Fitzgerald Cup Success
‘Congratulations’ to our under-17 hurling panel on defeating Nenagh C.B.S. in the final of the Fitzgerald Cup last Thursday. Nenagh, assisted by the wind in the first half, went in at the interval leading by 1-9 to 1-7: the Thurles goal having been scored by Max Hackett. The second half was a high scoring and thrilling affair with man of the match, Conor Bowe getting a vital goal for Thurles while Darren Flood also performed well, finishing the game with a tally of ten points. In the end Thurles proved to be just too strong for their opponents, winning by a margin of four points. The final score was Thurles: 2-22, Nenagh: 1-21.
Alas, our Fitzgerald ‘B’ panel was not so fortunate the previous day, coming up short against Borrisokane in the semi-final. Aided by a strong breeze Borrisokane built up a sizeable first half lead, scoring four goals in the process. There was a spirited response in the second half from Thurles and a Luke Cashin goal plus a string of frees from Devon Ryan helped to claw back some of the deficit. It was not enough however and Boorisokane won on a scoreline of 4-14 to 1-14.
Our Concern debating team, which consists of Harry Hogan, Kyle English, Tommy O Sullivan, Brendan Atkins and Mark Fortune, attended the national final of the Concern Debates competition last Thursday evening, where they were presented with trophies in recognition of reaching the semi-final. The team also scooped the award for Best Researchers on the night. Well done to all involved.
As part of their Junior Cert science coursework several of our second year classes paid visits to Cabragh Wetlands last week to study local habitats.
Road Safety Seminar
Last Thursday our transition year pupils attended a road safety seminar at L.I.T.-Thurles which was organised by the Tipperary Divisional Traffic Corps in conjunction with the Road Safety Authority. There, they listened to a talk from a road collision survivor who told his story and urged young drivers to be sensible and mature behind the wheel. The students also engaged with the RSA Shuttle which teaches the importance of safe tyres, the dangers of driver fatigue and texting while driving as well as imparting other road safety tips. Also present on the day was the roll-over simulator which spins around while people sit in it, mimicking the effect of a road collision and highlighting the importance of wearing safety belts.
Under-16 Football Final
Our u-16 ½ football panel took on Presentation, Milltown in the Corn Ui Bhuchalla Munster Schools final on Friday last. The team performed well for the opening 25 minutes, playing against a strong breeze. The score at that stage was Milltown: 1-2, Thurles:0-3. However Milltown finished the half extremely strongly and led by 2-5 to 0-3 at half-time. Despite good performances from Zac Jackson and Peter Melbourne in defence, Darragh Tynan in midfield and Fred Crowley, Eanna Ryan and Jack Lanigan in the forwards, the team was unable to bridge the gap in the second half and lost on a final score of 4-11 to 0-9.