Muckalee loose out

Muckalee came up short in the County senior football semifinal against reigning champions Railyard, the game was play in Erins Own ground. The sides were level at the break 0-3 each. On a difficult day for football scores were hard to come by but it was Railyard who qualified for the final on the scoreline 0-7 to 0-6.

Team Stephen Murphy, Noel Darcy,Oliver Walsh, Aidan Murphy, Mick Morrissey, Paddy Nolan, Martin Dowling, Paul Maher,Bryan Byrne, John Mulhall 0-1,Tom Breen,Tom Morrissey, Fionn Lalor, John Maher 0-5, Eoin McGrath.

Subs. James Maher (used), Jason Shore (used), Conor Dowling, Shane Kinsella, Conor Kinsella, Shane Egan, John Joe Kelly, Aidan Egan, Damien Egan, Joe Maher (inj),Tommy Quirke (inj)


Selectors. Tom Cullen, Nicholas Purcell, Martin Dowd, Larry Maher.


Ref.Eugene Ryan




Muckalee make Semis

Muckalee and James Stephens clashed in the quarter final of the Senior Football Championship in a home venue under lights . Muckalee started well and took a two point lead, but the visitors  took over scoring 1-5 without reply, the goal coming from a well struck penalty. A goal in the closing moments of the half from John Mulhall with the assist from John Maher closed the gap,  half-time score 1-5 to 1-3. Muckalee needed to up their game and with a good spread of scores throughout the team they made it into the semi-final helped by a goal from Tom Morrissey with the assist from Tom Breen. Final score 2-14 to 1-6.

Mark Murphy, Noel Darcy, Oliver Walsh 0-1, James Maher, Martin Dowling, Patrick Nolan, Mick Morrissey, Bryan Byrne, Paul Maher, Tom Morrissey 1-0, Tom Breen 0-3, John Mulhall 1-2, Fionn Lalor 0-2, John Maher 0-6,2f, Aidan Murphy.

Subs Jason Shore, Shane Kinsella, Conor Dowling, Eugene Maher , Shane Dowling,Conor Kinsella.


Selectors Tom Cullen   Nicholas Purcell   Martin Dowd

Ref. Sean Cleere


Carrickshock win

Carrickshock were the visitors to Muckalee for this Junior Football League game and they went away with the points.Three goals scored in the opening half gave the visitors a big advantage at the break 3-4 to 0-2. Muckalee kept trying and scored two goals from Conor Dowling and Mark Murphy, final score 3-12 to 2-5.

Team Brian Cahill, Brian Cadigan,Nicholas Purcell, Alan Murphy, Conor Dowling, Conor Kinsella, Eoin Murphy, James Kelly, Mark Murphy 1-0, Eugene Maher, Loughlin Hogan, Shane Kinsella 0-2, Shane Dowling 0-2,Damien Tynan, Danny Quirke, Jason Shore 0-1.


Selectors Seamus Tynan Tom Dooley Anthony Maher

Ref.Ollie O Neill


Improved performance

St. Patricks Ballyraggett were the visitors to Muckalee for their  final game in the JJ Kavanagh Senior Football League Group C. With both sides equal on points it was the visitors who made the best start scoring 1-1 in the first three minutes , the opening score for Muckalee a point from fullback Ollie Walsh came in the twelfth minute and Muckalee went on to lead at the break 1-6 to 1-4. The goal was scored by John Mulhall the first of two he netted in the game. Ballyraggett  goaled to retake the lead early in the second half but Muckalee took control of the game to run out winners 4-12 to 2-4. The goals from John Mulhall, Tom Breen, Bryan Byrne along with well worked points in an improved performance on their previous  games in the group.

Team Stephen Murphy, Noel Darcy, Ollie Walsh 0-1,James Maher, Michael Morrissey 0-3, Patrick Nolan, Martin Dowling, Joe Maher 0-2, Paul Maher, Tom Morrissey, Tom Breen 1-0, Shane Kinsella, John Maher0-5, Brandon Sheehan.

Subs Bryan Byrne 1-0, Jason Shore (u), Shane Dowling, Damien Tynan, Tommy Quirke, Shane Egan.

Selectors Tom Cullen,Nicholas Purcell,   Martin Dowd

Ref> Eamonn Larkin



Kilmoganny win

Kilmoganny were the visitors to Muckalee and went away with the points on offer after a convincing win in the Senior Football League. On a cold and wintery night it was  the visitors who made the best start ,the half time score was 1-1 to 0-6 the goal came from Eoin McGrath with the assist from Jason Shore. Muckalees best spell came after the resumption but when Kilmoganny scored their first goal the went on to win. Final score 2-11 to 1-3

Team Stephen Murphy, Noel Darcy, Ollie Walsh, Conor Kinsella, Martin Dowling, Paul Maher, Brandon Sheehan, Bryan Byrne, John Mulhall, Thomas Breen, Tom Morrissey, Jason Shore, Shane Kinsella, Eoin McGrath 1-3,,Eugene Maher, Shane Dowling, Damien Tynan, Damien Egan,(all Played)

Selectors Martin Dowd, Tom Cullen, Nicholas Purcell.


REF. John Guinan


First points

Muckalee picked up their first points of the Senior Football League after a hard earned win against Conahy, the game was played in Jenkinstown. Conahy were first on the scoreboard but Muckalee  got into the game when Thomas Breen goaled after taking a pass from Shane Kinsella and Shane got a second goal after good work by Tom Morrissey to leave the interval score 2-6 to 0-2 . Conahy came out with renewed vigour scoring 1-2 without reply but scores from John Maher and Tom Morrissey steady matters until Conahy cut the lead to two points entering the closing minutes .Muckalee got the last score from Shane Dowling who was making his debut along with Tommy Quirke, Shane Kinsella and Thomas Breen. Final score 2-11 to 2-8.

Team Stephen Murphy, Shane Egan, Ollie Walsh, Fionn Lalor, Martin Dowling, Noel Darcy,Conor Kinsella, Bryan  Byrne, Joe Maher, Jason Shore, Tom Morrissey 0-2, Tom Breen 1-1, Shane Kinsella 1-2, John Maher 0-5, Eugene Maher, Damien Tynan, Shane Dowling 0-1, Tommy Quirke.(all played)

Selectors Nicholas Purcell, Martin Dowd Tom Cullen.


ref. Eamon Mansfield

6-2- 2016

First outing

Muckalee had their first outing of the Junior Football League which was played at home v Threecastles. The visitors were behind at the break  1-5 to 0-1. The second half continued in the same vein with Muckalee winning 3-12 to  0-4.

Team Brian Cahill. Jack Dowling, Nicholas Purcell, Shane Egan, Eoin Murphy 1-1, Martin Dowling, Brian Cadigan 0-1, Mark Murphy 0-2, Jason Shore 0-1, Eugene Maher 0-1, Tom Morrissey 1-1, Shane Kinsella 0-2, James Kelly, Damien Tynan, Shane Dowling 0-2 . Subs.Conor Dowling 1-1, Loughlin Hogan, Damien Egan, Aidan Egan, Tommy Quirke , Danny Quirke (All used)


Selectors Tom Dooley, Seamus Tynan, Anthony Maher.

Ref.Conor Everard

31-01 2016

u21 Semi-final Football 2015

Muckalee played host to Graignamanagh in Muckalee and after a well contested game it was the visitors who advanced to the County Final .Graignamanagh had first use of the elements and were in the lead at the break 0-6 to 1-1. Muckalee’s scores came from a well finished goal from Jason Shore and a Mark Dowling point as well as a great save by Damien Egan set up the prospect of a good contest for the second half. Both sides had their chances and points from Brian Cody, Tommy Quirke and a goal from attacking half back Eoin Murphy had the sides level with time almost up and extra time beckoning, the visitors finished the stronger to register two points and advanced to the County Final on the score 1-8 to 2-3.

Team Damien Egan, Loughlin Hogan, John Joe Kelly, Jack Dowling, Eoin Murphy 1-0, Brian Cody 0-1, Conor Dowling, James Callanan, Mark Cody, Mark Dowling 0-1, Jason Shore 1-0, Shane Kinsella, Shane Dowling, Tommy Quirke 0-1, Aidan Egan.

Selectors Eugene Maher, Richard Nolan, Seamus Tynan.

Ref. Eamonn Larkin

23 January 2016

Final replay

The long awaited replay to the County Senior Football Final took place in Nowlan Park before a very enthusiastic attendance. Muckalee were first on the scoreboard with a pointed line ball from Colin McGrath in the first minute. Railyard soon levelled and it was point for point up to the end of normal time scorers for Muckalee were John Maher with two and Robert Shore with the assists from Bryan Byrne Mick Morrissey and Colin McGrath. In added time Railyard doubled their score hitting 1-1in two minutes putting them in a strong position at the break ,score 1-5 to 0-4. On the resumption Colin McGrath was first to point after a pass from Mick Morrissey, John Maher pointed following a foul on Brandon Sheehan. Next a second goal to Railyard increasing the lead to five points. Now it was up to Muckalee to respond to the challenge and to a man they did scoring 1-3 to regain the lead. Scorers were Colin McGrath with a penalty that gave the goalie no chance plus a pointed free , John Maher had 0-2  one free Brandon Sheehan had a big input having been taken down for the penalty and also for a free. Now with ten minutes remaining both sets of supporters were wishing their side to hold on or to make a comeback it was the defending champions that finished the stronger and win by two points. Both sides lost a player to a black card. While disappointed in the result  Muckalee Club would laud the achievement of the players in contesting seven finals in a row, and wish Railyard all the best in the Club Championship.

Team Stephen Murphy, Aidan Murphy, Ollie Walsh, Noel Darcy, James Maher, Paddy Nolan, Mick Morrissey, Joseph Maher, Tom Morrissey, John Maher 0-5,0-3f,Brandon Sheehan, Colin McGrath (Capt.) 1-3,1pen. 1lb,1f, Eoin McGrath, Robert Shore 0-1.

Subs  Martin Dowling, Shane Coonan, John Mulhall, all played their part.

Rest of panel John Coonan, Fionn Lawlor, Jason Shore, Eugene Maher, Conor Kinsella, Luke Maher, Paul Maher (inj,), Shane Dowling, Shane Egan, Damien Egan, Aidan Egan, Eoin Murphy, Jack Dowling, Brian Cahill, Paddy Brennan, James Kelly.

Managment Team Tom Cullen, Martin Dowd, Larry Maher.

Ref. Sean Cleere


Well done to Noel Darcy Ollie Walsh and Robert Shore on winning the British Junior Football Championship with Kilkenny earlier this year they lost out to Mayo in the All-Ireland Junior Semi-Final


County Final ends all square

On a dry but blustery evening Muckalee appearing in their seventh succesive Senior Football Final faced reining Champions Railyard in Nowlan Park a repeat of last years final. It was the Champions who made the brighter opening Ronan Walsh  pointing in the second minute, Muckalee got off the mark in the eleventh with a free from Colin McGrath after a foul on Aidan Murphy. Joe Maher was next to score a point followed by two for the Railyard Sean Dowd and Philip Roche . A strong finish with three points a free from Colin McGrath when John Maher was fouled and a brace from Eoin McGrath to leave the score 0-5 to 0-3. On the resumption Cormac McDonald pointed John Maher pointed a free after he was fouled. The next two score weny to Caleb Roche a poited free and a 45 that ended in the net for the games only goal . Their was still ten minutes on the clock and a great effort earned Muckalee a draw with two pointed frees from Colin McGrath the first a foul on himself the second a foul on John Maher. In a frantic  finish both sides had chances to win but in goes to a replay. Final score 0-8 t0 1-5. Muckalee will rue the amount of wides they had during the game and the loss of Paul Maher who failed a fitness test before the game still it was a well contested and sporting game for the fans

Stephen Murphy, Noel Darcy, Oliver Walsh, Aiden Murphy, James Maher, Patrick Nolan, Mick Morrissey, Joseph Maher 0-1,Brian Byrne, Tom Morrissey, John Maher 0-1,Shane Coonan, Colin McGrath 0-4, Eoin McGrath 0-2, Robert Shore.

Subs.John Coonan,Fionn Lawlor (used), Brandon Sheehan (used),Jason Shore(used), Martin Dowling, Paul Maher( Inj.)  Eugene Maher, Shane Dowling, Shane Egan, Aiden Egan, Damien Egan, Conor Kinsella (hols), Jack Dowling, Luke Maher, Brian Cahill, Paddy Brennan, James Kelly,Eoin Murphy.

Managment Tom Cullen, Martin Dowd,and Larry Maher.

Ref>Eugene Ryan

4/7 /20

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