21st September 2017

Many congratulations are extended from all at Roscommon Community College to Conor Devaney who has been nominated for the 2017 Gaelic Football All-Star team. Conor has been teaching in our school for the past three years and has become an integral part of the staff body. He has committed a huge amount of time to the coaching and training of teams in the school and we are delighted that his efforts throughout the year have been nationally recognised. 

 

 

21st September 2017

Students are advised that lists for all music clubs have been posted on the music noticeboard, which is located outside the music room (G21). Extra-curricular activities in music include Ukulele, Recorder, Singing and Traditional Irish Group. This year sees a return of the hugely successful 'Jamming Session', where students come together with other singers and musicians to perform popular pieces. Information has also been posted in relation to this year's Carol Service- due to take place in the Abbey Hotel on Dec 6th.

 

 

21st September 2017

RCC’s opening game of the season ended in victory for the home side in what was a cracker against a strong Colaiste Mhuire Ballygar outfit. Ballygar started very well, scoring two goals and had a 9 point lead early in the first half.  Their forwards were working very well together and RCC seemed to have no answer to the onslaught.

The second half played out entirely differently. RCC took charge of the game by gaining huge amounts of possession from the Ballygar kick out. This helped launch numerous attacks that resulted in a couple of goals early on in the half. They were back in the game and the contest turned into a thriller. Deep into stoppage time the sides were level when substitute Kevin Trautt found himself in some space at a very acute angle. He had the confidence to go for the score and it split the posts to secure victory with a nerveless shot. Well done lads on a great win and well done Ballygar on what was a very sporting and competitive contest. 

 

 

21st September 2017

Roscommon Community College opened their account in the Connacht Junior Emerging School’s League in a comprehensive fashion with a well-deserved victory over Clarin College Athenry on Wednesday, September 20 in Creggs. Playing with the aid of a breeze, RCC went ahead after ten minutes with a well taken try by out half Ben Finnerty which was converted by Eoghan Farrell for a 7-0 lead. From the restart, wing Kyle Kelly was sent clear and made it to the left corner for a try which Farrell failed to convert. Farrell made amends soon after when he slotted over a penalty for a 15-0 lead and RCC seemed in total control.

Clarin raised their game and from a series of penalties scored a well taken try in the corner which was not converted leaving the score 15-5. Immediately from the restart a scrum under the Clarin posts saw number eight Ciaran Corcoran power over for a try which was converted by Farrell to leave the score 22-5 in favour of RCC.

On the resumption, RCC continued to dominate both possession and field position but a series of handling errors put paid to increasing their lead. Eventually the pressure told and second row forward Adam Donnelly barged his way over for a well-deserved try.  Clarin did manage some territory at this stage and only had a penalty to show for their efforts which narrowed the gap to 27-8 at the game entered the final minutes. Fittingly, the last RCC try was scored in the final minute by out half and captain Ben Finnerty. The final score was 32-8 in favour of RCC and they move on to play Athlone Community College in their next match.

RCC: Dara Finneran, Mark Dwyer, Tiernan O’Sullivan, Brandon Kilcommins, Kyle Kelly, Ben Finnerty, Eoghan Farrell, Ciaran Corcoran, Liam Egan, Darragh Kiernan, Adam Donnelly, Matthew Ryan, Nathan Sweeny, Keelan Murray and Darragh O’ Sullivan.

 

Subs used: Feidhlim O’Sullivan for Mark Dwyer, Josh Stratford for Kyle Kelly and Luke Gregory for Eoghan Farrell.

21st September 2017

As part of our historical studies at Junior Certificate on the Irish Famine, we travelled to Strokestown House. This was a hugely beneficial trip to all students and it greatly helped in their understanding of this traumatic period in our nation’s history. We first toured the magnificent gardens and then we took in a tour of the House and the famine museum. Much thanks to Aidan, our very informative tour guide.

 

 

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