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Wednesday 27TH APRIL 2016

Just to ensure that parents do not drop off students at the school gates on Wednesday - these are the PNS (Park’N’Stride) locations in Westport.

  • Lidl (Newport Rd)
  • Tesco (Ballinrobe Rd)
  • Carpark at West Mayo Municipal District
  • Portwest Carpark (Castlebar Rd)
  • Skateboard Carpark (West Road)
  • Mill Street/High Street Carpark (Upper Level)

Enquires to:

Eva McIntyre

Green Schools Travel Education Officer

Westport Smarter Travel School Project

T: 087 2471840






TY Students star in Delphi promo Videos

Well done to the TY students of Rice College and the Sacred Heart who participated in a number of Delphi Adventure Centre activities recently. Their travails can be viewed in the accompanying videos.

You can find the videos here:

Adventure Camps Video:

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Your School Tour (GoPro) Video:

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School Tour Video:

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Rice College senior rugby vs Gortnor Abbey from Crossmolina

Rice College senior rugby team lost narrowly to Gortnor Abbey from Crossmolina at Ballina’s rugby grounds in Ballina. The day was perfect for a game of rugby in terms of weather, with the sun splitting the rocks. Rice College started the better of the two sides, dominating possession with Brenden Mac Loughlin making great inroads into the Gortnor abbey territory with some great runs. Rice College opened the scoring with a penalty early in the first half by out half Ryan Moran. Some sloppy play at break down and strict refereeing saw Gortnor Abbey get two kickable penalties both of which they missed. The game was seesawing from one side to the other with the abbey side getting the better of some of the play, but for some strong defensive tackles from the Westport lads, such as Chris O ‘Donnell and Peter Spellman.

Rice College score the first try in the second half when scrum-half Aidan Walsh darted through the abbey defences to score a brilliant try, this was duly converted by Ryan Moran. Rice College started to sit back on their lead though lost a player to a yellow card due to infringement at the ruck to which the referee was constantly penalising for. Gortnor abbey played their way back into the game. They scored a converted try to have the score 10-7 and then despite good defending form the Westport side, Gortnor abbey side finally got the try their pressure had warranted. The conversion was missed leaving the score at 10-12 with the Crossmolina side in the lead for the first time. Gortnor Abbey then capitalised on a mistake by Rice College to score a third try to stretch their lead to 17-10 with the conversion missed. Rice College regrouped and started to gain more possession and with it more territory. Scrum half Aidan Walsh scored his second try mirror image of his first with a brilliant break through the abbey defence to score. Unfortunately the conversion to tie the match was narrowly missed. Rice College desperately tried to get the winning score, but couldn’t string the decisive move together to break the Abbeys defence down. The referee blow for the final play and Rice College were left with a lot of what ifs and what could have been.

Better protection of the ball when they had it and a more phased continuity of play by Rice College using the more powerful forwards might have seen a better result.

1st Yr GAA Connacht Qr. Final

1st Yr Connacht Qr. Final V Summerhill Sligo
This was a keenly contested match. Unfortunately we went down by the narrowest of margins!
This is a team with an excellent future. Excellent work has been put in by Managers, Kevin McLoughlin and Joe Cuddy which will hopefully ensure future success. Check out a snapshot of the match courtesy of TJ Hughes.

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