Camogie Munster Final, Short Story Competition, All Ireland Indian Family Conference, Christmas Crafts
22nd December 2014
Under 16 and 1/2 Camogie Munster Final
Ard Scoil na nDéise Munster U16 and a half A winning team pictured after their win at Bushy Park
On a fresh Saturday the 16th of December, the Munster U16 ½ A South final took place in Bushy Park. Árd Scoil na nDéise, Dungarvan took on Glanmire Community College. There were plenty of supporters from both sides. After being beaten last year in extra-time in the final, Árd Scoil team were prepared to do everything in their power not to leave it behind them this year.
When the referee, Tommy O’Sullivan, threw in the first ball, both sets of midfielders fought their hardest. Glanmire’s midfield was led by Kellie Lyons and Donna Kerrigan. The Árd Scoil team got on the scoreboard first with Sibéal Harney and Sarah Lacey putting over a point each. The Árd Scoil backs were led by the skilful duo of Alix Fitzgerald at full back and centre back Clodagh Curran.
The first half preceded some excellent scoring leaving Glanmire behind despite midfielder Kellie Lyons pointing some great long distance. Sibéal Harney, Kate McGrath and Sarah Lacey led the Waterford side from the centre of the field. These three talented girls totalled 3-5 between them. Glanmire replied with another goal and point from Kellie Lyons but the Árd Scoil proved they had the mettle when they held tight throughout the closing minutes. A point from the hard-working Aisling Baumann in the dying seconds secured the result for the Árd Scoil girls.
The match was close the whole way through but exceptional score-taking from county minor Sibéal Harney made it a great display of camogie. All eyes were on the youngest members of the Árd Scoil team, Aoife Dee, Clodagh Tutty and Sarah Lacey, who acquitted themselves with distinction against older and more experienced opponents. Árd Scoil beat Glanmire Community College 3-6 to 1-7. Cheers rose from the Árd Scoil side as worthy captain Kate McGrath lifted the cup.
Kayleigh Veale, 6th Year
Short Story Competition
A Christmas short story competition, kindly sponsored by Easons Dungarvan, was run over the past few weeks by the English department. Students were encouraged to write a Christmas themed story and give it to their English teacher.
The competition was very popular with junior students, with the bulk of entries coming from 1st years. It was a difficult task to pick a winner as all the stories were very well written but in the end Ciara Dunne from 1.2 emerged as the overall winner with a very intriguing story about Christmas being cancelled.
Hannah Kirwan from 1.1 came a close second and three runner-up prizes were awarded to Niamh Curran from 1.2, Grainne McGrath also from 1.2 and Shalini Biju, a 2nd year from 2.2. A huge well done to all the girls and keep up the writing!
All Ireland Indian Family Conference
Shalini Biju, 2nd year, who recently performed in the All Ireland Indian Family Conference 2014
In the recent All Ireland Indian Family Conference 2014, Shalini Biju took part in a group performance of Contemporary and Bollywood dance, with other dancers from Waterford. Shalini, a 2nd year student in Árd Scoil na Déise, loves dancing and started at the age of six. She has taken lessons of the South Indian Classical Dance, Bharatanatyam, under the guidance of the distinguished Sreemathy Ramani from Kalamandalam Dance Academy in India.
Shalini started performing both semi-classical and Bollywood dances in various cultural festivals. She also took part in many group dances for India’s Independence Day in both India and Ireland (All Ireland Indian Family Conference) since 2006. Shalini won many dancing competition for performing Bharatanatyam, Bollywood and other forms of dances.
Bharatanatyam is an Indian classical dance performed in the South Indian temples. Bharatanatyam is known for its grace, purity, tenderness, and sculptural poses. It is one of the most popular Indian dances in the world today and is performed by both males and females.
Bollywood dances are cinematic Indian dances. The term Bollywood was created by combining two names, Bombay (now the city of Mumbai) and Hollywood. Bollywood based in Mumbai, is India’s –and the worlds – largest film industry in terms of the number of films produced.
First Year Christmas Crafts
First Year Christmas Craft Workshop Snowmen
On Wednesday 17th December the first year students came together in a Christmas craft workshop. Everyone got into the Christmas spirit; making festive snowmen, candle holders and Christmas cards. A big thank you to Ms. Curran for organising the event, a wonderful time was had by all.
First Year Christmas Craft Workshop Snowman