Woman Day 2018
By: Emma Murphy and Leah O Donoghue Transition Year
On the 13th of March the transition year girls from Colaiste Phobal Ros Cré went to Roscrea 2000 where we had our first of our two ‘Woman Days’.
When we arrived in the N.T.L.P. we were welcomed by Deirdre Cahir. We went inside and we met our Chaplin Father Lorcan, Fiona, Valerie and Linda. We all sat around in a circle and the talking began. We discussed what it is like to be a woman, what is expected of women and what constitutes ‘an attractive woman’. At 11 o clock we were treated to a bun and at 1 o clock we had our lunch. The atmosphere was very relaxed and friendly. Everyone was laughing and talking freely throughout the day.
We were all looking forward to our second ‘Woman Day’ which took place on the 10th of April. During the day we spoke about relationships, inspirational women and what advice we would give to first year students. We played a game where each girl took turns to sit in the middle of the room blindfolded and the other girls around her gave her compliments. Everyone realised new positive things about themselves.
Over the two days we believe that every girl took at least one positive thought from the room. The 2 days were filled with positivity and happiness. Everyone was comfortable in the environment and everyone spoke freely. We think that all women and men should experience a day or days like this as we ourselves took many valuable memories and advice from it. On behalf of all the transition year girls we would like to thank all the staff in the N.T.L.P., Linda, Fiona and for making the day extra special and of course to Fr. Lorcan for organising the day.
Our Coláiste Phobal Athletics Team competed in the County Outdoor Championships on Wednesday 25th April, in Templemore. Under the most challenging of weather conditions and against the top athletes from Tipperary Schools, the school’s Athletics team produced incredible relay and individual performances. Each and every member of the school’s team ran, hurdled, jumped and threw to the very best of their ability and supported their team mates with great enthusiasm. An incredible total of 20 medals were won. The team brought home 6 individual golds, 6 silvers and 5 bronze with a further gold and 2 silvers won in the relay events.
The Coláiste Phobal Team was as follows:
Alannah Dunford, Khya Lynch, Kelsey Wing and Mollie Dooley,Caoimhe Flannery, Nicole Brooks, Elizabeth O’Keeffe, Orlagh Phelan and Jessica Lally.
Michael Fitzgerald, Dayle O’Meara, John Donovan, Aaron Delahunty, Enda Moore, Aaron Lawlor, Jamie Ryan, Simba Havatitye and the Dooley Brothers – Graham, Kyle and Adam.
Table of events and results:
|Alannah Dunford||100m – 2nd||4×100 1st|
|Khya Lynch||Shot Put – 2nd||75m Hurdles – 3rd||4×100 1st|
|Kelsey Wing||100m – 1st||4×100 1st|
|Mollie Dooley||4×100 1st|
|Caoimhe Flannery||100m||Long Jump (DNC)||4×100 (DNC)|
|Nicole Brooks||75m Hurdles – 2nd||High Jump – 2nd||4×100 (DNC)|
|Orlagh Phelan||100m||4×100 (DNC)|
|Jessica Lally||Shot – 3rd|
|Graham Dooley||Long Jump – 3rd|
|Michael Fitzgerald||Long Jump|
|Kyle Dooley||100m- 1st||4×100 (Inter) – 2nd
4x100m (Snr)- 2nd
|Dayle O’Meara||High Jump -1st||Long Jump -1st||4x100m (Inter)-2nd
4x100m (Snr) – 2nd
|John Donovan||100m||4x100m (Inter)-2nd|
|Aaron Delahunty||800m- 4th||Long Jump- 3rd||4x100m (Inter)-2nd|
|Enda Moore||Long Jump||800m|
|Simba Havatitye||High Jump – 3rd||400m – 2nd||4x100m (Snr) – 2nd|
|Adam Dooley||Long Jump – 2nd||Triple Jump -1st||100m -1st||4x100m (Snr)- 2nd|