Club News

November 8, 2018

24th October 2011

The final club team in action this year is the poor U-21’s who get to play and train in the lovely months of October and November again.  While the 1st round of the Championship starts this weekend, we have caught a break by being the only club to get a bye into the Quarter Finals.  That means that our opening match will away to the winners of the Castlerahan and Sliabh Glah Gaels (Denn & Killygarry). This match will likely be 5/6 November but check out the club news or the club website next week for confirmation of the details.

With the on field activities winding down for the year, it’s time for the more cultured wing of the GAA to kick into action.  The Club’s Scór Officer, Jim McGovern, has been tirelessly trying to channel the undoubted artistic talent around the parish in recent years.  While Adult Scór starts in Jan/Feb time, the underage events begin next month.  So, if you were U-17 at the start of the year, and have an interest in some singing, acting, Irish dancing or quizzes, please contact Jim on 087 2321886 and he will give you more details on the Scór set-up.


U-8 & U-10 hurling continues every Wednesday 6-7pm in the Community Centre. All gear supplied. Due to the great numbers turning out some new coaches/ mentors are required for theses new hurlers, so please contact Willie at training if you wish to give a hand out.

The club merchandise is still available if anyone is looking for some gear as gifts for family, friends or even to treat yourself. The options include replica jerseys (multiple adult sizes now in stock), polo shirts, winter jackets, training tops and rain jackets.  Sizes range from 5yrs +  with prices varying depending on size they are practically sold at cost price.  For more info just ring Niall on 086 8237382.

It has been said before that Volunteerism is the cornerstone of the GAA and ensures it remains to the forefront of community life within each parish of the country. Every week, people freely give up their time to ensure that the club continues to thrive and that Gaelic Games remain as popular as ever.  As the season starts to draw to a close, plans start to turn to 2012 and in the case of Kingscourt Stars the club looks to build on the first year of their five year strategic plan. In order to keep the club vibrant, new ideas and new blood are vital, so if you are looking to give something back to your community why not consider joining the club or just becoming a more active member?

Whether it’s helping out at underage training, assisting the running of club events or getting involved in one of the five sub committees within the club (Game Development, PR & Culture, Finance, Youth Development and Facilities) your assistance would be greatly appreciated.Perhaps your child plays underage football or maybe you go to the odd club or county game but have no real involvement but would like to help out.  Well, don’t be shy, just tell an existing committee member of your interest the next time you see them and you can get involved in the largest community based organization in the country.

The winning numbers in the Lotto this week were 04, 08, 14 & 22 (Bonus 12). There was no jackpot winner but the four Match 3’s (Jim Howard, Maria Tierney, Tom Cunningham & S&S c/o S Califf) all win €50. Next week’s jackpot will be €9,800 and the draw will take place on Monday 31st October in The Wishing Well.

The GAA Oral History Project is an opportunity to be involved in the largest sport’s history project in the world. Every club has its own unique stories, personalities and experiences and this project wants to make sure that our club’s history is recorded so that future generations will know the contribution that our club and individual members in our locality have made to the GAA and have your story preserved in the GAA Museum in Croke Park. This is not just a story about the famous players and famous matches, but about the grassroots who are responsible for keeping the Association alive. This project aims to be a representative survey of attitudes to and experiences of the GAA among Irish people – be they good or bad.

To get involved, just click here to see the options available to you.  You can request a face to face interview, fill in a short or long questionaire, write a letter or e-mail, donate material or organise a class project. If you want some more details or if you can think of someone who you fell the club should contact in this regard please contact Niall Reilly.  For more details on this project you can also contact the Project Team directly via or give Arlene Crampsie a ring on 01-6147456.