‘Our under-16 basketball panel has been enjoying an excellent season so far this school year. On Friday last they defeated St. Munchin’s in the semi-final of the cup competition . An excellent team performance saw Thurles control the game throughout, eventually winning on a scoreline of 45-25. Top scorer for the C.B.S. was Sean Mockler. The team will now face St. Nathy’s of Ballaghaderreen in the All-Ireland Final in the Tallaght Arena and we wish them the best of luck. Things got even better for the under-16 squad on Sunday as they won both of their league play-off games. They defeated Drimnagh Castle by 50 points to 24 and overcame St. Brendan’s of Belmullet by 42 points to 18, thus qualifying for the All-Ireland league semi-finals.
Our Concern debating team was in action last Thursday evening when they successfully opposed the motion that ‘HIV/ AIDS will be eradicated in our lifetime’ against St. Anne’s Secondary School, Tipperary. The team, which was captained by Harry Hogan and which also included Ciaran Taaffe, Mark Fortune and John Lanigan, performed very well, winning by a majority verdict. The team has now won all three of their debates, amassing seven points in the process, but will have to win their final debate against the Ursuline Convent to give themselves a chance of qualifying for the knockout stages of the competition. In that upcoming debate the team will be proposing the motion that ‘ The Sustainable Development Goals are Doomed from the beginning’.
Preparations for this year’s school show, ‘Back to the 80s….The Totally Awesome Musical’, are currently in full swing with the cast busily rehearsing their lines and practising their choreography. The show is a relatively new musical comedy which is set in a school in the 1980s and contains such classic hits as ‘Footloose’, ‘ Total Eclipse of the Heart’ and ‘ The Final Countdown’. It will be performed in the Premier Hall on Thursday the 21st , Friday the 22nd and Saturday the 23rd . Tickets can be booked in the school or by calling 0504-20729. Performances begin at 8.15pm. We hope to see you there.
On Wednesday last, Detective Dave Donovan visited the school and spoke to one of our third year C.S.P.E. classes about the issue of rural crime. Detective Donovan advised the class about how to protect against crime as well as speaking about the importance of acting responsibly in the community. He also spoke about his own job, in particular how he investigates crime scenes. The students found his talk to be particularly interesting and it will definitely be hugely helpful to them as they begin their Action Project on rural crime.
On Monday last our under-16 football squad played a useful challenge match against Clonmel.
2016 marks the 200th anniversary of the school’s founding and our bicentenary celebrations began in earnest last Sunday when a C.B.S. Allstars team played the Tipperary team in an exhibition game at The Ragg. Despite the inclement weather, there was a good turnout to watch what proved to be a very enjoyable and competitive match. All proceeds from the game will go towards the construction of an all-weather AstroTurf facility in the school.