February 18, 2017

Junk Kouture

The Ursuline was the centre of media attention on Monday, 13th February when Irish celebrity vlogger James Kavanagh came with a camera crew to interview the creators of the Junk Kouture entry ‘Kamuro’. The dress, modelled by Ròisín Heffernan, was featured the following day in the national press, having received the illustrious first silver ticket into the Junk Kouture Regional Finals. The sensational haute couture piece was especially selected to launch the Regional Finals of the competition. The creative team behind the costume are TY students Winona Ryan, Róisín Heffernan and Sarah Ryan. It was designed and fashioned using old vinyl records and the bodice was painstakingly constructed using 1,100 interwoven burnt matchsticks. The finishing touch is a dramatic headpiece made from wire and brightly coloured wrapping paper. The students named their outfit ‘Kamuro’ after a firework that has a dense burst, leaving a sparkly trail illuminating the night sky. Well done to all three girls who are trailblazing the Junk Kouture fashion world at the moment. May they have continued success with their firecracker creation.

Also part of their overall score will come from online voting. The voting can be done through BOI Student Facebook page from Monday 20th until Thursday 24th. So please give the Ursuline your much needed support. Also well done to the two other Junk Kouture entries who unfortunately were not selected on this occasion. They also worked incredibly hard on their amazing dresses.


Congratulations to Junior Cert student Alannah O’Donoghue who recently competed in the Individual Showjumping Competition held in Tipperary Equestrian Centre, Thurles. She jumped the first round clear which qualified her for the jump off round. Alannah’s was the first name out of the hat for the jump off and she set herself up with a very comfortable lead. On her 6 year old pony she took the top prize after jumping a clear round, in fast time that could not be beaten. Well done Alannah for taking the top position and winning the cup on behalf of the school.
In other arena related news the Ursuline Equestrian Team of Ella Murphy, Olivia Swan and Julia Crowe came second in the Equestrian Interschools League held in the Tipperary Equestrian Centre. The Ursuline had three teams entered on the day so well done to all who participated.

Beat South East Sports Star Awards

Congratulations to the Ursuline Senior ‘A’ Camogie team who have been nominated this month for a Beat 102103 South East Sport Star Awards. This nomination comes as a result of their Munster Final win and their qualification into the All Ireland after defeating Northern contenders Cross and Passion College. They need online votes in order to be selected. Votes can be cast by logging onto the Beat website.

Junior ‘A’ Camogie All-Ireland Semi-Final

The Junior ‘A’ Camogie team headed off for the hills of Antrim on Friday morning to play in the All Ireland Semi-Final. They faced a tough challenge from Cross & Passion College who the Senior team had beaten the week before in The Ragg. The match was played on Saturday, 18th February, in Ballycastle. The home advantage was an obvious boost for the Ulster girls and many of their star players from the Senior game the week before, Ròisín McCormack, Maeve Kelly and Charlie McCarry, were still eligible for this Semi-Final. The Ursulines put up a brave display but in the end it was Cross and Passion who were the better team. The final score was CPC 5-12 UCT 2-5. The scoreboard did not accurately reflect the passion and effort of the Ursuline players who gave everything they had to the game but could not overcome a determined performance by the Ballycastle girls. Well done to all the players but also to the teachers, parents and supporters who made the long journey. The scorers for UCT were Eimear Heffernan 2-0; Eimear McGrath 0-4 and Sinead Ryan 0-1. Congratulations to Ms. Hogan and Ms.O’Friel who have taken the Junior A’s so far in the competition and for dedicating so much of their time to training camogie this year.

Hockey Results

The Second Years travelled to play Villiers on Tuesday, 14th February. The Second Year ‘A’ team won 8-0 scoring an impressive six goals in the second half. The Second Year ‘B2’ team finished their game against Villiers in a 1-1 draw. The game involving the Second Year ‘B3’ team ended in a scoreless draw. On Wednesday, 15th January it was the turn of the Second Year ‘B1’ team who lined out against Rockwell. Again they secured a decisive 6-1 win.

Past Present Hockey Match

The present Munster Senior ‘A’ hockey champions are going to test their metal against past hockey playing pupils. The fun fundraiser will be played on Sunday, 26th February at 4pm on the Ursuline astroturf. The former UCT players, many of whom came close to Munster success themselves, will get a chance to see if they still have what it takes to compete against the current title holders. There will be a Boston Tea Party following the game. Hockey enthusiasts and sports fans will definitely enjoy the banter of good old fashioned rivalry between the elder lemons and the young Cup winners. So come along on Sunday, 26th February, 4pm. All donations will be gratefully accepted.

Second Year Public Speaking

The Semi Finals of the Second Year Public Speaking will take place after the mid term break. The students will be waxing lyrical on the topic ‘It’s a Rich Man’s World.’ The finalists include Leah Phelan, Zoe Bracken, Anna Bradish, Erica Ryan, Victoria Cottrell, Ella Ryan and Ella Finlay. The three best speakers will go forward to the Final.

Written By Nora Tuohy