Thurles C.B.S. was well represented in Croke Park on Sunday last with no fewer than eight past pupils involved in the senior All-Ireland final. There were seven alumni on the Tipperary panel ( James Barry, Cathal Barrett, Michael Cahill, Lar Corbett, Denis Maher, Padraig Maher and Ronan Maher) while past pupil, Aidan Fogarty, togged out in the black and amber of Kilkenny. On a national level there are very few schools which could boast such a high level of involvement in the sport’s most prestigious flagship event and this involvement is an obvious testament to the strength of hurling in the school. We would like to wish all our past pupils the very best of luck in the replay.
Dean Ryan Hurling
Our under-16 ½ hurling panel got their season underway last Tuesday when they played De la Salle of Waterford in a useful challenge match. This game should prove to be good preparation for the panel’s first round encounter against Ard Scoil Ris on the 24th of this month. Harty CupOur senior hurlers have begun their preparations for the first group game of the Harty Cup which will see them face St. Flannan’s of Clare on Wednesday, October the first. The venue has yet to be confirmed. The other schools in what looks like a very competitive group are Ard Scoil Ris, West Limerick Colleges and Blackwater College. We wish them the very best of luck for their upcoming campaign.
A.I.B. Build-A-Bank Challenge
On Thursday last, Aoife and Gillian from our local branch of A.I.B. spoke to our fourth year pupils about the Build-A-Bank Challenge. This national competition encourages transition year students to found and run a school bank. The students were informed as to how to set up the branch, how to encourage students to open accounts and how to manage the bank on a day to day basis. Interviews will soon take place for the following positions: branch manager, assistant manager, tellers, financial controller and sales and marketing manager.
State Exam Results
The school would like to congratulate our sixth year class of 2013/14 on the excellent results they achieved in their Leaving Certificate exams and to wish each of them the very best of luck in whatever field of study or employment they have chosen to follow. The school would also like to wish our fourth and fifth year pupils who sat their Junior Certificate exams last year the best of luck as they receive their results this week.