May News (3)
Written by principal Monday, 21 May 2012 12:33
Thurles C.B.S. News
The annual James O Donoghue ‘Hurling Development Fundraiser’ Golf Classic will take place on Friday, the first of June at Thurles Golf Club. Teams of four cost € 160 per entry . As usual there will be some great prizes up for grabs. You can also choose to sponsor a tee-box for € 50. If you wish to book a slot on the timesheet or if you require any further information then please contact the organisers by ringing the following number; 087-6127921. All proceeds from the golf classic are used to support the development of hurling in the school.
On Tuesday last, our transition year students made an extremely enjoyable visit to the ‘Pure Skill’ sports complex in Knocknacarra in Galway. ‘Pure Skill’ is a 25,000 square foot indoor sports and recreational centre which offers visitors the opportunity to practise their skills in a vast array of sporting codes. Hurling, football, soccer, tennis, golf, cricket and basketball were just some of the activities that the pupils participated in while sports such as baseball were particularly popular because of their novelty value. The students spent three hours at the complex and in that time had unlimited access to all of the activities. The pupils really enjoyed what was, for many, one of the highlights of the school year.
Congratulations to the Tipperary Minor Football panel and in particular to C.B.S. students; Lorcan Egan, Jimmy Maher and Paul Shanahan, following their recent victory over Cork in the semi-final of the Munster Championship. We wish them the best of luck against Kerry in the final.
Road Safety Course
On Wednesday last our transition year students attended a day long Road Safety Seminar held at the Garda Training College in Templemore. Organised and delivered by the Traffic Corps, in conjunction with the Road Safety Authority, the seminar stressed the importance of careful, responsible driving and highlighted the dangers associated with speeding and careless driving. The students viewed several powerpoint presentations and experienced what a car crash would feel like by sitting into a car accident simulator. This was certainly an eye opening experience for the pupils as the machine simulated a car overturning. The students also accessed car and motorbike simulators which were designed to help them to learn the rules of the road and to identify and avoid traffic hazards. The students also attended a talk delivered by a paramedic who recounted some of his experiences at roadside accidents and listened to the story of a man who was left paralysed following a car accident. The seminar was certainly a very enlightening experience for the students.
Under-14 Football Blitz
On Wednesday last three teams from the C.B.S. participated in an under fourteen football blitz in Rockwell College. Each team played three group games with the top two from each group progressing to the quarter final stage. Our ‘A’ team were beaten at the quarter final stage by a strong Clonmel High School outfit while our ‘B’ team progressed to the quarter final of the Shield competition, only to be beaten by Abbey C.B.S. .Our ‘C’ team performed admirably but didn’t progress to the knockout stages. Overall, the students had a very enjoyable day and it was great to see 47 players getting the opportunity to represent the school on the football field.