Comeragh College students take to the stage amid
basketball victories and science trips

Rehearsals are in full swing and excitement is at fever pitch in preparation for “Comeragh’s Got Talent” with performances taking place this Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23 in the CBS Primary School, Carrick-on-Suir at 7.30pm.

Rehearsals are in full swing and excitement is at fever pitch in preparation for “Comeragh’s Got Talent” with performances taking place this Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23 in the CBS Primary School, Carrick-on-Suir at 7.30pm.

There will be celebrity judges and a wide range of variety acts in contention for the talent show title.

Science: While much of school life is classroom based there is nothing like bringing students out of the classroom and into a real learning environment.

This was the case recently when 3rd year science students and 6th year biology and agricultural science students went on trips to Fota Wildlife Park and the Castlecomer Discovery Park.

At Fota, 3rd years carried out their Junior Cert Habitat study using all the equipment they had learned about in class, bringing their learning to life.

Sixth years were fascinated to learn about the history of coalmining in Castlecomer and how mining continued on there up until the 1950s.

They also carried out an indept study of an ecosystem. Both trips played a very important role in showing students the practical basis of their classroom studies.

Basketball: Comeragh College U-16 and U-19 boys basketball teams defeated Colaiste Dun Iacaigh from Cahir in two matches in the league section of the South East Championship on Friday, November 9.

The U-16 boys played very well both in defence and offence. Their team work was excellent with each player putting in a great effort. They won with a score 33 points to 25 points

This was another good win for the team, which has already beaten Mooncoin, St. Ailbes and Tramore.

Meanwhile, the U-19 team of Kieran Lonergan, Jack Doherty, Lee Wall, Tom Walsh, Dale O’Mahony, Scott Bennett, Scott Murphy, Dale Murphy and Colin Loughman defeated their opponents by a single point.

This was a brilliant game and very close throughout. The score at half time was 6 points each.

In the second half, the boys team work was excellent and they kept battling on.

Their defending was very good and they were very quick to get the ball up court.

The full time score was 18 points to 17 points with Comeragh College coming out on top. All the team played great but best on the day were Kieran, Jack and Lee with Kieran the top scorer.

Mountain hike: All 1st years in Comeragh College recently enjoyed the experience of a mountain hike in the Comeragh Mountains. This day was planned as part of the school’s ongoing policy to get students involved in all kinds of outdoor activities and gave the newest members of the school community a chance to bond in a fun and healthy way.

The four hour trek, under the guidance of Michael O’Donoghue, was certainly challenging but the enthusiastic 1st years rose to the occasion and returned to school, exhausted but happy.