Club News

November 8, 2018


The Stars bowed out of the Ulster Senior Club Football Championship when a power-packed final 25 minutes saw Naomh Conaill (Donegal) turn a three point deficit into a 1-12 to 0-11 victory. O’Raghallaigh Park was awash with blue as a large and energetic travelling support joined the huge home crowd with both stand and terracing packed as well as many on the grass banks.

The first half was nip and tuck as both sides exchanged scores in a pulsating encounter that saw Kingscourt lead 0-6 to 0-5 at halftime.  The Stars opened the 2nd half with a further two points to lead 0-8 to 0-5 but the Donegal side didn’t panic and slowly turned things round to lead 0-11 to 0-9 as we entered the final 10 minutes.

The visitors punished a defensive error and Leo McLoone found the net soon after but Kingscourt kept their heads and narrowed the gap to a solitary score at 1-11 to 0-11. However, the lads could just got find a chance to get the goal they needs and the final score came from the visitors. For some pictures fronm the day, just click here.

All told, a deserved win for Naomh Conaill but as per the whole season, all the Kingscourt lads did themselves proud.  Focus now turns to the League semi-final on Friday evening in Breffni v Ballinagh @ 8pm.


The U-10’s continue to play away and took place in a Shercock blitz over last weekend. For pictures from same, just click here.  The club will host their annual end-of-season blitz on Sunday 24th October and exact details will be confirmed during the week.  On completion of this, the side will move indoor to the Centre for November/December.


East Cavan Gaels Hurling now train twice a week, on Wednesdays in Killinkere GFC at 7 and on Fridays from 6.30-7.30 at the Community School hall in Bailieborough. Ages 6-13. Friday hurling is proving popular in Bailieborough. New members welcome. Hurling continues through the winter months indoors with a break for December. Contact Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 2441371. Adult hurling every Sunday at midday in Killinkere, contact Breffni Clarke 087 1225465. Kingscourt Stars will continue under 6/8 hurling with their football sessions when they move indoors in November.


The winning numbers in this week’s lotto were 03, 11, 17 & 22 (Bonus 20). There was no jackpot winner but Justin O’Rourke, Sean Murray, Mary Caffrey, Philip Gillick & Peter McKeown all win €40 for Match 3’s. Next week’s draw takes place in Murtagh’s and the jackpot will be €4,400 (€9,400 including the bonus). To play the club lotto, just click here.