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Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes

September 03, 2020

Sunday 6th September will be a busy day for Lucan Sarsfields Hurling, the Seniors face Cuala at Parnell Park at 2pm in the county Semi-Final, The match can be watched live on DubsTV for a small fee:

The Junior A and Junior B Hurlers also have semi-finals against Realt Dearg and Faughs, while the Junior C’s continue their group stage championship campaign against Ballyboden.

Last week it was two out of three for the Minor hurling teams, A’s defeated by Kilmacud, B’s lost by a point to BBSE, and C’s won by 3 points over St Patricks.

In football, the Intermediates fell in the all-county championship quarterfinal to Kilmacud Crokes, and the Seniors lost to Clontarf in the cup. The three minor teams continue Championship and Cup group stages this weekend.

Our Ladies Football Intermediates were beaten by Clann Mhuire in the Shield final, and the Juniors by Beann Eadair in the F Championship Final Both now prepare for the continuation of the league. Minor A and B were unsuccessful their first round Championship games on Monday, while the C’s await to start.

Camogie Intermediates were beaten by Ballyboden on Thursday evening; on Tuesday, the Junior 3 team lost at home to Finians, and the Junior 4s won against Faughcs/Celtic, while the Seniors were beaten by St Judes on Sunday.

At Juvenile Level, the Ladies Football Feile commenced on Friday 28th, and the Boys,Féile Peil na nÓg began on Saturday. There was plenty of other action across all the other age groups, full details on the website.

The August edition of the GAA Club Newsletter is now available:

Dublin GAA have posted that CCC1 games involving U8 to U11 teams will not now commence their fixtures until Saturday 19th September in line with Government Covid-19 guidelines.

The Camogie Association have confirmed that the intercounty championships are set to commence on the weekend of 17/18 October, with the All-Ireland finals taking place in Croke Park on December 12th.  Trial rules and some modified ones remain in place, please see for more information.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Each week the Clubs lotto draw is sponsored by a local business.   The weekly sponsors name is highlighted on all communications and publications associated with the lotto, including the lotto tickets, results sheets, club notes, club website, social media, and local media.

The sponsorship rates are as follows: 1 week-€50, 2 weeks-€90, 4 weeks-€150, 6 weeks-€200.

If you have, or are involved in, a local business and would like to build an association with Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club through sponsoring the Lotto, we would be delighted to hear from you.  Please contact Seamus Clandillon at 087 2189960.

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.

Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Lotto Jackpot €3800

There was no winner of the €3400 Lotto Jackpot sponsored by Fergal McCarthy Painter and Decorator held on 3rd September 2020, the numbers drawn were 5, 7, 14, and 27.

The next draw will be for €3800 is sponsored by John Ryan, Accountant, and will be streamed ‘Live’ on our Facebook Page on Thursday 10th September.

The lucky dip winners of €30 each are: John McGivney, Fergal Gavin, Michael O’Grady, Grainne Hannon and Brendan Freeman.

You can enter the draw by clicking before 6pm on Thursday.

Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes is moving back to Tuesdays from next week to coincide with the return of the local newspapers!! If you have Match reports and articles for inclusion, please email them to before 9pm on Monday Evening

For The Record

Adult Competitions

29 August 2020

Senior Football Cup, Clontarf 2-16, Lucan Sarsfields 2-13

30 August 2020

Minor A Hurling Championship Q/F, Kilmacud Crokes 2-20, Lucan Sarsfields 3-14

Minor B Hurling Championship Q/F, Lucan Sarsfields 1-14, Ballyboden St Endas 1-13

Minor C Hurling Cup, St Patricks P 3-5, Lucan Sarsfields 1-14

Senior Camogie Championship S/F, Naomh Jude 3-12, Lucan Sarsfields 0-12

Junior B Football Championship Q/F, Naomh Mearnog 3-12, Lucan Sarsfields 1-8

31 August 2020

Minor A Ladies Football Championship, Ballyboden St Endas 4-15, Lucan Sarsfields 1-14

Minor B Ladies Football Championship, Garristown 5-17, Lucan Sarsfields 2-9

1 September 2020

Camogie Junior 3 Group 1, Lucan Sarsfields C 1-4, St Finians 4-13

Camogie Junior 4 Group 2, Lucan Sarsfields D 2-3, Faughs/Celtic 1-6


2 September, 2020

Ladies Football, Adult League Cub, Division 7, Lucan Sarsfields 3-14, Thomas Davis 0-3

3 September, 2020

Intermediate 2 Camogie Championship, Ballyboden 1-16, Lucan Sarsfields 0-3

Juvenile Competitions

28 August 2020

U14 Ladies Football Feile Div.1, , Clontarf 2-12, Lucan Sarsfields 1-5

U14 Ladies Football Feile Div.6, , Lucan Sarsfields 1-3, Ballinteer St Johns 3-8

U13 Ladies Football League Div.6, Cup, Lucan Sarsfields 3-15, Fingal Ravens 5-12

29 August 2020

U13 Grading Football League Div.1, League, Lucan Sarsfields 7-8, St Sylvesters A 7-10

U13 Grading Football League Div.7, League, Raheny B 0-1, Lucan Sarsfields 18-10

U13 Grading Football League Div.13, League, St Brigids C 5-12, Lucan Sarsfields 1-8

Féile Peil na nÓg Division 2A,  Beann Eadair A 4-12, Lucan Sarsfields 3-4

Féile Peil na nÓg Division 6A, Lucan Sarsfields 3-7, Round Towers (L) A 1-9

Féile Peil na nÓg Division 9B, Lucan Sarsfields 2-2, Fingallians B 4-11

U16 Football A Championship Gp.3, Thomas Ashe  0-11, Lucan Sarsfields 0-14

U16 Football D Championship Gp.1, Fingallians B 1-8, Lucan Sarsfields 5-11

U14 Camogie League Div.1, Championship, Clontarf 1-1, Lucan Sarsfields 1-5

U15 Ladies Football Championship Div. 2,  Lucan Sarsfields 2-10, St Maurs 4-14

U13 Ladies Football League Div.1, Cup, Kilmacud Crokes A 4-3, Lucan Sarsfields 2-7

30 August 2020

U15 Football A Championship Gp.3, Lucan Sarsfields 3-15, Cuala A 2-9

U15 Football C Championship Gp.3, Lucan Sarsfields 7-16, St James Gaels/An Caislean  0-5

U15 Football E Championship Gp.2, Raheny B 5-8, Lucan Sarsfields 1-13

U15 Camogie League Div. 1, Championship, Lucan Sarsfields 1-7, Ballyboden St Endas 1-5

U15 Camogie League Div. 4, Championship, Lucan Sarsfields 6-4, CBC 4-5

U13 Camogie League Div. 1, Championship, Lucan Sarsfields 2-5, Erins Isle 0-3

U13 Camogie League Div. 3, Championship, Crumlin 9-2, Lucan Sarsfields 3-3

U16 Ladies Football Championship Div. 1, St Brigids 4-5, Lucan Sarsfields 3-6

U16 Ladies Football Championship Div. 4,  Lucan Sarsfields 9-10, Na Fianna B 4-7

2 September 2020

U15 Ladies Football Championship Div 6, St Oliver Plunketts 11-6, Lucan Sarsfields 1-4

Match Reports

Thanks to the contributors, please note that the new deadline is 9pm on Monday evenings.

28 August 2020, U14 Ladies Football Feile Div.6, , Lucan Sarsfields 1-3, Ballinteer St Johns 3-8

A fast physical game against a good BSJ team. With just the bare 15 against 22, all our girls had to and did put in a full shift, running themselves ragged right to the end. They really had nothing left in the tank at the end, so whilst we came out the wrong side of the score board, everyone was happy because they gave their all. Great players of the day included Emer "the Wall" Ryan, (nothing got past her), Niamh "Cheetah" Smith (she'll chase you down) and Amy "Bonner" Connolly with a great day in goals, but everyone put in their all, it seems harsh to pick out any in particular.

Lucan Team: A. Connolly, A. DeLacey, A. Khan, A. McMenamy, C. O’Connor, E. Cooper, E. Doyle, E. Flanagan, E. Langhave, E. O’Neill, E. Ryan, F. Keller, I. Clyne Farrelly, K. Fitzgibbon, S. Nolan, N. Smith,


29 August 2020, U13 Grading Football League Div.7, League, Raheny B 0-1, Lucan Sarsfields 18-10

With a scoreline like above there isn’t much to write about suffice to say it was a good win. Lucan started without some of their regulars in the forward line Olan & Cian out thru injury, Joshua Killian & ALsenie unavailable and Patrick Cosgrove drafted into first team duties caused a bit of concern before throw in. Lucan started well and from the throw in worked the ball towards Raheny goal with a shot from D Lester tailing wide. From the kickout Lucan kept the ball in the Raheny half with J Keogh hitting the back of the net after 4 mins.

At the first water-break Lucan had a 13 point lead with Raheny not registering a score. With Lucan doubling their advantage at halftime to 31 point we asked the lads to refocus and start again from zero. The play had started to get messy before half time with everyone trying to get on the scoresheet. There was as many balls kicked wide and dropped short as scores which was the main reason for the refocus.

In truth the game was well over as a contest probably after the firs ten minutes and any effort of refocus short-lived. For the last quarter we swapped most of the forward into defence and let the defenders get in on some of the action. Cian Waterhouse landed himself in the full back position and did surprising well with Conor Long getting his first goal who would normally only venture past halfway during the break to change sides.

I wont mention all the scores as it is easier to mention the one who didn’t which is Mark Byrne our stand-in goalie for the day. I would like to thank Mark who stood in for us after playing a match earlier. The result leaves Lucan top of the group on points difference sharing points with St Maurs & Ballymun Kickhams.


Sunday 30th August , U9 Ladies Football, Lucan Sarsfield V Na Fianna

On a lovely bright and warm Sunday morning forty U9 girls, made four teams and played 3 football matches. The girls are improving each week and are becoming great team players, always encouraging and praising each other. A big thank you to the Lucan Sarsfields referees, for some it was their first match to act as referee and we were delighted with their positive approach. We look forward to seeing these referees again.

U14B Hurling and Football Match Reports

On Saturday 22nd our U14B hurlers started their Féile journey against close neighbours Castleknock in the 12th lock. The rain threatened to ruin the occasion but thankfully, by throw in, the sky was clear and away they went. The boys started strong and were rewarded on the five minute mark when Ben O'Keeffe took his chance and buried a 25 yard free to the roof of the net. This spurred the boys on and they led at half time by 4-0 to 1-1.

The second half was only seconds old when Lucan found the net again and during the following 15 minutes to the water break Lucan dominated the game and scored freely, the highlight being a flowing team move started by the rock solid Cillian Lawlor at full back down through the lines until Rob O'Connell found the roof of the net with an unstoppable shot. Adam Salmon and Shane Dolan were unbreakable in midfield, with James Scott delivering quality ball to the forwards from centre back.

We are looking forward to our next outing on 5th September in St Annes park against Clontarf.

Jumping forward a week to 29th August it was the turn of our B footballers to take on Round Towers Lusk in what promised to be an exciting game. Again the boys were sharp from the start and an early goal from Rory Egan set the ball rolling and they stormed into a 1-3 to 0-0 lead. Unfortunately the water break came at the wrong time just as the boys were really starting to dominate. Following the break Lusk scored 5 unanswered points leaving the game in the balance, but the Lucan boys showed great character and after a scramble in our own box Mark Deignan brought the ball out from full back and started an impressive sweeping move that came up the left wing and was buried before Lusk knew what was happening. The impressive Callum Wynne tagged on a couple of points to leave the half time score at 2-4 to 1-5.

The second half started at a frantic pace and Lucan got to the water break with 5 points to spare thanks to what can only described as a determined and hard-working team display with Michael Lynch tackling hard at number 6 and a defence that tackled with all they had to stop a determined Lusk outfit that simply did not want to lose. After the break Lusk scored 2 quick points to set up an enthralling finale. After what seemed like an eternity and after the Lusk keeper had made 3 fantastic saves from Alex Keegan and Rory Egan, Conor Dolan stepped up and scored the insurance point after a great move involving four forwards. Elation and relief were evident on hearing the final whistle with the team deservedly enjoying a hard earned 4 point victory against tough opposition. Clanna Gael Fontenoy are next up for this outfit in Sean Moore Park on September 12th, who will have a hard time continuing their home record against this team that have a team spirit that is second to none.

Adult Hurling Report

It's another huge weekend for our adult hurlers with three teams competing in Championship semi-finals on Sunday. Our Junior A's open proceedings with a 10.15am start v Realt Dearg at the 12th Lock. The Junior B's face Faughs at 11am in AGP3, and then all eyes turn to Parnell Park (or at least to the DubsTV streaming service!) where the seniors play Cuala at 2pm in the senior championship semi-final. All our lads have put in a huge effort to get to this stage so hopefully we can take the next step to the Championship finals. Also on Sunday, our Junior C team have a home match v Ballyboden with a championship semi-final place at stake so a huge game for them also. Very best of luck to all our players in action in these crucial games on Sunday.

Last Sunday, the minors were in action and we had two disappointing results with our Minor A's and Minor B's both losing out narrowly in championship quarter-finals. However, both put in very creditable performances and certainly went down fighting. Both now move on to the Cup campaign next weekend. Last Sunday, our Minor C's commenced their cup campaign with a good win over neighbours St Pats. See match report below.

Minor C Hurling Cup: Lucan Sarsfields 1-14 St Pats (P) 3-05.

Sunday 30th August saw our Minor C Hurlers begin their Cup campaign with a local derby versus St Pats Palmerstown on the Senior pitch.

Lucan got off to the perfect start with early points from frees and play, Lucan had their opposition pinned inside their own half for the full 15 minutes until the first water break. The highlight of the first phase was a great driving run and score from Ryan Fahy. The lead was 0-6 to 0-0 in Lucan's favour at the first break.

Palmerstown came out after the water break fired up and determined to get back in the game. Two goals inside 5 minutes along with a couple of points from play meant that at half time Lucan were trailing by 2 points.

The start of the second half saw Palmerstown score another goal to further extend their lead to 5 points, but there were signs that Lucan might stage an unlikely comeback, Jack Kelly started to get the better of his opponent and along with James Ryan and Robert Hazley, they started to dominate in Lucan's half back line, James Goulding marked Palmerstown's main scoring threat out of the game. But Lucan still trailed by 5 points at the second water break.

It was now Lucan's turn to come out fired up after the water break, Lucan began to exert pressure on the Palmerstown defence which led to a steady stream of pointed frees being scored by Robert Hazley. With only minutes left Hazley pointed a free to level the match.

But the drama wasn't quite done, in injury time Lucan were awarded a free from 65 metres out. Hazley sent the free in which dropped just under the crossbar for the winning goal. Lucan winning the game 1-14 to 3-05.

A great start to this teams Cup campaign, that's testament to their fighting attitude and belief that they can match any team at this level and bodes well for a serious attempt at winning this Cup competition.

Panel: Alex Hickey, Conall Morris, Danny McCarthy, Liam Farrell, James Ryan, Robert Hazley, Jack Kelly, James Goulding, Ryan Fahy, Connor Cooper, Eoin Fitzgerald, Noah O'Kelly, Michael Connolly, Justin Myler, Cian McCormack, James Kenny, Diarmuid Keher, Conor Devlin.

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