Match Report-Under 14 Division 4 Final

posted by rúnaí Cill Daingin

Under 14 Division 4 Championship Final Abbey Rangers v Milltown    at Hawkfield 25th June 2017

To describe the last few minutes of this game would probably sum it up best - a late Cian Murtagh free that hit the post and went over to put us a point ahead; a Milltown goal bound shot that hit the crossbar and came back out; 2 stoppages with players going down injured; two yellow cards – crazy stuff, but we won!

Joey Walsh hit the opening point of the game before Milltown rocked us with two goals in the space of two minutes. The teams then swapped points before Oisin Irvine hit a cracker of a goal to bring us back into the game, however Milltown regained the upper hand with four points in succession to establish a 2.05 to 1.02 lead as we reached the mid-point of the half.

Our half back line of Cormac Finnegan, Ciaran Byrne and John Kelly came storming into the game and provided the springboard for an Abbey Rangers onslaught that saw us out-score the opposition 1.04 to 0.01 over the remainder of the half. 

The goal came from Mark O’Donovan and we had some well taken points from Thomas Browne, Cian Murtagh and Dara Byrne. This was a critical period of the game as we were in danger of slipping out of contention, however going in level at 2.06 each at the break was a great position to be in.

Milltown came out breathing fire in the opening minutes of the second half and went a point ahead before Dara Byrne levelled again. A goalmouth scramble then ended with Jack Curran rattling the net at the third attempt after the Milltown defence had twice foiled his efforts. 

Cian Murtagh showed keen dead ball skills when he thumped a free off the ground and over the bar and Dara Byrne hit another fine point to increase our lead to 3.09 to 2.07. As the game headed into the final ten minutes Rangers began to run out of steam and Milltown saw their chance and duly took it. Relentless pressure ended with Milltown being awarded a penalty which was well converted. Another Milltown attack was blocked by a combination of Thomas Browne and Ciaran Byrne; in the resulting scramble a Milltown boot put the ball past goalkeeper Sean Fitzgerald to them a point up. 

With Milltown now totally dominant we feared the worst and Sean Fitzgerald made a fantastic save to prevent another Milltown goal and almost certain defeat. John Kelly broke out of defence and played a superb pass to Thomas Browne who was hauled down for a free which was converted by Cian Murtagh. Level again! 

As we headed into the final minute of normal time John Kelly broke forward again. This time it was Mark O’Donovan who felt the weight of the Milltown defence as he was hauled down for a free. Murtagh considered putting it on the ground again but figured it was too far out. He tried to steal a couple of metres as the referee dealt a yellow card to the Milltown defender but the man in black was having none of it and moved him back. Cian launched it high and, with the umpire raising his arms to signal wide, the ball hit the inside of the post and dropped onto the roof of the net to put us one ahead again. 

Milltown came at us once more from the kick out and a scorching shot came thundering back off the crossbar, allowing full back Bobby Wall to clear the danger. The referee ignored Abbey Rangers calls for the whistle as we entered the fifth minute of injury time. And on we played. Possession was vital and Rangers managed to hold it as the clock continued to tick. And finally, the whistle sounded with Abbey Rangers victorious on a scoreline of 3.11 to 4.07.

It was a magnificent game of football and great credit is due to both teams for the level of determination and skill they displayed. It’s very promising for both the Kildangan and Ballykelly clubs to see the depth of talent that’s on the way up with this bunch of Abbey Rangers players. Well done to the entire playing panel and management team on a great win.

Abbey Rangers:Sean Fitzgerald, Cole Grattan, Robert Wall, Joe Broughall, John Kelly, Ciaran Byrne, Cormac Finnegan, Thomas Browne, Mark O’Donovan, Cian Murtagh, Dara Byrne, Josh Wallace, Oisin Irvine, Jack Curran, Joey Walsh, Cian O’Dowd, Tommy Whyte, Rory McGrath, Colm Coughlan, Stephen Whyte, Russell Grattan & Alex Conlon. Mentors Liam O'Donovan and Trevor Holligan

Match Report Declan McGrath

Kildangan Juvenile Update

posted by rúnaí Cill Daingin   [ updated ]

As we approach the mid point of our season with games in full swing at all levels Kildangan juvenile GAA continues to perform well.
Our under 9s have just completed their league playing games against Grange, Robertstown, Sarsfields, Castlemitchell and Nurney. Although at this age the games are strictly non-competitive and structured to give all children game time the team showed a huge improvement in skill levels over the year. Many of the under 9s will go on to compete in the under 10s competition - especially as numbers are likely to suffer due to summer holidays.
At under 11 level, we have completed four of our five games having played against Grange, Round Towers, Rathangan and Moorefield. Our final game in this league is at home V Ballymore on Thursday 29th June. Again the team gave a very good account of themselves in all games.
Over the summer the South Board will be organising blitzes for Under 6 to Under 8 level, we will be hosting one blitz, details will follow.

Well done to all players and mentors-not forgetting the parents who are instrumental in ensuring that children get to games on time. 

Kildangan Under 10 Phase Two Fixtures

posted by rúnaí Cill Daingin

Under 10 South Board Group 3 Fixtures for 2017-Phase Two. Please confirm fixtures before travelling. Fixtures, results and reports will be posted here, so keep checking back.

Tuesday JULY 4th-Round 1

kildangan V rathangan

Tuesday JULY 11th-Round 2

ballyteague v kildangan
Time:7.00  PM, Venue: ballyteague

Tuesday JULY 18th-Round 3

milltown v kildangan
TIME:7.00  PM, Venue: Milltown

Tuesday JULY 25th-Round 4

sarsfields V kildangan
 TIME:7.00  PM, VENUE: sarsfields

Tuesday August 1st-Round 5

KILDANGAN V suncroft

Kildangan Under 13 South Board Fixtures 2017

posted by rúnaí Cill Daingin

Under 13 South Board Division 3 Fixtures for 2017. Please confirm fixtures before travelling. Fixtures, results and reports will be posted here, so keep checking back.

SUNDAY JULY 2nd-Round 1

Two mile house V KILDANGAN  
Time: 10.30 aM, Venue: two mile house


kildangan v ballymore eustace
Time: 7.00  PM, Venue: MORE O FERRALL PARK

SUNDAY JULY 9th-Round 3

kildangan v rheban

SUNDAY JULY 16th-Round 4

monasterevan V kildangan
 TIME: 10.30 AM, VENUE: MOnasterevan

SUNDAY JULY 23rd-Round 5

ellistown V kildangan
 TIME: 10.30 AM, VENUE: ellistown

Ticket Information for Leinster Final

posted 23 Jun 2017, 09:35 by rúnaí Cill Daingin

Ticket information for the upcoming Leinster Football Championship final between Kildare & Dublin / Westmeath on 16th July:
Adult Hogan €35
Adult Cusack/Davin €35
Juvenile Cusack /Davin €5
Hill 16 €20
Please note there is a limited number of Juvenile tickets available in the Cusack Stand.
If anyone would like to order tickets through the club, please email or text 0863585580 by Saturday 24th at 12 noon . Tickets must be paid for on collection

Under 14s-Abbey Rangers Qualify for Final

posted 23 Jun 2017, 09:28 by rúnaí Cill Daingin

Abbey Rangers Under 14s play Milltown in the Division 4 final on Sunday 25th June in Hawkfield. Throw in is at 12:45 and all support would be appreciated.

Kildangan Nurney U14s claim League Title

posted 18 Jun 2017, 16:12 by Kildangan PRO   [ updated 19 Jun 2017, 03:48 by rúnaí Cill Daingin ]

A thrilling encounter is what the Under 14 Division 5 final between Athy and Kildangan/Nurney can be described. With Athy opening the scoring K&N responded through Alyssa Abbey minutes later.

Some determined defensive work from captain Megan Fitzpatrick and her sister Zoe Fitzpatrick stopped several attacking moves from the talented Athy full forward line. The other defensive sister pairing of Aisling Reilly and older sister Caoimhe Reilly battled relentlessly to keep out the Athy attack.

Points were traded between the sides with Alyssa Abbey adding 3 more points and both Aisling Lennon and Siofra Kelly adding a point each to see K&N leading by the minimum margin of 1 point in the sweltering heat at the half time break. However, a massive blow came for K&N just before the halftime break when one of our star performers, Ciara Kelly had to be taken off with a hand injury sustained during play.

Athy came out quickest at the start of the second half adding on two points to go ahead, 7 points to 6.

With massive battling performances of the mid field pairing of Alyssa Whelan and Katie Prendergast K&N rallied and through some wonderful link up play between the mid field and the forwards Siofra Kelly struck with a goal to put K&N back in front.

Additional points were tagged on the day by some outstanding play from Aisling Lennon, Hollie Howard and Ella Homan to put K&N 5 points clear.

Not giving up in any area Athy struck for a goal reducing the margin to 2 points. However, immediately from the kick out of Niamh Fitzgerald in goals who was accurate in finding her team all day K&N had the ball in the back of the net again through another rocket of a shot from Siofra Kelly.

With 15 minutes to go K&N began to take command of the game with Athy failing to break through the strong defence of Katelyn Thackaberry and Chloe Farrell.

Three further goals, 2 from Aisling Lennon and 1 from Aoife Delaney had K&N cruising. Athy never stopped trying, however K&N continued to finish stronger winning most of the battles for possession. A further point by Aisling Lennon from a free kick and a wonderful shot from distance by Alyssa Abbey to add on the last point sealed the win for K&N.

Well done to all the K&N substitutes Bryana Abbey, Holly Kenna, Hazel Gallagher, Ruby Keatley, Leanne Walsh, Emma Lennon, Shannon Kennedy, and Amy Moore who all played a critical part in K&N reaching and winning the final.

By Brendan Abbey

Abbey Rangers Under 14s Make Semi-Final

posted 17 Jun 2017, 06:00 by rúnaí Cill Daingin

Abbey Rangers Under 14s have qualified for a Championship Semi-final against Confey, finishing third in a very competitive division. The game is fixed for Confey Sunday 18th June with a 10.30 am throw in. It's a long trip, however all support would be appreciated.

Kildare GAA Needs You On Match Days!

posted 14 Jun 2017, 12:01 by Kildangan PRO

Kildare GAA is currently recruiting stewards for match days. Stewards are vital on match days as they maintain a safe and secure environment because they are familiar with the stadium ground regulations, ensuring that any breach of these regulations is brought to a safe conclusion.
For further information or to declare your interest, email:

Stewards will be trained and accredited by the GAA National Facilities, Health & Safety Committee. Voluntary Stewards benefits are not paid in monetary terms. However, at every event day they are provided with refreshments and a free match day programme.

To be part of the match day action, the following criteria is required:
• Aged from 18 years old
• Available at weekends
• Active and enthusiastic
• Customer focused
• An interest in GAA would be beneficial

Order your Leinster SFC Semi-Final Tickets!

posted 7 Jun 2017, 12:15 by Kildangan PRO

Following a huge win over neighbours Laois in the quarter-final, Kildare take on Meath in the semi-final over the Leinster Senior Football Championship. We plan to order tickets for supporters who wish to attend the game. For more information, contact John Nealon on 086 2430522 before 1.00pm on Friday.

Stand - Adults: €25 each & Juveniles (U-16): €5 each
Terrace - Adults: €20 each & Juveniles (U-16): €5 each

Senior Citizens/Students (Stand & Terrace):-
Purchase full price tickets and on the day of the match they can claim a rebate of €5 when they produce appropriate I.D. at Stiles No: 8 (Stand) & Stile No 18 (Terrace) PRIOR TO ENTRY INTO THE STADIUM.

Wheelchair Tickets:-
The Wheelchair Ticket is free of charge and the Assistant’s ticket is €25


Groups Passes are provided for groups of Juveniles U-16 – €3 each (Terrace) (you are permitted to bring 1 adult free with every ten Juveniles) any additional adults pay full price for their tickets.

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