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School News for Week Ending 08.04.2022

School News 8th April 22

Arklow CBS News for week ending 08.04.22

Leaving Cert Irish, MFL orals and Music Practical exams

We would like to wish all our Leaving Cert students who are doing their Irish and MFL orals as well as their musical practical exams the very best of luck.

Easter holidays

Wishing all our students and staff a lovely Easter break. Looking forward to welcoming you all back on Monday April 25th.

5th Year Belfast and Derry Trip

This week saw over fifty 5th Year students head north for ever popular school tour. The students had a busy schedule which included historical tours and walks of Belfast, Derry and the Giant’s Causeway. They also enjoyed a spot of ice skating and some bowling. The students thoroughly enjoyed their two days and a great time was had by all. A special word of thanks to Mr. Cosgrove for organising and Ms. Kinsella, Majella, Pauline and Elaine for accompanying the students.

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Positive Affirmation Committee

This weeks junior students who have been recommended to PAC for meeting milestones on their merit sheets. Well done to each of them as they continue to display excellent behaviour and positive contribution to the school community.

Bronze Postcard 10 merits

  • Cody Ledwidge Plunkett
  • Kian Scanlon

Bonus Gift (Lunch Voucher) 20 merits

  • Kian Scanlon
  • Ciaran Redmond
  • Ben Guilfoyle

Silver Postcard 30 merits

  • Remik Lipski

Bonus Gift 110 merits

  • Ciaran Murphy

TY News

Greenway trip

Last week saw our TYs get up on their bikes and cycle the beautiful Waterford Greenway. The students cycled from Kilmacthomas to Dungarvan. The weather held up lovely and the boys had a really enjoyable day. Thanks to Ms. Rooney, Ms. Garvey and Majella for accompanying them.

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TY work experience

Arklow CBS TY students were off site last week as they completed another week of work experience. We would like to thank all the local businesses who took our students under their wings for this important week. We appreciate your continued support.

Sports News

First Year Gaelic Football

A huge well done and congratulations to our 1st Year Gaelic team on their win over Bridgetown this week. . This was their first league game of the season due to the postponement of the league before Christmas .It was a game of goal opportunities taken and missed.. Bridgetown took their opportunities and took advantage of some loose defending on the CBS side. However the CBS forwards squandered up to 4 good goal opportunities The Bridgetown goalkeeper stood up manfully keeping the ball out of the net on a couple of occasions The final score was 5-6 to 2-8 . The CBS played patches of good football moving the ball fast but struggled against a larger more physical midfield pairing from Bridgetown. Those to really shine for Arklow CBS were Peter Lappin in goal, Seán Kelly at full back and the always dangerous Darragh Kinch at full forward. The team will now progress into the shield competition.

Arklow CBS; Peter Lappin, Evan Whelan, Sean Kelly, Pauric Healy, Jack Killen, Kristian Dowling, Ruairi O Neill, Kyal Byrne, Jack Wolohan, Comghan Powell, Aaron Kenna, Ryan Dunning, Ben Zhou, Darragh Kinch, Cillian McDonald, Sylvester Bourke, Michael Cody.

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1st Year soccer news

The 1st Years were on a roll this week and also won their soccer match in a 1-0 victory against Gorey Community School in the league semi-final. The boys now have the Wicklow-Wexford league final to look forward to. Our goal scorer on the day was Darragh Kinch. Congratulations and well done to all involved.

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1st Year Basketball news

1st years made the long journey down to Bridgetown for their South East D quarter final. It wasn't too be for the boys unfortunately as they came out the wrong end of an incredibly well contested game.

The journey took its toll on the boys with some travel sickness not proving to be an ideal preparation. They suffered through a very tough first quarter where they went down 12 0. This was more through ill-discipline than a massive difference in skill. CBS have away 5 team fouls early in the quarter and Bridgetown had some excellent free throwers who scored the majority of their baskets with only 6 of the 12 points coming from play.

The second quarter was a much different affair with the CBS showing heart and determination to outscore the south Wexford outfit by 12 points to 4 with Darragh Kinch pooping up with 2 beautifully taken lay ups and 2 scored free throws. Kristian Dowling showed that this team were no pushovers when he powered through to score the first 2 points of the quarter. This was followed up by a lovely bank shot from Cillian McDonald with Riain Dunning getting the final CBS basket of the quarter. While their opponents did manage 2 baskets in this quarter, the performance rejuvenated the boys going into the third quarter.

This was a tighter affair with the CBS scoring 10 points to Bridgetown's 4 leaving the teams level on 22 points each. Darragh Kinch put on a matter class in lay ups scoring 3 in the quarter with Kyal Byrne finally getting on the score sheet after numerous chances in the first quarter that didn't go his way. He threw 4 points with two of those being pressure free throws to keep the CBS level. Kristian Dowling had an excellent quarter keeping Bridgetown's Alex Howlen to only 1 point in this quarter as he ran riot in the first quarter shooting 5 points and running all the play for Bridgetown.

The final quarter was tit for tat up until the final two and a half minutes when the CBS started to tire and they lost centre Philip Michta to five fouls, four of which came in the first quarter which meant he played well over a quarter workout getting any fouls ina much improved defensive performance. Bridgetown got wise to the scoring threat provided by Darragh Kinch and Kyal Byrne and marked them much tighter in this quarter, both boys managed 2 points each and had more scoring chances but we're under increased Bridgetown pressure and just couldn't get the ball to sink into the basket. The final score of the quarter for the CBS came from the excellent Sean Kelly who for all his work in the game deserved more than 2 points. The score was sitting on thirty points to 28 for well over 2 minutes in a quarter dominated by defenses but a 3 point attempt from Bridgetown put serious pressure on the Arklow boys and despite a great deal of hard work they weren't able to get another basket. Bridgetown got one more score with a minute to go to ensure their win. The CBS team should be immensely proud of their performance and huge credit to the boys who didn't get on today for the support and encouragement they have to their teammates. There is a lot of potential in this team and if they all keep training next year there is potential to get further than a quarter final.

Congratulations to MVP Darragh Kinch with 14 of the CBS' 20 points.

Team on the day

Kyal Byrne, Jack Wolohan, Dylan Molloy, Philip Michta, Aaron Kenna, Darragh Kinch, Riain Dunning, Kristian Dowling, Sean Kelly, Cillian McDonald, Comghan Powell, Pauric Healy, Ben Zhou, Matthew Cullen, Sean Plowman, Cian Smith, Edric Chong, Leo McCallion, Conor Mollow, Sajeevi

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Well done to everyone who took part at the Wicklow Invitational Athletics Track and Field 2022. It was a hugely successful and enjoyable day for everyone.

Special Mention goes to the following Athletes:
- Well done to Owen Gibbons who finished in 2nd place for the Under 14 800m. Owen strategically built up his pace throughout the race, to then sprint past the finish line. Well done.

- Well done to Conn Kinsella, Adam Lacey, Sam Butler and Paidi Kavanagh who finished 2nd place in the Under 20 Relay. The lads demonstrated powerful speed in this race.

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- Congratulations to Brendan Kenny who had no problem securing a place in the Under 14 100m final, and earning his medal in the final for joint 3rd place

- A big well done to Conn Kinsella who not long after his Relay, placed 2nd in the Under 20 300m race

This year our Tug of War Teams for the day enjoyed great success:

- A massive well done to John Clune, Brendan Kenny, Sean Barron, Christopher Brennan, Remik Lipski and Owen Gibbons who won the Under 15 Tug Of War. The lads showed great strength and determination and this brought them a fantastic win

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Well done also to Adam Lacey, Oran Dunning, Callum O' Neill, Conn Kinsella, Sam Butler and Dean Kelly Farrell for also winning the Under 20 Tug Of War. Absolutely no bother to lads and another fantastic win.

- Last but not least, a huge well done to Paidi Kavanagh who came 2nd place in the Under 20 Long Jump with 5.34m.

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Very special thanks to Ms Merrigan for help with organising the day

Athletics training takes place at Arklow CBS every Thursday from 4-5pm. Couch to 5k training is also available each Wednesday from 4-5pm. Please see Mr O' Gorman if interested.


On Tuesday we had eight players taking part in an interschools golf competition in Woodbridge golf club along with students from St. Mary's, Gaelcholáiste na Mara and Glenart College. On what was an extremely successful day for our school, we had three students finishing in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Congratulations to Gavin Walker for claiming first prize with a score of 22 points, Mikey Murray in 2nd place with 21 points and Kasey Clarke in 3rd place with 18 points. Well done to our other golfers; Aaron Reddin, Sam Hampson, Bobby Desmond, Conor Healy and Ross Doyle Roche on their great performances too.

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