Arklow CBS take the spoils in derby game
Arklow CBS 2-10, Arklow Community College 2-5: The County Wicklow Post Primary Schools first year football championship started in glorious sunshine at Pearse’s Park on Wednesday with a game between St Kevin’s CBS and Arklow Community College.
The CBS lads dominated the first half and set up wave after wave of attack. However, they met a resilient defence in which goalkeeper Ryan Murray was outstanding.
Whenever the Community College lads did get the ball upfield they found the bigger CBS lads and Jamie Cullen in particular, difficult to get past.
At half time the score was CBS 1-5 CC 0-0, a margin that did not flatter the leaders.
Roles were very much reversed in the second half. The Community College team were transformed and gained most of the possession. They scored 2-5 in this half but the CBS also got some fine scores to equal their first half total and go on for a 210 to 2-5 victory.
The winners had fine defenders in Michael Walker, Keith Mordaunt and Jamie Cullen. Sean Hurley was a good ball carrier at midfield while Keilin Walker caught the eye in attack.
Apart from Ryan Murray other to catch the eye for the Community College were Michael Doyle, Vincent Lambert, Paddy Mellon and Olagh Redmond.
Arklow CBS: Sean Hudson, Michael Walker, Enda Dempsey, Jamie Cullen, Keith Mordaunt, Eoin Carroll, Sean Hurley, Malachy Brennan, Martin Gilbert, Kyle Jordan, Keilin Walker, Anthony Kelly, Nathan Doyle.
Arklow CC: Ryan Murray, Mason Middleton, Michael Doyle, Colin Kennedy, Sean Loughran, Sean Lennon, Vincent Lambert, Paddy Mellon, Luke Walker, Graham Whitmore, Olagh Redmond, Mark O’Connell, Keith Byrne.
First year Football: Coláiste Bhride 7-14, Gaelcholaiste na Mara 4-8 ; St Brendan’s 9- 5, Coláiste Raithin 4-4
The junior hurlers of Coláiste Bhride Carnew have been performing impressively against Kilkenny opposition. They defeated Coláiste Cois Siuire Mooncoin 1-6 to 1-5 and went down narrowly to Grennan College Thomastown.
They have now qualified for the South Leinster C semi final and entertain Wexford CBS in Carnew on Wednesday at 1 PM.
Meanwhile the County Wicklow qualifying groups for South Leinster Junior D and Senior C1 hurling are down to the finals. In the senior De La Salle College Wicklow qualified for the final when beating Abbey Community College by 8-7 to 7-6.
Their opponents will be St David’s Greystones and that game will be played on Thursday.
In the junior semi finals Abbey Community College Wicklow travelled to Greystones and scored a 5-12 to 3-6 win. The other semi final also provided away winners as De La Salle College went to Rathdrum and overcame Avondale Community College by 4-14 to 2-10.
An impressive St Mary’s College Arklow team scored a good win over a gallant Arklow Community College to reach the quarter final.
The School’s Board congratulates Leighton Glynn, a past pupil of De La Salle College, on his selection on the Irish International Rules team to tour Australia.
Leighton is Wicklow’s GAA ambassador and is available to the schools for coaching and promotional work. He is likely to be in much demand when he returns from Australia.