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News (2nd May)

Fitzgerald Cup

‘Congratulations’ to our Fitzgerald Cup hurling panel on their victory over Nenagh C.B.S. in the final of the competition which was played last Wednesday, the 27th of April. The match was extremely competitive and Thurles trailed by a point as full time approached. However, the side showed great character to force the game into extra-time and to eventually defeat their opponents. The final score was Thurles; 3-21, Nenagh; 2-21, with the goals for Thurles coming from Bryan O Meara, Anthony McKelvey and Darragh Woods.



Rice Cup

Our Rice Cup hurlers were in action last Tuesday, the 26th of April, as they took on Blackwater College of Waterford in the quarter-finals of the competition in Clonmel. The team performed well in what was a very tight game and were level at half-time. Unfortunately, Blackwater pushed on to win the game on a scoreline of 2-12 to 1-11.

Garda Youth Award

‘Well done’ to sixth year student, Brandon Meaney, who was presented with the Tipperary Garda Youth Award at a ceremony at Templemore Training College last week. The award is a recognition of Brandon’s commitment to community based activities which include his participation in Littleton Youth Service, Tipperary LGBT Committee, Comhairle na n-Og, Youth Work Ireland Junior Board of Management, Tipperary Education and Training Board and ,of course, the school’s own Student Council. Healthfest On Tuesday last, the 26th of April, our transition year pupils attended the inaugural Healthfest seminar which was held in Citywest, Dublin. The event, which was attended by 4,000 secondary school students from around the country, stressed the importance of healthy eating and physical activity in a practical, fun and engaging environment. The event included interactive sessions with leading fitness experts and dieticians as well as cookery demonstrations and a talk from Olympian athlete, Derval O Rourke.