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Christian Brothers
College
Monkstown Park

Christian Brothers College, Monkstown Park, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Telephone: 01 280 5854 Fax: 01 280 5907


E: cbcmonkstown@outlook.com W: www.cbcmonkstown.ie Tw: @cbcmonkstownpk

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Contents

Editors note ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5

Message from Dr. Berry ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 6


Staff ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 8
Head Prefect’s Reflection ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 15
Class lists ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 16
Class photos ................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 22

Auf Wiedersein Frau Ryan .................................................................................................................................................................................... 32


Prizegiving ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 34
Debating.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 36
Arts Week ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 42
Charity Fundraising .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 44
Guest Speakers ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 46
American Tea Party.................................................................................................................................................................................................... 48
Open Night.................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 49
Home Ec .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 50
English............................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 54
CSPE.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 56
Br Dunne Oratory....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 57

First Year ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 58


Second Year ................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 60
Third Year......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 62
Fifth year .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 65
Sixth Year ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 66
Ski Trip ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 67
Transition Year .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 68
Musical.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 70
Music.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 74
Gaisce ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 76

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Contents

Gamesmasters Report............................................................................................................................................................................................. 80
SCT ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 84
SCT Photos ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 86
JCT....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 88
JCT Photos...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 90
France................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 92
U14s.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 94
U13s.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 95
U13 Wales........................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 99
Tennis.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 100
TY Soccer...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 102
Achievements outside of school................................................................................................................................................................... 103
Rowing........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 104
Table Tennis................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 106
Athletics ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 107
Basketball ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 110
Sports Day.................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 111

Parents Council......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 114


Past Puils Union Report ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 116

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Some of the photographic images used in this publication have been generously supplied by the staff,
pupils and parents/guardians. All copyright on these images remains with those individuals.

None of the material in this publication may be reproduced or transmitted without prior permission
from the school.

Editor: Ian O’Herlihy


Graphic Design and Production: Clikcreative.com
Printed by Sattal Print and Promotional Solutions

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Editor ’s Note

This year was another busy year for all at CBC, This year also saw us say goodbye to some
with success in all areas including academic, colleagues as they retired or moved on to other
sporting and extra-curricular. I hope that the challenges, Frau Ryan will be missed by all in CBC
annual in your hands is a fair reflection of the after 29 years in the college teaching German as
year and brings back some happy memories for
well as fulfilling many roles during her time in
you all.
CBC. We also said goodbye to Mr. Anthony Kerr
The academic year 2016/17 may be gone, but it and Ms. Emma O’Connor, both formerly of the
left us with some fantastic memories. Some of Irish department who decided to move to
the highlights of the year included the Vinnie positions closer to home having been part of the
Murray Cup winning campaign, The Junior furniture in CBC for a number of years.
Debating pair of Jack Palmer and Parsa Nasemi
winning the Leinster Debating Championship, I hope you enjoy reading the articles, seeing the
the Junior Athletics team winning the Shield for pictures and reliving the memories of 2016/17.
Best School in the East Leinsters, We also had a
number of pupils receive entrance Scholarships Best Wishes
to Universities for excellence in the Leaving Cert. Ian O’Herlihy

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A Message from the Principal

German result in the country. She will be a hard


act to follow and on behalf of the staff, Board of
Management and parents I would like to wish
her all the best in the years of retirement ahead.

On the rugby front great success with our


Seniors winning the Vinnie Murray Cup ably lead
by Eoghan Clarke in 6th Year. Eoghan showed
great leadership qualities throughout his time
with the Seniors and we wish him well in his
future rugby career. Coaches Mr. O’Donovan and
Mr. Corcoran along with the rest of the coaching
staff deserve great praise. The students enjoyed
the path to the final and the final itself!

Our Junior squad performed admirably in the


league qualifying for the draw in the Junior Cup
Campaign. They were unlucky to have drawn a
Dr. Gerry Berry As the academic year 2016/17 comes to an end very good Kilkenny side but fought the good
Principal fight in that match. Their success in the league
it has been another busy year for all in CBC
has been understated and credit must go to the
Monkstown. At this time of the year it allows us
players and their coaches Mr. O’Herlihy and Mr.
to reflect, recall and remember events, people
Montayne for the great work carried out during
and social gatherings that have formed part of
the season.
our academic year.
Debating success again was achieved by Parsa
It is with a sad heart that we say goodbye to Frau Nazemi and Jack Palmer in 3rd Year who won
Ryan who has retired this summer after a long the Leinster Debating Championships. Mr.
and distinguished career in teaching. Frau Ryan O’Neill their coach deserves praise for his
having spent 29 years in CBC Monkstown consistency over the years in achieving such
contributed enormously to the teaching of success. Unfortunately Parsa is moving to
German and the high grades achieved at another country next year and on behalf of CBC
Leaving Cert level. She has the distinction of we would like to wish him well and to thank him
having two students from CBC on different for his fabulous contribution he made to the
occasions achieving the best Leaving Cert school while in CBC.

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Our athletic teams had a fantastic year with sponsored by the school and the Parents’
many Leinster medals to their credit but the Council was a beautiful occasion with Brother
highlight of the year had to be the All Ireland Dunne being present. Following proceedings a
Athletics meeting in Tullamore. The star of the candle light procession was lead to the hall for
CBC performers was Shane Gevero in 1st Year the start of the Carol Service. Once again the
who won the All Ireland 100 metres and outstanding talent within the Music
furthermore collected a medal with the Minor Department was on show. Our boys in 1st Year
Relay team who finished 3rd. Further success in along with individual singers created a beautiful
the All Irelands was achieved in the triple jump reflective atmosphere in preparation for the
with Gavin Doran finishing 2nd and finishing 3rd Christmas. At the event Christmas boxes were
in the Junior 100 meters sprint. Finally well done presented to the Principal of Francis Street CBS
to all participants on the day, in particular Alex for the students within her school. She was
Campbell who narrowly missed out on a medal humbled by the number of collection boxes and
by 1 centimetre in the Triple Jump to finish 4th. thanked the Charity Committee guided by Ms.
These are fantastic achievements given the size O’Connor for their generosity in organising the
of our school and all credit must go to our boys event and for the generous donations by the
and their coaches for the fabulous work carried parents and pupils for her students.
out throughout the year. All athletes will have
another opportunity next year to compete and I would like to thank the teaching staff of CBC
we wish them the best of luck. Monkstown for all the hard work and
commitment to our students throughout the
The Transition Year Musical “Hairspray” lived up year. Furthermore a special thank you to our
to its billing again as the boys from CBC non-teaching staff who ensure that CBC keeps
Monkstown along with the girls from Loreto ticking over. Furthermore the Board of
Foxrock put on a fabulous show over the week Management carries the ultimate responsibility
prior to the Easter holidays. Again crowds were for the school and with such a burden they
enthralled with many standing ovations at the continue to guide and lead the school forward
end of each night. Again congratulations to the on an annual basis in a very positive manner.
boys and all the team in particular Mr. O’Farrell,
Ms. O’Toole and Mrs. Smyth. We look forward to 2017-2018 with great
optimism as we continue to develop the
One of the highlights of this year was our Advent College and plan for the future ahead.
service where we had the opening of the
Brother Dunne Prayer Room. The official Dr. Gerry Berry
opening of the Prayer Room which was Principal

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Staff 2016/17

Principal Mr. Gregg O’Neill


Dr. Gerry Berry Mr. Ian O’Herlihy
Ms. Emma O’Connor
Deputy Principal Ms. Katherine Lorrigan
Ms. Fiona Condron Ms. Linda Dempsey
Mr. Owen McNestry
Deputy Principal Mr. David Lewis
Ms. Fiona Condron Mr. Mark Feeney
Ms. Niamh Deasy
Acting Deputy Principal Ms. Carol Savage
Mr. Liam Murnane Mr. Andrew O’Sullivan
Ms. Noreen Fleming
Teaching Staff Mr. Sean Walshe
Ms. Claire Maguire Mr. Michele Macari
Mr. Brian O’Farrell Ms. Kate Ni Dhuil
Mr. Rory O’Sullivan Ms. Elaine Plunkett
Ms. Eve Roche
Mr. Cormac Redmond
Mr. James Finnegan
Ms. Aine Roland
Ms. Kathryn Ryan
Mr. Darragh McEvoy
Mr. Ken Walsh
Mr. Anthony Fay
Guidance Counsellor
Ms. Helen O’Connor
Ms. Alice O’Connor
Mr. Neil Ferguson
Ms. Pauline O’Toole
Ms. Valerie Sweeney Learning Support Staff
Mr. Brian Dooley Ms. Maire McGinley
Mr. Hugh Fitzmaurice Ms. Rachel Dunne
Mr. Kieran Brennan Ms. Amy Dunne Hughes
Mr. Ryan Corcoran
Mr. Conor Montayne Administration Staff
Mr. Declan Maher Ms. Cathy O’Brien
Mr. Sean Tuite Ms. Claire Fanning
Ms. Maureen Morgan
Mr. Anthony Kerr Facilities Manager
Ms. Ailbhe Smyth Mr. Ali Serkouh
Mr. Dermot Byrne
Mr. Ronan O’Donovan Caretaking Staff
Mr. Mark Kenny Mr. Peter Rudawski
Mr. Colm Rooney Mr. Damien Richardson

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Year Heads and Tutors 2016/2017

First Year Mr. Ken Walshe


Tutors Mr. Andrew O’Sullivan
Ms. Carol Savage
Mr. Mark Feeney
Mr. Mark Kenny
Mr. Ronan O’Donovan

Second Year Mr. Ryan Corcoran


Tutors Ms. Linda Dempsey
Ms. Owen McNestry
Mr. David Lewis

Third Year Ms. Claire Maguire


Tutors Ms. Katherine Lorgian
Ms. Helen O’Connor
Mr. Brian Dooley.

Fourth Year Mr. Neil Ferguson


Mr. Rory O’Sullivan
Tutors Mr. Anthony Kerr
Ms. Ailbhe Smyth
Mr. Ian O’Herlihy

Fifth Year Ms. Eve Roche


Tutors Ms. Kathryn Ryan
Ms. Niamh Deasy

Sixth Year Mr. Brian O’Farrell


Tutors Mr. Gregg O’Neill
Mr. Dermot Byrne
Ms. Emma O’Connor
Ms. Pauline O’Toole

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Staff 2016/17

Dr. Gerry Berry Ms. Fiona Condron Mr. Liam Murnane Ms. Claire Maguire

Mr. Brian O’Farrell Mr. Rory O’Sullivan Ms. Eve Roche Mr. Jim Finnegan

Ms. Kathryn Ryan Mr. Ken Walsh Mr. Anthony Fay Ms. Helen O'Connor

Mr. Neil Ferguson Ms. Pauline O’Toole Ms. Valerie Sweeney Mr. Brian Dooley

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Staff 2016/17

Mr. Hugh Fitzmaurice Mr. Kieran Brennan Mr. Ryan Corcoran Mr. Conor Montayne

Mr. Declan Maher Mr. Sean Tuite Ms. Maureen Morgan Mr. Anthony Kerr

Ms. Ailbhe Smyth Ms. Ailbhe Smyth Mr. Ronan O’Donovan Mr. Mark Kenny

Mr. Colm Rooney Mr. Gregg O’Neill Mr. Ian O’Herlihy Ms. Emma O’Connor

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Staff 2016/17

Ms. Kate Lorrigan Ms. Alice O'Connor Ms. Linda Dempsey Mr. Mark Feeney

Ms. Carol Savage Mr. Andrew O'Sullivan Ms. Noreen Fleming Ms. Elaine Plunkett

Ms. Kate Ni Dhuil Mr. Sean Walshe Mr. Darragh McEvoy Mr. Michelle Macari

Ms. Aine Rowland Mr. Cormac Redmond Ms. Maire McGinley Ms. Rachel Dunne

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Staff 2016/17

Ms. Amy Dunne Hughes Ms. Cathy O'Brien Ms. Claire Fanning Mr. Ali Serkouh jpeg

Mr. Peter Rudawski Mr. Damien Richardson Ms. Niamh Deasy

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Head Prefect's Reflection

At the end of Fifth year 2016 we had found out who Taking Part in as many aspects and events as you
had been chosen as Prefects For Sixth year 2016/17. can in CBC Monkstown is what matters, Making
I was delighted to have seen my name up on that myself part of the school is what I tried to achieve
sheet outside Frau Ryan’s classroom. Though Head in my time in the school.
Prefect had not been announced yet all the Lads
were saying how I was going to be picked. My reply From the young skinny little boys who Barely knew
was, “you must be joking lads, me? Head Prefect?”. their left from their right to the men which we have
become now, and I use the term ‘men’ loosely, in
Then came sixth year after a long and warm some cases only when it’s necessary and
enough summer, All Prefects were called over to appropriate we are still kids at heart.
the hall with the newly arrived First years. We took
our seats at the back of the hall while the First years The Monkstown men who I have shared my best
mingled in their tutor groups. All were settled down years with these last six years are the lads who will
by Dr. Berry and Frau Ryan, they spoke to the First be my friends for the rest of my life. A truly
years and the Few Sixth years of how honourable unbreakable bond between us is the result of all
and important a role becoming a Prefect is. Prefects the good times and the bad experienced
were then called out one after another to receive throughout our time together in CBC. I just want to
their badges. They had skipped over Myself and say how lucky I am to have spent these last six years
Jack Cunningham in the role call. I said to Taylor with such a good bunch of lads and Teachers who
Whyte, beside me “at least they didn’t forget our went from being someone who you avoided to
Badges”, to which Taylor Replied “You know well being your friend and fellow Monkstownian.
what’s coming next”. Mrs. Ryan then announced
Jack Cunningham as Deputy Head Prefect and then I hope that in years to come that none of us ever
announced Me as Head Prefect, I was ecstatic to forget that we are part of an 81 person famiy who,
hear my name being called out for Receiving a role whether they like it or not are Monkstown Till They
where you are thought so highly of by all, not just Die.
teaching staff of CBC.
Lee Wallace
My point is that it took for my name to be said and Head Prefect
to be told that I had received this title officially by
staff, before I believed I had been picked for this
role. The key thing to do in a situation as such is to
always believe in yourself but also to be yourself, I
attained this title from being the person that I am
inside and outside school. Now whether it be
volunteering for charity events in the school being
captain of the SCT or Manager of the Social Team,
It doesn’t matter, It’s about your character, and
having a strong character will stand to you for life.

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Student List 2016/2017 - First Year

1CSA 1KB 1MF 1MK 1ROD


Conan Brady Alex Brown Oscar Allen Michael Browne Michael Clear
Thomas Butler Robbie Byrne Max Borza Carl Byrne Liam Cullen
Aidan Cahill Sanjit Chidara Hugh Bourke Michael Chester Eoin Donnelly
Liam Carley Ben Clarke Liam Browne Noah Coffey Pádie Flaherty
Louie Claes Stephen Coen Daniel Clarke Conor Coveney Josh Flynn
Daniel Daye Aidan Colbert Adam Collins Mark Daly Conor Gaffikin
Jamie Collins Brian Emerson
Alex Dolan Conall Daly Charlie Garland
Adam Drea David Finnegan
Michael Finucane Conor Downey O'Connor
Cormac Flavin Liam Fitzgerald
Shane Gevero Barry Fenton Mark Gill
Alex Forsyth Ronan Greene
Dan Gleeson Sam Hughes Oliver Grennan
Joseph German Oisin Jones
Kevin Gleeson Adrian Izquierdo Ben Hickey
Ishan Ghai David MacEnri
Daniel Jackman Andrew Kavanagh Ben Houton
John Gleeson Ben McCarron
Mihail Kojouharov Cillian Kenny Victor Jennings
Fionnan Hyland Jamie McDonald
Simon McVeigh Jack Long Gavin Kirwan
Liam McCann Matthew
Oscar Moloney Joshua Mackey Mark Langan
Alex McCarthy McDonald
Nick Murphy Nathan McCoy Devin Lin
James Monaghan Samuel McGannon
Matthew Nolan Dara O'Brien Jack Mulhall Padraic Myers Osgar Loakman
Alex O'Sullivan James O'Brien Tadhg Mulvey James Charlie McLoughlin
Pierce Prendergast Cian O'Sullivan Alex O'Farrell O'Donoghue Cameron Murray
Abdul Rafferty Jack O'Sullivan Harry O'Neill Leon Reilly Sam O'Brien
Jamie Ryan Marcus Ryan Sam Vines Rory Saunders Charles Ross
Robert Theunissen Fionn Stack Jack Webb Ryan Scally Caleb Ryan
Max Tormey Adam Thomas Angelo Zabal Woody Sexton Felim Walsh

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Student List 2016/2017 - Second Year

2DL 2LD 2OMcN

Deyor Abidjanov Philip Bolger Marcos Alia


Finn Calverley Robbie Browne
Sean Claffey
Sam Cassidy
Christian Corcoran Sean Comiskey
Ross Clarke
Josh Curran Mark Cullen
Harry Courtney
Oscar Daly Peter Duffy
Michael Cregg
David Dunne
Jonathon Doyle Kel Cunningham
Calum Fenton
James Dunne Cormac Devaney
Daniel Frosi
Laurence Endersen Eamonn Doherty
Gavin Doran Hayden Hempenstall
Mark Gilthorpe
James Furlong Karl Kirby
Dara Grady Romero
Daniel Heeney Conor Lagan
Tom Grumley
Paul Jones Neil Langan
Conor Lehane
Daniel Kelly Oscar Lawlor Plazas
Matthew McConnell Dolan Conor MacGinley
Daniel McGovern
Matthew Moloney David McNamee
Kyle Mullen
Adam Moore Liam Molloy
Diarmuid O'Suilleabhain
Sam Montayne
Max Mullen Eliot Perry
Eoghan Murphy
Donncha Murphy Eoin Quinn
Rory O'Connor Lynam
Dylan Murphy James Rafferty Doyle
Eoghan O'Driscoll
Hugh Ross Peter Shaw
Ruaidhri O'Hanlon
Steven Ryan Jack Reynolds Isam Suliman

Ben Smith Michael Staunton Ewan Watson

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Student List 2016/2017 - Third Year

3BDY 3HOC 3KL

Conor Anderson James Burke


Sam Blennerhassett
Jamie Balmaine
James Brindley Maxim Comiskey
John Campbell
Naoise Burke Daniel Conroy
Conor Eivers
Nathan deBustos
Diarmuid Fanning Sean Cronin

Sean Farrell Calum Dillon


Sean Deegan
James Finnegan Michael Donnelly
Adam Doherty
Liam Forster Robert Fitzsimons
Seamus Flannery
Luke Holmes
Christopher Girvan
Jack Hughes Alex Lee
Tom Hayes
Adam Kilroy Jonathon McCann
Darcy Kavanagh
Christopher Langtry
Calum McCoy
Cian Meghen Kit McCann
Finnian Moloney
Sean Mulhall Dylan McGinty

James Newman Mark Newman


Ruadhan O'Riordan Ruddy
Marc Noone Cormac O'Dowd
Billy Rogers
Niall O'Donnell
Samuel Roberts Daniel Sedgwick
Jack Palmer
Oscar Sexton Evan Smith
Jeronimo Quesada Bretones
Rian Toner Patrick Smith
Jack Rowan

Joseph Speer Louis Whelan Alexander Solyakov

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Student List 2016/2017 - Four th Year

4AK 4ASM 4IOH


Kagiso Bolaane Patrick Boyd Logan Brady
Theodore Brady Jonathan Browne Adam Burke
Tomas Conlon-Cahill
Alex Campbell Daniel Drummond
Luke Dunne
Paul Dunne Eoin Fitzgerald
Eoghan Fay
Raphael Jimenez Ryan Hayes
Luke Hallam
Mark Kavanagh Gareth Hughes
Luca Haran
Charlie Kelly Conor Kelly
Eoghan Healy
Jan Hendron Noah-Neyl Kouadri Andrew Kennan

William Hughes Killian Lalor Oran Long

WanSoo Kim Donal Madden Ewan McConnell

Harry Loakman Louie McCarthy Daniel Montayne


Vincent MacMahon Barry McNamara Cian Murphy
Eoin Mahon Patrick Nolan Ryan O'Byrne
Gavin Martin
Oisin O'Hanlon Joseph O'Connor
Kevin Mc Gowan
Adam Patterson Orson O'Sullivan
Darragh O'Connor
Jack Read Daragh Power
David O'Doherty
Ethan Ryan Sean Power
Ben O'Farrell
Glenn Ryder James Reynolds
Ross O'Neill
Tadhg St Leger-Quinn Dylan Tiernan Niall Scully

Cian Tallon Alvaro Vila Lopez de Villalta Ralph Swords

Hector Vazquez Garcia Harry Wall Jake Unger

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Student List 2016/2017 - Fifth Year

5KR 5ND
Fionn Barron Jordan Brophy
Cian Butler Stephen Browne
Liam Byrne Conor Byrne
Jake Doherty Harry Crossan
Sam Dooley Alin Cusack
Thomas Finnegan David Donnelly
Alan Hickey
Tim Falkner
Conor Hughes
Eoghan Grehan
Abhijith Jyothis
Conor Higgins
Joshua Kenny
Sam Hurley
Alireza Khoddamvishteh
James Ievers
Fionn McGennis
Peter Jackson
Dannan McKeever
Calam Jones
Eoin Molloy
Louis Kinsella
Luke Nolan
James Lim
Mark Nolan
Zak McCarthy
Max O'Hanrahan Byrne
Ewan McGrath
Rory O'Shea
Christopher Pilkington Sam O'Hanrahan

Zach Sattar Dean O'Higgins

Harry Shaw Michael O'Neill

Sean Vines Aman Parary

Cameron Watson Max Read


Ethan Webb Sean Whelan
Liam Wolfe Luke Whyte

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Student List 2016/2017 - Sixth Year

6DB 6EOC 6GON 6 POT

Martin Bae Hannan Ahmed Jason Chambers Brian Barry

Rory Comerford Mitchell Brophy Dylan Chan Fiachra Behan Halpin

Karl Corcoran Eoin Byrne Finn Coffey Denis Blinov

Jack Cunningham Oskar Cahill Mark Cunningham James Bredin


James Donnelly
Gavin Dooley Eoghan Clarke Matthew Cahill
Callum Geelan
Ross Finlay James Clarke Jack Doran
Alex Guard
Darragh Forster Daniel Farrell Robert Doyle
Callum Kavanagh
Shane Gill Conan Hewitt Conrad Healy
David Keane
Ivan Golitsyn Kenzi Kouadri Oscar Hussey
Geoffrey Mahon
Sean Kestell James McArdle Robert Ivers
Denis McKeown
Paul Lehane Aaron McCoy Owen Johnston
Luke Murphy
Cian McGovern Leahy Jake McGovern Brian Loakman
Conor Newman
Patrick Moloney Daniel McSweeney Cameron Madden
Shane O'Hanrahan
Liam Moylan Niall Morrissey Robert McDonagh
Harry Swords
Gregory Noonan Ben Reynolds Lorcain McGrath
Mark Theunissen
Edward O'Sullivan Peter Richardson Conor Thorne Luke Moore

Luke Sheehan Declan Thorne Gavin Tinney John O'Mahony

Henry Spellman Alan Tiernan Daniel Walsh Aidan O'Toole

Mohamed Suliman Brian Toale Patrick Whelan Luke Sweeney

Lee Wallace Bryan Unger Taylor Whyte Eoin Vaughan

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First Year
1CSA
Tutor: Ms. Savage

Back: Shane Gevero, Daniel Daye, Daniel Gleeson, Oscar Moloney, Robert Thenuissen, Abdul Raffetrey.
Middle: Jamie Ryan, Aidan Cahill, Conon Brady, Mihail Kojouharov, Mathew Nolan , Daniel Jackman Kevin Gleeson, Pierce Prendergast, Ms. Savage.
Front: Alex O’Sullivan, Nick Murphy, Louie Claes, Max Tormey, Liam Carley, Michael Finucane, Simon McVeigh.

Back: Leon Reilly, Carl Byrne, Oisin Jones, Noah Coffey, David McEnri, Conor Coveney, Mark Daly, James O’Donoghue.
Middle: David Finnegan, Rory Saunders, Sam McGannon, Padraic Myers, Luke Devitt, Liam Fitzgerald, Matthew McDonald, Mr. Kenny.
Front: Woody Sexton, Jamie McDonald, Michael Browne, Brian Emerson, Michael Chester, Ben McCarron, Ronan Greene, Ryan Scally.

1MK
Tutor: Mr. Kenny

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First Year
1ROD
Tutor: Mr. O’Donovan

Back: Luke Sullivan, Devin Lynn, Gavin Kirwan, Oliver Grennan, Liam Cullen, Ben Houton, Caleb Ryan.
Middle: Osgar Loakman, Sam O’Brien, Charlie Garland O’Connor, Josh Flynn, Victor Jennings, Felim Walsh, Mark Langan, Charlie McLoughlin,
Charlie Ross, Mr. O’Donovan.
Front: Padraig Flaherty, Ben Hickey, Cameron Murray, Michael Clear, Mark Gill, Eoin Donnelly, Conor Gafikin.

Back: Liam McCann, Harry O’Neill, Adam Drea, Sam Vines, Jospeh Gernon, Jack Webb, Alex McCarthy, Fionnan Hyland.
Middle: James Monaghan, Liam Browne, Adam Collins, Jack Mulhall, Ishan Ghai, Angelo Zabel, John Gleeson, Mr. Feeney.
Front: Daniel Clarke, Max Borza, Jamie Collins, Alex Forsyth, Tadgh Mulvey, Hugh Bourke, Cormac Flavin, Oscar Allen.
Absent: Alex O’Farrell.

1MF
Tutor: Mr. Feeney

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First and Second Year


1AOS
Tutor: Mr. O’Sullivan

Back: Nathan McCoy, Fionn Stack, Adrian Izquierdo, Stephen Coen, Aidan Colbert, ,Conall Daly, Cian O’Sullivan, Robbie Byrne.
Middle: Adam Thomas, Ben Clarke, Marcus Ryan, Andrew Kavanagh, Barry Fenton, James O’Brien, Mr. O’Sullivan.
Front: Jack Long, Sanjit Chidara, Joshua Mackey, Dara O’Brien, Conor Downey, Sam Hughes, Cillian Kenny, Alex Brown.

Back: Eoghan Murphy, Ruaidhri O’Hanlon, Jack Reynolds, Gavin Doran, James Furlong, Daniel Heeney.
Middle: Eamon Doherty, Sam Montayne, Sam Cassidy, David McNamee, Philip Bolger, Kel Cunningham, Liam Molloy, Harry Courtney,
Ms. Dempsey.
Front: Michael Cregg, Finn Calvery, Paul Jones, Eoghan O’Driscoll Conor MacGinley, David Kelly, Micahel Staunton, Cormac Devaney.

2LD
Tutor: Ms. Dempsey

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Second Year
2DL
Tutor: Mr. Lewis

Back: Jonathan Doyle, Oscar Daly, Josh Curran, Deyor Abidjanov, Dylan Murphy.
Middle: Adam Moore, Ben Smith, Christian Corcoran,Conor Lehane, Stephen Ryan, Sean Claffey, Mr. Lewis.
Front: James Dunne, Laurence Enderson, Matthew Moloney, Hugh Ross, Donncha Murphy, Dara Grady Romero, Max Mullen, Tom Grumley.

Back: Daniel McGovern, Daniel Frosi, Conor Lagan, Robbie Browne, David Dunne, Karl Kirby.
Middle: Mark Cullen, Maros Alia, Neil Langan, Hayden Hempenstall, Peter Duffy, Oscar Lawlor Plazas, Eoin Quinn, Diarmuid O'Suilleabhain,
Mr. McNestry.
Front: Calum Fenton, Peter Shaw, Isam Suliman, James Rafetry Doyle, Eliot Perry, Ewan Watson, Sean Commiskey, Kyle Mullen.

2OMCN
Tutor: Mr. McNestry

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Third Year
3KL
Tutor: Ms. Lorigan

Back: Alexander Solyakov, Ruadhan O’Riordan Ruddy, Harry Halwax, Patrick Smith, Tom Hayes, James Burke.
Middle: Ms. Lorigan, Callum Dillon, Christopher Girvan, Daniel Conroy, Evan Smith, Darcy Kavanagh.
Front: Daniel Sedgwick, Max Comiskey, Dylan McGinty, Nathan DeBustos, Michael Donnelly, Robert Fitzsiomons.

Back: Sean Cronin, Parsa Nazemi, Naoise Burke, Adam Doherty, Oscar Sexton.
Middle: Ms. O’Connor, Miguel Gonzales Martinez, Cormac O’Dowd, Mark Newman, Louis Whelan, Seamus Flannery.
Front: Sam Blennerhassett, Calum McCoy, Sam Roberts, Finn Moloney, Jontahan McCann, James Brindley.

3HOC
Tutor: Ms. O'Connor

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Third and Transition Year


3BDY
Tutor: Mr. Dooley

Back: James Finnegan, Conor Eivers, Cian Meghen, Jack Palmer, Niall O’Donnell , Liam Forster.
Middle: Mr. Dooley, Jack Hughes, James Newman, Jamie Balmaine, Jack Rowan, Marc Noone, John Campbell, Conor Anderson.
Front: Adam Kilroy, Christopher Langtry, Sean Mulhall, , Diarmuid Fanning, Luke Holmes.

Back: Adam Burke, Sam Fagan, Orson O’Sullivan, James Reynolds, Daniel Drummond, Niall Scully.
Middle: Mr. O’Herlihy, Ralph Swords, Andrew Keenan, Sean Power, Cian Murphy, Ryan Hayes, David Linares, Mr O’Sullivan.
Front: Darragh Power, Daniel Montayne, Oran Long, Ewan McConnell, Conor Kelly, Vinvent O’Brien, Joey O’Connor.

4IOH
Tutor: Mr. O’Herlihy

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Transition Year
4ASM
Tutor: Ms. Smyth

Back: Louie McCarthy, Glenn Ryder, Mark Kavanagh, Patrick Nolan, Alex Campbell, Adam Patterson, Jonathan Browne.
Middle: Ms. Smyth, Patrick Boyd, Vishvajit Sundarajan, Alvaro Vila Lopez de Villalta, Barry McNamara, Dylan Tiernan, Raphael Jimenez, Charlie Kelly,
Mr. Osullivan.
Front: Oisin O’Hanlon, Donal Madden, Harry Wall, Ethan Ryan, Jack Read, Paul Dunne, Killian Lalor.

Back: Eoin Mahon, Jesus Nunez de Ballon, Vincent McMahon, Theo Brady, Cian Tallon, Wansoo Kim , Kevin McGowan.
Middle: Mr. Kerr, Jan Hendron, Ben O’Farrell, Ross O’Neill, Luca Haran, Darrgh O’Connor, Luke Hallam, Tadhg St Leger Quinn, David O’Doherty,
Mr. O’Sullivan.
Front: Eoin Healy, Hector Vazquez Garcia, Luke Dunne, Bill Hughes, Eoin Fay, Tomas Conlon Cahill, Gavin Martin.

4AK
Tutor: Mr. Kerr

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Fifth Year
5ND
Tutor: Ms. Deasy

Back: Luke Brandon, Jordan Brophy, Luke Whyte, Dean O’Higgins, Sam Hurley, Eoghan Grehan, Conor Byrne.
Middle: Ms. Deasy, Ewan McGrath, James Ievers, Peter Jackson, Michael O’Neill, Calam Jones, Tim Faulkner.
Front: Zach McCarthy, Aman Parary, Stephen Browne, Max Read, Conor Higgins, Alin Cusack, Sam O’Hanrahan.

Back: Cameron Watson, Dannan McKeever, Fionn Barron, Ethan Webb, Zach Sattar, Chris Pilkington, Liam Wolfe.
Middle: Ms. Ryan, Abhijith Jyothis, Sam Dooley, Harry Shaw, Fionn McGennis, Alireza Khoddamvishteh, Eoin Molloy, Jake Doherty,
Max O’Hanrahan Byrne.
Front: Liam Byrne, Alan Hickey, Sean Vines, Thomas Finnegan, Mark Nolan, Eoin Mannion Maher, Rory O’Shea, Cian Butler.

5KR
Tutor: Ms. Ryan

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Sixth Year
6POT
Tutor: Ms. O’Toole

Back: Eoin Vaughan, Robert Ivers, John O’Mahony, Robert McDonagh, Denis Blinov, Brian Barry.
Middle: Luke Moorem Luke Sweeney, Conrad Healy, Matthew Cahill, Oskar Hussey, Owen Johnston, Fiachra Behan Halpin, Ms. O’Toole.
Front: Cameron Madden, Brian Loakman, Robert Doyle Lorcan McGrath, Jack Doran, James Bredin.

Back: Harry Swords, Gavin Tinney, Callum Geelan, Mark Newman, Callum Kavanagh, David Keane.
Middle: Mr. O’Neill, Conor Newman, Patrick Whelan, Geoff Mahon, Jason Chambers, Finn Coffey, James Donnelly.
Front: Shane O’Hanrahan, Luke Murphy, Taylor Whyte, Mark Thenuissen, Alex Guard, Denis McKeown, Daniel Walsh.

6GON
Tutor: Mr. O’Neill

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Sixth Year
6EOC
Tutor: Ms.O’Connor

Back: Jake McGovern, Aaron McCoy , Conan Hewitt, Daniel Farrell , Eoin Byrne.
Middle: Ben Reynolds, Declan Thorne, Brian Toale, James McArdle, Eoghan Clarke, Peter Richardson, Alan Tiernan, Ms.O’Connor.
Front: Daniel McSweeney, Niall Morrissey, Hannan Ahmed, Brian Unger, Mitchell Brophy, Oskar Cahill.

Back: Edward O’Sullivan, Ross Finlay, Jack Cunningham, Patrck Moloney, Cian McGovern Leahy, Liam Moylan.
Middle: Darragh Forster, Mohammed Suliman, Shane Gill, Luke Sheehan, Gregory Noonan , Sean Kestell.
Front: Paul Lehane, Lee Wallace, Martin Bae, Rory Comerford, Karl Corcoran, Gavin Dooley, Henry Spellman.

6DB
Tutor: Mr. Byrne

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Frau Ryan

Frau Ryan
On your
retirement

Frau Ryan, Frau Ryan, uber alles!


How sublime your super style is!
No one can match your air and grace,
ebony and ivory lace!

A touch of class in haut couture,


the ragged males shown up, for sure.
A model for all who aspire
to shine in presence and attire.

Mutter to many learning Deutsche,


Ich and Liebe and strange words such.
Verbs at end and mad declension,
getting Frau Ryan’s close attention.

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Frau Ryan

Language, the very least they learned:


Duty, Virtue, and Reward Earned;
The Spirit of Armenius
and giants of German genius.

Students fitted for life beyond,


rich values bedded in au fond.
Tempers forged on grammar’s anvil
under Edelfrau’s hammer and will.

How really sad you have to go,


swept on by Time’s unceasing flow.
The legacy that you bequeath:
a standard that we live and breathe.

Those you cherish and cherish you


Hold your memory true and through.
Happy for you, still we’re crying!
We’ll miss you, Geliebte Frau Ryan!

Valerie
(Ghostwriter Eamon)
May 23rd 2017
F11

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Academic Prizegiving

Leaving Cert Awards


Name Subject
Niall Barry English
Finin Corwley Physics
Will Fay Chemistry and Rugby
Sam Falhive Biology
Oisin Halpin Music
Ben Haverty Classical Studies
Patrick Jennings Latin
Michael Kane French, Business and Irish
David Kelly Geography
Gavin King History
Bernard Loughlin D.C.G. and German
Thomas O'Callaghan Rugby
Liam O'Dowd Relegious Education
Patrick Rogers Art
Killian Shaw Applied Maths and Maths
Tom Wall Economics

Harry Wall Best Junior Cert

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Debating Repor t 2016-2017 by Mr. O’Neill

CBC Monkstown Debating Results 2016 competition is broken into two parts. In the first, the
‘league’ phase, all teams compete in three debates
Leinster Schools’ Junior Championship and their points from those debates are added
Winners – Parsa Nazemi & Jack Palmer together and the top 32 teams go on to the
Finalists – Donncha Murphy & Kyle Mullen knockout phase. This year we entered four teams:
Quarter-finalists – Michael Donnelly & Diarmuid Fanning third years Jack Palmer and Parsa Nazemi and
Michael Donnelly and Diarmuid Fanning and
National Junior Mace Debating Championship second years Donncha Murphy and Kyle Mullen
Runner-up – Jack Palmer
and Max Mullen and Dara Grady. We had three
Third Place – Parsa Nazemi
Finalist – Donncha Murphy
teams (Jack and Parsa, Michael and Diarmuid, and
Donncha and Kyle) who made it into the knock-out
Leinster Junior Mace Debating Championship rounds. Michael and Diarmuid lost out in their
Runner-up – Parsa Nazemi quarter-final to Kyle and Donncha, who went on to
Finalists – Jack Palmer, Donncha Murphy, Michael make it to the final along with Parsa and Jack. This
Donnelly & Dara Grady meant that half the final’s teams were from CBC,
which was an incredible result. Having lost out in
Loreto St. Stephen’s Green Mace Competition the final last year, Parsa in particular was determined
Winners – Parsa Nazemi & Jack Palmer to bring the trophy home to CBC. It was a tough
debate, with the boys on both sides of a debate the
Leinster Schools’ Senior Championship role of satire in the rise of far-right politicians. It
Quarter-finalists – Conor Kelly & Orson O’Sullivan forced them to engage with complex ideas around
how and why people make political choices and
This year the school’s debating teams the role of the media in creating and sustaining a
free society. In the end, Parsa and Jack were
demonstrated once again that we are one of the
crowned Leinster Champions. They are the third
top debating schools in the country. This success is
team from CBC to win this competition in the last
due entirely to the huge time and effort that was
seven years.
put in by the boys throughout the year. It comes
from large amounts of hard work, preparation and We also entered the National Junior Mace for the
practise and all the speakers this year were prepared first time this year. This is a competition where
to give up a lot of their free time at lunch, after speakers only get told the motion and position for
school and at weekends to prepare to represent the the debate 20 minutes before the debate starts, so
school. they have to be quick on their feet and be able to
analyse arguments quickly and really know their
At junior level, we had fantastic success. The boys stuff. Like Leinsters, there are four preliminary
entered two sets of competition, the Leinster Junior rounds before the Leinster final. Speakers must
Debating Championships and the National Junior participate in two of those four to be eligible for the
Mace. Leinsters is a prepared competition, meaning provincial final. These rounds took place on four
that the speakers received their motion and place Saturdays during the year, with four debates on
in the debate about a week before hand. The each day and the top four teams qualifying for the

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final. We had a great start to the year when Parsa quarter-finals where they lost out to a team from
and Jack won their first ever Mace competition in Loreto Beaufort who would go on to win the
Loreto on the Green in October, this would be a competition. It was a great first effort.
sign of things to come. After competing in two
further Maces, we had five students (Parsa, Jack, Unfortunately, we will be losing one of our own
Michael, Donncha and Dara) who qualified for the next year. After three years here in CBC, Parsa will be
Leinster finals day, which was held in St. Conleths in returning to Iran with family at the start of the
February. This means that they made it to the final 2017/2018 school year. It has been an incredible
80 speakers out over 300 who competed in the pleasure to coach Parsa in debating over the last
various competitions over the year. two years. He has been one of the best speakers
who I have had the opportunity to work over my
At the Leinster final day, speakers are judged on time as a teacher and coach. He combined a fierce
their own and are randomly paired with other intelligence, which always refused to just accept
speakers throughout the day. The top eight after sometime he was told without challenging it, with
four debates compete in the final for the Leinster an amazing work ethic, which saw him always
title. Parsa won the runner-up in the final in an striving to be better. His success in two years has
incredibly close debate over whether the Taoiseach been incredible (Leinster finalist in 2016, Leinster
should visit President Trump in the White House on champion and 3rd best speaker in Ireland in 2017)
St. Patricks’ Day. He, Jack and Donncha finished in and is all the more impressive for the fact that
the top twenty speakers and therefore qualified for English is not his first language. I have doubt that
the National Final. The National Final brought he will be able to turn his considerable talents to
together 80 speakers from around the country, 20 whatever he wants to do in the future. We miss him.
each from the four provinces, so getting there was
an amazing achievement by our students. After four I would like to thank all those students, staff and
debates, again the top 8 speakers compete in the parents who have contributed so much support to
final. This time both Jack and Parsa qualified for the the debating programme over the year. Our success
final, which was a debate on banning former has been built on that support and the hard work
terrorists from holding political office. The standard and ability of our students. We can look forward
of the debate was exactly as you would expect from with confidence to continued success in the years
the eight best speakers on the island: exceptionally to come.
high. In the end, Jack was named runner-up losing
out on a split decision from the judges to a student
from CBC Cork. Parsa finished 3rd. It was an amazing
achievement from two students who had never
done any Mace debating before the start of this
year.
At senior level, we only one team this year, Conor
Kelly and Orson O’Sullivan, both transition years.
They entered the senior Leinster Debating
Championships. They did very well, making it to the

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favourites (Castleknock Community College). This


meant we made it to the final and we were so
happy and nervous. We definitely didn’t expect to
do so well. We were put in first proposition
proposing the motion “This house would prefer to
live in a world where religion never existed.” We
knew that the opposition would talk about how
religion brought people together and gave people
purpose and meaning. Because of this we decided
to not only point out all the negatives that religion
has caused (sectarian violence and discrimination)
but also to have a point that countered what the
opposition was going to say so we could win the
debate early on. As second speaker this fell to me
and I decided to point out how people have a
basic desire to fit in, to be part of a community.
Using this, I pointed out how religion was merely
an excuse to form a community. Then I pointed
out how people may have formed communities
around their interests which in turn would give
As well as the prepared competition this year we them purpose in life and probably a happier life.
took part in the mace competition. Mace is all The judges thankfully liked our speeches and we
about thinking on your feet and that’s why in my managed to win the final. I also managed to finish
opinion it’s so good. Four day-long competitions top speaker of the day. It really was a great day for
were held and then the top 80 in each province us.
made it to the provincials. In Mace you’re only told The next competition was held in Loreto Beaufort.
the motion 20 minutes before the actual debate This time CBC had two more teams with Max
and the format is slightly different to encourage a Mullen, Michael Donnelly, Dara Grady and
more responsive debate. Donncha Ryan also taking part. Unfortunately it
The first competition we went to was held in wasn't our day and none of us reached the final
Loreto On The Green and although Mr. O’Neil gave after our first four debates. Loreto Beaufort
us advice it was my first time doing Mace. Only managed to take the day at the end of the final.
Parsa and I went to this competition and we were The next and last competition we went to was in
on the same team. Parsa had done Mace before so Castleknock Community College. This time only
was a little more confident but I got the feel of it Parsa, Michael, Dara and Donnacha went.
really quickly. We managed to win all of our first Unfortunately none of them managed to reach the
four debates, despite being against one of the final. However Parsa managed to come away with

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an award for the best speech structure and style our values and hypocritical as well as also
(best orator) throughout the day. Castleknock expanding on Parsa’s points.
Community College managed to win that final.
After a while it was my turn and before I stood up
Next it was on to Conleth’s for the Leinster’s and the debate was beginning to feel one sided with
Parsa and I, Michael, Donnacha and Dara all the opposition all doing very well. I decided to talk
qualified (you had to do at least two competitions about how by allowing these people to run we are
to qualify). For this competition we were all split promoting gaining power through terror not
up and paired with a random partner each round. through democratic, peaceful and fully publicly
Mr O’Neill gave us some tactical advice for this but backed movements. I said how in the future this
I went against it in two rounds due to being too would mean a healthier democracy. As well as this
nice where as Parsa took the advice in and used it I decided to mention how people like the late
to get into the final. Despite the motion being one Martin McGuinness still would’ve been able to
we’d practised he just lost out as the debate was have an inspiring role in the peace process and
won quite early on and he was put later in the that we weren’t proposing full censorship of their
debate unfortunately. A girl from Rataoth ideas. We were merely proposing to send out an
Community College who spoke second won in the idealistic message through the stories of how our
end. Also only Parsa, Donnacha and I qualified for leaders came to power not saying that terrorism is
the All Ireland’s with Michael and Dara just missing forgivable as the opposition were. We anxiously
out. Parsa was the runner-up best speaker in waited for the results and I was ecstatic to find out
Leinster, which was a fantastic result. I came runner up to Matt from Cork (Parsa’s
The national final day was held in Belvedere and partner) although I was slightly disappointed.
we were split up once more. However both Parsa We decided to ask one of the adjudicators why
and I managed to reach the final alongside two neither of us won and what we did wrong. We
people from Rataoth, one from Castleknock, one found out that I only came second on a split
from CBC Cork, one from Loreto On The Green and decision and that Parsa came third to me on a split
one from the Jes in Galway. The motion was “This decision. However at the end of the day both of us
house would ban people who were members of a were pleased with the fact that we couldn’t really
terrorist organisation from running for office.” Parsa have done better in the situations we were put in.
was placed as first speaker for the opposition and
I was to be the final speaker for the proposition. Both of us and everyone else really enjoyed the
Parsa talked about how we can’t judge people fully Mace debating year and are looking forward to
on their past and that they wouldn’t get votes as next year. That said, huge thanks to Mr. O’Neill
well as talking about how this ban would shut without whom none of us would ever have been
these people out of dialogue making things such able to do debating. Also without his coaching
as The Good Friday Agreement impossible. Parsa’s and sacrificed weekday afternoons and Saturdays
partner Matt from Cork then later talked a lot none of us would've been able to do as well as we
about how this shutting out of dialogue is against managed. Hopefully next year will go just as well.

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We were against some of the tournament


favourites very early on but managed to qualify
to the knockout stages. Three CBC teams were
still left in the competition, Donncha and Kyle,
and Michael and Diarmuid, along with us. We
were unlucky enough to get drawn into rooms
with some of the best teams in our first couple
of knockout rounds. We knocked out teams from
Loreto on the Green, Belvedere College, Ratoath
College, Colaiste Iosegain and Castleknock
Community College - all tournament contenders.
We knocked out some of the best speakers in
Leinster at the semi-finals, in an interesting and
tough debate where we had to argue in favour
of vigilantism. Some of our other topics included
the Guards and the homelessness crisis.
After a very hard journey, we reached the finals
and were drawn against teams from Belvedere
College, Colaiste Na Hinche and the second year
This year marked great debating successes for CBC team of Kyle Mullen and Donncha Murphy
the school and I'm very happy to have been part who phenomenally got to the final round! This
of it. After reaching the finals and losing the UCD was another remarkable achievement for the
Leinster debating competition last year, I had a school as it meant half the teams in the final were
lot of determination to win the competition this from CBC.
year.
We spent a lot of time preparing for the final. The
This year, having more second years joining us, motion was: "This house supports the use of
we had four teams representing CBC at the satire against right-wing politicians". We were on
Leinster competition. From second year: the opposition side with the second years
Donncha Murphy and Kyle Mullen, Max Mullen against us proposing the motion.
and Dara Grady, and from third year: Michael
Donnelly and Diarmuid Fanning along with Jack The final took place in UCD, and some teachers,
Palmer and myself to make up the four CBC parents and students had come to support us.
teams. The debate started and we ran a case about the
backgrounds of and reasons why people would
The competition started in late September, with vote for right-wing politicians like Donald Trump.
our first debate being about subsidizing the arts. For example, how most right-wing voters tend to

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feel marginalized in the society. In my speech I


talked about the negative impacts of when
satirical shows make fun and dismiss these
concerns and how this will make them even
more marginalized and more likely to get people
like Trump elected around the world. It was a
close debate. The judges took a long time to
make a call, but at last, they announced us as the
winners and Leinster Champions! It was a great
achievement and I am very happy to have won
it after losing the final last year. students know that debating is a great skill to
learn and one that can be very useful in future,
In conclusion, this year was full of debating therefore it's something you should definitely
successes for CBC, both in Leinster and also the
consider having a go at! And finally I would like
Mace debating competitions. Having had two
years of experience in debating, I still remember to thank Mr. O'Neill for all the help and support;
where I started off and how much I have and hope we can enjoy more successes together
improved since then, therefore I'd like to let other in future.

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Ar ts Week

“Be curious about everything, let your camera lead you


and let your imagination guide you”.
Wednesday was Funky Tie Day and lots of students
made a brilliant effort. In the afternoon the junior
concert took place and we were lucky enough to
have Bernard Farrell (CBC past pupil) to talk us.
There was lots of soloists and groups who
performed in addition to people reading out
stories.
Thursday evening was the main event of the week
running from 6-9pm, lots of art work, pictures and
students work was displayed in the hall. At 7pm the
concert began. It was such a brilliant evening, first
years right up to sixth years played as soloists and
March 2017 saw CBCs first Arts Week, it was seven in groups. There was a huge variety of music, Adele
days of fun events, concerts, exhibitions and to Oasis to ACDC to Ed Sheeran and some great
learning. singer-songwriters, even the German National
Anthem was sung! At the end of the show, a group
During the mornings music was played from of fourth years treated us to a unique performance
8:30am till 8:45am also every morning there were which will feature in their upcoming production
readings in a different language (Irish, Latin, and version of Hairspray.
German, French and English).
On Friday we could dress up as our favourite
Throughout Monday there was a science gallery movie/book character and everyone did a great job
talk, a UCD Arts and Humanities talk as well as the even the teachers! There were also several talks
senior concert jammed with great music. On throughout the day.
Monday afternoon lots of first years and fourth
years all packed down onto the pitches. We were I think that Arts Week was a brilliant idea, having
lots of guest speakers, being able to express the arts
all placed into a letter to read CBC ARTS from the
and being able to have the chance to perform. It
sky. The atmosphere was fantastic and we all waved
gave everyone an opportunity to maybe stop and
and cheered as the drone flew over our heads.
think a little more and be involved when they
On Tuesday there was a talk on working in the normally wouldn’t. It was obvious that everyone
music industry, a workshop on drumming linking had an enjoyable time and learned a huge amount.
body percussion and maths. During Tuesday In general, the high point of the week was the
afternoon there was an interesting photography Thursday night concert as there was incredible
talk lead by Daniel De Chenu from IADT and his musical talent. There definitely should be Arts Week
piece of advice for any young people interested in every year as it brings CBC together from 1st to 6th
photography is year.

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Charity Fundraising

5km for Mr Lewis and Educo Charity building


schools in India
It was a bright Friday evening at 4, around 40 or 50
2nd years gathered with the money we raised.
When we came down Mr. Lewis had tables with
pieces of paper stuck to them. Everytime you went
around you signed your name on the piece of
paper. So once you signed it 5 times you were done!
Everyone was really up for it and there was a great
atmosphere. We started just before 4:30 and
everyone was done by 5. The lads who finished first
stayed at the finish and cheered everyone else over
the line. I would like to say a big thank you to all
involved incuding all of our tutors Ms Dempsey, Mr
McNestry and Mr Lewis and year head Mr Corcoran.
A special well done to Mr. Lewis who ran the 5km
with a table on his back.
Neil Langan

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Guest Speakers

Mark Barry spoke about people


living with physical disabilities in our
community

Cllr Alex White

Laurence McKeown speaking about his


experience as a hunger striker

Michael Thompson from the Peter McVerry Trust

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Claire Lambe
Olympic rowing

Claire Lambe with Mr. Corcoran and Ms. Lorigan

Bernard Farrell

Tom Duggan life as an Irishman in the American South West

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American Tea Par ty

The Tea Party held in January during the Vinnie


Murray Cup campaign, was as always the
highlight of the Social Calendar with a great
dinner, dodgy dancing, the raffle and auction.
Everyone in attendance seemed to have a great
night.

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Open Night 2016

The Open Night was held in September and


was again a huge success. Our current pupils
were fantastic ambassadors for all that we do
in CBC.

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Home Economics

Learning about, developing an attitude towards


and for many of us altering some of our food
choices is what made us choose this practical life-
skills based subject. Topics such as types of family
& roles in Irish society, decision making and
clothing design were some of the other topics we
experienced during first year. The highlight of
course was cookery classes, which ended in each
of us having to design, prepare, cook and serve a
reduced-sugar dessert and scone, breakfast dish,
sweet & savoury dish for a special occasion or a
main-course meal for a coeliac/ diabetic under
exam conditions; a scary experience initially, but
we were not in competition with one another; it
also interesting to see what other people in the
class chose to make.
Second Year Home Economics began with
learning about textiles and designing and making
a textile based item using sewing techniques. New
Our first year module included learning about
information and new skills included hand sewing,
herbs – the school garden was visited to see, taste using a sewing machine and sewing in a zip –
and discuss how herbs can be used in medicine luckily no injuries were incurred and some
and in food preparation; the importance of colourful tie-dye designs were explored and
including vegetables in our daily diet – most of us implemented. Unfortunately, due to time
will eat peas, carrots and maybe one or two more constraints, the textile item was not completed,
vegetables, but, unless we had an allergy, we had but may get used as a starting point next year for
to taste a variety of vegetables in their raw state our third year craft project.
and then incorporate them into our module Developing an understanding of nutrition and the
cookery dish. All groups made either chicken or significant role of food in the diet came to the fore
beef burgers or fajitas from scratch – that included this year, with dishes made to assist our
mincing our own meat, making our own wraps, understanding including: using different types of
understanding the difference with cooking ‘real pastry, home-made soups and fish among the
food’ from raw ingredients, rather than using new experiences to confront us.
ready-made or shop-bought processed food, e.g. Finding out the importance of tasting our food
minced beef in advance. and developing a taste profile for food when

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cooking was an interesting skill to explore – projects with titles such as: “Comparison of social
adding salt onto food after cooking does not development of triplets”; “Social development of
constitute taste or how to create a true taste a 4 year old with epilepsy”; Impact of loss of parent
profile, but does contribute to high blood on a child (5 years) development” among those
pressure, a contributory factor in heart disease, a completed. SEC requirements are for a 1500 word
continuing health issue for individuals of all ages investigative project which includes primary and
in Ireland. secondary research with findings and conclusions
on any topic relating to child development
Third Year brought us into close contact with
between the ages of 0-12years.
Junior Cert expectations from day 1 – project work
started our year. I chose to do craft work – I learned Cookery practical took centre-stage from
how to knit, plain and purl knitting particularly. Christmas onwards. We cooked dishes for some
Others chose to do hand-embroidery on their international food/ diet related days, e.g.
picture frame designs. All of our work had to be Osteoporosis awareness day, National potato day,
documented in a folder with samples and reasons Chinese New Year which allowed us to try different
for choice explained. It was a slow process, but recipes and some new ingredients. The tasks for
was completed just in time for the exam in April. the Junior Cert practical were selected and we
Others in the class chose to pursue child-care concentrated our Saturday mornings to develop

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understanding food labels, including the ‘traffic-


light system’ and investigating ethnic dishes made
this an interesting module to participate in.
At senior cycle, for 8 of us, Home Economics was a
subject that we had enjoyed since first year. For the
remainder, it was a new subject, starting from
scratch. Our competitive edge started from day
one, although our application took the slow route
to develop. Like all subjects at Leaving certificate,
Home Economics becomes more indepth.
Nutrition, Resource Management, Social Studies &
Consumerism require understanding, analysis and
application based skills. Food studies journal
requires research, analysis, implementation and
evaluation skills to be developed to a high
standard. Onwards to Leaving Certificate –
Scientific & Social, 2018!

our selected dishes to the time allowed and to


showcase our skill-set learned over the last 2½
years. Problem solving, pair-share work and
individual self-directed learning focused us for the
written paper in June.
In TY, Home Economics was a module of 11 weeks.
Since only 10 of us had done Home Economics at
Junior Cert, for the majority, this was a new
experience. The first module had cake-making for
the Alzheimer coffee morning to begin with.
Practicing whisking, melting, creaming method
(which we had never heard of before) was brought
home to reality by the fact that people were going
to eat our cakes after we had made them, so we
had to get them right first time; no pressure then!
Learning about ‘free-sugars’, nutrition for our age
group, developing skills in bread-making,

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Welcoming back Mark Moriarty Opening of the new Home Economics room
Though working a busy schedule travelling the Friday, 2nd December allowed the Board of
world to various restaurants and food opportunities Management, students of Home Economics and
with top class chefs, past student Mark Moriarty their parents, staff and former teachers of Home
found time to visit the school on Friday, 2nd Economics in CBC to celebrate the opening of the
new Home Economics room.
December, 2016. His plan: to give a workshop on
finger food/ canapés to the current third year Saying farewell to the basement and moving centre
students, to develop their understanding of stage in a fresh, modern looking ground floor room
near to the offices and meeting areas for parents &
presentation and demonstrate how to develop a
staff, the Home Economics department began the
taste profile in the food dishes that they prepare. Our
next phase in its continuation in CBC, Monkstown
class was divided into three groups to make the Park.
canapés designed using local ingredients: beef with
Former teacher, Margaret Mc Closkey was in
oyster, fermented turnip & cheese and hay smoked
attendance to see how the subject had evolved
salmon, which we then produced in class ourselves from its initial introduction in September 1998.
from scratch for the opening of the new Home Parents of current students came by to show their
Economics room. support for the life-skill opportunities afforded to
their son’s through Home Economics.
Mark & Mr. Dooley worked with each of the groups
ensuring that we knew the various steps to follow to Student work was showcased both in visual form
make each of the canapés – what seemed easy,
and in practical demonstrations on the day –
Cormac & Alex meatball comparison exercise; Mark
included many complex and new skills that required
& Luke’s yeast making exercise and the third year
focus from each of us. students who prepared the canapés for the
gathered guests.
Opening ceremony was carried out by Board of
Management chairperson, Gerry Horgan and past
student and San Pellegrino World young Chef
(2015), Mark Moriarty.

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English

This Day by Oscar Daly 2DL Takeoff by Harry Courtney 2LD


Dublin Airport An airport
5 a.m. At dawn
Planes getting ready
Dark to take
turning to morning you away
Fog Magazines and drinks
hard to see. And trolleys serving food
But not yet
But, not yet! A flight attendant shows us actions
Unloading bags….. that could save our lives
in an acccident
Security check points. Seat belts fasten
Engines roar
Departures and Arrivals. Wheels lifting off the ground
Announcements.

Coffee shops
Duty-Free The Sun by Ben McCarron 1MK
Bustling Noises Shining brightly, now the sun
Excitement in the air lights the day with lots of fun.
Sending out a solar flare,
Plane Departing Blinding all who dare to stare.
Giving life to all below,
Fasten Seat belt. Shooting down shining arrow.
The sun is a burning ball of fire,
Giving life to all who desire.

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A Rugby Pitch by David McNamee 2LD This Moment by Daniel Kelly 2LD
A rugby pitch A town.
at 11 a.m. At midnight.

Grass swaying lightly Street lights get ready to beam


Luscious green with marvellous Autumn Through the fog.
leaves
Glistening on the honey filled bark Empty houses and dark alleys
And a fresh smell of the sea.
The ball being thrown
One flick of the fingers at a time But not yet.

But not yet One road is deserted.


Another is busy as an anthill.
One tackle is soft as the very same leaves on
that very same tree A child peersout her window
One tackle is strong as a serpents grasp Onto the street below.
Silence
A young scrum-half rummages to find the
ball Lights beam.
that is submerged among the bodies of men Children dream.
Empty whispers in the dark.
The whistle screams
The shouting ends
The fighting is complete

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CSPE – Speaker on Homelessness

Louis Whelan and I decided to our Junior committee of €100 towards the work of the
Certificate CSPE Action project on Peter Mc Verry Trust.
homelessness. Comment about the issue in
Ireland today. Upon Michael’s arrival, Louis and I greeted him
in reception and he was pleased to meet us.
We decided to invite in a speaker from a We walked with him to our class where he set
Dublin homeless charity to inform us about
up his power-point and gave the talk for 40
the situation of homelessness in Ireland today.
minutes. He identified the reality facts and
I contacted the Peter Mc Verry trust, and was
statistics about homelessness in Ireland today.
put in touch with Michael Thompson, who
came to the school on November 29th to talk For myself, I am more aware of the seriousness
with 3HOC on the issue. of the situation, and am glad that we made a
contribution to the work that they undertake
We worked with the school charity 24/7/365.
committee, and its organiser, Ms. O’Connor to
give a donation on behalf of our class/ charity (A. Doherty & Louis Whelan, 3HOC)

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School Trips - First Year

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Third Year Retreat to Ovoca Manor

Lots enjoyed the Spider’s Web: “We also learnt


how to work as a team in the Spider Web game
we did. We had to trust our teammates that they
would carry us safely through the holes 2 ft
above the ground.” “I also liked the spider’s web
because it was a teamwork exercise that relied
on trust and co-operation in the group.”
For others the Wall Climb was tough but
instructive: “My favourite thing on the retreat was
the wall climb. It was very high up… I could take
a lot of things from this retreat - sometimes you
are going to come across obstacles in life, like on
the climbing wall, when you don’t know where
to go. Sometimes you just have to go for it!”
The work indoors also struck a chord: “I also
enjoyed the games we played inside and felt I
learnt the most here, listening to the leaders and
answering tough questions. I would highly
This year’s retreat for Third Years certainly got recommend Ovoca Manor as you will
everyone thinking. Clearly the location and the undoubtedly learn a lot, have a good time and
atmosphere were both great: “Instructors and feel closer to God.” “The guys told us about
classmates brought a great atmosphere while building our life around something solid through
we were there.” “I enjoyed the valley of Avoca. It a parable Jesus told. Eric’s story that he told us
about nearly losing his music, which was his only
was nice and simple. This allowed you to reflect
hobby, made me learn a lot. It showed him the
and have a clear mind.”
important things in life and it made me realise
There were several highlights: The Leap of Faith the important things in life too.”
was very thought-provoking: “I liked the leap of “What I liked about the retreat was that when we
faith on our retreat to Ovoca Manor - it was discussed the idea of having a stronger faith we
terrifying when you were standing on the got to do stuff like team challenges and rock
wooden podium 12 ft up and then you had to climbing, while thinking about the things we
jump onto a bar in mid-air.” “I liked the leap of discussed.” “Some of the activities were inspired
faith - it gave me confidence to trust myself that by questions about the meaning of life and by
I could do it.”“It made me realise that sometimes moral decision-making. At the end of the day I
you just have to trust that everything will be ok.” felt stronger - spiritually and mentally.”

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Third Year - The Crocus Project

Inspired by the Holocaust Education Trust the lads


planted yellow crocuses to recall the yellow Stars of
David that Jews were forced to wear by the Nazis.
The bulbs were planted in a hidden corner of the
grounds in October and symbolise the patient and
quiet way that tolerance and respect can grow. The
crocuses are some of the first flowers to bloom after
the dark days of winter and symbolise the strength
and endurance of religious tolerance and respect,
while also reminding us of the many people,
especially young people, who died in the
Holocaust. In remembering them, we remind
ourselves to work for tolerance and justice
throughout the world.

This year when the Third Year students were


studying symbols, they undertook the painting of
a Holocaust memorial corner outside NB1. The
Crocus Project is an international initiative that
began in 2005. This year the lads of 3HOC joined
over 90,000 young people throughout Europe
involved in the Crocus Project.

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Fifth Year

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Transition Year - Musical

attendance at the singing rehearsals. We even


risked having the the show cut to only 3 nights
because of the poor attendance!

As the weeks went by we couldn’t believe how


hard putting on a show was. When it came to the
dress rehearsal three days prior to the show, we
realised we were in trouble. It was our first time
running the show straight through without any
pauses, and we couldn’t believe how badly it
went.

Mr. O’Farrell and Ms. O’Toole described it as a “car


crash.” The leads were told that our lines are
being rushed and not being said loud enough,
not to mention all the long pauses on stage
when someone forgot their lines. The ensembles
still hadn’t memorised the lyrics and harmony
After the auditions when all the parts were cast, lines to every song, and still couldn't remember
the dance steps. We were all convinced at that
we started rehearsals for ‘Hairspray’ in early
point that the show would be a complete
January. The musical was what I was most
disaster.
excited about when I started TY, and I was
delighted to get a main part. Rehearsals However, when the curtains opened on opening
consisted of the leads doing acting with Ms. night, something magical happened. We all
Smyth during the weekends, with the full cast went on stage with a positive attitude, and
doing singing rehearsals with the Musical somehow, everything seemed to be going right.
Director, Emer, throughout the week. After the By the time we got to our closing number- ‘You
leads did our first read through of the script, we Can’t Stop the Beat,’ we had the audience on
realised how suited everyone was to their roles. their feet! The success of opening night
continued for the rest of the week. Seeing a
However, we faced many problems during the packed hall every night made all the hard work
first few weeks of rehearsals. The leads were told worthwhile, and we received such positive
that we weren’t singing loud enough, and we feedback from the audience. I will never forget
were reprimanded many times for not having full the crowd’s reaction after every musical number.

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The week of the musical was very hectic, but it


was definitely the highlight of my year. We were
all devastated when the curtains closed for the
last time on closing night. It was truly an
unforgettable, rewarding experience. I’m glad all
the stress and hard work leading up to the show
paid off in the end.

I’d like to thank all the parents who helped out


backstage, Emer, Cilla (Coreographer), Ms. Smyth,
Ms. O’Toole, and Mr. O’Farrell for not giving up on
us, and for all the work they put into this years
production of ‘Hairspray.’ I think we made them
proud in the end.

Raphael Jimenez 4asm

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Music

had written in the book “Brainstorms”. Devin,


Oscar and Thomas performed a song, then
Simon, Oliver, Cormac and Barry played some
what I believe to be rock.
Second years started to go up next. Mark and
David played a piano duet. They were followed
by an act that played the guitar and the cajon
and then David returned with a piano solo
followed by another by Matthew. Then another
pianist called Donnacha played a piece, followed
by a guitar solo by Kel. The first year music class
played two songs which was followed Sam
Montayne telling a very spooky story, followed
lastly by the second year music class who also
played two songs before the concert ended.
Report by Eoin Donnelly

Before the concert began, past pupil Bernard


Farrell gave us all a speech on his success as a
playwright. He said that his plays had been
translated into multiple languages. He talked to
us about “the arts” and how back in his day they
were not taught it as much as today. Now
however the system has improved since then
and we are taught much more.
After Mr. Farrell’s speech, a few first years went
up. The first performance was by Cormac, Aidan
and Hugh (their surnames were not mentioned).
They performed a song where Cormac sang,
Hugh played guitar and Aidan was on drums.
The acts continued with Mitch doing a guitar
solo, Eoin Byrne (sixth year) reading a story he

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An Gaisce

and get nothing but bad press”, he created the


template for the award that has been adapted
for young teenagers throughout the world. In
Ireland, the Gaisce Award was first established
in 1985 by the then President, Dr. Patrick
Hillery.

The award works on the basis of a personal


challenge set by the individual participant,
and agreed with the President’s Award Leader
(PAL). There are 4 different challenge areas;
Community Involvement, Personal Skill,
Physical Recreation and Adventure Journey. To
earn the award, each participant completed a
minimum of 13 hours, (1 hour per week); in
each of the 4 challenge areas and a further 13
hours in a preferred area over a time period of

2016/2017 was another eventful year for


Transition Year students who embarked on the
An Gaisce bronze journey challenge.

This internationally recognised award is the


one of three possible awards a young person
can achieve in Ireland. Modelled on the Duke
of Edinburgh Award in

England - the Duke himself came up with the


initial idea for this award in

1956; following a visit to his old school, during


which, the principal pointed out

to him that “young people are constantly


painted in a very negative light by the media

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6 months. Some participants decide to build on Silver Awards


an activity already tried. For example, this year,
certain students decided to improve their Congratulations to Fiachra Behan Halpin, Bryan
musical or IT skills. Others challenged Unger, Denis Blinov, Mitchell Brophy, Eoin Byrne
themselves to improve their physical fitness by and Luke Sheehan who were awarded their
walking, cycling, swimming or playing rugby. silver Gaisce Presidents Award last week at the
Helix in Glasnevin.
Part of the Gaisce challenge requires each
participant to undertake at least one new
activity to earn the award. Once again this year,
Bronze Awards
as part of the TY social placement programme,
Gaisce students volunteered their time to work Congratulations to the following students who
with those less fortunate or in need in their were presented with their Bronze Gaisce Award
locality. Some students also helped train local at the Transition Year Graduation Ceremony in
under-age sporting teams. May;
In late April, 19 of the students who had lasted Tomas Conlon Cahil, Paul Dunne, Eoghan
the pace and completed all their hours in the Fay, Luca Haran, Eoghan Healy, Gareth
different challenge areas set off on their Hughes, Raphael Jiminez, Conor Kelly,
Adventure to Knockree, in Co. Wicklow. Over the Andrew Kennan , Harry Loakman, Dónal
course of two days the group, along with Ms. Madden, Gavin Martin, Kevin Mc Gowan,
Lorgian and Mr. Mc Nestry, hiked a grand total Barry McNamara, Oisín O’Hanlon, Ethan
of 50Km across the Dublin & Wicklow Ryan, Niall Scully, Harry Wall
Mountains. The first day was the toughest, but
the weather held well for the group. The group Meanwhile, best of luck to Alan Hickey who is
began at the school and went to Ballinteer to completing his Silver award for Autumn 2017.
begin their hike amid breathtaking scenery until
the welcome sight of the An Oige hostel at
Knockree came into view. Here the students
spent an enjoyable evening and night cooking,
eating, playing card games, watching DVDs and
resting their tired and weary feet. After a
mediocre night of sleep, the students and
teachers set out to complete the challenge and
returned the same route to CBC.

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into three groups for the washing up - One


group for breakfast, another for lunch and
another for dinner.

When we arrived at the hostel we divided into


5 groups per room. We relaxed after dinner as
we were all exhausted after the hike.

The Gaisce adventure hike was very enjoyable.


We got to see the beautiful mountains of
Connemara, and the weather was perfect on
the day of the hike. The view from the top of
the mountain was breathtaking. During the
hike we learned about team work, when we
divided up the chores and I also learned
organisation skills. I thoroughly enjoyed the
experience overall.

To prepare for the journey, we researched which


route we would be taking in Connemara. We
also organised the dates with the hostel and
then organised 2 teachers to come with us. We
also organised the bus to take us to Connemara.

When we arrived in Connemara, we left all our


belongings on the bus, as the bus was going to
collect us at the end of the route. We walked
through the rocky mountains, which took us
about 5 hours, before the bus collected us at the
end of the hike. The next day we walked the
same route returning back to the bus.

The people at the hostel thankfully cooked


dinner for us and prepared us sandwiches for
lunch. We had cereal for breakfast. We divided

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Gamesmaster's Repor t 2016-2017 by Mr. Montayne

year, which I believe is a first. A lot of work has


been done here to improve the standard and
enjoyment for all students. A huge amount of
thanks has to go to all the coaches in first year
and especially Mr. David Murphy who
coordinated the 1st year rugby programme.
From all of this hard work, the 1st years won the
Clongowes Invitational Cup.

Our sporting tradition in athletics seems to be


in good hands for the future as the CBC Minor
athletics team brought back the Leinster Cup,
and several individual athletes won all Ireland
medals. Shane Gevero came 1st in the Minor
80m, Gavin Doran 2nd in Junior Triple Jump and
3rd in 100m. Credit must go not only to the
athletes, but to their coaches and to Ms O'Toole

This year the efforts of our teams, individuals


and coaches in CBC have brought prestigious
silverware to the College. We won the Vinnie
Murray Cup, which was last won in 2007. In
athletics, the minor team won the Leinster
Shield for best combined performance at the
Leinster Championships. This was an
outstanding achievement by our athletes and
their coaches this year.

In addition to these accolades CBC students


were recognised for other achievements both
on the rugby pitch and the athletics track and
field.

This year we had five teams playing rugby in 1st

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and Mr. O'Donovan for their hard work and


commitment. Also to the captain Eoghan
Clarke, his leadership and performance on and
off the pitch was exemplary.

The Junior Cup team had a good league


campaign winning 5 of 6 games and reaching
the 1/4 final. In the cup they came up against a
very good Kilkenny college team and
for her organisation of our competitors for all competed till the end. Many thanks to Mr. O'
Herlihy for all the hard work.
the athletic meets during the year.

This year also saw CBC compete in the Leinster At CBC the Sports department are continually
School’s table tennis competitions for the first contributing to the running and organisation of
time. Thanks has to go to Mr. Kenny for his effort many sports and physical activity for all the
and organisation, he coached and organised all students. This would not be possible without
of the teams. The Junior team got to the final of the true commitment of all the coaches in the
their league, which was a great performance in school.
their first year of competition.
I would like to thank the Board of management
It also was a great year for tennis in the school. , and a special thanks to our principal, Dr. Berry
For the first time we had six teams competing for their continuous support of the sports
in Leinster competitions. Ms. Fleming organised department. To all the parents who also support
this, and I feel tennis will only get stronger in the what we are doing and the encouragement
school with Ms. Fleming at the helm. The Junior they give, I thank you. Lastly, to all the students,
Bs and Senior 1st reached the semi finals in their sport is about participation and enjoyment and
competitions. becoming better at something all the time.
Rugby

The CBC cup teams deserve recognition for


their achievements and effort this year. The
Senior Cup team's return to form after a hard
league campaign saw them winning the
Vincent Murray Cup and bringing the cup back
to the college for the fourth time ( 2003, 2005,
2007, 2017). Special mention to Mr. Corcoran

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1st Year
Rugby Award Charlie Mcloughlin
Rugby Award Rory Saunders
Rugby Award Conor Coveney
Rugby Award Jack Mulhall
Rugby Award Mitch
Minor Triple Jump (Colin Ball Trophy) Luke Devitt
Junior Cross Country Peter Duffy
1500m (Archer Trophy) Cian O’Sullivan
Minor Tennis Cillian Kenny
Best All Round First Year (Avoca) Shane Gevero
Rowing Award Caleb Ryan

2nd Year
Rugby Award Neill Langan
Rugby Award Finn Calverly
Tennis Award Philip Bolger
Basketball Award Marcus Alia
Best All Round Second Year (College Shield) Gavin Doran
Rowing Award Diarmuid O’ Sullivan

3rd Year
Junior B
Rugby Award Mark Newman
Tennis Award Adam Kilroy
Junior Table Tennis Award Sean Farrell
Junior Golfer Award Sam Roberts
Basketball Award Alexander Solakov
Rowing Award Adam Doherty
Leinster Junior Debating Finalist Kyle Mullen & Donncha Murphy
Leinster Debating Champions Parsa Nazemi & Jack Palmer
JCT Player of the Year Liam Forster

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4th, 5th & 6th Year


Senior 4ths Rugby Award Daniel McSweeney

Senior Tennis Award Mark Cunnigham

Senior Table Tennis Award Oisin O’Hanlon

Senior Golfer Award Sean Kestell

Senior Field (Shine Shield) Alex Campbell

Senior Track (Guiney Cup) Louis Kinsella

Senior Rowing Ben Reynolds

Representational
Leinster U19’s Eoghan Clarke

Leinster U18’s James Reynolds

Ireland U15’s soccer Harry Halwax

Ireland U15’s soccer James Furlong

U17 Ireland Mountain Biking Rep Liam Wolfe

REP Ireland Polocross team Luke Brandon

Other Awards
GAA (Sean Leonard Cup) Michael Mullen Award SCT Eoghan Clarke

Sport Personality of the Year Shane O’ Hanrahan

Spirit of CBC ‘Frances Somers Award for Sports’ Day

SCT Player Of the Year Eoghan Clarke

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Senior Cup Team by Eoghan Clarke (captain)

We began strongly with a convincing home win


over Kings Hospital which was followed by a one
point loss to last years finalists Roscrea. Following
this we were possibly guilty of underestimating
Kilkenny and an impressive St Fintan’s outfit.
Training intensified when heading to Fuerteventura
during mid term break. We focussed mainly on
aspects of our fitness as well as team bonding and
came back in better physical shape.
The lowest point of the season came against St
Andrew’s, we were beaten badly and although
plagued by injury, we knew our performance was
far below what we expected of ourselves. This loss
meant that we had missed automatic qualification
to the Cup which was a bitter pill for us to swallow.
We would have to qualify through the Vinnie
Murray Cup. Even though this was not an ideal
Firstly I'd like to say that it was a great honour to situation for us our coaches Mr. Corcoran, Mr.
captain this years CBC SCT. This season gave a lot O'Donavan, Mark Finnerty and Nigel Osborne
of lads from TY to sixth year, their fist taste of instilled a belief in us that we were still a strong
schools senior rugby which most took in their stride team despite our disappointing league campaign.
and thoroughly enjoyed. Things began to change from that point on,
Our pre season began in June and was taken by training was sharper as we knew we would have to
Dan Hazely. This was a time when we could focus perform in the cup matches to come.
on getting bigger, stronger and faster to improve We dominated in our Vinnie Murray performances,
our over all performance. Training consisted mainly leaving no room for doubt against Pres Bray, Tullow
of gym sessions, various conditioning sets and and most notably beating Wesley 38-14 who we
games of tip to sharpen our skills. had lost to by thirty odd points in pre-season which
We kicked off our friendly matches with wins made the win all the more special. Our next
against a touring Welsh side Monmouth and Pres challenge was facing Roscrea in the first round of
Bray followed by losses to Terenure and Wesley. the senior cup out in Clontarf. We knew it would a
These warm-up games proved to be good tough task and based on our earlier encounter,
preparation for what faced us in the league. certainly an interesting one. Unfortunately it wasn't

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to be our day and the bigger Roscrea team played in the right direction to improve rugby in CBC
the rainy conditions far smarter, taking the game
12-6. On behalf of the squad, I would like to thank our
coaches Mr. Corcoran, Mr. O'Donovan, Mark
Of course we were disappointed by the loss but we
Finnerty and Nigel Osborne for all their effort and
still had silverware to play for in Our Vinnie Murray
final match against Kilkenny. Luke Sweeney lead commitment this season as well as Brian Mahon for
the way with a hat trick of tries which sealed the organising training equipment, ensuring we had
win. It was great to finish the season on a high and everything we needed.
winning this cup was one of the highlights of my
last season in CBC which was an experience I Finally, I wish the Senior Cup Team of 17/18 very
enjoyed throughout. We hope this win was a step best of luck in their campaign.

Back: Ryan Hayes, Luke Hallam, Cian Tallon, Conor Newman, Sean Power, Jonathan Browne, Paul Lehane.
Middle: Mark Nolan, Oscar Hussey, Callum Kavanagh, Max Read, James Reynolds, Zach Sattar, Cameron Watson, Conor Byrne,
Theo Brady, Mr. O’Donovan.
Front: Luke Sweeney, Shane O’Hanrahan, Eoin Vaughan, Mark Thenuissen, Darragh Forster, Eoghan Clarke (Captain), Robert Ivers,
Gavin Tinney, Geoff Mahon, Robert Doyle, Kenzi Kouadri.

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Junior Cup Team by Liam Forster

Our League campaign kicked off with an


away trip to King’s Hospital, our preparation
and quick thinking stood to us as we won
with a bonus point. Roscrea came to us in
the second group game, we were nervous
as some of us had been involved in the
league Final last year when they beat us
convincingly. This was the game that kick
started our season, we stood up against a
very physical team and we scored off two of
our set plays to win 15-11, this game gave
us belief that we could achieve something
special as a team.
Back: Ben Mahon, Sean Cronin, Jamie Balmaine, Gavin Doran, Ruadhan O’Riordan Ruddy,
Cian Meghen, Alex Lee, Hugh Ross, Luke Holmes, Ruadhri O’Hanlon, Jonathan McCann,
Ewan Watson, Thomas O’Callaghan
We played Kilkenny in the next game and
Middle: Mr. Montayne, Seanie Mulhall, James Newman, Conor Lehane, Calum McCoy, they showed us the standard expected,
Louis Whelan, Naoise Burke, James Brindley, Seamus Flannery, Finn Moloney,
Mark Newman, Oscar Sexton, Mr. O’Herlihy
They had a particularly good team but we
Front: Ross Clarke, Robbie Browne, Adam Kilroy, Eoin Quinn, James Finnegan, Liam Forster (Capt), shrunk back into our shells and looked a
Conor Anderson, Marc Noon, Conor Eivers, Jack Reynolds, Michael Donnelly shadow of the team who beat Roscrea the
To begin, I would like to say that I was week previous. Next up was CUS who were
privileged to be chosen as captain of the coached by our 1st year coach Kirky.
2017 Junior Cup Team. It was an honour to Although the game started close, we found
lead such a great group of lads. We began another gear and blew them away 57-5
our training during the summer; it was with Conor Anderson and Jack Reynolds
demanding work right from the start. We leading the way with two tries each.
were in the gym four times a week doing
We finished the league campaign with a
strength and conditioning, along with skills
tight win over St. Andrew’s and then beat a
work on the pitch. We played Pres Bray in
the first game and despite losing, we saw weak High School side by 50 points. Despite
some big positives particularly in our attack. carrying a few injuries we were confident
going in to the ¼ final against Gonzaga, we
We then beat Wesley comfortably in the last conceded early but fought back to be 21-14
game before the league with James down at half time, the second half they were
Finnegan scoring a hat trick. too good for us and beat us by 40 points.

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We then put all of our thought into the Cup, winning the Vinnie Murray Cup. I want to
we drew Kilkenny in the 1st round and wish good luck to next year’s Junior Cup
knew we had to improve a huge amount if team, I have no doubt that you will be very
we wanted to compete. Lots of hard work successful.
and training over the Christmas including
weights, skills and hills got us ready. We We would like to thank Mr. Moloney and
played Mary’s in Donnybrook over Soverign Technologies for their very
Christmas which was great to get a run out generous sponsorship of our gear, which
on the 4g pitch and get used to the had us looking our best all of the time.
surroundings. We played well and scored
some great tries building our belief that we Finally I would like to thank our coaches Mr.
could beat Kilkenny. O’Herlihy, Mr. Montayne, Thomas
O’Callaghan and Ben Mahon for their effort
When the day arrived, we were all very and time during the season, they turned us
nervous but we knew what we needed to into a team and taught us valuable lessons
do. The first half was like a blur, we really during the season.
fronted up and made our tackles but we
were struggling to hold on to possession.
They led 8-0 at half time, we knew that we
needed to score 1st in the second half.
Unfortunately it wasn’t to be, they got away
from us in the 2nd half.
I am very proud of everything we achieved
as a team and it was a great experience for
us all. I would like to thank our parents who
gave us lifts to and from training and made
sure we were prepared from day one. I
would also like to thank everyone who
came and supported us at our matches.
I would like to congratulate the Senior Cup
Team on their performance against Roscrea
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France

CBC were once again invited back to Naves for


the 5 nations rugby tournament. A team made
up of 2nd and 3rd years travelled over and had
a great 3 days playing some great rugby in the
Sun. They developed as rugby players and
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U14 Rugby

We started the season without many of our Our last match before Christmas was against
best players as they were drafted up to the Wesley away, we managed to get some of the
Junior Squad. However this gave the players back from the Juniors for this game
remaining players an opportunity to get game and although this improved our team, it
time in on the A’s against better opponents. meant that many of the players who had been
enjoying a run in the A’s were ousted from
Our first match was a sign for the season their places. The team played well against
ahead with us hammering the Gonzaga B’s. tough opposition, but were unable to
Soon after, we played Pres Bray and narrowly overcome the conditions and the referee and
missed out on a win.. We then played lost narrowly.
Castleknock away and we were leading at half
time, but when we replaced most of the team, Throughout the season, great improvements
we lost momentum and went on to lose by a were made by everyone in both training and
matches which is promising heading into
couple of points. We then played three tough
Junior Rugby next Season.
matches against Blackrock, St. Michaels and
Belvedere and although we lost the three Finally, I would like to thank our coaches Mr.
games, we definitely grew as a team from the O’Sullivan and Mr. Mullen who put their time
experience of playing against better and effort into training us in the wind, rain and
opposition. snow.

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the year was our final away games against


Castleknock- to my knowledge the first time CBC
has ever fielded five 1st Year teams simultaneously,
including our first inter-school tip rugby match.
Watching as 90-something pupils swarmed out of
the dressing rooms, split into their five teams and
all played with heart, ambition and a high level of
skill was a fantastic experience. Players were rotated
between teams as injuries and positions
demanded, but the desire to play and fight for their
teammates remained constant.

I would like to thank Dave Murphy for the


knowledge, expertise and commitment to the
inclusive vision of rugby that he brought; Mr
CBC’s largest ever 1st Year (116 pupils) provided a Feeney and Ms Deasy, my fellow teachers and
unique set of opportunities and challenges for the coaches, for all of the time and effort put in, rain
CBC rugby programme: the sheer numbers and and wind braved and constant good humour; Mr
stress on facilities; the range of different sizes, Montayne for sorting all the logistical headaches of
shapes, abilities and level of enthusiasm; and the getting extra pitch space, organising two team to
exciting potential to have over 100 players. This play at home and two to play away, providing us
provided the impetus for a ground-up rethink of with hundreds of balls to lose and rustling up
how to approach 1st Year rugby. With Dave Murphy fixtures; and finally, our small army of past-pupil
(Bective Rangers FC) on board and Mr Montayne student-coaches, who brought their rugby
starting his first year as Gamesmaster, a vision was knowledge, skills and banter to keep training
put in place that would emphasise the sessions both instructive and entertaining: Aindriu,
fundamental skills of rugby: running, passing, Hugo, Byrdo, Doyler, Tom, Big Rob, Not-As-Big Rob,
catching and tackling, as well as participation and Monty and Alex.
enjoyment. We deliberately kept the groups mixed
for the first few months, to avoid the pressure that
can come with As, Bs and Cs. When it became clear
that tackling and rucking did not suit all of our
cohort, a non-contact (tip) team was put in place.

The players quickly moved from learning to pass


backwards and how to safely and correctly execute
a tackle, to playing with skill, intensity and a
willingness to move the ball wide. My highlight of

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contact match. When I fell into the car from an


exhausting day I was covered from head to
toe in mud; my shorts clung onto my legs
from all the rain and my hair drooped over my
filthy face, like a mop covered in bits of sludge,
but I couldn’t help smiling to myself.

I will be approaching the new rugby season


with enthusiasm, as now I know what lies
ahead in the coming years in C.B.C
Monkstown.

Charlie Garland O’ Connor

1st Year Rugby: My Baptism of Fire


1st Year Rugby 2016/2017
In the first week of September 2016 in C.B.C
Monkstown, a little under half of the 1st Years It was very much an up and down season for
had never played rugby before, myself 1st Year rugby. We won some and lost some
included. I had never liked playing football or (very dramatically). We competed in some
G.A.A, but as soon as I arrived to the first tournaments, the main one being in
training session, I knew I’d have a ball! Clongowes, where the matches were tight but
CBC managed to pick up the Plate.
I felt as if it was a way of just letting go of all
my frustrations and stress by putting it into a At the start of the year the teams were all a mix
solid tackle. I remember vividly one of my of levels and were just named after colours.
favourite training sessions of the year: it was a After a while they started to switch players
dark, freezing January evening and it was around and soon everyone knew that the
bucketing rain all that day. We all ran down “Yellows” were the A team. We worked on a lot
onto the pitch, already drenched from walking of moves and plays throughout the year but
to Stradbrook, to find the pitch oozing with none were more effective than our speciality:
mud. For the rest of that hour we had a full-on “Get the ball to Shane!”

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My personal highlight was our match against


Pres Bray in the Rice Cup. Even though we lost
my several tries, the game itself was tighter
than the score line suggested. The conditions
also didn’t help: they were atrocious! It was so
cold my hands nearly fell off. I enjoyed the year
a lot and am looking forward to next year.

Conall Daly great, especially when we put them under


pressure with our tackling. It was a hard-
fought match but in the end a try from
Andrew Kavanagh wasn’t enough to save us
Clongowes Blitz and we lost by a small margin.

This year CBC 1st Years were invited to play in Our results in the group led us into the Plate
the Clongowes Blitz. We went to Clongowes semi-final where we played Castleknock. We
with a squad of 25. We played two group played a great game and came out victors,
matches against St. Marys and CBC Cork. The thanks to a Shane Gevero try on the wing. We
first match we played was against St. Marys. It were all very excited as this meant we played
was a tough but well-played game. a Clongowes Selection in the final. It was all
Unfortunately we came out on the losing side. square at half time with a score of 7-7, but a
Our second group match was against CBC try from Daniel Daye put us ahead, and a
Cork. They were a very big side but we soon conversion from Rob Theunissen secured the
found that their handling on the ball wasn’t win. We had great celebrations in the food hall
where we had lunch and our captain Jack
O’Sullivan received the Plate.

A big thank you to the coaches who helped


us throughout the blitz: Dave Murphy, Aindriu,
Doyler and Mr McNestry.

Carl Byrne

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My Rugby Experience My Report on 1st Year rugby

I enjoyed rugby. When we first tried tackling Before this year I wasn’t one bit interested in
and rucking at the start of the year, I did not like rugby. I had never played the game before and
it, so I did non-contact (tip) rugby instead. I had I didn’t know the rules. I was going to the first
a great coach: Ms. Deasy. training session thinking I wasn’t going to like
it and at the back of my mind I was already
It was fun playing with my friends. We had fun thinking that I could always just quit in 2nd Year.
the whole time and sometimes we would play
fun games. My favourite game was Claps. You However, my decision quickly changed.
had to clap before you caught the ball and if
you didn’t clap you would lose a life. If you The training sessions were productive and
clapped when the ball wasn’t passed to you, really enjoyable. The coaches were really nice,
you also lost a life. funny and helped everyone on the team to
improve. Rugby certainly toughened me up
The tip-rugby games were really fun trying to because every day I went home with a new
go on runs. Some people didn’t always want to injury.
participate, but out teacher made it fun so they
would join in. It was only an hour long and the I had two highlights during the year. The first
time flew by if you actually tried. was when I scored my first ever try in our third
match. Even though we lost, the match was
Towards the end of the year we had a tip-rugby very close and I was very proud of myself. The
match away against Castleknock and it was biggest highlight however was the rugby trip
great. The other school’s players were really nice to Wales, ‘The Home of Rugby’. We played a
as well. It was a great year play non-contact match against players who were a year older
rugby. I would considering doing it again. and bigger than us, in cold, wet and muddy
Max Borza conditions which helped me realise what
playing for a team really meant.

I think it is a great idea that everybody plays


rugby in 1st Year, because it gives you the
opportunity to meet new friends, learn about
teamwork and get an outlet for your teenage
angst. I am certain to be playing rugby again
next year.

Liam Carley

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The mascot had a shower after the match

We played on the punch bag arcade game in the


Tenby clubhouse

We went bowling and had a competition to see who


could throw the ball the hardest

DEAD ANTS!

We went go-karting. Liam was a danger to our lives


on the track

Harry entertained us with scary stories

We went shopping for clothes in Newport

We played poker on the ferry home

(Carefully) Selected Excerpts from


the Wales Tour Diary
We smashed each other with bricks in the kids’ play
area on the ferry

Everyone got sick on the ferry over

So many bus journeys

Jack was meant to carry the mascot everywhere with


him

The other team were huge. Some of us got a bit


scared of them

Devin didn’t have a change of clothes after the


match and had to wear the teachers’ spare clothes

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Tennis

Both the Minor 2s and Minor 3s enjoyed


comprehensive victories over Belvedere and St
Mary’s respectively. The Minor 3s were narrowly
beaten by Terenure College to miss out on a final
place. The Minor 2s came down to the wire against
Clongowes Wood and were very unfortunate not
to walk away with the win.
The Junior 2s had a good campaign with the boys
facing very tough opposition from the onset of
their group. This didn’t deter their enthusiasm and
they represented CBC with pride and fought each
game to the end.
Each team is made up of 3 singles players and 2
doubles teams.
The Minor 3s consisted of Cillian Kenny, Paudie
Flaherty, Rory Saunders, Adian Cahill, Mark Gill, Ben
Hickey and Louie Claes. On the Minor 2s we had
Sam Hughes, Sam O'Brien, Osgar Loakman, Jack
Long, Charlie McLoughlin, Sam McGannon and Ben
CBC enjoyed an exciting tennis season this school Houten.
year. We had 5 teams spread across Senior, Junior Minor Player of the Year: Cillian Kenny
and Minor Leagues with the Senior 2s and Junior Our Junior 2s saw David Dunne, Philip Bolger, Mark
1s making it through to the semi-final stages of Cullen, Laurence Enderson, Conor McGinley, Sean
their respective competitions. The Seniors and Commiskey and Oscar Lawlor-Plazas line out again
Juniors showed off their match experience with for CBC as second years. The Junior 1s had mix of
comprehensive victories over Kilkenny College and long standing players and second years who
Clongowes Wood College to make it through to the stepped up. We had Sean Farrell, Harry Wall, Sean
tough semi-final stage. Here the Junior 1s lost out Cronin, Kevin McGowan, Adam Kilroy, Peter Shaw
to Gonzaga in a closely fought encounter. The and Mikey Donnelly.
Senior 2s came up against a very on-form St Mary’s
side and despite the encouragement from our out- Junior Player of the Year: Adam Kilroy
going 6th years, our final run was cut short. For the majority of our Seniors it was their last time
to wear the CBC colours. I would like to pay tribute
Our first years made up the 2 Minor teams and for to David, Mark, John and Shane for their
many of the boys it was their first sporting outing unwavering dedication and thank them for their
representing CBC. They did themselves proud and commitment to CBC tennis over the last six years.
both teams were pipped to making it through to It was a privilege to work with them for my first year
the semi-final and final stages of their competitions. as team coach. The Senior Team of 2016/2017 Oisin

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O’Hanlon, Harry Crossan, David Keane, Mark


Cunningham, John O’Mahony, Shane Gill and Harry
Shaw.
Senior Player of the Year: Mark Cunningham
Our super-subs Max Mullen and Ewan McGrath
subbed at Junior and Senior level, whenever they
were needed. I would also like to thank Shankill LTC
and Monkstown LTC for allowing us the use of their
faculties for our home fixtures.
Without the support of parents CBC tennis
wouldn’t have made it off the ground this year and
I need to thank all parents and grandparents
involved for lifts and for supervising games when
needed. I very much appreciate and value your
time and energy.
Ms. Fleming

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Spor ting Achievements outside of School

Liam Wolfe (5th year) competing in the


Europen MTB Championships this
weekend

Matthew Nolan silver in the 400m


freestyle at the Leinster Schools
swimming Championships

Shane Gevero,
Minor 100m All
Ireland Champion

Sam Vines Community Games Harry Halwax and James Furlong


Minor Shot Putt Champion playing for Ireland U15 v Poland

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Rowing

MIRT 1K Leaderboard 16/17


Rank Name Year Distance Split Time
1 Ben Reynolds 6 1000m 1.35.6 3.11.2
2 James Reynolds 4 1000m 1.36.0 3.12.0
3 Niall Scully 4 1000m 1.42.4 3.24.7
4 Conor Byrne 5 1000m 1.43.3 3.26.7
5 Harry Halwax 3 1000m 1.44.7 3.29.4
=6 Alan Hickey 5 1000m 1.45.0 3.30.0
=6 Sean Power 4 1000m 1.45.0 3.30.0
7 Adam Patterson 4 1000m 1.46.0 3.31.9
8 Naoise Burke 3 1000m 1.46.2 3.32.4
9 Conor Eivers 3 1000m 1.47.1 3.34.1
10 Theo Brady 4 1000m 1.47.6 3.35.2

MIRT 1K Leaderboard 16/17


Rank Name Year Distance Split Time
1 Ben Reynolds 6 1000m 1.35.6 3.11.2
2 James Reynolds 4 1000m 1.36.0 3.12.0
3 Niall Scully 4 1000m 1.42.4 3.24.7
4 Conor Byrne 5 1000m 1.43.3 3.26.7
5 Harry Halwax 3 1000m 1.44.7 3.29.4
=6 Alan Hickey 5 1000m 1.45.0 3.30.0
=6 Sean Power 4 1000m 1.45.0 3.30.0
7 Adam Patterson 4 1000m 1.46.0 3.31.9
8 Naoise Burke 3 1000m 1.46.2 3.32.4
9 Conor Eivers 3 1000m 1.47.1 3.34.1
10 Theo Brady 4 1000m 1.47.6 3.35.2

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School Records
Category Task Name Result Avg Split Year

Junior 12 2 mins Jack Reynolds 510 metres 1.57.6 2015

Junior 13 3 mins Harry Halwax 820 metres 1.49.7 2015

Junior 14 4 mins Naoise Burke 1161 metres 1.43.3 2016

Junior 15 5 mins James Reynolds 1489 metres 1.40.7 2016

Junior 16 2000 metres James Reynolds 6.32.4 1.38.1 2017

Junior 18 2000 metres Dan Hazley 6.28.8 1.37.2 2012

Hall of Fame: CBC Students who have pulled a


sub 7 minute 2K

Paddy Crown (2007) Hugo O’Neill (2013)


Steve Boucher (2008) Adam Proctor (2013)
Barry Dunne (2008) Matthew McGrath (2014)
Dan Hazley (2011) Conor Montayne (2014)
Sam Hanley (2011) Jack McAteer (2016)
Marcus Halwax (2011) Zach Sattar (2016)
Jack McGrath (2011) James Reynolds (2016)
Ciaran Ennis (2012) Darragh Forster (2016)
Adam Swan (2013) Ben Reynolds (2017)
Adam Tarbett (2013)

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Senior Table Tennis

We would like to thank our coach Mr. Kenny,


without whom this success would not have been
possible. Thank you for the advice and training
throughout the season.
It was an honour to captain the team and I look
forward to playing next year.
Thomas Finnegan - 5th Year

In it’s first year in existence the CBC Senior Table


Tennis team won Leinster Division 3. It was a huge
achievement and one that we are very proud of.
We began training early in September with Mr.
Kenny, through training we sorted ourselves in to
doubles teams and had rankings. We started our
season with a 4-2 win over De La Salle. Despite a
loss in our next fixture to Arklow, we bounced back
against St. Patricks and De La Salle 2 to qualify for
the knock-out section of the season.
We were drawn against Blackrocks first team. So the
day arrived, we left school early, optimistic and
excited. We finally arrived at the table tennis hall
after getting lost a couple of times. Our optimism
and excitement turned to despair as we were put
to the sword by the best team around.
We then had to face Arklow again, this time at
home. We put our early season loss behind us as
we beat them 5-1 with Conor Higgins finishing
them match with his trademark smash. We
rounded out the Season with 6-0 victory over St.
Patricks. The team, Harry, Oisin, Higgo, Myself and
Mr. Kenny stopped off in McDonalds to celebrate
our achievement.

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Athletics

In May over 60 students took part in the East


Leinster regional competition over two days.

Some notable achievements;


1st Gavin Doran triple jump
1st Max read Hammer
1st Shane Gevero 85m
1st Cian O’Sullivan 800m
1st Alex Campbell Triple
2nd Luke Devitt Javelin
2nd Zack Sattar Hammer
2nd Alex Campbell long jump
3rd Josh Curren Hammer
Congratulations and a big thank you to all of the 2nd Sean Vines shot
athletes who contributed to another successful
year for C.B.C. in both track and field events. 2nd Eoghan Clarke shot

Training takes place throughout the year, with 3rd Louis Kinsella 400m
particular emphasis on competition practice from 3rd Naoise Burke shot
January onwards. This year there was great
anticipation to see how our Junior team would do 3rd Luke Whyte triple jump
after winning the overall trophy last year, in the
minor category at the East Leinsters. 3rd Luke Devitt triple jump

The year started with success for CBC when we 1st Peter Duffy 800m
won the Edmund Rice Shield for the school with 3rd Daniel Mc Sweeney Discus
the highest number of overall points attained by a
school in this competition. 2nd Louis Kinsella 400m Hurdles
This was wonderful start for the school at the Minor Relay 2nd Shane Gevero
beginning of the athletics season and gave the Daniel Day
students real momentum going forward to the East Jamie Ryan
Leinsters competition. Robert Theunissen

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Our Junior team scored the highest points Particular congratulations to the following students
over this 2 day event and were presented with who got through to the ALL IRELANDS,
the overall JUNIOR EAST LEINSTER SHIELD, Shane Gevero 1st in the 85m
this IS THE FIRST TIME in over 20yrs that C.B.C.
were awarded this trophy. Gavin Doran 1st in Junior Triple Jump

This means that this particular team have now won Gavin Doran 2nd in the 100m
the shield at both Minor and Junior level can they Alex Campbell 1st Inter Triple jump
make it a triple at Inter Level in two years time?
Max Read 3rd Senior Hammer
The Leinsters takes place at the end of May, it is an Zach Sattar 5th Senior Hammer
extremely competitive event. The top 2 students in
track events and the top 3 from field events from Shane Gevero 1st 85m
each Leinster region take part to qualify for the All S. Gevero,
Irelands. R. Theunissen,
J. Ryan and D. Day 2nd Minor Relay team

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Shane Gevero Minor 1st 85m the fastest U14 in


Ireland !!!
Shane Gevero
Jamie Ryan
Rob Theunissen
Daniel Day 3rd Minor Relay team
Gavin Doran 2nd Junior Triple Jump
Gavin Doran 3rd Junior 100M
ALL IRELAND’S TULLAMORE SATURDAY THE
Alex Campbell 4th Inter Triple Jump {also
3RD OF JUNE. 2017
chosen to take part in the
It takes a lot of training and devotion to a particular Tailteann Games on June
sport to compete with the best from the whole 20th}
country. These students should be extremely proud
of themselves and there achievements.
It was a another great year for Athletics in CBC and
particular thanks has to go to all the coaches, Mr.
Jim Finnegan, Mr. P. Fox, Ms. E. O’ Conner, Ms. L.
Dempsey, Mr. S. Tuite Mr. A. O’ Sullivan, Mr. M.
Feeney and Ms. N. Deasy
A special thanks to Mr.M Mullen for all his help and
commitment to Athletics and of course the
students themselves
P. O’Toole, Assistant Games Master

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Basketball

This year over 20 second and third year students In February the team banded together and
participated in basketball on Wednesdays after purchased personalised CBC Basketball T-Shirts,
school with their coach Ms. Dempsey. They brought including initials and a number and are all ready to
great energy, attitude and competiveness to the go for next season. We were unlucky not to secure
outdoor court every week. The players learned and a friendly this year but with enthusiasm for the
put into practice the fundamental techniques sport growing as each year passes, there is potential
required to play basketball. They worked on their
to enter a team into a competitive league next year.
ability to dribble, pass and shoot a basketball, along
Any second/third year student interested in playing
with implementing the skill of a lay-up, jump stop,
basketball make sure to sign up at the start of the
pivot, boxing out and how to screen for a player.
They learned about the different player positions upcoming school year.
on a court and put these into effect along with their Congratulations to Marcus Alia, Second Year Player
basic skills during our weekly games. The players of the Year, and Alex Solyakov Third Year Player of
gave 100% every week, whether it was during a the Year, and thank you to Ms. Fleming who kindly
competitive game or trying to beat their friend in
helped out during the year also.
‘Knockout’, everyone worked hard and made for a
great coaching environment. Ms. Dempsey

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and planning then began for the coming


months.

The Parents’ Council of 2016/17 was made up as


follows:

Council Officers:
Chairperson Carol Kelly
Secretary Zita Robinson
Treasurer Orla Ievers

Members: Darina Loakman (Deputy Treasurer),


Cecilia Bolaane, Jo Ross (Deputy Chairperson),
Michael Devitt (Deputy Secretary), Siobhan
Hickey, Teresa Husband, Cormac Madden, Janet
O’Doherty, Marie O’Donnell, Jackie Borza, Sally-
Anne Gaffikin, Nicola Lee, Sarah O’Brien, Veronica
O’Brien and Sinead Cullen. We were also very
The Parents’ Council began the 2016/17 fortunate to have our Acting Deputy Principal
academic year with its first meeting on Liam Murnane join us on the council.
September 5th. This was followed two weeks
later by the AGM which took place on In terms of the role of the Parents’ Council as part
September 28th. We were delighted to of the overall CBC community we see it as
welcome Dr Berry and Mr Fitzmaurice as our having three parts.
guest speakers. On the night of the AGM we had
a number of new parents express an interest in The first is as a bridge between the school and
joining the Parents’ Council. home. We do this by supporting school events
and by enabling parents to mix and make
The first meeting of the new Parents’ Council for contact with each other. We also organise guest
the 2016/17 school year took place on October speakers to come to the school to give talks to
10th. During this meeting the work of those parents. This year we sponsored two
leaving the Parents’ Council was acknowledged presentations by Catherine O’Connor on
and they were thanked for their contribution to ‘Cracking the College Code’, a CAO talk which
the efforts of Parents’ Council and to the school was open to all parents, and she also spoke to
community. New members were welcomed 6th year students separately. We also sponsored

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we organised a quiz for first year students and


their parents, soccer blitzes for students by year
groupings which took place at the weekends.
We sponsored the 6th years’ attendance at a
careers fair and also sponsored the 6th year
graduation photograph. We contributed to the
costs of Arts night and towards the cost of
purchasing display cabinets for student awards
and trophies. We continue to work with the
school on the photo framing project.

We would like to acknowledge the wonderful


support of Dr Gerry Berry and Mr Liam Murnane
during the past year. We would also like to
record our appreciation for the efforts of Mr Ali
Serkouh and his team for all their hard work – we
couldn’t have managed without their help
a talk given by Dr John Sharry on the topic of during the year.
‘Technology, Media and Family Life’ which was
also open to all parents. These were well We look forward to welcoming you all at our
attended and we received very positive AGM in September and to welcoming new
feedback. members to the Parents’ Council - it’s a great way
to meet other parents, to keep up with what’s
The second element of the role of the Parents’ happening in the school and to get involved in
Council is to support the school community, we the school community!
provide refreshments and general support at a
number of school events during the year. This
year they included the school Open Night, The
Advent Service, Arts night, and the meeting for
parents of incoming first years.

The third part of our role is to work to enhance


the school experience for the students. This year

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participates in and contributes to a number of


College activities and donates regularly to local
and, on occasion, global charities.
To help encourage membership, the Past Pupils
Union awards honorary five year membership to
all CBC’s graduating 6th Years. It was my privilege
and pleasure to be a guest at the CBC graduation
dinner in Killiney Castle last May where the proud
graduates of the Class of 2017 all received their
certificates of honorary membership of the Past
Pupils Union. We hope that in five years time the
Past Pupils Union will still be of significance to
these young men and perhaps can offer a
networking support body as they move on to the
next phase of their lives and careers.
A busy year kicked off with the annual golf outing
in Dun Laoghaire Golf Club in late August with
over 50 past pupils attending. This event was very
kindly sponsored by William Fry and Frank Keane
“CBC Matters” - that is our vision in the Past BMW for which we are very grateful. This year’s
Pupils Union. We hope this rings true for all past event is scheduled for Friday September 15th.
pupils of CBC Monkstown Park. The Past Pupils
Union strives to ensure that CBC matters, and The reunion season then saw events organised for
continues to matter, to each and every past pupil, the classes on 1966. 1976, 1986, 1996 and 2006,
wherever their journey in life takes them. three of which kicked off with a wine reception in
the college hosted by the Past Pupils Union and
The Past Pupils Union’s mission is to “maximise followed by a tour of the college buildings and
effective and lifelong engagement of past pupils fine facilities, much of which has been added
in supporting each other and the College” and we since many of these past pupils graduated.
do this by organising events and providing a
networking body for all pupils of CBC, past and Back in January I had the pleasure of presenting
present. Like all such bodies, the whole is greater ties to the members of the senior rugby squad on
than the sum of the parts and so we encourage the eve of their first cup match against
all past pupils to become and remain members Presentation Bray. This is something we in the Past
of their PPU. The executive committee of the Past Pupils Union do for the senior rugby squad every
Pupils Union organises and supports activities year and while this year’s team did not go on to
such as class reunions, awards to past pupils and win the Leinster Senior Cup, they did win the
networking events such as golf outings, Vinnie Murray Cup for a record 4th time. Many

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congratulations to them and all involved in their


coaching and organisation.
May was a very busy month for the Past Pupil’s
Union. In addition to our annual five-a-side soccer
for 6th years at the Bluepool Centre, the
aforementioned graduation dinner, our own AGM
in the College and a presentation to the CBC
Board of Management, we also supported the
inaugural alumni “CBC Monkstown Connected”
golf outing in Foxrock Golf Club. This was
organised by a number of our members who are
keen to build on the networking potential of CBC
past pupils and so parents of current pupils were
also invited to participate in the golf, the
subsequent dinner, or both. The event was a great
success with 11 teams of four playing in the golf
with many more joining later for the dinner.
I would like to take this opportunity to
acknowledge the contribution of the members of
the executive committee without whose Shalloe, most of whom are serving on the
voluntary work the Past Pupils Union could not committee again this year.
function. I would like to extend a particular thanks Finally the Past Pupils Union and its executive
to last year’s committee members - Dermot Kelly committee would like to record its thanks to CBC
(Honorary Vice-President), David Coffey (Honorary Principal, Dr. Gerry Berry, for his attendance,
Secretary), Alan Cuffe (Honorary Treasurer), participation, guidance and support of our
Richard Cruise, Shane Counihan, John McGann, activities and whose ongoing commitment, both
John Molloy, David O’Hanrahan and Michael professionally and personally, provides
considerable added support to us working to
ensure that “CBC Matters” and will continue to do
so for all past pupils.
Russell Burke,
Honorary President, CBC Monkstown Park Past
Pupils Union
If you would like more information on the PPU
please email cbcppu@gmail.com or go to
www.cbcppu.ie

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