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Lucan Sarsfields Club Notes Sunday 18th February

February 18, 2018

Membership is now due for 2018, deadline for the interest free 6 month instalment has been extended so to avail complete online ASAP as all players need to be registered by the 28th February, and the 6 month option will close thereafter. 

Click here to pay membership online.

Well done to all involved in the Adult Football section with all 4 teams picking up away wins in the season opening games, over 80  adult footballers played so great stuff and we had a few extra left over in Division 10!!. Fine wins as well for our U14A and U16B teams vs Ballyboden. Our 3 U12 teams also had a clean sweep of victories over BSJ. Minor A Hurlers had a hard fought 3 pt win vs Bray Emmets, our second Minor team lost but maintaining the team is the challenge for them. Hard luck also to our Senior Camogie who lost to the renowned Oulart the Ballagh in the Leinster League. (Full Juvenile Football Report at bottom of page)

Leopardstown Leaps 

A Supreme Day of Supreme Racing 

The Lucan Sarsfields Annual Race Day in conjunction with Leopardstown Race is fast approaching; we are delighted to offer a super afternoon of Supreme National Hunt Racing with the best seats in the house, a four course meal with wine in the 1888 suite, a professional tipster, a Prosecco reception in the club, a return bus, and a chance to meet and greet some of our Dublin Stars both past and present. All proceeds go towards club development, to book your place today contact Joe 086 815 4635, Jim 086 238 7585, Ronan 087 699 8572.


DATE FOR THE DIARY – Good Friday - Annual Maintenance Day

We are looking for people to give a hand for an hour or two on Good Friday particularly those who have relevant skills – electricians, carpenters, painters et ala; those like myself who aren’t as skilled can always assisted as well with a general clean up. The Club is a big place and can always do with a bit of extra TLC. With the Bar open there could be free pints!


Golf Society

The golfing season starts in a few weeks, on Saturday April 21st. The Society’s AGM for 2018 is Monday 12th March 9.00pm in the Clubhouse. All golfers welcome to attend. Captain for 2018 is Seamus Fagan. If you would like to play in any of the outings or know someone would then contact Seamus at 086 8168984. New members are always very welcome.


Bar Volunteers 

The Club Bar is looking for Volunteers to assist with the rota, it might be good for students looking to gain experience, or maybe to meet more members, full training provided. Anyone interested can leave details behind the bar. 


Club Shop is scheduled to open Thursdays 7:30pm-8:30 and Saturday’s 10:30am – 1:00pm.

25 Card Drive continues every Friday 9pm. Caters for all levels, beginners welcome.

The ‘Cúpla Focal’ club is on Mondays 7:30pm to 9.00pm.

Bingo is on Wednesdays 8:30pm

Lucan District Credit Union Academy is on Saturdays, 9:30am for Girls and 10am for boys (5+)

Last week there was no winner of the €19,400 lotto where the numbers were 6, 7, 14 and 21. This week’s €19,800 lotto draw will be managed by Mary Flannery and is sponsored by Newcastle Golf Centre. Tickets can be purchased online, at the club, in Carey’s Newsagents, in Vesey Arms or Kenny’s Bar.           

GAA Healthy Club Phase 3

Our club has been selected to participate in Phase 3 of the GAA Healthy Club project. This phase will run for approximately 18 months. The aim of the Healthy Club project is to make clubs a hub for healthy living in the community. More than 200 clubs applied for this phase and 92 were selected. The application required a 500-word submission outlining our motivation to become a healthy club.

Having formed in March 2017, to date the Healthy Club committee have organised several events for a variety of groups within the community. There are already a number of other activities in the pipeline. In addition, two members of the committee will be attending the National Healthy Club Orientation Day in Croke Park next month. We will receive information packs, training and other resources to enable participation in the project.

The committee wish to acknowledge the support received to date from the club Executive, mentors, parents and players. We are delighted that some of our parents and mentors have come forward with ideas for future initiatives. We look forward to working within the club in order to bring health and wellbeing to the forefront in our community.

Under 13 Camogie Couch to 5K

The Under 13 Camogie mentors organised a C25K as a Healthy Club initiative for their team over the winter months. Running over 10 weeks, with a short break for Christmas, the group undertook 2 nights per week, following the C25K programme, and team members were encouraged to do one other night per week with their parents.

The conclusion of their programme was to participate in the parkrun in Griffeen park on Saturday 17th February. The girls and their supporting crew of parents, siblings, mentors and other club members were easily spotted in the crowd wearing their club colours. All of them clocked up impressive times – and several of them are planning to make parkrun a regular activity in their week.

Well done girls!

Healthy Clubs Cookery session

On Friday last 48 U10 and U11 boys and girls took part in one of two hands-on cookery sessions. Assigned to “stations” in groups of 2-4, they were responsible for weighing, measuring and mixing their recipes, getting them into the oven and cleaning their workspace before moving onto the next recipe. The completed products were proudly taken home (or in some cases eaten before they left the building!)

Well done to all who took part – hopefully they will practise the recipes using the recipe cards they were given on the day!

Access Road 

The construction work has now commenced on the new access road, the entrance to the club is now up what was the Goodwins entrance. So please approach with caution. Turn after the garage but before the old club entrance then left into the carparks. We expect this access route to remain in place for up to 6 weeks but that timeframe could possibly last longer. Obviously we have no control of this. So thanking everyone for their patience. A mention to opposition teams might be no harm.

Juvenile Football Report

A very busy weekend for all of our juvenile teams with the resumption of the CCC1 leagues.

Lucan Sarsfields under 8 boys took their first steps into the Go Games matches on Saturday morning, with a home and away football fixture against Naomh Olaf.  The 3 Team Group 2 boys had home advantage for their clash with Naomh Olaf. Lucan started a little nervously in all 3 of the first round games, where Naomh Olaf seemed to get into their stride a little quicker. However the Lucan boys found their form in the 2nd half and were much more competitive in all 3 games. In the 2nd round of matches Lucan continued their improvement, putting together some nice moves and kicking some great scores.  The 3 team group 1 boys also had a good day away in Naomh Olaf and generally held their own in their matches with some of the boys showing up really well. In both venues the boys gelled really well together, fought hard for each other and celebrated each score as a team. It was great to see the boys get their first taste of “competitive” action.

Overall it was a great first day out for the boys. Both the boys and the mentors really enjoyed their first experience of Go Games.

Lucan Sarsfields U-9 footballers were drawn against Kilmacud Crokes with a home and away fixture. Six teams of boys were very happy to be back playing games and showing off all the skills they have been practicing over the winter break. On a fine but cool morning all six teams represented their club and themselves brilliantly. Crokes gave tough opposition but Lucan's boys gave as good as they got on all fronts and played with great heart and skill. Well done to all the Boys and thanks to all the mentors, parents and helpers. We are all looking forward to another great year with the boys representing their club.

The U-10s played Na Fianna at home and Geraldine P. Moran away. Meanwhile, the U-11s also played Na Fianna at home in three very competitive games and for the first time played Na Dubh Ghall away in Racecourse Park.

The three U-12 teams continued with their grading games. In the Football A Blitz Group 1, Lucan had a great win over Ballinteer St. Johns. by 5-6 to 3-5. In the Football C Blitz Group 4, the same opposition were beaten by 5-14 to 0-02.  In the Football E Blitz Group 1, Lucan U-12 played their second game and recorded their second win by 5-6 to 0-1 against Ballinteer St John's with scores from Eimhin Walsh, Sean Walsh, Devon Thomas, Freddy Haran ,Killian O'Connor and Sean Wright.

A great display from all players, goalkeeper kept another clean sheet, defence were unbreakable , the midfield full of running and forwards scoring and working tirelessly.

The CCC2 leagues also continued. In the U-13 grading leagues, in Division 2, Lucan fell to Castleknock. In Division 13, Lucan had a great win against Erins Isle by 5-5 to 1-8.

The U13 B’s lost on Saturday to a strong Ballyboden St Enda’s team on a score of 3-4 to 4-13 in their second grading game. Lucan were lucky to be only trailing by 3-11 to no score at half time but put in a great performance in the second half to outscore BBSE 3-4 to 1-2.. It was especially admirable as due to a number of players being absent on the day.

Lucan Sarsfields U13 C had their 1st Grading game against Erin Isle B on AGP2. After a tough physical game, Lucan where victors 5-5 to 1-8. There were fine  performances throughout the panel today.


Our goalkeeper  Ryan D making some great saves and controlled the game well thru his kick-outs. Our full back line, Ronan Munnelley / Liam Fitz / Liam Walsh was solid througout the game,  continually frustrating the opposition attempts on goal.

 Our half  backs James Kearney/ Sean Mc/ Jasper Nolan very dynamic closing down the Erin Isle half forward line and moving forward with great attacking support paly.

Our midfield pair of Oran Fitton & Issac Kenny  controlled the middle  of field very well, with some great fielding and attacking play.

Our half forward Conor Smullen / Sean T/  Callum Norman has some fine scores and really closed  the opposition kick-out with some tough marking.

Our full forward line Cain Maher/Daniel Byrne/Cian O’Driscoll/Daniel Mahon kicked some fine scores against a strong full back line.

The U-14 Football Division 1 league also got underway this weekend.

Final Score Lucan 5-04 BBSE 1-13

Playing their first game of 2018 on AGP0, Lucan started well scoring a well worked goal in the fifth minute. Coughing up some easy frees saw Ballyboden creep back into the game and despite a second goal from Lucan, Ballyboden lead at half time by 1-08 to 2-01. Playing with a breeze Lucan started the second half on the back foot and went further behind to a number of Ballyboden frees. Lucan picked it up from the 12th minute of the second half and out scored Ballyboden 2-03 to 0-01 in the final quarter of the game. With the game on a knife edge, Lucan’s determination shone through a last minute goal saw Lucan sneak a win in a great game and running out winners by 3 points.

In the U-15 Division 3 league, Lucan lost out in a very high scoring match against Cuala by 11-7 to 4-11. In the U-16 Division 1 League, Lucan lost out to a strong Naomh OP-ER team by 2-10 to 2-05. In the U-16 Division 4 league, Lucan had a great win over Ballyboden St. Endas by 4-10 to 3-05.

Well done to all the teams competing at the weekend.

Adult Hurling Report

The competitive season commenced this weekend with our Minor A Hurlers opening their league campaign with a win over Bray Emmets – see match report below.  The Minor B’s lost out to Ballyboden SE on a scoreline of 4-8 to 0-7, in their opening Division 3 league game.  Next Sunday (Feb 25th) sees the opening round of the adult leagues with Lucan Junior A’s (Div 5 - away to Cuala @ 12noon) and Junior B’s (Div 8 - home to Balinteer SJ @ 2.30pm) both in action.  Meanwhile the Seniors continued their pre-season preparations with recent challenges games.


MHL Div2 Match Report
Lucan Sarsfields 2-12 Bray Emmets 1-12.

Lucan Minor hurlers opened their league campaign against Bray Emmets on Sunday morning in AGP3. The first half was quite even with never more than a point between the teams. At the break, the sides were level on 0-7 each. 

Bray got control of the game at the start of the second half scoring an unanswered 1-2 but also had four wides as underfoot conditions continued to deteriorate. Entering the final quarter, Bray had stretched their lead to 1-12 to 0-9.  Two points by Mark Lavin either side of a Cillian Hogan goal brought Lucan back into contention. Ciaran Keane converted the levelling score before cutting a side-line in to Ben Mullins who flicked to the net for the final decisive score.  Best for Lucan were Gavin Millea in defence, Mark Lavin in midfield with Ciaran Keane lively in the forwards. Ben Mullins came on as a sub and was involved in the last four scores for Lucan.


Team/Scorers:  L Finnerty, D Kavanagh, E O'Connor, P Kane; D Reid, G Millea, E Higgins, A McNulty, M Lavin (0-5 - 0-2f), C Hogan (1-0), C Behan (0-1), O O'Brien (0-1), C Keane (0-4 - 0-1f), A Lynch, D Kelly (0-1). Subs: B Mullins (1-0), A Hanley.


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