lucan sarsfields gaa club
Adult Award Winners 2018
February 17, 2019
Hall of Fame Award - Cormac Gordon (cover photo)
Club Person of the Year Award
Tommy Flannery (pictured above)
Much of the work Tommy does is done quietly behind the scenes. He has managed teams all the way up to minor and is now involved with Junior A hurling. He also served on the Executive for a number of years. During that time he also looked after the maintenance of the club. His support and pride in the club is second to none and while his main grá is hurling, the club comes first.
Adult Management Team of the Year
Minor B Hurling
This team struggled in the league with some heavy defeats, however the management team got the lads motivated and primed for Championship. Winning their 2 group games in Championship with a 1-13 to 2-8 win over Sylvesters and a 3-5 to 1-7 win over Whitehall the team found themselves in a Championship Semi Final against a strong Na Fianna side. Lucan ran out comfortable winners with a massive score of 3-19 to Na Fianna's 4-9. So on to O' Toole Park it was for a Championship final against near neighbours Commercials unfortunately it was not to be as Lucan went down by the smallest of margins 2-7 to 1-9. A huge achievement all the same after a poor league campaign to be narrowly beaten in a Championship Final. Well done to the Lucan Minor B Hurlers and their management team of Eoin Gately, Jack Butler and John Egan.
Juvenile Management Team of the Year
U14 A Hurling
Undefeated in Dublin all year, winning both Feile and Div 1. Beaten in National Feile by a point after ET by the eventual winners, a great example and great supporters of activities in the club, particularly the Bar !! The Juv Management team of the Year is the U14A hurling mgt team Colm Farrell, Lenny McSweeney, Anthony Doody, John Kennedy and Matt McCaffrey
The Intermediate Football player of the year has given many years of service to the club. He has played at senior level over several years before joining the intermediate squad last year. He showed great leadership both on and off the pitch. He played in almost all league matches last year amassing 3 goals and 14 points from play over the season. He was one of the keys drivers in this team gaining promotion to Division 4. The PoY is Andy Hope.
Intermediate Ladies Football
The award this year goes to one of the most committed players. She never easily misses a training session and is always ultra competitive during all matches. On top of that, she has quickly become a very popular member of the team in the few years that she has been involved!!
The Inter Ladies Player of the Year for 2018 is Ciara McNamara.
Junior A Hurling
The centre piece of the team last year, and a real steady influence who always is very committed , took a lot knocks and gave as many back. With an overwhelming majority of votes the Jnr A POY is Joey Byrne
Junior A Football
A difficult year with a definite shortage of numbers on the panel, which meant that panel was often seriously over stretched. Every member of the panel gave more than might be reasonably expected. This spirit was exemplified by one man who, even though he spent every week telling the management all about his sore finger, or his tight calf, or some other unmentionable part of his anatomy.
So a deserved winner is the youthful COLM HICKEY
Junior B Football
From the first game his powerful running and tenacious tackling from the half back line helped the team drive forward to victory. Although this resulted in a red card late on (2 yellows a little harsh in my opinion), but as this was his first competitive game in several years, the management put it down to football getting a bit softer over that period. He went on to make that half back position his own and was first name on the team sheet each week.
A great trainer and good attitude on the pitch, and despite a knee injury in middle of the summer Conor returned to action for the last few league games and the end of the championship and helped the team to have a good finish to end the year.
Junior B Hurling
This is a player who played up to the Junior B team and made a major contribution in his free taking and all round play. Without him the team would not have gone as far as it did. A Great player with a great attitude.
Junior Ladies Football
This year the players nominated their own player of the year. This team is made up of an age range spanning from mid teens, to let's just say a bit older than mid teens!!!!.
Marian O' Shea is this year's player of the year for mamamias.
She is a real team player and brings such enthusiasm to the game. Willing to take on any position but has held the centre half back and made it her own. She is entertaining and funny and makes the sessions enjoyable with her antics.
She is the kit woman and keeps us all looking lovely.
Well done Marian.
Minor A Camogie
The Minor A team lost out narrowly on reaching a semi final this year, they went on to claim the shield trophy with a determined performance against Na Fianna. Difficult to select one player from this talented bunch of girls. This player has an electrifying turn of pace, always tormenting the opposition’s defence with her mazy runs. A very skilful player with great ability to win high ball and convert it into scores. Always in good humour and a pleasure to have on the team, our Minor A Camogie Player of the Year is Laura Quinn.
Minor A Football Alan Murphy ability, attitude, application
Minor A Hurling
Anthony McNulty played a key role in the success of the Minor A hurling team in winning the division 2 south league and unfortunately narrowly failing to progress from our group in the A championship. In fact is dedication is such that he travelled from London on the morning of our first round championship game to be there for 11 o’clock, playing a great game to earn us a draw against Cuala.
While being quiet and very unassuming, he has in abundance the skills that makes a great player. Such skills include; Visionary, Reactive, Brave, a Decision Making, Confident, Committed, Positive and the list could go on. He plays in key positions at centre field or in the half back line.
Anthony has always been a pleasure to work with and has an incredibly positive attitude to anything that may improve him or the team. He is very well liked and gets on well with his peers
Anthony will progress through to our senior hurling team where it’s just a matter of time before he hold down a regular position. Were it not for his leaving cert study commitments he would be on the senior panel at this stage
On behalf of the 2018 minor A hurling management team We would to wish Anthony the very best in his leaving cert year, his sport career and his professional career going forward.
Minor B Camogie
Rebecca Flanagan is this year’s Minor B Camogie player of the year, she has transitioned from Juvenile to Minor Camogie with ease. Rebecca has a great attitude at training and in matches and is a real leader of the team, she may be one of the quieter players but leads by example. The move from corner back to Centre-back has enabled Rebecca to thrive in this new role and was the most influential player on the pitch for each match she played.
Minor B Football
Thomas Heffernan has been awarded the Minor B footballer of the year for 2018.
Thomas was the cornerstone of the Minor B defence last season. He led by example
both on and off the pitch. He always gave 100 percent in training and produced
great performances in the league and championship.
Minor B Hurling
It is always difficult to be a leader within a team, and even harder to turn into training every week, on a Friday night, sometimes with only 4 players there in February. It’s even tougher again when you’re placed in a position that is totally new, and one that you never had any intention of playing before. He embraced his role within the team and never complained, irrespective of how things were going in any given game. He longed to play in wingback, but anytime it was considered, he’d disrupt a certain goal opportunity and I’d swiftly be reminded that he was playing full back for a reason.
The minor B hurling player of the year is Robert Moloney.
Minor Ladies Football
The 2018 Minor Ladies team was made up of some fabulous girls who should all get an award, for their attitude towards training, matches and most especially to each other. Their humour was always a joy to witness even if we didn't understand it. As we have to pick only one player I think this girl summed up the spirit of the whole team, her effort at training and during a match was exceptional, even when things didn't go well for her and her inner demon came out she would gather herself and keep going. The Minor Ladies Player of the Year is Katie Wisdom.
Senior 1 Camogie
This girl has been on the senior Camogie team for many years now and during this time has always been a regular starter who has always given 100% where ever she is asked to play from sweeper to any of the forward positions. She is a regular on the Dublin team for many years now and has always made a big effort to juggle the her club and county commitments. While quiet and unassuming off the pitch once she crosses the white line her courage,will to win and energy drives on all those around her. Our player of the year is Emma Flanagan
Senior 2 Camogie
This year’s intermediate camogie team, a blend of youth and experience, finished second in the league with some memorable performances throughout the year.
This player is very unassuming, always giving her all in training and matches; she is an excellent role model for the younger players when they join the team. A versatile player, she is willing and able to play in any position she is asked. She is always in good form and a pleasure to coach.
This years Intermediate Camogie Player of the Year is Niamh Power
Senior 5 Camogie
Katie Feeneythroughout 2018 - this player demonstrated her commitment to her team and club by giving 100% at training and during league and championship campaigns. Always doing the simple things well, regularly displaying a high work ethic on behalf of her team while communicating well with her teammates. A well deserved recipient of this award
Senior 5 Player of the Year for 2018: Katie Feeney
Senior 6 Camogie
Emma Kate Carroll
This year’s player of the year showed great attitude throughout 2018 and overcame a number of injuries through the year. Even when injured she was on the side line encouraging her team mates. She continues to improve as a player with every passing year, and strives to improve all aspects of her game. She is without doubt one of our fittest and strongest players.
Our Senior 6 Player of the Year is Emma Kate Carroll.
POY for Senior Football 2018 is Declan O' Shaughnessy - Declan was probably one of the most consistent players on the panel 2018 he played in nearly every game (apart from one or two due to injury) and rarely missed a training session. His performances on the pitch were excellent, Declan gave 110% in every game and training session and was an inspiration to any of the younger lads on the panel. Declan is a very versatile player and can play in the backs or forwards and never has an issue when asked to change positions. We wish Declan all the best on and off the pitch for 2019.
Paul grabbed his opportunity with both hands and made the number 3 jersey his own when regular full back Barry Aird suffered an injury early in the year. Paul was ever present at training and always gave 100%. Commanding in the air , on the ground and never one to shirk a challenge, he grew in confidence as the year went on. He ended up being one of the first names on the team sheet and captaining our U21 side later in the year. If Paul continues to work on his game as he has done in 2018, he will be a stalwart of the Lucan senior Hurlers for many years to come.
Under 21 Football
The under 21 football team started its campaign with a win over St Patricks of Donabate but unfortunately the team went out at the quarter final stage losing to eventual winners Clontarf by six points. This years player of the year is an extremely dedicated player who puts his all into both training and matches.He is an extremely positive young man who brings great energy to the team and his positive outlook is backed up by an uncanny ability to beat his man to the ball. This years under 21 footballer of the year is Dan Forde.
Under 21 Hurling
Luke is a special talent and always a pleasure to work with. In his first year at senior Hurling, having played Minor in 2017 , Luke was another of the 'young' brigade who showed in his performances that the future of Lucan Hurling will bring exciting times. Our U21 championship run was a short one but Luke was solid as a rock at number 6 . To be called into the Dublin senior set up in his first year at senior level shows his qualities are widely acknowledged. Another player with a big future !