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Rockwell College welcomed back over 30 pupils from the Class of 2004 on Saturday May 24th. Fr. Knight celebrated Mass in the Chapel with the group and this was followed by a tour of the College and a meal in the Fathers' Refectory. The group were delighted with the changes and the improvements in the facilities since their time at the College. Thanks to Emma-Jane Morrissey from LC 2004 for organising the event.  


Congratulations to Niamh Harrington, First Year, who won the Individual Speaker competition at the Junior Munster Schools' competition in UCC recently. The competition is hosted by the UCC Philosophical Society. The motion for the debate was "That This House would not have forced Boston College to hand over the tapes", in reference to the recordings of interviews with suspected IRA members held by Boston College. Niamh proposed the motion, defeating speakers from PBC, Mount Mercy and Scoil Mhuire in Cork. Niamh is pictured here with Ciaran Healy, who won the First Year Debating League in Rockwell this year.

Prize Day Stills
Prize Day List


Talent Show


Reunion May 2014

Congratulations to our Senior Hockey Team

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Senior Hockey Win


U15 Blitz Win



Congratulations to Natasha Kaar (TY) who took fourth place in the 100m Breaststroke at the National Finals, held on May 5th in the National Aquatic Centre. Well done to Rockwell College past pupils Tom Mulcahy (Coach), Gerry Hurley (Captain) and Darragh Lyons (Man of the Match) following Cork Con's victory in the Bateman Cup Final against UCD on Saturday, May 4th. Audrey O' Byrne

Junior Girls Tag Rugby Win



The Ireland U18 Schools starting XV to play France U18s tomorrow, 15th April, has been announced. Seán O'Connor from Rockwell College is selected for the second-row.

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Rockwell Students Win Chinese Scholarship (by Sean Ryan)

Two Rockwell College Transition Year students who are currently studying Chinese will travel to Shanghai, China on the 13th of April as part of a scholarship programme by UCC Confucius Institute. Johanna O'Sullivan (16) and Aine Heffernan (16) have been learning Chinese for all of Transition Year and have a keen interest in the language. They will join 94 other scholarship winners from all over Ireland who will travel to Shanghai to further their knowledge of the Chinese language and culture. The photo shows (left to right) Mr Patrick Egan (Transition Year Co-ordinator), Johanna O'Sullivan, Aine Heffernan and Ms Sung Ji (Chinese teacher).  

Mark Bergin (Click Here)

Rockwell Student Wins Prize at National Press Pass Awards (by Sean Ryan)

A Rockwell College Transition Year student was among the top prize winners at the National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI) Press Pass writing and photography awards held at the National Convention Centre in Dublin on Thursday last. Mark Bergin (16) from Clonmel finished second in the Sports writing category for his article entitled ''The €6 Million Filly' which is based on the sale of Makin's Irish Oak's winner at Goff's Bloodstock sales in Kildare last November. While he has a keen interest in horses Mark made the particular trip that day to Goff's to what he described as ''one of the most significant events in Bloodstock''. He later decided to enter the competition for the NNI after being encouraged by Transition Year Co-ordinator Mr Patrick Egan and English teacher Ms Wini Ryan. Mark, who is the son of Jillian and Seamus Bergin from the Colville Road in Clonmel, was one of 18,000 transition year students from 300 schools around the country that took part in the competition, with the shortlisted students attending the awards ceremony. Speaking at the event Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn congratulated Mark and the other prize winners. “We need people like you who want to report on the world and understand why the world is the way it is,” said Mr Quinn. “Don’t take our democracy for granted. There are many countries where news is simply not available or where you can’t articulate your own interpretation of events,” Mr Quinn added.

JCT 3 V PBC 20


JCT10 Castletroy 7


JCT 10 Castletroy 10


SCT 10 St Munchin's 23


JCT 5 Glenstal 5


Rockwell SCT 13 C.Troy 20

Congratulations to Sean McNulty, (LC 2013) who has been selected for the Ireland U19 team to play Australia Schools in Ravenhill.

U.C.D Entrance Awards: (L/R) Neville Flynn, Ally Barlow, Simon Sharpe, Aine O'Dwyer, and Michael Purcell.



Congratulations to all those who took part in "Toastmasters Debating 2013".




Congratulations to Conor Beary, 5th Year, who took Third place in the
U-18 category in the World Powerlifting Championships in Edinburgh last

Best of luck to the pupils from TY & 6th Year involved in the
Soroptimists' Public Speaking Competition, the Irish Debating
competition & the Munster School's debating competition between Nov.
15th and 20th.


Lochlin English and Aine Heffernan, originally awarded 10 "A" grades and one "B" each at Higher Level, upgraded to 11 "A" Grades in Junior Cert.



CSPE and "Tipp to Kenya"



Spiritan Youth Day (Click Here)



Congratulations to the following pupils of the Rockwell College Class of 2013 who have been listed as "U.C.D. Entrance Scholars" for this year:Ally Barlow, Neville Flynn, Aine O'Dwyer, Michael Purcell, and Simon Sharpe.

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U.C.D. Entrance Scholars are first year students recognised for their academic achievement: they have achieved 560 points or more in their Leaving Certificate.
These awards are part of a U.C.D. initiative to recognise exceptional students when they join the College.
The students and the College will be recognised at an Awards Ceremony in U.C.D. O’Reilly Hall, Belfield, on Monday, November 11th at 6p.m. Well done to all the students from everyone in Rockwell College.



Congratulations to Ashley Maher (LC 2013) from Clonmel, who has been
awarded a Scholarship at NUI Maynooth following her Leaving Certificate
results. Ashley will be awarded a cash bursary and will be supported
with the option of on-campus accommodation. Only entrants to Maynooth
with an excess of 525 points are granted this award. Well done Ashley!


Fr.Hally presents a short history of Rockwell. Click here to view.


Sesquicentenary Opening Mass


Congratulations to the Junior Cert. class of 2012-2013!

Above:Lochlin English and Aine Heffernan, 10 A grades in Hons. Subjects.

Below: Junior Certs. celebrating 6 A grades in Hons. Subjects.


Congratulations to Sixth and Seventh Year 2013!

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Update Summer

Congratulations and best wishes to the following pupils, past and present:

Well done to Sean McCarthy, (LC 2012) who represented Ireland in the Junior Rugby World Cup this summer. It was a fantastic display by all the team and a great honour to have Rockwell College represented. Sean captained Rockwell College to Senior Cup victory in March 2012.
Good luck to Andrew Duncan (Third Year) who will travel to the World Transplant Games as part of Team Ireland. Andrew, who recently completed his Junior Certificate examinations, will compete in Squash following his kidney transplant in Temple Street Children’s University Hospital earlier this year. Best of luck Andrew!
Congratulations to Kieran McCarthy (LC 2007) who has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright scholarship, one of only 37 across the EU. Kieran will pursue an LLM in Georgetown University. The Fulbright awards are given annually to allow EU students pursue their studies in the top universities in the United States. Kieran, a native of Cahir, Co. Tipperary, is a graduate of UCD and has recently completed a Masters in International Affairs in Paris.

Best of luck to Aoife Walsh, who was crowned Miss Ireland last weekend. Aoife, who attended Rockwell College from 2001-2005, will represent Ireland in the Miss World Finals in September.