Christian Brothers College, Cork
Certa Bonum Certamen
(Fight the good fight)
|Sidney Hill, Cork, Ireland|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Principal||Dr Laurence Jordan|
|Enrollment||1000+ (Preparatory & Secondary combined)|
|School fees||€5,000 in 1st year. €3,685 per year thereafter|
Their sister school in Dublin is CBC Monkstown. The college's main rivals are Presentation Brothers College. As the two main fee paying all-boys schools in Cork, both share similar histories, student bases, and sporting & academic traditions.
In the mid 19th century the Vincentian Fathers maintained a seminary at Saint Patrick's Place in Cork, known as the Cork Diocesan Seminary. In 1888 a new seminary with residential accommodation was completed at Farranferris, and the Vincentian ecclesiastical students transferred there.
From the beginning, CBC was principally involved in preparing pupils for university entry and operated on St Patrick's Place for one hundred years.
Marking the centenary in 1988, the College moved from its original site to a new location, one hundred metres away, atop Sidney Hill.
1996-1998 saw the modernisation of sports facilities at Lansdowne. 1999 saw an extension to the College complex itself which included improved dining facilities and the creation of a special complex for sixth year students. In 2008, construction was completed on an AstroTurf pitch, which is now used for various sporting activities, including after school football.
Though the Christian Brothers retain a presence on the Board of Management, as Trustees, CBC is now staffed entirely by lay teachers, and is recognised as one of Ireland's leading educational establishments at secondary level. (In the 2006 Sunday Times Schools League Table, CBC was listed among the country's top twenty boys schools.)
CBC has over 1000 students in the college with 885 studying at Secondary Level and more than 250 studying at Primary Level in the Preparatory School. The current principal of the college (both secondary and preparatory) is Dr. Laurence Jordan.
The school is one of Cork's "rugby union nurseries" and have won the Munster Schools' Senior Cup twenty eight times (equal with rivals PBC Cork). Current members of the Munster rugby squad, Stephen Archer, Darragh Hurley, Tomás O'Leary, Billy Holland, and Donncha O'Callaghan are recent past pupils (2006, 2004, 2002, and 1998 respectively).
CBC's most recent Senior Cup victory came in 2009 when the side defeated Rockwell College. This came after 2 successive defeats in the final. In 2010, the CBC side failed to regain their title.
The school also participates in other extracurricular activities, including debating, charitable activities, basketball and others. The school also participates in other sports, including soccer (football) and GAA (Gaelic football and Hurling) - with CBC winning the Junior Cup for soccer in 2003 and 2008 and several Lord Mayor Cups.
Through several fundraising efforts, including the annual Christmas appeal, CBC supports charities including SHARE, S.V.P., HOPE, Trócaire and Concern. One of the school's main charitable activities is the "Zambia Immersion Project", which has run biannually since 2003. This Immersion project involves students travelling to Zambia with chosen staff and assisting the Christian Brothers missions in Murundu, Mufulira.
- Peter Barry, Minister for Foreign Affairs (1982–1987), Tánaiste (1987).
- J. Kevin Boland, RC prelate bishop of Savannah
- Mark Cagney, TV and radio broadcaster.
- Hugh Coveney, Minister for the Marine (1994–1995), Minister for Defence (1994–1995).
- Darragh Hurley, Munster rugby player
- Donal Lenihan, former Ireland rugby union captain.
- Frank Murphy, former Munster rugby player and Leicester Tigers, current Connacht Rugby player.
- Noel Murphy (Sr.), Irish Rugby Union international, Munster Rugby and British and Irish Lions team member
- Noel Murphy (Jr.), Irish Rugby Union international, Munster Rugby and British and Irish Lions team member
- Donncha O'Callaghan, Irish Rugby Union international, Munster Rugby and British and Irish Lions team member.
- Shane O'Connor, rugby union player for Munster and Harlequins.
- Tomás O'Leary, Irish Rugby Union international and Munster Rugby and British and Irish Lions team member.
- Duncan Williams, Munster Rugby player.
- Edward Mulhare, actor
- Aloys Fleischmann, composer, professor of music 
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