Roscommon Community College student Danny Arnold played a crucial role in Connacht U18s magnificent 17-10 win over a fancied Ulster side at Galway Sportsground on Sunday last, September 11. Arnold had a hand in both first half Connacht tries scoring the first as he was on the end of a driving lineout maul to touch down. A heel against the head towards the end of the first half by Arnold allowed Connacht unexpected possession from which they manufactured another crucial try which was pivotal in their victory. All at Roscommon Community College extend congratulations to Danny and his club Creggs and wish both him and the Connacht team well as they play for a ‘Grand Slam’ decider against Munster in Galway next Saturday.
Danny Arnold (Roscommon Community College)
Well done to all the Transition Year students who recieved their Junior Certificate results on Wednesday, 14th September.
Thrilled Transition Year students with their results!
Well done to Shaheer Muhammad, Adam Sheriff and Daniel Connaughton pictured with Dr. Frank Chambers after recieving their Junior Certificate results.
Extra-curricular activities in the Music Department are due to start next week, Mon Sept 19th. This year we are delighted to offer a range of musical activities to suit all students. Beginner Ukulele & Guitar Club will take place on Mondays 1.10 - 1.40 in G21 (instruments are provided). Also taking place on Mondays at this time will be a new club - DJ Club - which will take place in the Computer Lab. Students will learn how to compile their own radio programmes using the software programme Audacity. Recorder Ensemble will take place Tuesdays 1.10 - 1.40 in G21 with Ms. Wallace. Chamber Choir will take place Wednesday 1.10 - 1.40 in G21 with Ms. Smyth. Another new club this year will be our ‘Jamming Session’. Musicians will be welcome to come along and perform with other musicians. We invite all existing piano, guitar, ukulele players, as well as singers, drummers and other instrumentalists to join in the music making during this session! Our first 2 songs will be ‘Nervous’ by Gavin James and ‘I see fire’ by Ed Sheehan, so get practising! Finally, another new addition this year will be ‘Traditional Irish Group’. This will take place after school on Mondays, 3.45 - 4.45 in G21. All clubs and musical activities are free to attend. Students with any enquiries are asked to speak to Ms. Smyth in G21.
Pictured above our some fifth years Music students, Maria Lohan and Daniel Arnold, working on their music technology using software programme Audacity.
Roscommon Community College’s Under 16 rugby players had a hard fought but disappointing loss by 5 points to St Jarlath’s College Tuam on Wednesday last, September 14 at Creggs. RCC, fielding a number of newcomers, began promisingly and threatened to breakthrough on a couple of occasions only to make errors close to the Jarlath’s line. Despite early RCC field position advantage, Jarlath’s were much more economical in possession and managed a penalty and a converted try before half time to give them a slightly flattering 10-0 advantage at the break.
RCC needed to score next and instead conceded a rather soft try which was again converted to give Jarlath’s what looked like an unassailable 17-0 lead. The response was swift from RCC and a superb forward drive was rewarded with a powerhouse try by prop Luca Stratford. This brought RCC back in the game and almost had a monopoly on possession for the remainder of the game. Superb play had RCC continuously at the Jarlath’s line and strong running by Sean Trundle supported by Eoghan Farrell and John Mannion almost saw another try. It eventually came from no. 8 Aaron Hannon who converted his own try and a subsequent penalty to leave the score 17-15 to Jarlath’s who were clinging on now in the dying minutes. RCC continued to carry the game to their opponents with superb running by Callum Coughlan and and Adam Arnold and threatened to score. Jarlath’s, at the death, were awarded a penalty which they were quite happy to kick and this signalled the end of an absorbing contest. The final score was 20-15 to St. Jarlath’s College.
RCC: Adam Arnold, Ben Finnerty, Cormac Lavin, Callum Coughlan, Maks Andrijanous, Sean Trundle, Eoghan Farrell, Aaron Hannon, Ciaran Corcoran, John Cunniffe, John Mannion, Keelan Morris, Luca Stratford, Adam Bracken (c), Nathan Sweeney.
Subs used: Liam Egan for John Cunniffe, Darren Meares for Maks Andrijanous and Adam Donnelly for Nathan Sweeney.
Pictured are our five sets of twins who have started in first year at Roscommon Community College. (Back row: Finn Ryan, Nathan Victory, Joshua Victory and Katie Cronin. Middle row: Ria Yass, Rémy Ryan and Aisling Treacy. Front row: Makayla Yass, Siobhan Treacy and Kirstin Cronin).