School News – 27 Oct 2023

International Soccer

We would like to congratulate Kaitlyn Delahunty and Lily Anne O’Meara who were off on a training camp with the Irish Women’s U16 International team this week and who played England in a friendly on Wednesday as part of their trip. Well done girls.


Best Wishes to Minor Hurlers

We would like to wish the very best of luck to all at SBK, particularly our own students, who are involved in the upcoming Offaly Minor Hurling Championship Final vs St Rynaghs on Sunday 29th in Birr.



Prodigy Learning Centre of Excellence

We are delighted to announce that Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré have been recognised as a Prodigy Learning Centre of Excellence in recognition of our commitment to the provision of digital skills to our staff and students. The award will be presented to staff representatives at the London Transport Museum in November. Well done to all involved!


Junior Camogie

On Thursday 26th October, Coláiste Phobal Roscrea’s Junior Camogie team took on Causeway of Kerry in a Munster Quarter final in Charleville, Co. Cork
The match got off to a tough start with both teams very close throughout the first half but after scores from Amy Guidera, Ciara Crofton  and Roisin Phelan and some brilliant saves from goalie Ella Mulrooney, the girls were ahead at half time 4-6 3-2.
The CPR girls showed great determination in the second half with some excellent clearances off the back line from Kate O’Toole , Roisin Maher and Sinead Gleeson. The girls fought hard for every ball and took more chances with scores from Fiona Gleeson and Ciara Crofton in midfield as well as Mary-Kate Cleary and Amy Guidera. The match ended on a score line of 7-9 4-4 after a terrific performance from CPR to get them into a Munster Semi Final. Well done girls!

Match report written by Sarah McLoughlin in TY as part of her GAA Future Leaders project.


Irish Dancing

We would like to congratulate 5th Year student Emma Phelan on her recent performance at the All Scotland Championships. Emma competed in the U17 competition and came 7th overall, fantastic achievement! Well done Emma!


Cairde Ceili

On Thursday 27th Oct we held our annual Cairde Ceili, this is an opportunity for our First Year students along with their Cairde to dress up in Fancy Dress and have some fun before the midterm break. There was a fantastic turnout and all had a brilliant evening. Well done to all involved, particularly our fantastic student Cairdes and their teacher mentors.


U17 Soccer

On Monday 23rd of October our U17 girls soccer squad made the trip to Portlaoise to take on Scoil Chriost Rí in the first round of the cup. This is the first time we have had a team at this age group and is a testament to the number of girls wanting to represent the school teams. This squad would have previously reached a Leinster U15 final so optimism was high.

We got off to an electric start and bagged a goal after 90 seconds, when Amy Carson-Hogan latched onto a through ball and made no mistake in slotting the ball past the advancing Portlaoise keeper. It was the same result on the 10 minute mark when with only her second involvement of the game, Amy found the top corner with a calmly taken finish. This put us firmly in the ascendency and we capitalised with another goal before half time, this time from Leah Harney.

This game was not as one sided as the score-line suggests as Portlaoise had several chances but were denied by fine saves from our goalkeeper, Sarah McLoughlin and some wayward shooting. It was our clinical finishes that had us in the control at the break.

The second half was a tight contest where chances were few, especially as the pitch conditions began to slow the game down. Our fourth goal came in a fortuitous manner when a scramble in the box ended with Mya Steele’s shot deflecting past a helpless Portlaoise goalkeeper. Almost immediately, following a quick counterattack by our opponents, we conceded a penalty which was converted to make the score 4-1 in our favour. The game’s intensity lowered in the closing stages with the highlight being an excellent save from the Portlaoise keeper following a long range effort from Ella Carey.

Ella was our captain for the day and she led from start to finish. Other stand out performers  alongside our goal scorers were Sarah McLoughlin in goals, Sheoladh Cunningham-Dynan in defence and Mya Steele in midfield. Our player of the match on the day was Amber de Lewis, whose energy and control in both attack and defence was unmatched on the day.