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

Seniors make final

Muckalee Senior footballers qualified for their seventh County Final in a row with a win over Glenmore. The game was played in the Dicksboro grounds Palmerstown. Wind assisted Muckalee started well with points from Mick Morrissey and Robert Shore and the first goal of the match in the fifth minute scored by Robert taking a  pass from Shane Coonan. Colin McGrath pointed just before Glenmore opened their account in the seventh minute and he also smashed a penalty to the net after Bryan Byrne was fouled . John Maher scored a free and Eoin McGrath opened with a point followed a goal around the twenty minute mark, the assist from Colin. Half time score 3-5 to 0-2. On the resumption Glenmore pressed hard but points James and John 0Maher kept the scoreboard ticking over. Glenmore then had three score on the bounce before Colin and Shane closed the scoring . County champions Railyard were also succesfull in their Semi thus setting up a repeat of last weeks final in the coming weeks. Final score Muckalee 3-11 to Glenmore 0-6.

Team Stephen Murphy, Aidan Murphy, Oliver Walsh, Fionn Lalor, James Maher0-1, Patrick Nolan, Mick Morrissey 0-1, Paul Maher, Bryan Byrne, Tom Morrissey, John Maher 0-3(1f) Shane Coonan 0-1, Colin McGrath 1-3(1p,1f) , Eoin McGrath 1-1, Robert Shore 1-1.

Subs. Brandon Sheehan (used), Conor Kinsella (used), Jason Shore (used), Martin Dowling (used), John Coonan, Brian Cahill , Shane Egan , Damien Egan ,Shane Dowling, Aidan Egan, Eoin Murphy, Joseph Maher (inj.).

Selectors Martin Dowd, Tom Cullen, Larry Maher.


Ref. John Kennedy


Championship win

As happened many times before in their long footballing history Muckalee took on near neighbours Conahy in the quarter final of the Senior Football Championship in Canon Kerins Park. On a fine but cold day it was Muckalee who made the biighter start scoring five points in the opening twenty minutes . Conahy came well in the game and dominated for the remainder of the half scoring two points . Scorers for Muckalee in that half were Shane Coonan with three points and Mick Morrissey,John Mulhall and John Maher with a point each. Half time score was 0-6 to 0-2. Four goals were scored in the second half . The first  three were scored by Muckalee number one was a penalty neatly converted by Colin McGrath after a foul on Eoin, the second was scored by Eoin himself and the third was by Bryan Byrne after a pass from Eoin, Conahys goal came in the closing moments of the game. Joe and John Maher added the points to leave the full time score 3-8 to 1-6 after a hard fought game.

Team Stephen Murphy, Aidan Murphy, Noel Darcy. Fionn Lalor, Mick Morrissey 0-1, Paul Maher, Brandon Sheehan, Joe Maher 0-1, Bryan Byrne 1-0, Tom Morrissey, John Maher 0-2 1f, Shane Coonan 0-3, Colin McGrath 1-0, Eoin McGrath 1-0, John Mulhall 0-1.

Subs Patrick Brennan(used), James Kelly (used), Jason Shore (used), Eugene Maher, Shane Egan, James Callinan, Shane Dowling, Damien Egan, Eoin Murphy, Aidan Egan, Paddy Heffernan (inj.)


Selectors Martin Dowd, Tom Cullen, Larry Maher.


Early exit

Muckalee and Railyard met in the first round of the Junior football Championship in Coon. On a cold wet and windy afternoon Muckalee had the first use of the elements and  were leading at half time 0-6 to 0-2. Jason Shore had three fine points  Eugene Maher, Damien Tynan and James Kelly were also on the scoreboard. Railyard made good use of the elements in the second half but were matched all the way by a determined home side  who regained the lead in the fifty second minute with a goal from Eoin Murphy who finished  well after a great effort from Brandon Sheehan brought a super save from the Railyard goalie. Two further points from Railyard put them the next round the winner coming in added time. Final score 1-6 to 1-7. A fair year overall for the mainly youthful side with some older lads in the mix who improved with every game. Conor Dowling made his debut at this level and did well.

Team Brian Cahill, Colm o Neill, Nicholas Purcell, Shane Egan, Brian Cadogan, Conor Kinsella, Eoin Murphy 1-0, James Kelly 0-1f, James Callinan, Fionn Lalor, Jason Shore 0-3, Eoin o Mahony, Damien Tynan 0-1, Brandon Sheehan, Eugene Maher 0-1.

Subs Conor Dowling(used), Damien Egan, Aidan Egan.

Selectors Tom Dooley ,Seamus Tynan, Richard Nolan,Martin Dowd

Ref. John Guinan




League Semi-Final

Muckalee had home advantage in the league semi final against near neighbours Railyard who made the short trip to Coon.  Two early pointed frees from John Maher gave Muckalee a decent start but Railyard opened their scoring in the twentieth minute and went on to lead at the break 1-3 to 0-2, the goal came from a high ball into the square that took a deflection in added time. Railyard added three points to build up a commanding lead but Muckalee came more into the game at this stage and played some of their best football with points from midfieldiers  Joe Maher , Bryan Byrne and John Maher to leave a goal between the sides but the County Champions held firm and finished strongly with two points in the closing minutes. Final score 1-8 to 0-6

Team Brian Cahill, Conor Kinsella, Alan Murphy, Noel Darcy (Capt.). Mick Morrissey, Patrick Nolan, Oliver Walsh, Joseph Maher 0-2, Bryan Byrne 0-1, Shane Coonan, John Mulhall, Brandon Sheehan, Eugene Maher, John Maher 0-3 f, Shane Dowling.

Subs.Colin McGrath (used), Damien Tynan (used), Shane Egan, Aidan Egan, Jack Dowling, Damien Egan, Eoin Murphy, Aidan Murphy (inj.),John Coonan (inj.),Paul Maher (inj.)

Selectors Tom Cullen, Larry Maher, Martin Dowd

Ref. John Guinan


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