23rd March 2017
On the 22nd of March our first year girls’ volleyball team travelled to Strokestown to play in their first every volleyball tournament. On the day they faced Strokestown, Drumshanbo and Convent of Mercy, Roscommon. This is a tournament for beginners with an emphasis on fun, participation and enjoyment.
Firstly, our girls played Drumshanbo and won comprehensively. Next they encountered Strokestown which was an excellent match that showed both teams ability, unfortunately in the end, RCC were narrowly defeated, 27-25. Lastly, the girls played Convent of Mercy who proved to be too strong for our ladies as they displayed great teamwork and skill.
Despite not making it out of their group, the girls thoroughly enjoyed the day. Our girls played some excellent volleyball and showed how far they had progressed since their Spikeball tournament earlier this year.
Very well done to all players involved.
Back row (l-r): Mykah DuFrene, Elizabeth Eglite, Rachael Ward and Gabriela Majek
Front row (l-r): Ellen Hynes, Katie Cronin and Kirstin Cronin
23rd March 2017
RCC’s junior volleyball team continued their success as they progressed even further to the next round of the Junior Volleyball Competition after their brilliant display last Tuesday, 22nd March in Drumshanbo.
First they faced the hosting team, a school renounced for their volleyball. Our girls started off exceptionally well, demonstrating their continued improvement of skill, teamwork and ability, winning comprehensively 25-13, 25-18.
Next, the girls played Elphin Community College which was the match of the day for the RCC ladies. They started off just as they had finished their first game and won the first match 25-20. As the first match was tight, the RCC girls were aware of Elphin’s potential. They appeared just as skilled and determined as the RCC ladies and in the second game, they showed they would not give up easily, beating our girls 25-16. This led to the first tie breaker game of the day. While there was nothing between the sides, it was Elphin who scrapped the win on a score line of 15-11.
This loss meant RCC must win against St. Louis of Kiltimagh to guarantee them one of the top two places to progress to the next round of the competition. It was clear the loss against Elphin did not sit well with the girls and they used this final match to redeem themselves and to show that they have high expectations, beating St. Louis 25-14, 25-18. This result meant the RCC ladies progressed to the next stage of the competition which will be taking place over the coming weeks. Very well done to all the girls and best of luck in their next outing.
Back row (l-r): Tara Naughton, Orla Bishop, Caoimhe Leonard, Zara Grehan and Ina Van Opstal
Front row (l-r): Jade Mc Cormack, Ellie Lohan, Riesse Donlon, Eve Smyth and Julia Kesek
16th March 2017
We at Roscommon Community College are holding a Positive Mental Health Week from Monday 20th to Friday 24th March 2017. Our slogan for the week is ‘Mental Health = Mental Wealth’. A number of events and guest speakers have been organised for the week to educate and inform students of the services which are available to those who may find themselves in difficult situations. The events, as they happen, will be available on the school website www.roscomcol.com and on our twitter page @RosComCol.
16th March 2017
Congratulations to our Senior Public Speaking team Calvin Connolly, Sara Marques and Daniel Hannon on an outstanding performance at the All Ireland Finals of the Knights of Columbanus Public Speaking Competition which took place on Saturday, 11th March at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Calvin, Daniel and Sara have been fine ambassadors for our school in this prestigious competition, where students participate in discourse on a range of topics covering issues such as Young Christians, Life and Family Issues, Living the Christian Life, Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation. With guidance from their coach, Ms. Siobhan Cullen, the students conduct research on the topic at hand, and upon gathering supporting evidence from scripture, papal encyclicals, and church teaching, they make their presentations to a panel of nationally selected judges. After a tightly fought contest however the coveted prize went to St. Louis Grammar School, Kilkeel, Co. Down and the runners-up prize went to the Ursuline Convent in Thurles. An enjoyable day was had by all and gratitude is expressed to the family members and supporters who travelled to NUI Maynooth on the day. Well done to all concerned.
RCC Senior Public Speaking Team pictured at the All Ireland Finals at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Calvin Connolly participating in the All Ireland Public Speaking Final at NUI Maynooth on Saturday 11th March.
16th March 2017
Minister Denis Naughton presenting an 'Energy Kit' to Michael Egan, Chairperson and members of the Green School Committee