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Abbey Rangers Under 17 Championship Fixtures Announced

posted 11 Oct 2018, 14:09 by Kildangan PRO

The Abbey Rangers under 17 team will compete in the D Championship alongside teams from St. Kevin's, Killard (Kill and Ardclough) and Milltown, with two home fixtures and one away. Further details and results of the games below will be posted on our website and social media in due course.

Round 1 - Saturday, 20th October 2018 - 2.00pm - Stephen O'Rourke Memorial Park, Ballykelly/More O'Ferrall Park, Kildangan

Abbey Rangers v St Kevin's

Round 2 - Saturday, 27th October 2018 - 2.00pm - Kill/Ardclough
Abbey Rangers v Killard

Round 3 - Saturday, 3rd November 2018 - 2.00pm - Stephen O'Rourke Memorial Park, Ballykelly/More O'Ferrall Park, Kildangan
Abbey Rangers v Milltown

Abbey Rangers Under 21 Fixtures Revealed

posted 11 Oct 2018, 13:59 by Kildangan PRO   [ updated 11 Oct 2018, 14:00 ]

Abbey Rangers will take on Ardclough in the quarter final of the Tony Donohoe U21 D Championship. Should Rangers win this game, they will face Suncroft, who have a bye through to the semi-final. The amalgamation of Ballykelly and Kildangan has had reasonable success at this grade in recent years, so the team and mentors will be aiming to keep up the good work.

Details of the time, date and venue will be announced shortly, so keep an eye on our website and social media for more information.

Pigeon House Lotto Results - 8th October

posted 11 Oct 2018, 13:54 by Kildangan PRO

N
umbers Drawn: 6, 14, 17, 19

No Jackpot winner.   

Next week's Jackpot: €1,000 



€30 winners 
Donal Harrington c/o Pat Kelly
P Byrne c/o Pat Kelly

JP & Lynn Kelly c/o Pat Kelly
Marcella Switzer c/o Mary Heffernan
Ciara Merrins c/o Syl Merrins

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: secretary.kildangan.kildare@gaa.ie.

Club Clean Up Tomorrow - Please Spread the Word!

posted 5 Oct 2018, 04:32 by Kildangan PRO

Kildangan GAA are inviting anyone who is willing to lend a hand to come along to More O'Ferrall Park tomorrow (Saturday, 6th October) at 3.00pm to assist us in maintaining our grounds and club house.

Our facilities are used regularly for most of the year, and in order to ensure that the facilities remain presentable for our players and visitors to the village, this is a very worthwhile project to take part in.

Your help would be greatly appreciated, and there are plenty of ways that you can assist us. For more information, contact our chairman Declan McGrath on 086 223 7571.

Pigeon House Lotto - We Have A Winner!

posted 1 Oct 2018, 14:05 by Kildangan PRO

Congratulations to Sean Bracken who has won this week's Pigeon House Lotto Jackpot which stood at €1,600!

The numbers drawn were 7, 13, 19, 21, and Ber Madigan sold the winning ticket.

Our next jackpot starts at €800. Make sure you don't miss out because you've got to be in it to win it!

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: secretary.kildangan.kildare@gaa.ie.

Abbey Rangers Under 15 Fixtures

posted 24 Sep 2018, 15:33 by Kildangan PRO   [ updated 24 Sep 2018, 15:35 ]

The Abbey Rangers under 15 team will compete in Division 3 of the KWETB Football League. Rangers will play four home games and three away. Any changes to fixtures will be sent out by mentors in advance of the games.

Round 1 - Sunday, 14th October 2018 - 10.30am - Carbury

Abbey Rangers v Carbury

Round 2 - Sunday, 21st October 2018 - 10.30am - Stephen O'Rourke Memorial Park, Ballykelly
Abbey Rangers v St Edwards


Round 3 - Sunday, 28th October 2018 - 10.30am - Ballymore Eustace
Abbey Rangers v Ballymore Eustace

Round 4 - Sunday, 4th November 2018 - 10.30am - Stephen O'Rourke Memorial Park, Ballykelly

Abbey Rangers v Milltown

Round 5 - Sunday, 11th November 2018 - 10.30am - Naas 
Abbey Rangers v Naas 

Round 6 - Sunday, 18th November 2018 - 10.30am - Stephen O'Rourke Memorial Park, Ballykelly 
Abbey Rangers v Kilcock

Round 7 - Sunday, 25th November 2018 - 10.30am - Stephen O'Rourke Memorial Park, Ballykelly 
Abbey Rangers v Aylmer Gaels

Pigeon House Lotto Results - 24th September

posted 24 Sep 2018, 14:37 by Kildangan PRO

N
umbers Drawn: 1, 4, 7, 9

No Jackpot winner.   

Next week's Jackpot: €1,600 



€30 winners 
Tom Hayden c/o Mary Heffernan
McCormack Family c/o J McCormack

Jim Happy Philips c/o P Kelly
Mikey Conway c/o M Conway
Marcella Fullam c/o Betty Dunne

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: secretary.kildangan.kildare@gaa.ie.

Seniors Bow Out of Championship at Semi-Final Stage

posted 6 Sep 2018, 13:55 by Kildangan PRO   [ updated 6 Sep 2018, 14:03 ]

The second of the two Reserve C Championship semi-finals took place last Thursday (30th August) at the Manguard Plus Centre of Excellence, Hawkfield with the victor facing off against Clogherinkoe in the final. This game was set to be a showdown between two sides who have built up somewhat of a championship rivalry over the last number of years. Kildangan had defeated Ballymore Eustace the last three times the teams played each other, so it was safe to say that the men from near the Wicklow border weren't going to take this one lying down. Ballymore donned their blue jerseys, while Kildangan wore the maroon of their juvenile amalgamation partners through Abbey Rangers, Ballykelly.

There was a strong start for Ballymore, with Eoin Kavanagh registering the first score of the game thirty seconds in. Kildangan split the posts next with a point from Ryan Moran to level proceedings. However, Kildangan suffered a major setback as a goal from Eoin Lyons slipped through the hands of Kildangan's netminder, Daniel Cawley. Kavanagh struck a point to give the east Kildare men a four point advantage, but a powerful run from Eric O'Hara in the ninth minute ended with a well taken goal.

Unfortunately for Kildangan, Ballymore's full forward Kavanagh was on song once again as he hit the back of net for Ballymore extending the gap back to four. Moran was on the scoresheet again to reduce the deficit to three, before Kildangan's Padraig Casey rattled the back of the Ballymore net to level the game midway through the first half. It was all Ballymore from hereonin, as they added five points without any reply from the west Kildare side; and went in at half time with a 2-7 to 2-2 advantage. Nevertheless, Kildangan had put in a valiant effort when the odds were against them and, if the first round game between the two teams proved anything, this kind of deficit was one that could be clawed back.



The second half started with less than ideal circumstances for Kildangan as Eoin Lyons pointed from a free. Damien Broughall won a breaking ball at the 21, which ended with a point from Kevin Christie. Ballymore continued to dominate from this point on, with another goal from Lyons, followed by points from Eoin Kavanagh, Gerry Fennell, Dean Fisher and Gareth Clarke, giving Ballymore Eustace a 3-13 to 2-3 lead. With the opposition well out of sight at this stage, Kildangan still fought hard enough to score a goal, to end the game on 3-3 to Ballymore's 3-13.

With danger men such as Eoin Kavanagh and Eoin Lyons on such scoring form, it was always going to be a tough challenge for Kildangan. Some hard graft was put in during the first half to stay within touching distance of Ballymore, but this unfortunately fell by the wayside in the second half. While the championship concluded in less than ideal circumstances, the entire campaign, as well as the league, has blooded a number of youngers players. It is definitely promising that a team with such a young base reached a semi-final in essentially its first year together, and with they way they are playing at the moment, they will surely take it that step further in years to come.

Thanks must also go to the management team of Shane Stafford, Declan McGrath, Tom Moran and Colin Christie who put the team through their paces throughout the year, and anyone who volunteered or supported us in any capacity during the year.

Kildangan: Daniel Cawley; Jordan Kaye, Bryan Adams, Arron Behan; Kevin Christie, Paul Connaughton, Eoghan O Fearghail; Luke Barry, Damien Broughall, Stephen Keogh, Eric O'Hara, Robert McGrath; Daniel Gilbert, Padraig Casey, Ryan Moran.
Substitutes: Joey O'Sullivan (for O'Hara, 50 minutes), John Miller (for McGrath, 55 minutes), Dermot Hickey (for Christie, 40 minutes), Richard Morgan (for Kaye, 36 minutes), Michael John Prendergast (for Gilbert, 56 minutes), Andrew Wilson (for Broughall, 57 minutes). 

By Andrew Wilson
Photographs courtesy of our secretary, Michael Higgins.

Seniors in Championship Semi-Final Tomorrow Evening

posted 29 Aug 2018, 12:31 by Kildangan PRO

The Kildangan senior team take on Ballymore Eustace in the semi-final of the Reserve C Championship tomorrow evening.

This is a repeat of the first round of the competition, where the final whistle saw a total of 53 points scored between the two sides, so both team will be aware of the challenge ahead, but still fancy their chances this time around.

Throw-in is at 7.30pm in Hawkfield. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Abbey Rangers U16s Final Group Game on Wednesday

posted 28 Aug 2018, 14:27 by Kildangan PRO

Abbey Rangers U16s play their third and final group match in the 2018 Championship this Wednesday 29th in Kildangan at 7.15pm against Confey.

They are hoping for a win which would guarantee top spot in the group which gives them an automatic place in the semi finals. Previous opponents were Ellistown and Celbridge and both games were good competItive matches for players and spectators alike.

Please come out and support the lads!

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