Harty Cup Final
The school would like to wish the Harty Cup panel and their mentors the very best of luck in their upcoming final against Rochestown. The game will be played this Saturday, the 21st of February, in Mallow and throw-in is at 1.30 p.m.
On Monday last, our White Cup panel played Ballingarry in a challenge match while on Friday our Rice Cup hurlers took on Castlecomer in a practice game.
Zambian Immersion Project
Tickets for the opening night of Thurles Drama Group’s production of ‘Beyond the Brooklyn Sky’ are still available. Proceeds of the night’s entertainment are being generously donated to the Zambian Immersion Project so if you would like to support a good cause, and enjoy a great night out, then please contact the school at 0504-22054 to book your tickets. Meanwhile the students involved in the project have been busy raising both funds and awareness. Last Friday saw them deliver an informative presentation to all our first year students.They explained the rationale behind the project and highlighted the important projects that are being currently undertaken by the Christian Brothers in Mufilira and Murundu.
Webwise Safer Internet Day
Last Tuesday, as part of Webwise Internet Safety Day, our first year students participated in a programme which concentrated on issues such as their on-line digital profiles, the importance of safeguarding their passwords and how to report suspicious or intimidating behavior on-line. In conjunction with this programme, two of our first year students, Ciaran Lloyd and Eoin Purcell, spoke on Tipp FM about how to ensure safe use of social media.
On Thursday, the 12th of February, our cross-country athletes travelled to C.I.T. to compete in the Glohealth Munster Schools Cross-Country Championships where our Junior Boys (under-15) team won back the provincial title last held in 2009. The team consisted of Fred Crowley, Kieran Moloney, Jack Hickey, Kevin Bracken, Eanna Ryan, Ben O Dwyer and Niall Moore. Our Minor Boys (under-14) team was unlucky to finish just outside the medals in fourth place. The team members were Josh O’Dwyer, Dylan McLoughlin, Eoin Purcell, Ciaran Lloyd and Kieran Costello.
The school would like to thank the many business people who gave so generously of their time last Thursday evening when they participated in trial interviews with fifth year students. Over fifty students were given the opportunity to develop their interview skills in front of experts from a range of career areas. Thanks to Mr. Philip Egan(law), Mr. Tony Meara(engineering), Mr. John Crowley(engineering), Mr. Anton O Briain(education), Mr. Peter Creedon(education), Dr. Declan Lawless(medicine), Dr. Paul Ryan(medicine), Mr. Adrian Darcy(technology), Mr. Billy Gleeson(agriculture) and Mr. Eamonn Bergin(agriculture). Thanks also to AIB bank manager, Mr. Niall Hogan, who visited the school the week previously to mentor the pupils on their interview technique.
On Wednesday last, in conjunction with Engineers Week, our first year students attended an entertaining, interactive science show at L.I.T.. The show, entitled Physics and Forces, was both enjoyable and enlightening.