The First Year boys and girls played brilliantly in Waterford on Tuesday, 5th December but were up against some very tough teams. They kept their heads high and did the coaches and the school proud.
The boys were competing against St Francis College (Rochestown, Cork), Good Counsel (New Ross, Wexford) and St Joseph’s (The Bish, Galway).
Game 1: Carndonagh CS 2-3 St Francis College
CCS had a great start and went a goal up, scored by Adam Duffy. On the stroke of half-time, CCS missed a great chance to go 2-0 up. St Francis hit on the counter attack with a well taken goal to level the game 1-1 at half-time. Kyran Cantwell was brought on and immediately caused havoc in the opponent's defence with his relentless pressing and work rate and he forced a mistake to put CCS 2-1 up with seven minutes to go. CCS held this lead until three minutes from time. But two quickfire strikes from St Francis marksman Harry Nevin secured a 3-2 victory over CCS.
Game 2: Carndonagh CS 2-5 Good Counsel
The CCS boys started the game off very well again with Lee Coyle scoring in the first few minutes. However, Good Counsel took control and scored an equalizer before scoring from three consecutive corners to lead 4-1 at the break. Mr Doherty emptied the bench at half-time and added fresh legs with Sean O’Donnell in particular standing out. Sean O'D won a penalty which Sean O’Kane converted to make it 4-2. The boys continued to work hard but another goal on the counter attack ensured the final score was 5-2 to Good Counsel.