A bumper issue this week because I forgot to post last week’s bulletin on the site.
May 10th, 2013 | Published in Uncategorized
Seniors get their first win of the season while there’s very good news on club development.
May 3rd, 2013 | Published in Bulletins
u14s bring home the Charlie Grant cup and a decent week all round for our footballers and hurlers. Special report on the big Steak Night.
April 26th, 2013 | Published in Bulletins
A home defeat for our seniors but our Juniors and Ladies get off the mark.
April 19th, 2013 | Published in Bulletins
Reportd from the first matches of the new season plus another milestone reached by our club lotto.
April 14th, 2013 | Published in Killeavy II
Poyntzpass 2-10 Killeavy 1-09
The effect of the wind was the main story in Poyntzpass where Killeavy IIs travelled to start their Junior B campaign.
A great start with a Kevin McArdle goal, led to a 1.06 to 0.02 at half-time lead. They will be unhappy not to have scored more with such a strong wind advantage. Killeavy were outplayed in the second half that saw them losing out by 2.10 to 1.09.
The team will be disappointed with the result, but there is time for improvement in this league.
April 14th, 2013 | Published in Senior Mens Football
Seniors hold on for opening point
It was not supposed to be like this. The start of the league season is normally signalled by beautiful spring like weather, two teams playing fast, running football in front of a large attendance eager to weigh up the prospects for a new season. What we got was very different – a gale force wind blowing right down the field, a sparse attendance huddled together for warmth and two teams struggling to find any footing on a heavy pitch. This was not one for the purist but both teams gave a display of rugged tenacity and the eventual draw was probably deserved all round.
Killeavy started the match without Steven McDonnell and Donal O’Neill but with new acquisitions Barry McKevitt and JohnnyMcKeefry getting their first competitive run outs. They also started with the aid of a ferocious gale but despite that it was Ballymacnab who put the first score on the board with a close in free. The strength of the wind could be seen by the resulting kick out which cleared everyone and ran out for a goal kick at the other end. The wind made control impossible and was almost as bad playing with it as against. The feeling was that Killeavy were not making the most of their opportunity as ball after ball went wide. Two frees from Ciaron O’Hanlon and Gerard Byrne were all they had to show for their efforts by the 20th minute and then they were rocked back when Ballymacnab scored a goal on a rare breakaway. Points from O’Hanlon and Stephen Malone brought Killeavy level before a high ball into the Ballymacnab goalmouth dropped fortunately for O’Hanlon to fist to the net from a metre out.
Half-time Ballymacnab 1.01 Killeavy 1.04
At half-time if would have been hard to find anyone favouring Killeavy’s chances but they really stepped it up in the second half with James Donnelly, Stephen Malone, Johnny McKeefry and Ciaron O’Hanlon in particular getting through a mountain of work, clearing their lines time and time again. It was inevitable that Ballymacnab would have the lion’s share of the play in the second half and they quickly narrowed the gap with a fisted point. Ciaron O’Hanlon then landed a magnificent pointed free to restore Killeavy’s advantage. Three points in a row from the home team saw them level going into the last five minutes and they also gave very close to claiming a match winning goal but the introduction of Steven McDonnell seemed to settle the Killeavy lads and it was Steven himself who put his team back into the lead with a pointed free. Killeavy will be a little bit disappointed that they couldn’t hold on and especially in the way that they conceded a free that allowed Ballymacnab to tie the game with the last kick of the match.
Final score Ballymacnab 1.06 Killeavy 1.06
April 12th, 2013 | Published in Bulletins
Dancers just miss out on Ulster title plus a look ahead to league action.
April 8th, 2013 | Published in Scor
On Saturday night our ceili dancers took to the stage in front of an overflowing room of supporters from across Ulster in what could only be described as the cultural event of the year. The venue was St Cecilia’s College in Derry and each competition delivered the cream of the crop in Ulster talent from instrumental music to solo singing. Sadly for our dancers they weren’t to be victorious on the night as the Ulster ceili title was handed to St Enda’s of Omagh. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the team for wearing their club colours with pride in Ulster and for taking part. The club are proud of all our members who represent them at such prestigious events like this. Well done!
April 5th, 2013 | Published in Bulletins
This week’s news includes Killeavy volunteers reaching out to Bhutan.