Sarsfields Newsletter

November 8, 2018

THE SASH Friday April 30th 2010


The Weekly Online Newsletter of Sarsfields GAA Club.     



Feile Final: Sarsfields 4-13 Athy 5-6.

Hatrick for Conor Delaunty helps put Sarsfields on the road to Derry


 By Tony Ryan

After an exciting,  high quality and skilful game between two talented sides in the Feile final on Sunday last in St Conlth’s Park Sarsfields had four points to spare over Athy after coming from behind in the last ten minutes. Leading by 12 points at halftime, 2-8 to 0-2  Sarsfields looked to be in total command of the game and it was difficult to see any way back for Athy. But there are oftentimes no certainties in Juvenile football. And thus it proved to be in the second half as an Athy side began their amazing comeback.

After the break Athy made the switch of the match when the moved midfielder Michael Kelly to the full forward line and moved one of the corner forwards out to midfield. Kelly scored an early second half goal to give Athy some hope.  But he was only warming up for in the space of three minute and with plenty of space from which to operate from the very talented Athy player scored an incredible 3-1 and for the first time in the game Sarsfields found themselves 2 points, 2-10 to 4-6 in arrears with less than ten minutes remaining.

            However the Sash Boys stood firm and showed great character and determination especially when the game seemed to be going against them. Collectively they settled their nerves and when Niall Manning scored a great point point with 8 minutes remaining to reduce the gap to a single point 2-11 to 4-6 Sarsfields had regained the initiative. Confidence restored they again went on the offensive in search of an equaliser. It didn’t take long to regain the upper hand. With five minutes remaining Conor Delahunty scored from the penalty spot a after a foul on Jamie Harte and Just a minute later he cheekily chipped the ball over the Athy keeper’s head. The whole panel did themselves and Sarsfields proud and their mentors Noel Crinnigan, Kevin McCormack and Padraig Scully. They will now represent Sarsfields and Kildare in the All-Ireland Feile in Derry on the first weekend in July. All roads lead to Derry. To book accommodation for the Feile contact Brian Dempsey on 087-2848396.

Sarsfields: Ron Abott, Conor Hartley. Con Kavanagh, Tom Aspell, Sean O’Donovan Alan Scully, Cian Byrne, Cian McConnell (0-2) Sean Dempsey, Niall Manning (0-3),Jamie Harte (1-1) , Ben McCormack (0-4), Con Whelan, Cian Scanlan (0-2), Jamie Harte (1-1), Conor Delahunty (3-1). Subs: Dylan Burke, Ryan Brady, Christopher Ward, Seamus Phealan, Ciaran Maher, Shea Ryan, Luke Cawley.



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Kildare’s Leinster Senior, and Minor Fixtures for 2010



 Leinster Senior football Championship.





Louth v Longford




Wicklow v Carlow




Meath v Offaly








Louth/Longford v Kildare




Wicklow/Carlow v Westmeath




Meath/Offaly v Laois


Croke Park


Wexford v Dublin


Croke Park






Louth/Longford/Kildare v Wicklow/Carlow/Westmeath


 Note Saturday 26th. venue

To be announced 


Meath/Offaly/Laois v Wexford/Dublin






Croke Park







 Leinster Minor Football Championship Farce

By Tony Ryan

 Having beaten Dublin already, Kildare now have to play Dublin again in three weeks in Newbridge in the Leinster Minor Quarterfinals. What a farcical situation this is.

Should Dublin manage to overturn the result from the last meeting two weeks ago it means that they will march on to the semi finals having lost one game (against Kildare) and Kildare will be out having lost one game to Dublin. Where is the GAA logic in all of this. Without being paranoid why does it always seem that Kildare is on the receiving end of so many bad GAA administrative decisions. For instance this year we played Meath away for the second year in a row in the League and Laois away for an incredible three successive years. In addition is the fact that we should get four home games one year and three way, alternating the following year with three home games and four away. Well there is no need to remind anyone who has been following Kildare in the League that we have had just 3 home games for at least the last four years. Can anyone remember when we last had four home games? Anyway the good news is that the Kildare minor team is a big powerful, talented team and should be more than capable of beating the Dubs a second time.    

Minor Football



1. Wicklow v Wexford



2. Carlow v Westmeath



3. Louth v Laois



4. Kildare v Dublin



5. Offaly v Longford



6. Meath v Kilkenny






7. Loser 5 v Loser 1


Home Venue Loser 5

8. 7 v Loser 2 = A


Home Venue 7

9. Loser 4 v Loser 3


Home Venue Loser 4

10. 9 v Loser 6 = B


Home Venue 9




11. 6 v 5


Home Venue 6

12. 3 v 1


Home Venue 3

13. A v 2


Home Venue A

14. 4 v B


Home Venue 4




15. 11 v 12

26.06.2010 (30.06.2010)

Home Venue 11

16. 13 v 14

26.06.2010 (30.06.2010)

Home Venue 13

CRAOBH: 15 v 16


Croke Park



Underage Camogie & Hurling Training.
  Outdoor Underage Hurling & Camogie training has resumed in Sarsfields and is on every Thursday from 6pm to 7pm for  U8, U10, U12 & U14. Boys & Girls. Saturday 10.30 to 11.30am – Kinder garden Camogie & Hurling Training up to the age 7yrs.

For more information contact Denise McGann on – 087-2873096




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More Stupid Quotes. 


‘Men, I want you just thinking of one word all season. One
word and one word only: Super Bowl.’
– Bill Peterson, football coach 


‘Sometimes I wish that I was the weather, you’d bring me up
in conversation forever. And when it rained, I’d be the talk
of the day.’
– Singer John Mayer 


‘On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes — and I see many of them in the
audience here today — our sense of patriotism is
particularly strong.’
– US President Barrack Obama


‘That’s not a place where I’m considered good-looking.’
– Mark Hoppus,  founding member of the pop punk band    
  blink-182, on why he’s never been to Kenya.


‘Politics gives guys so much power that they tend to behave
badly around women. And I hope I never get into that.’
– Bill Clinton, former U.S. President


‘The streets are safe in Philadelphia, itís only the people
who make them unsafe.’
– Frank Rizzo, ex-police chief and mayor of Philadelphia


‘I’ve always thought that under-populated countries
in Africa are vastly under-polluted.’
– Lawrence Summers, chief economist of the World Bank,
  explaining why we should export toxic wastes to Third
  World countries.


“Do they eh, like make walls at Wall Mart”

Paris Hilton referring to the US chain store Wall Mart


‘I’m a 4-wheel-drive pickup type of guy. So is my wife.’
– Baseball player Mike Greenwell


And now one of the all time classics.

‘I personally believe, that US Americans are unable to do
so, because some people out there, in our nation, don’t have
that, and eh I believe that our education, like such as in
South Africa, and the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and I
believe that they should, our education over here, in the
US, should help the US, or should help South Africa, and
should help the Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be
able to build up our future… for our children.’
– Ms. Teen South Carolina 2007



Strange/Bizarre/Quirkie News.


True Story.  


A diminutive horse born in New Hampshire
could lay claim to the world record for lightweight foal.
The pinto stallion named Einstein weighed just 6 pounds and
measured 14 inches tall when he was born Friday in
Barnstead, N.H. Those proportions fit a human baby just
about right but are downright tiny for horse, even a
miniature breed like Einstein.

Dr. Rachel Wagner, Einstein’s co-owner, says the Guinness
Book of Records lists the smallest newborn horse as weighing
in at 9 pounds.

Breeders say that unlike the current record holder,
Thumbelina, Einstein shows no signs of dwarfism. He’s just a
tiny horse. 


True Story 2


A bank robber in Virginia Beach Virginia, USA got a nasty surprise when a dye pack designed to mark stolen money exploded in his trousers.

The robber apparently stuffed the loot down the front of his pants as he was running out the door.

A police spokesman informed us, ‘He was seen hopping and jumping around with an explosion taking place inside his pants.’

Police have the man’s charred trousers safely in custody.


Top Ten Totally Wrong Predictions

1) What looks like a permanently high plateau. – Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University, USA, October 16, 1929.

2) King George 111 said in 1773, that the American colonies had little stomach for revolution. UK

3) Louis Pasteur�s theory of germs is ridiculous fiction. – Pierre Pachet, Professor of Physiology at Toulouse, France 1872.  

4) Airplanes are interesting toys, but they have no military value. – Marshal Ferdinand Foch, France, in 1911. [He may have been wrong in this case but at the Treaty of Versailles, 1919, which ended the 1st World War, he said accurately, �This is not a peace, it is only an armistice for the next 20 years.� The 2nd World War broke out in 1939.

5) It will be years – not in my time – before a woman will become Prime Minister.- Margaret Thatcher, 1974 [Prime Minister, UK, 1979-1990]

6) It doesn’t matter what he does, he will never amount to anything.- Albert Einstein�s teacher to his father, 1895.

7) Theoretically, television may be feasible, but I consider it an impossibility; a development which we should waste little time dreaming about. – Lee de Forest, 1926, inventor of the cathode ray tube.

8) In 1939, The New York Times said the problem of TV was that people had to glue their eyes to a screen, and that the average American wouldn�t have time for it.

9) I have travelled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won�t last out the year. – Editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall, 1957.

10) We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out. – Decca Recording Company. rejecting the Beatles, 1962.


Reggie was terribly overweight, so his doctor placed him on a strict diet.

‘I want you to eat regularly for two days, then skip a day, and repeat this procedure for two weeks. The next time I see you, you’ll have lost at least five pounds,’ his doctor assured him.

When Reginald returned he shocked his doctor by having lost almost twenty pounds.

‘Why, that’s amazing,’ the doctor said, greatly impressed, ‘You certainly must have followed my instructions.’

Reginald nodded, ‘I’ll tell you what though, I thought I was going to drop dead on the third day.’

‘Why, from hunger?’ asked his doctor.

‘No, from all that skipping.’