lucan sarsfields gaa club
Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes
July 01, 2019
A great achievement in that we lined out three men’s minor football teams this year and even more impressive is they have went and won their league section. A brilliant achievement for Tom Lawlor and his team, they now go on to contest the league final vs the North winners. A great night was had at the Midsummer BBQ. The beer is always nicer after a victory and even the warm Coors went down well after the Senior hurlers recorded their first league victory in a controlling manner. After a slow tough start to the league, the wheels are now in motion and we are sure the can go on a run of games as the look to move away from the relegation area. The Jnr Bs ground out a great win and the depth of the squad was tested but answered and they now have what could be a league decider vs Thomas Davis at home on Thursday night, support very welcome and appreciated. Jnr As battled hard but lost out to a strong Good Counsel/Liffey Gaels team, but great to see some old faces back on the field. Senior footballers moved in the Top 4 in the league with a good win midweek, the Inter footballers continued their good run of form as well making it 5 wins from 6, and our now pushing close to the promotion spots. Minor footballers unfortunately lost away to Ballinteer at the weekend. Good wins for our Juvenile hurlers with 16s 15s and U13s all winning.
Well done to Abbey Shiels who became our latest Leinster champion, as the Dublin Ladies footballers, with a management team including our own Paul Casey and Ken Robinson, beat Westmeath. Best of luck to Daire Newcombe, Harry Ladd, Mark Lavin that are part of the Dublin U20 footballers who take on Longford on Tuesday night in the Leinster Qtr Final. Best of luck to Chris Crummey, with the Dublin Senior hurlers as they take on Laois this weekend, and Jake Rooney and Colm Walsh part of the Dublin minor footballer squad who play the Leinster Final this coming weekend also. Great also to see Bren Gallagher imparting his knowledge on free taking to our young footballers. (Cover Picture).
Car Park works – there will be works starting around the club from next week, we do apologies for any inconvenience that is caused but we would ask you bear with us as these improvements are carried out and as always you follow any instructions from any of our stewards when using the car parks at busy times. Patience is a virtue.
Our Summer Camps have started and the weather is holding, over 220 kids are enjoying the skills and thrills of our games and making new friends along the way, as it should be. If you missed this one, no problem we have more camps coming up but they are very popular and we do have a limit so register ASAP, it can be done by a few short clicks on our website. The dates are as follows:
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.
Lotto There was no winner of the lotto on the 27th June, Numbers were 6, 12, 19 and 26. Next weeks’ jackpot is €8,600, next draw will be managed by Cormac Gordon and is sponsored by John Ryan, Accountant . Lucky Dip Winners: Don Dardis (€50), Joe Byrne, Tony Jones, Fergal McCarthy, Maeve McGuire. Play Online here, Or Tickets can be purchased at the Club, or in Kenny’s Vesey Arms.
The Golf Society wishes to sincerely thank all those who entered teams, sponsored tee-boxes and donated prizes, for making our recent Golf Classic such a resounding success. Your generosity is very much appreciated. Next Society outing is to Luttrellstown on Friday 19th July 2019. Contact Seamus Fagan for details.
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.
Adult Hurling Report
A busy week for our adult hurlers with all 5 teams in league action, and three wins and two defeats was the weeks tally. The Seniors recorded a first win of this league campaign in a very entertaining match against Whitehall Colmcille at a sunny 12th Lock on Saturday evening – see match report below. Thanks to the Under 9’s who provided a guard of honour for the Lucan team as they came on to the pitch, and inspired them to their best performance of the campaign to date. The Junior A’s lost out in a high scoring encounter against Good Counsel Liffey Gaels (3-12 to 5-17). The Junior B’s continued their great run of form with a good league win away to St Peregrines, on a score line of 4-11 to 2-12, and continue to top the league table. Earlier in the week, our Minor A’s lost out narrowly to Castleknock, 0-20 to 0-18, while the Minor B’s had a comprehensive win over Round Towers 4-13 to 1-10 to finish runners-up in their league after a very good campaign.
AHL1: Lucan Sarsfields 3-20 Whitehall Colmcille 0-20.
Lucan seniors had their first win of the league campaign in a very entertaining game against Whitehall at a sun drenched 12th Lock. Lucan got off to a good start when Peter Kelly kicked to the net in the fifth minute. Whitehall responded well and picked off some nice points and by the 15th minute it was 1-4 to 0-5 to the hosts. Another well taken goal from Peter Kelly in the 28th minute gave Lucan a 6 point lead at half time, 2-8 to 0-8 was the score the referee recorded at the break, though the Lucan side were adamant they had scored 9 points in the half! Donie Flannery got Lucan's third goal 8 minutes into the second half and Lucan look set or a comfortable victory. Whitehall did respond well and by the 45th minute, had reduced the deficit to 6 again, 3-13 to 0-16. Lucan introduced minor star Matt Dunne and he made an immediate impact and scored an impressive 4 points as Lucan finished strongly to record a 9 point win. John Bellew was outstanding at full back for Lucan and others to impress on the night included Seanie McClelland, Johnny McCaffrey, Donie Flannery and young Dunne in the second half. This badly needed win moves Lucan up to 10th place on the league table, and while they still have a lot to do to get clear of relegation, this win and the performance will give them confidence for the challenges ahead.
Lucan Team/Scorers: C Murray, P Smith, J Bellew, P Claffey, P Rigney, M McCaffrey, S McClelland (0-2), J McCaffrey, R Smith (0-1), B Coffey (0-2), K Fitzgerald (0-1), R Ward, E O'Conghaile (0-2), P Kelly (2-0), D Flannery (1-8, 0-5f). Subs introduced: M Dunne (0-4), C McHugh.
Juvenile Football Report
As many of the juvenile teams take a break for the Summer, there was still some action in the CCC2 leagues over the past week.
First of all, a big thank you to Brendan Gallagher who took time out to give some tips on free taking during the week. A big turn out and I am sure everyone present got a lot out of the event.
All three U-14 teams were in action during the week.
In Division 1, Kilmacud Crokes defeated Lucan on a score line of 3-16 to 1-18 in a very entertaining and competitive game.
In Division 5, Lucan lost out to Round Towers Lusk on a score line of 5-12 to 4-09.
In Division 10, Lucan went down to Ballinteer St. Johns on a score line of 5-10 to 7-03 in a very tight game.
Both U-16 teams were also in league action on Tuesday evening.
Date: 25th June, 2019
Competition: U16 Football Division 2
Final Score: Lucan Sarsfields 5-10, Cuala 4-11
Lucan Sarsfields finished off their league campaign in a high scoring encounter versus Cuala.
Cuala started off the brighter to build up an early lead, however as the first half progressed Lucan got into their rhythm to pick some great goals and points to finish the half 3-4 to 0-5 ahead.
Second half started with Cuala switching to two inside the full forward line and resulted in a couple of early goals to narrow the gap. However, Lucan remained composed on the ball, picking off scores and a couple of vital goals to keep Cuala at bay, to end up deserved winners.
A good campaign with Lucan finishing third in the league.
Next up will be the A Championship beginning in September.
A big thanks to all the lads and parents for their support throughout the league.
Squad – Adam Gilmore, Neil O’Leary, Aidan Sheary, Cillian Morrissey, Rian Carey, Jamie Lavin, Sam Noctor, Tony Mulqueen, Jack Lawlor, Brendan Kavanagh, Adam Whyte, Samuel Keogh, James Finn, Rheece Lamphiere, Ciaran Scully, Hugh Cuffe, Sean Harkness, Louis Butler.
On the same evening in the U-16 Division 5 league, Lucan lost out to Castleknock on a score line of 2-12 to 3-04. Well done to this team and their management on a good league campaign.
Well done to all the teams competing during the week.