Category Archives: Domestic Soccer

Warfield and McLaughlin named on Longford Town Senior squad for 2021

By Robert Cox January 21st, 2021

Kilcock and Enfield will be represented on the Longford Town first team squad for 2021 as the Midlanders continue to prepare for life in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division.

Striker Callum Warfield from Kilcock and former Enfield Celtic underage star Thomas McLaughlin were yesterday named on manager Daire Doyle’s updated squad list.

Callum Warfield

McLaughlin, a talented midfielder, has been added from the u19s along with Ben Lynch, while Warfield was part of the 2020 promotion winning side that eventually went up following a famous play-off victory over Shelbourne in Inchicore.

Thomas McLaughlin with manager Daire Doyle.

Blackhall Gaels player Leah Hartigan making waves in the Women’s National League

By Robert Cox January 15th, 2021

Blackhall Gaels Gaa player Leah Hartigan has signed for the u19 WNL team at DLR Waves in Dun Laoghaire.

Leah, who plays in defence, has previously played for the club’s u17s and last season trained with the 1st team squad while also working alongside the coaching team.

Leah in action.

The club took to their Twitter page to welcome Leah back for 2021.

Best wishes to Leah and all at DLR Waves for the coming season.

Leah Hartigan in action for Blackhall Gaels in 2018.

Warfield Re-Signs For Longford Town

By Robert Cox Dec 8th 2020

Kilcock native Callum Warfield has re-signed with Longford Town FC ahead of the 2021 season.

Warfield, who is a towering presence on the pitch, certainly played his part in helping the Midlanders gain promotion to the Premier Division, especially in the latter stages of the season in the playoffs.

The Maynooth University student’s physique and talent was seen to great effect when the young man took the ball down on his chest against UCD and laid it off to Dean Byrne to grab the winner in the 121st minute of the playoff semi-final.

Speaking today to LTFC.ie, Manager Daire Doyle had high praise for Warfield;

It’s great to get Callum back for 2021. He is a huge presence to have for the team. He causes every team problems with his physicality and played an important role in our push for promotion this year. I’m delighted he has signed on for the new season.

O’Sullivan Scores In Wexford Rout

Kilcock man Patrick O’Sullivan found the back of the net in his side Wexford FC’s 5-1 victory away to Cabinteely on Friday night.

O’Sullivan, who replaced Jack Larkin on the 84th minute, put the icing on the cake two minutes later for the men from the South East with a composed finish as they picked up a bady needed win, in what must surely go down as one of the most surprising results of the season.

The former Longford Town under-19 player and current Maynooth University student fired into the top corner of the net to seal the victory for the visitors after Charlie Smith teed it up for him with a pass from just outside the penalty area.

The result now sees Wexford move off the bottom of the table, while Cabinteely could drop out of the play off position should UCD defeat Shamrock Rovers second string on Saturday.

Photo Credit Wexford FC 📸

By Robert Cox

Summerhill Clubs Help Sona Sasta With Local Hot Lunch Deliveries

Members of Park Celtic Summerhill and Summerhill Gaa have been busy aiding local meals on wheels service Sona Sasta with deliveries during this current Covid19 crisis.

Parkceltic Summerhill fc chairman Barry Heffernan delivering a hot lunch to daily Summerhill Community Centre attendee Paul Howlett.

Summerhill based Sona Sasta provide a vital service to the local community all year round, a service greatly appreciated by all in the area. In the past couple of days the Hot Lunch Service has been extended to seven days a week.

A spokesperson for Sona Sasta spoke of the new extension; “Easter can be a difficult time when you are socially isolated. We are delighted to announce that from today (April 9th) the delivery of the daily hot lunch to our members will be extended to seven days a week.

We welcome and thank members of Summerhill Gaa and Parkceltic Summerhill FC, who will be helping with the hot lunch deliveries.

The volunteers dropping off the lunches will be happy to help our members in other ways, in particular with shopping, medication, fuel and water.

We would also like to wish our members and volunteers cocooning the very best this Easter and thank all the new volunteers who have stepped forward to help the older adults in our community during these trying times.

Keep safe and have a happy Easter”

The hot lunch is delivered daily between 12noon and 1pm and with the two clubs coming onboard to help with deliveries, everything has been running bang on time.

Kilduff nominated for June player of the month

Kilcock’s Shelbourne FC striker Ciarán Kilduff has been nominated for the SWAI and SSE Airtricity League player of the month award following some fine performances and crucial goals for the Tolka Park side in June.

Kilduff, who is the sole representative from the first division, is there on merit following goals in important games against Drogheda United and Limerick FC, as The Reds won all three games during the month, extending their winning run to seven in a row in the process.

The former Dundalk striker has also been a pivotal target man, bringing more than just his finishing prowess to Ian Morris’ league leading side. His work rate up top is immense, winning and holding up the ball on almost every attack. A perfect fit for Shelbourne as they continue their push for promotion.

The six-man shortlist for June’s SWAI Player of the Month is as follows: Danny Mandroiu (Bohemians), Sean Gannon (Dundalk) ,John Mountney (Dundalk), Ciaran Kelly (St Patrick’s Athletic), Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe (Derry City) and Ciaran Kilduff (Shelbourne).