News – Jan 17 2020

Senior Hurling Quarter Final
On Wednesday 8th January our Senior Hurling team played Doon in the Munster Quarter final. They put up a great display on the day and were unlucky to be beaten in extra time. It was a wonderful team performance and certainly augers well for the future. They trained over the Christmas break and this showed their level of commitment and dedication. Well done to the Panel and Management for all their efforts. We are very proud of you all.

Boys Badminton
On the 9th January Colaiste Phobal competed in a badminton tournament in Our Ladies Secondary School, Templemore. The first to play were the U19’s, Joe Teehan, James Treacy, Aaron Delahunty and John Delaney won the first round without losing a single game. Next up, they played Thurles putting up a great fight but sadly were knocked out. Next to play were the U16’s which is made up of two teams the first to play were Scott Kelly, Jake McLoughlin, Mason McCusker and Conall Dooley who gave it their all and came out on top winning a plaque for our school. The next U16 team to play was Kian Tynan, Ben Lynch, Cormac Murray and Lorcan O’Donnell who were unfortunately defeated. Overall the day went very well and we are lucky enough to be able to compete in the next upcoming badminton event in UL.

Girls Badminton

On Wednesday 15th January, the under 14 and under 16 girls Badminton teams travelled to Templemore to take part in the Tipperary Badminton competition. The under 16 girls won their competition and will now represent Tipperary in the upcoming Munster competition. The under 14 girls were runners up in their competition. Congratulations to all the girls.

Resilience Training

On Monday 6th January second year students had their Resilience Academy. This continues on Mondays. This is very beneficial for all the students involved.

Hope Week

From Monday 13th January we had our annual Hope Week. Monday began with Resilience Training for Classes Lough Conn, Lough Derg, Lough Allen and Lough Neagh. On Tuesday 14th we were delighted to have Olympic Boxer Kenneth Egan talk to students and give his life experiences. This was very worthwhile for everyone and a great life lesson for all to take away.

Hope Week is a very special week in the life of the school as it is our annual HOPE week

On Wednesday evening we had our well-being walk after school. This was well attended and enjoyed by all. On Thursday afternoon after school there was a mindfulness session for all in the School Oratory. Thanks to Siobhan Connolly-Hogan for facilitating this.

On Friday 17th all students in the school received free hot chocolate and free cookies in the Canteen at break-time. They then welcomed the All Ireland Cups to the school and got to meet a few star guests. We were delighted to have Jason Forde from the Tipperary Senior hurling panel and past pupil Joe Fogarty from the Tipperary Under 20 panel. It was a non-uniform day and all students wore their county colours with pride!!

Other events throughout the week included ‘fun sessions’ in all PE classes, music at break and lunchtime in the Junior social area each day including ‘Dreoilin’, EQ strength and conditioning spoke to all 6th years and Bake sale in aid of Pieta House,



Well done to 3rd year student Kelsey Wing who was recently signed by Peamount United for their under 16 team. This is a great achievement and we wish her well with her matches and training every Monday and Wednesday.

Senior Football

Hard luck to the Senior football team who lost to Rathkeale in the last 16 of Munster following a spirited performance. Thanks to all players and management for their efforts and commitment.


Junior Girls Soccer

Our Junior Girls Soccer team were out last Friday against Clara in Athlone Town Stadium. The girls had a good 3-2 win with Kelsey Wing, Ella Carey and Ceola Bergin scoring the goals. The girls played very well with the wet and windy conditions. Our woman of the match was by far Jessica Kelly.