News from Scoil Ruain Killenaule 14/10/2016

October 14, 2016

Scoil Ruáin Open Evening

Scoil Ruáin Open Evening will take place on Thursday 27th October 2016 at 7pm. All 5th and 6th Class students are their parents are invited.

Agricultural Science Visit to Seamus Kennedy’s Farm

On Wednesday 5th October 6th year Ag Science class visited Seamus Kennedy Farm in Ballynonty. Seamus very kindly gave up his free time to talk to the students about his Winter Barley crop that was being sown that day by local contractor Robert O’Shea. Seamus explained the variety that was being sown along with the work involved in the cultivation, establishment and harvesting of the crop. Students will now use this information to complete the tillage section of their Ag Science project.

Transition Year visit to John Grant’s Poultry Farm

On Monday 10th October a group of Transition year students visited Slievardagh Poultry Ltd, The Commons. John Grant spoke to the students about the husbandry practices involved in keeping poultry.  The remainder of TY students will be involved in the advertising, marketing, packaging, selling & accounting side of the business. Transition years are hoping to keep free range hens for the year and sell the eggs to interested parents and staff. Students are currently learning about poultry in Ag Science class & plans are in the way to erect a run for the hens. Ty students are looking for any egg boxes in anticipation of arrival of our hens (&eggs) a collection box has been placed in the assembly area. They are also looking for any unused/abandoned hen houses that people are no longer using. If anyone is willing to donate to the cause please contact Ms McNamara at the school. Thanks to John Grant for giving up his valuable time and sharing his expertise with the group.


Last week our Cadet 2 Basketball team travelled to Comeragh College where the girls were successful on a score line of 20 – 8. The hard work put in by the girls paid off.

The Cadet panel included the following students – Kateryna Novikova, Louise Fallon, Melanie Coady, Amy Brophy, Andrea Brett, Sarah Carroll, Jessica Perry, Alice McQuail. Sarah Barry, Avril White, Sinead Regan, Katie Doyle, Sara Tynan, Louise Carroll, Ava Lawrence and Rachel Morris.

Last week our Senior 2 Basketball team also travelled to Comeragh College. The girls also proved successful and were victorious on a score line of 40-20. The girls put in an outstanding performance and won in style. The Senior panel included the following students- Chloe Griffen, Amy Brohpy, Ciara O’Hallornan, Melanie Coady, Isobel Hayes, Tara Kiely, Sarah Slattery, Caroline Meehan, Katie Tobin, Sarah Clarke, Grace Kelly and Hannah Fox.

The Cadets hosted the Presentation School, Clonmel on Wednesday in Scoil Ruáin’s Sports Hall. The team of Katie Flynn (captain), Sally Nagle, Eimear Lanigan, Chloe Healy, Caithlyn Reilly and Maria Hayes got off to a great start and were 10-6 up in the opening quarter. But a strong Presentation squad meant that in the 3rd quarter they could introduce fresh legs and they got 3 baskets unanswered.
The Killenaule girls made a push in the last quarter but the gap was just beyond them.

All the girls played well and are looking forward to playing St. Anne’s, Tipperary Town next week.

The Senior team played their first National Cup match away to Scoil Mhuire, Cork in the Neptune Stadium on Friday. They came out on top in a very close game, winning 40-35. At half time, we were 14-13 ahead after being two behind in the first quarter.

Panel:- Sophie Ryan (5pts), Meibh Maher (12 pts),  Lisa Millerick, Ciara O Sullivan (2 pts), Ciara Horan, Grainne Horan (17 pts), Alice Browning, Jessica Dowling, Lauren Dowling (4 pts), and Caoimhe McMenamin.

The Senior 1 team played Presentation, Clonmel at home on Wednesday and had a comprehensive win. They started very well and continued to improve as the game progressed.

Panel:- Sophie Ryan, Meibh Maher, Lisa Millerick, Ciara O Sullivan, Ciara Horan, Alice Browning, Jessica Dowling, Lauren Dowling, Caoimhe McMenamin and Gráinne. They play St. Anne’s Tipperary this week at home.

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