Two teams travelled to Newtown School, Waterford on Thursday, 16 November for league matches. Inter Bs (pictured below) were extremely unlucky to lose 0-1 having dominated large periods of the game owning the share of possession against a strong Newtown side. Minor Bs also came away empty handed but the girls continue to progress and improve as the league progresses.
Training will continue in the coming weeks as the transition to a state of the art Astro pitch at our new school beckons in the New Year.
CSPE Trip – report by Ms. Skelton’s 2nd Year CSPE students, Abi Reynolds and Eve Scallan
What would be a better way to learn about Law than visiting a jail?
Well, that’s exactly what Ms. Skelton’s 2nd year CSPE class did.
We started a new school year and it got us thinking about the new school policies and the Law in general. We realised that such an important system/resource was not fully understood by 2nd year CSPE students.
For our CSPE action project we decided to visit the historic and fascinating Wicklow Gaol. We asked the lovely Ms. Carroll would she accompany us on our educational trip.
We left bright and early on a Friday morning, full of excitement. We couldn’t wait for the day ahead. We arrived and were taken aback by the incredible building. We were given a guided tour and we learned so much about what life was like for the prisoners. An interesting fact we learned was that Ellen Walsh was the oldest person to be in the jail. She was an incredible 90 year old woman!
All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed the trip and we would highly recommend it to anyone who is thinking about going.
Match report on football semi final between Loreto, Wexford and Loreto, Navan – by Caitlín Nash
The Loreto Senior A football team played against Loreto, Navan in the semi final of the Leinster Schools league in Páirc Charman on Thursday, 22 November.
Every girl on the Wexford side left everything they had on the pitch as they claimed victory over a strong Navan side in horrendous weather conditions. Loreto were first on the score board with the help of Ciara Banville as she hit the net in the opening few minutes. The runs of both midfielders Emma Cousins and Lettie Whelan led to some great link up play with the half back line as they were not afraid to move forward. Rachel Bennett was on fire as she took the frees and popped them all over the bar. The three in the full back line along with the goal keeper, Sally Walker, were making superb blocks and saves. With the help of Niamh Dunne who was playing sweeper, the backs stood their ground and let little of Loreto Navan past them. The centre back, Sarah Harding Kenny, made many solo runs which resulted in a goal as she passed it onto Julia Dempsey who popped it over the keepers head into the net. Seconds later Ciara Banville won the kick out and laid it off to Bennett who gave it to Hamilton who finished once again before half time.
During the second half the wind and rain became stronger but so did Loreto, Wexford as they continued their great link up play as well as holding onto the ball. Loreto started to move forward as a unit which resulted in their wing back, Megan Carty, scoring a point. With fifteen minutes left Loreto decided to put the game to bed when a quick free was passed to Emma Codd who was giving excellent passes throughout the game. She passed the ball around the forwards before it fell to Becky Hamilton to put the ball in the left hand corner to leave victory in Wexford’s hands. An introduction of subs kept the scoreboard rising as Michelle Carty popped the ball over the bar minutes after coming on. Final score was Loreto, Wexford 5-13 Loreto, Navan 0-8.
Wexford now proceed to the Leinster Final in the coming weeks.
Loreto, Wexford team:
5.Megan Carty (0-1)
6.Sarah Harding Kenny
10.Emma Codd (0-2)
11.Rachel Bennett (0-8)
12.Julia Dempsey (1-1)
14.Becky Hamilton (3-0)
15.Ciara Banville (1-0)
16. Caitlin Carroll
17. Anna Hennessy
18. Eva Crean
19. Maura Molly
20. Niamh O’Connor
21. Ashling Gouldson
22. Michelle Carty (0-1)
23. Liadh Dwyer
24. Mollie Bates
25. Ann Maire Bennett
26. Emily Coakley