Our annual school musical was staged in the Premier Hall last week and once more it was a tremendous success. ‘Back to the 80’s….the totally awesome musical’ was performed to packed houses on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. These highly enjoyable performances were the culmination of months of hard work and preparation by both staff and students alike. James Corbett starred as Corey Palmer Senior while Darragh Byrne excelled as his younger self. There were also great performances in the lead roles from Liam Hourigan, Dylan O Shaughnessy, Cillian Cullinane, Loughlin Russell, Gavin Murphy, Tomas Caffrey and Philip Ryan while Harry Hogan added great humour to the show in his role as Feargal McFerrin III. As usual the girls from the Presentation and Ursuline Convents added glamour and talent to the show with lead roles being excellently played by Kasha Lyons, Sophie Hayes, Rachel Butler, Emer Byrne, Moira McLoughlin, Irene Finn and Katie Taylor. There were also great performances from the featured vocalists: Cameron Kelly, Seamie Doyle, Zoe Gleeson, Kitty Lambe and Muireann Lloyd.The school musical is a huge undertaking and this year there were over 120 students participating on stage. Added to this were the many transition year students who helped with the set construction and painting, as well as those involved back stage. Obviously a huge amount of hard work goes into staging such a production and the entire cast is to be applauded for their commitment and dedication. Likewise the musical would never have taken place without the vision and commitment of producer and director, Ms. Sarah Feehan, chorus director, Ms. Lauren Dunne, choreographer, Ms. Jennie Moore and musical director, Ms. Deirdre Ryan-Preston. Their backstage team and all those who helped out with costumes, props, sponsorship, make-up, and the box office are also to be commended while a special word of thanks goes to Mr. Pierce Murphy who once more added his wealth of experience and expertise to set construction and backstage management. Well done to all those who contributed to what was a very successful production.
C.B.S. Exhibition Game
The school would like to thank all those who contributed to making the school’s exhibition match against the Tipperary county team such a success. In particular, the school would like to acknowledge the tremendous work that was done by Mr. Ger Corbett, the programme editor, Mr. Michael Dundon, who assisted with the editing while also providing several contributions himself and everyone else who, by writing articles for the programme, gave so freely of their time. Special mention must also go to the Sean Treacy Pipe Band, to Mr. Derek Ryan for his rendition of the national anthem, and of course to Drom and Inch G.A.A. Club for the use of their facilities on the day.
Thanks also to the Order of Malta, to the Chairman of the County Board, Mr. Michael Bourke, to the referee Mr. Fergal Horgan and his officials, and to Mr. Ger Ryan of Acorn Life and Mr. Denis Ryan of Midwest Oil, for kindly sponsoring the event. Finally, the school would like to thank the primary school children who participated despite the inclement weather, their parents and the school principals for facilitating this participation, and all patrons who attended the game.
Our first and second year basketball teams got their league seasons off to a great start last Friday when they both enjoyed victories over teams from Mullingar. Our first year team performed excellently, winning by 20 points to 6 while our second years enjoyed an even more comprehensive victory, defeating their opponents by 48 points to 2.Challenge MatchesOur under-15 ½ hurling panel played St. Coleman’s last Monday in a useful challenge match while our under-15 A and B panels took on teams from Good Counsel on Thursday.