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Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes Monday 29 April
April 29, 2019
Well done to both our U15 football teams who qualified for their Championship semi-finals at the weekend. Match reports below. Not so good for our adult football teams who all lost out but are still in a strong position to qualify for the quarter finals, a senior losing their first competitive game against a strong Ballyboden side, our Jnr A team lost Cuala and Jnr B lost to a strong Clann Mhuire side. Good results for Snr 1 Camogie, who made in two in a row in the league, also two win for our Adult ladies football teams, good wins for u16B LF U16B U13A U15A Camogie. Next up Jnr Hurling Championship this bank holiday weekend, full details in adult hurling report.
An historic weekend this weekend as we enter for the first time, THREE Féile boys football teams, a great achievement and we hope everyone enjoys it. Thanks to all for putting in the hard work, and keep the FUN up. We are also hosting the Div 4A Section up the club and we are sure plenty of you will make it up to cheer on the lads. the other two teams are in Cherryfield and Tymon Park and will wish everyone well and hope as many of you who can get out and support do. All first games are at 10.30am on the Saturday.
*Camogie (Hurling) Masterclass*
the legendary Paudie Butler will be coming to the club to train our U14 Camogie squad on Thursday 2nd May @ 7pm on the Juvenile pitch; all club coaches are welcome to attend to pick up tips and skills to include in your own sessions. We would like to see everyone their so please share with your teams mentors.
Hard Luck to Charlie Keher, Colm Walsh and Evin Dowling who were part of the Dublin Minor hurling squad who lost out by the smallest of margins to Kilkenny in the 1st Round robin game. Also to hard luck to Emma O’Brien who was part of the Dublin LF U16 team who lost the Leinster Final to a strong Meath team. We wish our 5 U16 Dublin Camogie reps Lauren Dawson, who will be captaining the side, Pheobe Shannon, Millie Reid, Sinead Daly and Lilly Rooney, all the best this weekend as they take on Kilkenny in a Leinster Final in Wexford GAA Centre of Excellence, at 2.30pm on Sunday 5th. Support very welcome.
And great to see the next crop representing Lucan so well, with Cian Canavan and Michael Young also lining out in blue for the Dublin U16 hurlers in the Celtic Cup Challenge.
Volunteers Needed. - Great teams aren’t just on the fields.
We are currently looking for volunteers to help our Childrens’ officer in our club to look out for the welfare of our children and ensure that we are providing a safe and fun environment for them to learn the skills of the GAA. If you have an interest in child welfare in our club and have a balanced and strong personality we would like to hear from you. We rely on volunteers to run our club and hope you would consider helping us to help our kids enjoy our sport. You can contact via email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Lotto There was no winner of the lotto on the 25th April, Numbers were 9, 10, 20 and 24. Next weeks’ jackpot €5,000, next draw will be managed by Cormac Gordon and is sponsored by Dual Printing Ltd. Lucky dip winners John Condon €50, Hannah Kelly, Ella O'Neill, Ben and Charlie Flanagan, Seaghan O'Lanagain. Play Online here, Or Tickets can be purchased at the Club, or in Kenny’s Vesey Arms.
Senior Hurlers had a great social night in the club last Saturday night where the club were delighted to present Peter Kelly and John McCaffrey with a small piece on recognition of their contribution to Dublin Senior Hurling. A big thanks to Dionse who provided entertainment.
Golf society’s next outing is Moyvalley Golf Club Saturday 18th May. All welcome.
We have a great social initiative within the club, they run monthly events for more information contact Seaghan O Lanagain 086 266 4947.
We also have the famous Ladies night, in aid of the Marie Keating foundation coming up, Friday 24th May, 8:30pm. Tickets €10.
Sars Stars – ‘GAA for All’ returns tomorrow 30 April on the AWP.
Lucan District CREDIT UNION Academy Saturday mornings 9:30am Girls, 10am Boys.
Zumba class is back on Tomorrow!.
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.
In the words of Sir Alex Ferguson, it’s “squeaky bum time”! This competition, which had 451 entrants to begin with, is hotting up as we come to the final 2 rounds of Premier League games. Last week was Week 8 and some unexpected results saw the number of contestants drop from 39 to just 10! With most remaining contestants having already used the top teams, predicting a winner for the next 2 rounds promises to be quite a task. €500 awaits a single LastPersonStanding, with a further €200 prize also to be awarded.
Also a Massive well done to our Volunteers who made sandwiches for the Inner City Homelessness again over the Easter holidays, this is on ongoing project so if you like to make a donation there is a box in the club. #PulseoftheCommunity #MoreThanAClub
Juvenile Football Report
Most of the action this weekend was confined to the CCC2 teams.
Pride of place goes to both Lucan U-15 football teams this week and they both secured semi final places in their respective championships with two great wins.
In the U-15A quarter final, Lucan came up against St. Patricks Donabate.
Date 28th April 2019
Venue Juvenile Pitch
Opposition St Pats Donabate
Competition U15 A Football Championship
Final Score Lucan Sarsfields 4-16 St Judes 0-05
Although the weather wasn’t like it was at Easter, the football certainly shone on the Juvenile Pitch. With the U15B team setting the bar high with victory (their third win on the spin), the A squad took to their task slowly at first. A cagey opening saw only 3 points in the first 10 minutes with Lucan trailing at this point. But then the boys kicked into gear scoring 1-09 without return to finish the half strongly. Suffocating the St Pats restarts Lucan pushed home their advantage and didn’t let up after half time.
In the second half, it was a case of “more please” and the boys did not disappoint. Some end to end attacking moves saw Lucan score three excellent goals along with some fine long range scoring to finish off the game well. Despite not being in the game St Pats battled hard and scored a couple of fine consolation points but it wasn’t to be their day. A fine display from both teams sees two semi finals to look forward to.
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
Scorers: Conor Sheary (2-03), Davy Mulqueen (1-01), Rian Fortune (0-04), Gareth Kennedy (1-00), Alex Hickey, Charlie Mulqueen, Jack Behan (0-02), Finn Bruton, Rossa Daly (0-01)
In the U-15 D Championship quarter final, Lucan came up against a strong Ballyboden side. After a close first half, Lucan were behind by a few points going into the interval. A very strong second half in which Lucan dominated possession saw the team get the vital scores to edge the score line 2-08 to 2-06. This was a great display by this team and a just reward for all of the hard work put into the year thus far by this group of players and management. They now look forward to the semi final which is scheduled for the week after next.
The U-13 Grading Football Division 2 League game against Naomh Mearnog was played on Friday evening in Pairc Mearnog and Lucan dug out a great win away. Lucan started slowly and having played with a string wind, were only one point ahead at the interval. Lucan were brilliant in the second half and as well as getting some great scores, also hit the cross bar on a couple of occasions. The ran out winners on a score line of 2-08 to 2-05.
Date: 27 April 2019
Venue: Hermitage Park
Opposition: Ballyboden St Endas
Competition: Football Grading League Division 6
Final Score: Lucan Sarsfield 4.07 – Ballyboden 5.06
For the second game in a row Lucan scored 4 goals and still came away with no points. Conditions were difficult with a strong wind resulting in a scrappy but exciting contest.
Half time saw Lucan lead by 10 points 4.04 to 1.03. A second half fade out saw the big lead slip away, with 3 minutes left on the clock the sides were level, a Lucan point edged them ahead by the minimum only to be undone by a late Ballyboden goal which resulted in a 2 point win for the home team.
The game saw the conclusion of a difficult grading league, but with lots to work on before the League proper commences.
Conor Dolan, Shane Dolan, Alex Keegan, Sean Treanor, Mark Deignan, Rory Egan, Dylan Carr, Michael Lynch, Callum Wynne, Adam Salmon, Oisin Sharkey, Aaron Cronin, Aaron Malone, Gareth McDonnell, Luke Gibbs
Rory Egan 3.02
Luke Gibbs 1.02
Callum Wynne 0.01
Aaron Malone 0.01
Alex Keegan 0.01
In the U-13 Grading Football Division 10 League, Lucan’s match against Naomh Olaf B was conceded by Naomh Olaf B.
All three U-14 teams were in league action on Saturday.
In the U-14 Division 1 game, Lucan timed their run to perfection to edge out Castleknock on a score line of 3-04 to 0-12. In very difficult conditions for both teams, a string wind made this a game of two halves. Castleknock played with the elements in the first half and after some good scoring movements, led by a big margin. However, Lucan stormed back into the game in the second half and dominated possession with the wind. A couple of great goals brought Lucan right back into the game and while the defence were on top in the latter stages, a late goal gave Lucan a lead that they held onto until the final whistle.
In the U-14 Football Division 5 league, Lucan fell to Kilmacud Crokes on a score line of 5-09 to 3-06.
In the U-14 Football Division 10 league, Lucan had an excellent win against O Tooles B on a score line of 4-02 to 1-05.
Well done to all the teams competing at the weekend.
Adult Hurling Report
Only one fixture this weekend as the Minor A's resumed league action with a battling win over Thomas Davis - see match report below. Both Junior teams are in Championship action next Sunday, Junior A's host Clannagael at the 12th Lock at 11am and then the Junior Bs travel to Rush for a 3pm date with St Maurs. Support would be greatly appreciated.
MHL1: Lucan Sarsfields 2-12. Thomas Davis 0-14.
Lucan's Minor A's had a hard fought win over Thomas Davis in this Sunday morning league encounter at a damp 12th Lock. Lucan started well and picked off some good early points and then a well taken goal by Oisin Ryan gave them a decisive lead. Thomas Davis fought their way into the game and finished the half stronger and had narrowed the gap to 3 points by half time, 1-6 to 0-6. The start of the second half saw Thomas Davis up the intensity and establish dominance to quickly eliminate the deficit. Lucan responded and there was a spell of very intense Hurling as both sides fought to get on top. A rather fortuitous goal midway through the second half allowed Lucan regain the lead and eventually proved the decisive score. Lucan withstood Thomas Davis renewed efforts and held the advantage to the end. Davis were reduced to 14 in the closing stages which allowed Lucan to comfortably close out the game for a 4 point win. This was a good battling performance by Lucan who were without some of their key players due to Dublin commitments. Cian Duffy was very effective at full back behind Ben O'Toole who was solid at 6. Mark Lavin lead the attack very well and picked off some good scores.
Lucan Team/Scorers: Luke Finnerty, Fintan Ward, Cian Duffy, Daire Murphy, Daragh Reid, Ben O Toole, Philip Kane, Colm Behan (1-0), Alex Hanley, Fionán Breen (0-2), Dylan Kelly (0-1), Evin Dowling (0-4, 0-3f), Mark Gormley, Mark Lavin (0-4, 0-1f), Oisin Ryan (1-0). Subs introduced: Eoin Power (0-1), Sean Casey, Alan Lynch, Jake Rooney.
Ladies Football report
All Ladies Football results are on the Lucan Sarsfields Website Home Page.
Well Done to U16LF Mentors - John McGivney and Stiofan O’Conghaile who took part in the 10K Run in the dark on Sunday Evening.
Ladies Football Match Reports
Ladies Football Go Games
Saturday / Sunday April 27/28, 2019
U8 Ladies Football, Lucan Sarsfields V Ranelagh Gaels.
Thankfully the rain stayed away for most of our U8 football match on Sunday morning. Thirty girls proudly wore the green Jersey and really enjoyed playing for their club. We received a lovely text later from Ranelagh Gaels saying thanks for hosting and that their girls enjoyed the experience. So a fun morning for all.
Under 9LF Sunday 28th April, Lucan Sarsfields v Skerries Harps
The Under 9's played at home today against Skerries Harps . The girls all worked hard during the competitive matches. There were some great skills on display and brilliant scoring opportunities made and executed. Also great to see, was the girls coming together to work as a team and have fun with it.
The U10 Ladies Footballers played Castleknock on a windy Saturday. Despite the weather conditions the girls adapted well and played well as a team. Well done especially to Amelia, Calia, Emer, Niamh and Shania who all just started playing matches this year and are blending in well with the rest of the team.
On a misty Sunday morning, Lucan U11LF took to the pitch, we played 4 teams of 11 against 2 teams from Templeogue and 2 Teams from Naas. Templeogue got off to the great start, bustling through the Lucan defence and they were awarded with a great goal. Lucan followed up with a few great blocks and quick thinking passes to get a score on the board. Lucan dispatched the ball well and scored a few quickfire points. They were up and down the field moving the ball with pace, great hand passing and halting attack after attack, with good, hard but fair tackling. Lucan played under immense pressure in their games against Templeogue but they showed great attitude in this tough physical encounter. The games against Nass were not as intense but there was a great display of skills on show.
U12 Group A 3 Teams, Saturday, 1pm.
Raheny v Lucan Sarsfields
Off we set for the first visit to the North side this year to meet Raheny. Easter break meant numbers for both sides were depleted, but the games were to be played.
Driving wind and rain may have sent the parents and the opposition to seek shelter under the trees during the warm up but not our ladies footballers, pre-match prep can’t be missed!
On one pitch despite playing against the wind in the first half they still managed to be ahead at the break, the lead was extended throughout the second half and our girls ended the game with the biggest winning margin I have ever witnessed.
The girls on the middle pitch also got the better of the conditions and went into the second half ahead. Unfortunately luck was against them and despite some great teamwork and trojan individual performances, they lost out in the end. Commitment and effort was never in question.
In the third game, again playing against the wind, the girls found themselves behind at half time. Not a problem and never ones to panic, they resumed play after the break with clinical determination, held the opposition scoreless and won by a substantial margin.
Another excellent day for 2007LF. Outstanding effort, determination and commitment to the team.
Sunday April 28, 2019, 4:30pm, 12 Lock, Pitch No.2
U16 League Division 5 Ladies Football,
Lucan Sarsfields v Clontarf
The U16Bs earned a hugely deserved win v Clontarf on Sunday afternoon at 12th Lock. The forwards certainly had their shooting boots on and a flying start was the platform for a high scoring, entertaining encounter. The work rate in midfield and the back line was relentless. Each time Clontarf got a score Lucan went down the other end and replied in kind.
Final Score: Lucan Sarsfields B 7-9 (30), 5-11(26) Clontarf B
Lucan Sarsfields: Ciara NiCrath, Emma Palmer, Erica Collins, Ailbhe Sadlier, Aoibhe O'Driscoll, Kate Finan, Aisling McAuley, Abbie Delamare, Sara Lovett, Aoibhin Sharkey, Mia Morgan, Robyn Dempsey, Nadia Carron, Saidhbh Masterson, Cara Keenan, Caroline Copeland