January 20, 2013

This week was indeed a busy week as regards sports with two hockey Cup matches, the County Badminton Championships, the U-16 basket ball play-offs in Galway and numerous hockey League matches.

TY RETREATS

Transition Year students had a most enjoyable and insightful day as they participated in a retreat day which was facilitated by the Pure In Heart Retreat Group.

HOCKEY CUP MATCHES

The Junior A team played Crescent College. Limerick in the first round of the Cup but unfortunately the team got off to a bad start and struggled to regain ground during the match. The game ended on a 2-1 score in favour of the Crescent. Well done to the team who put in so much hard work since September.

The Junior B team also played a Cup match against Laurel Hill Colaiste, Limerick during the week. They played very impressively to take a 5-0 victory. Congratulations to the girls on a great game.

The Senior A team journeyed to Cork on Friday last to face Scoil Mhuire in the Cup Semi-Final. The girls battled ferociously to take a 2-0 victory and are now in training for the Cup final. The team are awaiting results of the Crescent V Mount Mercy match in order to find out who their adversary will be in the final. Great match girls and good luck with preparations for the final.

HOCKEY LEAGUE MATCHES

The Junior B2 team played St. Anne’s, Tipperary Town, this week and narrowly beat them 1-0 after a nail-biting match. Meanwhile the Second Year A team had a great match against Crescent College, Limerick and won the match 5-0. First Year teams also had an eventful week as the First Year (Spain) team won 2-0 against St. Anne’s, Tipperary Town. First Year (Germany) played Laurel Hill Colaiste and were also successful on the day; claiming a 1-0 victory.

COUNTY BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIPS

Last Wednesday Ursuline girls took part in the Badminton Tournament in Clonmel under the Senior, U16 and U14 categories. All of the girls played very well with the Senior team coming in as runners up.

U16 ALL IRELAND BASKETBALL PLAY OFFS

On Saturday the U16 basketball team headed to NUI Galway to participate in the All Ireland play offs. The team had a great win over Colaiste Iognaid but unfortunately they were unsuccessful against St. Louis, Monaghan and Glanmire Community College. The competition on the day was fierce with all teams hungrily vying for places in the final, well done to the girls for participating with such spirit.

Written By Nora Tuohy