March 14, 2010

Jersey Day

The School Council organised a Jersey Day for the victims of the Haiti disaster last Friday. The students wore all kinds of jerseys, with Tipperary and Munster heading the list. However, a few Kilkenny jerseys were spotted lurking in the shadows! The school was awash with County, Regional, Country colours and the effort raised almost € 600 for the Haiti Disaster Fund.

Last 16 for Concern Debating Team

The Concern Debating team has made it through to the last sixteen teams in the country following the success of its arguments over Birr Community School last Thursday. Anna Brennan (capt), Ruth Heenan, Lily Cantillon and Jane Bugler successfully argued “that the Millennium Development Goals were a lost cause”.

No sooner had this debate been won, when the motion and opponents for the next round were revealed: “the world is ignoring its population time bomb” against the Mercy S.S., Kilbeggan. The Ursuline team will oppose this motion next week so they have not much time to prepare their arguments!

Y.S.I. Speakout

After all the hard work and the weeks of frantic preparation and activity, the Transition Years travelled to Cork last week to present a two minute summary of the project. Both T.Y. groups were involved and each group had its own theme. “Understanding Me” was presented using a rap rhythm to their own lyrics in which they outlined what they had done to raise awareness about self-esteem.

The other group used some popular songs, again with its own words to convey the project about relationships entitled “Guys and Dolls”.

There are in excess of 600 entries in this competition and sixty will be chosen to make a fuller presentation in Croke Park next may.

Chamber Choir

Well done to the Chamber Choir, a dedicated group of choristers, and to Ms Farrell, conductor on coming second in Feis Ceoil last Monday.

The Choir travelled to the R.D.S. to participate in the Secondary Schools’ competition. They sang “God’s Aid” and in contrast a challenging arrangement of “This little light of mine”. Out of the seven choirs participating, the Chamber Choir lost out by one mark for the winning spot, which went to King’s Hospital School.

On Tuesday, the two Orchestras packed up their instruments and headed to Dublin also for the Orchestral competition.


It was another good week for the hockey teams with the Senior C putting 4 goals past the Presentation in the Cup competition, Junior As winning the League final with a 3-2 victory against Bandon Grammar School, Cork and the Minor As playing a 3-3 draw against the same opposition. The Minor A team followed that draw up the next day with a 2 – 0 win against Crescent in the Cup semi-final.

The two Senior teams A & B were out of luck however with St Angela’s Cork having the victory in the Cup semi-final and Bandon Grammar beating the Senior A in the Plate competition.

The Under 15 B1, Under 15 B2, Junior B1 teams all managed wins in their respective leagues and the Minor B4 drew against Rockwell.

The First Year Basketballers have made it to the Midland final following a comprehensive win over Rochfortbridge by 49 – 18. They will take on newbridge in the Midland final.

The Junior Camogie team lost narrowly to Coachford by 3-5 to 3-3.

Written By Nora Tuohy

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