Coláiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal

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Bond Trader Challenge

Posted on 08 May 2017
Fifth Year Business and Accounting students attended  the Bond Trader Challenge in Letterkenny last week. Students learned about a number of different economic concepts such as law of supply and demand and relationships between interest rates and inflation and the importance of them when buying and selling shares through a fun interactive game. Students were given real market scenarios and had to make decisions on how to manage their own bond portfolios. It was a very enjoyable and relevant expe

U14 Girls Gaelic

Posted on 30 Apr 2017
Our U14 girls team were unlucky to lose their Ulster quarter-final match when they came up against a very strong Largy College side in Irvinestown last Tuesday 25th April. Overall it was a good team performance and the girls fought hard from the throw-in. Strong performances from Caitlyn Mc Garrigle in defence and Ella Clancy in midfield kept them within touching distance of Largy until the final 10 minutes when Largy got a few quick scores in succession to finish the game 4-05 to 6-10.

First Year Boys Basketball in All Ireland Semi-Finals

Posted on 29 Apr 2017
Congratulations to the First Year Boys Basketball team who have made it through to the All Ireland Semi-Finals! They won all three games in the playoffs in the Foyle Arena, Derry, last week, confidently securing their place in the next stage of the competition. They defeated St. Columbs in their first match 43-10, Thurles in the second match 34-9 and Castlerea in the third match 44-11. The All Ireland Semi Final will be played in the National Basketball Arena, Tallaght, on May 4th. This has been

Coláiste Uisce

Posted on 29 Apr 2017
A number of First and Second Year students spent three days in Coláiste Uisce, Belmullet, in beautiful Co. Mayo, recently. Games, water sports and dancing classes kept the students practising their Irish. Ms. McElwaine, Ms De Búrca and Mr. Reilly were delighted with how much fun the students had, all as gaeilge. Chaith grúpa scoláirí ón gcéad bhliain agus ón dara bliain seal le Coláiste Uisce atá suite i gcroíclár Ghaeltacht Mhaigh Eo. Ghlaic na daltaí páirt i réimse leathan gníomhaíochtaí trí m

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

Posted on 25 Apr 2017
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 Miss Roper, they performed scenes from ‘Blood Brothers’ by Willy Russell. The girls gave a fantastic performance. Well done everyone!

TY Trip Parents Meeting

Posted on 25 Apr 2017
There will be an information evening for parents in the school this Wednesday, April 26th, at 5p.m. regarding the TY trip to Barcelona.

Mona Breaks Record at Irish Swimming Championships

Posted on 07 Apr 2017
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 31.49 touching in 31.34 seconds ahead of Tallaght’s Niamh Coyne (32.79). This is a fantastic result for Mona who just keeps going from strength to strength. We’re sure there will be more news about Mona over the

Second Year Boys Basketball in All Ireland Semi-Final

Posted on 03 Apr 2017
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 were as follows: Coláiste Cholmcille 44, Castlerea CS 24; Coláiste Cholmcille 50 Marist, Athlone, 37; Coláiste Cholmcille 30, Lagan College 19. Congratulations lads, and best of luck in the All Ireland!

Second Year Girls Basketball Team Defeated in Playoffs

Posted on 03 Apr 2017
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 can certainly be proud of themselves as they fought hard in every game. Congratulations to the girls for their achievement of winning the North West region this year and reaching the playoff stage of the All Ireland 

Simon Community Talk

Posted on 03 Apr 2017
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 behalf of homeless people, and . Everyone found the talk very interesting as it revealed the truth about the problem of homelessness locally.

Finner Camp Visit

Posted on 03 Apr 2017
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. Closing dates for the current campaign are April 5th for General Service and April 18th for Cadetships. Further information is available on  

Coláiste Uisce Trip

Posted on 03 Apr 2017
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 through the medium of Irish. This is a great opportunity for the students, arranged by the Irish Department in the school.

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