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CCS Trio Awarded UCD Entrance Scholarships

Congratulations to Paddy Doherty, Bríd Harkin and Bronach McClean, who were recently awarded enterance scholarships at University College Dublin. 

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Inishowen Rugby Club Helps New Gym Push Forward...

Carndonagh Community School would like to thank Inishowen Rugby Club for their very kind contributuion to the refurbishment of the gym facilities in the school. At the beginning of November, IRFC committee members Anne Scott and Mick McGarry presented a €500 cheque to Principal Paul Fiorentini. Also present was Brian McNally who was representing both the school and the Rugby Club.Inishowen Rugby Club Gym Donation

U17 Boys Soccer - St. Columba's Stranorlar 1-2 CCS

CCS put in a very hard shift to come away with victory on the banks of the Finn River in the first round of the Ulster Championship. CCS took the lead through Dayton Cooke after five minutes when a loose ball from a Kieran Farren free kick was finished through a crowded penalty area into the far corner. CCS's ability to play football was hampered by bad weather and a very heavy pitch. Resolute defending restricted St. Columba's to long range efforts ensuring CCS finished the half one up. 

CCS started the second half well and within ten minutes were 2-0 up when a Fionn McClure corner was headed home by Conor O'Donnell. CCS controlled the game and continued to keep St. Columba's restricted to long range efforts. CCS should have wrapped up the tie when Darragh Deery broke through, but he was unlucky to see shot cannon off the post. There was a nervous conclusion to the game; a long range effort was parried by Daniel Houghton and the St. Columba's striker was quickest to reacted, finishing high into net. CCS closed out the game thanks to some excellent defending and team work. Well done all.

Team: Daniel Houghton, Joseph Doherty, Ciaran Doherty, Conor O'Donnell, Conor McGeoghegan, Evan Tweed (Cade Cooke), Thomas Ramsey, Dayton Cooke (Jake Harkin), Fionn McClure, Kieran Farren, Darragh Deery. Subs not used: Daniel McCallion, Oisin Hession, Blaise Diver, Mark Doherty, Tiernan Devine.

Senior Boys Retain Donegal League Title

Wednesday, 11th November - A hotly contested Donegal League Final was won by 5 goals to 3 by Carndonagh CS, although it could’ve gone either way on the excellent playing surface in Drumoghill. After a quiet opening 20 minutes, Michael Langan fired home from close range for PCC after a scramble in the Carndonagh box. Carndonagh squandered a number of chances but finally equalised when Fionn McClure tapped home from close range. Within minutes, CCS went ahead with a stunning 40 yard effort from Brian McEleney. PCC replied strongly, firing cross after cross into the CCS box, and the pressure finally told with Jason McGee jumping to head beyond Daniel Houghton. A high ball into the box was CCS’s undoing again, with Lee McColgan heading home at the back post past a despairing Houghton, who seemed to slip on the wet surface. Carndonagh almost levelled matters on the stroke of half-time with McEleney skying over from 6 yards. Half-Time CCS 2-3 PCC

CCS came racing out of the blocks after half-time, with two quick-fire tap-ins from Cathal Farren turning the final on its head. The blistering pace of CCS substitutes Declan McLaughlin and Christopher McLaughlin stretched the game, which gave CCS the upper hand throughout the second half. PCC came close to equalising with a clever Lee McColgan free-kick which was expertly tipped around the post by Houghton. CCS extended their advantage through James McKinney, his deflected effort sealing CCS’s status as Donegal champions for the second successive year. Both sides will hold much hope for their upcoming Ulster Cup campaigns judging by this performance. Full Time CCS 5-3 PCC

Previously...The senior boys soccer team are now through to the Donegal League Final in an effort to retain the cup they won last year. They beat St. Columba's Stranorlar 3-1 on Tuesday, 3rd November. The squad is pictured wearing their new kit sponsored by Doherty's Centra Muff. Well done to the lads and we wish them all the best in the Final. Match photos to follow...

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Julie, Grainne & Niall's Red Carpet Experience!

Julie Quinn Junk Kouture

Junk Kouture Royal Film Premiere photo album

This time last year Grainne Doherty, Niall Kelly and Julie Quinn set out to create "Sheer Glass", assisted by their teacher, Pauline McDermott. The dress is made of over 100 green, crushed glass bottles and old findings of PVA glue. The dress was entered into the competition Junk Kouture, eventually making it to the finals and winning the Bank of Ireland Glamour Award. All involved were delighted! As a reward the dress AND model got to attend the Royal Film Premiere in London.

A few weeks ago Julie was told that she would be attending the Royal Film Premiere of the new James Bond film, Spectre. She was determined to get Grainne and Niall to London. With the help of a CCS Fashion Fundraiser, the School and the support of the Donegal Film Office, they got their tickets. They were absolutely delighted!

The trio travelled to London on October Bank Holiday weekend. Julie met up with the other Glamour Award winning team from Co. Weastmeath and also met Elizabeth Curran and Troy Armour, founders of Junk Kouture. Model Adelina, Elizabeth and Troy walked the red carpet with Julie.

Julie describes the experience of the red carpet:

"Attending the Royal Film Premiere was truely an incredible experience. I felt so glamorous landing on the red carpet, having had our hair and makeup done. I was overwhelmed with the crowds and paprazzi. I was feeling a little nervous but super excited. I loved meeting the stars, they were all so lovely admiring the dresses. Will I Am came over to us and he was blown away by the dresses. He loved them. I loved the whole atmosphere and excitement and it felt really special. The venue was spectacular and the film itself was great. Overall it was an amazing experience."

The pupils had a great weekend sightseeing all over London. They went to the London Dungeons, the National Art Museum and of course bought some fancy cupcakes in Harrods!

Grainne, Niall and Julie would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported them throughout the past year - their family and friends have been so lovely. They would also like to thank everyone who helped them fundraise for London; everyone who helped in the CCS Fashion Show was brilliant!

Dramatic Scenes at Balor Theatre Festival


On Tuesday 3rd November, the popular philosophy that, "it'll be alright on the night," certainly came true for the school's Drama Club. Fourteen students from C.C.S. graced the stage at the 'Balor Theatre', Ballybofey for the Annual Schools Drama Festival. The students performed an extended scene devised by Ms Crawford and Ms McLaughlin. The performance title "Public Embarrassment", certainly tempted fate, however the students managed to avoid such an outcome. The Drama Club received three awards, 'Best Ensemble Cast', 'Best Animation and Realistic Acting' and a 'Best Actor' award went to Katy Durey 3A.

Katie Mai Mooney 1B; Courtney O'Connor 1D; Molly Simmons 1F; Elle Ward 1F; Niamh McGeoghegan 2F; Patrick Cochrane Bonina 2D; Katie Durey 3A; Danielle Houghton 3B; Caití Farren 3B; Donna Harkin 3D; Rachel Devlin 3E; Eimear Smith 3E; Shanice Whoriskey 3F; Cathy Devlin 4F