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.
Underage training has already started for the U10 to minor teams. All other groups will resume training in the next few weeks. Prior to this we are having an underage registration day on Friday 24nd March in the Clubhouse, between 7pm and 8pm.
The full list of underage mentors will be published once ratified at the next committee meeting
After registering why not avail of the opportunity to purchase some club wear for the coming season, we have a full range of hats, shorts, rain gear, hoodies and other items. See the Club Wear Link for more info.
Overall, Kildangan gave a reasonably good account of themselves in last year's competition, finishing mid table and reaching the shield final as a result, where they unfortunately succumbed to Cappagh. The management team of John Scanlon and Davy Anderson aim to ensure that the team will be challenging once again.
Kildangan travel to the north of the county for the opening round of their SFL Division 4 campaign, where they take on Cappagh. The sides met three times in the league last year; both team victorious on one occasion each with a draw thrown in between for good measure. The Greens also came up against Rheban and Ballykelly on a number of occasions between the league and championship last year.
The full list of fixtures is below:
Round 1 - Saturday, 25th March - 4.00pm - Tadhg Downey Park, Ballyvoneen
Cappagh v Kildangan
Round 2 - Tuesday, 4th April - 6.45pm - More O'Ferrall Park, Kildangan
Kildangan v Rheban
Round 3 - Saturday, 8th April/Tuesday, 11th April - Time TBC - Kilcullen
Kilcullen v Kildangan
Round 5 - Wednesday, 26th April - 7.15pm - More O'Ferrall Park, Kildangan
Kildangan v Grangenolvin
Round 6 - Saturday, 29th April - 6.00pm - Rathcoffey
Rathcoffey v Kildangan
Round 7 - Wednesday, 17th May - 7.30pm - More O'Ferrall Park, Kildangan
Kildangan v Ballykelly
Round 8 - Saturday, 20th May - 6.00pm - Des Graham Memorial Park, Ardclough
Ardclough v Kildangan
Round 9 - Saturday, 27th May - 6.00pm - More O'Ferrall Park, Kildangan
Kildangan v Robertstown
Round 10 - Saturday, 10th June - 6.00pm - Castlemitchell
Castlemitchell v Kildangan
Round 11 - Wednesday, 14th June - 8.00pm - More O'Ferrall Park, Kildangan
Kildangan v Caragh
Under 10 League Fixtures for 2017. Please confirm fixtures before travelling. Fixtures, results and reports will be posted here, so keep checking back.
KILDANGAN v hollywood
Time: 6 45 PM, Venue: MORE O FERRALL PARK
castlemitchel v KILDANGAN
Time: 6 45 PM, Venue: castlemitchell
KILDANGAN v two mile house
Time: 6 45 PM, Venue: MORE O FERRALL PARK
suncroft V KILDANGAN
Time: 6.45 PM, Venue: suncroft
Full List of Under 14 Championship Fixtures for 2017. Please confirm fixtures before travelling. Fixtures, results and reports will be posted here, so keep checking back.
KILl v abbey Rangers
Time: 10.30, Venue: kill
abbey rangers v milltown
Time: 18.30, Venue: tbc
ABBEY RANGERS V eadestown
TIME: 10.30, VENUE: TBC
confey V ABBEY RANGERS
TIME: 10.30, VENUE: confey
ABBEY RANGERS V athgarvan
TIME: 19.00, VENUE: TBC
castledermot V ABBEY RANGERS
TIME: 10.30, VENUE: castledermot
abbey rangers V two mile house
TIME: 10.30, VENUE: tbc
ABBEY RANGERS V RHEBAN MINOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE ROUND 1 22nd February 2017
Abbey Rangers Minor footballers got the League off to a winning start in Ballykelly on Wednesday night with a hard fought win over Rheban. With Storm Doris showering rain upon the country all day, it was a late call to actually go ahead with the game given the heavy underfoot conditions.
A long ball from Eoin O’Fearghail led to Daniel Gilbert getting our first score of the season and Daniel followed with another point soon afterwards. Rheban pulled a point back before a penalty goal put them two ahead as we reached the mid-point of the half.
A great move involving Stephen Keogh, Robert McGrath and Daniel Gilbert culminated in an Abbey Rangers penalty which Stephen duly dispatched to put us back in the lead again. A Rheban equaliser was quickly cancelled out by Stephen Keogh who pointed to leave us 1.3 to 1.2 up at half time.
We got a superb start to the second half and played some great football despite the dreadful conditions. Robert McGrath fired over a long range point and Daniel Gilbert and Mikey Delahunt added further scores to put us four ahead. An Alan O’Connell shot for a point was half blocked by the advancing Rheban goalkeeper and as the ball spun high into the square, Robert McGrath just about got above the Rheban full back to knock the ball over the line for a second Rangers goal.
Stephen Keogh added another point and we then missed a number of opportunities to kill the game off as we entered the final minutes. A Rheban goal following a goalmouth scramble started the nerves jangling and Paddy Nicholls had to be at his best to keep another goal bound shot out. It was backs to the wall for us for the last few minutes as Rheban pointed two more frees but the final whistle sounded at 2.7 to 2.4 in favour of Abbey Rangers.
It was a real gutsy performance from our lads who showed massive spirit to get the win. Pure hard work from the likes of Daniel Cawley, Liam Kehoe, Mikey Delahunt and Eoin O’Feargail was the basis for the win and well done to them all.
Our next game is away to Castlemitchell on Friday night (depending on what Doris does in the mean time!).
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