Vision for fundraising
As we celebrate the national commemoration of the 1916 Rising we in CBS Thurles are also celebrating our Bicentenary celebrations.
Our school was founded in 1816 by William and Thomas Cahill. The composite monastery and school was situated in what was then known as Pudding Lane. It catered for both primary and secondary pupils. To mark this wonderful achievement, we will be holding a number of events over the year.
Our Bicentenary celebrations also provide the opportunity through fund-raising to build a full size all-weather pitch. This would be suitable for hurling, football, soccer and general PE. We view sport as an important part of school life; together with health, fitness and general wellbeing it helps with students’ self-esteem and nurtures a team spirit which can have a really positive impact on their adult lives. The advantages of having an all-weather playing surface available year round will be beneficial to our sporting ethos. Construction is to commence as soon as sufficient funds are available. Anticipated cost is currently in the region of €190,000.
With support from the school community we will be carrying out many fundraising activities including; sponsorship, events, raffles, etc. We would be delighted if individuals and local business were able to assist with donations in order to help us fund this important and beneficial development for the school.
C.B.S. Exhibition Game (January 2016)
The school would like to thank all those who contributed to making the school’s exhibition match against the Tipperary county team such a success. In particular, the school would like to acknowledge the tremendous work that was done by Mr. Ger Corbett, the programme editor, Mr. Michael Dundon, who assisted with the editing while also providing several contributions himself and everyone else who, by writing articles for the programme, gave so freely of their time. Copies of the programme can be purchased from the school.
Special mention must also go to the Sean Treacy Pipe Band, to Mr. Derek Ryan for his rendition of the national anthem, and of course to Drom and Inch G.A.A. Club for the use of their facilities on the day. Thanks also to the Order of Malta, to the Chairman of the County Board, Mr. Michael Bourke, to the referee Mr. Fergal Horgan and his officials, and to Mr. Ger Ryan of Acorn Life and Mr. Denis Ryan of Midwest Oil, for kindly sponsoring the event.
Finally, the school would like to thank the primary school children who participated despite the inclement weather, their parents and the school principals for facilitating this participation, and all patrons who attended the game.