The Convent of Mercy Roscommon has a long tradition of sporting activity and achievement. Students are provided with ample opportunity to participate in a wide range of sports and are actively encouraged to do so. The school has enjoyed considerable success in recent years at local, provincial and national level including winning titles in camogie, gaelic football, soccer, golf, badminton, handball and swimming.
Many of our students have received recognition for their participation in sport including provincial and international representation and local sports awards. Students are also provided with the opportunity to further their sporting involvement through participation in coach education programmes which encourage students to become involved in coaching in the local clubs and primary schools. The school has extensive sporting facilities including large playing fields, an all-weather pitch, tennis courts, a well-equipped sports hall and access to the local leisure centre and handball clubs.
Congratulations to first year Hollie Kilroe who is the new National Cross Country schools minor Silver medalist. Hollie is a well established athlete with a substantial haul of medals in both swimming and running. She had four all Ireland medals and has held six Connacht titles. The National Cross Country Schools Championship was held in Clongowes College, Co. Kildare, on Saturday March 9th. On this day, Hollie was up against the best of the best: previous medal winners from all over the country, from schools in Ulster, Munster, Leinster and Connacht. She ran a remarkable 2000 meters race. Her determination was evident when she had to close a big gap to the lead group which she did with about 600 meters remaining. Soon she was in contention and running full pelt, down the finishing straight she caught the race leaders. She crossed the line in a brilliant second place to claim the national silver medal. At the finish line, her mum, dad, Mr. Quinn, other students from our school and coaches were overjoyed with her great run. The school wishes to congratulate all the other girls who participated in cross country this year, silver medalist for Connacht, Maeve Dervin who is in her last year of school running. Maeve has done so much over the years for running in this school and Roscommon. Congratulations also to first years Iga Berent and Zara Naqvi, second years Abby Gooney and Clara Dunne who also qualified brilliantly for the nationals and Ciara Carr, Wiktoria Katarzynska and Jessica Gannon , the intermediate team who won Gold in the team event in South Connacht- Well done all.
Gaelic Football 2019
Junior Gaelic Football Team who won their blitz in Carrick on Shannon April 2019
Well done to Ciara Dowd, Éabha Dowd, Anna Higgins and Anna Murray who competed in the Connacht Badminton championshipship in Galway Lawn Tennis Club last Thursday 13th March 2019. These girls are now the Connacht C Badminton Champions.
The Convent of Mercy junior tag rugby team 2018.
Pictured above are the Convent of Mercy Senior Camogie team who got this year’s campaign off to a great start with a comprehensive win over the Dominican College, Taylor's Hill, Galway.
The school had two camogie matches in the junior and senior B championships. We had mixed fortunes in the matches with our juniors beaten by an excellent Portumna Community School side. Defensively we played well but could not convert the limited chances we had into scores. The senior team had a comprehensive victory over Dominican College, Taylor's Hill, Galway City. They started well and put a succession of well taken scores on the board early which was the winning of the game for them. The entire panel got to play on the day and it was a great start to this year's campaign.
Junior camogie panel: Nessa Madden, Shauna Regan, Ciara Roddy, Laura Crean, Emma Brandon, Eva Biesty, Laura Lane, Hannah Coen, Niamh Raftery, Alana Corcoran, Kiera Crosbie, Emma Donnelly, Ciara Gacquin, Ava Giblin, Emily Horan, Katie Johnson, Oonagh Kelly, Ella Killion. Senior camogie panel: Tara Bolger, Ciara Gacquin, Ava Giblin, Nessa Madden, Siobhán Hoare, Katie Johnson, Oonagh Kelly, Líosa Kilcline, Eithne Brennan, Ella Killion, Lisa Mullen, Niamh Madden, Laura Mannion, Niamh Mc Court, Ruth Mc Neill, Caitríona Devine, Emma Donnelly, Mary Fallon, Mia Fallon, Shauna Fallon, Zara Feeley, Caoimhe Miley, Méabh Tiernan.
Congratulations to Ms. Farragher and our Senior B Volleyball team who competed in this year’s Senior B Volleyball All-Ireland final. The girls and their coach Ms. Farragher got a heroes send off from our school in December 2018. The girl’s opponent on the day was Rockford Manor School, Blackrock, Dublin. The girls fought hard during the match and despite a great team performance and skilful rallies the Roscommon girls were defeated on this occasion. Congratulations to all involved on reaching this stage of the competition- a wonderful achievement.
Pictured above are the Convent of Mercy Cadette B Volleyball team who qualified for the All-Ireland Semi Finals at UCD on December 17th 2018. Back Row L-R: Limani Tsatiashvili, Roisín Kilcline, Sinéad Mannion, Reece Higgins, Sally Bolger. Front Row L-R: Nicole Reaney, Ciara Carr, Anna Campbell, Niamh Kelly and Ava McFadden
Well done to the Convent of Mercy 1st year Basketball team who captured the title of North West league winners on Thursday April 4th 2019. They defeated DVS Drumshanbo, who had previously taken the spoils when the two teams collided a few weeks earlier. A tense opening quarter saw the Roscommon girls edge ahead 4-2, thanks to baskets from Etaine Moran and team captain Jennifer Morris. At the halfway point we led 6-5 with Eadaoin Walsh dribbling through the DVS defence for another well taken 2-pointer. From this point onwards the Convent girls pulled away, with Zara Naqui, Jennifer Morris and Etaine Moran landing a number of excellent baskets. As the buzzer sounded, the scoreline stood at Convent of Mercy 20 - 13 DVS Drumshanbo.
Pictured is Jessica Gannon (third year) who came 5th overall in 400m Freestyle and won a bronze medal in the 200m Butterfly event which took place in Lurgan, Co. Armagh in December 2018 . Congratulations on this fantastic achievement Jessica.