South Leinster Juvenile Hurling C Final
O’Kennedy Park, New Ross Wednesday April 9, 2014
Ballyhale VC......................1-7 Wexford CBS.....................0-7
Wasteful Wexford CBS paid a heavy price in O’Kennedy Park, New Ross last Wednesday as Ballyhale VC took the South Leinster Juvenile Hurling C title. The Wexford students had enough goal chances to win three matches but failed to take any of them and returned empty handed.
From the throw-in Ben McMahon passed to Philip Rawson and his stinging shot was somehow saved by Dean Mason in the Ballyhale goal. Three quick wides followed up as CBS failed to convert their dominance into scores.
To rub salt into it, Ballyhale opened the scoring with a converted free. CBS continue to struggle upfront and it wasn’t until the 15th minute that Jack O’Leary passed to Chris Cowman and the later split the posts.
The Kilkenny teenagers tagged on another three points in the first half but were also guilty of some poor wides.
In the 25th minute CBS full-forward Cian Rossiter was pushed over in the square and a penalty was awarded. Jordan Hayes’s effort was pushed around the post for a ’65 which nothing came of.
Moments later Jordan Hayes burst through the Ballyhale defence but his rasper bounced off the crossbar. Centre-back Cathal Kirwan surged up field to point and that left the half-time score at 0-4 to 0-2 in favour of the Kilkenny boys.
Ballyhale had two points within sixty seconds of the restart and they added a goal to their six points in the 33rd minute which left CBS with a mountain to climb. However, they dominated the remainder of the game but just couldn’t find the net.
The points arrived when substitute Gary Carroll was fouled and Jordan Hayes pointed and Chris Cowman’s clever sideline found Cathal Kirwan for his second point. Aaron Clancy placed Jordan Hayes for a point before Hayes was fouled and popped over the free.
With ten minutes to go, it was 1-6 to 0-6 and the momentum was with the Wexford lads but the goal didn’t arrive as Dean Mason made some good saves. Try as they might, CBS couldn’t get the scores they needed and Ballyhale ran out winners.
Wexford CBS: Adam Howlin (Shelmaliers); Ben Hayes (St. Mary’s Rosslare), Adam Dempsey (Faythe Harriers), Ryan McLoughlin (St. Mary’s Rosslare); Aaron Clancy (St. Martin’s), Cathal Kirwan (Faythe Harriers 0-2), Conor Graydon (Glynn-Barntown); Jack O’Leary (Volunteers Capt.), Ben McMahon (Volunteers); Philip Rawson (St. Anne’s), Chris Cowman (Shelmaliers 0-1), Luke Dowdall (Volunteers); Jordan Hayes (St. Martin’s 0-4, 2 frees), Cian Rossiter (Volunteers), Cian O’Connor (Clonard). Subs: Gary Carroll (Faythe Harriers) for O’Connor, Stephen Doyle (Faythe Harriers) for Rossiter.
Ballyhale VC: Dean Mason; Billy Moran, Luke Ward, Jamie Barron; Jamie McLoughlin, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Paraic Delahunty; Jack Walsh, Patrick Heane; Adam Masood, Michael Murphy, Paul Hennessy; Mark McNamara, Ronan Hayes, Sean Fitzpatrick.
South Leinster Juvenile Hurling C semi-final
At Piercestown Friday April 4, 2014
Wexford CBS...........................3-11 Colaiste Bhride (Carnew)..........3-5
The Juvenile hurlers of Wexford CBS earned their place in the South Leinster C final on Friday after this hard fought encounter versus Colaiste Bhride (Carnew) in Piercestown.
Following on from the successful year that the school’s senior hurling team had, the juveniles are keen to add to the silverware already residing at the Boker.
CBS, playing with the slight wind advantage, surged into the lead with Luke Dowdall leading the way. The powerful wing-forward slotted a point over before scoring a fine goal all inside the first five minutes.
Hard-working centre-forward Chris Cowman’s stinging ground shot went inches over the bar in the 7th minute as CBS dominated the opening proceedings. Jordan Hayes (twice) and impressive midfielder Jack O’Leary also pointed as CBS built up a 1-5 to 0-1 lead at the end of the first quarter.
A defensive lapse resulted in the Carnew students scoring a goal after 18 minutes but CBS responded with a point when Ben McMahon passed to his midfield partner Jack O’Leary and he split the posts.
Moments later Jordan Hayes cut in from his corner with possession and his rasping shot was somehow saved by the keeper but Cian O’Connor pounced on the rebound and put it over the bar.
A short puck out followed and Jordan Hayes punished the mistake by returning it over the bar to give CBS a half-time advantage of 1-9 to 1-2.
The Bokerboys got a great start to the second half when Luke Dowdall’s goalbound shot got deflected into the net but Carnew – with the wind at their backs – began to make inroads into the lead. Stout defending from Adam Dempsey and Cathal Kirwan repelled numerous attacks but the pressure eventually told and Carnew struck for their second goal after 42 minutes.
At the other end, Jack O’Leary caught a Cathal Kirwan free but the Carnew keeper again denied CBS with another breathtaking save. O’Leary caught another Kirwan free moments later but this time opted to put the ball over the bar.
It was 2-10 to 2-4 entering the final ten minutes and when Carnew grabbed their third goal the pressure was firmly on CBS. However, Jordan Hayes stepped up to a 21 yard free and sent an unstoppable shot to the net to give his side the cushion they needed to hang on for the victory.
Having already won the South Leinster Football C title this year, Wexford CBS will be attempting to complete the double when they take on Ballyhale VC in the final.
Wexford CBS: Adam Howlin (Shelmaliers); Ben Hayes (St. Mary’s Rosslare), Adam Dempsey (Faythe Harriers), Ryan McLoughlin (St. Mary’s Rosslare); Aaron Clancy (St. Martin’s), Cathal Kirwan (Faythe Harriers), Conor Graydon (Glynn-Barntown); Jack O’Leary (Volunteers 0-4 Capt.), Ben McMahon (Volunteers); Philip Rawson (St. Anne’s), Chris Cowman (Shelmaliers 0-1), Luke Dowdall (Volunteers 2-1); Jordan Hayes (St. Martin’s 1-4 1-1 frees, 0-1 ‘65), Cian Rossiter (Volunteers), Cian O’Connor (Clonard, 0-1). Subs: Gary Carroll (Faythe Harriers) for B. Hayes, Patsy Whelan (Volunteers) for Clancy, Sean Reck (Crossabeg-Ballymurn) for O’Connor. Ref: Seanie O’Shea (Blackwater).
South Leinster Juvenile Hurling C championship 1/4 final Pairc Charman March 27, 2014Wexford CBS................................3-15 Bridgetown VC..............................0-7
CBS won the toss and elected to play with the strong diagonal wind but they found scores very hard to come by in the first quarter and led by only 0-3 to 0-1.
Bridgetown took the lead in the first minute with a fine long distance converted free but eventually CBS settled and Philip Rawson, Daniel Long (from a tight angle) and Jack O’Leary had the points.
However, several goal chances were missed by the forwards which could have proved costly. Jack O’Leary’s shot from 40 yards was dropped into the net by the keeper and this gave the home side a boost.
Midfielder O’Leary was dominating and he caught an Adam Howlin puck-out and made ground before pointing and CBS tagged on four more points to go in at half-time ahead by 1-8 to 0-1.
In a strange way CBS played better into the wind. Goals from Jordan Hayes and Luke Dowdall sealed the win. Bridgetown fared better and punished needless fouling by the CBS defence with converted frees but points from Jack O’Leary, Cian O’Connor and the hard-working Ben McMahon maintained the comfortable advantage.
Best for CBS were Adam Howlin, Adam Dempsey, Cathal Kirwan, Jack O’Leary, Ben McMahon and Luke Dowdall.
Wexford CBS: Adam Howlin; Ryan McLoughlin, Adam Dempsey, Chris Cowman; Aaron Clancy, Cathal Kirwan, Conor Graydon; Jack O’Leary (1-7), Ben McMahon (0-2); Philip Rawson (0-1), Jordan Hayes (1-2 1f), Luke Dowdall (1-0); Daniel Long (0-1), Cian Rossiter, Cian O’Connor (0-2).
Subs: Sean Reck for Long, Luke Maloney for Hayes, Ben Hayes for Clancy, Patsy Whelan for Graydon, George Gould for O’Connor, Dylan Jones for McLoughlin, Ryan Dempsey for Rossiter, Jonathon Carroll for Cowman.
Ref: Sean Whelan.
Rice Cup Dr. Morris Park, Thurles Friday March 21, 2014
Round 1: Wexford CBS 1-2 CBC Cork 1-1
Wexford CBS led by 1-1 to 1-0 at the break. Jordan Hayes did all the scoring for Wexford and this continued in the second half when his pointed free sealed the win and a great start to the day. Wexford CBS: Adam Howlin; Adam Dempsey, Shane Hall, Luke Maloney; Aaron Clancy, Cathal Kirwan, Conor Graydon; Jack O’Leary, Ben McMahon; Chris Cowman, Jordan Hayes (1-2, 0-1 free), Philip Rawson; Cian Rossiter, Luke Dowdall, Daniel Long. Subs: Ryan McLoughlin for Maloney, Gary Carroll for Clancy, George Gould for Long, Sean Reck for Dempsey, Shane Doyle for Graydon, Tre Long for Rawson, Cian O’Connor for McMahon.
Round 2: Wexford CBS 3-2 Carrick on Suir CBS 2-6
The Wexford students led at the break by 2-2 to 1-3 in this very evenly contested match. Luke Dowdall grabbed the first goal and Jordan Hayes clipped over a point. Jordan had a shot saved but Stephen Doyle pounced on the rebound and found the net and Stephen followed up with a point following a lovely passing move between Cathal Kirwan, Philip Rawson and Jordan Hayes.
In the second half, the Wexford goal came from Jordan Hayes after a nice pass from Jack O’Leary. Carrick had the wind behind them in the second half and the game was loking like being a draw (3-2 to 2-5) but the Tipp lads pointed with the final ball to claim the win. Wexford CBS: Adam Howlin; Ryan McLoughlin, Adam Dempsey, Luke Maloney; Aaron Clancy, Cathal Kirwan, Conor Graydon; Jack O’Leary, Ben McMahon; Philip Rawson, Jordan Hayes (1-1), Chris Cowman; Fionan Coughlan, Luke Dempsey (1-0), Cian Rossiter.
Subs: Stephen Doyle (1-1) for Rossiter, Dylan Jones for Coughlan, Shane Hall for Cowman, Ben Hayes for Rawson.
Round 3: Wexford CBS 0-1 Ard Scoil Ris 1-2 The weather worsened during this game and a cold shower fell which made the conditions difficult for both teams. There was no score from either side at half-time and all the scores arrived in the second half. The Limerick students got on top and Shane Hall’s late point was all CBS could muster.
Wexford CBS (first half): Adam Howlin; Sean Reck, Adam Dempsey, Patsy Whelan; Aaron Clancy, Cathal Kirwan, Shane Doyle; Shane Hall, Chris Cowman; Cian Rossiter, Jordan Hayes, Luke Dowdall; Jonathon Carroll, Cian O’Connor, Tre Long.
Wexford CBS (second half): Adam Howlin; Ryan McLoughlin, Adam Dempsey, Luke Maloney; Gary Carroll, Shane Hall (0-1), Conor Graydon; Jack O’Leary, Ben McMahon; Luke Dowdall, Jordan Hayes, Philip Rawson; Stephen Doyle, Ryan Dempsey, Ben Hayes.
Round 4: Wexford CBS 1-2 Abbey CBS 1-2 The hurling resumed after the break for lunch and round 4 ended in a draw as Abbey came back from trailing by 1-0 to 0-0 at the break to earn a draw.
Jordan Hayes’s 5th minute goal for the only score of the first half and Adam Howlin’s fine point put CBS further in front but the Tipperary students stormed back into the game with the wind.
Wexford CBS (first half): Adam Howlin; Ben Hayes, Adam Dempsey, Luke Maloney; Aaron Clancy, Cathal Kirwan, Gary Carroll; Jack O’Leary, Luke Dowdall; Conor Graydon, Jordan Hayes (1-0), Philip Rawson; Stephen Doyle, Cian Rossiter, Shane Doyle. Wexford CBS (second half): Shane Hall; Ben Hayes, Adam Dempsey, Luke Maloney; Daniel Long, Aaron Clancy, George Gould; Luke Dowdall (0-1), Sean Reck; Conor Graydon, Tre Long, Ryan Dempsey; Adam Howlin (0-1), Patsy Whelan, Jonathon Carroll.
Round 5: Wexford CBS 2-2 Midleton CBS 1-3 The weather began to deteriorate in the fifth and final game. The Wexford lads had the strong wind and led by 2-1 to 1-1 at the break. Jordan Hayes scored the first goal and Jack O’Leary followed up with a point. Cathal Kirwan’s shot went all the way to the net before half-time.
The Cork lads came into the game but brave defending kept them out. Jack O’Leary struck for a point and Wexford CBS held out for the win.
Wexford CBS: Adam Howlin; Luke Maloney, Adam Dempsey, Ryan McLoughlin; Aaron Clancy, Cathal Kirwan, Conor Graydon; Jack O’Leary, Ben McMahon; Luke Dowdall, Jordan Hayes, Dylan Jones; Stephen Doyle, Cian Rossiter, Sean Reck.
Subs: Gary Carroll for McLoughlin, Ryan Dempsey for Reck, Shane Hall for Dowdall, Patsy Whelan for Doyle, Jonathon Carroll for Rossiter.
Man of the Tournament: Adam Dempsey2012/2013 Challenge Match v St. Peter’s B Friday May 10 in Power Park Wexford CBS...........................................................0-4 St. Peter’s College XV.............................................2-10 A strong St. Peter’s first year team with many of their Juvenile team on board eventually overwhelmed CBS on Friday in Power Park. The match was a useful learning exercise for CBS as they were playing against opponents who were much better and stronger. Kevin Corrigan led the charge throughout the match and led by example and the UCG man opened the scoring in the 5th minute with a point but St. Peter’s quickly began to exert their dominance. However, the Bokerboys hung in there and it was 0-2 each after ten minutes – Jack O’Leary got a clever pass from Lee Busher for the second point. It was 0-6 to 0-2 at half-time but St. Peter’s pulled away in the second half and got two goals. CBS battled on but were struggling. Jordan Hayes split the posts and Kevin Corrigan converted a free but some goal chances were missed which would have made the game closer. It was a learning exercise for Wexford CBS and the lessons will hopefully be learned going into the future. Next Wednesday (May 15th) the juvenile travel to St. Martin’s to take part in the County Juvenile Hurling ‘B’ Blitz with games against St. Peter’s B, Meanscoil, Enniscorthy VC, New Ross CBS, Bridgetown VC and Creagh College (Gorey). Wexford CBS: Danny Walsh; Eoghan Mahon, Cody Murphy, Shane Flood; Nicky Kelly, Shane Pierce, Cormac Byrne; Jack O’Leary (0-1), Cathal Kirwan; Jordan Hayes (0-1), Kevin Corrigan (0-2 1 free), Lee Busher; Cian Rossiter, Adam Howlin, Philip Rawson. Subs (All at half-time): Ben McMahon, Aaron Walsh, Noel O’Brien, Ryan McLoughlin, Ryan Dempsey, Aaron Smythe. Challenge Match v. St. Peter’s College ‘B’ Friday April 26, 2013 in St. Peter’s College Wexford CBS..............................2-7 St. Peter’s College ‘B’.................2-8 This game was played over three twenty minute periods and was very entertaining and enjoyable. St. Peter’s emerged as narrow winners after a great encounter. The home side had the wind in the first period and went in at the break leading by 0-6 to 0-1. St. Peter’s were that bit sharper and tagged on the points easier but CBS were tackling hard and making plenty of hooks and blocks. With the wind at their backs, the Bokerboys began to rack up the scores. Kevin Corrigan gave Jordan Hayes a nice pass and he pointed while Lee Busher earned a free with strong tackling and Kevin Corrigan converted. Neat passing between Lee Busher and Jack O’Leary led to Philip Rawson making it 0-6 to 0-4. However, St. Peter’s continued to attack too and Adam Howlin had to make a fantastic save. St. Peter’s struck for two rapid goals before the end of the second period but Ryan Dempsey latched on to a Jack O’Leary free and lashed the ball to the net to leave the score at 2-6 to 1-4 at the end of the second period. In the final third CBS netted again as Philip Rawson rounded the keeper and tucked the ball away. Jordan Hayes followed up with a nice point and Kevin Corrigan’s late point wasn’t enough to close the gap. However, the squad are making real improvements and can look forward to the Wexford Juvenile Hurling ‘B’ Blitz which takes place in St. Martin’s GAA Club on May 15th. Only those training will be selected. Wexford CBS: Adam Howlin; Danny Walsh, Cody Murphy, Aaron Smythe; Shane Flood, Cormac Byrne (Capt.), Philip Rawson (1-1); Jack O’Leary, Cathal Kirwan; Jordan Hayes (0-2), Kevin Corrigan (0-3, 1 free), Lee Busher (0-1); Ben McMahon, Noel O’Brien, Cian Rossiter. Subs (all at first interval): Kristian Bunici, Ryan McLoughlin, Ryan Dempsey (1-0), Aaron Walsh. First Year Hurling Blitz at Dicksboro, Kilkenny Thursday April 11, 2013 Wexford CBS..............3-7 Carlow CBS.................2-4 The Bokerboys were slow to start and squandered many goal chances before Jack O’Leary calmly slotted two points and Jordan Hayes grabbed another to give Wexford CBS a 0-3 to nil lead after ten minutes. Carlow registered a point and then Wexford corner forward Ryan Dempsey had his strong shot amazingly stopped by the Carlow keeper but it still went over the bar for a point and Wexford retired 0-4 to 0-1 ahead. The goals started to flow after the break. Ryan Dempsey wasn’t going to be denied and he found the net when Ben McMahon gave him a pass and Dempsey slammed the ball to the net. Jack O’Leary put Jordan Hayes in for a nice goal but Carlow struck back with a goal of their own. Ben McMahon pointed but Carlow got in for another goal to close the gap. However Lee Busher calmed Wexford nerves when his fine strike hit the net. Adam Howlin had moved outfield at this stage and he floated the ball over the bar and the man who replaced him in the goal pulled off an amazing save late in the game. Wexford CBS: Adam Howlin (0-1); Aaron Walsh, Tiernan O’Reilly; Ryan McLoughlin, Danny Walsh, Cian O’Connor; Philip Rawson, Jack O’Leary (Capt. 0-2), Cian Rossiter; Lee Busher (1-1), Jordan Hayes (1-1), Conor O’Leary; Ben McMahon (0-1), Ryan Dempsey (1-1). Wexford CBS................1-13 Kilkenny Colleges..........7-3 The Kilkenny forwards were too sharp for the Wexford lads who still managed to score thirteen points but found it difficult to get goals. The half-time score was 5-2 to 1-4. Lee Busher scored Wexford’s goal in the 15th minute and followed it up with the score of the day when Jordan Hayes passed to him and Lee raced up the field before dispatching the ball between the posts. The points continued to flow in the second half. Danny Walsh was replaced in the goal by Jordan Hayes and he scored four points and Ben McMahon was accurate with two points after passes from Jack O’Leary. These two 20 minute-a-side games were very beneficial for Wexford CBS who are improving all the time. Wexford CBS: Danny Walsh (0-4, 2 frees); Aaron Walsh, Tiernan O’Reilly; Ryan McLoughlin, Philip Rawson (0-1), Cian O’Connor; Jack O’Leary (0-1), Cian Rossiter, Lee Busher (1-3); Ben McMahon (0-2), Jordan Hayes, Adam Howlin (0-2); Conor O’Leary, Ryan Dempsey (Capt.). Juvenile Hurling Challenge match 15-3-2013 At Pairc Charman Bridegtown VC.....................4-7 Wexford CBS........................3-5 Wexford CBS and Bridgetown VC played out an entertaining challenge match which the visitors to Pairc Charman won by five points. CBS started very poorly and conceded two early goals despite playing with the wind. However, centre-forward Noel O’Brien grabbed two goals to level matters after ten minutes. The first goal was from a free which went all the way to the net and the second was a fine strike which the keeper couldn’t keep out such was the power of the shot. The CBS attack has lots of possession but wasn’t converting due to players not getting in front of their men. As the half-wore on though, this changed and the points began to arrive. Noel O’Brien set up Kristian Bunici and he split the posts and Kristian repeated the trick minutes later. At the other end, slack marking allowed Bridgetown in for two goals which was disappointing. The half-time score was 4-3 to 2-4. The second half started brightly for CBS when Ben McMahon scored a fabulous goal but all the Boker boys could add to that was a point from Jordan Hayes while Bridgetown struck four points. It was a useful exercise and the full panel will continue to train for the County under-14 League Blitz which will be held after Easter. This is a competition that CBS have won for the last three years in a row. The panel is also due another day in Thurles at the Westcourt Cup. Wexford CBS: Adam Howlin; Ryan McLoughlin, Cody Murphy, Finian Coughlan; Eoghan Mahon, Jack O’Leary, Chris Cowman; Jordan Hayes (0-2), Cathal Kirwan; Philip Rawson, Noel O’Brien (2-0 1 free), Aaron Walsh; Ryan Dempsey, Kristian Bunici (0-2), Ben McMahon (1-1). Subs: Terry Whitty for Kirwan, Danny Walsh for Rawson, Shane Flood for Bunici. Ref: James ‘Gip’ Somers. Rice Cup 2013 Thurles Wednesday March 13th The under-14 hurlers of Wexford CBS made the lengthy trip to Tipp last Wednesday to participate in the annual Rice Cup tournament for Christian Brother Schools. The tournament is run on a blitz format (15 minutes per half) that includes 20 schools over four days in Dr. Morris Park in the shadow of Semple Stadium. Round 1: Wexford CBS 2-4 North Monastery (Cork) 2-2 CBS trailed by 2-2 to 1-1 at the interval and just on half-time conceded as bizarre goal as will be seen anywhere. Full-back Kevin Corrigan shepparded a harmless ball over the endline and tapped it back to his goalkeeper Adam Howlin. The ball crossed the line as Howlin changed hurls for the puck-out and the referees amazingly insisted on the goal being recorded for the famous Cork school. Jordan Hayes availed of a tidy pass from Kristian Bunici midway through the first half and lashed to the net and Cody Murphy added a point but North Mon had registered 1-2 and were leading by the smallest margin going into the break before their extraordinary second goal. Undeterred, CBS showed tremendous spirit to turn the game around. Kevin Corrigan was moved from full-back to attack and the defence tightened up to keep their opponents scoreless. Jordan Hayes and Corrigan grabbed points and Corrigan’s late goal following a super catch pushed the Wexford students back in front and CBS wrapped up the scoring in the final minute with a point after a flowing move involving Noel O’Brien and Cathal Kirwan before Jordan Hayes split the posts. Wexford CBS: Adam Howlin (Shelmaliers); Aaron Smythe (Volunteers), Kevin Corrigan (Blackwater, 1-1), Danny Walsh (Faythe Harriers); Nicky Kelly (Faythe Harriers, Capt.), Shane Pierce (Shelmaliers), Shane Flood (Glynn-Barntown); Jack O’Leary (Volunteers), Cormac Byrne (Faythe Harriers); Cody Murphy (Blackwater, 0-1), Cathal Kirwan (Faythe Harriers), Philip Rawson (St. Anne’s); Kristian Bunici (Faythe Harriers), Jordan Hayes (St. Martin’s, 1-2), Terry Whitty (Faythe Harriers). Subs: Noel O’Brien (Faythe Harriers) for Bunici, Jack Haughton (Faythe Harriers) for Whitty, Cian Rossiter (Volunteers) for Murphy. Round 2: Thurles CBS 0-9 Wexford CBS 1-1 Thurles CBS rested some of their big guns for this clash but still had too much guile and skill for a determined Wexford CBS. Kevin Corrigan started in attack and scored an excellent first half goal when he cut in along the endline and flashed the ball to the net. At the other end, the Tipp boys were racking up the points and keeping Adam Howlin very busy in the goal. The second half followed a similar fashion. The CBS forwards found it difficult to get scores and the only point came from Cormac Byrne after a delivery from Philip Rawson. This was a tough and tight game but the Thurles students were too strong. Wexford CBS: Adam Howlin; Philip Rawson, Aaron Smythe, Danny Walsh; Shane Flood, Shane Pierce, Nicky Kelly (Capt.); Jack O’Leary, Cormac Byrne (0-1); Cian Rossiter, Cathal Kirwan, Jack Haughton; Noel O’Brien, Kevin Corrigan (1-0), Jordan Hayes. Subs: Chris Cowman (Shelmaliers) for Rossiter, Aaron Walsh (Glynn-Barntown) for Haughton, Ryan McLoughlin (St. Mary’s Rosslare) for Hayes. Round 3: Blackwater CBS (Waterford) 3-7 Wexford CBS 1-2 The Blackwater students got off to a great start and had two early goals following some hesitation in the Wexford defence. By half-time the score was 3-6 to 1-1 and Blackwater were out of sight. The Wexford lads improved their application dramatically in the second half and both sides registered just one point. Wexford CBS: Adam Howlin; Philip Rawson, Aaron Smythe, Danny Walsh; Cian Rossiter, Shane Pierce, Nicky Kelly (Capt.); Jack O’Leary, Cody Murphy; Kevin Corrigan (0-1), Cormac Byrne (0-1), Cathal Kirwan; Noel O’Brien, Jordan Hayes (1-0), Ben McMahon (Volunteers). Subs: Eoghan Mahon (Volunteers) for O’Brien, Ryan Dempsey (Faythe Harriers) for McMahon, Terry Whitty for Murphy. Round 4: Kilkenny CBS 2-5 Wexford CBS 1-5 Like Thurles CBS, Kilkenny CBS left their big-hitters on the line in this final round match. Kilkenny got the better start and were 1-2 to nil up after five minutes. However, Kevin Corrigan dragged CBS back into the match with two points and Terry Whitty grabbed another after good work by Jack O’Leary. It was 1-2 to 0-3 at the break and new half was just as tight. Cormac Byrne availed of a nice passing move between Jack O’Leary and Terry Whitty to lash the ball to the net but the Kilkenny students responded with a goal of their own. Jack O’Leary and Terry Whitty added points for the Boker boys but Kilkenny had a cushion and ran out winners by three points. Wexford CBS: Adam Howlin; Chris Cowman, Aaron Smythe, Danny Walsh; Cody Murphy, Shane Pierce, Philip Rawson; Jack O’Leary (0-1), Nicky Kelly (Capt.); Jordan Hayes, Kevin Corrigan (0-2 1 free, 1 ’65), Terry Whitty (0-2); Finian Coughlan (Volunteers), Ryan Dempsey, Ben McMahon. Subs: Cian Rossiter for Kelly, Cormac Byrne (1-0) for Coughlan, Jack Haughton for Dempsey, Eoghan Mahon for McMahon. South Leinster Juvenile Hurling B Championship round 3 At Pairc Charman 7-3-2013 FCJ Bunclody.................3-13 Wexford CBS.................3-5 Wexford CBS enjoyed another game of fast hurling against quality opposition in Pairc Charman on Thursday as they found FCJ Bunclody too hot to handle in match played in a constant rainfall. FCJ Bunclody had a great start and had the first six points on the board despite fine defending from Kevin Corrigan and Shane Pierce. However the pressure was beginning to tell and the visiting full-forward found the net past Adam Howlin after 15 minutes. However, the Bokerboys showed great spirit and responded when Lee Busher lashed the ball to the net and then Jack O’Leary grabbed two puck-outs in a row and dispatched them over the bar within sixty seconds of each other. The half-time score was 2-6 to 1-2 which reflected the dominance of the Bunclody students. Jack O’Leary registered his third point and Terry Whitty grabbed a point before Cian Redmond sent a stinging shot to net in the 45th minute. However FCJ were keeping themselves in front with a goal from a penalty and some points as they displayed their skills. Cormac Byrne gave the CBS boys some hope when he sent a great shot to the back of the net and Cody Murphy pointed a free but it was not enough and FCJ ran out eight point winners. The conditions were tough and the opposition very good and the Wexford CBS hurlers are continuing their improvement – benefitting from played games against better teams. Wexford CBS: Adam Howlin (Shelmaliers); Aaron Smythe (Volunteers), Kevin Corrigan (Blackwater), Danny Walsh (Faythe Harriers); Nicky Kelly (Faythe Harriers), Shane Pierce (Shelmaliers), Cody Murphy (Blackwater 0-1 free); Jack O’Leary (Volunteers, 0-3), Cormac Byrne (Faythe Harriers, Capt. 1-0); Philip Rawson (St. Anne’s), Cathal Kirwan (Faythe Harriers), Shane Flood (Glynn-Barntown); Kristian Bunici (Faythe Harriers), Jordan Hayes (St. Martin’s), Lee Busher (Volunteers 1-0). Subs: Terry Whitty (Faythe Harriers, 0-1) for Jordan Hayes inj., Cian Rossiter (Volunteers 1-0) for Kristian Bunici, Noel O’Brien (Faythe Harriers) for Nicky Kelly inj., Chris Cowman (Shelmaliers) for Lee Busher, Eoghan Mahon (Volunteers) for Aaron Smythe, Aaron Walsh (Glynn-Barntown) for Philip Rawson, Jack Haughton (Faythe Harriers) for Danny Walsh, also Ryan McLoughlin (St. Mary’s Rosslare) and Ryan Dempsey (Faythe Harriers). South Leinster Juvenile Hurling B Round 2 01.03.2013 at Gorey CS Gorey CS..........................6-8 Wexford CBS....................5-6 After this eleven goal thriller, the juvenile hurlers of Wexford CBS had to return home empty handed. The boys put in a much improved performance following the disappointing defeat to Enniscorthy CBS earlier in the week. Jordan Hayes put CBS ahead with a neat point in the 3rd minute but the Gorey lads took over then and tore into a 1-4 to 0-1 lead after 15 minutes as the CBS hurlers stood off their opponents and were making far too many errors. Eventually CBS settled and Jordan Hayes put Cathal Kirwan in for the first goal after 19 minutes and shortly after this Jack O’Leary lashed the ball to the net which got the Boker boys back into the game. Gorey kept their noses in front with their second goal but Cathal Kirwan and Philip Rawson hit back with points and CBS suffered a setback when Gorey CS struck for their third goal just on the stroke of half-time (3-6 to 2-3). Terry Whitty opened the scoring with a nice point but Gorey countered with two points of their own followed by their fourth and fifth goals the pressure began to tell. The CBS lads refused to throw in the towel and came back with goals of their own. Cormac Byrne’s delivery was finished to the net by Chris Cowman and Jack O’Leary grabbed his second goal to cut the gap. Jordan Hayes nipped in for his second point before Kristian Bunici pulled the ball to the net following a scramble. Gorey responded with a goal and the final score fell to Ben McMahon who went on a mazy solo run and flicked the ball over the bar. Best on the day were Kevin Corrigan, Nicky Kelly, Shane Pierce, Cormac Byrne and Jack O’Leary. Next up is FCJ Bunclody in round 3. Wexford CBS: Adam Howlin (Shelmaliers); Aaron Smythe (Volunteers), Kevin Corrigan (Blackwater), Danny Walsh (Faythe Harriers); Nicky Kelly (Faythe Harriers), Shane Pierce (Shelmaliers), Cody Murphy (Blackwater); Jack O’Leary (Volunteers, 2-0), Cathal Kirwan (Faythe Harriers, 1-1); Philip Rawson (St. Anne’s, 0-1), Cormac Byrne (Faythe Harriers, Capt.), Cian Rossiter (Volunteers); Terry Whitty (Faythe Harriers, 0-1), Jordan Hayes (St. Martin’s, 0-2), Lee Busher (Volunteers). Subs: Chris Cowman (Shelmaliers, 1-0) for Cian Rossiter, Kristian Bunici (Faythe Harriers, 1-0) for Lee Busher, Ben McMahon (Volunteers, 0-1) for Kenny Rawson, also Ryan McLoughlin (St. Mary’s Rosslare), Finian Coughlan, Ryan Dempsey (Faythe Harriers). Round 1: Enniscorthy CBS.................................4-9 Wexford CBS.......................................0-7 Challenge Match v. St. Peter’s College ‘B’ Friday February 22, 2013 In St. Peter’s College Wexford CBS..............................2-2 St. Peter’s College ‘B’.................1-4 This game was played in Baltic conditions in Power Park and a late goal from Jordan Hayes clinched victory for CBS after a very entertaining game. The home side struck for an early goal following indecision in the CBS defence. However CBS gradually got on top but found it very difficult to get scores. Cody Murphy converted a free in the 9th minute and moments later Jack O’Leary did great work to make room for Cormac Byrne to split the posts. It got much better for CBS when Jack O’Leary pulled on the ball and his powerful shot found the net which levelled the game at 1-2 each. CBS had plenty of chances for scores but failed to take them. That was the score at half-time when both sides made changes to their teams. The cold conditions got to the players as the scores dried up. St. Peter’s surged ahead with two points to lead by 1-4 to 1-2 entering the closing stages of the match but Jordan Hayes pounced on the ball following a scramble in the goalmouth to clinch victory. CBS face Enniscorthy CBS in the first round of the South Leinster Juvenile B championship next Wednesday. Best for the Boker boys were: Kevin Corrigan, Cormac Byrne, Shane Pierce, Nicky Kelly, Jordan Hayes and man of the match Jack O’Leary. Wexford CBS: Adam Howlin (Shelmaliers); Danny Walsh (Faythe Harriers), Kevin Corrigan (Blackwater), Kristian Bunici (Faythe Harriers); Cormac Byrne (Capt. Faythe Harriers 0-1), Shane Pierce (Shelmaliers), Nicky Kelly (Faythe Harriers); Jack O’Leary (Volunteers 1-0), Cody Murphy (Blackwater 0-1); Cathal Kirwan (Faythe Harriers), Jordan Hayes (St. Martin’s 1-0), Ben McMahon (Volunteers); Philip Rawson (St. Anne’s), Lee Busher (Volunteers), Chris Cowman (Shelmaliers). Subs (all half-time): Aaron Smyth (Volunteers) for Danny Walsh, Ryan McLoughlin (St. Mary’s Rosslare) for Kristian Bunici, Aaron Walsh (Glynn-Barntown) for Philip Rawson, Cian Redmond (Volunteers) for Lee Busher, Patsy Whelan for Chris Cowman, Ryan Dempsey for Patsy Whelan inj. Challenge Match v. St. Peter’s College ‘B’ Thurs Feb 7, 2013 In St. Peter’s College Wexford CBS..............................1-6 St. Peter’s College ‘B’.................1-3 In their first match of the season, the juvenile hurlers took on the St. Peter’s College ‘B’ team in a highly competitive challenge game played in poor conditions. Despite the sticky pitch and the light rain, both sets of players gave 100% commitment which was very encouraging. Cody Murphy opened the scoring with a nice point before the home side equalised. However CBS struck for the lead point from Kevin Corrigan’s converted ’65. Jordan Hayes cut in from his corner in the 17th minute and found the net with a stinging shot which gave the Boker boys a commanding lead considering the conditions. St. Peter’s struck back with a goal of their own and they were keeping CBS goal minder Adam Howlin very busy. Kevin Corrigan and Jordan registered a point each before the half-time whistle to leave CBS ahead by 1-4 to 1-2. Wexford CBS Jack O’Leary grabbed two second half points compared to a sole St. Peter’s point as scores were very hard to achieve in the wet and miserable conditions. Best for CBS were Cormac Byrne, Nicky Kelly, Shane Pierce, Kevin Corrigan, Cathal Kirwan and Jordan Hayes. Wexford CBS: Adam Howlin; Danny Walsh, Cormac Byrne, Chris Cowman; Nicky Kelly, Shane Pierce, Kevin Corrigan (0-2, 1 ’65); Terry Whitty, Cathal Kirwan; Cody Murphy (0-1), Jack O’Leary (0-2), Philip Rawson; Jordan Hayes (1-1), Shane Flood, Ben McMahon. Subs: all at half-time – Cian Rossiter for Danny Walsh, Ryan McLoughlin for Cowman, Aaron Walsh for Ben McMahon, Finian Coughlin for Philip Rawson. First Year Hurling League Final (Dec 11, 2012) Kilkenny 4-4 Galway 4-1 Kilkenny withstood a ferocious comeback to win the First Year Hurling League by a three point margin. It looked like they had wrapped up the victory when they were six points clear in the dying minutes but a goal by Darragh Whelan gave Galway hope and they had two late chances for more goals pulled back by the referee due to fouls. This spirited game of hurling was entertaining from the first minute to the last. Jack O’Leary had a big say in the destination of the title with a fine total of 2-2 and he also put in some serious defending. The game was all square at half-time (2-1 each) as Kilkenny reeled in Galway who had gone in front with goals from Cathal Kirwan and Jordan Hayes. However the third quarter belonged to Kilkenny as Philip Rawson, Aaron Walsh and Jack O’Leary dominated. Jack O’Leary scored 1-2 and Philip Rawson’s goal looked to have sealed victory for Ben McMahon’s team. However Galway came back into the game as Cathal Kirwan and Jordan Hayes began to exert their influence. They set up Darragh Whelan and his powerful ground stroke went to the net but those late controversial refereeing decisions meant that Kilkenny ended up as winners by 4-4 to 4-1. Kilkenny: Ben McMahon (Capt.), Jack O’Leary (2-2), James Byrne, Aaron Walsh (0-1), Philip Rawson (2-1), Cian Rossiter, Finian Coughlan. Galway: Cathal Kirwan (Capt., 1-1), Darragh Whelan (1-0), Jordan Hayes (1-0), Ryan Dempsey, Shane Hall, Cian O’Connor, Patsy Whelan (1-0). Championship fixtures South Leinster 'B' Round 1 20.02.2013 v Enniscorthy CBS at home Round 2 27.03.2013 v Gorey CS away Round 3 6.03.2013 v FCJ Bunclody at home Inter-County Competitions Congratulations to Liam Rockett, Daniel Lynch, Conor Coleman, Liam Hore and Cormac Byrne who played with Wexford in the 31st Tony Forrestal tournament in Waterford. Wexford were defeated by Waterford in the A semi-final while the B team lost out to Cork in the final. Meanwhile Stephen Kearney, Joe Redmond and Ciaran Kirwan lined out with the under-15 hurlers when they won the Michael Foley tournament in Enniscorthy. Rob Donnelly and John Hamilton played with the B team. Nicky Lawlor and Joe Coleman hurled with the under-16s in the Arrabawn Tournament in Tipperary. Well done to all!!! 2011/2012 - 2011/2012 - 2011/2012 - 2011/2012 - 2011/2012 Click once on pictures to enlarge. JuvenileHurling Awards Function Tuesday May 29th Dave Guiney and George O’Connor were the guests of honour at Wexford CBS secondary school recently as the school’s juvenile hurlers enjoyed their end of year awards function. The team had a very busy year which included 16 matches and 28 training sessions and most importantly they competed in the B grade of the South Leinster Championship – the first team from Wexford CBS to do so in twenty years. Congratulating the young hurlers on their progress, Dave Guiney urged and challenged them to keep improving by having their hurls in their hands at all times. He commented on how hard it is to get to Croke Park as a player and how dedicated a player must be. Looking around the room Dave pointed out that he and George O’Connor had done it as had CBS deputy-principal Mr. John Hegarty and the team coach Willie Carley. He told the boys that they were lucky to have such men around to coach and advise them. Over the course of the year, the team played three championship games, went to Thurles twice where they played five Rice Cup matches, played three Flo-Gas games and also hurled St. Peter’s College in five practise matches. Those who received Flo-Gas medals were: Kevin Birney, Lee Busher, Cormac Byrne, Adam Carroll, Kevin Corrigan, Conor Coleman, Chris Cowman, Dillon Dixon, Kevin Harte, Liam Hore, Jack Haughton, Sean Hopkins, Stephen Kearney, Nicky Kelly, Daniel Lynch, Jack McGarry, Shane McGrath, Aaron McGuire, Noel O’Brien, Liam Rockett, Darragh Rossiter, Padraig Rossiter, Stephen Rossiter, Peter Ryan, Andrew Smith, Aaron Smythe, Danny Walsh, Terry Whitty. The special award winners were Hurler of the Year and Top Scorer of the Year, Stephen Kearney; First Year Hurler of the Year, Cormac Byrne; Best Attendance at Training (24 out of 28), Kevin Corrigan and Lee Busher; Defender of the Year, Darragh Rossiter; Midfielder of the Year, Liam Hore; Most Improved Hurler of the Year, Nicky Kelly; Character of the Year, Stephen Rossiter; Most Versatile Hurler of the Year, Daniel Lynch. A lot of people assisted the school’s hurlers in the past year such as CBS principal Mr. Michael McMahon and the Board of Management, deputy-principal Mr. John Hegarty; team coach Willie Carley; Fr. Brian Whelan; Faythe Harriers for their facilities and great help; Paddy Kehoe and the Dublin Branch of the Wexford Supporters Club; Liam Spratt of the Logo Centre; Club Wexford; the local press; the Games Development Section in Croke Park; Sheamus Howlin; Dave Guiney and George O’Connor; Pat Henderson of Leinster Council; Paddy Ryan of St. Peter’s College; Tom Dempsey, Mick Kinsella, Joe Kearns and Stephen Doyle who gave the team training sessions. From next September Wexford CBS will play in the B grade of the South Leinster juvenile and junior hurling championships. Flo-Gas v St. Peter’s College Thursday May 17th Power Park Wexford CBS....................................1-7 St. Peter’s College............................4-6 St. Peter’s College proved too strong for the Boker boys in this Flo-Gas Division One clash at Power Park. The CBS lads tried very hard but were unable to match the speed and strength of their opponents. The home side dominated the first half and retired with a 2-4 to 0-2 advantage with the CBS scores coming from Daniel Lynch and Conor Coleman. Aaron McGuire started the second half with an immediate point but St. Peter’s responded a goal. However Turk Kearney belted a free over the bar and then CBS grabbed a fine goal. Conor Coleman secured possession and passed to Rob Donnelly who made ground before giving Daniel Lynch the ball who found the net. St. Peter’s maintained their lead with a goal soon after but CBS almost got another goal but Turk Kearney’s penalty was saved by the St. Peter’s keeper. Two Turk Kearney points – one after a mazy run – and another from Daniel Lynch finished out the match. Wexford C.B.S.: Jack Haughton (Faythe Harriers); Cormac Byrne (Faythe Harriers), Shane McGrath (Faythe Harriers), Kevin Harte (Shelmaliers); Padraig Rossiter (St. Martin’s), Darragh Rossiter (St. Martin’s, Capt.), Nicky Kelly (Faythe Harriers); Liam Hore (Faythe Harriers), Liam Rockett (Shelmaliers); Daniel Lynch (Faythe Harriers, 1-2), Dylan Dixon (Blackwater), Aaron McGuire (Volunteers 0-1); Kevin Corrigan (Blackwater), Stephen Rossiter (Shelmaliers), Conor Coleman (St. Martin’s 0-1 free). Subs: Rob Donnelly (Buffers Alley) for Corrigan, Joe Redmond (Shelmaliers) for S. Rossiter, John Hamilton (St. Martin’s) for P. Rossiter, P. Rossiter for McGrath inj., Stephen Kearney (Faythe Harriers 0-3, 1 free) for Dixon, Aaron Smythe (Volunteers) for Harte, Adam Carroll (Faythe Harriers) for McGuire. Bokerboys blitz all! Flo-Gas Blitz May 9th 2012 At Parc Charman After a diversion from Taghmon the under-14 hurlers from Wexford CBS eventually ended up in Parc Charman where they took on Enniscorthy VEC and St. Peter’s College ‘B’ and came away with two victories. Game 1: Wexford CBS........7-7 Enniscorthy VEC.............3-3 The Bokerboys led at half-time by 4-5 to 1-3 but their opponents, who won the South Leinster Juvenile D title last week, and had an excellent midfielder and they gave CBS plenty to think about. Daniel Lynch set up Stephen Rossiter for our first goal and then Dylan Dixon passed to Aaron McGuire for our first point. Daniel Lynch got the first of his hat-trick of goals in the 5th minute but Enniscorthy struck back with 1-1. However, CBS surged ahead again due to diligent attacking play from Liam Hore and Padraig Rossiter aided by strong defending from Cormac Byrne and Danny Walsh. CBS also lost centre-back Kevin Harte with a finger injury in the first half. Enniscorthy struck for two early goals in the second half and the lead was whittled down to just five points. Shane McGrath settled nerves with a long range point before Padraig Rossiter placed Aaron McGuire for goal and then Rossiter struck for one himself to put the game beyond the Enniscorthy lads. Wexford CBS (13-a-side): Jack Haughton; Danny Walsh, Cormac Byrne; Nicky Kelly, Kevin Harte, Peter Ryan; Liam Hore (0-2), Dylan Dixon; Padraig Rossiter (1-1), Daniel Lynch (3-1), Aaron McGuire (2-1); Adam Carroll, Stephen Rossiter (1-1). Subs: Darragh Rossiter for Kevin Harte inj., Aaron Smythe for Danny Walsh, Kevin Corrigan for Daniel Lynch, Shane McGrath (0-1) for Dylan Dixon. Game 2: Wexford CBS.........7-12 St. Peter’s College ‘B’..........2-6 CBS tore into this game at 100 mph and quickly established a big lead which St. Peter’s found hard to peg back. Conor Coleman grabbed the first goal in the 3rd minute and Liam Rockett added another when he batted the ball past the keeper from close range. CBS tagged on the points with efforts from Turk Kearney (two frees), Conor Coleman (two), Liam Rockett and Aaron McGuire. The half-time score was CBS 4-8 to 0-2. Coach Willie Carley challenged the Bokerboys to win the second half too. St. Peter’s had the better of the early exchanges and pounced for 1-4 but CBS eventually got in gear with Conor Coleman’s third goal and then Daniel Lynch gave Kevin Corrigan a lovely pass and he drove the ball to the net. Two late Conor Coleman points were added to by Stephen Kearney’s goal and CBS had wrapped up victory in the second half too! Well done to all. Wexford CBS: Jack Haughton; Danny Walsh, Cormac Byrne, Aaron Smythe; Shane McGrath, Darragh Rossiter, Nicky Kelly; Dylan Dixon, Liam Hore; Aaron McGuire (0-2), Stephen Kearney (2-5, 0-3 frees), Liam Rockett (1-1); Conor Coleman (3-4), Daniel Lynch, Stephen Rossiter. Subs: Padraig Rossiter for Aaron Smythe, Peter Ryan for Danny Walsh, Kevin Harte for Nicky Kelly, Kevin Corrigan (1-0) for Stephen Rossiter, Adam Carroll for Aaron McGuire. Westcourt Cup Reort Friday May 4th, Dr. Morris Park, Thurles A sluggish start after the lengthy Trip to Tipp cost the under-14 hurlers of Wexford CBS dearly recently in their first ever Westcourt Cup. Competing in the shadow of Semple Stadium at Dr. Morris Park, in a group with Tramore CBS and Cashel CBS, the Bokerboys had a great chance to qualify for the final of this competition which is for the weaker teams in the Rice Cup which was held back in March. Tramore and Cashel drew in the first game but the Wexford students were very slow to get going in their game versus the Tramore lads and found themselves 3-2 to 0-1 down at half-time. After a stern talking to, they responded in great fashion but they had left themselves too much of a mountain to climb and ended up losing by 4-3 to 0-5 despite a much improved second half showing. Danny Walsh and Kevin Harte were excellent in defence while Liam Hore tried hard in midfield. Conor Coleman registered 0-4 (two from ‘65s) and Daniel Lynch scored CBS’s other point and at that stage all that was left to play for was pride as Tramore couldn’t be caught at the top of the table with three points. CBS v Tramore: Jack Haughton (Faythe Harriers); Danny Walsh (Faythe Harriers), Cormac Byrne (Faythe Harriers), Aaron Smythe (Volunteers); Nicky Kelly (Faythe Harriers), Daniel Lynch (Faythe Harriers 0-1), Kevin Harte (Shelmaliers); Liam Rockett (Shelmaliers), Liam Hore (Faythe Harriers); Aaron McGuire (Volunteers), Conor Coleman (St. Martin’s 0-4 2 ‘65s), Kevin Corrigan (Blackwater); Adam Carroll (Faythe Harriers), Noel O’Brien (Faythe Harriers), Jack McGarry (Shelmaliers). Subs: Chris Cowman (Shelmaliers) for McGarry, Andrew Smith (Faythe Harriers) for O’Brien. However in the next game Cashel were armed with the knowledge that if they defeated Wexford by more than Tramore then they would qualify for the final. Playing sorely for their pride in their second group game, Wexford were an entirely different animal and after the concession of an early goal, they took over the rest of the first half. Centre-Back Daniel Lynch soloed upfield and his stinging shot was saved by the Cashel keeper but Noel O’Brien pounced on the rebound and the net rattled. This gave the Wexford lads confidence and towards half-time Lynch returned on another attack and this time he lashed the ball to the net without the keeper interfering. CBS led their Cashel opponents by 2-0 to 1-1 at the break. The second half was an evenly contested affair and Cashel went back in front early on with another goal following a defensive error but the Wexford lads were determined to get the win and following numerous attacks, Adam Carroll sent a sizzler to the corner of the net. The pressure was maintained and Conor Coleman had two points, one from a ’65, to secure the victory and send the Wexford students home with one victory and one defeat. CBS v Cashel: Jack Haughton; Danny Walsh, Cormac Byrne, Aaron Smythe; Nicky Kelly, Daniel Lynch (1-0), Kevin Harte; Aaron McGuire, Liam Hore; Liam Rockett, Conor Coleman (0-2 1 ’65), Kevin Corrigan; Adam Carroll (1-0), Noel O’Brien (1-0), Sean Hopkins (Faythe Harriers). Subs: Andrew Smith for Hopkins, Chris Cowman for Corrigan, Jack McGarry for O’Brien. Ennis CBS qualified from the other group consisting of North Mon CBS, Doon CBS and Callan CBS and the Clare school won the Westcourt Cup by overcoming Tramore CBS in the final later in the afternoon. Rice Cup challenge match - 18/4/2012 Wexford CBS..................................................2-8 St. Peter’s ......................................................3-5 The Bokerboys made the short trip up to Power Park to take on a St. Peter’s Under-14 selection and enjoyed a draw match in preparation for the Rice Cup in Thurles on Friday May 4th. CBS made the upper hand in the first half and led by 1-8 to 0-2 at half-time. We did some very clever things but matched with slow, cumbersome hurling at times when we’d have been better off lashing the ball into the inside forward line. However, we learn every day we go out. Conor Coleman and Daniel Lynch were prominent in that first half with Eoin Doyle playing some no-nonsense hurling but he needs to tidy up the ‘big Wexford’ swing! CBS took their foot off the gas in the second half and let St. Peter’s in for some goals but Daniel Lynch (now at full-forward) scored a fine goal late on to salvage the draw. This panel needs to train hard before Thurles where we will play Tramore CBS and Cashel CBS. Victory is attainable if we work for it. Wexford CBS: Jack Haughton; Aaron Smythe, Cormac Byrne, Kevin Harte; Nicky Kelly, Daniel Lynch (1-2), Liam Hore; Liam Rockett (0-1), Eoin Doyle (0-1); Kevin Corrigan (0-1), Conor Coleman (1-3 0-1 free), Terry Whitty; Noel O’Brien, Aaron McGuire, Adam Carroll. Subs (Half-time): Sean Hopkins for Hore inj., Danny Walsh for Smythe, Andrew Smith for Corrigan, Chris Cowman for Whitty, Lee Busher for O’Brien, Jack McGarry for Carroll. Rice Cup 2012 Dr. Morris Park, Thurles on March 15th Game 1: Wexford CBS 0-3 Kilkenny CBS 3-5 Kilkenny were a very strong side but Wexford contained them for the first half as the half-time score was 0-4 to 0-2 in favour of Kilkenny CBS. Our points came from Aaron McGuire and Conor Coleman who converted a free. However Kilkenny CBS turned up the heat in the second half and pulled away from us with three fine goals. Wexford CBS: Danny Walsh; Kevin Harte, Cormac Byrne, Aaron Smythe; Nicky Kelly, Daniel Lynch, Liam Hore; Eoin Doyle, Liam Rockett (0-1); Kevin Corrigan, Conor Coleman (0-1 free), Adam Carroll; Lee Busher, Aaron McGuire (0-1), Alan Browne. Subs: Sean Hopkins for Nicky Kelly, Gary Cullen for Kevin Corrigan, Terry Whitty for Aaron Smythe. Game 2: Wexford CBS 0-4 Templemore CBS 3-6 Templemore had drawn with Kilkenny in an earlier game and they were also a really good side. They had some huge players who were very talented. The half-time score was 2-5 to 0-1 with our point being the best one scored as Eoin Doyle passed to Liam Rockett who played in Conor Coleman for a lovely score. The Tipp lads were bigger and better than Wexford CBS but we never gave up and battled away for the second half. Liam Rockett fed Kevin Corrigan for our second point while Liam Rockett and Aaron McGuire got further second half points. Wexford CBS: Danny Walsh; Kevin Harte, Cormac Byrne, Terry Whitty; Sean Hopkins, Daniel Lynch, Liam Hore; Eoin Doyle, Liam Rockett (0-1); Gary Cullen, Conor Coleman (0-1), Adam Carroll; Lee Busher, Aaron McGuire (0-1), Alan Browne. Subs: Kevin Corrigan (0-1) for Alan Browne, Nicky Kelly for Terry Whitty, Andrew Smith for Danny Walsh. Game 3: Wexford CBS 1-3 Nenagh CBS 2-7 The Boker boys led Nenagh at half-time by 1-1 to 0-2 but the Tipperary school made a storming comeback in the second half as our lads seemed to tire. Conor Coleman opened the scoring with a pointed free and our goal arrived following a long free from Liam Hore which was grabbed by Conor Coleman who saw his shot saved by the Nenagh keeper but Kevin Corrigan smashed home the rebound. Nicky Kelly and Eoin Doyle had second half points for Wexford CBS but Nenagh grabbed two second half goals to win by seven points. Wexford CBS: Jack Haughton; Kevin Harte, Daniel Lynch, Aaron Smythe; Sean Hopkins, Cormac Byrne, Liam Hore; Eoin Doyle (0-1), Liam Rockett; Aaron McGuire, Conor Coleman (0-1 free), Nicky Kelly (0-1); Lee Busher, Kevin Corrigan (1-0), Jack McGarry. Subs: Gary Cullen for Cormac Byrne inj., Adam Carroll for Kevin Corrigan. Game 4: Wexford CBS 2-6 Callan CBS 1-2 Our first victory arrived in the last round as CBS had a right old tussle with Callan CBS. We led by 1-3 to 0-1 at half-time. Conor Coleman scored the goal after a fine solo run and he also added a point as did Aaron McGuire and Liam Rockett. Liam Rockett surged upfield to get three points after the break but it wasn’t until Conor Coleman’s second goal that the game was safe as the Kilkenny boys looked dangerous when on the attack. Wexford CBS: Jack Haughton; Kevin Harte, Daniel Lynch, Aaron Smythe; Nicky Kelly, Liam Rockett (0-4), Liam Hore; Eoin Doyle, Aaron McGuire (0-1); Sean Hopkins, Conor Coleman (2-1), Adam Carroll; Lee Busher, Kevin Corrigan, Noel O’Brien. Subs: Alan Browne for Lee Busher, Jack McGarry for Sean Hopkins. Man of the Tournament: Liam Hore Score of the Tournament: Conor Coleman’s point v Templemore CBS Thanks to Nathan O'Connor who provided expert first aid to the lads all day. Wexford CBS have qualified for the Westcourt Cup which also take place in Thurles on a date after Easter. Many thanks to Liam Spratt of The Logo Centre for sponsoring tee-shirts for the Rice Cup and to Club Wexford for sponsoring the transport costs. The school also provided a meal for the panel in McDonald's Kilkenny on the way home. Rice Cup Challenge match Power Park, 12-3-2012 St. Peter’s College............4-4 Wexford CBS....................3-3 This challenge match was played with Thursday’s ‘Trip to Tipp’ in mind as CBS prepare to take on Kilkenny CBS, Callan CBS, Nenagh CBS and Templemore CBS in the Rice Cup in Thurles. Aaron McGuire got CBS off to a great start with a neat point and he scored a second point minutes later. St. Peter’s responded with 1-1 to take the lead before Kevin Corrigan’s long range shot went all the way to the net. St. Peter’s went ahead again with two points before they recorded their second goal. However Conor Coleman pounced for a goal before half-time to leave CBS trailing by just one point (2-3 to 2-2). CBS emptied the bench at half-time in order to give the full panel plenty of game-time and it disjointed their performance. Nevertheless, Aaron McGuire registered his third point but St. Peter’s took the lead again with some goals. However Eoin Monaghan had the last say when his powerful ground shot beat the Peter’s keeper. Best for CBS were Cormac Byrne, Daniel Lynch, Conor Coleman and Aaron McGuire. Roll on Thursday!! Wexford CBS: Jack Haughton; Kevin Harte, Cormac Byrne, Aaron Smythe; Sean Hopkins, Daniel Lynch, Nicky Kelly; Eoin Doyle, Liam Hore; Kevin Corrigan (1-0), Conor Coleman (1-0), Gary Cullen; Danny Walsh, Aaron McGuire (0-3), Adam Carroll. Subs (all at half-time): Lee Busher, Terry Whitty, Alan Browne, Jack McGarry, Nathan Furlong, Eoin Monaghan (1-0), Noel O’Brien, Andrew Smith. Ref: Sean Whelan. HEARTBREAK AS CBS EXIT CHAMPIONSHIP!!! South Leinster Juvenile B Hurling championship – Round 3 Tuesday March 20th Enniscorthy CBS................6-9 Wexford CBS.....................5-11 A brave second half comeback by the Boker boys just fell short in the third round of the South Leinster Juvenile B Hurling championship at St. Patrick’s Park, Enniscorthy recently. Wexford CBS trailed by 4-6 to 0-6 at half-time after playing into the strong wind. Stephen ‘Turk’ Kearney scored five of our points (three from frees) and Stephen Rossiter scored the other. However, Enniscorthy CBS scored four goals in a row midway through the first half and they were all rockets which Jack Haughton had no chance to save. With the wind in their backs, the Boker boys stormed back into the game in the second half. The Turk’s free from 40 yards went all the way to the Enniscorthy net and then CBS had a point from Shane McGrath and a really wonderful point from Dylan Dixon when he soloed the full length of the field with three men in pursuit before tipping the ball over the bar. The Enniscorthy CBS keeper made another super save but the pressure was beginning to tell and CBS were awarded a penalty which Turk Kearney drove to the net. Aaron McGuire and Conor Coleman were up next with goals to leave the score at 5-8 to 4-9 but the Enniscorthy lads took off again with their sixth goal. However Conor Coleman pointed a free and Jesse Farrell nipped over a neat point before Dylan Dixon passed to Stephen Rossiter who found the net to leave just one point between the sides. The final whistle was blown on an epic encounter on the puck-out and Enniscorthy CBS had sealed the win which ensured their qualification from the group as winners. Unfortunately for CBS, Gorey Community School pip them for the other qualification spot. Daniel Lynch, Darragh Rossiter, Liam Hore, Liam Rockett and Stephen Kearney were outstanding for Wexford CBS and the Flo-Gas league starts after Easter. Wexford CBS: Jack Haughton (Faythe Harriers); Cormac Byrne (Faythe Harriers), Daniel Lynch (Faythe Harriers), Kevin Harte (Shelmaliers); Padraig Rossiter (St. Martin’s), Darragh Rossiter (St. Martin’s), Liam Hore (Faythe Harriers); Liam Rockett (Shelmaliers), Dylan Dixon (Blackwater 0-1); Aaron McGuire (Volunteers 1-0), Stephen Kearney (Faythe Harriers 2-6, 1-4 frees, 1-0 pen), Stephen Rossiter (Shelmaliers 1-1); Adam Carroll (Faythe Harriers), Shane McGrath (Faythe Harriers 0-1), Conor Coleman (St. Martin’s 1-1 free). Sub: Jesse Farrell (Volunteers 0-1) for Carroll. South Leinster Juvenile B Hurling championship Wednesday March 7th, 2012 Round 2 Wexford CBS...............4-7 FCJ Bunclody.........3-8 Wexford CBS’s juvenile hurlers got their championship campaign back on track recently in Bunclody with a narrow but well deserved victory over FCJ Bunclody on Wednesday. CBS built up a 2-6 to 1-1 lead at half-time having had the benefit of the strong wind but they had to withstand a fierce comeback from the home side to head home with the points. CBS lost their opening game against Gorey Community School and needed a win here to stay in the championship. CBS were rocked by the concession of an early goal but they responded well and Stephen Kearney helped the Boker boys to get into the game with two points in the 6th and 9th minutes before he went on a fine solo run in the 13th minute and slammed the ball to the net. Dylan Dixon gave Kearney a neat pass and the later pointed, before Kearney converted a free to leave CBS in front by 1-4 to 1-0. Kearney very nearly had another goal but his shot hit the post. Stephen Rossiter fired over a point and then CBS got a great boost just before half-time when Conor Coleman blasted the ball to the net to leave the interval score at 2-6 to 1-1. CBS enjoyed a tremendous start to the second half when Aaron McGuire put Dylan Dixon behind the FCJ defence with a clever pass and the midfielder sent the ball to the net. CBS very nearly got their fourth goal minutes later when Darragh Rossiter fed Stephen Kearney but his shot was brilliantly saved by the keeper. This sparked FCJ into life and they gradually began to whittle down the CBS lead to three points by the 50th minute but Conor Coleman registered his second goal at a crucial time for the CBS to give his side a six point cushion again. CBS were thankful to keeper Shane McGrath who made an outstanding save in the 54th minute and this seemed to inspire the defence who, led by Daniel Lynch, kept out wave after wave of FCJ Bunclody attacks. Wexford CBS: Shane McGrath (Faythe Harriers); Cormac Byrne (Faythe Harriers), Daniel Lynch (Faythe Harriers), Kevin Harte (Shelmaliers); Padraig Rossiter (St. Martin’s), Darragh Rossiter (St. Martin’s), Eoin Doyle (Faythe Harriers); Dylan Dixon (Blackwater 1-0), Liam Rockett (Shelmaliers); Stephen Rossiter (Shelmaliers 0-1), Stephen Kearney (Faythe Harriers 1-6 4 frees), Kevin Corrigan (Blackwater); Aaron McGuire (Volunteers), Peter Ryan (Faythe Harriers), Conor Coleman (2-0). Ref: Nicholas Kehoe (Cloughbawn) Tuesday February 28th, 2012 South Leinster Juvenile ‘B’ Hurling championship: Round 1: Wexford C.B.S...................1-11 Gorey Community School...........2-12 Wexford C.B.S. put in a brave performance in this South Leinster Juvenile ‘B’ Hurling Championship clash in Parc Charman on Tuesday before Gorey Community School ran out winners by four points. The opening exchanges were even until Gorey’s excellent centre-forward Conor Levingstone scored two brilliant points to get his side off the mark. CBS responded with brace of points from their centre-forward Stephen ‘Turk’ Kearney to tie up the score. That was how the game remained until the 19th minute when disaster struck for CBS when Levingstone went on a mazy run but his shot on goal was hooked and the breaking ball fell to the Gorey full-forward who buried the ball in the net. There was more trouble in the 26th minute when a Gorey forward got inside the defence and gave Shane McGrath no chance in the CBS goal. The Bokerboys were creating plenty of chances but they hit twelve first half wides which did a lot of harm. Stephen Kearney tapped over a free before the break to leave his sides trailing by nine points (2-6 to 0-3). Two quick points from Turk were answered by Gorey with two points of their own but CBS got a run on their opponents in the third quarter as they sharpened up their shooting and began to cut out the silly mistakes. Turk placed Kevin Corrigan for a nice point before Stephen Rossiter found Kevin Birney and he flashed the ball over the bar (2-8 to 0-7). It was obvious CBS needed a goal but Gorey’s defence held firm. Gorey surged further ahead with two points but CBS answered with points from Turk Kearney (two), Stephen Rossiter (free) and Liam Rockett to leave the score at 2-12 to 0-11. The goal CBS needed arrived in the 55th minute courtesy of a blistering 21 yard free from Turk but at the other end CBS keeper Shane McGrath had to be alert to keep out a shot from Conor Levingstone. Try as they might, CBS couldn’t close the gap any further and the Gorey lads ran out four point winners. Wexford C.B.S.: Shane McGrath (Faythe Harriers); Kevin Harte (Shelmaliers), Daniel Lynch (Faythe Harriers), Cormac Byrne (Faythe Harriers); Eoin Doyle (Faythe Harriers), Darragh Rossiter (St. Martin’s), Padraig Rossiter (St. Martin’s); Stephen Rossiter (Shelmaliers 0-1 free), Liam Hore (Faythe Harriers); Kevin Corrigan (Blackwater 0-1), Stephen Kearney (Faythe Harriers 1-7, 1-3 frees), Kevin Birney (Glynn-Barntown 0-1); Lee Busher (Volunteers), Liam Rockett (Shelmaliers 0-1), Adam Carroll (Faythe Harriers). Subs: Aaron McGuire (Volunteers) for Busher, Peter Ryan (Faythe Harriers) for Harte, Gary Cullen (Volunteers) for Carroll, Nicky Kelly (Faythe Harriers) for Hore, Sean Hopkins (Faythe Harriers) for Birney, Aaron Smythe (Volunteers) for Doyle. Ref: Sean Whelan (St. Martin’s). Challenge Match: Friday Feb 3, 2012 Wexford CBS...................2-7 St. Peter’s College...........4-2 A couple of late goals denied the juvenile hurlers a victory in this well contested practise match at a bitter cold Power Park. However it was an excellent work out in preparation for the South Leinster B Championship and the Rice Cup in March. CBS started very well with Conor Coleman somehow squeezing the ball between the posts from a very tight angle. St. Peter’s responded with 1-1 before Stephen Kearney pointed to leave the score at 1-1 to 0-2. To prove that his first point wasn’t a fluke Conor Coleman squeezed another one over after 15 minutes but CBS were rocked with the concession of another goal shortly afterwards. CBS dominated the rest of the half with Dylan Dixon converting a free and then came the score of the game when Liam Rockett and Conor Coleman combined to set up Stephen Kearney for a sweet point. Stephen Kearney then set up Conor Coleman for his third point to leave the score at 2-2 to 0-6 at the break. St. Peter’s dominated the start of the second half and grabbed their third goal to build up a four point lead but Lee Busher pounced for the first of his two goals following a period of pressure after a good attacking run from Conor Coleman. Minutes later Dylan Dixon went on a searing run but his stinging shot was parried by the keeper and Busher was quickest to react again and batted the ball over the line. St. Peter’s grabbed their fourth goal in the 56th minute and the final score of the game arrived when Darragh Rossiter surged upfield and passed to Stephen Rossiter who fired a long range point. Wexford CBS: Shane McGrath; Kevin Harte, Daniel Lynch, Cormac Byrne; Eoin Doyle, Darragh Rossiter, Padraig Rossiter; Dylan Dixon (0-1 free), Kevin Birney; Liam Rocket, Stephen Rossiter (0-1), Gary Cullen; Conor Coleman (0-3), Stephen Kearney (0-2), Kevin Corrigan. Subs: Lee Busher (2-0) for Gary Cullen, Aaron McGuire for Kevin Corrigan, Peter Ryan for Kevin Harte, TJ Ferguson for Kevin Birney, Aaron Smyth for Cormac Byrne, Paul Bailey for Eoin Doyle, Sean Hopkins for Conor Coleman. Juvenile Hurling news Challenge match: January 18, 2012 Wexford CBS.......6-5 St. Peter’s College...........7-4 A large squad of 32 hurlers made the short journey up to St. Peter’s College to play a challenge game and it proved to be a useful exercise as CBS gear up for life in the South Leinster ‘B’ championship and the Rice Cup. CBS started very sharply and Kevin Birney pounced on a long ball from Stephen Kearney and pulled the ball to the net. Stephen Rossiter followed up with a point before midfielder Dillon Dixon ghosted in and lashed the ball to the net in the tenth minute. St. Peter’s responded with 1-1 before Stephen Kearney found the net and CBS finished the half stronger with points from Stephen Rossiter and two from Conor Coleman. The half time score was CBS 3-4 St. Peter’s 1-2. CBS started the second half with an entirely new team and struggled to keep pace with St. Peter’s who scored three quick goals to snatch the lead. However Jesse Farrell got CBS back in the match with a neat point and TJ Ferguson pulled the ball to the net in the 45th minute to help his team keep in touch. Jesse Farrell crashed a 21 yard free to the St. Peter’s net and Dion Murphy scored CBS’s sixth goal in the 58th minute but St. Peter’s had built up too big a lead for CBS to haul them in. However everyone got plenty of game-time and it was an encouraging start to what will be a busy few months. Wexford CBS (first half): Shane McGrath; Danny Walsh, Daniel Lynch, Kevin Corrigan; Padraig Rossiter, Darragh Rossiter, Liam Hore; Stephen Kearney (1-0), Dillon Dixon (1-0); Gary Cullen, Stephen Rossiter (0-2), Liam Rockett; Cormac Byrne, Conor Coleman (0-2), Kevin Birney (1-0). Wexford CBS (second half): Paul Bailey; Alan Browne, Peter Ryan, Adam Carroll; Jack Haughton, Mikey Lawlor, Chris Cowman; Jesse Farrell (1-1, 1-0 free), Lee Whelan; Lee Busher, Jack McGarry, Terry Whitty; Noel O’Brien, Cian Allen, TJ Ferguson (1-0). Subs: Dion Murphy (1-0) for Noel O’Brien, Andrew Smith for Haughton. Fixtures & Results 2011/12 South Leinster 'B' Championship: Round 1 - 28.02.12: Wexford C.B.S. 1-11 2-12 Gorey C.S. Round 2 - 07.03.12: Wexford C.B.S. 4-7 3-8 F.C.J Bunclody Round 3 - 20.03.12: Wexford C.B.S. 5-11 6-9 Enniscorthy C.B.S. Table P W D L Pts Enniscorthy CBS 3 3 0 0 6 Gorey C.S. 3 2 0 1 4 Wexford CBS 3 1 0 2 2 FCJ Bunclody 3 0 0 3 0 Rice Cup Results (March 15th) Round 1 - Wexford CBS 0-3 3-6 Kilkenny CBS Round 2 - Wexford CBS 0-4 3-7 Templemore CBS Round 3 - Wexford CBS 2-7 1-3 Nenagh CBS Round 4 - Wexford CBS 2-6 1-2 Callan CBS Westcourt Cup Results (May 4th) Round 1 - Wexford CBS 0-5 4-3 Tramore CBS Round 2 - Wexford CBS 3-2 2-2 Cashel CBS Flo-Gas Results (May 9th) Round 1 - Wexford CBS 7-7 3-3 Enniscorthy VEC Round 2 - Wexford CBS 7-12 2-6 St. Peter's College 'B'