PRESENTATION DIARY (THURLES) 23RDDECEMBER 2015
Junior Football Munster Quarter Final: Pres Thurles 13-7 St Flannans 3-7
Presentation Thurles made the trip to Ennis last Friday morning to face off against St Flannan’s for a place in this year’s Munster Junior Football semi-final. The opening exchanges were tight with both sides exchanging points before a goal from Lauren McCormack edged the Thurles girls into a slender lead. However the Ennis girls immediately hit back with two quick fire goals to regain the ascendancy. Presentation Thurles responded emphatically with Róisin Daly bursting through from midfield to rifle the ball to the Ennis net. Before the Flannan’s girls could catch their breath the Presentation girls raised another green flag with Marie Creedon winning the kick out and feeding Lauren McCormack to notch her second goal of the afternoon. Presentation Thurles were now firmly in control and further goals from the excellent Roisin Daly and Lauren McCormack saw the Thurles girls go into the half time interval with a five point lead. Presentation Thurles emerged for the second half all guns blazing with Jenny Irwin, Ciara Maher and Niamh Ryan all raising green flags. Amy McGovern and Ellie Maher were next to get in on the act as the Thurles girls were rampant. Róisin Daly and Lauren McCormack ended the day with four goals each. Rachel Sweeney deserves a mention for two outstanding saves when the game was very much in the melting pot. The girls can now look forward to a date with Scoil Mhuire Ennis after Christmas in the Munster Semi Final.
Senior Hockey League:The Presentation Senior hockey team travelled to Tipperary Town on Thursday last where they faced home opponents, St. Anne’s. The team knew that they had to stand up to the task as they were without star players Avril Hall, Emma O’Donnell and Sorcha Moloney. They did exactly what was asked of them by coaches Ms. Marie Flanagan and Ms. Kelly Hackett and dominated the game from the very start. The great start was helped by Isabel Finlay who scored a superb opening goal thanks to an excellent pass from her sister Emma. It wasn’t long before the Presentation girls were awarded with yet another goal from Lucy Kennedy. The girls kept up the high standard of hockey in the second half and the game finished in a 4-0 win thanks to goals from Sarah Twomey and Emma Finlay. The girls hope to continue this winning streak into the New Year as they face into a cup match in mid-January.
Christmas Market: Transition Year mini company groups held a Christmas market last Monday 14thDecember for all staff and students. This market day allowed the students to display and to sell their products. It also gave them an opportunity to present and speak to students, staff and judges and explain how they developed their ideas for their mini companies. Many sales were made on the day and some beautiful gift ideas were purchased just in time for Christmas.
ALL IRELAND SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT: Congrats to past pupil Aida Izydorczyk who was the recipient of an All-Ireland Scholarship Award on Saturday November 19thin University Concert Hall in the University of Limerick. This award is kindly donated by JP McManus in recognition of outstanding academic excellence. Aida will receive 6,750 euro for every year of her study. Aida is studying medicine in Trinity College. Each school also received a crystal clock and photo presented by the Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan.
SENIOR ‘A’ CAMOGIE MUNSTER SEMI FINAL:
Pres Thurles 5-11 Carrick on Suir 2-2
The Presentation girls travelled to Piltown on Monday last hoping to secure a place in this year’s Munster final. In tough weather conditions Presentation settled into the game with a couple of quick-fire Karen Kennedy points edging them into a narrow lead. A brace of Casey Hennessy goals in the space of five minutes suddenly pushed the girls into a commanding lead. Carrick on Suir hit back with two points of their own but immediately Presentation Thurles responded with a Cara O' Connor goal and a point from Nicola Loughnane. Carrick on Suir were now on the ropes and struggling to compete with the physicality and speed of the Thurles girls. A goal from Sarah McKevitt right on half time gave the Waterford side a mammoth task to overcome. The second half continued along the same pattern as the first and the mercurial Casey Hennessy completed her second hat trick of the campaign in emphatic fashion blasting to the net after a storming run. Niamh Ryan added a great point as the Presentation girls closed out the game. The girls now look forward to a Munster final against St Joseph's Tulla or the Ursuline Thurles in early January.
MUNSTER SENIOR FOOTBALL PLATE QUARTER FINAL:
Pres Thurles 5-13 Scoil Mhuire Ennis 1-8
Na Piarsaigh in Limerick was the chosen venue for the Munster Senior Football Plarw Quarter Final. A goal from Emily Walsh in the opening minutes got the girls off to a flying start. A flurry of great points from Niamh Ryan, Ciara Maher and Roisin Daly put the Presentation in the ascendancy. When Lauren McCormack raised another green flag in the 20th minute the girls were firmly on top. Emily Walsh helped herself to another goal after great work from the tireless Muireann O' Connell. The Ennis girls had several great attacks in this period but came away scoreless thanks to the indestructible Aoife Maher and Holly O' Dwyer. Lauren McCormack added another goal after great work from Marie Creedon as the Thurles girls finished strongly. The girls now look forward to a Munster semi-final in the new year.