Rugby is the primary sport: CBC has a rich history in the sport having won 28 Munster Schools' Senior Cups (last in 2009) and has also contributed richly to Munster, Ireland and British and Irish Lions representative sides. All boys in the college are actively encouraged from First Year up to play the sport and beginners are most welcome. Shorts, jersey, socks, boots and gum shield are required and all training takes place in Landsdowne.
First Year training takes place on Mondays for all students during class games 2.00pm – 3.30pm and Wednesdays after school from 1.00pm to 3.00pm approximately. Training takes place on Saturdays and games are played against Dublin, Limerick and Cork schools throughout the season. The season has traditionally culminated with a tour to France at Easter time. The emphasis in 1stYear is on fun, skills development and participation. Contact person is Mr Adam Clarke.
Second Years play at U15 level and participate in the McCarthy Cup as well as playing in the Munster Club Leagues. The emphasis in 2nd Year is on player development and preparing a squad for the Junior Cup. Training is after school on Mondays, 3:45 to 5:30pm, Wednesdays, 1:15 to 3:30 pm and Fridays, 3:45 to 5:30pm from September to April. Matches take place on Wednesdays only. Contact person is Mr Peter Melia.
The main emphasis in Third Year is the Munster Junior Cup at 'A' Level and the Kidney Cup at 'B' level. The squad trains on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school, 3:45 to 5:30pm with games on Saturdays as well as regular strength and conditioning sessions. They play a comprehensive season of 'friendly' matches prior to the Junior Cup. Matches take place on Saturdays. Contact person is Mr Tom Crowe.
This year group participates in the Bowen Shield before Christmas as well as a Munster Clubs league. Some players from this group progress to the Senior Squad after Christmas, while a few younger members are still eligible to play at Junior Level. Training is after school on Mondays, 3:45 to 5:30pm, Wednesdays, 1:15 to 3:30 pm and Fridays, 3:45 to 5:30pm from September to April. Matches take place on Wednesdays only. Contact person is Mr Russell Foley.
5th and 6th Year
This group formulates the Senior Squad. They train Tues and Thurs 3:45 to 5:30pm and Sat 9:00 to 11:30am, comprising both pitch and gym sessions as well as following a comprehensive fixtures schedule. Some players graduate to Munster and Irish Schools' representative sides. After Christmas they play in the Munster Schools Senior Cup as well as the Barry Cup for 'B' players. Matches take place on Saturdays. Contact person is Mr Neil Lucey.
The schools' rugby pitches are in Lansdowne, a 5-minute walk from the college . Changing rooms with showers are located on site. A limited number of car parking spaces are available. We also have gym and weights facilities on the main school campus as well as an all-weather floodlit Astro Turf pitch.