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Lucan Sarsfields Club Notes Sunday 27th May 2018

May 27, 2018

Well done to the Jnr A Ladies footballers who opened their Championship with a comprehensive win away from home on Wednesday, next up is St. Judes at home on Wednesday 30th at 7pm, Senior hurlers play Craobh Chiarain in the league  after at 8:15pm. Support welcome.

Hard luck to Snr & Inter footballers who lost during the week, Jnr As secured a win just and the Jnr Bs finished off the midweek games with a draw. Paul McGann special reports below. Hard luck to the U14B ladies footballers who lost out in a tough fought game vs St Sylvester’s on Friday night. The Minor Ladies footballers had a good win vs St Mary’s Leixlip 2-18 to 2-13.

Well done to Ciaran Dowling, Paul Crummey and Fintan Clandillon with Dublin U21 hurlers who won well in the first round of Leinster. Also to Colm Walsh who was part of the Dublin minor hurling panel that beat Wexford. Congratulations also to Sinead Daly and Sophie McIntyre who have qualified for the U14 All Ireland football final with Dublin. Hard luck to Mark Lavin, Matthew Dunne and Jake Rooney who lost to Meath with Dublin minor footballers we wish them luck vs Offaly on Wednesday. Commiserations to Emer Keenan and Emma O’Flynn who lost the Inter Camogie Leinster final. Best of luck to Ciaran Smith who lines out at corner back for the Dublin U20s vs Longford in the inaugural U20 Championship.

Our deepest sympathies to the Donohue family on the recent loss Mary Donohue, mother of Tony and mother-in-law of Josephine. Also our condolences to the Kavanagh and Mulligan families on their recent losses.

Ladies Night

The Healthy Club committee hosted the very successful "Ladies Night In on Friday", with the function room full to capacity. Good company, informative and entertaining speakers, rounded off by the thoroughly enjoyable and captivating tricks of magician Ruairi O'Connor, had the guests asking for a repeat on an annual basis ! All proceeds on the night to breast cancer awareness. Full report with photos and acknowledgements to follow.

There was no winner of the €20,000 lotto on the 24th May, the numbers were 10, 14, 20 and 26. Next draw will be managed by Gerry McAndrew and is sponsored by REA McDonald Auctioneers. Play Online Or Tickets can be purchased online, at the Club, in Carey’s Newsagents, in Vesey Arms or Kenny’s Bar. 

Golf Society
A date for your diary. The Annual Golf Classic will take place in Lucan Golf Club on Friday 22nd 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.

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

The McKeown cup will be contested Monday 28th may at 7pm in the club. This annual camogie event pits Scoil Mhuire GNS vs the All Stars for the cup in memory of Caroline McKeown, kindly sponsored by her family. The All Stars will be looking to defend their title from last year. Please come along to support the girls.

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

Bingo is on Wednesdays 8:30pm

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

3rd, 4th and 5th Class Disco on Friday 1st June. Fully supervised. 7:30PM to 9:30pm

Lucan District Credit Union Academy is on Saturdays, 9:30am for Girls and 10am for boys (5+)

Summer Camp Registration and Details now available here. Limited numbers so registering early is recommended.

Kellogg's Cúl Camps 2018
Football  - Monday 2nd July - Friday 6th July  - For Bookings click here

Lucan Sarsfields Summer Camp 2018
Hurling/Camogie  Monday 9th July - Friday 13th July
Football  Monday 13th August - Friday 17th August
Hurling/Camogie  Monday 20th August - Friday 25th Aug

Juvenile Football Report

There was action in both the CCC1 and CCC2 competitions this week.

First of all though, the Lucan U.10 Football Community Games team (made up of club U-9 and U-10 Lucan Sarsfields footballers) had a busy week starting off with their semi-final match on Monday away to St. Judes.   Lucan got off to a great start with Davis Quinn scoring 2 - 1 in the first quarter.  Another goal scored by Odhran Gallagher saw Lucan leading 3 – 1 to 1 – 1 at Half time.   Judes fought back in the 2nd half keeping Patrick Shortiss busy in goals who had a fantastic game with some fine saves. Supported up front by Sean McCarthy and Ciaran O’ Sullivan, points from Ray Whelan, Henry Greene and James O’ Neill made sure of Lucan’s win and progress to the Final on a score line of 3 – 4 to 2 – 4.

 Wednesday evening saw Lucan travel to Clontarf to take them on in the Final. It was a hard fought game with no quarter given by either side.  A tough game for defenders but well marshalled by Mark Greenwood, Darragh Somers, Ciaran & Patrick Walker.  A goal by Conal Duffy and a point from Davis Quinn saw Lucan trailing by a point at half time. It was a very physical game which saw Brian Whelan, who was controlling mid-field, pick up an unfortunate injury.  We wish Brian a speedy recovery.   Despite the setback Lucan dug deep, driven on by Derry Ware and Henry Greene in midfield, points from Eoghan Dillon & Davis Quinn saw Lucan draw level.  In a tense finish Clontarf scored the winning point in a final score line of 1 – 4 to 1 – 3.  A great achievement and experience for this group of young players whom I have no doubt, will see success again in the future. Well done lads!!

Team Squad ; Patrick Shortiss, Mark Greenwood, Darragh Somers, Ciaran Walker, Patrick Walker, Odhran Gallagher, Ray Whelan, James O’ Neill, Derry Ware, Henry Greene, Davis Quinn, Ciaran O’ Sullivan, Sean McCarthy, Eoghan Dillon, Brian Whelan, Conal Duffy.

Boys U9 football Blitz.

Lucan Sarsfields group travelled to Thomas Davis for their much anticipated football medal blitz. Here they took on the hosts, St Judes, Ballinteer St John and Naomf Olafs. The boys all played 3 games in perfect conditions.

Playing Thomas Davis the Lucan boys were quick out of the blocks and showed some great passing and movement to score some wonderful scores. Next they played Ballinteer and again showed great skills, while also having to show great tackling and defending at times, the boys got stuck in and really did themselves proud with the grit and determination paying off and some great points being kicked during this game.

Next up was St Judes, Lucan again started quickly and scored some great points, also defending strongly and playing together as a team at which they are improving each week. The boys tired a little late in this game but never gave up and did themselves proud with another great display.

Thomas Davis hosted a really well run blitz and the boys appreciated their treats and medals at the end.

In the other group Lucan travelled to Kilmacud Crokes to play the hosts and Templeogue Synge St.

 Again the boys showed great skills and effort and played some great football. Both groups of boys show week in week out that they are enjoying playing games and show their improvement every week in games and in training. Well done boys!!

The U-11 footballers were drawn away to both Naomh Mearnog and St. Sylvesters this week.

In the 3 team U-11 all county league, there were three very competitive games in Portmarnock on Friday evening. Mentors, players and parents made a great effort to beat the Friday evening traffic and make the 7.30 start. One of teams started slowly in the first half but some good defending by James Dunne and Cian McCormick kept Mearnog at bay. However, some good passing and scoring by Naomh Mearnog meant Lucan were down on the score board at half time. A much better second half display by Lucan led by Daniel Taffe and Killian Costelloe reduced the deficit  and with Patrick O’Connor scoring a few fine points, the final result was closer and ensured spirits were much better at the end of the match.

Panel: Patrick O’Connor (Captain), Daniel Taffe, Conor Healy, Kevin Doherty, Cian McCormick, Phelim Dunne, Killian Costello, Jack Mills, Darragh Colfer, James Dunne.

In Malahide on Saturday morning in the 2 team U-11 All County League, Lucan played two very competitive games. For one of the team, they again started quite slowly. However, Killian Costello and Gavin Lynch came more into the game and they drove the team forward from midfield. They resulted in some terrific football from both teams with lots of excellent scores, especially some great goals from Cian Waterhouse and Liam Whelan and points from Patrick O’Connor. The game was level at half time. The second half started with a blitz of scores from Lucan with Darragh Walsh and Dylan Horan to the fore and some great defending from Cian O’Neill and Mark Byrne. Robert Melvin also made some great interceptions at the back which all meant for a great result at the end and a very enjoyable game of football.

Panel: Liam Whelan (Captain), Cian O’Neill, Dylan Horan, Robert Melvin, Darragh Walsh, Mark Byrne, Killian Costello, Gavin Lynch, Cian Waterhouse, Patrick O’Connor.

In the U-12 Football Division 2, Lucan had a great win over Round Towers Clondalkin on a score line of 6-11 to 1-08.

U14A football faced St Judes on Tuesday night at the 12th Lock.  A fine summer’s evening deserved a fine game of football and the U14As did not disappoint.  However Lucan got off to a slow start conceding 2 goals within the first 10 minutes of play.  Maybe that was the tonic the lads needed as they responded with 1-03 in the next five minutes playing some great possession football.  A solitary point from St Judes was responded to 2-07 in reply leaving the half time score 2.13 to 2.02.  The second half started with the lads on the defence as St Judes threw everything at Lucan and  responded well, however the Lucan defence withstood the test not conceding a goal despite the pressure they were under.  Every now and again the lads broke out of defence to post 1-03 and although Lucan conceded further scores it didn’t put a dent in the overall result with Lucan coming out on top by 3-16 to 2-11.  Special thanks to our U13s who helped us out as a few of the lads recover from injury.

Panel: Cathal Doody, Jack Doyle, Eoin Kilduff, Joey McSweeney, Conor Hylands, Jamie Smith, Finn Bruton, Zach Delmar, Rian Fortune, Conor Sheary, Luca Kavanagh, Joey Dunne, Colin Duffy, Michael Cunningham, Davy Mulqueen, Gareth Kennedy, Rossa Daly, Charlie Mulqueen, Alex Hickey, Jack Behan, Dara Lyons, Cathal Kennedy.

The U16A footballers fell to a strong Ballyboden team in their final League game of 2018. Indeed this was their final football League match at Juvenile level. Lucan, as ever in recent matches, were missing a number of their players and were assisted by 3 players from their B team, Adam Conheady, Jack McCarthy and Ronan Carbery. Lucan started well and were ahead 2-5 to 2-4 after 25 minutes. Ballyboden were then awarded a penalty in the 27th minute, which they scored, followed by another point before half time. Lucan went in just 2-5 to 3-5 down at half time. Lucan got the first score of the second half with a point on the 36th minute. However, things went downhill from there with Ballyboden showing their superior strength. Lucan managed to get the final score of the game with a point on the 29th minute but finished on the wrong side of the scoreboard, 2-9 : 4-15 to Ballyboden.

Scorers for Lucan : Adam Conheady 1-1, Jack McCarthy 1-1, Oisin Twamlwy 0-3, Oisin Ryan 0-2, Finan Breen 0-1, Paul Tuite 0-1

Lucan Team: Aidan O'Neill,Adam Conheady,Ben O'Toole,Brendan Ruddy,Cian Duffy,Ciaran O'Brien,Derek Cahill,Eoin Power,Finan Breen,Jack McCarthy,Mark Gormley,Oisin Ryan,Oisin Twamley,Paul Tuite,Ronan Carbery

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

Reports from special Correspondent Paul McGann 

AFL 6. Islandbridge. Lucan 1-10 v 1-8 Civil Service.

Tue 22/05/18

NCunningham. SKeher. ANorton. CMcGrath. GFay. JKeating. DBellew. TBradley. OTully. CBradley(0-1). NMcKiernan(1-1). PSloan. MMoore. JDoyle(0-5). CTorsney(0-3).

Life is strange. Football can be downright weird. Tonight was definitely right up there in the weird stakes!

A scrappy 1st half, would have been much worse than a 3point deficit if C Service has brought their kicking boots! Fortunately JDoyle did bring his, & 2 late points gave Lucan hope for a better 2nd half. I was being polite when I said scrappy.

The Banisteoir was less than impressed, & if there had been a dressing room, & a hair dryer to hand, well it could’ve been interesting. It must have worked, because Lucan were a different team.

CTorsney connected the radar, NMcKiernan caught & drove repeatedly....he also managed to lob the keeper. Suggestions that it was jammy, were wide of the mark. It was obvious it had been his intention when he picked up the ball inside his own square. The Mexicana corner backs stepped up. A whole new half back line were exceptional. Against a very strong midfield we more than held our own.

A more experienced half forward line had been very quiet, but a half time roasting, seemed to do the trick. PSloan carried a huge amount of ball, but MMoore must have taken the half time chat personally. It certainly seemed as though someone roasted his rear end, because he was electric. His runs at the C Service defence were probably the difference in the end.

All this improvement seemed as though it might come to naught. Niall’s goal & a CBradley insurance seemed to have opened the door to victory, but a high ball into the Lucan square saw a real scramble that finished with Niall Cunningham in a heap. He hobbled ashore. Anto Norton finally got his long cherished secret wish to be a goalkeeper. (He does look good in that No 1 jersey). The door seemed to close a bit. Colm Hickey & his dodgy hamstring came on board, & then CTorsney collected a 2nd yellow, & the open door seemed to be closing quickly. Ref said 6 mins still on the clock. It really was all hands on deck. I think those 6 mins were closer to 10, but an outstanding rearguard action restricted Service to a single pointed free. The door was held open & Lucan slipped through to victory!

No it wasn’t a Championship Final, but it felt like a lot, lot more than a 2point League victory in May!

AFL 10. Adamstown Lucan 2-9 Naomh Barrog 1-12 24/5/18

Another get outa gaol card used up.

Glover(0-2) saved our blushes with an added time point to level matters at 2-9 v 1-12.

Naomh Barrog will head north side feeling they let it slip, but in all honesty, Lucan would have had a good case to take the whole matter to court as ‘daylight robbery’. Lucan were guilty of leaving a lot of handy scores behind them, & as the game progressed Barrog grew in confidence.

Noel(1-2) slotted a good penalty. Helps if keeper dives the other way. Rusty found himself & the ball in on goal. Nobody knows how it ended up in the net, but he sure didn’t kick it, cause if he had he’d have been blocked. After a ropey start the Lucan defence did well, especially since they were playing on an ice rink. Well one of them was. Eoin might invest in some studs.

Pars & Cor did well in midfield against a decent Barrog pairing. Pars was hugely complimentary about the ref after. Conor & Niall we’re solid in the half back line. David somehow ended up with only a point to his name, despite winning a lot of ball. Chris slotted a point, Jordan 2 & Rob a free.

A great input from all the subs. Those that made the field, and those that cheered from the line.

Still we should have won.

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