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Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes Sunday 04 November

November 04, 2018

Lots of good results this week, U15B Camogie (pic below) took home the Championship title, also U14A and 15A footballers won league titles. Well done to all involved. Our minor Camogie teams had mixed results in their opening games B team had a good win vs Ballyboden, As lost away to BSJ. Our 21 footballers had a good win vs Pats D, unfortunately our Jnr B hurlers went down by a point to the same opposition in an epic game on the Sunday. Minor footballers completed their Championship group unbeaten. Hard luck to our 14A Camogie team who lost out in the County Final to a strong Ballyboden team.

Next weekend see our Minor B hurlers play in the County Final on Sunday morning in O’Toole Park at 12pm, also the U14A Ladies play their Championship Final replay vs Ballyboden, 12:45 in Westmanstown. All support very much appreciated.

Lotto There was no winner of the lotto on the 1st November; the numbers were 3,4 , 11 and 21. Next weeks’ jackpot €5,400, draw will be managed by Diarmuid Dawson and is sponsored by Henley Forklift Group. Lucky Dips Winners: Shane and Sharon Sheridan, Bridie Burke, Smiley, Hugh Kelly and Susan Murphy. Play Online here, Or Tickets can be purchased at the Club, in Carey’s Newsagents, in Vesey Arms or Kenny’s Bar. 

Our deepest sympathies to the Moran family on the loss of Brian, RIP.

The Annual Mass for deceased members and members who have lost relatives over the past 12 months will be on Thursday 15th November at 8pm.

AGM will be held on Thursday 22nd November. Nominations and Motions to be with the secretary by the 8th November.

Live Music has resumed in the BAR every Saturday Night until Christmas, 9:30pm, pre-book bus home at bar.

Zumba classes starting this Tuesday, 6th November. Classes are from 7.30pm to 8.30pm in the function room. Prices are €8 per class and €7 for students. Bring a bottle of water and a towel. For further information, please contact Tracey on 0879735665.

25 Card Drive every Friday in Bar. Time: 9.00pm. 1st Prize: €50, 2nd Prize if 3 or more tables. Entry: €5 per person. Everyone is welcome.

SANTA IS COMING FOR LUNCH!!!...Sunday 16th December. Booking forms available at the bar or book by email : 

CÚPLA FOCAL’ every Monday in the club 8pm to 9pm Spilt in Two groups, Beginners & Advanced; learn Irish in a fun way. Interested email

Sars Stars – ‘GAA for All’ continues on Tuesdays in Scoil Mhuire, Airlie Heights, all welcome, 5pm-5:45pm.

Bingo is on Wednesdays 8:30pm.

Lucan District CREDIT UNION Academy Saturday mornings 9:30 Girls, 10am Boys.

Club Shop open Saturdays 9:30am to 12:30pm.

REMINDER OUR Healthy Clubs team have organised another wonderful event, TOMORROW a talk on Resilience and Balance by CEO DCU Sport & S&C Athletic development coach with Dublin Ladies Ken Robinson, 8pm in the club.

Juvenile Football Report

A very good weekend on the juvenile football front this weekend with both the U-14A and U-15A teams winning their respective leagues. Congratulations to both teams and their parents and families on the great success.  A big thanks as well to both management teams who have worked so hard all year to prepare these teams and have guided them so well. More details below.

Many of the CCC1 Juvenile football teams had their last official games of the year on Saturday.

Our under 8 group 2 boys finished off their time in the under 8 grade with a battling performance away to Naomh Olaf. The progress made by the boys since their first match in February has been huge. All the skills were on display today, good teamwork, good kicking, some great solo runs and score taking, the boys all working hard and supporting each other. Despite being low on numbers due to mid term the boys held their own against a strong Naomh Olaf group.

As mentors the most pleasing aspect this year has been to see the friendships that have built up. The boys, parents and mentors are all looking forward to playing under 9 next year.

The U-8 Group 1 boys were at home against Cuala. This group acquitted themselves very well in blustery conditions. Against Cuala the Lucan boys showed some great passing and tackling, picking up plenty of good scores along the way. Every player got involved and did their best, remembering what they’ve learned in training. Well done boys, keep practicing at home.

Both of our U-9 teams were at home and played Ballyboden St. Endas and Clanna Gael Fontenoy. Some very competitive games and the boys showed great skills. They are already looking forward to playing U-10 football next year.

The U-10 teams played Castleknock away from home and Naomh OP-ER at home.

The U-11 Dubh team played St. Marys Saggart away on Saturday morning. In very difficult conditions, both teams played some great football and took some great scores. There was also some great tackling and work rate on show and it was a great way to finish the official fixtures off.

Team 1: Cathal Dowling, James Dunne, Patrick Cosgrove, Cian Gavin 0-01, Patrick O’Connor, Karl Quinn, Conor Healy 0-02, Darragh Coilfeir 1-01, Alex Leonard, Jack Mills 0-03, Cian Waterhouse 1-00

Team 2:  Kevin Doherty 1-00, Riain Keegan 0-01, Robert Melvin 0-01, Cian O’Gara 0-01, Joseph Cosgrove 0-01, Eoghan Clarke 0-01, Adam McMahon, Alexander Bollard, Conor Long, Luis Healy, Luke Martin

The U-11 Glas team were away to St. Judes. Again these were three very competitive physical games with the Lucan boys displaying some good skills in the difficult conditions. They all enjoyed the games and look forward to entering U-12 leagues next year.

Team 1: Evan Flynn, Mark Bryne, Cian  McCormick 0-01, Michael O’Brien 1-02, Killian Costello 2-00, Daniel Taffe 1-08, Oscar Brennan 1-01, Dylan Horan 1-00, Liam Whelan 1-00, Calum Reilly.

Team 2: Peter Devlin, Angad Dhaliwal, Charly McGinn, Ecan Doody, Jack Miller, Eric Delaney, Ciaran Maloney, Ben Fotzgerald, Luke Keogh

Team 3: Olan Sullivan, Michael Casey, Darragh Lester 0-01, Phelim Dunne 0-01, Cian O’Neill 3-00, Jack Keogh, Cillian Buttner 3-01, JP O’Connor 1-01, Ronan O’Flaherty.

The U13A footballers continued their fine recent form on Saturday afternoon with another win in Division 1, this time against Castleknock away in Porterstown. Captain Daragh Lyons won the toss and chose to play with the aid of a good breeze. Lucan started slowly but quickly found their feet and tapped over four unanswered points. Castleknock did their best to stay in touch but a number of well worked goals finished by Adam Banim and Paddy Ryan, together with Cathal Kennedy's accuracy from frees meant Lucan led 4-12 to 0-06 at half-time. The second half saw Castleknock come more into the game as the breeze stiffened. A couple of superb saves from Conor Greally helped maintain the boy's lead. Lucan closed out the game with three great breakaway goals and ended up winners by eleven points on a scoreline of 7-15 to 4-13.

Team:  1. Conor Greally; 2. Eoin Conheady, 3. Dan Kane, 4. Sean Carolan; 5. Alex Derrien (0-01), 6. Darragh O'Toole, 7. Dara Walsh; 8. Daragh Lyons, 9. Ryan Clancy; 10. Liam Brennan (1-00), 11. Cathal Kennedy (0-05), 12. Cillian Whelan (1-01); 13. Adam Burns (0-03), 14. Adam Banim (2-03), 15. Paddy Ryan (3-02); Sub:  Oisin O'Connor

The U-13B team played Garristown away from home in Division 5 of the league.  The final score line was 4-5 to 4-4 in a frustrating day as Lucan were 10 points up at the start of the second half. However, 3 goals were conceded in the second half and Garristown hung on for victory.

The U-14 Divison 1 team clinched the league title on Saturday after a convincing victory against St. Judes away from home.

And so a season that started nearly 10 months ago came to a climatic end as our U14A footballers took to the field against St. Judes knowing that a win or draw would be sufficient for the lads to win the league.  From the very start it became clear that the lads wouldn’t settle for a draw as they hit St. Judes from the throw in.  Attacking with speed and and patience Lucan were too strong for St Judes and despite leaking a fortuitous goal finished out the first half on a scoreline of 1-10 to 1-02.  The second half was more of the same as Lucan piled on the pressure attacking with speed and if the game had of gone on another 30 minutes the lads would still be running.  A very fitting end to a great season for the lads as they ran out 3-16 - 3-02 winners and so lifted the U14 Division 1 title.


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

In the U-14 Division 7 league game, Lucan lost out to a very strong Robert Emmetts team on Saturday.

On Sunday then, it was the turn of the U-15 A footballers. Despite losing to Maurs today by 4-7 to 1-13 Lucan still won the league due to other results. Big thanks to players and parents for the year, a well deserved league win, and we as mentors are proud of all the lads and all the effort put in this year. Congratulations and onwards for 2019.

In Division 6 of the U-15 league, Lucan had a very good win against St. Vincents on a scoreline of 6-07 to 3-08.  This team are also competing very well in their league so a very well done on another great win.

Well done to all the teams competing at the weekend.

Adult Hurling Report

Just one adult hurling game this week, as the Junior B’s went down by a point in an epic Championship semi-final. Hard luck to all the players and management, and well done on a very good season. Match report below. Highlight next week is the Minor B’s competing in the Championship Final v Commercials in O’Toole Park on Sunday 11th at 12 noon. Please support this team in their quest to bring a much needed championship back to Lucan.

Junior ‘E’ Championship Semi-final: St Pats (D) 3-16 Lucan Sarsfields 3-15.

A one point defeat, after extra-time, was a bitter pill to swallow for our Junior B’s who put in a great performance in an outstanding game of hurling, played in perfect conditions in Donabate. The hosts started the better and looked liked they might have the upper hand as they got the first two scores. But Lucan fought their way into the match and soon were on level terms and it was tit for tat for the remainder of the half and level at 1-5 each at half time. The Lucan goal came from Alan Murphy, came shortly after Pat’s had goaled from a fortunate deflection. Lucan edged ahead mid-way through the second half with a second Alan Murphy goal, but Pat’s soon responded when a shot from distance found the net. As full-time approached, St Pats had opened a two point lead but Lucan fought back to level in the dying moments. Full-time score was 2-10 each and extra-time loomed. St Pats again got a goal from a long range effort at the start of extra-time and this gave them a vital cushion. By half-time in extra-time they still held that advantage, 3-12 to 2-12. Lucan fought manfully and brought it back to a 1 point deficit, but Pats pulled clear again with 3 consecutive scores to lead by 4. Lucan laid siege to the opposition goal in the dying minutes and finally got their reward when Ciaran Keane drove to the net from a free. However, it was too late as the referee immediately blew for time and St Pats prevailed by the minimum margin. It was a heart-breaking loss for Lucan, denied a place in the final, after playing some great hurling and giving their all in a very entertaining game. They will rue many wides in normal time, but they just didn’t get the rub of the green on the day. The defence was very solid throughout with experienced campaigners like Ian Fitzgerald, Sean Stapleton and James Cavanagh to the fore, along with Peter Fagan who was very effective at wing back. Anto McNulty and Adam Finnerty worked hard in midfield while upfront Alan Murphy (2-2 from play), Shane Donohue, Aidan Glover and Ciaran Keane (1-7) were most prominent.

Lucan Team/Scorers: E Gately, S Stapleton, S Farrell, I Fitzgerald, L Murphy, J Cavanagh, P Fagan (0-1), A Finnerty (0-1), A McNulty, D Cavanagh, S Donohue (04, 0-2f), C Keane (1-7, 1-5f), K Boylan, D Duffy, A Murphy (2-2). Subs introduced: A Glover, S O’Keeffe, J O’Connor.

Adult Football Report

U-21 B Championship

Lucan Sarsfields 2-18

St. Pats Donabate 2-12

Under 21 footballers overcame a two point half time deficit to win by 2-18 to 2-12 against St Pats Donabate. Captained well from full back by Dan Forde, Lucan raced into an early lead with a goal from wing back CJ Smith. St Pats made good use of the wind for the rest of the half to go in with a half time lead.

A dominant second half performance saw Lucan build a ten point lead with a goal coming from Conor Callaghan before eventually winning by 6.

Team: Mikey Robinson, Luke Murphy, Dan Forde, Ian Crowley, Declan Kelly, Daire Newcombe, CJ Smith, Colm Rogers, Ben Coffey, Emmet Allen, Luke Walsh, Donal Smith, Cathal O Maolmhana, Conor Callaghan, Harry Ladd. Subs: Oran Tully, Diarmuid Reynolds, Conor Farrell, David Farrell, Liam Byrne.

(Thanks to Tim Crowley for the 21 football photos.)

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