Community School tops LyricFM carol competition

Best in Ireland Twelve months ago Cashel Community School producted a C.D. of Christmas music that was widely welcomed and enjoyed in Cashel and surrounding district. Now this same C.D. has won national acclaim. Entered in the annual RTE LyricFm Christmas music competition, the Community School's compilation of carols scooped first prize in the secondary school section. It came out tops over high quality submissions from schools the length and breadth of Ireland.

Best in Ireland Twelve months ago Cashel Community School producted a C.D. of Christmas music that was widely welcomed and enjoyed in Cashel and surrounding district. Now this same C.D. has won national acclaim. Entered in the annual RTE LyricFm Christmas music competition, the Community School's compilation of carols scooped first prize in the secondary school section. It came out tops over high quality submissions from schools the length and breadth of Ireland.

This LyricFm competition is a highly prestigious event annually. To win it is a magnificent achievement by the school, its choirs, and by Mr. John Murray, music teacher and musical director of the featured choirs. Without a doubt this award-winning C.D. – "A Festival of Christmas Songs" – will continue to receive much play time in homes and on radios stations for many years to come.

Open Night

Sixth class primary school pupils and their parents/guardians are invited to visit Cashel Community School on Thursday, January 27. Tours of the school and of its top class facilities will begin at 6.30pm (ending at 7.45pm). An information meeting for parents/guardians will commence at 8.00pm. At the same time the primary pupils will engage in a range of enjoyable school-related activities conducted by staff of the Community School. A warm welcome awaits all visitors to the Open Night.

Soccer Success

On Tuesday of last week, Cashel Community School's senior team recorded a worthy home victory over St. Paul's of Waterford – truly tough opposition. Cashel, having made a few changes from the previous game, started brightly with James Harding causing problems to the St. Paul's defence but St. Paul's then gained the upper hand and dominated for twenty minutes but without scoring. Gallant defending from Dean Thompson and Mark Shortt and numerous saves from injury-carrying keeper Gearoid Slattery kept the visitors at bay. On the stroke of half-time, a great passing movement from Donal Reade and Caolan O'Gorman set up Craig Condon who put the home side 1 – 0 ahead going in at the break.

St. Paul's came out with all guns blazing in the second half but they could not break down the Cashel defensive rearguard. On the counter attack, James Harding took a snap shot which came off the crossbar and fell to the feet of Craig Condon who slotted home his and his side's second goal. The Waterford boys grabbed a consolation goal late on, but Cashel held out for a hard earned victory. Best for Cashel on the day were Gearoid Slattery, Dean Thompson, Mark Shortt and Craig Condon ( 2 goals). CCS next play St. Flannan's, Ennis, in the Munster quarter-final.

Team: Gearoid Slattery, Michael Fox, Dean Thompson, Mark Shortt, Michael McDermott, Ugis Bedeleis, Donal Reade, Caolan O'Gorman, James Harding, Craig Condon, Ian Collins. Subs used: Pa Fitzgerald, Robert Anglim.

Adult Education – Spring Courses

The Adult Education Department at Cashel Community School is busy getting ready for enrolment night on next Monday, January 24. With twenty four courses on offer, there is something for everyone. New to the programme this Spring is Italian for Beginners, Soap Making, Equestrian : Preparing for Competition, Vegetables from Seed to Table, Business Planning and Innovative Life Skills Training.

The very-popular fitness classes return along with Occupational First Aid which being run by the local Cashel branch of the Order of Malta, who continue to provide excellent training and community care services on a voluntary basis. Exciting times are ahead for the Painting class who, under the watchful eye of Helen Ryan, will hope to have their artwork ready for an exhibition in February.

Brochures are available from local shops and Cashel Library. More information can be obtained by telephoning the school at (062)61167 or e-mailing the Director of Adult Education, Deirdre Reddan, at casheladed@hotmail.com.

Winning Ways

At the present time, the school's senior hurling, senior football, junior camogie and senior soccer teams are busy contesting crucial games in their respective Munster competitions. Best wishes to all.