League starts Saturday for Mitchelstown/Ballygiblin U14s
Castlebridge hoping to see off Kingdom’s kingpins
Brideview/Valley complete club doubles – Ned Barry Cup games this Sunday
First oen course meeting a success
Castlebridge go down to Kilworth in U16 league play-off
Beginners group making great strides in Kilfinane
Brideview beat Valley in cracking cup tie
Lotto jackpot rises to €13,350 – U11s and 16s show promise
Advantage Miko’s A and Counties in pool league
Kilworth GAA Social
Lotto jackpot rises to €13,200, as weather wins again
Weather wins as all games postponed
Celtic U11's travelled to Tallow on Saturday last to play Brideview Utd in the A league semi-final 2nd leg and with the scores locked at 0-0 from the first leg this was always going to be a tight affair.
Celtic started the game well and had the home side under constant early pressure. This dominance paid off when on 12 mins Mark Carey rifled home an unstoppable free kick from 20 yards to secure the all important away goal. Celtic continued to dominate with Patrick Coughlan, Conor Coakley and Luke Carey driving the team on at every opportunity with well timed tackles and good ball distribution. On 16 mins Celtic were awarded a corner and as has happened so many times in training Mark Carey delivered a perfect cross for on form striker Jamie Foley to glance a superb header beyond the Brideview stopper.
Brideview threatened just before the break but the Celtic defence held firm to reach half-time. At half time Celtic team talk centred around continuing to drive on and get a third to kill the game. Unfortunately this was out the window shortly after the restart when Jamie Wheeler in goal appeared to make a brilliant last ditch save but the referee having other ideas and pointing to the spot, much to the amazement of both teams on the day. The Brideview number 9 dusting himself down to score top make it 2-1.
Brideview received a lift by this and started to get more control but Celtic would not be denied with Ruari Tobun Allen, Patrick Coughlan and Conor Coakley super in defence. The midfield four of Leo Coffey, Mark Carey, Dean Jordan and the dynamo Luke Carey were tireless in their running and with Jamie Foley causing problems, Brideview could find no way past as full time approached.
Cillian Heggtveit, Ryan Jordan, Ricky Carroll and Diarmuid O’Donovan all playing their part in the day. Great celebrations all round as the ref blew for full time and next up in the final sees the lads play Valley Rangers in what should be a fantastic league decider. After a long hard season this is just reward for the lads and hopefully they can finish the job when the final date is announced. Well done lads and well deserved.
Results from 14th Feb, jackpot €13,350, draw at Jimmy's Bar. Numbers drawn – 3, 13, 20 and 23. No winner. Lucky dips: Paul McCormack c/o Motty; Eva & Alun c/o Motty; Denis Condon c/o Cotter’s; Brian & Mary O’Sullivan c/o Tony's and Tom McCormack c/o Gus.
Lotto results from 19th Feb, jackpot €13,500, draw at The Village Inn. Numbers drawn – 3, 9, 10 and 19. No winner. Lucky dips: PGL c/o Cotter’s Bar; The Gallagher family c/o Cotter’s Bar; Bobby Barry c/o Gus; John Motherway c/o Gus and Paul Harrington c/o Gus.
February 26th jackpot €13,650. Draw will take place in The Butchers Bar at 9pm sharp. As always your continued support is much appreciated. Tickets on sale at all local shops and outlets or alternatively any committee member can provide same.
U12's enter B play-off Saturday
Celtic U12s travel to Conna this coming Saturday as they take on the Valley Rangers outfit in the league B play-off. If Celtic’s league ambitions are to continue, a victory is a must here otherwise it’s the cup. Cars leaving the square at 1pm sharp Saturday.
U12 players in WW/EC development squad
Celtic were again represented in Cappoquin on Sunday afternoon last as the U12 emerging talent trials continued. All five players acquitting themselves well with Dean Jordan, Ricky Carroll, Jamie Foley, Jamie Wheeler and Johnnie Tobin Allen all playing their part. Well done lads and best of luck in the final trials in the coming weeks.
U16's in B semi-final
Celtic U16's advanced to the league B play-offs with a good win over neighbours Castlebridge Celtic and they now meet Valley Rangers in the first leg on Saturday. Watch this space.
Junior back in action
The juniors are back in action this coming Sunday when they play Clashmore in the league. Still no points on the board in what is Celtic’s worst ever season at junior level, but hopefully the lads can get some points on the board come Sunday.
Sheila Flynn Park Development
Engineers still working on preliminary plans for review with local house owners. As we stated last week, it was hoped to have some soil and site analysis done in January but unfortunately the poor weather continues to restrict this activity so we await news from the engineer on same in the coming weeks.
Once all of this has been completed the club will hold an open meeting to let the public and any interested/concerned parties have their input and review on the plans. Anyone interested in lending their support, time, help or anything, no matter how small, can do so by contacting Gus on 086 3685033 or Kevin on 086 0836930.
The fundraising committee continue to work in the background and the first major fundraiser will be a fun race night on March 15th hosted by The Village Inn. This committee is chaired by John Caplice and anyone wishing to get involved can do so by ringing John on 087 9630461.
Race Night March 15th
Yes folks, the first major fundraiser continues to gather pace with The Village Inn hosting what will be a very entertaining race night on March 15th. A host of sponsors already secured and with race cards selling well, it looks like we could be in for a fantastic night of fun and craic come 15th March.
This is the first running of this event with all monies raised going toward the Sheila Flynn Park development fund so we would ask all parents, players, supporters, community activists and in general the people of Kilworth to get behind the fundraiser and help contribute to putting the necessary facilities in place. With well over 100 underage members between the fun leagues and schoolboys teams, the Sheila Flynn Park dream can only become a reality if the people of Kilworth support the club's efforts in the coming weeks, months and years ahead.
Anyone can help in this fundraiser by buying a horse or a share in a horse €10 share - €30 to own outright.... Anyone wishing to contribute by way of sponsorship can do so by taking out an advertisement in the race card for the night. Anyone wishing to help out and support the fundraiser can do so by contacting Gus on 086 3685033, Kevin on 086 0836930 or John on 087 9630461.
Training for the U11/U12 age groups will continue on Thursday evenings 7-8pm unless otherwise advised by the group text process.
Note: The wearing of shin pads is compulsory for all players including training - Parents please take note as children without same will not be permitted to play of train as per rule.
U16/17, U18 and junior training continues every week and as usual the group text process will advise all of day and times.
U11 - No fixture. U12 - Away v Valley Rangers, 2pm ko. Cars leaving sq at 1pm sharp. U16 - Home v Valley Rangers, 2pm ko - all players at pitch for 1.15pm sharp. U18 - No game at time of going to press but this could change so watch the phones for the usual group text.
Juniors - Home v Clashmore 11am ko. All players at pitch for 10.15am sharp.