- Congratulations to the children from 6th Class who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Pentecost Sunday. It was the first Confirmation ceremony with our new Bishop, Kevin Doran. We wish him well in his ministry in our diocese. A big thank you to our teachers, Mrs Robinson, Ms Carr and Ms Caffrey for their wonderful work in preparing the children for their special day. Thanks also to our marvellous choir, who enhanced the ceremony so beautifully under the direction of Mr Mitchell and accompanied by Emma Purcell and to Sam Purcell for his rendition of a slow air on the tin whistle. We are also grateful for the input of Canon Hever in preparing the children. Thanks also to our secretary, Mary Meehan for the beautiful Booklets and to Liam Mc Loughlin for transporting the artwork and adorning the Cathedral for the occasion. A big thank you to our wonderful Parents Association for their preparation of the post-ceremony party in the Gillooly Hall and their presentations to our teachers, our choir director, our organist and to Garda Pat Conway who was officiating on traffic patrol for the last time before he retires next month. We are very grateful to Pat for the years of service to Scoil Ursula as a Community Garda. You will be missed!!
Congratulations to our girls GAAmigos team who won the county final of the skills competition in Summerhill College on Thursday The girls scored 40 points out of a possible 45 in their skills tests finishing 2 points ahead of their nearest rivals. The girls win a set of jerseys for the school team and a trip for their class to the Connacht Centre of Excellence on June 15th.
Congratulations to the children from 2nd Class who received their First Communion on Sunday. A big thank you to their teachers, Ms Burke & Ms Mitchell and to our SNA, Simone Hickey, for their wonderful work in preparing the children for their special day. Thanks also to our marvellous choir, who enhanced the ceremony so beautifully under the direction of Mr Mitchell and accompanied by Emma Purcell. We are also grateful for the input of our local priest, Fr. Pat. Thanks also to our secretary, Mary Meehan for the beautiful Booklets and to Liam Mc Loughlin for transporting the artwork and adorning the Cathedral for the occasion.
Congratulations to Scoil Ursula Hurling Captain, Michael Morgan (pictured right), who has been selected to play at Croke Park later this Summer. Michael will represent his school during one of the INTO Cumann na mBunscoil half-time matches at either the All-Ireland Hurling Semi-Final or final. This will be the first time that a player from the school was chosen for this honour and it is just reward for his role in captaining Scoil Ursula to their first ever Sligo Cumann na mBunscoil hurling title earlier this week.
Congratulations also to Finn Young and Fintan Campbell, who along with Michael, have been selected on the Sligo Primary Schools Hurling All-Stars Team who will play teams from Galway, Mayo, Roscommon and Leitrim at the Connacht Centre of Excellence on Thursday the 28th of May!! Well done to all!!
Scoil Ursula achieved an historic first Cumann na mBuscoil Hurling title yesterday evening in Markiewicz Park, with a nail-biting victory over worthy runners-up, St. Enda's of Carraroe. In only the school's first ever final, Scoil Ursula carried the game to their opponents with determination and vigour. It was a low-scoring game with both defences on top and the only score of the first half was a Michael Morgan point. Carraroe levelled soon into the second half and then got their noses in front with a pointed free. It was end to end stuff with Scoil Ursula getting back on terms and subsequently taking the lead with a lovely score on the turn from Fintan Campbell. However, straight from the puck-out Carraroe were awarded another free and the game was level again. Michael Morgan saw the last chance in normal time tail agonisingly wide and we were headed into extra time. Patryk Badowski emerged as the hero with two unanswered scores at the death to secure our first hurling championship. There were huge performances from all the team. Kacper Janowski, Eoghan Furey and Johnny Stewart defended bravely while Stephen Mahon kept out a number of goal bound efforts. Michael Morgan played a captain's role ably assisted in midfield by the free running Finn Young. Up front, Fintan Campbell got on a lot of ball while Ben Fahy pressurised the Carraroe defence to give his team mates some breathing space. But in the end, it was down to Patryk Badowski's strength around the goal that forced the crucial scores and sealed a sweet victory for the boys in purple & gold.
Well done to all the panel including Muna Islam, Conor Flynn and Eli Rooney for their efforts this year. To win the championship in only our third year competing at this level is a remarkable achievement and credit must go to our hurling coaches, Johnny Mullins originally and in latter years Benny Kenny, who played an invaluable role in promoting the game in our school. Scoil Ursula Abú!!!
Following on from the hurlers' success, our footballers have had a good start to their Cumann na mBunscoil campaign also. Today, the boys' team had two hard-earned victories over Grange NS and Rathcormack NS in Kent Park. Our girls' team are one from two. After an opening defeat to Rathcormack, they bounced back to save their season with a hard fought victory over defending champions, Grange NS. Both teams now have a good chance of progressing to the semi-finals and we wish them well.
Congratulations to our hurlers who have made history by being the first ever Scoil Ursula team to qualify for the Cumann na mBunscoil Final. After a good win over Geevagh in the quarter-final, we survived a tense last few minutes against Rathcormac before emerging with a two-point victory. Well done to our whole panel who have trained very hard this year to improve hurling in the school. Thanks also to our hurling coach Benny Kenny, who has done great work to raise the profile of the game in our school over the last few years. The final has been fixed for Markievicz Park on Wednesday next at 4pm. Please come along and support our team!!
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