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CBS News (4th May)

Fitzgerald Cup Success

Our under-17 hurling panel enjoyed a comfortable victory over Borrisoleigh last Wednesday in the final of the Fitzgerald Cup, which was played in The Ragg. A strong team performance saw them win the game on a scoreline of 1-27 to 4-6. This success is a just reward for the hard work and dedication shown by the panel over the course of the year and is good preparation for next year’s Harty Cup campaign. Well done to all involved.Panel: Eoin Barry, Cathal Bourke, TJ Butler, Bill Darcy, Harry Fitzgibbon, Steven Flanagan, Diarmuid Leahy, Anthony McKelvey, Killian O’Dwyer, Eddie O’Gorman, Brian O’Mara, James O’Sullivan, Michael Purcell, Dillon Quirke, James Ryan, Conor Stakelum, Gearoid Troy, Matthew Kelly, Dylan Kennedy, Liam Meagher, Donnacha Quirke, Seosamh Ryan, Ewen Bourke, Eoghan Hayes, Anthony Maher, Odhran Quirke

Zambian Immersion Project

On Thursday, the 14th and Friday, the 15th of May there will be a clothes collection in the school. Parents and students are encouraged to bring in any old clothes, towels or sheets and deposit them at the collection point at the front of the school building. The clothes will then be sold off for recycling and the proceeds of this will go to help with the fundraising for the Zambian Immersion Project.

Law Module

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.

EUSO 2015

‘Congratulations’ to transition year student, Mark Fortune, who represented Ireland in the subject of physics at the European Union Science Olympiad, which was held in Klagenfurt in Austria last week. Mark was a member of the Irish team of six students who were selected after rigorous training and workshops over the past year. Mark had previously won the gold medal in the physics category at the Irish European Science Olympiad. For more information check out Facebook : EUSO 2015 or our school website. 

Show Jumping Success

Killian Ryan 3rd year pupil at the CBS on his way to winning the 6 year old International Pony class in Fontainebleau Franceearlier this month riding the Irish Pony Graigecullen Bens Boy.The Irish Flag was raised and Killian has the Irish national Anthem played in his Honour. Killian is now preparing his ponies for the The Dublin International Horse show qualifiers which start this Saturday in Cavan . Killian is a multiple winner at the Dublin horse show and has high hopes of qualifying for the show again this year. He also will travel to Spain after his junior cert this summer to play basketball with his club.


G.A.A. Refereeing Course

Last Thursday twenty of our transition year students completed a beginner’s course in refereeing for Gaelic games. This course will allow them to take charge of juvenile matches and is a first step towards full qualification. The school would like to thank Games Development Administrator, Mr Andy Ryan for facilitating this course.





CBS News (27th April)


Our first year basketball team competed in the second round of the All-Ireland League play-offs on Monday, the 20th of April. They were victorious against Dunmore of Galway but unfortunately lost to Carrick-on-Shannon. Although this brought an end to their season, the squad can look back contentedly on a successful campaign that saw them win the All-Ireland Cup competition.

Cabragh Wetlands

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.

Under 15 ½ Hurling

Our under 15 ½ hurling panel took on St. Kieran’s of Kilkenny last Wednesday in a challenge match.

Rice Cup

On Tuesday last our Rice Cup panel had a convincing win over Blackwater College of Waterford in the quarter-final of the competition. They will now face either Charleville or Doon in the semi-final. The other semi-final will see Nenagh take on Ard Scoil Ris.

Zambian Immersion Project

On Thursday, the 14th and Friday, the 15th of May there will be a clothes collection in the school. Parents and students are encouraged to bring in any old clothes, towels or sheets and deposit them at the collection point at the front of the school building. The clothes will then be sold off for recycling and the proceeds of this will go to help with the fundraising for the Zambian Immersion Project.


Our track and field team had a very successful outing on Wednesday last when they competed in the County Secondary Schools Championships which were held in Templemore.  With a tally of 20 medals, CBS Thurles was awarded Top Boys School on the day.  In the Minor category Dylan McLaughlin claimed gold in the 800m event with his team mate Josh O'Dwyer finishing just two seconds behind to claim the silver medal.  Jack Ryan competed well in the shot putt to win a silver medal.  In the Junior category Sean Mockler showed excellent skill to win 3 gold medals, with first place finishes in the discus, shot putt and hammer.  David Ryan had another successful day winning gold medals in the 100m sprint, long jump and high jump and a silver medal in the 400m.  Kieran Moloney won a silver medal in the 800m event while Ben O'Dwyer had a strong finish in the 1500m race to win his silver medal. In the Intermediate category Daniel Ryan came first in his two events;  the 100m sprint and 400m, while Declan Ryan won  silver medals in the high jump and long jump.  CBS Thurles took the top three places in the 1,500m event with Jack Dolan winning gold, Jack Moore winning silver and Bryan O'Mara winning bronze.  In the senior category Mateusz Pietrzykowski won a silver medal in the long jump.  Next up for the boys is the North Munster School Championships which will be held next week in Waterford. All of our athletes will be hoping for success in this competition in order to qualify for the Munster Schools Championships.  We wish them all the best.     

Tipperary T & F School Champions

Tipp Secondary Schools Champs a Shining Success The County Tipperary Secondary Schools T&F Championships took place in glorious sunshine in Templemore Track on Wednesday 22nd April.


Competition was very high with many of our top athletes battling it out across different age groups.  No doubt many of the winners will start their Irish Schools qualification rounds in the next few weeks at their East & North Munster Schools Championships.Top Boys school was CBS Thurles with a haul of 21 medals.  See Results here.

CBS News (20th April)

CBS Thurles C.B.S.  (20th April)

Croke Cup

‘Hard luck’ to our senior hurlers, who experienced heartbreak on Saturday, the fourth of April, when they were narrowly defeated by St. Kieran’s of Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Senior Colleges final which was played in Semple Stadium. Despite the obvious disappointment that comes with such a defeat both the players and their mentors can look back with pride on what has been an extremely successful season. Any year that you win the Harty Cup must be considered a good year and great credit is due to the entire panel and to their mentors : Mr. Maher, Mr. Cahill and Mr. Devane. Their hard work and dedication throughout the season was justly rewarded with the victory over Rochestown in the final of the Munster Colleges competition and the school would like to thank all involved for giving us all, as spectators, such an enjoyable and successful season.

First Year Basketball

‘Congratulations’ to our first year basketball team who were crowned All-Ireland U-14 ‘C’ Schools Cup champions on Wednesday last following a 40-28 victory over Larkin Community College of Dublin at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght. This is the first ever All-Ireland basketball title that the school has won. Just two days later the team was back in action in Round 1 of the All-Ireland ‘C’ League Play-offs. Here, another two victories over Drimnagh Castle and DLS Dundalk ensured qualification to Round 2. We wish the team the best of luck as they travel to Galway this week on their quest to reach another All-Ireland final.

Orals and Practicals

This is a busy period for our Leaving Cert students. Last week they completed their Irish oral exams. The oral exams are an integral part of the Irish syllabus with 40% of total marks on offer to students. A good performance in the orals provides students with an excellent starting point when they begin their exams in June. Also this week, the students will be participating in their French and German oral examinations while our Junior Cert and Leaving Cert music students will be participating in their practical music exams. We wish them all well.

Under-15 ½ Blitz

Last Wednesday our under-15 ½ hurling panel competed in a blitz in Borrisoleigh. The C.B.S. played teams from Nenagh C.B.S., Borrisoleigh and Colaiste Pobail, Roscrea and came away victorious, having defeated Roscrea by a single point in the competition final.

Young Social Innovators

The school has three separate entries in the National Final of the Young Social Innovators competition which will take place in the Citywest Hotel on the 6th of May. The entries deal with road, water and farm safety. Thurles C.B.S. is the only school in the country to have three projects which qualified for the national finals.

Harty Cup Dinner Dance

Our Harty Cup panel will be presented with their much coveted medals on Friday, the first of May at a gala dinner dance in the Anner Hotel, Thurles. This promises to be a very special occasion for the panel and their families.

Fitzgerald Cup Well done to our Fitzgerald Cup panel whose victory over Clonmel High School on Friday last saw them progress to the competition final. After a competitive first half,  Thurles led by 1-7 to 7 points at the interval. An increased work rate in the second half saw Thurles emerge victorious on a final scoreline of 2-18 to 10 points. The panel will play either Bossisoleigh or Roscrea in the final. We wish them the best of luck.



Under-15 ‘B’ Football

Our under-15 ‘B’ footballers were in action last Wednesday when they took on Colaiste Dun Iascaigh in the semi-final of the Tipperary Schools Competition. Unfortunately, despite a brave performance they were beaten on the day by a much stronger team.


Our transition year students are currently participating in a three week kickboxing module which is being kindly facilitated by Thurles Kickboxing Club. The boys are really enjoying the course. 

All Ireland Basketball Sucesss

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Congratulations are in order for our first year basketball team who were crowned U14 C All Ireland Schools Cup champions in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght last Wednesday.  CBS Thurles picked up their first ever national title in basketball with a 40-28 win over Larkin Community College of Dublin.  Larkin College took an early lead and the sides were level at half time with 14 points each however CBS Thurles put in a strong performance and were deservedly crowned the victors. 

It was a superb team performance whereby each member was able to reap the rewards of the hours of hard work and effort put in to training after school and over the Easter break.  The Thurles defence proved a force to be reckoned with with our guards Gavin Moriarty, Conor Fogarty, Ryan Greene, Cian McDonald and Éanna Bourke pivotal in limiting Larkin CC's offensive drives.  Gavin Keegan, James Butler and Liam McDonagh were solid on defence while Chris Munroe worked tirelessly and his offensive and defensive rebounding game was immense. 


Both Liam Kenny and Blaine Carroll were instrumental in controlling the game and establishing our lead.  On the day of the final Jack Ryan scored 20 points and was honoured the Most Valuable Player trophy at the final buzzer.In what was a physically demanding week, the victorious team were back in action just two days later when CBS Thurles hosted Round 1 of the All Ireland C League Play Offs.  Here they had a close fought game with Drimnagh Castle but emerged the winners on a scoreline of 20-17. 

The second game of the day was against DLS Dundalk where a resounding scoreline of 34-3 ensured qualification for Round 2 of the All Ireland Play Offs.  Playing two games in one day proved to be a difficult task but strong defensive performances from Jovi Chai, Daniel Ryan, Chris Fennelly and Neil Hennessy kept CBS Thurles in a secure position.  CBS Thurles will face Dunmore CC and Carrick-on-Shannon in Round 2 of the All Ireland league playoffs.

Once again two games will be played on the day so a full squad performance will be critical and the team will be happy to welcome Seán Tunstall back from injury.  We hope they will have continued success and wish them the best in their endeavours to reach the All Ireland Semi-Final. 

Many thanks to third year pupils and members of the U16 panel; PJ Tunstall, Cillian O'Meara and Tómas Caffrey who have been enthusiastically helping with coaching sessions since the start of the season. Our 1st year panel includes: James Butler, Jack Ryan, Liam Kenny, Ryan Greene, Conor Fogarty, Gavin Keegan, Éanna Bourke, Daniel Ryan, Chris Munroe, Gavin Moriarty, Blaine Carroll, Liam McDonagh, Chris Fennelly, Sean Tunstall, Cian McDonald, Jovi Chai and Neil Hennessy.Coaches: Helen Horan, Anne Ely and Marianne Kennedy. 


Photo:Front Row (L-R): Conor Fogarty, Gavin Moriarty, Blaine Carroll, Jack Ryan, James Butler, Chris Fennelly, Ryan Greene.Back Row (L-R) Daniel Ryan, Neil Hennessy, Gavin Keegan, Éanna Bourke, Cian McDonald, Liam Kenny, Chris Munroe, Jovi Chai.Missing from photo:  Liam McDonagh, Seán Tunstall.