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November 8, 2018

SENIORS The Seniors secured a well-earned 2-14 to 1-9 victory away to Drung on Sunday to maintain their good start to the season. While the hosts were pointless going into the match the return of most of their county stars meant this would be a tough ask. However, Kingscourt started well and played some great stuff and a flicked goal from Mark McKeown helped them to a 1-7 to 0-4 halftime lead. Drung came out strong in the second half and an early goal left just a score between them and while Kingscourt had the upperhand throughout the second half, injuries to a couple of key performer didn’t help in sealing the game. A late Barry Tully goal eventually killed of the home challenge and at the final whistle, the visitors were well worth their seven point victory. Next up for Kingscourt is a local derby at home to Shercock at 4pm on Easter Saturday. JUVENILE The 12’s opened with a visit to Ramor last Monday (30th) and suffered a three point defeat by 1-13 to 3-4. They will hope to gain victory in their next match which is at home to Laragh on 6th. After that they face an away match against Castlerahan at 7.30pm on 13th. The 14’s opened with a visit to Casltlerahan who beat them in the championship final last year. Again it was heartbreak for our lads as a goal with the last kick of the ball gave the Ballyduff side a 6-4 to 3-10 victory. As they have a bye this week, they are not back in action until Thursday 16th when they will host Crosserlough at 7.30pm. The 16’s secured a great victory away to St. Joseph’s. Despite conceding two early goals, they re-grouped and some resilient play on the field allied to some clever management of it allowed them get back into thinks and they trailed by just a point at halftime by 2-5 to 1-7. Joe Dillon & Aaron Brown gained more control in the second half in midfield and helped Kingscourt gain the lead and despite the best efforts of St. Joseph’s we held on for a superb 1-15 to 2-10 victory. Next up is a home match against Ramor at 6.30pm on Tuesday 7th and then a trip to Ballyhaise on the following Tuesday. As the scorelines in any of these matches indicate, juvenile football produces some of the most entertaining displays you could wish for and are well worth taking in. So with the long evenings among us, why not take in a match down the park some evening, or even take a short trip for one of the away matches. You won’t regret it, and anyway it’ll take your mind of the budget! MINORS The Minors will resume action on Easter Monday at 12 noon when they host Cavan Gaels. With a semi-final spot already secured, the side will be looking to keep up the good run and a encounter with the Gaels should ensure that the correct attitude is maintained as they attempt to remain undefeated going into the knockout stages. A special congratulations to Barry Reilly who collected his Ulster Colleges All Star at a gala banquet in the Europa Hotel last Friday evening. The only Cavan player among the recipient, it was a tremendous achievement and very well deserved. With Barry to the fore of both the club & county minors this year, hopefully he can help in gaining some more silverware before the season ends.

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