Ursuline Secondary School

October 16, 2022

October 16, 2022

Ursuline French Exchange students visit the Ursuline Sisters

Four French exchange students, from an Ursuline Secondary School in Nantes, visited the Sisters of the Ursuline Convent in Thurles last week. Annabell, Blanca, Perinne and Blanche, who are staying with host families of TY students, met and had tea with the Community on Wednesday, 12 October and chatted about their experience of school in Thurles compared with attending an Ursuline school in France. The Community were delighted to chat the young French girls. It was a lovely meeting across the generations with the Ursuline ethos and the legacy of founder St Angela Merici a common connection between the students and the Sisters.


Well done to Ursuline Senior Golfers Anna McCartan, Sixth Year and Clodagh Dooley, Robbyn and Alison Fitzgerald, Fifth Year, who competed in the Munster Schools Golf tournament held in Charleville Golf Club on Tuesday, 11 October. Clodagh was just off the prizes with a super score of 34 points while Anna and Clodagh combined to come second in the team event taking silver medals in the Senior East Division.


The Ursuline Senior Footballers got their championship campaign off to an auspicious start with a win against Templemore in Dr Morris Park early last week. The final score was 3-15 to UCT 2-11 to Our Lady’s and from the off both sides displayed plenty of skill and talent to make it a good footballing contest. Well done to the nine sixth years onthe panel who continue to give commitment to the Senior team. Scorers for the Ursuline on the day were Chloe Byrne 2-1, Elsie O’Neill 0-2, Alice O’Donoghue 0-2, Alisha Kearney 1-2, Caoimhe Stakelum 0-1, Grainne O’Donnell 0-1, Danielle Ryan 0-1, Lucy Purcell 0-1, Izzy Carr 0-1, Paula Quirke 0-1, Sarah Corcoran 0-2.

Sixth Year Healthy Breakfast Morning

Thanks to the Sixth Year representatives on the Amber Flag Committee who organised a healthy breakfast morning for the whole year group on Friday 14 October, first class in the morning. Students could choose from a varied array of start the day foods including cereals, fruits, croissants, brown bread, toast, pancakes, waffles, juices, teas and coffees. There was plenty to eat and plenty left over for those feeling peckish at elevenses. Each Leaving Cert brought in something to share for breakfast and then got the chance to chat amiable with friends while making sure they fuelled up for the day ahead.

Amber Flag Survival Kits

The Amber Flag Committee continue to promote positive well-being around the school and on Monday there was a cake sale to celebrate World Mental Health Day organised by Ms Hayes Second Year Class. Thanks to the students who baked and brought in goodies for others to enjoy. The Amber Flag girls also handed out three hundred Shona Project Survival Kits for Girls covering topics such as friendship, coping with anxiety, doing something positive for the environment and a whole load of sensible advice for surviving and staying mentally well as a teenage girl.

First Year Grange Loop Walk

The First Years had a great day out on Thursday, 13 October when they completed the Grange Loop walk with their Year Head Ms Egan and some of the First Year tutors. The girls got a chance to get fresh air and exercise hiking through this gorgeous forest trail. They chatted, sang and generally had great fun getting back to nature in the wilds of Tipperary. At the end there was a hot chocolate and a cookie for everyone thanks to Danielle at The Coffee Coop. What better way to end a glorious trek.


Well done to the Senior and Cadette Basketball teams who played and won against St Anne’s Tipperary town last week. The Cadettes finished their game out well on a score of UCT 39 St Anne’s 24. The Senior match was narrower but the Ursuline managed to hold tight in the end to snatch a five-point victory, Ursuline 34 St Anne’s 29.


Ursuline hockey teams continued in their league campaigns last week. The Junior As played away to Regina Mundi, Cork winning out their match 5-0. The Senior As lost out to a very competitive Regina Mundi side. They kept on battling until the final whistle winning several short corners and creating plenty of action at the Cork goal mouth but it wasn’t to be their day with scoreboard at the end reading Ursuline 0-1 Regina Mundi.

On Thursday, 13 October Ursuline hosted home games to Castletroy College and managed two successful outcomes. The Minor Cs won by a goal, 1-0. The Junior Cs had some golden opportunities come good to finish 5-0 against their Castletroy opponents.

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