October 21, 2013


Last Saturday morning a group of nervous but determined ladies headed off to Dublin with their coach Ms Olivia Hogan to play in the All-Ireland 7s Junior Final. On the day there were finalists from the other provinces vying for the cup. The Ursuline girls faced St Patrick’s, Keady in the first match. The Ursuline camogie players got off to a great start scoring an impressive 7-9, St Patrick’s scored 2-5 so the Ursuline girls had managed to get a step closer to the final. In the next match the Ursuline team faced Borris Vocational School, Carlow. Again the Ursuline girls proved their skill and determination by beating Borris, 4-9 to 3-6. By winning these two matches in such convincing form the Ursuline girls had ensured their place in the final. Undoubtedly it was a tough match. The Ursuline team had to play St Patrick’s, Keady in the final. Although they had already beaten this team in the first match of the day, the final proved more difficult with the St Patrick’s team eager to take the cup. The scoring was lower than in the previous matches with each team desperately defending their goal in order to ensure victory. Fortunately the Ursuline won by 3 points by scoring 1-6 to St Patrick’s 1-3. The school is incredibly proud of this great achievement, congratulations to the team and Ms Hogan.

Panel; Caoimhe Bourke, Carol Casey, Eimear Loughmann (Captain), Maureen Ryan, Louise Cadell, Claire Stakelum, Sarah Stakelum, Rachel Quinlan, Emma Ryan, Ciara Dempsey, Saoirse Harrington, Mary Dwan, Caitlin Kieran, Jenny McCormack, Moira Kinnane, Olivia Hogan, Emma McCormack and Lillian Kelly.


There were two basketball league matches this week, both against Kilcullen. The Cadette team were unlucky to be narrowly beaten by 5 points. The final score was 334 to 29 in favour of Kilcullen. The Senior team also played the Kilcullen Senior team. This time the Ursuline team topped the scoreboard by scoring 28 points to Kilcullen’s 22 points.


Last weekend saw the curtains open on the Ursuline’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar. From the onset the cast wowed audiences with beautiful solos and interpretations of characters, Breffni Fitzpatrick mesmerised audiences with her powerful renditions of “Everything’s Alright”, “The Temple” and “Gethsemane”. The chorus numbers were captivating as the chorus members gave their scenes huge energy and heart. The colourful arrival of the chorus through the hall to sing “Hosanna” caused many a goose bump. Roisin Heenan played a very convincing Judas, beautifully singing “Heaven on their Minds”, “Damned for all Time” and “The Arrest” among other numbers. Rose Cantillon proved a very powerful presence on stage as she played Pilate and delivered “Pilate’s Dream” with great flare. Caiaphus was equally awe-inspiring as a strong character. Anna Slattery- Fitzgerald, the Annas, Priests and Disciples set a very foreboding tone when they sang “This Jesus Must Die”. The final performance will take place on Thursday, October 24. Congratulations to all the cast for their dedication and energy which have been most obvious during this year’s production. Well done to all involved!

Written By Nora Tuohy