Kilbeggan Shamrocks GAA Notes

September 15, 2019

Centenary celebration

GAA president John Horan will be attending a celebration to mark the centenary of our first senior football championship success in 1919 on Friday week, September 27.

The Uachtarán will also perform the official opening of our all-weather facility, which has been in use for a number of years now, and is expected to pay a visit to Scoil an Chlochair. 

Kilbeggan beat Kinnegad by 1-7 to 1-1 before a crowd of 3,000 in Rochfortbridge to win the first of their seven senior football titles exactly 100 years ago, and family members of the 17 players who were involved will receive special presentations at the celebration in the Parish Centre.

The winning panel was: Jack Guilfoyle, Frank McGuinness, Michael Lynagh, Matt Delahunty, Ned Langan, Joe Guilfoyle, Albert Ryan, Tom Bohan, John Coghlan, Bernard O’Neill, Dick Langan, Joe Dwyer, John McGuinness, Joseph Rourke, James McGuinness, Fr Pat Joe Ryan and Barney Finn.

Underage matters

Training for our U8s and U10s drew to a close last Thursday evening. We thank the children, their parents and, of course, the coaches for turning up week in, week out since last April. Our mixed U8 and U8 girls teams played their final blitzes of the year in Athlone and The Downs last Monday and Saturday respectively.

Meanwhile, our minors are straight through to the Division 3 Shield final after Delvin / St Paul's conceded a walkover in the semi-final which was due to take place last Wednesday evening.


Last week's lucky numbers were 3, 8, 18 and 22. There were five Match 3 winners - Fiona Smith, Tony Cantwell, Art Muldoon, Orla Claffey and Christy & Dympna. This week's draw takes place in Larrigy's with the jackpot standing at €15,000. Tickets, costing €2, can be purchased locally. Thank you for your continued support.

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