There is a range and breadth of extra-curricular activities in CBS Thurles that is as impressive as it is long. It encompasses success and participation to All Ireland level on the Sports field, in the Debating chambers in the musical arenas.
Quite simply, there is an extra-curricular activity to suit everyone, no matter how sporting, academic, musical, or diverse the interests.Extra curricular activities in our school allow students to benefit in line with the well established maxim ‘Mens Sano in Corpore Sano’ (a healthy mind in a healthy body) and these activities embellish the lives of students long after they leave school.
Success and endeavour in all things is our guiding principle, and the consequent enjoyment that comes with it motivates our students to take full benefit from our unequalled range of activities.
The C.B.S. has a long and rich tradition in hurling, football and athletics. Basketball, golf and handball are becoming more popular by the year. Other sports played at PE and lunchtime are football, soccer, basketball, rounders and swimming.
Extra-curricular activities in Thurles C.B.S. include debating, concerts, music lessons, board games, school tours and exchanges etc.
Thurles C.B.S. has a proud history in debating. In 2008 the team reached the All Ireland Final. Last year we reacher the last 16. This year the Concern Debating Team has already won the opening rounds of the competition. Basketball is provided for the following agegroups in Thurles C.B.S. – 1st year, 2nd year, U-16 & U-19. They take part in the Midlands League Competition as well as the All-Ireland. Last year we won the U 14 All Ireland.
Awards Night 2015
Prize NightThe 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. Aidan ‘Taggy’ Fogarty, who spoke fondly of his time in the school while outlining for the pupils in attendance the importance of hard work and determination. Also present on the night was special guest, Archbishop Kieran O Reilly. In athletics, Daniel Ryan and Fred Crowley picked up awards while in basketball, David Ryan was named Player of the Year.
The ‘ Ronaynes’ Junior Certificate Materials Technology Award ‘ which recognises the best Junior Certificate project went to Darragh Taylor while Eric Fanning won the ‘A.I.B. Construction Studies Award’. James Ryan won the Junior Hurler of the Year award while the senior Hurler of the Year award went to Chris McCullough. Niall Heffernan won the Harty Hurler of the Year and Keith Ryan picked up the prize for first year hurling. There were also hurling awards for Darren Flood, Jack Fallon, Jack Taylor, Michael Purcell and Conor Stakelum. Fred Crowley picked up the award for Junior Footballer of the year. The overall prize for Sportsperson of the Year went to Billy McCarthy. The award for the best Junior Certificate of 2014 went to Mark Fortune with Peter Carragher taking the award for the best Leaving Certificate of 2014. The George Willoughby sponsored Cultural Award was presented to Diarmaid Meagher while there were awards in music for Micheal Bourke and Christopher Carew. In art, there were awards for David Conway and John Shanahan while the Cultural Award went to Adam O Dwyer and Eoin Corbett.
The Parents’ Council sponsored Creative Writing Awards went to Brian O Callaghan, Brendan Atkins and Adam O Dwyer. Daniel Ryan 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 Eoin Corbett. Congratulations to everyone who received an award. Check the photo galleryfor more picture
Awards Night 2012
Awards Night 2012
Our Annual Awards Night took place on Friday 25th May in the James O’Donoghue Sports Hall. A wide spectrum of achievements were recognised on the night with awards for:- Full Attendance, Academic Excellence, Sport, Music, Construction and Art.