April 7, 2014

STUDENT ENTERPRISE AWARDS

Last Wednesday the Student Enterprise Awards took place in the RDS. The TY Mini-Company Hockey Hands represented the school having successfully qualified for the All-Ireland Final in the competition. Although the team did not win a prize, the girls were very lucky to make a lot of sales and contacts for their innovative product.

CONCERN DEBATING

The All-Ireland Quarter Final of the Concern Debating Competition took place in Kilkennt last Wednesday evening. The Ursuline team proposed the motion that ‘China is Good for Africa’ while Colaiste Bhride, Carnew opposed the motion. It was a most entertaining debate with both teams pulling their opponents arguments apart; there were very impressive levels of rebuttal and refutation. When the judges adjourned to make a decision, everybody felt that the win could actually fall to either team. The motion was defeated by a narrow margin and Colaiste Bhride now go through to the All-Ireland Semi-Final. Well done to the team: Leah Carroll, Clodagh Nash, Roisin Putti, Rose Cantillon and Simone Gordon. Many thanks to the supports who travelled with the team on numerous occasions for their commitment. Thanks also to the parents who supported the team members throughout the competition. A special mention to Alexandra White who chaired the debate last Wednesday evening and Simone Gordon who acted as timekeeper.

FEIS CEOIL

The Chamber Choir headed to the RDS on Tuesday, April 1 to compete in the Feis Ceoil. The choir performed beautifully and was placed second with a mark of 91 out of 100, the winning choir, St Paul’s of Newry, scoring 93. The Choir performed two songs including a beautiful arrangement of Danny Boy.

SPORT

HOCKEY

The Second Year B team have reached the Cup Final this week following a win over Presentation, Bandon. The Ursuline girls scored an impressive 5 goals against their counterparts 2 goals. The First Year B Cup team has also qualified for the Cup Final with a 6-0 victory over Bandon Grammar School. Well done to both teams and good luck for the final.

Written By Nora Tuohy