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Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes

November 07, 2021

Congratulations to the U14A's who captured the U14 Division 2 cup with a 4 point win over Plunketts and to our Junior C Footballers, who overcame Cuala by 7 points in Hyde Park, to reach the the Junior 6S Football Championship final at home against Ballyboden next Sunday. Lucan U21B Hurlers got a walkover vs. Castleknock who were unable to field. They now advance to a semi-final vs Kilmacud Crokes on Nov 20th.

Our Senior Footballers lost their first game of the 2021 championship on Saturday evening in Parnell Park, unfortunately this was to cost them a place in the county final. In Dave Cullens first season at the helm, great credit has to be given to this young team and management on reaching the semi-final, and this experience will stand to them in the coming years. Huge thanks to all the supporters that came to the game, and especially to all the juveniles who continued to chant 'Lucan, Lucan, Lucan' right to the end of the game. 

Camogie Minor and U20 Competitions continue next weekend, as does U16 and U21 Football, and the Minor A/B Football Championship Shield Final takes place on Sunday at 11am, when Lucan will take on Na Fianna.

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 November 11th, 2021.  All submissions must be made in writing or by email. 

They can be posted to the Club address or emailed to: 

2021 AGM nomination form.pdf

All team managers and mentors are reminded to submit their annual reports to without delay

Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes

Please note the deadline for items to be included in the weekly edition of club notes is 9pm on Sunday evening.

Please send articles / match reports / photos by email to

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 €1,400

There was no winner of the €1,000 Jackpot held on Thursday 4th November 2021 

sponsored by 

Clandillon Motors

The numbers drawn were: 


Lucky Dip winners of €30 each: 

Josephine Donoghue, Laurence Fitzharris, Nicole Helmrath, Patricia Duffy, Laura Fox

The Jackpot for the next draw is 


and is sponsored by: 

John Ryan, Accountant

The next draw will be held on Thursday 11th November, at 9pm, managed by Gerry McAndrew and

will be live streamed from Lucan Sarsfields Clubhouse, on our Facebook page. 

Make sure your entry is submitted before 6pm on the evening of the draw to be included in that week’s draw..

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 Junior 6 South All County Football Championship Semi-Final

Cuala 1-7, Lucan Sarsfields 1-14 @Hyde Park

Minor A Hurling Championship Semi Final

Raheny 1-16, Lucan Sarsfields 1-13 @St Annes Park

U18 Camogie Championship Division 4 Group 1

Na Fianna B 1-4, Lucan Sarsfields B 3-3 @Na Fianna


Go Ahead Senior 1 Club Football Championship Semi Final

St Judes 1-18, Lucan Sarsfields 3-5    Parnell Park

Go Ahead Under 21B Hurling Championship

Clontarf 5-10, Lucan Sarsfields 0-18    St Annes Park

U16 Hurling A Championship Knockout Games

Kilmacud Crokes 6-12, Lucan Sarsfields A 4-9    Silver Park

U16 Hurling D Championship

O Dwyers 2-7, Lucan Sarsfields B 1-4    Bremore Park

U14 Football Cup Division 2 Gp.1

Lucan Sarsfields A 1-10, St Oliver Plunkett ER A 0-9    12th Lock

U13 Football Grading League Div.5

Lucan Sarsfields B 2-5, O'Tooles 3-5    Arthur Griffith Park

U12 Hurling A Group

Kilmacud Crokes 1 won against Lucan Sarsfields 1 @Deerpark

U12 Hurling C Group 1

Craobh Chiarain won against Lucan Sarsfields 2 @Maypark

U12 Hurling E Group 1

Castleknock 3 won against Lucan Sarsfields 3 @Porterstown

U12 Hurling F Group 1

Lucan Sarsfields 4 won against Fingallians 3 @St Catherines Park


U13 Football Grading League Div.1

Kilmacud Crokes A 3-10, Lucan Sarsfields A 0-8 @UCD


Go Ahead U20 Camogie Championship Division 4 Gr2

Lucan Sarsfields C 3-10, Commercials 2-4 @Lucan Sarsfields


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

U14 Football, Div2 Cup Final

Sat 6th Nov, 12th Lock Lucan.

Lucan Sarsfields A 1-10

St Oliver Plunketts Eoghan Rua A 0-9

Lucans U14 A footballers met a strong Plunketts side in the U14 division 2 cup final on a wet & windy November afternoon in the 12th Lock.

The sides had already met in the summer qualifying league, when StOper won by 2 points after a high scoring game.  Both sides were therefore aware of the attacking threat posed by the other side, and the need for a solid defensive performance in this final.

Playing into a strong wind and in wet conditions, Lucan started well. A solid Plunketts defence meant that Lucan had to be patient as they worked the ball from side to side in attack, looking to create scoring chances. Two points from Patrick O'Connor and one from Oscar Brennan put Lucan up by 3 points to 1 at the first water break. 

STOPER began to get their strong runners on the ball & posed more of an attacking threat in the second quarter, picking off a few good points of their own. Crucially the Lucan defence held firm, with no goals conceded, and although the half ended with the home team ahead by 1 point (0-4 to 0-3), Lucan were happy with their effort into the strong wind.

Conditions improved in the second half with the rain and the wind easing off and Plunketts started strongly to extend their lead to 3 points.  Lucan responded well and raised their game but were finding it difficult to break down a well organised defence. A few wayward shots and missed chances didnt deter the Lucan lads who persisted & worked their way back to level terms with a pointed free from Patrick O'Connor, followed by two great points from Cian Gavin & Alex Leonard, both of whom scored, after strong runs from deep, taking the ball at pace to break through the defensive line. 

Lucan took the lead with another pointed  Patrick oConnor free before the defining score of the game came when Oscar Brennan broke through the defence & blasted the ball into the bottom corner of the net to give Lucan a 4 point lead just before the last water break. 

Plunkets started the last quarter with a point to reduce the defecit to 3, before two good Lucan points from Conor Healy & Killian Costello extended the Lucan lead to 5. The home team were still posing an attacking threat but Lucan defence were working hard to keep them out. A pointed free reduced the gap to 4 before a Plunketts attack finally got behind the Lucan defence to unleash a goalbound piledriver, but a fantastic finger tip save from Evan Flynn in the Lucan goal denied a certain goal with time running out. They followed up with a pointed free to reduce the gap to 3 before Lucan attacked to win a late free in the corner. Killian Costello pointed from wide out on the right to put 4 between the sides and with the game now deep in injury time, final whistle sounded to the delight of the Lucan players & supporters.

Thanks to St Oliver Plunketts Eoghan Rua for a well contested match & well done to all Lucan players on a great performance to finish off a challenging year. Special mention to key players James Dunne & Michael o'Brien who played a big part in earlier rounds but missed out  on the final, & thanks the 2 u13s, Liam Whelan & Davis Quinn, who slotted in to replace the 2 missing lads for the final.

Lucan team: E Flynn, C McCormick, M Byrne, P Cosgrove, P Dunne, A Leonard (0-1), K Quinn, K Costello (0-2), C Gavin (0-1), C Reilly, D Taaffe, C Healy (0-1), G Lynch, O Brennan (1-1), P O'Connor (0-4), L Whelan, D Quinn.

Go Ahead Junior 6 South Group 2 Football Championship Semi Final

Cuala     1-7     Lucan Sarsfields      1-14     (After Extra Time), 07/11/2021, 


Lucan were always the better team in this semi-final, but somehow they ended up having to win the game three times before Cuala were finally put to the sword.   

A cagey opening from both sides meant scores were hard to come by in the opening quarter. Frees from Josh Brant and Jack McCarthy kept Lucan level, and a lovely score from Adam Smith from a tight angle on his wrong side put Lucan in front as the referee blew for the water break. Two further points from Jack McCarthy (one free, one from play) kept us in front at half-time but although maintaining the lead Lucan were starting to miss a few scoring chances and keeping Cuala in the game. Half-Time - Cuala 0-4    Lucan Sarsfields  0-5

Cuala drew level at the start of the second half but Lucan kicked into gear. Some Excellent defending from a dominant full-back line and an inspirational Daraigh Quinn at right half-back kept Cuala scoreless. Meanwhile, a series of points over the next twenty minutes from Jack McCarthy, Jake Mooney, Jack again (free) and Josh Brant (free) put us up 9 points to 5 and apparently closing out the game. It should have been all about game management for the last few minutes but disaster struck. A point from distance brought Cuala back within one score, and then the ball was overturned in our own half and Cuala nipped in for an equalising goal. 

It’s a credit to this team that they didn’t drop their heads.  Instead of feeling sorry for themselves they roared forward in search of a winner in normal time. One final shot at the posts, the crowd cheered in approval, but it dropped agonisingly short onto the crossbar and we had extra-time. 

Cuala    1-6    Lucan Sarsfields    0-9

Lucan were not to be denied a third time. They dominated the first period of extra time to go 3 points ahead, and as the second half began Harry Day popped with a lovely finish for a Lucan goal which finally put real daylight between the sides. From thereon in, they defended to a man and restricted Cuala to one score from a 45 throughout the whole of extra time, winning by a comfortable 7 points in the end.

Lucan Sarsfields: Ian Brogan, Cormac Porter, Jake Dunne (captain) Eoin Power, Jake Mooney (0-1), Ronan Carberry, Daraigh Quinn, Jack McCarthy (0-7, 3f), Mark Gormley, Josh Brant (0-2f), Adam Smith (0-1), Brian Monaghan, Kevin O’Reilly, Charlie Caseley (0-1), Evin Dowling (0-1), Harry Day (1-1), Niall Moynihan, Brendan Harken, Ryan Brant, Louis Butler, Neil O’Leary, Cillian Morrissey

Go Ahead Under 21B Hurling Championship

Clontarf 5-10, Lucan Sarsfields 0-18 @St Annes Park, 6 November 2021

Lucan travelled to St. Anne's Park on Saturday afternoon to play Clontarf in the opening game of the U21B championship. Despite being shorne of a number of players due to our on-going success in a number of adult and minor teams in both hurling and football, Lucan started well. Following two opening wides, Lucan moved into a 4-1 lead with two placed balls converted by Evin Dowling and two from play by Cian McHugh. Clontarf got their first goal in the ninth minute. The same Lucan scorers contributed two more overs to one score from Clontarf to leave Lucan one up at the small break. Three more Dowling scores - including one from play - moved Lucan into a 0-9 to 1-3 lead and they looked the stronger team. Although they had a poor return from puck-outs, their general play was sharper and they picked off some good scores. Clontarf got the closing score of the first half. 

The second half opened with two further wides from Lucan before McHugh put over his fourth point. Goal number two arrived for Clontarf before Lucan added four more scores with Jack McCarthy also getting in on the act. The next three minutes were decisive for Clontarf though with a converted free preceding two further goals which moved the hosts into a one point lead on the stroke of the second water break. McCarthy levelled on the restart. A strengthening cross wind contributed to both sides hitting wides as the outcome was now finely balanced. Clontarf put in goal number five with ten minutes left and this gave them a lot of confidence. Lucan heads dropped a little. Clontarf now opened up a lead as they added five more points from play in the closing stages. Three converted frees from Dowling was not enough to bring Lucan back into contention and Clontarf won out on a scoreline of 5-10 to 0-18. 

Team & scorers: C Canavan; F Ward, C Duffy, D Coogan; A McNulty, G Millea, C Hannon; E Dowling (0-10: 0-7f, 0-1 65), D Kavanagh; C Kehir, C McHugh (0-6), D Boylan; J McCarthy (0-2), C Casely, N O'Leary; R Hazley.

U14 Division 1 Camogie Championship Final, Sunday October 31, 2021

Lucan Sarsfields v Kilmacud Crokes

On a grim overcast day in Silver Park  Lucan Sarsfields under 14 camogie team stepped out to contest the County final. 

It was going to be a tough battle. Both teams going in to this final with good wins under their belt.

On a soft marshy pitch the ball was thrown in and it was game on . The nerves were visible from the start as both teams failed to gather up some easy ball. Crokes got into the game after a few minutes and started to create problems for Lucan . A goal and a point up for Crokes  Lucan had  their work cut out. Slowly the Lucan girls began to pick off their points but this strong Kilmacud team wouldn’t let them do it easy . On every 50/50 ball the Crokes girls were hunting in packs, the Lucan girls realised early  on that this was going to be the toughest battle they would  encounter to date . Lucan began to pick off their scores. Half time arrived and it was 2.2 to 0.4 to Kilmacud Crokes. The Lucan girls had a big job to do if they were going to win this game. From the first ball in they scored a point. From the puck out Lucan gathered possession and ran at the Crokes defence, opening them up they got a much needed goal. The game was very intense at any moment either team could easily have picked off a score. Lucan started to pull away and going into the Second half water break Lucan were leading.

The game took a funny turn in the last 15 minutes . Lucan had an 8 point gap between themselves and Crokes and from being 8 points up Kilmacud picked off 2 more goals and took the game back to a 2 point gap. Lucan held out for the last 5 minutes and to the sound of the final whistle the cheers erupted from the Lucan Sarsfields side line. This was a magnificent display of camogie from these girls. To win the division 1 league earlier in the year and then come out and do the double was brilliant to watch . The future is certainly very bright for this group of young ladies .


Final Score  Lucan Sarsfields  3.12  Kilmacud Crokes 5.4


Lucan Panel

Abigail Mc Sweeney, Aisling Ni Craith, Amelia Mc Donagh, Anna Loyns, Anya Dunne, Caoimhe Nolan, Chloe O Shea, Eabha Fox, Emma Hickey, Eva Collis, Isabelle Cuffe, Lauren Shelly,

Laura O Reilly Niamh O Brien, Orla Donnelly, Rachel Johnson, Sadhbh Ni Bhuachalla, Saoirse Fitzgerald, Sarah Keirns, Zarah Casey Lancaster.



Eoghan O Shea, Anthony Nolan, Eoin Mc Donagh, Laura O Mahony  

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