U15 Boys Soccer : CCS 4-1 Scoil Mhuire

Thursday, 5th November - The U15s had a hard-fought yet comfortable win in the end against Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana. The Buncrana side took the lead after 30 minutes when C.C.S, who were dominant throughout, lost concentration when defending a corner kick and conceded a soft goal. The home team went in 1-0 up at the break. A slight change of formation and the introduction of Nathan McKinney made a real difference in the middle of the field. Luke Rudden linked up well with Corey McBride on the right hand side and the continuous pressure resulted in a corner kick early in the second half. Mickey Friel landed a captain's contribution, drawing the teams level by pouncing on some unconvincing defending. Carndonagh dominated proceeding from then onwards and took the lead through an amazing effort for McBride. His 30-yard free kick swirled through the air at high speed and smacked off the crossbar at the top right hand corner before crossing the line. Exceptional! Speaking of exceptional, Luke Rudden's second half performance was just that! His second goal was the cream of the crop as he flicked the ball up to himself before hitting a looping volley from 25 yards out, leaving the goalkeeper with nothing to do but watch it sail over his head and into the net. Solid performances from the back five and the midfield made this result possible. Hard work on the right wing and his free kick tekkers earned Corey McBride the MOTM award.

U17 Boys Soccer : Come back anytime! CCS recovery stuns Moville CC...

Playing into the wind, CCS started the game well and were unlucky not to score early on. Kieran Farren played Darragh Deery though, however his shot was touched wide by the keeper. CCS controlled the game until the 30th minute with well saved efforts from Fionn McClure and Dayton Cooke. Moville took the lead from a wind assisted free kick from twenty yards out.

Five minutes later it was 2-0 when a cross-come-shot was touched onto the post by Daniel McCallion; Moville reacted quickest to slot home. Darragh Deery was unlucky not to pull one back before the break but his shot was saved at point blank range.

A quick start to the second half saw CCS score in the second minute when Kieran Farren made a good run down the wing; his shot was saved and rebounded to Dayton Cooke who slotted home. Two minutes later CCS were level when Fionn McClure laid the ball off for Farren to finish into the top corner.

The recovery was complete when Carn took the lead five minutes later - a shot from Kieran Farren rebounded to Fionn McClure, who slotted home. Carn pushed on for another couple of goals but saw a number of shots saved or go narrowly over.

It was a great result and comeback all round, including two goal line clearances from Conor O'Donnell and Conor McGeogeghan, along with a number of great saves from Daniel McCallion. Well done all!

Team: Daniel McCallion, Joseph Doherty (Cathal McLaughlin), Calvin O'Donnell (Tiernan Devine), Conor O'Donnell, Conor McGeoghegan, Fionn McClure, Thomas Ramsey (Oisin Hession), Evan Tweed, Dayton Cooke (Jake Harkin), Kieran Farren, Darragh Deery (Joseph Diver).