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Mizz Dominican - March 2003

On Tuesday last, in the National Basketball Arena, Tallaght, the Minor Division One Basketball Finals took place with hundreds of secondary students lining the stands to cheer on their schools' teams.

Our First Year team was there along with the whole of First Year and the senior team, who came along to support. Our final match was against Maryfield and what a match it was!

Some of the team members were apprehensive about facing Maryfield having lost to them in a prior match. But none the less, the team walked onto the court with determined faces. The first quarter did not go well for our team and at the end of that quarter the points were 4-0 to Maryfield.

We made a good come back in the second quarter scoring 3 baskets. Maryfield, managed to keep their lead by also scoring 3 baskets. After half time, however, the tables turned when we scored an amazing 6 baskets whilst Maryfield only scored 1. The final quarter was nerve racking. Our team did a fantastic job of keeping the ball up at their end of the court. Congratulations are in order to all the players on the team. Final score 15-10 to DC. By: Sharon Hughes

Seachtain Na Gaeilge, 2003
Bhí Seachtain Na Gaeilge ar siúl sa scoil ón 10ú go 14ú Márta. Bhí cúpla rud ag tarlú timpeall na scoile. Bhí comórtas ealaíne ar siúl agus bhí na pictiúrí ag crochadh timpeall na scoile. Cheap na muinteoirí go raibh an chaighdeaín an-ard ar fad i mbliana. An téama a bhí ann, i mbliana ná " Íomhá don Ghaeilge sa Mhílaois." Bhí comórtas aistí sna ranganna freisin ar an ábhar chéanna. Ghlac cúpla rang paírt i díospóireachtaí ranga agus cluichí éagsúla freisin. Buíochas le gach duine a ghlac pairt agus comhghaírdeachais leis na buaiteoirí uile.

North side League Senior Camogie Division 2 Semi-final (19th of March)
Dominican College 8-3
Lucan CC 1-0

This was a comfortable victory for the girls against relatively easy competition. Everything went well from the start with Tara Cooling and Emma Flanagan defending stoutly in the first half. Early scores came from captain Rachel Quinn, Meadbh Bolger and Elaine Stone. Lucan came into it slightly with ten minutes to go in the first half but were generally kept at bay by midfielders Kate Mooney and Sarah Quinn.

The second half saw the forwards registering more scores from Mary Mc Carthy, Emma Cooling, Carol Ann Canning, Muireann Ní Ghormáin and Rachel Quinn. The final score reflected Dominican's superiority on the day and the school can now look forward to a Junior and Senior League Final for the first time in our recent history. Best on the day for Dominican College were Tara Cooling, Rachel Quinn, Kate Mooney and Meabh Bolger.

Best of Luck to the Transition Year students who entered The Irish Times 'Story of DNA' competition. The three groups had to write about the advancements in DNA in recent years. The winning projects will be published in The Irish Times newspaper later in the year.

Congratulations to Nicola Fallon 5.5 who came 3rd in The National Cross Country Championships. She will now compete for Ireland at The International Cross Country Championships in the next few weeks and we wish her the best of luck.

Well done to the Senior A Basketball team who gave an outstanding performance in the final. This is now the 3rd year in a row for them to win the Senior Premier final. Congratulations to the Captain Heather Byrne and the rest of the team; Sorcha Turnbull, Catríona Darling, Karen O'Donoghue, Ciara Stephens, Joanne Elliott, Julie Wilkins and Elaine Stone.

Thank you all for your support on Daffodil Day. A big Thank You is due to all those who gave up their time to sell the badges and raffle tickets for the Irish Cancer Society.

Well done to all the Transition Year students who took part in fundraising on O'Connell Street for Focus Ireland (they help the homeless of Ireland) on Wednesday last by dressing up as clowns. It was a great success.

Congratulations to Rachel Cassidy 3.4 who made it to the Leinster Golf Team last week.

Special Olympics.

As you probably already know Ireland is hosting the 2003 Special Olympics. Over 30,000 people have volunteered their time and expertise in this huge event. As you can imagine the cost of this is going to be considerable. So Ms. Laffoy had the brain wave to sponsor an athlete. Every athlete needs €1,000. So we are asking all the students in the school to donate either a €1 coin or a €2 coin.

On Friday the 28th March, everybody will be called down (over the intercom) to the gym at different times during the day. You will then be able to place your €1 or €2 coin on one of the five rings of the Olympic symbol. So everybody, remember your money on Friday!!