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VEX Robotics Competition 2019

Robotics 2019

On Friday 29th April, CCS students took part in the VEX Robotics Competition held in LYIT. Nine schools from Donegal took part, with twelve teams in total as two schools had teams entered with robots sponsored by FinTech companies. There were twenty-four matches in the heat stage which CCS won! Sadly, CCS were knocked out in the semi-final by a crafty Letterkenny team who trapped the CCS robot for the majority of the match. The team worked hard building and coding the robot since December and planning their strategy. Well done to the boys for a fantastic achievement! Construction team members were: David McGonigle 5C, Dean Grant 5F, Tony Diver 5D, Ronan Kelly 5B, Conor Doherty 5C and Paul McGonigle 5E. Coding team: Dean Grant 5F and Lorcan Smith TYF. The driver on the day was David, who did brilliantly as did the entire team.

Camera Club - April Theme - PEOPLE

Our APRIL theme for the Camera Club photo competition is… People! All pupils / staff are welcome to enter. The deadline is 30th April 2019. Three photos maximum. Prizes on offer! You need to give your name, class and a title for each photo as you enter them please. Staff entries are judged separately.

On your Google Drive, share your favourite photos that suit the theme, or you may email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or why not bring them along to the next Camera Club meeting, Fridays in 306A / Computer Room 119. For more details contact Mrs O’Brien. PS Let me know soon what you would like as the theme for May if you have a suggestion.

Donegal IMTA Competition

IMTA2019The Maths Department would again like to congratulate Ciara Gilmore and Alisha O’Connor on winning joint-first in the IMTA Donegal Junior Maths Competition 2018. Cormac McLaughlin 1D and Jenna Gallagher 1F took part in this year's event in Stranorlar on Friday, 29th March. Details to follow...

U15 Soccer - First Half Blitz Puts Girls in National Picture

U15 Girls Soccer 2019

U15 Girls Soccer - Ulster Final 2019 photo album

(Many thanks to Shay McLaughlin (JM) Transition Year for the superb matchday photography.)

Our U15 girls are champions of Ulster after an excellent 4-2 victory over Loreto Letterkenny at Aileach FC. The girls put in an excellent shift from 1st minute to last with an inspired opening half paving the way to victory. The girls started the game well on top and had one or two openings for Emma Devlin and Ellie Long, stopped with some last ditch defending by the formidable Loreto defence. However, this all changed in the 10th minute when Sophie Murphy ran onto a well weighted ball over the top and drove a shot over the keeper and in off the crossbar. The girls were 1-0 up and well in command. Loreto battled fiercely and the CCS defence did well to hold them at bay after a bit of sustained pressure. CCS went 2-0 up five minutes before half time after Ellie Long guided home a pinpoint free kick from Katherine Doherty. Then in the last play of the half Sophie Murphy again outran the Loreto defence and stroked the ball to the net. The girls were 3-0 up at half time but were very calm and level headed during the break, knowing they would have to deal with an onslaught from Loreto in the 2nd half.

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Camera Club Roundup - Animal Theme Winners

Congratulations to Niamh McLaughlin 1A for her winning ANIMAL THEME photo - "Skye". 

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There was tight competition, but the 2nd place winner in the student category was Conor McEleney 2D for his photo of his dog.

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Congratulations to Elaine Meehan for her winning animal theme photo in the Staff section - "It's my ball and you're not getting it!"

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Seachtain na Gaeilge 2019

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After a tough week of Mocks most years settled back into routine with Seachtain na Gaeilge. It was a very successful week with a number of different activities taking places. We would like to give a big thank you to the P.E. Dept. who taught some of their classes through Irish, the Art Dept. who did Irish posters based on Irish Seanfhocail and the Music Dept. who learnt Ed Sheeran’s Galway Girl, through Irish. Within the Irish Dept. games, competitions and activities were held in class to promote the language in a fun way. The junior years had bingo, spelling bees, quizzes and poster competitions. And the Fifth years had their annual Tráth an gCeist on Thursday morning, which was won by, Roisin Toland, Doireann Ní Cheallaigh, Lainey Lyons and Ailbhe Mc Laughlin .There was also a crossword competition for all years with the prize of a €200 Gaeltacht voucher to Coláiste Bhríde Rann na Feirste (winner will be announced in the coming days). We finished off the week with the Céilí Glás in the Áras, where the First Years strutted their stuff. We would like to give a big thank you to Munchies, Buncrana, who provided us with sweet hampers for the First Year céilí and SuperValu who gave us some Easter eggs to give out as prizes during the week. Bhí seachtain ar dóigh ag achan duine a ghlac páirt.

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