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Cumann na mBunscol Girls Senior Final
Wednesday 29th May 2013 .

On a sunny afternoon in Moorefield, both teams were back in the final. After supporting the boys, the girls got off to a shaky start, with a quick goal from Kilcullen. Then Kilcullen slipped another goal in the Sallins net. After the great defending of the Sallins backs and clever play from the mids, Kate Murphy won a free and slipped an amazing goal over the keeper’s head. That lifted the team and despite two points from Kilcullen, Sallins came back with three points from Claire Nugent and Leah McCormack to bring the score to 2-2 to 1-3 at half time.

Sallins had the wind and the hill in their favour for the second half. The excitement built as Kate Murphy and Lia Reilly scored a point each but after a number of attempts saved by our goalie Katie Cashman, Kilcullen slipped a goal in.

In the midst of all the support and cheering, the referee had to stop the game to ask the Sallins supporters to move back to the sideline. The team sensed the crowd’s  eagerness and after  many exchanges of possession, Grace Sharkey equalised with a goal. With a couple of minutes remaining, the pressure was on for both teams. After great play from either side, Leah McCormack easily put the ball over the bar. Then................ the greatest sound.... the referee’s whistle blew one last time.
Sallins had won by a point- the final score: Kilcullen 3-2 and Sallins 2-5!

Report by Shauna Eaton

Peil - Fé 10
(Under 10’s BOYS FOOTBALL)
Babhta 1
(Round 1)
Scoil Naomh Lorcán     3-05
St. Mary’s B.N.S. (Maynooth) 0-01
Babhta 2
Scoil Naomh Lorcán    3-02
Scoil na Mainistreach(Celbridge) 2-01
Babhta 3
Scoil Naomh Lorcán   2-04
Scoil Naomh Padraig(Clane)  3-06

Peil - Fé 13
(Under 13’s BOYS FOOTBALL)
Babhta 1
(Round 1)
Scoil Naomh Lorcán
Rathmore N.S.

Babhta 2
Scoil Naomh Lorcán
De La Salle Kildare

Babhta 3
Scoil Naomh Lorcán

Peil na mBan Fé 13 (GIRL’S FOOTBALL)
Babhta 3
Scoil Naomh Lorcán   3-10
Scoil Cóca Naofa (Kilcock)  1-01

Camogie Fé 13
Babhta 3
Scoil Naomh Lorcán   4-0
Rathmore N.S.    2-0


Sports Round Up:

Soccer: Boys and Girls teams reached the Kildare Finals in Kilcullen.
Camogie: Three wins from three games
Girls Football: Four wins from four games. Through to the final!
Boys U13 Football: 2 wins from three games. Through to the final! (vs Rathmore)
Boys U10 Football: 2 wins from three games. Lost in the final. Well done for getting there!  

Under 11 Boys Through to League Final

Sallins Under 11 Boys Footballers earned themselves a place in this year’s league final with a fine display against Castledermot last Wednesday 10th October.
Sallins arrived at the neutral venue of Scoil Mhuire, Ballymany, eager to get the ball rolling and it was this enthusiasm that led to a super start for the boys in green and white. An early scramble in front of the goal allowed James Dalton to poke the ball into the back of the net. A point from Lee Baldwin quickly followed by another from midfielder Adam Kane put Sallins into the lead and showed those watching that they were up for the game.
Castledermot soon settled and put pressure on the Sallins backs, kicking three points in a row to keep them in contention. Sallins battled hard and weathered the storm as goalkeeper Cian Kelly did well to clear a dangerous ball out of the small square.
Both teams regrouped at half time, and there was another blistering start to the half! Sallins went close to rattling the net when a high ball was punched narrowly wide by Lee Baldwin. However, Lee made sure of his next chance, beating the goalkeeper with a powerful shot at the near post and taking a knock for his efforts too.
Castledermot replied almost immediately, dispossessing Sallins of the ball in midfield and lobbing a high ball into the danger area. It was their full-forward who was quickest to react as he punched the ball to the roof of the net. Both teams battled hard over the next ten minutes, possession was vital. With all of the Sallins defenders tackling and blocking well along with Lukus Maher from the forwards helping out, Sallins got the break they needed. James Dalton took on his marker and scored a fine goal with his right foot. This gave Sallins the lift they needed, Cormac Ryan won two frees for his team which Sallins scored before Lee Baldwin got his second goal of the day.
Sallins’ legs began to tire and the substitutes who came on added great drive to the team. Two more points added to a superb bottom-corner save from David Murphy keeping the Castledermot forwards at bay, meant Sallins finished the stronger side.
The Boys will now play in the League Final which will be held in MOOREFIELD GAA CLUB, on FRIDAY 19th OCTOBER, at 3:20pm. All support welcome.
Well done to all of the players!! Comhgairdeas!!

Scoil Naomh Lorcán narrowly beaten by Scoil Uí Riada
1ú Deireadh Fómhair 2012

Sallins Under 11 Footballers were pipped at the post by Scoil Uí Riada last Monday 1 st October. The rain poured down during a very tough and tense first half. Sallins were slow to start and Kilcock had an early goal on the scoreboard before the Sallins players could settle into the game. Both teams had trouble getting and keeping their hands on the ball but it was the home team who were the hungrier. Sallins hit back with a goal, but Kilcock replied immediately.
Scores were very hard to come by, with both teams breaking ball and tackling hard. Kilcock scored another before Sallins hit a purple patch, scoring three good goals in a row. Each goal coming from a long ball into the forwards where Emmanuel Odeniyi and Lee Baldwin both found the net. Scoil Uí Riada had the last say of the half with an equalising goal which left the score 4-0 to 4-0.
The second half began a great intensity, both teams looking to go for the win. Kilcock again took the initiative by getting the first score. It was nip and tuck before Kilcock got a quick goal and a point, then a goal against the run of play to open up a 7 point lead with only four minutes to go. It seemed the writing was on the wall for Sallins, yet they kept the chins up and replied with a point before Lee Baldwin got his second goal of the game. Sallins substitutes came on giving the team a boost of energy. Another point closed the gap to three and a goal was needed. Some excellent passing on the right wing from Darren Keane and Adam Kane lead to pass into the square where it was met by Lukus Maher who appeared to have punched the ball over the line. However, the Kilcock goalkeeper managed to get his hands to it and did enough to keep it out.
A great spirited come back from the Scoil Naomh Lorcán players, who will hopefully bring that hunger into their next game.
Well Done lads!!


Scoil Naomh Lorcán vs Gaelscoil Chill Dara
18 th September 2012

Sallins began their league campaign with a win over Gaelscoil Chill Dara of Newbridge. The rain held off on what was a windy day in Sallins and it was the home side that had to play into the strong breeze in the first half. A slow start from both teams meant it took almost five minutes for a score to arrive. To the joy of the home support, it was a goal for Sallins. A second goal followed soon after, and Scoil Naomh Lorcán began to settle into the game well.
Sallins became more confident as the half went on and their kick passing allowed them to move the ball quickly from defence to attack. Some good saves from goalkeeper David Murphy and blocking from Daniel Caulfield and Aaron Carney in the full back-line kept the opposition from finding the net after a few dangerous balls were launched into the Gaelscoil’s full-forward line.
Sallins started the second half brightly with some substitutes coming off the bench and putting in some very good performances. A close in free was blocked on the line by the Sallins defence, but the visitors got a second attempt minutes later, and this time they found the roof of the net. Sallins replied and finished strong adding some more points to the scoreboard.
A great start to the league and a great effort put in by all.


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