PHOTOS: Munster Champs Tralee CBS Fêted At School Homecoming

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Captain Sean Quilter, speaking at the Tralee CBS homecoming on Monday. Photo by Dermot Crean

THEY’RE not finished yet!

That was the message from Tralee CBS football team coach Tim McMahon, as the Corn Uí Mhúirí champions were welcomed back to the school after victory over St Brendan’s Killarney on Saturday.

The entire student body gathered in the school gym on Monday afternoon to give them a rapturous welcome and view a trophy that hasn’t been in the school since 2007.

Principal of the school, Anne O’Callaghan, said she was delighted for the team and the coaching staff.

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“The boys have been there or thereabouts for the last three years, losing two finals and a semi-final, so for them it’s fantastic. It’s great they have achieved this success for themselves, the school and indeed the clubs in the town,” she said.

One of the coaches, Tim McMahon, has been involved with the school football teams for 15 years. He said he was happy for the players, paying tribute to them for putting in so much work over the past number of months.

The CBS panel.

“The players were ecstatic after the game. They put so much effort into innumerable training sessions. We actually had a poor enough start to the season and if we had lost a game against Killorglin, our season would have been over. So it was a great reward for them to get over the line on Saturday,” said Tim, who along with Mike Tim O’Sullivan and Neily O’Sullivan, were the coaching team.

Now attention turns to a Hogan Cup semi-final in about a month’s time.

“There’s been a lot of good days and bad days over the years, but the ‘holy grail’ is to win the Corn Uí Mhuirí and now we have the added bonus of a chance of getting to Croke Park. Hopefully now we can advance in the tournament and win the Hogan Cup,” added Tim, who also thanked the Principal, Vice-Principal and teachers in the school who helped the team along the way.

Tim also issued a rallying cry to the students and anyone associated with the school to make an effort to attend the All-Ireland semi-final in March.

Member of the coaching team, Tim McMahon, speaking at the Tralee CBS homecoming on Monday. Photo by Dermot Crean


The students in the gym on Monday.

The team on stage.

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