Well done to our under 16.5 football team who have progressed to a Munster Semi Final after a hard fought victory over North Monastery of Cork.
In what was the brightest day of the year CTI got off to a blistering start with a well worked goal from Ben Smith and followed up by a point from centre back Sean Boyce. North Monastery fought back after the tough start to level the game scoring 1-01 without reply.
CTI were playing against the wind in the first half but they worked the ball up the field on numerous occasions which resulted in some profits in the form a brace of goals from Michael O Sullivan. Just before half time North Mon rallied and came back scoring 1-02 without reply.
Going into the second half CTI knew that they couldn’t afford to get complacent as they were up against a good Cork footballing side, within two minutes of the restart Ben O’Connell carried the ball from midfield to score a wonderful goal. With this North Monastery rallied and scored 5 points with out reply, there were a couple of moments of panic but goal keeper Conor Grant and full back Sam McGowran were ever secure under pressure. In the finish CTI went on to tag on another couple of points to win by 5 points. This was a great game of football in what were great conditions for the game. Great performances all round from CTI who battled to the end.
Due to the bad weather there is a back log of games, with this CTI will have to wait until after the Easter break to find out who their opposition are.
Conor Grant, Cian Dunphy, Sam McGowran, Sean Kenny, Luke Cashman, Sean Boyce, Niall Walsh, Sean Walsh, Danny Dunne, Ben Smith, Ben O’Connell, Michael O’Sullivan, Oisin Power, David Cagney, Keenan Curtin.
Conditions were perfect today for our second year students who went on adventure walk out to Kilsheelan. This adventure walk is part of the new PE curriculum and ties in with the school well-being programme. Over all they walked 8.4 km in a looped walk which totaled close to 13000 steps! A great change from the regular classroom activities.
A special mention has to be made to our girls basketball team who played a game in the afternoon after completing the walk!
This week is Engineering Week in the school. To celebrate this, there are a number of guest speakers scheduled for Gaelcholáiste Chéitinn and Coláiste Cluain Meala . The first visit of the week was from Medical Equipment Manufacturer – Abbott. STEN subjects play a large role in the education of our pupils in both schools and the aim of this week is to highlight to students their importance in the working world.
Guest speakers Linda Corbett and Carmel Dunlea from Abbott Clonmel talking to GCC Senior Students on what it is like to be an engineer with Abbott and the career paths they took to become engineers. They showed students a stent and how it worked along with a vessel closure device. These devices are used world wide and made here in Clonmel!
Linda Corbett shows CCM students a stent after giving a talk to them about being an engineer and her career path into engineering and working with Abbott. Some 5th year students get a closer look at a vessel closure device.
We would like to thank Abbott for taking time out of their busy schedule and talking to our students today.
Well done to our under 16.5 footballers who had a great win today over Ennis CC. in UL. The game was played on the UL 4G so soft ground was not an issue. After a slow start to the game CTI got back into the game with a well scored goal from Michéal. The went into the break two pints up but pushed on in the second half to record a comfortable victory. The lads move on from this game to play in a Muster Quarter final vs North Mon from Cork in two weeks time.
Today we had a visit from Catherine who works with Focus Ireland. Catherine gave an informative talk on the homeless issue across Ireland and also here in Clonmel to students from 1st to 3rd year. She gave an insight into the different types of homelessness and of the work that Focus Ireland do to help people to get back on their feet. This was a very educational visit that enhanced our awareness to the issue.
CTI Basketball 1 year
Vs Waterpark College
CTI started very well with number of layup scores however Waterpark College rallied to score two baskets. CTI recovered well and went on to win the game with a score line of 19-10.
Vs Comeragh College
The CTI first year team are now reaping the fruits of their labour’s. They have been putting in great efforts in training and this was apparent in the display against Comeragh College. CTI retained possession very well and Dylan Ó Fathaigh paired up very well with Riain Ó hUallacháin to get a number of great scores. John Molloy and Dylan Ó Fathaigh also displayed great resilience in defence.
The game ended in a score line of 24-08 to CTI.
CTI Basketball 2 year
Vs Waterpark College
CTI were by far the stronger team in both attack and defence. Registering early scores and at no point did they look like they were tiring. The battle ended in a CTI victory of 35-15
Vs Comeragh College
The CTI second year team played Comeragh College in an encounter that was played with what can only be described as full intensity by both teams. Comeragh College were on team fouls in the first quarter and CTI registered a number of early scores. CTI held onto the lead throughout the game to finish 54-18.