December 13, 2009

Entrance Scholarship

Congratulations to Emma O’Dwyer from last year’s Leaving Cert class who was awarded an Entrance Scholarship at a ceremony held in U.C.C. last week. Emma, who is studying Arts/Languages, received her award based on her Leaving Cert results.

School Council

The School Council has organised raising some funds for victims of the recent flooding. Over the last few days, during lunch and break times, the members of the Council are selling red ribbons to place on the Christmas Tree that stands in one of the courtyards. All proceeds will go to the Vincent de Paul/Red Cross flood appeal.

Concern Debating

In the third debate of the opening series of debates, Anna Brennan, Jane Bugler, Louise Burke and Ruth Heenan travelled to Cahir to oppose the motion

“that the Irish media are guilty of presenting Africa in a stereotypical and unfair way”.

In a keenly argued contest, the judges rejected the motion and gave the victory to the Ursuline team. There is only one debate remaining in the opening series and that will take place after Christmas. However, with two wins and a draw secured, the team looks set to go forward to the knock out stages of the competition.

X-Factor

The opening rounds of the lunch-time talent show are drawing to a close. Only three acts remain to be viewed and then the judges (two Teachers & two Sixth Years) will have to make up their minds what acts will participate in the final next week.

Sport

The Cadette Basketball team travelled to Newbridge last week to take part in the Midland semi-final. The Cadettes were anxious to emulate the Senior team who had already secured its place in the final. They did just that by defeating Newbridge by 34 – 28.

Both teams will travel to Waterford this week to participate in the final.

The Senior Camogie team is also preparing itself for the Munster final this week. They have qualified for this final for some time but have been awaiting results from the other side of the draw to know their opponents.

Good luck to all three teams.

Meanwhile the hockey teams are busily fulfilling league fixtures. Junior A was successful against Ashton by 3 -0, the Minor A defeated crescent by 6 – 3 and the Junior B1 also defeated Crescent, this time by 5 – 0. The Minor B 4 played out a scoreless draw against Ashton and the Under 15B2 lost out to Crescent by 1 – 4.

The Minor B1, B2, and B3 teams were all successful against Laurel Hill, Colaiste by 6-0, 4-0, 2-0 respectively.

Written By Nora Tuohy

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