November 4, 2013


There were tears and sadness as the curtains fell for the final night on the Ursuline’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Undoubtedly it was a show that evoked great interest among the students while the music inspired a real love for the show. The students proved themselves to be so hardworking and dedicated during the production, their diligence resulted in a truly spectacular show. Many thanks to those who sponsored prizes for the raffles and supported the musical by attending in such impressive numbers. Thanks also to the cast members’ parents who also invested a lot of time in making sure that students were available for rehearsals. Well done to all involved!


Congratulations to three of last year’s Leaving Certificate students who are to receive Entrance Scholarships. Emily Binchy, Julia Gibbons and Slaney Ronan are to be acknowledged during the UCD Entrance Scholars Awards on Monday, November 11 at 6p.m. in UCD O’Reilly Hall. The scholarship is awarded to those who achieved 560 points or more in their Leaving Certificate. The awards are part of UCD’s initiatives to recognise exceptional students. The school would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the girls on their outstanding achievement and to wish them well as they continue their studies in UCD.


The regional final for the Poetry Aloud Competition was held in the Ursuline Secondary School on October 24. Over ninety students participated in the competition which aims to promote a love of poetry among secondary school students. The semi-final will be held in Dublin, the date is yet to be confirmed. On the day competitors were vying for six semi-final places. Three of those places went to Ursuline students; Ericka Carroll (First Year), Megan Hayes (Second Year) and Lucy Bell (Second Year). Congratulations to all those who participated and good luck to the girls going forward to the semi-final.


This week will see the Concern Debate team face their first adversary. The girls will propose the motion that “Aid to developing countries is a luxury Ireland cannot afford”. The Abbey CBS Tipperary will oppose the motion. The team will be captained by Leah Carroll while Roisin Putti, Clodagh Nash and Katie Cody will do their utmost to ensure that the CBS’s claims are refuted by their excellent arguments. The debate will take place on Thursday, November 7 at 7.30p.m. The team are also supported by team members Simone Gordon and Rose Cantilllon.


The week before mid-term was again a busy week for the basketball teams. The Under-16 B Cup team played Carrigaline but were unfortunate to be beaten 42-22 despite gallant efforts. The Under-19 B Cup team were also on the court against Ennistymon. The scoring was high in this match with the Ursuline team putting an impressive 31 points on the score board. However they were five points behind Ennistymon when the final whistle blew, the game ended 31-36 with Ennistymon claiming the victory.

Written By Nora Tuohy