Today, the Junior and Senior Infants, First and Second Class had their sports in the morning in the Gym. Third Class to Sixth Class went to the UCC Sports grounds at the Mardyke at 12 noon to join the Secondary School for the annual Sports Day. Each class had a number of races including sprints, three-legged, wheelbarrow, egg and spoon and sack races. Sixth Class also had a novelty race involving having to stop at various points to don shoes and dresses! A great day was enjoyed by all.
The Sixth Class rugby tour to Bath went ahead despite the grounding of aircraft and the cancellation of the flight from Cork to Bath. The Sixth Class parents took the initiative in trying to arrange for the class to go by ferry when the flight was cancelled. Eventually, tickets were found to be available for the Rosslare-Fishguard ferry. All parents were consulted and the overwhelming majority were for rearranging to travel by ferry. Special thanks to Ms Anne McCarthy the Sixth Class representative on the Parents Council and Mr Niall Brown, parent, who pushed the right buttons.
The boys enjoyed the ferry crossing and withstood the two long bus journeys, first from Cork to Rosslare and later from Fishguard to Bath.
Three games were arranged for today: CBC had one draw, one loss and one win. The boys also attended the Bath v Sale Sharks match held at the Rec in Bath. Later they went to the cinema.
Adam McCarthy’s drawing, Sixth Class:
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
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.
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.
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