lucan sarsfields gaa club

Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes

May 20, 2019

Another Féile and another successful weekend, well done to Michael Wisdom and all his helpers who had the club looking so well and organised, on the field both teams won one and lost two, and went out at group stages, but at all times played with great heart and determination and represented the club magnificently, so well done to the coaches, mentors, parents and all the suppuort staff.

 Unfortunately not a great week on the field of play, losses for Jnr A and Jnr B Hurlers, Inter & Jnr Ladies in Championship, midweek, losses for Snr and Jnr A hurlers and Minor Camogie at the weekend. Jnr B hurlers did maintain winning ways in the league and are very much in contention for league honours  Match Reports supplied feature below.

This week see Senior Footballers away to Ballyboden on Wednesday night 7.15pm, both our Adult Ladies football teams are in Championship action also on Wednesday night, Inter away to Parnells in a make or break game, and Jnr are at home vs Ballinteer both at 7.30pm. Senior Camogie will be looking to finish the league on a high by extending their unbeaten run to six?! With a home game vs Skerries on Tuesday night, 7.30pm in the 12th Lock.

Well done to Chris Crummey and the Dublin Senior hurlers, who drew with Wexford and remain in the hunt to progress in Leinster. Best of Luck to Darren Gavin and the Dublin Senior Footballers as they prepare to take on Louth this weekend.



The Summer Camps Dates have been finalised and first up we have our Cúl Camp (football) on the 1st of July until 5th July. On the following dates we have 3 other camps;

8th -12th July Club Hurling/Camogie Camp

12th 16th August Club Football camp

19th – 23rd August Club Hurling/Camogie Camp. 


Registration can be completed through the link on the home page of the club website. So don’t be disappointed register asap to make sure of a place. The camps are always very popular.


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 -


Lotto There was no winner of the lotto on the 16th May, Numbers were 5, 10, 17 and 25. Next weeks’ jackpot €6,200, next draw will be managed by Edel Mooney and is sponosered by John Ryan, Accountant. Lucky Dip Winners: Celine Mullen, Colm O’Mahony, Luke Neville, Brian Geraghty, Mike Hanley. Play Online here, Or Tickets can be purchased at the Club, or in Kenny’s Vesey Arms.

Golf society’s Golf Society
Results from Moyvalley Outing, Saturday, 18th May; Overall Winner Dave Whittle (18) 42pts, 2nd Overall Vincent O'Connor (30) 40pts, Winner Category 1 Billy Hayes (17) 39pts, Winner Category 2 Shane Carton (19) 38pts BB9, Winner Category 3 Mark Carton (27) 38pts. Congratulations to all the winners. Next up is the Annual Classic on Friday 21st June in Lucan Golf Club. To book a tee time contact Seamus Fagan at 086 8168984. All support for this important fundraiser is most welcome.

Annual Fundraising Golf Classic Friday 21st June 2019 in Lucan Golf Club Format; Teams of 4 €300 for a tee-time from 8.30am – 12.30pm €400 for a tee-time from 1.30pm – 4.30pm

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

CÚPLA FOCAL’  is on a Summer Break 

Bingo Wednesdays 8:30pm.

Club Shop is open Saturdays.

The Lucan Sarsfields Social initiative group visit to Intel Ireland. A great day enjoyed by the members & a big thanks to Intel Ireland employees , Stiofan O’Conghaile, Ian O’Connor, Billy Fitton and Colm Farrell pictures here with group. Thanks to Intel for the Support. And the Group is always welcoming of new Members and New Adventures.

Juvenile Ladies Football Report
The U10 girls played at home against Clontarf and Geraldine P Moran’s. The games were played in a good spirit with some good performances from the Lucan girls especially when they had to play for Clontarf . Well done to Amy Doyle on her first game out for the club and again to the other girls who have just started playing matches this year. The opposition also commented on the good quality of the referees.

Even with Communion season in full swing we were able to have four U8 girls football teams play at home on Sunday morning to Ballinteer St Johns. The last time these teams met was the girls first ever match, so there was great excitement from both teams to see each other again and to see how much they have all improved in such a short time. Great morning of fun, banter, and football.

Adult Hurling Report

A busy week for Lucan’s adult hurlers with both Championship and league action, but not a very successful one.  Five matches played in total and we had to wait to the last of the five for a first victory.  The Junior A’s lost in both Championship and league, while the seniors lost a dramatic league encounter with Craobh Chiarán.  The only win of the week came from the Junior B’s in the league, who also had a championship loss mid-week.  See match reports below.

Junior A Hurling Championship:  St Brigids 2-13  Lucan Sarsfields 0-10.

Lucan Junior A’s fell to a second defeat in the Group stage of the Championship and now face an uphill battle to quality for the quarter-finals.  Lucan were very competitive in the first half, and led by a point at half time, 0-7 to 0-6.  However, they fell away in the second half as St Brigids upped the intensity and Lucan were unable to respond.  The loss of mid-fielder Podge O’Connor to injury didn’t help Lucan’s cause.  However, just two points from play from Lucan’s forward line tells a tale.  Brigids first goal early in the second half was a well worked effort, but there second was a gift from the Lucan defence and effectively settled the issue.  Lucan kept battling to the end but were unable to make a serious impression on the St Brigids lead and it was the home team that finished the stronger.

Lucan team/scorers:  K Roche, C Keenan, B McGarry, A Lee, T Clandillon, B Aird, E O’Connor, R Twomey, P O’Connor (0-1), R Stapleton (0-7, 0-6f), P Kennedy, O O’Brien (0-1), D Kavanagh, A O’Neill, F Clandillon.  Subs introduced: E Connolly, J Byrne.

Junior D Hurling Championship: St Pats (D) 2-12  Lucan Sarsfields 0-14.

Lucan Junior B’S made the mid-week journey to Donabate to face the team that had defeated them at the semi-final stage last year.  That game went to extra-time and the sides were very evenly matched again this time round.  It looked ominous for Lucan early on as St Pats racked up 1-4 before Lucan got off the mark.  Lucan gradually fought their way into the match and had reduced the deficit to 3 points as half-time approached, but the hosts pounced for their second goal and lead 2-6 to 0-6 at the break.   Lucan played the better hurling in the second half but couldn’t manage the goal they needed.  Every time they narrowed the deficit, Pats responded to stretch the lead again and were comfortable 4 point winners at the end.  Sean Stapleton and James Mullins were dominant in the Lucan defence while Adam Finnerty put in a good hour in midfield.  Alan Murphy’s direct running caused endless problems for the St Oats defence, yielding a host of frees which Ciaran Keane duly dispatched.  Lucan still remain in a good position to progress in the Championship with 2 wins from 3 games, and will hope to get another crack at St Pats before the year is out.

Lucan Team/Scorers: L Finnerty, S Stapleton, J Cavanagh, S Farrell, J Mullins, D Kelly (0-1), I Fitzgerald, A Finnerty, L Murphy, K Boylan, P Fagan, C Keane (0-11, 0-7f, 0-3 ‘65’s), S Donohue (0-1), A Glover, A Murphy (0-1).  Subs introduced: E GATELY, J O’Connor.

AHL1  Craobh Chiaran 1-20  Lucan Sarsfields 3-11.

This was the proverbial game of two halves, with Lucan dominant in the first half and leading 2-8 to 0-5 at half time.  Their first goal came from Donal Flannery after a great run by Paul Crummey opened up the Craobh defence.  This was soon followed by a great goal from Ronan Smith who ran through the home defence and finished to the roof of the net.  Crummey was causing endless problems for the hosts fullback line throughout the first half and was Lucan’s best performer on the night.  Lucan played some nice combination hurling in the first half and were well worth their lead.  The second half saw a major turnaround as Craobh gradually got control of the game, winning all the breaks and dominating the physical stakes.  They picked off some nice scores too and gradually reduced the deficit, and eventually edged ahead with 10 minutes to go.  Lucan needed a response and it came from Paul Crummey again as he got Lucan’s third goal to regain the lead.  However, Craobh refused to surrender and broke through for a goal at the other end.  It was somewhat controversial as the referee had blown the whistle for a free before the goal was scored but he allowed the score.  Lucan missed some frees to narrow the deficit and despite a late onslaught on the Craobh goal, they were unable to get the goal they needed to level the game.  Craobh were deserving winners in the end by a margin of 3 points.  

Lucan team/scorers: D O’Neill, P Rigney, J Bellew, P Claffey, P Kelly, M McCaffrey (0-1), G Millea, J McCaffrey, R Smith (1-0), R Ward (0-1), K Fitzgerald (0-2), B Coffey (0-1), D Flannery (1-4, 0-3f, 0-1 ’65), P Crummey (1-2), C McHugh.  Subs introduced: C Dowling, A McNulty.

AHL4:  Lucan Sarsfields 1-11  Clan Na Gael Fontennoy 2-15.

Lucan Junior A’s lad lost out to Clan naGael in the championship two weeks ago and the result was no different in this league encounter.  A dominant first half gave Clan naGael the platform for this comfortable victory, as they led 2-11 to 0-7 at half time.   Lucan were more competitive in the second half as they upped the workrate and didn’t let their opponents dominate as they had done in the first period.  However, Lucan still found scores hard to come by and never really threatened the visitors advantage on the scoreboard.   Colm Behan did break through for a fine goal but it wasn’t enough as Clan na Gael were comfortable winners at the end. 

Lucan Team/scorers: K Roche, A Flanagan, B McGarry, E Higgins, T Clandillon, B Aird, E O’Connor, R Stapleton (0-2f), A Lee, A O’Neill (0-1), R Lambert, O O’Brien (0-8, 0-5f, 0-1 ’65), D Kavanagh, P Kennedy, C Nolan.  Subs introduced: C Behan (1-0), J Byrne.   

AHL8: Lucan Sarsfields 0-18  Cuala 1-10.

Lucan Junior B's resumed their winning ways in the league after the championship setback midweek. Lucan got off to a great start and were 0-8 to 0-1 ahead after 15 minutes. Cuala gradually got in to the game and by half time had reduced the deficit to just 3 points, 0-9 to 0-6. Lucan should have been more ahead as a couple of good goal chances went a begging. Lucan continued to take their points in the second half and were comfortable 5 point winners in the end.  Lucan remain unbeaten and top of the division after 5 games played.

Lucan Team: L Finnerty, J O'Connor, J Cavanagh, S Farrell, D Kelly, P Fagan, J Mullins, A Finnerty, L Murphy, C Keane, E Lombard, K Boylan, S Donohue, A Glover, A Murphy. Subs: D Ryan, P Kane, S Keegan, M Condon, M O'Malley

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