lucan sarsfields gaa club
Lucan Sarsfields Club Notes Monday 14th May
May 14, 2018
Hard luck to the 15 footballers who lost their Championship semi-final last week. A clean sweep for the adult football section 4 wins in the league last week. Great also to see our U11s out in support of our Snr footballers midweek as well. Well done to Fergal Gavin and the rest in the football section who made it happen.
Good wins for 13A+B, 16B hurling. Two good wins for 16A Camogie, also Snr 3 and Snr 6 and 15A all good wins in Camogie. Solid wins for the 16A and 15B on the Ladies football side.
Commiserations to Chris Crummey and his Dublin teammates on the Championship loss to Kilkenny, however a well done on picking up the first RTÉ Man of the Match award of the hurling season.
Leopardstown Leaps / Lucan Sarsfields Race Day was a great success again and thanks to all who organised a great event, particularly Joe Lavin, Jim Mulqueen and Dara Keher.
Lucan Sarsfields Golf Society – Annual Classic A date for your diary. The Annual Golf Classic will take place in Lucan Golf Club on Friday 15th June. This is a key fundraiser for the club each year and your continued support is greatly appreciated. The format will be a team of 4 and to request a place on the timesheet please contact Seamus Fagan at 086 8168984.
25 Card Drive
The final game of the Club’s 25 Card Drive for the 2017/2018 season took place last Friday night 11th May 2018 with an accumulator of €500 on offer. Congratulations to overall winner Tony Rigney with a total of 64 games. Gerry O’Grady finished 2nd on a total of 59 games. Congratulations to John Walsh who won a hamper and to the other raffle prize winners. Many thanks to all 29 players who competed over the season for their support of this Club event – we would love to see more players joining when play resumes on 12th October 2018. Contact Bill Ryan 086-8500376 for information.
There was no winner of the €20,000 lotto last week, the numbers were 7, 9, 11 and 12. Next draw will be managed by Josephine Donohue 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.
‘GAA for All’ continues Tuesday at 5pm in the club.
‘Cúpla Focal’ club takes a break for the summer.
Bingo is on Wednesdays 8:30pm.
Club Shop is scheduled to open Thursdays 7:30-8:30 and Saturday’s 10:30am – 1:00pm.
Lucan District Credit Union Academy is on Saturdays, 9:30am for Girls; 10am for boys (5+).
Juvenile Football Report
The focus this week was mainly for the CCC1 teams with the U-15 teams also in championship action earlier in the week.
The U-11 footballers had a very busy week. On Wednesday night, they gathered for the Senior Football league match versus St. Judes at the club. The evening started with the boys warming up with some of the senior players and taking a photograph with the team. The boys then formed a guard of honour as the teams took to the pitch. They then watched the first half of the match and made their presence felt with a lot of vocal support for the team. At half time, three mini games were played on the senior pitch where the boys displayed their skills. All in all a very positive experience for the boys to be able to meet the senior players and also play on the senior pitch at half time. A big thanks to the senior management and players for accommodating the juvenile players for the match and congratulations on a great performance in the game itself.
On Saturday then, the All County U-11 football blitz took place. The 3 team group played matches against Erins Isle whilst the 2 team group were playing in Beann Eadair. Some great football was played in all the games.
In one of the games played in Erins Isle, Robert Melvin made some great saves. The defence was well marshalled by Cian Waterhouse and Conor Long while the midfield was powered by Oscar Brennan who was ably assisted by the captain for the day, Eoghan Clarke. Up front, Darragh Colfer and Callum Mitchell took some great scores. Overall this team performed excellently in the games with some great tackling, team work and scoring in evidence by the fact that they scored a total of 13-05 over the two games. A big thanks to the host clubs for organising the blitz and providing the much appreciated goodie bags at the end of the match.
The U-8 footballers were in action with a home game versus St. Judes and an away fixture versus Kilmacud Crokes.
Group 1 was away to Kilmacud Crokes in Glenalbyn on Saturday morning in glorious weather. Lucan showed some battling spirit against strong Crokes teams with points from Léon Brennan and birthday boy Tomás McSweeney, among others. The boys demonstrated the skills they are practicing in training such as blocking, tackling properly, and catching, and were delighted to use them in games.
The under 8 group 2 boys hosted St Judes this Saturday, in lovely sunny conditions.
The improvements in the last few games continued and there was some great passing and score taking by all 3 Lucan teams.
For team 1 Samual Wright put in a great performance, while some great defensive work by Donal Butches prevented some certain scores, with one great block in particular and Quin Damer showed up very well all through the games. For team 2 Alex McMahon was a constant threat to St Judes, Alex Morley played really well , especially in defence and Bobby O’Byrne also had a great game. For team 3 Oisin Brady used his speed to great effect, linking up well with his team mates and he was really well supported by Rory O’Connor and Tommy Coughlan.
The U-9 footballers were away to Round Towers Clondalkin and at home to Geraldine P. Moran.
On what was a perfect morning for football, Lucan Sarsfields Boys U9 teams were to play against Geraldine P Moran’s at 12th Lock. With 30 boys raring to go the only pity was that Moran’s did not have the numbers to match. But across all the teams Sarsfields showed their sportsmanship in volunteering themselves to the opposition to even up the teams.
Team Mick C – Jack Henry, Zach McBride, Eoin Darcy, Derry Ware, Conor Gilmore, Joseph Cosgrove, Conor Jordan, Niall Brady, Rory O’Connell, Jack Taffe.
Right from the throw in Lucan’s boys showed they were in fine form with Derry Ware rising highest to take the throw in, some quick movement and passing lead straight to a fine point from Rory O’Connell. Lucan never let up in the first half and continued to show all the skills they practice in training weekly, some fine passing moves, high catching and score taking were on display in what was a very on sided first half. Niall, Jack Henry and Eoin were having a very quiet time at the back as Jack, Conor, Rory, Derry and Joseph showed some fine team play and passing to score some very fine points. Zach unfortunately had a tough first half helping the opposition but did his best to keep his team mates at bay.
The second half continued in the same fashion, but Derry and Joseph helped Morans to get a couple of late scores. Again Jack Taffe and Conor G showed some great skills and reading of the game and kept any Morans attacks at bay while in defence. Some great scores again from Niall, Eoin, Rory, Conor and Jack H.
A special mention to Joseph, Conor G, Derry and Zach who volunteered to help Morans and even up the numbers and played with great heart against their own team mates.
Our U-10 footballers had away fixture versus Fingallians and a home fixture versus O Dwyers.
The Under 10 Green Squad played O'Dwyers in AGP on a lovely sunny morning. We had a great turn out considering many schools were still on midterm. The boys hadn't played O'Dwyers previously as this is our first year playing all county. The Lucan boys were stronger in all three matches. There were some nice scores and nice play. In the moves and support play you could see that all the work that Eli and the mentors are doing is paying off. As O'Dwyers were short on numbers, some of our guys had to play for them, which they did without complaining. Dru, Thomas and Henry stood out today and won the Man of the Match awards. They were presented with our new Man of the match trophies. It was a really good morning of football and all the boys enjoyed themselves and conducted themselves really well.
The official U-12 leagues also got underway this weekend after the gradings league completed recently.
In Division 2 of the league, Lucan lost out to Ballinteer St. Johns on a score line of 2-07 to 2-05 in a very tight game.
On Saturday in Division 5 of the league, Lucan had a great win against St. Vincents on a score line of 3-07 to 2-08.
In Division 9 of the league, Lucan played Cuala in Shanganagh Park. The final score was 4-03 to 2.05
The teamed played valiantly and deserved to win. It was just a couple of wrong decisions to front of goal that made the difference. A penalty was awarded against Lucan in the second half and the Lucan goal keeper was unlucky as he got a hand to it but was unable to keep it out. E Walsh and H Geoghegan had man of the match performances in midfield.
The team was M Brennan (GK) D Harrington, S Wright, S Walsh, Medi, E Walsh, H Geoghegan, F Haran (1-01), C Hartigan,S Tormey (0-01), S O'Carroll, R Egan (1-03).
On Thursday evening in the U-15 B championship semi final, Lucan lost out to St. Brigids on a score line of 2-13 to 0-14. The scorers were Adam Whyte 0-10, Sam Noctor 0-3,Jack O'Donnell 0-1.
On the same evening, Lucan lost out to Trinity Gaels on a score line of 2-14 to 4-04 in the U-15 Football C Shield. Lucan Sarsfields where up against it on the night as Trinity Gaels play league above them, from the start they were pushing hard on Lucan to show dominance in the game. Lucan fought back in the first half going in seven points down. In the second half, Lucan settled down and depended as best they could and move and took some good scores in second half. Unfortunately time ran out and Lucan four points in arrears. Well done to all the lads they never gave up.
Well done to all the teams who competed at the weekend.