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Former Lucan CC student named in Ireland squad for Dubai 7s

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Congratulations to former Lucan Community College student, Molly Scuffil-McCabe who has been named in a 12-strong Ireland Women’s Sevens Development squad for the Dubai 7s Invitational tournament.

Molly joins a squad that combines players who have experience on the World Rugby Women’s Sevens World Series with younger talent that is progressing through the Ireland Women’s Sevens programme.

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Molly Scuffil-McCabe has previously represented Ireland Sevens at Schools and Under-18 level over the last number of seasons.

The Ireland Development side are in a pool with invitational teams, Wrravens and Almaty RFC, and international side Belgium. Their game against Belgium will take place on the main pitch at the Dubai Sevens Stadium today, November 30th.

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Well done Molly – we are all very proud of you here in Lucan Community College.

Staying safe online

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This week the college delivered a series of internet safety workshops in a bid to educate and ensure all of our students know the importance of staying safe online.

The workshops and presentations were delivered to all of our new first years and also to the Transition Year students on Tuesday morning by Pat McKenna, founder of the cyber safety company, childwatch.ie.

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The risks for children online are ever-increasing with easy access to the internet. This makes educating our students about the risks involved when online even more important.

Even more so when recent surveys suggest that half of all teenagers in Ireland hide their online history from their parents and that one in 10 children have met someone in person that they first made contact with online.

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Please read the following ten tips for staying safe online and ensure that your son/daughter is aware of them.

1)      Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.

2)      Think very carefully before posting any pictures or videos of yourself. Once you’ve put  a picture of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore.

3)      Keep your privacy settings as high as possible

4)      Never give out your passwords

5)      Don’t befriend people you don’t know.

6)      Don’t meet up with anyone you’ve met online.Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do!

7)      Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are

8)      Think carefully about what you say before you post something online

9)      Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude

10)   If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website, turn off your computer if you want to and tell a trusted adult immediate

We urge all parents to use these tips as an opportunity to discuss with their children the importance of staying safe online and agree together how best to do this.

We hope that all of our students learned a great deal from the safety talks and we thank Ms Williams for organising this important safety event.

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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.

 

German students experience cinematic treat

 

german tripIt has been an exciting week for our language department and their students with an educational cinema trip taking place.

 

The college’s first year German students attended the film “Die Wilden Kerle 6. Die Legende lebt” on Wednesday the 22nd of November in the Irish Film Institute in Temple Bar as part of the new Junior Cycle modern languages course.

 

Despite the miserable weather that day all students made it to the cinema on time with their German Teachers and Year Head. The student enjoyed the film so much all gave a massive round of applause at the end to show their appreciation.

 

The next exciting event will see the first year French students attend their own film on the 20th of December. This event had to be rearranged due to technical difficulties in the Irish Film Institute.

 

Thanks to Ms Cormac, Inion Ni Bhriain, Ms Clarke and Ms Twyford for organizing and supervising the event.

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.

Parents Association meeting tonight at 7pm

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The Parents Association will hold their meeting tonight at the slightly earlier time of 7pm.

This is to allow all to be able to make the start of the important Ireland soccer game tonight.

We hope that parents who enjoyed the recent John Lonergan talk may take the opportunity to attend tonight’s meeting.

The Parents Association is a great way to get to know more about the college, the positive role it plays in your son/daughters life and also a great way to connect with other parents.

We hope to see you there.

 

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.

Lucan CC student crowned national champion for Physics

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Congratulations to Alex Hanley (Transition Year) who has become a national champion after sensationally winning the gold medal for Physics in the IrEUSO national competition held in DCU on Saturday 11th November.

Alex had been selected to compete in the unique competition based on his outstanding Maths and Science Junior Certificate results.

The college also wishes to congratulate Oisín O’Sullivan (5th Year) who was also selected to take part in this prestigious competition based on his own top marks in his Junior Certificate. Oisín can be very proud of his efforts as he competed with students from all over the country.

As gold medal champion, Alex will now participate in training with the other eleven medal winners in physics, chemistry and biology to decide the team of six who will go on to represent Ireland in the 2018 International Science Olympiad.

The EUSO International Science Olympiad will be held between the 28th of April and the 5th of May in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

We wish Alex every success as he now begins his training for what will hopefully be his Ireland debut in Slovenia next April.