September 13, 2018

Junior Cert Results
Well done to all TY and Fifth Year students on their fantastic Junior Certificate results. There were plenty of smiles, hugs, cheers and a few tears of joy shed on Wednesday when the envelopes were opened. The students should be proud of their achievements in this their first and quite daunting state examination.

Leaving Cert Geography Trip
Leaving Cert Geography students completed a very important part of their final exam on Tuesday 11, September when they undertook their field work study. The two classes, under the expert guidance of Ms Tuohy and Ms Hedigan went west along the road to Co. Clare. The first stop was the Poulnabrone Dolmen and from there the group went to Aillwee Cave to view its spectacular underground caverns. The students then undertook an investigation of transportation and deposition at Bishops Quarter beach, near Ballyvaughan. Finally no tour of Co. Clare would be complete without stopping to view the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher. Then it was back to Tipp after a very busy but very rewarding day out.

Jake Carter Rocks the Ursuline
Students were treated to a surprise lunchtime visit by singer and Dancing with the Stars winner Jake Carter on Wednesday, September 12. The girls in blue were out in force to sing along with Jake to Slow Hands and Shot Gun. Excitement was at fever pitch when he took a selfie with the crowd. He took questions from many of his fans and there was great banter between him and the audience. Best of luck to him as he starts his Irish tour in the Source in Thurles. Let’s hope he keeps his promise to return to UCT at some stage in the future.



The Ursuline were delighted to have two students on the Munster u17 camogie team, Eimear McGrath, fifth year and Ellie Ryan, sixth year. Munster won the Interprovincial All Ireland last weekend so well done to the girls on a successful outing for their province.

Katie Morrissey Tennis
It was a busy weekend for Leaving Cert student Katie Morrissey who competed in the Four Nations tennis tournament in Belfast recently. Katie represented Ireland at u18 level winning against her Scottish opponent 6-1, 6-2. The school is so proud of Katie and her talent, which sees her participating at the highest levels of her sport.

The Senior As had their first game of the season, a friendly against Kilkenny College on Wednesday, September 11. This afforded the team and coaches an opportunity to try out tactics and positions in preparation for cup and league games ahead.

TY Trip to Killaloe
On Friday, September 7, the three Transition Year classes headed off to the University of Limerick Adventure Centre in Killaloe. They had a fantastic day of activity based fun in the water and on dry land. The schedule for the day included kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, high ropes, archery and a climbing wall. For these tasks the girls had to use a range of skills such as balance, co-ordination, team building and also draw on their reserves of determination and motivation. The annual trip to Killaloe is a brilliant opportunity for the TY’s to get to know each better and to bond as a group. Thanks to Ms Coffey, Ms Doherty and Ms Purcell for accompanying the classes and getting stuck in themselves.

Higher Options
Quite a number of Sixth Years availed of the opportunity to attend the Higher Options exhibition in the RDS on Thursday, September 13. Students could view the myriad of college and post Leaving Cert courses on offer. They could also check out options for studying abroad and apprenticeships.

Written By Nora Tuohy