12th October 2017

We, second year CSPE students from Roscommon Community College, would like to inform you of a project that we are currently working on. This project is a fundraiser we are currently conducting with one aim – to help educate one or more of the 62 million girls who do not have the opportunity to receive an education. Girls experience widespread social, educational, political and economic discrimination, increasing their vulnerability and trapping them in poverty. Globally, two thirds of illiterate people are women.

In conjunction with Trócaire, we have established a connection with an area of Somalia, where many of the young children, particularly girls, do not have the opportunity to be educated. Somalia has the world’s lowest enrolment level for primary school. Only 30% of children attend primary school and 95% of the poorest females aged 7-16 have never been to school – with your help we hope to change this, one girl at a time.

For only €200, we will be able to provide everything to enable one child to attend primary school for a whole year, and hopefully preventing catastrophic tragedies in their later life.

By women having a chance to complete primary education:

 

  • Maternal deaths would be reduced by 70%, saving 98,000 lives.
  • There would be 15% fewer child deaths.
  • 1.7 million children would be saved from stunting from malnutrition.
  • There would be 14% fewer child marriages.
  • More girls would be encouraged to continue on to secondary education, which would result in bettering their lives even further.

 

 

12th October 2017

Our u/14 Ladies Football team had their first outing last week where they faced Coláiste Chiaráin, which is the newly amalgamated school of Summerhill and St. Aloysius College.

Our girls started off excellently with some great support play leading to an opening goal by Kirstin Cronin. More early goals from Ashling Treacy and Carragh Kennedy propelled the team and gave them the confidence to play some of the best football that has ever been seen by this team. It was an extremely successful day, one that showed great skill, teamwork and fitness. As the game progressed, RCC never allowed Coláiste Chiaráin the opportunity to get back into the game and on the day, RCC were the deserving winners, beating the Athlone team comprehensively.

A special mention must be given to our first year girls who made their football debut for Roscommon Community College; Amy Gallagher, Jade Cunningham, Hannah Burke, Kateyln Lynch, Caoimhe Clarke, Siafra Finneran and Erika Horvathova. All players made a big impact on the field and it is great to see their talent enhancing our teams here at RCC.

Also, congratulations to Sinéad Hickey who was chosen as the Referee’s Player of the Match for her brilliant performance on the day. Sinead was heavily involved in most of the play throughout the game, encouraging her fellow players and added 3 points to the scoreline.

 

Very well done to all players and the best of luck in their next game which will be against Scoil Mhuire gan Smál, Roscommon.

 

 

12th October 2017

The Junior Girls Rugby team took part in the first Rugby Sevens Blitz of the year ran by Connacht rugby in Tuam last Tuesday. The blitz consisted of two groups of four teams. Roscommon Community College competed in a group against Scoil Bhride Mercy Tuam, Elphin CC and Sacred Heart Westport.

For many members of our Roscommon Community College team participating in rugby is a new endeavour. Despite this, RCC got off to a great start in the first game against Elphin Community College winning 5 tries to 2. Our second game was against Scoil Bhride Mercy, Tuam, who had a number experienced players in their ranks. This game was extremely enjoyable to watch and both teams played some great rugby with RCC running out as eventual winners with a score of 7 - 2.

 

The final game of the blitz was between RCC and Sacred Heart, Westport. This table topping clash would have the winners receive ten valuable points for the for the next round. RCC raced out of the blocks and got an early three try lead in the first half before Sacred Heart fought back with a try of their own leaving it 3-1 at half time. The bench played its part in the second half and RCC tagged on a few more tries to win convincingly 7-2 and leave RCC as the early pace setters in the Junior Girls Rugby League. 

 

 

 

 

12th October 2017

Erik Horvath and Danny Arnold preforming at the lunchtime recital on Thursday 5th October 

 

 

12th October 2017

Roscommon Community College beat a competitive Castlerea side in round 1 of this year’s Connacht First Year Boys ‘C’ Championship. RCC were slow to get going and were a goal down after 5 minutes with Castlerea dominating in midfield. Gradually our half back line of Mikey O’Brien, Leo Gately and Aaron Flaherty became more dominant and it was this line which was the foundation for our victory. Some well taken points from Evan Donnelly, Daniel Gillooly and Eoghan Gilleran saw us level with Castlerea at the break, 1-4 to 0-7.

After the restart we again started slowly and Castlerea within a minute had drawn level. They went a further two points ahead and RCC were struggling to get out of their own half. The key moment in the game was a marvellous run by Aaron Flaherty through the middle of the Castlerea defence and blasted over the bar. It seemed to reenergise the RCC players. From the kick out Keelen Feeney fielded, evaded several would be tackles and lobbed the keeper to go one point up. Castlerea always looked dangerous and it took two fantastic saves from Matthew Shally to preserve our lead. With five to go Aaron Garvey kicked a hopeful ball into the Castlerea square which caused confusion and Sean Curley drove the loose ball to the net to finish the game as a contest.

There were many excellent performances on the day. Our full back line of Cathal Warde, Aaron Gormley and Lorcan Rudden were tenacious throughout. Our half back line were excellent from start to finish. Adam Gately and Caio Mulryan da Silva tried hard in midfield, the half forward line, Stephen Smyth, Aaron Gately and Eoghan Gilleran kicked some nice scores while our full forward line of Daniel Gillooly, Evan Donnelly and Keelen Feeney ensured we got goals. However, it was our goalkeeper Matthew Shally who was man of the match with a commanding performance between the sticks. Well done lads. 

 

 

 

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