9th November 2017
Well done and congratulations to our Cadet team who progress to the next round in the ‘Schools Volleyball Competition’. Our group consisted of four teams. With only the top two teams securing a place in the next round every match proved vital in helping our girls advance in the competition.
RCC got off to a very strong start ending the first set 25-15 and the second set 25-7. Some accurate serving and improvement in their digs saw them secure a second win, this time ending 25-14 and the second set a strong 25-3. The final game saw RCC play the Convent of Mercy, Roscommon. This proved a very entertaining match throughout. The Convent started stronger taking the first set on a score line of 25-18. RCC didn’t give up though and won the second set on a score line of 25-15. With a set a piece it took a third set to decide the eventual winner of this nail biting game, the Convent claiming victory on a close 25-21 finish.
Some great displays of Volleyball were demonstrated by all teams. Best of luck in round two girls.
9th November 2017
Last Wednesday our senior boys lost out in a thrilling encounter with Presentation Athenry in tough conditions in Monivea. This, however, has given RCC a losing bonus point which could prove very important in weeks to come. A first half try from Kieran Warde and some accurate kicking by Daire Keenan kept RCC in touch by the break. Presentation Athenry just seemed to have a wider range of scorers on the day. RCC finished the game strongly with a well worked try by Adam Finnerty to leave only the one score between the sides at the final whistle. There were great performances on the day by numerous players and there are many positives to reflect on going forward.
26th October 2017
Last month, Siobhan Tully captained the Kilbride Senior Ladies football team in the county final, where they were crowned the Champions of 2017. On the day, they faced Strokestown, where they had a comprehensive win. In the past two years, the team have won both the League and Championship consecutively. After this year’s County Final, the team went on to represent Roscommon in the Connaught Championship where they faced their toughest challenge to-date, Cora Stauton's Carnacon. Unfortunately for Kilbride, Carnacon were too skilled and too experienced and they ended Kilbride's football journey for 2017.
In addition to the RCC English teacher’s success, Laura Fleming, a new addition to the Roscommon Community College staff, was a member of the Athleague camogie team who won the Senior County Final. It was a special day for Athleague as it was a first successive three in a row for the parish. In the final, they faced a very strong Four Roads team in which it took extra time to separate the two sides. A goal in the second half of extra time was what proved to be the winning score for Athleague, as they then went on to win by two points. The team went on the following week and played Tara camogie club from London in the All-Ireland Quarter Final. In what was another battle, Athleague were victorious on the day, winning by three points. Athleague now go on to play in the All Ireland Club Semi-Final on the 12th of November, where they await a team from Munster.
Both these players help train the school's Ladies Football and Camogie teams, along with Maura Connelly and Sheila Gunn. This serves as a real benefit to the RCC Gaelic Ladies as Laura and Siobhan bring their knowledge and expertise to the training ground. It is great to see that as our numbers have grown over the past few years, so has our involvement in Ladies Gaelic competitions. At the moment, our school have three Ladies Gaelic football teams (First Year, u/14 and Senior) and two Camogie teams (First Year and Junior), and it is great to see such talent enter the doors of RCC.
We wish to congratulate the two staff members of RCC on their brilliant achievements and wish Laura the very best of luck in the next round of her Championship.
26th October 2017
The Roscommon Community College Senior Ladies Gaelic Football Team made the trip to Sligo Centre of Excellence on October 19th to take on Mercy College, Sligo in the second round of the league. While the weather conditions were not desirable, the girls put on a great display of football throughout the game. The Mercy got off to the better start and some missed goal opportunities for Roscommon in the first half proved costly. Sligo, playing with the wind, led going into half time at a score line of 1-8 to 5 points. Scores by Aoife Campbell, Kirsten Croinin, Maebh Hickey and Tara Hegarty kept Roscommon in touch. The Roscommon backline excelled with Michaela Burke leading by example. RCC started the second half well but Sligo soon found the net and extended their lead. The girls displayed great improvement in their skill and played very well as a team. Their next game will see them face Castlerea. Well done girls.