Arklow CBS

School News for Week Ending 13.01.2023

School News

TY Self-Defence Workshop

On Friday last all Transition Year students participated in a very important enjoyable self-defence workshop ran by Close Encounters Self Defence Systems. The students really enjoyed the hands-on activities throughout the day while learning some valuable life skills in the process.

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Calendars for sale

Get your 2023 off to a great start with one of a fantastic calendar made by a TY mini company for just €5. The calendar consists of images of local businesses that generously gave sponsorship. available from Transition Year students.

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Row Hard or Go Home

Three of our past pupils Diarmuid O’Briain, Gearóid O’ Briain and Shane Culleton are currently embarking on an adventure of a lifetime rowing across the Atlantic. The Row Hard or Go Home 5 Brugha boat can be tracked at the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2022 website or YB Races App. Arrivals in Antigua can be seen live on You -Tube. The men hope to cross the Finish Line in Antigua on January 14th or 15th 2023. They are Fund Raising for the Laura Lynn Foundation, the RNLI and Rathdrum Cancer Support. Donations can be made through their website at

Soccer News

Hard luck to our u15 soccer team on coming out on the wrong side of a crazy, end-to-end, goal-filled game on Wednesday against Wexford CBS. The game got off to a good start with a Kyal Byrne goal on the 9th minute. The game was neck and neck for the remainder with Arklow CBS going in front on four occasions and Wexford CBS scoring an equaliser each time. Their final equaliser came with just seconds left in normal time leaving the game a 4-4 draw. Unfortunately extra- time did not go as well for us with Wexford getting off to a quick lead and the game ending 7-5 in their favour. Best of luck to them as they advance to the Leinster quarter final.
Goal scorers on the day were: Kyal Byrne (2), Mark Gleeson , Evan Whelan ,Darragh Kinch

Similarly, the first year soccer team played Wexford CBS on Tuesday as part of Wicklow/ Wexford league. We went 1-0 up just a few minutes into the match with Odhrán Cullen getting a superb goal. Sadly, Wexford shortly equalised with a great goal. Aaron Parle Kinsella scored an outstanding goal 10 minutes into the second half. Unfortunately, Wexford scored another goal with minutes to go, making it 2-2 and with a few seconds left of game time, Wexford scored a penalty, and then the final whistle blew.
Although this wasn’t the outcome we had hoped for, or what the lads deserved, we couldn’t be prouder of them as they played an unbelievable game.

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First-Year Parent Teacher Meeting

Many thank to all our first-year parents for attending their parent-teacher meeting online on Thursday. The meeting was a great success thanks to your continued co-operation and support.

Careers News

Sixth year students enjoyed an information talk on apprenticeships on Tuesday afternoon with Paul Cruise, senior training adviser for Kildare and Wicklow ETB Many thanks to Ms. Rooney for organising.

School News

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Coolgreaney Rd,
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Y14 RV04

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