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Kill GAA – Upgrading our Floodlights

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.

Draw details

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.

Match Report – Senior Hurling Team Kill v Maynooth

Challenge Match, in Kill GAA, 04/04/2019

Our Senior Hurling Team played their first match of the year with a challenge against Maynooth on Wednesday just gone.

A great effort was put in considering the very poor weather conditions, resulting in a 1-point win on a score line of 3-08 to 3-07.

Training resumes next Tuesday the 09th @ 7.30pm with our first league game fixed for Thursday the 11th 👍🏻

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates on the Match venue and time.


Match Report – Intermediate Camogie League Div 2 Rd1

Donard Glen 4-06 to 3-04 Kill

Venue: Donard Glen GAA @ 8pm

Kill played Donard Glen on Monday last, in Donard Glen GAA pitches.  Kill suffered a narrow 5-point defeat.

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.

Match Scorers

  • Michaela Kavanagh 3-0
  • Kaitlyn Miley 0-01
  • Louise Dunne 0-01
  • Caoimhe Broderick 0-01
  • Jenny Flood 0-01

Substitutions: –

  • 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.

  • Louise Dunne
  • Lily Guerin
  • Ella Kearney
  • Rebecca Breen

Looking forward to our next match on

Monday 8th April | Kill v Rathcoffey/Straffan |

at 7.30pm in Rathcoffey

€10,000 Lotto Jackpot was won

Huge Congratulations to Jim Fuery

Kill GAA Lotto, Monday 1st April 2019 was won

The winning ticket was bought online and the winning numbers were
10, 12, 24, 25.

Next Weeks Jackpot is €6,650

Next draw is on Monday 8th April @ 9pm in Kill GAA Club House Bar.
Club House Bar is open while the Draw is on.

Thank You For Your Continued Support to Kill GAA Club.

Tickets Are Now Available To Buy Online By Clicking Link Below

Match Report – Men’s SFL Div 4 Rd2

Kill 3-09 Suncroft 3-14

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

  • M Cocoman
  • S Skelton
  • J Healy.

Kill play Rheban in Round 3 next Saturday at 6pm at home.

Written by C Byrne 1st April 2019

Thank you to Kill Pharmacy

Kill GAA Club Lotto tickets can now be bought in Kill Pharmacy

A big thank you to Kill Pharmacy for selling our Club Lotto tickets now. Our Club relies on numerous fundraising throughout the year to survive.

Kill GAA Club Lotto Tickets Can Be Bought In 

  • Kill Pharmacy 
  • Kill Post Office
  • The Dew Drop Inn
  • The Old House
  • Can Also Be Done Online By Clicking Here

Jackpot this Monday is €10,000.

Lotto Draw is on Monday Night, 1st April At 9pm in Club House Bar.

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


The History of Hurling

Hurling – History and Evolution

Hurling is one of the oldest field games in the world and is popular for at least 3000 years in Ireland with the first literary reference dating back to 1272 BC.

Hurling is often referenced in Irish myths and legends, the most famous of which has to be the early account found in the Táin Bo Cuailgne, a legendary tale from early Irish literature, which describes the exploits of the Ulster hero Cú Chullainn, (literally Hound of Cullen) who was so named after killing a fierce guard dog by driving a hurling ball down its throat. Such stories often portray Hurling as a form of martial training and proficiency on the Hurling field was equated with skill in battle. Throughout the countryside, Hurling thrived as a wild and often violent practice with few set rules. One 17th century account describes the game as being played on a plain about 200-300 yards long, with victory going to the first team to drive the ball through the goal of the opponent.

The Celtic legal system, the Brehon Laws, provided for compensation for hurling accidents and provisions were also made for cases of deliberate injury, or even death, as a result of Hurling. The game was outlawed in the 12th century after the occupation by the Normans, but it survived and even flourished up to the early 19th century mainly due to patronization by the landlords.

By the time of the Great Famine of 1846 – 49, Hurling had declined dramatically and was in danger of dying out completely but for a number of strongholds. However, Dublin Castle itself admitted that by the late 1850s, Hurling was being played all over Munster and records of the game survive in Donegal and Down and Kilkenny and Longford.

There was much variation in the forms of the stick and ball games played in Ireland. There was the cross country scuaib in Clare and South Galway. The Camán (anglicized to commons) game was played due north of the Dublin Galway railway line and epicentred in Ulster’s communal heartlands. There was also the Iomán form of the Hurling that was regulated by the Killimor Daly rules of south Galway and the more obscure local rules drafted by James Maher of Tipperary before the famine. 

The 19th century saw a new version of Hurling, or hurley as it was referred to, become popular within the upper classes. A defining ten year period for Hurling was before the establishment of the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1884. By 1879, there were at least six hurley clubs among the gentry in Dublin, and the Irish Hurley Union was founded in Trinity College. It was exclusively an upper-class preserve and bore little relation to traditional concepts of the game. During this period, the various forms of the game all metamorphosed into the first nationally codified sport of Hurling, which was in essence, the summer game of Leinster and the South. Camán, the ground Hurling winter game which according to mid-nineteenth century accounts had been more widespread and popular within Ireland than its younger Hurling sibling, was to fade away, even in Ulster where it had been played for generations.

A clareman named Michael Cusack had realised the need for common regulations and this inspired much of his thinking with regard to the formation of the GAA. In order to preserve the game of Hurling, Cusack had begun writing about its revival in 1882 in a newspaper *The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News *and in 1884 the GAA was founded to restore the Gaelic pastimes of old.

Since the foundation of the GAA in 1884 and the introduction of a formal set of rules, the game of Hurling has evolved to the game we see today. The original core concept of man-on man (or woman-on-woman) contests for the ball within the defined framework of a positional game has been added to and eroded to varying degrees over time.

The physical conditioning of the modern player has allowed him to move quickly into space to gain possession of the ball, in many cases uncontested, while a focus on maintaining possession has resulted in the movement of the ball in a more designed manner, giving clear advantage to a team mate. This latter trend has also resulted in the reduction in frequency of use of many of the less controllable skills of both games, for example, the overhead strike in Hurling, as the use of these may often lead to a more equal contest or the loss of possession altogether. The focus on maintaining possession once you have it has antagonistically resulted in the adoption of defensive tactics designed to concentrate players in front of the scoring area or around the ball when not in possession.

While there is much debate about the value of such tactics to both games, modern coaches seek to position their players against opponents they perceive to have advantages over – whether in the contest or once in possession – maintaining the dramatic combat or duel concept of the games. All the while tactical innovation is sought from far and wide to overcome those of their opponents, and improve their team’s chances of winning.

Hurling has also been exposed to the influence of external sources, particularly through the international games played between Hurlers of Ireland and their Scottish Shinty counterparts. The game is played under ‘compromise’ rules agreed between the governing associations and provide an opportunity for players to represent their country in a series of international tests from time to time.

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Kill GAA are recruiting Adult players

We want you on our team

    Do you want to meet new people?
    Do you want to get fit?

We want you on our team!!

If you are interested, call us today to arrange to go to one of our training sessions.

For contact details on all four codes:-

Hurling | Football | Camogie | Ladies Football

Go to our website 

Start children young with the GAA and build healthy habits for life

A little bit of History found online…………


An article from the Kildare Observer February 8, 1919 telling of a claim for compensation for the burning of Kill Village Hall. Re-typed by Aisling Dermody

Burning of Kill Village Hall


At Naas Quarter Sessions on Wednesday The Countess of Mayo claimed £600 compensation for the alleged malicious burning of the village hall at Kill on the night of 1st January 1919.

Mr. Cecil Fforde (instructed by Mr. C.P. Tracy, solicitor) appeared for the applicant: Mr. W.A. Lamphier, solicitor, for the Kildare County Council and Mr. Kinahan, B.L. (instructed by Messrs. Brown and McCann), for the Naas No. 1 District Council.

Mr. Fforde in opening the case said the claim was for £600 odd in respect of the malicious burning of a village hall in Kill. Some years ago Lady Mayo wished to provide some place where the people around about could hold concerts, dances and amusements of that kind. She got subscriptions amongst her friends and raised a sum of £101, of which she subscribed £25 and Lord May £10, and there was a balance of £150, which Lady Mayo provided part of which was repaid by the receipts and there was still a sum of £80 due to Lady Mayo. About a year ago the hall was used for dancing classes, and its use for that purpose was discontinued as it led to noisy scenes, etc. In August, 1917, the secretary of the local Sinn Fein club wrote to Lady Mayo demanding the hall for the purpose of meetings on the grounds that as the hall had been built by public subscriptions they were entitled to use it. “I need hardly say” said council, “that these gentlemen did not subscribe one penny to that or probably to any other purpose to serve the nation.” The letter from the Sinn Fein club of Kill and Ardclough set out that as the hall had been built by public subscriptions, the committee came to the conclusion that they should have the use of it. The letter was signed by Thos Clarke, New Row, Kill. To that letter, Lady Mayo replied stating that the use of the hall could not be given, as under its rules it could only be used for educational or recreational purposes. Later on, there was a certain amount of these public demonstrations which took the form of cattle-driving, and a number of Lord Mayo’s grazing tenants’ cattle were driven off the land. It was necessary to bring police into the district, and the police took possession of the hall without permission of Lord or Lady Mayo to be used as a centre. On the 1st January of this year, a concert was being given in the hall in aid of the fund for payment of the district nurse, and some soldiers gave their assistance. That entertainment closed at about 10 o’clock. A number of lamps that had been used in the hall were carefully extinguished. About midnight some of those who took part in the entertainment passed the hall and there was no sign of fire. About 2 o’clock the police were notified that the hall was blazing. The hall cost £255 to build, and could not be rebuilt now for less than twice that amount. There was a lot of things in the hall, which brought the claim up to £600.

Lady Mayo, examined, in reply to Mr. Fforde, said the hall was built in the year 1914 on her own initiative for educational recreational schemes in the neighbourhood. A number of her friends and the people of the neighbourhood helped by subscribing about £70. About a year ago the hall had been let for dancing classes, and that was discontinued. In the year 1918, there was a good deal of cattle driving on the lands of Lord Mayo’s tenants. On the 1st January this year there was a pantomime held in the hall. The replacement value of the hall was over £300. The articles enumerated in the list produced were in the hall at the burning. A few days after the burning witness got an anonymous letter. (Council said he would not read the letter, but would hand it up to his Honour).

Mr Kinahan objected to the introduction of the letter.

Lady Mayo, examined by Mr. Kinahan, said the public around the district subscribed to the fund for the erection of the hall. There was no boycotting of another enterprise of hers in Kill – the Dewdrop Inn. The hall was insured but she did not know whether the policy precluded the use of the hall for theatricals. There was not to her knowledge any repudiation by the insurance company of liability.
Frank Leckton, butler at Palmerstown, examined by Mr. Fforde, said he got up the pantomime on 1st January. There was in the hall a portable oil stove, which was alight during the day of the performance, but was extinguished by him before 7 p.m. There were oil lamps in front of the stage and over the auditorium. There was smoking in the auditorium and a certain amount amongst the players on stage. The performance concluded at 10.10 p.m. Witness saw the pianist put out the candles on the piano and he then went to put out the oil lamps on the stage. All the lamps were put out except three suspension lights and one light in the dressing room. The footman footman put out the remaining lights, and witness said the others went to supper at Mr. Stevens’s. When returning on their way home about 12 o’clock everything was all right and the hall was in darkness.


The direct examination of Frank Lockton was continued on Thursday morning. In answer to Mr. Fforde witness said there was nothing inflammable in the room at the back of the stage. During the performance there was smoking on the stage. There was a small window in the gable end of the building. The evening of the fire was wet and the floor was wet and damp with the audience. Cross examined by Mr. Kinahan – Smoking was not forbidden in the body of the hall. About four men might have been smoking in the dressing room. The performance was “Dick Whittington” and a lot of fancy dresses were used. The window at the gable end was taken out to illustrate the throwing of chestnuts from the scenes as if from trees.

Mr. Fforde – The chestnuts were pantomime jokes (laughter).

Witness continuing said that no particular hostility was shown to them during rehearsals.

George Franklin, chauffer to Lord Mayo depose that he extinguished the acetone lights on the night of the performance. Witness saw no cigarette ends or burning tobacco in or near the dressing room.

William Whitaside, footman at Palmerstown, deposed that he put out all the lights on the night of the performance with the exception of a hurricane lamp, which was outside to show people the three steps leading up to the hall. After the people left the hall a woman came in and said she had lost a key. With the aid of the hurricane lamp witness searched the whole of the floor, and there was nothing about to cause a fire.

Mr Richard Lowe, Manager of the Dew Drop Inn Kill, deposed to being awakened at 1.50 on the morning of the 2nd January. He went to the window and on looking out saw the hall on fire. The place was just one mass of flame.

To Mr. Kinanhan the witness said everyone round the place dealt in the Dew Drop Inn.

Constable Longheed deposed that he was at the performance on the 1st January. He would not say there were any Sinn Feiners in the hall that night at least no pronounced Sinn Feiners. There might have been some of the weak-minded Sinn Feiners there. (Laughter)

His Honour. Some people say that description might apply to all and explain the existence of the institution. (Laughter)

Further examined the witness spoke of having been awakened by the noise of the burning and seeing the hall in flames.

Mr R.H. Hall produced a map of the district showing the position of the hall. His Honour in the course of his remarks in summing up said it was a great pity this fine hall that was created through the generosity of Lord and Lady Mayo who had done so much for the locality should have been burned. He thought the theory of accident was extremely unlikely. The tendency of his mind was to say that the possibility and the probability was that it didn’t happen by accident. But he could not decide on probability. He thought it unlikely the fire happened by accident but he could not say it was impossible. He wanted evidence and he had not got that evidence and he therefore had to refuse the application. He allowed £6 10s costs and expenses. There were a number of other claims in respect of loss of property through the burning. A like order was made in all the cases.

The Kildare Observer 8th February 1919

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Camogie training for Girls, 10 years and under

Under 6 up age 10 Camogie training is on every Monday from 4.45pm to 5.45pm in Kill GAA.

  • Under 7 indoors (wear runners)
  • Older girls outdoors.

We are looking for more girls to join the group.

Parents are welcome to stay and help out. Please put on your child’s helmet.

Any enquiries text or call Marie at 087 2062533 please share with girls who would be interested in trying out Camogie.

Lotto Results for Kill GAA Club

Kill GAA Lotto
Tuesday 25th March 2019
Numbers Drawn 6, 11, 15, 18.

No winner

Two people Matched 3 numbers. €200 / 2 Divides
– E Devine c/o Post Office
– Chris Cullen c/o Post Office

Next Weeks Jackpot is €10,000

Monday 1st April @ 9pm in Kill GAA Club House Bar, with a reserve of €6,500
Club House Bar is open while the Draw is on.

Thank You For Your Continued Support to Kill GAA Club.

Tickets Are Now Available To Buy Online By Clicking Link Below

2019 Registration

****Please Note****

Registration needs to be paid before players play matches, to allow Kill GAA to register all children, adult players and mentors with the various associations.


Payment can be done through our Website · or Phone Christina at 085-1272782 (Evenings Only) to Arrange Payment.

New members are also welcome for all Codes. Contact details are on our website