Ursuline Secondary School

March 19, 2023

March 19, 2023

World Junk Kouture Cultural Award Winner Genevieve leads Dublin St Patrick’s Day Parade.

Ursuline Fifth Year student and World Junk Kouture Cultural Designer of the Year, Genevieve, lead this year’s Dublin parade along with St Patrick. Genevieve wowed the crowds with her beautiful, Celtic Christianity inspired gown, cape and crown. It was an honour to be asked to lead the national parade and she is a fabulous ambassador for her school, her county and the Junk Kouture competition.Congratulations Genevieve.

Student Enterprise Awards

Congratulations to the Ursuline TY Mini Company who recently won the Senior Category at the Tipperary Student Enterprise Awards with their product Phone K.O.S.I.E. Their unique phone holder that can be attached to the wall and the charger goes through the holder to prevent the cable from breaking. The team behind this innovative idea are Kate McKenna, Orla Hayes, Sarah Brett, Isabelle Carr and Ellen O’Mara,They will now represent Tipperary at the National Enterprise Awards in Dublin and everyone in UCT wishes them the best of luck with sales and continued development of their business idea.

Well done to the other Ursuline team who had a stand at the Tipperary Enterprise Awards, who were also competing in the Senior Category. Earring Empire was the brainchild of TY students Hannah Murphy, Sarah O’Gorman, Orla Ryan, Ava Maher and Aoife O’ Donoghue. Their earrings were handmade by the group in the shape of butterflies, available in a variety of colours and packaged beautifully. Both teams represented themselves, their businesses and the School with distinction.


Senior A Hockey Win the Archer Shield

Congratulations to the Senior A Hockey team who beat Mount Mercy on Monday, 13 March to win the Archer Shield. The final was played in UCT with the homeside securing the win on a tally of 3-1. Goal scorers on the day were Aoife Kavanagh, Abigail Hourigan Powell and Anna McCartan. The Senior As saved their best performance for the last match of the season, playing an excellent attacking game. The defended the circle brilliantly and showed great composure late on when Mount Mercy pushed hard at their goal mouth. Well done on a great effort by all and a special thank you to the Sixth Years on the team, Patsy Norton, Laura Collins, Anna McCartan and Freya Fitzgerald. They have shown greatdedication this year and throughout their time in the Ursuline, from when they started in First Year. Patsy and Anna shared the captaincy of the Senior As this year. They proved themselves to be first rate co-captains, leading the team graciously through the good times and remaining positive when results didn’t go their way. Thanks also to MsCregan for her ongoing commitment to Senior Hockey, her exemplary coaching and constant encouragement of the players.


Fundraiser for the Dillon Quirke Foundation

On Thursday, 16 March the Ursuline held a club jersey day in aid of the Dillon Quirke Foundation. There was also the final of the Puck Fáda competition which had been taking place in the weeks previously. Students donated money towards wearing their jerseys and also towards trying their hand at the long puck. A total of €1820 euro was collected between both endeavours. Everyone was delighted to be able to give towards this worthy cause, close to the hearts of many students and staff in the School. Many thanks to the School Charities Committee for their work in organising the day and to Ms Hogan, MsStakelum and Ms Egan who were very much involved in overseeing it all.



The Ursuline was represented well last week at the Loreto Convent Model United Nations that took place in Clonmelbetween Tuesday, 14 and Thursday, 16 March. The nineteen student delegates from UCT, representing a variety of nations including Costa Rica, Mongolia and Germany to name but a few, spoke with conviction on behalf of their countries. The conference, which mirrors the proceedings of the United Nations, dealt with a wide range of issues and topics. The students discussed these, passed resolutions and made amendments as they saw fit and in keeping with the policies of their representative nations. They learned loads about how the UN works in practice, the bureaucracy that accompanies such a global organisation and how resolutions are adopted by the General Assembly. Thanks to Ms Quinn who helped the students prepare for the event and also for accompanying them over the three days.

Second Years present cheque to Meitheal 21

On Wednesday, 15 March, Second Year class, 2A, along with their CSPE teacher, Ms Whelan were invited to MeithealHouse to present the charity with a cheque for €1132 which the class raised the previous week from a sponsored walk and raffle. They were delighted to be able to help this local charity which supports people with Down Syndrome and their families. While there they also learned a bit of sign language and were shown the facilities provided at Meitheal 21. Well done to 2A on their hard work organising and overseeing this very successful fund raiser.


Congratulations to the two Ursuline First Year Basketball teams who participated in the Tipperary Schools Blitz in the Presentation Thurles on Tuesday, 14 March. Both teams played really well on the day and one of the UCT teams, unbeaten in all matches, won the blitz. Thanks also to the two TY students, Blanca and Eimear, who were a great help to MsRyall, on the day and Ms Ryall herself who does so much work coaching the First and Second Year Basketball teams.

Seachtain na Gaeilge Sessiún

Thanks to the very talented Ursuline Trad musicians and Irish dancers who put on a fabulously upbeat show on Wednesday, 15 March to celebrate Irish culture for SeachtainnaGaeilge. The ceoil was fab, the damhsa was energetic and the atmaisféar was lively. Everyone who saw it was thrilled as it was a very entertaining session. Go raibh maith agat to the Irish and Music teachers, Ms Barry and Ms Quinn for organisng the event.


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