Our senior hurling panel enjoyed an important victory over Gaelcholaiste Mhuire AG in the quarter-final of the Harty Cup competition in Kilmallock last Friday. Thurles performed well in the first half, despite playing against the breeze and led by three points at half-time. A second-half goal for Gaelcholaiste Mhuire brought them back into the game however and in the end Thurles ran out narrow victors on a scoreline of Thurles; 2-8, Gaelcholaiste; 1-10. Well done to all involved.
‘Congratulations’ to our senior football panel on their victory last Thursday over Colaiste Dun Iascaigh of Cahir in the semi-final of the County ‘B’ Championship. Thurles played well in what was a very high scoring game and seemed to have the game won with fifteen minutes to go. However two late goals by Cahir made for a dramatic finale with the C.B.S. holding on to win by a single point. The final score was Thurles; 4-9, Cahir; 3-11. Guest Speaker On Thursday last Mr. Dermot Fitzgerald of Boru Stoves Ltd., Thurles spoke to our fifth year L.C.V.P. students about entrepreneurship and business management. Mr. Fitzgerald gave the students very practical advice about how to set up and run a business. The students greatly enjoyed this enlightening talk which they found to be very relevant to their studies. Young Scientist Thurles C.B.S. had four separate entries in the BT Young Scientist Exhibition which took place in the R.D.S. last week. Sean Ryan, William Creedon and Darragh Byrne studied the rates of participation in sports within the school community. Their project, entitled ‘ Infinity Trainer’, focused on the perils of overtraining and made recommendations in relation to injury management programmes. As part of his project, Mark Fortune developed a pictorial substitute for the numerical and alphabetical encryption test that web-users often need to pass to enter a website. Jamie Stapleton, Paul Hennessy and James O Sullivan’s project, entitled ‘Life Buoys’, is based on their prize-winning entry in last year’s Young Social Innovators competition. They are using modern mobile technology to improve the efficiency and proper maintenance of life buoys. Finally, Tommy O Donnell and Michael O Callaghan’s project focused on how humanity could provide much of our energy requirements through mining natural resources on planets within the Solar System. All of the aforementioned students deserve praise for their ingenuity, innovation, resourcefulness and enthusiasm.
Our under-16 basketball team was in action on Thursday last when they played Colaiste Pobail Setanta in the All-Ireland ‘C’ Cup semi-final. The entire team performed excellently and the first half was extremely competitive. Setanta dominated the third quarter and although the C.B.S. narrowed the gap in the final quarter through a spirited comeback, it was not enough to overhaul their opponents’ advantage The final score was 52-45.
The entire school community marked the Feast of the Epiphany on Tuesday last by attending a mass in the James O Donoghue Sports Hall . The mass was celebrated by our school chaplain, Fr. Tomas O Connell.
Transition Year Students selling their produce during the week.