Sport is highly valued at RCC and forms an integral part of the education of our students. We believe that sport teaches young people valuable life skills such as team work, making new friends and sustaining those friendships, physical health and general wellbeing, confidence, perseverance, the ability to start again after a failure or loss and finally, that only a strong work ethic will guarantee success on the field or in our everyday lives.

The key word we believe is balance. We believe that academic excellence is extremely important but we also believe that every student should partake in at least one sport during school hours or after. All RCC staff who supervise our various sports have the necessary coaching qualifications for their chosen sports. Our Games teacher Mr Timmons and Mr. Kavanagh coach our Gaelic Footballers, Ms Martin coaches athletics, Mr. Timmons coaches our soccer team and also our hurling. Our Rugby team is coached by Mr. Casserly. Our ladies footballers are coached by Mr Kelly and Ms Connelly. Our camogie team is coached by Ms Quinn.

 

Lunchtime

We have an extensive lunchtime sports programme available to each student in a safe and supervised environment therefore most of our students should be getting exercise and not hanging around.

 

After school Sports

We have been careful with the times and days we have selected for after school sports as many of our students also avail of after school study. The sports we have provided are GAA, soccer and athletics. The table below outlines in detail our lunchtime and after school sports programmes.

 

Spring / Summer programme

  

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Athletics

Lunchtime: 1.10-1.40pm

Afterschool: 3.40-4.40pm

     

Gaelic Football

 

Afterschool: 3.40-4.40pm

 

Afterschool: 3.40-4.40pm

 

Hurling / Camogie

 

Lunchtime: 1.10-1.40pm

Lunchtime: 1.10-1.40pm

Afterschool: 3.40-4.40pm

 

Rugby

   

Afterschool: 3.40pm-4.40pm

Lunchtime: 1.10-1.40pm

 

Soccer

Lunchtime: 1.10-1.40pm

Lunchtime: 1.10-1.40pm

Afterschool: 3.40-4.40pm

Lunchtime: 1.10-1.40pm

Lunchtime: 1.10-1.40pm

Table   Tennis

Lunchtime: 1.10-1.40pm

Lunchtime: 1.10-1.40pm

Lunchtime: 1.10-1.40pm

Lunchtime: 1.10-1.40pm

Lunchtime: 1.10-1.40pm

 

 

Boys (Dry Timetable)

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

First Year

Gaelic Football

Basketball

Olympic Handball

Unihoc

Soccer

Second Year

Rugby

Unihoc

Basketball

Rounders

Soccer

Third Year

Soccer

Basketball

Rounders

Olympic Handball

Unihoc

 

 

Boys (Wet Timetable)

 

Choice of any of the following indoor sports

All Years

Badminton, indoor soccer, unihoc, dodgeball, benchball, volleyball,   boxing training (circuits)

 

 

Girls (Dry timetable)

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

First and Second Year

Gaelic Football

Unihoc

Athletics

Rounders

Basketball

Third Year

Basketball

Tennis

Dance

Handball

Keep fit

 

 

Girls (Wet timetable)

 

Choice of any of the following indoor sports

All Years

Badminton, indoor soccer, unihoc, dodgeball, benchball, volleyball,   boxing training (circuits)

 

Time

The P.E. programme is developed on the basis of a time allocation of one double period per week (70 / 80 mins).

 

Facilities

Due to a lack of an onsite indoor sporting facilities this programme is subject to change at the direction of the teacher taking each lesson.

  • Indoor Space: Use of the Hyde Hall with kind permission from Roscommon Gaels CLG.
  • Outdoor Space: Use of school Pitch and school grounds. We also have formed a good working relationship with Roscommon Community Sports Park in Lisnamult where we use their astro turf.
  • Swimming Pool: Use of Pool in Coral Leisure Centre.

 

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