The victorious Dean Ryan U17 panel celebrate after their historic Munster Final win.

News from St Joseph’s CBS, Nenagh

Historic Win in Dean Ryan Cup Hurling Championship 2023

Friday, November 10, was a momentous and historic day for the school as St Joseph’s CBS won their first ever Dean Ryan U17 Munster Final. The CBS overcame an incredibly strong challenge from St Flannan's College in Ennis in a nail-biting and exhilarating match; finally winning on a scoreline of 2-15 to 0-18.

A strong breeze meant that the Clare team were ahead at half time by 0-12 to 1-04. In the second half, however Nenagh CBS dug deep and an Eoin Doughan goal in the 37th minute brought the CBS back into the game.

The last quarter of the game saw the CBS come into their stride and they never looked back. Three points from Eoin Doughan and one from Eoin Grace in the 56th minute levelled the match.

Points in the closing minutes of the match from Eoin Doughan, Patrick Hackett and Austin Duff ensured the historic win. Captain Cormac Hoolan received the Dean Ryan cup to great cheer and celebrations.

Though many students were in attendance to celebrate, other students were able to watch the match.

A huge congratulations to our resilient and determined hurling panel who never gave up. Well done, boys; we are immensely proud of each of you. Thanks to all those who have worked with the boys over the past number of years to develop their skills both in school and their clubs.

TY trip to Killary

This week the students from Transition Year went on a trip to the Killary Adventure Centre in County Galway, leaving Nenagh just after 9am on Monday, November 6.

After a three-hour bus ride and a quick stop-off at Loughrea, we finally arrived. Upon arrival we were greeted in the dining room and were given our room numbers and groups for activities before setting off for our first activities.

Activities included: Bog Running, Gorge Walking and Raft Building.

The Bog Run was the highlight of the activities; we all enjoyed running through the muck and sliding through holes. It took time, strength, and a bit of teamwork to get all the way through the bog.

The dorm rooms had everything we needed; they included three bunk beds, a bench, coat hanger, shelf, and thermostat.

There was also a bathroom containing a toilet, shower, sink and a rack of six shelves for each occupant.

The bus ride home was a long one, again three hours long with another stop in Loughrea. At 5pm a tired cohort arrived back at Nenagh and our adventure was over.

- This account was written by two Transition Year students.

U19 Success in Basketball

Our U19 Basketball team had a brilliant win on Friday against Salesian Secondary College, Pallaskenry with a score line of 56-32. They are now through to the U19B South West Semi-Final.

Well done to the boys involved and well done too to mentors Mr Ruadhán Lawlor and Ms Nicole Roche.