Tickets are now on sale for the Musical ‘Dancing Queen’. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets are available at the reception office in Skibbereen Community School, at Cathal O'Donovan’s Bookshop, 35 Main Street, Skibbereen and in the canteen area each day at lunch time.

TY Musical 'Dancing Queen'

Show Times:

Thursday 24th of January 7:30 PM.

Friday 25th of January 7:30 PM.

Saturday 26th of January 7:30 PM.

Ticket price €10.00.

2 tickets for €15.00 for the opening night on Thursday 24th of January only.

Family ticket: 2 adult and 2 children €30.00.

7 Days to go to the School Musical, "Dancing Queen".


Our TY students are flat out preparing for this year’s production. Take a look at the pics below. The first dress rehearsal was held to day. Many thanks to all the backstage crew for their work on the props and costumes. Many thanks to the Art, Music, Drama, Woodwork, SNA Departments for all their trojan work. They are all Super Troopers!!!!

School Closure

Skibbereen Community School will be closed for students this Thursday, 17th January 2019, to facilitate junior cycle training.

U16 Boys Basketball Team Reach All-Ireland Finals, Jan 9th.

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Congratulations to the U16 Boys Basketball Team and their coach Ms. Marie O Mahony on reaching the All-Ireland Basketball Finals yesterday. They beat the host team, Killorglin Community School by 42 points to 39. They then beat Castlecomer Community School by 59 points to 34 having been down 16 points going into the third quarter. The three, three pointers by Eividas Andreikus led the resurgence. Well done to all.

BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

Pictured below are SCS students at the BT Young Scientist & Technolgy Exhibition in the RDS in Dublin.

Christmas Jumper Day, Dec 21st. Happy Christmas Everyone!

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Well done to those Staff and Students (pictured above) who won the best dressed competition on the last day of term. Well done to the Religion Department for organising. All proceeds raised were given to those TY students heading to Calcutta with the Hope Foundations and to the two orphanages in Africa that Ms. Hennigan worked with last summer. The School Community would like to wish all our Students, Staff, Board Members, Parents/Guardians and Friends of our school a very Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year!

School Farming Club visits Atkins Farm Machinery Yard, Cork Dec 21st.

The Farming club and their teacher Mr. PJ Fitzgerald visited Atkins Farm Machinery Yard on the last day of term. They were given a fantastic guided tour by Mr. Mossie Galvin, Sales Rep. Mr. Galvin gave them two hours showing them the latest farming equipment including a new customized tractor valued at 200,000 Euro. He also showed them the mechanics garage and explained the apprenticeship process. Many thanks to him, Mr. Fitzgerald and Ms. Mary Griffin and Ms. Maire Cullinane, SNA’s for accompanying the Club.

Fittest Year Group Competition, Dec 19th.

Well done to all involved in this year’s “Fittest Year Group Competition”. 144 Students took part from all years in a hotly contested competition. It was run over two days on the pitch, gym and in the hall. Thanks to all the TY students who took the scores, did the music and set up the events. Sincere thanks to Mr. Maurice Moore for organizing and to Mr. Mick Murphy for assisting him.

Congratulations to 6th Year who are again crowned “Fittest Year Group” for 2018/19 with 101 points after 12 events. Well done to 3rd Years who came second with 91 points and 5th Years who came third on 85 points.

The Individual winners are listed below.

Event 1: Rowing

Best Placed Girl was Sinead Coakley, 3rd Year.

Best Placed Boy was Dermot Hegarty, 6th Year.

Event 2: Vertical Jump

Best Placed Girl was Aine Keating, 3rd Year.

Best Placed Boy was Patrick Malinowska, 4th Year.

Event 3: Hang Tough

Best Placed Girl was Olivia Dudek, 5th Year

Best Placed Boy was Jamie Shanahan, 6th Year.

Event 4: Bounce Ball

Best Placed Girl was Kayla Scully, 1st Year.

Best Placed Boy was Donnacha O Donovan, 5th Year.

Event 5: Basketball Shots

Best Placed Girl was Niamh Connolly, 2nd Year.

Best Placed Boy was Eividas Andreikus, 3rd Year.

Event 6: 3 Min Endurance Run

Best Placed Girl was Mallaidh O Neill, 3rd Year.

Best Placed Boy was Elliot Connolly, 6th Year.

Event 7: 20 Metre Sprint

Best Placed Girl was Grace Hendy, 4th Year.

Best Placed Boy was Alex Minihane, 6th Year.

Event 8: 5m by 5m

Best Place Girl was Lisa Harte, 6th Year.

Best Placed Boy was James O Driscoll, 3rd Year.

Event 9: Puc Fada

Best Placed Girl was Emer Crowley, 3rd Year.

Best Placed Boy was Jason Knott, 3rd Year.

Event 10: Upper Body Reaction

Best Placed Girl was Alicia O Sullivan, 5th Year.

Best Placed Girl Boy was Adam O Donoghue, 3rd Year.

Event 11: Quick Feet Reaction

Best Placed Boy Girl was Aoife Whooley, 6th Year.

Best Placed Boy was Cormac Ryan, 4th Year.

Event 12: Soccer Dribble

Best Placed Girl was Rachel O Donovan, 6th Year.

Best Placed Boy was Damien Fernandez, 2nd Year

U16 Boys Basketball team are crowned County Champions, Dec 17th.


Congratulations to Ms. Marie O Mahony and her U16 Boys Basketball Team who have just beaten Mount St. Michael, Rosscarbery in a cracking match to become crowned County Champions. The final score in a nail biting finish was 34 points to 28. Well done to both teams for a fantastic performance.

The Skibb panel included Cillian Grey, Ger McEoin, Phelim O donovan, Robbie Minihane, James O Neill, Stevie Redmond, Eividas Andreikus, Tomás O Mahony, Tom Kavanagh, Michéal Sheehy and Colm Harrington. Well done lads. You have done your school proud.


Congratulations to the first group of First Year Students who took part in Rowing Ireland’s Indoor Inter Schools Comp in Cork. Well done to the medal winners and many thanks to Ms. Emily Deloury from Skibb Rowing Club for organizing. Emily has been has been working with all our First Years since Sept. Many thanks to Mr. Dara Crowley for accompanying the squad.

"Big School, Big Heart", Enrolment Evening, Dec 13th.

The School Community would like to sincerely thank all those who made last night’s enrolment evening a tremendous success. Thank you to the 180 students who volunteered as Tour Guides, Ushers and Project demonstrators. Thanks to the TY Food and Hospitality Group, Mini Companies, School Choir and Musicians. Thanks to the Student Council for coordinating. Thanks to all the Staff in their Subject Departments for their projects and presentations. Thanks to the Parents Council for providing the refreshments and thanks to Fields for their sponsorship. Many thanks to the BAM and Cleaning Staff for preparing the building.

UCC Quercus Scholarships

Pictured below are:

(1) Daniel O’Mahony, LC 2018 receiving his Quercus Scholarship (Academic) from Professor Patrick G. O’Shea, President University College Cork, at a ceremony in UCC recently.

(2) Orla McCarthy and Daniel O’Mahony LC 2018 at the UCC Quercus Scholarship (Academic) Ceremony. Both students were recipients.

(3) Aoife Casey & Paul O’Donovan receiving their UCC Quercus (Talented Youth) Scholarships, photographed with Principal Mr. Anton O’Mahony.

(4) Mairead Carey, Aoife Casey, Hannah Collins & Maria Carey (recipients of UCC Quercus Scholarships over the last 4 years) pictured with Prof. John Hanrahan Vice President of UCC & Mr. Anton O’Mahony Principal Skibbereen Community School.

UL Sports Scholarship

Congratulations to Aoibhinn Keating (Leaving Cert 2018) on receiving a Sports Scholarship at the University of Limerick recently. The scholarship was presented by Professor Kirstin May.

Aoibhinn is currently studying Sport and Exercise Sciences in UL.

Official turning on of our Christmas Lights, Dec 13th 2018.

Our Christmas Lights were officially turned on to day. Thankyou to all the First Year Students, Religion Department, Music Department, JCP Department, LRC, the MC’s and to our Principal for making it such a wonderful occasion. Well done to the 5th Year Religion students who produced the Christmas Newsletter!

First Year Mixed Football Blitz, Dec 11th.

Well done to all those brave First Years who braved the elements in today’s Inter School Mixed Football Blitz. Despite the conditions there was a great array of talent on show. Many thanks to the TY coaches and referees. Many thanks to Mr. Dara Crowley, School Coach and Mr. Paudie Crowley, Games Development Officer with the Carbery Board for organising. The D team were the overall winners at the end of the day where each received a Munster GAA Jersey.