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Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes Monday 08 October

October 08, 2018

Well done to the Senior 1 Camogie who had a good win vs NaFianna (report below) and secured a home semi-final next Sunday 14 October vs St Judes. Minor footballers continued their strong performances in Championship with an away win vs TSS. Minor Bs unfortunately lost out. Good wins for 16A and 14A Ladies football teams who are both through to the Championship final. Hard luck to 16B 14B 15A 15B 13A 13B ladies footballers who lost out over the weekend. But onwards and upwards and it is great to see so many teams working hard and giving it their best every week.  Well done to the 15B hurlers who finished their league on a positive note and finished third which is a good year after securing promotion last year. Mixed fortunes for 16 footballers with As missing out on a Qtr Final but Bs made is three from three in the Group, report below.  Good wins for 13A+B 14A & 15B hurling, hard luck to 15A who finished their league with a good performance but wasn’t enough to get the win, losing out by a point to Kilmacud Crokes. Senior Footballers lost out, disappointingly to BSJ away in Marley Park, their last game is now vs St Sylvesters on Saturday in the club at 4.30pm

Lucan took part in a grea Camogie blitz in Cullion Camogie Club yesterday, the blitz consisted  of Lucan 3  teams , Cullion Camogie  2 teams,  Oliver Plunketts Mullingar 2 Teams and St Bridget's Rockford Bridge 1 team. The Lucan girls played with enthusiasm,  skill and style, with all Camoige skills on show today.  As one of our players said 'we are playing for the Parish'. Well Lucan parish should be very proud of these young girls today, they dominated in this blitz. All games well rounded off with a well deserved cup of Tea, biscuits sandwiches in the clubhouse. A big thank you to Cullion Camogie for hosting todays blitz. (Cover picture)

Well done to Senior Camogie player Orla Beagan who was nominated for an All Star, a super achievement and personal recognition for the impression she made on the County scene.

Our deepest sympathies to the O’Keeffe Family on the death of Pat’s (former Chairman) mother Maura.

There was no winner of the lotto on the 4th October; the numbers were 1, 7, 10 and 24. Next weeks’ jackpot €3,800, draw will be managed by Shay Hurson and is sponsored by John Ryan, Accountant. Play Online here Or Tickets can be purchased online, at the Club, in Carey’s Newsagents, in Vesey Arms or Kenny’s Bar.

Dates for the Diary, Lucan Scaresfields, Saturday 27th October 2018, Halloween Event for kids aged 4-11, 4.30pm to 8.30pm,

Also the preparations for Féile have begun, and there is a Féile fundraiser Quiz in the club on Friday 19th October at 8.30pm , tables of 4 are €20. All support much appreciated.

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. Jackpot over €1,000.

Super stuff from our Healthy Club team again, distributing over 200 DONOR CARDS amongst our newest mentors with great assistance from our younger members.

Senior 1 Camogie Report

Our Senior 1 Camogie team produced a battling performance to overcome a much fancied Na Fianna team to secure a home semi-final in the Dublin Senior 1 Championship against St Jude’s next Sunday. This game was rescheduled as the original fixture was abandoned due to an injury to Jessie McClelland (at which stage we were 14 points in arrears). With a number of positional changes and renewed focus Lucan forced this game from the start and led by 0 - 7 to 0 - 4 at half-time. Despite increased pressure from Na Fianna in the second half our defense remained solid and Amy Gorman gave a resolute display in goal. Midfield worked relentlessly and our forwards responded in sterling fashion.

The final score in a tight game where defenses were generally on top was: Lucan 0 - 11 v Na Fianna 0 - 7. Scorers for Lucan: L Quinn 0 - 5; A Mahon and O Beagan 0 - 2 each; E Keenan and C O’Connor 0 - 1 each.

Sarsfields: Amy Gorman, Danni O’Connor, Avril Quinn, Emma O’Flynn, Siofra Byrne, Emma Flanagan, Sinead O’Toole, Audrey Murtagh, Emer Keenan, Aoife McKearney, Ali Twomey, Aoife Mahon, Laura Quinn, Orla Beagan, Chloe O’Connor. Subs: Aoife Byrne, Faye O’Reilly

Juvenile Football Report

Both U-16 football sides were back in championship action again this week.

Lucan Sarsfield’s U16A footballers fell to Na Fianna on Saturday at Collinstown on the Old Airport Road. Lucan fielded missing 3 regular starters. They got off to a shaky start and took some time to settle, the noise of the constant flow of landing planes adding to the stress of the whole thing. Lucan came into things in the latter half of the first half pulling back some good scores and were lucky to come in at half time just 5 points down, 1-5 to 3-4, with the game very much still alive.

Lucan came out in second half with a lot more determination. The half started with low scoring, only 1 point a piece after 10 minutes. Early in the half Lucan had key midfielder Even Dowling black carded, making their task even more challenging. They continued however to fight their way back into the match and were the better team in the 2nd half. For about a 10 minute period they were within a point of Na Fianna but just couldn’t close it out. Lucan had a number of goal chances but the back of the net continued to elude them, thanks in some part to strong defending from Na Fianna. With 10 mins to go Lucan’s central defender, Ben O’Toole, came off injured, another body blow. Lucan needed a win to keep their Championship run on track, but it wasn’t to be, the final whistle sounded and Lucan progress in the Shield Competition. Final score: Lucan Sarsfields 2-11 Na Fianna 3-11

Lucan Team: Aidan O'Neill, Alec Birnie, Ben O'Toole, Brendan Ruddy, Charlie Keher, Cian Duffy, Colm Walsh, Declan Lawlor, Evin Dowling, Finan Breen, Jack O’Donnell, Mark Gormley, Oisin Ryan, Oisin Twamley, Paul Tuite, Stephen Ramsay, Tiernan Mullen

Lucan Scorers: Paul Tuite 2-0; Oisin Ryan 0-5; Oisin Twamley 0-2; Charlie Keher 0-2; Mark Gormley 0-1; Colm Walsh 0-1


Score Lucan 3-15 Clanna-Gael Fontenoy 1-10

Saturday 6th October 2018

Looking at the variety of players scoring on this team, it is testament as to how well they all play together.  Lucan Sarsfields U16B football team took to the pitch today to secure a group win in their quest to win Championship 2018.

A point after 30 seconds of play from Simon Morgan showed Clanna-Gael Fontenoy that this team meant business. A goal kick from Oscar Nolan caught by Adam Conheady, who played a blinder of a match then passed onto Cormac Porter who battled his way up the pitch and scored a belter of a goal making the score 1-9 to 0-4 going into the second half.

Adam Whyte started the score line rolling again with a point from a free kick.  Dean Walsh had a superb match with a total score of 1-4 from play. Eoin Mahony returned to the pitch today to a round of applause after being ill all season.   A final point from Harry Day brought the final score tally to 3-15 - 1-10 and secured the win that brings this team onto the quarter final stage of this much coveted competition.

Lucan team - Oscar Nolan, Pearse Farrell, Fintan Ward, Adam Smith, Rory Mulhern, Ronan Carbury (0-1) Cormac Porter (1-1) Adam Conheady (0-2) Simon Morgan (0-1) Jack McCarthy (0-1) Charlie Caseley (1-2) Jake Mooney (0-1) Dean Walsh (1-4) Josh Thunder (0-1) Conor Byrne, Adam Whyte (0-1) Adam Dunne, Colm Keneally, Harry Day (0-1)

Well done to all the teams competing at the weekend.

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