Four students from the C.B.S. travelled to Nenagh Indoor Athletics Arena on Wednesday last to take part in the Munster Schools Combined Event Championships. Each of the boys competed in five events; hurdles, long jump, shot, 200m and 800m. In the Intermediate category Daniel Ryan took gold with an impressive tally of 3,417 points. In the Junior category David Ryan also took gold with 2,743 points, recording a personal best of 6.07 metres in the Long Jump event. Declan Ryan came in fourth place with 2,224 points ensuring qualification. Jack Dolan was unfortunate to miss out on qualification by one point. The three boys will represent C.B.S. Thurles in the All-Ireland Combined Multi Events Championships in Athlone this coming Saturday. We wish them the very best of luck.
Irish E.U. Science Olympiad
Well done to transition year student, Mark Fortune, on winning a gold medal in physics at the annual Irish E.U. Science Olympiad. Students are selected for this competition based on their Junior Cert results in Maths and Science. This gold medal places Mark in the top three students in the competition and he has now been invited to attend further practical training at D.C.U. in January. After that Mark will participate in a final exam, from which six students will be chosen to represent Ireland at the European competition. We wish Mark the very best of luck.
Our Harty Cup panel continued their preparations for their next group game against Ard Scoil Ris by playing two useful challenge matches last week. They took on St. Coleman’s of Fermoy last Monday and competed against Kilkenny C.B.S. last Wednesday.
Our under-19 basketball team was in action last Tuesday when they took on Rochfortbridge in their third league game of the season. A strong team performance saw them win the match by 46 points to 41.
Last Wednesday saw the official launch of the school’s bank by Tipperary hurler, Brendan Cummins. There was a lot of interest among the student population and plenty of accounts were opened on the day. Now that the bank is up and running, students can access their accounts every Wednesday during lunch time. After the official opening Mr. Cummins spent the afternoon coaching some of our first year students through a series of hurling drills.
The school held its Open Night for prospective students last Thursday. Parents and sixth class boys were given the opportunity to tour the school and to meet the teachers. The evening was a good opportunity for the boys to get a taste of life in a modern, progressive secondary school. As well as viewing the school’s impressive facilities the boys were able to see the wide range of extra-curricular activities that will be available to them in the C.B.S. The evening was very well attended. Open Night Competition Congratulations to Owen Sheridan of Scoil Mochaomhog, Two-Mile-Borris on correctly guessing the weight of an Irish Angus calf, one of five that were present on the night. Owen has won three years worth of free subscriptions to textbooks on his i-Pad in the C.B.S.