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Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Notes

October 10, 2023

Club News


A very positive weekend for our minor hurlers with all three teams progressing to the championship quarterfinals. The Minor As had a big win over St Judes, while the Minor Bs were comfortable 9 point winners over Castleknock. Both teams top their group with three wins from three. The Minor Cs didn’t have a game this weekend but results elsewhere ensure they progress as group runners-up. 

Next Sunday is a big day of championship action. The Junior As play Whitehall in the Junior B Championship semi-final at 11am on Sunday morning at 12th Lock (tbc). 

Then all roads lead to Parnell Park in the afternoon for the senior championship semi-finals. Lucan play Na Fianna at 4pm, with the other semi-final preceding that at 2pm. 

We would ask all members and supporters to come along and provide the “16th man” to help get our lads into the Championship final. 

Our Junior Bs and Cs are also in championship action on Sunday afternoon against Na Fianna (home) and Garda (away) respectively. 


Lucan Sarsfields first and second teams were in action on Monday and Wednesday, both were successful in shield semi-finals and both losing the coin-toss for home advantage in the finals, the first team away to Clann Mhuire and the seconds to Westmanstown. While the A’s won their final, Commiserations to the B team who were narrowly beaten. 

Dublin Ladies Gaelic Football Association, GO-AHEAD Intermediate Shield Semi Final, 8:15pm. Monday 2 October 2023, 12th Lock, Referee, Jason Buckley Lucan Sarsfields v Clanna Gael/Fontenoy 

Storm Agnes forced the pitches to be closed last week and so the game was rescheduled for Monday night. It was a bit of a slow start, with Mari Moynihan opening the scoring with a point from a free, ClannaGael responded with a point from play. Lucans attack was misfiring, three wides in a row before Moynihan scored a second free in the eleventh minute, immediately followed up with our first point from play scored by Laura Quinn. For the next five minutes, the ball was seldom in a scoring position for either team, with both teams battling to retain possession. The Ringsend ladies went wide twice with Rebecca Flannagan, Avril Quinn and Emma Fallon, working like demons to close down attacks, before hitting the post while advantage was being played, a point resulting from the free to narrow the gap. This turned out to be as close as they would get to Lucan for the remainder of the game. Moynihan found the net on 20 minutes after some good play from Ellen Lyons, Quinn and Sophie McIntyre, who made the pass to Mari. ClannaGael replied with a point, and McIntyre responded with another from play. Moynihan added another and from the kickout, McIntyre won the ball and floated it in to Zara Lawless who buried it to make it 2-5 to 0-3 with a few minutes remaining in the half. Neither team were able find the scoring zones before the whistle for the break. Ella Lacey and Patricia Gordon were on for Lily Rooney and Emma Flannagan, but it was the visitors opening this scoring in this half, with a point from a 13m free. Sinead Daly opened her account, replying with a point from play. ClannaGael won and scored from a free. Siobhan Birnie was causing problems for the away team, mainly when tracking her player all over the pitch, but was rewarded with a goal in the 10th minute, McIntyre danced around three players and added a point and Birnie split the posts a minute later when Daly intercepted the kickout. Aoife Seery made way for Ada Bowler. Lucan were 12 points up going in to the last quarter, although it could have been much closer had ClannaGael taken their chances, the McIntyre, Moynihan and Birnie partnership resulted in another converted free by Moynihan, and again from play by McIntyre. Daly sent a quick free to Phoebe Shannon who pointed. ClannaGael got their 7th point from a free when Avril Quinn saw yellow for an innocuous challenge, meaning Lucan had to play out the remaining 8 minutes with 14 on-field. Sars adjusted defensively, and were forced to concede three points; perhaps some better pass selections should have been made to retain possession. Nevertheless it was a proficient performance, but an extra effort will be required when we are away to Clann Mhuire in the shield Final on Wednesday evening, Final Score Lucan Sarsfields 3-11, 0-10 Clanna Gael/Fontenoy 

Lucan Team: Abby Shiels, Rebecca Flanagan, Avril Quinn, Emma Fallon, Lily Rooney, Emma O’Brien, Aoife Seery, Laura Quinn (0-1), Ellen Lyons, Siobhan Birnie (1-1), Emma Flanagan, Sophie McIntyre (0-4), Mari Moynihan (1-4 3f), Sinead Daly (0-1), Zara Lawless (1-0), Ella Lacey (for Rebecca Flannagan), Patricia Gordon (for Emma Fallon), Ellen Dunphy (for Aoife Seery), Phoebe Shannon (0-1, for Zara Lawless), Leah O’Byrne (for Sinead Daly) 

Dublin Ladies Gaelic Football Association GO-AHEAD Intermediate Shield Final 7:30pm. Wednesday 4 October 2023, The Naul, Referee, Finbarr Shanahan Clann Mhuire v Lucan Sarsfields 

A two day turnaround from the semi-final and an away fixture under lights in North County Dublin, Clann Mhuire with All Ireland Winner, Carla Rowe, had qualified for the Shield final with a 7-9 to 3-13 win over Parnells. 

Right from the throw in, Lucan, playing with the wind, showed their determination, Laura Quinn getting the opening score within 20 seconds of the whistle, with support from Ellen Lyons and Sinead Daly. Mari Moynihan was the provider for Zara Lawless to point a couple of minutes later. Lawless then forced a save from the home keeper which fell to Daly who pointed. Clann Mhuire got on the scoreboard with a point in the fifth minute, and two minutes later after some great play between the Lucan midfield, half and full forwards, Moynihan pointed from a free. Siobhan Birnie had set out her stall and the player she was marking was going nowhere without Birnie at her side. Emma O’Brien sent the ball forward again and Lawless buried it in the net. Clann Mhuire put two more points on the board and started to pick up the pace, although Rowe looked like she was carrying an injury. Laura Quinn made it 1-5, Aoife Seery, Avril Quinn and Rebecca Flannagan were stout in defence and got the ball up field to Sophie McIntyre who danced around three players and stuck it in the net. From the kickout Clann Mhuire got the ball to Rowe who shook off any injury and stormed through to retaliate with a goal of her own. Daly replied with a pointed free. Lily Rooney linked with Seery and Emma Flanagan, to get the ball up-field again, only for play to be halted for an injury to a home team player. Flanno sent the ball to McIntyre who found Quinn allowing her to add a third point to her tally. Clann Mhuire should have scored a goal, but tremendous blocking from Rebecca F and Avril Quinn ensured the ball was turned over and sent forward for Moynihan to point. Daly scored from a free with three minutes to the break, Clann Muire added a goal and a point and Laura Quinn fisted over to leave six points between them at half time. Clann Mhuire 2-4, 2-10 Lucan Sarsfields Clann Mhuire took the initiative from the restart, forcing a save from Abby Shiels, who kicked long to find McIntyre who ended a nifty solo run with a great goal. The home team replied with a point, which was almost instantly cancelled out by Daly with a point of her own as McIntyre turned provider. Laura Quinn moved up to a more forward position when Lawless was replaced with Orlaith McKelvey going into midfield. After a lengthy stoppage for treatment to a home player, Clann Mhuire pointed from play, and a couple of minutes later they reduced the gap to five points when they scored a goal from a 13m free. The clock was stopped for another few minutes as another player required treatment. On the restart Lucan turned the ball over, O’Brien to McIntyre to Moynihan and back to McIntyre to take her third goal. Even with wind behind them, the home team were struggling, and only the determination of the county captain was keeping them in touch, however, Lucan, in a massive team effort, were not going to lie down. Moynihan pointed a free on the 13m line, and Daly shot a point over her shoulder with 9 minutes to go. Rowe added a pointed free for the home team to make it 3-7 to 4-13. Daly beat three defenders to score a goal, and Flanno added a point from play a minute later. Ellen Lyons made way for Rebecca O’Reilly, who passed to Daly via Flanno, and another point from play. The hosts added two more points in injury time, however it was too little too late and the full time whistle sounded with Lucan 11 points clear. Full Time Score Clann Mhuire 3-10, 5-15 Lucan Sarsfields Lucan Team: Abby Shiels, Rebecca Flanagan, Avril Quinn, Emma Fallon, Lily Rooney, Emma O’Brien, Aoife Seery, Laura Quinn (0-3), Ellen Lyons, Siobhan Birnie, Emma Flanagan (0-1), Sophie McIntyre (3-0), Mari Moynihan (0-3 2f), Sinead Daly (1-6 1f), Zara Lawless (1-1), 

Lucan team/scorers: L Finnerty, J Byrne, K Roche, E Connolly, M Young (0-1), P Kelly, B McGarry, M Gormley, P Fagan, M May, A Roche (0-3), C Keane (1-10, 0-6f), E Lombard (0-1), P Brennan (2-1), G Kennedy (0-1). Subs introduced D Kelly, J Doyle, C Duffy, A O’Neill, S Donohue.

Junior A Championship Sheild Final, Lucan Sarsfields 3-14 Westmanstown Gaels 2-16.

Our Junior A ladies team competed in the DLGFA Junior C championship and it came to a conclusion this Wed the 4th October in the shield final away to our near neighbours Westmanstown. The journey started away to St Pat's Donabate on a scoreline of 4-12 to 1-8 with the highlight being a strong 2nd half keeping the opposition to 2 scored points for most of the 30min which we could take with us into the next game. Our 2nd game was at home to Whitehall Colmcille's where we produced our best performance to date with a win 3-14 to 1-7. Last game was a winner takes all for a semi final berth and we gave it our all but fell short against St. Sylvesters B 1-8 to 3-8. Roll on the shield semi final at home against our old friends from 2022 Portobello and this time we didn't give them an inch and produced another great performance. Storm Ange meant we had to push out a week but Monday football suited us and won 4-10 to 3-3 a curtain raiser before our 1st Ladies Team playing in their Intermediate Shield Semi. Roll on to the final we thought we had a week but not to be. It was a 2 day break and off we went to Westmanstown, our near neighbours, for a fantastic game of football played in Jerome Twomey Park named after an old friend of Sarsfields. I think our captain Audrey Murtagh summed it up well when she said " it felt like an all Ireland final not a shield final". As the season draws to a close we have two league matches to play to see where we finished in Div 5. Great effort by this group of girls and mentors all year and already the talk is on next year how do we build on this and push on. 

GRMA. JJ,Billy,Stiofan,Miriam.

Team: J.Myler, P.Farrell, T.Swords, J.McSweeney, R.Moloney, J.McCarthy, C.Morrissey, C.Ryan, L. Farrell, R.Campion, P.Kenndey, F.Breen, E.Power, E.Higgins, C.Seery, D.Sheils, D.Coogan.


Lucan Sarsfields Junior 6 South vs St Brendan’s. Semi-Final 

An unusually warm Sunday in October was the scene for the Junior C South Football Team Semi Final V St Brendan’s GAA, Grangegorman. Although JCs had beaten St Brendan’s comfortably in the early stages they knew it was going to be hard fought. It was over 15 minutes before any team put a score on the board with opportunities going a miss as nerves settled. A low scoring first half had JCs in the lead with 8 points to 4 points. St Brendan’s came out fighting as both teams gave everything, but Brendan’s began to get the upper hand with several points from play and a goal. But this young Junior C south team dug in with the passion that had got them this far plus fresh legs from Ciaran Scully, Jack Kelly, Andy Glynn & Mark Daly pushed them on to get the deserved score to end up a draw at full time. Extra time allowed us to roll the bench again and two successive goals came quickly but as the end of the second half of extra time approached, bodies began to fall as the clock ticked down but at that point JCs had done enough to secure a well-deserved final. A super performance by Josh Brant & Ross Campion who scored 3-9 between them. Final score 3-13 to 3-16. Roll on the final. Huge thanks to the side line support, hope to see more of you there for the final on Sunday week - venue tbc 

Team/Scorers: 1 Ian Brogan, 2 Daraigh Quinn, 3 Cillian Morrisey, 4 Eoin Power, 5 Ryan Brant, 6 Daragh Reid, 7 Ian Crowley, 8 Mark Gormley (0-1), 9 Jack McCarthy, 10 Ryan Quinn, 11 Ross Campion (2-8), 12 Neil O’Leary (0-1), 13 Josh Brant (1-1), 14 Kevin O’Reilly, 15 Charlie Caseley (0-4), 16 Jack Kelly, 17 Andy Glynn, 18 Ciaran Scully (0-1), 19 Mark Daly, 20 David Donnelly, 21 Finan Breen 


Tickets are now available at €40 per person for the Lucan Sarsfields Christmas Gala which takes place on Saturday 2nd December at the Clubhouse. 

This promises to be a great night, starts at 7.30pm sharp with a Prosecco Reception followed by a 4 Course Meal followed by Live Band – DESIRE. 

This is a Social Event at the Club NOT a Fundraiser. 

The Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club 25 Card Drive resumes on Friday 13th October 2023 and will continue to 10th May 2024 in the Clubhouse Bar.

Date: Friday 13th October

Time: 8.00pm Sharp

1st Prize: €50 (if 12 or more players, 2nd Prize if 3 or more tables

Entry: €5 per person

Everyone is welcome - from beginners to those who played years ago and would like to resume playing so please spread the word! Members are also welcome to bring friends. Call Bill Ryan at 086-8500376 or Mary Flannery at 087-7469143 for further information.


No Winner of last week’s Lotto Prize of €5,000.

The Numbers were 12, 13, 15, 27.

The lucky dip prizes go to, The lucky dip prizes go to, Benny Dolan, Adrienne Doherty, Catriona Montgomery, Aoife Doyle and Mary Brennan.

Next week’s Lotto will be for a jackpot of €5,400. The draw is sponsored by Clandillon Motors and will be led by Shay Hurson.

Tá €5,400 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 12th October, 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.

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Tickets can be purchased online at the following link:,

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Thank You for supporting Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club.

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