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Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes

September 02, 2019

Some disappointment at the weekend with Senior Camogie and Minor A hurlers losing out in Championship. Next up for Senior Camogie is St Judes away on the 7th September. A good result for our Minor B hurlers though and Minor Ladies footballers opened their Championship with a good win on Monday night. There was plenty of good results in Juvenile Camogie with 5 out of 6 teams recording Championship wins. Juvenile Ladies football also opened their Championship with some mixed results 15A drew with Ballyboden, 13A won, 13B lost out to Clontarf away however the 14B girls were able to come back from Clontarf with a good win. This weekend coming sees the commence of the Minor football Championship, with our As home to Kilmacud Crokes, and the Bs away to Raheny both at 11am. CCC have informed clubs that the Hurling Championship games go ahead as scheduled, so a busy Sunday this weekend with all three hurling teams in Championship action. A great crowd enjoyed the new BIG screen in the function room on All Ireland Final day and it was great to have such an atmosphere in the club, hopefully we can replicated it more often.

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 …

REMINDER we are seeking volunteers from players who have recently qualified in their profession as we will be running the very successful Staidear agus Sport event again in September, … we are looking for older players from all professions to shre some wisdom with our young members on how sport can help them as they prepare for their studies. If anyone is interested they can contact Seamus, 087 218 9960.


Lotto There was no winner of the lotto on the 29th  August, Numbers were 1, 7 , 24 and 27. Next weeks’ jackpot is €12,200, next draw will be managed by Frank Fleming . Lucky Dips: Niamh Clandillon, Joe+Margaret Byrne (€50), Louise Whelan, Kevin McCarthy and Brendan Wright. 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. Still a few slots open on the timesheet! To book golf and/or dinner please contact Seamus Fagan on 086 8168984.

Wednesdays 8:30pm.

Zumba Classes re-commence again tonight, Tuesday 03 Sept. 7.30/8.30pm

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

Club Shop re-opens this Thursday and will be open Thursdays 7-8.30pm and Saturdays 10am-12.

The Lucan Credit Union Academy has re-commenced for the boys and begins again for the girls this Saturday.

Juvenile Ladies Football Report

U14LF D6 Championship

Friday 30 August 18:45, St Annes Park

Clontarf B 3-0, 4-6 Lucan Sarsfields

After an unlucky first half with the ball bouncing off Clontarf's crossbar all the time, Lucan girls recovered nicely in the second half. We had a lot of spectacular plays, and ten scores in just 25 minutes.

Juvenile Camogie Report 

U8 Lucan Sarsfields V Naomh Jude

First match back after the summer break for our U8 girls, on a lovely bright and warm Sunday morning. It was lovely to see the excitement from both Lucan Sarsfields and Naomh Jude's girls. They were delighted to be back playing again. And great to see that they hadn't forgotten their Camogie skills. Our 4 Lucan Sarsfields referees were fantastic with all the girls and gave them great encouragement and advice. Parents and mentors from both sides gave great support and lots of positive encouragement, which led to a lovely atmosphere on the day.


The Under 10 Camogie girls returned to training this week after a summer break which saw us host a visiting team from Belfast Sarsfields, as well as taking part in the half time mini games at both the Dublin Senior Camogie matches against Meath and Cork. The girls then returned to Go Games action on Saturday as we travelled with three teams to take on St. Vincents. There were some fantastic performances from the girls on Saturday throughout the three teams, with lots of lifting & striking, and blocking on display. The girls bravery and team work are really developing and there were some lovely passing moves which was great to see.

Adult Hurling Report

Both Minor teams were in action in the opening round of the Championship and it was mixed fortunes. The Minor A's went down to Kilmacud Crokes but the Minor Bs had a great win over St Peregrines - see match reports below.

Next Sunday is a key day for our three adult teams, all due to be in Championship action. The Junior A's travel to Commercials for a relegation playoff at 11am. The Junior Bs then have a home championship quarter final against Whitehall at 12th Lock at 3pm. The seniors are then scheduled to play Whitehall also in their final championship group game in Parnell Park at 4.15pm. This game may be impacted by the All-Ireland replay so keep an eye on fixture confirmations during the week.

MHC Div 1: Kilmacud Crokes 3-14 Lucan Sarsfields 0-14.

Our Minor A hurlers went down to a very good Crokes side in this opening Championship Group game. The concession of 3 goals in the first half, a couple of which could be considered of the 'soft' variety, proved Lucan's undoing. The first goal came early in the game and Crokes lead 1-3 to 0-3 after 15 minutes. Lucan had a penalty chance in that period but Charlie Keher's shot went over the bar. Lucan had a dominant spell between the 15th and 20th minute and levelled the match at 0-6 to 1-3. However, Crokes got in for two more goals in the period before half time and led 3-6 to 0-9 at the break. Lucan rallied briefly at the start of the second half and reduced the deficit but they could never penetrate a dominant Crokes full-back line to get the goals they needed. Crokes gradually regained control and were comfortable winners in the end. The scoreline probably doesn't do justice to Lucan's efforts as they hurled very well at times, and still have the potential to make an impact on this championship with two group games remaining.

Lucan Team: L Finnerty, F Ward, S Casey, P Kane, C Duffy, B O'Toole, D Kelly, C Behan, C Walsh, M Dunne, D Reid, M Gormley, O Ryan, E Dowling, C Keher. Subs introduced: H Keogh, A Hanley.

MHC Div 4: St Peregrines 0-13 Lucan Sarsfields 2-9.

Lucan Minor Bs got their 2019 championship campaign off to a good start against Peregrines in Blakestown. Playing against a firm breeze in the first half, Oisin Twamley opened the scoring which was added to by Mark Daly. Peregrines were on top for the next phase and aided by five converted frees they moved into an eight points to four lead after 20 minutes with a lively Twamley and Eoin Power adding the Lucan scores. Lucan backs stepped up and applied more pressure on the opposition shooters whose wide-count started to increase. Twamley kept the scoreboard moving for Lucan and added a further two points. With the half almost up, a scrappy ball was finished to the net by Twamley before Peregrines converted a late free to tie the score.

Peregrines got the better of the third quarter and three scores by the hosts were met by one from Twamley. Mark Daly broke a high ball in the box, kept working and eventually finished to the net to put us up by one again. Another Peregrines free kept them in contention but the greater economy of the Lucan forwards came to the fore with another Daly point from wide on the right and a late Liam O'Connor 65 proving enough to take the spoils in a scrappy encounter.

Lucan Team/Scorers: M Coogan; P Farrell, C O'Brien, N Murray; L Power, R Moloney, D Murphy; C Shanahan, C Casely; O Twamley (1-5), L O'Connor (0-1:65), E Power (0-1); M Daly (1-2), D Coogan, J Mooney; S Balfe, A Smith.

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