It was a morning of contrasting fortunes for the CBS last Saturday in Darver. Our hurlers retained their Division One Hurling title while the U13 boys footballers were narrowly defeated in the Brian Mc Craith Final.
The day began with the Poc Fada where Cian Walsh and Conor Murphy competed, before making their way to join their team mates on the hurling team. Their opponents were St Mary’s Drogheda who were making their debut in a hurling final. CBS got off to a good start with a few early scores to settle any nerves and dominated their opponents to record a solid victory. There were excellent performances throughout the team- Kyle Schiavone, Aaron Heaney, Nathan Woods and Jun Chan played very well and were complemented excellently by solid displays from Kelly Okobi, Cormac Brannigan, Junior Shotayo. Conor Murphy provided a dominant platform around the middle and was responsible for some excellent scores throughout.
There was a short break, and a torrential downpour, before many of the team lined up once again- this time in a football final against Mell NS. The south Louth side had suffered defeat in the final last year and came out on top in a titanic struggle this year. In fact, had a late CBS shot which hit the crossbar, deflected into the net the game would have went to extra time. Throughout the team there were some fantastic displays- Evan Kirby made an outstanding save and had some sharp kick outs, Cian Walsh defended tigerishly throughout, Luke Conlon and Ryan Smyth battled bravely all game as did Cian Kieran when he came on. Daniel Duffy and Adam Flynn worked hard before picking up knocks and their replacements Kevin Teather and Caylem Burns almost combined for a winning score, Liam O’Connor and James Carroll were responsible for some beautiful scores throughout the match while Tiernan Watters gave a masterclass throughout and was unlucky to finish on the losing team.
The rest of the panel was mainly composed of our Under 11 squad who are playing next Friday and will have gained great experience from this outing.
Huge congratulations to the hurlers, their coaches- Mr M. O’Connor, Mr Jones and Mr Casey and John Murphy. Commiserations to the footballers and their coaches- Mr T. O’Connor, Mr Jones and Mr Casey.
Thanks to the parents who braved the elements to come out and support the pupils and to the teachers who gave up their Saturday morning to come out and support/help out/ coach the teams.
Adam Flynn, Tiernan Watters, Kyle Schiavone, Cian Walsh, Aaron Heaney, Cormac Brannigan, Kelly Okobi, Luke Kelly, Luke Conlon, Liam O’Connor, Conor Murphy, Junior Shotayo, Jun Chan, Nathan Woods
Adam Flynn, Tiernan Watters, Kevin Teather, Cian Walsh, James Carroll, Jake Boland, Tyler Boland, Caylum Burns, Tom Mahon, Daniel Duffy, David Lamina, Cormac Brannigan, Kelly Okobi, Luke Kelly, Luke Conlon, Liam O’Connor, Conor Murphy, Junior Shotayo, Cian Kieran, Ryan Smyth, Enoch Adebambo, Gustas Pupelis