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Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes
November 21, 2021
Congratulations to our U21B Hurlers who have reached the U21 D Championship final following the win over Kilmacud Crokes on Sunday last, they will face Craobh Chiarain in the final on 4th December. And well done to our Junior C Footballers, runners up in the Division 6 South All County final who came up against a more experienced St Marks side. The Camogie U20A’s and U20C's are both through to championship semi finals, and the Camogie U16B’s will contest the Shield Final next weekend. Please see the home page of our website for the latest fixtures and results.
Senior Hurling Management
Sean McCaffrey, our senior hurling manager for the past 3 years, has decided to step down from the position. The Club Executive, everyone involved in hurling and all in Lucan Sarsfields would like to thank Sean and his management team of Bernard Crowley, Paul O’Donoghue, Aidan Roche, Declan O’Leary, Mark Smith and Richie Doyle for their great commitment and contribution over the period. They have overseen a transition in the team introducing many new younger players while keeping Lucan competing at the highest level, reaching senior championship semi-finals both this year and last year. Sean has been involved in running teams in the club, hurling and football, for over 30 years and we hope to see him involved again at some stage in the future. A process to appoint a new senior hurling manager has now commenced. Anyone who wishes to express an interest in the role should contact Paul Stapleton at 087 2058572.
Alice Whyte is stepping down from her role as Adult Games Secretary, having served in the role for the last 7 years. We would like to thank Alice for her stewardship, dedication and hard work throughout the last number of years in her current role and previous role as Juvenile Games Secretary. A new Adult Games Secretary will be announced in due course.
Lucan Sarsfields Junior C Footballers in conjunction with Lucan Healthy Clubs are hosting a Quiz Night on Friday 26th November at 8pm; the quizmaster will be Tommy Flannery. All proceeds go to Lucan Homeless Donations. Entry is €5 per person or €20 for team of 4. For more info and to purchase tickets, please contact Michaela Caseley on 086 850 8553. Tickets also available from behind the bar, and at the door on the night.
The Annual General Meeting of Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club, takes place online via Microsoft Teams, on Thursday 25th November. Members who have already informed the secretary of their intention to participate will be sent the link before the meeting. The Club Lotto Draw will take place at the earlier time of 8pm to facilitate the AGM.
Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes
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As this is my last edition of Club Notes before I stand down as PRO at the AGM next week, I would like to express my huge, huge thanks to all the regular contributors, who have helped me inform our members over the last two years. Special thanks to Mary Mulhall and Rose Fitzgerald and all the staff at the Lucan Newsletter; Audrey Kane and Lucan Healthy Clubs; Go raibh maith agat Michele Uí Bhuachalla; to Alice White, Ciara Dardis, Brian Mahon, Liam Mulhall, Greg O'Neill; Jo Mahon, Club Secretary; The Chairperson and all the members of the Executive; Martina McGilloway (ilivephotos.com); Mary Flannery and all of the Lotto Teams; and of course the match reporters in no particular order: Paul Stapleton, Vincent O'Connor, Fergal Gavin, Louise King, Catriona Montgomery, Dermot English, Tom Birch, Ollie Mahon, Billy Fitton, Eoghan O'Shea, Micheala Caseley, and with sincere apologies to anyone I did not mention. Paddy Lyons
The LDCU Academy takes place on Saturday mornings for boys and girls aged between 4 and 7.
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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 €1,800 Jackpot held on Thursday 18th November 2021
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The numbers drawn were:
13, 19, 20, 25
Lucky Dip winners of €30 each:
Jackie Foley, Cormac Gordon, Kathleen Roche, Kieran Durkan, Gemma Mulrooney
The Jackpot for the next draw is
and is sponsored by:
Diamond and Gem Jewellers
The next draw will be held on Thursday 18th November, at 9pm, managed by Shay Hurson 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: http://bit.ly/LucanSarsfieldsClubLotto.
Go raibh míle maith agaibh as ucht tacú le Na Sárséalaigh Leamhcáin.
For The Record
Go Ahead Junior 6 South All County Football C/ship Final
St Marks 4-11, Lucan Sarsfields 0-9, @McGee Park
U18 Championship Division 1 Group 2
Na Fianna 3-2, Lucan Sarsfields 5-19, @Na Fianna
U18 Championship Division 4 Group 1
Lucan Sarsfields B 2-10, Kilmacud Crokes B 0-1, @Lucan Sarsfields
U18 Championship Division 6 Group 1
Lucan Sarsfields 5-1, Naomh Olaf B 0-5, @Lucan Sarsfields
Go Ahead Under 21 D Hurling Championship
Kilmacud Crokes 0-15, Lucan Sarsfields 2-13, @Silver Park
U16 Hurling D Championship
Lucan Sarsfields B 3-10, Na Fianna B 3-4, @12th Lock
U13 Football Grading League Div.5
St Marys S 2-5, Lucan Sarsfields B 4-5, @Saggart
U13 Football Grading League Div.11
Lucan Sarsfields D 3-6, Ballinteer St Johns D 2-3, @Arthur Griffith 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.
U21D Hurling Championship Semi-final: Kilmacud Crokes vs. Lucan Sarsfields
A high-quality Lucan U21 team ensured hurling in December with a victory over an equally talented Crokes team in Silver Park on Saturday afternoon. Two late scores broke the deadlock in the end-game. A Joey Dunne goal was the key score. This was followed by a Ciaran Keane point - cleverly sitting back in the pocket - to move the game beyond Crokes and ensure victory for Lucan. Silver Park, often a graveyard for visiting teams, proved no obstacle for Lucan. Emboldened by the Minor A championship wins at the knockout stages at this venue in 2017 and 2021 by a few old-heads and new kids on the block respectively, Lucan displayed the necessary inner confidence to travel to the backyard of the newly-crowned county champions. The U21 competition, typically squeezed into the twilight of the season by the Dublin Co. Board never fails to entertain. It is the end of the underage era for some but the beginning of an adult career for others.
A Keane free had opened the scoring but Lucan didn't lead again until the second water break. Three Crokes frees and one from play, aided by a firm breeze, had them ahead at the first break. Lucan did create goal opportunities. Hugh Cuffe and Dunne both had a peek at the goal, plus a double save following shots by Matthew Coogan and Colm Walsh ensured Lucan were kept at bay. A point from play after the restart from the classy Liam Garrigan narrowed the gap but Crokes tagged on a further six scores to lay down a challenge to the Lucan temperament. 10-2 down at half time.
A little surgery was applied to the lineup at half time and, with the wind at their backs, Lucan started the game on the front foot. A Keane free restarted the scoring and was followed by a Dunne point from play. Two Alan Murphy points, either side of a Matthew Coogan sideline cut kept the scoreboard ticking over with Crokes adding just a single free in response. Keane converted three further placed balls to narrow the gap to the minimum. Another Dunne shot had rattled the post when a goal looked on, plus a Sean Harkness effort - who was worked into space - flashed across the goal. When it began to look like a goal would not come, up stepped Coogan who powered through and found the net to retake the lead before the second water break.
Keane put over another free and, benefitting from some smart handling by Colm Walsh and Eddie Connolly, followed up with his first from play. Crokes did have a resolute group on the pitch themselves and hit a purple patch of their own. An unanswered three frees and one from play tied up the game. Netminder Cathal Doody was forced into a brave save as he advanced well off his line to preserve the clean sheet. A long range free was dropped into the box but it was scrambled clear. Crokes also hit the post but were hampered by the breeze similar to the Lucan lads in the first half. There was to be only one winner though and the final two scores from the ever-lively Dunne and the ever-willing Keane proved sufficient to seal the deal.
There is one more hurling game left in this year though. Craobh Chiarain overcame O'Tooles easily in the other semi-final and will be looking to avenge their quarter-final loss to the Lucan seniors. The date for the final is 4th Dec. Venue tbc.
Team & Scorers: C Doody; C Shanahan, R Moloney, E Connolly; L Garrigan (0-1), A Murphy (0-2), B O'Toole; E O'Connor, C Walsh; M Coogan (1-1, 0-1sl), C Behan, C Keane (0-8, 0-6f); J Dunne (1-1), H Cuffe, S Harkness; S Coffey, A Hickey; B Kavanagh, C Ryan, E Kilduff, J Finn, L Farrell, N Murray, P Farrell, S Egan.