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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.

News (23rd May)

Under-14 Football Blitz

Our under-14 footballers enjoyed a very successful day at the Rockwell Blitz on Tuesday last, winning the ‘A’ football competition for the very first time. The squad enjoyed victories over High School, Clonmel and Rockwell en route to the final, where they defeated Abbey C.B.S. by two points. ‘Well done’ to all involved.

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Pope John Paul II Awards

The Pope John Paul II Awards were officially launched at the Anner Hotel last Wednesday, the 18th of May at an event which was hosted by Fr. Vincent Stapleton and which included addresses from Archbishop Kieran O’ Reilly and guest speaker, Brendan Maher. Over fifty students from the school have committed to participating in this new initiative which encourages young people to be active members of their parish and community. After completing the requisite hours of community work each student will then present a reflection based on their experience.

Lourdes Trip

Last Tuesday saw the school hold a non-uniform day in order to raise funds for Cathal Bourke and Jack O Sullivan’s upcoming trip to Lourdes. The boys will be travelling to Lourdes on the fifteenth of June where they will represent the school as part of the Cashel and Emly Youth Group and will act as helpers and assistants for the elderly and the sick. We wish them the best of luck.

Athletics

CBS Thurles had a hugely successful day at the Munster GloHealth Track and Field Championships which were held in WIT on Saturday.  Having amassed an impressive tally of medals the school was awarded best Junior Boys team, best Intermediate Boys team and finally best Overall Schools Team on the day.  Eight students wore the CBS singlet and they all won medals in their respective events.  Adam O'Dwyer won gold in the Junior Boys pole vault and silver in the Minor Boys 100m.  Jack Ryan won two gold medals, winning the Junior Boys 100m and Junior Boys triple jump. Liam McDonagh won silver in the Intermediate Boys 2000m walk, Kieran Moloney won gold in the Intermediate Boys 800m and Jack Hickey won bronze in the 400m. Sean Mockler won gold in both the Intermediate Boys hammer and discus events while Declan Ryan won bronze in the Intermediate Boys pole vault. Our intermediate relay team of Jack Hickey, Sean Mockler, Kieran Moloney and David Ryan ran a superb race and won gold. Daniel Ryan put in a solid performance in the Senior Boys category, winning gold in the long jump and silver in the pole vault.   The track and field team is now looking forward to the All-Ireland GloHealth Championships in Tullamore on Saturday, the 4th of June.  We wish them every continued success.

Gaisce Trip

Last Thursday, as part of their efforts to attain the Gaisce President’s Award , forty  seven transition year pupils travelled to Birr Outdoor Education Centre, where they spent two days trekking and kayaking. The President’s Award is Ireland’s National Challenge Award, the country’s most prestigious and respected individual awards programme, and a challenge from the President of Ireland, to young people between 15 and 25 years of age. In order to receive their medals students have to demonstrate achievements in four separate categories; community involvement, physical recreation, personal skill and adventure journey. Their trip was a great success and all pupils will now receive their Gaisce medals.  

News (16th May)

Young Social Innovator

The school had considerable success at the national final of the Young Social Innovators programme which was held at the Citywest Hotel on Tuesday, the 10th of May.  Colin Nolin, Barry McGrath, Jack Harty, Dylan Grace, Anthony McCarthy, Dylan Costello and James Ryan were awarded the ‘Step Up’ prize for their ‘Farm Sense’ project which focussed on farm safety while another of the school’s presentations, ‘Bee Aware’, which looked at the sustainability of our bee population, was ‘highly commended’. The school also had a YSI ‘Advocate Team’ which presented in the ‘Communities of Excellence’ category. ‘Well done’ to all involved. The school has now won four awards at the national finals over the last three years.

Ecology Trip

On Tuesday last our fifth year biology class travelled to Cabragh Wetlands where they conducted surveys of the flora and fauna as part of their Leaving Certificate coursework. Rice Cup Blitz On Wednesday last our Rice Cup ‘C’ panel competed in the Rice Shield tournament against teams from Kilkenny C.B.S., Callan C.B.S., Nenagh C.B.S. and Rice College, Ennis. Although the team was not successful on the day the event was in keeping with our policy of attempting to give game time to as many first year students as possible.

Sixth Year Graduation Mass The class of 2016 attended their graduation mass last Thursday night in the James O Donoghue Sports Hall. Celebrated by school chaplain, Fr. Tomas O Connell, the mass was an enjoyable celebration of an important milestone in the students’ lives as they prepare to say a nostalgic farewell to their school days. We would like to wish all the sixth year students the very best of luck with their upcoming exams and wish them all the best for the future.

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Track and Field

CBS Thurles enjoyed a successful day out at the East Munster Track and Field competition which was held in Templemore last Wednesday. Adam O'Dwyer of first year won gold in the minor boys 100m and gold in the junior boys pole vault while Sean Phillips won silver in the minor boys 1500m. In the junior boys category Jack Ryan won golds in both the 100m and the triple jump. In the intermediate boys category Liam McDonagh won gold in the 2000m walk, Kieran Moloney won gold in the 800m, Sean Mockler won golds in the discus and the hammer, Declan Ryan won silver in the high jump and bronze in the pole vault and Jack Hickey won bronze in the 400m. The intermediate relay team of Kieran Moloney, Sean Mockler, Jack Hickey and David Ryan also won gold medals. In the senior boys section Daniel Ryan won gold in the pole vault and gold in the long jump. Next stop for these boys is the Munster Schools Track and Field in WIT this coming Saturday. We wish them all the best.