Rugby Tour to Bath

The Sixth Class rugby tour to Bath will take place this weekend.  The class will meet on Friday at 1.00pm at Cork Airport, flying out at 3.15pm. After arrival in Bath and settling in to the tour accommodation, the boys will take a walking tour of the city, followed by dinner and a trip to the cinema.

On Saturday, the group will travel by coach to Walcott Rugby Club for two fixtures.  The highlight of the afternoon is attendance at the Bath v Sale Sharks rugby match at the Rec.

On Sunday, the CBC boys will travel to Bristol University to play St Brendan’s and Avon RFC.  The game will be followed by lunch.  At 3.00pm, it’s back to Bristol Airport for the return flight to Cork at 5.00pm

Sixth Class Touring Gear

Sixth Class Touring Gear

Gear bags packed and ready for the Bath Rugby Tour

Gear bags packed and ready for the Bath Rugby Tour

Some of the CBC Senior Rugby team with Bath Tour Vice-Captain and Captain

Some of the CBC Senior Rugby team with Bath Tour Vice-Captain and Captain

The Bath Touring Group with some Senior Rugby players, with coaches Mr Steven Lynch (left) and Mr Dennis Lenihan (right).

The Bath Touring Group with some Senior Rugby players, and coaches Mr Steven Lynch (left) and Mr Dennis Lenihan (right).

Easter Rugby Camp

The Easter Rugby Camp, held from Tuesday to Friday this week, was a great success.  Seventy-five pupils in all participated: a total of sixty-eight from CBC and seven of their friends from other schools.  The first day was a bit wet and all the lads went home covered in mud, but the rest of the week was nice and sunny and provided more fun for the boys and less washing for their mothers.  Each participant was presented with a rugby ball in the CBC school colours as a souvenir of the camp.

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Principal Dr Larry Jordan and Munster Players Billy Holland and Duncan Williams visit th camp

Principal Dr Larry Jordan and Munster players Billy Holland and Duncan Williams visit th camp

Prep School Teachers Ms Sharon McAdoo and Mr Steven Lynch with some of the younger rugby players

Prep School Teachers Ms Sharon McAdoo and Mr Steven Lynch with Fourth Year assistant coach Daniel Wallace and some of the younger rugby players

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Rugby Camp Action

Rugby Camp Action

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Sixth Class Successes

Sixth Class boys Fahd Baig Mirza and Conall Williamson won medals in Cricket and at Feis Maitiú repectfully.  Fahd’s medal was won in an All-Munster competition playing with Harlequins; Conall won no less than three medals, all awarded for first place,  one in Poetry, one in Prose Reading and the third for Irish Singing.  Well done to both!

Conall with three Feis Maitiú Medals: all firsts

Conall with three Feis Maitiú Medals: all firstsFahd with Munster Cricket Medal

Fahd with Munster Cricket Medal

Fahd with Munster Cricket Medal

Theatre Makers

The drama group Theatre Makers came to CBC yesterday to put on a performance of Aesop’s Fables and Foibles for Junior Infants to Third Class.  The CBC boys were joined by the girls from Scoil Mhuire Junior School for the performance.Aesop 010Aesop 020Aesop 007

Music

Robert Hedderman, Fourth Class, entertained the boys from Junior Infants to Second Class with his trumpet playing.Trombone and Robots 003“O When the Saints Go Marching in…”

Mr Rajender Singh

Mr Rajender Singh, International Handicrafts Artist, Delhi, gave a demonstration of Paper Craft for all Preparatory School pupils this morning.  Mr Singh, using only scissors and coloured paper (no glue or pins), made flowers, garlands, paper chains and other decorations during the presentation of his craft.  His book, which costs three euro, is on sale in the Preparatory School today and tomorrow.  It gives full instructions on how to make 25 items from paper.Mr Rajender Singh 006 Mr Rajender Singh 008

Mr Rajender Singh gives a demonstration of Paper Craft

Mr Rajender Singh gives a demonstration of Paper Craft

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Open Evening

The Open Evening scheduled for Tuesday 9 March has been cancelled.  Parents interested in sending their sons to the Preparatory School who contacted the school over the past school year, were invited to call to the school during normal school hours in order to view the school in operation during a school day.  This policy has proved to be very successful.  Parents who have not taken advantage of this arrangement so far, are invited to phone the school (021 4559209) and make an individual appointment to come during normal school hours.  The parents who called so far, many of whom brought their sons with them, were very pleased with the insight into the school which the experience gave them.  It gave them the essential information to make up their minds as to whether what the Preparatory School was offering was what they were looking for for their sons.

Chess

While they waited to compete with the team from Colaiste an Spoiraid Naomh, the CBC Secondary School Chess Team spent some time with Third Class chess players.  The younger boys picked up a lot of tips and some of the conventions of competing in formal chess competition.Bro Reynolds Mass 019Bro Reynolds Mass 015

First Communion

Scoil Mhuire Second Class and the Prep School Second Class came together this morning to practice some of the hymns for First Communion Day (Saturday 8 May) under the direction of Prep School music teacher Ms Ruth O’Shea.

Hymn Practice with Scoil Mhuire

Hymn Practice with Scoil Mhuire

Brother Reynolds’ Mass

The Preparatory School pupils (apart from Junior and Senior Infants) and all the Secondary School pupils, attended a special Mass for the late Brother Reynolds this morning in St Mary’s, Popes Quay.  It coincided with his funeral Mass in Dublin.  Many parents, past pupils and others associated with ‘Christians’ also came along so that the large church was full to capacity.

Part of the large congregation

Part of the large congregation

Cillian Williamson on the organ with some of the choir

Cillian Williamson on the organ with some of the choir

Some of the First Class boys

Some of the First Class boys in the foreground

Death of Br Reynolds

As a mark of respect to the late Brother Laurence Reynolds, former Principal of Christian Brothers College, CBC pupils and staff will attend a special Mass in St Mary’s, Popes Quay, at 12.00 noon on Friday 26 February, the day of his funeral in Dublin, after which the College will close for the remainder of the day.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Brother Reynolds

Br L.P. Reynolds studied in Marino College of Education, at UCC and UCD.  He took his Masters degree at Boston College.   He first came to CBC in 1962 and also spent periods of his professional career in O’Connell School, North Monastery, CBC Monkstown, Mount Sion and Ard Scoil Ris where he was Principal and the driving force behind the building of the new school.  As a teacher in CBC, nothing was impossible to Br Renolds.  He trained the school choir, produced an opera, coached rugby teams and at the same time followed a heavy schedule of work in the school.  He was  Principal of Christian Brothers College from 1984-1994.   He assumed responsibility for the building of the new Secondary College and Preparatory School.  Any pupil who would like to see Br Reynold’s achievements need but look round him.

Easter Rugby Camp

Plans are well advanced for a CBC Preparatory School rugby camp to be held during the second week of the Easter Holidays: Tuesday 6 April to Friday 9 April.  The camp is open to Preparatory School boys from First to Sixth Class.  They may also invite their friends from other schools, numbers permitting.  To download the brochure for this event click the following: Rugby Camp Brochure

Looking Back on the Week

Third Class Science: Making Slime!

Third Class Science: Making Slime!

On Monday, Fourth Class took part in an indoor hurling competition.  After a great sporting day, the team reached the final, but were defeated by a strong Beaumont side.  Well done to all!

On Tuesday, Sister Nuala, a missionary Nun, called to the school and gave a talk about the Third World and how conditions there impact on children.  Fourth and Fifth Classes came together to listen to her presentation.

On Wednesday, it was the turn of Rang a Trí to take part in a hurling event.  They reached the finals of the Third Class indoor hurling competition.  It was a great achievement by all as it ws the first time that the class experienced this game.

Some Pictures from the Week

 

A Village in Bangladesh: this picture was drawn and painted by Saltanat, a new Fifth Class pupil.  Clearly, he is a very talented artist.

A Village in Bangladesh: this picture was drawn and painted by Saltanat, a new Fifth Class pupil. Clearly, he is a very talented artist.

Sister Nuala addressing Fourth and Fifth Class on Tuesday

Sister Nuala addressing Fourth and Fifth Class on Tuesday

Weekend Rugby Results

  • CBC v Bandon, Saturday 6 February

  • 3rd Class: CBC 25; Bandon: 20
  • Try scorers: Adam Moynihan, Richard McGinley, Reece Mintern, Peter Lucey, Jacob Coughlan Farrell
  • 4th Class: CBC 60; Bandon 0
  • Try Scorers: Robert Downey (2), Daithi Heffernan, Francesco Murray, Ronan Barry (2), Séan Lynch (2), Cormac McCarthy (4)
  • 5th Class: CBC 30; Bandon: 15
  • Try scorers: Evan Linnane (2), Sam Casey (2), David Love
  • 6th Class: CBC 15; Bandon 10
  • Try Scorers: Nathan Naqui (2), Ciarán McHugh
  • Fundraising Dinner

    Some nice pictures of the January fund-raising dinner recently came to hand.  Captions to follow; also more details of the amount raised and the projects it will help to finance.

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    Weekend Rugby Results

    • CBC v Dunmanway, Saturday 30 January

    • 3rd Class: CBC 60; Dunmanway: 5
    • Try scorers: Eoghan Fisher (2), Richard McGinley, Reece Mintern (3), Peter Lucey, Jacob Coughlan Farrell
    • 4th Class: CBC 10; Dunmanway 5
    • Try Scorers: Séan Lynch, Tom McManus
    • 5th Class: CBC 10; Dunmanway: 5
    • Try scorer: Tommy Hyde (2)
    • 6th Class: CBC 55; Dunmanway 10
    • Try Scorers: Stephen O’Driscoll (2), Tom McKenzie (3), Ciaran McHugh , Robbie O’Flynn (2), Alex McHenry, Tristan Gifford

    Science

    Fifth and Sixth Class boys go up to the Chemistry, Physics or Biology Lab for an hour of Science every week.  But even the Junior Infants enjoy simple scientific experiments in class, as pictured belowPrep Jan 10 018Prep Jan 10 017Prep Jan 10 021Prep Jan 10 022

    Non-Uniform Day for Haiti

    Wednesday’s non-uniform day in aid of the earthquake victims in Haiti raised the sum of six hundred euro.  Thanks to all parents and pupils who contributed so generously to the fund-raising effort.

    A victim of the earthquake in Haiti

    A victim of the earthquake in Haiti

    Senior Cup Campaign Launch

    A special ceremony to launch this year’s Senior Cup campaign was held in the Hall on Monday.  All pupils from Prep School and Secondary School attended.  Past pupils Donncha O’Callaghan and Tomás O’Leary were on hand to present the jerseys to the 2010 squad.  Best of luck to them!

    The Senior Cup Campaign was launched on Monday by Donncha O’Callaghan, Daithi Heffernan and Tomás O’Leary (front row) and Captain Kieran Stokes and Vice-Captain Cathal Gallagher (back row)

    The Senior Cup Campaign was launched on Monday by Donncha O’Callaghan, Daithi Heffernan and Tomás O’Leary (front row) and Captain Kieran Stokes and Vice-Captain Cathal Gallagher (back row)

    Prep School boys at the launch of the Senior Cup campaign

    Prep School boys at the launch of the Senior Cup campaign

    Sports News

     Weekend Results: CBC v Kinsale, Saturday 23 January

    3rd Class: CBC 45; Kinsale 15; try scorers for CBC: Jacob Coughlan Farrell, Rohan Keily, Adam O’Brien, Eoghan Fisher; Coach: Mr Steven Lynch

    4th Class: CBC 15; Kinsale 15; try scorers for CBC: Ronan Barry, Séan Lynch; Coach: Mr Martin Owens.

    5th Class: CBC 35; Kinsale 25; try scorers: Sam Casey, Paul Harrington, Tommy Hyde, Marc Burke, David Love; Coach: Mr Dennis Linehan.

    6th Class CBC: 15; Kinsale 15; try scorers: Robbie O’Flynn, Rory O’Mahony; Coach Mr Ian Rea.

    Chess Nuts

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    Weatherman

    The weather has been very much in the news lately and Sixth Class pupil James Keaveney has taken a special interest in how information on climate is gathered.  He built a weather station consisting of a thermometer to measure maximum and minimum daily temperature, a precipitation gauge to measure rainfall and a barometer to measure atomopheric pressure.   James constructed the barometer himself, using ordinary household items.  James then demonstrated his weather station, very ably, to his class.

    James with his weather station

    James with his weather station

    Rugby Fixtures for 2010

    • Arrangements are being made to reschedule the games that were postponed due to bad weather; these games include away games against Bandon and Crosshaven and a home game against Skibbereen.
    • 23 January: All age groups; Away; v Kinsale
    • 30 January: All age groups; Away; v Dunmanway
    • 6 February: Fixture to be confirmed
    • 13 February: Fixture to be confirmed
    • 20 February: u-9 and u-11; Blitz in Clonakilty
    • 27 February: u-10 and u-12; Blitz;  Home
    • 13 March: All age groups; Away; v Ballincollig
    • 20 March: All age groups; Away; v Skibbereen
    • 27 March: All age groups; Home blitz; v Youghal & Cork Con
    • 16-18 April: 6th Class Tour to Bath
    • 24 April: End of Season Fixture

    Dennis Linehan (Prep School Head)