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    Sad passing of Paddy Kelly Snr


    2020 - 10.23

    It’s with sadness we report the passing of Paddy Kelly senior, the Grand Old Man of Meath Hurling.

    Paddy was 94 years of age and created  a family hurling legacy that would be hard to surpass in GAA circles.

    He was the last surviving member of the Meath hurling team which gaine All Ireland junior honours in 1948, at a time when this grade was much more competitive than that on offer at the moment.

    Paddy was the very heart and soul of his community and club and his hard work over the decades had a huge bearing on the successful unit that Kiltale H.C, now is. He also played football for Moynalvey.

    Paddy represented Meath hurlers from 1948 until 1964 and was one of the key players as the combination side St Patricks gained Meath senior hurling championships during 1953 and 54. Later he won a junior medal with his native Kiltale in 1972  and followed this up with an intermediate trophy two years on.

    It is no co incidence that when Kiltale reached the Holy Grail and brought home Meath senior chamionships in 1982 and 83 that Paddy was on the line acting as an active and astute selector.

    He also fulfilled that same selectors role when Dessie Ferguson managed the Meath senior hurlers.There is no surprise to add that the Kiltale man was the recipient of the Meath Hall of Fame award.

    So well known, Mr Hurling, Paddy departs our shores with that wonder GAA legacy amongst a list of wonderful memories.

    His son Paddy hurled for Meath for over a decade, was good enough for Leinster Railway Cup activity, managed a number of county teams and has served Meath County Board in a number of capacities. At present he is County Board Vice Chairman. 

    The Kelly family legacy continues on the playing fields as both Paddy’s grandsons James & Padraig are accomplished hurlers with Kiltale & Meath and footballers with Moynalvey, while sister Sarah also lines out with Moynalvey Ladies & Kiltale camogie.

    Minor Final Report


    2020 - 10.03

    MHC Div 2 FinalKiltale Boardsmill 1.08Clann na nGael 2.14

    It wasn’t to be Kiltale’s day as just a couple of hours after the Junior Camogie side lost their final, the minor side which combined with Boardsmill this year couldn’t take advantage of a good first half display and eventually went down to an excellent Clann na nGael side by 9 points.Points from Eoghan Frayne (3, 2f), Conor Quinn (2, 1f) and Sean Lynch (1) matched the opposition’s six at the half time whistle, five of which were scored by Joe Ennis (3f) – the corner forward was to go on to dominate the scoring ending up with a very impressive 1.13 (9f) of his side’s total.

    The team in green had a blistering start to the second half and by the seventh minute of the second period were ahead by six points thanks to goal and three points from Ennis. Kiltale Boardsmill’s scores dried up and a pointed free from Quinn was all they had to show in regular time of the second half.

    The side in maroon were guilty of conceding too many scorable frees and the CnG no. 13 punished them with four more pointed frees and one from play.By the time we reached the 30th minute it was 1.13 to 0.07 and Kiltale Boardsmill went for broke, positioning Frayne in the full forward position – the Meath minor county football captain did get 1.01 from that position but it was too late as Cillian Heaney found the net late for the Athboy side late on to seal victory and ensure he was the one to lift the PJ Stenson trophy for 2020.

    Kiltale Boardsmill:Liam Boyle; Tadgh Cotter, Sean McKenna, Charlie McCormack; Mark Flaherty, Craig Gilsenan, Senan Maher; Darragh McVann, Michael Brady; Conor Quinn (0.03), Eoghan Frayne (1.04), Sean Lynch (0.01); Vinny Walsh, Noah Lacey O’Dea, Liam Deegan. Subs: Tom Ryan, Luke Gallagher (for Deegan HT), Ryan Daly, Cathal Deitrichs.

    On yer bike – again…..


    2020 - 10.01

    Bike week might be over but the cycling continues from the Clubhouse with two events on this Saturday:

    1 . Adult spin ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ Group – 8am start – 25k all welcome.

    2. Kids cycle Saturday morning on club track – 11am – again the more the merrier.

    Thanks to Meath Local Sports partnership for their support.

    The Clubhouse – The Play!


    2020 - 10.01

    Under 13s win Div 3 Title


    2020 - 09.28
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    Under 13 Div 3 HC Final

    Kiltale 2-10

    Longwood 3-02

    On a perfect day for a hurling final, Kiltale and Longwood served up a thrilling final in Kiltale on Sunday. Conditions suited the skilfull and both sides showed they were well capable in that department throughout the game.

    Longwood started best and went ahead with an early point in the third minute, it took a David Regan free for Kiltale in the 9th minute to level things up – the side with the home advantage then began to settle and Regan added a 13th minute free to go ahead by one.

    The lead was short-lived however as Fionn Hanna rattled the net just a minute later to put the whites up by 2 just before the first water break.

    Kiltale responded well with three points from Regan – one from play and one each from a free and 65 – Kiltale back in control and leading by the minimum at half time.

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    With Dylan Bannon controlling the defence from centre back, ably helped by Charlie Benson, Pierce Anderson and Michael O’Shea Kiltale had a great basis to drive on.

    Having got all Kiltale’s scores so far in the match, it was time for some of Regan’s team-mates to step up and the certainly did, points from Jake Ryan, Callum Farrell (free) and Jason Bulloch added to a 65 from Regan to leave the maroons five ahead.

    But Longwood had other ideas and Patrick Nicolson struck to the net after 21 minutes of the second half – game on, three points the difference now.

    Again though, the resolute Kiltale spirit came to the fore and a point from Farrell was quickly followed by a speculative strike from the tireless Bannon which ended up in the back of the net.

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    The joy of that goal was short-lived as Longwood scored another goal after they lobbed a free into the box, no. 6 Riann Duffy pounced and there were just 3 points between the teams with two minutes to go.

    It was time for calm heads for the home side and when Benson hit a long ball into the forwards Farrell was there once more for slot more a brilliant goal to win the game.

    A fantastic game of hurling and both clubs can be proud of their teams, there are great days ahead for both sets of players as they move up the ranks.

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    Kiltale:

    Jamie Ashe, Jake McCormack, David Regan (0-06), Lewis Ryan, Jason Bulloch (0-01), Sean Harrigan, Emett Villing, Aaron McCabe, Fin Bannon, Ben McQuaid, Michael Madden, Pierce Anderson, Jake Ryan (0-01), Michael O’Shea, Charlie Benson, Cormac Murphy, Diarmuid Austin, Dylan Bannon (1-00), Evan Lawless, Callum Farrell (2-02)

    Longwood:

    Conor Dorran, Conor Dixon, James Cully, Rian Duffy (1-00), Ronan Greene, Graeme O’Loughlin, Fionn Hanna (1-01), Jake Lynch, Sean Hanlon Upton, William Phillips, Noel Gill, Jonah Furlong, Patrick Nicolson (1-00), Rian Holton, Sean Kelly, Sam Bacon

    Clubhouse re-opening this Friday 25th Sept – Important Information


    2020 - 09.23

    National Bike Week!


    2020 - 09.22

    This is National Bike Week and “Kiltale Last of The Summer Wine Cycling Group” in conjunction with Meath Local Sports Partnership had their first outing last Saturday 19th for the start of the week and did a 20k route from clubhouse to Dunsany on to Kilmessan and back to Pike Corner on R154 and over the Galtrim hills back to clubhouse.

    We had 15 in the group of men and women.

    On Sunday 20th as part of Bike week we had our family cycle which was 10k from clubhouse over to Warrenstown College/Blacklodge across to Athronan and back up Clonguttery up to R154 and we had 24 cyclists youngest being 5 years of age.

    To mark National Bike Week all this week and we have kids cycling to club training during this week.Our next adult cycle is next Saturday so come out and join us!

    Clubhouse re-opening


    2020 - 09.16

    The Clubhouse will re-open on Friday 25th Sept.
    Govt guidelines will be in place and we ask everyone to abide by them.
    More updates later….see you there!

    Club Update


    2020 - 09.09

    Club Update – more progress with new signage and new nets at far end of main pitch. Thanks to @GerLyonsRacing for their assistance with the nets.

    Relegation Play Off – Report


    2020 - 09.09

    Kiltale 1-23 Killyon 1-16

    Kiltale and Killyon played out an exciting SHC relegation battle in Trim on Sunday evening.

    Kiltale fielded without the Ryan twins Ross and Ronan and also Iarla Hughes who are getting ready for eagerly awaited senior football semi-final.

    The team in maroon started off well with scores from Adam Murphy, Jack Regan and Conor McNally but it was a real dog fight and Killyon replied with some great points from Keith Keoghan and Niall Spollen.

    Jack Regan struck a great goal from a 21 yard free in the seventh minute and led at the first water break 1.04 to 0.05.  

    However Killyon finished the half stronger outscoring their opponents by 8 points to 4 in the second period of the first half to lead 0.13 to 1.08

    Kiltale had great performances in the first half from Brian Reilly and Padraig and James Kelly in defence.

    Jack Regan hit some great scores early in the second half to get Kiltale back into the match, Mark O’ Sullivan and Conor Mc Nally 2 great points from midfield.

    Regan was on song the whole afternoon and was to end up with an impressive tally.

    The second half saw brothers Cathal and Fergal Mc Cabe come to the fore, chipping in with vital points and both won numerous puck outs while Adam Murphy hit 2 excellent points.

    Kiltale were now on top and led by 2 points 1.17 to  1.15 at the second half water break.

    The introduction of Ross Ryan, Iarla Hughes, Eamon Ryan and Peter Durnin proved too much for Killyon – Ross hit a point and was fouled 3 times and Jack Regan slotted over the frees.

    Eamon Ryan settled Kiltale at midfield with some great runs and Mark Sullivan enjoyed his new freedom around midfield.

    Peter Durnin hit a great point following a run through the defence by James Kelly.

    Kiltale had great performances from stalwart Stephen Donoghue who anchored the half-back line with Willie Mahady and James Kelly.

    Kiltale had made a few positional changes compared to previous outings with Padraig Kelly settling well in his new position at full-back and Philly Garvey enjoying his new role at centre forward.

    Brian Reilly gave a great performance for his first senior game and had the huge task of marking Adan Gannon.

    It was a testament to the team performance that Kiltale had 12 different scorers and with that kind of scoring power they managed to secure their senior A status and will look forward to next year.

    Kiltale scorers: Jack Regan 1-10 (1-5f), Conor McNally 0-01, Philly Garvey 0-01, Stephen Donoghue 0-01, Mark O Sullivan 0-01, Adam Murphy 0-02, Fergal McCabe 0-02, Eamon Ryan 0-01, Cathal McCabe 0-02, Peter Durnin 0-01, Ross Ryan 0-01