8th November 2018
On a difficult day for hurling with a gale blowing right across the pitch in Lisnamult, our Junior Hurlers took on Roscommon CBS. This game proved to be a very entertaining and competitive clash. In truth it was a very good advertisement for Roscommon hurling. Both teams struggled to get a foothold in the game early on as both teams battled for supremacy. The CBS got the first goal of the game and dominated large parts of the first half going in at half time four points up. Most of our scoring came from Adam Donnelly and Kyle Kelly. Our management team were far from worried as many of our players were putting in excellent performances. The second half saw RCC dominate with Liam Egan and Donnelly again scoring goals. With five to go RCC were just one point down but the CBS rear guard held firm and they finished the stronger team. Paddy Fallon in goals had an excellent game as did the full back line of Aaron O’Flaherty and Leo Gately. Mikey Lohan marshalled the half backline very well. Darragh Finneran at midfield, Liam Egan and Paddy Naughton up front hurling particularly well. We wish Darragh O’Sullivan a speedy recovery from injury.
8th November 2018
On October 26th the Roscommon Community College girls played neighbours Coláiste Mhuire, Ballygar. Nerves showed in RCC’s beginning and Colaiste Mhuire got off to the better start and settled into the game well. It was evident that RCC’s U14 team, composed of mostly first years, struggled with the physique and strength of the Ballygar side from the offset. However, this did not deter their determination and fight for every ball. Katelyn Lynch made some great saves in goals under immense pressure. All of the backs defended well throughout in particular Eimear O’ Connor, Sienna Snow and Mia Kilcline. The second half showed a great improvement in play from the RCC side with a noticeable increase in work rate. More efficient passing and tighter marking led to some impressive well-earned scores from Grace Dwyer, Heather O’ Sullivan, Sienna Snow and Chloe McNamara. However, Ballygar proving that bit too strong built on their lead and ran out eventual winners of the match. The girls showed great character, never gave up and learnt a lot from the game gaining invaluable experience which will certainly stand to them in the future. Best of luck in the next match girls!
8th November 2018
On a beautiful Friday morning last week our TY Geographers set out to travel part of the beautiful Suck Valley Walk as part of our studies on Roscommon’s drainage system. We began our walk in Athleague and followed the course of the River Suck all the way to Castlecoote. The entire walk was about 8km and an exhausted group was delighted to get refreshments afterwards. All in all an excellent experience was had by all and we feel it will give us greater insight into the workings of Roscommon’s local rivers.
25th October 2018
On Monday last, 22nd October, Roscommon Community College came up against Roscommon CBS in the Senior B School Final. The game took place at 12:30pm in Hyde Park in front of a wonderful crowd of students and teachers from RCC. RCC, against a strong breeze, won the first score of the half after three minutes. RCC spurned a number of goal chances in the early stages which could have proven costly by the end of the game. Ten minutes in, Roscommon CBS achieved their first goal of the game. As the half progressed RCC were two goals down and struggling for scores. Fortunately, Michael Staunton kept the team in touch with some tough frees and the team went in at half-time 2-4 to 4 points. Roscommon Community College burst out of the traps after the break and two minutes later achieved a tremendous team goal scored when Cian O’Brien palmed into the net from close range. RCC and Roscommon CBS traded points throughout the next five minutes before Roscommon CBS raced through to put five points between the teams. This did not kill RCC’s momentum. RCC senior players began to show real leadership with Seán Trundle, Diarmúid Treacy and Adam Bracken all making great plays in attack and defence. Seán Trundle scored 1-1 to bring Roscommon Community College back to within one point. Roscommon CBS hit back with a point to increase their lead before Kyle Kelly buried a goal to put Roscommon Community College up by one. However, RCC, were a little complacent and Roscommon CBS raced down the field and scored a goal of their own instantly. Luckily, there was still life left in RCC and moments later Seán Trundle won the ball and left his man for dead on the 45m line. He burst through the heart of the CBS defence and rocketed a ball to the top corner of the net. This skilful run positioned Roscommon Community College into the lead with a two point advantage as the whistle drew for full time. Congratulations to the team and their coach Mr Killoran, a great day for Roscommon Community College.
Senior B Gaelic Football Champions
Roscommon Games Manager, Willie Hegarty, presenting Seamus Lynch with The Roscommon Senior School's Football Shield
25th October 2018
Congratulations to 5th year students Michael Lough and Anne-Marie Croghan along with their teacher Ms Shea on winning first place in the CSO Ireland statistical competition for their project entitled ‘Attitudes to Green Space in Rural Irish Towns’. A fantastic achievement, well done.
Pictured are Michael Lough and Anne Marie Croghan, winners of The John Hooper Award for Statistics