Munster Camogie Champions
Congratulations to all the members of the Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré camogie team who won the U16 1/2 A North Munster Championship on Saturday the 4th of February defeating Scoil Iosef from Kilmallock in Co. Limerick. This was a tremendous achievement for this dedicated bunch of girls.
Coláiste Phobal dominated the first half with a great goal from Rachel Earley. Kilmallock were very strong in the first ten minutes of the second half. However, Coláiste Phobal’s ‘never say die attitude’ shone through and they ran out worthy winners. The final score was 1.07 to 2.2.
Scorers for Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré were Rachel Earley, Sharon Shanahan, Caoimhe Flannery, Andrea Scully and Kate Hogan. Joint captians Rachel Earley and Eilish Gleeson accepted the cup on behalf of the Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré team. Many thanks to the management team and selectors for all their hard work and commitment.
The members of the team: Emily Doughan, Aisling Ryan, Jane Cleary, Teresa Maher, Leah Ryan, Sharon Shanahan, Kayleigh O Meara, Eilish Gleeson (C), Ciara Sammon, Rachel Earley (C), Kate Hogan, Ally Clifford, Andrea Scully, Fiona Scully and Caoimhe Flannery. Subs: Sonita Wynne-Doran, Jessica Lally, Reanne Conlon, Ellie Quinlan, Eilis Ryan, Alice Maher, Nicole Brooks, Fionnuala Mulvey, Lauren Choppin, Alanna Cleary ,Rebecca Murphy, Ella Keeshan, Niamh Moloney.
Management Team: Margaret O’Gorman (Manager) Aidan Franks (Trainer) Una Teehan, Mary Shanahan, Aoife Daly (Selectors)
On the 17thof January the county schools badminton championship took place in Our Lady’s Templemore, Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré had six teams competing in total with one U14, three U16 and two U19.
The U14’s drew their first game and won their second with put them top of their group ensuring a place in the final. Their opponents were Templemore who proved too strong winning 4-1 to claim the county title.
All three U16 teams were in different groups and all had tough opposition with strong teams from Templemore and last years All Ireland champions from Nenagh CBS. After completion of the group stage unfortunately none of the three had qualified for the semi-final with the first team narrowly missing out on a place in the semi-finals.
The U19 competition comprised of two groups with a team from the Coláiste in each. The first team were hopeful of a county title with two of last year’s All-Ireland victors still eligible to play and they did not disappoint in the group winning all their games to finish on top. The second team had a tough task ahead of them in their group with a strong Nenagh CBS team involved who they were unable to beat which left them second in the group and out of the competition. This left Coláiste’s first team playing Nenagh in the final. William Cummins took the first singles with a convincing win but from there the Coláiste lost the remaining three singles ties to leave themselves 3-1 down going into the doubles, this left Nenagh only needing one more game to take the match. The Roscrea men however did not wilt, knowing all remaining games had to be won William Cummins and Padraig Marks set about their task showing the way with a hard fought win. Next up were Jack Finnegan and Aaron Moloney, they started slowly as nerves were present on both sides but as the game went on the Roscrea men grew into it pulling back an early Nenagh lead. It was 20-20 with next point winning the match but Jack and Aaron stood firm to grind out the victory 21-20. With the sides tied 3-3 overall the aces had to be counted, first the mental arithmetic then the calculator to make sure, after being rechecked two or three times it was confirmed that the Coláiste had won by 6 aces making them county champions for the third year in a row.
|U14:||John Delaney, Joseph Teehan, Aaron Delahunty, Sahaib Shafqat|
|U16A:||Luke Seacy, Tomas Teehan, Ben Higgins, James Whyte|
|U16B:||Bradley Neville, Oran O’Reilly, Daniel Murphy, Shane Hickey|
|U16C:||David Auld, Jack Flannery, Luke O’Gorman, Jamie Kroll|
|U19A:||William Cummins, Jack Finnegan, Aaron Moloney, Padraig Marks|
|U19B:||Roddy Teehan, Aaron Loughnane, Ben Spencer, Joe Ahern|
T.E.T.B Talent Search
On Thursday the 26thof January the final of the Tipperary E.T.B. Talent Search took place in ‘The Dome’ in Thurles. Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré was represented by ‘Uke 2’ in the junior category and by ‘Séis’ in the senior category. These acts had been victorious in the county semi-final stage. Sommer Doran Byrne and Eve Du Berry are the members of ‘Uke 2’. This talented duet sang the well- known song ‘Little Talks’ providing their own accompaniment on ukuleles. ‘Uke 2’ gave a very enjoyable performance but unfortunately were not amongst the prize winners on the night.
Kelly Feehan, Caoimhe Flannery, Áine Gleeson, Eimear Gleeson, Teresa Maher, Katie Scully, Innessa Teehan and Irma Teehan are the members of the group ‘Séis’. This young of talented musicians were formed based on their mutual love of Irish traditional music. The group played an air, a hornpipe and a set of reels which captured the attention of the audience in ‘The Dome’. The adjudicators decided to award ‘Séis’ with 3rd place on the night. Congratulations girls and well done on a great achievement.