1916 Commemoration

Muckalee Football Club are holding a 1916 Commemoration on Sunday 24th April at 12pm with a parade from the Old Creamery.  It will be led by a lone Piper and Personnel from the Defence Forces.  The parade will also include Muckalee Football Club, St. Martin’s Hurling Club, St. Martin’s Camogie Club, Muckalee Ladies Football Club and school teams. Any other groups interested in taking part are asked to contact Club Secretary, Paddy Tynan.   The parade will proceed from the Old Cremary, to the pitch and around the track to the dressing rooms for reading of the Proclamation, raising of the National Flag and playing of our National Anthem.  Light refreshments will be available after.  The club will also have on display plans of their new facilities at the grounds in preparation for their Centenary in 2017.  So please come out and mark this historic occasion.  All are welcome.

Great win for U.16 Camogie

St.Martins u.16 camogie team finished their season on a high with a great win over neighbours O’Loughlin Gaels in the Shield Final on Tuesday night in St. John’s Park. There was nothing between the sides in a keenly contested first half. The girls battled hard with scores from Laura Tynan (1-2) and Rebecca Roche (0-1) and were just trailing by a single point at half time and would have been better off on the score board but for fine saves from the O’Loughlin Gaels goalkeeper.  Not to be outdone, St. Martin’s netminder Caoimhe McGuinness also pulled off some great saves throughout the game.  Half time score: O’Loughlin Gaels 1-4 St.Martins 1-3.  The second half saw St. Martin’s come out with great determination. O’Loughlin’s extended their lead by three points but St. Martin’s came back at them again with points from Laura Tynan and Alannah Keegan followed by a goal from Laura Tynan and a further 1-1 added by Katie O’Neill to take the lead. Loughlin’s got a consolation goal deep in injury time but the Saints took the spoils on a score line of St. Martin’s 3-8 to O’Loughlin Gaels 2-7.

Team: Caoimhe McGuinness, Chloe Dooley, Therese Kelly, Fiona Manning, Orlaith Cahill, Annie Dowling, Clodagh Hanlon, Katie Holohan, Claire Moore, Laura McDowell, Laura Tynan (2-5), Rebecca Roche (0-1), Kate Geoghegan, Katie O’Neill (1-1), Catriona Murtagh.

Subs: (all used) Alannah Keegan (0-1), Sinead Healy, Martina Morrissey, Emma Taylor, Hazel Moore, Grainne Kelly (inj). Roisin Coady (unavailable)

Selectors: Paddy Morrissey, Tom Dooley, Pat Geoghegan

Referee: Seamus Quigley

15th September 2015



St. Martin’s Camogie Club Registration and Important Dates

St. Martin’s Camogie Club will hold  a registration evening on Saturday 21st March in Muckalee Community Centre at 5:00pm.  Membership fees include insurance.  Fee: U.18’s €30, Senior Players €50, non-playing members €20.  Anyone intending playing this year, must have registered with the club.

Important Dates:

U.16 (B)

First Round: Home to Freshford- 1st April in Muckalee

Round 2: Away to Windgap- 15th April

Round 3: Away to O’Loughlins- 29th April

Round 4: Home to Tullaroan- 11th May in Coon

Round 5: Away to Emeralds- 29th June

Championship Dates: 17th, 29th July,

Semi-Final 9th Aug

Final: 12th Sept

Minor (A)

Round 1: Away to Paulstown- 6th April

Round 2: Home to Dicksboro- 4th May in Coon

Senior League/Championship

Round 1: Home to Ballyhale- 12th April in Muckalee

Round 2: Away to Thomastown- 8th May

Round 3: Home to Freshford/Lisdowney- 20th July in Coon

Championhip Dates: 4th August, 30th August

Semi-Final: 20th September

Final: 4th October

All County League:

Round 1: Away to Piltown- 19th April

Round 2: Away to Windgap- 28th June

Round 3: Home to Mullinvat- 6th July in Muckalee

Round 4: Home to Dickboro- 13th July in Muckalee

Joe Dolan Tribute Night

Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club are holding a Joe Dolan Tribute band in their club house on Saturday February 14th. Tickets available from Pádraig @ 087 2467686 or Toddy @ 087 2672753 or at the door on the night.

Junior + Junior B League/Championship 2015

North Junior Championship:

Prel Round: Erins Own vs St. Martin’s (A)

Prel Round: Galmoy vs Clara (B)

Qtr Final: Dicksboro vs Cloneen (C)

Qtr Final: Winner of A vs Winner of B (D)

Qtr Final: Barrow Rangers vs O’Loughlins (E)

Qtr Final: Blacks and Whites vs James Stephens (F)

Semi Final: Winner of F vs Winner of E

Semi Final: Winner of C vs Winner of D

North Junior B League:  (all play each other)

Group A: St. Lachtains, Erins Own, Lisdowney, Cloneen, Threecastles.

Group B: Conahy Shamrocks, Blacks + Whites, Barrow Rangers, Bennettsbridge, Dicksboro.

Group C: Clara, James Stephens, Danesfort, Galmoy, St. Martin’s

North Junior B Championship: (all play each other)

Group A: St. Lachtains, Conahy Shamrocks, Clara, Erins Own, Blacks + Whites

Group B: James Stephens, Lisdowney, Barrow Rangers, Danesfort, Cloneen

Group C: Bennettsbridge, Galmoy, Threecastles, Dicksboro, St. Martin’s



St. Martin’s/Muckalee Member’s Draw Nov-Dec (incl Christmas Draw) Results 2014

St. Martin’s H.C/Muckalee GFC Member’s Draw

November 2014

€400             Geraldine Morrissey, Julianstown

€200             T.J Kelly C/O Richard Nolan, Knockalane

€100             Tracy Kealy, Mothel

€100             Jim Moran, Knockmajor

€50               John Shore, Carlow Road, Bilboa

€50               Eddie Cody, Lower Muckalee

€50               Helena O’Mahony, Knockmajor

€50               Tina Shore, Coon West

€50               Noel Shortall, Coon East

€50               Joan Coonan, Muckalee

December 2014

€600             Jimmy Maher, Lower Muckalee

€400             Paddy Kehoe, Reevanagh

€200             Jim Moran, Knockmajor

€100             Ann Hennessy, Knockmajor

€100             Seamus Shortall, Cruttenclogh

€100             Breda Tynan, Ballyfoyle

€100             Tom Shaw, Rathdrum

€100             Sean Kelly, Coon West

€100             Conor Kinsella, Coon West

€50               Danny Quirke, The Ridge, Coolcullen

€50               Breda Gill, Kilkieran

€50               Joe Dowling, Cruttenclogh

€50               Carmel Hennessy, Knockmajor

€50               Joe Meagher, Kilkieran

€50               Helena O’Mahony

€50               Rose Dowling, Cruttenclogh

€50               Philip Shore (Jr), The Bungalow

€50               Don Callanan, Ruthstown

€50               Dick Preston C/O Richard O’Shea

€50               John Hogan, Gaulstown

€50               Tom Murphy, Drumherin

€50               Billy Costigan, Scanlandsland

€50               Peggy Cahill, Muckalee


Family Draw (Biscuits and Sweets Hamper)

o   Coghlan Family, Cruttenclogh (Donal)

o   Coogan Family, Coon East (Liam)

o   Brennan Family, Coon West (Donal)

o   O’Shea Family, Damerstown (Richard)

o   O’Keeffe Family, Coolcullen (Seamus)

o   Lawlor Family, Coon East (Aidan)

o   Murphy Family, Knockmajor (Murty)

o   Maher Family, Park (Brendan)

o   Kelly Family, Cruttenclogh (Jimmy)

o   Brennan Family, Kilkieran (Micheal)

o   McDowell Family, Knockshanbally (Pat)

o   O’Mahony Family, Knockmajor (John)

o   Kelly Family, Cruttenclogh (Kieran)

o   Murphy Family, Reevanagh (Liam)

o   O’Neill Family, Coon East (Sean)

o   Ryan Family, Clorinka (John)

o   Brennan Family, Knockmajor (John)

o   Nolan Family, Knockalane (Richard)

o   Purcell Family, Coon East (Nicholas)

o   Clancy Family, Coolcullen (Niall)

U. 21 B Championship Quarter Final

St. Martin’s U.21’s took on a fit and physical Emeralds side in Freshford today in the championship quarter final.  Playing on a sticky pitch, the going was tough.  Shane Kinsella got Martin’s first score on the board after he converted a free when Luke Maher was fouled.  The Urlingford side kicked into action with scores from Connor Martin (x2), Davy O’Gorman and Mick Fitzgerald for them them to go 0-4 to 0-1 up after eight minutes.  Coming up to mid way through the half, Shane Kinsella and Brian Troy exchanged points for their sides.  Jason Shore converted a long range free with David Walsh also pointing to close the gap on their opponents. (0-5 to 0-4)  Jason Shore did very well to save a a penalty struck well by Connor Martin heading towards half time.  The aforementioned, along with his colleague Jamie Ryan, extended Emerald’s side to leave three between the sides at half time.  (0-7 to 0-4)  St. Martin’s started off the second half as they did the first half, getting the first score of the half when Jason Shore pointed a free.  Shane Kinsella converted two more free’s in an attempt to close the gap.  However, Emeralds were the better team on the day with Connor Martin scoring his sides goal early on in the third quarter.  They drove on and earned themselves a nice lead which could not be closed.  Once again, Shane Kinsella closed the game with a fine point from play to leave the full time score Emeralds 1-14 to St. Martin’s 0-8.

Team: Jason Shore (0-2), Paddy Heffernan, Thomas Walsh, Shane Egan, David Walsh (0-1), Paddy Brennan, Robert Reid, Shane Kinsella (0-5), Jack Dowling, Luke Maher, Ruairí Kinsella, Mark Coady, Donal Shore, David Breen, Adrian Farrell.

Subs: Shane Walsh, James Callanan, Colm O’Neill, Shane Dowling, Alan Lawlor (all used), Loughlin Hogan, Ronan Tynan, John Joe Kelly, Jason Allen, Aidan Egan, William Trousdell, Eoin Murphy.

Team Management: Seamus Tynan, Conor Kinsella, Paul Maher, Joe Maher, Ollie Walsh

Referee: John Guinan

15th November 2014



St. Canice’s Senior Hurling County Semi Final

In front of a large crowd in Nowlan Park, St. Martin’s took on renowned Ballyhale Shamrocks in the County Senior Hurling Semi-Final.  The task ahead of them was a great one but not one that they would shy away from.  Lining out without the injured Mick Morrissey, Martin’s got off to a great start going six points to two up courtesy of some fine points from John Maher, Thomas Breen and Joe Maher.  John Maher converted a free in the 20th minute which was to be St. Martin’s final score of the half.  After that, they had to get to grips with the Ballyhale attack as the two Reids, Eoin and T.J (scoring two free’s) and Henry Shefflin brought the sides back level before Cha Fitzpatrick scored two successive points to take the lead going in at half time.  (Ballyhale Shamrocks 0-8, St. Martin’s 0-6).  John Mulhall got Martin’s deficit down to one upon the resumption but then T.J Reid converted a further two frees to put three between the sides.  John Maher exchanged points with Shefflin, T.J Reid and Colin Fennelly when he scored a 21m free and tapped over two from play.  (three points difference)  However, Martin’s were reduced to 14 men and straight away Shamrocks took advantage when Mark Aylward came on for Ballyhale and immediately made an impact.  Henry Shefflin prevented the ball from going out for a sideline and found T.J Reid who in turn laid the ball off to Aylward who finished to the net to put six between the sides.  With the Saints been a man down, they had to work hard.  With further points from Eoin Reid, Cha Fitz, David Hoyne, Conor Walsh and Mark Aylward, Ballyhale extended their lead.  John Maher, Eoin McGrath and Joe Maher each pointed but the last score of the game belonged to Henry Shefflin as he pointed in the dying seconds of injury time for Ballyhale to run out winners on a scoreline of 1-19 to St. Martin’s 0-14.

Team: Colin McGrath, James Maher, Ollie Walsh, Shane Cadigan, Tom Breen (0-1), Paddy Nolan, Bryan Byrne, James Dowling, Canice Maher, Brian Mulhall (0-1), Eoin McGrath (0-1), Joe Maher (0-2), John Mulhall (0-1), John Maher (0-8), Paul Maher.

Subs: Jason Shore, Mick Morrissey, Robert Shore, Shane Kinsella (used), Paddy Dowlig, Luke Maher, Paddy Brennan, Brian Cadigan, Thomas Walsh, Adrian Farrell, Eugene Maher, Jack Dowling, Donal Shore, Shane Egan.

Management: Charlie Carter, Richard O’Shea, Ronan Ruane, Aidan Lawlor

Referee: Raymond Byrne (Glenmore)

2nd November 2014.

Senior Team 2014

St. Martin’s Senior Hurling Team 2014

St. Canice’s Senior Hurling Championship Quarter Final

On a typical October day in Freshford, St. Martin’s and Dicksboro squared up to each other in the Quarter Final of the Senior Hurling Championship.  It was a second half performance that sealed the deal for St. Martin’s despite a late goal for the Boro. Playing against the wind in the first half, Eoin McGrath got proceedings under way with a well taken point.  More than a minute later, Ollie Walsh got Dicksboro off the mark with a point of his own.  John Maher put Martin’s three ahead when he finished the ball to the net before converting a free to put four between sides after seven minutes.  That was Martin’s last score until the 19th Minute.  In the meantime, Cillian Buckley and Shane Maher cut into the deficit before Evan Cody got the equaliser for them.  Eddie O’Donoghue leathered the ball into the back of St. Martin’s net to take the lead for Dicksboro.  Suddenly, Martin’s found themselves four points down.  John Maher pointed two free’s while John Mulhall and Eoin McGrath all added points before half time while their counterparts, Shane Maher, Cillian Buckley, Ollie Walsh and Andrew Gaffney all pointed for Dicksboro to leave the half time score St. Martin’s 1-6, Dicksboro 1-9.  The second half saw St. Martin’s come out and take advantage of the strong breeze with a Brian Mulhall point.  Shortly after, Eoin McGrath pointed to put one between the sides.  Andrew Gaffney pointed two free’s for Dicksboro to increase their lead to three once again.  Within the next ten minutes Dicksboro were held while James Dowling and John Maher chipped away to decrease their deficit to a single point.  Colin McGrath ensured that Martin’s took the lead scoring 1-1 within in a two minute spell.  Andrew Gaffney pointed yet another free to put two between the sides.  Canice Maher got the three point lead back once before John Maher scored a further three unanswered points.  Martin Gaffney scored a late consolation goal for Dicksboro at the end of normal time. John Maher and Andrew Gaffney had the final say of the game, exchanging scores but it was St. Martin’s who ran out deserving winners on a scoreline of 2-16 to 2-13.

Team: Colin McGrath (1-1), James Maher, Ollie Walsh, Shane Cadigan, Bryan Byrne, Paddy Nolan, Mick Morrissey, James Dowling (0-1), Canice Maher (0-1), Thomas Breen, Eoin McGrath (0-3), Brian Mulhall (0-1), Paul Maher, John Maher (1-8), John Mulhall (0-1).

Subs: Joe Maher (used), Jason Shore, Shane Kinsella, Paddy Dowling, Robert Shore, Luke Maher, Noel D’Arcy, Aidan Murphy, Paddy Brennan, Brian Cadigan, Thomas Walsh, Donal Shore, Adrian Farrell, Eugene Maher, Jack Dowling, Shane Egan, Kevin Tynan. Team Management: Charlie Carter, Aidan Lawlor, Ronan Ruane, Richard O’Shea

Referee: Peter Bourke

19th October 2014.

Senior County Hurling Championship Rd. 1

On a lovely day in Páirc Lachtain in Freshford with the sunshine blazing as if it were summer, St. Martin’s took on Fenian’s of Johnstown to gain a place in the Quarter final of the Senior Hurling Championship.  Conor Tobin got Fenian’s on the score board with a point.  Tom Breen got Martin’s off the mark and Shane Kinsella got the lead point when Eoin McGrath delivered a good pass to him in the fourth minute.  John Broderick and James Dowling exchanged scores before John Maher added two points from free’s for Martin’s to go ahead by two points.  (0-5 to 0-3)  Paul Maher extended that lead further for his side but Fenian’s Kieran Grehan worked hard to cancel out that score with a point of his own.  James Dowling shot a lovely point cutting through the middle of field to put Martin’s two up heading  towards half time.  However, John Broderick converted a 65 and free to leave the sides level at the interval.  (St. Martin’s 0-7, Fenian’s 0-7).  Within five minutes of the restart, St. Martin’s found themselves two points down as Danny Dermody and Conor Tobin stole the lead for the Fenian’s.  However, Martin’s dug deep when Paul Maher and his brother John claimed the lead back.  (0-10 to 0-9). John Broderick got Fenian’s final score in the 15th minute with a pointed free.  From then on, Martin’s were made to work hard to take back the lead again as John Maher converted three well deserved free’s for Martin’s to win by a three point margin.  The fact that there were no goals in the game was down to three fantastic saves from Colin McGrath and one from PJ Ryan who kept their goals intact.   With a 0-13 to 0-10 victory St. Martin’s will have their name in the hat for the draw for the quarter finals Monday night.

Team: Colin McGrath, James Maher, Ollie Walsh, Shane Cadigan, Bryan Byrne, Paddy Nolan, Mick Morrissey, Paddy Dowling, James Dowling (0-2), Thomas Breen (0-1), Eoin McGrath, Paul Maher (0-2), John Mulhall, John Maher (0-7), Shane Kinsella (0-1).

Subs: Canice Maher (used), Brian Mulhall (used), Joe Maher (used), Jason Maher, Luke Maher, Noel D’arcy, Aidan Murphy, Brian Cadigan, Paddy Brennan, Thomas Walsh, Donal Shore, Adrian Farrell, Eugene Maher, Jack Dowling, Shane Egan.

Team Management: Charlie Carter, Richard O’Shea, Aidan Lawlor, Ronan Ruane

Referee: Sean Cleere

12th October 2014

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