We’re delighted to launch our DOUBLE Christmas Draw 2020.
For €10 you’ll be entered into the GAA National Draw – first prize Renault Clio Dymanique.
You’ll also be in our Club Draw – prizes as follows:
1. Club Membership up to a value of €180
2. One years entry into Club Lotto – value €100
3. €100 Voucher for Centra Kilmessan
4. One All Gift Card – value €100
5. Three Bottle Jameson Reserve Whiskey Presentaion Pack
6. €50 Voucher for Ollie’s Village Butcher Kilmessan
7. Social Club Membershiop – value €50
8. Christmas Hamper
9. Christmas Hamper
10. Two Boxes Keogh’s Crisps
For tickets ring Stephen on 086-830 3097 or Paddy 086-828 2458
It has been difficult to raise funds in these tough times, as you’ve seen we’re constantly improving the club for our members so please support this important draw for the club.
TICKETS MUST BE RETURNED BY FRI 20th DECEMBER – DRAW WILL TAKE PLACE 21st DECEMBERRead more...
Despite no games currently being played, the work at improving our club continues:
It’s with sadness we report the passing of Paddy Kelly senior, the Grand Old Man of Meath Hurling.
Paddy was 94 years of age and created a family hurling legacy that would be hard to surpass in GAA circles.
He was the last surviving member of the Meath hurling team which gaine All Ireland junior honours in 1948, at a time when this grade was much more competitive than that on offer at the moment.
Paddy was the very heart and soul of his community and club and his hard work over the decades had a huge bearing on the successful unit that Kiltale H.C, now is. He also played football for Moynalvey.
Paddy represented Meath hurlers from 1948 until 1964 and was one of the key players as the combination side St Patricks gained Meath senior hurling championships during 1953 and 54. Later he won a junior medal with his native Kiltale in 1972 and followed this up with an intermediate trophy two years on.
It is no co incidence that when Kiltale reached the Holy Grail and brought home Meath senior chamionships in 1982 and 83 that Paddy was on the line acting as an active and astute selector.
He also fulfilled that same selectors role when Dessie Ferguson managed the Meath senior hurlers.There is no surprise to add that the Kiltale man was the recipient of the Meath Hall of Fame award.
So well known, Mr Hurling, Paddy departs our shores with that wonder GAA legacy amongst a list of wonderful memories.
His son Paddy hurled for Meath for over a decade, was good enough for Leinster Railway Cup activity, managed a number of county teams and has served Meath County Board in a number of capacities. At present he is County Board Vice Chairman.
The Kelly family legacy continues on the playing fields as both Paddy’s grandsons James & Padraig are accomplished hurlers with Kiltale & Meath and footballers with Moynalvey, while sister Sarah also lines out with Moynalvey Ladies & Kiltale camogie.Read more...
MHC Div 2 FinalKiltale Boardsmill 1.08Clann na nGael 2.14
It wasn’t to be Kiltale’s day as just a couple of hours after the Junior Camogie side lost their final, the minor side which combined with Boardsmill this year couldn’t take advantage of a good first half display and eventually went down to an excellent Clann na nGael side by 9 points.Points from Eoghan Frayne (3, 2f), Conor Quinn (2, 1f) and Sean Lynch (1) matched the opposition’s six at the half time whistle, five of which were scored by Joe Ennis (3f) – the corner forward was to go on to dominate the scoring ending up with a very impressive 1.13 (9f) of his side’s total.
The team in green had a blistering start to the second half and by the seventh minute of the second period were ahead by six points thanks to goal and three points from Ennis. Kiltale Boardsmill’s scores dried up and a pointed free from Quinn was all they had to show in regular time of the second half.
The side in maroon were guilty of conceding too many scorable frees and the CnG no. 13 punished them with four more pointed frees and one from play.By the time we reached the 30th minute it was 1.13 to 0.07 and Kiltale Boardsmill went for broke, positioning Frayne in the full forward position – the Meath minor county football captain did get 1.01 from that position but it was too late as Cillian Heaney found the net late for the Athboy side late on to seal victory and ensure he was the one to lift the PJ Stenson trophy for 2020.
Kiltale Boardsmill:Liam Boyle; Tadgh Cotter, Sean McKenna, Charlie McCormack; Mark Flaherty, Craig Gilsenan, Senan Maher; Darragh McVann, Michael Brady; Conor Quinn (0.03), Eoghan Frayne (1.04), Sean Lynch (0.01); Vinny Walsh, Noah Lacey O’Dea, Liam Deegan. Subs: Tom Ryan, Luke Gallagher (for Deegan HT), Ryan Daly, Cathal Deitrichs.Read more...
Bike week might be over but the cycling continues from the Clubhouse with two events on this Saturday:
1 . Adult spin ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ Group – 8am start – 25k all welcome.
2. Kids cycle Saturday morning on club track – 11am – again the more the merrier.
Thanks to Meath Local Sports partnership for their support.Read more...
Under 13 Div 3 HC Final
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.
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.
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.
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 BaconRead more...
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!Read more...
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!
Minor Championship Div 2 Round 2
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.
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.Read more...
Minor Championship Div 2 Round 1
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.
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;Read more...
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!Read more...
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.
|1pm||Dundery||v||Kiltale / Boardsmill||Venue – Dunderry|
|v||Loser of Dunderry v |
Kiltale / Boardsmill
|v||Winner 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 nGaelRead more...