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Clare Animal Welare

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As part of their CSPE Action Project, the students from 2A3 and Room 20 held a bake sale in aid of Clare Animal Welfare. They raised an impressive €180. Sheena Twist from Clare Animal Welfare visited the school and gave the students a very informative talk on animal welfare. She described the excellent work they do to rescue animals that have been mistreated and how they are rehomed. Well done to all involved!  

Last Updated on Friday, 21 November 2014 15:51

Ir EUSO Silver Medal in Chemistry

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Congratulations to a 4th Year student, Bethan Godber, who won a Chemistry silver medal in the Irish EU Science Olympiad. Based on her outstanding Junior Certificate results in Science and Maths, she was invited by the State Examination Commission to participate in the Ir EUSO, a science Olympiad for students aged 16, along with 300 other students across Ireland. She chose to specialise in Chemistry, and sat an exam in DCU on the 1st November 2014. She was placed second and will now be partaking in another round next January where she will be doing practical work. The best 2 students in each category (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) will be chosen to represent Ireland in the EUSO 2015 in Austria. Good Luck Bethan!


Last Updated on Friday, 14 November 2014 15:20

Science Week

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Science Week activities for Science Week Ireland: 9-16 November 2014


The aim of Science Week is to promote the relevance of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in our everyday lives and to demonstrate their importance to the future development of Irish society and to the economy. Science Week is coordinated by SFI Discover, the education-outreach programme of Science Foundation Ireland.

The ISTA Senior Science Quiz regional finals take place this Thursday November 13th in the Limerick Institute of Technology. We have two teams representing St. Joseph’s on the night. These teams are from Leaving Cert students are studying a combination of Biology, Chemistry and/or Physics. The Science department would like to wish the students the very best of luck.

Our first year Science students have been busy recently making posters to highlight awareness of Science Week. The theme of the poster for 2014 is “The Power Of Science”.
The students’ posters are on display around the school this week.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 20:45

Open Night

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St Joseph’s open night is taking place on Thursday the 13th of November at 7:30 for prospective students for the 2015-2016 school year. Students and parents will have an opportunity to see our specialist classrooms followed by a short presentation by the school principal.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 08:44

Leaving Cert Esker Retreat

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On Thursday and Friday the 6th and 7th of November, 57 of our leaving Cert students attended a two day retreat in Esker Co Galway. This retreat is a long tradition in St Joseph’s Secondary school, taking place for over 20 years. The retreat offers young people the opportunity to come away together to a quiet place, to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Esker, to have fun, and activities and reflective time together. It offers them the time and opportunity to celebrate together their own humanity and affirm their dignity and self-worth, and to bond more with each other. It offers them a space to voice their questions, doubts and struggles, in a safe place where they are listened to and the space and time to experience themselves and others with truth and real joy.

We hope this reflection time will help our Leaving Cert students to focus on the difficult task ahead in the coming year but also have helped them by providing so lifelong coping skills.

Thanks to the retreat team and also the teachers who organized and went on the retreat-Ms Hogan, Mr Spelman and Ms Fitzgerald.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 13:32

7’s B All Ireland Champions 2014-2015

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7’s B All Ireland Champions 2014-2015



Congratulations to our 7’s Camogie team who competed in the All Ireland Finals in Blanchardstown, Dublin this weekend. Our girls faced stiff opposition from St Killian’s, Ballinasloe, Co Galway and St Louis Grammer School, Ballymena, Co Antrim. A number of our girls had experience of the All Ireland 7’s as they were a part of the winning ‘C’ team last year and this experience proved invaluable on the day. Having beaten the Connaught representatives a convincing, 5-7 to 1-1, our girls faced St Louis, Ballymena, who also got through to the final putting up some high scores. As expected, the final was a very tough game. To win this match we knew we would need all of our experience and the hours put into training. Before the match, we were focused on winning all the small battles and keeping St Louis on the back foot. Laura McGrath found the net after 3 minutes with a spectacular self-made goal. Our captain, Regan Conway found the posts with 3 frees in the first half. Bridin Dinan and the rest of the back line Alannah Ryan, Aoife Touhy and Aoife Vaughan worked tirelessly in the first half clearing ball and stopping the Ballymena attack. The half ended 1-5 to 0-2. The second half was always going to be a challenge and we knew St Louis would come out fighting. The second half started brightly for St Joseph’s with Evelyn Duggan scoring a goal in the first minute bringing her tally 7 goals, 5 points for the competition. This goal was quickly followed by another from Regan Conway. Niamh O’Gorman. Laura McGrath and Sinead Conlon continued, as they had all day, working vigorously to create scoring opportunities. However the St Louis comeback was on and they responded with 3 goals in quick succession. The St Joseph’s defence were under serious pressure but remained resilient with Áine Nash and Niamh Mulqueen clearing the ball off the line with one minute to go. The match ended 4-9 to 4-3 and St Joseph’s had claimed the All Ireland 7s ‘B’ trophy for the first time after a hard fought campaign.

Huge congratulations to our panel who have worked hard for weeks training and preparing for this. We at St Joseph’s are very proud of this achievement.

Our Panel
Goalies: Bridin Dinian (3rd year), Aine Nash (4th Year)Backs: Alannah Ryan (3rd year), Aoife Vaughan (3rd Year), Aoife Tuohy (TY) Eileen Daly (2nd Year)Midfield: Regan Conway (4th Year), Niamh Mulqueen (4th Year), Sinead Conlon (3rd Year), Robyn Conway (2nd Year) Forwards: Evelyn Duggan (TY), Laura McGrath (4th Year), Niamh O’Gorman (3rd Year), Laoise Culloo (3rd Year)
Coaches: Donal McGrath, Rita Forrestal and Donna Fitzgerald

Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014 14:33

7’s Munster "B" Champions 2014-2015

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Camogie 7s

Congratulations to our junior sevens Cup and Plate panels who took part in the Munster 7’s championship in Mallow GAA complex on Wednesday 1st October. Having won the All Ireland “C” competition last year, our girls were now competing at a higher level “B” grade which proved to be a tougher challenge. Even so, our girls worked very hard. Our Plate panel made it to the semi-final in their group, winning one game, drawing one and losing one. Our cup panel had more success beating Coachford Co Cork 5-6 to 0-2, Drom B, Co Limerick 4-5 to 2-1, Lismore, Waterford in the semi-final 7-5 to 3-2 and Hazelwood College, Dromcolliher Co Limerick in the final 2-5 to 2-2.

Our cup team will now represent Munster in the 7’s All Ireland finals in St Peregrines GAA Club, Blanchardstown Dublin on Saturday the 11th of October. Best of luck from all at St Joseph’s.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 October 2014 16:01

Minister Ruairi Quinn Visits Tulla

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 See below for Pictures from the Day

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 21:11

Munster Schools Track & Field

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Kevin Caulfield 2nd Year student of St. Josephs Secondary School Tulla competed in the Munster Schools Track & Field in Cork IT, on Saturday 17th May. He finished in very creditable 4th place in the Junior Boys Discus, with a new personal best throw of 30.94. He went on the win a silver medal in the Junior Boys Shot Putt with a fine throw of 11.72M. Kevin has qualified for the All-Ireland Schools, which will be in Tullamore on 31st May. For full results go to :

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 May 2014 21:02

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