Being a thriving football town Carrickfergus Grammar School has great levels of participation when it comes to the beautiful game. Every year group gets an opportunity to play at a competitive level, be it in a league or cup format or sometimes even both.
The sport is available to both boys and girls with the girls' game receiving massive interest in recent years, particularly after the senior girls' team lifted the Northern Ireland Cup in 2010. In the 2013/2014 season close to 40 girls across all age groups were on the books. The boys are also able to hold their own in the extremely competitive East Antrim district of the Northern Ireland Schools Football Association. Facing schools like Newtownabbey High, Glengormley High and Monkstown where football is the number one sport, our boys have managed to achieve notable success lifting the East Antrim Cup at Year 12 and being runner up in the Year 10 competition over recent seasons.
However, it is not all about the trophies! No matter what your skill level, whether you play football outside of school or not, you will always be welcome at a CGS football practice. With the help of the many years coaching experience of Mr Gorman, Mr McKittrick, Mr Irwin and Mr MacDonald, everyone can become a better player.