Congratulations to our Senior Cup team, crowned Munster Senior Cup Champions for a record 30th time. A hard fought and well deserved win for captain Scott Buckley and the squad. CBC 5 V 3 PBC
The boys in the Prep School enjoyed the celebrations when the team brought the Senior Cup back to CBC last week. They lined the avenue to cheer the team as they walked up to a whole school assembly. There were many familiar faces on the team due to the close connection between the Prep School and the secondary school and the players are fantastic role models for the younger boys. The team then visited the Prep School and gave the whole school homework off, much to the delight of the students!
Students at the Prep School are encouraged to support the secondary school teams in all of their sporting endeavours. The Jersey Presentation for the Junior and Senior Cup Rugby Teams is a much anticipated event every year and a fantastic opportunity for all boys on the school from Junior Infants to Leaving Cert to come together and celebrate the proud sporting tradition at CBC. The fact that many of the boys on the teams are familiar faces, having coached Prep School rugby in Lansdowne on Friday’s, makes the occasion all the more enjoyable for the younger boys.
Travelling to the games to lend support to the teams is an important part of fostering school spirit as seen below in photos taken by Joey O’ Neill in 6th Class.
The Prep School took advantage of a recent trip to Limerick to support the Senior Rugby Team by playing their own match against Scoil Ide earlier in the day.
Active School Week was a huge success again this year. The boys in CBC engaged in a variety of activities and workshops throughout the week, including completing active homework.
All classes enjoyed a talk by Gill O’ Shea on nutrition and were particularly interested as she spoke about suitable foods to eat before training or a match so that they would be able to play to their best ability.
The boys of 5th and 6th Class also attended a talk on Mental Health, facilitated by Martina Ryan of Cork Mental Health, an organisation that promotes positive mental health within the community.
The Senior classes all enjoyed a Circuit Training session with Paul FitzPatrick as well as a GAA Skills session.
6th Class took to the yard for some VERY active learning about An Aidiacht Shealbhach during their Gaeilge lessons.
Even the teachers got involved , with some wearing a Fitbit to count their steps and all participating in the wake up and shake up in the morning.
5th Class also arranged and led some fantastic playground games for the Junior Classes.
Well done CBC!! Stay active, have fun!
A big thank you to Ms. O’ Donovan for coordinating this annual school event.