29th November 2018

A group of 5th Year students attended a highly informative workshop on La Francophonie in the Alliance Francaise on Kildare Street in Dublin this week. Julien, the Belgian teacher, explained the importance of French throughout the world. The students took part in a variety of activities including a quiz.  It was a thoroughly enjoyable workshop. We then dined in La Cocotte café alongside the French Ambassador Stephane Crouzat. Vive la France! Thanks to Mr Casserly, Ms Healy and Ms Shanley for organising this event.

 

 

 

 

29th November 2018

On Tuesday 20th November Mr Declan Molloy visited our school and spoke with fifth and sixth year Business and LCVP students about his business ‘Molloy’s Bakery’.  He firstly got us thinking as to why people decide to become entrepreneurs. He outlined for us how his business has changed and progressed from when he first started out in business and informed us of the many roles involved in his business, besides baking. These range from Quality Assurance, Marketing, Advertising, enforcing Origin Green and decorating cakes to working in transporting the goods produced. This trip also linked in with many aspects of the Home Economics Leaving Certificate course as students learned about Health and Safety legislation governing food production businesses, HACCP systems in place, special diets catered for, labelling of goods and marketing techniques they use. Thanks very much to Declan Molloy for taking the time out of his busy schedule to meet us and for his very informative and interesting talk.

 

29th November 2018

On Tuesday last Transition Year students took part in a very engaging day long work shop based on the Irish Law system in conjunction with the law module that they study in TY. Three barristers from the Public Access to Law Programme worked throughout the day with students to brief them on their rights and responsibilities as citizens of our country. They discussed and debated hypothetical and real cases in law and enjoyed a mock trial to finish up the day with students playing the parts of barristers, solicitors, witnesses, judges and members of the jury. It was a hugely enjoyable experience and students will have the opportunity later in the year to take part in a national competition in the Criminal Courts of Justice against other schools where they will carry out a mock trial. They will also pay a visit to the Criminal Courts of Justice and avail of the opportunity to visit real courts in session.

 

 

 

 

29th November 2018

R.C.C’s 1st Year Camogie team travelled to Killimordaly GAA Pitch, Galway on Thursday 25th October,  to take part in a regional first year 7-a-side blitz organised by Connacht Camogie.On the day the girls played two group games against Gort Community School and St. Rapheal’s College, Loughrea. They were successful in both of these games, winning both convincingly for a finish with two determined, excellent team performances. This advanced R.C.C. to the Quarter finals of the tournament. In what was an extremely close Quarter Final meeting, our girls sadly lost out to Seamount College, Kinvara. They showed admirable heart, battling relentlessly to the end but just missed out by two points. The girls had an enjoyable day out and both players and coaches were very proud of their progress. The future is bright for R.C.C. camogie and their time will come! Thanks to Ms Spellman and Ms Conway for accompanying the girls on the day.

 

 

29th November 2018

Our 1st year footballers played Boyle recently. In a very high scoring game, two goals for Boyle, both in injury time proved the difference and left us feeling very deflated at the final whistle. A very slow start found us 3-03 to a 0-2 after 15 minutes. Our players through grit and determination fought their way back into the game and went in just two points down at half time after quick-fire goals from Dylan Treacy. The second half was tit for tat but it looked like we had done enough to take the points after Sean Allen had pulled off a great save from a penalty and Brian Keegan scored a last minute goal to put us one point to the good. But Boyle showed tremendous resilience with the final whistle looming they scored two goals in quick succession. It was a disappointing way to end the game but we had some excellent performances. Sean Allen was excellent in goals, Tommy Morris, Ryan Dowling and Isidro Ribas were excellent in defence, Conor Harris and Dean Mulligan tried hard in midfield with Kilan O’Brien and Dylan Treacy weighing in with some excellent scores.

 

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