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The U16s rugby team travelled to Ballymena on Wednesday, 19th October to play in the Pollock Cup - a competition for the best secondary schools in the province.
CCS played Carrick in the first game. The boys were slow to start after the two-hour bus journey. Carrick scored after 3 mins, with no conversion. The CCS team started to string a few phases together. Michael Harkin, with good strength and vision, drove over for our first score (not converted) after 6 minutes. After half-time, both teams tackled well and the Carrick boys finished a slick back-line move under the post (converted) two minutes from time. Full-time score: CCS 5 - Carrick 12.
In the second game, CCS played Sperrin and both sides showed great tackling and rucking skills. Some clever play out of CCS’s own 22 by full-back Doherty pinned Sperrin back continuously, but CCS could not break down their defence. Full-time score: CCS 0 - Sperrin 0.
In the final pool game, Fivemiletown were the opposition and CCS dominated from the off with Michael Harkin and Shaun Doherty scoring; Mark Scott converting one. Full time score CCS 12 - Fivemiletown 0. The team watched the last game in hope that the score would have been on our side. But Carrick progressed to the final against Craigavon. Carrick won the Pollock Cup in the end.
Team: Paddy Monagle, Owen Doherty, Caolan Whoriskey, Michael Harkin, Finin McLaughlin, Dylan Doherty, Patrick O'Leary, Stephen Kelly (captain), Andrew Cunningham, Christopher McDaid, Mark Scott, Odhran Cavanagh, Tony Keyes, William John Callaghan, Anton McLaughlin, Patrick Doherty, PJ Callaghan, Shaun Doherty, Sean Carroll, Ultan Doherty, Ethan Harkin and Patrick O'Leary.
Oisin McGonigle emerged as the overall individual winner, as CCS kicked off their campaign to retain the Donegal Schools' Golf title for the third year in a row. Conditions were perfect as CCS took on St Eunan's, Loreto Milford and Scoil Mhuire at Stranorlar & Ballybofey Golf Club last Thursday. Oisin, recently cut to a 12 handicap, returned a fine score of 38 points (which included 2 blanked holes!!), to secure first place on the day. After Day 1, the CCS team find themselves in 3rd position.
Photo courtesy of Donegal Daily
On Wednesday 19th October, ten TY Enterprise students were the overall winners in Donegal ETB's Enterprise Day earning themselves the title of Entrepreneurs of the Year 2016! This was a fantastic achievement as over 200 students from across Donegal participated in the event.
This competition is designed to encourage students to explore their innovative and enterprise skills and involves working as a team to develop a product and pitch their idea to a judging panel made up of local business people. The students are also given the opportunity of working alongside a business mentor.
Presented with a set of materials ranging from paper plates and pegs to balloons and straws, the students created an electronic scanner that would help students highlight the most important elements of their notes and transfer the information to their phones, iPads and laptops.
Having impressed the judges with their initial pitch, the students secured a top three place and were then invited to pitch their idea once again, this time to a packed room of over 250 people!
Congratulations and well done to the winning students - Ben Nelson, Rachel Devlin, Ellen Simmons, Aidan Doherty, Kate Hunter, Rory McElroy, Amy Doherty, Emma Johnson, Brigid Doherty and Lauren Devlin. You did everyone proud!