Category Archives: Other Sports

Kilcock duo selected for Dublin Basketball team!

Andrea Goggins (left) and Saoirse Reidy in their Kilcock Basketball gear

Kilcock Basketball players Saoirse Reidy and Andrea Goggins have been selected to play for the Dublin u12’s girls Basketball team.

The pair, who are part of Julie Reidy’s Kilcock u12 side, were picked after their fine performances in two tough trials, where 120 girls from the Dublin League battled it out.

Kilcock play in the Dublin Leagues, hence why the girls are eligible to play for the Metropolitan.

Saoirse lives in Kilcock and also plays for Kilcock LGFA, while Andrea resides in Kinnegad.

Summerhill Sensation Set To Face Off With Ryan Tubridy

Eleven year old boxer Ella Thompson from Summerhill, County Meath will appear on this year’s Late Late Toy Show this coming Friday, November 29th.

Ella, who attends St Patrick’s National School in Trim, will get to live the dream of every child up and down the country by appearing on the most viewed TV show annually in Ireland. While there, she will show off her amazing boxing skills, working the pads with Ryan Tubridy, before taking part in an interview and reviewing some sports toys. Someone better warn Tubridy to bulk up before Friday or face been knocked down by the Summerhill Star!!

Ella, who lives and breathes sport, has also played Gaelic Football, ran for St Cocas Kilcock and has done kickboxing since the age of five. She took up boxing three years ago with South Meath Boxing Club, where she was coached by her dad Cliff.

This year Ella has joined Dunboyne Boxing Club and started boxing competitively, as you become eligible to do so when you turn eleven. She is also part of Steven O’Rourkes professional gym in Inchicore, where her dad is also a trainer.

This year alone Ella was Leinster finalist, a Monkstown finalist, Esker International Female Champion and Wexford Cup Finalist, to mention a few. She is making serious strides and certainty has a bright future ahead.

RTÉ have definitely taken interest as she will also appear on Nationwide in January.

Dad Cliff, who is understandably very proud of his daughter, was full of praise for her when I caught up with him earlier this week; “Ella’s a phenomenal boxing talent. She attends Steven O’Rourkes’ gym in Inchicore. Steven and Ella have fantastic understanding and he thinks the world of her and her talent. She has also spared with Joe Ward and Pete Taylor and both were seriously impressed with her. Ella’s ultimate goal is to be an Olympian. We are very proud of her, for a girl of her years she has such a drive and ambition”

Ryan Tubridy, you’ve been warned!!!

Scoil Dara Student Captures Gold Medal For Bocce

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.

Scoil Dara Kilcock student Caoimhe McHugh wins silver medal in Sweden

Caoimhe McHugh from Clane Boxing Club won a silver medal at the Golden Gloves in Sweden on Sunday.

Caoimhe, who goes to Scoil Dara Kilcock and plays football for Cappagh, fought her way to the final in her age/weight catagory, winning her semi final on Saturday before just falling short of gold the next day.

Messages of congratulations have been flooding into the Clane Boxing Club’s Facebook page, including from the head coach of the club; “Some news from Sweden. Caoimhe is coming home with a silver she missed out today for the gold. Can I just say how proud as the head coach and all of clane boxing club we are of you well done champion” 👊👊👊

More news to follow when we get it, including maybe an interview…..

Former Kilcock Gaa Captain to face France in Six Nations opener

Former Kilcock Gaa minor football Captain Cormac Daly lines out at second row for the Ireland U20’s in their 6 Nations opener vs France tonight in Bordeaux.

Daly, who has represented his hometown club at underage and senior level, was the Captain of the victorious minor league winning team in2015, where his goal-scoring exploits earned him the nickname ‘Slam Dunk Daly.’

Kilcock Gaa were out in support of one of their own earlier this evening on Facebook and despite losing a promising young Gaa star to rugby, they are very proud of Cormac’s achievements to date; “Best of luck to Kilcock’s Cormac Daly who lines out at second row for the Ireland U20’s in their 6 Nations opener vs France this evening.”

The game is live on RTE at 8pm. Best of luck to Cormac from Robert here at Extratimesportlive.com

Leinster Stars open new pitch at Clongowes College

Current Leinster and Ireland stars Dave and Rob Kearney, Fergus McFadden and former player Gordon Dacy were all at Clongowes College in County Kildare yesterday, Saturday January 13th to cut the ribbon on the school’s new PST Sport state of the art 3G pitch.