Cashel Community School Briefs...

All Island Choir Competition

All Island Choir Competition

Cashel Community School senior choir will compete in the Munster heat of the All Island School Choir competition on this coming Friday, October 25.

Dozens of post-primary schools submitted recordings at the initial point of entry and five from each of the four provinces have been selected to contest the provincial finals.

This all island competition is promoted by Co-Operation Ireland whose patrons are President Michael D. Higgins and Queen Elizabeth II.

Sponsors include R.T.E. and several North of Ireland bodies.

The Munster heat will be staged in the Cork School of Music this Friday evening, with three schools from Cork, one from Waterford and one from Tipperary, Cashel Community School, competing. The Cashel choir, under the direction of Mr. John Murray, will perform two four-part pieces: “Edelweiss” and “An Raibh Tú Ar An gCarraigh”.

RTE’s northern correspondent Tommy Gorman and a camera crew visited the school last Thursday to record footage and conduct interviews that will be shown in conjunction with Friday’s performance on Sunday, November 17, at 5.30pm.

Congratulations to all involved on reaching this advanced stage of this prestigious competition and they are wished the best of luck on the night.

Budding Business Experts

Eight Junior Certificate students who are taking Business Studies attended the regional qualifier of a Business Quiz organised by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and held in Limerick Institute of Technology recently.

After ten rounds of tough questions – that included a mixture of business and general knowledge questions - the CCS Team A finished third out of eighteen tables and so qualified for the national finals that will be take place in Spring 2014.

This was the school’s first time to enter this competition.

Well done to the eight students and their teachers Ms. Gleeson and Ms. Reddan for breaking new ground, with a special word of commendation to the members of qualifying ‘team A’: Muireann O’Connor, Tom Davern, Rose Murray and Orla Purcell.