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Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes

November 23, 2020

Lucan Sarsfields Healthy Club Updates

Just a reminder that Christmas is going to be tough for many of our members and our wider community.  Many people will struggle with loneliness or may just need a bit of assistance to prepare for Christmas.  Please reach out if you are struggling or know someone who may need help.

Minding Your Wellbeing

A new video-based mental wellbeing programme called Minding Your Wellbeing is now freely accessible. Brought to you by HSE Health and Wellbeing, this evidence-based programme provides a unique opportunity for people to learn more about mindfulness, gratitude, self-care and resilience. As we continue to adapt our lifestyles to deal with COVID-19 and are faced with different challenges, Minding Your Wellbeing aims to provide simple tools and guidance to develop and maintain a positive outlook by looking after our mental health and wellbeing. The programme focuses on the promotion of mental wellbeing, and has been adapted from a face-to-face programme into a series of short online videos for the public at this time. It’s free to access anytime so why not try one of the videos and go from there. Further details can be found at the following link:

CARA Centre Upcoming Webinar

To celebrate International Day for People with Disabilities, CARA are hosting an informative and interactive online live broadcast titled ‘Adapting – How Change Creates Opportunities’. Cara, in association with Sport Ireland, are delighted to host this live online event which will include a morning of interviews, panel discussions, personal stories from a host of special guests. It will focus on how small changes to facilities, mind-sets and practices can create life-changing opportunities for people with disabilities through sport and physical activity. The Live Cast is free and open for anyone to attend. For further details on the event and how to register, please follow the following link:

What is Covid – Downloadable Kids Book

Written from a child's point of view, this book will help reassure your child and answer some of their Covid-19 related questions. You can download this free book from McCauley’s pharmacy by clicking on the following link:

The Marie Keating Foundation have kindly shared information with Lucan Healthy Club about their new campaign to mark lung cancer awareness month. 

Each year in Ireland 2,795 people are diagnosed with lung cancer. It is Ireland’s fourth most common cancer and has a survival rate of just 20%. Lung cancer is Ireland’s biggest cancer killer, but only when it’s caught too late.

The Marie Keating Foundation is encouraging everyone to join the Big Check Up, to catch lung cancer out. We’re asking you to check in with loved ones when you are online, know the signs and symptoms of lung cancer and to not let it hide behind COVID-19 or Flu this winter. But why listen to us when you can watch our full campaign video and listen to broadcaster and author Maia Dunphy encouraging us all to get behind the campaign!

While we know that early detection will improve survival, recent research from the National Cancer Control Programme shows that a barrier to people seeing their GP with symptoms of lung cancer, such as a cough, is not wanting to waste the doctor’s time and that’s more than half of people wouldn’t act immediately if they noticed a symptom.

So, we have launched the world’s first cough checker phone-line to help catch lung cancer out, raise awareness of early signs & symptoms and encourage the public to call their GP if they have concerns. Call 1800 – COUGHS, that’s 1800 268 447 to get that cough checked.

For more information on the signs and symptoms of lung cancer, how you can reduce your risk and about our new campaign, make sure to follow our social media pages on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and please do share the campaign video and phone line with your family and friends when you are next catching up.

New Senior Football Manager

We are delighted to announce that Dave Cullen will take over as Lucan Sarsfields Senior Football manager. Dave, a former Dublin Ladies Football goalkeeping coach, managed the county minor ladies to Leinster Championship success and also Lucan Minor Footballers to win the 2019 Division 1 League. We would also like to express our gratitude to outgoing manager Barry Whelan and wish him every success for the future. We have no doubt Barry will continue to contribute to the clubs player and coach development into the future.

New Senior Camogie Manager

We are delighted to announce that Dermot English will take over as Lucan Sarsfields Senior Camogie manager. Dermot  has been involved at all levels with the club over the last number of years. We would also like to express our gratitude to outgoing manager Dave Keenan for the last four years and wish him every success for the future. Again we have no doubt Dave will continue to contribute to the clubs player and coach development into the future.

B100dy Sunday Commemoration 

On November 21st, Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club turned on the floodlights as the GAA remembers the 14 people killed in Croke Park on November 21st, 1920. The lights were switched on between 7.20pm and 8.20pm to mark the anniversary of one of the GAA's darkest days, when British forces stormed a football match between Dublin and Tipperary.

“Come and meet your new best friends”


The Lucan District Credit Union Academy for girls and boys born in 2013, 2014 and 2015 only, continues on Saturday. To register your child for a place, contact David Moran, Club GPO, on 0879267607. Pre-registration with David is essential as due to Covid guidelines, as only pre-registered children can attend training.

Don’t Forget - The 2020 Annual General Meeting of Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club will take place on Thursday November 26th at 9pm.

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. Visit the Café’s FaceBook page,, to see our special offers and Christmas ideas.

Club Shop opening hours: O’Neills club shop will be closed until Dec 5th due to Covid-19 restrictions

Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Lotto Jackpot €3000.

There was no winner of the €3000 jackpot of the draw held on Thursday 19th November sponsored by Griffeen Bathrooms.

The numbers drawn were 4, 8, 20, 21. The Lucky Dip winners of €30 each are: Terry Meylor, Aidan Brodie, SMEGS, Tony Rigney and Sarah Power.

The Jackpot for the next draw at 8:30pm on November 26th will be €3400, sponsored by Dual Printing and managed by Mary Flannery.

 The draw will be held behind closed doors and live streamed on our Facebook page. 

Make sure your entry is submitted before 6pm to be included in the draw, tickets can be purchased online at the following link:

Thank You for supporting Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club

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