Our under-15 hurlers began their defence of the O’Dowd Cup in fine style last Wednesday, defeating a strong St. Flannan’s side by two goals to set up a semi-final showdown with either Nenagh or St. Coleman’s next week. The first half was a competitive affair, Thurles going in at the interval leading by a solitary point (1-4, 0-6). However, two Thurles goals early in the second half gave the C.B.S. control of the tie and eventually Thurles ran out as worthy winners on a scoreline of 5-9 to 3-9. The goals were scored by Jack Leamy, David Fogarty, Stephen Ferncombe, Alex Lawlor and Pat Ryan.
Our athletes enjoyed considerable success on Tuesday last when they picked up several medals at the Munster Schools Indoor Athletics Championships which were held in Nenagh. Emmet Fogarty, of third year, won gold in the junior 1,200 metres race while Jack Ryan secured a gold medal in the intermediate shot putt competition. Dillon Ryan also medaled, picking up a silver in the junior long jump. Well done to all.
Last week our transition year students participated in an engaging, interactive law seminar which was facilitated by Kate Hedigan of LawEd. The pupils were informed about various aspects of law including consumer law, employment rights, road traffic offences and the laws in relation to alcohol and drugs. Through the medium of a mock trial they also learned how a court operates, the roles of judges, barristers and solicitors, and the differences between civil and criminal cases. The pupils also learned about careers in law.
On Friday, the 23rd of February, our three cross-country athletics teams (minor, junior and senior) travelled to the WIT sports campus in Carriganore, Co Waterford, having qualified from the East Munster Championship the previous week. Our junior team, which consisted of Emmet Fogarty, Tadhg Gould, Jack O’Mara, Alex Crowley, Stephen Mawe, Denis Shanahan and Donnacha Troy, secured the bronze medal on the day, thus qualifying for the All-Ireland Championships. Also qualifying for that event was Darragh Minogue, who finished in tenth place in the minor boys’ race.‘Best of luck’ to the boys in the All-Ireland and ‘well done’ to all who competed on the day.
Our second year basketball team progressed to the final of the Midlands League last Thursday following a 31 points to 22 victory over Marist College, Athlone