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Irish Angus Beef Competition

Irish Angus Beef Competition

Congratulations to transition year pupils, Kieran Cummins and Niall Moloney, whose entry into the Irish Angus Beef Competition has been successfully chosen, from a total of 64 entries, as one of the five national finalists.

The students will now be given the exciting opportunity to participate in a very practical national competition which will see them being presented with five Angus cross calves at next year’s National Ploughing Championships. The students will then spend the next eighteen months rearing the animals before they eventually go to slaughter. The boys will then have to present their findings on a range of issues such as sustainability, meat quality, animal welfare and marketing.

The overall winners of the competition will be announced in April 2016. Kieran and Niall will also have the added bonus of being able to use this competition as the basis for their Leaving Cert Agricultural Science project.

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Tipperary Football Champions

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Under-15 Football‘Congratulations’ to our under-15 football panel and to their mentors, Mr. Kelly and Mr. Aherne, on their victory over High School, Clonmel in the final of the Tipperary Schools competition on Thursday last. Thurles started well and led by five points at half time. However, Clonmel fought back in the second half and Thurles trailed by four points with five minutes to go. Late scores from Thurles sent the game to extra-time, during which, a late goal by Jack Hackett sealed a two point victory. The final score was Thurles;5-10, Clonmel;4-11. This was a tremendous achievement for the C.B.S., the magnitude of which can be evidenced from the fact that it was back in 1946 that Thurles last got their hands on the Cusack Cup. Well done to all involved. Panel; David Butler, Evan Moore, Eddie O Gorman( Captain), James Ryan, Alex Murphy, William Creedon, Ciaran Connolly(1-1), Jack Dolan(0-1), Bryan O Meara(0-1), Michael Purcell(0-2), Jack Hackett(1-3), Conor Fahey(0-1), Ben Slattery(1-0), Anthony McKelvey, Christopher Carew(1-1), Cormac O Connor, James O Connell, Denis Ryan, Jack Ryan, Gearoid Troy (1-0), Colin O Shaughnessy, Aaron Ryan, Jack Moore, Patrick Moloney, Daniel Moloney, Shane Maher, Gavin Hayden, Shane Fitzpatrick, Tomas Caffrey

Young Social Innovators

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Young Social InnovatorsTwo groups from Thurles C.B.S. showcased their work on social issues at the national final of the Young Social Innovators which was held in Dublin last Wednesday.

The first group (Rat Pack) came up with a rapid response pack that could help to keep members of the farming community safe from Weil’s Disease. Their work was highly praised and they were presented with Certificates which acknowledged their hard work by the Health and Safety Authority.

The second group to present were called WISE. This stands for Water Ireland Safety Education. This group scooped the award for most innovative use of mobile technology for their alarmed lifebuoys. By alarming the lifebuoy the group hope to reduce the number of acts of vandalism which leave people’s lives at risk when lifebuoys are damaged . Vodafone Ireland sponsor this award and the judges believed that this innovative action has huge potential to save lives.

Both groups deserve great credit for their hard work and innovative response to two social issues that affect many Irish people each year.

CBS Squash Team reach All-Ireland Final

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Congratulations to CBS Boys U15 & Boys U17 teams who represented Munster at the All Ireland Schools Squash Finals held in Sutton Lawn Tennis Club, Dublin on Friday last.  Leinster schools with a lot of junior international players in their ranks won most of the sections.  No prizes this time out for the CBS boys but valuable lessons were learned.

CBS Squash Team reach All-Ireland Final (2)

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Congratulations to CBS Boys U15 & Boys U17 teams who represented Munster at the All Ireland Schools Squash Finals held in Sutton Lawn Tennis Club, Dublin on Friday last.  Leinster schools with a lot of junior international players in their ranks won most of the sections.  No prizes this time out for the CBS boys but valuable lessons were learned.