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November 8, 2018

SENIORS

The Seniors got their championship campaign back on track on Sunday evening with a straightforward 1-18 to 0-7 victory over Blackwater Gaels in Stradone. A reaction from the previous week’s disappointment was evident and Kingscourt started strongly and an early goal set them on their way.  10 points clear at halftime they had the luxury of emptying the bench in the second half and pulling up before the end.

 
A bright start saw two early points on the board before Philly Smith finished off a slick passing move to put the Stars 1-2 to 0-1 in front after 10 mins.  Kingscourt further turned the screw as the points rained in from all players and angles as Kingscourt extended their lead to 1-7 to 0-1 after 20 mins with Barry Reilly and Mark McKeown raising the white flag among others.
 
With Tommy Wakley keeping Blackwater dangerman, David Givney, under control, the Gaels brought him out to midfield for the remainder of the half.  However this reduced the options inside and Kingscourt comfortably remained in control and extended their lead to 1-10 to 0-2 at halftime with points from Mossy Malone, Colm Smith & Ryan McCormack.
 
Once Kingscourt built on their lead with three further points early in the second half, the game was played out at a fairly pedestrian pace,  The final quarter saw various subs enter the fray, both sides exchange 10 points equally and all eyes & minds turned to next weekend, with Kingscourt looking towards Redhills, and the Blackwater lads probably focusing on their respective important Junior championship deciders.
 
Kingscourt will play an unbeaten Redhills side in Kingspan Breffni Park on Sunday 8th @ 7.30pm.  A large and vocal support made their way to Stradone on Sunday evening (many happy before the game even started!), hopefully an even bigger crowd can see their way to Breffni this Sunday to cheer on the Stars as we look for the win that will guarantee a quarter-final spot.
 
JUNIORS STREAMED LIVE
 
Kingscourt Stars GAA made history on 13th July 2010 when they became the first Cavan & Ulster GAA club (and just the 2nd in Ireland) to stream a live match on their website.

We took our second steps last night when we stream our first competitive match when we hosted Gowna in the 1st Rd of the Junior B Championship.   A great performance both on and off the field.

On the field the Juniors put in a super show with a Kieran Gorman goal on the stroke of halftime giving us a 1-6 to 0-3 lead, after James Farrelly had saved an earlier penalty.  In the 2nd half, the Juniors really put on the style and goals from Michael Flood and Glen McCormack sealed a comfortable win by 3-14 to 0-6. 
 
The off-field team of Darren Monaghan (Commentary), Tommy Reilly (Cameraman) & Pat Connolly (the IT brains) also combined brilliantly to give out a highly polished production.  Thank a million to the lads for giving up their time and the 100+ viewers who tuned in.
 
MINORS

The Minors lined out for their championship opener on Monday afternoon in Kill and gained a comfortable 1-10 to 0-5 victory over St. Finbarrs.

A tight opening quarter saw scores at a scarcity with both defenses on top.  However the young Stars kicked on in the second quarter and led 0-7 to 0-0 at halftime with the watertight Kingscourt defence putting in a fantastic performance.  The second half saw a Joe Dillon goal seal matters.

They now face Eire Og Celtics in the semi-finals of the championship. The game is fixed for Wed 11th but may well change, so click here for further updates.

U-13’S

Best of luck to the U-13’s who head to Ballyjamesduff this evening (Thurs) for their championship semi-final against Castlerahan. 

CLASSIC MATCHES
 
While the club is to the forefront of modern technology for GAA Clubs as evidenced by the recent live streaing, we don’t want to forget about the ‘good aul’ days’ either.  While we continue to put up clips from old matches of yesteryear, we are now starting to upload old match reports from historical games.  Nothing fancy about it, but you wil lcome across some interesting names.  Just click here for more details.  To coincide with the Junior B match that this week featured as the 1st live competitive match on the website, our first old match report is the 1981 (or is it ’82) Junior B Final.

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