PRESENTATION DIARY (THURLES) MARCH 8th 2017
Presentation Thurles are Munster Football Champions!
Presentation Thurles were crowned Munster champions in a wet and windy University of Limerick Sports arena on Friday last. The thrilling final against Glanmire Cork was full of energy from the get go. Right from the throw in Marie Creedon won possession and launched an attack which resulted in Saoirse O’Meara firing to the back of the Cork net. Lauren McCormack immediately added a point and before the Glanmire girls could catch their breath Casey Hennessy was fouled, resulting in a Presentation penalty. Irish International soccer star Sarah Mc Kevitt’s performance left the Cork girls shell shocked. Captain Roisin Daly dominated at midfield and fed the ball to Sarah Mc Kevitt who in turn released Saoirse O’Meara for her second goal of the day. The second half started in the same fashion with Lauren McCormack scoring two quick frees before Saoirse O’Meara was fouled in the square resulting in another penalty. In between the Presentation goals, goalkeeper Saoirse Fanning made two vital stops to keep the Cork girls at bay. The introduction of Jenny Irwin and Jessica Hayes added energy in attack with Jenny adding a point almost immediately. Final score: Presentation Thurles 4-9 Glanmire 0-9. Next up for the girls is a trip to Mayo for an All Ireland semi-final.
Minor Soccer Munster Semi-Final: Presentation Thurles qualified for the 2017 Munster Final after a thrilling victory over Coláiste Dun Iascaigh. The Presentation girls went behind in the opening minutes but responded almost immediately with a great finish from Queva O’Meara. Aoibheann Clancy dominated the middle of the field and Ellen Moore was on hand to deal with any attacks from the Cahir girls. With a penalty shootout looking ominous Cahir struck with only minutes remaining. It was a cruel blow for the Presentation girls but there was one final twist still to come. Enya Maher, Rachel Moore and Joan O'Keeffe managed to conjure up one last attack which saw the Presentation win a corner kick. Aoibheann Clancy delivered a ball that deceived everyone except Kate Cavanagh who was on hand to fire home a late equaliser. The match then went straight to penalties and Aoibheann Clancy, Queva O Meara and Saoirse Teer all scored. We wish the girls the best of luck in the Munster Final.
Athletics news:Our senior athletes took part in the Munster Cross Country Championship hosted by Irish Life Health in Tramore Valley Park Cork recently. Avril Deegan, the senior ambassador for athletics in our school held a very strong pace throughout the senior 2500 metres event but was edged out by Stephanie Cotter (Coachford College) on the last lap and had to settle for second place in this event. Sorcha Moloney, Muireann O’ Connell, Roisin Daly and Avril Hogan gave a tremendous performance to push the overall team placing for Presentation Thurles into first place on the day. Presentation Thurles had a very successful day and this was the third time the school has won this Munster competition. The girls have now qualified for the All-Ireland Cross Country Championship event in Belfast on the 11th of March. Hopefully the girls can repeat and maintain the form shown in Cork. We wish the girls the very best for the All-Ireland Championship.
Junk Kouture 2017: This Friday 10th of March will be a very special day for our Art Department. Along with their teachers Mrs Miriam O'Sullivan and Miss Laura Bryan, seven Transition Year students will make the journey to the University of Limerick for this year’s Junk Kouture Regional final. Aoife Butler, Aoife Max, Ciara Trainor, Maria Granado, Shannon O'Halloran, Niamh Harrington and Rebeca Marco have spent the last six months working hard on their entry for this year’s competition. Aptly named 'Get A Grip', the entire dress is made from recycled hurley grips, match programs, an old sliothar and recycled boots!! Thanks to the fantastic help from our caretaker Donal Taylor, the hurling boots are specially designed with a four inch heel which is something to be seen! The girls have spent the past few weeks sorting out the last minute details to the dress and preparing a routine which will be performed on the night by the model Aoife Butler. We cannot wait to see what the night has in store for our budding fashion designers and we wish them all the best of luck. You will be able to follow the event on our Facebook page 'Presentation Secondary' so make sure to check it out!