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Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes Monday 01 October

October 01, 2018

Hard luck to our Junior A Ladies who lost out in the County Final to a very good Castleknock side, the club is still very proud of the girls efforts and well done to Paul and his management team. Thanks to section sponsor Sherry FitzGerald also. 

Well done to both Jnr Football teams good wins in Championship. Also U15 Camogie had a good win and advance to Championship semi-final vs NaFianna at home on Sun 14 Oct. U15 footballers had a good win, following a lovely penalty from Sam Naughton (check out the twitter video) and took a big step towards securing the league title. U14A camogie had an important victory over St Brigids in Championship. U16 LF had a good win vs St. Finians S in Championship and qualified for the semi-final. Hard luck to the U16A hurlers who after extra time lost out to a strong Castleknock team, a very gallant and gusty performance from our lads after finding themselves trailing by a big margin coming down the home straight, a lot of good performances and a lot of good hurlers who we wish success now as they move in adult ranks. 

Great to see the club a buzz with activity on Friday night, and again on Sunday, supporting our Minor & U16 hurlers and Junior Footballers.

We send our best wishes to Jessie McClelland who suffered a bad injury while playing Senior Camogie Championship on Sunday morning. We wish Jess a speedy recovery.

Well done to our Record breakers!! 50 players from the club took part in  the biggest hurling training session ever, according to the Guinness World Records. 1,772 children from all over Ireland.

It was a bright, but cold Sunday evening that saw 50 very excited Lucan Sarsfields players and 9 mentors head off to Croke park. As part of their 20th birthday celebrations, the Croke Park Museum were attempting to break a World Recordfor largest hurling training session and we had been invited to send 50 players aged between 10 and 13 - places on the squad of 50 being keenly sought.Clubs from all over the Country were represented and the sea of club colours was an incredible sight.

Then it was time to go down to train on the hallowed turf and the excitement levels rose even further. However when the time came, the players all clicked into training mode and were excellent ambassadors for the club in their behaviour and skill levels demonstrated.

We all were back to the stand then with our complimentary lunch bag and the announcement made - we officially have record-breakers as part of our club membership! 1,772 children created the record for the largest hurling training session. Huge Congratulations to all

The Club is looking to appoint management for our U21 hurlers this year. If interested contact before Thurs Oct 4th.

There was no winner of the lotto on the 27th September; the numbers were 2, 23, 27 and 28. Next weeks’ jackpot €3,400, draw will be managed by Gerry McAndrew and is sponsored by REA McDonald Auctioneers. Lucky Dip Winners: Riann McGann, Terese Quinn, Paul Smith, Maureen Carpenter, Pat Keane.  Play Online here Or Tickets can be purchased online, at the Club, in Carey’s Newsagents, in Vesey Arms or Kenny’s Bar.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Child Protection in Sport ( Safe Guarding 1) - the next workshop will be on Monday 8th October in Club house @7.15 sharp , it is a legal requirement for all those working with / coaching children to have this completed . Mentors NEED to pre - book with the clubs Children's Officer via text - 0863799270 or email as places limited.

Date for the Diary, Lucan Scaresfields, Saturday 27th October 2018, Halloween Event for kids aged 4-11, 4.30pm to 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

CÚPLA FOCAL’ Club - every Monday in the clubhouse 8pm to 9pm - Two groups, Beginners & Advanced; learn Irish in a fun way. Cost donation to Naraghone , 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.

Juvenile Football Report

There was a lot of football action across all of our CCC1 and CCC2 teams this weekend.

The 2011 group of the Boy's Academy (U-7s) played in their first football blitz on Saturday as an U-7 team.  They travelled to Bray Emmets and fielded 4 teams and played 3 matches each.  They relished the occasion and went straight into their first matches full of confidence. The performances were fantastic - from their passing and team-play to their running and soloing and tackling.  They took plenty of scores throughout the matches and everybody thoroughly enjoyed the morning.

Well done lads!

The U-8 footballers played Cuala and Naomh Olaf at home and there  were some great skills on show.

The U-9 footballers played Kilmacud Crokes both at home and away in some very competitive games.

The U-10 footballers played Ranelagh Gaels and Clontarf at home in AGP and all teams worked really hard and played very well as a team.

The U-11 footballers played a mid-week game against Castleknock. This was one 13 a side game where Lucan played a different Castleknock team in each half. The team battled right to the end in very warm conditions and they took some great scores. A very enjoyable game.

Team: Evan Whelan, Cian O’Gara, Robert Melvin, Conor Long, Cian Gavin (2-04), Kevin Doherty, Daniel Taffe (0-05), Patrick O’Connor (0-04), Lucas Enright (0-01), Conor Healy (1-02), Riain Keegan, Jack Taffe (0-02), Darragh Coilfeir (0-01).

The other U-11 footballers played St, Brigids on Saturday morning. This was a three team group and all three teams acquitted themselves very well. There was a good mix of short and long kick passing and some very good finishing.

Team 3:Evan Flynn (1-00), Cian McCormick (0-01), Daniel Taffe (0-03), Calum Reilly (1-01), Calum Reilly (1-01) Killian Costello (0-01), Gavin Lynch (2-03), Oscar Brennan (1-02), Dylan Horan (2-00), Michael O'Brien (1-01), Cian Waterhouse (2-00), Cian Gavin (0-02), Patrick O'Connor (1-00)

Team 2: C Mitchell (3-1), M Casey, JP O'Connor, J Keogh (0-1), J O'Connor (0-2), P Dunne (0-2), C Buttner (1-0), D Walsh (0-1), L Whelan (2-5), O Sullivan (0-1)

Team 1: Ronan O'Flaherty © (0-2), Peter Devlin , Charley McGinn (1-2), Adam Norman (1-0), Eric Delaney , Owen Devlin (1-0), Ben Fitzgerald (1-1), Luke Kehoe (1-1), Cian O'Neill (1-1), Jack Taffe (0-1)

In the U-12 Division 2, Lucan had a very good win away to Naomh Mearnog on a score line of 6-06 to 1-12. The team had a very good first half with the wind but it was backs to the wall in the second half. However, a very good last 10 minutes saw Lucan come out on top.

In U-12 Division 5 , Lucan lost out to a very strong Fingal Ravens team.

U-12 Division 9, Lucan had a welcome return to winning ways beating Naomh Olafs on a score line of

4-06 to 0-07. Playing against a strong wind in the first half Lucan held a slim lead 2-02 to 0-07.  In the second half the visitors were unable to get out of their half of the pitch and Lucan scored a further 2-04 to wrap up the game.

For the first time this year this team did not concede any goals which is testament to the hard work put in by the whole team.

Team: M Brennan,  D Harrington,  O Corry,  S Wright,  E Walsh,  D Thomas, S Geoghegan, J Browne,  KOConnor, C Hartigan, C Lawlor,  R Egan, H Geoghegan.

U-13 Divison 1, Lucan had a great win against Ballyboden St. Endas at home on a score line of 5-09 to 3-12. Lucan started brightly and although Ballyboden kicked some good points, Lucan’s ability to counter against the wind and score some vital goals was the difference in the first half. Lucan played with the wind in the second half and built up a commanding lead. Ballyboden did stage a comeback but with some good defending and a couple of further scores, Lucan came out on top.

The U13 B team returned to winning ways with a hard fought 7-12 to 5-3 win over Scoil Ui Chonaill in St Annes Park. Playing in to a breeze in the first half the lads played some great football to work the ball down the field for some super scores with Dylan Haynes finishing superbly to end the half with a personal tally of 3-2. Lucan led by 6 points at half time but Scoil Ui Chonaill fought back to narrow the gap to a couple of points. The lads rallied and overcame some robust physical challenges to pull clear again and finish the game strongly with Dillon Ryan scoring 2 quick fire goals in injury time to put a bit of a gloss on the score line.

Some great performances throughout the team and in particular from Lee Murphy, Killian Gormley, Darragh Meehan and Dylan Hines who finished top scorer with 4-2.

Team; Lee Murphy, Joshua Murphy, Calum Conway, Killian Gormley, Kevin Gormley, Dillon Ryan (2-1), Daragh Kenna, Darragh Meehan (0-3), Ben Armstrong (0-2), Kevin Hegarty (1-2), Joshua Delaney (0-1), Ryan Dunne (0-1), Dylan Haynes (4-2), Niall Melvin, Ross Murray.

In the Division 10 Top 4 game, Lucan lost out to a very strong Castleknock team.

On a breezy Saturday, our U14A footballers faced off against an improving Ballinteer St. John’s.  Despite losing the toss and playing with the wind for the first half, it took Lucan about 10 minutes to get going.  Shipping 1-01 without reply, Lucan started to play some beautiful passing movements racking up an impressive 6-10 without reply to close out the first half.  Playing into a very strong breeze, Lucan’s approach had to adapt and the lads played very disciplined football to close out the game winning by 6-13 to 1-07. 

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

U-14 Division 7 game played on Saturday, Lucan lost out  Balilinteer St. Johns.

In the U-15 Division 3 game played on Sunday, Lucan had 1-10 to 1-4 win at home to Naomh Olafs. In a tough, physical game with little free flowing football, Lucan were leading by one point at half time. Naomh Olafs started second half well and led by point. The turning point in the game came when Luan  won and converted a penalty by Sam Naughton. Lucan played really well right to the end of the game and outscored Naomh Olafs to win by six points.

Well done to all the teams competing at the weekend.

Adult Hurling Report

It was minor championship action this weekend and contrasting fortunes for Lucan's two teams. The Minor A's went down to Ballyboden in a very competitive and entertaining game at the 12th Lock. Meanwhile, the Minor B's had a great win away to Whitehall.

MHCA Lucan Sarsfields 1-16 Ballyboden 1-19.

Lucan minors put in a good performance but narrowly fell short to a good Ballyboden side. Boden were a bit sharper in taking their chances and that ultimately proved the difference. Boden started well with a couple of good early points but Lucan responded well and a good point from C McHugh was soon followed up by a goal from Andy Carroll. Boden responded with some nicely taken points and regained the advantage. However Lucan gave as good as they got for the rest of the half and were just a point behind, 0-11 to 1-7, at the break. The game followed a similar pattern in the second half but this time it was Ballyboden who got the early goal, after 6 minutes, and that proved the decisive score. Lucan continued to take the game to Boden with Mark Lavin and Matt Dunne very much to the fore and had narrowed the gap to a 3 with just a few minutes left. Lucan needed a goal at that stage but were denied on several occasions by dogged defending as Boden held out for the win. Anto McNulty was outstanding at centre back throughout for Lucan, while Carroll, Dunne and McHugh threatened most upfront. Lucan will feel they could well have won this one with a bit more accuracy, but they remain very much in the hunt for a semifinal place with one group game to go.

Lucan team/Scorers: L Finnerty, D Kelly, G Millea, C Walsh, E Connolly, A McNulty, D Kavanagh, M Lavin (0-2), C Behan, C McHugh (0-5, 0-2f), C Keane (0-2f), M Dunne (0-3), O O'Brien, A Carroll (1-2), A Murphy (0-1). Subs introduced: D Reid, E Higgins, A Lynch, P Kane.

MDHC: Whitehall Colmcille 1-6 Lucan Sarsfields 3-5.

Great display today by Lucan's Minor B Hurlers to defeat Whitehall away. It was a particularly gritty second half display into a strong breeze. Rob Moloney led the charge from defense ably assisted by Mark Gormley, while Jake was dependable as ever in goal. Captain Shanno with Eoin Gormley won the midfield battle all day. While Liam Shannon, Mark Daly and Eoin Power took their scores well. Mark Daly’s flick will be talked about for a long time (by Mark). Overall well done on a gutsy team performance.

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