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Arklow CBS School News. Week Ended Friday 29th November.

Arklow CBS School News. Week Ended Friday 29th November.

Arklow CBS School News. Week Ended Friday 29th November.

U19 MATCH REPORT vs WEXFORD C.B.S. 21st November 2019


On the 21st of November, the Arklow CBS U19 football team travelled down to Wexford o seek revenge in treacherous conditions. Despite the poor weather, the boys were all fired up after losing on penalties the previous week.

The game started slowly, with the conditions playing a big factor, knowing this was a ‘MUST WIN’ game, Arklow began to push forward and got their reward just before half time, with a goal from Jack Kavanagh just one minute before the half time.

Arklow came out all guns blazing in the second half and scored once again, with a great team goal, finished off by Jack O’Reilly. Joe McGeary was then introduced, in what proved to be a tactical masterclass by manager Mick Walker. Joe then scored, shortly after coming on. The next goal was then scored after a great team move which ended with Marcel Kasperek’s powerful strike into the roof of the net, with that the floodgate’s truly opened. After a good defensive display from Arklow’s solid back line, Arklow caught Wexford on the counter attack, with Marcel Kasperek running through on goal and finishing with aplomb.

After a dazzling run down the wing from Kyle Nolan, he then whipped the ball on for Joe McGeary to make it 6. Joe then added another and completed his hat-trick after a powerful run and finish.

Wexford to their credit, kept fighting to the end and got a consolation goal after a fine header.

After a goal mouth scramble saw the ball fall to Marcel, he composed himself and placed the ball into the bottom corner to complete his hat-trick.

With a tight start to the game, Arklow CBS ran out with an emphatic 8 – 1 win and revenge was truly got.

ARKLOW CBS U19 Team List:

Dylan Byrne

Sean Clare

Owen Moore

Jordan Viera Kelly (Weadick)

Oran ‘Wawa’ Walker

Sean ‘Hollywood’ O’Neill

Ryan Kenny

Marcel ‘Ghost’ Kasperek

Jack O’Reilly

Kyle Nolan

Jack Kavanagh (Doyle)

Subs used:

Joe ‘Coach’ McGeary

Dylan Denis O’Reilly

Luke Cummins

Senior Gaelic

Our senior Gaelic footballers lined out against Gael Colaiste Carlow in the Leinster Championship on Monday. The rain bucketed down as Pearse park hosted its last game of the season. While the weather conditions were not ideal the same cannot be said of the pitch which was in pristine condition as usual thanks to Willy and all the ground staff. Things didn’t start of well for the CBS lads as the Carlow school registered two goals inside the first five minutes to leave the score at 2 goals to 3 points. After the opening set back the CBS lads fought their way back into the match. Cian Cooney, Jack O Reilly and Patrick O Halleron brought an intensity that allowed us to put three points on the board. Just as the CBS were getting a foothold in the match a manic pattern followed that allowed the Carlow school to put the ball in the back of the net. Now the CBS had a mountain to climb as the score stood at 3.2 to 3 points. The CBS did produce some answers as Cian Cooney, PJ O Conner and Jack O Reilly put three more points on the board to leave the half time score at 3.3 to 6 points.The CBS came out strong in the second half and laid siege to the Carlow half. Some fine fielding by Conor Gahan and Brandon Hanlon ensured that we maintained possession from the kick outs. Two more points from Cian Cooney cut the deficit to four points. Oran ‘waw waw’ Walker was unlucky not to find the back of the net as he used his Maradonesque low centre of gravity to turn his man and fire narrowly wide. However, the Carlow school were relentless as the rain fell on Pearce Park and they rattled over three points to extend their lead over of the Arklow lads. The Arklow lads never gave up, it’s not in their DNA. Luke Cummins, PJ O Connor and Jack O Reilly typified this spirit as they ran themselves ragged right to the last.It could be said that the CBS lads died with their boots on as they gave everything right up to the end. The final whistle went with the score standing at Geal Colaiste Carlow 3.11 Arklow CBS 11 points.It was such a shame that we could not have put a run together especially as it will be the last time that Jack O Reilly, PJ O Connor, Cian Cooney, Luke Cummins, Oran Walker and Dylan Murray will pull on a CBS jersey. Murray and Walker announced their retirement from Gaelic football with immediate effect as they walked of the rain sodden pitch.

It’s all down to our Junior team who have qualified for the Wicklow A Championship after their fine victories earlier in the term. Many thanks to Mr. Cosgrove for all the hard work he puts into the team.

State Examinations Awards

This evening we celebrate the achievements of our Leaving and Junior Certificate students as they receive awards for their examination results. Parents and guardians are welcomed to the event also. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Arklow Credit Union for sponsoring a scholarship, to Fintan Fanning for his sponsorship of the Endeavour award and to the Kincaid family on their continued sponsorship of the science award at leaving certificate.

Arklow CBS vs Wexford Soccer

Well done to our u15 footballers on a thrilling 4-4 draw against Wexford CBS last Friday. Aaron O’Brien opened the scoring early on with a scrappy header in the box. The lead didn’t last long as Wexford replied with a tap in coming from a wonderful free-kick that struck the crossbar. Wexford took the lead for the first time in the game after a long ball over the top. The game was very tight with both teams playing well. We went in at half time 2-1 down. The second half started off very fast with a very good run from Jack Murray ending with a cross across the box that caused an own goal from the other team. Wexford then scored with a scrappy goal in the box from a corner. Following this Paidí Kavanagh ran down the line, cut inside and shot on goal. The ball went through the defenders and goalie’s legs going in to the back of the net. Soon after Jack Flusk scored a volley to take the lead for Arklow. Some defensive errors at the back led to a late penalty for Wexford which their player finished.

Also a big well done to ur u19 football team who have had two big victories in the past week. They defeated Wexford CBS 8-1 and Selskar College 11-2, both league games.

Report by: Ben Somers and Niall Dempsey

U16 Basketball

The u 16s had an impressive 32 to 10 win against Selskar College last Thursday which gets them through to the next round of the plate competition. Arturo Amaros was the narrow winner of the MVP award with 11 points, but close on his heels was Conn Kinsella with an impressive 10 points. CBS dominated the game from start to finish. The first quarter saw them go 10 2 up, with Owen Byrne scoring a free throw to add to the two free throws scored by Kinsella. Arturo had a very productive quarter getting 6 of his 11 in the first quarter. The second quarter saw CBS show that they had no intention of losing the game as they scored ten points without reply with scores coming from Sean McCarthy, Wiktor Gajek and Kinsella and Arturo. The third quarter was as profitible in front of the net as the previous two with some great free flowing and counter attacking play. Patrick Dickenson came on and used his height to knock in a nice rebound while other scores in the quarter came from the in form Kinsella. The final quarter only saw four points scored by the Arklow boys, but by this stage the result was in no doubt. Daniel Byrne and Kinsella rounded out the scoring on a good day for the South Wicklow boys.

U19 Basketball

The u19s played Avondale CC on Wednesday, and having already qualified for the plate it was an opportunity to work the squad and try out some new plays. While the result didn't go our way there were definitily some positives to take out of the game. For the CBS Brandan Hanlon made the centre position his own with some excellent rebounds and boxing out and also got himself on the score board with 3 points to his name. Ross Kenny and Jason Breen had good games and both made a strong argument for themselves to be starting beside point guard Cian Cooney who had a good day at the office despite being sick in the days prior to game, coming out with 16 points and a number of bruises from falls sustained from fouls from the Avondale centre who couldn't handle his surging runs into the key for lay ups any other way. Tadhg Powell was the MVP of the day with 18 points scored and 9 of those points were as a result of 3 beautifully taken 3 point baskets. Jason Breen finished was the other CBS player to score with a well taken lay up in the 3rd quarter. While it wasn't a win for the CBS it was a good performance with Kealan Delaney posting up well, and Eric Wynne adjusting to a new position and making some powerful dribbles out of defence with the ball. Jakub Kurzyna made the most of his game time with a nice assist, as did Brandon Donnelly with some excellent rebounds. There is work to be done, but overall a good run out for the team ahead of their plate game next week.

First and second Year retreats

A great day was had by all First and Second Years this week for their Retreat at Ovoca Manor. Students took part in a range of fun and engaging games and activities, including climbing walls, team challenges and talks with themes on Comparison and Social Media. A big thank you to the whole team at Ovoca Manor for a great day. A big thank you also to Marie, Majella, Mr. O’ Gorman, Ms. Somers and Ms. Levingstone.


Well done to all who took part at the Wicklow Invitational Athletics Mile Challenge. The challenge took place at Shoreline Leisure, Greystones and a great day was had by all. Well done to Niall O' Donovan, who with great concentration and at a steady pace, placed 4th for the third year boys. Well done also to Jamie Wolohan who ran a very steady race, finishing with a sprint to place 3rd for the Second Year boys. Well done all who participate and don’t forget the Arklow Duck Pond Junior Park Run takes place every Sunday at 9.30. This is a great opportunity to get training and race practice! Many thanks to Mr. O’ Gorman for training the lads and for accompanying them to training!

Transition Year Self Defence

On Wednesday the TY students took part in a self defence course with Close Encounters. The students learned how to

  • Understanding body language before conflict
  • Protecting your personal space
  • Pre-emptive strikes
  • Release from chokes & strangles
  • The Fence (protecting your personal space)
  • Defence against knife hold ups
  • Knowing when and how to strike
  • Self Defence and the Law in Ireland

The pupils found the course very enjoyable and would like to thank Ken for the very practical and informative day. The TY students would also like to thank Árus Lorcáin for the use of the hall. Many thanks also to TY coordinator Ms. Garvey for organising.

Junior Gaelic

In the last few weeks the GAA campaign has finally began, after a strong preseason aided by the services of Castletowns’ Noel Morris and transition year student Adam Shanley.The first years GAA team took to the field against near neighbours Gaelscoil na Mara in Pierce Park.

Despite starting with only 12 players due to dual players been involved in a soccer game, the CBS team settled in after a nervous start.

Those to shine in the first half were Paul Moore at full forward who was a constant danger knocking over 3 points in the first half. At midfield Ryan Scanlan gave a master class covering every inch of grass on the field. Adam Earley in the goal had an outstanding performance and if it hadn't been for him we would be in deep trouble. After leaking a sloppy goal in the last minutes of the first half The CBS team went in at halftime trailing by one point Once again the second half began with a nervous start and the CBS conceded a sloppy penalty, which was tucked away leaving the CBS trailing the Gaelscoil by 2-4 to 4 points. An improving defense aided by the ever improving Eoghan.

Ward and Jack Mullen allowed the CBS to enter their strongest patch and Moore scored 3 points without reply.

Entering the last 10 minutes and despite tiring the CBS lads started to take control around midfield. However, with a mere 3 points between the teams the CBS will surely regret their decision opting to go for goal rather than slotting over simple points. The Gaelscoil defense held tight giving them victory. The CBS will rue the chances they had in the last 5 minutes to convert easy points instead of going for goal. The game ended with a 2 point victory for the Gaelcholáiste. While the defeat was hard to take the young players will have gained great experience and learned a hard lesson to finish out a game a better fashion

The team on the day was Adam Earley, James Keeley, Jack Mullen, Eoghan Ward, Jack O Reilly, Mickey Kinsella, Sean O’ Neill Murphy,Eabhan Kinch,Ryan Scanlon,Tiernan Gahan,Harry MCDonald,Callum Gough,Denis O’ Leary, Paul Moore,

Last Friday the first year Gaelic football team had their second league match with an away game against Coláiste Brid in Carnew.

Despite the extremely wet and difficult conditions both teams served up a competitive skillful game. After learning from the mistakes against the Gaelscoil,the CBS first year team started this match with real intent. The took control from an early stage and never really allowed Carnew a foothold in the game.

The dominance of the CBS team really showed in the second half scoring 2-5 giving them a comfortable win. Those to shine on the day were; Tiernan Gahan, Eoghan Ward, James Keeley and Donnacha Murphy in defense with Jack O Reilly, Mikey Kinsella and Paul Moore ever dangerous in a dominant attack.

The team on the day was Adam Earley, James Keeley, Jack Mullen, Eoghan Ward, Jack O’ Reilly, Mickey Kinsella, Donacha Murphy, Eabhan Kinch, Ryan Scanlon, Tiernn Gahan, Harry MCDonald, Callum Gough, Denis O’ Leary, Paul Moore and Josh Storey.

Unfortunately, due to the recent poor weather and a difficulty in finding suitable playable pitches this competition will not continue until after the Christmas break.

On Tuesday the 12th of November they second year GAA season got off to successful start as the team played in a blitz in Ballinakill and recorded good victories against Gaelscoil na Mara Arklow, winning by 4-6 to 1-2.

In the second game of the day the CBS had a narrow win against Avondale 4 points to 2. These victories allowed them to participate in another competition held on this Tuesday held in Newtownmountkennedy.

The opening game which was played in horrific conditions was against Dunlavin with the CBS coming out on top by 7 points to one. In the second game of the day CBS faced Gaelscoil Cill Mhantáin from Wicklow town. The poor conditions did not allow for good football and at halftime the CBS found themselves 2 points to one down. They will rue the missed chances they had in the second half to take easy scores. In the last 10 minutes the CBS went on the attack in in the hope of victory. Unfortunately, they were caught on the break and leaked an easy goal with the game ending in victory for Wicklow town 1-3 to 0-2.

Those to really shine so far this season are, Aaron O Brien, Charlie Graham , Jack Flusk, Jamie Wolohan and Liam Murphy.

Again given the lack of available pitches due to the weather the second years team will have no more competitive games until after Christmas when they will participate in the championship .

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