15/04/2017: Kildysart’s strong 4th quarter performance gave the Blues their second win out of three in this year’s Garry Cup campaign beating Corofin 1-13 to 1-11. Having suffered a heavy loss to St. Brecken’s last week, Kildysart started strongly and had 2 points on the board from the boot of Kieran Eyres by the 6th minute. It took Corofin 10 minutes to get their first score but they tacked on 5 in a row, led by Clare footballer Jamie Malone, to go ahead 5 points to 2 by the 21st minute. Kildysart drew level at 5 points apiece by the 24th minute with two scores from Barry Crehan and one from Damian Hill. However, the north Clare side pulled ahead once more with an unanswered 1-1. Another Barry Crehan point cancelled out Corofin’s last effort to leave 4 points between the sides at the break: Corofin 1-7, Kildysart 0-6.
Kildysart subs, David McMahon and Kieran O’Brien, who came on at either side of the half time whistle were influential in turning the tide in Kildysart’s favour, but it was goalie Robert Eyres who sealed the deal for Kildysart. Corofin started off the scoring with a point but Luke McGrath countered to keep the gap at 4 points. Two points from Corofin were followed by a point from Barry Crehan to leave the Blues down by 5 points at the turn of the 4th quarter, Corofin 1-10, Kildysart 0-8. But the game started to turn in Kildysart’s favour when goalie Robert Eyres took the first of his 4 frees just inside the 45’ line. David McMahon followed with a point and then goalie Eyres was called upon to convert a 45’ to bring the game within 2. Kieran O’Brien’s long range effort dropped favourably to Damian Hill who fisted to the net to give Kildysart the lead with 24 minutes on the clock, 1-11 to 1-10. A scoreless 7 minutes ensued when Corofin were awarded a score-able free which they duly converted to bring the sides level at 31 minutes gone. The referee then announced 2 minutes of additional time and it was all to play for. At the 33rd minute, Eyres came forward to take the potential game winning free on or about the 45 metre line. With Cluxton-like aplomb, he slotted the ball between the posts to give Kildysart the lead, and the game carried on. At the 34th minute, Eyres was again called upon and this time the free was 55 metres out and without fail, he banged over the insurance point. Final score: Kildysart 1-13, Corofin 1-11. Kildysart have 2 wins and 1 loss and face Eire Óg next Saturday at home in round 4.
Team: Robert Eyres (0-4, 4f), Cormac Ginnane, Brian Eyres, Kieran Leahy, Michael “Taz” Eustace, Rory McMahon, Brendan Frawley, Neil O’Connor, Shane McNelis, Mikey Donnellan, Kieran Eyres (0-2), Oisin Coyle, Barry Crehan (0-4, 1f), Damien Hill (1-1), Luke McGrath (0-1). Subs: David McMahon (0-1) for B. Frawley 25 min, Kieran O’Brien for O. Coyle 33 min
11/03/2017: Kildysart Intermediates got off to a good start in their Garry Cup opener at home v Wolfetones winning 2-13 to 0-4. Wolfetones arrived with a much depleted side due to soccer commitments and only managed 2 points in each half and had to wait until the 47th to get their only point from play. Kildysart were impressed with their young talent with debutante Luke McGrath scoring 1-5 (1f) and centre back Rory McMahon contributing 1-1, after impressing with the Clare U21 team in Munster on Wednesday last. The home side led at halftime 1-8 to 0-2 and pushed on ahead in the second half. Next match is 8th April away to St. Breckans.
Team: Robert Eyres, Conor Donnellan, Brian Eyres, Cormac Ginnane, Michael Eustace, Rory McMahon (1-1), Ryan Casey, Neil O'Connor, Kieran Eyres (0-2), John Ginnane, John Murtagh (0-2), Oisin Coyle, Luke McGrath (1-5, 1f), Shane McNelis, Barry Crehan (0-3). Subs: Brendan Frawley for R. Casey (42 min), Mikey Donnellan for L. McGrath (50 min).
03/11/2016: Coolmeen / Kildysart defeated Kilmurry Ibrickane in the West Clare U15 A Final on a score of 4 – 05 to 0 – 10. This was a cracking game of football played in ideal conditions. Coolmeen / Kildysart started in a blaze of glory when Emmet McMahon scored a goal in the first minute of the game. KIB responded with 4 points in a row to take the lead. Coolmeen / Kildysart regained the lead when Barry McMahon goaled after a great passing move. Soon after Conor Hassett scored a 3rd goal. In the remaining minutes of the half Emmett McMahon pointed 2 frees for Coolmeen / Kildysart. Half Time: Coolmeen / Kildysart: 3 – 02 KIB: 0 – 04
James Kelly scored the first point of the second half for Coolmeen / Kildysart. KIB scored 3 points to reduce the margin. Emmet McMahon scored 2 points to extend the lead for Coolmeen / Kildysart. KIB pressed forward & scored 3 further points. In the closing stages KIB peppered the Coolmeen / Kildysart goalmouth but the defence held out. In injury time Dylan O’Halloran scored a brilliant goal for Coolmeen / Kildysart to guarantee victory
Full Time: Coolmeen / Kildysart 4 – 05 KIB: 0 – 10
Team: Conor Cusack, Darren Crehan, Fergal Ginnane, David Murphy, Dylan O Halloran, Patrick O’Donnell, Conor Moloney, JJ Carrig, James Kelly, Conor Hassett, Barry McMahon, Emmet McMahon, Dylan Power
Subs: Ronan Murphy, Danny O’Dea, Adam Wallace, Conor Kenny, Jake Cronan, Mark Moloney, Joe Kelly, Kieran Lorrigan
Mentors: Kevin Kelly, Michael Kirrane, Noel O’Grady, Adam Carrig. Credit match report to Coolmeen GAA
23/10/2016: This years Minor C Championship was a replay of the 2015 Final when Kildysart took on the Banner on this morning in Ballynacally. Kildysart retained their Minor C title with a comprehensive win 2-16 to 2-3. Kildysart have dominated this competition winning the title 4 out of the last 5 seasons, - 2012-2013 in amalgamation with Coolmeen and the last 2 years on their own. Kildysart were undefeated in 2016 and have won 13 out of the 15 matches over the course of the last 2 seasons. Kildysart have been very successful in underage football this season with the boys winning county championships at U18, U16 & U14 and the ladies winning at U14.
Kildysart dominated all over the pitch and held Banner to no point from play until they scored a goal in the dying minutes of the game. Kildysart started strong and led by 4 points to no score before the Banner pointed a free in the 17th minute to open their account. Banner threatened a bit in the first half but Kildysart’s goal was well protected by goalie Aidan O’Loughlin and backs Stephen Sheehan and Cormac Ginnane. Kildysart went on to kick 3 more scores and Banner tacked another free to leave the score at the break Kildysart 0-7, Banner 0-2.
The first goal of the match came early on in the second half when Seamus Casey won a breaking ball on the Banner kick out and charged straight for goal. Casey was one on one with the goalie and he slotted the ball neatly into the corner of the net. Kildysart 1-10, Banner 0-3. Three minutes later Kildysart were awarded a penalty when Banner goalie was yellow carded. Luke McGrath converted this for the Blues who now led by a score of 2-10 to 0-3. Things were looking comfortable for Kildysart when the Banner were then awarded a penalty in the 22nd minute. However Kildysart kicked on from here and were winning 2-16 to 1-3 when the Banner slotted home their only score from play to end the match Kildysart 2-16 to Banner 2-3. Martin Frawley presented the shield to Kildysart captain Barry Crehan.
Team: Aidan O’Loughlin, Darren Crehan, Stephen Sheehan, Cormac Ginnane, Ryan Casey, David Cusack, Kieran O’Brien (0-5), Luke McGrath (1-1, 1p), Mikey Donnellan, Seamus Casey (1-4), Aaron Slobody, Diarmuid O’Donnell (0-2), Barry Crehan-captain (0-3, 1f). Emmet McMahon (0-1) for Diarmuid O’Donnell (47 min), Conor Cusack for D. Crehan (50 min), Jack Sheehan for M. Donnellan (52 min), James Kelly for A. Slobody (54 min). Dylan Bull, Conor Donnellan. Management: Michael Crehan and Shane McNelius.
Front row: Aaron Slobody, Stephan Sheehan, Emmet McMahon, Darren Crehan, Barry Crehan, Dylan Bull, Diarmuid O'Donnell, Seamus Casey, Conor Cusack.
Back row: Michael Crehan, Mikey Donnellan, Aidan O'Loughlin, Cormac Ginnane, Jack Sheehan, Ryan Casey, David Cusack, Luke McGrath, Conor Donnellan, Kieran O'Brien, James Kelly, Shane McNelius, Odhrán McNelius-mascot.
10/09/2016: A stellar second half performance propelled Kildysart in the Intermediate Championship Final beating Kimihil Kildysart 3-7, Kilmhil 0-11. They now face Kilfenora is approximately 2 weeks.
The match is now on You Tube
https://youtu.be/qpRoRWgUu38 first half
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAWY0U9nLcw second half
06/07/2016: Congrats to the Kildysart/Coolmeen Minors who got off to a perfect start in their 2016 "A" Championship with a win over Naomh Eoin/O'Curry's in wintry conditions in Cross last night 9 points to 7. Playing with the breeze, Naomh Eoin/O'Curry's went in front with scores from Owen Lynch & Odhran Lynch. It took Kildysart/Coolmeen until the 22nd minute for Kieran O'Brien to register their score and this was followed by a score from Darragh Cleary to see the sides level at half time, 2 points a piece.
In the second half, Kildysart/Coolmeen made good use of the breeze landing 3 unanswered scores before Naomh Eoin/O'Curry got a score from a pointed free in the 40th minute. Kildysart/Coolmeen pulled ahead with another purple patch putting 5 between the sides (8pts to 3) with 10 minutes remaining. The boys from the peninsula launched a resurgence to come within 2 but Kildysart/Coolmeen held them off. Final score: Kildysart/Coolmeen 0-9, Noamh Eoin/O'Curry's 0-7.
Team: Aidan O'Loughlin, Stevie Sheehan, Conor Donnellan, Ryan Casey, Mark Meaney (captain), Darragh Cleary (0-3), Cormac Ginnane, Kieran O'Brien (0-4), Aaron Slobody, Alan Normoyle, Luke McGrath, JJ Carrig, Barry Crehan (0-1), Mikey Donnellan. Subs: Kevin McMahon for R. Casey (halftime), Diarmuid O'Donnell (0-1) for A. Slobody, D. Cusack for S. Wallace-injured.