Roscommon Community College

January 12, 2018

Welcome Back

Roscommon Community College extends a warm welcome back is extended to all staff and students. We hope that everyone has enjoyed some rest and relaxation and has been rejuvenated for the weeks ahead.
This term, as always, will be busy particularly for our third and sixth year students as they continue to develop project work in their various subject areas and prepare for the Mock Examinations that will be held the week after February mid-term break. We wish you all a very successful term.

Roscommon Community College  Girls Gallop to All-Ireland Volleyball Final!

Pictured above the Roscommon Community College, Cadette Volleyball team who will compete in the All Ireland Final next week.

There is great excitement in Roscommon Community College as our Cadette Girls Volleyball team have booked their place in the All-Ireland Final. The RCC girls travelled to the University of Limerick on Tuesday January 9th to play in the All-Ireland Semi Finals and ran out deserving winners of their group. Placed in a tough group they faced schools from Killarney, Kilkenny and Dublin.

First up RCC played a strong St. Brigid’s Secondary School, Killarney. The RCC girls started off well and some sharp serving saw them win the first set 25-16. Brigid’s fought back however when nerves began to show in the second set, the Killarney school taking the set on a score line of 25-13. A deciding third set was needed and it couldn’t have been closer ending 15-13 in favour of a determined RCC.

Next up the RCC girls took on Kilkenny’s Grennan College. RCC exhibited exceptional communication and won the first set on a narrow margin of 25-21. The Kilkenny school displayed some very good team work and pulled away in the second set 25-15. Again nothing came easy with both schools having to battle it out in the final set. This time the RCC girls dug deep and won the last set convincingly on a score line of 15-8.

With two wins under their belt the Roscommon girls were just one step away from reaching an All-Ireland final. In the final game their opposition was Dublin side, Mercy College. The girls knew what they had to do, with some great teamwork and defence they got off to a blistering start winning the first set 25-7. Mercy fought back in the second set, a much closer contest. To their credit RCC stepped up their game when they needed to and clinched victory of both the second set and game finishing 25-21.

The RCC girls deserve huge recognition for their dedication throughout the year and it is through their hard work and sheer determination that they are now one of the top two teams in Ireland. It will be an all Rossie affair as they face The Convent of Mercy, Roscommon as their opposition. The All- Ireland final will take place on Thursday January 18th in UCD. We wish the RCC girls the very best of luck. Bring home the cup girls, you can do it!

Credit Union Art Competition

Pictured above is first year student, Shane Earley receiving his certificate for 1st place in Roscommon Credit Union Art Competition.

Congratulations are extended to our 1st year student Shane Earley who won first place in Roscommon Credit Union Art Competition and also first place at Chapter Regional Competition in Athlone recently. Shane’s artwork has now been submitted for adjudication in the Credit Union All – Ireland Special Art Competition. Best of luck Shane.

Bank of Ireland Stay Safe Online Talk

This week our first and second year students engaged in a very informative talk on internet safety. This talk, sponsored by the Bank of Ireland, promoted an awareness of the potential dangers which social media sites can pose along with providing a guide as to how to act responsibly on social media sites. Students were advised to be mindful of their digital footprint, and the impact of social media sites on their future prospects or reputation. Overall, a very informative and worthwhile activity for all students involved.

Jamming Session

Pictured are the Jamming Group starting back their lunchtime session.

This week saw the return of the ever so popular Jamming Session that takes place at lunchtime each Wednesday in the music room. All are welcome to join and get involved.

Adult Evening Classes

Adult Evening Classes for Spring 2018 commence in Roscommon Community College on Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st of January. The classes are:

1.   Computer Applications and Social Media
2.   Conversational Irish
3.   Art
4.   Guitar
5.   Flower Arranging
6.   Set Dancing

Classes will begin at 8pm. A full list of classes and information will be advertised in the local press.


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