CLUB DAY

The club marked the GAA’s 125yr anniversary with a club day last weekend.  Event’s started on the Saturday with a BBQ & GAA quiz in M&F’s Bar.  A great night was had by all and the night ended with an impromptu sing along with a number of the Senior Panel, showing that they can hold a note, as well as a football.

On the Sunday, we were blessed with fine sunshine and events kicked off with the St. Mary’s Brass & Reed Band leading the parade of club members from Carney’s Field (the original grounds) down to the park. This was followed by a juvenile blitz and then a mixed blitz which last thru the day, with Philly Smith’s Kerry team winning out in the end.

There was also a superb collection of old club cuttings & memorabilia on display in the pavilion alongside old video footage of underage games and also a presentation on the new club website.  This display will remain up for another fortnight and can be viewed at any upcoming matches or training sessions.  It’s well worth a look  to anyone with an interest in the club. 

While this was a great hit with the older club members, the younger members enjoyed the bouncing castle and face-painting. All told, it was a fantastic weekend and the superb weather ensured there was a large and vibrant crowd there to enjoy it.  It was great to see some of the old faces, and also some new ones, and we hope that both will be seen again at the upcoming matches over the Summer months. For pictures of the event, please click here

A huge thank you to all those involved in the organising committee and those who lent items for display.  The event ran off spectacularly and also a big thank you to all those who helped out on the day with commentaries, stewarding, shop-keeping etc..

A commemerative mug marking the occasion featuring the club crest is still available and can be bought in M&F’s or Pat Faulkner’s or down at the pavilion at the next committee meeting. 

SENIORS

The Seniors extended their lead at the top of Division Two with a 1-13 to 0-5 victory away to Killinkere last Saturday.  Next up, is a home match against Kill on Saturday at 7.30pm

JUNIORS

The Juniors will look to make it six out of six when they host Ballinagh at 2pm on Sunday.

JUVENILE

The 16’s defeated Redbridge last Tuesday by 1-13 to 2-7 to maintain their 100% record in Division One.  This week’s match away to Cavan Gaels has been postponed and their next game has not yet been finalised.  With four wins out of four, though, they are well worth taking in a match when they are next out. The 14’s & 12’s are not playing this week either.

The Girls U-12s & Boys U-10s continue training at 11.30am on Sunday mornings. The U-8 Boys also continue training at 5.30pm on Wednesday evenings.

WEBSITE

The re-designed website is now up and running and proving very popular.  Just log onto to kingscourtstars.ie  for all the info on the club.  Each team has their own section and with nearly 300 pictures there is plenty of see.  There is also a history section with some great old pictures of past players & teams. New features include a large Gallery with pictures from recent matches and a “You Tube” style Stars TV, which features footage from old Kingscourt, Cavan and general GAA matches.

If anyone has any suggestions for the site or even better is willing to help out either updating it or taking pictures for the site from any Kingscourt matches (at all levels), please e-mail us kingscourt.stars@hotmail.com or ring Niall on 086-8237382.