All-Ireland triumph for Scoil Mhuire chess team

Scoil Mhuire Secondary School’s chess team won the All-Ireland Girls Secondary Schools at the national finals in Limerick.

Scoil Mhuire Secondary School’s chess team won the All-Ireland Girls Secondary Schools at the national finals in Limerick.

The team comprising Sarah Jane Hearne, Catherine Hearne, Gabriela Paz and Sarah Mee were delighted to win the title.

Sarah Jane Hearne, who has competed internationally over many years, won the individual girls title.

The school congratulates all of the players on a wonderful achievement.

Scoil Mhuire Chess Club was founded a number of years ago by Sarah Jane Hearne, who is currently a Sixth Year student.

Congratulations to Scoil Mhuire Transition Year student Rachel Quigley, who won third prize in the senior section of the cookery competition “Take Away, My Way” that was open to students from all over the island of Ireland.

This competition is supported by St Angela’s College, Sligo and Safe food and attracted 1200 entrants.

Rachel’s prize-winning dish comprised sesame breaded salmon goujons with baked sweet potato chips, homemade tartare sauce and pea purée.

The national finals took place in Sligo on May 9 with all competitors cooking their dishes under the watchful eyes of the judging team led by award winning chef Neven Maguire.

Rachel was delighted to receive prizes for herself, her Home Economics teacher and equipment for the school kitchen.

Meanwhile, Scoil Mhuire was represented by a strong team at the East Munster Athletics Championships in Templemore. Many members of the school athletics team are members of the successful Carrick-on-Suir Athletics Club.

The following athletes qualified for the Munster Finals in CIT, Cork on Saturday, May 18: Minor: Aoife Doyle, 3rd Shot Putt; Emily Nolan, 1st 100m, 2nd 200m; Relay 1st place: Aoife Doyle, Emma O’Halloran, Emer Long, Emily Nolan. Junior: Shauna Twomey, 1st 75M Hurdles, Amy Walsh, 3rd Shot Putt. Intermediate: Kelly Ann Doyle, 1st 80M Hurdles, 1st 300M Hurdles; Rebecca Kelly, 3rd Long Jump; Geraldine Power, 3rd 200 M, 2nd Long Jump; Zoe Lynch, 3rd Hammer; Relay 2nd place: Kelly Ann Doyle, Rebecca Kelly, Geraldine Power, Zoe Lynch. Senior: Clódagh Fitzgerald, 1st 100m Hurdles, 2nd Javelin; Eimear Bartley, 2nd Shot Putt, 2nd Long Jump.

There were some wonderful performances in the Munster Championships in CIT Cork on May 18.

Kelly Ann Doyle won the gold medal in both the 80m and 300m Hurdles and is within the qualifying time to be considered for selection on the Irish team for the Youth Olympics.

The Minor Relay team emerged victorious in a closely run race while Clódagh Fitzgerald clinched the silver medal in the 100m Hurdles.

The school wishes best of luck to KellyAnn Doyle in the All-Ireland Schools Finals in Tullamore on the June Bank Holiday weekend.

The school also wishes to congratulate the Scoil Mhuire students, who were members of the Kilkenny Minor Camogie team that were crowned All-Ireland champions after defeating Cork in Dungarvan on Saturday, May 11.

The students on the victorious team were Róisín Crowley, Lorraine Long, Sinéad McCarthy, Jennifer Norris, Debbie Phelan.