TV Star Visits Prep School

Rachel Sarah Murphy, who plays Jo Fahey in the RTE soap Fair City, visited CBC today.  Her company, the Irish Film Academy, recently sponsored the touring jersey which the Sixth Class boys wore on their tour to Bath.  Rachel Sarah called in on the Sixth Class boys as she was told that they had a particular interest in drama.  She spent an hour in the Library with them, explaining various acting techniques and getting the boys involved in acting out short scenes.  She took a break to pick out the winning ticket for the Easter Egg draw.  The Preparatory School are very grateful to Rachel Sarah for calling in and also for her sponsorship of the Bath Tour.

Rachel Sarah Murphy in the Library with Sixth Class

Rachel Sarah Murphy in the Library with Sixth Class

The pupils wait anxiously for Rachel Sarah to pick the winning ticket in the Easter Egg draw

The pupils wait anxiously for Rachel Sarah to pick the winning ticket in the Easter Egg draw

Rachel Sarah presents the Easter Egg to the lucky winner

Rachel Sarah presents the Easter Egg to the lucky winner

Bath Tour 2011

Sixth Class arrived back in Cork last night after a hectic weekend in Bath.  They played seven rugby matches over the three days at three different venues.  They also spent some time  sight seeing, culminating with a guided tour of the famous Roman Baths.  The touring team also found time for bowling, quasar and a visit to the cinema.

The Preparatory School touring group prior to their departure from Cork Airport last Friday

The Preparatory School touring group prior to their departure from Cork Airport last Friday

The team prepares to take to the field

The team prepares to take to the field

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The team is clapped by the opposition at the end of the match

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Group photo in the Roman Baths

Group photo in the Roman Baths

Interior of Roman Baths

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Balcony overlooking Roman Baths

Balcony overlooking Roman Baths

Looking down on main pool in the Roman Baths

Looking down on main pool in the Roman Baths

The boys relax after their final match of the tour

The boys relax after their final match of the tour

Annual Tour to Bath

Tomorrow morning, Sixth Class will assemble at Cork Airport rather than in the School Hall.  They will be on their way to the beautiful city of Bath for an educational and rugby tour.  This final major event for the most senior boys in the Preparatory School is an annual event of long standing.  They will play seven matches while in Bath, against local opposition.  They will also spend some time sight seeing.  They will be taken on a guided tour of the ancient Roman Baths, the feature from which the city takes its name.  The boys designed a special jersey for the trip.  Today, Dr Larry Jordan presented each of the 25 boys with the special touring jersey and a touring bag.

Dr Larry Jordan with the design team and the touring jersey

Dr Larry Jordan with the design team and the touring jersey

Dr Larry Jordan presents team captain David Love with a touring bag.

Dr Larry Jordan presents team captain David Love with a touring bag.

Dr Larry Jordan presents team vice-captain Evan Linnane with a sports bag.

Dr Larry Jordan presents team vice-captain Evan Linnane with a sports bag.