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Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes Monday 12 November

November 12, 2018

Commiserations to our U14A Ladies Football who came up short in the Championship Final. Well done to Minor Camogie and Minor Hurlers who had good wins at the weekend. Also U12 football who won the league and to U16 football who made the Shield Final.

Next up our Senior Hurlers play relegation play off at home on Sunday the 18th November 11am. Also Sunday our Minor Footballers played their Championship semi-final. On Saturday our U21 Footballers have an away trip to play Clontarf at 2.30pm. Minor B Camogie play their 3rd round group game on Sunday at 12.30pm and Our U15B footballers have the league decider against near neighbours St Pats Palmerston, and on Saturday at 12.30 U16A footballers play the Shield Final in Blakestown (St Peregrines).

Support welcome and appreciated. 

Lotto There was no winner of the lotto on the 8th November; Numbers were 1, 7, 11 and 27. Next weeks’ jackpot €5,800, draw will be managed by Edel Mooney and is sponsored by Clandillon Motors. Lucky Dip Winners: Ceeandee, Patty Moore, Carol Materson, Eivan Shanahan, Ruth O’Leary. Play Online here, Or Tickets can be purchased at the Club, in Carey’s Newsagents, in Vesey Arms or Kenny’s Bar. 

Our AGM will be held on Thursday 22nd November.

The Annual Mass for deceased members and members who have lost relatives over the past 12 months is on this Thursday, 15th November at 8pm. Tea served afterwards.

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

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

The Christmas Draw tickets have now been printed and the club are endeavouring to delivery them to everyone ASAP. We have listened to some of the issues (dual players and families getting multiple sets of tickets) so we are aiming to delivery one envelope of ten tickets to each household.  While it takes pressure of the mentors to deliver the tickets it is leaving us a bit stretched, so tickets can be collecting in the bar. We are asking all households to sell one book (10 tickets) for this to be a huge success. It is a vital fundraiser for the club to ensure we can keep supporting our 145 teams activities. We ask Mentors to remind parents and members, players and supporters to return tickets asap. All details are in cover letter with tickets. Support your Club so it can support You.

The Club Social night is Saturday 24th November 2018, a great way to mix and mingle, tickets €5, hot meal served.

SANTA IS COMING FOR LUNCH!!!...Sunday 16th December. Booking forms available at the bar or book by email : As part of this great Event we will be running a Christmas Craft fair. Event details can be found online or contact Jackie Foley 086 6776122.

Live Music every Saturday Night from 9.30pm onwards. Bus will be provided- numbers permitting, pre-pay (€5) at the bar.

Zumba classes Tuesdays 7.30pm - 8.30pm. €8 per class, €5 for students.

CÚPLA FOCAL’ Mondays, 8pm to 9pm.

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

Bingo Wednesdays 8:30pm.

Club Shop open Saturdays 9:30am to 1pm.

Another great Healthy Club event, we had the Irish Heart Foundation Mobile Unit in the club Saturday, lots of blood pressure checked and lots of good numbers...!

Chris Crummey has been voted Senior Hurler of the Year by The Friends of Dublin Hurling
. He will be honoured at the Fodh 12th Annual Celebration Night at The Red Cow Moran Hotel on Friday November 23rd. Also Griffeen Valley Educate Together National School has been voted Primary School of the Year by Cumann na mBunscol. They will receive a set of jerseys and a wall plaque for their achievement. it would be nice to see a Lucan Sarsfields table to celebrate the occasion. Tickets for the night[ €40] can be got from Michael O'Grady- 0872331983.

Juvenile Football Report

Another excellent weekend on the juvenile football front. The U12A footballers won their playoff for their league. The U13A team finished their league off with another win to finish second in their league. The U13B team finished with a loss but have made a lot of progress this year.  The U16A team won the semi final of the shield competition. The final against Ballymun Kickhams is set for Saturday 17th of November at 12.30 in St Pereguines.  Well done to all the teams and their parents and families on the great success.  A big thanks as well to the management teams who have worked so hard all year to prepare these teams and have guided them so well. More details below.

Lucan Sarsfields u15B footballers  are in a last game play off in the league . They play St. Pats from Palmerstown on Sunday 18th November at the 12th Lock in 11.30am.  Winners of this game will be crowned champions of division 6.  Please come and support.

Finally, the U11 group headed to the home of the All Ireland football club champions Corofin from Galway. Corofin were fantastic hosts and all of the boys had a great experience.  They played some great football matches against strong Corofin opposition. The Corofin senior football manager Kevin O’Brien and Ciaran McGrath the senior captain then spoke to the whole group and passed on some very good tips. The boys got to see and raise the All Ireland Club football trophy. Corofin also provided refreshments for all of the parents and players. The boys then headed to Leisureland in Galway for some swimming and fun and the group got back late on Saturday night, tired but with great memories of a great trip.

U12 football had a play-off against Ballinteer St John's to determine the Division 2 League winners which was played on Saturday in AGP0. Despite a strong opening from Lucan, with goals from Adam Rock and Sean Flynn the first half was a tight affair with Lucan holding a one point advantage at the interval, with strong defensive displays from Liam Fitzgerald, Massimo Pappalardo, Chris Hylands and Gareth McDonnell. However in the second half the boys in green dominated, with some fantastic team play. Goals from Robert Keher, Louie Fanning and Adam Rock, coupled with points from Charlie McHugh, Callum Keane and Gavin Collins extended the Lucan lead and eventually the team ran out comfortable winners. Sean Treanor was super between the posts, Callum Morris and Aaron Malone rock solid in defence and Robert O'Connell lively up front, with the injured Daire Collis driving the team on from the sideline. The game saw the best team performance of the year and saw them end up winners of Division 2 for 2018.

The strong end to the year augurs well for the team who look forward to next year with optimism.

Well done to all the teams competing at the weekend.

The Under 13A footballers finished off their season with a hard fought win over Templeogue SS on AGP2. Lucan dominated early possession but a series of wides left the opposition very much in the game. Adam Burns shot to the bottom corner of the net followed by a palmed goal from Cormac Coffey, which left Lucan with a half-time lead of 2-08 to 1-01. Templeogue gradually worked their back into proceedings which saw the match become very physical. With 15 minutes left a brace of goals left only two points in the game. Sean Carolan high fielded a Daragh Lyons long free and from an acute blasted to the top corner of the net to give Lucan some breathing space. Adam Banim added another major and Sarsfields ended out winners by 10 points on a scoreline of 4-14 to 3-07,

Team: Conor Greally; Eoin Conheady, Sean Langton, Dan Kane; Alex Derrien, Darragh O'Toole, Dara Walsh; Daragh Lyons (0-02), Ryan Clancy (0-01); Liam Brennan, Cathal Kennedy (0-04), Cillian Whelan (0-01); Adam Burns (1-02), Coramc Coffey (1-03), Paddy Ryan;

Subs Sean Carolan (1-00), Adam Banim (1-01), Oisin O'Connor.

This team finished the year very strongly and having now established themselves in Division 1 of the league, look forward to 2019 with a lot of optimism.

The U13 B campaign ended with a heavy defeat to table toppers St Finian’s of Swords however some positives could be taken from the game and the lads performance in the second half.

St Finian’s needed a win to make sure they qualified for a play-off for the league which duly arrived after a very strong first half performance which saw them head to the break with a 5-14 to 1-1 lead. Lucan’s cause wasn’t helped when captain Darragh Meehan had to leave the game due to injury after 15 minutes but St Finians were already on their way when he limped off. They were first to react to every breaking ball and took their scoring opportunities well. 

Lucan regrouped at half time and Sean Corry moved to the full back line and made a significant difference. The boys also started getting in front of their men and being more competitive for the ball whilst also retaining possession rather than just kicking it away aimlessly which we had been guilty of in the first half. Their improved performance resulted in the second half been drawn with each team scoring 1-4 for a final score of 2-5 to 6-18. Josh Murphy scored 1-1 after being re-positioned to the half forward line for the final 15 minutes.

Overall Finians showed why they are top of the table as they are a very strong team with a number of excellent footballers and there is no shame in suffering such a defeat and the lads should be very proud of their efforts and the resilience they showed in the second half. There were some very good performances throughout with Lee Murphy pulling off some excellent saves throughout the game, Killian Gormley, Dillon Ryan and Joshua Delaney also stood out.

Team; Lee Murphy, Josh Murphy (1-1), Calum Conway, Aidan Barry, Niall Melvin, Dillon Ryan, Daragh Kenna, Darragh Meehan, Ben Armstrong, Kevin Gormley, Joshua Delaney, Kevin Hegarty (1-2), Oran Smith (0-1), Sean Corry, Ross Murray (0-1), Ryan Dunne, Killian Gormley, Dylan Hynes.

Lucan Sarsfield’s U16A footballers played their A Shield Semi Final against Cuala in AGP3 on Saturday. It was a close encounter for most of the match but Lucan pulled away impressively in the last quarter to finish winners. It was set up to be a close match as all previous encounters between these teams have been keenly contested with the overall outcomes more or less even. Lucan started with the first score, a point from Sean Casey, but then Cuala dominated possession for long periods of the first half. Lucan defended well during these periods and Cuala were unable to convert their possession into scores. Lucan finally settled and pulled ahead on the scoreboard, scores including another successful penalty conversion from Paul Tuite. However, they let Cuala back into the match giving away a goal close to half time followed closely by a brilliant stop from goalkeeper Alec Birnie preventing a certain second Cuala goal. So, the half time score was Lucan 1-7, Cuala 1-3. Cuala started the better in the second half and things looked ominous for Lucan as Cuala managed to draw level. Lucan kept their cool and built on some impressive passing football to finish on top. Lucan now go on to face Ballymun Kickhams next weekend in the Shield Final.

Final score: Lucan Sarsfields 2-15 : Cuala 1-10

Lucan Team: Aidan O'Neill, Alec Birnie, Ben O'Toole, Brendan Ruddy, Charlie Keher, Cian Duffy, Declan Lawlor, 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 Ryan 0-7; Paul Tuite 2-0; Charlie Keher 0-5; Sean Casey 0-2; Finan Breen 0-1

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