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Under 16 Div. 1 Shield Final.
(14th of September, 2019)
               Lilliput Gaels                       1-03               
Shandonagh                           1-04
Our U16 footballers took on neighbours Shandonagh in the Division 1 Shield Final in The Downs on Saturday morning last. When the teams met in early July in the championship we were two point victors in a high scoring game.This was certainly not going to be a high scoring encounter on this occasion as the scoreline read 0-1 to 0-0 to Shandonagh at the end of a very cagey first half. Scores were still very hard to come by in the second half between two very evenly matched sides and when we scored a late goal to draw level extra time looked to be on the cards but an injury time point from Shandonagh proved to be the winner. Well done to the players and management for their efforts during the year and it was an outstanding achievement to qualify for the Division 1 Shield Final.
 Panel;: Sean Jackson, Odhran Gavigan, Shane Doran, Cathal Kelly, David Maloney, Tiernan McMahon, Ryan Boyne, Peter Reynolds, Peter Dalton, Cathal Elliffe, Warric Kirby, Cody Finnane, Shane Corcoran, Luke Seery, Peter Murphy, Sean Kincaid, Niall Claffey, Oisin Kiernan, Jack Gannon.



Under 16 Div. 1 Shield Semi Final.
(26th of August, 2019)
               Lilliput Gaels                       4-09               
Moate All Whites                    3-11
There was amazing scenes at the end of this breathtaking match played in Ballinagore on Monday evening when we came from eight points down at half time to claim a one point victory. Moate started the game in a very lively fashion and their forwards were scoring at will and when they got in for their second goal just before half time it looked to be game over as they held a 2-07 to 0-5 lead at the interval. We came out with renewed confidence in the second half and with Peter Reynolds and Peter Dalton supplying our forwards with a plentiful supply of ball we gradually ate into Moate's big lead. Two great goals from Cody Finnane brought us within a point of Moate and Killian Bolger, who was having his best ever game, swung over a couple of superb points to put us in front with five minutes left. Moate then struck for a goal to put them back in front before the deadly duo of Peter Murphy and Shane Corcoran combined for a well worked goal from the latter to regain the lead.Now it was the turn of our backline to excel as they came under pressure from our opponents who went all out for an equaliser but the final whistle came to our rescue and we qualified for a place in the county final. Well done to all involved especially the management team of Conor Elliffe and Sean Claffey who stepped up to the mark with flying colours as their co manager, Olly Kirby, was missing due to holidays. The team sported their new jerseys which are kindly sponsored by Club Activ Gym, Mullingar and we thank them for their generosity.
Panel; Sean Jackson, Cathal Kelly, Ryan Boyne, Odhran Gavigan, Shane Doran,Tiernan McMahon, David Maloney, Peter Dalton(1-0), Peter Reynolds(0-4), Cathal Elliffe(0-2), Luke Seery, Cody Finnane(2-0), Peter Murphy, Killian Bolger(0-3), Shane Corcoran(1-0), Jack Gannon, Sean Kincaid, Niall Claffey, Oisin Kiernan.

Under 16 Championship Division 1.
(12th of August, 2019)
               Lilliput Gaels                       0-07               
St. Lomans                            4-11

St. Lomans proved too strong in this playoff game to determine the semi final pairings for the premier championship in a game played in Ballinagore on Monday last. We were always chasing this game from an early stage as we struggled to win primary possession in the middle third of the field and two late goals gave our opponents a healthy 3-06 to 0-1 half time lead. In fairness to our lads they never threw in the towell in the second half and were unlucky not to eat further into the St. Lomans lead when we missed a few good goal chances. We now enter the shield competition but the team and management can hold their heads high after competing at the top level in under 16 football which is always of a very high standard
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Panel; Sean Jackson, Cathal Kelly, Ryan Boyne, Tiernan McMahon, Peter Dalton, David Maloney, Shane Doran, Peter Reynolds, Luke Seery, Cathal Elliffe, Warric Kirby, Cody Finnane, Peter Murphy, Killian Bolger, Shane Corcoran, Jack Gannon, Sean Kincaid, Niall Claffey, Odhran Gavigan(inj).


Under 16 Championship Division 1.
(6th of August, 2019)
               Lilliput Gaels                       1-08               
St. Lomans                            6-10

Following this heavy defeat to St. Lomans in this game played in Lakepoint Park  we now face a three way playoff with St. Lomans and Shandonagh to see who will join Kinnegad in the semi finals.


Under 16 Championship Division 1.
(29th of July, 2019)
               Lilliput Gaels                       1-05               
Coralstown/Kinnegad              2-23
A very strong Coralstown/Kinnegad side who are hot favourites to win the championship inflicted a heavy defeat on our lads in Kinnegad on Tuesday last. We performed brilliantly in the first half and were only  behind by seven points on a scoreline of 1-10 to 1-3 but with only two subs to call on to replace tired legs we were unable to keep tabs on our opponents in the second half. A feature of the game was two fine penalty saves from Sean Jackson but unfortunately for Sean Kinnegad managed to score goals from both rebounds. A win in our last game against St.Lomans will see us qualify for the knockout stages of the championship.


Under 16 Championship Division 1.
(15th of July, 2019)
               Lilliput Gaels                       5-05               
Shandonagh                            2-12
Shandonagh were the visitors to Ballinagore on Monday evening for a first round championship encounter. After the opening ten minutes it looked like our lads were certainties to garner the two points on offer as we hit the opposition for three goals but by half time Shandonagh recovered well to go in on level terms on a scoreline of 3-01 to 1-07. The second half continued in this vein with neither side able to pull away on the scoreboard. With ten minutes left a converted penalty from Shandonagh put them in the driving seat until a well worked move was finished expertly by Peter Murphy to the net to put us in front with five minutes left on the clock. A missed penalty from the Gaels could have proved costly but we managed to weather several late Shandonagh attacks to hold on for a tight win. As in our previous league outing our goalkeeper, Peter Dalton, pulled off several outstanding saves proving that his intercounty call up was well justified. Well done to all the lads who turned out, especially the under 14's, as numbers are tight at this age group.
Panel; Peter Dalton, Cathal Kelly, Ryan Boyne, Sean Kincaid, Odhran Gavigan, Tiernan McMahon, David Maloney, Shane Doran, Peter Reynolds, Cathal Elliffe, Warric Kirby, Cody Finnane, Peter Murphy, Luke Seery, Shane Corcoran, Jack Gannon.


Under 16 Division 1 League
(22nd of April, 2019)
               Lilliput Gaels                       0-07               
Tyrrellspass                            0-13
We suffered another defeat in Division 1 to a very committed Tyrrellpass side in Tyrrellpass on Monday evening. From the throw in the home side were on top in nearly every position and we were lucky that we just went in six points behind at half time as our opponents missed two open goals just before the change of ends. We played our best football in the opening ten minutes of the second half and got the lead down to 0-8 to 0-4 but when we missed two good goal chances the game swung back in Tyrrellpass's favour and they finished out the game strongly. The highlight of the second half for our side was an excellent save from Peter Dalton which kept us in the game.
Panel; Peter Dalton, Cathal Kelly, Ryan Boyne, Max Ripley, Odhran Gavigan, David Maloney, Shane Doran, Jack O'Donnell, Tiernan McMahon, Catahal Elliffe, Peter Reynolds, Cody Finnane, Killian Dalton, Luke Seery, Warric Kirby, Sean Jackson, Oisin Kiernan, Shane Corcoran, Jack Gannon, Peter Murphy, Sean Kincaid, Niall Claffey.


Under 16 Division 1 League
(1st of April, 2019)
               Lilliput Gaels                       1-05               
Killucan                                  6-12
The Under 16's kicked off a busy schedule for our underage mentors when they travelled to Killucan on Monday evening. This side, who were unbeaten in their opening four games in this competitive division, were certainly brought down to earth with a lesson in football from the home side. This wake up call will stand to these lads  as the season progresses as they have talent in abundance.

Under 16 Division 1 League
(15th of March, 2019)
               Lilliput Gaels                       2-04               
St. Lomans                             0-10

We remain unbeaten after 4 games in a very competive Division 1 League after holding a very strong Lomans out fit to a draw in Lakepoint on Friday night.
Panel: Sean Jackson, Cathal Kelly, Ryan Boyne, Odhran Gavigan, Luke Seery, David Maloney, Shane Doran, Jack O'Donnell, Cody Finnane, Cathal Elliffe, Peter Reynolds, Peter Murphy, Shane Corcoran, Killian Bolger, Warrick Kirby, Sean Kincaid, Ian Kiernan, Niall Claffey, Conor OMalley, Jack Gannon, Oisin Kiernan.


Under 16 Division 1 League
(24th of February, 2019)
               Lilliput Gaels                       1-09               
Moate All Whites                     0-06

Our Under 16's made it two wins from two in Division 1 when they overcame a physically strong Moate outfit in Moate on Sunday morning last. Moate All Whites have been our bogey team over the last few years and always had the beating of our lads but that was certainly not the case on this occasion where we ran out deserving winners in a great game of football.

Panel: Peter Dalton, Cathal Kelly, Ryan Boyne, Sean Kincaid, Luke Seery, Tiernan Clarke McMahon, Shane Doran, Cody Finnane, Peter Reynolds,  Cathal Elliffe, Warric Kirby, Odhran Gavigan, Shane Corcoran, Killian Bolger, Peter Murphy, David Maloney, Max Ripley, Conor O’Malley, Jack Gannon. Niall Claffey.


Under 16 Division 1 League
(17th of February, 2019)
               Lilliput Gaels                       7-13               
St. Marys                               1-03

We played our first game in the league in Ballinagore on Sunday morning in breezy conditions. After electing to play against the elements we went in at the break with a healthy lead. The second half continued with our lads holding the upper hand in many sectors of the field and we ran out easy winners.

Panel: Peter Dalton, Cathal Kelly, Ryan Boyne, Sean Kincaid, Luke Seery, David Maloney, Shane Doran, Tiernan McMahon, Cody Finnane, Cathal Elliffe, Warric Kirby, Odhran Gavigan, Shane Corcoran, Killian Bolger, Peter Murphy, Max Ripley, Conor O’Malley, Jack Gannon. Niall Claffey, Ian Kiernan.


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Under 16 Championship Div 3 Final
(29th of October, 2018)
               Lilliput Gaels                       8-07               
Inny Shamrocks                     4-04

Our U16 footballers were crowned Division 3 champions on Monday following this comprehensive victory over a gallant Inny Shamrocks side in The Downs. Inny Shamrocks started as lively as the breeze behind them and we found ourselves under considerable pressure in the opening quarter. This intense pressure seemed to unnerve us early on but thankfully, due to a combination of poor shot selections and resolute defending, we found ourselves only two points in arrears at the midway point in the half. Shortly after that, we got our opening score. Peter Reynolds, who started in the full forward line but was now operating further out the field, collected a ball and went on a strong surge. His pass to Cody Finnane in space resulted in Cody expertly placing the ball past a diving keeper into the bottom corner. Any nerves we had until that moment disappeared in a flash. The introduction of Warric Kirby (who missed a lot of our season through soccer commitments and recovered just in time from a broken bone in his hand) around this time had an impact and we continued to dominate the remaining ten minutes of the half with well finished goals by Darragh Seery and Warric. Inny Shamrocks were still a threat however and they earned a penalty which was well finished, despite a great effort by our keeper Peter Dalton, to leave the half time score Lilliput Gaels 3-03 Inny Shamrocks 1-03. With the wind on our backs, we anticipated a strong performance from the lads in the second half and they didn't disappoint. Darragh Seery won the throw in and we attacked straight away with a point resulting. We began to assert ourselves and create chances with further goals coming from boots of Peter Reynolds, Conor Murphy and Warric Kirby. We received a setback with twelve minutes of normal time remaining when we lost the influential Zach Wright to a straight red card. This left us with plenty of defending to do as Inny Shamrocks, to their credit, piled on the pressure right to the end. Ryan Boyne, Tiernan McMahon and Darragh Seery led the defensive charge to quash the Inny Shamrocks challenge and, with their men pushed forward, we were able to punish them on the break and we finished with two well taken goals to run out convincing winners at the final whistle. The sense of achievement was evident as parents and supporters spilled onto the field to celebrate with this group of players on their first U16 championship success. Captain, Cian Gavigan, received the trophy from underage secretary Michael McHugh and thanked the club, mentors, players and supporters before giving three cheers for a plucky Inny Shamrocks side. This was a magnificent end to the year, the culmination of a long season of training and development for this talented panel of players. We have to give a special mention to two players who played all year long but missed out playing in the final due to untimely injuries. Our goalkeeper, Lorcan Kiernan, and corner back, Mark Killian, both unfortunately sprained ankles in the lead up to the game and didn't recover in time. Both lads featured strongly in all our games this year so it was really disappointing for them to miss out, however they were with us in all of our final preparations and again on Monday and this was another driver for the panel to succeed. A third panel member, Adam McGoldrick, also missed the action due to injury. A second special mention to the U14 players, David Maloney, Peter Murphy and Jack Gannon, who augmented our panel all year with David and Peter both impressing when introduced on Monday. Well done and congratulatons to the entire squad and their mentors.
 Team: Peter Dalton, Ryan Boyne, Cathal Kelly, Tiernan McMahon, Cian Gavigan, Luke Seery, Darragh Seery, Zach Wright, David Jackson, Conor Murphy, Mark Kiernan, Peter Reynolds, Cody Finnane. Subs used: Warric Kirby, David Maloney, Sean Kincaid, Peter Murphy, Ian Kiernan. Rest of panel: Jack O'Donnell, Jack Gannon, Lorcan Kiernan (Inj), Mark Killlian (Inj), Adam McGoldrick (Inj).


Under 16 Championship Div 3  Semi Final
(6th of October, 2018)
               Lilliput Gaels                       7-16               
Multyfarnham                        2-06

Our U16 footballers took on Multyfarnham in the semi-final of the championship on Saturday last in Ballinagore in ideal weather for football. An early goal settled the nerves of our lads and they continued to take the game to Multy in the opening half and we went in at half time with a healthy lead. Multy came out a much improved side in the second half and helped themselves to some well worked scores but Lilliput Gaels regained their composure in the final quarter to run out easy winners in the end. Congrats to all involved with this fine panel of players and we look forward to the final where we take on Inny Gaels.

Panel;Lorcan Kiernan, Ryan Boyne, Mark Killian, Tiernan McMahon, Zack Wright, Luke Seery, Darragh Seery, Cian Gavigan, David Jackson, Peter Reynolds, Peter Dalton, Cody Finnane, Conor Murphy, Mark Kiernan, Cathal Kelly, Sean Kincaid, Warwic Kirby, Adam McGoldrick, Jack O'Donnell, Jack Gannon, Peter Murphy, David Maloney, Ian Kiernan.




Under 16 Championship Div 3 
(8th of September, 2018)
               Lilliput Gaels                       0-0               
Delvin/St. Pauls                      0-0

Our U16 team finished the group stages of their campaign with a comprehensive victory over a gallant Delvin/St. Paul's side in Delvin last Saturday afternoon. Our lads killed this game off in the first half with a number of well worked goals. This win means we topped our table and have qualified for the semi-final.
Panel: Lorcan Kiernan, Mark Killian, Luke Seery, Tiernan McMahon, Ryan Boyne, Cody Finnane, Darragh Seery, Peter Reynolds, David Maloney, Conor Murphy, David Maloney, Peter Murphy, Sean Kincaid, Jack Gannon.


Under 16 Championship Div 3 
(20th of August, 2018)
               Lilliput Gaels                       8-09               
Inny Gaels                             5-15
Our U16's remain unbeaten in this years championship following this hard fought three point win over Inny Gaels in Ballinagore. We lead by 2-07 to 1-05 at half time, but on the resumption the visitors fired in two goals to go in front but we regained our composure to go back ahead again and we had a healthy lead with just five minutes left. Our gutsy opponents refused to go down without a fight and two late goals from them had us hanging on at the end but this deserved win now qualifies us for the semi final. Panel: Peter Dalton, Mark Killian, Luke Seery, Zach Wright, Tiernan McMahon, Cody Finnane, Cian Gavigan, Darragh Seery, David Jackson, Peter Reynolds, Sean Kincaid, Conor Murphy, Mark Kiernan, David Maloney, Cathal Kelly, Jack Gannon, Ian Kiernan.

Under 16 Championship Div 3 
(23rd of July, 2018)
               Lilliput Gaels                       10-11               
St. Michaels                             3-07

The under 16 team made the long journey to Ballycomoyle to play St. Michaels last Monday evening, winning on a scoreline of 10-11 to 3-07 in the Division 3 Championship, making it 3 out of 3 for our under 16 side! Panel: L.Kiernan, C.Kelly, L.Seery, M.Killian, T.McMahon, D.Maloney, D.Jackson, D.Seery, C.Murphy, P.Murphy, S.Kincaid, M.Kiernan, P.Dalton, W.Kirby, J.Gannon, I.Kiernan.

Under 16 Championship Div 3 
(11th of July, 2018)
               Lilliput Gaels                       7-24               
Kilbeggan/St. Josephs              4-07
This local derby played in Ballinagore resulted in a comprehensive win for the home side. At half time we lead 3-13 to 3-5 and the game was still in the balance but our opponents  couldnt keep up their first half intensity and we ran out easy winners. 
Panel: Lorcan Kiernan, Mark Killian, Ryan Boyne, Cody Finnane, Luke Seery, Tiernan McMahon, David Jackson, Darragh Seery, Cian Gavigan, Zach Wright, Mark Kiernan, Conor Murphy, Peter Dalton, Warwick Kirby, Peter Murphy, Adam McGoldrick, Cathal Kelly, Ian Kiernan, Sean Kincaid, Jack Gannon.

Under 16 Championship Div 3 
(24th of June, 2018)
               Lilliput Gaels                       6-13               
Multyfarnham                         1-08

Our U16 started their championship campaign with an impressive victory over Multyfarnham on Sunday evening in Multy. We were well on top in every department and held a healthy half time lead on a scoreline of 4-02 to 0-03 and with every player putting in a great display we continued to dominate our opponents in the second half to run out easy winners.
Panel: Lorcan Kiernan, Luke Seery, Ryan Boyne, Cody Finnane, Tiernan McMahon, David Jackson, Darragh Seery, Cian Gavigan, Mark Kiernan, Conor Murphy, Peter Murphy, Warwick Kirby, Peter Dalton, Jack O'Donnell, Cathal Kelly, Ian Kiernan.


Under 16 League Div 2 
(19th of June, 2018)
               Lilliput Gaels                       5-07               
Millmore Gaels                       4-20

Our U16 side went down to a strong Millmore Gaels side in very windy conditions in Ballymore on Tuesday evening. We were down by eight points at the half hour mark after playing with the elements but we put in an outstanding shift in the second half but could not haul back the big half time lead try as we might. We wish Odhran Gavigan a speedy recovery after he suffered a broken collar bone shortly after being introduced as a sub.
Panel: Lorcan Kiernan, Luke Seery, Cian Gavigan, Cathal Kelly, Tiernan McMahon, Ryan Boyne, Cody Finnane, Darragh Seery, Peter Reynolds, Sean Kincaid, Conor Murphy, Peter Murphy, Warwick Kirby, Mark Kiernan, Zach Wright, Peter Dalton, Ian Kiernan, Odhran Gavigan


Under 16 League Div 2 
(13th of May, 2018)
               Lilliput Gaels                       1-12               
Tyrellspass                             3-13

Our U16 football side travelled to Tyrrellspass to take on the home side on Sunday evening. The sides were evenly matched for the opening twenty minutes but three goals before the half time break put the home side in control. In fairness it was a much better performance from Lilliput Gaels in the second half and we continued to take the game  to Tyrellspass when the easy option would have been to throw in the towel.Well done lads on a great spirited game:
Panel; Lorcan Kiernan, Mark Killian, Ryan Boyne, Cathal Kelly, Zach Wright, Cian Gavigan, Cody Finnane, Darragh Seery, Peter Reynolds, Conor Murphy, David Jackson, Tiernan McMahon, Mark Kiernan, Killian Bolger, Adam McGoldrick. Subs: Warwick Kirby, Luke Seery, Peter Murphy, Sean Kincaid, David Maloney, Shane Doran, Jack Gannon, Ian Kiernan.



Under 16 League Div 2 
(23rd of April, 2018)
               Lilliput Gaels                       0-07               
Cill Oige                                4-12

Our U16 footballers were defeated by a strong Rosemount/Castledaly combination  last Monday evening in Ballinagore. Again we were missing several players for several reasons but the lads on show put in a great effort over the hour. Hopefully we will have our injured players back for our next game and we must again thank our under 14's, Odhran, Jack, Peter and Shane for stepping into the breech and performing so admirably

. Panel: Lorcan Kiernan, Mark Killian, Ryan Boyne, Cathal Kelly, Cody Finnane, Tiernan McMahon, Luke Seery, Cian Gavigan, David Jackson, Mark Kiernan, Conor Murphy, Zach Wright, Adam McGoldrick, Killian Bolger, Peter Dalton. Subs used: Ian Kiernan, Peter Murphy, Odhran Gavigan, Jack Gannon, Shane Corcoran.




Under 16 League Div 2 
(9th of April, 2018)
               Lilliput Gaels                       2-06               
St. Marys                               2-12


Our U16 team travelled to Rochfortbridge last Monday to take on the locals in our second league game of the year. We were minus the services of a number of players on the evening but thankfully a number of our U14's helped out after their busy Féile weekend and yet again they impressed. This was a very spirited performance by our lads and they created enough chances over the hour to have won the game comfortably, however a high wide count and some great goalkeeping by the Bridge's number one kept our scoreline down. After a tight first half, we trailed by 1-05 to 0-03. It would have been closer as we had the ball in the net but the referee didn't allow the advantage and instead called play back afterwards for a free in, which was pointed. A second half penalty earned and converted by Conor Murphy along with a well executed goal by Cody Finnane kept us in the chase but unfortunately for us we saw chance after chance either fly wide or saved. In the end, St. Mary's held out for the win but our lads had given them a great battle. We saw some great performances on the evening. Lorcan Kiernan was solid as a rock in the goals and his kickouts were excellent, Peter Reynolds and Darragh Seery bossed the midfield exchanges throughout, our defence worked tirelessly with Tiernan McMahon and Cody Finnane impressing. Up front, Conor Murphy had a fine game and he finished with a personal tally of 1-05.

Panel: Lorcan Kiernan, Luke Seery, Ryan Boyne, Mark Killian, Cody Finnane, Tiernan McMahon, Cathal Kelly, Darragh Seery, Peter Reynolds, Mark Kiernan, Conor Murphy, Peter Dalton, Adam McGoldrick, Killian Bolger, Sean Kincaid, Peter Murphy, Ian Kiernan, Jack Gannon, Odhran Gavigan.



Under 16 League Div 2 
(29th of March, 2018)
               Lilliput Gaels                       6-08               
Tubberclair                            1-15

Our U16 footballers opened their league campaign with a good win over Tubberclair in Ballinagore last Monday evening. On a very wet evening we took a while to settle into the game but by half time we led by 3-04 to 0-06. Tubberclair mounted a spirited comeback in the second half but a well worked goal, finished by Peter Reynolds, proved the matchwinner of an exciting game of football.
Panel: Adam McGoldrick, Luke Seery, Cian Gavigan, Sean Kincaid, Tiernan McMahon, Ryan Boyne, Cody Finnane, Darragh Seery, David Jackson, Lorcan Kiernan, Conor Murphy, Cathal Kelly, Peter Murphy, Peter Reynolds, Mark Kiernan. Subs used: Odhran Gavigan, Jack Gannon. Rest of panel: Peter Dalton (inj), Ian Kiernan (inj), David Maloney (inj)





Division 1 Quarter Final Under 16 Championship 
(28th of August, 2017)
               Lilliput Gaels                       2-08               
The Downs                            7-19
We travelled to The Downs to take on the Division 1 League Champions and favourites for this years championship on Monday evening. Having done way beyond expectations to reach this far in the competition by qualifying from a strong group the players and management can be very proud of the progress made this year. The Downs were very strong in all positions and were really up for this game, but as in every game our lads played this season, we never threw in the towel and kept taking the fight to our opponents.
This panel gave us some great perfomances this year and all players have a bright future in the game, we thank Paul and Joe for all the time and work they put in during the year in improving the skills of the lads and for the sporting manner they always played  their games.
Panel; Jamie Keenan,Cian Gavigan, Morgan Gavigan, Conal Fagan, Fergal O'Brien, Paddy Doran, David Jackson, Darragh Seery, Harry Ripley, Jack Gallagher, Eoin Glennon, Warwic Kirby, Cathal Maher, Peter Reynolds, Zach Wright, Matthew Looram, Barry Bolger, Mark Killian, Lorcan Kiernan, Cody Finnane, Mark Kiernan, Luke Seery, Peter Dalton.

Under 16 Championship 
(18th of August, 2017)
               Lilliput Gaels                       6-11               
Athlone                                 6-10
This game played in Athlone was to decide who would progress from our group to the quarter finals of the championship and after our great win just four days earlier we were confident of victory. Athlone meant business from the off and raced into a 10 point lead by half time but as they proved against Kilbeggan/St. Josephs this panel never give in. Playing with far more pace and agression in the second half our lads somehow quarried out a one point win to qualify with St. Lomans for the knockout stages. If we can hold our own in the first half of games we will put it up to any side but we cannot afford to give teams big leads in the next round of the championship.

Under 16 Championship 
(14th of August, 2017)
               Lilliput Gaels                       2-16               
Kilbeggan/St. Josephs              3-08

In one of the best underage games seen in Ballinagore this year our Under 16's upset the odds when they beat Kilbeggan/St. Josephs by five points in this game played in wet conditions on Monday evening. Having lost to our opponents by nine points in the league we knew we were underdogs coming into this game and at half time the visitors looked home and dry when they held a six point lead. An early second half point reduced the deficit but when Kilbeggan/St. Josephs converted a penalty to give them an eight point lead we looked dead and buried. Unbelievably this was to be the visitors last score of the game as every one of our players upped their game and point by point clawed their way back until a Peter Reynolds goal brought us level with five minutes left. Up until this point both the opposition keeper and the woodwork, which we hit four times, kept out what seemed certain goals. There was still time for Kilbeggan/St. Josephs to go ahead but some fine saves from Jamie Keenan in the final minutes kept them at bay until a brilliant Darragh Seery goal and two excellent frees from Cathal Maher and Eoin Glennon secured victory. Well done to the players and their mentors, Paul Seery and Joe Glennon, on this display of all that is good in the game of football.
Panel; Jamie Keenan, Mark Killian, Morgan Gavigan, Conal Fagan, Cian Gavigan, Fergal O'Brien, David Jackson, Darragh Seery,Paddy Doran, Jack Gallagher, Eoin Glennon, Conor Murphy, Cathal Maher, Matthew Looram, Barry Bolger, Lorcan Kiernan, Peter Reynolds, Cody Finnane, Mark Kiernan, Luke Seery.



Under 16 Championship 
(31st of July, 2017)
               Lilliput Gaels                       1-06               
St. Lomans                                6-15

We opened our championship campaign with a game against St. Lomans in Ballinagore on Monday evening. The first half was a closely contested affair but a very strong St. Lomans outfit pulled away to win well in the second half. Well done to the lads on show who all gave of their best and we look forward to the next round.
Panel; Jamie Keenan, Mark Killian, Paddy Doran, Conal Fagan, Cian Gavigan, Morgan Gavigan, Fergal O'Brien, Darragh Seery, Harry Ripley, Warric Kirby, Jack Gallagher, Cathal Maher, Eoin Glennon, Matthew Looram, David Jackson, Lorcan Kiernan, Peter Dalton, Luke Seery.



Under 16 League Division 2 
(29th of May, 2017)
               Lilliput Gaels                       6-12               
St. Marys                                   4-18
We recorded our second draw in this division when we made a miraculous second half recovery in Rochfordbridge on Monday last. Down by fifteen points at one stage of the game we looked dead and buried but a super second half display when the lads scored five goals gave us a share of the points  


Under 16 League Division 2 
(22nd of May, 2017)
               Lilliput Gaels                       2-14               
  Athlone                                       2-13   
In one of the best games played in Ballinagore this year our Under 16's shocked a strong Athlone side when they came from behind to win with a last minute goal. Our defence were superb in the first half to keep Athlone at bay but when they lost a player to a black card in the second half  our forwards came into their own and notched some great scores. Excellent points from Jack Gallagher, Darragh Seery and man of the match, Eoin Glennon, who can score with either foot, kept us within touching distance of our opponents. With time almost up and athlone in front by two points, a flowing movement from out of our backline resulted in a brilliant off load from Cathal Maher to the in rushing Warric Kirby who scored a cracking goal to win a fantastic contest. Well done to all involved with this fine group of players.
Panel; Jamie Keenan, Mark Killian, Conal Fagan, Zach Wright, Cian Gavigan, Fergal O'Brien, David Jackson, Darragh Seery, Paddy Doran, Harry Ripley, Jack Gallagher, Matthew Looram, Barry Bolger, Cathal Maher, Eoin Glennon, Connor Murphy, Warric Kirby,  Peter Reynolds, Lorcan Kiernan, Mark Kiernan, Cody Finnane, Luke Seery.

Under 16 League Division 2 
(8th of May, 2017)
               Lilliput Gaels                       3-12               
  Rosemount                                2-06   


Under 16 League Division 2 
(24th of April, 2017)
               Lilliput Gaels                       5-08               
  Tyrellspass                                 4-11   


Under 16 League Division 2 
(10th of April, 2017)
               Lilliput Gaels                       2-08               
  Kilbeggan/St. Josephs              3-14   
We took on our local rivals in Kilbeggan but had to settle for second best against a good home side. We trailed by just four points at half time but the handicap of missing some key players was too big a handicap and defeat was our lot although Jack Gallagher's goal was the highlight of the game.
Panel; Jamie Keenan, Mark Kiernan, Cian Gavigan, Mark Killian, Zach Wright, Morgan Gavigan, Harry Ripley, Fergal O'Brien, Darragh Seery, Jack Gallagher, Conor Murphy, Eoin Glennon, Lorcan Kiernan, Peter Reynolds, Barry Bolger Peter Dalton.    


Under 16 League Division 2 
(27th of March, 2017)
               Lilliput Gaels                       4-08               
  Maryland/Tang                         6-12   
An exciting game of football with some fantastic scores from both sides resulted in a win for Maryland/Tang in this opening game of the 2017 league played in Ballinagore on Monday evening. Our lads can be proud of their display as they were up against a far bigger side and we were also missing a few key players so we can look forward to competing well in this division.
Panel; Jamie Keenan, Cody Finnane, Paddy Doran, Mark Killian, Zach Wright, Morgan Gavigan, Cian Gavigan, Fergal O'Brien, David Jackson, Barry Bolger, Jack Gallagher, Conor Murphy, Peter Reynolds, Eoin Glennon, Mark Kiernan, Lorcan Kiernan, Warric Kirby, Peter Dalton, Luke Seery.        




Under 16 Championship Division 2 
(22nd of August, 2016)
           St. Malachy's/Ballinagore                  0-06               
Millmore Gaels                             3-16
Millmore Gaels went away from Ballinagore with a comprehensive win against an understength home side. Our opponents were bigger in most sectors of the field and although there was only a few points between the sides with fifteen minutes gone we were unfortunate to let them in for three goals before half time. Some fine defending and good saves from Jamie Fallon kept the goal count down in the second half and our lads never threw in the towell and were unlucky not to register a few more scores.
Panel; Panel: Jamie Fallon, Conal Fagan, Eoin Deegan, Darren Fagan, Paddy Doran, Eoin Kiernan, Fergal O'Brien, Morgan Gavigan, Aaron Glennon, Jack Gallagher, Dylan Clarke, Barry Bolger, Cathal Maher, Eoin Glennon, Dylan Ward,, Darragh Seery, Connor Murphy.

Under 16 Championship Division 2 
(8th of August, 2016)
           St. Malachy's/Ballinagore                  4-09               
Caulry                                          10-12

We took on the Division 1 League winners in Ballinagore on Monday evening and gave our highly rated opponents a right good game. We were short a few of our regular players but the lads on show put in a huge effort and took the game to Caulry to the final whistle. We rattled the crossbar twice in the second half which would have put a better appearance on the final score but the scores we did amass were the result of fine flowing moves. Both side must be commended on the entertainment they provided the large crowd present with.
Panel;
Panel: Jamie Fallon, Conal Fagan, Finian Heeney, Paddy Doran, Matthew Looran, Eoin Kiernan, Fergal O'Brien, Morgan Gavigan, Aaron Glennon, Jack Gallagher, Dylan Clarke, Cormac Jackson, Eoin Glennon, Eoin Deegan, Darren Fagan, Darragh Seery, Connor Murphy, Dylan Ward.                             

Under 16 Championship Division 2 
(22nd of July, 2016)
           St. Malachy's/Ballinagore                  5-06               
Multy                                            7-07 

In a similar scoreline to our last league outing we finished this championship opener with a three point defeat to Multy. As a result of holidays, injuries etc. we were short a number of players against a stong Multy side. Without ever looking likely to win the game our lads never gave up and kept our opponents well in their sights with several well taken goals.


Under 16 League Division 2 
(11th of July, 2016)
           St. Malachy's/Ballinagore                    5-08               
Garrycastle                                     5-09
 

In our final league game of the year we lost by a point to garrycastle in this game played in Garrycastle on Monday last. With little at stake for both sides this proved to be a very open game with all of our players getting game  time . We held a healthy lead going into the closing stages of the game but a strong finish from our opponents gave them victory.

League Table Fe 16 Football League Div 2

Millmore Gaels 7 6 1 0 129 58 71 13
Rosemount/Baile an Bhric Óig 7 5 1 1 94 68 26 11
Cill Liúcainne/Killucan 7 5 0 2 143 106 37 10
Multyfarnham 7 4 0 3 119 92 27 8
Garrycastle G.A.A. Club 7 2 1 4 71 93 -22 5
Inny Gaels 7 2 0 5 67 136 -69 4
Shandonagh Gaa 7 1 1 5 88 114 -26 3
St. Malachys/Ballinagore 7 1 0 6 112 156 -44 2



Under 16 League Division 2 
(27th of June, 2016)
           St. Malachy's/Ballinagore                    6-17               
Inny Gaels                                         3-08  
We had our first game back after the break for exams and the lads showed no ill effects when they put in a great performance against Inny Gaels in Loughnavalley on Monday last. Ryan Corcoran captained the team on the night and capped off a great display with a brilliant goal, well done Ryan.




Under 16 League Division 2 
(16th of May, 2016)
St. Malachy's/Ballinagore    2-06               
       Shandonagh                       7-11                      

Our losing run continued in Division 2 when Shandonagh were the visitors to Ballinagore on a sunny Monday evening. After holding our own against a very strong and mobile Shandonagh side for the opening twenty minutes we let our concentration slip to allow them in for three goals before half time. The second half was mostly played in our half but we did manage to put together some fine moves and our lads never gave up until the final whistle.
Panel: Jamie Fallon, Darren Fagan, Paddy Doran, Eoin Kiernan, Jack Gallagher, Finian Heeney, Fergal O'Brien, Morgan Gavigan, Aaron Glennon, Cathal Maher, Dylan Clarke, Conal Fagan, Eoin Glennon, Eoin Deegan, Barry Bolger, Matthew Looran, Harry Ripley.                             



Under 16 League Division 2 
(2nd of May, 2016)
St. Malachy's/Ballinagore                   1-06
 Millmore Gaels                                 3-13


Under 16 League Division 2 
(18th of April, 2016)
St. Malachy's/Ballinagore                   3-05
Rosemount                                       5-06


Under 16 League Division 2 
(4th of April, 2016)
St. Malachy's/Ballinagore                   2-06
 Multyfarnham                                  2-15





Under 16  Championship 
(11th of September, 2015)
St. Malachy's/Ballinagore                   1 -15
Coralstown/Kinnegad                         1 -03

By virtue of this well deserved win over Coralstown/Kinnegad in a game played in wet conditions in Ballinagore our Under 16's qualified for the Division 1 quarter final. This side is steadily improving and being able to compete with the strong town sides such as Mullingar, Kinnegad and Athlone on a regular basis is great credit to the work being done at underage level by all the coaches and our excellent underage committee.
Panel; Keenan Carroll, John Boyne, Fiachra Heeney, Nathan Brudell, Adam Gavigan, Robbie Keegan, Dylan Clarke, Ciaran O'Brien,Oisin O'Donoughue, Stephen Clarke, Pauric Kane, Sean McGuiness, David Ennis, Jamie Hogg, William Ashmore, Eoin Deegan, Aaron Glennon,Thomas Dalton, James Cassidy, Finian Heeney.

Under 16  Championship 
(7th of September, 2015)
St. Malachy's/Ballinagore                   5 -05
Millmore Gaels                                  2 -06


Under 16  Championship 
(10th of August, 2015)
St. Malachy's/Ballinagore                   6 -06
Athlone                                            5 -15


Division 2 League.


St Malachy's/Ballinagore 7 6 0 1 171 82 89 12
Shandonagh Gaa 6 5 0 1 138 97 41 10
Rosemount/Baile an Bhric Óig 4 4 0 0 100 42 58 8
Millmore Gaels 6 3 0 3 116 103 13 6
Garrycastle G.A.A. Club 6 2 1 3 112 95 17 5
Inny Gaels 5 1 1 3 74 92 -18 3
Shannon Gaels 4 0 0 4 41 105 -64 0
Cill Liúcainne/Killucan 6 0 0 6 48 184 -136 0


Under 16  Division 2 League 
(13th of May, 2015)
St. Malachy's/Ballinagore                   6 -11
Killucan                                            1 -06

The Under 16's finished off their league campaign with an impressive win over Killucan. we finished top of the league with some fine team performances and this side will be hoping for an equally good championship after the exams.
Panel; Keenan Carroll, John Boyne, Fiachra Heeney, Nathan Brudell, Adam Gavigan, Robbie Keegan, Dylan Clarke, Ciaran O'Brien,Oisin O'Donoughue, Stephen Clarke, Pauric Kane, Sean McGuiness, David Ennis, William Ashmore, Eoin Deegan, Aaron Glennon,Thomas Dalton, James Cassidy.


Under 16  Division 2 League 
(4th of May, 2015)
St. Malachy's/Ballinagore                   5 -09
Innys Gaels                                      0 -05

Our side faced a gallant Inny Gaels side in Ballynacargy last Monday.With a great team performance we got the win to continue the good start to the year.
Panel; Keenan Carroll, John Boyne, Fiachra Heeney,Adam Gavigan,Finian Heeney,Robbie Keegan,Oisin O'Donoughue, Stephen Clarke, Pauric Kane, James Cassidy, Sean McGuiness,Thomas Dalton, Dylan Clarke, Darren Fagan,Nathan Brudell, Cormac Jackson,Jamie Fallon, Ciaran O' Brien.


Under 16  Division 2 League 
(27th of April, 2015)
St. Malachy's/Ballinagore                   10 -09
Shandonagh                                        1 -07

Our under 16 faced shandonagh last wednesday in Ballinagore. With a great team performance we got the win to continue the good start of the year.
 The squad was as follows, Keenan Carrol,John Boyne,Fiachra Heeney,Adam Gavigan,Finian Heeney,Robbie Keegan,Oison O,Donoue, Ciaran O'Brien,William Ashmore,James Cassidy,Sean McGuiness,Thomas Dalton,Eoin Deegan, Dylan Clarke,Jamie Fallon,Darren Fagan,Stephen Clarke,Pauric Kane,Nathan Brudell,David Ennis,Cormac Jackson,Jamie Hogg.Eoin Kiernan.Aaron Glennon.
 

Under 16  Division 2 League 
(24th of April, 2015)
St. Malachy's/Ballinagore                   6 -09
Shannon Gaels                                  0 -08

 Our Under 16 side beat Shannon Gaels in Balliangore last Friday in a game we were always in command of from start to finish.
 Panel; Keenan Carrol, Adam Gavigan, Fiachra Heeney, John Boyne, Eoin Kiernan, Robbie Keegan, Finian Heeney, Stephen Clarke,Pauric Kane, James Casssidy, Shan McGuiness, Aaron Glennon, Darren Fagan, Dylan Clarke, David Ennis and Ciaran O'Brien.


Under 16  Division 2 League 
(17th of April, 2015)
St. Malachy's/Ballinagore                   0 -00
Rosemount/Castledaly                       0 -00

Our under 16 had their first defeat of the year losing out to a stronger combination of Castledaly and Rosemount in Rosemount last Friday. The squad was Keenan Carrol, Darren Fagan, Fiachra Heeney, Dylan Clarke, Finian Heeney, Robbie Keegan, Eoin Kiernan, Ciaran O,Brien, Pauric Kane, Adam Gavigan, Shan McGuiness, Cormac Jackson, Eoin Deegan, William Ashmore, James Cassidy, Oisin O,Donoughue, Jamie Fallon, John Boyne and Thomas Dalton.

Under 16  Division 2 League 
(8th of April, 2015)

St. Malachy's/Ballinagore                   6 -04
Millmore Gaels                                 1 -09

We beat Milmore Gaels on the first outing of the year in Ballinagore. We were losing by two points at half time but some clinical goal taking won us this match.Panel: Keenan Carroll, Darren Fagan ,Fiachra  Heeney ,Adam  Gavigan , Finian  Heeney , Robbie  Keegan, Eoin Kiernan,Stephan Clarke ,Shean  McGuiness, Dylan Clarke ,Pauric Kane,Fergal O'Brien ,Ciaran O'Brien and Eoin Glennon.




Under 16  Championship 
(8th of September, 2014)

St. Malachy's/Ballinagore                   0 -00
Athlone                                          0 -00

The Under 16 team lost their quarter final game to Athlone in Athlone on Monday last. This was a disappointing end to the season for this fine team who had posted some great victories during the year including a two point win over Athlone earlier in the league. Luck was not with our side on this occasion and we went down by a solitary point after a fine game of football.
Panel; Keenan Carroll, Fiacra Heeney, Ben Glennon, Nathan Brudell, Shane Meehan, Robbie Keegan, Pauric Kane, Paul O’Sullivan, James Bermingham, Oisin O’Donoughue, Ciaran O’Brien, Sean McGuinness, Adam Gavigan, James Bermingham, Stephen Clarke, Eoin Deegan,  Eoin Kiernan, Dylan Clarke, Aaron Glennon.

Under 16  Championship 
(25th of August, 2014)

St. Malachy's/Ballinagore                   5 -05
Shannon Gaels                                4 -05

The under 16’s recorded a great win against Shannon Gaels in Ballinagore on Monday night in the third round of the championship. Their opponents are a combination of Maryland, Tubberclair and Tang and as we had already beaten them in a close game in the league we knew it would take a huge effort to beat them a second time. At the final whistle we won by a goal on a scoreline of St. Malachys/Ballinagore 5-05, Shannon Gaels 4-05.

Panel; Keenan Carroll, Fiacra Heeney, Ben Glennon,Adam Gavigan, Eoin Kiernan,  Robbie Keegan, Pauric Kane, Naoise McKenna, James Bermingham, James Cassidy, Ciaran O’Brien, Sean McGuinness, Stephen Clarke, Paul O’Sullivan ,Eoin Deegan.


Under 16  Championship 
(11th of August, 2014)

St. Malachy's/Ballinagore                   2 -10
Garrycastle                                    2 -05

Our under 16 side travelled to Garrycastle on Monday night last to take on the home side in the second round of the championship. Although we had beaten them in an earlier league encounter we knew it would be hard to repeat the result away from home but this improving side put their narrow first round defeat to St. Lomans behind them when they won by five points. Great credit to Liam Glennon and Kieran Deegan for the hard work they are putting in with this team.
Panel; Keenan Carroll, Nathan Brudell, Ben Glennon,Adam Gavigan, Shane Meehan,  Robbie Keegan, Pauric Kane, Naoise McKenna, James Murphy, Oisin O’Donoughue, Ciaran O’Brien, Sean McGuinness, Stephen Clarke,James Bermingham, Paul O’Sullivan ,Fiacra Heeney, James Cassidy, Aaron Glennon, Eoin Kiernan, Cormac Jackson, Eoin Deegan.


Under 16 League Championship
(28th July, 2014)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore    5 - 07

        St. Lomans                       4 - 11

Our under 16 side entertained St. Lomans in Ballinagore on Monday night last in the first round of the league championship. It was a close game throughout with our lads in front by a goal at the end of a first half of which the highlight was a brilliant penalty save by Keenan Carroll. St. Lomans looked home and dry when they held a healthy lead with five minutes left but our lads finished strongly to close to within a point, but Lomans just held out to win on a scoreline of St. Malachys/Ballinagore 5-07, St. Lomans 4-11.
Panel; Keenan Carroll, Nathan Brudell, Ben Glennon, Shane Meehan, Aaron Glennon, Robbie Keegan, Pauric Kane, Naoise McKenna, James Murphy, Oisin O’Donoughue, Ciaran O’Brien, Sean McGuinness, Stephen Clarke, Paul O’Sullivan , James Cassidy, Eoin Kiernan.

Under 16 League Division 2
(12th May, 2014)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore    3 - 12

        Garrycastle                        3 - 07

Our Under 16's maintained their unbeaten record in this Division when they had a hard earned victory in Garrycastle on Monday last. It would be a great achievement by this small panel to win this division and compete in the premier championship later in the year so well done to all involved.
Panel; Keenan Carroll, Finian Heeney, Ben Glennon, Adam Gavigan, Pauric Kane, Robbie Keegan, Nathan Brudell,  James Murphy, Naoise McKenna, Oisin O'Donoghue, CiaranO'Brien, Sean McGuinness, Stephen Clarke, James Bermingham, James Cassidy, Paul O'Sullivan.

Under 16 League Division 2
(21st April, 2014)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore    3 - 21

        Coralstown/Kinnegad         2 - 07

Our under 16’s maintained their unbeaten run in the league with a good win away to Coralstown/Kinnegad on Monday last. Having scored an impressive twenty one goals in their three previous wins the boys showed they can rack up the points as well when they scored 3-21 to Coralstown/Kinnegad’s 2-07. Well done to the players and management as they have a very small panel to pick from.
Panel; Keenan Carroll, Nathan Brudell, Ben Glennon, Adam Gavigan,Ciaran O’Brien, Pauric Kane, Robbie Keegan, James Murphy, Naoise McKenna, Sean McGuinness,  Stephen Clarke, Aaron Glennon, James Bermingham, Eoin Deegan.


Under 16 League Division 2
(9th April, 2014)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore    8 - 07

        Shannon Gaels                  4 - 11

The under 16’s made it three wins from three games with a tremendous win over a strong Shannon Gaels team which is a combination of Maryland, Tang and Tubberclair clubs. We only had fifteen players togged out and when Shane Meehan had to go off injured after ten minutes our chances of victory looked slim. At the end of a great game of attacking football our fourteen players held out for a famous win on a scoreline of St. Malachys/Ballinagore 8-07, Shannon Gaels 4-11. We wish Shane a speedy recovery from his injury and hope to see him back playing in the near future.
 Panel: Keenan Carroll, Nathan Brudell, Ben Glennon, Adam Gavigan, Pauric Kane, Shane Meehan, Robbie Keegan, James Murphy, William Ashmore, Sean McGuinness, Ciaran O’Brien, Stephen Clarke, Aaron Glennon, Naoise McKenna, Eoin Deegan, Paul O’Sullivan(injured), James Cassidy(injured).


Under 16 League Division 2
(2nd April, 2014)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore    7 - 06

        Athlone                             4 - 11

Under 16 League Division 2
(31st March, 2014)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore    6 - 10

        Tyrellspass                        0 - 08

The under 16’s had two games last week and came away with two fine victories. First up was a home game against Tyrellspass on Monday night where we ran out comfortable winners on a scoreline of 6-10 to 0-8. We travelled to Athlone to play the home side on Wednesday night and in an exciting game we came out winners on a scoreline of  St. Malachys/Ballinagore 7-06, Athlone 4-11.
Panel: Keenan Carroll, Fiacra Heeney, James Murphy, David Boyne, Pauric Kane, Shane Meehan, Robbie Keegan, James Bermingham, Ciaran O’Brien, Oisin O’Donoghue, Stephen Clarke, Sean McGuinness, Nathan Brudell, Ben Glennon, Paul O’Sullivan, Adam Gavigan, Eoin Deegan, William Ashmore.




2013

Under 16 Division 2 Championship Final
(5th October, 2013)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore    1 - 12

        Mullingar Shamrocks         1 - 08

The Under 16’s were the proud winners of this year’s Division 2 Championship when they overcame Mullingar Shamrocks in the final in Rochfordbridge on Saturday last. This side started the year in the very competitive Division 1 League where they were unlucky not to record a few victories but these tough games really stood to them when they dropped down to the Division 2 Championship. The future certainly looks bright as this year’s Under 14’s also reached the Division 2 final and the excellent coaching these youngsters are receiving from an early age is certainly paying off. Well done to the players, parents, supporters and the management team, especially team manager Liam Glennon, on this brilliant win. 
Panel. Paul O’Sullivan, James Fagan, James Bermingham, Brendan Heeney, Shane Meehan, Padraig Kincaid(Capt), Eoin Mullarkey, Conor Kane, James Murphy, Michael Creegan(0-1), Paddy Doody(0-8), Brian Pidgeon(1-0), Naoise McKenna, Ben Glennon, Cormac Deegan(0-3), William Hayes, David Boyne, Cathal Clarke, Stephen Clarke, Ciaran O’Brien, Fiachra Heeney.



Under 16 Division 2 Championship Semi Final
(1st September, 2013)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore    8 - 07

        Caulry                              4 - 14

Congratulations to our Under 16 side on reaching the final of the Division 2 Championship with a thrilling win over Caulry in a high scoring game played in Mount Temple on Sunday morning last. Mullingar Shamrocks are our opponents in the final but no doubt the team management will have our lads primed for this big test. The fixture will be posted on our website as soon as it’s known. The final score in the semi final was  St. Malachys/Ballinagore 8-07, Caulry 4-14.
Panel: Paul O Sullivan, Joseph Fagan, James Bermingham, Brendan Heeney, Eoin Mullarkey, Pauric Kincaid, Shane Meehan, Conor Kane, Ben Glennon, Brian Pidgeon, Paddy Doody, Michael Creegan, Cormac Deegan, Naoise McKenna, David Boyne.


Under 16 Division 2 Championship Quarter Final
(12th August, 2013)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore    1 - 13

        Milltownpass                     1 - 12

The Under 16’s took on Milltownpass in the quarter final of the championship in Ballinagore on Monday evening last. Without  a victory in their previous games in a very competitive Division 1, hopes were high as this team was improving with each outing and the drop down to Division 2 for the championship was also an advantage. At the end of an exciting first half we lead by two points with both sides putting together some very impressive moves. Aided by a well struck penalty from Paddy Doody, which the excellent Milltownpass goalkeeper almost got a hand to, we went five points up with ten minutes left. Our opponents then took over and went two points up with just a few minutes left but three well executed points from the home side saw us victors on a scoreline of St. Malachys/Ballinagore 1-13, Milltownpass 1-12.
Panel: Paul O Sullivan, Joseph Fagan, James Bermingham, Brendan Heeney, Cathal Clarke, Eoin Mullarkey, Shane Meehan, James Murphy, Pauric Kincaid(Capt), Michael Creegan, Paddy Doody, Brian Pidgeon, Naoise Mckenna, Ben Glennon, Cormac Deegan, Ciaran O Brien, Keenan Carroll, Fiacra Heeney, David Boyne, Aaron Glennon.


Under 16 League Championship
(22nd July, 2013)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore    1 - 12

        Caulry                              9 - 10

On Monday night last our under 16’s bad run of form continued when they took on Caulry in Mount Temple. With a small  panel to pick from we cannot afford to have any players missing as our mentors are at full stretch to field a team during the holiday season, so well done to all involved. The final score was Caulry 9-10, St. Malachys/Ballinagore 1-12.

Panel; Keenan Carroll, Joseph Fagan, Brendan Heeney, Fiacra Heeney, Shane Meehan, Eoin Mullarkey, Robbie Keegan, Pauric Kincaid, William Hayes, Naoise McKenna, Bryan Pidgeon, Paul Sullivan, Stephen Clarke, Ben Glennon, Aaron Glennon.



Under 16 League Championship
(8th July, 2013)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore    3 - 09

        Moate                               3 - 21

On Monday night last our under 16’s suffered another setback in their championship campaign when they lost to Moate in a game played in Ballinagore. With a very small panel to pick from our side are really up against it when we are down a few players competing at this level of football. Well done to the under 14 players for making themselves available and to the team mentors for their hard work.
Panel; Paul Sullivan, Brendan Heeney, Shane Meehan, Pauric Kincaid, Naoise McKenna, James Murphy, Conor Kane, William Hayes, Brian Pidgeon,  David Boyne, Ben Glennon, Paddy Doody, Eoin Deegan, Ciaran O Brien, Pauric Kane.

 

Under 16 League Championship
(1st July, 2013)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore    1 - 06

        The Downs                       4 - 19

On Monday night last our under 16’s suffered a heavy defeat to The Downs in a game played in The Downs. We just had fifteen players to pick from and the boys that played on the night gave of their best. 
Panel; William Hayes, Brendan Heeney, James Bermingham, David Boyne, Eoin Mullarkey, Pauric Kincaid, James Fagan, Conor Kane, James Murphy, Shane Meehan, Paddy Doody, Naoise McKenna, Cormac Deegan, Ben Glennon, Brian Pidgeon.


Under 16 Division 1 League 
(20th May, 2013)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore    5 - 09

        Killucan                            5 - 12

The under 16’s came very close to recording their first victory in this tough division when they lost out narrowly to Killucan in a game played in Killucan on Monday last. This team is competing with the top clubs in the county and are certainly not out of their depth in Division 1 and hopefully will get a deserved victory in their last game against St. Lomans. 

Panel; Paul O Sullivan, Joseph Fagan, James Bermingham, David Boyne, Eoin Mullarkey, Pauric Kincaid, Brendan Heeney,  James Murphy, Conor Kane, Cathal Clarke, Paddy Doody, Bryan Pidgeon, Michael Creegan, Ben Glennon, Cormac Deegan, Shane Meehan, Naoise McKenna.



Under 16 Division 1 League 
(13th May, 2013)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore    3 - 02

        Rosemount                       1 - 10

The under 16’s lost out to Rosemount in a game play in Ballinagore on Monday last. It was a match that we found it hard to put points on the scoreboard but our three goals kept us in contention until the final whistle. The score on the night was St. Malachys/Ballinagore 3-2, Rosemount 1-10.

Panel; Paul O Sullivan, Joseph Fagan, Eoin Mullarkey, David Boyne, Pauric Kincaid, Shane Meehan, James Murphy, Conor Kane, Cathal Clarke, Bryan Pidgeon,  Naoise McKenna, Michael Creegan, Ben Glennon, Cormac Deegan, James Bermingham.


Under 16 Division 1 League 
(6th May, 2013)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore    6 - 08

        Athlone                             5 - 15

The under 16’s put up a great performance against a strong Athlone side in Athlone on Monday last. In a high scoring entertaining encounter we came out on the losing side on a scoreline of  St. Malachys/Ballinagore 6-08, Athlone 5-15. Special thanks to Sandra Deegan who had to do taxi at short notice.

Panel; Pauric Kincaid, Joseph Fagan, Brendan Heeney, David Boyne, Eoin Mullarkey, James Bermingham, Shane Meehan, James Murphy, Conor Kane, MichaelCreegan, Paddy Doody, Naoise McKenna, Paul Sullivan, Ben Glennon, Cormac Deegan, Bryan Pidgeon, Cathal Clarke, Conor Bolger, William Hayes.


Under 16 Division 1 League 
(24th April, 2013)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore    1 - 13

        The Downs                       1 - 18

The under 16’s were out against The Downs  on Wednesday night last in Ballinagore. After an exciting and high scoring encounter we lost out to the visitors on a scoreline of St. Malachys/Ballinagore 1-13, The Downs 1-18.

Panel; Paul O Sullivan, Owen Mullarkey, Brendan Heeney, Cathal Clarke, Joseph Fagan, James Bermingham, Shane Meehan, James Murphy, Conor Kane, Brian Pidgeon, Paddy Doody, Naoise McKenna, Michael Creegan, Pauric Kincaid, Cormac Deegan.


Under 16 Division 1 League 
(8th April, 2013)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore    3 - 09

        Ballynacargy                     4 - 07

The under 16’s put up a great performance against Ballynacargy in Ballynacargy last Monday night when they were unlucky to come away with a one point defeat. The final score was St. Malachys/Ballinagore 3-9, Ballynacargy 4-7.

Panel; Ben Glennon, Conor Bolger, Eoin Mullarkey, Brendan Heeney, Joseph Fagan, James Bermingham, Cathal Clarke, Conor Kane, James Murphy, Naoise McKenna,Pauric Kincaid, Paul O Sullivan, Shane Meehan, Michael Creegan, Paddy Doody, David Boyne.


Under 16 Division 1 League 
(4th April, 2013)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore    1 - 09

        St. Marys                          1 - 19

The under 16’s started their year with a defeat against a strong St. Marys side in a game played in Ballinagore on Thursday last. We have a talented bunch of players at this age group who will improve as the season progresses. The final score was St. Malachys/Ballinagore 1-9, St. Marys 1-19.

Panel; Ben Glennon, Conor Bolger, Eoin Mullarkey, Paul O Sullivan, Joseph Fagan, James Bermingham, Cathal Clarke, Conor Kane, James Murphy, Naoise McKenna, Pauric Kincaid, Shane Meehan, Michael Creegan, Paddy Doody, Aaron Glennon.





2012

Under 16 Club 2 Championship Semi Final
(22nd September, 2012)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore    2 - 05

        Ballynacargy                     2 - 16

The under 16’s exited the championship to a strong Ballynacargy side in a game played in Shandonagh on Saturday last. The depth of top class opposition at this age group was proven in this game as both these sides qualified for the premier final at under 14 level two years ago where Ballynacargy also came out on top. Well done to all involved  in providing us with some great performances during the year.

Panel; Cathal Daly, Andrew Corbett, Alan Kincaid, Brendan Heeney, Johnny Bermingham, Connor Glennon, Liam McNally-Woods, Liam Cassidy, Shane Clavin, Brian Pidgeon, Brandon Carey, Stephen Fagan, Paddy Doody, Pauric Kincaid, Eoin Mullarkey,Cormac Deegan, Michael Creegan, Dan Glennon, William Hayes, Cathal Clarke.


Under 16 Club 2 Championship Quarter Final
(13th September, 2012)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore    4 - 14

        Killucan                            1 - 06

The under 16’s made it a great week at underage level when they accounted for Killucan in the quarter final of the Division 2 Championship in Ballinagore on Thursday last. This side beat many of the teams competing in the top division during the league phase of the Championship and with about ten sides with little to separate them at this age group reaching the final of the Division 2 championship would be no mean feat

Panel; Cathal Daly, Andrew Corbett, Alan Kincaid, Brendan Heeney, Johnny Bermingham, Shane Clavin, Liam McNally-Woods, Liam Cassidy, Connor Glennon, Brian Pidgeon, Brandon Carey, Stephen Fagan, Cormac Deegan, Pauric Kincaid, Paddy Doody, Eoin Mullarkey, Michael Creegan, Dan Glennon, Cathal Clarke.

 

Under 16 Club Championship
(13th August, 2012)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore    2 - 08

        Rosemount                        1 - 11

Our under 16’s got their opening round poor display out of their system when they recorded a draw against Rosemount in a game played in Rosemount on Monday last. We now play Garrycastle in our last group game to determine which division we will operate out of for the knockout series. 

Panel; Cathal Daly, Eoin Mullarkey, Alan Kincaid, Brendan Heeney, Johnny Bermingham, Shane Clavin, Andrew Corbett, Liam Cassidy, Conor Glennon, Stephen Fagan, Brandon Carey, Paddy Doody, Liam McNally-Woods, Pauric Kincaid, Dan Glennon, Ben Glennon, James Bermingham, Joseph Fagan.



Under 16 Club Championship
(10th August, 2012)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore    2 - 09

        St. Marys                          2 - 10

We got off to a very disappointing start to our championship campaign when we lost to St. Marys by a point in a game played in Castletown on Friday last. We started well and were four points to nil up when a reckless and needless challenge gave our opponents a penalty which they dispatched to bring them back into the game. This set the trend of the game with our players amassing several yellow cards as well as a straight red card in the second half. A fine Pauric Kincaid point and a well taken goal by Dan Glennon late on should have wrapped up this game for us but our ill discipline resulted in our defence giving away a second penalty which was also scored to give the Bridge a one point win. The final scoreline was St. Malachys/Ballinagore 2-09, St. Marys 2-10.

Panel; Cathal Daly, Eoin Mullarkey, Alan Kincaid, Joseph Fagan, Johnny Bermingham, Shane Clavin(0-1), Liam McNally-Woods, Liam Cassidy(0-3f), Conor Glennon, Brian Pidgeon(0-1), Brandon Carey, Paddy Doody(1-1), Cormac Deegan(0-1f), Pauric Kincaid(0-2), Dan Glennon(1-0), Ben Glennon, James Murphy, Andrew Corbett(inj).


Under 16 Division 1 League Championship
(28th June, 2012)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore    2 - 07

        Killucan                            2 - 10

Our under 16’s also commenced their championship campaign when they travelled to Killucan on Thursday last to take on the home side. This age group is proving to be a very competitive one with very little between a host of clubs and the two teams in action in this game proved they will be a match for any of the bigger clubs when they played out an entertaining game. Killucan ran out winners on the night on a scoreline of Killucan 2-10 to St. Malachys/Ballinagore 2-07.

Panel; William Hayes, Eoin Mullarkey, Alan Kincaid, Brendan Heeney, Liam McNally-Woods, Shane Clavin, Paddy Doody, Liam Cassidy, Stephen Fagan, Brian Pidgeon, Brandon Carey, Pauric Kincaid, Dan Glennon, Cathal Daly, Michael Creegan.


League table for Fé 16 Football League Division 1.
Team Played Won Lost Drawn Points For Points Against Points Diff Points
Coralstown Kinnegad
7
6
0
1
170
82
88
13
Ballynacargy
7
6
1
0
137
75
62
12
Athlone
7
4
3
0
156
92
64
8
The Downs
7
3
3
1
95
114
-19
7
St Malachys-Ballinagore
7
3
4
0
105
117
-12
6
Mullingar Shamrocks
7
2
5
0
91
157
-66
4
Killucan
7
2
5
0
93
166
-73
4
St Lomans Mullingar
7
1
6
0
75
119
-44
2



Under 16 Division 1 League
(21st May, 2012)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore    2 - 11

        Mullingar Shamrocks          3 - 07

The under 16’s beat Mullingar Shamrocks by a point in a very entertaining game played in Ballinagore on Monday night last. This team are certainly hitting a rich vein of form having defeated Athlone in their previous game. After soaking up all the pressure in the first half we went three points up with five minutes remaining but missed several chances to put Mullingar away and with time almost up they scored a brilliant equalising goal. From the kickout Liam Cassidy grabbed the ball and fired over a magnificent winning point with the last kick of the game. Well done to all involved with this team. 

Panel; Cathal Daly, Eoin Mullarkey, Alan Kincaid, Brendan Heeney, Liam McNally-Woods, Shane Clavin(0-4f), Pauric Kincaid, Liam Cassidy(1-3, 1-0pen,0-1f), Conor Glennon,Brian Pidgeon, Stephen Fagan, Brandon Carey(0-1), Cormac Deegan(0-1f) ,Conor Kane, Paddy Doody(1-2), Cathal Clarke, Dan Glennon , Joseph Fagan, Andrew Corbett, Michael Creegan, William Hayes.

 


Under 16 Division 1 League
(14th May, 2012)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore    5 - 06

        Athlone                             2 - 11

The under 16’s won a thrilling game against Athlone played in bitterly cold conditions in Athlone on Monday last. Our ability to score goals won it for us in the end and the good crowd present were treated to all that is best in gaelic football by two very fine teams. Well done to Kieran Daly, Liam Glennon and Ciaran Deegan for coaching the boys and to the parents who provide support and transport. The final score was St. Malachys/Ballinagore 5-6, Athlone 2-11.

Panel; Cathal Daly, Liam McNally-Woods, Alan Kincaid, Brendan Heeney, Johnny Bermingham, Shane Clavin, Pauric Kincaid, Liam Cassidy, Conor Glennon,Brian Pidgeon, Stephen Fagan, Brandon Carey , Cormac Deegan ,Conor Kane, Paddy Doody , Eoin Mullarkey, William Hayes.



Under 16 Division 1 League
(7th May, 2012)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore    0 - 08

        The Downs                       1 - 12

Our under 16’s served up a fine game of football when they took on The Downs in Ballinagore on Monday night last. On a wet evening both sides showed some fine skills but a far more clinical forward line won the day for The Downs on a scoreline of 1-12 to 0-8.

Panel; William Hayes, Liam McNally-Woods, Alan Kincaid, Eoin Mullarkey, Johnny Bermingham, Conor Kane, Andrew Corbett, Liam Cassidy, Stephen Fagan, Pauric Kincaid (0-1), Cathal Daly (0-2,0-1f), Brandon Carey (0-1), Michael Creegan, Cormac Deegan (0-3f), Paddy Doody (0-1), Brendan Heeney, Joseph Fagan, Brian Pidgeon (injured).



Under 16 Division 1 League
(7th April, 2012)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore    3 - 10

        St. Lomans                       1 - 08

The Under 16s had a very impressive win over St Lomans in a Division 1 league game played in Lakepoint Park on Sunday 22nd April on a scoreline of 3-10 to 1-8. This was a great result as there are no weak teams in this division.

  Panel:  William Hayes, Joseph Fagan, Alan Kincaid, Eoin Mullarkey, James Bermingham, Johnny Bermingham, Liam McNally-Woods, Padraig Kincaid, Stephen Fagan, Andrew Corbett, Cathal Daly, Brian Pidgeon, Michael Creegan, Cormac Deegan, Cathal Clarke, Ben Glennon, Normski Doyle.


Under 16 Division 1 

League
(7th April, 2012)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore    1 - 05

        Coralstown/Kinnegad         3 - 15

    We lost our second game in the league to a very strong Coralstown/Kinnegad side in this game played in Ballinagore on Saturday evening. Well done to the panel and their mentors for the great effort they are putting in to compete in this division.

William Hayes, Eoghan Mullarkey, Alan Kincaid, Brendan Heeney, Andrew Corbett, Johnny Bermingham, Joseph Fagan, Pauric Kincaid, Stephen Fagan, Paddy Doody, Liam McNally-Woods, Bryan Pidgeon, Michael Creagan, Cathal Daly, Cormac Deegan, Brandon Carey, Cathal Clarke.



Under 16 Division 1 League
(30th March, 2012)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore    3 - 07

        Ballynacargy                     2 - 12

The under 16 panel began their league campaign with a two point defeat to Ballynacargy in a game played in Ballynacargy on Friday evening last. Its a great achievement  for our small club to be competing in Division 1 of the league and our boys will only improve from playing against the top teams in the county.








2011

Under 16 Club 1 Championship Quarter Final.
(17th September, 2011)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore     0 - 07

        St. Marys                           5 - 09

We went out of the championship at the quarter final stage to St. Marys in this game played in Rochfordbridge. The home side were well in front at half time, leading by 2-6 to 0-4, and went on to record a comfortable victory. This was a game we never got going in and if we had performed as well as we did in earlier matches we would have ran our opponents far closer. Well done to the management team and players on qualifying for the latter stages of the Club 1 Championship which is never an easy thing to do.

 Our panel was : Cathal Daly, Andrew Corbett, Alan Kincaid, Liam McNally-Woods, Johnny Birmingham(0-1), Liam Varley, Stephen Fagan, Shane Clavin(0-1), Connor Glennon, Conor Lynch, Michael Heeney, David Pidgeon, Frankie Deegan,David Keegan(0-5,f),Liam Cassidy,  Padraic Kincaid, Dan Glennon.





Under 16 Club Championship
(9th September, 2011)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore     1 - 07

        Ballynacargy                      2 - 12

This was our second game in three days and the hard game against Caulry took its toll on our players who still gave one of the competitions favourites plenty to think about. We now go on to play St. Marys in the quarter final in Rochfordbridge on Saturday the 18th of September.

 Our panel was : Cathal Daly(0-2), Andrew Corbett, Alan Kincaid, Liam McNally-Woods, Johnny Birmingham, Liam Varley, Kyle Dever,Shane Clavin(0-2), Connor Glennon, Stephen Fagan, Michael Heeney, David Pidgeon, Frankie Deegan,David Keegan(0-3),Paddy Doody, Liam Cassidy, Conor Lynch, Cormac Deegan(1-0), Padraic Kincaid, Dan Glennon, Ryan Wright.




Under 16 Club Championship
(7th September, 2011)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore     4 - 13

        Caulry                               2 - 08

By virtue of this impressive win over a good Caulry side we qualified for the knockout stages of the Club 1 Championship which in itself is a great achievement. Our final match against Ballynacargy will decide fiest and second placings in our group.

 Our panel was : Cathal Daly, Andrew Corbett, Alan Kincaid, Liam McNally-Woods, Johnny Birmingham, Liam Varley(0-1), Kyle Dever,Shane Clavin(0-4), Connor Glennon, Stephen Fagan, Michael Heeney(0-1), David Pidgeon(0-1), Frankie Deegan,David Keegan(3-3), Liam Cassidy(1-2), Conor Lynch, Padraic Kincaid, Ryan Wright, Dan Glennon.





Under 16 Club Championship
(17th August, 2011)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore    3 - 10

         Maryland/Tang                 4 - 06

We got our Championship campaign off to a great start with this well earned victory in this game played in Drumraney. This squad is steadily improving as the year progresses and should give a good account of themselves in this competition.

 Our panel was : Cathal Daly, Andrew Corbett, Alan Kincaid, Liam McNally-Woods,Brandon Carey, Liam Varley, Kyle Dever,Shane Clavin, Michael Heeney, Frankie Deegan, David Pidgeon, Stephen Fagan, Dan Glennon, Liam Cassidy, Conor Lynch,Cormac Deegan, Padraic Kincaid, Bryan Pidgeon.





Under 16 Division 1 League
(18th May, 2011)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore    0 - 05

         Coralstown/Kinnegad        6 - 12

We travelled to Kinnegad to take on the home side in our last game of the league. Playing against a strong wind in the first half, they had a mountain to climb in the second half and could never get back into the game. The strong home side went on to win a one sided encounter and thus finished the winners of Division 1 while our lads finished in a very respectable mid-table position in this very competitive league.

 Our panel was : Cathal Daly, Brandon Carey, Alan Kincaid, Liam McNally-Woods,Conor Lynch,Shane Clavin, Kyle Dever, Conor Glennon, David Pidgeon, Stephen Fagan, Mick Heeney, Ryan Wright, Liam Cassidy, Frankie Deegan, David Keegan, Andrew Corbett, Dan Glennon, Shane Ward.





Under 16 Division 1 League
(16th May, 2011)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore     8 - 13

         Milltownpass                     0 - 05

On Monday last we played Milltownpass in Ballinagore and with Shane Clavin in great form at centreback and David Keegan in fine scoring form we had an easy win over a very young Milltownpass outfit.

 Our panel was : Cathal Daly, Brandon Carey, Alan Kincaid, Liam McNally-Woods,Conor Lynch,Shane Clavin, Kyle Dever, Conor Glennon, David Pidgeon, Stephen Fagan, Mick Heeney, Ryan Wright, Liam Cassidy, Frankie Deegan, David Keegan, Andrew Corbett, Dan Glennon, Shane Ward.



Under 16 Division 1 League
(27th April, 2011)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore     6 - 10

         Maryland/Tang                  0 - 07

Our under 16’s continued their recent run of good form with a comprehensive win over Maryland/Tang in this game played in Drumraney on Monday last.This team are really finding their feet in Division 1 and can look forward to the rest of the year with hopes of doing well in all competitions. The final score was St. Malachys/Ballinagore 6-10, Maryland/Tang 0-07.

 Our panel was : Cathal Daly, Brandon Carey, Alan Kincaid, Conor Lynch,  Kyle Dever, Shane Clavin, Johnny Birmingham, Conor Glennon, David Pidgeon, Stephen Fagan, Mick Heeney, Ryan Wright, Liam Cassidy, Frankie Deegan, David Keegan,   Andrew Corbett, Dan Glennon, Liam McNally-Woods.



Under 16 Division 1 League
(27th April, 2011)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore     3 - 10

         Athlone                             2 - 07

Our under 16’s had an impressive win against Athlone in a Division 1 League game played in Ballinagore on Wednesday last. We led by a point at half time but went on to record a six point victory on the scoreline of 3-10 to 2-7.

Our panel was : Cathal Daly, Brandon Carey, Alan Kincaid, Liam McNally-Woods, Kyle Dever, Shane Clavin, Johnny Birmingham, Conor Glennon, David Pidgeon(0-1), Stephen Fagan(0-1), Mick Heeney(0-3), Liam Cassidy(1-3), Frankie Deegan(0-1), David Keegan(2-0), Ryan Wright(0-1), Conor Lynch, Shane Ward, Andrew Corbett, Dan Glennon.




Under 16 Division 1 League
(24th April, 2011)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore     1 - 13

         St. Lomans                        5 - 08

This was a much improved performance from our Under 16 team in this game played in Ballinagore on Easter Sunday morning.

Panel: Cathal Daly, Liam McNally-Woods, Alan Kincaid, Brandon Carey, Johnny Bermingham,Shane Clavin, Kyle Dever, Conor Glennon, David Pidgeon, David Keegan, Michael Heeney, Stephen Fagan,Ryan Wright, Liam Cassidy,  Andrew Corbett, Frankie Deegan, Shane Ward.



Under 16 Division 1 League
(11th April, 2011)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore     1 - 03

         Mullingar Shamrocks          5 - 15

Shamrocks were easy winners over an understrength  St.Malachys/Ballinagore outfit in this game played in Springfield.

Panel: Cathal Daly, Stephen Fagan, Alan Kincaid, Johnny Bermingham, Kyle Dever, Liam Varley, Conor Lynch, Michael Heeney, Liam McNally Woods, Andrew Corbett, Frankie Deegan, Shane Ward, Dan Glennon, David Keegan, Brandon Carey, Conor Glennon, Ryan Wright.


Under 16 Division 1 League
(2nd April, 2011)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore     2 - 03

         Ballinacargy                       2 - 13

A very evenly balanced Ballinacargy outfit proved too strong for our side in this game played in Ballinagore.

Panel: Liam Varley, Stephen Fagan, Johnny Bermingham, Liam McNally Woods, Frankie Deegan, David Pidgeon, Alan Kincaid, Michael heeney, David Keegan, Kyle Dever, Liam Cassidy, Conor Glennon, Brandon Carey, Conor Lynch, Cathal Daly, Dan Glennon, Shane Ward,


Under 16 Division 2 Championship
(6th October, 2010)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore     2 - 09

Garrycastle                         2 - 11

At half time in this game played under lights in Garrycastle, we were in total command of the game leading by 1-05 to 0-01.  However, we lost our way in the final quarter and Garrycastle's ability to score from placed balls was the deciding factor as our lads wasted some very good scoring chances.  Liam Cassidy and Liam Varley were outstanding on the night.

Panel:  Liam Cassidy, Conor Lynch, Enda Claffey, Frankie Deegan, Kyle Dever, Niall O'Brien (0-2), Michael Heeney, Liam Varley (0-1), Shane Clavin (0-2), Eoin Quinn (0-1), Alan Clarke, David Keegan, David Pidgeon (1-2), Ciaran Glennon (1-1), Sean Mullarkey, Alan Kincaid, Stephen Fagan, Shane Ward, Johnny Birmingham.





League table for Deelside Coaches Fe 16 Football League Championship Div 1&2 Group A
Team Played Won Lost Drawn Points For Points Against Points Diff Points
Coralstown Kinnegad
3
2
1
0
39
28
11
4
St Michaels
2
2
0
0
35
28
7
4
St Malachys-Ballinagore
3
0
2
1
31
37
-6
1
The Downs
2
0
1
1
30
42
-12
1

Updated: 06 September 2010

Under 16 Division 1&2 Group A Football League Championship
(30th August, 2010)

    St. Malachys/Ballinagore          4 - 07 
 St. Michaels                                5 - 10

A great fight back from the home side just fell short but they can take great heart from their performance.  Ciaran Glennon scored four outstanding goals in this contest.

Panel:  Liam Cassidy, Conor Lynch, David Pidgeon, Alan Kincaid, Kyle Dever, Enda Claffey, Conor Glennon, Eoin Quinn (0-1), Ciaran Glennon (4-1), Michael Heeney, Alan Clarke (0-1), Johnny Birmingham, Frankie Deegan (0-2), David Keegan, Sean Mullarkey (0-1), Ed Birmingham, Shane Ward, Stephen Fagan, Andrew Corbett, Brian Pidgeon.


Under 16 Division 1&2 Group A Football League Championship
(16th August, 2010)

      St. Malachys/Ballinagore              1 - 09  
 The Downs                                     2 - 06

St. Malachys/Ballinagore Under 16 footballers played The Downs in a fixture played in The Downs on Monday last August 16th.  The game ended in a draw 2-06 to 1-09 and Malachys/Ballinagore played very well and deserved to get something from this entertaining game.

Panel:  Liam Cassidy, Frankie Deegan, Enda Claffey, Alan Kincaid, Kyle Dever, Niall O’Brien, Michael Heeney, Liam Varley, Ciaran Glennon, Alan Clarke, Eoin Quinn, Sean Mullarkey, Shane Clavin, Conor Glennon, David Keegan, Ed Birmingham, Stephen Fagan, Andrew Corbett, Johnny Birmingham

Under 16 Division 1 League
(28th June, 2010)

      St. Malachys/Ballinagore              1 - 15  
     Caulry                                         5 - 07

Our Under 16s had their best performance of the year in this high scoring encounter played in Ballinagore.  This was a  very exciting end-to-end game of football with quality scores from both teams.

Panel: Liam Cassidy, Stephen Fagan, Enda Claffey, Alan Kincaid, Kyle Dever, Liam Varley, Conor Glennon, Ciaran Glennon (1-8, 0-4f), David Pidgeon, Frankie Deegan, Eoin Quinn (0-5), Conor Lynch, Ed Bermingham, Shane Clavin (0-1), David Keegan (0-1).  Subs: Andrew Corbett, Shane Ward.

Under 16 Division 1 League
(24th May, 2010)

      St. Malachys/Ballinagore              1 - 04  
     Athlone                                       3 - 16

In this league fixture played in Athlone we went in at half time behind 0-3 to 2-5 and things didn't get any better in the second half as Athlone secured an easy win.

Panel: Liam Cassidy, Frankie Deegan, Enda Claffey, Alan Kincaid, Kyle Dever, Liam Varley, Michael Heeney, Eoin Quinn (0-1), Conor Glennon, Johnny Bermingham, Ciaran Glennon (1-1), Conor Lynch, Shane Clavin (0-1), Niall O'Brien (0-1), David Pidgeon, Shane Cunningham, Shane Ward, Stephen Fagan, Ed Bermingham.

Under 16 Division 1 League
(10th May, 2010)

      St. Malachys/Ballinagore              1 - 03  
     Mullingar Shamrocks                 8 - 12

Our Under 16 team suffered a very heavy defeat in Springfield hwen they were totally outplayed by Mullingar Shamrocks.  We failed to score in the first half while Shamrocks scored 3-9.  We are finding it difficult in the top division but the team always give 100%.

Panel: Liam Cassidy, Padraic Kincaid, Alan Clarke, Conor Lynch, Kyle Dever, Ciaran Glennon (0-1), Michael Heeney, Liam Varley (1-0), Conor Glennon, Eoin Quinn (0-2), David Keegan, Frankie Deegan, Sean Mullarkey, David Pidgeon, Johnny Bermingham, Ed Bermingham,  Stephen Fagan.


Under 16 Division 1 League
(28th April, 2010)

      St. Malachys/Ballinagore              2 - 04  
     Tubberclair                                 5 - 10

Our Under 16s travelled to Tubberclair on Wednesday last and were defeated by the home team on a score line of 5-10 to 2-04.  THis game was a lot closer than the score line would suggest as our lads missed at least three great goal scoring opportunities in the second half.

Panel: Liam Cassidy, Enda Claffey, Alan Clarke,  Alan Kincaid, Kyle Dever, Liam Varley, Sean Mullarkey, Eoin Quinn, David Keegan, Michael Heeney, Ciaran Glennon (1-3), Johnny Bermingham, Ed Bermingham, Frankie Deegan, Conor Lynch (1-0), Conor Glennon, Shane Ward (0-1), Shane Cunningham, Ryan Wright, Stephen Fagan.

Under 16 Division 1 League
(24th April, 2010)

      St. Malachys/Ballinagore              5 - 06  
     St. Michaels                               2 - 10

Our Under 16s got back to winning ways with a narrow win in their second game in this year's league.  We were down two points at half time and looked in trouble when the opposition won a penalty with five minutes left but a great save from Liam Cassidy inspired the team to go on and win the match.

Panel: Liam Cassidy, Frankie Deegan, David Pidgeon, Alan Kincaid, Johnny Bermingham, Liam Varley, Kyle Dever, Eoin Quinn, David Keegan, Stephan Fagan, Ciaran Glennon, Sean Mullarkey,  Ed Bermingham, Alan Clarke,  Shane Ward.

Under 16 Division 1 League
(12th April, 2010)

      St. Malachys/Ballinagore              1 - 04  
     St. Lomans                                 4 - 13

The final score reflects the dominance of St Lomans in this match although they only led 2-04 to 1-04 at half time.  

Panel: Liam Cassidy, Conor Lynch, Liam Varley, Alan Kincaid, Enda Claffey, Ciaran Glennon, Kyle Dever, Eoin Quinn, Michael Heeney, David Pidgeon, Alan Clarke, Sean Mullarkey, Frankie Deegan, Niall O'Brien, Shane Clavin, Shane Ward, Conor Glennon, Shane Cunningham, Ed Bermingham.

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Under 16 Division 1 Club Championship Final
(21st November, 2009)

      St. Malachys/Ballinagore              2 - 09  
     Coralstown/Kinnegad                 2 - 05

The dream became a reality for this team when they made a clean sweep of the Under 16 competitions this year when we added the Div 1 Club Championship to the Div 1 League and Premier Championship titles already captured.

Played in Lakepoint Park in wintry and windy conditions we found ourselves 1-4 to a goal down at half time having played against a strong breeze.  This could have been a far greater difference but for some great defending and lucky escapes.  On the resumption it took us five minutes to claw back the difference when we scored 1-2 without reply.  We enjoyed the lion's share of posession in the second half but it was only in the last few minutes that we managed to pull four points clear of a very dogged Coralstown/Kinnegad team.

Many thanks to Dean McDermott who played despite being sick all week with a bad flu and to Niall Gunning who cancelled travelling to a family celebration in Mayo to play a huge part in the victory.  Also to the loyal band of supporters who have turned out in such numbers to support the team this year.

After the match a very proud captain Michael Dever and vice-captain Ed Bermingham accepted the cup from Minor County Board Chairman, John Weir.

Panel:  Eoin Quinn, Ciaran Glennon, Dean McDermott, Enda Claffey, Niall Gunning, David Lynch, Diarmuid Raleigh, Aonghus Clarke (0-1), Michael Dever, Alan Clarke (0-1),  Luke Peppard, David Pidgeon, Neal Kirby (0-7, 0-4f), Niall O’Brien (2-0), Michael Heeney Subs: Frankie Deegan for Enda Claffey, Cathal Tynan for David Pidgeon, Ed Bermingham, Sean Mullarkey, Kyle Dever, Shane Clavin, Liam Varley (inj).

Under 16 Division 1 Club Championship Semi-Final
(3rd November, 2009)

      St. Malachys/Ballinagore              1 - 09  
     Mullingar Shamrocks                 0 - 11

Our Under 16s qualified for the Club 1 Final with a hard-earned one point win over a very fancied Shamrocks side.  A great goal from Neal Kirby rocked our opponents and we went into at half-time leading 1-5 to 0-4.  Mullingar piled on the pressure in the second half and the sides were level as we entered injury time.  Aonghus Clarke had only one thing on his mind as he carried yet another ball from our defence into our opponents half and he swung over a brilliant point to take this tremendous team to the final where we face Coralstown/Kinnegad in our bid to bring off an unprecedented treble after annexing the Division 1 League and the Premier Final already this year.

Panel:  Eoin Quinn, Ciaran Glennon, Dean McDermott, Enda Claffey, Niall Gunning, David Lynch, Diarmuid Raleigh, Aonghus Clarke (0-2), Michael Dever, Alan Clarke (0-1),  Niall O’Brien (0-1), Michael Heeney, Cathal Tynan, Neal Kirby (1-04, 0-1f), Luke Peppard (0-1), Ed Bermingham, David Pidgeon, Sean Mullarkey, Kyle Dever, Shane Clavin, Liam Varley (inj).

Ennell Shamrocks Under 16s clinch Premier title

  Ennell Shamrocks                   0 - 15    Shannon Gaels                     0 - 11

In a very windswept and wet Cusack Park on Saturday last, our Under 16s were crowned Premier Champions for 2009.  Having lost the toss we were forced to play with the strong swirling breeze in the first half and we retired at half time with a 0-09 to 0-01 lead which looked anything but enough as Shannon Gaels looked very dangerous when they got the ball forward and with eight county pannellists in their ranks the game was far from over at half time.  Amazingly for the first ten minutes of the second half we took the game to our opponents and led by 0-12 to 0-04 with about 20 minutes left.  The expected backlash from Shannon Gaels began in earnest then and we were forced into a rearguard action for most of the remaining 20 minutes.  However  some great moves from defence and vital scores when needed brought us over the line with four points to spare.

Congratulations to all invoved with the team on this great achievement which completed a double for many of the panel who had secured the Under 16 Hurling Premier title two week's early.  A special word of thanks to Luke Peppard who lined out having just returned from Wexford after the sad passing of his grandmother during the week.

Team:  Michael Dever, Ciaran Glennon (0-1), Dean McDermott, Conal Ennis (Kilbeggan), Niall Gunning, David Lynch, Luke Peppard, Aonghus Clarke (0-2), David Fennell (Kilbeggan), Damien McCormack (St. Josephs),  Paul Fennell (Kilbeggan 0-3, 0-1f), Alan Clarke,  Eoin Quinn, Neal Kirby (0-07, 0-3f, 0-1s-line), Niall O'Brien (0-2f) Subs:  Diarmuid Raleigh for Luke Peppard, Enda Claffey for Eoin Quinn, Sean Mullarkey,  Ed Bermingham, Cathal Tynan, Kyle Dever, Shane Clavin, Michael Heeney, David Pidgeon, Frankie Deegan, Niall O'Connor, Liam Varley (inj)

Mentors: Ciaran Kirby, Donal Fox (Kilbeggan/St. Josephs) and Eugene Nannery (Kilbeggan/St. Josephs)

Click here for photos from the game

Under 16 Pen Pictures

Paul Fennell (Kilbeggan / St. Joseph’s) Age 16, Attends Kilbeggan Secondary School.
The team Captain will be hoping to lead his team to victory. Plays hurling with Castletown and was a duel county player this year.

Shane Clavin (St. Malachy’s / Ballinagore) Age 13, Attends Kilbeggan Secondary School.
Can play in goals or as a forward and turned in a great display between the posts in our first round win over St. Pats.

Dean McDermott (St. Malachy’s / Ballinagore) Age 16, Attends Kilbeggan Secondary School.
Has made the full back position his own on this team, for his club and also captains Castletown under 16 hurlers from this position. The quietest member of the panel.

Damien McCormack (Kilbeggan / St. Joseph’s) Age 16, Attends Kilbeggan Secondary School.
A very speedy wing forward who had a great game against Mullingar Shamrock’s in the quarter final but probably found the starting time of the semi final a bit too early for his liking.

 Niall Gunning (St. Malachy’s / Ballinagore) Age 16, Attends St. Mary’s, Mullingar.
A tenacious tackling wing back who loves to get forward. Was a unanimous choice as man of the match in the semi final.

 Neal Kirby (St. Malachy’s / Ballinagore) Age 16, Attends St. Mary’s, Mullingar.
The leading scorer on our march to the final but don’t ask him to take a close in free. Also a duel county player this year.

 Ed Bermingham (St. Malachy’s / Ballinagore) Age 15, Attends St. Mary’s, Mullingar.
Vice captain of his club team who tells us he never looses a toss. The joker of the panel, Ed always ensures there’s a great atmosphere in the squad.

 David Lynch (St. Malachy’s / Ballinagore) Age 16, Attends St. Mary’s, Mullingar.
“Lynchey” might wear the number 6 jersey but covers every inch of the pitch. Another duel county player in 2009.

Alan Clarke (St. Malachy’s / Ballinagore) Age 15, Attends St. Finian’s, Mullingar.
Definitely the most improved player on the panel this year, Alan would love to win a premier football medal to add to his numerous hurling medals.

 Michael Heeney (St. Malachy’s / Ballinagore) Age 14, Attends Kilbeggan Secondary School.
A very nippy forward who always gives 100%. Another quiet player who comes into his own when he represents his club in the novelty act in Scor.

Diarmuid Raleigh (St. Malachy’s / Ballinagore) Age 16, Attends St. Finian’s, Mullingar.
Was very unlucky to break his arm during the summer but has proved in the last few games that he’s coming back to his best.

 Enda Claffey (St. Malachy’s / Ballinagore) Age 15, Attends Kilbeggan Secondary School.
A very tight marking defender who has had some great games for his club this year helping them to annex the under 16 Division 1 League.

Ciaran Glennon (St. Malachy’s / Ballinagore) Age 14, Attends Kilbeggan Secondary School.
The paciest member of our full back line. Was on this year’s under 15 county development squads in both hurling and football.

 Mike Dever (St. Malachy’s / Ballinagore) Age 16, Attends Kilbeggan Secondary School.
Captained his club to their league success from midfield but plays in goals for Ennell Shamrocks which shows this players adaptability.

 Cathal Tynan (St. Malachy’s / Ballinagore) Age 15, Attends Kilbeggan Secondary School.
Has always played in the forwards and even togged out for our minors this year to ensure we had a team. Plays hurling with Castletown also.

  Niall O Brien (St. Malachy’s / Ballinagore) Age 15, Attends St. Mary’s, Mullingar.
Had his best game of the year at full forward in the semi final where he was very accurate with his frees. Hoping to complete an under 16 double with Castletown hurlers.

 Luke Peppard  (St .Malachy’s / Ballinagore) Age 16, Attends St. Mary’s, Mullingar.
A tigerish tackler who can be relied upon to get a score. Would love to win a premier medal before he turns his hands to rugby for the winter months.

 Eoin Quinn (St. Malachy’s / Ballinagore) Age 15, Attends Kilbeggan Secondary School.
Was injured earlier in the year and played in goals for his club during their league campaign before rejoining the forwards.

 Liam Varley (St. Malachy’s / Ballinagore) Age 14, Attends Kilbeggan Secondary School.
A duel county under 14 player this year who despite his age will always be assigned to mark the oppositions danger man and always to great effect. Misses the final due to hand injury picked up in under 16 hurling final win.

 David Fennell (Kilbeggan / St. Joseph’s ) Age 16, Attends Kilbeggan Secondary School.
Twin brother of our captain and plays midfield for us. Played county hurling and football this year and never plays a bad game.

 David Pidgeon (St. Malachy’s / Ballinagore) Age 14, Attends Kilbeggan Secondary School.
 This young player had a great game in the half back line in our first round win and can also play in the forwards. Plays hurling with Castletown.

 Aonghus Clarke (St. Malachy’s / Ballinagore) Age 16, Attends St. Mary’s, Mullingar.
A powerful midfielder who keeps up a relentless work rate from start to finish of a game. The fifth member of the panel who played duel county this year.

  Conal Ennis (Kilbeggan / St. Joseph’s) Age 16, Attends Kilbeggan Secondary School.
A very strong and imposing defender who’s really looking forward to his first premier final. Has a great interest in local politics and a popular member of the panel.

 Frankie Deegan (St. Malachy’s / Ballinagore) Age 14, Attends St. Mary’s, Mullingar.
Usually plays in the forwards and often pops up with a vital score. Played on the Castletown hurling team that won the All- Ireland Feile in 2007.

 Sean Mullarkey (St. Malachy’s / Ballinagore) Age 15, Attends St. Mary’s, Mullingar.
Played in numerous positions on his clubs march to Division 1 glory during the year. Scored a great point when introduced in the semi final.

  Kyle Dever (St. Malachy’s / Ballinagore) Age 14, Attends Kilbeggan Secondary School.
Younger brother of Mike’s, this pocket dynamo never shirks from a tackle despite giving many of his opponents a height advantage.

 


 

Under 16 Premier Championship  Semi-Final
(4th October, 2009)

      Ennell Shamrocks              3 - 14  
     St. Finians                       0 - 04

Ennell Shamrocks qualified for their first premiership final in twelve years with a resounding victory over the combination team of Coralstown/Kinnegad and The Downs.  As St. Finians had disposed of a good Athlone team in the quarter-final we knew we would have to be on top of our game from start to finish to come away with a victory.  Every player turned in a great performance but special mention must go to Niall Gunning who had his best ever game.

Team:  Michael Dever, Ciaran Glennon, Dean McDermott, Conal Ennis (Kilbeggan), Niall Gunning, David Lynch (0-1), Liam Varley, Aonghus Clarke (0-1), David Fennell (Kilbeggan 0-2), Damien McCormack (St. Josephs),  Paul Fennell (Kilbeggan 0-1f), Alan Clarke (0-1),  Luke Peppard (1-1), Neal Kirby (2-02), Niall O'Brien (0-4, 0-3f) Subs:  Enda Claffey, Sean Mullarkey (0-1),  Ed Bermingham, Cathal Tynan, Kyle Dever, Shane Clavin, Eoin Quinn, Michael Heeney, David Pidgeon, Frankie Deegan, Diarmuid Raleigh.

Under 16 Division 1 Club Championship 
(19th September, 2009)

      St. Malachys/Ballinagore              3 - 11  
     St. Lomans                               4 - 08
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This was an excellent game of football from start to finish with some outstanding displays by both teams.  

Panel:  Shane Clavin, David Pidgeon, Dean McDermott, Enda Claffey, Niall Gunning, David Lynch, Sean Mullarkey, Aonghus Clarke (0-4, 0-3f), Michael Dever, Alan Clarke (0-1),  Niall O’Brien, Eoin Quinn (0-1), Cathal Tynan, Neal Kirby (2-05), Ciaran Glennon, Frankie Deegan (1-0), Ed Bermingham, Kyle Dever, Michael Heeney, Liam Varley (inj).

Under 16 Division 1 Club Championship 
(9th September, 2009)

      St. Malachys/Ballinagore              2 - 08  
     Mullingar Shamrocks                 1 - 08

Unlike our previous meeting just five days earlier in the Premier Club Championship where our forwards amassed a big score, this time it was the turn of our back line to win the game for us.  Our half back line of Niall Gunning, David Lynch and Liam Varley were colossal but man of the match on the night was full back Dean McDermott.  Many thanks and well done to all our players who turned up on the night, many having received their Junior Cert results that day.

Panel:  Shane Clavin, Ciaran Glennon, Dean McDermott, Enda Claffey, Niall Gunning, David Lynch (0-01f), Liam Varley, Aonghus Clarke (1-3, 0-2f), Michael Dever, Alan Clarke,  Niall O’Brien (1-2, 0-1f), Eoin Quinn, Cathal Tynan, Neal Kirby (0-01), Diarmuid Raleigh (0-01). Subs:  Luke Peppard, Sean Mullarkey, Frankie Deegan, Kyle Dever, Michael Heeney, David Pidgeon.

Under 16 Premier Championship 
(5th September, 2009)

      Ennell Shamrocks              3 - 18  
     Mullingar Shamrocks        0 - 11

Our Under 16 combination team reached the last four of the Premier Championship with a breathtaking display of football in this match played in Ballinagore on Saturday last.  This team gave an exhibition of all that is good in the game with brilliant defending, passing and score taking, in fact all but one point of our scores came from play.  Thanks to Mullingar for their usual sporting game.

Team:  Michael Dever, Ciaran Glennon, Dean McDermott, Conal Ennis (Kilbeggan), Niall Gunning, David Lynch, Liam Varley, Aonghus Clarke (0-1), David Fennell (Kilbeggan 0-1), Damien McCormack (St. Josephs),  Niall O’Brien (0-1), Diarmuid Raleigh (1-2), Luke Peppard, Paul Fennell (Kilbeggan, 1-5 (0-1f)),Neal Kirby (1-08) Subs:  Enda Claffey, Sean Mullarkey,  Ed Bermingham, Alan Clarke, Cathal Tynan, Kyle Dever, Shane Clavin, Eoin Quinn, Michael Heeney, David Pidgeon, Niall O'Connor (Kilbeggan), Frankie Deegan.

Under 16 Premier Championship 
(9th August, 2009)

      Ennell Shamrocks              1 - 10  
     St Pats                            1 - 03

We took on St. Pats (Shandonagh, Milltown, Ballynacargy, Ballymore) in the first round of the Premier Championship in Shandonagh on Sunday last.  We had our opponents under constant pressure in the first half but could not put away our numerous scoring changes and led 1-6 to 0-1 at half time.  A combination of a spirited fight back from our opponents and the fact that this was the third game in three days for many of our panel, meant that our lead was wittled down to three points with ten minutes remaining but a few late oints secured a vital win for us.

Teaml:  Shane Clavin, Ciaran Glennon, Dean McDermott, Enda Claffey, David Pidgeon, David Lynch, Liam Varley, Aonghus Clarke (0-2), David Fennell (Kilbeggan 0-3), Damien McCormack (St. Josephs 0-2),  Niall O’Brien, Eoin Quinn, Cathal Tynan, Paul Fennell (0-1)Neal Kirby (1-02, 1-0pen) Subs:  Sean Mullarkey,  Ed Bermingham.

League table for Fe 16 Football League Division 1
Team Ped W L D P+ P- P+/- Pts
St Malachys
7
6
1
0
138
69
69
12
Tubberclair
7
5
1
1
102
80
22
11
Mullingar Shamrocks
7
5
2
0
126
73
53
10
Coralstown Kinnegad
7
3
2
2
86
102
-16
8
St Lomans Mullingar
7
3
3
1
102
107
-5
7
Tyrellspass
7
2
5
0
79
108
-29
4
Maryland Tang
7
1
6
0
107
154
-47
2
The Downs
7
1
6
0
90
137
-47
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Under 16’s are Division 1 League Champions

Monday 29th of June was D day for our under 16 footballers as the division 1 league would be decided with the last round of games taking place. Going into the last round St. Malachy’s/Ballinagore and Mullingar Shamrocks were tied on ten points each but the town side had a five point better score difference than us.  Mullingar had to play Tubberclair, who were only one point behind the joint leaders and still in with a chance to top the league going into this final game. So with the league to be decided on score difference if sides finished level on points it certainly left it a very interesting scenario.

Our boys took on Tyrrellspass in our last game and we knew we were up against it as Tyrrellspass had defeated the then league leaders Tubberclair in the previous round. After a tentative opening ten minutes we trailed our opponents by two points to one, having missed several scoring opportunities. It took a great goal from team captain, Michael Dever, to settle the team and we went in at half time leading by 2-3 to 0-2. News filtered back to Ballinagore that Mullingar were leading Tubberclair by four points at half time and were well on top. This left us still trailing Mullingar by two points on score difference and things were not looking too good for us.

As this panel proved throughout their opening six games in this very competitive division, where they recorded wins over Mullingar Shamrocks, Maryland/Tang, St. Lomans, The Downs and Coralstown/Kinnegad and just went down by a point to Tubberclair, they always rise to whatever challenge is placed before them.

Spurned on by a very tight marking defence in the second half and with our midfield dominating, our forwards were provided with a constant supply of possession which they used to great effect to record a 5-9 to 1-3 victory. Frantic phonecalls were made to find out the outcome of the Mullingar/Tubberclair game and when word eventually arrived that Tubberclair had beaten Mullingar by a goal the celebrations began in our dressing-room.

This league win completes the set for our club as we won the minor division 1 league in 2003 and 2004 and the under 14 division 1 league in 2006 and proves that we can hold our own with the top teams in the county. Well done to this very dedicated panel, especially Aonghus Clarke who travelled up from the Gaeltacht for the game and Niall O’ Brien who left his sick bed to play a stormer. Get well wishes to Diarmuid Raleigh who broke his wrist in a recent challenge match.

Panel: Shane Clavin, Enda Claffey, Dean McDermott, Ciaran Glennon, Niall Gunning, David Lynch (1-2), Liam Varley, Aonghus Clarke (0-1,free), Michael Dever (Captain, 1-0), Eoin Quinn, Niall O’ Brien (1-2), Alan Clarke, Cathal Tynan, Neal Kirby (2-3,1-0 pen.), Luke Peppard (0-1,free), David Pidgeon, Michael Heeney, Sean Mullarkey, Frankie Deegan, Ed Birmingham (Vice Captain), Kyle Dever and Diarmuid Raleigh (injured).





Under 16 League Division 1 
(11th May, 2009)

St. Malachy's/Ballinagore             5 - 04  
Coralstown/Kinnegad                0 - 03

A great first half performance against the breeze in which we scored five goals set us up for this important win against Coralstown/Kinnegad.  From the above league table we can see what we have to do in our last game against Tyrrellspass to overtake Mullingar Shamrocks who are currently on top due to a better score difference.   A speedy recovery is wished to Coralstown/Kinnegad player, Fergus Murtagh, who received a nasty knee injury during the match. Hopefully he will be back playing football and hurling shortly.

Teaml:  Eoin Quinn, Liam Varley, Dean McDermott, Enda Claffey, Diarmuid Raleigh, David Lynch, Niall Gunning, Michael Dever (1-2), Aonghus Clarke (0-1), Alan Clarke, Niall O’Brien (2-0), Cathal Tynan, Ciaran Glennon, Neal Kirby (0-1), Luke Peppard (2-0)  Subs:  Frankie Deegan, Michael Heeney, Sean Mullarkey, Kyle Dever, Ed Bermingham, Davie Pidgeon

Under 16 League Division 1 
(4th May, 2009)

St. Malachy's/Ballinagore             5 - 13
The Downs                                 1 - 06

Bank Holiday Monday was the start of a very busy week for football in the area with the St. Malachys/Ballinagore Under 16 team entertaining The Downs in Ballinagore on a wet evening.  St. Malachys/Ballinagore played great football and with full-forward Neal Kirby in great form they had a clear-cut victory over a plucky outfit from The Downs on a 5-13 to 1-6 scoreline.

Panel:  Ciaran Glennon (1-0), Liam Varley, Dean McDermott, Enda Claffey, Alan Clarke, David Lynch (0-1), Niall Gunning (0-1), Michael Dever (0-1), Aonghus Clarke (0-3), Diarmuid Raleigh, Niall O’Brien (2-1, 0-1f), Luke Peppard (0-1), Cathal Tynan (0-2), Neal Kirby (2-3), Eoin Quinn, Frankie Deegan, Michael Heeney, Sean Mullarkey, Kyle Dever, Ed Bermingham, Davie Pidgeon

Under 16 League Division 1 
(27th April, 2009)

St. Malachy's/Ballinagore             1 - 13
St. Lomans                                 2 - 09

This team went joint top of Division 1 with a hard-earned victory over St. Lomans played in Lakepoint Park in very heavy conditions.  Going in at the break with the scores level and having to face into the breeze in the second half, we were really up against it.  However, this team certainly deserved their win after going six points up in the second half.

Team:  Eoin Quinn, Enda Claffey, Dean McDermott, Kieran Glennon, Liam Varley, David Lynch, Diarmuid Raleigh,
Aonghus Clarke (0-3, 0-01f), Niall Gunning, Frankie Deegan, Neal Kirby (0-04), Cathal Tynan (0-02), Luke Peppard (1-4, 0-3f), Niall O'Brien, Sean Mullarkey  Subs:  Michael Heeney, David Pidgeon, Ed Bermingham.

Under 16 League Division 1 
(20th April, 2009)

St. Malachy's/Ballinagore             4 - 16
Maryland/Tang                            6 - 02

Our Under 16s got back to their winning ways in this game played in Tang on 20th April.  This was a game we could easily have lost as every time we seemed to be in command we conceded soft goals.  A speedy recovery is wished to Michael Dever who sustained a broken arm last weekend.

Team:  Sean Mullarkey, Enda Claffey, Niall O'Brien (2-01), Kieran Glennon, Liam Varley, Dean McDermott (0-2), Diarmuid Raleigh,
Aonghus Clarke (0-4), Niall Gunning(1-1), Alan Clarke, David Lynch (0-1), Cathal Tynan, Luke Peppard (0-5, 0-3f), Neal Kirby (1-02), Michael Heeney  Subs:  Ed Bermingham for Michael Heeney, Frankie Deegan for Cathal Tynan, Kyle Dever for Frankie Deegan, Shane Clavin (inj), Eoin Quinn (inj), Michael Dever (inj)

Under 16 League Division 1 
(13th April, 2009)

St. Malachy's/Ballinagore             2 - 02
Tubberclair                                 1 - 06

Our Under 16s winning run came unstuck against Tubberclair in this game played in Ballinagore on 13th April.  Our failure to convert six scorable frees cost us dearly in the end, but the team gave it their all and were unluckly not to get something out of the game as they finished the stronger side.

Team:  Sean Mullarkey, Frankie Deegan, Niall O'Brien, Kieran Glennon, Liam Varley, Dean McDermott, Enda Claffey,
Aonghus Clarke (0-1), Michael Dever, Cathal Tynan, David Lynch (1-0), Kyle Dever, Luke Peppard, Neal Kirby (1-01), Alan Clarke  Subs:  Shane Clavin (inj), Eoin Quinn (inj)

Under 16 League Division 1 
(6th April, 2009)

St. Malachy's/Ballinagore             3 - 07
Mullingar Shamrocks                   0 - 10

Our Under 16s began their year with a tough away assignment against a very strong Mullingar team. With four Under 14s in our lineout we knew every player would have to be at their best and this they certainly were on Monday night in Springfield.  We led 1-3 to 0-4 at half time but it was really in the second half that the team displayed outstanding courage and playing a brilliant brand of football they pulled away from Mullingar.  A feature of the game was that all our scores came from play and some of the combination play that led to these scores often started in the back line.  Best of luck to Michael Dever who is this year's captain.

Team:  Shane Clavin, Frankie Deegan, Niall O'Brien, Kieran Glennon, Liam Varley, Dean McDermott, Niall Gunning,
Aonghus Clarke (1-02), Michael Dever (0-1), Cathal Tynan, David Lynch, Sean Mullarkey, Luke Peppard (0-2), Neal Kirby (2-02), Alan Clarke  Subs:  Ed Bermingham, Conor Lynch, Eoin Quinn (inj)

Circuit Training

Circuit Training starts on Tuesday 10th February from 7 - 8 pm in Castletown Hall.

Under 16 Premier Championship Semi-Final
(27th October, 2008)

Ennell Shamrocks         1 - 8

      St. Lomans                    6 - 5

A seriously depleted Ennell Shamrocks side turned up to play Championship favourites St Lomans in Lakepoint Park on Monday last, but the handicap of having to field without six first team players due to injuries and holidays proved a bridge too far for this team.  Having said that, the team that lined out gave a great display and but for the concession of very soft goals could have caused the upset of the year.  

We elected to play against a strong breeze in the first half and got off to the worst possible start when a high kick from midfield eluded everyone and went straight into the net.  After twenty minutes of the first half the score was 1-3 to 1-2 in St. Loman's favour and with the wind to assist us in the second half, we looked to be in a great position but St. Lomans responded with three goals in the last five minutes of the half, one of which was directly from a 45m kick.  We needed a good start to the second half, having gone in 4-3 to 1-3 down, but despite some early pressure, St. Lomans scored a goal on the break-away. With the wind behind us we attacked the Loman's goals relentlessly and were unlucky with many goal chances.

With many of these players under 16 again next year and with an injury-free run this team is more than capable of taking this title next year.  Best wishes to Darren Ruane who had his knee operation on the day after this match after giving his usual whole-hearted display.

Team:  Chris Guilfoyle, Conol Ennis, Niall O'Brien, Brian Killian, Luke Cassidy, Jordan Cassidy, Stephan Reid, Diarmuid Garvin, David Lynch (0-2), Adam Duffy, David Fennell, Damien McCormack (0-1), Paul Fennell (1-1), Darren Ruane (0-4, 0-3 frees), Luke Peppard:  Subs:  Niall Gunning, Jonathon Cuskelly, Cathal Tynan, Eoin Quinn, Enda Claffey

Under 16 Club Championship Semi-Final
(25th September, 2008)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore           2 - 6

         St. Lomans                              5 - 9

Our Under 16s great run in the Club Championship came to an end in St. Lomans on Thursday 25th September.  Missing Aonghus Clarke through injury and with Darren Ruane, Dean McDermott, Neal Kirby and Luke Peppard carrying injuries into the game this semi-final against the championship favourites was always going to be a struggle.  Despite all their handicaps, this team showed us that they are made of stern stuff and we went in at half time down by 0-5 to 0-4.  To add to our problems we lost Diarmuid Garvin and Michael Dever to injury in the second half but even after the concession of two early goals we kep taking the game to our opponents right to the end.

We still have the Division 1 League Final and the Premier Semi-Final to look forward to, so all is not lost for our Under 16s.

Panel:  David Healion, Ciaran Glennon, Niall Kelly, Brian Killian, Niall O'Brien, Jordan Cassidy (1-1), Luke Cassidy, Diarmuid Garvin (0-2 f), David Lynch, Niall Gunning, Dean McDermott, Michael Dever, Neal Kirby (1-0, pen), Darren Ruane (0-3, 0-2f),  Luke Peppard, Enda Claffey, Cathal Tynan, Alan Clarke Jonathon Cuskelly. Eoin Quinn.

Under 16 Club Championship Quarter-Final
(10th September, 2008)

St. Malachys/Ballinagore           4 - 5

         Maryland/Tang                        1 - 0

Our Under 16s qualified for the semi-final with a comprehensive win over Maryland/Tang played in attrocious conditions in Tang.  Well done to all the panel for turning out on a horrible night for football especially as many had received their Junior Cert results that day.

Panel:  Michael Dever, Ciaran Glennon, Niall Kelly, Brian Killian, Niall O'Brien, Jordan Cassidy, Luke Cassidy, Diarmuid Garvin, David Lynch, Niall Gunning (0-1), Aonghus Clarke (0-1), David Healion (1-0), Jonathon Cuskelly, Darren Ruane (3-3, 0-2f), Dean McDermott, Cathal Tynan, Alan Clarke, Luke Peppard, Enda Claffey, Eoin Quinn.

Under 16 Premier Championship
(7th September, 2008)

Ennell Shamrocks         3 - 12

      St. Pats                          3 - 07

Our Under 16 team qualifed for the semi-final of the Championship with this impressive win against a fancied St. Pats side which comprised of Ballymore, Milltown, Shandonagh and Ballynacargy  This team play a very fast and skillful brand of football and combined to pick off some magnificant scores to build up a half-time lead of 2-9 to 0-4.  It was only after Aonghus Clarke left the field after 15 minutes of the second half to go to the All-Ireland Hurling Final that the opposition came into the game and scored 3 late goals.  Next up are Championship favourites St. Lomans in the sem-final.

Panel:  Chris Guilfoyle, Niall O'Brien , Niall Kelly, Conal Ennis, Jordan Cassidy,  Diarmuid Garvin, Brian Killian, Adam Duffy, Aonghus Clarke (0-3), David Lynch, Dean McDermott, Luke Cassidy,  Paul Fennell (1-4, 0-1 f), Darren Ruane (2-4), David Fennell (0-1), Glen Parnell, Pietro Scarnicchio, Cathal Tynan, Eoin Quinn, Enda Claffey, Niall Gunning, David Healion, Mike Dever, Jonathon Cuskelly, Luke Peppard, Damien McCormack, Stephen Reid.

Under 16 Division 1  Championship

Quarter Final
(14th August, 2008)

St. Malachy's/Ballinagore             2 - 06
Mullingar Shamrocks                   1 - 09

On Thursday last in Ballinagore these two teams served up a brilliant game of football with the outcome in the balance up to the final whistle.  A draw was probably a fair result as neither game deserved to lose.  We led at half time 2-4 to 1-4 but were put under a lot of pressure by Mullingar for the first 15 minutes of the second half.  Our opponents led by a point with 5 minutes remaining and just when it looked like we would never get the equaliser, after landing 5 shots in the Mullingar goalkeeper's hands, up popped Niall O'Brien to slot over the equaliser.  Well done to all involved in serving up a thrilling encounter with all the best aspects on show.

Team:   Mike Dever,  Brian Killian, Niall Kelly, Kieran Glennon, Niall O'Brien (0-1), Jordan Cassidy, Luke Cassidy, Diarmuid Garvin, David Healion (1-1), David Lynch (0-1 free), Aonghus Clarke (0-1), Luke Peppard, Jonathon Cuskelly, Darren Ruane (0-1 free), Dean McDermott (1-1).  Subs: Cathal Tynan, Enda Claffey.


Under 16 Premier Championship
(27th July, 2008)

Ennell Shamrocks        4 - 13

      St. Bridgets                  1 - 3

This was a good win for this amalgamation team with Kilbeggan/St. Josephs played in ideal conditions in Moate.  Improvement will be needed as the team will face a sterner test in the next round but the team showed real promise and gelled well together as the game went on.

Panel:  Chris Guilfoyle, Niall O'Brien (0-1), Diarmuid Garvin, Brian Killian, Pietro Scarnicchio, Jordan Cassidy, Conal Ennis, Adam Duffy, David Lynch (0-1), Mike Dever (0-2), David Fennell (1-2), Glen Parnell, Paul Fennell (1-1), Darren Ruane (2-5, 0-1 free), Dean McDermott (0-1), Richard Coffey, Cathal Tynan, Eoin Quinn, Enda Claffey, Niall Gunning.

Under 16 Division 1  Championship
(13th July, 2008)

St. Malachy's/Ballinagore             3 - 15
Maryland/Tang                            3 - 02

On Sunday last in perfect conditions for football in Castletown-Geoghegan, we repeated our win over Maryland/Tang in the League despite being short five players.  A goal from the lively Maryland/Tang attack after three minutes had us on the back foot but by half time we were in front 1-8 to 2-1.  We kept our noses in front with an early goal in the second half and from then on our numerical advantage, due to the opposition's goalkeeper being sent off, began to tell.  This was our best team performance of the year with everyone excelling in their positions.  Perhaps man of the match on this occasion was Neal Kirby who gave a great display of score taking, ably assisted by David Healion who was playing his first game following a long injury lay-off.  Many thanks to Niall O'Brien, fresh from Player of the Tournament at the DJ Carey School of Excellence who postponed his holidays in order to fulfill this fixture and an Under 14 fixture on Monday night.

Team:   Mike Dever,  Brian Killian, Niall Kelly (0-1), Kieran Glennon, Enda Claffey, Jordan Cassidy, Niall O'Brien, Luke Cassidy, Diarmuid Garvin (0-1 free), Jonathon Cuskelly, Aonghus Clarke (1-4, 0-1 free), Luke Peppard, Neal Kirby (1-6), David Healion (1-2), Dean McDermott (0-1).  Subs: Cathal Tynan, Alan Clarke.

Under 16 League Division 1 
(7th July, 2008)

St. Malachy's/Ballinagore             1 - 11
Coralstown/Kinnegad                   2 - 03

Our Under 16s got back to winning ways on Monday evening last in Kinnegad when despite having only 15 players to call on due to holidays etc, they overcame the home side in a hugely entertaining game.

Having played against the slight breeze we went in at half time level 1-2 to 0-5.  Within 5 minutes of the restart we scored 1-3, the goal a magnificent effort from Aonghus Clarke.  Kinnegad never let up and hit back with a goal and a point to narrow our lead to 2 points and looked as if they would go on and win the match.  At this stage great defending from Man of the Match Niall Kelly and Jordan Cassidy kept us in the game and Dean McDermott, when moved in full-forward, then won three frees in a row which were expertly pointed by Darren Ruane.  Full marks to team captain, Brian Killian, for playing despite a recent head injury and our under 14s Kieran Glennon, Enda Claffey and Eoin Quinn  without whom we would have been unable to field.

Team:   Mike Dever,  Brian Killian, Niall Kelly, Kieran Glennon, Enda Claffey, Jordan Cassidy, Luke Cassidy, Diarmuid Garvin (0-1 from free), Dean McDermott (0-1), Jonathon Cuskelly, Aonghus Clarke (1-0), Eoin Quinn, Neal Kirby (0-3) Darren Ruane (0-6, 4 from frees), Cathal Tynan.

Under 16 League Division 1 
(15th May, 2008)

St. Malachy's/Ballinagore             3 - 04
St. Lomans                                 1 - 19

St. Lomans came out on top in this meeting of the two unbeaten teams in Division 1, but not before they got a fright from a lively St. Malachys/Ballinagore outfit.  We got off to a great start with a goal in the opening minute and the team were well worth a one-point lead at half time.  St. Loman's superior strength showed in the second half, however our team never gave up and gave the odds-on favourites for the championship their toughest test to date.

Panel:   Mike Dever, Niall Gunning, Brian Killian, Enda Claffey, Diarmuid Raleigh, Diarmuid Garvin, Jordan Cassidy, Aonghus Clarke, Luke Cassidy, Niall O'Brien, Niall Kelly, Luke Peppard (0-1),  Neal Kirby (1-3), David Lynch (1-0), Jonathon Cuskelly (1-0), Cathal Tynan, Alan Clarke, Kieran Glennon, Darren Ruane (inj), David Healion (inj)


Under 16 League Division 1 

(8th May, 2008)

 St. Malachy's/Ballinagore             4 - 12
   Mullingar Shamrocks                 1 - 10

Our Under 16s faced their toughest test so far against a strong Mullingar side in the fourth round of the League but retained their unbeaten status after an hour's entertaining football.  Lining out without the services of Jordan Cassidy, Dean McDermott and David Healion the rest of the panel had to step up their game in order to compensate.  Special mention goes to Niall Kelly and Diarmuid Garvin who played despite carrying injuries and Neal Kirby who played despite illness.  Man of the match on the night was our goalkeeper Mike Dever who brought off some great saves and was always steady under the high ball.  Our two 14 year olds, Niall O'Brien and Kieran Glennon were not far behind him on the night.

A speedy recovery is wished to Darren Ruane, Dean McDermott and David Healion who are currently on the injured list.

Panel:   Mike Dever, Niall Kelly, Niall O'Brien, Kieran Glennon, Niall Gunning, Brian Killian, Luke Cassidy, Diarmuid Garvin, David Lynch (1-1), Luke Peppard,  Aonghus Clarke, Cathal Tynan, Neal Kirby (2-5), Darren Ruane (1-6), Jonathon Cuskelly Subs: Enda Claffey, Eoin Quinn, Alan Clarke, Diarmuid Raleigh.

Under 16 League Division 1 
(1st May, 2008)

St. Malachy's/Ballinagore             3 - 15
Maryland/Tang                           1 - 03

Its now three wins out of three for this talented side after a comprehensive win over Maryland/Tang in this Divsion 1 game played in Ballinagore.  A heavy shower just before the game caused underfoot conditions to the treacherous but this did not deter either team serving up a very enjoyable first half after which we led 1-8 to 1-3.  The second half proved one-way traffic with the home team scoring 2-7 without reply to win the game far more easily than expected.

Panel:   Mike Dever, Niall Gunning, Brian Killian, Niall Kelly,  Luke Cassidy, Jordan Cassidy, Niall O'Brien, Diarmuid Garvin, David Lynch (2-2), Dean McDermott (0-1), Aonghus Clarke (0-2), Luke Peppard, Neal Kirby (1-2), Darren Ruane (0-8), Jonathon Cuskelly Subs: Cathal Tynan, Enda Claffey, Kieran Glennon, Diarmuid Raleigh.


Under 16 League Division 1 
(17th April, 2008)

In our second game in Division 1, our Under 16s enjoyed a very easy victory over an understrength Ballynacargy team in Ballinagore.  We started slowly which was probably due to not having had a game in almost two months but we improved considerably in the second half and combined very well in both defence and attack.

Panel:   Dean McDermott, Brian Killian, Niall Kelly, Mike Dever, Jonathon Cuskelly, Jordan Cassidy, Diarmuid Garvin, Niall O'Brien, Darren Ruane, Luke Peppard, Neal Kirby, Aonghus Clarke, Diarmuid Raleigh, Alan Clarke, Cathal Tynan, Enda Claffey, Kieran Glennon, Niall Gunning, Luke Cassidy, Eoin Quinn.

Under 16 League Division 1 
(22nd February, 2008)

St. Malachy's/Ballinagore             5 - 17
Garrycastle                                 0 - 05

Our Under 16s got the year off to a great start with a comprehensive victory over Garrycastle in a game played under lights on Friday 22nd February.  As expected, in our first game of the year, it took us a while to settle and following a close first half we led 1-6 to 0-2 at half-time.    Some positional switches at the break worked in our favour in the second half and the team really clicked into gear scoring some very well engineered points.  A special word of thanks to all who drove to Garrycastle - it was great to see such support.

Team and scorers:   Dean McDermott, Brian Killian, Niall Kelly, Mike Dever, Jonathon Cuskelly, Jordan Cassidy, David Lynch (2-0), David Healion,  Diarmuid Garvin(0-2),  Niall O'Brien, Darren Ruane(0-8), Luke Peppard (0-1), Neal Kirby(1-2), Aonghus Clarke(2-3), Diarmuid Raleigh.  Subs: Alan Clarke, Cathal Tynan, Enda Claffey, Kieran Glennon, Niall Gunning (0-1), Luke Cassidy

Trip to New Ross

Last years sucessful under 14 team joined their hurling counterparts last weekend on a trip to New Ross.  The group left Castletown on Saturday morning at 10 am and arrived at Good Counsel College in New Ross around 1 pm.  Following a packed afternoon which included a soccer blitz, swimming, squash and a trip to the gym, dinner was served at 6 o'clock.

After dinner the McCarthy Cup made an appearance accompanied by Kilkenny star Willie O'Dwyer, a former pupil of the Good Counsel College, and the footballers and hurlers received their medals from last year.  Willie O'Dwyer presented the hurling medals, while former Malachys and Westmeath star Aidan O'Brien presented the football medals.

A table quiz followed the presentation and the lure of the cash prize on offer for winners and runners up made this a competitive af