December 2017


Pres Thurles Qualify For Third Successive Munster

Camogie Final

Pres Thurles 4-5 Coláiste Choilm, Ballincollig 1-4

On Thursday last Presentation Thurles welcomed Coláiste Choilm to Thurles to contest this years Munster Camogie semi final. Conditions were dreadful with persistent rain and a howling wind during the match. Presentation Thurles seized the initiative right from the get go as Grace O'Donnell won possession from the throw in and burst forward before firing a ball from distance all the way to the Cork net. Coláiste Choilm were visibly rocked by this setback as Aoibheann Clancy

quickly added two points from placed balls to open a gap. Coláiste Choilm settled their nerves with two points of their own but were immediately thrown, when the ever reliable Casey Hennessy won possession before rifling home another goal for Pres Thurles. Once again to their credit Coláiste Choilm responded but this time with a superbly taken goal to really bring them back into the contest. However, this Presentation Thurles team responded in typical fashion with Aoife Finlay registering her first championship goal.  Just as halftime approached Pres Thurles came up with the killer blow to Coláiste Choilm’s Munster ambitions as the brilliant Casey Hennessy once again won possession and inevitably the ball ended up in the Cork net. Coláiste Choilm would never recover as the gap was too big on a day where scores were going to be

hard to come back from. Grace O Donnell was at her best in the middle of the field and a defence marshalled by captain Anna Gavin and Molly O' Connor was not for passing. Aoibheann Clancy was a constant thorn in the side of the Cork defence throughout the contest and the Pres girls can now look forward to a Munster final date with Coachford College on the 13th of January.

Christmas Mass in the Hospital of the Assumption:

On Wednesday 13th December Third Year music students along with music teachers Ms. Cora Stapleton and Ms. Eimear Harrold attended the Christmas mass in the Hospital of the Assumption Thurles. The students provided the singing and musical accompaniment for the mass which was much appreciated by staff and residents alike.

Christmas Carol Service:

Our annual carol service took place on Monday 18th December in the Cathedral of the Assumption. Beautiful Christmas carols were performed by the Pres singers and musicians which got the school community focused on the true meaning of Christmas. A donation was made to the St. Vincent de Paul society from money collected by the students from “Christmas Jumper” day on Friday last. We wish all our staff, students, parents and the wider Presentation community a happy and peaceful Christmas and every good wish for 2018.





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