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Weekly Lotto not won

Numbers for Monday 15th April 2019 – 1, 11, 22, 28

The lotto was not won this week, and we had three people that had 3 numbers. €200 is divided between them.

  • Geraldine Myles
  • M Delahunt
  • Niall O’Connor

This week our Lotto draw will be held on Tuesday evening 23rd April 2019 in the Club House Bar @ 9pm.

Jackpot is €6,950

Kill GAA Club Lotto Tickets Can Be Bought In 

  • Kill Pharmacy 
  • Kill Post Office
  • Larry Byrne
  • Timmy Flynn
  • Jordans Centra, Johnstown
  • Can Also Be Done Online By Clicking Here


Match Report- Adult Camogie League Div 2 Round 3

Kill 3-15 Broadford 0-06

Our Senior Camogie Team played their first home league game on Monday evening against Broadford in difficult weather conditions.

Playing against a very strong wind in the first half Kill managed to clock up 3 points and with Broadford scoring 5 points they had all to play for in the second half.

Kill came out in the second half determined to use full advantage of the wind and within minutes had levelled with Broadford and continued to pop over points to take the lead. Kill’s dominance continued with some well taken goals when the opportunity arose.

Every player on the Kill Team played their hearts out and fully deserved the great win.

Scorers for Kill:

  • Sarah Cullen 2-06
  • Michaela Kavanagh 0-06
  • Kaitlyn Miley 1-00
  • Caoimhe Broderick 0-03

Best for Kill were:

  • Annette Corcoran
  • Becky Breen
  • Caoimhe Broderick
  • Kaitlyn Miley
  • Michaela Kavanagh
  • Sarah Cullen

Irish Civil War – The burning of Palmerstown House, 29 January 1923

Leinster Leader 12 December 1925

Fascinating article in the Leinster Leader 12 December 1925 on the compensation tribunal investigating the burning of Palmerstown House during the Irish Civil War. Lord Mayo’s testimony revealed a rather telling if unusual remark considering he knew the assailants, ‘It is only right to say, declared his lordship, that the raiders were excessively polite.’

spellings and grammar retained as in original e.g. standstone = sandstone; htose = those; withness = witness; witness aid = witness said


At the Naas Circuit Court on Saturday before Judge Doyle K. C. the claim was heard of Senator The Right Hon. The Earl of Mayo for compensation for the burning of Palmerstown House on January 29th, 1923.

On the date in question it will be remembered a party of men entered Palmerstown House and proceeded to sprinkle petrol on the furniture. In a few minutes the entire building was in flames and was completely gutted before any attempt at extinction could prove effective. Lord May who with Lady Mayo were staying at Palmerstown House at the time was, together with members of his staff, held up at the point of the revolver while the work of destruction was carried out. In the course of his evidence Lord Mayo paid a high tribute to the services of his groom and members of the Free State Army on the occasion.

Mr. Phelps, K.C., and Mr. Meyers, B.L. (instructed by Messrs. White and White) for applicant ; Mr. Lupton, K. C., and Mr. Sheehy, B.L., (instructed by Mr. R. Brown, State solr.) for the State.

Counsel for the applicant having described in detail the dimensions and architectural style of Palmerstown House as it existed before the burning, said that an agreement had been reached with the State that the amount of compensation for furniture be fixed at £15,000. If, he went on, they were going to make a proper reconstruction it would be necessary to use Rosenallis standstone and that would involve extra expense by reason of the fact that they would have to go to the quarry where the stone was originally got. What they aimed at was the restoration of a house worthy of the occupants, and not more extravagant or better than the one which was destroyed. Mr. Orpen had prepared plans of the necessary reconstruction and had submitted these plans to Mr. Clayton and Mr. Clayton had submitted the bill of quantities. Messrs. Harvey and McLoughlin had the quantities priced and had duly forwarded an estimate for reconstruction and their actual figure was £35,128 4s 6d. Over and above that, of course, there were other items which would amount to about £3,000. There were, firstly, the architects’ fees of 5 per cent. and travelling expenses, fees of building and quantity surveyors and clerk of works. There should also be added a sum of £300 which Lord Mayo had expended in removal of debris and which in the ordinary course of events would go into the bill for reconstruction. The total cost, therefore, of reconstruction would be £38,378 6s 2d.

Lord Mayo giving evidence said-I am the owner of Palmerstown House. I have lived my life there since I became entitled to it. The original building was finished in 1877. The house was lived in by my mother before that in order to superintend the finishing of the interior. I and my family have always used it as a residence and were using it on January 29th as a residence.

Mr. Phelps: Is it your wish to have it reconstructed on the lines I have explained to his Lordship?

Lord Mayo: Yes.

Mr. Phelps: Would you describe to the court exactly in your own words what occurred about 10.20 on the night of the 29th January, 1923?

Lord Mayo: Two lads came to the front door and knocked. The door was opened by my butler. One of them made a snatch at his watch chain. The men were disguised. The butler shut the door and came and reported to me that there were two men outside looking for me. The postman arrived from Naas shortly afterwards and came to deliver the letters at the back door. I guessed what was up and I ordered the back door to be locked. That was not done. I then went upstairs for a moment and when I came down the butler informed me that the two men had entered the house and said they were going to burn it. As I had put out the light I asked to have it re-lit so that I could see these two men. One of them appeared to be disguised and I doubt if he were armed. The other man was fully armed with a service rifle. He covered him and me while this individual spoke to me. Lady Mayo then came out of the drawing room and this man was who was covered by the armed man said, “Lord Mayo, I believe is a Senator?” Her ladyship said, “Yes,” and then she went back to the drawing-room. The man then said, “We have come to burn the house.” I said, “Surely you would not burn this house full of beautiful things?” and he said, “We have our orders, my lord.” I then said, “Are you going to shoot me?” and he replied “No, my lord: we are not going to shoot you, but we have our orders to burn the building.” “I suppose at all events you will give me twenty minutes for the servants and ourselves to get some wearing apparel while the house is burning?” He said he would. At the end of twenty minutes the place was set on fire. I managed to save pictures that are mentioned in the details of the contents, including three Sir Joshua’s, two Titian’s and most of my hunting clothes. By that time the incendiaries had entered the dining-room and saturated the thick carpet with petrol and the room was in blazes in a moment. I went and opened the door of the dining-room and I found it a flaming furnace. Nobody has any conception of the fumes from that room-I shall never forget it. I didn’t get my throat right for 18 months afterwards. I shut the door and returned to the back hall. There was not a soul there, all had gone outside. Then we were ordered outside ourselves. We went to the garage where we were held up by two raiders. One of the men had an automatic which had the catch down-I asked him to put it up in case a shot would go off- the other had a revolver. The house was then beginning to blaze.

I went into the house again and attempted with a hand-pump to extinguish the fire in the hall but the raiders had done the job excessively well, because not only did they use petrol but also htose little pastiles which the Germans used during the war and which are impossible to put out with anything whatsoever. It is only right to say, declared his lordship, that the raiders were excessively polite.

By this time I thought it better to call some of my men up. My groom accompanied me to my study which contained important private papers as well as all the bills of the old house. Every scrap that was in the room was saved by myself and my groom, and also with the help of four very fine looking Free State soldiers who, when they saw the glare in the sky, motored as hard as they could from Newbridge barracks. Things were so bad that I was giving up hopes of saving a piece of furniture that was given to me as a wedding present when my groom said he would fetch it. The soldiers knocked the casement out of the window, which was a rather dangerous operation considering that the rifles were loaded and some of them had the catches down. I have been a soldier six years myself and I told them to put up the catches. The casing was knocked out and eight minutes afterwards my groom left the room having secured the article. A moment later the ceiling fell in and the room was in flames. That is the whole story of what occurred that night.

Replying to Counsel, withness said it was a very stormy and wet night. A South-westerly gale was blowing. The old house was very exposed, situated almost like a lighthouse on top of a hill. One could imagine the extreme heat that came from it when the fire was at its height: “That is all I have to say in the matter,” declared the witness.” I know perfectly well who was engaged locally in burning my house.’

Mr. Phelps: Did you employ Mr. Orpen to come down? Yes.

He had been your guest before? Yes.

All the servants’ accommodation was contained overhead? Yes. The house also contained rooms for my brothers and sisters before I was married and before they went away into the world.

By taking away the old roof and substituting therefore a flat roof you are depriving yourself of all this accommodation? Yes.

Richard Orpen deposed in reply to Counsel, that he knew Palmerstown house very well. He prepared the plans for the new building, and they were in every way satisfactory and economical. He took into consideration the fact that they would be using the old walls. The red marks on his plans indicated those walls that would have to be newly constructed. Most damage had been sustained by windows, cornices and stonework. The interior walls which were lined with brick, had not suffered as much. He had provided for a reinforced concrete roof for the whole building and had submitted detailed plans to the Quantity Surveyor.

Cross-examined: Witness said his plans provided for a house of the most up-to-date character, embodying all the most recent improvements in building. The house would be exactly on the lines of the old building except for the roof. The concrete roof was based on the most modern pattern, and its upkeep would be much less than the original one built in 1877.

Judge: I am always in doubt in these cases on one point. Will the new building as planned be less valuable than the original building?

Witness said the building would be less valuable in so much as it would contain less accommodation.

Judge: I cannot attach a full reinstatement condition to a building less valuable than the original building.

Mr. J Clayton stated he had been acting as a Quantity Surveyor in connection with a number of claims in Sackville St., on behalf of the State. He had prepared the Bill of Quantities for the work of reconstructing this house. His quantities were prepared in accordance with the plans submitted. He had provided, inter alia, for the particular limestone from Rosenallis. He had calculated that the extra cost of putting up the old roof would be £8,500. That roof contained 13 bedrooms and had suitable accommodation for guests.

Judge: Will the concrete roof set off against this £8,500?

Witness: No.

Continuing witness  aid he got instruction from Messrs Orpen to draw up the Bill of Quantities and he submitted them to Messrs. Harvey and McLoughlin.

Mr. Phelps: Can you form any opinion of the prices? Yes, I am quite sure Messrs. McLoughlin and Harvey have priced them.

Cross-examined by Mr. Lupton: I expect you have no doubt the new building is of a character suitable to the neighbourhood? Yes.

And the market value would be as good as the old house? I don’t go into market values.

Do you think the new building will be less valuable than the old? Yes.

John Cleary deposed he was employed by the firm of Messrs, Harvey and O’Loughlin. This Bill of Quantities drawn up by Mr. Clayton came to him for pricing. He submitted that these prices were fair, reasonable and proper and as far as he could estimate they were the current prices put upon them by builders in his position. The total to complete the house would be £35, 128.

Mr. Lupton, cross-examining: When you prepared the plans you were not told they were on a competitive basis? They were not prepared on a competitive basis, but they were prepared on the basis of current prices.

Mr. Judd, Valuer, said he thought the old house was more valuable than what the new would be.

For the state, Mr. John Good swore that he was instructed to make an estimate for the building of Palmerstown House and received for that purpose a copy of the Bill of Quantities with no prices. He was not aware of the individual items on the tender of Messrs. Mcloughlin and Harvey. Witness visited Palmerstown House on Friday and made an estimate of the prices on the basis of the present day prices and was prepared to carry out the building under Mr. Orpen’s directions on the basis of that tender. His gross total which would include Architects’ Litographers, Quantity Surveyors’ and Clerk of Works fees would be £39,902.

Mr. Frederick Hayes gave evidence that on behalf of the Government he made an assessment as to what he thought the proper prices for the reconstruction of the house would be. He made two assessments, his original being £29,600, and subsequent one, £31,401. He said certain items in the estimate of McLoughlin and Harvey’s were not contained in the original building.

Mr. T. Byrne said he was principal architect for the Board of Works. He thought a 2 ½ per cent deduction from the Assessments made by the Board of Works, was reasonable in the case of a new building because the outlav with the upkeep and maintenance with the building as restored would be less for a period of years than was the case before the reconstruction.

This concluded the evidence of value.

His Lordship said he would adjourn the further hearing of the claim until Tuesday, when he would make his award.

Giving judgment on Tuesday, his Lordship said:-The circumstances out of which this claim arises are briefly stated in the declaration made by the applicant on 8th Mary, 1923, and were briefly detailed in this court on Saturday last. The declaration runs as follows-“On Monday, the 29th January, 1923, a number of armed persons surrounded the house and premises, ordered out the inhabitants and maliciously set fire to the building which was completely gutted and the contents destroyed. The evidence shows that the reason assigned for this destruction by those who carried it out was the fact that the applicant held the office of Senator in the Constitution of the Irish Free State.

The claim naturally falls into two parts-(1) for the buildings, and (2) for the contents.

The claim for the contents has been arranged between the representatives of the State and of the applicant at the sum of £15,000 which will form portion of this decree.

Before dealing with the figures of the claim arising out of the destruction of the building, it is right to draw attention to the fact that the applicant is not claiming as he might have claimed, the restoration of his former house. He has limited his claims to the cost of the erection of a substituted and much less expensive house. A house which will still be as is plain from Mr. Orpen’s plans, a stately residence, but one the erection of which will cost less by many thousands than the reinstatement of the original would have cost. By this patriotic action the applicant has relieved the State from a very large sum of money.

In return for this relief given to the State the applicant is entitled to be met as he has been met, with every consideration by the representatives of the State. The evidence which has been submitted to me shows at once the care and the fairness with which the experts on behalf of the State have examined the claim, and shows too the moderation with which the claim itself has been prepared.

In these circumstances I hold that it is the duty of the State and of the tribunal to which the State entrusts the decision of the claim, to accord to the applicant the following rights:-He must be allowed to choose his own architect, surveyors and contractors; he must be allowed to exercise, at the expense of the State, the same discretion in respect of accepting or rejecting their suggestions as to prices and otherwise, which he, acting as a reasonable and prudent man, might be expected to have exercised in that respect, if he was dealing with his own private moneys; he must not be required to accept the lowest tenders or to run any serious risk by adopting, as of necessity, the cheaper of two competing methods of working-this last observation has special reference to the “bottening” which was so fully observed on during the hearing of the claim.

Applying these principles to the figures put before me and bearing in mind that the figures of Mr. Hayes’ original and revised assessments are not the figures of a tender at all, that Mr. Hayes in fact holds, in a sense, the position of Advocatus Diaboli in regard to all contractors, both applicant and respondent, I have come to the conclusion that there are two respects and two respects only in which I should reduce the amount of the claim made for “total building costs” which stands in Mr. Cleary’s revised figures at the sum of £33,928. The first reduction will be by a sum of £600 which is 50 per cent in excess of Mr. Cleary’s reduction from his firm’s original figure of £35,128, and is intended to meet as fairly as I can meet by anticipation, the continued drop in the price of materials, which I gather to be still proceeding; the second reduction of which I have spoken will not be a formal lessening of the figures at all; it will take the form of a note or addendum to the decree which will make it clear that there are, as there always are, items and groups of items expressed in “provisional” figures, and that, while these provisional figures are included in the decree, the balance or balances not required shall fall back into the coffers of the State; it is of course impossible to forecast the amount of such “provisional” savings; they will in all probability be of considerable amount.

This £600 reduction in the “total building cost” necessitates some minor changes in the dependent percentage figures which will now stand at the sum of £2,803.  The total on this head of claim worked out at £36,331 to which must be added the agreed sum of £15,500 for the contents of the building, making a combined total of £51,831 which will be the figure of the compensation decree. To the sum of £36,131 I add the “partial reinstatement condition” which Mr. Phelps asked for and which is clearly the proper condition, having regard to the substitution of a building of a different nature from, though of the same character as, the former building. The remaining sum of £200 is in the nature of a repayment to the applicant and is not affected by the condition.

I have fully considered the suggestion of the State expert that a sum of about £600 to £800 should be deducted from the decree by reason of the fact that the new building will tend to effect a saving in upkeep on account of its newness and of its being of a more manageable nature than the former building. I am satisfied that the provisions of section 10 (6) (a) of the Damage to Property (Compensation) Act, 1923, make any such deduction impossible; that sub-section directs that the compensation in the present case shall be “not less than the probable cost of the erection of the substituted building;” the object of the proceedings has been to ascertain the amount of that probable cost; the same sub-section excludes any deduction for increased value or appreciation such as would apply if the case fell under sub-section (4).

The decree is made of course with costs and expenses. I allow the sum of £147 claimed for expenses and I certify for 24 guineas Counsels’ fees and for an additional special allowance of £20 for the applicant’s solicitor.

The note to appear on the face of the decree will be as follows:-“This decree is to stand reduced by such portions (if any) of the contract charges, for “provisional” items or group items, as are found by the applicant’s architect, in the exercise of his discretion as such, not to be necessary for the completion of the work.”

To meet the requirements of Section 10 (1) the building now to be erected will be described in the decree as “of the same residential character as the injured building but of a less costly nature.”

[compiled and edited by Mario Corrigan; typed and edited by Breid on behalf of Cill Dara Historical Society – Kildare Town]

Taken from:

A Leinster Leader article on the actual burning of the house during the Civil War is also on E History, entitled Lord Mayo’s Beautiful Mansion in Ruins.

€10,000 Weekly Lotto Jackpot won by a club member

After nearly two years not won, we had a winner on April 1st, 2019

If you were to get a call on April 1st to say you won the Weekly Lotto, what would you think? April Fools?

Well, I’m sure that was going through Jim Fuery’s mind when he received a call on April Fool’s day @ 10pm.  Jim had all four numbers that were drawn that night. 10, 12, 24, 25. and even luckier to be the only one, so not having to share the win.

It was a pleasure to meet Jim in the Club on Monday last where he received his winning Cheque by our Club Chairman, Gary Ryan.

All the best Jim and thank you for supporting our Weekly Club Lotto.

Where does our Weekly Club Lotto stand at present?

Every week that our Lotto is not won, our Jackpot increases.  But because our Lotto is capped at €10,000, our reserve Jackpot builds at the same time, and we are delighted to say we are starting again at a whopping €6,800

This week’s Club Lotto Jackpot is €6,800

We would like to thank everyone who supports this fundraiser, that helps our club keep going. 

Good Luck Everyone


Image from left to right: Gary Ryan; Club Chairman, Christina Gobbet; Online Lotto Sales, Pat Reid; Club President, Jim Fuery; Jackpot winner

Match Report – U12 Spring League has started for the girls’ football.

Kill v Raheens

Well done to Kill U12 girls on a great first outing in the Spring League today away to Raheens.

A great result and thanks to all 18 players for putting in a fantastic team effort and to the parents for turning up to cheer the girls on in what was a very wind-swept morning in Raheens.

The future is bright for girls’ football in Kill.

U12 Girls Football Team

  • Abi Power
  • Aimee Troy
  • Amy Gavin
  • Anna Coburn
  • Bonnie Delahunt
  • Caitlin Critchley
  • Caoimhe McDaid
  • Eabha Loughnane
  • Emily Long
  • Grace Miley
  • Kate O’Neill
  • Louisa McGrath
  • Lucie Dunne
  • Maisie Molloy
  • Maya Freugaard
  • Molly O’Malley
  • Nellie Hennessy
  • Zoe Paul

Match Report – U12 Camogie

Kill v Naas

Kill U12 camogie team played Naas on Friday last in Kill GAA Club.

This was a very competitive match and while our girls put in a very strong performance on the day they were unfortunately beaten by a strong Naas side. 

Our girls are training well and the effort they are putting in is really showing through in their performance, and that wouldn’t be possible without the help and guidance of the coaches who are nurturing this team.

Their next match will be after Easter.  Check our Facebook page for details.  Looking forward to your next match girls.

Match Report – Senior Ladies Football Div 4 Round 2

Kill 3-10 to 0-05 Athy

Our girls welcomed Athy for Round 2 of the league on Tuesday last.

On a lovely evening for football, on a well prepared pitch, with great local support the girls won by a score of 3.10 to 0.05

Another great team performance by this great bunch of girls makes it 2 wins from the first 2 games of the league.

Scorers for Kill

  • Alannah Pardy 0-02
  • Chloe Murphy   1-01
  • Laoise Lenehan 1-02
  • Jenny Cahill 0-01
  • Sinead Keogh 0-02
  • Michaela Kavanagh 0-02
  • Megan Donovan 1-0

Next up in Round 3 of the league the girls will welcome Castlemitchel to Kill on the 23rd of April 

Your support will be greatly appreciated.

Girls Football – Our first U10’s Blitz a huge success

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 the future.

Matches for the upcoming week

Kill GAA have a busy week ahead with matches both at home and away.

We would like to wish all teams the best of luck with your matches this week

All support is greatly appreciated


Football – Men’s Reserve League Div4A

  • Kill v Rathcoffey
  • When:  Monday 15th April
  • Throw in: 7pm
  • Venue: Kill GAA Club

Camogie – Senior Camogie League Div 2 Rd3

  • Kill V Broadford
  • When: Monday 15th April
  • Throw in: 7pm
  • Venue: Kill GAA Club


Football – Men’s SFL Div4 Rd4

  • Kill V Ballykelly
  • When: Tuesday 16th April
  • Throw in: 8pm
  • Venue: Ballykelly GAA Club

LGFA – U16 Div 2 League

  • Kill V Na Fianna
  • When: Tuesday 16th April
  • Throw in: TBC
  • Venue: Na Fianna GAA Club


No matches reported


LGFA – U14 Div 2 League

  • Kill V Carbury
  • When: Thursday 18th April
  • Throw in: 7.15pm
  • Venue: Carbury GAA Club

Hurling – SHL Div 3 Rd 2

  • Kill V Clane
  • When: Thursday 18th April
  • Throw in: 7pm
  • Venue: Kill GAA Club


No matches reported


No matches reported


No matches reported

Many hands make light work!

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

  • Noel Flood
  • James Cocoman
  • John Flood

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 Girls on the Kildare LGFA U14 Squad

Leinster B U14 Football Final

Kildare 2-14 to 1-06 Westmeath

On Saturday our own Niamh Farrelly and Mya Pardy from Kill GAA Club played the Leinster B U14 Football Final with the Kildare U14 squad. 

Congratulation to Kildare for their win against Westmeath in Hawkfield today.

Girls your Club, team mates and coaches are so proud of you both.

Kildare U14 team

Match Report- Adult Camogie League Div 2 Round 2

Kill 1-03 to 0-09 Rathcoffey/Straffan

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:

  • Jenny Cahill
  • Aoife Mangan
  • Laura Cahill
  • Jenny Flood

The girls are playing at home to Broadford next. (Sunday or Monday) Check our Facebook page for date and time.

Written by M Behan 10/4/2019

Match Report – Men’s SFL Div4 Rd3

Kill 0-10 to 2-19 Rheban

Our senior footballers recorded their third defeat of the league campaign when defeated by Rheban on Saturday.

Kill started the game well, aided by a strong breeze and lead by 0-06 to 0-02 after 15 minutes with scores from Alan Wren 0-04, Paul Kirwan 0-01 and Eoin Finneran 0-01.

Rheban chipped away at the lead and with 5 minutes remaining in the first half they hit the front with a goal after a mix up in the home sides defence, a lead they would never relinquish.

Three more Rheban points before the break meant the visitors lead by 1-09 to 0-06.

Kill took the game to Rheban early in the second half however we could not convert the possession into scores and the visitors built on their lead.  

Kill kept trying until the end with scores from Kirwan 0-2, Matthew Ryan 0-01 and James Lawlor 0-1.

Best for Kill were: –

  • Eoin Finneran
  • Jack Healy
  • Frankie Kilkelly

Written by C Byrne 8/4/2019

Match Report – U16 Kill 6-11 to 4-05 Sallins

School Friends v School Friends

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

Kill Team

  • Laura Humphries
  • Erin Maguire
  • Sophie Holbrook
  • Jorga Goldring
  • Ella Goldring
  • Aoife Mulligan
  • Naomi Vaughan
  • Emma McAleenan (Captain)
  • Robyn Lavin
  • Niamh Farrelly
  • Ellen Creighton
  • Mya Pardy
  • Mickela Nash
  • Katherine Cahill
  • Ava Dunne

Written by Richard Brophy 7/4/2019

Match Report – Ladies SFL Div4 Rd1

Kill 1-14 to 0-04 Trinity Gaels 

What a great start to the League for our Senior Ladies Football team.

On Tuesday night our ladies went to Ballykelly where they played against Trinity Gaels.

Kill Ladies had a strong hold to the game from the start and wasn’t taking their eyes off it until the final whistle.

Congratulation girls on a great win, and with your sheer determination and skills we have no doubt it will continue.

Scorers for Kill

  • Nicole Jordan 0-01
  • Alannah Pardy 0-02
  • Michaela Kavanagh 1-02
  • Laoise Lenihan 0-01
  • Sinead Keogh 0-01
  • Chloe Murphy 0-05
  • Emma Carroll 0-02

Substitutions for Kill

  • Nicole Jordan
  • Sinead Keogh

Best for Kill

  • Alannah Pardy
  • Jenny Cahill

Written by Michaela Kavanagh 06/04/2019

Match Report – U14 Camogie

Kill 4-00 to 3-01 Celbridge

Well done to JJ Kelly who had been training this young side all winter.  All that hard work showed in todays match. 

All our girls played extremely well.  Especially the Cahill girls, Sara and Kathryn Cahill, who were on fire scoring 4 goals between them.

Match Scorers:

  • Sara Cahill 3-0
  • Kathryn Cahill 1-0

Best for Kill

  • Aisha Yar
  • Niamh Kelly
  • Maisie Molloy
  • Sophie Fennessy

Best of luck with the next few matches Girls.

Written by Marie Cullen 6/4/2019 & Photos from Eileen Cahill, Thank you.

Congratulations Paul Donnelly

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.

For Kildare        

All the best to Naas CBS

Masita All-Ireland Post Primary Schools ‘A’ Football Final (Hogan Cup)

St Michaels, Enniskillen v Naas CBS

Croke Park

Saturday 6th April 2019

TV coverage – 2.45pm (TG4)

Best of luck from all @ Kill GAA Club to Naas CBS who will make history when they become the first Kildare School to play in the All Ireland Post Primary Hogan Cup Football Final.

Kill GAA Lotto tickets are now on sale in Johnstown, thanks to Jordan’s Centra

A big thank you to Jordans Centra for selling our Club Lotto tickets now.

Kill GAA Club Lotto Tickets Can Be Bought In 

  • Kill Pharmacy 
  • Kill Post Office
  • Larry Byrne
  • Timmy Flynn
  • Jordans Centra, Johnstown
  • Can Also Be Done Online By Clicking Here

Jackpot this Monday is €6,650.

Lotto Draw is on Monday Night, 8th April @ 9pm in the Club House Bar.

Online tickets must be purchased before 7pm on Monday evening.


Alan Brogan shares his wealth of knowledge to the U11 and U12 Boys in Kill GAA Club

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 😂)

Written by Alicia Brien 5/4/2019