Kilbride GAA Lotto
The Draw was held on Saturday night and there was no winner of the €1,950 jackpot. The numbers drawn were 14,17,21 & 27. The five winners of €20 are Patsy McDermott, Suzie Carley, Niall Gibbons, Tom O’Grady and Finola Kennedy. The next draw will be held on Saturday 27th May when the jackpot will be €2,100.
Intermediate Championship: Kilbride 1-12 St Dominics 0-15
Our men’s team earned their first point of the championship when they drew with St Dominic’s in Knockcroghery on Saturday. The match was played on a slippery surface following heavy rain. St Dominic’s started the better but Kilbride soon found their feet and a Mark Feeney goal put the Kilbride men one point ahead after 12 minutes. Kilbride lead at halftime 1-07 to 0-07. St Dominic’s scored three unanswered point to draw level after 46 minutes and both team traded scores in the closing stages and when the full time whistle went the scores were level. 0-15 to 1-12. Team C McDonagh; R Kelly; D McDermott; T Davis; C Moran; J Donnelly; D Gavigan; D Clabby; C Shanagher; C Devaney; H Walsh; M Feeney; T O’Grady; F Tully; K Battles; Subs S Hanly for Moran;
U14 Boys League: 11-13 St Dominics 5-08
Our U14 boys finished their league campaign in Style on Thursday evening when they had a comprehensive win over St Dominic’s in Kilbride. Kilbride were quick out of the blocks building a healthy lead but St Dominic’s came back before the break to leave Kilbride leading by seven points at the break. The Kilbride lads put in an excellent second half to win by 11-13 to 5-08.
They now look forward to the Divsion 2 championship having finished in a healthy fourth place in the league. Team; M Shally; E McLoughlin; K Murray; C Kedian; T Kelly; G O’Hara; B McLoughlin; L Doyle; A Looby; N Shanagher; M Devine; O O’Connor; F Shaughnessy; O O’Beirne; J O’Connor; Subs D Brennan for McLoughlin.
Mixed fortunes for U12 Teams
Kilbride u12’s suffered their first league defeat by the narrowest of margins in Frenchpark on Saturday the 29th of April in the Division two league. This was an excellent game despite very windy conditions. At half time western Gaels led by 7 – 8 and ran out winners by 14 – 13. Brian Keegan had an excellent game between the posts standing in for Sean Allen who was unavailable for selection. In defence Eoin McLoughlin and Dean Mulligan worked tirelessly as did Karl Cummins and Ryan Dowling who had a man of the match performance in the centre of the park. Up front David Brennan excelled. There was no shame in this defeat as it could have went anyway. Team. Brian Keegan Dean Mulligan Noah Kelly Izidro Ribas Eoin McLoughlin Lorcan Rudden Karl Cummins Ryan Dowling David Brennan Joseph O’Connor and Conor Fannon. Subs. Dara Kedian for Lorcan Rudden. Mark Kedian for Joseph O’Connor. Elliot Grealy Sean Cooney Aidan Carroll and Aaron Bracken.
Revenge was sweet when Western Gaels played our U12 Division 6 side who ran out clear winners on a 19 – 7 score line. This was an excellent result with some excellent football played by Kilbride. It would be impossible to nominate a man of the match such was the team effort by all. Elliot Grealy was superb in attack scoring 8 times as did Cian Moran. The defence were superb with Sean Allen between the posts protected by a defence made up of Joshua McCormack Izidro Ribas Aaron Bracken and Aidan Gormely. Conor Fannon and Jack Campbell had the upper hand in the middle as did Sean Cooney Elliot Grealy Cian Moran and Aidan Carroll up front. Well done to all concerned.
The Division 2 U12’s got back to winning ways last Friday in Orchard Park with a comprehensive win against Elphin/Ballinameen on a scoreline of 9 – 3. Again excellent defending was the key to this win with Izidro Ribas having a man of the match performance. Sean Allen was solid in goals as was the defence made up of Izidro Ribas Dean Mulligan Lorcan Rudden and Eoin McLoughlin. The midfield pairing of Karl Cummins and Noah Kelly had the upper hand with Cummins covering every blade of grass on the park. Ryan Dowling was incredible up front with David Brennan Brian Keegan and Joseph O’Connor ably assisting. Conor Fannon, Mark and Dara Kedian entered the fray in the second half and put in good performances.
Well done to all and a big THANK you to all who washed bibs and jerseys.
Senior and U14 Ladies record comprehensive wins
Our Senior ladies had a comprehensive win over Clan na nGael when they travelled to Johnstown on Sunday morning. The game was over as a contest by the half way mark with Kilbride dominating in every position on the field. Kilbride led 4-06 to 0-04. The second half was a case of more of the same and the final score was Kilbride 8-13 to 1-07 . With 5 wins from 5 games the girls have now earned themselves a place in the Division 1 league final and will be trying to retain the shield they won last year. The Final takes place in Oran next Saturday evening at 7.30 p.m. against our neighbours Strokestown so please come out and support this talented bunch of ladies on the day .
Team : Lorraine Connor, Yvonne Creighton , Maire Lohan, Alice Kelly, Rochelle Mullaney, Katie Kelly, Tara Taylor, Eilish Fannon, Siobhan Tully , Niamh Shanagher, Blaithin O Beirne, Sinead Clabby , Fiona Tully. Subs Casey for Blaithin O Beirne , Ciara Taylor for Fiona Tully ,Caoimhe Neary for Sinead clabby, Niamh Tully for Rochelle Mullaney,Amanda Gavigan for Katie Kelly, Jacinta Tully , Lorna Flanagan , Patricia Shally, JenniyFannon. Wishing Blaithin and Jenny speedy recoveries from their injuries
Well done to our U 14 team who got their league campaign off to a great start when they beat Padraig Pearses at home last Wednesday evening . Kilbride 2-08 Pearses 0-03
Panel : Elaine O Grady , Aoife Leonard,Karina Leonard ,Julia Garvey , Saoirse Murray , Etain Kelly , Hazel Carty, Robyn Dowling , Leah Fallon , Clodagh Murray , Ellen O Beirne (0-01), Amy Shanagher ( 0-01), Ashling Cronin,Aisling Shanagher,,Bea O Grady ,Aisling Hanly (2-06) Rachel Glynn, Ellen Tully
Their next game is at home to Tarmonbarry on Wednesday at 7pm.
Hard luck to our U 12 girls who came up again a much physically stronger St.Dominics team on Sunday evening . The girls never gave up and tried their best right up to the final whistle . Even though they did not score they should be proud of their performance considering that they are such a young team . Our captain on the day was Rachel Glynn. Final score St Dominics 2-06 Kilbride 0-00.
Panel Ashling Cronin , Rachel Glynn, Hazel Carty , Katie Mullaney, Katelyn Shally, Aisling Shanagher , Aoibhinn Neary , Carla Griffin , Zita Waldron , Clodagh Murray , Eva Murray Bea O Grady Katie Carlos , Shauna Carty, Zara Doyle ,Maeve O Connor , Sarah Shanagher, Ciara Cronin, Isabelle Lucas, Grace Dowling and Clara Tully .
Next game is fixed for Monday 22nd May at 7 p.m. in Kilbride against St. Michaels.
U 10, U 8 and U 6 girls commenced their training last Monday evening and this will continue every Monday from 7 to 8. There was a great turnout of young players and everyone had a good time . Dont forget gumshields are compulsory and bring a drink !