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Derryveagh Crystal Schools Golf Champions 2018

CCS Derryveagh Champions 2018

PHOTO ALBUM - Derryveagh Crystal Schools Golf Champions 2018

CCS secured their third title in four years in a well fought out final at Dunfanaghy Golf Club. Played in near perfect golfing conditions, the team, led by stalwarts DJ McGeoghan and Oisin McGonigle, played steady and consistent golf through the final round. Newcomer to the CCS team, Martin O'Connor, put together an impressive round on a course he had never played before. Ryan Collins again showed his class, scoring 35 points and ensuring the title for the CCS team.

CCS Golf Champions 2018; DJ McGeoghan, Oisin McGonigle, Cormac Monagle, Paddy Monagle, Martin O'Connor, Ryan Collins.

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.

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!