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Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes Monday 18 February

February 18, 2019

A great night at our Annual Awards, thanks to our Secretary Jo Mahon and Adult Games Secretary Alice Whyte for all the organisation to make it a seamless evening. Well done to all award winners, particularly our very well deserving Hall of Fame (Cormac Gordon, the very shocked Roscommon man) and Club Person of the Year (Tommy Flannery, not the first person in that house to win it).  

Next up is Leopardstown Leaps race day; Sunday the 3 March; A great day out, Prosecco reception in the club, bus to race course, 4 course meal with wine. Tipster and hopefully back with plenty of winnings, Contact Jim 086 238 7585 or Joe 086 815 4636 to arrange a seat (€100) and or table.

Wedding Bells - We send our best wishes to Fintan Clandillon and Aisling Clarke as they prepare for their very special day this coming weekend. We wish them a long and happy life together.

Lotto We had a winner of the lotto on the 14th February, Congratulations to Ruth O’Leary; Numbers were 4, 10, 18 and 24. Next weeks’ jackpot €1,000, draw will be managed by Frank Fleming and is sponsored by O’Grady Hearing Care Services. Play Online here, Or Tickets can be purchased at the Club, or in Kenny’s Vesey Arms.

Will you be the LAST MAN STANDING – The Senior hurlers are running a Competition, as a fundraiser, pick a premier league team each week, competition starts on the mid-week games of Feb 26th. €500 for the winner, Entry by 6pm Sunday 24th for entry and full details email or contact Mick Roche 087 242 8419 or Mike Hanley 086 0144040 €10 entry.

Friday 15th March the Disco is back – Lucan Sarsfield’s Disco – 4th, 5th and 6th Class disco , 7:30 to 9:30pm.

The Golf Society 2019 AGM will be held in the clubhouse on Monday 4th March at 9.00pm. All are very welcome. Gerry Mescall is the Society Captain for 2019 and we wish him well and ask you to support Gerry and your Society during 2019.

Golf Society Outings 2019
Saturday 13th April 2019 – Kilcock Golf Club
Saturday 18th May 2019 – Moyvalley Hotel & Golf Resort
Friday 21st June 2019 – Lucan Golf Club – Annual Classic.
Friday 19th July 2019 – Luttrellstown Golf & Country Club
Saturday 17th August 2019 – St. Margaret’s Golf & Country Club
Saturday 7th September 2019 – Gerry Mescall Captain’s Day Millicent Golf Club

We also have a great social initiative within the club and as with everything it’s very open to new members. The mission of the social initiative is to make clubs more age-friendly by increasing participation of the more established members, particularly older males, in events. They run monthly events for more information contact Seaghan O Lanagain 086266 4947.

Also St Patrick’s Day is fast approaching and of course we have a great day planned in the Club, there will be a free bus from St Mary’s BNS after the parade. There will be kids entertainment in the club from 4.30pm until 7.30pm, Comedy Magic Show and Kids disco with games. There will be Irish Music in the Bar from 4.30pm; hot food will be available, choice of adult and children’s menu. Live MUSIC then later in the club at 8.30pm after the parents have dropped the tired kids home…

Sars Stars – not running this week due to midterm.

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

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

25 Card Drive every Friday in the Bar, 8.00pm. 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 is open Saturdays at 10:30am until 1pm.

Official adult action started this weekend, our Senior footballers under new manager Barry Whelan had a very good win vs Cuala at home, 2.17 to 2.08, unfortunately is wasn’t as good news for the rest of the adult footballers, with the three others teams suffering home losses, disappointing but we are sure they all will bounce back. Lots of new players and managements so a little time needed. Better news for our hurling section with both minors team securing good opening victories. U14A+B and 15A footballers all had good wins, full reports below. Adult Hurling next week see Adult hurling report for next week’s fixture schedule.

Hard luck to Darren Gavin, who with UCD lost out in the semi-final of the Sigerson, also disappointment for our intercounty Stars, Chris Crummey with Senior hurlers vs Galway, Ali Twomey, Emma Flanagan, Jess McClelland and Orla Beagan Senior Camogie vs Limerick and Kate Wisdom, Laura Quinn and Abbey Shiels vs Meath in the Leinster Minor Championship Round Robin.

Juvenile Football Report

There was a lot of juvenile football action this weekend with many of our younger groups making a return to action for 2019.

The U-8s began their football journey with an away game against Kilmacud Crokes and a home game against      Ballinteer St. Johns. All the teams acquitted themselves very well in all of the games.

The U-9s also played Kilmacud Crokes away and had a home game against Crumlin.

The U-10s also had an away game against Kilmacud Crokes and a home game against Na Fianna.

Date: 16.02.2019
Venue: AGP 1
Opposition: Na Fianna
Competition: Boys U10 Football – Group 2.

Match Report:
On what was a lovely morning to get the season underway, Lucan Boys U10 footballers welcomed Na Fianna footballers. With parents working hard to get pitches & goal post set up the scene was set early for a good battle between 3 teams from each club. All 3 teams battled hard through it the games and showed some great skills which they have been practicing in training. Some great scores, passing, defending and team work were on display and in the end all agreed there is a lot to look forward to for this group again in 2019. A Special thanks to all who helped with set up of goals etc.

The U-11s played both Na Fianna and Clontarf at home in some very competitive games.

The U-12C team had their first outing of the year against Ballinteer St. Johns. (cover photo)

Date: 16.02.2019
Venue: Loreto Park, Nutgrove.
Opposition: Ballinter St. John's CLG
Competition: U.12 Football E Blitz, Group 1.
Final Score: Ballinteer St. John's 3: 05-04 (02-01), Lucan Sarsfield's: 01-05 (00-03).

This second round of matches saw this Lucan team have their first game as they had a bye in the last round. In the first half Lucan had the advantage of the wind but were unable to score enough to make it count. The game was into the 11th minute before the first score was registered, by BSJ. This was down to tenacious tackling and tight marking by a disciplined Lucan defence who turned the ball over legally on a number of occasions. Eoghan Clarke marshaled the defence while making a number of interventions and clearances himself. The midfielders Adam McMahon and Angad Dhaliwal held their own while also driving deep into BSJ territory. The forwards tried hard with Robert Melvin nipping in for a fine point. The second half started well with Angad Dhaliwal driving at the BSJ defense and unleashing a shot that the goalkeeper parried but unfortunately, for him, into Angad Dhaliwal's path which he dispatched to the back of the net. Another point was added by Adam McMahon to tie it up but that was as good as it got. BSJ went on the offensive and never looked in trouble after that. As a whole the team kept trying until the final whistle and while they have plenty to work on they should be proud of their first competitive football match as U.12s.

Scorers: Angad Dhaliwal: 01-01; Adam McMahon: 00-02; Robert Melvin: 00-01; Luke Martin: 00-01.

Squad: E. Whelan, A. Dhaliwal, E Delany, P. Devlin, L. Martin, A. Norman, L. Healy, E. Clarke, K.Doherty, B Fitzgearld, L. Keogh, R. Keegan, A. McMahon, C. Moloney, R. O'Flaherty, L. Enright, J.Miller, R. Melvin.

The U-12B team played Ballyboden St. Endas on Saturday in their second grading league game.

The final score was BBSE 7-4 Lucan Sarsfields 3-4

Scorers D Lester 0-1, J Keogh 0-1 C O’Gara 1-1 J O’Connor 2-0  JP 0’Connor 0-1

The U-12A team played Ballinteer St. Johns in their second grading league game on Saturday.

Date: 16-02-19
Venue: St Catherines Park.
Opposition: Ballinteer St Johns
Competition: u12A football grading league
Final score:  Lucan 8-15 ... BSJ 0-5

Lucans U12 A football team made it two wins from two in their A blitz grading league with a good performance against Ballinteer St Johns in St Catherines Park on Saturday. With both teams coming off the back of impressive wins in their first league outings last week the match started off in competitive fashion with every ball being contested fiercely. Lucan had elected to play against the wind and had to work hard defensively in the early stages with James Dunne, Cian Gavin, Conor Healy & Gavin Lynch to the fore. Both teams traded scores in the first quarter before a Lucan goal from Michael O Brien edged them ahead. Lucan were working hard and as the half wore on were edging most of the physical contests with Killian Costello & Daniel Taaffe dominating at midfield. Some very good passing moves with quick transitioning of the ball from defence to attack resulted in a number of good Lucan scores to put them in control at half time on a score of 3-7 to 0-4. With the wind on their backs Lucan pushed on in the second half and although Balinteer kept fighting the Lucan lads never let up putting in a very good performance with Patrick O Connor in good scoring form and 10 different Lucan players getting on the scoresheet. Well done to all on a very good team performance this weekend.

Lucan Team & scorers: E Flynn, C Gavin, C McCormick (1-0), C Healy, G Lynch, C Reilly, K Costello (0-1), D Taaffe (0-3), K Quinn (2-0), M O'Brien (1-1), P O'Connor (1-6), O Brennan (2-0), J Mills (0-2), J Dunne, A Leonard (0-2), D Horan (1-0)

In the U-13 Grading Football League Division 2, Lucan fell to a very strong St. Vincents team on a score line of 1-18 to 1-04.

Date: 16 February 2019
Venue: St Anne’s Park
Opposition: St Vincent’s
Competition: Football Grading League Division 6
Final Score: St Vincent’s 4.04 - Lucan Sarsfield 2.05

Match Report:
A quick start saw Lucan scoring 1.01 in the opening 5 minutes. It was nip and tuck for most of the first half however Vincent’s rallied with two late goals to lead by the minimum at half time. Lucan Sarsfield’s missed a number of scoring chances in the first half despite the majority of possession. 

The score board improved for Lucan in the second half with more frequent scores.  The St Vincent’s keeper was in inspired form and denied the Lucan forwards on a number of occasions. Despite the loss, Lucan can take positives from the number of scoring opportunities they created and the overall good approach play into their next grading game versus Malahide at home next week.

Squad: Jim O Reilly,  Callum Wynne,  Conor Dolan,  Shane Dolan,  Eoghan O Connor,  Killian O Connor,  James Scott,  Oisin Sharkey,  Luke Gibbs,  Conor Hartigan,  Ryan Feighery,  Aaron Cronin,  Mark Deignan,  Rory Eagan,  Maitiu Brennan,  Dylan Carr,  Cillian O Connor

Scorers: Rory Egan  (1:00), Luke Gibbs (1:01), Aaron Cronin (0:03), Dylan Carr (0:01)

In the U-13 Grading Football Division 10 League, Lucan received a walk over as Whitehall Colmcille could not field a team.

Date: 16/02/2019
Venue: Juvenile Pitch, 12th Lock
Opposition: Ballyboden St Enda’s
Competition: U14 Football League Division 1
Final Score: 5-08 to 3-07

Lucan U14A’s started their league campaign with a hard fought win against Boden on Saturday lunchtime. Lucan played the first half into a strong wind and concentrated on keeping possession of the football. Two first half goals from Cillian Whelan and Daragh Lyons meant Lucan went in at the break on level terms on a scoreline of 2-01 to 1-04. Ballyboden started the second half strongly and after 10 minutes had opened up a 4 point lead with the aid of a penalty. Sarsfields against the odds slowly fought their way back into the match and two goals from Cormac Coffey put them into the lead. Goalkeeper Conor Greally found himself at the other end of the pitch and expertly dispatched Lucan’s fifth goal into corner of the net. Boden got a consolation goal from another penalty, but Sarsfields finished winners in the end by a seven point margin.

Squad:Conor Greally; Sean Carolan, Darragh O’Toole, Dan Kane; Ryan Clancy, Cathal Kennedy, Dara Walsh; Daragh Lyons, Alex Derrien; Eoin Conheady, Charlie Mulqueen, Darragh Meehan; Paddy Ryan, Cormac Coffey, Cillian Whelan. Sub Davy Mulqueen.

Scorers: Cormac Coffey 2-03; Daragh Lyons 1-02; Cillian Whelan 1-00; Conor Greally 1-00; Davy Mulqueen 0-02; Charlie Mulqueen 0-01

Date: 16/2/2019
Venue:Bremore Park
Opposition: O'Dwyers 14A
Competition: U-14 Div 5 Boys Football
Final Score: O'Dwyers 0:0. Lucan 12:12

Lucan were the stronger team but they still had to play a tough game and the lads were very impressive. The game was played 13 v 13 and so there was a lot of space to use and run into . Lucan linked up really well from back to front and we were the fitter of the teams. Congrats to them on their attitude and the effort they put in for the whole game!! Keeping a clean sheet was very good. Lucan will move on to next week and try build on this with another good performance. There were a lot of different scorers and that was also a positive as the boys gain more experience.

The U-14 Division 10 game versus Naomh Mearnog did not take place as the opposition could not field a team.

Date                      17th February 2019
Venue                  Marlay Park
Opposition          Ballinteer St Johns
Competition       U15 Division 1
Final Score          Lucan 8-13 / St Sylvesters 1-07

On a beautiful Spring morning, Marlay Park was looking splendid as Lucan travelled down the M50 to play Balllinteer St Johns.  In truth, it was a game Lucan dominated from the throw in.  Lucan had 3-06 on the board before Ballinteer registered their first point in the 24th minute. The inter play from the lads ensured that they went in 3-07 to 0-02 ahead at half time.  The second half saw Lucan kick on from the half time break as Lucan continue to score with some fine free flowing football. Ballinteer played better in the second half but not enough to ruffle the Lucan feathers as the lads ran out easy winners in what was a good tonic for the lads to register their first win in the U15 ranks.

Squad: Cathal Doody, Jack Doyle, Eoin Kilduff, Joey McSweeney, Alex Hickey, Finn Bruton Zach Delmar, Jamie Smith, Jack Behan, Conor Hylands, Conor Sheary, Rian Fortune, Michael Cunningham, Gareth Kennedy, Charlie Mulqueen, Colin Duffy, David Mulqueen, Rossa Daly, Joey Dunne, Luca Kavanagh (injured)

Scorers: Rian Fortune (0-06), Davy Mulqueen (1-00), Conor Sheary (2-01),  Joey Dunne (1-01), Alex Hickey (0-02). Colin Duffy (1-01), Conor Hylands (1-01), Gareth Kennedy (1-00), Eoin Kilduff (1-00), Charlie Mulqueen (0-01)

The U-15 B team fell to a 4-15 to 0-07 defeat to a very strong Geraldine P. Moran team.

Date:                                     16th February, 2019        
Venue:                                 AGP3
Opposition:                        Templeogue Synge Street
Competition:                     U16 Football Division 2
Final Score:                         Lucan Sarsfields 0-10 – Templeogue Street 0-12

Match Report:
The U16A Footballers had their first home league match of the season against Templeogue Street. Lucan began the first half at a blistering pace and went a couple of points ahead. However, Templeogue began to claw their way back in it and we exchanged points in a low scoring first half with Templeogue leading by 5 points to 4.

The second half began with Templeogue building on their lead and, playing with a strong breeze behind them, built up a 4-point lead with 15 minutes to go. However, we began to build momentum and came back to level scores in the dying minutes. We then had a couple of chances to win the game but did not convert. Templeogue then latched on 2 points with the last two plays of the game to win a very close contest. We did not play to the same level as last week against Castleknock but still had a great chance to win the game. Onwards and upwards.

Squad – Cathal Doody, Neil O’leary, Aidan Sheary, Cillian Morrissey, James Finn, Sean Harkness, Stephen Ramsay, Rian Carey, Jamie Lavin, Samuel Keogh, Ciarán Scully, Jack O’Donnell, Sam Noctor, Reece Lamphiere, Tony Mulqueen, Jack Lawlor, Adam Whyte,  Matthew Coogan, Louis Butler.

The U-16 B team had a great win away to Kilmacud Crokes on a score line of 1-11 to 2-06.

Well done to all the teams competing at the weekend.

Adult Hurling Report
The competitive season commenced this weekend with both our Minor teams in opening round league action and both recorded good wins - see match reports below. Next weekend our three adult teams commence their league campaigns, starting with the Seniors who play Cuala in UCD at 7PM on Friday evening. Then on Sunday our Junior As travel to Swords to play St Finians, and the Junior Bs are away to Ballinteer.


MHL Div1: Lucan Sarsfields 2-17 Raheny 0-6.

This was Lucan’s first competitive game of the year so important to get the win especially on home ground. Playing with the wind on the first half, scorer in chief Matt Dunne had the first point on the board within 10 seconds. Lucan backs were solid and dealt with any attack that Raheny tried to muster throughout the first half, keeping Raheny scoreless for the first 30 mins. Mark Lavin lead the charge from centre back delivering perfect ball to an ever industrious attack allowing Matt to find the net twice in the first half to lead at halftime, 2-11 to 0-0. Raheny had more luck in the second half with the aid of the breeze. Lucan found it difficult to create the same scoring opportunities as in the first half adding only 6 points to their tally, with Raheny scoring the same.

Lucan Team Luke Finnerty, Fintan Ward, Cian Duffy, Daire Murphy, Dylan Kelly, Mark Lavin. Philip Kane, Colm Walsh, Alex Hanley, Charlie Keher, Colm Behan, Evan Dowling, Alan Lynch, Matt Dunne, Oisin Ryan. Subs introduced: Jack Mc Carthy, Eoin Power, Mark Gormley, Cian Canavan.

MHL Div4: Kevins 1-3, Lucan Sarsfields 5-4.

Lucan Minor Bs had a positive start to Div 4 South in the opening fixture away in Dolphins Barn. Kevins won the toss and played with a strong wind which helped them into a 1-1 lead. Cormac Sharkey opened the scoring for Lucan on thirteen minutes when he found the net after being played in by Charlie Casely. Oisin Twamley followed up with another goal ten minutes later. Lucan started to take control of puckouts with Casely displaying excellent fetching skills to keep the pressure on Kevins. Both teams added a further point before the break which left Lucan ahead by 2-1 to 1-2. Lucan played with the wind in the second half and this added further distance to our clearances. Mark Daly got the finishing touch following a decent save from Sean Balfe. Daniel Coogan put over a free before scoring an impressive individual goal to put further distance between the teams. Twamley and Balfe added further points before Cathal Shanahan found the net for our fifth goal mid-way through the half. Ciaran O'Brien was very solid in the backs and although the ball wasn't coming in as frequently as the first half, his concentration remained high and he linked well with the other backs around him. This was a sound team performance with a good spread of scorers.

Lucan Team: J Mooney; A Smith, C O'Brien, S Egan; L Power, Rob Moloney, P Farrell; C Shanahan (1-0), C Casely; O Twamley(1-2), D Coogan (1-1), S Balfe (0-1); S O'Leary, M Daly (1-0), C Sharkey (1-0); P O'Leary, M Connolly, M Coogan.

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