The 2nd Year Girls Basketball Team on Thursday May 9th were announced as the new All-Ireland ‘C’ Level Basketball Champions after a tough but impressive season they proved that they had the potential to win!
At the start of their season, they had easy wins against Tarbert, Killarney Community College, Kanturk and Kenmare. Against the ISK, there was a struggle but the girls managed to win by 5 points after being down by 20 in the 1st quarter. After enjoying a winning streak against schools all around Munster, they then faced Rathcoole (winning by 20 points) and Grennans College in Leixlip, a tough and riveting game that they won by a single point. In the All-Ireland semi-finals they faced Monaghan and won 33-26. Presentation Miltown became back to back 2nd year ‘C’ Girls All Ireland Schools League Champions with a dramatic win over Kinsale in UL. A back and forth contest throughout, the result was in doubt right up to the final buzzer.
A frantic start to the game saw both teams push the ball up the court at speed, the pace created a supreme atmosphere as the players flung themselves into the contest really testing their teamwork and coordination. The game remained fairly even up to the final quarter with both teams driving strong to the basket, however the Miltown girls being 1 point ahead of Kinsale at 24-25 was the deciding factor in the eventual outcome. After an amazing season of basketball I can’t wait to see what next year has in store for these guys!
Thanks to our trainers, Ms.Barton & Ms. Dillane and our supporters.
by Isabella Stein
Eager, excited but somewhat nervous, nine T.Y. students departed Milltown on Wed.8th May. Destination unknown! Eventually we learned South West Kerry was to be Base Camp and the appropriately named ‘Sleepy Camel Hostel’ our home for the next two days. A quick change into our hiking gear and we were off!
Gaisce Group 2013
Bidding farewell to Glenbeigh village, we made our way on the ‘Ring of Kerry’ route (N70) towards Curraheen. We followed, not the Yellow Brick road, but rather the narrow tarred road that climbs Seefin Mountain. An isolated farm lane overlooking beautiful Lough Carragh, took us as far Gortdirragh. Here we located a little bit of shelter under a furze bush and devoured our packed lunch. After this brief respite we climbed over the saddle through the Windy Gap. With the climbing now complete we descended through Gowlane back to Glenbeigh Village. A demanding three and a half hours later and a total of 15km on the legs.Phew!
Following hot showers it was time to hit the shops and boulevards of Glenbeigh village!! Retail therapy concluded the student catering staff cooked up a storm in the hostel kitchen.The menu included mouth-watering garlic bread and succulent chicken curry on a bed of Basmatic rice.Shoestring chips were also cooked to order. Desert included homemade brownies with a drizzle of crushed Malteesers and a scoop of ice cream. Drinking chocolate topped with marshmallows and chocolate biscuits provided the final course.Nigella eat your heart out!
An enjoyable evening of card playing, songs and games continued until the early hours of Thursday morning. Day two kicked off with a cholesterol-shocking Ulster Fry. The tour party departed the Sleepy Camel shortly before 11am and made their way along the N70 towards Cahersiveen. Crossing the Behy River we took an immediate left towards the graveyard on the route that is locally known as ‘The Block’. A dry day provided clear views of the mountain range which we had climbed the previous day. Ascending the mountain a spectacular view of Rossbeigh, Inch and Cromane awaited. Descending to the beach a welcome flat walk returned the troop to Glenbeigh. Adventure complete.
Bronze medal in the post!!
Sarah Sayers, Sarah Costello, Sarah Jennings, Siobhan Ladden, Kaylynn Lodder, Amy Cahill, Darren Nagle, Adam Bradley, Shane Hanafin, Mr.Maguire, Ms.O Sullivan.
The Munster u-16.5 Corn na Carraige cup will reside in Presentation Secondary school Milltown this summer after it was captured by the school on Wednesday last.
No words can adequately describe the quality of the match against Thurles CBS which Pres. won by 2-14 to 2-12. Co-captains Gavin Evans and Joseph Clifford accepted the cup on behalf of the school amidst jubilation and joy from the huge Milltown following. 36 schools entered this competition last January and we are the CHAMPIONS!!!
What an achievement!!What a day!! What a team!!
Well done lads…
If ever the phrase”don’t give up ’til it’s over” was true!!!! It was true last Wednesday….
PROUD OF ‘YE!!
The Champions with Mr. McKenna, Mr. Costello, and very special guest Brother John.
Senior students attended ‘Guerilla Days in Ireland’, the Tom Barry story at the INEC on Wednesday night. The play tells the story of young Tom Barry Commander of the 3rd West Flying Column during Ireland’s fight for freedom.
Senior History Class