Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré launched the event of the year as ”The Chaser” took place in the Racket Hall Hotel on Thursday 10th October 2019. Over 400 locals thronged to support the school as it endeavours to fundraise to fund a state of the art Autism Unit. The format of “The Chaser” was exactly as seen on TV. Each of the 6 contestants selected at random from the audience had the opportunity to win €1,500. However, one hurdle had to be overcome first. Three local connoisseurs of general knowledge Michael “Spud” Murphy, Michael Leonard & Mark McLoughlin made up a formidable triumvirate for each contestant.
As the contestants faced the chasers silence descended upon the auditorium. Fraught but not defeated the contestants accumulated over €3,000 between them on the night as relief turned to joy. The event itself would not have been possible without the continued support from local and national businesses whose continued generosity to Coláiste Phobal and its school community helped raise over €20,000.
As Coláiste Phobal pushes for a new school building such generosity could not have come at a better time. Work continues behind the scene to fund an Autism Unit and all donations are most welcome for this noble cause which will benefit the school and local community alike. Mr O’Connor, School Principal paid special thanks to all Exhibitors and Advertisers, Pallas Marketing and the hard-working fundraising committee for all their help. The Chaser might just have been the event of the year but then again the school musical “Totally 90s, the Musical” will take place October 23-25.
Well done to our Senior Camogie team who beat BCS Lismore in the Munster Camogie quarter final in St. Cronan’s GAA field on a score line of 5.14 to 1.4. Best of luck in the Semi Final.
Opening School Service
On Wednesday 9th October our annual opening service took place in St. Cronan’s Catholic church led by Fr. Lorcan Kenny with the theme ‘Cróga’ (Brave). Well done to all who participated including the readers of prayers, reflections, choir, musicians, prefects, staff, various departments and a special thanks to Fr. Lorcan who made it so meaningful for everyone present.