It is no mean feat to pack up two orchestras and some eighty students and head for the R.D.S. The instruments alone take up so much room and have to be loaded so carefully.
The Junior Orchestra was first up and they played very well but the winners of the competition were the very young students from Kilkenny. The Senior Orchestra competition had seven entries – the highest in some years. The Ursuline Orchestra came third losing out by two marks to the winners.
Last Eight for Concern Debaters
The Concern Debating team had a very quick turn around from its victory over Birr last week and they headed for Kilbeggan to take on the Mercy School there last Monday. The motion up for debate was that
“The world is ignoring its population time bomb”
Anna Brennan, Mary Moran, Lily Cantillon and Kate Bugler successfully argued their opposition to the motion and they now find themselves in the last eight of the competition.
The quarter finals will take place after Easter, giving the students the opportunity to prepare.
Basketball – Midland Final
Well done to the First Year Basketball team who had a very comprehensive victory over Newbridge last week in the Midland Final. They beat them by 65 – 4 baskets. They will now go into an All Ireland play off competition.
Two titles were earned last week. The Senior B team had a 3 – 2 victory over Villiers, Limerick to name them the League Winners this year. Likewise, the Minor B1 team defeated the same opposition to grant them the League title.
Meanwhile, the Junior A and the Junior B teams are preparing and training hard for the two Cup finals this week.