Three past pupils of Scoil Mhuire, who sat the Leaving Certificate examination in June, have been awarded entrance scholarships in their respective universities based on their excellent exam results.
Aoife Hardesty of Owning, who is studying science in UCD, and Katie Flynn, Rathgormack, who is studying radiography also in UCD were awarded University College Dublin Entrance Scholarships.
Shauna Walsh of Mooncoin, who is studying physiotherapy at the University of Limerick has been awarded a UL40 Entrance Scholarship.
The school congratulates the three students on their success.
Meanwhile, Scoil Mhuire 6th year student Ciara Hennebry from Rathgormack has set up her own pony-trekking business aptly named Comeragh Trekking and has qualified for the national finals of the schools’ Dragons’ Den Competition.
Scoil Mhuire wishes her well in the competition.
Scoil Mhuire’s Senior and Junior Camogie and Gaelic Football teams are having a remarkable season to date with no defeats in their Munster league matches.
The Junior Camogie team has progressed to the Munster Semi-Final following a hard-won battle with The Ursuline, Thurles. The Carrick girls emerged worthy winners by a single point following a period of extra time.
The Junior Gaelic Football team has progressed to the quarter-final stage of the Munster competition and the Senior team has qualified for the Munster Semi-Final following a comprehensive victory over the Intermediate School, Killorglin, Kerry in the quarter-final decider.
The school wishes all players and mentors well in their endeavours.
Parents’ Council & Student Council: The agm of Scoil Mhuire Parents’ Council took place recently with Alan Quinlan ex-Munster and Ireland Rugby player in attendance as guest speaker.
Alan spoke of his personal experience of depression and anxiety and encouraged all parents of teenagers to support their children in building resilience and coping skills to face the challenges of life.
He mentioned the importance of exercise and diet in addressing emotional challenges and also spoke of the importance of getting support from medical and counselling professionals.
The Student Council has organised a Positive Thinking Week starting on December 4, which aims to promote a positive and optimistic attitude to life.
The Parents’ Council Annual School Walk took place on Monday, November 12 in pleasant weather.
Sincere thanks to everyone who supported the fundraising effort of the school and well done to the students and teachers, who completed the course.