Club News

November 8, 2018

19th September 2011



Two weeks after a humbling championship exit at the hands of Cavan Gaels, the Seniors hosted the Gaels again in their final league match knowing a win was needed to qualify for the league semi-finals, at the expense of the Gaels. In blustery conditions, two very changed sides from the last outing played out an action packed encounter that saw the Stars prevail by 5-7 to 0-11.

Playing with a strong breeze, the Stars opened strong but both sides shared the opening four points before Philly Smith found the back of the next and Kingscourt kicked clear by 1-4 to 0-2. However, the Gaels replied strongly and as we approached halftime there was just a goal between them.  Then Kingscourt hit the turbo and added 1-2 in purple patch at the end of the half with Sean Og Gargan and Joe Dillon hitting super points in between a fantastic goal from Dillon to leave Kingscourt leading 2-6 to 0-4 at the break.
The Gaels opened the 2nd half strong and added a couple of points before Joe Dillon again found the net to cancel them out.  The Gaels realised goals were required in the final quarter but couldn’t get through the Kingscourt backline and were restricted to some frees and scores from distance.  As the game reached the end, substitute JP Reilly ran onto a broken ball and dribbled it towards the Gaels net before finishing it under the keeper to make it 4-7 to 0-11. Then less than a minute later, another substitute Ruairi O’Rourke chipped the keeper from 20 metres to finish the game in style.
The team left the pitch to a rousing reception which while not in any way making up for the championship exit last month, at least but some pride back into the Stars jersey. It also means that there is a real incentive to finish the season with a flourish and try and claim a League title that was narrowly missed out on last year.

The Juniors face Killygarry in the Junior B Final in Virginia on Saturday 24th September @ 4pm as they look to secure their first Junior B since 2002. Best of luck to everyone involved.


Commiseration to the Boys U-14’s who played Lacken twice last week on 3G pitch in Kingspan Breffni Park in two thrilling championship semi-finals. On Monday night, they finished level on 3-6 to 1-12 before having to make the long trek back again on the Thursday night where they agonisingly lost out in a classic by 4-10 to 4-9.  Hard luck to all involved but well done on two super performances.

The Girls U-14’s also played twice during the week but had a better outcome.  On Tuesday night they edged by Lacken at home by 2-9 to 1-7 to reach the semi-final.  On Saturday morning, they headed up to Mullahoran and went goal crazy to book their place in the Final and keep their 100% winning record for the season.  

The Kingscourt Stars GAA Juvenile Club’s Annual Fundraising draw took place last week and the results were as follows: The 1st Prize of two All-Ireland Final Tickets, Dinner & Overnight stay in Regency Hotel and €200 spending money went to Aoife Kelly, Skryne, Co. Meath. The remaining cash prizes from €200 down to €50 went to Katie Sexton, Kingscourt, Co. Cavan, Patrick Morris, Kingscourt, Co. Cavan, Cian Murtagh, Cavan Town, Brendan Morris, Kingscourt, Co. Cavan,  Eoin Lynch, Muff, Kingscourt,  Eoin Kirk, The Curragh, Co. Kildare and E Hanratty, Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh.


So, despite not making the final, somehow Meath still manage to trump all the Dubs looking for tickets, but I guess the Dubs had the last laugh….  A huge thanks again to all who bought and sold the tickets and supported the club in doing so.




The All-Ireland Ladies Football Finals are on in Croke Park this Sunday and the club is running a bus to them.  Contact Pat Faulkner or Pat Farrelly for more details.  Best of Luck to the Cavan Ladies as they go for the Intermediate Title for the first  time ever.  Best of Luck also to New York in the Juniors with our own Emma Clarke a top player for them and also to the Monaghan ladies for face Cork in the Senior Final.


The club is delighted to announce that a new batch of club merchandise are now directly from the club at little more than cost price.  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 but as said they will practically be sold at cost price.  For more info just ring Niall on 086 8237382.


Anyone looking for a copy of the Minor Final DVD can contact Pat Faulkner or Tommy Reilly.


The winning numbers in last week’s lotto were 03, 04, 12 & 28 (Bonus 21). There was no Jackpot winner and Fergal Murtagh was the only Match 3 winning €200. Next week’s jackpot will be €8,800 and the draw will take place on Sunday 25th September in McMahon’s Café Bar.