GAA

Best of Luck to Mr. Luke White - Nicky Rackard Cup Final, Croke Park, Sunday @ 1.30pm

Luke White HurlingDonegal and Mayo have served up a couple of cracking matches over the years, but the senior footballers will only be watching on Sunday 22nd November as the counties turn to the small ball to continue the grudge. The Nicky Rackard Cup Final takes place at 1.30pm in Croke Park and a couple of our own will be involved.

Mr. Luke White, who hails from Wexford (but prefers Donegal), plays in goal and has been genuinely instrumental in helping the county reach the final. Mr. White reckons he'll be busy on Sunday given that Mayo are firm favourites, but he's hoping to summon the spirit of Rackard, another Wexford legend, in pursuit of victory. Also in the team is CCS past-pupil and Carn stalwart, Padraig Doherty. If you're going to get past Mr. White, you'll have to get past Mr. Doherty first...

Everyone at CCS would like to wish them both a successful (and safe) Sunday in Croker. Bring it home, lads...Dún na nGall Abú!!

Girls GAA - The Season So Far...

Senior Girls GAA 2019

The senior girls team were beaten by a stronger, older Dean Maguire team (Co. Tyrone) on Tuesday, 24th September in Owenbeg. The girls put in a great display, but unfortunately it wasn't our day and Dean Maguire came away as eventual winners.

U16 GAA 2019

The U16 girls narrowly lost to Scoil Mhuire Buncrana on Friday, 27th September - 5-19 - 6-14. It was clearly a serious spectacle! That's a 2-point defeat out of 44 scores on the day. The u16 dusted themselves off to resoundingly beat rivals Moville CC on Tuesady, 15th October - 10-11 to 1-4. All the girls played fantastic football from start to finish. The u16s then played Thornhill College on Friday, 18th October. Despite the quick turnaround, the girls played some lovely football in a well-contested game. The first half was very tight with only one point between the teams. But as the 2nd half progressed, CCS got some great scores on the board. Credit must go to all 30 CCS girls who came away eventual winners 8-13 to 7-3.

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!

Past Pupil Treasa Makes Team of the Year

Treasa Doherty All-Star AwardBelated congratulations to past pupil, Treasa Jenkins (Doherty) who scooped the right corner-back spot on the All-Ireland Team of the Year in early December. She was one of only two Ulster footballers to break into the team, no small challenge given that Dublin and Cork predictably dominated proceedings. Treasa was integral to Donegal's breakthrough season, helping guide the ladies to their first All-Ireland semi-final where they pushed Cork all the way to the bitter end, sadly losing out while looking the better team. Next year! Treasa was special guest at the CCS Sports Awards in May. CCS would like to wish her all the best in 2019.

Senior Girls GAA Roundup

Senior Girls GAA 2018

The Senior girls' first match was away to Abbey Vocational School where all girls had a great game and put in a lot of hard work on such a damp day. They came away winners on a scoreline of 9-9 to 4-16.

The girls then played Thornhill at home. This was a very tough match for the girls against a very strong, fit, older team. The girls did their best and never give up, but unfortunately Thornhill came away winners. The girls have two matches to play - home to Colaiste Ailigh on Tuesday 23rd October, and away to Killybegs.

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.