This Thursday will be a momentous day for Thurles C.B.S. as our two under-15 hurling teams will contest the final of the Croke Cup in Dr. Morris Park. This is an unprecedented achievement and is testament to the strength of hurling in the school. The teams are captained by Darren Flood and James Synnott and the game, which will be played under lights with a 6.30 pm throw-in, promises to be a fiercely fought encounter. James Synnott’s team reached the final after a victory over Carrick C.B.S. two weeks ago while Darren Flood’s team progressed to the final thanks to a victory over Nenagh C.B.S. on Monday last.
Our under-17 soccer panel was in action last week, taking on St. Caimin’s of Shannon in the second round of the Munster Junior Cup. Despite having some good periods of possession, Thurles found themselves two-nil down with half an hour gone. A goal from Kieran Kearney just before the interval brought the C.B.S. back into contention; however the team conceded two more in the second half and although Tommy Teer scored a second goal for Thurles it was not enough and so the team was knocked out of the competition. Our under-19 panel was also in action last Wednesday. They continued their preparations for the upcoming game against St. Paul’s Community College by playing Kilkenny C.B.S. in a challenge game. Jack Cleary, Fionn McCartan, Conor Murphy, Michael Wade, Tomas Ryan and Keith Cahill all got on the scoresheet in a 6-2 win.
Tipperary Enterprise Visit
On Tuesday last, Ms. Sue Anne O Donnell of the Tipperary Enterprise Board visited the school to speak to our transition year mini-companies. Ms. O Donnell gave the students practical advice about the running of their businesses as well as preparing them for the upcoming School Trade Show, which takes place on the 15th of December. On that day two of the companies will be selected to represent the school in the county final.
On Tuesday last our transition year pupils participated in an interactive workshop delivered by SOAR, the youth foundation set up by Tony Griffin and Karl Swan. The purpose of the workshop was to encourage self-awareness, individuality, self-belief, leadership, peer respect and resiliency. The transition years really enjoyed this thought-provoking and inspirational event.
‘Congratulations’ to sixth year student, James Symons, who won a bronze medal in the 100 metre backstroke event at the recent Munster Schools Swimming Championships.
‘Best of luck’ to our Harty Cup hurlers as they prepare to play Nenagh C.B.S. this Wednesday in the final game of the group stage of the competition. The game will be played in Templemore and throw-in is at 1.30pm.
Strength and Conditioning
All of our transition year pupils traveled to the L.I.T. Thurles campus last Friday to participate in tests of fitness, strength and flexibility. This provided the students with an excellent insight into the world of strength and conditioning. The school would like to thank Mr. Damien Young for facilitating this event