Cross-Country Champions, Monopoly With the CBS
24th January 2016
Junior Team who won 1st team prize: Aoife o Brien, Lucy Holmes,
Sarah Lacey, Orla Keane, Ann Mc Grath, Aoife Dee and Kate Hickey.
Joint Winners in Waterford Cross-Country Championships
On Friday the 15th of January, Ard Scoil na nDéise students set off to St.Augustine’s College to compete in the Cross-Country County Championships. With strong teams in every age group there were high hopes all round. The day got off to an excellent start with a great performance by Mary Kate Prendergast which earned her an individual 2nd prize. The minor team also finished in 3rd place overall after great running by all members. This team consisted of Mary Kate Prendergast, Aoife Brazil, Ella O’Neill, Gillian Whelan, Kate Heffernan, Laura Miller, Ava Healy, Aoibhilin Dowling, Niamh Fennell and Kamilla Goch.
Next up were the Junior Girls. In this race we had two individual winners, Lucy Holmes who took home individual 1st and Kate Hickey who took home individual 3rd. This team was placed 1st and consisted of Lucy Holmes, Kate Hickey, Aoife O’Brien, Sarah Lacey, Orla Keane, Anne Mc Grath and Aoife Dee.
The Intermediate girls’ team put in a great effort to finish overall 3rd. The team consisted of Sinéad O’Brien, Orla Healy, Kate Whelan and Aisling Baumann.
The last girls’ race of the day was the Senior Girls. Kate McGrath ran a great race to win an individual 2nd place. This team was also placed 2nd and consisted of Kate Mc Grath, Emma Gildea and Melissa Gallant.
Overall Árd Scoil na nDéise shared joint 1st prize with St. Augustine’s for Best Girls’ School on the day. We wish them best of luck in the East Munsters in Carriganore on Thursday 28th January.
Shauna Coakley & Clodagh Curran, Transition Year
Kate Hickey and Lucy Holmes who won 3rd and 1st individual prizes in the Junior race.
Monopoly with the C.B.S.
On Wednesday 20th, the Transition Year girls joined up with the boys from the C.B.S. for an afternoon of Monopoly. After we divided into teams, we all got stuck in. Who knew a game of Monopoly would bring out our competitive sides! Houses and hotels were built, the bankers sorted the money, but it soon became clear that there were people who knew how to work their way around the monopoly board better than others, and they then became known as the ‘elite’.
As the elite battled it out in a game of their own, the rest of us tried to figure out a way to keep as much money as possible, yet own as many houses as possible, which proved difficult! The winners received chocolates at the end, and without a doubt it was an enjoyable afternoon for all involved.
Amy Reynolds, Transition Year