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Junior B Championship. 
(15th of June, 2021)

St. Malachy's 2 – 07      Killucan 3-06

We took part in the Junior B Championship for the first time in four years when we travelled to Killucan to take on the home side. With the majority of this panel having played 2 games over the previous 3 days our hopes were not high going into this encounter but the lads pulled out all the stops and were very unlucky not to come away with a win. Playing controlled posession football against the wind in the opening half  we more than held our own but the concession of a penalty late in the half left us trailing by two points at the interval. Wind assisted in the second half we took the game to Killucan and were well worth our two point lead going deep into injury time. A last gasp Killucan attack yielded a point and with time up all we had to do was kick the ball dead but from a turnover deep in their backline Killucan brought the ball the length of the field and despite a great save from Peter Dalton our opponents goaled from the rebound to win the game.Well done to the entire panel for an excellent display with special mention to the evergreen Alan Mangan who celebrated his 42nd birthday on the night and rolled back the years with his customery top class display. Alan turned out for our three games over the space of four days and is truely a great role model for the younger players coming through the ranks as he never lets his club or team mates down. Well done Alan.
Panel; Peter Dalton, Fergal O;Brien(1-0), Eoghan Mullarkey, Pauric Kane, Cian Gavigan(0-1), Eoin Kiernan, Paul O'Sullivan(1-1), Kieran Glennon(0-1), Paddy Doran, Alan Kincaid, Conor Keegan, Eoin Glennon, Warrick Kirby(1-1), Alan Mangan(0-3,0-2f), Dave Sheahan(0-1f), Pauric Kincaid, John Gallagher, Sean Kincaid, Andrew Corbett, Mark Lynch(0-1).

ACL Div 3. 
(13th of June, 2021)

St. Malachy's 1 – 16      Mullingar Shamrocks 2-14

Springfield was the venue for our opening game in Div 3 where Shamrocks just prevailed by a point in a very competitive game. Many of our players had lined out the previous evening against Ballycomoyle and they deserve great credit for this. The game was probably lost in the opening few minutes when we conceeded two goals and a point with several of our players having to leave the pitch to get gumshields while the game continued, hopefully this will be a lesson learnt and will not happen again. We recovered well from this early setback to lead by 1-11 to 2-4 at the interval but as tiredness set  in the second half Shamrocks took control to lead by two points going into the last five minutes. A spirited finish from Malachys drew us level and we can count ourselves very unlucky not to get an equaliser when Mullingar went a point up in injury time.
Panel; Dave Sheahan(0-1), Fergal O'Brien, Stephen Fagan, Ryan Boyne, Eoin Kiernan, Liam Varley, Kieran Glennon(0-2), Paddy Doran, Aaron Glennon, Cian Gavigan(0-1), Conor Keegan(0-5,0-3f), Andrew Corbett, Warrick Kirby(0-1), Alan Mangan(1-4,1-0p,0-3f), Conor Murphy(0-1), Jack Gallagher(0-1), Conal Fagan, Mark Lynch, Graham Jessop, Alan Kincaid, Peter Dalton, Eoghan Mullarkey(inj), Eoin Quinn(inj), Eoin Glennon(inj).


ACL Div 6.
(12th of June, 2021)

St. Malachy's 2 – 19      Ballycomoyle 2-04

We got our season underway when we travelled to Ballycomoyle on Saturday evening and after a great display of attacking football we emerged comfortable winners. Congratulations to Peter Dalton, Ryan Boyne, Cian Gavigan, Zach Wright, Warrick Kirby and Sean Kincaid who all made their senion debuts for the club.
Panel; Peter Dalton, Fergal O;Brien, Eoghan Mullarkey, Ryan Boyne, Cian Gavigan(0-1), Zach Wright, Paul O'Sullivan, Andrew Corbett(0-1), Paddy Doran(0-1). Alan Kincaid, Dave Sheahan(0-5), Eoin Glennon, Shane Carey, Warrick Kirby(1-1), Pauric Kincaid, John Gallagher, Kieran Glennon(0-3), Alan Mangan(0-2), Eoin Kiernan, Sean Kincaid(1-0).




Intermediate Championship Semi Final
(12th of September, 2020)

St. Malachy's 2 – 11      Tang 2-12 (A.E.T)

After a thrilling 80 minutes of football in TEG Cusack Park, our Intermediate team bowed out of the 2020 season. Behind closed doors, the lads took on a strong Tang side, who alike us wanted a spot in this year’s final.

The game started steady with Niall O’Brien finding the back of the net, 6 minutes into the first half, giving the team the lift they needed to keep up with this fast paced game. David Lynch added to the scoreboard then, before Conor Keegan found the back of the net again. Points were added to the scoreboard by Morgan Gavigan, Eoin Quinn, Neal Kirby and Niall O’Brien. Things were going so well, heading into the second half of the match, leaving the half-time score; 2-05 to 0-07. 

The second half seen a stronger Tang side come out however the boys did not lie down. Tang’s penalty paved the way for their comeback and it was a draw game for the concluding 10 minutes of the game. This led to extra time, on a score line of 2-09 a piece. 

Tang’s scores in the opening minutes of extra time left it near impossible for us to come back into it. Points from Alan Mangan and Neal Kirby brought us back to within a point however time was up..

 

Team: D.Sheahan, S.Fagan, L.Varley, A.Glennon, C.Murphy, D.Lynch (0-4,0-3f), M.Grennan, E.Quinn (0-1), J.Bermingham, N.Kirby (0-2), N.O’Brien (1-1), C.Kane, C.Keegan (1-0), M.Gavigan (0-1), D.McDermott. Subs used: J.Clarke, C.Glennon (0-1), A.Mangan (0-1), C.O’Brien, N.McKenna. Rest of Panel;  Conal Fagan,  Fergal O'Brien, Paddy Doran,  Pauric Kincaid, Eoin Glennon, Eoin Kiernan, Alan Kincaid, Adam Nolan, Stephen Clarke, James Murphy, Pauric Kane , Paul O'Sullivan,Graham Jessop (inj), Aonghus Clarke (inj), Shane Clavin (inj).



Intermediate Championship Quarter Final
(29th of August, 2020)

St. Malachy's 1 – 10      Ballynacargy 0-06


On Saturday evening last our Intermediate side played the quarter final of this year’s championship against a newly promoted Ballynacargy team in Milltown. With both sides looking for a semi-final spot the stakes were high. From the throw-in, Malachys were on top, leading by two points before Ballynacargy reacted, David Lynch adding to the scoreboard first. Just before the first water break Niall O’Brien punched the ball to find the back of the net leaving it Malachys 1-02, Ballynacargy 0-02. Conor Murphy then came on for Niall O’Brien and points from David Lynch and Neal Kirby left it 1-06 to 0-02 at half time in favour of the Saints.

The second half was much similar to the first, with Ballynacargy making great runs, with our full back line clearing up before any scoring opportunities arose. Great performances by Stephen Fagan, Liam Varley and Michael Grennan ensured we kept our lead going into the final quarter of the game. Ballynacargy won a penalty about 15 minutes into the second half which was saved brilliantly by Dave Sheehan in goals. Alan Mangan replaced Dean McDermott at the last water break allowing Alan to score a point and add to his tally for the year. Final score St. Malachys 1-10, Ballynacargy 0-06. We play in the Semi-Final of the IFC on the weekend of the 11th/12th September.

Team: D.Sheehan, S.Fagan, L.Varley, A.Glennon, C.Kane, D.Lynch (0-4, 0-2f), N. McKenna, S.Clavin, J.Bermingham (0-01), J.Gallagher, N.O’Brien (1-0), D.McDermott, N.Kirby (0-3, 0-1m), M.Gavigan, M.Grennan. Subs used: C.Murphy, J. Clarke(0-1),  A.Mangan, Eoin Quinn.  Rest of Panel; Conal Fagan,  Fergal O'Brien, Paddy Doran, Ciaran O'Brien, Pauric Kincaid, Eoin Glennon, Eoin Kiernan, Alan Kincaid, Adam Nolan, Stephen Clarke, James Murphy, Pauric Kane , Conor Keegan (inj),Graham Jessop (inj), Aonghus Clarke (inj), Kieran Glennon (inj)., Adam gavigan (inj).

Intermediate Championship Round 2
(22nd of August, 2020)

St. Malachy's 0 – 13      Multyfarnham 1-09

We qualified for the quarter finals of this years championship as a result of this hard earned one point victory in a game played in The Downs on Saturday last. Coming into the game we knew that our opponents needed to beat us by a four point margin to pip us on score difference and it  took them only 15 minutes to go in front by that margin as they attacked us from the back in waves. Our lads appeared very flat footed and off the pace but when we pushed up on  the Multy kickouts we got back in the game and scored five unanswered points to go in at half time with a one point lead. The teams were on level terms with five minutes left when Multy were awarded a penalty which would have put them in the driving seat if converted but thankfully for us the ball went wide. In added time David Lynch put over his sixth free of the game to give us victory and some compensation for the disallowed point that cost us a draw with the same opponents in Ballynacargy last year. Well done to the team and management on topping what appeared to many as being the toughest group especially with the long injury list we had going into this vital game.

Panel; Dave Sheehan, Stephen Fagan, Liam Varley, Aaron Glennon, Conor Kane, Aonghus Clarke, Mick Grennan, Shane Clavin (0-1), Johnny Bermingham, Naoise McKenna (0-1), David Lynch (Cpt) (0-6,f), Morgan Gavigan (0-1),  Jack Gallagher , Neal Kirby (0-3),  Niall O'Brien (0-1), , Subs Used;  Alan Mangan , Joe Clarke, ConorMurphy. Rest of Panel; Conal Fagan,  Fergal O'Brien, Paddy Doran, Ciaran O'Brien, Pauric Kincaid, Eoin Glennon, Eoin Kiernan, Alan Kincaid, Adam Gavigan, Adam Nolan, Stephen Clarke, James Murphy, Dean McDermott (inj), Conor Keegan (inj),Graham Jessop (inj), Eoin Quinn (inj), Kieran Glennon (inj).
 
Intermediate Championship Round 1
(9th of August, 2020)

St. Malachy's 1 – 12      Milltownpass 2-08


On Sunday evening last, we played Milltownpass in the IFC in Ballynacargy. After a long- hard fought battle we came out on top of a game played at real championship pace and intensity. With excellent performances and scores from Conor Keegan (1-04) and Jack Gallagher (0-02) to name but a few, we gained our first championship win of the year. We play Multyfarnham on the weekend commencing August 21st in what will be an even tougher encounter with the winners advancing to the quarter finals. Well done to the team and management on a great start to this year’s championship campaign.
Panel; Dave Sheehan, Stephen Fagan, Liam Varley, Aaron Glennon, Conor Kane, Aonghus Clarke, Naoise McKenna, Shane Clavin (0-1), David Lynch (Cpt) (0-1), Michael Grennan, Morgan Gavigan (0-1), Dean McDermott, Jack Gallagher (0-2), Niall O'Brien (0-1), Conor Keegan (1-4, 0-2f, 0-1M), Subs Used; Neal Kirby (0-1), Alan Mangan (0-1), Joe Clarke. Rest of Panel; Conal Fagan, Conor Murphy, Fergal O'Brien, Paddy Doran, Ciaran O'Brien, Pauric Kincaid, Eoin Glennon, Eoin Kiernan, Alan Kincaid, Adam Gavigan, Adam Nolan, Stephen Clarke, James Murphy, Paul O'Sullivan, Johnny Bermingham, Graham Jessop (inj), Eoin Quinn (inj), Kieran Glennon (inj).



Intermediate Championship Round 5
(17th of August, 2019)

St. Malachy's 1 – 12      Tubberclair 0-11

After a tense hour of football played before a large crowd in Moate it was Malachys who survived the dreaded drop to Junior status in this do or die encounter. We played against the strong wind in the opening half and started well as we held onto possession and after missing an early goal chance we pounced for a great goal from Morgan Gavigan. This score stirred Tubberclair to life and they reeled off seven unanswered points before an Alan Mangan free steadied the ship and we went in at half time behind on a scoreline of 0-8 to 1-1. Malachys needed a good start to the second half or the game would slip away from us and two excellent points from Neal Kirby and Aonghus Clarke brought the deficit back to two points after three minutes of the second half. Slowly but surely we gained parity with our opponents and with ten minutes left the sides were level and we were doing all the attacking. As in all our games it seemed that "lady luck" was again going to desert us as not only did we lose Johnny Bermingham (who was dominating the midfield area) to a red card but the strong breeze suddenly came to a standstill. The introduction of Jack Gallagher caused havoc in the Tubberclair defence and with Niall O'Brien proving a handful we flashed over three great points to put us in the driving seat but there was always the fear that we would experience a heart breaking defeat as happened in our three previous games. Two points, from a David Lynch free and one from Morgan Gavigan sealed the win and there was relief all round when the final whistle sounded.
Hopefully we will have learned from this year's brush with relegation that there are no easy games in championship football and it takes a fully committed panel to get anywhere near the knockout stages . Well done to Colm, Olly, Damien G., James, Sean, Ethel, Damien K.,Kenny and all involved for their committment all year and with any luck our season could so very easily have been extended to the quarter final.
Team; David Sheahan(0-1f), Stephen Fagan, Liam Varley, Kieran Glennon, Conor Kane, Aonghus Clarke(0-2), Eoin Quinn, Shane Clavin(0-1), Johnny Bermingham(0-1),David Lynch(0-2,0-1f), Alan Mangan(0-1f), Ciaran O' Brien, Morgan Gavigan(1-1), Niall O'Brien(0-2), Neal Kirby(0-1). Subs Used, Dean McDermott, Jack Gallagher. Rest of Panel, Pauric Kane, Conal Fagan (inj), Paddy Doran, Eamonn Og Clarke, Eoin Kiernan, Fergal O'Brien, Eoin Glennon, Eoghan Mullarkey, Paul O'Sullivan, Adam Gavigan(inj).

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Intermediate Championship Round 4
(10th of August, 2019)

St. Malachy's 1 – 09      Ballymore 2-07

We exited this years championship when we went down by a point to Ballymore in incessent rain in Athlone on Saturday last. The slippery conditions ruled out good football and it was Ballymore that adapted better to the conditions in the opening half and they should have led by more than four points at the break. A much improved Malachys outfit took the game to Ballymore in the first ten minutes of the second half and we overturned the half time deficit to take a four point lead with ten minutes left on the clock. With victory in sight we allowed the Ballymore centre back solo from midfield untouched to score a game changing goal  and as in our previous game we conceded the winning point with the last kick of the game. This defeat leaves us having to beat Tubberclair in our final game to remain in the Intermediate ranks. Well done to the lads who togged out for their club and gave their all in monsoon conditions, it was not for their want of effort that we came up short on the night.
  Team; Joe Clarke, Stephen Fagan, Kieran Glennon, Aaron Glennon(0-1), Conor Kane, Liam Varley, Michael Grennan(0-1), Eoin Quinn, Shane Clavin, David Lynch, Dean McDermott, Ciaran O' Brien, Morgan Gavigan(0-3), Niall O'Brien, Neal Kirby(1-4,0-2f). Subs Used, Alan Mangan, Paddy Doran. Rest of Panel, Pauric Kane, Conal Fagan, Eamonn Og Clarke, Eoin Kiernan, Fergal O'Brien, Aonghus Clarke(inj).

Intermediate Championship Round 3
(4th of August, 2019)

St. Malachy's 0 – 13      Bunbrosna 0-14


For the second game in a row we were beaten by a solitary point when Bunbrosna manufactured the winning score deep in injury time. We were very slow to get any sort of foothold in this game and were somewhat fortunate to go in at half time just a point in arrears on a scoreline of 0-8 to 0-7. With breeze advantage in the second half  we should have put more pressure on the Bunbrosna rearguard but with our forwards not making runs and  the supply of ball to them not quick enough we played staright into our opponents hands. Despite not playing anywhere like we did against Multy we were thrown a lifeline with a penalty award with just minutes left but unfortunately the effort grazed the post and went wide. Two late points drew us on level terms with time up but our lack of composure in injury time when we did'nt avail of a free and gave up the advantage and then turned over possession from a mark came back to haunt us when Bunbrosna kicked the winning point with the last play of the game.
Team; Joe Clarke, Stephen Fagan, Liam Varley, Aaron Glennon, Conor Kane, Aonghus Clarke, Eoin Quinn, Shane Clavin(0-2), David Lynch, Niall O'Brien, Neal Kirby(0-1f), Shane Carey(0-2), Kieran Glennon, Dean McDermott(0-4,0-2f), Alan Mangan(0-4f). Subs Used, Ciaran O'Brien, Morgan Gavigan, Jack Gallagher, Eoin Glennon. Rest of Panel, Paddy Doran, Pauric Kane, Adam Gavigan(inj), Eoghan Mullarkey, Conal Fagan, Eamonn Og Clarke, Eoin Kiernan,  Fergal O'Brien, Paul O'Sullivan, Naoise McKenna(inj).

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Intermediate Championship Round 2
(23rd of July, 2019)

St. Malachy's 1 – 14      Multyfarnham 2-12

After a fantastic game of football played at a relentless pace we lost out rather controversially to Multy in the splendidly prepared Ballnacargy grounds on Tuesday last. Multy took the game to us from the off and were putting together fine passages of play but by half time we were well in control when we held a 1-08 to 0-6 lead which could have been more had the Multy goalkeeper not pulled off a point blank save from David Lynch.
The first five minutes of the second half was where the game was lost as Multy scored 1-3 without any resistance from our lads. With fifteen minutes left we were behind by 2-12 to 1-9 and Multy looked home and hosed but then Malachys moved up a gear and scored five unanswered points to leave just a point between the sides with two minutes left. In injury time Alan Mangan, who could not start due to illness, swung over a beauty from the right wing to draw the sides level but to everyone's amazement the score was ruled wide. The umpires had waved it as a point and the referee had written it down before the linesman was pressurised into entering the field to change the mind's of the other three officials to the disbelief of all fairminded people present in the large crowd. We will never have "hawk eye" in Moynihan Park on a Tuesday evening but we should certainly expect fair play. Hopefully this injustice will spur our lads on and we will reproduce this fine performance in the remaining games of this very competitive championship.
Team; David Sheehan, Stephen Fagan, Liam Varley, Aaron Glennon(0-1), Conor Kane(0-1), Aonghus Clarke, Michael Grennan, Shane Clavin, Andrew Corbett, Niall O'Brien, David Lynch(0-5,0-4f), Kieran Glennon(1-2). Ciaran O'Brien,Neal Kirby(0-3,0-2f), Eoin Quinn(0-1). Subs Used, Jack Gallagher, Pauric Kane, Alan Mangan(0-1f). Rest of Panel, Paddy Doran, Adam Gavigan, Eoin Glennon, Joe Clarke, Eoghan Mullarkey, Conal Fagan, Eamonn Og Clarke, Conor Lynch, Eoin Kiernan, Dylan Clarke, Fergal O'Brien,Dean McDermott(inj)..



Intermediate Championship Round 1
(12th of July, 2019)

St. Malachy's 1 – 09      Kilbeggan Shamrocks 0-05

We took on near neighbours Kilbeggan in Cusack Park in the first round of the championship on Friday evening. Without a competitive game for almost two months, having a long injury list and just getting access to our county players for one training session this was always going to be a tricky assignment.
The game took a long time to get into any kind of  rhythm with both sides guilty of several  wides and at the end of a poor first half of football we had a 0-4 to 0-2 lead.
Our opponents had the help of  the breeze in the second half  but a scoring burst by Malachys of 1-03 midway through the half put the game beyond Kilbeggan's grasp.
This performance will hardly suffice against a very strong Multy side in the next round but a win is a win and with several of our side making their championship debuts and some having their first game of football this year then surely the confidence gained by this victory will stand us in good stead. Well done all and it was heartening to see the good support present which is much appreciated.
Team; David Sheehan, Stephen Fagan, Kieran Glennon, Aaron Glennon, Conor Kane, Liam Varley, Eoin Quinn(0-1), David Lynch(1-0), Andrew Corbett(0-1), Morgan Gavigan, Niall O'Brien, Neal Kirby(0-2), Jack Gallagher, Dean McDermott, Alan Mangan(0-5,0-3f). Subs Used; Ciaran O'Brien, Michael Grennan, Paddy Doran, Adam Gavigan, Eoin Glennon, Rest of Panel, Joe Clarke, Eoghan Mullarkey, Conal Fagan, Eamonn Og Clarke, Padraic Kane, Conor Lynch, Eoin Kiernan, Dylan Clarke, Fergal O'Brien, Sean McGuinness.


All County League Division 3
(19th of May, 2019)

St. Malachy's 2 – 12      Multyfarnham 3-16

We travelled to Multy on Sunday evening to take on the home side in our second last league game of the season.. With Multy pushing hard for promotion they were always going to be up for this game and they displayed this with the high intensity workrate they played with in the opening half. This was the first time our lads faced a side playing at near championship pace this year and it took us almost twenty mnutes to realise that we had to up our game several notches to compete at this level.
At the interval Multy lead 1-05 to 1-03 but would have the breeze behind them in the second half.
Multy looked to finish off the game in the first five minutes of the second half and enjoyed a healthy lead after an early goal but in fairness to Malachys they never gave up and started to take the game to Multy and a shock looked on the cards when we whittled their lead down to three points with just minutes remaining. An injury time goal against the run of play from  our opponents finished the scoring in what was a good game of football. This was exactly the sort of game our team needed with the championship not far away as our intensity, pace, ball retention and tackling skills will have to improve significantly in order to compete at Intermediate level where there is no such thing as an easy game.
Panel; Joe Clarke, Conal fagan, Liam Varley, Stephen Fagan, Conor Kane, Paddy Doran, Shane Carey, Johnny Bermingham(0-1), Adam Gavigan(0-4,0-2f), Kieran Glennon(0-1), Neal Kirby(1-4,0-4f), Morgan Gavigan, Jack Gallagher(1-1), Aaron Glennon, Eoin Glennon(0-1), Eoghan Mullarkey, Eamonn Og Clarke, Dylan Clarke, Alan Kincaid, Eoi Kiernan, Feragal O'Brien, Dean McDermott(inj).
 
All County League Division 3
(3rd of May, 2019)

St. Malachy's 0 – 06      Moate All Wites 2-19

We welcomed Moate to Castletown on Friday night last and they showed in no uncertain way why they are favourites for promotion from Division 3 when they had an emphatic 19 point win. Playing with the wind in the first half we held our own for the opening ten minutes but slack marking at the back and not following the runners out the field allowed Moate in for two easy goals midway through the half which ended the game as a contest. We gave away numerous easy frees by sloppy tackling throughout the game which were punished every time by the Moate freetakers. The majority of the lads on show are playing at senior level for the first time and they will learn from each outing and we look forward to our two remaining games against Multy and Kilbeggan in this very competitive league.
Panel; Alan Mangan, Conal Fagan, Stephen Fagan, Eoin Mullarkey, Paddy Doran, Aaron Glennon, Connor Lynch, Johnny Bermingham(0-1), Adam Gavigan, Jack Gallagher, Morgan Gavigan(0-1), Kieran Glennon, Neal Kirby (0-4,0-1f), Dean McDermott, Eoin Glennon, Michael Grennan, Alan Kincaid, Danny Kiernan, Fergal O'Brien , Jack Gallagher, Eoin Kiernan(inj), Dylan Clarke, Paul O'Sullivan, Eoin Quinn(inj).
 
All County League Division 3
(26th of April, 2019)

St. Malachy's 1 – 08      St. Lomans 1-10

We entertained St. Lomans on Friday evening in a game played during the most recent storm to hit the country. Having played against the strong wind in the first half we were in a good position at the break with the scoreline reading 1-06 to 1-03 to the visitors. St. Lomans retained possession well in the second half and despite mounting several attacks we never looked like scoring the goal we needed to put our opponents away. With five minutes left we reduced the lead to a point but a late free gave Lomans a well deserved win on the night. Thanks to all the lads who turned out for their club and made themselves available on such a bad night and well done to Paddy Doran and Michael Grennan who made their first starts for St. Malachys.
Panel; Dave Sheahan, Conal Fagan, Stephen Fagan, Eoin Quinn, Connor Kane (0-1), Paddy Doran, Shane Carey(1-0), David Lynch (0-1), Johnny Bermingham(0-1), Connor Lynch, Adam Gavigan, Morgan Gavigan , Neal Kirby (0-2,0-1f), Dean McDermott (0-3,0-1f), Michael Grennan, Eoin Glennon, Pauric Kincaid, Alan Kincaid, Eamon Og Clarke, Danny Kiernan (inj), Fergal O'Brien , Jack Gallagher, Eoin Kiernan(inj), Dylan Clarke.


All County League Division 3
(31st of March, 2019)

St. Malachy's 2 – 18      Killucan 0-04

We notched a valuable win in our quest for promotion from Division 3 with this win in bitterly cold conditions in Killucan's splendid grounds.Both teams were without several players but our managements policy of having all available minors on our panel is certainly paying dividends as these young lads have brought great skill and energy into the mix and the older lads are certainly thriving because of their presence.
We dominated proceedings from the throw in and went in at half time with a healthy 1-11 to 0-3 lead but Killucan were unlucky not to have bagged three goals in this half but dave Sheahan brought off three magnificent saves. The expected onslaught from our hosts never materialised mainly due to our disciplined defending and terrific support play throughout the team. As against Athlone our forwards put up a big total from play and wasted very few chances in what was a very impressive performance which we hopefully can maintain in a very competitive division.
Panel; Dave Sheahan, Conal Fagan, Eoin Quinn, Eoghan Mullarkey, Connor Kane (0-1), Kieran Glennon (0-1), Pauric Kane, David Lynch (0-2), Shane Carey, Ciaran O'Brien (0-1), Alan Mangan (0-6,0-1f), Morgan Gavigan (1-0), Neal Kirby (0-4,0-1f), Dean McDermott (1-1), Eoin Glennon, Pauric Kincaid, Alan Kincaid, Eamon Og Clarke, Danny Kiernan, Liam Varley, Fergal O'Brien (0-1), Jack Gallagher, Eoin Kiernan, Adam Gavigan (0-1), Dylan Clarke, Andrew Corbett .

                                           

All County League Division 3
(24th of March, 2019)

St. Malachy's 2 – 10      Mullingar Shamrocks 1-07

On Sunday morning we played Mullingar Shamrocks in Springfield. From the offset we proved dominant, using a strong wind to our advantage for the opening 30 minutes. Half time score line of 1-09 to 0-03 portrayed our match performance on the day. Second half scores against the strong wind ensured our lead especially with the goal from Neal Kirby, setup by Morgan Gavigan, sealing our 2 points for the league table. Final score 2-10 to 1-07.
Team: J.Clarke, C.Fagan, S.Fagan, E.Quinn, N.McKenna, L.Varly, C.Kane(0-01), J.Bermingham(0-02), A.Clarke, M.Gavigan(0-01), C.Glennon, D.Clarke, N.Kirby(1-04),D.McDermott (1-02) and E.Kiernan. Subs used: C.Lynch, F.O’Brien, J.Gallagher, and A.Corbett.


All County League Division 3
(9th of February, 2019)

St. Malachy's 1 – 16      Athlone 1-10

On Saturday last, we played Athlone in Castletown. From the throw-in we kept ourselves in front with Morgan Gavigan opening the scoring in the first minute of the game. Scores were slow coming from both sides for the majority of the first half, however, David Lynch managed to find the net 10 minutes in, leaving us comfortably in front going forward. At half time it was 1-7 to 4 points in favour of us and keeping this lead was crucial for 2 points on the league table. Jack Gallagher and Eamon Og Clarke took to the field for the second half replacing Stephen Clarke and Conor Lynch. We started the second half strong, however Athlone came back into the game until Dean McDermott put four over in a row, allowing us some breathing space on the score line. The game finished 1-16 for Malachys and 1-10 for Athlone giving us two points for the league table!

Team: J.Clarke, S.Fagan, C.Kane, E.Quinn, S.Clarke, L.Varley, C.Glennon(0-02), D.Lynch(1-02), S.Carey, M.Gavigan (0-03), A.Mangan (0-02,0-1f), C.Lynch, E.Kiernan, D.McDermott (0-04), N.Kirby (0-02). Subs, E.OgClarke, J.Gallagher, D.Clarke, A.Corbett (0-01), F.O’Brien, A. Kincaid, P. Newman, E. Glennon, J.Murphy(inj), C.O'Brien(inj), 

All County League Division 3
(2nd of February, 2019)

St. Malachy's 1 – 08      Bunbrosna 2-08

On Saturday we played Bunbrosna, in Bunbrosna in tough weather and underfoot conditions. The first half display by both sides was one that neither team was happy with by the half time whistle, when the score line was 4 points to St. Malachys and 2 points for Bunbrosna.

When the ball was thrown in for the second half, we had two new players on the field. Ciaran Glennon and Liam Varley came on in place of Andrew Corbett and Padraig Kane, and showed great team spirit through their addition. As the game progressed, there was little to no splitting the teams. Each score was met with one the other end right to the concluding moments of the game, where after Jack Gallagher found the back of the net on his first adult fixture, Bunbrosna followed suit and raised the green flag the other end. This leaving the final score 1-08 for St. Malachys, 2-08 for Bunbrosna.

Team: Dave Sheahan, Stephen Fagan, Conor Kane, Eoghan Mullarkey, Shane Carey, Joe Clarke, Eoin Quinn, Andrew Corbett(0-01), Aaron Glennon, Padraig Kane, Dean McDermott, Adam Gavigan, Morgan Gavigan, Alan Mangan, Neal Kirby(0-06.) Subs used: Liam Varley, Ciaran Glennon, Jack Gallagher (1-0), James Murphy (0-01) and Conor Lynch.
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Intermediate Championship
(15th of September, 2018)

St. Malachy's 3 – 14      Bunbrosna 1-14

On Saturday last we headed to Rochfortbridge to play Bunbrosna, for the final round of the IFC 2018. We were victorious on the day however it was too little too late for us to commence to the quarter final stages of this year’s championship. The game started off steady with goals from David Lynch and Liam Cassidy leaving us comfortable at the half time whistle on a score line of 2-06 to 0-08. Bunbrosna came back into the game reminding us that it wasn’t over, however another goal from Neal Kirby left us ahead just before the 45-minute mark. The addition of Padraig Kane, Mick Heeney and Adam Gavigan secured the lead leaving the full time score 3-14 to 1-14.
 Team: D.Sheahan, E.Quinn, L.Varley, J.Gallagher, J.Clarke, A.Clarke, D.McDermott, J.Bermingham(0-03), S.Clavin(0-02), D.Lynch(1-00), D.Ruane(0-03), N.Kirby(1-01), C.O’Brien, L.Cassidy(1-02), A.Mangan(0-03). Subs used: P.Kane, M.Heeney, A.Gavigan, Rest of Panel.
E.OgClarke, C.Lynch, R. Burge, A. Kincaid, D. Clarke, D. Kiernan, C. Kane, K. Glennon(inj), S. Whelan(inj).


Intermediate Championship
(7th of September, 2018)

St. Malachy's 2 – 11      Milltown 1-08

On Friday last we played the fourth round of the IFC in Ballynacargy against a strong Miltown side, where we rose to the challenge and came out on top collecting our first championship points. Impressive performances from Johnny Bermingham, Ciaran O Brien and super sub Liam Cassidy secured this win to leave us still within a chance of reaching a quarter final place.

At half time the lads were two points behind heading into a fresh 30 minutes, where they turned things around when Ciaran O Brien managed to get his fist to the oncoming play and find the back of the net in what was to be the first of many excellent scores. Neal Kirby, David Lynch and Liam Cassidy added to the scoreboard in the concluding minutes of the game.

Team: D.Sheehan, J.Gallagher, K.Glennon, E.Quinn, L.Varly, A.Clarke, J.Clarke, S.Clavin, J.Bermingham, D.Lynch(1-1), N.Kirby(0-6,0-4f), D.Ruane(0-1), C.O’Brien(1-0), A.Mangan(0-3,0-1f), D.McDermott. Subs used: L.Cassidy(0-1) and P.Kane.


Intermediate Championship
(18th of August, 2018)

St. Malachy's 2 – 11      Shandonagh 1-18

On Saturday last we played the third round of the Intermediate Football Championship against this year's favourites Shandonagh. We began well and had our opponents on the back foot for the first 25 minutes when we were unlucky not to finish off three open goal opportunities and also squandered several point chances. We were made pay for our squandermania when Shandonagh put away a penalty in the 25th minute to give them a 1-7 to 0-7 half time lead.
As in all our games we fell asleep for the first five minutes of the second half and suddenly Shandonagh tacked on three further points and looked to be coasting to an easy win but again as in all our championship outings our lads dug in and showed great heart and attitude to take the game to the opposition. After missing a goal chance Dean McDermott made ammends with an expert finish to a flowing move to register a three pointer and further excellent points from Eoin Quinn, who had his best game at senior level , Neal Kirby and Alan Mangan had us just two points behind with five minutes left.
Shandonagh then scored a few points against the run of play but a Liam Cassidy goal brought us back to within two points but Shandonagh finished the scoring with two breakaway points. We now have to  win our last two games to remain in the championship

 Panel; David Sheehan, C.Glennon, L.Varley, J.Gallagher, J.Clarke, A.Clarke, E.Quinn(0-01), J.Bermingham(0-01), S.Clavin(0-01), D.Lynch(0-01), D.McDermott(1-01), P.Kane, N.Kirby(0-02), A.Mangan (0-03), D.Ruane(0-01). Subs used: A.Gavigan, R.Whelan, L.Cassidy (1-00), E.OgClarke, C.Lynch, Rest of Panel, R. Burge, A. Kincaid, P. O'Sullivan, D. Clarke, D. Kiernan, C. O'Brien(inj), S. Whelan(inj).



Intermediate Championship
(5th of August, 2018)

St. Malachy's 2 – 06      Caulry 1-10

On Sunday last in Moate, we played our second round of the IFC against Caulry. Unfortunately, we didn't leave the pitch with the 2 points we wanted for the championship table. It was a draw game at 62 minutes on the board when Caulry found the blackspot and put the ball over the bar, leaving them a point ahead with seconds left to play. We fought hard to come back from being 7 points down at one stage, and the dedication of the players really showed in coming back into the game.
Panel, D.Sheehan, J.Gallagher, L.Varley, E.Quinn, D.McDermott, S.Clavin(0-01) , J.Clarke, A.Clarke(0-01), J.Bermingham, C.O'Brien, D.Ruane (0-02), N.O'Brien (1-0), N.Kirby, A.Mangan (1-02), R.Whelan. Sub used E.OgClarke.Rest of Panel, E.Mullarkey, S.Clarke, L.Cassidy, D.Clarke, C.Lynch, P.O'Suillivan, P.Kane, D.Kiernan, A. Kincaid, P. Kincaid, R.Burge, A.Gavigan, N.Mckenna (inj.)


Intermediate Championship
(22nd of July, 2018)

St. Malachy's 3 – 08      Tang 1-16

Tang provided the opposition in our first round game played in Rosemount on Sunday last and showed why they are one of the strong fancies for Intermediate honours this year. With breeze and hill advantage in the first half it was important that we piled on the pressure from the first whistle but it was the slick moving Tang outfit that made the early running. A well worked Dean McDermott goal against the run of play after ten minutes settled us but Tang were still attacking from their defence at will and scored the next four points. We then pushed up on the Tang kickout and suddenly started winning posession all over the field as we put pressure on their rearguard,  this resulted in our best spell and we scored 1-3 without reply to take a 2-7 to 0-9 half time lead. For the first 15 minutes of the second half we had Tang rattled as although they had the breeze behind them they were not making much inroads into our lead and we also spurned some great scoring chances which were to later prove very costly. We then started to tire with ten minutes left and this tiredness led to conceding needless frees which were punished every time and then a bad defensive mixup resulted in a soft goal to put Tang 4 points up with five minutes left. A great solo run from Aonghus Clarke followed by a pass to the inrushing Darren Ruane, who had a great game, resulted in a goal to leave just a point in it but try as we might we could not get the equalizing point and a soft free for Tang was the final score of  a fine game of football. Next up are Caulry but if we press their kickout thus not allowing them easy posession and tighten up considerably in our backline we will put it up to them. Well done to the lads that togged out for their club on Sunday as we were missing several players for numerous reasons.
Panel. David Sheahen, John Gallagher, Liam Varley, Naoise McKenna, Eoin Quinn, Aonghus Clarke, Kieran Glennon, Shane Clavin, Johnny Bermingham, Eamonn Og Clarke, Darren Ruane(2-2), Dean McDermott, Neal Kirby(0-1f), Alan Mangan(0-4,0-2f), Niall O'Brien. Subs used, Ronan Whelan, Joe Clarke, Dylan Clarke, rest of panel, Stephen Clarke, Alan Kincaid, Robert Burge, Eoin Mullarkey, Danny Kiernan(inj), Liam Cassidy(inj), Sean Whelan(inj).

All County League Division 3
(25th of June, 2018)

St. Malachy's 1 – 18      St.Lomans 0-14

We concluded our league games with an impressive win against St. Lomans in Lakepoint Park on Monday last. Played in very warm conditions our lads played with great pace and with Darren Ruane and Alan Mangan in devastating form up front we put together some fine moves which resulted in scores of the highest order. Hopefully with a full panel available added to the lads on show in this game we will have a say in the destination of the Intermediate Championship which is fixed to start the third week of July.
Panel; David Sheehan, John Gallagher, Dean McDermott, Eamonn Og Clarke, Adam Gavigan, Kieran Glennon(0-1), Eoin Quinn(0-2), Conor Lynch, Johnny Bermingham(0-1), Paul O'Sullivan, Darren Ruane(1-07), Stephen Clarke, Ciaran O'Brien(0-1), Alan Mangan(0-5), Alan Kincaid(0-1), Danny Kiernan, Mark Lynch, Pauric Kincaid, Joe Clarke(inj).

All County League Division 3
(12th of June, 2018)

St. Malachy's 0 – 14      Killucan 2-10

Killucan came away with the points in this game played in Castletown on Tuesday last thus ensuring their safety in Division 2 of the league. It looked doubtful that the game would take place at all when both sides found it hard to field 15 players due to the unavailability of players on county panels but eventually enough players were rounded up to have a game. After a close first half we led by 0-8 to 1-4 but when Killucan scored their second goal five minutes from the end  we could not claw back the deficit and Killucan ran out deserving winners. A huge thanks to the lads that togged out for their club on the night but apart from a few genuine excuses the club were let down by several players not making themselves available.
Panel; Robert Burge, John Gallagher, Dean McDermott, Paul O'Sullivan, Pauric Kincaid, Kieran Glennon, Conor Lynch, Eoin Quinn, Johnny Bermingham(0-1), Darren Ruane(0-4), Neal Kirby(0-5,0-3f), Dylan Clarke, Alan Kincaid(0-2), Ronan Whelan(0-2), Joe Clarke, Ciaran Favier, Andrew Corbett, Sean Whelan(inj).

All County League Division 3
(3rd of June, 2018)

St. Malachy's 1 – 13      The Downs 3-13

The Downs were the visitors to Castletown on Sunday evening and left with both points after a good game played in warm conditions.The game was played before a large crowd who turned up for the official opening of the new walking track which took place at half time. The opening minutes were dominated by The Downs and they were rewarded with two goals which were caused by very poor defending, the concession of these goals left us chasing the game and we never really recovered. We did stage a mini revival coming up to half time but we went in behind on a score of  1-08 to 2-07. The Downs increased the tempo in the second half and several of our players found it tough going in the heat to keep pace with them and our tendency to cough up posession cheaply added to our inability to find each other with even five yard passes will have to be ironed out before our champioship opener in a few weeks time.
Panel; David Sheehan, John Gallagher, Kieran Glennon, Eoin Quinn, Stephen Clarke, Shane Clavin, Conor Kane, Johnny Bermingham(0-1), David Lynch, James Murphy, Darren Ruane(0-6,0-1f), Dean McDermott(0-1), Alan Kincaid, Conor Lynch, Neal Kirby(1-3, 1-0pen, 0-2f), Eoin Mullarkey, Dylan Clarke, Ronan Whelan(0-1), Robert Burge, Andrew Corbett, Adam Gavigan(inj), Liam Cassidy(inj), Eamonn Og Clarke(inj), Ciaran O'Brien(inj), Naoise McKenna(inj), Sean Whelan(inj).

All County League Division 3
(20th of May, 2018)

St. Malachy's 1 – 09      Ballinagore 2-05

On Sunday morning our seniors made the short journey to Ballinagore to take on our neighbours in Division 3 of the ACL. In damp conditions it was the home side who held sway in the first half and were well worth their eight point advantage at half time. It was only in the final quarter that our lads upped their game and matched our opponents intensity and we gradually chipped away at their big lead. The introduction of Ronan Whelan proved decisive as he caused havoc in the Ballinagore rearguard and notched a goal and two points in the process which drew us level going into injury time before the impressive Ciaran O'Brien fired over the winning point. Well done to all the lads who made themselves available as we were struggling to get a side together due to lads on county panels and a long injury list. A special mention to two of the elder players, Joe Clarke (who had an outstanding game) and Ronan Whelan who turned the game when introduced, club spirit at its best.

Panel, Robert Burge, John Gallagher, Kieran Glennon, Eamonn Og Clarke, Stephen Clarke, Dean McDermott(0-1,f), Eoin Quinn, David Lynch(0-1), Johnny Bermingham, Connor Lynch, Joe Clarke, Ciaran O'Brien(0-2), Alan Kincaid(0-1), James Murphy(0-1), Neal Kirby(0-1,f), Dylan Clarke, Paul Newman, Ronan Whelan(1-02), Paul O'Sullivan, Danny Kiernan, Liam Cassidy(inj), Sean Whelan(inj), Adam Gavigan(inj).



All County League Division 3
(6th of May, 2018)

St. Malachy's 0 – 15      Multyfarnham 1-13

Multy came away with the points in a fantastic game of football played in glorious conditions in Castletown on Sunday last. The visitors were quick out of the blocks and raced into a three point lead after five minutes but our lads slowly warmed to the task and at half time Multy were in front on a score of 1-08 to 0-9. In a rip roaring second half we just couldn't get our noses in front and Multy, who will be one of the fancied teams for Intermediate honours, hung on for a deserved win. 

We wish to thank the large number of club members for stewarding on the day and also the Multy club for deferring the game due to a club bereavement.

Panel; Dave Sheahan, Stephen Fagan, Kieran Glennon(0-1), Eoghan Mullarkey, Stephen Clarke(0-1), Conor Kane, Eoin Quinn, Shane Clavin(0-2), Johnny Bermingham(0-1), Darren Ruane(0-1), Dean McDermott(0-1), Ciaran O'Brien, Sean Whelan, Alan Mangan(0-7, 0-4f), Neal Kirby(0-1), Robert Burge, Paul O'Sullivan, Sean McGuinness, Alan Kincaid, Danny Kiernan, James Murphy, Conor Lynch, Dylan Clarke, Liam Cassidy(inj).



 All County League Division 3
(26th of April, 2018)

St. Malachy's 2 – 11      Tyrellspass 0-07

On Thursday night last, our seniors took on Tyrellspass in Tyrellspass, where we came out with our third victory in a row. After a couple of settling minutes, we weren't long about finding the goal posts, where Darren Ruane and Alan Mangan added multiple scores to the scoreboard, leaving us comfortably ahead entering the second half. The second half scores were second to none, as full back Ciaran Glennon found the posts along-side Alan Mangan and David Lynch.  Well done to all players and a massive thank you to them for making an effort to travel home in time for the game. Their commitment and effort proved to be rewarding. 

Team: D.Sheehan, S.Fagan, C.Glennon (1-01), J.Gallagher, L.Varley, A.Clarke, E.Og.Clarke, S.Clavin, J.Bermingham, C.Lynch, D.McDermott (0-01), S.Clarke, D.Lynch(0-01), A.Mangan (1-04) and D.Ruane (0-04). Subs: E.Mullarkey, D.Clarke, J.Clarke, S.Whelan, D.Kiernan, A.Kincaid, A. Gavigan(inj), N. Kirby(inj)..



All County League Division 3
(21st of April, 2018)

St. Malachy's 1 – 22      Garrycastle 3-04

For the second game in a row we had access to our county players and the improvement on their first outing this year against Kilbeggan was immense as they easily disposed of a well prepared Garrycastle outfit. The large crowd present were treated to some great fast flowing football by St. Malachys especially in the first half when we made great use of the wind to go in with a 1-15 to 3-01 lead with some of our points the result of excellent passing movements. Scores were harder to come by in the second half playing into the breeze but with our defence, who were very porous in the first half, tightening up considerably we held the visitors to just three points and ran out easy winners. Well done to Connor Lynch on making his senior debut and he capped it off by scoring the point of the game. The potential in this panel is massive if they were available to play club football on a more frequent basis but at least our management have our next game against Tyrellspass to work with a full squad.
Panel; Joe Clarke, Stephen Fagan(0-1), Kieran Glennon, John Gallagher, Eoghan Mullarkey, Aonghus Clarke, Eoin Quinn, Shane Clavin(0-3), Johnny Bermingham(0-1), Darren Ruane(0-5), Dean McDermott, David Lynch(0-2), Niall O'Brien(1-3), Alan Mangan(0-5,0-3f), James Murphy, Connor Lynch(0-1), Paul Newman, Danny Kiernan, Sean Whelan(0-1), Alan Kincaid, Dylan Clarke, Eamonn Og Clarke, Liam Cassidy(inj)

All County League Division 3
(31st of March, 2018)

St. Malachy's 1 – 12      Kilbeggan Shamrocks 0-06

What's seldom is wonderful and that was certainly the case in Kilbeggan on Saturday last when our management had the rare occurance of having a full panel (minus our long list of injured players) to pick from for a league fixture. As expected, with the majority of our players touching a football for the first time this year, it took us until late in the first half to get into our stride against a very determined Kilbeggan outfit. A well worked Kieran Glennon goal sealed the points mid way through the second half in what was a very spirited display from our lads. Dave Sheahan was very composed in goals throughout with Aonghus Clarke his usual imposing presence at centre back with the highlight of the game being the combination play of the O'Brien brothers in the forward line.

Panel; Dave Sheahan, John Gallagher, Kieran Glennon(1-0), Stephen Fagan, Eoin Quinn, Aonghus Clarke, Connor Kane, Johnny Bermingham, Liam Varley, David Lynch(0-3), Niall O'Brien(0-1), Stephen Clarke, Ciaran O'Brien(0-2), Shane Clavin(0-2,0-1f), Darren Ruane(0-3f), Paul O'Sullivan, Andrew Corbett, Alan Mangan(0-1), James Murphy, Dylan Clarke, Alan Kincaid, Robert Burge, Connor Lynch, Neal Kirby(inj), Eoin Mullarkey(inj), Adam Gavigan(inj), Joe Clarke(inj), Danny Kiernan(inj), Mark McDermott(inj).



All County League Division 3
(11th of March, 2018)

St. Malachy's 0 – 02      Milltown 3-18

We travelled to Milltown for our opening league game of 2018 and found ourselves on the recieving end of a bad beating from our hosts. Missing several regulars for a variety of reasons the lads that turned out deserve great credit for not letting their club down. Congratulations to Pauric Kane, Aaron Glennon, Stephen Clarke, Dylan Clarke, Ciaran O'Brien and Eoin Kiernan on making their senior debuts on Sunday.
Panel; Mark McDermott, John Gallagher, Eoin Quinn, Pauric Kane, Paul O'Sullivan, Conor Kane, Aaron Glennon, Adam Gavigan, James Murphy, Stephen Clarke, Darren Ruane(0-1), Ciaran O'Brien, Dylan Clarke, Liam Cassidy, Sean McGuinness, Danny Kiernan(0-1), Robert Burge, Eoin Kiernan, Johnny Bermingham(inj), Dean McDermott(inj), Neal Kirby(inj), Eoin Mullarkey(inj).



Intermediate Championship Quarter Final
(23rd of September, 2017)

St. Malachy's 1 – 07      Bunbrosna 1-11

We made a tame exit from the championship when we lost to Bunbrosna by four points in Cusack Park on Saturday evening. In our worst performance in this year's competition we could still have forged a victory even though most of our players never showed the hunger or intensity required to progress in this very competitive championship. A strong crossfield breeze ensured that scores would be at a premium with both sides having to work the ball near the goals to have a chance of scoring. We were well on top for the opening quarter and got through the Bunbrosna defence on three occasions but with only the keeper to beat we spurned the three chances and our opponents were more than happy to go in level at half time. Bunbrosna were quicker out of the blocks at the restart and had a point on the board after thirty seconds but gradually we got on top again and were two points up with fifteen minutes to play. Our opponents sensed we were there for the taking and began running at us at pace and they took over completely to outscore us by six points to one in the final quarter to run out deserving winners of a game that too many of our players never got out of first gear. It was a dissappointing end to our year but hopefully the intercounty season  next year will be streamlined to allow players back to their clubs in time for them to make a meaningful contribution as there is very little management can do when they haven't their players available to them for the majority of the year.
 Panel; David Sheahan, Stephen Fagan, Liam Varley, John Gallagher, Eoin Quinn, Shane Clavin(0-1), Kieran Glennon(0-1), David Lynam, Aonghus Clarke(0-2), Mick Heeney, David Lynch, Connor Keegan, Neal Kirby(1-0), Alan Mangan(0-2f), Dean McDermott. Subs used, Johnny Berminham, Sean Whelan, Joe Clarke, Niall O'Brien, James Murphy, rest of panel, Naoise McKenna, Eamonn Og Clarke, Alan Kincaid, Andrew Corbett, Eoghan Mullarkey, Paul O'Sullivan, Robert Burge, Liam Cassidy, Darren Ruane(inj), Danny Kiernan(inj), Conor Kane(inj).


Intermediate Championship
(27th of August, 2017)

St. Malachy's 0 – 15      Milltownpass 1-12

Rosemount was again the venue for this vital fifth round of the championship where a win or a draw would see us into the quarter finals. A cagey opening half saw us go in at half time two points down at 0-7 to 0-5 with all our scores coming from Alan Mangan. A last ditch foul by Dean McDermott earned him a black card but probably saved us from conceeding a certain goal but the easy manner in which our defenders were coughing up posession when recieving even the slightest tackle was a huge worry. Midway through the second half a Milltownpass goal rocked us back and we had a mountain to climb as our opponents held a five point lead. Led by the supberb, Alan Mangan, we posted some terrific points from all angles of the pitch and suddenly Milltownpass knew they were in a battle. With minutes left a Joe Clarke score got us within a point of  a share of the spoils but then in a breakaway attack Milltownpass got what everyone thought was the insurance point. As against Tang, our lads fought to the bitter end and an Alan Mangan free just on full time gave us a glimmer of hope to get the draw that would put us through to the quarter finals. In the second minute of injury time the hard working Joe Clarke, who put in a massive shift in the second half, won us a free almost forty meters out from goal near the sideline. Up stepped Conor Keegan and despite the huge pressure on his shoulders he split the posts with the last kick of the game to send the large Malachys following into raptures.Well done to Eamonn,Tommy, Damien, Ethel and all involved with this fine set of players for qualifying out of a very competitive group and with the talent and belief these players have who knows where this championship journey will end.
 Panel; David Sheahan, Stephen Fagan, Liam Varley, Eoin Quinn, Dean McDermott, Shane Clavin(0-1), Conor Kane, David Lynam, Aonghus Clarke, Mick Heeney(0-1), David Lynch, Kieran Glennon(0-1), Joe Clarke(0-1), Alan Mangan(0-10,0-6f), Niall O'Brien. Subs used, John Gallagher, Johnny Berminham, Conor Keegan(0-2,0-1f), Naoise McKenna, rest of panel, Eamonn Og Clarke,Sean Whelan, James Murphy, Adam Gavigan, Alan Kincaid, Andrew Corbett, Neal Kirby, Eoghan Mullarkey, Paul O'Sullivan, Pauric Kincaid, Naoise McKenna, Robert Burge, Darren Ruane(inj).

League Table Intermediate Football Championship GRP1

Shandonagh Gaa 5 4 1 0 92 65 27 9
St Mary's Rochfortbridge 5 3 1 1 68 56 12 7
Tang 5 2 1 2 69 74 -5 5
St Malachy's 5 1 2 2 66 71 -5 4
Milltownpass 5 0 3 2 65 75 -10 3
Tubberclair 5 0 2 3 58 77 -19 2


Intermediate Championship
(22nd of August, 2017)

St. Malachy's 1 – 08      Tang 0-11

We travelled to Rosemount to take on Tang in very wet conditions on Tuesday last and came away with a deserved draw. As in all our championship games to date we were behind at half time with Tang's five point lead  looking good enough to see them over the line. Our lads approached the second half in determined fashion and showing plenty of skill as well as sheer determination we put Tang on the backfoot and forced a draw which leaves us still in with a chance of the play offs.
Panel; David Sheahan, John Gallagher, Liam Varley, Conor Kane, Dean McDermott(1-0), Shane Clavin(0-1), Eoin Quinn, David Lynam, Aonghus Clarke, Mick Heeney, Connor Keegan(0-1), David Lynch, Neal Kirby(0-1), Alan Mangan(0-5,0-4f), Niall O'Brien. Subs used, Kieran Glennon, Sean Whelan, Joe Clarke, James Murphy, rest of panel, Eamonn Og Clarke, Alan Kincaid, Andrew Corbett, Eoghan Mullarkey, Paul O'Sullivan, Pauric Kincaid, Adam Gavigan, Naoise McKenna, Stephen Fagan, Robert Burge, Darren Ruane(inj).

Intermediate Championship
(11th of August, 2017)

St. Malachy's 1 – 04      St. Marys 0-14

Our Intermediates suffered a second defeat in the championship when we lost to St. Marys in Shandonagh on Friday night. We knew that our opponents would be suited by the big pitch as they are a very pacy outfit and we done well to limit them to eight points in the first half but we lived to regret the four goal chances we spurned  to leave us trailing by six points at the interval. A good start was what we required on the restart but we allowed St. Marys in for two easy points which left us chasing the game for the entire second half. A great goal from Dean McDermott gave us a lifeline with ten minutes left but several missed chances were to be our undoing as St. Marys ran out deserving winners on the night. With Tang and Milltownpass to come we are still in line for the play off stages in a competition that is wide open but hugely competitive.
Panel; David Sheahan, John Gallagher, Liam Varley, Conor Kane, Dean McDermott(1-0), Aonghus Clarke, Eoin Quinn, Shane Clavin, David Lynch(0-1),Connor Keegan(0-2,f), Niall O'Brien, Sean Whelan, Neal Kirby, Alan Mangan(0-1,f), Joe Clarke. Subs used,Mick Heeney, Johnny Bermingham, James Murphy, rest of panel, Alan Kincaid, Andrew Corbett, Eoghan Mullarkey, Paul O'Sullivan, Pauric Kincaid, Naoise McKenna, Sean McGuinness, Paul Newman, Kieran Glennon(inj), Darren Ruane(inj)



Intermediate Championship
(29th of July, 2017)

St. Malachy's 2 – 14      Shandonagh 2-19

We travelled to The Downs to take on Shandonagh on Saturday last and can be pleased with our performance against the hot favourites for this year's Intermediate Championship. Having just four training sessions with our full panel this year our management team are only getting to see our players in action in the white heat of championship football and they will have learned a lot from this outing. As expected our opponents were firing on all cyclinders and were attacking at pace from their backline and as we found out to our cost when these defenders are not tracked back this leaves our defence under huge pressure. After a first half of high intensity and some excellent passages of football we went in behind on a scoreline of 1-12 to 0-8. It would have been easy for our lads to throw in the towell at this stage as our two most impressive players in the first half were not available for the second half with Alan Mangan having to leave early and Darren Ruane forced off with an injury.
The second half resumed at the same breakneck pace of the opening one and at one stage we went eleven points down but two well worked goals brought us back into contention with ten minutes left. We reduced Shandonagh's lead to four points and two missed frees would have really put the result in the balance but two breakaway points from our opponents, who were pinned in their own half for the final five minutes, were the last scores of a tremendous game of football.
Panel; David Sheahan, Naoise McKenna, Liam Varley, Stephen Fagan, Eoghan Mullarkey, Aonghus Clarke, Eoin Quinn, David Lynam(0-1), David Lynch,Connor Keegan(1-1), Alan Mangan(0-4,0-2f), James Murphy, Niall O'Brien(0-4,0-2f), Darren Ruane(0-4), Dean McDermott, Subs used,Sean Whelan, Joe Clarke, Neal Kirby(1-0), John Gallagher,Eamonn Og Clarke, rest of panel, Robert Burge, Alan Kincaid, Andrew Corbett, Paul O'Sullivan, Pauric Kincaid, Sean McGuinness, Mick Heeney, Paul Newman (inj), Kieran Glennon(inj), Shane Clavin(inj).


Intermediate Championship
(22nd of July, 2017)

St. Malachy's 2 – 07      Tubberclair 0-06

Our quest for championship honours got off to a good start when we overcame Tubberclair in Tang in perfect weather conditions on Saturday evening. After a very sluggish first half, where we enjoyed most of the possession, we went in two points behind with our opponents making the most of some easy frees we gave away. With ten minutes remaining we were three points behind and in need of a goal when we were awarded a penalty after a foul on Conor Keegan. Up stepped Alan Mangan to give former All Star, Gary Connaughton, no chance when he rifled the ball to the net. This goal seemed to ignite our team and at last we began to find each other with our passes and points from Darren Ruane and Joe Clarke gave us some breathing room before Neal Kirby broke through to seal the game with a second goal.
This was always going to be a tricky championship opener as we only got our county players back training with us on the Monday and Wednesday before the game and the loss of Kieran Glennon and Niall O'Brien to injury before the game was also unsettling. Our defence played well but can't afford to give away easy frees which are always punished, but any day we only conceed 6 points in a game has to be applauded. Aonghus Clarke had a huge hour and even though he was carrying a foot injury he slotted over the final point to cap a fine performance but the hardworking James Murphy just shaded him for man of the match. Darren Ruane's comeback after a long injury absence is a massive plus as is the return of Stephen Fagan, Dean McDermott and Neal Kirby from injury setbacks.
Panel; David Sheahan, Conor Kane, Liam Varley, Stephen Fagan, Naoise McKenna, Aonghus Clarke(0-1), Eoin Quinn, David Lynam, David Lynch, Darren Ruane(0-2), Shane Clavin, Dean McDermott, Sean Whelan, Alan Mangan(1-3, 1-0pen,0-1f), James Murphy. Subs used, Conor Keegan, Adam Gavigan, Joe Clarke(0-1), Neal Kirby(1-0), John Gallagher, rest of panel, Robert Burge, Alan Kincaid, Andrew Corbett, Paul O'Sullivan, Eamonn Og Clarke, Sean McGuinness, Mick Heeney, Paul Newman, Keenan Carroll, Kieran Glennon(inj), Niall O'Brien(inj).


Intermediate Cup
(24th of June, 2017)

St. Malachy's 1 – 09      Tang 5-13

We bowed out of this cup competition when we suffered a heavy defeat to a spirited Tang outfit in their home pitch on Saturday last. The concession of several soft scores in the opening quarter left us chasing the game and we went in at half time behind by seven points. We never raised our game in the second half and Tang ran out easy winners.
Panel; Sean Maher, Eamonn Og Clarke, Kieran Glennon, John Gallagher, Johnny Bermingham, Naoise McKenna, Eoghan Mullarkey, David Lynam(0-2), Shane Clavin(0-1), Paul O'Sullivan, Joe Clarke, James Murphy, Sean Whelan(1-0), Alan Mangan(0-3,0-2f), Neal Kirby(0-2,0-1f), Robert Burge, Alan Kincaid, Dave Sheahan, Adam Gavigan.


All County League Division 4
(16th of June, 2017)

St. Malachy's 0 – 10      Milltownpass 2-15

This game played on Friday last in Milltownpass was to determine which team would be relegated to Division 5 for next season and at the end of a good competitive game it was the home side who secured their league status. As has been the norm throughout  the league we were without several players on county hurling panels and the added unavailability of our leaving cert students left us struggling to field a team. We gave away two soft goals in the first half and were unlucky not to convert several goal chances we created ourselves which left the half time score 2-07 to 0-4. In an evenly contested second half we put together some fine passages of play but  Milltownpass ran out worthy winners. It was great to see Jordy Cassidy back in the Malachys colours during his visit home and hopefully he will be back to play with us in the near future.
Panel; Robert Burge, Eamonn Og Clarke, Eoin Quinn, John Gallagher, Adam Gavigan, James Murphy(0-1), Ciaran Favier, Paul O'Sullivan, David Lynam(0-1), Paul Newman, Alan Mangan(0-6,0-3f), Eoghan Mullarkey(0-1), Danny Kiernan, Sean Whelan(0-1), Alan Kincaid, Jordy Cassidy.


All County League Division 2
(6th of June, 2017)

St. Malachy's 1 – 07      Caulry 1-07

For the first time this year our management team had more than eighteen players to pick from in this final game of  the ACL Division 2 against Caulry in Mount Temple.The home side were on top in the first half and held a 1-06 to 0-3 lead at half time and looked to be coasting to an easy victory. With some of our lads playing their first game of football this year it was understandable that they would take a while to adjust to competitive football but they certainly wiped away the cobwebs with a stunning second half display. We held our opponents to just one point in the second half and when we drew level with five minutes left we looked the likely victors. Three great goal chances just went the wrong side of the posts as we pinned Caulry back in their own half but the win we needed to force a playoff was not to be and we now find ourselves relegated to Division 3 for 2018. Being a small club and having to field all year with up to 12 of our players tied up with county panels was always going to be a struggle and we salute the lads who contiuously turned out for their club, usually having two league games the one weekend.
Panel; Robert Burge, John Gallagher, Conor Kane, Naoise McKenna, Liam Varley, Aonghus Clarke, Eoin Quinn, David Lynam, Conor Keegan (0-1f), Eamon Og Clarke(1-0), James Murphy(0-1), Neal Kirby, Sean Whelan(0-4, 0-1f), Joe Clarke, Niall O'Brien(0-1), Alan Kincaid, Ciaran Favier, Danny Kiernan, Adam Gavigan, Paul O'Sullivan, Andrew Corbett, Shane Clavin(inj), Darren Ruane(inj).


All County League Division 2
(26th of May, 2017)

St. Malachy's 0 – 12      Shandonagh 5-18

Our management, who still cannot avail of all our players, somehow got out a side to take on Shandonagh in this game played in Castletown in very warm conditions. With lads having picked up injuries three days earlier against The Downs this was always going to be a game of damage limitations but yet again these loyal clubmen gave of their all and can take many positives from this encounter. Our backs played very well despite being under a lot of pressure with Eoin Quinn and John Gallagher to the fore, Conor Keegan covered a lot of ground in the middle of the park and Dean McDermott had a stormer in the forward line. Alan Mangan rolled back the years with his accuracy and movement up front and is a great example to our younger players, the ankle injury to our excellent full back, Stephen Fagan, was a worry but hopefully he will be fully fit by champioship time.
Panel; Robert Burge, Ciaran Favier,Stephen Fagan, John Gallagher, Eamonn Og Clarke, Liam Varley, Eoin Quinn, David Lynam, Conor Keegan(0-1), Paul O'Sullivan, Dean McDermott(0-4), Alan Kincaid, Danny Kiernan, Mark McDermott, Andrew Corbett, Alan Mangan(0-7,0-3f), Conor Daly, Kieran Glennon(inj).


All County League Division 2
(23rd of May, 2017)

St. Malachy's 1 – 10      The Downs 3-10

Missing several players we mustered up sixteen fit available lads to take on a full strength Downs side in The Downs on Tuesday last. It took us a while to settle into this encounter and in that time The Downs raced into a six point lead but by half time we had reduced it to three points with Dean McDermott and Conor Keegan notching some fine scores. With Liam Varley, who was outstanding on the night, and David Lynch constantly carrying the ball into our opponents half we created numerous chances and when Andrew Corbett goaled with five minutes left a shock looked on the cards. With only one sub to bring on the lack of fresh legs told on us in this game  but the lads on show can be proud of their performance, well done to all especially Adam Gavigan who made his senior debut.
Panel; Robert Burge, Ciaran Favier, John Gallagher, Adam Gavigan, Liam Varley, Eoin Quinn(0-1), David Lynam, Conor Keegan(0-3,0-1f), Paul O'Sullivan, James Murphy(0-1), David Lynch(0-2), Andrew Corbett(1-0), Dean McDermott(0-3,0-2f), Alan Kincaid, Danny Kiernan, Pauric Kincaid(inj), Joe Clarke(inj), Eoghan Mullarkey(inj).


All County League Division 4
(13th of May, 2017)

St. Malachy's 1 – 10      Tubberclair  4-07

Again, due to county players not being released, injuries and a local wedding we had trouble mustering a lineout for this game in Tubberclair. We started the game with 13 players and more than held our own to go in at half time just a point in arrears. Only for Alan Gallagher and Ciaran Kirby stepping into the breech at the start of the second half we would have had to conceed the game but when Eoin Quinn had to leave the field with 15 minutes left it proved the turning point of the game as we had just gone ahead at this stage. The numerical disadvantage proved too much and two late goals won the game for Tubberclair. This game will be long remembered for the heroics of the lads that togged out with Danny Kiernan's goal and Alan Kincaid's long range point also being highlights but the absence of several players who had promised management they would be there was a huge let down.
Panel; Robert Burge, Paul Newman, Stephen Fagan(0-1), Eamonn Og Clarke, Eoghan Mullarkey, Kieran Glennon(0-3), John Gallagher(0-1), David Lynam, Paul O'Sullivan, Alan Kincaid(0-1), Eoin Quinn(0-2,0-1,45), James Murphy(0-2,0-1f), Danny Kiernan(1-0). 

All County League Division 2
(23rd of April, 2017)

St. Malachy's 0 – 08      Milltownpass  5-21

We travelled to Kinnegad to take on Milltownpass in the league on Sunday morning and yet again we had problems fielding a side due to various reasons. With Joe Clarke carrying an injury into the game and losing David Lynch to injury after ten minutes the task of giving the league leaders and championship favourites a game of it was well beyond us. The game was over as a contest after fifteen minutes with Milltownpass on top in every sector of the field but we regrouped at halftime and led by the battling David Lynam and Liam Varley we held our own in the second half even though we were down to fourteen players for the majority of this encounter.
Panel; Robert Burge, Eamonn Og Clarke, Kieran Glennon, Paul O'Sullivan, Dean McDermott, Liam Varley, Eoghan Mullarkey, David Lynam, Conor Kane, Sean McGuinness, Conor Keegan(0-2), Alan Kincaid, Sean Whelan(0-4,0-2f), Joe Clarke(0-2), David Lynch, Shane Clavin(inj), Neal Kirby(inj), Sean Maher(inj), Darren Ruane(inj).

All County League Division 4
(21st of April, 2017)

St. Malachy's 0 – 10      Athlone  1-11

Athlone were the visitors to castletown on Friday evening for this fifth round league tie and went home with the points after an exciting hour's football. We were on the backfoot from the off in this match as Athlone scored 1-2 before we had our first point from Sean Whelan who went on to notch four points from play in the first half. Splendid goalkeeping from Robert Burge was all that kept Athlone at bay in the first half as our outfield players were not tracking back and we were lucky to be just five points down at half time. It was a different story in the second half as we dominated the game but we could not get the goal we needed when we got to within three points of our opponents with ten minutes left. Our finishing let us down in this game but the spirit and effort of the lads could not be faulted as they never gave up until the final whistle. Great credit to the twenty lads that togged out as we were denied our county hurlers for this fixture and it was great to see David Sheahan, Brian Garvin and Eddie Bouabbse back in the Malachy's colours.
Panel; Robert Burge, Alan Kincaid, Kieran Glennon(0-1), Stephen Fagan, Ciaran Favier, Eoin Quinn(0-1), Pauric Kincaid, David Lynam, Paul O'Sullivan, Andrew Corbett, Dean McDermott, Eoghan Mullarkey, Sean Whelan(0-4), Alan Mangan(0-3,0-1f), Sean McGuinness, Paul Newman, Eamonn Og Clarke, David Sheahan(0-1), Eddie Bouabbse, Brian Garvin, James Bermingham(inj), Conor Daly(inj).
 

All County League Division 2
(16th of April, 2017)

St. Malachy's 1 – 07      Tubberclair  0-12

We were at the pin of our collar to field a team for this game played in Castletown on Sunday morning. With several lads having played a hard game the previous evening, many players away for the weekend and the usual handicap of having to field without our county players it was a miracle we got fifteen on the pitch. The lads that did tog out put in a sterling display and at half time we were just a point down. Tubberclair scored the first two points of the second half and looked to be heading for their expected easy victory but a goal and a point from substitute Conor Daly brought the teams level with five minutes left. The lack of more fresh legs to bring on really told in the end and Tubberclair scored two late points to claim victory. A huge thank you to the lads that made themselves available, especially the lads that turned out two days in a row, the lads that played with injuries and the lads that answered the call to arms at the last minute and did'nt let their club down.

Panel; Neal Kirby, Stephen Fagan, Kieran Glennon, Eoghan Mullarkey, Pauric Kincaid, Connor Kane(0-1), Naoise McKenna, David Lynam, Johnny Bermingham, Dean McDermott(0-2), Shane Clavin(0-1f), Andrew Corbett, Sean Whelan(0-2), Alan Kincaid, Conor Daly(1-1), Sean McGuinness(inj), Eamonn Og Clarke(inj), Joe Clarke(inj).


All County League Division 4
(15th of April, 2017)

St. Malachy's 2 – 09      St. Pauls  1-12


Castletown was the venue when we took on league leaders St.Pauls on Saturday evening. The visitors were really up for this game and by half time were well worth their four point lead but with our backs, especially the impressive Conor Kane, attacking at every opportunity our forwards always had a good supply of ball. We needed a well finished Pauric Kincaid goal with ten minutes left to take the lead for the first time but a draw was probably the fairest result after a fine game of football.

 Panel; Sean Maher,John Gallagher, Kieran Glennon(0-1), Eoghan Mullarkey, Eamonn Og Clarke, Connor Kane, Stephen Fagan, David Lynam(0-1), Johnny Bermingham(0-1), Dean McDermott(1-0), Naoise McKenna(0-1), Pauric Kincaid(1-0), Andrew Corbett, Alan Mangan(0-5,0-3f), Paul O'Sullivan, Alan Kincaid, Sean Whelan, Sean McGuinness(inj).


All County League Division 4
(26th of March, 2017)

St. Malachy's 4 – 14      Caulry  5-09

We travelled to Mount Temple on Sunday morning for our third game in the league and with many of the lads having played a game less than 24 hours earlier a first win in this tough division looked unlikely. Moral was high in our camp with the large turnout we had, especially the younger players and not forgetting Robert Burge who celebrated his 30th birthday the night before and could have been excused. The game began in a very high tempo with both sides attacking at every opportunity and with backlines being quick to support their forwards this resulted in some great scores. Danny Kiernan's opening point was a beauty with Kieran Glennon's two well worked goals, Eamonn Og's point and Naoise McKenna's magnificent brace also adding to a memorable first half which saw us go in a point behind on a scoreline of 3-06 to 2-08. With John Gallagher and Conor Kane mopping up everything in the backline and Eoin Quinn dominating at midfield we went two points up midway into the second half but two goals from Caulry rocked us back and suddenly we were five points down with just five minutes remaining. The subs introduced then came up trumps with Sean Maher and David Lynam slotting over crucial scores and when Sean Whelan danced around several defenders to score soccer style we found ourselves a point up going into injury time. Alan Kincaid made two crucial interceptions to keep out Caulry attacks but when one of their forwards raced through with just the keeper to beat it looked to be game over but an unbelievably save from young Keenan Carroll who was making his senior debut was the match winner. This spurred on the lads and when James Bermingham was fouled after linking up with the hardworking Sean McGuinness it was left to the ever reliable Alan Mangan  to swing over a supberb free from 50 metres just prior to the full time whistle. Well done to all players who turned in one of the best performances by a Malachys side in many a day and for their dedication to their club by turning out and playing with such skill, pride and passion.
 Panel; Robert Burge,John Gallagher, James Bermingham, Eoghan Mullarkey, Eamonn Og Clarke(0-1), Connor Kane, Paul Newman, Kieran Glennon(2-1), Eoin Quinn(0-1), Sean McGuinness, Naoise McKenna(0-2), Pauric Kincaid, Sean Whelan(2-1), Alan Mangan(0-5,0-4f), Danny Kiernan(0-1), Alan Kincaid, David Lynam(0-1), Sean Maher(0-1), Keenan Carroll, James Murphy(inj).


All County League Division 2
(25th of March, 2017)

St. Malachy's 1 – 09      Milltown  2-13

Milltown were the visitors to a sunny Castletown on Saturday evening and went away with the points after an entertaining game in front of a large crowd. After an even opening half Milltown led by 0-6 to 0-4 and with Shane Clavin in fine freetaking form from we narrowed the gap to a point fifteen minutes into the second half. A brilliant move was finished to the net by Joe Clarke to give us a two point lead with ten minutes left but two goals within a minute for Milltown changed the complexion of the game and they finished strongly to run out seven point winners.
Panel; Sean Maher, John Gallagher, Kieran Glennon, Stephen Fagan, Eoghan Mullarkey, Liam Varley, Johnny Bermingham, David Lynam, Shane Clavin(0-7,0-6f), Naoise McKenna, Sean Whelan(0-2), Eamonn Og Clarke, Paul O'Sullivan, Joe Clarke(1-0), Alan Kincaid, Pauric Kincaid, Paul Newman, Danny Kiernan, Robert Burge, Sean Mullarkey, James Murphy(inj), Neal Kirby(inj), Darren Ruane(inj).


All County League Division 4
(12th of March, 2017)

St. Malachy's 1 – 04      Multy  2-08

We welcomed Multy to the Park on Sunday morning last but with many lads having had a hard game the previous day we came out second best to a useful Multy fifteen. After playing with the strong breeze our opponents led by six points at half time but even with the aid of the elements in the second half we could not get the goals we needed to get back into the game. Well done to the lads that turned out for the club and without doubt these players will be pushing hard for starting places when the Intermediate Championship kicks off in July if they keep up this effort.
Panel; Robert Burge,John Gallagher, James Bermingham, Eoghan Mullarkey, Eamonn Og Clarke, Paul O'Sullivan, Paul Newman, David Lynam(0-1), Eoin Quinn(0-2), Ciaran Favier(0-1,f) Sean Whelan(1-0), Pauric Kincaid, Mark McDermott, Danny Kiernan, Sean McGuinness, James Murphy, Alan Kincaid, Dean McDermott(inj).

All County League Division 2
(11th of March, 2017)

St. Malachy's 4 – 06      Bunbrosna  1-09


We faced Bunbrosna in an away fixture in beautiful weather conditions on Saturday last and picked up two valuable league points. After a bright start we were doing most of the attacking and a brilliant goal from David Lynam gave us a deserved lead after fifteen minutes. Bunbrosna clawed their way back into the game with a goal of their own but two sublime goals from Alan Mangan, the first a penalty, left us three points up at half time. On a heavy pitch with only one game under our belt it would have been expected that we would be under pressure to hold out for a win but playing excellent contolled football we won comfortably by six points.
Panel; Sean Maher, John Gallagher, David Langan,Eamonn Og Clarke, Stephen Fagan, Liam Varley, Johnny Bermingham, David Lynam(1-1), David Lynch(1-0), Shane Clavin, Sean Whelan, Joe Clarke(0-1), Eoghan Mullarkey, Alan Mangan(2-4,1pen,0-2f), James Murphy, Alan Kincaid, Paul O'Sullivan, Pauric Kincaid, Paul Newman, Eoin Quinn, Niall O'Brien, Neal Kirby(inj), Darren Ruane(inj).


All County League Division 4
(12th of February, 2017)

St. Malachy's 1 – 11      Tyrellspass  3-07

Eleven players faced their second match in less than 24 hours when we travelled to Tyrellspass on Sunday morning. The weather was even colder than the baltic conditions experienced in Ballymore the previous day but that did'nt prevent both sides from serving up a thrilling match. Our pyhsio, Ethel, worked overtime to provide us with a starting 15 as a lot of lads carried knocks from the day before but aided by a strong breeze we tore into the game from the first whistle and we worked some great scores. At half time we led by 1-10 to 2-01 with all our scores coming from play but a missed penalty with the last kick of the half was the only blotch on our copybook. Facing the wind and with tired legs the second half was always going to be a battle but it was not until the last five minutes that we lost our lead.
The club wish to thank the players who turned out over the weekend to fulfill these two fixtures as we had numerous players injured and county tied and having to turn out twice over the one weekend in February is crazy for a dual club with a small panel when these same players will probably spend many summer evenings longing for a competitive fixture.

Panel; Robert Burge,John Gallagher, Kieran Glennon, Alan Kincaid, Ciaran Favier, Naoise McKenna, Connor Kane, David Lynam(1-0), James Murphy(0-2), Eoin Quinn(0-2), Sean Whelan(0-6,0-1f), Pauric Kincaid,Danny Kiernan, Sean Maher(0-1), Sean Mullarkey, Andrew  Corbett, Sean McGuinness, Paul O'Sullivan(inj), Alan Mangan.



All County League Division 2
(11th of February, 2017)

St. Malachy's 0 – 05      Ballymore  1-09

Our Div 2 side kicked off their season with a defeat in a bitterly cold Ballymore on Saturday last. Despite missing a number of players and just having one training session under their belt the lads on show put up a brave display especially in the second half. A Ballymore goal late in the first half had us chasing the game and we never looked like getting a three pointer as our opponents defence were always on top in the second half.
Panel; Robert Burge,John Gallagher, Kieran Glennon, Stephen Fagan, Eoghan Mullarkey, Liam Varley, Connor Kane, David Lynam, Eoin Quinn, Eamonn Og Clarke, Shane Clavin(0-5f), Pauric Kincaid, Sean Whelan, Sean Maher, Sean Mullarkey, Alan Kincaid, Paul O'Sullivan(inj), Neal Kirby(inj), Paddy Maloney(inj), Darren Ruane(inj), David Lynch, Conor Keegan.




All County League Division 2
(11th of November, 2016)

St. Malachy's 1 – 05      Tubberclair  0-09

In terrible weather conditions we took on Tubberclair on their home ground on Friday night last. Playing against a gale force wind we were happy enough to go in at half time just three points down. A Seanie Whelan goal  midway through the second half put us in a great position to push on for the win but despite a spirited Malachys performance the hosts held out for a slender win.
Panel: Sean Maher, Stephen Fagan, Liam Varley, John Gallagher, Paul Newman, David Lynch(0-1,'45), Mick Heeney, David Lynam, Johnny Tuite, Aonghus Clarke, Shane Clavin, Joe Clarke, Sean Whelan(1-3), Liam Cassidy, Connor Keegan(0-1). Sub used, Connor Kane.



All County League Division 2
(6th of November, 2016)

St. Malachy's 0 – 08      Bunbrosna  1-14

We played Bunbrosna on Sunday morning in what was another relegation match but on this occasion it was survival in Division 2 that was at stake. We thank the players who turned up on the day and gave of  their best in this game which leaves us having to get something from our last two games to avoid relegation.
Panel: Sean Maher, Kieran Glennon, Liam Varley, Eoghan Mullarkey, Paul Newman, Aonghus Clarke, Shane Clavin, Joe Clarke, Sean Whelan, Alan Kincaid, Pauric Kincaid, Paul O'Sullivan, Johnny Tuite, Stephen Fagan, Liam Cassidy.


Senior Football Relegation Play Off
(23rd September, 2016)

St. Malachy's 0 – 11      Maryland  1-09

We lost our senior status as a result of this one point loss to Maryland after a pulsating game played in Tubberclair on Friday night. With both teams really up for a battle there was never going to be much between the sides and at half time we were happy enough to have a two point lead . We extended our lead to 0-8 to 0-4 by the forty minute mark and we looked to be well in control of  the game but two close in frees brought Maryland back to within striking distance of us. Alan Mangan then announced his introduction with a well taken point to put us two points up but then disaster struck as following a mix up at midfield where we lost posession and allowed our opponents in for a goal. Neal Kirby then pointed a pressure free from the sideline to level the game and a great forty five from David Lynch put us back in front with three minutes left. As in our games against Athlone and Coralstown/Kinnegad our composure on the ball let us down when we had games for the taking, we continued to try and force our way through a wall of Maryland defenders on their 45 metre line rather than play it in over them or retain posession and this resulted in two turnovers which yielded the match winning scores.
The lads cannot be faulted for their effort in this game as they certainly left everything on the pitch and they displayed that they have the ability to play at the top level but senior football requires this effort and intensity for every minute of every championship game which makes it the championship that every player wants to win. The loss of our captain, Darren Ruane, was sorely felt on Friday night as was the leg injury Neal Kirby carried into the game but the fighting spirit displayed was a credit to not only the players but also Tommy and his backroom team and hopefully this talented bunch will return to the senior ranks in the near future.


Panel: Sean Maher, Kieran Glennon, Liam Varley, Stephen Fagan, John Bermingham, Aonghus Clarke, David Lynch (0-3, 0-1'45), Liam Cassidy, David Lynam, Shane Clavin(0-2), Joe Clarke, Dean McDermott, Neal Kirby(0-4f), Niall O'Brien(0-1), Sean Whelan. Subs used, Connor Keegan, Alan Mangan(0-1), James Murphy. Rest of Panel, Robert Burge, John Gallagher, Alan Kincaid, Eoghan Mullarkey, Pauric Kincaid, Mick Heeney, Paul Newman, Eoin Quinn, Connor Kane, Ciaran Favier, Darren Ruane(inj).


Senior Football Championship
(10th September, 2016)

St. Malachy's 0 – 07      Tyrellspass  2-14

Our interest in this year's championship ended in Rochfortbridge on Saturday last when we were well beaten by Tyrellspass. We had the benefit of  a strong breeze in the opening half but after an encouraging start where we scored two points we allowed Tyrellspass in for the softest goal they will get in this years championship in their first foray inside our half . We stayed within three points of  our opponents up to the half hour mark but we never looked like scoring the goals we would need to win this game as our forwards were constantly turned over when in posession due to the lack of support play. With the aid of the wind in the second half Tyrellspass attacked at pace from their defence and always had a player on their shoulder to offload to whereas our players looked pedestrian and predictable in every facet of their play. Next up is a relegation battle with Maryland which is a game we are well capable of winning but only if we approach it in the right frame of mind and every player ups his game to the standard required to compete at senior level.
Panel: Sean Maher, Kieran Glennon, Liam Varley, Stephen Fagan, John Bermingham, Aonghus Clarke(0-1), Mick Heeney, Shane Clavin, David Lynam(0-1), Darren Ruane(0-1), David Lynch, Joe Clarke(0-1), Dean McDermott, Niall O'Brien, Sean Whelan(0-1f). Subs used, Connor Keegan(0-2f), Liam Cassidy, John Gallagher. Rest of Panel, Robert Burge, Alan Kincaid, Eoghan Mullarkey, Pauric Kincaid, Naoise McKenna, Paul Newman, Eoin Quinn, Connor Kane, Ciaran Favier.
 

League Table SFC Section B

St Loman's Mullingar 5 4 0 1 106 66 40 8
Tyrrellspass 5 4 0 1 89 58 31 8
Athlone 5 3 0 2 82 69 13 6
Caulry 5 2 0 3 55 75 -20 4
St Malachy's 5 1 0 4 61 82 -21 2
Coralstown-Kinnegad 5 1 0 4 54 97 -43 2



Senior Football Championship
(28th August, 2016)

St. Malachy's 2 – 10      St. Lomans  4-16

We took on current county champions and hot favourites for this years title in Cusack Park last Sunday evening in perfect weather conditions. Despite again being short many regulars our lads showed they were up for this game when we raced into an early four point lead with ten minutes gone. Lomans settled into the game and went two points up at the twenty minute mark but a second Dean McDermott goal put us back in front and we were well in this game at this stage. A series of bizaar decisions just before half time finished the game as a contest when firstly Lomans were awarded a penalty for a "foot block" when the defender was a good five yards away from the kicker when he put out his foot to prevent the ball going into the net. Sean Maher pulled off a fine save to put the ball out for a 45 but further drama was forthcoming when the 45 sailed wide but was palmed back into play and then fisted into the net and to everyones amazement the goal was allowed to stand. Understandably our lads were rattled by this series of events and it showed when our defence spilled a short kickout and an easy goal was conceeded to put the game out of our reach. Our team have to be admired for their second half performance when the easy thing would have been to drop their heads but against a full strength Lomans side firing on all cyclinders the lads on show fought to the end without fear of the opposition. We face Tyrellspass in our final game and if results go our way we could be in a playoff for a quarter final place.

Panel: Sean Maher, Kieran Glennon(0-1), Liam Varley, Stephen Fagan, John Gallagher(0-1), Aonghus Clarke, David Lynch, Shane Clavin(0-2), Johnny Bermingham, Mick Heeney, Darren Ruane(0-1), Dean McDermott(2-0), Sean Whelan(0-1f), Neal Kirby(0-4,0-2f), Eoin Quinn. Subs used, Eoghan Mullarkey, Conor Kane, Pauric Kincaid. Rest of Panel, Robert Burge, Alan Kincaid, Andrew Corbett, Danny Kiernan, James Murphy.



Senior Football Championship
(13th August, 2016)

St. Malachy's 0 – 10      Coralstown/Kinnegad  2-08

Two valuable points were spurned in this game played in Rochfortbridge on Saturday evening last. Short several players from our previous championship outing, which was all of three months ago, it was a hard task we were up against when we took on an experienced Coralstown/Kinnegad outfit. The first half was a very disjointed affair with both sides finding it hard to get into any kind of rhythm and despite recording an astonishing number of wides both from frees and open play we went in at half time two points down and well in this game. With our backs winning plenty of ball, especially Aonghus Clarke who had a tremendous game, we enjoyed a purple patch in the third quarter and were on level terms with ten minutes left. When Neal Kirby put us in front for the first time with a long range point we looked to be heading for our second championship win as our opponents were beginning to send out distress signals but as in our opening game against Athlone a lack of composure was to be our undoing. A wind assisted fifty metre free that should have been either sent over the bar or even kicked wide to kill time was played short and all too easily the ball was turned over and moved up the field where the ball finished up in our net. Within two minutes our defence which had been very composed up to this point switched off and gave away a very soft penalty which was also dispatched to the net, this left us five points down with just minutes left. We did get the lead  back to a goal but our opponents scored the last point of the game in the last action of the game. With games against St. Lomans and Tyrellspass left we can still qualify from our group if we up our game and show composure when we have a team on the rack and hopefully we will have a full panel to pick from in these important games.

Panel: Sean Maher, Kieran Glennon, Liam Varley, John Gallagher, David Lynch, Aonghus Clarke, Mick Heeney, David Lynam, Shane Clavin(0-1), Conor Keegan(0-1), Darren Ruane(0-1), Dean McDermott, Sean Whelan(0-2,0-1f), Ronan Whelan, Neal Kirby(0-5,0-3f). Subs used, Eoghan Mullarkey, Joe Clarke. Rest of Panel, Robert Burge, Alan Kincaid, Naoise McKenna, Paul Newman, Pauric Kincaid, Mark Lynch, Eoin Quinn, Andrew Corbett.



All County League Division 2
(2nd of August, 2016)

St. Malachy's 0 – 11      Mullingar Shamrocks  1-09

Our search for our first win in Division 2 continues after we lost to Mullingar by a point in this game played in Springfield on Tuesday night. With ten of the starting fifteen having played  in a SHC game the previous night this was always going to be a tough assignment and with several of these lads carrying injuries it was made even tougher. After five minutes Mullingar had 1-02 on the scoreboard and we looked in big trouble but we slowly got into the game and by half time we were on level terms. The game was lost in the opening minutes of the second half when we allowed Shamrocks in for two very easy points which left us chasing the game for the remainder of the half. We did draw level with five minutes left and at this stage we looked the likely winners as we were doing all the pressing but in a breakaway attack our opponents got the winning point with time almost up. The club really appreciates all the lads who made themselves available on the night especially the lads who played hurling the previous night as its nights like this that shows what respect and loyalty these lads have for their club and management team. Well done lads.
Panel: Sean Maher, Kieran Glennon, Liam Varley, Eoghan Mullarkey, Connor Kane, Aonghus Clarke, Eoin Quinn, David Lynam(0-1), Naoise McKenna, Mark Lynch, Shane Clavin, Joe Clarke, Sean Whelan(0-1), Darren Ruane(0-6), Neal Kirby(0-3,0-1f), Robert Burge, Alan Kincaid, Pauric Kincaid, James Murphy, Ciaran Favier, Dean McDermott(inj), Ronan Whelan(inj).


League Table ACFL Division 2

St Mary's Rochfortbridge 7 5 1 1 96 76 20 11
The Downs 7 5 0 2 120 77 43 10
Shandonagh Gaa 7 3 2 2 102 96 6 8
Ballynacargy 5 3 2 0 64 59 5 8
Tubberclair 5 3 1 1 73 54 19 7
Castledaly 5 2 2 1 80 64 16 6
Ballymore 7 2 1 4 85 112 -27 5
St Malachy's 6 0 3 3 75 98 -23 3
Bunbrosna 7 1 0 6 81 105 -24 2
Mullingar Shamrocks 6 1 0 5 57 92 -35 2



All County League Division 4
(1st of July, 2016)

St. Malachy's 1 – 12      CFCW  1-08

This was a game that certainly lived up to its billing when the two unbeaten sides clashed in this final round of the Division 4 league in Castletown Geoghegan on Friday night. Our opponents, who are chalking up huge scores in all their games, looked likely to do the same when one of their forwards was allowed carry the ball from fifty yards out untouched to rifle the ball to the net after two minutes of play. But if CFCW thought this would be a cakewalk they were in for a shock as our lads put in a huge effort all over the field  and despite spurning four clear goal chances we led at half time on a score of 0-08 to 1-04. The first fifteen minutes of the second half was played at championship pace with both sides not giving an inch but with Paul Newman, Kieran Glennon and Eoin Quinn on top in defence our forwards were getting a good supply of ball. Our full forward line of Sean, Neal and Mark were in flying form and combined for some great scores to leave us leading by seven points with five minutes left. CFCW did not go down without a fight and they piled on the pressure in the closing stages and it took two top drawer saves from Robert Burge to keep them at bay. Well done to the team and management of Tommy Keena, Olly Kirby, Martin Maher and Paddy Corcoran for remaining unbeaten in this very competitive division especially after just been promoted from division 5.
Panel; Sean Maher, Paul Newman, Stephen Fagan, Eoin Quinn, John Gallagher, Kieran Glennon, Connor Kane, David Lynam, Naoise McKenna, Pauric Kincaid(0-1), Darren Ruane(0-1), Eoghan Mullarkey, Sean Whelan(0-5,0-1f), Neal Kirby(0-4,0-1f), Mark Lynch(1-1), Alan Kincaid, Robert Burge, Connor Daly, Sean Fallon(inj), Dean McDermott(inj).  

League Table ACFL Division 4

Castletown-Finea-Coole-Whitehall 7 6 0 1 116 81 35 12
St Malachy's 7 4 3 0 119 93 26 11
Naomh Pól/St Paul's 6 3 1 2 86 77 9 7
Tubberclair 7 3 1 3 78 70 8 7
Caulry 7 3 0 4 124 119 5 6
Athlone 7 2 2 3 108 114 -6 6
Tyrrellspass 7 1 3 3 101 108 -7 5
Castledaly 6 0 0 6 62 132 -70 0




All County League Division 4
(26th of May, 2016)

St. Malachy's 0 – 10      Tyrellspass  2-04

Draw number six was achieved at senior level in Castletown on Thursday evening last when we shared the spoils with Tyrellspass. With many of this panel having played just two nights ago against The Downs and missing our leaving cert students this was never going to be an easy assignment against a strong side. Malachys were completely on top in the first half and if their final pass was more accurate would have led by more than the 0-7 to 0-3 lead they took into the second half. The game was turned on its head when we allowed Tyrellspass in for two soft goals with ten minutes left and suddenly we had a game on our hands. Our opponents threw everthing at us for the last five minutes but our lads remained composed and held out for a draw.
Panel; Robert Burge, John Gallagher, Stephen Fagan, Sean Mullarkey, Kieran Glennon, Connor Kane, Eoin Quinn, David Lynam, Luke Cassidy, Alan Kincaid, Shane Clavin(0-4,0-2f), Ciaran Favier, Mark Lynch(0-1), Dean McDermott(0-1), Darren Ruane(0-4,0-1f), Danny Kiernan, Eddie Bouabbse, Sean Maher(inj), Sean Fallon(inj), Sean Whelan(inj).




All County League Division 2
(24th of May, 2016)

St. Malachy's 0 – 11      The Downs  5-13

As was anticipated this was a complete mis match when we were forced to play this league game without the majority of our senior panel who are involved with various county panels. The club are indebted to the lads that turned out on the night, especially the leaving cert students, in order to field a team and each of them performed admirably. The Downs led 2-09 to 0-07 at half time and closed out the game with two more goals mid way through the second half.
Panel; Robert Burge, John Gallagher, Kieran Glennon, Stephen Fagan, Eoghan Mullarkey, Connor Kane, Darren Ruane, Eoin Quinn, David Lynam(0-1), Dean McDermott(0-1), Shane Clavin(0-2,0-1f), James Bermingham, Sean Whelan(0-6, 0-4f), James Murphy, David Sheahan(0-1), Sean Mullarkey, Danny Kiernan, Ciaran Favier, Luke Cassidy, Mark Lynch, Alan Kincaid, Mark McDermott, Joe Clarke(inj), Sean Fallon(inj).

League Table ACFL Division 2

The Downs 6 5 0 1 108 64 44 10
St Mary's Rochfortbridge 6 4 1 1 83 64 19 9
Ballynacargy 5 3 2 0 64 59 5 8
Tubberclair 5 3 1 1 73 54 19 7
Castledaly 3 1 2 0 48 34 14 4
Shandonagh Gaa 5 1 2 2 71 76 -5 4
Ballymore 5 1 1 3 60 77 -17 3
St Malachy's 5 0 3 2 64 86 -22 3
Bunbrosna 5 1 0 4 58 79 -21 2
Mullingar Shamrocks 5 0 0 5 45 81 -36 0


Senior Football Championship
(14th May, 2016)

St. Malachy's 2 – 10      Caulry  0-07

We got our championship aspirations back on track with a well deserved nine point victory over Caulry in Rosemount last Saturday. Our lads were really up for this game and went on the attack from the throw in and kept our opponents on the back foot to hold a six point half time lead. We knew it would be hard to keep up the energy levels on a warm evening for the full sixty minutes but our forwards continued to harass the Caulry defence and our backs remained disciplined throughout the second half. The points dropped to Athlone in the first round are history now and if we continue to play as we did on Saturday last in our remaining games we will have a say in this year's championship.
Every player on the field won his personal battle with his opposite number but special mention must go to Stephen Fagan and our midfield duo of  David Lynam and Liam Cassidy who each gave their best ever performance in championship football.

Panel: Sean Maher, Kieran Glennon, Liam Varley, Stephen Fagan, David Lynch(0-1,f), Aonghus Clarke, Johnny Bermingham, David Lynam, Liam Cassidy(0-1), Darren Ruane, Shane Clavin, Dean McDermott, Sean Whelan(0-4,0-1f), Niall O'Brien(1-2), Neal Kirby(1-2,0-1f). Subs used, Eoin Quinn, Naoise McKenna, Mick Heeney, Paul Newman. Rest of Panel, Robert Burge, Alan Kincaid, Ciaran Favier, Eoghan Mullarkey, Mark Lynch, Joe Clarke(inj), Ronan Whelan(inj).

League Table SFC Section B

Athlone 2 2 0 0 29 25 4 4
St Loman's Mullingar 2 1 0 1 41 26 15 2
St Malachy's 2 1 0 1 28 20 8 2
Tyrrellspass 2 1 0 1 29 29 0 2
Caulry 2 1 0 1 18 25 -7 2
Coralstown-Kinnegad 2 0 0 2 19 39 -20 0



All County League Division 4
(6th May, 2016)

St. Malachy's 0 – 09      Tubberclair  0-09

A share of the spoils was a fair result in what was our fifth draw match at senior level this year when we hosted Tubberclair on Friday night. In what was our most lethargic display this  year we allowed Tubberclair to dictate this game from the off and we were always chasing the game. We were behind  0-5 to 0-3 at half time and  were it not for some fine disciplined defending from Paul, Johnny and Stephen in our full back line we were in big trouble as Tubberclair were being allowed too much room all over the pitch. It was only in the last ten minutes that we finally reached the pace of the game and we overturned a three point deficit to force a draw which keeps our hopes of a promotion place in tact. It was great to see Adrian Austin back playing in the Malachys colours and he made a telling contribution  by winning two pointed frees when he was introduced, well done Adrian.
Panel: Sean Maher, Stephen Fagan, Johnny Tuite, Paul Newman, Johnny Bermingham, Connor Keegan, Eoghan Mullarkey, David Lynam(0-1), David Sheahan(0-1), Neal Kirby(0-3,0-2f), Dean McDermott(0-3,0-2f), Ciaran Favier, Darren Ruane(0-1), Kieran Glennon, Mark Lynch, Danny Kiernan, Sean Mulllarkey, Alan Kincaid, Adrian Austin, Ed Bermingham, Sean Fallon(inj), John Gallagher(inj).



All County League Division 2
(2nd of May, 2016)

St. Malachy's 1 – 09      Ballynacargy  1-09

Ballynacargy were the visitors to the Park on Bank Holiday Monday and left with a share of the spoils after a good game of football. A strong crossfield breeze ensured that it would be a low scoring game and so it proved when Ballynacargy held a 1-3 to 0-3 half time lead. Midway through the second half we drew level but the concession of some needless frees gave Ballinacargy a three point lead with ten minutes left. The introduction of the experienced duo of Joe Clarke and Alan Mangan proved a master stroke as even though both were carrying injuries they made great use of every ball they got and it was quick thinking from Alan that set Joe up for a goal that levelled the game. A point on sixty minutes from another substitute, Naoise McKenna, looked to have sealed the points for us but Ballynacargy were allowed in for an equalising point with the last kick of the game with a draw probably the fairest result on the day.
Panel; Sean Maher, Stephen Fagan, Johnny Tuite, Johnny Bermingham, David Lynch, John Gallagher, David Lynam, Eoin Quinn, Neal Kirby(0-4,0-3f), Shane Clavin, Liam Cassidy, Sean Whelan(0-2,0-1f), Darren Ruane(0-1), Ronan Whelan(0-1), Mark Lynch, Robert Burge, Alan Kincaid, Paul Newman, Joe Clarke(1-0), Alan Mangan, Naoise McKenna(0-1), Connor Kane(inj).


All County League Division 4
(26th April, 2016)

St. Malachy's 1 – 12      Caulry  1-07

On a bitterly cold evening in Castletown we continued our astonishing run for promotion to Division 3 after coming up from Division 5 this year when we accounted for a skillful Caulry fifteen. Playing against the stiff breeze we still created plenty of scoring chances but had to rely on a defensive mix up which allowed Neal Kirby in for a goal to keep us on level terms mid way through the first half. We were lucky to reach the half way mark still level at 1-3 piece as Caulry were unlucky not to score a further two goals. Caulry were proving a hard nut to crack in the second half and were still well in the game with ten minutes left when they trailed by three points and looked like they might get the goal to bring them back into the game. Connor Keegan was supplying our forwards with some great passes with Shane Clavin and Darren Ruane making the most of them by notching some fine points to give us a comfortable lead which we held onto until the final whistle. We have still to play Tubberclair, Tyrellspass and CFCW but with everyone well capable of beating each other in this division anything could happen and two more wins could see us in with a shout of promotion.
Panel; Sean Maher, John Gallagher, Johnny Tuite, Stephen Fagan, Connor Kane, Connor Keegan, Eoghan Mullarkey, David Lynam, Eoin Quinn, Neal Kirby(1-2), Shane Clavin(0-3), Ciaran Favier, Darren Ruane(0-5), Alan Mangan(0-2,f), Ronan Whelan, Mark Lynch, Mark McDermott, Robert Burge, Danny Kiernan, David Sheahan, Sean Fallon(inj), Sean Whelan(inj).



All County League Division 4
(23rd April, 2016)

St. Malachy's 6 – 19      Castledaly  4-09

Our Division 4 side kept up their great start to the league with a comprehensive win over Castledaly in Castledaly on Saturday evening. With five of our players out injured the rest of the panel really stood up to the plate and have put themselves in with a realisic chance of fighting out for one of the two promotion places come the end of the year. A pinpoint pass from Connor Keegan set up Ronan Whela for a goal after two minutes and with David Lynam and Eoin Quinn on top in midfield our forwards got plenty of possession and we held a healthy 1-12 to 1-4 half time lead. In spite of  the concession of a rather dubious penalty at the start of the second half our lads held their shape and playing with confidence and skill ran out convincing winners. The only downside to the night was an injury to Sean Fallon after an accidental collision, we wish Sean a speedy recovery and we thank Pat Garvin for taking him to Tullamore hospital.
Panel; Robert Burge, Paul Newman, Johnny Tuite, Stephen Fagan, Connor Kane(0-1), Johnny Bermingham(0-1), John Gallagher(Capt), David Lynam, Eoin Quinn(1-1), Connor Keegan(1-3, 1-0pen, 0-3f), Dean McDermott(3-2), Eoghan Mullarkey, Darren Ruane(0-5), Ronan Whelan(1-5,0-2f), Mark Lynch, Sean Fallon, Ed Bermingham, Ciaran Favier, Alan Kincaid, Mark McDermott, Alan Mangan(0-1), Shane Clavin(inj),  Neal Kirby(inj), Sean Whelan(inj), Kieran Glennon(inj).




Senior Football Championship
(17th April, 2016)

St. Malachy's 1 – 09      Athlone  0-13


We suffered a heartbreaking one point defeat to Athlone in this championship opener played in Rochfortbridge on Sunday evening. Leading by two points with time almost up we failed to kill off our opponents and allowed them in for three points to steal a game we had for the taking. Having elected to play against the strong breeze we were more than happy to go in at half time just two points behind. Even though we had the lions share of the play in the second half we dwelt too long on the ball rather than let it into our fullforward line who had the Athlone full back line in trouble throughout the game. With just five minutes remaining Niall O'Brien got his fist to a high ball into the square to put us two points up with a fine goal. Cool heads were called for to see out the game when even a wide to keep the ball away from our danger area would have sufficed but our inexperience showed when we allowed Athlone to force turnovers which won them the game. Although it was a dissappointing result every player on show put in a massive effort and hopefully they will keep this up as the tempo and intensity of senior championship football goes up a notch with each round.
The club wishes Kieran Glennon a speedy recovery from a head injury he received and we also thank our physio, Ethel Wallace, for her excellent care to all the players who were injured during the game. We also keep our team manager, Tommy Keena, in our thoughts and prayers after the sad passing of his sister Sinead.
Panel. Sean Maher, Liam Varley, Kieran Glennon, Stephen Fagan, David Lynch, Aonghus Clarke, Johnny Bermingham, David Lynam, Shane Clavin, Darren Ruane, Joe Clarke, Connor Keegan, Sean Whelan(0-2f), Niall O'Brien(1-1), Neal Kirby(0-3,0-2f). Subs used, Ronan Whelan(0-3,0-2f), Dean McDermott, Connor Kane, Eoin Quinn. Rest of Panel, John Gallagher, Robert Burge, Alan Kincaid, Gary Jackson, Ciaran Favier, Eoghan Mullarkey, Mick Heeney, Liam Cassidy(inj).



All County League Division 2
(6th April, 2016)

St. Malachy's 0 – 10      St. Marys  1-12

Despite putting up a brave fight we went down to St. Marys in this game played in Rochfortbridge on Tuesday evening. Fixing a game for 6.45pm on a week evening proved to be the catastophe that everyone predicted as not alone had we to field without those on county panels but also our third level students and those working away so well done to all who made themselves available to ensure we fielded a team. As with our two previous league games we were slow to get  into the game and we allowed St. Marys in for an easy goal while relying on some fine long range frees from Ronan Whelan to keep us in touch. We spurned four excellent goal scoring chances in the first half when we only had the keeper to beat and went in at half time a goal down. The second half  of this game was played at a very high tempo with both sides attacking at every opportunity but we could not claw back the half time lead of three points. With five minutes left on the clock Malachys were dominating the game but were intent on trying to engineer a goal with point chances for the taking and in two breakaway attacks St. Marys struck for two points to secure the win.
Panel: Sean Maher, Paul Newman, Jordy Cassidy, John Gallagher, Mark Lynch, Kieran Glennon, Eoin Quinn, David Lynam, Shane Clavin, Ciaran Favier, Joe Clarke, Connor Keegan, Sean Whelan(0-5, 0-2f), Ronan Whelan(0-3,0-2f), Neal Kirby(0-2,0-1f), Danny Kiernan, Mark McDermott, Barry Whelan, Connor Daly, Darren Ruane(inj), Dean McDermott(inj).



All County League Division 2
(28th March, 2016)

St. Malachy's 2 – 10      Ballymore  1-13


Its two draws from two games for our seniors after we shared the spoils with Ballymore in this game played in Castletown on Easter Monday. After an even first half  we held a two point lead but by ten minutes into the second half Ballymore had scored five points on the trot to go three points up. At this stage Malachys finally upped their game and began playing with the required urgency and when Kieran Glennon pounced for a goal we looked sure to finish out the game in front. Ballymore never gave up and when our defence failed to clear the ball the visitors took advantage when they scored an equalising goal with the last kick of the game. We thank Ballymore and  referee, Pat Foxe, for agreeing to put the game back an hour to facilitate our club.
Panel; Sean Maher, Paul Newman, Dean McDermott, Kieran Glennon(1-0), Stephen Fagan, Jordy Cassidy, Johnny Bermingham(0-1), David Lynam, Shane Clavin, Eoghan Mullarkey, Joe Clarke(0-1), Connor Keegan(0-1),Sean Whelan(1-3,0-1f), Liam Cassidy, Neal Kirby(0-4), John Gallagher, Alan Kincaid, Mark Lynch, Robert Burge, Eoin Quinn, Connor Kane, Danny Kiernan Pauric Kincaid(inj).



All County League Division 4
(20th March, 2016)

St. Malachy's 3 – 08      St. Pauls  2-10

Our unbeaten start in 2016 continued with a one point victory over St. Pauls when we made the long journey to Clonmellon on Sunday morning. St. Pauls made the early running and went two points up before the Whelan brothers combined well when Sean set up Ronan for two quick fire goals to settle our early jitters. Just before half time Ronan then put Sean through for another three pointer to leave us ahead by three points at the break. The points looked to be ours when we led by five points heading into the last five minutes but our opponents were putting us under severe pressure when they launched numerous high balls into our goalmouth area. Dean McDermott, now in defence, and Johnny Bermingham were doing their best to keep St. Pauls at bay but when another high ball arrived in our square it led to an own goal which left the game level heading into injury time. Deep in added time we earned a free near the sideline and, as he did against Castledaly, Neal Kirby held his nerve to garner an important win against one of the stronger sides in this division.
Panel; Robert Burge, Paul Newman, Johnny Tuite, John Gallagher(Capt),Stephen Fagan, Kieran Glennon, Connor Kane, Johnny Bermingham(0-1), David Lynam, Eoghan Mullarkey,Dean McDermott, Neal Kirby(0-3,0-1f), Darren Ruane(0-2), Ronan Whelan(2-0), Sean Whelan(1-2,0-1f), Alan Kincaid, Pauric Kincaid, Ed Bermingham, Danny Kiernan, Mark Lynch, Connor Daly(inj).


All County League Division 4
(4th March, 2016)

St. Malachy's 2 – 10      Athlone  1-13

On Friday night in Athlone our Division 4 side made their seasonal debut against the side that won promotion with us from last year's Division 5. We had wind advantage in the first half on a pitch that was both heavy and badly cut up but with Joe Fallon pulling the strings it was Athlone that set the early pace. It took a brilliantly taken goal from Ronan Whelan to get our side back into the game and we went in at half time with a one point lead but with the elements to face in the second half.
The fitness regime our management have in place certainly paid off in the second half as Malachys kept up a relentless tempo and never let Athlone get more than a point in front. Kieran Glennon, Johnny Bermingham and John Gallagher caused our opponents numerous headaches when they constantly carried the ball into the Athlone half with runs that led to some great scores. As the game entered injury time we held a two point lead but two late frees from Athlone ensured the game ended in a draw. If we continue to produce performances like this then we should more than hold our own in a very competitive division  especially when we get all our players available. It was great to see Mark McDermott, Robert Burge, Mark Lynch, Ed Bermingham and Pauric Kincaid back in the red and black after being out of the game  for the past while, well done lads and wellcome back.
Panel; Mark McDermott, Paul Newman, Johnny Tuite, Johnny Bermingham, John Gallagher(0-1), Kieran Glennon, Eoghan Mullarkey, David Lynam, David Sheahan(Capt), Connor Keegan(0-1), Neal Kirby(1-3,0-2f), Ciaran Favier, Mark Lynch(0-1), Ronan Whelan(1-3,0-2f), Sean Whelan, Alan Kincaid, Pauric Kincaid(0-1), Robert Burge, Ed Bermingham, Dean McDermott(inj).


All County League Division 2
(28th February, 2016)

St. Malachy's 2 – 09      Castledaly  1-12

We played Castledaly in Castletown in our opening fixture of 2016 and came away with a draw against last years county finalists. Both sides were missing their county panellists but our management team were delighted with the turnout of players we had on the day. On a beautiful morning for a game it took a while for the two teams to get into any kind of rhythm and as it being the first outing of the year there were numerous handling and kicking errors. An early goal from Ronan Whelan settled our lads but Castledaly took the upper hand for the rest of the half and looked like going in at half time with a healthy lead until we struck for another goal to leave the teams level at half time.
With Castledaly having had a player sent off before half time it was expected we would make use of  the extra man on the resumption but this was not the case. Our opponents raced into a five point lead in the third quarter of the game helped by needless fouling in scorable areas and by our backline not making use of our extra man from our kickouts. With ten minutes left our players were starting to carry the ball better and were finding the forwards with better quality passes. Ciaran Favier was pouncing on every loose ball and slowly we chipped away at the deficit until the referee indicated that there was one minute left and one point between the sides. At this stage we had Castledaly on the ropes with every Malachys man  looking for the ball and in our last attack we won a free about thirty metres out which was neatly dispatched over the bar by Neal Kirby to level the game.
Panel; Sean Maher, Paul Newman, Kieran Glennon, Stephen Fagan, Connor Kane, Jordy Cassidy, Eoghan Mullarkey, Dave Sheahan(0-1) , David Lynam, Darren Ruane(0-1), Joe Clarke, Dean McDermott, Sean Whelan, Ronan Whelan(1-2), Neal Kirby(1-4,0-1f), John Gallagher, Ciaran Favier, Eamonn Og Clarke, Alan Kincaid, Mark Lynch, Robert Burge, Connor Daly(inj), Alan Mangan(inj).




All County League Division 5 Final
(13th February, 2016)

St. Malachy's 2 – 11      Athlone  2-09

It was only fitting that our side finished the season as Division 5 Champions when we defeated Athlone in Lakepoint Park on Saturday last as we went through the league stages of this competition unbeaten. As in our Senior B Final we were short several key players for a variety of reasons but the lads who turned out for their club put in a massive performance to defeat a strong Athlone side.
We took the game to Athlone from the first whistle and were on top in all areas of the field and were well worth our half time lead of eight points. With ten minutes left we were still in command as we held a nine point lead but a combination of fatigue and loose marking in our backline allowed Athlone in for two goals and it was game on with five minutes left. It was a relieved Malachys squad and backroom team that greeted the final whistle and well done to all involved in annexing our first league title since we won the ACL Division 6 title in 2010.
Panel; Gary Jackson, Paul Newman, Johnny Tuite, Jordy Cassidy, Eoin Mullarkey, Stephen Fagan, Johnny Bermingham, David Lynam, Eoin Quinn, Ciaran Favier, Luke Cassidy, James Murphy, Kieran Glennon, Sean Whelan, Neal Kirby, Joe Fagan, Alan Kincaid, Liam Cassidy, Sean Maher, Sean Fallon, Ed Bermingham,  Connor Daly.


Senior B Championship Final
(20th November, 2015)

St. Malachy's 1 – 10      The Downs  2-09

Having played the previous round of  this championship as far back as June 16th we eventually played the final on Friday last in Lakepoint Park. This competition descended further into the realms of farce when it was played in a snowstorm on an artificial pitch at the inconvenient throw in time of 6.45pm on a Friday evening with both students and workers finding it difficult to make the game. Despite the lack of respect shown to both the players and the competition both sides served up an entertaining game played in desperate conditions.
Our lads took the game to The Downs from the off and Neal Kirby pointed us in front after thirty seconds. Our defence, which was well marshalled by the excellent Kieran Glennon, were holding firm against a lively attack and when Sean Whelan struck for a brilliantly worked goal after fifteen minutes a shock looked on the cards. At the end of the first half we held a slender one point lead and all players were glad of the sanctuary of the dressing rooms as the half was played in a snowstorm in sub zero conditions.Our lead did'nt last long on the resumption as our opponents added a converted penalty to a point scored from the throw in. With The Downs on top in most sectors during the third quarter they raced into a five point lead and the game looked over. Having put in huge perfomances against both Tyrellspass and Castledaly in earlier rounds of this competition our lads were not going to go down without a fight and inspired by great fielding in midfield by Liam Cassidy and David Lynam it was Malachys who dominated the last ten minutes of the game. The youthful James Murphy fired over two inspirational scores to leave us a point down with three minutes left but when a long range effort from Ciaran Favier unluckily came back off the upright leaving The Downs to sweep down the field to score the final point in a breakaway attack for a score that sealed their victory.
Well done to the players and management for their efforts in reaching this final and to all who made themselves available to turn out for their club on the night.We also congratulate The Downs on adding another championship to the numerous ones they have already won this year in what was a fine sporting game.  

Panel; Sean Maher, Alan Kincaid, Kieran Glennon, Eoin Mullarkey, Shane Carey, Naoise McKenna, Johnny Bermingham, David Lynam, Eoin Quinn, Ciaran Favier, Liam Cassidy(0-1), James Murphy(0-2), Sean Whelan(1-2,0-1f), Neal Kirby(0-2), Alan Mangan(0-3,0-2f), Paul Newman, Danny Kiernan, Connor Daly, Luke Cassidy.


ACL Division 2

Tang 9 7 1 1 161 108 53 15
Rosemount/Baile an Bhric Óig 9 7 0 2 140 100 40 14
Ballynacargy 9 7 0 2 102 89 13 14
Castledaly 9 6 0 3 136 89 47 12
Shandonagh Gaa 9 5 1 3 125 107 18 11
St Malachy's 9 4 1 4 75 108 -33 9
The Downs 9 2 3 4 133 155 -22 7
St Mary's Rochfortbridge 9 2 0 7 80 97 -17 4
Garrycastle G.A.A. Club 9 1 0 8 82 123 -41 2
Milltownpass 9 1 0 8 74 132 -58 2


ACL Division 5

St Malachy's 6 6 0 0 102 67 35 12
Athlone 6 5 0 1 59 44 15 10
Milltownpass 5 3 0 2 66 64 2 6
Ballynacargy 6 3 0 3 77 82 -5 6
Coralstown-Kinnegad 5 2 0 3 70 52 18 4
St Loman's Mullingar 5 2 0 3 64 82 -18 4
Cill Liúcainne/Killucan 6 1 0 5 68 83 -15 2
Baile Uí Chumaoil 7 1 0 6 67 99 -32 2


   
ACL Division 2
(12th September, 2015)

St. Malachy's 1 – 15      The Downs  2-12

On Saturday evening last, our Division 2 side took on the Downs in a game where neither team's league position would be effected, but none the less it was a game where both teams were out to win. The game ended up a draw after 60 minutes of great football. The Downs, 2-12 to St. Malachys, 1-15. Thanks to all the players who turned out for the game. A great display of team spirit and dedication to the club was shown.

Team: Sean Maher, Stephen Fagan, Liam Varley, Alan Kincaid, Shane Carey, Aonghus Clarke, David Lynch, David Lynam, Johnny Bermingham, Mick Heeney, Darren Ruane, Eoghan Mullarkey, Seanie Whelan, Liam Cassidy, Naoise Mc Kenna. Subs: Joe Clarke, Ciaran Favier, Alan Mangan, Luke Cassidy, Paul O'Suillivan, Danny Kiernan. 


Senior  Relegation Play Off
(4th September, 2015)

St. Malachy's 0 – 16      Bunbrosna  1-07

Our seniors saved their best performance of the year for this vital game played in Kinnegad under lights. We had the assistance of a strong breeze in the first half but only held a slender one point lead after ten minutes. The introduction of  Alan Mangan was the game changer as he made an immediate impact both on the scoreboard and in settling our team down and by the half time whistle we held a well deserved seven point lead. With the aid of the wind Bunbrosna came at us strongly but our backs held firm and were disciplined in their tackling while our forward line never allowed their backs to break forward unopposed. Even when we conceeded a goal to reduce our lead to three points the lads never panicked and we finished out the game strongly with three well taken points.
Well done to the management and players on retaining our senior status in what was a difficult year with a hectic championship fixture list in a tough group with the added disadvantage of  the unavailability of county players for most of the year. It also must be said that our side used the extremely questionable overturning of a red card to a Bunbrosna player as a great motivational factor in securing our victory on Friday night.
Panel; Sean Maher, Eamonn Og Clarke, Liam Varley, Kieran Glennon, David Lynch(0-2), Aonghus Clarke, Shane Carey, David Lynam, Shane Clavin, Connor Keegan, Darren Ruane(0-2), Niall O'Brien(0-1), Sean Whelan(0-1f), Dean McDermott , Neal Kirby(0-4,0-1f). Subs used, Alan Mangan(0-6,0-1f), Joe Clarke, Johnny Bermingham, Liam Cassidy, Johnny Tuite, Rest of Panel; Stephen Fagan, Naoise McKenna, Alan Kincaid, Eoin Mullarkey, Danny Kiernan, Mick Heeney, Ciaran Favier, David Langan, Luke Cassidy(inj), Jordy Cassidy(inj), Pauric Kincaid(inj), Sean Fallon(inj).

Senior  Championship
(22nd August, 2015)

St. Malachy's 0 – 11      Tyrellspass  1-08

With the points at stake irrelevant in this encounter played in wet conditions in Cusack Park this was never the less a fine open game of football with both sides fielding full strength sides. For the first time in this year's championship our side took the game to our opponents from the opening whistle and were well in control until we gave away a needless penalty on the stroke of half time which was converted to leave us just a point up at the interval. The expected onslaught from Tyrellspass never materialised and we more than held our own to gain a deserved draw. We now meet Bubrosna in the relegation play off who will be a very hard team to beat as they have a strong mid field and the freetakers to punish the needless frees we continue to conceed.
Panel; Sean Maher, Eamonn Og Clarke, Liam Varley, Kieran Glennon, David Lynch, Aonghus Clarke, Shane Carey, David Lynam, Shane Clavin, Johnny Bermingham, Darren Ruane, Niall O'Brien, Sean Whelan, Dean McDermott ,Connor Keegan. Subs used, Stephen Fagan, Naoise McKenna. Rest  of Panel; Alan Kincaid, Eoin Mullarkey, Danny Kiernan, Mick Heeney, Luke Cassidy(inj), Jordy Cassidy(inj), Neal Kirby(inj), Joe Clarke(inj), Sean Fallon(inj).


Senior  Championship
(15th August, 2015)

St. Malachy's 0 – 08      The Downs  0-19

This crucial encounter went the way of The Downs in a game played in Cusack Park on Saturday evening. With the winners assured of their senior status and the losers facing a relegation playoff  the stakes were high and despite our earlier performances we were hoping to put it up to The Downs on the night. The game was lost in the opening eight minutes when we missed several opportunities from play and from frees while The Downs had 5 points on the board before we registered our first point. We continued to give our opponents forwards too much room and gave away soft frees in scorable positions to give The Downs an 11 point win in a game we enjoyed every bit as much possession as they did.
Panel; Sean Maher, Johnny Tuite, Liam Varley, Kieran Glennon, David Lynch(0-1,45), Joe Clarke(0-1), Shane Carey(0-1),  David Lynam, Shane Clavin, Connor Keegan(0-2,f), Aonghus Clarke, Darren Ruane(0-1), Sean Whelan, Dean McDermott ,Niall O'Brien. Subs used, Liam Cassidy(0-1,f), Neal Kirby(0-1),  Johnny Bermingham, Rest of Panel; Mick Heeney, Naoise McKenna, Stephen Fagan, Alan Kincaid, John Gallagher, David Langan, Eoin Quinn, James Murphy, Eamonn Og Clarke, Luke Cassidy(inj), Jordy Cassidy(inj).


Senior  Championship
(12th August, 2015)

St. Malachy's 1 – 07      Garrycastle  2-18

Garrycastle were never extended in this easy win in Athlone on Wednesday evening. Leading by 5 points to no score after five minutes and playing with pace and tackling tough but fairly our lads could not compete with our opponents on the night and even when we converted a penalty just before half time Garrycastle responded with a goal of their own from the kickout.
The panel and management have to be complimented on taking time off from work and travelling long distances to be at the venue at 5.30pm on a weekday. Having had to play Killucan in Kinnegad in our previous championship game and then having to face Garrycastle in Athlone on a Wednesday evening just beggars belief.
  Panel; Sean Maher, John Gallagher, David Langan, Johnny Tuite, David Lynch(0-1,f), Liam Varley, Kieran Glennon, David Lynam, Shane Clavin(0-4,f), Eoin Mullarkey, Dean McDermott, Connor Keegan(0-1,f), Sean Whelan(1-0,pen), Liam Cassidy, Niall O'Brien(0-1). Subs used, Joe Clarke, Johnny Bermingham, Mick Heeney, Naoise McKenna, Stephen Fagan. Rest of Panel; Alan Kincaid, Eoin Quinn, James Murphy, Aonghus Clarke, Sean Fallon(inj), Luke Cassidy(inj), Neal Kirby(inj), Jordy Cassidy(inj).

Senior  Championship
(1st August, 2015)

St. Malachy's 0 – 08      Killucan  3-11

We sufferered a heavy defeat to Killucan in the second round of the SFC in Kinnegad on Saturday evening. Playing against the strong breeze we competed well for the opening 30 minutes until our concentration dropped and allowed |Killucan in for a goal and a point in injury time to give them a flattering eleven point half time lead. Needing an early goal in the second half to get us back into the game we never reached the required tempo or intensity to compete at this level of football and Killucan ran out easy winners. Positives to take from the game was the return of Jordy Cassdy, Kieran Glennon and Shane Clavin from long term injuries and also the loyal panel of players who d'ont let their club, management or fellow clubmates down by continuing  to turn up and play through thick and thin.

Panel; Sean Maher, Kieran Glennon, Johnny Tuite, Jordy Cassidy, David Lynch, Liam Varley, Stephen Fagan, David Lynam, Liam Cassidy, Darren Ruane(0-2), Niall O'Brien, Connor Keegan(0-3f), Sean Whelan, Dean McDermott(0-1), Neal Kirby. Subs used, Shane Clavin(0-2f), Johnny Bermingham, Eoin Mullarkey, David Langan. Rest of Panel; Eamonn Og Clarke, John Gallagher, Alan Kincaid, Naoise McKenna, Mick Heeney, Eoin Quinn, Sean Fallon(inj), Luke Cassidy(inj).


ACL Division 2
(23rd July, 2015)

St. Malachy's 3 – 12      Garrycastle  3-11

Our Division 2 status was secured with this hard earned victory over a strong Garrycastle side who were also fighting for survival in this game played in Garrycastle. Playing with the aid of a strong breeze the home side had a half time lead of 1-08 to 1-06 and with our forwards making use of  the limited possession they recieved against the wind our chances looked good for the second half. Unbelievably the wind died down at half time and we now had a battle on our hands as we trailed by four points with fifteen minutes left. We needed two well worked goals from Darren Ruane and Neal Kirby to drag us back into this match as it looked to be slipping away from us. We hit the woodwork twice in injury time as we searched for the winning score and when Johnny Bermingham gathered the second rebound and pointed, it guaranteed us the two points that will keep us in what is a very competitive division.
Panel; Sean Maher, John Gallagher, Kieran Glennon, Stephen Fagan, Shane Carey(0-2),  Liam Varley(0-1), Eamonn Og Clarke, David Lynam, Liam Cassidy, Connor Keegan(0-1f), Niall O'Brien, Darren Ruane(1-1), Sean Whelan(0-4,0-1f), Dean McDermott(1-0), Neal Kirby(1-2), Alan Kincaid, Mick Heeney, Johnny Bermingham(0-1), Eoin Quinn, Shane Clavin(inj), Jordy Cassidy(inj).



ACL Division 2
(19th June, 2015)

St. Malachy's 3 – 10      Rosemount  1-09

We eased our relegation worries a little with a well deserved win over one of the promotion favourites in front of a large crowd in Castletown on Friday evening. For the first time this year we could call on some of our county players but with injuries and other players missing we were still down about eight first team players. It took us a long time to settle as some players had played very little football this season and a young Rosemount side were well worth their halftime lead of  0-7 to 0-6. A well taken goal from Liam Cassidy in the early exchanges of the second half settled our lads and we played some eyecatching football which resulted in some great scores from play as only a point of our tally came from placed balls. This was a great team performance as points are hard earned in any division of the football leagues, special mention must go to our hard tackling forwards who worked their socks off for the hour and never let their opponents build from the back. We still need to pick up points from our remaining games against The Downs, Milltownpass and Garrycastle to avoid one of the two relegation spots.
Panel; Gary Jackson, John Gallagher, Johnny Tuite, David Langan, Stephen Fagan, Aonghus Clarke, Liam Varley, David Lynam, Liam Cassidy(1-1), Darren Ruane(0-2), Niall O'Brien(0-1), Neal Kirby(1-2), Sean Whelan(1-1),  Dean McDermott, Connor Keegan(0-1f), Alan Mangan(0-2), Ciaran Favier, Eoin Quinn, Mick Heeney.



Senior B Championship
(16th June, 2015)

St. Malachy's 0 – 11      The Downs  2-14

Our second team suffered their first defeat of the year when they were beaten by a strong Downs side in The Downs on Tuesday night. Yet again our management team had to work miracles to get a team out as they were let down by some players although the majority of those missing had genuine excuses and we thank Olly, Colm and Paddy for togging out. The Downs showed they were up for this match when they raced into a 1-9 to 0-4 half time lead but Malachys came out fighting in the second half to close to within two points of our opponents with ten minutes left. Tired legs and lack of replacements were our undoing as The Downs finished the stronger to score 1-3 in the final minutes. Well done to the seventeen lads who turned up and played their hearts out with Dave Sheahan really impressing on his comeback game from injury. With Castledaly defeating Tyrellspass it leaves us still in a great position to progress in this competition if we beat Maryland in our last game next week.
Panel; Gary Jackson, John Gallagher, Johnny Tuite, Eamonn Og Clarke, Sean Mullarkey(0-1), David Langan, Ciaran Favier, David Lynam(0-1), Paddy Corcoran, Eoin Quinn, Liam Cassidy(0-1), Luke Cassidy, Sean Whelan(0-2), Danny Kiernan, Dave Sheahan(0-6, 0-3f), Olly Kirby, Colm Geoghegan.

League Table for Senior B Champioship

The Downs 5 5 0 0 10
St Malachys 5 3 1 1 7
Castledaly 5 3 0 2 6
Tyrellspass 5 2 1 2 5
Maryland 5 1 0 4 2
Bunbrosna 5 0 0 5 0



ACL Division 5
(9th June, 2015)

St. Malachy's 5 – 12      Athlone  2-13

Promotion favourites, Athlone, visited Castletown on Tuesday night intent on bringing our unbeaten run to an end but went away empty handed at the end of one of the best games seen in the Park in a long time. On a beautiful evening for football two early goals handed us  the start we needed but we conceeded several soft frees to let Athlone back into the game and we went in at half time with just a four point lead. A strong Athlone outfit which contained several first team players really came at us strongly in the third quarter and were good value for the three point lead they held with ten minutes left. At this stage of the contest we needed leaders to stand up and our two mid fielders, David and Liam, took control of that area and supplied our full forward line, who were on fire, with a steady supply of ball. Seanie Whelan completed his hat trick with two well worked goals and the evergreen Alan Mangan, who shaded the anticipated shoot out with Athlone's Joe Fallon, rowed in with a fantastic goal to give us a six point lead. Eoin Mullarkey finished the scoring with the best point of the night when he made one of his many runs out of defence to score a  beauty from all of forty metres. This win leaves us in pole position for one of the two promotion spots and also a place in the League Final if we can pick up a win from our two remaining games against Killucan and Ballycomoyle. Well done to all eighteen lads who played on the night on a top class performance.
 Panel; Sean Maher, Eoin Mullarkey(0-1), Johnny Tuite, Stephen Fagan, Shane Carey, Mick Heeney, Johnny Bermingham, Liam Cassidy, David Lynam, James Murphy, Neal Kirby(0-1), Eoin Quinn(0-1), Sean Whelan(3-1), Connor Keegan(0-3,0-2f), Alan Mangan(2-5,0-2f), Danny Kiernan, Ciaran Favier, Sean Mullarkey.



Senior Championship
(31st May, 2015)

St. Malachy's 2 – 11      St. Lomans  5-10

Our opening game in this year's championship ended in an eight point defeat to a very strong St. Lomans side in windy conditions in the excellently appointed Milltown GAA grounds on Sunday last. A very depleted Malachys team, for various reasons, had wind advantage in the first half and a shock looked on when Seanie Whelan pounced for a great goal to leave us in front after ten minutes but the concession of a very soft goal on the stroke of half time looked to be a killer blow to our hopes of an upset. Huge credit must go to every lad on the panel that togged out Sunday and put their shoulder to the wheel as the performance in the second half against a strong wind said everthing about the spirit and character of  these lads as they never let their heads drop and took the game to our opponents to the 60th minute of  the game. A score of 2-11 would win most games and if we can tighten things up at the back we will have a big say in this year's championship yet. Well done to Tommy and his management team on clearing the numerous obstacles put in front of them in preperation for this game and the response from the panel showed the respect they have for them.
 Panel; Gary Jackson, Shane Carey, David Langan, Johnny Tuite, Eamonn Og Clarke, Liam Varley, David Lynch(0-2,0-1f), Liam Cassidy, David Lynam, Neal Kirby, Darren Ruane(0-2), Johnny Bermingham(0-1), Sean Whelan(1-0), Dean McDermott(1-1), Connor Keegan(0-5,f). Subs used, Niall O'Brien, John Gallagher, Stephen Fagan, Rest of panel, Sean Maher, Danny Kiernan, Eoin Mullarkey, Luke Cassidy,James Murphy, Eoin Quinn, Mick Heeney, Niall Gunning, Kieran Glennon.

Senior B Championship
(15th May, 2015)

St. Malachy's 3 – 10      Castledaly  1-15

We came away from Castledaly with a one point win to keep us well in contention for championship honours after an extraordinary game. The home side had the advantage of the strong breeze and the incline of the pitch in the first half and made good use of it to go in at half time with a three point adavantage on a score of 1-8 to 1-5. Our goal was a fortunate one as Dean McDermott latched onto a rebound off the post to score a goal that kept us within striking distance of the home side.The first twenty minutes of the second half was completely dominated by Castledaly in all sectors of the field and they held a healthy eight points lead with just ten minutes remaining. A fine point from Sean Whelan, who had a fine game, and a pointed free from Connor Keegan kept us in touch but we needed a goal to get us back into the game. Danny Kiernan proved the match winner on the night when he goaled after a goalmouth scramble and then he set up Sean Maher for a great point. With our tails up, our lads were winning every breaking ball and were playing some great football and we got an equalising goal when Dean McDermott was at the end of a flowing move. The comeback was complete when Luke Cassidy fired over a great point from forty metres to put us a point up. We still had some defending to do to keep the home side at bay and some great interventions by John Gallagher, who did very well on Castledaly's dangerman, and Eoin Mullarkey meant we held out for a memorable victory. Great credit is due to Tommy and his management team of  Paddy, Colm and Olly for the huge effort they are putting in all year and if all players show the same heart and effort that this panel have shown all year then we should be in for a very rewarding year.
 Panel; Gary Jackson, John Gallagher, Mick Heeney, Eamonn Og Clarke, James Murphy, Jordy Cassidy, Eoin Mullarkey, Liam Cassidy(0-1), David Lynam, Neal Kirby, Dean McDermott(2-0), Ciaran Favier, Sean Whelan(0-3), Connor Keegan(0-4,f), Sean Maher(0-1), Danny Kiernan(1-0), Luke Cassidy(0-1), Sean Fallon, Liam McNally-Woods.


Senior B Championship
(7th May, 2015)

St. Malachy's 0 – 09      Tyrellspass  1-06

We started our Senior B championship with a well deserved draw against Tyrellspass in a game played in perfect conditions in Castletown. It took us a long time to settle and after several missed chances we went in at half time with a slender 0-4 to 0-3 lead. A fine effort for a goal from Dean McDermott was well saved by the Tyrellspass keeper to deny us to build on our lead early in the second half and when Tyrellspass struck for a goal with 10 minutes left it looked liked this was a game we were going to let slip. As this panel have proven after winning all their games in Division 5, they do not lack for skill and determination, and so it proved as they fought back to earn a draw in what was a very entertaining game played in front of a large attendance.
 Panel; Gary Jackson, John Gallagher, Johnny Tuite, David Langan , Stephen Fagan, Jordy Cassidy, Shane Carey, Liam Cassidy, David Lynam(0-1), Neal Kirby(0-3), Dean McDermott(0-1), Ciaran Favier, Sean Whelan(0-1), Connor Keegan(0-3,f), Danny Kiernan, Luke Cassidy, Paddy Corcoran.

ACL Division 5
(25th April, 2015)

St. Malachy's 2 – 11      Coralstown/Kinnegad  1-12

Kinnegad were the visitors to Castletown on Saturday evening last  to take on Malachy's in a  top of  the table clash in what is proving to be a very evenly matched Division 5 League. At the end of a tight first half we went in with a lead of 0-8 to 0-5 but on the resumption of the second half, a quick fire 1-1 from the visitors put us on the back foot. Three pointed frees from the home side were cancelled out by three points from the visitors to leave us trailing by a point with eight minutes left. Two goals within the space of two minutes handed us a five point lead and despite three late points from our opponents we held out for a deserved two point win.
Panel; Gary Jackson, John Gallagher, Eamonn Og Clarke, Eoin Mullarkey, Stephen Fagan, Jordy Cassidy(0-1), Niall Gunning, Liam Cassidy, Luke Cassidy,  Johnny Bermingham, Dean McDermott(1-2), Ciaran Favier, Sean Whelan(0-3,0-2f), Connor Keegan(1-5,0-4f), Alan Mangan, Johnny Tuite, David Lynam, Olly Kirby, Neal Kirby(inj).


ACL Division 5
(7th April, 2015)

St. Malachy's 1 – 08      Ballynacargy  2-04

On a beautiful evening for football we came away with a one point win against a very good side who really made our lads dig deep in this game played in Ballynacargy. Missing several players on the night we could easily have conceeded defeat when our hosts went a goal up with ten minutes left but this panel were in no mood to lose their unbeaten record and we reeled off four unanswered points to clinch an important win and keep us in the hunt for promotion in a very competitive division. We had heroes in every position of the field but special mention to our youngsters, Sean Maher, Eoin Mullarkey, Stephen Fagan and Johnny Bermingham for their coolness under pressure and not forgetting the not so young, Olly Kirby, who set up the winning score.
Panel; Sean Maher, John Gallagher, Johnny Tuite, Eoin Mullarkey,  Stephen Fagan, David Langan, Ciaran Favier(0-2), David Lynam, Eoin Quinn(0-1), Connor Daly,  Johnny Bermingham(0-1), Mick Heeney, Sean Whelan(1-1,0-1f), Shane Carey(0-2), Jordy Cassidy(0-1f), Paul Creighton, Danny Kiernan, Joseph Fagan, Olly Kirby.



ACL Division 5
(22nd March, 2015)

St. Malachy's 4 – 11      St. Lomans  3-04

We had our second win in a week in this division when we accounted for St. Lomans in a game played on the astro turf in Lakepoint. We had 26 players togged out and the confidence that our win against Milltownpass created was carried forward to this game as we put our opponents on the back foot from the throw in. We led at half time by 3-3 to 1-2 and with the assistance of the wind in the second half  we ran out convincing winners with the concession of a penalty with the last kick of the game the only downside to a fine display.
Panel; Gary Jackson, John Gallagher, Johnny Tuite, Eamonn Clarke,  Stephen Fagan, Ciaran Favier, Niall Gunning, David Lynam, Liam Cassidy, Dean McDermott(0-1), Johnny Bermingham, Connor Keegan(0-2),  Sean Whelan(2-3,1-0p), Shane Carey(0-3), Jordy Cassidy(2-0), Eoin Mullarkey(0-1), Alan Mangan, Sean Maher, Mark McDermott, David Sheahan(0-1), Paul Creighton, Danny Kiernan, Joseph Fagan, Sean Mullarkey, Connor Daly, Olly Kirby, Paddy Corcoran, Neal Kirby(inj).


ACL Division 5
(17th March, 2015)

St. Malachy's 4 – 12      Milltownpass  0-10

Our Division 5 side began their season with an impressive win over Milltownpass in a game played in Milltownpass on St. Patrick's morning. Hopefully this spirited perfomance will kickstart our year and the club wishes to thank all who turned up on the bank holiday morning.
Panel; Sean Maher, John Gallagher, David langan, Stephen Fagan, Ciaran Favier, Niall Gunning(0-2), David Lynam, Jordy Cassidy(0-1), Dean McDermott(0-1), Alan Mangan(1-3,1-0p), Danny Kiernan, Sean Whelan(2-2,0-1f), Shane Carey(1-2),  Eoin Mullarkey, Colm Geoghegan(0-1), Olly Kirby, Paddy Corcoran, Neal Kirby(inj).

ACL Division 2
(8th March, 2015)

St. Malachy's 0 – 06      Tang  3-21

In what was our third home game on the trot in this division we went down very tamely to a full strength Tang side who looked very impressive on the day. Yet again we had to field a very experimental side due to injuries and players on county panels and we thank the lads who made themselves available on Sunday last.
Panel: Gary Jackson, John Gallagher, David Langan, Ciaran Favier, Stephen Fagan,
Michael Heeney, Niall Gunning, Luke Cassidy, David Lynch(0-1), Darren Ruane(0-1), Ronan Whelan(0-1), Connor Daly, Sean Whelan(0-2f), Neal Kirby(0-1), Sean Maher, Liam Cassidy, Paul Ceighton, Danny Kiernan, Eoin Quinn, Joseph Fagan, Kieran Glennon(inj), Eamonn Clarke(inj), David Lynam(inj).

ACL Division 2
(22nd February, 2015)

St. Malachy's 0 – 06      Shandonagh  1-10

Shandonagh were the visitors to our Park on Sunday last when we took them on in the second round of the league. As in our first game we were missing a number of players but the lads on show put up a battling performance in terrible underfoot conditions.
Panel: Paddy maloney, John Gallagher, David Langan, Eamonn Clarke, Stephen Fagan, 
Jordy Cassidy, Shane Carey, David Lynam, Luke Cassidy, Darren Ruane(0-1), Neal Kirby(0-1,f), Sean Whelan, Ciaran Favier, Connor Keegan(0-2,f), Liam Cassidy(0-1,f), Alan Mangan(0-1), Paul Creighton, Ronan Kirby, Danny Kiernan, Joseph Fagan, Kieran Glennon(inj), Shane Clavin(inj).

ACL Division 2
(15th February, 2015)

St. Malachy's 0 – 05      Castledaly  1-12

We had our first competitive game of the year when we entertained  Castledaly in Castletown on Sunday last. Victory went to the impressive visitors in a game played in tough weather conditions .
Panel: Gary Jackson, John Gallagher, Jordy Cassidy, David Langan, Stephen Fagan, David Lynch, Niall Gunning, David Lynam, Luke Cassidy, Connor Keegan(0-2,f), Darren Ruane(0-2), Ciaran Favier, Sean Whelan, Liam Cassidy, Neal Kirby(0-1), Ronan Whelan, Connor Daly, Danny Kiernan, Joseph Fagan, Shane Clavin(inj), Kieran Glennon(inj).


2015



SFC Play Off
(3rd September, 2014)

St. Malachy's 1 – 03      Garrycastle  1-17

Our seniors lost to Garrycastle in the quarter final play off of the Senior Championship in Tubberclair last Wednesday night. Although we suffered a heavy defeat our lads can still look back on a successful campaign where we played some exciting attacking football in our early games until we seemed to run out of steam in our last few outings. Hopefully this panel of players will realise the level of intensity required to compete at senior level in order to win the most coveted medal in Westmeath and come back even stronger next year. A big thank you to the management team of Peter, Mick, Tommy and Dwayne and our physio Ethel for the huge effort they put in this year and also to Drainrite who sponsored our new jerseys.

Panel; Garry Jackson, Eamonn Og Clarke, Darren Ruane, Johnny Tuite, Shane Carey, Jordan Cassidy,  Joe Clarke, Shane Clavin, Adam Kerroum, Sean Whelan, Alan Mangan(1-1,0-1f), Neal Kirby, Aonghus Clarke, Niall O'Brien(0-1), Ronan Whelan. Subs used, David Lynam, Liam Cassidy(0-1f), Liam Varley, Ciaran Favier, Stephen Fagan, Connor Kane.



 SFC Group B
(24th August, 2014)

St. Malachy's 1 – 06      Tyrellspass  3-14

Our seniors played Tyrellspass in Cusack Park last Sunday evening in  our last game of the league section of the championship. On an evening when we only played to our potential in fits and starts we were soundly beaten in most sectors of the field. We went in at half time nine points in arrears but a penalty that hit the post with the last kick of the half would have left us well in the game. Tyrellspass pulled away to win comfortably in the second half in very wet conditions.

Panel; Paddy Maloney, Eamonn Og Clarke, Jordan Cassidy, Johnny Tuite, Joe Clarke, David Lynch, Mick Heeney, Adam Kerroum, Shane Clavin, Aonghus Clarke, Shane Carey(1-0), Ronan Whelan, Sean Whelan, Alan Mangan(0-4f), Darren Ruane(0-2). Subs used, David Lynam, Connor Keegan, Neal Kirby, Liam Cassidy, Dean McDermott,Rest of panel Gary Jackson, Ciaran Favier, Alan Kincaid, Paul Creighton, Johnny Bermingham, Paddy Corcoran, Niall Gunning, Pauric Kincaid, Luke Cassidy, Stephen Fagan, Sean Mullarkey, Olly Kirby, Danny Kiernan.



SFC Group B
(9th August, 2014)

St. Malachy's 0 – 12      Coralstown/Kinnegad  2-10

We took on Coralstown/Kinnegad in the fourth round of the championship on Saturday last in Cusack Park where we went down by four points in a sporting game. The concession of two penalties within minutes of each other mid way through the first half really rattled our lads and we were always playing catch up after that. We never looked like scoring the much needed goal we required to get back into the game but our side showed great character to keep fighting to the final whistle.
Our opponents were the better side on the day and progress to the semi final with our lads up against Tyrellspass in our final group game.

Panel; Paddy Maloney, Eamonn Og Clarke, Johnny Tuite, Adam Kerroum, Joe Clarke, David Lynch(0-1), Darren Ruane(0-1), David Lynam, Shane Clavin(0-1), Aonghus Clarke(0-1), Ronan Whelan(0-1), Connor Keegan(0-3,0-2f), Sean Whelan(0-1), Alan Mangan(0-2,0-1f), Neal Kirby(0-1). Subs used, Shane Carey, Ciaran Favier, Liam Cassidy,Rest of panel Gary Jackson, Mark McDermott, Connor Kane, Alan Kincaid, Paul Creighton, Johnny Bermingham, Mick Heeney, Paddy Corcoran, Niall Gunning, Dean McDermott, Pauric Kincaid, Stephen Fagan, Sean Mullarkey, Olly Kirby, Kieran Glennon(inj).


 SFC Group B
(27th July, 2014)

St. Malachy's 2 – 13      Athlone  2-06

We made the journey to Tang on Sunday last to take on Athlone in the third round of the championship.  We went in at halftime a goal down having played up the hill and against the wind in the first half.  We made a good start to the second half scoring 7 points before Athlone registered, however the match hung in the balance until Adam Kerroum’s late goal secured the points for Malachys.

Panel; Paddy Maloney, Eamonn Og Clarke, Johnny Tuite, Kieran Glennon, Joe Clarke, David Lynch(0-1), Adi Kerroum(1-0), David Lynam, Shane Clavin(0-3), Aonghus Clarke, Ronan Whelan(0-2), Darren Ruane, Sean Whelan(0-2), Alan Mangan(0-4,0-2f), Neal Kirby(1-0). Subs used, Connor Keegan, Liam Cassidy(0-1),Rest of panel  Ciaran Favier, Johnny Bermingham, Mick Heeney, Paddy Corcoran, Niall Gunning, Dean McDermott, Shane Carey, Stephen Fagan, Sean Fallon(inj).


SFC Group B
(20th July, 2014)

St. Malachy's 0 – 17      Garrycastle  1-11

We made it two wins from two in this year’s championship with a hard earned but fully deserved win over Garrycastle in a game played in Moate on Sunday evening. Garrycastle set a strong early pace and it took two fine saves from Paddy Maloney to keep them at bay. We went in at half time with a two point lead and kept this distance between the sides until Garrycastle goaled with fifteen minutes left to give them the lead. Malachys showed unbelievable character to take the game to our opponents and fired over some breathtaking points to see us home.

Panel; Paddy Maloney, Eamonn Og Clarke, Johnny Tuite, Adi Kerroum, Joe Clarke, David Lynch(0-2), Kieran Glennon(0-1), David Lynam, Shane Clavin(0-1), Aonghus Clarke(0-1), Ronan Whelan(0-4), Darren Ruane(0-1), Sean Whelan(0-2), Alan Mangan(0-5,0-3f), Neal Kirby,Subs used, Connor Keegan, Rest of panel, Gary Jackson, Pauric Kincaid, Alan Kincaid, Ciaran Favier, Johnny Bermingham, Mick Heeney, Paddy Corcoran, Liam Cassidy, Mark McDermott, Niall Gunning, Dean McDermott, Stephen Fagan, Sean Fallon(inj).


Senior B Championship
(2nd July, 2014)

St. Malachy's 0 – 14      Castledaly  1-10

We played Castledaly in Castletown on Wednesday night last in the second round of the championship. After being in control of the game and even leading by 0-13 to 0-5 at one stage of the second half our lads had to dig deep to carve out a one point win in the end. Well done to both sides and to referee, Michael McAdden, for providing the crowd present with an enjoyable game played in brilliant sunshine. 

Panel; Alo Geoghegan, Niall Gunning, Johnny Tuite, Adi Kerroum, Kieran Glennon(0-1), Ciaran Favier, Conor Kane, David Lynam(0-2), Paddy Corcoran, Johnny Bermingham, Conor Keegan(0-2), Mark McDermott, Sean Whelan(0-3,0-1f), Neal Kirby(0-3), Michael Heeney(0-1), Olly Kirby, Alan Kincaid, Stephen Fagan, Paddy Maloney, Eoin Quinn, Padraic Kincaid, Paul Creighton, Michael Garvin, Dean McDermott(0-1), Sean Mullarkey(0-1).


Senior B Championship
(24th June, 2014)

St. Malachy's 0 – 14      Tryellspass  3-14

We took on Tyrellspass in the first round of this competition in Tyrellspass on Tuesday night last. The double handicap of this game being fixed the night before the Under 21 county game, thus depriving our side of several players, and our clubs correct adherence to the named players rule for this competition were two huge factors in the outcome of this game. Well done to all the players who made themselves available on the night and the nice blend of youth and experience resulted in a fine performance on the night. The final score was St. Malachys 0-14, Tyrellspass 3-14.
Panel; Paddy Maloney, Alan Kincaid, Stephen Fagan, Niall Gunning, Sean Mullarkey,  Johnny Tuite, Conor Kane, David Lynam, Paddy Corcoran(0-1),Johnny Bermingham(0-1), Conor Keegan(0-6,0-2f), Mark McDermott, Sean Whelan(0-6,0-3f), Olly Kirby, Alo Geoghegan, Andrew Corbett, Padraic Kincaid, Danny Kiernan, Paul Creighton, Dean McDermott.



ACL Division 5
(21st June, 2014)

St. Malachy's 1 – 07      Coralstown/Kinnegad  4-08

The Division 5 side concluded their league season with a defeat to Coralstown/Kinnegad in a game played in Kinnegad on Saturday evening last. Two early goals for our opponents set the tone for this game and we were always playing catch up for the remainder of the game. We had the majority of the play in the second half but we registered too many wides to claw back the deficit and the final score read St. Malachys 1-7, Coralstown/Kinnegad 4-8.
Panel; Paddy Maloney, Eamonn Og Clarke, Johnny Tuite, Mark McDermott(1-0), Paul Creighton, Michael Garvin, Darren Ruane(0-1), David Lynam, Conor Keegan(0-2f), Andrew Corbett, Liam Cassidy(0-2,0-1f), Johnny Bermingham(0-1), Sean Whelan, Danny Kiernan, Pauric Kincaid(0-1), Alo Geoghegan, Olly Kirby, Conor Kane(inj), Alan Kincaid(inj), Luke Cassidy(inj).    



SFC Group B
(17th June, 2014)

St. Malachy's 2 – 14      Bunbrosna  0-15

Our seniors recorded a first round championship win for the first time since we opened the 2007 campaign with a victory when we overcame Bunbrosna in Cusack Park last Tuesday night. Things looked bad for us when the pre match favourites raced into a six points to one lead after fifteen minutes and a heavy defeat looked on the cards. Gradually our midfielders gained control and supplied our pacy and dangerous forwards with a good supply of ball to leave us leading by a goal at half time. After a very entertaining game of football where both sides went about playing the game in a positive manner with no blanket defences or negative tactics we emerged deserving winners on a scoreline of St. Malachys 2-14, Bunbrosna 0-15.

Panel; Paddy Maloney, Eamonn Og Clarke, Johnny Tuite, Adi Kerroum, Joe Clarke, David Lynch(0-2,0-1,45), Liam Varley, David Lynam, Shane Clavin, Aonghus Clarke, Alan Mangan(0-3,0-2f), Ronan Whelan(0-3), Sean Whelan(2-2), Niall O’Brien(0-2), Darren Ruane(0-1), Subs used, Kieran Glennon(0-1), Rest of panel, Gary Jackson, Pauric Kincaid, Alan Kincaid, Sean Mullarkey, Danny Kiernan, Ciaran Favier, Conor Kane, Mick Heeney, Luke Cassidy, Liam Cassidy, Paul Creighton, Eoin Quinn, Niall Gunning.



ACL Division 2
(29th May, 2014)

St. Malachy's 5 – 15      C/F/C/W.  1-08

The senior side entertained C/F/C/W in Castletown on Thursday night last in our second last league fixture of the year. Despite being on top in most sectors of the field it wasn’t until midway through the second half that we pulled away from our skilful and determined opponents. The final score was St.Malachys 4-15, C/F/C/W 1-08.

Panel; Gary Jackson, Ciaran Favier, Johnny Tuite, Adam Kerroum, Liam Varley, David Lynch(0-1,f), Aonghus Clarke(0-1),  David Lynam, Shane Clavin, Darren Ruane(0-1), Alan Mangan(1-6,0-2f), Ronan Whelan(1-1), Sean Whelan(0-1), Niall O’Brien(0-1), Neal Kirby(1-3), Kieran Glennon, Sean Mullarkey(1-0), Eoin Quinn, Mick Heeney(1-0), Paul Creighton, Paddy Maloney(inj), Joe Clarke(inj).


ACL Division 2
(24th May, 2014)

St. Malachy's 3 – 10      St. Marys  2-09

On Saturday evening we took on St. Marys in Castletown and we won an open game of football by four points. Three well finished first half goals left us with a healthy half time lead of six points but St. Marys made us fight all the way to the end. Again, we had a small number of players to pick from and well done to the county hurlers who togged out for us after playing a game earlier that day. The final score was St.Malachys 3-10, St. Marys 2-09.
Panel; Gary Jackson, Johnny Tuite, Luke Cassidy, Kieran Glennon, Joe Clarke, David Lynch(0-1), Mick Heeney, David Lynam, Shane Clavin(1-0), Ronan Whelan(0-1), Alan Mangan(0-2,0-1f), Conor Keegan (0-2f), Sean Whelan(2-0), Niall O’Brien(0-4), Pauric Kincaid, Paul Creighton, Liam Varley, Alo Geoghegan(inj), Sean Fallon(inj).



 ACL Division 2
(20th May, 2014)

St. Malachy's 1 – 10      Rosemount   0-13

The senior side were out twice in the last week and ended up with a draw and a win. First up was a visit to Rosemount on Tuesday night which ended in stalemate when we struck for a last minute goal from Ronan Whelan. This was a game played at championship pace with the lead changing hands on several occasions and with our panel without the county hurlers and lads doing exams we were happy to come away with a draw. The final score was St.Malachys 1-10, Rosemount 0-13.
Panel; Alo Geoghegan, Ciaran Favier, Johnny Tuite, Adam Kerroum, Joe Clarke, David Lynch(0-1), Darren Ruane(0-2),  David Lynam, Luke Cassidy, Shane Clavin, Alan Mangan(0-2f), Conor Keegan, Sean Whelan(0-2), Neal Kirby(0-1), Ronan Whelan(1-0), Jordy Cassidy(0-1), Danny Kiernan, Kieran Glennon, Paddy Maloney(inj).


 ACL Division 5
(17th May, 2014)

St. Malachy's 2 – 09      Killucan   2-09

The Division 5 side drew with Killucan in a tremendous game of football played in Killucan on Saturday last. After conceeding two goals and playing with a strong wind we looked dead and buried with just five minutes gone but we fought back to go in level at half time. Killucan would have expected to coast to victory with the aid of the strong wind but with David Lynam and Luke Cassidy dominating the midfield exchanges we took control of the game in the second half. With Adi Kerroum, Ciaran Favier and  Danny Kiernan carrying the ball forward at every opportunity and with Neal Kirby on the top of his game at full forward we were three points up with just minutes left. Three late points from Killucan earned them a share of the points but well done to our side who got all their scores from play and gave the best display given at senior level by a St. Malachys side this year.  
Panel; Alo Geoghegan, Eamonn Clarke, Alan Kincaid, Sean Mullarkey(1-0), Ciaran Favier, Adam Kerroum, David Lynam(0-1), Luke Cassidy(0-2), Danny Kiernan, Paul Creighton, Pauric Kincaid, Sean Whelan(1-1), Neal Kirby(0-5).


 ACL Division 2
(5th May, 2014)

St. Malachy's 0 – 07      Coralstown/Kinnegad   1-07

After a close game played in windy conditions in Kinnegad on Monday last we went down by a goal . The game was evenly balanced at half time when we had the advantage of the wind in the second half with our side trailing by just a goal. Try as they might in the second half our lads could'nt eat into that goal lead and that score turned out to be the difference in the end.
Panel; Alo Geoghegan, Eamonn Clarke, Johnny Tuite, Ciaran Favier, Aonghus Clarke(0-1), Jordy Cassidy, Adam Kerroum, David Lynam, Luke Cassidy, Darren Ruane, Ronan Whelan(0-2), Sean Whelan(0-1), Neal Kirby(0-1), Niall O'Brien, Alan Mangan(0-2),  Joe Clarke, Paul Creighton, Eoin Quinn.




ACL Division 2
(20th April, 2014)

St. Malachy's 0 – 10      Shandonagh   0-13

Our seniors suffered a three point defeat to Shandonagh in a Division 2  league game played in Shandonagh on Sunday last. We received a major setback when our influential midfielder,Shane Clavin, had to leave the field with an injury after two minutes but we were well in the game at half time as we only trailed by four points having played against a strong wind. Just as our comeback was gaining momentum a straight red card for one of our players left us with too much to do and our opponents ran out deserving winners on a scoreline of St. Malachys 0-10, Shandonagh 0-13.
Panel; Paddy Maloney, Johnny Tuite, Jordy Cassidy, Eamonn Og Clarke, Adi Kerroum,  Ciaran Favier, David Lynch, David Lynam, Shane Clavin, Darren Ruane(0-1), Connor Keegan(0-7,0-6f), Ronan Whelan(0-1), Luke Cassidy, Kieran Glennon, Sean Whelan(0-1), Paul Creighton, Conor Kane, Alan Kincaid, Danny Kiernan, Stephen Fagan, Niall Gunning, Alan Bouabbse, Pauric Kincaid(inj), Neal Kirby(inj), Joe Clarke(inj).


ACL Division 5
(13th April, 2014)

St. Malachy's 5 – 13      St. Josephs   1-11

St. Josephs were the visitors to the Park last Sunday to take on our Division 5 side in the league.We recorded our third win to go second in the table after this high scoring open game of football. Joseph’s applied all the early pressure and were a point up when we lost a player to two yellow cards after ten minutes and it took us until the twentieth minute to settle into the game when Kieran Glennon was at the end of a great move to score a  fine goal. Although our forwards were down a man they worked tirelessly and took some impressive scores to leave us comfortable winners on a scoreline of St. Malachys 5-13, St. Josephs 1-11.
 Panel; Alo Geoghegan, Sean Fallon, Alan Kincaid, Stephen Fagan, Ciaran Favier, Alan Bouabbse, Johnny Tuite(0-1), David Lynam(0-1), Adi Kerroum, danny Kiernan, Kieran Glennon(3-3), Sean Whelan(1-2,0-1f), Neal Kirby(0-1f), Paul Creighton, Conor Keegan(1-5,0-2f), Pauric Kincaid(inj).


ACL Division 2
(5th April, 2014)

St. Malachy's 1 – 18      Garrycastle   0-10

We hosted Garrycastle in our third game of this year’s league and recorded a well deserved victory. Our forwards combined very well in the first half and a well worked Conor Keegan goal left us with a comfortable half time lead. Garrycastle opened the second half well but Malachys finished out the game strongly with each of the subs introduced making positive contributions.

 Panel; Paddy Maloney, Johnny Tuite, Jordy Cassidy, Eamonn Og Clarke, Adi Kerroum, Ciaran Favier(0-1), David Lynch(0-4,0-1,45), David Lynam, Luke Cassidy, Darren Ruane(0-1), Conor Keegan(1-4), Kieran Glennon, Sean Whelan(0-1), Ronan Whelan(0-3,0-1f), Neal Kirby(0-3,0-1f), Alan Kincaid, Danny Kiernan, Conor Kane, Alan Bouabbse, Stephen Fagan, Gary Jackson, Mick Heeney, Niall O’Brien(0-1), Pauric Kincaid(inj), Shane Clavin(inj), Alan Mangan(inj).


ACL Division 5
(29th March, 2014)

St. Malachy's 4 – 10      Ballycomoyle   1-06

Ballycomoyle were the visitors to Castletown on Saturday last when we played them in a league game. In very wet conditions our lads ran out easy winners in the end but only a goal separated the sides at half time. Kieran Glennon notched a hat trick of goals but it was our tight marking and disciplined defenders who caught the eye. Well done to Scottish native, Paul Creighton, who made his debut for the club in this game. The final score was St. Malachys 4-10, Ballycomoyle 1-06.
 Panel; Paddy Maloney, Niall Gunning, Johnny Tuite, Paul Creighton, Eamonn Og Clarke, Alan Bouabbse, Stephen Fagan, Adi Kerroum(1-0), David Lynam, Darren Ruane(0-1), Luke Cassidy(0-2), Kieran Glennon(3-1), Sean Whelan(0-2,0-1f), Danny Kiernan, Neal Kirby(0-4,0-1f), Sean Fallon, Alan Kincaid, Alo Geoghegan, Pauric Kincaid(inj).


ACL Division 2
(23rd March, 2014)

St. Malachy's 2 – 09      The Downs   2-18

We hosted The Downs on Sunday last in Castletown and they inflicted on us our second defeat in this division. The Downs were very focussed from the outset and ran up a big score by half time as very few of our players were up to the pace of the game. We  restricted the visitors to just two points in the second half as we put together some fine moves and picked off  some great scores. Well done to the lads who made themselves available on the day as there are no hiding places on the field any day you take on The Downs who always play with great intensity. The final score was St. Malachys 2-09, The Downs 2-18.
 Panel; Gary Jackson, Johnny Tuite, Ciaran Favier, David Langan,  Adi Kerroum, Jordy Cassidy, Stephen Fagan, David Lynam, David Lynch,  Alan Bouabbse, Neal Kirby(2-0),  Darren Ruane(0-3), Sean Whelan(0-1), Danny Kiernan, Alan Mangan(0-5, 0-4f), Luke Cassidy, Paddy Maloney, Pauric Kincaid(inj), Joe Clarke(inj).



ACL Division 5
(15th March, 2014)

St. Malachy's 2 – 13      Milltownpass   1-06

We picked up our first points in this division when we had a convincing win over Milltownpass in a game played in Castletown on Saturday last. On a beautiful day for a game both sides were guilty of poor shooting in the opening twenty minutes but our forwards finally found their range to give us a healthy five point lead at half time. Well finished second half goals from Danny Kiernan and Johnny Tuite left us comfortable winners of a very sporting game on a scoreline of St. Malachys 2-13, Milltownpass 1-06.

Panel; Alo Geoghegan, Sean Fallon, Johnny Tuite(1-0), Alan Kincaid, Adi Kerroum, Ciaran Favier, David Langan, Luke Cassidy, David Lynam, Alan Bouabbse(0-1), Darren Ruane(0-2), Kieran Glennon, Sean Whelan(0-5,0-4f), Neal Kirby(0-5), Conor Keegan, Danny Kiernan(1-0), Niall Gunning, Pauric Kincaid, Eamonn Og Clarke(injured).


ACL Division 2
(2nd March, 2014)

St. Malachy's 1 – 09      Castledaly   3-13

Our senior side travelled to Castledaly on Sunday last to take on the home side in our opening match of the league. After the hectic celebrations enjoyed by all at our awards night on Saturday it was very unfair to ask the lads to turn out on Sunday but fair play to them for fielding on the day and giving of their best. There was always going to be one result in this fixture but the team spirit evident from this game will have given encouragement to our management team for the season ahead. 
Panel; Alo Geoghegan, Eamonn Clarke, Diarmuid Garvin, Stephen Fagan, Liam Varley, Joe Clarke, David Lynch, David Lynam, Luke Cassidy(0-2), Darren Ruane, Ronan Whelan(0-1), Jordy Cassidy, Sean Whelan(1-1), Neal Kirby(0-1), Alan Mangan(0-4,f), Alan Kincaid, Niall Gunning, Eoin Quinn, Paul Creighton, Blaine LeHarte(injured).



Feis Cup
(19th January, 2014)

St. Malachy's 1 – 07      Mullingar Shamrocks   5-15

We got the 2014 season up and running with a home game in the Feis Cup against Mullingar Shamrocks on Sunday morning last. Although we suffered a heavy defeat it was a very useful workout for our players as it was our first get together since we exited the Leinster I.F.C. in November. With so many of our players missing due to county commitments, injuries and away for the weekend it was a struggle to field but well done to all concerned for going ahead with the match which was a very sporting encounter. Congratulations to Pauric Kincaid who made his senior debut on Sunday last.
Panel: Alan Kincaid, David Langan, Eamonn Og Clarke, Stephen Fagan, Alan Mangan, Sean Mullarkey, David Lynam, Shane Clavin(0-1), Ronan Whelan(0-3f), Luke Cassidy, Neal Kirby(0-2,0-1f), Sean Whelan(1-1), Danny Kiernan, Pauric Kincaid, Adi Kerroum, Paddy Maloney.


2014


Leinster Intermediate Club Football Championship 

(10th November, 2013)

St. Malachy's 1 – 08      Geraldines(Louth)   3-11

Our Intermediate side played Geraldines of Co. Louth in the quarter final of the Leinster Club Championship in Haggardstown on Sunday last. On a perfect day for a game on a pristine pitch the hosts came out on top and although there was nine points in it at the finish our side really put it up to the hot favourites. Without ever repeating the form we displayed in the latter stages of our own championship campaign we only trailed the Louth champions by a goal with two minutes left but in the final few plays we allowed our opponents in for a goal and three points. 
Well done to everyone involved with this team for the great year they have given us and we all look forward to our return to senior ranks in 2014. Special thanks to our  manager Peter Leahy and his selectors Mick Reynolds and Tommy Lynch and physio Ethel Wallace for  the trojan work they put in with the lads since they had their first training session on the 16th of November 2012.
Panel: Mark McDermott, David Langan, Jordy Cassidy, Johnny Tuite, Mick heeney, Liam Varley, David Lynch, David Lynam, Shane Clavin, Aonghus Clarke, Ronan Whelan(0-1), Niall O’Brien, Sean Whelan, Darren Ruane, Alan Mangan(0-7,0-6f), Paddy Maloney, Neal Kirby, Conor Keegan(1-0), Kieran Glennon, Eamonn Clarke, Sean Fallon, Stephen Fagan, Alan Kincaid, Eddie Bouabbse.

Intermediate Football Championship Final Replay 

(12th October, 2013)

St. Malachy's 1 – 13      Caulry   0-13

On Saturday last in Cusack Park our lads produced a magnificent display to get back up to senior ranks for 2014 when they defeated Caulry by a goal in the replayed final. We played the first half with huge intensity and no little skill to go in at half time with a healthy seven point lead which we increased to eleven points by the 40th minute. It would have been impossible for us to keep up this high tempo for the full hour against a talented Caulry side that had wind assistance in the second half and so it proved as they took control of matters for the last twenty minutes. Gradually our lead was whittled away but our defence , who have not conceded a goal in their last five championship games, held firm and we ran out deserving winners of a very sporting encounter.
Well done to all involved with this great victory especially the players and management who kept their focus on football despite the unwarranted obstacles put in their way over the last two weeks. It was a great boost  to see Adi Kerroum looking fit and well after his injury the previous Sunday and knowing Adi he will be itching to get back in the red and black colours before the end of the season. The club would like to thank our friends in Coralstown/Kinnegad, Ballynacargy, Tubber and Milltown for the use of their floodlit premises without which we would have been unable to train. Also to the following for their sponsorship and generosity leading up to the final, The Drake Inn, Andrew McCabe, Paul Claffey, Clarke’s Bar, Jim Dalton, Martin Lowry and  St. Malachys Supporters Club. Not forgetting our loyal supporters who stuck with the side through thick and thin and brought great colour to the locality with their flags and bunting.
Next up for us is an away fixture against either the Wicklow or Louth Intermediate Champions in the second round of the Leinster Club Championship in a few weeks time.
Panel: Paddy Maloney, David Langan, Jordy Cassidy, Johnny Tuite, Joe Clarke, Liam Varley, David Lynch, David Lynam, Shane Clavin(0-1), Aonghus Clarke(0-1), Ronan Whelan(1-1,0-1f) Niall O’Brien(0-1), Sean Whelan(0-2), Darren Ruane(0-2), Alan Mangan(0-5,0-2f). Subs used; Neal Kirby, Conor Keegan, Kieran Glennon.

Intermediate Football Championship Final  

(6th October, 2013)

St. Malachy's 1 – 11      Caulry   0-14

After an exciting game played in heavy conditions in Cusack Park last Sunday we must meet Caulry again next Saturday after our game ended in a draw. An Alan Mangan penalty helped us to a two point lead at half time but Caulry always kept in touch in the third quarter and moved a point up with four minutes left. As in all our games we finished very strongly and looked to have claimed victory when we went a point up a minute into the two added minutes of injury time but we then conceded a free to allow Caulry snatch a draw with the last kick of the game. We wish Adi Kerroum a speedy recovery from a serious head injury he picked up in the second half. 
The good news for our supporters is that club jackets, hoodies, polo shirts and wooly hats can be ordered on our club phone 0871508389 and for those requiring any flags, bunting, wrist bands, etc. we are reliably informed that Seamus in Better Buys, Mullingar will have our colours in stock as well as Michael and Diarmuid Garvin. As county finals are hard reached and the work the players and management have put in since last November would have to be seen to be believed we would ask everyone to get behind the lads and show their support in  the build up to the replay on Saturday next.
Panel: Paddy Maloney, David Langan, Jordy Cassidy, Johnny Tuite, Adi Kerroum, Liam Varley, David Lynch, Ronan Whelan(0-2), Aonghus Clarke(0-2), Darren Ruane, Conor Keegan, Joe Clarke(0-1), Sean Whelan, Niall O’Brien(0-1), Alan Mangan(1-5,1-0pen,0-4f). Subs used; Shane Clavin, Eamonn Og Clarke, Mick Heeney, Kieran Glennon, David Sheahan.

Intermediate Football Championship Semi Final  

(21st September, 2013)

St. Malachy's 0 – 11      Milltownpass   0-07

Our Intermediate side took on Milltownpass in the semi final of the Intermediate Championship in Cusack Park on Saturday last. At the end of an eventful first half the sides were on level terms but Milltownpass had played the better football and even though they missed a penalty they still looked the likely winners as they had the assistance of a strong breeze in the second half. As in the second half of our quarter final against Tang it was only when our backs were to the wall that our lads upped their game and were a different side in the second half to run out four point winners. We last contested the Intermediate Final in 2001 when we beat Rosemount and we have to go back to 2005 for our last piece of silverware when we defeated then senior county champions, The Downs, in the Feis Cup. The final score was St. Malachys 0-11, Milltownpass 0-7.

Panel; Paddy Maloney, Johnny Tuite, Jordy Cassidy, Liam Varley, Adam Kerroum, Shane Carey, David Lynch(Capt), Aonghus Clarke, Niall O’Brien(0-3), Darren Ruane(0-2), Ronan Whelan, Joe Clarke, Sean Whelan, Connor Keegan(0-2), Alan Mangan(0-2), Subs used, David Langan, Ciaran Favier, Kieran Glennon, Michael Heeney.  

Intermediate Football Championship Quarter Final  

(7th September, 2013)

St. Malachy's 0 – 11      Tang   0-08

Our senior side qualified for the semi final of the Intermediate Championship after a great win over Tang in a pulsating game played in Cusack Park on Saturday evening. The constant rain and strong breeze should have been a deterrent to a good spectacle for the crowd present but with both sides going out to play attacking football played at an unbelievable pace this was a cracking game. We had the benefit of the breeze in the first half but found it hard to break down a tough tackling Tang defence and we only held a two point lead at half time. Tang had drawn level after five minutes of the second half and were two points up with twenty minutes left when one of our players received a red card. At this stage of the game the easy thing for our lads would have been to throw in the towel as the toll of having to play at least two championship fixtures every week for the past few months looked to have left us devoid of the energy required to take on our fresher opponents.
The performance given by Malachys in the last fifteen minutes had to be seen to be believed as we outscored Tang by six points to one to record a famous victory. We now face Milltownpass, the table toppers from the opposite division we operated from, in the semi final in a fortnights time.
Panel; Paddy Maloney, David Langan, Jordy Cassidy, Liam Varley, Adi Kerroum, Shane Carey, David Lynch, David Lynam, Aonghus Clarke, Darren Ruane(0-1), Alan Mangan(0-3,0-2f), Joe Clarke, Neal Kirby, Ronan Whelan(0-4,0-2,45’s), Sean Whelan. Subs used: Shane Clavin, Conor Keegan(0-2,0-1f), Niall O’Brien(0-1), Kieran Glennon.

Intermediate Football Championship Round 5  

(1st September, 2013)

St. Malachy's 5 – 19      Kilbeggan Shamrocks   0-10

We reached the knockout stages of the championship when we defeated Kilbeggan in Shandonagh on Sunday last. After a nervous start we got our act together and two well worked goals before half time put us on the road for a comprehensive win. This win sets us up for a quarter final game against Tang next weekend which will prove a tough test so we ask the big turnout of support we had last Sunday to come out in force again for this game. The final score was St. Malachys 5-19, Kilbeggan Shamrocks 0-10.
Panel: Paddy Maloney, David Langan, Jordy Cassidy, Johnny Tuite, Adi Kerroum(0-1), Shane Carey, David Lynch(0-1), David Lynam, Aonghus Clarke(0-1), Darren Ruane(0-3), Alan Mangan(1-3,0-2f), Neal Kirby(1-3), Sean Whelan(1-4,0-1f), Ronan Whelan(0-1), Conor Keegan(1-1).Subs used, Liam Varley(0-1), Shane Clavin(1-0), Joe Clarke, Kieran Glennon and Mick Heeney.


ACL Division 2   

(27th August, 2013)

St. Malachy's 0 – 16      Garrycastle   3-09

Our unbeaten run in division 2 was brought to an end in Garrycastle on Tuesday night last when we went down by two points to the home side. The concession of three soft goals in the first half proved too much of a handicap for us to overcome despite recording an impressive score of sixteen points. Promotion to Division 1 is still in our own hands if we defeat Caulry in our final game. The final score was St. Malachys 0-16, Garrycastle 3-09.

Panel; Paddy Maloney, Eamonn Og Clarke, Johnny Tuite, Mick heeney, Shane Carey(0-1), Ciaran Favier, David Lynch(0-3), David Lynam(0-1), Shane Clavin, Darren Ruane(0-1), Jordy Cassidy, Ronan Whelan(0-3), Sean Whelan(0-1), Conor Keegan(0-1), Alan Mangan(0-4,0-2f), Aonghus Clarke(0-1), Neal Kirby, Liam Varley, Joe Clarke, Adi Kerroum, Alo Geoghegan, Sean Mullarkey, Kieran Glennon, Danny Kiernan, Sean Fallon.


Intermediate Football Championship Round 4  

(18th August, 2013)

St. Malachy's 1 – 08      Ballynacargy   4-11

We were well beaten by a very fast and skilful Ballynacargy outfit in the fourth round of the championship. The writing was on the wall when we went in level at half time having had the benefit of the strong breeze and also having several narrow escapes in our own goal area. The crazy logjam of fixtures since our last championship game meant we only got in one training session in the last three weeks which showed in both our lack of sharpness and ball handling ability. It is now up to everyone to lift themselves for our last game against Kilbeggan on Sunday the 1st of September.

Panel: Gary Jackson, David Langan, Jordy Cassidy, Johnny Tuite, Liam Varley, Joe Clarke, David Lynch , David Lynam, Shane Clavin, Darren Ruane(0-2), Ronan Whelan, Connor Keegan(0-2), Sean Whelan(0-1), Niall O’ Brien(1-0), Alan Mangan(0-3,0-2f),Subs used; Shane Carey, Neal Kirby, Dean McDermott, Kieran Glennon, Liam Cassidy.

ACL Division 2   

(6th August, 2013)

St. Malachy's 1 – 12      Shandonagh   0-13

Shandonagh were the visitors to our Park on Tuesday last when we took them on in the League. In what turned out to be a great game of attacking football from both sides we just held out for a two point win. Shandonagh were all over us for the first five minutes and raced into a three point lead but a move started from our full back line was finished to the net by Alan Mangan to get us a foothold in the game. We went in at half time with a three point lead but even at that stage tiredness was setting in to the limbs of the players that had played championship hurling the previous evening.
With ten minutes left in the second half we were in front by five points and even having spurned two great goal chances we  looked to have the game won but as in our earlier championship meeting our opponents continued to take the game to us. In Shandonagh’s last attack they rattled the crossbar but a relieved Malachy’s side hung on to their unbeaten run in this division.
This win leaves promotion in our own hands if we win our last two games against Garrycastle  and Caulry but as we know all too well every game is hard won in this division. Well done to players and management on this  win especially the lads that togged out and gave their all having played an important hurling match the night before, this great club spirit should stand to us in our remaining matches. The final score was St. Malachys 1-12, Shandonagh 0-13.

Panel: Gary Jackson, Dean McDermott, Jordy Cassidy, Michael Heeney, Kieran Glennon, Ciaran Favier, David Lynch (0-1), David Lynam, Shane Clavin(0-1), Darren Ruane(0-1), Ronan Whelan, Connor Keegan, Sean Whelan(0-2), Niall O’ Brien(0-2), Alan Mangan(1-5,0-2f), Paddy Maloney, Alan Kincaid, Danny Kiernan, Sean Mullarkey, Stephen Fagan, Liam Cassidy, Adi Kerroum(inj), Neal Kirby(inj), Diarmuid Garvin(inj), Johnny Tuite(inj).

ACL Division 5   

(1st, August, 2013)

St. Malachy's 2 – 12      Caulry   3-08

We played our last league game of the season on Thursday night last when we defeated Caulry by a point in Castletown. At half time we held a four point lead  but had to face the strong wind in the second half. With time running out we still held this four point lead but a last minute goal from Caulry was not enough to take the victory as we ran out winners on a score of St. Malachys 2-12, Caulry 3-08. The management were delighted with the performance on the night as we had to field without our four county  minor panellists and several players involved in upcoming hurling championship games.
 This win leaves us joint leaders of this division on 10 points with Maryland who have a game in hand but the one point defeat we suffered in Drunraney in March to Maryland will probably come back to haunt us. In that game we led by six points at half time and missed a second half penalty but in fairness to our lads they went on to win their next four games to get back into the promotion race.
Panel: Mark McDermott, Alan Kincaid, David Langan, Sean Fallon, Stephen Fagan, Ciaran Favier, Liam McNally-Woods, David Lynam, Adi Kerroum(0-1), Johnny Bermingham(0-2), Alo Geoghegan(0-1), Sean Mullarkey(0-1), Sean Whelan(1-3), Jordy Cassidy(1-4), Robert Burge, Niall Gunning.  



Intermediate Football Championship Round 3  

(28th July, 2013)

St. Malachy's 4 – 12      Ballymore   0-08

We picked up our second win in the championship when we defeated Ballymore on a scoreline of St. Malachys 4-12 to Ballymore’s 0-8. At the end of a truly bizarre first half where the scoring statistics would have to be seen to be believed both sides had registered six points apiece. It took us until the 40th minute when a well worked goal, finished by Niall O’ Brien, afforded us the cushion to push on and play to our potential. Congratulations to the  Rosemount club on the excellent manner in which they ran off the two games in their fine grounds.

Team; Gary Jackson, Eamonn Og  Clarke, Jordy Cassidy, Johnny Tuite, Adi Kerroum(1-0), Joe Clarke(0-1), David Lynch(Capt), David Lynam, Shane Clavin(0-1), Darren Ruane(0-2), Ronan Whelan, Aonghus Clarke, Alan Mangan(2-4,0-2f), Niall O’Brien(1-3), Sean Whelan(0-1). Subs used; David Langan, Conor Keegan, Kieran Glennon, Liam Varley, Dean McDermott.


ACL Division 2   

(9th July, 2013)

St. Malachy's 2 – 15      Coralstown/Kinnegad   1-11

Our senior side kept up their push for a long awaited return to Division 1 football with a well earned win over Coralstown/Kinnegad on Tuesday last in one of the best games of football seen in Castletown in a long time. We looked in serious trouble when we were six points down after ten minutes but two inspirational points from team captain , David Lynch, sparked us into life and we went in at half time on level terms. The second half was end to end attacking football from both sides played at championship pace which was hard to believe for the good crowd present on one of the hottest evenings of the year. Two well taken goals from Kieran Glennon looked to have clinched a win for us until we conceded a penalty with five minutes left but Gary Jackson showed great agility to get down to his right and turn the ball out for a fruitless ‘45. We have three games left to clinch promotion from an extremely competitive division which includes four senior clubs so well done to all involved on the massive effort being put in on the training ground.

Panel: Gary Jackson, Johnny Tuite, Jordy Cassody, David Langan,  Adi Kerroum, Shane Carey, David Lynch(0-3), Tommy Carey(0-1), David Lynam,Darren Ruane(0-2), Alan Mangan(0-2f), Aonghus Clarke, Sean Whelan(0-2), Niall O Brien(0-3,0-1f), Ronan Whelan(0-2), Andrew Corbett, Danny Kiernan, Ciaran Favier, Kieran Glennon(2-0), Diarmuid Garvin, Paddy Maloney, Eddie Bouabbse, Stephen Fagan, Robert Burge, Dean McDermott(inj), Joe Clarke(inj), Neal Kirby(inj).

Junior B Championship  

(7th July, 2013)

St. Malachy's 3 – 16      Ballynacargy   1-10

We took on Ballynacargy in very humid conditions in the first round of the Junior B Championship in Ballynacargy last Sunday morning. With several players missing for numerous reasons we were forced to line out with five minors and each of them really stepped up to the mark none more so than Shane Clavin who gave a man of the match display from midfield. It was point for point until we struck for two goals with ten minutes left in the first half to leave us leading by nine points at half time. We took control of affairs in the second half and played some great football with some fine scores from Jordy Cassidy, Seanie Whelan and a well finished goal from Andrew Corbett complimenting some fine defending from our backline.

Panel: Mark McDermott, Alan Kincaid, Diarmuid Garvin, Johnny Tuite, Adi Kerroum(0-2), Eamonn Og Clarke, Liam Mcnally-Woods, Tommy Carey(0-1), Shane Clavin(0-2), Johnny Bermingham, Dean McDermott, Sean Mullarkey(0-2), Neal Kirby(1-1), Jordy Cassidy(1-3), Sean Whelan(0-5,0-2f), Andrew Corbett(1-0), Eddie Bouabbse.

ACL Division 2   

(11th June, 2013)

St. Malachy's 2 – 16      Rosemount   1-12

We took on Rosemount in round 5 of the league in Castletown on Tuesday night last and maintained our 100% record in this division. On a very wet evening we ran out convincing winners even though we were missing five of the team that took on Tubberclair the previous Sunday which bodes well for the strength of our panel. Congratulations to the latest recruit to senior ranks, Andrew Corbett, who came on in the second half to play his part in our win. 

Panel;Mark McDermott, Dean McDermott, Diarmuid Garvin, Johnny Tuite, David Lynch, Ciaran Favier, Adi Kerroum(1-0), David Lynam(0-1), Tommy Carey, Darren Ruane(0-1), Ronan Whelan(0-2), David Sheahan(0-1), Neal Kirby(0-3), Alan Mangan(0-7,0-5f), Sean Whelan(1-1),Sean Fallon, Liam Varley, Michael Garvin, Alan Kincaid, Paddy Maloney, Alo Geoghegan, Michael Heeney, Andrew Corbett.  

IFC Round 2   

(9th June, 2013)

St. Malachy's 0 – 15      Tubberclair   0-08

We had our first win in this year’s championship with a well deserved win over Tubberclair who are one of the favourites for the title. The game was played in sweltering heat in Tang on Sunday last and we lead by five points at half time having had the advantage of the slight breeze. Despite registering more wides than scores this was an encouraging win and with huge competition for places in all areas the forthcoming important league matches and training sessions should be highly competitive. 

Panel: Gary Jackson, Johnny Tuite, Jordy Cassidy, Eamonn Og Clarke, Shane Carey, Joe Clarke(0-1), David Lynch(0-2), Tommy Carey, David Lynam, Darren Ruane(0-3), Ronan Whelan(0-2,0-1f), Adi Kerroum, Sean Whelan(0-3), Alan Mangan(0-3,0-2f), Neal Kirby(0-1), David Sheahan, Ciaran Favier, Niall O’ Brien, Shane Clavin, Conor Keegan, Mark McDermott, Alan Kincaid, Dean McDermott, Diarmiud Garvin, Paddy Maloney, Alo Geoghegan, Sean Fallon, Kieran Glennon, Robert Burge.


ACL Division 2   

(3rd June, 2013)

St. Malachy's 3 – 18      St. Marys   0-14

On a perfect day for a game we maintained our unbeaten start to the league with a good win over St. Marys in this game played in Rochfortbridge on Monday last. The good crowd present were treated to a fast free flowing game with the result in doubt until we scored two goals with less than ten minutes left on the clock. The final score was St. Malachys 3-18, St. Marys 0-14.

Panel;Mark McDermott, Eamonn Og Clarke, Jordy Cassidy, Johnny Tuite, Shane Carey(0-1), David Lynch, Ciaran Favier, David Lynam, Tommy Carey(0-2), Darren Ruane(0-2), Ronan Whelan(0-1), Connor Keegan(0-1), Neal Kirby(2-0), Alan Mangan(0-7,0-4f), Sean Whelan(0-3), David Sheahan(1-1,), Dean McDermott, Sean Fallon, Niall O’ Brien, Joe Clarke, Michael Dever, Alan Kincaid, Paddy Maloney, Luke Cassidy.  

ACL Division 5   

(28th May, 2013)

St. Malachy's 1 – 13      Milltownpass   0-10

Our Division 5 side recorded their fourth win in this league with an impressive win over a previously unbeaten Milltownpass side in Castletown on Tuesday night last. A win over Caulry in our last game could see us in the shake up for promotion but the two narrow defeats we suffered to Athlone and Maryland could cost us dearly. Well done to Liam Mcnally-Woods and Johnny Bermingham who made their senior debuts on the night with Johnny firing over one of the best points of the game.

Panel;Mark McDermott, Dean McDermott, Jordy Cassidy, Johnny Tuite, Sean Fallon, Diarmuid Garvin, Ciaran Favier(0-1), David Lynam, Tommy Carey, Neal Kirby(0-3), Luke Cassidy(0-1), Alo Geoghegan(0-1), Eddie Bouabbse(0-1), David Sheahan(0-2), Sean Whelan(1-3), Robert Burge, Liam McNally-Woods, Johnny Bermingham(0-1).

ACL Division 2   

(24th May, 2013)

St. Malachy's 3 – 14      C/F/C/W   0-08

We made it three wins from three games in this division with an impressive win against C/F/C/W in Castletowngeoghegan on Friday night last. There was only two points in it at half time to the home side but once we scored our first goal with ten minutes left we settled down and finished out the game very strongly. 

Panel: Gary Jackson, Dean McDermott, Jordy Cassidy, Eamonn Og Clarke, Ciaran Favier, David Lynch(0-1), Adam Kerroum(0-1), David Lynam, Shane Clavin, Neal Kirby(3-2,0-1f), Ronan Whelan(0-2,0-1f), Michael Heeney, Sean Whelan(0-2), Niall O Brien(0-2), Alan Mangan(0-3f), Mark McDermott, Diarmuid Garvin, Alan Kincaid, Paddy Maloney, Blaine LeHarte, Paddy Maloney, Kieran Glennon(0-1), Johnny Tuite, Shane Carey.

IFC Round 1   

(21st April, 2013)

St. Malachy's 0 – 12      Shandonagh   1-11

Our Championship campaign got off to a bad start when we lost to Shandonagh by two points in Kinnegad on Sunday last. After playing against a strong wind we went in at half time just a point down but even with wind assistance it took us until the last minute of the game to go a point up on our gutsy opponents. Disaster struck when we allowed Shandonagh in for a goal with the last attack of the game. We now have five weeks to get our season back on track when we take on Tubberclair.

 Panel: Mark McDermott, Eamonn Og Clarke, Diarmuid Garvin, Johnny Tuite, Shane Carey, Ciaran Favier, Jordy Cassidy(0-1,f), David Lynam, David Lynch, Adi Kerroum, Alan mangan(0-3,f), Tommy Carey, Darren Ruane(0-2), Ronan Whelan(0-5,0-1,f) Sean Whelan,Subs used, Michael Heeney, David Sheahan(0-1), Shane Clavin, Niall O Brien, Kieran Glennon


ACL Division 5   

(14th April, 2013)

St. Malachy's 3 – 11      Loughnavalley   0-04

Our Division 5 side hosted neighbours Loughnavalley in Castletown on a wet and windy Sunday evening last. We played with the elements in the first half and had built up a healthy 2-7 to 0-1 lead. In a game where all our players stepped up to the mark in difficult conditions we ran out easy winners.
 Panel: Mark McDermott, Alan Kincaid, Michael Garvin, Johnny Tuite, Sean Mullarkey(0-1), Ciaran Favier, Michael Dever, David Lynam(0-1), Shane Clavin(0-2), Mick Heeney(1-0), Luke Cassidy(0-1), Liam Cassidy(1-1), Sean Whelan(1-2), Robert Burge(0-1),  Eoin Whelan(0-2), Barry Whelan, Derek Gallagher, Dermot Fallon.

ACL Division 5   

(7th April, 2013)

St. Malachy's 3 – 08      Ballycomoyle   2-09

Our Division 5 side got back to winning ways with a win against Ballycomoyle in Ballycomoyle on Sunday last. We went in at half time seven points down and also  after missing a penalty we had a mountain to climb in the second half. The team really upped their game in the second half and ran out two point winners.

Panel: Mark McDermott, Alan Kincaid, Diarmuid Garvin, Sean Mullarkey(0-1), Jordy Cassidy, Ciaran Favier, Eamonn Og Clarke, David Lynam, Johnny Tuite, Adam Kerroum(1-0), Dean McDermott, Michael Dever, Sean Whelan(1-2,0-1f), David Sheahan(0-3,0-1f),  Eoin Whelan(1-2), Robert Burge.

ACL Division 5   

(31st March, 2013)

St. Malachy's 0 – 09      Maryland   0- 10

Our Division 5 side went down by a point to Maryland in a game played in very cold conditions in Drumraney on Sunday evening last. We led by six points at half time but Maryland had wind assistance in the second half and gradually clawed back our lead. With four minutes left we were still in front by a point and were awarded a penalty which unfortunately was saved and Maryland scored two late frees to emerge winners.

Panel: Robert Burge, Sean Fallon, Diarmuid Garvin, Michael Dever, Alan Kincaid, Michael Garvin, Eamonn Og Clarke, David Lynam, Johnny Tuite, Adam Kerroum(0-1), Jordy Cassidy, Tommy Carey(0-1), Sean Whelan(0-3,0-2f), David Sheahan(0-2), Alo Geoghegan, Eoin Whelan(0-2).


ACL Division 2 

(16th March, 2013)

St. Malachy's 1 – 17       Killucan   1- 06

We made it two wins out of two in the league with an impressive display against Killucan when we visited Killucan on Saturday last. We lead by eight points at half time having played with the wind and kept our opponents on the backfoot for the second half by playing a fine brand of attacking football. 
Panel; Mark McDermott, David Langan, Johnny Tuite, Eamonn Og Clarke, Shane Carey(0-2), Ciaran Favier, Jordy Cassidy(0-1f), David Lynch, David Lynam, Adam Kerroum(0-1), Alan Mangan(0-3), Tommy Carey(0-3), Sean Whelan, Ronan Whelan(0-5,0-1f), Kieran Glennon(1-1), Alo Geoghegan, Sean Mullarkey, John Gallagher, Robert Burge(0-1).

ACL Division 5   

(2nd March, 2013)

St. Malachy's 1 – 07       Athlone   1- 10

We took on Athlone in our second game of the league in Castletown on Saturday last. After a good evenly contested hours football in what is a very competitive league the visitors ran out winners on a scoreline of St. Malachys 1-07, Athlone 1-10.

 Panel; Mark McDermott, Michael Garvin, Alan Kincaid, David Langan, Ciaran Favier(0-1), Michael Dever, Tommy Carey(0-2), David Lynam, Jordy Cassidy, Dean McDermott(0-1), Alo Geoghegan(0-1),  Sean Whelan(0-1), Danny Kiernan, David Sheahan(1-1), Eoin Whelan, Sean Fallon.

 

ACL Division 2 

(24th February, 2013)

St. Malachy's 0 – 08       The Downs   0- 07

We took on The Downs in our opening league game which also doubled up as a cup game in The Downs on Sunday last. This was always going to be a tough assignment for our lads but they certainly rose to the challenge and came away with a one point win on a scoreline of St. Malachys 0-8, The Downs 0-7.

Panel; Gary Jackson, Johnny Tuite, Diarmuid Garvin, David Langan, Jordy Cassidy(0-1f), Ciaran Favier(0-1), Eamonn Og Clarke, David Lynam, Tommy Carey(0-1), Adam Kerroum, Alan Mangan, Shane Carey, Sean Whelan(0-1), Ronan Whelan(0-3,0-2f), Dean McDermott, Alo Geoghegan, Mark McDermott, Pat Clarke, Mick Dever, David Lynch(0-1), Danny Kiernan, Darren Ruane, Eoin Whelan.


ACL Division 5   

(23rd February, 2013)

St. Malachy's 1 – 08       Killucan   1- 07


Our first competitive match of the year ended with a win over Killucan in a game played in Castletown on Saturday last. At half time we were leading by a point and had a healthy lead of five points with ten minutes left in the game but Killucan finished strongly to leave the full time score St. Malachys 1-8, Killucan 1-7.

Panel; Mark McDermott, Sean Fallon, Diarmuid Garvin, Alan Kincaid, Mick Heeney, Michael Garvin, Michael Dever, Tommy Carey(0-1), David Lynam, Adi Kerroum(1-0), Dean McDermott, Alo Geoghegan, Eoin Whelan, Neal Kirby, Sean Whelan(0-6,0-2f), Danny Kiernan, Eamonn Og Clarke, David Langan, Ciaran Favier, Eddie O’Neill(0-1), Johnny Tuite.





2012

ACL Division 5 League Final 

(30th December, 2012)

St. Malachy's 0 – 07       Ballymore   0- 11

We lost out to Ballymore after extra time in this league final played in very wet conditions in Ballymore on Sunday last. After playing with the wind we went in at half time with a three point lead but had to face the gale a player down having lost one of our defenders to a straight red card after seven minutes. With time almost up we were holding on to a two point lead but two converted frees from Ballymore left the scoreline reading 0-7 apiece thus sending the game to extra time. Even though our side was increased to its full compliment we failed to register  a score in extra time and Ballymore ran out deserved winners.

Panel; Mark McDermott, David Langan, Johnny Tuite, Sean Fallon, Mick Heeney, Shane Carey, Liam Varley(0-2), Paddy Corcoran, David Lynam, Adam Kerroum, Niall O’Brien(0-2), Alo Geoghegan(Capt), Jordy Cassidy(0-1f), Kieran Glennon(0-1), Sean Whelan(0-1), Ollie Kirby, Robert Burge, Luke Cassidy, Barry Whelan, Eoin Quinn, Eoin Whelan, Eddie Bouabbse(injured).

Under 21 15 a side Championship

(3rd November, 2012)

St. Malachy's/Ballinagore 0 – 07       Garrycastle   4- 10

Our under 21 side lost to Garrycastle in the first round of the 15 a side championship in a game played under lights in Garrycastle on Saturday night last. Our opponents carved out four goalscoring chances in the first half and scored from each one of them whereas we could not put away at least five goalscoring opportunities we created. On a bitterly cold and wet night the lads that turned out deserve great credit as they never gave up and carried the game to Garrycastle to the final whistle. Thanks to Alan Mangan and Michael Ennis for looking after this team. The final score was St. Malachys/Ballinagore 0-7, Garrycastle 4-10.

Panel: Eoin Quinn, Niall Gunning, Luke Cassidy, Enda Claffey, Michael Heeney(0-2), David Lynch, Liam Varley, Aonghus Clarke, Darren Ruane(0-1), Jordy Cassidy, Conor Keegan(0-1), Niall O’Brien(0-1f), Michael Dever, Dean McDermott(0-1), Ciaran Glennon(0-1).



Senior Football Relegation Play Off  Replay

(22nd September, 2012)

St. Malachy's 0 – 05       Killucan   2- 11

Killucan trounced us in this replay game played in Kinnegad  before a large crowd. This team has been in freefall since the second half of our game against Athlone but plunged to an alltime low with this insipid display. The match was over as a contest after ten minutes as a far more committed Killucan side meant business from the off.

Panel; Gary Jackson,  Johnny Tuite, David Lynch, Kieran Glennon, Tommy Carey,  Shane Carey, Ciaran Favier, Aonghus Clarke, Adam Kerroum, Darren Ruane, Alan Mangan(0-5,0-4f), Ronan Whelan, Sean Whelan, Joe Clarke, Connor Keegan,  Paddy Corcoran, Neal Kirby, John Gallagher, Jordy Cassidy, David Lynam, Robert Burge, Mark McDermott, Blaine LeHarte, Alo Geoghegan, Sean Fallon, Ollie Kirby.


Senior Football Relegation Play Off 

(8th September, 2012)

St. Malachy's 1 – 14       Killucan   2- 11

We survived to fight another day when we played out a draw after extra time with Killucan in the relegation play off  in Cusack Park on Saturday last. On a perfect evening for football both sides started nervously and after twenty minutes of very poor fare Killucan lead by two points to one. At this stage it was hard to disagree with the voice from the stand that urged referee Pat Fox “to blow up the game and relegate both sides to put us out of our misery”, but Killucan finished the half stronger to lead by four points but which in reality should have been by a wider margin. We looked destined for the Intermediate ranks when we were still chasing the game without troubling our opponents with just twenty minutes left. The belated introduction of Paddy Corcoran turned the game in our favour as Paddy took control of the midfield exchanges and provided us with a good supply of ball to our forwards who were finally getting going. The final quarter was played at frantic pace with some fine scores coming from both sides and also some bad misses as the game reached its conclusion. Having being somewhat fortunate to force a draw in normal time we can count ourselves unlucky not to have won it in extra time as we held a two point lead with two minutes left.

Panel; Gary Jackson,  Johnny Tuite, David Lynch, Kieran Glennon, Tommy Carey(0-1),  Shane Carey, Ciaran Favier, Aonghus Clarke, David Lynam, Conor Keegan(1-2,0-1,f), Alan Mangan(0-8,0-2f), Blaine LeHarte, Sean Whelan, Joe Clarke, Ronan Whelan(0-3),  Paddy Corcoran, Neal Kirby, Darren Ruane, John Gallagher, Jordy Cassidy, Robert Burge, Mark McDermott, Danny Kiernan, Alo Geoghegan, Adam Kerroum, Michael Dever, Ollie Kirby.


Senior Football Championship 

(12th August, 2012)

St. Malachy's 1 – 08       The Downs   0- 12

Our senior side now face Killucan in the relegation play off after losing to The Downs by a point in our final game played in Rochfordbridge on Sunday last. This game was lost in the first half when we invited The Downs on to us by playing too defensively and we went in at half time seven points down. Despite a stirring second half display we could not force the draw which would have saved us from the dreaded play off, lets hope we take Killucan on from the start and have a right cut at them or else we face the prospect of Intermediate football next year.

Panel; Gary Jackson,  Johnny Tuite, Joe Clarke(0-1), David Lynch, Kieran Glennon, Shane Carey, Ciaran Favier, Blaine LeHarte, David Lynam, Conor Keegan(0-1,f), Alan Mangan(1-5,0-1f), Darren Ruane, Sean Whelan, Ronan Whelan(0-1), Tommy Carey, Paddy Corcoran, Neal Kirby, Aonghus Clarke, John Gallagher, Jordy Cassidy, Robert Burge, Mark McDermott, Danny Kiernan, Alo Geoghegan, Michael Cunningham.


Senior Football Championship 

(5th August, 2012)

St. Malachy's 1 – 10       Athlone   2- 10

For the second championship game in a row we allowed our opponents back into a game we were in complete control of when we spurned two precious points in our match against Athlone which was played in Tang on Sunday evening last. Rather than being still in contention for the play offs we now need to get something out of our last game against The Downs to avoid a relegation battle. From the very start we had Athlone on the backfoot but each time we seemed to be pulling away from them we either conceded a soft goal or gave away easy frees which will always be punished at this level. As in all our games when our forwards get fast early ball they cause problems for every defence but when we dwell too long on the ball in defence we turn over possession far too easily. Overall this was a good performance in a tough game played at championship pace and hopefully we can bring this intensity to next weekends game against The Downs. 

Panel; Gary Jackson,  Johnny Tuite, Joe Clarke, David Lynch(0-2), Kieran Glennon, Shane Carey, Ciaran Favier, Blaine LeHarte, David Lynam(0-1), Conor Keegan(0-3,0-2f), Alan Mangan(0-2f), Neal Kirby(0-1), Sean Whelan(1-0), Ronan Whelan(0-1), Tommy Carey, Paddy Corcoran, Jordy Cassidy, Robert Burge, Mark McDermott, Danny Kiernan, Sean Fallon, John Gallagher, Alo Geoghegan, Michael Cunningham.


ACL Division 2 

(26th July, 2012)

St. Malachy's 1 – 13       Caulry   0- 15

Our senior side played Caulry in Mount Temple in their last league fixture in Division 2 and came away with a one point win over the form team in this years Intermediate Championship. This was our fourth win in a very competitive division which included four senior sides so well done to the management and especially the players who made themselves available throughout the year without making a compliment of themselves. An interesting statistic from our performances was that although we were second highest scorers in the division we also conceded the second highest points against tally, a problem which if ironed out would leave us a very formidable outfit. Reports of all our league games and the league table can be found on our website.

Panel; Gary Jackson, John Gallagher, Johnny Tuite, Alo Geoghegan, Kieran Glennon, David Lynch(0-2), Ciaran Favier, Paddy Corcoran, David Lynam, Conor Keegan(1-1), Alan Mangan(0-4), Blaine LeHarte(0-1), Mark McDermott ,Ronan Whelan(0-1), Robert Burge, Conor Daly, Danny Kiernan(0-2), Sean Whelan(0-2).


League table for ACFL Division 2
Team Played Won Lost Drawn Points For Points Against Points Diff Points
St Lomans Mullingar
8
8
0
0
125
60
65
16
Coralstown-Kinnegad
9
7
1
1
152
100
52
15
Killucan
8