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25 March 2018
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Easter Camps
The dates for the Easter camp (age 5 to U12) and School of Excellence (U13-U15) are the 27th-30th March, from 10am to 2:30pm each day. The 4 days will include football and camogie/hurling. Registration can be done through the club’s website.

Membership is now overdue for 2018. Unregistered players should not be allowed play.

Well done to all who organised the St. Patrick’s Day event in the club and thanks to all who took part in the parade, it was a great day and the club was full with supporters.

Well done to Dublin Minor Camogie players Laura Quinn, Aoife Mahon, Jessica McClelland and Siofra Byrne who had a fantastic win over Kilkenny, also well done to the Lucan mentors involved Joe Leonard, Ollie Mahon and Georgina McClelland. Also preparation is stepping up with the Dublin minor footballers and well done to Matthew Dunne, Mark Lavin and Jake Rooney who played vs Galway before the senior game, their game ended in a draw also. Well done to Emmet O’Conghaile and the Dublin Senior footballers on securing a league final spot.

Again the weather played havoc with fixtures so all action was CCC1 related. U11s played 4 games vs St. Brigids, one match report below. In the U-12 Football A Blitz Group 1, Lucan fell to a very strong Castleknock team but fought bravely throughout. In the U-12 Football C Blitz Group 4, Lucan were defeated by an equally strong St. Vincents team. In the U-12 Football E Blitz Group 1, Lucan lost out to lost to Naomh Mearnog by 2-09 to 2-01. Lucan played the first half with 9 players as one of the Lucan boys got injured. The second half started with 11 players and the overall performance improved and Lucan subsequently made a comeback and scored 2-01. Lucan’s goalkeeper was player of the match and made a brilliant penalty save in the second half.

U-11 v St. Brigids Match Report Team: Jack Keogh (0-02), Cian O’Gara (1-00), Cian McCormick, Cian Gavin (0-03), James O’Connell, Daniel Taffe (0-01), Conor Healy (0-02), Karl Quinn, Patrick Cosgrove (1-00), Michael O’Brien (2-04), Liam Whelan (0-02).An excellent performance by this U-11 team on Saturday morning. Operating under Go Games rules, all of the players played in multiple positions throughout the game. Jack Keogh made a few great saves in goal in the first half while the defence of Cian O’Gara, Cian McCormick, Cian Gavin and James O’Connell made some great blocks and clearances. In midfield, Daniel Taffe and Conor Healy worked extremely hard and got forward to kick a few scores as well. In the forwards, Michael O’Brien was in great scoring form ably assisted by Patrick Cosgrove, Karl Quinn and Liam Whelan. Overall, a great display and all of the practice is really paying off for this bunch of players.

Club Shop is scheduled to open Thursdays 7:30-8:30 and Saturday’s 10:30am – 1:00pm.

25 Card Drive continues every Friday 9pm. Caters for all levels, beginners welcome.

The ‘Cúpla Focal’ Club is on Mondays at 7.30pm.

Bingo is on Wednesdays 8:30pm.

Lucan District Credit Union Academy is on Saturdays, 9:30am for Girls and 10am for boys (5+)

DATE FOR THE DIARY – Good Friday - Annual Maintenance Day.

Last week there was no winner of the €20,000 lotto where the numbers were 12, 14, 25 and 28. This week’s draw will be managed by Seamus Clandillon and is sponsored by Feargal McCarthy Painter and Decorator. Tickets can be purchased online, at the club, in Carey’s Newsagents, in Vesey Arms or Kenny’s Bar.

In conjunction with the Healthy Club Committee, there is another event planned for all Players from U15 to Minor, On March 26th @ 8.30 - 10pm approx., Ken Robinson will give a practical talk to the players about maintaining a healthy approach to their player development in the face of very busy and demanding lifestyles.

Golf Society
The golfing season starts in a few weeks, on Saturday April 21st. New Committee following AGM is Chairman: John Clancy, Captain: Seamus Fagan, Secretary: Michael O’Hara, Treasurer: Gerry Mescall, Handicap Secretary: Brian Mahon, Committee: Liam Carton, Jack Butler, Pat Keane and Robbie Breen.