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Best of luck to all Kildalkey teams this weekend

Best of luck to all Kildalkey teams this weekend.

First off on the Saturday is the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol final between Kildalkey N.S. and St. Michael's N.S., Trim. Having won the final in 2016 for only the second time ever, this is a great chance to retain the title. Trim beat Kildalkey in the final in 2013, 2014 and 2015 before Kildalkey finally won the title last June. The game throws in at 1.00 and we wish the hurlers the best of luck in that final.

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Then, on the Sunday, Kildalkey minors take on Trim in the minor A final in Páirc Tailteann to try win their first A title in 68 years. This current minor team has many school representatives on it with the Kildalkey N.S.'s winning school team of 2012 being well represented. Captains that day Brín and Even both play as do many of that starting team. 

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Photo from Kildalkey N.S.'s 2012 winning team (courtesy of John Quirke)

The very best of luck to both teams. Cill Dealga Abú.

3rd and 4th Class Hurling Match v Ballivor

Well done to our third and fourth class hurlers who played Ballivor N.S. in Ballivor last Thursday 20th October.

In what was a very tight and skilful affair, Kildalkey held the advantage at half time with goals from Billy and James meaning they went in leading 2-0 to 0-1.

Ballivor narrowed the deficit in the second half with a well taken goal and some frees. But Kildalkey looked to have regained the advantage when Billy scored again. However, a thrilling finish saw a Ballivor goal in the last minute leave the final score 2-3 to 3-0.

Well done to both teams on a great game!

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3rd/4th Class Match v Baconstown

Our third and fourth class boys took on Baconstown recently in a challenge match.

baconstown3  Played in glorious sunshine, the two teams had a great battle in Baconstown. Thanks to some superb frees from Cian and a brilliant score from play, Kildalkey lead three points to no score at half time.

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The second half was a more open affair. Even though Kildalkey got some brilliant goals from Cian and James, three goals from Baconstown won the match.

 

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Well done to all twenty two boys from third and fourth class who played in the game and put in such a great performance!

 

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Well done Evan!

Well done to Evan Geoghegan from our Hurling team last Spring.

As a result of the boys winning the Mini 7s last year, Evan was picked to play in Croker Park. By the luck of the draw, he was selected to at the All Ireland final!

Wearing the Kilkenny jersey, Evan played in front of 80,000 people and looked very comfortable in Croke Park!

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Well done to Evan on a great performance and hopefully it won't be his last time playing in Croke Park!

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The photos are courtesy of Sportsfile.com and of Dáire Brennan and Eoin Noonan of Sportsfile.

Cumann na mBunscol Round Up

Our girls and boys have been in action recently in hurling and camogie matches.

The boys defeated St. Paul's Ratoath and St. Michael's, Trim in their first two matches of the championship. With big matches to come against Cannistown, Dunboyne and Gaelscoil na Bóinne, let's hope they can keep up their current form!

The girls took on Gaelscoil Éanna to open their campaign. Trailing at half time by 2 goals to 1, the girls rallied in the second half and won the game by 3.1 to 2.0. They then took on a weakened Gaelscoil na Bóinne today, 28th April and won well. They have three more games in the group stages with big matches against Kilmessan, Boardsmill and Ratoath to come. 

The best of luck to both teams in their next few matches.

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