Junior A disappointment!

Disappointment for our Junior A footballers in the All Ireland semi final on Saturday,23rd March as the game slipped away from us in the second half! Congratulations to St Catherine’s, Armagh who will now progress to the All Ireland Final.

Hard luck to the team and their coaches,and although the result did not got our way, we are very proud of the panel and all involved.  Thanks to all our staff, families and friends who made the long journey to Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath to support our team.

Rotary Young Citizen Award 2019

Former Loreto student Charlotte Keane has been named the  winner of the Rotary Young Citizen Award 2019. She will receive £500 as her prize. Charlotte had been recommended for the award by another past pupil,Emma Lacey, due to her efforts in fundraising. She will receive her award at a showcase in Nottingham, England on the 12th May with BBC presenter Ellie Crisell presenting the award.

Well done Charlotte and congratulations on your award…..we are all extremely proud of you!

Build a Bank Finals

The final of the AIB build a bank competition took place in Dublin’s RDS today. Loreto’s entry ‘Barbie Bank’ made it through to the final claiming 3rd place! This is a great achievemnet with over 120 schools nationwide competing.

Well done to the girls involved.

EPAS Evaluation

This year’s TY’s have undertaken a new programme from the European Parliament, in this program they have run a number of activities to educate and inform about the EU Parliament and the upcoming Elections for the new Parliament.

The activities have included quizzes, videos, cultural dances from other countries and updating information on our EU notice board.

On Thursday 7th of March 4 of the Junior Student Ambassadors met with Lauren Carroll on behalf of EPAS (European Parliament Ambassador Schools Programme) to evaluate our running of the programme this year in Loreto.

Her comments to the school were:

“I wanted to thank you and your Junior Ambassadors for such a lovely, warm welcome to your school yesterday. You’re doing a fantastic job at delivering the EPAS Programme, so well done! The Junior Ambassadors are a credit to your school. They were a very strong bunch of girls and great advocates of the programme. Good luck to the third rotation who are starting.”

Well done to Sinead, Sarah, Ceelin and Mary on representing your classes so well.


The Articulation regional final took place in the county museum on Wednesday,6th March. There were four schools competing in this round of the public speaking competition…Ursuline Thurles, Presentation Clonmel, Nenagh College and of course Loreto Clonmel. The entries included a range of topics such as Japanese art and environmentally friendly fashion products .

T.Y. Student Mary represented Loreto with a fantastic take on the Mona Lisa. In her speech, she commented on how the Mona Lisa should not be the most famous painting in the world and how satire can refresh art. Mary’s quick fire wit entertained the audience, however unfortunately she didn’t get through to the next round. In saying that, her speech was exceptionally written and delivered and for that, we’re very proud.

Well done Mary!

Minor B Hockey team through to cup final!

Exciting news on the hockey front in Loreto with our Minor B hockey team into a Cup final. The girls gave a brilliant display of skill and determination on Monday the 4th of March defeating Middleton College 1 – 0.

Cup final here we come!

Munster Junior A Football Final

Munster Junior A Final:

Loreto Clonmel V St. Augustine’s College, Waterford

Friday 1st March 2019. Davin Park, Carrick-on-Suir


Loreto Clonmel: 9-11

St. Augustine’s College, Dungarvan: 0-10

Loreto Clonmel made amends for their Munster Final loss at this stage last year by comprehensively defeating St. Augustine’s, Dungarvan. A powerful second half proved to be too much for their Waterford opponents as Loreto were ruthless in attack. Loreto win their first ever Munster ‘A’ Junior title to add the Senior Munster title won only two weeks ago.

The first half of this game was a very competitive affair with both sides working hard to gain a foothold in the game. St. Augustine’s registered the first point of the game after 2 minutes. Loreto were slow to get into proceedings but recorded their first score with an opportunist goal from Caoimhe Mulcahy after 6 minutes. From here the game settled into a very tense affair with both teams defending excellently and turning over possession. Between the 12th and 25th minute both sides traded points with Clare Walsh, Eimear Quirke & Caoimhe Mulcahy scoring for Loreto as they attacked into a strong cross wind. Eimear McKeown made two noteworthy saves to frustrate Dungarvan’s attempt to score a goal. However, as the half came to a close, Loreto struck the back of the net twice. On 26 minutes Clare Walsh finished well while on 31 minutes Saoirse Keating slotted home after a wonderful run from Bríd McMaugh. The half ended with Loreto leading on a score line of 3-04 to 0-05

St. Augustine’s began the second half by scoring a point from a free tipped over the bar by Loreto’s defenders. Loreto began to dominate possession from this point on however, with their half back line of Nora Martin, Gretta Nugent & Triona Ryan starting to gain good possession and build attacks from the back. The next seven scores were kicked by Loreto as they added 3-04 to their tally. The goals were scored by the clinical Caoimhe Mulcahy who scored from play and the penalty spot and Clare Walsh who scored her second of the game. Possession of the ball and hard running were driving Loreto on and with a Keri Tarlenton point 21 minutes into the second half, all of Loreto’s half forward line were on the scoresheet. Eimear Quirke, Clare Walsh and midfielder Brigita Valuntaite also kicked some fine scores from play. As the half wore on the rampant Caoimhe Mulcahy finished two more goals to make it a total of 5-02 for her efforts. St. Augustine’s continued to work to compete but managed to only add five more points in this half. Player of the match was given to Nora Martin who at half back won possession in defence & attack throughout the game to great effect.

Loreto can now look forward to representing Munster in the all-Ireland semi-final against St. Catherine’s, Armagh which will take place in Clane, Co. Kildare on March 23rd at 12.30pm.

1.Eimear McKeown; 2.Tamara Davis; 3.Veerle Van Der Wall; 4.Ailis O’Meara; 5.Nora Martin;  6.Gretta Nugent; 7.Triona Ryan; 8.Brigit Valuntaite; 9.Brid McMaugh; 10.Keri Tarlenton; 11.Eimear Quirke; 12.Clare Walsh; 13.Caoimhe Mulcahy; 14.Saoirse Keating; 15.Meadbh Mulcahy; 16. Aoife Morrissey; 17. Alanna Quirke; 18. Lauren Boland O’Reilly; 19. Aoife Campion; 20. Lucy Boland; 21. Megan O’Grady; 22.Aoibhe Brown; 23.Katie Wyse; 24. Kate Moore


Subs used: Aoife Campion for Tamara Davis, Lucy Boland for Clare Walsh, Megan O’Grady for Saoirse Keating, Aoibhe Brown for Tríona Ryan, Katie Wyse for Meadbh Mulcahy.

Thanks to Mr Kehir for the match report!

Re-usable bottles

It is now school policy for all students to have a re-usable bottle with their name clearly labelled on it. If these bottles are mislaid they will be confiscated. If a student forgets to bring their re-usable bottle to school, there are re-usable plastic cups available in the staffroom for use.

Thank you for your co-operation.

LCMUN 2019

Loreto Clonmel extended a warm welcome to all schools attending LCMUN from 25th – 29th March. The schools attending LCMUN 2019 are Presentation Clonmel, CBS Highschool Clonmel, Loreto Fermoy, CBS Carrick-on-Suir, Scoil Mhuire Carrick-on-Suir, Presentation Thurles, Ursuline Thurles, CBS Thurles and Hamilton Highschool Bandon.

A huge thank you to our two key note speakers Hugh Bergin (Self Help Africa) and Tara Madden (Front Line Defenders) and Major of Clonmel Richie Molloy who gave up their time to speak on the various issues being discussed during the week.


St Vincent de Paul fundraiser

Please come along on Sunday,3rd March, to support the Loreto & High School TY’s as they Busk to raise money for Vincent de Paul!

At the Main Guard, from 1pm-4pm.

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