lucan sarsfields gaa club

Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes

November 25, 2019

Due to the wet weather at the weekend, O’Toole Park was waterlogged, resulting in the postponement until Tuesday evening, of the U21A Hurling Championship final against Na Fianna. The U21B Hurlers won their quarter final against Good Council, but lost the semi-final against Naomh Mearnòg. The Minor A and B Camogie semi-finals also fell victim to the weather, no dates available yet. U15 Footballers however won their last game to finish third in the Division 1 league.

Our deepest sympathies to the Connelly family on the recent loss of Pauline's mother, and Laura's grandmother, Shiela Carthy. RIP.

Following the Club’s AGM on Thursday  last, the incoming Executive for 2020. 

Chairperson Michael Bowler
Vice ChairpersonColm Farrell
Josephine Mahon0868293535
Assistant Secretary
Paul Kyne0879482453
Paddy Lyons
Jim Mulqueen

RegistrarJohn Cosgrove
Assistant Treasurer
Ronan Foley

Children's Officer
Niamh O'Brien
Oifigeach Gaeilge
Michelle Ní Bhuachalla
Players Representitive Lorna Sexton
Floor Members
Diarmuid Kennedy

Michaela Casey

Mary Flannery

Adult Hurling

Joe Whyte has announced he is stepping down from the role of Director of Hurling after 4 years in the role. All in adult Hurling would like to thank Joe for his great service and commitment to the development of Hurling in the club. There is now a vacancy to be filled and anyone interested should contact Chairman Mike Bowler.

U21 Hurling ‘C’ Championship Semi-final: 

Naomh Mearnòg 2-15 Lucan Sarsfields 0-8.

This game was played in heavy underfoot conditions in Portmarnock but that didn’t prevent the home side putting in a very good display to advance to the final. Lucan started reasonably well but a few early wides allowed Mearnòg build up an early lead which they never relinquished. An early goal had Mearnòg 1-3 to 0-1 ahead after 10 minutes. A second goal shortly before half time effectively settled the issue as Mearnòg led 2-6 to 0-3 at halftime. All of Lucan’s first half scores were pointed frees by Ciaran Keane. Lucan battled gamely in the second half but couldn’t threaten the hosts significant lead and they were comprehensive winners in the end. Ciaran Keane added three more frees and a superb point from a line ball in the second half, and Lucan’s only score from play in the match came from Evan Lombard. Ben O’Toole at centre back was the stand out performer on what was a very young Lucan team, most of whom will feature again next year.

Lucan Sarsfields Juvenile Football Report

Many of the Lucan juvenile football teams are now finished competitive action for the year but there are still some of the CCC2 juvenile teams who had their final football games this weekend

Date                 24th November 2019

Venue              Sancta Maria, Ballyboden

Opposition        Ballyboden St Endas

Competition     U15 A Division 1

Final Score        Lucan Sarsfields 0-14     Ballyboden St Endas 2-07

This was Lucan’s U-15 footballers last league match of a long season and it felt like it, that was until a harsh penalty was awarded to Ballyboden early in the second half. Despite leading for most of the first half, Lucan found themselves down by 1 at half time.  Slow to get going in the second half until that penalty was awarded against Lucan.  What a response.  Six points on the spin without reply and Ballyboden were struggling.  The pressure told with numerous yellow cards and two reds to Ballyboden as Lucan piled on the pressure and as the old maxim states “one point at a time”.  Lucan rounded off the game winning by the solitary score but it was a deserved victory for a panel of 20 lads that have given their heart and soul this season. 

Many thanks to parents for their time and assistance throughout the year.  Whilst it was always going to be difficult to match last year, it wasn’t for a lack of trying and each and every player on the panel did themselves justice over the long season.  A break well earned and onto 2020.

Well done to all the teams competing during the week.

2012 boys blitz report

After visiting Castleknock and St. Sylvesters in the last few weeks, the 2012 boys hosted their first blitz against Round Towers Clondalkin on Saturday morning, where a number of boys represented Lucan Sarsfields for the first time.

50 boys across 6 teams played 2 games of hurling and 2 games of Gaelic Football where they displayed great teamwork, bravery and the lots of the skills that they have practiced in the academy over the past 3 years.Their first squad photo; the first of many!

Lucan Healthy Club are organising a “Moustaches and Music for Movember” so please Save the Date – 30th November , we are of course looking for more volunteers for this worthy cause, funds raised will go to the Marie Keating Foundation. Come on Lads let’s get involved.

Also the 30th November the Lucan Healthy Club presents – COMPLETE MADNESS! Scan the code to purchase Tickets. 


The Christmas Craft Fair takes place on Saturday 14th December in conjunction with our Academy Christmas Party. Stallholders to contact Jackie Foley 086 6776122 or

Tá athrú dáta ann do Scór na nÓg Áth Cliath.  Beidh Scór na nÓg Átha Cliath ar tarlú anois ar an Domhnach 1 Nollag (01/12/2019)   idir 3-5 i gclub theach CLG Fingallians.  Má tá eolas breise uait is féidir teagmháil a dhéanamh le  Cóilín Ó Cearbhaill nó ar 086 8599 067 le tuilleadh eolais a fháil.  Físeán do Jack Mc Caffrey ag labairt in Gaeilge ag ócáid bhronnta na PwC All-Stars le feiceál anseo. Áth Cliath Abú! Déan nasc linn ar facebook ag

Australian Visitors: we want to extend a huge ‘Cead Mile Failte’ to the forty boys and their travelling party, coming from Australia, on Saturday next 30 November. They will be playing two challenge games against our U16 Boys at 3:30 and 5pm, before staying with their host families for the night.


The Christmas Draw tickets will shortly be distribututed to each household as last year, and We are asking ALL HOUSEHOLDS to sell just one book (10 tickets) for this to be a HUGE success. It is a vital fundraiser for the club to ensure we can keep supporting our 140+ teams’ activities. WE DO ASK MENTORS to remind parents and members, players and supporters to return sold tickets ASAP.

SAFEGUARDING COURSE (Mandatory for ALL coaches) take place on Wednesday 27th of November  7pm-9.30pm

Lotto There was no winner of the lotto on the 21st November, Numbers were 6, 8, 13 and 23. Next weeks’ jackpot is €17,000, 
Lucky Dips (€30): Joe Groark, Fiona O'Neill, Don Dardis, Dave Keenan and Gerard Burtenshaw
Play Online: scan the code, click here or Tickets can be purchased at the Club, or in Kenny’s Vesey Arms.

GAA for All (SARS Stars) is every Tuesday 5.15-6pm in Scoil Mhuire. This provides training for children with disabilities age 5-12. Newcomers always welcome.

Wednesdays 8:30pm.

Zumba Classes is on Tuesdays 8PM

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

The Twelfth Lock Café our Club Community Café is open Mon – Fri 6:30-9pm. Sat & Sun 9.30am to 1.30pm and now stocks Farrell hurls.

Club Shop is OPEN Thursdays 7-8.30pm and Saturdays 10am-12.

The Lucan Credit Union Academy is on Saturday mornings 9.30am for girls, 10am for the boys.

The Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club 25 Card Drive has resumed and is on every Friday until May 2020 in the Clubhouse Bar.  Time: 8.00pm Sharp  1st Prize: €50, 2nd Prize if 3 or more tables   

Entry: €5 per person Records will be kept of the number of games won by all players (in the 12 games played at each table) over the season. Entry fees that exceed the prize money each night will be accumulated as prizes for the top players over the full season. Everyone is welcome - from beginners to those who played years ago and would like to resume playing so please spread the word! Club membership is NOT a requirement. Call Bill Ryan for further information at 086-8500376.

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