Pictured are Ashling Treacy, Shauna Clogher, Carragh Kennedy and Siobhan Treacy who represented RCC in the Connaught Schools Championship last week.
Friday last saw our u/14 Ladies Gaelic Football team take on St. Nathy’s of Ballaghaderreen in the second round of their championship. RCC had the perfect start, our players ran at the St. Nathy’s defence combining some wonderful support play which were converted into some brilliant scores. Early goals by Kirstin Cronin meant RCC had a secure lead fifteen minutes into the game. St. Nathy’s, however, were not going to give up without a fight and while they may have had a slow start, by half time the score was 6-3 to 4-4 to RCC.
Coming into the second half, our girls knew the game wasn’t over and if they were to win, they would have to give it everything they got; support, encouragement and fight. St. Nathy’s started as they had finished and the RCC Ladies found themselves 5 points down fifteen minutes into the second half. What occurred in the last minutes of this game highlighted the standard of Ladies football coming through in Roscommon as both teams were determined to come out on top. Each side showed great determination, motivation and passion and the RCC Ladies found themselves one point down with 30 seconds to go. A foul against Kirstin Cronin meant the pressure was on for Aoife Campbell who had displayed excellent skill and fitness throughout the fifty-minute encounter. With confidence and easy, Aoife popped over the ball, and despite grazing the crossbar (that ensured she kept all spectators intensely engaged!), the ball went over. Seconds later, referee Sandra Shanagher, blew the game up for a well-deserved and fair draw, 7-6 to 6-9.
Credit must be given to all players on the day who proved that perseverance and hard work pays off. The girls will be anxiously awaiting their next meeting against them again in February but for now, they look forward to playing against Castlerea on the 7th of November. The very best of luck girls.
Our handballers travelled to Moycullen last week to represent RCC in the Connaught School’s Championship.
In the first year girl’s competition we were represented by Carragh Kennedy, Ashling Treacy and Siobhan Treacy, with second year Shauna Clogher playing in the Junior Division. For the boys, Michael Egan and Gareth Delaney were out in action in the Intermediate Boy’s Doubles competition.
Unfortunately for Shauna and Carragh, it was not meant to be on the day and despite their best efforts, their opponents were too strong to overcome. For Ashling and Siobhan, their day was full of success. Beating the Éadaoin Nic Dhonncha and Skylyn Ní Mháille Breathnach from Coláiste Chroí Mhuire an Spidéal, 15-9, 15-6.
Michael Egan and Gareth Delaney also had success on the day. The boys faced Claregalway’s Darragh Jordan and Shane Lawless. The boys had a comprehensive win and now progress to the All-Ireland Semi-Final which takes place over the mid-term. We would like to congratulate all participants, you all preformed excellently on the day and never gave up. We would also like to wish Gareth and Michael the very best of luck in the All-Ireland Semi Final.
Katie Cronin, Chloe Fallon and Kirstin Cronin pictured at the launch of the Ladies Gaelic Football Post-Primary Championship last week in Ball.
Roscommon Community College 5-7
Grange PP Sligo 2-4
Our Junior footballers had a great start to the season with a comprehensive win over Grange PP from Sligo. Goals from Simon Leonard, Ryan Cox and Gareth Delaney proved to be the big scores in an entertaining encounter. There were great performances throughout the team on the day and the lads will look forward to their next encounter in a very competitive group.
Onwards and upwards!