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Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes

September 16, 2021

Senior Football opened their championship campaign with a draw against St Judes on Sunday last at O’Toole Park. 

There were wins over the weekend for the Minor A and B Hurlers, U16A, U14A, U14B, U13A  and U13B Ladies footballers, as well as U16 Footballers and U14 Hurlers. 

In Camogie, the intermediates took the points against Kilmacud on Thursday evening 9th September.

Three of our Ladies Football Minors, A, B, and D’s have qualified for championship semi-finals and the C’s are in the shield semi.

This weekend sees the continuation of the Dublin SHC, with St Judes the opposition, in Parnell Park at 4pm on Sunday. The Junior A’s are away to Skerries on Saturday (6pm), and on Sunday, the B’s away to Naomh Olaf (11am) and C’s also away to Skerries (3pm). Senior Camogie are at home to Kilmacud on Sunday (10:30). The Minor football championship games are at 11am on Sunday with the A’s and C’s at home, while the B’s travel to Pairc Barrog. On Saturday afternoon, three of the Ladies Football Minor Semi-Finals will take place at 3pm  - Please see the website for the updated fixtures and venues.

Go raibh maith agat do gach duine a rinne postaer inár gcomórtas póstaeir "Luachana ar gCluib" i rith an samhraidh. Bhí siad go léir go hiontach. Comhghairdeas mór le Cathy Cosgrove - buaiteoir den chomórtas. Beidh sibh in ann a postaer dochreidte a fheiceáil in aice leis ár bpáirc imeartha go luath.

Thanks to everybody who entered our "Club Values" poster competition during the summer. All the entries were excellent. Congratulations to our competition winner Cathy Cosgrove. You will all be able to see her super poster beside our pitches shortly.

The GAA has launched a strategic planning survey to give every member and supporter a say in shaping its next five-year strategic plan. Have your say now by clicking this link

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As the evening are getting darker, please ensure that all sensible precautions are taken when attending games and training, do not walk alone through public parks, ensure children are collected promptly after sessions, cyclists, wear hi-vis clothing, etc.

Lucan Sarsfields Golf Society

The Golf Society's next outing takes place in Millicent GC on Saturday 25th September 2021. 

Tee is booked from 12.00 to 2.00pm. Play in 4-balls. 52 slots total. Fee €40.00 (bring cash), includes breakfast bap and tea/coffee.

Golfer of the Year Update; Mick O'Hara and Colm Larkin are neck and neck. There's still time for others though, - remember it's best three cards!

There are no fixed plans yet for Jack Butler's Captain's Dinner / Presentation due to covid protocols.

Lots of tee-times still available. To book, please contact/text Jack Butler on 087 258 2780 or Seamus Fagan on 086 816 8984 before 6.00pm Tuesday 21st September for your preferred tee-time. Looking forward to seeing everyone there and feel free to invite your friends.

Thanks for your great support and happy golfing!

GAA for All restarted this week on the club All Weather Pitch.

We were delighted to be joined by a group of new and enthusiastic volunteers as well as some of our reliable experienced ones.

The children were very happy to be back and took full advantage of the whole pitch, kicking football, running and having fun for the whole session. Any nervousness our new volunteers felt quickly disappeared as they worked with the children.  We are taking in new children now, anyone interested should contact

Triona, Colette & Jo (group leaders)

The LDCU Academy takes place on Saturday mornings for boys and girls aged between 4 and 7. 

Pre-registration is essential, Click Here for more details.


12th Lock Café is open from 6pm-8pm weekdays and weekend mornings when training/matches are taking place.

The ONeills Club Shop is open Thursday 7-9pm, and Saturday 10am-1pm.

Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Lotto


Jackpot €15,000

There was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot of €14,600 held on 9th September 2021. 

The numbers drawn were: 

5, 7, 17, 24 

Lucky Dip winners of €30 each:  

Columba Elliot, Deirdre Sadlier, Mary Lyons, Margaret Doyle, Eoghan Williams

The Jackpot for the next draw, to be held on Thursday 23rd September, is €15,000, and is sponsored by:

John Ryan, Accountant

The draw, managed by Frank Fleming, 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: 

Go raibh míle maith agaibh as ucht tacú le Na Sárséalaigh Leamhcáin.

For The Record


Go-Ahead Ladies Football Intermediate Championship Group A 

Lucan Sarsfields 4-4, Skerries Harps 5-11 @ 12th Lock

Go-Ahead Ladies Football Adult League Division 7b 

Na Fianna C 1-6, Lucan Sarsfields B 4-9 @ St Mobhi Road

Go-Ahead Ladies Football Adult League Division 9 

St Brigids C 3-4, Lucan Sarsfields C 0-13 @ Russell Park


U12 Football C Group 1 

Lucan Sarsfields 2 win vs Crumlin  @ St Catherines Park 


Under 18 Ladies Football Championship Division 1 Group A 

Foxrock Cabinteely A  2-9, Lucan Sarsfields 4-11 @ Kilboggett Park

Under 18 Ladies Football Championship Division 5 Group A 

Fingal Ravens 4-4, Lucan Sarsfields B 7-16 @ Rolestown

Under 18 Ladies Football Championship Division 6 Group A 

Cuala B 3-9, Lucan Sarsfields C 4-9 @ Meadowvale

Under 18 Ladies Football Championship Division 9 

Group A Erins Isle B 4-11, Lucan Sarsfields 1-1 @ Finglas


Go Ahead Senior 1 Club Football Championship Group 4

St Judes 1-14, Lucan Sarsfields 1-14 @ O Toole Park

Go Ahead Intermediate All County Football Championship G 3 

St Judes 2-17, Lucan Sarsfields 2-9 @ Tymon North

Go Ahead Junior 1 All County Football Championship Group 4 

Naomh Mearnog 2-10, Lucan Sarsfields 4-4 @ Portmarnock

Go Ahead Junior 5 All County Football Championship Group 3

Lucan Sarsfields 1-6, Ballymun Kickhams 6-8 @ 12th Lock

Go Ahead Junior 6 South All County Football Championship G2 

St Peregrines 0-11, Lucan Sarsfields 3-10 @ Blakestown

Minor Hurling Championship A Group 1 

Naomh Barrog 1-16, Lucan Sarsfields 1-18 @ Pairc Barrog

Minor Hurling Championship C Group 1 

Naomh Fionnbarra 2-8, Lucan Sarsfields 3-16 @ Pope John Paul ll Park

Minor Hurling Championship D Group 1 

Lucan Sarsfields 2-4, Fingal Gaels 6-24 @ Arthur Griffith Park

Under 16 Ladies Football Championship Division 3 Group A 

Lucan Sarsfields 4-10, St Judes 4-6 @ 12th Lock

Under 16 Ladies Football Championship Division 7 Group B 

Clontarf B 6-4, Lucan Sarsfields B 2-6 @ St Annes No 34

Under 15 Ladies Football Championship Division 2 Group B 

Lucan Sarsfields 4-16, Garda/Westmanstown Gaels 1-2 @ 12th Lock

Under 15 Ladies Football Championship Division 7 Group A 

Castleknock B 4-7, Lucan Sarsfields B 6-3 @ Somerton

U15 Hurling Feile Div.1 Group 1 S

t Judes 0-20, Lucan Sarsfields A 2-7 @ Tymon Park

U15 Hurling D Qualifier 

Lucan Sarsfields B 10-11, Clontarf B 0-2 @ 12th Lock

Under 14 Ladies Football Championship Division 1 Group B 

Lucan Sarsfields 4-12, Ballyboden St Endas A 2-9 @ 12th Lock

Under 14 Ladies Football Championship Division 6 Group A 

Garda/Westmanstown Gaels 2-6, Lucan Sarsfields B 5-11 @ Jerome Twomey Park

Under 13 Ladies Football Cup Division 2 Group A 

St Sylvesters 3-7, Lucan Sarsfields 5-6 @ Broomfield

Under 13 Ladies Football Cup Division 5 Group A 

Foxrock Cabinteely A 1-5, Lucan Sarsfields B 2-5 @ Kilboggett Park

Under 13 Ladies Football Cup Division 10 S Group B 

Wanderers 5-10, Lucan Sarsfields C 2-1 @ Frank Kelly Park 11/09/2021


U16 Football A Championship Gp.3 

Lucan Sarsfields A 1-13, St Sylvesters A 1-8 @ 12th Lock

U16 Football D Championship Gp.3 

Lucan Sarsfields B 6-8, Clontarf B 4-5 @ 12th Lock

U14 Hurling Cup Division 1 Gp.1 

Lucan Sarsfields A 4-12, Naomh Mearnog 1-9 @ Arthur Griffith Park

U14 Hurling Cup Division 7 Gp.2 

Na Fianna C 3-4, Lucan Sarsfields B 5-7 @ Johnstown Park

U13 Hurling Grading League Div.1 

St Oliver Plunkett ER A 2-8, Lucan Sarsfields A 1-10 @ Martin Savage Park

U13 Hurling Grading League Div.3 

Bray Emmets 5-5, Lucan Sarsfields B 2-2 @ Old Conna

U13 Hurling Grading League Div.8 

Lucan Sarsfields C 11-5, Naomh Barrog B 0-2 @ Arthur Griffith Park

U12 Football A Group 1 

St Brigids 1 win vs Lucan Sarsfields 1 @ Russell Park

U12 Football F Group 1 

Westmanstown Gaels 2 win vs Lucan Sarsfields 4 @ Westmanstown Sports Centre


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 and scorers.

Send reports by email using this link  or you can use this form to submit a report online

12/09/2021, Go ahead Junior 6 South Group 2 Football Championship, Blakestown

St Peregrines v Lucan Sarsfields

Lucan started the first half very well creating a number of chances in the opening 5 mins with Charlie Caseley forcing the keeper to make a good save, but there was nothing the Peregrines number 1 could do when Evin Dowling evaded a few defenders to stick the ball in the top corner to get the games opening score. Lucans defensive effort left Peregrines with little or no chances in the first quarter particularly with Daraigh Quinn in half back getting out in front for opposition kick outs. Jack McCarthy opened his account with a lovely free to stretch Lucan’s lead to 4 points. Jack added another score moments later from play after a well worked kickout by Ian Brogan was played through the hands by Lucans brilliant defense. Peregrines got their first point from a 45 after a great block from Eoin Power to deny Peregrines number 15 a close range shot on goal. 

Lucan added a second goal just before the water break when Brian Monaghan did well to slap the ball out of the keepers hands and into the net, rewarding Lucan for an immense work rate by all players to press Peregrines when they had possession. 

Both teams exchanged points with each other in the second quarter with Kevin O’Reilly, Charlie Caseley, and Mark Gormley the scorers for Lucan. Lucan were unlucky not to have a third goal from Adam Smith just before half time as the Referee deemed it to be a square ball. Half time score line 2-5 to 0-4 in favour of Lucan. 

Lucan did not start the second half as well as the first with Peregrines scoring 3 points in a row. Jack McCarthy put that run to bed finishing off a great attack to score his third point. Things got better for Lucan in the goals department with Kevin O’Reilly adding a third to give Lucan a 8 point lead. Lucan started unloading their bench with Niall Moynihan coming on for Adam Smith. Evin Dowling denied Peregrines a goal chance with a great block to have them settle for a point from the resulting 45. Mark Gormley and Jack McCarthy added points either side of a brilliant save from Ian Brogan before the water break making it 3-8 to 0-8 going into the final quarter. 

Jack McCarthy scored his 5th point to cancel out a Peregrines point at the restart. Peregrines get another point before Evin Dowling is denied a second goal after making another weaving run into the square. Niall Moynihan gathered the rebound and slotted it over to make it a 9 point game again. Lucan make further changes with Adam Dunne and Harry Day on for Kevin O’Reilly and Brian Monaghan And Ryan Brant and Cillian Morrisey on for Daraigh Quinn and Finan Breen Peregrines tried to make a late comeback but yet again Ian Brogan made a brilliant save to deny Peregrines once again. They did get a consolation point in the closing stages to make it 3-10 to 0-11 at the final whistle. 

Overall great display from Lucan to run out comfortable winners in the end. Lucan Sarsfields had match winners all over the pitch and from the bench but Man of the Match must go to our goalkeeper Ian Brogan who led the whole team from the back. One of his team mates had a lovely description of Ian on the Day “his kick outs were like lasers”

St Peregrines 0-11, Lucan Sarsfields 3-10

Lucan Sarsfields: Ian Brogan, Cormac Porter, Jake Dunne (captain) Eoin Power, Jake Mooney, Ronan Carberry, Daraigh Quinn, Finan Breen, Jack McCarthy, Brian Monaghan, Mark Gormley, Adam Smith, Kevin O’Reilly, Charlie Caseley, Evin Dowling, Ryan Brant, Adam Dunne, Harry Day, Niall Moynihan, Cillian Morrisey

Scorers: Jack McCarthy 0-5 Kevin O’Reilly 1-1 Evin Dowling 1-0 Brian Monaghan 1-0 Niall Moynihan 0-1 Charlie Caseley 0-2 Mark Gormley 0-1

Minor A Championship

Naomh Barrog vs Lucan Sarsfields, Sunday 12th September St Anne’s Park

A dull and breezy morning saw Lucan Sarsfields Minors take on Naomh Barrog in St. Anne’s Park, in our first game of the Championship.    After loosing at home to Barrog in the league we knew we had a stiff test in front of us.  Barrog were first on the score board with a point from play after 2 minutes.    Lucan hit back with 3 unanswered points, before Barrog made it 3 points to 2 with a  free.   Lucan responded immediately with a well taken goal from Matthew Coogan from an unfamiliar position of centre back.    The teams continued to trade scores up to the water break with Barrog staying in the game with free conversions.   At the water break Lucan lean 1-5 to 0-5.     After the water break the contest continued to ebb and flow in what was a very entertaining game.   Sean Harkness, was proving a nuisance for Barrog winning dirty ball all over the pitch, spraying super passes to team mates.   Barrog got a goal just before half time to retake the lead, before the teams traded 2 more points leaving the score at half time 1-8 to 1-9 to Barrog .    Free concessions were costing Lucan with the free tally at half time 12 to 4 in favour of Barrog, with 8 of the Barrog scores coming from frees.

Having discussed the reasons frees were awarded against us, adjustments were made at half time, and the 2nd half, with Lucan taking the lead again with 2 fine scores from Joey Dunne and Sean Harkness, but Barrog kept coming back and the sides were level at the 2nd water break.  After the 2nd water break Barrog got their noses in front again with a free and a score from play.    2 points down with 10 minutes to go we dug deep and found the resilience to claw our way back, led in no small part by the industrious Liam Garrigan and Alex Hickey in midfield and the superb Coogan at centre back who was inspirational clawing 5 Barrog puckouts out of the air in the last 10 minutes.   A fine score from Hugh Cuffe and a 65 from Joey Dunne put us 2 points up in extra time.   We resisted Barrogs efforts to grab a winner and saw it out on a scorelline of 1-18 to 1-16

Lucan Sarsfields;  Cathal Doody, Jack Doyle, Eoin Kilduff, Shane Coffey, Rossa Daly, Matthew Coogan (1-0), Michael Cunningham, Alex Hickey, Liam Garrigan (0-1), Conor Hylands (Haggis) (0-1), Joey Dunne (0-13, 6 from play), Finn Bruton, Brendan Kavanagh, Hugh Cuffe (0-1), Sean Harkness (0-2).   Subs Davey Mulqueen for Brendan Kavanagh (HT), Rian Fortune for Fiin Bruton (50 mins), Conor Sheary, Mickey Young, James Finn, Joey McSweeney.

Link to Niall Scullys report in the Independent

DLGFA U18 Championship Division 1 Group A

Foxrock Cabinteeely v Lucan Sarsfields, 13 September, 2021 18:30, Kilboggett Park

In the last group game of the championship, which was also the last Monday evening game, the Lucan Minor A Ladies Footballers made the trip through the light rush-hour traffic around the M50 to Kilboggett Park. Matches between these teams have been close all through the juvenile years, with FoxCab usually claiming the honours.

Within half a minute of referee David Murphy’s throw-in, the home team pointed with the first of their two scores before the water-break. Exactly one minute later, Lucan’s Cliodhna Ni Buchalla burst through the middle, shooting from 30m out only to go wide of the upright. Both teams fought hard in the middle of the pitch and then Phoebe Shannon settled Sarsfields nerves with a goal, followed up with a Sinead Daly point from play. FoxCab swarmed forward again, but shot wide twice more. In previous matches, FC were difficult to break down in their own half, and tonight was no different, but Daly at left corner forward was causing havoc for the hosts back line who could not help but concede frees, the second of which was converted by Ellen Lyons. From the  FoxCab kickout, the ball was moved very quickly to the other end and the second point for the home team signalled the water break with Lucan a goal ahead.

At the restart, Emma McGivneys kickout was turned over and converted, but her next one was true and Ni Bhuchalla made no mistake getting it over the bar this time. Rebecca O’Reilly followed suit as did Daly for her second. FoxCab were not letting their visitors have it their own way though, replying with a converted free and wonderful point from distance before finding the net themselves with a lucky goal. Erris Smith, breaking out and then maintaining her forward run, and was rewarded with the return pass, and a point for Lucan too. The Foxrock girls responded with another to level the game, and struck again to go into the midway interval a point up, 1-7 to 1-6.

The second half just continued on with both defences preventing and turning over the attacks until Emma O’Brien burst inside the 45 and shot the ball over the bar to level it again. The home team responded with another goal and for the next five minutes or so it was all Lucan, but both Daly and Lyons shot wides. McGivney needed attention following a great stop, but having got the all clear, her kickout was won and moved speedily to the other end where full forward, Mia Dunne, on for Shannon, blasted the ball into the back of the net. Level again, then FoxCab pointed a free just before the second water break. Shannon, back on the pitch, this time at half-forward for Lyons, opened the fourth quarter scoring with a point, followed up with a well taken Rebecca O’Reilly Goal to put Lucan four in front, where they stayed for the remainder of the encounter.  Foxrock took another point, but points from Ella Lacey and Daly and a well-deserved goal from Hannah Gibbs, put the game beyond doubt. All in all a very entertaining game of ladies football, full credit to both teams and management. It was great to see Lucan forwards back in numbers to help out in defence and also the defenders getting up the pitch to take scores too. Some terrific performances in all positions notably the backline controlled by Cara Ware.  Lucan top the group following this result and are awarded a home Semi-Final against Clontarf, runners up in Group B, to take place on Saturday 18th at 3pm.


Final Score: Foxrock Cabinteely 2-9, Lucan Sarsfields 4-11


Lucan Sarsfields: E. McGivney, L. Collins, C. Ware, S. Smith, R. O’Reilly (1-1), E. Smith (0-1), E. Lacey (0-1), E. O’Brien (0-1), C Ní Bhuchalla (0-1), A. Scott, A. Seery, E. Lyons (0-1f), S. Daly (0-4, 1f), P. Shannon (1-1), L. Dawson., L. Rooney, M. Dunne (1-0), H. Gibbs (1-0), AK. Clyne-Farrelly

Management: J. McGivney, G. Ryan, A. Lacey, M. O’Reilly.

U13A Ladies football match report AWAY to Sylvesters.

Score line  Sylvesters  3-6, Lucan Sarsfields 5-7, 

With the day perfect for football our under 13 A,s travelled to Malahide to take on an inform Sylvesters side. The game started fairly evenly with both teams trading scores . Sylvesters probably thought it was going to be an easy day after grabbing an early goal and a few points.Our girls went out on to the pitch after the water break with a point to prove and really put it up to them. The ever industrious Cara Coffey had them panicked and they couldn't stop her bursting runs through their defence and only for the crossbar we could have scored a few more goals.Cara along with Aoife Murphy and the inform Caoimhe McNally hitting them for 5 goals between them,  really rattled the opposition. Syls threw the kitchen sink at them but with the Lucan defence at full strength for this game and 3 fantastic saves from Ellen Eakins  we were always in control.2 well taken scores from Olivia Byrne and further points from a Coffey McNally Sadhbh Lynch and Chloe Newman sealed a good win for Lucan.Thats 2 wins from 2 games and with our last game coming up against Naomh Olafs. A win there will see us into the semi finals with home advantage. #itsallaboutthesquad. Report by Noel Simpson 

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