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Lucan Sarsfields Club Notes Sunday 20th May

May 20, 2018

It was the turn of the rescheduled Féile this week to show piece all that is good within the club, the girls played with great spirit and were unlucky to draw one and lose their first game to Skerries, eventual winners, by only a point. In the last game TSS were too strong but the girls played with huge commitment. They play St Slyvesters in a winner takes all game for the league title on Friday night at home. Thanks to James Scott who acted as co-ordinator and to all the volunteers and helpers.

The Junior Ladies commence their Championship this week, on Wednesday at 7:30pm in  Killinarden Park vs Croi Ro Naofa, HUGE SUPPORT needed as this team try and push on and go one better than last year.

Hard luck to the Senior Footballers who lost to OPER, they go again on Wednesday night vs St Brigids @ 7:30 in Russell Park. A comprehensive win for our Inter Footballers on Friday night vs Erins Isle, they remain unbeaten in the league but the games are coming thick and fast now and they are in action again on Tuesday night away to Round Towers Clondalkin @ 7:30pm.  Jnr A footballers had a very tough 1 point win on Sunday morning  and are in action again on Tuesday night vs Civil Service in Islandbridge. Jnr B footballers went down to a very strong Cuala outfit, onward and upwards as this team is at home, Adamstown on Thursday vs Naomh Barrog @ 7.30. Mixed week for the Minor footballers who beat Thomas Davis on Wednesday but lost to BSJ at the weekend.

A good result for the Snr 3 Camogie team during the week, beating Ballyboden.  Snr 7S had a mixed week good win on Tuesday but went down to a strong St Pats team at the weekend.

Senior Hurlers drew on Wednesday night last in the league vs Crumlin, the day before the Jnr hurlers had got their first league win vs Clanna Gael. Full reports below.

Hard Luck to Chris Crummey and Johnny McCaffrey who were on duty with Dublin Hurlers. Well done to Colm Walsh and Evan Dowling who are with Dublin Minor hurlers who got their first win on the LMHC round robin. Well done to Millie Reid and Lauren Dawson who represented Lucan as Dublin U15 Camogie won the Meath blitz. Well done to Ali Twomey who lined out for Leinster in the  inter-provincial tournament in Naomh Mearnóg on Sunday

The Healthy Club initiative will run a ladies night in the club on Friday 25th May. All money goes to a breast cancer charity. We are looking for raffle/spot prizes and obviously all the women to come along. Tickets can be got from Ciara Dardis, Colette, Jo Mahon, Niamh Colfer or Jenny Costello. It's a great cause and should be a great night, so please promote to all your team parents and spread the word.

We are delighted to announce an exciting new Partnership with CRL Recruitment, we have signed a deal for an initial three year period and it includes branding signage and website / social media presence for CRL Recruitment plus CRL will host a number of clinics at the Clubhouse.

There was no winner of the €20,000 lotto on the 17th May, the numbers were 4, 11, 13 and 17. Next draw will be managed by Séamus Clandillon and is sponsored by John Ryan, Accountant. Lucky Dips Winners: Damian Flynn, Niamh O'Brien, Padraig Harty, Antiona, Bridie Burke. Play Online or tickets can be purchased online, at the Club, in Carey’s Newsagents, in Vesey Arms or Kenny’s Bar. 

Golf Society
Results from Moyvalley Outing; Overall Winner Robbie Breen (17) 40pts BB9, 2nd Overall Seamus Fagan (13) 40pts, Winner Category 1 Mick O'Hara (17) 36pts, Winner Category 2 Mick Malone (23) 36pts, Winner Category 3 Mark Carton (28) 35pts. Congratulations to all the winners. Next up is the Annual Classic on Friday 22nd June in Lucan Golf Club. To book a tee time contact Seamus Fagan at 086 8168984. All support very welcome.

Summer Camp Registration now open and details here. Limited numbers so registering early is recommended.

 Pop Up Shop – Brian Walsh hurley maker will host a clinic on the 16h June in Lucan Sarsfields

‘GAA for All’ continues Tuesday at 5pm on the Astro.

Club Shop is scheduled to open Thursdays 7:30pm-8:30 and Saturday’s 10:30am – 1:00pm.

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 focus this week was in the CCC2 competitions.

However, the U-8 footballers also had a big event on Saturday evening when 27 of them attended the Senior Football League match v Oliver Plunketts ER. They got to form a guard of honour for the senior team as they took the field and also played a mini blitz at half time. Both the boys and parents who attended the event had a very good experience.

The Lucan U-10 football community games team progressed to the semi-finals of the competition with a great win against Ranelagh last Monday evening. The game got off to a slow start with the teams a point apiece after 10 minutes. Lucan finished the half leading by 0-03 to 0-01.  However Lucan got off to a blistering start in the second half scoring  2-03 without reply.   Ranelagh fought back with two goals but a third goal for the Lucan saw them through on a score line of 3-6 to 2-1.

They now meet St Judes away in the semi- final on Monday 21st pitch 7 in Tymon park.  Throw in is 7.30pm.

U.10 Squad - Derry Ware 1-01, Ray Whelan, Mark Greenwood, Darragh Somers, Henry Greene, Eoghan Dillon, Sean McCarthy, Ciaran O' Sullivan, Patrick Shortiss, Odhran Gallagher, Conal Duffy1-01, Davis Quinn 1-00, Brian Whelan 0-01, Ciaran Walker, Patrick Walker 0-01, James 0' Neill 0-02

Best of luck Monday lads.

In the U-13 Division 1 league, Lucan had a great win against Ballyboden St. Endas on a score line of

7-07 to 7-06.

In the U-13 Division 5 league, Lucan returned to winning ways with a comprehensive 8-12 to 3-3 victory over Scoil Ui Chonaill in AGP.

Playing in to a stiff breeze in the first half, Lucan played some very clever short passing football to move the ball up the field with Darragh Meehan and Dillon Ryan running tirelessly to link the play. The defence was well marshalled by Calum Conway and Sean Corry when Scoil attacked and Kevin Hegarty finished off some great team play to get 2 goals which helped Lucan to lead 2-3 to 1-1 at half time.

Scoil Ui Chonaill started the second half strongly and got 2 quick goals but Lucan steadied themselves and a goal by Oran Smith put them on the path to victory. Oran ended up top scorer with 3-3 followed closely by Kevin Hegarty with 2-3. Overall a very encouraging performance and result after recent games did not Lucan’s way.

Team: Lee Murphy, Josh Murphy, Sean Corry, Darragh Kenna, Kevin Gormley, Calum Conway, Ryan Dunne, Darragh Meehan (0-1), Dillon Ryan (1-1), Niall Melvin, Kevin Hegarty (2-3), Oran Smith (3-3), Cillian Gormley (1-1), Aidan Barry (1-0), Luke McGovern   (0-3), Ross Murray.

In the U-13 Football League Division 10, Lucan had a great win against Beann Eadair on a score line of 7-08 to 0-06.

The U16 A team had an amazing 13 man win over St Sylvesters on Saturday. Lucan started with 15 players with no subs available. Alec Birnie came off injured after 4 minutes leaving Lucan down to 14 players. Lucan dealt well with this loss and kept themselves in the game. Sean Casey then came off with a head injury at 23 minutes, Lucan now down to 13 players. They hung in there until half time, coming in just 2 points down, 0-5 to 1-4.

Lucan regrouped and reorganised at half time and although all realised the tough task ahead, spirits were high. They upped the work effort in the second half, everyone pushing themselves to their limits, playing mostly with no one in the forward line. It was close all the way, Lucan drew level and then went 1 point ahead, St. Sylvesters were awarded a penalty which they duly converted to go 2 points up with 12 minutes remaining. From the next Lucan attack Brendan Ruddy scored what would be the winning goal to put Lucan 1 point up. Lucan held on with most of the possession in the dying minutes but it wasn't plain sailing. Sylvesters were awarded a 45 after a strong attack on the Lucan goal. The ball was floated into the square, tension on the sideline, Lucan cleared, kept possession, worked the ball up into a scoring position but kicked a wide. St. Sylvesters took the kick out and the final whistle sounded. A 1 point win for a valiant 13 Lucan players.

Final score Lucan Sarsfields 2-7 : St Sylvesters 2-6.

Lucan Scorers: Oisin Twamley 0-4, Ben O'Toole 1-0, Brendan Ruddy 1-0, Oisin Ryan 0-2, Finan Breen 0-1

Lucan Team: Aidan O'Neill,Alec Birnie,Ben O'Toole,Brendan Ruddy,Cian Duffy,Derek Cahill,Eoin Power,Finan Breen,Mark Gormley,Oisin Ryan,Oisin Twamley,Paul Tuite,Sean Casey,Ciaran O'Brien,Rian Carey.

In the U-16 Division 4 league, Lucan faced Castleknock this weekend at home and the wind played it’s part yet again.

First of all, a big welcome back to Fintan Ward who returned from a serious injury after 3 months out of action and played about 30 minutes, coming through with flying colours.

Playing into a strong wind into the first half, Lucan were on the back foot from early on. Lucan scored first but it was to be their only point of the first half with Castleknock racking up 3-5 in the first half. However, had 2 late goal chances in the first half being converted by Lucan, the second half could have been very different.

Lucan pushed up on the Castleknock goal kicks in the second half and quickly scored 4 points without reply. Tired legs then started to have an effect from chasing the first half and by pushing forward to try and chase the game, it  left Lucan a bit exposed in the latter part of the game and Lucan were punished for this with quick breaks and a few easy goals.

Lucan fought hard to the end and to their credit and they came away with a very positive attitude and desire to get back training and fix the issues that leaked the second half scores.

Whilst the final score was 2-11 to 6-12, it certainly was not reflective of the tight game. Yet another good showing in Division 4 shows that this team are well capable of competing at this level.

With 2 matches remaining in the league – Kilmacud Crokes and run away league toppers – Templeogue Synge Street, Lucan can lay the groundwork for a good run in the Championship starting in August.

Well done to all the teams who competed at the weekend.

Adult Hurling Report

Our Senior and Junior A teams were in league action during the week and both got their opening points in their respective leagues, the Junior As defeating Clan Na Gael Fontenoy, and the Seniors get a draw against Crumlin. Meanwhile the Minor A’s also drew with St Brigids in the league. Match reports below.

AHL 1: Lucan Sarsfields 2-19 Crumlin 0-25.

After two opening defeats, Lucan travelled to Crumlin in search of badly needed league points but came away with just one in the end, after a dramatic conclusion to this game. With 10 minutes to go Lucan would gladly have taken the draw as they were 5 behind and Crumlin looked set for victory. However, following a strong comeback, Lucan lead by 2 as the clocked ticked towards injury time, only for Crumlin to get the final scores to snatch a draw at the end.

Lucan had started brightly with an early goal from Ciaran Dowling. However, Crumlin soon exerted dominance and took the lead inside 10 minutes with a series of points. Lucan finished the half strongly and the sides were level at the break 1-9 to 0-12. Crumlin regained control early in the second half and looked set for victory, but Lucan stayed patient and a goal from Paul Crummey and some good points from Dowling, Sean McClelland, Matt McCaffrey, and Kevin O’Reilly had Lucan ahead, only for Crumlin to come back to snatch a share of the points. A draw was a fair result in an evenly contested game, though Lucan will rue some missed chances that could have secured the win.

Lucan Team/Scorers: K Roche, R Ward, B Aird, P Smith, R Stapleton, J Bellew, M May, R Smith (0-1), M McCaffrey (0-1), K Fitzgerald (0-1), A Roche, C Dowling (1-10, 0-8f), K O’Reilly (0-2), P Kelly, P Crummey (1-3). Subs introduced: S McClelland (0-1), E O’Conghaile, T Somers.

AHL 5: Lucan Sarsfields 2-14 Clan Na Gael Fontenoy 0-14.

Clan na Gael began brightly and led 0.2 before Lucan's first score by Garry Coleman in the tenth minute. Then between the 17th and 20th minutes, Lucan scored 1.3 with a goal from Ciarán Keane, a point from Killian Boylan, and two pointed frees from Garry Coleman. Fontenoys chipped in another point before Lucan hit another four minute purple patch, scoring 0.3 from Rob Lambert, Ciarán Keane and a pointed free from Garry Coleman. Fontenoy struck two late pointed frees to leave Lucan ahead 1.8 to 0.5 at the break. At the start of the second half, Lucan tagged on two more points from Garry Coleman (free), and Ciarán Keane followed by an opportunist goal by Keith Brennan. Fontenoys came back into the game strongly as Lucan gave away silly frees to concede five points, before Paddy Ward pointed for Lucan. Lucan held on to a shaky three point lead as Clan na Gael seized their chances to score three points without reply. However, Lucan finished strongly, scoring 0.3 in the last three minutes from Killian Boylan, Keith Brennan and Gary Coleman (free). Good performances from Fintan Clandillon in goal, Brendan Mc Garry at full back, Joey Byrne at centre back and Ciarán Keane, Paddy Ward, Cillian Boylan and Keith Brennan in the forwards. The panel of only sixteen players played very well to earn Lucan’s first points in the League this season.

MHL2: Lucan Sarsfields 1-12 St Brigids 2-9. 

Lucan Minor A hurlers played away against St Brigids in their second league match without a few key players through injury and suspension. Brigids got the first two scores before Lucan hit back and took an early grip on the game. After 20 minutes, Lucan had scored 1-6 without reply including Ben Mullins getting two points and Andy Carroll scoring 1-1. However, a lapse in concentration for a five minute spell saw Brigids draw level when they converted an unanswered 1-4. Ben Mullins continued his good start and nudged Lucan back in front and Ciaran Keane got the final two scores to leave Lucan two up at the break. Playing with the hill in the second half, Lucan piled on a lot of pressure but focused on getting goals from the outset and didn't convert straightforward scoring chances. After this 15 minute spell, all Lucan added was a further three points, one from play for Ben Mullins and two frees from Ciaran Keane. Brigids got a lifeline when they converted an easy free and followed up with another score from midfield. With ten minutes to go they scored their second goal to draw level. As both teams tired in the warm morning, neither side was able to fashion a winner and the game finished level. Best for Lucan were David Kavanagh and Eddie Connolly in midfield and Ben Mullins and Ciaran Keane in the forwards.

Lucan Team/Scorers: L Finnerty, A Hanley, E O'Connor, P Kane, D Reid, G Millea, E Higgins; D Kavanagh, E Connolly; C Behan (0-1), A Carroll (1-1), O O'Brien (0-1), A Lynch, B Mullins (0-4), C Keane (0-5, 0-3f), Cian Duffy, Oisin Ryan.

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