lucan sarsfields gaa club

Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes

August 27, 2019

A Great Weekend on the Hurling fields….it started with the Senior Hurlers on Saturday recording a comprehensive win vs Crumlin to ensure Div 1 status again next year, our Jnr As followed suit on Sunday morning with a hard earned but comfortable victor over St Vincents and avoided a relegation play-off…our Jnr Bs had a good away victory to guarantee a home promotion playoff vs Cuala..both our U16 hurling teams opened their Championships with victories on Saturday, both U15 hurling teams came out on top in ‘top of the table clashes’, and both U14 teams won in league as well. On Sunday morning our Senior Camogie team opened their Championship with a win as well…Well done also to our Jnr B Ladies who won their Shield Semi Final replay on Monday night, and now play the FINAL ON WENDESDAY (tomorrow) in Marley Park at 7pm vs Ballinteer SJ. There was some disappointment as our third minor football team lost out in the league final..however it is a great achievement to have fielded three league teams and hopefully we can do it more…


Get well wishes to James Finn who had an unfortunate accident during the U16 hurling Championship match, what are the chances of 2 Lucan hurlers colliding with hurling helmets in such a manner only months apart…James is made from sterner stuff and is already looking forward to his next training session…


Next up is Senior Footballers play their last league match vs Skerries Harps..this Saturday away at 18.30. 


Then Senior Camogie play St Vincent’s at home on Sunday morning in the second round of Championship, massive support required as Lucan look to  secure a semi -final spot with a win. Next week also sees our 2nd 3rd and 4th Adult Camogie teams commence Championship action.


Also on Sunday morning our two Minor Hurlers commence their Championships with away matches vs Kilmacud Crokes and Peregrines respectively, 11am SilverPark and Blakestown. Support very welcome and appreciated.


Before the brilliant All Ireland Semi Finals at the weekend our Ladies football section hosted their counterparts from Westport, and of course a massive well done to the Dublin Ladies Senior football team, and our own Abbey Shiels, Paul Casey and Ken Robinson who are part of the squad and management team, who qualified for the All Ireland Final, and we wish them well as they look to secure their third All Ireland title in a row vs Galway on Sept 15. We wish Darren Gavin well as well this week as he prepares for the All Ireland Final vs Kerry.            

We have a superb Christy Moore tribute act have on the Eve of the All Ireland Football Final , always a good night in the club and the anticipation grows ahead of the big day. You never know if you haven’t secured your ticket you never know what might be flying around on the night….
And speaking of tickets the list is up in the club and the draw for All Ireland Final tickets is open to all fully paid-up adult members, members who are lucky enough to come out have to be in attendance on the night and to collect your ticket before 11pm or the ticket will be re-entered in the draw.
I remember that Summer in Dublin , and the Liffey as it stank like hell….YES a date for your DIARY 28th September Bagatelle will be live in the clubhouse…tickets can be purchased on the club website or from the Bar or any Executive member…only €20 for what will be a great nights entertainment …

Finally we will once again be running Staidear agus Sport…the Event will be slightly different this year and we will be encouraging both 5th and 6th year students to come up and meet some of the older players working in professions that the may be interest in…full details will be announced later but at the moment will are looking for older players from all professions to possible volunteer for the evening. Messages have gone out through the Games Committee but if anyone is interested they can contact Seamus, 087 218 9960.

Our deepest sympathies to the Dalton/Birnie family, on the death of Margaret (Peg) Dalton. May she rest in peace.


Lotto There was no winner of the lotto on the 22nd August, Numbers were 12, 17, 18 and 26 . Next weeks’ jackpot is €11,800, next draw will be managed by Shay Hurson and is sponsored by John Ryan, Accountant. Play Online here, Or Tickets can be purchased at the Club, or in Kenny’s Vesey Arms.


Golf Society 

The Golf Society's next outing is Gerry Mescall's Captain's Day in Millicent Golf Club on Saturday 7th September, tee booked from 11.06am - 12.26pm. Followed by Captain's Dinner, Presentation of Prizes, great music and craic in Sarsfields Clubhouse, 12th Lock at 8.00pm. All are very welcome, and even if you're not playing golf, why not come to the Dinner, it's always a great occasion. Cost; Golf €30, Dinner €25. To book golf and/or dinner please contact Seamus Fagan on 086 8168984.

Wednesdays 8:30pm.

Cúpla Focal Club returns on Monday 23rd September , time 8pm-9pm, two groups, beginners and advanced, learn to speak Irish in a fiun way..interested? Fáilte roimh cách.

Adult Hurling Report

A very good weekend for our three adult teams who were all in action in the last round of the leagues with a lot at stake in each case. For the first time this year, all three recorded wins! The Seniors and Junior As both secured their league status for next year and avoided relegation playoffs, while the Junior Bs secured runners up spot in their league and a home promotion playoff. See match reports below.

Next weekend our two Minor teams open their championship campaigns, with the Minor A's travelling to Kilmacud Crokes and Minor B's away to St Peregrines, both Sunday morning at 11am.

AHL1 Lucan Sarsfields 5-28 Crumlin 0-13.
Lucan Seniors secured their place in the top division for another year in style with this emphatic win over Crumlin. Lucan dominated from the throw in and quickly opened a lead with a series of points from play. Crumlin relied on frees for their scores but when Chris Crummey got Lucan's opening goal in the 18th minute it was already looking ominous for the visitors. The younger Crummey brother, Paul, added two further goals in the 22nd and 24th minute and Lucan lead 3-15 to 0-9 at half time, with all but one of Crumlin's scores coming from frees. The pattern continued in the second half as Lucan kept adding the points and Paul Crummey got his third goal and Ciaran Dowling added the fifth. This was a very good all round team performance from Lucan and a timely confidence boost as they now look forward to the resumption of the Championship against Whitehall on Sept 8th.
Lucan Team/Scorers: C Murray, P Smith, P Kelly, P Rigney, R Ward, J Bellew (0-1), S McClelland (0-1), J McCaffrey (0-2), M McCaffrey, B Coffey (0-9, 0-6f), C Crummey (1-3), R Smith, P Crummey (3-4), K Fitzgerald (0-1), D Flannery (0-1). Subs introduced: C McHugh (0-2), E O'Conghaile (0-2), C Dowling (1-0), M May, M Dunne (0-2).

AHL5 Lucan Sarsfields 2-16 St Vincent's 0-11.
Lucan Junior A's were without a win for a number of months and in serious jeopardy near the bottom of the league. However when it was most needed they produced an excellent performance to defeat a good Vincent's team and secure their status for next year. The first half was very evenly contested and Vincent's lead 0-8 to 0-7 at the break. Kevin O'Reilly scored 3 good points from play in that half with a couple each from Rob Lambert and a Tommy Somers in a dominant Lucan half forward line. It was tit for tat again at the start of the second half but the decisive moment came in the 38th minute when an O'Reilly free found the roof of the net. Lucan drove on from there and dominated the final 20 minutes, stretching the lead to seven before O'Reilly goaled again in the dying minutes, to give Lucan a very comprehensive win. This much needed success was built on a very strong defence well marshalled by Kevin Roche, Tadhg Clandillon and Barry Aird in the central positions, with Anto Lee and David Kavanagh also very prominent. Joey Byrne and the returning Rory Stapleton held sway in midfield and provided some good ball to the forward line, where O'Reilly, Lambert and Somers lead the scoring.
Lucan Team/Scores: K Roche, D Kavanagh, T Clandillon, T Swords, A Lee, B Aird, E O'Connor, J Byrne, R Stapleton, T Somers (0-4, 0-2f), R Lambert (0-5), K O'Reilly (2-5, 0-1f), O O'Brien, A O'Neill, E Kenny (0-1). Subs introduced A Murphy (0-1), P Kennedy.

AHL8 Scoil Ui Chonail 1-10 Lucan Sarsfields 2-14.
An impressive first half display secured this comfortable league win and a home promotion playoff for Lucan Junior Bs. The Lucan inside line of Alan Murphy, Evan Lombard and Aidan Glover did most of the damage as Lucan lead 2-10 to 0-4 at the break. The second half was a tame affair as Lucan made changes and the hosts battled gamely to narrow the deficit to 7 at the end.
Lucan Team/Scorers: L Finnerty, D Hussey, J Cavanagh, S Farrell, J Mullins, I Fitzgerald, J O'Connor, A Finnerty, S Donohue (0-1), K Boylan, P Fagan (0-1), C Keane (0-6, 0-5f), A Glover (0-1), E Lombard (1-1), A Murphy (1-4). Subs introduced S Stapleton, E Kyne, M O Malley, C Byrne, S Kelly.

Juvenile Hurling Reports

Our U11 hurlers had a great day at the Camaint Finals in Parnell Park at the weekend, including some great wins over St Maurs.

U15A Division 1 Hurling- 20/8/19 Home vs Naomh Judes. Lucan win 4-17 to 3-9

The last of our 7.30pm throw ins saw us facing a determined St. Judes. A dark and dreary evening at the 12th lock. Having worked through the summer series of games with significant numbers absent, this was one of the last games where we had significant absentees. Our Keeper Cathal was on holidays but up stepped Charlie Mulqueen to stand in for Cathal. Lucan eased into an early lead which we never relinquished. Judes fought hard but Lucan were able to keep them at arms length for the duration and finished out with a 4-17 to 3-9 victors. Charlie Mulqueen had a great game in goals with some great saves and brilliant interceptions winning scrappy ball around the square. A very good team performance with significant improvement in shot selection with only 4 wides. Thanks to the U15B hurlers (Niall Higgins, Conor O’Neill, Matthew Ryan ), for helping us cover for the absentees, with all three being introduced in the 2nd half and all three did really well

Team; Charlie Mulqueen, Liam Farrell, Eoin Kilduff, Jamie Smith, Michael Cunningham (1-0), Joey Mc Sweeney, Finn Bruton (0-1), Rossa Daly, Liam Garrigan (0-1), Conor Hylands ,Joey Dunne (1-10, 0-5 frees/65s) Davey Mulquuen (1-3) Conor Sheary, Jack Doyle, Gareth Kennedy (0-2). Subs Adam Duffy (1-0), Conor O’ Neill, Niall Higgins, Matthew Ryan

U15A Division 1 Hurling- 25/8/19 Away vs BBSE. Lucan win 2-15 to 0-11.

A lovely, late summer morning for a game played on BBSE main pitch. This was a crunch game with, with Lucan needing to win to prevent BBSE winning the league with one game still to play. Victory however, would result in Lucan going back to the top of the table, leaving the destination of the league going down to the last set of league games on Oct 13th. Lucan didn’t disappoint, in what was our performance of the season. We had talked at length about the importance of being up for a strong physical challenge from the off. Liam Garrigan pointed from play on 1 minute setting the tone for the next hour. Charlie Mulqueen back in a more familiar territory at corner forward scored a lovely goal following a lovely ball in from Davey Mulqueen putting us ahead on a scoreline of 1-3 to 0-3. The halftime score in a tight tense game was 1-6 to 0-7. The tension was palpable, throughout the 2nd half and the tackles were flying. On 55 minutes there was 2 points between the teams with Lucan ahead on a scoreline of 1-10 to 0-11. Then came the Lucan surge. A fierce tackle on Joey Dunne roused the Lucan players and supporters alike. Liam Garrigan pointed the free (while Joey got his breath back). Joey recovered and pointed the next 65 and Liam Garrigan ran riot with 3 lovely points from play. Jack Behan (just back from injury) rounded it off with a slightly fortuitous goal from distance, Lucan outscoring Boden by 1-5 to 0-0 from 25 minutes to 33 minutes. A superb performance all round, another clean sheet, only 5 wides and some super individual performances. Jamie Smith was super as the Lucan spare man in defense, Jack Behan just back from injury was excellent at centre back and Liam Garrigan was simply superb in the engine room.

Team; Cathal Doody, Jamie Smith, Eoin Kilduff, Michael Cunningham, Joey Mc Sweeney ,Jack Behan (1-1) Finn Bruton, Rossa Daly, Liam Garrigan (0-5, 0-2 frees/65s), Conor Hylands ,Joey Dunne (0-7, 0-2 frees/65s) Davey Mulquuen (0-2) Gareth Kennedy, Jack Doyle, Charlie Mulqueen (1-0). Subs Conor Sheary for Gareth Kennedy, Liam Farrell for Charlie Mulqueen and Adam Duffy for Joey McSweeney. Thanks also for 2 U14 Hurlers Cathal Kennedy and Daragh Lyons for providing coverage on the bench.

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