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Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes

June 12, 2020

Thank you to our volunteers from Lucan Healthy Club Committee.
As we enter Phase 2 of the roadmap for re-opening, we would like to say thank you to all those volunteering with Lucan Sarsfields and the Club Together initiative with Supervalu. Whether you did multiple trips to Supervalu or just one or even just a phone call, your time and effort was much appreciated. Our volunteers helped over 50 elderly and vulnerable members of our community many times over the past 3 months. Many of these people have contacted Supervalu and the Healthy Club Committee to express their sincere thanks. We were delighted to have been asked to be involved with such a worthwhile initiative and our club members stepped up readily to volunteer. We have volunteers from all sections of the club, mothers, fathers, professionals, college students, executive members, players from hurling, camogie, football and ladies football.

In the past week, the requests for help have been few as those cocooning have been able to leave their homes more. However, we will still offer help to those who may still prefer not to go to the shops. As we know many of our volunteers are also returning to work, could you please contact us to let us know if you are still available to volunteer during the next phase of the roadmap, if needed.

We hope you and your families are well and thank you again for volunteering with Lucan Sarsfields and our efforts to help look after the vulnerable in our local community.

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. (More details on the online edition of club notes.)

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.

If you would like to get involved please contact

Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Ireland have a developed a Family Toolkit, which covers three main areas:

Keep Communicating

Work Together

Strengthen Resilience

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Our sympathies to the Brennan family on the death of Peter, Father of Tommy (Junior A football), May he Rest in Peace

The 'Friends of Dublin Hurling' Team of the last 60 years (1960-2020) has been named following their email competition with no one selecting the same exact team that the poll eventually dictated. Lucan Sarsfields’ Chris Crummey made the ‘starting’ 15 with 2013 All-Star recipient Peter Kelly narrowly missing out on a place.

Following on from the publication of the “Guidelines for Safe Return to Gaelic Games” document late last week, a ‘Covid-19 Club Education Programme’ will be launched in the coming days. The programme will centre on an eLearning module, which is currently being finalised, and will be accompanied by a host of optional resources such as live webinars and specifically designed educational resources on

Guidelines and information for all of the key stakeholders such a Club Officers, Covid Supervisors, players, team personnel and parent/guardians will be included across the programme. Key return to play protocols such as the ‘Health Questionnaire’, which will be available in an online/digital format, will be outlined in more detail.

Club GPO, David Moran and Paul O’Brien, GPO  from Ballyfermot De La Salle, have put together an online workshop on self-reflection for coaches. It will take place on Tuesday 16th at 8pm. The workshop is free and open to coaches from all codes. It is expected that it will last approx. 30 mins. Click Here to sign up  the link tp tjhe workshop will be sent out on the day.

Some more maintenance and upkeep work has been taking place at the Club, big thanks to Paul Kyne, Antony Doody, John Condon, PJ Finnerty, Liam Mulhall, Kevin O'Toole, and ,Tom Flannery for their time and energy!

Lucan Sarsfields Lotto Jackpot €20,000: There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot sponsored by Clandillon Motors, held on Thursday 11th June, 2020. The numbers drawn were 3, 5, 9 and 19. The Lucky Dip winners (€30) this week: Seamus Clandillon, Pat Glover, Declan Lee, Edel Moone and Pio Leary. Next Draw: Thursday, June 18, 2020, Sponsor: Lucan Village Pharmacy, Huge Thanks to Team Flannery - Mary, Tommy, and Donal, who have been looking after the draw for the last 11 weeks

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 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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