Match Reports

U13 Boys League Div 3 Final

posted 3 Oct 2017, 03:05 by Barry Kelly

Competition: U13 Boys League Division 3 Final

Venue: Hawkfield

Result: Sallins 5-9 Carbury 0-3

The U13 Boys Footballers put in a great display to win the Division 3 League Final against Carbury on Saturday morning in Hawkfield. Sallins started strongly with an early point from Conor Egan followed quickly by another from Colm Dalton. Sallins took control after 15 minutes with a well taken goal by full forward Conor Keane. However, Carbury dominated the next 10 minutes scoring 3 consecutive points and putting the Sallins full back line of Lorcan O'Reilly, Craig Breen and Ryan Locke under serious pressure. Dan Rogers tried his best from corner forward to get Sallins going again. Eventually a strong kick out from goalkeeper Dylan Campbell was worked up the field by wing back Adam Donnelly and Bobby Brennan to find Stephen Kelly for a revealing point by Stephen Kelly. John Prendiville was able to win the Carbury kick out and feed corner forward Jack Kelly for another quick point with the last kick of the fist half.

Halftime Score: Sallins 1-4 Carbury 0-3

Second half substitutes Dylan O'Sullivan at corner back and Ryan McCarthy at corner forward brought the fresh legs that Sallins needed and a goal in first minute from Jack Kelly steadied the nerves. A Colm Dalton point and a goal from Conor Keane, after the Carbury goalkeeper spilled an high ball, put Sallins in control. Ciaran Mangan was able to dominate from midfield and fed Tristan O'Connor who stormed up the field from centre back to score a great individual goal. Straight from the kick out Colm Dalton caught a great high ball and powered the ball into the top corner for another Sallins goal and the game was as good as won after 7 minutes of the second half. Conor Farrell came on at corner forward and was able to link play for a well taken point by wing back Ruairi Hand. At this stage Sallins were in cruise control and finished the game out with a further 2 points from Captain on the day Stephen Kelly and 1 from Colm Dalton. A great display from all these young lads and a brilliant way to end a long but enjoyable year. A special thank you to all the parents for their fantastic support and on to Feile next year! Sallins Abu! Mentors Graeme Locke, John Rogers and Eric Farrell.

Minor Girls Football Match Report

posted 25 Sep 2017, 04:55 by Barry Kelly

Venue Eadestown  V Sallins Minor girls 

Sallins travelled to Eadestown for their 2nd league game. The  home team started strong with a penalty well taken followed by 3 pts then 2 goals. In the 7th minute, Eve Brennan  was first to score a point for sallins. Haley and Niamh scored a further six points before Eadstown again found the back of the net. More scores were traded and the first half finished Sallins 0-9, Eadstown 6-4.  The second half saw a determined sallins team return with Haley scoring 1-1 before Eadstown added a point to their tally. Niamh and Leah Mccormack got two quick goals and the ball was kicked over the bar by many of the team including Aoife Kiernan, Lia Reilly  & Claire Nugent.  During this time, Eadstown scored one last goal and a point and despite loosing their keeper to injury for a couple of minutes, they managed to hold out for the narrowest win . Final score 3-17 to 7-6.

Sallins u 13 divsion 4 played at home this week.  These girls have played this league without a loss . Cappagh made the journey with just 15 girls. Sallins had a full panel. The first half was a very competitive with both teams trading scores. The second half saw Sallins kick on taking some great scores . Cappagh made a game if it until the end but ultimately Sallins strength and fresh legs saw them win well . Scorers for Sallins came from Saorise Power, Eabha Owens and all the Anna s Anna Carpenter, Anna Mc Gillaway Anna Higgins and Anna Reumkens .Scores for Cappagh were Alex Reynolds and Ava Byrne. 

Referree was Bill Brophy. 

The u 13 Division 7 girls also played at home this week. This time Baltinglass were the opposition. Coincidently Sallins and Baltinglass line out in identical Jerseys. So the Sallins girls wore their Pink bibs. This was a super competitive game of football. With both teams taking some fine scores and plenty defensive work been done .

In the end with both sides running in their subs It was ultimately the last few scores by Baltinglass that was the difference. 

Final score Sallins 2-02 Baltinglass 2-09. Referree was Kevin Cullen 

Well done to all teams.

 Lastly Best of luck to all the ladies teams playing in the All Ireland tomorrow. 

Wishing our Mentors and approximately 80 of our girls traveling to Croke Park a Great day out 

Ladies football Abu

U13 Boys Football League Division 3 Match Report

posted 25 Sep 2017, 04:45 by Barry Kelly

Competition: U13 Boys Football League Division 3

Venue: Sallins GAA

Result: Sallins 8-15 Newtown Gaels 2-9

The U13 boys footballers guaranteed their place in semi finals with a good win at home to Newtown Gaels on Sunday morning. Newtown Gaels started stronger and scored an early goal but from then on Sallins took control of the game. Playing some fast flowing football and also defending strongly the lads turned around at half time leading by 4-8 to 1-2. Newtown Gaels showed great spirit in the second half and began the take their scores but as they pushed forward Sallins were able to pick of their own scores on the break. Sallins were always in control and managed 4 more goals to close out the game. Another great performance by these lads. Scorers Colm Dalton 2-4, Conor Keane 2-3, Tristan O’Connor 1-2, Jack Kelly 1-2, Ruairi Hand 1-0, Conor Egan 1-0, Ciaran Mangan 0-2, Stephen Kelly 0-1

U13 Boys Football League Division 3

posted 22 Sep 2017, 05:05 by Barry Kelly   [ updated 22 Sep 2017, 05:08 ]

 Competition: U13 Boys Football League Division 3

Venue: Eadestown GAA

Result: Sallins 5-13 Eadestown 2-16


The U13 Boys Footballers travelled to the so far unbeaten Eadestown on a very wet evening on Wednesday.  Surprisingly the pitch was firm and this made for an exciting game of free flowing open football.  Eadestown started strongly winning the throw in and the first few kick outs and managed to get some early scores but Sallins gradually began to find their feet and started to take their opportunities.  A goal just before half time saw Sallins in front 2-7 to 1-8 at the break.  The game continued in the same vain in the second half with both teams playing quick attacking football, however Sallins were able to get 3 goals at important times and were always able to keep their noses in front.  Eadestown threw everything at us in the last few minutes but some great defending and goalkeeping meant Sallins held on for the win.  This result gives the lads a great chance to qualify for the semi-finals with just one group game left against Newtown Gaels on Sunday morning in Sallins.  These boys are playing some great stuff so come out and support them if you can.  Scorers were Ryan McCarthy 2-0, Conor Keane 1-5, Colm Dalton 1-4, Ciaran Mangan 1-1, Stephen Kelly 0-2, John Prendiville 0-1.

St Stephen's Day Match Report

posted 17 Jan 2014, 07:34 by Sallins GAA Club

According to the Official GAA handbook, all teams are only allowed a maximum of 15 players on the pitch at any given time... However, there is one unwritten exception; The Sallins GAA St Stephen's Day Charity Match, where both teams 'mysteriously' finish the game with well over 20 players each.

The Charity match has been one of the highlights of the festive period for many years now and this year's was no different, with the final score reading St Bridget's Terrace/Hillview 1-13 The Village 0-16.

Glasses of hot whiskeys acted as water bottles, Liam Robotham was never seen without his camera, football boots were covered in cobwebs and duct tape and the sale of Deep Heat to rub on aching muscles was at its highest.

The Village took the lead through Will Collins before Conor Herbert levelled it up for The Terrace/Hillview just moments later, popping a point over the bar that had a Dublin flag stuck to one of the uprights. Nothing has been confirmed as of yet, but rumour has it that Liam Mulligan is responsible.

At this stage the subs began rolling on, the only problem was that nobody was coming off. Even The Terrace/Hillview manager Murt Walsh tried to get in on the action, although The Village still believe he was slipping referee Liam Herbert a few bob to ensure his side won. 

After the sides exchanged further points, The Terrace/Hillview were awarded a penalty as Dave Sharkey seemed to forget the rules of Gaelic for a moment and touched the ball on the ground. Eamonn McCormack put the resulting penalty into the back of the net.

With half time approaching everybody was on the pitch, the ball could hardly be seen! Players were mistaking Dave Sharkey's bald head for a size 5 O'Neill's ball, Tommy Brady and Eoin Delmer were holding hands and Liam Mulligan was trying to jump up and touch the crossbar.

The second half started like the first, with 15 players each and ended like the first, with grandparents and 5th cousins playing. 

The Terrace/Hillview began to take a commanding lead with superb performances in the backs and the forwards. The Herbert Trio of Anthony, Michael and Eamonn minded the house (Not the house in the Terrace) while Jacko McCormack, Conor Herbert and Brenner Gill were doing the business up front!

There was talk that star studded names such as Mickey Corley and Mick Robotham were flown home especially for the much anticipated game and not for the family occasion of Christmas although by the looks of it, I don't think Mickey missed out on any Turkey and Stuffing yesterday!

Chairman Kevin Dillon got his name on the scoresheet which was a big enough surprise in itself, but what came as an even bigger shock was that he wasn't wearing a suit! Speaking of fashion sense, Stretch Winders lined out in his famous gardening gloves and swimming togs! 

News was also spreading that Seanie Johnston had been viewing a house in Sallins to try get in on the action but with Tommy Brady involved, everyone concluded that one Cavan man was enough!

The Village looked to be heading for defeat but they showed great heart, character and determination along with a few generous free kicks to rack up four points in a row to bring the game level. Liam Herbert then blew his full time whistle despite shouts coming from players saying "Next score wins" which is something you'd hear at under 9 training on a Sunday morning!

Speaking after the game Murt Walsh claimed that the Dublin flag affected The Terrace/Hillview's performance and he also shrugged off claims that he brought on too many substitutes jokingly stating that his players actually "went to the dressing room for a drink of water" and that others were "in Naas hospital getting physio!". 

The final score finished The Terrace/Hillview 1-13 The Village 0-16, which was played in order to raise funds for the Sallins Tidy Towns.

Same time next year lads?

- Eoin Beatty

Robert Emmetts v Athgarvan

posted 17 Aug 2012, 05:43 by James Lawless

Robert Emmetts played their first round of the championship tonight .
The first half was a close and exciting game Emmett opened the scores
with 2 p s. Then Athhgarven score  ! g and 2 ps before  Emmetts got
back in scoring form with 2 good goals from Laura Doyle.  By half time
there  was just 1 point between the teams. the score was  2 g and 4 ps
to Emmetts to  ! g and 8 ps to Athgarvan .

The second half started with  Robert Emmetts  scoring 2 ps  they then
missed a few goal chances  Athgarven  then scored  3 g oals in quick
succession  Emmetts  did nt give up and got 1 goal back but it was not
enough   and Athgarven finished of in style  winning on a score line
of  5 g and 11 p s  to Robert Emmetts  . 3 g and 7 p s .

Scorers for Emmetts were  Laura Doyle Roisin Dunleavy  Mary Hulgraine
Shelly Campbell Ali NI Sdhublaine  and Kayleigh Conroy .

U13 Football Division 2 Sallins v. Suncroft

posted 17 Aug 2012, 05:28 by James Lawless

Our under 13 footballers travelled to Suncroft on the evening of Wednesday 15th despite hurricane warnings and conditions to match. Well done to our lads who came away with a 1-10 to 1-4 win. Sallins played against the wind in the first half and due to strong work by our midfield and defence we were only a point down at half time. After the resumption they went on to score 8 unanswered points before Suncroft scored again but by that stage the game was well won and well done to all involved. The lads are next up now against Eadestown this Sunday morning (19th) in Sallins a home game and all support welcome.


Thanks to Eamonn Herbert for match report.


League Final - Sallins: 0-16 Grangenolan: 2-4

posted 17 Aug 2012, 05:19 by James Lawless

Sallins secured their first major trophy for over nine years, defeating their opponents Grange in the Division 3 League Final on a somewhat blustery Saturday evening in Hawkfield.

The last time the men in green and white tasted major success was in 2003 when they marched to victory in the Junior ‘A’ Championship, overcoming a very experienced Suncroft side with the calibre of Anthony Rainbow, Killian Brennan and Trevor Moran in their squad.

Now, in 2012, they were led to the League final by Anthony Herbert, Michael McLoughlin, Michael O’Brien and John Heffernan, a quartet who had experience of playing in big games in handfuls.

As for Grange, they were coming into the game looking to cause an upset and unload, perhaps a certain amount of sportsman-like revenge on the Canal-Siders having been beaten by them twice in the league by the smallest of margins.

Sallins, however, looked the hungrier of the two sides in the opening exchanges of the game and found themselves, deservedly six points to the good after a mere ten minutes played.

Three Conor Herbert points in quick succession set his team on their way before Damien Behan, Justin McLoughlin and Eamonn McCormack added to that tally with a point each respectively.

Grange at this point, looked both rattled and shell-shocked, but weren’t prepared to lie down without a fight. Keith Leigh landed a free kick on the fifteen minute mark to open the men in blue and yellow’s account for the evening.

With Player/Manager Eamonn Farrell issuing instructions from the sideline, Grange began to gain momentum and pile on the pressure on the Sallins rear-guard but couldn’t find a way to break down the resolute defensive unit. Keith Leigh did however manage to split the posts with another difficult free to cut Sallins’ lead even further.

The Sallins management team then opted for a different approach, putting midfielder Lar McKenna into full forward and the switch paid off immediately as McKenna rose above two defenders to knock the ball down to an on-rushing Eamonn McCormack who calmly slotted over.

It looked as though Sallins would have a commanding lead at the interval but that was not to be as Grange were awarded a penalty right on the stroke of the half time whistle, which Shane Dunne dispatched with aplomb to leave the score at 8 points to 1-2 at the break.

Sallins knew that by no means was this game over and acknowledged that they were now in a battle. Having lost McKenna through injury, Sean Corley was introduced as his replacement and made his mark on the game straight away with an excellently worked point.

Grange continued to keep up the pressure on Sallins and eventually broke them down as Nathan Doyle found the back of the net to ensure a nervy second half for Sallins.

However, the men in green and white found their rhythm once again and this proved pivotal. From then on in, it was one-way traffic as Sallins began knocking scores over at will with the pick of the bunch coming from Eamonn McCormack and Conor Herbert.

Speaking after the game, Sallins selector, Michael McLoughlin described this victory as being one of the proudest of his career, saying “We try to install a winning mentality and it’s evident here today that it has paid off. Words cannot describe how happy and proud I am for this group of lads, their commitment and enthusiasm is outstanding”.

Attention now turns to the Championship as Sallins face Rathangan and Grange lock horns with Clogherinkoe.

Sallins: Dan Sweeney, Gavin Moore, Eoin Delmer, Wayne Farrell, John Boland, Emmet Ralph, Damien O’Keeffe, Mark Donnelly, Lar McKenna, Eamonn Cully, Damien Behan (0-4), Justin McLoughlin (0-1), Conor Herbert (0-4 2f), Eamonn McCormack (0-5), Eoin Ennis. Subs: Jack Sharkey (0-1) for Eoin Ennis, Sean Corley (0-1) for Lar McKenna (Inj), Paul Clifford for Eamonn Cully, Matthew Cluxton-Corley for Damien O’Keeffe.

Grangenolvan: Willie Clynch, JJ Grace, Jason Lambe, Kevin Peters, Ian Costigan, Paddy O’Brien (0-1), Tommy Nolan, Mark Brennan, Eddie O’Brien, Keith Leigh (0-2f), Shane Dunne (1-0), Killian Deere, Wayne Dooley (0-1), Lar Nolan, Nathan Doyle (1-0). Subs: Eamonn Farrell for Killian Deere, Johnny Mannion for Eddie O’Brien, Kevin Casey for Tommy Nolan.

Referee: Dave Coady (Ballykelly)

Robert Emmetts - Football Reports

posted 2 Jun 2012, 04:04 by James Lawless

2 April - Our u 14 s played at home to Eadestown this week . What a thrilling game to watch  as both teams of girls played some great football and kept us all there til the final whistle. The final score was 4 g s and 8 p s to Robert emmetts to 3 g s and 1 p to Eadestown. The final score didn’t really reflect how close these two teams were and well done to both teams who served up a great game in what was a full team effort .


24 April -  Robert Emmetts played away to Suncroft tonight. The first half saw a
game played at a fast pace with Suncroft dominating a lot of the play to see them go in at half time ahead of the girls from Emmetts  on a score line of 2 g and 5 ps to 7 p s, the second half saw more of the same and Sunroft kicked on to win well with 6 g s and 12 p s to Robert Emmetts 14 p s. Robert Emmetts never gave hope but  Suncroft converted  all the chances that came their way . And ran out convincing winners on the night.
Scorers for Emmetts were 5 p s each to Mary Hulgraine and to Laura Doyle  2 p s to Ali Ni Dshublaine and 1 p each to Amy O Connor and Janice Boland.


3 May - Robert Emmetts Under 14  had a great win at home tonight against Two-mile-house, Score 9-5 to 1-1


10 May - Robert Emmetts played away to Killcullen on Tuesday night. In what was
a game of two halves and played at a great pace. Kilcullen had the better opening half with some fine scores from Claire Mc Donald and Jane Peaclough .But the score of the game came when the girls from Emmetts worked the ball up the field to to see
Laura Doyle finish the move with a cracking goal into the back of the Killcullen net.The end of the first half saw Killcullen go in with a 7 point lead. The second half saw the girls from Robert Emmetts up their game  and they scored two goals in the first 15 minutes and could have had a third one but for the save of the game from Aoife Molyneaux in goals for Killcullen to deny the in form Laura Doyle .The girls from Kilcullen only scored 4 points in the second half. Daire Smyth and Emily Vaughan had a good game for Killcullen with Shelly Campbell and Kathryn O Hara playing well for Robert Emmetts
but player of the game on the night goes to Tara O Neill who put in a lot of hard work and covered plenty of ground.

Scorers for Robert Emmetts were Sandra Delmer Laura Doyle Janice Boland and Ciara Lawlor. Scorers for Kilcullen were Claire Mc Donald and Jane Peaclough.

The Final score was Robert Emmetts  5 g and 7 p s to Kilcullen  2 g and 12 ps
Well Done to both teams.


16 May - Robert Emmetts played away to Clane last night in what was definitely
 not one of Emmetts better performances. The match was really over  and as a contest by half time the score een 4 g and 7 p to clane to 1 g and 2 p s to Emmetts .
The second half saw Emmetts only score a futher 2 p s.

The Final score was 6 g and 8 p s to Clane and 1 g and 4 p s to Robert Emmets.


22 May -
Robert Emmetts played at home tonight to Na Fianna . The first half saw Na Fianna score 1 g and 9 p s to Emmetts  6 ps Robert Emmetts made a few changes in the second half but it was to be Na Fianna s night . They ran out convincing winners on a score line of
 2 g s and 16 p s to Robert Emmetts  1 g and 9 ps .

Robert Emmetts v Ballymore

posted 2 Aug 2011, 06:53 by James Lawless

Robert Emmetts  played Ballymore away tonight . Both teams  were short players and played 13 a side in what was

by the score sheet a one sided game . But it was far from it  Ballymore did score a lot of goals  but the girls from Emmetts

played  their hearts out . They kicked some great points all from play and should have had another goal ot two but it was nt to be .


The final score was  Ballymore 10 g  and 4 p  to Robert Emmetts  1  g and 9 p .


Hannah  Javaherian  Karla Gavin  Faye Garner  all played well .


Scorers ; Hannah Javaherian  1 g   1p

              Sarah Conway                3 p

               Niamh Mulligan               2p

               Aine Conway                   2p

               Jodi Traynor                    1p

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