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Irish Angus Beef Competition 

Good Luck to Niall Maloney and Kieran Hennessy who are finalists in the Angus Beef Competition.   



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‘Well done’ to our under 16 ½ hurlers on their victory over Ard Scoil Ris last Wednesday in the first round of the Dean Ryan Cup. The teams were evenly matched and went in level at half time (2-7, 1-10) but a strong second half performance saw Thurles emerge victorious on a scoreline of 3-15 to 1-15.  The panel will now face St. Coleman’s of Fermoy in the Quarter final of the competition on October the eight. We wish them the best of luck.

Fun Run

On Thurday next, the ninth of October, the entire school community will participate in a five kilometre sponsored fun run, the proceeds of which will go towards supporting sporting development in the school. Students will walk to the racecourse where they will either walk or jog a lap before returning to the school. There will also be organised races for our more serious athletes with prizes on offer in each year group category. All funds raised will go towards the maintenance and development of our sporting facilities as well as towards offsetting the cost of transport to sporting fixtures. As usual, your support is greatly appreciated.

Harty Cup

Our senior hurlers played Castletroy College of Limerick in a useful challenge match on Tuesday last. Croke Cup Our Croke Cup panel played a worthwhile challenge match against Nenagh C.B.S. on Friday last. School

Musical Auditions

The male leads for this year’s musical have now ended and the following students have been chosen to star on stage: Alex Murphy ( Danny), Dylan Greene ( Kenickie), Fionn McCartan ( Doody ), Daniel Matthews ( Roger ), Darragh Byrne ( Sonny ), Loughlin Russell ( Eugene ), Jack Fitzgibbon ( Vince Fontaine ), Gavin Murphy (Johnny Casino ), Diarmuid Meagher ( Teen Angel ), Anthony Maher ( Mr Lynch) and Darren O Sullivan ( Jock ). This year’s school musical, ‘Grease’, will be performed in the Premier Hall on Thursday, the 4th, Friday ,the 5th , and Saturday the 6th of December.

First Year Hurling Competition

On Friday last our first year pupils took part in the annual blitz against teams from The Abbey C.B.S. All of the students were divided into teams of twelve and in the end the James O Donoghue Perpetual Trophy was presented to the captain of the winning Thurles team, Patrick Creedon. The school would like to thank Mr Andy Ryan for his help in organising this event and Mr Pierce Murphy for providing first aid support and presenting the trophy. ‘Well done’ also to the fourth year pupils who managed the teams and refereed and umpired the games.


Last Thursday our under-16 and under-19 basketball teams played their first league games of the season at home against Mullingar Community College. Our under-16 team was victorious (34-23) but unfortunately our under-19 team was beaten (31-41). Our senior team will play Wilson’s Hospital this week and we wish them the best of luck.

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Blue September

In conjunction with the national ‘Blue September’ campaign our transition year students have been busy raising both awareness and funds to support the fight against men’s cancer. Last week fourth year pupils spoke to each of the class groups about how healthy lifestyles can reduce the risk of cancer in later life and also informed students about the different types of cancer that affect men. The transition years will also be organising a ‘jersey day’ this Friday, the proceeds of which will be donated to cancer research. To help promote ‘Blue September’ Tipperary captain , Brendan Maher, also visited the school last Thursday.

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Harty Cup

Our senior hurlers continued their preparations for their first round encounter against St. Flannan’s, on October the first, by playing useful challenge games last week against St. Kieran’s of Kilkenny and Our Lady’s of Templemore.

Dean Ryan

Our under 16 ½ hurlers were also in action last week. They took on Midleton C.B.S. in a worthwhile practice game last Tuesday.

Higher Options

On Wednesday last, the seventeenth of September, sixth year students attended the ‘Higher Options’ information day at the R.D.S. in Dublin. There were exhibitions from all the third level institutions in the U.K. and Ireland as well as helpful lectures on different career choices. An enjoyable and informative day was had by all.

Eagle’s Flight

On Thursday and Friday of last week our transition year students participated in a team building and decision making workshop delivered by Ger O Shea of ‘Eagle’s Flight’. Divided into teams of five the students competed in a range of survival-orientated simulations designed to encourage planning, teamwork and leadership skills. The students really enjoyed the event.

Study Skills

On Thursday and Friday of last week our first year students attended a study skills session delivered by educational specialists, ‘Super Generation’. The introductory level seminar focused on how our memory works and the pupils learnt a variety of different memory enhancement techniques including proper note taking and the use of mind maps. The students also learnt about the importance of planning and they filled out a sample study and revision timetable.

Gaelic Games Promotion Day

C.B.S. Thurles has organised a Gaelic Games Promotion Day which is aimed at fifth and sixth class boys who want to improve their skills in both football and hurling. The event will take place between 10.30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the second of October in Semple Stadium and Dr. Morris Park. A host of Tipperary G.A.A. stars will attend on the day and assist with the coaching. For further information you can contact the school at : 0504-22054.Filmmaking CourseLast week some of our transition year pupils participated in a filmmaking course which was provided by past pupil, Eamonn Shanahan. The course focused on all aspects of filmmaking including: script writing, editing, directing, acting, lighting and camerawork. The students then produced their own three minute film. The students really enjoyed this fun and creative workshop.

All-Ireland Replay

The school would like to wish the best of luck to all eight of our past pupils as they prepare for this weekend’s All-Ireland Hurling Final replay.

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School Musical

This year’s school musical will be the ever popular ‘Grease’ and will be performed in the Premier Hall on Thursday, the 4th, Friday the 5th and Saturday the 6th of December. Auditions for the lead roles are currently underway and we look forward once again to what should be an extremely entertaining show.

First Year Leagues

The first year hurling leagues commenced two weeks ago and will continue to run this week during lunch times at the Railway Field. The league pits teams from the different class groups against each other and is a great way to provide game time to as many pupils as possible.

Junior Cert Results

Congratulations to all of our transition year and fifth year students who received their Junior Certificate results on Wednesday last. The dedication and hard work that they applied to their studies were duly rewarded last week when they received their results. Well done to all.

Harty Cup

Our senior hurlers were in action last Thursday when they took on Midleton C.B.S. in a worthwhile challenge match. Their first group game will see them play St. Flannan’s on Wednesday, October the first.

First Year Hurling

Our first year hurlers played Cashel last Friday in a useful practice match.








On Tuesday last , September the 9th , our Transition Year students paid a visit to the University of Limerick Activity Centre in Killaloe. Students partook in a wide variety of both land and water based activities which included canoeing, kayaking, orienteering, archery and the ‘high ropes’ obstacle course. Thankfully the weather stayed fine and a great time was had by all.

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All-Ireland Final.

Thurles C.B.S. was well represented in Croke Park on Sunday last with no fewer than eight past pupils involved in the senior All-Ireland final. There were seven alumni on the Tipperary panel ( James Barry, Cathal Barrett, Michael Cahill, Lar Corbett, Denis Maher, Padraig Maher and Ronan Maher) while  past pupil, Aidan Fogarty, togged out in the black and amber of Kilkenny. On a national level there are very few schools which could boast such a high level of involvement in the sport’s most prestigious flagship event and this involvement is an obvious testament to the strength of hurling in the school. We would like to wish all our past pupils the very best of luck in the replay. 

Dean Ryan Hurling

Our under-16 ½ hurling panel got their season underway last Tuesday when they played De la Salle of Waterford in a useful challenge match. This game should prove to be good preparation for the panel’s first round encounter against Ard Scoil Ris on the 24th of this month. Harty CupOur senior hurlers have begun their preparations for the first group game of the Harty Cup which will see them face St. Flannan’s of Clare on Wednesday, October the first. The venue has yet to be confirmed. The other schools in what looks like a very competitive group are Ard Scoil Ris, West Limerick Colleges and Blackwater College. We wish them the very best of luck for their upcoming campaign. 

A.I.B.  Build-A-Bank Challenge

On  Thursday last, Aoife and Gillian from our local branch of A.I.B. spoke to our fourth year pupils about the Build-A-Bank Challenge. This national competition encourages transition year students to found and run a school bank. The students were informed as to how to set up the branch, how to encourage students to open accounts and how to manage the bank on a day to day basis. Interviews will soon take place for the following positions: branch manager, assistant manager, tellers, financial controller and sales and marketing manager. 

State Exam Results

The school would like to congratulate our sixth year class of 2013/14 on the excellent results they achieved in their Leaving Certificate exams and to wish each of them the very best of luck in whatever field of study or employment they have chosen to follow. The school would also like to wish our fourth and fifth year pupils who sat their Junior Certificate exams last year the best of luck as they receive their results this week.

Leaving Certificate Results 2014

Congratulations to all students who received their results today.  Their efforts and hard work paid off with the vast majority of students delighted with their results.   18% of students who sat the Leaving Certificate got over 500 points. Special congratulations to Peter Carragher who achieved the maximum of 625 points.


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The CAO offers should arrive by post next Monday morning, but applicants can check their emails or go online to see if they have been offered a course from 6am.

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As always thanks to the teachers and parents who also deserve huge credit.

Best wishes to all.