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Ashton Notes – April 2019

Hockey Notes
Senior Boys Munster Senior A Cup Hockey Triumph: Ashton 1 – 0 Villiers. Captained by Andrew Salter, the boys battled heroically with standout performances from their captain, and man of the match Kevin O’Dea. Andrew scored the winning goal within a few minutes of the final whistle. Bravo all players and their coach David Hobbs. On 3 April, the First Year Boys reached the A Cup Final. They played at home against Bandon, but lost out narrowly on a score line of 2-1. Congratulations Bandon. On 5 April the Minor A Boys defeated Bandon in their cup final away on a score-line of 4-1. Well done to all players and their coaches Simon Wolfe and Peter Coulter. The First Year Girls B Hockey team were victorious in the Munster Blitz, held in Crescent overcoming Villiers 3-0 in the final. Well done to all players.

Soccer – Under 17 Cork Cup
Ashton 1 – 0 Fermoy Ashton school progress to the last 16 of the Cork Cup with a hard fought win against Coláiste an Chroibhin of Fermoy. The team, captained by Kevin O’Dea, broke the dead lock in the second half when Ewen Lee got on the end of a well-placed corner kick from David Welsh. The win sets up a local derby with neighbours Nagel Community College in the next round.

Seachtain na Gaeilge
Bhí Seachtain na Gaeilge thar a bheith rathúil arís i mbliana i Scoil Ashton. Bhí céiliúradh den chéad scoth againn. Chuir ceoltóirí, amhránaithe agus rinceoirí ceolchoirm spleodrach i láthair i halla na scoile. Bhí gach duine faoi gheasa ag ár n-aoichaointeoir speisialta Máire Ní Chéileachair, an t-amhránaí sean-nóis clúiteach a bhuaigh Corn Uí Riada i mbliana agus pearsa na míosa, Corcaigh, le déanaí. Eagraíodh Tráth na gCeist, comórtas postaer agus a lán imeachtaí eile. Scoil Ashton abú!

5th Year Construction Studies site visit
On 7 March Construction Studies students visited the site of Navigation Square. Students were given a detailed tour by Yvonne Courtney, a project manager of O’Callaghan Properties. This offered students a valuable insight into the complex design, construction and service systems used in a development of this scale. John Deane, Director of O’Callaghan Properties, also made a detailed presentation on the project. As a result, students can now see first-hand, the application of methods studied in the classroom

“Alice In Wonderland” – Ashton Players Cast and Crew

Alice in Wonderland – six shows from 1st to 5th April
Ashton School Players presented the musical ‘Alice in Wonderland’ to packed audiences who accompanied a bewildered Alice guided by a procrastinating White Rabbit on quirky, colourful and face-paced trip through Wonderland. Thirty-seven Transition Year students, with stage hands and a front-of-house team stirred up a magical evening for young and young at heart. ‘Alice’ was the fourteenth musical production of Ashton Players and it didn’t fail to ‘wow’ the audiences once again. Bravo one and all.

Transition Year cycle in aid of Focus Ireland
On April 12, 81 students embarked on a charity cycle of the Waterford Greenway to raise vital funds and awareness for Focus Ireland. The Greenway from Dungarvan to Waterford is a distance of 42km. Congratulations to all for these fundraising efforts.

The French Exchange Group Photo at the Eiffel Tour

Annual Transition Year French Language and Cultural Exchange
In January, Transition Year students welcomed French students from Lyceé Jeanne D’Arc in Brittany for one week. In February our students travelled to France. The trip included trips to San Malo, Mont Saint Michel and Rennes activities were arranged in Pontivy, There was a magical 24-hour stay in Paris, City of Lights. Students visited the Cathédrale Notre Damme, Sacré Coeur, the Arc de Triomphe and finally the Tour Eiffle in time for the dazzling light display.