Nenagh College student honoured with World Bronze Medal
Leanne Ryan, a second year student at Nenagh College and a native of Templederry, was recently awarded a Bronze medal following her participation in the World Raquetball Championships in The Dominican Republic.
Leanne trained almost seven days a week in the months leading up to the championships. As part of the national squad her training schedule took her to all four corners of Ireland for training in stamina, fitness and court play. Leanne continued to play with Templederry throughout this time and committed to school and club camogie teams. After a long journey to the Dominican Republic via Paris Leanne had a few days to acclimatise to the very different weather conditions with the searing heat and different court and ball conditions.
Together with her playing partner, Mary Ellen Phelan, Leanne faced the challenge of playing Canada, Ecuador, Mexico, USA and the Dominican Republic over five days. When all the points accrued from these encounters were totalled the girls finished in a very creditable 3rd place in the world, a magnificent achievement given the climatic conditions which were not such an obstacle for their opponents.
The staff and students of Nenagh College acknowledged Leanne’s wonderful achievement at a specially convened school assembly upon her return.
On 8th December Nenagh College transition year students hosted a Christmas market, the stalls included luxury food fare and numerous enterprise projects, “Canter Horse Care Products”, “Reflective mirror and print products”, “Country Candles”, “Like New Zippies” and “Mr Frosty” which were judged on the night by Eleanor Forrest of Tipperary Enterprise. All market stalls were excellently presented on the night and were enjoyed by a large attendance. Congratulations to “Canter” and “Reflective” who will progress to The Tipperary Enterprise Senior Competition in LIT Thurles in March 2016 and also to Denise Cullagh who will represent Nenagh College with her handcrafted Mr Frosty Snowmen in the Intermediate Competition.
New Parent Council for Nenagh College
A new Parent Council has been formed in Nenagh College following a very well attended and successful Annual General Meeting.
Ms. Rose Tully, a founder member of NPCPP (National Parent Council, Post Primary) and former North Tipperary VEC member, was the key note speaker. She shared her experience of Parent Council membership with the attendance and has continued her work with the committee in an advisory capacity developing a new constitution for the organisation. Rose is pictured with the Principal, Mr. Kennedy and Deputy Principal, Ms. Ann Melley.
The First and Second Year male students of Nenagh College were successful in winning the first perpetual Basketball Cup at Nenagh College on Friday last. Borrisokane College and Nenagh CBS were invited to participate in the local school tournament that will run annually. Nenagh College Boys showed excellent skill and determination to defeat Nenagh CBS in the final, with the first two quarters seeing Nenagh CBS lead throughout. However, with Charlie Ward and Dorin Gildea in excellent form, Nenagh College were deserving winners in the end.