March 20, 2011


It has been a roller coaster for Transition Year students with the pressure on to reach the deadline for the Y.S.I projects recently but a group of the students from both classes managed to put a one act play together for the Holycross Schools Drama Festival last week.  They chose to do Are You Dancin’? – a play that had been written by former Transition Years and the group adapted it for their needs. The rehearsal schedule was very tight but the girls put in a great effort under the watchful eye of Ms Slattery and all came together for the performance on Tuesday, March 15. The adjudicator was particularly complimentary on all the ensemble work in the piece and she awarded them the winning play and Aine Blake received the Best Actress award.


On the eve of St Patrick’s Day, the Charities Committee held an Alice in Wonderland day in aid of Bernardos and combined having a little lunch time fun with collecting money.

The students paid a small “fine” for the privilege of wearing a colourful accessory – crazy socks, scarves, hats etc all based loosely on Alice in Wonderland. The school was a sea of colour as students had gone to great trouble to accessorise. The Sixth Year Charities Committee then organised some lunch time fun: searching for suits of cards – the Queen of Hearts being very important -, hanging up the clothes, shaving the balloon. It was a fun packed lunch time and the committee raised just over € 2,000 for Bernardos.


Two Transition Year teams headed off in glorious sunshine last Tuesday, March 15 to C.I.T in Cork to participate in a Tag Rugby Blitz. Both teams played very well on the day. The first team had a win against Gaelscoil Cork and lost to Presentation Thurles and Abbeyfeale Convent.

The Second team had wins against Presentation Thurles and Ardscoil Bantry and a draw with Abbeyfeale Tech.It was a great day out participating in a sport that is growing in popularity. The added bonus was the opportunity the teams had to meet the Munster Senior Rugby team as they were training on the grounds.

Team 1- Kelly Cummins, Kate McCarthy, Eve Ryan, Grainne Fennelly, Genevieve Ridge, Julianne Shine, Aoife Walsh, Julia Gibbons, Siobhan Ryan, Aine Blake and Jane McCormack.

Team 2- Hannah Barnes, Megan Mason, Cliona Sheehy, Aoife McGrath, Edel Cummins, Laura Bergin, Rebecca Carr, Emma Byrne, Aoife Clancy, Michelle Burke, Denise Sutton and Sara-louise Ryan.

Coach: Sean Lanigan Ryan


The Under 19A tennis team of Antonia McGrath, Louise Coman and Amy Long was in action last week against St Aloysius, Cork and fought hard but were defeated by 3-2.

The Junior B1, Senior B and Senior C hockey teams had three victories against Rockwell College in their respective leagues. The Junior B1 win by 1-0 has given them the league title for 2011.

Written By Nora Tuohy

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