F.A.I. Senior Cup
Last Wednesday, the thirtieth of September, was a momentous day for Thurles C.B.S. as a team representing the school played its first ever competitive soccer match. Our under-19 panel began their F.A.I. Senior Cup campaign in style, recording a 4-0 home win against Nenagh C.B.S.. Midway through the first half Dale Loughnane, the team captain, wrote his name into the history books when he scored the school’s first ever competitive goal, expertly dispatching a penalty which he himself had won. Jack Cleary neatly finished off an excellent move just before half-time and he was on target again early in the second half, finding the corner of the net from the edge of the area. Nenagh enjoyed good spells of possession throughout the game but the Thurles defence remained solid and a fine team display was rounded off with minutes to go, when Tommy Teer added a fourth goal. Next up for the panel will be an away tie against Borrisokane Community College. The school would like to thank Peake Villa for the use of their facilities for training and matches. Without their support participation in these competitions would not be possible.
Our under-16 ½ hurlers also got their campaign off to a good start last week, defeating Charleville C.B.S. in the first round of the Dean Ryan competition. A good team performance saw Thurles emerge as comfortable winners, the final scoreline reading, Thurles 2-22, Charleville 1-07. They will now face Midleton C.B.S. in the second round this Wednesday, the seventh of October. We wish them the best of luck.
The basketball season also got under way last week with teams from the C.B.S. experiencing mixed fortunes. Our under-16 panel enjoyed a good victory in the Midlands League over Mullingar Community College on Tuesday last. Sean Mockler, David Ryan and Juan Jorge Ruiz all starred in a 62-8 win. On the same day our under-19 panel was unfortunately defeated by the same opposition on a scoreline of 23 to 35. The under-19’s were also in action last Friday when they lost to Wilson’s Hospital. The final score was 58-38.
On Friday last our junior golfers travelled to Clonmel Golf Club to compete in the East Munster Qualifying Section of the Schools Junior Golf Competition. The team consisted of Cian Stakelum, Fred Crowley and Eoin Dooley and although they played well they did not progress to the next phase of the competition.
‘Well done’ to students in transition year who, as part of the international ‘Blue September’ campaign, organised a ‘Jersey Day’ last Tuesday in order to raise money and awareness to help in the fight against cancers that affect men. With their help, the school raised €1,170.
Auditions for this year’s school musical, ‘Back to the 80’s’, took place last week. James Corbett will play the part of Corey Palmer Senior while Darragh Byrne will play his younger self. Other lead roles will be played by Philip Ryan, Gavin Murphy, Dylan O Shaughnessy, Tomas Caffrey, Liam Hourigan, Cillian Cullinane, Loughlin Russell and Harry Hogan while Sophie Hayes, Sinead Leahy, Rachel Butler, Kasha Lyons, Irene Finn, Eimear Byrne, Myra McLoughlin and Katie Taylor will play the female leads.