lucan sarsfields gaa club
Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes Monday 30 July
July 30, 2018
Senior footballers had a disappointing loss at home to Thomas Davis. Their next game is Wednesday 1st August at home to league leaders St Vincents. Inter footballer had a hard fought two point win away to Balinteer and remain in a strong position to earn a promotion playoff spot. Jnr A after a bad run got back on the wagon with a well-deserved 1-14 to 1-5 win away to Whitehall. Senior hurlers had a battling draw last Wednesday vs St Vincent’s, it could be a vital point come the end of the season. Jnr B hurlers had two great wins last week on Monday and Thursday, Thursday being a very satisfying win over near neighbours Commericals, in what was a tough game with plenty of skill on show. Jnr As had a big win over Whitehall to lift them away from the relegation zone. Jnr B Ladies footballers play their 2nd Championship group game at home to Oliver Plunketts on Wednesday night.
Commiserations to Colm Walsh and Evin Dowling who were part of the Dublin minor hurlers who unfortunately crashed out at All Ireland semi-final stage, but well done on a great year and both eligible again next year.
Lots of young Lucan camogie players on representative duty over the weekend. Hard luck to Lauren Dawson and Millie Reid who lost the 15A final to Kilkenny ,however two great results against Kilkenny at U16 with both A and B winning; well done to Ellen Dunphy, Ali Dunne, Aoife Coffey, Phoebe Shannon and Laura Sharkey, Caitlin Maguire. Minor A beat Offaly in the Leinster Shield final, with Siofra Byrne, Aoife Mahon, Laura Quinn, Jessie McClelland all part of the team. Minor B unfortunately lost to Westmeath in the Leinster Championship final but well done to Aoife Byrne, Danni O'Connor, Chloe O'Connor.
Also we wish Lucan player and Dublin Senior Hurling captain Chris Crummey well as he heads to Zambia for a few weeks to assist Zamda Ireland and thanks to all those who contributed to his cause. https://www.gofundme.com/zamda-fundraiser
There was no winner of the €20,000 lotto on the 26th July; the numbers were 5, 12, 15 and 18. Next draw will be managed by Gerry McAndrew and is sponsored by Lucan Village Pharmacy. Lucky Dip Winners: - Willie Garbutt, John Egan, Mike and Alex Hanley, Paul Casey and Sean Ó Conghaile. Play Online Or Tickets can be purchased at the Club, in Carey’s Newsagents, in Vesey Arms or Kenny’s Bar.
Golf Society Next outing is Saturday 18th August in St Margaret's Golf & Country Club. Date for your Diary: Seamus Fagan's Captains Day Saturday 8th September in Tulfarris Golf Club.
After a brief break for our dedicated team lead by our brilliant GPO, David Moran, the Lucan Sarsfields Summer Camps are back for August.
Monday 13th August - Friday 17th August
Monday 20th August - Friday 25th Aug
For Bookings click https://www.myclubfinances.com/memlist_m.asp?ll_id=480#topp
Camps are 10am to 2.30pm
We cater for a huge number of kids and have an experienced team and all the coaches are fully trained on GAA accredited courses. The CÚL camp was oversubscribed so don’t be disappointed. Registration can be done on the link above. Very quick and easy to fill out, a few simple steps.
The kids who did the hurling camp last month loved the new balck jersey, which is available for the hurling camp again this month and we have a new green jersey for the football camp, so now’s the time to sign up to get the jerseys this month.”
We cater for kids from 5 to 12 years of age – and its great exposure to all the skills of Gaelic games ; there is also some opportunities’ to mix across with older kids and also kids from different schools so additional friends are made and other bonds strengthened as we enjoy the good weather as well as the camp.
Bingo is on Wednesdays 8:30pm.
Junior A Football Report – Special Correspondent Paul McGann
Whitehall Colmcilles 1-5 v 1-14 Lucan Sarsfields. AFL 6. Cloghran.
NCunningham. JKeating. ANorton. SKeher. GFay. CHickey. SCasey. TBradley. NMcKiernan(0-1). PSloan(0-2). MMoore(0-1). SCollins(1-1). BTorsney(0-3). JDoyle(0-4). AKirwan.
Subs. RKelly for TB. (23m); AMurphy for AK. (35); GHamilton(0-2) for MM(36); MSharkey for JD(45) CTorsney for BT(45).
The sun may have shone through most of July, but league form has been anything but sunny! This morning the rain came, and it was the sunshine football that caught the eye.
20 lads on the pitch early, was a positive change. The return to training was a factor, but from the get-go Lucan looked more “a team” than has been the case for quite a while.
Whitehall started strongly and were trying very hard to get the ball to an experienced full forward, who had his hands full anyway with ANorton up close & personal. Lucan were feeling their way into the game, as Colmcilles funneled back in numbers. A quick exchange of passes saw BTorsney clear to slot over. SCollins got on the end of another exchange, & JDoyle spun away from his marker for a fine point. AKirwan was playing a sweeping role along the 40, & choking supply, but Whitehall finally opened their account. Miscued attempt was skyed and the Lucan defence were caught at sea, and ref deemed SKeher’s piggy back riding as unsporting, and awarded a penalty. NCunningham making his long awaited return, seemed very sharp as he dived low to his right to push a well taken attempt around the corner, & save the blushes of his Mexican compadre.
To add to Whitehall’s woes Lucan swept down the field and SCollins got on the end of JDoyle’s flick across the goal, to raise a green flag. MMoore exchanged points with his opposite number, leaving Lucan 5 pts clear with 5mins to the turn. BTorsney popped a neat score, before the “John Show” finished the half. Right foot, left foot and a free (right I think?). No show like.....Lucan brought on the cavalry after the break, & except for the goal were defensively very cool & collected. Time & again attacks broke down & Lucan worked the ball clear. CHickey, GFay, JKeating &, in particular, SCasey, worked the ball forward. The cavalry all stood tall. A couple of GHamilton points might have been further advanced with green flags! CTorsney & MSharkey, who showed Eastern Promise on his return. RKelly got onto a lot of ball with the early withdrawal of TBradley. AMurphy showed maturity throughout the 2nd half, carrying a lot of ball. What did I miss? The Duracell Bunny was quiet by his standards, but fearful he might not get a mention, he managed the final nail at the death. Well done Mr McKiernan. Well done all.
Adult Hurling Report
A good week for Lucan adult hurlers with 3 wins and a draw from 4 competitive outings. Our Junior B's had league wins over Castleknock and Commercials in AHL8, the Junior A's had a comfortable league Division 5 win over Whitehall, while the seniors had a hard fought draw against St Vincents in Division 1. Match reports below.
AHL1: Lucan Sarsfields 1-16 St Vincents 1-16
Lucan faced into a strong wind in the first half but still started well with an early goal from Tommy Somers setting the on their way. Vincents gradually began to exert dominance and soon went to the front helped by a well finished goal. Vincents had a lot of wides in that first half and their half-time advantage of two points (1-7 to 1-5) probably didn't reflect their dominance. Lucan began the second half well with Johnny McCaffrey striking some great long range scores and were soon on level terms. It was tit for tat then to the end, with both teams having chances to win it but it finished level, which was probably a fair reflection of this very evenly contested game. It was a much improved performance from Lucan after the previous weeks loss to Faughs and the point secured could be very valuable as they seek to get clear of the relegation dogfight.
Lucan Team/Scorers: K Roche, R Ward, B Aird, P Smith, J McCaffrey (0-4, 0-3f), C Crummey, J Bellew, M McCaffrey (0-1), L Walsh (0-1), P Kelly (0-2), R Smith (0-1), R Stapleton (0-1), C Smith, T Somers (1-4, 0-3f, 0-1 '65), E O'Conghaile (0-1). Subs introduced: M May (0-1), A Roche.
AHL5: Lucan Sarsfields 4-18 Whitehall Colmcilles 0-11.
The first half was evenly contested with Lucan ahead by a goal at the break, 1-7 to 0-7. The goal came from a penalty by Garry Coleman, who also scored three points in the half, with the other scores coming from Rob Lambert, Alan O'Neill, Paddy Ward and Andrew Duff. Lucan piled on the pressure in the second half with Garry Coleman getting another three points from frees, and goals from Rob Lambert, Cathal O'Maolmhána and Oisin O'Brien, with a thunderous shot from the right of the square, putting significant distance between the sides by the finish. This was a great team performance from Lucan with a good blend of experienced players combining well with the exciting young guns.
Lucan Team/Scorers: Cillian Murray, Diarmuid Reynolds, Brendan Mc Garry, Tiernan Swords, Eoin Seary, Joey Byrne, Eoghan Reynolds, Anto Lee, Rob Lambert (1-3), Andrew Duff (0-1), Paddy Ward (0-2), Alan O'Neill (0-1), Oisin O'Brien (1-2), Garry Coleman (1-6, 1-4f), Cathal Ó'Maolmhána (1-1). Subs: Fintan Clandillon, Ian Crowley (0-1), James Lennon, Andy Carroll (0-1) and Sean Kelly.
AHL8: Lucan Sarsfields 4-15 Castleknock 1-5
Lucan Junior B's had an unusual abundance of players for this home game v Castleknock, and it was difficult to for the management to select the starting 15. A mixture of 2nd year minors, young juniors and a few more seasoned players proved the right formula as Lucan dominated from the start. Aidan Glover, Dan Duffy and Ross Ward led the front line with a point each but in truth having ten different scorers on the night was a huge boost for this team. Lucan scored 4 goals over the hour, the pick of which was a fine catch, turn and strike into the corner of the net by Joe Lakes. The Murphy brothers, Luke and Alan also helped themselves to a goal each, with Killian Boylan getting the other major.
Lucan Scorers: Shane Donahue 0-6 (0-6f). Alan Murphy 1-1, Killian Boylan 1-1, Luke Murphy 1-0, Joe Lakes 1-0, Anthony McNulty 0-2, Adam Finnerty, Daniel Duffy, Aidan Glover, Ross Ward, Peter Fagan 0-1 each.
AHL8: Lucan Sarsfields 4-9 Commercials 1-14.
The Lucan Junior B's followed up the win over Castleknock with a trip to Rathcoole to play Commercials. Lucan again had plenty of selection options. They started well, despite playing into a stiff breeze, but Commercials provided stiff opposition and Lucan trailed by 2 points at the break. With the wind at their backs in the second half, Lucan began to dominate with Alan Murphy showing his blistering pace with constant runs from the right corner and these runs paid dividend with Alan bagging a super goal. David Kavanagh got a brace of goals on the night, with Any Carroll getting the fourth. Commercials continued to raid at the other end and great credit is due to the Lucan defence in particular James Cavanagh, Ian Fitzgerald, Eoin Higgins and goalkeeper Eoghan Gately who all battled manfully to secure a four point win.
Lucan Scorers: David Kavanagh 2-1, Alan Murphy 1-2, Andrew Carroll 1-1, Killian Boylan 0-2, Anthony McNulty 0-2, Dan Duffy 0-1.