Presentation of the Sciath na Scol Cup

After a great game of hurling, the victorious CBC team are presented with the cup and medals.

The team members come up for the presentation of cup and medals


The Captain is congratulated on the team's victory


CBC has won the cup!




Finally, all the medals have been given out.


The spectators are delighted with the win


The Cup Final

The entire Prep School went to Pairc Uí Rinn this morning to support the senior boys compete with Dungourney in the final of the Sciath na Scol Roinn H6 Hurling Final.  Three buses and numerous parents dropped the boys out in time for the 11.30am start.  It was a hard fought battle between two very determined teams, but constant pressure from CBC put them well ahead at half time.  When the full time whistle was blown, the score was CBC five goals and five points; Dungourney, five points.  The CBC Hurling Team were thrilled to bring a cup back for the trophy cabinet.

The team lines up before the match




Some final words from CBC Coach Mr Steven Lynch

The game begins at a frantic pace

Breaking through the opposition

Going forward

CBC boys are fascinated by the hurling!


Hot pursuit


Every ball is contested


All eyes on the match

The tension of it all!

Last Day in School

Today was the last day in school for the Leavng Cert boys.  At lunchtime, many of those who had gone through the Prep School came down to have a look at where it all started for them.  They paid a nostalgic visit to all the classrooms, pausing in Junior Infants for a photograph (below)

Sixth Year boys visit Senior Infants Class on their last day in school.

The Glen Resource Centre

All the boys of the Preparatory School spent last Tuesday at the Glen Resource Centre.  Last year, Junior Infants to Second Class went there for their school tour and enjoyed it so much that it was decided that the destination of this year’s school tour for all the boys would be the Glen Centre.  Despite a little bit of rain, all the boys gave the Centre top marks for fun activities.  The younger boys finished at 1.00pm, thoroughly exhausted; the older boys stayed going until 3pm.

The mighty ball

Team sports

Enjoying rock climbing


The Centre has a wide variety of climbing activities

The excitement of zip wire

School Sports at CIT

The School Sports were held last Thursday (17 May) at the CIT Sports Centre.  The Preparatory boys had all the facilities to themselves from 9.30am to 12.30pm when their big brothers arrived from the Secondary School.  It was a great day of fun and experimenting with  various races on the running track, attempting the high jump and the long jump and finishing off with a game of soccer: each class had one of the astro turf pitches to themselves from 12.00 to 1.00.  A great day out!

Getting ready for the three-legged race


Going for the high jump

Clearing the bar in the high jump

Hopping along in the sack race


The sack race is keenly contested


About to hit the dust in the long jump


The "puck fada" competition

The wheelbarrow race is about to start


...and they're off...


Sixth Class three-legged race competitors at the starting line.

Sixth Class get ready for the final race of the day: the Novelty Race


A race to put on the dresses!


At the end of the race, the boys are transformed into girls!


First Communion Day

All the boys of Second Class made their First Communion this morning at St Patrick’s Church, Lower Glanmire Road.  Many other pupils attended as members of the school choir.  Later, the pupils and their families went back to the Prep School Hall for a reception.

The Choir boys take their positions before the commencement of Mass.


First Communion boys assemble before Mass


Meanwhile, back at the School, parents prepare the reception


















Some of the mothers (and sister) who provided the reception


First Communion boys enjoy the reception in the School Hall


CBC in Hurling Final

CBC have reached the final of the Hurling level Roinn H6 competition.  The game will be played next Wednesday, 30 May, at Páirc Ui Rinn at 11.30am.  The opposing team is Dungourney.  Arrangements are being made to get as many pupils as possible to attend the match and support our team on the day.  Entrance costs €2 for children and €5 for adults; more information later.

CBC Hurling Team

Second and Third Visit UCC

Second and Third Class enjoyed an interesting tour of UCC last week in the company of their teachers and some Transition Year boys.  As they made their way round the quad, stone corridor, etc, they encountered many past pupils of CBC, who were surprised and pleased to see them.

The boys were given gowns and ‘parchments’ in a mock graduation ceremony and various mementos including a biro and a bookmark with the ogham alphabet.

Second and Third Class on the Quad with their 'parchments'.


Second and Third Class on the Stone Corridor in their 'graduation' gowns

…Christian Brothers take the trophy home to Cork..

An interesting account of one of the matches played by the Prep School Bath touring group appears on the Avonvale RFC website, under the heading: ‘Vale fail to light any candles as the Christian Brothers take the  trophy home to Cork’.  The article reads as follows:

Vale 0 – Christian Brothers 2

“Having seen the Christian Brothers take apart several teams it was a fairly nervous start to our encounter with the Irish team. However whilst the tackling and scrummaging were holding up very well, the problem was at the breakdown.
“Christian Brothers were very adept at counter rucking and were able to constantly recycle the ball, keeping Vale under pressure, which finally resulted in a try.

“In the second half Vale came close to scoring on a few occasions but could not find any way through. One of the Christian Brothers big centres finally powered across Vales tryline late in the game for their second try. A loss but a brave display by Avonvale.”

For a full report on the tournament go to: