November 7, 2019

University Scholarships
Well done to the Ursuline students from the class of 2019 who have received university scholarships based on their outstanding Leaving Certificate results. Caitríona Timmins and Katie Morrissey have both been awarded UCD Entrance Scholarship. Erika Carroll has been chosen to receive a Trinity Entrance Scholarship. Niamh Hickey, the recipient of the Dr Aisling Butler Memorial Bursary, is also to receive the JP McManus All Ireland Scholarship which supports gifted students across Ireland. Best of luck to the girls as they begin on their chosen career paths.

Congratulations to Maria Connolly, Eimear Bourke,, Grainne Long, Emma Dunphy, Emily Kavanagh and Eimear McGrath, members of the Munster Inter-Pro Camogie team who represented their school and province before the midterm break.

The Junior camogie team played Borrisokane in St Patrick’s College on Tuesday, 5 November. It was an exciting game with plenty of scores from both sides to keep the play moving. The final score was 8-7 to 6-3 in favour of UCT.

The First Years played a challenge against the Presentation Thurles last week. It was a great day out and an opportunity for the players to show coaches their skill level.

There was plenty of action on the Astro turf last week with four Ursuline teams coming head to head with Kilkenny College and the Senior As and Junior As taking on their counterparts from Laurel Hill Secondary School. In the A games the Seniors had a decisive win, beating the Shannonsiders 6-0. Scores were courtesy of Anna Downey who found the net twice, Emily Kavanagh Emma O’Mara, Ciara Kelly and Andrea Hally. The Junior As ended their battle in a 2-2 draw. The Ursuline goal scorers on this occasion were Kate Ryan and Anna McCartan. On Wednesday, 6 November the Junior Bs won their match against Kilkenny 7-0. The Junior Cs left an even bigger deficit between the sides with their 9-0 win. In the other games the Minor As and Minor Cs came through on scorelines of 2-0 and 2-1 respectively. Well done to all involved.

The TYs had a haircare and hairstyling workshop on Monday and Tuesday last week. This popular programme was delivered by Anne O’Reilly of Rootine. Students learned the do’s and don’ts of looking after their locks and got a chance to practice up styling on mannequin heads. It was a most enjoyable and practical workshop.

It has been a fantastic year for Fifth Year student and horsing enthusiast Olivia Swan. Her successful year culminated in her receiving the Leading Munster Pony Rider of the Year Award at a reception held in Ballykisteen Hotel recently. This award was in recognition of her two Eventing Ireland International wins on her pony Rockon Pedro. Olivia’s equestrian talent meant she was selected to represent Ireland at the European Championships in Strzegom Poland in August, where the pair finished in thirteenth place. Well done to Olivia on her shining success.

Well done to the First Year Futsol Soccer team who finished in the runner up spot in the County Final just before the mid-term break. The students played so well just missing out on the top spot.

Written By Nora Tuohy