UCD Entrance Scholars
Former student Eamonn Butler and his parents Anna & Richard were special guests at an Entrance Awards Ceremony in UCD on November 11th. Eamonn received 580 points in his Leaving Certificate and the college duly honoured this wonderful achievement. Eamonn is studying Law and History.
Presentation Day Celebrations.
Presentation Day is always celebrated within our school but this year following Nano Nagle being declared Venerable by Pope Francis on October 31st our celebration is even more special. The school community will unite to pray and give thanks for the life of Nano Nagle. Nano Nagle’s Cause for Canonization was officially initiated at the bi-centenary of her death in 1984. We would encourage everyone to pray through the intercession of Nano for any special request and forward any information on prayers answered to, The Nano Nagle Commission Office, Presentation Convent, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
On Wed 13th Nov, the Transition year class held a table quiz for 1st and 2nd year students, to promote Science Week, which ran from the 10th-17th Nov. This quiz was a great way for the younger students to revise science, work together and learn from each other. For the Transition year students it provided a unique opportunity to organise, speak in public and work with younger students.
On Thurs 14th Nov, to keep in the spirit of Science Week, T.Y. students travelled to Waterford Institute of Technology for a magical science demonstration. The presenter used simple traditional magic tricks and showed how Science is used to explain how they are performed.
We wish Martin McGrath 1st year and Ciara O’Connor 5th year the very best of luck in the semi finals of The Poetry Aloud competition which will be held in The National Library on Thursday.
Our Lady’s Templemore
Mercy Jubilee Celebrations
Congratulations to the Sisters of Mercy who last weekend celebrated the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the first nuns in Templemore. As a school community we are conscious of the massive contribution the Sisters have made to education in the town over the past century and a half and we take this opportunity to thank them and congratulate them on the success of the celebrations.
Munster “B” Senior Football
Well done to the senior footballers who had a convincing win over St. Michael’s Rosscarbery in the first round of the competition at St. Vincent’s, Cork City on Wednesday last. Well done to the team who have now reached the quarter-final and to managers, Mr.Tom Byrnes and Mr. Martin Bourke.
JUNIOR A CAMOGIE CHAMPIONSHIP
OUR LADY’S: 3-7 ST. MARYS NENAGH: 3-12
Our Lady’s travelled to McDonagh Park Nenagh on Thursday November 13th to play St. Mary’s in quarter final of Munster Junior A Championship. Our Lady’s worked tirelessly throughout match and were unlucky not to be closer to Nenagh at the final whistle.
Team: Sarah Buckley, Hannah Dooley, Kate Cashman, Caoimhe O’Brien, Danielle Healy, Orla Cahill, Christina Brennan, Leanne Gleeson, Miriam Campion, Elaine Fitzpatrick (Captain), Niamh Treacy, Áine Greed, Ciara Manton, Aisling O’Dea, Katie Bourke, Subs that came on, Noeleen Brereton, Aoife O’Halloran, Hannah Kinane.
Hard luck to the Croke Cup team who suffered a four point defeat at the hands of old rivals, Thurles C.B.S. in the semi-final of the competition at The Ragg on Wednesday. Thanks to Mr. Fergus Leonard and Mr. Joe Gallagher who trained this team
Hard luck to the Concern Debating team who were narrowly beaten by a very strong Thurles C.B.S. team when the sides met at Our Lady’s this week. Best of luck to the team and to coaches, Ms. Norma Galvin and Ms. Natasha Dooley in the next league round.
Presentation Diary (Thurles)
UCD Entrance Scholars Award
Congratulations to past pupil Sarah O’Brien who was recently awarded a UCD Entrance Scholar Award at a ceremony held on Mon 11th Nov. Sarah is currently studying veterinary medicine in UCD.
Light up the Lab for Science Week
Marie Ryan from the University of Limerick put on a thrilling Science Magic show for Transition years to celebrate Science week.
Science on the Big Screen
On Thurs Second years attended a special viewing of the explosive new space movie “Gravity” at Thurles IMC. They saw stunning views of earth and learned about the International Space Station and space technology.
Credit Union Poster Competition
There was great excitement in the Art Department this week as two of our students won prizes in this year’s Credit Union Poster Competition. Congratulations to Amy Bourke 2nd year, who came 1st in the 11-13 years category and also to Zoe Taylor 5th year, who came 2nd in the 14-17 years category.
On Sun 27th Oct three members of the school Equestrian Team travelled to Clonshire Equestrian Centre in Adare Co. Limerick.
Those members were Niamh Ryan (Rockstown Lad), Katie Madigan (New Dungarvan) and Charlotte Hatton (Scarlet H). Only beaten by 5 seconds, the Presentation team finished a commendable second to the organising team Laurel Hill. A very successful day was had, with thanks to the school for entering the team and its support and not forgetting the long suffering parents who drove them there and stood in the rain cheering them on!
1st Yr Futsal TippChamps
Colaiste Mhuire hosted this year’s Tipperary Futsal finals. The Presentation girls had tough opposition in the form of St.Josephs, Borrisoleigh, and Nenagh Vocational School A and B teams. From the opening game, the Presentation 1st year team showed great determination, fitness and skill. All team members played a vital role both on the pitch and through their encouragement on the line. A total of 25 goals were scored by the Presentation girls who will go on to represent Tipperary at Munster Level next Thursday 21st November.
Team:Amy McGovern,Emer Harnett, Orla Corbett,Marie Creedon(1goal),Joan Harty(2), Emma Moore(1), Lillian Loughnane, Lauren McCormack(1),Laura Fanneran(4), Sarah Foley(1), Clara Hennessy(4) Ciara Maher(4)and captain Casey Hennessy(7goals).Manager:Edel Harding. Well done girls!
Christmas Shoebox Appeal
Second year CSPE classes recently organised ‘The Christmas Shoebox Appeal’ which is run by the Hope Foundation.
The initiative was greatly supported by all staff and students, who made shoeboxes filled with simple Christmas gifts to be distributed to children in the poorest areas of the world.
In total over one hundred boxes were collected.
We hope the shoeboxes will bring a smile to the faces of those who receive them and we thank everyone who generously contributed to this worthy cause.