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 discipline displayed throughout the game. The boys progress to an Ulster playoff which will be played in the next few weeks. Well done boys.
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 incoming Fifth Year students – 8.15pm.
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 chat to current IT students about life in college.
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 course. Thanks to the team from First Aid Aware who shared these essential skills with the group.
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 Sweeny had a dislocated finger before half-time, and Nathan Boyle suffered a back injury with ten minutes to go. Both teams were well matched, but CCBS were unable to make up the difference at the very end. However this
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.
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 Carrick’s 0-04. Carrick earned a couple of points in the second half but CCBS retaliated with two further goals in the last five minutes of the match, securing their victory. Final score: CCBS 4-11, Carrick 0-12.
As part of our Seachtain na Gaeilge events, we are delighted to welcome Sean-Nós dancer, Tommy Stenson, to our school on Tuesday, March 7th. Tommy is a Mayo-based Sean-Nós dancer and teacher who has taught and performed Sean-Nós nationally and internationally. He will give workshops to First and Transition Year students. Bainigí ceol as!
Well done to our CCBS staff and students who have contributed to the great success of ‘The Wedding Singer’, the latest musical from the Ballyshannon Musical Society. The show had a fantastic opening night on Tuesday, and continues until Saturday night, March 4th.