lucan sarsfields gaa club

Club Notes

May 22, 2024

22nd May 2024

Lucan Sarsfield’s Club Notes 



We have recently started a welcome garden at the entrance to the club and want to make this a community garden.  We need to keep it tidy so we ask anybody passing to please pick any weeds. If you have flowers or plants that you would like to add please do. And if you are coming up on a hot summer day, bring a watering can or big bottle and fill from the tap outside the dressing room.  It only takes 5 minutes but could save a withering plant. Thank you to Mikey Hanley and everyone else involved with his great initiative. 

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  


Healthy Club 

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 


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 ClubZapLotto 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 



We had no winner of last week’s lotto jackpot of €1,400. 

The Numbers were 27, 1316. 

The lucky dip prizes go to Catherine Dardis, Cathy O'Neill, Josephine Mahon, Liam Mulhall, Dermot English. 

This week’s Lotto will be for a jackpot of €1,800. The draw is sponsored by John Ryan, Accountant and will be led by Edel Mooney. 


25 Card Drive 

The final game of the Club’s 25 Card Drive for the 2023/2014 season took place 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:  


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:  

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 

We had a great response to our school of excellence which is now sold out. To join the waiting list please contact Alan on 0871213587 

Due to this demand, we have decided to run a second school of excellence from the 19th-21st of August. Keep an eye out for more details. 



A good weekend for our adult hurlers with league wins for seniors (v Na Fianna), Intermediates (v Oliver Plunkett's) and Junior As (v Fingallians), and all three remain in contention in their respective divisions. Our Junior Bs and Cs are in action on Monday evening.   

This is a big week for Dublin hurling with U20s and Minors playing Leinster finals on Wednesday evening and Saturday respectively, and Seniors playing key final group stage match in Galway next Sunday.  Best of luck to the three teams and particularly to all the Lucan lads involved. 


AHL4:   Lucan Sarsfields 2-19 vs OPER 1-11 

Saturday 18/5/24, 12th Lock. 

This was not a thrilling encounter under the blazing sun at The Lock, although Lucan showcased their dominance early, it slipped away allowing OPER conclude the first half with a flurry of scores to finish only 3 behind at half time.  The match had an air of mythological struggle, it was reminiscent of Prometheus’s eternal torment, we had the fire but also the torment. Again, we are lucky to have a strong panel allowing changes that can impact a game and with the introduction of Darragh Meehan delivering 3 points from play and Brendan Kavanagh returning 1 also, as Lucan gathered and finished the stronger. 

Lucan Team and Scorers:  Cathal Doody, Alex Hickey, Michael Cunningham, Eoin Seery, Gavin Milea, Luke Murphy, Anthony McNulty, Mark Gormley, Paddy Ryan (1-2), David Kavanagh (0-1), Ruairi Gleeson (1-3), Colm Keenan (0-1), Joey Dunne (0-3, 3f), Kaygan Cooney (0-1), Evin Dowling (0-4). Subs; Paul Claffey, Darragh Meehan (0-3), Brendan Kavanagh (0-1), Mathew Dunne, Jack McCarthy, Rory Stapleton, Philip Smith, Craig Moore. 


AHL6: Lucan Sarsfields 1-21  Fingallians 1-10. 

Sunday 19/5/24. 12th Lock. 

A sun-drenched Sunday morning at the 12th Lock saw a comfortable win in the end for our Junior A team.  Lucan had only a point to spare at half time when they led 0-11 to 1-7. They had been the better team but the concession of a soft goal and a failure to convert chances left the game closer than it should have been. However, Lucan put that right in the second half with a dominant display to win by 11 points in the end. Peter Kelly marked his return to action with a cracking second half goal while Ciarán Keane scored 10 points including 7 from play in and outstanding display of finishing. 

Lucan team/scorers: K Roche, J Doyle, J Byrne, D Walsh, M May (0-1), A Byrne, C Duffy, C Ó Maolmhána , P Fagan, A Roche (0-1), E Lombard (0-2), C Keane (0-10, 0-3f), J Mooney (0-1), P Brennan (0-3), M Young (0-1). Subs introduced: C Canavan, P Kelly (1-0), E Conheady (0-1), A O’Neill (0-1), K Boylan.  


The Lucan Junior B hurlers maintained their recent good form with two further wins in their most recent league fixtures.  


AHL9: Na Fianna 0-13, Lucan 1-17. 

Last Thursday they travelled to play Na Fianna and came away with a hard fought 7-point victory. A goal mid-way through the first half scored by Neil O'Leary was crucial with points from Adam Duffy, Adam Whyte and Kevin Gormley giving us a 5-point cushion at half time. We were under pressure from the home team in the second half but poor shooting by them allowed us to add to our lead which was seven by the end. A great display in goals by young Freddy Hearn and resolute defending by Tiernan Swords Alan Flanagan kept the home side at bay. Others to impress were Cian Ryan, Conor Mulqueen and Ross Campion. Unfortunately, Pierce Farrell suffered a serious arm injury in the closing stages of the match which will keep him out of action for a while and we wish Pierce well in his recovery.  

AHL 9: Lucan 3-12, St. Annes 1-11.  

We were back home for our second match of the weekend where we enjoyed a comfortable win over St. Annes. Aided by the fresh breeze, we took control of this game from the start when we opened an early lead thanks to goals from Cian Ryan and Neil O'Leary and the accurate free taking of Adam Duffy. Adam Whyte and Kevin Gormley were also on the scoreboard. We enjoyed a 2-8 to 0-3 lead at the break. The visitors upped the intensity after the break and added a few minor scores but a further goal from Neil and points from Kevin Gormley, Adam Duffy and Conor Sheary sealed a good win. There were outstanding displays at the back from Freddy Henan in goals, Conor Mulqueen on the Joe McSweeney and Kian Quinn on the half back line. Cian Ryan and Liam Farrell put in a good hour's work in midfield.  

With just one defeat so far and four league games left we are pushing hard for one of two promotion spots.  

Lucan squad: F.Heran, P. Farrell, T.Swords, A. Flanagan, D. Ryan, J.McSweeneyK, 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. 



The Senior footballers have two matches this 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 at 18:30. 

Our minor footballers had a great win over the weekend against Crokes on a scoreline of 5:11 – 3:08. Good stuff lads! A huge thank you to Keelings Fruits for sponsoring our minor football and hurling team this year. Pictured below. 


Ladies Football 

Our Junior B ladies' footballers would like to thank Silvertung Media for sponsoring their new set of jerseys. Some of the team pictured below after a great win for them last week! 



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   


Hard luck to our girls on the dublin senior camogie team in their Leinster final loss to Kilkenny on Saturday. Onwards and upwards for the All-Ireland series!  

Hard luck to Rian, Senan, Killian, Cian and the Dublin Minors last night in their tough loss to Longford in extra time in the Leinster final. 

Congratulations to Chris Crummey who has been named in the Hurling team of the week after his performance against Kilkenny. 

Well done to Mia Donohue who represented the Dublin U14 camogie team over the weekend. 

Best of luck to Mark, Killian, Oscar, Senan and the Dublin Minor Hurlers who face Kilkenny this Saturday 25th of May in the Leinster final. The match is throwing in at 1:30pm in Laois Hire O'Moore Park, all support welcome. 

Best of luck to the Dublin U20 Hurlers tonight in their Leinster finalParticularly best of luck to the Lucan lads on the panel, Cathal Kennedy, Jack Behan, Liam GarriganMassimo Pappalardo and Eoghan Smyth in the backroom team. 


Thank You for supporting Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club. 

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