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International success for Ryan brothers

SIAB Schools Combined Events

Glasgow, Saturday 13th December 2014


David & Daniel Ryan represented CBS Thurles and Ireland on the Junior & Inter Boys teams at the SIAB Schools Combined Events International in the Emirates Arena, Glasgow on Saturday 13th December.

They both produced master class performances in their events setting 7 new pbs between them on the day with Daniel holding off the English to win gold in the Inter Boys competition a year out of his age & David separating the English to win silver in the Junior Boys competition, just 27 points off the gold medal.


David and Daniel Ryan

It was a historic day for the Irish Schools team who brought home their largest ever haul of medals. Up against the might of the English, Welsh & Scottish, Ireland captured 5 individual medals, two gold for Daniel Ryan and silver for David Ryan in the Junior Boys. Well done lads, we are proud of you lads.

Swimming success

CBS Thurles had five students who participated in the highly competitive Munster Schools Swimming Gala last Sunday in the UL arena.






Each of the boys competed in the four individual events;100m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke, 100m Breaststoke and 100m Butterfly. In the age group 16-18 James Symons recorded a Personal Best of 58secs for the 100m Freestyle.

This saw him into the final to which he narrowly missed out on the bronze medal. Cillian O' Gorman and Dean Cooke competed in the 100m Backstroke, Freestyle and Breaststroke and recorded Personal Bests which also took them into the finals of those events. Darren O' Sullivan swam in the 100m Freestyle and Butterfly and earned his place in the 100m Butterfly final. Our youngest competitor Dawid Mawe recorded a Personal Best for his 100m Backstroke and also made the final.

All swimmers who are part of the local Kingfisher swimming club performed brilliantly on the day and their new Personal Bests will see them qualify for the National Division Age Groups Competition next summer.

We wish them the very best of luck

Athletics News

The County Tipperary Schools Cross Country Championships took place last week in Thurles Crokes A.C. grounds.  


Well done to all the lads who took part on the day.  

CBS Thurles took the Gold Medal on the day.



Grease the Musical



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Our annual school musical was staged in the Premier Hall last week and once more it was a tremendous success. ‘Grease’ was performed to packed houses on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. These highly enjoyable performances were the culmination of months of hard work and preparation by both staff and students alike. Alex Murphy starred in the lead role as Danny and he was ably assisted on stage by Dylan Greene( Kenickie), Fionn McCartan(Doody), Daniel Matthews(Roger), Darragh Byrne(Sonny), Loughlin Russell(Eugene), Jack Fitzgibbon(Vince Fontaine), Gavin Murphy(Johnny Casino), Diarmaid Meagher(Teen Angel), Anthony Maher(Mr. Lynch) and Darren O Sullivan(Jock).

As usual the girls from the Presentation and Ursuline Convents added glamour and talent to the show with lead roles being excellently played by Emer Carew, Bridin Ryan, Ruth Everard, Megan Long, Amy Keelan, Maedbh Ryan and Aine Taylor. The school musical is a huge undertaking and this year there were over 150 students participating on stage. Added to this were the many transition year students who helped with the set construction and painting, as well as those involved back stage. It is also extremely satisfying to see the orchestra comprised of so many students, both present and past.

Obviously a huge amount of hard work goes into staging such a production and the entire cast are to be applauded for their commitment and dedication. Likewise the musical would never have taken place without the vision and commitment of producer and musical director, Deirdre Ryan-Preston and of the director, Sarah Feehan.  Their backstage team and all those who helped out with costumes, props, sponsorship, make-up, and the box office are also to be commended while a special word of thanks goes to Mr. Pierce Murphy who once more added his wealth of experience and expertise to set construction and backstage management. Also involved in set design and construction were Mr. Shanahan and Ms. McCarthy. Well done to all those who contributed to what was a very successful production.

December News

Grease is the Word

The ever popular smash hit musical, ‘Grease’, will be performed in the Premier Hall by students from the C.B.S., (ably assisted by girls from the Presentation and Ursuline convents) on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights of this week. This entertaining show promises to have the audience singing along to classics like ‘Summer Nights’ and ‘Freddie, my love’ while lively numbers like ‘ We go together’ ,’Greased Lightning’ and ‘ Hand Jive’ should get the audience dancing in the aisles. The show begins at 8.15 sharp. Tickets cost €15  for adults and €10 for a student or an OAP. There are also family deals available. For enquiries or bookings contact the school at 0504-20729. All welcome!


Irish European Union Science Olympiad 

Transition Year CBS Thurles student Mark Fortune took part in the Irish European Union Science Olympiad in DCU in November and was placed first in Physics in Ireland. The three hundred highest scorers in Maths and Science in the Junior Certificate for 2014 were invited to take part in the competition and choose whether they wanted to compete in Physics, Biology or Chemistry.  Mark came out on top with the highest scores. 


Mark Fortune



Under-14 Hurling

‘Well done’ to our under-14 hurlers who won the Jim Langton Tournament in Kilkenny on Wednesday, the nineteenth of November. Thurles beat Midleton C.B.S., Charleville C.B.S. and Dungarvan in the group stages and went on to defeat De la Salle of Waterford in the final of the blitz.

Guest Speaker

On Thursday last Fr. Joe Walshe, our local diocesan representative for Trocaire, visited the school to speak to the 3NP and 3ND C.S.P.E. classes about the work of the Irish N.G.O. in the developing world. Fr. Walshe spoke about issues such as poverty, lack of clean drinking water and global inequality, citing experiences from his recent trip to Honduras. His speech was certainly eye-opening and helped the pupils to better appreciate what we have in the Developed World. As part of their Action Projects both classes will now focus on raising awareness for Trocaire.


Our transition year students traveled to the Everyman Palace in Cork last Thursday to view an engrossing performance of the John B Keane classic, ‘Sive’. Directed by Conall Morrison and fresh from a sell-out run in the Abbey Theatre, the production was highly entertaining and expertly staged. Remembrance Service To mark the passing of November, the month of the Holy Souls, the new school chaplain, Fr. Tomas O Connell, held a remembrance service in the school last Friday which afforded all members of the school community the opportunity to remember loved ones that have passed away.


On Wednesday last our under-14 and under-19 badminton teams competed in a tournament against teams from Roscrea, Nenagh, Templemore and Borrisokane. Our under-14 team consisted of Darragh Fogarty, Jovi Chai, Odhran Moloney, Diarmuid Maher, Cormac O Connor, Eamonn Martin, PJ Tunstall and Michael Nally while our under-19 team comprised Jack Fallon, Jack Dwan, Michael Mulcaire, Jack Harty, Tomas Caffrey, Elliot Doherty, William O Donoghue and Eoghan O Regan.

Harty Challenge

Last Thursday our senior hurlers played a useful challenge match against St. Kieran’s of Kilkenny. Soccer Blitz On Friday afternoon last our fifth year students participated in a fun soccer blitz which was held in the school yard and the sports hall.