April 29, 2013

As the exam students knuckle down for the final few weeks before their exams the school continues buzz with activity as there are so many different ventures being undertaken.

GREEN SCHOOLS COMMITTEE DO A SPRING CLEAN!

This week the ever-committed Green Schools Committee took part in the An Taisce National Spring Clean Programme. Under the watchful eye of Ms Carroll First Year students and the Committee worked their magic on the school grounds and on the Templemore Road on Thursday, April 25. The students must be commended for their positive attitude in relation to keeping their school and area beautiful, the students have worked tirelessly during the year to raise awareness about water usage, biodiversity, energy conservation and our duty towards the Earth. Recently the Committee held competitions to highlight the affect that our carelessness can have on native wildlife, they also designed beautiful posters to mark World Tree Week and Earth Hour. Through their efforts we were cast back in time as the intercom and bell were temporarily silenced to be replaced by more tradition bell-ringers thus challenging everybody to think of innovative ways to save electricity. Remember every little really does help!

FIRST YEAR IN-HOUSE DEBATING

The final of the First Year debating is to take place this week. Initially there were over seventy students partaking in the competition and now there are just two teams in the final. The students will argue a motion based on Facebook and whether it is indeed a friend or a foe. Well done to all the First Year students who participated in the competition, the standard was incredible and the final promises to be captivating and informative.

STUDENT ENTERPRISE FINAL

Well done to all the Mini-Company teams who competed in the Final of the Student Enterprise competition. Unfortunately the school didn’t win any prize on the day but to have so many teams reach the final was indeed a great achievement. The Trabsition Year students are currently preparing for the final of the Get Up and Go Competition which will take place on May 1. Good luck to all those competing.

SPORTS

HOCKEY

The semi-final of the First Year B Cup was played this week against Mount Mercy. The Ursuline girls had a convincing win as they defeated the opposition 4-0. They now eagerly await the final which will be played in Cork on Monday 29 against Presentation Bandon. This is a tremendous achievement for Fist Year students who only started playing hockey this year. The students have trained very hard and they will do the school very proud no doubt.

ATHLETICS

The Tipperary Track and Field County Championships took place in Templemore on April 24. Forty students travelled to cmpete in the championship. Eimear Delargy did very well to come in Third in the 100m while Eimear Ryan came sixth in the 100m final. The Minor Team consisting of Eimear Delargy, Eimear Ryan, Rachel Daly and Erin Hayden finished fourth in the Relay final.

Susie Osborne form the Junior Team finished fourth in the 100m while Emma Doyle came in fifth in the 800m. The Junior Relay Team comprised of Susie Osborne, Claire Stakelum, Nuala Fitzgibbon and Emma Doyle finished fifth in their relay race.

Eimear Loughman from the Intermediate Team took third place in the 800m while Aoife Delargy showed great determination by coming fourth in the 100m and second in the 1500 Steeple Chase. Ciara Cummins took first place in the 1500m Steeple Chase while Sylvia O’Donnell came in fifth in the 800m. The Intermediate Relay Team finished in silver medal position, well done to Eimear Loughman, Ciara Cummins, Sylvia O’Donnell and Aoife Delargy.

Finally the Senior Team were not to be outdone by our younger athletes. Cora Doyle, a Sixth Year student, took first place in the 800m and she also came second in the Long Jump, Shot Putt and 100m. An amazing achievement for Cora who is also very bust studying for exams at the moment. Well done Cora. Mairead Blake took first place in the Long Jump, just beating her classmate Cora! the Senior Team claimed victory in the Senior Relay Race with an invincible team comprised of Cora Doyle, Catriona Hayes, Aisling Ryan and Siobhan Hennessey. Congratulations to all of the students who competed in the Championship.

Written By Nora Tuohy