lucan sarsfields gaa club

Club Notes

April 09, 2024

Lucan Sarsfield’s Club Notes                                            9th April 2024


Our Annual Golf Classic will take place on the 21st of June 2024 in Lucan Golf Club. The cost of a four-person team is €450. This event books up quickly and we had an unprecedented demand for tee times last year so make sure to register early. Invitations are also open for sponsorship opportunities for both companies and personal support. Please contact any member of our committee for registration, sponsorship enquiries and any other information. Maggie Mulqueen 087 2866581, Sara Hickey 086 8187070, Ruth Langton 086 8231139. A huge thank you to Colm Corrigan Builders for sponsoring this event. As always, we encourage our members to support our sponsors, click the following link to view their website  


The Cúpla Focal Club started on Monday the 15th of January from 8-9pm and will continue every Monday. This is a great opportunity to learn Irish. All welcome.  


The club has recently introduced Honorary Life Membership. Club Members over the age of 70, who have been members of the club for at least 20 years, can be nominated for approval by the Executive for this Membership of the club. Such nominations can be made by any full member of the club by emailing  


June Bank Holiday Draw 

We will be holding a special draw for the June Bank Holiday weekend. This will take place directly after the lotto on Thursday 31st May. 

1st Prize €1,000 cash 

2nd Prize €500 cash 

To Enter this draw please renew or sign up for a Lucan Sarsfields Recurrent Lotto Subscription via ClubZap. 

The following will be entered into the draw: 

1) All current direct debits get 1 Entry per Direct Debit line 

2) All memberships paid with an Annual Lotto Subscription 

3) All full year Lotto Subscriptions paid on ClubZap 

4) Any Recurrent Clubzap Lotto subscription eg 3 for a fiver (Recurrent) equates to 3 entries, Catherine’s Special (Recurrent) has 11 entries all other Recurrent options equate to one draw entry.   

This is a great opportunity to win a guaranteed cash prize while also supporting the club's weekly lotto. Sign up via ClubZap or the link below 


White Collar Boxing 

Due to unprecedented demand, we are once again taking over the big top on the 4th of May 2024 for another White-Collar Boxing Showdown. 

We are looking for sponsorship for this event with several different packages available. If you have a business, work for a business or know someone who does, that might like to sponsor or advertise at our event, please contact 

We are also looking for volunteers to help run this event smoothly, for example assistance with car parking, stewarding, grounds set up and bar work. Your support in this would be greatly appreciated. If you are interested, please contact Gerry McAndrew on 0851744627. 



We had no winner of last week’s lotto jackpot of €2,600. 

The Numbers were 2, 15, 17, 25. 

The lucky dip prizes go to Jim Mulqueen, Mary Freeman, Sinead Sealy, Brian Mahon, Maggie O'Flynn 

This week’s Lotto will be for a jackpot of €3,000. The draw is sponsored by Dual Printing and will be led by Gerry McAndrew. 


All our six adult teams managed to get league games played this weekend despite the ongoing challenges of the weather and the closure of pitches.  The seniors got the action going on Thursday night with a comfortable win over Faughs at the 12th Lock. Then on Saturday evening the Intermediates travelled to St Peregrines and brought home the two league points.  Sunday morning saw the Junior As claim a draw away to Kilmacud Crokes in Division 6. Then in the afternoon our other three Junior teams were in action with wins for the Junior Bs away to O'Toole's and the Junior C South team at home to Wanderers. Our Junior C North team made the long trip to Howth where they lost out to Beann Eadair. See selection of match details below. 
AHL1; Lucan Sarsfields 1-18  Faughs 2-10. 
12th Lock. 4/4/24. 

A very good first half performance was the foundation for this comfortable win over Faughs. Faughs got the first two scores, but Lucan were soon into their rhythm and a Charlie Keher goal after 12 minutes gave them a cushion they never relinquished. Ben Coffey and Ciaran Dowling were most prominent in a dominant Lucan forward line and they led 1-12 to 0-6 at half time. The weather got worse in the second half and so did the hurling as Lucan allowed their intensity to drop. However, they remained in control until two late goals by the visitors made the scoreline closer than it should have been at the end. 
Lucan team/scorers: C Murray, S Langton, P Rigney, S Coffey, C Stritch, M McCaffrey, L Walsh, K Fitzgerald (0-1), R Clancy, C McHugh (0-1), B Coffey (0-5), M Coogan (0-1), C Dowling (0-3), S Harkness (0-4, 0-3f), C Keher (1-3). Subs introduced C Keenan, P Smith, B Kavanagh, J Dunne, L Murphy. 
AHL 4: Peregrines 2-8 Lucan Sarsfields 1-16. 
Blakestown, April 6th, 2024. 
It was a week for extended experience, the team congratulated Liam Strong on his birthday, Liam advised that the best part about being 50, is that you did all your stupid stuff before the internet. 
Windy conditions set the stage for an intense hurling encounter as Peregrines faced off against Lucan. Lucan started the game against the wind, facing a challenging gale. Despite the unfavourable conditions, Lucan's Paddy Ryan managed to score the opening point. Peregrines attempted to respond but were thwarted with a wide. Evan Dowling extended our lead with another point, capitalizing on our early dominance, with notable efforts from Mark Gormley, Paddy Ryan and Colm Keenan. Bren Kavanagh was in the thick of it for most of the game, though he conceded a free now and again for his efforts. Peregrine's goalkeeper showcased his skills with a point from a long-range free. Joey Funne responded with a point, further solidifying our lead. As the game progressed, both teams battled fiercely for possession and scores. Peregrines managed to create a goal-scoring opportunity, but it was saved for a 65. Peregrines' No. 10 made an impact with a point from play. Despite Peregrines' efforts, Lucan maintained their advantage with points from play and frees. Peregrines faced a setback as they received a red card after a high elbow incident. Despite the numerical disadvantage, Peregrines managed to secure a goal, gifted by a mix up in the Lucan defence, keeping them very much in contention. The first half concluded with both teams exchanging points, with Peregrines maintaining a narrow lead. Half-Time Score: Peregrines 2-4 Lucan 0-7. 
Lucan resumed the scoring in the second half, adding to their tally with a point. Joey Dunne levelled the game with a well-taken free, it was Lucan's precision from frees and play that kept them in contention despite facing stiff opposition. Peregrines responded with points of their own, showcasing their determination to regain the lead. Lucan introduced super sub Hugh Cuffe who scored a crucial goal, by injecting momentum into our attack. Peregrines remained resilient, converting points from both frees and open play. Despite Peregrines' efforts, Lucan maintained their composure, securing points through frees and open play. The game concluded with Peregrines fighting hard until the final whistle, but Lucan's consistent scoring proved decisive in securing the victory. Final Score: Peregrines 2-8 (14 points) - Lucan 1-16 (19 points) 
Lucan Team and Scorers: 
C Doody, P Smith, M Cunningham, E Seery, J Finn, L Murphy, R Ward, M Gormley, P Ryan (0-1), E Dowling (0-1), R Gleeson (0-1), C Keenan (0-1), J Dunne ( 0-9, 0-4f), K Cooney, B Kavanagh (0-1). Subs introduced; A Hickey, H Cuff (1-2), C Mulqueen, C Hyland, G Millea. 
AHL6: Kilmacud Crokes 4-8 Lucan Sarsfields 2-14. 
Pairc de Búrca, 7/4/24. 
Lucan Junior As came away from Glenalbyn with a point but should have taken both as they were the better team but wasteful shooting cost them dearly. Crokes played with the benefit of a strong breeze in the first half. Lucan had started well with an early goal from Killian Boylan, but Crokes gradually used the elements to gain ascendancy and led 2-5 to 1-5 at half time. 
Crokes doubled their lead with a third goal early in the second half.  Lucan then gradually took control and, playing with the wind, a series of points had levelled the match with about 10 minutes to play. A second Lucan goal, finished by Mikey Young, and a further point had Lucan 4 ahead and looking set for victory. However, they failed to add to the lead as they missed a series of good scoring chances. Crokes then goaled from a 21-yard free and a pointed free in injury time levelled the match. Lucan created three more scoring chances but couldn’t take them and the game finished level. 
Lucan Team/scorers: L Finnerty, J Doyle, J McCaffrey, E Connolly, D Walsh, D Kelly, C Duffy, M O’Maolmhána, M Young (1-1), P Fagan, E Lombard (0-1), C Keane (0-8, 0-5f), K Boylan (1-1), A Carroll (0-2), G Kennedy (0-1). Subs introduced: E Conheady, K Roche, A Roche, C Canavan, D Barry Murphy. 


AHL Div 9. Lucan 2:10 – 0:11 O'Toole's. 


Lucan kept their winning start to the league going with a good win at a windswept Blunden Pk away to O'Toole's on Sunday afternoon.  This was a typically robust game against this opposition which was not helped by a referee who seemed to be playing by his own rule book at times.   Playing against the wind in the opening half Lucan made the early running, Adam Duffy opened the scoring and further points from Adam and Ross Campion helped keep our noses in front.   A strong rearguard action was required to keep O'Toole's from building a big score when aided by the wind. Cathal Doody was soundness personified in goal and he contributed two long range points for good measure, Dylan Ryan continued his excellent form. Alan Flanagan, Pierce Farrell, Tiernan Swords, Kian Quinn and Cillian Morrisey all put in a major shift. Two excellently taken goals in the opening half by Niall Higgins when ably assisted by Eoin Power and Conor Sheery gave us a five-point cushion at the break which in truth should have been more but for some wayward shooting when scores were there for the taking. Sean Teehan replaced the injured Ross just before the break and he made a fine contribution when introduced. Playing with the strong breeze, Lucan never allowed the home side a foothold in the game.  Liam Farrell and Darragh Quinn got through a mountain of work in midfield, Adam continued his accuracy from placed balls, Cathal landed two big scores from frees and made a vital save mid-way through the half and Adam Whyte rounded off the scoring with a fine point before the end. Joey McSweeney also made a big defensive contribution to the defensive efforts when introduced for the last 20 minutes. So, three wins from three and it's Thomas Davis at home next in a fortnight.  

Lucan Team and scorers: C. Doody, (0-2) P.Farrell. A.Flanagan, D.Ryan, T.Swords, K. Quinn. C. Morrissey, D. Quinn, L. Farrell, A.Duffy. (0-5) A. Whyte, (0-1) R. Campion, (0-1)  E.Power, N. Higgins, (2-1)  C.Seary, S. Teehan. J.McSweeney. 


AHL10 South: Lucan Sarsfields 6-13 Wanderers 4-8. 
12th Lock, 7/4/24. 
Lucan Junior Cs enjoyed a comfortable win over Wanderers in this Division 10 South encounter at the 12th Lock. A dominant first half, aided by the breeze, had Lucan leading 5-8 to 2-3 at half time. Conor Hyland set the tone with an early goal, but he picked up an injury soon after and had to swap with Josh Callaghan in goals. Lucan’s other goals in that half came from Kevin Gormley (two), Josh Callaghan and Danny McCarthy. 
The second half was more even as the pace of the game dropped. Kevin Gormley added his third goal as Lucan comfortably kept the visitors at bay and were comfortable winners in the end. 
Lucan Team/Scorers: J Callaghan (1-2), S Egan, C O’Neill, C McCormack, D McCarthy (1-1), C Hannon, S McAteer, J Brant (0-1), R Brant (0-3), K Gormley (3-3), C Hyland (1-0), D Shiels, D Geoghegan, D Boylan (0-3, 0-1f). 



Despite the conditions, our juvenile teams were out in force over the weekend, both home and away. They battled through the blustery conditions and put on a great display of skills. Pictured below our U8 Ladies Footballers, U9 Footballers, U10 Ladies Footballers and U15 Ladies Footballers. 






Our U11 boys had a great morning on Saturday against Ranelagh Gaels. A great picture below of the lads and management in Energia Park. 



Our Academy is on every Saturday morning from 9-11am and provides a great opportunity to get involved in Gaelic, Hurling and Camogie. It is open to children born in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Training times are age dependent, please contact our club Games Promotion Officer, Alan O’Neill - 0871213587   


Well done to Siobhán Birnie, Chloe O’Shea and Rachel Johnston in their Leinster Semi Final win against Westmeath with the Dublin Minor Ladies Footballers. Best of luck to the girls who will now face Wexford in the Leinster final this Sunday the 14th of April. 


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Congratulations to Mia Farrell and the Dublin Minor Camogie team in their quarter final win over Clare. A great result for the team and a clean sheet for Mia, well done! 

Hard luck to Cian Gavin, Killian Costello, Rian Doherty and Senan Bolger in their defeat to Longford in the Minor Football Championship. 

We also had several juvenile players representing Dublin over the weekend which is great to see. Well done to the following: Réka Kiss Kallo, Cara Coffey, Eva Collis (U16A Camogie), Sadhbh Lynch, Juliette Harford (U16B Camogie), Niamh O’Brien, Ciara Hylands (U16C Camogie), Caoimhe Buckley (U14 Ladies Football) 



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