School year gets off to busy, sporting start at CCS

First Years Events

First Years Events

The 143 first years continue to settle in to their new environment at Cashel Community School, getting used to the routine of a much more varied and indeed longer school day.

A great many of the boys and girls have involved themselves in extra-curricular activities such as hurling, camogie, soccer, basketball, choir, trad group, and much else – all wholesome ways of making good new friends and feeling at home in CCS.

An updating information night was held for the parents/guardians of the first years on Tuesday, September 25. On this coming Thursday night, October 4, students and parents will gather for the annual First Year Family Mass. This is always a most special and memorable event, praying God’s blessing on the young students – and their families -as they embark on the journey of secondary schooling at CCS.

Hurling News

Congratulations to sixth year students Dylan Fitzell, Josh Keane and Simon Delaney who were part of the Tipperary minor hurling panel that were victorious in the All-Ireland final replay on last Sunday. From the centre-forward position, Dylan played a key role in the team’s success. These three very happy students are now looking forward to bringing the Irish Press Cup to the school in celebration.

The first year hurlers train twice a week and are blending together well. They have already played two challenge games, one against Scoil Ruain, Killenaule, and the other against Doon CBS. Their thoughts are now focussed on the County Tipperary first year hurling blitz due to be staged at Clonoulty on Tuesday, October 9.

The junior (U16½) hurlers played the Abbey, Tipp Town, in a challenge on last Friday.

Today, October 3, the senior hurlers play St. Joseph’s, Borrisoleigh, in the first round of the Munster colleges Corn Phádraig competition.

The senior camogie girls recently took on Roscrea Community College in the first round of the county league. While they came off second best they are more than hopeful of winning ways in the upcoming games.

The U15 hurlers played Scoil Ruain in a challenge game last week. Playing in tough weather conditions in Killenaule, CCS faced into an extremely strong wind in the first half. Scoil Ruain had the better of the contest in this opening half, despite excellent goalkeeping of Killian Hayde, the strong defensive work of Colm Hayde, Cian O’Connell, Robert Wade and Nathan Ryan and the scoring prowess of Colin Ryan, Conor Hickey and Ger Bowne. Half-time scoreline: CCS 1 – 2, Scoil Ruain 0 – 7. Cashel came on top in the second half, with Ger Browne and Colin Ryan adding to their tally. Final score: Scoil Ruain 1 – 10, CCS 1 – 7.

Team: Killian Hayde, Kevin Tobin, Nathan Ryan, Philip Fogarty, Robert Wade, Colm Hayde, Cian O’Connell, James Walsh, Conn Bonnar, Dylan Gubbins, Jordon Moore, Lee Barry, Conor Hickey, Colin Ryan, Ger Browne. Subs used: Ciaran Davern, Shane Dwan, Brandon Duffy, Victor Bourke. Scorers: Ger Browne 0 – 5, Conor Hickey 1 – 0, Colin Ryan 0 – 2.

Soccer Report

The first year soccer team travelled to Cahir for a friendly against Coláiste Dún Iascaigh on Wednesday, September 26. Cashel’s opening attack hit the crossbar and the resulting play saw Cahir score the game’s first goal. Half-ways through the half, Cahir doubled their score but CCS responded with a good goal from Adam Skeffington. Cahir grabbed a third goal just before the halfway mark. Cashel started the second half well and Mark Furlong converted a penalty for Cashel’s second goal. Cahir retaliated with their fourth goal, Lorcan O’Meara for CCS then hit the crossbar. With ten minutes remaining, Murragh notched his side’s third goal leaving Cashel in search of an equaliser. It was Cahir, however, that hit the jackpot next leaving the final score 5 - 3 in their favour.

Team: Cathal Carr, Brian Morrissey, Lorcan O’Meara, Jamie O’Keeffe, Dylan Ralph, Lorcan O’Dwyer, Mark Furlong, Murragh McDermott, Adam Skeffington, Brendan O’Dwyer, Shane Farrell. Subs sued: Ross Mullins, Dean Harding, Ramah Kinane. Scorers: Adam Skeffington, Mark Furlong, Murragh McDermott 1 goal each.