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Annual Sports Awards 2019

Annual Sports Awards 2019

Annual Sports Awards 2019 photo album

The Annual Sports Awards took place on Friday, 17th May. The guest speaker on the day was Michael Murphy. While it was great to have a Donegal-based sporting icon in attendance, the real star of the show was our own Mr. John Farren, who received what was tantamount to a lifetime achievement award. Mr. Farren was always quick to credit pupils and staff for their efforts over the years, and time had finally arrived to repay the compliment. Mr. Farren appeared to fight back a tear as Mr. O'Donnell delivered an emotional speech recounting his accomplishments in CCS and the wider community. We would like to bid Mr. Farren a fond farewell as he moves beyond CCS, leaving behind the legacy of a long-awaited Ulster Senior Championship title. Thank you JF!

Molly Simmons - Ulster Boxing Champion

Molly Simmons Ulster ChampionIt's fair to say that first impressions of Molly Simmons (TYD) don't necessarily suggest "champion boxer". But on Sunday, 28th April, that's exactly what she became. Molly (Carndonagh ABC) picked up the 57Kg division to become Ulster Champion. Things escalate quickly as she joins several Donegal girls in the Irish Championship on Friday, 3rd May at the National Stadium. We wish Molly all the best as she advances to the national stage. No one in CCS would bet against her taking home another medal.

Clodagh Strikes Gold at National Boxing Championship

Clodagh McGonigle BoxingClodagh McGonigle (1F) is the latest Irish boxing sensation to emerge from Carndonagh ABC, having claimed the gold medal at the National Girls Championships in Dublin on Friday, 19th May. Clodagh battled her way to a 3-2 victory in the Girl-2 final. Jessica Clarke (6A), already a multiple Irish champion, also deserves plaudits despite narrowly losing out (3-2) in the Junior-2 final.

CCS Wins Donegal Sports Star Award - Best Sports School 2016

Donegal Sports Star Award 2016

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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).

Boxing Success Continues for Clarke Sisters

Clarke Sisters BoxingLabhaoise and Jessica Clarke both picked up National Titles at the Irish Girls’ Championships in May. Those in attendance reported devastating performances from both girls in their respective finals. For Labhaoise it was business as usual, stopping her final opponent in just 30 seconds! Jessica, who made short work of the step-up in class, now has two national titles while her senior sister has eight. There’s just no stopping the Clarkes!