Kilbride GAA

Kilbride GAA update April 12th

Kilbride GAA
Mens Teams

Our men’s team play St Barry’s on a Sunday in Tarmonbarry at 2pm.

Our Minors played Kilglass/St Barrys on Tuesday and on Saturday they take on Western Gales in Frenchpark at 5pm.

Kilbride Under 12 Division Six team, opened their league campaign on a winning note against Roscommon Gaels on Friday evening in Kilbride. The home side got off to a good start and went in at half time 8 to 4, they played some lovely football and linked up well for scores. Kilbride continued strongly in the second half and ran out winners on a 12 to 6 score line. The team: Sean Allen, Izidro Ribas, Aidan Gormley, Jack Campbell, Cian Moran, Joshua McCormack, Sean Cooney, Conor Fannon, Elliot Greally, Aidan Carroll, Thomas Reilly & Aaron Bracken. All players put in a huge effort but with great performances from Izidro, Cian, Jack and Conor it drove them on.

The Kilbride Under 12 Division Two league team got off to a winning start in a hard fought game against a strong Elphin/Ballinameen side. Kilbride got the better of the earlier exchanges and led by 8 points to 1 at the break. The Kilbride defence excelled with exceptional displays by Izidro Ribas, Dean Mulligan, Lorcan Rudden and Noah Kelly who despite ferocious pressure only conceded one score in the first 25 minutes helped greatly by an injured Eoin McLoughlin who lined out in goals and found a Kilbride player every time. The second half saw Kilbride endure a torrid display by Elphin but ran out winners on a score line of 12 to 5. A balanced display would be the most appropriate word used to describe the Kilbride display. The midfield pairing of Karl Cummins and Ryan Dowling worked exceptionally hard as did the forward line of Jack Campbell, David Brennan, Brian Keegan and Joseph O’Connor. The introduction of Cian Moran, Conor Fannon, Joshua McCormack, Dara Kedian, Sean Cooney and Elliot Grealy who had only 18 hour earlier wore the green with distinction in the division 6 league added fresh legs to close out the encounter. Well done to all u12’s on two successful wins over the weekend.


Congratulations to our Under 16 team who have qualified for the Division 2 Final following an impressive win over Kilmore / Elphin on Sunday in Kilbride . The girls were the hungrier team on the day and put in a brilliant performance to win the game .The final is scheduled to take place on Monday 1st May against either Castlerea or Shannon Gaels . Best of luck to all.
Training will continue as always and every player is requested to put in a big effort to attend training in preparation for the Final.
Panel: Rachel O’Grady, Aoife Leonard, Aine Griffin, Aine Biesty, Alexandra Gigon, Ruby Kenny, Robyn Dowling, Caroline Lapina, Roisin Tully, Shauna Mannion Feely., Mairead Tully , Eleanor walsh , Saoirse Murray, Ellen O’Beirne, Leah Fallon, Julia Garvey, Amy Shanagher, Elaine O’Grady, Emma Gibbons, Aisling Hanly and Sarah McTiernan.

Our Senior ladies had a very comprehensive win over neighbours Strokestown on Sunday morning in Kilbride. We had a slow start but once they got going there was no stopping them. Final score Kilbride 9-8 Strokestown 1-6. Well done everyone !
Team : Lorraine O Connor ,Yvonne Creighton , Maire Lohan , Jennifer Fannon , Rochelle Mullaney , Katie Kelly , Niamh Shanagher , Eilish Fannon , Sinead Clabby , Alice Kelly , Blaithin O beirne , Casey keane , Fiona Tully . Subs Corina Gormley for Blaithin O Beirne ,Ciara Taylor for Katie Kelly, Caoimhe Neary for Casey Keane,Amanda Gavigan for Jennifer Fannon. Aoife Tully , Jacinta Tully , Lorna Flanagan , Patricia Shally , Niamh Tully , Ruth Walsh .

Our Under 12 team travelled to Ballyleague on Sunday evening . Our captain on the day was Sarah Shanagher. Two evenly matched teams served up a nice game of football and all of the panel got some time on the pitch and played some nice football producing some lovely scores . Our next game is against Roscommon Gaels on Tuesday 18th April at 6.30 p.m. in Kilbride and training takes place this Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm .

County representatives

Commiserations to Robyn, Aoife, Ellen , Aisling and the Roscommon U 14 team who were defeated by Sligo. Well done to Niamh and the Co Minors on their victory over the same opposition ,Best of luck to both teams once again next Saturday when they both play Mayo in Ballinlough .

Best of luck to Aine Griffin and the Co U 16 team as they begin their Connacht championship campaigh next Monday against Galway .

Best of luck to Tara , Eilish , Alice , Rochelle , Cathal and the Roscommon intermediate ladies and their management in the National league semi final against Wexford on Easter Sunday in Clane .