Two pupils from Charleville CBS school community will feature on Ireland AM this Thursday morning at about 7.30am.

The boys, Jude O’Brien and Cian Smith, went through a rigorous interview in school last week in order to get the opportunity to represent the school on national television.

A number of weeks ago a discussion was had on the TV3 morning chat show regarding games that were no longer enjoyed by children today. One such game mentioned was conkers. A teacher in the school, Margaret Geary, had been watching the show on the morning of the discussion.

When she informed the school that morning principal Michael O’ Sullivan decided to email Ireland AM to tell them how popular the game of conkers was in the school playground. An offer was made in the email to send in some photographs of the boys playing the game.

The school were surprised to receive a reply requesting that two pupils from the school go to the studios in Dublin and take on Alan Hughes live on the show on Thursday, October 30th.

When this was announced in the school there was great excitement. After sending out permission slips to parents, the school were amazed to receive 18 completed slips from parents. This was a wonderful response by the parents of the school, who were willing to travel to Dublin for the event.

Next came the difficult part. Mr. O’ Sullivan along with SNA Mary Liz Morrissey carried out the difficult task of interviewing the 18 boys in order to pick out our two candidates.

Jude O’Brien and Cian Smith were to be the two lucky boys. Both boys are from Mr. Neenan’s fifth class. The two friends were delighted to be picked.

A further request came from TV3 requiring us to put a short video together of the game of conkers in action in the playground. This was filmed and submitted in the last week, so some of the disappointed pupils may still get their claim to fame on TV3.

Quiz Success:

On another note we would like to congratulate the quiz team who represented our school at the recent Table Quiz in Shanbally-more in aid of the Community Development Association. One of the teams came fourth in the competition which was a great result for the boys. Quiz practice now takes places every Thursday before school and is very well attended by the pupils.

Football Final

Well done also to the football team who reached the North Cork Final recently, having beaten St. Pat’s of Mallow and Glantane N.S. However, Mitchelstown CBS were to be victorious in the final. Well done to all the players and a special word of thanks to trainer Mark Kavanagh and teachers Mairead Sheedy, Br. Ryan and Tom Neenan.

C103fm Visit Charleville CBS

Charleville CBS were delighted to welcome C103FM to the school last Friday. The school had a special chant prepared for them in preparation for the County Final which was played last weekend between Charleville and Fermoy. The pupils were dressed in fancy dress for Halloween but nonetheless they were all armed with flags and novelty hats.