15th March 2018
Thursday the 8th of March saw a large crowd of students, parents and members of the public attend the launch of this years Roscommon Community College Art Exhibition in Áras an Chontae. Councillor Orla Leydon officially opened the exhibition followed by speeches from Dr Lohan and Art Teacher Ms Joyce. The Exhibition comprises of a collection work by 1st, 2nd and Transition Year Students inspired by Ireland’s greatest artist treasure, The Book Of Kells. Dr. Chambers invested in a professional print press for the Art Room this year and as a result the students have completed a series of prints using the Dry Point etching technique. Elizabeth Eglite hand bound the experimental prints left over into a beautiful book. Students stained intaglio paper to recreate the effects of Velum used in the Book of Kells pages. The other second year class of students created a series of Lino Prints in various colours. First years produced a variety of relief ceramic tiles, glazed in a variety of colours. Transition years made a series of prints, ceramic plates and pots. There were four student prizes on the night, Leo Dixon for the excellent invitation/poster drawing. Kirstin Cronin for best Lino Print, Nurin Sofea Rahmat for best etching and Hannah Kerr for best ceramic tile.
The exhibition continues until May 2018 and is well worth a visit have you not seen it already.
15th March 2018
Young budding entrepreneurs represented Roscommon Community College at the Student Enterprise Awards County Finals held at the beautiful Abbey Hotel on Friday March 9th. Three mini-companies represented the school and their families. Students got the opportunity to showcase their design, manufacture and sales skills over the past few months. This competition challenges students’ creativity, communication and management skills.
SASS mini-company produced high quality handmade beauty products and is owned and managed by Anne-Marie Croghan, Sophia Ivanenko and Farrah Rahmat.
Ros Calendars is owned and managed by Tara Hegarty and Maebh Hickey. The girls identified an opportunity to take advantage of the numerous GAA clubs that are represented at RCC by producing a Sports Calendar for 2018 featuring county club teams and celebratory events.
Finally, the TY year of 2018 was represented by KRAFTASTIC WOOD, owned and managed by Sean Trundle and Laura Leonard who won the second place award for their mini-company. The young entrepreneurs showcased their unique range of handcrafted wooden accessories. Congratulations again to all the winners at local school and county level.
15th March 2018
Our Junior Gaelic footballers have booked their place in the Junior championship quarter final against Drumshanbo next Friday after a comprehensive victory over Carraroe in Claregalway on Monday. It finished 4-13 to 1-6 in favour of RCC. A flying opening half was the foundation to this victory with goals from Cormac Lavin and Liam Egan putting daylight between the teams. In perfect conditions RCC moved the ball very well and Carraroe could not compete with the pace and skill of RCC. Next week will prove a much stiffer task but RCC will take with it huge confidence from this victory. Great performances on the day throughout the team with Seán Trundle, Keelan Murray, Darragh Finneran, Cormac Lavin, Ryan Conlon and Liam Egan really impressing. Well done boys!
15th March 2018
Roscommon Community College Junior boys and girls travelled to hosts Drumshanbo on Thursday March 8th to compete in the first round of the Secondary Schools Competition. Our Junior boys was a combined mixture of first and second year boys. First up they faced a very strong and experienced Drumshanbo team. The Leitrim team took the first set with some unanswerable serves on a score of 25-9. RCC’s nerves subsided and they settled much better in the second set which was a much closer affair but the experienced Drumshanbo team pulled through this set finishing 25-16. This is the first time a boys team has represented RCC in a Volleyball competition and it proved a valuable learning experience with the boys certainly rising to the challenge. They will now go on to play in the shield competition in the near future.
The girls were up next and both RCC and Drumshanbo entered two teams each in the competition. RCC Team Yellow first played Drumshanbo A, RCC got off to a super start with some particularly good serves from Siafra Finneran, the first set ending 25-7. However Drumshanbo came back in the second set fighting and winning 25-17. A tie break third set put the pressure on the RCC girls and they responded brilliantly with great team work to claim victory 15-9.
RCC Team Blue then took on the Drumshanbo B team. Again this game proved very close from start to finish with some great rallies between the teams. Drumshanbo won the first set 25-18. Although the RCC girls began the second set strong with better teamwork it was Drumshanbo who clinched the win on a scoreline of 25-18.
RCC Team Blue played both their games back to back with Drumshanbo A their next opponents. Once again two evenly matched teams took the floor. Drumshanbo opened the game well but RCC showed a visible improvement from the previous game with more evidence of digs and setting up for each other. This first set ended 25-19 in favour of the Leitrim side. The second set was more of the same with Drumshanbo just pulling away 25-16 securing the set and match.
The last game involved RCC Yellow and Drumshanbo Team 2, this really was the most entertaining of matches and went down right to the final wire. A nail biting first set saw Drumshanbo squeeze victory 25-23. The RCC girls however never gave up and displayed great determination in the second set winning on a margin of 25-19. It was all to play for in the third set and was tit for tat until the final whistle however the game ended in favour of Drumshanbo 15-8.
Some great sporting games were evident throughout the day and it was a great first day out for all of the Roscommon Community College teams. RCC now qualify for the next round in the shield. The growing numbers and teams involved in Volleyball in the school show that the sport and particularly Volleyball has a very bright future.
15th March 2018
A huge congratulations to St. Coman’s Handballers, Siobhan and Ashling Treacy who had great success last wekeend as they defeated Wexford in the All-Ireland Semi Final in Claregalway. The girls had a tough battle on their hands and despite losing the first game on the narrowest of scorelines, 14-15, they powered through to force a tie breaker after beating the Wexford pair 15-9. The girls kept their momento going from their second match and secured the win comprehensively in the end, 15-6. The girls will now play in the All-Ireland Final on the upcoming Bank Holiday Monday. The very best of luck ladies!