Kilcock pair sign for Longford Town

Kilcock teenage duo Josh Fogarty and Darragh Confrey have signed for the Longford Town u17s for the upcoming 2018 season. 

The former Kilcock Celtic youth players both put pen to paper alongside their new manager James Dermody on Sunday afternoon. 

Kilcock Celtic have a proud record of producing talented players that have come up through their ranks with Ciaran Kilduff, Aaorn Brilly and Shane Fitzgerald all donning the green and white hoops at some stage in their younger years, with Fizgerald currently back at his hometown club after stints at Galway United and UCD.

Today’s double signing brings to eleven the number of Celtic players who have moved on to Longford Town at u17 and u19 level.

 

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Former Kildare Gaa player signs for Waterford FC

Former Kildare minor and u21 footballer Rory Feely has signed for newly promoted Waterford FC ahead of the 2018 League of Ireland Premier Division season.

Feely, who ie now focusing on soccer despite being a promising Gaelic footballer with Kildare, scored 1-1 against Dublin in the Leinster minor semi-final as the Lilywhites went on to become provincial champions in 2015, before losing an All-Ireland semi-final to Tipperary.

The Athy footballer also featured for his county in the 2016 Leinster U21 football decider, which Kildare lost to the Dubs by a goal after extra-time. His older brother, Kevin, is a current member of the Kildare senior panel, having previously played professional soccer in the UK for the likes of Newport County and Carlisle United.

Feely, who can play as a central defender or in midfield, turns 21 today. The Kildare man, who lived in Waterford until the age of 12, moves to the RSC from St Patrick’s Athletic.

“I am very happy to link up with Waterford FC ahead of the new season,” he said. “I’m originally from Tramore so I have grown up with the Blues as my local League of Ireland club. I kept a keen eye last season during the promotion push and I now hope to be a part of something big for the club going forward.

“I worked with Alan [Reynolds] at St Pat’s and enjoyed the way he works, so when there was interest shown I was very happy to join. I am looking forward to competing for a starting place and being part of a competitive team at the top end of the table.”

He added: “As a player, I’ve been tried in a few positions over the last couple of seasons, primarily due to my aerial ability, but hopefully Blues’ fans will see me deployed in a more attacking role where I feel most comfortable. Ultimately, I just want to work hard and break into the team early on.”

Feely was part of the St Pat’s side who were crowned League of Ireland U19 champions in 2015. After breaking into Liam Buckley’s first team, he went on to make 42 appearances for the Inchicore outfit and attracted interest from recently-crowned Premier Division and FAI Cup winners Cork City in 2017.

Celtic to face Longford Town in Pre Season friendly

Kilcock Celtic’s senior team will face the Longford Town u19s on January 21st, with the winner taking home the Frank O’Connor Memorial Cup.

The tie will take place at Kilcock’s Bawnogues pitch and kick off at 1pm. Save the date in your diary!!

Kilcock manager Brendan Rooney coached the Midlanders u19 side in the past, where some current members of his Celtic team also plyed their trade.

Kilcock Celtic Awards Night

The following awards were handed out at Kilcock Celtic’s annual awards night in Gregory’s Bar tonight, December 9th.

Senior POTY: Dylan Bradley

Young POTY Remi Kareem

Shield Final MOTM: Lee Casey

Top scorer: Shane Fitzgerald ( 52 goals ) 

Women’s POTY: Eve Powderly

Club Merit award: James Byrne

Brilly enjoying life on the Farm

Kilcock man Aaron Brilly continued his fine start to the season with his new club Home Farm FC by netting the 3rd goal in their excellent 4- 1 vicotry away to Drumcondra/Stella Maris in the 1st round of the Charlie Cahill Cup in the LSL on Friday night.

Brilly’s goal was a cracker and capped a fantastic individual and team performance against one of the Leinster Senior Leagues top teams.

Home Farm have enjoyed a fine start to the season and only a few weeks ago they caused something of a shock by knocking the LSL champions St Mochtas out of the FAI intermediate All Ireland cup, also on a 4-1 scoreline. 

Brilly was a nominee for Extra Time Sport sports person of the year in 2016. 

Kildare striker reaches half a century of goals in 2017

A second half hat-trick from Kilcock Celtic’s Shane Fitzgerald against Clane United on Sunday October 22nd pushed the prolific striker’s tally for the calendar year of 2017 to 51 goals in all competitions.

Fitzgerald, who is a former League of Ireland player with the likes of UCD and Galway United, has been in scintillating form for first Al Myles and now Brendan Rooney and has lead the line well all season, been a great role model to his very youthful team mates in the process.

‘He scores when he wants’ has become a common chant from the sideline up at The Bawnouges and to put his achievements into context, Fitzgerald leads Lionel Messi by six goals, with Messi currently on 45, Spurs striker Harry Kane has 38, while Ronaldo is only in the ha’penny place with 32!!!

He hasn’t been on his own though in the goal scoring exploits for Celtic as 18 year old Remi Kareem has hit 19 goals in his first season on the senior team, while late addition to the squad Eoin Hannigan has bagged nine goals in as many games. The trio have hit 80 goals between them.

Please feel free to send in some other similar feats from around country as we look to see has anyone got close to Fitzgerald. 

Fitzgerald hat-trick catapultes Kilcock into final

Clane United 1 Kilcock Celtic 4

Division 1,2&3 Shield Semi Final

A Shane Fitzgerald hat-trick secured a place in the final of the Divisional Shield for Brendan Rooney’s Kilcock Celtic with a 4-1 win over hosts Clane United on Sunday 22nd October.

In what was your typical game of two halves, Kilcock found themselves a goal down after Clane scored with their only real chance of the opening 45 minutes, a lovely sweet strike that found the back of Aaron Stone’s net. Rooney’s charges for their part were guilty of missing some very scorable opportunities early on and went in at the break 1-0 down.

Whatever clever tactical changes were made by Rooney and his management team during the interval seemed to work wonders however as they began to take control of the game, going on to score four unanswered goals, including ‘another’ hatrick for the magnificent Fitzgerald.

After the game a delighted Rooney said; “The full squad played their part in what was a fantastic win. We can now look forward to the final. It will be the first final our senior team will be taking part in for seven years. Fair play to the lads, they are playing a lovely style of football at the moment and we are getting our just rewards.”

The date, time and venue is TBC.