THE night had finally arrived for the TY’s to bid farewell to what had been a fantastic unforgettable year.
The night began with a prayer from Ms McGee which was then followed by a humorous launch of the official website by Mr Thompson. Then it was time for the TYs to show off the work which they had completed during the year.
First up to introduce the TYs was Mrs Dollard the TY co-ordinator who told the girls how much of a journey they had come on and wished them the best for the future encouraging them to “Try again. Fail again. Fail Better”. The students themselves then took centre stage in order to exhibit the great work which they had taken part in all year, from ECDL to Gaisce, trips to the four courts or to Paris, work experience and of course their outstanding musical there was a lot to be celebrated.
To mark these achievements the girls were presented with awards throughout the night. They were honoured to have Mary Yor from Gaisce there to present 57 of the TYs with their bronze gaisce medals. As well as this awards were given for TY student of the year and the Nano Nagle award.
The night also played host to two wonderful performances by the girls, the first of which being “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele which was arranged by the music teacher Ms Breen and was accompanied on piano by one of the TY students, Sarah Anne Troy. They then sang “We are Young” which was taken from their musical and left the girls in fits of laughter. The night also had a solo performance from Ruth Hearn which spectacular as always.
Emotion took over however as Lucia Brady, who had come to the school from Madrid to take part in TY, took to the stage to thank everyone for welcoming her and helping her have the time of her life here in Ireland. With everyone already in tears or on the brink of them at least, it was when Eimear O’Sullivan stood to say thank you to all who had help the girls in their year that the emotion and sadness of having to leave such a fulfilling and incredible year behind hit home. The girls thanked everyone especially to Mrs Dollard for a great year.