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Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes
October 31, 2022
The last few weeks for Camogie ladies have been outstanding, but this weekend was very special as Lucan secured the honours in four finals. We started on Saturday when our U15s beat Ballyboden in the Division 1 championship final at the Iveagh Grounds, then our U14s met Ballyboden taking the result and our U14s secured the Div 5 Championship beating Naomh Fionnbarra at the lock. Finally Na Fianna lost to our U13C Camogie team who also joined the winners ranks in the shield finals with a very decisive win. Congratulations to all.
U15 Div 1 Camogie Championship Final Lucan Sarsfields 2-17 v Ballyboden St Endas 1-05
The Iveagh Grounds had a lovely break in the weather on Saturday afternoon and although there was a little breeze to contend with it was down to who managed best. Lucan lost the toss and faced into the wind and although Lucan started well Boden delivered a goal against the run of play in the first 10 mins to undo all the good work. This left the supporters a little nervous until Emma Hickey netted to take the momentum back for Lucan who having lost a Feile final last year were determined to get a result. The team pushed on in the second half and Lucan worked some fine scores with some lovely interplay from defence to the forward line. Izzy Cuff’s fielding was outstanding allowing her to work some lovely points from our puck-outs. Eva Collis also tidied up a lot of loose ball eventually working another scoring opportunity. As Lucan worked the scoreboard Boden had little option but to shoot for goals in the dying minutes, in this time our backs Abigail, Niamh & Zarah stood strong clearing their lines. A great team effort with a particularly strong performance from Saoirse Fitzgerald who was awarded Player of the game for her efforts.
Team: Abigail McSweeney, Aisling Nic Craith, Amelia McDonagh, Cara Ni Chofaigh, Anya Dunne, Caoimhe Nolan, Chloe O’Shea, Eabha Fox, Emma Hickey, Eva Collis, Isabel Cuffe, Reka Kiss Kallo, Lauren Shelly, Mia Goodwin, Niamh O’Brien, Laura O’Reilly, Rachel Johnston, Sadhbh Ni Bhuachalla, Saoirse Fitzgerald, Sarah Keirns, Zarah Casey Lancaster, Anna Lyons
U14 Div 1 Camogie Championship Final Lucan Sarsfields 5-17 v Ballyboden St Endas 1-10
Lucan Sarsfields carved their name into the Dublin Camogie U14 Div 1 Championship roll of honour for 2022 after defeating Ballyboden St Endas in a worthy final contest in the National Games Development Centre Abbotstown Dublin.
Having lost out last year in the semi-final stage of the Championship, and in their first final, Lucan Sarsfields hoped to secure a memorable win.
Played on Pitch 3 with a strong wind and excellent pitch conditions, Ballyboden St Endas won the toss and played with the wind. The opening period turned out to be compelling with both teams exchanging points. The tide turned with Lucan scoring two quick goals and keeping the score line ticking over with some excellent worked points. Even though Ballyboden St Endas scored a goal after the 20-minute mark, Lucan responded with 2 more goals to lead at half time on a score line of 4-7 to 1-7.
Playing with the wind in the second half, Lucan fired three unanswered points to further increase their lead and with the addition of a fifth goal halfway through the second half, Lucan were on their way to be crowned champions.
Lucan continued to score some excellent points till the final whistle was blown to deliver the title on a score line of 5-17 to 1-10.
Player of the Match: Eva Collis
Scorers for Lucan Sarsfields: Ellen Eakins 0-6 Juliette Hartford 0-2 Sadhbh Lynch 0-1 Reka Kiss Kallo 1-1 Kate Kennedy 2-0 Aoife Murphy 1-0 Eva Collis 1-7
Team: Kate Lynch, Tara Montgomery, Aisling Fleming, Caoileann Sharkey Cara Coffey, Ciara Hylands, Niamh O’Brien, Sadhbh Lynch, Juliette Hartford, Olivia Byrne, Reka Kiss Kallo, Eva Collis, Aoife Murphy, Ellen Eakins ( Capt ), Kate Kennedy, Orla Dunne, Chloe Newman, Millie Ryan, Sophie Carberry, Aoibhinn Murray, Kate O’Brien.
U14 Division 5 Camogie Championship final Lucan Sarsfield B 5-4 Naomh Fionnbarra 2-2, 30th October
Lucan Sarsfield U14 B camogie hosted the Division 5 county championship on Sunday and oh what a match the large crowd of enthusiastic supporters from both teams were treated to on a sunny windy day at the 12th Lock.
Captain Ruby Glynn won the toss and tactically opted to play against the wind in the 1st half. Lucan got on the scoreboard first with a point from Ava Malone. Naomh Fionnbarra responded and the sides were level. The first half continued with physical battle with both teams showing great skill and determination to win possession. Lucan teamwork, courage and drive were rewarded with Erica O’Regan and Ava Malone hitting the back of the net putting Lucan ahead before Naomh Fionnbarra levelled again to leave both teams tied with a score of 2-1 at half time.
Heroic play resumed in the 2nd with Lucan playing with wind. Continued hard work and a solid defence was shown by the Lucan backline along with free taking accuracy and player of the match Sarah McBrearty. The Lucan midfield and forwards play allowed the girls take control of the match with scores from Erica O’Regan, Ava Malone, Laura Moran and Ruby Glynn. The Lucan girls showed their fitness and skill in the 2nd half with great soloing runs by Alex O’Shea and Lexi Griffin. Every member of this Lucan U14 panel gave their all on the day and can be proud to be crowned U14B 2022 county champions. At the final whistle Lucan were worthy winners with a final score line of 5-4 to 2-2. Ref Pat Denieffe commented at the end that camogie was the winner as could be seen with the standard of camogie displayed by both teams a delight to watch.
Team & scorers: A Harkin, L Ryan, A O’Shea, L Dunne, L Griffin, S McBrearty, J Walsh, A Malone (2-1), C Buckley, R Glynn (0-1), E O’Regan (2-1), H Simpson, C Fitzgerald, E Bennett, R Jolley, S Hannon, M Coleman, E Cronin, A Heffernan, L Moran (1-1).
Adult Hurling Report
This was a big weekend for our emerging young talent as we competed in two Championship semi-finals and a final. A super semi-final Sunday which saw victories for the U19A's and U17B's was unfortunately followed by Halloween horror for the Under 17A's who lost out dramatically in the Championship final to Kilmacud Crokes. See match Reports below
U19A Hurling Championship Semi-final: Lucan Sarsfields 6-19 Naomh Barróg 1-8.
12th Lock, Sunday 30/10/2022
Lucan progressed to the U19A final with this very comfortable win over Naomh Barrog. The game was played in very benign autumnal weather at the 12th Lock and the pitch was in great condition despite a lot of rain during the week. Sean Harkness opened the scoring for Lucan with a couple of early frees and then an early goal, kicked to the net by Joey Dunne, gave Lucan a significant advantage which they never relinquished. Barrog were competitive in the first half and threatened to pose some problems for the Lucan defence on occasion. Hugh Cuffe finished a good move for a second Lucan goal but the visitors responded soon after with a well taken goal at the other end. Points from Cuffe, Jack Behan, Harkness and Brendan Kavanagh kept the scoreboard ticking over for Lucan and then a late goal well finished by Harkness gave Lucan a significant half-time lead of 3-8 to 1-6. Any hope of a Naomh Barróg revival in the second half were quickly extinguished as Sean Harkness placed an early penalty in the corner of the net. Further scores followed from Cuffe, Behan, Kavanagh along with two good points from Cathal Doody and the game was effectively over as a contest. Matt Coogan finished a nice sequence of passes for Lucan's fifth goal and Alex Hickey followed up with a great point. A long range free from Lucan keeper Cian Canavan found its way to the net to put the icing on the cake soon after.
Michael Cunningham and Finn Bruton anchored a very solid Lucan defence in which Alex Hickey was also prominent. Jack Behan was in charge at midfield and the half forward line of Cuffe, Coogan and Doody all put in a good shift mixing hard graft with adept finishing, while Harkness was consistently accurate from frees and play in the corner. Overall a good performance from Lucan but they will know they face a stiffer task in the final against Kilmacud Crokes.
Lucan team/scorers: C Canavan (1-0), J Doyle, M Cunningham, S Coffey, J Finn, F Bruton, A Hickey (0-1), L Garrigan, J Behan (0-3), H Cuffe (1-3), M Coogan (1-0), C Doody (0-2), B Kavanagh (0-2), J Dunne (1-0), S Harkness (2-8, 0-6f, 1-0 pen). Subs introduced: M Young, J McSweeney, C Sheary, C Hylands.
U17D Championship Semi-final: Lucan Sarsfields 1-6 Cuala 0-8
12th Lock, 30/10/2022
Lucan U17B's qualified for the championship final with a dramatic nail biting win over Cuala. This was a very well contested game from the start and both sides showed commendable commitment and plenty of skill. Both defences were excellent which made scores very hard to come by in the first half, but Ross Murray kept Lucan in touch with some excellent points from placed balls. Lucan had played with the breeze in that half but couldn't make it count on the scoreboard. and the game was level at half time 0-3 each.
Cuala began to get slightly on top early in the second half and had built up a three point lead, 0-8 to 0-5 midway through the half. Lucan brought it back to a two point game and then substitute Niall Melvin got the vital goal to take the lead. There was still plenty of time for Cuala to get back into it and they threw everything at the Lucan defence in the closing minutes. However, the Lucan backs held firm as they had done all day and repelled several attacks to hold out for a famous win and a place in the final. The teams were very evenly matched but Lucan deserved their win on the back of some tenacious defending throughout. The strength of the panel was a big factor also with the subs introduced all making a significant contribution. Ronan McGrath, who was a key player for Lucan in previous games, was unable to start due to injury and is sure to be a big addition for the final also.
Lucan Team/Scorers: Josh Murphy, Cian O’Driscoll, Sean Corry, Kevin Keane, Liam Fitzpatrick, Aidan Barry, Sean McGowan, Callum Conway, Daragh Kenna (0-1), Ross Murray (0-3f), Oran Fitton, Daniel Mahon, Conor Smullen, Ryan Donnelly, Sean Teehan (0-2). Subs: Niall Melvin (1-0), Sean Kearney, Isaac Kenny, James Scott, Ronan McGrath, Ben O’Keefe, Reuben McCormack.
U17A Championship Final: Kilmacud Crokes 3-13 Lucan Sarsfields 1-16.
O'Toole Park, 31/10/22.
A heart-breaking last gasp defeat for Lucan was the outcome of this pulsating U17A Championship final played in heavy underfoot conditions at O'Toole Park. Lucan went into the game as underdogs but gave a superb performance and were very unlucky losers in the end. Credit to Crokes who battled back to snatch victory with two late goals when their cause looked lost, but it was the cruellest of blows for a young Lucan side who probably deserved to win it on the balance of play.
Lucan started well and had the first three scores of the game, all from expertly taken frees by Daragh Meehan, against a difficult wind. Crokes gradually got into the game and a 12th minute goal put them ahead, 1-1 to 0-3. The exchanges were very even after that, with Lucan largely negating any wind advantage that Crokes had through clever positional and ball placement. Crokes did manage to stay ahead, 1-4 to 0-5 after 20 minutes, but a great point in injury time from Charlie Mulqueen left just a point between them at the break, 1-5 to 0-7. Eoin Conheady also contributed an excellent first half point from play and frees from Meehan and Daragh Lyons accounted for the other Lucan scores.
Lucan turned with the wind advantage for the second half and continued to hurl well and a free from Meehan and a point from play from David Mulqueen had them level after 35 minutes, 0-9 to 1-6. The next period provided the best of hurling of the game with both sides moving the ball well and scores were tit for tat. By the 45th minute, Lucan had a slender advantage 0-13 to 1-9, helped by points from play from David Mulqueen and Daragh Lyons and two frees from Meehan. The 50th minute provided what looked like a key turning point. Lucan corner forward Cormac Coffey made a great fetch near goal and was fouled when about to pull the trigger. Daragh Meehan stepped up again for the resulting penalty and got the goal that looked like it might be decisive. Meehan then added a free to give Lucan a 5 point lead with less than 10 minutes on the clock. Crokes didn't panic however and got the next three scores to bring it back to a 2 point game. Meehan again scored a free to extend the lead to 3 in the 59th minute. Lucan defended resolutely and had a couple of chances of their own until the 64th minute when Crokes pointed a free when it looked like they needed more. There was time for more drama however, and in the 65th minute Crokes created some space in the Lucan defence and had the bodies forward to get a vital goal and a one point lead. The game continued and Lucan attacked valiantly but couldn't create a clearcut chance and then a long ball from distance found its way to the Lucan net to give Crokes an unassailable 4 point advantage. Cathal Kennedy did get one back for Lucan in the dying seconds but Crokes held on and it was heart-break for Lucan who had looked to be in a winning position inside the last 10 minutes.
While it wasn't to be their day, this Lucan team can be very proud of their performance. They were well prepared and hurled with great commitment, ability and teamwork from start to finish against a very accomplished Crokes team. Young goalkeeper Freddie Harran was unfortunate to concede the last goal but had made a couple of excellent interventions in the first half and handled excellently. Full back Jamie Smith was a lion in a very solid full back line, making some great blocks and bursts out of defence. Cathal Kennedy and Sean Langhton (particularly in the first half) were also prominent while upfront Darragh Meehan gave an outstanding display from placed balls as well as general work rate and was ably supported by the Mulqueen brothers and Daragh Lyons. All eighteen players who took the field gave their all and contributed to an enthralling game. While this defeat will hurt, they will have learned a huge amount from the experience and will emerge a stronger force when they go up a grade next year.
Lucan Team/Scorers: Freddie Harran, Sean Carolan, Jamie Smith, Daniel Kane, Eoin Conheady (0-1), Cathal Kennedy (0-1), Sean Langhton, Patrick Ryan, Ryan Clancy, Conor Greally, Daragh Meehan (1-9, 0-9f, 1-0 pen), Daragh Lyons (0-2, 0-1f), David Mulqueen (0-2), Charlie Mulqueen (0-1), Cormac Coffey. Subs introduced: Dara Walsh, Robert Keher, Massimo Pappalardo. Panelists: Cathal Geraghty, Lee Murphy, Dillon Ryan, Kevin Gormley, Callum Morris, Daire Collins, Michael Lynch, Callum Keane.
Social News & Events
Annual Remembrance Mass
The Annual Club Mass to remember members and relatives of members, who have passed away during the last year, will take place on Thursday 17th November at 8pm in the Clubhouse.
Club AGM will be held in the clubhouse on Thursday 24th November at 9pm
Cúpla Focal Club
Every Monday from 8 to 9pm we host a beginners and advanced group who wish to improve and practice their Irish in a fun way. Learn 20 new words and 20 new phrases each night. If interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 0872331983. No cost, a donation if desired to Nagarhope. Fáilte roimh gach duine
No Winner of last week’s Lotto Prize of €7,800.
The Numbers were 11, 13, 18, 24.
As it was a bank holiday we drew 6 lucky dip prizes which go to, Tony Rigney, Seaghan and Grainne O’Lanagain, Liam Kavanagh, Michael & Joan Molloy, May Burke, Paul Benson, Aoife Mahon, Jim Mulqueen, May Freeman and John Cosgrove
Next week’s Lotto will be for a jackpot of €8,200. The draw is sponsored by Lucan Village Pharmacy and will be led by Edel Mooney.
Tá €8,200 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 3rd November, 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.
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
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