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A huge congratulations to our very own Dara Donoghue, 5th year student for 2021/22, on winning the national Under 18 800m title last weekend. Dara ran a superb race in the Boys U18 800m final on the second day of the Irish Life Health National Juvenile Track & Field Championships in Tullamore, Offaly last Sunday 8th August.
Dara, running for his club Lucan Harriers AC, took gold running a brilliant race, despite the damp conditions, from start to finish over two laps of the track.
All in Lucan Community College offer Dara our most sincere congratulations on this huge achievement in his blossoming athletic career.
Thank you for engaging in the consultation process around the uniform. As a result of this process we will be making some changes to our uniform policy. The first change regarding our PE uniform will be trialed from Monday 24th February to the Easter break on 3rd April 2020.
For 1st year students the PE uniform must consist of the new crested school tracksuit top, crested full college tracksuit (top and bottoms) and appropriate footwear (any colour runners suitable for multi-sports).
- If a student fails to present themselves in full PE uniform the student will be sanctioned in line with the college’s code of behaviour.
- If a student presents in PE uniform on a day when they do not have timetabled PE the student will be sanctioned in line with the college’s code of behaviour.
- Tutors will continue to monitor student uniform during pastoral care classes and are aware of the days when their tutor class has PE on the timetable. Referrals will be made through the code of behaviour as needed.
Congratulations to our wonderful 1st year student Aoibhe Fleming who represented Leinster Football in last weekend’s FAI Schools Under 15 Girls’ Interprovincial Tournament at the AUL Complex, Clonshaugh.
REIGNING CHAMPIONS LEINSTER maintained their phenomenal record in this competition in the AUL Complex, Clonshaugh with their seventh title in a decade.
The Champions continued their 100% record in the series and put in a flawless display to notch up five goals in three games.
The Interprovincial series is the first step in the process of selecting the FAI Schools International Development squad of 18 players who will compete in the Bob Docherty Cup.
Well done Aoibhe, we were so delighted for you on your performances for Leinster.
Congratulations to our Senior Girls Soccer team who won 5-0 against Castleknock Community College this week in the Leinster Senior Cup.
Nicole Smyth was superb again on the day, scoring 4 goals with our new recruit and Leinster player Aoibhe Fleming adding 1. Assists on the day came from Caitlin Maguire, Zara Lawless, Amy Green, Aoibhe Fleming.
An inspiring clean sheet for earned by our top goalkeeper Ingrid Tientcheu and the defence of Zara Lawless (captain), Lia Stokes, Sophie Goodwin and Bella Fay locked out the Castleknock attack in the scoring stakes.
Well done and best of luck to the team in next round.
The Lucan Community College minor girls soccer team kicked off their season with a 5-1 cup win over Sacred Heart Drogheda. There were many new faces on the team with eight 1st year players thrust into a squad that had a successful run in the league last year reaching the quarter final stage.
Fresh from a summer of relaxation, the team flew out the traps netting an early goal to help ease the nerves. The goal was scored by Amy Green who pressured the defender into a mistake allowing here to run through on goal. Throughout the game there was an intense midfield battle with Lucan coming out on top on numerous occasions due to the 3-player midfield which consisted of Shauna Cooney, Sarah Nolan and captain Clodagh McDonnell. It was a consistently fierce, but fair, battle with Lucan coming out with the ball or winning the loose ball after the tackle.
It was from this midfield battle that Lucan CC notched their second of the game. Fierce tackling from the terrier that is Sarah Nolan, led to the ball breaking to Clodagh McDonnell who played an inch perfect through ball to striker Amy Green who netted her second of the day. The Lucan CC defence was tested towards the end but kept safe thanks to the astute tackling of Aoibhe Fleming and strength of Freya Colgan.
After half time it was more of the same from Lucan. The team knew that if they netted quickly after the restart, they could slow the game down and play at a more relaxed pace. Sarah Winders cut in from the wing to smash a ball past the Sacred Heart goalkeeper, who it must be said made a string of great saves throughout the match. It was time to ring the changes with many 1st year students coming off the bench to make their debut for the red and black of Lucan Community College.
A short while later, Lucan were awarded a penalty with the calm and collected Aoibhe Fleming stepping up to take and duly dispatch high to the keepers right. Many more changes came for Lucan which had an impact on the flow of the game. Sacred Heart pulled one back with a fine finish soon after. They tested the keeper on many other occasions, even hitting the cross bar at one stage.
However, Lucan weren’t finished scoring with great passing between the midfielders and winger Saoirse Balfe to set up Clodagh McDonnell who broke through the Sacred Heart defence to tee up Aoife Hanan allowing her to net her first goal for the team with hopefully many more to come.
Overall it was an excellent performance from the whole team who want to go all the way in this competition. A huge thank you to their dedicated coach Mr Morris for his continued efforts in coaching the girls team.
Lucan CC 1-20 Coolmine CS 0-7
The now annual (fourth year in a row drawn against each other) LCC versus Coolmine senior hurling match took place on the Coolmine school pitch. Despite recent bad weather the pitch was in very condition but the high grass wasn’t very conducive to ground hurling.
We played in to a strong wind in the first half, with points from Sean Balfe, Charlie Caseley and Alex Hanley putting us in to an early lead. The pinpoint free-taking of Charlie Keher, followed by a cracking goal from Paul Tuite gave us a 1-11 to 0-5 half-time lead.
A resolute defence marshalled by Ben O’Toole and Dylan Kelly never allowed a dogged Coolmine side back in to the game. Luke Finnerty in goal was solid as ever. Adam McGarry and Daire Murphy held their players scoreless. Wing backs Matt Dwyer and Rian Carey were outstanding.
Caseley continued his scoring exploits in the second half and Adam Cormican came thundering in to the game. The O’Leary twins chipped in with some telling work in the forward line.
All told a very satisfactory outing which leaves management with some major selection choices for the winner takes all match against Templeogue College.
Another huge congratulations must go to Tara Phelan in 5th year.
Tara’s latest fantastic achievement came last week during a Graded International event between Ireland, England, Scotland & Wales hosted here in Ireland.
This event was launched in line with the 120th Anniversary of Badminton Ireland and the four federations came together to celebrate this at the National Indoor Arena in Dublin.
Tara was selected to play for Ireland following on from her National Title wins earlier this year and was part of the National Grade E Team.
The team competed to a very high standard and secured the silver medal having beaten Wales and Scotland to some very tight matches.
Well done Tara, we wish you further success as you continue on your badminton journey!
We welcomed Sari Ireland to Lucan CC on Wednesday and Friday of this week. All of our 2nd year students availed of the workshop.
Their mission is to promote and support cultural integration, social inclusion and cohesion in Ireland and abroad by using sport as a medium to combat racism, sectarianism, xenophobia, homophobia and all other forms of discrimination.
It was a very worthwhile workshop and all of our students thoroughly enjoyed it and took a lot away from it.
Thank you to the Wellbeing Committee, Ms Ryan our Wellbeing Coordinator and our PE department for facilitating this great event for our students.
On April 30th the Lucan Community College senior girls soccer team booked their place in the Leinster Division 1 finals and LCC folklore. This was the first time a senior girls soccer team has reached the final stage in over 25 years. No matter what happened next, they were history makers. It was a long wait until the final which was played on Monday, May 20th. The venue was Wayside Celtic in Kilternan, the opposition Gorey Community School, the largest school in Ireland.
Unfortunately for Lucan Community College they did not come out on top the day losing 2-1 to a strong Gorey side. After going 2-0 down in the first half the LCC girls pulled a goal back in the second through Katie O’Connor expertly assisted by captain Nicole Smyth. Regardless of the loss, it has been an extremely successful season for the college playing 7 games, scoring 28 goals and conceding 6.
Well done to their dedicated coaching team of Mr Morris and Ms Dowling for their enthusiasm and dilligent coaching throughout the year.