4th October 2018
On Tuesday, 2nd October, the 1st year Camogie team travelled to Craughwell GAA Pitch, Galway to take part in a first year 7-a-side blitz organised by Connacht Camogie. On the day the girls played four games against: Domincan College, Galway; St. Killians New Inn; St. Enda’s Galway and Gort Community School. In each game the girls played their hearts out and showed great skill and determination especially in the second game against St. Killians New Inn when they were down by two goals to come back and draw the game. The girls were successful in two of their games, drew one and lost just one. Overall, the girls really enjoyed the day and are looking forward to the next blitz which will be held shortly. Thanks to TY students Riesse Donlon and Tara Naughton, Ms Spellman and Ms Conway for accompanying the girls on the day.
4th October 2018
Over 40 first and second year boys participated in a rugby blitz at the community pitch in Lisnamult on Monday October 1. Organised by local area Club and Community Rugby Officer Micheal Glennon and played in glorious weather, boys from Glenamaddy and Ballygar provided strong opposition to Roscommon Community College. The rugby played was fast and a dry ball coupled with an excellent sod enabled all sides to play positive, attacking rugby. Padraig Deane, President of Creggs RFC, was on hand to deliver words of encouragement to all boys and thanked the schools for the efforts being made to promote rugby locally. Winners and losers were of no relevance on the morning as the sole objective was participation and enjoyment. Special thanks to Lisnamult Community Committee for making the pitch available and Micheal Glennon for making everything possible. It is hoped to stage similar blitzes as the year progresses.
4th October 2018
Roscommon Community College Senior Football team got off to a great start in the Connacht GAA Post Primary Championship Competition against Elphin Community College on Wednesday, 3rd October. RCC were in control from the very start when Kyle Kelly and Michael Staunton both scored goals inside the first ten minutes. This opened up a significant lead which ensured that RCC never came close to losing. RCC brought on substitutes at half time, all of whom impressed and will be pushing for starting places for the next game. The win leaves RCC on top of the table after the first round of games with a big scoring advantage on the other teams within the group. The next round is against Abbey Community College, Boyle in two weeks’ time. Good luck to the panel of players in the rest of the competition.
27th September 2018
The 26th of September was European Day of Languages and Roscommon Community College marked the occasion with a table quiz for our first year language students. Competition was fierce, as was the enjoyment had by all. Many thanks to the Modern Foreign Language teachers for organising this.
Also, as a part of the European Day of Languages, Transition Year students conducted a survey on a sample of 300 students in an effort to discover the wide range of languages spoken in Roscommon Community College. Among the most widely spoken languages were English, Irish, German and French. Other languages spoken in Roscommon Community College include Portuguese, Slovakian, Malay, Punjab, Polish, Latvian and Indian among many others.
1st Year language students Grace Dwyer, Mairéad Lohan and Chloe McNamara participating in the 1st year table quiz to mark European Day of Languages.
27th September 2018
The Senior Roscommon Community College ladies got their school league campaign off to a great start when they secured a well-earned win over Elphin Community College on Monday, 24th September. An away venue did not deter the girls and their positive attitude to begin the year well and get the win. With a combination of students from different year groups and many of these girls coming from various local clubs it made for a strong team for Roscommon Community College.
While it took the girls a few minutes to settle into the game, Tia Croinin found the target with a good point and the RCC girls never looked back after. Some fantastic individual skill was displayed from all forwards with scores coming from Rachel Tarmey, Aoife Campbell, Ellie Lohan and Maebh Hickey. RCC’s backs also illustrated great determination and fight and made it very difficult for the young Elphin side to clock up some points. A penalty awarded to the Elphin side in the second half prompted a comeback, however, the RCC girls only raised their game in response and showed a dramatic improvement in supporting each other resulting in some fine scores, Siafra Finneran and Caitlin Connolly adding to the scoring forwards. A great overall team performance from the Roscommon girls ending with a comprehensive win of 4-11 to 1-1. Next up is a home game where they face Coláiste Chiaráin, Summerhill.
RCC Team: Riesse Donlon, Ciara Kenny, Ellie Lohan, Tara Naughton, Zara Grehan, Rachael Tarmey, Tia Cronin, Siobhan Tracey, Aoife Campbell, Aisling Tracey, Rose-Michaela Cunniffe, Caitlin Connolly, Julia Garvey, Ellen Hynes, Rachael Ward, Chloe Fallon, Siafra Finneran, Katie Cronin, Shannon Carter, Kirsten Cronin, Carragh Kennedy, Maebh Hickey and Katie Nugent.