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 or message us on our facebook page “The Stick Stack”. (Dylan Maher TY).