January 2016

Young Scientist 2016

Transition year students Aoife Murphy, Rebecca Dooley and Muireann Lloyd were shortlisted to  present their project at the 52nd  BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in Dublin. Their project was “Life after the All Clear”. It surveyed cancer survivors to determine the effect cancer had on their lives. They would like to thank everyone who filled in their survey. It was a great experience and allowed them the opportunity to develop their communication skills and improve their scientific knowledge. 

The Transition year group travelled to the RDS to view the exhibition and support their class mates on Thursday.  They then enjoyed a fantastic performance of ‘Mary Poppins’ in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. 

EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES COMPETITION: Congratulations to 5th year student Siobhán Holohan, who participated in the European Day of Languages 2015 competition organised by Léargas. Students had to write a diary entry in the foreign language they are learning based on a person from a period of history they had studied. Siobhán chose German Chancellor Angela Merkel and wrote about Angela on the evening in which the Berlin Wall fell. There were almost 700 entries and Siobhán’s entry was amongst the entries which were shortlisted. Well done Siobhán.

Munster Final Heartbreak for Presentation Thurles: Presentation Thurles travelled to Ahane in Co. Limerick last Saturday to contest this years Senior A Munster Final. There was a huge Thurles support on the day with parents, staff and students all out to support the team. Thurles girls started the game immediately on the ascendancy, creating two clear cut goal opportunities but somehow the Tulla goalkeeper managed to keep them at bay, this proved to be the story of the game. Pres Thurles did open the scoring with a Karen Kennedy point. Tulla immediately responded, raising a green flag from their very first attack. Pres Thurles responded with a fine point from Caoimhe Clancy. Both sides traded scores before a Mary Burke goal levelled the game. St Josephs  hit two quick points before the interval to nudge themselves into a lead that ultimately they would never relinquish. The second half began in identical fashion to the first with Pres Thurles creating a glorious goal chance but again thwarted by the Tulla goalkeeper. Tulla buoyed by this, kicked on and hit a flurry of points to open up a seven point gap. The Pres Thurles girls were nothing if not game and a Courtney Ryan goal narrowed the gap to four as the Thurles girls laid siege to the Clare goals. But with the clock now against them it was just not to be for Pres Thurles. The girls have taken everyone on a great journey this year and were a credit to their families and their school.

St Joseph's Tulla 1-11 Pres Thurles 2-4





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