Sarsfields Lotto Newsletter

November 8, 2018

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 honour 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
A meeting is scheduled for Sarsfields Clubhouse on TUESDAY JULY 15 AT 8PM.
Please come along. Our patron Dermot Earley and a member of the Kildare organising committee will be present to explain further what is involved.
For further information email Liam or 087 6606035 086 3000114

Congratulations The Club Congradulates Niall O’Callaghan and Gillian O’Donnell who got Married on Friday 11th. It was a wonderful day, and the next day in the club was equally as good, thanks to the caterers for the lovely food and the Rubbers for providing great entertainment.

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.

Sash Camp Well done to Roisin, Donnacha, Joe, Meabhdh and all the rest of the coaches who ran the Sash camp over the last week. It was very successful and the club appreciates all the effort that was put in from all involved.

Football Well done to the Junior B Team who beat Castledermot in the League semi-final on Mon 14th, they will now play the Final on Friday 18th. Details to follow. Also a good win for the U/16A team as they overcame Kilcock in the second round of the championship. Hard luck to the B team who narrowly lost out to Naas.
Best of Luck to all our Kildare minors as they head to Croke Park on Sun 20th to face Dublin in the Leinster Final.

Ladies Football Its Championship time again and this year due to all the hard work, Sarsfield’s have entered two Championship Teams. The first team will play in the Intermediate Championship while our second team will play in the Junior C Championship.Our first team were due to play Ballykelly on the 12th July but received a walkover.Their next game is an away game on Saturday 2nd August V Naas .Our second team after a slow start battled back bravely, losing by the narrowest of margins to Milltown on a scoreline of 3-07 to 4-07. Round 2 of the Junior C competition takes place on 19th July and sees Sarsfield’s 2 travelling to St. Laurences. As always all support is welcome.
Management teams have been put in place for the coming Autumn Leagues and training has already began for most of these teams.
New players are always welcome
Hurling Well done to our Intermediate Hurlers as they won their opening match of their Championship Campaign on Thur 10th at home to Kill. Scoreline Sarsfields 3-08 Kill 0-14.

Bus for Leinster Final. The club is thinking of organising a bus to Croke Park for the Leinster Final on July 20th. The cost roughly will be Adult €10 Child €5. If interested you can contact Liam Moore 087/6606035, Or Seamus McGann 087/2039726. Bus will depend on the demand from club.

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 14th July 2014. Numbers drawn: 6, 10, 14, 21,
No Jackpot winner, Jackpot €12,000:
Winners of the Bonus Prizes;
€100; Rosaria Curtain (Rathangan)
€40; Peter Donoghue c/o S. Wilson
€40 Hugh Nolan c/o F. Healy
€40 Pat Barrett c/o F. Healy
€25; Seamus Brett c/o V. Millar