MUNSTER U18 SCHOOLS WIN

MUNSTER U18s 6Last Saturday was a great day for the Preparatory School.

The College hosted the Munster v Leinster U18 Schools game at our Sports Complex, which was a key game. as the winner would win the Interprovinical Schools title. There was keen interest in our school as we had a past pupil (and current 5th Year Student) Alex McHenry playing with Munster.

Our school was involved also as 6th Class students acted as Ball Bays and 3rd & 4th Classes played a Mini Game at Half-Time. Our boys also provided a guard of honour for both teams before the game.

In a great game, Munster won 19-10, having lead 19-0 at the interval. Well done to Alex and all the Munster Squad. Our boys really enjoyed cheering the team to victory and playing some part on the day!

MUN V LEIN U18 SCHOOLS 51 MUNSTER U18s 17 MUNSTER U18s 18 MUNSTER U18s 2

 

 

CBC Prep vs Scoil Íde

CBC Prep School Fifth and Sixth Class teams with their Scoil Íde counterparts after Saturdays excellent games in the grounds of St. Munchin’s College , Limerick. More pictures to follow. Many thanks also to our supporters on the day.

 

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Sports Day 2013

The weather did not disappoint today, though rain was forecast.  The boys enjoyed a full range of sporting events, including the novelty race for Sixth Class boys.  Picture shows some of the proud Mums watching the race.

The proud Mums watch the novelty race

The Dublin Trip

The boys of Fifth and Sixth Class had a most enjoyable trip to Dublin last Saturday.  They went to St Michael’s first where they played two games against a St Michael’s side.  Next, it was on to the Aviva Stadium to enjoy the Ireland v Argentina match.  A splendid time was had by all.

Match action against St Michael’s

CBC dig out the ball

A dash towards the line

CBC Rugby Camps

RECENT RUGBY CAMPS were a great success, judging by the reaction of the participants ─ Prep School boys from First Class to Sixth Class and their friends from other schools ─ and the very positive feedback from parents.  Two camps are planned for this school year as follows:

October/November Camp: Tuesday 30th October to Thursday 1st November

March Camp: Tuesday 26th to Thursday 28th March

TIMES: 10.00am to 2.00pm

VENUES: Lansdowne/Gym/Astro.

The brochure may be downloaded from this site  by clicking: “Brochure”  and application forms are available from Prep School teachers

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

 

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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!

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

 

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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!

 

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

…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:  http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/avonvale/m/match-report-10776.html?official=0&fixture_id=667224

Bath Tour Trophy

At Tuesday’s assembly, the  Sixth Class touring group were proud to show off the trophy they won for beating all comers at the Avonvale tournament over last weekend.  Pictured below: Mr Dennis Linehan, Ronan Barry (Touring Captain) with tournament shield, Daithi Heffernan (Team Captain) vice captains Tom O’Connor and Paddy Kelleher and Dr Larry Jordan.

Avonvale Tournament Winners

The Sixth Class touring group returned to school at midday today after a very successful tour of Bath.  They recorded a famous win when they beat all comers at the Avonvale Bathford tournament and brought the trophy home to the Prep School trophy cabinet.

Touring Team Captain Ronan Barry in action during the Bath Tour

 

 

Touring Jersey

Mr Michael Cronin (of John Cronin, Oliver Plunkett St, CBC uniform supplier) made a last minute dash to Cork Airport this morning to deliver a set of touring jerseys to the CBC Prep School team, arriving just before the flight took off for London.  The Sixth Class boys designed the special jersey for the Bath Tour, something of a tradition for the last ten years.  The artwork went in very late and Mr Cronin performed above and beyond the call of duty by collecting the jerseys from the delivery depot in Little Island at 6am and arriving at the airport just in time.  He also took the photo (below) of the class just before take off.

The Bath Tour Jersey 2012

The team pause for photograph just before take off.

 

Bath Time

The annual Bath Tour has come round again, with this year’s Sixth Class boys  flying out to Heathrow Airport, with three Preparatory School teachers and many parents as well, early tomorrow morning.

Dr Larry Jordan presented each of  the 25 members of the touring group with rugby gear this afternoon in a specially made McWilliams touring bag.  A photograph of the group was also taken, which is reproduced below.  We wish the team all the best in their forthcoming games with English teams.

The whole school gathered in the Hall for the presentation of rugby gear.

 

Dr Jordan makes a presentation

 

Dr Jordan makes a presentation

 

Dr Jordan with Captains, Vice-Captains and other members of the travelling group

 

The Touring Group, including the teachers who will travel: Mr S. Lynch (left) and Ms McAdoo and Mr Linehan (right).

 

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

 

Rugby Fixture Saturday 1 October

Third to Sixth Class will be playing against Cobh Pirates on Saturday next.  Third, Fourth and Fifth should be dropped off at 10.00am for a 10.30am kickoff and should be collected at 11.30am.  The Sixth Class game takes place immediately afterwards: arrive at 11.00am; kickoff at 11.30am and collection at 12.30pm.  Directions to Cobh Pirates rugby grounds can be found by clicking the following link: http://www.cobhpirates.com/directions.html

School Tour

This year’s  school tour was on Tuesday 24 May. Junior Infants to Second Class went to the Glen Recreation Centre where they had a very enjoyable day of activities, including wall climbing.

The boys of Third to Sixth Class went to the Oysterhaven aquatic centre where more adventurous activities were on offer, including canoeing, boating, rope bridge crossing and other pursuits that involved getting wet and muddy.

Third Class out on the water in Oysterhaven

Third Class out on the water in Oysterhaven

Crossing over

Crossing over

CBC Prep School boys in Oysterhaven

CBC Prep School boys in Oysterhaven

Trying to get to the other side while staying dry

Trying to get to the other side while staying dry

Sports Day 2011

The annual Sports Day was held at CIT Sports Grounds this year as the Mardyke was not available.  A great day was had by all.  Sprints, three-legged, egg & spoon and novelty races were run off  for all classes from 3rd to 6th. Meanwhile, back at the school, the younger boys had their Sports Day on the Astroturf.

Concentration before the start of the egg and spoon race.

Concentration before the start of the egg and spoon race.

Sack race contestants near the finishing line.

Sack race contestants near the finishing line.

Sixth Class boys pictured immediately after the novelty race.

Sixth Class boys pictured immediately after the novelty race.

Bath Tour 2011

Sixth Class arrived back in Cork last night after a hectic weekend in Bath.  They played seven rugby matches over the three days at three different venues.  They also spent some time  sight seeing, culminating with a guided tour of the famous Roman Baths.  The touring team also found time for bowling, quasar and a visit to the cinema.

The Preparatory School touring group prior to their departure from Cork Airport last Friday

The Preparatory School touring group prior to their departure from Cork Airport last Friday

The team prepares to take to the field

The team prepares to take to the field

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The team is clapped by the opposition at the end of the match

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Group photo in the Roman Baths

Group photo in the Roman Baths

Interior of Roman Baths

Roman Bath Attendants?

Balcony overlooking Roman Baths

Balcony overlooking Roman Baths

Looking down on main pool in the Roman Baths

Looking down on main pool in the Roman Baths

The boys relax after their final match of the tour

The boys relax after their final match of the tour

Return Match

Fifth Class were guests of Scoil Cholmchille, Blarney Street on Friday last, to play return cricket and hurling matches.  All the boys enjoyed the event and it is planned to have some more matches before the summer holidays.

CBC Cricket/Hurling Team

CBC Cricket/Hurling Team

Waiting to Bat

Waiting to Bat

The end of a hectic game of hurling

The end of a hectic game of hurling

Cricket

A few weeks before Ireland’s famous victory over England in the Cricket World Cup, a cricket match had been planned between CBC Prep School and Scoil Cholmcille CBS, Blarney Street.  The match took place this morning at Lansdowne in glorious sunshine.  The fact that cricket has been very much in the news this week, made the event all the more enjoyable.

The Fifth Class boys from each school competed and everyone got a chance to play.  The final result: we want more cricket.  A return match is planned for next Friday morning when the CBC boys will be the guests of Scoil Cholmchille.

The boys finished off the morning’s sport with a game of  hurling on the Astro Turf.  What energy!

The Scoil Cholmchille Team

The Scoil Cholmchille Team

The CBC Prep School Team

The CBC Prep School Team

Action at this morning's cricket match

Action at this morning's cricket match

Getting ready to defend the wicket

Getting ready to defend the wicket

After cricket, a hurling match: hard to tire out these boys

After cricket, a hurling match: hard to tire out these boys