The annual Musical Evening took place in the Sr Ursula Memorial Hall on Wednesday, 8 May. It was a pageant of music with something to suit every taste. Both school Choirs – Chamber and Cecilian sang and wowed the audiences with their repertoires that have proved so successful for them in competition this year. Chamber Choir won the Adjudicator’s prize at the recent Cork Choral Festival and Cecilian Choir won Limerick Choral Festival for the third year in a row. Other musical treats on the night included Junior and Senior Orchestra, soloists in a range of instruments including piano, harp, flute, cello and saxophone, trad groups and a variation of voice styles. Thanks to all the teachers from St Angela’s Academy of Music, Sr Cecilia, Ms J Butler, Ms Quinn and Ms Barry from the Music Department for all their hard work in making the evening the outstanding success it always is.
The First Year Camogie players competed in the Munster Blitz on Wednesday, 8 May in Mallow. The first team beat Blarney. Cashel and Laurel Hill proved to be more of a challenge in this group. The second team got as far as the semi-final stage beating Borrisokane and Fermoy in their group games. This saw them qualify from their group games for the semi-final but lost to Middleton by a point. A great day out was had by all the girls and there was some fabulous displays of skill and grit by all who participated. Thanks to Camogie coaches this year Ms O’Friel and Ms Hogan for all their hard work and effort.
The end of year Transition Year trip happened last week with all three classes and their tutors heading off to Dublin and Belfast for a jam-packed schedule of fun and sightseeing. They attended the Junk Kouture National Final on Thursday, 2 May in the 3Arena to cheer on their fellow TYs Caitlin Power, Nora Brennan and Cora Norton and their fabulous design ‘A Shoulder to Crayon’. The tour took in the Viking Splash, Tayto Park, the Belfast Titanic Museum and a bus tour of Belfast. They had a brilliant time with fab weather thrown in for good measure.
The Charities Committee organised a fun run on Thursday, 9 May to raise money for the ISPCC and Cameo Care. The whole school got on their runners and pounded the pavements around the town and along the Jimmy Doyle Road. It was brilliant for fun and fitness. Cameo Care is a local charity caring for people with Dementia while the ISPCC is a national organisation dedicated to Children’s rights. They collected €550 for both of these worthy causes.