Senior Hurling All-Ireland
Following on from their success in the Harty Cup, our senior hurlers enjoyed a good victory over St. Peter’s College, Wexford in the All-Ireland semi-final on Thursday last. A strong team performance saw the C.B.S. pull through on a scoreline of 18 points to 1-12. They will now get the opportunity to take home the Croke Cup when they play St. Kieran’s of Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final. The game will be played in Semple Stadium on Saturday, the 4th of April. We wish them the very best of luck.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Well done to the construction and art departments and all the transition years that worked on the creation of this year’s entry into the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Our float showcased the wide array of activities that take place in the school, including sports, music and our involvement in the Zambian Immersion Project. The theme of this year’s entry was signposts and this theme was designed to highlight how the school is leading the way in so many arenas of activity, be they sporting, academic or cultural. The float won the overall first prize in the Thurles parade.
First Year Basketball
There was disappointment for our first year basketball panel last Thursday as they were beaten in the Midlands League final by Piper’s Hill, Naas. The scoreline was 41-27. Despite this result their season is very much alive as they still progress to the All-Ireland League play-offs and they also have the semi-final of the Midlands Cup to come.
Our Upperchurch walk, in aid of the Zambian Immersion Project, took place last Friday. Thankfully the weather stayed fine and the students enjoyed their trek through the scenic Upperchurch trail. The school would like to thank all those who supported the event and of course the Upperchurch Walks Committee and the local community in general. Without their help this important fundraiser would not have been possible.
Project Maths Trail
On Thursday last our transition year pupils visited Birr’s Outdoor Activity Centre where they competed in a Project Maths Trail; this involved a combination of mathematical problem-solving and physical activity. The warm weather added to the day’s enjoyment for all involved.
Rice Cup Blitz
The school had two teams which participated in blitzes on Thursday and Friday of last week. On Thursday, the ‘A’ team topped their group and defeated Clonmel in the semi-final and Ennis in the final to qualify for the quarter-finals of the competition. On Friday, our ‘B’ team defeated Wexford but lost to Kilkenny C.B.S. and Ard Scoil Ris. Unfortunately, they do not progress to the next round.
The school would like to welcome to Ireland the nine German students from the town of Rosenheim in Bavaria who are currently enjoying their time in Thurles C.B.S. as part of the foreign exchange programme which is being run in conjunction with the Presentation Convent. On the itinerary for their visit were trips to the Rock of Cashel, the Swiss Cottage and the Mitchelstown Caves along with participation in the Upperchurch Fundraising Walk. We hope that they have enjoyed their time in Tipperary and we wish them a safe journey home.
Well done to second year pupil, Fred Crowley, who was on the Irish team that won a silver medal at the Schools International Cross-Country Championships on Saturday last.