The Tipperary Schools Track and Field Championships took place in Templemore on Wednesday last, the 20th of April, at which, athletes from the C.B.S. enjoyed considerable success. In the Minor Boys category our relay team, which consisted of Sean Phillips, Adam Dwyer, Adam Daly and Michael Scully, won bronze medals while Adam Dwyer also won a silver medal in the 100 metre sprint. At Junior level Jack Ryan won gold in the 100 metres, silver in the shot putt and bronze in the long jump while Sylvester Gomez won bronze in the discus. The relay team which comprised Jack Ryan, Brian Bergin, AJ Shanahan and Dylan McLoughlin took the silver medals. In the Intermediate level Patrick Scully took bronze in the 100 metres, Kieran Moloney was second in the 1,500 metres, David Ryan was placed third in the 400 metres while Declan Ryan won gold in the high jump and silver in the long jump. The relay team of Patrick Scully, Kieran Moloney, Jack Hickey and Shane Burke won gold medals. Well done to all involved.
Our Rice Cup ‘A’ panel progressed to the quarter-finals of the competition following a convincing victory over Wexford C.B.S. on the Monday of last week. Unfortunately, despite a brave performance, our ‘B’ panel failed to progress past the round of last 16 as they were beaten by Nenagh C.B.S. on the following day.
Under-15 ‘A’ Football
‘Well done’ to our under-15 footballers, whose victory over Templemore on Tuesday the 19th of April on a scoreline of 2-12 to 1-11 means that they will now contest the final of the Tipperary Schools Championship. Their opponents for that tie will be High School Clonmel.
Our under-17 hurlers continued their preparations for their Fitzgerald Cup final appearance against Nenagh C.B.S. by playing a useful challenge match against St. Coleman’s of Fermoy on Friday last.
On Thursday last 26 of our transition year students travelled to Neptune Stadium in Cork where they competed in the Wheelchair Basketball finals. The students had previously participated in a workshop in the school. The competition is organised by the Irish Wheelchair Association and its aim is to raise awareness about issues that affect wheelchair users in Ireland.
Internet Safety Workshops
On the Thursday and Friday of last week our individual year groups attended extremely insightful talks on cyber-bullying and internet safety. The talks were delivered by Jeremy Pagden, the managing director of Schools Websites, and focused on issues such as cyber-bullying, e-mail scams, responsible use of social media and privacy protection issues. Parents also had the opportunity to hear Mr Pagden as he delivered a talk for them on Thursday evening
Substance Use Education Programme
A substance use education programme for second years and their parents is currently in progress in the school. On the Tuesday of last week there was an educational workshop for parents that focused on the importance of parental influence, key prevention messages and information on various substances while a second session was held this week for students and their parents. This second session supported learning from the S.P.H.E. course and reinforced key messages about cannabis, solvents and alcohol.