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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 Tara Phelan (3rd year – Class Hume) who competed in the FZ Forza Irish National Individual Grade G Badminton Championships 2017/18 recently.
Tara performed brilliantly throughout the event and took national gold in winning the Ladies Singles Title.
Congratulations to Lucan Community College’s junior badminton teams who enjoyed huge success in the local school’s badminton blitz tournament held this week.
The first year team recorded 10 wins with the second years recording 9 wins.
Congratulations to the second year team who were also crowned overall blitz winners.
Thank you to Ms. Gallagher for her diligent preparation of teams for the event.
Particular mention must go to Ms. Howley for her superb coaching of the second year team on their way to their overall win.
Congratulations and commiserations to the Lucan Community College U14 Boys Soccer team who were valiantly defeated in the Quarter Finals of the Dublin League this week.
Lucan CC dominated the first half of the match against Coláiste Éanna and were unlucky not to be in front at half time, having missed a penalty in the opening period.
The second half changed the complexion of the game with Coláiste Éanna scoring with their first attack of the half. Suddenly Lucan CC were chasing the game as time ran out.
However, the game changed again with Lucan scoring in the final minutes of the half to send the game to extra time.
Nothing could separate the sides and with penalties looming both sides attacked to find a winner before the dreaded spot kicks.
Unfortunately time ran out and penalties would decide the outcome.
Lucan CC came agonizingly close but cruelly lost 5-4 to end their hopes of league success in 2018.
However, the future is bright and the management team of Mr O’Connor and Mr Spillane believe great things are possible with this young, exciting Lucan side in the coming years.
Well done to all players, everyone in the college is proud of your efforts this season.
Congratulations to all the Lucan Community College athletes who bravely took to the mud in a frenetic but successful West Leinster Cross Country Championships last week.
There were excellent performances all round with Lucan CC finishing in much higher places among competing schools than in previous years.
Particular mention must go to two of our students, Aine Burke, who finished 6th in the Senior Girls category and Darragh Donahue, who finished 13th in the Minor Boys race.
Aine and Shane both now qualify for the Leinster Championships with a chance of representing Lucan Community College in the All-Ireland national finals.
A huge thank you must go to two of our teachers who relentlessly drive our athletic programme forward here in the College.
Ms. Joy for organising the teams, travel and logistics for each event and for coach Ms. Conway for bringing the students out running each Friday during lunch break.
Lucan Community College’s senior soccer players turned in a stunning performance in the Dublin West league final beating St. Vincents CBS 6-0.
Lucan dominated the game from the off and put their opponents to the sword with a supremely competent and confident display.
Man of the match, captain Daniel Grant put in yet another standout performance of a hallmark year for the senior side with a 4 goal haul.
He was joined on the scoresheet by Jake McEntee and Amos Nohilly.
The final outcome of the game was down to more than just the scorers, secured instead by a committed performance by all players in Lucan colours.
Well done to the whole team and in particular to their dedicated and hard-working coach, Mr. O’Gorman.
Well done to the 1st year badminton team who played outstandingly against Scoil Aine Naofa 6th class in our annual badminton blitz.
Thank you to Jun in TY who has helped out in training and with the score sheet. 1st year badminton training will return after Christmas when the 1st years will face the 2nd years in badminton league.
A big thank you to Ms Gallagher for using her lunches to facilitate training and for bringing students to matches. Ms Gallagher reminds all students that new comers are welcome to their fun and friendly training sessions.