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LUCAN SARSFIELDS’ CLUB NOTES MONDAY March 17th 2014

November 8, 2018

LUCAN SARSFIELDS’ CLUB NOTES MONDAY March 17th 2014

 

Membership is now due for 2014.  We encourage all members to renew as soon as possible by following the link on our website.  We particularly extend an invite to Parents and Guardians of our Juvenile members to consider one of our family options.  All players up to U21 are now included in the family options.

Many thanks to all the Teams who sent in match reports this weekend.  Full details can be found on our website www.lucansarsfields.ie over 550 players in action last weekend across all 4 codes from age 7 to 40+!

History was made in St. Joseph’s Secondary school last week as their U16 Camogie Team captured the All-Irelannd Title. An excellent 2 point victory over Clare contenders Tulla in Nenagh last Thursday.  A Great achievement you all did your Clubs proud!

 

Congratulations to all four CCC2 Hurling teams who recorded victories in the League last weekend. The U13s had a 3 point victory over Ballyboden in AGP, the U14s had 1 point to spare over Whitehall in the 12th Lock, while the U16s also overgame Oliver Plunketts at home.  The U15s were last out on Sunday morning and had a comfortable win over Naomh Mearnog.

Well done to boys who have been selected for this weeks CCC1 Football All Stars team. CCC1 covers the age groups from U-8 to U-12.

This weeks team 1- Tommy Mulhall U-10 (Scoil Mhuire) 2- Jack Lawlor U-11 (Leixlip) 3- Charlie McHhugh U-8 (St. Marys BNS) 4- Fintan Ward U-12 (Lucan Educate Together) 5- Oran Fitton U-9 (St. Marys BNS) 6- James Scott U-8  (Lucan Educate Together) 7- Cian Duffy U-12 (St. Marys BNS) 8- Gavin Collins U-8 (Gaelscoil Eiscir Riada) 9- Sean Corry U-9 (Scoil Aine) 10- Louis Butler U-11 (Gaelscoil Naomh Padraig) 11- Dara Donohue U-10 (Lucan Educate Together) 12-Ryan Clany U-9 (St. Marys BNS) 13- Diarmuid Keher U-11 (Scoil Mhuire) 14- Liam Farrell U-10 (Gaelsoil Naomh Padraig) 15 Eoin Mahony U-12 (Scoil Mhuire).  Homework passes on the way!

Games played on Bank Holiday weekends always suffer the loss of players on holidays etc. This coupled with Aoife Brophy's broken arm and Abbie Green's broken finger meant Lucan were down to 17 players. Tanks then to Aoife Coffey, Aisling Kavanagh and Aoife Wheelan from the U12 team who augmented the squad allowing the fixture to go ahead.

Lucan U13 Ladies Footballers were away to Na Fianna A team in St Mobhi Rd with Antoin Keating referee.

Starting Lineup was Abbie Shields, Aooife Doyle, Katie Wisdom, Jennifer Glynn, Molly O'Tool, Sarah Robinson, Jennifer Ward, Zara Lawless, Emma Fallon, Aisling Grey, Laura Quinn, Sarah Cramp, Anna Cuffe, Ada Bowler (Captain) and Eva Dunne. Starting from the side were Aoife Coffee, Aoife Wheelan, Aisling Kavanagh, Hannah Morgan, Kate Wilson.

The game started with Na Fianna camped in front of the Lucan goal, for a few minutes Lucan failed to clear the ball but Na Fianna equally failed to score. When the ball was cleared Zara was much more clinical in putting the point on the score board. Na Fianna countered before Laura added two points in succession. Aoife Coffee came in for the injured Sara Cramp. Wides on both sides were followed by a point for Na Fianna, Zara pointed a free before Na Fianna did the same. Lucan's backs were being tested with Katie having to work hard to keep the forwards at bay. Na Fianna then had a free come off the crossbar before fisting over a point to put them one ahead. At the other end Anna Cuffe had her goal effort saved before Laura found the net. From there to the half way mark was a procession of wides from both sides. At the half it stood Na Fianna 0:05 Lucan 1:04.

The second half saw all Lucan subs take part with some changes amount the front lines. The formidable back line including a superb goalkeeper Abbie and a Molly who was cleaning up at the half backs were left intact save for the inclusion of Aisling Kavanagh.

The half started with Na Fianna piling on the pressure but only converting one point from four attacks. Lucan's first attack saw a long ball fall to Hannah who found the net. Sarah then broke forward and get on the scoreboard. Na Fianna did get a goal back before Aisling kept the margin with a super goal. Na Fianna did come back with a few points but it finished Na Fianna 1:09 Lucan 3:05.

A superb standard of football and a great win for Lucan, our selection for player of the game (Malteesers today) was split between Molly O'Tool and Abbie Shields.

 

On the boys side our U9 took to the field against a strong Kilmacud Crokes side.  There was some great skills and commitment on display from both clubs. There were too many great performances to mention individually with a number of nominations for the Sars Stars Team of the week.  The U10 footballers had impressive victories over St. Annes and Thomas Davis.  There was great skill on show with a number of scores taken with either foot.  The U12 Footballers came up against an impressive Fingal Raven side in the grading league and struggled to find form.  In the A grading league they recorded an impressive 4-16 to 1-3 victory over Parenells.

 

Lucan Minor Footballers made use of the weekend off with a challenge against St. Vincents.  Mark Sharkey starred for our minor "A" footballers on Sunday morning as they recorded a good win against St. Vincent's in AGP. The Colaiste Phadraig man notched an impressive tally of 1-5, filling the void left by his injured teammate Daire Shanahan. 

Lucan's other two inside forwards on the day, Jackie Carey and Donal Smith, also had good shifts, scoring 1-3 and 2-1 respectively, and Conor Donaghy capped a strong attacking performance in general with some nice touches of his own.

In defence captain Oisin Cregan led by example with a typically tenacious and aggressive game, while Chris Buckley got through a lot of work in the middle of park where he was ably supported by Kev Dawson.

Work-rate was what the victory was built on and Lucan recovered well from a two point deficit early on to blitz their opponents with 2-2 of their own inside the first quarter of the match. It was a lead they would never relinquish and despite conceding a late goal to take some gloss off the scoreline the home side were well worth their victory. The team is building now towards a double bill in the league later this month against Naomh Fionnbarra and St. Brigid's. Final score Lucan Sarsfields 4-11 St. Vincent's 1-14

 

Lucan U14 Hurlers got their first two points of the season against Whitehall when we came out on top in a high scoring and entertaining match. 

Playing with the wind in the first half, we settled well and picked off points throughout the half. Eanna Torsney was able to launch some huge puckouts with the aid of the breeze and this kept pressure on the Whitehall backs. Cian McHugh and Ciaran Keane picked off good points both through creative play and pouncing on mistakes. Whitehall followed our early scores with a  a goal. Herkus and Andrew also scored points to keep the scoreboard ticking over. Whitehall in turn tacked on a few points but drifted further behind as the half went on. Lucan went into the break with a lead of 15 points to 1-4. A good effort in the first half but there was some concern that we had not netted.

The key message at half time was to maintain the work rate in the second half. Our midfield of Herkus and James had put in a very good first shift and all players were determined to up the effort against the wind. 

Whitehall upped their game in the second half and got some of their big players into the match. Now Whitehall were the team putting on the pressure and they started scoring more freely, creating opportunities and taking advantage of space. The lead changed hands as the half wore on with Whitehall scoring goals and some long range points. Andrew got more into the game for us with two goals andd also hit the post following a good run. Whitehall came back with some goals of their own to lead again. Cillian Hogan – on his first start – scored a vital point to get us going again. Alan steadied the team by winning some puckouts and working the ball out well. Eanna made some good saves when the pressure was on. Cian chipped in with a goal and two late points to move us back into the lead. Whitehall got a late point themselves but it wasn't enough for them and Lucan held on to win by 3-18 to 4-14. Best for Lucan in the backs was Alan and Edward. Herkus and James competed very well for the full hour with James unlucky not to score after a great solo play against the wind. Cian and Ciaran got some great scores will Cillian also putting in a great effort for his first start.

Lucan: Alan Murphy, Andrew Carroll (2-3), Anthony McNulty, Bobby Doolan, Cian McHugh (1-9), Ciaran Keane (0-5), Cillian Hogan (0-1), Connor Keating, David Millar, Eanna Torsney, Edward Connolly, Eoghan O'Connor, Eoin Higgins, Gavin Millea, Herkus Sviglinskas (0-1), James Fenlon, Michael Carron, Oisin O’Brien.

 

 

 

25 Card Drive every Friday night at 9pm in the Clubhouse Bar – all welcome. €5 entry with €50 1st prize.

 

A new members card system has been installed in the bar on a trial basis.  The system will offer benefits for Club members and will initially be trialed on a 3 month basis.  Please support this initiative.

 

The Golf Society is running a Par 3 Golf Classic supporting Joe Whyte’s dancing shoes in Newcastle Golf Centre on Sat 22nd March contact Michael at 0872331983 to reserve your 3 ball.

 

Set Dancing classes every Wednesday @ 8.30pm

 

Strictly Come Dancing is coming to Lucan! Our events committee are appealing to our male members to sign up for the show.  There is loads of time left to practice the steps and full training will be provided.  Please contact Josephine Donohue, Mary Reynolds or Mary Flannery.

Our nurseries continue every Saturday from 1.30pm at the Clubhouse.  New players are always welcome and registration is just €10 for both Hurling and Football.  This is your chance to participate in a training session led by Dublin Hurling Captain Johnny McCaffrey.  Each week over 150 boys and girls practice their skills and improve their overall physical well being in a safe and controlled environment on our purpose built all weather facility.  Check out our website for more details.

 

 

There was no winner of Sunday night’s €7,500  Lotto. The unlucky numbers were 4, 7, 9, 20. This weeks lotto is for a jackpot of  €8,000 sponsored by Lucan Village Pharmacy.

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