lucan sarsfields gaa club
Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes
June 17, 2019
What a weekend for Dublin Hurling, a wonderful victory in Parnell Park, and our own Chris Crummey to the fore. A great leader and great ambassador for the club as well. Dublin Senior Camogie also opened the Championship season with a win, and great to see the Lucan girls playing at half time and the Lucan ladies on the Dublin Squad were delighted to chat to them after. We also had our newest Leinster Champion with Aoibheann Stokes winning the Leinster Regional Féile Skills competition.
There was some disappointment with the Dublin minor hurlers unfortunately losing out to Wexford, they battled bravely until the end but it wasn’t to be, but well done to Charlie Keher, Colm Walsh and Evin Dowling who represented the club so well. We also had Cian Canavan part of the Dublin Plunkett team that beat Kilkenny in the Qtr Final of the Celtic Challenge, and well done also 3 Lucan girls Leah O’Byrne, Siobhan Bernie and Rebecca McGrath who were with the Dublin ladies football u13 development squad in Portlaoise.
Senior hurlers lost out to Kilmacud Crokes in league, Jnr B hurlers are flying high at the top of league and Championship after two big wins this week. Jnr Ladies footballers lost out in Championship midweek, with the Inter Ladies picking up another win in the Cup, they are unbeaten in that competition. The Jnr A hurlers play this Tuesday night away to Ballyboden, the Senior Footballers are back in action Wednesday night at home to NaFianna, a big clash in the race for a semi-final spot, so big support welcome, 7.30pm.
A Date For The Diary - Midsummer BBQ is Saturday 29th June at 9pm. Live music, sure to be a long night!
6th class Disco – “School’s Out for The Summer”! Friday 28th June from 8.30pm – 10.30pm.
The Summer Camps are booking up fast so don’t be disappointed, register now through the club website and first up is the 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. The camps are always very popular.
Lotto There was no winner of the lotto on the 13th June, Numbers were 10, 13, 19 and 25. Next weeks’ jackpot is €8,200, next draw will be managed by Shay Hurson and is sponsored by O’Grady Hearing Care Services. Lucky Dip Winners: Busby, Mary Mills, Pat Egan, Don Dardis, Lucan Masters. Play Online here, Or Tickets can be purchased at the Club, or in Kenny’s Vesey Arms.
Please support our Annual Golf Classic THIS 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 a Raffle, and enjoy some refreshments and the clubhouse banter.
If interested in the The Lucan Sarsfields Social initiative group, contact Seaghan O Lanagain 086 266 4947.
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.
Report from U10 Camogie HT game
A group of girls from our Under 10 Camogie team had the honour of playing in the half time mini game on Saturday at the Dublin Senior Camogie’s All Ireland Championship Match v Meath. The girls were great ambassadors for the club, and put in a great performance against O’Dwyers with some great skills on display.
Afterwards the girls were delighted to get the chance to pose for a photo and a chat with Ali Twomey, Orla Beagan and Emma Flanagan who are fantastic role models for our juvenile players in the club, and the U10 girls are looking forward to welcoming them to one of our training sessions over the coming weeks.
Lucan Sarsfields V St Vincent's U8 Camogie
Our U8 girls played Camogie at home to St Vincent's on Sunday morning. This was our last Camogie match before the summer break. Both mentors and parents were very proud of how much the girls have improved and grown as a team over the last few short months.
Lucan U11 Camogie and Ladies Football
They left a misty lucan on saturday morning and headed to the sunny south east. Lucan U11 camogie and Ladies Football was greatly welcome to Marshalstown Castledockrell GAA on Saturday morning for both camogie and football games. We played one team from. Marshalstown while Duffry Rovers played their 2 teams and then they played 2 football games against Baile Dubh Tire after which we had some light refreshments in the clubhouse. In all 80 girls took part and it was an enjoyable afternoon. The camogie and football matches were end to end drama., great skills on show and fantastic team work displayed. After the matches we headed to pirates cove, in Courttown for further fun and team bonding. Great memories were made and a return visit has been promised by our Wexford friends.
Adult Hurling Report
A mixed week for our adult hurlers. As usual, it was the Junior B’s who provided the success with good wins in Championship over St Brigids mid-week (report below) and then a comprehensive league win over St Sylvesters on Sunday. The Junior A’s were unlucky to lose lost out by a single point to Realt Dearg in a mid-week championship clash on a scoreline of 0-19 to 2-14. However, they remain in with a shout of a quarter-final place with one group game to play. The seniors went down by 8 points to Kilmacud Crokes in a Sunday morning league game (report below). Congrats to Chris Crummey on captaining Dublin to great win over Galway and securing a place in the All-Ireland series. Commiserations to our three Dublin minors, Colm Walsh, Charlie Keher and Evin Dowling, as Dublin bow out of the Championship after Leinster semi-final loss to Wexford.
AHL1: Kilmacud Crokes 3-16 Lucan Sarsfields 1-14
Lucan’s poor run in the league continued with this 8 point loss to Kilmacud Crokes. The damage was done in the opening half when Crokes got 3 goals and lead 3-8 to 1-4 at half time. Lucan’s goal was scored by Anto McNulty who finished well from close range. Lucan put in a spirited second half performance and had reduced the deficit to 5 points with 15 minutes to play. However, Crokes finished strong and were comfortable winners in the end. Lucan relied on the accurate free taking of Donal Flannery and Seanie McClelland for most of their scores, as the forward line struggled to find space and cohesion against a good Crokes backline. Minor player, Matt Dunne, made his competitive adult debut when introduced at half-time and showed reasonably well, making some good runs and picking off a nice score. Overall, Lucan will be somewhat disappointed with this showing but can take some positives from the second half performance.
Lucan Team/Scorers: C Murray, P Smith, P Rigney, P Claffey, P Kelly, M McCaffrey, S McClelland (0-4f), J McCaffrey, R Smith, R Ward (0-1), K Fitzgerald (0-2), E O’Conghaile, C McHugh (0-1), A McNulty (1-0), D Flannery (0-5, 0-4f). Subs introduced: M Dunne (0-1), J Bellew.
JDHC: Lucan Sarsfields 6-9 St Brigids 2-12.
Lucan Junior B’s continued their good run of form with a comprehensive championship win over St Brigids. Lucan have now secured a quarter-final place and remain on course to top the group. Lucan hadn’t been scoring that many goals lately but found the net six times on this occasion. They will be somewhat disappointed however to only notch 2 points from play over the hour. The opening exchanges were very competitive but an early goal from Aidan Glover helped Lucan to settle but Brigids responded well and remained very much in contention. Two goals from Evan Lombard helped Lucan to a somewhat flattering 3 point lead at half-time, 3-3 to 1-6. In the second half, Lucan upped the ante and soon began to dominate. Two goals in quick succession from Killian Boylan and another from Alan Murphy effectively finished the game as a contest. Brigids battled on and got a late consolation goal but Lucan were comfortable nine point winners in the end. Dylan Kelly gave a man of the match performance at centre back while Killian Boylan and Evan Lombard were most dangerous up front.
Lucan Team/Scorers: L Finnerty, S Stapleton, J Cavanagh, S Farrell, J O’Connor, D Kelly, I Fitzgerald, L Murphy, D Ryan, D Reid, K Boylan (2-1), C Keane (0-7f), A Glover (1-0), E Lombard (2-0), A Murphy (1-1). Subs introduced: R Ennis, S Keegan, E Gately, M O’Malley.
Lucan Sarsfields Juvenile Football Report
There was still some juvenile action during the week.
All three of our U-13 teams recorded wins during the week.
Venue: 12th Lock
Opposition: Round Towers Clondalkin
Competition: U13 Div 2
Final Score: Lucan Sarsfields 9-8Round Towers 6-13
The fourth round of the U13 football leagues was played on the juvenile pitch at the club, with the unusual backdrop of a funfare, which had taken up temporary residence in the adjoining carpark. However the noisy attractions did not distract the teams from the match and both teams served up a hugely entertaining game, with the lead changing hands many times over the hour.
The opening exchanges were even with scores at both ends. A couple of Lucan goals pushed them into the lead but a strong rally at the end of the half saw Round Towers really come into the game and they scored strongly before the break, where they led by three points, 2-10 to 3-4.
However Lucan stormed into the game at the start of the second half and a flurry of goals saw them move into a five point lead by the mid way point of the half. Round Towers however rallied again and with five minutes remaining had moved into a five point lead themselves, with a brace of goals. But in a dramatic closing few minutes, Lucan drove on with two further goals from Adam Rock, retook the lead and ran out four point winners at the final whistle.
In a game that tested the nerves of mentors and supporters, the Lucan lads displayed great resilience to come from behind and gain this hard fought victory. In defence Liam Fitzgerald, Massimo Pappalardo, Cian Gavin and Callum Morris led the line in the second half comeback. Up front Gavin Collins, Louie Fanning and Daire Collis troubled the opposition defence all evening. However on the evening Adam Rock tormented Round Towers from start to finish and ended up with an astonishing return of 8-2. Hopefully he and the rest of the team can carry this form through to the final two league games before the summer break.
Sean Flynn, Chris Hylands, Callum Morris, Aaron Malone, Liam Fitzgerald, Massimo Pappalardo, Gareth McDonnell, Cian Gavin, Reece Kelly, Callum Keane, Louie Fanning, Robert O’Connell, Gavin Collins, Adam Rock, Daire Collis, Charlie McHugh, Robert Keher, Michael O’Brien.
Date: 11 June 2019
Venue: Arthur Griffith Park
Opposition: Round Towers Lusk
Competition: Under 13 Football League Division 5
Final Score: Lucan Sarsfields 4.05Round Towers Lusk 1.08
After 3 Games in League 5 Lucan achieved their first win after 2 defeats in the opening fixtures . Prior to the game a big emphasis was put on the importance of not conceding goals. Seven goals were conceded in both previous League matches in the division.
Half time saw Lucan trailing by the minimum 1.02 to 0.06 after a sound defensive display.
The excellent collective defending continued in the second half and two quick fire goals midway through the half saw Lucan score 4 goals for the third game in a row winning out by 4.05 to 1.08. Plenty to work on in the remaining two matches before the Summer break.
Aaron Cronin, Callum Wynne, Conor Dolan, Ben O’Keeffee, Shane Dolan, Eoghan O Connor, Cian Waterhouse, Mark Byrne, James Scott, Oisin Sharkey, Luke Gibbs, Michael Lynch, Ryan Feighery, Mark Deignan, Rory Eagan, Dylan Carr,
Rory Egan (1:01)
Dylan Carr (1:00)
Ryan Feighery (1:00)
Alex Keegan (0:02)
Callum Wynne (0.01 – free )
Michael Lynch 0.01
Opposition: Na Fianna C
Final Score: Lucan 8.4 Na Fianna 4.7
Lucan hadn’t played a competitive football game in a month and their match fitness showed, they were slow to get into the game allowing the opposition score 1goal 3 points, before Lucan got onto the score sheet. The opposition were in the lead for most of the 1st half , however the teams went in even at half time.
In the 2nd half Lucan were a different team and went 6 points ahead within 10 minutes and maintained the lead for the rest of the half. Na Fianna were awarded a penalty near the end , however Lucan raced up the pitch after the kick out and scored 2 goals in quick succession increasing the lead to 9 points.
Squad: M Brennan, C Lawlor, O Corry, S Wright, K O’Connor, D Thomas, E Walsh, S Geoghegan , H Geoghegan, J Browne, J O’Reilly, K Murphy, D Harrington, C Hartigan, F Haran,
Scorers: J Browne, K O’Connor, C Hartigan, D Harrington, J O’Reilly, K Murphy, F Haran
On Saturday in the U-14 Division 1 league, Lucan fell narrowly to Ballyboden St. Endas on a score line of 7-06 to 4-11.
In the U-14 Division 5 league, O’Dwyers conceded the match to Lucan.
In the U-14 Division 10 league, Lucan lost out narrowly to Fingallians on a score line of 3-06 to 3-04.
Two our U-12 teams played at the weekend.
Lucan Sarsfields vs St Brigids Sat 15th June. St Catherines Park.
Our U12 B boys lined out against St Brigids on a sunny Saturday afternoon. While we were missing a few players through injury, namely Michael Casey, John PatrickO’Connor and Jack Keogh we had the luxury of the full 13 plus 3 subs. We wish the 3 lads a speedy recovery.
The game started out at a decent pace and both sides had chances to stamp their authority. It was the Lucan lads who started well.
Dominant play from our solid defence ensured the game flowed from our point of view. The ball was worked seamlessly through the full team from the first minute to the last. There literally was no let up from Lucan. The playmaking and confidence this team are showing in their last four football outings is proving how much they have bonded as a group and how they are prepared to work for each other.
Some of the moves for our goals and points started from our kick outs through midfield and to be finished by our in form forward line. Our tackling has gotten better each week and bar a couple of occasions we chose the man in the best position to finish the move off.
With so many top performances it is hard to single any player out. Suffice to say the team are performing as a team and that it is their strength.
Final Score is not relevant here just that Lucan had a good win and finish this part of the season on a high.
LUCAN U12 C vs RAHENY C
RAHENY started well and capitalised with some early scores. But Lucan worked hard and the backs gave very little away with good performances from Luke Kehoe, Darragh Walsh and Eoghan Clark. A surging run from Kevin Doherty in midfield split the Raheny defence and he buried it in the net. Two great saves from Evan Whelan kept us in the game going into the second half. RAHENY lead by 2 points at half time (1-1; 1-3).
The second half started brightly for our lads and some creative passing movements between our debutante Alseny Bah, Ronan O'Flaherty and Ben Fitzgerald from midfield leading to 2 quick points finished by forwards Alexander Bollard and Peter Devlin to level the game. Just as heads were up Raheny stuck with a long ball from midfield and over Evans head to the top of the net. Within a few minutes a second followed against the run of play. Our lads heads did not drop and we pushed forward in waves. We struggled in the final third of the pitch and failed to convert. Very proud of Lucan who never gave up and played some great football throughout.
LUCAN 1-3; RAHENY 3-3
Lucas Enright 0-1
Kevin Doherty 1-0
Alexander Bollard 0-1
Peter Devlin 0-1
Well done to all the teams competing during the week.