Last week our transition year students attended a one-day cookery demonstration at the ‘Recipe 4 Success Cookery School’ in Limerick. In the morning the pupils learnt how to bake muffins and how to make butternut squash soup from scratch. Later on, they were instructed how to make banana bread before being given the opportunity to dish up an Indian chicken curry with rice. Cooking is a valuable and necessary life skill and the pupils really enjoyed learning lots of practical, new skills in a fun environment.
On Thursday last the entire school community made the short journey to Thurles Cathedral to attend our annual school mass, which was celebrated by Fr. Stapleton. The ceremony was a beautiful way to mark the beginning of the school year as well as an opportunity for students and staff alike to reflect on their own prayers and wishes for the coming year. Also present for the mass were the students from St. Ailbe’s primary school, many of whom also contributed to the service and to the choir.
Our under-19 soccer panel was in action last Thursday, playing Cashel in a very competitive challenge game. Cashel scored first but the C.B.S. equalized through Ronan McGuire before goals from Dylan O Shaughnessy and Adam Darby confirmed the victory for Thurles. Once more this challenge match was a good opportunity for players to get game time and twenty squad members got a run out on the day. The panel will now take on Colaiste Dun Iascaigh of Cahir this Wednesday in the first group game of the Munster Senior Cup. Hurling Our Harty Cup hurlers continued their preparations for their upcoming games against Doon and Nenagh by playing a practice match against Ard Scoil Ris last Wednesday.