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Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes Monday 24 September

September 24, 2018

Well done to the Junior A ladies footballers who have again qualified for the Championship Final. A superb win vs N.Barrog. A disappointing weekend for the adult hurlers, as both our Senior and Junior A teams exited the Championship at the Quarterfinal stage. Jnr B hurlers did however secure a quarter final place with a good win over St. Sylvesters. Congratulations to our U14A hurlers who wrapped up the Div1 league title. 16A+B footballers and 16A+14A Ladies footballers and 16A Camogie had good wins in Championship. Well done to Jnr A Footballers who won the Stacy Cup.

Next up is Senior Camogie Championship and Senior footballers play in relegation play-off both this Sunday,  footballers are 11am in O’Toole Park, Camogie are away to Na Fianna at 10.30am

There was no winner of the lotto on the 20th September; the numbers were 4, 10, 14 and 15. Next weeks’ jackpot €3,000, draw will be managed by Seamus Clandillon and is sponsored by Fearghal Mc Carthy, Painter and Decorator. Lucky Dip Winners: John, Roisín Carey, Helen Prendergast, Ultan Tuite, Patty Moore. Play Online Or Tickets can be purchased at the Club, in Carey’s Newsagents, in Vesey Arms or Kenny’s Bar. 

More exciting news for the club as one of our long time sponsors Keane Windows has extend his partnership to include U8s & U9s across all 4 codes, a massive commitment from Pat and a great boost for the kids as they start their long journey with the club.

The Nagarhope Table Quiz held in the Clubhouse last Friday night was a social and financial success. All proceeds go to the building of a three roomed block in the Sathikurya Primary School in Nagarkot, north east of Kathmandu, Nepal. We had a full house, a monster raffle and a fun table quiz which everyone enjoyed. Thanks to all those who attended, donated spots and raffle prizes and made donations. A special word of thanks to Lucan Sarsfields; Carroll's Gastro Pub; Mattie for the quiz questions; to Irene, Kathleen, Niamh, Ray and Doc who ran the show; to Maeve and her bar staff; the Intermediate Ladies Football team, and to everyone who helped to make the night such a memorable, successful fundraiser.

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

CÚPLA FOCAL’ Club - every Monday commencing 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.

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

Up and coming date for the Diary, Lucan Scaresfields, Saturday 27th October 2018, Halloween Event for kids aged 4-11, 4.30pm to 8.30pm, sure to be a novel and great event.

Ladies Football Semi-Final Match Report
The Ladies footballers qualified for their second championship final in a row following a tense and dramatic 1-11 to 1-09 win over Naomg Barrog in The 12th Lock on Friday evening.

Lucan got off to a slow start and quickly fell 2 points behind. Laura Quinn steadied things with a point but Barrog responded with a goal from a free some 5 minutes later. Further points from Laura Quinn & Ciara McNamara reduced the deficit. Points were traded by both times for the remainder of the half with Lucan scores coming from Laura and Ciara again along with a free from Mairi Moynihan. At half time Lucan trailed by 1-6 to 0-6.

The second half was an end to end affair with neither team willing to yield. Lucan pointed early through Laura but Barrog responded with 2 points of the own. Lucan introduced Abbey Shiels after 40mins to devastating effect. Abby won the first ball into her, turned sharply and finished expertly to the delight of the large home contingent. Abby followed her goal with a great point on the run. However Barrog responded once again to leave Lucan a point down with just over 5 minutes remaining. Lucan dug really deep and somehow found 2 great scores from Katie Wisdom and Laura Quinn. Lucan closed out the game with Mairi Moynihan curling over a fine free to leave them victorious at the final whistle by 1-11 to 1-09.

Juvenile Football Report

Our U-16 footballers were in championship action this weekend.

A goal in the first minute of each half set the platform for a decisive win for Lucan Sarsfields U16B’s.

Ronan Carbury and Dean Walsh set the pace for both halves against a determined Clontarf side. Lucan started well with a point from play and while both teams took time to settle with 4 wides a piece, the tone was set for a battle to the end. A superb kick out from goalkeeper Oscar Nolan was caught by Cormac Porter, passed to Adam Conheady and followed onto Charlie Caseley for his first point of the game. Another couple of points were scored in quick succession by Adam Dunne and Dean Walsh, assisted ably by Ronan Carbury and Fintan Ward.

Clontarf were dominated in the centre of the pitch but they were dogged and continued with a couple of excellent points from their no’s 6 and 9. This was a game of goals though and after a brilliant run Jake Mooney assisted by Porter and Dunne passed onto Dean Walsh who buried the shot into the back of the net. 22mins into the game the score was 2-4 to 3 points in Lucan’s favour but was in no way reflective of the game as each of the players fought hard.

Clontarf forwards had a fantastic run in the last few minutes of the first half scoring another 3 points from play leading to a half time score of 2-4 to 6 points to Lucan.

Entering into the second half Lucan were up for the win and started with a substitution of Sean Balfe on for Harry Day. To Clontarf’s credit they made several attempts to get the second half scoring off the line but they were blocked all the way by a determined defence line and a strong breeze.Oscar Nolan’s kick outs were brilliantly accurate with him reaching his man every time. An amazing run started by Fintan Ward was finished by Conheady. A goal kick was caught by Charlie Caseley and he made a clean run up the centre of the pitch beating off the whole Clontarf midfield and half back line and then going on to score a great goal making the score 3-4 to 7 points. Clontarf battled on and scored a point from play and then had a great chance of goal but the Lucan goalie had other ideas and saved a cracker of a shot from Clontarf’s number 13 and this led them to a final gasp and they scored another point from play. Lucan’s Captain fantastic Adam Smith, the rock of the back line, led a great defence with Rory Mulhern and Fintan Ward but really not much was getting past them. A brilliant team goal was scored by Dean Walsh putting Clontarf to bed.

The final score line of 4-7 - 10 showcased a great, fair and well played match, however, we now look forward to another winning performance from this superb team of u16 lads when they play their final group game against Clanna Gael Fontenoy in two weeks time at home





R. Carbury 1-0

C. Caseley 1-1

A. Dunne 0-1

D. Walsh 1-3

A. Conheady 1-1

J. Mooney 0-1

Lineup: Oscar Nolan, Adam Smith, Fintan Ward, Rory Mulhern, Cormac Porter, Ronan Carbury, Adam Whyte, Simon Morgan, Adam Conheady, Adam Dunne, Charlie Caseley, Jake Mooney, Dean Walsh, Harry Day, Conor Byrne, Seàn Balfe & Josh Thunder.

Lucan Sarsfields U16A vs St Sylvesters A

Lucan U16As put in a blistering performance in their 2nd Championship Group 3 match to beat St Sylvesters convincingly on AGP3. 2 early goals in the first half from Oisin Twamley helped settle Lucan into a dominant position in the game. Sylvesters were strong and physical in the tackle but never really threatened a buoyant Lucan side. The first half ended with Lucan ahead 4-6 to 0-3. Sylvesters started the second half stronger and it looked like Lucan might let them back into the game. However they were unable to capitalise on their possession thanks to some strong defending from the Lucan backs. Lucan kicked back into their stride and scored 2-13 in the second half. A real positive for Lucan was the number of scorers hitting the target, with scores from 7 different players. As frustration grew on the Sylvesters side they had a man sent off for a striking action. Sylvesters were also awarded a late penalty, earning them their only goal of the match. A win now for Lucan in their final Group game against Na Fianna will ensure continued progress in the Championship.

Final score: Lucan Sarsfields 6-19 St Sylvesters 1-5

Lucan Team: Aidan O'Neill, Alec Birnie, Ben O'Toole, Brendan Ruddy, Charlie Keher, Cian Duffy, Colm Walsh, Derek Cahill, Eoin Power, Evin Dowling, Finan Breen, Jake Rooney, Mark Gormley, Oisin Ryan, Oisin Twamley, Paul Tuite, Sean Casey, Tiernan Mullen

Lucan Scorers: Oisin Twamley 2-5; Charlie Keher 1-5; Sean Casey 1-3; Jake Rooney 1-2; Evin Dowling 1-0; Colm Walsh 0-3; Oisin Ryan 0-1

Well done to all the teams competing at the weekend.

Adult Hurling Report

A disappointing weekend for Lucan adult hurlers, as both our Senior and Junior A teams exited the Championship at the Quarterfinal stage. All-Ireland Champions Cuala were much too good for Lucan in Parnell Park, while St Brigids came out on top in the Junior quarter-final in Russell Park. It was left to the Junior B’s to provide the positive note this week-end, as they recorded a big championship win over St Sylvesters and remain on course for a quarter-final place.

SHC Q’Final Cuala 2-26 Lucan Sarsfields 2-13.

Cuala showed why they are dual All-Ireland champions with a dominant display in this championship quarter-final. Cuala played with the aid of a strong breeze in the first half and were quickly out of the blocks building up a 6 points to 1 lead after 10 minutes. Lucan gradually worked their way into the game and managed to contain Cuala better, while picking of a few scores themselves. After 28 minutes the margin was 12 pts to 4, and with the second half-beckoning Lucan had hope that they could turn things around with the aid of the wind. However, in the remaining five minutes of the first half Cuala scored 6 points without reply to stretch the lead to 12 at the break, and there was no way back for Lucan. Lucan battled away in the second half and got some early scores but a Cuala goal mid-way through the half put the issue beyond doubt. Lucan did reply with goals from CJ Smith and Chris Crummey while Cuala closed the scoring with a goal from a penalty in injury time. Overall, Cuala were much the better team but Lucan will be disappointed not to have been more competitive as they struggled to find their best form on the day. Paul Rigney and Johnny McCaffrey were very solid in a busy Lucan defence while Ciaran Dowling and Paul Crummey were most prominent in a forward line that struggled throughout.

Lucan Team/Scorers: K Roche, P Smith, J Bellew, P Rigney, J McCaffrey (0-2f), C Crummey (1-0), L Walsh, R Smith, M McCaffrey (0-1), S McClelland (0-1f), P Crummey (0-1), C Dowling (0-6, 0-5f), E Allen (0-1f), P Kelly, B Coffey. Subs introduced: Emmett O’Conghaile (0-1), CJ Smith (1-0), K Fitzgerald, R Stapleton, M May.

JHC Q’Final St Brigids 1-18 Lucan Sarsfields 0-13.


The first half of this contest was very competitive as the teams matched score for score and St Brigids held the narrowest of margins at half-time, leading by 9 points to 8. Most of Lucan’s scores coming from the very reliable free taking of Tommy Somers. The second half began in a similar vein and the sides were level on a number of occasions before the decisive score came in the 45th minute. Brigids won a close in free and elected to go for goal. The initial attempt was saved but the Brigids forwards were more alert to the rebound and forced it home. Brigids took control from there and were comfortable winners as Lucan ran out of steam in the closing stages. Cillian Murray was very solid in goal for Lucan, with Brendan McGarry and Eoghan Seery performing very well in defence. Rob Lambert had an effective hour in midfield, while Tommy Somers, with 8 pointed frees, and the busy Paddy Wad were the pick of the forwards.

Lucan Team/Scorers: C Murray, A Lee, B McGarry, E Seery, R Twomey, J Byrne, T Clandillon, R Lambert, E Reynolds, T Somers (0-8f), A O’Neill, A Carroll (0-2), C O’Maolmhána (0-1), G Coleman, P Ward (0-2, 0-1s). Subs introduced: C Keenan, F Clandillon.

Stacy Cup Final Report

Lucan Sarsfields 1-20
Thomas Davis 1-09

Niall Cunningham
Seamus Keher
Anthony Norton
Conor McGrath
Shane Casey (C)
Colm Hickey
Eoghan Seery (0-1)
Tim Bradley
Mark Moran
Niall McKiernan (0-1)
Paul Sloan (0-1)
Simon Collins
Tommy Brennan (0-13)
John Doyle (1-3)
Mark Moore

Cian Torsney (0-1)
Graham Fay
Aidan Mitchell
David Bellew

A beautiful sunny September morning at the Lock, although a swirling wind may have been a factor in both sides getting the radar attuned. Especially early on. Although, once Lucan’s youthful inside line found the range, one suspected there was only going to be one winner.

Tommy Brennan & John Doyle missed a couple of frees each. Couple of other wides, but after a competitive 1st quarter it was pretty much a procession.
Only a Cian Torsney point broke the 2nd half monopoly. Not bad for a couple of young lads looking to find their feet at this level.

Eoghan Seery, Niall McKiernan & Paul Sloan added the rest. Each of them were notable scores, in particular a 60m driving run to the Davis 20m line by Niall. For the most part the plan was get the ball to the 2 young lads, & between them they worked the scores.

Davis kicked some awful wides. All through the game, and yet it could’ve been a different game, had they taken advantage of those chances. Early on they were able on 3 occasions, to get men in behind the Lucan defence but they failed to capitalize. On a 4th foray Seamus tangled with his man, and ref whistled for a penalty. Niall had no chance. Davis were in front and Lucan were struggling to link backs and forwards. If Davis’s had taken better care with these chances, Lucan might have been bridging a much greater deficit, when they finally began to find their rhythm.

Niall dropped back to sweep behind midfield & that early route to goal closed up. Lucan dominated from that point.

Mark Moran looked rusty, after his absence, but today will have cleared a few cobwebs. Tim Nids Shane & Sloaner linked well, & some of the inter passing was very good. Eoghan Seery was very involved & added real pace. Mark Moore didn’t trouble the umpires, but he did win frees. His pace is a real threat. Simon Collins was unlucky not to raise a green flag. After the rocky start the defence settled and were mostly in control, leaving Niall with a relatively quiet stint between the posts. A number of successful blocks were a feature of the game.

The 4 subs all brought energy to the team with their introduction. Cian adding a super point shortly after his introduction.

So Lucan retain the Stacy Cup, and Timmy collected his 2nd trophy of the weekend. No doubt Julie & the girls, and the newly minted Jamie, will be there to see can we retain the Stacy Cup in 2019.

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