Sarsfields Lotto Newsletter

November 8, 2018

Fundraising Event for; Relay For Life

The Relay for Life Table Quiz was a great success and the club would like to thank all those who made the effort and came along and supported the event. Also we would like to thank all who sponsored prizes and gave donations for the cause.

Well done to our Secretary Liam Moore who done great work in getting the event organised. We can now look forward to the big event itself which is laid out below and once again hope we get great support from all.



Relay for Life Kildare takes place on September 5th. and 6th. at The Curragh Race Course. Sarsfields GAA Club is organising teams in memory of members lost to cancer and to honour members who are survivors. After dark, we honor people who have been touched by cancer and remember loved ones lost to the disease during the Candle of Hope Ceremony. Candles are lit inside bags of sand, each one bearing the name of a person touched by cancer, and participants walk a lap in silence.

At Relay For Life the VIPs are those people who have been diagnosed with cancer and have survived it in the past or are fighting it right now. As with all events, we need volunteers to help make the event a success. If you can give us any amount of your time either before or during the event (or both), we would love to hear from you. Please email your contact details to Liam at

For further information email Liam or 087 6606035 086 3000114


Kildare Cul Camp  Sarsfields hosted their Kellogs Cul Camp from Monday 28/07/14 to Friday 01/08/14 and to say the least it was a great success. In total there was 148 kids that attended the camp which was well up on last years number of 89 kids.

It takes a lot of organisation to run the camp which caters for kids from 5yrs to 12 years, so well done to Frank Hanniffy for his hard work in ensuring the camp was a success for all.  Working along side Frank was Donnacha McDonnell, Meabhdh O’Sullivan, David Hyland, John Merrins, Makela McKenna, Tom Kinsella and Amber Masterson.

During the week the kids were treated to a visit from Tomás O’Connor who as you can imagine was bombarded with plenty of questions and fair Play to Tomás he got through them all and left with a cramp in his hand from signing all the boots!

If there is one thing that you need when running these camps is the good weather and for the week that was in it the kids couldn’t have asked for better and no doubt there was a few extra freckles on the faces at the end of the camp.


Bar Update  Once again thanks to all who supported the club over the Weekend as its a very important part of the Financial side of things for the club. The club bar provides great surroundings to watch all the GAA live and of course the Premier Lge which is now kicking off this weekend. On Sunday 17th Aug we will be showing the second of the All-Ireland semi-finals in the hurling which will see Cork v Tipp in the senior and Limerick v Galway in the Minor, coverage will start at 1.  On the soccer front we will first be showing Liverpool v Southhampton (13.30) and this will be followed by Newcastle v Man City at 16.00. . As always, all are welcome in Sarsfields GAA as we provide a safe and friendly environment for all Families. 


Dermot Earley Academy Our underage Academy is now in full swing on Saturday mornings  for all children between the ages of 5 and 11. Sarsfields have a very successful underage structure and this is due to the hard work and commitment of our underage coaches. For further Info Contact Mick Byrne (086/8375719) our Academy Co-Ordinator.


Football  Well done to the Sen B, and the Jun B team that won in the championship over the weekend. Both teams will now advance to the semi-Final stages of the Competition.

The Seniors will be playing on Sat 23rd Aug at 18.30 in Newbridge v Carbury. The Minors will be out on Tue 19th Aug v Raheens in Naas, and again the following week Tue 26th, more details to follow.


Ladies Football  Well done to Gemma Harnett, Emma Lyons, Molly Price, Shauna Kendrick, and Anna Lawless who were on the Kildare team that beat Cork in the  AlI Ireland Final of the U/17 Tournament in Dublin on Thur 7th Aug.  Hard luck to Our Junior C Team who lost out to Castledermot in the championship.


Hurling Well done to our Intermediate Hurlers as they had a great win over Celbridge in the Championship. They next play Confey on Aug 14th and then Moorefield on Mon Aug 18th . (See Fixtures below)


Membership 2014  Membership can still be paid in the club from 8pm any evening. If you need any further Info you can contact Kathleen (Ollie) Ryan at 086/2641115, or Christy Horan at 087/9249884.


Used Football & Hurling Gear As the club Equipment officer it is my aim to raise funds whenever possible, to ease the cost on the club on buying training equipment. Over the next few weeks I will be trying to collect as much gear as possible and then sell it for a small fee on a Saturday morn at the Academy. What we need, Boots (all sizes), Helmets, any O’Neills gear, Jerseys, Hoodies etc. Any Monies made from this will be used to buy training gear for the club. I will start to collect on Saturday morn coming 29th Mar, so if you are attending the Academy or you can call in with some used gear please leave it in the shop. For further info you can contact Seamus McGann 087/2039726. Thank you, every bit helps!!


Second Hand Clothes Collection The club is still collecting second hand clothes and you can hand in your clothes in the morning or the evening when the club is open. For further info you can contact Christy on 087/9249884


Cumann Na Sáirseálach  On Saturday 1st March the club launched its new fund raising Initiative which is known as Cumann na Sáirsealach. The idea behind this Fundraising Project is to try and improve the Facilities of the club especially in areas such as the upkeep of pitches, Training equipment for our underage level , ie. Sets of Goals, Footballs, cones etc. Along with this it is also the aim of Cumann Ná Sáirseálach to build Dressing rooms at the Pitch 2 and 3 end of the grounds, this is something that is badly needed to improve our ability to host matches due to the large number of teams in the club. (Last year we had 37 teams competed at all levels). The Club has now received Planning Permission to carry out this project. To date Cumann Ná Sairsealach has funded the New ball stop nets on the main pitch and on pitch 3. It has also contributed to the sanding which has recently taken place on the pitches and will improve the playing surface, and also to training equipment for underage.

All the info on this can be found on the web site This is a great opportunity to support your club and help us to develop it more for the future.

If you are interested in joining this and supporting the club you can contact Vice Chairman John Maher (087/6371285). Niall Sheridan 087/2290845. Sandra Houlihan 086/3264421  Pam Murphy 086/0619530.


Gym Fobs  Anyone who had already paid membership and for the Gym Fobs you can now collect them off Christy Horan (087/9249884).


Gym Opening hours  Mon – Fri 9am to 9.30pm. Sat 9am – 6pm. Sun 12 noon – 6pm


Building up our Communications The club is all the time trying to build up its Twitter and Facebook accounts and of course our E-Mail contact list. You can follow us on Twitter; @sashproshea, Find us on Facebook; sarsfieldsgaanewbridge. Dont forget to visit our website for up to date Information on


Function Rooms There are 3 Function Rooms available in the club which can cater for big and small Functions, Weddings, Christenings, Birthdays, Funerals, etc. Enquiries to Shirley (086/8568830)


The Club Shop The shop is well stocked out with all types of gear both casual and Training, we also have a large stock of Gum Shields for the upcoming season for €5 each. The Shop opens every Sat morning from 11am to 1pm or you can contact Angie Byrne on 086/0762710.


Club Lotto The club would like to thank all those who support the Lotto and would like to encourage all its members to participate in the weekly Lotto draw. This can now be done by going on to the Sarsfields web site and clicking on the (play lotto now) link, then follow the step by step instructions.


Lotto results for Monday 11th Aug 2014. Numbers drawn:  16, 19, 22, 29,   

No Jackpot winner, Jackpot €12,000:

Winners of the Bonus Prizes;

€100;  Aimee O,Neil c/o Seamus O,Neill

€40;    Pauline Murray

€40     Maureen O,Connor c/o Cons

€40     Maureen Keenan (Ballyteague)

€25;    Martin Conway c/o S. Wilson



Upcoming Fixtures



Thu 14 Aug 2014

Intermediate Hurling Championship

Venue: Sarsfields, Sarsfields  V Confey @ 19:30, 

Ref: David Coady


Mon 18 Aug 2014

Intermediate Hurling Championship

Venue: Sarsfields , Sarsfields  V Moorefield @ 19:00, 

Ref: John Mc Loughlin


Tue 19 Aug 2014

Minor A Football Championship

Venue: Sallins, Raheens V Sarsfields @ 19:00, 

Ref: Liam Herbert

Minor C Football Championship

Venue: Allenwood, St Kevin's V Sarsfields @ 19:00, 

Ref: Alan Smullen


Venue: Sarsfields, Kilcullen V Sallins @ 19:00, 

Ref: Padraig Scully


Thu 21 Aug 2014

Intermediate Hurling Championship

Venue: St Laurence's Hurling Club, St Laurence's Hurling Club V Sarsfields Hurling Club19:15,  Ref: TBC


Sat 23 Aug 2014

Joe Mallon RENAULT Senior Football Championship Round 2

Venue: Newbridge, Maynooth v Ballymore @ 16.45

Venue: Newbridge, Carbury v Sarsfields @ 18.30


Sun 24 Aug 2014

Joe Mallon RENAULT Senior Football Championship Round 2

Venue: Newbridge, St Kevins v Clane 12.00

Venue, Newbridge, Johnstownbridge v Allenwood 13.45

Venue, Raheens, Monasterevan v Confey 13.30

Venue, Newbridge, Athy v Moorefield 18.30

Venue: Naas, Celbridge v St Laurences 19.00


Bord na nÓg


U16 Hurling Champ Div 2  Round 2

Venue: Naas19:00 Nas na Riogh V Naomh Conleths     Referee: Anthony Herbert