Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed Thurles School Notes 08/10/2015

October 16, 2015


Congratulations to our 1st year basketball team that took part in the All-County ETB basketball competition last Tuesday in St. Ailbe’s College, Tipperary Town. We played Nenagh College in the first match and this proved to be a tentative affair as the scoreline reflected which saw us triumphant on a 2-0 scoreline. Our next match pitted us against Borrisokane and in this more free flowing contest we ran out winners by 18-2. This qualified us for the final against Scoil Ruáin from Killenaule. Both sides were equally matched but Coláiste Mhuire, led by their captain Caylum Gooney, who scored two baskets, were comprehensive winners by 8-4. Also excellent on the day were Pierce Bailey, Tom O’Reilly, David Doyle, Seán Ryan, Luke Galvin, and J.J. Schoeman.


Well done to all our students from 1st year to 6th year who were successfully elected as class representatives onto Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed’s school student council.


Many weeks of rehearsals and commitment by staff & students alike are paying off as this year’s school musical ‘Take A Chance On Me’ opens next week in The Dome on October 21st & 22nd. Excitement is palpable on campus with this year’s staging almost upon us.Huge credit goes to Ms. Hickey, Ms. Martin, Ms. Geaney, and Ms. Wallace in bringing this musical to fruition, and to the various departments in our school who help with backdrops, stage arranging etc.. Previous musicals in recent years have been hugely successful and rewarding for all involved, as indeed will this year’s production, no doubt!


Congratulations is extended to former teacher at Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed Mr. Paddy Moran on having his poem ‘Bulbs’ being named ‘Poem for the Ploughing’ at the recent Ploughing Championships held in Ratheniska. ‘Bulbs’ was chosen by the public attending this event that also featured poems from other esteemed poets such as Séamus Heaney and Patrick Kavanagh. Paddy was a popular and inspirational teacher to many students at Coláiste Mhuire and indeed, Irish Independent Editor Fionnan Sheehan paid a special tribute to him some weeks ago on his visit to officially open our school library. Comhghairdeas leat arís, A Phádraig.

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