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Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes Sunday 09 December
December 09, 2018
Well done to Minor A Camogie who won the Shield. Well done also to Minor Hurlers who secured the league title. A nice way for the year to finish.
A Massive thanks and well done to our Healthy Club gang who received stellar recognition from the Camogie Association for all their hard work in bringing a healthier lifestyle to Lucan Sarsfields. A very dedicated group and worthy recipients for their outstanding work.
The Christmas Draw tickets are out–All households/registered families should have received one book (10 tickets) to sell, if everyone makes a big effort just to sell one book this will be a HUGE success. It is a vital fundraiser for the club to ensure we can keep supporting our 140+ teams’ activities. There will be an opportunity to sell tickets in SuperValu in the coming period. We do ask Mentors to remind parents and members, players and supporters to return tickets ASAP. Well done to all those who helped out with Sales at SuperValu, more opportunities to sell your tickets there as well.
We wished Johnny McCaffrey well last week as he closed his long chapter with the Dubs, and we hope we get plenty of the benefits of that decision and he stays fit and healthy on the field longer..and can bring more success to Lucan.
Lotto There was no winner of the lotto on the 6th December; Numbers were 2, 10, 27 and 28. Next weeks’ jackpot €7,400, draw will be managed by Shay Hurson and is sponsored by Dual Printing. Lucky Dips Winners: Paul Benson, Patty Brady, Gabriel Holohan, Finn Holland, Stapleton Clan. Turkey Winners: Cathy+Willie O’Neill, Anna Nolan, Joe Donnelly, Eamonn Maloney, Linda Gray. Play Online here, Or Tickets can be purchased at the Club, or in Kenny’s Vesey Arms.
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.
Don’t forget SANTA IS COMING FOR LUNCH!!!...Sunday 16th December. Booking forms available at the bar or book by email: firstname.lastname@example.org ; BOOKINGS NEED TO BE FINALISED BY C.O.B. MONDAY 10th of December.
Also this weekend we have the Christmas Craft fair, which is free entry and has over 30 stalls of unique artisan crafts and gift ideas.
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.
Adult Hurling Report
The final adult Hurling game of the year was a significant one as the Minor A's secured the Div 2 League title with a good win away to Bray. Well done to all the players and management involved in bringing some rare silverware to Lucan this year. Match report below.
Many thanks to all who contributed to Lucan adult Hurling this year, players, mentors, supporters and all who helped behind the scenes. We wish everyone an enjoyable break and look forward to starting all over again in January.
MHL2 Lucan Sarsfields 2-14. Bray Emmet's 1-12.
Lucan Minor A hurlers clinched the Div 2 South League title with a five point winning margin against a game Bray Emmets side. Bray won the toss and elected to play against a cross-come-diagonal wind. Matt Dunne opened the scoring with a fine point from play which was immediately cancelled out by a Bray free. Dunne converted a free of his own before Bray went through for an opening goal and put over another free. Andy Carroll was then fouled in the square and Matt Dunne dispatched the penalty low to the keeper's right. Following this, Alan Murphy started a tit for tat sequence with each team scoring three points, proving that Bray would not go down easily. Matt Dunne and Andy Carroll then reversed roles with Dunne putting the big full forward through for Lucan's second goal. This put Lucan up by four but Bray again responded immediately. Lucan stepped up and took control of a sequence of puckouts with Colm Behan gathering a long restart from Luke Finnerty cleanly and putting it over without breaking stride. Cian McHugh did likewise from the resultant Bray restart. Lucan's last score of the half was a diagonal clearance from Gavin Millea that put Matt Dunne into space in the corner from where he duly converted. A final Bray point left five between the sides at the break.
The second half was tense and quite stop-start with a seventeen frees awarded. Despite having lost the free count 9-4 in the the first half, Lucan were rewarded for winning a lot of possession and piling pressure on the Bray backs following the restart. Matt Dunne converted three of these frees in the first ten minutes of the second half. The work rate of Eddie Connolly was exemplary in this phase of the game. Bray kept working hard themselves and also had three second half points scored by the time the third quarter ended. The final phase of the game was equally low-scoring and whilst it didn't look like getting out of control, there were a few pile-ups to keep the blood flowing. The wind strengthened into a cross-wind which contributed to the low scoring. Both sides had chances for goals in the second half but last-gasp defending and good goalkeeping in general ensured the green flag remained static. Matt Dunne and Colm Behan got two more points for Lucan and Bray converted two frees of their own for a final scoreline of Lucan 2-14 to Bray's 1-12. It was a just reward for Gavin Millea as captain and this group of players to finally get some silverware having won eight, drawn one and lost one over the course of the season.
Lucan Team/Scorers: L Finnerty; D Kelly, E O'Connor, E Higgins; D Reid, G Millea (C), D Kavanagh; E Connolly, A McNulty; C McHugh (0-2), A Murphy (0-1), C Behan (0-2); O O'Brien, A Carroll (1-1), M Dunne (1-8 - 1-5f); Subs: C Keane, P Kane, C Hogan, A Lynch, A Hanley, C Walsh