lucan sarsfields gaa club
Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes
August 06, 2021
U14 girls complete the league double!!
Congratulations to our U14a ladies football team who were crowned Division 1 League winners on Sunday last again beating Naomh Barrog in the League final. See match report below
The fourth round of the adult hurling leagues were played last week, and, as with Round 3, there were good wins for the Junior As ( v Castleknock) and Junior Bs (v Faughs) and both are in contention for a place in the league finals with one round remaining. However there were defeats again for our Seniors away to Faughs and Junior Cs who went down narrowly to Civil Service. (reports below)
Congratulations to Teresa Dunphy, the winner of the two premium seats for the Leinster Football Final, - we hope you enjoyed the game.
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Dermot Earley Youth Leadership Initiative
The Expression of interest for DEYLI 2021-2022 is now open. The Dermot Earley Youth Leadership Initiative (DEYLI) takes its name from one of Ireland’s most inspirational leaders and one of Gaelic games most iconic proponents, Dermot Earley (1948- 2010). The initiative, a tribute to Dermot’s lifetime of sporting and professional achievements and his commitment to community service, is brought to life through a partnership between GAA, Foróige, and NUI Galway.
About the Initiative: DEYLI has seen over 800 young Gaelic Gaels members (aged 15-18) complete the yearlong programme, gaining from NUIG a FETAC level 6 third level qualification in Youth Leadership and Community Action for their efforts. This unique programme evokes and honours the values Dermot Earley epitomised and is designed to foster them in a new generation of young Irish leaders. The programme comprises of three modules, two of which are facilitated, and one is undertaken by the young people independently.
Facilitators will receive full training and ongoing support. It takes a minimum of two facilitators to deliver the programme with a group of approx. 15 young people in their club. Each of the facilitated modules comprise of 15 one-hour sessions. How the programme is delivered is up to the facilitators within a club
For more information and/or to register your interest please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucan Sarsfields Golf Society. Next outing is in Kilock GC on Saturday 7th August 2021. Remaining Outings booked for 2021; Aug 7th (Sat), Kilcock GC. Aug 28th (Sat), Luttrellstown GC (Jack Butler's Captain’s Day). Sept 25th (Sat), Millicent GC, (refixed from 18th Sept)
The LDCU Academy which takes place on Saturday mornings for boys and girls aged between 4 and 7 is taking a little break, we will let you know when its back.
12th Lock Café is open from 6pm-8pm weekdays and weekend mornings when training is taking place.
The ONeills Club Shop is open Thursdays 7-9pm and Saturdays 10am to 1pm. (Except Saturday 24/7 - Closed)
Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Lotto
There was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot of €12,200 held on 5th August 2021.
The numbers drawn were:
9, 11, 24, 25
Lucky Dip winners of €30 each:
Mary Ryan, P.J. Finnerty, Michael & Joan Molloy, Orla Crowley, Catherine Murphy
The Jackpot for the next draw, to be held on Thursday 12th August, is €12,600, and is sponsored by:
The draw, managed by Diarmuid Dawson, will live streamed from the Clubhouse at 9pm to our Facebook page.
Tickets can be purchased via the website, ClubForce APP or at the following link: http://bit.ly/LucanSarsfieldsClubLotto.
Go raibh míle maith agaibh as ucht tacú le Na Sárséalaigh Leamhcáin.
For The Record
Under 14 Ladies Football League Division 1a (Play Off Rounds)
Naomh Barrog 2-3, Lucan Sarsfields 3-17 @ Pairc Barrog
Under 14 Ladies Football League Division 7a (Play Off Rounds)
Stars of Erin 6-6, Lucan Sarsfields B 2-6 @ Glencullen
Minor Hurling League Division Four
Commercials 2-12, Lucan Sarsfields 1-16 @ Rathcoole
Minor Hurling League Division Five South
Good Counsel / Liffey Gaels 3-31, Lucan Sarsfields 1-4 @ Galtymore Road
Go-Ahead Ladies Football Junior F Championship Group A
Shankill 4-10, Lucan Sarsfields B 4-10 @ Stonebridge
Go-Ahead Ladies Football Junior H Championship Group B
St Peregrines B 3-4, Lucan Sarsfields C 3-17 @ Blakestown
Go-Ahead Adult Ladies Football Cup Division 2
O Dwyers 2-11, Lucan Sarsfields 1-8 @ Bremore Park
Go Ahead Adult Football League Division Ten South
Lucan Sarsfields 0-10, St Marks 1-16 @ Adamstown
Go Ahead Adult Football League Division Eleven South Group 2
Lucan Sarsfields 3-4, Templeogue Synge Street 1-16 @ Adamstown
Go-Ahead Intermediate Camogie 2
Raheny, Lucan Sarsfields B @ Raheny
Go-Ahead Junior Camogie 5
Na Fianna D, Lucan Sarsfields E @ Na Fianna
Match reports are always welcome after every game. Please include the date and time of the fixture, the venue, opposition and competition.
If you have a team photo, or a photo of the coin-toss that would be great, and always include the squad list.
Division 1 Under 14 Ladies Football League final
Naomh Barrog 2-3. Lucan Sarsfield’s 3-17.
We set off on an overcast day to Kilbarrack, a journey that had only last week been travelled by the majority of the team as they went in search of and ultimately won their Division 1 Camogie Final, so no pressure at all on us to do the double…
Spirits were high as always and a little bit of nerves had snuck in, not entirely unexpected this being the girls first football final. Naomh Barrog hit the ground running and tore through to score an impressive goal in the first 60 seconds of play, not an ideal start but the Lucan reply was to win the kick out and travel the pitch to notch up their first score, this was quickly followed by another so within the first 3 minutes of play the score was 1-0 v 0-2. Scores were traded and Lucan nudged ahead in the 12th minute. Both teams went on the attack and at half time the score was 2-2 v 1-7
Two points in the first two minutes of the second half seemed to get Lucan into their stride. The girls were ruthless in their attack, excellent kick outs and clever passing and moving of the ball ensured Lucan kept possession until the opening was there to score. This was a team effort in the purest sense of the word. The Lucan backs shored up the defence and our keeper made a wonderful save just before the final whistle to hold Naomh Barrog to just one point scored in the second half.
Final score 2-3 to 3-17
Lucan Team: Caoilfhionn Ni Bhriain, Laura Colllins, Niamh O Brien, Grian Galligan Byrne, Eva Collis, Chloe O Shea, Zarah Casey Lanchaster, Sadhbh Ni Bhuachalla 1-2, Anya Dunne, Rachel Johnson 1-4, Caoimhe Canavan 0-1, Isabel Cuffe1-3, Abigail Mc Sweeney 0-1, Aisling Ni Craith 0-5, Mia Goodwin, Amelia Mc Donagh, Anna Lyons, Lauren Shelley 0-1, Niamh Lamon, Saoirse Fitzgerald, Laura O Reilly
Mentors: Alecia Mc Sweeney, Mark Shelley, Lenny Mc Sweeney, Carol Dunne
Covid Supervisor: Andrea Johnson
AHL1 Faughs 1-19 Lucan Sarsfields 1-17.
Lucan started this game well with the aid of a strong breeze and did a lot of hurling in the first half. Ciaran Dowling led the scoring with five first-half points including four placed balls. Although Lucan worked the ball well through the lines, they were probably slightly disappointed to be just ahead 9-7 at the break having failed to take advantage of some good goal-scoring opportunities.
After the break, Lucan dominated for ten minutes scoring 1-4 with Dowling finding the net and Cian McHugh adding two points to just two converted frees by Faughs. The next ten minutes belonged to the hosts though as they scored seven unanswered points across the water break. These included three more frees as Faughs dug deep and harassed Lucan to prevent any easy clearances. Both sides registered some wides at this stage before Faughs went two points clear. Dowling pulled one back before more pressure yielded a Faughs goal to go four clear. Dowling converted three more frees but Faughs got the final score to win by two.
D O'Neill; A Murphy, P Rigney, P Claffey; M McCaffrey (0-2), L Walsh, J Bellew; R Smith, K Fitzgerald (0-1); R Ward, P Kelly (0-1), C Walsh (0-1); C Keher (0-1), C McHugh (0-2), C Dowling (1-9: 0-6f, 0-1 65); Subs introduced: C Keenan.
AHL5: Castleknock 0-5. Lucan Sarsfields 1-15.
Lucan Junior A's maintained their unbeaten record in this away clash in Somerton on a damp Tuesday evening. Lucan controlled the first quarter and led 4-2 at the break with three points from Emmet Allan and one from Keith Masterson. Lucan spread the scoring around in the second quarter and extended the lead out to 8-4.
Lucan took a tighter grip on the game in the second half and Allen added four more points before the hosts got their next and final score. Lucan should have won by more as they missed a number of point-scoring opportunities and, although the home team didn't die, there was a clear gap in class between the two teams. CJ Smith found the net as the game neared a conclusion before two more Lucan scores completed the score line of 1-15 to 0-5. Lucan's middle eight was on top throughout. Rob Twomey was solid at full back and marshalled the home-prospect Luke Swan well in the first half when he was on the pitch. Cathal Ó Mhaolmhána also caught the eye in the second half with some nice fielding.
Team & Scorers: F Clandillon; T Behan; R Twomey, A Sheehan; G Millea (0-1), L Murphy, A McNulty; E O'Connor, A Lee; D Kavanagh (C) (0-1), E Allen (0-9: 0-5f), I Crowley (0-1); O O'Brien, CJ Smith (1-2), K Masterson (0-1); C Ó Mhaolmhána, C Hogan, J McCarthy, R Stapleton
Civil Service vs. Lucan Jun C Hurling 29/7/2021
Lucan were slow out of the blocks and allowed our Islandbridge neighbours to build an early lead that they never surrendered. Lucan gave up two points before a quick sideline by Daire Murphy to Finan Breen opened the Lucan account. However, three goals conceded before the water break did a lot of damage. James O'Connor did put in a 65 which appeared to go direct to the net but Lucan were two clear goals in arrears at half time.
Lucan upped the workrate in the third quarter and two Murphy scores helped but Service got four of their own before the second water break. Lucan did goal again following some excellent work by Breen but this was cancelled out immediately by Service to kill the momentum. Lucan dropped in a few balls towards the end, converting one and adding a few points. Ultimately the clock was against us and we went down by 4-10 to 3-8 paying the price for that lethargic opening half.
Team & Scorers: J Myler; M O'Malley, D Hassey, C O'Neill; J O'Connor (1-0 65), P Kennedy (0-1f), D Coogan; E Higgins (0-1), D Murphy (0-3: 0-1f 0-1 65); D Quinn, F Breen (2-2), E Power; S Keegan, L O'Connor, M O'Shea; C Ryan (0-1), R Hazley, J Brant, J Mooney, R Brant
Go-Ahead Ladies football Junior H Championship Group B
Wednesday 4th August 2021 7:30pm
St Peregrines 3:4, Lucan Sarsfields 3:17
The game started off with our hosts opening the scoring with a goal in the 3rd minute, Sadhbh Murray responded with a point a minute later, Ellie Wisdom kicked another point 5 minutes into the game but St Peregrines responded and got their first point of the game on 6 minutes. Points from Amy Walsh and Sadhbh Murray in the 7th & 8th minute levelled the game. Ellie got her second point on 11 minutes to put Lucan ahead but the game was once level again when Peregrines scored their 3rd point 12 minutes in. Both teams scored a point each before the water break leaving Peregrines just ahead 1:4 to 0:7. After the break Lucan upped the game and started to play football and this returned dividends as Sadhbh Murray finished off a great move to score Lucan’s first goal 20 minutes in, Ella Dawson hit the back of the net 3 minutes later and in the 24th minute, Amy Walsh kicked her 2nd point and Lucan’s seventh. The Lucan girls really worked hard in the 2nd quarter and it showed as Peregrines didn’t increase their score tally before the halftime whistle.
Halftime score 1:4 to 2:7.
Lucan continued on were they left off in the first half and got their 8th point courtesy of Sara Lovett on 31 minutes, another point by Amy Walsh edged the girls in green further ahead. On 33 minutes the Referee bizarrely awarded Peregrines a controversial goal which was scored by means of a thrown ball but Aoife McKelvey eased our fears and scored Lucan’s 3rd goal on 36 minutes, 37 minutes in Amy Walsh took a fine point to take Lucan’s score to 3:10. Aoife McKelvey suffered a suspected hamstring injury soon after her goal and unfortunately had to leave the pitch. The Lucan girls really kicked into gear and scored 5 more points over the next 18 minutes without conceding any scores. On 55 minutes Peregrines got their 2nd score since halftime by means of another goal. Lucan again added points in the 54th, 55th & 59th minute by Chloe Bernie, Ellie Wisdom & Rachel O’Neill to finish off a good evening for the girls from Lucan.
Ladies Football Junior B Championship Summary:
The girls rounded off their final championship group game with a resounding win 3:4 to 3:17 away to St Peregrines. Lucan remained unbeaten and topped the group with 7 points having started the campaign with an emphatic home win over Cuala 7:10 to 1:3. Our next game took us to the Iveagh Grounds in Crumlin, St James’s Gaels were our hosts and the game was played on a pitch that was fitting enough to play an All Ireland final on. This game wasn’t as easy as our previous one and was a close affair on a warm evening, either team could have taken all 3 points but the spoils were shared with the game ending in a draw 3:5 to 3:5.
Lucan eagerly await either St Brigids or St Finians of Newcaslte in the semifinal and hopefully can progress into the final.