lucan sarsfields gaa club
Lucan Sarsfields Club Notes Sunday 18th March
March 19, 2018
The dates for the Easter camp (age 5 to U12) and School of Excellence (open to U13-U15) have been decided. They will run for 4 days, 27th-30th March, and from 10 to 2:30each 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. Registration can be done through the club website
Membership is now overdue for 2018, ALL players should be registered before playing.
Well done to all who organised the St. Patrick’s Day event in the club and thanks to all who took part in the parade, it was a great day and the club was full with supporters.
Well done to Dublin Minor Camogie players Laura Quinn, Aoife Mahon, Jessica McClelland and Siofra Byrne who had a fantastic win over Kilkenny, also well to the Lucan mentors involved Joe Leonard, Ollie Mahon and Georgina McClelland. Also preparation is stepping up with the Dublin minor footballers and well done to Matthew Dunne, Mark Lavin and Jake Rooney who played vs Galway ahead of the Snr game, their game ended in a draw also. Well done to Emmet O’Conghaile and the Dublin Snr footballers on securing a league final spot.
Again the weather played havoc with fixtures so not many games played but hard luck to the u12 footballers with all three teams losing but well done to all as it is great to see such big numbers competing, full Juvenile Report below.
The golfing season starts in a few weeks, on Saturday April 21st. New Committee following AGM is
Chairman: John Clancy, Captain: Seamus Fagan, Secretary: Michael O’Hara, Treasurer: Gerry Mescall, Handicap Secretary: Brian Mahon, Committee: Liam Carton, Jack Butler, Pat Keane and Robbie Breen.
Last week there was no winner of the €20,000 lotto where the numbers were 12, 14, 25 and 28. This week’s draw will be managed by Seamus Clandillon and is sponsored by Feargal McCarthy, Painter and Decorator. Tickets can be purchased online, at the club, in Carey’s Newsagents, in Vesey Arms or Kenny’s Bar.
DATE FOR THE DIARY – Good Friday - Annual Maintenance Day.
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+).
In conjunction with the Healthy Club Committee and following on from the very successful talk last year with Michael Fennelly, there is a second event planned. Open to All Players U15 to Minor; On March 26th @ 8.30 - 10pm approx., Ken Robinson will come to the club to give a practical talk to the players about maintaining a healthy approach to their GAA, player development in the face of very busy and demanding lifestyles/ schedules. This will be practical in nature , giving lots of tips / advice on strength and conditioning ,injury prevention and maintaining a positive attitude to GAA. Ken is Chief Executive Officer of Sport in DCU, a lecturer in UCD, a strength and conditioning athletic development coach with Dublin ladies Football , has been involved with a number of senior Football teams including Ballymun Kickhams and our own Senior footballers. There will also be tips / advice on nutrition .
Juvenile Football Report
A number of games were called off this weekend due to the recent rain and waterlogged pitches. All of the action was concentrated in CCC1.
In the U-11 all county Go Games blitz, Lucan and St. Brigids amalgamated all of their teams and played a four team blitz in Russell Park in Baltic conditions on Saturday morning. Despite the weather, the players enjoyed themselves and played out four very competitive and skilful games. One of the game reports follows below.
Lucan U-11 v St. Brigids.
Jack Keogh (0-02), Cian O’Gara (1-00), Cian McCormick, Cian Gavin (0-03), James O’Connell, Daniel Taffe (0-01), Conor Healy (0-02), Karl Quinn, Patrick Cosgrove (1-00), Michael O’Brien (2-04), Liam Whelan (0-02).
An excellent performance by this U-11 team on Saturday morning. Operating under Go Games rules, all of the players played in multiple positions throughout the game. Jack Keogh made a few great saves in goal in the first half while the defence of Cian O’Gara, Cian McCormick, Cian Gavin and James O’Connell made some great blocks and clearances. In midfield, Daniel Taffe and Conor Healy worked extremely hard and got forward to kick a few scores as well. In the forwards, Michael O’Brien was in great scoring form ably assisted by Patrick Cosgrove, Karl Quinn and Liam Whelan. Overall, a great display and all of the practice is really paying off for this bunch of players.
In the U-12 Football A Blitz Group 1, Lucan fell to a very strong Castleknock team but fought bravely throughout. In the U-12 Football C Blitz Group 4, Lucan were defeated by an equally strong St. Vincents team.
In the U-12 Football E Blitz Group 1, Lucan lost out to lost to Naomh Mearnog by 2-09 to 2-01. Lucan played the first half with 9 players as one of the Lucan boys got injured. The second half started with 11 players and the overall performance improved and Lucan subsequently made a comeback and scored 2-01. Lucan’s goalkeeper was player of the match and made a brilliant penalty save in the second half.
Well done to all the teams competing at the weekend.