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Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes Monday 15 April

April 15, 2019

Another fabulous Féile weekend, both teams played with great heart, spirit and determination, and it culminated with our D1 team bringing home the cup for a famous 2-in-a-row. Well done to the whole squad and management of Paul, Kevin, Diarmuid, Fintan and Fergal, a fabulous achievement. A huge thanks to Liam Mulhall (Co-Ordinator) and Mike Hanley and all the volunteers and supporters who ensured the Saturday was a great day and showcased the best of the club. It was great to see the teams mixing with our Senior hurlers during the week as well, giving them that added inspiration and our Senior hurlers have a massive week themselves this week, they play the second round of Championship this Friday (Good Friday) at 6:30pm vs Setanta in O’Toole Park, Crumlin. Your Support can really make a difference and it is very welcome and appreciated.

A good weekend for our adult footballers, with 3 out of the 4 teams recording comprehensive wins in Championship. Our Senior footballers unbeaten all year, dispatched Skerries Harps on Friday night, thanks to all who travelled to Garristown, next up for them is Ballyboden on Thursday 25th April at 7:30pm in Monastery Road, Clondalkin. Support welcome.

Also this Good Friday, we are aiming to do a Club Clean up; this of course takes of elbow grease and of course we need YOU, the club members, the volunteers to give whatever time you can, we are particularly looking for those with specialised skills such as landscaping, electricians, carpenters etc. etc. but all forms of help as always is welcome. 10am start.

Well done to the Millie, Lily, Lauren (c), Phoebe and Sinead part of the Dublin 16 camogie team who had a big win vs Wexford and have qualified for the Leinster Final. Also to Emma O’Brien who had a big win vs Kildare with the Dublin U16 LF team. Also a good win for the Dublin Minor Ladies footballers in their final game of the campaign; well done to Katie, Laura and Abbey who were part of the squad.

Lotto There was no winner of the lotto on the 11th April, Numbers were 2, 10, 11 and 18 . Next weeks’ jackpot €4,200, next draw will be managed by and is sponsored by. Lucky Dips Winners: Kevin Fitzgerald, Mick Casey, Patrick O’Loughlin, Hannah Kelly, Gerry McDermott. Easter Eggs: Gabriel, Seagan+Sinead, Keith Hannon, Grainne Burke, JMcGivney, Pat Glover, Orna Thompson, Oliver Mann, Che McGann, Cormac Gordon. Play Online here, Or Tickets can be purchased at the Club, or in Kenny’s Vesey Arms.


Senior Hurlers have a social night planned for Saturday 27th April, Dionse will play in the clubhouse. Tickets are €10 each and can be got from any of the senior hurlers or Kathleen Roche (087 9639439).


Golf society results from our first outing of the year in Kilcock, Sat 13th April. Overall Winner John Byrne (14) 39pts, BB9. 2nd Overall Aidan Roche (15) 39pts. Category 1 Winner Seamus Fagan (11) 37pts, Category 2 Winner Billy Hayes (18) 31pts, Category 3 Winner Mick Molloy (25) 34pts. Congratulations to all the winners. Next outing is Moyvalley Golf Club Saturday 18th May. All welcome.

We 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 086 266 4947. They had a great visit to Wexford recently and are due to have an interesting trip to Intel soon.

Lucan Sarsfields Disco 4th 5th and 6th Class Disco THIS Friday 19th April; 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm (Supervised). This will be a ticketed event and tickets are on sale in the bar.

Sars Stars – ‘GAA for All’ is on a break for midterm, until 30 April.

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

Zumba classe is on this Tuesday, takes a break next Tuesday.

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 NOT OPEN this Saturday.

U8 girls Camogie: Cuala v Lucan Sarsfields Sunday 14th April.

A bitterly cold and windy morning in Cuala. Our U8 Camogie teams worked very hard against a combined opposition of Cuala and St. Marks. Their hard work was rewarded with a little Easter goodie bag from one of our parents. Our U8 girls are taking this week off training as many are attending the Easter camp. Hoping they enjoy this and their Easter break.

Juvenile Football Report
Most of the action this weekend was confined to the CCC1 teams.

First of all a big congratulations t both U-14 hurling teams who competed so well in the Feile competition this weekend and especially to the A squad who won the Division 1 title outright.

Both U-8 groups were away from home this weekend. Group 1 were away to Geraldine P. Moran and Group 2 were away to St. Judes and all teams competed well.

The first U-9 group were away to Kilmacud Crokes and the second group were away to Good Counsel Liffey Gaels. Again some very competitive games at this age group with all the players enjoying themselves and displaying their skills.

The first U-10 group were away to St. Judes in Tymon Park where they played some very competitive games. The second group were away to Ballinteer St. Johns where the boys displayed some skills and took some excellent  scores.

Both U-11 groups were at home. The first group played Ranelagh Gaels and the second played St. Maurs. There were more good skills on show in these games and all of the boys enjoyed themselves against tough opposition.

All three U-12 teams began their leagues after the grading leagues finished a couple of weeks ago.

U.12 Football Lucan Sarsfields 3
Date & Time: 13.04.2019 @  12.15 a.m.
Venue: Deerpark
Opposition: Kilmacud Crokes.
Competition: U.12 Football League, Division 11 ( Round 1).
Final Score: Lucan Sarsfield's 3: 7.04, Kilmacud Crokes:11-10

For their opening league match, Lucan  came up against a strong Kilmacud Crokes in Deerpark. Both sides had to contend with a gale but the home side ultimately  coped better. However, despite the conditions, both sets of forwards thrived with a combined tally of 32 scores.

Against the wind Crokes got off to the brighter start, and quickly had 1-2 without reply. A bustling Ciarán Moloney drifted into the Crokes Goal area and was rewarded with a pass which he dispatched  past the despairing dive of the Kilmacud net-minder. Game on! Adam Norman closed the gap further with two quickfire points. The Lucan defense of Eric Delaney, who got in some great blocks, Luke Kehoe, who depite getting injured battled on, and Evan Doody, who lasted the pace despite only just returning after a long injury lay off, all stood strong against an imposing attack. In midfield Kevin Doherty and Nico Jalzabetic were up and down the field moving the ball with pace into the forwards. In the half forwards the effervescent Lucas Enright kept Lucan in the game with a goal and a point. Ben Fitzgerald, on introduction, made an immediate impact by netting after a fine team move. At the break Kilmacud held the advantage with a 2 point lead.

After the restart the Lucan Boys tried to keep the ball in hand with short passes  to mitigate for the gale in their faces and this resulted in an early dividend as Lucas Enright and Alexander Bollard netted. These goals gave Lucan the lead for the first time. Unfortunately, for the Lucan boys, Kilmacud replied with a goal and a point of their own. At this stage, Lucan backs were under fierce pressure, with Jack Miller, Riain Keegan and Eoghan Clarke harassing the Kilmacud raiders, halting attack after attack, with good and hard but fair tackling. In goals Evan Whelan made some fine saves and is improving on his kick-outs. Eventually, Kilmacud's dominance in possession enabled them to run out  winners in the end.

The Lucan team on the day did not lack for endeavor or enthusiasm and are looking forward to their next competitive football match.

Lucan Scorers: Ciarán Moloney: 1-00, Lucas Enright: 2-01, Nico Jalzabetic: 1-01, Adam Norman: 1-02, B. Fitzgearald: 1-00, A. Bollard: 1-00

Lucan Squad: E. Whelan,   J. Miller,   R. Keegan,   E.  Delaney, L. Kehoe, E. Doody, N. Jalzabetic, K. Doherty, A. Bollard, L. Enright, C. Moloney, E. Clarke,  A. Norman and Ben Fitzgearald.

U.12 Football Lucan Sarsfields 2
Date & Time: 13.04.2019 @ 12.15 a.m.
Venue: Loreta Park
Opposition: Ballinteer St. Johns
Competition: U.12 Football League, Division 6 ( Round 1).
Final Score: Lucan Sarsfield's 2: 7.09, Ballinteer St. Johns 2-04

Lucan started off well with the first score which a long ball in from John Patrick to Cian O'Gara who offloaded quickly to space in front of Liam Whelan who gathered and buried in bottom corner. Liam Whelan who was showing some great form in this game scored another goal in this game again before BSJ registered a score. Lucan picked off a few more points in the first half with BSJ registering 1-2. HT BSJ 1-2 Lucan 2-4.

It was impressive display considering Lucan were playing into the wind. There were some great saves and good kick outs by Cillian Buttner in goals and Conor Long had a very strong defensive performance. Lucan dominated the second half with the wind and ran out comfortable winners in the end. The Lucan players were happy at the end and delighted to get their first competitive win at U-12 level. It was also great to see their injured team mates Michael Casey and Cian Waterhouse out at the game in support and we wish them a speedy recovery.

Squad and Scorers: Liam Whelan 5-1, Darragh Coilfier 1-1, John Patrick O'Connor 1-0, Darragh Lester 0-1, Cian O'Gara 0-2, Cathal Dowling 0-1, Jack Keogh 0-2, Phelim Dunne 0-1, Cillian Buttner, Patrick Cosgrove, Olan Sullivan, Conor Long, Adam McMahon, Angad Dhaliwal, Cian Waterhouse (inj), Michael Casey (inj).

Date; 13-04-19
Venue: St Catherines Park.
Opposition: Castleknock
Competition: U12 Div 1 football league, Round 1
Final score:  Lucan 5-17 Castleknock 2-3

Lucans U12A footballers started off their div 1 league campaign with an impressive win over Castleknock on Saturday.

In blustery conditions in St Catherines Park, this game was well contested by both sides from the outset. Castleknock were battling hard but Lucan’s ability to move the ball quickly from defence to attack allowed them to edge ahead on the scoreboard. Castleknock were creating chances of their own but found the Lucan rearguard difficult to breach with Cian Mc Cormick , James Dunne & Karl Quinn defending superbly and the returning Evan Flynn in good form between the sticks. Scores were traded by both sides, including some wonderful Lucan scores from Oscar Brennan,  Michael O'Brien & Patrick O Connor,  and at half time Lucan lead 3-7 to 1-3.

The second half continued in the same vain but despite a huge Castleknock effort Lucan’s workrate allowed their skills to shine through with some fantastic scores taken, by Gavin Lynch, Daniel Taaffe, Killian Costello & Jack Mills, to finish the game on a score line of Lucan 5-17 Castleknock 2-3. A great squad effort from the Lucan lads with every player playing their part.

Well done to all.

Lucan Team & scorers: E Flynn, M Byrne, C McCormick, C Gavin, K Costello (0-2), C Reilly, G Lynch (0-1), D Taaffe (1-3), A Leonard, M O'Brien (1-3), J Mills (0-2),  O Brennan (1-1), P O'Connor (2-5). J Dunne, D Horan, K Quinn.

Well done to all the teams competing at the weekend.

Adult Hurling Report

Both Minor were teams in league action this weekend and both lost out in competitive encounters – see match reports below. Next weekend sees our Seniors play their second round Championship match v Setanta on Good Friday evening 6.30pm in O’Toole Park. This is a must win game for Lucan and a strong support could make all the difference! Congratulations to all involved with the Feile success – great to see the support from the senior players at training last Thursday and on the side-lines over the weekend. No neart go cur le chéile!

MHL1: Kilmacud Crokes 3-17 Lucan Sarsfields 1-12

Played in Silverpark in freezing conditions, this was an enjoyable game of hurling, with the scoreline not doing justice to a gallant Lucan performance. Playing with the wind in the 1st half, Fionnan Breen got the scoring going with a nicely taken point with the aid of the breeze. Charlie Keher was impeccable from the frees throughout and sides were level at 8 points each at the break. Losing Daire Murphy to an injury midway through the 1st half was a blow but Rian Carey was an able replacement for the rest of the game not putting a foot wrong. Second half playing into the wind was always going to be a tougher challenge for Lucan but the players battled hard for each other throughout. 2 goals in the last couple of minutes for Crokes gave a scoreline that didn't reflect the contest as a whole. This Lucan team are improving with every game and even though missing some players, they were right there in the game until the last couple of goals from Crokes.

Lucan Team: Luke Finnerty, Daire Murphy, Cian Duffy, Philip Kane, Daragh Reid, Dylan Kelly, Ben O Toole. Colm Behan, Alex Hanley, Charlie Keher, Fionnan Breen, Mark Gormley, Eoin Power, Evan Dowling, Jack McCarthy. Subs introduced: Rian Carey, Cian Canavan, Oisin Ryan, Mathew Coogan.

MHL4: Crumlin 3-9 Lucan Sarsfields 2-8.

Lucan Minor Bs went down narrowly to Crumlin in the Div 4 South top of the table clash. Lucan lost the toss but made light of playing against a stiff breeze by opening with four points inside the first six minutes. Oisin Twamley was heavily involved in this opening spell in winning frees and scoring. Charlie Casely, Cathal Shanahan and a Liam O'Connor free set Lucan off to a good start. Crumlin were next to score and got lucky with a fortuitous goal from a sideline cut. This helped them settle into the game which they controlled for large periods of the second quarter. They scored three frees and got one from play to lead by the goal at half time. Both teams had a number of wides with the wind pushing some Lucan efforts away whilst the Lucan backs allowed no free shots. After the break, Crumlin kept the pressure on with five from play with just two O'Connor frees in reply. Casely set up Adam White who found the net but this was cancelled out quickly by a Crumlin goal. O'Connor converted another free before Casely found the net this time from a long ball delivered in. Sean Balfe followed up with a point to tie the game with just a few minutes left. With time up, Crumlin found the net again with an excellent strike but with cries of "three catches" ringing out. They scored a last-puck point to secure then win. Best for Lucan were Daniel Coogan and Rob Moloney in defense with Oisin Twamley and Charlie Casely putting in good spells up front.

Lucan Team: J Mooney; A Smith, D Coogan, S Egan; L Power, Rob Moloney, A Bernie; C Shanahan (0-1), C Casely (1-1); O Twamley (0-1), L O'Connor (0-4f), S Balfe (0-1); S O'Leary, M Daly; S Harkness, A White (1-0), P O'Leary, M Connolly

Juvenile Hurling Reports

Over the last 14 day the U16B team have played 4 competitive league fixtures, 1 draw and 3 wins.


Game 1: V’s Bray Emmett’s at home. 

The team were looking forward to this fixture as they have always been competitive.  Both sides got off to a slow start but as the half progressed Bray were converting the better chances, ahead by 4 in the first half.  Lucan not wanting to conceded a second game dug in with some excellent scores managed to draw the game with a final puck of the ball.

Final Score 3-9 to 2-12.


Game 2: V’s St. Sylvester’s Away.

The first challenge was trying to get the entire team across the M50 to Malahide in peak traffic.  With 5 mins to spare the full squad arrived.  Lucan stamped their mark on the game opening up a 5 point lead before the opposition scored.  When Sylvester’s levelled the match in the second half it was point for point for both sides.  With the light fading Lucan held out for the win, if only by a point.

Final Score 1-12 to 2-10


Game 3: V’s St. Patricks (P) Away.

Once again Lucan looked forward to this encounter as they lost twice to St. Pats last year.  With our 1st choice keeper not turning up Ryan Brant stepped back into goal, a position he gave up over a 1 year ago.  Feeling in good form after their previous matches the team got stuck in from the start taking every opportunity to score and defend every attack.  Some excellent man marking by Conor Hannon restricted St. Pats key player throughout the game.  This frustrated the St. Pats players and only seemed to spur on the team. Yet another convincing win. Probably the least amount of points conceded in any game they have played.

Final Score 2-1 to 1-12


Game 4: V’s Thomas Davis Home.

Not looking forward to this and Thomas Davis had not lost a game yet and were also top scorers in the league.  A commitment from the lads to improve their ability to win the scrappy 50/50 balls was our 1 goal.  With that the lads seemed to take on a new vigour.  Suddenly every 50/50 ball was ours and even with the wind in the first half I was sure Thomas Davis would punish us in the second half.  This was not the case Lucan went to add there score tally with Deane only missing 1 free in the whole game, it was against the wind.  Lucan had 7 players on the score sheet.

Final Score 3-14 to 1-9


After these hectic 2 weeks, we are now sit 4th in the league. we were 3rd from bottom.

U15A Division 1 Vs Naomh Barrog Thursday 11th April

The U15As took the long trip out To Saint Fintan’s school in Sutton to face Naomh Barrog last Thursday.    The match was played on a very poor surface in very windy conditions with Lucan electing to play against the very stiff breeze in the first half.       Lucan were slow out the blocks and Naomh Barrog took full advantage going 3 points up in the early stages.     Lucan did respond and we went in at halftime leading by 1-5 to 0-6.      The half time team talk was very much focused on eliminating the complacency we had displayed in the first half.   The lads responded brilliantly and pushed on aggressively eliminating the mistakes we had been making in the first half and ensuring a green jersey was found with every pass.      Lucan outscored our hosts by 1-17 to 0-5 in the second half, delivering a comfortable 2-22 to 0-11 win

Team;   Cathal Doody, Joey McSweeney, Eoin Kilduff, Liam Farrell, Michael Cunningham (0-1), Jack Behan, Finn Bruton, Rian Fortune, Liam Garrigan (0-5), Conor Hyland (1-1), Joey Dunne (1-10), Alex Hickey (0-1), Gareth Kennedy  (0-2), Jack Doyle (0-2), Adam Duffy,  Subs Charlie Mulqueen, Jamie Smith, Kian Quinn, Conor Sheary   Rossa Daly (injured), Davey Mulqueen (injured)


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