11th October 2018
The Juvenile Footballers had their first outing of the year on Thursday last. The boys played at home against a very strong Strokestown side. Conditions were very difficult as the wind blew strong and the rain fell in Lisnamult. The result was never in doubt as Strokestown got off to a great start and dominated the opening quarter. Credit to the Roscommon Community College students, they never gave up and kept battling until the end. The team will play Abbey Community College, Boyle in the next round of the competition and manager Mr Patterson is confident this challenge will bring the first victory of the year for this developing group of young players. Players that stood out for Roscommon Community College on the day were Ryan Conlon, Dylan McGrath, and Matthew Shally.
11th October 2018
Roscommon CC 1-4 St. Cuan’s Castleblakeny 1-8
The Junior Boys Football Team had a disappointing start to their Connaught campaign last Monday in Caltra. Despite playing with the elements of a strong breeze in the first half and dominating possession, Roscommon Community College only managed a goal before the break, courtesy of Mark Dwyer, and led at half time by a solitary point. They started the second half much better with a point by Darragh Finneran straight from the throw in. Roscommon Community College controlled the possession for the opening ten minutes and a point from Mark Dwyer helped them open up a two point lead. However, against the run of play, St Cuan’s broke forward on the counter attack and their impressive centre forward was taken down for a penalty. Captain Darragh O’Sullivan made a fantastic save but the penalty taker was quickest to react to clip the rebound into the net to go into the lead for the first time. Cuan’s tagged on a couple of quick points to open up a four point lead and although Roscommon Community College worked tirelessly to get back in the game, they could not close in the gap playing into the gale force wind. Despite the loss, there were a number of great performances and overall a lot of encouragement for the next few games. Darragh O’Sullivan was excellent in goal while Keelan Murray led by example at centre back and was ably flanked by both Ryan Conlon and Mikey Lohan. Michael Staunton, Ethan Hoban and Ger O’Hara worked tirelessly throughout while up front Darragh Finneran was very impressive clipping over three points from play.
11th October 2018
There is large interest this year in the Equestrian Club at Roscommon Community College with the school having numerous teams participating in the Schools League organised by Roscommon Equestrian Centre, Mount Cashel. Over a thirteen week period students involved will receive training and participate in competitions competing against other teams from local schools. Participants of the club will be competing at different levels of experience from beginners to advanced. It is a great opportunity for students to share their passion for horses and horse riding with their peers and proudly compete for their school. This year’s teams will have a lot to live up to after last year’s successes at all levels! As always we are very grateful for the opportunity that Roscommon Equestrian Centre are providing and for the support of our student’s parents in facilitating their involvement. We are looking forward to seeing the progress over the coming weeks and wish you all the best of luck in the competitions that lie ahead.
11th October 2018
Students from 5th Year and Transition Year attended the Roscommon Education and Training Fair in the Kilbride centre on Wednesday 10th October. Students had the opportunity to attend workshops and engage with a range of exhibitors on third level education such as Trinity College Dublin, NUI Maynooth, Sligo IT, University of Limerick, GMIT and AIT. A beneficial event for all students involved.
Ann-Marie Croghan, Mohammed Abo Haileh and Farrah Rahmat engaged in a discussion of future career options at the Education and Training Fair.
4th October 2018
There was great excitement last Friday evening, 28th September, when the trailer pulled up outside the school farm and the five Irish Angus calves stepped off the trailer into a lush field of grass as a result of the Irish Angus Beef Schools Competition. The calves will be housed and managed at our school farm by farm manager Sean Mooney and the three fifth year students involved in the project, Keelan Gallagher, John Cunniffe and Seán Trundle. The calves will be monitored on a regular basis starting with the recording of their initial weight this week.
To increase awareness of the Irish Angus breed all science students will visit the farm to view the calves and will be taught about the benefits of having the breed in Irish farming. As science week is fast approaching plans are underway to organise visits to the school farm from pupils in local primary schools. John, Keelan and Seán will lead these visits and discuss the upcoming plans for the project over the next 15 months.
The boys' first meeting with one of their new calves won as a part of the Irish Angus Beef Schools Competition.