Medal recipients at the CBS Celebration dinner
The Mitchelstown C.B.S. Young Social Innovators award winning team were recognised for their achievements by Cork County Mayor, Cllr. John Paul O’Shea, at a reception in County Hall on June 9th. The group of four boys – Richard Maher, David Blackburne, Colin Devaney and Kevin Coleman – together with their mentor, TY co-ordinator Ms. Carmel Ryan and family members joined 5 other winners recognised for their achievements in sporting and cultural activities from across Cork county, at the invitation of Cllr. O’Shea.
For the first time, CBS Mitchelstown were to play in the prestigious O`Callaghan Cup, a competition that brings colleges playing in the Harty cup together with other schools in senior A to make Cork`s premier hurling competition for colleges.
Students who successfully completed the Gaisce Bronze medal challenges were presented with their awards by Elma Walsh, Live Life Foundation, following her inspirational talk with senior students at the CBS on Nov. 26th, on the life and message of her late son Donal R.I.P.
Mitchelstown CBS suffered defeat in the cruellest manner in the Munster Under 16 ½ furling final in Ballincollig on Friday last, November 27th. Looking the better team throughout the game mattered little as a goal by opponents St. Colman’s Midleton in the fifth minute of injury time gave them a most unexpected one point win and left Mitchelstown CBS wondering just how they had lost the game.
For the second successive year, Mitchelstown CBS have qualified for the Under 16 1/2 Munster hurling final. They held their nerve to scrape through a semi-final cliffhanger against Blarney, to claim their place in the final and the opportunity to defend the title won last year.
Members of the school's Junior Debating Club took part in the first of a series of local debates when they visited neighbouring school St. Fanahan's College on Feb. 3rd.