Congratulations to our under-16 ½ hurlers on their quarter-final victory over St. Coleman’s of Fermoy on Wednesday last. Played in blustery conditions the game proved to be a very close and exciting affair, Thurles only progressing after extra-time on a scoreline of 1-20 to 2-15. The C.B.S. will now face Our Lady’s of Templemore in the semi-final. We wish them the best of luck.
First Year Hurling
The school had a total of four different first year hurling teams that competed in blitzes on Tuesday and Thursday of last week. These tournaments saw our first years taking on teams from a variety of other Tipperary based schools. The students really enjoyed representing the school on the playing field and teams from the C.B.S. were successful in qualifying for the next round of both the cup and shield competitions.]
Our senior hurlers continued their preparations for their next group game against West Limerick Colleges by playing a useful challenge match against Nenagh on Thursday last.
Last Monday our 4Y and 4T Transition Year classes traveled to the Watergate Theatre in Kilkenny to see Ger Carey’s hilarious new one-man show ,‘ A Comic Journey Inside The Teenage Brain’. The show encourages teenagers to laugh at themselves and hopefully also to reach a better understanding of the difficulties teenagers face in their everyday lives.
Hennessy Cup ‘B’
Well done to our under-15 ‘B’ panel following their victory over Rockwell last Friday. A good team performance saw them win on a scoreline of 4-9 to 3-4. They will now face Carraig-on-Suir in the next round of the competition.
Well done to students in 4T who, as part of the international ‘Blue September’ campaign, organised a ‘Jersey Day’ in order to raise money and awareness to help in the fight against cancers that affect men. With their help the school raised €1,095.
On Thursday 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.
The school will hold its open evening for incoming first year students on Tuesday next, the 21st of October. Parents and prospective students will be given the opportunity to inspect the school’s impressive facilities as well as the chance to meet the staff. The event begins at 7 p.m. and will be a good opportunity for sixth class boys to familiarise themselves with life in a modern, progressive secondary school.