Congratulations to our second year students, Evan Donnelly and Thomas Stokes, who came second in the Intermediate Category of The Tipperary Student Enterprise Competition. They set up a business making outdoor ornaments ‘E & T outdoor ornaments’. Competition was intense in this section as 21 businesses from 11 other schools throughout Tipperary competed. Huge thanks also to staff members Ms. Bergin, Ms. Molumby and Mr. O’Sullivan from the Business and Engineering Departments at Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed in providing guidance and support for the students as an extra-curricular activity.
Our u-14 boys volleyball squad traveled to Dungarvan to compete in a tournament against formidable opposition in local side Coláiste Cathal and Fethard Community College. Little seperated these sides throughout their respective games (except the final score!) and despite superb displays from Pádraig Gleeson, Anthony Ryan, Evan Donnelly and Éamon Ryan, it wasn’t to be on this occasion as we lost out narrowly to progress to the next stage of the competition.
GENERATION EURO STUDENTS AWARD
Well done to Transition Year students Javier Capalla, Jennien O’ Gorman, Aaron Wort and Aaron Cawley who came 2nd in Ireland in the Generation Student Awards 2016. Three teams were chosen from 278 entries nationwide to participate in the upcoming National finals on 8th April. This will entail presenting their project to a panel of judges from the European Central Bank. If they win this section they will travel to Frankfurt at the end of April. The Generation Euro Students’ Award is a competition pertaining to monetary policy in the euro area.
1916 FLAG CEREMONY
Student Council members Bríd Gleeson, Seán Kearney and David Manning made the journey to Croke Park last week to attend The National Flag Ceremony for post-primary schools from around the country. Master of ceremonies for this auspicious event was RTÉ’S Ryan Tubridy. Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D. Higgins delivered a speech and representatives from every school received a National flag and copy of The Proclamation of The Irish Republic.
As part of Engineers Week, Mark Ivors, a Senior Process Safety Engineer with Industrial giant MSD (Merck Sharpe and Dohme) paid a visit to Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed Thurles. He spoke to TY & 5th year Engineering students in relation to work as an engineer and of the huge variety of careers available to engineering graduates.