Published: Tuesday, 15 March 2016 20:47
Watch the CCS Proclamation Day VIDEO
Proclamation Day photos
The sun finally made an appearance this year and it was not before time as the entire school made its way outside to celebrate "Proclamation Day". Activities have been ongoing in CCS in the lead-up to the formal event, including the Flags for Schools Initiative, several 1916 / Somme exhibition visits, proclamations and anthems in every room, and a fantastic mural in the Technology Building - well done to TYC! The March 15th Proclamation, unlike the original, passed off peacefully; the pupils must be commended for their respectful observation of the ceremony. Pupil, Michael White summoned the spirit of the original document with an inspiring oration and the National Anthem was sung to perfection by Aoife Doherty. Principal Paul Fiorentini spoke of pride in history, culture, nationality and school. Members of the school choir and trad group, guided by Ms. Audrey Coyle and Ms. Catriona Doherty, then gave an uplifting rendition of The Foggy Dew. Caoimhe McWilliams brought the curtain down on the event with the haunting sound of the bagpipes.
Published: Monday, 14 March 2016 23:38
All-Ireland Senior Boys Soccer Champions 2016
Diarmuid Moyne, Evan Tweed, Mark Doherty, Brandon Browne, Keelan Doherty, Joe Mc Kinney, Declan Mc Laughlin, Christopher Mc Laughlin (F), Cathal Farren, Fionn Mc Clure, Tiernan Devine, Sam Todd, Martin Fiorentini, Ben Lafferty, Matthew Cavanagh, Brian Mc Eleney, Joshua Lafferty, Darragh Folan, Daniel Houghton, James Mc Kinney, Liam Gallagher, Ryan Diver, Kieran Farren; Manager: Mr. Martin Cavanagh
Watch the best of the All-Ireland Final action... (full match highlights to follow at Easter)
Finn Park Guest Appearance photo album
Watch the All-Ireland Final (full match)
(Disclaimer: One or two words used during the match may not be suitable for grown-ups. Watch at your own risk! Despite the odd choice word, the match was played to the highest standard of sportsmanship and both teams must be commended for their attitude to the game and to each other.)
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SENIOR BOYS SOCCER SQUAD WHO ARE NOW ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS…CCS beat Presentation Brothers College, Cork 2-1 in the National Final in Whitehall, Dublin on Friday, 11th March.
Full match report to follow, along with extended match highlights. For now, here’s a quick synopsis of one of the best days in CCS history…
CCS took the lead on 20 minutes – Cathal Farren leaving the Cork keeper standing with a coolly taken penalty. PBC levelled on the stroke of half-time after some head-tennis in the Carn box. The ball may or may not have crossed the line, but opinions were immaterial as the ref pointed to the centre-circle.
The second half was a scrambly affair, and while CCS were clearly the better team, PBC had arguably the better chances. As full-time approached, either team could have won it, but neither did.
Full-time (90 mins) 1-1
PBC clearly weren’t looking forward to extra-time and there was no doubt that CCS were well ahead in fitness terms. The conditioning showed on six minutes, as some lovely one-touch football gave Christy Fildara a shooting opportunity from the edge of the box. His finish, low into the bottom corner, sent the CCS support into raptures; the writing was on the wall for PBC. But there was still one moment of concern with the final whistle approaching. Daniel Houghton, who had been something of a spectator during extra-time, was called into action at the death. His excellent save, low to his right, ensured that there was no penalty shoot-out. The scenes of celebration after the match have been forty years in the making. An All-Ireland title is finally ours! Well done to the squad and management, and thanks from all at CCS…
Result (after extra-time) CCS 2-1 PBC
(This match report was written from behind a video camera and may bear little or no relation to what actually happened. Proper match report to follow…)