7th March 2019

As part of TY Geography our TYs are studying renewable energy. Taking the classroom outside, we visited Sliabh Bán and the wind farm located on the mountain. Our students got close to the turbines and we were able to observe them in action. They were amazed by the size of these structures and how scenic Roscommon looks from Sliabh Bán. All in all, a very worthwhile learning experience was had.

 

7th March 2019

Congratulations to Zara Grehan (TY) and her club Ballinasloe RFC on winning the U18 League and Cup double against Westport last week, a very well deserved win.

Tommy Grehan alongside his daughter, Zara, celebrating U18 League and Cup double

 

 

 

 

 

 

7th March 2019

Well done to Liam Egan who recently won the U17 40x20 Connaught Handball Final against Galway’s Chris Curran and Carragh Kennedy who won the U15 Connaught Handball Final.

Commiserations to Siobhan Treacy who was defeated in the U16 40x20 Connaught final against a strong Sadhbh Ní Fhaithearta from Galway.  

Liam and Carragh, as well as Shauna Clogher play in their respective All-Ireland Semi Finals this weekend in Roscommon. Liam Egan will face Monaghan’s Deveidas Kaklauskas while Shauna comes up against Caliosa Ni Dhuill from Tyrone. Carragh is to play Tyrone’s Brona Farley.

 

The very best of luck to all RCC students over the weekend. 

 

 

7th March 2019

After a number of months up and down the roads of Roscommon, our TYs finished their cycling course run by Roscommon Sports Partnership and Noel Feely. We had 75 TYs on the course, all of whom passed with flying colours. All students agreed that it was a hugely enjoyable experience. Much thanks to all at Roscommon Sports Partnership.

 

 

 

28th February 2019

The school final of the Transition Year Enterprise Programme took place in the school on Friday, 8th February. This was the second time that the budding entrepreneurs got to showcase their businesses after the highly successful market day that had taken place on December 7th before the Christmas break. On that occasion, they were trying to sell their products to the students, however, this time they were trying to sell their business idea to the judges (countless episodes of Dragon’s Den had finally served its purpose).

The Business Reports had been handed in the previous week but this was the day where the students had to finally answer the judge’s questions regarding the future viability of their business. From themed chocolate sleighs/baskets to customised rings, teddy bears made from recycled material to homemade scented candles, brand new card games to dog houses and bird boxes, there was a wide variety of innovative ideas on display for the judges to get their teeth into. The judges were very impressed by what they saw by all groups and commended the work done by all and found the deliberation process very difficult. In the end however, only three groups could go through to the county final in the Abbey Hotel on the 21st March and the results were as follows:

Most innovative business: Cards 4 U (Kevin Smyth, Paul Flynn, Josh Brady, Jakob Salamon)

Most Enterprising business: Roscommon Pet Homes (Keelan Morris, Nathan Sweeney)

3rd Place: Scrappies (Rhys Davies, Adam Lalwani, Jared Comer, Jack Chambers)

2nd Place: S and C GAA Gear (Michael Staunton, Shauna Clogher)

1st Place: MMBK Designs (Ben Finnerty, Michael Lohan, Matthew Ryan, Keelan Murray)

 

Well done to all of our finalists. We wish you the very best of luck in March. 

 

 

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