Ursuline Secondary School

March 22, 2024

March 22, 2024


On Thursday, 21 March, the Ursuline had two TY teams who qualified for the BD STEMStars competition in Limerick. Emily Creagh, Aoife Queally, Lilly Kavanagh and Amber Bannon presented their idea called Thyrocheck, a handy device allowing people with thyroid issues to check their hormone levels frequently at home instead of having to attend outpatient clinics. The Revive Relief team of Florinéae O’Donnell, Amy O’Brien and Suranne O’Shaughnessy worked on a lightweight, portable, rechargeable massager to help with muscle pain and poor blood circulation. Both teams presented their ideas and prototypes with enthusiasm and expertise, having put a lot of research into their medical based STEM innovations.


On Wednesday, 20 March the Ursuline Senior A Camogie team played in the inaugural UL Cubs Cup, a Camogie seven a side tournament for Post Primary Schools. The UCT girls played competitive games against Laurel Hill, Gort and Loreto Kilkenny and got into a final against Coláiste Mhuire, Ennis. They were the first winners of this competition and the first team to be named on the Cup. Well done to all Senior players who attended and performed so well and to co-captains Alison Fitzgerald and Sarah Corcoran who accepted the Cup from past pupil Eimear McGrath, UL Ashbourne Cup winner.

The First Year teams also togged out in the School colours before Easter in the Biddy Phillips Memorial Cup for Tipperary Schools. After some strong displays from all the young players Ursuline Thurles were the winners of the Division A part of the tournament.


The Minor Footballers are through to a Munster A Semi-Final after beating St Augustine’s, Dungarvan before Easter in Cahir. The game was close throughout the first half with points from Claire Fitzgerald, Leah O’Connell and set piece taker Melanie Flannery. St Augustine’s scored a goal in the opening half and would have been a lot closer only for a penalty save from Molly McGettrick. Lorna Ryan and Sophie Moynihan, joint-captains, led by example scoring a goal each. The backs kept the opposition out as Rosie O’Brien and Bríd Woodlock organised the full back and wing defensive lines. Ursuline finished in a strong position with final goals from Sasha O’Keeffe and Melanie Flannery to leave the UCT side 4-8 to St Augustine’s 3-1.

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Sixth Year Child of Mary Mass
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Incoming First Years Induction
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