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December News

Grease is the Word

The ever popular smash hit musical, ‘Grease’, will be performed in the Premier Hall by students from the C.B.S., (ably assisted by girls from the Presentation and Ursuline convents) on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights of this week. This entertaining show promises to have the audience singing along to classics like ‘Summer Nights’ and ‘Freddie, my love’ while lively numbers like ‘ We go together’ ,’Greased Lightning’ and ‘ Hand Jive’ should get the audience dancing in the aisles. The show begins at 8.15 sharp. Tickets cost €15  for adults and €10 for a student or an OAP. There are also family deals available. For enquiries or bookings contact the school at 0504-20729. All welcome!


Irish European Union Science Olympiad 

Transition Year CBS Thurles student Mark Fortune took part in the Irish European Union Science Olympiad in DCU in November and was placed first in Physics in Ireland. The three hundred highest scorers in Maths and Science in the Junior Certificate for 2014 were invited to take part in the competition and choose whether they wanted to compete in Physics, Biology or Chemistry.  Mark came out on top with the highest scores. 


Mark Fortune



Under-14 Hurling

‘Well done’ to our under-14 hurlers who won the Jim Langton Tournament in Kilkenny on Wednesday, the nineteenth of November. Thurles beat Midleton C.B.S., Charleville C.B.S. and Dungarvan in the group stages and went on to defeat De la Salle of Waterford in the final of the blitz.

Guest Speaker

On Thursday last Fr. Joe Walshe, our local diocesan representative for Trocaire, visited the school to speak to the 3NP and 3ND C.S.P.E. classes about the work of the Irish N.G.O. in the developing world. Fr. Walshe spoke about issues such as poverty, lack of clean drinking water and global inequality, citing experiences from his recent trip to Honduras. His speech was certainly eye-opening and helped the pupils to better appreciate what we have in the Developed World. As part of their Action Projects both classes will now focus on raising awareness for Trocaire.


Our transition year students traveled to the Everyman Palace in Cork last Thursday to view an engrossing performance of the John B Keane classic, ‘Sive’. Directed by Conall Morrison and fresh from a sell-out run in the Abbey Theatre, the production was highly entertaining and expertly staged. Remembrance Service To mark the passing of November, the month of the Holy Souls, the new school chaplain, Fr. Tomas O Connell, held a remembrance service in the school last Friday which afforded all members of the school community the opportunity to remember loved ones that have passed away.


On Wednesday last our under-14 and under-19 badminton teams competed in a tournament against teams from Roscrea, Nenagh, Templemore and Borrisokane. Our under-14 team consisted of Darragh Fogarty, Jovi Chai, Odhran Moloney, Diarmuid Maher, Cormac O Connor, Eamonn Martin, PJ Tunstall and Michael Nally while our under-19 team comprised Jack Fallon, Jack Dwan, Michael Mulcaire, Jack Harty, Tomas Caffrey, Elliot Doherty, William O Donoghue and Eoghan O Regan.

Harty Challenge

Last Thursday our senior hurlers played a useful challenge match against St. Kieran’s of Kilkenny. Soccer Blitz On Friday afternoon last our fifth year students participated in a fun soccer blitz which was held in the school yard and the sports hall.