Our under-16 soccer panel progressed to the final of the South East Munster Cup last Friday, courtesy of a 2-1 victory over Colaiste na Mara of Tramore. The C.B.S. started the game well but it was Tramore that opened the scoring against the run of play with twenty minutes gone. Thurles had lots of possession and equalised just before half time when Kevin Patan lobbed the keeper after being put through by Cian Stakelum. Thurles remained the better team in the second half with strong performances around the middle from Jack Ryan-Casey, Nico Mallen and Patrick Stakelum. Half way through the second half Aiden Slattery scored what was to prove the winning goal. The C.B.S. had a couple of great chances to make it three but they were not able to convert them and had to withstand a late Tramore onslaught before the final whistle. ‘Well done’ to the panel on reaching the first ever soccer final for the school.
On Monday the 24th of April our fifth year L.C.V.P. students attended an informative talk which was delivered by Mr. John O Shaughnessy, Managing Director of Clancy Construction and Mr. Declan Fitzpatrick, Contracts Director with the same firm. The guest speakers informed the students about the types of projects that have been recently undertaken and completed by Clancy Construction, which has just celebrated its seventieth anniversary. The two men also spoke about the current state of the construction industry and about careers in trades and areas such as quantity surveying. The students really enjoyed this very enlightening talk.
Transition Year History and Geography Trip
On Thursday, the 27th of April , our transition year students travelled to Belfast for their history and geography overnight trip. That morning they visited the impressive and enlightening Titanic Centre where they learnt about the building of the Titanic and the history of the Harland and Wolff shipbuilding yard and the White Star Shipping Line. In the afternoon the pupils participated in guided tours of both the Falls Road and the Shankill Road, where they viewed murals and were told about the city’s violent recent history by guides who themselves had been involved in ‘The Troubles’. It was an eye-opening and fascinating experience for the pupils. They also visited Crumlin Road Gaol. On the following day the students visited the world-famous basalt columns of The Giant’s Causeway before crossing the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge in scenic Ballintoy.
Our Rice Cup hurlers enjoyed a good victory over Midleton C.B.S. in the quarter-final of the competition on Thursday last. A strong team performance will now see them play either Doon C.B.S. or Templemore in the semi-final.