Indoor Athletics

Indoor Athletics

The Schools Indoor Athletic Munster Championships were held in the Indoor Arena in Nenagh on 4th March. Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré were represented by Adam Dooley, a First Year student in the Minor Boys 60m sprint and the Long Jump. The event was very well supported with a huge number of athletes in all events.

Adam began with the long jump. After a couple of warm up jumps, he jumped 4m 73 in the first round, followed by 4m 86 in round 2 and finished with a PB of 5m 19. This was a fantastic jump with only 2 athletes jumping over 5m. Adam won the silver medal and was delighted with his performance.

Soon afterwards the heats for the 60m sprint took place. 12 heats with 10 sprinters in each one took place. Adam ran in heat 4 and finished in 1st place. He then ran in a Semi-Final and again he won this. In the Final however, he did not get the best of starts and crossed the finishing line in 4th place.

Overall it was a great day for Adam and we wish him all the best in his forthcoming events.



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Mr. O'Brien with Janet Lewis on her entry into UCD Ad Astra Academy



Coláiste Phobal Student Janet Lewis has become one of 94 exceptional students who have joined the UCD Ad Astra Academy. Janet achieved the incredible total of 725 points with 7 A1's in her Leaving Certificate. The Academy was established in 2011 to recognise and nurture exceptional students by offering them a range of tailored supports to further their talents. The Ad Astra scholars and alumni continue to make their mark, both during and after their time in UCD. These scholars have undertaken research placements in world renowned universities, taken part in internships in major international organisations and recieved a variety of  academic honours. Janet has always been a diligent and highly motivated student being involved in many Coláiste Phobal organisations such as Prefect and Cairde group which is a hand selected group of Leaving Certs who undertake to become mentor and friend to a 1st year class. Janet has chosen Veterinary Medicine as her programme of study and we at Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré are very proud of her achievements and wish her every success in her future.










at Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré

Congratulations to all our recent graduates on their outstanding results and we wish them well in their future careers. 


The Prinicipal, Gerard O’Brien, tutors and recent graduates from the Early Childhood Care and Education programme at Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré.

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Munster Senior Hurling B Semi-final



Munster Senior Hurling B Semi-final

Munster B Colleges semi final


This eagerly awaited Munster semi final was finally played on  Friday 21st after being cancelled three times due to weather and pitch conditions. To ensure it went ahead without a hitch it was played on the all weather astroturf in University of Limerick.


St. Mary's Newport would have entered the game as favourites having easily accounted for Roscrea in the first round of the league section of the competition back in late September. However on the day Roscrea were short a number of players and alot of work has been done since then. Having won the toss Roscrea elected to play against a strong gusty wind in the first half, and it was backs to the wall for most of the first half for an under pressure Roscrea rearguard. St. Mary's were first to score with an early goal from full forward Patrick Ryan. Then a brief stoppage in play necessitated by a change of referee gave  both teams a reprieve from driving rain and wind. On resumption, the Roscrea backs had to defend with their lives and with Enda Moloney in goal making safe catches, Newport were finding scores hard to come by. A feature of the first half was the blocking and hooking of the Roscrea defence who were tested time and again by Cillian Byrnes at wing forward, Patrick Ryan at full forward and David Gleeson  at corner forward. The Roscrea full back line of Ian Treacy, Declan Cleary and Brian Davis all did well during this period as did the half line of JP Cleary, Daniel Doughan and Lee Cashin. Newport got in for a second goal before half time but meanwhile Roscrea managed to pilfer two points of their own leaving the score at half time St. Mary's 2 goals to Roscrea's 2 points. Things could have been worse for Roscrea had Newport taken their chances or opted to go for points during that first half.


On the resumption of the second half Roscrea with the wind on their backs stormed into the game and with the backs still hurling well and Sean Fogarty and Anthony Devereux doing well in midfield, they began to pick off the points to eat into the Newport lead. Jamie Dooley and Adrian Cleary both came off the bench and both made telling contributions scoring 3 points between them along with winning and holding a lot of ball inside. The crucial score of the half fell to Shane Sampson who went for and scored a smashing goal for Roscrea with ten minuted to go. This put Roscrea level and gave them the impetus to go and win the game. Newport only managed a couple of points in the second half to Roscrea's 1 goal and 7 points and it was these vital points that ensured Roscrea a place in the final to be played on the weekend of the 8th/9th March against Cashel CC who defeated Kilmallock in the other semifinal.


Coláiste Phobal Roscrea Badminton U19 team

Coláiste Phobal Roscré Badminton



On Wednesday 22nd of January the County schools badminton championship was held in Colaiste Phobal with seven teams from the Colaiste competing in three age groups, U14, U16 and U19.


Our U14 team of Aaron Loughnane, Jack Kirwan, Roddy Teehan and Neil Maher were unlucky to finish second in their competition, while our U16A team of Jack Finnegan, William Cummins, Cian Cordial and Padraic Marks were victorious with a hard fought win over Our Ladys Templemore in the final which means they would go on to represent the school in Munster. Our U16B and C team were unlucky not to make the semi-finals but gained good experience for next year when playing stronger opposition, U16B Ruairi Murphy, Aaron Moloney, Ben Spencer, Vincent Kennedy, U16C Jake Delaney, Daniel Coonan, Cian Dwan, Luke O’Donnell.


We also had three teams in the U19 age group with our A and B team making it all the way to the final ensuring that colaiste phobail’s name would be on the cup. The first team however proved too strong for their fellow students winning convincingly to take the title and a place in the Munster finals. U19A Enda Moloney, John McCabe, Tony O’Connor, Paddy Quinlan. U19B Conal Teehan, Darragh Tomlinson, Steven Tierney, Evan Hassett. The U19C team got some valuable game experience in their group but unfortunately failed to make the semi-finals, team: David Williams, Saqlain Sadiq, Owen Kennedy, Joe Ahern.


On the 30th of January the U16 and U19 winning teams went to the University of Limerick to compete in the Munster finals. The U19 team started against their old rivals Kanturk from Cork and were extremely unlucky to lose two tight games which meant losing the match 4-2 instead of winning 4-2. In the second game the opposition were the Clare champions from Killaloe, again the games were tight but Roscrea came out with a 4-2 win and in the last game Dingle were the opposition with Roscrea coming out 5-1 victors. After all the scores were totted up Roscrea finished in second place with a feeling of what might have been if luck were on their side.


The U16 had five matches to play and in the first were Waterford which they beat 4-2, the second was a tough game against Clare which they lost 5-1, things were not looking good but the team rallied to draw 3-3 with a strong Kerry team. The last two games were played against first limerick which Roscrea won 6-0 and Cork which they also drew 3-3. After a mixed start which left the team in a poor position they came back well to finish a very respectable third place. Both teams did themselves proud and represented the school impeccably, it was tough to lose by such a small margin in the case of the U19 team but this will to their experience for next year’s competition where all eligible to play again. U19 team: Enda Moloney, John McCabe, Tony O’Connor, Paddy Quinlan, Conal Teehan(sub) U16 team: Jack Finnegan, William Cummins, Cian Cordial, Padraic Marks, Ruairi Murphy(sub) Coach: Mr. Hogan.




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Mr. Hogan (Teacher and Coach), Coláiste Phobal Roscrea Badminton U19 team. John McCabe, Enda Moloney, Tony O'Connor and Paddy Quinlan