Kiltale make it three from three in Davis Cup

June 26, 2021

Match Report Kiltale 3-16 Killyon 3-08

Kiltale made it three from three in an entertaining third round Brendan Davis Cup match on Friday evening in Kiltale. Similar to last week’s tie with Dunboyne, the home side started well but failed to shake off the visitors until late in the game – again goals at opportune moments were what kept their opponents in the match.

And just like last week Kiltale started the best with 5 points in the first 10 minutes without reply from Padraic Kelly, Peter Durnin, Shane Lenehan, Conor McNally and a Chris Reilly free.However Killyon came alive out-scoring their rivals by 1-02 to 0-2 before the first water break to leave just two points between the teams. A save from Kiltale goalkeeper Ollie Regan late in the half was vital in keeping them ahead.

A Fergal McCabe treble along with a point from David Donoghue kept the maroons in control though, and when Cathal McCabe sprinted through to strike a goal from the right just before half-time it left the home side 5 points up on the referee’s whistle.

On the re-start, a Willie Mahady goal pushed the side in maroon further ahead but Killyon again struck for a three-pointer soon after. Indeed the sides traded goals again soon after in the 42nd minute – Kiltale’s from Fergal McCabe after an excellent pass from Durnin – and at the three-quarter mark Kiltale were ahead by 6.

As the scores dried up in the last quarter for the visitors, Kiltale kicked on with Mahady and sub Adam Murphy pointing, although neither side scored in the last 8 minutes of the match.

There’s a break next week before Kiltale go on the play Blackhall Gaels away in the next round on July 9th, then they meet Trim the following week in the final group game.


Ollie Regan

Iarla Hughes, Phlilip Garvey, Brian O’Reilly

Conor Shirren, Padraic Kelly, Eamon Ryan

Willie Mahady (1.02), Conor McNally (0.01)

Cathal McCabe (1.01), Chris Reilly (0.02 – 1f), David Donoghue (0.01)

Peter Durnin (0.01), Fergal McCabe (1.04) Shane Lenehan (0.03)

SubsA Murphy (0.01) for F McCabe, S Donoghue for Lenehan, A Donnelly for Hughes, S Mc Kenna for Reilly, D Schilder for C McCabe