lucan sarsfields gaa club
Lucan Sarsfields Club Notes Sunday 25th February
February 25, 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 WEDNESDAY the 28th February, and the 6 month option will close thereafter.
Click here to pay membership online.
A very good Saturday for Lucan members with wins for Dublin Senior and Minor Camogie, Dublin Snr Ladies Footballers and Dublin Snr footballers well done to all our members involved. The Smith brothers also picked up their second Ryan Cup with Maynooth Uni. Saturday was also a good day for Lucan teams with 13A & B, 14A, U16 A & B footballers, 15 A Ladies Football, 14A Camogie all recording wins; well done to all teams competing over the weekend. Sunday saw Bren Gallagher and Leitrim record their first win this year in the NFL, well done. Also well done to Emer Keenan and Emma O’Flynn as Dublin Premier Camogie recorded an impressive win vs Kildare. On the club front wins for Minor B footballers and U14A+ B and 16A Ladies football capped off the weekend.
A special mention to our U8 hurlers who started this weekend in the club vs Faughs, we wish our newest team all the best for the future.
The dates for the Easter camp (age 5 to U12) and School of Excellence (U13-U15) have been decided. They will run for 4 days, 27th-30th March, and from 10am to 2:30pm each day. The 4 days will include football and camogie/hurling and will be €50 for the School of Excellence and €45 for the Easter camp. For more details contact the Juvenile Committee.
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.
COMING SOON!! A new Coffee Shop
We have out grown the HUT; and so with everything things move on and we are always looking forward and development; we have a new exciting Coffee Shop on the Horizon; as with everything in the Club we will need VOLUNTEERS to assist with more opening hours for when people will want to frequent it…anyone willing to get involved in either set-up or manning please make contact with Jackie 086 677 6122.
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.
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!
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 €19,800 lotto where the numbers were 1, 7, 18 and 22 . This week’s €20,000 lotto draw will be managed by Diarmuid Dawson and is sponsored by Coláiste Laichtín, Inis Oírr. Tickets can be purchased online, at the club, in Carey’s Newsagents, in Vesey Arms or Kenny’s Bar.
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.
Full Juvenile Football Report
A busy weekend for some of our CCC2 teams this week.
In the U-13 Football Grading League Division 2, Lucan had a great win over Templogue Synge Street by 4-12 to 3-4.
In the U-13 Football Grading League Division 6, another win was recorded over the same opposition on a score line of 7-12 to 2-3. It was a very good team performance with the lads working hard throughout, top scorers were Conor Greally with 2-1 and Dylan Hynes with 1-3.
The U-14A team played a Division 1 league game against Clontarf. It took place on the all weather facility on the Alfie Byrne road. Playing on a senior size pitch Lucan played some senior style football. From the very start the teamwork and passing that the lads have worked on for the last few weeks was evident for all to see. Lucan attacked at will and a superb first half performance saw the team lead by 2-11 to 0-02. The second half saw no letting up from Lucan, with great teamwork resulting in some great scores across the board. Lucan kept on pressing for the entire second half and saw the game out with a tremendous score line of 8-17 to 1-05. The entire squad keep on contributing in all aspects of the game.
In the U-15 Division 3 League, Lucan lost out to Naomh Olaf by 1-7 to 2-3 in bitterly cold conditions.
The U16A footballers had an historic away win against Castleknock in St Catherine’s Park. This Castleknock team hadn’t been beaten in the league since U13 level. Scorers for Lucan were Oisin Ryan (2-2), Colm Walsh (1-1), Oisin Twamley (0-2) and points each from Derek Cahill, Paul Tuite, Charlie Keher, Mark Gormley & Evin Dowling. These players were ably assisted in a determined team performance by Finan Breen, Ben O’Toole, Cian Duffy, Aidan O’Neill, Eoin Power, Tiernan Mullen, Declan Lawlor and Brendan Ruddy with a solid performance from Alec Birnie in goal. The final score was 3-10 to 2-10.
The U16B's are competing in Division 4 this year and this is a step up of 2 divisions from last year. However, after a fine win against Ballyboden St. Endas last time out, they once again showed that they are capable of competing in that division by beating off a physical Naomh Fionnbarra side by 5-14 to 1-5. With 7 or 8 different scorers, the strength in depth of the team was seen and the speed of ball movement was fantastic throughout the game. Outstanding performances from everyone including Rory Mulhern, Ronan Carbury and again by stand in goal keeper Oscar Nolan have kept an unbeaten record stretching back to the latter part of last season.
However it was not without incident as a serious injury occurred to Fintan Ward. We wish him all the best in his recovery.
Well done to all the teams competing at the weekend.