Congratulations to our under-15 hurlers on being crowned Munster champions last Wednesday following their victory over De la Salle in the final of the O’Dowd Cup. Thurles started well, building up a five points to one lead early in the first half. De la Salle fought back however and the CBS led by just a single point at half-time ( 1-5, 1-4). De la Salle started the second half strongly, scoring two points before Thurles took control of the game, eventually emerging victorious on a scoreline of 2-11 to 1-6. This was a strong team performance, helped by some impressive displays from the captain, Luke Shanahan, and from Stephen Ferncombe, who scored both goals. Eddie Maher and Darragh Stakelum were very busy in midfield while Jack Leamy and Liam McCormack also turned in fine displays. Well done to all involved.
Our Rice Cup ‘A’ panel qualified for the quarter-finals of the competition by winning their blitz on Thursday, the 12th of April. The squad defeated teams from Roscrea, Naas and Blackwater CBS and will face either Gaelcholaiste Mhuire AG or Youghal in the next round. Our ‘B’ panel was in action the following day but despite some good performances they failed to progress to the next round of the competition.
Business and Innovation Project
Our transition year pupils travelled to Grange Hill last Monday where they participated in a scenic forest walk. As well as getting some fresh air and exercise the trip provided the students with the inspiration needed to complete a business and innovation project which challenges them to come up with some new ideas about how the area’s natural resources and amenities could be better utilised for tourist purposes.
Recently, fifteen students from the coastal town of Lannion in Brittany spent one week with their host families in Thurles and Roscrea as part of a student exchange organised jointly by the CBS and Colaiste Phobal Ros Cre. While visiting Ireland the pupils got a taste of Irish school life as well as gaining an insight into Irish history and culture. Included in their itinerary were visits to the Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle and the Swiss Cottage. They also visited Dublin where they participated in the Viking Splash Tour and viewed the Book of Kells. Students from our school had previously visited France. Overall, the exchange was a huge success and a very enjoyable and educational experience for all involved
The school’s under-16 soccer panel was knocked out of the South-East Munster Cup at the quarter-final stage on Wednesday last. The team was unlucky to come up against a very strong Tramore team which managed to build up a four goal lead by half-time. The players didn’t drop their heads though and managed to get a couple of consolation goals , via Jack Lillis and Alex Garcia Diaz.
Highest Grade in Leaving Cert Chemistry
Congratulations to Mark Fortune Congratulations who received recognition from the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland today for attaining the highest grade in the LC Chemistry examinations 2017.
MOG Car Safety Demonstration
On Thursday last our transition year students attended a car safety demonstration course intended to teach young drivers about the limitations and frailties of a motor vehicle, thereby dispelling the notion of "invincibility" behind the wheel. The students were able to examinethe internal workings of a specially modified car and gain an insight into the dangers of driving with damaged parts. It was a very interesting demonstration which helped to encourage responsible driving among young people.