News – Sept 20 2019

Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré are first to bring ‘The Chaser’ to Roscrea

Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré will launch the new nationwide show ‘The Chaser’ as their major fundraiser for this year in the Racket Hall Hotel on Thursday 10th October 2019. The Chaser is run on a nationwide scale by Pallas Marketing. Each of the 6 contestants selected can win €1500 at the show on Thursday 10th October.

Contestants are drawn from the audience and answer 7 questions with 4 possible answers valued at €100, €200, €300, €400, €600, €800, €1,000. The amounts underlines are milestones – contestant must choose after each question if they wish to bank the amount won or take another question. Contestants have two lifelines “Ask the audience” and “Take one” which will reduce the number of answers by one. Each lifeline can be used once.

Contestants then take the amount won to face The Chaser. They start on step 5 and Chaser starts on step 7. Chaser will offer 150% of amount won to take a step nearer or 30% of amount won to take a step nearer home.

Mr Michael O’Connor, School Principal said that the proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards the development of an ASD unit and Student Wellbeing initiatives.

Tickets for the show which will be held on Thursday 10th October are priced at €10 for individuals or €30 for a family/4 adults. Tickets can be purchased from any committee member or school reception (Tel. 0505-23939). Tickets are expected to sell out in advance and will not be on sale at the door on the night so people are encouraged to purchase their tickets early.
Mr O’Connor, School Principal paid special thanks to the hard-working committee for all their help and said if any company wished to support the event, they should contact any committee member or email


TY Trip

Our TY students had a wonderful time in Ballyhass for their start of year trip which included many activities and really helped them to bond as a group. Many thanks to all the teachers who accompanied them.


Higher Options

Our Leaving Cert students attended Higher Options 2019 in the R.D.S. in Dublin this week. This will hopefully prove very beneficial for them all in deciding their careers going forward.



This week our LCA’s attended a hospitality talk in Racket Hall Hotel. This should help them for their various tasks and modules.


2019 TETB Student Awards

Well done to our four LC students 2018/19 who achieved student awards within the Tipperary ETB. We extend our best wishes to you all for the future.

TETB-CPR – TETB Student Awards Ceremony – Coláiste Phobal, Roscrea. Back row, Jack Flynn (Deputy Principal, CPR), Michael O’Connor (Principal, CPR) Jason Forde (Special Guest), Linda Tynan (Director of Schools), Bernadette Cullen (Chief Executive, Tipperary ETB),  Cllr Roger Kennedy (Chairperson, Tipperary ETB). Front row, Adam Dooley (Best Sporting Achievement), Ellen-Rose Gorman-Simpson (Best Personal Achievement), Klaudia Szende (Best Leaving Certificate Applied), Eimhin Ward (Best Leaving Certificate).


Prefect Elections

The 6th year Prefect elections took place this week and we await the results!