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).

Success for CCS at Donegal Camogie Blitz

Congratulations to the CCS camogie teams that participated in the Donegal Camogie Blitz in Letterkenny recently. The girls finished first and third in their respective competitions. The clash of the ash is back! The re-emergence of camogie in CCS is an exciting prospect and great credit must go to their manager, Mrs. Anita Doherty. Well done girls!

The U16 GAA Story So Far...


The U-16 GAA team has had a very successful run in their section in Donegal this year and has progressed to the quarter-final stage of the Arthurs Cup Competition. They face Belfast opposition in Owenbeg, Dungiven on Thursday at 11:30am. Rathmore Grammar School meet the CCS boys who have impressed in their performances so far. CCS beat Falcarragh in the first game by a comfortable 6-21 to 3-04 scoreline. The second game was also played away from home and Milford provided much stiffer opposition, CCS winning again on a 3-18 to 5-06 final score. Two home games gave the boys two more confidence building victories, scoring 5-20 against Gweedore and conceding 2-03, while the game against St.Columbas, Stranorlar ended with a 2-18 to 3-08 victory. We wish the boys good luck in their Ulster campaign.

Pupils v Staff GAA Match 2016

Pupils v Staff GAA 2016

Pupils v Staff GAA Match photo album

Ordinarily, it’s customary to allow a pupil to write the match report. However, following yesterday’s Pupils v Staff “goal-fest”, it was pretty obvious that a pupil-inspired match report just wouldn’t be appropriate. First of all, nobody actually knows what the score was. Sure, the pupils would point to a “countless” number of goals in their favour. But as everybody knows, if you don’t know the EXACT score…it’s a draw! That all effectively means that the Staff remain undefeated! Well done everyone - players and spectators - for a great show.

High-Five to the Victorious Ladies Representing Carndonagh GAA

Carn Intermediate Ladies 2016

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Five ladies from CCS were involved in big celebrations in Carndonagh on Sunday, 11th September, having helped Carn to the Donegal Intermediate Championship. Rachael McLaughlin, Niamh McDaid (0-8), Mrs. Anita Doherty (0-2), Ciara Gibbons and Tamara Duffy were part of a dramatic injury-time win against Buncrana, which sees them progress to the Ulster phase of the competition. When asked to sum-up the match, Niamh McDaid, who scored the winning point, said "We only led the game in the first minute and the last!" That says everything about the tense nature of the game. Carndonagh now face Sh O Neills, Armagh - a tough prospect. But the Carn ladies are nothing if not tenacious. Good luck to all concerned, especially our magic five.

Ulster Schools GAA Introduces New Format

Donegal Schools GAA 2016

On Monday, 12th September, schools in Ulster were officially introduced to a new-look Gaelic football format. The format integrates the Ulster Colleges and Ulster Vocational Schools bodies into a single Ulster Schools GAA governing body. Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure has kindly sponsored all of the Donegal schools taking part in this year's competition. Carndonagh CS will participate in the C competition.