Minor Club Notes 20th September 2015

Congratulations to our U14 team on  winning  the county championship with  a win of Longford Slashers  on a  scoreline of  3-12 to 1-14. This was a fantastic game of football and we would  thank  Slashers in this very supporting  encounter.

Well done  to our  minors  on reaching the county  final  with a  win (1-12 to 1-9) over Ballymahon/Forgney/Southern  Gaels on Saturday. Having   conceded  a goal in the  first minute this was a  brilliant gusty   display against  a more  physical  side.  The  date for the  final is  yet set

Our  U16  are likely  to  be playing  in the  championship semi final  this coming  weekend. At time of writing these  notes  the fixture  has not  been finalised  yet.

U12’s  division 1 and  Division 3  are through  to the Shield finals against Longford Slashers and Northern Gaels.

Next round  of U8  go games indoor  Blitz  on Thursday 24th September  at  6.30 in Newtownforbes Sport Hall.

We are intending to run a comprehensive first aid course in the coming weeks which is open to anyone who wishes to do it and free of charge. To register interest in this please contact Ann Harte directly or on

2015 sees the 40th anniversary of the founding of our great Minor club, and to mark the occasion on Saturday the 26th September we are hosting a day of fun events, challenge games incorporating a selection of our minor teams, and a presentation to the visionaries who set the club up all those years ago.

Events will kick off at Emmet Park at 11a.m. when our under 10 team face a rematch with the mighty Navan O Mahoneys side whom they recently drew with in the final of The Mullingar tournament. If you remember the teams were level half way through extra time when two Killoe players accidentally collided leaving both in hospital. Navan O Mahoneys agreed at the time to split the cup so this is a chance to grab the bragging rites.

This will be followed at 12 midday with a challenge game between our under 8 stars and their counterparts from Ardagh.

Once this is over our newly crowned Under 14 champions will take on the Cavan under 14 champions Ballymachugh.

Throughout the morning there will be a range of fun games and interesting activities ongoing to engage minds of all ages.

Refreshments will be served throughout and the shop will be open.

Once the games have concluded, circa 3pm we will be making presentations to the clubs founding members to honour their great vision back in 1975.

Finally, we will end the celebrations with our minor clubs annual fundraising draw and hooley on Saturday night in Begleys bar. Music on the night is by Graham Feeney and tickets for the draw are widely available at the moment around the Parish.

We hope there is something in the above to interest all Killoe supporters and hope for a good turn out on the day. We look forward to seeing you there.