Munster Indoor Athletics Championships 2017
Our Lady’s had an outstanding performance and accumulated a total of 15 Munster medals and 11 of them gold!
Jack Ryan who came home in 1st in the minor boys 1200m was the first medal winner for Our Lady’s. Jack is also competing in the All-Ireland Cross Country at the weekend.
Conor Ryan was next to the track and stormed home to victory in the Intermediate boys 1200m. This was followed up by another gold in the Junior Boys Shot Putt. Jack Barnett took on a competitive field but with a throw of over 11 metres, he was assured a victory.
The relay teams really put on a star performance. The Minor Girls won the overall gold with a 3 second clear margin over 2nd place. Their team was made up of Niamh Lawlor, Kate Delaney, Emma Grant and Neassa Towey. The Minor boys also secured gold with an excellent run and their team was made up of Tommy Martin, Jack Ryan, Cian Ryan and Eanna Guilfoyle. To round off the day the Junior Boys won overall silver and missed out on gold by just a second. Their team of Jordan Collins, David Quinn, Kieran Shorley and Jimmy Mullens can be very proud.
This February, thirteen students and two teachers from Our Lady’s Secondary School in Templemore took part in The Hope Foundation’s School Immersion Programme. The Immersion Programme gave Transition and 5th Year students the unique opportunity to travel to Kolkata for one week. They got to visit HOPE projects on an educational and cultural visit and to witness first-hand the work of HOPE and the extremities of life in Kolkata.
The thirteen students from Our Lady’s, Grace Martin, Lara O’Toole, Christina Cleary, Eva Rush, Zara O’Connell, Johanna Finn, Aimee Gleeson, Sophie Cantwell, Cheyenne Stewart, Katie Giles, Liam Nolan, Roberto Iannelli and Ben Collins have spent the last 10 months fundraising for the projects, both together as a group and individually. They were able to see first-hand the amazing work that volunteers from The Hope Foundation do in over 64 projects it has scattered across a population of 27 million people.
The group visited the slums orphanages, crèches, rehabilitation centres for boys and girls homes and The Hope Foundation Hospital. The group would like to extend its thanks to the Staff and students of Our Lady’s Templemore, the greater Templemore community, parishioners, businesses, sports clubs , organisations and family members who all contributed in so many meaningful ways.
This was a unique experience for our students and many of whom see it as the start of further voluntary work.
TY students visited Cloughjordan cookery school on Monday February 6th and had a fun filled day experiencing work in both the vegetable garden and in the kitchen.
On arrival, they were welcomed with hot chocolate and home-made cookies. They were divided into two groups with one group digging and collecting vegetables and herbs in the organic garden, whilst the other group prepared lunch of soup and bread rolls.
In the afternoon they swapped groups. TY students prepared a very tasty lunch for the evening meal. They enjoyed Indian Chicken curry, Naan bread and chocolate Brownies. All students were given the opportunity to learn about the benefits of healthy eating and how to produce tasty snacks and meals using local organic produce.
Our Lady’s Secondary School had great success on Friday last in the East Munster Country Athletics Championships. It was another mucky affair on the course held in W.I.T Sports Centre.
The school was sporting their new athletics singlets and they represented exceptionally well. Jack Ryan finished 3rd in the Minor Boys and qualified for the Munster Finals. The Junior Boys team won gold overall and this guaranteed 7 athletes through to the next stage. This team was made up of Henry Fogarty, Michael Ryan, Harry Flemming, Enda Ryan, Rhys Loughnane, Scott Pierson and Eddie Ryan. The Intermediate Boys Team came 2nd overall and they also secure their spot in the Munster Finals. Conor Ryan was first home in 6th position followed closely by Lorcan Roche, James Kennedy, Jack Foyle and Jack Cullen. Ben O’Carroll also secured his qualification in the Senior Boys to round off a very successful day for Our Lady’s.
A group of 5th and 6th year students from Our Lady’s who competed during the week in UCC Munster Schools’ Debating Championships Quarter Finals. A huge congratulations to Caoimhe Delaney and Davina O’Flaherty who qualified for the next round.