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Ski Trip to Folgaria (February 2019)

Ski Trip Folgaria 2019

Ski Trip 2019 Photo Album

This year, 83 staff and students went to Folgaria, Italy for the 2019 Ski Tour. It was an early/late start as we left the school at midnight on 15th February for Dublin Airport. After the last normal food was eaten (Burger King in Terminal 1 for Mr Havlin's group, and probably something similar for Mr McGuinness' group in Terminal 2), the groups boarded their flights to Italy. Mr Havlin's group got to the hotel first as they flew into Venice, with Mr McGuinness' group arriving an hour later from Milan. The hotel was basic, but it did the trick for all the tired bodies.

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Molly Simmons - Ulster Boxing Champion

Molly Simmons Ulster ChampionIt's fair to say that first impressions of Molly Simmons (TYD) don't necessarily suggest "champion boxer". But on Sunday, 28th April, that's exactly what she became. Molly (Carndonagh ABC) picked up the 57Kg division to become Ulster Champion. Things escalate quickly as she joins several Donegal girls in the Irish Championship on Friday, 3rd May at the National Stadium. We wish Molly all the best as she advances to the national stage. No one in CCS would bet against her taking home another medal.

CCS is a WWGS Global Citizens School

WWGS Global Citizens 2019

Carndonagh CS recently became a WWGS Global Citizens Passport holder. Global Citizenship Education (GCE) is an educational process aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of the rapidly changing, interdependent and unequal world in which we live. GCE helps students to become global citizens who take action to transform the world we live in for the better. Congrats and well done to Lauren McDaid, Molly Simmons, Bláithín Gillen and Grainne O'Leary who ensured that the school's application was well represented.

Corey scores as Ireland beat the Welsh

On Thursday, 25th April, the Irish schoolboy soccer team beat Wales 5-3 in a thrilling encounter at Home Farm. At one stage in the second half, CCS could boast that a quarter of the team were from the school with Jack Doherty, Lee McLaughlin and Corey McBride all on the pitch. Corey certainly went home happy, scoring Ireland's fourth (and his first International goal). The video above should kick in just as Corey is kicking in a cracking finish! If it doesn't, just head for about 1 hour 52 minutes...All the best to the lads as they continue to fly the flag for school and country.

Seagate Smart City Awards - “Smood”

STEM 2019

Emma McCloskey, Caoimhe Murray, Ciara Harkin and Demi Donaghy from TY, all took part in the ‘Seagate Smart City’ competition in St Mary’s College in Derry on Monday the 8th of April. The girls won the competition with their idea ‘Smood’, which is a student mood detector in the school which aims to combat mental health issues. Well done to the girls with their success!!

Girls Soccer - Same Old CCS, Always Winning!

First Year Girls Soccer 2019

The 1st year girls recently advanced to the Ulster Final after a hard-fought comeback victory vs Loreto Letterkenny (2-1). They will play either Loreto Milford or Scoil Mhuire Buncrana in the final.

Match report: In a tight affair, Loreto Letterkenny started much the stronger. CCS were put under sustained pressure and after a scramble in the box, a Loreto player toe-poked the ball home. This was the wake-up call CCS needed. They begin to up the tempo and the game became a lot more even. An excellent ball over the top put Ailish Doherty through on goal and she finished expertly. Just before half-time CCS went 2-1 up after an excellent cross by Alanah Brennan was finished by Clara Gill at the back post. The scoreline was 2-1 at half-time. The CCS backline were excellent in the 2nd half and it was a really tight game, but CCS prevailed to win 2-1; an excellent win away from home against a strong Loreto Letterkenny.