News – Feb 14 2019

Coláiste Phobal School News 14/02/2019

Students on Offaly County Panels

We are delighted to have many students representing Coláiste on various County panels and we wish them well going forward. On the Offaly panel we have Fifth Year Dara Maher – Shinrone, TY Students J.J. O Brien – Shinrone, Paul Cleary – Shinrone and Luke Watkins – Shinrone. Third Year Seán Delaney – BK and Second Year, Jake McLoughlin – BK.

On the Camogie panel we have TY Sharon Shanahan – Shinrone.

On Thursday 7th February Offaly Minors played Galway Mayo Institute Technology’ Fresher’s team.


Laois county players 

Hurling / Camogie

Andrea Scully [Camross] Fiona Scully [Camross]


These two girls from Camross both play on Laois county teams. They are also sisters.

Andrea Scully is currently doing trials for the Laois under 16 camogie team.

Fiona Scully is currently hurling with the Laois minor camogie team.



Students on Provincial Rugby Teams

We are delighted to have students representing Coláiste on various Provincial rugby teams. On the Connacht Provincial under 17’s team we have Adam Nash TY. They will be going on a tour at Easter to Wales and England. On the Leinster Youths under 16 team we have Cameron Fairbrother TY. They are preparing for the Shane Horgan Cup. On the Leinster Youths under 18 we have Oran O Reilly 6th year and Tadhg Hogan 5th year. We wish them all the very best.


Mock Exams

Best wishes to all students siting their mock exams both 3rd year and 6th years.


St. Vincent De Paul

There is a fuel collection ‘warming the hearts of the community’. Coláiste students involved in this include: Asnain Sadiq (Co-President) Rory Hogan (Co-President) Ciara Kavanagh (Joint Secretary) Cian McLoughlin (Joint Secretary) Rebecca Reid (Photographer) Jessica Lally, Erica Fox (Communications) Courtney Heyes (PRO) Ellie Quinlan (Journalist) and Ostinija Galvanauskaite (Joint Treasurer) Shane Treacy (Joint Treasurer). They made and decorated a box which will be used for the collection. Items that will be collected include firelighters, logs, kindling etc. It is being Co-ordinated by Fr. Lorcan and Evanna Kolic.



We send best wishes to TY student Kenny Lee who is playing with Limerick FC under 17 League of Ireland. Katie Shanahan and Niamh Moloney (6th years), Tara Nolan (5th year) and Aimee Monahan & Reanna Conlon are representing Killavilla Utd. under 18. Khya Lynch, Ellie Feehan, Mollie Dooley, Nicole Brooks, Lucy Lee, Kelsey Wing, Jessica Kelly are on the Killavilla Utd. Under 15.


Hip Hop

Aveen Dooley


Coláiste Phobal Green Schools News

This year the Green Schools Committee are starting work on their fifth flag which is on the theme of Biodiversity. On February 6th Green Schools held a bake sale which raised €103. The proceeds of this sale are to support activities undertaken this year and Green Schools also continues to support a child’s schooling in Uganda. The committee are busy raising awareness of their work in the school and actively working on maintaining all green flags achieved to date. One current initiative is where students are inspecting litter and waste and looking at ways to increase proper management and recycling of litter. The Transition Year class help out the committee with weekly inspections and litter picks on the school campus. The committee are working on a presentation for junior students to explain their work and hopefully recruit new volunteers. Funding of €200 has been secured from the Neat Streets anti-litter programme for secondary schools to improve litter and waste management in the school campus. Some other projects in the pipeline include installing a bicycle rack for students and staff, putting up bird boxes for the nesting season for native birds and preparing for National Spring Clean 2019


Transition Year Mini Company’s 

In Transition year this year there was a total of 12 mini companies with a wide variety of ideas. These mini companies’ included:

  • Coláiste Craft who made badges and keyrings based on things from pop culture, ex TV shows, movies, books etc.
  • Pegtures who produced naturalistic products that can hold pictures, cards, lists etc.
  • Family Trees these were personalized family trees in a frame.
  • Phobal’s bubbles were handmade bath bombs in many different shapes and scents.
  • Protella these were protein chocolate bars made with Nutella and protein.
  • Happy Feet could be used in boot fresheners, gear bags, cars or shoes they were a wide variety of fragrances that lasted up to 3 weeks.
  • Cake in a cup were personalized cups with a flavour of cake and toppings inside.
  • Build a bun was an easy way to decorate your buns it included icing, icing bag and sprinkles.
  • Boot brushes were handcrafted brushes to make it easier to clean your boots.
  • Irish board game was a geographical hand-made game about Ireland.
  • C.P.R half socks were hurling or camogie half socks with the school crest embroidered on it.
  • PCRS hurls were handmade hurls with hooks to hang keys onto.


School Golf  

School golf competitions are mainly held every term depending on the availability of students and the teacher that runs it Ms. Orla Egan. There are a wide range of golfers through the years. During the summer Roscrea Golf Club will be holding open competitions on Wednesdays and some Thursdays for juveniles.



Tipperary County minor Panel 2019 football

Conor Shanahan

Luke Seacy

Dylan Hogan


Senior Munster Camogie Title for Coláiste Phobal

On the 19th January 2019 the camogie players of Coláiste Phobal travelled to Waterford to play a senior Munster final against St Augustine’s of Waterford. The starting team for Coláiste Phobal was as follows; Emily Doughan, Emma Murphy, Sharon Shanahan, Fiona Scully, Leah Ryan , Jane Cleary , Eilish Gleeson, Kate Hogan, Caoimhe Flannery, Ciara Sammon , Orlagh Phelan, Andrea Scully, Rachel early, Reanne Conlon and Niamh Moloney . They had trained hard since the start of the school year and it all payed off in the end when Coláiste Phobal Roscrea won the Munster final winning a cup. The main scorers were Andrea Scully, Reanne Conlon, Ciara Sammon and Orlagh Phelan.