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Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes
August 06, 2020
Well done to Sean and Daragh who represented the club last Sunday in the Jim Boggan u15 skills competition in O'Toole Park, and many Congratulations to Crumlin GAA on their birthday and huge thanks for organising a great event.
Following the defeat of Plunketts last Thursday evening, our senior hurlers have booked their ‘last eight’ place in the Dublin Senior Hurling A Championship and now face St Vincents in Parnell Park on Saturday afternoon (14:45) to decide who tops the group in the final fixture. Please note, entry to Parnell Park is by ticket only and attendance is restricted to 200 in total, in line with HSE guidelines. Match Report below.
The Junior A Hurlers, currently second in their championship group with a win and a draw, are in action at home on Sunday morning, also against St Vincents; the Junior B’s should consolidate winning their group, also at home, when they meet St Josephs OCB; and, on Sunday afternoon the Junior C Hurlers currently second in the group with two wins, are at home to St Judes.
The senior footballers did not fare out so well, away to Na Fianna yesterday (5 August) and have it all to do, away against St Judes, who have two wins out of two, on August 15th.
Meanwhile at home on the same night, the Intermediates won against St Vincents and will be hoping that Na Fianna do the same in the last game. The Juniors also lost out in Portmarnock on Monday evening
In Ladies Football, the Intermediates travelled to the Naul and lost to Clann Mhuire by three points, but the Juniors, hosting Na Gael Oga, had their second win and travel to Ballinteer next week, where a draw will be good enough to secure top spot in the group.
Our two junior camogie teams both had wins in their respective challenge cup games, and the Seniors begin their Championship campaign on Sunday Morning, at home to Kilmacud Crokes.
For The Record:
Thursday 30th July
Junior G Hurling Championship Group 2: Lucan Sarsfields 1-17, Stars Of Erin 1-10
Tuesday 4th August
Junior 1 Football Championship: Naomh Mearnog 2-12, Lucan Sarsfields 1-3
Junior 3 Camogie Cup: Commercials 0-1, Lucan Sarsfields 3-15
Junior 4 Camogie Cup – Lucan Sarsfields 4-10, Beann Eadair 0-6
U16 Hurling A Championship: St Judes 0-7, Lucan Sarsfields 2-23
U16 Hurling C Championship: Lucan Sarsfields 1-7, Ballyboden 1-10
Wednesday 5th August, 19:30
Senior 1 Football Championship: Na Fianna 1-23, Lucan Sarsfields 1-12
Intermediate Football Championship: Lucan Sarsfields 3-13, St Vincents 0-20
Ladies Football Intermediate Championship: Clann Mhuire 2-18, Lucan Sarsfields 2-15
Ladies Football Junior F Championship: Lucan Sarsfields 3-19, Na Gaeil Oga 0-8
Minor A Hurling Championship: Lucan Sarsfields 1-17, Cuala 1-17
Minor C Hurling Championship: Lucan Sarsfields 1-13, St Vincents 3-13
Minor D Hurling Championship – Lucan Sarsfields 3-9, Good Counsel / Liffey Gaels 2-10
Thursday 6th August,
Junior 5 Football Championship, Lucan Sarsfields 4-7, Castleknock 4-4
The death has occurred of Frank Ennis, father of Pauline, father in law of Stephen McCormack (Minor Hurling Mentor), grandfather of Cian. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam
Golf Society: Lucan Sarsfields Golf Society is back in action for two outings in 2020; Kilcock on Sat 15th Aug and Luttrellstown on Sat 12 Sept. Kilcock tee is booked from 12.00pm to 1.30pm, fee €30, play in 4-balls. Timesheet is now open. Please contact Seamus Fagan at 086 8168984 to book your preferred tee-time
A pair of Childs Spectacles (Kylie Minogue brand) have been handed in to the 12th Lock Café, and are awaiting collection by the owner!
Also in the café, a Feile 2017 top with the initials CB has been left behind after the Minor A game on Wednesday evening.
The latest edition of the GAA Newsletter is available here:
The Summer 2020 edition of Peil Magazine is available here:
The 12th Lock Café opening hours 6-9pm Monday to Friday and 9:30am to 1:30pm on Saturday.
Club Shop opening hours: Thursday, 7:30-8.30pm and Saturdays 10am-1pm.
Lucan Sarsfields Lotto Jackpot €2200: There was no winner of the €1800 Lotto Jackpot sponsored by Dual Printing, held on Thursday 6th August, 2020. The numbers drawn were 5, 13, 16 and 18.
The five Lucky Dip winners of €30 each are, Antonia, Lorraine Byrne, Deirdre Shanagher, PJ Finnerty and Don Dardis
Next weeks’ draw is for €2200 and is sponsored by Newcastle Golf Center and managed by Edel Mooney,
The draw will be held behind closed doors on Thursday 13th August, and can be watched Live on our Facebook Page. You can enter the draw by clicking HERE.
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. You can still enter the draw by clicking on http://bit.ly/LucanSarsfieldsClubLotto. 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.
This weeks fixtures (all times subject to change)
Friday 7th August
19:30 Home U14A Ladies Football, League Home St Judes
19:30 Away U14B Ladies Football, League Home Round Towers Clondalkin B
12:00 Home U14A Camogie, League v Ballyboden
13:30 Home 15A Ladies Football, League v Synge Street
13:30 Away U15B Ladies Football, League v Na Fianna B
14:45 Parnell Park – Senior A Hurling, Championship v St Vincents
15:00 Away U16 Camogie, League v Naomh Brid
16:00 Away U13A Ladies Football, League v Kilmacud Crokes A
16:00 Home 13B Ladies Football, League v Fingal Ravens
10:00 Home Senior Camogie, Championship v Kilmacud
10:00 Home U13A Camogie, League v N Olaf
10:00 Home U13B Camogie, League v Kilmacud
11:00 Home Junior B Hurling, Championship v St Josephs OCB
11:00 Away Minor A Football, Championship v St Vincents
11:00 Away Minor C Football, Championship v St Vincents
11:30 Home U15A Camogie, League v Na Fianna
11:30 Home U15B Camogie, League v Kilmacud
11:45 Home Junior A Hurling, Championship v St Vincents
12:30 Home Minor B Football, Championship v Kilmacud Crokes
15:00 Home Junior C Hurling, Championship v St Judes
16:30 Away U16A Ladies Football, League v Clanna Gael/Fontenoy
16:30 Home U16B Ladies Football, League v Templeogue Synge St
19:00 Home U16A Football, Championship v Fingallians
19:00 Away U16B Football, Championship v Templeogue Synge St
19:30 Away Minor A Ladies Football v Kilmacud Crokes
19:30 Away Minor B Ladies Football v Naomh Olaf
19:00 Home Junior 4 Camogie, Championship v Na Fianna
19:00 Away Junior 3 Camogie, Championship v Na Gaeil Oga
19:30 Away Intermediate Ladies Football, Championship v St Maurs
19:30 Away Junior Ladies Football, Championship v Ballinteer St Johns
Thurs 13 Aug
19:30 Away U14A Ladies Football, League v Kilmacud Crokes
19:30 Home U14B Ladies Football, League v Ballinteer St John
Junior Football Championship, Lucan Sarsfields 0-8 v 0-13 Templeogue Synge Street, 26 July 2020
Finally the season begins for the Junior Footballers, on a sunny(ish) morning at the Lock. Playing a Templeogue side 2 divisions above, looked like a tough gig, and the odds on another championship final were long.....but hope springs eternal. At least it does amongst this team!
Templeogue settled quickly, and 0-3 inside 5 mins, probably had the bookies stretching those long odds, but Lucan finally got their hands on the ball and began to ask some questions. C Torsney, won and then converted a free, and then followed that up with a wicked score from out on the sideline. Lucan were holding the ball for long periods and frustrating their visitors, but TSS still managed 2 scores, & by the 20th min led by 0-3, despite losing their centre forward to a black card for cutting down Seamus Keher. TSS were apparently playing cute football. It looked pretty dirty from where I was sitting high in the stands. The TSS full forward and Anto Norton exchanged business cards, in a way that was not in the social distancing playbook. The ref saw fit to get involved and share his business card. A yellow for both parties! Lucan added a Marc Sharkey point, and as the half closed, Lucan may have been thinking that trailing by 3 points with a 2nd half wind wasn't that bad a place to be.
But then a bit of wind never won a match. S Keher had a decent attempt at trying on his corner forward's jersey, and spent 10mins chatting to myself on the line. Lucan were living dangerously. Twice TSS failed to convert excellent goal chances, and it was plain to see it wasn't their day for goals, when Fergus Gordon, who had already had an excellent game, made a remarkable save, somehow getting a hand to an effort that he had no right to be anywhere near! Would it be harsh to quibble that he deflected it over for a point, rather than out for a 45? P Sloan added a finely worked point, and there was 4 points in it entering the final quarter.
Lucan unfortunately were unable to drive on. Yes they had an awful lot of ball. They had the chances, but TSS just managed to do enough to keep them at arms length, and when TSS broke out they made it count. 0-4 on much lower possession won the game. 3 of those points were placed balls they engineered. 0-3 from Barry & Cian, & Brian Collopy at the end just wasn't enough.
Lucan had lost Paul Casey, stretchered ashore, early in the 2nd half, and that was a loss they could ill afford. This was a much changed JAF team, from recent years, and it was good to see young legs on the field, and on the bench. There were a lot of lads looking for a jersey. Never easy to look after 12 lads on the bench, but great to see them all there after the year that's in it!
The long lost Ollie Collins had a solid day marshalling the defence, ably assisted by the Cian's, on either side. Gaire & Nolan. Conor McGrath performed his defensive duties, but was also repeatedly available to carry ball forward. Up front, Lucan often controlled the game for long periods, as they held ball, and looked to work openings. The half forward line Barry Torsney, Paul Sloan & Andy Kirwan were central to this, but it didn't work often enough. At least not today, but saw enough to hope it will the next day.
All of us have fingers crossed that Paul's horizontal exit, will shortly be followed by a vertical return to the pitch.
Team/Scorers: F Gordon, S Keher, A Norton, C McGrath, C Gaire, O Collins, C Nolan, P Casey, O Tully, B Torsney (0-1), P Sloan (0-1), A Kirwan, C Torsney (0-4), M Sharkey (0-1), J Doyle.
Subs: B Collopy (0-1), E Torsney, M Daly, E Farrelly, C Hickey, A Mitchell, N Moran, M Delmar, N Murray, G Linehan, G Mortimer, C Shortt
Our four adult hurling teams were all in action mid-week in round 2 of the Championships and we secured a clean sweep with 4 wins. On Tuesday 28th July, , the Junior As and Junior Bs had comprehensive wins over Parnells and Faughs respectively. On Wednesday 30th, the Seniors edged out Oliver Plunketts by 2 points in a very tight contest, and then on Thursday 31st, the Junior Cs secured their first Championship win with a good success over Stars or Erin. See match reports below.
SHC: St. Oliver Plunketts Eoghan Ruadh 1-16 Lucan Sarsfields 2-15.
Plunketts served notice from the start that they were not going to give anything easy to the visitors at Martin Savage Park. A goal after 10 minutes had the hosts ahead 1-2 to 0-1, and then two further Plunketts points had Lucan already chasing the game. Lucan did respond and Ronan Smith burst through and finished to the net to narrow the gap in the 15th minute. Just five minutes later Peter Kelly got Lucans second goal and the lead for the first time, 2-2 to 1-4. By half time, Lucan had a two point lead 2-6 to 1-7 but they knew they were very much still in a battle.
The game continued to be very tight and tense through the second half. Lucan were beginning to edge possession but some inaccuracy from frees and the failure to convert some good goal chances meant they never pulled away and with 10 minutes to go, they led by the minimum of margins 2-11 to 1-13. Plunketts then had a little purple patch and edged ahead with just 4 minutes to go. Lucan held their nerve to level and then an injury time free from Chris Crummey regained the lead and Ben Coffey added the final score shortly after.
This was far from a vintage performance from Lucan but they pulled it out of the fire when the pressure was on in the final minutes. With a little more composure upfront they could have had a few more goals which would have put a very different complexion on the scoreboard. The win secures Lucans place in the quarterfinals as they progress from the group along with St Vincent’s who they meet in the final group game on Saturday 8th August.
Lucan team/scorers: C Murray, P Claffey, P Rigney, A Murphy, S McClelland, J McCaffrey, J Bellew, M McCaffrey, R Smith (1-0), P Kelly (1-0), C Crummey (0-9, 0-6f), B Coffey (0-3), D Flannery (0-1), P Crummey, C Dowling (0-2). Subs introduced; R Ward, M Dunne.
JAHC: Parnells 1-12 Lucan Sarsfields 1-23.
Lucans second team put up a very good performance to comfortably defeat the hosts Parnells in this second round championship group game. A first half goal from Dylan Kelly and a series of points from Kevin O’Reilly helped Lucan to a half time lead of 1-12 to 0-7. The second half continued in the same vein with Lucan well on top and it was over as a contest long before the final whistle. The Lucan defence was on top throughout with Gavin Millea outstanding before having to come off with a nasty hand injury. Niall Gleason made a big impression when introduced while Luke Murphy was very solid at centre back. Eoghan O’Connor was very good at midfield and Colm Keenan was impressive in the forward line where David Kavangh and the prolific scoring O’Reilly also showed well.
Lucan team/scorers: F Clandillon, T Beahan, T Clandillon, A Sheehan, G Millea, L Murphy, A McNulty, E O’Connor (0-1), I Crowley, D Kavanagh (0-1), R Lambert (0-3), C Keenan (0-2), C O’Maolmhana (0-2), D Kelly (1-1), K O’Reilly (0-13, 0-8f). Subs introduced; N Gleason, T Swords, A Lee, A O’Neill.
JCHC: Lucan Sarsfields 1-17 Stars of Erin 1-10.
The classic blend of youth and experience proved successful for Lucan Junior Cs as they comprehensively defeated Stars of Erin to capture their first championship points. The early exchanges were evenly contested and it was an opportunist goal from Paddy Kennedy mid way through the first half was really the difference as Lucan led 1-8 to 0-7 at the break. Lucan took complete control after the break and it was not until the final 10 minutes that Stars of Erin got the scoreboard moving again and managed to put a more respectable look on it. By then, Lucan were out of sight and had the points secured.
Eoghan Gately led his team very effectively from the goals behind an experienced full back line in which Alan Flanagan and Sean Stapleton showed well. The veterans Brian Fagan and Paddy Kennedy backboned the forward line and brought the younger players around them into the game really well. However it was minor player Jack McCarthy at midfield that was the star for Lucan on the night, making some great runs and scoring freely from both play and placed balls. This was a significant step forward for this new team and it is developing into a competitive unit with a strength in depth that bodes well for the future.
Lucan team/scorers: E Gately, S Stapleton, A Flanagan, M O’Malley, N Murray, R Moloney, C Mannion, J McCarthy (0-12, 0-7f), E Higgins, S Keegan, B Fagan, C Casley (0-2), C Byrne (0-1), P Kennedy (1-0), C O’Neill (0-1). Subs introduced; C O’Brien (0-1), D Coogan, M Daly, P Farrell, T Heffernan.
All County Intermediate Football Championship, Wed August 5th, 2020. Lucan Sarsfields 3 – 13, St Vincents 0 - 20
Lucan Sarsfields went into this second round championship match following a heavy loss to the Na Fianna division 2 team in the first round which positioned this as a must win game. The team started slowly and were 4 points down after 7 minutes. The first real Lucan attach resulted in a Conor Gallagher pointed free. This was quickly followed up by a well taken point by Colum Rogers. Further points from Vincents left the score at 0 – 7 to 0 – 2 at the water break. Immediately after the break came the best move of the half when Colm Behan and Cian Buckley began a move from within the Lucan half and after several interchanges, finished with Cian rattling the back of the net. This score put Lucan right back in the match. The teams exchanged further points with Lucan scores coming from Shane Quinn and Colm Behan. Just before the interval, Vincents were awarded a penalty after Conor O’Flynn was adjudged to have brought down the full forward. The resulting penalty was driven wide to leave the half time score at 0 – 11 to 1 – 4.
The second half started better for Lucan with the first score coming from Andy Hope. The teams again traded points with Colum Rogers and Shane Quinn (2) delivering the Lucan scores. By the water break, the 4 point deficit remained as it was at half time with the score at 0 – 15 to 1 – 8. At this stage, Lucan had introduced Declan McCormack and Brian O’Sullivan as substitutes and Brian made an immediate impact scoring 1 – 1 in as many minutes. The goal was brilliantly taken driving the ball across the goalie in to the right-hand corner. Lucan had control of the game at this stage and further points from Fionn Maher and Andy Hope gave Lucan a 2 point lead with 7 minutes remaining. At this stage, Vincents came back strongly scoring 5 points in quick succession only interrupted by a Shane Quinn kicked free. This left Vincents with a 2 point advantage entering the closing minutes of the game but Lucan were determined to get a result. A drive forward by Dan Gallagher resulted in another Lucan free which was pointed by his brother Conor. Lucan came again from the kickout and following a prolonged attach, the ball finally came to Cian Buckley coming in from the right wing and he calmly dispatched to the net to restore a 2 point advantage for Lucan. Lucan held on for the final seconds of the match to achieve a well deserved victory.
Team: Conor O’Flynn, Philip Kane, Alan McCormack, Brendan Shaughnessy, Colum Rogers, Dan Gallagher, Luke Murphy, Colm Behan, Fionn Maher, Jason Kenny, Shane Quinn, Cian Buckley, Brian Treacy, Conor Gallagher & Andy Hope. Subs used: Declan McCormack for Luke Murphy, Brian O’Sullivan for Brian Treacy, Ian Crowley for Colum Rogers, Conor Callaghan for Jason Kenny.
Ladies Football Junior F Championship, Lucan Sarsfields 3-19, Na Gaeil Oga 0-8, AGP2, Wed 5th August
The game got off to a cracking start, as first the visitors and then Lucan pointed inside the first minute. Aoife Woods smashed the ball into the Na Gaeil Oga net, followed up by points from Erris Smith, a second from Sharon Lohan, and a free from Ellen Lyons that had the Lucan Ladies 1-4 to 0-2 up at the drinks break. The second quarter was a tit-for-tat affair on the score board, another 5 over the bar for Lucan and 4 for the visitors, leaving the half time score 1-9 to 6 points, but the score-line only tells half the tale, as the wide count revealed the dominance of the Lucan forward line with nine wides and only 3 to the opposition.
Although the visitors pointed immediately from the throw in, the second half was all Lucan, both up front and at the back. Aoife Murphy kept a clean sheet in goals, ably assisted by the back three, Aimee Clyne, Mari Mahon and Lorna Sexton, who put in solid performances to allow the half back line, Niamh Stokes, Erris Smith and Aoife Seery to be able to forage forward at will. Introducing subs was a seamless process, Phoebe Shannon grabbed a brace of goals, to open and close the half, Ellie Wisdom pointed twice, the second after a solo run to the 13m line, and also winning a free 35m out near the right touchline for Lyons to pop over, her sixth free; as well as the two from play. Chloe O’Connor was excellent in winning ball in the air and also driving forward, her reward – three points from play. Na Gaeil Oga, couldn’t break past midfield for long periods, when they did they were dangerous in front of the Lucan goal, but could not convert; they had no wides in the second half and their second and last point came 3 minutes before the final whistle. Full Time Score; Lucan Sarsfields 3-19, Na Gaeil Oga 0-8
Lucan Team/ Scorers: A. Murphy, M. Mahon, A. Clyne, L. Sexton, N. Stokes, E. Smith (0-1), A. Seery, C. O’Connor (0-3), E. Lyons (0-8, 0-6f), C. O’Toole, S. Lohan (0-4), S. Brogan, M. Comane, A. Woods (1-0), R. O’Neill (0-1). Subs: P. Shannon (2-0), E. Wisdom (0-2), L. Finnan, A. White, K. Devine.