Lucan Sarsfields Club Notes Monday 24th April   24/04/2017

Senior Football got their Dublin Championship off to a winning start with a 4:18 to 0:16 win over UCD. Two goals each from Bren Gallagher and Jack Carey being the substantive difference in the end. Inter football lost out to St Brigids in the first round of their championship. A 2:16 to 0:11 Jnr Champo win match report below.

Senior Hurling Championship starts with a game against St Brigids in Parnell Pk Thursday 27/4 8:15. Minor had a good 1:14 to 2:08 league win over Kilmacud. More details below.

Ladies Football were in Cup action on Wednesday evening away to St Peregrines, a stop start game with about 70 frees that ended in a draw. Their next Cup outing is at home to Ballinteer on Wednesday 26/4 19:30. The juniors are away to Clanna Gael at the same time.

Senior Camogie had a great Leinster League quarter final win over St Martins from Kilkenny. Their semi final was scheduled for the 22/4 14:00 away to Rathnure but we don't have a result yet.

Last weekend Lucan Sarsfields played host to Division 1 of Dublin Camogie Féile. Success is an understatement, as congratulatory messages came from several clubs (those that lost!), testament to the work of coordinator Eoghan O’Shea and the whole team. If we were on Tripadvisor we would have a 5 star rating for logistics and hospitality. On the field the B team were in Naomh Olaf but unfortunately failed to progress, while the A’s, from the comfort of home, set themselves up for a Sunday final against Ballyboden which the won with a 10-point margin. Congratulations to all involved and best of luck preparations for nationals.

Thanks to Ian Walsh, some 360 degree photos available at

Fancy a new Car? The club are having a Summer Draw with a €30,000 prize fund including the first prize of a brand new Seat Ataca.

AIG Féile 2017 Hurling Saturday 29th April (Bank Holiday Weekend)

Div 1 : Hosted by Faughs, Tymon North, Throw-in 10:30am.

Div 6 : Hosted by Balbriggan, Bremore Pk, Throw-in 10:30am.

Best of luck to Mark Hanley, refereeing in Division 4.

Golf society results from our outing in Corballis. Overall Winner Sean Breen (21) 41pts, 2nd Overall Stephen Murphy (18) 39pts, Category 1 Winner Dave Cullen (14) 38pts, Category 2 Winner Robbie Breen (19) 33pts, Category 3 Winner Gabriel Larkin (24) 35pts. Congratulations to all the winners. Next outing is Kilcock Golf Club Saturday 20th May.

The Set Dancing also on Wednesday at 8:30pm in the function room while the bar hosts Bingo where you can avail of free tea/coffee.

Premium Ticket Draw. Every week when there is a game or a concert in Croke Park there is a draw in the club of two Premium Tickets. €20 gets you in to every draw for the year. Contact Paul McGann on 087-2546555.

Club Shop opening times are Sat 10:30-12:30 Thr 7pm-8:30pm. While O’Neill Club Shop Online, this month are giving all club members the chance to save with O’Neills. Take 17% off club shop merchandise between April 21st – April 25th. Simply enter promocode 'CLUB17' at checkout! (t&cs apply)

Lucan District Credit Union Academy. Saturday 9.30am for Camogie and Girls Football, 10am for Boys Football and Hurling, for boys and girls born in 20010, 2011 and 2012 – 12th Lock. To facilitate Feile there is no Academy on the 22nd April.

Lucan Sarsfields still have a number of Family Life Memberships available, this now includes children from academy thru to age 23.

The lotto draw is changing. full details below/online.

Club Shop opening times are Sat 10:30-12:30 Thr 7pm-8:30pm. Yes there is new stock.

There was no winner of the €2,500 lotto but the numbers were 2, 14, 18 and 25. The sponsor was Newcastle Golf Centre and next weeks €3,000 draw will be managed by Team Shay Hurson. Tickets can be purchased online, at the club, in Carey’s Newsagents (sellers of this weeks winner) or in Vesey Arms or Kenny’s Bar.


MHL1: Lucan Sarsfields 1-14 Kilmacud Crokes 2-8.

Our Minor A's continued their unbeaten run in the league with a win over Crokes. It wasn't Lucan's best performance but they managed to eek out a win despite being 5 down at half time and having a player sent off. The best performers were in defence where Eddie Connolly, Rob Ward and Eoghan Reynolds showed particularly well. Herkus Sviglinskas put in a good hour midfield. While Eoghan Seery and Andy Carroll showed best in attack. Lucan: C Murray; D Kavanagh, E Reynolds, E Connolly; G Millea, L Walsh (0-1), R Ward (0-2); H Sviglinskas (0-3), A McNulty; E Allen (0-4), B Coffey (1-2), E Seery; A Murphy, A Carroll (0-2), O O'Brien; Subs used: E O'Connor, C McHugh, C Keane, C Boylan.

MHL4: Lucan Sarsfields 2-4 v Cuala 8-13

A poor start again saw Lucan well down after 10 mins into this match. It was 15 mins before we got a score, with a goal by Eoin Gormley. The back line worked hard but they failed to contain the Cuala forwards. Alex Hanley and Cillian Hogan put in a great performance and worked hard for every ball.  The second half saw a better performance with the introduction of Jyothn Joseph and this lifted the team. Nathan Brown came on after 5 mins in the second half and was putting in a stellar shift, but fell awkwardly and injured his neck and had to be taken away by ambulance. A big thank you to all the parents who helped Nathan and we wish him a speedy recovery.

The Senior hurlers warmed up for their championship campaign with a 5 point win over Dublin minors. Lucan started slowly and were 5 down at half time. However they showed a bit more urgency in the second half and were comfortable winners on a The final score was 2-13 to 0-14.

Senior's play St Brigids in championship Thursday night at 8.15pm in Parnell Park.  Please support.


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Lotto Draw is Changing

1. Lotto draw changing from Sunday night to Thursday night - no draw next weekend (bank holiday weekend), next draw will be on Thursday 4th May. 

2. Lucky dips changing from 10 x €20 to 5 x €30. The first lucky dip drawn where the winner is in the club on the night of the draw will win €50 instead of  €30 (only one  €50 winner per night).  

3. Lotto jackpot will increase by €400 per week instead of €500.  

4. When the jackpot reaches €20,000 we will not be starting a second jackpot draw but will just have the one draw per week until the jackpot is won.  


LS 2-16 v 0-11 Portobello. Jun Championship. Leinster Road. 

NCunningham. SKeher. ANorton. AKirwan. SCasey. AMcCormack. PSloan. DHerlihy. MMoran. TBradley. AParsons. NMcKiernan. GHamilton. JDoyle. GCarabini. 

AO'Neill (2-0) for GC. 
GFay for SK. 
RDownes for DH. 
CTorsney for AP. 
FMcGrath for AK. 

Champo Football back on the menu! Only a couple of seasons back Lucan & Portobello were bitter rivals, so we travelled to Rathmines with confidence, edged with wariness. They were obviously very relaxed, as we were there 15mins before they arrived to open the gate. No facilities, & it seemed as though every ball that passed the end line was lost. Retrieval from housing estate was difficult, from Cathal Brugha Barracks harder again. 

Lucan were out of the traps at speed, & GCarabini was goalbound along the end line, when a previously unnoticed clothes line sat him on the seat of his pants. JDoyle did, what JD does.....3 frees, 2 from play & a 45. Should I mention the missed free? No. Probably not, but what about the MMoran one? No won't mention that either, although all the subs felt it worthy of mention. NMcKiernan was finding a lot of space, & a great ciotog score on the run was the pick of 3 first half scores. Portobello were very much in this game, & had they made better use of their opportunities they'd have been, at least, on level terms at the end of the first quarter, but it was Lucan that built on their 2pt advantage. A short kick out went astray, for TBradley to point, and a super break from defence saw 0-8 v 0-3 gap at the turn. 

Throughout the match Lucan carried the ball out of defence with some brilliant passing exchanges. ANorton, SKeher, AKirwan combined with the half backs to carry the ball into enemy territory. We were not so clinical once we crossed their 65m line. AMcCormack & SCasey set up a strong line that brokered no passage. On the one occasion they did get in behind us, a super leap by NCunningham tipped a goal bound shot over the bar. GHamilton found his range, & saw a great effort skim the top of the crossbar. PSloan felt obliged to compete with Niall, with a ciotog score of his own. Over his shoulder to boot! The youthful pairing, of DHerlihy & MMoran rolled back the years in a very competitive midfield. Portobello found their purple patch, & for 10mins started to believe they might make a match of it, reducing the deficit to 5pts. Lucan sent in the cavalry. Perhaps the heavy artillery would be a more accurate analogy? GFay, RDownes, CTorsney & FMcGrath all brought fresh legs. AO'Neill brought that "je n'ai sais quoi" quality. 3 balls came Andy's way. None of them quite worked out, but the 4th saw him, ball in hand on the edge of the square. Facing the wrong way, with a throng of defenders clambering for a piece of that ball. The ball spilled from his grasp, & the whole place went quiet. What would he do? Indeed, what would he do?? Cheeky as you like he swung the leg to drop kick a pass out to a fellow forward on the 13m line. Ever the team player!! Missed the ball completely but caught it with his heel on the way back. GMcAndrew reached for the green flag. He might as well have kept it in hand, as Mr O'Neill tippy toed round the back for another, more conventional goal. Portobello's champo dreams sunk by back heel.


A very busy PRO weekend. Needed to be multi-locational, so a big thanks to those who provided updates/content from the different venues.