Michael Ryan, a past pupil of Our Lady's and manager of the Tipperary Senior Hurling team, was in School recently to officially open the school bank (Bank of Ireland).
While here he spoke to 5th and 6th years about his journey with the Tipperary Senior Hurling team.
He gave a very motivational talk to the group and spoke about the parallels between sport and school life.
He explained how the Tipperary team and management had to slowly begin building up the team. How their success has been based on hard work.
He also gave valuable advice to all of our 6th year students.
'whatever you can do, do it'
Each student can do a lot in next 5-6 weeks, you just need to apply yourself, make a plan, follow it through and simply do your best.
He also reminded students that the Leaving cert will not define you, you may meet some bumps in the road but it is essential that you learn from these mistakes.
Very inspirational words.
Tipperary Track and Field Championship
Our Lady’s accumulated a total of 20 medal winners on Wednesday the 5th of April. Scott Pearson and Michael Ryan got the school off to a flying start with a 1st and 2nd place in the 75m Hurdles. The Minor Girls 100m race was a very competitive field and the cream came to the top with a 2nd and 3rd place finish from Emma Grant and Neassa Towey. Emma also won the Long jump in the Minor age group. Wiktoria Leszuk brought in the first of the throwing medals with two 3rd place medals in the Inter Girls Discus and Shot Putt. Jack Barnett took home bronze in the Junior boys Shot Putt. Henry Fogarty demonstrated a fine run in the Junior Boys 800m to finish 2nd . His hard Cross Country season really stood to him on the last lap. James Maher came 3rd in the Junior Boys Long Jump. He was unable to defend his Gold form last year but still jumped well. Ondrej Olah was our only senior medal winner coming 3rd in the Long Jump.
On Wednesday 22nd Our Lady's 2nd year basketball B team had a great win over Cross and Passion, Kilcullen. They became Regional champions with a final score line of 39-27.
It was a very close game with Our Lady’s only a point up at half time. The girls displayed a level of skill and talent in the fourth quarter which saw Our Lady's open a gap that Kilcullen were unable to close.
Congrats to the team and their coaches Ms Mary Fitzpatrick and Ms Marie Ryan.
The match was held in St Mary’s Hall, Portlaoise.
TY students, Sophie O'Brien, Meave Keyes ,Beibheann OHair, Alba Domingo, Adam Duffe and Hugh Maher in RTE Studios on Thursday 23rd as part of the School Digital Champion site visit. As part of the trip we were given MoJo training by RTE journalist Philip Bromwell. We also enjoyed a tour of RTE including the Late Late Show set. This was followed by a Samsung Virtual Reality and 360 experience.