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Tourism Trip TYF

Tourism Mrs McGoldrick

TYF Tourism trip photo album

By Kayleen, Eimear and Ronan TYF

We went on our tourism trip on Thursday, 4th of October; we left the school at 11:20 and headed to the Famine Village.

The Famine Village 
We arrived at the Famine Village where we met our tour guide and the owner Pat Doherty. He explained to us how dependent his business and Inishowen businesses in general are on cross border tourists. He explained the effects that Brexit will have on his business and other Irish businesses. He also talked about how all his income is mostly made from coach groups and tours. He then took us on a guided tour of the attractions including his own thatch cottage that he grew up in, a brewery where he showed us how poitin used to be made. (All was going well until Ms McGoldrick informed Mr Doherty that we were not 18!!...So no shots of poitin for us). We then went to the haunted house and escape house. After this we got back on the bus and made our way to the Glen House.

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Weekly Maths Puzzle 2018/19 - Puzzle 6 (Sponsored by Banba!)

BanbaHave a go at the following puzzle to win yourself a voucher for a hot chocolate and a tray bake in the delicious Café Banba!! Answers (including name and class) to be posted in the answer box at the Coffee Dock.

Maths Quiz 6

Senior Soccer - CCS v Scoil Mhuire - Mooney's View!

Senior Boys Soccer 2018-19On a wet and wild Thursday afternoon in Carndonagh, CCS made light work of Scoil Mhuire in this entertaining game. The boys from CCS started brightly in their Yellow tops and nearly all Blue shorts (O'Donnell refuses to change from his lucky Liverpool shorts that he has had since 6th class!) Scoil Mhuire could be forgiven for thinking they were playing against the mighty Newcastle United as the CCS boys got ripped into them. There will no doubt be tougher days ahead for the reigning All Ireland Champions but it was a great start to the campaign. 

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U16 Girls GAA - Goals Galore v Scoil Mhuire

U16 Girls GAA Team 2018

U16 Girls GAA photo album

The U16s played Scoil Mhuire on 1st October, their second match of the season - and their second win. They played some classy football and won the game comfortably - 10-13 to 2-10. Last week they played Thornhill in the season opener, winning 8-8 to 4-7. With a panel of 29 girls, managers Maria and Denise have plenty of difficult decisions to make on match day; the girls are equally as good as each other. They have one match left to play in their group - away to Colaiste Ailigh during the week of 22nd October. Hopefully the girls will make it 3 out of 3 and move onto the next stage of the competition.

TY v Teachers Gaelic Football Photo Album

TY Pupils 2018

TY v Teachers Gaelic Football photo album

The annual TY v Teachers Gaelic football match was played on Friday, 28th September. As expected, the staff (with a little help) showed that age and class go hand in hand, bossing the majority of the game. The pupils only really got to grips with the situation when their ENTIRE squad appeared to take to the pitch for the last five minutes. Nevertheless, when Ref O'Donnell blew the final whistle, it was decided that the staff had won by roughly a point (with emphasis on "roughly"). The actual scoreline may never be known. So, another year, another victory for the staff team, who would like to thank the "substitute teachers" who helped to make up the numbers on the day. Best wishes to Mr. Joe Higgins, who has played his last match for the staff. The man will not be easily replaced, although we assume he'll come out of retirement one last time...every year! The pupils must now wait until the annual soccer match to redeem themselves...Good luck with that, folks!

CCS Welcomes Jaén Spanish Exchange

Spanish Exchange

Carndonagh Community School welcomes pupils from Maristas Secondary School, Jaén, Andalucia. The Spanish students and their Irish counterparts will enjoy a series of field trips this week, including the Famine Village, Titanic Museum, Derry's Walls and the Ulster American Folk Park. They will also attend classes and take part in some cultural events in the school. We hope the Spanish pupils and their chaperones, Teresa and Juanjo, enjoy their time in Inishowen and beyond.