- From all the team, we would like to wish you a
- Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
This is our last posting of the year and we would like to thank everyone who has read our blog up to now.We would also like to say best of luck to all TY’s with their work experience and we hope they all enjoy it. We hope you will join us in 2018,to see what we are getting up to in the new year.
Last Monday, the 4th December, the TY choir visited Troy’s Court to sing for the residents. They sang Christmas and traditional Irish songs. Colm Dunne played his flute and Matthew Moore played his badhran. Kehlan O’Mahony sang a solo of Wild Rover. The residents thoroughly enjoyed the performance and the choir enjoyed themselves immensely.
Wednesday 29th December celebrates the launch of Colm Dunnes’ and Conor McCarthy’s new book: Kat Food. It’s a recipe book of the Kilkenny hurlers and some GAA stars from other counties. It also features hurling greats, such as Brian Cody, Joe Canning and Aogán Ó Fearghaíl, the president of the GAA. It also has our very own Mr Ruth, Ms Kavanagh, Mr. Leahy, Ms.Kinsella and Mr Carroll.
We wish Colm and Conor the best of luck with their launch tonight.
The book can be purchased for €10. Be sure to get yours as a stocking filler this Christmas.
Thursday 23rd November: Careers Night
TY, 5th and 6th years have an amazing opportunity to network with leaders in their careers to gain valauble guidance for the future. There will be reprenstatives from more than 75 careers.
A huge thanks to the Parents Council for organising this great event.
6th years: 6.30pm
5th years: 7.15pm
TY students: 8pm
Friday 24th November: TY History Trip
This Friday TY students will be heading to Glasnevin Cemetery and then onto Croke Park.
Monday 27th November: Irish Orals
TY Irish Orals will take place on Monday. Please see schedule in previous post.
Monday 27th November - Friday 1st December: Christmas Tests
Christmas tests will take place in class time for TY students.
All TY 1 + 2 will do their Aptitude Tests all day next Wednesday.
All TY, 6th and 6th year students will be attending a careers exhibition in the gym starting at 6.15pm.
The part 2 or the drumming workshop will take place on 21st November in the music room. All the TY groups enjoyed the workshop so much the last time that Thomas Duffy was called back in to do another one. This will be a team building exercise used to strengthen the connection within the TY classes. The class will be split into three different parts, each playing a different type of drum. Each group will have a different role and alternative beat to learn. Once the beat was learned, all the groups joined together to make what turned out to be a very smooth rhythm.
We were given the background of Afro-Brazilian drumming and carnivals. And we each got the chance to play different kinds of drums.
At the end of the year 20-25 students will participate in a TY drumming orchestra on the night of the Awards Ceremony.
We would like to thank Thomas Duffy for coming in and introducing us to Brazilian drums. All students enjoyed this experience immensely.
Period 1-2 TY4
Period 3-4 TY3
Period 5-6 TY2
Period 8-9 TY1
Name: Tomas Dunne
What club do you play for?
Who’s your idol?
Who’s your favourite hurler to hurl with from CBS?
How do you feel the junior hurling team is after coming on since the start of the year?
At the start of the year when the lads all first met up and had their first training session together, they weren't hurling too well together as they hadn't played together yet. There was lots of room for improvement. Within weeks of training, the team started to gel. The team was a much stronger unit.
Do you have any advice to give to the younger lads coming up?
I can recognise the talent coming up from the years below from their matches and successes. Fortunately, there's a continuity of skill in CBS. My advice to the lads is to get great encouragement and coaching from teachers. Train hard in school and with your clubs, listen to all the teachers and coaches, it’ll all pay off.