Soccer

Seniors Hope it's in the Bag with Brennans Pharmacy

Brennan Pharmacy First Aid

Michael Mullan (Brennans Pharmacy) presents Jack McLaughlin with two First Aid kits.

To mark a unique occasion for CCS - two senior teams (GAA & soccer) in All-Ireland semi-finals in the same year - Brennans Pharmacy have donated two First Aid kits. While we certainly hope that they won't be needed, CCS would like to thank Michael Mullan and the staff at Brennans for their generous contribution to both squads.

Girls Soccer - First Years in Eleven Heaven against Scoil Mhuire

First Year Girls Soccer CCS

First Year Girls Soccer (Uslter Semi-final) photo album

Well done to our First Year girls who qualified for the Ulster semi-final with an 11-0 win over Scoil Mhuire Buncrana today. The girls have finished top of their group after some outstanding performances and keenly await their semi-final opponents. It has been very much a whole squad effort with very solid defensive performances and a good spread of goalscorers.

Starting team as follows: Ciara Gilmore; Katie Harkin; Ella McGonigle; Lorinne Greene; Kate Doherty; Katherine Doherty; Alaina Keogh; Caitlin Kelly; Roseanna Mcconalgoue; Emma Devlin; Sophie Murphy; 

Goalscorers as follows: Sophie Murphy x3; Caitlin Kelly x2; Chloe Lacey x2; Roseanna Mcconalgoue x1; Alaina Keogh x1; Emma Devlin x1; Mairead Farren x1

The Callum Report - Ulster Final

Carndonagh Community School 2018

Senior Soccer Ulster Final photo album

Senior Soccer Ulster Final
We all met in the Coffee Dock in the morning for a good gossip and a moan about sore legs. Corey noticed a missing Lorcan Bradley. “He’s likely counting sheep” says Jimmyroe. These allegations were soon to be thrown out when we all remembered that Lorcan can’t count. He wasn’t long turning up anyhow, still with sleep in his eyes and the curlers in his hair. Generosity was shown when Mark Spencer decided to boil the kettle and make us all a drop of tea, but tightness was to overrule generosity in the end up when he failed to produce any buns or biscuits and using 1 teabag to 5 cups.

The bus landed and the door bust open. No Seamus O’Donnell, it was Conor Susie. The Panicking started. “I hope he doesn’t start singing!” and “When Susie’s singing in the Persian, not even the draft will come in” were among a number of complaints made. We got away anyways after 10 minutes of convincing him to leave the guitar and his CD’s behind. We pulled into Centra, first man to the deli counter was Jimmyroe. To save time, Shane Glack got 3 of us to grab the corner of the deli and tip it into the bus for Ciaran. 

Fanad was a brave distance away so we needed music. I was DJ (not to be getting me mixed up with the other DJ (McGeoghegan), who unlike myself, nobody wants to listen to). There was some classics, from Shunie Crampsey to Daniel ODonnell, from Stormzy to Wheeler Walker. Songs like Wonderwall, and Oro Se Do Bheatha’ Bhaile. A special thanks to Aine 'n' Tara for lifting money in the supporters bus and having the patience to wait on Adam The Hatter’s mother to come late with Adam's booster seat and his dummy.

The warm-up had its usual antics - misplaced passes, complaints from Houghton and moans from Cade, who has finally been dropped after Mr. Cavanagh found sense and gave him his P45. Mr. Cavanagh named out the squad anyways, but we were missing our CB Jake. After the sound of “PLOMP” we weren’t long finding his whereabouts. Jake's hind was hugging the toilet bowl. There he was without sense nor toilet paper. We solved the problem by throwing in Brendan Lackin’s shinpads.

Photo of wee Corey celebrating taken by Gary Foy. Great shot, son!

Read more: The Callum Report - Ulster Final

Girls Soccer - U15s Set Up Ulster Showdown with Scoil Mhuire

First Year Girls Soccer Carndonagh CS

The U15 girls football team had a hard fought 3-1 win in their Ulster Semi Final vs Loreto Letterkenny, 22nd January. The girls started the game in flying form and pressed Loreto all over the pitch. Sophie Murphy opened the scoring after 5 minutes, running onto a through ball and placing it in the corner of the net. Carn CS went 2-0 up on 15 minutes when Emma Devlin intercepted a Loreto kickout. The ball was laid off to Sophie Murphy who drove a powerful shot into the net from 25 yards. The girls played some excellent football in the 1st half and were unlucky to go in at half-time only 2-0 up after some excellent defensive work by the Loreto defenders and keeper.

Read more: Girls Soccer - U15s Set Up Ulster Showdown with Scoil Mhuire

FAI Schools First Year All Ireland Futsal Championships

The First Year boys and girls played brilliantly in Waterford on Tuesday, 5th December but were up against some very tough teams. They kept their heads high and did the coaches and the school proud.


Boys Futsal Team

All Ireland Futsal Finals photo album

Boys:
The boys were competing against St Francis College (Rochestown, Cork), Good Counsel (New Ross, Wexford) and St Joseph’s (The Bish, Galway).

Game 1: Carndonagh CS 2-3 St Francis College
CCS had a great start and went a goal up, scored by Adam Duffy. On the stroke of half-time, CCS missed a great chance to go 2-0 up. St Francis hit on the counter attack with a well taken goal to level the game 1-1 at half-time. Kyran Cantwell was brought on and immediately caused havoc in the opponent's defence with his relentless pressing and work rate and he forced a mistake to put CCS 2-1 up with seven minutes to go. CCS held this lead until three minutes from time. But two quickfire strikes from St Francis marksman Harry Nevin secured a 3-2 victory over CCS.

Game 2: Carndonagh CS 2-5 Good Counsel
The CCS boys started the game off very well again with Lee Coyle scoring in the first few minutes. However, Good Counsel took control and scored an equalizer before scoring from three consecutive corners to lead 4-1 at the break. Mr Doherty emptied the bench at half-time and added fresh legs with Sean O’Donnell in particular standing out. Sean O'D won a penalty which Sean O’Kane converted to make it 4-2. The boys continued to work hard but another goal on the counter attack ensured the final score was 5-2 to Good Counsel.

Read more: FAI Schools First Year All Ireland Futsal Championships

U15 Boys Soccer - CCS 3-0 MCC

U15 Boys Soccer

It was a solid performance from the boys, who took the lead through Cian Burke after some good work from Shane McCaul, Gareth Bradley and Josh Diver. Despite MCC creating a few chances of their own and applying pressure in stages, the defence stood firm and Jack Nelson made sure nothing was getting past him in goals. The second half continued much the same, with Carn looking dangerous in attack and the defence seeing out any danger that came their way. CCS added another two goals from Gareth Bradley (wondergoal!) and a tidy finish from Rían Diver to secure the 3 points.