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John Doherty Memorial Walk 2016

John Doherty Memorial Walk 2016

On Thursday, 19th May, staff members headed for Glenevin Waterfall and the Annual John Doherty Memorial Walk. The weather didn't permit a tour of the Urris Lakes, but the waterfall was no less of a spectacle. Over €500 was raised for charity among the staffrooms. Many thanks to all members of staff who participated and contributed. We continue to remember John Doherty as a colleague, friend and avid hillwalker.

Matthew Duffy, Donegal Junior Bake-off Champion 2016

Matthew Duffy Bake off 2016Congratulations to 5th year pupil, Matthew Duffy who won the 'Great Donegal Junior Bake Competition' on Friday, 20th May. The competition took place in the Highlands Hotel in Glenties in association with Paul Kelly, celebrity chef from the Great Irish Bake-off. As part of his prize, Matthew will spend a day with Paul Kelly in the 5-star Merrion Hotel in Dublin where he will get to see first-hand the workings of a professional pastry chef. Sweet!

Softball a Big Hit with Transition Years

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TY Softball photo album

Softball - a cross between rounders and baseball...But when it's played by 50+ TY pupils, it's a different game altogether. The TY PE groups, marshalled by Mr. Spencer and Mr. Bogan, were recently introduced to the great American pastime. While the rules were implemented loosely, and the number of players on the field was marginally high, there's no doubt that Softball is here to stay. Huge entertainment value!...The TYs LOVED it. But they couldn't have loved it more than their coaches, who took every opportunity to get in the game. Softball is now an integral part of the TY PE programme. It was originally introduced as a gesture towards our Sister City friends in St. Charles (St. Louis), Missouri. Who knew it would catch on? Sure, most of the key rules may never be used, but that doesn't mean it ain't FUN! Thanks to Jim "Coach" O'Dell from St. Charles for the actual softball...which isn't soft at all...With the first swing of the Little League bat, the Carndonagh Cardinals were born!

Matthew in the Mix at Junior Bake-off

MatthewDuffyOn Friday, 20th May 2016, Matthew Duffy will represent the school in the Great Donegal Junior Bake-off in association with Paul Kelly of the Great Irish Bake-off. The event takes place in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties. We would like to take this opportunity to wish Matthew every success in the competition.

Check out the cakes close-up...

Fourth Years Visit The National Gallery & The National Museum

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National Gallery / National Museum Fourth Year Trip photo album

On Tuesday, 3rd May, Fourth Year Art pupils visited both the National Gallery and the National Museum in Dublin. Despite some disruption in the National Gallery due to the highly anticipated Da Vinci Exhibition, the pupils were treated to an impressive display of fine Irish and European works. In the National Museum, the pupils got a close-up view of Ireland's most impressive archaeological finds. The experience of both the Gallery and the Museum will be of significance when the Leaving Cert finally arrives, so the notebooks and clipboards were out in numbers. Overall, it was an enjoyable and educational afternoon for the pupils. The trip was coordinated by Mrs. McDermott and Ms. McGee.

CCS Retain the Derryveagh Crystal Schools' Golf Title

CCS Schools Golf 2016 CCS Schools Golf 2016 II
Stephen McGonigle, Oisin McGonigle, Conor McColgan, Ryan McLaughlin,
Teacher Kevin McCarron, Ben Collins, Scott McElhinney, DJ McGeoghan
Conor McColgan, centre, being presented with his
individual winner's prize by organiser Edward Harvey.

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The CCS team emerged the victors, for the second year running, in a very close contest, played out at Dunfanaghy Golf Club on Friday, 6th May. In glorious sunshine, all the finalists were still in the hunt for the title as the last few cards were handed in.

Carndonagh's Conor McColgan proved the difference, with a magnificent individual score of 41 points, enough to clinch the title for CCS and secure for himself the individual winner's prize. The CCS team was an example of consistency, with all the boys scoring in the 30s.

Team Captain, Scott McElhinney, showed he will have little difficulty playing off his new 7 handicap. Team stalwarts, Ben Collins, Stephen McGonigle and DJ Mc Geoghan will surely be destined for lower single figure handicaps by the end of the summer. Ryan McLaughlin and Oisin McGonigle will be feared by every team next year, as we watch their handicaps tumble. Recognition also goes to Conor Quigley who was unavailable to play in the final.
Congratulations to all the boys!