Hurling Championship Update
Hurling Championship commenced for the U19s and U17s with some mixed fortunes. Our seniors arranged a challenge match against Na Fianna to keep their preparations on track.
U19A Hurling Championship, Na Fianna vs. Lucan, Mobhi Road 18/09/22
The U19s have been working hard in training and also supporting the club by assisting with the adult teams throughout the summer, which was an enjoyable experience for all the lads and will benefit them in the long term. This meant that the first game back would be straight into championship against a well-practiced Na Fianna. Lucan started well commanding the opening exchanges with some strong fielding and interplay. This was countered by the introduction of a sweeper system by Na Fianna who gathered momentum and Lucan required a couple of fine saves from Canavan keep the score line to within a couple of points, 0-14 vs 0-12 to Na Fianna. Lucan started the second half with some tweaks to the setup, this new structure made it much more difficult for Na Fianna to pressure our defence although they never relinquished the lead, even with some fine interplay to open for goal chances one resulting in free from close range that was deflected right at the end to secure the win for Na Fianna. Final Score 0-25 to 0-22.
U17A Hurling Championship Lucan vs. Cuala, 12th Lock 18/09/22
Confidence is high in this team resulting in some fine interchanges, accurate passing and movement which from the offset made it a very difficult encounter for the Cuala visitors. For most of the game Lucan commanded the middle third of the pitch, although the pressure from this did not tell until the second half when our forwards did some real damage with a couple of goals moving the game out of sight and allowing Lucan mentors to introduce some substitutes who also slotted into this well-oiled machine. Its clear that this team is not only well drilled in the basics but they also support and work for each other. A strong Lucan support enjoyed a smashing game of hurling. Final score 7-15 to 1-13.
Our Junior Bs take on N. Peregrine in the Shield Final this Thursday in the 12th lock all support welcome.
Masters meet on Thursday nights and play a reduced-contact Go-Games style football with the emphasis on enjoyment. Players of all levels are very welcome. It's a great way to meet other club members, get some exercise and have a bit of fun. If you are interested, please contact Rory Gilmore at 087 694 5659
Social News & Events
The Men’s Shed would like to congratulate Mary & Tommy Flannery on renewing their wedding vows in Italy last week. We hope Tommy can return to the Shed soon!
The Academy restarted last Saturday with Alan our GPO, explaining skills to our youngest group. Loads of fun, start of lifelong friendships and a new community - all are welcome. 2017/2018 @ 9am 2016 @ 10am 2015 @11am If interested contact Alan on 0866776122.
The Golf Society had a very successful Captain’s (Brian Mahon’s) Day in Roganstown Golf Club on Saturday last. This last outing of the season was played in glorious sunshine and a very worthy winner, Shane Carton, finally got his hands on a “major” trophy. Michael O’Grady was in second place, with Mick Roche, who also scooped the Golfer of the Year Award, in third. Presentation of prizes took place at an enjoyable function in the Clubhouse that night; thanks to Jackie Foley for arranging this. The Society AGM will take place in the coming weeks. New members are always welcome – please contact outgoing Captain Brian Mahon (087 9254126) or outgoing Handicap Secretary Mick Roche (087 2428419) for details. More details, pictures and results on the website here
Figure 1, Shane Carton and Brian Mahon
Figure 2, Mick Roache and Brian Mahon