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Lucan Sarsfields Club Notes Monday 4th June

June 04, 2018

Firstly we wish all our members doing the Leaving and Junior Certificate well.

Best of Luck to our U14 Féile winning hurlers who head to Galway this weekend, first game Friday at 5pm in Turloughmore. Support appreciated.

Well done to the Jnr A Ladies football that made it two from two in Championship with home victory vs St Judes. It was fantastic to see the U10 girls up supporting the team and clapping them onto the field. Unfortunately the Senior hurlers playing on the field straight after couldn’t match the result and lost out to Craobh Chiarain in the league. Next up on Wednesday night is the U12 boys who will be supporting our Senior footballers’ vs Ballyboden. Also on Wednesday night the Jnr A Ladies continue their Championship away to Raheny.

The very best of luck to all club members and the Lucan schools who are in action in the school finals in Croke Park this week. Griffeen Educate Together's hurling team after many semi-final defeats have got through to play Divine Mercy (mentored by Cro dooley and Chris Crummey) at 10am on Tuesday.This match is followed by Griffeen Educate together's Camoige team (their 1st year entering a team) who play Colombus at 11am.

Lucan East Educate together on Tuesday vs SC Killian. 13.30; Lucan Educate together vs GS ui Earcain 13.30 Tuesday.

A Fantastic achievement for so many club members to be playing on the hallowed turf. And a special mention for Megan O'Leary, Milly Hughes, Orla Donnelly and Anya Dunne who play in the hurling final at 10am and then Camoige final at 11am for Griffeen Educate Together. 2 finals in Croke Park. What an achievement.

Great win for the Dubs and well done to Chris and Johnny who secured Dublin's status for next year. Well done to Mark Lavin, Matthew Dunne and Jake Rooney who were part of the Dublin minor footballers that beat Offaly as well. Best of Luck also to CJ Smith playing today for the Dublin U20s. Also on Wednesday night Ciaran Dowling and Paul Crummey are out with the Dublin U21s VS Carlow.

The McKeown Cup was contested last Monday night. 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 successfully defended their title from last year in a keenly contested game played in good spirit and a big thank you to all involved in a great competition.

Next up the Kelly Cup which is this Wednesday the 6th June.

Congratulations also to Davey Mescall and Lisa who tied the knot over the weekend,  we wished them well for the future.

There was no winner of the €20,000 lotto on the 31st May; the numbers were 11, 16, 21 and 25. Next draw will be managed by Shay Hurson and is sponsored by Kenny’s, Vesey Arms. Extra Lucky Dip Winners this week so €30 went to Dan Gallagher, Colm O’Mahony, C. Prendergast, Eoin Mc, Michael O’Grady, Helen Prendergast, Brigid O’Sullivan, Susan Murphy, Carmel Reynolds, and Don Dardis. 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 22th 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.

Summer Camp Registration and Details now available on the website. Limited numbers so registering early is recommended.


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

Bingo is on Wednesdays 8:30pm

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

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

Adult Hurling Reports

A disappointing week for our adult hurlers, with narrow league losses for both the Seniors and Junior As. The summer slump which seems to effect Lucan every year has taken hold again as the impact of exams, summer migrations, and inter-county duty leaves hurlers scarce on the ground. Nevertheless, there is still time to recover lost ground and consolidate league positions in the weeks ahead. See match reports below.

AHL 1: Lucan Sarsfields 1-16 Craobh Chiaráin 1-19.

Lucan Seniors’ struggles in the league continued with a narrow loss to Craobh Chiarain. This was an entertaining game played at the 12th Lock in perfect conditions, and there was never more than a couple of scores between the teams. Craobh started the better with some good early scores and were building a nice lead, before a well finished goal from Eoghan O’Conghaile, after good build up play from A Roche and T Somers, helped Lucan to level terms mid-way through the half. At half time, Craobh lead by just 1 point, 0-11 to 1-7. Lucan introduced Johnny McCaffrey for the second half and he made an early impact with a good score from distance. It was tit for tat then with Mick May getting some nice scores to help Lucan edge to the front. A fortunate goal for Craobh when a long ball broke into the Lucan goals helped Craobh regain the advantage and they followed that with a period of dominance in which they forced a number of frees which were all converted, and stretching a lead out to 6 points. Lucan fought valiantly to the end and narrowed the gap to three, but the goal that was needed didn’t come and Craobh held on comfortably. Overall, Croabh showed greater appetite and mobility in the forward line, and deserved the win.

Lucan Team/Scorers: K Roche, P Smith, B Aird (0-1), P Claffey, R Stapleton, J Bellew (0-1), M May(0-3), M McCaffrey(0-1), R Smith, T Somers, E O’Conghaile (1-1), A Roche, E Lombard, P Kelly (0-1), K O’Reilly(0-7, 0-6f). Subs introduced: J McCaffrey (0-1), J Byrne.

AHL 5: Counsel Gaels 1.11 Lucan Sarsfields 1.10. 

Playing 13 aside, Lucan started well with a goal from Rob Lambert after three minutes. Tadhg Clandillon (0.2) and Anto Lee (0.2), all from play, helped to settle Lucan down alternating with two Counsel points. From the twentieth minute Lucan conceded four avoidable frees which Counsel converted, which along with a converted 65', had Counsel ahead at the break 0-8 to 1-4. In the second half, Tadhg and Anto again scored a point each before Donie Flannery came on as a sub to score two frees. Unfortunately, Donie took a knock to his recovered knee and had to go off again. Counsel then got a goal mid-way through the second half. Lucan pulled two points back with frees from Garry Coleman but couldn't push on for a win as Counsel got two more points in reply to see Lucan lose by the minimum.

A shortage of Lucan players didn't help as Counsel's fresh legs from their six subs, made the difference. Well done to Minor player Anto Mc Nulty on his debut for the Junior A's. He held his own quite well in midfield. A speedy recovery to Donie Flannery after his latest knee injury.

Lucan Team/Scorers: Cillian Murray, James Lennon, Brendan Mc Garry, Tiernan Swords, Joey Byrne, Eoghan Reynolds, Anto Mc Nulty, Aidan Sheehan, Tadhg Clandillon (0-3), Robert Lambert (1-0), Anto Lee (0-3), Fintan Clandillon, Garry Coleman (0-2f). Sub: Donie Flannery (0-2f).


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