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South Leinster Juvenile football C championship games versus:
Enniscorthy VC (away) 17.10.14
Baltinglass (home) 24.10.14
Col Chill Mhantain (away) 7.11.14
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South Leinster Schools Juvenile Football ‘C’ Championship
Leinster Schools Juvenile Football ‘C’ Final
Stradbally GAA Club
Tuesday March 11, 2014
Cnoc Mhuire (Granard)............... 3-16
WEXFORD CBS’s brave quest for the Leinster Juvenile Football ‘C’ title ended in defeat in Stradbally, Laois last Tuesday at the hands of the very formidable North Leinster champions, Cnoc Mhuire, Granard of Longford.
CBS were chasing the game from the very start and the Longford students were 0-5 to 0-0 ahead after seven minutes. Luke Dowdall registered the Boker Boys first score with a fine individual point on ten minutes but Cnoc Mhuire responded immediately with two points.
Despite Granard’s dominance, Wexford CBS scored the first goal of the game through Dowdall and Wexford resurgence looked on the cards before Granard scored a goal of their own on twenty minutes.
Jordan Hayes scored a second point for Wexford but Granard notched up their second goal just as the half time whistle blew and they led by 2-10 to 1-02.
Wexford CBS recovered somewhat and showed more character in the second half and attacked the Granard defence in search of scores to bridge the eleven point gap. Although the men from Longford defended resolutely Cian Foley found the back of the net on the forty minute mark before Jordan Hayes kicked a fine point from the right.
The Boker Boys continued to bombard the Granard defence but they were finding more scores hard to come by. With every Wexford attack the well drilled Granard outfit counter-attacked down the field and added further scores.
Cnoc Mhuire had numerous goal chances but Adam Dempsey pulled off a number of top-drawer saves. Wexford CBS scored their third goal on fifty minutes when Luke Dowdall, who had been a menace all day to the Longford defence, scored his second. Jordan Hayes scored CBS’s last score of the day with another good point before the final whistle.
Cnoc Mhuire Granard were deserving winners with fine performances from one to fifteen. However the Boker Boys never gave up and Adam Dempsey, TJ Cousins, Cathal Kirwan, Jack O’Leary, Leon Nolan, Luke Dowdall and Jordan Hayes all played well. Although the result was very disappointing the Wexford CBS lads must take great credit for their great effort and hard work all year which resulted in a long awaited South Leinster title.
Wexford CBS: Adam Dempsey (Sarsfields); Gary Hall Roche (St. Joseph’s), Ben McMahon (Volunteers), Kallum Broaders (unattached); Phil Rawson (St. Anne’s), Jamie Thomas (St. Mary’s Maudlintown), T.J. Cousins (Volunteers); Jack O’Leary (Volunteers), Cathal Kirwan (Sarsfields); Jordan Hayes (St. Martins, 0-2), Leon Nolan (St. Mary’s Maudlintown), Ben Creane (Volunteers); Justin Butler (Volunteers), Luke Dowdall (Volunteers 2-1), Cian Foley (Sarsfields, 1-0).
Subs: Cian Rossiter (Volunteers) for Creane, Ryan Busher (Volunteers) for Butler. Not used: Adam Howlin (Shelmaliers), Dylan Wright (unattached), Matthew Currid (Volunteers), James Crean (Sarsfields), Sahutsawat Iankham (St. Mary’s Maudlintown), Darragh Whelan (Clonard), Patsy Whelan (St. Mary’s Maudlintown), Leigh Moran (Clonard), Eoghan Reck (Volunteers inj.).
South Leinster Schools Juvenile Football C Final Replay
Thursday 27 Feb 2014
Wexford CBS ……….. 4-06
Wexford CBS won the South Leinster Juvenile Football ‘C’ Championship last Thursday with a six point victory over Mountrath CS. The Carlow Centre of Excellence in Fenagh was the venue for this replayed final as the Boker Boys claimed their first piece of silverware at this level since 2002.
Despite playing into a strong wind in the first half the CBS students played some great attacking football and were first to register a score through a well taken Cathal Kirwan point. Luke Dowdall won possession from the resulting kick out and soloed through the Mountrath defence to kick a fine point.
The Laois school could not contain Dowdall and the Volunteers man hit the back of the net with a great goal five minutes later. Mountrath CS responded to score two points but the Wexford side were soon raising the green flag again via Cian Foley.
He grabbed the goal of the game on fifteen minutes when he showed tremendous shill to curl the ball around the Mountrath keeper into the bottom right corner. The Mounrath number one was picking the ball out of the net moments later when Justin Butler was first to react to a Luke Dowdall shot off the crossbar with a neat finish.
The Wexford town school were now in the ascendancy and Foley added another point on twenty two minutes. Mountrath tried to utilise the strong wind and kicked high balls into the Wexford defence but heroic defending from Ben McMahon, Jamie Thomas and Gary Hall – Roche kept them at bay.
However in the last minute of the half Mountrath managed to break through the Wexford defence to score a goal to leave seven points between the sides at half time (Wexford CBS 3-3 Mounrath CS 1-2).
Wexford’s seven point lead was soon down to four points when Mountrath scored a goal in the first minute of the second half. CBS captain Jack O’Leary then demonstrated great leadership skills by kicking a point after sustained pressure by the Laois men in the opening minutes of the second half.
Mountrath searched in vain for further scores but could not breach the Wexford defence with Eoghan Reck in particular giving a commanding display in the full back line. The Laois men did pull another goal back through a somewhat fortuitous penalty in the 50th
The Boker Boys showed great character to come back from this set back and a great team move down the field led to a crucial goal from Sarsfields man Cian Foley. Following this the CBS lads experienced a setback when what seemed like a perfectly good goal was harshly disallowed in the 55th minute. Cian Foley finished expertly after a Jordan Hayes shot rebounded off the post but the referee surprisingly ruled that Hayes’s shot had originally went wide. Nevertheless, the Wexford town men had the silverware in their sights and Hayes pointed from a narrow angle on the left before adding a pointed free in the dying minutes.
In what was a great team performance by Wexford CBS, they had fine displays in defence by Ben McMahon, Jamie Thomas and Eoghan Reck. Cathal Kirwan and Jack O’Leary both gave superb exhibitions of midfield play while Cian Foley, Leon Nolan, Jordan Hayes and Luke Dowdall all stared in the forward line.
Wexford CBS: Adam Dempsey (Sarsfields); Gary Hall Roche (St. Joseph’s), Ben McMahon (Volunteers), Eoghan Reck (Volunteers); Jamie Thomas (St. Mary’s Maudlintown), Phil Rawson (St. Anne’s), Kallum Broaders (unattached); Jack O’Leary (Volunteers, 0-1 Capt.), Cathal Kirwan (Sarsfields, 0-1); Leon Nolan (St. Mary’s Maudlintown), Luke Dowdall (Volunteers, 1-1), T.J. Cousins (Volunteers); Justin Butler (Volunteers, 1-0), Jordan Hayes (St. Martin’s, 0-2), Cian Foley (Sarsfields, 2-1).
Sub: Ben Creane (Volunteers) for Justin Butler. Subs not used: Ryan Busher (Sarsfields), Dylan Wright (unattached), Matthew Currid (Volunteers), Cian Rossiter (Volunteers), James Crean (Sarsfields), Sahutsawat Iankham (St. Mary’s Maudlintown), Darragh Whelan (Clonard), Patsy Whelan (St. Mary’s Maudlintown), Leigh Moran (Clonard).
South Leinster Schools Juvenile Football ‘C’ Final
Tuesday 4 Feb 2014
Wexford CBS ……….. 4-13
Mountrath CS………....6-07 AET
After eighty minutes of exhilarating football nothing could separate Wexford CBS and Mountrath CS in the South Leinster Schools Juvenile ‘C’ Final in Fenagh Carlow Centre of Excellence last Tuesday.
Despite playing against a strong breeze in the first half the Wexford men were first to register a score when Luke Dowdall burst through the Mountrath defence to finish neatly into the bottom left corner of the net before adding a great point minutes later.
The Laois students responded strongly though and notched up two goals in the space of two minutes to take the lead. Now leading by two points and with the wind on their backs, Mountrath were now in the ascendancy and added a further four points.
The Boker Boys showed great fighting spirit and began to eat into the six point deficit (2-4 to 1-1). First Cian Foley showed great bravery to get his foot to the ball ahead of the approaching goalkeeper to score a point. Adam Dempsey followed with a point from forty yards off his right boot. Jordan Hayes then clipped over a point to leave just a goal between the sides. Disaster then struck for the Wexford town students when Mountrath CS scored their third goal just before half time (3-4 to 1-4).
Wexford started the second half stronger than their Laois opponents. TJ Cousins scored the Boker Boys’ second goal with a soccer style finish after five minutes. Jordan Hayes continued on from the previous half with two fine points off either foot before Luke Dowdall added another point to draw the game level.
Wexford CBS were dealt a cruel blow when midfielder Ben McMahon was harshly awarded a second yellow card and sent to the line. Now playing against fourteen men Mountrath recorded three more points in the last ten minutes. CBS did not throw in the towel though and a high ball into the square was gathered by Leon Nolan and he buried the ball into the back of the net. Mountrath took the lead again with another point before the CBS skipper Jack O’Leary equalised to bring the game to extra time.
Extra time started with Adam Dempsey kicking his second point of the day for Wexford CBS. Cathal Kirwan followed up Dempsey’s fine point when he strode up the field to bury the ball in the back of the net and the CBS lads led by four. Mountrath could not register a score in the first half of extra time due to inspirational defending from Jamie Thomas, Eoghan Reck and Kallum Broaders.
After a quick change of ends Mountrath CS scored the first point of extra time before Jordan Hayes pointed into a strong wind. Jack O’Leary enhanced the CBS lead with a superb point from the outside of his boot from near the corner flag. With five minutes remaining of extra time Wexford led by five points but their defence were under considerable pressure as Mountrath looked to bridge the gap. This pressure paid off and the men from the O’Moore County scored two goals in the space of three minutes and seemed to be returning home with the silverware. However the Boker Boys had other ideas and a great team move up the field that started from a clever quick kick out from Adam Howlin resulted in Jordan Hayes scoring his fifth point of the day to bring the game to a replay.
Wexford CBS were best served by team captain Jack O’Leary, Cathal Kirwan, Eoghan Reck, Jamie Thomas, Kallum Broaders and Phil Rawson in what was a memorable game of football
Wexford CBS: Adam Howlin (Shelmaliers); Gary Hall Roche (St. Joseph’s), Phil Rawson (St. Anne’s), Eoghan Reck (Volunteers); Jamie Thomas (St. Mary’s Maudlintown), Jack O’Leary (Volunteers 0-2 Capt.), Kallum Broaders (unattached); Cathal Kirwan (Sarsfields 1-1), Ben McMahon (Volunteers); Leon Nolan (St. Mary’s Maudlintown 1-0), Luke Dowdall (Volunteers 1-2), Ryan Busher (Sarsfields); Adam Dempsey (Sarsfields 0-2), Jordan Hayes (St. Martins 0-5), Cian Foley (Sarsfields 0-1).
Subs: T.J. Cousins (Volunteers 1-0) for Dempsey, Ben Creane (Volunteers) for Ryan Busher, James Crean (Sarsfields) for Eoghan Reck (black card), not used: Dylan Wright (unattached), Matthew Currid (Volunteers), Cian Rossiter (Volunteers), Sahutsawat Iankham (St. Mary’s Maudlintown), Darragh Whelan (Clonard), Justin Butler (Volunteers), Patsy Whealen (St. Mary’s Maudlintown), Leigh Moran (Clonard).
South Leinster Juvenile Football ‘C’ Semi Final
Tuesday 15 Jan 2014
Ardscoil Rath Iomghain (Kildare) ……..……… 2-08
Wexford CBS progressed to the South Leinster final with a narrow win over Ardscoil Rath Iomghain of Kildare at a wet and windy Carlow Centre of Excellence grounds in Fenagh recently.
The Boker Boys were slow out of the starting blocks and the Rathangan boys started stronger scoring the opening two points before Jordan Hayes nipped in for CBS’s first point of the day.
The Kildare side added another point before Wexford CBS responded with a Cian Foley goal. The Sarsfields man finished the ball to the net after a Cathal Kirwan free was fisted into his path by team captain Jack O’Leary (1-1 to 0-3).
Now with a one point advantage the Wexford students dominated the rest of the half. Jordan Hayes found the top corner of the net with a great goal on twenty minutes as the Rathangan defence were finding it hard to contain him. Hayes was unlucky not to have a second as he also rattled the upright minutes earlier.
Cathal Kirwan, a colossus at midfield all day, kicked a great point from forty yards on 25 minutes. Ryan Busher also got in on the scoring act with a point just before half time to leave five points between the sides as Wexford CBS led by 2-03 to 0-04.
Rathangan opened the second half stronger and scored two points in the opening ten minutes to leave three points between the sides. With the advantage of a strong wind on their backs Rathangan had the CBS rear-guard under considerable pressure and were it not for courageous defending from Gary Hall Roche, Kallum Broaders and Jamie Thomas the Kildare men could have been in the lead.
Cathal Kirwan and Jordan Hayes eased the pressure when they kicked a point each however Rathangan responded with a well taken goal. Cathal Kirwan kicked another free before Rathangan raised the green flag again with their second goal and the sides were now level with only five minutes remaining.
It was in the balance at this stage as Wexford CBS battled against the wind and stout defending from Rathangan in search of a winning score. Despite being under siege from Wexford attacks Rathangan responded with two points and it seemed like the Kildare men would be returning home victorious.
However with one minute left a Jack O’Leary shot could only be parried by the Rathangan goal keeper and Cian Foley neatly finished the ball to the bottom corner to snatch the win.
Best for Wexford CBS in a great team performance were Cathal Kirwan, Jordan Hayes, Kallum Broaders, Gary Hall Roche, Jack O’Leary, Jamie Thomas and goal hero Cian Foley.
Adam Howlin (Shelmaliers); Gary Hall Roche (St. Joseph’s), Ben McMahon (Volunteers), Eoghan Reck (Volunteers); Jamie Thomas (St. Mary’s Maudlintown), Jack O’Leary (Volunteers), Kallum Broaders (unattached); Cathal Kirwan (Sarsfields 0-3), Leon Nolan (St. Mary’s Maudlintown); T.J. Waters (Volunteers), Adam Dempsey (Sarsfields), Ben Creane (Volunteers); Ryan Busher (Sarsfields 0-1), Jordan Hayes (St. Martin’s 1-2), Cian Foley (Sarsfields 2-0).
Monday 11 Nov 2013
Wexford CBS............9-12 Scoil Chonglais (Baltinglass)…..4-06
Wexford CBS’s juvenile footballers made the long journey up to Baltinglass recently and recorded a comprehensive victory over Scoil Chonglais Baltinglass in the South Leinster ‘C’ Championship. Baltinglass started the strongest and scored three goals within the first five minutes. However, this Baltinglass dominance was short-lived and Jordan Hayes opened the CBS scoring with two fine points before striding through the Baltinglass defence to score a great goal.
The visitors were now in the ascendancy and Luke Dowdall raised the green flag again with a great fisted goal from Jack O’Leary’s long pass. Kallum Broaders added a third goal with a delightful chip over the Baltinglass goalkeeper and it was now one way traffic for the Boker Boys. Baltinglass could not contain Jordan Hayes as the St. Martin’s man kicked three superb points before Kallum Broaders scored his second goal.
A great passing move up the left wing led to a another great goal from centre-forward Luke Dowdall before Jordan Hayes cut through the Wicklow defence for a second time to add a second goal to his tally. Wexford CBS’s seventh goal of the first half was a brilliant soccer style finish into the bottom left corner of the Baltinglass goal from Cian Foley. As the whistle was blown for the break Wexford CBS were leading by 7-6 to 3-2.
Despite Wexford CBS’s overwhelming half-time lead the home side showed great spirit at the start of the second half and scored a goal and three points without reply. The Wicklow student had the majority of possession and could have had more scores on the scoreboard were it not for resolute defending by Jamie Thomas, Ben McMahon and Gary Hall-Roche.
This mini revival of Baltinglass was short-lived though as once again the Boker Boys began to dominate. Against a strong breeze the Wexford town lads notched a further three points through Jordan Hayes, Phil Rawson and Cathal Kirwan. Fifteen minutes into the second half, Jordan Hayes was once again the danger man as he was pulled down on the edge of the square and he coolly converted the resulting penalty.
Five minutes later Hayes scored his fourth goal with a great strike just before Luke Dowdall pointed from his right foot. Baltinglass did have one last goal chance just before the final whistle but their effort was heroically blocked down by Wexford captain Jack O’Leary.
Best for the CBS were Cathal Kirwan, Jamie Thomas, Jack O’Leary, Luke Dowdall, Cian Foley and Kallum Broaders and man of the match Jordan Hayes with a personal tally of 4-6.
Wexford CBS: Dylan Wright (unattached); Gary Hall Roche (St. Josephs), Cathal Kirwan (Sarsfields, 0-1), Jason Moore (Volunteers); Jamie Thomas (St. Mary’s Maudlintown), Ben McMahon (Volunteers), Eoghan Reck (Volunteers); Jack O’Leary (Volunteers), Adam Dempsey (Sarsfields); Leon Nolan (St. Mary’s Maudlintown), Luke Dowdall (Volunteers 2-2), Phil Rawson (St. Anne’s, 0-1); Ben Creane (Volunteers), Jordan Hayes (St. Martin’s 4-6), Cian Foley (Sarsfields, 1-1).
Subs: Kallum Broaders (unattached, 2-1) for Wright, Matthew Currid (Volunteers) for Moore, Justin Butler (Volunteers) for Foley, Darragh Whelan (Clonard), for Reck, Cian Rossiter (Volunteers) for Hall Roche, Leigh Moran (Clonard) for Rawson, T.J Cousins (Volunteers) for Leon Nolan, Ryan Busher (Volunteers) for Luke Dowdall, Patsy Whelan (St. Mary’s Maudlintown) for Broaders.
Wednesday 8 Nov 2013
Wexford CBS................6-04 St. Kevin’s College (Dunlavin)..............0- 10
Wexford CBS juvenile footballers opened their South Leinster Championship campaign with a fine twelve point win over St Kevin’s College Dunlavin on Wednesday in Pairc Charman. Dunlavin opened the scoring after five minutes but the Boker Boys were quick to respond with a well taken goal from Ben Creane. Luke Dowdall and captain Jack O’Leary added two more points to open a four point lead over the Wicklow visitors.
Torrential rain and a strong wind made for difficult conditions for the rest of the first half but the CBS men rose above the elements. Phil Rawson raised the green flag again for the Wexford students with a clinical finish.
Jordan Hayes broke through the Dunlavin rear-guard on two separate occasions to score two great goals. Just before the half time whistle, Phil Rawson notched another goal and Wexford CBS had built up an unassailable lead of 5-02 to 0-03.
Despite the one-sided first half Dunlavin started the stronger in the second half, scoring four points before Leon Nolan got the home side’s first score of the half with a great point from the outside of his left boot. However, the men from the Garden County now had a greater share of procession but courageous defending from Cathal Kirwan, Ben McMahon and Jamie Thomas meant no goal opportunities came their way.
After a period of sustained Dunlavin pressure which yielded a further three points, Phil Rawson continued his scoring exploits with a fine point. This point proved to inspire Wexford CBS and a great passing move down the right side of the field cumulated in a fisted goal by Leon Nolan. In the dying moments, goalkeeper Adam Howlin denied Dunlavin a goal with a top-drawer save as the CBS recorded a welcome victory.
Best for Wexford CBS were Jamie Thomas, Ben McMahon, Jack O’Leary, Adam Dempsey, Jordan Hayes and man of the match Phil Rawson.
Adam Howlin (Shelmaliers); Cian Rossiter (Volunteers), Cathal Kirwan (Sarsfields), Matthew Currid (Volunteers); Jamie Thomas (St. Mary’s Maudlintown), Ben McMahon (Volunteers), Eoghan Reck (Volunteers); Jack O’Leary (Volunteers 0-1), Leon Nolan (St. Mary’s Maudlintown 1-1); Adam Dempsey (Sarsfields), Luke Dowdall (Volunteers 0-1), T.J. Cousins (Glynn/Barntown); Phil Rawson (St. Anne’s 2-1), Jordan Hayes (St. Martin’s 2-0), Ben Creane (Volunteers, 1-0).
Gary Hall-Roche (St. Joseph’s) for Rossiter, Jason Moore (Volunteers) for Currid, Ryan Busher (Sarsfields) for Cousins, Kallum Broaders (unattached) for Dowdall.
South Leinster Juvenile C Football
Round 1 : walkover from Dunlavin
Round 2: Wexford CBS 3-9 Baltinglass 3-6
Páirc Charman was the venue for Wexford CBS’s hard fought win over Scoil Chlonglais Baltinglass in the South Leinster juvenile C championship recently.
The Boker Boys started the strongest with two points from Leon Nolan-Cullen and Nicky Kelly in the opening ten minutes. After fifteen minutes wing forward Nathan Furlong drove a high ball into the Baltinglass net.
Further points followed for CBS from Leon Nolan-Cullen and Jordan Hayes. Baltinglass had still not registered a score when Lee Busher added a second goal with a great soccer style finish on the twenty-first minute.
Corner forward Jordan Hayes continued the Wexford CBS dominance with two more points before Baltinglass responded with a well taken goal and point to leave the score at the interval at 2-6 to 1-1.
Baltinglass continued where they left off in the first half with the opening two points of the second half. Leon Nolan-Cullen and Nicky Kelly added to their first half scores with a point each to increase the CBS lead.
However despite these two points the Wicklow men were looking the more threatening team in the second half they and they added three more points. The Boker Boys weathered the Baltinglass storm before substitute Shane Hall found the net to give the Wexford men a nine point cushion with five minutes remaining.
In the dying minutes Baltinglass scored two goals. However this was not enough as the Wexford town men held out to record a three point win. Best for Wexford CBS were defenders Kevin Corrigan, David McDonald and Cody Murphy who defended resolutely against any Baltinglass attack. Midfielders Mark Doyle and Jack O’Leary worked tirelessly in both defence and attack while forwards Jordan Hayes, Leon Nolan-Cullen and Nicky Kelly were always a threat in attack.
Wexford CBS: Adam Dempsey; David McDonald, Cathal Kirwan, Kevin Corrigan; Eoghan Mahon, Cody Murphy, Luke Dowdall; Mark Doyle, Jack O’Leary; Nicky Kelly (0-2), Lee Busher (1-0), Nathan Furlong (1-0); Jordan Hayes (0-4), Leon Nolan-Cullen (0-3), Lee Whelan.
Substitutes: Shane Hall (1-0) for Cathal Kirwan inj.
South Leinster Semi-final:
Wexford CBS v Pres De La Salle Bagnalstown
Par Charman, Thursday Dec 13th, at 11.15
2011-12, 2011-12, 2011-12, 2011-12, 2011-12, 2011-12, 2011-12
South Leinster Juvenile C Football championship 2011-12
CBS team that defeated Baltinglass in Round 1
CBS team that defeated Bagnelstown in the South Leinster semi-final
Final: February 21, 2012
Rath Iomaghain............ 4-14 Wexford CBS.............................. 5-1
ANY HOPES that Wexford CBS would complete a notable hat-trick of South Leinster juvenile football titles for County Wexford were quickly dashed in Eire Og’s pitch in Carlow last Tuesday as Ardscoil Rath Iomaghain (Kildare) dealt
clinically with the Wexford town school.
so far this year Good Counsel (New Ross) have won the ‘A’ title while
Enniscorthy CBS claimed the ‘B’ title and a victory for the Bokerboys in this
‘C’ final would have been a fine achievement for the county.
However, at half-time the Rathangan lads had an unassailable lead of 4-11 to 0-0 after playing with the strong wind but don’t be fooled by the wind factor – the Kildare lads were sharper and played some lovely football in that opening half to leave the CBS team stunned.
The tables were turned somewhat in the second half as CBS set about restoring
some pride and they dominated the play and scoring but the mountain was far too
steep to climb.
The opening exchanges were promising for Wexford CBS and the game was scoreless
for the first five minutes but after that the Kildare boys completely took
They had some very exciting forwards especially wing-forward Jimmy Hyland who
tortured the CBS defence with his mazy incisive runs. It was 2-4 to 0-0 after
fifteen minutes and the agony continued as Ardscoil’s forwards enjoyed copious
amounts of possession to constantly add to their ever-increasing first half
The Wexford CBS team was re-jigged a number of times in an effort to stem the
onslaught but nothing worked for them. Losing centre-back Mikey Lawlor to
injury in the week before the game didn’t help their cause either.
The referee’s half-time whistle was very welcome to the CBS players who made a
valiant effort to regroup.
A good start to the second half was vital for CBS’s wind-assisted comeback and
they got it when Darragh Rossiter and Conor Coleman were involved in a move
which resulted in Shane McGrath blasting the ball to the net.
Minutes later McGrath converted a free and Stephen Kearney made the CBS score
2-1 in the 41st
minute when he found the net with a stinging shot.
Team captain Darragh Rossiter went close with a low shot which was inches away
from the net but CBS’s third goal arrived in the 45th
Dylan Dixon pounced on a sloppy clearance from Ardscoil ‘keeper Conor Mulligan
and lobbed the ball over his head and into the net.
CBS maintained their charge even though time was running out and they managed
to keep the Kildare side scoreless in the second half until the final few
minutes when Jimmy Hyland (2) and Paul Maloney scored points on counter-attacks.
CBS grabbed a fourth goal when Darragh Rossiter passed to Shane McGrath who
calmly slotted away his second goal and in the 56th
minute a nice
move involving Stephen Kearney and Garry Cullen resulted in Adam Carroll palming
the ball to the net.
It was a disastrous day for Wexford CBS but they fought like tigers in the
second half to go home with some degree of pride and their best displays came
from Daniel Lynch, Eoin Doyle, Darragh Rossiter, Stephen Kearney and Shane McGrath.
Ardscoil Rath Iomaghain
Mulligan; Conor Jameson, Austin Bolger Hynes, Stephen Geoghan; Daryl Dunne,
Cian O’Neill, Shane Maughan; Eoin Synott, Ciaran Maher; Jimmy Hyland (0-7, 4
frees), Paul Maloney (0-2), Joe Breen (2-0); Darragh Malone (1-1), Shane
O’Brien (0-3), Aaron Teehan (1-1).
(Glynn-Barntown); Padraig Rossiter (St. Martin’s), Daniel Lynch (Sarsfields),
Aaron McGuire (Volunteers); Aaron Goodison (Volunteers), Darragh Rossiter (St.
Martin’s Capt.), Eoin Doyle (Sarsfields); Stephen Kearney (Sarsfields 1-0),
Dylan Dixon (Blackwater 1-0); Liam Rockett (Shelmaliers), Jessie Farrell
(Volunteers), Conor Coleman (St. Martin’s); Alan Browne (Volunteers), Shane
McGrath (Sarsfields 2-1, 0-1 free), Adam Carroll (Sarsfields 1-0).
Gary Cullen (Volunteers) for
P. Rossiter, Aaron Smythe (Volunteers) for Farrell, Kevin Harte (Shelmaliers)
for Coleman, Mikey Lawlor (Volunteers), Jack Houghton (Sarsfields), Lee Busher
(Clonard), Kevin Corrigan (Blackwater), Chris Cowman (Shelmaliers), Paul Bailey
(Sarsfields), Tony Crosbie (Volunteers), Cody Murphy (unattached), Danny Walsh
Ref: Pat Moran (Carlow).
2-8 3-4 Presentation De La Salle Bagnelstown
Despite trailing by six points at the interval the juvenile (u14 ½) footballers of Wexford C.B.S. put in a sterling second half shift packed with determination to qualify for the South Leinster ‘C’ final.
Losing by 3-4 to 2-1 at the break, it looked like a tall order for the Wexford lads even with the advantage of a strong breeze. However they held their Bagnelstown opponents scoreless in the second half while tagging on seven points themselves to earn their place in the final.
Played in McGrath Park, Bagnelstown last Thursday the C.B.S. dominated proceedings for the opening ten minutes and Shane McGrath and Dylan Dixon penetrated the Bagnelstown rearguard to pilfer two goals after six and eight minutes.
The home side were rocked but eventually got into the game and with the benefit of the wind, enjoyed enough possession to break through the C.B.S. defence to score three goals and they surged further ahead with four points.
Shane McGrath added to his tally with a pointed free in the dying minutes of the first half to leave six between the sides at the interval.
There was a marked change in the workrate and attitude of the C.B.S. players from the throw-in and they showed tremendous belief to get themselves back into the game. Resolute defending and sheer hard work meant that the Bokerboys owned the ball.
Jesse Farrell started the comeback with a great point off his left boot. Following this the Wexford lads rarely left the Carlow men’s half. Constant pressure led to Bagnelstown conceding frees which Shane McGrath punished with three fine points out of his hands.
In the 50th
minute Conor Coleman kicked the score of the game with a long range point from the right hand sideline. At this stage there was just the bare minimum between the sides and the Wexford town school maintained the pressure heir and were rewarded when Liam Rockett levelled the match with five minutes to go.
C.B.S. went for the winner and midfielder Dillon Dixon gathered possession and split the posts with what turned out to be the winning point.
A strong team performance in the second half was ultimately responsible for this victory but special mention must go to Stephen Kearney, Darragh Rossiter, Shane McGrath, Michael Lawlor, Jesse Farrell and Eoin Doyle.
Nigel Donoghue (Glynn Barntown); Padraig Rossiter (St Martin’s), Daniel Lynch (Sarsfields), Aaron McGuire (Volunteers); Aaron Goodison (Volunteers), Michael Lawlor (Volunteers), Eoin Doyle (Sarsfields); Darragh Rossiter (St. Martin’s), Dillon Dixon (Blackwater 1-1); Liam Rockett (Shelmaliers 0-1), Stephen Kearney (Sarsfields), Conor Coleman (St. Martins 0-1); Shane McGrath (Sarsfields 1-5, 0-3 frees), Jesse Farrell (Volunteers 0-1) Adam Carroll (Sarsfields).
Alan Browne (Volunteers) for Shane McGrath inj., Also Kevin Harte (Shelmaliers), Aaron Smyth (Volunteers), Jack Houghton (Sarsfields), Lee Busher (Clonard), Kevin Corrigan (Blackwater), Chris Cowman (Shelmaliers), Paul Bailey (Sarsfields), Tony Crosbie (Volunteers), Cody Murphy (unattached).
v Dunlavin - CBS got walkover
v Wicklow Schools - CBS got walkover
Wexford CBS 5-17 4-04 St Kevin’s Dunlavin
Wexford CBS under-14 footballers made it two wins out of two recently in their second game of the South Leinster Juvenile C championship against St. Kevin’s Dunlavin in the Volunteer’s GAA grounds at Pairc Charman.
The Boker Boys started the strongest and were two points up inside five minutes thanks to Adam Carroll and Dylan Dixon. From early on CBS started to dominate proceedings and centre-back Michael Lawlor was always a threat with his strong runs resulting in him kicking two points.
The home side enhanced their lead when Jesse Farrell scored the first goal of the game but Dunlavin responded with two points to leave the score at 1-4 to 0-2 after fifteen minutes. However, CBS re-exerted their authority for the remainder of the half. Midfielder Dylan Dixon was prolific with four points while Jesse Farrell completed his hat trick with two well taken goals which left the half-time score at 3-8 to 0-2.
Dunlavin opened the second half with a well taken point but CBS were determined to stay on the front foot and Eoin Doyle broke from half back to kick a great point.
Some exceptional point taking followed as Wexford CBS started to dictate the play. Shane McGrath notched up two fine scores, while the entire half forward line got in on the scoring with Liam Rockett adding to his goal, Stephen Kearney notching up two points while Conor Coleman chipped in with a great score.
In the final quarter of the game, Dunlavin responded with four goals but it was far too little too late. CBS captain Darragh Rossiter had the final say when he drove up the field to bury the ball in the Dunlavin net to bring the game to a close.
Best for Wexford CBS were Alan Browne, Eoin Doyle, Michael Lawlor, Darragh Rossiter, Dylan Dixon, Stephen Kearney, Liam Rockett and Jesse Farrell.
Nigel Donoghue (Glynn/Barntown); Aaron McGuire (Volunteers), Daniel Lynch (Sarsfields), Padraig Rossiter (St. Martin’s); Eoin Doyle (unattached 0-1), Michael Lawlor (Volunteers 0-2), Aaron Goodison (Volunteers); Darragh Rossiter (St. Martin’s 1-0), Dylan Dixon (Backwater 0-6); Liam Rockett (Shelmaliers 1-1), Stephen Kearney (Sarsfields 0-2), Conor Coleman (St. Martin’s 0-1); Jesse Farrell (Volunteers 3-1), Shane McGrath (Sarsfields 0-2), Adam Carroll (Sarsfields 0-1).
Alan Browne (Volunteers) for Lynch inj., Danny Walsh (Sarsfields) for Carroll inj., Chris Cowman (Shelmaliers) for Farrell, Aaron Smyth (Volunteers) for Goodison, Lee Busher (Clonard) for McGrath, Kevin Corrigan (Blackwater) for McGuire, Nicky Kelly (Sarsfields) for Rockett, Jack Houghton (Sarsfields) for Coleman, Noel O’Brien (unattached), Kevin Harte (Shelmaliers).
Wexford CBS .....2-07 1-08 Scoil Chonglais Baltinglass
Wexford CBS under-14 footballers made the long journey to Baltinglass last Friday for their opening game of the South Leinster Juvenile C championship and returned home with two well-earned points following this narrow victory.
From the throw-in CBS dominated possession and led by three points to one point thanks to the accuracy of Shane McGrath. Despite the early dominance of the Boker Boys, goalkeeper Nigel Donoghue had to be alert after fifteen minutes to pull off a great save as Baltinglass almost took advantage of some haphazard defending.
Nevertheless Wexford CBS remained positive and after twenty minutes Adam Carroll lobbed a high ball into the square that was misjudged by the Baltinglass rear-guard and ended up in the net.
The lead was extended to six points (1-4 to 0-1) with a great score by Liam Rockett after twenty five minutes. However Baltinglass dominated the end of the half and reduced their deficit with a goal and two points in the remaining five points to leave the bare minimum between the teams at half time.
Wexford CBS showed resolve and desire at the start of the second half which was best exemplified when Mikey Lawlor as he strode up the field to kick a fine point.
However, Baltinglass weren’t going to fade too easily on their home patch and they enjoyed a purple patch in which they kicked four points to lead by two (1-7 to 1-5).
When faced with defeat the CBS response was emphatic. In the 55th
minute wing back Alan Browne escaped from his marker and lashed the ball to the top corner of the net.
With the shackles off, Wexford CBS got a firm grip of the game and Jesse Farrell and Darragh Rossiter got a point each in response to a Baltinglass point.
Best for CBS were Nigel Donoghue, Daniel Lynch, Mikey Lawlor, Padraig and Darragh Rossiter. Next up for the Wexford town school is home match against St. Kevin’s of Dunlavin.
Nigel Donoghue (Glynn Barntown); Kevin Harte (Shelmaliers), Padraig Rossiter (St Martin’s), Aaron Smyth (Volunteers); Alan Browne (Volunteers 1-0), Stephen Kearney (Sarsfields), Daniel Lynch (Sarsfields); Darragh Rossiter 0-1 (St. Martin’s), Michael Lawlor (Volunteers 0-1); Liam Rockett (Shelmaliers 0-1), Dylan Dixon (Blackwater), Aaron Goodison (Volunteers); Aaron McGuire (Volunteers), Shane McGrath (Sarsfields 0-3), Adam Carroll (Sarsfields 1-0).
Jesse Farrell (Volunteers 0-1) for McGuire, Nicky Kelly (Sarsfields) for Harte, Jack Houghton (Sarsfields) for McGrath inj., Lee Busher (Clonard) for Carroll, Kevin Corrigan (Blackwater) for Smyth. Also Danny Walsh (Sarsfields), Chris Cowman (Shelmaliers), Daniel O’Connor (unattached), Noel O’Brien (unattached).