October 15, 2016

Joseph & the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

As opening night approaches, the temperature rises and the pace increases. The two hundred strong cast is putting the final touches to this production which opens on Saturday next, October 22 and continues on Sunday, October 23, Tuesday Oct 25 and Thursday, October 27. The show is full of familiar tunes from Andrew Lloyd Weber & Tim Rice and covers many genres of music in the course of following the fortunes of the Biblical character Joseph and his eleven rather jealous brothers.

Bookings can be made by calling 0504 22147 or by calling into the school office.

TY Trip to Kolkata

This is the second year of the school’s link up with the Hope Foundation who work in orphanages, schools and hospitals in the densely populated city of Kolkata. Thirty students from the Transition Year group expressed an interest in going on the trip as far back as March and interviews were held last week. From this process ten students have been selected to travel in March/April 2017. The students are Sarah Barrett, Romy McCarthy, Sarah Bourke, Kate Phelan, Rachel Bergin, Ciara Mockler, Erika Carroll, Jenny O’Brien, Sadhbh Leahy and Kellie Quirke. Art teacher Katie McCormack will be travelling with some of the girls. We wish them well in their fund raising over the coming weeks.

Build a Bank

Almost 40 TYs presented for interviews for the AIB Build a Bank. The standard was particularly high this year and the students were delighted to get the experience of having a formal interview. The positions were filled as follows; Manager – Lucy O’Brien, Operating Officer – Aoife Conan, Marketing Office – Michelle Ryan, Financial Controller – Gemma O’Dwyer and the Fund Roles will be undertaken by Mary Kate Barrett and Shauna Fogarty. Well done to all who had the courage to put themselves forward for interview and best wishes to our latest crop of financiers.

Comhairle n’Óg

On Thursday three representatives from TY attended the annual Comhairle n’Óg gathering held this year in the Glen of Aherlow. Erica Carroll, Gemma O’Dwyer and Sarah Barrett all put themselves forward for election onto the Comhairle with Sarah Barrett being successfully elected by her peers. She will now go on to represent the young people of Tipperary on Comhairle na n’Óg for the next two years. Well done Sarah.

Public Speaking

Emily Bourke, Michaela Kerwick, Mary Kate Barrett & travelled to Waterford last wee to take part in the Soapbox Competition which offers young people the opportunity to formulate and express their opinion of the EU. This competition usually offers interesting and varied interpretations of the EU by younger citizens. Well done to all four who spoke with conviction and passion.

In-House debating has got off to a flying start with four Second Year teams in action on Tuesday 11th. Their motion that ‘Every aspect of life is shaped by fashion’ was debated with sharpness and wit. The motion proposed by Elizabeth Grace, Laura Ryan and Katie McCarthy, was opposed by Orlaith Ryan, Katie Ruding Barnes and Sara Hayden with Eve Corbett involved as researcher. The motion was defeated. Round two saw Victoria Cottrell, Ellen Duggan and Kathy Anne Ryan aided by researcher Ròisín Kelly take on Jennifer Murphy, Eimear Healy, Rebecca Walsh and researcher Aoife Qian. In this instance the motion was carried. Victoria Cottrell and Orlaith Ryan’s team move on to the semi final after mid term break.



It was a historic week for Ursuline Sport as 15 senior students participated in a Rugby blitz in Rockwell. This is the first ever ladies Rugby team in the school and they played in a 7 a side blitz. They drew with Rockwell’s B panel and lost their two other games to Rockewell’s first team and the Presentation Thurles. Some of the students train with local rugby clubs and other are new to the sport. Well done to all involved and thanks to Sèan Lanigan Ryan who coaches the students. Hopefully this is the beginning of better and bigger things to come for all the rugby enthusiasts in the school.


In the Midlands League the U16s and U19s played Loreto Mullingar. The U19s lost by 3 points on a final score of UCT 23 – 26 Mullingar. The U16s won their game UCT 27 – 20 Mullingar.

Hockey Results

The Senior As and Junior As played Laurel Hill Còlàiste on Wednesday 12th of October in the Munster League. Both teams had convincing victories, winning both games 4 – 0. Well done to all players and coaches.

Written By Nora Tuohy