8th April 2022

Our Learning for life class got great enjoyment using their sewing machines to make their Irish flags in time for the Roscommon Easter parades. We most certainly look forward to seeing what else the Learning for Life team will be putting together for the Roscommon Easter Parade, which will run from the 16th to the 17th of April.

 

 

 

 

1st April 2022

We would like to extend our best wishes to Liam Naughten, Orla Norris and Conor Morris (all from 3D) who will be completing the Cúrsa Ceannaireachta - youth leadership course in Coláiste UISCE, Béal an Mhuirthead over the Easter break. We are very proud of the fantastic leadership skills they have displayed, not only in Gaeilge but to every facet of school life.

 

 

1st April 2022

Are you familiar with our TY student’s STTS podcast? If not, we highly recommend you get on board with this appreciable project. Several Transition Year students have come up with an idea to not only promote sport in our school, but to also keep the community up to date on what has been happening. It did not take long for the podcast to become a success with students, parents and staff eager to listen into match reports, upcoming events and interviews involving both players and management.

The latest edition of our TYs Sports Podcast, Sent to The Stands, is available on wherever you get your podcast feeds. This week, reporters Elliot Grealy, Aoibhinn Murray and Chloe McNamara report on football, volleyball and hurling in the school. The brilliant reporting is brought together by the excellent presentation skills of Heather O'Sullivan. I think you will all agree that this is a brilliant and scintillating podcast to add to your playlists, keeping you up to date with all areas of sports action in the school.

1st April 2022

Our Ladies Cadet Volleyball team finally got their outing last Thursday March 24th, after their competition was postponed in January due to Covid. It was an early start for our Ladies who left for the Watershed Sports Complex in Kilkenny, where they were to compete against schools from all over the country.  

They began with the group stages of the competition where the girls faced Claremorris’ Mount Saint Michael and Dungarvan College. Up first, was Mayo. Our girls were nervous to start, and this could be seen on court as the girls struggled to commit to shots or communicate to one another.  After losing the first game 25-7, they knew they had to up their game if they wanted to make it further in the competition. Thankfully, they settled well in the second set, displaying their excellent serves and skillful volleys to close out the game 25-19.  

Up next was Waterford’s Dungarvan College. The team brought their confidence from their previous victory, starting the first set very strongly. However, after losing to Mayo, Waterford were not willing to give the game to the RCC ladies too easily. In the end, it was the Dungarvan Ladies who got the points, defeating Roscommon 25-23; 25-15.  

Despite their loss to the Munster side, the team still qualified for the next round of the competition. After a quick lunch break, the ladies faced Ard Scoil Mhuire, Ballinasloe. One match would determine the victor, so the pressure was on for both teams to get a good start. It was an even match from the moment the whistle blew with both teams producing great serves, matched with equally outstanding returns. It was clear that the Roscommon Ladies were improving with each game they played – they became more comfortable on the ball and their confidence grew with each successful shot. It was a nail-biting affair with each team only ever leading by two or three points at most. Thankfully, our girls kept their composure and saw out the Galway side on a tight score line of 25-23. With this successful win, our girls made their way into the All-Ireland Quarter Final where St Leo’s of Carlow awaited them. 

St Leo’s had an outstanding campaign so far in the competition, with this RCC were aware that it was going to take a strong performance to have any hope of progressing to the Semi Finals. Unfortunately, nerves appeared to get to the girls from early on. After some unfortunate shots from the Rossies and clever returns from the Galway girls, RCC found themselves 16-23 down. With Carlow only needing two points to secure the win, it was a big ask for our girls. This did not deter them, however, as they continued to fight for every point and give it everything they had. Impressively, they clawed their way back to only a one-point deficit. Despite their best efforts, it wasn’t to be for the RCC side and regrettably, they lost the game by the closest of margins – 23 points to 25. 

While the result was not as we had hoped, one cannot deny the huge improvements of the Ladies Cadet Volleyball Team at RCC. Against every opposing side, the team exhibited their true talents – filled with ace serves, spectacular digs and great teamwork. Very well done to all players involved who continued to train since October through the bitter cold and windy winter months. Thank you to Ms Tully, Ms Martyn and Ms Gunn for all their help with the volleyball this year. We look forward to following their journey next year and seeing where they end up.       

 

Team: 

Back-row (l-r): 

Nikole Keled Mendes Costa, Maria Eduarda Viana, Emily Mulhern, Klarah Borges, Vizma Bajuka and Aoibhinn Murray 

Front-row (l-r): 

Bridget Hoare, Ena Dupanovic, Daniela Berzkalna, Najla Alves Gonzaga, Deborah da Silva and Lyndsey Gibbons 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st April 2022

Class 3B have been busy with their ‘Budding Gardeners’ competition in association with Woodies in recent weeks. Challenge one started with students having to plant dahlia bulbs, leading to their second challenge for March which was to sow lettuce. Our budding gardeners were delighted to see the progress of their Dahlia bulbs and lettuce seeds. Furthermore, we were ecstatic to see that the group have successfully completed both challenges so far and are taking great care of their plants.

We were also very fortunate to receive a delivery of native Irish trees from Coillte to mark Tree Week 2022. These beautiful trees were planted around our school grounds. Additionally, some students took them home to increase biodiversity in their locality. It is important for us all to remember that trees help keep the air quality around us fresh by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen.

In addition, congratulations to Bailey, Cian and Aaron (3B) who won a weather station for our school following success with their GLOBE Air Quality research project. For their hard work, the boys have been invited to present their work at the GLOBE Conference in May. Well done boys, we are exceptionally proud of your success.

 

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