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Lucan CC badminton team a smash at local blitz

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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.

Senior Debating team battle on in Concern Debates

 

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On Wednesday 29th November, the Lucan Community College Senior Debating team took part in the latest installment of this year’s Concern Debates. The senior debaters found themselves facing local rivals, St. Joseph’s College who proposed the motion; ‘China is Good For Africa’.

The Lucan Community College team opposed the motion with some fantastic speeches and rebuttals from our seasoned debaters Gayatri Sangra, Rhiannon Withero, Oisin O’Sullivan and our esteemed captain, Alex Healy.

Unfortunately, the motion was carried on the night giving the victory to a worthy team from St. Joseph’s College. The audience walked away from the debate having gained an invaluable insight into global development issues surrounding China’s involvement in the developing world.

It’s onwards and upward’s for the senior debaters as we take on Luttrellstown Community College on December 13th for our final debate before the new year.

Lucan CC Senior Hurlers crowned Dublin Champions

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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.

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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.

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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.

Best of luck to our Senior Boys Hurlers in tomorrow’s Dublin Final

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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.

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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.

 

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 student finishes 2nd in UK Rubik’s Cube Championships

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Congratulations to Ciarán Beahan (6th Year, class Holland) who came second overall in the 2017 UK Rubik’s Cube Championships.  Ciarán took the silver medal at the event held over the midterm break in Stevenage, Bedfordshire.

Over the past few years Ciarán has competed at the highest levels with the Rubik’s Cube and has been crowned Irish national champion for the past three successive years.

He also competed at the World and European Championships, finishing an incredible 27th and 17th place respectively .

Ciarán’s overall record with the Rubik’s Cube is particularly impressive. He has amassed 54 gold medals, 35 silver medals and 28 bronze medals over the last few years.

The entire school community wishes Ciarán continued success this year as he juggles his studies for his Leaving Certificate with his talent at the Rubik’s Cube.

 

 

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.

Lucan CC Golfers swing into action

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Lucan Community College are proud of their trio of golfers who played magnificently in the qualifying round for the Leinster Schools Golf tournament in Donaghmede this week.

Playing on the dramatic course situated on Bull Island, the Lucan Commnunity College golfers battled both the competition and the elements to secure a terrific finish as a team.

Jack Lawlor, Dara McNicholl and Luke Curran played like professionals in their regional qualifying competition held in St Anne’s Golf Club on Thursday 26th October. All three played a very impressive 18 holes ensuring the team now progress to the Leinster Golf finals.

Congratulations to them and their golf coach Ms Gaffney for bringing them to the event and cheering them on along the way to Leinster qualification.

Well done and best of luck for the next competition.

Lucan CC athletes rise to the challenge in local inter-school event

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Congratulations to the team of Lucan Community College athletes who took to the track this week for the Lucan Harriers inter-school challenge. There was excellent participation by the students who took part in this amazing event organised by Lucan Harriers, who hosted their annual invitational track meeting on Wednesday 25th October.

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Particular mention must go to Darragh Donohue in 1st Year who put in a unstoppable performance to win his race. Also congratulations to Shane Broderick (1st Year), Dylan Wright (6th Year), Aine Burke (5th Year), and Millie Reid (2nd Year) who ran very strong races and who can be rightly proud of their effort on the track.

Also we wish to give a big thank you to Ms Conway who brought the athletes to the event and encouraged them in all of their performances. We wish Ms Conway the very best of luck in her own challenging race this weekend, the SSE Dublin City Marathon, alongside Mr Purcell and a few mysterious staff runners who wish to remain anonymous.

Senior debating team make their point against local rivals

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Congratulations to our Senior Debating Team in their recent victory over Colaiste Cois Life in the first of this year’s Concern Debates. The team included Gayatri Sangra, Alex Healy, Oisin O’Sullivan and was captained by Blaithnáid Henry.

Lucan Community College proposed the motion ‘For women to access leadership positions, gender quotas must be implemented’ and had a unanimous victory over the opposition. The adjudicators commended both teams on their research and knowledge of global issues and were impressed by the passionate and skillful oration skills of both teams.

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The debate was chaired by senior debator, Matthew Graham and  Ms. Monahan was our dutiful timekeeper. The team are currently in preparation for their next debate against Luttrellstown Community College after the midterm break on the 14th of November.

Thanks to all involved and particularly to Ms Mulhern who has put so much time into helping the debating team since September.