Monthly Archives: March 2011

Double for CCS Senior Hurlers

Cork and Munster Colleges Champions 2010/’11

Carrigaline CS 0-17

St. Declan’s, Kilmacthomas 0-12

CARRIGALINE CS led from pillar to post in claiming the Munster Colleges Senior Hurling ‘C’ title at Ardmore on March 9th.

Last week they went home empty handed after losing the ‘B’ football final replay to Abbey CBS but there was no denying them on this occasion as they served up a very well bal­anced performance in seeing off a dogged Kilmacthomas CC challenge.

On what was a cold day by the sea, some of Carrigaline’s hurling was first class and they were very deserving winners.

Scorers for Carrigaline CS: R O’Shea 0-10 (0-7f), K Kavanagh 0-4, K O’Connell, M Lynch, C McSweeney s/l 0-1 each.

CARRIGALINE CS: C O’Mahony (Car­rigaline); R Foster (do), A O’Reilly (do), K Healy (do); D Sheehan (Tracton), C Mc­Sweeney (Carrigaline), K O’Connell (do); S Dwane (do), R O’Shea (do); J McGuinness (Tracton), M Lynch (Carrigaline), K Kavanagh (do); E Moynihan (do), D McCarthy (Ballygarvan), K McIntyre (Carrigaline). Sub: S Griffin (Carrigaline) for McGuinness

Double for CCS Senior Hurlers:-

Cork and Munster Colleges Champions 2010/’11

Gold Medal at Irish Programming Olympiad 2011

Congratulations to Abdullah Mohammed, 4th Year, on his wonderful achievement of winning a gold medal in the Junior section of the Computer Programming Olympiad 2011, part of the Irish Sciences Olympiad, held at Dublin City University on Saturday 19th March.


Principal’s Awards – Spring 2011

1st Year and 6th Year classes were presented with their Principal’s Awards for Spring 2011, on Tuesday 15th March. Students were recognised for their contribution to school life, their behaviour in class and towards others around them, their sharing of talents and their achievements during the year. To achieve an award, students must receive at least 2 nominations from teachers. They are a positive affirmation of the achievements of students in every year from 1st Year to 6th Year.

Congratulations to all recipients.

Below are photos of some of the award winners from 1st Year and 6th Year:

Video Conference with U.S. School

Mr. Cahill’s 2nd Year History class, class Fergal, recently took part in a video conference with Cutler Elementary school in New Hampshire in the United States. 

Thanks to the Pfizer Foundation, who provided funding for several schools associated with Pfizer sites to aquire videoconferencing equipment, CCS was presented with a Polycom videoconferencing system. Ms Beth Audette of Cutler school, together with some of her colleagues, wanted to expose rural schools to experiences not usually available to students with little or no access to museums, science centers, foreign students, different cultures, etc. The Cutler School  is in rural New Hampshire and the students were thrilled with the opportunity to chat with class Fergal.

The students asked each other questions on history, culture and modern life in both countries and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It is hoped that the students will continue to develop this link in the future.

Other schools involved in the program are located in Canada, USA, Puerto Rico and Australia as well as a number of other schools in Ireland.

Pictured below are students from class Fergal:

CSI at CCS – Forensic Science Class

Ms Godsell’s 2nd Year Science class recently had the unique experience of taking part in a Forensic Science class at CCS. The students had great fun finding various items hidden in sand boxes, using forensic science techniques. There was wonderfull excitement in the classroom as the students checked and logged the objects they discovered and got to be forensic scientists for a morning.

The class was given by visiting educators Marge Anderson and Elena Setterfeld. Marge was formerly the education outreach coordinator for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Research & Development site in Groton, Connecticut and Advisor to the Pfizer Foundation in New York, assisting global Pfizer sites with education outreach programs. Following retirement from Pfizer, Marge started i5 Teaching Network LLC in Connecticut to provide teacher international professional development programs and local community initiatives. I5 specializes in STEM (Science Technology, Engineering, and Math) and Arts education but is open to other disciplines. Marge was named the 2010 Irish National Science Educator of the Year, sponsored by Phamachemical Ireland.

Elena is a member of the Global Forensic Educators team. Teachers from Pfizer’s global sites have attended extensive 2-3 week training programs, sponsored by the Pfizer Foundation, at the Connecticut State Forensic Laboratories in Connecticut, USA for 10 years. Elena was one of a number of teachers selected for advanced group training and sharing during two summer retreats in Massachusetts in 2008 and 2009. These teachers were chosen because of their interest and ability to train colleagues in a workshop environment and because they are great team members who understand the importance of sharing their knowledge, to become workshop facilitators. Elena is not only a representative from UK, she one of the most creative, active, and adept member of the team. She has written a forensic science booklet for use by secondary school students.

We were privileged at CCS to welcome our 2 guests for the day and we look forward to them returning in the near future to further investigate this very important area of Science.

Below are some photos of the 2nd Year students during their forensic science class

Cork Colleges Hurling Success

Congratulations to the hurlers of CCS, managed by Mr. Looney, who won their Cork Colleges hurling final in Ardmore last week. The students beat St. Declan’s of Kilmacthomas to claim victory. Well done lads!

The students are pictured below during the post-match celebrations


Carrigaline Community School had recent success in Athletics, with several students successful at a  Munster level.

A further 3 students went on to represent at an International level.

Well done to all students who participated.

Some photos of the participating students available below.

Cobh Language Competition 2011

The Cobh & Harbour Chamber of Commerce Language  Competition 2011 took place recently in Cobh. A number of 6th year students represented the school in Irish, German and French.

Congratulations to Diarmuid Hickey who won first prize for Irish.

Pictured below are the students who took part in the competition.