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.
Congratulations to Amy Martin(class Markievicz) who has been selected for an award for her anti-bullying poster by the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre.
Amy will now get to attend Facebook International Headquarters in Grand Canal Square to receive her award and also receive a guided tour of the social media tech-giant.
Amy, along with a huge number of Lucan Community College students, entered the www.TackleBullying.ie art competition and was selected from thousands for a special award.
If you or anyone you know is experiencing bullying please speak to someone about it. Tell a friend and ask them to them to come with you to tell a teacher or other member of staff.
You can also tell your parents, someone in your family, a member of staff in school, your tutor, year head or the school’s guidance counsellor.
Remember that bullying is not okay and if you witness or experience bullying to tell someone about it.
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.
Congratulations to the senior debating team; Oisin O’Sullivan, Matthew Graham, Gayatri Sangra and Blaithnaid Henry, who successfully defeated Holy Family Community School in the final debate of the league phase of The Concern Debates.
The debate took place on Thursday evening (18th January) in Lucan Community College where the home team proposed the motion, ‘The AIDS epidemic will end by 2030’.
Well done to Jennifer Anniboh (chairperson) and Darragh Gorman (timekeeper) who participated in their first debate of the year.
With the league phase now over, the team eagerly await the final tallies from this round to see if they can progress to the highly competitive playoff round.
Congratulations to all involved and to Ms. Mulhern and Ms. Doherty for their time and dedication to preparing students for the Concern Debate series.
The TV3 cameras descended on Lucan Community College as they came to hear some words of wisdom from our very own celebrity Physical Education teacher, Ms. Fiona Coghlan.
Fiona was interviewed in our college memorial garden fresh from her PE teaching duties.
TV3’s Aidan Cooney, from Ireland AM, visited Lucan Community College to hear Fiona’s thoughts on the upcoming Nat West Six Nations Rugby Championship.
This week’s literacy quote comes from the Language department. They have chosen a quote from former South African president Nelson Mandela.
“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart”
This quotation from Nelson Mandela is particularly apt as he spoke three languages fluently. His first language was Xhosa, a Nguni Bantu language with click consonants and one of the official languages of South Africa. Nelson Mandela also spoke both English and Afrikaans.
Mandela was elected president of South Africa in 1994 and he remained president until 1999.
He was the first black president of South Africa, and the first president to be elected in a fully representative election.
Mandela received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 for his part in peacefully destroying the Apartheid regime and laying the foundation for democracy.
In addition to the Nobel Peace Prize, he won over 250 other international humanitarian awards.
Congratulations to Max Carey, 6th year class Walker, who performed heroically in winning a national silver medal on Saturday 20th January.
Max’s amazing feat came at the Athletic Ireland’s All Ireland Combined Multi Events, which were held at the Athlone Institute of Technology’s indoor arena in Athlone last weekend.
Multi Events are a multi-discipline competition featuring both track events of sprinting and middle distance running as well as throwing and jumping field events.
Literacy quote of the week: “We have always known that heedless self interest was bad morals, we now know that it is bad economics.”
This week’s literacy quote comes from the Economics department. They have chosen a quote from former US president Franklin D. Roosevelt, delivered during his second inaugural as US president address in 1937.
“We have always known that heedless self interest was bad morals, we now know that it is bad economics.”
Roosevelt’s quote, now 81 years old, rings as true today as it reminds of the importance of both moral and ethical approaches to the pursuit of economic development and growth.
Congratulations to our Music department and the senior cycle Music students who have been selected from a record number of applicants to perform in the prestigious Festival of Music on February 28th 2018.
The Lucan Community Music Students will perform their Aslan Medley on the night, as well as performing alongside the other choirs as part of a group choir performance.
The Festival of Music will be held in the National Concert Hall and is a celebration of music from around the globe in conjunction with Dublin and Dun Laoghaire ETB.