Under 13s win Div 3 Title

September 28, 2020
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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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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


National Bike Week!

September 22, 2020

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

September 16, 2020

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

September 9, 2020

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

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


Minor match report

September 5, 2020

Minor Championship Div 2 Round 2

Kiltale/Boardsmill 4-11

Wolfe Tones 4-08

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.

Wolfe Tones:

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.

Subs: Ciaran O’Hare, Corbin Jenkinson.


U11s Reach Final in style

September 3, 2020

under 13 Match Result from Thursday evening

Kiltale 11-11 Blackhall Gaels 00-02

We top the group with 5 out of 5 wins Semifinal not for a few weeks but the lads will be training hard in the meantime…….on our way to lift that cup!

Well done lads


THREE Adult teams out on Sunday

12:00 Kildalkey v Kiltale

Junior 2 Hurling Championship

16:00 Kiltale v Trim

Intermediate Hurling Championship

17:45 Kiltale v Killyon

Senior Hurling Championship – Relegation Playoff

(Relegation To Group B)


Minor Championship Div 2 Round 1 – Match Report

August 29, 2020

Minor Championship Div 2 Round 1

Kiltale/Boardsmill 1-15

Dunderry 2-12

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.

Kiltale/Boardsmill took 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 point up.

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 McVann.

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 afternoon.

Kiltale/Boardsmill 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 to convert.

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 thriller today.

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 game.


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.

Dunderry scorers:

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;


Clubhouse Update!

August 28, 2020

We don’t know when it will be…..but we can’t wait til we can get out dancing on the fantastic newly sanded and varnished clubhouse floor!


MHC Preview

We begin our defence of the PJ Stenson Cup tomorrow Saturday away to Dunderry. Meath GAA have previewed the Div 2 contest…..

Division 2A – Dunderry, Kiltale/Boardsmill & Wolfe Tones.

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vLoser of Dunderry v
Kiltale / Boardsmill
Venue- TBC
vWinner of Dunderry v
Kiltale / Boardsmill
Venue – TBC

Dunderry – With the Intermediate Hurling side having a disappointing Championship this year, it would be a massive boost for the small ball game in the parish if their Minors were to go on a good run in the MHC.  Their form in the Minor Hurling League was encouraging and they have a home semi-final to look forward to when it resumes in the coming months.  In Mark Nolan they have a shrewd operator on the sideline and with him in charge the team will be very well set up.

County Minor panellist Jack Fagan leads the team as captain and along with the Coogan’s (Cian and Liam), he will be the driving force behind their ambitions to land the PJ Stenson Cup.  Their opening round game against Kiltale/Boardsmill will be crucial and if the League form holds through then Dunderry will be confident of victory but Kiltale are likely to have improved significantly from the form they showed back in February and March.

Manager – Mark Nolan.  Selectors – Matthew Duffy & Paddy Darcy.  Captain – Jack Fagan.

Kiltale/Boardsmill – Kiltale won the PJ Stenson Cup twelve months ago and this year they go in search of another success combined with Boardsmill.  The Spring League was something of a disappointment for the team, but they have regrouped post lockdown and come into the Championship confident that they have turned a corner and are now on an upward curve.  This is a difficult group and it will come as no surprise if the teams end up with a win apiece meaning score difference comes into play.

How they ultimately fare could depend on who lines out and if Eoghan Frayne steps across the white line on Saturday then Kiltale/Boardsmill will have one of the best free takers at his age grade in the county amongst their ranks. The dual player showed his ability in that Division 2 Final last year and he could have a busy few weeks ahead with Summerhill in contention for the Division 1 honours in the football.  Others who are likely to be key for the combination outfit are Charlie McCormack, Sean McKenna & Conor Quinn.

Manager – Anthony Quinn.  Selector – Francis Cotter, Kevin McKenna & Tomás Boyle.  Captain – Sean McKenna

Wolfe Tones – It is brilliant to see Wolfe Tones fielding in the Minor Hurling Championship on their own two feet after a long time combined with Navan O’Mahonys and they come into the Championship fancied by many to make it a historic season by going on and winning it outright.  There is excellent work being done in the club promoting hurling and seeing them field a Minor side on their own is testament to this.

County Minor panellist Eoin Donegan is a big player for them, and his strength and power is likely to be deployed around the centre of the field.  If he can help form a platform for the team in the middle third then the ‘Tones will be well on the way to challenging for honours, especially if the likes of Ciaran O’Dea and Thomas Donegan can reach their potential.

Manager – Alan Connell.  Selector – Ken Boyd.  Captain – Eoin Donegan.

2019 Winner – Kiltale

Playing For – PJ Stenson Cup

Predicted finalists – Clann na nGael & Kiltale/Boardsmill

Predicted winners – Clann na nGael


Croke Park Statement 21.08.20

August 21, 2020

Note – for underage – please note highlighted paragraph

GAA Covid Advisory Group – Advice to Clubs in the 26 Counties (August 21st 2020)

The relevant updated Government advice on Sport, issued on Tuesday August 18th 2020, is as follows:“Sporting events and matches can continue to take place but behind closed doors with:● strict avoidance of gatherings, including social gatherings, before or after events● strict adherence to 2 metre physical distancing before and after events, during breaks in play, on the sidelines and avoidance of team huddles● limits of 15 apply to groups outside including training sessions (with exception of elite/professional sports and horseracing). There should be no mixing between groups”The additional implications of the above for Gaelic Games are as follows:Games behind closed doors As games must now be played “behind closed doors”, this means only essential personnel should be in attendance.

No more than 40 persons per team should be allowed access to games for the moment. This figure should include all players, management, coaches, ancillary backroom personnel and officials.The 80 team personnel (40 per team) is in addition to essential match day personnel such as Match officials (Referees, Linesmen, Umpires), Media, Streaming personnel and required event officials (stewards etc.)The restrictions on the playing of games in Kildare remain in place until Government clarify the situation.

Underage games Consistent with our advice of Wednesday, August 19th, the Government have now confirmed Parents/Guardians attending training or games in a safeguarding /supervisory capacity are not classified as spectators; however strict social distancing and public health guidelines should be adhered to at all times. In that context, one parent/guardian per child is permitted to attend at a sporting event, including a game or training session, should they consider it necessary.Any person wishing to attend our underage training or games including coaches, parents, players and spectators shall be subject to the provisions of the Code of Behaviour (Underage).

For the purpose of clarification, it is the coaches and other responsible adults, trained and vetted to oversee our games at underage level, who are responsible, on behalf of our Clubs, for the organising of our games at this level.The Government have undertaken to provide further protocols in this context which will be issued in the coming days.Training/Cúl Camps Team training and Cúl Camps can continue on the basis of no more than 15 people (including coaches) in a designated area of the field once sufficient space is available and public health protocols are followed.

Training in Counties Laois, Kildare and Offaly should continue on a non-contact basis, in groups of no more than 15 people (including coaches) in a designated area of the field, until Government restrictions specific to those Counties are relaxed.(Note: Underage groups must be comprised in accordance with the ratios provided for by the Code of Behaviour Underage).Meetings Indoor club or committee meetings should be avoided where possible but when they must take place, should involve no more than 6 people and should adhere to the guidelines outlined previously by the GAA’s Health and Safety Committee, including the need for 2m social distancingControl Measures

All Clubs are reminded of the need to adhere to the following control measures in the interest of the health and safety of our members and broader society:

● Continue to follow general Public Health guidelines

● Practice good hygiene by washing hands and using sneezing and coughing etiquette

● Observe 2 metre physical distancing off the field, before and after events, during breaks in play and on the sidelines

● Follow GAA protocols by not using changing rooms or other enclosed spaces

● Gyms on GAA property must remain closed

● Travel to training / matches with members of own household only

● Continue to submit Health Questionnaires ahead of training and games

● Do not attend training or games if feeling unwell

● Continue to record attendances at training to facilitate contact tracing

● Members who arrive back in Ireland from a country not on the government’s green travel list should follow Government advice in this context (i.e. restrict their movements for 14 days) and are not permitted to present for Gaelic games activities until the 14 days has elapsed.


Club Update

August 16, 2020

More excellent work undertaken at the weekend at the pitches, as well as the old nets at the far end of the main pitch being removed (new nets going up in next couple of weeks) the tree stumps which were there were also completely removed by Brian Reilly.

Unfortunately the Clubhouse remains closed however we’re using the opportunity to give the place a face-lift. We’ll keep that as a surprise for the moment but we think you’ll like the new look when we eventually open the doors again!

Also, the juvenile pitch is now marked and setup for the underage groups including permanent goalposts at both ends.
In future there will be no parking on this pitch, we will be using along the wall and behind the trees/far goals of the new juvenile pitch for cars.

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Watch out too for new signage going up shortly.

To all that continue to assist the club in whatever way, we are most grateful.
Our ground has 2 adult pitches and 1 juvenile, walking/running track,dressing rooms, new toilet facilities and clubhouse that all need to be maintained.
Work like that done at the weekend and pitch cutting during the week is done by our volunteers who continue to alleviate the costs and we are indebted to them, however some costs are incurred.

We remind you that our club lotto is presently our only way to financially support the club. Our expenses include loan repayments, county board payments and upkeep and maintenance. We’ve had a lot more games than usual recently and it’s great to hear the compliments about our grounds we’ve received coming from other clubs.

Continue please to play our club lotto and play responsibly – https://play.clubforce.com/play_newa.asp…

The club fundraiser in May assisted hugely for our 2020 affiliation, COVID requirements (new signage, hand sanitisers etc) and other payments as outlined above.

We’d also like to thank our sponsors, in the present climate it is not easy for companies so thank you all.
We’ll be selling more advertising space shortly as well, details soon.

For the members, committee, parents, teams and mentors you have all been responsible with COVID and we thank you and ask you all to continue to adhere to all requirements. Complete Healthy Declaration before training or games. Wash hands – Sanitise hands on entry and exit – Keep you distance – keep contact tracing list – keep to time slot for training – don’t hang around- respect all others and we should be safe.
If you feel unwell at anytime don’t go to pitch or training or games. COVID is not a disease it is a virus which effects all differently. Be honest to yourself, your family, colleagues if you are unwell and any COVID symptoms – isolate – ring GP and inform those concerned your not feeling well. This is about trust/honesty there should be no stigma if you contract it.

Thank you
Kiltale Hurling Club Committee