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Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes

May 28, 2020

The biggest ever coaching survey conducted in Irish sport will see the GAA, LGFA and Camogie Association join forces to help shape the future development of Gaelic games. Over the next three weeks coaches at every level of football, hurling and camogie are being encouraged and urged to make their voices heard via the online survey. GAA President, John Horan, believes the Gaelic Games Coaching Survey 2020 can be a hugely positive initiative for the Association.  


GAA Director General, Tom Ryan gave an update on the GAA’s Roadmap to return, watch the interview here

The Ladies Gaelic Football Association will team up with Lidl Ireland and Jigsaw to roll out five days of activity focusing on Positive Youth Mental Health from Monday 1st to Friday 5th June. As everyone will be aware, many of our members across the country were due to begin their Leaving Certificate or Junior Certificate, GCSE or A Level, exams that week and they, with many other of our young players, are having to deal with added stress and pressure during these current times. Sport plays a crucial outlet for young people’s positive mental health and adds to the ‘Be Active’ message utilized by Jigsaw as part of their 5-a-day for positive mental health. The LGFA in partnership with Lidl and Jigsaw will outline each of these 5 key messages throughout our Be Positive Week and we ask all our members to get involved and support our young members across the country and to assist our young members to help themselves also. 

So what will happen during the week from 1st-5th June?

·         We will have a video from one of the Lidl One Good Club ambassadors to upload every day dealing with one of the Jigsaw 5 a day for positive mental health themes

·         These videos will contain details of what the message means and sample activities a youth could complete to assist with their mental health

·         The ambassadors will call on youths to upload their messages using the #SeriousSupport to show what they are doing on that day to match the theme

·         They will call on other players and coaches across the country to share what they are doing to support positive mental health with their young players

·         Jigsaw are also running a Team Challenge that week for any clubs or counties that want to get involved like the current ones that are happening with proceeds going to Jigsaw but that is optional for any club. Full details are HERE. 

See for more details.

The Dublin LGFA referees are holding a charity Fun run on Saturday May 30th in aid of St Francis Hospice. Angela Gallagher, Tom Casserly and William Eakins, referees from Lucan Sarsfields are taking part, support this worthy cause here

Help your club win with the Irish Life Healthy Club Steps Challenge - Throughout the Covid-19 emergency, GAA clubs across the 32 counties have been helping their members and communities stay healthy and connected within the restrictions of public health advice. To help reward this contribution and to celebrate the importance of staying active, the GAA’s Community & Health Department has teamed up with Irish Life, CSR partners to the Healthy Club Project, to launch a special ‘Steps Challenge’ set to run during the month of June. To Join the challenge follow the instructions below: (If you have any problems just email for help)

1. Download the MyLife app from the App store or Google Play store

2. Tap on the social tab on the MyLife app

3. Select challenges

4. Select the challenge for your province

5. Tap on join & select your club

The Dermot Earley Youth Leadership Initiative (DEYLI) takes its name from one of Ireland’s most inspirational leaders and one of Gaelic games most iconic proponents, Dermot Earley (1948- 2010). The initiative, a tribute to Dermot’s lifetime of sporting and professional achievements and his commitment to community service, is brought to life through a partnership between GAA, Foróige, and NUI Galway. The programme empowers young people to enhance their leadership capabilities to better enable them to reach their full potential and have a positive impact on the world around them. The DEYLI is now looking for interested clubs/individuals across the island of Ireland to get involved with the programme.

About the Initiative

DEYLI has seen over 600 young GAA members (aged 15-18) complete the yearlong programme, gaining from NUIG a FETAC level 6 third level qualification in Youth Leadership and Community Action for their efforts. This unique programme evokes and honours the values Dermot Earley epitomised and is designed to foster them in a new generation of young Irish leaders. The programme comprises of three modules, two of which are facilitated, and one is undertaken by the young people independently (click HERE for further information).

Facilitators will receive full training and ongoing support. A minimum of two facilitators would take on to run the programme with a group of approx. 15 young people in within their club. The programme comprises of three modules, two of which are facilitated, and one is undertaken by the young people independently. Each of the facilitated modules comprise of 15 one-hour sessions. How the programme is delivered is up to the facilitators. It can be run weekly or can be done in a block of a few sessions at a time.

To get involved or for more information go to and / or contact

Our sympathies to the Behan family on the death of Catherine Condon, mother of Noelle Behan, mother-in-law of Mark and granny of Jack(U16 F&H) and Ciaran. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam

The 25 Card Drive returned on Fri 18th October 2019 for the 13th season. The season was due to run from 18th October 2019 to 15th May 2020, a total of 28 weeks. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the season was suspended on 6th March. Over the 19 weeks that were played, we had 30 players with an average of 20 players per night. A decision was taken when the coronavirus restrictions were introduced that in the event that the 25 Card Drive did not resume before 15th May, the standing scores for the season at the date of suspension would be the final scores for the season and the prizes awarded accordingly. As this turned out to be the case, the winners are in 1st place - John O'Mahony with 50 games and in 2nd place - Tony Rigney with 43 games. Congratulations to both players and hopefully we will celebrate this when the new season starts. Thank you to all the card players for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you all again in the Autumn. In the meantime, stay safe.

Lucan Sarsfields Lotto Jackpot €20,000

There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot sponsored by Newcastle Golf Center, held on Thursday 28th May, 2020, The numbers drawn were 7, 22, 25 and 26. There are 10 Lucky Dip winners (€30) this week because of the Bank Holiday weekend: Aindrea Kelly, Frank Fleming, Laura Clarke, Aidan Glover, Marie Fitzgerald, Mary Whelan, Aaron McCormack, Eoghan O’Shea, George Dobbs and Rob Ward, all of whom will be contacted shortly so that they know how to claim their prize. 

Next Draw: Thursday, June 4, 2020, Sponsor: John Ryan, Accountant, Managed by Team Flannery - Mary, Tommy and Donal.  

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: 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.

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