Clothing recycling drive
St. Mary’s Central N.S Killenaule are holding a Clothing recycling drive to raise much needed funds for the school. Please donate all your new & used Men’s/Women’s & Children’s Clean Unwanted Clothing, Shoes, Belts, Handbags, Ties, Linens, Household, Textiles, Stuffed Toys, etc. A Drop off week will take place from Monday Nov. 11th to Mon. 18th during school hours. We encourage all members of the community to avail of this opportunity to de-clutter and donate.
We are also participating in a mobile phone collection for Irish Autism Action which will enable the school to receive at least one IPAD. Please donate your old, unused phones to help our school reach its target. A collection point is located at the front entrance of the school.
The school continues to promote and support this wonderful charity by donating gift-filled Shoeboxes for children in Eastern Europe and Africa. We wish to thank all of the pupils, parents and Ms Egan who took time to organise and prepare shoeboxes of Hope for under privileged children to experience some joy this Christmas.
Presentation Secondary Ballingarry
U15 Hurling win
Our under 15’s had a great win over Comeragh College to mark the beginning of the defence of our county final win last year.The team are playing well and are looking forward to the challenge of playing Colaiste dun Iascaigh Cahir in the quarter final.
Our first years played against Colaiste Dun Iascaigh and Nenagh CBS in Dr. Morrris Park on Tuesday last and there were some very Impressive performances.
Ballingarry U14 Camogie win
Congratulations to the Ballingarry girls who enjoyed a great win in the U14 league final recently. Well done to all the team but in particular to Katie Cleere, Aoife Doheny, Aisling Fennelley, Maria Mcgrath, Kate Walsh, Clodagh Vaughan, Sarah Walton, Leah Scott, Caoimhe Ryan, Niamh Fennelley and Katie Ryan all students form our school.
Rose of Ballingarry.
Well done to former student Michelle Dunne the newly selected “Rose of Ballingarry.” Michelle’s poetic talent together with her natural beauty ensured her success in this competition which saw many of our current students actively involved in order to raise money for Tidy Towns. Congratulations to all involved.
Our Lady’s Templemore
Well done to the Loughmore –Castleiney club on their historic win in the Senior Football County Final on Sunday. As with the hurling final, the majority of players on the team attended Our Lady’s and their achievements this year are a great source of pride to the school. We wish them best of luck in the Munster Club Football championship against Dr. Croke’s of Kerry.
Senior Girls Basketball
Our Lady’s played Our Lady’s the Bower, Athlone in their final league match on Monday November 4th. This was Our Lady’s best performance playing some excellent defence and scoring on the fast break to give them a seven point lead at half-time.
They continued to pile on the pressure in the third quarter extending their lead by 13 points going into the final quarter. The Bower could find no way through Our Lady’s excellent defence and they went on to win the game comfortably by 41 points to 21.
This was a great team performance with almost every player getting on the scoreboard. Mairéad Eviston and Niamh Treacy dominated the boards with some excellent rebounding, Elaine Fitzpatrick and Kate Cashman got some excellent scores on the fast break. Katie Collins scored some excellent outside shots and Miriam Campion worked hard on defence and set up some great scores. As only two teams progress to the quarter finals, Our Lady’s could loose out on score difference. Whatever the outcome the girls can be proud of their performances and were well able to compete at this level.
Panel: Mariréad Eviston, Kate Cashman, Niamh Treacy, Elaine Fitzpatrick, Miriam Campion, Katie Collins, Ciara Burke and Lisa Trilken.
Our Lady’s 7-17;
St. Jospeh’s Borrisoleigh 0-6
Our Ladys Templemore accounted for St. Jospehs Borrisoleigh in a one sided affair in this Croke Cup quarter final played in The Ragg on Wednesday last. The winners took control of possession form the outset and took some nice early scores form Aidan O’Meara and Eoin Collins. The woodwork came to the rescue of Borrisoleogh on three occasion in the early stages. They registered their first score from a free after 7 minutes as they got a slight foothold in the game. But this was to be as good as it as an avalanche of scores from the Templemore boys left the half time score 2-13 to 0-3. The second half was a more scrappy affair as both sides emptied their benches. Thomas Hennessy came off the bench to score 2-1 in a note worthy contribution. While the Templemore team were excellent overall, the displays of Michael O’Connell, Paddy Cadel and Michael Egan were very impressive. Up front Aidan O’Meara had an excellent outing. Best for Borrisoleigh was Billy Seymour who took the game to Templemore all game.
Senior B Camogie Semi-Final
Our Lady’s played Roscrea Community School in the Semi-final of the Munster Senior B championship on Thurs Nov 7th in Shinrone. Our Lady’s opened the score early on with a well taken point from Ann Eviston from play – who worked very hard throughout the game. Marking was very tight but soon after Niamh Treacy broke through to put the ball in the net for Our Lady’s. This was followed by a point from a free. Roscrea replied with two points from play and were beginning to dominate mid-field. Backs were under pressure, but great work from Maria Curley, Orla and Emer Cahill made sure to keep the ball out. Roscrea full back line were taking over but Niamh Treacy broke through again to find the back of the net. Later Roscrea replied with a well taken goal to leave half time score 2-3 to 1-3.
Again Our Lady’s were first to score in the second half with two points. Roscrea mounted on pressure and got through several times but Sarah Buckley brought off some great saves in goal which were cleared well by Kate Cashman and Christina Brennan. Áine Greed got a point from play and Leanne Gleeson really came through in the second half giving a great pass to Niamh Treacy for another goal. Elaine Fitzpatrick supplied great ball into the forward line throughout the game. Roscrea really piled on the pressure in the latter end scoring a goal and two points but Mairéad Eviston moved into full forward position and secured a goal for Our Lady’s. Final score Our Lady’s 4-6 Roscrea 2 -5. Final to be played in January.
Team: Sarah Buckley, Christina Brennan, Kate Cashman, Orla Cahill, Danielle Healy, Emer Cahill, Maria Curley, Mairéad Eviston, Miriam Campion, Ann Eviston (Capt) Niamh Treacy, Elaine Fitzpatrick, Leanne Gleeson, Aisling O’Dea, Áine Greed.
Subs: Caoimhe O’Brien, Sara Bourke, Hannah Dooley, Noeleen Brereton, Aoife O’Halloran, Sarah Keane, Hannah Kinnane, Clara Ryan, Aimee Gleeson, Ruth Butler and Áine Delaney.