The Preparatory School pupils (apart from Junior and Senior Infants) and all the Secondary School pupils, attended a special Mass for the late Brother Reynolds this morning in St Mary’s, Popes Quay. It coincided with his funeral Mass in Dublin. Many parents, past pupils and others associated with ‘Christians’ also came along so that the large church was full to capacity.
As a mark of respect to the late Brother Laurence Reynolds, former Principal of Christian Brothers College, CBC pupils and staff will attend a special Mass in St Mary’s, Popes Quay, at 12.00 noon on Friday 26 February, the day of his funeral in Dublin, after which the College will close for the remainder of the day.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
Br L.P. Reynolds studied in Marino College of Education, at UCC and UCD. He took his Masters degree at Boston College. He first came to CBC in 1962 and also spent periods of his professional career in O’Connell School, North Monastery, CBC Monkstown, Mount Sion and Ard Scoil Ris where he was Principal and the driving force behind the building of the new school. As a teacher in CBC, nothing was impossible to Br Renolds. He trained the school choir, produced an opera, coached rugby teams and at the same time followed a heavy schedule of work in the school. He was Principal of Christian Brothers College from 1984-1994. He assumed responsibility for the building of the new Secondary College and Preparatory School. Any pupil who would like to see Br Reynold’s achievements need but look round him.
Plans are well advanced for a CBC Preparatory School rugby camp to be held during the second week of the Easter Holidays: Tuesday 6 April to Friday 9 April. The camp is open to Preparatory School boys from First to Sixth Class. They may also invite their friends from other schools, numbers permitting. To download the brochure for this event click the following: Rugby Camp Brochure
On Monday, Fourth Class took part in an indoor hurling competition. After a great sporting day, the team reached the final, but were defeated by a strong Beaumont side. Well done to all!
On Tuesday, Sister Nuala, a missionary Nun, called to the school and gave a talk about the Third World and how conditions there impact on children. Fourth and Fifth Classes came together to listen to her presentation.
On Wednesday, it was the turn of Rang a Trí to take part in a hurling event. They reached the finals of the Third Class indoor hurling competition. It was a great achievement by all as it ws the first time that the class experienced this game.
Some Pictures from the Week
Congratulations to Second Class pupil Odhran Williamson who won first prize in the boys’ under-9 singing competition.
CBC v Bandon, Saturday 6 February
CBC v Dunmanway, Saturday 30 January
- 3rd Class: CBC 60; Dunmanway: 5
- Try scorers: Eoghan Fisher (2), Richard McGinley, Reece Mintern (3), Peter Lucey, Jacob Coughlan Farrell
- 4th Class: CBC 10; Dunmanway 5
- Try Scorers: Séan Lynch, Tom McManus
- 5th Class: CBC 10; Dunmanway: 5
- Try scorer: Tommy Hyde (2)
- 6th Class: CBC 55; Dunmanway 10
- Try Scorers: Stephen O’Driscoll (2), Tom McKenzie (3), Ciaran McHugh , Robbie O’Flynn (2), Alex McHenry, Tristan Gifford