October 14, 2013


The finishing touches are being added to the set, the lines have been learnt and the harmonies perfected. On Saturday the curtains will open on the Ursuline’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar. There is much anticipation as the cast and chorus prepare to give it their all during these final few days of rehearsals. Breffni Fitzpatrick has the beautiful role of Jesus while Roisin Heenan will play Judas; both of these parts include fantastic songs which these two girls perform to perfection. Breffni’s rendition of “Gethsemane”, “What’s the buzz/Strange thing, Mystifying”, “The Temple” and “Crucifixion” will be particularly memorable. While Roisin will perform “Heaven on their minds”, “Damned for all Time” and “Superstar” as part of her role. Simon will be played by Irene Sullivan and the role of Peter is in the capable hands of Adrienne Kelly. Julia Buckley is playing the part of Andrew, Ciara Fogarty is playing the part of James while the roles of John and Philip are being played by Ann Marie O’Dwyer and Ellen Lanigan. Aoife Phelan, Sarah Timmons, Nicola Scott and Leah Murphy will play the roles of Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas and James respectively. The parts of Jude and Caiaphas are being played by Cait Ryan and Anna Slattery-Fitzgerald while Claire Russell is to play the part of Annas. Rose Cantillon and Sarah Hennessey are to play the powerful characters of Pilate and Herod respectively. The poignant role of Mary Magdalene will be powerfully interpreted by Aisling Quirke, one of the few female roles in the musical but one with great resonance. Aisling will perform “I don’t know how to love him” as part of her role. Best of luck to the cast and chorus as they get ready to hit the stage and wow audiences with powerful song and captivating interpretations of the characters of this unforgettable musical!


The Ursuline Chamber Choir is to compete in the All Island School Choir Competition this year. The regional final is to be recorded in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth on October 23. The recording will be televised on November 10 at 17:00. The choir are currently perfecting their songs and practising diligently with Ms J. Farrell.


The Senior German Debating team are preparing for the first round of the German debating competition organised by the Goethe Institute. The first motion centres on the idea that Irish students go to school too young. The team will be debating against Scoil Mhuire agus Ide, Newcastle West.



On Saturday 19 the Ursuline Junior 7s Camogie team will head to Naomh Peregrine GAA Club in Blanchardstown to compete in the All-Ireland Junior 7s Final. There is great excitement as the girls get ready for this final; it is an amazing accomplishment so early in the school sporting year. Congratulations to the coaches Ms O. Hogan and Ms E. O’Friel who have offered great support and encouragement to the girls. The final will take place at 11.30 in the Naomh Peregrine field on Saturday morning. Good luck to the team and coaches!


The Intermediate team have also been performing particularly well this season. The team played St Joseph’s College, Borrisoleigh last week in the Intermediate League and ensured a very convincing victory by scoring 10-20 to 0-3. Borrisoleigh put up a great fight but alas everything just went right for the Ursuline girls on the day.


In the Under-19 Cup the Ursuline met Salerio, Salthill and after a gruelling match the Ursuline team won 36 points to 24. Meanwhile the Cadette team also played in a Cup game against the Presentation, Athenry. Amazing talent was witnessed on the court as the Ursuline girls took victory with 45 points to 16. Overall it has been a great start to the basketball season and hopefully it will continue!!

Written By Nora Tuohy