Senior Hockey Cup Match – report by Sarah Jones (6th year student)
Our 6th year senior B team travelled to Enniscorthy last Wednesday, 29 January to begin our cup matches. The first match we played was against the Kilkenny College School. Our team was evenly matched against our opposition making for an entertaining and close game. In the beginning our back line was constantly under pressure and we struggled to maintain much possession of the ball. Fortunately, that changed in the second half as our team dominated most of the possession. We were given many opportunities to score and we were able to convert our chances into goals. Our forward line was exceptionally strong. The midfields did a lot of ball carrying and connected the whole pitch. Our back line successfully defended against two short corners. Our team were delighted. I felt we had some very good pieces of play. We won with a score of 2-1. Goals were scored by Heather O’Leary and Aoife Cullen.
This success was the beginning of our cup games and we are now moving into the semi-finals. Well done to all players who trained hard for this match and a big thank you to Ms. Kennedy who has been such a consistent hockey coach all year. Special thanks are also due to Mr. Buckley for all his valued coaching and assistance with school hockey.
Young Voices of Wexford 2020 – Report by Ms. Walton
The Young Voices of Wexford concert took place in the County Hall on 30 January. This is a concert organised to showcase a sample of the singing talent in our local schools . Each school puts forward three acts to perform on the night. M.C. for the concert was Mr. George Lawlor, Mayor of Wexford.
This was a great opportunity for each student to perform to a large audience and they all thoroughly enjoyed the occasion. A huge congratulations to the five students who took part. These were:
- Iseult McKiernan (3rd year) ,who sang a beautiful rendition of “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again” from The Phantom of the Opera.
- Hannah Devereux (4th year), who sang the well- known song “Out of My Dreams” from Oklahoma.
- Sasha O’ Brien-Phillips and Fern Blood (5th years) who sang the popular song “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey, accompanied by Hannah Murphy (5th year) on piano.
Loreto Debating Society
The society’s first internal debating competition is currently taking place, details of which are below:
|Captain||Member 2||Member 3|
|Yvette McDonnell||Clara Murphy||Molly Holden|
|Cait Whitmore||Heidi Rowlands||Rachel Kenna|
|Orlaith Delaney||Ciara Enright||Angeleena Juddymon|
|Elise Foley||Clodagh Doyle||Sarah Crotty|
|Katelyn Durack||Lily Mai Harrison||Ella Carley|
|Eve Donohoe||Mary Roe||Orla Banville|
|Katiebeth Gaynor||Aoife Kelly||Molly Benson|
|Rebecca Kearney||Hannah Kehoe||Molly Holden|
Quarter final draw and results
|Monday, 27 January||Rebecca Kearney’s team|
|Katelyn Durack’s team|
|That Harry and Meghan are right to map out their own path in life|
|Monday, 3 February|
|Cait Whitmore’s team|
|Orlaith Delaney’s team|
|That women make better national leaders than men|
|Monday, 10 February|
|Katie-Beth Gaynor’s team|| |
Eve Donohoe’s team
|That Ireland is a great country in which to live|
|Monday, 24 February||Elise Foley’s team|| |
Yvette McDonnell’s team
|That compulsory homework should be banned in primary and second level schools|
Great credit is due to all students who are participating. It is also very encouraging to see a good size audience turning up on a regular basis to watch the debates and then participate in the open discussion at the end.