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January News (3)

Harty Cup

The Harty Cup panel was in action last week, playing useful challenge matches against Good Counsel on Monday and Borrisoleigh on Friday. These games should stand them in good stead as they prepare for their upcoming semi-final against Castletroy College. That game is scheduled for Saturday, the 31st of January.


The school entered four teams into the Tipperary Schools Badminton Tournament which took place in Roscrea on Tuesday last. The under-14 team consisted of Aaron Mulcaire, Odhran Moloney, Darragh Fogarty and Diarmaid Meagher. There were two under-16 teams which comprised Cillian Cullinane, Jack Fallon, Jack Dwan, Micheal Mulcaire, William O Donoghue, Elliot Doherty, Tomas Caffrey and PJ Tunstall. Our senior team included David Croke, Jack Cleary, Steven Flanagan and Sean Dwan. All of our teams acquitted themselves well.



IAMTA Maths Quiz

The school entered two teams in the regional leg of the inaugural Irish Applied Maths Teachers Association Junior Maths Quiz which took place last Wednesday. Team One consisted of Mark Fortune, Harry Hogan, Ben Hertramph and Patrick Bowden while Team Two included Ray Fuller, John Dunphy, Shane Maher and Rory Fogarty. Team One was very unlucky to be narrowly beaten into second place. Well done to all who participated.

 Drugs and Alcohol Talk

The Mid-West Regional Drugs and Alcohol Forum in conjunction with the HSE recently delivered an educational programme about substance abuse to second year students and their parents. Over the last two Monday evenings there were two workshops held in the school; one for parents and one for parents and students together. These workshops focused on common risk factors, tell-tale signs and effects, and prevention methods and messages. The evenings, which were well attended, were certainly informative and practical.


Our White Cup panel played a worthwhile practice match against Kilkenny C.B.S. on Wednesday last while our Rice Cup hurlers played useful challenge games against St. Coleman’s of Fermoy on the same day. In keeping with our policy of attempting to give game time to as many hurlers as possible, over 45 first and second year pupils represented the school in the Rice Cup games. Basketball ‘Well done’ to our first year basketball team on beating Ardscoil Athy on Tuesday last in what was a very competitive league game. The final score was 38-36. Also, on the same day our under-19 team played the same opposition in a practice match. Senior Football Our under-18 ½ footballers were in action last Friday when they played Nenagh C.B.S. in the final of the Tipperary Schools County Championship (B). Unfortunately, despite a very good team performance, they were beaten by three points on the day.