On the morning of the 27th of September, The Carmelite Lourdes Group left Mitchelstown. There were about 40 pilgrims, 9 of which were youth volunteers from the CBS. None of us youths had been to Lourdes before. We were aware that our job involved pushing wheelchairs, but beyond that we didn’t really know what to expect!

The new CBS school jerseys were work with pride for the first time by the Under-14 football team in their first match. For the majority of the team it was their first time to represent the CBS Secondary school, and they began well with a comprehensive win over Boherbue in the Cork County U-14 competition.

CBS Concern debating team faced their second challenge in this year's competition when they travelled to Mallow on Monday December 8th to face St. Mary's.

The Under 14 footballers have qualified for the quarter finals in the Cork county championship, in spite of the loss in their final pool game against Patrician Academy Mallow.  

The senior inter-county players may be the focus of attention as the GAA competitions enter their final phases, but the under-age players and stars of the future have also had a busy summer on representative sides. Twelve students from Mitchelstown CBS donned their county jerseys in age grades from U-14 to U-17, in hurling and in football, for Cork, Tipperary and Limerick. It is a great honour for any player to represent his county, and a wonderful experience gained. Two players had the added honour of captaining their teams to capture silverware – Kildorrery’s James Keating (Cork Under 15 Hurling) and Ballygiblin’s Mark Keane (Cork Under 14 hurling). The school joins with their clubs in congratulating all twelve players on their achievements.   

The excellent academic standards of the class of 2014 in Mitchelstown CBS were recognised in the release of the Feeder School tables in the national media this week.  Mitchelstown CBS sits second in the list of 84 non-fee paying schools in Cork city and county.

Mitchelstown CBS progressed to the Munster quarter- final of the Under 16 ½ hurling championship following their win over Scariff on Wednesday last on a scoreline of 3-15 to 1-07.

For much of the game, played in wet and windy conditions in Hospital, the contest was far more even than the final score would suggest. The two sides exchanged points before the first significant score of the day – a Mark Keane goal. Scariff stuck doggedly to their task. A second goal from Mark Keane at full forward was followed shortly after by a goal from Scariff from a 21 yard free. Mitchelstown responded well to this set-back and were much more efficient in taking their scores. The strong half-back line of Jack Coughlan, James Keating and Lorcan Finn drove them on, and they led 2-06 to 1-04 at half time.