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Week Ended 15th November 2019. School News


Arklow C.B.S. School News. Week ended Friday 15th November 2019.

Gael Linn Debates

Congratulations and well done to our Irish debating teams who participated in the Gael Linn debates in Presentation College, Wexford last Monday. The Junior Team made up of Niall O’ Donovan, Tony Xue and Patrick Dickenson were successful in progressing onto the next round and will be debating again within the next few weeks.

Unfortunately, the senior team made up of Conor Nugent, Gavin walker and Dean Harte were not as successful ach mar a deir an seanfhocal “Beidh lá eile ag an bPaorach”.

Well done lads and many thanks to Ms. King and Ms. Kinsella for all the work they have put into preparing the students for these debates and for accompanying them to the debates.

Gaeilge 24

Our Junior students participated in Gaeilge 24 on Tuesday. The students had a great day speaking irish for 24 hours and were rewarded with pizza and an Irish film in the afternoon. Maith sibh go léir. “Beatha an teanga í a labhairt”. Many thanks to the Irish teachers in school for organising the really successful event and for overseeing the whole process.

1st Year Trip to Roadstone

1st Years had a Geography field trip to the Roadstone quarry recently. The students found the tour very educational and enjoyable. Students were amazed at the vastness of the quarry and of the work carried out there. A huge thanks to Roadstone for their warm welcome and for accommodating our students. Many thanks also to Ms. Kinsella, Ms. Merrigan and Marie for accompanying the students.

TY Driving School

This Wednesday saw the first of our TY students head to the driving campus in Maynooth where they got to learn all about driving and care safety. The highlight of the day was when each of them got to drive the car with three of their friends in the back seat! This driving school has became an annual event in the TY calendar and is one that students really look forward to yearly! Many thanks to Mr. Heelan for accompanying the students.

Carlow Open Day

Some of our sixth year students went to the Carlow College Open day this week. Students were very impressed with the campus and found the range of courses on offer to be exciting and diverse.

Sixth Year Parent Teacher Meeting

This Thursday saw the first of this school years parent teacher meetings take place. Sixth year students accompanied their parents to the meeting and got to participate in the conversations. All involved found this method of conducting the parent teacher meetings to be extremely beneficial and informative from all sides. Third year parent teacher meetings will take place next week.

Incoming first Years for School Year 2020/21

Enrolment forms are currently available from the school office and on our website Completed enrolment forms must be returned to the school to as soon as possible as already a waiting list will apply for new applicants.

Gaelic Football

Our second year students took part in a Gaelic football blitz last week. They beat Gaelcholáiste na Mara in the first match and then went on to beat Avondale Community College in the second match. They now progress on to the semi-finals. Congratulations and well done to all involved.

6th Year Geography Field Study Day

On Monday the 4th of November the 6th year geography students braved the elements in Kippure to complete their river field work for their Leaving Cert Field Study. It was a tough day for all as the heavy rain made the day difficult for the students and for Ms. Merrigan, Ms. A. Kinsella and Ms Somers who accompanied them. The boys worked hard despite the conditions and have a great set of results to work with to complete their study.

TY Sports Activities

On Fri 8th of November some members of Arklow Mental Team came to the school and conducted a number of workshops with TY Students. There was an informative talk on the importance of physical activity and its relationship to mental health, there were strength and conditioning activities which challenged the students to use every different muscle in their bodies, and there was a Pound workshop which involved using drum sticks and exercising to the beat of music which really tested the students cardio and rhythm.

Under 15 Soccer

Wicklow Wexford Cup v Wexford CBS - The U15 team came up against Wexford CBS in the cup and unfortunately lost out 5-1. The game was tougher than the score line suggested especially in the first half where Arklow were unlucky to come in 2-0 down. The Wexford keeper was excellent and managed to produce a trio of phenomenal saves that would have brought Arklow right back into the game. Paidi Kavanagh was denied coming in from the right with a brilliant cut through on his left foot, there were another two shots from players in the box but the ball refused to go over the line. Jack Murray was consistently dangerous from the left hand side and opened up the defence numerous times only to be denied by excellent goalkeeping. The second half saw the Wexford men take their chances during an exceptional 10 minute period of dominance from them where they put 3 in the net. Arklow showed their fighting spirit and never gave up, which led to consolation goal coming from some hard work by Jun Jie Heung who rounded three defenders on a cutting run and played a pin point cross into the waiting Scot Kavanagh who slotted home from near the penalty spot. While the Arklow boys are out of the cup, they showed enough fight today that means they should be there or there abouts come the end of the league campaign.

Under 19 Soccer

Our U19 football team managed by Mick Walker had their first game of the year last Friday 8th November against a very talented Wexford C.B.S. side. The game got off to a very slow start. The lads were facing the sun in the first half of the game which made it very difficult for our defenders and goalkeeper but the lads kept the good football flowing through. Roughly 20 minutes into the game Wexford C.B.S. took the lead and shortly after made it 2-0. We were still playing good football and 2-0 was not a fair result considering the two sides were very even. We kept creating chances and knew going into half time that the game was nowhere near done.

Second Half

There were two substitutions made at half time Sean O’Neill for Dylan O’Reilly and Ryan Whelan for Luke Cummins, these substitutions turned out to be a managerial masterpiece by Mick Walker as Sean and Ryan had massive impacts on the game. The lads were starting to get the better of Wexford and the chances kept coming and eventually the goal came. Kyle Nolan played a fantastic ball into the box after making a run down the right wing and striker Jack Kavanagh surprisingly took it down and buried it 2-1. The lads got the momentum going and had Wexford rattled, Kyle Nolan had the Wexford defenders very nervous, the centre backs Owen Moore and Jordan Viera Kelly were solid, intercepting all of Wexford’s attacks. A second goal was coming and it did, a long ball over the top was was played and the Wexford defenders missed it, Jacko used his pace and rang straight at the goal and finished it off nicely 2-2. Wexford kept attacking as we got tired. Our goalkeeper Dylan Byrne was keeping us in it with a few fantastic saves. Wexford won a free kick at the edge of our box. The free kick was hit well and left Dylan with no chance 3-2 to Wexford. We did not lose our heads and kept putting pressure on the Wexford defence creating some outstanding chances. Marcel Kasperek got a hold of the ball, using his quick feet past the defenders and tucked it away brilliantly 3-3.

The game went to extra time. Both sides were very tired now and struggled in extra time, however good football was still played. No goals were scored and this exciting game went to penalties. The boys deserved to win as every single one of them played excellent and had done our Manager Mick and the school proud. The penalties did not go our way unfortunately and the lads who missed cannot be faulted as they had played 110 minutes of fantastic football.

We play Wexford C.B.S. again next week which is sure to be another exciting game of football and hopefully we will get the win this time. Fair play to all the lads especially our Manager Mick Walker

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