Cross and Passion College has a long history of camogie and competes in Ulster Colleges 'A' competitions at all levels. We are lucky to have a great supply of talented and enthusiastic players from the camogie clubs of North Antrim and also dedicated staff who strive to get the best out of them. Such staff include Mrs Kelly, Miss Dowds, Mrs Scullion and Mrs Black.
We have won numerous Ulster titles and College All-Stars and our greatest achievement came in 2008 when we won the Junior All-Ireland 'A' Colleges title. This was an unbelievable achievement which can hopefully be repeated some day.
This year we have won the Ulster Junior 7-a-side title and reached the All-Ireland Final of this competition.
Cross and Passion College has a great tradition of hurling and draws pupils from all of the hurling clubs in North Antrim. CPC enters teams in all Ulster Colleges ‘A’ hurling competitions as follows:
- Year 8 - Thompson Cup
- Year 9 - McNamee Cup
- Year 10 - Gallagher Cup
- Year 11 - Year 11 Knockout
- Year 12 - Forresters Cup
- Year 13 & 14 - Mageean Cup
There are a number of teachers who generously give of their time to coach the school teams, including Mr Cassidy, Mr Kearney, Mr Campbell and Mr Herron.
Hurling has flourished in CPC over the last number of years and we are one of the top hurling colleges in Ulster. This year, CPC were once again crowned All-Ireland Champions when the senior team won the Buggy Cup against Mountrath C.S. from County Laois. This followed on from back to back All-Ireland Titles in 2009 & 2010. This year's final was played in Thurles and the boys produced a fantastic performance to end a magnificent year for them since winning the Mageean Cup back in October. This was the second year in a row we have won the Mageean Cup - a fantastic achievement. Our Year 10s also became Ulster Champions this year when they won the Gallagher Cup. Last year was another successful year for the school winning the Mageean Cup, McNamee Cup and the Thompson Cup.
Hurling in CPC has a bright future due to the dedication of the pupils and teachers involved and the continuing support from local clubs.
Soccer teams at Cross and Passion are taken by Mr Kearney and the school competes in the year 8, 9 and 10 competitions in the Coleraine and District Schools league. Opposition varies from Dominican College, Loreto College, Cookstown High, St Mary’s Limavady, Ballymoney High and Dalriada.
The year 8 team competes in the McKinney Cup, the year 9 in the Mc Garry Cup and the year 10 in the Coleraine Cup.
We have been fortunate enough to win some of these trophies in the last few years:
- McKinney Cup 2005, 2008, 2009.
- McGarry Cup 2008
- Coleraine Cup 2006
Cross and Passion College competes in the Ulster Colleges competitions. At present we enter two competitions. The teams are coached by Mr Cassidy, Mr McGoldrick, McMcVeigh and Mr Kelly.
Mallon Cup – U-13 ½ “C”
Ennis Cup – U-14 ½ “C”
We have won the Ennis Cup on one occasion, 2012, when we beat Loreto College, Coleraine in the final on a scoreline of 1-10 to 2-4.
Hopefully with continued hard work and dedication we can bring more Ulster Colleges football titles to CPC in the near future.
Cross and Passion compete in both the Coleraine and District League and the NEBSSA Competitions for Netball. The teams are coached superbly by Ms Donnelly and Mrs S. McGinley. We are consistently competing for titles in these competitions and are have had a number of girls selected for Northern Ireland trials and development squads in recent years.
Year 8 Netball – Finalists in the NEBSSA League and semi-finalists in the Coleraine & District Tournament
Minor A Section (Year 9) – Runners up in Coleraine & District League
Junior A Section (Year 10) – Runners up in the Coleraine and District League
Intermediate B Section (Year 11) – Coleraine & District League Winners
Intermediate A Section (Year 12) – Coleraine & District League Winners
Senior A Section (year 13/14) – Coleraine & District League Winners
Cross and Passion have a golf team to cater for the pupils who play the sport competitively. Under the guidance of Mrs Black, the pupils take part every year in the Darren Clarke Schools league where they play schools from the local area.
They must firstly sell a minimum of 100 pink badges (£100) for breast cancer. A perk to this is that in June 2012, the pupils were asked to carry the score boards at the Irish Open in Portrush which was a great opportunity.
The team also got the opportunity to play at the K club for a heavily reduced fee and always get the chance to obtain tickets to the Irish Open, wherever it is being held.