lucan sarsfields gaa club

Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes

July 15, 2019

A second coming for a few of the more established hurlers, they were dragged out of retirement for a good win in the last Junior D Championship group game. A high scoring affair with the lads coming out on top which meant they topped their Group and secured a home Qtr Final. Well done to PJ and his management team. Unfortunately Senior hurlers lost by 2 to St Vincent’s on Wednesday last and Jnr A hurlers lost in Championship on Tuesday and now face a relegation match away to Commercials in September. A big win for minor footballers 2-22 to 1-7 vs Skerries, that keeps them very much in contention at the top of the league. Inter Ladies lost out to a strong Parnells in the Cup, and the Jnr Ladies also suffered defeat. THIS sees Senior footballers face a tricky away fixture vs Thomas Davis Wednesday 7.30pm Kiltipper Rd, BIG SUPPORT can make a difference. On Tuesday night Jnr As have what is now a big fixture at home to Civil Service 7.30pm, support welcome and appreciated. Senior HURLERS have a massive game at home to BALINTEER on Sunday morning, again support cam make a difference.

Well done to Daire Newcombe, Harry Ladd, Mark Lavin who played for the Dublin U20 footballers in a fine win against on Wexford and we wish them luck as they prepare for a Leinster final vs Laois. Disappointment for Dublin U16 Camogie who lost out to a strong Galway side,  best of luck and hopefully they can turn it around vs Wexford,  Lauren Dawson © Phoebe Shannon Sinead Daly Millie Reid and Lilly Rooney all involved. Great to hear Darren Gavin is getting back to full training with the Dublin Senior footballers as they prepare for the business end of the Championship. Hard luck to Ali Emma and Orla who were part of the Dublin Senior Camogie team that lost at the weekend, also  Chloe and Aoife who lost to Westmeath with the Dublin Inter  team and Ellen with the Dublin Minors also losing.

We have an Comedy Night coming up in the Club House – Saturday 27th July , tickets €10 and can be purchases through the link and we will have a happy hour between 8 – 9pm where all pints will be €3. Come up and support YOUR club.

The County Board have enquired to clubs about potential the naming of trophies/cups. They are looking for possible sponsor of the Trophies, if any members have suggestions or wish to sponsor they can contact the club Executive. Cost will be in the Region of €300.

Summer Bar, the Club House has now moved to the usual Summer Hours as our volunteers take a break, so the Club House will be Closed- Monday, Tuesday, Friday. Open- Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.


If you missed any of the previous camps, no problem we have more in August, they are very popular but 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:

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 GREEN top in the picture will be for anyone doing their first camp and we have a BLACK one for any on their second or more camp.

Lotto There was no winner of the lotto on the 11th July, Numbers were 1, 3, 17 and 20. Next weeks’ jackpot is €9,400, next draw will be managed by Diarmuid Dawson and is sponsored by Clandillon Motors . Lucky Dip Winners: Cathy (Bar), Geri, Liz &Mary Daly, Peter Brady, MC Bowler. Play Online here, Or Tickets can be purchased at the Club, or in Kenny’s Vesey Arms.

Lotto Sponsorship:

Each week, our Lotto draw is sponsored by a local business. This is a great way of getting promotion and association with the club, while also contributing to the success of one of our best and most enduring fundraising activities. We greatly appreciate the loyal support of the local businesses who support the Club in this way. If you have a business and would like to get involved as a Lotto sponsor for the 2019/20 season, we would be delighted to have you on board. The rates are as follows;

                          1 week 2 weeks 4 weeks 6 weeks

Sponsorship: €50 €90 €150 €200

If interested, contact Seamus Clandillon at 087 2189960.

Golf Society 

The next outing is Friday 19th July in Luttrellstown GC, tee booked from 3pm-4.20pm.
Tee-times still available, please contact Seamus Fagan on 086 8168984 to book a spot on this fabulous course.

If interested in the The Lucan Sarsfields Social initiative group, contact Seaghan O Lanagain 086 266 4947. 

Wednesdays 8:30pm.

Club Shop is closed until August, club gear can be purchased from the main ONeills shop.

DOGS in the club GROUNDS – We have had some issues recently of having to clean up after dogs relived themselves on our pitches, we would again remind people, DOGS are not permitted in the club grounds. This is not an animal control issue, so lead or no lead, they are not allowed. It is a Health and Safety issue as the field that the children use can be affect. We would ask everybody not to bring their dogs to the club and we would ask people to remind others not to either. There is a sign up as you enter the club grounds!!. But we do hope to erect more.

Juvenile Hurling Reports

Sunday 7th July Away vs Castleknock

Lucan 6-21 Castleknock 2-6 (Porterstown)

With injuries Holidays and Gaeltacht a depleted panel faced Castleknock. Thanks to Niall Higgins and Conor O’ Neil who joined us from the U15Bs and to Daniel Kane who joined us from the U14As. A good win was delivered despite the numerous absentees, with 12 different scorers.

Team Cathal Doody, Jack Doyle, Rian Fortune, Michael Cunningham, Joey McSweeney, Jack Behan, Finn Bruton, Liam Garrigan, Rossa Daly, Conor Sheary, Conor ‘Haggis’ Hyland, Alex Hickey, Adam Duffy, Niall Higgins, Gareth Kennedy.

Subs Daniel Kane for Joey Mc Sweeney (HT), Conor O’ Neill for Conor Sheary (HT), Joey Mc for Jack Behan (42), Conor Sheary for Liam Garrigan (42)

Scorers; Liam Garrigan 1-5 (0-1 free), Finn Bruton 1-2, Michael Cunningham 1-2, Haggis 1-0, Alex Hickey1-1, Niall Higgins 1-1, Conor O’Neill 0-3, Conor Sheary 0-3, Joey McSweeney, Adam Duffy, Gareth Kennedy, Rossa Daly (0-1 each)

Tuesday July 9th Away vs Na Fianna

Lucan 4-10 Na Fianna 0-10 (Mobhi Road)

Another depleted squad post the exams and another good win. A very strong first half performance from Lucan here who stood up to a very determined Na Fianna. Lucan played some of our best hurling year to date in the first half leading by 2-5 to 0-3 at halftime. Lucan dominated possession in the 2nd half and should have been out the gate after 40 minutes but were guilty of some poor shot selection, accruing wide after wide. Despite this Lucan eased to a 12 point win. Thanks to Niall Higgins, Conor O’ Neil and Ross Campion who joined us from the U15Bs. Good performances throughout but particular mention, to Cathal Doody with a very brave save in the first half throwing his body at a rocket from Na Fianna and to the entire defence for another clean sheet. Also great scoring from Alex Hickey with 2-1 (with only 1 wide ALex!)

Team Cathal Doody, Jack Doyle, Rian Fortune, Michael Cunningham, Joey McSweeney, Jack Behan, Finn Bruton, Liam Garrigan, Rossa Daly, Niall Higgins, Conor ‘Haggis’ Hyland, Alex Hickey, Conor O’Neill, Conor Sheary, Gareth Kennedy.

Subs Adam Duffy for Conor O’ Neil (HT), Ross Campion for Niall Higgins (42), Conor O’Neill for Michael Cunningham (40), Niall Higgins for Gareth Kennedy (55)

Scorers; Liam Garrigan 0-4 (0-1 65), Finn Bruton 0-1, Haggis 1-0, Alex Hickey2-1, Niall Higgins 0-1, Conor Sheary 1-1, Rossa Daly (0-1)

Adult Hurling Report:


Three key games this week but unfortunately only one win to report. The Junior A’s prospects of progressing in the Championship ended on Tuesday night with a narrow defeat to Ballinteer St Johns. Then on Wednesday night, our Seniors lost out by two points in a well contested league match at St Vincents. So, not for the first time this year, it was left to the Junior B’s to provide some success and they duly did with a dramatic Championship win over St Peregrines on Thursday night. This win sees them top their group and they now look forward to a home quarter-final on 8th September. See match reports below. All three teams are in league action next Sunday with the seniors at home to Ballinteer St Johns, and the Junior As and Junior B’s travelling to Na Fianna and Erin Go Bráth respectively.

JAHC: Ballinteer St Johns 3-14 Lucan Sarsfields 2-14.

This was a game Lucan will feel they could have and probably should have won. They led by 4 pts at half time and were 8 ahead with little more than 10 minutes to play. However they succumbed to a late St Johns rally and are now condemned to the relegation play-offs. Barry Aird put in an excellent shift at centre back for Lucan and Fintan Clandillon got two trade-mark goals but it was not enough to deny the hosts.

Lucan team: K Roche, T Swords, T Clandillon, P Kennedy, E O’Connor, B Aird, N Gleeson, O O’Brien, I Crowley, T Somers, M May, A O’Neill, F Clandillon, J Byrne, A Lee. Subs introduced: E Connolly, C Hogan, E Higgins.


AHL1: St Vincents 0-21 Lucan Sarsfields 1-16.

This game was played on a very damp evening with ground conditions very slippy after an earlier downpour in Marino. Lucan started well and had the first 3 scores on the board, including 2 from Ben Coffey. Vincents soon got going and got the next 4 to take the lead. They continued to have the upper hand and drew enough fouls from the Lucan defence to keep the scoreboard ticking over with frees. Lucan got back into the game with a goal in the 24th minute, when Peter Kelly got on the end of a long free from Seanie McClelland to flick the ball past the Vincents keeper. At half time the deficit was 2 points 0-11 to 1-6. Lucan made some alterations for the second half, moving Chris Crummey into the forward line, and that soon paid dividends as they scored 5 unanswered points at the start of the half to gain a 3 point lead and indeed missed some good chances to go further ahead. After 45 minutes it was 1-12 to 0-12 for Lucan. But it was St Vincents who dominated the final quarter, picking off a succession of points to level and then retake the lead which they held to the end. Lucan will feel this was a game that could have been won. They hurled very well in stages but a total of 13 wides proved costly. They currently sit third from bottom in the league table but have 3 games to play so still have the opportunity to get clear of the relegation play-offs.

Lucan Team/scorers: C Murray, P Claffey, J Bellew, P Rigney, C Crummey (0-6), M McCaffrey, S McClelland, J McCaffrey (0-1), R Smith (0-1), B Coffey (0-2), K Fitzgerald (0-2), R Ward, E O’Conghaile, P Kelly (1-0), D Flannery (0-4, 0-3f). Sub introduced: M May.

JDHC: St Peregrines 5-9 Lucan Sarsfields 6-11.

This was a very entertaining game with goals a plenty and the advantage swinging one way then the other over the hour. On a night when the Lucan defence was a bit more porous than usual, the forwards came to the rescue with some great scores. In the second half Lucan had a full forward line of veterans with about 110 years collective experience, but despite the many creaks and groans, they provided 4 goals and 6 points from play between them! But it was young Daragh Reid in the half forward line, less than half the age of the 3 in front of him, who was the hero with his hard running at the home defence and scoring two great goals, his second one as good as you would see anywhere. The first half was relatively low key affair, with goals from Darragh Brennan and Aidan Glover helping Lucan to a 2-6 to 1-5 lead at half time. Most of the goals, and the drama, came in the second half. Lucan looked on course for a comfortable victory with goals from Daragh Brennan (his second) and Daragh Reid’s first. However, Peregrines came storming back with a flurry of goals and led by 8 points with little more than 5 mins to play. Lucan hit back again with a well taken goal from Keith Brennan and then Reid burst through the defence and blasted to the net to give Lucan the advantage again. The old heads calmly added a couple of points and Lucan held on to win by 5 in the end.

Lucan Team/scorers: L Finnerty, S Stapleton, J Cavanagh, S Farrell, J O’Connor, D Kelly, I Fitzgerald, A Finnerty, J Mullins, S Donohue (0-4f), D Brennan (2-1), D Reid (2-1), K Boylan, K Brennan (1-4), A Glover (1-1). Subs introduced: C Byrne, D Hussey.


share on entry