The Lucan Sarsfields Under-16 side made it four championship titles in four successive years

Lucan Sarsfields continued their surge up through the ranks as they landed the Under-16 Division 1 championship title in some style ahead of Na Fianna.

The majority of this squad have been together for the last ten years, and it was a well prepared Lucan team last impressed in their last game as juveniles in O’Toole’s.

From the start, Sars knew what they were up against when Na Fianna attacked from the off and notched up the opening score with a point from play.

The Lucan girls took a while to settle with a couple of missed chances before opening their account, Roisin Egan scored a point from play.

This was quickly followed up by a point and a goal from Abby Shiels. Caitlyn Maguire scored the next point and Faye Murphy followed with a goal, leaving the score at half time 2-3 to 0-1.

While corner forward was a new venture for Aiso Aikhionbare, she played a huge part in most of the scores along with Aoife Coffey, Alanna Cassells and Mia Dunne.

A superb performance from the Lucan defence, with the half back line of Aoife Whelan, Ellen Dunphy and Aisling Kavanagh totally dominating their Na Fianna markers, made life easy for the full back line of Ali Dunne, Laura Sharkey and Rebecca Flanagan to keep Na Fianna to just one point at half time. Ellie Larkin was unassailable in goal.

In the second half, Na Fianna again provided the opening score but Lucan asserted themselves again with a third goal scored by Shiels, a sublime point by Aikhionbare in corner forward and points also scored by Cassells, Shiels and Egan.

Credit to Na Fianna as they never gave up and scored 2-3 in the second half but they were always out of reach on a big pitch with testing conditions.

As it was, Dunne led this Lucan group to their fourth championship title in a row, adding to their Under-13, 14 and 15 division 1 championship titles as well as the Dublin Feile championship and semi-final of the national Feile.

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