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21 May 2017
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Sports round-up

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Results: 15th. May 2017

1st. Eileen Lynch & Maura O'Reilly
2nd. Joan Howard Williams & Wendy Geoghegan
3rd. Betty Stanley & Kathleen Collery

1st. Peg Smyth & Angela Hurley
2nd. Melita Gorman & Barbara Clarke
3rd. Joy Campbell & Carmel Doocey

Notice: A.G.M. & distribution of points prizes next Monday 22nd. May 2017 - short game of bridge followed by a party.


St. Mary’s Cards

1st Martin Connolly
2nd Tom McDonald
3rd Cormac Gordon
4th Prim Dempsey




Lucan Harriers are the proud owners of a new Irish National Record Holder in the W50 (Women over 50) 200m. Carol Kearney ran the new National Record at the Dublin County Athletics Board Track & Field Graded Meeting held in Tallaght on Wednesday 10th May. Carol has been running for 4 years and having run the Dublin Marathon twice, was advised to try out sprinting by her Coach who recognised her speed ability and the rest is history. She has been a multi-medalist at Dublin, Leinster and National Championships. On 26th February she won silver in 400m and bronze in 60m and 200m in the Leinster Indoor Championships.


There was a great turnout of 25 athletes from Lucan Harriers athletes at the local Leixlip 5k Road Race organised by Le Chéile Athletics Club. The race moved from its traditional Saturday morning date to avoid clashing with parkrun and they were rewarded with a beautiful sunny evening. Damien O’Sullivan was first Lucan athlete home in 38th place in a time of 18.53 with Bernie Stapleton leading the Lucan Ladies home in 29th lady overall and 2nd in her age category in a time of 22.29. Eileen O'Brien was first in her age category in a time of 25.45. There were also 5k PBs for a number of the Lucan Harriers fit4life athletes with Maggie Russell home in 28.23, Edel Fogarty in 31.26 and Trish Byrne in 33.49.



Beginners sessions for boys and girls age 9-12.
Mondays from 7-8pm & 8-9pm
Thursdays from 7-8pm & 8-9pm

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Results 18 V-Par (Gross)
Gents Class 1 Winner Philip Sweeney +9
Gents Class 2 Winner Danny Kilduff -1 [B9]
Gents Class 3 Winner Jimmy Pegley +2
Ladies Class 1 Winner Philo Condron Level
Ladies Class 2 Winner Kathleen Grainger -7 [B9]

National Matchplay: Congratulations to Keith Redmond and Paddy Noonan who qualified for the National Matchplay Finals 2017 in Tipperary Hills on the June Bank Holiday weekend. We wish the two lads the very best of luck and look forward to the usual excellent Lucan support to cheer them along.

Dublin Leagues: Our Senior Ladies had another great win at home against Ierne and under the leadership of Peg Smith are doing very well – keep it up ladies. Our other league teams have matches later in the week and we will report on the outcome of these next week but wish them all the best of luck.

Competition Secretary: We have a position available for a Competition Secretary. If you are interested in taking up this role, please contact the Hon. Secretary Peter Keogh or the Chairman Noel Leonard.

Remembrance Competition: Do not forget our Remembrance Competition this Saturday 20th May – 36 Stableford (Nett) in memory of John Conway.

BBQ: Our annual Scramble and BBQ is on Saturday 27th May. Our scramble commences at 6.15pm and the BBQ will be at 8pm. A great night – so come along and enjoy the fun.

Darts & Find the Joker: The Friday night darts competition and our Find the Joker continues this Friday night.


Walk a Marathon this Spring!

South Dublin County Sports Partnership is inviting people to walk a marathon between April and June by organising a series of free 5km weekly walks.

The walks will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday each week at 11am and 7pm at locations such as the Grand Canal (9th Lock), Corkagh Park in Clondalkin, Tymon Park and Dodder Valley Park, ending with a hike to the Hell Fire Club in the Dublin Mountains on Wednesday June 21st.
To register email





Esker Academy
is on every Saturday in Hermitage Park from 1.30pm
Football for All is on every Saturday in Hermitage Park from 1.30pm
Frame Football is on every second Saturday (this week) in St. Andrews Primary School, Lucan If you would like any information on the above please do not hesitate to contact the Club.

With the FFA National Blitz coming up on June 3rd, all Football for All players and Frame Football players are welcome. The blitz will be over in the AUL Complex in Clonshaugh. It starts at 2pm. See you all there.

Esker Celtic will be hosting 4 weeks of camps over the summer months.
Book your place early to avoid disappointment on
July 17th - July 21st
July 24th - July 28th
July 31st - Aug 4th
Aug 14th - Aug 18th.

The Esker U11 Girls have reached the final again and would love as much support as possible on the day. So if you can make it to The Oscar Traynor Complex on Sunday 28th, Rob, Ken & the girls would really appreciate your support in what promises to be a great occasion.

The Esker U15 DDSL are looking for an Assistant Coach. Training Monday and Wednesday currently. If interested contact Roy on 0857651211.

Esker U15 Div 1-v-Firhouse Carmel. Our lads were in action against Firhouse Carmel in Griffeen Park. The visitors took the lead with a fortunate own goal but Esker equalised with a fine header. On the stroke of halftime, Firhouse restored their lead with a fine strike. Esker then upped the gears in the second half and equalised again and their class showed through and the goals started to flow and they eventually won the game 6-2. Well done Rory, Shay and boys 10/5/17

Esker U11 Girls-v- Malahide Utd. A great away game in the MGL Premier League. The girls got off to a great start, with Sophie scoring early in the first half, a great finish after being setup brilliantly by Eve. Esker kept driving forward and came close to scoring a number of times before Sarah got a deserved goal to double the advantage. The girls defended brilliantly as a team and restricted Malahide to a few long-distance efforts while always looking dangerous going forward on the break. Esker started the second half facing into the evening sun and the game became more end to end with both teams having good chances. The home team scored with a neat finish after the ball broke loose in the box, but the Esker heads didn't drop and they kept working hard, fighting for every ball and pushing to extend their lead. The third Esker goal came after a great shot by Eve which was saved by the Malahide keeper only for Nessa to pounce on the spilled ball in the box and slot it home. Esker had more chances to score but couldn't take them and defended brilliantly to close out the match with a great 3-1 win. Coaches Rob and Ken both very proud of the effort from all 10 girls with everyone working really hard for the team and giving it their all, well done! 10/5/17

Esker Celtic U10 B-v-Wayside Celtic. The game started off with Esker on top early with a wonder goal from Steven Price, but the game was very even with Wayside pulling a goal back to make it level. Cian Mulread scored a brilliant free kick and from there Esker scored in quick succession with Nathan Dunne(2) and Lee Dunne providing the goals. Wayside weren't going to go down that easy and they pulled it back but Esker dug deep and scored more goals with Steven getting his second and Luke Peggs getting the goals to end the game. Well done to the lads and well done to a very good Wayside team. 13/5/17



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