lucan sarsfields gaa club
Lucan Sarsfields Club Notes Sunday 25th March
March 25, 2018
Easter Camps start NEXT WEEK. They run for 4 days, Tuesday 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. Registration can be done through the club website:
Annual Maintenance Day – Good Friday
We are looking for volunteers to give a hand for an hour or two on Good Friday, in particular Electricians, Carpenters & Painters. However we also need volunteers to do a general clean up. The club is a big place and can always do with a bit of extra TLC. We hope to start at 10am. Please feel free to pop up anytime which suits and for as long as you can. All help is greatly appreciated. As the BAR will be open that evening and to show our appreciation, we would like to invite all of the day’s volunteers, family and friends to the club at 5pm for some live music, craic and complimentary food.
Easter Raffle - We will hold our club Easter Raffle on Good Friday. Tickets are on sale at the bar.
Don’t forget in conjunction with the Healthy Club Committee; On March 26th @ 8.30 - 10pm approx.(TOMORROW NIGHT), 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. Open to All Players U15 to Minor.
Special mention to our U11 footballers who represented the club with distinction in Croke Park and a massive well done to the man in middle, our own Adam Hodgkinson who did a wonderful job; Also a big thanks to Emmett who added to the experience for the lads afterwards by taking some time out with them. Well done to the U13A footballers who played two games in 24hrs winning both and securing Div1 football for the year ahead. Full juvenile football report below.
Lots of good wins in the Ladies Football section well done to all and special mention to the U8s who started their Lucan careers vs Judes over the weekend. Also the budding U9s got the year started vs Ballyboden.
Well done to the Inter footballers who picked up a win and went top of the table, Snrs snuck a draw away to Castleknock, with both Jnr teams unfortunately recording losses.
We wish Chris Crummey well and for a speedy recovery, hopefully the news isn’t too bad. Congratulations to Johnny McCaffrey and Paula-Jean who got married over the weekend.
The Golfing season starts in a few weeks, on Saturday April 21st. Contact Seamus Fagan for details 086 816 8984.
Last week there was no winner of the €20,000 lotto where the numbers were 14, 8, 16 and 25. This week’s draw will be managed by Gerry McAndrew and is sponsored by O'Grady Hearing Care Services. Tickets can be purchased online, at the club, in Carey’s Newsagents, in Vesey Arms or Kenny’s Bar. Lucky Dips Winners were: Patrick Healy, Clare O’Brien, Peter Kelly, Emer Doyle, Ken Murray. We also had an Easter Egg raffle winners were: Mags McCabe, Brian Skehan, Vincent O’Neill, Bridie Burke, John McCaffrey.
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+)
Juvenile Football Report
With the weather returning to more like spring time, a number of matches were played this weekend.
Some of the U-11 footballers represented their team and club with distinction on Sunday at half time in the Dublin v Monaghan NFL Division 1 game. They were delighted with the chance to play in Croke Park and also in front of the large crowd and they played some brilliant football. A special thanks to those other players and parents from the U-11 group who came to support their team mates and to Parnells for such a sporting game. This is an experience that this group of players will not forget for a long time. We would also like to thank Emmett O’Conghaile who took some time out at the end of the game to take a few pictures with some of the team.
Darragh Walsh, Evan Flynn, Eoghan Clarke, Conor Healy, Adam McMahon, Oscar Brennan, Phelim Dunne, Michael O’Brien, Ciaran Maloney, Michael Casey, Killian Brooks.
The U13A footballers travelled to Alfie Byrne Road on Friday evening last to take on St Pat’s Donabate under floodlights. The first half was evenly matched but goals from Dara Walsh and Cormac Coffey gave Sarsfields a seven point cushion at half time on a score of 2-06 to 0-05. Lucan gradually pulled away in the second half with further goals from Adam Burns, Conor Greally and Walsh again. Half back Dara Walsh was top scorer on the night with 2-01 and Daragh Lyons chipped in with 3 points from midfield. Sean Langton, Oisin O’Connor and Dan Kane manned the fullback line superbly. Adam Banim also had a fine hour at centre forward. The final score in favour of Lucan was 6-11 to 1-07.
Team: Sean O’Neill; Oisin O’Connor, Sean Langton, Dan Kane; Ryan Clancy, Cathal Kennedy, Dara Walsh; Daragh Lyons, Darragh O’Toole; Eoin Conheady, Adam Banim, Cillian Whelan; Adam Burns, Cormac Coffey, Paddy Ryan; Subs. Sean Carolan, Darragh Meehan, Conor Greally
The U13A footballers were back at it 12 hours later, this time on AGP2 for their last grading match against Cuala. With the injuries stacking up and the legs tired, Lucan found it hard to get into the game and Cuala took full advantage and raced into an eleven point lead after 15 minutes 0-00 to 2-05. Lucan managed to stay in touch through the boot of Adam Burns and went in at half-time trailing 1-03 to 2-08. The second half was more even with Sean Carolan and Ryan Clancy driving from defence at every opportunity and Sarsfields gradually clawed their way back on the scoreboard with a wonder goal from Cormac Coffey and further majors from Darragh Meehan and Cillian Whelan from the penalty spot. In the last minute of play centre back Cathal Kennedy ventured up into the heart of the Cuala defence before off-loading to Paddy Ryan who blasted to the net from an acute angle. This was the first time Lucan had lead in the match and the final whistle went shortly after with the score at 5-08 to 4-09.
Team: Sean O’Neill; Sean Carolan, Sean Langton, Dan Kane; Ryan Clancy, Cathal Kennedy, Dara Walsh; Daragh Lyons, Darragh O’Toole; Oisin O’Connor, Cormac Coffey, Cillian Whelan; Adam Burns, Conor Greally, Paddy Ryan; Sub. Darragh Meehan.
The U13 B’s lost their final grading game on a score of 6-4 to 2-6 to St Anne’s in Bohernabreena. After a poor first half by their own standards the team were down by 5-3 to 0-1 at half time but rallied strongly in the second half to outscore St Anne’s 2-5 to 1-1. With a bit more composure and luck in front of goal they could have closed the gap even further and possibly have snuck the result. Dillon Ryan was outstanding at centre back.
The U-13C team lost out to a strong Erin Go Bragh side on Saturday.
On what felt like the first day of Spring, Lucan U14A travelled to Loreto Park to take on Ballinteer St. John’s. Lucan hit the ground running and scored 1-03 before Ballinteer registered a score, which turned out to be their only score of a dominant first half display. The boys attacked at will putting together some fine team scores mixed in with dogged defending keeping BSJ to just the one score. The second half started off with “minding the house” couple with excellent counter attacking football as Lucan piled on a further 3-03 to run out winners by a score of 4-12 - 1-06. The squad proved its worth as four players were off on a school trip but as is becoming the case, the whole team put together a superb performance. Thanks also to Conor and Niall from out B team who stayed on and played with us to keep up the numbers.
Squad: Cathal Doody, Joey Dunne, Eoin Kilduff, Joey McSweeney, Finn Bruton, Rossa Daly, Jamie Smith, Rian Fortune, Zach Delmar, Luka Kavanagh, Conor Sheary, Charlie Mulqueen, Michael Cunningham, Davy Mulqueen, Colin Duffy, Gareth Kennedy, Liam Farrell, Conor O’Neill & Niall Higgins.
In the U-14 Division 7 game, Lucan lost out to a very strong Ballinteer St. Johns team.
The U-15A had a good win v Maurs 3-15 to 4-6 with some great team scorers and quick movement with ball on show.
Lucan Sarsfields U15B team played another outstanding game against St. Vincents on Sunday showing some real team football and some excellent passing and lead after the first half of the game. St. Vincent's came back in the second half and they took some quick scores. However, Lucan settled the game down and played out the game for a great win.
Lucan Sarsfields - 5 -10
St, Vincents - 2-9
The U16A footballers lost a keenly contested Division 1 League match by three points to Kilmacud Crokes on Saturday on AGP3. Lucan fought extremely hard in the second half and came from nine points down at half time to draw level with Kilmacud with fifteen minutes to go. It was more or less score for score after that but with Kilmacid Crokes always managing to stay at least one point ahead. Lucan had the last attack of the game, looking for a goal to earn a draw but alas they lost possession in the last play. Top scorer was Charlie Keher with 2-2 followed by Oisin Ryan with 0-5, Mark Gormley with 1-1, Cian Duffy and Paul Tuite with 1 point each.
Final score Lucan Sarsfields 3-10 Kilmacud Crokes 3-13
Well done to all the teams competing at the weekend.
Adult Hurling Reports
Hurling action resumed after the break due to weather with both minor teams in league action. The Minor A's had a good win over Kilmacud Crokes B at the 12th Lock.
MHL2 Lucan Sarsfields 3-22 Kilmacud Crokes 0-6.
Lucan Minor A hurlers got their second win of the Div 2 league against Kilmacud Crokes B on Sunday morning at the 12th Lock. Lucan started well and never let Crokes settle into the game. Twenty minutes had elapsed before Crokes scored with Lucan registering 1-8 by that stage - Alan Lynch scoring the first half goal. Both teams scored three points in the remaining ten minutes.
After the break, Lucan scored another six points before Crokes scored again. Following that score, a sharp Ciaran Keane added two goals to widen the gap further by the end of the third quarter. Whilst Crokes added a few more points, Lucan continued to score freely in the last quarter. Oisin O'Brien scored six from play. Colm Behan carried well and scored two points and won a number of frees in favourable positions. Andy Carroll also scored three second-half points. Eddie Connolly and Anthony McNulty were solid in midfield.
L Finnerty, D Kavanagh, E O'Connor, P Kane, D Reid, G Millea (0-2 - 0-1f), E Higgins, A McNulty, E Connolly; Cian McHugh (0-5 - 0-3f), C Behan (0-2), O O'Brien (0-7 - 0-1f); C Keane (2-1), B Mullins (0-1), A Lynch (1-1); A Carroll (0-3), D Kelly, A Hanley.
Lucan's second team lost out to Naomh Olaf in a MHL3 South contest. The Lucan lads battled hard throughout but struggled to compete with Olafs first team and were beaten on a score of 6-18 to 3-2.
Next scheduled hurling action is in the opening round of the adult Championships on weekend of April 7th/8th. Our seniors play Crumlin in O'Toole Park at 2.15pm on Sunday 8th. The Junior As travel to St Maurs the previous evening (Sat 7th) for a 6pm throw in, while the Junior Bs are away to St Pats Donabate at 3pm on Sunday 8th.
These are key games for all three teams and support would be greatly appreciated.