21st March 2019
Fantastic support shown for World Down Syndrome Day in RCC today as students wear their fun and colourful socks.
21st March 2019
Commiserations to our minor Camogie team who were defeated by the Convent of Mercy last Wednesday (20/3/2019). The match was played a home game, and the girls were determined to show the neighbouring school the skills they had developed throughout the year training very hard with transition years and fifth years. Chloe McNamara showed a great amount of bravery putting her body on the line to stop the sliotar from getting past her when she was moved into the full back position. She showed a tremendous amount of determination chasing after the ball to get rid of it out of the back line, this having a knock on effect on the rest of the team. Mairéad Lohan gathering the ball in midfield along with Siafra Finneran and sending ball after ball into the forward line, where Sienna Snow made use of her boot when her hurl wasn’t available after Andrea Fallon had lobbed in a great ball. She kicked the sliotar into the back of the net with ease. Siafra then scored a tidy point during play to keep the RCC girls motivated. After half time, the girls came back on to the pitch and put their hearts into the finishing of the game. Eimear O’ Connor was brought on and scored a superb goal keeping the girls’ heads up. Everyone played the best they could considering the opposing team were physically stronger. All in all, the RCC girls played very well together and have another match next Wednesday in Galway. Best of Luck Girls!
21st March 2019
Some of our 1st year and 2nd year students attended a music workshop in Scoil Mhuire in Strokestown on Thursday morning. Caroline Moreau taught the group a selection of beautiful French songs. The workshop also included students from Scoil Mhuire and Carrick on Shannon Community School. The French Embassy kindly sponsored the event and also treated us all to coffees and croissants. Thanks to Ann Brudell and Nathalie-Zoe Fabert for organising this event. Thanks also to Ms.Shanley and Ms.Farrell for their help.
Well done to Josh Reddington who won a spot prize on the day!
14th March 2019
Bhí Seachtain na Gaeilge faoi lán seol i gColáiste Pobail Ros Comáin i rith na seachtaine. On Monday Transition Years had a workshop on the Irish Language from Sorcha Ní Chnoic of Conradh na Gaeilge. Tuesday morning saw first years stepping it out in a Céilí in the GP with help and guidance from the Transition Years. On Tuesday afternoon the Transition Years took to the floor agus bhí an-craic ag gach duine! Wednesday morning the second years teamed up for a very competitive Tráth na gCeist with Jeaic Ó Máinín (4C) doing a fantastic job as quizmháistir. Comhghairdeas to Michael Stevens, Ben Somers, Ciao Mulryan agus Fionáin Gaughan a bhuaigh an tráth na gceist don Dara Bliain.
On Thursday it was the turn of our fifth years who took a break from Prós and Filíocht to test their knowledge as Gaeilge in a Tráth na gCeist in the GP. Celebrations ended on Friday with a musical and dance performance in the GP ag am sosa from our Trad Group.
First years have also been busy taking part in a Comórtas Póstaer over the past fortnight using the Seanfhocail they have been learning in class and winners of this competition will be announced shortly.
Roinn na Gaeilge would like to extend a special Míle Buíochas to a very dedicated and hardworking group of Transition Year students who are always close at hand to promote Gaeilge and help in whatever way they can to share their grá don Ghaeilge with the rest of the school.”Beatha teanga í a labhairt.”
14th March 2019
Well done for the two teams who got to the Western Regional final of the Junk Kouture 2019, you have made Roscommon Community College very proud of all of your achievements and your participation in a widely regarded and prestigious National competition is some accomplishment.
Our teams were named ‘Cablemania’ and ‘Brave in Hides’ and as their names suggest the mixture of cables, computer parts and technology was the focus for the first dress. The second used leather parts and scraps of material to create a warrior based theme which wooed the initial judges with a ‘Silver ticket’ (a rare pass straight into the Regional finals)
On a fine Thursday, we set off to the TF in Castlebar to compete, the long day consisted of briefings, practice runs, make up sessions and plenty of adjustments to their finely poised ensembles. The evening consisted of 85 dresses competing for 15 Grand Final places, the competition had started and we were definitely in the mix!
As the crowd cheered and showed their enthusiasm, the scorching lights were ready and the announcers took their places- the dresses became centre stage and one by one the unique designs and amazing work put in by students from across the region were showcased to a waiting audience. Our dresses were displayed with real enthusiasm and the models used all of their efforts and courage to really showcase all of the hard work which had been completed the months before.
The fifteen dresses that were eventually called for the Grand Final were ensembles of the highest order, the intricate work and style were typical of a competition which is evolving every year with its own standard.
We didn't get through to the National Final but the two teams competed at a very high level and just came short against a really strong selection of dresses and ensembles. Out of 4000 dresses entered on a national level, only 400 were chosen for the Regionals- so to get to that point in the competition was a real achievement.
In particular many thanks go to Ms Gillian Gannon and Mr Stewart Li who helped the TY students all the way and for the pupils themselves who represented RCC so well on the day- the team work, endeavour and positivity they displayed was truly an inspiration for any budding artist.
On to next year, where RCC will get to the Grand Final!!
Cian Campbell, Riesse Donlon and Zara Grehan with thier creation 'Brave in Hides'
Krzysztof Lipka, Amanda Balode and Rute Marques with their creation 'Cablemania'