Presentation Ballingarry News January 2020

Save the Date

We are delighted to be hosting “The Chaser” on Thursday April 2nd at 8pm in the school hall. This promises to be a fantastic night’s entertainment for all the family. We urge you all to come along and who knows maybe you could be the one to beat “The Chaser.” We are raising much needed funds to continue the development of the ICT department and establish a library within the school. Your support of this event, the first in the area, will be much appreciated. Tickets will be on sale from School office.


Mr. John Leahy addresses 6th year students

Former Tipperary County hurler, now Drug Education Officer with the HSE, Mr. John Leahy gave a most powerful and informative presentation to our 6th year students on the current rise in drug use and abuse. John’s calm and reasoned delivery was engaging as he outlined recent statistics whilst providing a forum where students could ask questions. He also dispelled some myths in relation to the use of cannabis and explained to students that they will undoubtedly find themselves in situations when they will be faced with a choice, as to whether or not to succumb to the temptation to engage in recreational drugs. John also highlighted the link that exists between alcohol use and drug use and encouraged students not to fall victim to an activity that has the potential to destroy their lives.  John will return later in the year to address our Junior Cycle students.


Sporting Success- Another Munster Final Title!

It has been a fantastic week for our school with our Junior Camogie team beating Crescent College Limerick in the North Munster final. Well done to Ms. Doyle and her team and her assistant Conor O’ Brien T.Y.


First year Basketball

Our 1st year girls’ basketball team launched their 2020 campaign last against Loreto Clonmel. This was the first year girls first ever competitive match and they put in an impressive performance. Congratulations to Robyn Ownes who scored eight baskets. This impressive team went on to defeat Cashel Community School in a home game. Thank you to Miss O’Donnell for all her hard work training the team.


First year Boys’ Basketball

Well done to first year boys basketball team on winning their first game against Kilfinnane on Monday. Excellent effort from all players. Hard luck to second years who were narrowly defeated after a very strong second half performance! Best of luck to both teams in the rest league of their league games over the coming weeks.


First Year Soccer

Congratulations to our first year soccer team who were victorious against Scoil Ruain to top their group and proceed unbeaten to the next round.  Thanks to Mr. Purcell and his assistant 5th year student, Daniel Quin.


Ladies’ Football

On the 16th of January the junior ladies football team played against Ennis of Clare in the Munster quarter final, the venue was Tipperary town. The wet and windy conditions made playing very difficult and it was scoreless for the opening 10 minutes.  Half-time score: Ballingarry 5-5 Ennis 1-0. The second half was a much more even contest with Ballingarry scoring against the wind. . Ballingarry had some great forward play and finished the match scoring 7-7. Final score Ballingarry 7-7 Ennis 1-0. Well done to Ms. Bourke and Dearbhla Morrissey 5th year for all the hard work.


Transition Year News

Our Transition Years continue to rehearse for their upcoming show on Thursday February 6th, Friday February 7th and Saturday February 8th in the Abbymill Theatre Fethard. The TYs have also begun their Gym and Swim programme in Thurles Leisure Centre.


Apprenticeship Ireland

We look forward to the visit of Apprenticeship Ireland who will meet our 5th and 6th Year students on Wednesday afternoon to discuss and raise awareness of options for students in the future.