October 16, 2011

Crazy For You

Crazy For You opened on Saturday night last, and will continue until Thursday night, October 27. Tickets for the final night can be reserved by calling to the Secondary School office or phoning 0504 22147 between 10.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m.

The action moves between the glitzy theatrical world of New York and the rather dull and uninteresting Deadrock, Nevada where nothing much happens and the occupants are simply “Bidin My Time”. Things liven up considerably when a disgruntled New York banker, Bobby Child, arrives to foreclose on the run down theatre in the town. On arrival, he falls head over heels in love with the town’s only female occupant and in an effort to win her approval, he decided he wants to save the theatre by staging a show there.

The songs are well known and loved and include “I’ve Got Rhythm”, “Someone To Watch Over Me”, “They Can’t That Away from Me” and the fun and comedy of the script all add up to a most pleasant evening’s entertainment.

Concern Debate

The first debate in this year’s series took place last week against Nenagh C.B.S. The team worked hard in their spare time on gathering their material and honing their debating skills. The motion for debate was

“Aid to the Developing World is a luxury that Ireland cannot afford”

and the team of Ruth Heenan (captain), Síofra Adams, Hannah Barnes and Jenny Kelly opposed the motion and got the approval of the three judges.

Sport

The first competitive hockey match of the season took place last week for the Senior A and Junior A teams who took on Laurel Hill, Coláiste. The Senior A team emerged as convincing winners as it put five goals away against the opposition without reply. The Junior A match was a closer affair with the team trailing by a goal for most of the match. However, continued pressure on the Laurel goal yielded two late goals and a first win in this year’s league campaign.

The Cadette Basketball team did not have the same luck and though playing well, the team went down by 39 – 33 baskets against Confey College. The Senior Camogie team travelled to Limerick to take on Laurel Hill Secondary School and they suffered a comprehensive defeat.

Interprovincial Hockey

Three students travelled to Belfast last weekend to represent Munster in the Under 16 Inter-provincial series. Becky Danaher, Kate Crotty and Edel Nyland have been training very hard with the Munster Under 16 squad every weekend for the last few months. It is a huge commitment and great credit is due to the girls.

The Munster team had two draws: one against Leinster and one against Ulster, hotly tipped to win the series. The team lost to the South East and won against Connacht with Edel Nyland scoring one of the two goals.

Archbishop Clifford’s Visit

On Thursday last, on the feast of St Ursula, Dr Clifford visited the school and conducted a prayer service with staff and students. The Archbishop spoke in some detail about the Pope’s visit to Madrid during the summer for World Youth Day and how Pope Benedict praised the commitment of the huge number of young people who attended his address to the young people and the Mass, despite very inclement weather conditions that prevailed on the day.

Dr Aisling Butler Bursary

Following the Prayer Service, the parents of Dr Aisling Butler presented the second Dr Aisling Butler Bursary to a student from the class of 2011 who has commenced her studies in Medecine. This year’s recipient was Maeve Herlihy who has started her medical studies in U.C.C. In her address to the students, Aisling’s mum, Evelyn, spoke about the importance of the Bursary for them as a family as it gives life to Aisling and ensures that she will always be remembered in the school where she spent six happy years.

Written By Nora Tuohy

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