Club News

November 8, 2018


In a repeat of last year’s county final, the Seniors surrendered their title to Cavan Gaels in their Championship Quarter Final encounter. In a very disappointing display, the team never really threatened to make a match of things and tamely exited on a score line of 1-16 to 0-8.

In a eerily similar start to last September, the Gaels began brightly and a quick counter-attack saw them find the back of the net and lead 1-3 to 0-1 after 15 minutes. Alas, the similarities with the County Final ended there and we only managed to find one more score before halftime, as Ryan McCormack doubled our tally following Joe Dillon’s earlier point.

Trailing 1-9 to 0-2 at halftime a bright start was required but sadly it was not forthcoming and the Gaels managed to score at will and while Kingscourt made more of a contest of it in the second half the result was never in doubt once the Gaels opened up the second half with a couple of points.  So as the rain descended over a gloomy Breffni Park, it rather fitted the mood in the Kingscourt crowd was the winding journey home began.  The one “bright” spot maybe  that the team will have an opportunity to make a better show in the final league match of the season.  Needing a win to try and secure a semi-final spot, the opponents; Cavan Gaels…..

The Juniors had a better week than the Seniors as they successfully made it by their Championship Quarter Final with a 1-7 to 0-7 victory over Ramor Utd in Virginia last Wednesday evening.  They face a return trip this Wednesday evening when the meet Ballinagh for a place in the Junior B Final at 6.45pm.


A good week also for the Minors who have made it through to the Division One Championship Final following a 5-17 to 1-7 victory over  Eire Og Celtics last Tuesday in Stradone.  They will now face Cavan Gaels in the final which will now take place on Sunday 11th September @ 2pm in Kingspan Breffni Park as a curtain-raiser to the Senior Semi-Final between Ballinagh & Cavan Gaels.


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, polo shirts, jackets, training tops and hats.  Images of all the gear are already up on and the option to buy online should be available shortly.

Sizes will range from 2yrs +  with prices varying depending on size but as said they will practically be sold at cost price.  You can get a look at the range of products on the website, at Senior home matches or Sunday juvenile training and each team will be given a colour sheet showing all the gear.  Alternatively you can ring Niall on 086 8237382.

The winning numbers in last week’s lotto were 04, 07, 08 & 10 (Bonus 25). There was no Jackpot winner but the seven Match 3’s won €30 each. Next week’s jackpot will be €8,200 and the draw will take place on Sunday 4th September in Murtaghs.

The Juvenile Club’s annual fundraiser is upon us again with the usual fantastic 1st prize of two tickets to the All-Ireland Football Final along with overnight accommodation and spending money.  Plenty of runner up prizes also.  Tickets are just €10 and are available from all committee members or my clicking here.  Please support the great work of the juvenile club if you can and purchase a tickets or two.  Those blitzes don’t run themselves you know…..