Albert Einstein once said that, ‘imagination is more important than knowledge.’ This statement certainly was the essence of this year’s North Cork Enterprise ‘Business Pitch’ competition in which two of our second year students partook last February.

Our two students, Shane Connolly and Richie Maher worked very hard, during their own time, developing their ideas and creating prototypes of their products. After a viewing of all the entries by the competition judges, both students proved to be very successful, placed 2nd and 3rd respectively, out of over 70 entries.

On Wednesday the 7th May 2014 the annual Pfizer Chemistry Quiz was held in the Pfizer Sports and Social club, Ringaskiddy, Co.Cork. CBS Secondary School sent a team of 4 boys – Thomas Willers, Shane Frewen, Fergal O Baoill and Fergal Fouhy - to compete.

The achievements of many of the sports stars at Mitchelstown CBS were recognised at the sports awards ceremony in the school on Thursday last. Awards were presented to team and individual winners in an event sponsored by Mitchelstown Credit Union. School Principal Dr. John Desmond lauded the efforts of all involved in sport in the school, complimenting the students and their teachers for their dedication and for their successes. Credit Union manager Mr. Dermot Long and secretary Mr. Conor O’Brien represented the sponsors, and Conor O’Brien reminded all of the importance of team work in all areas of work and life. M.C. Mr. Willie Duggan commended the efforts of individual and team winners alike. The huge achievement of the Under 16 players in winning the county titles for both hurling and football were recognised, with the skills and abilities of each individual lauded by Mr. Duggan, and medals presented by CBS teacher and Cork hurling All-Star Mr. Anthony Nash.

Having won the County Under 16 hurling title in the most dramatic of circumstances before Easter, Mitchelstown CBS Under 16 footballers hoped to complete the double when they faced Coláiste an Phiarsaigh of Glanmire in the County final at sunny Rathcormac on Wednesday last, May 14th. With the pitch in fine condition, the Glanmire side started well. Mitchelstown CBS responded well, defending strongly against the pacy Glanmire forwards. Scramble defence led to ‘Town clearing the ball up the field and Sean Walsh kicked the opening score, a fine point.