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Lucan CC brought 28 1st & 2nd students to this massive competition which took place in Abbottstown’s beautiful indoor 200m track.
All of our athletes did Lucan proud sprinting, throwing and jumping. We stormed to success and took home several medals for all our hard work.
Our mixed relay team consisting of Alex Geissel, Gerard Gorman, Dara Donoghue, Milly Hughes, Ago Salawu and Ashley Kam claimed the top prize of a gold medal.
They ran an unbelievable race and worked together to claim that top spot.
Our 1st year boys relay team consisting of Llyod Gysai, Eoghan O’Connor, Ben McLoughlin and Thomas Jermain won their heat and booked their spot in the final.
Once again they ran so well and were deserving winners of their 3rd place and got the bronze medal. In the individual events Alex Geissel made the Long Jump Final and placed 3rd getting himself another bronze medal.
This was a highly contested competition with over 150 participants. Our very own Llyod Gysai won his 60m sprint and also won his semi-final and then came from the back in the final to claim himself another bronze medal.
This was a fantastic achievement for all our students. Well done everyone!
Congratulations to our Junior Maths Team, students Ronak Pathak, David Wright, Fintan Buckley, and Charlie O’Malley, on their fantastic victory in the regional IAMTA Problem-Solving Quiz.
The Lucan Community College team took gold in the prestigious Maths Quiz in Patrician Secondary School in Newbridge last week.
They will now go on to represent the school in the National Final on 23 March.
We wish them every success as they prepare for the national final!
On Friday 25th of January two teams of four Leaving Cert students from Lucan Community College competed in the Dublin region round of the annual Team Math competition in Rathdown School, Glenageary.
This competition has been run by the Irish Maths Teacher’s Association since 1991. This year 48 teams from many different schools in Dublin and the wider area participated.
The competition is composed of 8 rounds of challenging questions based on the Leaving Cert higher level course.
We have competed in this competition for many years but this year is the first year we have been victorious.
We are so proud of our senior Maths A team of Alex Hanley, Luke Neville, Oisίn O’Sullivan and Petra O’Connor.
The team held off serious competition from the other schools including Sandford Park, Gonzaga College, Confey Community College, St. Gerard’s, Bray, St. Wolston’s, Celbridge amongst others and in doing so won the Dublin region competition outright.
The victorious Lucan CC team now progress to the national finals in Maynooth on Saturday 2nd of March. Well done also to our second team of Kevin Wang, Killian Lyons, Przemek Majda and Rίan Porter who performed brilliantly too.
Lucan Community College performed brilliantly at the Badminton Blitz held in Lucan Leisure Centre this week.
The 2nd year team won, 14 games to 6 with some very skillful shots but the 1st year team never gave up and improved with every game played.
One of the great modern Premier League quotes questions if teams ‘can do it on a cold rainy night in Stoke’? Although not Stoke, our girls senior soccer team showed that they have the ability to play attractive, attacking football in all conditions as they ran out 10-1 winners on a cold, rainy morning in Lucan over local rivals Adamstown CC.
The girls got off to the best possible start as Nicole Smyth put the team 1-0 up inside the first few minutes. It wasn’t long until Nicole added to her tally as she netted a hat-trick in the first half and added 1 more in the second, not be outdone by Katie O’Connor who also secured a hat-trick for herself.
Many more chances came our way, yet the Adamstown goalkeeper made save after save to keep the scoreline down alongside some last ditch tackles from their defence. Despite this, our side finished the 1st half 6-0 up after Clodagh McDonnell scored right before half time.
The midfield was expertly marshalled by Emma Fallon who broke down numerous Adamstown attacks and provided the defensive nous that allowed the strikers and wingers freedom to express themselves. Her driving run and drilled effort in the second half was saved but fell kindly to Jessica Power who stuck the ball in the back of the net.
Although Adamstown pulled one back, Zara Lawless scored to bring her tally to 3 goals in 2 games from centre back.
The girls go again on Friday as they face off against fierce rivals St. Joseph’s College and hope to make it 3 wins from 3 this season.
The senior girls soccer team kick started their season with an excellent win and performance against Maynooth Post Primary. Nicole Smyth captained the side to a 7-0 win scoring two goals in the process.
Although the result suggests otherwise, it was a hard fought battle with Maynooth Post Primary having chances of their own as they hit the crossbar in the second half and were also denied by a string of excellent saves by goalkeeper Ingrid Tientcheu.
Overall, the hard work, skill and determination of the girls paid off as they slotted home 5 goals in the second half.
Special mention must go to the goalscorers Nicole Smyth, Zara Lawless, Carah McLoughlin, Aoife Hanley and Amy Green and to 1st year student Sarah-Kate Winders who made her first appearance in the red and black of Lucan Community College.
Well done to the team who embody all that we aim to achieve here at Lucan Community College.
The next match takes place next week against our neighbouring school, Adamstown CC.
The Junior GAA Girls Football team had a competitive match against Cois Life today.
They showed great determination and sportsmanship but were narrowly beaten in the end. Hard Luck girls, the performance was excellent.
Lucan CC athletics were in flying form on Thursday at the annual Lucan Colleges Cross Country Competitions organised by local club, Lucan Harriers.
Milly Hughes and Liam Fitzgerald, both from class Lir, came in an astonishing 2nd place in both their races. Dara Donoghue from class McVerry also placed 2nd in a very competitive 1500m race.
Áine Burke of class O’Toole took first place in the 6th year girls 1500m.
All 11 athletes ran very solid races and are making huge improvements on their times and places.
Well done to all. They are proving that this year’s theme of ‘Teamwork’ is really paying off for them.
Lucan CC athletics shone in the Phoenix Park for the 2nd annual junior cross country races.
The 14 strong team returned with a number of medals and all athletes had made huge improvements on their times.
A special mention to Dara Donoghue who came in first in the 2nd Year boys 2500m, with Shane Broderick a few seconds behind in fifth place.
Liam Fitzgerald ran a very strong race coming in third in an exceptionally tough race. Clodagh McDonnell and Milly Hughes also came in the top 5 in their races.
A huge achievement also by the girls Junior team who came 3rd in the overall competition.
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.