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September News (1)


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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. 

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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.

2014 SIAB Schools International Track and Field Championships

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Daniel Ryan won a bronze medal on Saturday 18th July in Cardiff in the Long Jump with a jump of 6.77m. He was going really well, best jumps of the season but had to pull out in the 3rd round due to a twinge in his hamstring so he did well to hold onto his medal.  That meant that he could not do the hurdles race which was won by Jack Murphy who came 2nd to Daniel in the Irish Schools Championships. Danial did very well in the first day of the National Track & Field Championships on 12th July setting a new National Record in the Boys U/16 100m Hurdles breaking Irish International 400m Hurdler, Jason Harvey’s record which has stood since 2006.  Well Done Daniel.

Athletics News

Congratulations to Daniel Ryan who took past in the All Ireland Schools Track & Field Championships in Tullamore on 31st May, Daniel was selected to compete for the Munster Schools U/17 team at the Tailteann Games Inter-Provincial Track & Field on Saturday 21st June in Morton Stadium, Santry. He won silver in the Long Jump & bronze in the 100mH & 4 x 100m Relay & has now been selected to represent Ireland & CBS Thurles in the 100m Hurdles & Long Jump at the SIAB Schools International in Cardiff on Saturday 19th July.

Good Luck Daniel 

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Prize Night


Prize Night




The school’s annual awards night ceremony took place last Thursday night in the James O Donoghue Sports Hall. A wide spectrum of achievements was recognised on the night with awards for full attendance, academic excellence, sport, music, construction and art.

The guest speaker was past pupil, Mr. Gerard O Brien, a former teacher and currently the State Solicitor for Tipperary North Riding. Mr. O Brien, has made an enormous contribution to cultural life in Thurles through his involvement with Thurles Folk Group and his inception of Phoenix Productions. Mr. O Brien spoke very inspirationally about the obstacles he had to overcome over the course of his life so far and he stressed to the pupils that success will only come to them through their own initiative.

In athletics, Daniel Ryan was named as overall Athlete of the Year while Fred Crowley and Dean Campion also picked up awards. In basketball, Daniel Ryan was named Junior Player of the Year and Stephen Lyons was named Senior Player of the Year. The ‘ Ronaynes’ Junior Certificate Materials Technology Award ‘ which recognises the best Junior Certificate project went to John Cussen while Pavel Novak won the ‘A.I.B. Construction Studies Award’.Enda Heffernan won the Young Hurler of the Year award while the senior Hurler of the Year award went to Chris McCullough. Brendan Larkin won the Harty Hurler of the Year and Zac Jackson picked up the prize for first year hurling.

There were also awards for Jack Fallon, Jimmy Ryan, Brian O Meara, Cathal Moloney and Jack Skehan. In football,  Jack Dolan received the junior award while Raymond Nally was named as Senior Footballer of the Year.The award for the best Junior Certificate of 2013 went to Martin Hayes with James Tobin taking the award for the best Leaving Certificate of 2013. The George Willoughby sponsored Cultural Award was presented to Brendan O Loughlin while there were awards in music for Conor Harnett, Mark Fortune and Timmy Dunne.

The Parents’ Council sponsored Creative Writing Awards went to Conor Kavanagh, Harry Hogan and Shane Butler. Michael Purcell was named as Junior Student of the Year while the highlight of the night as usual was the Student of the Year award which was won by Thomas Skehan. Congratulations to everyone who received an award.