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Legendary Kilcock athlete Bobby King was announced as president of St Cocas AC Kilcock at their annual AGM, which was held on Friday 15th November last.
A special motion was unanimously passed to nominate King as Club President in recognition of his long and highly decorated career in Athletics and as a founding member of the club some 40 years ago.
Also on the night, a new management committee was elected, chaired by Larry Kelly. We here at Extra Time Sport would like to wish the new committee every success for the coming year and look forward to keeping up our great relationship.
Scoil Dara student Kerri Dowling from Kilcock claimed a gold medal for Bocce in her division at the area games in the Special Olympics at The National Show Centre in Swords in Wednesday evening, November 20th.
Kerri will now progress on to the regional games following her gold medal success.
Kerri is said to be absolutely thrilled with her victory according to mam Carmel.
Well done to the Maynooth Post Primary/Community College u14 boys footballers who beat Coláiste Eoin in UCD today to reach the Dublin A Final.
The lads trailed by nine points at one stage in the second half but turned the game on its head to win by three on a full time score of 4-11 to 4-08.
It turned out to be a mixed day for the school’s footballers as their senior boys team suffered heartbreak when conceding a late goal at home to St Aidan’s Whitehall in the Leinster Senior A Championship, ending their campaign for this year.
Leinster Senior A football Championship ‘Br Bosco Cup’ FT: Maynooth 1-15 St. Aidan’s Whitehall 2-13
Maynooth trailed by 1-07 to 0-06 at the break and after fighting back to eventually take the lead, they conceded the late goal to lose by a point.
Kilcock Gaa will have two representatives on the 2020 Kildare Minor Football panel after Sean O’Sullivan and Shane Farrell were both named on the panel in the last week.
Both players were part of this years u16 panel, with Scoil Dara student Farrell captaining the side in the Gerry Reilly Cup. The highly rated midfielder, who can also play in the forwards, is sure to be an important cog in the wheel as the Lilywhites look to retain their Leinster Minor Championship title.
O’Sullivan, who attends Maynooth Post Primary School/ Community College and impressed from centre forward as the school beat St Benildus over the mid term, will also be looking to make a big impact in the white jersey over the next twelve months.
Both players are currently involved with the Kilcock u17s and were prominent as the boys in green and gold beat Sallins in the first round.
The late Joe Breen from Blackhall Gaels Gaa club was posthumously inducted into the Meath LGFA Hall of Fame at the county’s annual awards night at Newgrange Hotel on Saturday night, November 2nd.
Joe was instrumental in helping set up Ladies Football in Blackhall Gaels, going on to manage them for a number of years, during a successful period for the club, including reaching a Meath SFC Final.
Sadly Joe passed away earlier this year and though he is a massive loss to his family, friends and everyone at the club, they will take solace from this lovely gesture from the County Board that will make sure Joe’s legacy lives on.
As well as been awarded the Hall of Fame, which his wife Theresa and her family collected on the night, Meath LGFA announced that as of from 2020 Senior clubs in the county will now compete for The Joe Breen Cup when they take part in the Meath Senior Football Championship.
A lovely gesture and fair play to Meath LGFA, I know the family will cherish this greatly.