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Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes
April 16, 2020
We hope everyone continues to stay at home, safe, and, following the HSE guidelines. As the restrictions have been extended until at least May 5th, it is important to keep following the advice. As we are staying at home, Club notes will have more links to websites.
Lucan Healthy Club are doing fantastic work with our main club partner Supervalu, to provide the Lucan Community Delivery Service. All details are on the Healthy Club section of the website, http://www.lucansarsfields.ie/content_page/10035503/
The GAA have indicated that it is highly unlikely that the senior intercounty championships will commence before July, when club games will also be accommodated. A special remote congress is to be held on Friday 17th April to propose decision making to allow competition structure changes.
Thanks to the fine weather, some fertiliser, and the sprinkler system, the pitches at the club are looking great. We are permitted to carry put some maintenance works such as grasscutting, divot repairs, seeding, aerating, etc., whilst adhering to the government guidelines. Many thanks to the volunteers involved.
GAA Activity Packs for kids are available here: https://www.gaa.ie/my-gaa/getting-involved/kids-activities. The latest GAA Club newsletter can be read online or downloaded here https://www.gaa.ie/news-archive/news/read-the-latest-club-newsletter-march-2020/
Our youngest children were asked to take part in a colouring competition during February and March as part of the Seachtain Na Gaelige celebrations, and while St Patricks day did not happen as normal, the entries have been scrutinised and a shortlist in each category drawn up. All of the finalists win a prize, and all will be contacted by email to arrange.Please visit http://www.lucansarsfields.ie/content_page/10062549/ and vote for the one you think deserves first place in each category.
Very well done to Colette Condon, who organised a collection of Easter Eggs for the frontline nurses in St James’s Hospital. Any donations were to be left on her garden wall. Club members, neighbours and friends rallied round. Colette said she “would like to thank all those that donated an egg for my collection for Eggs for nurses in James's hospital, the response from all was brilliant, much more than I imagined. I gave the eggs to Aisling Breen from Hillcrest who distributed them amongst the staff in ICU, one of whom is Rachel Leonard from the club. I would especially like to thank Darragh Feighery and Centre Parcs, who texted me late on Friday night to say that he had a "couple", this couple turned out to be nearer to 250! They found welcome homes in Griffeen Lodge Nursing home, Lucan Garda Station, Beaumont ICU, Temple Street and the majority going to the Mater hospital. The nurses in James's really liked the cards they got, especially the ones from the children. this was a simple idea that I copied from a post on Facebook, it worked because of the generosity of my friends, neighbours and members, it's the little things that mean so much. Stay Safe, Stay In”
Our condolences to the McCarthy family on the recent death of Frank, father of John McCarthy (u11 and u8 boys mentor) and grandfather of Jack, 2009 boys and Noah, 2012 boys. May he rest in peace.
Condolences also to the Donnelly family on the recent death of Olive Grey, mother of Lynda Donnelly mother-in-law of Joe Donnelly, and grandmother to David (Jnr B Football). May she rest in peace.
Some things to do while we stay at home to flatten the curve: A new Crossword puzzle from the Cupla Focal Group has been posted on the website, http://www.lucansarsfields.ie/content_page/341969/, suitable for all.
The second Online Quiz was held on Easter Monday evening, was keenly contested and thanks to all for taking part. If you missed it on the day, and would still like to have a go at the quiz, please go to http://www.lucansarsfields.ie/content_page/10062442/ the answers will appear as you complete each round.
Also on the Club website, there have been some updated articles in relation to the history of the club, including newspaper clippings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries as well as the Club Yearbook from 2000. We hope to have another batch uploaded by the end of this week.
Last week, we asked whether you had any Club related items stored at home, in particular have you Féile Programmes from the ‘80s onwards with team photos and line ups? Have you team photos from teams that played in the 1950 -2000 years? Use a scanner or a mobile phone to take a picture and send them in to firstname.lastname@example.org, don’t forget to say which team and the year, and if you have a players list too, that would be great.
Did you know that 50 years ago, Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club became homeless, in that, the club were evicted from and lost the use of the pitch at Ballydowd (belonging to Mrs Langan) because of the County Board’s failure to pay the rent! Also in 1970, because of dwindling numbers, hurling at the club was nearly abandoned, and some minor hurlers and footballers went to play for St Patricks, Palmerstown as we were unable to field teams for those leagues. It is a credit to all involved at the club then to see how much the club has grown since!
It is a good time for all mentors that have underage players on their teams to ensure they have completed the short surveys requested by the Games committees. A reminder also that e-vetting is due if you have not been vetted since January 2016. See the mentors area of the website for more details.
Lucan Sarsfields Lotto Jackpot €20,000
IMPORTANT: For the duration of the current restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak the lotto draw will take place on Thursday nights @ 9pm behind closed doors and will be live streamed on Facebook.
You can still enter the draw by clicking on the following link: http://bit.ly/LucanSarsfieldsClubLotto or on the local lotto link on the Lucan Sarsfields website. Make sure to get your entry in before 6pm on Thursday to be included in that night's draw. These are very challenging times, so please continue to support your Club by playing lotto online.
There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot held on Thursday 9 April, 2020, The numbers drawn were 6, 11, 20 and 27. Lucky Dip winners (€30): Aine Byrne, Colin Walsh, Caroline Casey, Ellen Downes and Deirdre McCormick: Next Draw: Thursday 16th April 2020, Sponsor: Clandillon Motors, Managed by Mary Flannery.
There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot held on Thursday 16 April, 2020, The numbers drawn were 11, 12, 16 and 22. Lucky Dip winners (€30): Kevin Roche, Margaret Doyle, Sean Walsh, Patricia Dowling and SMEGS:
Next Draw: Thursday 23th April 2020, Sponsor: Coláiste Laichtín, Inis Oírr, Managed by Mary Flannery.