Championship Predictions 2018

Kildare Senior Football Championship – Sarsfields

Kildare Intermediate Football Championship -St.Kevins

Kildare Junior Football Champuonship- Rheban

Meath Senior Football Championship – Wolfe Tones

Meath Intermediate Football Championship – Trim

More to follow……..

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Blackhall Sit 6th In Meath SFL Division One

Result: Blackhall Gaels 1-9 St. Pats 0-10

Blackhall Gaels senior footballers lie in 6th place in division one of the Meath SFL after their round five victory over St. Pats in Kilcloon tonight. 

Full report to follow…….

Moynalvey’s O’Sullivan Lands Four Conversions In Irish Victory

Hugh O’Sullivan in action for Belvedere College.

Moynalvely man Hugh O’Sullivan was successful with four of his conversions in Ireland U-19s 50-31 win over Japan in Donnybrook at the weekend

The Belvedere college scrumhalf, who recently lead his school to Leinster Senior Cup glory, was busy with the boot as his team mates crossed over for eight tries. 

O’Sullivan will be hoping to continue his progress through the International ranks and to one day follow in the footsteps of fellow Moynalvey man Devin Toner and star for the Irish senior team.

And as the Irish Daily Star reported last week; “There must be something in the water in Moynalvey”.

His older brother Cillian is currently a regular on Andy McEntee’s starting 15 for the Meath senior footballers, while fellow sibling Mark has represented his county in both football and hurling. 

Blackhall & Moynalvey To Meet In Group Of Death

Neighbours Blackhall Gaels and Moynalvey have been drawn together in Group B of the newly sponsored ‘Fairyhouse Steel Meath SFC’ for 2017.

The two south Meath clubs will also face off against a quartet of high profile sides in defending champions Simonstown Gaels, Navan O’Mahonys, Seneschalstown and 2016 Intermediate winners St. Colmcilles.

The Kilcloon/Baterstown combination will play O’Mahonys in round one, while Darren Fay’s Moynalvey will face Seneschalstown. 

Dates TBC.

In the Meath SHC draw Blackhall Gaels were also handed a tough draw in Group B where they will do battle with champions Kiltale, Kildalkey, Killyon, Boardsmill and Dunderry.

Cillian O’Sullivan will be important to Moynalvey’s chances of progression from Group B.

Author Robert Cox

March 6th 2017

Tobin Returns In Royal Victory

Blackhall Gaels Donnacha Tobin returned to action following an arm injury to help the Meath senior footballers to a crucial victory over Galway in Division 2 of the NFL at Pairc Tailtean today, March 5th.

Donnacha Tobin clears his lines during a fine performance v Galway.

Tobin lined out at corner back in the 1-13 to 0-15 win and along with the returning Pauric Harnan added a solidity and experience in defence that had been missing in recent weeks, especially in defeats to Down and Kildare.

The versatile defender had hinted at a return in the past few weeks but was instead allowed to line out for his club Blackhall in two league games to aid in his recovery and boost his match fitness.

At the other end of the field it was the Donal Lenihan show as the Dunboyne man hit 1-5 in a man of the match performance as the men in green and gold held on in a gripping finish to claim the all important two points.

Tobin was black carded late on after becoming involved in a heated exchange with Galway oppoonent. 

Meath manager Andy McEntee showed both relief and joy at the final whistle as portrayed in this Sportsfile photo below. 

Meath manager Andy McEntee shows his relief at the final whistle.

Meath supporters left Pairc Tailtean in buoyant mood, happy to secure a League victory but even more pleased in the manner of the performance and the returning fight in the jersey. 

Meath team and scorers v Galway
Meath senior football panel prior to their NFL clash with Galway.

Credit Ramsey Cardy of Sportsfile and Meath Gaa Facebook for the photos.

Author Robert Cox

March 5th 2017