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Hard luck to the Under 19 Boys Basketball team who lost their Dublin final this week to Old Bawn Community School.
After a back and forth 1st quarter, with timely scores from Matthew Obaywana and Kingsley Okakpu, a well-drilled Old Bawn team eventually pulled away.
Despite a hard fought final quarter and a great effort from all players involved the deficit was just too much.
A special thanks to the dedicated coaches of Ms Quirke and Mr Phelan and to all those who came out the team and alos to Mr Morris and Ms Casey.
Lucan CC senior hurlers extended their unbeaten run in to a third season with victory over Moyle Park College. A strong wind blowing through Arthur Griffith Park made for an interesting spectacle. Playing with the wind in the first half allowed LCC to build up a comfortable 12 point half time lead. Sean Balfe opened the scoring with a brilliant goal. Charlie Keher scored 2-2 during this period, the second goal coming from a sideline cut.
Aided by the strong wind Moyle Park came back at Lucan in the second half. They created a number of goal scoring opportunities but a mixture of excellent defending and poor shooting confined their scoring to points only. They did manage to outscore Lucan by 5 points during this period. The game finished Lucan CC 3-9 v Moyle Park College 0-11 with Man of the Match Darragh Reid performing excellently throughout.
Congratulations to Lucan Community College’s Girls Minor soccer team who were crowned North Leinster league Division 2 winners today.
Lucan CC were crowned champions after meeting Lusk CC in the final.
The team and their coach were ecstatic with the win and we all hope next year brings even more success on the football field.
Congratulations to 5th Year student, Áine Burke, who competed in the Leinster Schools senior girls 1500m steeplechase in Morton Stadium, Santry on Wednesday.
Áine ran exceptionally well coming in in fourth position in a record breaking fast race.
A huge congratulations to Áine who is a credit not just to Lucan CC Athletics and her club, St. Cocas AC.
Dublin Division 1 Final Match report
Lucan CC 4
Blackrock College 0
Lucan Community College were crowned FAI school’s Dublin Senior Division 1 League Champions yesterday after a breath taking performance in Stella Maris, Drumcondra on Wednesday the 2nd of May.
The two teams had already played the previous week in the Leinster Semi-Final in the same venue with Lucan prevailing 6-2 on that day. However, the score line somewhat flattered Lucan as they scored 3 goals late on after a very close match between two very strong footballing teams.
With the two teams meeting again on a fine sunny day in Drumcondra the scene was set for a great match and everyone in attendance was treated to a fantastic spectacle of great football between two very technical teams who love to get the ball down and play. Blackrock kicked off the play and dominated the possession for the first 5 minutes. Lucan worked very hard and worked their way into the match dominating the next twenty minutes of the first half during which they took the lead. Joshua Giurgi and Ciaran Beahan combined excellently down the left side to unleash Ciaran into the opposition box where he dribbled past his man and play a perfect ball across the box for Amos Nohilly to tap home.
The last 20 minutes of the first half were dominated by Blackrock who really put it up to Lucan winning a lot of set pieces and corners. However, Lucan marshalled by Captain Daniel Gaffney, were equal to everything that was thrown at them and defended excellently throughout this period.
The 2nd half got underway with both teams creating chances however it was Lucan who scored the crucial 2nd goal after Joshua Giurgi exquisitely cut the Blackrock defence open with a perfectly timed pass for Daniel Gaffney to run through on the keeper and neatly finish in the far corner. The two players linked up again minutes later to silence the vocal Blackrock supporters with Giurgi again providing the perfect ball for Gaffney to go through on goal where he produced an audacious lobbed finish.
Lucan with their tails now up blitzed through Blackrock creating chance after chance but were denied three times by an excellent goal keeping display from the Blackrock stopper. Then in the final moments Joshua Giurgi struck a superb free kick which beat the keeper and looked to have crossed the line only for the referee to wave play on. However Conor Finn, fresh after coming on as a 2nd half substitute, reacted quickest and poked the ball home to make it 4-0. It is a fantastic achievement from a special team who have now added the Dublin division 1 title to their Dublin West regional title secured earlier in the year. The team have a chance to make it a treble in the one season when they play Boyne CS in the Leinster Senior Division 1 final next Wednesday in Stella Maris.
- Imrich Toth 2) David Cunningham 3) Ciaran Beahan 4)Daniel Gaffney 6) Jack Colgan 7) Callum Jones 8) Dylan Coulter 9) Amos Nohilly 10) Mark Young 11) Joshua Giurgi
12) Kyle Byrne 13) Conor Finn 14) Evan Hollowed 15) Josh Keating 16) Lee O’Donnell 17) Caoilainn Weir
Congratulations to our team of athletes who took to the track this week in Morton Stadium, Santry.
Particular mention must go to two athletes who took gold in their individual disciplines.
Max Carey, 6th year, took the top prize in the Senior Pole Vault and also grabbed a silver medal in the Senior High Jump for good measure.
Aine Burke, 5th year, then powered home in 1st in tricky conditions in the 1500m Steeple Chase.
It was great to see two of our most senior athletes be such great role models for the newer members of the school athletic team.
Well done to all involved and to Ms Conway and Ms Joy for organising the events and to Mr Phelan for accompanying the students on the day.
Congratulations to Lucan Community College’s Senior Hurlers who were crowned champions of Dublin for the second time after storming to victory today in Abbotstown.
The Lucan lads showed grit and determination from the off in their bid to retain the crown they had won just 12 months ago.
The goals flowed for the dominant Lucan CC hurlers, with Captain Alan Murphy leading in style. Lucan CC romped home with four points to spare in a 4-8 to 1-12 victory.
The final victory was built on a magnificent defence and much of the credit must go to the calm and assured play of both Ben O’Toole and Alex Hanley.
Their skilful linking of play allowed the forwards to dominate the scoring and ease Lucan to this tremendous victory.
The team’s success was no doubt brought about by the dedicated encouragement of the management led by Mr Morrissey and his assistant Mr Foley.
Well done to each and every member of the winning Lucan CC team. You have all made the school and the wider community proud with this magnificent win.
All the staff and students here in Lucan Community College wish our Senior Hurling Team the very best of luck in tomorrow’s Dublin Colleges final.
Lucan Community College take on Holy Family Rathcoole tomorrow in the final showdown in the National Sport Campus, Abbotstown.
Lucan will take to the field seeking to defend the Dublin College’s title they won last year with the throw in scheduled for 11.30am.
This is Lucan’s fifth game of the competition, having conquered St. Vincents CBS in the quarter final and Pobalscoil Setanta in the semi final on their magnificent journey to tomorrow’s final.
We wish the team and their management team of Mr Morrissey and Mr Foley success as they seek their second consecutive Dublin College’s championship.
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.