Young Social Innovator
The school had considerable success at the national final of the Young Social Innovators programme which was held at the Citywest Hotel on Tuesday, the 10th of May. Colin Nolin, Barry McGrath, Jack Harty, Dylan Grace, Anthony McCarthy, Dylan Costello and James Ryan were awarded the ‘Step Up’ prize for their ‘Farm Sense’ project which focussed on farm safety while another of the school’s presentations, ‘Bee Aware’, which looked at the sustainability of our bee population, was ‘highly commended’. The school also had a YSI ‘Advocate Team’ which presented in the ‘Communities of Excellence’ category. ‘Well done’ to all involved. The school has now won four awards at the national finals over the last three years.
On Tuesday last our fifth year biology class travelled to Cabragh Wetlands where they conducted surveys of the flora and fauna as part of their Leaving Certificate coursework. Rice Cup Blitz On Wednesday last our Rice Cup ‘C’ panel competed in the Rice Shield tournament against teams from Kilkenny C.B.S., Callan C.B.S., Nenagh C.B.S. and Rice College, Ennis. Although the team was not successful on the day the event was in keeping with our policy of attempting to give game time to as many first year students as possible.
Sixth Year Graduation Mass The class of 2016 attended their graduation mass last Thursday night in the James O Donoghue Sports Hall. Celebrated by school chaplain, Fr. Tomas O Connell, the mass was an enjoyable celebration of an important milestone in the students’ lives as they prepare to say a nostalgic farewell to their school days. We would like to wish all the sixth year students the very best of luck with their upcoming exams and wish them all the best for the future.
Track and Field
CBS Thurles enjoyed a successful day out at the East Munster Track and Field competition which was held in Templemore last Wednesday. Adam O'Dwyer of first year won gold in the minor boys 100m and gold in the junior boys pole vault while Sean Phillips won silver in the minor boys 1500m. In the junior boys category Jack Ryan won golds in both the 100m and the triple jump. In the intermediate boys category Liam McDonagh won gold in the 2000m walk, Kieran Moloney won gold in the 800m, Sean Mockler won golds in the discus and the hammer, Declan Ryan won silver in the high jump and bronze in the pole vault and Jack Hickey won bronze in the 400m. The intermediate relay team of Kieran Moloney, Sean Mockler, Jack Hickey and David Ryan also won gold medals. In the senior boys section Daniel Ryan won gold in the pole vault and gold in the long jump. Next stop for these boys is the Munster Schools Track and Field in WIT this coming Saturday. We wish them all the best.