Update from Cashel Community School

Retreat Days

Retreat Days

The First Years have participated in retreat days during last week and this week. Once again the management and staff at Brú Ború has put their excellent facilities at the service of these retreat days – a hospitality that is warmly appreciated. The students entered wholeheartedly into the retreat programme which they greatly enjoyed and they will continue to draw on the experience during the coming months. The retreats were conducted by school chaplain Fr. Bernie Moloney and the R.E. teachers – Ms. Ryan, Ms. O’Connor, Ms. Carey, Ms. Gibson, Ms. Byrne and Ms. White.

Enrolment Deadline

Parents/guardians wishing to enrol First Year students for the school year 2013/14 are reminded that applications should arrive at the school no later than this coming Friday, 8th February.

Girls Basketball

The First Year girls travelled to Rockwell College last Friday to play their first league match. Cashel started the first quarter with Aoife Kavanagh, Sophie Bourke, Clodagh Baskin, Dearbhla Minogue and Megan White on court. Aoife got things going for CCS with two superb baskets. Rockwell, however, responded by notching three. Thanks to a late basket from Eimear Allison the first half ended all square, six point each.

Rockwell began the second half brightly, scoring two baskets but the Cashel girls really got going in the fourth quarter and scored four baskets – two from Sarah Hickey, who played exceptionally well throughout the game – while Jessica Furlong and Ciara Moloney scored one apiece. The game ended with CCS four points to the good : 14 to 10. The girls were delighted to win their first match.

Team: Kate O’Donnell, Clodagh Baskin, Megan White, Sophie Bourke, Jessica Furlong, Leah Ryan, Stephanie Ryan, Aoife Kavanagh, Sarah Hickey, Dearbhla Minogue, Eimear Allison, Amé Bourke, Lorna Hoare.

The Second Year girls played Rockwell College at the same venue on the same day. They arrived at Rockwell with high hopes. However, a very slow start did not help the chances of the Cashel side and they were fourteen points in arrears at the mid-way point. Their enthusiasm was kindled during the interval and they emerged onto the court a different side in mind and outlook. Cashel went on to secure six baskets from play and added further points from Katie Rafferty’s free-throws. Of course, Rockwell were not idle either and defended a steadily diminishing lead. At the end, the host school secured a one-point victory thanks to a basket scored in the last ten seconds. Major credit goes to the CCS girls for playing their hearts out in the third and fourth quarters. Kinder results will come.

Team: Jessica Kelleher, Rachel O’Keeffe, Lorna McGeer, Niamh Coffey, Hannah McSweeney, Aoife Gahan, Katie Rafferty, Orla O’Dwyer, Shannon Flanagan, Rose Murray, Roisín Maher, Sheila Nagle.