February 14, 2019

Tipperary Schools A Camogie Blitz
Well done to the Ursuline First and Second Year teams who competed in the Tipperary Schools A Camogie Blitz in St Patrick College, Thurles. The two Ursuline teams of mixed First and Second Years played Nenagh and Cashel. There was great display of skill by all teams and an enjoyable day was had.

The Minor B’s played Loreto, Clonmel last week. They were prepared for a tough game having suffered a bruising lost against the same side on a previous occasion. Although Loreto proved the stronger side winning 1-0 the Minor B’s were pleased with their overall performance.
The Minor A’s were in action on Wednesday against Scoil Mhuire. The full time result was a 2-2 draw with goals courtesy of Kate Ryan and Rosie Farrell. UCT won out on shuttles thanks to the accuracy of Kate Ryan, Emma McCabe and Elaine Frawley.

Public Speaking
Well done to the Fifth Year team of Erica Ryan, Rebecca Leahy and Saoirse Grogan Ryan who successfully navigated the first round of the Knights of Columbanus Public Speaking Competition held in Clonmel. The students spoke eloquently and passionately about the scourge of child hunger in a world of abundant resources. This win secures them a place in the Munster Final.

First and Second Year Debating
The winners of First and Second Year Debating, organised by Ms Quinn, were presented with their prizes on Thursday last week. The Second Year in house competition was won by Vera Ryan, Gillian Bourke and Evie O’Carroll. They opposed the topic up for discussion, ‘The Ties Between Business and Sport are Unsustainable’. They narrowly defeated the valiant proposers of the motion Camille Ryan, Audrey Lawlor and Anna McCartan. Individual Best Speaker Awards were given to Julie Ann Barrett and Sophia Whelan. In the First Year competition the teams grappled with the same motion with Rachel Ryan, Sarah Gleeson and Ellen Cass winning out in the final against Mary Ryan and Hannah and Katie O’Mahoney. The noted individual Best Speakers from First Year were Molly Lowry and Lily Buckley. Their delivery throughout the competition was both enthusiastic and passionate.

The First and Second Year teams travelled to Mountmellick last week to play Mountmellick Community School in the Midlands C League. The First years lost to a strong Laois side.
The Second Years proved their mettle with a decisive 27 – 8 win.

Fifth Year French Exchange
The 25 Fifth Year students returned from their visit to Nantes where they attended an Ursuline School or Lycée Blanche de Castille in Nantes from 3 to 8 February. They thoroughly enjoyed their time with their host families visiting the sites around Nantes including the Château and the Cathedral. They experienced French culture with a workshop in Breton dancing and a trip to the cinema to see French film Les Invisibles. The students had a wonderful cultural experience and greatly improved their language skills during the duration of the exchange.

Written By Nora Tuohy