Club News

November 8, 2018

26th September 2011



The Seniors made it through to the Division One League Final for the second consecutive year with a  3-13 to 1-14 over Redhills in Virginia on Saturday.  A tight opening half saw Kingscourt start strong and a Colm Smith goal helped them to a five point lead but Redhills battled back before the break to leave things 1-7 to 0-7 at halftime.

Kingscourt started the 2nd half strongly and a scrappy goal finished off by Philly Smith gave Kingscourt some breathing space and while Redhills tagged on a few points, a late Daryl Martin goal sealed matters before Redhills came again.  A late goal gave them a glimmer of hope and a penalty award in injury time raised their hopes even further but James Farrelly saved the resulting spot kick and ensured the Stars will meet Mullahoran in the final next month.

The Club’s wait to re-capture the Junior B crown will have to wait a little bit longer, at least,  as they fought out a thrilling 1-8 to 0-11 draw against Killygarry on Saturday afternoon in Virginia after the Senior match.

Playing into a strong sun and breeze in the first half, the Juniors struggled to get going and thanks to some poor shooting by Killygarry were fortunate to just be 0-6 to 0-2 down at the break. While the breeze dropped in the second half, it was the Stars who took the upper hand and slowly started to reel in Killygarry and eventually leveled things at 0-8 each with 10 minutes remaining. 
Then when substitute, Brendan Corcoran, managed to finish to the net it looked like the cup was heading east but Killygarry were not done yet. A couple of wides from Kingscourt failed to extend their lead and as the game drew to a conclusion Killygarry managed to tap over a few scores and in injury time leveled up matters, and indeed could well have won it.
At the end, a mixture of emotions for the Juniors in a game that they looked like winning but could easily have lost at the death.  The replay is yet to be fixed and while they are due to play Mullahoran in the Div 1 A League Semi Final this coming Saturday there is likely to be a switch to facilitate this replay so check out during the week for updates.
U-8 & U-10s

Both sides had a busy Saturday with the 8s heading to Virginia for a blitz and the 10s hosting their season-ending blitz in O’Raghallaigh Park.  As usual with these events, a great day was had by all and a big thank you to all the volunteers and parents who helped out for both events.


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 (adult sizes now in stock), polo shirts, winter jackets, training tops and rain jackets.  Sizes range from 2yrs +  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 11, 12, 18 & 21 (Bonus 06). There was no jackpot winner but the six Match 3’s (Thomas Roe, Kevin Sheils, JSOMLD Gargan, Charlie McCabe, Rose Clarke and S&A McCabe win €35 each. Next week’s jackpot will be €9,000 and the draw will take place on Sunday 2nd October in M&F’s.