lucan sarsfields gaa club

Club Notes

April 24, 2024

                                                                                                                                                                                                               24th April 2024

Lucan Sarsfield’s Club Notes 


There will be a table quiz in the clubhouse on the 26th of April in Aid of the Elizabeth McNicholas Fund. We are encouraging our members and supporters to get involved in this event and help raise the much-needed funds. The cost of a table is €40 for four people. To reserves a table please contact Seán 083 419 3349, Michael 087 233 1983 or Séamus 087 218 9960. You can support Elizabeth's cause by donating online at: .You can also visit the Team Elizabeth Page on Facebook for full updates on the campaign:  Thank you for your continued support. 


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  


Referee Recruitment 

Dublin GAA are looking for passionate GAA members to join their team of referees. This is a great opportunity to get involved, improve your knowledge, keep fit and get paid to do it. There will be a course on the 13th and 20th of May in Parnell Park. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Barry 0863761366 or email 


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 and grounds set up. 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 €3,400. 

The Numbers were 1, 4, 8, 13 

The lucky dip prizes go to Douglas Miller, Orlaith McKelvey, M. McGillicuddy, O' Lanagain Family and Erris Smith. 

This week’s Lotto will be for a jackpot of €3,800. The draw is sponsored by REA McDonald and will be led by Frank Fleming. 


Gym Membership for 2024 

Thank you for all who have renewed already. The yearly access is €20. Access to the club gym is strictly over 18s. Gym key fobs with un-renewed payments for 2024 will be disabled on Friday the 10th of May. Gym membership and access for 2024 can be renewed via the following link:  


Summer Camps  

Our summer camps will be open for registration by Friday 26th April. The Cúl Camp will be open for registration on Friday 26th April via the Cúl Camps Wesbite. These camps are open to both members and non-members who are in primary school (either starting in September or just finishing). All camps will be multisport. Make sure to register as places are limited. Places for club camps can be booked via ClubZap or links on social media.

Please see below for camp dates: 

Cúl Camp: 1st – 5th July 

Club Camp: 8th – 12th July 

Campa Samhraidh: 22nd –26th July 

Club Camp: 5th – 9th August (This camp includes a trip to Croke Park!) 

Club Camp: 12th - 16th August 



Four wins from five games played was the return for our adult hurlers this weekend. There were good wins for seniors (v Craobh), Intermediates (v Cuala), Junior As (v Sylvester’s) and Junior B’s (v Thomas Davis). Our Junior C South team lost away to Ranelagh Gaels while the Junior C North team received a walk over. 
AHL1:  Craobh Chiarán 0-17 Lucan Sarsfields 1-20. 
Clonshaugh, 20th April. 

Lucan seniors maintained their unbeaten start to the season with this win over Craobh. The hosts never make it easy, and Lucan had to battle hard to withstand a spirited Craobh comeback to prevail comfortably enough in the end. 

The first half was evenly contested with an early Ciaran Dowling goal giving Lucan the advantage, but Craobh gradually got a foothold scoring a succession of long range frees and had levelled by halftime, 0-10 to 1-7. Lucan got on top early in the second half and built up a six-point lead helped by the unerring accuracy of Sean Harkness from frees. However, Craobh showed great resolve to fight back and narrow the gap to just a single point inside the last 10 minutes. Lucan stepped it up again and scored five on the trot and won by six in the end. 

Seán Langton, Matt McCaffrey and the outstanding Luke Walsh were very good in the Lucan defence. Kevin Fitzgerald relished the midfield battle while Ciaran Dowling and Charlie Keher were always a threat in the forward line. 

Lucan team/scorers; 
C Murray, M McCaffrey (0-1), P Rigney, S Langton, R Ward, C Stritch, L Walsh, K Fitzgerald, D Lyons, M Coogan (0-1), S Harkness (0-10f), C McHugh (0-1), C Keher (0-3, 0-1s), C Mulqueen, C Dowling (1-3). Subs introduced; H Cuffe (0-1), E Dowling. 
AHL4: Lucan Sarsfields 0-15. Cuala 1-11. 
12th Lock, 6:15pm 20th April 
On a radiant day at the 12th Lock, the contenders converged in a pivotal match to vie for an early lead in AHL4 standings. Lucan, confronted with the challenge of starting against the easterly wind, braced themselves for an arduous contest right from the onset. 
In the first half, tensions were high as both teams fought tooth and nail for every point. Lucan managed to secure a free early on, but their keeper remained resolute to protect his goal and Cuala relentlessly defended with Keggo's attempt to point going wide, at the other end Cuala capitalized on their early opportunities to score points. 
Ruairi Gleason was instrumental for Lucan, scoring crucial points throughout the game, Lucan's defence held strong against Cuala's advances with notable performances from Eoin, Mike and Alex. Lucan led 7-6 at half time thanks to a last-minute point from Joey. 
The second half saw Lucan continue the fight with renewed determination. Rory Stapleton's point early on boosted our morale, but Cuala remained a formidable opponent, answering back with points of their own. 
It was a tense moment when Cuala had a chance at goal, but Lucan's defence held strong, batting the ball wide for a 65. However, Cuala soon broke through with a stunning goal with a run from midfield, sending shockwaves through the crowd. 
But Lucan refused to give up. With Bren's assist, Ruairi Gleeson scored two crucial points from play, narrowing the gap. In the final minutes, Lucan's resilience paid off as they secured a hard-fought victory with a final score of 0-15 to Cuala's 1-11. 
The battle of AHL4 had been fiercely contested, but in the end, it was Lucan who emerged victorious, their spirit and skill shining bright on that sunny day at the 12th Lock. 
Team and scorers 
Cathal Doody, Alex Hickey, Michael Cunningham, Eoin Seery, James Finn, Luke Murphy, Gavin Millea, Mark Gormley, Paddy Ryan, Colm Keenan, Ruairi Gleeson (0-4), Rory Stapleton (0-2), Joey Dunne (0-5, 3f), Kaygan Cooney, Brendan Kavanagh (0-2). Subs; Anthony McNulty, Darragh Meehan, Conor Hyland (0-1), Mathew Dunne, Craig Moore 

AHL9: Lucan 4-17, Thomas Davis 1-5 

Lucan Jun B hurlers secured their fourth victory of the league with an impressive victory over Thomas Davis at the 12th Lock on Friday evening. They were in charge of this match from the throw in, a fine catch and strike by Niall Higgins got things rolling and it was quickly followed by scores from Ross Campion, Adam Duffy, Adam Whyte and Conor Sheery. A fine run and strike from Ross resulted in Lucan's second goal. Some resolute defending was required to keep a lively Davis forward line danger at bay. Eoin Kilduff swapped the big ball for the small one and he gave a commanding display at full back where he was ably assisted by Pierce Farrell and Dylan Ryan who continues to impress. Lucan held a six-point lead at the break. The second half continued in the same vein and in fact the visitors were held scoreless for more than 25 minutes. Kein Quinn was in great form at centre back where Joey Mac and Cillian Morrisey also impressed. Liam Farrell and Darragh Quinn put in a big evening's work at midfield. Goals from Adam Duffy (2) and points from several players rounded off the scoring.  

Second half subs Dan Barry Murphy (nephew of the famous JBM), Neil O'Leary, Tiernan Swords, Finan Breen and Alan Flanagan all contributed handsomely to the big win.  


Lucan: C Doody (0-1), Pierce Farrell, E. Kilduff, D.Ryan, J.McSweeney, K.Quinn, C.Morrisey, D. Quinn, L. Farrell, (0-2) A.Duffy (2-4) , A. Whyte (0-2), Ross Campion (1-2) , E.Power, N. Higgins ( 1-1), C.Sheery (0-1), D.B.Murphy (0-2). N.O'Leary(0-2). T.Swords, A. Flanagan. F. Breen.   



There was lots of juvenile action over the weekend. It was great to see the sun shining as opposed to our recent rainy matches. Our U8 and U10 girls loved the change in weather as seen in the pictures below. 

Our U15 ladies' footballers had a big weekend as they competed in Féile 2024.We had three teams competing in three divisions across Dublin.  

The U15A team played their division 2 group games on Saturday in Castleknock GAA Club. They had great run in the group games and win in their semi-final sent them into the final on Sunday. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be for our girls who after a tough battle lost to St Sylvesters. Final score Lucan 1:01 – 0:07 St Sylvesters. Hard luck to the team and management. Pictured below. 


The U15B team played their division 8 group games in Beann Eadair, Howth. Overlooking the sea, this was arguably the most scenic venue for Féile in Dublin. All the teams in this group were evenly matched and there was only one kick in the game to separate them in each match - unfortunately Lucan came out just short in two of their games.T he girls showed great spirit as usual and have built up great friendships on the team and were as usual very supportive of each other. In all despite the results it was a great experience for the girls, and they had a good day out. 


The U15C team played their division 11 Féile at home as we hosted these group games. The girls had a successful run in the group stages but in the end were edged out by Fingallians in the semi-final. The girls left everything on the pitch. Hard luck to the team and management. 


Well done to our U15B hurlers who had a hard-fought win away to St Kevin Killian's in the Division 5 Féile semi-final. Final score Lucan 4:09 – 2:09 St Kevin Killian's. Best of luck to the lads in their preparations for the final. 


Our U13 girls had a great weekend styling their new team jerseys. A huge thank you to John Smith of The Cartridge Expert on Main Street Lucan who sponsoring. Hopefully plenty of successful years ahead in these jerseys! See picture below. 




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   


Congratulations to Réka Kiss Kalo and Cara Coffey who helped the Dublin U16 Ladies Footballers secure the Leinster title on Sunday. A hugely proud day for the girls, their families and the club as Réka captained the side and Cara was named player of the match. Well done girls!! 


Well done to Mia Farrell and the Dublin Minor Camogie team who won their All-Ireland Shield semi-final over the weekend. Mia played a stormer in the nets and earned herself player of the match. They now progress onto the final this Saturday 27th April. The game will be played in UPMC Nowlan Park @2:30. It would be great to get some club support out for the team. 


Thank You for supporting Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club.

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