Two Transition Year groups from CCS competed in the annual South Tipperary County Enterprise Board schools competition. Staged at Clonmel Park Hotel, the “Kirky Kardz” company, comprised of Sinead Magner, Roisin Crowe and Orla Slattery displayed their high quality hand-made cards. Their uniqueness and creativity ensured they received much praise from visitors to their stand. On top of that, the judges awarded them the prize for “highly commended.”
James Maxwell, Niall Laffan and Conor Butler were the worker directors of the “Ads’r’us” company. They had been working hard since last November to produce an advertising catalogue featuring local businesses in Cashel and promotion the “shop local” logo. The finished product was an impressive colour catalogue that earned them second prize in the senior category and they also won the prize for the best display in the senior category.
The six students and their teacher, Ms. Gleeson, express their thanks to all the business people who supported them. A particular word of thanks to Liam Ryan and Ann Marie Ryan who gave freely of their time each week to advise and assist the students.
Agri Science Trip: In mid-March, Kildalton College hosted a seminar for Agricultural Science students in the southeast region. Sixty-three CCS students, together with their teachers Mr. Quinn and Mr. O’Meara, attended what turned out to be an exceptionally informative event. Lecturers in the college each provided a specialist display and shared with the groups material very relevant to the Leaving Certificate course. In addition, the Cashel students took the opportunity to chat with experts in each area of their agri study and to acquire material that will assist their examination project work.
Study Skills: All Second Year students took part recently in a study skills seminar. It introduced them to techniques in note taking, listening, memory work, concentration and in the making of study timetables. Students felt that the seminar was most beneficial and will enable them to lay good foundations on which they can build as they progress through school.
Choral Workshop: The renowned conductor of the Irish Youth Choir, Greg Beardsall, visited Cashel Community School two weeks ago to present a workshop for the school choir. It was a fascinating experience for the choir members as he worked them through their repertoire for forthcoming competitions. And he certainly grabbed their attention when producing harmonics using his iPhone and his mouth!
The choir members now look forward to outings to Cork and New Ross choral festivals. First and Second year students will stage a variety show just before Easter. An action-packed month ahead!
Soccer: The Cashel U-14 ½ soccer team made an excellent start to their Southeast Munster Cup campaign with a convincing win over Cahir Community College. The Cashel boys completely dominated the first half. Goals from Sean O’Halloran, Brendan Ryan, David Wade and a brace from captain James Casey saw them take a five nil lead before the break. In the second half, Cahir restored pride by scoring two goals in quick succession. Sean O’Halloran sealed the win for Cashel by adding a sixth goal. This result gives Cashel the positive start they need before their second match which will be against Ballingarry.
Team: Killian Loughman, Cillian O’Meara, James Cummins, Tommy Caulfield, Denis Fogarty, David Wade, Donnacha Quinn, James Casey, Sean O’Halloran, Paraic O’Donoghue, Brendan Ryan. Subs sued: Christopher Hickey, Adam Kennedy, Jonathan Walsh, David Ryan. Scorers: Sean O’Halloran (2), James Casey (2), Brendan Ryan (1), David Wade (1).
Fast On Track: Waterford Raceway Club draws members and hot rod drivers from all over the Southeast of Ireland. Its competitive season runs from January to November. Points are awarded to drivers depending on their finishing places in the races that are run every two to three weeks. So, to score highly, a driver must be consistently very good. Meagan O’Daly, a Third Year student at Cashel C.S. and a member at W.R.C., is a consistently very good driver and she proved this by taking on the adult drivers in 2010 and reaching second place in the overall rankings for the year. This is an extraordinary achievement for a fifteen-year-old.
A native of Cloughaleigh, Golden, Meaghan’s driving coach is her father Michael. He himself has withdrawn from behind the wheel in order to guide her progress and to double up in the vital role of mechanic.