lucan sarsfields gaa club
Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes
December 18, 2019
Minor Camogie Named Team of Month for December 2019
Following their unbeaten run in the championship campaign, and after their win in the county final, the Minor A Camogie team were named Echo Team of the Month for December. The joint captains Aoife Mahon and Laura Quinn were in attendance to receive their award in the Green Isle Hotel last Thursday.
Condolences to the Stagg Family, the Herlihy family and the Gallagher family on their recent bereavements
Huge thanks to Stephen ‘Shaugho’ O’Shaughnessy, who, after 19 years of senior football with the club, has confirmed his retirement. Stephen holds 3 Leinster titles from his time with the Dublin team, is a great motivator in the dressing room, leaves everything on the pitch in a game and a great role model for younger players. He will still be very much involved in the development of Gaelic games as Dublin GPO with Co Board and also helping out with teams in Lucan Sarsfields.
Christmas Draw. The Draw will take place during the Christmas party night to be held at the club on Saturday December 21. Music will be by Justin Mason and food will be served. No admission charge and all welcome! This is a vital fundraiser for the club to ensure we can keep supporting our 140+ teams’ activities. Please return all sold tickets to the clubhouse as soon as possible, and, if you need additional tickets, they are also available from the clubhouse bar, open every weekday evening from 7:30pm.
Lucan Healthy Club Appeal for Inner City Helping Homeless. From Monday 2nd December to Saturday 14th, Club Members donated over 100 shoeboxes and 10 Large bags of clothing. The Healthy Club thanks everyone for their donation and special thanks to Conor McGrath (Junior A Football) and his colleagues at DHL Forwarding for their terrific response.
Adult Hurling would like to thank all the Adult hurling managers, mentors and backroom teams for the efforts and commitments during 2019. Well done to Junior B and U21 management on their respective championship successes. Thanks also to our Adult hurling PRO Paul Stapleton and members of the Adult hurling committee; Declan O Leary, PJ Finnerty, Kevin Roche and Cro Dooley. Congratulations and well done to our county players, Chris Crummy at senior, Ciaran Dowling U20, Colm Walsh, Charlie Keher and Evian Dowling at minor. A big thank you to the Adult Games committee; Chair ,Greg ONeill and Secretary, Alice Whyte for their help with fixtures and pitch allocation during the year.
Joe Whyte (Outgoing Adult Hurling Director)
At the end of another successful and enjoyable year, I want to thank everyone who has supported the camogie section in 2019, to all of the players and parents, for their attendance and commitment, to all the mentors and volunteers, for all their hard work in continuing to develop the skills and team spirit of our players, to everyone who has helped out in any way with set up for matches, umpire roles, jersey washing, and all of the other background tasks which sometimes go unnoticed, thanks also to all those who have provided sponsorship and who have carried out fundraising for the teams, thanks to the executive committee and to the adult and juvenile games committees for their continued support. A special word of thanks to Colette Drum as she steps down from the referee co-ordinator role.
Wishing you all a happy Christmas and best wishes for 20x20.
The Ladies Football Section wishes everyone a very Happy Christmas and New Year. Many thanks for your hard work to mentors and helpers for the ladies and girls in all teams from Academy to Senior; keeping them active and enjoying their football. Many thanks for attending our regular meetings and sharing your learning's and experience to other mentors coming up along the line. The numbers involved show the commitment and planning everyone puts in. We would like to thank those who do that little bit extra on the LF Committee: Mick Wisdom (LF Secretary) , Paddy Lyons (LF PRO), William Eakins (GO-GAME Ref Coordinator), Triona Leonard (Academy), Stiofan O’Conghaile (Juv Director), Billy Egan (Adult Director). Like everything all the effort is part of the bigger picture of the club and community and with the clubs support from executive, games meetings both adult and juvenile, pitch coordination and maintenance, fundraising, supporting all the different activities that puts the girls onto the playing field representing Lucan for both club and county.
Many thanks to all our jersey sponsors for all the different age groups and finally to all the parents, grandparents and guardians for their continued support during the year.
Nollaig Shona agus Bliain Nua Mhaith
Stiofan O’Conghaile / Billy Egan
Club Lotto: There was no winner of the €17,800 Lotto on 12 December. The numbers drawn were 8, 13, 14 and 16. The Lotto Jackpot to be held on December 19 will be €18,200, and will be run by Seamus Clandillon and sponsored by Diamond and Gem Jewellers. Lucky Dip winners (€30) Willie, Patrick, Michael Moylan, Smiley and Jim O’Brien. Play Online: Click Here or Tickets can be purchased at the Club, or in Kenny’s Vesey Arms.
The Christmas Craft Fair took place on Saturday, 14th December, and despite the hard work put in by all the volunteers, poor weather, and especially strong winds, prevented the fair from having the success it deserved. The Lucan District Credit Union Academy Boys and Girls enjoyed the entertainment in the club house before checking out the Fire Engine and The Saoirse Foundation – BUMBLEance
Coiste na Réiteoirí Átha Cliath is organising a Foundation Course for those who wish to become adult-level GAA Referees in Dublin.
The Course (which is free) will be held in January 2020, over 3 nights in Parnell Park,
Donnycarney, Dublin 5. The three nights are:
- Thursday 16th January
- Thursday 23rd January
- Monday 27th January
The course will commence at 7.30pm each night. Those interested in the Course can contact Aidan Shiells on 087 2442764 or Finbar Gaffney on 087 2427690.
GAA Club Newsletter – the latest instalment is now available online https://www.gaa.ie/news-archive/news/read-the-latest-club-newsletter-november-2019/
GAA for All (SARS Stars) has finished for the year. We'll be back in 2020!
Bingo Wednesdays 8:30pm, Open to all, not just members!! Wednesday 18 December is the last one of the year, we’re back again on January 8, 2020
Zumba Classes is on Tuesdays 8PM until 17 December, back on 7 January, 2020
The Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club 25 Card Drive will take place on Friday 20 December, then break for Christmas and will return on Friday 10th January 2020.
Cúpla Focal Club will be back on January 13, 2020, Nollaig Shona
The Twelfth Lock Café our Club Community Café is Closed until January 11th, 2020, 9.30am to 1.30pm.
Club Shop is OPEN, on Thursdays 7:30-8.30pm and Saturdays 10:30am-1:30pm. It will take a break from closing time on Saturday 21 December until 11 January 2020
The Lucan Credit Union Academy will return on 9 January, 9.30am for girls, 10am for boys.