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Lucan Sarsfields Senior Hurling Promotion Playoff
November 10, 2017
On Sunday at 11am Lucan face Ballinteer at home in a Semi-Final playoff for promotion to Division 1.
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Match reports from Hurling games last weekend are below.
Commiseration to our minor hurlers who lost out to an excellent Na Fianna team in the ‘A’ championship final – see match report below.
Minor Hurling ‘A’ Championship Final: Na Fianna 5-15 Lucan Sarsfields 3-9.
A sunny O’Toole Park was the setting for the culmination of the 2017 Minor hurling championship and Na Fianna emerged convincing winners to claim this title for the fourth year in a row.
The last 10 minutes of the first half was the decisive period of the game as Na Fianna transformed the scoreboard from 1-6 each to lead 3-11 to 1-6 at half time. While Lucan fought bravely in the second half they never managed to put a meaningful dent in the deficit and Na Fianna cruised to victory. Lucan started brightly and had the better of the early exchanges.
Early points from Emmet Allen, Ben Coffey (f) and Cian McHugh and a well-taken goal from Alan Murphy had Lucan 1-3 to 0-4 ahead after 15 minutes. However Na Fianna fought back and took the lead when a shot from distance, aided by the low sun, deceived the Lucan defence and finished in the net.
Lucan levelled again at 1-6 each through a good score from E Allen and we looked set for a tight battle to the end. However, it was then that Na Fianna took over. The low sun and the high full-forward combined to produce two more goals in quick succession for Na Fianna. Lucan had chances to break the momentum but didn’t manage to convert them and it was Na Fianna who added the points to extend the lead to 11 points at half time.
Na Fianna added a fourth goal 10 minutes into the second half and there was no way back for Lucan. Emmet Allen managed a goal from a long range free and a late effort from Ben Coffey did put a slightly better look on the scoreboard but the result was beyond doubt long before the finish. Eoghan Seery and Luke Walsh were most prominent in a Lucan defence that was under pressure throughout, Anto McNulty worked hard in midfield, while Emmet Allen, Harry Ladd and Alan Murphy showed best in the forwards. While it was disappointing to lose a final so comprehensively, there will be better days ahead for these young Lucan hurlers and they can be proud of their efforts in bringing Lucan to the Minor A final for the first time in 12 years.
Lucan Team/Scorers: C Murray, E Seery, E Reynolds, E O’Connor, R Ward, L Walsh, G Millea, H Sviglinskas, A McNulty, B Coffey (1-1, 0-1f), C McHugh (0-1), A Carroll, A Murphy (1-0), H Ladd (0-2), E Allen (1-5, 1-2f). Subs introduced: E Higgins, O O’Brien, C Keane, I Crowley, K Boylan.