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Lucan Sarsfields Club Notes Sunday 29th April
April 29, 2018
Lucan Sarsfields Club Notes
Camogie Féile this weekend; both of Lucan’s team were in Division 1. It was a tough ask for the B team, the A team lost out in the Semi-final; a gallant effort from all and well done to the teams and management who represented the club so well throughout Saturday.
Senior footballers drew on Friday night vs Skerries so out of their hands for a quarter final spot. Inters had another tough day vs Vins in the IFC; but league the main priority for this team. The two Jnr teams finished out the weekend with 2 good Championship wins and secured passage out of their groups. 15 footballers won and now are through to the ‘B’ Championship semi-final.
Senior Camogie followed up last week’s win with another good win away to Ballyboden on Tuesday night last.
A massive congratulations to Laura Quinn who was part of the Dublin Minor team who won the Leinster Championship, well done a super achievement.
Molly O’Toole Memorial Secondary Schools Tournament
Well done to Lucan Community College who won the Molly O’Toole Memorial Tournament; also well done to Coláiste Cois Life who took home the inaugural Molly O’Toole Memorial Shield. Thanks to all volunteers who made it happen and to the schools, a great success.
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.
There was no winner of the €20,000 lotto on the 26th April, the numbers were 10, 13, 18 and 23. Next draw will be managed by Diarmuid Dawson and is sponsored by Newcastle Golf Range. Tickets can be purchased online, at the club, in Carey’s Newsagents, in Vesey Arms or Kenny’s Bar
‘GAA for All’ continues Tuesday at 5pm in the club.
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’ has now ceased for the summer.
Bingo is on Wednesdays 8:30pm
Lucan District Credit Union Academy is on Saturdays, 9:30am for Girls and 10am for boys (5+)
3rd, 4th and 5th Class Disco is on Friday 4th May in aid of Special Olympics; 7:30 -9:30pm
Juvenile Football Report
There was action across all of the juvenile teams this week.
On Tuesday last, Lucan took on Naomh Barrog in the U-13 Division 10 League.
The game was as a story of poacher turned gamekeeper and gamekeeper turned poacher with regular full forward Sean Kearney starting in goal due to injury and regular net minder Ryan Donnelly moving to full forward. Both had super games with Sean showing a steady head, denying the opponents with a serious of saves. At the other end Ryan showed his goal scoring skills, hitting the net four times.
The first half finished even at 2-2 each with both teams having swapped the lead at various stages. Lucan were facing into a strong breeze in the second half and the backs had it all to do to prevent Naomh Barrog building up a significant lead. Lucan took the lead with two minutes to go and looked like they had done enough. Naomh Barrog got a goal in the last second of the game to deny our boys the win with the game ending all even at the final whistle.
Sean Kearney, Liam Fitzpatrick Cian O’Driscoll, Kevin Keane, Sean McGowan, James Kearney, Oran Fitton, Jaspar Nolan, Sean Teehan, Conor Smullen, Ryan Donnelly, Daniel Byrne and Cian Nohilly.
Final Score: 4-5 to 3-8.
Scorers were Ryan Donnelly 4-2, Oran Fitton 0-1, Sean Teehan 0-1, Conor Smullen 0-1.
On the same night, Lucan fell to a very strong Kilmacud Crokes team in the U-13 Division 1 league whilst in Division 5, Lucan lost out to Naomh OP-ER.
Also on Tuesday night, Lucan fell in the U-15 C Championship to Craobh Chiarain.
The next action took place on Thursday night where the U-14A took on St. Sylvesters in Division 1 League. Despite losing on their last 2 visits to Bridgefield the U14A footballers approached the game in a very professional manner. The lads knew that each opportunity to score would count and that proved to be the case. Starting nervously , Lucan fell behind to a couple of scores but once settled they played some exquisite possession football and despite hitting the post 4 times in the first half took a 0-05 to 0-02 lead at half time. In the second half, Lucan had to endure relentless pressure from the home team and a goal brought them back into it. This Lucan team have grown over the last two years and dug deep to tag on some great team scores to run out the winners by a score line of 0-12 to 1-06. A great team performance, dogged and determined.
Panel: Cathal Doody, Jack Doyle, Eoin Kilduff, Alex Hickey, Conor Hylands, Zach Delmar, Jamie Smith, Rossa Daly, Jack Behan, Conor Sheary, Rian Fortune, Luca Kavanagh, Charlie Mulqueen, Colin Duffy, Gareth Kennedy, Joey McSweeney, Davy Mulqueen, Michael Cunningham, Liam Farrell, Joey Dunne
On the same night Lucan fell to a very strong Ballyboden team in the U-14 Division 7 league and in the U-16 Division 4 league, Lucan lost out to Round Towers Lusk.
On Saturday, the action reverted back to the U-13 league. In Division 1, Lucan lost out to Thomas Davis. In Division 5, Lucan fell to Beann Eadair and in Division 10, Lucan had a great win against Whitehall Colmcille.
Also on Saturday there was action in the U-12 football grading leagues. Lucan lost out very narrowly to St. Sylvesters by 5-05 to 4-05 in the A blitz Group 1. In the C Blitz Group 4, Lucan lost out to the same opposition by 3-09 to 1-04 while in the E Blitz Group 1, Lucan put in a spirited performance before eventually falling to St. Brigids.
Also on Saturday, Lucan's U16As finished 1 point winners over Cuala in a tense affair in AGP3. At half time they were one point up but Cuala came back in the second half to go ahead. Lucan kept their heads and played themselves back into the game and finally pulled ahead to finish 1-15 to 2-11 winners.
Scorers for Lucan were Oisin Twamley 1-2, Oisin Ryan 0-4, Colm Walsh 0-4, Mark Gormley 0-3, Paul Tuite 0-1, Finan Breen 0-1
Adam Conheady,Aidan O'Neill,Alec Birnie,Ben O'Toole,Charlie Keher,Cian Duffy,Ciaran O'Brien,Colm Walsh,Declan Lawlor,Derek Cahill,Eoin Power,Finan Breen,Mark Gormley, Oisin Ryan,Oisin Twamley,Paul Tuite, Sean Casey
On Sunday then, the focus was on the U-15 B championship where Lucan had a great win against Thomas Davis in Kiltipper. The final score was 2-15 to 0-7. After a slow start, Lucan had a great second half. The team scored 2-13 from play with 6 different scorers.
There was also some other CCC1 Go Games on Saturday.
In the U-8 Go Games, Group 1 Lucan boys had a home fixture against a strong Ballinteer St Johns group on the juvenile pitch on Saturday. Ideal conditions and great team-play saw the boys battle hard, and make progress using what they learned in training. A special mention for Luke Flynn, who sportingly volunteered to help Ballinteer when they lost a man to hay fever in the 2nd game. This evened the numbers, but Lucan had the advantage with some strong attacking play, occasionally using the weak foot. All the boys played well, and there was some great man-marking in game 2 by Liam Hamill.
The under 8 group 2 boys travelled to play St Annes in football on Saturday morning. All 3 teams put in very good performances. We have worked hard in training on our kicking, passing and competing for the ball in the past few weeks and you can see the boys improving in all these skills. It was also great to see all the boys getting involved in the games and all players on each team making a contribution.
For team 1 Johnny Donovan, Conor Colohan and Ellis Powell all did very well, getting some good scores and linking up well with the other players. For team 2 Jack Biggs and DaireSheehan had some great runs and scores, with special mention to Cian McGowan who had his best match yet. For team 3 Daniel Carroll, Peter Hickey and Darragh Kelly put in strong performances and Matthew Doherty made a great save that Stephen Cluxton would have been proud of !
Overall a great mornings football, thanks to St Annes for making us very welcome.
In the U-11 All County Go Games, Lucan U-11 played five matches at home in AGP1 this Saturday. 3 very competitive games were played against St. Judes with great skills and scoring on show whilst 2 further games were played against St. Marys Saggart.
One of the U-11 teams versus St. Marys was led by Adam Norman who led by example from defence. The theme of the day was hard work and all of the boys displayed this in buckets. There was some great defending by Olan Sullivan while in mid field, Callum Reilly and Owen Devlin won some great ball. The scores were spread throughout the team with Darragh Walsh, Ben Fitzgerald and Darragh Lester taking some great points. Well done to all the boys on this team on a great performance.
Team: Olan Sullivan, Adam Norman Capt., Darragh Walsh, Jack Miller, Callum Reilly, Owen Devlin, Luke Keogh, Ben Fitzgerald, Darragh Lester, Ciaran Maloney.
Scorers: Olan Sullivan 1-02, Darragh Walsh 1-01, Callum Reilly 0-01, Owen Devlin 0-01, Ben Fitzgerald 2-02, Darragh Lester 1-02.
On another note, we wish a speedy recovery to Alexander Bollard, Cian O’Gara, Michael Casey and Cian Gavin from the U-11 boys team who were all injured this week.
Well done to all the teams competing at the weekend.
Adult Hurling Report
Both Minor teams were in league action this weekend, with contrasting fortunes - see details below. There are key games in the coming week for the three adult teams. The Junior A’s resume in Championship on Wednesday night at home to St Finans (Swords), throwing in at 7pm at 12th Lock. On Thursday, the Junior B’s travel to local rivals Round Towers for Championship clash also with a 7pm start. On Friday night, the seniors host Ballyboden at the Lock for a League Div 1 encounter at 7.45pm, and then on Sunday (6th) both Junior Teams are in league action with Junior A’s travelling to Skerries (11am), and Junior B’s home to Whitehall at 3pm. All support appreciated!
MHL 2: Lucan Sarsfields 0-14 Thomas Davis 2-6.
Lucan Minor A hurlers finally got a league match played following a re-fixing of the minor hurling leagues by the County Board and subsequent appeals by some clubs. Lucan travelled to Kiltipper and secured a win against a game Thomas Davis side. Lucan started reasonably well with Gavin Millea and Cian McHugh converting two frees before Thomas Davis got one back and then poked in their first goal. Cian McHugh kept the scoreboard ticking over before Tomas Davis struck for a second goal to put them three points ahead. Lucan continued to do well on winning puckouts but did not get back on level terms until 20 mins following two points from Andy Carroll. Millea and McHugh converted another free each before half time to leave Lucan two up at the break. Thomas Davis had the better of the third quarter and playing with a slight breeze they fought back to level but crucially hit some poor wides during this phase which prevented them from going ahead. Lucan also hit a number of frees wide during this phase and dropped the intensity a little as the game became more scrappy. A few yellow cards were shown by the referee and both sides had a player sent off in separate incidents. Lucan rallied again in the closing stages and important scores from Andy Carroll, Oisin O'Brien and Cillian Hogan were enough to see them home by three points. Best for Lucan were Gavin Millea at centre-back and Colm Behan who led the forward line and won a lot of frees that were converted.
Lucan Team/Scorers: L Finnerty, D Kavanagh, E O'Connor, P Kane, D Reid, G Millea (0-2f), E Higgins, A McNulty, E Connolly, Cian McHugh (0-6, 0-4f), C Behan, O O'Brien (0-1), A Lynch, A Carroll (0-3), B Mullins, C Hogan (0-2), D Kelly.
MHL 4: Western Gaels 7-11 Lucan Sarsfields 4-7
Lucan’s second Minor team hosted Western Gales in AGP and came out the wrong side of a high scoring affair. Lucan played well below par in the first half but were much improved in the second half with the backs marking tighter and the forwards being more clinical in taking their scores.