Many thanks to everybody who contributed to making this year’s fashion show a great success. From suppliers of fashion wear to first year models, from fashion designers to debonair and glamorous fifth years, from audience to stately staff members, from fundraisers to friends: everyone combined to create an evening of exhilarating entertainment. And, in the process, raised a substantial amount of money for the school’s Niall Mellon Trust charity.
The school wishes to record its deep thanks to the anonymous donor who gave a gift of €5,000 towards the target of €34,000 that has to be raised for the 2011 house-building blitz. In this era of “tightened belts” this person’s generosity is all the more appreciated and, indeed, all the more needed. Again, “go raibh mile maith agat”, and likewise to all donors great and small.
A fresh team of senior students who will help take care of the next year’s first years have been selected. Forty-six fifth years were accepted after the interview process and then recently attended a specialised training day under the guidance of Tipperary Institute staff at T.I.Thurles. The day saw a most helpful development of their leadership skills. Now the future Sixth Year Link students are looking forward to welcoming the 2011/12 newcomers to Cashel Community School and will devote time and attention to ensuring the youngest members of the school community feel safe, at ease and, ultimately, confidently at home in CCS.
Congratulations to Amy Crosse (T.Y.) and Ciannait Walsh (3rd Yr.) on winning All-Ireland gold with the Tipperary U16 camogie team that overcame Kilkenny by one point in Limerick’s Gaelic Grounds. Both girls are dedicated and skillful players who excel at club, school and county levels. They well deserve their hard-earned All-Ireland medals. May they add to their tally in the years ahead.
The Community School hosted Killenaule for an instalment of the South-East Cup on Friday, 6th May. Cashel got off to a great start. A long kick out by Killian Loughman led to Brendan Ryan’s touch to Sean O’Halloran which ended in a good goal. Shortly after this, a cross from Donnacha Quinn fell to Paraic O’Donoghue who headed to the net to put CCS in the lead 2 – 0. Killenaule scored a goal on the thirty minute mark leaving Cashel leading 2 – 1 at half-time.
Cashel made a good start to the second half too. James Casey’s cross led to Sean O’Halloran’s volley to the top corner; 3 – 1 up. Later a short corner developed into a cross to Thomas Caulfield and he put it away without delay. Cashel held off a Killenaule revival, to win 4 – 1.
Team: Killian Loughman, Cillian O’Meara, Thomas Caulfield, James Cummins, Denis Fogarty, David Wade, James Casey, Donnacha Quinn, Paraic O’Donoghue, Sean O’Halloran, Brendan Ryan. Subs used: Christopher Hickey, Jonathan Walsh, Adam Kennedy. Other subs: Will Corcoran, David Ryan. Thomas Caulfield .