Under 16 ½ Football
‘Well done’ to our under-16 ½ footballers who overcame St. Joseph’s, Spanish Point in the North Munster Semi-final by the narrowest of margins on Thursday last. The game was a cracker, finishing 4-11 to 4-10. Thurles were 8 points down after half-time but fought back to level the scores. Spanish Point then scored 2-1 without reply to build up a 7 point lead. Amazingly, the C.B.S. clawed back that deficit as well before winning with a late Darragh Tynan point. The four goals were scored by Darragh Tynan, Ciaran O Dwyer and Jack Lanigan (2). They will now play Rice College of Ennis in the final.
Our first year basketball team was busy last week, defeating Marist College by four points in the Midlands Semi-final on Monday before losing out to St. Paul’s of Monasterevin in the final on the following day. Despite this loss, the team, having finished as runners-up, is still in the All-Ireland League. White Cup The school’s under-15 hurlers progressed to the semi-final of the White Cup last Wednesday, courtesy of a 2-15 to 3-8 victory over Midleton C.B.S. . Thurles led from the start and at half time the score was 1-9 to 5 points, the goal coming from David Fogarty. Midleton fought back in the second half scoring 3 goals but another David Fogarty goal ensured that Thurles emerged victorious on the day.
Our under-14 hurlers continued their preparations for the Rice Cup blitzes by playing useful challenge matches last week. On Tuesday they played Ard Scoil Ris while on Wednesday the A and B panels took on teams from Kilkenny C.B.S..
The print artist, Ms Suzannah Mullaney O’Reilly visited to school on Monday the 6th and Friday the 10th of March to conduct print workshops with our second and fifth year art students. The students learnt the skills of mono printing, etching, using ink on acetates and the techniques used to create artistic effects. The school would like to thank Ms Mullaney O’Reilly for delivering this very insightful workshop and also Ms Mary Quigley of the Arts Office of Tipperary County Offices for facilitating the workshop and for allowing the students to exhibit their finished works.