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Lucan Sarsfields Club Notes Sunday 18 November

November 18, 2018

U16A footballers won the ‘A’ Shield, 15B won the league, Minors through to the Championship Final, Senior hurlers remain in Div 1, a good weekend. Commiserations to our Minor B Camogie team who lost in Championship.

Next weekend sees our Minor B hurlers playing in a County Final, 12:30pm O’Toole Park vs Commericals. As always support appreciated and welcomed.

Lotto There was no winner of the lotto on the 15th November; Numbers were 3, 12, 15 and 20. Next weeks’ jackpot €6,200, draw will be managed by Josephine Donohue and is sponsored by Lucan Village PharmacyPlay Online here, Or Tickets can be purchased at the Club, in Carey’s Newsagents, in Vesey Arms or Kenny’s Bar. 

Our AGM is this Thursday, 22nd November. To note the lotto draw will take place prior to the AGM therefore tickets need to be returned before 8:30pm on Thursday.

Our deepest sympathies to the Teehan family on the loss of Ida. May she rest in Peace.

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 Club Social night Saturday 24th November 2018, tickets €5, hot meal served. Tickets can be purchased from Josephine Donohue 087 944 7262 and Mary Flannery 087 746 9143

SANTA IS COMING FOR LUNCH!!!...Sunday 16th December. Booking forms available at the bar or book by email : .We are also running a Christmas Craft fair. Event details can be found online or contact Jackie Foley 086 6776122.

As part of the Christmas Fair we will be aiming to have a Lucan Sarsfields Stall, where will aim to sell second hand GAA gear (helmets, boots) and club gear that are in good condition. Donations can be made by contacting Treacy Walsh 0879735665

DJ every Saturday Night in the CLUB Bar 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.

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.

CÚPLA FOCAL’ Mondays, 8pm to 9pm.

Bingo Wednesdays 8:30pm.

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

Juvenile Football Report

Another great weekend on the juvenile football front.

On Saturday the U-16 footballers won the championship shield after a very tight game against a spirited Ballymun Kickhams side. Then on Sunday, it was the turn of the U15B footballers who won in an even tighter finish against St. Pats from Palmerstown to win the Division 6 league title. 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 3-5

St.Pats Palmerstown.  1-10

This was one most thrilling games the U15B team has had as team since they were formed over eight years ago from Nursery as it was known then.


Lucan were well down in first half and coming up to half time Stephen McInerny was fouled in the box creating a penalty chance seconds before the first half whistle was blown. This was scored. This unhinged St. Pats and after returning for the second half, Lucan took two quick points holding St. Pats in their own half and putting some pressure on them. St. Pats took a point back bringing the score back to their advantage. However, Lucan never gave up and battled hard taking some points and with time counting down, Lucan where fighting for every ball.

In the last seconds of the game, Lucan won a free and scored it which led to wild excitement amongst the players and supporters. This earned the Lucan Sarsfields U15B team a well earned league title.

A big thanks go to the manager Stephen O'Neill and mentors Paddy Fitzgerald, Brendan Harkin, Cillian Canavan and Noel Brunt who have worked so hard over the years with the team. Thank you to all players who played with great skill and determination. And also a thank you to the Juvenile committee for all their support over the year. Looking forward to 2019 and whatever that brings.

Lucan Sarsfields U16A vs Ballymun Kickhams (Group A Shield Final)

Lucan Sarsfield’s U16A footballers won the Group A Shield Final yesterday by the narrowest of margins against a spirited Ballymun Kickhams. The final was played on the neutral St Pereguines grounds in Blakestown. Ballymun shocked Lucan with their aggression and commitment. They were set up defensively and took most of their scores on the break whereas it looked like Lucan were having an off day on the scoring with more wides than conversions. At half time Lucan were down 0-4 to Ballymun’s 1-5.

Lucan regrouped and kept their heads and came out fighting in the second half. A goal from Oisin Ryan 7 minutes into the second half drew the sides level. The second half was a battle to the death and it was looking like the sides were heading for extra time. Fortunately Lucan held out with the winning score coming from a Sean Casey point.

Final score: Lucan Sarsfields 1-9 : Ballymun Kickhams 1-8

Lucan Team: Aidan O'Neill, Alec Birnie, Ben O'Toole, Brendan Ruddy, Charlie Keher, Cian Duffy, Colm Walsh, 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 1-6; Sean Casey 0-2; Charlie Keher 0-1

Well done to all the teams competing at the weekend.

Adult Hurling Report
A long season for our senior hurlers finally concluded with Division 1 hurling secured again for next year thanks to a hard-fought win over Faughs in a relegation play-off – match report below. Next Sunday our Minor B hurlers compete for a county championship, as they face Commercials in the final in O’Toole Park at 12.30pm. All support would be greatly appreciated as these lads look to bring a championship success to the club.

AHL Div 1 Play-off: Lucan Sarsfields 0-17 Faughs 1-12.

Lucan will play Division 1 hurling again after this deserved victory over Faughs in the relegation decider. The margin was only 2 at the end but Lucan were the better side for most of the hour and probably should have won by more. Although played in unseasonal sunshine, it was typically tough November hurling as both sides fought for league survival. Lucan had the benefit of a strong diagonal breeze in the first half and started on top but they didn’t make enough allowance for that breeze in their shooting and had a succession of wides during the half. They did find the range sufficiently to edge a three point lead at half-time, 0-9 to 0-6, but their first half dominance had deserved more. The post and a good save from the Faughs keeper had denied Lucan two goals during that half. As Lucan faced the wind in the second half a Faughs come-back was anticipated and so it materialised, and they eventually got back on level terms, 0-11 each, after 15 mins. However, the Faughs equaliser prompted a strong response from Lucan and Paul Crummey got the next two scores to open a gap again. Lucan pressed on from there and dominated the final quarter. The lead was stretched to six, before Faughs responded with a point and then got a goal deep into injury time to narrow the gap to just 2 points. Time had ran out for them though, and Lucan held on for a comfortable and well deserved win. The Lucan defence was solid throughout with half-backs John Bellew and Chris Crummey very much to the fore. Upfront, Paul Crummey (0-5 from play!) and Kevin Fitzgerald were the outstanding forwards, with CJ Smith also working hard and Ciaran Dowling effective from placed balls. The introduction of Emmet Allen and Donal Flannery brought some renewed energy to that forward line during the second half. Overall, this was a competent performance from Lucan and this vital win is a much needed boost after a disappointing autumn. In fairness, Lucan had been competitive throughout the league campaign and certainly earned the right to be looking forward to Division 1 hurling when the competitive season resumes again in March.

Lucan team/scorers: C Murray, P Smith, P Rigney, B Aird, J Bellew, C Crummey (0-1), L Walsh, M McCaffrey, R Smith, C Dowling (0-8, 0-6f, 0-1 ’65), K Fitzgerald (0-2), M May, P Kelly, CJ Smith (0-1), P Crummey (0-5). Subs introduced: E Allen, D Flannery.

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