Dean Ryan Cup
‘Congratulations’ to our under-16 ½ hurling panel on progressing to the final of the Dean Ryan Cup, following a comprehensive victory over John The Baptist, Hospital in Dundrum last Wednesday. The result never seemed in doubt and a goal from Chris Monroe helped Thurles to a 1-8 to 3 point lead at half-time. Jack Lanigan, Devon Ryan and Darren Flood (2) all found the net in the second half and the CBS eventually won the game on a scoreline of 5-18 to 0-8. They will now face either Midleton CBS or St. Flannan’s in the final.
The senior basketball team was unlucky to be narrowly beaten in the league by Castleknock College on Wednesday last. The CBS performed well as a team in what was a very close game. Top scorers on the day were Sean Mockler (19), Philip Ryan (13) and Adam Derby (7). Unfortunately, it was not enough to secure victory and they were beaten by 4 points in the end (51-47).
Maths Week 2017
To celebrate Maths Week 2017 a number of activities were organised within the school by the maths department, assisted by some transition year pupils. A team maths problem solving and puzzle competition for first years took place on Friday morning, the winners of which were Keelan Ryan Quirke, Tommy Maher, Aidan Stakelum and Eoin Horgan.
Other activities included a daily problem solving competition for all junior students, a ‘guestimation’ game open to all students and the Prism problem solving competition for fifth years. Unfortunately, due to the inclement weather, a planned transition year trip to the Project Maths Trail in Birr could not go ahead and had to be rescheduled for later in the school year. Health, Exercise and Activity Workshop On Friday last our 4B transition year class attended a health and nutrition workshop delivered by Tipperary hurler, Noel McGrath. The workshop focussed on healthy eating and physical exercise. The students partook in some circuit training and there was a focus on exercises that could be done at home and which don’t require any gym equipment. The class really enjoyed this informative workshop.