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25 June 2017
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Sports round-up

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Results: Monday 19th June 2017

1st. Joint: Ann Moore & Barbara Clarke; Jacinta McKelvey & Marguerite Cunningham

1st. Lulu Van Cauewelaert & Rosaleen Ryan
2nd Joy Campbell & Carmel Doocey



Parks Tennis are getting ready to serve up another summer of fun! Parks tennis is one of Ireland’s most popular summer programmes and prides itself on its child centred approach, with the main focus on fun and participation. Parks tennis welcomes children aged 5 to 17 irrespective of previous tennis experience, at a very affordable cost. The programme runs from the 3rd to 28th of July and is only €30 for four weeks (hourly classes on weekdays).

There are three venues in Kildare:
Leixlip Tennis Club (Beside Leixlip Amenities Centre) 2pm to 5pm.
Register for Leixlip Parks Tennis at Leixlip Tennis Club on Monday 26th of June, between 7 and 8pm.
Alternatively, you can register your child at the Leixlip venue on the first day of the programme at the times listed above.

Any enquires to



18 V-Par (Nett) 16-18 June 2017
Gents Class 1 Winner Johnny Price +10 [B9]
Gents Class 2 Winner Danny Kilduff +10
Gents Class 2 Runner Up Paul County +9
Gents Class 3 Winner Val Poleon +8
Ladies Class 2 Winner Dora Keane +4 [B6]

Gents Club Scratch Matchplay
Congratulations to Damien Creevey on winning this competition. Damien seems to be the man in form at the moment. He beat David Lee in the final.

Ladies Dublin Strokeplay
Congratulations to Philo Condron who got runner in the Inter Grade after a play off

Ladies Leinster Strokeplay
The ladies had great success in this competition with Philo Condron winning the Inter Grade. Trish Anderson winning the Junior Grade and Angela Shanahan coming third in the Junior Grade.


It was a great honour for the Captain Terry O’Shaughnessy seeing his sister winning this competition – can you imagine the pressure this has put on his brothers-in-law!!

Dublin Gents Junior League
Congratulations to our gents Junior League team on recapturing the Dublin Junior League title – well done – maybe the start of another great run.



Lucan Harriers had a very busy week across all sections of the club.

In the Dublin Finals of the Community Games there were excellent performances all round by Lucan Harriers juvenile athletes with medallists in many events. The following athletes will represent Lucan and Dublin in the All-Ireland Community Games Finals in Abbotstown in August.

Girls: Chelsea Olumba in U12 100m, the U12 Relay of Eimear Smyth, Emma Reihill, Chelsea Olumba and Christve Lunganga, Hannah Moriarty in U14 Long Jump and U14 Relay of Nicole Ryan, Sophie Reihill, Hannah Moriarty and Kate O'Connell.

Boys: Tom Bracken in the U12 Ball Throw.

There were medals for Girls: Kalia Johnston (U8 80m), Christve Lunganga (U12 100m), Saoirse Fitzgerald & Maggie Jez (U12 600m), Emma Reihill (U12 Turbo Javelin), Nicole Ryan (U14 100m), Kate O'Connell (U14 800m), Sophie Reihill (U14 Long Jump), Boys: Liam Fitzgerald (U12 600m), U12 Relay of Alex Leonard, James Dunne, Oisín Mullally & Eoghan O'Connor, Cillian Mullally (U14 100m), Dara Donoghue (U14 800m), Conor Keohane (U14 Hurdles) and the U14 Relay Team of Conor Keohane, Cillian Mullally, Dara Donoghue & Liam Brennan.


Dublin Community Games: U12 Lucan Girls who won the Relay and will represent Dublin in the All-Ireland Community Games

Irish Runner 5 Mile - Saturday 17th June
It was a scorcher at the Irish Runner 5 Mile and the Family Run over 2.5km held in the Phoenix Park on Saturday 17th June. There was a great turnout from Lucan Harriers with 32 athletes heading into the Park and trying to keep to the shadows in very hot conditions.

First home for Lucan, and 20th in his age group, was PJ Hyland finishing in 31.20. He was followed by David Trunk who finished in 36.47 and Colm Munnelly in 37.23. First Lucan Lady home was Lorraine Heffernan in a time of 37.47. Next in was Kathleen Trunk in 38.02, Caroline Norman in 38.48, Tricia Gough in 39.26 and Sarah O’Donnell in 40.37. Eileen O’Brien was next home and was 2nd in her age category in a time of 40.52. First fit4life athlete home was Emer Fleming who finished in 50.11 and she was closely followed by Maggie Russell in 50.15, Kim Jones in 50.34 and Patricia Hennessy in 51.01. Another notable finisher was Lesley Mitchell who completed her first 5 Mile in a great time of 59.12.

In the Family Run over 2.5km Lucan’s Sean Kavanagh was 2nd Male home overall. Ann McGee made a welcome return to a run following a hip replacement and Susan McDonald completed the run with her two children.


5 Mile: Left to Right Tricia Gough, Bernie Doyle, Kathleen Trunk, Lorraine Heffernan, Caroline Norman


5 Mile: Group of Lucan Harriers athletes before the start of the Irish Runner 5 Mile



Well Everyone, we have reached that point where we take our mid-season break for the Summer. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a lovely summer and I would also like to thank all our Managers, Coaches, Volunteers, Parents and Children for your commitment to the Club. Enjoy the break and we will be back in September for the send half of the Season!
Paul Cleary

COMPETITION TIME!!!!! With the FAI Summer Camps Filling up quickly we have decided to give you the chance get a free place in any of the camps in Esker Celtic. We have 2 places to give away. The dates of the camps are:
17th Jul - 21st Jul
24th Jul - 28th Jul
31st Jul - 4th Aug
14th Aug - 18th Aug
For your chance to win just like, comment and share this post on our Facebook Page. Winners will be announced on Friday 7th July 2017.

Frame Football
Please check out the nice piece on Frame Football via the following link:…/dublin-lives-how-lucans-frame-13…

Esker Celtic Academy. A great day was had by all in our Academy on Saturday at the soccer blitz for our 2010 kids.

Congratulation to our U16 Premier player Eoin McCarthy who did a sponsored cycle outside the clubhouse to raise some funds for a charity trip to Africa. Well done Eoin and thank you to everyone who supported him.

Well done to Reece Lamphiere and Josh Nevin from our U14 Premier SDFL who finished 12th of 32 represented leagues in the country. Congratulations to the lads the Club is very proud of you.

Our Esker U10’s travelled to take part in a tournament in Cliftonville Football Club at the weekend. Some fabulous football was played and the lads reached the final. Unfortunately, the boys were beaten by Cliftonville Academy in the final. What a day our boys had and were a credit to our great club. A huge thank you to Cliftonville Football Club for the invite and we hope to return next year.
A big “congratulations” to Harry Clarke who won Top Scorer Award with a haul of 6 goals. Well done Harry.

Esker Celtic Girls U12 and U11 Teams 2017/2018. Open Days 21st and 28th June, 6-7pm. We are currently looking for new girl members born in 2006 or 2007 to join our existing teams. No need to pre-register just come down to Hermitage Park on the above dates. Shin guards must be worn, footwear can be runners though boots or astros would be best.

A big thank you to DS Construction Services for proudly sponsoring Esker Celtic U8 team.

Help wanted
If anyone in the Club is available on a Saturday or Sunday we urgently need volunteers to help out in the Esker Coffee Shop.
Please private message the Facebook page.

Please Note:
We have a limited amount of vacancies left for 2012 age group for our Academy starting in September 2017. If you haven’t already booked your spot, to avoid disappointment, contact us by text on 0858888042 with your child’s full name and date of birth.

SDFL Summer break
All teams are back 2nd/3rd of September

DDSL Summer break
All teams are due to return on 2nd/3rd of September.

Esker U12A-v-Ballyoulster. A brilliant result for the lads who faced Ballyoulster in an important league game. The boys won the game 2-0 to make it 11 unbeaten in all competitions. These lads are going from strength to strength, keep it going.

Esker U11’s-v St. Kevins (Home) . A great game with Kevins taking an early lead from a penalty and leading at half time. Second half and Esker started the sharpest with some good early chances but failed to take them. The opposition scored two goals against the run of play but the Esker lads never gave up trying and got their rewards with two goals. With the home side looking for an equaliser they left themselves a bit open at the back and Kevins went on the counter attack and scored to win the match. Well done to both sets of players, a great game of football.





Friday 11th August 2017 - Carton House Golf Club
The O’Meara Course

Teams of 4 - €400 (Handicaps Men max 24 / Ladies 32)
Tee Box: €100; Green Sponsor: €100. Price includes Golf & Food and Goodie Bags
1st Four Teams, Nearest Pin x 2, Nearest White Line, Longest Drive
Presentation of Prizes on the night by Christina Noble

More info: Tel: 01 645 5555 / 087 236 7795