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Athletics News

Congratulations to Daniel Ryan who took past in the All Ireland Schools Track & Field Championships in Tullamore on 31st May, Daniel was selected to compete for the Munster Schools U/17 team at the Tailteann Games Inter-Provincial Track & Field on Saturday 21st June in Morton Stadium, Santry. He won silver in the Long Jump & bronze in the 100mH & 4 x 100m Relay & has now been selected to represent Ireland & CBS Thurles in the 100m Hurdles & Long Jump at the SIAB Schools International in Cardiff on Saturday 19th July.

Good Luck Daniel 

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Prize Night


Prize Night




The school’s annual awards night ceremony took place last Thursday night in the James O Donoghue Sports Hall. A wide spectrum of achievements was recognised on the night with awards for full attendance, academic excellence, sport, music, construction and art.

The guest speaker was past pupil, Mr. Gerard O Brien, a former teacher and currently the State Solicitor for Tipperary North Riding. Mr. O Brien, has made an enormous contribution to cultural life in Thurles through his involvement with Thurles Folk Group and his inception of Phoenix Productions. Mr. O Brien spoke very inspirationally about the obstacles he had to overcome over the course of his life so far and he stressed to the pupils that success will only come to them through their own initiative.

In athletics, Daniel Ryan was named as overall Athlete of the Year while Fred Crowley and Dean Campion also picked up awards. In basketball, Daniel Ryan was named Junior Player of the Year and Stephen Lyons was named Senior Player of the Year. The ‘ Ronaynes’ Junior Certificate Materials Technology Award ‘ which recognises the best Junior Certificate project went to John Cussen while Pavel Novak won the ‘A.I.B. Construction Studies Award’.Enda Heffernan won the Young Hurler of the Year award while the senior Hurler of the Year award went to Chris McCullough. Brendan Larkin won the Harty Hurler of the Year and Zac Jackson picked up the prize for first year hurling.

There were also awards for Jack Fallon, Jimmy Ryan, Brian O Meara, Cathal Moloney and Jack Skehan. In football,  Jack Dolan received the junior award while Raymond Nally was named as Senior Footballer of the Year.The award for the best Junior Certificate of 2013 went to Martin Hayes with James Tobin taking the award for the best Leaving Certificate of 2013. The George Willoughby sponsored Cultural Award was presented to Brendan O Loughlin while there were awards in music for Conor Harnett, Mark Fortune and Timmy Dunne.

The Parents’ Council sponsored Creative Writing Awards went to Conor Kavanagh, Harry Hogan and Shane Butler. Michael Purcell was named as Junior Student of the Year while the highlight of the night as usual was the Student of the Year award which was won by Thomas Skehan. Congratulations to everyone who received an award.

Irish Angus Beef Competition

Irish Angus Beef Competition

Congratulations to transition year pupils, Kieran Cummins and Niall Moloney, whose entry into the Irish Angus Beef Competition has been successfully chosen, from a total of 64 entries, as one of the five national finalists.

The students will now be given the exciting opportunity to participate in a very practical national competition which will see them being presented with five Angus cross calves at next year’s National Ploughing Championships. The students will then spend the next eighteen months rearing the animals before they eventually go to slaughter. The boys will then have to present their findings on a range of issues such as sustainability, meat quality, animal welfare and marketing.

The overall winners of the competition will be announced in April 2016. Kieran and Niall will also have the added bonus of being able to use this competition as the basis for their Leaving Cert Agricultural Science project.


Tipperary Football Champions

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Under-15 Football‘Congratulations’ to our under-15 football panel and to their mentors, Mr. Kelly and Mr. Aherne, on their victory over High School, Clonmel in the final of the Tipperary Schools competition on Thursday last. Thurles started well and led by five points at half time. However, Clonmel fought back in the second half and Thurles trailed by four points with five minutes to go. Late scores from Thurles sent the game to extra-time, during which, a late goal by Jack Hackett sealed a two point victory. The final score was Thurles;5-10, Clonmel;4-11. This was a tremendous achievement for the C.B.S., the magnitude of which can be evidenced from the fact that it was back in 1946 that Thurles last got their hands on the Cusack Cup. Well done to all involved. Panel; David Butler, Evan Moore, Eddie O Gorman( Captain), James Ryan, Alex Murphy, William Creedon, Ciaran Connolly(1-1), Jack Dolan(0-1), Bryan O Meara(0-1), Michael Purcell(0-2), Jack Hackett(1-3), Conor Fahey(0-1), Ben Slattery(1-0), Anthony McKelvey, Christopher Carew(1-1), Cormac O Connor, James O Connell, Denis Ryan, Jack Ryan, Gearoid Troy (1-0), Colin O Shaughnessy, Aaron Ryan, Jack Moore, Patrick Moloney, Daniel Moloney, Shane Maher, Gavin Hayden, Shane Fitzpatrick, Tomas Caffrey

Young Social Innovators

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Young Social InnovatorsTwo groups from Thurles C.B.S. showcased their work on social issues at the national final of the Young Social Innovators which was held in Dublin last Wednesday.

The first group (Rat Pack) came up with a rapid response pack that could help to keep members of the farming community safe from Weil’s Disease. Their work was highly praised and they were presented with Certificates which acknowledged their hard work by the Health and Safety Authority.

The second group to present were called WISE. This stands for Water Ireland Safety Education. This group scooped the award for most innovative use of mobile technology for their alarmed lifebuoys. By alarming the lifebuoy the group hope to reduce the number of acts of vandalism which leave people’s lives at risk when lifebuoys are damaged . Vodafone Ireland sponsor this award and the judges believed that this innovative action has huge potential to save lives.

Both groups deserve great credit for their hard work and innovative response to two social issues that affect many Irish people each year.