2nd March 2017

Congratulations to the Senior Public Speaking team at Roscommon Community College as they progress from the Connacht Finals of the Knights of Columbanus Public Speaking Competition to the All-Ireland Finals which will take place in the National University of Ireland, Maynooth on Saturday, March 11th. Calvin Connolly, Daniel Hannon and Sara Marques have been fine ambassadors for our school in this prestigious competition, where students participate in discourse on a range of topics covering issues such as Young Christians, Life and Family Issues, Living the Christian Life, Justice, Peace, and the Integrity of Creation. With guidance from their coach, Ms. Siobhan Cullen, the students conduct research on the topics at hand, and upon gathering supporting evidence from scripture, papal encyclicals, and church teaching, they make their presentations before a panel of nationally selected judges. Well done to all on their success thus far and the very best of luck in the All-Ireland Final. 

 

 

Pictured is the Senior Public  Speaking team at RCC receiving a presentation from Supreme Knight Barry  McMahon as they progress to the All-Ireland

 

Sara, Daniel and Calvin hard at  work during the Question and Answer session of the recent Knights of  Columbanus Public Speaking Competition

 

2nd March 2017

The success of our senior public speakers follows hot on the heels of a superb performance by Sean Egan, 3rd Year, at the Connacht Finals of the HCI Debating Championship recently hosted by Sligo Grammar School. Sean debated for the motion “That This House Would Introduce a Basic Common Income”. In what was a tightly contested battle on the day, congratulations to Sean on an outstanding address.

 

 

2nd March 2017

L-R: Simon Leonard, Conor Lavin, Michael Egan with Mr. Declan Keane (Director of Repromed)) during their invited visit to Repromed (Leading Fertility Clinic, Dublin)

 

Fifth year students, Simon Leonard, Conor Lavin and Michael Egan, together with their teacher Dr. Joanne Shea were delighted to receive an invitation from the Declan Keane, Director of Ireland’s leading fertility clinic,  Repromed, following the success of their BT Young Scientists and Technology Exhibition. The invitation was extended to give the students the opportunity to present their research findings to the clinical, scientific and nursing teams with the growing clinic in Dublin. The boys travelled to Repromed on Wednesday the 15th of February and thoroughly enjoyed the experience which included a guided tour of the clinic and the IVF laboratories. This once in a lifetime opportunity allowed the students the chance to discuss their project with leadings scientists and staff within the field and the visit came to an end with a presentation of certificates from the clinic to endorse the RCC students achievements, both in their research and their innovation to bring such an important concept to light within young adult lives.

 

 

2nd March 2017

Congratulations to Carragh Kennedy, first year, and Shauna Clogher, second year, who were both crowned Connacht Handball Champions in the 40x20 Juvenile A finals recently.

Carragh faced Lucy Brennan from Mayo in the Girls U13 Singles Connacht final, where she had a tough encounter. The Mayo girl started off brilliantly, but Carragh never gave up and in the end was the comprehensive winner, winning both games 15-11, 15-9.

Shauna Clogher also demonstrated her great skills against Galway’s Aoife Nic Dhonnacha. While the first match was very tight, Shauna taking the first game 15-12, the same could not be said for the second as Shauna took control and defeated Aoife 15-3, making her the Girls U15 Singles Connacht Champion.

Shana will now progress to the All-Ireland Semi Final where she will face Kildare’s Abbey Tarrant.

 

Well done to both girls on such great success and the very best of luck to Shauna in the next stage of the championship.

 

 

2nd March 2017

Congratulations to Fernanda Ribas Madruga De Vargus, winner of a Worldwise Art competition, held for all first year students in our school recently. As part of the competition, students were asked to design an A3 poster on the theme of equality or human rights, some of the themes of our Worldwise development education project this year. Fernanda produced a beautiful creative piece of artwork which will be displayed at the WorldWise end of year conference for schools later in the school year. Well done Fernanda!

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