Presentation Thurles News – December 2019

SOPHia Physics Project competition

Twelve Presentation Secondary School Thurles students were shortlisted for the finals of the SOPHia Physics Project competition held in UL recently. From Transition Year Kate Laffan, Sarah Coady, Ava Murphy and Ciara Prout were selected for their project on ‘Hidden Figures’; Blanca Iglesias, Itziar Bengoechea, Susana Somolinos and Lilly Fels were chosen for their project on ‘Stephen Hawking’;while Maeve O’Donnell qualified with  her project on ‘Wind Turbines’. Three 2nd Year students, Anon Maria Saju ,Aimee McMahon and Alexandra Zhao were also shortlisted in the Junior Category, for their project on ‘Marie Curie’ and received a ‘Highly Commended’ prize. Congratulations to Maeve O’Donnell who finished third overall in the senior category. Well done to all participants!


Junior Camogie

St Augustine’s Dungarvan 1-0 Pres Thurles 4-15

Pres Thurles qualified for this year’s Junior Munster semi-final thanks to a comprehensive victory in Dungarvan on Tuesday last. The Thurles girls started fast with a flurry of points from Emma O’Sullivan and the impressive Lucy O’Connor. Before the Waterford girls could gain any foothold in the game Pres Thurles struck for the game’s first goal thanks to the predatory instincts of Rachel Deegan. The game was now over as a contest as Pres Thurles laid siege to the Waterford goal with Kate Ralph, Grainne Stapleton and Lucy O’Connor all raising green flags. Molly O’Dwyer, Kate Laffan, Caroline Shanahan, Joan O’Keeffe and Maeve Mockler were prominent throughout the contest. The Pres girls can now look forward to a Munster semi-final against Colaiste Phobal Roscrea.


Junior Soccer

Pres Thurles 3    St Mary’s Nenagh 1

Pres Thurles qualified for the semi finals of the U17 Munster cup thanks to a dominant home performance against 2019 champions St Mary’s Nenagh. The Thurles girls took the lead thanks to a sublime free kick from Aoibheann Clancy. Emma O’Sullivan quickly doubled the advantage with a trademark finish, after great work from Missy Condon. A stunning save from Roisin Dwan right on half time helped maintain the two goal lead. As the Nenagh girls pushed for a goal to get them back into the contest ,Chloe Shorley struck the killer blow with a brilliant chipped finish over the on-rushing Nenagh keeper. St Mary’s struck late for a consolation goal. The Pres girls now look forward to a Munster semi-final in the New Year.



On Tuesday 3rd of December our Transition Year students went on retreat to Mount St Anne’s Retreat Centre in Portarlington. It was a chance for the girls to get away from the hustle and bustle of life , engage with religion and contemplate their paths in life. Thank you to the Presentation Sisters in Mount St Anne’s for facilitating this day.