Girls Soccer - Same Old CCS, Always Winning!

First Year Girls Soccer 2019

The 1st year girls recently advanced to the Ulster Final after a hard-fought comeback victory vs Loreto Letterkenny (2-1). They will play either Loreto Milford or Scoil Mhuire Buncrana in the final.

Match report: In a tight affair, Loreto Letterkenny started much the stronger. CCS were put under sustained pressure and after a scramble in the box, a Loreto player toe-poked the ball home. This was the wake-up call CCS needed. They begin to up the tempo and the game became a lot more even. An excellent ball over the top put Ailish Doherty through on goal and she finished expertly. Just before half-time CCS went 2-1 up after an excellent cross by Alanah Brennan was finished by Clara Gill at the back post. The scoreline was 2-1 at half-time. The CCS backline were excellent in the 2nd half and it was a really tight game, but CCS prevailed to win 2-1; an excellent win away from home against a strong Loreto Letterkenny.

U15 Soccer - First Half Blitz Puts Girls in National Picture

U15 Girls Soccer 2019

U15 Girls Soccer - Ulster Final 2019 photo album

(Many thanks to Shay McLaughlin (JM) Transition Year for the superb matchday photography.)

Our U15 girls are champions of Ulster after an excellent 4-2 victory over Loreto Letterkenny at Aileach FC. The girls put in an excellent shift from 1st minute to last with an inspired opening half paving the way to victory. The girls started the game well on top and had one or two openings for Emma Devlin and Ellie Long, stopped with some last ditch defending by the formidable Loreto defence. However, this all changed in the 10th minute when Sophie Murphy ran onto a well weighted ball over the top and drove a shot over the keeper and in off the crossbar. The girls were 1-0 up and well in command. Loreto battled fiercely and the CCS defence did well to hold them at bay after a bit of sustained pressure. CCS went 2-0 up five minutes before half time after Ellie Long guided home a pinpoint free kick from Katherine Doherty. Then in the last play of the half Sophie Murphy again outran the Loreto defence and stroked the ball to the net. The girls were 3-0 up at half time but were very calm and level headed during the break, knowing they would have to deal with an onslaught from Loreto in the 2nd half.

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National Senior Soccer Champions 2019

Sen Soc Team CCS 2019

National Senior Soccer Final 2019 photo album

Winning Goal Video

An impressive feat of two out of three became the remarkable feat of three out of four as the senior soccer men lifted the Dr. Tony O'Neill Cup on Wednesday, 20th March. Guided by Mr. Martin Cavanagh and his diligent assistant, Liam Mooney, the boys in blue were able to break down a powerhouse Midleton outfit, who made half a dozen attempts to ruin the day from about 25 yards. Padraig O'Donnell had a big day between the sticks. The back four were absolutely on top of things and the rest of the lads conjured up a delightful goal that eventually sealed the deal. The video highlights, which will be available on Friday evening, will tell the rest of the story. As captain Kieran Farren was quick to point out during the speeches...this one's for Liam Monagle...Champions of Ireland again!

Incredible Comeback puts Senior Boys back in National Final

CCS Senior Soccer Boys 2019

Match report courtesy of

CCS 4-3 St. Louis CS

Corey McBride (39), Luke Rudden (49), Kieran Farren (85 pen), Fionn McClure (89)

Jack O’Connor (9, 24), Mark Byrne (22)

An exciting and tense encounter was played out in the Showgrounds, Sligo Rovers FC this afternoon as Carndonagh Community School came from three goals down to take the win 4-3 from a dejected St. Louis CS, Kiltimagh with only a minute remaining.

The Connacht Champions had a whirlwind start to the big clash which saw them three one up at the interval but a purple patch from the Donegal stronghold late on saw them clinch the victory.

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Donegal Sports Star Awards - Wins for CCS & Erin McLaughlin

Donegal Sports CCS 2019

On Friday, 25th January, Carndonagh CS and soccer starlet Erin McLaughlin both won their respective categories at the 2018 Donegal Sports Star Awards. Erin, considered one of the most talented young footballers in Donegal, won Best Secondary School Sports Girl while CCS won Best Secondary Sports School for the second time in three years. Congratulations to ALL pupils and staff involved in sporting activities in CCS. 

Futsal Girls Take Home All-Ireland Silver

First Year Futsal 2018

First Year Girls All-Ireland Futsal Final photo album

Congratulations to our 1st year girls futsal team who performed magnificently at the National Futsal Championships to finish Runners-up in Ireland. The girls who were representing Ulster defeated the Leinster champions Colaiste Chiarain from Leixlip, Kildare 3-0. Ellie Long scored an excellent hat-trick and the girls defended resolutely as a team. 

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