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Lucan CC student called up to international ice hockey side

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Congratulations to Anna Capcarrere (1st Year, McVerry) who has been selected to represent Team Ireland in South Korea next year.

Anna has been selected for Ireland in the exciting discipline of ice hockey and will represent the nation in the Commemorative Imjin-Pyeongchang Youth Ice Hockey to be held in South Korea in January 2018.

Anna will compete in 10 international games against countries including South Korea, USA, Canada, Japan, Hungary, China and Russia.

We wish Anna the very best of luck as she begins her training for this prestigious tournament.

Lucan CC students seal league crown with Westmanstown GAA

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Congratulations to the trio of Lucan Community College student who were part of the Westmanstown GAA under 14s gaelic football team who won their divisional league last weekend.

Westmanstown GAA found themselves in a top of the table play-off against division rivals Man of War. Westmanstown came out on top in this fiercely contested duel, beating Man of War 6-11 to 2-6 to seal the division crown.

The three Lucan Community College students are Daire  McNicholl (2nd year), Reece Lamphiere (2nd year) and Pierce Stanley (1st year).

The Lucan Community College students have been a key part of the winning team having already won at Feile at earlier in the year.
We congratulate them again on this magnificent achievement and wish them every success in their future sporting endeavours.

LCC student grabs bronze in Leinster Combined Events Championships

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Congratulations to Max Carey (6th years, class Walker) who recently took part in the Irish Life Health Leinster Schools Combined Events Championships in Abbotstown, Dublin 15.

Max performed brilliantly on the day, finishing amongst the medals in 3rd overall in the Boys Intermediate competition.

This amazing achievement qualified Max for the National Combined Events Finals in the Athlone Institute of Technology on Saturday 28th October.

Max again performed brilliantly again in the national finals, finishing with a total score of 2732 after all five events.

The indoor combined events are a multi discipline competition featuring track disciplines of sprinting (Hurdles and 200m) and middle distance (800m) running as well as field disciplines of both throwing (Shot Putt) and the Long Jump.

Nicole Smyth – Irish international Soccer U-16 team

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Congratulations to 3rd year student Nicole Smyth who has been selected to play for the Irish National U-16 Ladies Soccer team.
The team beat Northern Ireland 6-0 in Westport earlier this week and face Lithuania next. Best of luck to Nicole and all of her team-mates.

Parents’ Newsletter April 2017 edition

Just in time for the start of the Easter break we have a bumper edition of the Parents’ Newsletter for you to read. You can read it online here or download it and print if your child features in the articles and photographs. We will also have some copies printed out for collecting at the front office if you prepare. Read the newsletter here.

Women’s Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour

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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.

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News Update 8 Feb 2017

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German Exchange

Preparations are well under way for the German leg of this year’s German exchange programme. Ms. Clarke and Ms. Williams will accompany a number of our TY students to Munchberg Gymnasium next week. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the programme and a very special welcome is expected for all the Lucan CC representatives. In preparation a video has been compiled and edited by Mark Lombard which includes greetings and inputs from many people who have been involved both directly and indirectly with the programme over the last 25 years. Mark is in TY and will be a member of the travelling party. A wonderful Lectern has been designed and made by Mr Carey, one of our woodwork teachers. To mark the occasion this will be presented to the Principal of the school in the Germany as a gift from Lucan CC. A special function in Germany will be attended by the Irish ambassador to Germany, Mr. Michael Collins. We hope everyone involved has an enjoyable and safe trip.

TY Work experience

Our TY students have returned to school after their two week work experience block. The feedback from employers has been excellent. It is great to hear so many great reports of students who have made such a great impression on employers. It is highly beneficial for our students to get this experience.

LCA Interviews

Well done to class Harrington who have just completed their task interviews. Their examiner was very impressed with their communication skills and ability to apply themselves during their interview.

TY Class O’Farrell on TV

The students of class O’Farrell made their television debuts on RTE 2 on Wednesday. They helped former LCC student Christian Tierney to launch an online competition organised by the environmental protection agency called “The story of my stuff”. The competition requires entrants to make a short video segment which raises awareness about the environmental impact of everyday objects such as water bottles, pencil cases, lunch boxes etc.

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Well done to 5th year DCG students, Cathal Greene, Conal Tuohy, Jake Coleman and Rico Leung who are finalists in the DDLETB 3D design competition.

Dublin Basketball titles for U16 and U19 Girls

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Busy times in LCC

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.

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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.

 

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Lucan CC News Updates from 9th November

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.