Sarsfields Newsletter

November 8, 2018


Sarsfields v Leixlip – Aldridge Cup – 23.02.2013

Sarsfields seniors welcomed Leixlip in the second round ofthe Aldridge Cup on Saturday afternoon in wintry conditions. This wasSarsfields seniors first match at home since winning the County championship.  Sarsfields started well but were off target inthe opening minutes before Barry Coffey opened the scoring on 7 minutes, thiswas quickly followed by a good Conor Tiernan solo run to make it 2 points tonil after nine minutes.  Leixlip made aquick reply within the next passage of play by taking the lead to make it 3points to 2 with two from play and one from a free.   The next ten minutes of football sawSarsfields dominating the play with points from Alan Smith, Barry Coffey, DanNea, Declan McKenna.  This left the scoreat 6 points to 3 with 27 minutes on the clock. Two minutes later, Leixlip closed the gap with a short range free from RToane.  Just before the half ended,Sarsfields stalwart Dermot Earley kicked a point from play to leave the halftime score at 7 points to 4.

Leixlip opened the scoring in the second half with a quickpoint from the throw-in to leave just two points between the teams.  An on form Dan Nea then put Sarsfields threepoints ahead again after a good passage of play involving Caoimhin McDonnelland Ray Cahill.  Barry Coffey thenslotted over a 45 to make it 9 points to 5 which was quickly answered byLeixlip with a point from play.  Shortlyafterwards Alan Smith made it a four point gap again after Mattie Byrne wasfouled.  A decisive moment then came inthe match when Leixlip were awarded a penalty in the 43rd minute andwith a chance to leave just one point between the teams, Leixlip spurned thisopportunity and shortly afterwards Sarsfields capitalised with a Dan Nea pointto make the scores 11 points to 7.  Inthe remaining ten minutes, Sarsfields closed out the game with points fromConor Tiernan, Kieran McInerney Aspell and Alan Smith followed by a late DanNea goal to leave the final score to read Sarsfields 1-14 to Leixlip 0-9.

Sarsfields: S Dempsey, C Duffy, D McDonnell, S Lawlor, CTiernan, S Campbell, C Carey, C McDonnell, D Earley, B Coffey, M Byrne, PBuckley, D Nea, D McKenna, A Smith.


Leixlip:  K Claffey, KKinneally, D Gallery, R Roche, K Fajin, A Carey, T Gibbons, B Sheridan, BO’Neill, P O’Neill, E Lambert, A McHugh, M French, E Murphy, R Toane

Minor Football.

The minors followed up their opening Roundwin against Celbridge last week to overwhelm last year’s minor Champions RoundTowers with a hugely impressive performance in Sarsfield Park on Sundayafternoon, winning by a massive 3 –16 to 0-1. 

Boys U16

The boys U16 footballers under new managerDave Clancy also had a very impressive opening League win over Moorefield away onFriday night winning by 6-11 to 1-8 with Full forward Peter Howard scoringsix  goals.



The Boys Feile A team began their campaignwith a comprehensive 2-14 to 1-3 away win over Leixlip on Sunday


SashMinors Star in Kildare win over Meath


Congratulations to our minors Cian Mconnell and DiarmuidHartley who starred for Kildare in their Leinster MFL semi-final win overMeath. Kildare will now meet Dublin in the final

Sarsfields Fixtures
AldridgeCup Group C, Round 3 Saturday March 2nd

Suncroft VSarsfields             Ref: Martin Tobin

Dowling Cup GroupD,Round 3

Sarsfields V Two Mile House Ref: Mick Spencer. Note. The Dowling Cupfixture may be changed to Friday Night at 8pm.


Bord na nÓg Fixtures

Saturday 2nd March @ 16.00

U16 Football League Round 2

Division 1

Sarsfields  V Naas                             DaveCoady



Sun 03 Mar All Games @11.45

Minor FootballLeague Div 1, Round 4

Moorefield V Sarsfields         Ref: Dave Coady


Sunday 3rd March All games @ 10.30

U14 Football Feile Round 2

Feile A

Sarsfields   V Celbridge                      JohnKnight


Feile D

Sarsfields   V Carbury                                    OwenMurphy


Kildare V Dublin

Tickets for theKildare V Dublin NFL game in Croke Park on Sunday March 10th need to be orderedby 4pm on Friday next March 1st. Tickets ordered for the Kildare–Kerry game in St Conleth’s Park on Sunday March 3rd can be collected from theclubhouse from 9pm on Friday next.


Sash Disco


The Sash Disco takes place on Friday nextMarch 1st. As always volunteers are required to help supervise. Ifyou can spare a few hours please contact Lisa McConnell.

Ladies Training


In order to facilitate Ladies Senior training the Gym will be closed  from 6.30 to 8 on Tuesday night 

SarsfieldsFlag Days

The SarsfieldsFlag Day originally scheduled for next Sunday March 3rd butpostponed due to the Kildare GAA Countywide Collection will now be held overtwo days, on Saturday March 23rd and Sunday 24th Marchprior to the Kildare v Tyrone NFL game. Volunteer are required to help raisemuch needed funding for the club.