Jockey Robbie ‘Puppy’ Power was last night named Meath’s Sportsperson of the year for 2017 at an awards ceremony at Knightsbrook Hotel in Trim.
The Moynalvey man enjoyed great success during 2017 alongside the Jesssica Harrington trained Sizing John, capturing a triple crown of Gold Cups at Leopardstown, Cheltenham and Punchestown.
There was double reason to celebrate in the Power household as Robbie’s father Cpt.Con Power received the Hall of Fame award on the night.
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……..
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…….
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.
Meath SFL DIV 1 In Kilcloon:
Blackhall Gaels 1-10
Donaghmore Ashbourne 2-14
Photos by Robert Cox 12/03/17
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.
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