17th January 2019
We would like to extend an open invitation to 5th and 6th class students and their parents / guardians to meet our staff, students and view our facilities on Saturday, 26th January 2019 between 10 a.m and 2 p.m. Ms Keena is currently visiting all primary schools in the catchment area, where she will furnish 6th class students with a copy of our School Prospectus and Application Form. Looking forward to seeing you on the 26th January.
17th January 2019
The RCC ladies have landed themselves in another All-Ireland Final after defeating Meán-Scoil Mhuire gan Smál, Roscommon on the Convent’s home turf last Monday, the 14th of January. After last year’s defeat, the RCC ladies were determined not to be denied another opportunity to be awarded a gold medal.
The girls travelled down to the Convent gym on Monday morning in the hopes of getting their revenge after last year’s defeat, where the Convent defeated them in the All-Ireland Final. While some of the team have progressed to Senior level, a good cohort still exist, and the pain of last year’s defeat still burns within them.
It was a very important day for both RCC and Meán-Scoil Mhuire gan Smál as only one match would determine who would progress to the All-Ireland Final. Our girls were nervous to begin, with the Convent displaying very good serving and good communication skills. Our ladies soon found themselves 24-12 down as they struggled to return the opposition’s serves and failed to communicate with one another. However, after a good return from the RCC ladies, we gained possession and Ellie Lohan was next to serve. Lohan displayed her excellent serving ability, ones which the Convent appeared to struggle with. Lohan served ten shots in a row, meaning the girls had brought the game back to 22-24, could the girls make such a tremendous comeback? With 25 being the magic number, our girls fought back. They were not going to let this game slip easily. With excellent team work, our girls had brought the game back to 24 apiece. At this stage, both teams were aware that they needed to win by two or more points, one would not suffice. It was the Convent that found themselves reaching the magic number first and despite our girls' best efforts, the Convent ladies took the game 26-24. This only meant one thing for the RCC girls, a tie-breaker was required if they wanted to make it that one step further in the competition.
Despite the loss of the first game, the RCC ladies had the momentum, the confidence and the belief going into the second. They knew they had the ability to defeat the all-girls school and here is where they showed their true potential. With excellent serves from Ellie Lohan and Shauna Clogher, controlled digs from Ina Van Opstal and Siafra Finneran, strategic returns from Tara Naughton and Rachael Tarmey, the girls took the second game with ease on a score line of 25-11. Now all that stood in their way of making it to the final was one game to 25 – winner takes all.
Our girls have never been seen to play so well. Things all fell into place for the RCC ladies; they worked as a team, supported one another and committed to all the shots, never deeming any out of reach. What can only be described as a flawless performance, the girls showed their true determination to ensure they secured their place in the All-Ireland Final. One must admire the Convent team, they never gave up at any stage. They kept trying to add points to the board and kept fighting. Unfortunately, for the Convent girls, our ladies were adamant to set down a marker for whoever they face in the final and in the end, they were crowned victorious on a score line of 25-14.
Very well done to the entire panel of players on a magnificent achievement! Thank you to Ms Farraher and her team of referees and officials who hosted the event. Also, thank you to our own referee Gabriela Papuga who refereed the second game. The girls will now face Strokestown in the All-Ireland Final on Wednesday the 23rd of January in Kilkenny. The best of luck ladies!
Back Row (l-r): Roksana Ptak, Elle Fynn, Caoimhe Leonard, Ina Van Opstal, Shauna Clogher, Selina Armasu, Tara Naughton and Zara Grehan
Front Row (l-r): Myah Mc Cormack, Julie Hoban, Katie Cronin, Rachael Tarmey, Ellie Lohan and Siafra Finneran.
17th January 2019
On Tuesday last, Bridget Caplice, a representative from Irish Angus Producer Group paid a visit to Roscommon Community College to catch up on the progress of the five Irish Angus Calves housed on the school farm. She had a meeting with the team members, Keelan Gallagher, Seán Trundle and John Cunniffe, and discussed the details of their forthcoming trip to the Netherlands due to take place in Mid-February. The boys will be giving detailed presentations to Tesco Ireland in Dublin and companies in the Netherlands. Very best wishes to the boys on this part of their journey, a wonderful opportunity.
10th January 2019
A warm welcome back is extended to all staff and students. In particular, we welcome the arrival of our new Principal, Ms Keena. We hope that everyone has enjoyed some rest and relaxation and has been rejuvenated for the weeks ahead. This term, as always, will be busy particularly for our third and sixth year students as they continue to develop project work in their various subject areas and prepare for the Mock Examinations that will be held before February mid-term break. We wish you all a very successful term.