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Munster interprovincial camogie  Honours for Colaiste Phobal Ros Cre
The management and staff of Colaiste Phobal Ros Cre would like to say a big congratulations to the following 3 students on their selection to the Munster Interprovincial Camogie Team of 2014.
Kelly Sammon ( Shinrone)
Christine Cleary ( Shinrone)
Maeve Collier ( Camross )
 The girls are worthy of selection and are ambassadors for Camogie with their respective clubs and school. We in Colaiste Phobal are extremely proud of our students. Well done girls.
Roscrea People of the Year Awards
Last Tuesday evening, the Roscrea People of the Year awards were held in Abbey Hall Roscrea.
Our senior All-Ireland winning camogie team of 2013 were awarded this great Honour. Team captain Ms Clodagh Shanahan ( Shinrone) accepted the award on behalf of the team. Clodagh expressed her thanks and gratitude to the people of Roscrea for the award and to the camogie management/ players of Colaiste Phobal Ros Cre. Our current senior captain, Ms Aine Larkin  ( Naomh Brid) brought up the Munster intermediate A league cup and spoke of the senior team's recent Munster final victory over the Ursuline convent, Thurles.
It was a great honour for the camogie players and management of Colaiste Phobal Roscrea to accept this award. We would like to express our sincere thanks to Mr George Cunningham, the Roscrea People of the Year Awards committee and all who helped to make this night a success. Sincere congratulations to all the award winners on the night.

Transition Year Young Scientist visit

On Friday10th January, the transition year students of Coláiste Phobal, Roscrea travelled to the BT Young Scientist and Technology exhibition in the RDS Dublin. We left the school at 9.00am and arrived in the RDS at 11.00am.
First of all when we arrived we watched a show of Titan the robot. Titan was about 10 feet tall and moved around the hall singing songs, making jokes, spraying water and blowing up balloons. It was very funny and a great start to the day.
We then went to the main hall and walked around the exhibition stands. There were roughly 500 displays at the show from schools all over the country covering all sorts of different topics. We were very inspired by them.

There was also a junior section with some primary school displays which were very interesting. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would like to thank Mr. Flynn, Ms. Corcoran and Ms Larkin for taking their time out to take us to the show.
(Kathleen Higgins & Michelle Shanahan)


Coláiste Phobal Roscré Prefects 2012-2013

Every year Coláiste Phobal elects its prefect group. this group of students represent the school at various events during the school year and ably assist during parent teacher meetings also. the group are Megan King (Head girl), Katie Coonan, Kate Doyle, Nicloe Drought, Janet Lewis, Máiread Moloney, Lorna Rigney, Sam Conlon (Head Boy), Michael Campion, Niall Cleary, Brian Larkin, Cathal Morrissey, Conor Sheedy and Peter Wright. We congratulate this prefect group and wish them well for the year.

(L to R) Back row- Mr.G.O'Brien, Peter Wright, Conor Sheedy, Cathal Morrissey, Niall Cleary, Nicole Drought, Michael Campion and Sam Conlon.

Front row- Lorna Rigney, Máiread Moloney, Janet Lewis, Kate Doyle, Katie Coonan and Megan King.

Coláiste Phobal Musical

Transition Year Musical

Oliver the musical played to packed houses, three nights running, and to well deserved rapturous applause. And why not! Powerful leads, colour and chorus. Unforgettable numbers and great drama. All the ingredients for what proved to be a truly enjoyable show. Bill Sikes, that nasty bully, certainly got his come-uppance. (Good shot Mark). Well done Dodger for holding that perfect cockney accent. Fagin reviewed the situation, Nancy's solo, as long as he needs me brought the not a dry eye in the house down and as for pompous Mr. Bumble, you certainly met your match in Widow Corney. Oliver asked for more and got more than he bargained for. So did Mr. Sowerberry! The rapid professional scene changes were a credit to the stage team. The Art department drew us into 19th century England. Great musical direction, splendid choreography, but above all the voices and talents of our Transition Years, a whole school effort and it paid off.
Coláiste Phobal Roscré Senior Camogie

On Monday December 3rd, Coláiste Phobal took on the power of Midelton in the Senior C Championship quarter final. This encounter was do or die..... the losing team being knocked out of the Senior Championship. Midleton had been hotly tipped to progress in this competition with Coláiste Phobal going in as underdogs. The match was played in Mitchelstown in ideal conditions for this time of the year. The opening half saw both sides hustling for the ball. It was nip and tuck with nothing between the two sides. However, Mairead Teehan opened the scoring for Coláiste Phobal. Upon the interval, Midleton had put huge pressure on our defense but we prevailed and held the narrowest of leads at half time. The first ten minutes of the second half once again saw Midleton going through a purple patch. Yet again, Coláiste Phobal remained steadfast and strong. However, a superb Kelly Sammon goal and further points from Christine Cleary and Mairead Teehan ensured a hard-fought for Coláiste Phobal. Final score: Coláiste Phobal Roscre 3-5, Midleton 2-6. This victory now puts us in a semi final clash vs. Millstreet on December 17th. Well done to all the girls on a fine performance. Onwards and upwards! Panel Clodagh Shanahan, Ciara Murphy, Stephanie Kenny, Maeve Collier, Carly Wright, Christine Cleary, Kelly Sammon, Casey McEvoy, Aine Larkin, Mairead Teehan, Amy Ryan, Niki Murphy, Mags Cleary, Michelle Sammon, Grace Toohey, Courtney Lally, Megan Flynn, Anna Duane, Mary Teehan, Aoibhe Ward, Sophie Kerins, Maeve Gleeson, Sara Earley, Katie Bourke, Alanna McHugh, Emma O'Rielly, Katie Ryan, Niamh Larkin, Grainne McNicholas, Amy Doughan, Orla Murray, Rachel Donovan, Laura Spencer and Laura Cleary.
Colaiste Phobal Hurling

Senior Hurlers Progress in Munster

After a first round win over Kanturk in late September our Senior Hurlers after a lengthy break, got back into action in eat conditiongiven the time of yearCharleville on Wednesday last when they took on a Coachford side who had recently accounted for Causeway. Played in ideal conditions and the pitch in great condition given the time of year and recent weather both teams looked rusty early on with Roscrea having the better of the early exchanges but this wasn't reflected on the scoreboard due to poor shooting and shot choices. After ten minutes both teams were locked at two points each. The first half was fairly even with both teams finding scores hard to come by with a Sam Conlon goal giving Roscrea a two point advantage at half time on a score of 1-5 to 0-6. Roscrea started the 2nd half with a bit more urgency and began to get the upperhand in the middle third area, and the scores began to flow with a good string of points from Conoe Sheedy and Sam Conlon. Cian Rigney won alot of ball when introduced as did J.P. Cleary and both players chipped in with valuable points. Roscrea dominated the second half and a second goal from Sam Conlon finished the game as a contest and Roscrea ran out easy winners on a scoreline of 2-17 to 0-9. This was a good second half performance but a big improvement in the overall hurling will be needed if Roscrea are to reach the Munster final. Panel: Enda Moloney, Joe Moloney, Jamie Ryan, Cian Rigney, Evan Fitzpatrick, Eoin Fitzpatrick, Daryl Ryan, Riley Collins, Lee Cashin, Michael Campion, Sam Conlon, Conor Sheedy, Shane Sampson, JP Cleary, Ciaran Cleary, Adrian Cleary, Daniel Doughan, Daniel Delaney, Craig Delaney, Ciaran Collier, Des Daly, Jamie Dooley, Wavereuxyne McCartney, Tomas Duane, Pat Devereux, Anthony Devereux, Liam Carroll, Sean Fogarty, Brian Larkin and David Murray.

(L to R)
Coláiste Phobal's 'Nancy' (Grace Toohey), 'Artful Dodger' (Fergal Flanagan) and 'Bill' (Luke Spencer) in fortcoming production of 'Oliver'.

First Year Hurling

First year hurlers won the Tipperary Hurling Blitz on Tuesday 23rd October which was played in Templetouhy. Coláiste played Cashel in the first game beating them 1.4 to 0.0. We then played Our Lady’s Templemore and again won on a scoreline of 5.8 to 1.2. Both Abbey CBS, Tipperary Town and Roscrea had qualified for the final so it was agreed to play a friendly game to give all players on the panels a game as a curtain raiser to the final. In the Final Coláiste got the better start and led 2.2 to 0.1 at half time. Abbey came back strong in the second half and very nearly got the better of Coláiste coming near the end of the game. However Roscrea held on for a merited victory  2.3 to 2.2 over the course of all matches. There were good performances on the day by J.J. Kirwan, Gearoid Murphy, Joe Fogarty, Liam Seacy and Captain William Abbott, who thanked the county board, all the teams involved, mentors and gave 3 cheers to a spirited Abbey CBS team. The Full panel on the day included: William Abbott, Joe Ahern, Eoghan Bergin, Jack Bourke, Jamie Byrne, Stephen Carey, Paul Costello, Stephen Doheny, Darragh Doyle, Graham Fahy, Mark Fanning, Dillon Fitzgerald, Cian Fletcher, Joseph Fogarty,Eoghan Fox, Darragh Heffernan, David Jones, J.J. Kirwan, Aaron Loughnane, Neil Maher, Kian Morris, Gearoid Murphy, Evan O Donoghue, Cillian Ryan, Daniel Ryan, Fionn Ryan, Gearoid Sampson, Liam Seacy, David Smith O Brien, Roddy Teehan, Aaron Thompson, Ruairí Murphy, Gary Shepard, James Roe and Eoghan Bergin who played well throughout  all the matches. Well done to all the panel and preparation will start for the Munster Championship closer to Christmas.


Excellent Results at ColáistePhobal

Principal Gerard O'Brien expressedhis satisfaction at the performance of Coláiste Phobal students in this yearsLeaving Cert. He said that A grades had been achieved right across thecurriculum with a number of pupils achieving over 500 points. Mr. O 'Brien congratulated all of the pupils and said he was delighted with thesuccess of Project Maths. As one of the 24 pilot schools, ColáistePhobal teachers have played a leading role in the development of the newsyllabus. He believes the syllabus is working by making maths more meaningfuland useful to learners. The students better appreciate the problem solvingcapabilities of the concepts which gives them more incentive to achieve at thesubject. Mr. O'Brien said he is not surprised that more students are opting forthe higher level paper and that the results are better as the students are nowmore interested in the subject. David Mc Auliffe achieved six A's making him the school's highest achiever.

Mr G.O'Brien congratulating DavidMcAuliffe on his Leaving Cert results of six A's

Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré Golf Classic

A sincere thank you to all our patrons who supported the Schools Annual Golf Classic which was held last Saturday, 19th May in Roscrea Golf Club.   We are deeply grateful to everyone who played and hope they enjoyed their day.     We extend gratitude to our generous Main Sponsors, Tee Box Sponsorship and all the parents who contributed and of course to Roscrea Golf Club for hosting the event.  The results are as follows:
1st Place:   99 Points – Michael Rosney, Brendan Monaghan, Brendan Dwane, Diarmuid Loughnane
2nd Place:  97 Points –  Billy Conlon, Ger Flannery, John Haugh, Pat McNamara
3rd Place:   94 Points – Sheila Brennan, Martin Hanrahan, Tony McKenna, Liam Heffernan
4th Place:   94 Points –  Damien Quinn, Seamus Kennedy, Denis Conroy, Sean Ryan
Best Back Nine: 48 Points – Aidan Shanahan, Matt Feenane, Michael Ryan, Flan Lyons
Nearest the Pin – 4th  Aidan Moloney
Nearest the Pin – 11th Mark Rowland
Nearest the Pin – 17th Sheila Brennan
Raffle Prizewinner – Joseph Treacy, Carrig Hill, Roscrea
Confined Draw for Parents Prizewinner – Eamon & Bridget Toohey, Loughawn, Dunkerrin, Birr.

Colaiste Phobal Awards Ceremony

Our School Awards is a whole school event where we have anopportunity to honour our students in front of their peers and teachers.Thefollowing are the award recipients.

Home Economics Senior Award -Ciara Murphy, Junioraward- Mairéad Williams

Geography Senior Award-MiriamCrampton, JuniorAward- Paul Scully

Chemistry Senior Award-David McAuliffe,

D.C.G Award-Paulina Zurakowska

Art Senior Award-Nikita Oakley and Deirdre de Feu, Certificates of Merit- ClodaghO'Reilly,Brigitta Kirsteine, Katrina Crampton, Junior Award

 Paula Quinlan, Certificates of Merit-Daniel Tynan, Jack Delaney, Aoife Bulfin, Jim Collison, Sean McHugh

History Senior Award-Niall Minnock, JuniorAward-Mark Bergin

German Senior Award-CharlotteRoe, JuniorAward-Alison Delaney-Fletcher

English Senior Award-Tara Dwyer, JuniorAward-Niall Devitt

French Senior Award-DavidMcAuliffe, JuniorAward-Rachel Kirwan, Certificates of Merit-Aoife Bulfin, Jake Blakehurst, Sophie Delaney, Emma Murray, Thomas Deegan, ÁineCorbett, Lauren Dalton, Megan Keeshan,Áine Malone, Lorna McLoughlin, KhusbhuSantu, Róisín Scully, Michelle Shanahan.

Irish Senior Award-David McAuliffe, JuniorAward-Rachel Kirwan.

Maths Junior Award-Fergal Flanagan.

Physics Award- ShaneDavis.

Biology Award-MaeveWilliams.

Junior Science Award-DaireMurray.

Accounting Award-NiamhRyan.

Ag. Science Award-DavidConroy.

Business Senior Award-Niall Minnock, JuniorAward- Niall Devitt, Certificates of Merit-JackDoherty, Brian Davis, Mark Bergin, David Kenny, Paula Quinlan.

Music Senior Award-EmmaConroy, JuniorAward- Eoin Hobbs, Certificates of Merit-Fergal Flanagan, Máiréad Teehan, Declan Cleary.

Materials Technology Award-Jack Delaney.

Construction Studies Award-Colin Hasset.

MetalWork Award-Patrick Quinlan.

Engineering Award-Brendan Quinlan.

International Students-Ieva Staponkute, Certificates of Merit- Khushbu Santu, Tehmina Sadiq.

L.C.V.P Award-Paulina Zurakowska

School Prefects Award-Maeve Williams, Miriam Crampton,Rachel Hogan, Mary Ellen Hutchinson, AmandaMcQuaid, Nikita Oakley, Niamh Ryan, Luke Bevans, Brian Brussells, DarraghConnolly, Keith Doheny, Eithan Flynn, Mark Teehan, Shane Wall.

Student Council Award-Cathal Nash, Niamh Larkin, Tom Aherne, Róisín Scully, Declan Cleary, LisaCostello, Cian Rigney, Ursula Breen, Michael Campion, Megan King, BrianBrussells, Nikita Oakley and Shannon Brennan.

Anti-Bullying Poster Award-1ST Year: 1st Prize Saqlain Sadiq, 2nd Prize Ieva Staponkute, 2ND Year: 1stPrize Khushbu Santu, Emma Murray.

V.E.C. Awards Recipients-Paulina Zurakowska, Janet lewis, Eva Quinlan, Chloe Kirwan, Emma Conroy, ErinDoyle, Darragh Connolly, Jamie Carroll, Andrew Cullen, Darragh Tomlinson, TonyO'Connor, John McCabe, Kalen McNamara.

Camogie Player of the Year-Mairead Teehan.

Camogie Senior Award-AoifeMaloney, CamogieJunior Award-Stephanie Kenny.

RugbySenior Award-Steven Simmons, Junior Award-Joseph Maloney.

Hurling Junior Award-Jamie O'Meara

Badminton Player of the Year-AndrewCullen

LCA Student Of the Year- ShannonBrennan

Silver Gaisce Awards -Leanne Reid, Amanda McQuaid, Megan McHugh, Denise Maher, Luke Bevans, DylanMortimer, Mark Teehan.

Rang Súir 2nd Year Action Project

Uganda MissionFund

On Tuesday15th May 2012, our class Rang Súir had our C.S.P.E. Action Project on theUganda Mission Fund. We held the event in Room 19 with our teacher Mr. Dwanwhere Fr. Lorcan was telling us about his experiences when he went to Uganda.

Fr.Lorcan prepared a slide-show for us with amazing pictures of the mission in Ugandaand what type of work is done out there for families. Fr. Lorcan had a storyfor every picture on the slide-show. At the end of the slide-show. We hadprepared some questions to ask Fr. Lorcan, some of which included what theweather is like over in Ugandaand what he thought the best thing about the Uganda mission fund was. Hisanswers were that the weathr was very hot and how children have to walk 5kmevery day to get water in that intense heat. He said that the best thing aboutthe mission was how he was able to make new friends and give hope to the Ugandapeople. At the end of the talk, Fr. Lorcan was presented with a cheque foreighty euro collecte from the class members. (Written by Cian Cordial).

Transition Year Trip to Killarney National Park(GaisceAward)

The Transition Year Students from ColáistePhobal set off on Wednesday 18th April 2012. There were high teamspirits and everyone was in great humour. We were about to set ourselves agroup challenge that eventually paid off as we will all be presentedwith Gaisce Presidents Awards on the night of our Presentation nighton Thursday 25th May. A major amount of courage, determination and hardwork went into this very enjoyable two day hike in Killarney National Park.The beautiful images throughout the park like Red Deer and a Torc Waterfall made it allworth while. Finally a thank you to all who supported us, helped us and gave usfriendly advice. It was truly a great experience. (Written by Tara Dwyer).

Transition Year Woman Day 3

On Tuesday 15th May the TY girls had their third and final WomanDay in Roscrea 2000. We started off the day by watching a clip showing a bravewoman and we were asked to write down our own best qualities which we founda hard task. After our break of tea and muffins we were visited by LisaMagragh who works with an organisation called 'Belong Too' which deals with thestruggle of LGBT(Lesbian,Gay,Bisexual and Transgender) People between the agesof 14-23. We were encouraged to make a positive social change in our communityand found this workshop very beneficial. After a delicious lunch we listened toJessie J's song 'Who you are' and realised its ok not to be perfect all of thetime. We finished with an exercise where each of us was blindfolded while therest of the group said something nice about us. We were sent home with a WomanPack containing information about all we had learned and more. We would like tothank Fr. Lorcan and Donna for organising this day for us and also a huge thankyou to the kitchen staff who supplied a lovely lunch for everyone. (Written byKaya Quinlan and Rachel Horan).

First Year Tour

On Monday 14th May Coláiste Phobal 1st Years set off to ClaraLara Funpark in Co.Wicklow. We were accompanied by our teachers Ms.McMahon,Ms.Hynes(Year Head), Mr.Williams and Fr. Lorcan Kenny. After two hours on thebus we arrived at Clara Lara. Some of us went canoeing, others went playingmini-golf. There was also rope swinging which was a great challenge. Manyof us enjoyed the go-karting but our favourite of all was the water slide,which was very steep but alot of fun. There was a restaurant and a shop wheremost of us got our lunch. At the end of the day we were soaking wet but had achange of clothes. We very tired but very happy that we had such a greatday at Clara Lara. (Written by Daniel Coonan and Rachel Donovan 1st Years).

PLC Programme for September in Coláiste PhobalRoscré

TheCollege is now enrolling for its PLC courses for September.  The Collegeoffers courses in:

·        Business Admin. with Technology (FETAC Level 5)

·        Advanced Admin. with Human Resources (FETAC Level 6)

·        Nursing Studies (FETAC Level 5)

·        Healthcare Support (newfor September 2012 - FETAC Level 5)

·        Early Childhood Care and Education (FETAC Level 5)

·        Criminology and Social Studies (FETAC Level 5)

Backto Education, VTOS or Further Education Grants may apply. For further enquiriesor copies of the PLC brochure, please contact the College at (0505) 23939,email roscrea@cpr.ie or visit ourCollege website www.cpr.ie.    


U 15 Tipperary Badminton League winners (l to r) Andrew Cullen, Darragh Tomilson, Mr. F. Williams, Stephen Tierney, Paddy Quinlan

U19 Tipperary Badminton League runners up (l to r) Luke Bevans, John Mc Cabe, Mr. F. Williams, Tony O'Connor, Paul Crampton.
Senior Camogie

Our Senior Girls took on old rivals Middleton in the senior 'C' camogie semi-final in Mitchelstown. Rumour had it that Middleton were serious force to curtail and strong in all positions on the field. Coláiste Phobal dominated the first 15 minutes. To many missed chances saw Middleton take advantage of us. Two very soft goals saw Middleton take the lead at half time. The second 2nd half saw a different Coláiste Phobal team appear. We fought and contested every ball with both teams scoring 1-2. Coláiste Phobal were the better team in the 2nd half but sadly the damage was done! Middleton were very strong in defense and failing to capitalize on our early chances, Middleton took the game. Hard luck must go to our Senior girls who were super. We must also acknowledge Jessica Mitchell and Aoife Moloney who togged out in the Black and Red jersey for the last time. Thanks to Mitchelstown G.A.A. for the use of their facilities and to our Referee Mr. Dave Farrell.   

LCA Activity Day

5th and 6th year LCA classes went to Birr  Outdoor  Education Centre for a class task in Art Dance and Computers. We arrived in Birr at 9.30  where we met our instructors, Yanni and Johnny. After a short talk on safety measures we began our morning activities.

5th and 6th Year LCA group at Birr Outdoor Pursuit Activity centre.

 Our morning activity was team games. We did archery and indoor rock climbing. After lunch we went to Portumna and we went canoeing. Then we did pier jumping.
 We had a lovely day. We would all like to go back again soon. We  would recommend this place to other students.

 Coláiste Phobal Musical Peter Pan

All systems are go for the opening night of Peter pan in Coláiste Wednesday 30th Nov. The Musical will run for three nights Wed 30th, Thursday 1st and Fri 2nd Dec. Doors open at 7.30 each night with performance commencing at 8pm. Booking is essential at 0505 23939.

 Coláiste Phobal Students receive Piano Certificates

Back Row: Maeve Williams (on behalf of her sister Michelle), Niamh Ryan, Nikita Oakley,
Shauna Kirwan, Monica Kirwan
Front Row: Sean McHugh, Lisa Costello, Caitlin Flanagan, Michaela Hynes and Gary Clarke. Also in the photograph is Piano Teacher, Mr. Maher and Principal, Mr. O’Brien who presented them with their Certificates.

Claire Keeshan, Brendan Farrelly and Tara Guest after receiving their Manual Handling Certificates as part of their Pre-Nursing Course in Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré. Information / Enrolment Evening for all PLC Courses 2010/2011 will take place Thursday 18th March in the College at 8.00 p.m.  All are welcome. For enquiries please ring 0505-23939

Anti-Bullying Week

The SPHE and CSPE Departments are holding an Anti-Bullying week commencing Monday 15th March. 
This will be primarily directed at First and Second Years. Activities will include a play ‘Stand and Speak’ written and directed by Joe McGrath, anti-bullying poster and motto competitions and guest speakers, such as members of the Garda Síochána and Youth Workers from the local area.  During the week, the anti-bullying policy as outlined in the students’ school journal will be reinforced in CSPE and SPHE classes.  Well done to Ms. Connolly-Hogan and Ms. Corcoran for organising and coordinating these events.

Disability Awareness Programme
he Transition Year students completed a Disability Awareness Programme during their P.E. classes with Kathleen Finn of the North Tipperary Sports Partnership.  The students found the programme very worthwhile and on completion each student received a Certificate of Attendance.

Munster Schools Badminton Finals

This year Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré had two boys’ teams participating in the Munster Finals, which were held on 4th of February 2010.  These consisted of the Boys U19 team, and the Boys U14 team.

Boys U19
Joseph Kelly
Colin Siu Coach: Mr. Enda Hogan
Eoin Wall
Michael Clarke
Eoghan Talbot (sub)

Boys U14
Enda Moloney Coach: Mr. Enda Hogan
John McCabe
David Williams
Daniel Tynan
Joey Murray (sub)

On Thursday morning the 4th February the teams organised themselves in the school for the journey to the University of Limerick.  It was a cold morning but spirits were very high.  On reaching the University the sight of the arena was surreal, as some players didn’t think that they could have made it this far at the beginning of the year. 

On arrival, both teams went on to play very quickly. After each game there was another around the corner, with each one as challenging as the other. When the games drew to a close, one of the teams came back with some silverware and they were the boys Under 14 who came runners-up to a very strong Waterford team.  For the Under 19 team it was disappointment as they came a close third with a good few of the games ending 30-29 so they were very unlucky.  Overall everyone enjoyed the day and are looking forward to many more successful Badminton matches in the future. The teams would like to extend their thanks to Mr. Hogan for his hard work and guidance throughout the season.

Coláiste Phobal Senior B Camogie Champions
On Thursday 11th March, the Senior team travelled to Templederry GAA field to contest the Co. Tipperary Senior B Blitz.  Ideal weather and pitch conditions ensured that we were going to see some fine displays of Camogie.

Round 1 saw us take on old rivals Templemore in a tightly fought contest. Both sides were evenly matched but the scoring power of Máiréad Teehan saw Coláiste Phobal put their name on the score-board.  Sandra Dwyer from Our Lady’s Secondary School responded with some excellent free-taking.  This match really came down to the wire but scores from Sinéad Moloney and Máiréad Teehan saw Roscrea take the result.

Coláiste Phobal Roscrea 0.5          Our Lady’s Templemore 0.2

Round 2 meant we took on Nenagh Vocational School in what was a physical battle.  Coláiste Phobal opened the scored on a goal spree – some fine shots taken by Edwina King, Máiréad Teehan and Sinéad Moloney. Rachel Loughnane and Christine cleary also added points to this result. 

Coláiste Phobal Roscrea 5.2           Nenagh V.S. 1.0
Round 3 Coláiste Phobal took on a strong Cahir team.  Under the guidance of Mr. Keith Morrissey, this team are growing from strength to strength.
Our girls knew, however, a place in the Final was at stake.  Super work from Louise Larkin in defence and some excellent score taking from our very impressive forward line of Emer Reynolds, Kelly Sammon, Máiréad Teehan and Edwina King saw us coast through to the Final.

Coláiste Phobal Roscrea 4.2              Cahir 0.0
Round 4 The final of this competition saw Coláiste Phobal Roscrea taking on Our Lady’s, Templemore in what we knew would be a battle of willpower and which team could overcome tiredness.  Both teams were drained after already competing in three games.  It was expected to be a very close game.
Máiréad Teehan (Roscrea) and Sandra Dwyer (Templemore) opened the scoring with a point each and those of us on the side-line feared this match could go to extra time. At the Interval, Roscrea re-grouped and some inspirational words of encouragement from our Team Captain, Louise Larkin saw them dig deep in the second half. Roscrea were very impressive. Kerry McLeish kept Our Lady’s star player, Sandra Dwyer under control. Louise Larkin, Kate Aherne and Clodagh Shanahan remained solid in defence.  The McLeish sisters worked tirelessly at centre-field. Máiréad Teehan, Emer Reynolds, Rachel Loughnane, Kelly Sammon and Edwina King were superb in attack. Roscrea dominated in the last ten minutes and really did save the best until last.  Kelly Sammon, Kate Aherne, Máiréad Teehan and Edwina King added to the score-board and ensured Coláiste Phobal were victorious.

At the final whistle, scenes of jubilation and joy were seen as our Captain Fantastic, Louise Larkin accepted the Shield.

Sincere thanks to Templederry GAA field, our 2 referees and all teams who competed on the day. It must also be noted that it was the last time our 6th Years would contest in the Black and Red Jersey.  To Louise Larkin, Sinéad Moloney, Rachel Loughnane, Kerry McLeish, Leona McLeish and Emer Reynolds, we say a big thank you for the time and effort you have given to Camogie in Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré.  You will be missed but we wish you every success in the future.

Transition Years presenting Ms. Maharaj with
flowers after Valentine’s Day Fest.

On Thursday 11th February 2010, The Transition years at Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré organised a Valentines Day Fest to celebrate Valentines Day. D.J. Trassey AKA (Darren Treacy- TY Sean Ross) donated his DJ Services and hosted a special LOVE SONG Request Show for all the students, in Coláiste Phobal's social area. The ever resourceful TY Sean Ross Class, made special Valentines Day Pencils and wrapped and raffled off prizes donated by the generous shops in Roscrea Town Centre. Special thanks go out to Coffey's Pharmacy, Culture, Donal O Sullivan's, Dublin's Q102 FM, Frawley's Pharmacy, Hennessey's Pharmacy, Jimmy Teehan's, Madden's Pharmacy, Mulrooney's, Mullally's, O' Donnell's, Occasions, Shaws Roscrea, Tesco Roscrea and The Music Store. Their generous sponsored prizes collected €320, which was donated to 'Our Little Brother's and Sister's Orphanage' in Haiti. Specially wrapped ‘Rolo's’ were also sold off by TY Gloster class. Well done to the Enterprising T.Y.'s of Coláiste Phobal for making it such a successful event!

Accompanying Photographs

 One of the prize winners, Tristan Reynolds,
st Year in the Valentine’s Day Fest


National Award Winners at recent ceremony for Leaving Certificate Engineering Students 2009 which took place in the Millennium Theatre, Limerick on Saturday 14th November
Picture shows:
Mr. Liam Conroy, Engineering Teacher, Joseph Thompson, Top 5 in Honours Category and Matthew Landy who came Second in Ordinary level with Mr. Gerard O’Brien, Principal.

Results Excellent at Coláiste Phobal

Following on from the excellent Leaving Cert. results, Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré once again came to the fore with outstanding Junior Cert. results.

Delighted students in Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré after receiving their Junior Certificate results.

College Principal, Gerard O’Brien was delighted and expressed great pride in the students and their teachers for their great achievements.  He pointed out that nearly 10%  of pupils produced seven A’s or more with 40% of all pupils getting seven honours or more.  Mr. O’Brien commended both teachers and pupils for their great efforts in producing such results.  He stated that the results were a wonderful endorsement of the systems in place in a large school like Coláiste Phobal with mixed ability teaching dominating across the curriculum.

Past Pupil wins Prestigious Gold Medal at U.L. Graduation Ceremony

Congratulations to Daniel Mulvihill, Borris-in-Ossory, Co. Laois winner of the Gold Medal at the recently held Graduation Ceremonies in the University of Limerick.

Daniel a past-pupil of Coláiste Phobal (1998-2003) is the son of Danny and Monica Mulvihill and the eldest of two children.  Mary, his sister is currently a 5th Year student in the Coláiste.
As a student in the Coláiste he showed exceptional ability in Maths and the Sciences and was awarded the John Cahill Bursary for his outstanding Physics results in the Leaving Certificate 2003.
Daniel has graduated from U.L. as a Mechanical Engineer with First Class Honours and came top of the graduating class of 2008.  This is indeed an outstanding achievement for Daniel who now goes on to Oxford on scholarship to study for his PhD in Hertford College.
We, in the Coláiste are justly proud of Daniel’s achievements and wish him continued success as he enters the hallowed corridors of Oxford.

Success on the Playing Field

We wish to extend our congratulations to two of our students, Sarah Cleary (6th Year) and Kerry McLeish (5th Year) who were members of the triumphant Offaly Minor Camogie team who beat Waterford in Athy on Sunday 31st August, thus clenching the All-Ireland title in the process.

L.C.A. Retreat to Castletown

On Tuesday 9th September, our Leaving Certificate Applied 5th Year students travelled to the De La Salle Retreat Centre in Castletown, Co. Laois.  The day itself centred on working together as a group and getting to know one another.  The theme of the Retreat was ‘Relationships’.

A sincere thanks to Derek, Marie, Mick and Edel who gave the retreat and really inspired our students.  Everybody thoroughly enjoyed the day out.  A big thank you to Fr. Lorcan Kenny, Ms. O’Gorman and Ms. Larkin who accompanied the students on the day.


On Thursday afternoon, 4th September, the Cáirde group spent two classes with First Years in their Tutor groups.  Through games, chats and poster-making the aim of the afternoon was to ensure that First Years are settling in and bonding as a class.  It proved to be a very enjoyable experience for all involved.

Cáirde have also organised a rota for spending break and lunch time with the First Years and a Céilí is planned for October.

Cáirde is now in it’s eleventh year of existence and we are delighted with the 27 members of Cáirde for 2008/2009.

We wish all our 6th Years every blessing for the year ahead and we hope that all 1st Years have a very enjoyable and successful year.

A section of the Choir performing during the Graduation Ceremony held recently in Coláiste Phobal, Roscrea.

A happy group of 6th Year girls after receiving their Graduation Certificates at the recently held Graduation Ceremony for the Leaving Certificate group 2006/2007

A group of 6th Year boys and girls looking very happy after receiving their Graduation Certificates at the Graduation Ceremony held recently in Coláiste Phobal, Roscrea.




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