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Our former pupil Molly Scuffil-McCabe returned to visit our school this week. Molly is currently a contracted rugby player with the IRFU. She began her road to playing international rugby under the guidance of Fiona Coghlan. Of course Fiona is a teacher in our school and was the captain of Ireland’s only grand slam winning team. Molly arrived in the official Rugby world cup vehicle and brought with her the trophy for the tournament. The Women’s rugby world cup will take place in August of this year, in Ireland. Every effort is being made to promote the tournament and the trophy tour certainly caused great excitement in our school, especially for our rugby playing boys and girls.
Many students are off-site on educational trips facilitated by their hard-working teachers including the following: TY Spanish trip to the IFI followed by Tapas!, LCVP trips to the library and Chocolate Factory, TY Geography classes trips to the OSI and the beach in December! Senior Art classes visited IMMA recently.
Many in-school workshops that occur in school compliment the many forms of learning and development of all of our students – Music iPad workshops; 1st, 2nd and TYs all participated in the ‘Childwatch’ internet safety workshops in school; TY CSI workshops; 6th year students are being given the opportunity to listen to visiting speakers form many different colleges and universities during their weekly class of Career Guidance; French Theatre workshops… to name a few.
Great news stories regarding Sports in LCC:
Basketball Girls U16 and U19 teams have reached the Dublin Finals which will be held in Inchicore next Wednesday 7th December.
Boys Senior Rugby team are playing Pres Carlow in the Leinster ‘A’ Shield Semifinal next Monday 5th December in Kildare.
U19 and U16 Girls Soccer keep on winning…top of their leagues at present after trips to Kilkenny and North Dublin. Great displays from 1st year boys and girls playing in the Futsol league.
Girls Camogie are two from two so far, beating St Mary’s Glasnevin in a thrilling encounter.
Senior boys soccer, having scored 15 goals in the last 2 games, are looking to run away with the title this year again – through to the knock outs with Daniel Grant as top scorer with 9!
U18 GAA footballers are only just beginning their league campaigns. … more to follow.
Senior hurling: Congrats to our senior hurlers who beat St. Paul’s, Raheny in their championship final which was played at Parnell’s GAA club. We started well and took early control. Two brilliant goals from Evan Lombard and a point from Charlie Keher put us in front early. However we had to work hard to hold a 3 point half time lead. Our captain Rory Stapleton put over 5 points from frees and set up Alan Murphy for another. Charlie Keher’s over head shot put us 5 points clear before St. Paul’s got a late goal to leave the final score at 3-7 to 2-8. Team: L.Finnerty, E.Byrne, P.Claffey, A.Finnerty, A.Hanley, R.Stapleton, J.Murphy, L.Murphy, A.Murphy, C.Kavanagh, B.Mullins, K.Boylan, C.Keher,E.Lombard, A.McGarry, C.Gaire, D.Donnelly.
Arts Week: Another wonderful Arts Week took place just before the mid-term. After a week of workshops for all 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 5th year students, we rounded up with a dress-up day on Friday. This year’s theme was green, white and orange, which allowed us to create a human Irish flag. On the final day we also had an all-school table quiz. Earlier in the week we had two student variety shows and daily lunch time music. All in all, thanks to Mr.Duffy, the co-operation of our students and the hard work of teachers we had an excellent Arts week this year. Special thanks to Jimmy Stagg who provided bicycles for us to use as part of our fundraising Spinrowathon.
Science: Well done to TY student Oisin O’Sullivan who participated in the recent Science Olympiad which took place in DCU. Oisin was invited to take part because of his outstanding science result in this year’s Junior Certificate exams.
Gaisce Awards: Congrats to six of our leaving cert students who recently received their Silver Gaisce Awards. The recipients were Emma Donnelly, Aisling Fahey, Eoin Hayes, Hannah Hughes, Eva Minihane, and Emma Tuohy. They awards were presented to them by All-Ireland winning footballer Jonny Cooper at a ceremony in the Helix.
Cross Country: An excellent turnout with 4 girls and 9 boys from 1st year who took part in the race. Millie Reid ran a brilliant race to finish in third place being narrowly pipped by two girls from Cabra, with strong finishes from Ellen Moloney and Nicole Ryan. Well done to Liz Uyi on completing her first cross country. All the boys ran very well, with four runners in the frame in a fast finish. Matthew Butler the best in 7th place, despite sustaining an injury. Mohammad Sulaiman, Brian Flanagan, Conor Croke, Joel Ogunkoyejo, Conor Duffy, Hugh Cuffe, Callum Brookes and Umer Muhammad all ran their best too.
Thanks to all parents/guardians and prospective students who attended our Open Day on Thursday 13th October. We estimate that there were about 450 families represented on the day. Visitors to the school were offered a guided tour by our current students and received a brochure outlining the various curricular and extra-curricular programmes that are on offer in the college. Each subject area had a display of work done by students and teachers and students were on hand to answer questions from visitors. Parents and students leaving the school commented on how proud our students are of the College and of being a member of our community.
Thanks for members of our Parents’ Association who attended and offered a cup of tea to visitors as well as explaining the importance of parental involvement in our school. We hope that those who visited found out more about what we have to offer and that it will help future students to select most suitable option subjects. Thanks to all of our staff and students who made the event such a memorable occasion.
Reminder: Closing date for applications for 1st year 2018 (current 5th class students) is 4.30pm on Friday 28th October 2016. Any applications received after that time will be categorised as LATE applications and will not be dealt with until all other Categories have been processed.
The PE department are delighted to announce that a fitness bootcamp will start for all girls after the February mid-term break. The school has secured funding from South-Dublin Sports Partnership and will be able to run a free six-week course led by former LCC student and fitness guru, Mark Lacey, for all girls in Lucan CC. The programme is aimed at getting girls of all ages who are currently not active or exercising regularly to get involved in a fun fitness environment. The bootcamp starts on Wednesday 24th February at 1.10pm until 2pm and we hope to see you there!