Presentation Diary (THURLES) 23rdNovember2016
ALL IRELAND SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT: Congratulations to past pupil Roisín Ryan who was the recipient of an All-Ireland Scholarship Award on Saturday November 19th in University Concert Hall in the University of Limerick. This award is kindly donated by JP McManus in recognition of outstanding academic excellence. Roisín will receive 6,750 euro for every year of her studies. Roisín is studying Law in UCC.
Trinity College Entrance Exhibition Awards: Congratulations to past pupils Maggie Delahunty and Louise McCormack on receiving an entrance exhibition award in recognition of their high performance in the Leaving Certificate. Maggie is studying Pharmacy and Louise is studying Law.
University of Limerick: Congratulations to past pupil Courtney Conroy who has been awarded a “Women in Engineering Bursary”. This prize is awarded to one female student in up to eight engineering degree programmes obtaining the highest points score at CAO entry.
University College Cork: Congratulations to past pupil Laura Lanigan on receiving a Quercus Entrance Scholarship based on her great Leaving Certificate results. Laura is studying Psychology. Congratulations to all the girls and continued success in their studies.
THURLES CREDIT UNION ART COMPETITION 2015: Congratulations to our Art Department on their recent success in this year’s Credit Union Art Competition. Katie Moloney has been awarded second prize in the 11-13 years’ category and Breda Ryan has been awarded first prize in the 14-17 years’ category.
Zeminar 2016:Thirty transition year and 5thyear students recently took part in Zeminar, a youth culture conference at the RDS Dublin. Speakers including Jim Breen, Maria Walsh and Dr Rhona O’Mahony shared their inspirational stories. The conference featured Youth Org United, Well-Being Gym, Club Corner and an Activation Zone.
Rotary:Congratulations to 5thYear student Avril Hogan on being selected to represent our school in the Thurles Rotary Club Area final.
Senior Camogie:Presentation Thurles qualified for the Munster Senior A Camogie semi-final after a victory over previously unbeaten Coláiste Choilm, Cork. The Cork girls flew out of the blocks but wave after wave of attack was repelled thanks to Captain Hazel McCauliffe and her gallant backline. Molly O'Connor, Mary Burke, Niamh Sweeney and Megan Quigley refused to give the Cork forwards an inch. Niamh Ryan and Grace O'Donnell started to gain control in midfield and Sarah McKevitt was a constant thorn in the side of the Ballincollig defence. Saoirse O'Meara fired a match winning hat trick in a scintillating display from full forward. Laura Gleeson dealt with everything the Ballincollig forwards could muster on a day where her goal was never going to be breached. Casey Hennessy fired home another championship goal as the girls advanced to the semi-final where they will face Doon in the coming weeks.
Pres Thurles 5-11 Col Choilm Ballincollig 0-11
Junior Camogie: The Junior camogie players kicked off their Munster Championship campaign with a thrilling one point victory over familiar rivals St Mary's. The opening exchanges saw the Nenagh girls race into a 1-5 to no score lead. The Pres girls would indeed have been further behind if not for the heroics of Captain Molly O' Connor, Dervla Heffernan and Aoife Butler. The second half saw a complete turnaround as Aoife Finlay and Katie Ryan started to dominate in midfield and Casey Hennessy grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck firing home three goals in a ten minute spell that would prove to be the winning of the game. Buoyed by this the Pres girls continued to assert themselves and super sub Emma O'Sullivan cracked home another goal which was quickly added to by Ciara Treacy and the Presentation girls emerged victorious.
Presentation Thurles 5-4 St Mary's Nenagh 3-9