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We're Going to the Dogs on Friday, 15th June!

posted 22 May 2018, 14:35 by Kildangan PRO

Kildangan GAA Club are aiming to hold the village's largest social event of the year in Newbridge Greyhound Stadium on Friday, 15th June and we need the support of you and everyone you know!

Doors open at 7.00pm, with the first race taking place at 8.00pm. Tickets are available from any committee member or senior player for only €10 (which will include a race card) and entry for under 16s is FREE!
With entertainment for all the family, including a bouncing castle for the kids, make sure to save the date and spread the word as we want to see you all there. The senior team will also be put through their paces on the night, which is not to be missed.

If you would be interested in sponsoring a race or taking out an advertisement for your business in our programme for the night, please contact Andrew Wilson on 083 1584166 or email pro.kildangan.kildare@gaa.ie as soon as possible, as places are limited.

Pigeon House Lotto Results - 21st May

posted 21 May 2018, 15:05 by Kildangan PRO

N
umbers Drawn: 4, 6, 14, 18 

No Jackpot winner.   

Next week's Jackpot: €4,800 



€30 winners 
Jenny Dunne c/o Jenny Dunne
Josie Kelly c/o Pat Kelly
Mary Hyland c/o Mary Heffernan
Rory Finnegan c/o Maureen Fitzgerald
Jenny Dunne c/o Jenny Dunne

Please support Kildangan GAA by buying a Lotto ticket from our promoters, Maureen Fitzgerald 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.

Spirited Seniors Suffer Late Goal Blitz Setback

posted 21 May 2018, 14:59 by Kildangan PRO   [ updated 21 May 2018, 15:02 ]

On a dreary, overcast Monday evening at More O'Ferrall Park, Kildangan and Castledermot battled it out to ensure they were guaranteed a place in the quarter finals of the league. Fortunately for those who attended, the weather did not reflect the gameplay was about to come.

The home side started off well, winning the break and Ryan Moran scoring a point in the first minute. Castledermot replied about twenty second later to level proceedings. Kildangan captain Eric O'Hara dropped a free in on top of teammate Damien Broughall, who fisted the ball over the bar to give his side a slight advantage. Castledermot had a number of chances themselves, but fortunately for Kildangan at this side, put the ball wide on these occasions. Ryan Moran sent in a monster point from the left to put the Greens two in front. However, the Castledermot forward that scored the first point sent over another, and this was to be far from his last in the game at that, as he added another only a minute later. The Blues kept threatening from here, as their right half back pointed to give his side a one point advantage. The away side continued their form with another three points to lead 0-8 to 0-4 at half time.

The second half began with deja-vu for Kildangan, except this time, O'Hara scored within a minute. Robert McGrath then contributed a point, Kildangan now only two behind. On the thirty sixth minute, Ryan Moran put in some very hard running from the 21 and this was duly rewarded with a goal. The home side were now ahead, and continued to create chances, but unfortunately some ended wayward of the posts. It was ten minutes before the next score was kicked; a point from Castledermot's main scoring threat.

A goal-fest followed, with two coming in quick succession, but unfortunately, these went to the visitors. Moran pulled back a point, reducing the deficit to deficit, but Castledermot added another three, as well as two points, to calm any sort of Kildangan threat. Ryan Moran hit the back of the net for Kildangan to bring our total to thirteen points, before Castledermot followed up with the last score of the game with the scoreline 5-12 to Kildangan's 2-7.

The final score does not do the Kildangan performance justice, as a number of the players put in very good performance. A special mention must go to the youngest players on the panel who have just stepped up senior level; each fought for the Kildangan cause as if they had played for the team for years. The seniors are now through to a league quarter final against a team from Division 3B, which is comprised of North Kildare teams. Further updates on this will be posted here and on our social media when they become available.

Kildangan: John Miller; Conor Mulholland, Richard Morgan, Liam McCormack; Dermot Hickey, Kevin Christie, Phillip Ryan; Luke Barry, Damien Broughall; Eric O'Hara, Bryan Adams, Paul Connaughton, Robert McGrath, Ryan Moran, Shane Stafford.
Substitutions: Andrew Wilson (for Connaughton, 57 minutes)



Under 12s Unlucky in Final Following Fierce Fightback

posted 21 May 2018, 14:49 by Kildangan PRO

Sunday
last was Emmett McConville League final day in Hawkfield. A competition exclusively for clubs from the southern end of the county, it's safe to say that each area was well represented, from Athy to Staplestown, Monasterevan to Narraghmore, and of course there was good Newbridge representation. However, our main focus was the Division 3 final against Two Mile House. Despite the overcast, windy conditions, a number of supporters from both villages came to show their support. All were decked out in green and gold, with only a club crest or a cheer to differentiate which side you were from. The players on the field were to serve up a cracker.

Two Mile House set off with scoring intent straight from the throw-in; a goal coming in the thirty-eighth second, followed by a point thirty seconds later. However, Kildangan were not too far behind, as Nicole Moran set up Luke McKenna for a goal. Two Mile House were awarded a '45 shortly afterwards, edging them slightly further ahead, but a Seán Behan goal gave the south Kildare village side a slight advantage. The opposition were always on the Cillian O'Brien followed up with three points for Two Mile House, before Seán Behan sent over Kildangan's first point. A foul on Charlie Morrissey led to a free for the House, which was well kept out by Alex Conroy in the Kildangan goal at first, but the opposition made the most of their second effort; the score now 2-5 to 2-1. Aaron Geoghegan kept Kildangan within touching distance, scoring the side's third goal.

The next four minutes was the only prolonged scoreless period of the first half. Unfortunately for us, it was a Two Mile House goal courtesy of Cillian O'Brien that ended this scoreless patch, with a point from Conan Kruger to follow that up. O'Brien added another point, with his team adding another goal and two points before the referee blew the half-time whistle. Kildangan added two themselves, thanks to Geoghegan and Behan, which saw the scoreline read 4-9 to 3-3 at the break.

Kildangan had a much better start in the second half, scoring a goal within twelve seconds. The next five minutes were quiet in terms of scores, but both sides were creating chances throughout. Claudio Borgonovo added a goal in the seventh minute, keeping Two Mile House further out in front, and O'Brien kept up that trend with a point straight afterwards. Bryanna Abbey hit the back of the net to add Kildangan's fifth goal; the whole team all the while showing that they would never give up. Alex Conroy pulled off an amazing double save as Two Mile House threatened for another goal, but it seems that the third time was indeed the charm as the score was now 6-10 for Two Mile House to the Green's 5-3.

Points from Aaron Geoghegan and Nicole Moran gave Kildangan glimmers of hope, with at least five minutes left on the clock. The House once again tried to curtail any chance of a Kildangan comeback, scoring another point to bring their tally to six goals and eleven points. Aaron Geoghegan scored a fantastic point from a free, before Bryanna Abbey scored her second goal; only five points separating the two sides. As injury time beckoned, both sets of players worked very hard to ensure this went right to the wire, and after almost five minutes added on, the referee blew up as Two Mile House went on to celebrate their 6-11 to 6-5 victory.

These young Kildangan players gave a very good account of themselves, and were only narrowly outdone in the end by a Two Mile House team with a decent physical presence in their favour. David Christie, Luke Sweeney and Fergal Barry, the supporters and the players themselves can be very proud of the attitude and fight shown today, and with the Bórd na nÓg all county competition coming up shortly, these players will get another opportunity to show their potential.

Kildangan: Alex Conroy, Killian Christie, Zoe Fitzpatrick, Adam Barry, Aaron Schofield, Paddy Neary, Darragh Murphy, Luke McKenna, Noah Barry, Bryanna Abbey, Sean Behan, Killian Reilly, Nicole Moran, Ieuan Gabor Sweeney, Aaron Geoghegan, Sam Cooke, Oisin O'Raghallaigh, Richard Holligan, Sean Irvin, Devan Abbey, Caoimhe Coughlan, Aeibhin McConn, Keegan Connolly, Cilian Keane, Lauren Donoher, Mairin Kirby, Kate Fahey, Ruth Schofield.

Fixture Update for Senior Game Against Castledermot

posted 20 May 2018, 14:47 by Kildangan PRO

The Kildangan senior team's league game against Castledermot, which was originally due to begin at 7.30pm, will now throw-in at 7.45pm.

Abbey Rangers U14s Championship Fixtures

posted 20 May 2018, 14:40 by Kildangan PRO

Abbey Rangers are competing in Division 3 of this year's KWETB Under 14 Championship and welcome Carbury to Ballykelly for the opening round of the league tomorrow evening. Throw-in is at 7.30pm, and all support would be greatly appreciated. The full list of fixtures can be found below:

Round 1 - Monday, 21st May 2018 - 7.30pm - Stephen O'Rourke Memorial Park, Ballykelly
Abbey Ranger v Carbury

Round 2 - Sunday, 27th May 2018 - 10.30am - Castlemitchell
Abbey Rangers v Castlemitchell


Round 3 - Sunday, 3rd June 2018 - 10.30am - Stephen O'Rourke Memorial Park, Ballykelly
Abbey Rangers v Eadestown

Round 4 - Sunday, 10th June 2018 - 10:30am - Robertstown/Caragh
Abbey Rangers v Newtown Gaels

Round 5 - Sunday, 17th June 2018 - 10.30am - Kill
Abbey Rangers v Kill

Round 6 - Sunday, 24th June 2018 - 10.30am - Stephen O'Rourke Memorial Park, Ballykelly
Abbey Rangers v Kilcullen

Round 7 - Sunday, 1st July 2018 - 10.30am - Milltown
Abbey Rangers v Milltown

Under 12s Face Two Mile House in Final

posted 17 May 2018, 16:33 by Kildangan PRO   [ updated 20 May 2018, 14:24 ]

We would like to wish the very best of luck to our under 12 team who will play Two Mile House in the South Board Division 3 final in Manguard Centre of Excellence, Hawkfield on Sunday morning. Throw-in is fixed for 11.15am.

This is a fantastic achievement for the entire squad, who will be aiming to follow in the footsteps of their predecessors who won last year's final
at this grade. We would also like to thank and congratulate Luke Sweeney, Fergal Barry & David Christie on their fantastic work with the panel throughout the campaign.

Please come along to support our club's young players in their quest to bring another title back to Kildangan!

Seniors Too Strong for Ellistown

posted 16 May 2018, 15:25 by Kildangan PRO   [ updated 16 May 2018, 16:30 ]

The phrase "goals win games" comes to mind as our seniors recorded a 4-8 to 2-8 victory away to Ellistown on Wednesday evening. The weather conditions were ideal for football, with the exception of a light wind, which did not seem to affect either side very much.

Kildangan were straight off the mark with a goal from Eric O'Hara; a result of some fine build up play by Luke Barry and Ryan Moran. The Ellistown corner forward followed Eric's effort with a point, before the full forward contributed a goal to put the home side one point up. O'Hara added a point to level the two sides, followed by another from Dermot Hickey to edge the visitors in front. A hard worked Bryan Adams run got the ball to Eric before the ball ended up with Ryan Moran who shot to the back of the net. Moran then scored a free midway through the half. O'Hara was instrumental in Robert McGrath's point which came about as a result of a foul on Ryan Moran.

It was almost the twenty-first minute before Ellistown added their next score, which came about from a free. The men in blue and gold followed up this four minutes later. However, Kildangan's goal scoring had not come to an end, as Eric O'Hara converted a penalty, and there was still more to come. Just short of half time, O'Hara kicked the ball in from the left on top of Bryan Adams. An ambitious effort, but Adams worked his way around the keeper to see Kildangan lead 4-4 to 1-3 at half time.

Ellistown started off the better in the second half with a point from one of their midfielders. Damien Broughall won the ball around the centre of the pitch, which made its way to Kevin Christie before Eric O'Hara scored once again, with Ryan Moran also pointing about five minutes in. Nevertheless, the home team were far from dead and buried, and followed up with a goal and five points throughout the half. Kildangan scored only two more points during this period, but it was enough to keep them well ahead of Ellistown.

Following defeats to Kilcullen and Monasterevan, this win really showed Kildangan's capabilities and gave a much-needed boost to the team for the remainder of their league campaign. Captain Eric O'Hara in particular really stood out. We welcome Castledermot to More O'Ferrall Park on Monday, with throw-in at 7.30pm.


Kildangan:
John Miller; Conor Mulholland, Jordan Kaye; Kevin Christie, Stephen Keogh; Luke Barry, Damien Broughall; Eric O'Hara, Bryan Adams, Robert McGrath; Ryan Moran, Dermot Hickey
Substitutes: Darragh Kennedy (for Kaye, 40 minutes), Liam McCormack (for McGrath, 48 minutes), Andrew Wilson.

By Andrew Wilson
Thanks to our club secretary, Michael Higgins, for the photographs.

Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camp Coming Soon

posted 15 May 2018, 15:48 by Kildangan PRO   [ updated 16 May 2018, 17:12 ]

Our Kildangan GAA Cúl Camp is fixed for 9th to 13th July 2018. The website is now open for bookings here. The cost is €60 for the first child, €50 for a second child and €40 for third and subsequent children.

Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps provide boys and girls – between the ages of 6 and 13 – with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around maximising enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic Games. Below is some important information about the camps.

Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps provide boys and girls – between the ages of 6 and 13 – with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around maximising enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic Games

Activities are player-centred with a Games Based approach with a strong emphasis being placed on personal development and well-being. Activities are also organised in an age-appropriate manner with a view to:

Optimise learning

Enhance friendships

Improve physical & psychological Well-being

Promote school and club links


Other Key Features of the Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps

  • The camps are structured so that a different aspect of the game is worked on each day.
  • The programme involves coaching specific skills of the game and provide the opportunity for children to put into practice what they have learned through small sided games.
  • During the camp week, a "blitz" is organised to provide each child with an introduction to competitive games.


What To Bring:

  • Packed Lunch + Drink
  • Hurley and Helmet for Hurling and Camogie
  • Mouthguard for Football
  • Suitable playing gear, tracksuit, shorts, runners, boots
  • Rain jacket and changes of gear on wet days
  • Sun cream and baseball hat
  • Towel
  • Water

Pigeon House Lotto Results - 14th May

posted 15 May 2018, 15:22 by Kildangan PRO

N
umbers Drawn: 10, 12, 17, 23 

No Jackpot winner.   

Next week's Jackpot: €4,600 



€30 winners 
Rose Dooley c/o John McCormack
Sean, Cian & Caoimhe Murphy c/o Pat Kelly
Ber Hughes c/o John McCormack
Alan Forde c/o Jenny Dunne
Mary Brady c/o Tony Harrington

Please support Kildangan GAA by buying a Lotto ticket from our promoters, Maureen Fitzgerald 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.

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