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Class of 1996/1997 reunion

 

We are organising a class reunion for those past pupils who sat their Leaving Certificates in 1997 but unfortunately has not, as yet, managed to make contact with everybody. The reunion will take place in the school on Friday, the 10th of March at 7.15pm and following this reception the reunion will move across to Noel Ryan’s bar. If you were a member of the class of 97 and are interested in attending then please don’t hesitate to contact the school on 0504-22054 for further information.

 

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News (23rd January)

Art Trip

Last Friday our fifth and sixth year art classes travelled to Dublin on their annual art trip. In the morning they visited the Lucian Freud exhibition at The Irish Museum of Modern Art; this is a collection of fifty of his works including portraits, self-portraits and works of still life. In the afternoon the students visited the National Gallery where they studied the exhibition on bog bodies and viewed artefacts from the bronze and iron ages.

L.C.V.P. As part of its investigations into local enterprises, the sixth year L.C.V.P. class paid a visit to Boru Stoves on Wednesday last. There, they viewed the different stages of production and assembly, were made familiar with the rigorous quality control protocol and learnt about the company’s investment in research and development. They also learnt about the development of new products which satisfy modern consumer demands. The school would like to thank Mr. Dan Tynan for giving them such an interesting tour of the facility and for the insightful question and answer session which followed.

Concern Debating Our Concern debating team suffered a disappointing defeat, by a split decision, in their debate against the Ursuline Convent on Thursday evening last . The motion, which the C.B.S. team was opposing was that ‘ The UN should be disbanded’. The team was captained by Harry Hogan and also consisted of Kyle English, Brendan Atkins and Mark Fortune. This leaves the team with ten points and a chance of progressing to the knockout stages.

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Rice Cup Our Rice Cup A and B panels continued their preparations for the upcoming blitzes by playing useful challenge matches against Kilkenny C.B.S. on Wednesday last. Class of 96/97 School Reunion The school is currently organising a class reunion for those past pupils who sat their Leaving Certificates in 1997 but unfortunately has not, as yet, managed to make contact with everybody. The reunion will take place in the school on Friday, the 10th of March at 8.30 and following this reception the reunion will move across to Noel Ryan’s bar. If you were a member of the class of 97 and are interested in attending then please don’t hesitate to contact the school on 0504-22054 for further information.

Badminton

On Tuesday last the school had six teams which competed in the Tipperary School Badminton Championship in Templemore. Our under-14 A team beat Templemore but lost to Roscrea while the under-14 B team defeated Nenagh but lost to Templemore. Our under-16 A team beat Roscrea but was defeated by Templemore and the B team was victorious against Nenagh but lost to Roscrea. Unfortunately our under-19s did not win any of their games.

News (16th January)

Munster Senior Cup

Our senior soccer panel progressed to the second knockout round of the Munster Senior Cup following a 5-0 victory over Colaiste Dun Iascaigh of Cahir on Friday last, the 13th of January. Thurles opened the scoring after twenty minutes, compliments of a long range Conor Stakelum free kick. Stakelum then doubled the lead minutes later with another long range effort from a free kick. Frank McKevitt found the top corner with ten minutes left to the interval while Ronan McGuire made sure of the result just on the brink of half time, slotting in a James O Sullivan cross from 12 yards out. Chances for both sides were few and far between in the second half but Conor Stakelum completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot with just minutes left to play. Next up for the panel will be an encounter with Cashel Community School in the next round of the competition.

Harty Cup

This year’s Harty Cup campaign came to a disappointing end last Wednesday, the 11th of January, as the panel was defeated by Our Lady’s of Templemore at the quarter-final stage of the competition. Two first half goals from Templemore meant that they led at half-time by 2-4 to 8 points. Templemore pulled away in the second half despite a goal from Odhran Quirke and they eventually ran out victors on a scoreline of 3-14 to 1-10; all 10 Thurles points coming courtesy of Darragh Woods. The school would like to thank the entire panel for their dedication and hard work throughout the campaign and also to acknowledge the commitment of their mentors, Mr. Kelly, Mr. Buckley and Mr. McCormack. We now look forward with hope and anticipation to next year’s campaign.

School Musical

Preparations for this year’s school show, ‘Thank You For The Music’, are currently in full swing with the cast busily rehearsing their lines and practising their choreography. The musical, which features the music of Abba ( including such classics as ‘ Dancing Queen’, ‘Take a Chance On Me’ and ’Waterloo’) will be performed in The Premier Hall on Thursday the 4th, Friday the 5th  and Saturday, the 6th of February. Tickets can be booked in advance by contacting the box office at 0504-20729. Performances commence at 8.15 pm. We hope to see you there.

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BT Young Scientist

The school would like to compliment transition year students, Luke Moore, Diarmuid Maher and Michael Maher on their participation in the BT Young Scientist competition which took place in the RDS last week. Their very interesting study focused on the effects of social media usage on exam results.

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UL Scholarship Awards.

Congratulations to CBS Thurles past pupil Adam Webb who secured a UL40 Scholarship award from the University of Limerick recently.  Adam secured 615 points in his Leaving Certificate and is now studying Aeronautical Engineering.  

 

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News (12 December)

 

History Trip

 

On Wednesday last, our transition year students traveled to Dublin for their history trip. In the morning they visited Croke Park, where they explored the G.A.A. museum and partook of the Skyline Tour of the Stadium. This gave them an excellent aerial view of the city and their guide focused particularly on buildings which were associated with the 1916 Rising. The students were also given access to areas of the stadium, such as the dressing rooms, which would normally be out of bounds to the public. In the afternoon the pupils visited Glasnevin Cemetary, where they were given a guided tour of the republican plot which included very interesting biographical accounts of important historical figures. They also saw Parnell’s final resting place and Daniel O Connell’s round tour as well as hearing some very entertaining and sometimes macabre anecdotes about the cemetery itself. On the way home the students rounded off a very enjoyable day by briefly stopping off at Newbridge Shopping Centre.

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C.S.P.E. Talk

 

On Tuesday last Nikki and Catherine from the Mo Chara Animal Rescue Centre in Thurles spoke to the 3B and 3D C.S.P.E. classes about the issue of animal welfare. They explained how they had to deal with the abandonment, neglect and abuse of animals and informed the students about how they cared for their rescued animals and how they went about attempting to re-home them. They also explained how one of the organisation’s biggest challenges is the mammoth task of fundraising. This talk certainly opened the students’ eyes to the issue of animal welfare and to the responsibilities that accompany pet ownership.

 

Non-Uniform Day

 

On Tuesday last the student council organised a non-uniform day, the proceeds of which will be donated to the local branch of St. Vincent de Paul at this week’s carol service.

 

Tipperary Enterprise Awards School Trade Fair

A transition year Trade Fair, organised in conjunction with the Tipperary Enterprise Board, was held in the school on Friday last. At the event all of the transition year mini-companies presented their ideas and business models, from which two companies will be chosen to represent the school in the county final in the new year. The wide and varied selection of goods available for sale on the day included customised sportswear, sports equipment, electronics, Christmas decorations, medical devices and woodcraft