Our first year basketball team competed in the second round of the All-Ireland League play-offs on Monday, the 20th of April. They were victorious against Dunmore of Galway but unfortunately lost to Carrick-on-Shannon. Although this brought an end to their season, the squad can look back contentedly on a successful campaign that saw them win the All-Ireland Cup competition.
As part of their Junior Cert science coursework several of our second year classes paid visits to Cabragh Wetlands last week to study local habitats.
Under 15 ½ Hurling
Our under 15 ½ hurling panel took on St. Kieran’s of Kilkenny last Wednesday in a challenge match.
On Tuesday last our Rice Cup panel had a convincing win over Blackwater College of Waterford in the quarter-final of the competition. They will now face either Charleville or Doon in the semi-final. The other semi-final will see Nenagh take on Ard Scoil Ris.
Zambian Immersion Project
On Thursday, the 14th and Friday, the 15th of May there will be a clothes collection in the school. Parents and students are encouraged to bring in any old clothes, towels or sheets and deposit them at the collection point at the front of the school building. The clothes will then be sold off for recycling and the proceeds of this will go to help with the fundraising for the Zambian Immersion Project.
Our track and field team had a very successful outing on Wednesday last when they competed in the County Secondary Schools Championships which were held in Templemore. With a tally of 20 medals, CBS Thurles was awarded Top Boys School on the day. In the Minor category Dylan McLaughlin claimed gold in the 800m event with his team mate Josh O'Dwyer finishing just two seconds behind to claim the silver medal. Jack Ryan competed well in the shot putt to win a silver medal. In the Junior category Sean Mockler showed excellent skill to win 3 gold medals, with first place finishes in the discus, shot putt and hammer. David Ryan had another successful day winning gold medals in the 100m sprint, long jump and high jump and a silver medal in the 400m. Kieran Moloney won a silver medal in the 800m event while Ben O'Dwyer had a strong finish in the 1500m race to win his silver medal. In the Intermediate category Daniel Ryan came first in his two events; the 100m sprint and 400m, while Declan Ryan won silver medals in the high jump and long jump. CBS Thurles took the top three places in the 1,500m event with Jack Dolan winning gold, Jack Moore winning silver and Bryan O'Mara winning bronze. In the senior category Mateusz Pietrzykowski won a silver medal in the long jump. Next up for the boys is the North Munster School Championships which will be held next week in Waterford. All of our athletes will be hoping for success in this competition in order to qualify for the Munster Schools Championships. We wish them all the best.