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Lucan Sarsfields Club Notes Sunday 8th April

April 08, 2018

Well done to the Snr Hurlers who opened their Championship campaign with a win. Some good wins in the CCC2 hurling, 14 A and B completed the double over St. Vincents, wins also for 15 and 16 A, and completed with the 13B, hard luck to 13A 15B recording loss. Also tough start for our Snr Camogie teams with Snr 1 and Snr 6 losing. Good wins for 15A and 13B hard luck to 15B and 13A. In Juvenile ladies football only win was for the 13B. Full Match reports at bottom of page.

Big week for the football coming up as Senior Footballers open their Championship campaign vs Na Fianna on Thursday night at 8:15pm in Parnell Park. All support much appreciated.

Féile 2018

Féile Preparation are well under way, and Lucan will be hosting the Div 6 Hurling and Div 8 Football.

Ladies Football Féile is April 14 and 15 Lucan are in Division 1 and Division 4. Division 1 has us in a group with Brigids, Clontarf and Clanna Gael/Fontenoy. Division 4 has us in with Tempelogue, Skerries and Sylvesters.

Féile na nGael is on the 21 and 22 April. We are in Division 1 and Division 6. Division 1 Group B consists of us, Ballyboden (Hosts), Nh Barrog, Na Fianna. Division 6 Grp A has us (Hosts) and Ballyboden, Nh Barrog, Trinity Gaels & Castleknock.

Camogie Féile takes place on Sat 28th & Sun 29th April. A team are in Division 1 and are being hosted by OPER, B team division is still TBC.

Féile Peil na nÓg is on May 5 and 6, we are in Division 1 and Division 8. In Division 1 we are Grouped with Clontarf, Kilmacud Crokes and St Judes. In Division 8 we are in Group B with Kilmacud Crokes, Ballyboden, NaFianna & Geraldine P Moran.

Molly O’Toole Memorial Secondary Schools Tournament
The second tournament in Mollys memory will be run on Thursday 19 April at 3pm. Volunteers will be required to help out, please contact if you can spare an hour or two.

Golf Society

The Golfing season starts in two weeks, on Saturday April 21st. Contact Seamus Fagan for details 086 816 8984.

Would you like tickets to the Rolling Stones or even the All Ireland Final well we know who you should talk to, the one and only Paul McGann. €20 gets you a whole load of opportunity.

Last week (5th April) there was no winner of the €20,000 lotto where the numbers were 1, 2, 13 and 28. This week’s draw will be managed by Frank Fleming and is sponsored by REA McDonald Auctioneers. Tickets can be purchased online, at the club, in Carey’s Newsagents, in Vesey Arms or Kenny’s Bar.Lucky Dips Winners (€30): Ailish McGarrigle, Geraldine Smyth, Una McGonigle, Emer Doyle, Fergal McNamara

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
The action was confined to the CCC1 groups this weekend.

The Under-8 football teams played their All County Medal blitzes this weekend. One group were in Monastery Road and competed against Round Towers Clondalkin and Templogue Synge Street whilst the other group were in Adamstown and played against Kilmacud Crokes and St. Judes.

Perfect weather conditions this morning on the AWP at Monastery Road for one of the blitzes and  the good weather had all the boys in the mood for football.

There were 3 games per team, and the Lucan boys gave it their all, showing a great competitive spirit. We saw brilliant blocking, high catching, accurate kicking, and passing. Great team displays by Lucan, using the skills they are practicing in training.

The boys enjoyed the tough challenge posed by both Round Towers, and Templogue, and were very proud to receive their medals and goody bags at the end.

The U-9s played matches against Thomas Davis and Templogue Synge Street and the boys really enjoyed the competitive matches in the nice weather.

The U-10 groups were away Ballinteer ST. Johns and at home to St. Sylvesters.

An elusive dry morning set the scene for the away clash between the ‘Team Black’ Lucan boys and St. Johns Ballinteer yesterday. This U10 squad are not only impressive in the large number of players they boast, but are also big on the hard work and enthusiasm they have shown during training sessions this year so far.

We had a spotlight on one of the teams for this report.

Players: Ben Glennon, Brian Finn, Cathal Ryan, Cormac O'Duibhir, Jack Meenan, Odhran Gallagher, Oisin Quearney. Mentor: Eithne Ryan

The football skills they have been practicing were very much in evidence yesterday much to the delight of the spectators and mentors. The lads showed great teamwork with excellent short passing throughout the match. This was a fast moving game with well matched teams achieving a high number of scores which made it a thrilling spectacle to watch. There was also some fantastic defensive skill in evidence with great blocks and tireless tackling. Well done Lucan. Keep up the good work.

The U-12 teams were back in league grading action. The U-12A team had a great win against Raheny on a scoreline of 7-8 to 1-1. The first 15 minutes were close but then the Lucan team showed some great movement and passing to score a couple of very impressive goals. The team pulled away in the second half to score some further team goals and finished the game strongly.

The U-12B team fell to a string Kilmacud Crokes team on a scoreline of 3-10 to 3-01 but fought well to the end. The U-12C fell in their grading game by just one point but played really well on the day.

Well done to all the teams competing at the weekend.

Adult Hurling report
Lucan Senior hurlers got their championship campaign off to a good start with a comprehensive win over Crumlin. Lucan lead throughout and won by a margin of thirteen points in the end. However, our Junior As suffered an opening round defeat against a strong St Maurs team. The Junior B’s game was deferred due to unplayable pitch. Match reports below.

SHC: Lucan Sarsfields 1-25 Crumlin 1-12

Lucan started very well and had five points on the board inside five minutes. Crumlin responded with a goal from a penalty but Lucan quickly regained the initiative and a goal from Ben Coffey extended the margin to 5 again, 1-7 to 1-2. Crumlin had their best spell of the game in the middle of the half and reduced the margin to 3 by the 20th minute, 1-9 to 1-6. However, Lucan finished the half strongly and had extended the lead to 6 at the break, leading 1-13 to 1-7. The second half had a similar patter to the first with Lucan again out of the blocks very quickly and soon extended the lead. This time there was no way back for Crumlin as Lucan kept the scoreboard ticking over relentlessly with a succession of good scores from play and eventually ran out comfortable winners by 1-25 to 1-12. It was a good start to the championship for Lucan, for whom Sean McClelland and Chris Crummey were prominent in a very solid backline. Matt McCaffrey dominated midfield while Peter Kelly, Ben Coffey and Ciaran Dowling lead the scoring in the forwards, where Aidan Roche also put in a very good shift.

Lucan Team/Scorers: K Roche, J Bellew, B Aird, P Smith, J McCaffrey, C Crummey (0-2), S McClelland (0-2), R Smith, M McCaffrey (0-4), P Crummey (0-1), A Roche (0-1), C Dowling (0-5, 0-1f), B Coffey (1-4), P Kelly (0-4), M May. Subs introduced: CJ Smith, K Fitzgerald (0-2), L Walsh, R Stapleton, R Ward.

JAHC: St Maurs 2-26 Lucan Sarsfields 0-9.

Lucan were well beaten by a better St Maurs team, though the score line probably doesn’t do justice to Lucan’s efforts. Maurs got off to a great start and had 5 points on the board before Lucan opened their account. However, Lucan settled into the game then and got some good scores and were just 4 adrift at half time when Maurs lead 0-12 to 0-8. The second half was one way traffic though as Maurs quickly extended the lead and the issue was settled long before Maurs added two late goals to put an added gloss on the score line from their point of view. Lucan were missing many of their experienced regulars and fielded a relatively young inexperienced side. Joey Byrne in defence and Eoghan O’Conghaile in the forwards were best on the night for Lucan, though all the players fought hard, especially in the first half, and they can build on this for better days ahead.

Lucan Team/Scorers: W Swaine, E Seery, T Swords, D Reynolds, A Lee, J Byrne, R Twomey, A O’Neill (0-1), I Crowley (0-1), G Coleman (0-4f), E O’Conghaile (0-1), C Keenan (0-1), O O’Brien, K Brennan, C O’Maolmhána (0-1). Subs: S Ryan, C Keane.

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