January 18, 2018

Sisters of the Order of the Family of Mary
The school was delighted to welcome four sisters from the Order of the Family of Mary who were in Thurles last week for the first mass of Fr. Niall O’Riordan. Fr. O’Riordan, a native of Thurles parish was ordained in Rome before Christmas. The sisters spoke to each year group about happiness. They talked about the difference between momentary happiness that fades over time and the deep rooted happiness that lasts much longer. The sisters showed the girls a picture of our Lady of all Nations and had a prayer card for each student. Their message to the students was to listen to God’s voice in their heart and have the courage to follow it.

On Tuesday night some of our Sixth Year students received their silver medals at a Gaisce awards ceremony in The Source. The school was delighted that 11 students received silver medal for the four tasks they completed last year. On the night the students in attendance enjoyed music and a wonderful motivational speech from Muster Rugby player Niall Scannell. Thanks to Ms. Egan and Ms. Bourke for their tireless promotion of the President’s Award in the school.

Six team’s from the Ursuline competed in the Tipperary Badminton Championships held in the Presentation Thurles on Wednesday January 17. The girls ranging from second year to fifth year were entered in the under 16 and under 19 competitions. All teams showed great skill and sportsmanship throughout the day with one team making it to the final. The U16 A team comprising of Katie Rudding Barnes, Niamh McCormack, KellyAnn Ryan and Nonie Lavelle, displayed great skill to come through the group stages and fought hard to get to the final. They came up against a skilled Nenagh side and despite showing great heart the girls had to be content with the runner up spot. However they still qualify to represent Tipperary in the Division 2 Munster Championship in University of Limerick on Thursday January 25. Best of Luck to them.


There were two teams who attended the Bond Trader event run by the Bank of Ireland on Tuesday, January 16. Congratulations to Isobel Quirk, Mimi O’Grady, Elma McEvoy, Kerry Tierney and Caitríona O’Sullivan who won the competition after completing tasks based on risk assessment and supply and demand.

The TY’s had a two day intensive workshop on first aid given by Christina Dwyer learning vital skills to do with bandaging, burns and first response.

The Senior As and Junior As both had success last week when they travelled to Cork to take on Scoil Mhuire.
Senior As won their quarter cup final by 1-0  with Eimear Heffernan scoring the goal. Junior As came away with a 2-1 win.

Written By Nora Tuohy