Club Notes

November 8, 2018



The Juniors made no mistake second time out in the Junior B Final last Saturday evening on a wind and rain swept 3G pitch at Breffni when they defeated Killygarry by 2-7 to 1-5. In dreadful conditions we played with the elements in the first half and took full advantage as we dominated the opening quarter leading by 1-4 to 0-0 with Ruairi O’Rourke finding the net. 

Killygarry came into things more in the second quarter and narrowed the gap to 1-5 to 0-3 as we approached the break.  Then a high ball was played into the square which Seanie Farrelly fielded superbly but was then fouled.  Farrelly coolly slotted the peno away and the Stars led by eight at the break.
The expected onslaught then materialised from Killygarry in the third quarter but a combination of resolute defending, poor delivery and bad misses meant that the gap did not close too much and while a late goal from Killygarry narrowed the gap it never got nearer the final five point margin.
A great victory for Gabriel and all the players and selectors and very well deserved after a consistently strong season.  They will now look to double up with the league when they face Mullahoran in the Div 1A League Semi-Final in Lavey at 12 noon on Sunday 16th.

The Seniors will look to follow the Juniors lead when they go into their replay this Saturday.  They face Mullahoran in the Div 1 League Final in Virginia at 3pm. Like the Juniors, the Seniors were denied the silverware first time out when two injury time points forced a draw for Mullahoran.  With both sides eager to claim the honours and finish the season on a high, hopefully conditions on the day will be better than the first day and an entertaining game will be in store.


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.



Underage hurling for East Cavan Gaels is continuing under the watchful eye of Willie Gaughan. The weather beat us last week but lots of new hurlers turned up anyway. We will move indoors to the handball courts in the Community Centre from this Wednesday for under 8/10 from 6-7 pm until the hall becomes available in December(no problems with the weather there). All gear is supplied and all are welcome. Contact Willie on 086 1649280 for more details.


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 03, 15 23 & 26 (Bonus 02). There was no jackpot winner and just the one Match 3’s with Lisa Sherlock winning €200. Next week’s jackpot will be €9,400 and the draw will take place on Sunday 16th October in Blakes.