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Convent Road, Dungarvan
County Waterford, Ireland

Tel: (058) 41464

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Waterford Cross Country Championships, Soroptomists Public Speaking, Open Night

30th January 2012


Mrs Ashe and her redoubtable cross country runners travelled to Waterford on Thursday to take part in the Waterford Cross Country Schools Championships.

Minors (5th place)

Hannah Power and Kate McGrath qualified for the Munster Schools Cross Country Championships. Other Team members were Sarah Walsh, Grainne Lane and Kate Faherty.

Junior Team (3rd place)

Cliona Ryan, Ordnaith Keane, Laura Cusack and Grace Heffernan qualified for the Munster Championships as a team.

Intermediate Team

Louise Conroy and Clodagh Keane finished a very difficult 3000m course.

Senior Team (3rd place)

The Senior team qualified for the Munster Final. The team is Kaylee Norris, Una McGrath, Aoife Landers, Emer Duff and Jennifer Meehan.

Well done to all who competed and good luck at the Munsters.

Soroptomist Public Speaking

On Wednesday twelve students from T.Y., 5th and 6th year competed in our “in-house” competition of public speaking, from which six were picked to go forward to compete in the event held by the Soroptomists Dungarvan branch in Lawlors Hotel on Thursday night. Adjudicators Mr John Cunningham and Mrs Anne Stack praised the girls for both the content of their speeches and their delivery.


TY: Chloe Keane, Emma Casey, Aoife Murphy, Ellen Power
5th Years: Una McGrath, Aisling Farrell, Tabitha Alexander, Abigail de Souza, Aine Power and Jenny Hurley.
6th years: Andrea Foley and Sarah Fitzgerald.

Andrea, Abigail, Aine, Una, Aoife and Ellen were chosen to go forward to the Waterford Finals of the Soroptomist Public Speaking competition, which was held in Lawlors Hotel on Thursday Night. Andrea and Abigail were picked to represent Waterford in the regional finals, while Aoife Murphy received an award for her outstanding research. The girls spoke on a wide range of topics from human rights to health issues. Well done to the girls and their mentors Mrs Evelyn Simons and Mr Daniel Veale.

Open Night.

Thank you to all the students who came in to help out on Open Night and make it such a success. They helped out in all departments and were the stars of the night. It was good to see such a big turnout of visitors and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. We must also say a big thank you to the Parents’ council who, once again, pulled out all the stops and provided the delicious refreshments




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