On Saturday, 15th November, three of our athletes traveled to the AIT Indoor Arena in Athlone to compete in the All-Ireland Schools Combined Events Tournament. Daniel Ryan was a clear winner in the Intermediate Boys category, posting personal bests in the 200 m, hurdles and the 800m events. His brother, David, ran a great race in the 800m, shaving 5 seconds off his previous best to ensure a second place finish in the Junior Boys category. Declan Ryan put in a solid performance, registering personal bests in the 200m, 800m and hurdles events, placing him in twelfth place in the Junior Boys category. Both Daniel and David will now represent Thurles C.B.S. and Ireland in the SIAB Schools Combined Events International which will take place at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on the thirteenth of December. There the Irish team will compete against the best athletes from England, Scotland and Wales. We wish them the best of luck.
Internet Addiction and Me – Best Documentary Galway Junior Film Fleadh
Congratulations to CBS student Eoin Corbett whose film documentary called ‘Internet Addiction and Me’ won Best Documentary at the Galway Film Fleadh. Eoin finished the documentary in May and posted it on-line. Within a week it had been seen by over 2000 people. Last week Eoin travelled to Galway where he was delighted to win the Best Documentary Award. Eoin hopes to continue making films in the future and study Film and Television Production in college. To view the documentary on-line just search ‘Internet Addiction and Me’ or go to the schools website at cbsthurles.ie.
Our senior hurling panel secured progression to the quarter-finals of the Harty Cup on Wednesday last with an important victory over Blackwater College in their last game of the group stages. Thurles started slowly, in what was a must-win game and they trailed Blackwater at half-time (2-2, 0-5). However a strong second half display saw them win the game by nine points in the end (2-15, 3-3). The quarter-final will be played on the fourteenth of January but the draw has yet to be made.
Our under-15 hurlers were in action last Thursday when they took on Templemore in the semi-final of the Croke Cup. Unfortunately they were beaten on the day on a scoreline of Templemore 2-13, C.B.S. 2-7. Their attention will now turn to the White Cup competition which will begin in the new year.
‘Hard luck’ to our under-16 basketball team who, despite a good performance, were defeated by Haywood College in the semi-final of the Midlands League on Thursday last. The final score was 31-24. The team are now busily preparing for their upcoming All-Ireland Cup semi-final against Colaiste Pobail Setanta from Dublin.
National Water Safety Award
Last Tuesday three of our fifth year students; Jamie Stapleton, James O Sullivan and Paul Hennessy attended a national water safety awards ceremony in Dublin Castle. The three students received their award in recognition of a project that they completed as part of the Young Social Innovators programme, while they were in transition year. This project involved the students working on improvements that could be made to life buoys. The students enjoyed the occasion, which was a well-earned recognition of the hard work they had put into this project.
Transition Year Science Tour
On Tuesday last over fifty of our Transition Year students headed for the continent where they spent four days attending lectures and classes at the European Space Centre in the Ardennes region of Belgium. Some of the highlights of this very enjoyable and educational trip included a zero gravity space walk and a simulated space shuttle launch. Also on the agenda were visits to a forest activity park and a water park as well as some time for shopping in Maastricht. A great time was had by all.