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Lucan Sarsfields Club Notes Sunday 22nd April

April 22, 2018

What a weekend for Hurling in the Club; Div 1 Féile winners, Div 6 Finalist well done to all involved with our 14s, wins also for 15A 16B 13A+B hurling. Also Senior and Junior Hurlers both recorded wins in Championship.

Solid weekend for Camogie with wins for 14A+B 16 A+B, 13A, 15A and 15B were honours even with Kilmacud Crokes.

Senior 1 Camogie got their first win of the league during the week 0-16 to 0-10 vs BSJ. Senior 7 lost out to Commericals’ first team.

Our Div 8 Ladies Football continued on their winning streak making it 3 from 3 in the league vs a strong St. Finians (N) team. On the Juvenile side great win for 15B away to Skerries, wins also for 13B and 14B, our 14A had a  strong performance and victory vs Clontarf, while our 15A 13A lost out to same opposition.

Great turn for our first ‘GAA for all training’ nearly 20 kids, continues now every Tuesday 5-5.45 for 8 weeks. Well done and thanks to our Health Club crew.

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

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. Contact Joe 086 815 4635, Jim 086 238 7585 for tickets.

Golf Society 

Golf society results from our first outing of the year in sunny Kilcock, Sat 21st Apr. Overall Winner Brian Aston (22) 40pts, 2nd Overall Jack Butler (15) 38pts, Category 1 Winner Seamus Fagan (13) 33pts bb9, Category 2 Winner Robbie Breen (18) 30pts, Category 3 Winner Mick Molloy (25) 33pts. Congratulations to all the winners. Next outing is Moyvalley Golf Club Saturday 19th May. All welcome.

Looking for Rolling Stones tickets or tickets for 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.

There was no winner of the €20,000 lotto on the 19th April, the numbers were 8, 16, 20 and 22. Next draw will be managed by Mary Flannery and is sponsored by Henley Forklift Group.For the 2nd week in a row Josephine Donohue was in the house and was first out of the hat for the Lucky Dips so again €50 went to Josephine. Other Lucky Dips Winners who receive €30 were: Tony Doherty, The Thursday Night Gang, Pauline Leonard, Brendan Glover Snr. Play Online here Or 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 Hurling Report

U8s Group 1 we’re away to Kilmacud Crokes.
Most of the games were very competitive and it was a great way for the boys to implement what they are learning in training. Conditions were sunny and dry, and the short grass helped the sliotar move quickly. There was great ball control, blocking, and striking, with real progress being seen week-on-week.
Lucan didn’t stand back and let them play, but drove at them and made a real competition of it.
Group 2 were away to Round Towers this morning. Their games saw continued improvement by the boys, and Lucan were very competitive throughout. Great battling and a positive, team-focused attitude resulted in happy players.

Adult Hurling reports
A great weekend for Lucan hurling, with both adult teams adding to the Feile success with key championship wins. The Seniors defeated Ballinteer St Johns in the sunshine at O’Toole Park on Saturday afternoon and then a quick dash back to the 12th Lock saw the Junior A’s put in a good performance to beat Clan na Gael. Match reports below. Meanwhile, the re-drawn minor leagues recommenced last weekend and Lucan Minor B’s secured a draw against Kilmacud Crokes in a thrilling game played in tough conditions. Lucan played well and deserved to win but a late controversial goal helped Crokes snatch a point. Lucan will be much more at their level in the revised league format and can look forward to many more competitive games.

Also a special mention to Bernard Crowley and our Senior hurlers who made a donation to Barretstown, and will carry their logo on new training tops

SHC Round 2: Lucan Sarsfields 0-23 Ballinteer St Johns 1-12

Lucan followed up their impressive opening round win over Crumlin with a more workmanlike performance against a battling Ballinteer St Johns. The opening exchanges were evenly contested with early scores from Ciaran Dowling keeping Lucan in touch and the sides were level at 0-4 each after 15 minutes. Lucan gradually began to get on top and built a 3 point lead by the 25th minute and lead by 4 at the break, 0-11 to 0-7. Lucan resumed their dominance at the start of the second half and had extended the lead to 6 before Ballinteer broke through for a goal in the 37th minute. Their revival was short-lived however as Lucan responded well to get the next 3 scores and they comfortably kept Ballinteer at bay from then on. A succession of long range points from Seanie McClelland were the highlights of the second half as Lucan stretched to win by 8 at the end. McClelland and Johnny McCaffrey were to the fore in a dominant half back line, in front of Barry Aird who was very solid at full back. Ciaran Dowling was the pick of the forwards on the day, scoring freely from play and very accurate from placed balls. Our Dublin cohort revert to inter-county duty now for the Leinster and All-Ireland campaign, while the league will be the main focus at club level over the coming months as Lucan look to sustain the momentum built up in recent weeks. The Championship resumes in September with Lucan facing Setanta in the final group game, where a win will secure top place in the group and progression to the quarter finals.

Lucan Team/Scorers: K Roche, J Bellew, B Aird, P Smith, J McCaffrey (0-1), C Crummey, S McClelland (0-4), R Smith, M McCaffrey (0-1), P Crummey (0-2), A Roche (0-1), C Dowling (0-11, 0-7f, 0-1 ’65), B Coffey (0-2), P Kelly (0-1), M May. Subs introduced: K Fitzgerald, R Ward, R Stapleton.

JAHC Round 2: Lucan Sarsfields 3-15 Clan na Gael 1-13.

Lucan Junior A’s put in a decent performance and recorded a much needed win to get their championship campaign on track. Lucan played the better hurling early on but couldn’t reflect their superiority on the scoreboard and found themselves behind 1-6 to 0-7 when Clan na Gael got the opening goal after 25 minutes. Lucan responded with a good goal from Evan Lombard who cut through the opposing the defence and finished well to help Lucan to a 1 point lead at the break. The second half opened in the same vein and the game was still very much in the balance with the sides level at 1-8 each after 40 minutes. However, Lucan then began to exert superiority and another incisive run from Lombard set up Paddy Ward for a second Lucan goal. Ward got his second and Lucan’s third goal in the 50th minute. Some brave goalkeeping from Cillian Murray helped to keep Clan Na Gael at bay as Lucan held the advantage and late points from substitutes Rob Twomey and Gary Coleman ensured an 8 point margin at the end. This was a success build on a very solid defensive foundation with Rob Lambert and Joey Byrne to the fore. Tommy Sommers, Evan Lombard and half-time substitute Paddy Ward were most prominent in attack.

Lucan Team/Scorers: C Murray, E Seery, R Lambert, D Reynolds, A Lee, J Byrne, E Reynolds, T Clandillon, I Crowley (0-1), T Somers (0-8, 0-5 free, 0-1 ’65), E Lombard (1-0), C Keenan (0-2), E O'Conghaile, K Brennan, C O'Maolmhána (0-1). Subs introduced: P Ward (2-1), R Twomey (0-1), G Coleman (0-1), A Sheehan, O O'Brien.

Juvenile Football Report
The action was confined to the CCC2 groups this week with two U-16 games on Tuesday last.

In the U-16 Division 4, Lucan overcame Clanna Gael Fontenoy. The fourth match for this team in the league against Clanna Gael was certainly a game of two halves with the wind a huge factor.

Clanna Gael were off the mark very quick and some good use of the ball spreading it wide got them

into an early lead which they held to half time. Lucan were quite slow to get started and the lead

would have been far greater had it not been for 2 fantastic saves form the Lucan goalkeeper Oscar Nolan.

Lucan started the second half 0-10 to 0-3 down and moved the ball far quicker in the second half. They quickly closed the gap and with a scramble in the square leading to a goal by Adam Conheady, the tide had turned. Some great long range shooting with the wind and a second goal from Dean Walsh killed off the game. Lucan ran out eventual winners 2-12 to 0-10, keeping Clanna Gael to no score in the second half.

This was Lucan’s first clean sheet of this season which is a result of an excellent performance and

tenacious tackling from back lines. Lucan now face Round Towers Lusk on Thursday next which will be a very competitive match.

Team: Oscar Nolan, Pearse Farrell, Oisin Howe, Adam Smith, Cormac Porter, Ronan Carbury, Rory

Mulhern, Simon Morgan, Charlie Caseley, Harry Day, Dean Walsh, Jake Mooney, Adam Conheady,

Colm Kennelly, Jack McCarthy, Sean Balfe, Jack O’Donnell and Stephen Ramsey.

In the U-16 Division 1 football league, Lucan had a great home win on Tuesday night against Fingallians on AGP1. For the first time this season Lucan had a full squad available to select from. Lucan finished the 1st half 2 points ahead but it had been a very evenly matched encounter so far. Lucan however put in a dominant 2nd half taking complete control of the game. They kept Fingallians to only 2 scores and scored 2-8 themselves. They finished strong winners at 4-10 to 1-7

Lucan Team: Aidan O'Neill, Alec Birnie, Ben O'Toole, Brendan Ruddy, Charlie Keher, Cian Duffy, Colm Walsh, Declan Lawlor, Derek Cahill, Eoin Power, Evin Dowling, Finan Breen, Jake Rooney, Mark Gormley, Oisin Ryan, Oisin Twamley, Paul Tuite, Sean Casey, Tiernan Mullen

Lucan Scorers: Oisin Ryan 2-5; Jake Rooney 1-1; Derek Cahill 1-0; Charlie Keher 0-2; Colm Walsh 0-1; Sean Casey 0-1

On another note, congratulations to both U-14 hurling squads who made their respective Feile finals at the weekend. A brilliant achievement for both squads and mentors and special mention to the A squad who won the Division 1 title against Kilmacud Crokes.

Well done to all the teams competing at the weekend.

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