South Leinster Junior Hurling B Championship v. Gorey CS Tuesday Sept 16, 2014 Gorey CS
Gorey CS..........................4-10 Wexford CBS...................1-6
Wexford CBS were in the game at half-time when the score was 1-6 to 1-3 in favour of Gorey CS but a second half fade-out led to the home side winning quite comfortably in the end.
Granted two of the Gorey goals came in the closing stages or ‘garbage time’, a return of just three points in the second half was disappointing.
The opening period was evenly contested as both defences were on top. Gorey opened the scoring with a goal but CBS responded through two Jordan Hayes pointed frees. After 19 minute sit was 1-3 each as Chris Cowman had squeezed a ground shot to the net following pressure exerted on the Gorey keeper by Jack O’Leary. Nicky Kelly had very cleverly placed Jordan Hayes for a point just beforehand.
Gorey went back in front before the break with three points but as both sides rested in the half-time sun, it was anybody’s game. CBS were making too many mistakes up front to make an impression and needed to be more clinical.
However it was Gorey who grabbed the scores and had taken a commanding 2-8 to 1-4 lead entering the fourth quarter. CBS’s point came following a nice move involving Jack O’Leary and Jordan Hayes before Chris Cowman pointed.
Cody Murphy pointed a free after Cian Rossiter was fouled and Jordan Hayes got CBS’s last point after a foul on Shane Hall. Wexford CBS: Adam Howlin (Shelmaliers); Shane Hall (Faythe Harriers), Cathal Kirwan (Faythe Harriers), Adam Dempsey (Faythe Harriers); Nicky Kelly (Faythe Harriers), Cormac Byrne (Faythe Harriers), Aaron Clancy (St. Martin’s); Ben McMahon (Volunteers), Cody Murphy (Blackwater, 0-1 free); Luke Dowdall (Volunteers), Chris Cowman (Shelmaliers, 1-1), Jordan Hayes (St. Martin’s 0-4, 3 frees); Terry Whitty (Faythe Harriers), Jack O’Leary (Volunteers), Philip Rawson (St. Anne’s).
Subs: Cian Rossiter for Rawson, Ryan McLoughlin (St. Mary’s Rosslare) for Whitty, Ben Hayes for Dowdall, Cian O’Connor for Clancy. Ref: Joe Kelly.Attitude award (grip): Cathal Kirwan
South Leinster Junior Hurling B Championship v. Enniscorthy CBS Friday Sept 19, 2014 St. Patrick’s Park
Enniscorthy CBS..........................7-10 Wexford CBS................................3-5
Enniscorthy CBS overpowered their Wexford counterparts in this second round championship match. After ten minutes Wexford led by 0-2 to 0-1 but the soft concession of three goals in a short space of time midway during the first half decided the contest.
Cathal Kirwan found Kevin Corrigan for the opening point of the game as Wexford CBS enjoyed a bright start. Philip Rawson passed to Corrigan for CBS’s second point shortly afterwards but that’s where it ended for the Bokerboys as the home side took over.
At half-time the score was 5-6 to 0-2. Wexford were transformed on the restart. Cian Rossiter smacked in a goal after twenty seconds but Enniscorthy replied with their sixth goal from the puck out. Undeterred Wexford kept at it and were rewarded with Kevin Corrigan’s pulled goal and Luke Dowdall’s goal.
However, the Enniscorthy ran out very comfortable winners.
Wexford CBS face FCJ Bunclody in the last round but unfortunately can’t qualify for the knock out stages.Wexford CBS: Danny Walsh; Ryan McLoughlin, Cathal Kirwan, Cody Murphy; Adam Dempsey, Cormac Byrne, Philip Rawson; Ben McMahon, Shane Hall; Jordan Hayes (0-1), Ian Bennett, Terry Whitty; Cian Rossiter (1-0), Kevin Corrigan (1-4, 0-1 free), Luke Dowdall (1-0). Sub: Ben Hayes for McLoughlin, Cian O’Connor for Rossiter. Ref: Dickie Murphy.
South Leinster Junior Hurling B Championship round 3 v. FCJ Bunclody Thursday Oct 2, 2014 Pairc Charman
Wexford CBS................................4-11 FCJ Bunclody................................3-9
Group leaders FCJ Bunclody visited Pairc Charman for this round three championship game played in splendid sunshine on a superb surface. The away team enjoyed the wind in the first half of what was a very even 30 minutes.
Luke Dowdall did all the graft for Jordan Hayes to fire to the net in the fifth minute but at the other end the Bunclody boys were lashing over the points and after ten minutes it was 1-1 to 0-3. Cian Rossiter worked hard to win possession for Jordan Hayes to point.
Hayes scored a fine individual point moments later and then Jack O’Leary bundled the ball over the line after a mazy run. However Bunclody registered a goal of their own just before the break as the CBS defence was caught out. It was 2-3 to 1-6 at the break.
CBS dominated the third quarter with the wind helping them. Chris Cowman and Jack O’Leary pointed and then Cathal Kirwan cleverly passed to Luke Dowdall who skilfully batted the ball to the net. This put CBS 3-5 to 1-6 ahead. Three further points from Jordan Hayes (from a free won by Ben McMahon), Cormac Byrne and Jordan Hayes stretched the lead.
Back came Bunclody and they struck for two goals as some strong first team players ** were introduced towards beginning of the final quarter. However, the Boker boys showed great attitude and Jack O’Leary fired home a cracker of a goal to make it 4-8 to 2-8.
Cathal Kirwan was fouled for Jordan Hayes to convert, Cian O’Connor split the posts from a Cathal Kirwan pass and centre-back and captain Cormac Byrne fired over the last point to seal the win. FCJ’s third goal arrived before Cormac Byrne’s point.
This was by far Wexford CBS’s best performance of the year and it’s a shame the team didn’t show this attitude, commitment and work in their previous games. Wexford CBS: Kevin Corrigan; Ben Hayes, Adam Dempsey, Ryan McLoughlin; Philip Rawson, Cormac Byrne (Capt. 0-2), Shane Hall; Jack O’Leary (2-1), Chris Cowman (0-1); Jordan Hayes (1-5 0-2 frees), Cathal Kirwan, Luke Dowdall (1-0); Ben McMahon, Adam Howlin, Cian Rossiter (0-1).
Subs: Aaron Clancy for McLoughlin, Cian O’Connor (0-1) for Howlin, Mahai Poptile for Dowdall. Ref: Sean Whelan.
Attitude of the Game Award: Cian Rossiter & Adam Dempsey.
** The game was conceded beforehand and FCJ Bunclody played with most of their subs.2013-14, 2013-14, 2013-14, 2013-14, 2013-14, 2013-14, 2013-14 South Leinster Junior Hurling ‘B’ Championship Thursday Oct 3rd, 2013 At Pairc Charman Enniscorthy CBS..............................7-8 Wexford CBS.............................4-6 The junior hurlers exited the championship after a ding dong battle with Enniscorthy CBS in Pairc Charman in a game played in miserable conditions. The first half was a very tight affair and Stephen Kearney’s goal from a 40 yard free which skidded past the keeper meant that Wexford CBS retired level at the break (1-5 each). However, the Enniscorthy lads were physically stronger and they had whatever wind advantage was there in the second half. As a result they gradually wore down their opponents. The Bokerboys refused to go away and mainly due to the scoring threat of Stephen Kearney did they hang on in there. His three second half goals kept the home side in touch but two late goals for the visitors stretched the lead at the end. This gave Enniscorthy a more comfortable winning margin than the game reflected. Unfortunately this result means that we exit the championship at the group stage and Enniscorthy go through to the quarter-finals as group winners. South Leinster Junior Hurling B championship Thomastown Friday Sept 20, 2013 Grennan College (Thomastown)......6-7 Wexford CBS................0-20 Scoring twenty points and still managing to lose is a rare feat but one that befell the Wexford CBS juniors recently when they travelled to Thomastown in this South Leinster B championship clash. The defence leaked a total of six goals which scuppered any hope of victory and most were the result of sloppy mistakes. The commitment and desire of the home side could not be matched and CBS were forced to accept defeat when a win was well within their grasp. Darragh Rossiter opened the scoring with a fine point and then Stephen Kearney passed to Liam Rockett who scored the first of his four points from play. The next score was the first goal for Thomastown as a mix up in the full-back line was punished. Back came the CBS at the other end when Stephen Rossiter put Stephen Kearney through and he levelled. Liam Rockett fed Danny Walsh who split the posts from a tight angle and CBS went in front. However, the forwards were over elaborating a lot on the ball and wasting chances while the defence and midfield were under pressure from their direct opponents. The team was re-jigged but by the 20th minute it was 3-2 to 0-7 and by half-time it was 4-5 to 0-12 as Stephen Kearney’s frees were keeping CBS in the game. CBS dominated the second half and mostly through Stephen Kearney’s free and Liam Rockett’s points, the Wexford lads got themselves back into the game. It was 4-7 to 0-18 with five minutes to go and the Thomastown were lads were beginning to wilt but their goalkeeper made two amazing saves. At the other end, more defensive lapses resulted in two quick goals which killed off any chances of a result. Next up is Enniscorthy CBS at home and a victory will send CBS through as group runners-up. Wexford CBS: Shane McGrath (Faythe Harriers); Kevin Harte (Shelmaliers), Cormac Byrne (Faythe Harriers), Padraig Rossiter (St. Martin’s); Nicky Kelly (Faythe Harriers), Daniel Lynch (Faythe Harriers), Cody Murphy (Blackwater); Kevin Corrigan (Blackwater, 0-1), Darragh Rossiter (St. Martin’s, 0-1); Liam Hore (Faythe Harriers, 0-1), Liam Rockett (Shelmaliers, 0-4), Dylan Dixon (Blackwater); Stephen Rossiter (Shelmaliers), Stephen Kearney (Faythe Harriers, 0-11 0-9 frees), Danny Walsh (Faythe Harriers, 0-2). Subs: Shane Pierce (Shelmaliers) for Harte, Shane Flood (Glynn-Barntown) for Walsh, Peter Ryan (Faythe Harriers) for S. Rossiter, Paul Bailie for Ryan. 2012/2013 Tuesday 9/10/2012 South Leinster Junior Hurling B Championship Round 2 Wexford CBS..........0-9 Enniscorthy CBS................7-12 Believe it or not but after 28 minutes, the score was 0-7 to 0-6 in favour of Enniscorthy CBS in Pairc Charman last Tuesday as Wexford CBS were well in the game. However, the visitors pounced on defensive errors and hit 2-1 in the final two minutes of the half to retire with an eight point lead (2-8 to 0-6). Wexford CBS never recovered from these hammer blows and registered just three second half points while their opponents struck for five goals to put a rather lopsided look on the score. However, there can be no doubt as to who the better team was as the home side never really threatened to score a goal and relied on placed balls for frees. Liam Rockett gave Jack Murphy a delightful pass over his shoulder for the latter to give Wexford CBS an early lead but the Enniscorthy lads rifled over the next two points before Shane McGrath was fouled and Stephen Kearney converted his first free to level the match. Two further Stephen Kearney frees ensured the game was even at 0-4 after 15 minutes and the ding-dong nature of the game continued right up until half-time when Enniscorthy struck for their 2-1. Wexford CBS couldn’t muster the fight back required and instead it was the visitors who pulled away with goals coming regularly throughout the second half. Ciaran Kirwan’s ’65 and frees from Stephen Kearney were all Wexford CBS could reply with and it was Enniscorthy who registered the win which qualifies them from the group in second place. Wexford CBS: Adam McDade; Cormac Byrne, James Somers, Kevin Harte; Darragh Rossiter, Ciaran Kirwan (Capt. 0-3 2 frees, 1 ‘65), Daniel Lynch; John Hamilton, Joe Redmond; Mikey Coleman, Stephen Kearney (0-5 frees), Luke Byrne; Jack Murphy (0-1), Shane McGrath, Liam Rockett. Subs: Dylan Hynes for Mikey Coleman, David Tormey for Jack Murphy, Emmett Sinnott for Shane McGrath, Padraig Rossiter for Luke Byrne. Ref: James Flood. Wed 26/9/12 South Leinster Junior Hurling B championship Round 1: Wexford CBS...............3-11 Gorey CS.....................3-19 Wexford CBS’s junior hurlers made the trip to Gorey Community School where they faced a very strong home side. CBS battled bravely but couldn’t handle the Gorey lads who registered a comfortable win. Gorey enjoyed the gale force wind in the first half and raced into a 0-8 to 0-0 lead after the first quarter. Eventually CBS settled and began to get a foothold in the game. Liam Hore scored a fine point before Dylan Hynes converted a free and then Conor Coleman somehow squeezed the ball over the bar from an incredibly tight angle. Gorey scored their first goal in the 21st minute which made it 1-10 to 0-3 but then Nicky Lawlor’s long range effort deceived the keeper and ended up in the net. However just before the half-time whistle CBS suffered a setback when Gorey sneaked in for another goal. With the wind at their backs, CBS set about whittling down the lead but the Gorey defence proved mean and hard to break down. Dylan Hynes opened the scoring and then he started a fine move involving Nicky Lawlor which resulted in Luke Byrne pointing. Conor Coleman and Dylan Hynes added further points before David Tormey pounced for a goal. At 2-15 to 2-7 after 45 minutes, CBS were making some progress but Gorey’s third goal made it very difficult. Nicky Lawlor pointed a ’65 before the Gorey keeper batted out his long range shot and Stephen Cullen pounced to flash the ball to the net. Ciaran Kirwan, Nicky Lawlor and Luke Byrne finished with points but Gorey were also adding points at the other end and ended up comfortable winners. Best for CBS were James Somers, Cormac Byrne, Ciaran Kirwan, Nicky Lawlor and Luke Byrne. Wexford CBS: Rob Donnelly; Cormac Byrne, James Somers, Kevin Harte; Daniel Lynch, Ciaran Kirwan (0-1, Capt.), Shane McGrath; Nicky Lawlor (1-2), Emmett Sinnott; Liam Hore (0-1), Dylan Hynes (0-3 frees), Luke Byrne (0-2); Conor Coleman (0-2), Stephen Kearney, David Tormey (1-0). Subs: Padraig Rossiter for Liam Hore inj., Kristian Bunici for Stephen Kearney inj., Stephen Cullen (1-0) for Emmett Sinnott. Championship fixtures South Leinster 'B' Round 1 v Gorey CS lost 3-19 to 3-11 Round 2 v Enniscorthy CBS lost 7-12 to 0-9 Wexford CBS did not qualify from group 2011/2012 - 2011/2012 - 2011/2012 - 2011/2012 - 2011/2012 Team v. Ramsgrange CS Paddy Kehoe presenting a new set of jerseys to CBS Results to date: Round 1: Wexford CBS 5-10 2-8 New Ross CBS Round 2: Wexford CBS 8-14 1-5 Ramsgrange CS Round 3: Walkover from Bridgetown VC Semi-final: Wexford CBS 2-4 0-7 Wicklow Schools Final: Wexford CBS 0-3 0-10 Naas CBS Match reports below: Final: Naas CBS....................0-10 Wexford CBS...............0-3 WEXFORD CBS’s bid for hurling glory ended in failure last Tuesday as Naas CBS gave them a stiff lesson in the South Leinster Junior ‘C’ final at Éire Óg’s pitch in Carlow town. This low-scoring final was far from a classic but both sides were full of endeavour and this contributed to a whole-hearted encounter. However the Naas students held the upper hand throughout the match and their incredibly tough and resilient defence very successfully repelled the attacks from the Wexford lads. Wexford CBS will be very disappointed with their performance throughout as they played much better in their semi-final victory over Wicklow Schools. Sean Stafford opened the scoring with a converted ’65 in the first minute but it could so easily have been so much better. The ’65 resulted from an attack started by Evan Dunbar when he passed to the inrushing John Forde and his shot was somehow turned around the post by Conor Foley in the Naas goal. Naas quickly levelled with a point from Brian Byrne and then Conor Woulfe put them into a lead which they never lost and soon it became 0-4 to 0-1. Joe Coleman pointed a free for Wexford CBS in the 14th minute but that was to be their final score of the half as Naas’s defence smothered any attacks with zealous resistance. Wexford CBS were reduced to 14 men in the 25th minute when centre-forward Eoin Roche was dismissed following a scuffle. It got worse for the Boker boys as Naas corner forward Brian Byrne was causing problems for the CBS defence with two points from play and one converted free to leave the half-time score at 0-7 to 0-2. The Wexford lads faced a considerable mountain to climb but at least they had the wind in their favour for the second half. Following a reshuffle in attack, they got an ideal start when Joe Coleman fired over a point within sixty seconds. However, it was a false dawn as it proved to be the Wexford school’s final score. It wasn’t from a lack of effort but every attempt to breach the Naas rearguard was repelled, with the extra man proving very difficult to get around. Naas extended their lead as the half wore on with points from Byrne (two) and Odhran Loughran and should have got a goal but for a super save from Adam McDade in the Wexford goal. It became clear that the Wexford lads would need goals to salvage the game and in the effort to get goals, they passed up on opportunities for points. Naas CBS ran out deserving winners and their captain Brian Byrne received the cup from Leinster Council Schools officer Pat Henderson. Best for Wexford CBS on a disappointing day were Ciaran Kirwan, Sean Stafford, Luke Byrne and Jamie McDonnell. Naas CBS: Conor Foley; Conor Grogan, Ciaran Maher, Eoin Bateman; Darragh Kelleher, Rory McDermott, Sean Nolan; Alex Maher, Shane Gibbons; Colm Power, Ruairi O Domhnaill, Michael Russell (0-1); Odhran Loughran (0-1), Conor Woulfe (0-1), Brian Byrne (0-7, 4 frees). Wexford CBS: Adam McDade (Faythe Harriers); Liam Barry (Faythe Harriers), Ciaran Kirwan (Faythe Harriers), James Somers (Faythe Harriers); Nicky Lawlor (Faythe Harriers), Sean Stafford (St. Martin’s, 0-1 ’65 Capt.), Luke Byrne; Jamie McDonnell (Faythe Harriers), Gary Murphy (Faythe Harriers); Stephen Kearney (Faythe Harriers), Eoin Roche (Faythe Harriers), Joseph McBride (Volunteers); Joe Coleman (St. Martin’s 0-2, 1 free), Evan Dunbar (St. Martin’s), John Forde (Shelmaliers). Subs: Ian Moran (Glynn-Barntown) for McBride, David Tormey (Clonard) for Forde, Dylan Hynes (Clonard) for Kearney, Jack Murphy (Faythe Harriers) for Coleman. Also: Brad Cohen (St. Martin’s), Mark Chapman (Faythe Harriers), Daniel Lynch (Faythe Harriers), Conor Fenlon (Glynn-Barntown), Geroid Finn (St. Anne’s), John Hamilton (St. Martin’s), George Cullen (Volunteers), Ryan D’Arcy (Faythe Harriers), Stephen Cullen (Clonard), Rob Donnelly (Buffers Alley), Aaron McMahon (Faythe Harriers), Sean Phelan (Faythe Harriers), Joe Redmond (Shelmaliers). Ref: Pat Moran (Carlow) Semi-final: Wexford CBS 2-4 0-7 Wicklow Schools THIS GAME was a thriller. While the standard of hurling was curtailed by the dreadful weather conditions throughout, the outcome was in doubt right up until the final whistle and both sides deserve enormous credit for their endeavour and honesty. However, semi-finals are for winning and it was Wexford CBS who booked their place in the South Leinster Junior Colleges ‘C’ hurling final following this three point victory over Wicklow Schools in Hollymount last Monday. Scores were always going to be very hard to come by as the rain fell for the sixty minutes and it proved that CBS’s two goals were crucial to their progress. They led at half-time by 1-2 to 0-3 and importantly held on to that lead until the end. Stephen Kearney and Joe Coleman flashed over the first half points for the Bokerboys and these scores sandwiched a fine poacher’s goal by John Forde who pounced on a loose ball in the goalmouth and flicked it to the net. CBS could so easily have had another goal in that opening half when Joe Coleman neatly passed to Ian Moran and he raced through the Wicklow defence but his wicked shot to the corner was somehow saved by the goalkeeper. Both sides got on top at various stages and it was the defences who ruled. Outstanding in the CBS defence were Sean Stafford, Nicky Lawlor and Ciaran Kirwan and they were helped out by a tenacious display by Jamie McDonnell and Gary Murphy in midfield. The key score of the game arrived in the 42nd minute. CBS’s hardworking centre-forward Eoin Roche won possession in midfield and went on a strong run through the heart of the defence. Having caught the ball twice during the solo-run he gave the impression he was set to pass to a colleague but instead tossed the ball up and drove a stinging shot to the top right hand corner of the net. It gave CBS a terrific boost but Wicklow Schools (all County Wicklow secondary school except Carnew VEC) stood up to the challenge and converted two frees to leave the score at 2-2 to 0-5 entering the final ten minutes. However Jamie McDonnell cleverly nicked a point for the CBS but Wicklow responded at the other end (2-3 to 0-6) before the visitors cut the gap to two points to set up a nervous finish for the Wexford town school. In the 56th minute John Forde was fouled and Joe Coleman showed composure to split the posts to restore the three point advantage. The defence continued to withstand Wicklow pressure and with Adam McDade eagle-eyed in goal combined with the efforts of the outfield players, they just about held out for victory after an epic struggle. Wexford CBS: Adam McDade (Faythe Harriers); Liam Barry (Faythe Harriers), Ciaran Kirwan (Faythe Harriers), James Somers (Faythe Harriers); Nicky Lawlor (Faythe Harriers), Sean Stafford (St. Martin’s, Capt.), Luke Byrne (Faythe Harriers); Jamie McDonnell (Faythe Harriers, 0-1), Gary Murphy (Faythe Harriers); Stephen Kearney (Faythe Harriers, 0-1), Eoin Roche (Faythe Harriers, 1-0), Joseph McBride (St. John’s); Ian Moran (Glynn-Barntown), Joe Coleman (St. Martin’s 0-2, 1 free), John Forde (Shelmaliers, 1-0). Subs: Mark Chapman (Faythe Harriers) for McBride, Dylan Hynes (Clonard) for Chapman, David Tormey (Clonard) for Moran. Ref: James Flood (St. Mary’s Maudlintown) Round 2: Wexford CBS 8-14 1-5 Ramsgrange A COMPREHENSIVE first half display ensured that the junior (u16½) hurlers of Wexford CBS made it two wins out of two in the South Leinster Junior C Hurling championship after this comfortable win against Ramsgrange CS in Pairc Charman recently. CBS led by 5-7 to 1-3 after that first half and the game was never really in doubt as a result. Four goals from the eagle-eyed John Forde laid the platform as CBS ran out handy winners. However, it was Ramsgrange who raced into an early lead of 1-2 to nil after five minutes but once CBS’s midfield and half-back line began to dominate the scores began to arrive at the other end. CBS were soon in front. Nine minutes had elapsed when Gary Murphy passed to Forde who neatly flicked to the net before Ian Moran blasted the ball passed the Ramsgrange keeper following a mazy run. Moran and Joe McBride combined to set up Evan Dunbar to score the third goal in the 14th minute. Dunbar returned the favour minutes later when he fed McBride who lashed the ball home. There was time for one more goal before the half-time whistle when Ian Moran’s stinging shot hit the crossbar and John Forde pounced on the rebound for the fifth major. Following their shaky start, the CBS defence quickly got on top of their direct opponents and with Gary Murphy and Jamie McDonnell in very industrious mood in centre-field the game had swung in the favour of the Wexford town students. The best goal of the game arrived in the 35th minute when Joe McBride picked out John Forde with a 40 yard cross-field pass and Forde duly completed his hat-trick. Ian Moran (two), substitute Stephen Kearney and Joe McBride tagged on points in the third quarter before Kearney fired home another CBS goal and John Forde rounded off the scoring in the 56th minute when his ground stroke from a tight angle made it to the net. CBS hurled well all over the field and the substitutes also hurled with vigour when introduced to keep up the pressure on the starting fifteen for their places. However all the squad know that much stiffer tests lie ahead in their quest for Leinster honours. Their third and final group game is against Bridgetown VC. Wexford CBS: Adam McDade (Faythe Harriers); Conor Fenlon (Glynn-Barntown), Ciaran Kirwan (Faythe Harriers), James Somers (Faythe Harriers); George Cullen (St. John’s), Nicky Lawlor (Faythe Harriers), Liam Barry (Faythe Harriers); Gary Murphy (Faythe Harriers), Jamie McDonnell (Faythe Harriers, 0-2); Eoin Roche (Faythe Harriers), Sean Stafford (St. Martin’s, 0-3), Ian Moran (Glynn-Barntown, 1-3); John Forde (Shelmaliers, 4-2), Evan Dunbar (St. Martin’s, 1-0), Joe McBride (St. John’s, 1-3). Subs: John Hamilton (St. Martin’s) for Fenlon, Luke Byrne (Faythe Harriers) for Stafford, Stephen Kearney (Faythe Harriers, 1-1) for Dunbar, Joe Redmond (Shelmaliers) for Somers, Rob Donnelly (Buffers Alley) for Roche. Referee: James Flood (St. Mary’s Maudlintown). Round 1 Wexford CBS 5-10 2-8 New Ross CBS Wexford CBS won the battle of the CBSs last Friday when they overcame the challenge of New Ross CBS in O’Kennedy Park in the first round of the South Leinster Junior (under16 ½) Hurling Colleges ‘C’ Championship. Played in glorious weather conditions on a perfect sod, the Boker Boys just had too much firepower for their opponents and ran out comfortable winners in the end. It was the New Ross lads who started brightest despite playing into the wind as they pointed an early free before scoring a fine goal. However Wexford CBS settled and John Forde grabbed a superb goal when he collected a pass from Joseph McBride before unleashing an unstoppable shot to the net. Impressive midfielder George Cullen scored a fine point before Rob Donnelly flashed the ball to the net for the Wexford town school to leave the score at 2-1 to 1-1 after eleven minutes. Wexford CBS began to press home their superiority with Cullen and Ian Moran adding points but New Ross clung in there with trio of points around the quarter hour mark. John Forde was a constant thorn in New Ross CBS’s side and he scored his second goal just before the break and the sides retired at half-time with the score standing at 3-6 to 1-5. Hard-working centre-forward Jamie McDonnell broke through for a fine individual goal in the 36th minute which put daylight between the teams and Joseph McBride registered the fifth goal for Wexford CBS following a mazy solo run five minutes later. New Ross CBS battled hard until the end but couldn’t prevent the Wexford lads running out eleven point winners. Best for Wexford CBS were Ciaran Kirwan, George Cullen, Jamie McDonnell and John Forde. Wexford CBS: Brad Cohen (St. Martin’s); Ryan D’Arcy (Faythe Harriers), Geroid Finn (St. Anne’s), James Somers (Faythe Harriers); Conor Fenlon (Glynn-Barntown), Ciaran Kirwan (Faythe Harriers), Luke Byrne (Faythe Harriers); Garry Murphy (Faythe Harriers, Capt.), George Cullen (St. John’s, 0-2); Eoin Roche (Faythe Harriers, 0-2), Jamie McDonnell (Faythe Harriers, 1-1), Rob Donnelly (Buffers Alley, 1-1); John Forde (Shelmaliers, 2-0), Ian Moran (Glynn-Barntown (0-3), Joseph McBride (St. John’s, 1-1). Sub: Adam McDade (Faythe Harriers) for Moran. Ref: John Bennett (Tullogher-Rosbercon).