South Leinster Senior Hurling final
Thursday January 25
The senior hurler’s quest to reclaim this title – last won in 2013/14 – ended in a narrow defeat to Bridgetown VC. CBS were never in front and always chased this game but could have snatched it at the death when Adam Howlin’s 30 yard free was saved and cleared.
In truth CBS squandered too many chances whereas Bridgetown were more clinical in front of goal. However, the Bokerboys never gave up and were very dogged and with a bit of luck they could have won the match.
It was 0-5 to 0-2 after ten minutes and moments later Kyle Scallan levelled the game with a cool finish but Bridgetown dominated the midpoint of the half and struck for two quick goals to fire them into a 2-8 to 1-4 half-time advantage.
Richie Lawlor and Kyle Scallan were CBS main men in that half but it was obvious they would need help on the turnaround.
In truth CBS dominated the second half and yet won it by only 3-3 to 1-4. Too many scores were left behind.
Josh Shiel replaced Michael Laffan at the break after his lengthy break due to injury and made an immediate impact. He pointed a free before lashing the ball to the rook of the net for the first of CBS’s second half goals.
Adam Howlin drove a penalty to the net but crucially Bridgetown struck for a goal at the other end which kept the Bokerboys at arm’s length.
Kyle Scallan got in for a 56th minute goal to put just one between the sides but Bridgetown stretched it out to two with a rare attack. Therefore Howlin had to go for goal with his last minute free and Bridgetown repelled the danger to claim a well-deserved victory.
Wexford CBS: Adam Howlin (1-0 pen); Adam Dempsey, Cathal Kirwan, Ben Hynes; Paul Leonard, Emmett Nolan, Conor Graydon; Aaron Clancy, Kyle Scallan (2-1, 0-1 free); Eoin Kavanagh, Michael Laffan, Richie Lawlor (0-2, 1 free); Lee Hore, Jack O’Leary (0-2 frees), Philip Rawson.
Subs: Josh Shiel (1-2, 0-1 free) for Laffan, Francis Dempsey for Hore, Ben McMahon for Rawson.
Ref: Sean Whelan.
Top Oil South Leinster Schools Senior Hurling ‘C’ Championship
Friday October 13
CBS escaped from Bridgetown school grounds with two precious points but after a win they scarcely deserved having played second fiddle for the vast majority of the match.
Jason Gordon’s 61st minute goal sealed the victory and earned a home quarter-final for his team-mates. It was a very poor display from the Boker boys and they know it. Very few played up to standard as CBS struggle to match the intensity and drive of their opponents.
Had Bridgetown been more accurate, CBS would have been more than one point behind at the break (1-7 to 2-3). Jason Gordon also grabbed the first goal after his introduction in the 16th minute. Jack O’Leary scored the other after some hard work.
Every time Bridgetown threatened to pull away, CBS reeled them in with a goal as Richie Lawlor and Jack O’Leary found the net but it was Jason Gordon who had the final say as he got his teammates out of jail.
Wexford CBS: Francis Dempsey; Ben McMahon, Adam Dempsey, Ben Hynes; Conor Graydon, Cathal Kirwan, Paul Leonard; Kyle Scallan, Aaron Clancy; Richie Lawlor (1-0), Jack O’Leary (2-1), Philip Rawson (0-1); Shane Doyle, Adam Howlin (0-3, 2f), Michael Laffan.
Subs: Jason Gordon (2-0) for Kirwan inj., Eoin Kavanagh for Doyle, Kirwan for Laffan, also Sean Reck, Lee Hore and Dylan Jones.
Ref: Sean Whelan
Top Oil South Leinster Schools Senior Hurling ‘C’ Championship
Thursday September 21
A powerful display from CBS ensured the two points came back to the Boker in this eagerly contested senor championship match but at the end of the day, the Ramsgrange students couldn’t match the firepower of the CBS.
At half-time the score was 1-7 to 0-5 as CBS enjoyed a five point lead as a result of Jack O’Leary’s 19th minute goal and sharp shooting from Richie Lawlor, Adam Howlin and O’Leary.
Ramsgrange CS had punished any slack CBS defending with points and it took a strong start to the second half to put daylight between the teams. Michael Laffan, Philip Rawson and Richie Lawlor grabbed points to make it 1-10 to 0-5.
CBS pulled further ahead as Jack O’Leary, Adam Howlin, Philip Rawson and a brace of converted frees from Howlin made it 1-15 to 0-6.
What was pleasing for management was the contribution of the subs as they all contributed to a fine win and solid start to the championship.
Wexford CBS: Francis Dempsey; Josh McMahon, Adam Dempsey, Ben Hynes; Conor Graydon, Emmett Nolan, Paul Leonard; Jack O’Leary (1-4, 1f), Aaron Clancy; Shane Doyle, Kyle Scallan, Philip Rawson (0-2); Richie Lawlor (0-3), Adam Howlin (0-7, 4f), Lee Hore.
Subs: Michael Laffan (0-2) for Doyle, Jason Gordon (0-2) for Hore, Dylan Jones (0-1), Sean Reck for Clancy, Cillian Larkin for Hynes.
Ref: James Flood.
South Leinster Senior Hurling ‘C’ semi-final
Tuesday December 6 2016
Colaiste Bhride Carnew…………3-8
The seniors hurlers bowed out of the championship after a tough encounter with Colaiste Bhride (Carnew) in Carnew GAA Club. It was a very tight affair but a 53rd minute goal by the home side swung the game their way and they hung onto claim a place in the final.
CBS hurled into the wind in the first half and opened the scoring with two quick points from Jack O’Leary and Glen Murphy-Butler. At the other end, the Wexford CBS goal was leading a charmed life as the home team left 1-4 behind them with sloppy wides.
However they found their range and quickly had 1-2 on the board. However CBS plugged away and punished fouls by the Carnew defence with converted points from Glen Murphy Butler who was very accurate throughout.
Carnew got in for a second goal in somewhat controversial circumstances as the scorer caught the ball three times in possession but it was missed by the referee and the score stood.
The half-time score was 2-5 to 0-6 and a determined CBS outfit got the best possible start to the second half when Jack O’Leary flicked a Glen Murphy-Butler free to the net. Two more frees from Murphy-Butler and a fine score from Philip Rawson tied up the match at 2-6 to 1-9 after 50 minutes.
The deciding score was the Carnew third goal which was excellently finished to the corner of Adam Howlin’s net.
The remaining ten minutes or so resulted in 0-2 for each side and a late close in free from Glen Murphy-Butler after a foul on Shane Hall was saved and with that went any hope of forcing extra-time.
It was a brave effort from a gallant side. Some have played their last hurling game for the school before moving on but many remain for next year’s championship.
Wexford CBS: Adam Howlin; Josh McMahon, Shane Hall, Ben McMahon; Shane Doyle, Cormac Byrne (Capt.), Conor Graydon; Chris Cowman, Terry Whitty; Dion Murphy, Philip Rawson (0-1), Glen Murphy-Butler (0-9, 8f, 1 ’65); Jack Nolan, Jack O’Leary (1-1), Ben Hayes.
Sub: Lee Hore for Nolan.
Leinster Schools Senior Hurling ‘B’ Championship
Wexford CBS v Gorey CS
Friday Nov 20 at Pairc Charman
Wexford CBS……………………….2-10 Gorey CS………………………..2-7
Wexford CBS withstood a second half onslaught from Gorey CS to collect both points in this keenly contested Leinster Schools Senior Hurling ‘B’ championship contest at Pairc Charman last Friday.
The home side enjoyed the advantage of the strong wind in the first half and needed to build up a sizeable lead in order to have any hope of winning the game.
Shane McGrath started the scoring for CBS with a neat point but at the other end Aodan Doyle levelled matters. CBS opened up a gap in the next ten minutes as Conor Coleman raced through and fired to the net and this was followed by points from the excellent Liam Rockett (2) and Chris Cowman.
Tiernan Doyle kept Gorey in touch with a point but Coleman and Rockett stretched the CBS lead to 1-6 to 0-2 approaching the 20th minute. Aodan Doyle converted a free for the Gorey students and then Tiernan Doyle gave the visitors a serious boost when he goaled in the 26th minute (1-6 to 1-3).
However, Wexford CBS got a crucial score just before the break when Conor Coleman cleverly put Dylan Dixon in the clear and Dixon planted the ball in the bottom corner of the net to leave the half-time at 2-7 to 1-3.
Gorey CS needed to get scores on the board quickly but they found the resolute CBS defence hard to break down. Aodan Doyle sweetly cut a sideline ball between the posts in the 38th minute and the added a pointed free shortly afterwards.
The Naomh Eanna attacker expertly directed the ball past Shane McGrath (who had switched into the goal at half-time) to the net in the 45th minute to leave the score at 2-7 to 2-5. CBS were playing very deep to help out their busy defence but this reduced any chance of getting scores at the other end.
Conor Coleman lifted the siege for the Bokerboys with a converted free (CBS’s only score from a placed ball) and moments later Chris Cowman’s brave catch was rewarded with a point. Gorey battled on and both Aodan Doyle and Jack Cullen popped over frees (2-9 to 2-7) but Conor Coleman had the last say when he played a shrewd one-two with Chris Cowman to increase the lead to three points.
Wexford CBS: Adam Howlin (Shelmaliers); Danny Walsh (Faythe Harriers), Adam Dempsey (Faythe Harriers), Padraig Rossiter (St. Martin’s); Cormac Byrne (Faythe Harriers), Daniel Lynch (Faythe Harriers Capt.), Shane Hall (Faythe Harriers); Darragh Rossiter (St. Martin’s), Cathal Kirwan (Faythe Harriers); Chris Cowman (Shelmaliers 0-2), Liam Rockett (Shelmaliers 0-3), Stephen Rossiter (Shelmaliers); Conor Coleman (St. Martin’s 1-4, 0-1 free), Jack O’Leary (Volunteers), Shane McGrath (Faythe Harriers 0-1),
Sub: Dylan Dixon (Blackwater 1-0) for Kirwan (inj.), Nicky Kelly (Faythe Harriers) for Howlin.
Gorey CS: Jack Cushe (Naomh Eanna); Dillon Kavanagh (St. Patrick’s), Eoin Molloy (Naomh Eanna), Seamus O’Donnell (Naomh Eanna); Jack Cullen (Naomh Eanna 0-1 free), Gary Molloy (Naomh Eanna), Eanna Carroll (Blackwater); Tiernan Doyle (Naomh Eanna 1-1), Eoin Corcoran (Ballygarret); Eoin Cullen (Liam Mellows), Michael Carroll (St. Patrick’s), Cillian Donohue (Naomh Eanna); Charlie McGuckian (Naomh Eanna), Aodan Doyle (Naomh Eanna, 1-5, 0-3 frees, 0-1 sideline), Sean Delaney (Naomh Eanna).
Sub: Oisin Dunbar (Ballygarrett) for Kavanagh.
Ref: John Bennett (Kilkenny)
Leinster Schools Senior Hurling ‘B’ Championship
Round 2 v Abbey CC Ferrybank
Tuesday Nov 10 at Kilmacow
Abbey CC…………………………1-10 Wexford CBS……………………….1-8
Full Report: CBS VS. Abbey CC 10-11-2015
Leinster Schools Senior Hurling ‘B’ Championship, Round 1 v Enniscorthy CBS. Monday Nov 2,at PaircCharman: Link: 2. Enniscorthy CBS 02112015
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Leinster Schools Senior Hurling ‘B’ championship
Monday Dec 1, 2014
Wexford C.B.S. held out for a deserved three points win over a determined FCJ Bunclody in the fourth round of the Leinster Schools Senior Hurling ‘B’ championship in perfect conditions in Piercestown last Monday.
The Wexford town school built up a seven point lead midway through the opening half but it was whittled down to just one (2-3 to 1-5) at half-time. The C.B.S. lads stretched ahead again in the second half when Stephen Kearney lashed in his side’s third goal but the Bunclody students refused to give in and fought all the way to the final whistle.
Some outstanding saves from C.B.S. net minder Shane McGrath frustrated FCJ Bunclody on at least four occasions and these saves together with a stellar performance from McGrath’s Faythe Harriers club mate Stephen Kearney resulted in a victory for Wexford C.B.S.
Conor Coleman’s converted free opened the scoring for the winners and the next two scores were goals at the same end as Kearney bundled the ball over the line following a scramble after a Liam Rockett shot from out the field fell short.
Minutes later C.B.S. midfielder Jack Murphy played a clever pass into the loose Conor Coleman who sent a searing shot to the net.
FCJ Bunclody responded with two pointed frees from Eoin Roberts and they began to dominate the second quarter with points from Liam Pender, Chris Turner and Peter O’Toole.
However C.B.S. pushed further ahead when Coleman converted his second free and Liam Rockett split the posts from a narrow angle but just as in their previous game versus Gorey C.S. the Wexford town school conceded a goal just before the half-time whistle when Chris Turner finished off a bout of ping-pong around the C.B.S. goalmouth.
Mikey Coleman – now in attack – got C.B.S. on the front foot early in the second half but points from Eoin Roberts and a sharp Chris Turner kept FCJ Bunclody hot on their heels.
Entering the final quarter Stephen Kearney began to exert his control on the game. Operating at centre-forward Kearney availed of a great catch by Conor Coleman to point and did the donkey work himself to get another point minutes later.
In the 47th minute Kearney snatched a centre from Dylan Hynes and sent the ball to the net which put his side 3-6 to 1-7 ahead but back came the Bunclody students and they peppered Shane McGrath’s goal but couldn’t find a way past him until eventually a mazy run by Eoin Kelly set up Chris Turner and his shot found the net.
Darragh Rossiter and Nicky Lawlor – both now at midfield for C.B.S. – began to get a grip on that area and their side edged the remaining ten minutes by 0-3 to 0-2. FCJ’s scores both came from the stick of Chris Turner whereas Kearney’s converted free along with crucial points from Mikey Coleman and Nicky Lawlor were enough to seal a narrow and hard-fought victory for Wexford C.B.S.
Both sides failed to qualify from this group as Gorey C.S. (8pts) and Enniscorthy C.B.S. (6pts) advanced to the knock-out stages. Wexford C.B.S. (4pts) finished in third position with F.C.J. Bunclody (2pts) in fourth and Wicklow Schools (0pts) at the bottom of the group.
Wexford C.B.S.: Shane McGrath (Faythe Harriers); Padraig Rossiter (St. Martin’s) Nicky Lawlor (Faythe Harriers 0-1), Joe Redmond (Shelmaliers Capt.); Cormac Byrne (Faythe Harriers), Daniel Lynch (Faythe Harriers), Mikey Coleman (St. Martin’s 0-2); Jack Murphy (Faythe Harriers), Conor Fenlon (Glynn-Barntown); John Hamilton (St. Martin’s), Ciaran Kirwan (Faythe Harriers), Darragh Rossiter (St. Martin’s); Conor Coleman (St. Martin’s 1-2, 0-2 frees), Stephen Kearney (Faythe Harriers 2-3, 0-1 free), Liam Rockett (Shelmaliers 0-1).
Subs: Dylan Hynes (Faythe Harriers) for P. Rossiter (St. Martin’s), Dylan Dixon (Blackwater) for Lynch inj., Stephen Rossiter (Shelmaliers) for Fenlon inj.
FCJ Bunclody: Conor Coleman (Duffry Rovers); Diarmaid Crean (HWH-Bunclody), Paddy Hobbs (St. Patrick’s), Michael Farrell (Rapparees); David Foley (Ballinkillen, Carlow), Ciaran Pender (Duffry Rovers), Michael O’Leary (Duffry Rovers); Eoin Roberts (Ballinkillen, Carlow 0-3 frees), Eoin Kelly (HWH Bunclody); Peter O’Toole (Ferns 0-1), Andrew Kelly (HWH Bunclody), Andy Doyle (St. Patrick’s); Liam Pender (Duffry Rovers 0-1), Chris Turner (Ferns 2-4), John Dunne (HWH Bunclody).
Subs: Colm Redmond (Duffry Rovers) for Crean, Josh Meaney (Burrin Rangers, Carlow) for O’Leary, Gavin Watchorn (Duffry Rovers) for Doyle, Cian Fitzhenry (Duffry Rovers) for Dunne.
Ref: John Bennett (Tullogher-Rosbercon).
Leinster Schools Senior Hurling B Championship:
At Gorey CS
Thursday November 27
The senior hurlers of Gorey Community Schools completed the group stages of the Leinster Schools ‘B’ championship with a 100% record following this twelve point victory over a brave and defiant but ultimately outclassed Wexford CBS last Thursday in Gorey CS.
Gorey CS face Callan CBS in the quarter-final this week while Wexford CBS failed to qualify from the group. Group runners-up Enniscorthy CBS will take on Abbey CC (Ferrybank) in the last eight also this week.
Wexford CBS dominated the opening fifteen minutes but only led by 0-4 to 0-2 as Stephen Kearney (2), Conor Coleman (free) and Liam Rockett pointed whereas Gary Molloy grabbed a brace for the home side (one free).
It was a tied game at 0-4 all on twenty minutes after Molloy converted a ’65 and a free but it was at this stage that Gorey upped the pace and they raced into a 0-9 to 0-6 lead with Dickie Murphy’s half-time whistle approaching as Molloy continued his hot form from frees along with points from Aidan Doyle and influential midfielder Cathal Dunbar.
Conor Fenlon and Stephen Kearney kept CBS in touch but they suffered a killer blow just before the break when James Lynch pounced on a rebounded save by Jack O’Leary and rattled the net to leave six points between the sides (1-9 to 0-6).
Gorey continued their dominance in the second half as Cathal Dunbar showed his class with four points from play and Gary Molloy continued to punish an overworked CBS defence with accurate free-taking.
CBS’s Liam Rockett flicked home a goal in the 40th minute to make the score 1-14 to 1-6 but the Gorey students kept them at arm’s length with a spread of points before the end from Molloy, Dunbar and a trio of fine scores by James Lynch.
In fairness Wexford CBS – in their first year at this grade – never gave up and fought until the end but they found it extremely difficult to score throughout the game while the Gorey lads scored much easier despite a strong showing from the CBS defence led by Nicky Lawlor, Daniel Lynch and Ciaran Kirwan while Stephen Kearney was the pick of their attack.
Gorey had strong performances from Ollie Doran, Cathal Dunbar, James Lynch, Yusif Frih and Gary Molloy and can look forward to the rest of the championship with confidence as they are a well balanced and hard working side.
Gorey CS: Darragh Hughes (Naomh Eanna); Eoin Molloy (Naomh Eanna), Eoin Corcoran (Ballygarret); Ross Murphy (Naomh Eanna); Jack Cullen (Naomh Eanna), Ollie Doran (Craanford), Kevin Harrington (Naomh Eanna 0-1); Rhys Owley (Tara Rocks), Cathal Dunbar (Ballygarret 0-5); James Lynch (Naomh Eanna 1-3), Yusif Frih (Liam Mellows), Gary Molloy (Naomh Eanna, 0-10 7 frees, 1 ’65); Tiernan Doyle (Naomh Eanna), Aidan Doyle (Naomh Eanna 0-1), Kevin Byrne (Liam Mellows).
Subs: Cillian Donohoe (Naomh Eanna) for A. Doyle, Eanna Carroll (Blackwater) for Murphy, John Kehoe (Naomh Eanna) for Byrne, Seamus O’Donnell (Naomh Eanna) for Harrington.
Wexford CBS: Jack O’Leary (Volunteers); Cormac Byrne (Faythe Harriers), Nicky Lawlor (Faythe Harriers), Daniel Lynch (Faythe Harriers); Jack Murphy (Faythe Harriers), Ciaran Kirwan (Faythe Harriers), Joe Redmond (Shelmaliers Capt.); Conor Fenlon (Glynn-Barntown 0-1), John Hamilton (St. Martin’s); Darragh Rossiter (St. Martin’s), Liam Rockett (Shelmaliers 1-1), Mikey Coleman (St. Martin’s); Conor Coleman (St. Martin’s 0-2 frees), Stephen Kearney (0-4, 1 free), Rob Donnelly (Buffers Alley).
Subs: Kevin Corrigan (Blackwater) for Fenlon inj., Padraig Rossiter (St. Martin’s) for M. Coleman, Stephen Rossiter (Shelmaliers) for C. Coleman.
Ref: Dickie Murphy (Rapparees).
Leinster Schools Senior Hurling ‘B’ championship
Friday Oct 24
A stunning final ten minutes sealed the two points on offer for Enniscorthy CBS last Friday in the first round of the Leinster Schools Senior Hurling ‘B’ championship in Bellefield.
The game was finely poised as it entered the 50th minute as Wexford CBS held a slender two point lead (1-12 to 2-7) but the home side went up a gear while their opponents stalled and as a result the Enniscorthy students hit eleven points in a row to ease home.
The sides were level at half-time (1-4 to 0-7) and on many occasions throughout but it was in the final ten minutes that the winners showed their experience and craft to engineer the victory.
The Wexford lads were ahead by 0-2 to 0-1 after five minutes thanks to two converted Conor Coleman frees with Conal Flood replying for Enniscorthy CBS. The Wexford students had more possession in the opening half but found it quite difficult to get scores through poor decision making and sloppy wides.
They did however open up a 0-6 to 0-3 lead after 20 minutes but a fine goal by Seamus Casey as he ghosted in behind the defence put Enniscorthy CBS back in the game against the run of play.
Wexford CBS thundered into the second half and grabbed an early 1-1 through Conor Coleman and looked set to build a platform for victory with a 1-8 to 1-4 lead.
However, Robert Byrne availed of a defensive lapse to find the net for the home side and this spiced up proceedings. Both sides exchanged points through Conor Coleman and Stephen Kearney (Wexford CBS) and Paul Larrissey and Conal Flood (Enniscorthy CBS).
Entering the final ten minutes the game was finely poised at 1-12 to 2-7 but Enniscorthy CBS seized control of the game all over the field and rattled off eleven points in a row mainly through Seamus Casey’s frees and Conal Flood – who was picking up loose ball in midfield and surging forward to score at will.
Jack Murphy lashed home a goal in injury time for the Boker boys but it was a disappointing end to the game but also a harsh lesson for Wexford CBS who were very competitive for fifty minutes in their first game at this level for a considerable time.
Enniscorthy CBS: Diarmuid Byrne (Monageer-Boolavogue); Peter Breen (Monageer-Boolavogue), Ronan Gahan (Shamrocks), Conor Lawless (Oulart-The Ballagh); Damien Reck (Oylegate-Glenbrien), Paul Larrissey (Crossabeg-Ballymurn, 0-2), Kieran Lambert (Oylegate-Glenbrien); Ciaran Hourihane (Oylegate-Glenbrien), Conal Flood (Cloughbawn, 0-5); Patrick Cullen (Crossabeg-Ballymurn), Robert Byrne (Crossabeg-Ballymurn, 1-0), Owen Dempsey (Buffers Alley, 0-2); Diarmuid Fenlon (Monageer-Boolavogue), Murtha Doyle (Oulart-The Ballagh, 0-2), Seamus Casey (Oylegate-Glenbrien, 1-7, 0-4 frees, 0-1 sl).
Wexford CBS: Jack O’Leary (Volunteers); Padraig Rossiter (St. Martin’s), John Hamilton (St. Martin’s), Daniel Lynch (Faythe Harriers); Darragh Rossiter (St. Martin’s), Joe Redmond (Shelmaliers, Capt.), Mikey Coleman (St. Martin’s); Nicky Lawlor (Faythe Harriers), Ciaran Kirwan (Faythe Harriers, 0-1); Rob Donnelly (Buffers Alley, 0-1), Conor Fenlon (Glynn-Barntown), Jack Murphy (Faythe Harriers, 1-0); Stephen Kearney (Faythe Harriers, 0-2), Liam Rockett (Shelmaliers), Conor Coleman (St. Martin’s, 1-8 0-5 frees).
Subs: Kevin Corrigan (Blackwater) for P. Rossiter, Cormac Byrne (Faythe Harriers) for D. Rossiter.
Ref: John Bennett
Wicklow Schools (home) 18.11.14
Gorey CS (away) 21.11.14
FCJ Bunclody (home) 28.11.14
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Masita All-Ireland Schools SHC ‘C’ final
Salesian College (Limerick)………………….1-9
The quest for a first ever All-Ireland title fell just short in Leahy Park as the Munster champions Pallaskenry earned their All-Ireland title after a titanic battle.
CBS enjoyed the strong wind advantage in the opening half and quickly had points on the board from Sean Stafford and one from a seemingly impossible angle from Stephen Kearney.
However, Salesian College were very dogged and physical and they stayed with CBS preventing them to build up any kind of a lead. It was 0-5 to 0-3 approaching half-time when a free dropped into the Wexford square and went all the way to the net. It was a cruel blow which meant that Salesian had a one point lead at the break and the wind to come (0-5 to 1-3).
However, CBS redoubled their efforts and tore into their opponents. After 44 the score was 1-6 each. Sean Stafford scored a super goal from a half volley to breathe life into his team.
The forward unit couldn’t win enough possession and the defence was working overtime to contain the Limerick students. A twelve minute scoreless spell followed as both sides struggled for supremacy.
It was CBS who cracked first and three quick Pallaskenry points followed in the closing stages as they held out for the victory.
Best for CBS were Daniel Lynch, Evan Dunbar, John Hamilton, Ciaran Kirwan, Jamie McDonnell, Conor Fenlon and Sean Stafford.
It’s been a remarkable journey since the campaign started in September. CBS have won the South Leinster title and the Leinster champions and can be very proud of their efforts. Well done to all the panel.
Wexford CBS: Brad Cohen (St. Martin’s); Daniel Lynch (Faythe Harriers), Evan Dunbar (St. Martin’s), John Hamilton (St. Martin’s); Joe Redmond (Shelmaliers), Ciaran Kirwan (Faythe Harriers), Joe McBride (Volunteers); Jamie McDonnell (Faythe Harriers Capt.), Nicky Lawlor (Faythe Harriers); Sean Stafford (St. Martin’s 1-5, 4 frees), Eoin Roche (Faythe Harriers), Conor Fenlon (Glynn-Barntown); Ian Moran (Glynn-Barntown), Stephen Kearney (Faythe Harriers 0-1), Rob Donnelly (Buffers Alley).
Subs: Mikey Coleman (St. Martin’s) for Donnelly, Liam Barry (Faythe Harriers) for Roche, also Richie Cleary (Clonard), Liam Hore (Faythe Harriers), Conor Coleman (St. Martin’s), Dylan Hynes (Clonard), Gearoid Finn (St. Anne’s), John Forde (Shelmaliers), Joe Coleman (St. Martin’s).
All-Ireland Schools SHC ‘C’ semi-final
Parnell’s GAA Club
Sat 8th March 2014
St. Patrick’s (Downpatrick)………………….1-8
WEXFORD CBS secured their place in the Masita All-Ireland Schools Senior Hurling ‘C’ final when they eventually overcame the stiff challenge of Ulster champions St. Patrick’s Grammar School from Downpatrick (Down) in the magnificent surroundings of Parnell’s GAA Club last Saturday.
The Wexford students lost the toss and had to play into the gale force wind in the opening half. They were rocked in the fifth minute when St. Patrick’s razor sharp corner forward Oisin McManus pounced on a loose ball and bore down on goal before giving Brad Cohen no chance with a stinging shot.
The Ulster side withdrew a forward, Conall Fay, to play as an extra defender in the first half which was a curious decision considering they enjoyed the strong wind. Despite the numerical advantage at the back there was nothing St. Patrick’s could do to stop Stephen Kearney from finding the net for CBS. Sean Stafford’s 65 dropped short due to the wind and Kearney was alert enough to grab it and squeeze it into the net. This together with a nice point from Rob Donnelly was all that the recently crowned Leinster champions could manage in the first half and their defence worked overtime to keep the score down.
McManus was the Down’s teams main source of scores as he converted two frees and nipped in for a point from play but his marker John Hamilton got to grips with him as the half wore on. McManus’s attacking colleagues found life very difficult against the Wexford defence where Joe Redmond, Ciaran Kirwan and Evan Dunbar repelled numerous attacks.
However, the Wexford students retired at the break losing by 1-4 to 1-1 which was the first time all year that they have been trailing at the changeover. The advantage of the strong wind would be significant for CBS in the second half but they still had to chase the game and break down their opponents who played with one and sometimes two extra defenders in the second half.
Sean Stafford got CBS off to an encouraging start with two points (one free) but at the other end it was goalkeeper Brad Cohen who produced a super double save to deny the Down students what would have been the considerable boost of a second goal.
Eoin Roche tapped over his first point moments later and when the hard-working Conor Fenlon was fouled, Sean Stafford split the posts. Oisin McManus had converted two ‘65s so the Mourne men still had the lead entering the final quarter (1-6 to 1-5).
It was at this stage that the CBS students began to make their pressure tell. Conor Fenlon was narrowly wide with an attempt on goal but they took the lead when Stephen Kearney pointed from a tight angle, Sean Stafford pointed a free following a foul on Kearney and wing back Joe McBride scored the first of his two long range points.
CBS got the goal they needed in the 48th minute when Kearney’s shot was saved by the St. Patrick’s keeper Conan Hynds but Ian Moran was first on the rebound and he found the net which gave his side a 2-8 to 1-6 lead.
Back came the Down lads with a point from midfielder Eoin King but CBS turned the screw entering the final ten minutes when the influential Nicky Lawlor passed to Eoin Roche who pointed and Sean Stafford popped over a free after Conor Fenlon earned another free.
A late flurry of points from Joe McBride, Stafford (two) and substitute Richie Cleary sealed the victory for Wexford CBS who progress to the All-Ireland final for the first time in their history.
They will meet the winners of the other semi-final between Munster champions Salesian College of Pallaskenry (Limerick) and the Connacht winners Colaiste Einde (Galway) or St. Mary’s College (Galway).
Wexford CBS: Brad Cohen (St. Martin’s); Daniel Lynch (Faythe Harriers), Evan Dunbar (St. Martin’s), John Hamilton (St. Martin’s); Joe Redmond (Shelmaliers), Ciaran Kirwan (Faythe Harriers), Joe McBride (Volunteers 0-2); Jamie McDonnell (Faythe Harriers Capt.), Nicky Lawlor (Faythe Harriers); Sean Stafford (St. Martin’s 0-7, 5 frees), Eoin Roche (Faythe Harriers 0-2), Conor Fenlon (Glynn-Barntown); Stephen Kearney (Faythe Harriers 1-1), Ian Moran (Glynn-Barntown 1-0), Rob Donnelly (Buffers Alley 0-1).
Subs: Liam Barry (Faythe Harriers) for Dunbar inj., Mikey Coleman (St. Martin’s) for Moran, John Forde (Shelmaliers) for Kearney, Richie Cleary (Clonard 0-1) for McDonnell, Dylan Hynes (Clonard) for Roche.
St. Patrick’s (Downpatrick): Conan Hynds; Niall Smyth, PJ Davidson, Marc Fisher; Jake Carville, Niall Gilmore, Cormac Coulter (0-1 free); Brook Byers, Eoin King (0-1); Sean Hardy, Emmett O’Neill, Ryan Watson; Oisin McManus (1-6 3 frees 2 ‘65s), Daithi Sands, Conall Fay.
Leinster SHC ‘C’ Final
Wexford CBS v St. Colmcille’s CS (Dublin)
Pearse Park, Arklow
Saturday March 1
St. Colmcille’s CS……………………………1-3
The hurlers of Wexford CBS swept to Leinster Senior Hurling ‘C’ success with this fifteen point victory over Dublin school St. Colmcille’s CS in Pearse Park, Arklow last Saturday.
CBS rocked their opponents with an opening quarter of power and precision as they tore into a 1-6 to 0-0 lead. The Wexford defence totally shut down any Dublin attack while Joe Coleman punished every foul committed by the St. Colmcille’s defence.
Indeed Ciaran Kirwan was fouled right from the throw-in and Coleman split the posts from inside his own half from the resultant free. It got much better for CBS when corner-forward Ian Moran gathered possession and burned his marker for pace before coolly slotting a powerful shot to the corner of the net.
Coleman converted a ’65 and then Sean Stafford was narrowly wide with a goal attempt. However CBS, coached by Willie Carley and Fr. Brian Whelan, kept up the momentum and Ciaran Kirwan was fouled again for Coleman to slot his third point in the tenth minute. The big centre-forward grabbed the next three points in a row from frees as the Dublin students were finding it difficult to cope with the CBS forwards.
However, they came to grips with the Wexford lads in the second quarter. Their opening score came from Keith McCarron’s well struck 21 yard free in the 17th minute. He followed up with a converted free minutes later but McCarron’s colleagues found the going extremely difficult against the CBS defence who were in a miserly mood.
The recently crowned South Leinster champions struggled at this stage (1-6 to 1-1) but they received a massive tonic just before the break when Stephen Kearney (now at full-forward) got on the end of a lovely passing movement and slammed the ball to the top corner of the net with a stinging shot.
This gave the Wexford students an eight point lead at the break and early in the restart Joe Coleman’s seventh point was quickly followed by CBS’s third goal. Impressive midfielder Nicky Lawlor went on a galloping run through the heart of the Colmcille’s defence and he drew full-back Ciaran O’Brien before popping a pass to Stephen Kearney who made no mistake in finding the net.
Not once did the Dublin side flag or throw in the towel but they couldn’t find space to threaten Brad Cohen’s goal due to the stout defending of Evan Dunbar, John Hamilton, Daniel Lynch and Ciaran Kirwan.
Coleman pointed a ’65 before Ian Moran’s second goal after 50 minutes sealed the deal for Wexford CBS.
Thirteen of the St. Colmcille’s side play their club hurling with Dublin kingpins Ballyboden St. Enda’s and they are coached by Kilkenny senior hurler Conor Fogarty while they had won the Dublin championship in impressive fashion.
Afterwards CBS’s hard-working captain Jamie McDonnell received the trophy from Leinster Council’s Jim Murphy.
This was a fine team performance from Wexford CBS who grafted very hard for their win and can look forward to an All-Ireland semi-final against St. Patrick’s Grammar School Downpatrick next Saturday March 8 at a Dublin venue.
Wexford CBS: Brad Cohen (St. Martin’s); Daniel Lynch (Faythe Harriers), Evan Dunbar (St. Martin’s), John Hamilton (St. Martin’s); Joe Redmond (Shelmaliers), Ciaran Kirwan (Faythe Harriers), Joe McBride (Volunteers); Jamie McDonnell (Faythe Harriers Capt.), Nicky Lawlor (Faythe Harriers); Stephen Kearney (Faythe Harriers 2-0), Joe Coleman (St. Martin’s) 0-9, 5 frees, 2 65s), Eoin Roche (Faythe Harriers); Ian Moran (Glynn-Barntown 2-0), Sean Stafford (St. Martin’s), Rob Donnelly (Buffers Alley).
Subs: Conor Fenlon (Glynn-Barntown) for Donnelly inj., John Forde (Shelmaliers) for Kearney inj., Mikey Coleman (St. Martin’s) for Moran inj., Richie Cleary (Clonard) for Lynch, Liam Barry (Faythe Harriers) for Roche. Also: Dylan Hynes (Clonard), Gearoid Finn (St. Anne’s) Liam Hore (Faythe Harriers), Conor Coleman (St. Martin’s).
St. Colmcille’s CS: Conor O’Donoghue; Robbie O’Connell, Ciaran O’Brien, Cillian Byrne; Robert Leddy, Fergal Murphy, Darragh Bolger; Rian Cannon, Ross Cullen; Harry Coffey, Darragh McGuire, Keith McCarron (1-3 frees); Conor Deane, David Mahon, Darragh Gogan.
Ref: Pat Moran (Carlow).
Leinster Schools Senior Hurling ‘C’ semi-final
At Eire Og, Carlow
Tuesday Feb 11, 2014
Scoil Mhuire (Clane)………………0-7
A superb defensive performance topped up with two razor sharp goals from Joe Coleman propelled the senior hurlers of Wexford CBS into the Leinster SHC ‘C’ final where they will meet St. Colmcille’s of Dublin on Saturday March 1st.
This was a teak tough semi-final encounter against the current North Leinster champions and reigning Leinster champions Scoil Mhuire (Clane) who threw everything at the Wexford lads but just couldn’t find a way through to get the goals they needed.
The match was played at Eire Og GAA club in Carlow in incredibly bitter weather conditions. The icy wind was accompanied by snow for most of the first half when it was the Wexford students who held the advantage of the wind.
Joe Coleman opened his account on two minutes when he converted a free following a foul on Stephen Kearney and Coleman was in for his first goal shortly afterwards when he nipped around his man and neatly tapped the ball to the net.
Scoil Mhuire hit back with a nice point from play but Coleman had one of his own before he split the posts with a 65. At the quarter-hour mark it was 1-4 to 0-1 but the Clane students responded with two more points to eat into the lead that CBS had built up.
CBS were rocked when influential midfielder Sean Stafford picked up an elbow injury in the 16th minute which severely curtailed his involvement.
The Wexford forwards earned a vital free due to sheer hard work by forcing a Kildare defender to overcarry possession and Joe Coleman obliged with the point. Eoin Roche popped up with another crucial point after 24 minutes and moments later Sean Stafford was fouled for Coleman to get his sixth point of the half.
Scoil Mhuire converted a free with the last puck of the half to leave CBS with an advantage of 1-7 to 0-4.
The next score was going to be important and it fell to the impressive Joe Coleman (now at midfield) to race through and ram the ball past the Scoil Mhuire keeper and give his teammates a huge tonic.
The Clane students seemed stunned by this goal and it took them some time to get back into the game – with the wind at their backs.
CBS failed to score again and it was the defence spearheaded by Evan Dunbar, Nicky Lawlor and Ciaran Kirwan who rolled up their sleeves along with captain Jamie McDonnell to repel their opponents. They fought their way out of countless Clane attacks and such was the stinginess of the defence that all they conceded in the second half was three points from frees.
Wexford CBS: Brad Cohen (St. Martin’s); John Hamilton (St. Martin’s), Evan Dunbar (St. Martin’s), Daniel Lynch (Faythe Harriers); Joe Redmond (Shelmaliers), Ciaran Kirwan (Faythe Harriers), Nicky Lawlor (Faythe Harriers); Jamie McDonnell (Faythe Harriers Capt.), Sean Stafford (St. Martin’s); Rob Donnelly (Buffers Alley), Eoin Roche (Faythe Harriers 0-1), Ian Moran (Glynn-Barntown); Joe McBride (Volunteers), Joe Coleman (St. Martin’s 2-6, 4 frees, 1 ’65), Stephen Kearney (Faythe Harriers).
Subs: Mikey Coleman (St. Martin’s) for Moran; Dylan Hynes (Clonard) for Roche inj., John Forde (Shelmaliers) for Stafford inj.,
Champions – Champions – Champions – Champions – Champions
South Leinster Senior Hurling ‘C’ Final
Tues Nov 26, 2013
An excellent defensive performance coupled with a remarkable seven point haul from play by Eoin Roche propelled Wexford CBS to a comfortable victory over Wicklow Schools in the South Leinster Senior Hurling ‘C’ final at Bellefield last Tuesday.
This result means Wexford CBS will compete in the Leinster Schools Senior Hurling ‘B’ championship next year and they will take on North Leinster champions Scoil Mhuire (Clane) in the Leinster semi-final next February.
CBS, coached by Fr. Brian Whelan and Willie Carley junior, could have had a super start when Ian Moran cut through the Wicklow defence and passed to Joe McBride who saw his stinging shot rebound off the crossbar. The Wexford defence quickly got on top of their opponents and led by Ciaran Kirwan they totally dominated proceedings.
It was Kirwan who picked out Sean Stafford for the opening score – a point – after three minutes. The first goal arrived soon afterwards and when Kirwan found Ian Moran who lashed the ball to the net.
Joe McBride was denied again (this time by the keeper) on ten minutes but Sean Stafford followed up to tap it over and make the score 1-2 to nil.
Wicklow Schools (made up of all secondary schools in County Wicklow apart from Colaiste Bhride in Carnew) were struggling to contain the Boker boys at this stage. However, Joe Coleman sent a screamer to the top right hand corner of the net in the 25th minute which put CBS 2-7 to 0-1 in front and this gave the Wexford students a considerable cushion.
Eoin Roche scored three of his seven points in the first half which helped his team-mates go in at the break ahead by 2-9 to 0-1.
Wicklow were awarded a 21 yard free early in the second half which was saved and cleared while at the other end after nice passing Eoin Roche opened the scoring with his fourth point and captain Jamie McDonnell raced through to tap over shortly afterwards.
Wicklow Schools never gave up but they couldn’t find a way through the CBS rearguard well marshalled by Ciaran Kirwan and Evan Dunbar. All of their points came from frees except one from play by midfielder Padraig Doyle.
All of the CBS forwards scored as well as both midfielders which is a testament to the dominance they exerted over their opposition. After the game Leinster Council’s Pat Henderson presented the trophy to CBS captain Jamie McDonnell.
After losing South Leinster finals in juvenile and junior in recent years, this victory is a reward to the players for their continued improvement and dedication. A major factor in this victory is that ten of the team are on the Combined Schools panel.
This was the CBS’s tenth match since September (four championship and six challenge) and with injured players Stephen Kearney, Liam Barry and Richie Cleary to come back into the fold they will look forward to the challenge that Leinster champions Scoil Mhuire (Clane) will present in February.
Wexford CBS: Brad Cohen (St. Martin’s); Daniel Lynch (Faythe Harriers), Evan Dunbar (Faythe Harriers), John Hamilton (St. Martin’s); Joe Redmond (Shelmaliers), Ciaran Kirwan (Faythe Harriers), Nicky Lawlor (Faythe Harriers); Jamie McDonnell (Faythe Harriers Capt., 0-1), Sean Stafford (St. Martin’s 0-3 2f); Eoin Roche (Faythe Harriers 0-7), Ian Moran (Glynn-Barntown 1-0), Rob Donnelly (Buffers Alley 0-1); Mikey Coleman (St. Martin’s 0-1), Joe Coleman (St. Martin’s 1-2 0-1f), Joe McBride (Volunteers 0-1).
Subs: John Forde (Shelmaliers) for Moran, Dylan Hynes (Clonard) for M. Coleman, Gearoid Finn (St. Anne’s) for Lynch, Liam Hore (Faythe Harriers) for McBride.
Wicklow Schools: Cormack Geraghty; Christy Moorehouse, James Manley, Ronan Manley; Sean O’Callaghan, Dean O’Gorman, Jack Furlong McCaul; Padraig Doyle (0-1), Andrew Kavanagh; Matt Thompson, Stephen Cruise (0-4 3f 1’65, Paul O’Brien; Michael Boland, Tiernan Mellon, Eoin Baker.
Ref: Dickie Murphy (Rapparees).
South Leinster SHC ‘C’ semi-final
Wexford CBS v New Ross VC
Monday Oct 18, 2013
Wexford CBS………………….3-21 New Ross VC……………0-6
This South Leinster Schools Senior Hurling ‘C’ semi-final in Pairc Charman was competitive for the first ten minutes. Then Wexford CBS took a foothold in the game and went on to dominate their opponents and clinch a place in the South Leinster final.
The New Ross men backboned by Kilkenny minor Alan Murphy, his brother Shane and club colleague Philip Roche couldn’t handle the home side’s better balance.
CBS led at the break by 3-9 to 0-3 with goals coming from Mikey Coleman, his cousin Joe Coleman and the third from John Forde following a strong run from centre-back Ciaran Kirwan.
Indeed Kirwan very adequately handled Alan Murphy who was switched to centre-field after 20 minutes where Jamie McDonnell hurled very well on the Kilkenny man.
The Wexford students scored some lovely points in the first half with Joe Coleman, Eoin Roche and Joe McBride impressing.
On the restart, CBS kept their foot on the gas and reeled off points from Joe Coleman (2), Sean Stafford, Ian Moran and a neat brace from Rob Donnelly.
Alan Murphy was New Ross VC’s scoring threat and four of his six points came from placed balls. Brad Cohen made a smart save at the expense of a ’65 which was converted but there was no way back as CBS added the points and ran out winners by a comfortable margin.
A much sterner test awaits the Boker boys in the final in the shape of Wicklow Schools who are a combination of all the schools in Wicklow except Colaiste Bhride (Carnew).
New Ross VC: Brad Cohen (St. Martin’s); Daniel Lynch (Faythe Harriers), Evan Dunbar (St. Martin’s), John Hamilton (St. Martin’s); Joe Redmond (Shelmaliers), Ciaran Kirwan (Faythe Harriers), Nicky Lawlor (Faythe Harriers); Jamie McDonnell (Faythe Harriers, 0-1, Capt.), Sean Stafford (St. Martin’s 0-3 2f 1‘65); Mikey Coleman (St. Martin’s 1-1), Eoin Roche (Faythe Harriers 0-3), Joe McBride (Volunteers 0-1); John Forde (Shelmaliers 1-0), Joe Coleman (St. Martin’s 1-8 2 f), Rob Donnelly (Buffers Alley 0-2).
Subs (all half-time): Richie Cleary (Clonard) for Hamilton, Dylan Hynes (Clonard 0-1) for Forde, Gearoid Finn (St. Anne’s) for Kirwan, Ian Moran (Glynn-Barntown 0-1) for Stafford, Liam Hore (Faythe Harriers) for McBride.
New Ross VC: Dan Kelly (St. Mullin’s); Steven Elms (St. Mullin’s), PJ Hartley (Glenmore), Mark Boland (Tullogher-Rosbercon); Brian Creane (Rathgarogue-Cushinstown), Philip Roche (Glenmore), John Forristal (Rathgarogue-Cushinstown); Shane Murphy (Glenmore), Steven Cody (Glenmore); Ciaran O’Connor (Glenmore), Alan Murphy (Glenmore (0-6 4f), Shane O’Connor (Rathgarogue-Cushinstown); Thomas Dunne (Glenmore), Richie Kinsella (Rathgarogue-Cushinstown), Eoin Grace (Hugginstown).
Subs: James Fitzgerald (Tullogher-Rosbercon), Steven Gahan (Tullogher-Rosbercon), Stevie Murphy (Rathgarogue-Cushinstown).
Ref: Seanie O’Shea (Blackwater).
South Leinster Senior Hurling ‘C’ Quarter-final
5-11-13, Pairc Charman
Wexford CBS……………………4-13 Colaiste Bhride Carnew…………..3-8
After a particularly tough 60 minutes of hurling against Colaiste Bhride of Carnew the seniors of Wexford CBS progressed to the semi-final of the South Leinster Senior ‘C’ championship in Pairc Charman last Tuesday. The home side led by 2-7 to 2-1 at the break after enjoying the benefit of the wind and it was a much improved second half performance which ensured the victory.
Sean Stafford opened the scoring for the CBS but they were rocked when Carnew full-forward John Fleming of Craanford rifled a 21 yard free to the net. A second point from Stafford and another from Joe Coleman levelled matters after ten minutes.
Jamie McDonnell was bundled over for Joe Coleman to convert the free before Coleman split the posts from a tight angle to push CBS 0-5 to 1-3 in front. The home side’s first goal came courtesy of Mikey Coleman’s on 18 minutes. Sean Stafford’s shot was saved by the keeper but Coleman followed up and pulled the ball to the net.
Rob Donnelly passed to Joe McBride and he lashed to the net with a neat finish to leave the score at 2-7 to 1-1 after 25 minutes but Fleming repeated his earlier feat of netting from a free before half-time to leave the situation tense for CBS at the break with just a six point lead.
Carnew had the better start to the second half and four converted frees from John Fleming put them right back in contention. However, two Joe Coleman points, one from a free, settled CBS and Rob Donnelly scored his first goal after 49 minutes as the Wexford lads began to pull away.
Nicky Lawlor did all the hard work for Sean Stafford to grab a point and Donnelly’s fourth goal seemed to knock the stuffing out of Carnew. However, they refused to let go and scored their third goal on 53 minutes but CBS had the last say when Eoin Roche, Sean Stafford (long range free) and Joe Coleman put the ball over the bar.
Next up for CBS is a home semi-final versus New Ross V.C.
Wexford CBS: Brad Cohen (St. Martin’s); John Hamilton (St. Martin’s), Evan Dunbar (St. Martin’s), Daniel Lynch (Faythe Harriers); Joe Redmond (Shelmaliers), Ciaran Kirwan (Faythe Harriers), Nicky Lawlor (Faythe Harriers); Jamie McDonnell (Faythe Harriers, Capt.), Liam Barry (Faythe Harriers); Joe McBride (Volunteers 1-0), Sean Stafford (St. Martin’s 0-5, 1 free), Eoin Roche (Faythe Harriers 0-1); Mikey Coleman (St. Martin’s 1-0), Joe Coleman (St. Martin’s 0-7, 4 frees), Rob Donnelly (Buffers Alley 2-0).
Subs: Dylan Hynes (Clonard) for M. Coleman, Gearoid Finn (St. Anne’s) for Lynch, John Forde (Shelmaliers), Richie Cleary (Clonard), Liam Hore (Faythe Harriers), Luke Byrne (Faythe Harriers).
Ref: Derek Murphy.
South Leinster Senior Hurling ‘C’ Championship
v. Ramsgrange CS
at Pairc Charman
On Friday September 27
Wexford CBS……………………..7-11 Ramsgrange CS……………..0-7
The senior hurlers enjoyed a comfortable victory over Ramsgrange in the first round of the championship. CBS led by 4-3 to 0-4 at the break and after a powerful performance gathered the two points on offer and top the group.
A weakened Ramsgrange CS side started very well and it was 0-2 each after ten minutes – Luke Byrne and John Forde with the CBS points. However CBS hit a purple patch in the middle of the first half and bagged four goals in a row through Stephen Kearney (two), John Forde and Joe McBride.
This took the sting out of the game.
The Ramsgrange lads battled hard in the second half but Gearoid Finn and James Somers along with Evan Dunbar (now at centre-back) were in dominant form and the visitors found it hard to get scores.
At the other end, Joe McBride, Daniel Lynch, Ciaran Kirwan and Stephen Kearney popped over points to stretch the lead. Daniel Lynch goaled and Stephen Kearney also found the net to leave the score at 6-8 to 0-6 entering the final ten minutes.
It was a commanding display from the CBS lads but they are well aware that tougher tasks lie in wait if they are to be successful.
Next up is Bridgetown VC away.
Wexford CBS: Brad Cohen; Gearoid Finn, Evan Dunbar, James Somers; Liam Barry, Ciaran Kirwan (0-2), Nicky Lawlor (0-1); Jamie McDonnell (Capt. 0-2), John Hamilton; Luke Byrne (0-1), Joe McBride (1-0), Mikey Coleman; John Forde (1-2), Stephen Kearney (3-1), Dylan Hynes.
Subs: Liam Hore for Hamilton, Daniel Lynch (1-1) for Coleman, Conor Coleman (1-1) for Hynes, Cormac Byrne for Somers, Shane Pierce for Byrne.
Ref: Seanie O’Shea (Blackwater)
Senior Hurling challenge
Tuesday September 17, 2013
v Gorey Juniors
At Faythe Harriers
Wexford CBS……………………….10-16 Gorey CS………………………….2-6
The seniors ran out convincing winners in this challenge match against Gorey’s junior team. It was close enough in the beginning as the score was 1-2 each after ten minutes but gradually CBS wore down the Gorey side and went in at the break ahead by 3-9 to 2-5.
The bench was emptied by half-time but the CBS drove on and scored goal after goal to win comfortably by the end.
Wexford CBS: Brad Cohen; Geroid Finn, James Somers, Richie Cleary; Joe Redmond, Ciaran Kirwan (1-1 0-1‘65), Nicky Lawlor; Jamie McDonnell (1-2), Liam Barry (0-3); Liam Hore (0-2), Joe McBride (1-0), Rob Donnelly (2-0); John Forde (1-0), Stephen Kearney (1-2 , 1 free), Dylan Hynes (0-3).
Subs: Peter Ryan (0-2) for Kearney, Luke Byrne for Redmond, John Hamilton (1-0) for Lawlor, Darragh Rossiter for McDonnell, Padraig Rossiter for Cleary, Daniel Lynch (1-0) for Hynes, Conor Coleman (1-1) for Forde.
Ref: James Flood.
Friday Sept 6, 2013
Wexford CBS……………….4-12 St. Peter’s Junior XV…………….3-15
The seniors played a very useful draw with a selection of St. Peter’s junior team in beautiful conditions. CBS played very well in the first half and deserved their lead of 2-10 to 1-6 at the interval.
Joe Coleman opened the scoring with two early pointed frees but St. Peter’s goaled on their first attack. However, CBS responded from the puck-out when Daniel Lynch rammed the ball to the net with a fine shot.
Further points from Coleman (free), Ciaran Kirwan, Eoin Roche and then the very sharp Joe McBride tagged on 1-1 to leave the score at 2-7 to 1-3 after 20 minutes. Eoin Roche and Joe Coleman (two) finished off the half.
St. Peter’s dominated most of the second half and were first to the ball on most occasions. Joe McBride’s razor like shot from a tight angle kept CBS in the lead after St. Peter’s fired over five points in a row. Nice passing resulted in Joe McBride pointing and then Rob Donnelly was judged to have been impeded and a penalty was awarded which Joe Coleman dispatched to the net.
St. Peter’s grabbed a goal of their own and then in the closing stages were given a penalty of their own which they also scored despite the best efforts of Brad Cohen.
The final whistle sounded and the sides had finished level.
Wexford CBS: Brad Cohen; Gearoid Finn, James Somers, Richie Cleary; Nicky Lawlor, Ciaran Kirwan (0-2), Richie Kearney; Jamie McDonnell (Capt.), Joe Redmond; Mikey Coleman, Joe Coleman (1-5; 1-0 pen, 0-3 frees), Dylan Hynes; Joe McBride (2-2), Eoin Roche (0-2), Daniel Lynch (1-1).
Subs: Rob Donnelly for Roche, Sean Stafford.
Ref: Sean Whelan.
TY/5th year challenge match
Power Park, 2/5/2013
Wexford CBS……………..1-12 St. Peter’s……………….3-10
Played in beautiful sunshine in the picturesque surroundings of Ned Power Park, the TYs and 5th year hurlers of Wexford CBS and St. Peter’s College enjoyed a splendid afternoon of hurling.
CBS led at the break by 1-9 to 0-7 and ultimately what secured the win for the home side were three second goals.
CBS started very sharply and Joe McBride was sizzling as he struck four flash points. Sean Stafford converted three frees but gradually St. Peter’s got into the game and had some good points.
The CBS goal arrived after 12 minutes when John Leacy pounced on a rebound after the keeper had saved an Ian Moran rasper. Ian Moran provided the final pass for Mikey Coleman to point and the final point of the half was a point from Mikey Coleman following a neat pass from his cousin Joe Coleman.
St. Peter’s dominated the second half but CBS wasted a lot of chances with some silly wides. It took 16 minutes of the new half before CBS scored and it was Joe Coleman who then grabbed two in quick succession before Ciaran Kirwan split the posts.
In between all that St. Peter’s hit the net three times to seal the victory.
This was an ideal start to preparations for the senior campaign of 2013/14. Well done to all.
Wexford CBS: Rob Donnelly; John Forde, James Somers, Dylan Hynes; Richie Cleary, Nicky Lawlor, Luke Byrne; Ciaran Kirwan (0-1), Sean Stafford (0-2 frees); Ian Moran, Joe Coleman (0-3), Mikey Coleman (0-2); Joe McBride (0-4), Stephen Cullen, John Leacy (1-0).
Subs: Lar Stout, Ryan D’Arcy and Kyle Kehoe.
Ref: James Flood.
South Leinster Senior Hurling ‘C’ semi-final
Tuesday Nov 13, 2012
Ballyhale VC…………..5-8 Wexford CBS………….0-1
THE SENIOR hurlers of Wexford CBS suffered humiliation at the hands of a far superior Ballyhale VC in the South Leinster ‘C’ semi-final recently in a very disappointing performance. The game was well and truly over at half-time when, having played with the strong wind, CBS trailed by a massive 4-3 to 0-1.
The Wexford school’s attack squandered numerous scoring chances during that first half while their Kilkenny opponents were ruthless with their chances at the other end. CBS’s sole point arrived in the 20th minute when Ciaran Kirwan gave John Bridges a pass and the later put the ball between the posts.
However, CBS were naive in defence and their attitude all the field was very poor as their Ballyhale opponents totally outhurled and outworked them.
Best on a day to forget for the Boker boys were Rob Donnelly, Ciaran Kirwan, Jamie McDonnell and John Bridges.
Wexford CBS: Rob Donnelly (Buffers Alley); Liam Barry (Faythe Harriers), James Somers (St. Martin’s), John Hamilton (St. Martin’s); Jason Kearns (Volunteers), Ciaran Kirwan (Faythe Harriers), Nicky Lawlor (Faythe Harriers); Jamie McDonnell (Faythe Harriers, Capt.) Joe Redmond (Shelmaliers); John Bridges (Faythe Harriers, 0-1), Evan Dunbar (St. Martin’s), Stephen Kearney (Faythe Harriers); Sean Stafford (St. Martin’s), Eoin Roche (Faythe Harriers), Joe McBride (Volunteers).
Subs: Darragh Rossiter (St. Martin’s) for Roche, Richie Cleary (Clonard) for McBride, Mark Hayes (St. Martin’s) for Redmond, John Forde (Shelmaliers) for Stafford.
Wexford manager Liam Dunne trained the seniors on Tuesday November 6th. He did a great session for over an hour which the panel really enjoyed.
South Leinster Senior Hurling ‘C’ Round 2
Tuesday Oct 16 at Ramsgrange
Wexford CBS…………….6-9 Ramsgrange CS…………1-8
FIVE second half goals against Ramsgrange CS in Ramsgrange ensured Wexford CBS finished top of their South Leinster Senior Hurling ‘C’ group and graduated to the semi-final of the competition recently.
The half-time score was 1-6 to 0-3 as CBS struggled to shake off their
determined opponents. The home side led by 0-2 to 0-1 after ten minutes but
around the quarter-hour mark, CBS eventually began to transfer their dominance
on to the score board.
Points from Sean Stafford, John Bridges, Eoin Roche and Mark Hayes gave the
Bokerboys a 0-4 to 0-2 lead after 17 minutes and that stretched to 0-6 to 0-3
with Stafford’s second score and point following a nice move involving Joe
Redmond, Nicky Lawlor and John Bridges which resulted in a point for Eoin
It got much better for the visitors just before the break when John Bridges and
Stephen Kearney combined to send in Eoin Roche for a fine goal.
Ramsgrange were still in the game at the break but as the second half went on
CBS pulled away with the help of five goals. Eoin Roche got his second after a
John Bridges pass and Sean Stafford set up Evan Dunbar to make it 3-7 to 0-5
after 40 minutes.
The Ramsgrange students struck back with a goal of their own but almost
immediately CBS replied through Sean Stafford and soon after Nicky Lawlor and
Mikey Coleman placed Evan Dunbar for goal number five.
In the closing stages Stephen Kearney did the donkey work for Sean Stafford to
score his second goal with a stinging shot to the corner.
Once CBS got into their stride they were impressive but massive improvements
are needed if they are to go further in this competition. They play the winner
of the clash between Ballyhale VC and Colaiste Bhride Carnew in the semi-final.
Best on the day were John Hamilton, Jason Kearns, Ciaran Kirwan, Jamie
McDonnell, Sean Stafford and Eoin Roche (in the second half).
Wexford CBS:Rob Donnelly (Buffers Alley); Liam Barry (Faythe Harriers),
James Somers (Faythe Harriers), John Hamilton (St. Martin’s); Jason Kearns
(Volunteers), Ciaran Kirwan (Faythe Harriers), Nicky Lawlor (Faythe Harriers);
Jamie McDonnell (Faythe Harriers Capt.), Joe Redmond (Shelmaliers); John
Bridges (Faythe Harriers 0-3, 1 f), Evan Dunbar (St. Martin’s, 2-0), Mark Hayes
(St. Martin’s, 0-1); Sean Stafford (St. Martin’s, 2-3), Eoin Roche (Faythe
Harriers 2-2), Joe McBride (Volunteers).
Subs: Stephen Kearney (Faythe
Harriers) for Joe McBride, Mikey Coleman (St. Martin’s) for Mark Hayes.
South Leinster Senior ‘C’ Hurling championship Round 1
At O’Kennedy Park, New Ross
Tuesday October 2, 2012.
Wexford CBS…………4-14 New Ross VC…………2-12
A RETURN OF 2-7 from Joe Coleman and an effective man marking job from Joe
Redmond ensured that Wexford CBS returned home from O’Kennedy Park with victory
after a tight and tough encounter with New Ross VC in the opening round of the
South Leinster Senior ‘C’ Hurling championship played last Tuesday.
The home side enjoyed the strong wind in the first half and made the early
running to lead by 0-3 to 0-1 after ten minutes. CBS eventually settled and
Coleman began to exert his influence as he tagged on three points and received
support from John Bridges and Gary Murphy who also pointed.
The Ross side brought the game back to level terms at 0-5 each but after 16
minutes Joe Coleman bundled the ball in over the line despite some rigid
defending. CBS added points from Mark Hayes and Eoin Roche placed John Bridges
for another but the Wexford school couldn’t shake off a determined New Ross
side that had an excellent centre-forward from Kilkenny who was making a
nuisance of himself both from play and from frees. Joe Redmond was switched
from the forwards to curtail the danger and did a superb job.
Minutes before the break, Joe Coleman registered his second goal to give the
CBS a 2-9 to 0-10 interval lead.
It became 3-9 to 0-10 seconds into the new half when a fine passing move
involving Stephen Kearney, John Bridges, Joe Coleman and Sean Stafford led to
Joe McBride finishing to the net.
The home side stuck at it and maybe went for goal too early where they found
Rob Donnelly in no mood to let in goals as he made several saves.
The pressure eventually told and New Ross VC were awarded a penalty which was
goaled. However at the other end a fine Joe Coleman catch and a clever pass
resulted in John Forde having space to pull the ball to the net.
Another goal arrived a few minutes later – this time for the home side which
left the score at 4-10 to 2-12 entering the final ten minutes. It was the CBS
forwards who closed out the game with the last four points coming from Jason
Kearns, Stephen Kearney and a brace from Joe Coleman.
It was a solid performance from the Wexford lads but there were plenty of
errors which need to be ironed out if they are to be successful. Best on the
day were Richie Cleary, James Somers, Jason Kearns, Joe Redmond and Joe
Coleman. Next up for CBS is a trip to Ramsgrange and a victory would result in
a place in the South Leinster semi-final.
Wexford CBS: Brad Cohen (St.
Martin’s); Richie Cleary (Clonard), James Somers (Faythe Harriers), Liam Barry
(Faythe Harriers); Jason Kearns (Volunteers 0-1), Sean Stafford (St. Martin’s),
Gary Murphy (Faythe Harriers, 0-1); John Bridges (Faythe Harriers, 0-2), Jamie
McDonnell (Faythe Harriers); Joe Redmond (Shelmaliers), Eoin Roche (Faythe
Harriers 0-1), Mark Hayes (St. Martin’s, 0-1); Joe McBride (Volunteers 1-0),
Joe Coleman (2-7, 3 f, 1 ’65), John Forde (Shelmaliers 1-0).
Subs: Nicky Lawlor (Faythe Harriers)
for Gary Murphy, Stephen Kearney (Faythe Harriers, 0-1) for Mark Hayes, Rob
Donnelly (Buffers Alley) for Cohen all half-time.
Ref: John Bennett.
South Leinster ‘C’
Round 1 21.09.2012 v New Ross VEC WON 4-14 TO 2-12
Round 2 5.10.2012 v Ramsgrange away
Round 3 12.10.2012 v Bridgetown WALKOVER
2011/2012 – 2011/2012 – 2011/2012 – 2011/2012 – 2011/2012
Round 1: Wexford CBS 5-11 3-15 New Ross VEC
Round 2: Wexford CBS 3-5 4-8 Bridgetown VC
Round 3: Wexford CBS 0-10 3-13 Ramsgrange CS
CBS do not qualify from group
Match reports below:
DESPITE BEING well in the game at half-time when trailing by just 1-6 to 0-7,
Wexford C.B.S. senior hurlers put in a very poor second half performance to
exit the South Leinster Senior ‘C’ championship at the hands of Ramsgrange C.S.
in Ramsgrange school recently.
C.B.S. started with just five players up to the senior age with the other ten
eligible for the junior team. This began to tell in the second half as the
physically stronger Ramsgrange lads began to pull away from their opponents.
Indeed, CBS were trailing by 1-3 to 0-0 after eleven minutes as they took time
to settle into the game. This doesn’t mean that they didn’t have chances as
they squandered plenty and continued to do so as the game progressed.
Two Sean Kearney frees from very tight angles on either side pitch got CBS off
the mark as they slowly began to get to grips with the Ramsgrange lads.
A John Bridges sideline was collected by Ian Moran who picked off a point
before Bridges got a point himself. Minutes later, Peter Furlong and Gary
Murphy worked hard to create space for Bridges – recently moved to wing forward
– to score his second point.
Ramsgrange were always dangerous in attack and they picked off three more
points before the end of the half whereas C.B.S. struck back with a converted
free from Joe Coleman and then Coleman passed to John Bridges whose point left
the Bokerboys trailing by 1-6 to 0-7.
Any hopes C.B.S. had of winning the game were ruined when Ramsgrange picked off
1-3 in third quarter. Their second goal came after a great save from Adam
McDade but the rebound was finished to the net.
C.B.S. were putting themselves under pressure to get scores as they wasted many
opportunities, especially to get the goals they needed to reduce the deficit.
Ramsgrange registered their third goal in the 54th minute when a
short puck-out was intercepted and coolly dispatched to the net.
The Wexford town students eventually got off the mark in the second half when
Gary Murphy was rewarded with a point after some hard work and then Evan Dunbar
pointed a free and added a ’65 before the final whistle. Best for C.B.S. were
Adam McDade, Evan Dunbar, Peter Furlong and Gary Murphy.
Wexford CBS: Adam McDade (Faythe
Harriers); James Somers (Faythe Harriers), Nicky Lawlor (Faythe Harriers), Liam
Barry (Faythe Harriers); Jason Kearns (St. John’s), Evan Dunbar (St. Martin’s,
0-2 1f, 1‘65), John Bridges (Faythe Harriers, 0-3); Peter Furlong (Faythe
Harriers), Gary Murphy (Faythe Harriers, 0-1); Eoin Roche (Faythe Harriers),
Jamie McDonnell (Faythe Harriers), Ian Moran (Glynn-Barntown, 0-1); Sean
Kearney (Faythe Harriers, 0-2 frees), Mark Chapman (Faythe Harriers), Mark
Hayes (St. Martin’s).
Subs: Joe Coleman (St. Martin’s 0-1f) for Hayes, Graham Murphy (St. John’s) for Moran, James Roche (Crossabeg-Ballymurn) for Chapman, Conor Howlin (Shelmaliers) for Somers, Brad Cohen (St. Martin’s)
Ref: Johnny Doyle (St. James).
A PHYSICALLY stronger and more clinical Bridgetown VC senior hurling team accounted for Wexford CBS in round 2 of the South Leinster C championship recently at a windswept Rathangan.
CBS fielded a very young team and in fact finished with 13 players eligible for the junior grade. However, Bridgetown were full value for their six point win and it was their hard work in the first half when they played into the gale and still retired with a two point lead that helped them considerably.
The Bokerboys were slow to settle and the home side had the opening score with a point but Eoin Roche levelled with a super strike from way out the field. The first quarter of the game was very even but this was worrying for CBS as they had the benefit of the strong wind.
Two Sean Stafford frees were all they had to show before they were rocked when Bridgetown scrambled home their first goal. John Bridges was moved to attack and he converted a free to leave CBS trailing by 1-3 to 0-4.
After 27 minutes a long range Nicky Lawlor free went all the way to the net to give CBS a tremendous boost before half-time but that fillip was almost immediately countered when Bridgetown scrambled in their second goal right on the call of half-time (2-3 to 1-4 at the break).
CBS faced a mountain in the second half and they desperately had to get scores quickly but the game went away from them as Bridgetown cleverly tacked on the points before grabbing their third goal on 43 minutes.
The CBS lads pounded away at the Bridgetown goal and were denied by three outstanding saves while at the other end CBS keeper Adam McDade was pulling off tremendous saves to keep his side in the game. John Bridges eventually found a way to the Bridgetown net with a close range free and then a 52nd minute penalty.
There were four points between the sides at this stage but Bridgetown had the last say with a well taken goal before the finish.
Wexford CBS: Adam McDade (Faythe Harriers); Luke Byrne (Faythe Harriers), John Bridges (Faythe Harriers, 2-2, 1-1 frees, 1-0 pen), James Somers (Faythe Harriers); Mark Hayes (St. Martin’s), George Cullen (St. John’s), Liam Barry (Faythe Harriers); Gary Murphy (Faythe Harriers), Jamie McDonnell (Faythe Harriers); Ian Moran (Glynn-Barntown), Sean Stafford (St. Martin’s, 0-2 frees), Eoin Roche (Faythe Harriers, 0-1); Conor Howlin (Shelmaliers), Chris Jevans (Glynn-Barntown), Graham Murphy (St. John’s).
Subs: Joe McBride (St. John’s) for Jevans, Nicky Lawlor (Faythe Harriers, 1-0 free) for Cullen inj., Mark Chapman (Faythe Harriers) for Howlin, Sean Phelan (Faythe Harriers) for Graham Murphy.
Referee: Sean Kearney.
New Ross VC……….3-15
A breathtaking second-half comeback by Wexford CBS saw them bag the points on offer in this South Leinster Colleges Senior ‘C’ Hurling championship played at Pairc Charman last Tuesday.
New Ross VC led at the break by 2-10 to 1-2 and were full value for this lead. Wexford CBS were shocking in that opening half and the game looked well and truly over at half-time.
The away side had three points on the board within minutes of the start and CBS were rocked in the 7th minute when the New Ross lads scored their first goal. It wasn’t until the 14th minute that CBS captain Peter Furlong scored his side’s opening point after a strong run through the middle.
However CBS couldn’t build on it as their opponents were hungrier for the ball and played much better throughout the half. They tagged on another goal after 21 minutes as they opened up a lead of 2-5 to 0-1.
Furlong fed Sean Kearney for a point before the Boker boys got a boost when Eoin Roche placed Graham Murphy with a neat pass and Murphy blasted the ball to the net.
Eleven points was a huge deficit at the break and CBS needed to get some early second half scores to drag themselves back into contention. They were a significant increase in the workrate of all the CBS players and they hunted in packs for the ball which made all the difference.
Evan Dunbar converted two early frees before Conor Howlin pulled the ball to the net and at 2-11 to 2-4 CBS sniffed a chance. However three opportunities for points were squandered in the next few minutes.
The game got really interesting in the 43rd minutes when Eoin Roche drove home the third goal for CBS and Gary Murphy and Sean Kearney flashed over points (2-11 to 3-6). New Ross VC struck back with some points but the CBS lads were relentless now.
Despite carrying a hand injury John Bridges entered the game as a substitute in the final quarter at full-forward and had a huge impact as he finished with four points (two frees). Despite a third goal from the New Ross school, the game was decided by two Graham Murphy goals in the final ten minutes.
The first was a great flick from a Sean Kearney delivery and the second (and Murphy’s third) came after hard-work from Evan Dunbar.
There was even more excitement at the death with the score at 5-11 to 3-14 when New Ross VC were awarded a 21 yard free which went over the bar much to the delight of the CBS players. The final whistle sounded on the puck out.
Wexford CBS: Brad Cohen (St. Martin’s); Mark Hayes (St. Martin’s), Aaron McMahon (Faythe Harriers), James Somers (Faythe Harriers); Luke Byrne (Faythe Harriers), Nicky Lawlor (Faythe Harriers), Liam Barry (Faythe Harriers); Peter Furlong (Faythe Harriers, Capt. 0-2), Gary Murphy (Faythe Harriers 0-1), Jamie McDonnell (Faythe Harriers), Evan Dunbar (St. Martin’s, 0-2f), Eoin Roche (Faythe Harriers 1-0); Sean Kearney (Faythe Harriers 0-2), Graham Murphy (St. John’s, 3-0), Conor Howlin (Shelmaliers 1-0).
Sub: John Bridges (Faythe Harriers 0-4 2f) for Howlin.
Ref: James Flood (St. Mary’s Maudlintown).