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Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes
August 27, 2020
Senior Hurlers Advance to the County Championship Semi-Final.
Lucan Sarsfields produced the result of the Dublin SHC ‘A’ quarter-finals by beating Kilmacud Crokes by a single point. Although, a point down at-half time, a super save by Cillian Murray early in the second half, gave the team the impetus to push on, opening a five point lead at one time, and despite conceding a goal to Kilmacud in the final quarter, they held on to book a place against Cuala on the weekend of 5th September. Match report below.
The junior A hurlers also progressed to a semi-final when they overcame St Vincents on Sunday morning, as did the Junior B’s when they were two point winners over Naomh Olaf earlier in the day.
In Football, there was a good championship win for the Minor B’s against St Brigids but unfortunately the Minor A’s succumbed to St Oliver Plunkets ER in the championship quarter-final as did the Minor Cs away to Cuala in the cup.
Our Intermediate Ladies Footballers were beaten by three points in the Shield Final against Clann Mhuire on Wednesday evening, and the Juniors fell to Beann Eadair in the Junior F Championship final the same evening. Minor A and B ladies progress to League cup semi-finals in October, Minor C league also pauses until October as the Minor Championship starts on Monday evening
The Senior Camogie team will play on Sunday next (30 August 13:30) in the championship semi-final, away to Naomh Jude, the Intermediates have a round 3 date, at home, on Friday 27th with Naomh Olaf, the Junior 3’s top their group table following the win against Kilmacud Crokes, and the Junior 4’s, currently with 5 points in second place in the group, play at home on Sept 1 against Faughs/Celtic.
In the Dublin Féile na nGael both Lucan Sarsfields teams were paired against Castleknock, and both got off to a good start with a win. The Féile Peil na nÓg for the three U14 football teams commences on Sunday afternoon, and the two Ladies Football teams start their Féile Championship on Saturday evening.
Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club sends its very best wishes to GPO, David Moran and his bride Vicki on their wedding day, Friday, 28th August, 2020
All fixtures are published on the ClubForce App and on the website
Although games are taking place ‘behind closed doors’ at the moment, bear in mind that when games/activities are up and running again, Dogs are not allowed on club premises. When teams are arranging home fixtures, please inform opposition that this will be enforced, and visitors with dogs may be politely asked to leave with their pet.
Important notice for all Juvenile games and training sessions.
In line with current Guidelines, it is permissable for one named parent/guardian to attend training/games. This person is not counted as a spectator, however there are strict rules issued by the GAA Covid Advisory group
- No more than 1 designated individual should attend a training session or game per child/family/group of children.
- The GAA Health Questionnaires MUST be completed by parents/guardians (for their child AND for themselves) in advance of attendance.
- Overall numbers should be kept to a minimum and in line with the space available in the venue/facility.
Parents are NOT permitted to be in attendance at adult games where their child (U18) is participating. However, provision can be made to allow an adult to be in close proximity (e.g. in the car park etc) in case medical or other emergency needs require their presence.
It has also been clarified that a parent/guardian attending an underage game in these circumstances shall not be subject to vetting as they are only the supervisor in a guardianship role for their own child and not any other child on the team.
As we continue our return to play during the Covid19 era, the club has a number of sponsorship opportunities for businesses of all sizes. Sponsorship packs are available for the Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club adult sections, (Minor, Junior and Intermediate Teams for Football, Hurling, Ladies Football and Camogie, and of course, our juvenile section would be delighted to be the recipients of much needed sponsorship. As our economy strives to recover from the impact of the recent restrictions, we can also offer advertisement hoarding slots, (2mx1m), on the wall adjacent to the juvenile pitch at reduced rates for small privately owned local and club members businesses. If interested in supporting Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club by sponsoring any of the Adult Teams or Juvenile Sections, or a hoarding advertisement promoting your business, please send an Email to: LucanSarSponsorship@gmail.com.
Our sincere condonences to the Dolan family on the death of Michael, father of Kevin, father in law of Audrey, grandfather to Caoimhe, (Minor LF), Conor (U14 Hurling and Football) and Shane (U14 Hurling and Football). May He Rest In Peace
Lucan Sarsfields Golf Society's next outing is in fabulous Luttrellstown GC on Sat 12 Sept. Tee is booked from 11.40am to 1.10pm, play in 4-balls. Timesheet is now open. Please contact Seamus Fagan at 086 8168984 to book your preferred tee-time
The 12th Lock Café opening hours 6-9pm Monday to Friday and 9:30am to 1:30pm on Saturday. These times may change in line with Covid-19 guidelines.
Club Shop opening hours: Thursday, 7:30-8.30pm and Saturdays 10am-1pm.
Found: Black Fitbit watch found on Club Pitch– please contact LucanSarsfieldsPro@gmail.com to arrange its safe return
Lucan Sarsfields Lotto Jackpot €3400: There was no winner of the €3000 Lotto Jackpot sponsored by O'Grady Hearing Care services held on 27th August 2020, the numbers drawn were 12, 13, 16, and 23.
The Next draw for €3400 will be held on 3rd September sponsored by Fergal McCarthy Painter and Decorator
The lucky dip winners of €30 each are: Joe & Alice Whyte, Busby, Séan & Sandra, Sinéad O'Neill, and Don Dardis
Important: For the duration of the Covid-19 restrictions, our Lotto draws are held behind closed doors on Thursdays at 9pm, and can be watched Live on our Facebook Page. You can still enter the draw, using the ClubForce App or online by clicking on http://bit.ly/LucanSarsfieldsClubLotto. Please make sure to get your entry in before 6pm on Thursday to be included in that night's draw. These are very challenging times, we appreciate the support of your club by playing lotto online.
For the Record
23 Aug 2020
Junior A Hurling Championship Q/F, Lucan Sarsfields 1-10, St Vincents 0-9
Junior B Hurling Championship Q/F, Lucan Sarsfields 1-15, Naomh Olaf 2-10
Minor A Football Championship Q/F, Oliver Plunketts Eoghan Rua 3-10, Lucan Sarsfields 1-12
Minor B Football Championship , Lucan Sarsfields 3-12, St Brigids 3-6
Minor C Football Cup, Cuala 3-12, Lucan Sarsfields 0-7
Senior Hurling Championship Q/F, Kilmacud Crokes 1-12, Lucan Sarsfields 0-16
24 Aug 2020
Minor A Ladies Football League Cup 1, Foxrock Cabinteely 3-11, Lucan Sarsfields 3-10
Minor B Ladies Football League Cup 5, Lucan Sarsfields 7-17, Trinty Gaels 4-6
Minor C Ladies Football League Cup 7, Round Towers -C 0-3, Lucan Sarsfields 1-18
25 Aug 2020
Junior 3 Camogie Championship R3, Kilmacud Crokes C 1-4, Lucan Sarsfields 4-4
25 Aug, Junior 4 Camogie Championship R3, Lucan Sarsfields 2-14, Erins Isle C 0-1
26 Aug 2020
Inter Ladies Football Shield Final, Clann Mhuire 3-6 , Lucan Sarsfields 2-12
26 Aug, Junior Ladies Football Championship Final, Beann Eadair 4-17, Lucan Sarsfields 3-8
27 Aug 2020
Intermediate Camogie Championship R3, Lucan Sarsfields 1-13 , Naomh Olaf 1-3
20 Aug 2020
U16 Football A Championship Gp.3, Kilmacud Crokes A 2-11, Lucan Sarsfields 0-11
21 Aug 2020
U14 Ladies Football League Div.6, Lucan Sarsfields 8-10, St Marks 2-3
22 Aug 2020
Féile na nGael Division 1A, Castleknock A 2-14, Lucan Sarsfields 4-11
Féile na nGael Division 7A, Lucan Sarsfields 14-4, Castleknock C 2-3
U13 Ladies Football League Div. 1, Foxrock Cabinteeley 0-0, Lucan Sarsfields 5-25
U13 Ladies Football League Div. 6, Lucan Sarsfields 1-4, St Peregrines 5-4
U14 Camogie League Div. 4, Lucan Sarsfields 2-2, Raheny 16-4
U15 Ladies Football League Div. 2,, Ballinteer 2-8, Lucan Sarsfields 1-17
U16 Camogie Div.1 Gr. 2 , Lucan Sarsfields 7-15, Raheny 0-2
23 Aug 2020
U15 Camogie Div. 1 Gr. 1, St Brigids 2-3, Lucan Sarsfields 4-8
U15 Camogie Div. 4 Gr. 4, Peregrines 6-4, Lucan Sarsfields 2-5
U15 Hurling A Championship Group 2, Lucan Sarsfields 3-10, Faughs A 0-13
U16 Ladies Football League Div. 1, Ballyboden St Endas 2-11, Lucan Sarsfields 1-5
U16 Ladies Football League Div. 4, Lucan Sarsfields 2-4, St Judes 3-3
25 Aug 2020
U16 Hurling A Championship Gp.1, Lucan Sarsfields 4-23, Castleknock 0-12
Thanks to all who submitted match reports this week. As the local papers are now back covering sports, next weeks deadline for reports is Monday 10pm. Please send reports and team photos to email@example.com.
Friday 21 August 2020
U14 Ladies Football League Div.6, Lucan Sarsfields 8-10, St Marks 2-3
A fine display against an admittedly weak St. Marks team. Great finishing by Izzy Clyne Farrelly, scoring 5 goals. Points and goals were scored by all lines from full forward to the half backs with some great points from play by Emma Flanagan from the centre forward position. Good movement and interplay throughout. A well taken point from a hand pass the highlight of a very busy 1st half by Alana McMenamy. A good boost for the girls before Feile begins on the 28th.
Sunday 23 August 2020
U9 Camogie Lucan Sarsfields v Naomh Olaf
Our U9 girls played their first camogie match on Sunday morning. We had four teams, playing seven a side, which included some new players. All the girls work hard, showed some lovely skills,and enjoyed the morning. Many of the girls had participated in the club camp the previous week and were more than ready for their first match. We have almost 60 girls now at U9. It is great to see so many young girls enjoying sport and making lots of new friends.
Adult Hurling Report
Last Sunday was a big day for our adult hurlers with three teams competing in championship quarter-finals, and it proved to be a great day with a hat-trick of wins and all three progressing to the semi’s. The Junior B’s set the tone when coming from behind to deny Naomh Olaf in a dramatic finish. The Junior A’s then followed them on to the 12th Lock pitch and prevailed in an equally hard fought contest with St Vincents. Then the drama reached new heights in the afternoon when our Seniors overcame a much fancied Kilmacud Crokes team. See the three match reports below. The semi-finals are scheduled to take place on the weekend of Sunday September 6th. This weekend, our minors take centre stage with the Minor A’s and B’s both in championship quarterfinals, and the Minor C’s competing in the opening round of the Cup. The Minor A’s face a tough trip away to Kilmacud Crokes, while the Minor B’s host Ballyboden, and the Minor C’s travel to Palmerstown to play St Pats, all games at 11am. Best of luck to the three teams.
Sunday 23 August, Dublin Senior Hurling ‘A’ Championship
Kilmacud Crokes 1-12, Lucan Sarsfields 0-16
Lucan Seniors faced Kilmacud Crokes in our last quarter final of the day at 4:30 in Parnell Park. Crokes threatened early on and Lucan's first decisive action was an Alan Murphy hook on a Crokes forward bearing down on goal. An Oisin O'Rourke 65 opened the scoring which was offset by a Peter Kelly score. Although Crokes started moving earlier than us on the scoreboard, Lucan's intent was obvious as the hooks and blocks came in from forwards and backs alike. Crokes got four from play which were split by a Ben Coffey free. This was won by Paul Crummey who was getting the upper hand over Crokes fullback Bill O'Carroll. Further Lucan pressure forced an over-carry from a short puckout and although the resulting free was missed, it again demonstrated the work rate of our forwards. Lucan took over for the next five minutes and three from Coffey (two frees) and Chris Crummey's first moved Lucan into a slender lead at the water break. Lucan did more of the hurling in the second quarter but, apart from a free from Coffey and another from Chris Crummey, didn't get the reward following a few wides and two balls dropped into the Crokes keeper. Crokes got four points to lead 0-9 to 0-8 at halftime.
After the break, Chris Crummey changed up a gear and scored three from play, once again another Corkes short puckout was punished. Six minutes in, Crokes won a penalty which was body-saved bravely by Cillian Murray who dived low to his right. Crokes missed the resulting 65 before Coffey punished another Crokes over-carry. Matt McCaffrey finished off the score of the game. Alan Murphy, doing the simple things well all day, picked up at the back and fed Kevin Fitz who in turn set Matt free to run up the right into space. A perfectly timed one-two with Peter Kelly resulted in Matt stroking over from close range and in space. A late free on 46 minutes was Crokes only score of the quarter. O'Rourke and Coffey converted a free each before Ciaran Dowling sprinted clear but his one-on-one effort was saved and his second effort blocked by a scrambling Crokes defender. Another point each maintained the gap at four before a Crokes free - brought forward to the centre of the goals - was dispatched to the net by Ronan Hayes. Chris Crummey fetched the resulting puckout and held valuable possession for Lucan. Crokes dropped in a late 65 but ran out of time and options and went out on a scoreline of 0-16 to 1-12. Ultimately it was Lucan's higher workrate that saw them home, and an even greater effort will be required against Cuala in the semi-final. Johnny McCaffrey showed his experience throughout and shaded Murphy as our top defender. Smith and Fitzgerald won the midfield battle and the Crummey brothers were our best forwards.
Lucan Team & Scorers: C Murray; A Murphy, J Bellew, P Claffey; M McCaffrey (0-1), J McCaffrey, P Rigney; R Smith, K Fitzgerald; P Kelly (0-1), C Crummey (0-5), C McHugh; CJ Smith, P Crummey, B Coffey (0-9: 0-8f); Subs introduced: C Dowling, D Flannery, R Ward.
JAHC Q’Final: Lucan Sarsfields 1-10 St Vincents 0-9.
Lucan Junior A hurlers played St Vincent’s for the 2nd time in two weeks following being paired against each other again in an open draw quarterfinal structure. Lucan fielded a similar team to that of the previous encounter with Alan O’Neill replacing the injured Dylan Kelly at full forward. St Vincent’s were without Ronan Fallon who was very influential two weeks prior. Playing with a fresh wind in the first half Lucan began the stronger team but it was Vincent’s that registered the first score, a point from play. Lucan registered 7-wides (4f) before a long ball from Barry Aird in the 9th minute dropped into the net. Lucan pushed on and registered 2-points in quick succession from two Anthony McNulty frees. At the first water break Lucan lead 1-2 to 0-2. Following the resumption Kevin O’Reilly scored from a placed ball in the 17th minute. Both sides exchanged points to leave the score at half time Lucan 1-5 St Vincent’s 0-5, Barry Aird scoring a point in the 25th minute and David Kavanagh in the 28th minute.
Lucan, now against the wind, began the stronger and added a further 2 points from frees, both from Kevin O’Reilly to put five points between the sides. Vincent’s cancelled these out with 2-points of their own from play to narrow the gap to 3. Lucan were determined not to surrender this lead easily and increased to work rate for the final quarter. Kevin O’Reilly added 3 points, two from frees in the 23rd and 29th minutes and one from play in the 28th minute. This left the final score Lucan 1-10 St Vincent’s 0-9. Some restructuring to the lineout with the introduction of subs all played a part in the win.
Substitutions; Colm Behan for Alan O’Neill, Anto Lee for Aidan Sheehan, Rob Twomey for Niall Gleeson, Oisin O’Brien for Cathal Ó Maolmhána, and Cary Coleman for Luke Murphy. The strong wind (which was diagonal across the field) was a key influencer in the low scoring by both teams. Lucan have a number of injury concerns for the semi-final Vs Realt Rearg in two-weeks’ time.
Lucan Team/Scorers: : Fintan Clandillon; Tadhg Behan, Tadhg Clandillon, Aidan Sheehan; Eoghan O’Connor, Luke Murphy, Anthony McNulty (0-2f); Barry Aird (1-1), Niall Gleeson; David Kavanagh (c) (0-1), Rob Lambert, Ian Crowley; Cathal Ó Maolmhána, Alan O’Neill, Kevin O'Reilly (0-6: 5f); Subs: Anto Lee, Oisin O’Brien, Gary Coleman, Colm Behan, Tiernan Swords, Rob Twomey, Keith Masterson, Cillian Hogan.
JCHC Q’Final: Lucan Sarsfields 1-15 Naomh Olaf 2-10.
Lucan Junior B's had first billing at home against Nh Olafs in today's QF knock-out games. Olafs got the first score which was cancelled out by a Ciaran Keane free but Lucan were edgy in the opening exchanges. A few wides from play and placed balls added to the tension before Shane O'Donoghue levelled for Lucan again. Olafs came more into the game before the major incident of the opening quarter when a Lucan player was sent off. Alex Hanley then pointed to leave Lucan down 5-4 at the water break. Scores were hard to come by in the second quarter but Olafs were more decisive and goaled on 25 minutes to lead 1-7 to 0-6 at the break following two converted placed balls by Killian Boylan. After the break, Keane came to the fore and scored three from play and also converted a free. Olafs also got four scores in the third quarter and again found the net following a long-range free to go seven ahead. At the second water break, the score was 2-10 to 0-10. Following some harsh words, the Lucan players rallied and Boylan converted from play. Keane was on the mark with two more scores and Evan Lombard also scored. With the lead reduced to two points, Olafs now had a player sent off. Another Keane free narrowed the gap before that man again profited from a short Olafs puckout. Gathering on the 20m line, he eventually flicked to the net to push Lucan into the lead for the first time. Olafs dropped in a few late frees and a 65 but Lucan held firm and secured the win on a scoreline of 1-15 to 2-10
Lucan Team & Scorers: L Finnerty; D Hussey, K Roche, P Kane; J Mullins, P Fagan, I Fitzgerald; S O'Donoghue (0-1), A Finnerty; A Hanley (0-1), E Lombard (0-1), C Keane (1-8: 0-4f); K Boylan (0-3: 0-1f, 0-1 65), D Reid, A Carroll (0-1); Subs: C Rigney, C O'Conghaile, A Glover, J Kavanagh, J O'Connor, S Farrell.
Monday 24th August, 2020
Ladies Football Minor A League Cup G1 R3, Foxrock Cabinteely v Lucan Sarsfields
Kilbogget Park was the venue for this third and final group tie in the Minor A League Cup Group 1 match. Lucan were quickest off the mark with a point from play from Phoebe Shannon and a goal a minute later scored by Mia Dunne. Foxrock Cabinteely soon got into their stride, with some excellent running football and racked up 1-6 from play and two pointed free, before Lucan scored again with a point from Dunne. Following the short water break, Caitlin Maguire, Ellen Lyons and Abbey Shiels all added points from play. Foxcab responded with two pointed frees, only for Dunne to level the match for the second time with her second goal, and Maguire put the visitors ahead with another goal just before the interval.
Half Time Foxrock Cabinteely 1-8, Lucan Sarsfields 3-5
In the third minute of the second half, the hosts equalised with their second goal and went ahead again with another two minutes later. Lucan again began to get back into the match with another two pointed frees from Lyons, as FoxCab tried to pull away with another point from play. After the second water break, Maguire brought Lucan to within a point with another score, but two more over the crossbar for hosts put Lucan 3 behind. For the last five minutes, it was all pressure from the Sarsfields team, a point each from Maguire and Shiels brought it back to the narrowest difference, but the Lucan Girls, believing they needed a goal to win, didn’t take the many pointing chances on offer, as FoxCab packed their back line to deny all attempts to net. Although on the wrong side of the 3-11 to 3-10 final score-line, Lucan progress to the League semi-final in October.
Full time: Foxrock Cabinteely 3-11, Lucan Sarsfields 3-10
Lucan Team/scorers: E. Larkin, A. Dunne, E. Smith, R. Flannagan, A. Whelan, E O’Brien, F. Murphy, B. Fay, A. Seery, R. Egan, C. Maguire (1-3), E. Lyons (0-3 2f), A. Shiels (0-2), M. Dunne (2-1), A. Cassells, S. Smith, E. McGivney, P. Shannon (0-1)
Ladies Football Junior F Championship Final, Wednesday 26th August, Howth.
A perfect evening for football in Howth, the Dublin Ladies Gaelic Football Association Junior F Championship final got under way as the sun was setting. For the Howth Ladies, it was the first time they had reached a Final, and in the opening ten minutes, Beann Eadair they set out their stall by moving the ball well, from back to forward and had 1-4 on the board from play before Lucan registered their first score, a free taken by Ellen Lyons. Sharon Lohan added one more from play followed by another free from Lyons. But the Howth girls responded with more open, attacking football to leave it 1-8 to 0-3 at the water break.
From the restart kickout, Beann Eadair turned over the ball and attacked again, going wide and then another point from play. Lucan pressed hard but the well marshalled defence prevented opportunities from being converted to scores. Aoife Seery was having a great battle with Almha Fitzpatrick along the left wing. There were missed frees at both ends, Cora O’Toole and Phoebe Shannon were introduced for Sharon Lohan and Rachel O’Neill, and the game ebbed and flowed in the middle of the park before Lyons and Shannon both pointed from play towards the end of the half, with the score at 1-9 to 0-5 in favour of the Howth team.
For the second half, Lucan’s Aimee Clyne and Mia Dunne entered the fray for Lorna Sexton and Aoife Woods. The few positional switches for the Sars started making the difference as Dunne took a goal off the underside of the crossbar following a point at the other end. The game was being played at a terrific pace, and almost immediately at the other end, Fitzpatrick passed to her midfielder who netted. Another free each from Lyons at one end and Fitzpatrick at the other, maintained the scoring distance. The water break came early after a Lucan wide, eight minutes into the half as the referee had to replace one of his watches with the score at 2-11 to 1-6
The kickout after the wide was won by Lucan and delivered to Aoife McKelvey who didn’t hesitate and fired into the back of the net. Katie Hegarty, who had moved to the half back line earlier on, was immense in her efforts at clearing the ball downfield, and, equally the Beann Eadair backs applied the same effort to prevent Lucan scores. McKelvey was replace by Mari Mahon who was unfortunate not to net. Perhaps the only controversial decision was a 45 given to the home team when the neutral umpire clearly signalled a wide ball, resulting in another goal, but at this point in the match, it made no difference. As the darkness fell outside of the pitch, Lucan persevered under the excellent lights until the final whistle, Chloe O’Connor cancelling out one of the goals with one of her own, but Beann Eadair were more effective at taking their chances, taking their last two points from play.
At no time did the Lucan Sarsfields Juniors head drop, they played with grit and determination, but were beaten by the better side on the night in a very entertaining game. Congratulations to Beann Eadair, a team to watch out for in 2021 and Player of the Match, Keeva Kenehan.
Final Score: Beann Eadair 4-16(28), Lucan Sarsfields 3-8(17)
P.S. All at Lucan Sarsfields would like to wish Katie Hegarty all the very best on her forthcoming travels to France.
Thanks to Emma Meyler for the photographs.
Lucan Team/Scorers: Aoife Murphy, Lauren Finnan, Cliona McDonnell, Lorna Sexton, Aoife Seery, Emma O’Brien, Niamh Stokes, Chloe O’Connor (1-0), Ellen Lyons (0-6, 3f), Roisin Egan, Sharon Lohan (0-1), Rachel O’Neill, Katie Hegarty, Aoife McKelvey (1-0), Aoife Woods, Phoebe Shannon (0-1), Cora O’Toole, Mari Mahon, Mia Dunne (1-0), Aimee Clyne
Beann Eadair Team/Scorers
Emily Noone, Grace Quiligan, Jane McGurrin, Hannah Armstrong, Laura Kellett, Mary Haines, Jacqueline McCarrick, Sabdh O’Neill, Emer Haines (1-00), Almha Fitzpatrick (2-05), Naoise Tobin (0-04), Hannah Stapleton (0-01), Keeva Kenehan (0-03), Ellen Quinn (1-03), Hannah Maher, Ali Carton (0-02), Eva Mullen, Nikki Santander, Kate Hanratty, Alannah Maher