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Christmas Card Competition Winners

Christmas Card Winners 2017

Congratulations and Well Done to the five winners of our Christmas Card Competition:

Valerie Grant 1G
Jennifer Doherty 1G
Aoibhín Nolan 1C
Grainne Crawley 2E
Katie Wilson 2G

Students were invited to design a Christmas Card, with the winning entries printed professionally and sold at the TY Christmas Craft Fayre. We had some fantastic entries but eventually managed to narrow it down to our five winners! Thank you to everyone who entered!

Weekly Maths Puzzle - Puzzle 7 (Sponsored by Banba!)

BanbaHave a go at the following puzzle to win yourself a voucher for a hot chocolate and a tray bake in the delicious Café Banba!! Answers (including name and class) to be posted in the answer box at the Coffee Dock.

Maths Puzzle Week 7

"Sold Out" Success for Christmas Craft Fayre

Christmas Craft Fayre 2017Christmas Craft Fayre 2017 photo album

Bobbles, Christmas jumpers, hot chocolate and wooden snowmen and 120 energetic and enthused TY's...what else could it be but the now traditional TY Christmas Craft Fayre. Friday 1st December saw a large throng of eager Christmas shoppers descend on The Aras where they were greeted by a gargantuan glittering display of all things Yuletide. It didn't take long for the various locally produced (CCS) products to disappear off the stands and into bags to make their way to decorate the homes of Inishowen. By the end of the school day stocks were clearly running low as was evident by the empty tables and perhaps more importantly by the look of sheer (Christmas) joy on the tired TY faces. Many people commented on not only the quality of the items but also on the quality of the sales teams and the almost electric atmosphere throughout the day.

Thanks to everyone who supported the TY Craft Fayre in any way and especially to our ever helpful caretakers. The day was a resounding success once again thanks to the efforts, perseverance and imagination of the TY students who were ably assisted by their Enterprise teachers...Elaine Mc Goldrick, Emma Doherty, Lynn Mc Gowan, Niall Havlin and Mary Harkin. Dragon's Den and The Apprentice wouldn't get a look in! Well done everyone!

Christmas Craft Fayre 2017 photo album

FAI Schools First Year All Ireland Futsal Championships

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.


Boys Futsal Team

All Ireland Futsal Finals photo album

Boys:
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.

Read more: FAI Schools First Year All Ireland Futsal Championships

Lighting of the Trees - Christmas 2017

CCS Christmas Trees 2017

Lighting of the Trees photo album

Last year, Tony Lafferty lit the tree at the gym as part of our annual 'Day of Action'. Tony was at the switch again in 2017, this time co-hosting with Darragh Gallagher in light of the fact that there are TWO CCS trees this Christmas. The local hospice ward and The Irish Heart Foundation will definitely get a boost thanks to the efforts of Mr. John Farren, Mr. Con McMonagle, Mr. Sean McGeoghegan, and of course all those who contributed to the fund. While the trees are now bearing the fruits of the fundraiser, it's never too late to contribute. Just see one of the aforementioned members of staff to "buy a bulb". Bulbs cost €5. And remember, you're not REALLY buying a bulb, you're helping someone you probably know. Many thanks to all who have contributed so far.