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From Courtown Road to Cortown County Meath – Davy Dalton

Former Kilcock and Kildare Gaa star Davy Dalton has taken over the reins at Cortown Gaa in County Meath for the 2021 season.

Dalton, who grew up on Courtown Road, Kilcock takes over at the North Meath club after stepping down from his position as Joint manager of the Intermediate footballers of Summerhill LGFA, a position he held with great pride for a few years.

Cortown made the announcement on their Twitter page this evening; “Cortown are thrilled to officially announce the arrival of Davy Dalton as Senior team manager. Dalton, a former All-Star full back with his native Kildare, will hope to help Cortown get back to winning ways in 2021 after a disappointing 2020”

Cortown ply their trade in the Meath Junior Football Championship, with Davy Rispin of ‘We Are Meath’ fame amongst their ranks.

Conn McDunphy Claims Gold At National Time Trial Championships

By Robert Cox 01/10/20

Conn McDunphy has been crowned the ‘Elite Men’s National TT Champion’ in Co. Limerick this morning.

The Kilcock cyclist claimed the title from Nicolas Roche, who won silver, and Lindsay Watson, who was back in third.

McDunphy, who has been based in France this year with CC Nogent Oise, recorded a time of 26:29 on the 22.4km course at Knockaderry in the Newcastle West Wheelers promotion.

That was just two seconds faster than Roche (Team Sunweb), with Watson (Powerhouse Sport) in 3rd some 22 seconds off McDunphy’s winning time

Elite Men’s Time Trial National Championships
🥇 Conn McDunphy 26.29
🥈 Nicholas Roche 26.31
🥉 Lindsay Watson 26.51

McDunphy could scarcely believe he had done it as he reacted to his victory on his twitter page. “National Champ! Not sure whether to believe it or not. This is for everyone who has helped me till now. WOW”

Feature Photo by: Irishcyclingnews.com BSutton

Kilcock v Clogherinkoe – Captain’s Profile Gavin Scanlon Clogherinkoe

Name: Gavin Scanlon

Age: 25

Honours: U21 Kildare Championship 2015, Division 2 League and Keogh Cup.

Occupation: Electrician

Someone who has had an influence on your career: That would have to be my Mother, definitely.

Three words to describe yourself as a player: Kamikaze, tough and hard working.

Favourite Sportsperson: Tyson Fury

Best player played with: Jack Robinson Clogherinkoe

Toughest opponent: Chris Healy from Two Mile House

Favourite club player: Killian Galligan, Clogherinkoe

Favourite Inter County player: Conor McManus from Monaghan

Player you would love to have at your club: Luke Flynn from our neighbours Johnstownbridge!

Most memorable sporting moment: Has to be our 2015 U21 Championship win. Great memories from that day.

Favourite Gaa ground played in : Croke park

Best advice someone has given you : Hard work beats talent.

Young player in your club we should look out for: Aidan Boyle

Most skilful player on your team: Eanan lynch

What does it mean to Captain your side in Saturday’s County Final: It gives me and immense sense of pride and it’s an honour to Captain this fantastic bunch of lads.

Scottish Double For Downey At Ayr

Kildare Jockey Robbie Downey enjoyed a double at Ayr Racecourse yesterday as he partnered ‘Contact’ and ‘Baryshnikov’ to victory for trainer David Barron at the Scottish track.

Downey got the first of his double home in front after timing his run to perfection to get favourite ‘Contact’ up to pip ‘Headingley’ by a head in ‘The Gribbens Taxis Median Auction Maiden Stakes’.

The Kilcock native settled the 2 year old early in the race, making headway to chase the leaders from the two furlong marker, keeping on well inside the final furlong, before pipping ‘Headingley’ and Jason Hart on the line to take the win by a head, with ‘Berry Edge’ back in third.

Downey onboard Contact on the way back to the winners enclosure at Ayr.

Two hours later, Downey and Barron were back in the winners enclosure with the ‘Baryshnikov’. Downey had the 4-year-old was towards the rear early on but like when onboard ‘Contact’, he slowly made headway, though on this occasion the pair got to the front to lead narrowly at the 1f pole and despite edging left on the run in, they kept on to win by 3/4 of a length.

It was the second time in the space of three weeks that Downey had got ‘Baryshnikov’ home in front, after their victory at Chester on September 11th.

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