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News - Jan 26 2015

Schools Talent Search Competition

Tipperary ETB celebrated its first Schools Talent Search competition last  Wednesday 21st January in Coláiste Dún Iascaigh, Cahir. This competition has been going on for some weeks now seeking out talent in various categories throughout the student body in Tipperary. After preliminary rounds, two of Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré's students got to the finals. Namely Orlaith Cleary who became a Junior Finalist Musician with the Tin Whistle and Eoin Hobbs who was our Senior Finalist Musician on the Piano. Orlaith Cleary finished as Runner up in the Junior Section and to the delight of Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré Eoin Hobbs won the Senior Category.

Sincere congratulations to our two students and congratulations also to their Music Teacher Ms. Kinnane.
Eoin Hobbs
Mrs Fionnuala McGeever (CEO Tipperary ETB) with 1st place Winner of Senior Category
Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré Student Eoin Hobbs and Cllr John Hogan Chairman of Tipperary ETB.
 
Orlaith Cleary
Ms Fionnuala McGeever (CEO Tipperary ETB) with 2nd place Runner up Junior Category
Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré Student Orlaith Cleary and Cllr John Hogan Chairman of Tipperary ETB.
 
Drugs Talk in Coláiste Phobal
The Mid-West Regional Drugs & Alcohol Forum and the HSE Mid-West present the “Let’s Learn about Drugs & Alcohol Together”
Programme at Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré on Wednesday 28th Jan 2015. The programme consists of two workshops delivered after school by MWRDAF and HSE staff. Workshops are interactive in design and engage parents and pupils in a shared learning environment. The workshops are specifically developed for pupils and parents of 2nd year only.  The Second Workshop is Wednesday 28th Jan 2015 @ 7.00 – 9.00pm [parent & pupil].

News - Jan 19 2015

Drugs Talk in Coláiste Phobal
The Mid-West Regional Drugs & Alcohol Forum and the HSE Mid-West present the 'Let’s Learn about Drugs & Alcohol Together' Programme at Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré on Wednesday 21st and 28th Jan 2015. The programme consists of two workshops delivered after school by MWRDAF and HSE staff. Workshops are interactive in design and engage parents and pupils in a shared learning environment. The workshops are specifically developed for pupils and parents of 2nd Year only.  Wednesday 21st Jan 2015 @ 7.00 – 8.30pm [parent only], Wednesday 28th Jan 2015 @ 7.00 – 9.00pm [parent & pupil].
 
 
T.Y. Students Visit Garda College  
Garda Dog Handler Unit in Templemore on display for Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré TY students  
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On Wednesday 17th December, Transition Year students travelled to the Garda College, Templemore to partake in a Road Safety Seminar which was presented by experienced members of the Tipperary Divisional Traffic Corps. 
We arrived at the College and we all received an introduction as to the day's programme. As we entered the College, our attention was drawn to the Roll of Honour of Gardaí who lost their lives in the line of duty. The first part of the Seminar dealt with the safe and legal requirements regarding modified vehicles. We were shown slides of what can happen when drivers misuse their vehicles.
The instructors then moved on to Forensic Collision Investigations. The Garda involved highlighted the procedures undertaken by Gardaí when investigating a collision. The main information gained was that mathematical calculations are an important factor in every road traffic investigation. Again slides were shown which demonstrated Gardaí in the course of their duty investigating collisions and also slides outlining the damage that can be caused. 
Our group was then introduced to a crash survivor named Barry. Prior to the accident, Barry was a block layer but following the accident, he is now a barber. Barry outlined to us all the events leading up to the accident and the aftermath as much as he could remember, due to the injuries that he received. He was adamant that had the Cashel Hospital been closed, he would never have made it alive to Cork Hospital. It was a real eye-opener for us all. This brought the morning procedures to an end and we retired for a very enjoyable lunch in the canteen. 
The afternoon session commenced with a presentation entitled: 'It Won't Happen To Me'. A Bán Garda named Regina, highlighted the implications involved with exceeding the speed limit, non-use of safety belts and driving under the influence of alcohol. Once again, a slideshow was prominent in the presentation concerning the consequences of drivers and their passengers not complying with road traffic laws. There was then a brief message given by a Juvenile Liason Officer outlining her duties involving contact with juvenile offenders. 
The final part of the Seminar involved a meeting with members of the Dog Unit, and of course the dogs themselves. The Gardaí involved described their role in modern-day policing. These dogs, mostly German Shepherds, are specially trained individually for detecting illegal drugs and explosives. Other duties the dogs have could include crowd control at public events and some dogs are used in everyday work such as capturing criminals. One dog attached to the drug unit, has so far detected over €8 million worth of drugs. He certainly earns his keep! 
The day concluded with some of the group testing out their driving skills, or lack of them, on the fixed computer shuttle on both car and motorcycle. This was a very realistic experience and it needed a lot of coordination with your limbs and eyes to undertake a simulated driving experience. It is very fair to say that our group really enjoyed this outing as it was very informative to all involved. Many thanks to our teachers Mr. Flynn Mr. Haugh and Ms. Egan for their involvement.  (Darragh Carey Kennedy)   
 
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Security Trip to Nenagh Courthouse
The Security and Criminology students made a visit to Nenagh Courthouse recently, where they were given a presentation on the history and function of the Courthouse.
The learners also attended a session of the District Court and visited the Family Law, Circuit and Children's court areas also. The students were provided with a tour which incorporated visiting the holding cells, the underground passage-ways and inspecting a Courts Service transit vehicle for prisoners. The learners also undertook a workshop recently on drugs and alcohol with the former Tipperary hurler, John Leahy who is an Addiction Counsellor.
Courthouse
Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré  Criminology Students outside the Courthouse in Nenagh


Early Childhood Studies and Nursing/Healthcare Work Experience
The learners on the Nursing/Healthcare and Early Childhood Studies courses recently completed the first phase of their block release work experience. The students on these courses completed training in occupational first aid, manual handling and in patient care before undertaking the work experience.

News - Jan 12 2015

Open Night at Coláiste Phobal
Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré is having Open Night on Wednesday 14th January from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. The Principal Mr.O'Brien will commence his address in the gymnasium at 7.15pm sharp. Enrolment night is Monday 19th 7.00pm to 9.00pm. 
 
Drugs Talk in Coláiste Phobal
The Mid-West Regional Drugs & Alcohol Forum and the HSE Mid-West present the 'Let’s Learn about Drugs & Alcohol Together' Programme at Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré on Wednesday 21st and 28th January 2015. The programme consists of two workshops delivered after school by MWRDAF and HSE staff. Workshops are interactive in design and engage parents and pupils in a shared learning environment. The workshops are specifically developed for pupils and parents of 2nd Year only.  Wednesday 21st Jan 2015 @ 7.00 – 8.30pm [parent only], Wednesday 28th Jan 2015 @ 7.00 – 9.00pm [parent & pupil].
 
 
 
 
 
 
    
 
 

 

News - Dec 19 2014

St. Vincent de Paul Appeal

A sincere thank you to staff and students for their generosity in our St. Vincent de Paul appeal. Toys, gifts and toiletries were donated to this very worthy cause, which we hope will make a real difference to people within our community. Thank you to Mullallys Electrical for donating the two large collection boxes and to Michelle Williams and Aaron Moloney who decorated them. We wish St. Vincent de Paul Conference Roscrea the best of luck in their appeal and hope all members have a happy and peaceful Christmas.

News - Dec 01 2014

Parents Association
The parents association wish to thank everyone who gave so generously of their time and money during the recent church gate collection. The money raised is going to help with the refurbishment of the School Library.
 

First Year Soccer

On Wednesday 19th the First Year soccer team and Mr. Fitzgerald travelled to Scoil Ruáin in Killenaule, co. Tipperary for a 5-a-side soccer blitz. The panel was warmly received at the school by Principal Mr. Gerry McGill. Coláiste Phobal was placed in group B with Newport (A) Secondary school and Scoil Mhuire from Thurles. Coláiste Phobal was victorious in their first outing against Scoil Mhuire, dispensing of them 4-1 with the scorers Bradley Neville, Conor Donovan (2) and Dean Pyne. The second match against Newport was a fiercely fought contest with Coláiste Phobal coming back from a goal down to draw 2-2. The scorers here were Conor Donovan and Dean Pyne. With these result Coláiste Phobal topped their group and were drawn against Commeragh Community School in the Semi-Final showdown. Five brave men took to the pitch which would prove to be an enthralling contest. At the final whistle the match ended 1-1 (Conor Donovan), again with Coláiste Phobal coming back from a goal down. The referee indicated a penalty shootout would decide the fixture. With both teams scoring 3 of 5 penalties the shootout entered sudden death. After two penalties each Coláiste were defeated. This was the first outing for the soccer panel who eagerly await the next set of fixtures. Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré wishes to thank Johnny McDonnell for transport and Scoil Ruáin for a great day. 

 

Roscrea Credit Union supports local school enterprises.

Colaiste Phobal Roscrea Business Studies students, showcased their enterprise projects in Roscrea Credit Union on Friday 14th November. Students enterprises include Neil Maher Eggs, Marker Parkers, Socket Pockets, Roscrea Community Cards and The Stick Stack. All products are being sold in Colaiste Phobal and can also be purchased at The Taste of Roscrea Thursday 4th until Sunday 7th of December.

 
 
Transition Year Enterprise 
As part of Transition Year a business must be set up. Our idea is the "Stick-Stack". This is a hurley stick rack which can hold three or five hurls. It also comes with a shelf that can hold three sliotars. The idea came about when we noticed our hurls lying on the floor at home so we decided to fix the problem. This Stick-Stack retails for 12 Euro, with customizing at 3 Euro extra. We also have a School model where the basic school model can hold 10 hurls. This is retailing at  20 Euro and to customize it if required  is free of charge. 
We can be contacted by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or message us on our facebook page "The Stick Stack". (Dylan Maher TY). 
 
 

News - Nov 24 2014

ALL SHOOK UP

Coláiste Phobal Transitiion Years are again preparing for their annual musical 'All Shook Up' which will take place from 26-28 November. The transition years are as enthusiastic as ever getting ready, learning lines, practicing dance routines and rehearsing songs. As always booking is on a first come first served basis. Seats may be booked by phoning 0505-23939 and early booking is advisable. 

 

First Year Tipperary Hurling Blitz

On Tuesday 4th November the First Year Hurlers played a Tipperary Blitz in Dr. Morris Park, Thurles. The lads aquitted themselves very well and won 4 matches enroute to the Final where they were eventually beaten by a team that they beat had in the first game. They played Scoil Mhuire in the first game and beat them on a score of 1.1 to 0.1. This was helped by a great point from a free by Killian Sampson and a poachers goal by Jack Delaney. In the second game we played Thurles CBS and beat them 4.4 to 0.0 with good performances right throughout the team. Our third game was against Comeragh College and we beat them 3.3 to 0.2. In our fourth game we played Our Lady’s Templemore and won 3.5 to 1.1. This got us to the Final where we once again met Scoil Mhuire, Thurles. They were to prove too strong for us and got 2 quick goals at the beginning of the first half to leave us with an uphill battle. Everyone fought hard but it was not to be in the final however a great effort was given which augers well for the remainder of the year. Well done to all the panel which included: Dara Maher, Jamie Boland, Jack Delaney, Niall Delaney, James Dooley, Jack Flannery, Ryan Hanlon, Ben Higgins, Craig Lally, Tomás Teehan, Kevin Moore, J.J. O’Brien, James Whyte, Killian Sampson,  Luke Seacy, Luke O'Gorman, James Dooley and Jack Delaney.

 

1st Year Hurlers

 

 Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré 1st Year Hurling panel with Mr. G. O'Brien Principal and Mr. Tadhg Maher 1st Year Hurling coach

UCD ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS 2014

UCD ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS 2014

Congratulations to Katie Coonan and Jamie Carroll on being presented with Entrance Scholarships

in UCD on Wednesday 12th November for their high point achievements. Jamie who was last year's

Head Boy represented Ireland in Australia in the Tetrathlon events gained entry into Engineering.

Katie Coonan also a previous Pefect gained entry into Veterinary Science. We, at Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré

are very proud of their achievements and congratulate both students.

We wish them every success in their chosen paths.

UCD ENT SCHOLARS 2014

 

Coláiste Phobal Musical

Transition Years are again preparing for their annual Musical. This year's choice is the ever propular 'All Shook Up'.

The TY's are as enthusiastic as ever getting ready, learning lines, practising dance routines and rehearsing songs.

As always, booking is on a first-come-first-served basis. Seats may be booked by phoning 0505-23939 and early

booking is advisable.

 

Conradh na Gaeilge (Nenagh Branch)

The annual Feile na Samhna Tráth na gCeist Bord took place in the Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh on Tuesday last from

11.00 - 12.30 p.m.

Various schools from Tipperary North took part, together with 5 teams of 4 students each from Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré,

Ursuline Convent, Durlas Eile, Borrisokane and the three schools from Nenagh itself, Marcy Convent, C.B.S. and Coláiste

an Aonaigh.  Approximately 30 teams took part.  The Quiz consisted of 9 rounds of 5 questions, 2 of the rounds being 

picture identification. There was a broad range of questions covering general knowledge, current affairs, entertainment,

sport, history and geography. Coláiste Phobal has had a great run of success over the past ten years, being regularly

placed in the top three prize categories, and outright winners on a number of occasions. Unfortunately our top placed team

missed out on 3rd place this time by just 2 marks with a great score of 31 out of 45, the winning team scored 34. The team

comprised of Joe Kennedy, Ian Spencer, Eimhin Ward, Cody Moloney. The second team consisted of Valentinas Derbutas,

Adam Dooley, Peter Fitzpatrick and Meabh Fletcher. The third team had Isabelle Coonan, Ross Du Berry, Brian Parlon and

Libby Quinlan as members. The fourth team comprised of Peter Maher, Tadhg Nash, Rachel Lynch and Leanne Ní

Chaomhánaigh. The fifth team had Rachel Ní Mhochéiti, Emma Ní Chiarbháin, Amy Parlon, Anastasiya Sytnyk. All of the

students thoroughly enjoyed the day as did the accompanying teacher An t-Uasal Ó Dubháin.

 

5th Year History Trip

On the morning of Monday 10th November, both 5th Year History classes were prepraring to begin the school's first History

trip.  On the 9 O'clock bell, the tour beus now packed with energised and enthusiastic students and their History teachers,

Ms. Howard and Mr. Fitzgerald began its journey to the first destination, Corke Park. Upon arrival, the historians were warmly

welcomed to the GAA museum before beginning the tour of Croke Park. The tour, a very enjoyable and educational one

included an access all areas guide and truly showed how historic the stadium is and how it played a vital part in forming

Ireland today. Upon the ending of the riveting Croke Park tour the trip them moved on to its next destination, Glasnevin

Cemetery and after a quick look around its own museum, we moved onto a guided tour which was specificatlly catered to suit

the History classes. The tour consisted of the graves and final resting places of some of Ireland's most important political and

reformational figures, including Michael Collins, Eamon De Valera, Charles Stewart Parnell and Arthur Griffith.  After a walk

amoung the tombstones of some of Ireland's most predominatnt figures of the nineteenth centrure, it was time to head home for 

the tour. Along the way, the tour stopped into Newbridge Whitewater Shopping Centre for an early start to the Christmas

shopping before continuing on home. Many thanks to Ms Howard and Mr Fitzgerald for organising the trip.

 

                             5th Year History Classes pictured at Croke Park

Croke Park

 

 

 

News - Nov 10 2014

An Triail
Daltaí ón séú bliain a d'fhreastal ar an dráma "An Triail" in amharclann "The Belltable" i Luimneach le déanaí.  
Is cuid de chúrsa na hArdteistiméireachta é an dráma seo. Bhain na daltaí ardtaitneamh as an léiriú a rinne an comhlacht drámaíochta "Fíbín ". B'fhiú go mór dul ann.
6th Year Group who went to 'An Triail'
An Triail Group 2014
 
Hennessey Cup First Round- U15 Hurling
Our U15 hurlers renewed rivalry with Scoil Ruain Killenaule in the quarter final of the Hennessey Cup on Thursday 16th October. What a fantastic game of Hurling this proved to be with Roscrea and Killenaule going for the win from the off with some brilliant scores from both sides. Neil Maher had an early goal for Roscrea and excellent points fron Owen Tynan, Glenn loughnane and Coley Cleary saw us build up an early lead. Scoil Ruain had their own stars and excellent points from frees and play by Luke Nolan, Danny Lyons kept them well in touch with Roscrea just holding a four-point lead at half time.
Scoil Ruain turned this around in the second half and took over control for a ten minute spell when they powered into a big 7 or 8 point lead after a 3 goal burst midway through the half. To the credit of the  Roscrea lads they didn't panic and a brilliant second goal for Cillian Sampson put us back in the picture. Powered on by Paddy Sammon, Cillian Ryan, Glen Loughnane, Coley Cleary and Roddy Teehan who had now gone to centre back Roscrea got the vital scores to draw level with a well worked point by Owen Tynan. Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré 3-16 to Scoil Ruain 4-13.
We now faced extra time - 2 periods of 10 minutes each. Scoil Ruain raced into a two point early lead. A good passing move by Roscrea saw Cillian Ryan finish to the net to put Roscrea a point up. A goal in extra time is always a big scoreand this gave Roscrea the boost to go on and win, outscoring Scoil Ruain by 2-5 to 1-3 for the remaining time. This was a great win for our young hurlers and we now face Carrick On Suir in the semifinal in the 2nd wek of November.
Coláiste Phobal Panel- Cillian Ryan, Patrick Sammon, Coley Cleary, Nathan Fogarty, Eamonn Cleary, Cillian Sampson, Dara Maher (All Shinrone), Roddy Teehan, Jack O'Brien, Neil Maher, Peter Maher, Jack Kirwan, Jack Bolger, Cian Duane (All Moneygall), Brian Parlon, Owen Tynan, Glenn Loughnane, Aaron Loughnane, Darragh Doyle, Tadhg Nash, Edward Conlon, Adam Dooley, Conor Nolan, Martin Cussen, John Nolan, Graham Fahy, Eoin Harte (All Roscrea), David Smith O'Brien, Michael Grehan (Borris-in-Ossory), Jake Delaney (Kyle), Danny Bergin, Alan Mullally, Alistair Robson (All Ballyskenagh-Killavilla), Peadar Fitzpatrick (Borris-Kilcotton).
 
 
 

News - Sept 15 2014

JUNIOR CERT RESULTS
Last Wednesday Coláiste Phobal like all other schools had very excited and nervous Junior Cert students awaiting the outcome of last June's efforts. This was to be a very positive outcome for Coláiste Phobal with and exceptional set of Junior Cert results for the school. A very high proportion took all Honours papers and achieved honours in all of these exams. Honours Maths had a particularly high achievement rate with the majority achieving a high honour. This of course bodes well for attemping Honours Maths for the Leaving Cert with the lure of the extra points also in the back of students minds. Mr. O'Brien Principal outlined his pride in the achievements of all and congratulated students and teachers alike on their success.

 

5th Leaving Cert Applied Trip
On 9th September the 5th Year LCA class went on their class retreat to Castletown. We were accompanied by Fr. Lorcan and Ms. Hynes. Before we set off, Deirdre in the canteen set us up with rolls and after some group photos we headed off. We arrived in Castletown at 10.00 am where we were met by Derek who guided us to a room for tea and biscuits. We has a morning session and then some games with Marie. For the middle session we had a get to know you session and made friendship bracelets with Derek. After lunch we had an Art session where we painted words about what we wanted to achieve this year.. We had a meditation service followed by a prayer session to end the day. Thank you to Fr. Lorcan and Ms. Hynes for coming with us and we thanked the retreat team with some chocolates we had bought earlier. (Written by Dylan Coffey 5th LCA student).

Coláiste Phobal advance to All-Ireland Senior Colleges Hurling Final

All Ireland Schools Senior Hurling B Semi Final

Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré 1-14

St.Mary's College Galway 1-7

 

Colaiste Phobal Roscrea advanced to the All Ireland Senior Colleges B Final after a good victory over a determined St. Mary's side at Whitegate on Saturday last. There was little to seperate the sides during the opening half though Roscrea had a couple of goal chances that they failed to convert. Having played against a stiff breeze Roscrea would have been reasonably happy going in at half-time just trailing by one point on a score line of St. Mary's 0-7 to Roscrea 0-6. On resumption of the second-half, Roscrea soon were on level terms after Daniel Doughan levelled matters with a well struck long range free. Roscrea were now in control and attacking from all angles and the St. Mary's backs gave away a number of frees which Jordan Fogarty converted to give Roscrea the lead that they would never lose. Roscrea introduced Adrian Cleary early in the second half and he also had a major say in the outcome scoring a goal and two points. Further points from Jamie Dooley and Evan Fitzpatrick sealed a historic win for Coláiste Phobal Roscrea to qualify for the Colleges B final at the first time of asking, where they will face Cross and Passion Ballycastle Co. Antrim who beat St. Fergal's Rathdowney in the other Semi-Final.  Panel  Enda Moloney, Ian Treacy, Brian Davis, Lee Cashin (Capt.),Evan Fitzpatrick, Shane Fletcher, Eoin Fitzpatrick, Josh Neville, Cian Rigney, Colman Treacy,Thomas McCarthy -(All Roscrea), Declan Cleary  J.P. Cleary, Daniel Doughan, Jordan Fogarty, Ciaran Cleary, Shane Sampson, Aaron Kirwan, Adrian Cleary, Padraig Smyth, Diarmuid Cleary - (All Shinrone), Anthony Devereux, Sean Fogarty, Mark Fanning, Donal Carroll, Dylan Maher, Daire Murray (All Moneygall), Jack Doherty, Ciaran Guilfoyle (both Ballyskenagh-Killavilla), Paul Crampton - (Clonakenny), Jamie Dooley (Borris-in-Ossory), Niall Devitt (Portlaoise), Darragh Morrissey (Kyle), David Murray (Coolderry). 

 

                          Anthony Devereux, Sean Fogarty and Ian Treacy aiding each other in Saturday's Semi Final

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Green Schools

On Friday, 14th March  , the Student Council and the Green Schools Committee in our school, held a non-uniform day with a Green and Blue theme.

The purpose of the non-uniform day was to raise much needed funds for the school and to raise awareness of Green Schools and the Student Council. Each student was asked to pay €2.

We encouraged students and staff to wear green because it was close to St. Patrick’s day and because we wanted to raise awareness of Green Schools.  We also allowed them to wear blue as this colour represents water and our next Green Flag is the Water Flag.

The school was decorated nicely with colourful bunting by the Transition Year students and we placed posters around the school to notify students about the event.

We had a prize of €50 for the best-dressed student in blue or green at Senior level and at Junior level.  These prizes went to Michael Hannon (3rd Year) and Tara Dwyer (6th Year).  The best dressed staff member was Ms. Mulrooney, who won a hamper.

After the prize-giving, we planted a tree to mark the occasion.  The day was a great success and we raised €800.

We would like to thank all students, staff and management in the school for their enthusiasm and support.  A special thanks to the members of the Student Council and the Green Schools Committee and their teachers.

 

Fund Raiser 

Coláiste Phobal are holding a fundraising concert in aid of the School Musical. This gala event will take place in the School Gym on the evening of Wednesday 9th April. The concert is open to all students from 1st to 6th year and will showcase the abundent talent that Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré has. Booking is advisable at 0505-23939 tickets cost €5. 

 

 

Coláiste Phobal Conquer Cashel To Reach All Ireland Semi-Final‏

Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré 1-12                           Cashel C.C.                   1-10

 
The Senior Hurlers of Roscrea and Cashel Community School met in this all Tipperary showdown at Templemore on Saturday 8th March in the Munster B Colleges final. Cashel entered the game as favourites fielding 3 current Tipperary Minor panelists an a former Tipperary Minor at centre back and having come through a good Semi-Final win over Kilmallock. Roscrea also had a good semifinal win over St. Mary's Newport and entered the final with plenty of belief in their own. Cashel got off the mark early with an early point and with the aid of a diagonal breeze they led by seven points to two. Roscrea had got off the mark with good points from Ciaran Cleary and Jordan Fogarty. Roscrea had a goal chance but this effort by Aaron Kirwan was well saved by their James Walsh. The ten minutes before half time were crucial especially to Roscrea who tagged on three points to go in at half-time only two behind with the wind behind them for the second half. After the interval Cashel started brightly and were intent on going for goals. It was during this period that the Roscrea backs were outstanding at defending without conceding frees. Jordan Fogarty popped over a point which was cancelled out by a Brendan Ryan effort. Roscrea were now getting on top and points from Enda Moloney (free), Jamie Dooley, Shane Sampson saw Roscrea take a two-point lead midway through the half. Cashel were still very much in the game with Josh Keane at centre forward posing a serious threat and this move paid dividends when Keane converted a penalty after he had been fouled. James Doyle added a point to push Cashel two clear again.`The next score would be vital and so it proved to be. Adrian Cleary fielded a high ball on the edge of Cashel square and found Cian Rigney with a great pass who finished low and hard to the Cashel net. Josh Keane equalised with time almost up but it was Roscrea who finished the better team and Jordan Fogarty who scored a super point from the sideline and same player sealed victory with a free in Injury time to ensure history waas made as Coláiste Phobal Roscrea were crowned Munster B Colleges Senior Hurling champions for the first time on their first year in this competition. On the day Cashel were gallant losers but Roscrea deserved their victory and are now looking forward to an all Ireland Semi-Final vs St. Mary's Galway on Saturday 22nd March. Pane: Enda Moloney, Ian Treacy, Brian Davis, Lee Cashin (Capt.), Evan Fitzpatrick, Shane Fletcher, Eoin Fitzpatrick, Josh Neville, Cian Rigney, Colman Treacy, Thomas McCarthy, (All Roscrea), Declan Cleary,  J.P. Cleary, Daniel Doughan, Jordan Fogarty, Ciaran Cleary, Shane Sampson, Aaron Kirwan, Adrian Cleary, Padraig Smyth, Diarmuid Cleary - (All Shinrone), Anthony Devereux, Sean Fogarty , Mark Fanning, Donal Carroll, Dylan Maher, Daire Murray (All Moneygall), Jack Doherty, Ciaran Guilfoyle (both Ballyskenagh-Killavilla), Paul Crampton (Clonakenny), Jamie Dooley (Borris-in-Ossory), Niall Devitt (Portlaoise), Darragh Morrissey (Kyle), David Murray (Coolderry). 
 
Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré 2014 Munster Champions with Trainer Mr. Smyth
2014 Munster champs

German Debating

German Debating
The Coláiste Phobal German Debating team took part in the Quarter Final round of the All-Ireland G.D.I-Siemens German Debating Competition in Portlaoise on Friday last. The team - Paul Crampton, Ciara Ryan, Daire Murray and Eoin Hobbs were narrowly beaten. Congratulations to all four competitors and their teacher Ms.O'Meara.