October 4, 2018

Beauty & The Beast
Be our guest for the annual Ursuline Show. This year’s production is the stuff of legend, the much-loved fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast. The musical, based on the popular Disney film of the same name, promises to be an evening of fun, enchantment and entertainment for all the family. This
classic tale tells the story of Belle and the Beast whom she tames with her kindness and ability to see beyond his brutish appearance to the tenderness of his heart beneath. The music by Alan Menken contains a cast of magical characters, Mrs Potts, Chip, Lumiere, Cogsworth, Madame de La Grande Bouche and memorable tunes, Be My Guest, Tale As Old As Time and of course Beauty and the Beast. Rehearsals are in full swing with a cast of around 200 students with opening night on Saturday, 20 October.

Tickets go on sale Monday, 15 October and are available from Eileen or Bernie at the school office on (0504) 22147. We look forward to you joining us for what is always a fantastic musical extravaganza.

Munster Final Camogie Victory
Congratulations to the Ursuline 7 a side team on winning the Munster Final in Holycross on Wednesday, 3 October. They beat Cashel in their first game with the final score of UCT 3-3 to Cashel’s 2-4. Their next encounter was against Borrisokane and the Thurles girls emerged victorious beating their fellow Tipp side 3-1 to 1-1. Cashel won their game against Borrisokane so the final was a replay of the opening match with the Ursuline up against Cashel again. The Ursuline girls showed their mettle to see off the Cashel threat determined to bring the Munster title back to the school.

The result was a decisive win for UCT 5-4 to 0-2. This sees the Ursuline heading to the All Ireland Final of the 7’s competition where they will represent Munster. The Senior camogie team togged out for a challenge match against Presentation Thurles in preparation for the season ahead.

Congratulation to Lauren Murtagh, Sixth Year, who won an All-Ireland in July playing with her home county, Kildare. She lined out in the centre back position and her tremendous work rate and magnificent display earned her player of the match.

Hope Trip to Kolkata
This year marks the third year the school has worked with the Hope Foundation. The Cork based charity do invaluable work with the poorest of the poor on the streets of Kolkata. Students in TY and Fifth Year expressed huge interest in taking part in the fundraising efforts to secure one of the
coveted places on the trip with 63 students presenting for interview. The successful candidates are Caoimhe Brennan, Sarah C. Fitzgerald, Michelle Bergin, Jean Grace, Rachel Madden, Annie Nolan, Ellie Hannon, Emily Kavanagh, Ellen Liffey, Marie McGrath, Kaci Kerwick and Laura Ryan. They will travel to India for a week in April with their teachers Mr McLoughlin and Ms Hynes. We wish the students the very best in their fundraising efforts for this most worthy of causes.

Fitness Day
On Monday, October 1 all TY’s got to experience a full day of fitness training with four instructors from Health and Fitness Ireland. The areas covered included quality movement, health and nutrition, circuit training, health psychology, interval training and speed and agility. The HEAT programme was offered to all participants with moderate levels of fitness while the PAD programme challenged the very capable athletic of which we have many. The instructors complemented all the students on their willingness to get involved and to give it their best. This was the first year TY’s have participated in this workshop and it proved to be very popular indeed.

There were a number of hockey fixtures in the last week. The Senior B’s played Villiers beating them 5-0. The Junior B’s and Minor B’s ended their games against Villiers in nil all draws.

An Triail at the Belltable
Two Leaving Cert Irish classes attended the Belltable Arts Centre for a showing of their Irish play An Triail on Monday, 1 October. The production, staged by Fibin, presented this modern Irish classic in an innovative and engaging way. The story, by Mairead Ni Ghrada deals with the issue of single motherhood in 1960’s Ireland. It was a real treat for students to see a staged production of a key text they are currently studying. A great day was had by all. Thanks to teachers Ms Bourke and Mr O’Dochartaigh for organising the event.

Mo Chara Visit
Ms Coman’s Third Year CSPE class were delighted to welcome Nikki from Mo Chara Animal Rescue to the school on Tuesday, 2 October. To the delight of students’ she brought with her some special four legged visitors including a 17 year old staffordshire bull terrier Ricky and a four week old kitten called Bobby. The girls learned about the challenges of owning a pet and discussed the rights and responsibilities of pet owners. In preparation for the visit the class organised a bake sale to raise money for this Moyne based charity. Nikki accepted a cheque for €400 from the girls and thanked them for their efforts and interest in animal rights.

Written By Nora Tuohy