Athletics

Annual Sports Awards 2018

CCS Sports 2018

PHOTO ALBUM - Carndonagh CS Annual Sports Awards 2018

On Friday, 11th May, the Áras welcomed the most successful group of athletes ever assembled in CCS for the Annual Sports Awards. With the stage weighed down by silverware, a conveyor belt of teams and individuals took to the stage for certificates, medals and mementos recognising their many and varied achievements. Treasa Doherty - past-pupil, Donegal Football star and Carn woman - was on hand to do the presenting. She outlined the values that are critical to achievement at the top level, highlighting 'dedication' as key to getting the best out of yourself, regardless of silverware. She did lament the lack of Saturday lie-ins. But such sacrifices must be made! Members of the Senior Boys Soccer squad (once again National Champions) and the Mackey Cup winning Gaelic Football squad were each presented with a display photo for the mantlepiece. There were Ulster titles all over the place with First Year soccer and futsal (boys and girls) taking many of the plaudits. Some big futures there. (Remember, DEDICATION!)...The afternoon was rounded off with the ‘Inishowen Tours Outstanding Prospect in Sport Award'. The worthy recipient of that prestigious accolade was Daniel Houghton, now a two-time National senior boys soccer champion and an International goalkeeper. We'll endeavour to publish the full list of titles secured throughout the year, if we can remember them all. Overall, 2017-18 will be remembered as the most successful year to date for sport in CCS.

Cross-country Athletics - Ulster District Success for CCS

Cross Country Team U17 2018

Intermediate (U17) Cross-country team: (Back row) Mr. Niall McGee (Coach), Lughán Devenny, Brian Houghton, Christopher O'Brien, Mr. Paul Fiorentini (Principal); (Front row) Diarmait Keogh, Fionn Bowyer, Jack Leddy

Intermediate Cross-country Trials & Team photo album

Carndonagh Community School continued their long tradition of success at the Ulster District Cross-country Championships by taking team gold in the Inter-Boys (Under 17) race in Coleraine. In the process, they qualified for the Ulster Schools’ Cross-country Finals in Mallusk on 21st February. Transition Year student Fionn Bowyer led the team to the top of the podium with a fine individual performance in 8th. Lughán Devenny made a seamless switch from the track and indoor scene to the country by securing 10th. Lughán was followed six seconds later by the ever consistent Jack Leddy in 11th. Multi-sport competitor Christopher O’Brien raced well to earned 23rd place. The ever determined Brian Houghton completed the victorious team in 46th. These collective performances gave the C.C.S athletes a comfortable 16-point winning margin ahead of Lumen Christi in second. St. Joseph’s Creggan collected the bronze medals with 10 teams finishing.

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Lughán Helps Donegal Retain UK Sportshall Title

Lughan Devenny UK SportshallLughán Devenny (3B) was part of the Donegal U15 boys team that won the UK Sportshall Athletics title in Manchester on Saturday, 22nd April. This is the second consecutive time Lughán was part of the Donegal team, having helped the County to gold at last year's finals also. This is the first time ever that a Sportshall team from Donegal has won two consecutive UK titles.

CCS Wins Donegal Sports Star Award - Best Sports School 2016

Donegal Sports Star Award 2016

WATCH Donegal Sports Star Award presentation video

CCS secured Best Secondary School at the 2016 Donegal Sports Star Awards on Friday, 27th January at Errigal Hotel. The school came out tops in a category including Abbey Voc., Coláiste Cholmcille, Loreto Letterkenny and Scoil Mhuire Buncrana. 2016 certainly was a standout year for CCS. The All-Ireland senior boys soccer title was the highlight of highlights. The new wellbeing centre was furnished with an impressive suite of spin bikes, treadmills and rowing machines. There was silverware in golf, and advances in rugby, Gaelic football, camogie and cross-country running. Mr. John McGuinness accepted the award on behalf of everyone who contributed to and participated in sports in CCS throughout 2016. Also to be honoured on the night were current Third Year pupil Lughán Devenny (Under-15 Sportshall Athletics Team) and past pupil Labhaoise Clarke (Special Recognition - Boxing).

Annual Sports Awards. One Word...Focus.

Michael Murphy CCS

Annual Sports Awards 2016 photo album

On Wednesday afternoon, 25th May, one of the country's most highly-rated sportsmen visited CCS for the Annual Sports Awards. The "Man From the Glen" addressed all the pupils involved in school sports. During his speech, Michael reiterated the key ingridient for his development as an individual and a sportsperson...Focus. He advised young people to surround themselves with positivity and to concentrate fully on the matter at hand, at that moment in time, whether it's sport or study. There is no better role model for our pupils than Michael Murphy and we would like to thank him for his visit and his inspirational words.