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Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes
November 01, 2021
Congratulations to our double-double U14 ladies, who completed the Camogie League and Championship Division 1 doubles, a short week after doing the same for the ladies football U14A. A super achievement by the players and mentors, and with thanks to Jersey Sponsor, Irish Pipeline Components
Congratulations also the U16A Camogie team who captured the Division 1 county championship, again well done to the team and mentors.
A big Championship semi-finals weekend for our adult hurlers proved to be a rather disappointing one as our Seniors and Junior As lost out to Na Fianna and Ballyboden respectively. This brings a long season to an end for both these teams and all the players and mentors involved are to be commended for their dedicated efforts throughout the year. However the Junior Bs had a two point win over Erins Isle and progress to the championship final, seeking an amazing third championship in a row, where Ballyboden will provide the opposition in two weeks time. See match reports below.
Next weekend is the turn of the Senior Footballers as they take on St Judes in the county semi-final on Saturday at 5:15pm in Parnell Park. RTE2 have announced that they will be showing the match live, but as its the first senior football semi-final in ten years, it would be great to have huge support at the game as we bid to reach our first Dublin Football Championship Final since 1896, 125 years ago!. Watch out for ticket details on Facebook and Twitter during the coming week.
The Junior C Footballers also play their semifinal away to Cuala on Sunday afternoon
Our Minor A hurlers play in a championship semi-final away to Raheny on Sunday at 11am, while the U21 hurling championships also start on Saturday.
Alsp commencing on Sunday is the Minor Camogie Championship and the U20 championship group stages continue with the Junior C's at home to commercials on Tuesday (7:30pm)
The 2021 Annual General Meeting of Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club will take place on Thursday November 25th at 9pm.
Due to the ongoing restrictions in place, the meeting will be conducted online on Microsoft Teams. Any full member wishing to attend should send an email to the below address by 11th November 2021. All proposed motions, recommendations and nominations for Officer Positions on the Executive (including floor members) should be submitted using the form below to the Club Secretary, by 11th November, 2021. All submissions must be made in writing or by email.
They can be posted to the Club address or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The big money winner this week is Patrick Hennelly, who matched all four numbers drawn on Thusday nights lotto, and scooped the €17,000 jackpot, many congratulations!!
Lucan Healthy Clubs and our Junior C footballers are asking for leftover unwanted sweets from Halloween Trick or Treaters. A Box will be located in the cafe from Monday. These will then be donated to Lucan Homeless Donations
Deepest sympathies to Orla Rooney and family on the recent adeath of her mother, Mary McCarthy. May she rest in peace.
Please note that the Club and car park areas will be used by the HSE as a Pop-Up Vaccination center on Thursday next, November 4th between 09:30am and 3:30 pm. For more details on walk in vaccination clinics and the Pfizer Vaccine, please see www.hse.ie
Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes
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Some of our senior footballers were up at the LCDU Academy on Saturday morning, to help the boys and girls at the nursery improve on their skills!
Also spotted at the Academy was Paw Patrols' Marshall, who evaded the normally vigilant Car Park Marshall, Mike Hanley ;) and made his way to the All Weather Pitch, to join in with the fun! When asked whether he had seen the 'No Dogs Allowed' Sign, he wagged his tail and woofed in reply. Mike later explained that as Marshall was a service dog, he was of course allowed on the premises, so no foul there!!
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 1 winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot of €17,00 held on 28th October 2021.
The numbers drawn were:
14, 20, 22, 25
Lucky Dip winners of €30 each
Brian Mahon, Tommy & Liam (x 2), Mick Roche, Pat Keane
The Jackpot for the next draw, to be held on Thursday 4th October, is €1000, and is sponsored by:
The draw, managed by Seamus Clandillon, 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 Senior A Hurling Championship Semi Final
Lucan Sarsfields 0-12, Na Fianna 1-20 @Parnell Park
Go Ahead Junior A Hurling Championship Semi Final
Ballyboden St Endas 1-23, Lucan Sarsfields 1-14 @Pairc Ui Murchu
Go Ahead Junior C Hurling Championship Semi Final
Erins Isle 0-16, Lucan Sarsfields 0-17 @Finglas
Go Ahead U20 Camogie Championship Division 1 Gr2
St Oliver Plunkett/Eoghan Ruadh 2-5, Lucan Sarsfields 8-13 @St Oliver Plunkett/Eoghan Ruadh
Minor Football A / B Championship Shield
Cuala 0-11, Lucan Sarsfields 4-8 @Hyde Park
We Are Dublin Camogie Championship U16 Division 4
Ballyboden St Endas B 5-4, Lucan Sarsfields B 2-6 @Ballyboden St Endas
We Are Dublin U16 Camogie Championship Finals
Naomh Maur 0-13, Lucan Sarsfields 3-6 @National Sports Campus-Abbotstown-Blanchardstown
U15 Hurling Feile Div.6
Lucan Sarsfields B 2-13, St Vincents B 6-10 @12th Lock
We Are Dublin U14 Camogie Championship Finals
Kilmacud Crokes 5-4, Lucan Sarsfields 3-12 @Kilmacud Crokes
We Are Dublin U13 Camogie Championship Finals
Lucan Sarsfields B 0-1, Beann Eadair 5-4 @Lucan Sarsfields
U16 Football D Championship Knockout Games
Lucan Sarsfields B 2-10, St Marks 4-7 @12th Lock
U14 Hurling Cup Division 7 Gp.1
Good Counsel Liffey Gaels 6-16, Lucan Sarsfields B 6-5 @Galtymore Rd
U13 Hurling Grading League Div.1
Lucan Sarsfields A 0-13, Clontarf A 3-6 @Arthur Griffith Park
U13 Hurling Grading League Div.3
Lucan Sarsfields B 3-5, Ranelagh Gaels A 3-14 @Arthur Griffith Park
U13 Hurling Grading League Div.8
Whitehall Colmcille B 7-2, Lucan Sarsfields C 8-12 @Ellenfield Park
U12 Football C Group 1
Lucan Sarsfields 2 lost to Ballyboden St Endas 2 @St Catherines Park
U12 Football E Group 2
Na Fianna 4 lost to Lucan Sarsfields 3 @St Vincents School
U12 Football F Group 1
Lucan Sarsfields 4 won against St Peters 2 @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.
Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final
Parnell Park, 31/10/2021
Na Fianna 1-20 Lucan Sarsfields 0-12.
This was a day to forget for Lucan seniors as they never really competed with an impressive Na Fianna side. Na Fianna got off to a good start picking off some early points and were 0-9 to 0-4 to the good by the first water break. Lucan’s scores in that quarter coming from Peter Kelly and Ciaran Dowling from play and two from placed balls by Dowling. Lucan struggled with the pace and movement of the Na Fianna forward line who were able to pick off points from all angles. Lucan were somewhat more competitive in the second quarter and Dowling added two more points from frees however Na Fianna struck a decisive blow with a goal in the 29th minute to lead 1-12 to 0-6 at half time. Na Fianna remained comfortably in control in the second half, always responding with a score anytime Lucan narrowed the gap. Points from Donie Flannery, Chris Crummey from play, and four more frees from Dowling brought Lucan’s tally to 12 at the end but Na Fianna were out of sight with a final score of 1-20. This was a disappointing end to what looked to be a promising championship campaign for Lucan and they bow out at the semi-final stage for the second year in a row.
Lucan Team/Scorers: S McClelland, L Walsh, J Bellew, A Murphy, M McCaffrey, C Crummey (0-1), P Rigney, R Smith, J McCaffrey, C Walsh, P Kelly (0-1), E O’Conghaile, P Crummey, C Dowling (0-9, 0-7f, 0-1 65), C Keher. Subs introduced: K Fitzgerald, D Flannery (0-1), C McHugh.
Junior A hurling championship semi-final
Pairc Ui Murchú, 31/10/21
Ballyboden SE 1-23 Lucan Sarsfields 1-14
This game was much more competitive than the final score line suggests and Lucan actually had chances to take control of the game early in the second half. The opening exchanges were tentative with Boden holding the edge. Lucan managed to stay within a couple of points and gradually worked their way into the game. They finished the half well and a goal from CJ Smith gave them a somewhat flattering 3 point lead at the break, 1-8 to 0-8. Lucan started the second half on top but missed some good chances, including a penalty that was well saved by the Boden keeper. This gave the home side a boost which was added to soon after when Lucan’s Colm Keenan was sent off. Boden began to pick off their points and were soon ahead and never looked back. A Ballyboden goal 10 minutes from the end effectively settled the issue. Lucan fought to the end but it was to no avail and their championship ambitions were denied again for another year.
Lucan team/scorers: D O’Neill, E Seery, R Twomey, T Behan, C Duffy, L Murphy, A McNulty (0-1), C Keenan, E O’Connor, D Kavanagh (0-1), E Allen (0-1), R Stapleton (0-4, 0-1f, 0-1 65), A Lee (0-1), CJ Smith (1-1), E Dowling (0-5, 0-3f). Subs introduced: C O’Maolmhána, I Crowley, A Sheehan, P Ward.
Junior C hurling Championship Semi-final
Erins Isle 0-16 Lucan Sarsfields 0-18.
A tough day underfoot saw our Junior B’s advance to the Junior C Championship final against a dogged display from opponents Erins Isle, in Finglas. Slippy ground conditions made this the day for free-takers. Isles came out the blocks early scoring first before the Lucan lads found their rhythm through points from Shane Donohue and Ciaran Keane. An early set-back saw full back Kevin Roche replaced by Ben O’Toole due to injury. However as the first quarter progressed, it was point for point as the lads went into the water break leading by 0-2. Isles hit a purple patch in the second quarter but Lucan managed to outscore them by a point to lead 0-15 to 0-12 at the break.
Lucan introduced two subs in the second half, Tadgh Clandillon and Ian Fitzgerald to bolster up defence. Isles kept on battling to the bitter end. The final result would have been a lot different as Isles hit another patch of scoring bringing the margin back to a single point. A crucial save off the line by Luke Finnerty with 5 minutes to go inspired a final movement up the pitch for a final point from Keane and a welcome full-time call from the referee who had added on what seemed hours for stoppages.
Lucan progress to meet Ballyboden in the “C” Championship final on November 13 as they seek three-in-a row Junior Championship titles.
Team: Luke Finnerty, Sean Kelly, Kevin Roche, Eddie Connolly, James Mullins, Peter Fagan, Brendan McGarry, Adam Finnerty, Joey Byrne (0-1), Shane Donoghue (0-1), Evan Lombard (0-1), Ciaran Keane (0-13), Killian Boylan (0-2), Mark Gormely, Alex Hanley. Subs: Tadgh Clandillon, Ben O’Toole, James O’Connor, Ian Fitzgerald, Eoin Power, James Cavanagh, Shaun Keegan.
Ladies Football U14 Division 1 Championship Final
Naomh Olafs v Lucan Sarsfields
Sunday 24th October @ 1.30pm
Pairc Ui Bhriain
Off down the M50 again for the girls, second final of 2021 second time we didn’t have home advantage, it seems that we are unlucky in the coin toss, no matter as one of our mentors put it “ grass is grass the girls will be grand”
We chose to play against the breeze in the first half, the breeze was actually a gale force wind blowing down the pitch, that combined with running up hill with the sun in their eyes made for quite the challenge. Predictably Naomh Olafs began the scoring, they went 2 ahead before Lucan replied in the 9th minute, a second in the 10th evened the scores, the “breeze” however frustrated efforts and there were a number of wides and short balls but we were happy with the half time score 2-4 v 0-6, the team had done well limit the damage from Olafs attacks.
We levelled the score by the 6th minute of the second half, any attack by Olafs was twarthed by the backs and excellent kick outs and movement up the pitch resulted in some very impressive scores which created a 5 point lead. Finals are never without drama however and Olafs converted a penalty to reduce the gap to 2 points, within a minute they scored from a 45 to leave 1 in the difference. That seemed to ignite a fire in the Lucan team, we hadn’t come this far to lose, we had won the League in August and we wanted the double.
The girls upped their game and the attack was constant, a combination of scores and scorers increased the lead to 9 with no reply from Olafs
Final score 3-5 to 3-14
Lucan Team: Abigail Mc Sweeney, Aisling Ni Craith, Amelia Mc Donagh, Anna Lyons, Anya Dunne, Caoilfhionn Ni Bhriain, Caoimhe Canavan, Chloe O Shea, Eva Collis, Grian Galligan Byrne, Isabel Cuffe, Laura Collins, Laura O Reilly, Lauren Shelley, Mia Goodwin, Niamh Lamon, Niamh O Brien, Rachel Johnson, Sadhbh Ni Bhuachalla, Saoirse Fitzgerald, Zarah Casey Lanchaster.
Mentors: Alecia Mc Sweeney, Mark Shelley, Lenny Mc Sweeney, Martin O Reilly. Covid Supervisor: Andrea Johnson.