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.
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.
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.
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.
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.