Cross Country Championship News

St. Joseph’s students had a very successful day running in the North Munster Secondary Schools’ Cross Country Championships held in Pallaskenry, Co. Limerick on January 29th.  

Junior Boys 2014

The Junior boys won the team event.  Congratulations to the winning team of Sean Cahill, Sean Murphy, Feargal Kearney, Cian Keogh, Conor Tuohy, Conor Murphy, Ronan Molloy and John Duggan.  Sean Cahill won the bronze medal on the day.
The Minor boys team finished in 4th position. The team members were Stephen Donnellan, Keith Donnellan, Ben Purcell, Colm McInerney and Brian McSweeney.
Both of these teams now qualify for the Munster Secondary Schools’ Cross Country Championships to be held in Cork IT on February 13th.

Minor Boys 2014

The Junior girls team finished in 5th position, losing out by just one point to qualify for the Munsters.  The team members were Aoife Vaughan, Sinead Conlon, Eilis Whitney, Orlaith Nash and Anna-Lee Marsh.  Aoife Vaughan finished in the top 15 athletes in this race and has qualified to run in the Munsters.

Senior Camogie All-Ireland Semi-Final


All-Ireland Senior Camogie semi-final on this Saturday (Feb. 16th)


St. Joseph's Tulla V Lucan Community College


Venue:  Feakle GAA grounds at 12 noon


North Munster Schools Cross-Country Results

Congratulations to our runners who took part in the North Munster Schools Competition in Pallaskenry last week.

Sean Cahill EditedSean Cahill in first year won the gold medal in the boy’s minor race. Tulla also won the gold medal in the minor team event – the winning team was Sean Cahill, David Meehan, Cian Keogh, Conor Tuohy, Sean Murphy, Ronan Molloy, Ethan Nugent and Feargal Kearney.

The first year girls won the bronze in the girls minor team event – the winning team was Grace Moloney, Sinead Conlon, Annaleigh Marsh, Orlaith Nash, Anny Yuling Hung and Bridin Dinan.

Well done also to our Junior Boys who were placed 7th in the team event, and to our Intermediate Boys who were placed 9th in the team event.

Our minor teams are now looking forward to running in the AVIVA Munster Schools Championships which will take place this Thursday 7th February in Waterford IT.

First Year Camogie County Final

First Year Camogie County Final


Our first year Camogie team played their much anticipated county final on Tuesday last the 31st of January against St Flannan’s. It was a fantastic game full of skill and endeavour with both teams giving their all. Tulla started the brighter with each of our forwards taking it in turns to belt over a few points. The girls showed their skills with a cracking goal smashed into the back of the net after a few minutes in. The first half ended with the game on a knife edge with Tulla 1-7 to 0-6.

The second half saw Flannan’s getting more into the game with their influential wing players up for every ball. Tulla were pressing hard with wide’s but it was Flannan’s who edged ahead with a goal. Both defences were completely on top and scores were at a premium. It wasn’t long before Flannan’s were beginning to make probing runs from midfield and one of these runs ended up with her finishing brilliantly to the net to send Tulla into a low but they still had a spark in them. They came from being five points down to a narrow gap of two, working together as a team. The crowd was in ecstasy on the sideline. This close match showed the fantastic shape the girls were in from the great training they had received from Ms Pyne.

At the final whistle it was 2-13 to 2-11 to St Flannan’s who overcame a valiant Tulla team. Our girls fought hard but unfortunately it wasn’t to be. While it was a fantastic team effort, the following team members deserve a special mention for their outstanding performance on the day. Aoife Tuohy(Backs), Niamh Mulqueen(Forward), Siobhan O’Connell(Goalie), Evelyn Duggan and Regan Conway(Midfield).

We look forward to seeing what these girls achieve in the years to come. Well done girls.

Article Submitted by: Ellen Culloo (4th Yr) and Vivianne Peek (TY)

St Joseph’s Tulla: Siobhan O’Connell, Aoife Tuohy, Ciara Noonan, Catherine Donnellan, Edel McNamara, Evelyn Duggan, Laura O’Connell, Niamh Mulqueen, Laura Mc Grath, Tara Gleeson, Aine Nash, Emma Kelly, Marie Vaughan, Aoife Walsh, Maeve Clune, Tara Gleeson, Emily Ryan, Zoe O’Keefe, Joanne O’Gorman, Jodi Guilfoyle, Rachel O’Callaghan

1st Year Beat the Bleep

1st Year Beat the Bleep

DCUstory1The DCU and John Murray Show have set a challenge to find out how fit our First Year students are; and to demonstrate how fitness can easily be improved in our schoolchildren if they have an incentive. This challenge is open to all First Year Classes in all of Ireland - there will be three categories; Classes from: Boys Only Schools; Girls Only Schools; and Co-educational Schools.

The first stage of the Challenge requires all First Year Classes who want to participate to undertake a “Bleep Test” for all students. When the results have been collated a challenge will be issued on the show for all participating classes and full details of the “incentive” will be announced. Prizes will be awarded in three categories: boys only school; girls only school; and mixed school. There will be two elements to the prize: €1,000 towards their Physical Education programme - for each winning class; and a three day on-campus sports and activity camp, at DCU, including accommodation and food, for all the winning classes.

Good Luck to our 1st year’s classes 1A1 and 1A3 who are taking part in the “Get fit & Beat the Bleep” challenge.