On Thursday the 16th of May RCC had a terrific sports day which was action packed full of different activities and events. The sports day was split between the pitch at RCC and the Roscommon Community Sports Park in Lisnamult. In the morning from 9am-11am the Junior years got to enjoy track events, tyre rolling, tug of war, shot putt and basketball shootout just to name a few on the RCC pitch. Meanwhile the senior years got to enjoy 5-aside soccer, welly throwing, penalty shootout and rounders just to name a few in the Roscommon Community Sports Park in Lisnamult. After small break the senior and junior years swapped to ensure each year got a go at each activity. After lunch it was time for the Matthew O’Brien Memorial Cup which is a football match between the 5th and 6th years and is named after former student Matthew O’Brien who sadly passed away last year. This match is in its second year of running but has already got a competitive reputation with the teachers in particular being more competitive than the students! Mr Devaney was over the 6th years this year while Mr Moran and Mr Hounat were over the 5th Years. This year the throw in for the match was delayed to the antics of the managers as one team’s set of boots went missing during the lunch break! Thankfully the stand in referee for the day Mr Martin was able to locate the boots and the game began. The match was a tight affair, and the suspense was only added to by the wonderful and witty commentary on the day by match commentator Willie Hegarty. The sixth years pulled away at the end of the second half to claim the Matthew O’Brien Memorial Cup on a scoreline of 4-09 to 1-14. The 5th years will no doubt look to avenge their defeat next year. A big thank you to Mr Timmons who organised a fantastic day in which students and staff thoroughly enjoyed.