As befits the season of Advent, the last week was a time of preparation: the Concern Debating team is working on informing themselves on GMFs as they prepare for the next debating encounter which will take place immediately after Christmas. The Gael Linn team is also “in session” making its preparations and many of those involved in Public Speaking and Debating attended the Trinity College Philosophical Society’s workshop on debating and public speaking skills. The School Council is preparing and planning some lunch time activities for the final week of term and most importantly, the Religious Education classes are preparing for the Mass of the Gifts, the highlight of the Liturgical celebrations in the school, which will also take place in the final week of the term.
Two rounds of X-Factor have now been completed and the Fifth Year School Councillors are ensuring that all acts are ready to go for the qualifying rounds. So far there have been solo singers, a violin duet, bass guitar solo, dancers, sketches etc. The finalists will be announced when all the participants have showed their talents.
There were varying fortunes for the two Basketball teams in action last week. The Senior and Cadette teams took on Kilcock, Co Kildare in the league and the Senior team was defeated by 22 – 27 but the Cadette team continued its winning ways by defeating the same opposition by 38 – 14.
The Senior A defeated “old enemy” Crescent, Limerick by 2- 0 while the Junior A team suffered its first defeat of the season, going down by 1 – 2. The First Year (North) team played out a 1 -1 draw against Crescent and the Second Year B1 lost by 0 -1.
First Year East and North teams were in action against Laurel Hill Coláiste and East played a 0 – 0 draw while North won by 2 – 1. Senior C and Junior B2 teams both had 3 – 0 wins over St Anne’s, Tipperary.