Ursuline Secondary School

January 9, 2022

January 9, 2022

Munster Junior ‘A’ Camogie Final, Saturday, 8 January.

The Munster Junior ‘A’ Camogie crown is back in the Ursuline Thurles this week after a stunning victory against Sacred Heart Secondary School, Clonakilty in Mahon, Cork on Saturday, 8 January. The Juniors, minus some very important team members, snatched victory from the jaws of defeat after a doggedly determined and brave second half performance that saw them ratchet up the points that had eluded them in the first thirty minutes. It was literally a game of two halves with things looking decidedly grim for the Tipperary girls at the half time break. Despite an enormous effort but playing against the wind, UCT managed to put only a single point on the scoreboard compared with Clon’s six. However, the tables turned around completely in the second half with Ursuline showing they could utilise the strong breeze to their advantage. They went on the attack scoring six points. It looked like they were poised to win having kept their Cork opponents from notching up a single score in the entire second half. With five minutes to go UCT were a point ahead. However, Clonakilty managed to equalise in the dying moments to force the game to extra-time. The Ursuline finally found their rhythm in the seventh minute of extra-time scoring two goals and three points in quick succession. They looked every bit the champions they are digging deep to put a little daylight between themselves and Clon. Going into the final ten minutes Ursuline were 2-10 to 0-7, Clonakilty having been kept firmly at bay. However, Sacred Heart showed their mettle by scoring 1-1 in the second half of extra-time. Credit to Clonakilty who pressurised for scores to the bitter end but when the final whistle blew there was wild excitement from the Thurles camp and disappointment for the Corkconians. Both teams had great moments with plenty of skill to be seen from girls playing at one of the highest levels of their sport. It was an energy sapping contest in damp, windy, cold conditions and all players showed they rightly deserved to be on the Munster Final stage. Final score was Ursuline Thurles 2-13 Sacred Heart Clonakilty 1-8. A brilliant team performance from Thurles who gave it their all right up to the wire and never lost heart even when the chips were down. Congratulations to the team on their Munster Junior A title and to Manager Ms Hogan and selector Mr O’Heney. Thanks also to all the supporters who travelled to Cork for the Final.

BT Young Scientist 2022

Best of luck to Transition Year students Kate Carr, Hannah O' Mahoney and Rachel Regan who are competing in the Final of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition from 12 -14, January. Their project, 'Hidden Emotions,' deals with the impact of mask wearing, due to the Covid - 19 pandemic, on cohorts of people such as toddlers, the hearing impaired and adolescents. They are entered into the Social Sciences section and have worked very hard over the last three months compiling their findings and data. They are really looking forward to displaying their results at this virtual event and getting the chance to talk to the judges about their work which is very relevant for the times we are living in. Registration for viewing is open to the public on portal.btyoungscientist.com.'

Munster Senior Football

The Ursuline Senior Footballers played their Munster Quarter Final just before the Christmas break. It was literally the last business of the year and they found themselves up against a formidable side from Blackwater C.C, Lismore. From the very outset it was a close game. Ursuline started best with points from Grace Fitzpatrick Ryan, Robbyn Fanning and Rachel Quinlan before Robbyn shot the ball to the back of the net. Blackwater were dangerous on the attack and after the fifteen-minute mark they had six points scored and the teams were level. After the water break Chloe Byrne raised the green flag while Robbyn Fanning, Rachel Quinlan and Katie O’Dwyer added a point each. Blackwater got a goal before half time and the score was Ursuline 2-6 Blackwater 1-6, nothing in it only a kick of a ball. Thurles started the second half well when Katie O’Dwyer and Grace Fitzpatrick Ryan scored two great points from tight angles. Blackwater responded with a goal and a point and that left very little between the teams. Ten minutes in, Elsie O’Neill got on the end of a through ball to finish to the bottom corner and shortly after Kate Burke scored a point after an impressive run from midfield. Now Ursuline started to get on top and Katie O’Dwyer again extended the lead with a soccer style finish to the corner of the net. Danielle Ryan grabbed another goal with a great finish to the keepers left. Blackwater scored a few goals of their own to force their way back into it but Katie O’Dwyer and Elsie O Neill both scored a further goal a-piece to put UCT safely through to a Munster semi-final. Final score was Ursuline 7-10 Blackwater 4-8. What a great way to finish up before Christmas.

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