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Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes
August 20, 2020
Following the announcement on Tuesday of additional measures to combat the spread of Coronavirus, it was again stated that individuals must take responsibility for their own behaviour, and that there is a responsibility on organisations to ensure that events and activities adhere to public health advice and guidelines. Our Gaelic Games associations all issued brief statements while they await clarification from the Government and Health Services.
In the meantime, all of our games are to be held ‘behind closed doors’ - with no spectators allowed.
Team managers/mentors have all been informed of the maximum numbers.
Team training should continue for the moment on the basis of no more than 15 people (including coaches) in a designated area of the field.
While it may seem like a step backwards, it is important to follow all the advice so that we continue to enjoy our games.
All up to date Covid-19 Information for Gaelic Games is available here
In Ladies Football, the Intermediates booked their place in the Shield final against Clann Mhuire, next week, with an 11 point win away to Skerries Harps on Wednesday evening, and the Junior F Ladies had an 8 point home victory over Clontarf and march on to meet Beann Eadair in the Championship Final.
The Senior Football team were unsuccessful in their Championship game against St Judes last Saturday as were the Junior 1’s against Raheny, however the Junior 5 team will progress following a victory over Geraldine P Moran securing second place in the group stages, and a quarter final game against Naomh Mearnóg on August 30th. The Intermediates will square up against Kilmacud Crokes in Silver Park on August 29th in the Intermediate Football Championship quarter final.
Summer Skills Weeks at the club this week
The Week Ahead.
The Dublin Senior A Hurling Championship quarter final between Kilmacud Crokes and Lucan Sarsfields is to be held in Parnell Park this Sunday at 4:30pm. Attendance is restricted in line with current guidelines, however DubsTV will be showing the match, priced at €6.99, full details here
The Junior A and B Hurlers are at home on Sunday morning to St Vincents and Naomh Olaf respectively.
In Camogie, the Intermediates have a date with Naomh Olaf on Thursday 27th while the Junior 3 and Junior 4 Camogie teams, continue their round 3 championship campaigns on Tuesday 25th.
The Ladies Football Intermediate Shield and Junior F Championship finals are pencilled in for Wednesday 26th.
Minor A footballers have an away Championship quarter final against St Oliver Plunketts ER also on Sunday, the Minor B’s are at home to St Brigids in the Championship and the Minor C’s away to Cuala in the cup match, all throw-ins scheduled for 11am.
Ladies football round 3 of the Minor league cups continue on Monday evening.
See the Home Page or the Clubforce App for all fixtures, venues and times.
Lucan Healthy Club
As a Healthy Club we would like to remind you that we are committed to promoting health and wellbeing within our membership and with our community. We try to achieve this through the provision of information and initiatives. To this end, we are conscious at the moment of the toll the Covid crisis has had on our mental health and in particular on the mental health of our young people. Please find below some useful links:
The Mental health awareness for parents course was developed by Jigsaw and is proudly endorsed by ESCI – Education Support Centres Ireland. This 30 minute course will help you identify ways to support youth mental health. It also highlights how we can all be ‘One Good Adult’ for the young people in our lives. Click here
One Good Coach: this is an online 40 minute course aimed at adults who coach or train young people in the GAA. Click Here
Please remember to keep safe and here are some tips from the WHO on how to wear a mask safely.
Lucan Sarsfields Golf Society
Results from Kilcock Outing, Saturday 15th August;
Overall Winner Eddie Shanagher (21) 41pts, 2nd Overall J.P. Auguste (17) 40pts,
Winner Category 1 Stephen Murphy (12) 38pts,
Winner Category 2 Mick Roche (16) 37pts,
Winner Category 3 Brendan Ruddy (34) 37pts.
Congratulations to all the winners, and many thanks to all who played.
Next outing is in Luttrellstown GC on Saturday 12th September, to book a tee time contact Seamus Fagan at 086 8168984.
The 12th Lock Café opening hours 6-9pm Monday to Friday and 9:30am to 1:30pm on Saturday.
Lost and Found: A Fitbit watch has been found on Pitch 1, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange its safe return.
Club Shop opening hours: Thursday, 7:30-8.30pm and Saturdays 10am-1pm.
Lucan Sarsfields Lotto Jackpot €3000: There was no winner of the €2600 Lotto Jackpot sponsored by Henley Fork Lift Group, held on Thursday 20th August, 2020. The numbers drawn were 5, 7, 18 and 26.
Five Lucky Dip winners of €30 each are; Michael O'Grady, Sean McGann, SMEGS, Willie Garbutt, and Liam Kavanagh
Next weeks’ draw is for €3000 and is sponsored by O’Gradys Hearing Care Services and managed by Seamus Clandillon. The draw will be held behind closed doors on Thursday 27th 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.
U15B Ladies Footballers before their game with St Oliver Plunketts ER
This Weeks Fixtures: all this weeks fixtures can be found on the Club Website and on the ClubForce App
For The Record:
Thursday 13th August
U13B Camogie League, Lucan Sarsfields 3-01, Kilmacud Crokes 6-05
U15A Hurling Championship, Kilmacud Crokes 5-18 Lucan Sarsfields 2-14
U15B Hurling, Championship, Faughs 0-02 Lucan Sarsfields 9-05
Friday 14th August
Under 14 Ladies Football League Cup Division 1 Group 1
Kilmacud Crokes A 9-16, Lucan Sarsfields 1-0
Under 14 Ladies Football League Cup Division 6 Group 1
Lucan Sarsfields B 0-6, Ballinteer St Johns B 6-3
Saturday 15th August
Senior 1 Football Championship Group 2
St Judes 2-10, Lucan Sarsfields 0-8
U16 Hurling A Championship Gp.1
Lucan Sarsfields A 3-18, Naomh Barrog A 1-10
U16 Hurling C Championship Gp.2
Naomh Mearnog 11-22, Lucan Sarsfields B 0-5
Under 15 Ladies Football League Cup Division 2 Group 1
Castleknock A 7-10, Lucan Sarsfields 4-11
Under 15 Ladies Football League Cup Division 6 Group 1
Lucan Sarsfields B 1-11, St Oliver Plunketts 3-9
Under 13 Ladies Football League Cup Division 1 Group 1
Lucan Sarsfields 2-5, Ballyboden St Endas A 1-8
Under 13 Ladies Football League Cup Division 6 Group 2
Whitehall Colmcille B 8-9, Lucan Sarsfields B 5-9
Senior 1 Camogie GR1
St Vincents 0-18, Lucan Sarsfields 0-5
Junior 1 All County Football Championship Group 4
Raheny 2-18, Lucan Sarsfields 0-5
Junior 5 All County Football Championship Group 3
Lucan Sarsfields 2-12, Geraldine P. Moran 1-4
Minor A Hurling Championship Group 3
Lucan Sarsfields 1-13, St Vincents 3-14
Minor C Hurling Championship Group 3
Lucan Sarsfields V St Brigids
Minor D Hurling Championship Group 1
Lucan Sarsfields 1-6, St Oliver Plunketts ER 3-9
Under 16 Ladies Football League Cup Division 1 Group 1
Lucan Sarsfields 6-14, Cuala A 1-9
Under 16 Ladies Football League Cup Division 4 Group 1
Crumlin 2-6, Lucan Sarsfields B 4-6
U15 Camogie Division 1 League
Ballinteer St Johns A 5-3, Lucan Sarsfields A 7-13
U15 Camogie Division 4 League
Craobh Chiarain 3-2, Lucan Sarsfields B 4-6
Under 18 Ladies Football League Cup Division 1 Group 1
Lucan Sarsfields, 6-12, Ballyboden St Endas A 2-5
Under 18 Ladies Football League Cup Division 7 South
Lucan Sarsfields C 5-8, Ballinteer St Johns B 4-7
Junior 3 Camogie GR1
Lucan Sarsfields C 1-9, Naomh Brid B 3-3
Junior 4 Camogie GR2
Naomh Peregrine B 2-7, Lucan Sarsfields D 2-7
U15 Football A Championship Gp.3
St Sylvesters A 1-6, Lucan Sarsfields A 2-14
U15 Football C Championship Gp.3
Clontarf B 1-7, Lucan Sarsfields B 1-9
Intermediate Ladies Football Shield Knock Out Stages
Skerries Harps 2-7, Lucan Sarsfields 5-9
Junior F Ladies Football Championship Knock Out Stages
Lucan Sarsfields B 2-14, Clontarf C 2-6
U14 Camogie Division 1 League
Naomh Jude 12-2, Lucan Sarsfields A 2-2
U15 Camogie League Div 1 – Sunday 9th August 2020
Lucan Sarsfields v Na Fianna, AGP0 Lucan
A lovely sunny Sunday afternoon in August saw the 1st competitive game for this Lucan team since early March, the game started with a couple of possessions for both teams but Lucan struck 1st with an early goal after a great passing demonstration from an interception by Caoilfhinn Sheary in the back line right up the pitch ending in a well taken goal from Aoibheann Stokes, Lucan continued their bright start with 2 two further scores before Na Fianna opening their account with a short range free from their mid-fielder Caoileann Ni Corcrain - she would add two more points from frees in the first half.
Lucan continued to battle for every ball with very strong performances in midfield from Lucy Fox and Clara Finn and the back line of Kate Ryan, Moya Breen and Mia Rooney winning more than their fair share of dirty ball. Great support play from Kellie O’Brien and Cathy Cosgrove helped create scores for Sarsfield’s Megan O’Leary, SallyAnne Kavanagh, and Clara Finn but Na Fianna kept their side of the scoreboard ticking over with 2 further scored frees.
Lucan however ended the half on the attack with a driving run from Aoibheann Stokes putting the ball over the bar only to have the score struck off as the ref blew the whistle with the ball in flight.
HT Score: Lucan Sarsfields 2-6 – 0-3 Na Fianna.
The second half started with Lucan turning into the wind driving forward with great work from their half forward line scoring 3 points without reply. Na Fianna never stopped working hard to stifle Lucan but ran into to a committed defence where the Lucan half back line of Erin Jones, Elllie Gaire & Milly Hughes created a platform for multiple scoring opportunities with Riona McKearney making several runs at the goal and high fielding in tight positions to maintain the pressure on the Na Fianna back line.
The Na Fianna full back put in a great performance taking a number of balls out of the sky and clearing well. Sarsfield’s Blathnaid Ni Duibhir supported the midfield with multiple runs off the ball driving ball into the forwards following long accurate pucks out from Aisling Colfer.
While Na Fianna added 3 further points from frees, Lucan pressed their advantage with a goal from Megan and further points from Aoibheann Stokes, Clara Finn, great free taking form Orla Morrisey, a point from a 45 by Lucy and another goal by Aoibheann Stokes ended Lucan’s scoring. Na Fianna as expected never gave up, and Caoileann No Corcrain finished the scoring with a lovely point form play.
A wonderful display of Camogie witnessed by the many parents and friends supporting both teams who have been starved of live sport for so long!!
FT Score: Lucan Sarsfields 4-12 – 0-7 Na Fianna
Friday 14 August
U14 Ladies Football League Cup Division 6, Lucan Sarsfields v Ballinteer St John
A tough day at the office chasing the game from the off when the scored a very early goal. A few more soft goals, before we started to get into it. They were quicker to the ball all day and faster with it. Great battling by Sarah Nolan throughout, our MVP. The juvenile pitch at the club was great and the weather was good, if a bit on the warm side. Opposition admitted they are spoilt with a large squad and have some top notch players that their A team are trying to take. Match was tough but fair.
Full Time: Lucan Sarsfields 0-6 Ballinteer St John 6-3
Monday 17th August
U18 Ladies Football Division 1 League Cup Round 2
Lucan Sarsfields v Ballyboden St Endas
On a very wet Monday evening, the Minor A Ladies Football teams from Lucan Sarsfields and Ballyboden St Endas met at the 12th Lock in Round 2 of the Division 1 League Cup. The match started slowly with each side testing the other out and each being rewarded with a wide. The deadlock was broken by Abby Shiels, for Lucan, in the sixth minute after good ball movement between the midfield pairing of Bella Fay and Ellen Dunphy, through to the forwards. Ballyboden responded with good attacking football, Clodagh McCahey and Ella Brown causing the hosts to be vigilant at the back. After trading a wide each, McCahey equalised for ‘Boden, but it was Sarsfields turn to take the reins. Following another point from Shiels, Lucan turned over the kickout, Roisin Egan and Caitlyn Maguire combining to win a free, which Ellen Lyons, beat the keeper, into the top right corner. Lyons followed up two minutes later with a point from play to leave it at 1-3 to 0-1 at the water break.
In the second quarter, Ballyboden’s McCahey immediately took a point. Again the teams tested each other with the visitors forcing a great save from Emma McGivney. From then, until just before the end of the half it was all Lucan. Points from Lyons, Egan, Shiels, and Alanna Cassels, were capped with a goal from Maguire. Ballyboden recovered somewhat, with a point from play and a goal on the stroke of halftime, to leave them eight points in arrears.
Halftime Score: Lucan Sarsfields 2-8, Ballyboden St Endas 1-3.
The second half started much the same as the first, both teams struggling to keep the ball as the rain continued to pour. Even with the floodlights on, visibility was difficult beyond 80m. Boden pointed twice, and kept up the pressure. Really solid work by the Lucan defensive unit, with good turnover ball won by Aoife Seery, kept out attack after attack. In the 11th minute of the half, Shiels pointed for Lucan. It was Lucan’s turn, again, to win possession from the kickout, and Lyons, losing her marker to find the net twice, followed up by a point from Maguire before the midway water break.
After the restart, it was all Lucan, goals from Phoebe Shannon and Bella Fay, and points from Dunphy, Lyons and Fay, ensured the result, with a late consolation goal for Ballyboden. Abbey Shiels worked hard in the corner forward position, sending in two balls from near the end-line that resulted in goals. Overall, despite the conditions, the Lucan performance was very solid, essentially good teamwork, good shot selection (only four wides), and some selfless play among the forwards, particularly Mia Dunne stretching the defence, to allow successful attacks. That is two out of two for Lucan, and next week, the team travels to Kilbogget Park to face Foxrock / Cabinteely in the final group game.
Full Time: Lucan Sarsfields 6-12, Ballyboden St Endas 2-5
Lucan Team/Scorers: E. McGivney, S. Smith, A.Dunne, A. Clyne, A. Whelan, E. O'Brien, F. Murphy, A. Cassels (0-1), A. Seery, R. Egan (0-1), C. Maguire (1-1), E. Lyons (3-2, 1-1f), B. Fay (1-1), A. Shiels (0-4), M. Dunne, E. Dunphy (0-2), P. Shannon (1-0), E. Larkin, R. Flanagan.
Monday 17th August
U18 Division 7 South League Cup
Lucan Sarsfields 5-8 Ballinteer St John 4-7
First game back for Minor C Ladies Football, and it was against the same BSJ team we played pre-covid in March. On a very wet night the girls were in great spirits and well up for playing matches again. There was nothing between the teams with Lucan leading by 2 points at half time. Lucan held the lead in the 2nd half, increasing it from 2 to 5 points and showed great response each time BSJ came close. Great support on the side-line even though the rain never stopped. Looking forward to our next game now and the rest of the league Cup and championship matches.
Team: Ciara NicCraith, Emma Palmer, Ellen Lynch, Alex Jones, Ciara Fleming, Kate Finan, Caoimhe Dolan, Ciara Dowling, Aoibhin Sharkey, Chloe Beirne, Ellie Wisdom, Rebecca Early, Aoife O'Driscoll, Mia Fulton, Nadia Carton, Ailbhe Sadlier, Katie Walsh.
Wednesday August 19th,
Pitch 1, 19:00, Dublin Ladies Football Junior F Championship Semi Final
Lucan Sarsfields 2-14, Clontarf 2-6
In advance of the arrival of Storm Ellen, the Lucan Sarsfields Junior Ladies were the first team to play ‘behind closed doors’ on Pitch 1 against Clontarf. Just after 7pm the referee got things underway and Chloe O’Connor claimed the ball, delivering it to Roisin Egan who sent it to full forward Aoife McKelvey, and a point for Lucan. Megan Kyne for the visitors responded in kind a minute later. Cora O’Toole then pointed for Lucan and from the kickout, Sharon Lohan forced the Clontarf keeper, Zoe Power, to make a good save. Both determined teams won and lost in the middle off the park with Lucan wasting a couple of chances at points, until O’Connor popped one over after receiving the ball from Ellen Lyons following Emma O’Brien’s solo through the middle of the pitch. Clontarf responded strongly for the next few minutes, before the water break, with points from Katie Doyle and Ciera McKeon to level it at 3 points each.
Quarter 2 began with a kickout from Lucan’s Aoife Murphy to Niamh Stokes, working hard and finding Lyons to take her point. Phoebe Shannon was introduced for Lohan, following an injury, and was immediately in the thick of it, going narrowly wide. Clontarf’s Abby Doyle, at the other end smashed the ball off the posts, great work by Cliona McDonnell and Aoife Seery to clear the ball, allowing Lyons to point again. Shannon pounced on the kickout and took her first score over the bar. Lyons added another from play and the visitors response was to work the ball into the Lucan half, where it was turned over and again O’Brien again roamed upfield, passing to O’Connor who found McKelvey for another point. McKeon reduced the deficit by one three minutes later, and as half time approached, Shannon, Seery and Stokes combined to allow another from Lyons.
Halftime Score: Lucan Sarsfields 0-9, Clontarf 0-4
After the interval, Ellie Wisdom, for Aoife Woods and Laura Finnan, for Cora Commane took to the field, Cora O’Toole moved to the corner forward position vacated by Woods, with Wisdom at half forward and Finnan at right corner back. Lucan pressed hard at the restart, Seery taking the first score and although the wide count was stacking up, Clontarf were disciplined, according to the referee, and never gave away a free in a scorable space. Everything came from play as Wisdom opened her account three and a half minutes in. Seery now operating at midfield, delivered a superb ball to Cora O’Toole, who was tackled, and as the ball rolled away, she pulled on it sending it in for the first goal. More Lucan pressure and a McKelvey was adjudged to be in the small parallelogram, denying another goal. Clontarf responded well, Amy O’Meara sending a high looping ball into the Lucan area, where it bounced over the onrushing Murphy into the goal. There were great footballing battles all over the pitch, Egan v Lorna Fagan, McDonnell v Megan Kyne, McKelvey v Fiona McCabe, Seery dominating between half back and half forward. Towards the end of the quarter, Mari Mahon was brought on for the injured Rachel O’Neill, and Lucan consolidated their lead with another two points from Lyons.
With just six points between them, the final quarter began with more pressure from Lucan, and Clontarf’s Power, who had denied Lyons from netting with a good save a minute earlier, could do nothing to stop Wisdoms shot from going in to the top left corner. Egan and Wisdom added another point each, Clontarf hit the posts again, O’Brien won the ball and made her, by now trademark, unopposed solo to the other end, but sent it wide on the left. In fairness, Clontarf never gave up and came back at Lucan again and again, eventually winning a penalty for a footblock. McKeon stepped up and drove it hard to the bottom left corner, and although Kyne took a final point before the whistle, it was too little, too late. The referee noted Aoife Seery as Player of the Match. Lucan now meet Beann Eadair in the Junior F Championship decider next week.
Final Score: Lucan Sarsfields 2-14 (all from play), Clontarf 2-6
Lucan Team/Scorers: A. Murphy, C. Commane, C. McDonnell, L. Sexton, A. Seery (0-1 and POM), E. O’Brien, N. Stokes, C. O’Connor (0-1), E. Lyons (0-5), R. Egan (0-1), S. Lohan, C. O’Toole (1-1), R. O’Neill, A. McKelvey, A. Woods, P. Shannon (0-1), E. Wisdom (1-2), L. Finnan, M. Mahon