December 7, 2018

Well done to the Ursuline soccer team who represented Munster in the FAI Post Primary First Year Girls National Futsal Finals. They won the Mid-Tipperary division before coming out on top in both Tipperary and Munster. In the National Final they faced teams from Leixlip, Sligo and Carndonagh. The standard was incredibly high but the girls showed great character in the finals as they had done at every stage of the tournament. It was an honour for the team and the school to represent their province in this the Ursuline’s first ever National Soccer Final. Congratulations to the team Kayla Treacy, Sarah Bell, Kate Carr, Grace Fitzpatrick Ryan, Miah Bourke, Muireann Treacy, Grace Ryan, Molly Ryan, Kate Bergin, Kate Ferncombe, Emily Keane, Danielle Ryan and to their coach Mr McGlynn.

Congratulations to the Senior A Camogie Team who are through to a Munster Semi-Final after their win against the Presentation, Thurles on Tuesday, December 4. There was fine displays of skill from both sides in this local derby played in Dr Morris Park amid dry but cold conditions. The team now go on to face fellow Ursuline’s from Waterford with home advantage.

Amanda Stapleton Benefit Fund
On Thursday, December 6, the school Charities Committee organised a jersey day to raise money for the Amanda Stapleton Benefit Fund. Amanda is a past pupil of the Ursuline and all the donations from the jersey day will go to help her and her family during this difficult time. She is in our thoughts and in our prayers.

Congratulations and well done the TY students who have been selected for the CBS Show. Kaci Kerwick will play Maria Elena and there will be strong Ursuline participation in the chorus. Those who successfully auditioned include Maria Maher, Jade McCarthy, Kate Ryan, Kiera Scanlon, Sorcha Scott, Ellen Dugan, Kate Maher, Michaela Grace Ginty, Enya Hogan and Ella Ryan. Best of luck to them and the rest of the cast and crew of the Buddy Holly Show on what is bound to be a great stage production.

The Seinn Concert in the Cathedral on Wednesday, December 5 was a big undertaking comprising of TY students from all across the diocese of Cashel and Emly. The Ursuline and its students were delighted to be part of this wonderful musical event that saw so many young voices raised in song and worship. The TYs had been busily preparing for Seinn with their Music Teachers and in their Choral classes over the past number of weeks. Well done to everyone involved and in particular thanks to the teachers who took care of the musical arrangements for the Ursuline.

The First Years played a challenge against Rockwell on Wednesday, December 5 and were delighted with their win. There was plenty of action in a game that was an ideal chance for mentors to work on team building and tactics.

AILO Adapt Workshop
A number of Ursuline students attended the AILO Adapt problem solving workshop in St Kieran’s College in Kilkenny on Tuesday, December 4. The aim of this workshop was to prepare students for the All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad or AILO.

Mena Noone on the Late Late Toy Show
For First Year student Mena Noone this year’s Late Late Toy Show was extra special. She was there singing and dancing her heart out in the opening number. She joined host, Ryan Tubridy, at the very beginning and the very end for The Greatest Show from the hit film The Greatest Showman. Along with the other performers she did a fantastic job in what was a very memorable start to the Toy Show.

The Minor As and Junior Bs played Crescent last week but there was no luck for either team on the day. The Minor result; Crescent 4 – 2 UCT and the Junior B result; Crescent 4 – 1 UCT. The Junior Cs won in their match against Crescent by 1-0.
On Friday, November 30 the Senior Bs lost 5-2 in their outing against Laurel Hill Secondary School. The Minor Bs beat Laurel Hill on the same day 1-0.

Well done to the Fifth Year Student Councillors who are organising festive fun and games at lunch time to get the school into the swing of Christmas. They started on Friday, November 30 with a lunch time quiz between students and teachers. The students taking on the intellectual might of the teachers were Chloé Slattery, Anna Derby and Gemma O’Dwyer. The teachers taking on this fearless bunch included Mr Kirby, Mr O’Dochertaigh and Ms Keating. The quiz ended in a draw for both sides but the most entertaining aspect of it all was the cubby bunny half-time contest between two good sports From First Year Megan Kelly and Anouska Dunne, They literally had the audience in stitches.

Junior Football
Ursuline Junior Footballers progressed to the Munster Quarter Final last Thursday, November 29 beating Scoil Pol, Limerick. Conditions were poor and both teams were aided by a strong wind in each half. Ursuline, against the wind in the first half, put in a great team performance to go in at half time a point in front. Midway through the second half Scoil Pol took the lead and Ursuline found themselves on the back foot. However, great leadership from joint captains Caoimhe McCarthy and Marion Gilman brought UCT back in front to finish six points ahead. The Juniors now face Clare champions, Kilrush CS for a Munster semi-final spot.

Written By Nora Tuohy