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Lucan Sarsfields Club Notes Sunday 24th June

June 24, 2018

Well done to both Junior hurling teams who secured Championship wins over the weekend.

Well done to St Mary’s who followed up their win in the Hugh McNally cup with another win this time in the  Conor Griffen senior hurling blitz, for the 5th and 6th class pupils. They came out on top this time beating Scoil Aine in the final.

Well done to Brendan Gallagher and his Leitrim teammates on a great win in the Qualifiers vs Louth. Hard Luck to Ali Towmey, Mairi Moynihan, Orla Beagan and Emma Flanagan who lost out against the All Ireland Champions, Cork, in Cork over the weekend. Also disappointment for Ciaran Dowling, Paul Crummey and Fintan Clandillon as they lost out to Wexford in the U21 Leinster semi-final on Wednesday. Best of luck to Mark Lavin, Matthew Dunne, Jake Rooney and co-manager Ger Gleeson, that are with the Dublin minor footballers looking secure a Leinster semi-final spot on Wednesday vs Wicklow. Also to Ciaran Smith who is with the Dublin U20s that take on Meath in the Leinster semi-final next Saturday.

Endeavour Award
We were delighted to announce that the Endeavour Award for 2018 will be given to Divine Mercy Senior National School Balgaddy.

The spirit of the Endeavour Award is to encourage new endeavours among younger members of our community. We are delighted that we will be joined by 30 pupils from Divine Mercy National School, as part of the award, a 12-week membership is offered, to allow them to fully experience all the things that our club can offer. Gaelic Games are open to all, and we see it as our role to encourage access to our games and our club across Lucan.

Golf Society

Our Annual Golf Classic on Friday 22nd June was a great success with 45 teams taking part. A big thank you to all our teams, sponsors, those who supported our raffle and to Lucan Golf Club. A special word of thanks to the Golf Society Committee, and particularly Pat Keane for all the hard work in making the Classic such a great success. Congratulations to all the winners.

1st: Mick Wallace Electrical 97pts,

2nd: Stephen Murphy’s Team 91pts (BB6)

3rd: Jackman Scaffolding 91pts (BB9)

4th: CS Structural Engineers 91pts,

5th: The Dream Team 90pts,

6th: DCU Sports 87pts (BB9)

7th: The Back Door Team 87pts

8th Peter Kelly’s Team 86pts

Nearest the Pin: Colin Browne. Longest Drive: Ada Bowler and Stephen Murphy.

2s Club: Matt Burke and Tony Goode.

Raffle Winners; 1st Kieran Graham, 2nd Paula Jean McCaffrey, 3rd Paddy Carroll, 4th Joe & Ger Conran, 5th Terry Hyland, 6th Pat Dunne, 7th Shaun Whyte, 8th Sean Kearns, 9th Una Murphy, 10th Niall Gleeson, 11th Cora Harris, 12th Kevin Graham, 13th Anna Seymour.

There was no winner of the €20,000 lotto on the 21st; the numbers were 13, 19, 21 and 28. Next draw will be managed by Mary Flannery and is sponsored by Feargal McCarthy, Painter and Decorator. Play Online or Tickets can be purchased online, at the Club, in Carey’s Newsagents, in Vesey Arms or Kenny’s Bar. 

The last Lucan District Credit Union Academy before the summer break is on this Saturdays, 9:30am for Girls and 10am for boys (5+).

Summer Camp Registration and Details now available on the website.  The Cúl camp is fully booked but still space available on the club's camps, registering early is recommended.

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 every second Saturday’s starting this Saturday 30th June; 10:30am – 1:00pm. 


Lucan Sarsfields Summer DiscoSchool’s out for Summer - Friday 29th June €5 Fully supervised.

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.

Many of the CCC1 teams finished their campaigns for the summer this weekend.

Special mention to the U-9 group this week who will attend the Senior league match v Kilmacud Crokes on Wednesday next and offer their vocal support in this vital league game.

The U-9s played against Ballyboden in hurling on Saturday and a special guest was lining out the pitches for the games, none other than Dublin manager Jim Gavin. He very graciously gave of his time as he always does to juvenile teams and even posed for a picture with the delighted Lucan boys.

The Lucan U-11 footballers finished off their campaign for the Summer by playing an internal game in AGP1 and against St. Brendans away.

The first Lucan foireann Glas travelled to play St Brendans in the fantastic venue of the new DIT campus in Grangegorman on Saturday am. With both clubs fielding two 10-a-side teams, two games were played on a beautiful morning. In one of our matches the Lucan team below started strongly with some fantastic team play and brilliant scores with all players contributing well. Mark Byrne, Killian Costello & Marco Gayubo were dominating possession and starting some great attacking moves finished off with some great scores by Adam Norman, Eric Delaney & Darragh Walsh. Lucan maintained their strong performance in the second half with Cian McCormick to the fore working the ball well & scoring with both feet. Olan Sullivan was also in great scoring form ably assisted by Evan Flynn & Evan Doody. Credit also to the newly formed St Brendans team who battled bravely to the end. Below pic of one of the Lucan teams and another along with the St Brendans players. The captain of this team was Olan Sullivan. Well done to all.

Lucan team: D Walsh (1-0), E Flynn (1-2), M Byrne (2-1), O Sullivan (6-3), E Doody (0-1), K Costello (3-6), M Gayubo (0-1), E Delaney (2-0), C McCormick (2-7), A Norman (3-1)

The second Lucan U-11 foireann Glas team, captained by Callum Reilly, proved too strong for St Brendan’s in a sun drenched Grangegorman on Saturday morning. Conditions were near perfect for football and the Lucan team delivered an impressive performance with plenty of high quality scores, some excellent team work and great energy and work rate throughout the game. All 10 Lucan players got on the scoresheet in what demonstrates the strong team ethic in this group of players. Well done to all on the first half of the season. Enjoy the break and keep practicing. It was also great to welcome Michael Casey back for his first match since his injury

Lucan team; J Miller, M Casey, G Lynch, J Keogh, C Maloney, M O'Brien, J O'Connor, B Fitzgerald, C Reilly, L Whelan.

The second U-11 group had to play internal matches as Erins Isle was unable to field a team. The boys played both matches in AGP1 in beautiful sunshine. Although Erins Isle could not make it the boys enjoyed the two matches we did play. Special mention to the captains for the day Luke Martin, Eoghan Clarke, Jack Mills and Conor Healy. It was also great to see some of our recently injured players Alexander Bollard, Cian O'Gara and Cian Gavin fully recovered and back in action.

One more week of training and then the U-11s have their  summer break. Well done everyone and keep up the practice at home.

On Thursday evening Lucan U-13s continued their good form with an impressive 5-9 to 3-05 win over Castleknock team.

The U13 B's lost out to Garristown by a goal on Thursday evening. Lucan started slowly and let in a couple of soft goals and were 7 points behind before getting their first score but played some great football for the rest of the half to lead 5-2 to 3-2 at half time. Garristown came out strongly in the second half and over turned the deficit early in the half to take a 3 point lead. Their centre half back had led the revival and Joshua Delaney moved on to him and did a great job in negating his influence for the rest of the game. Unfortunately though the damage had been done and Lucan couldn't claw back the deficit despite some excellent free taking by Kevin Hegarty. In the last minute Oran Smith crashed a shot off the crossbar which could have earned the lads a deserved draw but unfortunately it was not to be. Final Score 6-5 to 5-5.

Squad; Lee Murphy, Josh Murphy, Sean Corry, Daragh Kenna, Joshua Delaney, Calum Conway, Dillon Ryan, Darragh Meehan (0-1), Ben Armstrong (1-0), Ryan Dunne, Niall Melvin, Oran Smith (1-0), Ross Murray, Kevin Hegarty (1-4), Luke McGovern (2-0), Killian

Gormley, Kevin Gormley, Dylan Hynes, Aidan Barry.

The U-13 Division 10 team had a great win over Round Towers Clondalkin on a score line of 4-01 to 1-02.

The U-12 squads were also playing at the weekend.

The U-12 3 team had a great win beating Skerries Harps 2 by a score line of 8 goals and 10 points to  1 goal 2 points.

Lucan got off to a great start and scored from the throw in and continued with relentless pressure from the midfield and forward lines from start to finish.

Even in the second half Lucan piled on the pressure with the defence breaking down any attempts from the opposition and turning defence into attack.

Well done on a great performance.

Team: M Brennan, C Lawlor, M Agarwal, D Harrington, D Thomas, S Geoghegan, H Geoghegan, J Browne, E Walsh, F Haran, C Hartigan, R Egan, J OReilly,K O'Connor, S Tormey. 

Today's scorers were R Egan, JO'Relly, K O'Connor, F Haran, S Tormey, J Browne, H Geoghegan.

Well done to all the teams competing at the weekend.


Well done to the girls from the U14 & U13 team who won the Community games Leinster Qualifier and Quarter final over the weekend, defeating Celbridge and Aughrim. And Congratulations to our U14B Camogie team who won the league with a comprehensive win vs Setanta in their last game and finished the league unbeaten.

Adult hurling Reports

A busy weekend of hurling action saw championship wins for both Junior teams and league defeats for both minor teams. The Junior A's secured a place in the championship Quarterfinal with a five point win over Ballinteer on Saturday evening. The highlight of which was a 2-8 scoring spree from Tommy Somers. Tommy's exploits were surpassed on Sunday by Ciaran Keane who scored 1-10 in the Minor A's defeat to Castleknock, and then appeared again in the second half for the Junior B's and managed 1-6 to help defeat Realt Dearg by two. Meanwhile the Minor Bs lost out to a strong Round Towers side in MHL4. This was Towers first team and the difference told on the scoreboard as they won 5-29 to 0-6. See match reports below.

Next Saturday our seniors play host to All-Ireland champions Cuala in a league encounter at the 12th Lock at 6.30pm.  The juvenile hurlers will be playing their part with a guard of honour and half-time exhibition. So come along and support all our hurlers.

JHC Ballinteer SJ 1-15 Lucan Sarsfields 2-17.
A dominant first half display was the foundation of this relatively comfortable Junior A championship win for Lucan Junior As.  Playing with the benefit of a nice breeze st sunny Marley Park, Lucan opened brightly and lead by 1-6 to 0-3 inside 15 minutes, with the goal coming from Tommy Somers after a long delivery from Joey Byrne.  A second Somers goal, direct from a free, and some good points from Paddy Ward, Rob Lambert, and Cathal O'Maolmhána helped Lucan extend the lead to 2-12 to 0-6 by half time.  Ballinteer did mount a comeback after the break and got the first five scores to narrow the deficit to just 7 points. A Somers free helped to stem the tide for Lucan but Ballinteer pressed again and reduced the deficit to five with 10 minutes to play. A couple of crucial saves from Lucan keeper Fintan Clandillon denied Ballinteer the goal they needed to bridge the gap. Lucan found renewed energy in the final minutes and some great points from Somers, Lambert and Ward stretched the lead to eight again. Ballinteer did get a goal as the clock reached full-time but it was too little too late and Lucan held out for a good win.

Lucan Team/Scorers: F Clandillon, T Swords, B McGarry, D Reynolds, E Seery, J Byrne, T Clandillon, R Lambert (0-3), A Lee, G Coleman, P Ward (0-4), T Somers (2-8, 1-3f, 0-2 65's), C O'Maolmhána (0-2),A O'Neill, O O'Brien. Sub: S Kelly.

MHL2:  Lucan Sarsfields 1-15 Castleknock 1-16.
Lucan Minor A hurlers played at home vs. Castleknock in the resumption of the league following the exam break. The game started in a very even fashion with the scores level on six occasions with 0-6 each on the board! The decisive score in the first half followed when Ciaran Keane won a puck out and ran through to find the net. Lucan lost centre back Gavin Millea to injury in the first half and the lengthy stoppage resulted in a lot of additional time played. When the half time break finally came the scoreboard showed Lucan ahead by 1-6 to 0-7. 

In the second half, Lucan stayed slightly ahead but Castleknock came back to level twice by the mid-way point. With ten minutes to go, Castleknock goaled themselves to move a point ahead. Both sides scored a free and one from play following this but with limited additional time added on at the end of the second half, the opportunity for a draw did not arise. Castleknock edged it on a scoreline of 1-16 to 1-15. Ciaran Keane was the standout player on the day scoring 1-10 including four frees. Cian Duffy was quite lively in the backs when he came on for Gavin Millea early in the first half. Colm Walsh also did well in the backs.

Lucan Team/ Scorers: L Finnerty; A Hanley, E O'Connor, D Kavanagh; D Reid, G Millea, C Walsh; A McNulty, E Connolly; C Keane (1-10, 0-4f), C Behan, C Hogan (0-2); A Lynch (0-1), B Mullins (0-1), D Kelly. Subs introduced: Cian Duffy, C Keher, E Dowling (0-1). 

JEHC: Lucan Sarsfields 1-17. Realt Dearg 4-6.
This was a narrow championship win for Lucan's Junior B's following a very competitive contest played in sweltering midday heat at the 12th Lock. The first half was evenly contested with a goal for Realt Dearg midway through the half being the decisive score and they lead 1-5 to 0-6 at the break.  Lucan introduced some younger legs at half time and this proved decisive with Ciaran Keane in particular making a major impact. Following his scoring exploits for the minors earlier, he added 1-6 in the second half with excellent scores from frees and from play. Lucan were dominant throughout the half but Realt Dearg kept in touch with a series of goals, the fourth of which put them ahead in the final minutes. However Keane came to the rescue with a goal from a free and Aidan Glover added the final score to give Lucan a deserved two point win.

Lucan Team/Scorers: M Condon, S Stapleton, S Farrell, S O'Keeffe, I Fitzgerald, J Cavanagh, S Donohue (0-1), A Finnerty (0-2), S Alamgir, A Glover (0-1), P Fagan, K Boylan (0-5f), E Kyne (0-1), E Greene,  S Keegan. Subs introduced; D Kavanagh (0-1), C Keane (1-6, 1-3f), G Butler.

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