Mr. Peter Elliott, a specialist GAA coach from St. Patrick's GAA comes to the school each Friday to conduct coaching in hurling and Gaelic football.
Gaelic training and matches usually are held in the autumn.
Pupils from 5th & 6th Class usually compete.
Mr. Graydon & Ms. Watts coach the students along with coaches from St. Patrick's GAA Club.
St. Lorcan's B.N.S. V Scoil Mhuire, Lucan
February 10th saw our football team play our first inter school football match in over two years. After many weeks of training we faced Scoil Mhuire, Lucan on the Astroturf in Lucan Sarsfields GAA complex. We got off to a fantastic start as Morgan hit the back of the net within the first minute. Scores from Brodie, Justin and Finn left the halftime score at 3-2 to no score. A spirited effort by Scoil Mhuire saw them hit the net early in the second half, however a great response from the boys saw off the challenge. A brace of goals from Ken and some fantastic scores from Shane and Brodie, as well as great performances from Robert, Aaron and Rory sealed the victory. The final score was 6-7 to 1-0. The panel is: Harry P., Rory O’C, Ancel J. (captain), Joseph McC, David McC., Justin M., Callum H., Finn G., Brodie B., Aaron V., Daniel D., Robert O’H., Aaron H., Bobby G., Ken I., Daniel G., Cain McD., Morgan N., Hugh O’N., Shane McG., Jack O’C., Harley F., Lennon K.
Our next game is in Glenaulin Park on Thursday 17th February @ 3pm. All support welcome!
St. Lorcan's B.N.S. 12-7
Griffeen Educate Together 1-2
Thursday February 17th @ Glenaulin Park
Just before Storm Eunice landed, we played Griffeen Educate Together in Glenaulin Park. We started very well with a point from Morgan and 2 points from Brodie. Griffeen responded with a point of their own before Shane hit the first of his hattrick of goals on the 14 minutes mark. From then on we found our rhythm with Finn, Callum and Robert all getting their names on the scoresheet before half time. With the wind at our backs for the second half, we moved up another gear, with a point each from Brodie and Aaron from distance before Brodie, David and Bobby all found the back of the net. The impact of our substitutes in energy sapping conditions cannot be underestimated with Bobby, Cain, Daniel D., Harley, Lennon, and Hugh all putting in great performances. The scoring was finished off by Harley who scored a well taken goal low into the bottom corner. After another great win we have a week break before we play our final group game on March 3rd in Glenaulin @ 3pm. All support is greatly appreciated. The team is Harry P., Rory O’C, Ancel J. (captain), Joseph McC, David McC., Justin M., Callum H., Finn G., Brodie B., Aaron V., Daniel D., Robert O’H., Aaron H., Bobby G., Ken I., Daniel G., Cain McD., Morgan N., Hugh O’N., Shane McG., Jack O’C., Harley F., Lennon K.
Brodie scoring a great long distance point
St Lorcan's B.N.S. 12-10
St John The Evangelist National School 0-0
Tuesday March 8th @ Glenaulin Park
In our final group game, we played St. John The Evangelist National School From Adamstown. Even though we were down some of our older players, we put in a great performance. All of the boys from No.1 to No. 15 showed great dedication in what were testing conditions. Harry was great in goal when called upon while Ancel led our backs in some great defending, with great support from Aaron, Callum, Cain, Daniel G. and David. Brodie and Finn in midfield covered every blade of grass, getting some nice scores along the way. With 30 mins gone, the game was put beyond doubt with a goal each from Daniel D. and Bobby. Daniel added another later on, while Bobby eventually scoring 2-5 (all from play). Jack O'C, Kevin, Lennon and Hugh and Aaron all added their names to the scoresheet. Great credit to Joseph who, although injured, togged out as our sub to support our starting 15.
We are now through to the next round!
On Thursday 24th of March we played a challenge match against Mary Queen of Angels National School in Glenaulin. On a beautiful day, we had a chance to play some flowing football. We got off to a great start, with Bobby sealing an unprecedented double hattrick inside the opening half. Scores from Justin, Lennon and Robert in the first half gave us a commanding lead.
The second half saw us get more great scores from Brodie, Cain, Daniel, Ken and Daniel G. The defense was also brilliant with great defending from all players especially Kevin, David and Joseph.
Cumann na mBunscoil Semi - Final
St. Lorcan's B.N.S 4-4
Gaelscoil Chnoc Liamhna 0-4
Cumann na mBunscoil Champions!!
St. Lorcan's B.N.S. 4-5
St Candice's N.S. 1-0
We started the match brilliantly with David McPhillips finding the roof of the net with just a minute gone. Finn followed up this goal with a superb point to make the score 1-1 to no score. The beautiful sunshine then gave way to a huge downpour, making conditions very slippery and difficult underfoot. However, we kept playing some fantastic football, with Brodie scoring a super goal just before the halftime break, leaving the halftime score 2-1 to no score. Our defense in these tough conditions was outstanding. Led by our captain Ancel; Callum, Ken, Rory, Daniel Gargan & Robert were extremely difficult to break down. When St. Candice's eventually got through, Harry was alert to make three great saves.
In the second half our lead was increased by a goal from Robert and a superb point from Bobby. Aaron and Justin in midfield gave a brilliant performance of both attacking and defending. Daniel, Bobby, Shane, David McPhillips, Morgan and Brodie worked like a well oiled machine in attack and showed a great work rate throughout. The influence of our substitutes cannot be underestimated with Cain, Lennon, Daniel Dunne, Joseph, Jack & Aaron H all making huge contributions, with Lennon finding the top corner of the net with 5 minutes left to put the score beyond doubt.
A special mention to Hugh, who was unable to be part of the matchday team due to illness, but played a massive role on our long role to the final.
St. Lorcan's Abú!!!!!