March 16, 2013


Congratulations to the Transition Year students Rebecca Chute, Treise Gleeson, Mary Claire Fitzgerald and Tanya Moore who have qualified for the National Final of the BOI Gathering TY Film Competition. The girls produced, edited and starred in a film that centres on the attractions of Thurles. In order for the girl to win they need your votes. Please google “the gathering TY film”, then open the Bank of Ireland page and follow the prompt to vote. You need a Youtube account or a gmail account in order to be allowed to vote but if you don’t have an account it only takes two minutes to set one up. Please go on line, watch the film and vote; the students involved have worked very hard to create this short film so they would appreciate your support. GET VOTING NOW!!!


More Ursuline Mini-companies headed to the GET UP AND GO COMPETITION Regional finals this week and their businesses were so well organised and pitched that they were chosen to go forward to the National Final. Anjel Cosmetics and Fully Charged Products were both successful and they will now compete in the National Final which will take place in Naas on May 1. Well done to our young entrepreneurs and hopefully their well designed products will impress the judges at the final.


There were howls of laughter and a lot of tapping toes in the hall this week as two lovely dancing instructors arrived to show the First Year students how to do a few Sean Nós moves. The girls were all beginners and thoroughly embraced the opportunity to learn the steps together. There were giggles as some girls used the wrong foot or tripped over their own feet while trying to copy the high-energy steps. In all a great day was had as the students really enjoyed their taste of this traditional Irish dance form, hopefully they used it on St. Patrick’s Day to impress everybody!



Congratulations to Ciara Cummins who won the 1200m Intermediate Girls’ Title in the recent Indoor Munster Schools Championship. Eileen Rafter also had great success as she followed up her recent 4.46 Silver medal in the British Indoor Championships with another Silver medal, this time in the 600 m. Last Saturday, March 9, the Intermediate Team headed to Belfast to compete in the All-Ireland Cross-Country Championship. The team was comprised of Orla Healy, Eimear Loughman, Aoife Delargy, Sylvia O’Donnell, Ciara Cummins and Eileen Rafter. The girls acquitted themselves very well in very muddy conditions and came in joint-third but were awarded fourth place after countback. Eileen finished in eleventh place and unfortunately just missed out on a place on the Irish Team. Well done girls, great results.


The First Year teams had a very busy hockey week as the First Year France and Portugal teams took on Villiers, Limerick. First Year France beat Villiers 1-0 and played with real skill, showing how well they are progressing as hockey players. First year Portugal also had a great win over Villiers as they scored 5 goals while the Villiers team was unable to find the back of the net. Undoubtedly the First Year players are showing promise.

The Second Year A3 team also took on their Villiers counterparts and proved themselves to be well on target as they notched up a 5-0 score line. Well done girls, great results all round.


The tennis season has started and avid tennis players have been out on the courts polishing up their skills. The season got off to a great start this week as the Under-14 team hit the courts to play against Laurel Hill Colaiste. Ruth Hassett, Megan Hayes, Irene Flynn and Jane Anne Fitzgerald showed great determination and accuracy as they took the win 3-0. Now that the tennis league has started maybe the sun will appear for the next match.

Written By Nora Tuohy