20th May 2022
Our Learning for Life students completed their beautiful mural. The inventive piece was put together over the past 6 weeks, it was completed during creative schools' week 2022. Well done to Roisin, Shaun, Robbie, Ava and Frank for their hard work and amazing contribution over the last number of weeks. Thanks to all the SNAs involved with helping, along with Mr. Li and Ms Gibbons from the Creative Schools team.
20th May 2022
Well done to all 1st, 2nd, and 5th year students who completed their summer assessments last week. Our students have worked exceptionally hard since the start of the year, and this has no doubt been noticed by their teachers. This can be a difficult week in school for some but will no doubt be very rewarding.
20th May 2022
Well done to first year student Alicia Nic An Bhaird (1C) who was awarded ‘Artists of the Fortnight’ at Roscommon Community College. Every two weeks art teachers Mr. Li and Ms. Gibbons nominate a student for this honour. Having a huge range of talented artists throughout RCC to choose from, our Art Department use this opportunity to showcase their students creative and proficient work.
13th May 2022
Well done to our first-year boys football team, who along with the Junior Boys were crowed Connacht champions last week. Both teams won out a very intense occasion in their Connacht D’ Championship finals. Congratulations to all involved in the panel and also to the management teams of Mr. Timmons, Mr. Martin, Mr. Devaney and Ms Fleming who worked tirelessly all year round with this groups. We have been very fortunate to see so much silverware come to Roscommon Community College their year.
RCC First Year Boys Football Connacht Champions
RCC Junior D' Boys Football Connacht Champions
13th May 2022
Comhghairdeas to Tomás Ó hUiginn in 5TH year who won first prize in the Connacht region of the aistritheoirí óga competition run by the European Union. Tomás had to translate an English document to Gaeilge and used all of his linguistic skills to achieve the top price. Tomás received his award from the Minister of State for Spórt, the Gaeltacht and Defence, Jack Chambers last week in the European Union office in Dublin. Maith tú a Thomáis agus do na múinteoirí Gaeilge I gColáiste Pobail Ros Comáin, táimid fíor-bhródúil asaibh!
‘It was a great honour and pleasure for me to take part in the competition and it meant a great deal to me to be awarded “The best translation (English to Irish) from Connacht”. I had no previous experience in translating English into Gaeilge but when I was informed about the competition I was immediately interested and felt I had to give it a go, for the sake of experience. My Múinteoir Gaeilge (Mr Ó Ceallaigh) and the school graciously facilitated me in taking part. I was given an hour to translate a piece of text from English to Gaeilge. The text itself, although somewhat short was quite challenging but manageable. It was riddled with idioms that don’t have an exact equivalent in Gaeilge and I had to work hard to make sure that the translation was natural and read as though it were written in Gaeilge. I relished the challenge, and it undoubtedly improved my understanding of the language. I believe the competition is hugely important in attracting young people towards translation, especially now as Gaeilge has full status within the EU, meaning that positions involving the Irish language in EU institutions’ language services will increase. I myself, am seriously considering translation as an occupation in the future, something I never would have considered, only for the Aistritheoirí Óga competition.’ - Tomás Ó hUiginn.
Comórtas Tráchtaireachta Gael Linn 2022
Comhghairdeas to Tomás Ó hUiginn who won the national ‘Tráchtaire Spóirt na Bliana’ competition run by Gael Linn in conjunction with TG4 in the senior category. Tomás had to produce a ten-minute commentary on the 2011 All Ireland Final between Dublin and Kerry ‘as Gaeilge’. This is a fantastic achieved for Tomás and Coláiste Pobail Ros Comáin and we are very proud of Tomás and his Múnteoir Gaeilge Jonathan Ó Ceallaigh for their hard work and dedication to the promotion of Gaeilge in our school. Tomás received his award in Croke Park last week from Gael Linn and TG4 and received a tour of the media area and commentary section in the Hogan stand. Tomás is hoping he won’t be the only Roscommon man walking the steps of the Hogan stand to accept an award this year. Watch out Willie Hegarty!
‘I really enjoyed taking part in this competition as it involved two things that I have a never-ending love for, GAA and Gaeilge. I was always inspired by the likes of Seán Bán Breathnach, who I will always hugely admire for his ability to paint a vivid picture of a game in minds of listeners, oftentimes making the game sound better than it actually is! I had managed to win the “Tráchtaire Spóirt na Bliana” competition ran by the ETBI last year, but this competition presented its own challenges. I had to record commentary over the last 10 minutes of a match, with the match I had chosen being the 2011 All Ireland Final between Dublin and Kerry. Seeing as those 10 minutes were so action-packed, I had little trouble in coming up with content, but the real test was in the dramatics and displaying passion and charisma in my voice. I had to be strict with myself when recording the piece as I did not want to enter a piece of commentary that I felt was not done to my full potential. I took delight in every minute of the process and although winning never really crossed my mind during it all, but the feeling of being awarded ‘Buaiteoir Sinsearach’, was simply undescribable, or as you might say in Irish, ní raibh léamh ná scríobh ná insint béil air.’ Well done again to Tomás Ó hUiginn and thank you to Mr. O’ Ceallaigh for all of his input and organisation to make this happen.
Tomás Ó hUiginn waving he award high at Croke Park
Well done to Tomás Ó hUiginn on receiving his award