Monday 30 March 2015

China Trip 2015

A group of 29 students and 3 teachers have just returned after spending ten days in China. The trip has become an annual event, this being the fifth year a group from the school has travelled. It offers an amazing opportunity to experience Chinese Culture first hand. Pupils got to visit, The Great Wall, The Forbidden City, The Summer Palace, The Temple Of Heaven, Beijng Museum,The Olympic Park, Tea Ceremony, Acrobatic Show, Kung Fu session, overnight train journey to Xian, Terracotta Warriors,The Wild Goose Pagoda and  experienced shopping and haggling at The Pearl Market, Silk Market and Muslim Market. A truly wonderful experience.

Thursday 26 March 2015

X Cel County Enterprise Finals

Congratulations to our winners in the Enterprise County Finals. It was a great showcase for all the young enterprising ideas in the Wexford schools. A great achievement.

Thursday 12 March 2015

Spelling Test Champion

Congratulations to Cormac Sinnott who was victorious in the First Year spelling competition yesterday. In a tense final he was the last man standing after nine rounds of a tricky spelling fest.
Well done to all the other competitors who also excelled in this challenge.

Positive Affirmations

Work Ethic
Dakota Rossi, Thomas McIntyre, Nathan Brennan, Andrew Mythen, Ian Sweetman, Manus Harte, Fionn Roche, Richie Browne.
Good Deeds
Ryan Kavanagh

Wednesday 11 March 2015

U-15 Soccer Leinster Quarter Final

Wexford C.B.S  1-2 De Le Salle Dundalk
CBS U-15 soccer squad were eliminated on Thursday 5th from the Leinster U-15 Schools tournament at the quarter final stage, losing 2-1 to De Le Salle Dundalk.
Wexford had taken a 1-0 lead early in the second half through Kallum Broaders. Each side has periods of dominance in the game but when Wexford lost goalkeeper Luke Moloney to injury after he bravely blocked a De Le Salle scoring opportunity, it proved to be a turning point for the Dundalk side. They piled forward in search of an equaliser. Their equaliser arrived after a corner from the left led to a scramble in the six yard-box, the ball was eventually bundled into Wexford’s net. 1-1.
A free-kick just ten minutes later produced their winner. Wexford’s replacement goalkeeper Dylan French’s attempted save was unsuccessful as the ball bounced into the CBS net. 1-2. The CBS boys did have chances to equalise but Leon Nolan twice and Shane Bergin both failed to find Dundalk’s net as CBS were unlucky not to at least force extra-time. So the U-15’s season came to an end after an impressive year in which the boys captured the Wicklow-Wexford Title.

Team: Luke Moloney, Tre Long, Cian Foley(capt.), Kallum Broaders, Reece Murphy, Gary Carroll, Justin Butler, Ciaran Carthy, Shane Bergin, Todd Hynes, Leon Nolan.

Substitutes; Dylan French for Luke Moloney, Scott Keeling and Liam Godkin for Shane Bergin and Justin Butler. Cian Whelan, Josh Kavanagh, Shane O’Neill, Jack Byrne, Ryan Lynch, Jamie Dawson, David Harte. Gary Hall-Roche(injured).

Monday 9 March 2015

London Trip 2015

Our journey started at 3.15 am when the bus arrived at Bride Street Church and brought us to Dublin airport where we boarded the plane for London Stansted Airport. When we arrived at Stansted Airport we got onto our coach and our guide William took us on a tour around London City. We saw some of the famous landmarks in London; Big Ben, London Tower Bridge (there was a Mexico exhibition here with lots of interactive stations and free tacos!), Westminster abbey, Buckingham palace, Piccadilly Circus, Leister Square, and Trafalgar Square and of course the M&M shop. We arrived at the hotel and had an hour to unpack before our delicious buffet dinner.
On Day 2 we woke up early in the morning and went down stairs to receive our buffet breakfast. Today was a visit to the London Sea Life Aquarium. In the aquarium we saw many wonderful sea creatures from all over the world. This was followed by the Imperial War Museum which was excellent. Highlights included life size trenches, war tanks, cars, and missiles. Some of the more serious exhibitions like “a family at war” and “the holocaust” were very moving. After the War Museum we took the bus to the restaurant “Bella Italia” the food was divine. After dinner we went to the outstanding Lion King show in the Lyceum Theatre. It was an amazing show! The music, lights and puppetry was like nothing we’d seen before. The show ended at 10:00 pm and when we got back to the hotel we went to bed.
Day 3 brought us to Stamford Bridge home of Chelsea football club. We started in the museum of Chelsea football club viewing cups and other notable historical events of the club. We got a tour of Stamford Bridge where we saw the pitch, the press room and the two changing rooms. Next up was the National Science and History museums. In the Science museum we got to see how energy was made, space exploration and history of medicine. The National History museum had the massive bone structures off the Tyrannosaurus rex and the Blue Whale (which was found washed up on the beaches of Wexford). We returned to the hotel for another lovely buffet dinner, we then had to pack our suitcases and bags to be ready for the departure on Saturday!
Our final day was a visit to the London Dungeons. The London Dungeons were very scary especially when Jack the Ripper jumped out of the shadows. After our visit to the London Dungeons we transferred to Westfield Shopping Complex. Westfield was absolutely massive and it had all the best shops in it. When we left Westfield our time in London came to an end. We departed Stansted Airport and took the return flight back to Dublin City. The tour was incredible and we all had an amazing time. J
Aaron O’Connor

Nigel Ross

Friday 6 March 2015

TY/5th year 7-a-side Blitz

Tinryland and Carlow Town Hurling Club,
Thursday March 5

Group 7 Game one: Wexford CBS..................10-4 Carlow CBS...............2-1
Wexford were slow to start and Carlow got the first goal. Eventually Wexford got into action and goals from Chris Cowman, Liam Hore and Rob Donnelly settled any nerves. The half-time score was 4-2 to 1-1.
The second half saw the Boker Boys continue their dominance with good passing and movement which the Carlow boys couldn’t match. Conor Coleman grabbed a pair of goals as did Liam Hore as CBS interchanged their subs wisely to spare legs for bigger battles ahead.
Wexford CBS: Shane McGrath; Danny Walsh, Padraig Rossiter; Liam Hore (3-1), Darragh Rossiter; Stephen Rossiter (1-1), Chris Cowman (1-0).
Subs - All interchanged: Cormac Byrne, Joe Redmond, Daniel Lynch, Rob Donnelly (2-1), Liam Rockett (1-0), Conor Coleman (2-1).

Group 7 Game two: Wexford CBS................7-6 Patrician (Newbridge).........1-4
Despite the final score this was a tough dogged battle with the Kildare students not giving up the fight until the game was over. It was a physical game with plenty of knocks taken and yellow cards for the Patrician lads.
The half-time score was 4-3 to 1-2 and would have been more if not for some sloppy play for CBS who struggled to handle the close attention of their opponents. It wasn’t until the second half that CBS clicked and began to spray the ball around and get the scores need to put serious daylight between the teams.
A captain’s part from Daniel Lynch helped get CBS through and secure two wins from two games which resulted in them finishing as Group 7 winners and earning a quarter-final spot versus St. Peter’s in Carlow Town Hurling Club. 
Wexford CBS: Shane McGrath; Cormac Byrne, Joe Redmond; Daniel Lynch (3-0), Rob Donnelly (2-1); Liam Rockett (0-2), Conor Coleman (0-2).
Subs – All interchanged: Danny Walsh, Padraig Rossiter, Liam Hore, Darragh Rossiter (2-0), Stephen Rossiter, Chris Cowman (0-1).

Quarter-final: Wexford CBS.........................7-7 St. Peter’s College.................2-2
CBS dominated from start to finish in this quarter-final on the top pitch in Carlow Town Hurling Club. It was close enough in the beginning until CBS began to pull away as again Daniel Lynch showed his team the way along with excellent defending from Padraig Rossiter and efficient play from Stephen Rossiter.
It was 4-4 to 1-1 at the break and CBS had the wind to come in the second half. There was no danger of a slip up in the second half as Rob Donnelly and Liam Rockett found the net early on.
Wexford CBS: Shane McGrath; Joe Redmond, Padraig Rossiter (0-1); Daniel Lynch (1-1), Darragh Rossiter; Conor Coleman (1-2), Liam Rockett (1-1).
Subs – All interchanged: Danny Walsh, Liam Hore (1-0), Rob Donnelly (2-0), Chris Cowman, Stephen Rossiter (1-2).

Semi-final: Wexford CBS......................0-2   Colaiste Mhuire (Johnstown).........2-4
The shame of this semi-final, on the main pitch, is that CBS left a place in the final behind them. Playing with the wind in the first half, CBS messed up four serious goal chances and instead of sitting on a comfortable half-time lead; were trailing by 1-1 to 0-2.
Conor Coleman’s free and Liam Rockett’s point were the CBS scores in that half. Liam Rockett was also denied a goal when his shot crossed the line but the referee thought otherwise.
CBS kept up the pressure in second half but missed easy chances while at the other end the Johnstown boys were clinical and snapped up any opportunity that came their way.
Discipline broke down as the frustration grew and Johnstown earned their place in the final.
It was a very enjoyable experience for the players who benefitted from coach Willie Carley’s excellent use of the sub interchange to ensure that everyone was as fresh as could be throughout the day.
Wexford CBS: Shane McGrath; Padraig Rossiter, Joe Redmond; Daniel Lynch, Darragh Rossiter; Stephen Rossiter, Rob Donnelly.
Subs – All interchanged: Danny Walsh, Liam Hore, Chris Cowman, Conor Coleman (0-1), Liam Rockett (0-1).

Thursday 5 March 2015

German Exchange 2015

On February 5th a group of 5 students from the CBS and 51 from the Loreto Secondary School travelled to Baden Württemberg in Southwest Germany. They were taking part in an exchange with St. Ursula’s Secondary School which is situated in Villingen- Schwenningen in the beautiful Black Forest region.
The students arrived to sub-zero temperatures and lots of snow. This was perfect weather for sledging down the Feldberg Mountain the next day.
After a weekend spent with the host families eating German food and hopefully speaking lots of German, the students rose early on Monday morning in order to be on time for the first class at 7.40 am. The first half of the day was spent meeting some of the students at St. Ursula’s and touring the Ursuline convent which gave rise to the school.
In the afternoon a trip to the local ice – rink meant more bumps and bruises and freezing hands and feet!
The remainder of the week flew past. The students were lucky to be in Villingen – Schwenningen during “ Fastnet” or “Fastnacht” . In this strongly Catholic region of Germany the tradition of Fastnet dates back to the Middle Ages and involves parties and parades with costumes handed down through the generations. Historically, Fastnet was viewed as the last chance to enjoy yourself before Lent began and the Germans, believe it or not, do know how to enjoy themselves!
We look forward to reciprocating the hospitality shown to us when the German students travel to Wexford in September.  

Tuesday 3 March 2015

X Cel Enterprise Interviews

Our First and Second Year Enterprise students did their interviews for the National Awards today. We wish them luck and hope they go on to great things in the future with their entries.

Monday 2 March 2015

Positive Affirmations

Work Ethic
Paul Eaves, Joshua Murphy, Cian Kehoe, Conor Brennan, William Cole, Adrian Morris, Gary Carroll, Gary Hall-Roche.