September 29, 2013

Transition Year

Transition Year students have had another busy week as they went to see the one man drama, ‘Psycho Spaghetti’ in Tipperary town at the end of last week. The show is performed by Ger Carey and he taps into the typical behaviours and anxieties of teenagers in a very humorous manner.

This week the TY students also participated in the MOG Road Safety workshops, these work shops offer very practical guidelines for young people in relation to remaining safe on the road.

As the week came to a close the TY students also watched a one-woman play that was performed in the school on the subject of social media sites. The Fifth Year students also attended the play; no doubt it will help to make students aware of the advantages and disadvantages associated with social media.

Concern Debating

After arduous auditions the Concern Debating team was finalised this week. The team members are Leah Carroll, Katie Cody, Roisin Putti, Clodagh Nash, Simone Gordon and Rose Cantillon. The team are currently awaiting the first debate topic so that they can get started on their research.

Sixth Year Retreat

Sixth Year students participated in a retreat facilitated by the Mustard Seed Retreat Team on Friday last. As the Sixth Year students face into a very demanding year it is most important that they spend time developing their spiritual being as well as their academic prowess so as to better deal with the momentum of the Leaving Certificate year. The students really enjoyed the day and commented that they found it both refreshing and beneficial.

SPORT

Football

The Junior Football team played their first League game this week against Loreto, Clonmel. The Loreto girls are always formidable adversaries so the Ursuline girls knew that they would have a tough match on their hands. As usual the Loreto team played very skilfully and the Ursuline team struggled to match their scoring. Unfortunately Loreto Clonmel scored an impressive 6-10 against the Ursuline’s 1-2 so the victory fell convincingly to them. Well done to the Ursuline team for their relentless efforts.

Hockey

The hockey season also got underway this week with two challenge matches against Loreto, Kilkenny. The Senior A team found the back of the net four times while the Loreto Senior team failed to score. Quite an impressive start to the season, well done girls!

The Junior A team also played the Loreto Junior A team, this time their adversaries had the upper hand from the start with the Ursuline girls conceding four goals. Unfortunately the team was unable to bridge the gap during the match so the match ended 4-0 in favour of Loreto. Better luck next time!

Written By Nora Tuohy