It can only be described as a ‘soft’ day when the first year pupils from Scoil Mhuire took to the hockey field to play Ashton secondary school B Team on Thursday 6th of March.
The double decker bus trip down was described by one pupil as ‘an emotional roller coaster’ as we made the trip down from the hill to the Mardyke Arena.
As the teams lined out it could nearly be considered a home game for the girls from Scoil Mhuire due to the travelling supporters.
The game itself was a close contest, as Ashton contested the match from the word go. It was Catherine McKenna who broke the dead lock with a super individual performance and put Scoil Mhuire up in the first half with a match winning performance from the get go.
This was followed closely in the second half by an all-star performance from our goalkeeper Niamh Wiseman who in her own words ‘saved a goal’ and saved the day on more than one occasion as she lead from the back.
Halfway through the second period Muireann Heaney finished off a fine move to put the Scoil Mhuire girls two goals to the good and the game finished two nil to Scoil Mhuire
Speaking to David the Hockey coach after the match he was delighted with the win against a very strong Ashton team, a huge improvement was visible in today’s performance and the travelling Scoil Mhuire supporters had a lot to do with our win.
Congratulations to the Pink Bank for their success in winning the regional finals of the Build a Bank challenge today.The school is run by Transition Year students Alison Fitzgerald, Elaine McCarthy, Kate Sweetnam, Eva Kelleher, Áine O’Callaghan and Maeve O’Brien. We would like to wish the girls the very best of luck as they progress to represent the schools at the National Finals in April.
At the end of January 2013, three Second Years – Romina Golchin, Rebecca O’Shaughnessy and Aoife Crotty – participated in a Junior Public Speaking Competition run by the Irish Federation of University Women. This is a national competition for girls under the age of fifteen, with participants having just fifteen minutes to prepare a speech on one of six topics, ranging from Education and the Environment, to Happiness and The Teenage Years. January’s Regional Final was held in UCC, and Romina, Rebecca and Aoife all put in sterling performances to clinch the (very shiny!) Cup. Romina spoke (worryingly for many!) on how teenagers should earn their pocket money by doing household chores; Rebecca discussed the conflict between Human greed and the need to protect the planet, and Aoife gave a rallying presentation on how young people are too obsessed with their appearance and weight, sharply critiquing the influence of the Media. An excellent performance was presented by all, and on March 1st they’ll be participating in the National Final. Best of luck, ladies!!!
Junior Basketball Results
S.M.C Vs. St. Mary’s Charleville
First Year: S.M.C. 37 – 8 Charleville
Second Year: S.M.C. 28 – 21 Charleville
The annual S.M.C. Awards Evening will take place in the Gresham Metropole Hotel on Thursday 27th of February 2014 at 7.30pm. This year we are delighted to welcome Ms. Gillian Keating, President of Cork Chamber of Commerce and past-pupil, as our guest speaker for the evening.