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Lucan Sarsfields Club Notes Sunday 15th April

April 15, 2018

A very busy week and weekend, hard luck to the Senior Footballers who lost out in the opening championship match to Na Fianna. Our Jnr A and B footballers finished the weekend with two good wins, our Jnr As after opening sluggish, were1-03 to no score down, however they fought back well and finished well to win 0-14 to 1-07 against a good Thomas Davis side. The Jnr Bs, with a large squad, won well 1-14 to 1-07 in the second game played on the 12TH lock pitch. A big thanks to Mike Wisdom and his team who have done a sterling job through the terrible weather conditions over the last number of weeks on the pitch.

15A footballers had a comprehensive win in the first round of Championship vs St Maurs. Good wins for the 13 A and B teams, while the 13 C team lost out to a strong Castleknock side. 14A had a hard earned but well-earned draw away to Kilmacud Crokes to remain top of Div 1.  Full Juvenile football report at bottom of page. 

Great win for the U12A hurlers away to Ballyboden.

Hard luck to our Senior 1 Camogie who lost their second league game to a last minute goal vs St. Judes. Snr 7 also came up short vs strong Faughs/Celtic side. The Snr 3 team shared the spoils with St. Brigids.  

Ladies Football Div 2 team lost the second league game to TSS 3-06 to 3-11. The Div 8 team made it two wins from two.

Féile 2018

Hard luck to the girls Div 1 Féile team who lost out by a single point in a hard fought semi final to eventual winners BallybodenSE. A gallant effort and they did themselves and the club proud over the weekend. We turn out attention to the Boys hurling Féile next weekend.


Leopardstown Leaps  

Lucan Sarsfields Race Day has been rescheduled for Sunday 13th May. Limited number of tables still available. Free bus and Prosecco reception from the club. Silver service meal and wine in Leopardstown.


Molly O’Toole Memorial Secondary Schools Tournament
The second tournament in Mollys memory will be run on Thursday 26 April at 4pm.

Golf Society

The Golfing season starts next weekend, 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 (12th April) there was no winner of the €20,000 lotto where the numbers were 4, 9, 14 and 24. This week’s draw will be managed by Cormac Gordon and is sponsored by Coláiste Laichtín, Inis Oírr. Lucky Dips Winners (€30): Phil Mescall, Brendan Freeman, Fionn & Cian McCarthy Esker Lawns, Leigh Carrey Larkfield Way. And one lucky Dip winner had her prize 'supersized' as she was in attendance so €50 went to Josephine Donoghue. Tickets can be purchased online, at the club, in Carey’s Newsagents, in Vesey Arms or Kenny’s 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+)

Juvenile Football Report

The action was confined to the CCC2 groups this weekend.

At AGP2, the U13A footballers got their Division 1 campaign off to a winning start against St Sylvesters on Saturday afternoon. Lucan Sarsfields played into a strong breeze in the first half and went in trailing by 2 points at the break, the goal coming from full forward Cormac Coffey. HT score 1-03 to 1-05.

Lucan used the wind to good effect in the second and further goals from Adam Burns and Cormac Coffey sealed a 7 point victory on a score-line of 3-11 to 2-07.

Team: Sean O’Neill; Oisin O’Connor, Sean Langton, Dan Kane; Ryan Clancy, Cathal Kennedy, Dara Walsh; Daragh Lyons, Darragh O’Toole; Eoin Conheady, Alex Derrien, Cillian Whelan; Adam Burns, Cormac Coffey, Paddy Ryan; Subs. Sean Carolan, Lee Murphy, Liam Brennan.

The U13 B's had a great start in their league campaign yesterday. Playing in division 5 they beat Castleknock in Porterstown on a score of 12-8 to 0-1. The team showed understandable signs of rustiness in the first 15 minutes as it was 3 weeks since their last game and only a great save by Sean Corry kept Lucan level. The lads really pushed on from there and finished the half strongly to lead by 5-4 to no score at the break.

The second half was dominated by Lucan who ran out comfortable winners in the end on a score of 12-8 to 0-1. Some great performances throughout the team from Sean in goal who made some good saves and was brilliant on his kick-outs to Oran Smith and Kevin Gormley who came off the bench to score 5-3 between them.

A great start for the team but tougher tests lie ahead.

Team and scorers were Sean Corry, Josh Murphy, Aidan Barry, Daragh Kenna, Joshua Delaney, Calum Conway, Dillon Ryan (1-0), Darragh Meehan (1-1), Ben Armstrong (0-1), Ryan Dunne, Niall Melvin (1-1), Dylan Haynes (0-1), Ross Murray, Conor Greally (4-1), Luke McGovern, Oran Smith (4-2), Kevin Gormley (1-1).

In Division 10 of the U-13 league, Lucan fell to a strong Castleknock team.

The U14A football squad took on Kilmacud Crokes in Silver Park on Saturday. On a heavy pitch it was a match that was going to be decided by hard work and effort and our footballers were not lacking in effort, application or teamwork. Playing against a heavy breeze. Lucan started positively scoring a couple of hard worked points. Both sides had a number of chances to score but each point was well earned as the sides ended level at 0-04 to 0-04 at half time. Kilmacud came out strong in the second half putting the first two points on the Board but Lucan dug in deep to keep in touch. With 10 minutes to go Lucan found themselves 3 points down but some excellent team play say the lads finish the stronger with 3 unanswered points to finish the game level at 0-09 to 0-09. An excellent game of football between two committed teams in a great example of sportsmanship.


Zack Delmar, Cathal Doody, Jack Doyle, Liam Farrell, Eoin Kilduff, Alex Hickey, Finn Bruton, Rossa Daly, Conor Hylands, Jack Behan, Conor Sheary, Gareth Kennedy, Michael Cunningham, Jamie Smith, Joey McSweeney, Luka Kavanagh, Charlie Mulqueen, Colin Duffy and David Mulqueen.

In Division 7 of the U-14 league, Lucan fell to a strong Man O War team.

In the U-15 Championship, Lucan had a great win against St. Maurs on a scoreline of 4-20 to 3-6. This was a great squad performance and a particularly strong second half in which Lucan scored 4-12 from play.

In the Under-16 Division 1 league, Lucan fell to a very hungry and highly motivated St Patricks of Donabate on a final score of 1-9 to 3-13.

Scorers for Lucan were Oisin Ryan 0-5, Ben O'Toole 1-0, Charlie Keher 0-2, Oisin Twamley 0-1, Finan Breen 0-1

Well done to all the teams competing at the weekend.

Jun All County 2 Football C’ship


15/04/18. 12th Lock

Lucan Sarsfields 0-14 (0-5) v 1-7 (1-6) Thomas Davis


Michael Robinson

Eoghan Seery

Colm Hickey

Graham Fay

David Bellew

Shane Casey

Ciaran McHugh (0-2)

Tim Bradley (0-2)

Mark Moran

Emmet Allan (0-1)

Niall McKiernan

Peter Carroll (0-2)

Cian Torsney

John Doyle (0-5)

Gareth Hamilton



Paul Sloan(30m) (0-1)

Andy Kirwan(38m)

Eanna Torsney(43m)

John Keating(59m)

Anthony Norton

Simon Collins

Niall Cunningham


The recent dearth of matches meant we were all locked and loaded for another spin of the merry go round. The 2018 Championship certainly began with a flying start. At least, for Thomas Davis. Lucan were fielding a new look defence, and Davis took full advantage from the throw in, with the opening white flag on 23secs. They promptly repeated the dose 20secs later! Possibly unnerved by events at the back, the forwards were equally slow to find their rhythm. Davis continued in their rich vein, and slotted a well worked point. Then a hammer blow, when the defence were sliced open, and a well taken goal, left Lucan down 0-0 v 1-3 with 7mins on the clock.


Matches are won & lost on the field of play, but the sideline can have an influence. Lucan were obviously in big trouble. NMcKiernan dropped back into the pocket in front of the back line, & suddenly the supply of ball to Davis front line ceased. They never came to terms with this simple switch.


Lucan steadied the ship. A Doyle free opened the account, then Bradley, Carroll & Allan added points. A 2 point margin looked a lot better on the scoreboard at the midpoint. Davis regrouped and it was a real battle through to the half time whistle.


A 4 point deficit didn’t seem so bad considering the state of play after 7mins! Both sides had been guilty in the 1st half of some bad shooting. In the 2nd half it was almost criminal, and Lucan were the easily the most guilty. Then again Lucan did all the shooting. In the end a 4 point margin might suggest it was a clear cut victory. In fact the final 3 pts came after the 60m mark. Lucan had achieved parity by the mid point, and then Seery, who had been released from the full back line, finally edged Lucan ahead.


Davis found a bit of a kick, & leveled matters, & really should have added a goal after a lightning break, that caught Lucan short handed. Hard to know how the ball escaped the net, as it bounced around the goalmouth. Maybe the threat from Kiltipper died then, because a fisted (this was inspired decision as a lot of fellas didn’t bring kicking boots) Bradley point edged Lucan back in front with still 6+ mins to go. They were nerve wracking. Finally McHugh, Doyle & a special Doyle free closed out the game.

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