Kil­mac come out on top against St. Lau­rence’s

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Kil­macanogue v. St. Lau­rence’s: Kil­macanogue played St Lau­rence’s on the 9th March. Con­di­tions were ex­cel­lent. St. Lau­rence’s started strongly, com­pet­ing strongly for ev­ery ball. Kil­mac squan­dered some easy chances but hard work from their half-back line kept the Lau­rence’s for­wards at bay. Lau­rence’s scored first af­ter hard work from their full-for­ward line. Kil­mac re­sponded with a fine point from wing-back Mikey Holly.

The St. Lau­rence’s keeper made a feast of ex­cel­lent saves in­clud­ing a penalty stop! An ex­cel­lent free from St. Lau­rence’s mid­fielder kept them in con­trol. At half-time the score was 1-2 to 0-1 in favour of St. Lau­rence’s.

The sec­ond half saw a change in Kil­mac’s attitude as they worked much harder. Gavin Ma­her and Stephen Cahill took con­trol at mid­field as they set up chances for the full­for­ward line. A goal and a point from full-for­ward Scott Dono­hue put Kil­mac in a bet­ter po­si­tion. Su­per-sub Eoin Clancy goaled with a spec­tac­u­lar long-range ef­fort.

St. Lau­rence’s never gave up and kept on bat­tling. Dy­lan Waters was solid at full-back while Conor O’Reilly mar­shalled the cen­tre well for Kil­mac. Over­all it was a sport­ing well­con­tested game with Kil­mac com­ing out on top.

Kil­mac team: Noel Molan, Dara Mans­field, Dy­lan Waters, Tris­tan O’Toole, Noah Cum­mins, Conor O’Reilly, Mikey Holly, Gavin Ma­her, Stephen Cahill, Luca Ram­per­sod, Andrew Len­non, John Cahill, Sam O’Cal­laghan, Scott Dono­hue, Gary O’Con­nell. Subs: Eoin Clancy, Evin Kier­ans, Mar­cus Len­non,Robert Fields, Cian Dun­leavy, Adam Brown.

Gaelscoil Chill Mhan­tain v. Moneystown: Gaelscoil Chill Mhan­tain played a match on the 14th March against Moneystown in Rath­new GAA grounds. The Gaelscoil man­aged to score an im­pres­sive 12 goals and 7 points against Moneystown, who never gave up. Their fi­nal score was 3 goals and 1 point.

St. Cro­nan’s 2-5, St. Pat’s Wick­low 1-4: Play­ing in what can only be de­scribed as very windy and blus­tery con­di­tions St. Cro- nan’s and St. Pat’s served up a game full of in­ten­sity and drama. It was a strange yet cap­ti­vat­ing con­test with for­tunes sway­ing back and forth and both teams en­joy­ing pe­ri­ods of ut­ter dom­i­nance with the strong wind. Ryan Kealy opened the scor­ing for St. Cro­nan’s when he col­lected the ball in a very crowded square and tapped over. Jake Cullen Stephen­son, mak­ing his de­but, was next to score and this was fol­lowed by an­other op­por­tunis­tic point from Kealy. Ryan Han­non, play­ing a stormer at mid­field, scored an im­por­tant goal to leave St. Cro­nan’s lead­ing at half-time by 1-3 to 0-0.

St. Pa­trick’s, now play­ing with the strong breeze, re­sponded straight away from the throw-in, when their tow­er­ing mid­fielder Ja­son O’Neill burst through the St. Cro­nan’s de­fence and blasted to the net. It was now game on.

Pat’s added on two more points to leave just a point be­tween the teams. St. Cro­nan’s now found them­selves on the back foot and were strug­gling to cope.

A quick break out of de­fence saw Jake flick the ball to the net.

This set­tled the Crow nerves and they be­gan to grow in stature. Their de­fence tight­ened up. They hunted in packs, turned over pos­ses­sion and worked the ball well out of de­fence. Score of the match came from a kick out from their ever-re­li­able keeper, Mark Kenny, who found the tena­cious and hard­work­ing Con Green, who found Alexan­dros on the wing who passed it on to sharp-shooter Joe Flem­ing who tapped over for a won­der­ful score.

St. Pat’s re­sponded with two more well taken points. Han­non sealed vic­tory for the Crows with a typ­i­cal stylish point. Fi­nal score, St. Cro­nan’s 2-5, St. Pat’s 1-4.

Oth­ers to play well for St. Pat’s were Andrew Earls, Ja­son O'Neill, Mark Ni­cholas, Robert Ta­laga and Shane De­vaney. Best for St. Cro­nan’s were Mark Kenny, Ryan Han­non, Con Green, Ryan Kealy and Alexan­dros Er­a­cleous.

St. Cro­nan’s: M. Kenny, M. Myler, L. Whe­lan, L. Dut­ton, A. Walsh, E. Sweeney, J. Cullen Stephen­son (1-1), A. Er­a­cleous, C. Casey, I. Bracken, R. Han­non (1-1), R. Kealy (0-2), J. Flem­ing (0-1) , A. Dixon De­lahunty, R. Purdy, S. Wil­son, B. Clarke, L. Mer­ri­gan.

St Kevin’s 3-13, Kil­coole Pri­mary School 001: Kil­coole trav­elled to Eire Og, Grey­stones to play St. Kevin’s. St. Kevin’s were well on top for the whole game with lovely pass­ing by some very skil­ful play­ers. How­ever, Kil­coole never gave up and tried hard through­out with Eoin Vines work­ing hard in the goal, Luke Evans in mid­field and Ro­nan O’Kelly kept bat­tling away in the for­wards. For St Kevin’s a good per­for­mance was put in by the whole team but Andrew Clarke, Fin­tan O’Shea, Rory Lucey and Eoin Dor­gan par­tic­u­larly shone.

Kil­coole Pri­mary School: Eoin Vines, Kil­lian Car­lin Han­non, Conor Rubal­cava, Dy­lan Doyle, Ross Stephen­son, Adam Cum­mins, Nathan Cork­ish, Luke Evans, Mazen Agamy, Brian Mur­ray, Brian Short, An­neliese Dunne, Ro­nan O’Kelly, Conor Toole, Kieron Byrne, Aaron McKenna and Ciaran Short.

St. Kevin’s: Owen McTague, Conor Brown, Eoghan Potts, Andrew Clarke, Daniel Clarke, Fin­tan O’Shea, Bran­don Scully, Cian O’Fla­herty, Luke Pren­der­gast, Alan Keane, Kieron Sheehy, Rory Lucey, Eoin Dor­gan, Cian Ryan, Ben Hoff­man, Aaron Stokes and Bran­don Cal­laghan.


Gaelscoil Chill Mhan­táin 3-3, Aughrim 6-9; Gaelscoil Uí Chéadaigh 4-0, St. Pa­trick's, Curtlestown 7-4


League for girls foot­ball start­ing in April. If in­ter­ested con­tact Claire Fraw­ley at clair­ef­fraw­ley@ya­


There will be an in­door camogie blitz on Wed­nes­day, March 30, from 10:30 to 12:30 in Bal­ly­waltrim com­mu­nity cen­tre. The games will be non com­pet­i­tive.Teams will be be­tween 7-9 aside de­pend­ing on num­bers avail­able to a school. Schools can en­ter more than one team. If schools are in­ter­ested they can con­tact Seán Stakelum at 0863242599 or Kil­macanogue N.S at 01 2861934.


St. Brigid’s, who faced Gaelscoil Ui Cheadaigh in a re­cent game.

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