lucan sarsfields gaa club

Club Notes

May 08, 2024

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       8th April 2024

Lucan Sarsfield’s Club Notes 

 

White Collar Boxing 

Our White Collar Boxing night was on Saturday the 4th of May and was a huge success. A big thank you to all the boxers, stewards, volunteers and bar staff who made this night possible. 

 

 

Social 

This year there will be an official Darkness into Light Walk in Lucan. This year's walk will be on the 11th of May at 4:15am at St Catherine’s Park. Our healthy club are involved in the organisation of this great cause. Groups can be registered through the following link;  https://www.darknessintolight.ie/about/venues  

 

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 https://colmcorriganbuilders.ie/    

 

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 lucan.sarsfields.registrar@gmail.com  

 

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 dublincoiste@gmail.com 

 

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 

 

Lotto 

We had winner of last week’s lotto jackpot of €4,200. 

Congratulations to Gerry McAndrew. 

The Numbers were 1, 9, 17, 28. 

 The lucky dip prizes go to Josephine Donohue, Colm McSweeney, Cathal Kavanagh, Aoife Doyle, Cormac Gordon. 

This week’s Lotto will be for a jackpot of €1,000. The draw is sponsored by O’Grady’s Hearing Care Services and will be led by Mary Flannery. 

 

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: https://lucansarsfields.clubzap.com/products/16058/purchases/new  

 

Summer Camps  

Our summer camps are now open for registrationThese 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. The Cúl Camp is already fully booked. Make sure to register soon for the club camps as places are limited. Places can be booked via ClubZap or the following link: https://lucansarsfields.clubzap.com/categories/camp/products  

Please see below for camp dates: 

Cúl Camp: 1st – 5th July (FULLY BOOKED) 

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 

 

Hurling 

It was a busy week for our adult hurlers with a double round of fixtures for all our six teams. Playing resources were stretched to the limit but we managed to field for all games thanks to good cooperation between mentors. Of the 12 games played we had 7 wins and 5 losses. There was a notable double success for the Junior C South team.  Our seniors, Inters, Junior As and Junior Bs all recorded their first loss of the year, though each had a win as well this week. Our Junior C North team recorded their first win of the league with a great performance away to Wild Geese.  See selection of match reports below- thanks to Andy Hickey for his comprehensive accounts of the Intermediate games. 

 

AHL 1 Oliver Plunkett's ER 2-17 Lucan Sarsfields 0-20. 

Martin Savage Park, 1/5/24. 

Out seniors suffered their first loss of the season going down by 3 points to the hosts at Martin Savage Park. Lucan started well and got the first 6 scores of the game and looked to be in early control. However, the concession of 2 goals left Plunkett's back into it and Lucan led by just 3 at halftime, 0-14 to 2-5, having dominated for most of the half. Lucan got the first 3 points of the second half to open a 6-point lead for the second time, but thereafter it was all Plunkett's as Lucan seemed to run out of steam very quickly and had very little in response to the home team's resurgence. Plunkett's win by a comfortable 3 points in the end.  

Lucan Team/scorers:  S McClelland, E O’Connor, P Rigney, S Langton (0-1), M McCaffrey (0-1), C Stritch, L Walsh, K Fitzgerald, R Ward, D Lyons, B Coffey (0-1), M Coogan (0-2), C Dowling (0-4), S Harkness (0-8, 0-7f), C Keher (0-2). Subs C McHugh, R Clancy (0-1), H Cuffe.  

 

AHL4. Lucan Sarsfields 3-19  Clanna Gael Fontenoy 1-10. 

12th Lock. 1/5/24. 

It was mid-week madness once again for these two teams this year, with Lucan anticipating an evenly contested match for the spoils at 12th Lock. The Lucan panel, though strong, was untested, prompting a host of changes introduced by the management, setting the stage for an intriguing showdown. Despite initial struggles with accuracy (unlike this seasons match reports), Lucan found their rhythm with points from Joey Dunne and Conor Hylands (Haggis). Bren Cavanagh’s goal attempt was saved, but he quickly redeemed himself with a point. Colm Keenan (Colsey) and Joey continued to lead the charge, giving Lucan a comfortable lead of 1-9 to Gaels' 0-4 at halftime. 

In the second half, Lucan maintained their momentum, with standout performances from Daire Meehan and Evan Dowling, who showcased their talent with a goal each. Despite the Gaels' efforts, Lucan's defence held strong, allowing only sporadic scores. Rory Gleeson and Colsey kept the pressure on, ensuring Lucan's dominance throughout the match. Despite a late surge from the Gaels, Lucan emerged victorious with a final score of 3-19 to 1-10, securing a well-deserved win, great to have Matt Dunne back after a long spell from injury. The writer of this report takes no responsibility for its accuracy, congrats to those who got scores in the lucky dip. 

Team and scorersCathal Doody, Alex Hickey, Michael Cunningham, Eoin Seery, James Finn, Luke Murphy, Anthony McNulty, Mark Gormley, Paddy Ryan, Conor Hylands (0-1), Ruairi Gleeson (0-2), Colm Keenan (0-6, 1f), Daire Meehan (1-1), Joey Dunne (1-5, 2f), Brendan Kavanagh (0-2). Subs Kaygan Cooney, David Kavanagh, Evan Dowling (1-1), Mathew Dunne, Jack McCarthy. 

 

AHL4: Good Counsel 2-20. Lucan Sarsfields 1-20. 

Galtymore Road, 4/5/24. 

The clash between AHL4 rivals, Good Counsel and Lucan, showcased an intense battle from start to finish. Good Counsel asserted their dominance early on, capitalizing on Lucan's errors and securing a series of points and goals. Lucan, however, fought back with determination, led by the sharpshooting of Joey Dunne. 

In the first half, Good Counsel’s precision in front of goal earned them a slight advantage, with Lucan's Dunne keeping his side in contention with accurate free-taking and crucial points from play. Both teams displayed moments of brilliance, but it was Good Counsel who held the upper hand at halftime, leading 2-6(12) to Lucan's 0-9(9). 

 

The second half saw Lucan mounting a fierce comeback, with Dunne once again leading the charge with his impeccable accuracy. However, Good Counsel remained resilient, responding with crucial scores of their own to maintain their lead. The game reached its climax as both teams traded blows until the final whistle. 

In the end, it was Good Counsel who emerged victorious, edging out Lucan with a final scoreline of Lucan 1-20(23) to Good Counsel 2-20(26). A thrilling encounter that showcased the competitive spirit and skill of both teams.  

Lucan Team and scorersCathal Doody, Alex Hickey, Anthony McNulty, Eoin Seery, David Kavanagh, James Finn, Gavin Millea, Mark Gormley, Paddy Ryan, Darragh Meehan (0-2), Ruairi Gleeson (1-3), Colm Keenan (0-1), Joey Dunne (0-11, 10f/pen), Kaygan Cooney (0-2), Brendan Kavanagh. Subs Evan Dowling (0-1), Mathew Dunne, Jack McCarthy, Alan Murphy. 

The Junior B hurlers enjoyed mixed fortunes with their two most recent league fixtures.  

Cuala 2-8, Lucan 2-14,  

We travelled to play Cuala away last Thursday and came away with a 6-point win. Both teams were unbeaten going into this game and the early exchanges suggested that Cuala had a bit more to offer. However, after a few early setbacks when goals were conceded Lucan stuck to their task and fought their way back into the game. A smashing finish from Niall Higgins and a somewhat fortuitous goal from a free from Adam Duffy had Lucan leading by two points at the break. Others to contribute to the scoring were Dan Barry Murphy, Adam Whyte and Kevin Gormley.  Resolute defending from Kian Quinn, Joey McSweeney and Tiernan Swords played a big part. Lucan took a firm hold of the match after the resumption, but it took some brave interventions from young goalie Freddy Heran to keep our goal intake. We continued to tack on our points and in the end ran out comfortable winners on an 8-point margin.  

Lucan 1-9, Parnell's 3-10.  

We lost our unbeaten run at the 12th Lock on Sunday afternoon. A below par display against the only other unbeaten team in the league made for a frustrating afternoon. We were always chasing this game. Having conceded an early goal, we could not get to grips with the match, poor shooting, poor decision making and bad luck in front of goal had us trailing by 5 points at the break.  An early score on the resumption was quickly followed by another setback when an over fussy referee awarded the visitor a penalty which was duly converted.  Lucan was offered a lifeline with a penalty of our own, but we failed to convert the chance.  An improved second half performance was rewarded with a goal to leave just four points between the sides, but we could not get the vital breakthrough and the visitors rounded off the scoring for a seven-point win. Alan Flanagan was solid at full back and Conor Mulqueen impressed in the half back line. Liam Farrell and Kevin Gormley worked hard against a skilful visitor's midfield. It was a tough afternoon for the forwards where Adam Duffy and Adam Whyte did their best to keep Lucan in the game.    

Lucan squad: F.Heran, P. Farrell, T.Swords, A. Flanagan, D. Ryan, J.McSweeney, K. Quinn. K. Gormley, D. Quinn, C. Mulqueen, C. Ryan, L.Farrell, A. Duffy, A. Whyte, R. Campion, N. Higgins, DB. Murphy, E. Kilduff, C. Sheery, N.O'Leary, S.Teehan.   

 

Juvenile 

Our U14 girls played their first match in their new team jerseys over the weekend against Ranelagh Gaels. A huge thank you to Graham and Roadtrain for sponsoring. Pictured below 

 

Academy 

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   

County 

Congratulations to Mia Farrell and the Dublin Minor Camogie team on winning the All-Ireland A Shield Final over the weekend. A great end to an already great season for Mia who has been playing a stormer in the nets and also picked up player of the match in the semi-final. It was great to see so many of Mia’s clubmates out supporting her. Pictured below. 

 

The Dublin minor footballers had a thrilling 1 point win over Kildare in the Leinster semifinalCongratulations to Senan, Rian, Killian and Cian who are now Leinster final bound! 

Well done to Mark, Oscar, Killian, Senan and the Dublin Minor hurlers who had a great championship win over Kilkenny over the weekend. 

We had two Lucan players line out for the Dublin U16 footballers over the weekend. Well done to David Coakley and Danny Ryan. 

We had four Lucan players line out for the Dublin U15 camogie teams over the weekend. Well done Erin Hynes, Holly Armstrong, Ciara Bresnan, Grace Birch and Aoife McKenna. 

Best of luck to the Dublin U20 Hurlers tonight in their Leinster quarter final. Particularly best of luck to the Lucan lads on the panel, Cathal Kennedy, Jack Behan, Liam Garrigan and Massimo Pappalardo. 

 

Thank You for supporting Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club.

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