Kildare Rose visits Curragh on Guineas weekend

Kildare Rose Deirbhle Mulvihill at the entrance to the Curragh

Kilcock native Deirbhle Mulvihill who was named as the 2017 Kildare Rose in April continued her duties at the weekend with a visit to the Curragh races at the popular Guineas meeting.

Deirbhle who plays gaelic football for Cappagh is said to have had a fantastic day and even appeared in the picture round of a table quiz, with many people mistaking her for one of the Seoige sisters!!

Best of luck to Deirbhle with all her rose duties and with a busy few months ahead, the best is surely yet to come. 


Deirbhle Mulvihill crowned 2017 Kildare Rose

Kilcock woman Deirbhle Mulvihill was named as the 2017 Kildare Rose at The Westgrove Hotel Clane on Saturday night last, 15th April.

Deirbhle who plays as a corner forward for the footballers of Cappagh and teaches Geography and Business at Clongowes Wood College will now represent County Kildare at the Rose of Tralee festival in The Dome, Tralee next August.

The Abbeyfield resident was in shock for sometime after the announcement and said; “It’s like I am fast asleep and in a dreamland. I promise to do the Lillies proud.”

Deirbhle’s family and friends didn’t waste any time in swarming the stage, with her father Niall showing his pride and emotion with an abundance of hugs and kisses.

The former student of Mulhussey NS County Meath and Scoil Dara Kilcock wowed the crowd and judges with her party piece, a tune on the tin whistle, her gift of the gab and of course the way she carried her natural beauty throughout.

Deirbhle was sponsored by Marron’s Pharmacy in Clane.

Best of luck Deirbhle from Robert at ExtraTimeSportLive.Com 

Giddy Up for the boys in green

RACE NIGHT

Saturday 22nd April, 8:30pm
Kilcock GAA Club is to host a Race Night in aid of the men’s football team on Saturday 22nd of April. According to sources there will be plenty of craic and MC on the night will be the one and only Nigel Reynolds. Music will be provided afterwards.

We here at Extratimesportlive.com are delighted to be sponsoring a race on the night so make sure you get down and buy a horse/jockey for the big race!!!

Speaking to club PRO and team member Mark Durkan he said: “It promises to be a great night so pencil the date into the diary and come support the lads fundraiser”

Cappagh Kick Centenary Year Off In Style

Cappagh sporting their new jerseys prior to the Kildangan game.

Kildare SFL Div 4:

Cappagh 4-11  Kildangan 0-5

By Robert Cox

Cappagh Gaa Club’s adult mens footballers got their Centenary Year celebrations off to a winning start with victory in round one of the 2017 Division 4 League at home to Kildangan on Tuesday night, March 28th.

Sporting their new jerseys, specially designed to mark the 100 year anniversary, the men in red & white (and a bit of blue) dominated proceedings throughout and lead 2-6 to 0-4 at the break in front of a large home support.

Second half goals from Chris Murray and Eoin Leonard added an extra gloss to the scoreboard along with points from Dean Brennan, Thomas Jackman and the aforementioned Leonard but it was the overall signs of team spirit and general team performance that will delight management the most, along with their sides hard work in tracking back and support of the man in possession.

Cappagh ran out easy 18 point winners in the end, with Brian Kelly and Caoimh McAuley making their debuts. They were also delighted to welcome back Aaron Maher and Geoff Flanagan to the fold.

Cappagh would like to thank their main sponsor Joe Mallon Motors of Naas and Portlaoise for their continued support and are delighted to have them on this special centenary jersey.

Speaking to a club rep after Tuesday’s victory they said; “The very first Cappagh jersey 100 years ago was blue with a white sash so for our centenary we have incorporated a spot of blue into our now traditional Cappagh Red & White hoops. Our new goalkeeper jersey is based on the original”.

Kilcock Ladies In Action Down-Under

Kilcock Ladies Gaa trio Shannon Byrne, Shona Cagney and Orla Cagney were in action this weekend for Clan Na Gael Bondi in Melbourne at the Pearses 7s.

Orla Cagney, Shanon Byrne and Shona Cagney modelling the new Clan Na Gael jersey sponsored by Supermacs.

The twins Shona and Orla set off on their travels down under along with a group of their friends including Shanon Byrne in 2016 and have been working and enjoying life in Sydney since. Their love of Gaa meant they weren’t long getting involved with Clan Na Gael where they get to keep fit and meet new friends from around the world.

The Ladies are seen above modelling the clubs’ latest jerseys, sponsored by Supermacs. Coincidentally enough this is Supermac’s first Gaa Sponsorship in Australia and abroad. Best of luck to all.

Could all those night’s spent in Supermacs Maynooth by the Ladies had some kind of influence!!! 

Reults and more news to follow. 

Paula Dunne – Meath Ladies Senior Football Captain Player Profile

 

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Paula shaking hands with Kildare Captain Aisling Holton before the two sides met in the League this year in Newbridge.

Name: Paula Dunne

Nickname: P, P Brain, P Dunney, P to the D, P-p, P-wee, PaulieD

Occupation: Management Accountant

Debut for County: 2003 originally. Then after a long break, August last year.

Position: Midfield for club and in the backs for County.

Greatest Achievement: Becoming a Chartered Accountant & being asked to Captain the Meath ladies this year.

Favourite Position: Midfield.

Sporting Idol: Jane Burke for football and Jane Dolan for Camogie. I’m lucky to have played alongside such skilful hardworking players.

GAA Player with biggest influence on you: Jane Burke and people at county have recently started telling me how much I remind them of her. Huge compliment.

Best player played with: Other than my Meath teammates. I played college football in UL back in 2004/5 and would have played with Bríd Stack and Sorcha Furlong and a few other accomplished footballers. I didn’t stay in UL but the year I played I won an All Ireland Fresher’s medal for the seven aside tournament.

If you could sign two players for Meath/Blackhall who would you sign and why? Blackhall – Mmmmm…. I think you might know the answer already from my previous replies- I’d get Jane to transfer back from Clashmore-Kinsale (Sorry Jane, totally fan-girling over you here) Meath- Niamh Crowe.

What does playing for Meath/Blackhall mean to you? Playing for Blackhall means so much more than the football or camogie. I’ve been a part of the club now for 16 years and made lifelong friends. Some are friends who would have mentored me when I was only a teen and no longer play themselves. Now I’m one of the more mature players and have new friendships with the younger girls and not to mention friendships with our diehard supporters who are parents, siblings, ex-managers etc. Over the years there have been some tough times for people in the club and it’s something else when you see all of these people pulling together to help in any way that they can. I also have 16 years and counting worth of great memories!

Playing for Meath is an absolute honour. It gives me the chance to try and push myself to be the best footballer that I can be. We are trying to rebuild the team at the moment. In recent years some of the Meath ladies most influential players have moved on after giving 10 plus years of dedication to the county. So naturally enough, things haven’t always been smooth. Our managers have just been ratified for 3 years and we have a great committee and PRO, so together we are hoping to be the squad of players that helps to put pride back in our Jersey and bring Meath back to winning ways.

Biggest influence on football career: My Dad. Paudric (Paul) Dunne.

Favourite Book/Film: Any Ross O’Carroll Kelly Books. Film snatch.

Favourite Song: Anything sang at camogie training by the fabulous dueting brother and sister act Siobhan and Blackie Whitty. Be that Rhianna’s Work or Michael Jackson’s Pretty Little Young Thing. Or Ann Murphy From The Window To The Wall/Get Low. I’d need to hear them all again to decide…..

Favourite Food: Everything

Toughest Opponent: I try not to let a player’s reputation intimidate me. I do hate marking Annmarie Fagan but she’s in Oz now so I’m out if the woods there!

Biggest Joker: Toss up between Emily Mangan and Ann Murphy.

Hardiest Teammate: Niamh Lister/Vicki Wall. They recently marked each other and the bruises on their legs were unreal!

Fastest and Slowest Teammate. Fastest Niamhy G, I do be too busy trying to catch her to look behind me and see who’s last!

Most Skilful Teammate: Stacey Grimes and her soccer moves.

Hardest and worst trainers: I still have nightmares about Paul Regan’s burpees.

Best and worst dancer: The whole camogie team doing rock the boat to the likes of Martin Garrix ‘Animals’. I’m undecided if it’s a genius dance move or just a mess.

Best and worst dressed: Elaine Plunket always has cool gym gear. Niamh O Sullivan goes on these O’Neill’s shopping benders, so has lovely pitch gear.

Teammate who spends longest in the shower: The Byrnes

Most intelligent teammate: Doctor Fran Nolan. Stacey Grimes for Meath.

Any pre-match rituals: I have a habit the minute I put on my boots in the dressing room of standing up and bouncing from foot to foot, this continues until throw in!

Advice for younger players: Be careful not to burn out. At minor/u16 I see a lot of girls playing more than one sport and playing schools/adult level also. Don’t be afraid to say, “my legs are just bloody shot, I need a break tonight”!!!!

If you were stranded on a desert island and were only allowed bring three things with you, what Three things would bring: Tom Hardy, Wilson, a kindle full of books I suppose. Hard question!

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Mr. Wilson, Tom Hanks friend in the film Castaway. No surprise that Paula has decided she would take something similar with her to a desert island!!

Ambition for remainder of 2016: As an individual player- to improve my own Camogie skills. It’s such a hard & skilful sport. I also want to improve my speed. With Meath as a team, I think that we have set ourselves some benchmarks against certain teams in the league. I hope that we can improve on those and our rematches in the championship will show us if we have.

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Paula getting some post game advice from her father Paudric after her club Blackhall Gaels beat Donaghmore/Ashbourne in the Meath IFC in 2015.