January 27, 2013

This week marked a very important date in the Ursuline calendar as the school celebrated the Feast Day of Saint Angela. The Religious Education Department organised a very touching prayer service which was delivered over the Intercom to the school. The service was beautifully enhanced by song and instrumental music provided by the Music Department and students.

Gael Linn Debating

Congratulations to the Senior Irish debating team who were successful this week in getting through to the Regional Final of the Gael Linn Irish Debating Competition. Jenny Kelly, Laura Connolly and Aisling Ryan did an astounding job in convincing the adjudicators that “The Gathering is a scam” or ‘as gaelige’; “Camscéim atá, dTostal na hEireann”. The competition took place in the Dolmen Hotel, Carlow and details of the Regional Final are yet to be released.

Concern Debating

The Concern Debating team will face Laurel Hill Colaiste on Tuesday, January 29 in Limerick. The team is currently researching the topic and preparing for rebuttals and refutations. The Ursuline team will oppose the motion that “The world is unable to sustain its growing population.” The team is composed of Leah Carroll, Roisin Putti, Kora Delany, Katie Cody, Sarah Brennan and Roisin Heenan.

Transition Year

Transition Year students were very busy again this week as they did First Aid Workshops. This is undoubtedly a very important skill for Transition Year students and they found the course extremely interesting and beneficial.

SPORTS

Camogie

The Senior Camogie team took on Carrick-on-Suir in the Intermediate League this week. The match was a crucial match as it was a Munster Semi-final and it was played in Thurles. Despite playing a very skilful game with great heart the Ursuline girls were defeated 2-5 to 5-5. Congratulations to the girls for reaching this stage of the competition and for putting in such hard work during the year.

Hockey

The Senior B team played a Cup match this week against Villiers, Limerick. They were very closely matched adversaries but thankfully the Ursuline team edged ahead and took the victory 2-1. The Junior B1 team also played against Villiers, it was a challenging match from the off with both teams battling to score. After an entertaining match the teams finished with a draw match, 1-1.

Written By Nora Tuohy