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Lucan CC Newsletter 10th November, 2021

 

SPORTS UPDATES

Junior Girls Gaelic – Report by Saoirse Balfe

Well done to the Junior Girls Gaelic team in their win against St. Louis High School. All the girls fought really hard for the entire match and it was a great way to kick off the new Gaelic season. It was the first school match for many of the side and they did a brilliant job! Thanks to teachers Ms McCormack and Ms Collins.

Lucan CC Junior Girls Gaelic Team

Under 14 Boys Gaelic

We had our first U14 Gaelic football game this week. It was fantastic to see all the players back on the pitch after 18 months. We played our game against St Michael’s College in UCD. There was a great standard of football played by Lucan CC and we ran out winners in the end. Well done all. Final score: Lucan CC 5:15  St. Michael’s College 4:6 Thanks to teachers Mr Callaghan and Mr Mc Gowan

 

U17 Boys Soccer – Report by Matthew Fitzgerald

Lucan CC met Kishoge last Tuesday in a very tight game. Lucan were winning 3-0 at half time with goals from Alex, Darren and Kevin. Unfortunately, Kishoge came back in the second half to bring the score level 3-3 at full time. As this game was a cup game it went on to extra time. There were no goals in Extra Time so the game had to be decided by penalties where Kishoge won 4-3. Thanks to teachers Mr MacGrianra and Mr McGrenra.

Half-time team talk

Lucan CC’s first penalty  

Under 15 Boys Soccer – Report by Bobby Laycock

The under- 15 boys soccer team played a match against Maynooth Post Primary this week. At full time the match was scoreless and went to  penalties. Unfortunately for Lucan, Maynooth won in a final score of 5 – 4. Thanks to teacher Mr Clancy.

 

Ladies Soccer

The Junior Ladies Soccer team won their first cup game against Palmerstown on Friday last and will advance into the next stage of the competition. Our Minor team also played in their first game for LCC on Thursday. Unfortunately they lost but played a great game. Thanks to teachers Ms Collins and Ms Dowling.

Minor Team

 

Junior team in action against Palmerstown

 

 

Past PupilsPlaying for Lucan Sarsfields

There were many recognisable (if a little older!) faces on TV last Saturday as Lucan Sarsfields took on St Jude’s in the Go-Ahead Dublin County Senior Club Football Championship semi-Final in Parnell Park. Great to seed our past pupils representing Lucan.

 

Step Aerobics

Fancy an early start to the weekend? Join teacher Ms Dowling as she leads the step aerobics class every Friday morning at 8:20 am in the PE Hall. Students from every year are very welcome and any staff member who comes along will be equally welcome!

 

WE LOVE TO TALK IN LUCAN CC!

Walking Debate

Class O’Riordan took part in a walking debate. As they walked they debated on lowering the voting age in Ireland to 16. Each side of the debate produced great arguments. Well done! Thanks to teacher Ms. Flanagan for encouraging these two great activities side by side!

 

Senior Debating

Congratulations  to our senior debating team- Alex Dela Cruz, Joel Ogunkoyejo, Keisha Correos, Ana Gayubo Kinch, Jason Driscoll and Conor Keohane who performed wonderfully in their first Concern debate competition against Scoil Mhuire in Trim. The result should be finalised this week.   Thanks to teachers Ms Gregory and Ms Shannon. Any senior students interested in joining the debating club should see either of these teachers for more information.

 

Soroptimist International

5th Year students Jessica Power and Ana Gayubo Kinch are preparing for the first round of the Soroptimist Public Speaking Competition, which will take place this Saturday.

Soroptimist International is an organisation that seeks to further the status of women and girls. Soroptimists inspire action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls through a global network of members and partnerships. It is a great honour for LCC to have our students represent us in this competition. Good luck! Thanks to teacher Ms Hickey.

OTHER NEWS

Admissions 2022

Thank you to everyone who applied for a place in 1st year 2022. We had 422 on-time applications. With 156 places to offer that means unfortunately that we have a lot of disappointed applicants. All information about the review/appeal/waiting list process was posted to applicants and is available on our website.

Parent Teacher Meetings

Unfortunately, due to pandemic restrictions, our PTMs must take place online this year. All parents/guardians will be sent details of how to request teacher appointments and how to use their student Teams account to attend online meetings with teachers. While meetings can only be of 5 minute duration, we hope that this process will enable teachers and parents to have quality conversations about student progress despite the current restrictions in place.

Movember

Movember is the leading charity changing the face of Men’s Health. Men’s health is in crisis. Men are dying on average 5 years earlier than women, and for largely preventable reasons.

Last year, our Movember team of Lucan CC Mo Bros raised over €3,200 for this charity. It will be a challenge to raise that amount again, but we will give it a good go. Thanks to all who have supported us and thanks to this year’s team members – Mr. Foley, Mr. Spillane, Mr. Callagahan, Mr. MacGrianra and our former colleague Mr. McMahon.

 

BLAST Artist in Residence

Lucan CC’s application has been successful for the BLAST Programme. BLAST is a new innovative Arts-in-Education Residency Programme, which enables up to 400 new Arts-in-Education Residencies in schools each year. The aim of this scheme is to give students & members of the school community an opportunity to work with a professional artist on unique projects. Focus for our project will be to illustrate how we experience our school ethos of Aontas & our ETBI core values. The artist will start work with the school in February 2022.

Bereavement

All of us in Lucan CC were very saddened to hear of the passing of past pupil Samantha Cruise. Samantha attended our school from 2003-2008. Please find here the RIP notice for  Samantha. Rest in peace.

 

 Extra-Curricular Activities in Lucan CC

It is wonderful to see so many extra-curricular activities back up and running again! A full list of activities can be seen here .Thanks to everyone for their time and commitment to these events that students enjoy so much. It is so much a part of what we offer here in Lucan CC and it is great to see the activities kicking off again thanks to the enthusiasm and generosity of our staff members. Remember it is not too late to start something new if you have an idea. Looking forward to reading about the various events and activities in our newsletter/social media pages! Don’t forget to forward information to about your activity to unatwyford@lucancc.ie or to your student reporter. Photos are especially welcome!

Word of the week – Wellbeing

The word of the week this week is “Wellbeing”. Wellbeing is the state of being comfortable, healthy or happy. Each week the Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) committee is working hard to create a new work for the week for us to all focus on. Posters are placed all around the school to highlight the word of the week.

 

Thanks to all who have contributed to this week’s Newsletter. A special word of congratulations to our Student Reporters!