Lucan Sarsfields Club Notes Monday 1st May   01/05/2017

Dublin Féile has come to a close for 2017. Last weekend was hurling, unfortunately neither of Lucan's teams progressed beyond the pool stages. Overall we have had hug levels of participation in the comortas féile, commenting chairman Ben Murphy said “Over the last month I had the privilege to attend Feile events and watch all our teams compete in Ladies Football, Camogie, Boys Football and Hurling. The spirit of Community was so infectious. I would like to thank Parents,Coaches Mentors and Spectators for all the preparation and positive support given to our players. Feile is not about winning or loosing its about taking part !! We should all be proud to be part of this great GAA Community in Lucan . I am honoured to represent you all as Chairman. The memories from the last month will last a very long time. On behalf of the Executive of Our Club Thank You for the Memories.”

Congratulations to Daren Gavin on Dublins U21 victory and on his own man of the match performance. From non-runner to race hero!

Congratulations also to Emer Keenan on captaining Dublin to victory over Roscommon and to Emma O’Flynn. National Div 3 camogie title is theirs.

Senior football continue their championship journey with a game against Jack Sheedy’s St Sylvesters 19/5 7:15pm in Finglas. Senior Hurlers championship game is 5/5 19:00 in Parnell Pk v Naomh Fionnbarra.

Last Thursday Lucan hosted the inaugural Molloy O’Tool memorial cup. This competition is a Ladies Football one played between local secondary schools. This year Colaiste Cois Life overcame LCC in the final. Thanks to the organisers and to all the schools for supporting the event.

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.

On Thursday 18th May, Lucan Sarsfields Health and Wellbeing Committee, in conjunction with Centra will host an evening with multiple All Ireland winning Kilkenny Hurler, former captain and All Star, Michael Fennelly. As part of the GAA National Healthy Clubs Initiative, Michael is also a GAA Health and Wellbeing Ambassador.

On Friday next, parents of the 2007b girls have organised a social night featuring Arthur. 8pm till late, €7.50 tickets available on the night.

Lucan Sarsfields Golf Society – Annual Classic. A date for your diary. The Annual Golf Classic will take place in Lucan Golf Club on Friday 16th June. This is a key fundraiser for the club each year and your continued support is greatly appreciated. The format will be a team of 4 and to request a place on the timesheet please contact  Seamus Fagan at 086 8168984

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.

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.

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

The lotto draw is changing. The next draw is for €3,000 and will be held on Thursday night 6th May managed by team Shay Hurson. Tickets can be purchased online, at the club, in Carey’s Newsagents or in Vesey Arms or Kenny’s Bar.


Our three adult hurling teams all recorded wins in opening round of championships this weekend. The seniors set the tone with s comprehensive win over St Brigids in Parnell Park on Thursday night and then the Junior A's and Junior B's followed up with wins over Faughs and St Joseph's OCB respectively- see match reports below. All three are in action in second round games next weekend, Seniors v Nh Fionnbarra at 7pm Friday in Parnell Park, Junior A's away to St Vincent's at 6pm Saturday and Junior B's home to Brigids 3pm Sunday.

SHC: Lucan Sarsfields 0-21 St Brigids 0-7.

Lucan had a comfortable win over Brigids in this first round of the Senior championship. Lucan started well and dominated throughout. They lead 0-11 to 0-4 at halftime and the pattern continued in the second half. It was a comprehensive team performance against a disappointing Brigids side.  Seanie McClelland was outstanding in a dominant half-back line. The midfield pairing of Ciaran Dowling and Chris Crummey were on top throughout and Kevin O'Reilly lead the scoring in attack.

Lucan Team: K Roche, B Aird, J Bellew, P Claffey, M McCaffrey, J McCaffrey, S McClelland (0-2), C Crummey, C Dowling (0-3), J Byrne, A Phelan (0-2), K Fitzgerald (0-1), K O'Reilly (0-12 (0-8f)), P Rigney (0-1), P Crummey. Subs used CJ Smith, R Smith.

JHC: Lucan Sarsfields 4-16 Faughs 0-8.

Lucan Junior A's got their championship campaign off to a great start with a good performance and comprehensive win over Faughs. An experienced Lucan team were on top throughout with a dominant halfback line and midfield providing a great platform for the forwards. A goal from Rory Stapleton helped Lucan to a 1-9 to 0-4 lead at half time and they pulled away in the second half with further goals from the lively Mick May, Cathal O'Maolmhána, and Alan Whyte.  Bren McGarry and Colm Keenan were prominent in a defence that was seldom troubled, Tadhg Behan and Joe Byrne worked hard in midfield while May, Stapleton and O'Maolmhána were the pick of the forwards.

Lucan team: D O'Neill, A Lee, B McGarry, A Sheahan, C Keenan (0-1f), N Gleeson, T Clandillon, J Byrne, T Behan (0-1), T Somers (0-5,(0-3f)), M May (1-3), D Brennan, C O'Maolmhána (1-1), P Brennan (0-2), R Stapleton (1-3).  Subs used: A Whyte (1-0), D Reynolds, R Twomey.

JEHC: Lucan 3-12 St Joseph's OCB 4-5.

The Junior B's completed the hat-trick of wins with a 4 point margin over St Joseph's OCB. Lucan were on top early on but conceded a couple of goals and the halftime score of 2-9 to 3-3 was closer than it should have been.  The second half was more competitive but a great goal from Daragh Reidy, his second of the match, gave Lucan enough breathing space to hold out for a well deserved win.  Ian Fitzgerald was excellent at centre back, Sujon Alamgir and Paul Murtagh also showed well in defence. The midfield pairing of Joe McCarthy and Darragh Ryan worked well and Darragh Reidy, Cillian Boylan and Keith Masterson showed well upfront.

Lucan team: A Glover, P Murtagh, A Flanagan, S Farrell, S Alamgir, I Fitzgerald, S O'Keeffee (0-1), J McCarthy, D Ryan (0-1), C Boylan (1-3), D Reidy (2-2), K Masterson (0-4 (0-2f)), C Downes, B Mahon (0-1), M Quaid. Subs used: G Butler, J Cavanagh.