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Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes

April 11, 2022

Social News

Annual Dinner Dance


The Clubhouse looked great last night for a sold out Dinner Dance, thanks to the organising committee Mary Flannery, Josephine Donohue, Kathleen Roche, Alice White. We were delighted to acknowledge some of our dedicated volunteers, Willie & Cathy O’Neill both received the Presidents Award & Peter Flannery was elected to the Hall of Fame. Great Night had by all, looking forward to next year already….


Lucan Sarsfields Golf Society 

First outing of the year is announced with a visit to Killeen Golf Club on Saturday 23rd April. Tee Time: From 13:30 Contact: Brian Mahon 0879254126 for tee time if interested. New members always welcome.

National Club Draw

Please remember to sell you allocation of tickets for the National Club Draw, this is a great fundraiser for the Club as all the proceeds go directly to the development of the facilities. 

Please return your sold and unsold tickets to the Club Bar or a mentor before Thursday 14th April.





Lucan Healthy Clubs are asking members to donate an Easter Egg for a homeless person this Easter and Senior and Inte Camogie fundraiser was a great success with €500 Euro raised for the Marie Keating Foundation, congratulations to the winners and thanks to all the participants who supported.





Oifig Na Gaeilge

I 2021, bhí Na Sáirséalaigh Leamhcáin ceann de 37 clubanna timpeall na tíre, a bhronnadh boinn Foindúireacht Sheosaimh Mhic Dhonnacha orthu, mar aitheantas ar an obair a rinneadar leis an nGaeilge a chur chun cinn ar an talamh sna gcumainn.  I mí an Mhárta, bhronn Uachtarán CLG, Labhrás Mac Carthaig, agus Ceannasaí Glór na nGael, Lorcán  Mac Gabhann, boinn ar chlubanna ó gach ceann den tír.  Sa phictúir seo, feictear ár nOifigeach Gaeilge, Michele Uí Bhuachalla, ag glacadh ár bonn cré-umha.

In 2021 Lucan Sarsfields was one of 37 GAA clubs around the country who were awarded a Joe McDonagh Foundation medal, in recognition of the work done to promote the Irish language in the clubs. The awards ceremony took place in March, where GAA President Larry McCarthy and Head of Glór na nGael Lorcán Mac Gabhann presented the medals to the recipient clubs.  Above, we have our Oifigeach Gaeilge, Michele Uí Bhuachalla, being presented with our bronze medal.


Team News

Leinster League Lucan Sarsfields 3-09 O'Moores 0-06


Our Senior Camogie had a fabulous win against O'Moores of Laois to secure the Leinster League title for 2022congratulations to all involved, a great start to 2022 for Sars Camogie.

Go Ahead Senior 1 Cup - St. Jude’s 1-5 v Lucan Sarsfields 1-12

Lucan Senior Camogie team played in the 3rd round on Tuesday away to St. Jude’s.

On a very windy and damp evening in Tymon Park, Judes had the wind in the first half and for the first 10-15 minutes look dangerous but without scoring much. Lucan coped well with the conditions and actually managed the first two points. 

The Lucan backs were turned once and it lead to a really well taken goal for Jude’s but the Lucan girls learned from that and never allowed it happen again. With the ever reliable Rebecca Flanagan and Millie Reid on either side of our superb Avril Quinn, the full-back line was in total control for the remainder of the game. Amy Gorman was immaculate between the sticks both in general play and with her puckouts; one pin point one in particular early in the second half, directly to the hand of Orla Beagan on the run, who turned and drove it over the bar from about 60 yards out. St. Jude’s held a slender 1-4 to 6 points lead at half time but Lucan Manager, Dermot English, was quietly confident that Lucan would get the wind at their backs and kick on in the second half. In the half-back line, Laura Sharkey was in command, sweeping up any loose ball and Rachel Leonard had a brilliant display of defending and accurate distribution ably assisted by the rock solid Anna Cuffe on the other wing. Lucan mid-field of Hannah Brady and Claire Meaney were to quick and powerful and dominated leaving Orla Beagan to do her thing, scoring 5 points from play and tormenting the Jude’s defence.

It seemed as if every time a ruck would form around the middle of the park, Anna Breen would emerge with ball in hand and Lucan would be driving forward again. Lily Rooney and Faye Murphy were causing all sorts of problems for their markers and Phoebe Shannon and Ali Dunne were both getting in excellent tackles plus managing to be scoring threats. Ali picked the pocket of her opponent, forced her way through another and poked the ball to the corner of the net, despite the presence of two defenders and the goalkeeper.

Squad: Amy Gorman, Rebecca Flanagan, Avril Quinn, Millie Reid, Anna Cuffe, Laura Sharkey, Rachel Leonard, Claire Meaney, Hannah Brady, Lily Rooney 0-1, Orla Beagan 0-5, Ali Dunne 1-0, Faye Murphy 0-1, Anna Breen 0-1, Phoebe Shannon 0-4 (2f). Subs: Orla Sadlier (unable to start due to an injury)

AHL1. Ballyboden SE 1-19 Lucan Sarsfields 1-18.
Pairc Ui Murchu, Saturday 9th April 2022

Lucan senior hurlers were unfortunate to lose out by a single point after this very entertaining and closely contested game at Pairc Ui Murchu. Boden started well and a goal after 10 minutes had them 1-3 to 0-1 ahead. However, Lucan responded immediately with a goal at the other end, finished by Charlie Keher after a good run by Colm Walsh. Lucan followed that with a couple of points to level the game inside 15 mins and it was tit for tat for the rest of the half with Lucan edging ahead to lead by one at half time, 1-10 to 1-9.

The start of the second half saw a decisive turning point when Lucan’s Ciaran Dowling got a red card and Lucan were a man down for the rest of the game. Despite the numerical disadvantage Lucan remained very competitive through the half. The hosts stretched to a 3 point lead into the final minutes but Lucan refused to lie down and battled back with two scores to reduce the deficit to one. They had a couple of chances to level, including a last minute long range free which was controversially deemed to be wide, after both umpires initially signalled it over. But it wasn’t to be for Lucan and Boden claimed both league points to top the table.

Lucan team/scorers: S McClelland, P Smith, P Rigney, E Seery, M McCaffrey, J McCaffrey, A Byrne, K Fitzgerald, R Ward, C McHugh, C O’Leary (0-9, 0-7f) C Walsh (0-1), C Keher (1-3), D Flannery (0-1), E Dowling (0-3). Subs introduced: R Smith, C Dowling, P Crummey (0-1), R Stapleton.

AHL5 Naomh Fionnbarra 2-13. Lucan Sarsfields 1-19.
Pope John Paul Park, Sunday 10/4/2022

This was a game of two halves as Lucan were totally dominant in the opening period and look set for a very comfortable win, leading 1-12 to 0-6 at half time. However, Naomh Fionnbarra came very much into the game in the second half and Lucan were hanging on to win by 3 in the end.

Good early scores from David Kavanagh, Ciaran Keane, and Andy Carroll helped Lucan build up a nice lead and when Andy finished well for Lucan’s goal, it looked like it would be a comfortable morning for the visitors. The second half was more scrappy and quite loose at times which seemed to suit the home team more and they chipped away at Lucan’s advantage. Finbarrs were awarded a penalty mid way through the half which Cillian Murray saved well, however the referee decreed it should be taken again. Cillian proved more than able for the second attempt also, but a third penalty mysteriously followed shortly after and this time it found the net. A second goal for the home side soon after made for a nervous finish for Lucan but they held their nerve to win by a deserved three point margin in the end. Rob Twomey in defence, David Kavanagh in midfield and Andy Carroll at full forward had excellent games for Lucan while newcomer Kaygan Cooney made a very good contribution when introduced. Centre back Gavan Millea left the field with a shoulder injury. We hope it is not too serious and wish him a speedy recovery and an early return to action.

Lucan team/scorers: C Murray, A Sheehan, R Twomey, T Beahan, N Stagg (0-1), G Millea, C Duffy, I Crowley, D Kavanagh (0-3), C Keane (0-6, 0-3f), E Allen (0-2, 0-1f), D O’Neill (0-1), E Lombard (0-1), A Carroll (1-4), P Ward (0-1). Subs introduced: K Cooney, J McCarthy, D Reynolds, K Masterson.

AHL10 Garda 1-5 Lucan Sarsfields 4-14

Lucan travelled to near neighbours Garda based in Westmanstown on Sunday afternoon. The Garda team are in the first year of their existence and coming up against this Lucan team, now on the road for three years, was always going to be difficult. Aided by the breeze, Lucan got three points on the board in the first ten minutes from the lively Charlie Casely, Ciaran O'Brien and Donncha Hassey. Finan Breen added a fourth before Garda replied with three scores of their own. O'Brien scored again before being put through smartly by Eoin Power to find the net. Shaun Keegan, working hard in the half-forward line, was rewarded with a score as Lucan continued to advance. Casely closed the first half scoring with a second goal with Power acting as provider again. Casely and Power repeated the act after the resumption for our third goal. Goal number four was converted by Conall Chambers following a few more Casely points. As the game entered the final quarter, Lucan kept chipping away with the pick of the scores the drive-through from midfield by Liam Farrell. Garda added a goal and a few frees near the end but it was too little, too late.

Team and scorers: J Myler; T Swords, P Keegan, C O'Neill; P Farrell, P Kennedy, D Murphy; L Farrell (0-1), C Ryan; C Casely (2-5: 0-3f), F Breen (0-2), S Keegan (0-1); C O'Brien (1-3: 0-1f), D Hassey (0-1), E Power; C Chambers (1-0), S Stapleton, S Egan, M O'Malley, R Hazley.

LGF 2 Lucan Sarsfields 2-07 Templeogue Synge St 4-08

Lucans’ Intermediate Ladies footballers commenced their 2022 League campaign at home to Templeogue on a cool and gusty night on Pitch 1. While the end result was not in our favour, much promise was on display for this team under new manager, Niall Daly. The visitors got off to a good start, with a point from play inside the first minute, and while both teams traded wides and shots dropping short for the next ten minutes, it was TSS who settled with another point, followed by a goal from play. Despite some good play from Lucan’s centre half-back, Emma O’Brien, Templeogue broke through again and netted. With Sars yet to score, they held firm, and Sinead O’Keefe opened the scoring with a point from play in the 24th minute followed up with a goal Ellen Lyons, reducing the deficit further. Another point from TSS left the half time score at 1-1 to 2-3, a five point advantage for the visitors. Although winning plenty of clean and turnover ball in the early stages of the second half, the girls in green were unable to make the scoreboard numbers go higher, while TSS added another 3 points from play from their on-fire forwards. O’Brien meandered forward and took a point from play, Lyons with two from frees, and Sinead Daly, introduced at the start of the half for Abby Lawlor, netted to put some respectability on the score-line. Templeogue did not lie down though and added another goal and a couple of points from play. Two from Daly and a point from Orla Beagan, all from play, narrowed the gap to four, but the pressure they were putting on the visitors, left a gap at the back, and while temporarily reduced to 14 for the last 10 minutes when Sarah Maloney was sin-binned for an accidental high challenge, Templeogue found the space to run through to seal the 3 points with another goal.

Next week its an away trip to Ballinteer, and if the team can convert some of the wides and short shots to scores, they have a great chance to build on the good work so far.

Lucan Sarsfields: Emma McGivney, Rebecca Flanagan, Avril Quinn, Emma Fallon, Orlaith McKelvey, Emma O’Brien (0-1), Sabrina Maloney, Emma Flanagan, Sarah Maloney, Ellen Lyons (1-2, 2f), Orla Beagan (0-1), Aoife Seery, Alanna Cassells, Sinead O’Keeffe (0-1), Abby Lawlor, Ella Lacey, Sinead Daly (1-2)

Juvenile Section / Coiste na nÓg:

U15 Div 1 Hurling Féile Semi Final, Ballinteer Saint John 0-12 Lucan Sarsfields 1 -7

Ballinteer Community School 10/04/22

First half Lucan scores: M. O' Brien 0-2, O. Brennan 0-3, D. Colfer 0-1, K. Costello 1-0

Half-time score, Lucan 1-6 Bsj 0-5

Second half Lucan scores: M O' Brien 0-1 (f)


U15 Div 6 hurling Féile Semi Final, St. Vincents 4-6 Lucan Sarsfields 4-5

St. Vincent's GAA Club 10/04/22

First half Lucan scores: J. Mills 0-1 (F), P. Murphy 0-1, F. Delaney 2-1

Ht score Lucan 2-3, St. Vincents 2-2

Second half Lucan scores: J. Mills 2-0, (F) C. O'Gara 0-1, D. Lester 0-1

U15B LGF Fingallions 2-9 Lucan Sarsfields 8-11 

A frantic pace against a strong Fingallians team with scores coming from nearly every attack from each team saw Lucan lead by 3pts at half time. In the second half Lucan went behind for the first time in the game and it was nail biting to say the least but the lucan girls responded with a barrage of scores to win the game 8.11 to 2.9. Special mention to Shauna Smith for scoring a hattrick and Rebecca Thomas who came on and scored her first point for us.

U14A Lucan Sarsfields 1-15 vs Na Fianna A 1-09 

The U14 A hurlers played Na Fianna A in Johnstown Park on Saturday afternoon. We’d lost the corresponding U13 fixture last year by 7 points due to a listless performance so had targeted a better performance regardless of result this year.

Some late changes to player availability meant that the team had to be reorganised shortly before throw in with some players having to play in unfamiliar positions, such as Cian Kelly lining out at wing forward and Charlie Hughes at 14.

We played against the wind in the first half but dominated the early exchanges. The defence had a good handle on the Na Fianna forwards. Liam Whelan used his pace to mop up a lot of ball in the full back line and Donncha Mac Fiaich delivered some good cross-field ball from the half back line. James Duffy at 6 and Eoin Murphy at 3 were very solid and ensured that Na Fianna's scoring opportunities from play were kept to a minimum. Henry Greene was returning from injury and took a few minutes to adjust to the pace of the game but gradually got on top in battle with his marker. James O’Neill’s ever improving performances in goal are making him a really key player on this team. His puck outs were good again and he was calm and assured between the posts.

Despite being on top in terms of possession we were only 5 points up at half time (3 points to 8). However, some of those scores had been of a very high quality. In particular an over the shoulder shot from Paidi Murphy and monster long ranger from Brian Whelan. Ferdia McDonagh, Cian Kelly and Fionn Delaney got on the end of good team scores.

Na Fianna dominated the 3rd quarter of the game and we found ourselves 1 point down with less then 15 minutes to go. However, the lads responded really well and outscored Na Fianna 1-6 to 2 points coming down the home stretch. Bill Donovan and Jack Mills out worked their markers in the middle third and we got some decent ball in to Charlie Hughes on the edge of the square. We got 1 – 1 (a goal and converted free) from 2 long balls to Charlie in the space of 2 minutes which swung the momentum back to us. Cathal Ryan and Harry Lloyd (who came on as a second half sub) ensured that the late Na Fianna attacks came to nothing.

David Coakley played the last 15 minutes as part of his road to recovery from injury and scored a point and caught an opposition puck out.

Overall it was a reasonably good, workmanlike performance against a good Na Fianna team. All the lads’ skills and team-play are improving. John Dononvan’s physical fitness training is also beginning to pay dividends. These guys are good at absorbing the lessons from what doesn’t go well in games and they will individually and collectively have learned lots from this game.

Squad: James O’ Neill, Liam Whelan, Eoin Murphy, Cathal Ryan, Henry Greene, James Duffy, Donncha Mac Fiaich, Brain Whelan (0 - 1), Bill Donovan (0 – 2), Cian Kelly (0 - 1), Ferdia McDonagh (0 – 2), Jack Mills (0-6), Paidi Murphy (0 - 1), Charlie Hughes (1 - 0), Fionn Delaney (0 - 1), David Coakley (0 - 1) and Harry Lloyd.

U14 Ballyboden Wanderers 5-02 Lucan Sarsfields 3-03

Last Saturday saw the first competitive outing for the U14 C’s of the Division E qualifying competition away to Ballyboden Wanderers. The Hurling Gods had conspired to delay Sars’ season through forfeits and cancelled games, so it was with some trepidation that they took to the field against a hardened Wanderers with 3 games already under their belt.  Set in the Dublin mountains on a bright sunny day, it proved to be the perfect venue for a close fought match. 

Using and old cliché, it was game of two halves in the sense that the first half was quite subdued and the second half completely the opposite. The game started with neither side getting on top and quite a few frees given on both sides. It could be said that Lucan had the majority of the possession but failed to convert it into scores. Eventually, the scoring opened with a goal for Lucan in the 13 minute. The next score was a point to Ballyboden Wanderers from a free. The last score of the first half was a goal for Lucan resulting from a free. The first half ended 2-0 to 0-1 in favour of Lucan. The main scoring threat from Ballyboden Wanderers was with their full forward however, through lack of supply and sturdy defending by Lucan, he was ably managed. As said earlier, it was a game of two halves and the second half proved to be a much livelier affair. Ballyboden Wanderers moved their full forward out to midfield to have a bigger influence on the game. Generally speaking Ballyboden Wanderers got their scores from frees and a few key players. While Lucan also got scores from frees, a lot of their scores were made by working the ball out of defence through the lines. The total scores in the second half were 5-2 to 3-3 in favour of Ballyboden Wanderers resulting in a very exciting half enjoyed by all the spectators. The final result of the match was a draw at 5-3 apiece which was probably a fair result. Overall, it was a very satisfactory team performance from Lucan Sarsfields, who now look forward to a local derby at home to Na Gaeil Óga

U11 LGF 

AGP0 was packed on Saturday afternoon as over 80 U11 girls from Lucan and Ballinteer , played very entertaining football. It was great to hear so many positive comments from the side line and to see the girls working hard, showing off all their skills and enjoying the game. Thank you to the Lucan referees, especially those who came straight from an U10 match, who gave the girls plenty of encouragement while explaining why they had to blow the whistle. A great afternoon was had by all.


U11 Camogie

A big thank you to Dermot and the girls from the senior camogie team who took time out after their win to talk to and take photos with Dearbhla and Jessica from the U11 group. You made their day!



Amazing performance from the under 9's football team, away to Erin's Isle Sunday morning.

Some amazing scores and skills on show. Well played girls!


Easter Camps

U13-U16 Hurling & Camogie Skills camp started today, look to our Twitter/Insta/Facebook for updates with some fun pictures and our future #Sarsstars


The following week sees the return of our Easter camp for younger players, those aged 6 to those on the u12 teams. This is a mixed camp where girls and boys will do camogie/hurling and football/ladies football during the week, improve their skills, have fun and make new friends.


The camp runs from 19th-22nd April and spaces can be booked here.


Club/Society Registrations - Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Events (






Club Lotto


Last week’s Lotto Prize of €9,800 was not won. The Numbers were 15, 17, 20, 22.


Lucky Dip prizes go to Carl Masterson, Meave, Tommy & Liam Mulhall, Laura Fox & Colm Keenan.


Next week’s Lotto will be for a jackpot of €10,200, including an additional draw for 5 Easter Eggs. 

The draw is sponsored by Henley Forklift Group and will be led by Mary Flannery.



 Tá €10,200 sa phota óir don tseachtain seo chugainn agus is é urraitheoir na seachtaine:  


Beidh sé beo ón Na Sárséalaigh Leamhcáin, an leathanach Facebook. 


Déan cinnte go bhfuil d’iontráil curtha isteach agaibh roimh 6 i.n. oíche an chrannchuir, chun í a chur san áireamh sa chrannchur na seachtaine sin.


The draw will be held on Thursday 7th April, at 9pm and is 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.


 Is féidir libh ticéadaí a cheannacht ar líne leis an nasc seo: 


Tickets can be purchased online at the following link:,


Go raibh míle maith agaibh as ucht tacú le Na Sárséalaigh Leamhcáin
Thank You for supporting Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club.


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