All-Ireland Hurling Final
The school would like to wish our senior hurling panel and their mentors the very best of luck in this Saturday’s All-Ireland Senior Colleges Hurling Final. The game will be played in Semple Stadium and throw-in is at 5 pm.
IAMTA Junior Maths Competition
‘Congratulations’ to Mark Fortune, Harry Hogan, Ben Hertramph and Ray Fuller who finished in second place in the national final of the Irish Applied Maths Teachers Association Junior Maths Competition. The final, which took place in Portlaoise last Saturday, consisted of various problem-solving rounds and the C.B.S. team was very unlucky, missing out on victory by just two points.
Geography Field Trip
On Monday last our transition year students traveled to Castlecomer Discovery Park for their Geography field trip. The pupils engaged in orienteering and map-reading as well as enjoying a high-ropes treetop walk. A very enjoyable day was had by all.
Our under-17 hurling panel enjoyed a hard-fought victory over Our Lady’s, Templemore in the quarter-final of the Fitzgerald Cup on Monday last. A last minute pointed free by Bill Darcy proved to be the winning score in what was a closely contested match. The final score was 1-16 to 1-15. The panel will now face Clonmel in the semi-final; this game will be played after the Easter break. Meanwhile our Fitzgerald ‘B’ panel was also in action last week when they took on Borrisokane on Thursday. Unfortunately, they were beaten and so are now out of the competition.
Sports Injury Prevention Module
Over the last number of weeks our transition year pupils have been participating in a sports injury prevention module. This six week course, which is being delivered by past pupil, Bill McCormack, aims to give the students an insight into the science behind injury prevention as well as to teach the pupils about health and fitness. The course is designed to cater for athletes of all levels and at the end of the six week period each student will design a personal training schedule which incorporates all aspects of fitness.
‘Congratulations’ to sixth year pupil, Eoin Corbett, whose documentary ‘ Internet Addiction and Me’ recently won the best Factual Film Award at R.T.E.’s Fresh Film Festival. This is the second major filmmaking award that Eoin has won this year, having previously won, in conjunction with Adam O’Dwyer, the I.C.T.U. Youth Connect filmmaking competition.
On Tuesday last our nine German exchange students along with their Irish hosts visited the Rock of Cashel, the Swiss Cottage and the Mitchelstown Caves. On the following day they played a friendly international soccer match against some of the pupils in the fifth year German class. The game ended with both sides level on six goals apiece.
Last Tuesday our transition year pupils took part in a SOAR workshop. These workshops are designed to increase self-awareness, belief, direction, empathy, leadership, peer respect and resiliency. The students certainly found it a very worthwhile and engaging exercise.