The Concern debating team secured another three points last Thursday evening courtesy of a unanimous victory over the Loreto Convent, Clonmel. The team, which was captained by Brendan Atkins and also consisted of Steven Condon, Eanna Ryan and Kyle English, successfully opposed the motion that ‘ For women to access leadership roles, gender quotas must be enforced’ in what was a very entertaining and informative debate. Their next debate will see the team oppose the motion that ‘ Young people are indifferent to the problems of the developing world’ against Presentation Secondary School, Waterford.
Our senior hurling panel enjoyed a comprehensive victory over Scoil Na Trioniode, Doon in the second round of the Harty Cup group games which was played in Limerick last Wednesday. Thurles started strongly, building up an early lead thanks to goals from Gearoid Troy and Darren Flood. At half-time, the CBS led on a scoreline of 2-7 to 6 points and they extended that lead in the second half thanks to a very dominant display. Devon Ryan and Jack Lanigan both found the net after the interval to leave the final score at Thurles: 4-19, Doon:0-9. The team will face Nenagh CBS in their final group game.
First Year Hurling Blitz
The strength of hurling in the school was highlighted last Tuesday when our two teams faced each other in the final of the Tipperary Schools First Year Hurling Blitz, which took place in Dr. Morris Park. They defeated teams from Templemore, Abbey, Clonmel and Nenagh en route to the final. In the end, it was the team captained by Eoin Horgan which tasted victory. Well done to all involved.
On Wednesday last our sixth year English students attended a performance of King Lear in the school’s assembly hall. The show, performed by CycloneRep, consisted of key scenes from the play combined with discussions which focused on the motivations of key characters and the exploration of the play’s dominant themes. As usual with Cyclone Rep, there was plenty of humor and the show was a highly enjoyable method of revising the play which will be examined in this year’s Leaving Cert paper.
First Year Trip
On Wednesday last, the 25th of October, our first-year students went on a school tour to Limerick to celebrate the end of their first full term in secondary school. In the morning they visited King John’s Castle where they had great fun exploring the castle, enjoying the magnificent views of Limerick and imagining the life of a Norman soldier in such a fortress. Afterwards, they visited Thomond Park, the home of Munster rugby, where they participated in a stadium and museum tour. The pupils then rounded off a very enjoyable day by spending some time bowling at Leisureplex. Jim Langton Cup ‘Well done’ to our under-14 hurlers on retaining the Jim Langton Cup following a blitz in Kilkenny CBS last Wednesday. Thurles defeated a team from Kilkenny CBS by four points in the final and afterward Thurles captain, David Sherman was presented with the cup.