The Ursuline School Show, Sister Act
With opening night on Saturday, 19 October, Sister Act, this year’s Ursuline School Show is shaping up to be a musical feast. The cast of over 200 students from Third Year, TY, Fifth Year and Sixth Year are singing with zest, dancing with pep and enjoying rehearsals in the lead up to this spectacular show. There will be loads of comedy from big personalities, singing the big show stopping tunes accompanied by a professional orchestra. It will be a fantastic night’s entertainment so don’t miss out. Tickets will be on sale at the Main School Office from Monday, 14th October or to reserve seats ring 0504-22147.
The Ursuline Senior footballers beat STN Doon in their first championship debut of the season. The game, played in Clonoulty, saw the Thurles contenders dominate in the first half with the first five scores resulting in goals. Those finding the back of the net included Marian Gillman, Roisin Bambrick, Kate O’Connor, Niamh O’Dwyer and Eimear Heffernan. Eimear McGrath was ever reliable on set piece duty and had three points to her name before the half time whistle. STN Doon responded by scoring four well-worked points. However Niamh O’Dwyer was on hand to add two further goals for Ursuline to complete her hatrick of the day. Anna Downey was impressive in midfield, accurately placing three points from distance. Doon in the meantime scored three points but Ursuline were on a roll, clocking up a further 3-2 from Kate O Connor 1-1, Roisin Bambrick 1-0, Erin Bourke 1-0 and Eimear Heffernan 0-1. The half time scoreboard read Ursuline 11-7 Doon 0-7. Doon started the second half brightly by scoring 2-2 within the first 10 minutes. Anna Downey extended the Ursuline lead by a point while Stephanie Dwan added a goal with 15 minutes remaining. Doon kept battling to the end adding four more points to their tally. However, Sarah Mae Crosse put further daylight between the teams by raising the green flag. Ursuline put away three more points and the game ended with Ursuline 13-10 STN Doon 2-13. Ursuline will take on Glanmire CC and Abbeyfeale in the remaining two group games.
First thing on Monday morning, 7 October, the Senior Camogie team headed to Cork to meet Bandon side Coláiste na Toirbhirte in the second round of the Munster A Championship. The long bus journey south was worth it in the end with Ursuline coming out on top 2-16 to Bandon 1-2.
Tipperary LGFA First Year Blitz
Two teams of enthusiastic First Year Footballers did themselves and the school proud in the Tipperary LGFA Football Blitz held in Rockwell on Tuesday, 8 October. The Ursuline first team beat strong contenders Loreto Clonmel in the A final by 4-5 to 1-5 to lift the first cup of the year for the school. They played their socks off with exceptional performances from all 16 girls on the Blue panel team.
The second Ursuline team, the Reds, also had a great day out with some fine displays of football and teamwork. They had a decisive win against Clonmel in their group.
Munster Schools Golf
Congratulations to Beatriz Rodriguez Ariza, Amy Mangan and Siobhan Doran who came second in the Muster School’s Golf Tournament held in Charleville last week. This fantastic finish sees the trio secure a place in the All Ireland Final. Well done girls.
On Thursday, 3 October the TYs nipped across the road to The Source theatre to check out the latest comic offering from Ger Carey. The TY Comedy Tour was full of light-hearted fun and Ger’s witty observations on the daily grind, secret life and inner workings of the adolescent mind were spot on. He had the students laughing at him and with him as he explored and mimicked the habits, eccentricities and characteristics that so often feature on this stopping off point between childhood and adulthood.
The TYs had a workshop on Mathematical modelling last week given by Postgraduate Maths students and lecturers from UL. The visit aimed to help students with their Maths project work in TY. Their challenging Maths project for this term involves coming up with mathematical equations and formulas that can be applied to real life situations. The intention is for students to use Maths in a practical way such as to mathematically work out rising sea levels or discern how quickly disease can spread within a population.
Space Road Show, UL
The Space Road Show in UL was an opportunity for TYs and Fifth Years interested Physics to find out about the wide-ranging opportunities provided by Space science and space exploration. The first speaker of the day was current Ms Universe Ireland, Fionnghuala O’Reilly who works as a datanaut – a data analyst for NASA. They heard from a space architect who discussed the kind of building materials that would be necessary for the habitation of other planets. Other speakers included a film-maker and cartoonist with an interest in space themed street art and a man who works for the European Space Agency. It was a great day out for those with a serious interest in physics and the science of the universe.