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2 October 2022
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Hurling Championship update: This Sunday was a critical day in the hurling championship calendar with all four of our adult hurling teams in quarter-final action. Our three Junior teams all progressed with good wins for the Junior As over Cuala, Junior B's over Naomh Fionnbarra and Junior C's over Stars of Erin. However, it was the end of the road for our Senior team who lost out by 4 points to Ballyboden St Endas. So a disappointing end to a championship campaign that promised much after our first ever league win back in July. Nevertheless, progress is being made and credit is due to the panel of players, management and backroom team who worked tirelessly over the season. The league win was a major achievement and a lot of new players got valuable senior experience and we are building a panel of greater depth to compete in future years. Our three Junior teams now progress to the semi-finals in two weeks’ time where promotion will be the prize, as well as a place in a championship final. The progression of these teams to the next level is important for the future of hurling in the club and we wish them well in their preparations over the next two weeks.

Senior Hurling Championship Quarter Final: Ballyboden SE 2-21, Lucan Sarsfields 0-23. Parnell Park, 25/9/2022

Junior A Hurling Championship Quarter-final: Lucan Sarsfields 0-22 Cuala 1-7. 12th Lock, 25/9/2022.

Junior G C'ship Q/F V Stars of Erin in the 12th Lock: Lucan 3.12, Starts of Erin 2.8

U12 Camogie: Following the summer break, our U12 girls camogie team has been back in action with training restarting in late August. We are continuing to see good progress with the girls, in particular for those who have been practicing and taking part in summer camps.
Our first match took place against St Vincent's at home. We saw a really strong performance from all Lucan teams. It was a wet and miserable day but all girls put in a really gutsy performance with some great scores from play. All 3 Lucan teams came away with a win.

Our second match took place away to Faughs on Sept 17th. We lined out 3 (mixed) Lucan teams. All 3 matches involved tough physical encounters. We came away with one very strong win where we scored 8-3, with great contributions from some players. The other two matches went the way of Faughs, one very narrowly so a few tweaks needed for next time. We continue to develop all our girls at training and very much enjoy seeing the progress from players at all levels.

U12 Hurling Div. 2 O’Tooles Vs LS1: Lucan 1 travelled to Pairc Ui Taithaill last Saturday for U12 division 2 clash. O’Tooles started much the faster scoring 3 points before Lucan boys knew they were in a game. Leon Brennan and Johnny Donovan began to get the ball rolling and to ease Lucan into the game. Lucan led at half time 0-5 to 0-4. On a tight pitch and with O’Tooles playing with a sweeper meant the game was plagued with lots of rucks and low scoring. A fantastic goal by Jack Biggs seems to set Lucan up for a win but O’Tooles were not going away. The match finished O’Toole 1-7 Lucan 1-7 with both sides happy to get something from the game.

Squad: Daire Sheehan, Victor Adankin, Óisin Brady, Tomás McSweeney, Conor O’Keefe, Liam Dunne, Leon Brennan, Jack Biggs, Ronan Kelly, Quinn Damer, Conor Colohan, Johnny Donovan, Alex Mahon, Conor Sheehan

U12 Hurling Div. 7 Fingallians 2 Vs LS2: Looks like a one sided game on the scoreboard but the reason was that our lads never gave them a chance. It was a brilliant performance throughout the team. First to react in their head and first to every ball. It was great to see the vocal team support for each other on the pitch and also the support of the injured teammates who came to cheer on, despite not playing. We can really see the skills improving every week, especially the first touch. Keep practising lads at home. Lastly, a very special thanks to Matthew Fogarty for keeping his eyes open in at least one of my snaps.. Sars Abú

Squad: Darragh Mc Andrew, Dara Kelly, Andrew McGarry, Peter Hickey, Cormac Hallinan, Matthew Doherty, Alex Morley, Dylan Hearn, Dáithi O’Reilly, Matthew Colfer, Adam Breen, Liam Gamble, Daniel Carroll, Darragh Lynn, Matthew Fogarty

U12 Hurling Div. 10 Clanna Gael-Fontenoy 2 Vs LS3: Great game from boys today, hard fought for everything and pushed very hard for a win in a very evenly matched game. No score in first half from either team. Clanna Gael beat us 1:1 to 0:0- frees for Clanna Gael probably cost us the defeat. Overall, parents and mentors were very happy with boys effort.

Squad: Jessie Byrne, Andrew Smyth, Eoghan Cawley, Daniel Hartigan, Alex Neville, Samuel DeLacy, Luke Flynn, Cian McGowan, Luke Delaney, Nathan, Kyle McCormac, Darragh Grenville, Ethan Smith

No Winner of last week’s Lotto Prize of €5,800.
The Numbers were 12, 13, 14, 24.
Lucky Dip prizes go to, Mary Burke, Carol & Catherine, Anna Nolan, The Dardis Family and Aoife O’Connor
Next week’s Lotto will be for a jackpot of €6,200.