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Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes Monday 10 September
September 10, 2018
Massive Congratulations to Captain Emer Keenan, Emma O’Flynn and the management and squad of the Dublin Premier Camogie team on securing the All-Ireland on Sunday, we look forward to welcoming the Cup back to Lucan Sarsfields. Next up is the Dublin Ladies Senior football team and we wish Ken Robinson and Paul Casey and the rest of the management and squad luck as they take on Cork this weekend. Let’s hope another Cup is secured.
Senior hurlers secured top spot with a narrow win over Setanta next up Cuala in the Quarter Final.
Senior Footballers play last Championship group game on Saturday 5.30pm vs St. Vincents, O’Toole Park, support always welcome and appreciated.
Mixed results for our Juveniles in Championship – 16B ladies football lost out to Na Fianna by 3 points, however 14B the following night had a super win to overover Castleknock A to make it two from two in Championship. Unfortunately 15A B and 13B all lost over the weekend. The Minor Ladies footballers will be looking to make it two from two in Championship and take on Castleknock in the Lock tonight at 6:45pm – Let’s get up and Support.
Well done to both u13A &B hurling teams this week. On Thursday evening the u13a team had a good win over Ballyboden. The lads had a slow start but finished well with a 5-8 to 2-7 win to maintain a 2nd place in their Division 1 league. The U13B hurlers had a great win over Div 4 leaders Maurs in their last league game with a scoreline of 3-8 to 0-3. On Sunday morning in O'Toole Park saw the commencement of the u13 hurling Dublin development squads. Lucan Sarsfields had 6 players representing the club. The best of luck to Sean Langton, Daragh Lyons, Cathal Kennedy, Ryan Clancy, Daragh Meehan and Daragh O'Toole in their trials.
14A Hurling had a good win and can secure the league title by beating Kilmacud Crokes in their next game, on the 22/9 away. 14B hurling are also in contention for league honours and got a walkover from St. Vincent’s at the weekend.
Disappointment for out U16A footballers in Championship, a big win for the 16B though, Full Juvenile football report below.
There was no winner of the lotto on the 6th September; the numbers were 5, 7, 12 and 28. Next weeks’ jackpot €2,200, draw will be managed by Edel Mooney and is sponsored by Coláiste Laichtín, Inis Oírr. Lucky Dip Winners: John Kerins, Gerry Butcher, Melissa Dawson Hodson, Elizabeth McCarthy and Gerry McAndrew. Play Online Or Tickets can be purchased at the Club, in Carey’s Newsagents, in Vesey Arms or Kenny’s Bar.
Lot of the other social elements of the club return after the summer break
Sars Stars – ‘GAA for All’ resumes on Tuesday 11th September following a very successful first series before the summer.
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 email@example.com.
The 25 Card Drive resumes on Friday 12th October 2018 and will continue every Friday to May 2019 in the Clubhouse Bar. Time: 9.00pm. 1st Prize: €50, 2nd Prize if 3 or more tables .
Entry: €5 per person
Everyone is welcome - from beginners to those who played years ago and would like to resume playing so please spread the word! Club membership is NOT a requirement. Call Bill Ryan for further information at 086-8500376
Unfortunately Captain’s Day had to be rescheduled. It will now take place this Saturday 15th September in Kilcock Golf Club. Tee-time: 10.00am – 12.00pm followed that evening by the Captain’s Dinner at 8pm in the Lucan Spa Hotel. The cost for the Golf is €25 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 by 9.00pm Monday 10th September. Apologies for the inconvenience caused.
Bingo is on Wednesdays 8:30pm.
We would like to remind members that they should give due consideration to local residents who live within this area of AGP 2 / 3 when using the pitch facilitates we request all club members to park in allocated parking areas and to refrain from parking on residential roads within the estates.
Juvenile Football Report
Some of the juvenile football teams were in championship action this week.
On Thursday evening, the U-15 A team had a great win against St. Patricks Donabate in a top of the table clash.
In a very bruising and physical encounter Lucan grinded out a 3-13 to 4-8 win. After a blistering opening 15 minutes Lucan led by 7 points with great work and interplay from midfield and forwards. Pats slowly got back into game with 2 goals before half time and Lucan led by 2 points at half time. The second half went score for score and Lucan picked up few injuries to key players but managed to hold on for their toughest win to date. There was a great display from the Lucan defence in the second half and some vital turnover balls were won at key moments in the game.
Top scorers - Jack Lawlor 2-3, Sam Noctor 1-2, Adam Whyte 0-4, Jack O'Donnell 0-2.
Team - Adam Gilmore, Aidan Sheary, Sean Harkness, James Finn, Cillian Morrissey, Jamie Lavin, Rian Carey, Samuel Keogh, Stephen Ramsey, Louis Butler, Jack O'Donnell, Matthew Coogan, Sam Noctor, Jack Lawlor, Adam Whyte, Tony Mulqueen, Brendan Kavanagh, Neil O'Leary and Shane Coffey.
In the U-15 Division 6 league game also played on Thursday evening, Lucan fell to a narrow defeat to Naomh Fionnbarra on a score line of 4-07 to 2-10.
On Saturday then, it was the turn of the U-16 teams to begin their championship campaigns.
Lucan U16As kicked off their Championship run with a defeat to a spirited Thomas Davis. The match was played at Thomas Davis home grounds and the home team, backed by vocal local support, started strongly. Lucan on the other hand seemed rusty after the long summer break and it showed on their alertness and on some wayward passing. Davis’s dominated the opening 20 minutes of the 1st half but as Lucan got going they managed to take control with 10 minutes of the 1st half to go, finishing the stronger side. Half time score Lucan 1-6, Thomas Davis 2-8.
Lucan came out strong in the 2nd half and matched Davis’s score for score. With less than 10 minutes to go Lucan were just 1 point behind and looking good. However Davis’s broke away on the counter attack and scored a goal. Lucan finished on an attacking onslaught, at one stage hitting the bar and unfortunately missing a few frees.
The match ended with Davis’s winning by 5 points.
Final score: Lucan Sarsfields 2-11 Thomas Davis 3-13
Lucan Team: Alec Birnie, Ben O'Toole,Charlie Keher,Colm Walsh,Declan Lawlor,Derek Cahill,Eoin Power,Evin Dowling,Finan Breen,Jake Rooney,Mark Gormley,Oisin Ryan,Oisin Twamley,Paul Tuite,Sean Casey
Lucan Scorers: Colm Walsh 0-7; Charlie Keher 2-1; Oisin Ryan 0-1; Ben O’Toole 0-1; Evin Dowling 0-1
In the U-16 C Championship Lucan played St Pats of Palmerstown.
The final score was Lucan 4-13 St Pats 3-3.
After a relatively long summer break and coming off the back of 2 very close loses in the last two games of the league, the mentors all waited anxiously to see what team was going to show up on Saturday. With this U16 team, if the attitude is right, they can play some great football.
Thankfully, they all arrived chomping at the bit to get going again. The game was played in the old fashioned way of 4 lines with no sweepers or defensive plays which made for a great spectacle. And it wasn’t long until Jake Mooney opened the score with a well worked point.
Lucan were 1-4 to 1-0 up after 15 minutes which scores coming from the half back line too. It was a close first half with Lucan leading by only 4 points at half time by 2-8 to 3-1. 10 scores against 4 showed the defensive strength Lucan had. Fintan Ward has his work cut out with the St Pats full
forward who was extremely powerful when he got the ball. But the physicality of all the backs thwarted most of his possessions.
In the second half, Lucan kept the same pace as the first half right up to the final whistle. The movement off the ball and the desire of every team member to want the ball wore down St Pats. Lucan outscored them in the second half by 2-5 to 0-2. The strength in depth was highlighted by the fact that 12 of the 17 players on the panel all scored from play. In the dying minutes of the game, the intensity never let up with St Pats players being forced out of play by Simon Morgan and Rory Mulhern.
A great win and hopefully this will be the start of a great campaign.
Well done to all the teams competing at the weekend.
Adult Hurling Report
Our three adult hurling teams were in action as the Championships resumed after the long summer break. The seniors had a narrow 1 point win over Setanta to progress to the quarterfinals as group winners, the Junior A's were well beaten by Ballyboden but still progress to the quarters, while the Junior B's had a big win over Scoil Ui Chonaill and are on course for the quarter finals with two group games remaining. Match reports below. Next week see Minor Hurling Championship commence with our Minor As facing a tricky tie away to Cuala in the ‘A’ Championship, 11am Shanganagh Park, support always welcome and appreciated. Our B team have a bye.
SHC: Lucan Sarsfields 0-17 Setanta 0-16.
Lucan came through by the minimum margin in a tight dour encounter. Setanta competed well throughout and never made it easy for Lucan who struggled to find any fluency or pattern in their attacking play. Setanta started well and lead by 2 to 1 after a low scoring opening 10 minutes. Lucan had levelled 4 points each after 20 mins and gained a narrow advantage by half-time, leading 8 pts to 7. Most of Lucan's first half scores came from distance as the inside forwards struggled to make inroads. Lucan threatened to open a gap early in the second half but Setanta hung in and responded to every Lucan score, eventually levelling the game 14 points each with 10 minutes remaining. A score from substitute Emmet O'Conghaile and two late strikes from Ciaran Dowling gave Lucan the edge in the end. This was not a vintage Lucan performance but they managed the win nonetheless and can now look forward to a quarterfinal date against All-Ireland champions Cuala. The standout performers on the day for Lucan were all in defence with Luke Walsh, Paul Rigney and Johnny McCaffrey all to the fore.
Lucan Team/Scorers: K Roche, P Smith, P Rigney, L Walsh (0-2), J McCaffrey (0-2), C Crummey (0-2), J Bellew, M McCaffrey (0-1), S McClelland, C Dowling (0-3), R Smith (0-1), P Crummey (0-1), E Allen (0-2f), P Kelly (0-1), B Coffey. Subs introduced: Eoghan O'Conghaile (0-1), CJ Smith, Emmet O'Conghaile (0-1).
JHC: Lucan Sarsfields 1-6 Ballyboden 1-19.
Lucan's Junior A's were well beaten by a strong Ballyboden side. Lucan were missing a few regulars and struggled to compete from the off as Ballyboden stretched into an early lead which they never relinquished. They lead 4pts to 1 after 15 minutes and by half time it was 0-11 to 0-5. Any possibility of a comeback was extinguished when Boden goaled early in the second half and stretched the lead to 1-16 to 0-5 by the 45th minute. Lucan continued to battle bravely and got a few late scores with Johnny Byrne's goal, a deft flick from a Rob Lambert delivery, the highlight.
Lucan Team/Scorers: C Murray, D Reynolds, B McGarry, T Swords, T Clandillon, R Lambert, E Reynolds, I Crowley, A Lee, A O'Neill (0-2), P Ward (0-1), C Keenan, O O'Brien (0-1f), A Duff, J Byrne (1-2). Sub: F Clandillon.
JDHC: Scoil Ui Chonaill 0-5 Lucan Sarsfields 3-21.
Lucan Junior B's brought their strong recent league form into the championship with a very comprehensive win over hosts Scoil Ui Chonaill in Clontarf. Lucan started with the benefit of a strong wind and took an early lead with a goal from Alan Murphy. A succession of points followed and by half-time Lucan lead 1-9 to 0-1. A more competitive second half was anticipated as Lucan faced into the wind, but an early second half goal from David Kavanagh gave Lucan plenty breathing space and they pressed on for a comprehensive win with Murphy getting his second goal to seal the vicotory. This was an excellent team performance from Lucan, particularly in the second half when they played some nice combination hurling against the wind, finding their passes and working the ball up to the forwards who were very accurate on the day.
Lucan Team/Scorers: A Glover, S Stapleton, S Farrell, I Fitzgerald, L Murphy, J Cavanagh, P Fagan (0-1), A Finnerty (0-1), A McNulty (0-1), S Donohue (0-2), D Kavanagh (1-1), C Keane (0-8, 0-5f), K Boylan (0-2), A Murphy (2-3, 0-1f), R Ward. Subs introduced: G Millea (0-2), D Reidy, M Quaid, S O'Keeffe, E Kyne, G Butler.