The Ursuline brought a small team of 12 to the track in Waterford last week. The Minor Girls’ team was led by Anna Ryan and Anna led it in style with a great double gold. She won the long jump with a jump of 4.76 metres. This was followed up by 2.30 in the Pole Vault. Anna is our first ever competitor in the Pole Vault and one to look out for in the future! The Minor team of Aisling O’Sullivan, Anna Ryan, Leah Stack and Emma Roche ran well but were out of the medals in the 4×100 relay.
The Intermediate team, led by Claire Rafter, had one of their best days yet. Claire won the 800m and followed this with gold in the 1500m. Niamh Rafter, following in the footsteps of her sister Eileen, had a fine win in the Under 16 mile. Eimear Delargy won 2 bronze medals at 300m and 800m. The relay team of Claire, Niamh, Zara O’Donnell and Lauren Murtagh was just pipped on the line for the silver medal.
In the Senior Girls, Breana O’ Gorman had 2 great silver medals in the 1500m and the shot putt. Our team captain Aoife Delargy won gold in the 800m and silver in the 400m. Emma Doyle had an excellent victory in the High Jump.
Overall, nine of the twelve team members came home with medals and have qualified for the Munster Schools Championship which takes place in Waterford on May 21. Well done on a successful day out and good luck in the Munsters.
Congratulations to Leanne Donegan and Constance Quinlan who were awarded the prize of North Munster Regional Finalists of the Green Schools Ambassador programme for their work on the theme of Water in school. On Wednesday, May 4, they travelled to Dublin to receive their award. The ceremony included talks from Dr Michael John O’Mahony, the Director of An Taisce’s Education Unit, and Mr. Jerry Grant, Managing Director of Irish Water.
They were then presented with a trophy, a certificate and a Kindle Fire each. They really enjoyed the programme, and hope to continue their work on water in the future.
The Junior Certs will be debating next week and there are six teams who will be arguing the pros and cons of the motion “Science holds all the answers for mankind.” Those teams proposing the motion are comprised of Tara Walsh, Clara Timmins and Melissa Odlum; Mary Kate Barrett, Gemma O’Dwyer and Vivienne O’Keefe; Alanna Doyle, Stephanie Kelly and Hazel McEnery. The opposing teams are Erica Carroll, Lauren Cloonan-Fennelly and India Leonard; Dervla Lanigan, Hannah Murphy and Sarah Bourke; Henny Sheeran, Jane Hyland and Anna Neilan. Thanks to Ms. Quinn for organising this in-school competition which gives students a chance to debate and hone their oratorical skills.
The Second Year B team played the Ursuline, Waterford last week beating them 5 – 0. The First Year Green and Red team also played their sister school from Waterford and won by even greater odds of 8 – 0. Well done to all involved.
The annual in-school Rounders tournament started in the last few weeks and tensions are running high. The teams are organised along parish lines and old rivalries are in evidence as everyone wants their parish rounders team to win. It’s all a bit of end of year fun in the sun, thanks to Ms. Cregan.