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Harty Cup win over St Flannans

Thurles CBS 5-26 St Flannan’s College, Ennis 0-06  




CBS Thurles got their Dr Harty Cup campaign off to a winning start at Nenagh yesterday, Wednesday 1st October with a victory over St Flannan’s College.

It took a while for CBS Thurles to find their rhythm, however, and after 15 minutes Flannan’s only trailed 1-4 to 0-5. Thurles corner-forward Robbie Long grabbed the game’s opening goal in the 14th minute, when he drove his shot to the right to the bottom corner of the Ennis school’s net. 

By the half-time break, CBS Thurles enjoyed a 1-13 to 0-5 advantage with some fine points by free-taker Ronan Teehan, midfielder Paul Kennedy and forwards Long, Niall Heffernan and Billy McCarthy. With a half-back line of Chris McCullagh, Jack Skehan and Ronan Heffernan in form, they snuffed out the Flannan’s attack. Two goals early in the second period by Niall Heffernan and Ronan Teehan killed the game off as a contest and the Clare side managed just a solitary second-half score, a point from play by substitute Rory Cahill in the 56th minute. The St Flannan’s keeper brought off a fine save early in the half, denying Robbie Long a goal with a diving save to his left, but nonetheless, the impressive corner-forward forced two more goals. He smashed past Kearney in the 54th minute and, with just two minutes remaining, he completed his hat-trick. 

Scorers for Thurles CBS: R Long 3-3, R Teehan 1-8 (0-6f, 0-1 65, N Heffernan 1-3, P Kennedy 0-5, M Stakelum 0-2, B Kelly, B McCarthy, J Butler, K Duggan, R Purcell 0-1 each. Scorers for St Flannan’s: M Corry 0-2 (2f), S Kennedy (f), J Murphy, B Cahill (f), R Cahill (0-1) each. 

THURLES CBS: M Tierney, D Quirke, E Heffernan, J Derby, C McCullagh, J Skehan, R Heffernan, C Moloney, P Kennedy, B McCarthy, N Heffernan, M Stakelum, B Kelly, R Teehan, R Long. Subs: K Cummins for Quirke (38), J Butler for Kelly (45), K Duggan for Stakelum (47), R Purcell for Teehan (56). 


Open Night



Our Open Night will take place on Thursday 6th November 2014.  All 5th and 6th class boys along with their parents / guardians are welcome to attend.  


The event will commence at 7.00 with the Principals address at 8.00.  

All are welcome to attend and sample what life is like in CBS Thurles.


See you on the 6th


September News (4)

Angus Beef Competition  1


Irish Angus Beef Competition 

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



Dean Ryan

‘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.

September News (3)

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.

Blue September 2014


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.

September News (2)

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.