Today was another great occasion in the school calendar.
We had our sports day and the entire school took part.
There was athletics, hurling and football skills, as well as golf skills.
There were some serious , (and some not so serious!!) efforts at the long jump.
In summary it is a great day for everyone, whether taking sport seriously or not.
One special moment - the annual Eoin Deasy Perpetual Trophy for Athlete of the Year went to James MIntern and was thoroughly deserved.
Congratulations to James and he joins some illustrious company.
A great day again and well done particularly to the First Year students.
They really enjoyed themselves.
(Here we see Andrew MaGowen trying is hand at the Hurling Challenge.)
We highlighted the 1968 Harty Cup winners yesterday and today we congratulate the Under 14 hurlers who got the year off to a flyer with a win against Ballincollig Community School in Ballicollig with a scoreline of 5-15 to 2-6.
The past is glorious and the future is bright!!
Here we see Ruairi Hogan challenging for possession in the heat of battle.
Well done to trainer, Mr Jamie O Broin and all involved today.
We have a quite remarkable film to share here.
This is a video of our Harty Cup win in 1968 and we hope it will bring back great memories for everyone involved.
It was great occasion for the school and real history in the making.
The game was played in Buttevant against Limerick CBS who were going for 5-in-a-row. (a remarkable record itself)
The Harty Cup Final finished Coláiste Chríost Rí 5-9 , Limerick CBS 5-4.
In fact that year Chríost Rí won both hurling (Harty Cup) and football (Corn Uí Mhuirí ) Munster titles.
The teams went on to reach both All-Ireland Colleges Finals, winning the Hogan Cup in Football, beating Belcamp OMI in Croke Park with a scoreline of 3-11 to 1-10.
We lost the All-Ireland Colleges Hurling Final , the Dr Croke Cup, to St Peters College , Wexford following a replay by 5-10 to 4-5
So, all in all , a truly memorable year, the fiftieth anniversary of which, we celebrate in 2018
See if you can spot the Chríost Rí goalkeeper - one Jimmy Cremin , who went on to teach in the school for up to forty years and who continues to serve our students at every opportunity.
A great day in Buttevant and great memories of almost fifty years ago!!
We have established a tradition in the school in the past few years.... to travel to the National Ploughing Championships.
The first group went in 2015 and again this year some of the Transition Year students went along.
They even met a few famous faces on the day as the video proves.
Another great occasion. Well done to all!!