Handball is traditionally very strong in Roscommon. Many of our students play handball and we also have several Connacht and All Ireland Champions attending our school.
Our handballers travelled to Moycullen last week to represent RCC in the Connaught School’s Championship.
In the first year girl’s competition we were represented by Carragh Kennedy, Ashling Treacy and Siobhan Treacy, with second year Shauna Clogher playing in the Junior Division. For the boys, Michael Egan and Gareth Delaney were out in action in the Intermediate Boy’s Doubles competition.
Unfortunately for Shauna and Carragh, it was not meant to be on the day and despite their best efforts, their opponents were too strong to overcome. For Ashling and Siobhan, their day was full of success. Beating the Éadaoin Nic Dhonncha and Skylyn Ní Mháille Breathnach from Coláiste Chroí Mhuire an Spidéal, 15-9, 15-6.
Michael Egan and Gareth Delaney also had success on the day. The boys faced Claregalway’s Darragh Jordan and Shane Lawless. The boys had a comprehensive win and now progress to the All-Ireland Semi-Final which takes place over the mid-term. We would like to congratulate all participants, you all preformed excellently on the day and never gave up. We would also like to wish Gareth and Michael the very best of luck in the All-Ireland Semi Final.
2nd March 2017
Congratulations to Carragh Kennedy, first year, and Shauna Clogher, second year, who were both crowned Connacht Handball Champions in the 40x20 Juvenile A finals recently.
Carragh faced Lucy Brennan from Mayo in the Girls U13 Singles Connacht final, where she had a tough encounter. The Mayo girl started off brilliantly, but Carragh never gave up and in the end was the comprehensive winner, winning both games 15-11, 15-9.
Shauna Clogher also demonstrated her great skills against Galway’s Aoife Nic Dhonnacha. While the first match was very tight, Shauna taking the first game 15-12, the same could not be said for the second as Shauna took control and defeated Aoife 15-3, making her the Girls U15 Singles Connacht Champion.
Shana will now progress to the All-Ireland Semi Final where she will face Kildare’s Abbey Tarrant.
Well done to both girls on such great success and the very best of luck to Shauna in the next stage of the championship.
16th February 2017
Well done to brothers Liam and Michael Egan, second and fifth year students, who reached the Colleges Intermediate Boys All Ireland Semi Final. The boys travelled to Kingscourt last Saturday where they faced Ciaran Cooney/Jamie Maher from Castlecomer Community School.
The RCC pair got off to a fantastic start, winning the first game with a comprehensive 15-6 finish. However, Cooney and Maher were not going to give up easily and took the second game 15-9 which led to a tie-breaker game. Unfortunately for RCC, despite their best efforts, the boys lost out on a score line of 15-12 in the final match. Hard luck to the boys but very well done on progressing so far in the competition.