Credit Union Art , Cycle Against Suicide, Senior Camogie, Pink Day, Awards Night
27th October 2014
Credit Union Art Competition
Aoife Foran's winning entry in the Credit Union Art Competition - 'Life in Colour'
We at Árd Scoil na nDéise would like to congratulate Aoife Foran, 5th Year, for her achievement in the Credit Union Art Competition. Aoife came joint third in the 14-17 year old category for her piece titled; ‘Life in Colour’. Aoife described her work as showing; “that life isn’t just in black and white, but colour too. Some things may appear colourless but everything has colour. Even if things are black and white they still have dimensions and texture, everyone in life needs a splash of colour.”
Cycle Against Suicide Artwork
Second Year students display the posters they created for Suicide Awareness
A ‘Cycle Against Suicide’ was held on 18th October. A group of our second year art students are pictured with posters they created for suicide awareness. These posters decorated the hall of St. Joseph’s Primary School on the day of the cycle.
On Monday 20th October, the Senior Camogie Team travelled to Bushy Park to take on the Mercy Waterford in the Munster Colleges Camogie Senior D Competition. After losing their last game the girls were determined to get back to winning ways and this showed.
The Árd Scoil was quick out of the blocks in the first half with a goal from Stella Queally. Orla Hickey converted some long range frees and Cathrine Murray showed her threat in front of goal but managed to score some vital points. The girls work rate in the first half was phenomenal especially from the backs led by Ellen Curran, Gemma O’Brein and Taylor Murray and this showed as they managed to keep the opposition scoreless in midfield. Half time score: Árd Scoil 1-06 Mercy 0-0.
The second half was a much tighter affair with the stiff wind favouring the Mercy and it showed as their forwards showed much more of a threat, but our backs and Sibeal Harney in midfield, who showed some excellent catching, worked hard and defended well. The Árd Scoil girls gave away some easy frees which the Mercy free taker converted to make the match a much closer affair. But goals from Stella Queally, Cathrine Murray and Kate McGrath gave the Árd Scoil a comfortable lead which they would hold until the final whistle. Full time score: Árd Scoil 4-06 Mercy Waterford 2-07.
Pink Day Presentation
5th Year students donate funds raised at Pink Day to the Solas Centre Waterford
Pictured are 5th Year Árd Scoil na nDéise students who organised a Pink Picnic in aid of cancer support services in Waterford. The funds of this year’s picnic are going to the Solas Centre Waterford.
Presenting the cheque to Dr. Gráinne Ní Fhoghlú are Dervla Kearns, Shauna Hennessy and their teacher Norma O’Driscoll.
Transition Year Quiz
On Monday 20th of October, TY students from Árd Scoil na nDéise and Dungarvan CBS came together for a quiz in the Árd Scoil. The last three classes of the day were filled with some tough questions and a competitive atmosphere. At the end of eight rounds with approximately eight questions per round, there were three teams who came out on top.
On the winning team were: Sarah Walsh, Ailbhe Looby, Darragh Tobin and John O’Brien. In second place were; Kate McGrath, Amy O’Riordan, Ellie Janes, Sean Whelan Barrett and Sean Fennell. In third place were; Elaine Drohan, Urte Mozeryte, Jack O’Brien and AJ Power. A special thanks to the teachers from both schools that organised this enjoyable event.
Árd Scoil na nDéise held its 17th annual Awards Night on the 17th October. This wonderful night saw many students receiving awards from the school.
We would like to thank all those who made the night possible. A special thank you to our sponsors Comerach Oil, James Conroy (Electrical Contractor), Copymoore Ltd., Curran’s Topline, Brian Dewick (Kilnatoora Cleaning), Easons, Insulex Insulation, Jitterbeans, Ard Scoil na nDéise Parents Council, The Park Hotel, Eddie Parks (Gem Cleaning), John Regan Construction, Sip n’ Surf, David Walsh (Office Supplies), Ger Wyley (Sports & Leisure), The Radley Family.