Notes and Reports From 2010

Contents

  1. 1 Notes and Reports From 2010
    1. 1.1 Kildangan Nurney Ladies Raffle Results
    2. 1.2 Under 15 Cúchulainn Gaels Update
    3. 1.3 Under 8s V Ballykelly
    4. 1.4 Division 2 Final 15th Oct 2010
    5. 1.5 Kildangan Nurney Under 13 Girls Through to Semi Final
    6. 1.6 U13 All County League, Sarsfields 7:06--Cuchulainn Gaels 2:07
    7. 1.7 U13 All County League, Sarsfields 7:06--Cuchulainn Gaels 2:07
    8. 1.8 U/13 All County Competition
    9. 1.9 Under 10 Challenge Game v Ballykelly
    10. 1.10 Monasterevin Blitz
    11. 1.11 Cuchulainn Gaels 2-7 Eadestown 2-3
    12. 1.12 Cuchulainn Gaels 4-10 Celbridge 2-6
    13. 1.13 Cuchulainn Gaels 1-6 Monasterevin 3-5
    14. 1.14 Senior Championship Round Two, Kildangan 0:10 Maynooth 0:09
    15. 1.15 Senior Championship Round 1, Kildangan 2:08, Straffan 1:12
    16. 1.16 Condolences
    17. 1.17 Kildangan GAA Cúl Camp 2010
    18. 1.18 Kildangan v Rheban Under 11 League
    19. 1.19 Under 12 Division 1 Girls Final St Laurences 3:07 Kildangan Nurney 2:06
    20. 1.20 Kildangan v Nurney Under 7's
    21. 1.21 Tom Cross SFL Div 4 Kildangan 0:14, Maynooth 4:09
    22. 1.22 Under 12 Girls Update
    23. 1.23 Updated League Table for Tom Cross SFL Division 4
    24. 1.24 More O'Ferrall Park Official Opening
    25. 1.25 Community Games: Girls Football
    26. 1.26 Senior Team News
    27. 1.27 Under 14 League - Nurney 2-7 Cuchulainn Gaels 1-8
    28. 1.28 U12 Girls Football Update
    29. 1.29 Tom Cross SFL Round 4 Kildangan 2:10, Confey 1:13
    30. 1.30 Tom Cross SFL Round 3 Kildangan 1:09, Rathangan 3:09
    31. 1.31 Under 11 League Kildangan 1-04, Robertstown 3-04
    32. 1.32 Tom Cross SFL Div 4 Round 1 St. Kevins 1:10 Kildangan 3:06
    33. 1.33 Under 14 Girls Féile
    34. 1.34 Underage Training Update
    35. 1.35 Table Quiz a Huge Success
    36. 1.36 Adult Football News
    37. 1.37 Volunteers Required
    38. 1.38 Ladies Update
    39. 1.39 Ladies Underage Presentation

Kildangan Nurney Ladies Raffle Results

01/11/2010
First Prize of a Digital Camera, Sponsored by Worrells Kildangan went to Helen Hanlon. Second prize of an MP3 Player, sponsored by Kellys Nurney went to Pat O'Hara. €50 third prize went to Aoife Deering.
Thanks to everyone for supporting our club, to Worrells and Kellys for sponsoring the prizes, to Eurospar Kildare for allowing us sell tickets, to all the ticket sellers who gave up their time, and to Treasured Memories Printers in Newbridge who kindly sponsored the ticket printing.

Under 15 Cúchulainn Gaels Update

01/11/2010
Cúchulainn Gaels game against St. Edwards fell foul of the weather on Sunday, and with a number of absentees on Saturday our game against Grange did not go ahead.

Our next outing is at home against Ellistown, Sunday 7th at 11:00 am.


Under 8s V Ballykelly

01/11/2010
In the final action of the football year Kildangan played neighbours Ballykelly on Saturday Morning.

Cathal McKiernan

Sophie Carroll  Rory McGrath  Sean Fitzgerald  Marita Clinton

Josh Burns  Daniel Gilbert

Joe Cawley  Cian Murtagh  Cormac Finnegan  Katelyn Kaye


Kildangan got off to a great start with some great passing and movement between Cian Murtagh, Daniel Gilbert and Josh Burns in the middle of the pitch. Ballykelly were very much involved as their Midfield started to stamp their authority on the game and they were unlucky not to be ahead at the end of the first Quarter, due to numerous wides.
Ballykelly started the second quarter on the front foot, great defending by Sean Fitzgerald, Rory McGrath, Sophie Carroll and Marita Clinton preventing Ballykelly from inflicting any damage. Cathal McKiernan played his part in Goal, making save after save. Ballykelly eventually got their reward when they scored a well taken goal from a free kick. Kildangan reacted positively, after some great play by Sean Fitzgerald in defence, he off loaded the ball to corner forward Katelyn Kaye and she was very unlucky not to score Kildangan’s first point of the game from a very difficult angle. Ballykelly continued to press for scores and they were rewarded after some great passing when they scored their second goal of the game and then added a point to end of the quarter.
In the third Quarter Kildangan began to pass the ball a lot smarter, resulting in more scoring chances. Great passing in the middle by Josh Burns and Daniel Gilbert resulted in  Kildangans first score of the game with Josh slotting the ball over the bar. Joe Cawley, Katelyn Kaye and Cormac Finnegan continued to excel in this period and were very unlucky not to get their names on the score sheet. Cormac and Joe continued to make it very hard for Ballykelly and after some great skill from Finnegan in the corner he pulled the ball back for Josh to score his and Kildangan’s second score of the game.
After some excellent play by Katelyn Kaye she added a well taken point. Ballykelly again began to push forward and were rewarded with a third goal. It was only a matter of time before Ballykelly got another chance to score, but thanks to tenacious defending by both Cathal McKiernan and Sean Fitzgerald this was prevented.
The last quarter saw Kildangan push forward with conviction, and although there was some excellent football played and a lot of chance’s created, the only score of this quarter came from Daniel Gilbert as the Ballykelly defence stood firm and held out for a hard earned win.

Division 2 Final 15th Oct 2010

25/10/2010
The U13 Cuchulainn Gaels amalgamated teams of Kildangan & Athgarvan produced a first-rate display of football against Castledermot Friday evening in Ballykelly to claim the Division 2 title on a scoreline of 3-10 to 3-06.
The first year of the combined teams of Athgarvan and Kildangan under the guise of Cuchulainn Gaels proved to be a very successful one as they captured the South Board Div 2 Final,  played in Ballykelly on Friday night 15th October.
This game had it all; pace, skill, excellent defending, well taken scores, but most of all it was played with great commitment and sportsmanship by both sides including the supporters, all involved are a credit to their clubs.

Castledermot were first off the mark with a well taken free from Gavin Keating, The Gaels bounced back when a Conor Hyland long range free close to the side line appeared to be going over for a point just dipped just under the Castledermot crossbar for a goal.  This put the Gaels in the driving seat and further points by Hyland and Cormac O'Mahoney were soon added to by two well worked goals from Enda McSweeny who was set up nicely by Ryan Moran, and Conor Hyland who was given a peach of a pass on his chest from Robert Hanley. Credit to Castledermot, they worked tirelessly to get back in the game and were unlucky not to have two goals of their own, but to be denied by the Gaels net minder Dara Gilbert who was in tip-top form. Gavin Keating added a second point for his team from a free for Castledermot.
Just before the halftime whistle both David Craddock and Shane Smyth added two great individual points to give the Gaels an eleven point advantage at the break, 3-04 to 0-02.

Although with a mountain to climb, Castledermot started the second half as if their lives depended on it. Led by Aaron Murphy and Gavin Keating, Castledermot scored the first five scores of the restart, including two goals from Keating.  The Castledermot team, showing great determination worked their way back into the game and were soon nipping on the heels of their opponents with the margin down to two points. The Gaels defence weathered the storm and started to come to grips with the increased pace of the game. Cuchulainn Gaels were soon in command again, as they drove forward to set up Shane Smyth and David Craddock who both added two points to give their side a six point cushion.  Again Castledermot came surging forward and found the back of the Gaels net for a third time through Ryan O‘Neill.  Aaron Murphy added a long range point to bring the margin back to two points. With the game in the melting pot, Cuchlainn Gaels went in search of scores, two well worked points from Conor Hyland and Robert Hanley putting the Gaels four clear.  As the seconds ticked towards the final whistle, Castledermots Aaron Murphy fielded the ball in the middle of the field and ran straight for goal, was fouled just inside the square and awarded a penalty.  Murphy dusted himself down and stepped up to hit a bullet of a shot right of the goalie, but again Dara Gilbert was up to the task and pulled off another superb save to keep his side in the game. A final throw of the dice for Castledermot tapered off wide as Referee David Cody sounded the final whistle and Cuchulainn Gaels held on to claim the title. 

The game itself exemplified everything that is great about Gaelic football; every single player gave 100% effort to try to secure victory.

Cuchulainn Gaels; Dara Gilbert, Luke Barry, Dermot Hickey, Danny Leahy, Garry McGuire, Josh Clinton, Caoimhin Doolin, Conor Hyland (2-2), Cormac O’Mahony (0-1), Enda McSweeny (1-0), Shane Smyth (0-3), Robert Hanley (0-1), David Craddock (0-3), Michael Howard & Ryan Moran. Subs; Stephen Creaton, Evan Halford, Jordan Kaye, Cillian Brown, Jamie Darcy, Eoin Hyland & David Foxe.

Castledermot;, Tommy Lyons, Ben Kelly, Simon Byrne, Robert Brown, Arron Roche, James Kirwan, Aaron Murphy (0-2), Gavin Keating (2-3), David Kelly, Aidan Hickey (0-1), Dan Gray, Ronan Dooley, Richard Wall, James Doran. Subs; Kevin Kelly, Ryan O’Neill (1-0) Dylan Walsh & Gareth Horan.

Kildangan Nurney Under 13 Girls Through to Semi Final

07/10/2010
Following a good run in the League, Kildangan Nurney Under 13 girls play Sarsfields in the Division 1 Semi-Final, provisionally fixed for Wednesday evening in Sarsfields. This also means that the girls retain division 1 status for next year.

U13 All County League, Sarsfields 7:06--Cuchulainn Gaels 2:07

04/10/2010
A place in Sunday's semi final was not to be for the Gaels as they came up against a very strong Sarsfields team on Friday night and had to play second fiddle all the way. The saying that goals win games was certainly the case as Sarsfields put no less than seven pass their opponents to run out comfortable winners.Although well beaten this was a step in the right direction for the Gaels, and long-term the experience can only be beneficial for them to be playing at a higher level. They can now look forward to the South Board final and can be proud of their achievements this year.

Scorers for the Gaels; Cormac O'Mahony 0-2, Ryan Moran 1-0, Conor Hyland 0-2, David Craddock 0-1, Michael Howard 1-0, Caoimhan Doolin 0-1 and Enda Mc Sweeney 0-1.


 

U13 All County League, Sarsfields 7:06--Cuchulainn Gaels 2:07

04/10/2010
A place in Sunday's semi final was not to be for the Gaels as they came up against a very strong Sarsfields team on Friday night and had to play second fiddle all the way. The saying that goals win games was certainly the case as Sarsfields put no less than seven pass their opponents to run out comfortable winners.

U/13 All County Competition

30/09/2010

Eadestown 3-13 Cuchulainn Gaels 1-4 (played in Eadestown)

Under 10 Challenge Game v Ballykelly

28/09/2010

Kildangan Under 10’s put in a very impressive display in Ballykelly on Friday evening 24th September, losing by just two points to the home team. Playing under lights was a first for many of the players taking part and most seemed to enjoy the novelty.
Ballykelly got off to a good start with two early goals and looked like they were going to run away with the game.  However, Sean Callan, Jack Foxe, Jordan Fortune and Oran Phelan battened down the hatches in the Kildangan defence and prevented the home team from inflicting further damage.  A Niamh Doran goal just before the break was just what Kildangan needed as the half time whistle sounded.

Sarah Walsh’s move to midfield proved a huge success, as she won lots of ball around the middle and moved it well while also knocking over a good point.  Eoin Murphy hit two superb goals and Robert McGrath twice came forward to score points as Kildangan narrowed the gap to just two points.  Kildangan tried hard to get a goal to win it, but the Ballykelly defence stood firm and held out for a hard earned win.

DJ, O’Toole, Josh Burns, Rory Kenna, Ben Keogh, Tadgh Sheerin and Eoghan OFearghail were other star performers for Kildangan in this game.

A return fixture has been arranged for Kildangan with a date and time yet to be agreed.

Monasterevin Blitz

20/09/2010
Kildangan travelled into Fr. Prendergast Park in Monasterevin on Saturday morning last (11th) to take part in the home side’s annual tournament.The 6’s won in fine style with Michael Daly, Joey Walsh, Cian O’Dowd and Cian Reilly some of the many Kildangan stars on the day.


The 8’s showed some great promise for the future with a great display of skill, speed and teamwork.  Rory Kenna, Keelin Morgan, Lorcan Hyland, Sean Fitzgerald and Josh Burns were strongest in the first half as Kildangan raced into a strong lead.  Daniel Gilbert gave an outstanding second half performance and rattled the Monasterevin crossbar no fewer than three times before netting a well taken goal as he drove his team on.  Thomas Browne capped a great display with a fine point near the end while Rory McGrath, Colm Coughlan and Cian Murtagh did some great defending.
Special mention must go to Kildangan goalkeeper, Ben Keogh who had a superb game between the posts limiting the Monasterevin attack to just a single goal.

A big cheer greeted the final whistle and Ben Keogh accepted the cup on behalf of his team mates.

Many thanks to Monasterevin GFC for inviting us to take part in their tournament again this year.

Cuchulainn Gaels 2-7 Eadestown 2-3

16/09/2010
In the South Board Competition played at Athgarvan 15th September. Cuchulann Gaels captain Dermot Hickey won the toss and opted to play with the strong wind and it proved to be the winning of the game as they racked up 1-6 to Eadestown's 0-1 in the 1st half.

Cuchulann Gaels knew that they had a different game ahead of them in the second half as Eadestown used the wind and sent in the long ball and were soon on level terms, and looked like winning the game. Cuchulann Gaels found scores hard to come by playing into the breeze, but in fairness to them they dug deep when it mattered and got their just rewards. As the game entered the last 10 minutes Luke Barry was sprung from the bench and made his first touch count as he got on the end of a rebound to hit the Eadestown net and gave the home side the cushion that they needed.

In fairness to Eadestown the game was tighter than the score suggest and they lost nothing in defeat.Interestingly next up is Eadestown again this Sunday in the All County Competition and this will be another tight affair as Eadestown have home advantage.

Scorers for the Gaels; Ryan Moran 1-1, Evan Halford 0-1, Conor Hyland 0-3, Robert Hanley 0-2 & Luke Barry 1-0


Cuchulainn Gaels 4-10 Celbridge 2-6

Under 13 All County League - played at Athgarvan.06/09/2010

Although the home side Cuchulainn Gaels got off to the better start with 4 quick points from Robert Hanley, David Craddock and two from Conor Hyland, Celbridge took control midway through the first half and put 1-3 on the board without reply, giving them a 2 point cushion at the break.

Cuchulainn Gaels raised their game on the resumption, as our defence tightened up, and with the midfield now gaining the upper hand, quick accurate ball in to the forwards soon reaped rewards as we outscored Celbridge 4-6 to one goal. The end result could easily have different, only for the Cuchulainn Gaels's net minder Dara Gilbert, who made a brilliant save from a penalty to deny the visitors a badly needed score at a vital stage in the match.

Great credit is due to Celbridge who battled all the way to the end and never gave up.

Scorers for the Gaels; Ryan Moran 2-0, David Craddock 0-4, Conor Hyland 1-3, Cormac O'Mahony 1-1 & Robert Hanly 0-2.


Cuchulainn Gaels 1-6 Monasterevin 3-5

U13 South Board League
02/09/2010
Having defeated Monasterevan two days earlier Cuchulainn Gaels suffered their first loss of the season in the South Board competition. Monasterevan were the hungrier team on the night and obviously used their recent defeat to Cuchulainn Gaels as motivation. The game was nip and tuck for most of the way as Monasterevan led by the minimum at half time and that's as close as it got with the visitors pushing on late in the 2nd half to win with 5 points in hand. For Cuchulainn Gaels Dermot Hickey, Shane Smyth and Gary Mcguire were solid in defense, Cormac Mahony and Caoimhin Doolin worked tirelessly in the middle of the park and although the forwards found scores hard to come by they never gave up.

Scorers on the night for CCGS were Conor Hyland 1-4, David Craddock O-1 & Tom Berney 0-1.

Senior Championship Round Two, Kildangan 0:10 Maynooth 0:09

23/08/2010
Kildangan look to have secured a quarter final spot with a one point win against Maynooth. This was real championship football with both teams playing for survival in the championship. A tight and entertaining game, Kildangan played some of their best football of the year.

Senior Championship Round 1, Kildangan 2:08, Straffan 1:12

11/08/2010
Kildangan opened our Championship campaign with a 1 point loss to Straffan. This means a win is required in the next round in order to qualify for the quarter final. The game, played in Two Mile House on Monday evening, the 9th August was an exciting encounter.  Kildangan missed a brace of points in the first five minutes before opening our account with  a John Miller point after 10 minutes. At this stage we were stringing the moves together, with full forward John Nealon causing a lot of trouble for the Straffan full back, along with corner men John Miller and Brendan Abbey. Kildangan had plenty of chances to score,  however on occasion the accuracy of the final shot was poor, with a lot of bad wides. We were just about keeping in touch, thanks to further points from John Miller, Stephen Quigley and John Nealon.  Nealon showed great alertness when a ball rebounded from the Straffan Crossbar to score the first goal of the game just before the break. This left the half time score Kildangan 1:04, Straffan 0:05

The second half followed a similar pattern with both teams struggling for scores, despite good outfield play. Then, Kildangan gained the initiative when a penalty was awarded for a foot block, following  a decisive burst from the 40' by Stephen Quigley. The ball was sent crashing to the Straffan net by Pauric Casey to put four between the sides; Kildangan  2:06 to Straffans 8 points.
Sensing that the game was slipping away, Straffan dug deep. A swift move down the left wing found the Straffan corner forward in acres of space with only the Kildangan keeper, Liam MacCormack to beat. In truth the goalie had no chance of stopping the shot from point blank range.  This left a point between the teams with Kildangan to the good. It was Straffans turn to assert their dominance and this they did, by taking some well worked points, including a superb fisted effort from all of 30 yards. Kildangan added two more points to their tally to leave the score at the final whistle Kildangan 2:08, Straffan 1:12, a one point win for Straffan.
Despite the loss, there is encouragement to be taken from the fact that we never gave up trying, despite things not going to plan.
Straffan as always showed great resilience when the game looked to be slipping away from them. Division 5 winners this year, they will be a match for anyone.

Condolences

28/07/2010
The club extends our sincerest sympathies to the relatives and friends of the Kelly family following the death of Pat Kelly. A hard working and dedicated employee of Kildare Chilling for the best part of 40 years, Pat was well liked and respected by all who came into contact with him. He was well known through his many years involvement with Kildangan GAA, firstly as a corner back during the 1970s and 80s, and in latter years as a dedicated follower of the Green and Gold. Pat never missed a match, home or away, and was a familiar figure at training sessions where he always kept a watchful eye on proceedings. For his entire life he has been a staunch supporter of Kildangan GAA and had an unrivalled love of Gaelic Football.

Pat was proud to be a Kildangan man, he was especially proud to see his nephews’ line out for Kildangan. He will be sadly missed by the club and by all his friends in Kildangan. To his family we extend our deepest sympathies and condolences.
Ní beidh a leithéid arís ann


Kildangan GAA Cúl Camp 2010

21/07/2010
    Kildangan GAA hosted our annual Cúl Camp last week, July 12th to 16th. With most Club’s reporting a drop in numbers this year we were expecting a little less than the total of 98 who attended last years Camp. However, on Monday morning the cars just kept on coming and we ended up with 111 children taking part.This made our Cúl Camp the biggest in the county;  when you consider that there were also Camps in  Moorefield, Allenwood and Maynooth that’s a real achievement!

Tadgh Fennin was on hand with a team of five coaches for the week, most of whom are fine players with the Athy senior football team. The children were most impressed to be coached by players such as Kildare Under 21 star Darroch Mulhall and James Eaton, a member of the Kildare Senior squad.

The weather forecast for the week had not been good,  thankfully the rain stayed away, which made life much easier for everybody. The children received their gear bags on Monday and  very smart looking new kit the following day.

In wrapping up on Friday afternoon the coaches selected the player from each group who they considered had the best attitude. These players received a voucher for Colgan’s Sport Shop, donated by Kildangan GAA. For the record, the winners were Cian Murtagh, Shannon Rowley, Sean Burke, Luke Barry and Chelsea Doyle. Well done to all.

Many thanks to Tadgh Fennin and his team of coaches who did a splendid job during the week. Thanks also to our Club Secretary Maureen Fitzgerald, who looked after the registration process and was on hand all week to help out. Thanks also to the parents who supervised the lunch breaks  and to Tom Moran (Snr.) who had the place looking very tidy all week. Thanks also to Grace Nealon who assisted the coaches with the youngest age group.

The week was a great success;  we have five new players registered with the Club. That’s the icing on the cake!

Kildangan v Rheban Under 11 League

25/06/2010
The Under 11’s put in their best performance of the League in their final game at home to Rheban on Thursday night.Kildangan v Rheban Under 11 League
The opening half was tight with both teams swapping points to leave it 0.3 apiece nearing the break. The Kildangan full back line of Aoibheann Scully, Daniel Cawley and Hannah White were outstanding during this period while Michael John Prendergast was having a great game between the posts.

As half time approached Kildangan were awarded a free for another bad tackle on Grace Dooley who had been causing lots of problems for the Rheban defence. Robert McGrath opted for a quick one and rattled the Rheban net to put his team 1.3 to 0.3 ahead at the break.

An early Rheban goal levelled it on the re-start and they added a point to go one ahead. Stephen Keogh, who worked tirelessly throughout, levelled it again and we were most unlucky not to score a goal after a great run by full forward Niamh Doran who was having an incredible game. Aoife Kelly, Lisa Joyce, Mark Dunne and Joey O’Sullivan were putting in a great effort to push Kildangan ahead and a late tackle on Eoghan O’Fearghaill was rewarded by a pointed free by Robert McGrath.

Rheban levelled again to leave it 1.5 apiece as the game entered the final minutes. Sarah Walsh and Lara Gilbert were outstanding during this period and both took heavy knocks, which were uncalled for at any level. Unfortunately for Kildangan, Rheban hit a well taken goal with time almost up. Stephen Keogh, Daniel Cawley, Joey O’Sullivan and Niamh Doran put a huge effort into the final minute and a late shot at goal from Robert McGrath was well held by the Rheban goalie as the final whistle sounded.
The Kildangan players deserve great credit for the superb effort they put into this game and the mentors could not have asked more of them. They played the game in a very sporting manner, as always, and showed great signs of improvement.

Under 12 Division 1 Girls Final St Laurences 3:07 Kildangan Nurney 2:06

25/06/2010
Wednesday evening last Kildangan Nurney under 12 girls played St’ Laurences in the Division 1 final, in what turned out to be a superb game of football. St’ Laurences won the game scoring 7:12 to Kildangan Nurneys 4:08, however the scoreline does not do justice to the tremendous effort that the Kildangan Nurney girls put in. The girls conceded an early goal from the throw in, however they worked their socks off to draw level and then get ahead, the half time score 2:06 to St Laurences, 3:07 to Kildangan Nurney.

St Laurences got the ideal start to the first half, Kildangan Nurney repeated the trick in the second, scoring a goal from the off. However, Kildangan Nurney could not sustain the tremendous pace they set in the first half and gradually St Laurences started to assert their dominance, drawing level and then going two points up. In a 7 minute blitz at the end of the half, St Laurences scored two goals and 3 points to put the game beyond Kildangan Nurneys’ reach.

Great credit is due to both teams and their mentors for the manner in which the game was played. Always fair, St Laurences had a bit more guile when the game was in the balance.

Teams don’t get to play in finals by accident, a lot of hard work and preparation was put in by the girls and their mentors, Mary Jo Merrins and Patsy Kelly.
The Kildangan Nurney squad was; Shaun Bond, Emily Cains, Chloe Carroll, Orla O’Donovan, Sarah Walsh, Sabrina Kennedy, Emily Connaughton, Lara Gilbert, Charolette Scully, Úna Higgins, Grace Dooley, Lauren Kelly, Gemma Merrins, Eilish Lambert, Nora Jane Prendergast, Katie Nealon, Aine Merrins, Emily Keegan, Rachel Gallagher, Niamh Doran, Sorcha Burke and Hannah White.

Well done to all, hopefully this is the first of many Division 1 finals

Kildangan v Nurney Under 7's

20/06/2010
Nurney traveled over to us on a glorious Saturday morning to take part in an Under 7 and 9 Blitz.The Under 7 game was a great contest with Nurney just shading it.
Defenders Sean Fitzgerald, Cormac Finnegan, Ryan Fortune, Cian O’Dowd and Mark O’Donovan were stars of the first quarter for Kildangan as we fought hard to keep the Nurney attack from scoring.

Kildangan got on top in the second quarter with Rory McGrath, Joey Walsh, Thomas Browne and Joe Cawley dominating the midfield area. Oisin Irvin hit a wonderful goal just before the half time whistle to leave very little between the teams.

Marita Clinton, Alan Donoher and Caleb Schofield (playing in his first ever game in the Kildangan colours!) showed some great skill in the third quarter.

Sophie Carroll, Cameron Rowan and Holly Kenna played some great stuff in the final quarter as Kildangan fought hard for victory. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be Kildangan’s day with Nurney hanging on for a draw, however, t a great mornings fun was had by all.


Tom Cross SFL Div 4 Kildangan 0:14, Maynooth 4:09

18/06/2010
   


Under 12 Girls Update

02/06/2010
Kildangan Nurney Under 12 girls have qualified for a Division 1 semi-final place.

With one round of games remaining, the final placings will be decided by Friday weeks (11th June) game against Leixlip. This is a great achievement for the girls as division 1 is hotly contested with teams such as Maynooth, Sarsfields and St'Laurences vying for top spot. Well done to all.


Played

Won

Draw

Lost

Points

St. Laurences

3

3

0

0

9

Kildangan Nurney

4

3

0

1

9

Cappagh

4

2

0

2

6

Maynooth

4

2

0

2

6

Leixlip

4

1

0

3

3

Sarsfields

3

0

0

3

0                                 




Updated League Table for Tom Cross SFL Division 4

31/05/2010
With 7 Games played Kildangan are placed mid table. Next Fixture is Monday 31st at 7:30 in Carbury.


Played

Won

Drawn

Lost

For

Against

Diff

Points

Naas

7

6

1

0

130

73

57

13

Confey

7

5

1

1

87

58

29

11

Kilcock

6

4

0

2

80

64

16

8

Rathangan

6

3

1

2

91

82

9

7

Monasterevin

5

3

0

2

77

91

-14

6

Kildangan

7

2

2

3

73

95

-22

6

Round Towers

4

3

0

1

62

50

12

6

Maynooth

6

3

0

3

56

71

-15

6

Athy

7

2

1

4

103

93

10

5

Clane

7

2

1

4

90

118

-28

5

Leixlip

4

2

0

2

59

62

-3

4

St Kevins

5

1

1

3

53

65

-12

3

Carbury

7

1

1

5

73

95

-22

3

Raheens

6

0

1

5

72

93

-21

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More O'Ferrall Park Official Opening

Kildangan GAA would like to pay tribute and  say  a big thank you to the people of Kildangan for the help and assistance in the opening of More O'Ferrall Park last Friday May 21st. To everyone who helped on the day; non members, former members and current members.
To the Gaels from all over the county and outside it who travelled to be with us. The Gaels of neighbouring clubs who offered us assistance and help and sent best wishes, to all those who placed ad's in our programme and the local papers. A special thanks to anyone who contributed to the program by submitting articles or photographs.


To the members of the Kildare County Board who's help and advice was invaluable to us during our development.
To Seamus Howlin, Cathaoirleach of the Leinster Council of the GAA for taking the  time  to pay us a visit and open our grounds.
To the nieces of Roderic More O'Ferrall for travelling such a distance to honour the memory of their uncle.
To the Wexford and Kildare teams who provided a memorable game of football, thank you for being such a huge part of our day. 

To the local landowners who kindly provided parking facilities, your contribution did not go unnoticed.
Finally to anyone we may have omitted it was not our intention; for we are aware of the many people who worked so hard and quietly on the day and who played their part in making the day a huge success for us.


Community Games: Girls Football

13/05/2010

Monasterevin played Suncroft in the Community Games U12 County Final, Thursday evening in Kildangan. Monasterevin dominated from start to finish and had the game won by half time. Eight Kildangan players featured on the team. Well done to Grace Dooley, Sarah Walsh, Katie Nealon, Lauren Kelly, Chloe Kelly, Orla O'Donovan, Shauna Bond and Lara Gilbert.


Monasterevin dominated from start to finish and had the game won by half time. Eight Kildangan players featured on the team. Well done to Grace Dooley, Sarah Walsh, Katie Nealon, Lauren Kelly, Chloe Kelly, Orla O'Donovan, Shauna Bond and Lara Gilbert.


Senior Team News

13/05/2010
Kildangan Seniors put in a storming display Monday evening, to earn a well deserved draw with Naas.


Under 14 League - Nurney 2-7 Cuchulainn Gaels 1-8

10/05/2010
This was the amalgamated Under 14's Team first league match of the season and it proved to be a close encounter from start to finish. Nurney got off to flyer with an early goal but the Cuchulainn Gaels chipped away with some well worked points to go 2 ahead with 20 minutes gone. A high ball into the Nurney goal mouth saw the goal poaching Michael Dunne flick the ball to the back of the net and this gave the Gaels a short lived 5 point cushion as Nurney finished the stronger with 2 well worked points, leaving only 3 points between the sides at half time.

Nurney started off where they left off in the 2nd half and were soon level with the home side as their midfield pairing of Sunderland and Callan drove their team on. A second Nurney goal midway in to the half and it looked like the Gaels were in trouble but in fairness they knuckled down and drew level with less than 10 minutes to go and the game was up for grabs, but it was Nurney who again finished the stronger with two well taken points. The U/14's next play Cappagh away on Sunday 16th.
Scorers for Cuchulainn Gaels - Michael Dunne 1-0, Thomas Tracey 0-1, Conor Hyland 0-5, Tadgh Ryan 0-1 and Caoimhin Doolin 0-1


U12 Girls Football Update

07/05/2010
With two wins out of two in division 1 Kildangan Nurney U12s top the table.First up was Maynooth, where Kildangan Nurney scored 5:10 to Maynooths 2:05. Friday evening the girls played Sarsfields in Nurney and scored 4:09 to Sarsfields 0:03.


Tom Cross SFL Round 4 Kildangan 2:10, Confey 1:13

28/04/2010
  
A well deserved draw. Confey were five points up entering the last quarter, however a Stephen Quigley scoring masterclass, where he scored three points on the trot, aided by a Goal by Gabriel Murtagh resulted in Kildangan sharing the spoils with Confey.



Tom Cross SFL Round 3 Kildangan 1:09, Rathangan 3:09

28/04/2010
With 10 minutes left and four points up, Kildangan looked to be cruising to victory, the concession of two last minute goals put paid to that. 



Under 11 League Kildangan 1-04, Robertstown 3-04

14/04/2010
   
The second round of the Under 11 league saw Kildangan take on Robertstown. In an exciting game of football Kildangan came up second best despite playing some excellent football. Hero of the game for Kildangan was goalie Eoin O'Fearghail  who brought off some excellent saves to keep the game alive. Others to play well were full back Sarah Walshe, Midfield cousins Lauren Kelly and Stephen Keogh and centre forward Robert McGrath.


Tom Cross SFL Div 4 Round 1 St. Kevins 1:10 Kildangan 3:06

08/04/2010
Kildangan opened our league campaign with a win against St Kevnis in Kildangan Wednesday evening.


Under 14 Girls Féile

31/03/2010
Kildangan Nurney Girls made the long trip up to Leixlip on Saturday last to take part in the qualifying round of Féile, and although winning two out of their three games, came away disappointed.The first game, against Leixlip was a competitive affair, Kildangan Nurney showed all the signs of a long winter layoff when beaten by Leixlip on a scoreline of 2:05 to 0:00. The score does not do justice to what was a very competitive and hard fought game, the posts denying Kildangan Nurney on more than one occasion.
The second round match, against near neighbours Monasterevin resulted in a comprehensive win for Kildangan Nurney, scoring 12:07 to Monasterevin's 0:00.
The third game was against Ballymore, and to be in with a chance of making it through to the finals, Kildangan Nurney needed a win. Ballymore, as always proved to be a competitive outfit, however Kildangan Nurney prevailed in the end, scoring 4:06 to Ballymore's 0:02
It wasn't to be on the day, however with the under 14 league starting in a few weeks the girls will have plenty to think about. 


Underage Training Update

23/03/2010
    For the past few weeks Ros Glas has made their pitch available for 10's up to train (Children born in 2000 or earlier). Saturday 27th March, we to have training for Under 10 and younger (2001 and later) in Ros Glas on Saturday Morning at 10.30.  10's and older will continue with the Saturday afternoon sessions in Ros Glas. After Easter we will be in a position to move back to Kildangan, which will be a welcome relief to everyone. Thanks to Ros Glas for making their pitch available for this.


Table Quiz a Huge Success

08/03/2010
The Cross Keys was packed to the rafters on Friday night last for the Kildangan GAA table quiz.First prize of €200 went to the Round Towers team of Stuart Patchell, Stephen Kindregan, Ollie Kearns and Joe O’Brien who scored an impressive 88 out of 100. Taking a very close second prize of €100 was John Byrne, Ìan and Josephine Lambe and Jay Butler. Third place was taken by the Macra na Feirme team led by Dan Lawlor.
Thanks go to Noel Forde who set a hard but fair quiz, Ger Harrision who looked after the sound, John Worrell of the Cross Keys for all the hard work in setting up for the quiz and also for his generosity in sponsoring prizes, and everyone who donated spot prized for the raffle. Finally a very special thanks to all the participants who made the night a brilliant success.


Adult Football News

04/03/2010
Kildangan succumbed to the greater attacking power of Ardclough in the second round of the Dowling Cup, played in Ballykelly on Saturday.In our first competitive outing of 2010, Kildangan started brightest and had the ball in the back of the Ardclough net shortly after the throw in, Stephen Quigley the scorer. Ardclough replied with a goal of their own minutes later. The game was tit for tat from there on in, Ardclough slowly pulling away to leave the half time score 1-06 to Kildangans 1-03.
The second half saw more of the same, until half-way through the second half when Ardclough closed out the game with a brace of well-taken goals.
Kildangan never stopped trying, however on the day Ardclough finished decisive winners, 3-14 to Kildangans 1-07.


Volunteers Required

28/02/2010
    Successful Gaelic Football clubs are more than just victorious teams on the pitch. Players and coaches are vitally important, but so are the many dedicated volunteers who work hard behind the scenes to help the club function.You don’t have to be a Gaelic Football expert to get involved. Whether you’re a current player, someone who has hung up their boots or a person who has never kicked a ball in their lives, you could be a valued GAA volunteer.

While the benefits of volunteering are specific to each individual, the inclusive environment of a community GAA club is a rewarding place to be for people with differing sets of skills. There are opportunities to get involved for people of all ages, and some of the benefits include:

    * Building self-esteem and confidence
    * Learning and developing new skills
    * Enhancing work experience and building a CV
    * Being active and improving health and well-being
    * Meeting new people and broadening your social network
    * Giving something back to the game you love
    * Making a difference in the community
    * Having fun!


If you need further information on volunteering, please get in touch via the contact us page.


Ladies Update

14/02/2010
The underage grading for 2010 was carried out on Thursday night last and with two teams in division 1, it’s bound to be competitive for the girls.The Division 1 under 12 league, where Kildangan Nurney are pitted against St’Laurences, Maynooth, Cappagh, Leixlip and Sarsfields commences on 23 April. This team will be mentored by Mary Jo Merrins and Patsy Kelly.

Our Under 14’s who also compete in Division 1 thanks to a great Autumn league, will play against the exact same teams as the under 12s. This team will be mentored by John Nealon and Patsy Kelly. The Under 14 league starts on the 12th of April, however a Féile competition will be held on the weekend of 27th March.

Kildangan Nurney under 16s will compete in division 4, against Geraldines, Kilcullen, Kill, Milltown and Robert Emmets. The league for the under 16s starts on the 14th of March and the team will be looked after by John Kilbride and Tracey Rowe.

A new innovation in Ladies football this year will be a series of GO games for Under 10 girls. These games will be non competitive small sided fixtures aimed at introducing girls to football. There is no minimum age limit, and its aimed at being a fun introduction to Gaelic football. Watch this space for further details.

Underage training will recommence in the coming weeks, all existing members will be notified by text. New members are more than welcome. Contact John Kilbride at 0872335109 for details.

Training for girls and ladies age 15 and upwards takes place in Nurney GAA twice a week, Tuesday and Thursdays. Tracey Rowe is co-ordinating things, anyone interested in coming along to train can contact her at 086 6664558


Ladies Underage Presentation

03/02/2010
Sunday 7th February in Kildangan Hall, all Kildangan Nurney Ladies football players, both young and old are invited to a medal presentation and disco.