lucan sarsfields gaa club
Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes
May 07, 2019
Another Féile another bit of history, the club was delighted to field three teams in football féile this year, and they all played with great spirit and determination and we are very proud of the efforts put in by all. A massive thanks as always to the parents, mentors, coaches, food makers, drivers and all the people it takes to be able to provide for three teams. And thanks also to John Kennedy and his team of volunteers who co-ordinate the day as we hosted a group. Again thanks to all who helped in any way from the car park to the food, the club looked well. Féile Match reports below. A big thanks also to Emmet O'Conghaile for instill some wise words to the lads prior to the weekend.
Mixed results in adult championship hurling, with Jnr As losing out at home to Clanna Gael Fontenoy, while the Jnr Bs had an impressive win out in Rush vs St Maurs, to make it two wins from two in Championship a great start after finding themselves promoted from last year.
TONIGHT see both our U15 football teams in Championship SEMI-FINAL action, the A are away to Ballyboden in Cherryfield and B are at home in the 12th Lock v St Judes. Both are at 7.30pm so big support required and very much appreciated. THEN tomorrow our Inter Ladies open their Championship campaign with a tough away game vs St Maurs at 7.30pm also. Support very welcome.
Hard luck to our Dublin U16 Camogie representatives; Lauren Dawson, Pheobe Shannon, Millie Reid, Sinead Daly, Lilly Roone,y who were part of the Dublin squad that lost out in the Leinster Final vs a strong Kilkenny team. A better result for our Dublin Minor trio of Charlie Keher, Colm Walsh and Evin Dowling who had a good win vs Offaly.
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
We have finally reached the last week of the Premier League and the last week (Week 10) of our LastManStanding Competition. Just 4 of the original 451 entrants have made it through to this stage; congratulations to Elaine McClelland, Paula-Jean McCaffrey, Laura Murtagh and Jim Mulqueen. So it’s all to play for this coming week-end, with €500 for a single LastPersonStanding or €500 to be shared among more than one. And if all 4 should fail to pick a winner, the €500 will be shared among them.
We hope to present the prize to the winner(s) in Lucan Sarsfields Clubhouse on Thursday, May 16th. We also have a draw among all 451 entrants for 4 prizes of €50 which will take place in the Clubhouse on the same night.
Many thanks to all participants in our LastManStanding Competition.
Lotto There was no winner of the lotto on the 2nd May, Numbers were 14, 20, 25 and 26. Next weeks’ jackpot €5,400, next draw will be managed by Mary Flannery. Play Online here, Or Tickets can be purchased at the Club, or in Kenny’s Vesey Arms.
Golf society’s next outing is Moyvalley Golf Club Saturday 18th May. All welcome. contact Seamus Fagan at 086 8168984 for preferred tee time between 12.36pm and 1.40pm.
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’ recommenced as is on the AWP every Tuesday at 5pm.
Lucan District CREDIT UNION Academy Saturday mornings 9:30am Girls, 10am Boys.
Zumba class is Tuesdays.
25 Card Drive every Friday in the Bar, 8.00pm.
CÚPLA FOCAL’ Mondays, 8pm to 9pm.
Bingo Wednesdays 8:30pm.
Club Shop is open Saturdays.
Lucan Sarsfields Healthy Club Committee would appreciate if club members would complete a short 3 minute survey that has been posted to our Facebook page and to www.lucansarsfields.ie to help identify priority areas in our club and wider community.
Lucan Sarsfields have been part of the Healthy Club Project for over a year. The aim of this project is simple: to make the GAA a healthier place for everyone to enjoy. Some of the principles of the healthy club are:
- Recognising health and wellbeing as a core value
- View health as something holistic that involves physical, mental and social wellbeing
- Seek to make their club setting as healthy as possible and set a good example through their practices, policies and partnerships
- Are community clubs that aim to extend their positive beyond their membership
- Are inclusive clubs that aim to offer people of all abilities and backgrounds the opportunity to participate in the club in a meaningful way
Juvenile Football Report
The U-14 football Feile competition took place this week and it was a historic weekend for the club to have three teams take part across the divisions.
Date: 5th May 2019
Venue: Cherryfield, Ballyboden
Competition: U14 Division 1 Feile Peil Na nOg
Our U14A footballers travelled to Ballyboden for the group stages of the Division 1 Feile Football tournament on Saturday last. The other teams in the group consisted of St Jude’s, Templeogue Synge St and hosts Ballyboden St Enda’s.
Proceedings started when the teams paraded behind a piper on the main pitch, followed by the National Anthem.
Throw-in in the first game was at 10:30 against Templeogue. Defences were on top and scores were hard to come by but after a hard-fought match Lucan ended up winners by 3 points on a score-line of 2-03 to 0-06.
The second match started at 11:45 and the opposition this time was St Jude’s. Sarsfield’s raced into a 6-point lead but were rocked by 3 quick fire goals. A penalty from Cillian Whelan and a monster free from Daragh Lyons helped steady matters but Jude’s fought back again to take the lead once more. Lucan finished late with 1-02 from Adam Rock to see out the match by a single point on a score-line of 4-04 to 5-00.
The third match started at 1:00 against Ballyboden. The first half was an even affair and some nice points from Davy Mulqueen kept Lucan in touch but failure to convert a number of clear goal chances was to prove costly and Boden carried the lead at half-time. The efforts of two tight physical encounters that morning started to take it’s toll on the Lucan players and Ballyboden ran in a number of goals to leave the final score at 0-09 to 5-08.
Lucan Sarsfield’s were to suffer the disappointment of going out on points difference.
Ballyboden St Enda’s
Templeogue Synge St
The Lucan B team were delighted to be hosts for the Div 4 Feile and the club looked fantastic. Lucan were hosting Fingal Ravens ,O’Tooles A & Ballyboden B and each one of them had only huge compliments for our hospitality. Credit to everyone involved in what turned out to be a very memorable day for the boys.
On the field our boys fought really hard but we were overturned by Ravens 5:4 to 1:0 in our first game. The score line doesn’t reflect it but we played with a lot of heart but just couldn’t convert enough possession to scores .
Game 2 v Ballyboden was a more even affair for the first half and we were well in it going in 2:2 to 1:2 behind at half time . The second half unfortunately went by too quick and a couple of scores from Ballyboden and we had too much to do and so bowed out 4:5 to 1:5.
So our final game v O’Tooles A team (unbeaten in the league this season, seven out of seven) so a big ask after 2 tough games .But the lads started brilliantly with early points to run up 3 scores .There was something different in this one the lads really wanted it and were tackling really well and took a lot of knocks as things did become intense. Half time and we trailed 1:1 to 0:3 . The second half was outstanding and the boys mustered up energy from pure adrenaline. The crowd were pure encouragement and the lads felt it . With about 10 to go and a decent ball in to Kevin Gormely who rifled home a fine goal and to level it 1:4 each . Then pop up Ryan Dunne who latched on to another well drilled 30 yard pass and he rounded the keeper to score from a tight angle and what a roar from everyone!! We went on to score 2 more points which sealed it for Lucan.
Winning that one meant 3 of the 4 teams ended with 1 win and only for not scoring a few more points Lucan would have made it through the group.
A brilliant day for the team and some great memories for the players and the management team are all very proud of them .
Date: 4th May
Venue: Tymon Park
Opposition: Ranelagh Gaels, Fingallians, St Judes
Competition: U14 Football Division 10 Feile na nOg
Final Scores: Ranelagh Gaels 4-1 Lucan Sarsfields 0-4. Fingallians 1-2 Lucan Sarsfields 6-3. St. Judes 1-4 Lucan Sarsfields 0-5.
Lucan arrived in a chilly Tymon Park on Saturday morning well prepared and confident of making a good account of themselves. While the players and mentors went to their dressing room the many parents and supporters swung into action to organise the event. Before the parade had even started two gazebos were in place complete with tables, chairs, tea, coffee, sandwiches and fruit. Individuals and small groups had taken charge of first aid, water, kit bags, footballs, timekeeping, scorekeeping, umpiring, communication with other teams and everything else.
Lucan were first up against Ranelagh Gaels, considered by most as favourites to top the group. A good start is most important in these short games and it was Ranelagh who started strongly. Their use of a sweeper system caught Lucan off guard initially they used their possession well, scoring two goals in the first 10 minutes. Lucan had replied by scoring two points and the first half finished 3-1 to 0-3. Lucan got to grips with their opponents a little better in the second half but could not create sufficient scoring opportunities to cause an upset. Final score was 0-4 to 4-1.
Up next were Fingallians and Lucan knew they had to win to stay in contention for the semis finals. Fingallians had some strong runners and could move the ball quickly and accurately towards the Lucan goal but were let down by poor shooting and bad luck. Lucan put themselves in a comfortable position by getting the early scores and played some very good football to win out by 6-3 to 1-2.
Lucan moved pitch for the final game of the qualifiers against St. Judes who had won one and drawn the other of their opening two games. Lucan played down the considerable incline in the first half but failed to convert this advantage into scores as Judes put their experience of their home ground to good use and set up well defensively. Instead it was St. Judes who opened the scoring with that most important early goal and tagged on three points for good measure. Lucan still firmly believed they could win the tie and progress to the next round. Roared on by their many supporters in the second half they were pretty much encamped in the St. Judes half with half forwards, midfield, half backs and even corner backs repeatedly charging up to hill to gradually claw back the opposition’s lead. Two Lucan players were carried off the field with cramp or pulled leg muscles and at times it resembled a game of rugby as Lucan won free after free, each one a little closer to the Judes’s goal. With one minute to go and with two points the margin Lucan won a 21 yard free. Alex Keegan stood up to take and looked to the mentors who directed him to go for goal. The ball didn’t cross the Judes goal line and the game finished 1-4 to 0-5. Judes were gracious winners of this encounter as Lucan players were applauded off the field for their effort.
All in all a great effort by this Lucan team and management who really enjoyed their day and created a few memories along the way.
Squad: Sean Kearney, Alex Keegan, Callum Norman, Chris Hylands, Cian Maher, Cian Nohilly, Cian O’Driscoll, Conor Smullen, Daniel Byrne, Daniel Mahon, James Kearney, Jasper Nolan, Kevin Keane, Oran Fitton, Robert O’Connell, Ronan Munnelly, Ryan Donnelly, Sean Flynn, Sean McGowan, Sean Teehan.
Both of Lucan U-16 football teams were in league action during the week.
Date: 30th April, 2019
Venue: Coláiste Phádraig CBS
Competition: U16 Football Division 2
Final Score: Lucan Sarsfields 1-15, Raheny 0-17
On a miserable, wet evening Lucan began brightly and built up an early lead, with good link play leading to 1-9 coming from play in the opening half, and resulted in Lucan leading 1-10 to 0-6 at half time.
However, Raheny began to dominate in the early part of the second half, gradually reducing the gap. A couple of vital scores from Lucan mid-way through the second half opened the gap again, but Raheny came back strongly to reduce to one point in the closing stages. Some great defending and goalkeeping kept Raheny at bay and we ran out one-point winners.
A hard fought win and great determination.
Squad – Adam Gilmore, Neil O’Leary, Aidan Sheary, Cillian Morrissey, Rian Carey, Jamie Lavin, Sean Quigley, Jack O’Donnell, Sam Noctor, Tony Mulqueen, Jack Lawlor, Matthew Coogan, Brendan Kavanagh, Adam Whyte, Samuel Keogh, Ryan Lynch, James Finn, Rheece Lamphiere, Ciaran Scully, Hugh Cuffe, Sean Harkness, Louis Butler, Shane Coffey, Stephen Ramsay.
In the U-16 Division 5 league competition, Lucan lost out to a strong O’Dwyers side on a score line of 4-12 to 3-05.
Well done to all the teams competing at the weekend.
Adult Hurling Report
Championship action for both Junior teams this weekend with mixed fortunes as the Junior A’s lost at home to Clanna Gael while the Junior B’s had a great win away to St Maurs. The Junior B’s had also played a league game on Thursday night and recorded a very comfortable win over Commercials. See match reports below.
AHL8 Lucan Sarsfields 3-16 Commercial 0-4.
On Thursday night, Lucan’s Junior B’s warmed up for their week-end Championship clash with a very comfortable league win over Commercials in AGP3. The match was played 13 a side as the visitors only had 13 players, and Lucan had the advantage of being able to introduce many fresh legs as the game progressed. Lucan dominated from the start and an early goal from Aidan Glover set them on their way. By half time the score line was 2-7 to 0-3, with Evan Lombard adding the second goal. There was to be no repreive for Commercials in the second half, and while Lucan forwards got a bit sloppy at times, the defence never let the visitors make progress at the other end. It was over as a contest long before Ciaran Keane added Lucan’s third goal deep into the second half. Keane was in outstanding scoring form on the night, finishing with 1-9, 1-6 from play. Lucan will face much tougher tests as they continue to press for league honours.
Lucan team/scorers: L Finnerty, J Cavanagh, S Farrell, J Mullins, P Fagan, L Murphy, A Finnerty, D Ryan, A Murphy (0-1), E Lombard (1-2), C Keane (1-9, 0-3f), S Donohue, A Glover (1-0). Subs E Kyne (0-2), S Kegan, E Gately (0-1), J O’Connor, C Byrne, M O’Malley, M Condon.
Junior A Championship: Lucan Sarsfields 1-10 Clanna Gael Fontenoy 2-17.
This game was more competitive than the scoreline suggests, with the sides deadlocked at 0-7 each at half time and it was only in the latter stages that the visitors pulled clear, scoring 2-3 in the final 10 minutes. However, Clanna Gael were the better team for most of the game and only their wayward shooting allowed Lucan stay in touch for much of the hour. Lucan missed quite a few scoring opportunities also and might have put more pressure on the visitors if they took their chances. Lucan had started brightly with centre-forward Rob Lambert getting Lucan’s first 4 scores, all from play, as they lead 0-4 to 0-1 after 10 minutes. Clanna Gael gradually got on top and quickly closed the deficit to level by halftime, and probably should have been ahead. Lucan lost Lambert to injury and that was to prove significant as they struggled for possession and scores in the second half. A goal from Alan O’Neill at the start of the half put Lucan ahead but the visitors responded with a series of points to regain the lead and then scored a goal to create a decisive gap for the first time with about 10 minutes to go. Lucan could never threaten that lead and the visitors went on to dominate the closing stages and win comfortably.
Lucan Team/Scorers: K Roche, A Lee (0-1), T Clandillon, T Swords, E Connolly, B McGarry, E O’Connor, I Crowley, R Twomey, R Stapleton (0-2, 0-1f), R Lambert (0-4), O O’Brien (0-1f), C Hogan, AO’Neill (1-2), F Clandillon. Subs C Keenan, D Kavanagh,, E Higgins, A Flanagan.
Junior D Championship: St Maurs 1-8 Lucan Sarsfields 1-15.
Lucan Junior B’s made the long treck to Rush for this Sunday afternoon Championship clash, but it provded a worthwhile trip as the they captured two valuable points to remain on course for the knock-out stages. Lucan got off to a great start when Aidan Glover got one of his trademwark goals as he pounced to finish a breaking ball to the net. Ciaran Keane quickly added a good score from the wing and Lucan remained in control from there. Maurs did reduce the gap with a goal after 20 minutes as the Lucan defence was left exposed. Keane and Evan Lombard responded with further points as Lucan led 1-8 to 1-4 at half-time. Both sides were guilty of missed chances through the second half but Lucan retained the upper hand and picked of enough scores to secure a comfortable win. Killian Boylan was very solid in goal for Lucan, while James Mullins and Ian Fitzgerald were outstanding in a dominant half-back line. Adam Finnerty worked hard in mid-field while Ciaran Keane lead the scoring in the forwards, where Dara Reid, Evan Lombard and Alan Murphy were also prominent.
Lucan Team/Scorers: K Boylan, S Farrell, J Cavanagh, J O’Connor, J Mullins, P Fagan, I Fitzgerald, A Finnerty (0-1), L Murphy, C Keane (0-10, 0-7f), E Lombard (0-2), D Reid (0-1), S Donohue, A Glover (1-0), A Murphy (0-1). Subs S Keegan, E Gately, E Kyne, D Ryan, P Kane, D Parsons.