Kiltale Camogie Club – Celebrating 20 years 

June 15, 2017

Pictured: Kiltale’s first camogie team, in 1997.

Kiltale Camogie Club was formed on the 23rd March 1997. The team consisted of family and friends and was known more for their social skills than their Camogie, but it was a great foundation to build on and the club went from strength to strength. In 1998 the club reached a Junior Camogie Final,  to be beaten by Navan O’Mahony’s. The club had one underage team, an U-14 team (below) who were defeated by Trim in the Plate final again only a year formed and the momentum was growing.

The Kiltale ladies went from strength to strength and in 1999 the team went one better than in 1998 when they captured the Junior Championship title from Donaghmore-Ashbourne in a “tense and tight” battle in Stamullen.  The weather was brutal but it didn’t prevent Paddy “The Doc” Walsh and his team outwitting the opposition and gave Freda O’Leary (née Gilsenan) the honour of being the 1st winning captain in the Club’s history.

The club are now fielding Senior, U16, U14, U12, U10 & U8 teams and joining other clubs for Minor and U21.   The success has been immense in winning the Intermediate Camogie Championship and League in 2012 and in 2015 winning Intermediate Championship and Summer League. The fruit of the 2009 Feile team and that of other underage wins at U13 in recent years is a promising outlook for the club.   Now in Senior ranks they hope to build and hopefully be successful in this grade in the coming years.

The 2007 camogie team, pictured with Galway’s Joe Canning

As the club celebrate this weekend with a training fun evening on Friday 16th July and the Kiltale County Camogie girls – Louise Donoghue, Aideen Smith, Cheyenne O’Brien and Fia O’Brien – meeting and greeting the kids and participating in training and the Kilkenny star Stacey Quirke going to join in and speak to the kids it will tick off the celebrations in style.

Then on Saturday evening 17th June it is an evening for reminiscing with the past and present players/mentors and committees gathering in Kiltale Clubhouse. The 2016 Annual Camogie Club Awards will be presented and there will be music and food.  In 2007 the club acknowledged its 10-year anniversary at the Kiltale Hurling and Camogie Club Dinner dance held in the Ardboyne.  On this night the special guest was a (very) young Joe Canning and he presented the past players a token to acknowledge the 10 year anniversary.

The 2017 Kiltale Camogie senior squad.

One decade on, the club are proud of all they have achieved and wish all the past and present people associated in anyway players, mentors, committees, sponsors, voluntaries, parents, Kiltale Hurling Club and supporters: a huge thank you for your continuing support to the club.

Bring on the next decade!


Colleges: Dunshaughlin are Dublin Senior B camogie champions

January 26, 2016
The Dunshaughlin girls celebrate

The Dunshaughlin girls celebrate

Dunshaughlin CC: 6-6
Mhuire, Clane: 3-11

Dunshaughlin CC captured the Dublin Colleges Senior B Camogie Championship by beating Scoil Mhuire Clane in the final played in Clan Na Gael, Fontenoys, Ringsend.

Hero of the day was Kilmessan girl Nadine Doyle, who notched an incredible 5 goals and 5 points of the 6-6 total.

Playing into the breeze in the first half, Clane started the brighter and had 3 points on the board before Nadine scored an opening free for Dunshaughlin.

The Clane girls were dominant in mid-field at this stage and added a further goal and a point before a speculative shot from Megan Thynne ended up in the Clane net keeping Dunshaughlin in the game.

Luckily for Dunshaughlin Nadine was in top form at had 2-2 more on the board before halftime leaving the score 3-3 to 1-7, Dunshaughlin with a slender 2 point lead facing into a strong breeze in the second half.

Things looked ominious when the Clane girls had leveled matters in their first two attacks in the second half.

Dunshaughlin goalie Rachel Duffy made some vital saves at this stage turning two goal bound shots over her crossbar to keep Dunshaughlin in the game.

In was at this stage that the Dunshaughlin girls determination and fighting spirit came to the fore with midfielders Megan Thynne and Kiltales Fia O’Brien getting to grips with their opponents providing the ammunition for the peerless Nadine to go on a scoring spree.

Winning every ball that came her way she scored 4 goals and 2 points between the 10th and 20th minute to leave Dunshaughlin with a comfortable lead.

The Clane girls enjoyed plenty of possession but with Caoimhe Rooney at centre-back, Joelle Smyth at full-back and Fia now playing in a defensive position repelling the attacks the scores weren’t coming for the Kildare Girls.

Two late goals left the final few minutes tense but the Meath girls held out to earn a terrific win.

They now go on to represent Dublin in the All-Ireland series.

Dunshaughlin Team: Rachael Duffy (Kilmessan), Hayley Reynolds (Drumree), Joelle Smyth (Kilmessan), Hannah Loughran (Kilmessan), Saoirse Carey (Drumree), Caoimhe Rooney (Drumree), Sonia Leonard (Drumree), Megan Thynne 1-0  (Kilmessan), Fia O’Brien (Kiltale), Chloe Mahon (Drumree), Aine Brady (Kilmessan), Kevagh Slater (Drumree), Ruth Fagan (Ratoath), Nadine Doyle 5-5 (Kilmessan), Juliette Wall 0-1 (Drumree)

Subs: Martha Reidy (Kildalkey), Lara Reynolds (Drumree), Raina Byrne (Drumree), Emma Flynn (Drumree), Muireann Ryan (Drumree), Ciara Fitzpatrick (Drumree), Rachel Garrett (Kiltale)

Report by Mick O’Keeffe


Good luck girls!

September 18, 2015

Everyone at the club wishes Fia O’Brien and the Meath Camogie minor team and mentors the very best of luck in the Leinster Final this weekend!

The girls take on Laois on Sunday in Clonad GAA Club, Portlaoise – throw-in is at 12 noon. Best of luck girls!


Camogie Club: Trash ‘n Treasure

March 27, 2014

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Kiltale Camogie Club survives through the generosity of the community, sponsors and its members. Fundraising is essential to the life of the club as it allows us to provide gear, equipment, and pay for all the other types of general overheads.

In light of this Kiltale Camogie Club are organising a trash n’ treasure event which will take place at the clubhouse on 12th April.

Good quality, clean clothes, jewellery, bags and shoes can be dropped off at the clubhouse the week before the event. Dates will be announced. The items will be put on display and the prices will be negotiated over between the buyer and seller (sellers will be club members). However in general they will be only a few euros, great deals all round!

This is a fantastic opportunity to donate items that you don’t want and to find some great bargains – all the while helping the club hugely!

This style exploit will take place from 2 until 6. High Tea will be served throughout the day for you to enjoy at your leisure.

Come along, you never know what treasures you might find!


Camogie: League title for Kiltale

December 4, 2012

Meath Camogie league, Division 2: Final (replay)
Kiltale 3-6, Navan O’Mahony’s 2-4

Kiltale made no mistake in this replay beating Navan and capturing the Division 2 league title.

Missing five players from the last day, the odds were all against Kiltale but a great start with a goal apiece from Niamh Courtney and Donna McGann made sure Kiltale were well on their way with a 2-4 to 1-1 lead at half time.

The second half proved a tighter affair with Navan hitting 1-1 without reply but Kiltale settled and thanks to some superb defending from Jessica Moriarty , Ciara Donoghue and Shirley Dixon the Navan fight back was quenched.

Another goal from Niamh Courtney ensured Kiltale got the win, which means that Kiltale were unbeaten in both league and championship, a feat completed by no other camogie team in Meath this year. Best for Kiltale were Jessica Moriarty, Niamh Courtney, Cheyanne O’Brien, Jenny Rispin, Taylor Little and Ciara Donoghue.

Christy Mangan presented the shield to Louise Donoghue where he complemented the Kiltale Club on their great year and praised their hard work since being relegated in 2011. In her speech Louise paid tribute to Brian Coughlan for his efforts this year.

Kiltale: Louise Byrne, Ciara Malee, Fiona Madden, Jessica Moriarty, Shirley Dixon, Ciara Donoghue, Taylor Little, Louise Donoghue, Aoife Weston, Sarah Kelly, Cliona O’Sullivan, Donna McGann, Niamh Courtney, Cheyanne O’Brien, Jenny Rispin, Niamh McGroder and Sinead Dixon

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Camogie: Intermediate league: Kiltale 3-11, Navan 2-8

March 5, 2012

This was tough opposition for Kiltale to open their 2012 season. After getting relegated last year Kiltale needed a good start to this year’s campaign.

It was Navan who got the early lead, getting a goal from the puck in leaving Kiltale chasing the game. Kiltale responded well and showed no fear to their senior opponents. They fought back and took the lead thanks to scores from Cheyenne O’Brien, Aoife Weston, Taylor little and two goals from Sarah Kelly gave Kiltale a much deserved lead in the first half.

Once again in the second half Navan started the strongest and fought back with three unanswered points to narrow the score difference to just three points. Kiltale responded with scores once again from Cheyenne O’Brien and Donna Mc Gann. Navan tired to fight back and managed to score a goal however Kiltale answered it with a Cheyenne O’Brien goal to finish the stronger team. Kiltale were comfortable winners in the end.

Kiltale team
Jane Walsh, Sinead Mc Groder, Shirley Dixon, Ciara Donoghue, Eileen Connelly, Shiela Courtney, Alannah Madden, Louise Donoghue (0-1), Jessica Moriarty, Aoife Weston (0-1), Donna Mc Gann (0-1), Cheyenne O’Brien (1-6), Taylor Little (0-1), Mary Connelly, Sarah Kelly (2-1), Chelsea Weldon, Aideen Smith (on for Alannah Madden), Niamh Courtney ( on for Mary Connelly), Andrea Pearle (on for Jessica Moriarty), Orla Hegerthy, Cliodhna O’Sullivan, Ciara Mallee.

Best for Kiltale: Cheyenne O’Brien, Louise Donoghue, Aoife Weston


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.


Junior Championship: Kiltale v Ratoath

May 8, 2009

Kiltale played their first game of the Junior Championship on Thursay 7th May in kiltale. Kiltale proved to be quite strong with a great win over Ratoath.

Final Score – Kiltale 4-2,  Ratoath no score.

Team lined out as follows:

)Niamh Courtney
2)Darragh McCormack
3)Rebecca Mulligan
4)Beylinda Weldon
5)Jessica Moriarty
6)Niamh McGroder
7)Evelyn Dixon
8)Ciara Donoghue
9)Cliona Osullivan
10)Afra Schilder
11)Sarah Whelan
12)aoife Weston
13)amy Hegarty
14)cheyenne Obrien
15)Taylor Little

Scores came from Sarah Whelan, Cheyenne O’Brien, and Afra Schilder.