We travelled to Ballygar for our second match in the championship. Our games against Ballygar have always been tough, competitive matches and this was no different. We began brightly with Sean Hynes scoring after a Keelen Morris shot was saved and it fell nicely to Hynes. Ballygar soon responded with a flurry of points. A high ball into the Ballygar square was fielded by Morris and he bustled past a number of would be tacklers to blast to the net. Michael Lohan, who finished the day with 2-04, tapped over a couple of points to keep it delicately poised moving towards halftime. Ballygar continued to be dangerous after the break and should have had a couple of goals were it not for the excellent goalkeeping of Kyle Kelly. Our regular goalkeeper, Liam Egan, is recovering from a broken leg and we wish him well on his road to recovery. Oran’s Darragh O’Sullivan was proving a real handful for the Ballygar defence. Sean Trundle was keeping the engine room at midfield ticking over nicely. Defensively, we were outstanding throughout. Evan Croghan, Seamus Lynch and Michael Staunton were excellent. The full back line of Cian O’Brien, Diarmaid Treacy and Oisin Farrell were always first to the ball and made it difficult for the Ballygar forwards. Congratulations to Nathan Sweeny who scored his first goal for the school and to John Cunniffe who transferred to the school recently and made his debut in the blue and yellow. Much thanks to Ballygar for a good, clean highly competitive game. Man of the match on the day for us was Michael Lohan.
On the 5th of April, Ms. Tully’s English class travelled to the Hawk’s Well Theatre in Sligo to attend Cyclone Rep’s ‘The Merchant Session.’ It is a highly entertaining and informative performance whose main role is to help students gain a better understanding of Shakespeare’s ‘Merchant of Venice’ which they study as part of their Junior Cycle. The performance was one that kept the students highly engaged, interested and engrossed from start to finish. It also had us laughing throughout as it discussed the main themes, characters and relationships in a unique and light-hearted manner. A special mention must be given to Dylan Geraghty and Dean Conlon who bravely volunteered to go on stage and help with the performance, they did an outstanding job and represented their school excellently. The students thoroughly enjoyed their day out and it will aid them in their revision for their English Junior Certificate exam.
This week, on a lovely sunny Tuesday, fifteen second year students and their coach from Roscommon Community College took off to participate in a Volleyball tournament. The tournament was hosted by Elphin Community College at the community centre in Ballinagar. Other participants included Scoil Mhuire from Ballinasloe and Drumshambo Vocational School.
The tournament kicked off with Roscommon Community College playing Elphin Community College. It was a tightly fought battle with excellent performances from Tara Hegarty, Laura Leonard and Julia Makowska. The game finished 1 set all, with Roscommon just winning the match on points.
RCC played Ballinasloe in their 2nd game. Ballinasloe where a very experienced team and pushed Roscommon to deliver possibly their best performance. Ballinasloe narrowly won the 1st set by 3 points, and the 2nd set by a 6 point margin. Overall Roscommon put in an excellent performance given that they are novices in the sport. Lauryn Flathery, Gabriels Papuga and Rachael Tarmey put in a great shift for the team.
In their third game of the tournament, Roscommon Community College took on Drumshambo Vocational School. Tiredness came into the game with Roscommon dropping their guard and losing the first set by the narrowest of margins. At the half way mark they regrouped and refocused. A different Roscommon team came out for the second set which they won easily, giving Roscommon Community College a second victory of the day on total points scored. In this game noted performances were given by Maebh Hickey, Sophia Ivanenko and Roksana Ptak.
Well done to all the girls. A great spirit was maintained throughout the day. It is great to see the large number who train regularly and are so eager to see the sport develop within the school.
Students in Roscommon Community College took part in a wide variety of activities to celebrate and promote the Irish language during Seachtain na Gaeilge.
The activities began last Monday when the competition for Cainteoir na Seachtaine and Múinteoir na Seachtaine kicked off. Both the students and the Múinteoirí made a huge effort to use their cúpla focal in hope of earning the title of Cainteoir na Seachtaine 2016.
The first year students took part in a Céilí Mór and put on a fantastic display of Irish dance, song and traditional music. The second year students took part in a tráth na gceist which proved to be a close contest with Oisín Farrell, Nathan Mc Govern, Dean Cribbon and Ian Trautt coming out on top. Second year students also took part in comórtas na bpóstaer which was won by Adam Arnold for his take on the phrase ‘Ar mhuin na muice’.
The highlight of the week was the annual Transition Year trip to the Gaeltacht which is part of the Transition Year Gaeilge module in the school. The Transition Year students spent three days in Coláiste Acla where they took part in many activities such as surfing, wall climbing and team building activities all through Irish and great craic was had by all.
Junior Certificate Irish Orals
Congratulations to all of our students who recently undertook their Junior Cert. Irish oral exam which is worth 40% of the final result. Maith sibh go léir!
Winners of the 1st year Ceili Mor for Seachtain na Gaeilge with their Muinteoiri Gaeilge Mr. O Ceallaigh and Ms. Ni Dhuibhir.
Daniel Arnold and Adam Finnerty help with counting the votes for Cainteoir na Seachtaine agus Muinteoir na Seachtaine.
1st Year students enjoying the Ceili Mor for Seachtain na Gaeilge.
Transition Year students enjoying the surfing in Colaiste Acla on their trip to the Gaeltacht.
Congratulations to Henry Baek on winning the Easter Rising Centenary art competition. All second year art student produced wonderful creations. Well done to all involved.