Rehearsals are in full swing at Cashel Community School in preparation for the school’s production of The Phantom of the Opera – one of the all-time great musical shows from the pen of Andrew Lloyd Weber.
The original staging of the show in London’s West End and in Broadway, New York, took both cities by storm.
Dublin hosted an acclaimed staging of the show during the past summer.
Now, courtesy of the staff and students at Cashel Community School, Cashel will join this exalted company by staging ‘The Phantom’ at CCS hall on November 7, 8, 9 and 10.
The Community School is the first school in Ireland to be given permission to perform Lloyd Weber’s masterpiece. In itself, this permission is an acknowledgment of the high standards that prevail in all musical productions at the Cashel school.
‘Phantom’ is an enthralling story that requires production of the highest degree: superb acting, accomplished singing, stirring dramatic effects and an awesome stage setting.
All of these features will be found in abundance at the Cashel production.
Note the dates now in your diary. Full booking details next week. Whatever you do, don’t miss The Phantom in Cashel!
The CCS student council for 2012/13 has been elected. The members participated in a specially designed training day on Monday, October 1, conducted by staff from the Tipperary Youth Services.
Setting of an agenda, conduct of a meeting, planning procedures and formation of sub-committees were among the areas explored in the course of the training day.
Officers: chairperson – Christopher Bowes, secretary – Sinéad Magner, treasurer – Niall Anglim, P.R.O. – Orlagh Slattery. Sixth year reps – Sarah Ryan, Cormac O’Donnell, Fionn Hogan, Colin Maher, Amy Crosse, Joseph Cronin. Fifth year reps – Saroj Gurung, Adam Gillessen, Daniel Bowes, Thomas Long, Oisín Ryan, Eimear Wade, Ciara Slattery, Nell Trehy, Lorna Quigley, Rebecca Wade. T.Y. reps – Matthew Ryan, Cormac Ryan, Phelim Carbery.
On Wednesday of last week, October 3, the senior hurling team had their first championship game of the year when they played St. Joseph’s, Borrisoleigh, in the Ragg.
After a tense and closely contested game they were most unlucky to be defeated by a single point, 1- 15 to 1 – 16.
With the benefit of a breeze behind them, CCS got off to a flying start with early points from Josh Keane and Eoghan Ryan.
However, with Borrisoleigh accurate from frees, the game was level after 15 minutes. Paraic O’Donoghue put Cashel ahead again with a fine point and a superb goal.
At half time, Cashel enjoyed a five point lead.
In the second half, St. Joseph’s had the advantage of a strengthened wind and they made good use of it, dragging themselves back into contention.
A fortuitous goal midway through the half brought them level with CCS, 1 – 12 apiece.
From there to the end, the sides exchanged points in a nip-and-tuck fashion but at the final whistle it was Borrisoleigh who had the extra point in hand.
Cashel must now beat Kilmallock in the next game in order to qualify for the quarter-finals.
Team: Conor Butler, Shaun Coffey, Andrew Ryan, Brian Hand, Shane Murphy, Simon Delaney, Stephen Griffey, Colm O’Dwyer, Walter O’Carroll, Gearoid Slattery, Kevin O’Donnell, James Cummins, Josh Keane, Paraic O’Donoghue, Eoghan Ryan. Subs used: Padraig O’Carroll, Daniel Bowes, Alan Cummins.
Scorers: Josh Keane 0-10, Paraic O’Donoghue 1 – 1, Eoghan Ryan 0 – 2, Kevin O’Donnell 0 – 1, Gearoid Slattery 0 – 1.
The first year boys soccer team had a great start to their competitive season with a win over Scoil Ruain, Killenaule, in the Munster Cup.
Played in Cashel, two well-taken frees from Rodrigo Concalves in the first ten minutes gave the home side a comfortable lead. James Kirby made it 3 – 0 before Rodrigo completed a hat-trick with a stunning finish from outside the box.
Killenaule battled hard in the second half but couldn’t prevent Ger Cummins from adding a fifth goal for the CCS home side.
Team: Joe Griffey, Seán Batiste, Ger Cummins, Shaun Langley, Daneil Fitzpatrick, James Kirby, Martin Ryan, Rodrigo Concalves, Billy O’Brien, Brendan O’Dwyer, Colm Moloney. Subs used: Scott Scanlon, Ciarán McKenna, Lorcan O’Meara, Cathal Carr.