SPORTS ROUND UP
Senior Gaelic Football
Congratulations to our senior Gaelic football team who won their match against Balbriggan last Friday. Lucan CC 3-9 Balbriggan 2-5. Thanks to teacher Mr. Carey.
Camogie – Report by Emily O’Reilly
Well done to the Junior Girls Camogie team for their 7-10 to 0-3 win against Coláiste Chilliain last Friday. All the girls played really well, and it was a great way to kick of the new Camogie season. It was the first school match many of the girls played and they did an amazing job. Thanks to teacher Ms. Sexton.
Athletics is up and running! – Report by Róisín Duddy
Want a way to improve your fitness and make friends in the process? If so, I would highly recommend athletics! Athletics at Lucan CC started up again last Wednesday. It was wonderful to be back running on the track, and to see students pushing themselves in their training. There was a positive atmosphere with everyone cheering each other on. All levels of fitness and ability are welcome! Thank you to Ms. McCormack and Ms. Collins for organising the training.
Under 16 Hurling
Our U-16 hurling team took on Coláiste Pobail Setanta last Tuesday. The final result was Coláiste Pobail Setanta 1-8, Lucan Community College 10-13. This represented a comprehensive victory for our hurlers. The team is now top of the group with a home quarter final to look forward to. Thanks to teachers Mr. Foley and Mr. Callaghan.
Basketball Is Back!
On Thursday 11th of November Boys Basketball matches returned. The U-19 boys travelled to Salesians to play their first game in the league. The boys got the opportunity to showcase the new kit recently purchased by the school (Thanks Ms. Birnie!) but unfortunately, they lost by a single point in a highly contested game. Top scorer was Alex Geissel. On Tuesday last the U-16 and U-19 boys played Celbridge Community School. The U-16’s won but unfortunately, the U-19’s missed out. Thanks to teachers Ms L Quirke, Mr. MacGrianna, Mr. Clancy and Mr. McAnerin.
Girls Senior Soccer- Report by Emily O’Reilly
Well done to the Senior Girls football team for their impressive win against Adamstown. It was a great team performance. Well done to Sarah Winders, Clodagh McDonnell and Amy Green who each scored two goals and to Abbie O’ Kelly for scoring a hattrick! A very good match as Adamstown was a very tough side to beat. Thanks to teachers Ms. Dowling and Ms. Collins.
OTHER EVENTS IN LUCAN CC THIS WEEK
Comhgairdeas le gach duine a ghlacadh páirt i ndúshlán Gaeilge24 an tseachtain seo caite. Maith sibh as bhur n-iarracht an Ghaeilge a chuir chun cinn.
Stand Up Week
Monday 15th November marked the beginning of ‘Stand Up Week’ in Lucan Community College. The occasion was marked by a “Raising the Flag” ceremony. Students raised the pride flag at the front of the school and said a few words. Posters were designed by students and placed around the school showing our support for the LGBTI+ community in the school and around the country, as well as ensuring there is plenty of colour on the walls! Thanks to the Diversity Team and to teacher Mr. O’Donnell.
Some of the lovely posters produced by students
Well done to 5th and 6th year Politics and Society students who organised and participated in a mock General Election last Monday for the Dublin Mid-West constituency which takes in Lucan. Sixty-six votes were cast between staff and students. Excitement is building as we await the results. The count will get underway on Wednesday 17th at 12:50pm. Thanks to teacher Ms. McCarthy.
CSPE students learned about COP26, where leaders from around the world met to discuss solutions to climate change. Students heard from young activists such as Greta Thunberg, calling on world leaders and demanding action now. Students discussed small things they can do each day to make a difference and tackle climate change! Thanks to teacher Ms. Flanagan.
Geography Club – Report by Rubyrose O’Hara
For the past few weeks in geography club, we have been studying volcanoes. This week we had a particularly explosive time! Our lovely teacher Ms Flanagan gave us a challenge to construct our very own model volcanoes that would actually erupt. In our groups we used papier-mâché and other recycled materials such as plastic bottles, cans, tissue and paint. We were given two choices of what we would use to make this chemical reaction. The two options were coke and mentos or baking powder and vinegar. They all turned out well we all had a great time out on the football pitch watching them erupt and go everywhere -even if the vinegar was extremely smelly! Thanks to teacher Ms. Flanagan.
3rd Years Attend “Boost Your Wellbeing” Workshop
On Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th November, all 3rd years enjoyed a Boost Your Wellbeing Workshop delivered by Mr. Evan Costigan from Brainbox. The topics covered were:
- Managing emotions
- Fighting spirit: ways to build resilience
- Balance: a winning work and play routine.
Students learned some very useful tips and strategies for study and self-care as they progress towards the Junior Cycle exam. Thanks to Year Head Ms. Casey for organising.
Green School Committee Afternoon Clean-Up- Report by Ruby Crocker-Dunne
For the past week, several members of the Green School committee have been picking up litter during the class after lunch. We did this clear up on Monday, Thursday, and Friday. Four members at a time went out clearing the areas that are used mostly during lunch such as The H area, the pitch, and the Memorial Garden. A big thanks to Ms. Cunningham for organizing this clean-up. If anyone is interested in joining the Green School Committee, contact Ms. Cunningham or come to C4 at the beginning of lunch on Fridays.
Thank you to all contributors and a special thank you to our student journalists!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Please see link below for parent-focused public health advice about COVID-19 symptoms. You may find it useful as parents/guardians/students to view this information and discuss it at home.