What a week in CBS Roscommon!

What a week in CBS Roscommon!

CBS Thanks Football Sponsors

CBS Roscommon were in jubilant mood last week after winning the Connacht Colleges Senior A final and seeing off the challenge of Summerhill, Sligo. The school, the team and its management would like to take the opportunity to recognise the generous sponsorship and support it received from local businesses – Spirit Clothing, Molloys Bakery & Fine Food Emporium and Roscommon Signs. Many thanks to you all!


Historic Rugby Victory

FB_IMG_1426892816152A huge congratulations to our Junior Rugby team who put on a spectacular display in the Top Oil Connacht Schools Junior Cup decider last week with a resounding victory 36-0 victory over the Jes, Galway, becoming the first side ever from the county to win a major schools trophy in the province.

Having lost out to St Gerald’s of Castlebar last season, the tenacity and work ethic of the CBS eventually won through with a stellar performance from the team.

The win has already received national media coverage and is certainly a historic event. We wish to sincerely thank  all those involved with the team.

Pictures from James Crombie/INPHO

CBS Students in Young Economist of the Year Final

Four CBS students took second place for in the Young Economist of the Year (YEOTY) competition for their projects presentation ‘The Effects of the Black Market on Irish Economy’. The competition took place last Wednesday and was organised by the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PTSD). The YEOTY 2015 was held in NUI Maynooth this year and there were over 200 students and 47 groups in the senior category who each created their own project and related it back to economics.

DSC_0361Matthew McCourt, Michael Kieran, Luke Burgoyne and Adam Hoare qualified for the finals in Maynooth University with their project ‘The Effects of the Black Market on Irish Economy’ and travelled their last Wednesday with their Economics teachers Mr. Niall Heaney and Ms. Carmel Murphy to take part in the award ceremony.

The students were lucky enough to attend lectures with some of the most known economists in Ireland. They heard lots of different ideologies regarding how economics can affect all of us, in ways we don’t even realise. They also saw a number of interesting and diverse presentations from other schools and teams who had qualified – a few that stood out included ‘The Economics of Obesity’ and ‘The Economics of Football’. The students observed how economics affects every aspect of life.

The awards ceremony followed the lectures, and the students from the CBS were delighted when their group was placed in second place for its projects presentation.  Each member of the group received a glass trophy with their names on it.

According to CBS student and a member of the winning team, Adam Hoare: ‘We were ecstatic with this result, as was both of our teachers. We felt we had done our school, and ourselves very proud as the competition was vast in the senior category. We were very thankful of all the hard work we put in, all inspired by our teachers Ms Carmel Murphy and Niall Heaney who we were also very thankful of for all the support they gave us, and the support of our principal Ms Fiona Gallagher who took a great interest in our project from start to finish. We would definitely recommend entering YEOTY next year and no doubt we will re-enter again to try our luck at first place this time.’


Ag Science Competition

Two groups of TY students who recently took part in the Irish Angus schools competition semi-finals just missed out on making it to the final five. The groups however were recognised for the quality of their presentations by receiving an award of merit which was presented to them by Mr. Charles Smith Director of the Irish Angus Producers Group.Angus Semi Final2

Mr. Smith commended the boys on their work and explained the difficult decision the panel had in picking the final five. The boys had been shortlisted and made it to the final nine, but were just very unlucky not to make the final cut! Well done to all involved for making it so far in the competition.

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2015

CBS students enjoying a Sean Nos Dance workshop with Tommy Stenson recently as part of the school’s extensive Seachtain na Gaeilge programme.

The winning team from the Tráth na gCeist ‘Quiz’ which took place in the school recently during Seachtain na Gaeilge.

Gary O’Hanlon’s Easter Recipes with Roscommon Lamb

Celebrity chef Gary O’Hanlon of Viewmount Restaurant, Co.Longford and star of TV´s ´The Restaurant´ held a captive audience recently in the Abbey Hotel with tasty meals and cooking tips as part of a fundraising event for the CBS. Gary has also shared with us a number of delicious Easter recipes, some of them incorporating Roscommon lamb.

One of these is Slow Cooked Shoulder of Roscommon Lamb with Candied Swede, Boulangere Potatoes & Bordelaise.  According to Gary, ‘this is a lovely accompaniment to roast lamb, whether it’s the leg or shoulder you’re on to a winner but for me the shoulder wins hands down. It’s cheaper and although it takes longer to cook it’s that low and slow method that’s going to deliver the maximum amount of flavour. Enjoy.’