Although there was nothing at stake apart from local pride, Kiltale and Trim played out a very entertaining match in Boardsmill on Sunday.
A thrilling finish saw Kiltale score 1-03 to Trim’s 1 goal all after the 59th minute to turn a two point deficit into a one point win. The key score came when Jack Regan played a short free to the on-running James Kelly who smashed home the sliotar into the corner of the Trim net. Regan (2) and Kelly then hit further points in injury time before Trim produced their only goal of the match with the last puck of the ball.
Mark O’Sullivan, moved from centre back to the forward line, had hit Kiltale’s first goal 10 minutes into the second half.
Trim had lead the encounter for 59 minutes, but Kiltale were always on their coat-tails and never much more than one score away.
Kiltale progress to the semi-final in 4 weeks time with a 100% record where they will play the winners of the Ratoath or Killyon.
Trim will play the winners of the Kildalkey and Kilmessan.
Kiltale Scorers: J Regan 0-09 (7 from placed balls), J Kelly 1-02, M O’Sullivan 1-02, A Murphy 0-03, C Reilly 0-02, F McCabe 0-01
Kiltale: S. McGann; W. Mahady, I. Hughes, B. Reilly; C. Shirren, M. O’Sullivan, P. Kelly; A. Forde, J. Kelly; F. McCabe, C. McCabe, C. Reilly; A. Murphy, J. Regan, P. Durnin. Sub: C. McNally for Durnin.
Despite no games currently being played, the work at improving our club continues:
Phase one of pitch 2 upgrade done, to be completed next Spring
New stay wires put at back of far goal pitch 2, though this may seem something small, actually vital as nets were unstable and at risk if we got a bad storm
Hurling walls – both astro turf surfaces will be replaced soon
New subsidised Kiltale tops for all the younger juvenile section
We’re looking at putting new lights around the track – there’s a sample LED light at the start of the track, we hope to upgrade all to these energy-saving, brighter lights
Future projects:- Walking track extension around pitch 3 – connecting to current track
Seating areas around track
How can YOU help?
Social membership for 2021 will be open next week on our website – valid from now until 31 Dec 2021 – at a cost of €50, less than a euro a week-
We will shortly be distributing the annual GAA National Draw tickets. At €10 each these are a fantastic fundraiser for the club as Croke Park put up the prizes and the club retains all of the proceeds – so every €10 goes directly to the club.
When you but a National Draw ticket you’re automatically entered into the Club Christmas Draw
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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)
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
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!
It was a must-win match for both sides and they served up a goal-fest sharing eight of them in a pulsating affair in Kiltale which swung one way then the next for the 60 minutes plus.
It was Wolfe Tones first outing but after a slow start which saw Eoghan Frayne scoring 1-02 for the home side in the first twelve minutes, Scott Farrell netted to draw the match in the fourteenth minute.
Kiltale Bordsmill hit back immediatly though with a Sean Lynch goal and a Conor Quinn point and the maroons went into the first waterbreak a point to the good with Frayne and Vinny Walsh adding to the points tally.
Kiltale Boardsmill continued the scoring after the short break and took control of the match with points from Frayne and Quinn and another goal from the speedy corner forward Lynch, this left them five points ahead as half time approached and Tones were to score only once in the last 15 minutes of the half – vitally though the score was a goal from the ever lively no. 10 Kyle Moran just before the whistle.
Half-tme score Kil/Board 1-07 Tones 2-02
If Kiltale dominated most of the first half, Wolfe Tones did so early in the second, outscoring the home side by six points to one in the first 11 minutes but the points were to dry up for the purple and yellows, Walsh added another point for Kiltale just after the second water break but Tones weren’t finished on the goals front and Moran netted again in the nineteent minute of the second half to leave his side 3-08 to 2-09 ahead with eight minutes left.
The home side were now under pressure and needed a shot in the arm urgently, cometh the hour cometh the men as once again Lynch raised the green flag in the 23rd minute and Walsh netted a rasper four minutes later. Walsh added another point as did Frayne and things were back in control for Kiltale/Boardsmill as they turned a three point defecit into a six point lead.
Wolfe Tones were to get a consolation goal with the final strike of the sliotar through a Thomas Donegan penalty. Though a consolation goal, the score might have a large bearing on the group as point difference may be vital for Kiltale/Boardsmill having drawn with Dunderry in the first game.
The scenario is clear now, Dunderry must beat Tones by more than three points when they meet in the final game of the group if they are to qualify ahead of the Kiltale Boardsmill combination, definitely not a foregone conclusion as the freely goal-scoring Wolfe Tones side now have a game under their belt and with Eoin and Thomas Donegan as well as Kyle Moran in their side they will be a difficult side to beat.
Liam Boyle; Tadgh Cotter, Sean McKenna, Charlie McCormack; Senan Maher, Graig Gilsenan, Mark Flaherty; Ciaran McLoughlin, Darragh McVann; Conor Quinn (0.02 1f), Eoghan Frayne (1.06 1f), Vinny (1.02) Walsh; Sean Lynch (2.00), Noah Lacey O’Dea, Tom Ryan.
Subs- Ryan Daly, Luke Gallagher, Liam Deegan.
Diarmuid Heaney; Conor McKeever, Eoin Donegan, Colin Condra; Eoin Finnegan, Sean Murray, David Curtis; Thomas Donegan, Sean O’Hare; Kyle Moran, Joseph Smith, Ciaran O’Dea; Patrick Heaney, Lorcan McEntee, Scott Farrell.
Due to Dunderry’s pitch
being deemed unplayable this Rd 1 Minor clash was switched to
Kiltale, and what a fantastic game of hurling these teams served up.
Kiltale had won the PJ
Stenson trophy in 2019 and with the extra forces from Boardsmill are
vying to make it two in a row.
early command with points from Eoghan Frayne and Conor Quinn – a
scoring trend from these two that was set to continue throughout the
afternoon. Dunderry settled but trailed by 4 points to 2 coming up to
the first water break – Sean Lynch and a Quinn free for
Kiltale/Boardsmill taking the home side to their tally.
The water break was
slightly later than scheduled and Dunderry took advantage with an
expertly taken goal from Liam Rattigan which put the away side a
Another Lynch point was
followed quickly by a point from no. 11 Frayne that put
Kiltale/Boardsmill ahead again briefly but an Evan Nolan point made
it level soon after. Quinn and Jack Fagan traded points before the
break to leave the sides level 0-07 to 1-04 at half time.
The early part of the
second half belonged to the lads in black and white as they raced
ahead through the excellent Evan Nolan and Fagan, Kiltale/Boardsmill
responded with points from play from Frayne and midfielder Daragh
However there was a
pivitol moment 10 mins into the second half when Kiltale/Boardsmill
claimed Charlie McCormack was fouled but the referee waved play on
and Martin Coffey took full advantage to rattle to the net putting
Dunderry in control once more and they went in 4 points up at the
second water break and feeling in control.
It was all set up to be
a tense last quarter and so it proved, three Quinn points (2 frees)
closed the gap but points from Ross O’Brien and Niall Darcy kept
Dunderry in charge. At this stage Dunderry were still in control, 4
points up with 5 minutes left. A fantastic diving save to his right
by Liam Boyle kept the home side in the game at this stage, cleared
up by his excellent full-back Sean McKenna who was faultless all
started to put some long balls into full forward Noah Lacey O’Dea and
the tactic paid off with 3 minutes of normal time left when the ball
dropped to the no.14 and he struck low to the net – one point game.
As tensions ran high
Kiltale/Boardsmill were awarded a free which Frayne slotted over
under pressure to tie the game, but the drama wasn’t over. The
referee played 7 minutes injury time, and either side could have got
the winner, Dunderry got two difficult frees in this time but failed
There has been nothing
between these sides since they started playing Go Games against one
another some 10 years ago and again they were inseperable in this
There will now be a
toss of a coin to see who faces Wolfe Tones in the second round with
the other side awaiting to play th North Meath side in the final
Kiltale/Boardsmill:Liam Boyle; Tadgh Cotter, Sean McKenna, Charlie McCormack; Senan Maher, Graig Gilsenan, Mark Flaherty; Michael Brady, Darragh McVann (0-01); Conor Quinn (0-06 3-F), Eoghan Frayne (0-06-1F), Vinny Walsh; Sean Lynch (0-02), Noah Lacey O’Dea (1-00), Liam Deegan. Subs- Ryan Daly for Deegan, Luke Gallagher for Cotter. Tom Ryan.
Subs- Ryan Daly for
Deegan, Luke Gallagher for Cotter. Tom Ryan.
Evan Nolan 0-06; Liam
Rattigan 1-00; Martin Coffey 1-00; Jack Fagan 0-02; Niall Darcy 0-02;
Conor Nolan 0-01; Ross O’Brien 0-01;