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First Year basketballers crowned Cork champions

The First Year basketball team of Coláiste Muire were crowned Cork Champions amid jubilant scenes in Neptune stadium on Thursday, March 10th. Having been behind for much of the game, the Crosshaven side staged a dramatic comeback in the final quarter to edge out St. Fachtna’s of Skibereen by three points. Robert Twomey lead the comeback in a terrific display of skill. Adam White impressed throughout.

The Second Year team were unlucky to loose out to Clonakilty Community college. In another close contest, Coláiste Muire were narrowly beaten in the closing stages. Great performances from James O’Grady and Eoghan Kirwin.

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Under 16 boys are crowned Cork basketball champions

The under 16 boys’ basketballers are cork champions, having beaten Bantry in the final in Neptune. Spurred on by 180 supporters, the Crosshaven team were lead by Ben Donovan who was awarded MVP.

The side will now go on to the All-Ireland play-offs which will be held in Crosshaven on January 17th.

Basketball : First Year girls are Cork champions. Second Years narrowly miss out


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First Year girls of Coláiste Muire were crowned Cork champions following a tense final against local rivals Carrigaline Community Schools in Neptune Stadium. There was little between the sides in the first half as Carrigaline matched the Crosshaven girls basket for basket.

Fine defending from Lucy McCarthy and Shea Fitzgibbon and vital scores from Andrea Long and Katie Long saw the Coláiste Muire side pull away to victory. The girls will go on to represent their county in the All-Ireland play-offs.

In the Second Year final, Coláiste Muire girls were narrowly defeated by Skibbereen, losing by two points in overtime. After a very slow start, the game came alive in the final quarter with a fine defensive performance by Molly Murphy and Ciara O’Brien spearheading a spirited comeback. The game was decided in overtime by the smallest of margins.

The girls will get a chance to qualify for the All-Ireland series in a play-off after the Easter break.

Girls’ Basketball – First and Second years in Cork final

Best of luck to the First and Second Year Girls. They will be representing the school in the Cork final on Tuesday 24th March. The First Years qualified by beating Kinsale on Friday (20th March)in closely contested game in Crosshaven.

Senior Footballers draw in Championship first round

Senior Footballers draw in Championship first round
Coláiste Muire 1-7, Coláiste Daibhéad 1-7
Coláiste Daibhead opened the scoring with points from play however the seniors quickly counter-attacked but were unable to find the back of the net despite their best efforts. Colm O’Reilly was the first to get his name on the score sheet with a point. Coláiste Daibhead added to their tally with two more points. Coláiste Muire had a chance to go ahead with a foul on Donnachadh Desmond but Johnathan O’Regan hit the crossbar and the ball was soon cleared. Coláiste Daibhead found the net, but this did not dampen Coláiste Muire’s spirits as they continued to test their opponents. The score at half time was Coláiste Daibhead 1-7 Cólaiste Muire 0-1.

The halftime score and lashing rain didn’t bother the lads as they came back on to the pitch with a positive attitude. Points from Darragh Kiely and O’Reilly early on in the second half proved that the Crosshaven side were still in the game. The ball traveled into Coláiste Muire’s back line twice in the second half but with blocks from Fionn Murphy denied Coláiste Daibhead a scoring opportunity. The likes of Kiely , Tim Marron, and Adam Kent in midfield proved a massive threat and great assets to this young side. A superb goal from O’Regan gave his teammates that extra bit of encouragement to drive on and a late point from O’Reilly gave Coláiste Muire the equaliser in what was a thrilling second half from a Coláiste Muire perspective.

Team: M. Condon, D.Barry, F. Murphy, D. Thomas, S. Kidney, D. Kiely, T. Marron , A. Kent, T. Rooney, L. Walsh, J.Fahy, J. O’Regan, D. Desmond, K. Lyons, C. O’Reilly, P. Kelly, J. Lane, J.Cox, S. Dolan, S. Deaudet, K. Murphy, S. Lyons



The Coláiste Muire U16 Camogie team were victorious in the Munster final on the 26th of February on a scoreline of 7-4 to 0-6 against Coláiste Treasa, Kanturk with a very strong second half performance in Castle Road . They did the school very proud with strong performances from captain Hayley Fitzgearld , Sarah Ahern, Rebecca Murphy and Eimear Murphy.Special thanks to Miss Delahunty.

Gaelic Football – Coláiste Muire boys defeat Scoil Mhuire, Kanturk

Coláiste Muire boys defeated Scoil Mhuire, Kanturk in the final pool game of the under 14 football championship.

A fine display by Jonathon O’ Regan saw him net 3-3. Adam Kent bagged an impressive 2-2 in a high-scoring contest.

A goal from Jordan Meade and three points from Owen Maye saw off the Kanturk challenge.

There were excellent performances from Shane Lyons at full back as well as Eamonn Keating and Adam Harrington.

The lads now progress to the semi-final as group leaders.

Final score: Coláiste Muire 6-9, Scoil Mhuire, Kanturk 3-8

Colaiste Muire Golfers narrowly miss out on All-Ireland success

Three Coláiste Muire represented Munster in Belfast at Balmoral Golf Club on the 24th of April in the All-Ireland Schools’ golf competition. Four teams from the provinces took part. In poor conditions, Coláiste Muire, lead by Fionn Murphy produced great scores. Despite their efforts, the were pipped to first place by a single stroke. A great performance.
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After winning the South Munster qualifier in Macroom th Junior Golf team travelled down to Cahir Park Golf Club in Tipperary where they met the two qualifiers from North Munster and Bishopstown the second qualifier from South Munster. It was a misty day on the course which made conditions a bit tougher and the scores on the course would not be as low as expected.

The competitors were also joined by some wildlife with a fox joining the players on the 7th tee box for most of the day.

Play was moving swiftly on and so were the competitors. Good scores had come in and by the time Crosshaven came in Bishopstown were in the lead. Killian Murphy came in with a very solid score and Joshua Hogan was yet to come in. Tensions were high and there were many nervous looks on peoples faces around the 18th green. Joshua sunk a bogey putt on the last hole which in the end was vital to the Crosshaven team as they went on to win the competition by two shots much to the delight of the team and also their teacher Ger Fitzgibbon.


U16 Rugby Crosshaven vs Fermoy

Venue: Fermoy RFC

Time: 1:30

Date: 07-Mar-2013

The game kicked off at 1:30, in terrible conditions. The rain was pouring down and the wind was blowing a gale, with conditions underfoot very slippery and a few puddles appearing on the field before kick-off. You could tell from the start that it would be a forwards game

Even though the skies were dull Crosshaven started brightly and were camped inside the Fermoy half for the opening 10 minutes. The lads were inching their way towards the Fermoy line when a handling error let the opposition off the hook.

Five minutes passed before Crosshaven were back in the Fermoy 22, this time determined to make amends for their previous error. After five minutes of all forward play, Martin Condon bulldozed his way over the line for the games first try. It was a great team effort that included smart play and perseverance. Kieran Lyons added the conversion to put the lads 7-0 up after 20 minutes.

The lads were on the front foot straight from the restart, the forwards again forcing the yards. The backs were doing extremely well when called upon, with horrible ball handling conditions, they made few, if any mistakes and spread the play beautifully.

When Shane Bushe got the ball on the Fermoy 22, you could see the determination in his eyes and a little jink got him to within a yard of the line. Quick ruck play from Jason Fehily, Jake Lane and Darragh Kiely created the space for Condon to score his second try. Again Kieran Lyons added the extra 2 points with the boot leaving Crosshaven 14-0 up at the break. There were big first half performances by Martin Condon, Shane Bushe and Jake Lane.

Crosshaven weren’t satisfied with the score and came out all guns blazing at the start of the second half. Within 5 minutes thye were over again, this time Steven Dolan with the try for Crosser. 19-0 the lads lead.

From then on Fermoy started to grow into it, forcing Crosshaven to make the tackles. After 10 minutes of disciplined, smart defending Crosshaven were beaten on the wing and Fermoy were in for a try. 19-5.

With just minutes remaining Kieran Lyons got the ball on the Fermoy 22 and with a beautiful cross field kick delivered the ball straight into the arms of Fergal Conway who gracefully rounded the Fermoy winger and touched down in  the corner.

The game finished 24-5, a deserving win for Crosshaven in awful conditions. It was a great team performance, but a special mention has to be made to the younger lads like Fergal Conway, Stephen Dolan and Conor Peche who played their hearts out. A well-deserved ‘Care Free’ in the dressing room rounded off a good days work for the lads.

By Stephen Curran