GO FUND ME Link - https://www.gofundme.com/put-carn-community-school-on-trial/donate Help Carndonagh Community School defend Ireland’s honour... When the Carndonagh Community School (CCS) mock trial team competed in the National competition, they were very much the underdogs. The CCS team overcame overwhelming odds to qualify to represent Ireland in the World Mock Trial Championships in New York. It was both an incredible achievement and an…Read More
Fair Teade Week photo album CCS celebrated Fair Trade Fortnight from Monday 27th Feb - Friday 10th March. Thanks to all the TYs who gave of their lunchtimes to make FT crêpes; Aileen Doherty, Katie Durey, Aisling McCarron, Rachel Devlin, Shanice O’Donnell, Lisa McLaughlin, Lauren Devlin, Ben Nelson and Katlyn Grant. Thanks also to Rachel Moore and Laura Cobo Ibanez for…Read More
Well, what a busy year this has been in CCS regarding Numeracy! Here are some of our initiatives that we have worked on throughout the year with regards to promoting problem solving. Numeracy Photo Album Weekly Puzzle First Year Quiz – During maths week, all First Year classes participated in a maths quiz. Problems varied from questions on the First Year…Read More
Trash 'n' Fashion 2017 photo album Trash 'n' Fashion 2017 Facebook video Well done to all the students involved in the Trash ‘n’ Fashion competition in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Thursday, 18th May. They did CCS proud! A big congratulations to Niamh Grant 5E who came first in the Upcycle Section; Caoilinn Diver 5D and Maggie O’Connor 5C who finished…Read More
Match report courtesy of Carndonagh Community School's chief football correspondent, Callum Harley (6th year) It was announced last week that we had to see out the season with a final away game to St. Eunan's College. This was to be the end for the likes of The Captain, Leader, Warrior, Tosser, Spaltterer, one game wonder, Sam Tod...Candy Stripes hopeful Cathal…Read More
Clodagh McGonigle (1F) is the latest Irish boxing sensation to emerge from Carndonagh ABC, having claimed the gold medal at the National Girls Championships in Dublin on Friday, 19th May. Clodagh battled her way to a 3-2 victory in the Girl-2 final. Jessica Clarke (6A), already a multiple Irish champion, also deserves plaudits despite narrowly losing out (3-2) in the…Read More
2017-18 : Schedule of Reopening / Holiday Calendar / Booklists
CCS U16s played St. Columba's, Stranorlar for the County Title on Wednesday, 5th April 2017 at Letterkenny Rugby Club. St. Columba's kicked off and the CCS forwards caught and drove forward by securing rucks and strong carries. CCS were camped in the opposition's 22 for the first 15 minutes before a knock-on was kicked downfield by St. Columba's. A penalty was conceded by the Carn men for not releasing at the breakdown. Posts were called and points taken. CCS were infringing at the breakdown again inside their own half and the Stranorlar side took advantage of the position and scored, making it 6 - 0 on 25 minutes.
CCS composed themselves and from the restart made great territory. The forwards flashed the ball out to the backs for centre Dylan Doherty to cross the whitewash for the first try. Conversion missed, 6 – 5. With 5 minutes to go in the first half, CCS conceded yet another penalty and the half ended 9 - 5 to St. Columba's.
In the second half, CCS had the wind at their backs and dominated possession through great work by the forwards and back line. Tries scored by Stephen Kelly, Michael Harkin and finally PJ Callaghan under the post saw the CCS lads winning 26 – 9, with Mark Scott converting three of the scores.
Stephen Kelly was presented with the Donegal U16s trophy by Gerard Doherty and celebrations began; a well-deserved result for the commitment shown by all the players throughout the year.
U16s Squad: 1) Paddy Monagle TYC, 2) Eoin Doherty 5G, 3) Finin Mac Lochlainn 5E, 4) Michael Harkin TYD, 5) James Kelly 2B, 6) PJ Callaghan 5C, 7) Patrick O'Leary 5G, 8) Stephen Kelly 3B, 9) Connor Quigley 5D, 10) Mark Scott 3B, 11) Tony Keyes 3G, 12) Dylan Doherty 5F, 13) Odhran Cavanagh 3B, 14) William John Callaghan 5D, 15) Ultan Doherty 5G, 16) Sean Carroll 3D, 17) Ethan Harkin TYB, 18) Darragh McCormick TYC, 19) Paddy Doherty 5A, 20) Christopher Gill 5F, 21) Caolán Whoriskey 3D and 22) Christopher McDaid 3B.
What a way to spend St. Patrick's Day. Over 50 TYs travelled to Dublin in the early hours of Friday 17th March to participate in the annual parade in Dublin. The students displayed many talents on the journey down - face painting, eyebrow shaping, eyebrow painting, cheek enhancing, eyelash tinting, lip enhancing, eyeliner flicks and costume change - and that was just the boys. Thankfully the weather held out and the students did CCS proud.
Congratulations to Transition Year pupils, Eimear Smith, Brigid Doherty, Danielle Houghton, Katie Durey, Rachel Devlin and Caiti Farren, who have made it through to the semi-final of the Young Environmentalist Awards 2017. The girls have developed a fully functional hydroelectric phone charger. Powerful stuff! Well done girls.