House- Builders’ Farewell
Last Friday, November 9, sixth year students and staff gathered for a formal farewell and blessing ceremony of this year’s team of Niall Mellon Trust house-builders.
Since then, the six sixth year students and two teachers have been working hard in company with some 600 Irish volunteers building good low-cost housing for impoverished families in South Africa. Just to make them feel at home in Capetown, they had to cope with heavy rain on Monday! The CCS team will return home on next Sunday.
The Community School’s senior footballers played Thurles C.B.S. in the first round of the MacGabhann Cup and registered a good win, 3-12 to 2-6. Full-forward Conor Butler book-ended the game with two well taken goals; the first coming after just five minutes of the first half and the second from a penalty later in the game. Over all, the side displayed strong team spirit and deserved the victory.
Team: John Keating, Shaun Coffey, Daniel Hayde, Brian Hand, Tony Kerwick, Simon Delaney, Evan Hickey, Gearóid Slattery, Kevin O’Donnell, Donnacha Quinn, Eoghan Ryan, Ger Gorey, James Casey, Conor Butler, Aaron May. Subs: Denis Fogarty, Paraic O’Donoghue, Thomas Long, Owen Cleary, Nick Ryan, Michael O’Rourke, Thomas Hayes, Ryan O’Donnell.
Kinnane Cup Defeat
After registering a fine win over Patrician College, Mallow, in the first round of the Munster colleges Kinnane Cup, Cashel had high hopes of a repeat performance when pitted against Doon C.B.S. in the second round played in Cappawhite on Wednesday, November 7. However, the CCS boys struggled in several sectors of the field and never achieved the fluency of their previous outing. Still, they were staying within range of their opponents but a serious injury to midfielder James Casey just before half-time weakened their challenge. Half-time score: Doon 3-4, CCS 1-5.
In the third quarter, Cashel upped their game and came within one point of Doon but a goal from a 20 metre free for the Limerick side unhinged the Cashel revival and the C.B.S. team added to their tally to win on a scoreline of 4-9 to 1-10.
Team: Evan Dwan, Niall Manton, Padraig O’Carroll, Ryan O’Donnell, Christopher Hickey, James Cummins, David Wade, Michael Ryan, James Casey, Owen Cleary, Brendan Ryan, James Doyle, Elliott Thompson, Jonathan Walsh, Pat Muldoon. Subs used: Craig O’Connell, Declan O’Dwyer, Seanie O’Halloran, Aidan Carroll.