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11 June 2023
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Schools notes

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Note: The following school items were held over from last week's issue, due to pressure of space


St Joseph's College Lucan


Kiera Radford in 6th Year deservedly won the overall Student of the Year award.


Marli Bah is the new Student Council Leader and we wish them and the New Student Council all the best for the Year ahead.

Congratulations to both!

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Colaiste Phadraig

Hurling: Well done to our 2nd yr hurlers who won the Dublin Schools Juvenile 'C' Final after an emphatic 6-15 to 2-06 victory over St. Paul's Raheny. The match was held on the immaculate 3G pitch at the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown on Thursday 25th May. Two early goals and two well-taken points from the influential Paidi Murphy gave Lucan the perfect start as they led 2:04 to 0:00 after 10mins with the impressive Derry Ware grabbing the two other points from midfield.


Cian Kelly added another goal soon after with a beautiful, crisp, precise finish after a driving run from the half-forward line. Lucan opened up an unassailable 5-10 to 0:01 lead by half-time thanks to further scores from Paidi (1-0), Derry (0-2), Aidan Doyle (1-01) and Henry Greene (0-2).

In a more evenly contested 2nd half, Paidi scored another 1-02 while Jack Sheridan and Henry added further points as Lucan claimed in title in style to make it 4 hurling titles this year for the school.


Lucan's top scorer Paidi Murphy (4-04) goes for goal in the Dublin final.


Lucan Community College


Student of the College
Congratulations to 6th Year student Clodagh McDonnell who was awarded Student of the College 2023 at the 6th Year Graduation Ceremony. Here she is pictured with Inion Ni Chonaola.


6th Year Graduation
Our 6th Years enjoyed a lovely send off from Lucan Community College last week with the breakfast morning and their graduation ceremony as they closed the chapter on their time in Lucan Community College. Many thanks to Year Head Mr Carey and his team of tutors.
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School Extension
The tender process for contractors for our extension and refurbishment work has begun and we expect that building will begin in the coming school year. This will be an exciting time for our students and staff as the original building from 1987 is updated to meet the needs of our growing student numbers and updated technological advances. We are lucky to have the building team from DDLETB coordinating and managing this process for us and we appreciate their support and expertise.

Farewell Katharina
A hearty 'warmherzig Danke' to our fabulous Austrian Assistant who arrived at our school last September and has worked so well with all our students studying German in Lucan CC. It has been a pleasure working with Katharina who brought so many wonderful ideas to the classroom.

She had the opportunity to visit each of our German class groups for one period a week. Each class began with culture which was followed by a lesson filled with fun and learning. Students immersed themselves into the German language and Austrian culture.


Our First years had the opportunity to learn how to Waltz during the week - the Viennese Waltz - which was a lot of fun.

Katharina worked enthusiastically with our 6th year students and aided in the preparation for their German Oral exams last April.

Our 5th years enjoyed some 'Kaffee und Kuchen' last week while they participated in a quiz in German.

Our students sang a song to her as they are sad to see her go. Thanks so much for everything. We have enjoyed every minute with you.

We also enjoyed seeing Katharina on stage playing the part of Susan in our play 'Our Day Out' - in April. A great performance. So from all of us at Lucan CC and all our German students, we wish you well and hope to see you soon again.

Slan go foill. Auf Wiedersehen. Until we meet again