Tuesday 15 December 2015

Soccer U.17

Wexford CBS 2-1 St. Kierans College
O’Neill twins both hit the net as Bokerboys advance to Leinster ¼ final
Wexford CBS under-17 soccer team beat St.Kierans College of Kilkenny in Curracloe on the 9th of December to advance to the quarter final of the Leinster cup. The boys took to the field backed by a strong wind in the first half and from the first minute put their opponents under severe pressure. Luke O’Neill put the Bokerboys ahead inside two minutes after a fine individual run saw him beat two players before hitting a powerful shot which the keeper got a hand to but failed to keep out of the net to give the CBS a dream start. In spite of a fierce wind this was a game of high quality and the game flowed from end to end. St. Kierans came close to equalising five minutes later but flashed a shot just wide of the post. The CBS gained the upper hand and created several chances but a combination of good goal keeping and poor finishing halted them from doubling their advantage. Luke O’Neill, Luke Dowdall and Jamie Thomas were wreaking havoc on the opposing defence as time and time again they looked to run at their opponents and played a high energy game. Ryan Busher, Sam O’Neill and Paddy O’Reilly were in control on midfield and dictated the game. A fine passage of play involving O’Reilly, Busher and Luke O’Neill played in Sam O’Neill but he hit an effort straight at the keeper. The CBS continued to press, Jamie Thomas played a wonderful curled pass over the top of defence to Luke O’Neill on the other side but he found his effort well saved. Ryan Busher was next up for the CBS as he hit an effort narrowly over. Luke Dowdall could have added another but some last ditch defending blocked him down after a great ball in from Luke O’Neill. The Bokerboys continued to apply the pressure, Luke O’Neill saw a freekick tipped over with ten minutes remaining. Jamie Thomas almost hit the net shortly after with a thunderous strike but again it was well saved by St. Kierans impressive keeper. St. Kierans always looked dangerous in the counter attack particularly their number 10 who plays with the Irish under 15 international team and were very close to levelling the scores on the stroke of half time after a neat one two played in their number 11 who attempted to go around Adam Dempsey but was forced wide and eventually he attempted a cross which Dempsey gathered gratefully.
The second half the Bokerboys were forced to play against a fierce wind but to their credit they certainly upped their game, they kept the ball moving on the ground and dominating possession, Paddy O’Reilly in midfield in particular was at the heart of everything as the CBS overlapped and played some scintillating football. Inside two minutes Jamie Thomas and Luke O’Neill combined well before finding a defence splitting pass for Luke Dowdall who raced into a one on one position and with plenty of time really should have hit the net but his effort was well saved. Dowdall came close again shortly after as Ben Butler overlapped before whipping in a dangerous cross. The Bokerboys eventually added a deserved second midway through the second half, a fine flowing move started by Ryan Busher and involving Jamie Thomas and Luke O’Neill eventually fed the ball to Sam O’Neill who beat his man on the edge of the box before slotting home a lovely finish to the bottom left corner of the net. St. Kierans at this point poured everything forward in search of an equaliser but found the back four of Dion Murphy, Kallum Broaders, Jack O’Leary and Ben Butler in no mood to give them a chance. Broaders and O’Leary in the centre defended resolutely throughout the game and had to up their game considerably as Kierans attempted to get back in the game. The Bokerboys did have chances to add another, Jamie Thomas almost tripled the lead with a freekick which he fired just over and TJ Cousins was unfortunate not to receive a penalty after a stumble in the box. St.Kierans did pull one back with 15 minutes remaining after some individual brilliance from their number ten who exploited space in the CBS defence before rifling home a shot to leaving Dempsey with no chance 2-1. Substitute Leon Nolan-Cullen gained possession for the CBS on the half-way line and raced down the wing before delivering a lovely ball to Luke O’Neill who hit an effort on target but which was well saved by the away keeper. St.Kierans backed by the wind upped their game and put real pressure on the CBS in the final ten minutes as they went with a very direct approach but were not afforded any clear cut chances. Adam Dempsey was forced into one excellent save from a flicked header from a free and Jack O’Leary pulled off a phenomenal sliding tackle to calm the nerves. CBS introduced some substitutes who all had an impact on the final stage of the game with Chris Cowman shoring up midfield and Todd Hynes adding renewed energy at left back as the home team saw out the remainder of the game and secured a great victory.
An excellent team performance again from the CBS in their closest game so far this season, this was a test for the boys which they proved to be more than capable of meeting. Excellent performances all over the field backed by the composure of their captain, Adam Dempsey in goal, on the day man of the match was deservedly Paddy O’Reilly who controlled the game from midfield but of course honourable mentions to the O’Neill twins Sam and Luke who both hit the net and played brilliantly throughout. The lads now await the draw for the ¼ final but with this kind of performance and two more players to come back into the squad they stand every chance of going all the way.
Wexford CBS: Wexford CBS: Adam Dempsey (Wexford Youths), Dion Murphy (Wexford Albion),  Kallum Broaders (North End), Jack O’Leary (Wexford Albion), Ben Butler (Wexford Albion), Paddy O’Reilly (Wexford Albion), Sam O’Neill (Wexford Albion), Ryan Busher (Wexford Youths), Luke O’Neill (Wexford Albion), Luke Dowdall (Wexford Albion), Jamie Thomas (Wexford Albion) Subs: T.J Cousins (Wexford Albion) for  Dowdall (Wexford Albion), Chris Cowman (Curracloe Utd.) for Busher, Leon Nolan-Cullen (North End) for Thomas, Todd Hynes (North End) for Butler

Tuesday 8 December 2015

Senior Soccer

Wexford CBS 3-1 Carnew (a.e.t)
CBS Seniors book semi-final spot
The Senior soccer team beat Carnew on the 1st December after extra time with literally a hard-fought victory. Playing in Wexford Albion Coolcotts pitch and in horrible conditions the boys found it hard to find their rhythm against a gale-force wind.  Carnew backed by the wind opened the scoring in the first minute of the game as they exploited some weak defending and their number ten drilled a shot low into Adam Dempsey’s right corner to take a one goal lead. The CBS responded well playing against the wind, they managed to keep the ball down on the floor and played a delightful passing game and took control. Luke O’Neill on the right wing was causing havoc as he ran time and time again at his opponent and whipped in two dangerous balls within 5 minutes, unfortunately Dylan Dixon couldn’t quite get on the end of either cross. Minutes later the CBS should have equalised Jesse Farrell found Luke O’Neill with a defence splitting pass, Luke was in a one on one position but his effort was well saved by the Carnew keeper. The Bokerboys began to pile the pressure on their opponents and forced a number of corner kicks and some solid defending from Carnew kept them at bay. Midway through the first half the CBS were awarded a penalty, Darragh Rossiter split the defence with a pass from midfield, Jesse Farrell received possession and raced past one opponent before he was taken down from behind just inside the box. Carnew’s defender injured himself in the process, received a yellow card and was substituted, Darragh Rossiter stepped up and saw his attempt well saved. The Bokerboys continued to press against the wind and Luke O’Neill who was playing brilliantly on the right wing fashioned two more chances for himself but on both occasions was thwarted by the keeper who produced two good saves to keep Carnew ahead. Half time came, the score 1-0 to the away side.
The second half saw the CBS continue their dominance as they went in search of an equaliser, Luke O’Neill again beat his opponent and raced into a one on one position before seeing another effort well saved by the opposing keeper. Jesse Farrell hit the side netting after some neat link up play between Shane McGrath and Dylan Dixon put him in. The Bokerboys were throwing everything forward but it was beginning to look like it wouldn’t be their day. Paddy O’Reilly went on a great run overlapping from left back and was played in by Jesse Farrell as the CBS play opened up Carnew again but Paddy unfortunately hit his effort wide of the goal from 10 yards out. The Bokerboys made some changes and went with a more attacking outlook as they pushed everything forward in search of the equaliser. Supersub Liam Rockett immediately made an impact as he flashed two shots just wide. Rockett was soon instrumental in the equaliser as he worked well with Luke O’Neill on the right side before drilling a cross in from the right which was touched away by a defender from Dylan Dixon but straight into the path of Lee Busher who buried an effort to the roof of the net. Carnew came back into the game in the last ten minutes and almost netted a winner after some good play found their left winger in space, he was in a one on one position and he fired an effort from which Adam Dempsey produced a fantastic save to keep the scores level. The home side almost found a winner in the final minute as Shane McGrath took a strike from 20 yards saw his effort fly inches wide of the post with the keeper beaten. 1-1 after 90 minutes and extra time was to be played.
Wexford CBS again upped their performance and 5 minutes into extra time finally took the lead, Brendan Furlong found Darragh Rossiter with an excellent pass in space on the right side, Darragh burst forward and turned inside and out beating two players before smashing home his strike to the near post to give the Bokerboys a deserved lead. From this point on the CBS dropped back a little and looked comfortable. In the 2nd half of extra time the CBS added another to wrap up the victory after some excellent individual play from Dylan Dixon up front as he beat 3 opponents with some good footwork, he then played the ball to Liam Rockett just inside the box and Rockett made no mistake sending a strike across the keeper to find the bottom corner of the net and effectively finish the game as a contest. A good solid performance on the day from the CBS as they had to overcome a physically demanding test in ferocious conditions, they know themselves that at this level they have to take more chances but as a team they give their all and are a credit to the jersey and their school. Next up is a semi-final against Arklow CBS which should be a fantastic game of football and the Wexford lads know they will have to be at their best if they are to win and look to retain their league title. Best on the day for the CBS in a good team performance were Ryan Byrne, Lee Busher, Darragh Rossiter and supersub Liam Rockett.

Wexford CBS: Wexford CBS: Adam Dempsey (Wexford Youths), Padraic Rossiter (Forth Celtic), Ryan Byrne (Wexford Bohs), Aaron Goodison (Wexford Bohs), Paddy O’Reilly (Wexford Albion), Luke O’Neill (Wexford Albion), Lee Busher (Wexford Youths), Darragh Rossiter (Forth Celtic), Shane McGrath (Wexford Bohs) Jesse Farrell (Wexford Youths), Dylan Dixon (Curracloe Utd), Subs: Liam Rockett (Curracloe Utd) for P.Rossiter, Kallum Broaders (North End) for O’Reilly, Brendan Furlong (Wexford Celtic) for O’Neill, Cormac Byrne (Wexford Bohs) for Goodison, also; Sam O’Neill (Wexford Albion), Dion Murphy (Wexford Albion), and Rob Donnelly (Wexford Bohs) 


Christmas Fair

Friday 4 December 2015

Positive Affirmations

Work Ethic:
Conor Keane, David Kelly, Janavi Parimkayala, Adam Feery, Sam McQuaid, Jordan Murphy, Evan Farrell, Conor Foley, Jake Cunningham, Kacper Biernacki, Kramer Pascuel.
Extra Curricular
Dale White, Nigel Donohue

Christmas Fair

Enterprise Week

Here are some more photos of participants in the Enterprise Week.

Thursday 3 December 2015

First Blocks

Foundations are in and Bob The Builder has started.

Enterprise Students

 Bow Ties
Bird Houses

Senior Soccer

Wexford CBS 8-0 Enniscorthy V.C
CBS Seniors bounce back with powerful performance.
The Senior soccer team recovered from their heartbreak to simply destroy Enniscorthy V.C in the opening fixture of the Wicklow/Wexford league. The boys who were bitterly disappointed by their own performance against Borris in the cup looked to set the record straight and leave their opponents in no confusion as to why they are defending champions. CBS took the lead inside five minutes with Darragh Rossiter finding the net after a fine team move. Lee Busher drove forward from midfield and added a second minutes later linking up delightfully with Jesse Farrell and Darragh Rossiter before applying a neat finish to double the advantage. Shane McGrath who scored a hat-trick against Borris added a third soon after with a free kick on the edge of the area. The CBS simply dominated this game and Adam Dempsey in goal had very little to do. Lee Busher made it 4 with another neat finish from a team move, the Bokerboys were playing sensational stuff and were guilty of missing several chances. Half time and 4 up the bokerboys were looking in good shape. The second half began in the same fashion with Darragh Rossiter adding his 2nd and his sides 5th in the opening minute latching onto a fine through ball before smashing an effort just inside the far post from the edge of the area. Dylan Dixon added a 6th soon after himself and Jesse Farrell linking up well, Farrell squared to Dixon who tapped home from 5 yards. Captain, Jesse Farrell, made it 7 shortly after, a good team move put him in possession in the box, he side-stepped one player before firing home. Substitutes were introduced but with no real drop in the level of performance as the CBS simply dominated the game, the boys were guilty however of missing several chances. With ten minutes remaining the CBS added their final goal of the game Liam Rockett whipping in a fierce cross from the left wing which Luke O’Neill tapped home at the far post. 8-0 and in truth it could have been a lot more, the senior team bounced back from disappointment in their opening game and upped their level, which Enniscorthy V.C could not cope with. All members of the team were very impressive on the day; the boy’s face Carnew next Tuesday in the ¼ final of the competition where they will hope to replicate such an impressive display. Tougher tests will lie ahead but this team has the potential to do it again.
Wexford CBS: Wexford CBS: Adam Dempsey (Wexford Youths), Padraic Rossiter (Forth Celtic), Rob Donnelly (Wexford Bohs), Aaron Goodison (Wexford Bohs), Paddy O’Reilly (Wexford Albion), Cormac Byrne (Wexford Bohs), Lee Busher (Wexford Youths), Dylan Dixon (Curracloe Utd), Shane McGrath (Wexford Bohs) Jesse Farrell (Wexford Youths), Darragh Rossiter (Forth Celtic), Subs: Luke O’Neill (Wexford Albion), Dion Murphy (Wexford Albion), Liam Rockett (Curracloe Utd), Sam O’Neill (Wexford Albion), Sean Hopkins (Wexford Celtic), Mikey Lawlor (North End), Jamie Thomas (Wexford Albion), Aaron McGuire (Wexford Bohs)

Under 17 Soccer

Wexford CBS 3-0 Borris V.C
Bokerboys advance to last 16 of Leinster
Wexford CBS under-17 team travelled away to Borris V.C in the 2nd round of the Leinster under 17 cup and came away with a very impressive victory. Borris who had accounted for our senior side in the first round of the senior cup hosted what was to be a comprehensive victory for the CBS. Wexford began in a bright manner, Jamie Thomas and Luke O’Neill from the off caused Borris headaches with their pace and direct style on both flanks. The Bokerboys threatened early and flashed a shot just over the bar from Jamie Thomas from wide left. Luke O’Neill whipped in a dangerous ball from the right side shortly after but unfortunately nobody could get on the end of the cross. O’Neill was soon fouled on the right side after some good build up play, Kallum Broaders whipped in a dangerous ball which was met at the far post by the head of Jack O’Leary who found the top corner from close range to give the CBS an early lead. The Bokerboys continued to put some good passes together and had to overcome one or five pretty late tackles in their approach but coped well. Borris did enjoy a good spell midway through the first half where their physical approach seemed to pay dividens as they began to put pressure on the CBS. The backline of Paddy O’Reilly, Kallum Broaders, Jack O’Leary and Ben Butler handled them well enough however and gave them nothing. The best they could muster in this period of the game was a couple of corners which the CBS dealt with. The Bokerboys responded emphatically to their opponents on the half hour a direct ball from defence was controlled by Sam O’Neill who split the defence with a well measured pass finding his brother Luke onrushing from the left wing, Luke beat one defender before slotting past the keeper with a cool finish to double the Bokerboys advantage. Borris did battle well to their credit and were competing at this stage without offering a threat in the final third. Half time 2-0 to Wexford.
The second half saw Wexford CBS approach the game in the way they know best as they moved the ball about with speed and purpose and simply dominated the game from this point on. Jamie Thomas operating now on the right wing received a pass from Paddy O’Reilly and beat his man before whipping in a dangerous cross which Luke O’Neill headed narrowly over the bar. The Bokerboys continued to threaten and allowed their opponents very little opportunity as they enjoyed the majority of possession. Dion Murphy came close to adding another soon after but hit an effort wide. Substitutes were introduced for the CBS and the level of performance did not drop, as the game wore on the home side seemed to lose their discipline and the game as a contest seemed over. Leon Nolan Cullen made it 3-0 shorlty after coming on as a sub as he received the ball from fellow sub Luke Dowdall before drilling a shot low across the keeper and into the corner of the net. With minutes remaining Borris lost their left back to a red card, and as the game ran on the CBS ran out comfortable winners overcoming a tough away test to progress to the last 16 of the competition where they will meet St. Kierans College of Kilkenny. This team is playing well and with belief and stand every chance of progressing in the competition. Best on the day for the CBS were Kallum Broaders from defence, Dion Murphy in the middle and both Luke O’Neill and Jamie Thomas who caused a constant threat up front.
Wexford CBS: Wexford CBS: Adam Dempsey (Wexford Youths), Paddy O’Reilly (Wexford Albion), Kallum Broaders (North End), Jack O’Leary (Wexford Albion), Ben Butler (Wexford Albion), Shane Hall (Wexford Albion), Dion Murphy (Wexford Albion),  Sam O’Neill (Wexford Albion), Luke O’Neill (Wexford Albion), T.J Cousins (Wexford Albion), Jamie Thomas (Wexford Albion), Subs: Luke Dowdall (Wexford Albion) for Cousins (Wexford Albion), Cathal Kirwan (Wexford Albion) for Hall, Todd Hynes (North End) for Butler, Ryan Busher (Wexford Youths) for Thomas, Leon Nolan-Cullen (North End)  for L. O’Neill, also Cian Foley (North End), Gary Hall-Roche (Wexford Albion)

Wednesday 2 December 2015

Skydiver Paul

Congratulations to Paul Eaves, Third Year Oak, who has recently completed a skydive. He jumped 15,000 feet and soared like a bird to raise 1180 for the Console Charity organisation. He thoroughly enjoyed the experience and said he would definitely do it again.