March 31, 2014

HOCKEY HANDS’ MINI-COMPANY FEATURE IN THE SUNDAY TIMES

The Transition Year Mini-Company Hockey Hands are representing North Tipperary in the Student Enterprise Awards on Wednesday 2 in Croke Park. The Mini-Company team were chosen by the Irish Times to feature in their business section last Sunday due to their business prowess. Photographers visited the school last week to do a photo shoot and the girls involved were also invited to Croke Park on Sunday to participate in promotional activities. Well done to the company members and their teacher, Ms Anne Marie Burke. The school wishes all those participating in Wednesday’s competition the best of luck.

CONCERN DEBATING ALL-IRELAND QUARTER FINALS

Having debated very well to date the Concern Debating team is debating in the All-Ireland quarter final on Wednesday 2 in the Pembroke Hotel, Kilkenny at 7.30pm. The Ursuline girls will propose the motion that “China is good for Africa” while Colaiste Bhride, Carnew, Co. Wicklow will oppose the motion. The team will be led by Leah Carroll who has captained the team all year; she will be ably supported by Clodagh Nash, Roisin Putti, Rose Cantillon and Simone Gordon. Since the motion was confirmed ten days ago the girls have worked tirelessly investigating the topic at hand. Well done to the team for having progressed so well in the competition.

FIRST YEAR RETREAT

First Year students participated in a retreat this week, the retreat was facilitated by The Mustard Seed Retreat Group. For many First Year students it was a completely new experience and they embraced it with enthusiasm. Retreats offer students an opportunity to develop spiritually as they travel through school life and they benefit greatly from the opportunity to learn how to reflect and meditate.

SPORTS

HOCKEY

The Second Year A team had a great victory in the League Final against Laurel Hill Colaiste this week, finishing 4-0. The Second Year B1 team was equally successful, beating Laurel Hill Colaiste 10-0. The First Year Blue team also played against Laurel Hill Colaiste, they won their match 3-0.

Written By Nora Tuohy