lucan sarsfields gaa club
Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes
September 11, 2023
Our three minors hurling teams commenced their championship campaigns this weekend and it was a perfect start with wins for all three. The Minor A's had a comfortable win over Cuala at the 12th Lock (report below), the Minor B's had a big win away to Skerries and the Minor C's completed the treble edging out Castleknock by a point in AGP3.
Minor Hurling A Championship: Lucan Sarsfields 2-15 Cuala 2-5.
This was a relatively comfortable win for Lucan Minor A's, as the scoreline suggests, and the margin could have been much bigger, but for a combination of inefficiency by the Lucan inside forward line and some good saves by the Cuala keeper. Lucan started on top and some early scores from Charlie Mulqueen, Paddy Ryan and Ryan Clancy were soon followed by a Davey Mulqueen goal to create a deserved margin on the scoreboard. However, the concession of a rather sloppy goal allowed Cuala back into the game and the scoreline was closer than the balance of play warranted after 20 mins. Lucan did add some more scores before half time to lead 1-9 to 1-3. Our recent Indian summer came to a sudden end with a downpour at the start of the second half. The rain made conditions more difficult for good hurling and the game suffered as a result. Davey Mulqueen added a second goal and Lucan pulled clear with a few well worked points. As the sun came out again for the final ten minutes, Lucan added on a few more scores with a long range point from Cathal Kenendy a highlight of the half. Cuala did manage a late goal to put a slightly better gloss on the scoreboard. Overall it was a good performance by Lucan who were the better team throughout. The defence was generally on top with prominent performances from Jamie Smyth and Cathal Kennedy in the central positions. The midfield pairing of Ryan Clancy and Paddy Ryan was quite effective and both picked off some nice scores from play. Darragh Lyons was prominent in the half-forward line and set up some nice scores, while Davey Mulqueen helped himself to 2-2 in a full forward line that could have had a few more goals. Positive contributions from the subs introduced will make for plenty of competition for starting places the next day out.
Good to see most of our senior hurlers on the sideline supporting the next generation.
Lucan Team/scorers: S O'Neill, D Walsh, J Smith, D Kane, S Langton, C Kennedy (0-1), E Conheady, P Ryan (0-3), R Clancy (0-2), C Greally, D Meehan (0-1), D Lyons (0-2f), D Mulqueen (2-2), C Mulqueen (0-1), R Keher (0-1). Subs introduced: S Bolger (0-1), C Coffey (0-1), K Costello, M Pappalardo.
Dublin Ladies Gaelic Football Association - GO-AHEAD INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP GROUP A, 7:00pm. Wednesday 6 September 2023 12th Lock, Lucan - Referee, Ray McBride, Lucan Sarsfields – Parnells
The third round of the 2023 intermediate championship and another very warm evening for football with only a very light breeze which did little to reduce the humidity. Parnells were the visitors and despite having two defeats were still capable of getting goals and points, however it was not to be. Parnells opened the scoring with a free and a point from play in the second minute, with Sars replying a minute later with a pointed free taken by Sinead Daly. Aoife Seery overturned the Parnells kickout and slipped it to Daly who pointed from play. Parnells retained possession on their kickout this time, but could not get through easily, eventually their scoring attempt dropping short into the hands of Abby Sheils, and four passes later; Shiels to Siobhan Birnie, to Ellen Lyons, to Mairi Moynihan and then to the hands of Sophie McIntyre who duly pointed. Parnells responded with a point a few minutes later. Lucan attacked again, wides from Moynihan, McIntyre, and Birnie were followed up with a point from Moynihan after Emma Fallon overturned the Parnells attack. Parnells shot wide again, and in the individual movement of the game, Shiels kickout found Rebecca Flannagan who kicked to McIntyre between the opposition 65 and 45, Sophie then soloed between two visiting midfielders, ran past the 20m line, beat another two defenders and the goalie, to put Lucan 1-4 to 0-4 ahead. Zara Lawless, and Daly (free) added points, Moynihan and McIntyre shot wide, Parnells came close to a goal, but a timely interception by Flanno kept them out. Half Time score: Lucan Sarsfields 1-06, Parnells 0-04.
Orlaith McKelvey replaced the hard working Cliodhna Ni Buachalla in midfield for the restart. Lucan dominated the early exchanges and won a free 30m out just left of the posts, which Daly pointed. From the kickout, Birnie turned the ball over to Daly who linked with McIntyre for another point. Daly added a free almost from the same position as the last one. The tempo of the game went down a notch, probably due to the very warm evening, as the game ebbed and flowed with lucan pressing and Parnells back in numbers to prevent more leaks into their net. Moynihan came close, and eventually Daly was fouled 10m near to the left hand touchline and 35m from the endline – Zara Lawless took this one from the ground and it sailed between the posts, we are all looking forward to the day when she kicks a 2-point 45!! Parnells took a couple of points from play, and on the quarter hour, Birnie kicked with her left over the bar. 1-11 to 0-6 with 15mins to go. Temperatures were still over 20º as the floodlights came on, both teams were starting to make mistakes, Phoebe Shannon came on for Rebecca Flanagan, Rebeccan O’Reilly on for Lawless, however Lucan closed up at the back, allowing Parnells just one more point, while Mcintyre twice, Moynihan twice, one from play and one a free closed out the scoring for Lucan. The game just fizzled out for the last five minutes with neither team getting the advantage, Final Score; Lucan Sarsfields 1-15, Parnells 0-7.
No game next week, St Maurs away on 20 September, to decide our opposition for the playoffs.
Lucan Sarsfields: Abby Shiels, Rebecca Flanagan, Avril Quinn, Emma Fallon, Lily Rooney, Emma O’Brien, Aoife Seery, Cliodhna Ni Buachalla, Ellen Lyons, Siobhan Birnie (0-1), Emma Flanagan, Sophie McIntyre (1-4), Mairi Moynihan (0-2 1f), Sinead Daly (0-6 4f), Zara Lawless (0-2 1f) Subs: Orlaith McKelvey for Cliodhna Ni Buachalla, Rebecca O’Reilly for Zara Lawless. Phoebe Shannon for Rebecca Flanagan, Leah O’Byrne for Siobhan Birnie and Ella Lacey for Emma Fallon
Lucan Sarsfields Junior 6 South vs St Mary’s Saggart
The sun went and the heavens opened but nothing was going to stop Lucan’s Junior C south team from making it 3 from 3. Lucan Junior Cs started strong with Kevin O’Reilly taking a commanding role from the off. Kev racked up 5 points over the game. Good passages of play were rewarded but slippy conditions didn’t make it easy. Mark Daly came into his own as his various cross bar and upright hits were eventually repaid with a goal and a point which were deserved on persistence alone. 2nd half was slow and some missed opportunities due to the heat and humidity so the bench was emptied to give fresh legs. And fresh legs paid off with a goal from Finan Breen. Ryan Quinn finished the game off with another goal.. final score 3-11 to 1-5.
Role on the quarter final at home against St Annes on the 24th September.
Huge thanks to the side line support.
Team/Scorers: Ian Brogan, Jack Kelly (0-1), Ryan Brant, Darragh Quinn, Neil O’Leary, Ian Crowley, Andy Glynn, Mark Gormley (0-1), Ryan Quinn (1-0), Adam Duffy, Ross Campion (1-9), Ciaran Scully (0-1), Josh Brant (0-2), Kevin O’Reilly (0-5), Mark Daly (1-1) ,Shaun Keegan, Finan Breen (1-0), Jack McCarthy.
Coiste na nÓg / Juvenile
After 6 fun packed years, our Juvenile Secretary, Ciara Dardis is handing over the reins in the Juvenile section. We would like to thank Ciara for her commitment to the development of the club as Juvenile Secretary, we acknowledge her efforts for our younger members through arranging the matches, pitch allocations and referees, week in week out. In addition, her dedication and commitment extended to supporting fundraising through her involvement in Scarefields, collections in Supervalue and assisting the promotion of the club on social media. We would like to welcome Louise Flynn to the role of Juvenile Secretary and wish her well, as we continue to develop the juvenile section of our club.
We have now reopened our Academy all children are welcome and the good news is that new members charge is only €20 for the rest of the year. Anyone interested in joining can contact Alan.
No Winner of last week’s Lotto Prize of €3,400.
The Numbers were 2, 14, 18, 26.
The lucky dip prizes go to, The lucky dip prizes go to, Grainne Anderson, George Dobbs, Pat Scully, Ciara Lyons Kennedy and John McGivney.
Next week’s Lotto will be for a jackpot of €3,800. The draw is sponsored by Red Island Interiors and will be led by Edel Mooney.
Tá €3,800 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 14th September, 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.