30th November 2017

Congratulations to the Junior Rugby team who are Connacht Emerging Schools Junior Rugby Champions. 

Ben Finnerty, Captain of the Junior Rugby Team receiving the Cup 

 

30th November 2017

A number of TY students attended the Roddy Doyle creative writing workshop “Fighting Words” in Dublin recently. The workshop helps students to develop their writing skills, and to explore their love of writing.                                                                                                   

The students began the two hour workshop working together to create the basis of a story. Two students, Anne Maire Croghan and Sean Egan, bravely took to the stage and created dialogue for their story. The rest of the students then created characters and a background story.

In the second half of the workshop the students then split into teams of three to complete the rest of their story, trying to be creative and imaginative as they could. To conclude the workshop, various students, read out their completed works to the rest of the class which were very impressive, original and descriptive.

 

The students were very engaged and involved from the start and exhibited great creative writing skills and originality.  The students will now continue to develop these short stories back in the classroom and we look forward to the finished products.

 

 

30th November 2017

Our Cadet Volleyball team advance to the All-Ireland Semis! November 22nd saw our girls travel to Scoil Mhuire Strokestown in a bid to secure their place in the All Ireland Semis! In a pool of four RCC had to top their group to advance in the competition.

First up the girls took on local team and hosts Scoil Mhuire. Both teams know each other well from previous outings and this really was a cracker of a game with nothing between the teams! Nerves had a part to play it took RCC time to settle and Strokestown got off to the better start clinching the first set 25-23. The RCC girls worked hard in the second set focusing on setting up and executing some great serves. Again this set finished with the narrowest of margins 26-28 to RCC. With the sides level the game was pushed to a third set decider. RCC started strong and held onto victory with a finishing score of 15-12!

With one win under their belt RCC got the start they wanted. Next up was Drunshanbo Vocational School, lots of team work and communication helped RCC to win the first set 25-20. Drunshanbo fought back with a much closer second set however RCC held their nerve and pulled away with a 26-24 win. With a second win for the girls just one more victory would ensure they topped their group.

Our last opposition came all the way from Ballinrobe C. S, Strokestown had beaten Ballinrobe earlier in the day which meant this was a must win for the girls. RCC hit the ground running with some great communication and won the first set convincingly 25-9. Ballinrobe stepped up a gear and built a lead at the beginning of the second set RCC left it too late to close the lead and this set ended 25-22 in favour of Ballinrobe C.S.  It was a case of déjà vu for RCC with a third set needed to declare a winner. Again point for point was exchanged both sides making mistakes which proved costly but also some super displays of volleyball skills. In the end the girls from RCC showed great determination and composure to become deserving winners. Undefeated winners of their group, the girls now progress to the All-Ireland Semis, a venue and date yet to be confirmed. Best of luck girls!  

 

 

 

30th November 2017

Roscommon Community College kicked off their senior hurling season against Roscommon CBS Tuesday afternoon in Tremane. Roscommon CBS started the better, opening up an early three point lead after ten minutes aided by a strong breeze. The Roscommon CC defence began to acclimatise to the strong wind with Jack Donnelly, Paddy Kenny and Oisin Campbell leading from the front.

Roscommon CBS were guilty of missing some easy scoring chances during the first half which would have gave them some comfort going in at the break. However, it was Roscommon Community College that finished the stronger, scoring two points in a row late in the half to send the sides in level at half time. Throughout the first half, Roscommon Community College battled hard against the elements with Liam and Michael Egan, Trevor Fallon, John Cunniffe and Dara Finneran all impressing for the RCC side.

Roscommon Community College exploded out of the traps in the second half with points from Michael Egan (free) and John Cunniffe (from play) giving them an early two point lead in the second half. Roscommon CBS defended well but couldn’t withstand the persistent Roscommon Community College onslaught. Goals from Tom Fallon and Trevor Fallon gave Roscommon Community College an eight point lead with ten minutes gone in the second half.

It was from this point on that the tide began to turn. Roscommon CBS pointed two in a row from play, followed by a well taken goal after a great initial save from Adam Donnelly. The eight point lead which Roscommon Community College had built up was further cut with two frees and an excellent score from the Roscommon CBS centre back. After fifty-five minutes, Roscommon CBS had turned an eight point deficit into a two point lead. The Community College fought back valiantly leaving only one between the sides with two minutes to go. Unfortunately, they could not get that important levelling score after applying some intense pressure in the dying minutes.

 

Roscommon Community College had some excellent performances all over the pitch with Paddy Kenny, Jack Donnelly and Oisin Campbell impressing in defence. Michael Egan worked was a constant scoring threat in midfield with Liam Egan, Trevor Fallon and John Cunniffe performing well up front. 

 

30th November 2017

Last week our U14 girl’s football team played Castlerea in the last round robin game. RCC provided an outstanding performance with some excellent teamwork on show. The first score for RCC came after four minutes when a shot from Kirsten Cronin was blocked but the rebound was finished to the back of the net by Siafra Finneran. This was shortly followed by another goal from Kirsten Cronin who received the ball from a powerful run from Caitlin Connolly. Further goals were added by Carragh Kennedy and Siafra Finneran before half time to leave the scoreline 4:1 to 1:3 to RCC.

 

Aisling Treacy started the second half with a fine point from 30 meters out. RCC’s forward line were on fire but it cannot go without mentioning the super work rate by all of the backs. They turned over a large amount of ball which lead to the start of every attack for the team. Castlerea finished of the game with a goal to leave the score line 5:4 to 2:3 to RCC. The referee’s player of the match went to Kirsten Cronin. This was the team’s last game for 2017. Well done to all girls on an outstanding team performance. 

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