St. Martins GAA would like to wish all our members and friends a very Happy, Sporting and Peaceful New Year.


St. Martins Minor footballers struggle in County final.

St Martins were beaten in the Football County final in Bennetsbridge where a two goal blast early in the second proved to be their undoing

Against a team with many playing their football in good counsel ‘Martins were under pressure with many of the side having played a u-16 final only a few days earlier whilst they also had to deal with the absence of Donal Shore through injury.

Patrick Brennan scored St Martins first point but Tullogher were quickly ahead 0-2 to 0-1. Mark Dowling levelled matters but it was at this stage Tullogher made a burst going 0-4 to 0-2 ahead. Brandon Sheehan pointed before Shane Dowling booted St Martins into the lead by waving a green flag.

It was all level by halftime 1-5 a piece but Tullogher got a sweet start scoring 2-1 without reply. St Martins did come back into the game and wasted some scoring chances and had a penalty appeal turned. But it was just not to be their day with Tullogher adding four points late on to seal victory.

St Martins 1-6 3-10 Tullogher Rosbercon

A special word to Tom Shore & Jimmy Kelly who stood down after years of service as selectors numbering well in excess of thirty years.

St Martins: Conor Fahy, Loughlin Hogan, Robert Reid, Alan Kelly, Shane Kinsella, Richard Teehan, John Joe Kelly, Adrian Farrell (C), Brandon Sheehan, Finn Dowling, Patrick Brennan, Jason Shore, Conor Dowling, Shane Dowling, Mark Dowling.

Subs: David Walsh, Brian Cody, Tommy Quirke, Aidan Egan, Damien Egan (all used), Ronan Tynan, Tommy Downey, William Trousdell, Eoin Murphy, Colm O’Neill, Sean Maher.

Selectors: Tom Shore, Jimmy Kelly, Patrick O’Flynn

U16 team shine under lights in Football County Final

St. Martins U16 lads claimed an early Christmas present when they won the Roinn B U16 football championship under lights in Muckalee. Playing against a strong wind in the first half Emeralds were first to score with a point from play after eight minutes. St. Martins forwards created some good chances and eventually got a point to level matters. After a few missed efforts we goaled and added two more points to 3 pointed frees from emralds to leave half time score St. Martins 1-3 Emeralds 0-4. With the rain now falling and the wind up our lads put some serious pressure on the opposition resulting in well taken scores. The lads playing well and backing each other up around the field driving forward from the half backs the scores eventually came to close out the game on a scoreline of St. Martins 3-8 Emeralds 0-8. Congrats to all members of this panel as a lot of hard work was put in all year resulting in this hard fought win. Thanks to Muckalee football field committee for having the pitch in such good condition at this time of year.

St. Martins U16 County Football Champions 2013

St. Martins U16 County Football Champions 2013

team: Conor Fahey, Adam Kelly, Brian Coady, Colm O’Niell, Eoin Murphy, John Joe Kelly, Loughlin Hogan, Brandon Sheehan (capt), Jack Manning, Connor Dowling, Robert Reid, Fin Dowling, Tommy Downey, Tommy Quirke, Sean Maher.
subs: Ciaran Coady, Ciaran Brennan, Jack Nolan, Ciaran Fitzpatrick, Cian Morrissey, Adam Comerford.
mentors: Andy Dowling, Ger O’Niell, Micheal Brennan

Postponed: 6K Fun Run

Due to icy road conditions, the 6K Fun Run has been postponed until a later date.

Date for AGM

St.Martins Hurling Club AGM will take place on Friday 17th January in Coon at 7.30. Nomination papers available in all churches and need to be returned by January 10th to secretary.

St Martins/ Muckalee Members Draw December 2013 Results

€600   Mary Shore Cruttenclough

€400  Jim Agar Coon East

€200  Micheal Rice Coolraheen

€100   Murty Murphy Knockmajor

€100   Bridie Doyle Coon West

€100   Sean O Neill Coon East

€100   Micheal Manning Ballyfoyle

€100   Malachy Murphy Knocknew

€100  Tommy Malone Damerstown

€100  Ann Cantwell Clorinka

€50    Sean Quirke Ballyfoyle

€50    Fr Martin Ryan

€50   Jackie Bolger Coolcullen

€50   Patricia Agar Donaguile

€50   Brenda Farrell Damerstown

€50   Gerry Buggy Cruttenclough

€50   Anna Murphy Knockmajor

€50   Joe Hennessy Coolraheen

€50   Ronan Ruane Damerstown

€50   Shane Cadigan Uskerty

€50   Micheal Callanan Ruthstown

€50   Ann Walsh The Brow

€50   Mary Cody Corbettstown

€50  Aidan Lawler Coon West

House Prize sponsored by Ranchers Return Kevin Cummins Corbettstown


Family Draw

1. Sean O Neill Coon East

2. Micheal Brennan Kylefarney

3. John Maher Damerstown

4. Joe Egan Webbsboro

5. Martin Dooley Knockshanbally

6. Bobby Shore Coon West

7. Seamus O Keeffe Coolcullen

8. Danny Quirke The Ridge

9.  Martin Ryan Damerstown

10. Murty Murphy Knockmajor

11.  Pat Murtagh Barry’s Cross

12. John Ryan The Hill Damerstown

13.  Donal Brennan Coon

14.  Pat O Donovan Coon West

15.  Paul Corcoran Ballyfoyle

16. John James Dowling Park

17. Billy Coogan Damerstown

18.  Tom Shore Cruttenclough

19.  Matt Hogan Gaulstown

20.  Benji Burke Coon


St. Martins/ Muckalee Gaa Clubs would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and New Year.


St.Martins/Muckalee Members Draw November 2013 Results

€400  Joe Nolan Corbettstown

€200   Elizabeth Dowd Damerstown

€100   Sean Quirke Ballyfoyle

€100   Tanya Morrissey Cruttenclough

€50      Eamon Healy Julianstown

€50      Declan Holohan Coon

€50      Joe Meagher Kilkieran

€50      Ann Geoghegan Gaulstown

€50      Marie Healy  Cruttenclough

€50      Maura Rice Coolraheen



Members Draw

St. Martins/Muckalee Members Draw will take place in Ranchers Return Coon on Sunday 22nd December.  All Welcome.

St. Martin’s minors make the Football County final with great semi win.

St Martins Minor Footballers qualified for the football county final when they defeated a fancied St Fiacres in Coon who had defeated them well in the league.

Before the start of the game St Martins suffered a blow with the loss of Jason Shore & Donal Shore through injury.

The freshness & eagerness of the home team stood out as they raced into a 4-2 to 0-0 lead after 12minutes.

By half time they had gone further ahead with some fine inter play with the score standing at 5-5 to 0-1.

Despite facing a stiff second half breeze St Martins still won the second half by 2-2 to 1-4 & they now face Tullogher Rosbercon in the final.

Final score;  St Martins 7-7 1-5 St Fiacres

St Martins: Conor Fahy, Loughlin Hogan, Robert Reid, Alan Kelly, Shane Kinsella, Richard Teehan, David Walsh, Adrian Farrell (Capt), Brandon Sheehan, John Joe Kelly, Patrick Brennan, Finn Dowling, Conor Dowling, Shane Dowling, Mark Dowling.

Subs: Damien Egan, Brian Cody, Aidan Egan, Tommy Quirke, Tommy, Downey, Ronan Tynan, Colm O’Neill, Eoin Murphy, Sean Maher (all used)

Ref: Eamon Mansfield

U-16 Football Championship Semi Final v Rower Inistoige

After a good performance in the previous round we headed to Inistoige knowing we had every chance against a fancied Rower Inistoige side. Due to a mix up with the refferee the game started thirty minutes late. St. Martins lads kept focused and settled quickly into the game with a goal and two points on the board in the first ten minutes. The Rower added two points before we got another goal after creating a lot of chances.Rower Inistoige got a goal five minutes before half time leaving the score St. Martins 2-4 Rower Inistoige 1-2 ahead. Still all to play for our backs came under serious pressure early in the second half but held tough and with the midfield and fordwards making life hard for Rower Inistoige we added 1-5 to win on a scoreline of St. Martins 3-9 to Rower Inistoige 1-2.


Conor Fahey, Adam Kelly, Brian Coady, Colm O’Neill, Eoin Murphy, John Joe Kelly, Loughlin Hogan, Brandon Sheehan (capt.), Jack Manning, Conor Dowling, Robert Reid, Finn Dowling, Sean Maher, Tommy Quirke, Tommy Downey.


Ciarán Brennan, Jack Nolan, Cian Morrissey, Ciaran Fitzpatrick (all used), Ciarán Coady (inj.)


Andy Dowling, Ger O’Neill, Micheál Brennan


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