St. Mary's CBS
Congratulations to 5th Year student Adam Murphy, Tinryland, who won a Leinster Rising Star Athletic award. Adam has been recognised as the Carlow male juvenile star of the Year. The St Lawrence O'Toole's member had outstanding performances in both the high jump and the 200m this year. Adam who stands at 6'3'' has a personal best of 1.83m in the high jump and 22.6 in the 200 metres. He combines athletics with his ongoing preparation for the county minor footballers where he hopes to secure the goalkeepers jersey. Adam travelled to Tempe in Arizona last summer on a student exchange and so missed out on wearing an Irish singlet in Kent for the first time in the 200 metres relay.
CBS U15S SOCCER WIN
The u15 soccer team were in great form to achieve a 6:2 win against St. Kieran's Kilkenny. Impressive performances from Evan Lowry, Kelvin Corcoran, Brian Coady, Ross Dunphy and Luke Hand helped to gain a convincing win and a well deserved place in the final.
Our senior footballers suffered a narrow defeat in the first round to a strong Patrician Newbridge side in Hawkfield last Friday. Their 1 point loss sees their season ended but they gave a sterling display on the day. The game point from play, we slowly got a foothold in the game. It was point for point for the remainder of the half until injury time when Newbridge opened up a slender 2 point lead. The CBS started well in the second half with the aid of a stiff breeze. Tom Shiel, Evan O' Carroll, Ciaran Townsend and Eoin Lowry were all on target and helped us to a one point lead deep into injury time. Newbridge rallied and in the remaining 7 minutes of injury time scored 2 points to ensure a narrow home win and a place in the second round.
Our first and second year basketball teams took to the court on Friday last in the school gym against Heywood College. The first years were first to play and Lee Delaney, Lorcan Thompson, Mohammad Ismail Richard Dwyer and Dylan Keightley put in sterling performances . The final score was 12 -10 in the CBS favour. All players played their part in a good team performance.
The second year team advanced also thanks to a points total of 22 to 13. Luke Hand had an exceptional game with 7 scores. Luke Fitzpatrick, also played very well and the entire team fought very hard all through against a solid and well prepared Heywood team.