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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.

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.

Kilcock duo named on Kildare Minor panel for 2020

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.

Maynooth Jockey Maye partners Geological to famous Dundalk victory

Young Maynooth Jockey Vanessa Maye rode her first career win onboard ‘Geological’ in the ‘Book your Christmas party at Dundalk 7f handicap’ at Dundalk Stadium tonight.

The victory was one of the most popular on the night as ‘Geological’ won on his 100th career start and 55th (5wins) at the County Louth track, giving Maye her first victory.

Maye got the eventual 22/1 winner to the front one furlong in and found herself two lengths clear with two furlongs remaining, before extending that advantage and though they were slightly reeled in close to home, they held on well.

‘Geological’ has a habit of giving jockeys their first career win, with 10lb claimer Maye the 3rd jockey to benefit from the Damian English trained legend crossing the line with its nose in front.

English gave his reasons for booking the highly rated Maye; “We thought her 10lb claim would come in handy and he’s won twice before for girls so we thought we’d give it a go. That’s the third jockey he’s given a first winner to as well”

The former Scoil Choca Naofa and Scoil Dara Kilcock student, who works out of Jack Davison’s yard in Dunboyne has a very promising future.

Scoil Dara Kilcock v Enniscorthy

South Leinster Junior Football Q/F

Kilcock 7-17 Enniscorthy 0-5