ICD STUDENT TO TAKE PART IN WORLD CUP OPENING CEREMONY June 14, 2018
ICD's Year 8 student, Zach, has been chosen to take part in the opening ceremony of the 2018 World Cup, which kicks off in Russia tomorrow. He will carry the Northern Ireland flag at the ceremony in the 81,000-seater Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow ahead of the opening match of the World Cup. The launch celebrations and match between hosts Russia against Saudi Arabia are expected to attract a global television audience of around 3.6 billion people. Playing as part of the Football For Friendship (F4F) international children's social programme run by Gazprom, a partner of FIFA and the 2018 World Cup. Zach scored 5 goals in 3 matches yesterday and is enjoying representing Northern Ireland; playing football with other young students from more than 200 countries.
Our whole College community were delighted when World Cup organisers confirmed that the Under-12 player along with children from the 210 other countries attending the F4F events will be taking part in a flag ceremony as part of the World Cup curtain-raiser. Sending his best wishes, Mr Sleeth, Principal said, 'Enjoy every minute of this fantastic opportunity, what an experience! You are and have been an excellent ambassador for the College, the IFA and Northern Ireland. We are all very proud of you and your achievements'
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Integrated College Dungannon secured their first U12 Mid-Ulster large schools' Cup at Lurgan Town FC. Having already wrapped up the U12 league title for the first time also, the team faced another tough fixture with Lurgan Junior High School, having been beaten in the N.I Schools cup semi-final a few weeks ago by the same opponents.
The boys were determined not to let their previous disappointment affect them, and went 1-0 up 10 minutes before half time, through a brave header by Jessie Turner with the goal keeper bearing down on him. The second half saw ICD start to control the match further with a number of players raising their game, resulting in another goal forced over the line by Jessie Turner, through determined pressure, to make it 2-0. Lurgan Junior High scored a goal with 5 minutes remaining but up stepped Matthew Hughes with a great strike into the far corner to wrap up the match for ICD.
A big thanks to all the support from parents and students on the day and good luck to Lurgan Junior High school in the N.I Schools' cup final.
The College, yesterday, said a fond farewell to IFA Coach, John O’Kane. John, along with Stevie Lynch, has coached the ICD students since the inception of the IFA programme last year. An excellent coach, he will be missed by the students and staff at the College. Coaches Darren Murphy, Declan Devine, Stevie Lynch and Pascal Vaudequin will manage the programme at the College, under the direction of Jim Magilton, Elite Performance Programme Director.
ICD bowed out of the NI Schools' Cup competition following a hard fought semi-final game against Lurgan Junior High School played at Mourneview Playing Fields, Lurgan. Despite dominating for much of the game, the ICD boys couldn't break through Lurgan's tight defence. No goals were recorded at full-time so a further five minutes was played each way, with still no goals scored the match went to penalties and the ICD boys were unlucky to be defeated. Congratulations to Lurgan Junior High School and best of luck in the final.
A determined and organised performance from the U12 football team has seen ICD through to the Semi-Final of the N.I Cup for the first time. Playing Belfast Boys' Model School, the team secured an impressive 7-2 victory, with goals from James Mulgrew x4, Jessie Turner, Ethan Nethery and Calum McWhirter.
Congratulations to all the boys who played their part in a great team performance. The team will now meet Lurgan Junior High School in the Semi-final. Venue and time to be confirmed.
The team has also won the Mid Ulster Large Schools' league and will be competing in the Mid Ulster Cup final against Lurgan Junior High School at Lurgan Town FC on Wednesday 21st March, kick off at 12.00noon
Congratulations to the U12 football team on securing a place in the Mid Ulster Cup Final which will take place at Lurgan Town FC on Friday 2nd March 2018 (Kick-off time to be confirmed).
The team provided a solid performance in the Semi-Final against a hard working St Ronan's side and the pressure paid off with goals scored by Ethan Nethery x 2, Zach Cowan x 2, McKenzie Dickson. The final score line of ICD 5 – 0 St Ronan's College secured the team's place in the Final.
Official Opening of ICD Sports Centre November 22, 2017
Mr Derek Baker, Permanent Secretary, cuts the ribbon to open the new Sports Centre at Integrated College Dungannon.Mr Baker is pictured with Rebecca Kinsella, Head Girl; Mr Andrew Sleeth, Principal; Mrs Ann Tate, Chairperson of the Board of Governors; Mr Stephen Rice, Head of PE; Mr Damian McCarroll, Education Authority; and Head Boy, Aaron Graham.
The Permanent Secretary for the Department of Education (DE), Mr Derek Baker, officially opened the £3.6 million Sports Centre at the College on Wednesday 8th November 2017
Mr Baker was welcomed to the College by Mrs Ann Tate, Chairperson of the Board of Governors. Guests included Mr Damian McCarroll, Education Authority, who assisted and supported the College throughout the build of the project. The student body were represented by the College's newly elected Student Council, along with the Head and Deputy Head Students.
The centre which is used during the day by students and staff, is also being utilised, in the evenings, by community and sporting organisations with the facilities already being used for; gymnastics, dance, fitness, camogie, soccer, rugby and Gaelic. Organisations wishing to hire the facilities should contact the College Administrator on 028 8772 4401.
Local schools from the Dungannon District travelled to the Mid Ulster Sports Arena, Cookstown to compete for the Dungannon Schools' Shield.In their first game of the day, Integrated College Dungannon (ICD) played St Joseph's Grammar, Donaghmore. ICD got off to a difficult start, with key man, Bryan Casey having to come off with an ankle injury. However, they composed themselves from the restart and 2 goals .....