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Abbey Rangers U16s Secure Silverware!

posted 16 Sep 2019, 11:17 by Louise Fitzgerald   [ updated 16 Sep 2019, 11:18 ]

UNDER 16 D CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL - ABBEY RANGERS v MILLTOWN - HAWKFIELD - 13th September 2019

On Friday night Abbey Rangers continued their remarkable achievement of winning a county title every year since the Kildangan / Ballykelly amalgamation was formed five years ago. Our Under 16 footballers took on our old rivals Milltown and finished the night with the Abbey Rangers name engraved on yet another cup.

Having just about overcome the same opposition in the last of our round-robin games a week earlier, we knew Milltown would be a difficult proposition in the final. After a competitive opening five minutes Daragh Byrne opened our account with a free after Rory McGrath had been taken down. Ciaran Byrne doubled our lead with a long range point soon after but that was to be our last score for almost fifteen minutes as Milltown took control of the game.

Six unanswered points left us trailing by four and battling to stay in the game. On the right side of our defence Cormac Finnegan and Cole Grattan were being put under constant pressure but they fought hard to limit the Milltown threat. It looked like the situation was about to get much worse when the Milltown corner forward was put through for a goal but Sean Fitzgerald dived to his left and managed to turn the ball outside the post with a fantastic save.

Joe Walsh and Mark O’Donovan managed to get our scoreboard ticking again but Milltown quickly restored their four point advantage as the half was coming to a close. Joe Broughall then broke down a Milltown attack and set Mark O’Donovan off on a winding run that ended with Jack Curran passing to Stephen Whyte who blasted the ball to the net to leave us just a point down at the break.

On the re-start Milltown stretched their lead to two before they had a man black carded for a foul on Mark O’Donovan. Our lads took full advantage of their temporary disarray and scored three points in quick succession to go one ahead. Milltown to their credit rose again and scored three on the trot to restore their two point advantage. John Kelly and Russell Grattan were battling hard in the heart of our defence and these two players started a move that ended with Ciaran Byrne reducing the deficit to just the minimum once more.

With just five minutes left Milltown went two ahead again and Oisin Irvin came close to getting an all important goal but his shot went just outside the post. As we missed a couple of scoring chances it looked like the game was slipping away from us but the real drama of the night was just about to unfold.

Eoin Callan pounced on a break from a Milltown kick out and broke the ball to Mark O’Donovan. Mark weaved his way through the Milltown defence before putting the ball in the top corner of the net to put us one ahead as we entered injury time.

A free from the resulting kick out was pointed by Cian Murtagh and Daragh Byrne made sure of it with our final score to leave it 2.10 to 0.13 in favour of Abbey Rangers as the final whistle blew.

This was an enthralling contest from start to finish as the balance of power shifted marginally from one side to the other. While the 1.2 in the dying minutes obviously clinched the game for us, Stephen Whyte’s goal just before half time and Sean Fitzgerald’s save when we were four points behind were both critical moments in the winning of the game. This was a superb victory and the lads deserve great credit for their commitment and ability.

Abbey Rangers

Sean Fitzgerald, Cormac Finnegan, John Kelly, Joe Broughall, Cole Grattan, Russell Grattan, Eoin Callan, Ciaran Byrne (0.2), Daragh Byrne (0.3), Cian Murtagh (0.2), Joe Walsh (0.2), Mark O’Donovan (1.1), Stephan Whyte (1.0), Jack Curran, Rory McGrath. Subs: Oisin Irvin, Danny Holohan, Conor Callan, Stephen Murtagh, Cian O’Dowd (injured) & Josh Wallace (injured).


Report by Declan McGrath

Abbey Rangers U16s Secure Final Spot!

posted 12 Sep 2019, 09:01 by Louise Fitzgerald


After a successful championship campaign, which saw our U16s undefeated they have secured a spot in the U16 D football championship. 

Abbey Rangers now face Milltown on Friday (13th September) in Hawkfield at 8:15pm. 

Best of luck to the team and management! Please come out and show your support! 

Pigeon House Lotto Results 9th September 2019

posted 11 Sep 2019, 09:50 by Louise Fitzgerald


Numbers Drawn: 2, 9, 12, 26

No Jackpot winner.  

Next week's Jackpot: €2200


€30 winners

Anna & Niamh 

Anna & Paddy

Pat Madigan 

Róisín Hanley 

Noreen Pender


Please support Kildangan GAA by buying a Lotto ticket from any of our promoters, Maureen Fitzgerald, John Kilbride and Charlie Sexton, as this directly benefits the club.

We also have a direct debit option. For more information on this, contact our club secretary Michael Higgins: secretary.kildangan.kildare@gaa.ie

U12s Secure Another Final Spot!

posted 10 Sep 2019, 08:20 by Louise Fitzgerald   [ updated 10 Sep 2019, 08:22 ]

Kildangan U12s have secured their second final spot of the year!!


Following on from their recent success of winning the U12s All County Division 3 Final, the team look to add another piece of silverware as they take on Moorefield in the U12 Emmet McConville Division 3 Final this Saturday morning in Ballykelly at 10:45am.


Best of luck to Fergal, David and the team! Please come out and support the team and management 🏐

Pigeon House Lotto Results 2nd September 2019

posted 3 Sep 2019, 12:32 by Louise Fitzgerald


Numbers Drawn: 4, 6, 11, 22

No Jackpot winner.  

Next week's Jackpot: €2000


€30 winners

Joe Kelly

Goretti Quinn 

Michael Sexton 

Brian Tobin Snr 

Denis Collins 


Please support Kildangan GAA by buying a Lotto ticket from any of our promoters, Maureen Fitzgerald, John Kilbride and Charlie Sexton, as this directly benefits the club.

We also have a direct debit option. For more information on this, contact our club secretary Michael Higgins: secretary.kildangan.kildare@gaa.ie


Our U12s have secured a semi-final spot!

posted 27 Aug 2019, 07:00 by Louise Fitzgerald   [ updated 27 Aug 2019, 07:01 ]


Under the guidance of Fergal Barry and David Christie our U12 team have already secured silverware this year when they defeated Carbury in the Division 3 final of the All County League in July. 

The beginning of the All County League put the remainder of the Emmet McConville U12 league on pause and now as the league has resumed and come to an end our U12s have succeed in reaching the Division 3 semi-final. The team now faces Rathangan at home on Thursday (29th August) at 7pm. 

We wish the team and management the best of luck! Please come out and support the team!

Pigeon House Lotto Results 26th August 2019

posted 27 Aug 2019, 06:44 by Louise Fitzgerald

Numbers Drawn: 3, 10, 23, 27

No Jackpot winner.  

Next week's Jackpot: €1800


€30 winners

Kenny Broughall 

Pauline Phillips 

Caoimhe Tynan 

Kathleen Lawlor 

Brian Murray 


Please support Kildangan GAA by buying a Lotto ticket from any of our promoters, Maureen Fitzgerald, John Kilbride and Charlie Sexton, as this directly benefits the club.

We also have a direct debit option. For more information on this, contact our club secretary Michael Higgins: secretary.kildangan.kildare@gaa.ie

Pigeon House Lotto Results 19th August 2019

posted 20 Aug 2019, 03:23 by Louise Fitzgerald

Numbers Drawn: 1, 8, 13, 25

No Jackpot winner.  

Next week's Jackpot: €1600


€30 winners

Fiona Whiteley 

Joe Lambe

Thacks 

F&M Burke

Fitzpatrick Family


Please support Kildangan GAA by buying a Lotto ticket from any of our promoters, Maureen Fitzgerald, John Kilbride and Charlie Sexton, as this directly benefits the club.

We also have a direct debit option. For more information on this, contact our club secretary Michael Higgins: secretary.kildangan.kildare@gaa.ie

Congratulations Joey and Alan

posted 19 Aug 2019, 05:21 by Louise Fitzgerald

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Congratulations to Kildangan and Abbey Rangers underage players Joey Walsh and Alan Donoher who both successfully navigated their way through the Kildare GAA U14 Development Squad County Trials. They were put to the test in a number of trials and their hard work and dedication to the sport paid off as they showcased their fine skills, making a lasting impression on the county coaches. We are very proud of them and wish them the best of luck as they now represent Kildare. 

All Ireland Football Tickets

posted 13 Aug 2019, 12:12 by Louise Fitzgerald   [ updated 13 Aug 2019, 12:12 ]

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One of the key benefits of being a member of Kildangan GAA is the opportunity to attend an All Ireland Hurling or Football Final. The club is now taking applications from members who are interested in attending/purchasing tickets for the All Ireland Senior Football Final between Dublin and Kerry which takes place on Sunday 1st September. 

In order to apply for tickets you must complete the application form and return it to the club secretary Michael Higgins in person or by email secretary.kildangan.kildare@gaa.ie no less than 10 days before the match takes place. 

Tickets are issued subject to  terms and conditions, please insure to read these before completing the application. 

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