Last Tuesday evening transpired to be a successful occasion for staff & students alike as huge numbers turned up for Open Night at our school. Parents and students from mostly 5th & 6th classes in Thurles and the surrounding hinterland visited Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed to sample life and view the excellent facilities on display at our Co-Ed school. Every Subject Department showcased samples of classwork from our students as parents and pupils enjoyed guided tours. The evening concluded with an informative speech by Principal Mr. Denis Quinn, addressed to parents pertaining to the merits of choosing Coláiste Mhuire as an option to undertake second level education. Huge credit also goes to Triona & her canteen staff in providing food and refreshments for some 200 primary students on the night. Finally, mention must also go to Mr. J.P. Butler who somehow managed to teach the same 200 students ‘The Haka’ in The Dome and conclude an excellent Open Night at Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed!
In The Munster Cup last Tuesday, our under- 15 soccer team enjoyed a comprehensive 8-3 victory over Newport College played in Newport. Our next outing will pit us against Limerick opposition but having achieved two wins from two games our under-15’s are looking forward with a sense of optimism.
The under-15 rugby squad travelled to Kilfeacle last Thursday to take part in a qualifying All-County rugby tournament by playing three matches against teams from Cahir and Nenagh. While many of our squad are playing with rugby clubs, special mention must go to Munster RFU Coach Andy Brace, whose coaching of our students on a weekly basis has seen them hone their skills and develop superbly as unit. This was exemplified in two victories over Cahir (20-05), and Nenagh Voc. School (15-05). While we succumbed to Nenagh CBS on a late try (10-05), we still advance to the next round in forthcoming weeks. Well done also to management Ms. Elaine Molumby & Mr. Joe O’Sullivan.
1ST YEAR HURLING:
Well done to the under-15 hurlers from 1st & 2nd year that defeated St. Joseph’s College Borrisileigh, and Newport College last week in a hurling blitz held at The Ragg. While excellent performances were delivered by all involved, special mention must go to Martin O’Reilly, Jack Murphy, Tom O’Reilly, Luke Galvin, goalkeeper Neil Holland, and full-forward Seán Ryan who scored eight goals over both matches.
We wish member of staff Mr. John Brennan the very best of luck as he prepares to tog out for Éire Óg Nenagh this weekend against The Sars’ in the eagerly Senior Hurling County Final.