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Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes
October 07, 2021
What a good weekend for Lucan Sarsfields; Intermediate 2 camogie made it to the county final against Whitehall following a comprehensive win over Naomh Olaf, Senior Hurling, despite being level seven times against St Vincents, pushed on in the last couple of minutes to ensure they top the group, and now meet Craobh Chiaráin in the Championship Quarter Finals, all three junior teams also progress to the quarter finals following the draw for the A’s and wins for the B’s and C’s.
Coming up this weekend, Junior 4 Camogie will contest the Championship final against St Annes, Senior Camogie play in a shield semi-final against Faughs. Senior Football will play the last group game against Plunketts at O'Toole Park, and the inters and juniors also bring the group stages to their conclusions. In Juvenile camogie, Under 16A are into a championship semi-final v Ballyboden, Under 15A are into a championship semi-final vs Ballyboden, Under 14A are into a championship semi-final v Olafs, Under 13A are into championship semi-final v Kilmacud, and, Under 13B are into championship semi-final v Faughs. Other teams are still in the group stages. Please see our website for up-to-date fixtures and results.
The Dublin Masters have been drawn to face Mayo in the All Ireland football Semi Finals following the win last weekend, against Clare, best of Luck to Tommy Brennan and the Over-40 boys in Blue
Well done to everyone who donated and took part in Run4Pieta earlier this year. The total raised was €3091.92. Making the presentation to Dee Hayden (Pieta) on behalf of the club are Lucan Sarsfields intermediate ladies footballers, Abby Shiels, Patricia Gordon and Orlaith McKelvey. (Pictures: www.ilivephotos.com)
Parking at the clubhouse: As we return to dark evenings and training at the 12th Lock, we would like to remind everybody to slow down, please park in the overflow car park first if it is open before entering the main carpark, and if using the main carpark, enter by the main entrance gate, observe the one-way traffic flow-system and exit by the gate located next to the AWP.
A reminder to all our members and visitors, that except for assistance dogs, no dogs are permitted on our premises.
Our condolences to County Vice-Chairman, Ken O’Sullivan and his family on the death of his father John. Our condolences also to Pascal Jackman (former player and life member) and family on the passing of his brother Joe who died in New York in July and was interred in Wexford last week. May they rest in peace.
Congratulations to Junior Hurler, Donnacha Hussey and his partner Nicola Whyte on the arrival of baby Áine, and to Senior Hurler Johnny McCaffrey and his wife Paula Jean on the arrival of Charlie. Congratulations to all the proud parents and grandparents.
Irish Dancing school 'Scoil Rince Nolan Dunleavy' is coming to Lucan Sarsfields on Saturdays 11 to 12, Classes commence 9th of October. We would like to invite boys and girls to a complimentary class. For more information contact either Fidelma @ 087 9822954 or Letitia @ 087 6799106.
Hurley & Helmet Donations: A teacher in a local secondary school is trying to promote Camogie within the school with a view to taking part in school competitions. He has requested our assistance to collect some equipment and is looking for helmets or hurls that are no longer in use – the plan is that these hurls and helmets will be loaned by the club to the school for the duration of the year. Can you please have a look in your attic, sheds or garage for any usable hurls and helmets - they can be left into the Club café.
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
There was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot of €15,800 held on 7th October 2021.
The numbers drawn were:
15, 16, 24, 28
Lucky Dip winners of €30 each:
Caroline Casey, Tommy & Liam, Margaret Doyle, Gerald Gleeson, Matt O'Donovan
The Jackpot for the next draw, to be held on Thursday 14th October, is €16,200, and is sponsored by:
Lucan Village Pharmacy.
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
Go-Ahead Adult League Division 7b
Lucan Sarsfields B 3-10, St Margarets 4-18, @12th Lock
Go Ahead Senior A Hurling Championship Group 2
St Vincents 0-18, Lucan Sarsfields 1-19, @Parnell Park
Go-Ahead Camogie Championship Inter 2
Naomh Olaf 0-8, Lucan Sarsfields B 6-4, @Naomh Olaf
Go Ahead Junior C Hurling Championship Group 2
Lucan Sarsfields 5-15, Crumlin 0-5, @12th Lock
Go Ahead Junior G Hurling Championship Group 1
Lucan Sarsfields 1-14, Na Fianna 1-6, @12th Lock
Minor Football Championship A Group 1
Lucan Sarsfields 2-8, St Sylvesters 4-13, @Arthur Griffith Park
Minor Football Championship D Group 4
Lucan Sarsfields 3-5, Parnells 2-8, @Arthur Griffith Park
We Are Dublin Camogie Championship U16 Division 1 Group 2
Naomh Maur 2-7, Lucan Sarsfields A 2-7, @Naomh Maur
We Are Dublin Camogie Championship U16 Division 4
Naomh Olaf 4-2, Lucan Sarsfields B 2-1, @Naomh Olaf
U15 Football Feile Division 2 Gp.1
Naomh Barrog 1-4, Lucan Sarsfields A 4-12, @St Annes 14
U15 Football Feile Division 6 Gp.1
Castleknock B 4-13, Lucan Sarsfields B 0-2, @Porterstown
We Are Dublin Camogie Championship U14 Division 1 Group 2
Lucan Sarsfields A 3-15, Ballinteer St Johns A 1-6, @Lucan Sarsfields
We Are Dublin Camogie Championship U14 Division 4 Group 2
Naomh Olaf B 2-2, Lucan Sarsfields B 1-1, @Naomh Olaf
We Are Dublin Camogie Championship U13 Division 1 GR1
St Vincents 2-5, Lucan Sarsfields A 4-5, @St Vincents
We Are Dublin Camogie Championship U13 Division 5 GR2
Lucan Sarsfields B 7-1, Ballinteer St Johns B 2-1, @Lucan Sarsfields
Go Ahead Junior A Hurling Championship Group 2
Lucan Sarsfields 1-17, Faughs 2-14, @12th Lock
U16 Hurling A Championship Gp.3
Faughs 4-13, Lucan Sarsfields A 2-10, @Osprey Tymon Park
U16 Hurling D Championship
Lucan Sarsfields B 1-13, Castleknock B 2-8, @12th Lock
We Are Dublin Camogie Championship U15 Division 1 Group 1
Faughs/Celtic 3-7, Lucan Sarsfields 0-3, @Faughs/Celtic
U14 Football Cup Division 2 Gp.2
Castleknock A 5-4, Lucan Sarsfields A 1-11, @Porterstown
U14 Football Cup Division 12
Castleknock C 11-9, Lucan Sarsfields C 3-13, @Porterstown
U13 Football Grading League Div.1
Fingallians A 2-5, Lucan Sarsfields A 3-15, @Balheary
U13 Football Grading League Div.5
Lucan Sarsfields B 5-15, Geraldine P Moran 4-8, @Arthur Griffith Park
U13 Football Grading League Div.9
Lucan Sarsfields C 4-11, Crumlin 1-1, @Arthur Griffith Park
U13 Football Grading League Div.11
Lucan Sarsfields D -, Ballyboden St Endas E -, @Arthur Griffith Park
U12 Hurling A Group
St Vincents 1 lost to Lucan Sarsfields 1, @Fairview Park
U12 Hurling C Group 1
Ballyboden St Endas 2 lost to Lucan Sarsfields 2 2-7, @Ballycullen
U12 Hurling E Group 1
Raheny 2 won against Lucan Sarsfields 3, @St Annes 29
U12 Hurling F Group 1
Lucan Sarsfields 4 won against Naomh Mearnog 3, @St Catherines Park
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.
It was a very good weekend for our adult hurlers with all four teams progressing to the Championship Quarter-finals, after three wins and a draw – see match reports below. This weekend the three minor teams are in championship action in the final group games, with quarter-final places up for grabs. All three teams are scheduled to play at home on Sunday morning; A’s v Oliver Plunketts, B’s v Round Towers, C’s v Faughs.
Dublin Senior Hurling Championship - Parnell Park, 3/10/2021
Lucan Sarsfields 1-19 St Vincents 0-18
This final round Championship group game at Parnell Park was preceded by a minutes silence for Jack Butler (RIP) who was a very generous sponsor and great supporter of the Lucan senior team. What followed was a fitting tribute to Jack also as Lucan showed a combination of determination and composure to secure a deserved victory and progression to the quarter-finals as group winners. The early exchanges were tight with Eoghan O’Conghaile opening the scoring with a point from play. Four pointed frees from Ciaran Dowling and a monster effort from distance by Chris Crummey helped Lucan to a narrow lead, 0-6 to 0-5 at the water break. The second quarter continued to be evenly contested with both teams adding just 3 points each, Lucan’s coming from two Dowling frees and another long distance drive from Crummey. It remained tit for tat after the break with never more than a point or two between the sides. Conditions were a bit slippy underfoot after some heavy showers and both teams struggled at times to move the ball fluently. Lucan retained a narrow advantage, 0-16 to 0-15 at the second sos uisce. However Vincents had edged ahead in the final quarter before the decisive moment of the game came. Ciaran Dowling won a good ball in the corner and headed for the goals before rifling to the roof of the net for the games only goal. That put Lucan two ahead and they finished strongly to win by four in the end. Overall, it was a competent performance from Lucan. The defence was solid throughout with Alan Murphy, Paul Rigney and John Bellew putting in notable performances, in front of Seanie McClelland who was very assured in goal. Lucan’s backs accounted for five points from play, including three great efforts from Chris Crummey. Up front, Eoghan O’Conghaile showed good workrate, while Ciaran Dowling was excellent from placed balls and took his goal chance brilliantly. Charlie Keher added three nice points when introduced in the second half. Lucan now progress to meet Craobh Chiarán in the quarter final
Lucan team/scorers: S McClelland, A Murphy, P Rigney (0-1), L Walsh, J Bellew (0-1), C Crummey (0-3), M McCaffrey, J McCaffrey, R Smith (0-1), E O’Conghaile (0-1), P Kelly, C Walsh, D Flannery, C Dowling (1-9, 0-8f), P Crummey. Subs introduced: C Keher (0-3), B Aird, C McHugh, R Ward.
Junior A Hurling Championship
Lucan Sarsfields 1-17 Faughs 2-14.
Lucan Junior A’s secured a Championship quarter-final place as group winners with this hard-fought draw with Faughs at the 12th Lock. Lucan were missing a couple of regulars but still fielded a strong team. They started well and an early goal by Emmet Allen helped establish a lead which was five points at the first break, 1-7 to 0-5. Dylan Kelly, Evin Dowling and Colm Keenan all contributed good scores from distance. The second quarter was more even as the visitors started to win more possession. Lucan held the 5 point advantage, 1-9 to 0-7, at half time. A Faughs goal early in the second half got them back into the game and reduced the deficit to three going into the final quarter. A second goal inside the last 10 minutes put the game into the melting pot. A couple of good points from the hard working Rory Stapleton seemed to have given Lucan the edge again but Faughs had the final say and managed to draw level with the final puck of the game. Overall, a fair result on the night and a draw was enough for Lucan who remain unbeaten and can progress to the quarter-finals with confidence, though with plenty to work on. Eoghan Seery impressed most in defence while Evin Dowling picked off some very good scores in the forward line.
Lucan team/scorers: D O’Neill, E Seery, R Twomey, T Behan, G Millea, L Murphy, A McNulty, E O’Connor (0-1), C Keenan (0-1), I Crowley (0-1), E Allen (1-2), R Stapleton (0-2), A Lee (0-1), D Kelly (0-2), E Dowling (0-7, 0-2f). Subs introduced; F Clandillon, K Masterson, C O’Maolmhána, J McCarthy.
Junior C Hurling Championship
12th lock, 03/10/2021
Lucan Sarsfields 5-14 Crumlin 0-4
Lucan Junior B’s had a very comfortable win in this third round Championship game and secured a place in the quarter final as group winners. It was a mismatch from the beginning and will have been of little benefit for either team. Lucan had three goals in the first quarter and the game was already over as a contest by the first break. By half time it was 4-12 to 0-1. The Lucan goals came from Ciaran Keane, Killian Boylan (2) and Andy Carroll. To their credit, Crumlin kept battling and were somewhat more competitive in a low scoring second half. Lucan added a fifth goal from Evan Lombard. A very comfortable morning for Lucan but they will face tougher tests as they seek to retain their championship in the weeks ahead.
Lucan Team/scorers: L Finnerty, S Kelly, K Roche, T Clandillon, J Mullins (0-1), P Fagan, B O’Toole, J Byrne, S Donohue, A Hanley (0-1), E Lombard (1-2), C Keane (1-3, 0-3f), K Boylan (2-3), M Gormley, A Carroll (1-4). Subs introduced: E Connolly, J Cavanagh, A Glover, J O’Connor, A Finnerty.
Junior G Hurling Championship
Lucan Sarsfields 1-14 Na Fianna 1-6
Lucan played the final qualifying group game at home in AGP3 knowing a win would guarantee progression to the knock-out stages of the championship. Despite having beaten Na Fianna earlier in the year in the league, nothing was taken for granted. 23 players lined out on what was a cold and blustery afternoon. Although winning the toss and playing with the wind, Na Fianna got the opening score as they settled into the game a little quicker. Jake Morris eventually got two scores for us as we recalibrated and started to figure out how to play against an over-crowded defence. Shaun Keegan, Charley Caseley and Finan Breen all added scores to leave us 6-1 up at the small break. The same players plus a Paddy Kennedy 65 pushed the advantage out to 13-2 at half time. No clear cut goal chances were presented as the extra numbers around the back closed off any opportunities.
After the break, Lucan dug in and limited Na Fianna to two converted frees. They eventually got a goal but a quick reply from a Caseley placed ball kept the margin at double-scores. Lucan kept the pressure-game up for the last 15 minutes and made few mistakes. Na Fianna converted two more frees but a Caseley goal from a free wide on the right was enough to keep the home side ahead and ensure progress to the next round. Final score Lucan 1-14 to Na Fianna 1-6
Team & Scorers: J Myler; F Ward, R Moloney, D Murphy; C O'Brien, P Kennedy (0-1 65), D Coogan; E Higgins, L O'Connor; C Caseley (1-6: 1-4f), C Hogan, S Keegan (0-3); J Morris (0-2), F Breen (0-2), E Power; R Hearne, P Farrell, C Ryan, M O'Shea, S Egan; M Connolly, R Brant, R Hazley.
U16 Hurling D Championship, 2 October, 2021
Lucan Sarsfields B,1-13 - Castleknock B, 2-8
Lucan played into a stiff breeze in the first half and struggled against the pacy, precise and increasingly confident Castleknock attackers trailing by 8 points (0-6 to 2-8) at half time. Our boys set about the second half with renewed determination, keeping their opponents scoreless throughout and clawing back the lead point by point. There was never a sense of panic but with 2 minutes remaining lucan were still trailing by a single point. Their patience was rewarded with a well taken goal to leave the score at 1-13 to 2-8 where it finished. Game was characterised by the sporting manner in which both teams played and was a memorable 2 point win against local rivals
We Are Dublin Camogie Championship U13 Division 5 GR2
Lucan Sarsfields A 7-1 - Ballinteer St Johns A 2-1
Lucan Sarsfields topped their group with an impressive victory on a breezy afternoon in St Catherine Park in the U13 Division 5 camogie championship. Ballinteer opened the scoring with a goal, which was soon followed up by a Lexi Griffin goal for Lucan. A close-range effort from Eva Bennet gave Lucan the halftime lead. Both Lucan scorers in the first half were playing their second game of camogie since joining the panel and were immediately contributing to their team.
The second half started like the first, with a Ballinteer goal to level the tie. But Lucan were only getting started and with the elements behind them, lay siege on the Ballinteer goals. Lucan showed great teamwork resulting in 5 of the forwards scoring goals. The Lucan defence, along with a strong performance from Abbey Harkin in goal, held firm despite Ballinteer’s determination to battle their way back into the game. Ava Malone scored a lovely point from distance to seal the win.
Scorers: Ruby Glynn 2-0, Eva Bennet, Laura Moran, Alex O’Shea, Erica O’Regan, Lexi Griffin (1-0 each), Ava Malone (0-1)
Lucan Sarsfields Team: Abbey Harkin, Clara Reid, Emma Cronin, Louise Brennan, Alannah Forde, Sarah McBrearty, Jennifer Walsh, Laura Moran, Ava Malone, Ruby Glynn, Heidi Simpson, Erica O’Regan, Lexi Griffin, Eva Bennet, Lily Dunne, Alex O’Shea and Molly Coleman.