De La Salle College Churchtown

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De La Salle College
De La Salle College Churchtown.jpg
Churchtown, Dublin 14
Funding typeState school
MottoRecta Sapere
DenominationRoman Catholic
Patron saint(s)Jean-Baptiste de la Salle
PrincipalBetty O'Connell
Teaching staff35
School colour(s)Wine and Gold
SportsGolf, Rugby, Basketball, Athletics, Badminton, Squash

De La Salle College is an all-male state secondary school in Churchtown, Dublin 14, in Ireland. It is a non-fee paying school which has educational facilities to cater for about 500 pupils. The school was officially opened in 1952 and moved to its present location in 1957. Since then, the college has extended on two different occasions (in 1986 and 1997) to cater for the increase in the number of pupils wishing to attend. De La Salle College Churchtown is a member of Le Cheile Schools Trust.[1]

The Brothers of De La Salle are the trustees of the College and it is under the control of a board of management. Ms. Betty O'Connell[2] is the current principal. There are approximately 35 teachers offering pupils an opportunity to explore science and technology.

Sporting Success[edit]

De La Salle College Churchtown won the Leinster Senior Schools Rugby Cup in 1983 and 1985.

2009 All Ireland league (division C) basketball champions.

  • Damien Duff, footballer with the Ireland national team (retired) and Melbourne City in the A-League
  • Jim Stynes, Australian rules footballer[3]
  • Niall O' Carroll Dublin minor hurling team 1982 and 1983 Leinster champions and All-Ireland Hurling Finalists
  • Adam Nealon Leinster u17 player, South Dublin Junior Cup winning captain 2016
  • Seán Mari, National Boxing Champion of Ireland, 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • Irish rugby international players:
  • Des Fitzgerald (34 caps) played in 2 RWCs. Named to Lions Team to mark centenary of IRB
  • Tom Clancy (9 caps)
  • Brian Glennon (1 cap)
  • Niyi Adeolokun (1 cap)

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Coordinates: 53°17′48″N 6°15′51″W / 53.296707°N 6.264209°W / 53.296707; -6.264209