4th April 2019
Hard luck to our minor Camogie team who were defeated by Woodford last Wednesday. The girls and management travelled to Woodford on Wednesday morning for a match at 11 o’ clock. The girls were ready and set to play a tough match from the get go. During the competitive game, Ailbhe O’ Sullivan put her body on the line and pulled out some world class saves in goal. These shots were followed up by Chloe McNamara and Mairéad Lohan, who displayed a huge amount of skill and determination whilst clearing the ball out of the back line. Mia Kilcline, Grace Dwyer and Andrea Fallon did very well to follow up and chase after the ball, driving high and low balls into Siafra Finneran and Sienna Snow. Siafra and Sienna scored some tremendous scores along with Andrea Fallon who popped over a few points from midfield. Aoibhinn Murray, Bridget Hoare and Eimear O’Connor also were firm and fought for every ball that came to them and more often than not it was the RCC girls who came out on top. Commiserations to the girls, who will be playing again in a 1st Year Connacht Camogie blitz the week before Easter.
4th April 2019
Singfest is an event organised where secondary schools from all over Ireland can come together to SingOUT! SingOUT! gives secondary schools with choirs and without, a chance to take part in a range of workshops culminating in a group sing - all under the expert guidance of a well renowned artistic director Greg Beardsell. This year RCC choir will join the event taking place in May which we are looking forward to with great anticipation! The first rehearsal took place on Monday last in Tuam with over thirty RCC students taking part.
28th March 2019
On Monday, 25th March, Remy Ryan, 3rd year student, was awarded with an educational trip to the European Parliaments in Strasbourg and Brussels, which will take place in November, later this year. Remy is a member of Comhairle na nÓg, a youth organisation that gives the youth of Ireland the opportunity to be involved in the development of local services and policies and gives these young people a chance for their voice to be heard. Remy expresses a great interest in local and national politics. As part of Comhairle na nÓg, Remy has organised many events such as an intergenerational event ‘Tea with Teens’ and events on mental health. Through Comhairle na nÓg, Remy took on online quiz on Graduate.ie for ten consecutive weeks. These quizzes are based on Irish and European politics. The aim of Graduate.ie is to engage, inform and inspire you people about local and national political topics.
Back in December, on the 10th week, Remy was successful and won the online quiz. Over thirty students from around the country will partake in this trip to the European Parliaments in Strasbourg and Brussels, where they will participate in a Youth Parliament session. This prize is sponsored by Roscommon County Council and was presented to Remy by the Cathaoirleach of Roscommon County Council, Cllr. Ivan Connaughton. This is a fantastic opportunity for Remy and we wish him the best of luck with his future involvement in Comhairle na nÓg.
Cllr. Ivan Connaughton, Cllr. Paddy Kilduff, Principal Georgina Keena, Remy Ryan (3rd Year) and Cllr. Kathleen Shanagher at the presentation
28th March 2019
On Thursday last, our Junior Boys Team took part in the All-Ireland Volleyball Finals in Mountrath, Co. Laois. RCC played against Mountrath Community College with the winners going through to the All-Ireland Finals in the University of Limerick. Mountrath, who already had a team in the Junior A Final, started well and built up a lead of 15-2 thanks to some very impressive serving. Once RCC eventually broke serve however, the score line started to even out. Mountrath eventually closed out the set and won on a score line of 25-10. The second set was much closer with both teams nip and tuck throughout. There was numerous lead changes in the game but Mountrath’s serving once again proved too much and they won on a score line of 25-21. The best of luck to both of Mountrath’s teams in the All-Ireland Finals. Well done to out Junior Boys Team.
Team: Ethan Fallon, Daniel Klimszak, Josh Reddington, Anthony Healy, Diarmuid Kenny, Michael Stevens, Lorcan Rudden, Gerard Van Opstal, Miguel Arthur, Paddy Naughton and Aaron Flaherty.
28th March 2019
On Wednesday last, five boys from our school took part in the All-Ireland U19 A Badminton Finals. The team was made up of Michael Staunton, Enda Clogher, Patrick Fallon, Dara Finneran & Sean Trundle. The team played against the Ulster, Leinster and Munster representatives from around Ireland. The winner of the competition was the team with the most sets won overall throughout the day. The standard of games were of the highest quality, as these players were the best badminton players from schools in Ireland. Our final score for the day was 6 wins and 9 losses. This was a brilliant effort by all members of the team each of whom still have another year underage at this grade. Well done to all who competed.