Notes and Reports From 2009


  1. 1 Notes and Reports From 2009
    1. 1.1 Kildangan GAA A.G.M 2009:
    2. 1.2 Underage Club Day
    3. 1.3 Under 12 Development Squad News
    4. 1.4 Girls Under 11 Final, Kildangan Nurney 2:06 Leixlip 2:03
    5. 1.5 Ladies Autumn League update.
    6. 1.6 Ned Kemmy Tournament in Ellistown
    7. 1.7 Monasterevin Tournament Saturday 3rd
    8. 1.8 Trip to Croker
    9. 1.9 Condolences
    10. 1.10 Girls Autumn League U13 Kildangan Nurney 3:04, Maynooth 0:03
    11. 1.11 Kildangan Under 6's and 8's
    12. 1.12 Kildangan Field Day 2009
    13. 1.13 Under 10 League
    14. 1.14 Bag Packing
    15. 1.15 Girls Autumn League Fixtures
    16. 1.16 Senior Championship Round Two Kildangan 1-11, Caragh 0-10
    17. 1.17 Senior Championship Round 1, Kildangan 1:08, St Kevins 2:07
    18. 1.18 Kildangan Under 9s Blitz
    19. 1.19 Championship Fixture
    20. 1.20 Under 9's Blitz
    21. 1.21 Kildangans Got Talent
    22. 1.22 Leinster Community Games
    23. 1.23 Tom Cross SFL Round 12, Kildangan 1:09 Rathangan 0:07
    24. 1.24 Cúl Camp 2009
    25. 1.25 Tom Cross SFL Division 4, Kildangan 1-05, Confey 0-10
    26. 1.26 Feile Match Reports
    27. 1.27 Under 12 League Kildangan 1-13, Moorefield 1-07
    28. 1.28 U/14 League Div.6 Kildangan 2-10 Cappagh 3-9
    29. 1.29 Tom Cross SFL Div.4 Kildangan 1-18 Monasterevin 1-6
    30. 1.30 U12 League Kildangan 4-10 Milltown 2-2
    31. 1.31 Under 8 News
    32. 1.32 Under 12 Girls
    33. 1.33 U14 Grange 5-8 Kildangan 3-9
    34. 1.34 Under 11 Shield Final
    35. 1.35 Under 6's and 8's  Blitz.
    36. 1.36 U/12's defeat Grangenolvin Kildangan 7:07, Grange 2:04
    37. 1.37 U14 Div.6 Naas 4-13 Kildangan 4-5
    38. 1.38 Kildangan Nurney Under 12 Girls Through to County Final
    39. 1.39 Golf Classic Winners
    40. 1.40 Under 10 League Update
    41. 1.41 Under 12 Girls Through to Division 2 League Semi-Final
    42. 1.42 Kildangan School Claims Cumann na mBunscol Title for a second year
    43. 1.43 Under 14 League update
    44. 1.44 Tom Cross SFL, Division 4, Round 6, Kildangan 0:11, Athy 1:07
    45. 1.45 Under 12s Continue Winning League Campaign
    46. 1.46 Under 12 League Updates
    47. 1.47 Under 14 Ladies Football League
    48. 1.48 Plant and Cake Sale
    49. 1.49 Underage News
    50. 1.50 Tom Cross SFL Division 4, Round 5, Kildangan 3-06, Leixlip 1-12
    51. 1.51 Kildangan Nurney Ladies Football
    52. 1.52 Under 12s Win County Blitz
    53. 1.53 Tom Cross SFL Division 4, Round 4, Kildangan 2-10, Moorefield 1-03
    54. 1.54 Under 11 Shield Semi-Final-Kildangan 3:09 Round Towers 3:05
    55. 1.55 Kildangan Under 8's
    56. 1.56 Senior Update
    57. 1.57 Feile Shield Final, Kildangan 3:03 Caragh 3:12
    58. 1.58 Under 12 Girls League, Kildangan Nurney 5:05, Kill 1:05
    59. 1.59 Tom Cross SFL Division 4, Round 2, Kildangan 1-11, Johnstownbridge 1-10
    60. 1.60 Under 12s Challenge, Kildangan 1-08, Gracefield 1-08
    61. 1.61 Under 12 Girls League Division 2, Kildangan Nurney 10-10, Leixlip 0-03
    62. 1.62 Under 12 Challenge-Kildangan Nurney 2-06, Athy 1-03
    63. 1.63 Tom Cross SFL Division 4, Round 1
    64. 1.64 Under 14s Defeat Na Fianna
    66. 1.66 Girls Results
    67. 1.67 First Competitive Game in New Ground
    68. 1.68 Kildangan Nurney Ladies
    69. 1.69 Kildangan Under 10s feature in Newbridge
    70. 1.70 Season Begins with defeat to Ellistown.

Kildangan GAA A.G.M 2009:

In welcoming the attendance, chairman John Nealon stated that history was being made as this was the first time Kildangan GAA were able to hold their AGM in their own premises. In his review of the year John stated that events once again conspired to see the club fail to land ultimate Championship honours despite early promise and an excellent league runOn a brighter note, the Under 12's were congratulated on their historic win, pointing to the continued success the club is enjoying at Juvenile level. As Underage numbers continue to grow, he spoke of the need for volunteers to assist with training and games. The numbers attending training during the Spring and Summer was very encouraging and culminated in over 100 children attending the Cul camp in July. All the players were a credit to themselves, their families and their schools and they set the highest standards of commitment and discipline for themselves. John congratulated Kildangan School on their success in the Cumann na mBunscol competitions, thanks in no small part to the efforts of Mrs Quigley in promoting football within the school.
John went on to thank all the managers, trainers and selectors for the enormous amount of time and effort they gave to their respective teams throughout the year
He paid tribute to the people who assisted at Féile, especially the host families who made the visiting teams feel so welcome.
John went on to pay thanks to those retiring from the committee, whose hard work and dedication helped establish the club on solid foundations.

In her treasurers report, Fiona Whelan stated that finances in the club were reasonably healthy, despite the large expenditure involved in preparing the new clubhouse and pitch. Involvement in the Pigeon House Lotto should help cashflow, although the present economic climate has affected income to a large degree.

The following officers were elected.
Honorary President: Jim Miller.
Life Presidents John Casey, Tom Moran, Joe Pender,
Chairman: John Nealon.
Vice-Chairman: Declan McGrath.
Secretary: Maureen Fitzgerald.
Ass-Secretary-Claire Quigley.
Treasurer: Fiona Whelan.
Ass-Treasurer: Norrie Quigley.
PRO: Michael Higgins.
Registar: Fiona Whealan.
Co Board Delegate: John Miller
Committee: Gabriel Murtagh, John Kilbride, Mary Clare OFearghail, Tom Moran, Tom Forde, Richard Holligan, Ann Marie Miller, Seamus Kearns, Willie Joe Heffernan, Richard Morgan.

Underage Club Day

We had our underage club day in the Cush Inn on Sunday 6th December. This has become an annual event and this year the crowd was bigger than ever. Tadgh Fennin was on hand to present medals to all winning teams, to Brandon Foley for Underage player of the year and James Stynes for most improved player of 2009. Following on from the presentation of medals, the kids had a great evenings entertainment at an underage disco.
A presentation of kit bags was made by Bernie Worrell to the underage players, thanks to Worrells Gala for their generosity. Thanks to Tadgh Fennin for coming along and making the presentations and being so patient signing autographs. Thanks are also due to the Cush Inn for sponsoring the food.

Under 12 Development Squad News

Kildangan are well represented with 5 players on the Squad, Dara Gilbert, Dermot Hickey, Robert Hanley, Robert Hewison and Conor Hyland. They have played 3 games to date and are scheduled to play 2 more matches before finishing up for the year.

Girls Under 11 Final, Kildangan Nurney 2:06 Leixlip 2:03

Played in Carbury
This under 11 Division 2 final was a ding dong affair between two very fit and determined teams.Kildangan Nurney started best and aided by a stiff breeze, the midfield pairing of Úna Higgins and Sabrina Kennedy kept a plentiful supply in to the Kildangan Nurney forwards. The first score of the game on eight minutes, a goal by Aine Merrins came as the result of a jinky run down the right wing by Lauren Kelly, who picked out Aine with a pin point pass. Leixlip Keeper Mairead Dolan had no chance with the shot which was hit low and hard to her right. Minutes later another well worked goal by Eilish Lambert put Kildangan Nurney two to the good. Lambert added a point to her tally when an Aine Merrins pass found her in space with just the keeper to beat.

Leixlip opened their account on 15 minutes when number 10  Niamh Rodgers got free from her marker Emily Connaughton to score a magnificent point. Leixlip looked dangerous on the attack, however the Kildangan Nurney backline, anchored by centre back Charolette Scully proved equal to the task, as time after time Leixlip attacks were snuffed out by a dogged defence. Kildangan Nurney added another point through Lauren Kelly, Leixlip replied with a  point from a free by midfielder Saoirse Sunderland, leaving the half time score 2 goals and 2 points to 2 points in favour of the southerners.

On the resumption Leixlip were on fire, the spark a goal by Saoirse Sunderland. When Leixlip scored a second goal to draw level, Kildangan Nurney looked to be in trouble. Both sides were doing their best to gain an advantage, the football fast, furious, end to end stuff. The next score would be critical and with Leixlip applying the pressure, it looked to be just a matter of time before Kildangan Nurney would succumb.

The Kildangan Nurney backline of Emily Cains, Norah Jane Prendergast and Orla O’Donovan were playing like girls possessed, Charlotte Scully also to the fore in keeping the game alive. The score when it did come was as a result of an interception by Charlotte, who soloed down the wing, before giving the pass to Katie Nealon, who drew a foul from the Leixlip defence. Lauren Kelly made no mistake from the free and Kildangan Nurney were once more in front. This was just the tonic they needed, from the resultant kick out Sabrina Kennedy won the ball, beat a couple of Leixlip defenders and looked to have the match sealed when she hit a terrific shot at goal from point blank range, only for Leixlip goalkeeper Mairead Dolan to bring off the save of the match. Kildangan Nurney moved up a gear, adding points from Lauren Kelly and Eilish Lambert to secure a three point win.


Kildangan Nurneys character told in the end as they took some vital scores to end Leixlips second half surge. Both teams played their hearts out and deserve full credit for a game played in a very sporting manner. Leixlip in defeat gave much to an exciting final with star performers full back Ciara Ferris, and midfielder Anne Fitmaurice. Special mention goes to Leixlip goalie Mairead Dolan who saved their bacon on a number of occasions,

Perhaps its unfair to single out individuals in what was very much a team performance, however for Kildangan Nurney, midfielders Sabrina Kennedy and Úna Higgins were to the fore, with Lauren Kelly the perennial thorn in the side of the Leixlip defence. The Kildangan Nurney defenders as a unit were excellent, especially when the pressure came on in the second half.

Kildangan Nurney: Jackie Berns, Nora Jane Prendergast, Emily Cains, Orla O’Donovan, Emily Connaughton, Charlotte Scully, Chelsea Doyle, Úna Higgins, Sabrina Kennedy, Aine Merrins, Lauren Kelly, Shauna Bond, Katie Nealon, Eilish Lambert, Gemma Merrins. Subs Sarah Walsh, Chloe Carroll.

Referee Emma McCartney.

Ladies Autumn League update.

The Ladies underage autumn leagues are drawing to a close and two Kildangan Nurney teams are in with a chance of making the playoffs. In Division one, after 4 games Kildangan Nurney under 13s have three wins, and one defeat to St Laurence’s. The remaining fixtures are against Cappagh, Sarsfields and Balyna and one win out of the three should secure a semi-final spot. This would be a massive achievement for the Club considering the age profile of the team, most of whom are eligible to play Under 13 again next year. The next game will be against Balyna in Johnstownbridge Friday evening.

Meanwhile in Under 11 Division two, the girls have maintained their 100% record with a fine win against Leixlip on Saturday. The final game of the league, away to Eadestown this Saturday promises to be a thriller, as Eadestown would be one of the forces in Ladies Football in Kildare. Win or lose, the girls are through to the Under 11 semi-final, for the third year running.

Ned Kemmy Tournament in Ellistown

    Despite being short a number of regulars the Under 11’s put in a strong performance against Ellistown on Sunday afternoon. The home team hit a couple of early goals despite the best efforts of Michael John Prendergast between the posts.  Good defending by Daniel Cawley, Charlotte Carroll and Robert McGrath helped Kildangan back into the game but Ellistown pulled clear on the resumption with some well taken scores.
Apart from those mentioned, Luke Barry, Jamie Kearns, Lauren Kelly and Gavin Coakley were Kildangans’ best

Monasterevin Tournament Saturday 3rd

  Kildangan had three teams competing in the Glanbia Tournament on Saturday the 3rd. This was a very sporting tournament and all the players received drinks, crisps and were presented with medals from Monasterevan. We appreciate their generosity and thank them for the invitation to take part in the tournament.Under 12's

Monastervevan 3-15 Kildangan 1-11

Kildangan started well in this game and the first half was a ding dong battle with the sides level on number of occasions. There was some great scores from both sides including the accurate free taking of Robert Hanley, a well worked point off the boot of Luke Barry and some of long range points from Conor Hyland. Ryan Moran was unlucky not to have a goal when brought down in front of net just as he was about to pull the trigger, but he duly slotted his free over the bar. The half time whistle came at the wrong time for Kildangan as they were 2 points up and dominant in most positions.

It was Monasterevan who having made a few positional changes started the brightest and threw everything at Kildangan. The Kildangan defense weathered the storm for the first 10 minutes but quick ball into the full forward line eventually reaped the rewards with two well taken goals. Ryan Moran started a great move on the wing when he fought hard to win a ball that eventually ended up in the hands of Robert Hanley and he fired a powerful shot right at the goalie that appeared to be saved but the umpire was quick to raise the green flag as the goalie has stepped behind the line. Kildangan never gave up and had a couple more goals chances saved but it was not to be their day as the Monasterevan defense and goalie stood their ground. Kildangan’s last score involved some great passing from the back line of Dermot Hickey to Caoimhe O’Fearghail into Conor Hyland who took a one two with Stephen Keogh before finishing with a shot over the bar. Dara Gilbert, Jamie Kearns, Chantelle Carroll and Conor Mullholland did well for Kildangan while Kevin Mulpeter, Ryan Bannon and Padraig Nash excelled for the Barrowsiders.

Under 10’s

Kildangan Under 10’s put in a great display against a physically stronger Monasterevin team.  Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to beat the home team who just had too much fire power up front for our lads.
Michael John Prendergast made some great saves in the Kildangan goal while Daniel Cawley, Andrew Nolan, Jack Kenna and Aoibheann Scully had fine games in defence.  The mid-field pairing of Steven Keogh and Lauren Kelly gave as good as they got while up front Eoin Murphy,  Shauna Bond and Laura McGrath tried hardest.
Special mention must go to Lara Gilbert who was outstanding throughout, giving a real gutsy display at wing back, showing great determination and skill.

Under 6’s

The Under 6’s played out a thrilling ‘draw’ against Monasterevin. Sean Fitzgerald was hero of the day scoring a bag full of goals and he was ably assisted by Cian O’Dowd, Holly Kenna, Sophie Carroll and Mark O’Donovan up front.  Faith Delaney, Cian Murtagh, Nessa O’Fearghaill and Thomas Browne had great spells at mid field and drove Kildangan forward at every opportunity.  In defence Rory McGrath, Cian O’Reilly, Oisin and Joe Cawley fought bravely to keep the Monasterevin attack out.

Overall it was a most enjoyable game (especially for the spectators!) and all players were delighted to get their medal and goodies afterwards.

Trip to Croker

    Sunday last was TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Final Day with Cork and Dublin serving up a wonderful display of football in the Senior game.  Over forty girls from Kildangan and Nurney underage made the trip to Croke Park, and had a very enjoyable day out. On the way up the girls enjoyed a healthy packed lunch, courtesy of Bradburys Athy. The game was an exciting affair, the Brendan Martin cup eventually making its way back to the Lee. The girls, meanwhile, made their way back to McDonalds, for some sustenance prior to the journey home.


Condolences are extended to John Kilbride and the Kilbride family on the recent death of Johns father Patrick.

Girls Autumn League U13 Kildangan Nurney 3:04, Maynooth 0:03

    With three wins from three, Kildangan Nurney have maintained their 100% record in Division 1 of the autumn League

Kildangan Under 6's and 8's

    Kildangan Under 6’s and 8’s played in a GO Games blitz in Milltown on Saturday, Over 30 children from Kildangan took part and gave a good account of themselves in all the games.

Kildangan Field Day 2009

    Kildangan GAA Field Day 2009 was a roaring success with a huge crowd participating in the many events held in Kildangan GAA. The wonderful weather evoked memories of summers past, with glorious sunshine helping the mood and keeping people in the field long after going home time.There were loads of fun events on the day for children of all ages, including wellie throwing, egg throwing, underage football and a cake and bottle stall. Among the other attractions, pride of place went to Richard Morgan and his Gerbils-always very popular with the children. The penalty shoot out was very competitive and ended in a sudden death shoot out between Robert McGrath and Lauren Kelly, Robert eventually winning.
The underage games were skilled and fast, despite the warm weather all the teams put on a great display of football for the spectators. This year we had teams from under 6 all the way up to under 14s.
Another very popular item was the face painting, some of the designs showed wonderful imagination and no mean skill.

The field day served two purposes, as well as bringing everyone together in a celebration of the underage section in Kildangan GAA, the day raised much needed funds which will go towards the running of the football club. The event could not have taken place without the help of many volunteers both within the club and the wider community. A special word of thanks to Sean Whelan who organised a plant sale for the day and Martin Higgins who supplied tables for the stalls. Also, many thanks to Kildare footballers Donna Berry and Ann Hughes for handing out the medals

Under 10 League

    Our Under 10’s completed their League programme at Castlemitchell on Thursday evening last where we lost out to a much physically stronger home team.Kildangan struggled with the strength of their opponents in the first half and went in eight points down at the break. The scoreline would have been much worse were it not for the efforts of Kildangan centre back Andrew Nolan who put in a fearless performance in the first half.

Kildangan gritted their teeth at half time and put in one of their best performances of the the year in the second half. Daniel Cawley was outstanding at full back and he was well assisted by Jack Kenna, Aoibheann Scully and Niamh Doran in holding Castlemitchell to just a single score in the second half. Stephen Keogh and Lauren Kelly gave their best at midfield while up front, Eoin Murphy and Robert McGrath tried hardest.

Well done to the 10’s on their year’s efforts. They gave a great account of themselves for such a young team.

Bag Packing

    Thanks go to all the people who helped make the bag packing day a success, the Dunnes Stores customers who contributed so generously, and Dunnes Stores Newbridge who facilitated the fundraiser.

Girls Autumn League Fixtures

Kildangan Nurney will field teams at U11, U13 and U15 in the fortcoming autumn leagues. Under 11s will play in division 2, U13 in division 1 and U15 in Division 3.

Senior Championship Round Two Kildangan 1-11, Caragh 0-10

    Kildangan Senior team qualified for the quarter finals of the championship after a battling display against Caragh Tuesday evening in Athgarvan. Final score Kildangan 1-11, Caragh 0-10

Senior Championship Round 1, Kildangan 1:08, St Kevins 2:07

    After a great league run in Division 4, Kildangan will have been disappointed to lose this game to St Kevins.Kildangan got a dream start thanks to some wonderful point taking by Andrew Casey and Johnny Murray and were three points ahead before St Kevins got on the scoreboard on 12 minutes.  A great catch by midfielder Pauric Casey, followed by a beauty of a pass to the unmarked Liam McCormack resulted in another Kildangan score, Kevins by this time had added three more points, one from a 45.
Following another Kevins score the half finished level following an Andrew Casey free for a foul on Stephen Quigley.
The second half started with St Kevins pointing after two minutes, Andrew Casey following suit for Kildangan a minute later. The stalemate was broken minutes later when the St Kevins full forward found himself clear in front of goal, he made no mistake in burying the ball in the back of the Kildangan net.
The St Kevins ploy of launching the ball high into the Kildangan danger area paid dividends again when the ball ended up in the Kildangan net a second time, leaving the score Kildangan 0:06, St Kevins 2:07 with 15 minutes remaining.
Kildangan launched a comeback in the final minutes, instigated by a cracker of a goal from Andrew Casey, followed by a brace of points by Casey and Stephen Quigley, however it was too little too late, and St Kevins ran out deserving winners by a two point margin 2:07 to Kildangans 1:08.

Kildangan Under 9s Blitz

    Kildangan Under 9s played Grange and Rheban in a GO games blitz on Saturday

Championship Fixture

    Following a great league run, Kildangan Seniors take the field in the First Round of the championship, playing St Kevins. The match is scheduled to take place Tuesday 18th Aug, at 7.00 pm in Sarsfields

Under 9's Blitz

    Kildangan Under 9's played in a blitz in Grange on Saturday, the first of three Saturday Blitzes.18 Players traveled to Grange to take part in a number of GO games against Grange and Rheban. Great fun was had by all. This is the first of a series of GO games, next week Grange and Rheban will travel to Kildangan for the second round.

Kildangans Got Talent

    Kildangan Under 12's showed what a talented bunch the are by winning the Division 3 Final on a scoreline of Kildangan 5:07, Ballymore Eustace 2:07
Ballymore won the toss and decided to play with the wind and had the better of the opening exchanges forcing Kildangan into defending deep to soak up the pressure. Caoimhe O Fearghail mopped up a lot of  breaking ball in the Kildangan defence however it was Ballymore who took the lead with a Shane Barrett point. Once Kildangan settled they were always lively and when Conor Hyland blasted a goal to the roof of the Ballymore net from point blank range on 5mins it was game on. With Patrick Murphy having a good game in the Ballymore defence scores were at a premium but Kildangan struck for another and what proved to be decisive goal on 15mins when Robert Hanley blasted home. This gave Kildangan a three point cushion at halftime on a scoreline of 2-3 to 0-6 after playing against a  strong breeze.

A long range point on the restart from Conor Hyland settled Kildangan. Kildangan were on the front foot now but to their credit Ballymore kept plugging away led by Niall O Neill and David McAtamney. Ryan Moran scored a neat point to edge Kildangan further ahead followed by another from Robert Hewison. Ballymore pulled a goal back to keep the game on a knife edge but two killer Jamie Kearns goals for Kildangan and another from Robert Hanley ensured the cup was coming Barrowside for 2009. Ballymore showed great spirit in the closing stages and played as if there lives depended on it but they were now reduced to going for goals to get back in the game but they found Darragh Gilbert in fine form in the Kildangan goals.

The final whistle sounded soon after to celebrations from young and old. It was especially satisfying for the coaching staff who saw these young players come from six year olds to our first ever U12 county champions. Spare a thought for Ballymore who lost the U12 final for a second year running but can be proud of their display on the day.                                          

Outstanding on the day for Kildangan were Dermot Hickey, Caoimhe O Fearghail, Conor Mulholland and Chantelle Carroll in defence, Robert Hanley, Ryan Moran, Eoin Hyland and  Jamie Kearns up front and special mention must go to Conor Hyland who played a leaders role by playing almost the entire match with what was subsequently discovered to be a broken finger.

Kildangan: Dara Gilbert, Chantelle Carroll, Dermot Hickey, Jordan Kaye, Caoimhe O Fearghail, Conor Mulholland, Michael Howard, Conor Hyland 1-2, Robert Hewison 0-1, Ryan Moran 0-3, Robert Hanley 2-1, Luke Barry, Eoin Hyland, Josh Francis, Jamie Kearns 2-0. Subs: Dean Sexton, Stephen Keogh

Ballymore: C Halpin Graham, T Dooley, J Burke Hayes, E Stewart Byrne, N Murphy, P Murphy, N O Neill, D McAtamney, P Thompson, R Fennell, S Barrett, M Daly, H Murphy, M Daly. Subs: Z Kinsella, J Lawler, R Doyle, S Davis, A Deegan, M Barrett, J Hayden, S Kearns.

Leinster Community Games

    Well done to the Monasterevin team who won the Leinster Final in Girls Football, and particularly the five Kildangan Girls who featured on the panel.Congratulations to Charlotte Scully, Lauren Kelly, Orla O Donovan, Shauna Bond and Chloe Carroll. Also, well done to their coach Patsy Kelly.
They now go on to an All Ireland semi final in August

Tom Cross SFL Round 12, Kildangan 1:09 Rathangan 0:07

    Kildangan came out tops in a close and exciting encounter against Rathangan in the penultimate round of the Tom Cross SFL League Monday NightRathangan started the Brightest and were it not for some woeful shooting would have been out of site by half time. Liam McCormack opened the Kildangan scoring after ten minutes with a well taken point, quickly followed by an Andrew Casey effort to leave Kildangan 2 ahead of still scoreless Rathangan.
Kildangan centre forward Stephen Quigley provided a great service to the full forward line of Andrew Casey, Liam McCormack and full forward Tom Moran. Half time score Kildangan 1:03, Rathangan 0:04, the goal thanks to Stephen Quigley.

The second half saw more of the same from Kildangan, Andrew Casey and Stephen Quigley continuing to dominate proceedings, aided by a masterful midfield display by Pauric Casey and Des Murphy. One Rathangan effort did bring out the best in goalkeeper Martin Hamilton, however the Kildangan back line tightened up considerably in the second half, Tom Foxe in particular giving a man of the match performance.
With minutes remaining, Rathangan were award a penalty which they were content to kick over the bar to leave the full time score Kildangan 1:09 Rathangan 0:07
Kildangan Scorers, Andrew Casey 0:04, Stephen Quigley 1:04, Liam McCormack 0:01.
Final League Game V Round Towers in St Brigids Park Monday 10th August @ 7:30pm

Cúl Camp 2009

    Last week Kildangan GAA Hosted our first ever GAA Cul Camp. Our expectations were well exceeded with a total of 98 children taking part which was a huge number to achieve in our first attempt. As well as our own children, we also had participants from Nurney and Moorefield.The week got off to a bad start on Monday morning as the rain came pouring down and the weather forecast for the week ahead told us to expect more of the same.  As usual, the kids didn’t seem too bothered while the parents were the one’s doing the worrying.  The weather took up well on Monday afternoon and continued for the remainder of the week which certainly made life much easier for everybody involved.
Head Coach at the Camp for the week was former Kildare footballer, Tadhg Fennin who was assisted by a total of five coaches.  The participants were split into five groups and took part in a variety of fun games, drills and matches over the course of the week which culminated with the presentation of Certificates and medals on Friday afternoon.  Friday also saw a visit from Kildare footballers Michael Conway and Willie Heffernan who came in and spent time talking to each Group and patiently signing autographs.

A prize of a football was presented to one player from each Group who was considered by their Coach to be the most improved, most attentive and best behaved during the course of the week.  The winners were: Group 1- Cian Murtagh, Group 2 - Katelyn Kaye, Group 3 – Colm Lynch, Group 4 – Gavin Coakley and Group 5 – Daragh Gilbert.  Well done to them all.

Many thanks to the parents who came down to supervise the lunch breaks and to Tom Moran who kept the Clubhouse in great order during the week.  Also, well done to the children who took part with everone well behaved and thoroughly enjoying themselves.  The Camp was a great success and we will certainly be applying to host it again next year.

Tom Cross SFL Division 4, Kildangan 1-05, Confey 0-10

    Kildangan suffered their first home defeat in the Tom Cross league, when losing by two points to Confey Monday evening. Played in terrible conditions on a waterlogged pitch, Kildangan never really got going. Good defensive work by John Miller, David Lawlor and Eric O'Hara kept the score to manageable proportions.

Feile Match Reports

Kildangan commenced our Féile campaign against Cavan Champions, Killygarry on Friday afternoon. Kildangan V Killygarry; (3rd July 09)

Kildangan started well with a Brandon Foley point but the visitors replied with some well taken points and two goals in quick succession to leave them well ahead at half time despite the best efforts of Kildangan defenders James Stynes and Daniel Howard.

Kildangan, who seemed to be in awe of their opponents in the first half, started to find their rhythm in the second period. A goal and a point from Barry Leavy and further points by Conor Hyland and Brandon Foley brought Kildangan back into the game but Killygarry struck late goals and went on to win on a scoreline of 5.8 to 1.4.

Although Kildangan did not do themselves justice in the first half, this was a very credible performance particularly as their opponents are playing at a much higher level in their own county and indeed finished Féile divison champions. Jack Hickey, Edward Bond and Phillip Ryan were some of Kildangan’s best on the evening.

Kildangan v’s Naas (4th July ’09)

We all woke up to Independence Day and feared a washout as the dark sky above threatened to dominate the days events. Following defeat to Killygarry the previous evening, Kildangan were determined to get their Féile dream up and running when they took on Naas in their first game. Not even the driving rain could dampen the fire within the Kildangan lads as they took the field knowing that it was going to take a huge effort to overcome a Naas team that had beaten them in a recent League encounter.

Kildangan got off to a flyer with points from Barry Leavy and Brandon Foley and a well taken goal from the boot of Conor Hyland. With the Naas lads unable to match the determination of the home team, who were putting in a tremendous effort, the half time score read Kildangan 1.4 Naas 0.1.

On the restart, Naas came out with renewed enthusiasm and held Kildangan to just two second half points from Conor Hyland and Brandon Foley. With the clock ticking into the final minutes Kildangan took the foot off the pedal and their opponents seized the opportunity to rattle the Kildangan net, not once, but twice to leave it 1.6 to 2.1 in favour of the home side. Fortunately the final whistle came to signal a well deserved Kildangan victory.

In what was a great team effort, it’s hard to single out any individuals but Jordan Moorehouse, James Stynes, Michael Howard, Michael Dunne and Robert Hewison had particularly fine games.

Kildangan v’s Na Fianna (4th July ’09)

Buoyed by their earlier victory over Naas, Kildangan confidantly took the field to play Na Fianna in their remaining Group game. On the other hand, Na Fianna were still suffering the after effects of a drubbing from Killygarry earlier in the morning.

Kildangan took full advantage of their opponents ‘hangover’ and raced into an early lead with goals from Barry Leavy, Robert Hewison and Conor Hyland. The Kildangan defence of Phillip and Tadhg Ryan, Andreas Heffernan and co. held the visitors to a single point in the first half with the half time score reading 3.1 to 0.1.

After the half time team talk both teams came out with all guns blazing but again it was Kildangan who were changing the scoreboard with points from Dermot Hickey and Brandon Foley.  Barry Leavy was playing a captains role driving his team forward and shook the Na Fianna net for the second time. A second goal for Conor Hyland was followed by another from Robert Hanley while the Na Fianna lads scored two well taken points to leave the final score 6.3 to 0.3 in favour of Kildangan. Daniel Howard and goalkeeper Daragh Gilbert were just two of Kildangan’s top performers in this one.

Killygarry went on to defeat Naas in their remaining game which meant that they went through to the semi-final having won all their games. Having beaten both Na Fianna and Naas, Kildangan finished as Group runners up and best of the Kildare teams. 


Jack Hickey qualified from the Group to represent Kildangan in the Skills semi-final at St. Laurences. Jack was fastest and most accurate in the various skills routine in Kildangan and went through ahead of competitors from Na Fianna, Killygarry and Naas.

Jack had plenty of support from his home club to cheer him on at St. Laurences but he was unfortunate to finish second in a group of competitors from Athgarvan, Raheens and Caragh. An error by the Judges by omitting a ball from one of the stations meant that Jack had to restart his routine which no doubt unsettled him. Nevertheless, Jack finished with the fastest time but was pipped by the player from Caragh.

Under 12 League Kildangan 1-13, Moorefield 1-07

    Destiny beckons as Kildangan secured an automatic spot in the County Final with a workmanlike win over Moorefield on Tuesday 30th June and in doing so extended their unbeaten run to six games in this competition. Kildangan finished top of the table and can now look forward to day out in St. Conleth's.Although short on numbers with just the bare 15 fielded Kildangan dug deep to grind out a well deserved victory with some of the youngest members on the team coming to the fore. The Kildangan defense held strong throughout with Dermot Hickey commanding the square and Conor Mullholland  mopping up loose ball from the no. 6 position.

The midfield pairing of Robert Hanley, who was deadly accurate from frees and Conor Hyland's high fielding and long range scoring including an 45 that dropped into the back of the Moorefield net helped keep their opponents on the back foot. Up front Ryan Moran and Josh Francis kept the backs busy with some well worked scores. Others to play well were Jordan Kaye, Jamie Kearns, Dean Sexton, Eoin Hyland, Stephen Keogh, Luke Barry and net minder Darragh Gilbert.  

U/14 League Div.6 Kildangan 2-10 Cappagh 3-9

    In Kildangans last league game of the season they lost out in the cruellest way when a goal from Cappagh 2 mins into injury time robbed them of what would have been a great win. Kildangan started slowly and were two points down before Conor Hyland open the Kildangan account. Despite playing well Kildangan were hit with a goal after 10 mins as Cappagh looked to pull clear,  however two Brandon Foley points from play kept Kildangan in touch. Approaching half-time Cappagh were leading by four points when a great move involving Conor Hyland and Michael Dunne finished with Dunne blasting home a goal to leave the minimum between the teams at half-time.

Robert Hanley brought Kildangan level just after the restart, then Kildangan were hit with a goal almost straight away to maintain Cappaghs lead. Both sides swapped scores over the next 10 mins, however entering the closing stages Kildangan were four points down with a mountain to climb. A blistering last 10 mins by Kildangan saw them add two points by Hanley and a goal from the penalty spot by Hyland to put them a point up deep in injury time. In their last attack Cappagh hit Kildangan with a sucker punch goal to take home the points. 

Kildangan scorers Conor Hyland 1-2, Robert Hanley 0-4, Michael Dunne 1-0, Brandon Foley 0-2, Barry Leavy 0-1.

Tom Cross SFL Div.4 Kildangan 1-18 Monasterevin 1-6

    Kildangan turned in one of their best displays of the season to defeat near neighbours Monasterevin in Kildangan in glorious conditions on Monday last.With both teams short a number of regulars it was Kildangan who settled first with an Andrew Casey point. With Padraig Casey and Dessie Murphy taking control of things in the middle of the field there was a plentiful supply of ball going into the Kildangan full-forward line where Andrew Casey and Johnny Murray were causing the Monasterevin defence lots of problems.

Points by Andrew Casey 0-5, Stephen Quigley 0-4 and Johnny Murray 0-2 left Kildangan ahead 0-11 to 1-4 at the break, the Monasterevin goal coming from Wayne Carter from the penalty spot.


An excellent goal by Johnny Murray goal after the re-start put clear daylight between the teams and Kildangan tightened their grip on the game with Tom Foxe excelling in the half-back line. Points from Padraig Casey 0-2,  Stephen Quigley 0-4 and Colin Christie 0-1 completed the Kildangan scoring with Monasterevin reliant on Carter for scores from placed balls. Final score Kildangan 1-18 Monasterevin 1-6.

Best for Kildangan were David Lawler, Tom Foxe, Padraig Casey, Steven Quigley, Johnny Murray and Andrew Casey.

U12 League Kildangan 4-10 Milltown 2-2

With an unbeaten run of 5 games in this competition, the Kildangan U/12 team remain at the top of the table with a very impressive performance against a strong Milltown team.This team has really come together with each game and were firing on all cylinders from the throw in and quickly went clear with some well taken points and a great goal from Jamie Kearns, who got on the end of a rebound and neatly put it away to give Kildangan a considerable lead at half time.

As expected Milltown threw everything at Kildangan in the 2nd half as they tried to narrow gap and although they broke through the home defence to score 2 goals Kildangan responded to put 3 more in the net along with some well worked points from the back line to win with something in hand. Scorers David Foxe 2-0, Robert Hanley 1-3, Conor Hyland 0-3, Jamie Kearns 1-0, Ryan Moran 0-2, Caoimhe O’Fearghail 0-1 and Josh Francis 0-1.  Kildangan last game is away to Moorefield on Tuesday 30th June. 

Under 8 News

Kildangan under 8’s traveled to Kilcullen Saturday morning to take part in a number of Games against the Home club. On a perfect morning for football, both Clubs fielded two evenly matched teams, with both games ending in draws.

Team A went ahead early on but had to fight hard to hold for a draw at the end.  They had some great performers in Katelyn Kaye, who scored a cracker of a goal, Jack Kenna, Joey O’Sullivan and Eoghain O Fearghail.

The players on Team B gave their best performance of the year with some great performances throughout the field most notably Ben Keogh, Cathal McKiernan, Lorcan Hyland and Ryan Francis.

Under 12 Girls

Well done to Kildangan Nurney Under 12 Girls who prevailed over Kill in the division 2 final.It couldn't have been closer, Kildangan Nurney winning the final by a solitary point.

U14 Grange 5-8 Kildangan 3-9

The boys put in a gutsy away performance to Grange on Wed last when they came up just short in the finish on a scoreline that doesn’t do justice to how close the game was.Playing with the wind in the 1st half Kildangan were slow to settle. A goal by Conor Hyland put Kildangan ahead at the break by a single point 1-6 to 1-5.

It was going to be backs to the wall for the second half. Kildangan got a great start when Robert Hanly hit the net in the opening minute. Kildangan held this lead for almost all the second half until Grange got a fortunate goal when a shot meant for a point dipped under the crossbar. Kildangan didn’t fade and driven on by Daniel Howard in the half backs they came forward and cut the gap to 2 points with a Barry Leavy goal. Grange had the final say with a goal on the break to seal the win in the final minute.

Scorers for Kildangan were Robert Hanly 1-3, Barry Leavy 1-2, Conor Hyland 1-1, Michael Dunne 0-1, Jack Hickey 0-1.

Under 11 Shield Final

Kildangan Under 11’s traveled to Round Towers on Saturday afternoon to take on Rathangan in the Division 2 Shield Final. A very competitive first half saw Kildangan go in front thanks to some well taken points by Jamie Kearns, Robert Hanley and Ryan Moran. Rathangan fought back with three goals in succession to knock the stuffing out of Kildangan and leave them 4.2 to 1.5 up at half time.Rathangan tried to kill the game off early in the second half but found Daniel Cawley performing heroics between the posts for Kildangan. Great defending by Orla O’Donovan and Luke Barry, along with tireless work by the outstanding Josh Francis, prompted Kildangan into action. A Kildangan goal followed by two well taken frees from Robert Hanley brought Kildangan to within a goal of their opponents but Rathangan found the net again late on and went on to win on a scoreline of 5.8 to 2.9.

This was a very courageous and spirited performance by a Kildangan team who did so well to get to the final following their promotion from Division 3 last year.

Under 6's and 8's  Blitz.

The youngest of our Club stars took to the field on Saturday morning to take on Nurney in a number of Go-Game Blitz matches. With just about 80 children playing in a total of four games at the same time, it was certainly a busy place for the hour.Both of the Under 6 games proved to be highly entertaining with lots of our players showing great promise.

In the first game Sean Fitzgerald and Sophie Carroll lead the charge for Kildangan with great performances. In the second game Cormac Finnegan and Cian Murtagh had a good first half getting some great scores. Rory McGrath had a great second half even though some of his tackling was more akin to Rugby. Star of the day was undoubtedly Faith Delaney who finished the game with an incredible 9 goals! Certainly one for the future.

The 8’s played some great stuff with Rory Kenna, Matthew Mulvihill, Ben Keogh and Conor O’Neill just some of the many players to feature.

U/12's defeat Grangenolvin Kildangan 7:07, Grange 2:04

    The U/12 team travelled to Grange last Tuesday 9th June and continued their winning ways with a very impressive win.Kildangan led at halftime on a scoreline of 3-6 to 2-2 and on resumption quickly added scores to pull clear and finish well on top. The Kildangan defense proved a hard nut to crack as they kept their opponents to just 2 points in the 2nd half. There next game is at home to Milltown on Tuesday 23rd June at 7pm.

U14 Div.6 Naas 4-13 Kildangan 4-5

Kildangan came into this game in good form after three wins but came up against a very strong Naas side.Kildangan played with the wind in the opening half but found themselves 2-6 to 1-2 down at half-time despite a Jordan Moorehouse goal. The second half started brightly for Kildangan with an early goal from Michael Dunne to cut the gap to four points. With Kildangan short a number of regulars and struggling to clear their lines Naas pulled away. Kildangan never gave up and scored goals from Barry Leavy and Michael Dunne. Best for Kildangan were Michael Howard, Daragh Gilbert, Brandon Foley and Barry Leavy.

Kildangan Nurney Under 12 Girls Through to County Final

    Following a decisive win against Naas first team in Kildangan, Monday evening Kildangan Nurney Under 12s have qualified for the Kildare County Final in Division 2.Kildangan Nurney Under 12 Girls Through to County Final
Kildangan Nurney led from the start and although Naas were competitive in all they never looked liked threatening the Kildangan Nurney lead. Final score was Kildangan Nurney 4:06, Naas 1:06. Final will be played on Sunday 14th June, venue to be confirmed

Golf Classic Winners

    Results from Golf Classic
Winners GUI Category
1st Prize Gerry Byrne, Peter Early, Brendan Madigan, John Murphy
2nd Prize J Dempsey, B O’Doherty, P Hennessy, N O’Donnell
3rd Prize S McGovern, K Bolger, J O’Toole, D Wynne.
Winners Non GUI Category
1st Prize K Harns, N Pender, J Haughton, A Dunne
2nd Prize S Ryan, B Heffernan, L McLoughlin C Lonergan
3rd Prize P Casey, S Casey, T Moran, C Corcoran.

Thanks to everyone who participated or sponsored spot prizes or Tee boxes

Under 10 League Update

    Kildangan Under 10’s travelled to Suncroft on Thursday evening to take on the home team in Round 2 of the League.Under 10 League Update
Scores were swapped in quick succession in a very tight opening half with Lara Gilbert, Sarah Walsh, Andrew Nolan and goalkeeper Daniel Cawley playing best for Kildangan.

On the change of ends both teams upped the tempo as the heat of battle matched the heat of the evening sun. Suncroft were leading by a single point mid way through the half when a long ball into the square from midfielder Robert McGrath somehow ended up in the net to leave Kildangan two points up. Suncroft replied with some well taken points, but Lauren Kelly kept Kildangan in touch with some great scores.

With time almost up Suncroft struck the killer blow with an excellent goal to put them a single point ahead just before the final whistle sounded.

While there was disappointment in defeat there was comfort in the performance as this was undoubtedly our best display of the year, with some players showing great signs of improvement which is very encouraging.

The next Under 10 game is at home to Rheban on Thursday evening next at 7pm.

Under 12 Girls Through to Division 2 League Semi-Final

    Kildangan Nurney Under 12 Girls meet Naas in the Semi Final of the League on Monday 8th June.

Kildangan School Claims Cumann na mBunscol Title for a second year


John Roddy, Kildare Nationalist.
KILDANGAN had the wind in the first half and scored 1,6 with the goal coming from Grace Nealon  and points from Conor Hyland 0,2, Robert Hanley, Caoimhe O'Fearghail, Ryan Moran and Grace Nealon 0-1 each while Lackagh replied with points from Daryll Dunne and Conor O'Loughlin.

Just after half time Kildangan got the "killer" goal from Conor Hyland and although Lackagh tried all they knew with points from Conor O'Loughlin 0,2, Brian Weldon and Gerard McCormack 0- 1 each they could not overhaul the Kildangan side who saw out the match with two further points form Ryan Moran.
Best for Kildangan were Dara Gilbert, Michael Dunne, Eoin Hyland, and Chantelle Carroll while Shane Maughan, Eoghan Sinnott, Gillian Burke and Rebekah Scully impressed for Lackagh.
KILDANGAN:Daniel Howard, Robert Hewison, Dermot Hickey, Dara Gilbert, Chantelle Carroll, Conor Hyland, Caoimhe O'Fearghail, Grace Nealon, Robert Hanley, Ryan Moran, Michael Howard, Michael Dunne, Edward Bond, Eoin Hyland, Conor Mulholland, Darren Lawlor, David Foxe, Jamie Kearns, Jordan Kaye, Adam Lawler, Cal Caffrey, Orla Nolan.
Kildangan school led by principal Marie Quigley and all the staff must be commended for encouraging the pupils and a note of thanks to all the parents who helped out in any way. Last year there was only one 6th class player on this team and the back bone was made up of 3rd, 4th and 5th, this year there was 11 6th class students on the panel and this success is a direct reflection of the hard work done by all thoseinvolved with Kildangan Gaa. Now that Kildangan have established themselves in this competition the future of Kildangan football is very bright.

Under 14 League update

Kildangan Under 14s continued their league campaign with a comprehensive win against St Laurences second team. This team is showing great prospects and is really starting to play a good open brand of football.
With just one loss against Kilcock, everything bodes well for the Féile competition.

Tom Cross SFL, Division 4, Round 6, Kildangan 0:11, Athy 1:07

    Kildangan Senior team scored another notable league victory, this time against Athy in Kildangan Tuesday evening.Tom Cross SFL, Division 4, Round 6, Kildangan 0:11, Athy 1:07
Although missing several of their regulars, Kildangan did enough to secure victory. Kildangan made far better use of the limited supply coming in to their forwards, Andrew Casey in particular kicking several fine points. In the backline, John Miller was dominant at Full Back, snuffing out a lot of Athy attacks. This win should secure Division 4 status for 2010.

Under 12s Continue Winning League Campaign

    Kildangan 1:10, Two Mile House 1:02
Under 12s Continue Winning League Campaign
Kildangan under 12s remain unbeaten in the league following this fabulous game of football, played in Kildangan Tuesday evening. Kildangan led from the start, and try as the might Two Mile House could not find a way to counter the running and support play of the Kildangan team. The highlight of the game was the superb goal from Luke Barry, who pounced following a parry from the Two Mile House keeper.

Under 12 League Updates

    Kildangan Under 12's have played 2 games in the league and so far remain unbeaten.In the first game, played in Ballyteague, Kildangan won on a score line of 1-18 to 0-02.
There followed a home game against Ballymore and although Kildangan conceded an early goal they battled back, to take the lead just before half time and held on for a well deserved victory.
The score on the final whistle was 3-12 to 2-11. This was a great team effort and despite missing a few regulars some of the U/11 panel came to the fore with great performances in the backs from Jordan Kaye and Luke Barry and up front Jamie Kearns and Eoin Hyland helped to keep the pressure on with some well taken scores.
Scorers for Kildangan were, Jamie Kearns (2-1), David Foxe (1-1), Robert Hanley (0-3), Conor Hyland (0-3), Eoin Hyland (0-2), Josh Francis (0-1) and Robert Hewson (0-1).
Others to play well were Chantelle Carroll, Dermot Hickey and Darragh Gilbert who made some fine saves between the posts.

Under 14 Ladies Football League

    Kildangan Nurney opened their Under 14 league campaign with two wins in Milltown on Saturday 23rd.Played in a blitz format, Kildangan Nurney first played the hosts Milltown, where the emerged victorious by a 3 point margin. Next up was Robert Emmetts, who again succumbed to the greater skill levels of the Kildangan Nurney Girls. Next league game is away to Kilcock Wednesday evening.
U14 League Kildangan 5:09, Caragh 2:07
    Played in Ros Glas Wed 20th.

Plant and Cake Sale

    Thanks to all the parents who made cakes for our cake sale, and to Sean Whelan who Kindly donated plants for the plant sale. Thanks also to everyone who supported our fundraising efforts by purchasing cakes or plants.Funding is vital to the successful running of the club and without the support of the local community no club would ever achieve success.

Underage News

    Some recent underage results:
Under 11’s played Ellistown Sunday morning. Ellistown shaded it however Kildangan played some great attacking football.
Under 10’s played St Laurences Thursday evening and lost out by a few scores despite some gallant efforts.
Under 6s/8s made the trip to St Laurences Saturday morning and put in some fine displays to draw both games

Tom Cross SFL Division 4, Round 5, Kildangan 3-06, Leixlip 1-12

    Despite missing a number of regulars, Kildangan worked hard to earn a draw, which puts us joint top of Division 4.Played in torrential rain on an evening that you wouldn't put a dog out, Kildangan looked to be in serious trouble from the off. Leixlip led from the start and showed some delicate touches in working the ball up the field for scores. Kildangan, in contrast, seemed nervous and unsure and although winning plenty of possession were not as adept at coping with the wet and windy conditions. Half time saw Kildangan eight points behind and facing an uphill struggle to remain in contention.

The Kildangan fight back started with a goal from the boot of Keith Leavy, followed by points from Andrew Casey and Tom Moran. Further points from Gabriel Murtagh and Ken Barry and a goal, scored from a penalty by Pauric Casey rounded off a great second half display.

Kildangan Nurney Ladies Football

    Kildangan Nurney Under 12’s played a challenge against the County Under 12 selection on Saturday in Ballymany and won on a scoreline of 2:08 to 2:07

Under 12s Win County Blitz

    The U/12 panel traveled to Rathcoffey on Saturday to take part in the County Blitz and came away with the winner’s trophy.
Having 1st defeated Cappagh (2-7 to 1-2) and Ballyteague (5-4 to 0-5) we met Rathcoffey in the final to win on a score line of 1-9 to 0-4.
Kildangan played very well as a team throughout the competition and despite the blustery and wet conditions they racked up some impressive scores.
The U/12 league commences Tuesday 19th May with an away game to Ballyteague, throw in is for 7pm.

Tom Cross SFL Division 4, Round 4, Kildangan 2-10, Moorefield 1-03

    Monday May 11th marked the opening of a new chapter in the annals of Kildangan GAA when our Senior team played their first competitive fixture in our new ground. The pitch looked resplendent, newly mowed, lined and with flags in place. Thanks go to Leo Hickey and Tom Moran for preparing the pitch. The game, against Moorefield was competitive, the Kildanganers, after a nervous start found their range, and started knocking over the points. The highlight of the first half was a magnificent goal from Keith Leavy who covered a large amount of ground prior to burying the ball in the back of the Moorefield net. The half time whistle saw Kildangan lead 2:05 to Moorefield’s solitary point.

In the second half Kildangan extended their lead, some magnificent scores helping the cause. Final score Kildangan 2:10 Moorefield 1:03

 Kildangan: John Nealon, Michael Sexton, John Miller, David Lawlor, Richard Morgan, Rory Jacob, Tom Foxe, Pauric Casey, Dessie Murphy, Gabriel Murtagh, Stephen Quigley, Andrew Casey, Keith Leavy, Tom Moran, Larry Murphy. Subs Declan McGrath, John Murray, Francis Cleary, Gerry Doran, William Browne, Eric O’Hara.

To mark the occasion, and also in celebration of 125 years of the GAA, Founding members, Tom Moran, John Casey and Jim Miller planted a tree.

Under 11 Shield Semi-Final-Kildangan 3:09 Round Towers 3:05

    Kildangan traveled to Kildare on Friday evening to take on Round Towers in the Under 11 Shield Semi-Final. Having drawn in their earlier League encounter, this was always going to be a close affair with little between these two very evenly matched teams.The home team had a dream start with a long range shot ending up in the net but Kildangan replied quickly with a similar score from a free by Robert Hanley. Luke Barry and goalkeeper Daniel Cawley kept the ‘Towers attack at bay as both sides battled it out until the half time whistle. Points were swapped and chances were missed and the teams went in deadlocked at 1.3 apiece.
On the resumption, Kildangan stepped it up a gear with Josh Francis outstanding in midfield and Ryan Moran causing havoc in attack. With Kildangan two points up, a long ball over the top found the Round Towers full forward in space and as he ran in for what looked to be a certain goal, full back Gavin Coakley pulled off a brilliant tackle to dispossess his opponent and save his team from disaster.
Robert Hanley pointed two 45’s to push Kildangan ahead before a Ryan Moran goal began to put some daylight between the teams. With the home defence now concentrating on stopping Moran, they made the mistake of leaving corner forward Eoin Hyland unmarked to score a fantastic goal that any footballer would be proud of.
At 3.9 to 1.5 ahead with time almost up, Kildangan were thinking about the Final when the home side struck two late goals to reduce the gap to four points. The final whistle was greeted with a mixture of relief and joy by the Kildangan supporters as both sides left the field having given their all.
Other Kildangan stars on the evening included Dean Sexton, Michael John Prendergast and Jamie Kearns.
Kildangan now face Rathangan in the Final on a date yet to be decided.

Kildangan Under 8's

Kildangan Under 8’s played Ballykelly on Saturday in Kildangan. Between the two clubs we had over 80 children participating, so things got a bit hectic at times.Played in the GO games format, every child got to play, and there were some wonderful skills on display from both sets of players.

Senior Update

    Kildangan Seniors travelled to Clane on Tuesday evening last, where the lost by eight points to Clane, scoring 0-08 to Clane’s 2.06.

Feile Shield Final, Kildangan 3:03 Caragh 3:12

    Well done to the lads who put in a great performance, especially in the second half. On the day it wasn't to be, however its said you learn more by losing than by winning.

Under 12 Girls League, Kildangan Nurney 5:05, Kill 1:05

    Kildangan Nurney under 12s made it two from two when overcoming a strong Kill challenge Saturday Morning.The game was tighter than the scoreline suggests, great defensive play by the Kildangan Nurney backs kept the visitors to one point in the first half, Kildangan Nurney having scored 3:03 to Kills solitary point. On the turn-around Kill started playing some fantastic attacking football, quickly racking up 3 points, followed by a goal. Kildangan Nurney kept the scoreboard ticking over, mainly through midfield partnership of Caoimhe O Fearghail and Sabrina Kennedy. This win leaves Kildangan Nurney top of the Division two table with two wins from two.

Tom Cross SFL Division 4, Round 2, Kildangan 1-11, Johnstownbridge 1-10

    Kildangan and Johnstownbridge served up a thriller in Division 4 of the Tom Cross League on Monday last, played in the sweltering heat of Johnstownbridge. Things started poorly for Kildangan, and they found themselves 5  points down with only 10 minutes elapsed and a rout looking a distinct possibility. The free running Johntownbridge team were eventually curtailed by the Kildangan defence, who got to grips with the pace of the game. Two points from Padraig Casey got Kildangan going, however Johnstownbridge looked to have far too much talent as David Keenan extended the Bridge lead to four.
Kildangan struck back when a high ball into the Johnstownbridge goalmouth resulted in a fisted goal from Keith Leavy. Further points from Andrew Casey and Stephen Quigley left Kildangan ahead 1-6 to 0-7 at half time.
A quick Johnstown point on the restart cut the gap to one, but Kildangan were in no mood to let this one slip. Scores from Padraig Casey and Tom Moran opened up a three point gap. A Johntownbridge goal from Colin Coleman drew the sides level entering the final quarter and the game hung in the balance. Both sides exchanged a brace of points.
With 3 minutes left, Kildangan forward Johnny Murray was fouled 35 metres out and Andrew Casey slotted the resulting free. It was backs to the wall for Kildangan from then on as Johnstown came looking for an equaliser but the defence held firm for a memorable win.
Best for Kildangan were John Nealon in goal, Colin Christie, Padraig Casey and Tom Moran.
For Johnstownbridge Diarmuid Holton, David Maguire, Colin Coleman and David Keenan stood out.

Under 12s Challenge, Kildangan 1-08, Gracefield 1-08

    This was a great result considering the strength of the Gracefield panel.Under 12s Challenge, Travelling with a depleted squad due to a girls challenge match the same night, the all boys team proved to be a very competitive bunch.

Under 12 Girls League Division 2, Kildangan Nurney 10-10, Leixlip 0-03

    The girls got their summer league off to a fine start with a comprehensive win against Leixlip Saturday Morning. It would be unfair to pick out any players in this game , such was the dominance of the Kildangan Nurney girls. Next outing is at home to Kill, Saturday 25th at 11:00 am

Under 12 Challenge-Kildangan Nurney 2-06, Athy 1-03

    Kildangan Nurney under 12 Girls gave a tremendous display of attacking football against Athy Thursday evening in recording a six point win.

Tom Cross SFL Division 4, Round 1

    Kildangan overcame a stiff challenge from Carbury to record a one point win in round 1 of the League Wednesday night. Kildangan scored 1-11 to Carburys 2-07.It was a man of the match display by Kildangans Andrew Casey, that secured this victory, added to by a goal and pint from defender Colin Christie. In the back line John Miller was alert to every attack from Carbury.

Under 14s Defeat Na Fianna

    Kildangan under 14s played some fantastic football on their way to a 11-12 to 6-02 defeat of Na Fianna, played in Kildangan Sunday Morning.Goals were the order of the day as both goalkeepers found the large goals difficult to handle. Kildangan played some cracking football, both in attack and defence. Scorers for Kildangan were Jack Hickey: 2-03, Andreas Heffernan: 4-01, Michael Dunne: 2-00, Robert Hewson: 1-01, Michael Howard: 0-02, Jordan Moorehouse: 0-01 and Conor Hyland: 1-04. In defence, full back James Stynes coped well with the Na Fianna treat.


The Kildangan under 12 team made their debut on the new pitch a winning one.  Barrowhouse although missing some of their regulars put up a determined performance and if it was not for the constant tackling and great defending by Kildangan they would have put more scores on the board.  Kildangan certainly had their shooting boots on and took every chance that came their way. Overall it was very good team performance, but stronger challenges await.

Girls Results

Kildangan Nurney Under 14 girls put in two sterling performances last weekend in the Feile Blitz, against Ballymore and Milltown, recording comprehensive wins against both teams.

First Competitive Game in New Ground

Kildangan Under 14s had the honour of playing the first competitive game on the new pitch on St Patricks Day.On a beautiful spring morning Kildangan Under 14s lined out against Caragh in the league. The game itself was competitive, Caragh just shading it, although a draw would have been a fairer result, given the closeness of the game.

Kildangan Nurney Ladies

    To play for your county is the high point of any Gaelic Players career, well done to the six Kildangan Nurney girls who have been selected to play for Kildare under 12's.Kildangan Nurney Ladies
The six are Caoimhe O Fearghail, Chantelle Carroll and Lauren Kelly, all from Kildangan, and representing Nurney Aine Merrins, Orla Fahey and Sabrina Kennedy. 

Kildangan Under 10s feature in Newbridge

    Kildangan under 10s played Rathcoffey at half time in the Kildare Wexford game on Sunday and showed no signs of nerves playing in front of the large attendance.Kildangan Under 10s feature in Newbridge
Kildangan consisted of Lauren Muldowney, Sarah Walsh, Aoibheann Scully, Daniel Cawley, Robert McGrath, Lisa Joyce, Mark Dunne, Lara Gilbert, Lauren Kelly, Stephen Keogh, Michael John Prendergast, Katie Nealon, Niamh Murphy, and Eoin Murphy. Many thanks to Noel Murphy and Tadgh Fennin for arranging the games.

Season Begins with defeat to Ellistown.

    Our new season kicked off with an Under 14’s game against Ellistown. Ellistown proved too strong on the day; however the Kildangan lads gave a creditable performance.
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