School News – 01 Dec 2023

Irish Dancing Success

We would like to congratulate Third Year student Darragh Shortt on his recent success at the Leinster Championships, where he came 2nd. He has also qualified for the Worlds which will be held next year in Glasgow. Well done Darragh, we wish you continued success.


Prodigy Learning Award

Ms. Dore and Ms. Moloney travelled to the London Transport Museum on Thursday 16th November to collect a Prodigy Learning Centre of Excellence Award on behalf of the school. We are delighted and honoured to have been recognised as a Centre of Excellence.



We would like to send our best wishes to past pupil Dr Joe Thompson (Chief Engineer) and all his colleagues at UCD as they prepare to launch Ireland’s first ever satellite, EIR SAT-1 tomorrow evening (Friday Dec 1st) from the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.

This is a hugely historic occasion, not just for Joe and his team but for our country. Our students and staff are looking forward to tuning in to watch the launch live on the European Space Agency’s Youtube Page and Tv Channel.

More details are available on the ESA website:…/Cub…/Watch_live_Launch_of_EIRSAT-1


Senior Hurling

On the 30th November our senior hurling team travelled to Rathkeale, Co Limerick to play Dunmanway from Co Cork. Roscrea took off with an early lead and throughout the first half we saw brilliant scores from Sam Dooley and Gearoid Maher. The score at half time was 1-10 to 1-3 in favour of roscrea. During the second half CPR pulled away with  more scores from Conor Hoctor and James Sampson. There was also great saves from corner back Michael Loughnane and goalkeeper Matt Watkins.

It was a tough match for both sides but Coláiste Phobal came out on top with a finishing score-line of 2-16 to 1-8. Roscrea now qualify for a Munster semi final.

Match report prepared by TY students Sinead Gleeson and Sarah McLoughlin as part of their GAA Future Leaders course.