lucan sarsfields gaa club
Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes
May 27, 2019
Disappointment midweek as both out Ladies Football teams crashed out of Championship, Inters lost out to a strong Parnells, but have had a good Championship following promotion from last year. Better news for our Camogie teams with Jnr 3 Camogie pulling the semi-final win out of the fire with a last minute goal. They play the Final THIS Tuesday at home, and will be hoping for big home support. Our Senior Camogie team finished the league well with a win vs Skerries midweek. Good wins for both U15 hurling teams and the U14B Camogie team midweek. A good weekend also for adult football with 4 positive results, Seniors drew with a tough Ballymun side and maintain in the hunt at the top of the table, all 3 other adult teams recorded wins and progressed up the tables. Good wins for U14A U16A and 14B Camogie teams. Disappointment for the 13B Camogie team who lost out to a strong Olaf’s team, the 13B LF also lost out in league. Our 13 Boys football teams also lost out, full reports below.
This week sees our Senior Hurlers host St Judes in the league, 7.30pm Wednesday night, all support very much welcome and appreciated. Before that on the Tuesday Jnr A play Whitehall Colmcille at 7.30pm on Pitch 1. The Inter Ladies footballers are away in Bushy Park in league 7.30pm on the Wednesday. And of Course the Jnr 3 LEAGUE Final is on AGP3 at 7.30pm on TUESDAY. Support very much welcome and appreciated.
Well done to Darren Gavin who made his Championship debut with the Dublin Senior footballers in their comprehensive win vs Louth at the weekend.
Our deepest condolences to the Casserly family on the death of Padraig. RIP.
Congrats to Orla Sadlier Lucan Sarsfields Camogie player who claimed 1st place as Trainee Creative Blow dry in the Irish Hairdressing Federation Championship 2019. Well done. The Ladies were seen celebrating in the clubhouse after their win against Skerries!!
The Summer Camps Dates have been announced and first up is the Cúl Camp (football) on the 1st of July until 5th July. 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.
Ladies Night was once again a great success, a huge thanks to our Healthy Club Committee who put together a great night, a full report will follow so keep an eye on the website and facebook.
Last Man Standing
The draw (among all 451 entrants in the competition) for 4 x €50 prizes took place in the Club last Thursday evening. The winners were: No 103 Conor Donaghy; No 151 Liam Foran; No 156 Mark Gaffney; No 242 Elaine McClelland. Each gets €50. Thanks again to everyone for your support.
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 23rd May, Numbers were 5, 11, 22 and 24. Next weeks’ jackpot €6,600, next draw will be managed by Josephine Donohue. Lucky Dip Winners: Helen Farrell, S Boyd, Liam O’Connor, Lucan Masters, Rory Gilmore. Play Online here, Or Tickets can be purchased at the Club, or in Kenny’s Vesey Arms.
Please support our Annual Golf Classic on Friday 21st June in Lucan Golf Club. All support for this important fundraiser is most welcome. Tee-times still available, contact Seamus Fagan at 086 8168984. If you're not playing golf, why not come to the Golf Club at 9.00pm for the Presentation of Prizes and Raffle, and enjoy some refreshments and the clubhouse banter.
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.
Bingo Wednesdays 8:30pm.
Club Shop is open Saturdays.
Juvenile Camogie Report
Our U8 girls went to Naomh Jude on Sunday morning, even with Communion season, we were both able to field four teams and play three games. Once again our girls put great effort into each game. With very little practice playing on grass, the girls got stuck in, showed us some great passes and great team work. The girls showed great manners towards and respect for all players, mentors and referees, making us once again so proud of each player.
Juvenile Football Report
Both our U-12 and U-13 teams were in league action this weekend.
In the U-13 Division 2 league, Lucan fell to Noamh Mearnog in Pairc Mearnog on a score line of 3-05 to 2-04.
In the U-13 Division 5 league, Lucan lost out to a strong St. Sylvesters team on a score line of 7-11 to 4-05 in Bridefield.
A group of boys also played in the Community Games U-10 football competition this weekend against Ballinteer. The boys competed well but lost out to a bigger and more physical team. Thanks to John Sheehan and his management team for the time and effort they put into this.
U.12 Football Lucan Sarsfields 3
Date & Time: 25.05.2019 @ 11.00 a.m.
Opposition: St Finians (Swords).
Competition: U.12 Football League, Division 11 (Round 3).
Final Score: Lucan Sarsfield's 3: (3.04) 4.08 St Finians (S): (2.04) 7.13.
An early start for this 3rd round encounter with our hosts St Finians of Swords. Lucan started the brighter and had a healthy lead approaching the half way stage of this match. However, ominously, for the visitors their hosts reduced the deficit. Despite this, Lucan went into the break with a single goal lead. Moment of the half and game must go to our goalkeeper Evan Whelan who pulled off an astonishing series of safes from point blank range. The most pleasing aspect of the half was the way the lads are beginning to pass the ball to a team-mate in a better position rather than taking speculative pots at goal.
Despite a difficult second half the Lucan boys managed to remain consistent by scoring at almost the same rate in the second half that they scored in the first. Unfortunately, this proved insufficient as the home team outscored Lucan heavily over the second half. As in any match the reasons for this turnaround were many. While the Lucan players never dropped their heads, St Finians ran out deserving winners.
A special mention must go to Jack Andrews who played his first match for Lucan Sarsfields after only recently joining the club, well done Jack! Overall the boys played well and are integrating ideas practiced at training into their overall match play. Well done and keep up the practice.
Ronan O'Flaherty 0-2
Lucas Enright 1-1
Luke Martin 2-0
Jack Andrews 0-2
Robert Melvin 0-1
Kevin Doherty 1-0
Ben Fitzgearld 0-1
E. Whelan, R. Keegan, L. Kehoe, E. Doody, K. Doherty, L. Enright, C. Moloney, A. Norman, B. Fitzgearld, R. Melvin, R.O’Flaherty, Luke Martin and J. Andrews.
Lucan Sars U12 B Vs St Maurs
Lucan travelled out to Rush on Saturday morning to continue our U12 B league journey. With 2 wins from our first two games we have built confidence going into this game and with a full 17 players to choose from the boys did not let us down. The headache of managing 4 subs was nice problem to have.
St Maurs started best for the first five minutes, but the Lucan lads quickly got to grips with the game. Their movement on and off the ball was superb. The quick thinking drill being used in training coming to the fore in the game. This coupled with strong tackling and good use of the ball ensured Lucan were the dominant team for most of the game. The teamwork was excellent with communication between the boys getting better as each game goes by. The work rate off the ball was excellent and the smothering of the Maurs players by groups of Lucan players was great to see. In this game the boys had their heads and tails up and that mantra of finding the man in best position was very much on show ensuring and score line of Lucan 9-6 to St Maurs 3-3
A very strong overall performance from the boys and probably our best showing to date this year. Pity there is a break coming up!!
Liam Whelan 2.0
John Patrick O’Connor 1.1
Cian O Gara 2.2
Cathal Dowling 1.0
Daragh Lester 1.0
Cillian Buttner 1.1
Angad Dhaliwal 0.1
Venue: St Catherines Park
Opposition: St Judes
Competition: U12 Div 1 football league, Round 3
Lucan 3-6 St Judes 2-10
Lucans U12A footballers third div 1 league outing against an unbeaten and top of table St Judes promised to be a very tough encounter.
St. Judes were first to score with a pointed free but Lucan had started strongly and were winning their physical battles around the pitch to snuff out St Judes attacks and to stamp their authority on the game.
A wonderful swift attacking move from Lucan finished off with a goal by Michael O’Brien put Lucan ahead. St Judes hit back with a few points of their own but another great goal from Daniel Taaffe followed by a point from Oscar Brennan stretched Lucan’s lead.
St Judes continued to press and were rewarded with a few pointed frees while Lucan continued their incisive attacking with great team moves finished off with a third goal from Dylan Horan and a point from the excellent Patrick O’Connor.
St Judes were finding it difficult to contain the Lucan attacks and in truth with a bit more sharpness from Lucan in converting their chances would have seen them further ahead. Despite this Lucan went in at h/t with a healthy lead on a score of 3-2 to 0-6.
Lucan continued to hold the edge in the second half but were unable to convert their chances into scores due in part to lack of sharpness in front of goal and also to some dogged St Judes defending.
Despite this Lucan were also defending well and held a 6 point lead with normal time having elapsed. Eight minutes of injury time were played for each stoppage in play during the second half. This was to prove costly for Lucan as St Judes hit with 2 late goals from long balls into the Lucan area deep into injury time followed by a point to win it in the 8th minute of over time.
A very tough way for the Lucan lads to lose this match but in hindsight loads of learning too with a need to work on converting their chances when on top and also how to hold possession and protect a lead at the end of a tight game.
Despite this the Lucan boy’s performance was very positive with some fantastic football played and a huge work rate throughout.
Well done to all.
Lucan Team & scorers: E Flynn, K Quinn, C McCormick, C Healy, K Costello, C Reilly, D Taaffe (1-0), C Gavin, O Brennan (0-1), A Leonard, P O'Connor (0-4), M O'Brien (1-1), J Mills, D Horan (1-0), J Dunne, M Byrne.
Well done to all the teams competing at the weekend.
Juvenile Hurling Report
Thursday 23rd May
U15 Div 1 League
St. Judes 0-10 Lucan 3-17
Lucan travelled to St Paul’s school in Greenhills to face Judes, in the first of 3 games in quick succession before the exam break. Lucan started a little slowly and were 2 points down within 2 mins, but got into the game on 3 minutes with a lovely point from Liam Garrigan. Lucan went on to take the lead on 5 minutes with a well taken goal from Davey Mulqueen. Lucan didn’t relinquish the lead from there,leading at half time by 2-8 to 0-4. Lucan pushed on in the second half with some lovely hurling. The pick of the scores in the second half was a sweeping move from defense gathered by Haggis who turned and stormed at the Judes defence, he was hooked but he pulled brilliantly on the ground to finish to the net . A really strong team performance, particular praise must go to our goalkeeper Cathal Doody and defenders on another clean sheet and limiting Judes to 5 scores from play
Team; Cathal Doody, Kian Quinn, Eoin Kilduff, Jamie Smith, Michael Cunningham, Jack Behan, Finn Bruton, Rossa Daly, Liam Garrigan, Conor “Haggis” Hyland, Joey Dunne, Alex Hickey, Davey Mulqueen, Rian Fortune, Charlie Mulqueen Subs; Conor Sheary, Liam Farrell, Adam Duffy
Scorers; Davey Mulqueen 1-2, Haggis 1-1, Alex Hickey 1-1, Joey Dunne 0-4, Liam Garrigan 0-4, Rian Fortune 0-3, Charlie Mulqueen 0-2
U15 Div5 League
St. VIncents vs Lucan Sarsfields
A hurling game on a newly laid all weather pitch was what laid ahead for the lads. We conceded two soft goals that meant we went in level at half time.It took the lads a while to get use to the surface with the score 2g2p to 0g8p at half time. The second half proved more fruitful and there was more of a team effort with some cracking points. The back line stood up and were counted only conceding 3 points. A good night of hurling by all involved with our lads winning comfortably in the end with a final score of 2g5p to 2g19p . Team: Matthew Byrne, Cian Cregg, Matthew Ryan, Jack Kelly, Ronan McCraith, Joey Sweeney, Alex Kelly, Conor O'Neill, Hiall Higgins, Sam Donohoe, Jack Doyle, Tommy Mulhall, Jack Langan, Ross Campion James Maloney, Niall Carron, Roghan Withero, Alex Skehan.