MHC: Win over Kildalkey gives Kiltale minors the double

December 4, 2012

Meath MHC final:
Kiltale 2-10, Kildalkey 1-6

Kiltale added the minor hurling championship title to the league crown won earlier in the year. To complete a remarkable year for the club Kiltale can add this title to their senior and junior hurling championships.

Kiltale lined out without Cillian O’ Sullivan (in Australia) and the injured Eamon Walsh, Mark Foy and Daragh Brannigan. PJ Walsh’s charges were full value for their win and were in control of the game from start to finish. The winners started the game with five lads of 15 years of age Ronan Ryan in goals and two corner backs Iarla Hughes and Jack Quinn and two forwards Ross Ryan and Cathal Brien.

With Sean McNally and Eamon Ryan dominating midfield and Conor Shiren turning in a man of the match performance Kiltale led at the break 2-4 to 0-4. The winners started brightly with senior hurler Jack Regan putting over two early frees. Kildalkey tied up the match after 15 minutes with points from Conor Kewarney and Mark Healy. Kiltale’s dominance was rewarded with a great goal after a great move finished to the net by 15 year old Ross Ryan and quickly followed by a great point from Michael Burke after a great pass by Rory Hennessy. Before the break Ferghal Mc Cabe released Kevin Ryan with a great pass and he split the defence only to be taken down and Jack Regan hammered the resulting free to the Kildalkey net. Healy Kildalkey in the game with a point as Kiltale went in at the break seven points to the good.

Jack Regan opened the scoring in the second half with a 60metre free and this was quickly followed up by a great point from Conor Shiren after great work by Sean Mc Nally. Kildalkey enjoyed their best period in the game and tagged on a brace of points from Conor Kearney but Kiltale replied with points from Ferghal Mc Cabe and young Ross Ryan to give them a comfortable 2-9 to 0-6 lead after 25 minutes. Kildalkey’s best player Conor Kearney netted a penalty but time ran out for ‘The Village’ and Kiltale eased to victory. Jack Regan pointed a massive long range free to finish out the game.

Iarla Hughes gave an outstanding display at corner back and along with Jack Regan on the full back line and the solid half back line of David Schilders Chris Reilly and Shirren scores were very hard to come by for a gallant Kildalkey team. Forwards Kevin Ryan along with Ferghal Mc Cabe and Rory Hennessy were a constant threat to a very staunch Kildalkey defence. Best for Kildalkey were Adan Shelly in goals, Luke Rickard at full back, team captain David Conneely, Conor Kearney and Mark Healy.

Eamon Ryan played a captains role for his team and he gladly received the Donnelly cup to complete Kiltales fourth minor hurling title since 2005.

Kiltale: Ronan Ryan, Iarla Hughes, Jack Regan (1-6), Jack Quinn, Sean McNally, Chris Reilly, David Schilders, Eamonn Ryan, Fergal McCabe (0-1), Kevin Ryan, Rory Hennessy, Cathal Brien, Ross Ryan (1-0), Michael Burke (0-1), Conor Shiren (0-1). Subs: Sean Ryan and Chris O’Malley

Kildalkey: Adam Shelly, Sean Kirke, Luke Rickard, Tiarnan Bird, Martin O’Leary, David Conneely, Martin Healy, Conor Kearney (1-3), Kevin McKeown, Shane Moore, Mark Healy (0-3), Mark Chesser, John Murray, Ben Rickard, Patrick Potterton.

Referee: Richard Morris


U15 Leinster League: Kiltale take Division 2 crown

Kiltale’s Ross Ryan

Leinster U-15 Hurling League: Division 2 final
Kiltale 5-11, Maynooth 4-5

Kiltale won Division 2 of the Leinster U15 Hurling league last Friday night in Hawkfield in Newbridge defeating Maynooth in the final.

Kiltale beat Carlow team Ballykillen and Kildares Confey/Leixlip combination and Coill Dubh on the way to the final.

This competition was played in three different venues Tinyryland in Carlow,Dunganny in Meath and Hawkfield in Kildare on Friday nights.

Kiltale were backboned by five of there minor winning team Iarla Hughes, Ronan and Ross Ryan, Jack Quinn and Cathal Brien.

Kiltale had to fight hard to win this game but with Iarla Hughes and Jack Farrell dominating around midfield and Cathal Brien and Jack Quinn outstanding on the full back line Kiltale were always in control in this game.

Ross Ryan in the full forward line scored an amazing three goals and five points and was a constant threat to the Maynooth defence and his twin brother Ronan was outstanding at centre back.

Sean Duggan scored 1-1 and Kyle Benson scored the fifth goal for Kiltale.

Further points for Kiltale from Iarla Hughes and Brian O ‘Reilly and Cathal Ryan gave Kiltale a cushion going into the final quarter when Maynooth piled on the pressure and Liam Gilsenan in goals brought off some fine saves.

Kiltale had other great performances from Jack Cummins at midfield and Lee Corcoran and Conor Mc Nally up front and Andrew Jackson the team captain showed great leadership at centre forward.

After the game Andrew Jackson accepted the trophy along with Leinster gear bags from Syl Merrins and Lester Ryan of Leinster Council.

Kiltale: Liam Gilsenan, Cathal Brien, Jack Quinn, Brian O’Reilly 0-1, Cathal Ryan 0-1, Ronan Ryan, Conor McNally, Jack Cummins, Iarla Hughes 0-3, Jack Farrell, Andrew Jackson, Lee Corcoran, Sean Duggan 1-1, Ross Ryan 3-5, Kyle Benson 1-0. Subs – Graham Loughran for Duggan (injured).

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Kiltale under-14 hurlers in scoring form

September 9, 2011

Kiltale captain Iarla Hughes raises the Ted Murtagh Cup at St Loman's Park, Trim, after his side's victory over Dunboyne.

Meath GAA Under-14 Hurling Championship: Final
Kiltale 3-15, Dunboyne 5-4

This game was played at great pace and passion and on a lovely calm evening for a change weather wise. With great support from both clubs the two teams entertained all with great skill.

Kiltale scores were Ross Ryan 1-4, Hughie O’Sullivan 1-4, Iarla Hughes 0-4, Cathal Ryan 1-1 and Sean Healy 0-2. With the Ryan twins Ross and Ronan in flying form one at each end of the field it helped bring the team together. The Kiltale defence on their toes and keeping Dunboyne at bay the backs were tight and left Dunboyne fighting for every score. The Dunboyne Centre forward was strong and put Kiltale under pressure at the end of the 1st half. Taking to the field in the second half it was Kiltale that dominated with Cathal Brien, Brian Reilly in the defence, Iarla Hughes, Eoin Crowe in the centre and up front Ross Ryan, Cathal Ryan and Hughie O’Sullivan. It was a great team performance by Kiltale. After the game captain Iarla Hughes received the Ted Murtagh Cup, which completed a 3-in-a-row for Kiltale.

Kiltale team: Andrew Jackson; Hugh Smith, Cathal Brien, Jack Quinn; Robbie McGuiness, Ronan Ryan, Brian Reilly; Iarla Hughes, Eoin Crowe; Jack Farrell, Sean Healy, Cathal Ryan: Kyle Benson, Ross Ryan, Hughie O’Sullivan. Subs: Connor McNally, Adam Murphy, Padraic Keane, Liam Gilsenan, Jack Cummins.

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Want to meet a four-time All-Ireland winner?

August 16, 2011

Kilkenny star Michael Rice – a member of Kilkenny’s famous four-in-a-row All-Ireland-winning team – will attend the Kiltale Hurling summer camp tomorrow (Wednesday) at around midday.

Midfielder Michael is a key member of the Kilkenny team that will take to the field against Tipperary in the All-Ireland final in three weeks’ time – and, although only 27, already has five Leinster titles, two NHL titles and one All-Star award to his name, as well as a whopping four All-Ireland medals.

Kiltale Hurling Club looks forward to welcoming him, and invites any young hurler wanting to meet him to attend. Please spread the word!


Kiltale win Division 3 Féile hurling title

July 3, 2011

Kiltale Hurling Club's U14 Feile Na Gael-winning team, mentors and supporters.

Kiltale won the Div 3 National Feile title in Galway over the weekend.

Kiltale represented Meath in the hurling Feile na Gael and were hosted by Moycullen in Galway.

Kiltale won through to the final with the following results:

24/6/11 in Moycullen – Kiltale 4-8, Moycullen 1-1.
25/6/11 in Carnmore – Kiltale 4-13, Carnmore 1-0
25/6/11 Playoff in Carnmore – Kiltale 7-4, St Mochua’s 0-3
25/6/11 Semi-final in Castlegar – Kiltale 5-19, Carryduff 0-4
26/6/11 Final in Pearse Stadium – Kiltale 8-7, Muine Beag 1-2

Kiltale got off to a great start in the final with goals from Hugh o’ Sullivan (2) and Ross Ryan (1) and further points from Sean Healy (1),Hugh O’ Sullivan (2) and Ross Ryan (1) and Iarla Hughes with a great effort from midfield.

Kiltale had dominance in midfield with Owen Crowe and the outstanding captain Iarla Hughes.

In the forwards Hugh O’ Sullivan,Ross Ryan,Sean Healy and Cathal Ryan created many scoring opportunities.

Kiltale defence in which Brian O’Reilly,Robert Mc Guinness and Cathal Brien were totally on top and delivered great ball down to their forwards. Kiltale led 3-5 to 0-1 at half time.

Muine Beag started the second half in flying form and scored a goal and point but after those scores it was all Kiltale with them running up a further 5goals and 2 pts.

Hugh O’ Sullivan got a further 2 goals and Kyle Benson finished off another great move with a great goal.

Ross Ryan tormented the opposing defence and scored a further goal and a point.

Substitute Conor Mc Nally scored an opportunist goal and added to that a fine effort by captain Iarla Hughes Kiltale ran out convincing winners.

Ronan Ryan who was sick and missed all the games on Saturday but was introduced as a substitute in the final and made an immediate impact setting up many attacks.

Kiltale had great performances from Andrew Jackson in goals-defenders Cathal Brien,Brian O’ Reilly,Ferghal Ryan and Robert Mc Guinness and Hugh Smith and Jack Quinn made some telling interceptions and kept opposing teams to limited scoring opportunities.

Iarla Hughes played a captain’s role and was strongly supported by Owen Crowe at midfied.

In the forwards Hugh O’ Sullivan and Ross Ryan took the scoring honours and others to do well over the tournament were Kyle Benson,Sean Healy,Jack Farrell and Cathal Ryan.

Kiltale – Andrew Jackson, Cathal Bien, Ferghal Ryan, Jack Quinn, Hugh Smith, Robbie McGuinness, Brian O’Reilly, Iarla Hughes, Owen Crowe, Cathal Ryan, Sean Healy, Jack Farrell, Hugh O’Sullivan, Ross Ryan, Kyle Benson.
Subs – Ronan Ryan for Jack Farrell, Conor Mc Nally for Kyle Benson, Colm O’Connor for Jack Quinn.

Kiltale would like to acknowledge the hospitality of their host club Moycullen of Galway.

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U14HC final: Kiltale overwhelm Ratoath

October 4, 2010
Kiltale captain David Schilder recieves the Meath U14 Hurling championship cup from Ted Murtagh (sponsor, left) and Michael Mullally Chairman of the Meath Juvenile Hurling Board

Kiltale captain David Schilder recieves the Meath U14 Hurling championship cup from Ted Murtagh (sponsor, left) and Michael Mullally Chairman of the Meath Juvenile Hurling Board

Kiltale 6-12, Ratoath 2-2: Kiltale added another U14 title to the title they won last year by overcoming Ratoath in Kilmessan on Saturday.

Kiltale were quick off the mark with a goal from a 65 by captain David Schilder and further goals from Ronan and Ross Ryan gave Kiltale a cushion which they never lost.

Kiltale had points from Hugh O’Sullivan, Michael Burke, Robert McGuinness and David Schilder to put them ahead by 3-7 to 0-1 at half time.

Darragh Kelly got a point for Ratoath in the first half and was unlucky not to get a goal only for great defending by Brian Harnan and Daragh Walsh.

Kiltale started off brightly in the second half with two goals from Ronan Ryan and one from his brother Ross.

Kiltale got further points from David Schilder, Hugh O’Sullivan, Iarla Hughes and David McLoughlin and Ratoath replied with a point from Daragh Kelly.

Daragh Kelly scored two goals in last five minutes but it was to late for a Ratoath comeback.

Brian Harnan was outstanding throughout the game and got great support in defence from Hugh Smith, Sean Kiernan and Daragh Walsh.

David Schilder and Iarla Hughes dominated midfield were Daragh Kelly and Gavin King tried hardest for Rataoth.

Kiltale forwards showed great combination with twins Ronan and Ross Ryan, Hugh O’Sullivan, Michael Burke, Robert McGuinness and David McLoughlin all combining well to get great scores.

Kiltale: Fergal Ryan, Sean Ryan, Sean Kiernan, Cathal Brien, Hugh Smith, Brian Harnan, Daragh Walsh, Iarla Hughes, David Schilder 1-4, Dave McLoughlin, Michael Burke 0-1, Robert McGuinness 0-1, Hugh O’Sullivan 1-2, Ross Ryan 2-2, Ronan Ryan 2-2.
Subs: Brian O’Reilly for David McLoughlin, Kyle Benson for Iarla Hughes, Cathal Ryan for Daragh Walsh, Sean Healy for Cathal Brien, Jack Farrell for Michael Burke.

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All-Ireland MHC B: Westmeath by a whisker

August 18, 2010

All-Ireland MHC B semi-final: Westmeath 1-12, Meath 1-10

Westmeath edged out neighbours Meath in a keenly constested ESB All-Ireland MHC B semi-final at Pairc Tailteann on Saturday.

When the sides clashed at Cusack Park, Mullingar in the first round of the Leinster MHC back in April, Westmeath eased to an 18-point win over Meath.

Although Westmeath led for most of the way, there was never more than four points between the sides.

At the end Meath’s James Kelly saw his goal attempt from a close range free diverted for a ’65’. Paddy Conneely’s subsequent effort to snatch victory for the home side was to no avail and Westmeath prevailed.

The scores were tied four times over the hour, but Westmeath were never headed and crucially posted the last two scores of the game, from Aonghus Clarke and Niall O’Brien in the 51st and 54th minutes respectively.

Meath moved centre-half-back Kelly to full-forward, as a last throw of the dice, but Westmeath held on. The home side also saw substitute William Harnan dismissed on receipt of two yellow cards in the latter stages.

David Gavin gave Westmeath an early lead but that was quickly countered by a well-worked point from Aaron Ennis.

When David Higgins pointed, Westmeath were 0-3 to 0-1 to the good 10 minutes in. Within four minutes the scores were tied again, 0-4 each, when Willie McGrath fired over from close range.

Westmeath’s goal arrived in the 20th minute when Clarke latched onto Shane Fagan’s long delivery and fired to the Meath net. Then Aaron Craig pointed and it was double scores, 1-5 to 0-4.

Two pointed Damien McGee frees halved the deficit, but similar scores from O’Brien earned Pat O’Brien’s charges some leeway.

Another pointed McGee free left Meath trailing by 0-7 to 1-7 at half-time. When Enda Kincaid registered from distance in the 34th minute Westmeath were four points clear again.

Meath’s best spell saw them gain parity by the 40th minute with McGee pointing from far out before Willie McGrath netted from close range after Shane Brennan’s point attempt hit a post.

Westmeath’s replied with points from Clarke (free) and O’Brien to gain the upper hand heading into the final quarter.

Points from Conneely and James Toher levelled matters for the fourth time, in the 50th minute. Meath were unable to hit the front as Westmeath did just enough to clinch a final spot.

Westmeath – N. Kelly; D. Garvin, T. Doyle, T. Gallagher; K. Reilly, G. Flynn, S. Fagan; P. Layde, D. Higgins (0-1); A. Craig (0-1), D. Gavin (0-2), E. Kincaid (0-1); A. Clarke (1-1), N. O’Brien (0-5, 3 fs), N. Kirby (0-1). Subs – J. Boyle for Flynn (ht), P. Reilly for Kirby (51), D. McDermott for Fagan (60).

Meath – C. Murray; S. Morris, N. Weir, C. Foley; T. Raleigh, J. Kelly (Kiltale), R. Andrews; C. Fitzsimons, S. Brennan; P. Conneely (0-1), A. Ennis (0-2), D. McGee (0-5, 4 fs); A. Gannon, W. McGrath (1-1), J. Toher (0-1). Subs – M. Hennessy (Kiltale) for Gannon (49), W. Harnan for Ennis (54), F. Ferguson for McGee (58).

Kiltale’s other members of the squad were Tiernan Mahady, William Harnan, Anthony Forde and Cathal McCabe. Match report from


Under 13s bound for Féile

May 25, 2010

Kiltale Hurling and Camogie Club wish the very best of luck to our under-13s who are off to the national Féile na nGael on June 18th.

The under-13 team are the only side from Meath who will be in attendance at this year’s competitions, taking place in Clare and Galway, and all at the club are very proud of them and are sure they will represent our county with pride.

We also wish the best of luck to the Kiltale camogie representatives who will also surely represent their club and county with distinction next month.


Third title for Kiltale U16 hurlers


Kiltale secured their third U16A Championship in a row when they defeated Trim in Kilmessan last Saturday.

Kiltale captain Cillian O'Sullivan raises the Meath U16 Championship Cup surrounded by his team mates at Kilmessan.

Kiltale captain Cillian O'Sullivan raises the Meath U16 Championship Cup surrounded by his team mates at Kilmessan.

Kiltale started the brighter with points from Cillian O Sullivan (2pts), Michael Burke 1pt, Jack Regan 1pt.

Trim had scores from Gareth White 1pt from David Fox with another point.

Kiltale got two great goals one from Chris O’ Malley who followed that up with a great long range point and another great goal from corner forward Fergal Mc Cabe.

Trim got a goal in reply from Aoran Winters.

Kiltale with Jack Regan, Kevin Ryan, Chris Reilly in defence and Eamon Ryan and Cillian O’Sullivan at midfield did enough to shade the first half exchanges.

Kiltale had a half time lead of 4pts on a scoreline of Kiltale 2 goals 5points to Trim 1goal 4pts.

Trim started brighter in the second half with a point from a 65 from David Fox.

After that score it was all Kiltale with goals from Rory Hennessy and Fergal Mc Cabe and a great solo effort by the outstanding Cillian O’ Sullivan who soloed in from midfield to leave Paul Melia with no chance in the Trim goal.

Kiltale finished off with points from Eamon Walsh 1pt, David Schilder 1pt and Cillian O’ Sullivan with a further four points.

Trim replied with a goal from Shane Lenihan.

The score of the game came from a Jack Regan free from his own half back line which he pointed.

Kiltale had good displays from Conor Shiren, Sean Mc Nally, Chris Reilly and Jack Regan in defence.

Kiltale and Trim had two great goalies Paul Melia Trim and Daragh Walsh Kiltale who both did very well and made numerous great saves.

Cillian O’ Sullivan and Eamon Ryan got on top at midfield were David Fox did well for Trim.

Kiltale had great displays from Chris O’ Malley, Fergal Mc Cabe, Rory Hennessy and Eamon Walsh in the forwards.

Ater the game the Michael Leonard Cup’ was presented to Kiltale captain Cillian O’ Sullivan by Ken McKenna.

Kiltale: Daragh Walsh, Kevin Ryan, Jack Regan, David Schilder, Sean Mc Nally, Chris Reilly, Conor Shiren, Cillian O’ Sullivan, Eamon Ryan, Rory Hennessy, Michael Burke, Eamon Walsh, Eric Ryan, Chris O’ Malley, Fergal Mc Cabe.
Subs: Conor Egan for Michael Burke, Mark Foy for Eric Ryan, Jack Molloy for Eamon Walsh.


Two out of two for U16s

April 19, 2010

Kiltale 7-18, Clan na Gael 0-5

Kiltale got a second win in this championship thanks to a great performance from Chris O’Malley at full forward who gave a man of the match performance.

Kiltale got off to a great start with points from O’Malley and a great goal from midfield by Cillian O’ Sullivan.

Clan na Gael battled hard but found the Kiltale reargard hard to break down with Jack Regan, Kevin Ryan, Chris Reilly and Conor Shiren all playing well.

Cillian O’Sullivan and Eamon Ryan were on top at midfield.

Up front Feergal Mc Cabe, Conor Egan and Rory Hennessy gave great support to Chris O’Malley.

Kiltale – Daragh Walsh, David Scilder, Jack Regan, Kevin Ryan, Sean Mc Nally, Chris Reilly, Conor Shiren, Cillian O’ Sullivan, Eamon Ryan, Eamon Walsh, Conor Egan, Rory Hennessy, Fergal McCabe, Chris O’Malley, Eric Ryan.

Scorers – Chris O’Malley 3-4, Cillian O’Sullivan 2-3, Conor Egan 1-3, Eamon Ryan 0-4, Fergal McCabe 0-4, Eamon Walsh 1-0.


Under-13 A Hurling Final

July 5, 2009

Kiltale 4-11
Trim 4-2

Monday 22nd June in Kildalkey

Kiltale regained their u13 title for the second consecutive year with a 9pt victory over trim at Kildalkey.

Kiltale players had just returned from Feile Na Gael were they represented meath in Laois/Offaly over last weekend.

Kiltale got off to a great start with a goal by Hugh O’Sullivan and further points by Ross Ryan and David Schilder.

Kiltale were dominating at this stage thanks mainly to the dominance of Brian Harnan at centre back.

Trim hit back with 3goals in a ten minute spell to put them ahead 3goals 1pt to 1goal 2pts.

Kiltale regained their dominance and scored a further two goals thanks to Hugh O’Sullivan and David Mc Loughlin.

Trim got a further goal before half time and Kiltale replied with two more points leaving the half time score Kiltale 3goals 4 pts Trim 4goals 1pt.

Trim had the second half advantage playing down the hill but it was Kiltale who started the brighter with a goal and a point from full forward Shane Cavanagh.

Kiltale completely dominated the second half keeping their opponents ton scoring just one point.

Kiltale latched on a further 6 points scored by David Schilder 3pts, Ross Ryan 1pt, Hugh O’Sullivan 1 pt, David Mc Loughlin 1pt.

Kiltale had great performances from Ronan Ran in goals.

Backs Brian Harnan, Eoin Crowe, Sean Thomas Kiernan, Cathal Brien and Sean and Cathal Ryan.

At midfield David Schilder and Iarla Hughes proved a great partnership.

In the forwards Hugh O’Sullivan, Ross Ryan, Shane Cavanagh, Micheal Burke, David McLoughlin and Robert Lawless gave great displays.

After the game the presentation was made to Kiltale captain by Ken McKenna Juvenile Hurling Secretary.

Kiltale Team: Ronan Ryan, Cathal Brien, Sean Thomas Kiernan, Sean Ryan, Eoin Crowe, Brian Harnan, Cathal Ryan, David Schilder, Iarla Hughes, David Mc Loughlin, Micheal Burke, Robert Lawless, Ross Ryan, Shane Cavanagh, Hugh O’ Sullivan.
Subs: Andrew Jackson, Kyle Benson, Colm O’ Connor, Jack Farrell, Brian O’ Reilly.