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Holding the Upper Hand

We are not a competitive bunch in the least and all who know the young men of Ambrose Treacy College can attest to that. There is never a fierce fight between the Houses, never a tussle for line honours in tug-o-war, not a smidgen of ambition in the Cross Country race, no sign of sledging in dodgeball nor any argby-bargy on the basketball court. Our Interhouse competitions are friendly affairs!

From Sally Flynn Head of Ulster

Last week Ulster House rounded out a fantastic start to Term 3 by winning the Dodgeball tournament; the third Inter-house challenge this year. That makes 3 out of 3 for our House so very well done to the young men of Ulster! On the same day our co-captain Joe Kan also won the House Chess championship proving that Ulster House is currently unbeatable! Not that we are the competitive types, as I said, but we are very proud of our results!

Term 3 has been a whirlwind of events and achievements. We began the term by congratulating our Semester 2 Captains Sebastian Silanesu, Joe Kan and Liam Warriner on their new roles. We look forward to their contribution to building our House identity though House Assemblies, inter-house competition and service opportunities. It is also exciting that both the College Captain and one of the College Vice Captains for 2019 are both proud Ulster Men. Congratulations to you both. We know you will do us proud.

This term Ulster House also welcomed Brendan Cox from Legacy as our relationship with the organisation is strengthened. He provided an informative chat about the good work Legacy does in the community, caring for the families of incapacitated and deceased veterans. This year marks 95 years of service to the community for Legacy and we were proud to be able to make a substantial donation to such a worthy cause. It was our first giant cheque and hopefully not our last. We will continue to strengthen our friendship with Legacy by becoming involved in the good work the organisation does. Over the semester we will be supporting their fundraising efforts through Legacy week and a day of action on Saturday 13 October as we support a number of widowed women in our local community.

With their commitment to service, their studies and House activities, the Men of Ulster are proving our motto: