Kildangan Under 10s travel to Suncroft for Round 4 of the league with a throw-in time of 7.00 pm.
Wed, 26th April
Kildangan seniors at home V Grange with a throw-in time of 7.15 pm.
Thurs, 27th April
Kildangan Under 12s home V Sarsfields with a throw-in time of 7.00 pm.
Abbey Rangers Under 14s away V Kilcock with a throw-in time of 7.00 pm.
Please confirm fixtures with mentors before travelling!
Kildangan Under 10s served up another superb game of football against Two Mile House in Kildangan Tuesday evening 18th. Two Mile House were competitive from the off and despite being down a few players due to Easter Holidays the Kildangan team never slackened off.
Friday night training continues this Friday evening (Good Friday) for all Groups from Under 12 down from 7pm to 8pm.
Kildangan Under 12s got the perfect start to their 2017 season by getting the better of local rivals Suncroft in a thrilling game of football in Division 3 of the South Board league. The teams were evenly matched, however Kildangan were more clinical when within shooting distance, scoring some superb points and taking goals when they were on offer.
The final scoreline of 6:11 to 2:03 gives no indication of the closeness of the game as many Suncroft attacks were either snuffed out by the Kildangan defence or went narrowly wide.
Nevertheless, a win is a win and the team will be looking forward to an away trip to Castledermot next Thursday for Round 2.
Other Under 12 Fixtures;
Thurs 20th Apr v Ballykelly (Away) @ 7:00 p.m.
Thurs 27th Apr v Ballymore Eustace (Home) @ 7:00 p.m.
Thurs 04th May v Athgarvan (Away) @ 7:00 p.m.
By Fergal Gilbert
The lads travel to Athgarvan on Friday for the next round. Throw-in is at 6.45pm.
With two matches deferred, this was the first competitive fixture of the season for the U16s amalgamation. Without too much time to prepare as a squad because of the minor league, no one could be sure what to expect.
From the throw in, the sides cancelled each other out until a foul in the square on Cian Murtagh meant the awarded penalty taken by Daniel Gilbert was dispatched confidently. For the rest of the half Abbey Rangers were the stronger however the visitors converted more of their opportunities, Rangers a bit wasteful with theirs, allowing the wide count outnumber the scores taken.
At half time, the score was 3-4 to 1-3 to the home team. Goals came from Oisin Hyland, a well improvised fist of a long ball past the keeper, and Thomas Browne who converted well at the end of a slick passing from midfield, points came from Oisin, Shane Lawler and Dan.
Second half was a bigger test for the lads in red, conceding a penalty which was converted despite a good effort from Paul Morgan in the No 1 jersey.
A goal from Aaron O'Connor dipping in just below the crossbar was the last time Rangers would hit the net and points from Mikey Delahunty, Aaron Behan, Shane and Oisin meant the first run out for the lads resulted in a 4-9 to 3-8 win but credit to Suncroft for winning the second half and making it a bit of a nail biter right to the 60th minute.
Kildangan Seniors travel to Cappagh, Tuesday evening 28th for the opening round of the Senior League Division 4. Throw in is at 18.45. All support appreciated.
This is the first of ten games in the preliminary part of the league. The League will then split into two sections; A and B. Section A consists of six teams and Section B five teams. In Section A the six teams will play each other with the top two contesting the league final and both teams promoted to division three.
In Section B the bottom five teams will play each other with the top two teams contesting a final for a Shield. Full points from part one of the League are carried over to part two.
Abbey Rangers-our underage amalgamation with Ballykelly were in action on two fronts today, both games resulted in defeats.
Abbey Rangers Under 14s hosted Rathangan in Kildangan and despite a great start by the Rangers, Rathangan eventually ran out winners on a scoreline of 4:11 to 1:08. This was in the Féile B competition, one round remains against Sallins next week before the league proper starts.
Abbey Rangers minor team travelled to Grangenolvin and came up against a very strong home team, where we suffered a comprehensive defeat. With all games completed in the minor league the team finished in fourth place, a creditable performance given the young age profile of most of the players.
MINOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE
19TH March 2017
Abbey Rangers made it two wins from three with a hard fought win over Moorefield at a wet and windy Kildangan on Sunday morning.
The opening quarter saw two Robert McGrath points come one each side of a Moorefield point. A Rangers attack up the right wing was then intercepted and a sweeping Moorfield move ended with a cracking goal into the top corner to put them 1.1 to 0.2 ahead. A second Moorefield goal chance was deftly snuffed out by a combination of Daniel Cawley and Cian Stafford-the move ended with a fine point at the other end from Brian Day to leave the Newbridge side one ahead.
With MJ Prendergast and Jack Smyth dominating in midfield, Rangers got a grip on the game and pushed hard and the scores followed. A Robert McGrath equaliser was quickly followed by a lead score from Daniel Gilbert.
A quick move involving Dara Lovern, Mikey Delahunt and Alan O’Connell ended with Robert McGrath smashing the ball to the Moorefield net and the same player had a second goal shot brilliantly saved just moments later.
The visitors tried hard in the last few minutes of the half but Aaron O’Connor and Eoin O’Fearghail were in fine form in the Rangers defence. The whistle sounded at 1.5 to 1.1 in favour of Abbey Rangers.
We struggled facing the strong wind in the early stages of the second half and Moorefield took full advantage, scoring three early points to leave just the minimum between us. A fifteen minute stalemate followed with the game in the balance before Daniel Gilbert finished a winding run with a low shot to the bottom corner of the net putting Rangers to restore the Rangers four point advantage.
MJ Prendergast and Oisin Hyland combined to put Mikey Delahunt through for a superb long range point against the wind, as we took a grip on the game again.
However Moorefield weren’t done and they brought a superb double save from Paddy Nicholls in the Rangers goal before finally getting through for a goal moments later, leaving just two in it with three minutes to play. The battle continued but with no further scores Rangers ran out two point winners at 2.6 to 2.4.
It was a great game between two hard working teams that could have gone any way. Our lads were excellent throughout and deserved the win some great individual performances.
Paddy Nicholls, Aaron O’Connor, Alex Fogarty, Daniel Cawley, Dara Lovern, Cian Stafford, Eoin O’Fearghaill, MJ Prendergast, Jack Smyth, Daniel Gilbert, Brian Day, Mikey Delahunt, Oisin Hyland, Robert McGrath, Alan O’Connell. Subs: Paul Morgan for Alan O’Connell. Mentors Declan MCGrath and John Lawlor
Match Report Declan McGrath.
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