lucan sarsfields gaa club

Club Notes

May 15, 2024

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           15th May 2024

Lucan Sarsfield’s Club Notes 

 

Social 

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  

 

Healthy Club 

Lucan Sarsfields Healthy Club would like to thank our club members who helped with Lucan's first Darkness into Light Walk on Saturday morning in St Catherine's Park. We had help from Lucan Sarsfields members with the setting up and clear up on the morning, stewarding and leading the walk.  As usual our club members were vital in stepping up to help a very worthwhile initiative in our local community.  Also, thank you to everyone who joined us for the walk.  Lucan village was buzzing after the walk as many businesses opened for teas and coffees to refresh the walkers.  Thank you to our members for supporting Pieta House. 

Our healthy club committee are facilitating another safeTALK (Suicide Alertness for Everyone), on Saturday 22nd June. Please see the link below to register.  We would encourage all mentors and parents to participate in this very important workshop.  Any questions please contact Audrey @ 087 2312560. 

AIM: safeTALK is a 3½ hour ‘suicide alertness’ programme that prepares participants (over the age of 18 yrs.) to identify and engage with persons who may be having thoughts of suicide. Participants learn how to provide practical help by using the steps of TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep safeand gain information on the supports and resources available locally, regionally and nationally. These specific skills are called suicide alertness and are taught with the expectation that the persons learning them will use them to help reduce suicide risk in their community. 

Training: safeTALK (Suicide Alertness for Everyone) Training 

Date: Saturday 22nd June 2024 

Time: 9.30am-1.00pm 

Location: Lucan Sarsfields, 12th Lock 

For Password please contact Audrey @ 087 2312560 

Trainer: George Brogan 

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 no winner of last week’s lotto jackpot of €1,000. 

The Numbers were 3, 9, 19, 23. 

 The lucky dip prizes go to Liam Mulhall, Maaike Quinn, Cormac Gordon, Paul Heneghan, Teresa Dunphy. 

This week’s Lotto will be for a jackpot of €1,400. The draw is sponsored by Dual Printing LTD and will be led by Diarmuid Dawson. 

 

25 Card Drive 

The final game of the Club’s 25 Card Drive for the 2023/2014 season took place last Friday night 10th May 2024 with an accumulator of €300 on offer. Congratulations to the winner Tony Rigney with a total of 61 games and to runner-up John Kelly with 55 games. Congratulations to John O’Mahony who won a hamper and to the other raffle prize winners. 

Many thanks to all 23 players who competed over the season for their support of this Club event – we would love to see more players joining when play resumes on 11th October 2024. 

Contact Bill Ryan 086-8500376 for information. 

 

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 viClubZap 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 

 

School of Excellence 

Teams - U13 to U16 

Time - 10am - 12.30pm 

Location - Lucan Sarsfields 

Dates - 26th-28th of June 

Codes - Dual 

Price - €40 

 

This is open to members and non-members. Players from other club welcome. 

 

Revolut  revolut.me/alandh14 

(Please reference the player's name when making payment) 

  

REGISTRATION 

  

Coaches (All Dublin Senior Players) 

Chris Crummey 

Abby Shiels 

Aoife Mckearney 

Amy Gorman 

Laura Sharkey 

Leah Caffrey 

Cian Murphy  

Killian O'Gara 

Lorcan O'Dell 

Sean Bugler  

Rachel Brennan 

Ellen Gribben 

  

Focus on: 

 -Kicking & Striking technique  

-First touch on both codes 

-Tackling and Shooting technique on both codes 

Any questions please contact Alan on 0871213587 


Football 

Senior Football 

The Senior footballers have two matches next week, all support welcome. The first is on Wednesday the 22nd of May at home to Whitehall, this game will throw in at 19:15. Their second match of the week is away to St Mary’s Saggart oSaturday 25th May (This match might change as Dublin are playing Roscommon in Croke Park).  


Wednesday 8th May 2024        AFL4         Skerries     

LUCAN SARSFIELDS (0-8) 4-13 v 1-09 (0-4) SKERRIES 

Conor O’Flynn, Conor McGrathEoin FarrellyBrendan O’ShaughnessTony Mulqueen (0-1)Colum Rogers (0-1)Rob EnnisTim Bradley (0-1)Oscar NolanLouis Butler (0-2)Brendan Gallagher (1-2)Conor Gallagher (0-3)Oisin Ryan (1-1), Sean Casey (2-2)Conor Sheary 

Subs 

Shane KerinsCian GaireDean WalshDonie SmithOran Tully 

One might be tempted comparing the half- and full-time scores, to think that an onshore wind might have been a factor. It wasn’t. On a perfect evening for football in sunny Skerries, the difference between the two halves was that we managed to plug in the radar at half time. Hard to quite imagine that having scored 4 goals, we spent the drive home trying to count the opportunities for green flags that had gone abegging! 

Started with strongest line up. Perhaps the only possible line up. Had 5 bodies on the line, but Donie and Oran were carrying knocks, and Dean was returning after extended stint teaching the good people of Limerick how to kick ball. Shane finally got a 2nd half run between the sticks, as did Cian; who did a whole lot more running than Shane! Going to need everyone available for some tough opposition over the next month. 

Lucan started the game well. Louis has been working on adding points to his undoubted ability to carry ball, and he showcased that with a calm opening score. Another young fella, Tim, repeated the dose. Skerries opened their account with a breakaway point, but Conor G found his groove and notched 3 scores in quick succession. Skerries were staying in the game. Just about. Breaking fast off turnover ball, and although they were similarly guilty of wasting opportunities. A couple of simple frees blasted wide, were particularly notable. Even more notable from a Lucan perspective was Colm’s signature point just on half time. One of those that has management with head in hands. Right footed from out on the right touchline. No chance! But Colm knew different. Sailed between the posts.  

At half time both sets of management would have focussed on a bit of calmness in the final third of the pitch. Perhaps the Lucan contingent was paying closer attention, as from the throw in Lucan worked the ball forward and Brendan was on hand to slot the ball into the corner. A sucker punch for Skerries. 90 secs later Sean doubled their pain, when an excellent ball from Oscar, allowed Sean to turn his man, and up popped another green flag. 

  

The contest was over at this stage. Skerries kept going to the end and managed to sneak in between full back line and Conor, in goal, to get a goal of their own, but Sean immediately responded with his second. This time a cracker across the goal into the top corner. Oisin had worked hard throughout, so his late 1-1 was a fair reward. 

A splendid defensive performance. Skerries may not have offered the toughest test of the year, but they had pace, and although stretched on occasion, we never really looked like being broken. Eoin was again in top form on the edge of the square, with Conor Mc & Brendan either side. Rob and Tony were a good screen across the middle, and the launchpad for much of Lucan’s attacks. Tony scored the final point of the evening. Well taken finish to the match. Rob didn’t score this week. He thought he’d take it handy this week.  

Last but not least. Conor Sheary was outstanding. He really was everywhere. Up and down the pitch. A few weeks back he was on the subs bench. Cannot tally up how often he swept in and broke up Skerries attacks. No pressure ahead of tougher assignments! 

 

Juvenile 

Well done to the U15A Hurlers who won the Féile Division 1 Shield Final over the weekend. 

 

Unfortunately, it wasn't to be for our U15B Hurlers who lost out to Castleknock in the Féile Division 5 Cup Final. Hard luck lads. 

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 Abby Shiels & Paul Casey (Ladies football) and Daire Newcombe (football) on their respective Leinster Championships with the Dubs over the weekend.  

Congratulations to Aoife Mckearney, Emma Flanagan, Amy Gorman, Laura Sharkey, Mia Farrell and the Dublin Senior Camogie team on their win over Offaly at the weekend. This win sees them into the Leinster Final this Saturday 18th May against Kilkenny. Match details to follow. 

 It was great day for Lucan as we had so many players on the team including both the goalkeeper, Amy, and the sub keeper, Mia. A great opportunity for Mia to tog out for the Seniors while still a Minor and certainly a first for the club! 

  

Well done to Meabh Maloney, Sofia Dowdall and Holly Whelan who represented the Dublin U14 camogie team over the weekend against Kildare. 

Best of luck to Mark, Killian, Oscar, Senan and the Dublin Minor Hurlers who face Wexford this Saturday 18th of May. The match is throwing in at 1pm in Parnell Park, all support welcome. 

Good luck to Sam Curran who is representing the club on the Dublin Celtic Challenge team in their semifinal this weekend. 

Best of luck to the Dublin U20 Hurlers tonight in their Leinster semifinalParticularly 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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