CBS Thurles C.B.S. (20th April)
‘Hard luck’ to our senior hurlers, who experienced heartbreak on Saturday, the fourth of April, when they were narrowly defeated by St. Kieran’s of Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Senior Colleges final which was played in Semple Stadium. Despite the obvious disappointment that comes with such a defeat both the players and their mentors can look back with pride on what has been an extremely successful season. Any year that you win the Harty Cup must be considered a good year and great credit is due to the entire panel and to their mentors : Mr. Maher, Mr. Cahill and Mr. Devane. Their hard work and dedication throughout the season was justly rewarded with the victory over Rochestown in the final of the Munster Colleges competition and the school would like to thank all involved for giving us all, as spectators, such an enjoyable and successful season.
First Year Basketball
‘Congratulations’ to our first year basketball team who were crowned All-Ireland U-14 ‘C’ Schools Cup champions on Wednesday last following a 40-28 victory over Larkin Community College of Dublin at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght. This is the first ever All-Ireland basketball title that the school has won. Just two days later the team was back in action in Round 1 of the All-Ireland ‘C’ League Play-offs. Here, another two victories over Drimnagh Castle and DLS Dundalk ensured qualification to Round 2. We wish the team the best of luck as they travel to Galway this week on their quest to reach another All-Ireland final.
Orals and Practicals
This is a busy period for our Leaving Cert students. Last week they completed their Irish oral exams. The oral exams are an integral part of the Irish syllabus with 40% of total marks on offer to students. A good performance in the orals provides students with an excellent starting point when they begin their exams in June. Also this week, the students will be participating in their French and German oral examinations while our Junior Cert and Leaving Cert music students will be participating in their practical music exams. We wish them all well.
Under-15 ½ Blitz
Last Wednesday our under-15 ½ hurling panel competed in a blitz in Borrisoleigh. The C.B.S. played teams from Nenagh C.B.S., Borrisoleigh and Colaiste Pobail, Roscrea and came away victorious, having defeated Roscrea by a single point in the competition final.
Young Social Innovators
The school has three separate entries in the National Final of the Young Social Innovators competition which will take place in the Citywest Hotel on the 6th of May. The entries deal with road, water and farm safety. Thurles C.B.S. is the only school in the country to have three projects which qualified for the national finals.
Harty Cup Dinner Dance
Our Harty Cup panel will be presented with their much coveted medals on Friday, the first of May at a gala dinner dance in the Anner Hotel, Thurles. This promises to be a very special occasion for the panel and their families.
Fitzgerald Cup Well done to our Fitzgerald Cup panel whose victory over Clonmel High School on Friday last saw them progress to the competition final. After a competitive first half, Thurles led by 1-7 to 7 points at the interval. An increased work rate in the second half saw Thurles emerge victorious on a final scoreline of 2-18 to 10 points. The panel will play either Bossisoleigh or Roscrea in the final. We wish them the best of luck.
Under-15 ‘B’ Football
Our under-15 ‘B’ footballers were in action last Wednesday when they took on Colaiste Dun Iascaigh in the semi-final of the Tipperary Schools Competition. Unfortunately, despite a brave performance they were beaten on the day by a much stronger team.
Our transition year students are currently participating in a three week kickboxing module which is being kindly facilitated by Thurles Kickboxing Club. The boys are really enjoying the course.