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25
APR
2017

‘Blood Brothers’ comes second, Amy Carney wins Best Actress

Congratulations to Amy Carney, Lucy Barden, Eva Carney Jessica Doherty and Elyssa Finnegan on their great success in Under-15 Barker Cup for Drama category at the Sligo Féis. In addition, Amy Carney took home the award for Best Actress. Under the direction of their English teacher Mis
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25
APR
2017

TY Trip Parents Meeting

There will be an information evening for parents in the school this Wednesday, April 26th, at 5p.m. regarding the TY trip to Barcelona.
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07
APR
2017

Mona Breaks Record at Irish Swimming Championships

It’s gold for Mona Mc Sharry at the Irish Open Swimming Championships! Congratulations to Mona Mc Sharry on breaking the Irish Junior record in the 50m breaststroke at the Irish Open Swimming Championships yesterday. The Marlins swimmer broke Sycerika McMahon’s 2011 record of 31
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03
APR
2017

Second Year Boys Basketball in All Ireland Semi-Final

Congratulations to our  Second Year boys on making it through to the All Ireland semi-final having won all three matches in the playoffs in Belfast at the weekend. This is a fantastic achievement for the team and we hope it’s a sign of things to come! The results from each match
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03
APR
2017

Second Year Girls Basketball Team Defeated in Playoffs

The Second Year Girls competed in the All Ireland Playoffs on Friday 31st March in Malahide C. S. in Dublin. They played three teams on the day and came up against very stiff competition. Unfortunately, they didn’t top their group so did not advance to the semi-finals but they c
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03
APR
2017

Simon Community Talk

All TYs attended a talk with Colette Ferguson from the Simon Community last Friday. Colette spoke to the students about the growing issue of the ‘invisible homeless’ in Donegal. She discussed causes of homelessness and how the Simon Community volunteer to advocate on behal
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03
APR
2017

Finner Camp Visit

A small number of senior students recently attended a Defence Forces recruitment drive at Finner Camp. All of the Defence Forces were represented to coincide with the current campaign nationwide. Students got to test the Virtual Reality simulator and met with a few past pupils. Closin
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03
APR
2017

Coláiste Uisce Trip

53 First and Second Year students will spend are spending two days at Coláiste Uisce this week. Coláiste Uisce, as the name suggests, is a bi-lingual outdoors activities centre that teaches the Gaelic language. Students will participate in a range of water-based activities, all throug
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29
MAR
2017

U13 Boys Gaelic put up brave fight in playoffs

Commiserations to our Under 13 boys team who performed excellently in their Ulster playoff versus St Ciaran’s Ballygawley. The lads put in their best performance of the season and despite leading for long periods of the game the boys were unfortunately beaten after extra time. D
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29
MAR
2017

Accountancy Talk with Paul Mc Devitt

Senior Accounting and Business students attended a talk from guest speaker Paul Mc Devitt last week. Paul is a partner in local accountancy firm Mc Devitt & Mc Glynn, and also lectures in LYIT. He spoke to the students about various careers and pathways into accounting and busines
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29
MAR
2017

LCVP Class raise €1754 for Daffodil Day

Well done to LCVP students on raising €1754 on Daffodil Day. The students volunteered to sell Daffodil Day merchandise in local shops in Ballyshannon and Kinlough and had a very successful day. LCVP students are encouraged to volunteer in their local communities to develop their inter
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27
MAR
2017

TYs Adventures in ‘Wonderland’

Transition Year students are travelling to Belfast this week to attend ‘Wonderland’ in the Royal Opera House, Belfast. ‘Wonderland’ is a new musical based ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’, with a more modern and mature twist. The trip is org
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20
MAR
2017

U13 Boys Gaelic in Ulster Playoffs

Congratulations to our Under 13 boys Gaelic team who qualified for the Ulster playoffs with a comprehensive victory over Holy Cross Strabane last week with a final scoreline of 7-7 to 1-0.  Mr Doherty and Mr Maguire were very impressed with the excellent commitment, intensity and disc
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20
MAR
2017

Subject Choice Information Eve

There will be a subject choice information evening in the Assembly Area on Tuesday the 21st of March. This is aimed at parents/guardians and students who are going into Second Year, TY, LCA and Fifth Year. First Years – 7pm Third Years considering TY or LCA – 7.45pm All in
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16
MAR
2017

Fifth Year Careers Trip

Last Wednesday a group of TY students spent the day in the Clayton Hotel, Sligo, hosted by Sligo IT. The focus of the day was ‘Careers in Science: Not Just White Lab Coats.” The students enjoyed a number of talks from IT lecturers, a documentary screening, and they got to
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15
MAR
2017

TY First Aid Course with First Aid Aware

Last Friday our TY student took part in a one day First Aid course, held by First Aid Aware. Students learned a number of important skills: how to help someone who is choking, how to bandage an injury and CPR. Everyone who participated received a certificate to show they completed the
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13
MAR
2017

Defeat for CCBS in All Ireland C Group Semi-Final

Coláiste Cholmcille put up a strong fight against Presentaton De La Salle, Bagenalstown, last Friday in the All Ireland Semi-Final, but ended the match two points down following the loss of three key players due to injury. Dean Carroll went off in the first twenty minutes, Conall Swee
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08
MAR
2017

All Ireland Semi-Final: CCBS Vs. Presentation De La Salle, Bagenalstown

Following their victory over Carrick last week, the CCBS Senior Gaelic team now proceed to the All Ireland Semi-Final against Presentation De La Salle, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow. The match will take place in Breffni Park, Cavan, on Friday March 10th at 3pm.
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03
MAR
2017

CCBS are Ulster Champions!

Congratulations to our Senior Boys Gaelic team on defeating Carrick in the Markey Cup Final this afternoon and being crowned Ulster Champions! CCBS held a solid lead throughout the match despite some good attempts on target by Carrick, finishing the first half time 2-06 to CarrickR
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