Past Pupils and Dublin Champions visit the School

Past Pupils and Dublin Champions visit the School

On the 18th December 2017 two past pupils of the school and Dublin Ladies GAA players came back to visit the school with the Brendan Martin Cup.  Back in September the girls in blue won the Brendan Martin cup at the All Ireland Final against Kerry.  This was a historic and well deserved win for Dublin as they had been runners up for the past three years in a row.  Noelle won Player of the Match at the final, she was also awarded her third All Star last month along with the coveted Players Player of the Year.  We were delighted to have Noelle, who graduated in 2009 and Deirdre, who graduated in 2013, back to the school.
There was a great turn out at the event in the sports hall and all the students and teachers were eager to meet Noelle and Deirdre.   They both said a few words and were presented with flowers by the Gaelic Committee.  Afterwards they signed jerseys and took pictures with the students and the various gaelic teams in the school. They then went to the front steps to take photos with the Gaelic Committee.   It was a great day for all involved and the two girls serve as an inspiration to all gaelic players in the school and to all sports players in the school in general.   We, as a school community, are very proud of them for all they have achieved.  We would like to say a huge thank you to Ms. Crinion for organising the event and to Mr Mulligan, Mr Quinn and Ms. McTaggart for all the work they put into Gaelic Football in the school.

By Meadbh Fleming (Gaelic Football Committee)

Gymnastics Club Trip to Ballina

Gymnastics Club Trip to Ballina

On the 13th of January, the school Gymnastics Club travelled to Ballina, Co. Mayo to compete against Starz, Nadia and Skerries Gymnastics Clubs. The team had been practicing routines for weeks and were really looking forward to the trip. The girls competed excellently and did the school and club proud. Nora Collins, Lucy Kavanagh, Emer Connolly and Martha Arnold won medals, and Priya Rait and Emer Connolly were awarded trophies for highest overall scores. There was also an opportunity to train in the well-equipped Nadia gym and the girls had lots of fun with the ropes and foam pit. Thank you to Ms Vavasseur and Bronagh who accompanied the team to Ballina, and to Ms Crinion and Ms Hoffman who helped organise the amazing trip.

Emer Connolly  (Gymnastics Secretary)

Mary Ward Week 22nd - 26th January 2018

Mary Ward Week 22nd - 26th January 2018

Mary Ward Week
22nd-26th of January 2018


The sisters of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, popularly known as Loreto have as their founder Mary Ward.  In a male dominated society and church, she believed that women in time to come would do much.  She established foundations in six European countries but what she desired at the time was considered ‘outrageous’ and her houses were suppressed.
While Mary Ward died with few followers, she did inspire these to remain loyal to the church.  Her spirituality is centred on Jesus and in the Gospel values.  She attempted to initiate an apostolic way of life and active ministry based on the spirituality and constitutions of St. Ignatius.  From the 22nd to the 26th of January we are celebrating Mary Ward Week. 

Mary Ward Prayer
Lord, you helped Mary Ward
To find her way.
You always gave her the strength
To do the right thing.
We ask you to now guide us
Along our way.
And give us the strength
To be who we want to be.
May all the saints of Heaven
Guide us on our way
And send your angels to
Protect us day by day.
Amen.
 

December House Event - Talent Show


The 19th December was a day to remember as the 2017 Talent Show took place. With entertaining acts from every class group, there was great house spirit and talent shown by all involved.
After tough deliberation by the judges the results were announced with 2T coming in third place winning 20 house points, 5G in second place getting 30 house points and 3M coming out on top overall with 50 house points. It was a great event for the school community to come together just before the holiday break and thoroughly enjoyed by both students and staff.

Lauren Devitt - House Committee (6G)
 

Loreto Swimming Gala 2017

Loreto Swimming Gala 2017


The Loreto Swimming Gala took place on Thursday the 24th of November in The National Aquatic Centre in Blanchardstown. Our team comprised of students from 1st to 6th year and our team of Transition Year supporters.
There were three age groups; u14, u16 and u18 and in each age group there were four events; freestyle, back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly, as well as two freestyle relays. Everyone swam very well and four girls qualified for the finals of their strokes. The supporters were very enthusiastic and chanted throughout everyone's races.
Overall it was a very enjoyable day. Everyone swam to the best of their ability and we had a great team spirit. We would like to thank Ms. Hoffman and Ms Crinion for accompanying us on the day of the gala.
We look forward to the annual Loreto Swimming Gala next year and hopefully we will win the Spirit Award!!

Siobhan McCluskey - Swimming Secretary (5M) 

 

Sports Fixtures for week of 15th January

Monday (Jan. 15th)
U16 Gaelic Quarter Final vs Rush @ 12pm (AWAY)

Wednesday (Jan. 17th)
DCU Cross Country Invitational @ 12pm
Minor B vs Temple Carrig @ 3pm (AWAY)
Senior A vs Skerries @ 3:30pm (YMCA)
1st Year Cup (Yellow Team) vs Newpark @ 3:30pm (Railway)

Thursday (Jan. 18th)
Cadette A Semi Final vs Colaiste Iosagain @ 3:45pm (AWAY)
Senior A Semi Final vs Colaiste Iosagain @ 4:45pm (AWAY)

Friday (Jan. 19th)
1st Year Hockey Blitz vs Mt. Anville @ 2:30pm (AWAY)

Saturday (Jan. 20th)
U19 All-Ireland League Play-offs @ 9am-6pm (HOME)
Junior B Hockey vs Alexandra @ 9am (AWAY)
Junior A Hockey vs Newpark @ 9am (AWAY)
Senior C Hockey vs Sion Hill @ 9am (YMCA)

Updated Sports Fixtures Saturday 13th January

Basketball

Cadette A Basketball vs Foxrock (Loreto Semi) @ 9:15am, AWAY
Senior A Basketball vs  Foxrock (Loreto Semi) @ 10:30am, AWAY
Senior B Basketball vs  Foxrock (Loreto Semi) @ 11:45pm, AWAY
1st Year Basketball Training @ 11:30-1pm
2nd Year Basketball Training @ 1-2pm

Hockey

Junior B Hockey vs Muckross @ 9am, YMCA
1st Year Yellow Team vs Dalkey Friendly @ 10am, YMCA
Junior A Hockey vs Dalkey @ 11am, YMCA
Minor A Hockey vs Dalkey @ 12pm, YMCA