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).

Oisin Leads the Way on Day 1 in Ballybofey

Schools Golf 2016Oisin McGonigle emerged as the overall individual winner, as CCS kicked off their campaign to retain the Donegal Schools' Golf title for the third year in a row. Conditions were perfect as CCS took on St Eunan's, Loreto Milford and Scoil Mhuire at Stranorlar & Ballybofey Golf Club last Thursday. Oisin, recently cut to a 12 handicap, returned a fine score of 38 points (which included 2 blanked holes!!), to secure first place on the day. After Day 1, the CCS team find themselves in 3rd position.

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.

CCS Retain the Derryveagh Crystal Schools' Golf Title

CCS Schools Golf 2016 CCS Schools Golf 2016 II
Stephen McGonigle, Oisin McGonigle, Conor McColgan, Ryan McLaughlin,
Teacher Kevin McCarron, Ben Collins, Scott McElhinney, DJ McGeoghan
Conor McColgan, centre, being presented with his
individual winner's prize by organiser Edward Harvey.

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The CCS team emerged the victors, for the second year running, in a very close contest, played out at Dunfanaghy Golf Club on Friday, 6th May. In glorious sunshine, all the finalists were still in the hunt for the title as the last few cards were handed in.

Carndonagh's Conor McColgan proved the difference, with a magnificent individual score of 41 points, enough to clinch the title for CCS and secure for himself the individual winner's prize. The CCS team was an example of consistency, with all the boys scoring in the 30s.

Team Captain, Scott McElhinney, showed he will have little difficulty playing off his new 7 handicap. Team stalwarts, Ben Collins, Stephen McGonigle and DJ Mc Geoghan will surely be destined for lower single figure handicaps by the end of the summer. Ryan McLaughlin and Oisin McGonigle will be feared by every team next year, as we watch their handicaps tumble. Recognition also goes to Conor Quigley who was unavailable to play in the final.
Congratulations to all the boys!

Golf - CCS Dominant in Group Stages

CCS Golf Team Jan 2016
The CCS Golf Team topped their group with a comfortable victory in the final day of the group stages. Played in near perfect conditions at Buncrana Golf Club, the consistency set by the CCS team was the difference. CCS now look forward to the opportunity to retain their champions title in the finals to be played in April. Congratulations to Stephen McGonigle, Conor McColgan, Ben Collins, Oisin McGonagle, DJ McGeoghegan, Scott McElhinney and Conor Quigley.

Winning Trend Continues at Blustery BGC

Thursday, 22nd October - The CCS golf team managed to maintain their position at the top of the group after a very windy second round at Ballyliffin Golf Club. With three players making their debut for CCS, the golfing future looks bright. Congratulations to all but especially to Scott McElhinney, who was the winner of the Category II section.
CCS Golf Team: Scott McElhinney 4D; Conor McColgan; Oisin McGonigle TYC; Conor Quigley TYB; Ryan McLaughlin 4F; Ryan Collins 3H; Cormac Monagle 3F

CCS Golf Team