School’s gala fashion show will have 20 shops on the catwalk

Gala Fashion Show

Gala Fashion Show

The annual Gala Fashion Show in aid of the Community School’s Niall Mellon building blitz team 2012 will take place in the school hall on Friday, May 11, at 8.00 – 10.00pm. An added attraction this year will be the “Shopping Experience”, with 20 shops and stalls offering a wide range of fancy goods such as jewellery, bags, clothes, gifts, sweets, cards (homemade), fine foods, and delicacies. Shops and stalls will be open 6.45 – 8.00pm, while patrons enjoy their wine and soft drinks.

Fashion shops displaying their latest wears include, from Cashel – O’Dwyer’s Kids, O’Dwyer’s Drapery, The Kilkenny Shop, Golden Threads, Fashion Express, Uptown Girl, Daverns, Koko, Tesco; Thurles – Stakelum’s Menswear, Bourne, Tipperary GAA Shop, Imps & Elves; Clonmel – Pamela Scott.

As the annual fashion show is the main fundraiser for the school’s involvement in the Niall Mellon Trust charity work, all support will be most welcome.

The CCS fashion show is renowned for its unique blend of fashion and fun, style and community buzz. Be part of it. Tickets can be booked at the school, 062-61167.

Transition Year

The Transition Years travelled to Dublin recently to visit the National Rehabilitation Hospital (N.R.H.) in Dun Laoghaire and Croke Park. On arrival at the N.R.H., the 65 students and three staff members were brought to the Day Room and addressed by Dr. Áine Carroll, a consultant at the hospital, and by Ms. Eilish Macklin, director of nursing.

The presentations were hard hitting but were also informative and interesting.

On the day, two members of the senior student council, Jean Walsh and Colm O’Dwyer, presented a cheque for almost €2,500 to Mr. David Plunkett, director of fundraising at N.R.H. This money was raised by the student council from their very successful version of the popular t.v. programme “Take Me Out”, staged before a packed school hall some weeks earlier.

The CCS contingent then crossed the Liffey to visit Croke Park. Here they explored the well-stocked museum and were taken behind the scenes as they viewed the state-of-the-art dressing rooms, and set foot too in the media centre.

Last week the T.Y. cohort spent two days in the Burren in out-door-pursuits activity centre in County Clare. Here, the name of the game was meeting new challenges and conquering fears – all done within strict safety boundaries. To their credit all the students entered wholeheartedly into the spirit of the adventures and supported one another in tackling any and all obstacles.

A word of appreciation to the teachers who organised the trip and accompanied the students - Mr. John Ed O’Connor, Ms. Marie White and Mr. Brendan Ryan. Tired students and teachers slept soundly in their home beds on Wednesday night!

Junior Soccer

Cashel C.S. junior soccer team overcame Rockwell College in the South East Cup last week, on a 3-0 scoreline. In the opening moments Brendan Ryan was fouled, Seanie O’Halloran took the free kick and T.J. Corbett got on the end of it and put Cashel ahead. Soon after, Seanie netted his side’s second goal. Rockwell threatened the Cashel goal for long periods but could not get through the strong defence. Ten minutes before half-time, T.J. Corbett scored the third goal for CCS.

In the second half both teams had their times of dominance but no further scores came.

Team: Killian Loughman, Elliott Thompson, Killlian O’Meara, James Cummins, Denis Fogarty, Brendan Ryan, James Casey, Donnacha Quinn, T.J. Corbett, David Wade, Seanie O’Halloran. Subs used: Paraic O’Donoghue, Christopher Hickey, Johnny Walsh, Nicholaus Ryan, Karl Moloney.

Scorers : T.J. Corbett 2, Seanie O’Halloran 1.