November 21, 2011


Ruth Atkins, Laura Connolly and Jane O’ Quigley travelled to the Cistercian College, Roscrea last week to participate in the first round of the Gael Linn Debating competition. Four teams, Cistercian, Roscrea, Scoil Iosagáin, Portlaoise, CBS Callan and the Ursuline team debated issues around the Presidency. The motion:       “Tá ról rithábhachtach ag Uachtarán na h-Eireann”      was robustly argued with two teams proposing and two teams opposing. The result gave a passage to the next round to the Ursuline (proposing) and CBS (opposing).


The Concern Debating team is putting the final touches to its motion for the second debate in the Concern series against Thurles CBS. The motion for debate is       “That Irish Youth is doing its fair share to end poverty and hunger in the developing world”

The team is opposing the motion and a keen and passionate debate is anticipated!


Two Transition Year students, Annie Blake and Mairead Blake, won the overall prize at a Games Design Workshop which was conducted in LIT Thurles. They won an Xbox 360 for the Art work they had designed and used in the Games Design Workshop.


In its first official performance of the year, the Chamber Choir travelled to Brú Brú, Cashel last Saturday night to take part in a concert which was part of the Cashel Arts Fest festival. The Choir performed three pieces: “Maria Matrem”, “Chilli Con Carne” and “Heart, we will forget him”. Also participating was Cashel Community School Choir, a Barber Shop Quartet “Four in a Bar” and a ladies choir from Cork.


It has been a busy week for the sporting teams particularly the hockey team as fixtures mount for the thirteen competitive teams in Munster League and Cup competitions. Senior C played out a 1-1 draw against laurel Hill, Coláiste and Junior B1 had a 3-0 win and First Year (East) had a 4 -0 win over the same opposition. Later in the week, First Year (South) was in action against laurel Hill, Coláiste and they secured a 2-0 win and the Second Year B1 had a 4 – 0 win also.

The Senior Camogie team was defeated by Borrisokane in the Championship.

Written By Nora Tuohy

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