Coláiste Phobal Roscré

Coláiste Phobal Roscré is holding its annual Golf Classic on Saturday 19th May 2012 in Roscrea Golf Club. Entry Fee for a team of 4 is 120 Euro.

Coláiste Phobal Roscré is holding its annual Golf Classic on Saturday 19th May 2012 in Roscrea Golf Club. Entry Fee for a team of 4 is 120 Euro.

There are superb prizes and your support would be greatly appreciated. Time sheets and any further information about this event may be obtained at (0505) 23939.

First Year Hurling

Roscrea first year hurling team played Causeway, Kerry on Friday 20th April in Croagh Limerick. Causeway started better and led at half time 1.10 to 1.03. Roscrea stepped up a gear in the second half and kept Causeway scoreless as they scored 2.01 to leave the score a draw at full time. This led to extra time and once again Causeway took advantage and built up a size-able lead. This proved too much for Roscrea to come back from and they eventually lost by 8 points at the end of extra time. Good games were had by Goalkeeper Bob Kenny, Full back Jamie O Meara, Wing back Thomas McCarthy, Centre back Eoin Whyte, Midfield Jason Gilmartin, Wing Forward Cathal Hogan, Centre Forward Liam Doran and Full forward Cian O Meara. Well done to all the panel and hopefully they will learn from the experience gained this year for the years to come.

Transition Year Woman Day 2

On the 25th of April, the female students of TY in Coláiste Phobal Roscré attended Woman Day 2 in NTLP Roscrea 2000. To start off the day the girls watched a role play on hoe we mix up communications in sexual relationships.

The guest speaker on the day was Billie from the Red Ribbon Project, who is a sexual health worker. She informed on and discussed sexual health in her own individual way. After a delicious lunch provided by Margaret and the canteen staff, the girls made and later discussed posters on body image and what makes a woman attractive. Thia awakened in the girls a sense of what qualities are important in a woman. The girls found each activity very enjoyable, yet informative and they are anticipating Woman Day 3 with great excitement. Thanks to Billie, Fr. Lorcan, Deirdre Cahir, Margaret and the staff in the canteen and all others involved.

(Written by Aine Bennett and Maeve Collier)

Coláiste Phobal Rugby

On Tuesday 24th April, the Coláiste Phobal Junior rugby team travelled to Cashel for the Giles Shield Munster final against Carrigaline Community School of Cork. Following their epic comeback to beat Hospital in their own backyard in Co. Limerick, confidence was high in the Roscrea camp to deliver a first rugby trophy for school. The team were aware that in the quarter and semi finals, a slow start from Coláiste Phobal had made their task at hand all the more difficult; there was no such issue here. Joe Moloney touched down under the posts within five minutes, converting his own try. However, this Carrigaline outfit meant business, and went over for two tries to quick succession. Just as quickly however, the Roscrea lads powered up the field to draw level again. By this stage, it was clear to everyone present at Cashel that they were witnessing a real school’s rugby classic. The strong winds played havoc with the back three of both teams, however take nothing away from the attacking prowess of both teams, which was of the highest quality. A further converted try for each team had the scores tied at 21 apiece at the half time whistle.

Some much needed water was taken on board at half time, as were a few tactical reassurances as Coláiste Phobal were now playing into the wind. Carrigaline scored a try which again was converted down the left flank. A lesser team would have dropped their heads at this stage, chasing a lead and playing into a strong lead. However, the character of these lads has been shown again and again, and Chris Moloney scored a scintillating individual try to tie the game once more. 28 – 28, and the breathing was starting to get sharper for both teams. As they have done all game and indeed all season, the Coláiste Phobal pack forced a penalty at scrum time, which Joe Moloney dutifully converted. Time was almost up, and Coláiste Phobal led 31-28. However, with the very last play of the game, the Carrigaline winger stole in at the corner for a try to leave the score 33-31. The referee blew the full time whistle, and Coláiste Phobal had come agonisingly close to their first Munster title. The lads were disappointed, but there can be no doubting their skill, talent and pride in their school throughout this campaign. They represented Coláiste Phobal superbly throughout, and no doubt this bunch of lads will regroup and come back stronger.

Coláiste Phobal Athletics

The County Track and Field Championships were held in Templemore on Wed. 25th April. 11 students from Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré took part in a range of activities, including the 100m sprint, the 800m race, the long jump and relay races. Despite the cold, wet, windy weather conditions, a large number of athletes from the county took part, especially in the minor and junior events.

In the Junior girls 100m , Anna Duane, Mary Teehan, Tara Mc Donnell and Gemma Woods all ran well in their respective heats. Anna Duane ran particularly well and finished 6th in the final. In the minor boys long jump, Sam Quealy finished 12th with a jump of 3.64m. Another 30cm and Sam would have finished among the medal winners. Ben Spencer also took part in this event and his best jump was 2.99m. Niamh Larkin was the highest ranked of our athletes in the minor girls long jump. Niamh finished in 9th place with a fine jump of 3.19m. Rachel Donovan was only 2 places behind her with a jump of 3.05m. Sara Earley, Rachel Gilmartin and Katie Ryan also jumped well in this event.

Both the minor and junior girls fielded relay teams, and though both teams ran well, they finished outside the top three places. Our thanks to all who organised the event and to all of our students who participated. Undeterred by the inclement weather, a good day was had by all!