Club Notes

November 8, 2018



The Senior side secured Division Two status for next season with a hard-fought 2-8 to 0-7 victory away to Ballymachugh last Saturday.  With the home side also looking to avoid relegation a tough battle was expected.


A great start saw Colm Smith find the net in the opening minutes, however after that Ballymachugh took a grip on proceedings at midfield and dominated for large periods but wasted numerous point-scoring chances.  As we approached halftime, the early goal was the difference between the sides before, Philly Smith beautifully finished to the net to leave us with a rather fortuitous 2-4 to 0-4 halftime lead.


Kingscourt opened the second half with a brace of points and within ten minutes began to look comfortable with the defence able to handle anything Ballymachugh could throw at them.  A the evening worsened, the game petered out into a lacklustre finish.


In what was a largely disappointing season, the guarantee of Division Two is a relief, with a game to spare, especially considering the daunting challenge against high-flying Redhills in the final game.  However, it is also a measure of the standard of the season that relief is the overwhelming emotion




The Juniors are due to round of their season with a clash against Lacken in the park on Sunday 26th at 12 noon.  A victory could see them finish in the Top Four and they will be hopeful of securing victory.  However, with Lacken seeking to avoid relegation, the points won’t come easy




The Minors will be looking to make the league final at the weekend when they face St. Joseph’s in the league semi-final.  This game takes place in Crubany at 12 noon on Monday 27th October. 


It’s a Bank holiday, and the weather will be too lousy for any DIY, so hop in the car and go along and support the lads.  After topping the league with eight wins and one draw out of ten matches, they really deserve to reach the final.  However, after losing to St. Joseph’s last month in the championship, they will need to dig out a big effort and any support will be greatly appreciated




Last weekend saw both the U-8’s & U-10’s involved in blitzes.  The 8’s hosted their annual blitz on Saturday night under lights and despite the poor conditions showed some great skill and commitment in winning it out.  Congratulations to everyone involved both on and off the pitch. 


On Sunday, the 10’s made their way to Bailieiboro where they were involved.  Despite their best efforts they were knocked out by Crosserlough in the main tournament but managed to re-group and made it to the Shield Final before just being denied by a strong Knockbride side.  Again, congratulations to everyone involved both on and off the pitch.


Pictures of both blitzes will be on the website shortly (well soon enough, I’ll let ye know!!)