It’s something of a rare occurrence for the Barrowside clubs to agree on anything for very long. However they were understandably on the same foot when an application from Kildangan to reinvent a dormant club came before the February meeting of the county board.
Both Monasterevan and Ballykelly delegates were less than impressed with some of the names, which appeared on the list of players, submitted by the prospective recruits. They also cited the danger of losing players to the new outfit. The matter has been adjourned to the March meeting and the junior ‘C’ championship draw is also held in abeyance pending the outcome.
After a very exciting match, Kildangan lost by a two goal margin, although this contest was much closer than the scoreline suggests in the finish.
Best for Kildangan were man of the match Declan McGrath, Robert Murray, Andrew Casey, John Miller and Pauric Casey.
JFL Division 3 South, Kildangan 1-7, Monasterevan 0-6
ON a very cold June evening Monasterevan set the pace in the early stages of this JFL Division 3 South game with the first score but for the remainder of the game Kildangan set the pace thanks to the free taking of Andrew Casey and Robert Murray kicking some nice points from play.
In the second half the winners put the game beyond doubt thanks to a Stephen Quigley goal following a Gabriel Murtagh pass, with Anthony Kavanagh finishing the scoring with a point.
AN early goal by John Murray set Kildangan on the road to victory. Best for the winners were the Kavanagh Bros., John Murray, Stephen and Padraig Casey, Tom Moran, Richard Morgan, Gabriel Murtagh, Stephen Quigley and Andrew Casey.
IN A well contested game played on Sunday afternoon in Kildangan in the Dowling Cup competition, Kildangan
ran out winners to book a place in the next round against Two Mile House.
There were some very impressive displays of scores from Andrew Casey, Seamus McKiernan, Tom Moran, Stephen Quigley. Playing well for Kildangan were Robert Kavanagh, Richard Morgan, Andrew Casey, Stephen Quigley, Declan McGrath, John Miller and Tom Moran.
AN Andrew Casey goal from the penalty spot and some impressive points from Anthony Kavanagh, Stephen Quigley and Tom Moran gave Kildangan a deserved victory. Best for the winners were Tom Moran, Andrew Casey, Anthony Kavanagh, Robert Murray and Richard Morgan.
Scorers - Kildangan: Tom Moran 1-1, Andrew Casey 1-2, Stephen Quigley 0-2 and Anthony Kavanagh 0-1.
ON the club's third season back in football after their revival .in 2001, Kildangan created their own piece of history when the won the JFL division 3 south title at a replay before a large crowd at a very well-presented Ros Glas ground on Sunday last
In winning the clubs first title at any level since 1942. Kildangan Remained undefeated in this season's league.
As with the drawn game, this was a cracker with play going from end to end with some very classy football played at a fast pace.
With Kildangans Declan McGrath and Tom Moran controlling midfield they raced into a four-point lead after 10 minutes of the first half before Castlemitchell got going with a point from Antoine Hyland
Kildangan added further points from Stephen Quigley (two frees), Anto Kavanagh and Pauric Casey (two) followed by points for Castlemiitchell by Jimmy Brennan (two) and John Fennelly before good Fielding and a shot by Christy Rowan rebounded to Stephen Quigley who scored a brilliant goal for Kildangan leaving the score at half- time Kildangan 1-9 Castlemitchell 0-4 .
The second half started with Anto Kavanagh and Declan McGrath in an inspired switch which saw Kildangan continue their dominance with points by Stephen Quigley and Anto Kavanagh before Jimmy Fennell started the Castlemitchell comeback with a great solo goal. Castlemitchell started to exert control in key areas of the field and some excellent play was followed by another great goal by Jimmy Fennell to within bringing Castlemitchell within three points of Kildangan A number of switches by the Kildangan mentors resulted in Kildangan regaining the initiative and playing some outstanding football-they ran out worthy winners.
After a superb game of football, Kildangan captain Declan McGrath received the trophy from Syl Merrins to a rousing cheer Best for Kildangan were David Lawlor Declan McGrath, Anto Kavanagh, Christy Rowan, Tom Moran Robert Kavanagh and Richard Morgan while best for Castlemitchell were Jimmy Fennell, Jimmy Brennan, John Fennell and Mathew Moore