Three In A Row Cumann Na mBunscol Champions

November 8, 2018


Scoil Muire Banríon, Edenderry……2-09

St Patrick’s, Portarlington……………1-05


Last Thursday in O’Connor Park, the under 13 footballers of Scoil Muire Banríon completed the schools first three in a row of Cumann Na mBunscol titles, when they defeated a strong St Patrick’s side from Portarlington in the final on a scoreline of 2-09 to 1-05.

With the aid of the stiff breeze in the first half Edenderry opened the scoring when Damian Sadowski kicked a great point after he played a one-two with David Moloney. Portarlington soon cancelled out that score with a very good point, but such was Edenderry’s dominance in the first half, that point proved to be Portarlington’s only score of the half. Edenderry then added two points, both from placed balls. The first was converted by Jordan Hayes which was awarded for a foul on Adam Mahon, and the second came from Adam Mahon after Damian Sadowski had been fouled. Then Edenderry stretched their lead out to five points when Adam Mahon raced past the last Portarlington defender, and fired an unstoppable shot to the top corner of the net. Adam then added another point, this time he sent over a great shot from long range. Edenderry captain Damian Sadowski then scored his second point, after brushing aside the challenges of three Portarlington defenders. Jordan Hayes kicked the last score of the first half, to give his side an eight point advantage at the break.

Halftime, Edenderry 1-06   Portarlington 0-01.

Despite playing against the breeze in the second half, Edenderry were first on the scoreboard as Jordan Hayes kicked his third point. Portarlington then scored their second point of the game, when they kicked a point from a free. Edenderry then scored their second goal of the game, when Eoin Farrell made a great run and gave a pinpoint pass to Cain Brereton who palmed the ball past the goalie. That goal was followed up with a pointed free from Jordan Hayes, which was awarded for a late tackle on Dylan Maloney. Portarlington then scored two points in a row both from frees, before the lively Callum Roche kicked a great point after a pass from Eoin Farrell. Edenderry then had their goalkeeper Andrew Moloney to thank as he advanced on a Portarlington forward to make a great save. From Edenderry’s clearance, Portarlington won possession and kicked a good point. At this stage Portarlington were bombarding the Edenderry goals, and yet again Andrew Moloney made a great save when he was at full stretch to tip the ball onto the crossbar. But from Portarlington’s next attack they finally beat Andrew with a very well taken shot. That score proved to be the last score of the game, as Edenderry ended up winners by seven points.

Edenderry had some very good performances all over the field from Callum Roche, Andrew Moloney, Peter McNamara, Dylan Maloney, Jordan Hayes and Eoin Farrell. But on this special occasion of the school winning their third title in a row, a mention must go to four fantastic players who played a part in all three finals, and they are Damian Sadowski, Adam Mahon, Mark Abbott and David Moloney. Edenderry GAA would like to congratulate the entire panel, the school and the management of Paschal Walsh and John Kelliher on their great achievement.


Team: Andrew Moloney; Conor Groome, Aaron Moules; Peter McNamara, Dylan Maloney, Mark Abbott; David Moloney, Damian Sadowski (0-2); Callum Roche (0-1), Cain Brereton (1-0), Adam Mahon (1-2); Jordan Hayes (0-4), Eoin Farrell.

Substitutes: Lee Hyland, Conor Farrell, Cian Farrell, Patrick Rickard, Jason McNamee, Kalem Connell, Brian O’Connell, Tommy Ryan, Brendan Lynch, Ryan O’Neill, Shane Cummins, Jack Kelly, Jack Foran, Alex Dinkin, Oisin O’Grady, Jake Kenny, Aaron Holt, Reinis Videns.
Referee: Con Costello.



Unfortunately the County Board have postponed the Minor Football Championship Semi Final between Edenderry and St Vincent’s again, due to appeals lodged. At the time of writing, a re-fixture has not been arranged.



The jackpot of €4,200 has survived this week’s draw.
The numbers drawn were 11, 14, 18, 27 and the Bonus No 07.
There were two match 3 number winners who shared €200, they were:

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Darren, Keely, Chloe, Ellen, c/o Bingo.

The jackpot for next week is up to €4,300.
Lotto tickets can be purchased online at or through any committee member.



Edenderry GAA would to congratulate Declan Flynn who played a starring role in Johnstownbridge’s recent win over Monasterevan in the Kildare Intermediate B Football Championship. Declan of course was a member of the Edenderry team which won four senior football titles between 1995 and 2001.


Well done to Birr who had a big win over Ballyboden St Enda’s of Dublin in the Leinster Club Hurling Championship in Parnell Park last Saturday. Well done to Rhode who also had a win over the weekend, when they beat Portlaoise by two points on a scoreline of 2-09 to 1-10 in the Leinster Club Football Championship on Sunday.



Edenderry Bord Na nOg has organized a fundraising table quiz for 20th November at 9.30pm in Donoghue’s. €20 for a table of 4.



Edenderry Bord Na nOg have organized an underage disco for Friday 14th November 2008. The disco commences at 9.00pm and finishes at 11.00pm sharp. The disco is strictly under 14’s.


Edenderry Bord Na nOg are currently organising an awards night for our underage hurlers and footballers on Saturday 6th December 2008 in the Edenderry GAA pavilion. Time of the event will be confirmed in the coming weeks.


Edenderry GAA would like to extend their deepest sympathies to the Wall Family of Fr Paul Murphy St, Edenderry and the Dillon Family of Gorteen, Tullamore on their recent sad bereavements.