Congratulations to the Lakelands U16A team, managed by Dave Hegarty and John Reade, who won the U16 John Giles Cup final in Tallaght Stadium today (Sunday September 24th 2017) after extra time and penalties. The €12,000 solid silver trophy was lifted by Adam Buggy, the Lakelands hero goalkeeper, who made 3 saves during the tense penalty shoot-out.
Lakelands were playing the Harolds Cross A team who are currently 9 points ahead of Lakelands in the U16 Premier Division with 3 games in hand. Consequently, Lakelands would have started second favourite. However, that message clearly hadn’t got through to the Lakelands team who started the stronger and finished the stronger.
Harolds Cross may have had a couple of the best and most dangerous players on the pitch, but Lakelands were the better team as all 11 boys on the pitch player together as a unit. Dave and John continued to roll on and off subs to keep the team fresh in both halves and this proved to be a clever tactic.
Having gone a goal up in the first half, Lakelands went behind to two goals from Harolds Cross in the second half. However, they refused to lay down and fought back to equalise and take the game into extra time. Harold’s Cross scored first in extra time through a spot kick but once again, Lakelands scored to equalise. After 100 minutes of football on a really big pitch, Lakelands had given their all and had earned a penalty shootout.
Lakelands took the first penalty and were ahead 3-2 after 5 successful kicks. However, the next 4 kicks were all saved meaning Harolds Cross had to score with their 5th kick to keep the game alive. Adam Buggy made his third save of the shootout to give Lakelands the win and send the players, the management and the supporters into raptures.
In a first for Lakelands, the penalty shoot-out was live-streaming on Facebook by Sandra Taylor and the video can still be viewed on the Lakelands Facebook page.
Well done to our U11D team in the SSG cup final. Unfortunately today wasn’t our day. They did amazing to get to the final and we are all very proud of them 🙂
~ It’s CUP FINAL Weekend ~
U11 SSG Cup Final Sunday Sept 24th
Lakelands v Woodbrook Rovers at AUL Complex, Clonshaugh. Kick Off 1:45pm
Directions: AUL Complex
AUL Complex has 15 pitches! Please arrive early. We’re playing on Pitch 14 👍
U16 John Giles Cup Final Sunday 24th September
Lakelands v Harolds Cross at Tallaght Stadium. Kick off 12:30
Directions: Tallaght Stadium
Let’s all get behind our teams. Your support and team colours at the match would be gratefully appreciated.
Come on Lakelands!!!
As part of our ongoing fundraising efforts, we are participating in the Topaz Cash for Clubs scheme this year. There are significant funds that will be given by Topaz if our members buy petrol / diesel atTopaz garages and earn points for our club.
The video and FAQ links explain more about the scheme and how toregister. Please note that I have already registered our club as ‘Lakelands Football Club’ ID 4277 so you can ignore Step 1.
If you have a ‘Play or Park’ fuel token for Topaz and already buy your fuel there, can you update your token as instructed in the video and FAQ and associate your token with Lakelands Football Club.
If you are not an existing Topaz customer and/or don’t have a ‘Play or Park’ token and you are not particularly loyal to a particular brand of petrol o/ diesel, we would really appreciate if you would consider picking up a token at your local garage and register your token with ‘Lakelands Football Club’ – and buy your petrol / diesel there – until the 13th August, when the scheme ends.
It is difficult for Lakelands Football Club or indeed any small local club to fund raise and we have to rely on our local community to support us so this is a great opportunity to get support from a large organisation like Topaz.
Any questions, just ask !
Fundraising and Events Coordinator
Lakelands Football Clu
At our AGM last night the following committee changes were approved.
New Club Secretary – Michael White
New Fundraising & Events Officer – Sandra Taylor
Facilities Officer – Steve Reynolds
Child Welfare Office – Joanne has stepped down as Child Welfare Officer and this role is being temporarily filled by our Chairman Brendan Kelly until a suitable candidate can be found. So, if you are involved in any legal or child welfare related profession and would like to help out, please contact Brendan at 086-0431383.
Congratulations to Danny Kane, ex-Lakelands player, on receiving his 1st U21 call-up for Ireland.
Way da go Danny
The job of a lifetime is available to you now at Lakelands FC.
The Lakelands Committee has a voluntary vacancy – Child Welfare Officer. We have nearly 550 players in the club from Academy to U18s. We need your help to keep our club running – we cannot operate as a club without having a new volunteer in this role.
Please contact Michael White (Secretary) at: email@example.com
All necessary training will be provided
Thanks to all of you who turned up for our Parents Information Evening. For those of you who missed it, the presentation can be viewed below.
Lakelands FC is committed to ensuring that all necessary steps are
taken to protect and safeguard the welfare of the children and young
people who play with the club, this includes ensuring that all
managers and coaches are Garda Vetted and that safe recruitment
procedures are followed.
The National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012
– 2016 commenced on 29th April 2016 and since that date a statutory
obligation has been placed upon the FAI to ensure that all persons who
undertake ‘relevant work’ with children have been vetted prior to
taking up that role.
It is now a criminal offence for a person acting on behalf of the FAI
or Lakelands FC to work with children in the absence of Garda Vetting.
There is an important email that has been sent this evening to all
managers and coaches to update them on the new process so please read
this information and address any queries to
Chairman and Acting Child Welfare Officer
Little Kickers is a feeder for our Lakelands Academy and a continuous supporter of our Mini World Cup tournament.
Little Kickers run indoor soccer classes for children aged 2 – 4 in Mount Merrion Community Centre on Saturday mornings.
Full details are available at;