November 22, 2009

Junior Cert Upgrades

As a result of appeals in certain subjects, three students achieved 12As in their Junior Cert. Anna Brennan, Louise Burke and Eibhlin Ryan now join Karine Ronan and Deirdre Meehan with the full complement of As in Junior Cert. Congratulations to all.

Debating/Public Speaking

Twenty Fifth & Transition Year students travelled to the Trinity College Public Speaking and Debating workshop last week. The workshop consists of a full day of learning the skills involved in both: from the art of impromptu speaking to the art of rebuttal – all are covered in the course of the day and all students benefited greatly from the experience.

Soroptimist Public Speaking

Three students, Mary Moran, Eibhlin Ryan and Ruth Tobin along with their teacher Ms M Quinn braved the elements last Saturday and headed for the difficult terrain of Clonmel to participate in the Tipperary section of the Soroptimist Public Speaking competition. Topics such as “What goes around, comes around” and “Intellectual Curiosity: where would we be without it?” were the popular topics of the day. Congratulations to Transition Year student, Eibhlin Ryan, who was one of three students chosen to go forward to the Regional section of the competition.

M.H.A.I.

Nicola Sutton, Caroline O’Connor & Anna Brennan will take part in the first round of the Mental Health public speaking competition this week and will speak as a team contending       “that the building bricks of good mental health are laid in our youth”.

Art Competition

Congratulations to sixth year student, Emma Maher, who was awarded first prize in the senior section (17+) of the Credit Union Art competition last week. There was success too for second year student, Isabella Harold-Barry who won first prize in 9-13 age group and Shauna Hayden who won third prize in the 14 -17 age group section.

Co Tipperary Badminton

Three teams entered the Senior section of the Co Tipperary Badminton competition last week. The Senior A team of Maeve Broderick, Hannah Tobin, Claire Hughes and Edwina McGrath made it all the way to the final but was defeated narrowly by Roscrea.

Hockey & Basketball

It was another busy week for the hockey teams as they fulfilled their various league fixtures. Junior B1 and Senior B had victories over Laurel Hill, Secondary School by 2 – 0 and 2 -1 respectively. The U15 B3 team suffered a narrow loss  0 -1. The Junior A and Minor A teams had challenge matches against Loreto, Kilkenny and both teams claimed victory.

The Senior and Cadette basketball teams have already qualified for the play offs as a result of their respective wins in the Midland League so the defeats against Clonaslea last week does not affect their position.

Written By Nora Tuohy

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