25th October 2018

On Monday last, 22nd October, Roscommon Community College came up against Roscommon CBS in the Senior B School Final. The game took place at 12:30pm in Hyde Park in front of a wonderful crowd of students and teachers from RCC. RCC, against a strong breeze, won the first score of the half after three minutes. RCC spurned a number of goal chances in the early stages which could have proven costly by the end of the game. Ten minutes in, Roscommon CBS achieved their first goal of the game. As the half progressed RCC were two goals down and struggling for scores. Fortunately, Michael Staunton kept the team in touch with some tough frees and the team went in at half-time 2-4 to 4 points. Roscommon Community College burst out of the traps after the break and two minutes later achieved a tremendous team goal scored when Cian O’Brien palmed into the net from close range. RCC and Roscommon CBS traded points throughout the next five minutes before Roscommon CBS raced through to put five points between the teams. This did not kill RCC’s momentum. RCC senior players began to show real leadership with Seán Trundle, Diarmúid Treacy and Adam Bracken all making great plays in attack and defence. Seán Trundle scored 1-1 to bring Roscommon Community College back to within one point. Roscommon CBS hit back with a point to increase their lead before Kyle Kelly buried a goal to put Roscommon Community College up by one. However, RCC, were a little complacent and Roscommon CBS raced down the field and scored a goal of their own instantly. Luckily, there was still life left in RCC and moments later Seán Trundle won the ball and left his man for dead on the 45m line.  He burst through the heart of the CBS defence and rocketed a ball to the top corner of the net. This skilful run positioned Roscommon Community College into the lead with a two point advantage as the whistle drew for full time. Congratulations to the team and their coach Mr Killoran, a great day for Roscommon Community College. 

Senior B Gaelic Football Champions


Roscommon Games Manager, Willie Hegarty, presenting Seamus Lynch with The Roscommon Senior School's Football Shield

25th October 2018

Congratulations to 5th year students Michael Lough and Anne-Marie Croghan along with their teacher Ms Shea on winning first place in the CSO Ireland statistical competition for their project entitled ‘Attitudes to Green Space in Rural Irish Towns’. A fantastic achievement, well done.

Pictured are Michael Lough and Anne Marie Croghan, winners of The John Hooper Award for Statistics


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.