GAA

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!

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.

Seniors Hope it's in the Bag with Brennans Pharmacy

Brennan Pharmacy First Aid

Michael Mullan (Brennans Pharmacy) presents Jack McLaughlin with two First Aid kits.

To mark a unique occasion for CCS - two senior teams (GAA & soccer) in All-Ireland semi-finals in the same year - Brennans Pharmacy have donated two First Aid kits. While we certainly hope that they won't be needed, CCS would like to thank Michael Mullan and the staff at Brennans for their generous contribution to both squads.

Twenty-two years in the making! CCS back in the Final

1996 GAA CCS

You may be forgiven for looking twice at the photograph. It wasn't taken today or yesterday. The youngsters in the photo (including Mr. Joe Higgins and Mr. John Farren) represented CCS in the now infamous Ulster Vocational Schools Championship Final in 1996. (Ask your uncles about that one!) Twenty-two years later, CCS are back in the final, once again marshalled by Mr. Farren. It's a superb reflection on the current crop considering that CCS no longer has the robust skills of Eastern Inishowen to call upon these days! This year's semi-final was a remarkable game that Mr. Farren describes below. Everyone at CCS wishes the lads all the best in the final. Do it for the boys of '96...

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