Junior quarter final


Muckalee played Tullaroan in the quarter final of the Junior football championship a repeat of last years fixture. The game played in Muckalee under lights, was competitive throughout. Tullaroan were ahead at the break 1-5 to 0-6. A goal from Eoin Murphy in the last quarter had Muckalee in the lead but Tullaroan replied immediately to regain the lead. A gallant effort from the lads overall. Final score 2-9 to 1-10.

Team Darragh Coughlan, Matthew Shortall, James Maher 0-2, Robert Reid, Mark Coady, Joe Maher 0-1, Colm Kealy , Justin Manning 0-1, Dan Comerfort, Sean Maher 0-1, Jason Shore, Tom Lawlor, Josh Dempsey 0-1, John Maher 0-2, Fionn Lawlor 0-2 Subs Tommy Quirke, Eoin Murphy 1-0, Eugene Maher, Aidan Egan, James Carrigan, Donal Coughlan, Conor Mulhall, Ronan Shore, James Dowling(l)

Selectors Seamus Tynan ,John Ryan, Tom Dooley, Nicholas Purcell, Anthony Maher

Ref. Eamon Mansfield

3/10/2020

St Martins GAA Summer Camp 2020


St Martins GAA will be running a Summer GAA Camp from the 10th to the 15th of August. The attached application form has all the details of the camp.

Ronnie’s Relay unites the Kilkenny community


On the 27th June, under the dwindling restrictions of the Covid-19 lockdown, a 24 hour virtual relay – Ronnie’s Relay -is being hosted by St Martins GAA club in north Kilkenny.

In this event, men, women and children of the parish will be walking, running or cycling “virtually” between every GAA pitch in the county, and for the record, there are 42 of them over a distance of 426km.

A whole host of stars have endorsed this via a video campaign from across all walks of life including Brian Cody, Jim Bolger, DJ Carey, Henry Shefflin, Davy Fitzgerald, Marty Morrissey, Colm Bonnar, Lee Chin, Derek McGrath, Stephen Ward, Ken McGrath, Ian Dempsey, Mags D’Arcy, Edwina Keane, Jon Egan, Ursula Jacob, Martin Kavanagh, Richie Hogan and Seanie Maguire.

But they will not be alone, they will be joined by many othersaround the country who have come out to support the event. The hurlers, footballers and camogie players of Muckalee, Coon and Ballyfoyle will be joined by members An Garda Siochana and the Army, Lisdowney, Castlecomer, Conahy and Tullaroan hurling clubs, Deen Celtic soccer club, Kilkenny Triathlon club, the local cycling club and the Nore Dragon Paddlers, to name just a few

Ronnie’s Relay is primarily being run in support of Veronica (Ronnie) Clancy, and is also in aid of two great charities, Jim Bolger’s Hurling for Cancer and the fantastic Carlow Kilkenny Homecare team.

Ronnie, originally a Lisdowney woman, married Niall in 2003 and settled in Coon. There they are bringing up their young family, Emma, Hannah and Evan. Ronnie is a proud member of An Garda Siochana, based in Athy. The family are steeped in sport. Ronnie is a member of the Nore Dragon Paddlers and is a committee member with “Relay for Life”, while Niall hurled with St Martins and is an active member of the club, serving as one of the many volunteers behind the scenes ensuring everything runs smoothly. All the children are involved at various levels within the club and Emma is also a keen basketballer with Kilkenny Stars.

While it all sounds picturesque, unfortunately it hasn’t been an easy path for Ronnie. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012 when Evan was just 10 days old. As a young mother, an aggressive treatment path followed of both Chemo and Radiotherapy. The recovery was long and not without complication, but she was determined to recover. While she never officially received the all clear she was able to take up numerous activities supporting cancer charities. Through Relay for Life she was not just able to support the various charities, but she also inspired Emma & Hannah in 2016 to have their beautiful long hair cut to donate to the Princess Trust Fund for children also struck with this terrible disease. In 2016 Ronnie was one of the founding members of the NoreDragon Paddlers, a group of dragon boat paddlers who comprise of breast cancer survivors. With them she has been fortunate enough to travel throughout Ireland & Europe to compete in various events.

The spectre of cancer however was never far away from Ronnie having lost both her mother Mary and sister Mary-Beth to it in recent years. In January this year during a routine check-up, Ronnie received the crushing news that her cancer had returned. Her old enemy was back and this time it hadinvaded her bones. Knowing the battle that is ahead, the Clancy family have buckled down. Despite the disruptions caused to treatment in these unusual Covid-19 times, their battle with cancer will be hard fought.

Hence this community of north Kilkenny are determined to help. They have enlisted the support of many through St Martins Patrick O’Flynn , Chairman of St Martins Bord na nOg proudly states “It’s an honour for the club to facilitate this event for these great causes, especially in these challenging times”.

Friends, colleagues, acquaintances, sport stars both local and national, have pledged their support for this young mother & the charities involved. You can too, at Ronnie’s Relay gofundme page with €18.4k already raised. Be part of this story to support Ronnie and the broader cancer struggle through Hurling for Cancer and the Carlow Kilkenny Homecare team.

Details and regular updates can be found at St Martins hurling club facebook, twitter & Instagram pages and #ronniesrelay through Pado Flynn (083) 4631641 or Paddy Kealy (087) 276 0628

Ronnie’s Relay


We are running a cancer fundraiser for Veronica Clancy and Family and in association with Jim Bolger’s Hurling for Cancer charity and also the Carlow Kilkenny Home Care team who are specialist in palliative care in our local area. The format of the fundraiser will be a 24 hour virtual relay between all GAA club grounds in Co Kilkenny. We are planning to hold the event on Saturday June 27th and Sunday June 28th.  Participants will have the option of walking, running or cycling depending on the length of the leg of the relay.  All rules related to Covid 19 will be adhered to as part of the event.  If you wish to partake in the event please contact Paddy Kealy on 087-2760628 or for general queries contact Patrick O’Flynn on 083-4631641.  Thanks very much for your contribution. Donations can be made on Ronnie’s Relay Go Fund Me page.

Championship exit


Mooncoin were the visitors to Muckalee for the first round of the Senior Football championship . With the away side playing with the aid of a gale force wind the hosts did really well to be level at the break 0-5 each. Mooncoin were on top for the opening quarter scoring some great points. Muckalee got their first score of the half in the fifteenth minute and pushed for victory right to the end put is was not enough although they can bemoan some bad finishing and bad luck hitting the cross bar in each half. Final score 0-12 to 0-9.

Stephen Murphy, Shane Fahy, Ollie Walsh, Darragh Quinlan, Noel Darcy, Paddy Nolan, Shane Kinsella, Canice Maher 0-1, Tom Breen, John Mulhall 0-1, Robert Shore 0-1, Bryan Byrne 0-3, 1f, Bill Dowling, Mick Morrissey, Jack Farrell. Colin McGrath 0-3 f, Tom Morrissey (used), Harry Kealy (used), Eugene Maher, Jason Shore, David Walsh, Brandon Sheehan, Matthew Shorthall, Aidan Egan, Ronan Shore, Tommy Quirke, Joe Maher(inj.)

Selectors John Maher, Shane Coonan, Paul Maher, Robert Shore.

Ref.Peter Burke

7/3/2020

League ends


Muckalee travelled to play their last game in the Senior Football League against Mullinavat. On a cold but dry morning it was the County Champions from last year that prevailed due to better finishing when they got their chances. Half time score 2-6 to 0-5 . Despite upping their game in the second period it was not enough to unsettle Mullinivat who ran out winners 4-12 to 1-9, Bryan Byrne scoring the goal for Muckalee, Jack Farrell acquited himself well on his first start for the Seniors. Next outing is the first round of the championship v Mooncoin in Muckalee

Team Stephen Murphy, Shane Fahy, Ollie Walsh, Darragh Quinlan, Noel Darcy, Canice Maher 0-1, Shane Kinsella, Joe Maher 0-1, Bryan Byrne 1-1, John Mulhall, Tom Breen 0-1,Robert Shore, Eugene Maher0-1, Mick Morrissey 0-3,if,Jack Farrell,

SubsConor Mulhall, Thomas Lalor, Bill Dowling (all played)

SelectorsJohn Maher, Robert Shore, Shane Coonan, Paul Maher.

REf. Stephen Delaney

23/2 2020

Senior League


 Muckalee travelled to Mooncoin for their second game in the Senior Football League. It was the home side with the aid of a gale force wind that dominated the first half leading 0-6 to no score at half time.  On the resumption the Muckalee attack had more luck with their finishing to get back in the game, levelling coming up to full time but a point for Mooncoin gave them victory. Well done to Bill Dowling who made his Senior debut doing well. Final Score 1-8 to 1-7.

Team Eoin McGrath, Shane Fahy,Ollie Walsh, Colm Kealy, Noel Darcy, Canice Maher 0-1,Shane Kinsella, Bryan Byrne, Thomas Breen, Jack Farrell, John Mulhall 0-2, Darragh Quinlan, Sean Maher 0-1, Mick Morrissey 1-4,3f, Bill Dowling,

Eugene Maher(used),Brandon Sheehan (used),Jason Shore(used),Aidan Egan, John Joe Kelly, Ciaran FitzPatrick.

Sel. Robert Shore, Paul Maher, Shane Coonan, John Maher

Ref.Richard Dowling

9/2/2020

 

Second round


Carrickshock were the visitors to the Community School grounds in the second match of the Junior League against Muckalee. After a well contested opening half the score was 2-4 to 0-6 in favour of the visitors. The scores from Robert Shore, Darragh Quinlan and  Eoin Murphy. On the resumption Carrickshock took a firm grip on the game to run out convincing winners, on a day that Bill Dowling and Matthew Shorthall made their debuts at this level playing really well only two weeks after winning the u17 County football Final.Result 5-10 to 0-7                                                                                                  .                                               Team Eugene Maher, Matthew Shorthall ,David Walsh, Darragh Coughlan, Bill Dowling, Harry Kealy Donal Coughlan, , John Joe Kelly (capt.), Robert Reid, Eoin Murphy 0-4 f,Tom Morrissey, Ronan Shore, Darragh Quinlan 0-1, Robert Shore 0-2, Tommy Quirke, Mark Dowling, Aidan Egan, John Maher , Brandon Sheehan , All played

Selectors Tom Dooley, Nicky Purcell, Seamus Tynan, Anthony Maher.

Ref Ger o Grady

2/1/2020

Good start


Muckalee Senior footballers made a good start to the League with a hard fought win against Clara in Clara. The early exchanges were even with both sides missing some goal chances but the visiting side had a five point lead at the break 0-8 to 0-3. The points came from Mick Morrissey with three Thomas Breen two and one each from Canice Maher,Shane Kinsella and Thomas Lalor. Fresh from their win in the u17 County Football Final the selectors gave a number of those players a run out at Senior level, Shane Fahy, Thomas Lalor, Jack Farrell, and Josh Dempsey who scored a goal with his first touch early in the second half, all four lads accquited themselves well. Just when it looked like Muckalee looked to have a commanding lead wind assisted Clara scored two goals in a minute to thunder back into contention for the points. Colin McGrath, Mick Morrissey and Canice Maher added points in the second half to leave the final score Muckalee 1-11 to Clara 2-7 after a tight finish.

Team Stephen Murphy, Shane Fahy, Olllie Walsh, Colm Kealy, Shane Kinsella 0-1,Canice Maher0-2, Harry Kealy, Joe Maher, Bryan Byrne, John Mulhall, Thomas Breen0-2, Thomas Lalor 0-1f, Sean Maher, Mick Morrissey0-4, Darragh Quinlan. Subs Josh Dempsey 1-0, Colin McGrath 0-1f, Jack Farrell (used), David Walsh(used) Tommy Quirke, Eugene Maher, Ronan Shore, Conor Mulhall, JJ Kelly, Aidan Egan

Selectors Robert Shore,Paul Maher, Shane Coonan, John Maher

Ref. Eamonn Mansfield

1/2/2020

Club Membership 2020


St Martins GAA  & Muckalee GFC Membership Breakfast / Brunch Morning:  the clubs are holding a membership registration morning on Saturday February 8thfrom 10:30 to 14:00 in Muckalee Community Centre.  If you come along and sign up your 2020 membership on the day you will get a free breakfast.  The General Election is on the same day, so people will have the opportunity to vote and then call over to the breakfast / brunch morning to pay their GAA registration.  Juvenile membership registration will also be taken as part of the breakfast morning.  There will also be an opportunity to make a voluntary donation to the primary schools teams.

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