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17 March 2019
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Schools notes

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Lucan Community College

The Lucan CC community were shocked and saddened to hear that our student Zack Foley had passed away last week. Our thoughts and prayers are with Zack’s family and friends at this sad time.

Lucan Community College staff and students were privileged to form a guard of honour lining the route of the funeral cortège and a short memorial service was held in the school.

Zack’s classmates and other students joined with Zack’s football team at the Church to form a guard of honour and release balloons in Zack’s memory.

Lucan CC choir and music groups provided music for the funeral mass and the words of Fr Alan Hilliard urging us all to live our lives to the full were heard. Our students were, as ever, a credit to themselves, their families and their school as they supported each other and managed themselves with great dignity throughout this challenging time.

Books of condolences signed by staff and students in the college will be passed on to Zack’s family. We will remember him.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam


Adamstown Community College

International Women’s Day: Well done to the Adamstown Community College students involved in the ' Inspiring Women' event which was run by Google for International Women’s Day. This was part of the ‘Inspiring the Future’ initiative. Holly Thompson give a beautiful performance singing Rise up. A number of students also performed as part of Stagecraft Musical Group alumni, run by South Dublin County Partnership and organised by Sharon Murphy. They performed a medley from The Greatest Showman. Well done to all involved.


The Adamstown Community College hurling team won the first game of the group stage against Luttrellstown Community College on Wednesday. The score line was 3:3 to 1:5. The game was played in Adamstown. It was a great team effort. Daniel McCarthy, Noah O'Kelly, Liam Fitzpatrick and Aaron Tijani were excellent throughout with Daniel and Noah doing most of the scoring.

Basketball: Well done to the junior Basketball team who played against St Aidan’s last Friday.

Engineering Week: A group of 4th and 5th year students learned a lot when they attended a Local Home Construction Site this week to view Construction methods from groundworks to final fix with SISK building contractors. It was a very interesting trip. Thanks to the team who facilitated this visit: Denis Moloney: project manager, Prionsias Stagg: Senior foreman, Brendan Ryan: Site engineer and Seamus Keating: Safety advisor.

Agricultural Science Trip: 5th Year Agricultural Science students took part in Agri Aware Week 2019. They visited UCD Lyons Farm in Celbridge, Co. Kildare to take part in this year's Farm Walk and Talk. They got to see a variety of different things from heat detention technology, milking systems, equine walkers to newly born lambs! Students visit farms such as this as part of their LC Agricultural Science curriculum and use this information to build on their LC farm project.


Seachtain NaGaeilge is in full swing in Adamstown Community College. Lots of activities are taking place including a singing competition for 1st years, a cártí glas competition for speaking Irish, a Céilí for second years and a green, white and orange non uniform day. Comhghairdeas do gach duine a glac páirt i seachtain na Gaeilge.


Coláiste Phádraig

Soccer: Our u17 soccer team claimed the prestigious Leinster Junior Cup last Friday after a well-deserved 4-0 victory against Salesian College Celbridge. Lucan entered the match in confident mood on the back of 9 straight victories in League and Cup matches this campaign but it was Salesians who started the Final better as they dominated the opening half hour. Lucan struggled to get into their usual fluent passing rhythm as their opponents pressed them all over the pitch with an intensity and ferocity that seemed to surprise them. Salesians almost took the lead after 10 mins when their centre forward found space in the Lucan but his firm header crashed back off the underside of the crossbar before being cleared. Lucan’s only response was a stinging 25 yrd drive from Reece McCormack that flashed past the near post. The breakthrough came against the run of play on 30 mins when James Harold controlled the ball beautifully with his right foot, feinted to go left before curling in a magnificent right footed shot from outside the box into the top left hand corner. It was a goal worthy of the showpiece Final and Lucan visibly grew in confidence as they began to pass the ball with more pace and intent. The second goal arrived soon after when Kyle Robinson rose highest to head home, via a deflection, after a sweetly delivered corner from Adam Wells to give Lucan a commanding 2-0 lead at the break. The irrepressible Kyle added a third mid-way through the second half when he latched onto James Harold’s exquisitely delivered through ball to poke home with his left foot past the advancing keeper into the bottom corner. This was Kyle’s 24th goal for the team in just 9 appearances, a truly stunning personal achievement. Lucan continued to control proceedings as the impressive centre back pairing off Jamie Callaghan and Ryan Young repelled the Salesian attacks with increasing ease and class. A deflected long range strike from Reece McCormack late on sealed an impressive 4-0 win for the team as Coláiste Phádraig claimed the trophy they last won in 2016. They will now face the Munster Cup winners Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh, Bishopstown, Cork in the All-Ireland semi-final on Thursday 14th March in the RSC Waterford so we wish them all the best in their quest to reach the National Final.


Leinster Cup Champions 2019 – Coláiste Phádraig CBS, Lucan


St Joseph’s College Lucan

Hockey Champions! Huge Congratulations to our Senior Hockey Team who won their final against The Kings Hospital on Tuesday (6-1) making them Senior North Side Dublin league Champions! Credit also to our 1st Year team who reached the semi-finals and to our Junior team who reached the knock-out stage but narrowly missed out on a place in the finals.


Congratulations to our Junior Gaelic Football Team , who had another great win in the Semi-Finals of the Championship against Santa Sabina. Final score 3-18 to 6-06. It was a great game and a great win for the team. We are now into the Championship Finals!

Fantastic performance from our Senior Soccer Team on Tuesday, defeating Alexandra College 4-3 in a performance displaying determination, skill and class. A special mention must go to Peamount United FC player Alanna Cassells, who scored all 4 goals – the last of which was scored from a superb free, taken in the final minute of the game.

Two of our students qualified for the final of the Ceist All-Ireland Bake-Off 2019 . Heather Burke 1A4 and Ella Byrne 2A3 competed in the finals on Friday 8th March in Ardscoil Na Trinoide, Athy. There were only 7 finalists in the category, chosen from over 130 Ceist schools nationwide. Heather's cake was a two-tiered Chocolate Sensation and Ella's cake was a fabulous recreation of the Odlums Owl. Both Heather and Ella produced masterpieces on the day of the competition. Both cakes looked amazing and very, very tasty! Ella was awarded second prize by the judges for her Odlums Owl cake and Heather was runner up, with her Chocolate Sensation. Well done to two very impressive young students!

Our annual Parents’ Association Table Quiz takes place on 5th April this year. The event will be hosted once again by the fantastic Mr Smyth. Lots of prizes and fun guaranteed – we hope you will support this event.


King's Inns Street School Class Reunion

The Leaving Cert Class of 1969 King's Inns Street School Dublin 1 is having a reunion lunch on 22nd of May in Dublin.
Venue to be decided.

Hope you can join us in remembering the last Leaving Cert of the Swinging Sixties.

If interested please email Marie at