U13’s punching with the heavyweights.

Man of the Match - Ciaran O Brien. Man of the Match – Ciaran O Brien.

The u13 boys league has proceeded at pace over the last 3 weeks with 2 matches per week. Our boys are competing in Div 1 which brings them up against all the big teams in north and south. We have won 4 out of 6 games with the results below and a report of our last game v Naas.
We have one game left which is away to clane on Sunday 27th Sept at 10.30am. Unless we are very unlucky we should be in a semi final the following week which is a great achievement for our lads to be in the top 4 in the county.
Report v Naas Sunday 18/9
It was a very blustery day in Kilcullen which led to the proverbial game of 2 halves Naas started well with 2 early goals but after 10 mins Kilcullen settled down and played there best football of the year so far. Two goals from Eoin and Ciaran plus some great points from Jack and Adam put Kilcullen up 2-9 to 2-2 at the break.  Naas came storming back in the second half and by midway the sides were level. Then Kilcullen got to grips with the game and scored 1-3 without reply. Naas weren’t going away however and again pegged us back to level With a minute to go a great run from Jake Murphy resulted in a free for Kilcullen which Eoin slotted over to record a fabulous win 3-13 to 4-9.

Results to date
Kilcullen 6-13 Sarsfield 1-8
Kilcullen 1-11 Celbridge 3-10
Kilcullen 1-5 St Laurence’s 6-7
Kilcullen 6-8 Moorefield 2-4
Kilcullen 3-13 Naas 4-9
Kilcullen 2-9 Athy 3-0

Winning start and a taste of Sam for U13’s

U13's with SAM last Sunday in Croke Park U13’s with SAM last Sunday in Croke Park

Kilcullen 6-13 Sarsfield 1-8

Kilcullen got there all county league off to a winning start v Sarsfield at home on Monday. The first half started tight enough with both teams trading points with the score after 20 mins being 4 points each. Then Kilcullen pushed on with goals from Ciaran o brien Eoin Redmond and Jack Broe for Kilcullen to go in at half time 3-7 to 0-5 up. The start of the second half was close but superb defensive displays from Sam Murphy Joel Kavanagh and john Healy and some good saves by Sam Maher kept Kilcullen in front plus some great scores by Dara Burke and Ross Cahill. Next match away to Athy

On Sunday we went to Croke Park to see Kildare v Tipp and the Dubs v Mayo A great day was had by all and some of the lads got their picture with Sam.

Div 1 U 13 final St Laurence’s 3-5 Kilcullen 2-7


In a fantastic encounter our u13 boys came up just short against Larries. Kilcullen had the wind in the first half and were soon 4 points up Then two great goals from Ciaran o Brien and Shane Penrose and a point from Jack Broe put Kilcullen up 2-5 to 0-2 at the break. The restart took up where the firs.t half left of with the sides exchanging two points Gradually larries and the conditions wore Kilcullen down and two late goals from Rory Clarke sealed the win for larries. Kilcullen for their part played some fantastic football and great credit goes to the boys and there mentors.The all county league starts at the end of August and the lads will get a well deserve break before then.

Kilcullen Team: 1 Sam Maher, 2 John Healy, 3 Joel Kavanagh, 4 Brian Murphy, 5 Cathal Brophy, 6 Sam Murphy, 7 Harry Monaghan, 8 Eoin Redmond, 9 Jake Murphy, 10 Ross Cahill, 11 Ciaran O Brien, 12 Adam Duggan, 13 Shane Penrose, 14 Jack Broe, 15 Daragh Burke, 16 Joe Browne, 17 Theo Kavanagh, 18 Daragh Melinn, 19 Nathan O Reilly, 20 Oran Healy, 21 Mel Dolan, 22 Luke Rushton