Pigeon House Lotto Results - 15th January

posted 17 Jan 2018, 13:46 by Kildangan PRO   [ updated 17 Jan 2018, 13:48 ]

Numbers Drawn: 5, 6, 7, 21  

No Jackpot winner.   

Next week's Jackpot: €10,000 

€30 winners 
Jason & Karen Dunne c/o Betty Dunne
John Collins Jnr c/o Charlie Sexton
Yvonne Heffernan c/o Mary Heffernan
Audrey Delahunty c/o Mary T. Hamill
Missy Hughes c/o Mary Heffernan

Please support Kildangan GAA by buying a Lotto ticket from our promoters, Maureen Fitzgerald and Charlie Sexton, as this directly benefits the club.

We also have a direct debit option. For more information on this, contact our club secretary Michael Higgins:

2017 AGM Report

posted 14 Jan 2018, 15:01 by Kildangan PRO   [ updated 14 Jan 2018, 15:11 ]

A large number of club members gathered in the clubhouse at More O'Ferrall Park on Friday, 12th January to reflect on 2017 and discuss plans for the upcoming year across a number of areas. A number of motions and recommendations were debated, and the committee for the upcoming year was elected.

Kildangan stalwart and committee member Charlie Sexton started proceedings by paying respects to club members that passed away during the year, in particular Joe Pender, who had featured on the 1947 team, and concluded with a prayer.

Michael Higgins, club secretary, gave a month-by-month account of 2017, covering everything from the successes of Kildangan and Abbey Rangers juvenile teams to the club's steady finances, on behalf of the outgoing treasurer, John Nealon.

Juvenile chairman, John Reilly, referred to the progress that has been made at all underage levels within the club, and the school programme, which runs over a total of twelve weeks and has contributed to the success of the Cumann na mBunscol teams. John congratulated the successful under 12 team, and spoke of the sportsmanlike approach to defeat by the under 13 team, and the club's representation on the county's Lily Óg panels. He commended the mentors and parents for their support along the way, acknowledinging that none of this progress could have been achieved without their assistance.

Michael then passed over to incoming club chairman, Declan McGrath, concluded by giving a very promising description on his plans for the next twelve months under five headings; Finance, Grounds, Senior Teams, Abbey Rangers and Juvenile. Promotion of the Pigeon House lotto, presentation of the club's image, and the return of the senior team to Junior football were among some of Declan's more prominent points.

Our committee for 2018 is as follows:

Honorary President:
Jim Miller

Life Presidents:
Tom Moran Snr

Executive Committee:
Chairperson: Declan McGrath
Secretary & Registrar: Michael Higgins
Treasurer: Mel O'Dowd
Assistant Treasurer: John Nealon
Public Relations Officer: Andrew Wilson
County Board Delegate: John Miller
Underage Chairperson: John Reilly
Children's Officer: Maureen Fitzgerald

Extended Committee:
John Kilbride
Brendan Abbey
Liam O'Donovan
Robbie Irvin
Fergal Gilbert
Charlie Sexton

Contact details for members of the Executive Committee can be found on our 'About Us' page.

Nollaig Shona Daoibh ó Kildangan GAA

posted 20 Dec 2017, 15:46 by rúnaí Cill Daingin

Kildangan GAA wishes all our members, players, supporters and neighbouring clubs a Happy, Safe and Peaceful Christmas and a prosperous 2018.

Here's hoping 2018 will see silverware return to Kildangan once again. 2017 was a super year for our Juveniles with five county final appearances-three with Abbey Rangers and two as Kildangan. With four wins out of the five it suggests that it won't be very long before Kildangan (and Ballykelly) seniors resume winning ways. 

Our very successful juvenile amalgamation with Ballykelly will continue in 2018 from under 13 up-training will resume early in 2018.

A very special happy Christmas is extended to all our club members abroad at this time of year.

Notice of AGM 2017

posted 20 Dec 2017, 15:33 by rúnaí Cill Daingin

The Annual General Meeting is the single most important meeting of the year in Kildangan GAA. It’s at this meeting that members receive an account of the stewardship of the club for the previous year and where tentative plans for the following year are laid out and discussed. The AGM is also the meeting where Coiste (the executive committee of the club) is elected and where Motions & Resolutions are debated and voted upon.

AGM 2017 - Date: Friday 12th December at 8.00 p.m.

Venue:  Kildangan GAA Club.

Notification: Official Notifications of the meeting were posted to eligible members this coming week. 
If you are a qualifying Full Member and did not receive a notification, please contact An Runai as soon as possible so we can investigate.

Closing Date for Receipt of Nominations and Motions: Friday 5th January.

The AGM is governed by the rules as laid down in the Club Constitution.

Abbey Rangers Juvenile Players Rewarded For Their Efforts

posted 17 Dec 2017, 12:27 by Kildangan PRO   [ updated 17 Dec 2017, 12:37 ]

Abbey Rangers under 14s, under 15s and under 16s took centre stage in Ballykelly last Saturday evening where they received medals for winning competitions at each level in 2017. Kevin Feely, who performed brilliantly for Athy, Kildare and Ireland's international rules team in 2017, was on hand to present members of each team with their medals. Click on the respective pictures to see the recipients.

Under 14 coach, Ballykelly's Trevor Holligan started the proceedings by speaking about the expectations placed on his team. Following both county and national Féile victories, Abbey Rangers were regraded from Féile C to Féile B, but unfortunately exited the competition in its early stages. The team's league fortunes were very different, winning six out of eight games, and this form saw them progress to a final where they defeated Milltown in a game that went right to the wire of extra time.

Fergal Gilbert of Kildangan coached the under 15 and under 16 teams this year, and due to the way the
competitions took place, the under 16s were up next. Drawn against Castledermot, St Edwards and Two Mile House in the championship, the team were up against at times. Nevertheless, this team displayed a never-say-die attitude as they claimed the C Championship shield with a 4-11 to 2-14 win over Carbury.

The under 15s played seven matches in their league, facing the likes of Milltown, Maynooth, Ballymore, Naas and Kill. Despite a couple of heavy defeats, the team still put in a hard graft that saw them take on an unbeaten Ballymore Eustace team in the final, where Rangers ran out 2-12 to 1-11 winners.

Well done to all players and coaches, and best of luck to each team for the 2018 season.

Thank you to Kevin Feely distributing the medals, Ballykelly GFC for hosting the event, all volunteers who helped out on the night and all parents and club members for attending.

Rangers Rock Ballymore in Extra Time Thriller

posted 27 Nov 2017, 14:20 by rúnaí Cill Daingin   [ updated 27 Nov 2017, 14:58 ]

ABBEY RANGERS V BALLYMORE   Under 15 League Final   26th November 2017   at Hawkfield 
Abbey Rangers finished the season making it a clean sweep of titles from under 14 through to under 16 with our under 15 team capturing the Division 4 county title following a titanic battle with Ballymore in a bitterly cold Hawkfield on Sunday 26th November. With Ballymore reaching the final following an unbeaten run and our lads having lost their only game to today’s opposition, this was always going to be a tight one.

With the thermometer struggling to reach 6 degrees and a biting wind blowing across the Hawkfield pitch the referee got the game going. Wing back Sean Culleton opened the scoring with a fine point from distance before Ballymore equalised, midfielder Daniel Gilbert had us back in front soon afterwards with a pointed free. We then had a twenty minute stalemate where both sides created several chances but just couldn’t score. Rather than poor shooting, it was mainly down to the tenacious tackling of both defences that meant that scores were in short supply.

Daniel Gilbert eventually got the scoreboard ticking again with two points scored one either side of a well taken Mikey Delahunt goal and Jack Curran was in hard luck as he almost managed to toe poke another goal following a scramble in the square. Still, Rangerswere in a strong position going in 1-04 to 0-01 up at the break.

Ballymore stormed into the second half with three points in the opening few minutes to reduce the deficit to three. Ballymore then came close to an equalising goal,  a combination of Sean Fitzgerald and John Kelly somehow kept it out. Two more Ballymore points left us just one ahead and it took some superb defending from Russell Grattan, Dara Perry and Sean McDonald to prevent the game from slipping from our grasp.

Eoin Connolly and Daniel Gilbert began to regain control around the middle as we went back on the front foot and attacked Ballymore with some cutting runs through the heart of their defence. But we had goals on our minds when points might have been the simpler option and several chances were missed as the men from the Wicklow border always seemed to be there to block or tackle at the critical moment.  

Jamie Robinson played in Dara Byrne for our first score of the second half with almost 20 minutes on the clock and Mikey Delahunt and Daniel Gilbert raised further white flags as we went four ahead with just minutes to go.

But Ballymore weren’t ready to give up and punished a defensive slip up to score a late goal before kicking an equalising point straight from the kick out. The referee’s whistle sounded full time as Ballymore attacked again and it was greeted with relief by the Kildangan and Ballykelly folk as we had almost had ‘our pockets picked’.

As Extra Time commenced the temperature for those of us shivering on the side-lines seemed to drop even more, however inside the white lines it was blistering! Daniel Gilbert had his opening point cancelled out by a Ballymore free before team captain Mikey Delahunt scored a cracking solo goal to put us ahead again. Eoin Connolly then pointed to put us four up as the first of the two ten minutes periods came to a close.

Following a quick change of ends, Daniel Gilbert and Eoin Connolly put us six ahead as we looked to be running away with it; Ballymore came back once more. Three points in quick succession left just a goal between the sides and John Kelly made his second goal line clearance of the day to maintain our lead. 

As we pushed forward again Rory McGrath almost put Rory Kenna in on goal, but the Ballymore defence intercepted before Daniel Gilbert won it back and kicked the insurance score as we ran out winners on a 2-12 to 1-11 score line.

While our players in the central positions were superb and did what they were expected to do, today’s victory was also built on the performance of the men in the wings and corners.  Cole Grattan and John Kelly played their hearts out in the corner back positions and Cormac Finnegan never put a foot wrong when he went back there. 

Russel Grattan and Sean Culleton were solid in the wing back positions and were also a constant threat going forward. Aaron O’Connor and Ciaran Byrne worked tirelessly from start to finish and Dara Byrne and Stephen White were constantly on the move in the inside corners.
And we won’t forget Cian Murtagh and Thomas Browne who have both had a great year but missed out today through injury, and a special word for Daniel Gilbert who played three quarters of the game with a broken hand.

Overall it was a great team effort and well done to all the panel and to our mentors Fergal, Damien & Trevor.

Match Report Declan McGrath

Abbey Rangers V Ballymore Under 15 Final

Charity Ride Cancelled

posted 24 Nov 2017, 12:45 by Kildangan PRO   [ updated 24 Nov 2017, 12:48 ]

The KCK Charity Ride in aid of Kildangan GAA, which was originally due to take place on Sunday, 26th November 2017, is postponed until further notice due to the effects of the recent weather conditions on the route.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused. Keep an eye here for further updates.

Abbey Rangers 15s Make Final

posted 20 Nov 2017, 14:19 by rúnaí Cill Daingin

While most people's thoughts are turning towards Christmas one game remains to be played in 2017 as Abbey Rangers U15s meet Ballymore Eustace in the Division 4 final on Sunday 26th November. Fixed for Hawkfield, the game will be a real test for the Kildangan and Ballykelly lads as Ballymore were well on top in the group game, scoring 4-13 to Abbey Rangers 0-8.

Having said that Rangers will be no pushover as the showed in the semi-final against Milltown with a comprehensive 6-11 to 1-12 win in a physical encounter. 

During the group stages the team also recorded wins against Round Towers, Moorefield and Maynooth. Please come along and support the team, throw in time will be published as soon as it's available.

KCK Chase for Kildangan GAA

posted 7 Nov 2017, 15:11 by rúnaí Cill Daingin

There will be a KCK Hunt Chase in aid of Kildangan GAA  on Sunday 26th November 2017, starting from Cross Keys, Kildangan at 1.30 pm.

All Jumps are optional and the aim of the day is to have an enjoyable run through the countryside. All ages are welcome from 10 year olds up, refreshments and auction in the Cross Keys following the event. The cap is 25 Euro for adults, 15 Euro for children. Further details from or use the contact form 

Please note that due to landowner restrictions and on Garda advice, quads are strictly forbidden.

Pigeon House Lotto Results October 23rd

posted 24 Oct 2017, 13:44 by rúnaí Cill Daingin

Numbers Drawn: 2, 11, 12, 13  

No Jackpot winner.   

Next week's Jackpot: €8,000 

€30 winners 
Fidelma Dowdall
Sean Bracken
John Miller
Mary Conway
John Keogh

Please support Kildangan GAA by buying a Lotto ticket from any Committee member or promoter.

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