October 6, 2013

COOKERY IN CLOUGHJORDAN HOUSE

Transition year students were lucky enough to get the opportunity to participate in cookery classes in Cloughjordan House Cookery School last week. The students made delicious vegetable soup with vegetables they had gathered themselves from the gardens. They also made beautiful breads to accompany the soup and they didn’t stop there! The students were then shown how to cook a herb roasted chicken dinner and finished off their mouth-watering dish with gooey chocolate brownies. Many thanks to the Baker family who made the students so welcome during their day in the magnificent, historic home.

POSITIVE AGING WEEK

A number of Transition Year students participated in Positive Aging Week last week by going to The Anner to help with various activities that promote positive attitudes towards the older members of our community.

CONCERN DEBATING

The debating team are already on task and researching their first motion. The girls will be proposing the motion “Aid to the developing world is a luxury Ireland cannot afford”. The first debate will be against Abbey CBS Tipperary, the date has yet to be confirmed.

GERMAN DEBATING

The Senior German debating team are also busy preparing for their first debate which is to take place during the week of October 14. There was huge interest in German debating this year and the school is looking forward to participating in the competition and offering the students the opportunity to practise their spoken German.

GAEL LINN DEBATING

The Irish debating have also gathered to start their debating season, there was much competition for places on the teams and the teams are to be announced soon.

MUSICAL

Rehearsals for Jesus Christ Superstar are in full swing, literally. The lively songs are lifting the corridors every day as students practise with gusto. With little more than two weeks until the curtains open, students are completely focused on making this year’s production a memorable show.

SPORT

THE JUNIOR CAMOGIE TEAM HEAD FOR THE 7s ALL-IRELAND

We are just into this year’s sports season and already the Junior Camogie 7-aside team have already qualified for an All-Ireland Final. Congratulations to the team and to the coaches, Ms Eimear O’Friel and Ms Olivia Hogan. What a start to the year!

SENIOR CAMOGIE

The Senior Camogie team played their first match in the Intermediate A League against Colaiste Phobal Roscrea. The Ursuline students battled bravely but unfortunately they were unable to match the strength of a very determined Roscrea side. Roscrea scored 3-10 to the Ursuline’s 1-10. Better luck next day girls!

BASKETBALL LEAGUE

Both the under-16 and Under-19 teams played against Portarlington last week. unfortunately the U-16 team was defeated 18 to 31 while the U-19 team had a convincing victory, scoring 36 points to 15.

HOCKEY

The hockey season is yet to start formally so this week the Ursuline played pre-season matches against Kilkenny College. The Senior A team scored one goal against their counterparts who managed to score three goals to take the victory. Meanwhile the Junior A team had a more successful day as they beat Kilkenny College 3-0. First Year teams also played a number of 7-aside challenge matches to get them ready for hockey season.

Written By Nora Tuohy