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14 May 2017
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LUCAN SARSFIELDS

Lotto: The club lotto has now moved to Thursday night. Last week there was no winner of the €3,000 lotto but the numbers were 2, 14, 18 and 25. The sponsor was Matt Reilly Autoparts and next weeks €3,400 draw will be managed by Team Frank Flemming. Tickets can be purchased online, at the club, in Carey’s Newsagents or in Vesey Arms or Kenny’s Bar.

On the pitch front, AGP0 is now a GAA pitch with the facility being used for training beginning this week. Adamstown remains out of action as remedial works begin this week, while routine maintenance is also beginning on Senior and Juvenile pitches.

Senior Hurlers stumble in the group stage of their championship with a loss to Naomh Fionnbarra, their final group game is against Ballinteer St Johns, yet to be fixed.

Senior Football are away to St Sylvesters in their next championship on 12/5 19:15. The game is fixed for Finglas, which we assume is Erins Isle.

Senior Camogie are away to Ballyboden on 9/5 19:30.

Ladies Football are next out on 10/5 at home against Round Towers(c) at 19:30.

Lucan Sarsfields Golf Society next outing will take place at Kilcock Golf Club on Saturday 20th May from 11.00am to 12.30pm. To request a tee time please text John Clancy at 086 0412953 as soon as possible, but no later than 6pm on Sunday 14th May. New members are always very welcome.

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.

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.

Congratulations to John Curran and Darragh Hunt who shared the spoils on the Last Man Standing hurling fundraiser.

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 Thurs 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.

Report from Junior Football Challenge that finished Lucan Sarsfields 1-9 (1-6) v (0-4) 0-16 St James's Gaels.
M Robinson. G Fay. A Norton. C Hickey(0-1). A Kirwan(0-1). A McCormack. P Sloan. D Herlihy. M Moran. T Bradley(0-1). P Carroll(0-2). N McKiernan. C Torsney(1-3). J Doyle. G Carabini. G Healy. D Bellew. S Collins. S Speight. D Cannon. M Kelly. C Downes(0-1). R McNulty. A O'Neill. S Casey. D Davis.

Managing 26 fellas all looking for a piece of the action proved too much, & the long winning streak had a bit of a wobble. There's an often quoted belief that challenge games are for losing; that you learn more from defeat. So we can all review that on Sunday evening after our 2 Championship matches.
Lucan started strongly. An early Cian goal, taken very calmly, after a strong run along the end line, and a couple of points seemed to indicate that Lucan were in control. SJG were not inclined to roll over. Their policy of "shoot on sight" meant the wide tally was mounting rapidly, but they were also raising a few flags. Up front Lucan were often guilty of over complicating things. That last pass just would not stick & a lot of chances went a begging.

Wholesale changes disrupted the continuity & suddenly Lucan could not get beyond the half way line. The Lucan defence, for the most part kept the SJG forces at bay, but those distance kicks were sailing over the bar now, & the scores mounted. Mikey got down low to his right to stop a penalty, on the rare occasion that they got behind the full back line.

Management had made it clear beforehand that this was a chance for everyone to make a case for selection on Sunday, for both teams. With all that knowledge gleaned from last night let's see can we chalk up 2 victories, & keep up the winning streak, in Cup, League & Championship!!