Our Concern debating team progressed to the last 16 of this national competition when they successfully opposed the motion that ‘Fidel Castro’s legacy deserves to be celebrated’ against Presentation/ De La Salle Bagenalstown on Tuesday last, the 28th of February. The team, which was captained by Harry Hogan and also consisted of Kyle English, Brendan Atkins and Mark Fortune, performed well to secure a unanimous victory and will now face St. Joseph’s College, Lucan in the next round where they will be proposing the motion that ‘ There should be limits to Free Speech on Social Media’.
Our under-15 hurlers set up a quarter-final showdown with Midleton C.B.S. courtesy of a comfortable victory over Nenagh in the first round of the White Cup on Wednesday last. The team performed admirably in what were very difficult conditions on the day and the final score was : Thurles: 2-17, Nenagh: 0-11.
IMTA Junior Maths Competition
All of our first year pupils participated in the first round of the Irish Mathematics Teachers Association Junior Problem Solving Competition on Wednesday last, the 1st of March. The following students will now represent the school in the regional finals: Eoin Noonan, Oisin Treacy, Cathal Corcoran, Ben O’ Driscoll, Cillian McDonagh, Luke Aherne, Tom Purcell, Luke Barnes, Sean Condon, Mikey Griffin, Stephen Mawe, Jack O’Mara and Joe Caesar. Well done to all.
The school had two teams which competed in an under-16 one-day basketball competition which was held in Nenagh College last Friday and one of those teams, which was captained by AJ Shanahan, won out the tournament. Earlier in the week our first and second year teams had mixed fortunes against Piper’s Hill in the league. Our first years enjoyed a 24-3 victory while unfortunately our second years were well beaten (22-44).
Workshop Last Friday our transition year pupils took part in a SOAR workshop. These workshops are designed to increase self-awareness, belief, direction, empathy, leadership, peer respect and resiliency. The students certainly found it a very worthwhile and engaging exercise. Fair Trade On Thursday last our transition year students attended a very informative talk on Fair Trade at L.I.T.-Thurles. The event was organised in conjunction with Fair Trade Fortnight and highlighted the rationale behind the movement and the many benefits which accrue to small independent farmers and their communities thanks to Fair Trade deals.