It’s fashion show time again at Cashel Community School - the annual fundraising show in aid of the school’s house-building team working with the Niall Mellon Blitz 2011 in South Africa.
Each year the blitz is mighty work and the fashion show is mighty fun. This year will fit this pattern. Held on Friday, May 13, the participating shops will include Daverns, O’Dwyers, The Kilkenny Shop, UpTown Girl, Golden Threads and Tesco – all from Cashel; Jeruso from Fethard; Fashion Express from Cahir; Imps and Elves, Tipperary GAA Shop and Stakelums Menswear – all from Thurles. Also featuring will be stylish outfits from local Cashel designers Siobhan Delaney, Winnie Looby and Sandra Campbell. For this major occasion, the school’s sports hall will undergo transformation (its own “make-over”) and the evening will begin with a wine and cheese reception at 7.30pm. Tickets – E20 – can be bought from the school office, 062-61167.
This annual fashion show is the crucial fundraiser that makes it possible for the Community School to contribute in a hands-on way to the wonderful work of the Niall Mellon Trust. All possible support will be appreciated. The CCS fashion show has become renowned for the spirit of welcome and warmth that pervades the event on the night. This year’s house-building team are: Rachel Fahy (Cashel/Rosegreen), Ereena Fryday (Knockavilla/Donaskeigh), Patrick Morrissey (Cashel/Rosegreen), Thomas Mulcahy (Boherlahan/Dualla), Mark O’Brien (Cahir and New Inn/Knockgraffon), Roisin Trehy (Killenaule/Moyglass)as well as teachers Mr. Brendan Ryan and Ms. Tracy Gibson.
Lourdes Youth Helpers
Each year the Community School sends two fifth year students to be part of the team of youthful helpers that assist the sick in Lourdes during the Cashel and Emly pilgrimage, from June 16 to 21. This year the school was in the happy position of being able to send three students. After interviews among the 18 applicants the following were selected: Laura Lonergan (Cashel/Rosegreen), Ian Lonergan (Cashel/Rosegreen) and Robert Clancy (Boherlahan/Dualla). Best wishes to them and to those whom they will care for at Our Lady’s shrine in France.
Time was when those preparing for the Leaving and Junior Certificate examinations had to bend all their efforts to the first few weeks of June. If things went well that month, then their results were good. If things went against them some days then the results could be very disappointing. Nowadays the exam load is spread across several months, with the opportunity to accumulate sizable marks in many subjects during the months of March, April and May. Leaving Cert students at CCS have already marks “in the bag” from languages oral tests, music examinations, and project work in history, geography, metalwork, technology, LCA Reflection Task and LCVP Modules. When they return from the Easter holidays they will take on practical tests in engineering, construction and art, while project work in agricultural science will be evaluated. It’s a similar story for Junior Cert students, with home economics added to the list. Busy times all round.
Dick Wood Cup
The annual CCS v Rockwell College senior soccer match for the Dick Wood Cup was played before the holidays. Staged at Cashel Town club’s magnificent facilities, the Community School started brightly and broke the deadlock early on through a terrific half-volley from the edge of the box by James Harding. Rockwell pressed hard but just before half-time, and against the run of play, a good delivery from Robert Anglim landed in front of Craig Condon who struck the ball home. In the second half, Cashel completed dominated play and secured a deserved third goal courtesy of Conor Conneally, to win 3 nil. After the game the Dick Wood Cup was presented to the Cashel captain Caolan O’Gorman.
Team: Gearoid Slattery, Michael Fox, Mark Shortt, Dean Thompson, Michaeal McDermott, Pa Fitzgerald, Caolan O’Gorman, Conor Conneally, Robert Anglim, Craig Condon, James Harding. Subs used: Niall O’Brien, Donal Reade, Rory Strawbridge, Niall Fitzgerald. Scorers: Craig Condon, James Harding, Conor Conneally – one goal each.
First Year Camogie
The first year camogie team participated in the Munster school 10-a-side blitz in Mallow, facing Crosshaven, Newcastlewest and Glanmire. A slow start saw CCS conceding an early goal against Crosshaven but a much better second half performance that included goals from Roisin O’Donnell and Libby Hogan saw the girls lose by a single point. In the second game, against Newcastlewest, the girls were determined to go one step better. They took an early lead with superb goals from Becky Quelly and Roisin O’Donnell, while Orla Gahan dominated mid-field, well assisted by Patricia Maher and Lisa Currivan. The final game, against Glanmire, was a cracker – a tight affair that saw both sides taking very good scores. The end result was a draw but this was enough to see Cashel through to the semi-final where they met Laurel Hill (Limerick). The first half was a very even contest during which Clodagh O’Gorman goaled. However, the loss of Roisin O’Donnell and Sinead Moloney through injury was hard luck on CCS and they bowed out losing by a goal. This was an impressive team performance with all nineteen players giving their best. Their future in the school jersey is bright.
Panel: Keely Halpin, Ellen English, Sinead Moloney, Maeve Delaney, Orla Gahan, Patricia Maher, Lisa Currivan, Clodagh O’Gorman, Roiosin O’Donnell, Cliodhna Slattery, Ciara Browne Corbett, Ornagh Morrissey, Kirsten Ryan, Grace McElligott, Becky Quelly, Ciara Ryan (New Inn), Ciara Ryan (Dundrum), Grainne Ryan, Libby Hogan.
Congrats to senior long puck winners Owen Quirke and Orla McEniry, and to “middle school” winners Ciannait Walsh and James Maxwell.