(From report by Lorcan Finn)

Second year Woodwork students at Mitchelstown CBS recently visited Glennon Brothers saw mill in Fermoy as part of their course work. Glennons are the top saw mill in Ireland and continental Europe, and their mill is designed on the format of another mill in South America. Glennon Brothers produce products such as dried kiln and wood for building supplies. They also have 7 truckloads of sawdust and wood chippings leave the mill every day.

On Oct. 23rd Mitchelstown CBS under 14 hurlers took on Blarney in their first league game. It was a great afternoon for hurling and the players were warmed up and ready to hurl. They started off very well with scores from Mark Keane, Cathal Harrington and Tomas Vaughan. Blarney recovered well and for the first 20 minutes the teams were evenly matched. Goals from Mark Keane (2) and Cathal Harrington, and back to back points from Paddy Piggott and Dylan McSweeney saw Mitchelstown take control and pull away from their opponents. An excellent goal from Tomas Vaughan towards the end of the first half left Mitchelstown CBS leading 4-07 to 1-06.

By Richard Maher

'A superb educational adaptation of one of Shakespeare's most enduring classics'

On Tuesday the twelfth of November, I, along with my classmates, got the opportunity to see an educational adaptation of Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice' in the Everyman Theatre, which is, of course, the play that we in the C.B.S Mitchelstown are studying for our Junior Cert. This adaptation, however, was Shakespeare with a difference as the play itself was frequently stopped to interact with  the audience and ask questions about characters, themes, relationships and much more! Our very own Patrick Griffin was plucked from the assemblage to play the golden casket, a part he handled with aplomb, showing great confidence and self assurance...he even did an entertaining little dance for us while on stage

A gallant Mitchelstown CBS team came up short by the narrowest of margins against Carrigaline Community School in the Munster Under 15C football final, played in Mallow on Dec. 20th last. Having fought both the atrocious weather elements and a six-point deficit to level the match with full time approaching, the CBS boys suffered the heartbreak of seeing their opponents grab the last and winning score as the match entered injury time.

On Friday the 29th of November, the C.B.S U15 footballers travelled to Hospital Co. Limerick to play in the Munster semi-final versus Ennis. Knowing this was going to be the toughest match to date, the tension was palpable in the dressing room beforehand.

On Wednesday last Mitchelstown CBS senior hurlers headed to Rathcormac to face North Mon in the county quarter finals.

The wet day was far from ideal but Mitchelstown played well right from the off, having learned from their poor start the previous day. Quick scores from John O’Sullivan, Philip English and Jack Blackburne saw Mitchelstown take an early lead. A goal from Philip English pushed them further in front, while resilient defending by the backs meant North Mon could not make a breakthrough. Three successive goals from Joseph O’Sullivan put the CBS out of sight, and they lead by 4-08 to 0-01 at half time.

CBS Secondary school’s debating team has been very busy over the past number of weeks preparing for the annual Concern Debating Competition.  On Thursday November 14th, CBS faced Davis College Mallow in the first round which was held in Mallow.  The CBS team members were Fergal O’Baoill, Michael Lewis, Conor Quane and Fergal Fouhy. The motion being debated was ‘Young people in Ireland are building a better world’ and CBS were in opposition.