March 11, 2013


Students who achieved an A grade in Junior Certificate Business Studies were invited to an awards ceremony in the University of Limerick this week. In all there were twenty three students who achieved an A grade, however not all students were able to travel on the night but for those who did there was a real treat in store as rugby star Paul O’Connell was the quest speaker. Congratulations to all the students involved and indeed their teachers.


To mark World Tree Week this week the Green Schools’ Committee tied yellow ribbons to some of the trees on the school grounds. The Green Schools’ Committee are currently working towards achieving their five flag which is related to biodiversity.



Following the success of the film workshops earlier in the year the Transition Year students directed and produced numerous films that were consequently entered in various film competitions. And L.A. here we come!! during the week the TY students participated in the Fresh Films Festival, there were 450 entrants of which 20 films were chosen to for the regional finals. All six Ursuline films were chosen to forward to the Regional Final. The Region Final took place in the Triskel Arts Centre, Cork. The students were delighted to see their films shown on the Big Screen. One of the film from the Ursuline was selected for the National Final which will take place next week in the Odean Cinema, Limerick. The film is called “Maria Hears Moo”. Good luck to the girls, maybe their moment on the Big Screen will lead to Oscar moments!


The Regional Finals of the Student Enterprise Awards were held In the Abbey Court, Nenagh this week. The Ursuline Mini-Companies won three of the four senior categories. First prize went to EZA Science; a Junior Certificate Science App created by one of the Ursuline Mini-Companies. The Ursuline group, Anjel Cosmetics, took second place with their beauty products, while Eire I Mo Chroi received an innovation award. The mini companies were also involved in the Get Up and Go business competitions this week. Teen Beauty Co. qualified in Athlone for the National Final while Dress for Less and Eire I Mo Chroi made it through the Galway competition to qualify for the National Final. All of the Mini-companies have put huge effort into their business plans, marketing and sales so they will undoubtedly do the school proud in the National Finals.


As part of Fair Trade week the TY students attended seminars in Tipperary Institute about Fair Trade. The conferences proved very enlightening and will, undoubtedly, inform the students in relation to their consumer choices and making good choices.



Huge congratulations to the Junior Camogie team who played in the Munster Quarter Final of the Junior B plate competition this week. The Ursuline team took on Coachford with ferocious hunger for victory and managed to notch up 3 goals and a point against the adversary’s goal and four points. Great camogie was played and the girls were deserving winners at full time. Well done to the team and their coach, Ms. Hogan.


The Senior A Cup Munster Final was played in Rockwell College this week against Crescent Comprehensive. The Ursuline girls were shaken at the start by an early goal against them but they laboured hard to equalise. Alas victory was not to fall to the Ursuline girls despite their gallant efforts and Crescent Comprehensive claimed the match 3-1 in the end. Although the result was not in their favour it must be said that the team played outstanding hockey and really gave it their all. Well done girls.

Written By Nora Tuohy