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News (7th March)

Nutrition Talk

On the Monday of last week all of our year groups attended nutrition talks that were delivered by local nutritionist and owner of The Vitality Tribe, Ms. Sinead Delaney. The talks, which were organised by the Student Council, focussed on diet and healthy eating tips. The students found the talks to be very informative and practical.

Basketball

Our second year basketball team maintained their excellent start to the season last week when they enjoyed a very comfortable victory over Carlow C.B.S. on Monday afternoon. This victory made it three wins from three games in the league for them so far this season.

Big Maggie

Our transition year pupils travelled to the Gaiety Theatre last Wednesday to attend the critically acclaimed Druid production of John B. Keane’s popular play, Big Maggie. The students really enjoyed this entertaining show which starred Aisling O Sullivan in the titular role and Keith Duffy as Teddy Heelin. The play is currently one of the prescribed texts on the Leaving Certificate English course.

White Cup

Our White Cup hurlers continued their preparations last week when they played Charleville C.B.S. in a worthwhile challenge game.

Wheelchair Basketball

Last Friday our transition year students participated in games of wheelchair basketball in the school sports hall. The games, run in conjunction with the Irish Wheelchair Society, were designed to raise awareness about disability. The students involved really enjoyed the experience.

Tipperary Enterprise Awards

The school had two mini-companies competing in last Friday’s final of the Tipperary Enterprise Awards, which were held in L.I.T.’s Thurles campus. One company, entitled ‘Handle With Care’, consisted of Ben Ryan, Conor Bowe and Ciaran Connolly and focussed on comfortable grips for crutches. The other mini-company was called ‘Soup Troop’ and was run by Jack Hehir, Ray Fuller and Patrick O Gorman.

Under-15 Football

Our under-15 football panel enjoyed a comfortable victory over Borrisoleigh on Friday last in the first round of the Tipperary championship. Particularly impressive for Thurles on the day were Dillon Maher, Aidan Slattery, Jack Ryan and Jordan Fahey.

Athletics

Our athletes had a very successful day last Tuesday, the first of March, when they competed in the Munster Indoor Games in Nenagh. In the junior category Jack Ryan won a silver medal in the 60m sprint and a bronze medal in the long jump while at intermediate level, Sean Mockler won gold in the shot putt while Jack Dolan won silver in the 600m event. Well done to all.