A selection of fourth, fifth and sixth-year students from the town’s secondary schools attended a careers fair, which was held in the James O Donoghue Sports Hall on Monday, the 20th of November. All the major universities and institutes of technology were represented at the event, answering students’ questions and distributing college literature. Kildalton and Pallaskenry agricultural colleges also had stands while the Irish Army was represented by four past pupils: Denis Maher, Aidan McCormack, Murty Larkin and Kieran Kennedy. Other past pupils present on the day included Phil Kelly and Kieran Morris, representing H&MV Engineering and Jamie Fanning, representing Colaiste Mhuire. The event was not only extremely useful for sixth-year students but also for fourth and fifth years, prompting them to think about possible future college courses and careers.
One of our two Croke Cup teams lost out to Nenagh in the semi-final of the Tipperary Schools Under-15 A hurling competition on Monday last, the 20th of November. Thurles played well in the first half and led by four points at the interval ( 1-8, 0-7). However, Nenagh was the better team in the second half, scoring four goals to ensure their progression to the final on a scoreline of 4-13 to 1-14.
CFI Talk to Construction Students
On Wednesday last Mr Ronan O Brien of the Construction Federation of Ireland spoke to our sixth-year construction studies students about career opportunities in the construction industry. Mr O Brien also talked about apprenticeships; how they operate and how to apply for them. Mr Edward Costello and Mr Ronan Maher, both of Clancy Construction, also spoke to the pupils, enlightening them on careers in quantity surveying and project management.
Tipperary Enterprise Visit
In preparation for the school’s upcoming trade fair, scheduled for the 7th of December, Ms Sue Anne O Donnell, Education Officer with the Tipperary Enterprise Board, visited the school last Thursday to address our transition year pupils. Ms O Donnell informed the students about the competition and advised them on how to make their mini-businesses successful.
First Year Football Blitz
The school entered three teams into the first year football blitz which took place in Dr Morris Park and the Railway Field last Thursday. One of those teams was victorious against teams from the Abbey and Rockwell and will now progress to the A tournament while the other two teams were less successful and will play in the C tournament. In line with our goal to give as many students as possible some game time over sixty first years represented the school on the day.