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Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes

September 16, 2020

Lucan Sarsfields U9 Football and Hurling squad photo above.

A very busy weekend ahead for Lucan Sarsfields; the Junior A hurling final in Parnell Park takes place on Saturday where we face St Brigids, while in O’Toole Park, the opposition for the Junior C Championship final is St Sylvesters. The third and fourth adult Camogie teams both progress to shield semi-finals following victories at the weekend. The intermediate and junior ladies football teams continue their league campaigns, while minor A  and B have shield semi-finals on Saturday, minor C are still in group stages.

This weekend will also see juvenile ladies football competition semi-finals with, U13A in Cup, U14A in Féile shield, U15A in shield, U16A and U16B in championship. The U16A hurlers contest the championship final on Saturday, The U15B hurlers have a championship semi-final on Sunday and the U15A’s have a shield semi on the same day.  Féile na nGael continues on Saturday for the U14’s. U16A and U15A Camogie are in their championship finals. The very best of luck to all. See the website for all fixtures and times.

The death has occurred of Annette Wade, mother of Kenny, senior football management team. Our Sympathies also to the Synnott Family on the death of Charlie, brother of former Lucan and Dublin footballer, Kevin and to the Nolan family on the recent death of Pauline, sister of former Lucan Sarsfields Player, Séan. May they all rest in peace.


Plans for the safe return of the Lucan District Credit Union Academy for girls and boys born in 2013, 2014 and 2015 only, are at an advanced  stage. To register your child for a place, contact David Moran, Club GPO, on 0879267607. Pre-registration with David is essential.

Following the release this week, of the Government’s Resilience and Recovery 2020-21: Plan for Living with COVID-19, the FAI, GAA and IRFU have set up a working group to bring a collaborative approach to the development of a roadmap for the safe return of spectators to stadia. More details will follow in due course.

Lucan Sarsfields Golf Society: Results from Luttrellstown Outing Saturday 12th September; 62 played. Super turnout and great to see so many hurlers and footballers there. Many thanks to John Dalton and Co Estate Agents for sponsoring the tasty breakfast baps.

1st overall; Gerry O'Grady (16) 37pts. Well done Gerry.

2nd overall; Barry Aird (4) 36pts bb9.

3rd overall; Paul Crummey (13) 36pts.

4th overall; Peter Kelly (12) 35pts bb9.

Front 9; Christy Tucker (16) 18 on countback.

Back 9; Dave Mescall (26) 19 on countback.

Cat 1; Kevin O'Reilly (15) 35pts.

Cat 2; Gerald Gleeson (19) 32pts bb9.

Cat 3; Paul Watts (25) 32pts bb9.

Congrats to all winners and many thanks to all who played. Looking forward to 2021. Stay safe. Jack Butler (Capt) and Committee.

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. Now on sale: Club Midi Socks!

Club Shop opening hours: Thursday, 7:30-8.30pm and Saturdays 10am-1pm.

Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Lotto Jackpot €4200

There was no winner of the €3800 Lotto Jackpot sponsored by John Ryan, Accountant held on 10th September 2020. The numbers drawn were 2, 15, 19, and 25. The lucky dip winners of €30 each are:  Tiernan Swords, McGarrigle Family, Tommy & Liam Mulhall, Barbara Doyle and James Casey. The next draw jackpot is €4200, sponsored by Clandillon Motors,  and managed by Frank Fleming, will be held on Thursday 17th September.

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

If you have Match reports and articles for inclusion in the weekly Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes, please email them to before 9pm on Monday Evening

For The Record

Adult Competitions

9 September

Adult Ladies Football League Cup Division 2 Lucan Sarsfields 2-9, O Dwyers 4-12

Adult Ladies Football League Cup Division 7 Wanderers 2-9, Lucan Sarsfields B 1-15

10 September

Camogie Intermediate 2 Championship (1 group), CBC/PORTOBELLO A 1-7, Lucan Sarsfields B 1-11

12 September

Intermediate Football Cup, Lucan Sarsfields 1-14, Na Fianna 3-16

Senior Football Cup, Lucan Sarsfields 0-08, Thomas Davis 3-21

13 September

Junior 3 Camogie Shield Q/F, Lucan Sarsfields 2-12, Na Gael Oga 2-06

Junior 4 Camogie Shield Q/F, Lucan Sarsfields 8-12, Wild Geese A 3-00

Junior A Football Cup, Lucan Sarsfields 1-09, St Peregrines 2-10

Junior B Football Cup, Kilmacud Crokes 3-14, Lucan Sarsfields 1-05

Minor B Hurling Cup, Lucan Sarsfields 3-22, Fingallians 2-04

Minor C Hurling Cup, Lucan Sarsfields 3-08, Good Council/Liffey Gaels 3-12

14 September

Minor A Ladies Football Championship, Lucan Sarsfields 3-08, Foxrock Cabinteely 6-08

Minor C Ladies Football Championship, Ballinteer St Johns 4-14, Lucan Sarsfields 0-04

Juvenile Competitions

11 September

U14 Ladies Football Div.1, Feile, Lucan Sarsfields 1-4, Ballyboden St Endas A 2-8

11 Sep, U14 Ladies Football Div.6, Feile, Lucan Sarsfields 3-5, Round Towers Clondalkin B 2-4

12 September

Féile Peil na nÓg Division 2A, Feile, Lucan Sarsfields 7-9, Ballinteer St Johns A 4-11

Féile Peil na nÓg Division 6A, Feile, Clanna Gael-Fontenoy  2-16, Lucan Sarsfields 3-7

Féile Peil na nÓg Division 9B, Feile, Raheny B 2-1, Lucan Sarsfields 4-1

U13 Ladies Football Div. 1, Cup, Lucan Sarsfields 4-20, Erins Isle 3-3

U13 Ladies Football Div. 6, Cip, Lucan Sarsfields 4-6, St Marys S  3-7

U14 Camogie Div. 1, Championship, St Judes  6-9, Lucan Sarsfields 3-2

U15 Ladies Football Div. 2, Championship, Skerries Harps 1-11, Lucan Sarsfields 2-19

U15 Ladies Football Div. 6, Championship, Lucan Sarsfields 2-3, Na Fianna B 6-4

U16 Camogie Div. 1, Championship, Lucan Sarsfields 1-9, Cuala 0-6

U16 Football A Championship Knockout Games Q/F, Championship, St Vincents  0-5, Lucan Sarsfields 1-11

13 September

U13 Camogie Div. 1, Championship, Lucan Sarsfields 4-9, St Brigids 2-0

U13 Camogie Div. 3, Championship, Lucan Sarsfields 1-0, St Finians 4-2

U15 Camogie Div. 1, Championship, Lucan Sarsfields 3-8, Erins Isle 0-3

U15 Football A Gp.3, Championship, Lucan Sarsfields 7-12, St Marys S A 2-4

U15 Football C Gp.3, Championship, Thomas Davis B 1-5, Lucan Sarsfields 8-16

U15 Football E Gp.2, Championship, Lucan Sarsfields 2-8, Stars of Erin  4-8

U16 Ladies Football Div. 1, Championship, Fingallians 1-6, Lucan Sarsfields 7-8

U16 Ladies Football Div. 4, Championship, Templeogue Synge Street 2-19, Lucan Sarsfields 2-6

Match Reports – Thanks again to all the contributors this week – keep them coming!!

Adult Hurling Report

It was Minor Cup action this weekend, with the Minor A’s receiving a walkover from Ballyboden, the Minor B’s having a big win over Fingallians (see match report below) and the Minor C’s losing out narrowly (3-8 to 3-12) to Good Counsel/Liffey Gaels. 

Next Saturday is a huge day for our adult hurlers with two teams competing in Championship finals.  The Junior A’s face St Brigids in Parnell Park for the much coveted Junior Championship title, while our Junior B’s play St Sylvesters in O’Toole Park for the Junior ‘C’ Championship.  Both games throw in at 2.30pm.  Hurling championship finals at adult level are rare enough events in Lucan’s history so to have two on the one day is a real milestone.  The very best of luck to both teams.  The Adult Hurling section would also like to extend best wishes to our Under 16s who are in the U16A Championship final also on Saturday at 3.30pm - its all happening that afternoon!  Great to see our Juvenile teams competing at this level and it bodes well for the future at adult level also.


Minor ‘C’ Cup:  Lucan Sarsfields 3.22  Fingallians 2.4

This Sunday our Minor B hurlers lined out against Fingallians in the 1st group match of the Cup on AGP3 at 11am. They were trying to erase the disappointment of a 1 point defeat to Boden a fortnight ago in their championship quarter final. 

The first few minutes appeared to show that they had indeed forgotten that defeat with 2 points from play from Eoin Power and Brendan Kavanagh into a strong wind, but Fingallians struck with a goal from a 20 metre rocket to the top corner after 5 minutes. This didn't deter the Lucan lads who stuck to the difficult task of playing into the wind with well placed puck outs from Cathal Doody, a tightly marshalled defence led by captain, Pearse Farrell, brilliant reading of the game by centre back Rian Carey and some clever inter play from Adam White, Shane Coffey and the aforementioned Kavanagh, resulting in more points and a well taken goal from Conor Hannon. At the first water break Lucan were ahead 1.6 to 1.0.

In the 2nd quarter Lucan kept the pressure up with the highlights being points from play from Adam White and Cian Ryan, and again that man Kavanagh finding the net from a penalty just before the halftime whistle resulting from our big full forward, Ryan Brant being dragged to the ground as he was bearing down on goal. At half time Lucan went in 2.9 to 1.3 ahead, having played into a very strong breeze.

In the 3rd quarter there were high hopes for a big score, playing with the elements, but Fins came out with a pep in their step and scored 1.3 to our 0.5, most of ours coming from placed balls. After the 2nd water break Fins looked exhausted and some ill discipline crept into their play enabling our free takers, Deane Boylan, Jack McCarthy and Kavanagh to make hay. The highlight of this period was Neil O'Leary reaching to the sky to grab the sliotar, round his man and rattle the net. He was very close to replicating this feat a minute later, but had to settle with just 1 goal on the day.

Lucan ran out comprehensive winners at the finish on a score-line of 3.22 to 2.4.

Team and scorers; Cathal Doody, Pearse Farrell (C) Daire Murphy, Seán Egan, Liam Power, Rian Carey, Jack McCarthy (0.5), Brendan Kavanagh (1.5), Cian Ryan (0.2), Josh Brant, Adam White  (0.6) Shane Coffey, Eoin Power (0.2) Ryan Brant, Conor Hannon (1.0) Neil O'Leary (1.0) Deane Boylan (0.2) Jamie Ivory, Aidan Sheary.

U14B Hurling and Football

Féile na nGael Division 7A – 5 September, Clontarf v Lucan Sarsfields

Today we travelled to St Annes park to face Clontarf in ideal conditions. The first quarter was tight with Clontarf getting the better start and ahead by 3 points going into the water break. Our boys settled into the game in the second quarter and after a good passing move Patrick Cosgrove slotted over our opening score with great confidence. It was all Lucan for the next ten minutes but scores were hard to come by until Rob O'Connell slotted a point over from the left. Lucan's pressure paid off just before halftime when Ben O'Keeffe was hauled down for a penalty which he took himself and dispatched to the net. The last play of the half saw our full back line of Conor Hartigan, Cillian Lawlor and Matthew Brennan working together to clear a fast Clontarf attack and leave us heading into the break with a 2 point advantage 1-2 to 0-3.

The Lucan boys started quickly in the second half and another point by Rob O'Connell and a long range effort by the impressive James Scott set us up well for a strong finish. Clontarf got a point to leave just 3 points between the sides, but Ben O'Keeffe got another goal just before the water break to leave us 6 points clear heading into the final stages. After the break Clontarf came at us with renewed vigour, but were stopped in their tracks by the strong midfield pairing of Shane Dolan and Adam Salmon, some great defending by Eimhin Walsh, Cillian Murphy and Harry Geoghegan and some very calm goalkeeping by Sean Walsh. After a prolonged period of pressure Lucan broke quickly and Stephen Geoghegan sent a good ball across where Conor Dolan picked it up and found the net. Clontarf found the net late on but Lucan finished the scoring with a pointed free after Darragh Colfer had been fouled.

Overall this was a great team performance that earned the boys a well deserved win in what was a tight and physically draining game. Well done lads, we are extremely proud of all your achievements so far this year and look forward to our next game.

Our next outing is on 19th of September against the also unbeaten Kilmacud in the 12th Lock. This game will decide 1st and 2nd in our group and who will have home advantage for the semi finals.

Féile Peil na nÓg Division 6A, 12 September, Clanna Gael/Fontenoy v Lucan Sarsfields

A week later on September 12th our footballers travelled to Clanna Gael Fontenoy for their second round game. A traditional Féile parade preceded the game which added to the occasion and the game started with a tight and strongly contested first quarter. Sarsfields dealt with a mobile Clanna Gael team with great determination in the opening 15 minutes and went in at the water break down by 2 points. Unfortunately we conceded to quick goals after the restart and had a difficult period for the next 15 minutes. Sarsfields found it hard to gain possession and trailed by 14 points going in at half time.

The boys gathered their emotions and came out a different team in the second half. It started with a fine goal from Rory Egan after a good passing move that started in the half back line. A couple of pointed frees came next before Callum Wynne found the net with a high shot that dipped late and caught the goalkeeper off guard. Lucan were flying at this stage and were first to every ball all over the pitch. Mark Deignan and Oisín Sharkey set up attacks with good possession and another team move was finished by Callum Wynne to leave just 3 points between the teams. Lady luck was not shining on Lucan though and a fine effort from Ryan Feigherty crashed off the crossbar and back out. The referee blew for the water break at what proved to be exactly the wrong time for Lucan. They were totally dominating the game and were unfortunate to be trailing by 3 points going into the break. Clanna Gael pushed the water break to the limit and it served them well, as they got a foothold on the game with a good score straight from the throw in. This seemed to break the Lucan spirit and even though they fought hard until the very end Clanna Gael went on to take the honours with a 2-16 to 3-7 scoreline.

Conor Healy and Patrick O'Connor from our U13 cohort contributed with some fine play when they were introduced and were both involved in the move that resulted in our first goal. Overall, even though it wasn't our best day, this team showed great character and belief to get themselves back into contention in a game that could have easily ended with a much bigger defeat. Well done boys and we look forward to our next match.

The group will be decided in 2 weeks time when Round Towers Lusk host Clanna Gael in the final group game. We will play our semi final, which is yet to be confirmed, on Saturday October 10th.

Stay Safe.

12 September, U13 Football League, Lucan Sarsfields v Fingallions

It was Lucan Sarsfields fifth game of the grading leagues and one that sees them sit top of DIv 7 league sharing points with St Maurs. Lucan started well from the off with a goal in the first couple of minutes from Eoin Maher. This was Eoins first game and has only joined the club recently. He is a great addition to the team with work-rate an example to all. He is fairly handy in front of goal also which is an added bonus and finished off with 3-01 on his first outing.

The game was fairly competitive for the first quarter with Fingallians leading 2-2 to 2-0. Lucan began to find their feet and kept Fingallians scoreless in the second quarter and scoring 3-0 goals by JP. O Connor, Cian O' Gara and a boomer from Jack Keogh.

A special mention to the backs who done a massive job in keeping some of Fingallians big men out of the scoring zone and Evan Whelan pulling off a few of his trademark fingertip saves they forced turnovers leading in some great long balls into the Lucan forwards. Evan Whelan between the posts M Casey, C Waterhouse, O Sulivan, A Mc Mahon, D Colifer, D Lester manned the backs with P Dunne putting in a big shift in middle of the park helped by J Keogh and J O Connor. JP O C, Alsenie B, Eoin M, Killian B, Marco G, Cian O'G and Jack A led the attack.

Lucan started the second half with the breeze and stuck two more goals JP & killian Buttner finding the net. The game petered out after this with the game effectively over as a contest. Joshua, Jack, JP rounded off the win with a goal a-piece and a couple of points to boot. Templeogue Synge St up next.

U14 Ladies Football

Féile Championship Division 6 Group 1, Lucan Sarsfields v Round Towers

A great team display again by the girls, this time winning out by a Goal and a Point  in the derby that is Sarsfields vs Towers. Passing, movement, enthusiasm and selflessness was the order of the day, shown by all. Ciara White ran all day and gave her opposite number nothing, Abbie DeLacey attacked every ball that came near the last third of the pitch, Erin and Emma dominated midfield.

But huge credit has to go the backs particularly the full back line that let nothing through for most of the match, Ella L, Ella O' and Emer were rock solid. Huge lung bursting runs by Sarah and Niamh late in the game highlighted the commitment and effort shown by all. All subs were played, even though nobody deserved to come off and the girls left the club happy and tired. Roll on the Shield Final!!!!

Wednesday September 9th, Adult Ladies Football League Div. 7, Wanderers v Lucan Sarsfields.

A week after the junior ladies home win against Thomas Davis, they made the short trip up the Dublin mountains to face Ballyboden Wanderers in a tough physical encounter, on a bright evening for football, and immediately following the throw in, Lucan set out their stall, when Aoife Woods took the opening point. Both teams took turns to attack, without any scores until Ellen Lyons popped over a free in the fifth minute. She added another a few minutes later as the wides for wanderers started to mount up. This was an intense game as both sides showed no quarter, and shortly after Phoebe Shannon took two points, new Lucan player Cathy Abbot had to retire following a shoulder injury. Ellie Wisdom was introduced, and pointed shortly thereafter, Shannon and Lyons added a point each and Wanderers picked off a few scores towards the end of the second quarter to leave it Wanderers 0-4, Lucan 0-8 at the halfway mark.

Kelly Devine was introduced for the start of the second half, replacing Rachel O’Neill, her intervention resulting in a goal for the visitors. Niamh Stokes and Roisin Egan both pointed from play, as did Lyons, with her second from play followed by two pointed frees. It wasn’t one-way traffic as the home team kept themselves in the game with two goals and a point. Lucan Sarsfields other new player, Rachael O’Neill, combined well with Emma O’Brien in midfield and gave as good as she got from her opposite number. Aimee Clyne and Aoife McKelvey came on for Cora Commane and Aoife Woods. Wanderers replied with two more points, but Wisdom and Lyons cancelled those out as Wanderers kept pressing, adding two more points for the home team, and bombarding the resilient Lucan defence as they sought the equalising score. The referee ended the contest before they could though, Wanderers 2-9, Lucan Sarsfields 1-15.

Lucan Team/Scorers: Emma McGivney, Cora Commane, Lauren Finnan, Mari Mahon, Niamh Stokes (0-1), Erris Smith, Lorna Sexton, Emma O’Brien, Rachael O’Neill, Phoebe Shannon (0-3), Ellen Lyons (0-7, 3f), Roisin Egan (0-1), Cathy Abbot, Aoife Woods (0-1), Rachel O’Neill, Aimee Clyne, Ellie Wisdom (0-2), Kelly Devine (1-0), Aoife McKelvey

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