De La Salle College Churchtown

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De La Salle College
De La Salle College Churchtown.jpg
Dublin 14

Funding typeState school
Motto"Recta Sapere" meaning 'Correct Judgement' which is interpreted as 'The wisdom to know what is right and the courage to do it'.
DenominationRoman Catholic
Patron saint(s)Jean-Baptiste de la Salle
PrincipalSiobhán Foster
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. Siobhan Foster[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.

  • 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)
  • Lar Hudson (7 caps)
  • Austin Quirke (6 caps for France)

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