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...
More impressive improvements to the grounds. Thanks to Tom Hanifin and his crew for doing the new netting around the ground and to Stephen McCormack for organising the flower boxes.Read more...
Just a quick note to give a massive thank you to everyone who played Zoom Bingo with us for the past six weeks. We were a little hesitant at the start if we’re honest as we’d never done anything like this before but we think it went really well (with thanks to all of you!)
We’ll be concentrating now for the next few months on our main jobs on the field, your contributions each week will aid all teams from Nursery up to Senior and every squad in between. Also I think you’ll agree that our grounds are looking particularly well these days – fundraisers like this make this possible and with pitch 2 opening in a matter of weeks there’s plenty to look forward to.
On the Bingo front, we’ll be back again in the Autumn when the nights get darker, probably early November, and we hope to see you all online once more!
Thanks Again,Kiltale HC Committee
This year’s AGM will be online (Zoom) at 8pm Fri 19th March. If you would like a link to attend please email email@example.comRead more...
Ok everyone, here’s this week’s Get Fit in Feb video for families
And for the over 55s – of course you don’t have to be over 55 to get exercising!Read more...
Here’s the schedule for first week of the Get Fit in Feb programme!
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Remember to look out for the weekly videos also, starting from tomorrow. We’ll post here and on our YouTube channel.Read more...
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