UCC Open Day, Cobh, Track and Field Championships, V&V Charity Run
27th April 2015
Shanice McGovern and Jessica Keohan pictured at the UCC Open Day
UCC Open Day
The TY Career class visited UCC on the 17th of April for an open day. When we arrived we met our tour guide, Tim, who led us around the campus. First we went to the science department where there was information stands on each course, which we found very interesting. We then went to a talk about every course available in UCC, which was very informative. Our tour guide then brought us on a campus tour explaining each building in detail. We learned a lot about the college, and we can see ourselves studying there in the future. We really enjoyed the day.
Amber Navin, Jessica Keohan and Shanice McGovern, 4th Year
TY’s Visit Centre in Cobh
On Wednesday 22nd April both TY groups travelled to Cobh, Co. Cork to the Titanic experience. We left from the school and reached our first destination at 10.30. Each person got a ticket as if we were actual passengers on that day over 100 years ago. On the 11th of April 1912, 123 passengers boarded the titanic beyond Roaches Point. Everyone had a third class ticket today which cost £8 at the time and is worth €640 today. Your third class ticket got a bed, running water and electricity – which was a new luxury to the majority of these passengers as they came from rural countryside’s. In this quarter there was room for playing music, dancing and talking. We were told that this is where futures were planned out and replayed but unfortunately the thoughts and dreams of new lives in America were not to be as many people didn’t reach the American coast.
We also saw the first class area which had a large bed, dressing table and lounge area. This ship was one of the most luxurious of its time with a heated swimming pool, running water and large dining halls that stretched the length of the vessel. On 15th April the titanic hit an iceberg and this is when the ‘unsinkable ship’ began to drop under. At the end of the tour we got to see if we had been one of the survivors on board. We left Cobh at 12:45 and headed for Perks in Youghal. Here we could do laser tag and or bowling. We were back in Dungarvan at 3:35 after a great day.
Muireann Walsh, 4th Year
Aoife Dee, Orla Keane, Anne McGrath and Lucy Holmes part of the winning minor relay team
Árd Scoil Success at Track and Field School Championships
On 22nd of April the County Track and Field Schools Championships took place in the RSC in Waterford. The Árd Scoil had 15 competitors on the day. We had a very successful day with a total of 7 medals returning to Dungarvan. Lucy Holmes, 1st Year, had a very successful day with a tally of 3 medals winning the 1500m race, 3rd in Long jump and was part of the winning Minor relay team along with Aoife Dee, Anne McGrath and Orla Keane. Aoife and Orla also competed in the Shot Put with Aoife throwing very successfully and finishing 3rd overall.
Lucy Holmes with her gold medal for the 1500m race
This was the first Track and Field outing for many of our first years and they competed in a variety of events. With Tara Fitzgerald, Wikotoria Fic and Anne McGrath competing in the 100m, Hayleigh Stringer in Long Jump, Katelyn Horsom in High Jump and Aoife Kiely, Clodagh Tutty and Mackenzie Coleman all competing in the Javelin. Congratulations to all of the girls on their first outing.
Five second years came with us each of them competing in different events. Claudia Quarry competed in the Junior 100m, Orla Renton and Lowri Davis in Long Jump and High Jump and Grace Montgomery in Long Jump. These 4 also competed in the Junior Relay. Sinead O’Brien competed in the 800m and Triple Jump winning gold in the triple jump.
Clodagh Tutty, Mackenzie Coleman and Aoife Kiely pictured at the County Track and Field School Championships
Thanks to Miss Flavin and Mrs Ashe for all of their help on the day. Best of luck to all the girls going on to compete in the East Munster Championships which will be held in Templemore on the 29th of April.
Sinead O’Brien, 2nd Year
Dungarvan V&V Charity Run 2015
The Tipperary Light Car and Motorcycle Club will be holding a charity run on Sunday 10th May in aid of the Árd Scoil na nDéise Lourdes Helpers. Each year a group of 5th Year students travel to Lourdes as helpers to assist those in need on their pilgrimage to Lourdes. The money raised by the vintage car run will go towards these students’ noble cause.
The run will take place on 10th May beginning at 12:00. Cars will take off from the Lookout, a very beautiful part of Dungarvan situated close to the Árd Scoil, and attendants will travel through many scenic areas in the Southeast. Refreshments will be provided at Árd Scoil na nDéise before the run. Remember, all proceeds from the event will go towards the Árd Scoil na nDéise Lourdes Helpers Fund.
If you wish to take part in the run, or have any other questions about it, please contact Eamonn Foley at 058-44105 or 087-778-6500 or Nora Foley at 0877551130.