Friday 16 December 2016

TY2 - Songschool

TY2 spent the last two days writing lyrics and composing music to produce their own CD, by all accounts it maybe a classic.

Positive Affirmations

Work Ethic
Ryan Malone, Aaron Dempsey, Jordan Farrell, Jack Corcoran, Eoin Donovan, Aaron Dempsey, Eoin Kelly, Jakub Mastek, Noel Sebi, Jack Mullen, Alex Mulvihill, Jack Connolly, Harry Deane, Michael Cleary, Daragh Carley, Sean White, Daniel Nolan, Luke Crosbie, Joshua Murphy, Luke Rogan Shiel, Scott Keeling, Adam Baziz, Matthew Creane, Jack Robinson, Aidan Conneely, Justin Dempsey, Conor Parle, Shane Sweetman.
Good Deeds

Jake Cunningham, Adam Kehoe.

Thursday 15 December 2016

County Council Students Elections

Some pics from student County Council Transition Year  election during the week. David Minogue from the County Council explained the process. Four students from each of the town schools and Bridgetown VS were elected to represent their schools on the new Students Council. We look forward to seeing these representives blossom into future politicians.

Monday 12 December 2016

Christmas Fair

The Christmas Fair was a great success again this year and the new location provided a very cosy athmosphere for all involved. Well done to all staff and pupils who made it such a wonderful event.

Friday 9 December 2016

Positive Affirmations

Work Ethic:
Darragh Carley, Michael Cleary, Fionn Roche, Ryan Kavanagh, Kian McCormack, Matthew Polard, Calum Corcoran, Pierce McDonald, Shane O’Leary.
Good Deeds:
Daniel Tsapchuck.

Christmas Fair

Today is Christmas Fair and Christmas Jumper Day at Wexford CBS. The proceeds of Jumper Day will go to the Immersion Fund for our trip to Zambia next June.

Wednesday 7 December 2016

South Leinster Senior Hurling ‘C’ semi-final

Colaiste Bhride Carnew…………3-8
Wexford CBS…………….………1-11

The seniors hurlers bowed out of the championship after a tough encounter with Colaiste Bhride (Carnew) in Carnew GAA Club. It was a very tight affair but a 53rd minute goal by the home side swung the game their way and they hung onto claim a place in the final.
CBS hurled into the wind in the first half and opened the scoring with two quick points from Jack O’Leary and Glen Murphy-Butler. At the other end, the Wexford CBS goal was leading a charmed life as the home team left 1-4 behind them with sloppy wides.
However they found their range and quickly had 1-2 on the board. However CBS plugged away and punished fouls by the Carnew defence with converted points from Glen Murphy Butler who was very accurate throughout.
Carnew got in for a second goal in somewhat controversial circumstances as the scorer caught the ball three times in possession but it was missed by the referee and the score stood.
The half-time score was 2-5 to 0-6 and a determined CBS outfit got the best possible start to the second half when Jack O’Leary flicked a Glen Murphy-Butler free to the net. Two more frees from Murphy-Butler and a fine score from Philip Rawson tied up the match at 2-6 to 1-9 after 50 minutes.
The deciding score was the Carnew third goal which was excellently finished to the corner of Adam Howlin’s net.
The remaining ten minutes or so resulted in 0-2 for each side and a late close in free from Glen Murphy-Butler after a foul on Shane Hall was saved and with that went any hope of forcing extra-time.
It was a brave effort from a gallant side. Some have played their last hurling game for the school before moving on but many remain for next year’s championship.

Wexford CBS: Adam Howlin; Josh McMahon, Shane Hall, Ben McMahon; Shane Doyle, Cormac Byrne (Capt.), Conor Graydon; Chris Cowman, Terry Whitty; Dion Murphy, Philip Rawson (0-1), Glen Murphy-Butler (0-9, 8f, 1 ’65); Jack Nolan, Jack O’Leary (1-1), Ben Hayes.
Sub: Lee Hore for Nolan.

Thursday 1 December 2016

U.17 Soccer

Wexford CBS    4  Enniscorthy CBS    0
The U-17 Soccer Squad took on Enniscorthy CBS today (Tuesday 15/11/16) in an exciting and well-fought battle by both sides. Early pressure from Wexford was dealt with well by the Enniscorthy back line. Our team showed a great work ethic to win the ball in the opposition’s half on numerous occasions early in the first half. Ciaran Carthy created a great chance early on after he took the ball straight from the feet of a defender deep in the Enniscorthy half. Stephen Kearns of Enniscorthy dislocated his shoulder after taking a heavy challenge. His valiant effort to play on was inspirational but he eventually had to be substituted off. Enniscorthy were gifted a chance to go 1-0 up 25 minutes in to the first half in a 1 on 1 situation, but the striker who was reluctant to use his left foot took too long on the ball and the attack ended with a heroic save from goalkeeper James Crean.  The first goal came after a free kick was awarded to Wexford in the 32nd minute. The set piece, directed towards the Enniscorthy box was fumbled in the area and calmly finished with finesse by Todd Hynes to give the boker boys the advantage going in to half time. Shane Bergin came on as a tactical substitution at half time for Scott Keeling on the right wing. Leon Nolan showed fantastic skill early in the second half to glide past 3 Enniscorthy defenders and deliver a through ball the Shane Bergin, which resulted in a Wexford corner. Todd Hynes whipped the ball towards the back post. Leon Nolan headed the ball back across the goal line and it was headed in to the back of the net with confidence by Ciaran Carthy to put Wexford up by 2. Later in the second half, Todd Hynes came under heavy challenge from Enniscorthy defenders as he bolted up the left wing. He miskicked the ball after an attempted cross to Leon Nolan in the centre which ended up in the top right corner to put Wexford up by 3-0 and give Todd Hynes his second of the game. Darragh Whelan was substituted on for Liam Godkin in the 65th minute.  After a dangerous 2 footed tackle from behind onto Kallum Broaders, Enniscorthy number 9 Jack Mythen was shown a straight red card and sent to watch the rest of the match from the bench. Complaints from one of Enniscorthy’s coaches also resulted in her being sent away from the pitch. The Enniscorthy goalkepper seemed to be having a change of form after making some nice saves in the later stages of the second half before conceding a 25 yard screamer by Leon Nolan to make it 4-0 with 20 minutes to go. Jamie Dawson was substituted on for Kallum Broaders and Gary Carroll was substituted on for Cian Whelan in the last 15 minutes. In one of the last plays of the game Tood Hynes was denied his hat- trick after being caught offside. The final score was 4-0 with a dominant performance from Wexford CBS.
Report by Shane Moore, TY1

Cross Country Success

Congratulations to our Cross Country teams who had a great day out in New Ross yesterday at the County Schools Championships
Minor Boys: Jack Dempsey 4th
Junior Boys: Darragh Collins 1st, Conor Keane 3rd. Team Gold - Conor Keane, Darragh Collins, Pierce McDonnell, Rian Doyle. Team Bronze - Alex Looney, Sean White, Owen McNulty, Nathan Murphy
Inter Boys: Paul Freeman 8th. Team Bronze - Paul Freeman, Richie Browne, James Crean, Aaron O'Connor.

Christmas Fair

The annual Christmas Fair will be held in St. Michael's Centre on Friday 9th December, where Santa Claus will visit and our students will display and sell their crafts. Come along and support their efforts.

Positive Affirmations

Woirk Ethic
Josh Kavanagh, Stephen Doyle, Daniel Browne, Aaron Browne, Clyde Mapa, Jahnavi Parimkayala, Noel Sebi, Billy Creane Hillis, Kyle Carroll, William Byrne, Matthew Colgan, Andrew Tsybinskgy, Nathan Murphy, Aaron O’Connor, Keith Hall, TJ Nolan, TJ Duggan, Ben Purdy, Gergely Pap, Ben Kehoe, David Kelly.

Friday 25 November 2016

Junior Cert Business Award

Congratulations to Ryan Healy on his award from School of Business, Waterford for achieving A standard in his Junior Cert.

U.17 Soccer

Wexford CBS......2  Gorey CS........0
CBS started the brighter of the two sides putting some early pressure on to Gorey, and it only took 3 minutes for them to break the deadlock. A corner swung in from the left by Cirean Carthy was met by Kallum Broaders who headed the ball low beyond the keeper to give CBS the perfect start. Gorey came close on the 13th minute when a through ball put them in one on one with CBS goalkeeper James Crean who made a fine save to deny Gorey the equalizer. Gorey had a good chance as the half hour approached, a corner delivered in from the right was met with a free header, but it was straight at James Crean who comfortably gathered the ball. CBS showed their danger on the attack when a quickly taken free kick released Todd Hynes down the right but his cross was cut out just before it could reach Kallum Broaders, and just minutes later they doubled their lead. Cirean Carthy delivered a free kick into the box which was met by Leon Nolan before eventually crossing the line off a Gorey defender for an own goal.

Half-Time: CBS 2-0 Gorey Community School

Gorey came out strong at the start of the second half putting some pressure on the CBS defence. They came close when once again a through ball put a Gorey player in one on one who saw his shot bouncing back off the near post and James Crean made a magnificent save from the rebound to keep their clean sheet intact. Gorey found it difficult to break down the solid CBS defence, their only real chance for the remainder of the match was dragged wide of the far post. CBS dominated the remainder of the game coming close on a few occasions. Leon Nolan drilled a shot in from just outside the box which the keeper could only parrie back to him but he put the follow up just wide of the post. CBS continued to show their threat from set pieces as they came close when a free kick was delivered in towards the back post with the shot just inches over the bar. It was a solid performance from the team with Gorey rarely threatening the CBS goal.

Wednesday 23 November 2016

Positive Affirmations

Work Ethic
Paddy O’Reilly, Conor Walsh, Jack Walsh, Conor Monaghan, Aidan Kelly, James Gardiner, Christopher Ryan, Nicky Kelly, James Bartlet, James Byrne, Evan Daly, Lee Donohue, Conor Bent, Jahnavi Parimkayala, Daniel Sas, Conor Brady, Sean Carty, Aaron O’Connor, John O’Sullivan, Leon Beaver, Conor Bent, Glenn Murphy, Weng Ging Ling, Conor Brennan, Robert Molloy Nolan, Adam Ffrench, Evan Buggy, Darragh Collins, Conor Wall, David Kelly,Dylan Mann, John Busher O’Sullivan, Cillian Harpur, David Lacey, Jack Dempsey.
Good Deeds
Ian Browne. Jack Abrams, Scott Radford, Jordan Farrell, Jake Matthews

Vivaldi Mannequin Challenge

Talent Show Feb.2017

It is proposed to hold our annual Talent Show in the new year, so start tuning up your act and get ready for auditions, which will be held soon.


Our Young Entrepreneurs are in full flow at the moment with many mini companies advertising and selling their wares. Good luck to them all as they prepare for Black Friday.

 The Italian Job - Meatball Hereos
The Breakfast Club

U.16 Gaelic Football

Hard luck to our U.16's who went down to Carnew VS in their final South Leinster game today.

Tuesday 22 November 2016

Junior Rugby Duff Cup

Leinster Schools Rugby Duff Cup - Rd.2
Wexford CBS.......33 Sandford Park......0

Our JCT squad put in a fine display of rugby in horrendous conditions at Park Lane, Wexford to crush Sandford Park in their Rd. 2 Duff Cup game. They performed exceptionally well in the conditions as they moved the ball with great precision and skill in attack after attack. This was rewarded in the first half with tries from Cian Connolly and Emmet Nolan. Conversions we added by Ruairi Fenlon. The second half got of to a great start with Eoin Foley and Eoin McBride adding further tries early on. This platform was built upon with the clever box kicking and pick and go driving, kept the Bokerboys deep in the oppositions territory. Eoin McBride capped a great performance with a second try. Three more conversions were added by Ruairi Fenlon and Emmet Nolan.
A great win indeed. We now await DLS Churchtown or GC New Ross in the Q-Final.
Team: Eoin McBride, Darragh Byrne, Tomas O'Keeffe, Cian Connolly, Jake Giltrap, Morgan Lawernce, Jack Freeman, Eoin Foley, Ruairi Fenlon, Shane McGuinness, Cian Doherty, Emmet Nolan, Paul Freeman, Nathen Barron , Conor Brennan, Kyle Lewis.

U.16 Gaelic Football

U.16 Gaelic Football squad who lost to Gorey C.S. recently in their South Leinster Championship game.

Friday 18 November 2016

Positive Affirmations

Work Ethic
Jack O'Connor, Cillian Doyle, Thomas O'Keeffe
Good Deeds
Kian Black, Jason Gordon, Nathan Murphy, Daniel Browne, Eoin Foley

Friday 11 November 2016

On the way up.

Christmas Shoe Box Appeal - Team Hope

This year, why not share your Christmas with a child living on the margins of society, amongst the poorest children in the world ? – many of whose families have to survive on less than €1 a day
You can – by taking part in the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal.
Your shoebox shows God’s care for them – and brings a ray of hope…with lots of excitement and laughter too.
You’ll be joining people taking part throughout Ireland, from pre-schools to old folks’ homes, from churches to workplaces, in schools and in homes all over the country.
This year, why not share your Christmas with a child living on the margins of society, amongst the poorest children in the world ? – many of whose families have to survive on less than €1 a day
You can – by taking part in the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal.

Your shoebox shows God’s care for them – and brings a ray of hope…with lots of excitement and laughter too.

You’ll be joining people taking part throughout Ireland, from pre-schools to old folks’ homes, from churches to workplaces, in schools and in homes all over the country.

Mr.Gannon is our school co-ordinator.

Students Council 2016-17

Academic Awards

Congratulations to Daniel Lynch and Adam Carroll ( Both  L.C. 2016)on winning Entrance Scholarships to DCU and Maynooth University respectively. Both receive €1,000 from their respective universities.
Congratulations also to Eoin Hickey (L.C. 2016) on winning an Academic High Achiever Award from UCD. All three will receive their awards at ceremonies in their universities in the coming weeks.

Positive Affirmations

Work Ethic
Sean Mackevscicius, Patrick Snatchev, Sean Carty, Jack Mullen, Dean Cashe, Ryan Malone, Scott Radford

Monday 7 November 2016

U.15 Soccer. Wexford / Wicklow League

Colaiste Bhride Carnew 1-2 Wexford CBS

Our U15 soccer squad travelled to Coolboy Sports Field on Friday 21st Oct. to take on Colaiste Bhride Carnew in their first league fixture.
Carnew started the game strongly and were unlucky not to take an early lead after hitting the CBS crossbar just 5 minutes in. Wexford slowly came to terms with Carnew's early dominance. Some positional changes helped the boys gain a foothold in the game. Joe Barrett was unlucky not to give Wexford the lead nearing half-time. His shot beat the on rushing goalkeeper but unfortunately the ball struck the outside of Carnew's post and trickled wide. Dylan Fox replaced Darragh Collins just before the interval. Half-time score 0-0.
Wexford started the second half impressively passing the football about on the heavy surface. It wasn't long before Josh Shiel pounced on an attempted clearance and smashed the ball to the corner of the Carnew net for a 0-1 Wexford lead. The game flowed from end to end with Wexford playing the better football. Ben Hynes, Conor Foley, Robert Molloy Nolan and Liam Lahiff thwarted Carnew’s attack at every opportunity. Approaching the last 15 minutes Carnew began to push further and further forward. Evan Roche produced a couple of fine saves to keep them at bay but was unable to prevent Carnew’s excellent long range strike levelling the game at 1-1. Carnew were now in the ascendancy. Wexford's midfield of Shane O'Neill, Luke O'Rourke and Evan Farrell needed one final push to help Wexford secure the 3 points. Kyle Turner replaced Joe Barrett.
With the game reaching its conclusion and the scores level, Kyle Turner broke forward from an Evan Farrell through ball. The Carnew goalkeeper raced out to meet him and the pressure told as Kyle's shot, partially blocked by the keeper glanced the crossbar and went for a CBS corner. Kyle took the resulting corner and Luke O'Rourke headed home the winner, 1-2.The last few minutes Wexford defended well and clung on for a hard fought win.

Team: Evan Roche, Robert Molloy Nolan, Conor Foley, Ben Hynes(C), Liam Lahiff, Darragh Collins, Evan Farrell, Shane O'Neill, Joe Barrett, Josh Shiel, Luke O'Rourke.
Subs: Adam Delaney, Conor Byrne, Kyle Turner, Dylan Fox, Shane Clancy. Also: Ollie Pierce, Jesse Ryan, Jason Gordon.(Joey Jackson & John Hore: absent)

Inter Schools Show Jumping

Aaron O Connor 1st year did the school proud today on his first day out at the Interschools Show Jumping in Wexford Equestrian. Great potential and some lovely jumping!

Wednesday 26 October 2016

Mid Term Study

Mid term study is available in the school from Tuesday 1st – Friday 4th November for 6th & 3rd years. Daily from 9-1pm. Any queries see Mr. Howlin.

Positive Affirmations

Work Ethic
Rhys Murphy, Daniel Bin Azaharan, Darragh Collins, Eoin Doyle, Aidan Kelly, Noel Sebi, Dylan Mann, Luke Dempsey, Jakub Mastek, Alex Mulvhill, Josh Byrne, Aaron O'Connor, Manus Harte, Conor Dobbs, Conor Brady, Eoin Donovan, Josh Carley, Christopher Ryan, Harry Rawson, Quinton Kelly, Dylan Fortune, Callum Cullen, James Gardiner, Andrew Crosby, Jack Robinson, David Kelly, Adrian Jasiewicz, Sam Day, Cathal Rowe, Josh Howlin, Eoin Hartigan, Jack Corcoran, Leon Beaver, Asjadullah Shori, Dylan Waters, Gergely Pap, Conor Keane, Noel Browne.
Good Deeds
Luke Bradley, Adam Terrence Walsh, Tom Murphy

Senior Soccer

Coláiste Bhríde Carnew ...0 Wexford CBS...3
As we arrived at the ground, it was evident that the pitch wasn’t quite up to the standards that the team were used to. It was a far cry from the luxury of the Watershed, the pitch they had played on just a few weeks beforehand. With no obvious pitch markings and holes for penalty spots, the team soon realized that they were in for a scrappy affair.
After a very shaky start to the game, with no team on top, Cian Foley’s fantastic goal line clearance seemed to kick the lads into gear. From there they began to truly exert their dominance. No more than 5 minutes later, we were ahead. A fantastic bit of team play was finished off by a tidy finish from Luke O’Neill. Ryan Busher then added to the tally with a tap in from 3 yards, following a great cross from Jamie Thomas.
The home team showed very little signs of retaliation, except for one instance which our centre back Seán Hopkins will want to forget as soon as possible. The Carnew striker nutmegged Seán, and as he tried to recover, the striker nutmegged him again. An embarrassed Seán tried to laugh it off, but it was clear to all those watching that he was truly devastated.
A very blatant penalty claim from us was somehow turned down, with Kallum Broaders being on the receiving end of an awful challenge in the box. The referee, however, saw nothing wrong with the tackle and waved play on. The team were not discouraged however, and soon they made it 3-0. A lovely 1-2 between Jamie Thomas and Luke O’Neill was finished nicely by Jamie. The goal was followed swiftly by another goal from Jamie Thomas, this time a curler from the edge of the box, which hits of the crossbar and goes in. Sweet as a nut *click*.
The final goal for CBS was the pick of the lot. A great cross from Paddy O’Reilly was finished with a thunderbolt of a header from Luke Dowdall. The header is a shoe-in for the Puskas Award in January.
The goal finished off a great overall performance from the lads, which was, despite some dodgy defending, tough to pick holes in.
 Man of the Match: Shane Hall
Great defensive performance from Shane, and he is well deserving of the award.
Wexford CBS: Adam Dempsey (Wexford Youths), Kallum Broaders (Wexford Youths), Cian Foley (Wexford Youths), Sean Hopkins (Wexford Celtic), Paddy O’Reilly (Wexford Albion), Shane Hall (Wexford Albion), Sam O’Neill (Wexford Youths), Ryan Busher (Forth Celtic), TJ Cousins (Wexford Albion), Luke O’Neill (Wexford Albion), Jamie Thomas (Wexford Albion), Subs: Dion Murphy (Wexford Albion), Luke Dowdall (Wexford Albion), Matthew Creane (Wexford Albion), Cormac Byrne (Wexford Bohs), Cathal Kirwan (Wexford Albion)

Report by Dylan Breen

Friday 21 October 2016

U15 Soccer Leinster Cup First Round

Wexford CBS 1-3 CCA Kilcoole
Our U15 soccer squad lost out to CCA Kilcoole on Thursday 13th October, in the first round of the Bank of Ireland Leinster Cup. The lads battled well and were punished for not taking their chances when the opportunities arose. Josh Shiel gave us the lead from a Kyle Turner corner, Kilcoole levelled on the stroke of half-time, they themselves scored from a corner early in the second half after a goalmouth scramble, CBS had chances to equalise but couldn’t find the net and Kilcoole killed the game off late with their third goal.
CBS Team: Evan Roche, Darragh Collins, Liam Lahiff, Ben Hynes, Conor Foley, Robert Molloy Nolan, Josh Shiel, Shane O’Neill, Joey Jackson(C) , Kyle Turner, Joe Barrett.

Substitutes: Jesse Ryan, Adam Delaney, Luke O’Rourke, Ollie Pierce, Shane Clancy. Also: Jason Gordon, Dylan Fox, John Hore, Conor Byrne.

Wednesday 19 October 2016

Positive Affirmations

Work Ethic
Sean Hopkins, Shane Walker, Aaron Doyle, Clyde Mappa, Harry Deane, Callum Hayes, Aaron Dempsey, Eoin Doyle, David Kelly, Janavi Prasad, Liam Lahiff, Ryan Malone, Conor Heath, Jack Foley.
Good Deeds
Ryan Kavanagh

Friday 14 October 2016

GOAL Jersey Day

Wexford CBS participated in GOAL'S Jersey Day fundraising event on Friday 14th Oct. Students and staff contributed 2Euro to wear their favourite club colours. This year the focus is on Gambella in Ethopia, where GOAL is leading a lifesaving nutrition programme to ease malnutrition particularly among children. We hope our support helps in some way.


The under 16 and senior basketball teams travelled to Bridgetown recently. It was a day of mixed success with the u-16 being narrowly beaten 18-13,while the u-19 had a very impressive win 35-15. Lorcan Brennan led the scoring for the u-16 with 5 points including one 3pointer. Denis Misculescu led the scoring with 10points,while his brother Angelo chipped in with another 8points and provided many assists to his brother. Both played some great defence and were aided immensely at that end by the rest of the team in particular Zygimantas Sniezka. Both teams now face St.Peters in a town Derby on Friday the 14th October.

Wednesday 12 October 2016

Positive Affirmations

Work Ethic
Abdullah Amin, Tony Wilde, Graeme Smith, Brian Sweetman, Eoghan Mahon, Thomas O'Brien, Cathal Crowe, Ciaran Mahon, Riley Kohl, Jake Cunningham, Ian Sweetman, Andrew Mythen, Michael Snatchev, Wen Geng Lin, Cillian Doyle, Roko Strgar, Jack Wilde, Sean Carty, Conor Keane.
Extra Curricular
Ross Bradley, Josh Porter

Sunday 9 October 2016

Junior Rugby

Our Junior rugby team are currently in the middle of their league campaign. To date they have played Tullow Community School, Good Counsel, New Ross and New Ross C.B.S.. We have lost , drawn and won those games respectively. The squad are working hard in training and the team is evolving nicely in time for the Cup. It is great to see players that are new to the game do so well and develop their skills as well as enjoying the experience.

After defeating Ross CBS

Wednesday 5 October 2016

Third Time Winner

Wexford CBS receives Cycle Against Suicide Ambassador School Award – 

On Friday last, September 23rd, the now annual Cycle Against Suicide Ambassador School Awards ceremony was held at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham. These awards recognised the immense efforts of 83 schools around the island of Ireland who have completed the Ambassador School Programme, and become actively involved in mental health promotion. The Ambassador School Programme, one aspect of a wide range of Cycle Against Suicide initiatives, is school-led, and involves the completion of “Five Gears” over the course of a year, all of which are aimed at raising awareness of the message that “It’s OK not to feel OK; and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help”.
At a special reception held at The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham,  our school was awarded the prestigious status of Ambassador School by Cycle Against Suicide in recognition of its fulfilment of the Five Gears, and its exceptional commitment to the promotion of positive mental health.
Wexford CBS was represented at the event by Link Teacher, Ms. Ivers and students , Kyle Long , Ultan Ryan and Patrick Hobbs who understandably are very proud of their achievements. “The Ambassador School Awards ceremony was a great day. It’s wonderful to attend such a positive event, and have the efforts of the students recognised. Our participation in the Ambassador School Programme has had an enormously positive impact on our school community, fostered a school-wide approach to the promotion of positive mental health, and provided incredible opportunities for student leadership”, said Ms. Ivers speaking at the event. Representatives from the main education bodies and trusts, the Institute of Guidance Counsellors and the Ombudsman for Children, Niall Muldoon, all attended to celebrate the remarkable achievements of the schools involved.
The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, congratulated the schools which completed the Ambassador School Programme. The Minister said: "It is fantastic to see that 83 schools around the island of Ireland have completed the Ambassador School Programme, and become actively involved in mental health promotion. This is a hugely important issue that affects so many families. I strongly support the promotion of positive mental health awareness in both primary and post-primary schools.”
Founder of Cycle Against Suicide, Jim Breen, who has recently been appointed to Minister Helen McEntee’s new Taskforce on Youth Mental Health said, “On behalf of Cycle Against Suicide I’d like to thank each of the 83 Ambassador Schools for their extraordinary commitment to breaking the cycle of suicide on the island of Ireland. Each of them has gone the extra mile to raise awareness of our message, empowering themselves and others to build resilience, and seek help when necessary. The efforts of these school communities, teachers, students and parents, is changing the mind-set, behaviour and culture of an entire generation.”
The leading charity was founded by Breen in 2012 after his appearance on RTÉ’s “The Secret Millionaire”. Each year the Movement engages with individuals, schools and communities through a variety of initiatives such as the Schools’ Programmes, the 14-day main Cycle around the island of Ireland, a SpinOff series of locally organised cycles, and Events Against Suicide, a dynamic week long programme of events which runs each September to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Week. To volunteer, register, or for more information please see .

Positive Affirmations

Extra Curricular Activities
Dylan Monahan, Cillian Shiggins,Daniel Nolan, Michael Day, Andrew Crosby, Joe Dangerfield, Cormac Sinnott, Matthew Rossiter, Eoin McBride, Ashton Rossiter, Dakota Rossi, Luke Spellacy, Cameron Yau, Eoin Kehoe, Morgam Lawrence, Gergely Pap, Ryan Kavanagh, Fionn Roche, Aaron Smythe, Cian O'Connor, Luke Dowdall, Ultan Warren, Patsy Whelan, Finnian Coughlan, Sascha Santschi-Cooney, Ben Arnold, Justin Butler, Shane Hall, Jack Killan, Nathan Murphy, Nathan Colgan, Jake Whitty.
Good Deeds
Jack Abrams

Friday 30 September 2016

School Mass

Our school community celebrated the start of year mass in Bride Street on Tuesday last. It was a beautiful ceremony which celebrated all that is good in our school. Fr. James Cullen , our chaplin prayed for a successful school year, welcomed our new first years and also included our past pupils as they make their way in the world of work and further education.

Thursday 29 September 2016

South Leinster Junior Hurling B c’ship Round 2

Enniscorthy CBS………………..2-15
Wexford CBS………..…………..0-8

The battle of the CBSs saw the Enniscorthy version come out comfortably on top at the end but not before after a stern challenge from their Wexford town rivals. It was 1-10 to 0-6 at half-time as dogged resistance from the Bokerboys kept them in the game.
However, this eventually faded as the second half went on and Enniscorthy struck for a late goal to put daylight between the teams.
Points from Glen Murphy Butler (free), Lee Hore and Dan Browne had CBS trailing by 1-4 to 0-3 at the end of the first quarter and CBS were unfortunate to lose two members of their half-back line Paul Leonard and Emmett Nolan to injury around this time.
It was a brave battling performance with exceptional displays from Richie Lawlor, Josh Shiel, Glen Murphy Butler and Josh McMahon. Next up is the final group game v FCJ Bunclody.

Wexford CBS: Francis Dempsey; Joe Barrett, Josh McMahon (Capt.), Josh Murphy; Gary Carroll, Paul Leonard, Emmett Nolan; Glen Murphy Butler (0-6 frees), Reece Murphy; Conor Graydon, Josh Shiel, Richie Lawlor; Dan Browne (0-1), Lee Hore (0-1), Shane Doyle.

Subs: Dylan Jones for Leonard inj. 8 mins, David McDonnell for Nolan inj. 12 mins, Sean Reck for Browne 45 mins, Wen Gen Lin for Lawlor inj. 47 mins, Tre Long for Hore 54 mins.

South Leinster Junior Hurling B c’ship

Gorey CS………………..4-12
Wexford CBS………..…1-8

CBS lost the toss and had to play into the strong wind in the first half. Things were tight at the star but Gorey eventually began to pull away and were 1-4 to -1 ahead after 10 minutes.
However, CBS clawed their way back into the game through Glen Murphy Butler pointed frees but the concession of two soft goals towards the end of the half were killer blows as the HT score was 3-9 to 0-5.
CBS continued to battle and were rewarded when Glen Murphy-Butler’s free went all the way to the net after 46 minutes but Gorey were the better side and ran out comfortable winners at the end.
CBS have games remaining v Enniscorthy CBS and FCJ Bunclody.
Wexford CBS: Francis Dempsey; Joe Barrett, Josh McMahon (Capt.), Josh Murphy; Gary Carroll, Paul Leonard, Conor Graydon; Glen Murphy Butler (1-7 frees), Reece Murphy; Daniel Long, Josh Shiel (0-1), Richie Lawlor; Adam Feery, Lee Hore, Shane Doyle.
Subs: Dan Browne for Doyle, Tre Long for Dempsey inj., Jack Abrams for Graydon.

Top Oil South Leinster Colleges Senior Hurling championship

Wexford CBS……………1-16
Bridgetown VC………...1-8

CBS emerged from a tough battle with Bridgetown VC with both points. Played at a blustery Pairc Charman, it wasn’t until the final minute when Philip Rawson’s long range shot went all the way to the net that the game was resolved.
CBS started slowly but built up a nice 0-5 to 0-1 lead after 20 minutes thanks to five points (4f) from the very sharp Glen Murphy Butler. However a defensive lapse allowed Bridgetown in for a neat goal and at half-time there was just a point between the sides (0-7 to 1-3).
The Bokerboys dominated the third quarter with points from Conor Graydon, Murphy Butler, Philip Rawson and Jack O’Leary and moved into an 0-11 to 1-4 lead.
To be fair Bridgetown wouldn’t give up and kept on CBS’s tails right until the end when Rawson’s shot dropped short and deceived the keeper to put daylight between the sides in the 61st minute.
Next up for CBS is an away game v Ramsgrange CS, where a victory would ensure top of the group and a place in the South Leinster semi-final.

Wexford CBS: Adam Howlin; Ben McMahon, Adam Dempsey, Shane Hall; Aaron Clancy, Cormac Byrne, Josh McMahon; Chris Cowman, Cathal Kirwan; Dion Murphy, Philip Rawson (1-1), Shane Doyle; Glen Murphy-Butler (0-11, 7f), Jack O’Leary (0-3), Daniel Long.
Sub: Conor Graydon (0-1) for Long.

Aidan Foley.

Friday 16 September 2016

CAS Student Leader

The annual Cycle Against Suicide Student Leader Ambassadors’ Retreat took place in Kippure Estate, Co. Wicklow on Thursday and Friday, August 18th and 19th last. 

The Retreat, now in its third year, recognises students for their exceptional contribution to the area of mental health. The aim of the Student Leader Ambassador Programme is to harness the immense leadership potential of these young adults, and empower them to bring the Cycle Against Suicide message, “It’s OK not to feel OK; and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help”, back to their schools and communities. The Student Leaders actively participate in all Cycle Against Suicide activities throughout the year.

Among the group of exceptional students, nominated by their schools and selected from hundreds of applicants, was Patrick Dobbs of CBS, Wexford. Patrick and his fellow Student Leader Ambassadors from all over the island of Ireland gathered to participate in the wide range of workshops, including Media Skills, Outdoor Pursuits, Team Building, Presentation Skills and Leadership Training. 

As well as participating in workshops and presentations, students also collaborated to develop a theme for this year's Student Leaders' Congress, which will take place in University of Limerick on January 19th, 2017. 

Link Teacher Ruth Ivers said, 'It is a huge honour for CBS Wexford to have a student selected for such a prestigious and worthwhile programme at a national level. We are immensely proud of Patrick’s achievement’.

Among the inspiring guests presenting at this year's Retreat were Jim Breen, Founder of Cycle Against Suicide, and Ombudsman for Children, Niall Muldoon. 

Meitheal Leaders 2016-17

Congratulations to this group of select Leaving Cert students who will keep a watchful eye over our new First Years throughout the year