Katie Morrissey Tennis
Best of luck to Katie Morrissey, Fifth Year, who is travelling to Birmingham with the Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club to represent Ireland. She is only one of four competitors selected to participate in this singles tournament and the only player from Munster. This comes on foot of what has been a busy and very successful summer for Katie on the tennis circuit. In July she won the Munster Junior Open at the Sunday’s Well Lawn Tennis Club. Also in July she won the Limerick Lawn Senior Open, Premier Grade. She is the current under 18 Tipperary County Junior Open Champion. In August she was the only Tipp competitor in the Interpros held in Rushbrook, coming third in this U18’s competition. She is a dedicated young sportswoman and clearly a great talent on the courts.
Cecilian Choir to sing for Taoiseach
The Ursuline Cecilian Choir sang at the National Famine Commemoration on Saturday, September 30, which was held this year at the 1848 Famine Warhouse in Ballingarry. The students from First to Sixth Year and Music teachers Ms. McNally and Ms. Butler were honoured to be asked to sing for the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar and Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphries, at this most important national event. They sang ‘O Lux Beatissima’ and ‘April Rainbows’ the two pieces that brought them so much success at the Limerick Choral Festival in March. It was a very memorable occasion for the Choir and a chance for them to perform alongside such esteemed names as composer Micheál Ó Suilleabháin and poet Michael Cody.
TY Trip to Killaloe
The TYs had a glorious day for their annual team building and bonding trip to Killaloe. The students soared to great heights on the high ropes and splashed around in and on the water doing canoeing, windsurfing, kayaking and sailing. The group divided in two to split the day between land based activities and lake based activities. Many thanks to the teachers who ventured with them to the UL Adventure Centre, Ms. Flanagan, Ms. Doherty, Ms. Short and Mr. O’Donoghue.
On Thursday the TYs went on a theatre trip to The Source to see Psycho Spaghetti which is a huge hit every year. It is stand up comedy for teenagers at its best. Writer, director and one man show man Ger Carey had the girls hooting with laughter all of which was directed at their teenage selves. His hilarious glimpse into the complications of adolescence and the growing that accompanies growing up is portrayed through a series of mad-cap characters. It was a thoroughly enjoyable, rip roaring performance from start to finish.
Camogie Muster Championship
The Junior A Camogie Team played the first round of the Munster Championship on Wednesday, September 27 in Dr. Morris Park. The Ursuline used the home advantage to their full advantage against Bandon side Coláiste na Toirbhirte and were 3 points ahead at half time with UCT 3-3 to Bandon 1-6. Despite the miserable conditions the Ursuline came out fighting in the second half and opened up a strong lead. The final score was Bandon 3-8 Ursuline 7-9. It was a good start to the championship and well done to the coaches and girls who endured the driving rain with great stoicism.
Auditions completed, rehearsals for Hello Dolly got into full swing last week. This classic, timeless piece follows the fortunes of Dolly Gallagher-Levi, a rather impoverished lady who matchmakes for a living. However, she herself has designs on a well known Yonkers Businessman, Horace Vandergelder and she cleverly arranges “suitable” potential wives for him, but none seem to come up to the mark!
The show will be staged in the Sr Ursula Memorial Hall from Saturday, October 21 to Thursday, October 26.
The cast is as follows:
Dolly Levi: Katie Taylor
Horace Vandergelder: Caitriona Timmins
Cornelius Hackl: Rebecca Williams
Barnaby Tucker: Erika Carroll
Mrs Irene Molloy: Rachel Butler
Minnie Fay: Kate Williams
Ambrose: Emma Osborne
Ermengarde: Michaela Grace Ginty
Rudolph: Aideen Carew
Judge: Lavinia Bowe
Clerk: Ciara Scanlon
Chefs: Ella Flynn & Kaci Kerwick