April 22, 2012

Student Enterprise Awards 2012

Well done to the two groups who made it through to the National Finals of the Student Enterprise Awards last week inCrokePark. This was the tenth anniversary of the competition and the most innovative seventy nine enterprises were chosen to represent the network of 35 County & City Enterprise Boards around the country. A total of three hundred and eighty seven schools (16,600 students) had entered the competition.

Race to Base” is a Maths related Board Game for First and Second Year students. Rose Cantillon, Antonia Harold Barry, Mary Kinane, Sally O’Donnell and Roisin Dowling designed and developed this board game to help students with Project Maths. The girls had already submitted their Business Plan, outlining all steps in the development of the product including sales figures to date. Much to their delight, they received Second Place in the Intermediate Section of the competition and received € 250 and a Trophy.

Camán Let’s Play was the idea of five Transition Year students who are all keen on playing Camogie. They designed, developed and made a “sock for the base of the hurley made from latex so that the hurley could be used on all playing surfaces. Mairead Blake, Roisin Corbett, Edel Nyland, Niamh McCormack and Laura Ryan had put a huge amount effort and expertise into this product and had already completed 200 orders fro the product and they have a further 500 orders to fulfil. Receiving great praise from the Judges for their innovative product, they were not placed but they are intent on developing the product further.

MHAI National Public Speaking Competition

On the first day of the Easter holidays, Ruth Atkins, Aine Blake and Lisa Fogarty travelled to TrinityCollegein Dublinto take part in the 31st Public Speaking Final. There were three teams in the final: Lough Allen College, Drumkeerin, Co Leitrim, St Mary’s CBS, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford and Ursuline, Thurles. Speaking on the topic of “Personal Integrity, Community Care, Mindfulness of Spirit – the keys to our well being”, all three teams performed very well but the victory on the day went to Drumkeerin.

Munster U 16 Hockey Trials

Six students, Carol Casey, Laura Costello, Kate Crotty, Becky Danagher, Rachel Hodgins and Rachel Perdue have made it through to the last thirty four in the Munster U 16 trials. The girls have been attending training every weekend so a huge commitment is required from them. Well done!

First Year Camogie Blitz

First Year Camogie players were in action last week in a Blitz. They played five matches and won all five of them to make it through to the final. Their opponents in the final were Laurel Hill, and although they had beaten them in the early stages of the Blitz, they missed out in the final being narrowly beaten.

Written By Nora Tuohy

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