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Ladies Football News 24 September

September 24, 2017

For the latest news concerning Lucan Ladies Gaelic Football,

It’s All Ireland Finals Day, Dublin are back for the fourth year in succession to try and lift the Brendan Martin Cup for the second time. It is seven years since the only other time the dubs have won. Like their male counterparts, the Girls in Blue take on Mayo who have not won since 2003, beating Dublin that day by 2 points.

The game today gets under way at 4pm and Lucan Sarsfields Ladies Football will be there! We have three full double decker buses leaving the club this afternoon, over 160 juvenile players all hoping that Dublin can win today!!!

If you would like to go to the game, the ticket office on North Circular Road opposite Gills Pub is open from 10am. Tickets are priced at 10 for a u14, 15 for Students and Senior Citizens, and 25 for Adults.

In advance of the final, the Under 14 ladies are hosting two challenge games against Knockmore Gaa from Mayo. We would like to extend a warm and friendly welcome, and we look forward to a great display of football. We will of course be serving light refreshments, before we all head in to croker!!

Liz Balfe Memorial Charity Cup  - Adult Blitz

Just over a week ago, On Saturday 16th September, a group of golden oldies took part in the Liz Balfe Memorial tournament at St Mary's GAA club in Leixlip. Liz Balfe played on the first Lucan team back in 1991. She was only 14 playing as full back on an adult team. She was a fantastic player and an even better person. She was tragically killed in January 2016. A group made up mainly of her old team mates took part in the blitz. The group consisted of past and present Lucan Sarsfields members. Some ladies hadn't kicked a ball in over 10 years. However, that was not going to stop this group. Without substitutes and having played four matches, this group of ladies won the cup. Other teams commented on our lovely football and others thought we were actually still playing together. The ladies that togged out were: Jackie Buggle, Gillian Ryan, Melissa Walsh, Tracey O'Brien, Aileen Quinn, Audrey Murtagh, Trudy Keogh, Moureen Fitzharris, Gillian Mulqeen and Jackie O'Brien. 

We want to thank the Mama Mia's for helping us out. It was a terrific day and a huge thank you to St Mary's for keeping us fed and watered. They were brilliant. Finally, a massive thank you to the Balfe family. They presented us with a fabulous cup in Liz's memory. This is annual tournament and Lucan Ladies have won the first two tournaments, so, lets make it 3 years in a row next year!!

U12LF News

U12s Played a blitz in Maynooth on 26th August with help from some U11s too! The two Lucan teams played a total of 11 matches against Carbury, Sallins, Mullingar St Lomans, St Marys of Leixlip, Kilmacud, Kilcullen and Maynooth. Great work from the girls and some really good matches.

The first U12 Grading matches were on 9th September, The first team were winners with a total of 7-08 points to Rahenys 5-02. The second team lost to Rahenys 2-06 to 0-06, the two goals being scored in the last 10 minutes.

And we are off to Croke Park on Sunday!

The re-vamped website looks great, thanks to Mike Bowler, Club PRO, for all the work!

Juvenile Pitch Damage

The juvenile pitch is showing signs of damage as a result of high impact drills carried out during training. All teams still training on grass, please be aware that at this time of year, care need to be taken so that the pitches remain playable.

LGFA Fundamentals Coaching Course:

Castleknock GAA club have arranged an LGFA Fundamentals course on Saturday 7th October 2017 from 9.45am to 4pm, venue: Castleknock Community College.
They have a few places left and are opening up bookings to Dublin clubs. If you are interested in taking part please contact Brendan 086-6059569 or to book your place.

The club Street Leagues are due to take place on Saturday the 7th of October up at the club from 12 to 4pm. The Juvenile, AWP and Senior pitch will be in use so this will impact any home games scheduled for that day. We will therefore not hold any 2/3/4th class blitz this year but will work with the Street Leagues

Calling any TY Students, how would you like to help out with a younger team, please contact your mentors for further details

The goals posts have been installed on AGP0 yesterday.

Recent Results can be found here

Upcoming Fixtures

Thanks to JJ, Tracey Walsh and Ruth O'Leary for their updates

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