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News (10 April)

U 15A Munster Champions

Thurles C.B.S. retained their Munster under-15 A hurling title by defeating St. Flannan’s in the final of the O’Dowd Cup by the narrowest of margins on Wednesday last. St. Flannan’s started strongly, building up a four point lead early on. Thurles fought back gamely and through a combination of well taken frees from Stephen Ferncombe and the hard work of Jack Leamy and Ryan Walsh in the middle third, they managed to take the lead. However, two late points from the Clare outfit left them leading by 10 points to 9 at half-time. Thurles took control of the game in the second half, denying St. Flannan’s a score for the opening 20 minutes while tacking on several of their own. The decisive score of the game came when David Fogarty found the net, skilfully flicking on a long ball from Darragh Stakelum. The C.B.S. now led by 5 points and the team was forced to defend, which they did manfully. Jason O’Dwyer expertly deflected a close range shot away from goals while Ciaran Lloyd flung himself in front of a number of attempts from Flannan’s. A tense 6 minutes of added time saw St. Flannan’s narrow the gap to a single point but the C.B.S. held out for a great victory. The final score was Thurles: 1-12, St. Flannan’s: 0-14.

U15A Munster Champions

Concern Debating

Our Concern debating team was knocked out of the competition at the semi-final stage on Thursday evening last. The motion, that ‘Torture is a just means of preventing terrorism’, was a difficult motion to propose; every developed country, and every organisation which advocates for human rights, condemns torture in every circumstance. Nevertheless, the team, which was captained by Harry Hogan and which included Kyle English, Brendan Atkins and Mark Fortune, performed extremely well and the fact that they lost on a split decision is at least some small crumb of comfort. Well done to the four members mentioned above, and to Tommy O Sullivan who participated in several of the debates over the course of the campaign, on progressing so far in the competition.

German Exchange

Seven German exchange students who hailed from our partner school in Rosenheim in Bavaria, recently spent ten days in Thurles. During their time here the pupils attended classes and participated in everyday school life as well as visiting The Rock of Cashel, Mitchelstown Caves, Holycross Abbey and Dublin. The exchange students really enjoyed their Irish experience. Seven of our pupils will travel to Germany in July where they will experience German life, culture and even school. The German exchange programme provides a wonderful opportunity for students to greatly improve their spoken and listening language skills.

Fitzgerald Cup

Our under-17 hurlers reached the final of the Fitzgerald Cup thanks to a comprehensive victory over Carrick-on-Suir on Friday last. The final score was 4-24 to 1-8 and the panel will now face either Templemore or Nenagh after Easter. Track and Field Our athletes had an extremely successful day at the County Schools Track and Field event which was held in Templemore last Wednesday. We had 27 athletes competing on the day and together they managed to win a total of 25 medals: 13 gold, 6 silver and 6 bronze. They now look forward to the East Munster meet which will be held in Waterford RSC on the 10th of May.

News (28th March)

Concern Debating
Our Concern debating team progressed to the semi-finals of the competition last Thursday evening, having successfully opposed the motion that ‘On global development issues, Obama delivered more hope than change’ against the proposition from Davitt College, Castlebar. The team was captained by Harry Hogan and also consisted of Kyle English, Brendan Atkins and Mark Fortune. The team will now face Sacred Heart, Clonakilty in the next round.

Coolmore Stud
On Thursday last our transition year horticulture class visited Coolmore Stud where they were given an extremely interesting guided tour of both the working farm and the stud farm. The students were extremely impressed by the modern facilities and the innovative operation of the business. The highlight of the tour came when the students viewed Coolmore Stud’s prized possession, Galileo.

Under-16 ½ Football
‘Well done’ to our under 16 ½ footballers on reaching the final of the North Munster Championship, courtesy of a 3-16 to 1-6 victory over Rice College, Ennis last Thursday. Thurles led right through the game and were aided by the fact that Rice College were reduced to fourteen men after only ten minutes. Nevertheless, this was an impressive performance with the goals coming from Darragh Tynan, Sean Collins and John Kirwin. We wish them the best of luck in the final.

Fun Run
On Tuesday last the entire school community participated in a very successful and enjoyable ‘Fun Run’, the object of which was to raise funds to support the continuing development of sporting facilities in the school as well as to offset the cost of transport for extra-curricular activities. All the students walked to the racetrack where they either walked or ran a lap of the track before returning to the school. The school would like to thank Thurles Racetrack, the Order of Malta, the Gardai and everyone who supported the event.

Guest Speaker
On Friday last, Jerry O’Dwyer from JerryHasAnIdea.com spoke to our third year, transition year and fifth year art classes about his work as an art director and designer who specialises in providing visual solutions for advertisements. Mr O’Dwyer, a past pupil of the school, spoke about how he comes up with his ideas and how illustrations and images can be used to inform, sell and persuade. He also spoke to the students about the careers that exist for students who study art in secondary school and in college. The students really enjoyed this insightful and engaging workshop.

Rice Cup Blitz
Our Rice Cup ‘B’ panel competed in a qualifying blitz last Friday. They defeated Christian Brothers Cork but lost to Nenagh C.B.S. in the group games. They lost to Midleton C.B.S. in the semi-final but a victory over Rice College, Ennis in the third and fourth place play-off ensured that they qualify for the last 16 of the Rice Cup proper.


School Concert
The annual school variety concert was held in the assembly hall last Friday night. As usual there was an eclectic mix of musical styles on stage; from classical to rock, traditional to soul and pop.

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Along with our own musicians, an enjoyable feature of the evening was the performance of the choir from Scoil Ailbhe while past pupils, Graham Maher and Tommy Doyle also added to the great night’s entertainment.

News (25 March.)

Fun Run Day

Well Done to all studenst who took part in our Annual Fun Fun.  A gear day was had by all.

 

Under 16 ½ Football

‘Well done’ to our under-16 ½ footballers who overcame St. Joseph’s, Spanish Point in the North Munster Semi-final by the narrowest of margins on Thursday last. The game was a cracker, finishing 4-11 to 4-10. Thurles were 8 points down after half-time but fought back to level the scores. Spanish Point then scored 2-1 without reply to build up a 7 point lead. Amazingly, the C.B.S. clawed back that deficit as well before winning with a late Darragh Tynan point. The four goals were scored by Darragh Tynan, Ciaran O Dwyer and Jack Lanigan (2). They will now play Rice College of Ennis in the final.

Basketball

Our first year basketball team was busy last week, defeating Marist College by four points in the Midlands Semi-final on Monday before losing out to St. Paul’s of Monasterevin in the final on the following day. Despite this loss, the team, having finished as runners-up, is still in the All-Ireland League. White Cup The school’s under-15 hurlers progressed to the semi-final of the White Cup last Wednesday, courtesy of a 2-15 to 3-8 victory over Midleton C.B.S. . Thurles led from the start and at half time the score was 1-9 to 5 points, the goal coming from David Fogarty. Midleton fought back in the second half scoring 3 goals but another David Fogarty goal ensured that Thurles emerged victorious on the day.

Rice Cup

Our under-14 hurlers continued their preparations for the Rice Cup blitzes by playing useful challenge matches last week. On Tuesday they played Ard Scoil Ris while on Wednesday the A and B panels took on teams from Kilkenny C.B.S..

Print Workshop

The print artist, Ms Suzannah Mullaney O’Reilly visited to school on Monday the 6th and Friday the 10th of March to conduct print workshops with our second and fifth year art students. The students learnt the skills of mono printing, etching, using ink on acetates and the techniques used to create artistic effects. The school would like to thank Ms Mullaney O’Reilly for delivering this very insightful workshop and also Ms Mary Quigley of the Arts Office of Tipperary County Offices for facilitating the workshop and for allowing the students to exhibit their finished works.  

News (20 March)

Under 16 ½ Football

‘Well done’ to our under-16 ½ footballers who overcame St. Joseph’s, Spanish Point in the North Munster Semi-final by the narrowest of margins on Thursday last. The game was a cracker, finishing 4-11 to 4-10. Thurles were 8 points down after half-time but fought back to level the scores. Spanish Point then scored 2-1 without reply to build up a 7 point lead. Amazingly, the C.B.S. clawed back that deficit as well before winning with a late Darragh Tynan point. The four goals were scored by Darragh Tynan, Ciaran O Dwyer and Jack Lanigan (2). They will now play Rice College of Ennis in the final.

Basketball

Our first year basketball team was busy last week, defeating Marist College by four points in the Midlands Semi-final on Monday before losing out to St. Paul’s of Monasterevin in the final on the following day. Despite this loss, the team, having finished as runners-up, is still in the All-Ireland League. White Cup The school’s under-15 hurlers progressed to the semi-final of the White Cup last Wednesday, courtesy of a 2-15 to 3-8 victory over Midleton C.B.S. . Thurles led from the start and at half time the score was 1-9 to 5 points, the goal coming from David Fogarty. Midleton fought back in the second half scoring 3 goals but another David Fogarty goal ensured that Thurles emerged victorious on the day.

Rice Cup

Our under-14 hurlers continued their preparations for the Rice Cup blitzes by playing useful challenge matches last week. On Tuesday they played Ard Scoil Ris while on Wednesday the A and B panels took on teams from Kilkenny C.B.S..

Print Workshop

The print artist, Ms Suzannah Mullaney O’Reilly visited to school on Monday the 6th and Friday the 10th of March to conduct print workshops with our second and fifth year art students. The students learnt the skills of mono printing, etching, using ink on acetates and the techniques used to create artistic effects. The school would like to thank Ms Mullaney O’Reilly for delivering this very insightful workshop and also Ms Mary Quigley of the Arts Office of Tipperary County Offices for facilitating the workshop and for allowing the students to exhibit their finished works.  

News (10 March)

Concern Debating

Our Concern debating team progressed to the last 16 of this national competition when they successfully opposed the motion that ‘Fidel Castro’s legacy deserves to be celebrated’ against Presentation/ De La Salle Bagenalstown on Tuesday last, the 28th of February. The team, which was captained by Harry Hogan and also consisted of Kyle English, Brendan Atkins and Mark Fortune, performed well to secure a unanimous victory and will now face St. Joseph’s College, Lucan in the next round where they will be proposing the motion that ‘ There should be limits to Free Speech on Social Media’.

White Cup

Our under-15 hurlers set up a quarter-final showdown with Midleton C.B.S. courtesy of a comfortable victory over Nenagh in the first round of the White Cup on Wednesday last. The team performed admirably in what were very difficult conditions on the day and the final score was : Thurles: 2-17, Nenagh: 0-11.

IMTA Junior Maths Competition

All of our first year pupils participated in the first round of the Irish Mathematics Teachers Association Junior Problem Solving Competition on Wednesday last, the 1st of March. The following students will now represent the school in the regional finals: Eoin Noonan, Oisin Treacy, Cathal Corcoran, Ben O’ Driscoll, Cillian McDonagh, Luke Aherne, Tom Purcell, Luke Barnes, Sean Condon, Mikey Griffin, Stephen Mawe, Jack O’Mara and Joe Caesar. Well done to all.

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Basketball

The school had two teams which competed in an under-16 one-day basketball competition which was held in Nenagh College last Friday and one of those teams, which was captained by AJ Shanahan, won out the tournament. Earlier in the week our first and second year teams had mixed fortunes against Piper’s Hill in the league. Our first years enjoyed a 24-3 victory while unfortunately our second years were well beaten (22-44).

SOAR

Workshop Last Friday our transition year pupils took part in a SOAR workshop. These workshops are designed to increase self-awareness, belief, direction, empathy, leadership, peer respect and resiliency. The students certainly found it a very worthwhile and engaging exercise. Fair Trade On Thursday last our transition year students attended a very informative talk on Fair Trade at L.I.T.-Thurles. The event was organised in conjunction with Fair Trade Fortnight and highlighted the rationale behind the movement and the many benefits which accrue to small independent farmers and their communities thanks to Fair Trade deals.