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Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes Sunday 25 November

November 25, 2018

Hard luck to our Minor B hurlers who lost out by the smallest of margins to Commercials in the County Final. A gritty performance but just didn’t convert chances at the right time. Our Minor A camogie team also lost out by the same margin 4-4 to 2-11 to Kilmacud Crokes. Well done however to the Minor A hurlers who won beat Castleknock to go top of the Division are in the driving seat to secure a league final spot.

The only show in town next weekend, our Minor footballers play in the County Final vs Castleknock, all roads lead to O’Toole Park again. Lets hope we can leave with the right result this time. Lots of support needed again.

After our AGM on Thursday we have a new Executive for 2019 details below:

Chairperson Michael Bowler
Vice ChairpersonJoe Lavin0868154635
Josephine Mahon0868293535
Assistant Secretary
Paul Kyne0879482453
Aidan Glover
Ronan Foley
RegistrarBilly Egan0879573340
Assistant Treasurer
Michael Wisdom
Children's Officer
Colette Condon
Oifigeach Gaeilge
Stiofán Ó Conghaile 
Players Representitive Daire Shanahan 
Floor Members
Colm Farrell

Josephine Donohue

Diarmuid Kennedy

The Christmas Draw tickets are out–We are asking all households to sell just 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 140+ teams’ activities. We do ask Mentors to remind parents and members, players and supporters to return tickets ASAP.

New Partner - We were delighted to unveil our newest partner, Finnstown Pharmacy, during the week. A 3 year deal has been agreed and Finnstown Pharmacy will supply first aid supplies to our 140 plus teams. Chairman Ben Murphy and Karen Gibbons of Lucan Pharmacy are delighted with the agreement.

Lotto There was no winner of the lotto on the 22th November; Numbers were 2, 6,  12 and 22. Next weeks’ jackpot €6,600, draw will be managed by Seamus Clandillon and is sponsored by Newcastle Golf Centre. Lucky Dip Winners: Seán Kearney, Cathy+Willie O’Neill, Pat Keane, Mick Roche, Patty Brady. Play Online here, Or Tickets can be purchased at the Club, in Carey’s Newsagents, in Vesey Arms or Kenny’s Bar. 

Our Deepest symaphties to the Poole and Smith familes on their rcent losses.

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 on Saturday was a great success and a big thanks to all who supported it and the Committee who made it happen.

Don’t forget 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, its needs to be booked before the Saturday and pre-pay (€5) at the bar. 085 872 8338.

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.

First Aid Course on Monday 26th November from 7-9pm. It will cover all the basic tips / advice on how to deal with various injuries / concussion etc. The cost is €5 per person (club will cover the balance). Every team is encouraged to have at least one person able to cover first aid, it doesn't have to be a mentor, it can be a way of getting parents involved. To book a place please email Colette on It is open to all teams.

Adult Hurling Report
Hard luck to Lucan's Minor B's who were very unfortunate to lose out to Commercials by a single point in the final of the Minor D Championship. The team played very well on the day but just didn't get the breaks when needed. Meanwhile the Minor A's moved to the top of Division 2 (South) after a good league win over Castleknock. Match reports below.

Minor 'D' Championship Final: Commercials 2-7 Lucan Sarsfields 1-9.

This was a very closely contested game between two evenly matched teams, played in difficult underfoot conditions in O'Toole Park. Lucan started well and got the opening score from Eoin Gormley. However Commercials soon responded and snatched a goal from a rebound after Lucan keeper Jake Mooney had made a good save. Lucan gradually got on top again and two points from Evin Dowling had the sides level again after 10 minutes. The exchanges were very even until the 20th minute, when Alex Hanley made a great run through the Commercials defence and finished to the net from a tight angle. This gave Lucan some breathing space and they held a 3 point advantage to half-time, 1-6 to 1-3. Scores were hard to come by in the early part of the second half and by the 45th minute Lucan had extended the lead to 4, 1-8 to 1-4, with the Lucan points again coming from Evin Dowling. Lucan were now on top and created a couple of good goal chances but failed to capitalise on them, which would ultimately prove costly. Commercials got back into the game when a high lobbying ball from about 40 meters out found its way into the Lucan net. An equalising point soon followed and the sides were level with 10 minutes to play. Commercials now had the greater momentum and pressed ahead with two points to open a gap into the final 5 minutes. Lucan's cause was further hampered when outstanding centre-back Cian Duffy was sent off after a second yellow card. Despite this setback Lucan pressed hard and were unfortunate not to finish a good goal chance late on. A point from Evin Dowling reduced the margin to the minimum, and Lucan were on the attack again with a chance to score when the ref blew the final whistle. It was a cruel defeat for a gallant Lucan team but it was neighbours Commercials who took the honours.

The Lucan management and players can be very proud of their efforts over a long season and there will be better days ahead for these committed young hurlers.

Lucan Team/Scorers:
Jake Mooney, Daniel Coogan, Rob Maloney, Niall Murray, Daire Murphy, Cian Duffy, Mark Gormley, Eoin Gormley (0-1), Cathal Shanahan, Mark Daly, Evin Dowling (0-8, 0-6f), Jack McCarthy, Alex Hanley (1-0), Liam O’Connor, Eoin Power.
Subs: Fintan Ward, Charlie Casely, Declan Lawlor, Jack Butler, Enna Kyne, Cathal Kavanagh, Pearse Farrell, Adam Smith, Sean Egan, Cormac Sharkey.

MHL Div 2: lucan Sarsfields 3-16 Castleknock 2-11.

Lucan Minor As played away in Somerton vs. Castleknock in the second last round of the league with Castleknock one point ahead on the league table. Castleknock played with a slight breeze and after an even fifteen minutes, Lucan were just a point ahead. Andy Carroll then set up Matt Dunne for the opening goal. Castleknock replied immediately with a score of their own. Lucan were four up approaching half time but a Castleknock goal following a poor clearance and an immediate point meant the game was level at the break. Although Castleknock scored first, Lucan got 1-4 without reply following two points each from Matt Dunne and Andy Carroll with Gavin Millea setting up Alan Murphy for Lucan's second goal. Castleknock then got a goal back but Andy Carroll was quickly set up for Lucan's third goal when Colm Behan ran hard and popped out the sliotar to the waiting full forward. Behan, Oisin O'Brien and Dunne again finished off the Lucan scoring and Castleknock had only one point in response, as Lucan ran out comfortable winners. Lucan, with a final game to play against Bray, are now top of the Div 2 South table, and will be hoping to set up a playoff against the leaders of Div 2 North. Best for Lucan on the day were Eoghan O'Connor & Gavin Millea in the backs and Matt Dunne, Alan Murphy and Andy Carroll in the forwards.

Lucan Team/Scorers: L Finnerty; D Kelly, E O'Connor, P Kane; D Reid, G Millea (C) (0-1), D Kavanagh; A McNulty, E Connolly; C McHugh, A Murphy (1-1), C Behan (0-1); M Dunne (1-10, 0-7f), A Carroll (1-2), C Keane; Subs used: O O'Brien (0-1), C Hogan, E Higgins, A Lynch, C Walsh.

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