Winning start

Muckalee Footballers made the trip to Danesfort for their first game in the Senior Football League 2018. In a well contested game Muckalee secured the points in a winning start to the year. Eoin Murphy was first to score with a goal in the opening minutes, and Sean Maher did like wise later in the half when he finished to the net after a good move involving John Mulhall and Tom Morrissey. Half time score 2-5 to 0-2. Danesfort had their best spell after the break scoring two goals without reply and in fairness to Muckalee they rose to the challenge and finished the game strongly adding a further goal from Matthew Cullen and some fine points. Result 3-10 to 2-3.

Team Stephen Murphy, James Maher, Ollie Walsh, Thomas,Walsh, David Walsh,Patrick Nolan 0-2, Jason Shore, Mick Morrissey 0-2, Tom Breen 0-2, Damien Tynan, John Mulhall 0-1,Eoin Murphy 1-0, Sean Maher 1-1, Tom Morrissey 0-2, Eugene Maher.

Subs. Brian Cahill, Matthew Cullen 1-0, JJ Kelly (used), Colm Kealy (used), Ciaran Fitzpatrick (used) , Adam Comerford.

Manager John Maher

 Selectors Tom Cullen , Robert Shore, Alan Murphy.

Ref. Paul Cahill


Juniors miss out

The Junior Footballers had their outing first of 2018 against Graigue Ballycallan. The game was played as part of a double header at MW Hire Center Dunmore , first up was Railyard and Lisdowney, with Lisdowney advancing to the final after a convincing win. Muckalee and Graigue Ballycallan was a much closer contest which was decided after extra time . Despite the cold  and sleathy showers they sides had to be admired for footballing efforts throughout the 80 plus minutes . Muckalee started well and were leading at half time 2-7 to 1-1, with the aid of the elements. Graigue dominated the second half to level the score at the end of normal time 2-8 to 3-5.  In the first ten minutes  of extra Muckalee added four points to a goal for Ballycallan, two tired sides still had ten minutes and with time running out it looked like Muckalee would contest the final  but a last gasp attack for Graigue ended with a  goal and victory, score 5-5 to 2-13.


Team Danny Quirke, Colm Kealy, Damien Tynan,Ciaran Brennan, Mark Murphy 0-1, Jack Nolan, Eugene Maher, James Kelly 0-1, Adam Comerford 0-1, Eoin Murphy 1-3, John Mulhall 0-5, Aidan Egan 0-1, Sean Maher1-1, John Joe Kelly, Ciaran Fitzpatrick.     Nicky Purcell, Conor Mulhall (all played)

Selectors Tom Dooley, Nicky Purcell, Anthony Maher, John Mulhall.

Ref. Peter Burke