Rosmini. Basketball school of the year.

The school received great news last week. Rosmini has been awarded school of the year for their league.This is a great honour for us and is a reward for all our hard work and endeavour over the last few years. In each of the last three seasons we have contested three league finals. In 2015 we were runners up in U-19 C final, in 2016 we were plate winners at U-16 D league and this year we were the U-16 D league champions.

Sports Day

Mr McKevitt encourages Cian McEvoy in the Bungee Run
The girls' 800m
The boys' 800m
Line up for the start of the sack race

Sports Day took place on Friday last (12 May). The rain threatened but never fully arrived as the morning continued. There was a great mix of serious and novelty events. The senior boys and girls 100m, 400m and 800m races were closely contested (full details to follow). Amongst the novelty events, the 'Human Table Football' and 'Bungee Run' were very popular as were the more traditional three-legged and sack races and the jelly-eating contest!

Paul Geoghegan makes debut at German Judo Blind Open in Heidelberg

Transition Year student Paul Geoghegan recently made his international debut at the German judo Blind Open at the -73kg category. Paul weighed in at 72.8kg and declared "phew, now it's time to eat!." There were many world ranking players in Paul's category so the important goal was to gain experience and prepare for the future. As coach and past pupil Colly Kiernan said, "The competition was fierce, Athletes from all over the world were present, I use the term Athletes because that’s what they were, some of the most competitive and able bodied judo players I have ever seen.

U-16's Win Basketball Final 40-25

The U-16 Basketball team beat Ballinteer Community School in the final of the competition in the Oblate Hall in Inchicore, Wednesday, 14th December. Cheered on by a busload of supporters Rosmini started well, opening a four-point lead with baskets scored by Gareth Breslin. The Rosmini defence was solid to begin with but Ballinteer gained a foothold towards the end of the quarter. Rosmini led 10 -8 at the break.

Rosmini Contest Basketball Semi-final

On Tuesday, 30th November, Rosmini played Sutton Park in the semi-final of the U16 Basketball League. We are having a great season so far having defeated Fingall CC, Ardgillan CC, Trinity Comprehensive and Salesian College, Celbridge. We had an excellent start to this game with early scores from Ethan Hackett Kissane [captain] and JJ Jimenez. Defensively we were very strong and kept Sutton Park scoreless until the end of the first quarter. Some poor shooting and lack of concentration in the second quarter allowed them back into the game.

Continued Success for Basketball Team

The under 16 Basketball team is having a great season. We are unbeaten in all games so far this year. Here are a few scorelines:
Rosmini 28 – 18 Ardgillan
Rosmini 40 – 18 Fingal Community College
Rosmini 50 – 20 Trinity Comprehensive
Quarter final:
Rosmini 43 – 18 Salesians
We have a well-balanced team with experienced and players new to the game. We train each Wednesday in DCU St Pats..
Roll on to the semis. Go Rosser!!

Some Memories of Last Year

A quick look back over the previous academic year has brought the memories flooding back of some highlights that we failed to mark on the webpage. The pictures show the first years taking part in some bodhran classes. When the fine tuning was perfected, parents were invited in for a performance. Senior classes visited Poland and were very impressed by the Salt Mines. The third years took part in a debating competition and won.

Rosmini Girls Soccer.

Girls Football
Girls Football

On the 12th of May 2016 Rosmini Girls Soccer played a junior match again Ringsend College. The match was played in very high spirits on a sun drenched pitch in Irishtown stadium. The final result in a very competitive match was 13-11 to Ringsend College. Both sides really enjoyed the match, made new friends and got a bit of a tan! Well played Rosmini