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‘Positivity Week’ at the Presentation Secondary

‘Positivity Week’ at the Presentation Secondary

Students at the Presentation Secondary School Clonmel enjoyed an action packed week of activities during Positivity Week recently. The week focused on the physical and mental health well-being of all members of our school community.

The week started with Zumba dancing for over 300 students and teachers in the PE Hall. On Tuesday,we had the ‘Pres Mile’.Students and teachers walked,jogged or ran a mile on the GAA pitch or on the All Weather pitch. Again,we had huge numbers participating in the event. On Wednesday,we had a Yoga class for everyone in the PE Hall at lunchtime.

The students had an opportunity to enjoy a healthy lunch every day from the canteen. Also,the school community enjoyed uplifting stories on the intercom through our daily morning prayer.

Also, a games room was opened during the week where students play board games or card games.

On Friday, we held an ‘Open Mike’ session in the Assembly Hall which entertained the audience. A special mention to the Teachers group who sang “Feet of a Dancer” to a rousing reception.

The week ended with a visit from Dr.Maureen Griffin,who spoke to each year group regards Internet safety and cyber bullying. There was a great response to the talk which the students found really interesting and worthwhile.

Our thanks to the members of the Student Council,teachers from our PE, RE, SPHE Departments and our Principal Mr O’Loughlin and Deputy-Principal, Mrs.Anne Dwyer for organising the events for the week.

Clonmel boxers do well

Eights Clonmel boxers won Munster titles in a very competitive schoolboys and youths Munster championship held in Limerick two weeks ago. The eight boxers are Kenneth Dillon, Fearghal de Faoite, Daniel Burke, Blaine O’Brien, Lee Kelly, Liam McKenna, Jack Connolly, Shane McGrath and they will compete in the National championships in Dublin over the next few weeks.

Kenneth Dillon won his first Munster title in impressive fashion with a win over Martin McDonagh St Francis, Limerick in the final. He beat Derek Murray Ballincollig in the semi final. Fearghal de Faoite also claimed his Munster title with two hard fought victories against Bernard Casey Southside Limerick in the semi final and Conor Malone Kilfenora in the final. Daniel Burke was the surprise package of the championship with an excellent victory in the final against Martin o’ Donnell Limerick. Liam McKenna produced two great results against two very experienced opponents to win his first Munster title. He beat Sean Barrett St Colmans, Cork in the semi final and Shane White St Pauls, Waterford in the final. Jack Connolly continued his impressive record in the Munster championships and took another step closer to national success with comprehensive victories over Stephen Casey Reatkeale in the semi final and Michael o’ Connor Kilfenora in the final. Shane Mc Grath showed he had the skill and power needed with two stoppage victories. He beat Tom McDonagh Ennis in the semi final and Alan Carey Ballyduff in the final.

Twenty two of our boxers were entered into the county championships held in Roscrea in February and 14 progressed to the Munsterss. Those boxers unlucky not to win provincial titles were Darius Farrell, Andrew Connolly, Pa Doyle, Jack Doyle, Brendan Ryan and Nathan Dalton.

The Club travelled extensively over the last few weeks in order to get ready for the championships. Club members boxed in in Enniscorty, Galway, Ennis and Limerick and much praise and thanks must be given to the club coaches for organising same. Best of luck in the National championships.