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News (18th April)

Corn Aodh Ui Dhudha Cup

Success ‘Congratulations’ to our under-15 hurling panel on defeating De la Salle of Waterford in the final of the Aodh Ui Dhudha (Formerly known as the White Cup) Munster Cup in Clonmel last Wednesday. The game was a thriller, with the sides level on eight separate occasions. The teams were tied on 1-11 apiece after full time and extra-time proved to be even more dramatic. De la Salle led by three points with only minutes remaining and it looked like the tie was slipping away from the C.B.S. However a late goal by Jack Lee levelled the game before a Darren Flood point ensured that Thurles would be crowned Munster champions for the seventh time in the school’s history. The final score was Thurles: 2-17, De la Salle: 2-16. This victory caps off a sensational year for this group of players as they had previously represented the school on the two Thurles C.B.S. teams that had contested the Croke Cup final. ‘Well done’ also to their mentors: Mr John Stokes and Mr Micheal Butler. Thurles C.B.S. : C. Stapleton, K. Costello, P. Melbourne, F. Hanafin, K. Hayes, J. Hickey, J. Synott, J. Morrissey (0-3), C. Munroe, K. Ryan, D. Flood (0-12, 9 f), M. Hackett, K. Larkin, J. Lanigan (0-1), D. Ryan (1-1). Subs: P. Stakelum, J. Ryan, E. Purcell, C. Stakelum, J. Lee(1-0)



Materials Technology Award

‘Congratulations’ to transition year student, Darragh Taylor, whose Materials Technology Wood project was chosen as the best Junior Certificate project in the country for 2015 at a ceremony at GMIT-Galway last week. Darragh was presented with a trophy and he also won a Festool cordless drill for the school. Over 16,000 students took Materials Technology Wood in last year’s Junior Certificate exams so for Darragh’s project to be chosen as the best nationally is a superb achievement. The standard of his work , and in particular the carving element of it, was highly commended by the judges. Well done to Darragh and to his teacher Mr Tim Shanahan, who submitted the project into the competition.

Under-16 Soccer

Our under-16 soccer panel progressed to the semi-finals of the FDC South East Munster Cup last Thursday following their victory over St. Ailbe’s of Tipperary town. Thurles got off to a dream start when Ronan McGuire opened the scoring in the opening minutes. Thurles doubled their lead midway through the first half when McGuire hit the target again. St. Ailbe’s then got a goal back, following which Ronan completed his hat trick before the interval. Thurles looked comfortable at this stage but a late goal from St. Ailbe’s meant the tie was very much alive at half time. Thurles dominated the second half and an early goal, again scored by McGuire, ensured that the C.B.S. emerged victoriously on a scoreline of 4 goals to 2.


Our under-14 basketball squad’s season came to an end last Monday, the 11th of April, when they were defeated by De la Salle, Dundalk in the semi-final of the All-Ireland Cup, which was played at the Tallaght Arena. The team performed admirably but unfortunately came up against very strong opponents on the day.

Under-15 Football

Our under-15 footballers were in action on the Tuesday of last week when they took on Colaiste Dun Iascaigh of Cahir in the semi-final of the Tipperary Schools competition. Thurles started well but they spurned two good goal-scoring opportunities in the first half while Cahir took their goal chances and so led by 7 points at half-time. Cahir, aided by a strong breeze, pulled away from the C.B.S. in the second half and won comfortably in the end.

Military History Museum

On Monday, the 11th of April, our transition year pupils visited the Irish Military History Museum in Collon, Co. Meath and participated in a Celtic Adventures boot camp. At the museum the pupils learned about military equipment and World War One fighting conditions while at the boot camp they partook of a range of fun activities which included archery and various team building exercises. St. Vincent de Paul Talk On Wednesday last Mr. Sony Fell, president of the local branch of St. Vincent de Paul, spoke to our fifth year L.C.V.P. students about the important work that his organisation carries out. The class also presented Mr. Fell with the proceeds of a table quiz which they had organised earlier in the year as part of their Enterprise Activity module.