Club News

November 8, 2018

17th October 2011 


The Seniors secured the Division One League Title for the first time since 1992 with a 1-7 to 0-6 victory over Mullahoran in a wet and windy Ramor Utd Park on Saturday.After playing out a draw in identical conditions at the same venue two weeks earlier it was déjà vu as the teams took to the pitch.  It was Mullahoran who opened the stronger with two Eddie O’Reilly points in the opening minute. Kingscourt settled soon after and with Mullahoran missing further chances the Stars had hit the front mid way through the half with scores from Barry Reilly, Philly Smith and a rousing effort from Alan Clarke seeing us lead 0-4 to 0-2.

Both teams added further scores before the break but Kingscourt lead 0-6 to 0-3 as the teams found the refuge of the dressing rooms.  Again Mullahoran opening the second half with two quick scores to narrow the gap to the minimum.  Kingscourt didn’t panic and stuck to doing the simple things and with the weather worsening and the pitch getting heavier, possession was key and scores were at a premium.

As we entered the final quarter the game was up for grabs and when a quick ball was played through, midfielder Ciaran Gorman found himself dribbling on to the keeper and he calmly slotted it low into the corner.  On the day that was in it, recovering from conceding the goal was always going to be hard for Mullahoran and so it proved. 

Both teams added a point a piece after that but the game was up and it was JP O’Reilly who lifted the cup and brought down the curtain on 2011 for the Seniors.  Well Done to all involved with the team throughout the year.

The curtain was also brought down on the season for the Juniors at the weekend with a 2-7 to 1-6 defeat to Mullahoran in St. Felim’s Park, Drumalee on Sunday.  However with the previous day’s Senior success and the previous week’s Junior B success the players involved with both sides will still be satisfied with the season. Well Done to all involved with the team throughout the year.


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.



We had a great start last Wednesday with over 20 U-8 & U-10 boys and girls turning up with even more to start next week. If you are interested just pop down every Wednesday 6-7pm in the Community Centre. All gear supplied. Hurling Development Officer Eoin Morrissey along with Willie Gaughan have started the ball rolling. New coaches/ mentors required for theses new hurlers, contact Willie at training




All underage football has now finished for the season. A huge thank you to all players, managers and parents who helped out throughout the year.  Huge strides have been made in this level in recent years and this would not be possible without so many people being so generous in giving up their time. 


The indoor training for the 6-10yr olds will start again on Sunday mornings nearer Christmas when the main hall is available.  In the meantime, ye can get your GAA fix from the indoor hurling in the alleys in the Community Centre on a Wednesday evening.


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 01, 11, 18 & 20 (Bonus 26). There was no jackpot winner and just the one Match 3’s with Sean Farrelly winning €200. Next week’s jackpot will be €9,600 and the draw will take place on Sunday 23rd October in Gartlans.