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News (6th December)

Croke Cup Champions



‘Congratulations’ to our under-15 hurling panel on their victory over Cashel Community School in the final of the Croke Cup last Friday. Thurles started well, building up an early lead which they never looked like relinquishing. The final score was 20 points to 6 and the Thurles captain, Martin Paul O Dwyer, had the honour of lifting the cup for the C.B.S.

Concern Debating

Our Concern debating team notched up their third unanimous victory of the season when they defeated St. Kieran’s of Kilkenny on Tuesday night last. In what was a very enjoyable debate, the C.B.S. team, which was captained by Harry Hogan and which also consisted of Tommy O Sullivan, Brendan Atkins and Kyle English, successfully proposed the motion that ‘ International Climate Change Agreements are a load of hot air’. The team’s final debate of the group stages will see them pitted against the Ursuline Convent and they will be attempting to oppose the motion that ‘ The U.N. should be disbanded’.


Local musicians, Johnny B and Jonny ‘Smacks’ visited the school last Wednesday to help with the official launch of the school’s A.I.B. Build-A-Bank branch. They entertained the assembled first years with a couple of songs as well as dishing out spot prizes and participating in a question and answer session.


On Friday last , Councillor John Hogan assisted  our sixth year L.C.V.P. students with their ‘Local Area Investigation’ by delivering an extremely informative talk about local ameneties and commercial infrastructure. Among the topics discussed by Councillor Hogan were local employment, financial institutions, voluntary organisations and the potential for tourism.

Men’s Cancer Alliance

Last Wednesday our transition year ‘Social Innovation’ class held a cake sale in the school which raised awareness about the issue of male cancer and which also raised over 300 euro for the Men’s Cancer Alliance in the Mater Hospital, Dublin. A ‘mannequin challenge’ video of the cake sale was also recorded and can currently be  viewed on the school website. ‘Well done’ to all involved.

Cross Country Championships

The school did very well at last Wednesday’s Tipperary Cross Country Championships, which were held in Thurles Crokes. Both our minor and intermediate teams took gold in their respective team events while Emmet Fogarty won individual gold in the junior category.


On Tuesday, the 29th of November, four teams from the school competed in the Tipperary Schools Badminton League which was held in Our Lady’s, Templemore. Our under-19 A team beat Roscrea but lost to Templemore while the B team lost to Roscrea A but defeated Roscrea D. At under-15 level, the A team won against Nenagh but lost to Templemore while the B team lost both of their matches.