Liam setteled in Kiltale after marrying local girl Eileen Callaghan in the early 70s.
A native of Tommevara in Tipperary he immediately got involved with Kiltale Hurling Club as a player and also served as secretary for many years.
Liam worked as a sales rep for various confectionary suppliers and all the Kiltale young hurlers used to love to travel in his car to underage away matches as there were many boxes of treats to be had before and after the games! If he didn’t happen to have any sweets in the car, Liam was guaranteed to stop in a shop on the way home and treat the lads.
As he travelled the country he was able to source great hurleys in Wexford and Tipp, much appreciated by the club at the time.
Many great club trips were organised down to Tommevara – a bus load would travel down and the team would play a match and a great social evening would be had by all afterwarsds.
Liam was also a major fundraiser for the club, organising many great ventures such as the talent contests in Warrenstown Arms. When it came to the senior final in 1982, Liam was the man organising the flags and hats.
Indeed he was on the Kiltale winning teams of 1982 and 1983 and a was very proud to witness the recent success of our teams over the last 15 years.
A great gael, he be remembered forever by everyone in the club and parish of Kiltale.Read more...
Kiltale 2-19 Trim 1-21
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.Read more...
A New Year’s Message from club Chairman Stephen
Dear Kiltale hurling and Camogie members,
Another year has passed and like 2020 it has been a difficult time for all families in our community.
Covid certainly has played a big part in our lives and has not gone by without causing a lot of stress and concern on us all and I believe our younger people especially, lock downs, schools closed, constant fear and literally not being able to enjoy life as we know it should be,
But the one thing that kept us all out and about every week was the GAA, thankfully we all got to enjoy hurling and camogie getting us all away from the day to day concerns bringing ourselves and our kids out to training and games or even down to the club grounds for a walk, I certainly believe the GAA has brought us all closer as a community and give all our children some kind of normality for them and ourselves, this you could see in every Gaa club not just Kiltale.
As a club we had huge success in all ages both boys and girls, Men and woman (too many to mention) and a massive thanks to all mentors both hurling and camogie, all this could not be achieved with out your hard work and week in and week out commitment, thank you all again.
We have as always great support from our sponsors and like every year that funding does not go unnoticed – thank you all for your continued support.
Without funding no club could survive or be able to invest in there grounds in maintenance of pitches walk way and club house.
To all people involved in keeping the grounds in such brilliant shape thank you for your time and pride you but into your volunteer work.
We have been lucky to be able to hold a few small fundraisers and thanks to everyone who supported, as the saying goes every bit helps, we also got to support a couple of charities on the way this year and over 2600 euro was raised for them.
To all families who had a love one pass away this year our prayers and sadness for you all is very much felt in our community and our door is always open for any support needed at any time night or day.
Our very much-loved Frank Smith who is still recovering in hospital we all look forward to having you back home very soon, Get well Soon Frank!
To our sister club Moynavley, like ourselves in Kiltale a massive well done this year and continued success and our support like yours to us is greatly appreciated.
As today is the 1st of January and a new year begins I and the committee wish the best of luck and happiness to everyone for 2022,
Kiltale Hurling Club are pleased to announce the appointment of Denis O’Shea as Senior Hurling Manager for the 2022 season.
Denis is stepping into the role after being part of the club’s 2021 coaching team.
The club would like to take this opportunity to thank Brian Gilsenan who is stepping down after a second spell in the role.Read more...
Kiltale 6-14 Killyon/Longwood 0-14
Kiltale were in control of this semi final from start to finish and eased their way into a final they last competed in and won two years ago. Indeed eight of that 2019 panel provided the backbone of this side.
A strong start saw an early goal from Noah Lacey-O’Dea after points from Sean Lynch and Daragh McVann, this was followed by an excellent Lynch strike to the net on 12 minutes.
A free from Conor Quinn gave the maroon and greens a 2-03 to 0-05 lead at the first sos uisce.
Another goal followed in the second qtr, this time from an opportunist strike from David Regan following good work by Vinny Walsh. A Lynch free added to a brace of points from Luke Gallagher and one from Walsh.
Killyon/Longwood were hanging in though and at half time had accumulated nine points, seven from frees to Kiltale’s total of 3-07.
Kiltale started the second half well through another Lacey-O’Dea goal after an excellent pass from Lynch and three Quinn points (2f). Another McVann point and a superb long-range effort from Craig Gilsenan left Kiltale in the driving seat and they led 4-12 to 0-12 after 45 minutes.
As the game reached it’s inevitable conclusion in the final quarter Malik Assani Ryan and Ryan Daly added goals with Walsh and Lynch points seeing out the game.
1. Tom Ryan
2. Senan Maher
3. Charlie McCormack
4. Harry Dwyer
5. Mark Flaherty
6. Craig Gilsenan 0-01
7. Malik Assani Ryan 1-00
8. Daragh McVann 0-02
9. Vinny Walsh 0-02
10. Ryan Daly 1-00
11. Luke Gallagher 0-02
12. David Regan 1-00
13. Sean Lynch 1-03 (1f)
14. Noah Lacey O’Dea 2-00
15. Conor Quinn (c) 0-04 (3f)
16. Liam Byrne
17. Luke O Halloran for Regan
18. Liam Deegan for Dwyer
19. Cormac Dunne for Daly
20. Michael O SheaRead more...
Kiltale had an impressive Junior Championship win over St Peter’s Dunboyne in Athboy on Saturday afternoon. Early points from all three of the full forward line of Stephen White, Andrew Jackson and Sean Hughes settled Kiltale early on.
An 11th minute goal from Hughes left the maroon and greens with a 4 point cushion at the first water break as they led 1-03 to 0-02.Dunboyne responded with a goal of their own in the second quarter to keep in touch but Kiltale had added 4 further points from White and three frees – two from Cathal Breen and one from Andrew Jackson.
Kiltale introduced Peter Durnin in the second half and his comtribution of 6 points (3 frees) would prove to be vital as St Peter’s failed to capitalise on the strong breeze at their backs for the 30 minutes. The move of the match though was to bring the vital score, Gavan McVann broke through from midfield and played an excellent pass to Lenehan who hammered home for Kiltale’s second goal of the day.
Two excellent points from Gavan McVann and a late Lenehan point saw Kiltale run out the 11 point victors.
Kiltale: O Regan; C Breen (0.02, 2f), A Donnelly, J Bannon; D Schilders, S Donoghue, S McKenna; G McVann (0.02), S Lenehan (1.01); B Dixon, S Cummins, W Mahady; S Hughes (1.01), A Jackson (0.02, 1f), S White (0.02).Subs used: P Durnin (0.06, 3f), TJ Lynch, D. Brennan, L Moran. M Burke.Read more...
Kiltale minors looked resplendent in their new McCormack Farms -sponsored jerseys as they put Wolfe Tones to the sword to make it two wins out of two in the Div 2 championship at Kiltale on Saturday.
A first half goal from Ryan Daly got the maroon and greens off to a good start and they led 1-03 to 0-02 at half time.
It probably should have been a bigger gap but Kiltale dominated possession but failed to convert all their chances. Any Wolfe Tones threat was quickly snuffed out by the Kiltale back-line led by the excellent Charlie McCormack and Craig Gilsenan.
However the home team kicked on on the second half aided by the tireless Dara McVann and Vinny Walsh in midfield and a superb Sean Lynch goal capped a man of the match performance form the Kiltale forward.
Points from Noah O’Dea (2), Conor Quinn (3) and Luke Gallagher (2) added to the tally but two performances that caught the eye came from the team’s youngest players and Minor debutants David Regan and Luke O’Halloran who each chipped in with a point themselves.Read more...
Kiltale booked their place in the Brendan Davis Cup final at Pairc Tailteann on Sunday with a superb team performance over near neighbours Kilmessan.Kilmessan had no answer to the blistering start that saw Kiltale out-gun their rivals by 3-07 to one point after just 11 minutes through goals from Adam Murphy, Fergal McCabe and Mark O’Sullivan with the points coming from Jack Regan (5), James Kelly and one from McCabe.
Kilmessan responded and got three out of the next four scores – Regan adding another point for Kiltale – but three points in three minutes from the unstoppable Murphy meant the blues were kept at arms length as half time approached. However the game was over as a contest when Chris Reilly found the net in first half injury time.
Kiltale went into the break leading 4-13 to 0-07The team in maroon and green hoops took the foot off the pedal in the second half making some positional changes and bring in three substitutes before the second water break. Points from Murphy (2), Regan and substitute Stephen Donoghue had increased the lead early in the second half before Luke Horan’s goal for Kilmessan gave his side some brief hope.
Kiltale made further changes with twins Ross and Ronan Ryan making their season debuts as the game petered out to it’s conclusion.
In the final quarter Reilly added three points to his earlier goal and points from McCabe and Ross Ryan sealed a big win for Kiltale who will meet Trim in the final.
Kiltale:1. Conor Ryan 2. Iarla Hughes 3. David Donoghue 4. Brian O’Reilly 5. Conor Shirren 6. James Kelly (0.02) 7. Eamon Ryan 8. Padraig Kelly 9. Conor McNally 10. Cathal McCabe 11. Jack Regan (0.08 – 4f) 12. Fergal McCabe (1-03) 13. Adam Murphy (1-05) 14. Chris Reilly (1.03 -1 ’65’) 15. Mark O’Sullivan (1.00).Subs: 17. Stephen Donoghue (0.01) for Regan 18. Gavan McVann for C. McCabe 20. Ross Ryan (0.01) for McNally 21. Ronan Ryan for James Kelly 22. Sean Hughes for Adam MurphyRead more...
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.
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 McCabeRead more...
On a perfect evening for hurling Kiltale and St. Peter’s Dunboyne served up an entertaining match which was close for most of the 60 minutes before the away side scored the final three points of the encounter to run out five point victors.
Indeed Kiltale also started the better in a low scoring first quarter and led by four points to two at the water break with points from Adam Murphy, Fergal McCabe and two Chris Reilly frees.
Although St Peter’s would add just two more points in the first half, the last strike of the half was a 65 which went straight into the Kiltale net leaving just two points between the sides – a great Shane Lenehan strike from play and four more pointed frees from Reilly left the maroons with nine points at the break.
The home side scored first in the second half, but it was Kiltale who dominated most of the quarter, after a superb catch by Cathal McCabe in the middle of the field he ran towards goal and slotted over for the point of the night, followed shortly by another candidate for the accolade when a pin-point Eamonn Ryan pass found Murphy – now operating in the forward line – who slotted over from a tight angle. Murphy was ably supported in the inside line by Sean Hughes on his first senior start.
The away side outscored the home side by six points to one in the first fourteen minutes of the second half but again Dunboyne struck with a goal at a vital time just before the water break to keep them very much in the hunt.Kiltale re-grouped at the final sos uisce and ended the stronger scoring four points in a three minute spell, the pick of which was David Donoghue’s long-range effort from the left.Further points from Fergal McCabe, and Murphy together with two more frees from Reilly – who’s free-taking was flawless all night – saw Kiltale over the line with a well deserved five-point win.
That’s two from two and next up for the maroons is a home tie with Killyon next Friday night.
KiltaleC. Ryan; W. Mahady, P. Garvey, B. O’Reilly; C. Shirren, P. Kelly, E. Ryan; A. Murphy (0-04), C. McNally; D. Donoghue (0-01), C. Reilly (0-11 all frees), C. McCabe(0-01); S. Lenehan (0-01), F. McCabe (0-03), S. Hughes.Subs: G. McVann for Hughes.Read more...