28th September 2017

A number of our Transition Year students attended the Roddy Doyle creative writing workshop “Fighting Words” in Dublin recently. The workshop is designed to aid students in developing their writing skills and ignite their passion for writing. 

Students spent the first part of the workshop working together, as a group, creating a story initially through role play and improvisation. They then worked together developing characters, setting and plot, adding dialogue and editing as they progressed. Each student then had the opportunity to work on their own individual pieces of writing, assisted and encouraged by Fighting Words tutors.

 

The stories inspired by this writing workshop will be further developed in the classroom setting over the coming weeks in order to produce the final draft. Students were highly enthusiastic on the day and we are looking forward to the end results. 

 

28th September 2017

 

Croke Park has been at the heart of Irish sport for over a century and a number of our T.Y students had the opportunity to take a guided tour of the stadium and explore its museum recently.

Students involved engaged in an inspiring and educational journey around the national stadium learning about its defining moments in Irish history. Some of the highlights of the tour included a visual introduction to Croke Park, getting to view the dressing rooms and warm up area, and most importantly of all going pitch-side through the players’ tunnel.

At the end of the tour students got to explore the GAA museum and learn more about how the GAA has contributed to our cultural, social and sporting heritage.

Thanks to the Manager Mr. Peter McKenna and the staff at Croke Park for a thoroughly educational and enjoyable experience. 

 

 

28th September 2017

 

This term we have the return of the ever popular Equestrian Club at Roscommon Community College. There is a very large interest this year with the school having four teams participating in the Schools League organised by Roscommon Equestrian Centre, Mount Cashel. Over a thirteen week period students involved will receive training and participate in competitions competing against other teams from local schools.

 

Participants of the club will be competing at different levels of experience from beginners to advanced. It is a fantastic opportunity for students to share their passion for horses and horse riding with their peers and proudly compete for their school.

We are very grateful for the opportunity that Roscommon Equestrian Centre are providing and for the support of our student’s parents in facilitating the transport of students to the weekly training sessions and competitions. We are looking forward to seeing the progress in each of our groups over the coming weeks and wish you all the best of luck in the competition.

 

 

28th September 2017

Roscommon Community College secured their second pool victory in successive weeks with an impressive 34-10 win over Athlone Community College at a saturated Dubarry Park on Wednesday last, September 27. The final score is a testimony to the character and resolve of this RCC outfit who, after conceding a try off the first play of the match, went on to achieve a 24-point victory.

RCC weathered the early storm and began to get some field position deep in ACC territory and were rewarded with a try by captain Ben Finnerty, which was unconverted. Now trailing by 7-5, RCC attacked again and Darragh Kiernan caped off a man of the match display with a powerhouse try which was converted by Eoghan Farrell. RCC were now dominating and extended their lead on the stroke of half time with a try by the hard-working Adam Donnelly. The half time score was 17-5 to RCC.

Early pressure in the second half led to a penalty which was kicked by Farrell for a 20-7 lead but was cancelled out immediately with a penalty kicked by ACC. RCC then raised their game and sealed the bonus point when the referee awarded a penalty try for persistent infringing close to the ACC line. Ciaran Corcoran powered over at the finish for an excellent try which was converted by Farrell for a handsome 34-10 victory.

RCC: Dara Finneran, Kyle Kelly, Tiernan O’Sullivan, Ben Finnerty (c), Mark Dwyer, Sean Trundle, Eoghan Farrell, Ciaran Corcoran, Liam Egan, Darragh Kiernan, Enda Clogher, Adam Donnelly, Darragh O’Sullivan, Keelan Murray, Nathan Sweeny.

 

Subs: Trevor Fallon for Kyle Kelly, Leon Doyle for Mark Dwyer and, Josh Stratford for Dara Finneran.

 

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