May 4, 2018

Gaelic Football
Congratulations to our First Year Gaelic Footballers to were crowned Munster B Champions at a blitz in Mallow last week. They travelled to the Complex on May 2nd to compete in the Munster Schools First Year Blitz. With over forty schools competing the standard of football was very high. Ursuline A won their first match comprehensively against Carrigaline with standout performances from Kate Ryan and Elaine Frawley in the backs and Grace Murtagh in midfield. In the next match UCT lost narrowly to Youghal having failed to convert a lot of chances set up by Anna Duggan and Anna McCartan. In the semi-final, against Milltown from Clare, the girls were up against it and the score line at the end of full time was all square, 1-1 a piece. During extra time both defensive lines were superb and the game remained a draw. The game went to kicks. Milltown missed the first kick and Ursuline sent up Clodagh Morris, who had been outstanding all day. She duly obliged by pointing over the black spot. Milltown and Ursuline both missed their second kick. Milltown scored their third kick but Ann McDonnell sent the Thurles side into the final when she stepped up the mark. In the final, against Mercy Mounthawk there was only a point between the sides at half time. Ursuline started the second half brightly and within a few minutes Emma McCabe had hit the back of the net twice. The first year team were delighted with their win of 3-3 to 1-1. This is a great achievement for them and builds on the success of winning the Munster ‘A’ last year.

The youngest camogie players in the school secured their place in the Munster Schools First Year Blitz to take place in Mallow after a convincing win in the Tipperary Schools Camogie Blitz in Thurles Sarsfield on Thursday, 3 May. Ursuline beat Borrisokane in the final. They were delighted to get this opportunity to play together as a team.

The UCT athletes were out in force at the South East Munsters’ on Wednesday, 2 May. The Ursuline successfully scooped three gold medals. Anna Ryan, Junior Cert, came first in the Pole Vault setting a new South East record. She also took gold in the shot putt. Louise Hickey, First Year, came first in the Junior 200 metres final. Other medal winners included Marion Gillman, Junior Cert, who was second in the 100 metres Intermediate Final and Emma Osborne, Junior Cert, who picked up the silver in the U16 mile.

The TY’s attended a very informative workshop in LIT on Wednesday, 2 May on road safety. They heard people speaking on the forensic work that takes place at the scene of a crash and also heard a survivor tell his story. Through the use of a simulator the students got to experience the horror of a car crash. It was a most educational day for the TY’s and thanks to the local Garda traffic corps for organising this event.

The Ursuline had five projects entered into scifest on Thursday, 3 May. Congratulations to Emma Jayne Burke, Kate Williams and Anna Downey who won the Environmental Award for their investigation into how the extraction of resveratrol from Japanese knotweed could be used as a biofuel. The other teams entered included Ella Flynn, Orla Cornally and Laura Mockler who investigated the amount of time primary school children spend gaming. Eabha Brennan, Maria Brennan and Aoife Carroll investigated the effect of various milks on acne. Rachel Butler and Kate Ryan did research into how well Irish people can distinguish between the various different types of tea. Niamh Casey and Elaine Chute looked at how the International Phonetic Alphabet could be applied to the teaching of foreign languages. Well done to all the TY’s who participated and who successfully brought their investigations to project stage.

Alice Meagher talk in ‘The Source’
The Fifth and Sixth Year Art students were delighted to be invited to ‘The Source’ to hear artist Alice Meagher talk about her work and what inspires her prints and sculptures. The also got a chance to see Alice’s exhibition in the ‘The Source’ and it gave them great insight into the work of an artist.

The Minor As lost to Crescent in the League Final on Monday, April 30. The game finished 3-1. The Minor Bs played the Cup Final against Crescent, losing on strokes in the end.

Written By Nora Tuohy