May 26, 2014


The Child of Mary Mass took place last week to mark the graduation of the current Sixth Year students. The mass proved a most poignant occasion with music and liturgical dance chosen by the students. The readings and reflections of the mass were selected and developed by the students in collaboration with the Religious Education and Music Departments; beautiful art symbols deepened the significance of the theme chosen by the students. Undoubtedly the mass was enjoyed by all the other students of the school, the staff, families of the Sixth Years and the wider school community. The school wishes the Sixth Years all the best in the Leaving Certificate examinations and in the years to come.


Transition Year Evening took place last Tuesday and it was a great success. Transition Year students displayed their year’s work in their portfolios and also set up displays in all the subject areas to show all the work that they had done during their busy year. Project work decorated the hall and all those who attended the event were extremely impressed by the standard of work on display. Transition Year students also spoke about their experiences during the year and the evening was enhanced by various musical performances.


Transition Year students have a great week ahead as they will head to London for a few fun-filled days. During their stay in London the students will visit all the tourist hotspots such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, the London Eye, Madame Tussauds and Covent Garden. In addition the students will have the opportunity to see a show, this year they are going to see Mama Mia. Finally the students will enjoy an action-packed day in Thorpe Park before they return home. No doubt the students will enjoy these few days as they have been eagerly saving since the start of the year for the trip.


Transition Year students will run and walk the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon on Monday, June 2 in Dublin. A huge number of the students registered to take part again this year and it really shows their great spirit in supporting worthwhile causes.


Two Ursuline football teams headed off to the County U-14 Football Blitz. The Ursuline B team played Rockwell first but lost the match to a stronger side: 1-1 to 1-7. The B team then faced a determined Killenaule team, the opposing proved challenging adversaries and the match ended 0-2 to 0-7 in favour of Killenaule. Despite Trojan efforts the B team didn’t manage to make it to the final rounds of the blitz.

The Ursuline A team played Presentation Clonmel in their first match, narrowly taking victory by a point: 0-3 to 0-2. The A team then played Cashel in very exciting game, both teams scoring well to finish on a 3-3 draw. The Ursuline team then took on Presentation Thurles; again it proved to be another trying match with Presentation coming out on top: 2-1 to 3-2. However the Ursuline team had accumulated enough points to advance to the semi-final. In the semi-final the Ursuline A team met the Presentation Thurles yet again, this time play went their way and the Ursuline girls finished 4-1 to 2-0. The final was played between the Ursuline A team and Cashel, both side were equally matched and the win was narrowly snatched by the Ursuline team: 3-1 to 3-0. Well done to all the football players involved.

Written By Nora Tuohy