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2009 Archives

Tower Cup

Aidan Fergusons red team ( Below) won the E.F.A.S. Tournament in Killala All weather pitch yesterday when they beat Brendan Ryans blue team 6-1 in the Final. A total of 42 players took part in the festival of football in what turned out to be an enjoyable day. Eamon Knoxs hoops the favourites failed to ignite and ended up with the wooden spoon. Kevin Whyte received the player of the tournament and Jim Ryan picked up the “Player of the future ” award. In a ceremony in the Village Inn afterwards the winners were presented with the Tower cup



The Legend returns

Former Killala FC keeper the legendary Paul Hennigan makes a rare return to his old stamping ground when he plays in todays E.F.A.S Cup at Courthouse street. Paul , who by his own admittance, was by far the best player to turn out for the club over the last 30 years , tips his team to lift the Tower Cup after todays final . He will be available over the next couple of days for any one who wants to take him for a drink and avail of his experiences and advice.


Christmas Lotto Draw

The Lotto has now reached €2300 and the lucky four hamper winners in the Christmas draw were Elaine O’Neill, Keiran Ward, Gary Ferguson and Dennis Francis. The Lotto committee would like to thank all the weekly lotto players and the online lotto players and wish them a Happy and Peacefull Christmas and success in 2010


Teams picked for the E.F.A.S Cup

The teams have been announced for the inaugural E.F.A.S Cup competition . On Tuesday next the 29th starting at 2pm all the current junior squad will be joined by former greats of yesteryear to battle it out for the prestigous and legendary Tower Cup which was first played for back in the summer of 1975 and is much loved by all soccer fans. The place to be next Tuesday is the Killala FC All Weather pitch for top class entertainment. Fixture times will be posted at a later date.

E.F.A.S. Cup Team Details

Celtic Colours Blue White
Eamon (knoxy) Knox (C) Brendan (ryno) Ryan (C) Micheal Noone (C)
Danny (fingers) Gallagher (GK) Martin(hands) Flannery (GK) Sean (jack) Mc Hale (GK)
Rory (giggsy) Gallagher John (speedy) Clarke Kevin (moves) Murray
Ronnie (ronaldo) Mc Hale Paul (the grudge) Judge Johnny (left peg) Cuffe
Peter (tunes) Mc Donnell Alan (murph) Murphy Ian (macca) Mc Nulty
Antony (t-man) Gallagher John (chats) Hannick Ollie (dribbler) Clarke
Ronan (the heff) Heffernan Jason (jinks) Mc Guire Brendan (bravado)Mc Nulty
George (gorgeous) Munnelly Ray (razor) Lynn Shane (didley) Donnelly
Red Black
Aidan (fergie) Fergusson (C) Johnny (morocco) Mc Nulty (C)
Paul (the Legend)Hennigan(GK) Darren (dazzler) Walsh (GK)
Kevin (killer) Whyte Noel (chirps) Mc Leish
Gerry (bomber) Adams Peter (buddy) Regan
Richie(red card) Lynn David (lethal) Lowther ?
Jim (razor ruddock) Ryan Martin (locks) Mc Loughlin
David (dancer) Caden Paul (frostie) Noone
Kenny (costcutter)Sheridan Mark (magic) Mc Donnell
David (Gaz) Alexander


Elaine Lowther Captain Killala U16 Girls team receiving the Mayo U16 girls cup from Christy Rowland of the Mayo Schoolboys and Schoolgirls Assoc. Football league


Girls bring home more siverware

The U16 girls ended the season on a high capturing the Mayo U16 Girls Cup at Milebush Park on Saturday. They defeated Manulla 3-0 to add another trophy to their ever growing haul of silverware. This season alone they have captured the U16 Girls Premier Division title, The Mayo U16 Girls Cup, the Connaught Schools U16 A Title and the FAIS Umbro U16 Girls A All Ireland title as well as reaching the WFAI Umbro u16 girls final. Congratulations to them on a wonderful season. ……U16 Cup Final report here

CHAMPIONS! Killala U16 Girls with the Cup



U13 Boys exit Cup

The U13 boys crashed out of the SFAI cup as the went down to a 5-0 defeat from Colga who travelled from Galway last Sat. Tony Browne would also like to remind all U12 & U13 players that this Thursdays training session is the last session before Christmas and training will resume Thurs 7th of January.


Cup Final fixed for Milebush Park

It has been confirmed this morning that the U16 Girls Cup Final will be played in Milebush Park this Saturday 12th December at 2.00pm. Come along and support the girls. We wish them good luck.


U16 Girls Cup Final

The Girls finally get a chance to to pull the curtain down on a long hard season when they face holders Manulla Fc this Saturday in Castlebar ( 2pm KO ) in the Mayo Road Safety Cup Final . The venue has yet to be decided due to the poor weather conditions but take a break from your Christmas shopping to give the girls your support.


Fixtures for the coming weekend

Sat. 12th Dec U16 Girls Cup Final 2.00pm KO Venue TBC

Sat. 12th U13 Boys V Colga FC ( Galway ) Home 2.00pm KO SFAI Cup Rd2


Christmas Hamper give away

There will be 4 Christmas Hampers given away in the Christmas Lotto draw on the 21st December as a special thank you to all our lotto players from the Lotto Committee.


Coming to a close

There are no games fixed for this weekend involving teams from Killala FC. With the U12 & U14 boys still invoved in the Connaught shield , the U13 boys in the SFAI cup and the U16 girls with just the cup final to play the curtain is coming slowly down on the 2009 season.


Girls get Irish trial call up

Good luck to Killala FC players Aoillean Collins & Eilish Healy who have been selected for trials for the Irish Schools U15 team which will be held in Portlaoise on the 28th December. Both girls figured prominently in the recent Schools Interprovincials in Athlone.


SFAI Cup match off

The U13 Cup match fixed for Saturday against Colga FC ( Galway) has been postponed due to the flooding in Galway.


On International duty

Killala U16 Girls player Aileen Gilroy has joined the U17 Irish squad in Dublin for tonights U17 Ladies friendly clash with England. Aileen will be hoping to add to her ever growing number of International caps. We wish her good luck.


Training Cancelled

U12 Boys training for tonight Tuesday the 24th November is cancelled due to the worsening weather.


This weekends fixtures

Sat. 28th Nov U13 Boys V Colga FC ( Galway) Home KO 1.00pm SFAI Cup RD 2



All games in Mayo, Sligo, Galway, Roscommon and Longford have been postponed this weekend due to the worsening weather conditions.


U16 Girls Cup Final this Weekend

The U16 Girls are back in Milebush Park this Saturday at 2pm when they face old rivals Manulla in the Mayo Road Safety Cup Final. The Killala Girls will be hoping to add this trophy to their immpresive haul but Manulla will have different ideas. We wish them well.


Fixtures for the week

Sat.21st U16 Girls Cup Final Milebush Park KO 2pm Killala V Manulla

Sat.21st Nov. Home U16 Boys V Barna Utd ( Galway) 2.00pm KO Connaught Shiels Rd1


Defeated on last day

The Mens team completed their league programme with a 1-0 reversal away to relegation haunted Knock/Kiltimagh Utd on Sunday. The sixth place finish was a poor return from a promising season in which they managed to capture the divisional cup. …read more


This Weekends Matches

Sat.14th Sept. U13 Boys V Colga FC ( Galway) Home KO 12 noon

Sun.15th Mens team V Knock/Kiltimagh Utd Away KO 12 noon


Mens team wrap up at home on a high

In their final home fixture of the season Killala stopped promotion chasers Clew bay Utd in their tracks with a fine 3-1 win at Asahi more


U14 Boys out of the SFAI Cup

The U14 boys made the long haul to Castlepollard in Westmeath where they took on the local side eventually losing 5-2 in a cracking match. report to follow


Killala Girls through to another Cup Final

The U16 girls had an easy 11-1 win over Westport Utd in Killala on Sunday to reach the Mayo Road Safety u16 girls Cup more


Fixtures for the coming weekend

Sunday 8th Nov. Mens team V Clew Bay Utd Home ( Div.1 ) 11 am KO

Sunday 8th Nov. U16 girls Cup Semi Final V Westport Utd Home 2.00pm

Sunday 8th Nov. U14 boys V Castlepollard Utd ( Westmeath) Away 2pm KO SFAI U14 Cup . Bus Leaves at 10.45am


Mens team go out after penalty shootout

Renmore 2 Killala 2 AET Renmore win 4-3 on penalties in the Connaught Cup played in Galway on Saturday…read more


U14 boys have big win in Sligo

The U14 boys also advanced in the Connaught shield by beating Sligo side Western Rovers 7-1 in Skreen on Saturday…read more


U12 Boys advance

The U12 boys had a good 7-1 win over Snugboro Utd in the Connaught Shield at Courthouse St on Saturday …read more


U16 girls back to doing what they are best at

The U16 girls were back on the winning trail at Courthouse St today in their first game since losing the WFAI cup final last month when they comprehensivly defeated old rivals Ballina Town… read more


U12 boys KNOCK ed out of SFAI U12 Cup

The boys were beaten 5-0 by Knock/Kiltimagh Utd in the first round of the SFAI U12 cup in terrible conditions at Courthouse St today


Fixtures for the week

Saturday 24th Oct. U16 girls V Ballina Town ( Premier League) Home 12noon KO

Saturday 24th Oct. U12 Boys V Knock/Kiltimagh Utd ( SFAI Cup Rd 1 ) Home 2.00pm KO


In Connaught Squad

Best of luck to Aoilean Collins and Ailish Healy of St. Patricks College, Lacken Cross and play for Killala U14 & U16 teams, who have been named in the Connaught Schools Squad to play at the FAIS interprovencials in Athlone on the 6th November.


Emerging Talent Call ups

Congratulations to Killala FC players Darragh O Boyle ( U13 )Shane McAndrew ( U12 )and Emma Munnelly (U11 ) who have been selected to partake in the FAI Mayo region Emerging Talent programme for their age group for the 2009/2010 season .


Fixtures for the coming week

Sat.17th Oct U13 Boys V Westport Away KO 12.00 Bus leaves 10.15am

Sat 17th Oct U16 Girls Cup V Ballinrobe Away KO 2pm Bus leaves 12.15pm OFF Ballinrobe conceeded

Sun.18th Mens Connaught Cup Rd2 V Renmore( Galway ) Away KO 2pm OFF due to mixup of fixture date


First International goal for Aileen

Aileen Gilroy notched up the first of what we hope will be many international goals when she scored the third in a 3-0 win aginst Turkey today as she helped the Republic of Ireland go top of the group.… more


Big Win for Mens team

The mens team came out on top in the relegation battle played at Courthose St. on Sunday. Goals from Rory Gallagher and Peter McDonnell gave them the 3 valuable points against Inver Utd… more


Ladies season completed

The Ladies team finished off their season with a 2-1 loss at Courthouse St on Sunday. Despite fielding without 6 regular players they still managed to keep Manulla waiting until the final minutes to claim the winnng goal.


U13s Boys Match Off

U13 boys match that was due to take place today at 12pm away to Conn Rangers is off as Conn Rangers could not field a team

Big game at Courthouse St.

Its make or break time at Courthouse St. this Sunday when the mens team face Inver Utd in a must win division 1 fixture. Killala need to win to pull away from the relegation zone and with only two games left after this, now is the time. KO is at 2.30pm


Match of the Day

Congratulations to Killala FC Child protection officer and elected Member of Mayo County Council Jarlath Munnelly and his new wife Sandra who were married today. Best wishes from all at the club


On International duty

While all eyes will be on Croke Park following the fortunes of the Senior International team, Killala FC u16 player Aileen Gilroy will be focused on her own qualifying task as she is out in Slovenia with the Irish U17 ladies where they play in a qualifying group for the 2010 European Championships. Slovenia (10th Oct ) Turkey (12th Oct ) and Denmark ( 15th Oct ) provide the opposition in the mini group. All at the club wish her well…read more


Mens team out of FAI junior cup

The Mens team bowed out of the FAI junior cup on Sunday in Swinford when they were unlucky to go out to the local Premier Division high flyers 1-0….read more


Defib Update (The final one !!)

The final chapter on our defib appeal was realized this week when we were presented with our defib and storage unit. Ivan Sweeney accepted the unit on behalf of the Club from Patricia Kiernan from Cardiac Services who are the suppilers of the units (Pictured Below), While we hope we never have to use this potential life saving piece of eqiupment it is a great piece of mind to know that it is now at hand should the need arise.

This trip started back in April of this year when our club in conjunction with Mid West Radio and C&C Cellullar launched an appeal to collect 500 old mobile phones which could be exchanged for a Defib, we comfortably reached this total in May with the support of our local community, the next phase of the journey was completed in Sept this year when 6 members of the club succesfully completed there training and are now certified users of Defib units and the final chapter as metioned was the delivery of the unit this week.

We would again like to say to all involved in the appeal, Sponsors, trainers, collectors and all who donated, Thank you for your support!!



U14 & U12 Boys Exit Connaught Cup at first hurdle

The U12 boys were beaten 8-1 by a much stronger Ballyglass outfit at Courthouse St on Saturday while the U14 lads went down to Straide and Foxford in a thriller 4-3 AET at the same venue … read more


Fixtures for the coming week

Sat 3rd Oct. Connaught Cup RD 1 U12 boys V Ballyglass Home 1.30 pm KO

Sat 3rd Oct Connaught Cup Rd 1 U14 Boys V Straide & Foxford Utd Home 3.00pm KO

Sat 3rd Oct Connaught Cup Rd 1 U16 Boys V Achill Rovers Away 2.00pm KO Bus leaves at 12 (Cancelled)

Sunday 4th Oct FAI Junior Cup rd 1 Mens Team V Swinford Away 2.00pm KO


FAI Emerging Talent

Congratulations to Darragh O Boyle on being called into the Mayo section of the FAI Emerging talent programme for 2009/2010 . Darragh who plays for the U13,U14 and U16 Killala sides starts the programme this Thursday night in Castlebar.


All Matches off

All Mayo League matches at Junior, Ladies and Schoolboys & Youths have been postponed as a mark of respect to the late Liam McEntee RIP a member of the Mayo Referee society … read more


FAI Junior Cup begins

The Largest cup competion in Europe kicks off in Mayo this weekend. Killala are drawn against Premier division promotion chasers and Chadwick Cup Finalists Swinford FC in Cloonboy on Sunday at 2.00pm in what will be a tough test for the lads. Good luck to Mark & Kenny and all the lads


Fixtures for the coming week

Sat 26th U13 Boys V Conn Rangers 12noon Away Bus leaves at 11am

Sunday 27th Mens team V Swinford FC Away 2.00pm FAI Junior Cup Rd 1


Killala FC Lotto won again

Congratulations to Niall O’Donnell on winning €1700 in the Club lotto on Monday night ……. read more


Disappointment for the Girls.

The Killala girls were beaten 3-0 by Stella Marris from Dublin in the WFAI U16 Cup Final yesterday. A large crowd turned out at celtic park on a sunny afternoon to support the team and acclaim their magnificent achievement on reaching a national final….read more


Killala U14 Boys presented with shield

The U14 boys finaly got there hands on their silverware as they were presenented with their shield tonight by Christy Rowland from the Mayo league congratulations again to all the U14 Players and Coaches.


Lets hope this is only the first piece of silverware to be presented this week!! Good luck to all the U16 Girls, Ciara McDonnell their Coach and backroom staff Peter McDonnell from all the coaches, players and committee members at Killala AFC.


Supporters Bus For Cup Final

Donnellys bus will leave from outside the Arch Bar on Sunday at 1.30pm. €5 for children and €10 for adults . Admission to the match in Celtic Park is€5 ,children free.


Aileen all set for Italian job

Killala U16 player Aileen Gilroy set out for to Dublin today to take her place in the Irish international U17 Squad to face Italy on Thursday and Saturday….read more



The Girls U16 team wrapped up the Premier division title for the second successive season when they beat Kilmore 11-0 tonight at Courthouse St. for their eigth straight win in the league .Goals fromEileen Collins,(7) Alanna Naughton (2) Karen Lawlor and Rachel Healy gave the girls the points and was the perfect warm up for the WFAI U16 Cup Final on Sunday….read more


U16 Boys sign off with a win

The U16 boys team deafeated Claremorriss B 3-2 Away from home on Monday night to give Brian McHale and his assistant Aidan Sweeney a win in their final league match of the season… more


Fixtures for the coming week

Mon.7th Sept U16 Boys Away to Claremorris 6.30 KO Bus leaves 5pm

Tuesday 8th Sept. U16 Girls Home to Kilmore FC 6.30pm KO

Friday 11th Sept U13 Boys Home to Iorras Aonthaithe 6.30pm KO

Sunday 13th Sept U16 Girls WFAI Cup Final V Stella Maris FC Celtic Park, Castlebar 3.00pm KO


Mens team snatch a valuable point in Achill

A mens team missing 8 regulars travelled to pace setters Achill Rovers and snatched a point when Peter McDonnell scored when he curled home a wind assisted more


Ladies come out worst in 9 goal thriller

The Killala ladies went down 5-4 in the Texoil cup quarter Final to Castlebar Celtic at Celtic Park today despite twice taking the lead…read more


Aileen Gilroy included in the U17 Irish Squad

Congrats to Ailleen Gilroy who has been named in the Ireland U17 Squad for matches in Dublin against Italy next Thursday and Saturday as they contine their prepatations for the 2010 UEFA Championships. All at the club wish her well.


Defib Update

A defibrillater users course was run this Thurs evening at our Clubhouse.The course covered CPR, defib operation and how to stop choking. 6 members of our club attended and successfully completed this American Heart foundation accerdited course, the course was delivered by Siobhan Henry of the Civil Defence. All participants agreed that while they hope they never have to use their training in a real life situation, if the need arises, then the skills they learned on the course could make a difference and save a life.

Congratulations to all participants on achieving there certification


pictured L/R Joe O’Neill, Sioban Henry (Instructor) Aidan Sweeney, Tony Browne, Resusci Annie, Ivan Sweeney, Karen Webb, Dessie O’Boyle

We are expecting delivery of our new defibrillator in a week or so, so watch out for the next update.


U16 Girls go 5 points clear

The Killala girls extended their lead at the top of the Premier division when beating second place Ballyvarry Blue Bombers 7-1 at Ballyvarry last night. With only 3 games remaining and all at home it’s looking good for the girls.….read more


U13 Boys fixture announced

The U13 Boys league kicks off this Friday in Manulla with a 6.30 pm KO . We wish Tony Browne and Jonny Cuffe and the boys all the best for the campaign. All the fixtures can be seen …here


Fixtures for the coming Week

Monday 31st U16 Boys V Snugboro Home 6.30pm

Tuesday 1st Sept U16 Girls V Ballyvarry Away 6.30pm Bus Leaves @ 5pm

Friday 4th Sept U13 Boys V Manulla Away 6.30pm Bus Leaves 5pm

Sun.6th Ladies V Castlebar Celtic Away 12noon ( Texoil Cup Quarter Final )

Sun 6th Men V Achill Rovers Away 3.00pm


Mens Team sucked into relegation battle

A 3-0 loss at the hands of Mulranny Utd at Courthouse St. today has plunged Killala into a potential relagation dogfight with only 4 games to go…more


U14 Girls get chance to shine

The U14 Girls get their chance for a place in the spotlight when they play premier division leaders Ballyvarry Blue Bombers in the U14 Girls Cup Semi Final in Thursday night. We Ciara & Elaine and all the girls the best of luck.


U16 Girls Qualify for WFAI Cup Final

Killala girls had a magnificent 5-2 win over a very talented and competitive Wilton Utd FC side from Cork in Asahi Park on Sunday. The match was switched to the Ballina road venue from Courthouse St.due to the heavy rain that preceeded the Kick off. The weather though did not deter the fans who turned up in large numbers to be entertained to good football despite the conditions.Aoileen Collins (2)Niamh Collins (2) and Elaine Lowtherscored the goals to give Killala a place in the All Ireland final