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Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes Monday 03 September

September 03, 2018

A good weekend for the Dublin and a big well done to the Dublin team on completing the 4 in a row, more All Ireland Finals coming up and we wish Emer Keenan and Emma O’Flynn well as they prepare with the Dublin Premier Camogie team for the Final next weekend, 9th September vs Kerry, also the Dublin Ladies Senior Footballer team are preparing for the All Ireland Final vs Cork on the 16th September and we wish Ken Robinson and Paul Casey well as they look to win 2 in a row. Disappointment for our Senior hurlers losing to St. Brigids, next game is last group game in  Championship, Saturday vs Setanta in OToole Park 4pm, Jnr As play later that day, 6pm in the club.

A busy weekend of underage Championship, it started out with a hard two point win for our U14A ladies footballers, unfortunately both 15 teams lost, 13As had a one point win and 13B had a big win. The 16Bs finished the weekend off with a big win also. Our 16A hurlers had a big win vs Ballyboden 5-16 to 1-13 and put themselves in a commanding spot heading into the last group games. 16B team got a walkover from NaFianna. 15A hurlers had a disappointing loss in the quarterfinal of the A Championship. The 15Bs also lost out to a strong Counsel Gaels team. In Camogie 16A, 14B, 15B all had good wins, while with 15A and 14A weren’t in action. Unfortunately 13A and B were beaten. Ben Murphy recently thanked Dr James Hoey for his continued support of Camogie and the Club.

There was no winner of the lotto on the 30th August; the numbers were 1, 8, 18 and 28. Next weeks’ jackpot €1,800, draw will be managed by Edel Mooney and is sponsored by O’Grady’s Hearing Care Services. Lucky Dip Winners: John Mullen, Stagg, Kevin Graham, Karen Brodie, Gabriel. Play Online Or Tickets can be purchased at the Club, in Carey’s Newsagents, in Vesey Arms or Kenny’s Bar. 

Golf Society 

The Golf society’s Chairman John Clancy presented the €12,000 from the annual Golf Classic to club Chairman Ben Murphy on Thursday night, a big thank you to all player and Sponsors, who made in a great success. Also a massive thanks to our Golf Society Committee who make it all happen, 

Chairman: John Clancy Captain: Seamus Fagan Secretary: Michael O’Hara  Treasurer: Gerry Mescall  Handicap Secretary: Brian Mahon Committee: Liam Carton Jack Butler Pat Keane Robbie Breen


St. Margaret's Outing Results: Overall Winner John Clancy (21) 37pts BB9. 2nd Overall Eddie Shanagher (24) 37pts. Winner Category 1 Joe Donnelly (14) 36pts. Winner Category 2 Mick O'Hara (16) 35pts. Winner Category 3 Brian Mahon (24) 35pts.  Congratulations to all the winners. Next Outing is Captain Seamus Fagan’s Day it takes place Saturday 8th September in Tulfarris Golf Club. Tee-time: 11.30am – 12.40pm followed that evening by the Captain’s Dinner at 8pm in the Lucan Spa Hotel. The cost for the Golf is €35 and €25 for Dinner. The Dinner will be followed by music and song. Even if you can’t make the golf or don’t  play golf why not join us at the Captain’s Dinner. All are very Welcome. To book Golf and/or Dinner please text Seamus at 086 8168984.

CÚPLA FOCAL’ Club returns, every Monday commencing the 17th September in the clubhouse 7.30pm to 8.30 pm Spilt in Two groups, Beginners & Advanced; learn Irish in a fun way. Cost donation to Naraghone , interested email

Bingo is on Wednesdays 8:30pm.

Juvenile Football Report

Many of the juvenile football teams were back in action this week.

The U-8s played Kilmacud Crokes at home and St. Judes away from home.

The U-9s played St. Judes at home and Kilmacud Crokes away.

The U-10s played Na Fianna at home and Ballyboden St. Endas away.

The U-11s played Templogue St. Street away and also due to a bye fixture played a challenge against Rotoath GFC. In Meath. (pic above)

Lucan U11 footballers travelled to Terenure VEC grounds for 3 enjoyable games against a strong Templeogue Synge Street on Saturday morning.

In one of the games versus Templogue, it was a very positive morning with the boys applying themselves very well against a team that had some good footballers. There was Some very good goal keeping by Liam Mitchell in the first half. Lucan defended well, some good tackling, and some good passing moves. The team also scored very well and it was great to see a good few of the boys contribute to the score board. The stand out performers were Adam Norman and Ben Fitzgerald but all the boys tried very hard.


Liam Mitchell 1-3, Jack Miller, Ben Fitzgerald 1-2, Peter Devlin 0-01, Luke Keogh 0-01, Adam Norman 2-7, Ciaran Maloney, Leon Brennan 0-01, Calum Mitchell 1-02, Eric Delaney 2-00

In one of the other Lucans games versus Templogue, despite it being their first match back after the summer break the Lucan boys started strongly winning some good possession around midfield and were moving the ball well but TSS were dedending resolutely.  Lucan got on the scoreboard with points from K Costello, G Lynch and L Whelan. Lucan goals followed from D Horan, O Brennan & M O’ Brien to stretch Lucans lead before TSS responded with some good scores of their own.  Despite their early dominance Lucan needed some great defending from P Dunne, M Byrne & D Taffe while E Flynn in goal was playing very well with great kick outs and saves. Half time saw Lucan lead by 4-8 to 2-9 but they knew they would have to work hard in the second half to hold off a determined TSS. Lucan started the second half again dominating possession but some wayward shooting and over playing the ball along with great defending by TSS kept Lucan from scoring, while TSS closed the gap with a few scores of their own on the break. Lucan began to move the ball quicker and some great passing moves led to 3 quick goals to stretch Lucans lead. TSS kept battling however and struck back with a few scores scores of their own but Lucan finished strongly.. Well done to all on a great team performance.

Lucan team & scores: Evan Flynn, Phelim Dunne, Mark Byrne, Daniel Taffe, Gavin Lynch (0-2), Killian Costello (0-3), Michael O'Brien (3-1), Oscar Brennan (2-5), Liam Whelan (1-1), Dylan Horan (2-2).

Another group of U-11 footballers made the trip to Rotoath in Meath for a challenge match. Rotoath proved great hosts and each Lucan team got three very competitive games. There were some great skills on show from both sides and the boys really enjoyed the experience and especially the refreshments kindly provided by Rotoath afterwards.

The U12 A footballers played Templeogue Synge Street in Bushy Park on Friday evening. Straight from the throw in Lucan imposed themselves on the game and raced into an early lead and dominated the early exchanges. However Templeogue responded with a quick goal and point which left Lucan with a six point half time lead.

The second half saw Lucan dominate with superb defending and the Lucan forwards making good use of possession to run out comfortable winners 4.11 to 1.4.


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

The U12 third team were beaten by Vincents with a scoreline of 2.6 to 0.0. This was a refixture and resulted in a stronger than usual Vincents team. It was Lucan's first game back after the Summer break and it took a few minutes for Lucan to get into the game. Lucan's goalkeeper kept Lucan in the game by saving a penalty in the 1st half and continued to impress for the rest of the game.The Lucan defence were out standing in the second half. Lucan  had plenty of scoring chances throughout the match , but a lack of match fitness showed, resulting in wides and misses in front of goal. However, Lucan never gave up and the boys put in a battling performance to the end.

In the U-13 Division 1 game, Lucan fell to a very strong Kilmacud Crokes team.

Th U13 B team suffered a narrow loss to a strong Oliver Plunketts team on Saturday in Martin Savage Park. Having been beaten by 19 points in the home fixture in April it looked ominous when OP took a 1-2 to no score lead early in the first half but Lucan played some of their best football of the year to turn the game around and lead by 1-10 to 1-3 at half time. The lads patiently worked the ball up the field for their scores and worked ferociously when OP had the ball to stop their attacks.

Plunketts, who are second in the league , started the second half very strongly and got a few goals to turn the game back in their favour  and lead by 5 points. But the boys didn't let their heads drop and battled back to level the game with about 5 mins left on the clock. Unfortunately Plunketts went back in to a 3 point lead and despite an heroic last effort from the boys we couldn't get the goal needed and lost by 2 points on a score of 6-8 to 3-15. Considering the physical size and ability of the Plunketts team it was an outstanding performance by the boys who should be very proud of their efforts.

It was an excellent team effort and it is hard to single any players out but Lee Murphy pulled off some fantastic saves in the second half to ensure Plunketts didn't get too far ahead and Dillon Ryan, Daragh Kenna, Darragh Meehan, Josh Delaney and Ryan Dunne were to the fore for the whole game.

Team: Lee Murphy, Josh Murphy, Sean Corry, Aidan Barry, Dillon Ryan, Calum Conway, Daragh Kenna, Darragh Meehan (0-4), Ben Armstrong, Kevin Gormley (0-2), Joshua Delaney (1-2), Ryan Dunne (0-5) , Ross Murray, Niall Melvin (1-0), Oran Smith (1-1), Luke McGovern, Dylan Hynes (0-1), Cillian Gormley

In the U-13 Division 10 league game, Lucan had a great win against Erins Isle on a score line of 3-11 to 3-07.

The U14A footballers had a home game against Clontarf on a warm September afternoon up at the 12th lock.  Teamwork was the order of the day as the lads worked their socks off for each other culminating in so many different scorers but more importantly in players working for each other and both defending and attacking as a unit.  The lads ran out an easy victory in the end by 11-27 to 1-05.  A great team performance.

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

In the U-14 Division 7 game, Lucan received a walk over from Round Towers Lusk.

 Well done to all the teams competing at the weekend.

A loss for Seniors and a win for Junior Bs was the outcome of the final league weekend before Championships resumes next week. See match reports below.

All 3 adult teams have Championship outings next weekend. The Seniors play Setanta in O'Toole Park at 4pm. A quick dash back to 12th Lock then for Junior As v Ballyboden at 6pm, then on Sunday afternoon the Junior Bs travel to Clontarf Road to play Scoil Ui Chonail at 3pm.
AHL 1: Lucan Sarsfields 0-15 St Brigids  3-13.
Lucan Seniors had a disappointing defeat to St Brigids in their penultimate league game. They now need to beat Cuala in the final round to avoid a relegation playoff. Lucan started quite well and lead by 3pts to 1 after 10 minutes. However, Brigids then took control and were 1-4 to 0-3 ahead by the 20th minute. That goal was the margin at half-time 1-7 to 0-7. A second Brigids goal soon after half-time stretched the lead and when they added a third midway through the half there was no way back for Lucan. A late penalty gave Lucan a glimmer of hope but  Alan Nolan in the Brigids goal denied Seanie McClellands effort. Overall, Brigids were much the better on the night, showing greater physicality and work rate in the middle third, and taking their goal chances. John Bellew, Luke Walsh and Ciaran Dowling put in decent shifts for Lucan.

Lucan Team/Scorers: K Roche, B Aird, P Rigney, L Walsh, J McCaffrey, C Crummey, J Bellew, M McCaffrey (0-1), R Smith (0-1), C Dowling (0-6, 0-2f), S McClelland (0-1), M May, E Allen (0-3, 0-2f), P Kelly (0-2), P Crummey (0-1). Subs introduced E O'Conghaile, T Somers, R Stapleton, R Ward.

AHL8: St Josephs OCB 3-12 Lucan Sarsfields 5-12.
Lucan Junior Bs continued their recent run of form with a great win over St Josephs OCB. The match was played in the tight confines of Fairview Park on the morning before the All-Ireland and the hosts struggled for numbers requiring a 13 aside game even though about 20 players made the journey from Lucan. The first half was a goal-fest with 8 scored before the interval, with Lucan edging it 5-6 to 3-7. The Lucan goal scorers were Alan Murphy (2), Ciaran Keane, Shane Donohue and Eoghan O'Connor. The second half was a tighter affair as the goals dried up but Lucan retained the upper hand picking off some nice points while denying St Joseph's goal opportunities at the other end. Lucan had a comfortable and deserved 6 point margin at the end.

Lucan Team/Scorers: D Tomney, S Stapleton, S Farrell, I Fitzgerald, J Cavanagh,  S O'Keefe, A McNulty (0-3), D Kavanagh (0-2), C Keane (1-7, 0-4f), K Boylan, S Donohue (1-0), A Murphy (2-0), E O'Connor (1-0). Subs introduced: E Kyne, J Lakes, T Heffernan, M Quaid, S Keegan, G Butler

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