**FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING WE ARE BORD GAIS ENERGY STUDENT THEATRE AWARD WINNERS!! WE HAVE WON OVERALL BEST SCHOOL MUSICAL IN IRELAND AS WELL AS OUR 5TH YEAR STUDENT ZOE GLEESON WINNING BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS!!**
PRESENTATION THURLES WIN MUNSTER CAMOGIE FINAL
Presentation Thurles captured the first year Munster camogie title in a sun-drenched Mallow on the May 10th. The girls were drawn in a difficult group with St Joseph’s Tulla and Laurel Hill Limerick. The girls began their campaign with a great victory over Laurel Hill with Joan O'Keeffe and Emma O' Sullivan scorers in chief. Kate Cavanagh was solid in goals with an excellent defensive unit of Kaitlyn Callanan, Ruby McEvoy, Kate Laffan, and Aine Davern. Next up for the girls was a strong Tulla side. It was the skill of Caroline Shanahan, Enya Maher, Maeve Mockler and Maeve Brennan that provided the catalyst for the Presentation girls to seek out another victory. The girls were now through to the semi- final where they would face their toughest test against a well fancied Heywood College. With six minutes to go in the second half the Presentation girls trailed by a solitary point. Enya Maher embarked on a powerful run through the Heywood defence to fire over an equaliser and spark the girls into action. Emma O’ Sullivan who was the player of the tournament exchanged passes with Joan O’ Keeffe before firing the ball into the roof of the net. Excellent defensive work from captain Kate Laffan and keeper Kate Cavanagh saw the girls hold on to secure a place in the final where they would once again meet group opponents Tulla who had come through the other semi-final. The Presentation girls had saved their best for the final and a hat trick of goals from Emma O’ Sullivan combined with a neat finish from Joan O'Keeffe saw the girls claim victory and the coveted Munster cup. Congratulations to all involved on this great win.
SIXTH YEAR GRADUATION MASS: On Wednesday last the Leaving Certificate class of 2017 had their graduation mass in our school hall. Our school chaplain Fr. Vincent Stapleton celebrated this mass which had the theme of gratitude. There was a large turnout of parents and family members for this special occasion as the girls formally marked the end of their secondary school days. The mass was enhanced by music, reflective readings and speeches from staff and students. We thank our religion and music departments for all their hard work in making this a memorable occasion for all. We wish the girls all the best in the coming weeks as they prepare for their Leaving Certificate exams.
FIFTH YEAR FRENCH TRIP TO THE SOURCE: On Thursday, the 18th of May, Fifth year and Transition year French students attended a showing of the film "Ma revolution" in the wonderful setting of The Source Theatre Thurles. The film focuses on the Jasmine Revolution of Tunisia. In Paris, people took to the streets in support, but 14-year-old Marwenn, though of Tunisian background, had no interest in politics. Then he stumbled upon a rally, got his picture in the paper and suddenly he became the coolest kid in school. Encouraged by his irascible grandfather, Marwenn travels to Tunisia on a journey of self-discovery in this charming and humorous film. The experience was much enjoyed by all.
TRANSITION YEAR TRIP TO GAELTACHT: Fáilte ar ais to our Transition Year students who have just returned from their trip to the Corca Dhuibhne Gaeltacht in Kerry. Over the weekend the girls enjoyed numerous activities including rock climbing, a historical and cultural lecture, a visit to the Blasket Island heritage centre, céilí dancing, a guided tour of Slea Head and an exciting and educational visit to Dingle Aquarium. One of the highlights of the trip was the meet and greet with the famous Fungi, who is alive and well in Dingle Bay. Despite the poor weather our spirits were not dampened and all students greatly enjoyed our outdoor activities and the opportunity to converse as Gaeilge leis na mná tí. As this was the final trip for TY students, the bonds of friendship were tightened and some final TY memories were created. Beatha teanga í a labhairt!
LCVP HB ICE CREAM DAY: Our Leaving Certificate Vocational Preparation class held an ice-cream day in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland in our school on Friday last in association with HB Ice-Cream. Along with their teacher Ms O’Sullivan, the girls sold ice-creams and raised over €700 for Down Syndrome Ireland. We thank staff and students for supporting this worthy cause.
First Year students are photographed after completing their end of year Van Gogh presentations!
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."
6th Year Boarders are photographed on the evening of their Graduation Mass. Included in the photo are:
Back Row: Louise Kelly, Hazel McAuliffe, Niamh O'Mahoney, Alix Barry Cullen, Emily Chadwick, Orla Gould.
Middle Row: Elsie Keane, Grace Flanagan, Siofra O'Sullivan, Emma Finlay, Christine Coffey, Sarah Twoney, Katie Donohoe.
Front Row: Lucy Kennedy, Keelan Flynn, Sinead O'Connell, Sr Fidelis, Emme O'Donnell, Meadhbh Ryan, Maria Pia Palermo.
6th Year student Frances O'Connell recently received the Nano Nagle Award(presented to a student who embodies the Nano Nagle spirit) from Principal Marie Collins and Deputy Principal Mary B Lanigan Ryan.
Just a few of our Art, Irish and English Bicentenary competition winners, well done to all our winners and everyone who entered!
Emma Hayes- Junior English Winner. Aine Bowe- Junior Irish Winner.
Aisling Maloney-Junior English Winner. Lucy Kennedy- Senior Art Winner.
Adjudicators: Aine Haverty, Margaret Skehan, Tony O'Brien. Past pupils team: Brid McGrath, Carmel Molloy, Eimear O'Brien, Mary Hanafin.
Our winning Bicenentary debating team! 5th year students: Aislinn Kinsella, Avril Hogan, Zoe McGrath and Sinead Leahy
OUR CURRENT ASTRO TURF FUNDRAISER IN CONJUNCTION WITH CLEARY MOTORS THURLES- WIN A RENAULT CAPTUR OR RENAULT MEGANE!!
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF CLEARY MOTORS AND 200 YEARS OF THE PRESENTATION SISTERS!
TY Cultural Trip to Dublin this Tuesday. The girls got the opportunity to visit Croke Park, Leinster House, The Nationa Museum, The Natural History Museum and the day was topped off with an entertaining evening at 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time'.
TY trip to Calcutta with the Hope Foundation
The Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards are in May
and we are in with a chance to win! Head over to www.bgesta.ie for more info on the awards!
We have been nominated in this year’s Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards for our production of Billy Elliot for Best Overall School Musical, and Best Performance in a Supporting Role for Zoe Gleeson!
ALL IRELAND FOOTBALL WINNERS 2017!!
Our two basketball teams that took part in the Tipperary County blitz in our Sports Complex!Well done to all the schools involved!
Our Athletics team in Templemore recently where our junior relay team took silver, Fiona Hennessy took gold and Siobhan Hennessy took silver in the shot putt, Lucy Mulcahy took silver in the junior 800metres and Katie Bergin took silver in the Intermediate long jump.
Transition Year trip to Paris!