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Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes Sunday 16 September 2018

September 16, 2018

A Big Congrats to the Dublin Ladies Senior Football on completing the 2-in-a-row and to our own Ken Robinson and Paul Casey who are part of the management team. 

Disappointment for our Senior footballers who lost to St. Vincent’s, the now play a relegation match vs Parnells. Well done to our Senior Camogie team who opened their Championship with a win. The Senior Hurlers are out this Sunday vs Cuala 4pm in Parnell Park.

Jnr A footballers game didn’t go ahead, Jnr Bs had a good win away to Ballymun, match report below. Inter Camogie lost out to a strong Ballyboden team. Our 16 hurlers secured a Championship semi-final spot, after being 8pts down at half time they rallied to beat St Vincent’s , they now face Castleknock in the semi-final. 15A footballers had a good win vs Cuala and sit top of the league. 14A footballers also had a strong win and a win in their next game will secure the league title. 15A Camogie had a hard fought victory over Kilmacud Crokes in Championship, great win as well for 14B vs NaFianna A. 14A, 16A+B all won as well. 13B lost to a strong Faughs/Celtic A. Minor hurlers opened Championship with a draw away against Cuala, next up Ballyboden.

Our Junior A Ladies footballers had a big win during the week in league as they prepare for the Championship semi-final vs Naomh Barrog at home Friday 7:30pm Support very much welcome.

Well done to Minor Footballer Mark Lavin who was selected on the Minor Football team of the year, and also to Senior Hurler Chris Crummey on his All Star nomination, great achievements for both. 

There was no winner of the lotto on the 13th September; the numbers were 2, 11, 12 and 24. Next weeks’ jackpot €2,600, draw will be managed by Josephine Donohue and is sponsored by Newcastle Golf Centre. Play Online Or Tickets can be purchased at the Club, in Carey’s Newsagents, in Vesey Arms or Kenny’s Bar. 

Golf Society Seamus Fagan’s Captains Day Results.

Captains Prize Winner, Dave Cullen (14) 35pts, Second Seamus Fagan (12) 35 pts, Third Stephen Murphy (13) 34pts

Category 1 Winner Jack Butler (15) 32pts, Category 1 runner-up Mick O’Hara (16) 31pts.

Category 2 Winner Billy Hayes (19) 33pts, Category 2 runner-up Dave Murray (18) 32pts BB9.

Category 3 Winner Pat Keane (23) 32pts, Category 3 runner-up Liam Carton (31) 26pts BB3.

Nearest the Pin Mick Roche, Longest Drive Seamus Fagan.

Golfer of the Year Joe Donnelly (cover picture)

Congratulations to all the winners.

Thanks to Kilcock Golf Club and also to the Lucan Spa Hotel for hosting the Captains Dinner. Special thanks to Gerry and Cathal Reynolds, Seamus Clandillon, Stephen Murphy and all those who entertained us on a very enjoyable evening.

Congratulations and good luck to Gerry Mescall who is the Society Captain for 2019.

Nagarhope is holding a fundraising Table Quiz in the Clubhouse on Friday 21st. September at 8.30pm. Please help Doc Clandillon build a Primary School Block in Nagarkot, Nepal. Recovering from the devastating earthquake in April 2015, Doc's school is expanding and giving a future to children in Nepal through education.

Form a team, come along and have an enjoyable evening including a short slide show/video of Nagarhope's progress on the ground so far. Tables of 4: €40. Your support can make a huge difference to those who lack the essentials we have in Ireland.

CÚPLA FOCAL’ Club continues every Monday if interested email

Sars Stars – ‘GAA for All’ has resumed, is on every Tuesday, 5:00-5:45pm  following a very successful first series before the summer.

Bingo is on Wednesdays 8:30pm.

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

New Partnership Unveiled – we are delighted to announce an exceptional new partnership, with Sherry FitzGerald.As part of the new partnership Sherry FitzGerald have agreed to support the Ladies Football and Camogie Sections for the next 3 years. At the official unveiling club Chairman Ben Murphy thanked Sherry FitzGerald and look forward to potential of this exciting new partnership.

Juvenile Football Report

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

Our U-8 footballers were away to Ballinteer St. Johns and at home to Templogue Synge Street.

The Ballinteer games proved to be tough physical games. Good kick outs from Samuel combined with great defensive play by Eoghan & Ronan helped Reece & Alex push on and attack. In the other games Dáithi & the 2 Daire/Darraghs picked off good scores, with Lee showing composure under pressure. Donal, Quin, Matthew, Andrew, Oisin, Luke, Liam & Tommy did well in their games.

Group 1 played TSS at home and had a tough morning. Conor, Victor and Léon had some nice scores aided by Kyle, Alex, Darragh & Ethan. Johnny, Rory, Sean & Dylan had tricky games but battled right to the end.  TSS had 3 strong teams and they proved to be competitive.

The boys U-9 footballers had Naomh Olaf at home and played Ballyboden St. Endas away.

Lucans U-9 boys sent out 65 players for football matches on Saturday morning.

3 teams played Naomh Olafs at the 12th lock and all played really well and showed all the skills they practice in training.

Group 2 were playing against Ballyboden and the 3 teams all played brilliant football showing great team work, skill and passion on what was a perfect morning for football.

Team 1 made up of Lorcan, Daniel, killian, Sean W, Cian D, Sean O'F,  Cillian B, James B and Mathew were up against a strong Ballyboden side who had a couple of very good footballers, but the boys did their very best and really held their own in the 2nd half with some great skills on the ball, fierce tackling when opposition and the ball. Cian made some good saves in goals, Lorcan score a wonderful goal, Sean W's tackling and tracking back were awesome, Mathew did really well up front, Cillian ran all morning even without getting too many chances for scores,  James was always looking for the ball and showed some great passing skills, Daniel's skills were on show too as he soloed out of defence and looked for team mates further up the field, Sean O'F  was awesome in defence dispossessing  the opposition on a number of occasions and Killian was fierce in his tackles and use the ball really well when he got his chance.  The boys did themselves proud and showed great heart on a tough morning on the field for them.

The U-10s played Fingallians away and Skerries Harps at home and acquitted themselves very well in all the matches at this age group.

The U-11s played Naomh Olaf at home and Geraldine P. Morans away on Saturday morning. These were all competitive games in which the boys did really well.

In one of the matches versus Geraldine P. Morans Lucan had the hill in the first half and started very brightly. Lucan moved the ball fast with lots of support play and some good scores. Geraldine P. Morans  came back in the second half and took the lead. But Lucan showed great spirit to turn it around in the last ten minutes and scored some great points in that period, James Dunne, Patrick O’Connor, Conor Healy, Alex Leonard, Conor Healy, Cian Waterhouse and Cian Gavin impressed for Lucan on this occasion. Cian O'Gara. James Dunne 0-01. Robert Melvin. Conor Healy 0-02. Patrick O'Connor 1-05. Alex Leonard 2-00. Cian Gavin 2-02. Cian Waterhouse 3-2. Darragh Coilfeir.

In the other game in Geraldine P. Morans, Lucan played a very competitive team. Playing against the wind and up the hill in the first half Lucan played very well. From the back Olan Sullivan received most kick outs from Evan Whelan and the ball was moved through the lines. Lucan got some great scores particularly from Alexander Bollard and Adam McMahon.  Everyone was getting involved and all in all a very satisfactory first half.

The second half was much closer with Geraldine P. Morans storming back into the game. Lucan never gave up though and played until the end.

Best for Lucan on this occasion were Alexander Bollard, Olan Sullivan, Evan Whelan, Luke Kehoe and Adam McMahon.

Scores: Alexander 1-5, Adam McMahon 0-4, Luke Kehoe 1-2

The U-12s were also in League action. In Division 2, Lucan took on Fingallians. Lucan started slowly and were soon a few goals down. However they battled back and got to within three points at half time. In the second half, a similar pattern emerged when Fingallians scored a couple of quick goals and points and moved 11 points clear. However, Lucan staged a great recovery and ended up scoring five goals in the second half, the last of which won the game in the dying minutes. Special credit to the team for never giving up and playing to the end. Final score Lucan 8-05, Fingallians 6-08.

In Division 5 of the U-12 League, Lucan fell to a narrow defeat to Castleknock on a score line of 1-17 to 3-08. In Division 9 of the league, Lucan fell to Na Fianna on a score line of 7-09 to 2-04.

In the U-13 Division 1, Lucan lost out to Thomas Davis on a score line of 4-05 to 1-08. In Division five, Lucan fell to a very strong Beann Eadair side on a score line of 6-16 to 6-06 while in Division 10, Lucan fell to Erins Isle.

In Division 1 of the U-14 football league, Lucan’s good run continued with a win against Na Fianna on a score line of 4-12 to 1-08 while in Division 7, Lucan lost out to Fingallians in a very tight game by three points on a score line of 3-12 to 3-09.

The final team in action this weekend then was the U-15 team in Division 3 of the league. Their recent good form also continued as they won out against Cuala away from home by 4-10 to 1-11. There was some great movement of the ball by the team and some fantastic defending towards the end of game. It was a fully deserved win and there was great character shown from all the squad.


Well done to all the teams competing at the weekend.

Junior Championship report from special correspondent who was lucky to get out of the dressing room!
Pairc Ciceam
Lucan Sarsfields 5-12 (3-2) v 2-14 (0-6) Ballymun Kickham’s

DKelly (0-1)
AGlover (0-1)
CCrowley (0-2)
CBradley (0-4)
CRussell (1-0)
DFarrell (1-1)
DCrowley (0-1)
KBoylan (1-0)

DParsons 23m (1-0)
CCarbery 30m (1-1)
JTackaberry 39m (0-1)
ETighe 45m
SO’Shea Kelly 50m
ACasey 55m

This team has no chance on the pitch if they can’t sort out the dressing room. Scenes in the dressing room after the game can only be described as unacceptable. Your reporter lays all the blame with out of control selectors. Least said soonest mended, so we’ll say no more!

What a start! Less than 30secs in and Killian was right man, right place. I can’t say anymore as I was still getting my stopwatch sorted. I did manage to see David raise a 2nd green flag after less than 4mins. Kickham’s settled and for the next 25mins completely dominated. They kicked 6 unanswered points, along with twice as many wides.

Scores were level for 5+ mins, and the next score seemed vital. Lucan would’ve been happy to hear the whistle with matters level. Instead David, barely on for Nathan, was ready to use his height to bat the ball home. Albeit at the 2nd attempt. Chris picked up a poor kickout, & Donal latched onto an excellent through ball to make a tally of 1-2 in added time!

Ballymun turned round with a better, more accurate, kicking game. Lucan’s finishing 1-2 was quickly cancelled out by 1-2 from the green & red.

Again the game was in the balance. Rusty came over the hill on his trusty steed and bagged a great goal. Ballymun fought back with a couple of points, but Lucan were growing in confidence, and another super substitution by the sideline saw Ciaran bag a 5th goal. This heralded a deep purple patch, as Lucan added 1-6 without reply, and an excellent victory. A late home side goal was only a consolation. Jordan, another sub, pointed and then a final signature point from young Glover!

A good win on a sunny day by the airport. A great turn out. The subs were excellent, including the support from lads that didn’t get a run today: Mark, Rob, Ian & Mossy. Sean, Eoin & Andy did get on and all 3 brought added value when we needed some new legs.

Conor in goal, returning from injury was solid. Just did his job. Justin, Niall, and the 2 Conors on the wings defended stoutly, against a team with real speed. Odhran put in a good shift. Maybe a great shift since he was carrying Nathan around the middle. Nathan was carrying a knock!

Still a pity about all that hullabaloo in the dressing room!

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