News – Feb 28 2020

First Year Girls Soccer
Our First Year girls’ soccer team were in Portlaoise on Tuesday 25th February for their Quarter Final against Tullamore. The AstroTurf was covered in snow before our warmup but luckily it had melted before the match started. The wind was strong making it harder on the girls to play. The girls went 1 up through Lucy Kennedy with a great finish. Tullamore came back with a goal to make it 1-1. Another goal came in the last few minutes from Ella Carey but injury time meant Tullamore could come back with another goal to bring the match into extra-time. The girls were getting tired but pushed on nonetheless, and resulted in a winning goal from a Ceola Bergin to make it 3-2. Our player of the match was Grace Mulrooney who kept the girls in the game with some unreal saves. Our girls are now into the semi-finals and we wish them the best of luck.

Great Reading challenge 2020
The Great Reading Challenge 2020 is Between Feb 24th and March 31st. All students are invited to borrow and read a book from the school library or Take A book/Leave a Book on the book shelf. When finished, they write a review on their chosen book and submit to their English teacher by March 31st. The Winner will be announced on April 3rd 2020. All completed book reviews will be entered in to a draw for a €50 One for All Voucher. This is a wonderful opportunity for all students to get involved in.

School Activities
On Tuesday 25th February CAT3 testing took place for 3rd years. This follows on from the entrance tests taken before coming into 1st year.

Under 17 Hurling
Hard luck to the under 17 hurlers who narrowly lost to Thurles on Wednesday 26th. A great effort was given by everyone and thanks to all players and management for their commitment.

Ty Trip
On Thursday 27th February our TY’s went to Birr Observatory and Castle. This was a great experience for all and thoroughly enjoyed by the group and accompanying teachers. Thanks to the facilitators for their time and expertise.

1st & 2nd year Camogie
On Thursday 26th February our 1st and 2nd year camogie players travelled to Birr for a challenge game. The ladies from Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré ran out winners on a score line of 6-6 to 1-5. Well done girls.

School Concert
On Wednesday 11th March Coláiste Phobal will be presenting a Variety Concert showcasing the talents of students from 1st year to 6th year. This concert will be in St. Cronan’s Catholic Church starting at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend with proceeds going to the Uganda Mission Fund. Tickets will be €10 for Adults and €5 for students and OAP’s and they can be purchased through the school by ringing 0505 23939. There may be some special guests also. More details to follow next week!!!

Irish Second Level Students Union
Andrea Scully represented the student council and the school at a meeting of the Irish Second Level Students Union (ISSU) at Thurles County Council Offices on the 20th February. The ISSU is the representative body for student councils in Ireland which lobbies government and the department of education with issues from climate change to youth mental health. Well done Andrea, keep up the good work.