News – May 10 2019

Tipperary Student Prize-winner at 2019 ‘Limerick for Engineering’ Showcase

Monday 29th April: Arup Consulting Engineers visited Coláiste Phobal, Roscrea to present an iPad to Adam Dooley, (pictured below) competition winner at 2019 Limerick for Engineering Showcase at Shannon Airport on Thursday 7th March.

The fifth highly successful showcase attracted over 1,500 people from schools across the region. Over 30 students attended from Roscrea with their engineering teachers.

The showcase featured interactive stands from almost 50 leading companies based in the Mid-West region to highlight careers and educational and training routes to pursuing a rewarding, exciting career in engineering.

Congratulations to Adam from all at the Limerick for Engineering consortium.

Pictured – Michael O’Connor Principal, student Adam Dooley, Enda Hogan Teacher, and Keith Greville, Arup Consulting Engineers


Postponement of The Chaser


Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré will host the event of the year, the chaser. It has been deferred to a later date than originally planned and we will let you know when the exact new date has been confirmed. This fundraiser will be interactive and fun for all the family. Some great spot prizes and special items for auction. Tickets €20 (individual) or €50 (family/4 adults). Tickets available on 0505-23939.

All Ireland and Leinster Camogie Achievements

Fiona and Andrea Scully celebrating with their Dad Fintan, after winning the Laois Minor Camogie All Ireland Final on Saturday against Limerick.

Both Andrea and Fiona Scully from Camross played in the Laois Minor All Ireland Camogie Final against Limerick on Saturday the 4th May. They were victorious with a score line of 2-5(Limerick) to 4-6(Laois). Andrea togged out again the following day Sunday in the U16 Laois Leinster Camogie Final against Carlow. 3.15-3.12.  Andrea scored an impressive 10 points. This is a fantastic achievement for both girls and their families.


School Events

This week we had State Exams on Tuesday 7th for Junior Cycle Drawing (Art) and Junior Cycle Metalwork. On Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th and Friday 10th we had Leaving Cert Engineering all day. On Wednesday 8th there was an ETB Walk in Upperchurch and a 1st/2nd year Camogie Blitz. On Thursday 9th we had Boys East Munster Athletics and a 1st Year ETB hurling Blitz. On Friday 10th there was AP 1 Training in Thurles. A new TUS operative Pat Carroll started this week and will work as a caretaker along with Monty. We wish him all the best.


School Yearbook

The school yearbook has now been published and can be purchased for €10. It will be available at the TY Graduation, 6th year graduation and can also be purchased from the school directly.


Sponsored Silence

TY students did a sponsored silence on Friday 10th May. The money raised will go towards the TY St. Vincent De Paul bursary programme.



Thursday 9th May 2019 saw the boys from Coláiste compete in the East Munster Schools Track and Field Championships in the impressive surroundings of the RSC arena in Waterford.  All athletes competed to the very best of their ability challenging themselves against extremely stiff regional competition.  The assembled crowds in the stands were treated to an exhibition of running, jumping and throwing by the athletes from minor through to senior.

Coláiste Phobal competitors pushed themselves to the limit and were rewarded handsomely for their efforts with an impressive medal haul.   Adam Dooley led the charge, leaping to gold in the senior triple jump and silver in the long jump in what will be his last East Munster Schools competition.  Our junior athletes were unlucky not to medal but our juniors Graham Dooley and Michael Fitzgerald came first and second in the long jump, each recording personal bests in the process. Both were also part of a silver winning 4 x 100m relay team along with Christopher Moloney and Killian Bergin. Killian also threw incredibly well to record a well-deserved silver medal in the javelin.   Intermediate athlete Kyle Dooley won his 200m final at a canter and also helped his teammates John Donovan, Oisín Moloney and Jamie Ryan to bronze in the 4 x 100m final.

The squad as a whole along with parents, friends, backroom team, including their coaches really supported each other on the day in the sunshine of the Waterford venue. With medal winning performances resulting in qualification for many of our athletes the next event in the schools athletics calendar is now the Munster Schools Track and Field Championship in Cork on Saturday the 18th May.

Full Squad – Minors: Kian Tynan, Daniel Carr. Juniors: Killian Bergin, Christopher Moloney, Michael Fitzgerald, Graham Dooley, Liam O’Reilly. Intermediate: Lee Doran (Brosna), Lee Doran (Bara), Jamie Ryan, Zaffy Fletcher, Kyle Dooley, Oisín Moloney, Josh Tynan, John Donovan. Seniors: Adam Dooley. Backroom Team: Jamie Conlon, Robbie Farrell, Aisling Ryan, Kayleigh Dowling.  Coaches: Máíre Cleary and Cian MacMahon