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Staff (and Friends) v TY GAA Match

Anita Doherty Spin

Staff v TY GAA Match photo album

The TYs started with a strong side. Shaun McCarron caused trouble for the ageing legs of the teachers. Luke Davy was a standout player in the first half. Sam Bogan played very well for the teachers and held the ball well. The teachers got off to an early lead. However, as the game continued, they began to drop off the pace as their fitness was tested. Going in at half-time, the TYs looked better despite being quite far behind.

At half-time, I talked to David McGonigle who said “We are unstoppable going forward. However, it’s the simple things we’re messing up. I think we have a chance to win this game. It’s there for the taking!” I asked him, “Are there any leaders in this team?” “Yes…I am!”, he said. “I inspire everyone around me.” (He was subbed at half-time.) He noted that the standout players in the first half were Robert Mullally, Tony Meehan and Adam McFeely.

As the second half started, the TYs looked better with Shane Owen causing trouble. As a corner-forward, he instantly scored a goal, followed by a point. The supporters behind the goal sang “Shane Owen’s on fire…Your defence is petrified!” He continued to cause mayhem. His teammates had this to say…”He’s a legend!”…“It’s simple math. Give the ball to Shane and he will score.” (Meanwhile…) The game ended with the teachers winning; Sam Bogan scored one final goal to add to his tally, ensuring that he walked away with the Top Goalscorer Award. His final goal came from David McGonigle giving the ball away. David really let his team down with that one. (Never mind the fact that the Teachers were leading by about 25 points at that stage…) If the game would have lasted just a little bit longer, there’s no doubt in my mind that the TYs would have won. You have to keep in mind that the Teachers couldn’t put forward a full team and had to use senior pupils. The TY pupils ran to Shane Owen after the final whistle and lifted him high above their heads, as he is a true force of nature. I asked him for a few words after the game, but he said he didn't want to talk about it...Hero!

– Paul Shiels, TYA

Pétanque Tournament - European Day of Languages

Pétanque Tournament 2017

Pétanque Tournament 2017 photo album

On Friday the 29th September we helped to organise a Pétanque competition for the 2nd and 3rd year French students with Ms. Mc Goldrick. The students were divided up into teams of three. Each team played the other teams in different rounds till the two remaining teams played in the final. The aim of the game is to roll the ball as close to the ‘jack’ (the small ball) as possible. The team who owns the ball closest to the ‘jack’ wins the round and progresses on to the next round while the other team is knocked out. The winners of the first 2nd year group were Shaun, Brendan and Donna. The next 2nd year group winners were David, Therese and Emmet. The 3rd year group winners were Ciara, Stephen and Christopher. We then played a round with all the boys competing and a separate round where all the girls competed to determine the two best players. The winners of the best player round were Stephen and Tori. All the winners were awarded a trophy which was presented by our special guest, county player Clara Mc Laughlin. Ms Mc Goldrick would like to thank the school for sponsoring the trophies and to say well done to every student who took was a great day of pétanque!

'Dancing at Lughnasa' Auditions

'Dancing at Lughnasa' Auditions

We invite you to join us on this magical journey of memory, illusion and dancing.

'Dancing at Lughnasa' is a powerful play set in the summer of 1936, the last time the five Irish Mundy sisters were together. It is a summer of changes. Uncle Jack returns from a long mission in Abyssinia, their first radio brings music into the home and a young man with a lust for adventure returns for a visit. 'Dancing at Lughnasa' is a story told by the youngest sister’s son, whose memories of this fateful summer transports the audience back in time to meet these strong women and their family. He says at the end, “What fascinates me about that memory is that it owes nothing to fact. In that memory atmosphere is more real than incident and everything is simultaneously actual and illusory…Dancing as if language no longer exists because words were no longer necessary.” We invite you to join us on this magical journey of memory, illusion and dancing.

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European Day of Languages @ CCS

European Day of Language 2017European Day of Language photo album

On Friday, 29th September, Carndonagh CS celebrated European Day of Languages. The events on the day included...

Breaktime: 10.25- 10.40

- Irish dancing in the Coffee Dock at break time.
- Stickers distributed, representing the languages of all European countries.
- QUIZ based on the countries and languages of the EU. Prizes to be won!!!

Lunchtime: 12.40 - 1.20

- School Canteen has been transformed into a EUROPEAN BISTRO for the day. Sample foods from all over Europe.
- Traditional music in the Canteen
- Students wearing traditional dress.
- Face-painting in the Coffee Dock.


First Years are First for Futsal in Inishowen

First Year Futsal 2017

First Year Inishowen Futsal photo album

Both our Boys and Girls 1st year Futsal teams had an excellent day at the Inishowen Secondary Schools Futsal tournament held at Aileach FC Astro Pitch.

The Carndonagh CS girls were up against Crana College first. Two goals from Emma Devlin and one from Chloe Lacey had them 3-0 up at half time. In the 2nd half Katherine Doherty and Alaina Keogh completed the scoring to ensure a 5-0 victory.

Next up they played against Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana. The girls put in an exceptional performance in this game and Lorinne Green and Alaina Keogh scored two spectacular goals to give the girls a great start. The hardworking Emma Devlin added two more before the break to give the girls a 4-0 lead at half-time. Scoil Mhuire put it up to the girls in the 2nd half but Yasmin Crumlish was a very calming presence in goals, ensuring they couldn't find a way back into the game. Chloe Lacey popped up with two clinical finishes in the second half to make the final score 6-0 to Carndonagh Community School. This ensured the girls reached the Ulster Futsal finals on November 14th and Mr Conor Doherty and Ms Anita Doherty were delighted with their efforts.

Read more: First Years are First for Futsal in Inishowen

CCS Book Drive

Book DriveRead all about it - we need your books! The school is currently accepting donations of books in order to provide sufficient reading material in every classroom for 'Drop Everything and Read'. Thank you for all of your contributions so far - we already have approximately 800 books. However, we still have plenty of room on our bookshelves! If you have any unwanted, unloved or untouched books that may be suitable for our students to read, they would be greatly appreciated. Please leave books in the box provided outside the Main Office.

Need some ideas? Novels, plays, baking magazines, cookery catalogues, heavenly home-design mags, arts and crafts books, sports annuals and much more!

Ready. Set. Raid your shelves!