Back to School

The new Junior Infants class assembled this morning and the momentous occasion was recorded by TV3 and the Irish Independent.  To view the TV3 news item, go to CBC on TV3.

TV3 Cameraman films in the Prep School yard, joined by his colleague from the Irish Independent, recording the new Junior Infants first day in school.

TV3 Cameraman films in the Prep School yard, joined by his colleague from the Irish Independent, recording the new Junior Infants first day in school.

New Prep School boys enjoy their first experience of class work in CBC

New Prep School boys enjoy their first experience of class work in CBC

 

The morning passes by quickly with interesting jobs to do such as colouring

The passes by quickly with interesting jobs to do such as colouring

 

 

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!

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

The Victory Parade

Thursday 29 March was a day of great excitement in the Preparatory School.  Many of the pupils witnessed CBC’s victory in the Munster Junior Cup the day before.  Winning in Musgrave Park in glorious sunshine was a memorable occasion, but what made it even better was the fact that the team captain, Gregory Roche, was a past pupil of the Preparatory School.

As on all such occasions, the winning team was welcomed back to the College with the cup the day after the victory.  The avenue was lined with pupils and teachers and the boys were clapped and cheered as they make their way to the main school building.

First to greet them were the boys of the Preparatory School.  As can be seen from the pictures below, they gave Captain Gregory Roche and his gallant team mates an extra special reception.

The boys wait for the parade to begin

One of the Junior Infants Class gets to hold the Junior Cup.

 

Greg Roche, Captain, is cheered by the Prep School boys

 

The parade moves on up the avenue to the main school building

 

Evening Echo Photos

Irish Examiner and Evening Echo photographers visited the Preparatory School earlier in the week to record the first day at school of our new Junior Infants class.  Some photos appeared in the Irish Examiner and the Evening Echo  yesterday (Tuesday 30 August).  TheEvening Echo pictures can be seen (and purchased) on-line by clicking the following links:

Boxing Champ

Tommy Hyde of Sixth Class is a talented boxer. He brought some of his trophies to school this week, much to the delight of the Junior Infants Class.

Junior Infants boys hold up some of Tommy's boxing trophies.

Junior Infants boys hold up some of Tommy's boxing trophies.

Second Class Come First

Second Class took the top prize today in the Feis Maitiu Choral Verse competition.  The boys were delighted to return to CBC with their big silver cup.  Congratulations to all the boys on their success.

Second Class on Stage at Fr Matthew Hall

Second Class on Stage at Fr Matthew Hall

Second Class with the cup they won at Feis Maitiú

Second Class with the cup they won at Feis Maitiú

Feis Maitiú Win

Joshua Fitzgerald-Roberts of Third Class, who came first in the 10 years and under recitation competition at  Feis Maitiú, displays his winner’s medal.

Congratulation to Joshua for achieving a First Place at Feis Maitiú

Congratulation to Joshua for achieving a First Place at Feis Maitiú

Cake Sale

A cake sale has been organised for tomorrow, Friday.  The boys of Fifth and Sixth Class will bring in cakes to sell during the morning break.  The sale will continue at 12.30pm to 1.10pm so that parents can also buy.  The funds will go towards the Sixth Class Bath Tour. Pictured below: Charlie and Tom with their birthday cakes, which will NOT be on sale tomorrow!

Charlie and Tom Healy with their birthday cakes.

Charlie and Tom Healy with their birthday cakes.

Christmas Concert Dress Rehearsal

The Christmas Concert will be staged on Thursday next at the earlier than normal time of 5.00pm.  This change is to suit the younger children who find the late finishing time very tiring.  Hopefully, it will not inconvenience parents too much.  The pictures below were taken at the dress rehearsal in the Secondary School Hall where the Concert will be staged.

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Individual Achievement

Congratulations to Robbie O’Flynn for gaining a place on the Cork hurling team and for scoring the winning goal last Sunday.  Also to Tadgh Quill-Manley for being awarded a certificate at the Irish Centre for Talented Youth, and to our class league chess winners.

Robbie O'Flynn, Sixth Class in his Cork Hurling Team gear

Robbie O'Flynn, Sixth Class in his Cork Hurling Team gear

Tadhg Quill-Manley of First Class with his certificate

Tadhg Quill-Manley of First Class with his certificate

Winners and runners-up in the Third and Fourth Class Chess competitions

Winners and runners-up in the Third and Fourth Class Chess competitions

Saltanat and Conor, winner and runner-up in the Fifth and Sixth Class Chess competition

Saltanat and Conor, winner and runner-up in the Fifth and Sixth Class Chess competition

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

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…”