25th October 2018
Roscommon Community College 50 Abbey Community College 27
Roscommon Community College got back to winning ways by handsomely defeating Abbey CC in glorious conditions at Creggs RFC on Tuesday, October 23 last. Playing into a stiff breeze RCC took the initiative from the start and were awarded an early try scored by Dean Conlon. Abbey responded and equalised the game at 5-5 when they went over in the corner. In an end to end game of positive attacking rugby, further first half tries were scored by Ben Finnerty, Nathan Sweeny and substitute Fabio Oliveira, one of which was converted by Eoghan Farrell. Abbey had their own moments of pressure and were rewarded with a converted try to leave the half time score at 22-12 in favour of RCC.
The second half began badly for RCC and a try was conceded to leave the score 22-17 and the match was in the melting pot. RCC then raised their game completely and hit a purple patch to score 21 unanswered points. A brilliant Finnerty break saw him go over under the posts and this was followed by two powerhouse efforts finished by Ciaran Corcoran and a Sweeny second. At 43-17, RCC seemed to relax and a game Abbey side scored two quick tries, neither of which were converted. RCC had the last say and reached 50 points when the outstanding Adam Bracken went over for a well-deserved try. The final score flattered RCC a little and the Boyle outfit never gave up.
RCC: Diarmuid Treacy, Dean Conlon, Aaron Hannon, Erin Coyne, Kyle Kelly, Ben Finnerty, Eoghan Farrell, Adam Donnelly, Tiernan O’Sullivan, Adam Bracken, Dylan Geraghty, Eoin McDonnell, Nathan Sweeny, Diarmuid Quinn, Luca Stratford.
Subs: Brandon Kilcommons, Ciaran Corcoran, Fabio Oliveira, Liam Egan, Dara Finneran, Keelan Morris, Evan Croghan.
25th October 2018
Our senior girls faced Castlerea Community School last Monday in their third game of the year. This was set up to be a highly entertaining game with both schools having won their previous two matches.
Castlerea started off the game with three fine points from play. Roscommon Community College soon settled into the game with a point from Siafra Finneran. This was soon followed by a goal from Rachael Tarmey who fired a free kick into the back of the net. It was a very fast moving game with both sides showing wonderful skill and pace. At half time RCC were trailing by two goals. However, this did not stop the girls from trying in the second half. Tremendous work rate was shown by all the girls, which led to some super team-worked scores that was commented on from the referee. Further scores were added from Tia Cronin, Aoife Campbell and Rachael Tarmey, who added another goal to the score sheet. Castlerea finished off the game as the stronger side but Roscommon Community College never gave up and showed tremendous work rate throughout the game.
The referee’s player of the match went to Tia Cronin with Kirsten Cronin and Tara Naughton in close call. Well done to all involved. The girls will play Coláiste Iascaigh in the next round. Good luck girls!
25th October 2018
Our 1st year boys Gaelic Football team took on Strokestown in the first round of our championship. We started extremely well and matched Strokestown score for score in the first 15. However, Strokestown settled into a rhythm and took over for the remainder of the half going in at half time six points up. We didn’t play anywhere near our potential in the second half and Strokestown ran out convincing winners. We had a number of good performances despite the loss from Tommy Morris, Ryan Dowling, Brian Mannion, Dean Mulligan and Kilan O’Brien. Next up are Boyle.
25th October 2018
Oh la la! Our students enjoyed the latest French production by the Onatti Theatre Company entitled ‘The Escape Room’ / ‘La Salle des Enigmes’. The two actors, Etienne and Cyrielle entertained us for an hour with their hilarious antics. Well done to our own talented actors-Victor Oliveira, Seán Egan and Mateo Darcy. We look forward to the next Onatti performance!
18th October 2018
A pleasant atmosphere was enjoyed by all in RCC during Mental Health Day. Throughout lunch-time music was performed in the GP room under the guidance of Ms Smyth, during which our students showcased their musical talent. A Traditional Irish music session was also held for students at break time in the music room.
‘Mind Your Selfie’ workshops were delivered to 1st year students by Edweena Farrell from Youthwork Ireland. During these workshops students explored the issues around Social Media, learning that social media often creates unnecessary pressure, negatively impacting mental health.
Our 2nd year students were spoken to by Sarah Cox of ‘Shine’, a national organisation dedicated to upholding the rights and addressing the needs of all those affected by mental ill health, through the promotion and provision of high quality services and working to ensure the continual enhancement of the quality of life of the people it serves. Sarah discussed topics such as illnesses, stigma, the advantages of educational programmes and recovery. 2nd year students, alongside our Learning for Life Class, also engaged in in Zumba classes. These classes highlighted the importance of fitness for not only our physical health but our mental health.
Sinead Raftery and Siobhan Leijen of Pieta House delivered a talk to all 3rd years, TYs, 5th and 6th year students. This talk was centered on resilience and anxiety and coping mechanisms with regards to mental health.
In the afternoon, John Connell, author of ‘The Cow Book’ shared his story on Mental Health with our 5th and 6th year students. John spoke bravely and emotionally about his first hand encounter with anxiety and depression. He encouraged our pupils to look out for each other and to look after their physical and mental health.
Roscommon Community College would like to express our thanks to each and every individual and organisation who visited our school and facilitated a workshop or information session during Positive Mental Health Day 2018.
5th Year students engaging in a talk from John Connell, author of 'The Cow Book' as a part of Mental Health Day.
Students perform in the GP Room at Lunchtime as a part of Mental Health Day.