A Third Quarter Lucan Sarsfields Scoring Blitz Turned Final On It’s Head

The Lucan Sarsfields squad with the Orla Quill Trophy after their victory in the Dublin Camogie Minor A club championship final.
The Lucan Sarsfields squad with the Orla Quill Trophy after their victory in the Dublin Camogie Minor A club championship final.

Lucan Sarsfields 2-10

Kilmacud Crokes 2-06

A storming second half secured Minor A Camogie Club Championship honours for Lucan Sarsfields today in the GAA National Games Development Centre in Abbotstown.

The side from West Dublin found themselves five points in arrears at the break but came back out after halftime a different side and dominated the second half to win by four at the finish.

The game started in atrocious conditions as Storm Atiyah brought howling winds and driving rain. Lucan though settled first and had the better of the opening quarter to lead by three points to no score.

Fintan Quill (Centre) presents the Orla Quill Trophy makes in honour of his late daughter to the winning Lucan Sarsfields joint captains Laura Quinn (L) Aoife Mahon (R)
Fintan Quill (Centre) presents the Orla Quill Trophy makes in honour of his late daughter to the winning Lucan Sarsfields joint captains Laura Quinn (L) Aoife Mahon (R)

But as the conditions worsened it was their opponents Kilmacud Crokes who coped better and outscored Lucan by 2-03 to 0-01 to take a five point lead with them into the dressing rooms with the score at halftime 2-03 to 0-04.

During the break the weather deteriorated even more and there was the distinct possibility that the game might have had to be called off but thankfully just as the players reappeared the storm cleared and the second half got underway.

Lucan Sarsfields needed a quick start to the half to get back into the game and they got just that and were level inside the opening eight minutes of the restart.

Three points in a two minute spell between the 44th and 46th minute gave Lucan a three point lead as they continued to dominate possession and put the Kilmacud Crokes defence under severe pressure.

Player of the Match Laura Quinn from Lucan Sarsfields is presented with the trophy by Dublin Camogie Chairperson Jenny Byrne
Player of the Match Laura Quinn from Lucan Sarsfields is presented with the trophy by Dublin Camogie Chairperson Jenny Byrne

With eight minutes left in the game Crokes scored their first point of the second half to leave two points between the sides. But a second goal for Lucan just a mere sixty seconds later was quickly followed by their 10 point of the game to all but wrap up the final.

In fairness to Crokes they battled on right to the end and gave Lucan Sarsfields a couple of nervy moments in the closing stages. But they couldn’t conjure up the goals they needed to turn this one around and had to settle for the last two points of the game and Lucan Sarsfields claimed the Dublin Camogie Minor A club championship title.

Lucan Sarsfield

1. Alicia Rooney

2. Anna Cuffe

3. Rebecca Flanagan

4. Aoife Byrne

5. Ali Dunne

6. Laura Sharkey

7. Millie Reid

8. Aoife Mahon

9. Ellen Dunphy

10. Laura Quinn

11. Faye Murphy

12. Emma O’Brien

13. Siofra Byrne

14. Chloe O’Connor

15. Phoebe Shannon

16. Faye O’Reilly

17. Roisin Egan

18. Emma McGivney

19. Sadbh Murray

20. Ciara Crosbie

21. Hannah Brady

Kilmacud Crokes

1. Ciara Jones

2. Stephanie Galvin

3. Ciara Fenton

4. Roisin Whitely

5. Cliona Tucker

6. Helen Barr

7. Izzy Davis

8. Cassie Sultan

9. Sarah Fenlon

10. Shauna Buckley

11. Hannah Reynolds

12. Niamh Comerford

13. Roisin Ni Chatasaigh

14. Anna Geraghty

15. Meadhbh O’Gorman

16. Ailbhe Kennedy

17. Femhe Gallagher

18. Laura Maguire

19. Flora McDonnell

20. Elsa McCarthy

Player of the Match: Laura Quinn (Lucan Sarsfields)