12th October 2017

Roscommon Community College beat a competitive Castlerea side in round 1 of this year’s Connacht First Year Boys ‘C’ Championship. RCC were slow to get going and were a goal down after 5 minutes with Castlerea dominating in midfield. Gradually our half back line of Mikey O’Brien, Leo Gately and Aaron Flaherty became more dominant and it was this line which was the foundation for our victory. Some well taken points from Evan Donnelly, Daniel Gillooly and Eoghan Gilleran saw us level with Castlerea at the break, 1-4 to 0-7.

After the restart we again started slowly and Castlerea within a minute had drawn level. They went a further two points ahead and RCC were struggling to get out of their own half. The key moment in the game was a marvellous run by Aaron Flaherty through the middle of the Castlerea defence and blasted over the bar. It seemed to reenergise the RCC players. From the kick out Keelen Feeney fielded, evaded several would be tackles and lobbed the keeper to go one point up. Castlerea always looked dangerous and it took two fantastic saves from Matthew Shally to preserve our lead. With five to go Aaron Garvey kicked a hopeful ball into the Castlerea square which caused confusion and Sean Curley drove the loose ball to the net to finish the game as a contest.

There were many excellent performances on the day. Our full back line of Cathal Warde, Aaron Gormley and Lorcan Rudden were tenacious throughout. Our half back line were excellent from start to finish. Adam Gately and Caio Mulryan da Silva tried hard in midfield, the half forward line, Stephen Smyth, Aaron Gately and Eoghan Gilleran kicked some nice scores while our full forward line of Daniel Gillooly, Evan Donnelly and Keelen Feeney ensured we got goals. However, it was our goalkeeper Matthew Shally who was man of the match with a commanding performance between the sticks. Well done lads. 

 

 

 

12th October 2017

Our Cadette Volleyball team were out again last week where they faced Drumshanbo Vocational School and Scoil Mhuire Strokestown. The team travelled to the Leitrim School on Wednesday in the hopes of being triumphant and coming out on top. 

Firstly, the girls played Drumshanbo's first team where they got off to an exceptional start, beating them 25-16 and 25-06. The girls' improvement in their ability and teamwork, even since returning since September, was excellent as their support play, digging and spiking was executed brilliantly. It was a wonderful display of volleyball skills and as the girls met Drumshanbo's second team, their great performance continued. In the end, the girls were victorious on a scoreline of 25-11, 25-16.

The girls’ final game was against Scoil Mhuire Strokestown and it was here that the girls faced their toughest battle of the day. Strokestown was a very disciplined and skilled team and despite our girls best efforts they lost the first game on a very tight scoreline of 21-25. While Strokestown continued to push on, our girls soon found themselves behind in the second game, 12-20. It was at this point that our girls showed their true determination as they continued to fight for every point and work together.  The girls soon found themselves within two points of the Strokestown ladies, 22-24, but unfortunately for RCC, it wasn't to be their day and Strokestown scarped the victory by just three points, 25-22.

 

Very well done to all players who performed so well on the day. They will now face Roscommon's Meánscoil Mhuire gan Smál's three teams on the 25th of Wednesday where only the two top teams on the day will progress to the next round. The very best of luck ladies. 

 

5th October 2017

Good luck to those members of the school choir who have been invited to perform at the launch of the Christmas Shoebox Appeal, which is due to take place in Hannon’s Hotel on Saturday morning, October 14th. The group has been rehearsing every morning at 8.30am and we have no doubt they will do us proud at this event.

 

5th October 2017

First Year Students attending the Exhibition " An Image, a Poem" in the Roscommon Council Civic Offices.

5th October 2017

We were delighted to host a French theatre group in RCC last Tuesday. Both our junior and senior students of French thoroughly enjoyed this hilarious play. The two French actors from the Onatti Production Company entertained our students with their fascinating storyline, stage presence and crazy costume changes. The plot centred around five teenagers who lived on the same street. Some of our students volunteered to take part in the play, where they showed off their skills in improvisation. Well done to everyone involved! We look forward to the new Onatti play next year. Thanks to Ms.Shanley, Ms.Farrell, Ms.Garvey and Ms.Gallet for all their help in organising this event.

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