What a huge success for girls football today, Saturday 13th April in Kill GAA Club with their first ever U10’s Blitz.
There were over 85 girls playing 9
matches this morning in the Club Ground.
31 of these girls were from our own Club. Girls football are packing in the
numbers. The way it is looking now it
bodes very well for the future of Girls Gaelic football in our club.
Our visitors Raheens, Sarsfield and Eadestown
played excellent football and it was a pleasure to have them take part. The games were played in great spirit and
plenty of fun was had by everyone.
Big thank you to Alan Jordan for the goodie bags and the parents for all the sambos, cakes and goodies and not to mention the help with serving out teas and coffees to all the away teams. The three away teams were very impressed and very complimentary to us.
A final big thank you to Derek,
Ronan, Conor, Yvonne, Jackie & Sinead. Fantastic coaching and super encouragement
to our girls. May it long continue into
We appreciate and applaud you for your time and effort.
Busy day up in Kill GAA on Saturday and we would like to take the opportunity to thank
for giving up their time and keeping our grounds maintained.
If it wasn’t for the help of these
guys and their machinery, our grounds wouldn’t be as good as they are.
Great to have people like this around giving up their precious time.
If you have some time to spare over
the summer months and would be interested in helping out on various jobs, please
WhatsApp Michael Behan 087-617 3831 your details and what way you could help
out. I’ve no doubt he will revert back
to you asap 😊
Our Senior Camogie Team travelled to Rathcoffey on Monday evening to play the
second round of the league.
Kill had a
lot of possession in the first half but unfortunately could not convert into
scores, leaving the half-time score at 3 points to 2 to the home side.
The start of the second half saw Rathcoffey/Straffan go further ahead from frees converted but Kill battled back to come within a point after a great goal was scored by Kaitlyn Miley followed by a point from Michaela Kavanagh.
Despite a hard-fought
match and a great team fight back Kill were beaten by 3 points.
Scorers for Kill:
Louise Dunne 0-01
Michaela Kavanagh 0-02
Kaitlyn Miley 1-0
Best for Kill were:
The girls are playing at home to Broadford next. (Sunday or Monday) Check our Facebook page for date and time.
Kill Under 16s girls took on Sallins in their Div 2 match on
Saturday morning at home. Most of the
girls from the 2 sides go to school together so this added to the atmosphere.
Sallins started brightly and where 4 points up after 5mins. Kill soon settled in their rhyme and started to play some great football. They went in to half time 6 points ahead and continued to play strong football after the break eventually winning 6-11 to 4-5
Paul Donnelly from Kill received his refereeing qualification today from the President of the GAA John Horan in Croke Park today .
Well done Paul, looking forward to seeing you on the pitch.
How do you become a Referee?
The first thing to do, is to contact your local Referee Administrator or Recruitment Officer who will give you details on upcoming GAA Referee Foundation Course in your local area, which you will have to complete before you can referee games. GAA Club Referee Course will take 3 nights to complete and will be delivered by GAA Referee Tutors.
On Tuesday evening, 40 young boys braved the cold elements in what was described as one of the most talked about event of their session.
They had heard whispers of who was coming with an atmosphere that can only be described like Christmas Eve and the boys couldn’t sleep with excitement.
Alan Brogan, one of Dublin’s top players, kindly gave his time to
come the and share his wealth of knowledge to the under 11&12 Boys on the
greatest amateur sport in the world (OK I’m being biased here).
He spoke about this experience and training, having mastered “All
Ireland Titles” with the Dublin team. The pride he had in his club is
evident through his passion for the sport.
He gave his free time to the boys, sharing his experiences within the
sport and how he developed into the player and coach he became. Each boy proudly showed him what they were
made of. Coaches beamed with delight as the Kids performed for him.
Alan brought the kids through some drills on passing and catching and
all in all the team focused on team work
and working with each other.
To have someone as experienced as Alan join in a training session for
the kids was remarkable. I’m sure some people would question why have a Dublin
player come to a Kildare club. Experience
and coaching come from all levels and all counties. To raise awareness within
children that the GAA holds no bounds. That talent must be recognised with players from
other counties while hold pride in the Jersey you wear. That respect
comes in all forms and you can gain knowledge and experience from everyone (not
just people in your county).
Alan was once a child with dreams and ambitions but though dedication,
focus and hard work his dreams became a reality. This is what we are hoping for. Kids
aspire to become their idols. They dream to be on the same playing pitch as
them. Tuesday evening their dream was reality.
Parents stood proud on the side-lines (frozen to the bone) but the kids
put on a great performance with Alan commenting on how great the bunch of lads
they are. To be honest, I think he is
right. Each child turns up for training come hail, rain or shine.
The commitment they put into their club is truly outstanding and not to be
questioned. Our club are proud of all our outstanding talented young
players (not just on our team).
The GAA is about bringing people together. I guarantee one day we will see the same bunch of lads lining out in Croke Park, representing the Lilly Whites (and taking on the Dubs 😂)
Kill GAA is looking for your support this year with the 2019 Kildare Club Draw.
How Kill GAA earn money from this draw
60% of all monies raised on tickets sold will go towards the Club to help upgrade our Floodlights. There is no doubt this will be a great asset to the club, especially in the shorter evening throughout the year.
At present, our lights are not up to the National Playing Standards to play certain league matches. As a result, in the darker evening, we are faced with having to find pitches away to play these matches.
The Executive Committee present and past have been fundraising and saving to upgrade these floodlights for a couple of years now. The dream would be to have the work completed before our evenings get short again.
There are four draws in total over four months
31st May 2019
28th June 2019
26th July 2019
30th August 2019
16 Prizes every month
1st Prize Renault Clio or €12,000 cash prize
2nd Prize €3,000
3rd Prize €1,000
4th Prize €1,000
5th Prize €500
6th Prize €500
7th to 16th Prize €100
Cost of a Ticket for entry to 4 draws – €100
Equivalent to €25 per draw/month
Where to buy tickets for the draw?
Gary Ryan – 087-2856186
Michael Behan – 087-6173831
Christina Gobbett – 085-1272782 (Evenings & Weekends only)
Online by the Ticket order form below
**If you wish to pay by Direct Debit or payment by card over a 4 months period, please contact Christina Gobbett 085-1272782 (Evenings & Weekends only)
You can buy a ticket now in full by completing the form below.
Kill Gaa Club - Kildare Club Draw Ticket
Thank you for supporting Kill GAA Floodlights Upgrade and Best of Luck in the Draw.
Kill played Donard Glen on Monday last, in Donard Glen GAA
pitches. Kill suffered a narrow 5-point
The weather conditions were appalling, just before the match
started hailstones fell, and it was followed by what can only be described as torrential
rain for the full match.
The girls braved the elements and went out fighting. Our ladies had possession a lot of the time
in the first half, but it wasn’t meant to be. The goals were only going in for Donard Glen.
At the end of the first half the Score was Donard Glen 3-03 to 0-04 Kill.
This did not dampen their spirits; our ladies went back out and played as if the sun was shining. Each and every one of the Kill team pulled it together, which enabled Michaela Kavanagh to score three goals in the second half. Great game girls. Your passion for Camogie is fantastic.
Michaela Kavanagh 3-0
Kaitlyn Miley 0-01
Louise Dunne 0-01
Caoimhe Broderick 0-01
Jenny Flood 0-01
Eimear Broderick replaced Ashling Mantle in the 1st half.
Lily Guerin replaced Aoife Goodwin in the 2nd half.
Newcomers to our panel:
We would like to welcome our new players on the team for 2019. We have a bright year ahead of us.
Kill senior footballers played host to Suncroft on Sunday last and both sides served up an excellent game of football. Kill opened the brightly and a fine team goal finished by Matthew Ryan put the home side in the lead after 5 minutes.
Kill failed to build on that early lead and Suncroft through county player Fionn Dowling equalised after 15 minutes to the Kill net.
Suncroft with the wind on their backs lead by 4 points with 5 minutes remaining in the opening half but three quick-fire Alan Wren scores brought the gap back to 1-05 to 1-06 at the break.
The opening quarter of the second half produced end to end football, and early scores from Suncroft were cancelled out with a goal from Dara Challaneer after good work by Stephen Skelton.
Moments later Kevin Crowe put Kill back into the lead with a well-taken point. However, from that point onwards the visitors took the game by the scruff of the neck and rattled off 2-04 to lead by 9 points with time almost up, but another Wren point from a free followed by a goal from Matthew Ryan reduced the gap to 5 points.
Scorers for Kill
M Ryan 2-02
D Challaneer 1-1
A Wren 0-5
K Crowe 0-1
Best for Kill were
Kill play Rheban in Round 3 next Saturday at 6pm at home.