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Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes

September 23, 2021

In the @GoAheadIreland Dublin SHC on Sunday, Lucan Sarsfields made it two out of two with a ten point win over St Judes at Parnell Park, The next game will be against St Vincents to decide the group. Anyone who missed the match can watch it on the DubsTV channel on YouTube.  (picture credit:

Our Junior A’s and Junior B’s have effectively secured a place in the quarter-finals, while the Seniors are in a good position to progress with one game remaining,  and the Junior C’s still very much in contention also.  The final round of group games is on the weekend of Oct 2nd/3rd.  This weekend sees the Minors in action in Championship Round 2, with the Minor A’s and B’s both at home to Kilmacud Crokes and the Minor C’s travelling to Balbriggan to face O’Dwyers.  All games throw in at 11am Sunday morning.

Lucan Sarsfields Senior Footballers are in Parnell Park at 4pm on Saturday to face Round Towers Lusk in the second group game, while the intermediates are at home to Ballymun. The Junior A’s and B’s will both play Fingallions on Sunday, the A’s at home, B’s in swords and the C’s are at home to St. Annes.

Tickets for Parnell Park can be purchased in advance, see here for more details, and the game will also be shown live on the DubsTV Youtube channel.

Our Senior Camogie team, meanwhile, played a second draw to leave them second in the table, a win vs. Vincents on Sunday will guarantee progression in this years championship; the Intermediates will take on CBC/Portobello, and all three junior teams are also at home on Sunday Morning, the Junior 4s in a semi-final against Clontarf and the Junior 5s in a Shield final against Ballyboden.

In Ladies Football the Minor B’s have made it to the Div5 Championship final against Crumlin at Pearse Park, and the Minor C’s will be in the Division 6 Shield Final against Cuala at the club, both games at 3pm on Saturday.  

On Wednesday evening, the Junior B's secured a 1 point win in the league at home to Cuala and the Intermediates recorded a draw away to Parnells, in a thrilling encounter at Chanel  (pictures credit:

Congratulations to Lucan Sarsfields Tommy Brennan who bagged a goal, and all on the Dublin Masters football panel who defeated Kildare for their second win of the Masters Championship. Read the full report here

Dermot Earley Youth Leadership Initiative. The Expression of interest for Dermot Earley Youth Leadership Initiative (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. 

If you have any interest in becoming a facilitator for this initiative or need any more information please email

About the Initiative: DEYLI has seen over 800 young GAA 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.

Sport Ireland have released an interactive toolkit designed to provide practical support to sports bodies, to recruit, develop and retain women in coaching.

The Toolkit is informed by research conducted by Sport Ireland into active and inactive coaches/instructors in Ireland on their coaching experiences. The Sport Ireland Women in Coaching Research Report 2021 identified barriers to progression in coaching which included time constraints; sexism and gender related issues; lack of confidence; lack of National Governing Body & club support and parental factors.

The Women in Coaching Toolkit aims to overcome these barriers to participation and progression for women coaches and to encourage, support and drive organisational change. Thus ensuring female coaches are visible and involved at every level of their sport and an environment exists where all coaches flourish. 

For more information, please click here

Plans are currently underway to mark the 50th anniversary of Féile na nGael and all involved are looking forward to the October celebrations. To commemorate and celebrate this special milestone for Féile na nGael, all clubs that participated in the 2021 John West Féile will be entered into a draw which will take place on Friday 24th September to have the chance to play in Croke Park, with games taking place over three days, October 23rd, 24th, and 25th.

These celebrations will be representative of clubs from all 32 counties and organisers very much look forward to welcoming all lucky winners to Croke Park to what is guaranteed to be a huge festival of football, hurling an camogie.

In addition to the Croke Park experience, and to mark the 50th anniversary of the first-ever Féile, each club that participated in the 2021 John West Féile will be entered into a draw for the chance to win one of 32 sets of McKeever Sports training jerseys. Read the full article here

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 €15,400

There was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot of €15,000 held on 23rd September 2021. 

The numbers drawn were: 

1, 12, 13, 21 

Lucky Dip winners of €30 each:  

Mark Hanley, Olive Benson, Don Crowley, Chris O'Grady and Eoghan Williams

The Jackpot for the next draw, to be held on Thursday 30th September, is €15400, and is sponsored by:

Clandillon Motors

The draw, managed by Cormac Gordon, 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 Intermediate Ladies Football Championship Group A

Parnells 4-11, Lucan Sarsfields 5-8 @Chanel

Go-Ahead Adult Ladies Football League Division 9 

Lucan Sarsfields C 3-6, Cuala D 2-8 @12th Lock  @ 20/09/2021

U18 Ladies Football Shield Division 6 Knock Out Stages

Lucan Sarsfields C 5-10, St Marys Saggart 2-8 @Saggart 


Go Ahead Senior A Hurling Championship Group 2

St Judes 2-15, Lucan Sarsfields 5-16 @Parnell Park 

Go-Ahead Camogie Championship Senior 1 Group A

Lucan Sarsfields 2-7, Kilmacud Crokes 1-10 @Lucan Sarsfields

Go-Ahead Junior C Hurling Championship Group 2

Naomh Olaf 0-7, Lucan Sarsfields 4-20 @Pairc Ui Bhriain

Go-Ahead Junior G Hurling Championship Group 1 

Skerries Harps 1-12, Lucan Sarsfields 3-13 @Skerries

Minor Football Championship A Group 1 

Lucan Sarsfields 0-9, Kilmacud Crokes 4-20 @Arthur Griffith Park

Minor Football Championship D Group 4 

Naomh Barrog -, Lucan Sarsfields - @Pairc Barrog

Minor Football Championship E South Group 2

Lucan Sarsfields 2-10, Cuala 5-7 @Arthur Griffith Park 

We Are Dublin Camogie Championship U16 Division 1 Group 2

Lucan Sarsfields A 2-20, Naomh Brid 1-6 @Lucan Sarsfields 

We Are Dublin Camogie Championship U16 Division 4 

Lucan Sarsfields B 1-7, Craobh Chiarain 1-1 @Lucan Sarsfields

U15 Football Feile Division 2 Gp.1 

Lucan Sarsfields A 2-9, St Sylvesters A 6-13 @12th Lock

U15 Football Feile Division 6 Gp.1

Kilmacud Crokes B 3-14, Lucan Sarsfields B 2-7 @Silver Park 

We Are Dublin Camogie Championship U14 Division 1 Group 2

Lucan Sarsfields A 4-14, Ballyboden St Endas A 2-2 @Lucan Sarsfields 

We Are Dublin Camogie Championship U14 Division 4 Group 2

Ballyboden St Endas B 4-1, Lucan Sarsfields B 1-4 @Ballyboden St Endas 

We Are Dublin Camogie Championship U13 Division 1 GR1 

Na Fianna A 3-2, Lucan Sarsfields A 3-4 @Na Fianna 

We Are Dublin Camogie Championship U13 Division 5 GR2

Lucan Sarsfields B 2-1, Trinity Gaels 4-0 @Lucan Sarsfields 


Go Ahead Junior A Hurling Championship Group 2

Skerries Harps 2-13, Lucan Sarsfields 4-17 @Skerries

U18 Ladies Football Championship Division 5 Knock Out Stages

Lucan Sarsfields B 1-18, Ballyboden St Endas B 4-3 @12th Lock

U18 Ladies Football Championship Division 1 Knock Out Stages

Lucan Sarsfields 2-9, Clontarf A 3-9 @12th Lock

U18 Ladies Football Championship Division 9 Knock Out Stages

Na Fianna D 3-10, Lucan Sarsfields D 1-4 @St Mobhi Road 

We Are Dublin Camogie Championship U15 Division 1 Group 1 

Lucan Sarsfields 3-2, Naomh Jude 1-6 @Lucan Sarsfields

U16 Hurling A Championship Gp.3 

Thomas Davis 3-8, Lucan Sarsfields A 4-20 @Kiltipper Rd

U16 Hurling D Championship 

Bohernabreena St Columbas 2-18, Lucan Sarsfields B 0-9 @Bohernabreena

U14 Football Cup Division 2 Gp.2 

Lucan Sarsfields A 5-8, St Sylvesters A 3-6 @12th Lock

U14 Football Cup Division 6 Gp.1 

Lucan Sarsfields B 12-12, Good Counsel Liffey Gaels 7-2 @12th Lock

U14 Football Cup Division 12 

Lucan Sarsfields C 7-12, Ballyboden St Endas D 6-5 @Arthur Griffith Park

U13 Football Grading League Div.1 

Lucan Sarsfields A 3-6, Clontarf A 2-11 @Arthur Griffith Park

U13 Football Grading League Div.5 

Wanderers 5-8, Lucan Sarsfields B 5-24 @Frank Kelly Park

U13 Football Grading League Div.11 

Na Fianna D 2-4, Lucan Sarsfields D 1-9 @St Vincents School

U12 Hurling A Group

Na Fianna 1 win vs Lucan Sarsfields 1 @St Vincents School

U12 Hurling C Group 1

Lucan Sarsfields 2 win vs, St Vincents 2 @St Catherines Park

U12 Hurling E Group 1

Na Fianna 3 1-1 loss vs Lucan Sarsfields 3 @St Vincents School

U12 Hurling F Group 1

Skerries Harps 2 win vs Lucan Sarsfields 4 @Ballast Pit


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

Senior Hurling Championship

Parnell Park, 19/9/2021

Lucan Sarsfields 5-16  St Judes 2-15.


This was a significant win for Lucan’s seniors in what is a very competitive Championship Group.  Lucan have not been known for their goal-scoring exploits but it was a flurry of first half goals that proved decisive on this occasion.   The first score of the game was a very well taken goal by Eoghan O’Conghaile in the 2nd minute.  Judes responded well to that and had taken the lead but a second Lucan goal, opportunistically taken by Ciaran Dowling, in the 10th minute helped Lucan to a 2-3 to 0-6 lead at the first water break.   Dowling goaled again after 20 minutes but Judes then had a period of ascendancy and a goal and some well taken points had them level in the 28th minute, 3-4 to 1-10.  Lucan responded again though and Paul Crummey had the final say of the half with Lucan’s fourth goal and a halftime lead, 4-6 to 1-10.  Lucan played their best hurling early in the second half with Eoghan O’Conghaile again opening the scoring with a well taken point.  Lucan remained on top and led 4-12 to 1-14 at the second water break and stretched that further in the final quarter to win 5-16 to 2-15.  Paul Crummey again had the final say with Lucan’s fifth goal well into injury time, cancelling out a Judes goal a minute earlier.  Overall this was a solid and composed performance by Lucan, particularly in the second half.  They matched Judes for intensity and had a bit more craft when needed to create and take scoring opportunities.  Sean McClelland acquitted himself very well in a first championship start in goals, while Alan Murphy stood out in a very solid full back line.  John Bellew did an excellent marking job on Judes key man, Danny Sutcliffe, while the midfield pairing of Ronan Smith and Johnny McCaffrey held sway in that department.  Eoghan O’Conghaile had an excellent outing in the half forward line, while inside forwards Ciaran Dowling and Paul Crummey did most of the damage on the score board.  Despite having two wins secured, Lucan still need to win their final group game against St Vincents to be sure of a quarter-final place and that is sure to be a very tough test also.


Lucan team/scorers:  S McClelland, A Murphy, P Rigney, L Walsh, J Bellew, C Crummey (0-1), M McCaffrey, J McCaffrey (0-1), R Smith (0-2), E O’Conghaile (1-1), K Fitzgerald, C Walsh, D Flannery (0-1), C Dowling (2-6, 0-4f), P Crummey (2-2).  Subs introduced: P Kelly (0-1), C Keher (0-1), C McHugh, B Aird.

Click here for the Match Report


Junior A Hurling Championship

Skerries, 18/9/2021

Skerries Harps 2-13  Lucan Sarsfields 4-17.


Lucan Junior A’s made the trip to Skerries whom they had defeated to win the league title just a few weeks earlier.  But this time it was championship and the hosts provided tougher opposition.  After a tense opening when both teams missed some scorable opportunities, Lucan gradually gained an edge and two goals from CJ Smith helped establish an early advantage.  A third goal by Anto Lee before half-time had Lucan leading very comfortably at the break, 3-7 to 0-7.  However, Skerries fought back well in the third quarter scoring 1-2 without reply to narrow the gap to just 5 points.  Lucan responded again to lead 3-11 to 1-10 at the water break.  Shortly after the resumption, Cathal O’Maolmhána scored a fourth goal after a well worked team move, that effectively killed off the hosts resistance and Lucan were comfortable enough from there to the finish.  This was a good performance by Lucan who were made work harder for the win than the final scoreline might suggest.   Dan O’Neill was very solid in goals, behind a full back line in which Eoghan Seery was most prominent, making a very welcome return to competitive action after a long injury layoff.  Luke Murphy read the game well at centre back and the midfield pairing of Eoghan O’Connor and Barry Aird worked hard as usual, while CJ Smith was most effective in a forward line, with Emmet Allen also picking off some nice points.   The depth of the panel was shown by the significant impact made by the subs introduced also.


Lucan team/scorers:  D O’Neill, E Seery, R Twomey, T Behan, G Millea, L Murphy, P Smith, B Aird (0-2), E O’Connor, D Kavanagh, E Allen (0-4), R Stapleton (0-1), A Lee (1-1), CJ Smith (2-1), E Dowling (0-6, 0-5f).  Subs introduced; I Crowley, C O’Maolmhána (1-2), D Kelly, P Ward.



Junior C Hurling Championship

Sandyford, 19/9/2021

Naomh Olafs 0-7  Lucan Sarsfields 4-20


Lucan Junior B’s had a very comfortable win in this second round Championship game and have effectively secured a place in the quarter final.  Lucan dominated possession from the beginning but some wayward shooting kept the scores to a minimum and led by only 0-3 to 0-1 at the water break.  They pulled clear in the second quarter to lead 1-9 to 0-1 at half time, helped by a well finished goal from James Cavanagh.  The scores came more freely at both ends in the second half but Lucan remained dominant with a hat-trick of goals from the excellent Andy Carroll complementing a host of good pints from Evan Lombard and Ciaran Keane in particular.  Lucan will face tougher tests head as they look to retain this Championship which they won last year.


Lucan Team/scorers:  L Finnerty, S Kelly, K Roche, E Connolly, J Mullins (0-1), P Fagan, I Fitzgerald, A Finnerty, S Donohue, M Gormley, E Lombard (0-4), C Keane (0-9, 0-5f), K Boylan (0-2), J Cavanagh (1-1), A Carroll (3-2).  Subs introduced: A Glover (0-1), J O’Connor, T Clandillon.



Junior G Hurling Championship

Skerries, 19/09/2021

Skerries Harps 1-12  Lucan Sarsfields 3-13.

Lucan made the relatively lengthy trip to the northeast of the county to play the second string of the coastal Skerries Harps on Sunday afternoon looking to round off the second round of hurling championship group games with a clean sweep of positive results. Playing against the breeze, Lucan were behind 4-2 at the first water break. The margin was reduced at halftime to a score of 6-5 in what was a scrappy affair played out on a pitch with grass that was really too long for the small-ball game. Three placed balls converted for both sides meant that the scoring from play was quite low. 

After the break, Finan Breen brought Lucan level before Skerries - gaining a foothold - got 1-1 to open up the biggest lead of the game. Lucan were improving though and Breen responded again before Brian Fagan worked Eoin Power in for Lucan's first goal which was slightly fortuitous. Power then pointed which was followed by another goal from Daraigh Quinn. Paddy Kennedy put over a rousing score from deep to move Lucan four ahead, which was narrowed to three at the end of the third quarter. Lucan kept the scoreboard moving in the final quarter as the hosts tired a little. Cillian Hogan got on the scoreboard before Ciaran O'Brien scored the third goal which put further daylight between the teams. Lucan subs made a good contribution and brought additional energy in what was a very warm afternoon. Lucan finished the game on a scoreline of 3-13 to 1-12 and now play Na Fianna in what will probably be a straight shoot-out to determine the second and third placings in the group. 

Team & Scorers: J Myler; F Ward, R Moloney, C O'Neill; C O'Brien (1-1), P Kennedy (0-1), D Coogan; E Higgins, L O'Connor (0-6: 0-4f); D Quinn (1-1), C Hogan (0-1), F Breen (0-2); S Keegan, B Fagan, E Power (1-1); E Gately, M O'Malley, P Farrell, M O'Shea, C Ryan; R Brant, R Hazley.  

Lucan Sarsfield U13 Division 5 championship 19/9/2021

Final score: Lucan Sarsfield 2-01 Trinity Gaels 4-0

Lucan Sarsfield’s very nearly pulled off a comeback victory on a sunny afternoon at the Twelfth Lock.

Trinity Gaels started strongly and were first to score with a goal in the first quarter. As the first half progressed, Lucan were unlucky not to score, but 2 more goals from Trinity Gaels gave them a 3-goal lead at half time.

Lucan stormed back into the game after half time. Heidi Simpson started the comeback with a close-range finish, and a ground strike from Ruby Glynn for another goal made it a one score game. Lucan kept applying pressure in the third quarter and Muireann Ni Bhuachalla scored a lovely point to leave two points between the teams.

The crossbar and some inspired goal line defending from Trinity Gaels prevented Lucan from taking the lead. Just before the final whistle Trinity Gaels scored a breakaway goal to seal the win.

The game was very competitive, entertaining and played with great spirit by both teams. The girls showed great work rate, resilience and a lot of skills throughout the game and held Trinity Gaels to just 1 score in the 2nd half. All the players should be very proud of their efforts.

Special credit is due to Eva Bennet who came from Mayo on Sunday morning to make her Camogie debut for Sarsfield’s and put in a massive performance. Thanks also to U12 players Eve Harkin and Muireann Ni Bhuachalla who came into the team at late notice and delivered big performances.

Final score: Lucan Sarsfield 2-01 Trinity Gaels 4-0

Lucan Team: Abbey Harkin, Emma Cronin, Eva Benett, Sarah McBrearty, Erica O’Regan, Ava Malone, Alex O’Shea, Heidi Simpson, Ruby Glynn, Molly Coleman, Lily Dunne, Eve Harkin and Muireann Ni Bhuachalla

Ladies Football Division 9 Minor Championship Semifinal

Na Fianna 3-10,Lucan Sarsfields D 1-4

18/09/2021 Mobhi Road

A Championship semi final away to Na Fianna, unfortunately turned out to be the final game at Minor level for our 2003 girls. A very spirited performance from start to finish, it just wasn't our day in front of goal, as we hit the woodwork 4 times. Na Fianna were very accurate with their score taking and got 2 early goals but we stayed in touch with great points from Aoibhin, Abbie and Aisling. 7 points down at halfway but we had played some great football and were still very much in the game. We worked even harder in the second half, Sara got a fantastic goal after a 30 metre run, but we just missed out on a number of other chances. Na Fianna had chances too but our girls were determined to end the season properly and we kept them out with some excellent blocks and saves. There were a few tears at fulltime as it sank in that an amazing juvenile journey from nursery to minor had come to an end. Very proud of how the girls played all year. Great heart and team spirit through out, we couldn't ask for any more. Special mention to Ailbhe, Ciara F, Emma and Mia who couldn't make the game, sorry we couldn't get a win to have one more day out. Massive thanks to the U16B mentors and girls for their help with players and support throughout the year, we definitely wouldn't have managed without you. Also to U15s for help this week, as the move to Saturday games hit our numbers. Hard to believe the season is done but happy to see our players show such great heart and give everything they had in the Lucan minor jerseys one last time.

Lucan Sarsfields: Ciara Nic Craith, Nadia Carron Kavanagh, Alex Jones, Caoimhe Dolan, Aoife O'Driscoll, Sara Lovett, Aoibhin Sharkey, Aisling McAuley, Abbie Delemare, Rebecca McGrath, Saoirse Balfe, Bláithnaid Nií Duibhir, Ella Murphy, Emma Kavanagh, Aisling Colfer, Fina Keller, Tara Curran , Faye Sutcliffe

Scorers: A Sharkey 0-2 (0-1f), A Delemare 0-1, A McAuley 0-1, S Lovett 1-0

Lucan Sarsfields U11H Report 

Date: 18/9/21

Venue: AGP1

Opposition: Round Towers (Lusk)

Competition: Go-Games (x2)

Match 1 Report:

Lucan U11 boys took on Round Towers of Lusk on a sunny September afternoon in AGP1. Round Towers were quicker out of the block scoring 1-1. Lucan settled into the game and with some great display of defending from Victor Adankin some great passing and striking from Oisin Brady and Liam Dunne put themselves in the lead by half time. 

In the second half both parents and mentors enjoyed an open display of hurling with great scores from Tómas McSweeney and Daniel Carrol. Towers also rose to the challenge and the game finished with just a single point between them in the end. 

Squad 1:

Adam Alhadi, Victor Adankin, Óisin Brady, Daniel Carroll, Tomás McSweeney, Conor O’Keefe, Liam Dunne, Peter Hickey, Liam Kelly, Andrew McGarry

Match 2 Report:

 A dominant display from this team today. The boys were given some personal targets and its safe to say they achieved them. They were driven on from the middle of the park by Dylan Hearn and Cormac Hallinan. Good performances from Daniel Hartigan in goals and Matthew Doherty up front. Kyle Mc Cormac also gave another strong performance.

Squad 2:

Luke Delaney, Matthew Doherty, Luke Flynn, Dylan Hearn, Andrew Smyth, Darragh Lynn, Kyle Mc Cormac, Cormac Hallinan, Jesse Byrne, Lucas Long, Daniel Hartigan

Match 3 Report:

This was a very strong performance from this team, scoring 6-15 against a physical opposition.  Lucan stood up well driven forward by Johnny Donovan well supported by Quinn, Daire, Jack and Leon. A real team performance

Squad 3:

Daire Sheehan, Leon Brennan, Jack Biggs, Dylan Walsh, Johnny Donovan, Alex Mahon, Darragh McAndrews, Quinn Damer, Dáithi Reilly, Conor Colohan, Ronan Kelly

Match 4 Report:

Fantastic performance from this team in a very competitive game. Cameron Lindsay gets a special mention for driving the team on. Mentors were very happy with the skill improvement on show.

Squad 4:

Darragh Kelly, Liam Gamble, Alex Neville, Cian McGowan, Titouan Pont-Dagard, Eoghan Cawley, Matthew Fogarty, Cameron Lindsay, Caolan Gallagher, Samuel DeLacy 

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