Gael Linn Debating
Congratulations to Senior and Junior Gael Linn Debaters who both succeeded to the next stage of the competition. The Seniors, Caitríona O’Sullivan, Erica Carroll and Sinéad Lynch opposed the motion ‘Parathas turasóireachta í Éire’, Ireland is a tourist paradise’. They were up against St. Anne’s, Tipperary town and Loreto Clonmel and so did well to come through this tough first round.
The Junior team of Zoe Bracken, Jennifer Murphy and Rachel Madden argued, with great flair, that ‘The Rose of Tralee should be ended’ or as gaeilge, ‘Ba cheart deireadh a chuir leis an comórtas Rós Thrá Lí’. They overcame opposition from Scoil Mhuire and Augustinians, Dungarvan.
The Senior footballers are proving their mettle this season with a number of important victories that see them through to a Munster quarter-final. Just before the midterm they played Doon in the Durlás Óg grounds with goals from captain Ciara Nyland, Eimear McGrath and a hat trick from Niamh Keane. Keeper Emma Kennedy made some crucial saves from a relentlessly attacking Limerick side. The Ursulines finished the day out with a tally of 5-10 to Doon 5-6.
The same Senior C team travelled to Glenroe to compete against Mallow side Boherbue this week. The Ursuline managed a four point win with a score line of 2-17 – 4-7. Niamh Long and Lauren Murtagh battled throughout and Eimear McGrath got an impressive 9 point tally.
The Senior B’s beat Villiers on Tuesday, November 7 by an impressive 6-0. The Minor B’s won against Castletroy 5-0.
The First Year 1and 2 teams also won in their matches against Villiers. The final score in both games being UCT 3 – 0 Villiers. First Year Team 3 game finished in a nil all draw against Castetroy.
Well done to students from the Leaving Cert class of 2017 who have achieved scholarships and awards based on their academic achievements. Sarah Jane Carroll and Rebecca Lynch have been selected for UCD Academic High Achiever awards. Clíodhna Heenan and Constance Quinlan have been identified by Trinity College for Entrance Exhibition Awards and Esha Hourihane Clancy has been chosen for an Intel Women in Technology Scholarship.
There was a valiant effort from the Senior Camogie Team in the first round of the Munster Championship. They played Doon, who proved to be an impressive opposition on the day, coming out on top 4-12 – 2-5.
Comhairle na nÓg
TY students Síobhan Green and Aislinn Maher have been elected to Comhairle na Nóg for a two year term. They join fellow Ursuline student Sarah Barrett who is serving in her second term on the Tipperary youth council.
The TY’s were treated to a fun hairstyling workshop this week with Ann O’Reilly. Each student had a mannequin ‘head’ and Ann taught them how to upstyle, plait and braid. It was both practical and enjoyable.
On Thursday, November 9 all four TY groups headed to support Cashel Community School’s production of Beauty and the Beast. They thoroughly enjoyed the show and thanks to Cashel for the invite.
Next week the TY’s are on work experience and thanks to all the employers who have offered placements to Ursuline students.
Mad Hatters Maths
There were many colourful maths themed hats on display last week to celebrate all things numerical. Well done to Second Year winner Cathy Hogan.
The U19’s had a tough home game against Scoil Chríosf Rí, Portlaoise and the final score was UCT 29-52 Portlaoise. Seniors also played Mullingar this week and Cadets played Templemore but unfortunately neither team were successful in these games.