Irish Angus Beef Competition
Good Luck to Niall Maloney and Kieran Hennessy who are finalists in the Angus Beef Competition.
‘Well done’ to our under 16 ½ hurlers on their victory over Ard Scoil Ris last Wednesday in the first round of the Dean Ryan Cup. The teams were evenly matched and went in level at half time (2-7, 1-10) but a strong second half performance saw Thurles emerge victorious on a scoreline of 3-15 to 1-15. The panel will now face St. Coleman’s of Fermoy in the Quarter final of the competition on October the eight. We wish them the best of luck.
On Thurday next, the ninth of October, the entire school community will participate in a five kilometre sponsored fun run, the proceeds of which will go towards supporting sporting development in the school. Students will walk to the racecourse where they will either walk or jog a lap before returning to the school. There will also be organised races for our more serious athletes with prizes on offer in each year group category. All funds raised will go towards the maintenance and development of our sporting facilities as well as towards offsetting the cost of transport to sporting fixtures. As usual, your support is greatly appreciated.
Our senior hurlers played Castletroy College of Limerick in a useful challenge match on Tuesday last. Croke Cup Our Croke Cup panel played a worthwhile challenge match against Nenagh C.B.S. on Friday last. School
The male leads for this year’s musical have now ended and the following students have been chosen to star on stage: Alex Murphy ( Danny), Dylan Greene ( Kenickie), Fionn McCartan ( Doody ), Daniel Matthews ( Roger ), Darragh Byrne ( Sonny ), Loughlin Russell ( Eugene ), Jack Fitzgibbon ( Vince Fontaine ), Gavin Murphy (Johnny Casino ), Diarmuid Meagher ( Teen Angel ), Anthony Maher ( Mr Lynch) and Darren O Sullivan ( Jock ). This year’s school musical, ‘Grease’, will be performed in the Premier Hall on Thursday, the 4th, Friday ,the 5th , and Saturday the 6th of December.
First Year Hurling Competition
On Friday last our first year pupils took part in the annual blitz against teams from The Abbey C.B.S. All of the students were divided into teams of twelve and in the end the James O Donoghue Perpetual Trophy was presented to the captain of the winning Thurles team, Patrick Creedon. The school would like to thank Mr Andy Ryan for his help in organising this event and Mr Pierce Murphy for providing first aid support and presenting the trophy. ‘Well done’ also to the fourth year pupils who managed the teams and refereed and umpired the games.
Last Thursday our under-16 and under-19 basketball teams played their first league games of the season at home against Mullingar Community College. Our under-16 team was victorious (34-23) but unfortunately our under-19 team was beaten (31-41). Our senior team will play Wilson’s Hospital this week and we wish them the best of luck.