Match Reports

Intermediates Score Big Win in 2017 Opener

posted 20 Jun 2017, 06:15 by Patricia Donnellan


U16 Ladies Win Shield in Local Derby

posted 16 May 2017, 14:08 by Patricia Donnellan

13/05/2017: A large crowd gathered in Ballynacally to see neighbours Kildysart and Fergus Rovers battle for the Cummins Car Centre U16C Shield on Friday last.  It was a tense affair with the sides level 5 times over the course of the match and showcased some very strong performances from both teams.  However it was Kildysart who claimed the Shield on a score line of 3-6 to 3-4.
Katie Donnellan opened the scoring for Kildysart with a point in the opening minute.  However Fergus Rovers’ Sorcha Donnellan (no relation) scored her first of two goals to bring the Rovers ahead at the 5 minute mark.  The full back line of Aoife McMahon, Clara O’Grady and Sarah Casey worked tirelessly throughout the match to keep the Rovers at bay with goalie Laura Reidy making three great saves during the match.  Points from Sinead Kelly and Grace Sheerer drew the side’s level with 10 minutes played. An unanswered goal and point from Roisin Donnellan put the Blues ahead but Molly McCarthy’s point just before half time left only a goal between them at half time. Kildysart 1-4, Fergus Rovers 1-1.
The Rovers started strongly with Grace O’Sullivan’s goal bringing the sides level 2 minutes after the restart.  The sides swapped points with Roisin Donnellan and Aine Garry popping over the bar to draw level again Kildysart 1-5 and Rovers 2-2.  The mid field pairings of Sinead Kelly and Emma Byrne for Kildysart and Aine Garry and Ava Cotter for Fergus Rovers were well matched and dominated the middle of the pitch.  Kildysart forwards Amy Murphy, Kyla Foley and Rachel Conway were causing trouble for the opposition throughout the match.  A goal from Katie Donnellan put Kildysart ahead by 3 and for the next 5 minutes there was no score until Sorcha Donnellan lifted the Rovers with 1-1 to put them in the lead by 1 with 5 minutes remaining, Kildysart 2-5, Rovers 3-3.  Kildysart’s lively wings backs Caitlin Casey and Emily Leahy were breaking forward all game and were rewarded with a point when centre back Chloe Sheehan slotted one over after a long run up the pitch to bring the sides level again.  Impact sub Megan Sheehan set up the last score for Kildysart when Sinead Kelly’s long range effort ended up in the back of the net in the dying minutes to put the Blues ahead by 3.  The Rovers never gave up and Molly McCarthy’s point put them on the prowl for the winning goal but time ran out.  Full time score Kildysart 3-6, Fergus Rovers 3-4. Referee: Barry Kelly
Kildysart: Laura Reidy, Aoife McMahon, Clara O’Grady, Sarah Casey, Caitlin Casey, Chloe Sheehan-captain (0-1), Emily Leahy, Sinead Kelly (1-1), Emma Byrne, Kyla Foley, Amy Murphy, Katie Donnellan (1-1), Rachel Conway, Roisin Donnellan (1-2), Grace Sheerer (0-1). Subs: Megan Sheehan, Hannah Mikhael, Zoe Nagle, Rachel O’Sullivan, Aoife Cleary, Leah O’Donnellan, Lucia Cibran.  Management: Helen Murphy, John Byrne, Tricia Donnellan
Fergus Rovers: Shauna Hayes, Emma Hill, Molly McCarthy (0-1), Clodagh Herilhy, Emma Keating, Lisa Hill, Grainne Ryan, Ava Cotter, Aine Garry (0-1), Holly Garry, Ciara O’Brien-captain, Ellen Griffin, Sarah Sheehan, Sorcha Donnellan (2-2), Grace O’Sullivan (1-0). Subs: Louise Coffey, Sherrie Marrinan, Chloe O’Shea, Davin Livingston. Management: Sean O’Sullivan, Mairead Hayes, Mary Keating

Great Comeback Gives Kildysart Victory in Corofin

posted 15 Apr 2017, 14:35 by Patricia Donnellan   [ updated 15 Apr 2017, 15:57 ]

15/04/2017:  Kildysart’s strong 4th quarter performance gave the Blues their second win out of three in this year’s Garry Cup campaign beating Corofin 1-13 to 1-11.  Having suffered a heavy loss to St. Brecken’s last week, Kildysart started strongly and had 2 points on the board from the boot of Kieran Eyres by the 6th minute.  It took Corofin 10 minutes to get their first score but they tacked on 5 in a row, led by Clare footballer Jamie Malone, to go ahead 5 points to 2 by the 21st minute.  Kildysart drew level at 5 points apiece by the 24th minute with two scores from Barry Crehan and one from Damian Hill.  However, the north Clare side pulled ahead once more with an unanswered 1-1.  Another Barry Crehan point cancelled out Corofin’s last effort to leave 4 points between the sides at the break: Corofin 1-7, Kildysart 0-6.

Kildysart subs, David McMahon and Kieran O’Brien, who came on at either side of the half time whistle were influential in turning the tide in Kildysart’s favour, but it was goalie Robert Eyres who sealed the deal for Kildysart. Corofin started off the scoring with a point but Luke McGrath countered to keep the gap at 4 points.  Two points from Corofin were followed by a point from Barry Crehan to leave the Blues down by 5 points at the turn of the 4th quarter, Corofin 1-10, Kildysart 0-8. But the game started to turn in Kildysart’s favour when goalie Robert Eyres took the first of his 4 frees just inside the 45’ line.  David McMahon followed with a point and then goalie Eyres was called upon to convert a 45’ to bring the game within 2.  Kieran O’Brien’s long range effort dropped favourably to Damian Hill who fisted to the net to give Kildysart the lead with 24 minutes on the clock, 1-11 to 1-10.  A scoreless 7 minutes ensued when Corofin were awarded a score-able free which they duly converted to bring the sides level at 31 minutes gone.  The referee then announced 2 minutes of additional time and it was all to play for.  At the 33rd minute, Eyres came forward to take the potential game winning free on or about the 45 metre line.  With Cluxton-like aplomb, he slotted the ball between the posts to give Kildysart the lead, and the game carried on.  At the 34th minute, Eyres was again called upon and this time the free was 55 metres out and without fail, he banged over the insurance point.  Final score: Kildysart 1-13, Corofin 1-11.  Kildysart have 2 wins and 1 loss and face Eire Óg next Saturday at home in round 4.

Team: Robert Eyres (0-4, 4f), Cormac Ginnane, Brian Eyres, Kieran Leahy, Michael “Taz” Eustace, Rory McMahon, Brendan Frawley, Neil O’Connor, Shane McNelis, Mikey Donnellan, Kieran Eyres (0-2), Oisin Coyle, Barry Crehan (0-4, 1f), Damien Hill (1-1), Luke McGrath (0-1). Subs: David McMahon (0-1) for B. Frawley 25 min, Kieran O’Brien for O. Coyle 33 min

Debutante Luke McGrath Leads Kildysart in Win over Wolfetones

posted 14 Mar 2017, 08:43 by Patricia Donnellan   [ updated 14 Mar 2017, 08:52 ]

11/03/2017:  Kildysart Intermediates got off to a good start in their Garry Cup opener at home v Wolfetones winning 2-13 to 0-4.  Wolfetones arrived with a much depleted side due to soccer commitments and only managed 2 points in each half and had to wait until the 47th to get their only point from play.  Kildysart were impressed with their young talent with debutante Luke McGrath scoring 1-5 (1f) and centre back Rory McMahon contributing 1-1, after impressing with the Clare U21 team in Munster on Wednesday last.  The home side led at halftime 1-8 to 0-2 and pushed on ahead in the second half.  Next match is 8th April away to St. Breckans.

Team: Robert Eyres, Conor Donnellan, Brian Eyres, Cormac Ginnane, Michael Eustace, Rory McMahon (1-1), Ryan Casey, Neil O'Connor, Kieran Eyres (0-2), John Ginnane, John Murtagh (0-2), Oisin Coyle, Luke McGrath (1-5, 1f), Shane McNelis, Barry Crehan (0-3). Subs: Brendan Frawley for R. Casey (42 min), Mikey Donnellan for L. McGrath (50 min).

Kildysart/Coolmeen Claim West Clare U15 Title

posted 16 Nov 2016, 07:21 by Patricia Donnellan

03/11/2016:  Coolmeen / Kildysart defeated Kilmurry Ibrickane in the West Clare U15 A Final on a score of 4 – 05 to 0 – 10.  This was a cracking game of football played in ideal conditions. Coolmeen / Kildysart started in a blaze of glory when Emmet McMahon scored a goal in the first minute of the game. KIB responded with 4 points in a row to take the lead. Coolmeen / Kildysart regained the lead when Barry McMahon goaled after a great passing move. Soon after Conor Hassett scored a 3rd goal. In the remaining minutes of the half Emmett McMahon pointed 2 frees for Coolmeen / Kildysart.  Half Time: Coolmeen / Kildysart: 3 – 02 KIB: 0 – 04

James Kelly scored the first point of the second half for Coolmeen / Kildysart. KIB scored 3 points to reduce the margin. Emmet McMahon scored 2 points to extend the lead for Coolmeen / Kildysart. KIB pressed forward & scored 3 further points. In the closing stages KIB peppered the Coolmeen / Kildysart goalmouth but the defence held out. In injury time Dylan O’Halloran scored a brilliant goal for Coolmeen / Kildysart to guarantee victory
Full Time: Coolmeen / Kildysart 4 – 05 KIB: 0 – 10
Team: Conor Cusack, Darren Crehan, Fergal Ginnane, David Murphy, Dylan O Halloran, Patrick O’Donnell, Conor Moloney, JJ Carrig, James Kelly, Conor Hassett, Barry McMahon, Emmet McMahon, Dylan Power 
Subs: Ronan Murphy, Danny O’Dea, Adam Wallace, Conor Kenny, Jake Cronan, Mark Moloney, Joe Kelly, Kieran Lorrigan
Mentors: Kevin Kelly, Michael Kirrane, Noel O’Grady, Adam Carrig.  Credit match report to Coolmeen GAA

Kildysart Win Back to Back Minor C Titles

posted 24 Oct 2016, 03:29 by Patricia Donnellan

23/10/2016:  This years Minor C Championship was a replay of the 2015 Final when Kildysart took on the Banner on this morning in Ballynacally.  Kildysart retained their Minor C title with a comprehensive win 2-16 to 2-3.  Kildysart have dominated this competition winning the title 4 out of the last 5 seasons, - 2012-2013 in amalgamation with Coolmeen and the last 2 years on their own.  Kildysart were undefeated in 2016 and have won 13 out of the 15 matches over the course of the last 2 seasons.  Kildysart have been very successful in underage football this season with the boys winning county championships at U18, U16 & U14 and the ladies winning at U14.

Kildysart dominated all over the pitch and held Banner to no point from play until they scored a goal in the dying minutes of the game.  Kildysart started strong and led by 4 points to no score before the Banner pointed a free in the 17th minute to open their account.  Banner threatened a bit in the first half but Kildysart’s goal was well protected by goalie Aidan O’Loughlin and backs Stephen Sheehan and Cormac Ginnane.  Kildysart went on to kick 3 more scores and Banner tacked another free to leave the score at the break Kildysart 0-7, Banner 0-2.

The first goal of the match came early on in the second half when Seamus Casey won a breaking ball on the Banner kick out and charged straight for goal.  Casey was one on one with the goalie and he slotted the ball neatly into the corner of the net.  Kildysart 1-10, Banner 0-3.  Three minutes later Kildysart were awarded a penalty when Banner goalie was yellow carded. Luke McGrath converted this for the Blues who now led by a score of 2-10 to 0-3.  Things were looking comfortable for Kildysart when the Banner were then awarded a penalty in the 22nd minute.  However Kildysart kicked on from here and were winning 2-16 to 1-3 when the Banner slotted home their only score from play to end the match Kildysart 2-16 to Banner 2-3.  Martin Frawley presented the shield to Kildysart captain Barry Crehan.

Team: Aidan O’Loughlin, Darren Crehan, Stephen Sheehan, Cormac Ginnane, Ryan Casey, David Cusack, Kieran O’Brien (0-5), Luke McGrath (1-1, 1p), Mikey Donnellan, Seamus Casey (1-4), Aaron Slobody, Diarmuid O’Donnell (0-2), Barry Crehan-captain (0-3, 1f).  Emmet McMahon (0-1) for Diarmuid O’Donnell (47 min), Conor Cusack for D. Crehan (50 min), Jack Sheehan for M. Donnellan (52 min), James Kelly for A. Slobody (54 min). Dylan Bull, Conor Donnellan.  Management: Michael Crehan and Shane McNelius.

Front row: Aaron Slobody, Stephan Sheehan, Emmet McMahon, Darren Crehan, Barry Crehan, Dylan Bull, Diarmuid O'Donnell, Seamus Casey, Conor Cusack.

Back row: Michael Crehan, Mikey Donnellan, Aidan O'Loughlin, Cormac Ginnane, Jack Sheehan, Ryan Casey, David Cusack, Luke McGrath, Conor Donnellan, Kieran O'Brien, James Kelly, Shane McNelius, Odhrán McNelius-mascot.

Ger Kelly Puts in Man of the Match Performance in Intermediate Final Draw

posted 28 Sep 2016, 01:03 by Patricia Donnellan

24/09/2016:  Report from Clare People

Kildysart in Intermediate Final 2016

posted 19 Sep 2016, 13:41 by Patricia Donnellan

10/09/2016: Report from Clare People

Kildysart/Coolmeen Minors Bow Out at QF

posted 19 Sep 2016, 13:37 by Patricia Donnellan

07/09/2016:  Report from the Clare People

Kildysart in Intermediate Final

posted 11 Sep 2016, 06:14 by Patricia Donnellan

10/09/2016:  A stellar second half performance propelled Kildysart in the Intermediate Championship Final beating Kimihil Kildysart 3-7, Kilmhil 0-11.  They now face Kilfenora is approximately 2 weeks.

The match is now on You Tube   second half

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