2nd basketballOn 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.

CEIST Bake Off

Congratulations to Sorcha Fogarty, a first year student, who was awarded 2nd place in the in the junior cateregory of The CEIST bake off competition. Her ‘carraige’ cake was entirely edible, including the horse 

 

Ag Science trip Hannah Dooley Ann Kelly Natasha HartyOn Monday the 6th of March students from the 5th and 6th Year Agricultural Science classes attended the Agri Aware Farm Walk & Talk at Gurteen Agricultural College. The students and their teachers were given talks by representatives from Gurteen, Arrabawn Coop and ABP. They were also shown the dairy and suckler herds and had a chance to see ewes in lamb. Both students and teachers found it an informative and useful experience.

 

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!Athletics Tommy Martin Jack Ryan Cian Ryan and Eanna Guilfoyle2

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 kolkataImmersion 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.