Well done to the under 14 boys badminton team. They won the Tipperary badminton championship and will go to UL on Thursday 26th January to represent Our Lady’s in the Munster competition. The team members are; Muhammad Shahid, Andrew McAllister, Luke Ormond, and Fionn Kavanagh.
The girls under 14 badminton team took part in the Tipperary championship in Thurles on Thursday 19th of January. They had a great game and were runners up on the day. Well done to Emma Grant, Niamh Lawlor, Kate Delaney and Erin McMullan.
Both Our Lady’s Templemore and Thurles CBS gave it their all to the very end of the Harty Cup quarter final on Wednesday 11th January. It was Our Lady’s though who eased into the semi-finals with a ten point victory over local rivals in front of a huge crowd at The Ragg.
Despite playing against the breeze in the opening half, goals from both Ray McCormack and David O’Shea helped Templemore to lead by 2-4 to 0-8 at half time.
The second half saw more of the same trend, with three members of Tipperary’s All-Ireland winning team from last year – Brian McGrath, Paddy Cadell and Lyndon Fairbrother all hurling very well for Our Lady’s. Gerry Kelly, a member of last year’s squad, also helped to build on the advantage for Our Lady’s.
Thurles may have given a glimmer of hope when Odhran Quirke put the ball into the back of the Templemore net in the final minutes of the game, but it wasn’t to be thanks to points from Fairbrother and McGrath, before Ray McCormack bagged his second goal right at the very death to help Our Lady’s to a deserved ten point victory.
The semi-final brings more Tipperary opposition for Our Lady’s, as Nenagh CBS edged past De La Salle by just a single point. The semi-final is due to take place on Saturday 28th January, with the venue still to be decided.
The German students of Transition Year held their Annual Christmas Market again this year. There was festive food German music and Kinderpunch drink. We had home baked Plätzchen, Blackforest gateau, Pfannkuchen, Apfelstrudel and lots of other cakes. Santa Claus and Mrs.Claus with their elves visited on the day and were available for photos. The second year students of German also made fabulous food for the occasion. This was a wonderful cultural experience of festivity and fun.
On Monday 5th December the Transition Year School Bank was officially opened. The bank is set up and run in conjunction with the Bank of Ireland, Templemore branch who support the students allowing them to set up their School Bank and carry out banking roles and responsibilities.
A team of 7 students set up and manage the day-to-day operations of the School Bank. This year Lara O’Toole, Maeve Keyes, Andrew Mullen, Aine Delaney, Ruth Butler, Pat Carroll and Conor Ryan are the school bank team. They are open every Monday at 1.20-1.40. Their aim this year is to open 100 accounts. Students who wish to open accounts need to fill in an application form and bring €5 to activate the account.