Sports Notes Extra

MOOREFIELD GAA: Congratulations to the Patrician Brothers Secondary School who had two great results this week in Gaelic football.

The juvenile football team won the South Leinster championship while the senior team qualified for the quarter final of the Leinster championship.

The senior team will play their semi-final against St. Banildus on Saturday at 2 pm in St. Banildus. All support would be greatly appreciated from Moorefield supporters and past pupils. Best of Luck to all involved.

The Senior team will play Dr. Crokes on Sunday 18 February in Limerick in the All Ireland Club Semi- Final. Preparations are well on the way in the club and everyone is looking forward to the game. The support in 2006 has been fantastic from Moorefield supporters and all the clubs in Kildare and we hope that this support will follow us down to Limerick.

The new Moorefield polo shirt and Bronx jacket is now available along with Jerseys. To place an order you can contact Christine Murray 087-6353220 or Gerry Moran 086-0817374

All underage training will recommence in early February this year. New members are always more than welcome to attend. We are looking forward to another successful year.

To see the best moments of the Leinster final against Rhode, visit our website at

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Anyone who has any recent or old Moorefield pictures that they would like to be put up in the Photo Library on the website can email them to of or you can contact Christine at 087-6353220.

Membership for 2007 can now be paid to any committee member. The fee will stay the same as 2006, E40.00 for family membership and E30.00 for single membership. New members are always welcome in Moorefield and anyone who is interested in becoming a member and getting involved in the club can contact Tony Murray 087-9175846, Decky Hanniffy 087-9967007, or Peter Whyte 087-1232901. Membership closes March 31st.

Eurobuster Results 22 January, Numbers 4, 9, 23, 25. No winner of E6,100 jackpot. Match three numbers winners: Colm Feeney, Kesh Reilly and the Durney Grandchildren. Promoter's Prize: Ernie McMullen.

ST.LAURENCE'S GAA: St Laurences G.F.C. Lotto results; Numbers drawn: 7, 9, 26. Jackpot E6000 No winner. E20 winners; Eddie Kearney, Bullhill; Katie Peate, Crooks-town; Fiona Murphy, Crooks-town; Dave Peate, Crookstown; Carol Doyle, Kilmeade. Next week's Jackpot; E6,000 (E3,000)

St. Laurences Ladies Football A.G.M. took place on Wednesday last and after a very successful 2006 the club officers and the senior team management all remained in place to carry on the good work into 2007.

Chairman; Des Henry. Secretary; Pam Grufferty; P.R.O. Sharon Mackey; Registrar; Roisin Walsh; Senior Team Management; Damien Doyle, Dom Grufferty, Derek Lawler.

U/14 and U/16 girls football training resumes this Wednesday night at 7.00 p.m.

The club's Annual Dinner Dance takes place on Saturday 17 February in the Community Complex. Tickets are E40 and can be got from Anne Kearney (045 485305) or from any committee member.

The senior footballers resume training under new team manager Noel Mooney this Tuesday at 8.00 p.m.

The Underage Football AGM will take place this Thursday 1st Febuary in St.Laurence's New Community Complex, everybody is invited to attend, coaches, parents etc.

ST. KEVIN'S GAA: The club held its AGM in the clubhouse 25 January. Secretary Phillip O'Rourke gave a comprehensive report on the happenings that took place in 2006.

The Chairman, Martin Murray, in his address thanked Brian O'Keeffee for the major contribution he made as Intermediate team manager over the last two years, by reaching the final in both years. He also officially announced Kieran McMenamin as the new manager and wished him the best of luck for the year. He also thanked everyone who helped him in any way during the past four years as Chairman.

There were plenty of changes at the top table, with Martin Murray, Joe Fox and Phillip O'Rourke all stepping down from their positions as Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Secretary respectively.

On behalf of the club we would like to say a big thank you to all three of them for their enormous contribution, hard work and dedication to the club for many, many, years.

The following were elected for the coming year. President: Jim Heffernan, Vice Presidents: Fr Pat Ramsbottom, Andy Noone, Joe Fox, Chairman: John Noone, Vice-Chairman: Pat Cosgrove, Sec: Alice Casey, Asst. Sec: Phil O'Rourke, Joint Treasurers: Denise Cox and Alice Casey, PRO: James O'Donnell,

Executive Committee: Martin Murray, Frank Kilcoyne, Mickey O'Brien, Tommy Flaherty and players representative.

Underage Chairman & Bord na Og Delegate: Frank Kilcoyne, Underage Secretary & North Board Delegate: Frank Lynch, 1st Team Manager: Kieran McMenamin, Selectors: John Beirne, Mickey O'Brien, 2nd Team Manager: Pat Casey, 2nd Selectors Joe Fox, Mark Casey, U21 Manager: Niall Carew. Underage Selectors: Minor, Frank Kilcoyne & Jack McDonald, one more to be appointed, U16, John Burke, Jason Brosnan, Phillip Reilly, U15 John Burke, Noel Lane, U14, Noel Lane, Tommy Flaherty, Eamonn Cox, U12, John Beirne, Frank Lynch, U9 & U10, James Treacy, Frances Kilcoyne.u8 Declan Cullen, Joe Cross.Gatemen: Matt Ward, Michael Sullivan, Mikey Anderson.

The first executive committee meeting of the New Year takes place at 8pm on Thurs 1st Feb in clubhouse.

The under 8 and 12 teams have recommenced training every Friday at 5.30pm.Parents with children who would like to get involved at under 8 should contact Declan Cullen at 0872248170 or 869545, or Joe Cross at 0874160140.The under 12 manager is John Beirne and he can be contacted at 0868378156.While adult training takes place every Tuesday and Thursday night at 8pm.All are welcome.

The successful under 11 and under 16 league winning teams were presented with their medals in the clubhouse last Saturday evening. John Noone in his first official function as the new club chairman congratulated both sets of players on bringing two titles to the club in 2006.He encouraged the parents to get more involved with the club and that they would be made more than welcome. He also complimented the selectors involved for their effort and dedication .The under 11 selectors were John Beirne and Frank Lynch, while John Burke, Phillip Reilly and Jason Brosan were the under 16 selectors. John Beirne praised his team for their excellent commitment throughout the year. While John Burke praised Frank Kilcoyne for his help with the under 16 team. County senior player Mark Fitzharris thanked the club for giving him the honour of making the presentation. He told the players they were a credit to the club and to their families. The evening concluded when the chairman made a presentation on behalf of the club to Mark Fitzharris to mark the occasion of his recent marriage to Shirley Hopkins.He also wished Mark the best of luck with Kildare for the coming year.

The following under 11 players received their medals: - Mark O' Connor, Lee Dempsey, Mark Sutton, Conor Gordon, Brian Elliot, John Drennan, Evan Treacy, Joseph Kenny, Robert Beirne, Tom Brady, Darragh Lynch, Kevin O'Brien, Olivia Lane, Conor Murray, Mark Harris, Owen Kelly, Jason Cross, Graham Beirne, Jamie Smyth and Adam Lynch.The under 16 players who received their medals were: - Patrick Sheridan (Captain), Alan Sheridan, Owen Lenehan, Thomas Barron, Willis Lane, David Higgins, Jamie Kenna, Luke Reilly, James Treacy, Bernard Redmond, Conor Byrne, Colm Mitchell, Wayne Fox, Sam Sutton, Darren Millea, Mark Grace, Brian Kenny, Shane Kenna, Colm Bourke, Donal O' Connor, Stephen Doyle, Darren Fox and Mark Mitchell.

There was no winner of the jackpot in the Coill Dubh/St Kevin's lotto draw held on Tuesday 23rd Jan. The numbersdrawn were 1, 8, 22, 24.The following won E40 each, Sean Brennan Woodlands Park, Kay Moore Blackwood,Ger Mangan c/o IIE Enfield and J O'Connell c/o IIE Enfield. The jackpot for the next draw on Tuesday 30th Jan is E12,600.

RATHANGAN GAA: There was no winner of this week's lotto. The numbers were: 2, 21, 22 and 24. Match 3 numbers X 1, E150: Larry Doyle, c/o Jack Hoey. Next week's jackpot will be E6,750.

Rathangan GAA have chosen a number of Playing and Non-playing merchandise which is available to all. Tracksuits, hats, Gear bags, T-Shirts, Rain Jackets, Jerseys, Shorts, Socks & Training Tops from ages 3-4 to adults sizes in the Rathangan colours. These would be an ideal Birthday gift for the footballer or football fan in your life. This gear is now on display in Michael O'Rourke's Shop Window, Main Street.

For further information please contact Alison McMullen on 086-1293424 for further information. Club Membership: Please note that Club membership for both playing and non-playing members is now overdue. Players (inc. Insurance) Membership: E70.00, Family Membership: E25.00, Single Membership: E20.00, U18s Membership E25.00. Pay your membership and avail of the Rathangan Members 2007 car sticker. Please contact any committee member for further details. Dinner Dance:

Tickets are now on sale for Rathangan GAA's Annual Dinner Dance on Saturday, 10th February in the Hazel Hotel, Monasterevin, at 8pm. Tickets are E35 and on sale from any committee member. For more information please contact Alison McMullen on 086-1293424 or Grace O'Loughlin on 085-1441596.

BROADFORD HURLING CLUB: Jimmy Leonard, the youngest member of the 1961 Broadford Senior Hurling Championship team, was inducted into the club's Hall of Fame last Thursday night.

He was still eligible to play on the club's Minor team that year, when he helped Broadford to victory over Athy in August of that year.

His playing days lasted 20 years and during that period he lined out with Kildare's Junior squad for a period in the mid 1960s.

DJ Carey, the famed Kilkenny hurler, presented Jimmy with his award to the sound of thunderous applause.

Other awards on the night were presented to Thomas Reilly, Michelle Larkin-Lavin, Eoin O'Donoghue and Joe Canning.

Thomas received the club 'Intermediate Hurler of the Year' award for 2006, while Michelle was presented with the Club Person of the Year accolade.

Kildare Under-16 B Championship medals were presented on the night by DJ Carey, and Eoin O'Donoghue, a member of that team, received its '2006 Hurler of the Year' award.

Joe Canning was presented with the U16 Most Improved Hurler award, while Dean Hanley, a third member of the team, received a special achievement award.

Special achievement awards were also given to Denis Bourke for his work with the Intermediate team over the last two years, and to Nick Sutton new Vice-Chairman of the Kildare Hurling Board.

Mark Bergin, captain of the Under-16 team, presented DJ Carey an engraved piece of Newbridge Silverware for his contribution to the night's event.

Membership fees are now due. Rates are: adults - 30 euro; Family E50 euro; Under-18s – 15 euro. A 'Registration Day' will take place at the clubhouse on Saturday, 11th February – 2pm to 6pm updates on

ATHGARVAN GAA: The club is holding a fundraising Night at the Dogs on Saturday, 3 February at Newbridge Grey-hound Track.

The fundraiser is being undertaken in conjunction with the local soccer club, Athgarvan Villa, and, hopefully, the combined nature of our venture will improve our chances of raising much needed funds for the promotion of local sport in 2007.

The GAA club will use its share of the proceeds to finance the ongoing development of the Club's facilities and to develop further its teams at underage, ladies and adult levels.

As you are no doubt aware, the local population has expanded very dramatically and each year the financial challenge of keeping the show on the road becomes greater. We would hugely appreciate your support by attending on the night.

Tickets for Admission costing 10euro are currently being sold and you can obtain tickets through the contacts below. Very importantly, these tickets must be bought before the night in order to benefit the Athgarvan Clubs.

Those interested in attending can buy tickets from Treacy's Daybreak shop, the Athgarvan Inn, or from the following club members: Athgarvan GAA - Mick Nolan (087 2704503) or Christy Shiels (087 6163724).

Athgarvan Villa FC - Gerry Deegan (045 442189) or Willie Conlon (086 3432410).

KILL GAA: Training every Tuesdays and Friday nights at 7.30pm and Sunday mornings. All players, seniors, minors and u21s are requested to attend. We are out against Rebhan in the Keogh Cup on Saturday 10th February in Kill at 2pm. Our first league match is Monday 10th March and we have a friendly against Caragh on Saturday 3rd February in Caragh.

The football committee is up and running Chariman Gary Rice, Secretary Jody Gilhooley, Asst Secretary Pauric Kelly, anybody interested in going on the committee should contact Gary Rice on 086 8123384.

Red Wood are playing in the Clubhouse on Saturday 17th February. Saturday 24th February we're having a beach party. Double Up are playing in the Clubhouse on the 3rd and 10th March. A Race Night is being organised for Saturday 31st March. The Annual Golf Classic takes place Friday 18 May in Athy Golf Club.

The Hall, Lounge, Kitchen and Bar are available for functions, but must be booked in advance, please contact Bernie Gough on 01 458574 or 087 2859276. There is a refundable deposit on all Functions Rooms including the Kitchen, which will be returned provided the premises are retured to their original state after the function.

Membership is now due.

Bingo in the Clubhouse every Thursday at 8.30pm. Cost - E4 for a book and E2 each for sheets, flyers and jackpot, huge prizes given out each week.

The Lotto draw takes place every Monday night in the Clubhouse at 10pm.

ARDCLOUIGH GAA: The GAA welcomes its new trainer Conor Lehane, formally of St. Judes for the Intermediate footballers. The club wishes him and his management success in his new role.

The Frank Bothman Cup, a local 7-aside football tournament has commenced and the final will be played this weekend. In the Keogh Cup, Ardclough play Castledermot away on the 10th February.

In underage the AGM for the Juvenile Hurlers was held on Wednesday 24 February. Maurice Madden was re-elected Chairman. The hurlers are encouraged to help out in any way they can with underage. If we are to continue on with our current success we must ensure that there is a strong underage group coming through.

The Under 10s competed in a blitz in Tuesday 23rd in Clongowes Wood College in Clane, competing against Clane and Maynooth. They won 2 out 3 matches. Best for Ardclough were Dylan Burke, Aaron Kelly and Stephen Bryan.

The Under 13s were also out in Celbridge. Well done to them all. Training continues for underage on a Friday evening from 6pm.

The Underage Spring League fixtures are now being arranged so matches for both hurling and football are expected to commence around the end of March. Underage football training continues for the moment on Saturday afternoons from 3pm. If anyone is available and willing to help out with training either with football or hurling please talk to the coaching teams. Our members attending are growing steadily, so extra help is appreciated.

On the social front there will be music in the club this weekend, Saturday 3rd with Double Up.


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