Player Profiles: Laura O’Neill

Name: Laura O’Neill




Current position: Corner Forward/Sub




Fav position: Left Half Forward




Best sporting memory: winning the leinster final with my school team




Worst sporting memory: loosing the minor final to athy




Hardest trainer on ladies team: Shona Cagney Or Emma Robinson




Toughest opponent faced: Athy Minors




Other hobbies: Singing




Fav drink: Diet Coke




Fav food: Chocolate




Fav film: How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days And The Hangover




What song would u like to be playing as u run out onto the field: ???? ‘I Gotta Fellin’


Fav band: Kings Of Leon, The Script And The Coronas




Where wud u most like to visit in the world: LA




Biscuit or cake: Cake




Tea or coffee: Tea




Milk or water: Water




Fav tv programme: Gossip Girl, Modern Family




Johnny Depp or David Beckham: Johnny Depp




Fav sports person: Johnny Doyle




Biggest joker on the team: Ashling O’Connor




Biggest talker on the team: Deirbhle Mulvihill




Any superstitions before a game: Wear The Same Gloves And Boots

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Players Profiles: Deirbhle Mulvihill

Name: Deirbhle Mulvihill


Current position: Forward/Sub




Fav position: Full Foward




Best sporting memory: Winning Leinster Filnal With Kildare And Winning Minor Final v Athy In ’08’ Whilst Scoring A Penalty As The Goalie!!



Worst sporting memory: Losing to Athy In The ’10’ Minor Final And Been A Sub For That And The Semi-Final v Leixlip




Hardest trainer on ladies team: Orla Cagney




Toughest opponent faced: Full-Back For Athy In The ’10’ Final.



Other hobbies: Soccer & camoige Watching telly, Soccer, Swimming, Camogie, All Sports Really




Fav drink: Water




Fav food: Cornettos




Fav film: White Chicks, The Proposal And Pretty Woman




What song would u like to be playing as u run out onto the field: ‘Chelsea Dagger’ By The Fratellis.


Fav band: The Script




Where wud u most like to visit in the world: New York And Ozz!!!




Biscuit or cake: Biscuits




Tea or coffee: Tea




Milk or water: Water




Fav tv programme: Friends




Johnny Depp or David Beckham: David Beckham…..Tommy Bowe




Fav sports person: Kieran Donaghy 


Biggest joker on the team: Linda Byrne, Bernie Durkan And Therese Macken




Biggest talker on the team: Laura O’Neill




Any superstitions before a game: Ahhh Not Really!!!

Player Profiles: Emma Maguire

Name: Emma Maguire

Current position: Emm Corner Forward?

Fav position: Wing Forward/Wing Back

Best sporting memory: Beating Leixlip in the Minor semi Final 2010′

Worst sporting memory: Losing To Athy in The Minor final 2010′

Hardest trainer on ladies team: Orla Cagney

Toughest opponent faced: The corner forward from leixlip!

Other hobbies: Bastketball,Soccer

Fav drink:Coke

Fav food: Ben&Jerry’s

Fav film: The Hangover!

What song would u like to be playing as u run out onto the field: I dunno…

Fav band: Eh The Wanted

Where wud u most like to visit in the world: Australia

Biscuit or cake: Cake

Tea or coffee: Tea

Milk or water: Water

Fav tv programme: Grey’s Anatomy

Johnny Depp or David Beckham: David Beckham

Fav sports person: Johnny Doyle

Biggest joker on the team: Linda Byrne

Biggest talker on the team: Laura O’Neill

Any superstitions before a game: None!

Player Profiles: Aishling O’Connor

Name: Aisling O Connor

Current position: Wing back sometimes

Fav position: Anywhere in the backs

Best sporting memory: Winning the lexlip semi-final ’10’

Worst sporting memory: Losing The Minor Final To Athy ’10’

Hardest trainer on ladies team: Orla Cagney

Toughest opponent faced: No.12 from athy ’10’ Minor Final

Other hobbies: Basketball, Horse Riding And Soccer

Fav drink: Coke

Fav food: Chips:)

Fav film: Theres too many!

What song would u like to be playing as u run out onto the field: ”I gotta feelin”

Fav band: The Wanted

Where wud u most like to visit in the world: Florida

Biscuit or cake: Cake

Tea or coffee: Tea

Milk or water: Water

Fav tv programme: Anything really!

Johnny Depp or David Beckham: David Beckham

Fav sports person: Tommy bowe And Johnny doyle

Biggest joker on the team: Laura O Neill

Biggest talker on the team: Laura O Neill

Any Superstitions Before A Game? No, Not Really.

Kilcock v Ballykelly: Kildare Senior Ladies Division3 Final 26/07/11

@Sallins 7:30pm

Ballykelly 4:13
Kilcock     3:08

Kilcock Team: (Rating)
1:Eimear Kelly (5)
2:Fiona Campion (6)
3:Linda Byrne (6)
4:Rachel Fagan (5)
5:Mary Tighe (5)
6:Shona Cagney(C) (7)
7:Bernie Durkan (7)
8:Sheena Byrne (6)
9:Emily Milner (6)
10:Shanon Byrne (5)
11:Noelle Conlon (5)
12:Grace White (8)
13:Emma Rochford (5)
14:Emma Robinson (8)
15:Aoife Divily (5)

Subs:
Louise Keane (6) For Aoife Divily
Orla Cagney For Shanon Byrne
Caitlin NiMhuricu (6) For Orla Cagney(inj)-Not On Long Enough To Rate

Unused Subs:
Therese Macken
Ciara Leonard
Hayley White
Deirbhle Mulvihill
Laura O’Neill
Emma Maguire
Emma Bermingham

Scorers:
Emma Robinson (2:01)
Grace White (1:03)
Emma Rochford (0:02)
Noelle Conlon (0:01)
Louise Keane (0:01)

REPORT TO FOLLOW……..

Player Profiles: Dermot Earley

Name: Dermot Earley(Kildare)

Current position: Midfield




Fav position: Midfield




Best sporting memory: Winning the leinster in 1998 with Kildare and then going on to defeat Kerry in the All-Ireland semi-final




Worst sporting memory: Loosing the All-Ireland Final in that same year ’98’ to Galway

Hardest trainer on Kildare team: Johnny Doyle




Toughest opponent faced: Ciaran Whelan of Dublin or Darragh O’Shea of Kerry




Milk or water: Water

Fav sports person: Michael Jordan(basketball),Lance Armstrong, Brian O’Driscoll, Padraig Harrington



Any superstitions before a game: Not really just always prepare the same the week of a game, drink plenty of water and try to visualise the game in my head, like catching the ball or giving a crucial hand pass

SUMMER 1-0 FOOTBALL IN JOHNSTOWNBRIDGE 22/07/11:

Ladies U-16 Div 1, Balyna v Kilcock:
Result:

Balyna 4:16
Kilcock 2:07

The idea of summer football, it’s music to everyones ears, isn’t it? Long, sunny evenings, perfect playing conditions, the safety of matches going ahead with no waterlogged pitches, family, friends, partners all turning up to watch u perform… Aww it’s the stuff of dreams, who ever played games in rainy April or worse still October? How would you put together a team when people would rather choose a nice warm open fire over a mucky,rain drenched GAA field? Wrong, it’s not the stuff of dreams,take away the ideal playing conditions and spare a thought for the manager of an u-16 team made to play a league campaign, starting in late June and continuing throughout July and August, the peak for holidaying families leaving the mentors of clubs around the county of Kildare pulling their hair out because one week their missing their star full back, the next their star midfielder is gone and if your really unlucky as in the case of Kilcock’s manager Linda Byrne in Johnstownbridge tonight, she had to do without the services of top defender Ashling O’Connor and midfielder Caoimhe Fagan and that was only tonight, she has had to give walkovers in previous rounds and suffer heavy defeats in others. Balyna dont seem to be fairing too much better, though they had a strong side out, there were only twelve of them!! So whoever sat down at the start of the year and made up these fixtures needs to be told of their mistakes before next year and if they dont wish to listen they probably need to be relieved of their services.. Why? you ask, because if this was to continue it would destroy underage football and make more and more girls and boys walk away to other sports such as rugby and soccer than there already is. So get your act together and get a league going in March and April and another one in September/October, all months when there is school and most importantly no families jet setting off to Spain or Portugal. Anyway sorry for the rant from this disgruntled reporter and on to the action tonight. Yes we had the perfect conditions and all the families out to watch so that side of it was good and this seemed to suit Kilcock early on, as right from referee Rachel Watson’s throw in, midfielders Joanne Mulligan and Grace White set off in attack and in pursuit of the first score and though they along with some team-mates lay siege on the Balyna goal it was five minutes before they got the games opening score, a free from Grace White after Mulligan had been fouled twenty yards out after a strong, defence bursting run. Unfortunately for Kilcock for all their early possession that was to be their sole score until the fifteenth minute and Balyna grew into the game, a game that seemed to suit them better due to all the space resulting from the twelve a side farce we had to endure. In this barren spell for Kilcock, Balyna scored 1:07 mainly from frees and their strong running midfield and half-forward line. White added Kilcock’s second, again a free and again won by Mulligan. That was to be the girls’ in green and gold last score of the half and even with staunch defending from Emma Maguire and Claire King they went on to concede a further 2:04 in the remainder of the half, though Elaine Kilduff was unlucky not to add another point as her shot just tailed off to the left and wide. This was to be the end of the one-sided affair though and whatever Byrne said to them at half-time definitely worked as they came out like a team on a mission after the change of ends and with White now deployed in a new half-forward role, Maguire in midfield and substitute Yvonne Leonard at centre-back the team looked to have more cohesion and this began to show on the scoreboard, even if White and Emma Doran were desperately unlucky to see efforts come rocketing back off the cross-bar, both within minutes of eachother. And just after a Lorna Murray wide their luck changed as the mecurial White blasted home two quick-fire goals in two minutes, both capable of winnning any goal of the month competition. Further points from White(1), Emma O’Neill(2), Yvonne Leonard(1) and a brillliant solo effort from Maguire put some respectability on the scoreboard and credit too must go to goalie Emma Jayne O’Shea who kept the score down at the other end with numerous point-blank saves. Balyna did continue to keep the white flag raised with great accuracy from various parts of the field but Kilcock can take some heart from their second half display, a half they won and though the overall score will show a comprehensive win for Balyna, had this league been played at a different time of the year… who knows what could have happened!! Best on the night for the visitors were Emma Jayne O’Shea between the sticks, Yvonne Leonard and Emma Maguire at the back and Grace White upfront.