Our senior hurling panel was in action last Wednesday when the squad took on West Limerick Colleges in their second game of the group phase. It was a very tight match and Thurles led by three points going into the final minutes of the game. Unfortunately West Limerick Colleges got a last minute goal which resulted in the game ending in stalemate. The final score was WLC 3-9, Thurles 1-15. The C.B.S. will be in action again on the tenth of November when they will play Ard Scoil Ris.
Our Senior Golf team competed in the Munster Schools Senior Qualifying competition held in Ballyneety Golf Club on Thursday last. The team comprised Aaron Ryan, Conor Stakelum, John Corbett, Brian Fallon and Harry Fitzgibbon and although they played well they did not do enough to qualify for the next round.
Both our under-16 and our under-19 teams were in action last Thursday when they traveled to Mullingar to take on teams from St. Finian’s in what was for both age groups their second league game of the season. The under-16’s played extremely well and ran out comfortable winners while our under-19’s suffered heartbreak as a last second basket saw Mullingar emerge victorious on a scoreline of 46 points to 45.
On Thursday last Garda Clodagh Kenny spoke to the 3ND C.S.P.E. class about anti-social behaviour and its consequences in law. This is the theme of the Action Project that the class is undertaking for their Junior Cert this year. The students really enjoyed this highly informative and thought provoking talk and the school would like to thank Garda Kenny for giving so freely of her time.
Fifty of our fifth year pupils received their Bronze Gaisce Medals last week. This presentation of the President’s Award was in recognition of the completion last year of a twenty six week course which focused on the areas of community involvement, personal skill, physical recreation and adventure journey. Well done to all involved.
Croke and Hennessy Cup Games
Our Croke Cup panel played a useful challenge match against Blackwater College on Tuesday last. Meanwhile our under-15 hurlers played Carraig C.B.S. in the quarter-final of the Tipperary Schools ‘B’ competition on Thursday last. Unfortunately the Carraig team proved too strong for the Thurles lads on the day.
Comhairle na nOg
Jamie McCormack, Robert Healy and Conor Ryan represented the school at last Thursday’s meeting of the Tipperary Comhairle na nOg. At the conference they were introduced to last year’s committee members before watching the locally made film ‘Silent Keys’. This film , which deals with the theme of substance abuse, was produced by the ‘Thurles Young Filmmakers’ group and was directed by sixth year student, Adam O Dwyer. Fifth year pupil ,Brandon Meaney, who was representing Littleton Youth Project, was elected on to the county committee, the first meeting of which will be held on the 12th of December.