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New Jersey for Clogherinkoe ahead of their maiden year in the Senior ranks of Kildare Football

By Robert Cox January 12th 2021

Recently crowned Kildare Intermediate Football Champions Clogherinkoe will be sporting a new set of jerseys when they take to the field in the 2021 Kildare Senior Football Championship.

Greenheart Farm have come onboard in support of the men in Black and Amber by kindly sponsoring a new set of jerseys for the club.

Meath man Ger Robinson has taken over as the new manager, with fellow Meath man Shane Barrett also coming in as coach. With Greenheart on their shirt, the Meath men will bring the green and no doubt their players will bring the heart.

Clogherinkoe took to their social media pages Tuesday evening to thank their new sponsors; “Thank you to Ollie and Colm Conlan of Greenheart Farm for sponsoring a new set of jerseys for the club for 2021! Very much appreciated and will be worn with pride” 🖤💛

Maynooth Gaa announce positions for 2021.

By Robert Cox January 12th 2021

Maynooth Gaa have confirmed that Conor Martin has been appointed as the Football Chair, with Stephen Noonan named as the Vice-Chairman.

Paschal Ennis was elected as Club Chairman a few weeks back.

We would like to wish all three men the very best in their new roles in 2021.

Meanwhile the club have also announced the return of their Gaelic for Mother’s and Others team and took to their Facebook page to encourage new members to join;× “We are aware games and club activities have ceased for the time being, however once they are back up and running it would be great to see as many women out on the pitch as possible”

Kildare’s Shane McCormack joins Armagh Ladies management team

By Robert Cox January 12th 2021

Former Kildare goalkeeper Shane McCormack has joined the Armagh ladies management team as a coach for the upcoming 2021 season.

The Allenwood man will join Ronan Murphy’s management team as the Orchard County attempt to improve on last year’s run to the All-Ireland semi-final. He will replace the outgoing Tommy Stevenson.

McCormack, who is a also a former manager of both the Kildare LGFA u21s and the Wexford LGFA Senior Footballers, is added to Murphy’s backroom team along with former Armagh footballer Meabh Moriarty.

McCormack and Moriarty will join a backroom team already containing Ruairi Grimes (S&C), Shane Bannon (coach), Seán King (statistics), Sinéad Kerr (liaison officer) and Moya O’Gorman.

Meanwhile, Armagh ladies have launched a February Fitness fundraiser that also aims to raise funds for the Friends of the Cancer Centre.

Sponsored by McShane Packaging, entrants are asked to rack up 100km through running, walking or cycling in February.

Adults can enter for £20, u-16s £15 while families can enter for £50. Spot prizes will also be on offer throughout the month.

It is hoped funds will also be raised to help with the development of McKeever Park in Killean, the first designated ladies football training facility in Ireland.

Celbridge Footballer to kick 2500 footballs for St.Vincent de Paul

By Robert Cox Dec 13th

On Sunday December 20th next, Celbridge footballer Aaron Browne will kick 2500 frees from the 21 yard line to raise money for St.Vincent de Paul.

Browne 18, who was one of the stars of the Kildare Gaa Minor Football team that won the Leinster Final against Dublin in 2019, will take on the mammoth task on his home pitch at Celbridge Gaa.

The talented forward scored 1-07 in that 2019 decider and a further 0-05 as Kildare bowed out at the All-Ireland semi final stages to Galway. Browne later went on to be named at wing-forward on the Minor Football team of the Championship following his fine displays.

Aaron Browne Kildare, made the 2019 Minor Football Team of the Year.

2020 hasn’t been as busy for the former Salesian College student but he did help Celbridge minors to the semi final of the championship before restrictions and lockdowns called it all to a premature halt. A call up to the Club’s senior team also came his way and a bright future looks on the cards.

For now though, Browne is not looking beyond next week’s challenge and is delighted to be doing his part for a charity he firmly believes in;

“I’ve been busy building up to the big day. Getting down to the pitch and getting as many kicks as I can. Today (Sunday) I did 500. I plan to do it all in one day, maybe over the course of ten hours. I’ll use about 40-50 footballs and do about 52-55 rounds, incase I miss any! Thankfully a few of my friends have agreed to come down and help me out and hopefully I’ll get underway around 7am.

Aaron practicing at Celbridge Gaa a week out from the challenge.

I’m only too happy to help St.Vincent de Paul out. They are a charity who do great work for families and children, especially in the run up to Christmas. 

Any donations made would be greatly appreciated and thank you so much to everyone who in advance”

Aaron has raised €2569.00 to date, just over a euro for every shot!! If you would like to donate to his fundraiser you can do so by clicking on the link below ⬇️

https://www.gofundme.com/f/my-attempt-at-kicking-2500-balls-from-21-yards?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1

Aaron, on the right, with fellow Salesian College student and Kildare team mate from 2019 Johnny Owens, showing off the Leinster Cup in the school.

Scoil Dara lads to the fore as Meath and Kildare progress in the Leinster Minor Football Championship

By Robert Cox Dec 12th 2020

Scoil Dara Kilcock has always had a proud history of producing top class Gaa players through the years and their current crop of stars from Meath and Kildare are up there with some of the best.

6th year student and Kilcock Gaa Star Shane Farrell came off the bench (in my opinion he should have never been on it) to kick two second half points, while putting in a fine performance at midfield as Kildare Minor Footballers ran out comfortable 2-16 to 1-07 winners over Louth in Newbridge.

Kilcock’s Shane Farrell in 2nd half action against Louth in the Leinster Minor Football Championship Quarter Final at Newbridge. Photo: Paul Dempsey

Farrell’s team and school mate Darragh Sloane who plays his club football with Balyna, started the game at full forward for Kildare and struck a first half goal for the Lilywhites.

Darragh Sloane tucks away his first half goal as Kildare overcame Louth in the Leinster Minor Football Championship Quarter Final in Newbridge. Photo by Paul Dempsey

In Pairc Tailteann, Navan, Meath defeated neighbours Westmeath on a full time scoreline of 3-11 to 0-07 to set up a semi final meeting with Laois.

Summerhill duo Eoghan Frayne and Ben Moran both started and starred for the Royals, with Adam McDonnell, Michael Brady and Oisin Bright also part of the extended panel. Captain Frayne scored 0-04 during another fine performance.

A mouth watering Leinster Final in early 2021 is still on the cards between Meath and Kildare and if both sides get over their Semi finals next weekend, it will serve for a few interesting weeks in the Kilcock school.

Meath play Laois and Kildare face Offaly in next week’s Leinster Semi Finals.

Robinson Takes The Reins At Clogherinkoe

By Robert Cox Dec 9th 2020

Meath man Ger Robinson has taken over as manager of Kildare Intermediate Football Champions Clogherinkoe for the 2021 season.

Robinson, who was in charge of the Meath U20 footballers in 2020, takes over from the out-going Ronan Quinn, who leaves the club in a good place, as they look forward to competing in the Kildare Senior Football Championship for the first time next year.

The Dunboyne was once on the books of Middlesbrough and rubbed shoulders with stars like Gazza before returning home and helping his club to win a Meath SFC title in 2005 as a player.

Ger Robinson overseeing his native club Dunboyne.

He has since gone on to manage underage and adult teams in Dunboyne to Championship success, as well as been on the management team as the club won the Senior Football Championship in 2018.

Robinson will be joined by Enfield man Shane Barrett as coach.

Shane Barrett (L) lining out for his club Na Fianna in 2018.

Clogherinkoe took to their social media pages tonight to announce the news; “Clogherinkoe Gaa are delighted to announce the appointment of Ger Robinson (Manager) and Shane Barrett (Coach) as our management team for the Senior football side in 2021.

Ger is the outgoing Meath U20 manager, while Shane was involved as coach in the Royals setup in the year just gone. Both have built up considerable experience over the last few years with Ger leading his native Dunboyne to JFC and U21 success in 2018, while he was also senior selector the same year as his club won the Meath SFC.

Shane has also been involved with a number of teams overs the years and was involved with Kildare side Confey in 2018.

This is a positive appointment by the club ahead of our first year in the Kildare SFC and we wish the management and players every success going forward”