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Lucan Sarsfields Club notes Sunday 17th June

June 17, 2018

A very good and very hard fought one point win for our Senior hurlers’ vs St Judes on Saturday, and the Jnr hurlers had a hard fought draw on Sunday. A good win on Thursday for the Jnr B hurlers. Our senior footballers lost out to Ballymun 2-11 to 1-6 last week. Our Jnr A Ladies footballers had a great home win vs Castleknock to secure a home championship semi-final vs Naomh Barróg.  A great win for our U14B camogie girls to keep themselves very much in contention for league honours. Similarly a good one point win for U14A footballers who remain top of the league.

Well done also to Ciaran Dowling, Paul Crummey and Fintan Clandillon with Dublin U21 hurlers that beat Westmeath and now advance to Leinster semi-final vs Wexford on Wednesday night. Well done to Ciaran Smith who lined out at corner back for the Dublin U20s that beat Wexford and now advance to a Leinster semi-final. Hard luck to Sophie McIntyre and Sinead Daly who lost out in the All-Ireland vs Cavan with Dublin U14 Ladies football, a super achievement all the same and the club are very proud.

A very busy day on Friday, with Centra Griffeen, our Main partner, officially opening their re-furbished premises, a lot of young and old kids dropped in to see Sam. Please support our partners and drop-in and check out this wonderful new facility.

On the same day the Hugh McNally festival of hurling was on in the club, lots of excited 2nd and 3rd class pupils, well done to the finalists Gaelscoil Eiscir Riada and winners St Mary’s BNS. A wonderful tournament and well done to all. Next up the Conor Griffen senior hurling blitz for the 5th and 6th class pupils on Wednesday 20th from 12.30pm in the club.

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.

There was no winner of the €20,000 lotto on the 14th; the numbers were 1, 12, 16 and 28. Next draw will be managed by Cormac Gordon and is sponsored by Newcastle Golf Centre. Play Online or Tickets can be purchased online, at the Club, in Carey’s Newsagents, in Vesey Arms or Kenny’s Bar.  Lucky Dips winners:  Harry+Kayla, Padraig O'Driscoll, Aoife Roche, Cormac Gordon who all got €30 and Josephine Donoghue took home €50 as she was in attendance and drawn out first.

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

Kellogg's Cúl Camps 2018

Football Monday 2nd July - Friday 6th July

Lucan Sarsfields Summer Camp 2018

Monday 9th July - Friday 13th July

Monday 13th August - Friday 17th August

Monday 20th August - Friday 25th Aug

Sars Stars - our GAA for All initiative continues Tuesday at 5pm on the Astro.

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 Sarsfields Summer Disco - Schools out for Summer - Friday 29th June €5 Fully supervised

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

Juvenile Football Report

There was action across both the CCC1 and CCC2 competitions this weekend with some great football being played by all the Lucan teams competing.

The under 8 Group 1 were at home on APG0 against Round Towers, who turned up with both their groups. The windy conditions certainly influenced the games and the boys fought hard against very strong Towers teams.

Points came from Ronan Kelly, Léon Brennan, and Tomás McSweeney, and a dogged defence by Daithi Reilly and Rhys Henry in their games helped Lucan. Eoghan Cawley battled hard, and Daniel Hartigan made a great block to save a goal, getting injured in the process. Good progress from all the boys today.

The under 8 group 2 boys travelled to a breezy Rathcoole Park on Saturday to take on St Marys. We had played St Marys in January prior to the commencement of the Go Games and they were much better than us on that occasion, so this would be a good measure of how we are progressing.

All 3 teams acquitted themselves very well against a St Marys group that had a couple of very talented players.

For Team 1 Johnny Donovan and Alex McMahon had great games and were really supported by Alex Morley , who won some great possession, Darragh Lynn, Caolan Gallagher and Jesse Byrne.

For Team 2 Daire Sheehan and Jack Biggs got some great scores, Kyle McCormack and Lucan Henvy did some great tackling and support play while Cian Doocy and Darragh Grenville continue to improve in every game.

For team 3 Conor Colohan had some great bursts out of defence, Oisin Brady and Quin Damer did really well both in attach and defence,  Liam Kelly was tigerish in his tackling while Alex Neville and Samual Delacy  gave great support at both end of the pitch.

Overall it was a very pleasing performance from all of the Lucan U-8 teams and the has been some great progress since we played St Marys in January.

The Under 9 and Under 10 boys also played some very competitive games this weekend and acquitted themselves well.

The Under 100 boys had games away against St. Sylvesters and at home versus Erin Go Bragh. They were all very competitive games with the boys displaying great skills and team work.

One of the U-11 teams in St. Sylvesters was captained by James O’Connell. Ronan O’Flaherty started in goal and made some great saves. Alex Leonard and Cian O’Gara marshalled the defence and in mid field, Cian Gavin, J.P. O’Connor and Kevin Doherty worked tirelessly. Up front, Lucan Enright and James O’Connell took some lovely scores. With the Go Games rules, everyone got to play in each position and the boys showed great skill, team work and scoring. Well done on a great performance.


Ronan O’Flaherty (0-01) Alex Leonard (0-01) Cian O’Gara (5-00) Cian Gavin (2-03) J.P. O’Connor (2-01) Kevin Doherty (0-01) Lucan Enright (2-00) James O’Connell 1-03)

The Under-12 A footballers had a very buys week. On Wednesday night, they fell to Westmanstown in a very close games on a scoreline of 3-07 to 3-4.

They then had a home game v Ballymun on Saturday. Playing against the wind in the first half the lads started strongly and raced into an early lead. Ballymun then grabbed a few scores at the end of the first half to lead by one at the break. The teams traded scores early in second half and with 10 minutes to go the sides were level. However the Lucan lads finished strongly and scored 2.2 without reply to run out winners on a scoreline of 6.4 to 4.2.

Team...Sean Treanor, Massimo Pappalardo, Chris Hylands, Aaron Malone, Reece Kelly, Callum Morris, Gareth McDonnell, Callum Keane, Louie Fanning, Robert O'Connell, Adam Rock, Daire Collis, Robert Keher, Charlie McHugh, Liam Fitzgerald.

In Division 5 of the U-12 league, Lucan had a great win against Naohm Mearnog on a score line of 9-11 to 1-04. In Division 9 on the U-12 league, Lucan had a terrific win against Westmanstown Gaels by 3-04 to 1-03.

On Saturday last, the Under 13 footballers continued their recent good form in Division 1 at the 12th Lock with a fine win over St Judes.

Lucan won the toss and played with the aid of a strong breeze and quickly built up a big lead.

Playing into the breeze for the second half the boys kept the ball green with some very good possession football and manage to tag on more fine scores to win comfortably in the end.

The final score was Lucan Sarsfields 7-19 St Judes 1-02.

Team: Conor Greally; Sean Carolan, Sean Langton, Dan Kane; Ryan Clancy, Darragh O’Toole, Dara Walsh; Daragh Lyons, Jamie Smith; Davy Mulqueen, Cathal Kennedy, Charlie Mulqueen; Adam Burns, Cormac Coffey, Cillian Whelan; Eoin Conheady, Paddy Ryan, Sean O’Neill, Oisin O’Connor.

The U13 B squad had a narrow 3 point win over Trinity Gaels in their ground on Saturday. The lads started brightly but failed to score when dominating and Trinity Gaels then took their first chances to score and we were 7 points down before Lucan got on the scoresheet. Lucan rallied well and were only a point down at halftime. Gaels got the first score of the second half but Lucan really started playing then and built a commanding 9 point lead which could have been far larger and when some sloppy play allowed Gaels back in to it and they got a goal in the last minute we were down to a 3 point lead and Lucan feared the misses would come back to haunt us. However the kick out was won and Lucan moved the ball down the pitch very well to not allow Gaels the chance of an equaliser. Lucan did well to hold on for the win and they now face a tough test coming on Thursday against Garristown.

The final score was Trinity Gaels 6-9 Lucan Sarsfields 9-3 with Adam Rock , on loan from the U12's, Calum Conway, Lee Murphy and Daragh Kenna all playing well.

Team: Lee Murphy, Josh Murphy, Sean Corry, Daragh Kenna, kevin Gormley (1-0), Calum Conway, Ryan Dunne, Darragh Meehan, Dillon Ryan (0-1), Kevin Hegarty (1-0), Ben Armstrong (1-0), Oran Smith (2-0), Ross Murray, Aidan Barry, Luke McGovern (1-1). Subs Adam Rock (3-1) , Killian Gormley.

In Division 10 of the U-13 league, Lucan fell to a strong Ballyboden side.

The U14A Football faced St Sylvesters for a first versus third place clash on a very windy Sat afternoon.

Although Lucan played with the aid of the strong wind in the first half a dogged and defensive Sylvesters kept the difference down to 4points at half time.

Lucan started the second half brightly with some brilliant possession football and well taken scores.

However has the game wore on Sylvesters put a lot of pressure on Lucan aided by a strong wind.

At the final whistle Lucan held on for a brilliant victory by a single point and keep hold of top position in the league.

The lads deserve great credit for their footballing ability but their determination and work ethic gained them these vital 2points.

With depleted numbers because of holidays and injuries this squad of players answered every call.

Team: Cathal Doody,Jack Doyle,Eoin Kilduff,Finn Bruton,Jamie Smith,Zach Delmar,Conor Hylands,Rossa Daly,Joey Dunne,Charlie Mulqueen,Conor Sheary,Rian Fortune,Gareth Kennedy,Colin Duffy,Davy Mulqueen,Alex Hickey,Cathal Kennedy,Dara Lyons

The Under 14 B squad fell to a strong Kilmacud Crokes side in Division 7 of the league.

Well done to all the teams competing at the weekend.

Adult Hurling Report

It was a good week for Lucan's adult Hurling teams with two wins and a draw from 3 games. There were good league wins for our Senior and Junior B teams over St Judes and Erin Go Brath respectively, while the Junior A's earned a point in their encounter with Oliver Plunketts - see match reports below. Busy weekend ahead also with Championship action for both Junior teams while the minor leagues also resume after the exam break.

AHL1: Lucan Sarsfields 1-13. St Judes 0-15.

This game was played in O'Toole Park which is proving to be a happy hunting ground for Lucan seniors in recent times. Judes began brightly and got the first two points before a goal from a well taken penalty by Tommy Somers got Lucan into the game. Lucan, playing with the benefit of a strong breeze, began to get on top and stretched the lead to five points at the break, 1-8 to 0-6. The highlight of those scores being a monster point from Chris Crummey from inside his own 45m line.

Lucan adapted to facing the second half wind by dropping an extra man back and a strong collective defensive performance denied Judes any real goal chances. Judes did narrow the gap with some well taken points and got on level terms briefly with just a few minutes to go, but Lucan responded again with a couple of scores, the last a well taken free from Somers to put Lucan 2 ahead with time up. Judes got one back but Lucan refused to yield another through the lengthy added time and Lucan held on for the win. There were some prominent individual performances for Lucan including Crummey, the McCaffrey brothers, Luke Walsh and Ronan Smith. However the hallmark of this performance was excellent work rate throughout the field.

Lucan Team/Scorers: K Roche, P Smith, B Aird, P Claffey, J McCaffrey (0-1), C Crummey (0-2), J Bellew, M McCaffrey (0-1),  L Walsh, P Kelly (0-2), R Smith (0-1), R Stapleton, T Somers (1-6, 1-0 pen, 0-5f), P Rigney, E O'Conghaile. Subs: R Ward, P Ward,

AHL 5:  Lucan Sarsfields 0-15  Oliver Plunketts Eoghan Ruagh 2-9.

Lucan scored first from a Garry Coleman pointed free. Then Plunketts scored two points from play. Paddy Ward came into his own then scoring three points from play in the space of ten minutes, one a spectacular long range effort. Lucan then conceded a goal half way through the first half but responded well with two points from Rob Lambert and one from Garry Coleman left Lucan one adrift at the half, 0-7 to 1-5, having had the wind advantage.

Lucan opened the second half well with two pointed frees from Coleman and a point from Lambert. Then, mid way through the second half, Plunketts struck 1-2 in three minutes, the lead up to the goal being contentious. Ten minutes later, Plunketts conceded three frees in three minutes which Coleman pointed. Plunketts then had a player sent off on a double yellow and Lucan pushed on against the wind as Paddy Ward and Rob Lambert edged Lucan ahead as the clock wound down. Plunketts levelled from a pointed free at the death.

Overall, a good performance from a determined Lucan side. Paddy Ward had his best game to date while Garry Coleman's free taking was on song. Bren Mc Garry, Tadhg Clandillon, Tiernan Swords, Rob Lambert and Eoghan Reynolds worked tirelessly.  Cillian Murray had an outstanding game, with fine saves keeping Lucan in the game in both halves.

Lucan Team/Scorers: Cillian Murray, Tiernan Swords, Brendan McGarry, Dermot Reynolds, Sean Kelly, Tadhg Clandillon, Eoghan Reynolds, Rob Lambert (0-4), Anto Lee, Ciaran Keane, Paddy Ward (0-4), Peter Fagan, Fintan Clandillon, Garry Coleman (0-7), Cathal O'Maolmhána. Sub: Anto McNulty.

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