The U16s Rugby team travelled to Letterkenny on Thursday, 9th October to play in the regional blitz for Pollock Cup Finals qualification.
Six schools from around Donegal were represented and each school played five games. CCS played St. Eunan's in the first game - a fast encounter with both sides showing good retention of the ball. Strong tackling from William Callaghan TYB on St. Eunan's No. 12 prevented a sure try and the game ended in a draw. The second game was against Magh Ena and the CCS lads proved to be much stronger, winning 10-0 with tries from Daniel Marzan TYB and Enda Callaghan 4H.
The Senior GAA girls took to the field for the first time this season on Friday, 17th November, recording a massive victory over Coláiste Ailigh. Ailigh admittedly arrived with a skeleton squad, but that shouldn't take away from CCS, who fought hard for the ball and turned defence into attack with every possession. Final score 8-15 to 1-3. Were Ailigh to have fielded a full strength team, the scoreline would almost certainly have been much closer. But the Senior girls have worked hard to reach this level. While tougher challenges lie ahead, the signs are good that the 2014/15 season could be one of the most competitive in years.
With a return trip to Spain imminent, we look back at the Spanish Exchange visit to CCS. Our friends from Jaén in the south of Spain joined us for a week in September and it was a fantastic experience for all involved! The exchange group spent the week in glorious sunshine, exploring all the wonders of beautiful Inishowen and Donegal, with trips to Derry and Belfast included in the programme. The farewell on Saturday morning was a very emotional one for all of the students :( The pupils and staff involved are very much looking forward to phase II of the programme next week, when they will join their "amigos Españoles" again in sunny Spain!
The U14 GAA boys got their campaign off to a flying start with an emphatic 5-18 to 2-3 victory over Gweedore. It was also a personal triumph for Mr. James Doherty who was making his managerial debut (Jim McGuinness mark 2?) Lee McLaughlin (1-3) and Conor O'Donnell (1-0) lorded it at midfield. Johnny Toye (2-3) was impressive at full forward and the defence was well marshalled by Jack Doherty. The large numbers attending training helps keep everybody on their toes and we hope this panel can at least do as well as last year's lads who lost in the County Final. Keep her lit lads!