This week was yet another busy one for Arklow C.B.S. with plenty of sporting action taking place amongst many other things.
Tuesday saw Mr O’Gorman take our athletics team to Rathdrum to participate in a 3km run in Avondale Forest Park. This was part of the Wicklow Schools Invitational Athletics programme. All our students did really well in what was a tough course against stiff competition and all won medals for their participation in the event. Well done lads, keep up the good work.
Under 15 Soccer
Tuesday also saw our Under 15 soccer team play a home game against Wexford C.B.S. in the Wicklow Wexford League. Wexford CBS scored a last gasp goal to level it. The game finished 2-2. Scorers for us were Aaron O’ Brien and ben Long. Well done lads and thanks to MS. Cummins for training and organising.
Senior Gaelic Football
Our Senior Gaelic football team travelled to Dunlavin on Wednesday to contest the first round of the Wicklow senior A championship. CBS came into this game as last year Senior B winners, Dunlavin as senior A runners up. While the CBS lads started brightly home advantage was key as Dunlavin ran out eventual winners. Ben Fennel marshalled the half back line very well. Sean Crowley & Tomas Lynch stood out in midfield. While Patrick O Halloran and Oran Walker ran tirelessly up front and showed a great fighting spirit. Thanks to Mr. Cosgrove for training and accompanying the students.
First Year Futsal Competition
11 first year students participated in Futsal competition on Wednesday in Woodland Oaks Academy, Bray. All students put full efforts into every game, but unfortunately we didn’t come out the winners. Well done to everyone who took part. Thanks to Ms. Rooney for bringing the students.
Student Council had a meeting on Monday 15th October. The new student council committee was formed. Ciaran Deay – chairperson, Adam Shanley- deputy chairperson, Oscar Hearn- secretary, Michal Swiergochi and Conor Nugent – treasurer. The student council is a valuable asset with the school and do great work throughout the year. Thanks to Ms. Rooney for organising. Senior Careers
Ms Whelan organised a speaker to come to the school on Wednesday from Griffith College to speak to our Sixth Year students about the college and what it has to offer. Students found this talk really beneficial and informative and many thanks to Ms Whelan for organising.
Garda Band Concert
Last Thursday saw our students perform with The Garda Band in a Gala evening in the Bay Hotel.The night was a great success and was thoroughly enjoyed by all those who attended. Many thanks to all of our sponsors and a huge thank you to Ms Lee for giving of her time so generously in order to ensure all the students were prepared and that the night was the huge success it was.
TYB Geography Field Trip
Thursday also saw our Transition Year students go on a field trip with Ms Toomey as part of their Geography module. Students were investigating whether or not coastal erosion and deposition was happening at South Beach. They measured the number of waves and their direction, examined rock samples and drew sketches of the coast. Students also measured the angle of the slope of the beach and distance between the sea shore and sand dunes. Thanks to Ms. Toomey for organsing and to Majella for accompanying the students.
On Thursday our U 17 soccer team played an away game against Wexford C.B.S. as part of the schools league. Unfortunately, despite our boys best efforts and goals by Joe Mc Geary and Kyle Nolan the end result was 3-2 to Wexford C.B.S. Thanks to Mr Collins for his training and accompanying the boys.
Glenart Woods Clean-up
On Friday our Transition Year students all went to Glenart Woods to participate in a clean-up activity organised by Arklow, Wicklow & West Wicklow Volunteer Centre. They started their clean-up in Glenart and made their way down through the woods to Ballyraine, tidying as they went. Students were shocked to see the level of litter in the area and it is certainly disappointing that a beautiful local amenity is treated in such a manner. Many thanks to Pauline and Majella for accompanying the boys.
Friday last saw all of our students participate in a non-uniform day. All proceeds raised were split evenly between the three worthy charities of Wicklow Hospice Foundation, Wicklow Cancer Support and Arklow Cancer Support groups. Many thanks to the parents/guardians and students for supporting these worthy causes. A cake sale in aid of these charities is planned for after the mid-term break, more information will follow.