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News (25th October)

Open Night

The school held its Open Night for prospective students last Tuesday. Parents and sixth class boys were given the opportunity to tour the school and to meet the teachers. The evening was a good opportunity for the boys to get a taste of life in a modern, progressive secondary school. As well as viewing the school’s impressive facilities the boys were able to see the wide range of extra-curricular activities that will be available to them in the C.B.S. The evening was very well attended.

Harty Cup

Our Harty Cup hurlers were busy last week, playing useful challenge games against Johnstown on Monday and Ard Scoil Ris on Wednesday.

Young Social Innovators

Ten of our transition year students travelled to Athy last Wednesday to participate in a Young Social Innovators workshop based on Communities of Social Excellence. The ‘Advocate Training’ programme in which they participated aims to promote social innovation in communities as well as building links between schools.

Under-15 Hurling

Our under-15 A and B panels played a practice match last Monday afternoon in preparation for upcoming championship games. Unfortunately, our B panel was beaten by Killenaule in the first round of the Hennessy Cup, despite a good performance from Mark Stakelum, who scored one goal and three points. Our A panel was due to play Clonmel last Friday but the game was postponed.

Garda College Open Day

All of our transition year pupils attended an open day at the Garda Training College in Templemore last Thursday. Organised by former Kilkenny hurler, Sergeant Eddie Brennan, the open day gave the students a wonderful insight into the day to day training of a Garda recruit. The boys were also spoken to by the Chief of the Garda Collisions Unit.

Cabragh Wetlands 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.