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Rice College Book lists 2014/2015 Academic Year

The following is a comprehensive book list required for the 2014/2015 academic year. To view the lists, click on the links. To download, right click on the link and ‘save link as‘ to your computer.

Good Luck LC & JC Students

The best of luck to all Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate students who are undertaking exams.

CAO News for Leaving Cert. Students

If you wish to make a change to your course choices you may do so online at from Monday May 5th. This facility will remain open until July 1st.

Schools Athletics

Rice College were again very competitive and successful in the Irish Schools Athletics. 20 students took part in the regionals which was held in Sligo IT. The lads who qualified then went on to take part in the Connacht finals.

We had great performances from everyone but in particular special mention must go to Sean O’ Hanlan who came third in minor 1500m, James Corcoran who qualified in the Junior 200m and Shot Putt, Robbie Harper was excellent in the 800m coming first and Con Doherty, Aaron Doherty and Eoin Mc Laughlin all qualified in 5km and 1500m respectfully. The last race of the day saw David Harper win his last Connacht schools title for Rice College in the 1500m in spectacular fashion by making up 200 meters in the last lap to win the title.

On Saturday the 31st of May the All Irelands were held in Tullamore, Co. Offaly. We were unfortunate as we had a few injuries due to illness etc. but the three lads who competed were excellent. James Corcoran and Robbie Harper all broke PBs in their respective events and again David Harper delivered a brilliant performance in a very cagy 1500m to win Silver in the senior boys 1500.

Congratulations to all the students who took part this year in Cross Country and Athletics. We have had a very successful year by winning the All Ireland Senior Cross Country and making history as the first Connacht Senior boy’s school to win the All Ireland. Also the Junior boys won silver in the All Irelands and the Minor boys won Connacht.  Thanks to all the teachers and our sponsors who helped out during the year.








Rice College All Ireland Cross Country Champions 2014 pictured with staff and sponsors.

Back row L to R: Brian McManamon, Padraig Hughes (Teachers), Eoin Long, David Harper, Michael McLoughlin (Cathaoirleach), Aichlinn O Reilly, Michael Rabbette (Principal), Ed Rose (Allergan Pharmaceuticals), Fergal Macken (Teacher).

Front row L to R: Jack Cashman, Joe Hastings, Diarmuid Mc Grael, Con Doherty and Fionnula McLaughlin (Alter Ego Salon). Missing from photo Sean Flynn and Eoin Hughes (Portwest).









Eoin Hughes of Port west and Jennifer Mc Nally presenting winners fleeces to the Rice College athletes who are the All Ireland Champions in Senior Cross country. A big thank you to Eoin Hughes and Portwest for all their help over the year.

Backrow L to R: Eoin long, Joe Hastings, Aichlinn O Reilly, Jack Cashman, David Harper, Fergal Macken (Teacher)

Front row L to R: Padraig Hughes (Teacher), Con Doherty, Eoin Hughes and Jennifer Mc Nally (Portwest), Diarmuid Mc Grael and Brian Mc Manamon (Teacher)

Mental Health Ireland Survey Results

Rice College recently underwent a ‘Promoting Positive Mental Health Week’ in conjunction with Mental Health Ireland. A number of activities were organised by Vice Principal Ms. Sinead McManus and Mental Health Coordinator Mr. Niall Dunne which helped to promote positive living.

The following are the results of a survey carried out by the students sharing their thoughts on a variety of topics. To view the data, please click on the following link:

U16s Connaught ‘A’ Semi-Final Vs Gort

Commiserations to the U16s as they lost 3-2 to Gort in the Connaught ‘A’ U16 semi-final. Gort were a big physical team who in fairness, could play a bit. However, Rice looked technically superior in the majority of areas but just couldn’t break down a stubborn Gort rearguard. They can be extremely proud of their efforts and on another day, they might have got that bit of luck that eluded them. They are to coin a phrase ‘a class team’ who will hopefully win some silverware at the U17-18-19 grades. Unfortunately as they discovered in this match, nothing in life is guaranteed. Best of luck in the future lads. Thanks to Mr. Dunne and Mr. Clarke for looking after the team and TJ Hughes for the excellent photos of the match.