Coláiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal

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  • U18 Boys Gaelic in the Final of the Markey Cup!
    Congratulations to our Senior Gaelic team on securing their place in the final of the Markey Cup!
  • CCBS German Debate Team
    Our German Debate Team performed admirably in the third round of the Siemens German Debate competition.
  • First Year Girls Beat Ursuline
    Well done to the First and Second Year Girls Basketball teams who both defeated Ursuline College, Sligo, recently.
  • Karl Lacey launches Hogwart's Bank
    The new Hogwart's Bank was launched in CCBS by Donegal player Karl Lacey last week.

CCBS News

CCBS in Markey Cup Final

Posted on 10 Feb 2017
Congratulations to our U18 Boys Gaelic team on securing their place in the final of the Markey Cup after a hard-fought battle against St. Joseph’s of Donaghmore last week. Conditions were difficult in Garvaghy with a strong wind and an ice-cold drizzle. This didn’t hold back the CCBS team as they reached half-time 0-10 to 0-6 ahead. Coláiste Cholmcille started strong in the second half with a goal from Matthew Mc Clay. St. Joseph’s began to rally, gaining a few points, but the

Karl Lacey launches CCBS Hogwart’s School Bank

Posted on 10 Feb 2017
Hogwart’s Bank, the school bank organised by a group of TYs working with AIB, had its official launch on Friday 10th of February, with special guest Karl Lacey in attendance. The Donegal player gave a short talk to the students about the value of hard work and seizing the day. He gave special mention to all members of the bank for organising the opening and was really grateful for his invitation. The first year students were really interested in what he was saying and they learned a lot fr

German Debate Team News

Posted on 10 Feb 2017
Well done to the German debate team of Michael John Gillen, Mary Flora Scott, Laura Cleary and Edel Foley who performed admirably in the third round of the Siemens GDI German Debate. On Thursday 2nd February they debated St. Patrick’s College Cavan in Cavan and very narrowly missed out on progressing to the fourth round. This was the furthest a team from Coláiste Cholmcille has ever gone in the competition. Mr. Eamonn Maguire and Mr. Peter Walsh were delighted with the performance of the t

Victory for First and Second Year Girls Basketball

Posted on 10 Feb 2017
Congratulations to the First and Second Year Girls Basketball teams who had great wins over Ursuline College Sligo in their first league games of the year. Both teams meet AVS Donegal Town next week.

Christmas Fair wins Make A Wish School Entrepreneurship Award

Posted on 10 Feb 2017
Well done to the TYs, First Years and Business teachers on winning the Make A Wish Foundation School Entrepreneurship Awards for the first ever CCBS Christmas Fair which took place in December. The event was organised by Transition Year students working closely with their Business teachers Yoland Gallagher and Nicola Conlon, along with many enterprising First Year students. Over €1700 was raised for the Make A Wish Foundation. 10 students will represent the school at an awards ceremony in Dublin

Zombies in All Ireland TY Drama

Posted on 10 Feb 2017
Congratulations to Miss Garvey’s TY 1 Theatre class on getting through to the final of the All Ireland TY Drama Competition. The competition will take place on March 3rd in the Mullingar Arts Centre (a change from the traditional Briery Gap Theatre in Macroom, Co. Cork, which is closed due to fire damage). The TYs will present their show ‘How To Survive the Zombie Apocalypse’, a hilarious take on the end of civilisation as we know it. Coláiste Cholmcille have a long tradition i

Office 365 for all in CCBS!

Posted on 08 Feb 2017
We’re giving Office 365 to all our staff and students! Coláiste Cholmcille are now at the forefront of education technology having become one of the first schools in the county to give Microsoft Office 365 to all free. Office 365 is a fantastic package of software which includes well known programs such as Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel amongst others. Using their ccbs.ie email address, students have instant access to all these apps online. They can also install them on their home co

U18 Boys Gaelic in Semi-Final of Markey Cup

Posted on 08 Feb 2017
Our U8 Boys Gaelic team defeated Rathmore, Belfast, 1-13 to 1-08 last week, to secure their place in the semi-final of the Markey Cup. Coláiste Cholmcille were best served by Sean Taylor, who was steady in goals; Jakeb Machunik, Cian McGloin and Robbie Ryan in defence; Dean Carroll at midfield and Shane McGrath and Oisin Rooney up front. Dylan Gallagher also got on a lot of ball for the winners. Coláiste Cholmcille: Sean Taylor; Jakeb Machunik, Cathal McSharry, Connor Feighney; Robbie Ryan, Cian

CCBS Athletics

Posted on 03 Feb 2017
22 athletes from the school competed in this year’s District E Cross Country Championships in Cookstown on Wednesday 1st Feb. Our senior boys team made up of Darragh Kelly, Marcus Mc Gowan, Ryan O’Leary, Conor Mc Gloin, Jack Britton & Tom Geraghty placed 2nd as a team in the senior boys race with Darragh Kelly also winning a silver medal for his individual performance. The lads will now go on to represent the school at the Ulster Cross Country Championships in Mallusk on 22nd Feb

Office 365 for all Students and Staff

Posted on 03 Feb 2017
Coláiste Cholmcille are now at the forefront of education technology having become one of the first schools in the county to provide the Microsoft Office 365 suite of software and online applications to all staff and students for free. Office 365 is a fantastic package of productivity software which includes well known programs such as Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel amongst others. Using their ccbs.ie email address, students have instant access to all these apps online, and can also instal

Our New School Video!

Posted on 03 Feb 2017

We’re on Facebook!

Posted on 03 Feb 2017
Coláiste Cholmcille now have a new Facebook page. Search ‘Colaiste Cholmcille Ballyshannon’ and give us a Like! The Facebook page will complement the school website (www.ccbs.ie) and twitter account (@ccbsnews).

School Video