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Liam McCarthy Visits the CBS

Liam McCarthy visits CBS Thurles

There was great excitement on Thursday morning, the Liam MacCarthy Cup and Irish Press Cup were the guests of honour at a special function to welcome back current and past pupils of Thurles CBS who were involved with the Tipperary Senior and Minor Hurling teams in securing All-Ireland honours earlier this month.

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The school had no fewer than eight past pupils on the senior panel, including the entire Tipperary full and half back lines, as well as five pupils, both past and present, on the minor panel. 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 occasion and this involvement is an obvious testament to the strength of hurling in the school.  

Well done to Cathal Barrett, James Barry, Michael Cahill, Paudie Maher, Ronan Maher, Seamus Kennedy, Aidan McCormack, Steven Cahill, Killian O Dwyer, Conor Stakelum, Eoin Barry, Dillon Quirke and Bryan O Meara.On the day James Barry, Ronan Maher and Aidan McCormack represented the Tipperary Senior Hurling panel while Conor Stakelum, Killian O’Dwyer, Eoin Barry, Brian O’Mara and Dillon Quirke represented the Tipperary Minor Hurlers. County Board PRO Joe Bracken, Tipperary Senior Hurling stats team member Ed Donnelly and County Games Development Administrator Andy Ryan were other past pupils in attendance along with County Board Chairman Michael Bourke and special guest and past pupil Peter Ryan who recently returned from taking part in the Men's B Tandem Cycling Time Trial (Road) and Road Race at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.  

News (19th September)

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. Well done to all.

Higher Options

On Thursday last, the fifteenth 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.

Hurling Challenges

Both our Harty and Dean Ryan panels were in action last Wednesday as they played challenge games against Midleton C.B.S.. The Harty panel will play their first group game against De la Salle of Waterford on the 12th of October while the Dean Ryan panel will face Our Lady’s of Templemore in the first round of the competition on the 27th of this month.

T.Y. Enterprise Talk

On Tuesday last, Ms. Sue Anne O Donnell, Student Enterprise Co-ordinator with the Tipperary Enterprise Board, visited the school to speak to our transition year pupils about participation in this year’s Secondary Schools Enterprise Programme. Ms. O Donnell informed the students about the details of the competition as well as helping them with the generation of ideas for their mini-companies. Later in the year, two of our companies will be selected to represent the school at the Tipperary Enterprise Awards.

i-Pad Training

Our first year students participated in an i-pad training workshop on Tuesday last. They learnt how to use the device to manage their workflow, how to record and present their work digitally and how to develop a digital portfolio.

 

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.

Geography Field Trip

Last Tuesday our Leaving Cert geography classes paid a visit to Tramore to examine and study some features of our coastal landscape. This field trip was in preparation for their pre-submitted geography project and they were examining the ‘Processes of Transportation and Deposition’. This project is worth 20 % of the Leaving Cert geography course. The students really enjoyed this interesting and practical field trip.

Past Pupils Concert As part of this year’s bicentenary celebrations, the school will host a Past Pupils Concert in the James O Donoghue Sports Hall on Thursday, the sixth of October, beginning at 7.30pm. We look forward to welcoming past pupils of all ages as they either perform on stage or just enjoy the entertainment as part of the audience.

News (12th September)

Welcome

The school would like to welcome all our students back after the summer break. In particular we would like to welcome our new first year students who, as I write this, have just completed their first fortnight in the C.B.S. State Exam Results ‘Congratulations’ to our sixth year class of 1015/16 on the excellent results they achieved in their Leaving Certificate exams. We wish them all the very best of luck in whichever 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.

Harty Cup

The Harty Panel began their preparations for this year’s campaign on Friday last when they played St. Coleman’s of Fermoy in a useful challenge match. They will play De la Salle in their first group game on the 12th of October while their other group game will see them face Gaelcholaiste Mhuire on October the 26th. We wish them the best of luck for their upcoming season.

Dean Ryan Hurling

Our under-16 ½ hurling panel got their season underway last Wednesday when they played Kilkenny C.B.S. in a worthwhile practice match. This game should prove to be good preparation for the panel’s first round encounter against Our Lady’s of Templemore on the 27th  of this month.

Tipperary All-Ireland Glory

The school would like to congratulate the Tipperary Senior and Minor hurling panels, and in particular those involved who are either past or current pupils, on their tremendous victories on All-Ireland Hurling final day. The school had no fewer than eight past pupils on the senior panel, including the entire Tipperary full and half back lines, as well as five pupils, both past and present , on the minor panel. 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 occasion and this involvement is an obvious testament to the strength of hurling in the school.   Well done to Cathal Barrett, James Barry, Michael Cahill, Paudie Maher, Ronan Maher, Seamus Kennedy, Aidan McCormack, Steven Cahill, Killian O Dwyer, Conor Stakelum, Eoin Barry, Dillon Quirke and Bryan O Meara.

Rio 2016

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‘Congratulations’ to past pupil, Peter Ryan, on achieving his goal of representing Ireland in cycling at the Paralympic Games in Rio. The school community wishes Peter the very best of luck in his races this Wednesday and Saturday.  

 

News (2nd September)

 

Wecome to our First Years

On Monday last we welcomed our First Year students.  Over 100 students entered the school with their books and ipads.  We wish them the very best for the year ahead.

 

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News (30th May)

Sports Day

Last Tuesday saw the school host its annual Sports Day and as usual there was a wide variety of sporting activities for the students to enjoy. In the morning the students were divided into their year groups and they participated in Australian Rules football, soccer, hurling, dodgeball and numerous other sports .After lunch the entire school descended on the Railway Field where events included press-up wrestling, an obstacle course, the human table, the water challenge and the tug-of -war.  The sunny weather added immensely to what was a very enjoyable day.

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. Jackie Cahill T.D., who spoke fondly of his time in the school while outlining for the pupils in attendance the importance of a good education.In athletics, there were awards for Adam O Dwyer, Sean Philips, Sean Mockler, Fred Crowley, Jack Ryan and Dylan McLoughlin while Daniel Ryan was named as the overall Athlete of the Year. In basketball, Stephen O Shaughnessy, Liam Kenny, Blaine Carroll, Killian Ryan and Darren O Sullivan all picked up awards and Sean Mockler was named Player of the Year. The ‘ Ronaynes’ Junior Certificate Materials Technology Award ‘ which recognises the best Junior Certificate project went to David Ryan while Keith O Dwyer won the ‘A.I.B. Construction Studies Award’.One of the highlights of the night arrived when Jake O Brien received his award for full attendance. Amazingly, Jake never missed a single day of school, from when he started in Junior Infants to his completion of his secondary education. There were Special Merit awards on the night for Brandon Meaney, in recognition of his work in the community, and Darragh Taylor, whose Junior Cert Materials Technology project was deemed to be the best in the country for 2015.Darren Flood won the Junior Hurler of the Year award while the Senior Hurler of the Year award went to Mikey Connors. Dillon Quirke won the Harty Hurler of the Year award and Stephen Ferncombe picked up the prize for first year hurling. There were also hurling awards for Conor Stapleton, Jack Lanigan, Max Hackett, Christopher Carew and Michael Purcell.

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In football, there were awards for Paddy Creedon and Devon Ryan.  The overall prize for Sportsperson of the Year went to Sean Mockler. The award for the best Junior Certificate of 2015 was shared by Ray Fuller, Bill Shanahan and Rory Fogarty with Colman Coakley taking the award for the best Leaving Certificate of 2015. The George Willoughby sponsored Cultural Award was presented to Alex Murphy while there were awards in music for Kevin Bracken, Evan Lyons and Fionn McCartan. In art, there were awards for Brendan Atkins and Anthony Maher. The Parents’ Council sponsored Creative Writing Awards went to Sean Philips, Liam Blake, Ben Murphy, Brendan Atkins, Dominic Taaffe and Adam Webb. Jack Hickey 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 Rory Purcell. Congratulations to everyone who received an award.Soccer Players of the YearOn Wednesday last sixth year students, Dale Loughnane and Tommy Teer were presented with perpetual trophies, kindly sponsored by Mr. Kevin Cummins, in recognition of their contribution to soccer in the school in its inaugural year. Dale, who captained the under-19 team in the Munster Senior Cup, was named as Senior Player of the Year while Tommy, who played for both the under-17 and under-19 teams, was named as Junior Player of the Year. ‘Well done’ to both.

AIB Build-a-Bank Challenge

On Wednesday last, Kerry footballing legend, Colm ‘Gooch’ Cooper visited the school to promote the AIB Build-a-Bank challenge and to lead a training session for second year students.