lucan sarsfields gaa club
Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes
December 05, 2022
The adult hurling season concluded on Saturday with our Under 21A hurlers winning the 'B' Championship final after an epic tussle with Commercials. This was the third championship win of the year for the adult hurling section (along with U19A and U17B), following three league successes (Senior, Junior A and U17A) earlier in the year, in what was a very successful season overall. Thanks to all the players who put on the jersey during the year to hurl for Lucan and to all the team mentors and to everyone who supported our teams and helped out along the way. Plans are already being made for the coming season which will commence after a short break over Christmas.
Under 21 Hurling 'B' Championship Final: Lucan Sarsfields 1-26 Commercials 0-25 (AET) Rathcoole, Saturday 3rd December, 2022.
Four points down and a man down, as the clock approached 60 minutes and things didn't look good for Lucan's chances. However, the lads didn't give up and 4 successive points, three of them in injury time, brought the game to extra time, and ultimate victory for Lucan. The sides had been quite evenly matched from the outset and were level at 0-5 each after the opening 15 minutes. A goal, well finished by Sean Harkness in the 16th minute, gave Lucan the advantage but Commercials quickly clawed that back and there was only a point between them at half time, 1-9 to 0-11. Lucan generally had the better of the exchanges in the first half but were less efficient in scoring and clocked up a lot of wides. The sides were level by the 40th minute, 1-11 to 0-14 and still deadlocked at 1-13 to 0-16 entering the final 10 minutes. Lucan were down to 14 at that stage as Charlie Keher saw red for a mistimed shoulder. Commercials looked to have made a decisive surge when they got four points in a row to lead 0-20 to 1-13 into the closing stages. But Lucan showed remarkable resolve, aided by some fresh legs from the bench, to finish strong and level the game at 1-17 to 0-20 and force extra time. It had been a very entertaining hour of hurling and the prospect of more didn't disappoint the spectators despite the winter chill in the air. Lucan continued the momentum from the final minutes of normal time to establish superiority in the first period of extra time and led by three at the break, 1-22 to 0-22. Commercials fought hard in the second period and closed the gap on occasion but Lucan held on to win by 4 points in the end, 1-26 to 0-25 in what was an epic encounter.
The contribution from the bench was very significant for Lucan with all six players introduced making an impact and showed the strength in depth of the panel. This was a very young U21 team with only one player not eligible for next year and three U17s entering the fray also. It was a great performance for such a young team at this level and there were leaders throughout the field with notable performances from Michael Cunningham, Colm Walsh and Jack Behan in defence and Matt Coogan, Sean Harkness and Evin Dowling upfront. This win is further evidence of the healthy pipeline of talent coming into the adult ranks, building on the successes at U19 and U17 level this year also.
Lucan Team/Scorers: Cathal Doody, Shane Coffey, Ben O'Toole, Michael Cunningham, Jack Behan (0-1), Colm Walsh, Finn Bruton (0-1), Liam Garrigan (0-1), Mark Gormley, Hugh Cuffe (0-2), Charlie Keher (0-2), Matt Coogan (0-3), Sean Harkness (1-9, 0-5f, 0-2'65), Joey Dunne (0-2), Evin Dowling (0-5). Subs introduced: Darragh Lyons, David Mulqueen, Cathal Kennedy, Alex Hickey, Henry Keogh, Brendan Kavanagh.
Panelists: James Finn, Michael Young, Conor Hyland, Charlie Mulqueen, Cian Duffy, Jack McCarthy, Ryan Clancy, Jamie Smith, Eoin Power, Fintan Ward, Daragh Meehan.
Management Team: Niall Gleeson, Johnny McCaffrey, Aidan Roche, Mark Smith, Leon Breen.
Our Junior C men’s Football Team are looking for a coach to assist with their development. Training is on Wednesday evenings with games on Sunday afternoon. If you have experience coaching and are interested in assisting this young and promising team please contact Michaela Caseley @ 0868508553
Senior Camogie Management
Applications are now invited for the position of Senior Camogie Manager.
Anyone interested in being considered, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date is Friday 9th December 2022. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
U12 Camogie and Football
Overall the last few weeks the U12 girls have enjoyed some very rewarding challenge matches. First up we played 3 matches vs Na Fianna. Our Lucan girls put on excellent displays in all 3 matches coming away with 2 wins and a draw. After that we took on Ballinteer St John's. Again, excellent displays all round with Lucan girls putting away some high scores with goals and points and victories in all 3 matches.
The girls also joined up with their U12 football friends for a team building event in Alive Outside. The girls enjoyed a great day out despite the very mucky conditions!
Next up is our end of year party in the clubhouse, also joined with football. The girls have enjoyed a very good year and we have a great turnout expected to celebrate at our end of year gathering.
Roll on 2023!
Social News & Events
Club Christmas Draw
We have assembled a wonderful array of prizes for our annual club draw and would like to thank all our sponsors for their kind donations.
Tickets can also be purchased in the club bar or Café and online here.
A big thankyou as well to all our volunteers who delivered the tickets to our members this week. Those steps can be included in any new year’s resolutions!
Sold tickets can be dropped to the Bar/Cafe and must be returned before Thursday 15th December. Draw will take place on Saturday 17th December in the Club Bar.
Supervalu Christmas Draw
Last week the winner of a €50 voucher was Des Morley. This Thursday another €50 voucher is up for grabs, all you have to do to be in with a chance to win, is link your supervalue card to your Sarsfields membership.
Details on the club website here
No Winner of last week’s Lotto Prize of €9,800.
The Numbers were 1, 6, 16, 25.
The lucky dip prizes go to, Claire O’Brien, Harry Mailer, Colm Keenan, SMEGs and Michael McAndrew.
Next week’s Lotto will be for a jackpot of €10,200. The draw is sponsored by Dual Print Ltd. and will be led by Frank Flemming.
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 8th December, 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
Thank You for supporting Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club.