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Christmas Hamper Winners

Hamper Winners in the Lotto Draw Givaway

Kevin Mc Donnell
Declan Murphy
Owen Farrell
Noreen Whyte
Wolf Dog Tavern Syndicate

Killala AFC  would like to thank all its lotto players, sellers and checkers for their support and help during the year.
Wishing them a Happy Christmas and Prosperous new year.


MNF Semi Finals Off

Tonights MNF matches are off due to to deep layer of snow sitting on top of the Astro turf pitch. They will be refixed after the holidays.


Christmas Hamper Givaway

The Lotto Committee are giving away 5 Christmas Hampers this Monday as an appreciation for all support from lotto players throughout the year. The jackpot is €7400 so get your tickets in or play on line  now.


Results From MNF Quarter Finals

6.30pm The Untouchables 3 V The Coastgaurd 0

7.15 pm  The Legends 2 V Deel Rovers Utd 3

8.00pm Killala FC 3 V Bio Labs 0

8.45pm Lacken  0V A.O.W 5


Curtain drawn on Long Season

The mens  season came to an end on Sunday as Killala were knocked out of the  Connaught Cup by Ballyhaunis Town. A rusty looking home side gave away two bad goals and failed to capitalise on numerous chances including a rare missed Rory Gallagher penalty and bowed out on a 2-1 scoreline .…read more


Quarter Finals spot for U14 Boys

The U14 boys beat Calry Bohs ( Sligo)  1-0 with a Kyle McLoughlin goal midway through the second half in a keenly fought match at Courthouse St. to enter into the last eight of the U14 Connaught Cup for the first time in the clubs history, they now join the U16 Boys  who are at the same stage in the U16 Shield …..see here for report

In the U12 Connaught Shield match played earlier in the day the young Killala lads were outclassed and outscored by the neighbours from across the bay, Enniscrone/Kilglass Utd managed by former Killala player , Eddie Munnelly , Seaview Tce.


Looking good for Monday Night Football

It looks like we will finally get the Quarter Finals played this Monday, lets hope the weather holds out.  The fixtures are :

MNF Quarter Finals this Monday night

6.30pm The Untouchables V The Coastgaurd

7.15 pm  The Legends V Deel Rovers Utd

8.00pm Killala FC V Bio Labs

8.45pm Lacken V A.O.W

All Games 15 mins a side  5 mins sudden death Extra time if a draw then Penalties


Killala Girls on Team of The Year

Congratulations to Emma Loughney & Aoife Munnelly who were named on the Mayo Womens League U17 Team of The Year recently. This is a great personal achievement for  them and they bring great honour to the club. Despite being the top team at their level and winning the U17 Title this season,  Killala strangely only got these two players on the team even though they had several other strong candidates. The girls will receive their awards at The Mayo Womens League Function this Friday night in The Squeeling Pig , Ballyglass.


Football Resumes this weekend

The big thaw has resulted in the Connaught competitions resuming this weekend. The Fixtures are :

Sat. 11th  Killala V Enniscrone/Kilglass Home U12 Connauhgt Shield 12noon

Sat.11th Killala V Calry Bohs  Home U14 Connaught Cup 2.00pm KO

Sunday 12th Killala V Ballyhaunis Town Home Connaught Cup 2.00pm KO


MNF Games Off

All tonights rearranged last eight matches are off due to a section of the pitch which is still frozen and dangerous. It is hoped that we can finally get them played next Monday.


MNF Games to go ahead Weather Permitting

MNF Quarter Finals this Monday night

6.30pm The Untouchables V The Coastgaurd

7.15 pm  The Legends V Deel Rovers Utd

8.00pm Killala FC V Bio Labs

8.45pm Lacken V A.O.W

All Games 15 mins a side  5 mins sudden death Extra time if a draw then Penalties


Another Hatrick for” Giggsy”

Rory Gallagher picked up a hatrick of awards at the Annual Mayo AFL Presentation Dinner in the Welcome Inn on Friday night. He was awarded the Golden Boot for Division One,  Footballer of the Year in Division One and was also named on the Division One Team Of The Year. Other Killala Players to be honoured were Sean McHale, Eamon Knox & Jonathan McNulty also named on the Team of the Year, while Aileen Gilroy picked up an Appreciation Award for her role with the Irish U17 Womens Team at the World Cup, While Chairman  Anthony Gallagher picked up the Club of the Month ( May) Award for Killala FC. Well Done to All involved,  for bringing these honours to yourselves and the club. Pictures now available to view in our gallery


MNF Games Off

The Weather has called a halt to tonites Quarter Final fixtures at Killala Fc MNF Tournament . They will be played next Monday at the same times.


U16 Boys move on

The U16 boys qualified for the Connaught Shield Quarter finals with a resounding 5-1 win at Courthouse Street when they over came Dromore Villa ( Sligo ) 5-1. The homeside recovered from going 1-0 down early on with goals from  Darragh OBoyle (2) Simon Helly (2) and Mathew Keane to set up a home tie in the New Year


MNF Quarter Finals this Monday night

6.30pm The Untouchables V The Coastgaurd

7.15 pm  The Legends V Deel Rovers Utd

8.00pm Killala FC V Bio Labs

8.45pm Lacken V A.O.W

All Games 15 mins a side  5 mins sudden death Extra time if a draw then Penalties


Matches off

Todays U14 & U12 Matches  in Sligo have been postponed due to snow covered pitches


Weekend Fixtures

U12 Connaught Sheild Sat 27th Nov. Killala V Enniscrone / Killglass Away 11am KO Bus leaves at 10am

U14 Connaught Cup Killala V Calry Bohs Away Sat. 27th Nov 12noon KO Bus Leaves @10.15am

U16 Connaught Shield Killala V Dromore Villa  Sat27th Courthouse St. 3pm KO


Results From Monday Night Football Rd 3

The Old Legends 7  Coastgaurd 2

Bio Labs 0 A.O.W 3

Lacken 3 Deel Rovers 1

Killala 1 The Untouchables 5



The U17 Women lifted the League Cup in Manulla today with a comprehensive victory over the home side. First half goals from Aileen Gilroy (2) and Jacinta Munnelly put them into a commanding lead by half time and they never looked like losing  as Manulla failed to trouble the Killala goal in the second period……read more


Killala Girls face stern test

The U17 Women travel to Manulla this Sunday (12 noon ) to play the local side in the womens Cup Final. Manulla FC are the holders and are unbeaten in this competition to date and will prove a big test for a Killala side without the injured playmaker Elaine Lowther and left winger Emma Loughney, but Killala also are unbeaten so a cracker of a game is in store. We wish Peter, Stephen , Ciara and all the squad , the best of luck.


Lotto Jackpot reaches €7000

This weeks jackpot is €7000. Support KillalaFC by buying a ticket locally or on line now.


Results From Monday Night Football  Rd 2

6.30   Killala 5 – 2 Deel Rovers

7.15 Lacken 3 – 5 Untouchables

8.00 Bio Labs 4 – 2 Killala Coastguards

8.45 A.O.W. 3 – 4 The Legends

See Tables and fixtures .………here


Girls through to Cup Final

The U17 Womens team qualified for the Cup Final with laboured 3-1 win over Kilmore Utd at Courthouse St. today. Aileen Gilroy (2) and Alanna Naughton scored the goals that put them into the final where they will play holders Manulla at 12noon in Manulla next Sunday.


Killala get 4 players on Divisision 1 Team of the Year

Congratulations to Eamon Knox, Sean McHale, Rory Gallagher and Jonathan McNulty on been named on the Division 1 Team of the Year. They have brought great honour to the club and their families and it is great to recieve this accolade after years of service with the club. They will receive their awards at the MAFL Dinner on the 26th November in the Welcome Inn Castlebar. Full Team is

Sean McHale Killala FC

Darren Coleman Conn Rangers

Eamon Knox Killala Fc

Noel Butler ConnRangers

Stephen McNulty Achill Rovers

John Judge Moy Villa

Charlie O’Donnell Mullranny Utd

Joe Faughnan Conn Rangers

John Durkan Moy Villa

Rory Gallagher Killala FC

Jonathan McNulty Killala FC


Killala FC named Mayo Club of the Month for May

The Mayo Association Football League have named the following Clubs as winners of the Club of the month awards for the season 2010.They will be presented with their awards at the Mayo League Presentation Dinner Dance that will be held in the Welcome Inn Hotel on Friday night 26th November at 9pm. Guest of Honour will John Delaney CEO Football Association of Ireland. April Mulrany Utd, May Killala FC, June Ballyhaunis Town, July Claremorris Town, August Charlestown FC, September Ballina Town, October Straide & Foxford Utd


This Weeks Monday Night Football Fixtures

Killala FC v Deel Rovers Utd 6.30pm

The Untouchables V Lacken 7.15pm

Bio Labs V Coastgaurd 8.00pm

The Old Legends V A.O.W 8.45pm


U17 Womens Cup Semi-Final

Killala host Kilmore Utd in the U17 Womens League Cup Semi Final on Sunday at 12noon at Courthouse St. Kilmore will be stern opponents having just finished a successful season in the Mayo Schoolgirls U16 league and having a great run in the WFAI Cup. The Killala Girls tho are unbeaten in the competion to date and will be hoping for a good performance to book their place in the decider. We wish Peter, Stephen , Ciara and all the squad the best of luck.


Results from The Monday Night Football League

The Old Legends beat Bio labs 5-1 in the first game of the night and George Armstrong’s men look a good tip to go all the way. Killala came out on top in the derby match ending up 8-1 winners over Lacken in a game that was much tighter than the scoreline suggests , Deel Rovers Utd and The Untouchables played out a thrilling 4-4 draw in the last game of the night, and the Crossmolina V A.O.W game was not played.


Monday Night Football at Killala FC Allweather Pitch

The Village Inn Sponsored Monday Night Football League kicks off this Monday with 9 teams ready to do battle. Tie of the night promises to be the Lacken V Killala clash where alot of old friends will be renunited

This Weeks fixtures are

Bio labs V The Legends 6.30pm

A.O.W V Crossmollina 7.15pm

KillalaFC V Lacken Boys 8.00pm

Deel Rovers Utd V Untouchables 8.45pm

Killala Coast Guard Bye


On InterPro Squad

Good Luck to Killala FC ladies player Aoillean Collins who travels with the Connaught U15 team to Tullamore this Friday to play Leinster in the Schools Interprovincial organised by the FAIS . The game kicks off in Leah Park Tullamore at 3pm with the other matches taking place in Athlone over the weekend. We wish her well …….. read more


Killala Ladies qualify for League Cup Semi

Killala U17 women topped their group and qualified for the U17 Womens League Cup semi Final when they defeated Kilmore Utd 6-1 at Courthouse St. on Sunday morning. Goals from Aileen Gilroy, Aoilean Collins, Niamh Collins and an Alanna Naughton hatrick put them into the next round where the will meet the Winners of Kilmore /Ballyglass on Sunday 14th November at Courthouse St.


Weekend Fixtures

U17 Girls V Kilmore Utd Home Sunday 31st Nov, 12noon KO


No Joy for any Team this Weekend.

It was a blank weekend on the victory front for Killala teams in National competition. On Saturday the U15 Boys went down heavily in Mervue ( Galway) in the SFAI U15 Cup , while the Mens team lost to Ballyheane Utd 2-0 in the FAI Junior Cup at Pat Quigley Park. The U13 travelled to Athlone on the Bank Holiday and were defeated 5-0 by Willow Park in the SFAI U13 Cup.


Bank Holiday Lotto Jackpot at €6600

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Weekend fixtures

U 15 SFAI Cup Killala V Mervue (Galway) Away Sat. 23rd 2pm KO Bus Leaves at 10.45 am

FAI Junior Cup RD 2 Killala V Ballyheane Utd Away Sat. 23rd 4.30pm KO

U13 SFAI Cup rd 2 Killala V Willow Park ( Athlone ) Away Monday 25th 2.00pm KO Bus leaves at 10.45 am


Easy win for U17 Girls

Killala coasted to an easy win in Celtic Park on Sunday morning. Leading 2- 0 at halftime the floodgates opened in the second half and goals front pair Aileen Gilroy (5) and Aoilean Collins (4) gave them a 9-0 victory and keeps them top of their group.


U14 Boys hold their nerve to win the Shootout

The U14 Boys advanced to Rd 3 of the Connaught Cup after an exciting game against Willow Park ( Athlone ) at Courthouse St on Saturday. After going 2 nil down early on goals from Kevin Healy (2) and Ciaran Lally saw the homeside secure a 3-3 draw and went on to win the shootout 4-2 …read more


U16 Boys Advance in the Connaught Sheild

The U16 Boys had a fine 2-1 win in the Connaught Sheild against old rivals Ballina Town at Courthouse St . on Saturday morning. Goals from Simon Helly & Mathew Keane put their team through to the next round.


U17 Girls going well

The U17 girls continued their good start with a solid 2-0 win away to Kilmore Utd at Drom. Ailleen Gilroy got both the goals in this hard fought victory


Good win for Boys in U13 SFAI Cup

Killala beat Castlebar Town 4-3 in the U13 SFAI cup away at Moneen on Saturday. Goals by David Lawlor, Kevin Healy (2) and Anthony Kearney saw the winners advance to Rd 2…read more


Congrats to Shane

Well done to Killala U14 star Shane McAndrew on being selected for the Mayo U13 FAI Emerging talent. We wish him well in his endeavors for the coming season. Shane was a member of the successful U13 & U14 Killala sides this Summer.


Next on the list

Saturday 9th Oct. SFAI U13 Cup V Castlebar Town Away 2pm KO Bus leaves at 12.30

Sunday 10th Oct U17 Womens league V Kilmore Utd Away 12noon KO Bus leaves at 10.30 am


Lotto jackpot €6400

This weeks Lotto is at €6400 . Team G are on selling duty. Get your tickets online or locally.


Limited Success For Killala AFC Youths in the Connaught Cup

The under 14 boys got the day of to a perfect start for Killala AFC with a 5-0 home defeat of Achill Rovers in the Connacht Cup Unfortunately there result could not be emulated by the U16 boys who lost at home to Kiltimagh/Knock and the U12 boys who went out away to Castlebar Celtic but the U16′s & the U12′s will hope for better days in the shields as the U14′s march forward in the Cup. Click on this link for U14′s full match report


Next on the list

Saturday 25th Sept. U12 Conn Cup V Castlebar Celtic Away 2pm KO Bus leaves at 12.30

Saturday 25th Sept U14 Conn.Cup V Achill Rovers Home 12noon Ko

Saturday 25th Sept U16 Conn Cup V Knock/Kiltimagh Utd Home 2pm KO

Sunday 26th Sept U17 Girls league V Castlebar Celtic Home 12noon KO

Sunday 26th Sept Mens Conn. Cup V KC Celtic ( Roscommon League ) Home 2pm KO


U16 Boys Sign off with a win

The U16 boys completed their home league programme with a solid 4-1 victory over Castlebar Town on Monday evening. A Darragh O’Boyle hatrick and one from Ryan Sweeny left the home side finishing on a high note.


Welcome home Aileen

A large gathering was there to welcome home our World Cup star Aileen Gilroy when she arrived in town on Sunday evening. The home coming was organised by Killala FC and it was great to see such a gathering of club mates, team mates, family & friends turn up to congratulate her and her family on her magnificent acheivements with the Irish team.


Messi on his way to Killala ?

Killala Player & Committee member Marc McDonnell was in the Nou Camp last week and has convinced Messi to sign up for the upcoming Connaught cup & FAI matches and forgo the Champions league this season


Brave Irish out

FIFA Women’s U17 World Cup quarter-finalRepublic of Ireland 1-2 Japan

DOS5 The Republic of Ireland women’s U17 side were defeated 2-1 by a strong Japanese side in the FIFA Women’s U17 World Cup quarter-final in Trinidad on Friday night. Ireland’s World Cup hopes were dented in the 34th minute when Canadian referee, Michelle Pye gifted a penalty to Japan as Maomoto duly converted but Ireland hit back in the 53rd minute through Denise O’Sullivan (Pictured scoring) who was in sensational form for the Irish throughout. However, Japan’s top goal scorer, Yokohama was on-hand in the 67th minute to score a marvelous goal to send Japan through to the World Cup semi-final as Ireland face the long journey home after a tremendous World Cup campaign which they can be incredibly proud of.

In a lively opening to the game, Ireland started brightly and they had the games first real chance as Dora Gorman forced a save from Hirao in Japan’s goal after two minutes.

Japanese attacker, Yokohama went close for Japan in the 16th minute when she unleashed a powerful effort at Grace Moloney but the Irish keeper was well positioned to save from Japan’s top scorer. Two minutes later, Yokohama was once again causing problems in Ireland’s defence when she collected the ball deep inside the Irish half and burst through the Irish defence but her right footed shot went just wide.

Ireland went close minutes later through Siobhán Killeen and Denise O’Sullivan. In the 20th minute, Killeen showed a remarkable turn of pace to beat her defender but her shot from distance was well saved by the Japanese keeper while three minutes later, the ever dangerous Denise O’Sullivan showed great skill on the edge of the box but her effort was once again saved by the Japanese captain, Hirao.

In a pulsating period to the game, Irish defender, Megan Campbell went close with her free-kick from 30 yards but almost instantly, Japan broke down the field as Nakada fired her shot wide of goal from just 10 yards. The Japanese defence were having trouble dealing with the attacking threat of the Irish and Siobhán Killeen almost capitalised in the 33rd minute when she intercepted the ball in the middle of the field but her effort from 25 yards was again saved by the keeper.

Japan were in front a minute later when Megan Campbell was adjudged to have fouled Yokohama in Ireland’s box and Maomoto stepped up to force her spot-kick past the out-stretched Grace Moloney. Much to the amazement to the crowd at the Larry Gomes Stadium, the decision of referee, Pye was made even more controversial when her linesperson signaled for a corner-kick with no appeal coming from any Japanese players

Yokohama could have doubled Japan’s lead in the 39th minute but Grace Moloney was on-hand yet again to make a remarkable save from her stinging shot from 15 yards.

Japan finished the second half strongly and they had two glorious opportunities to extend the lead as Jennifer Byrne made a fantastic last-ditch block on Kawashima while Grace Moloney made a point blank save from Kato who had the goal at her mercy.

Ireland emerged invigorated from Noel King’s half-time team talk and they had a number of chances early on as Megan Campbell and Jessica Gleeson each went close from long range free-kicks. However, Ireland were level in the 53rd minute when Stacie Donnelly played a teasing ball over the top of Japan’s defence and as goalkeeper, Hirao and her defender, Takagi collided on the edge of the box, Denise O’Sullivan was on-hand to nip in ahead of the defence as she shot the ball into an empty net.

Japan regained the lead in the 67th minute in what was a remarkable move after Ireland came agonisingly close from a corner kick, Japan broke on a counter attack, playing in Yokohama who turned Ciara O’Brien and she unleashed an unstoppable shot from 15 yards, giving Moloney absolutely no chance.

From there on in, Ireland were on the front foot as they went in search of an elusive equaliser. Megan Campbell went close once again with a free-kick from 25 yards which was again saved by Hirao and with the introduction of Rianna Jarrett in the 70th minute, it gave Ireland an extra attacking option up front.

Ireland came agonisingly close to the equaliser in the 81st minute when Siobhán Killeen burst her way through Japan’s box and she played it to Jarrett who evaded the challenge of the defence and squared it to Donnelly on the edge of the six yard box but her shot was blocked by Hirao. Ireland continued to press for the remaining minutes of the game and Rianna Jarrett almost grabbed a sensational goal but her header from a Megan Campbell throw went just over the bar in what was the last action of the game.

Republic of Ireland:

Grace Moloney, Ciara O’Brien, Megan Campbell, Jessica Gleeson, Jennifer Byrne, Ciara Grant, Aileen Gilroy, Dora Gorman (C), Denise O’Sullivan, Siobhán Killeen, Stacie Donnelly.


Zoe Boyd, Rianna Jarrett (on for Gilroy, 70 mins), Tanya Kennedy (on for Donnelly, 89 mins), Kerry Glynn, Amanda Budden, Claire Shine, Harriet Scott (on for Killeen, 89 mins), Rebecca Kearney, Jillian Maloney, Emma Hansberry.


Eri Hirao (C), Naoka Wada, Ayu Nakada, Hikaru Naomoto, Yoko Tanaka, Haruna Kamashima, Tomoko Kawashima, Haruka Hamada, Hikari Takagi, Chika Kato, Kumi Yokoyama.


Serina Kashimoto, Mami Kanazawa, Yume Nagasawa, Mai Kyokawa, Mina Tanaka, Arisa Mochizuki, Yuka Honda, Ami Goto, Hikari Nagashima, Isayo Mita

Referee: Michelle Pye (Canada)


Ireland set for quarter-final show-down with Japan

The Republic of Ireland women’s U17 side take on Japan in the FIFA Women’s World Cup quarter-final in Trinidad, tomorrow (Friday) at 12 midnight. The game will be streamed live by and will also be shown live on Eurosport while there will also be live text commentary available on

kingjapanIreland go into the quarter-finals in superb form following their emergence from Group D as winners ahead of Brazil, Canada and Ghana. Ireland suffered a 2-1 defeat to Brazil in the opening game but they got their World Cup dream back on track with two successive victories over North American Champions, Canada (1-0) and Ghana (3-0).

Japan also go into the game in confident form following two 6-0 victories over Venezuela and New Zealand respectively after their opening 4-1 loss to European Champions, Spain.

Speaking on the eve of the World Cup quarter-final clash, Republic of Ireland manager, Noel King said, ” Since our arrival at the tournament, we have been scouting and monitoring a number of teams, including Japan. We have already seen them play twice and have been looking at the dvd’s from their previous games. There is no doubt that they will be a massive test for our side as they possess a different threat to our team which we may not have encountered in the World Cup so far. They are an incredibly strong side who like to play free flowing, attacking football and after scoring 13 goals in the last three games, there’s no doubt that they will be dangerous in front of goal. At this stage of the competition, I think everyone knows the style of football that we possess, we will not be changing our system at this stage because I believe it will allow us to get at Japan both defensively and in attack. We also have a number of small knocks in the camp but hopefully the players will recover in time to face Japan,” said King.

King added, “All of the girls are extremely excited about qualifying for this stage of the competition. It is a historic moment for women’s football in Ireland and no matter what the outcome of this game, we have already made history but I know that the girls just want to go the whole way to the final at this stage, such is the confidence in the squad. Emerging from a group ahead of Brazil, Canada and Ghana was always going to be a massive task and to be honest, nobody here expected us to top the group ahead of those world class teams. Those results have given the whole group the confidence which is required at this level and I really believe that the girls are not finished just yet,” he said.

FIFA Women’s U17 World Cup – Group 4 Results

Republic of Ireland 1-2 Brazil

Monday, September 6

Larry Gomes Stadium, Trinidad

Republic of Ireland 1-0 Canada

Thursday, September 9

Larry Gomes Stadium, Trinidad

Republic of Ireland 3-0 Ghana

Monday September 13

Dwight Yorke Stadium, Tobago

FIFA Women’s U17 World Cup – Quarter-final

Republic of Ireland v Japan

Friday September 17

Larry Gomes Stadium, Trinidad

Republic of Ireland squad

Grace Moloney – Reading

Ciara O’Brien – Tramore

Megan Campbell – St. Francis

Jessica Gleeson – Tramore

Jennifer Byrne – Bealnamulla

Ciara Grant – Kilmacrennan Celtic

Aileen Gilroy – Killala

Dora Gorman – Salthill Devon

Zoe Boyd – Montclair Thunderbolts (USA)

Denise O’Sullivan – Wilton United

Siobhan Killeen – Raheny United

Stacie Donnelly – Reading

Rianna Jarrett – Westend United

Tanya Kennedy – Finn Valley

Kerry Glynn – Montclair Thunderbolts (USA)

Amanda Budden – Wilton United

Claire Shine – Douglas Hall

Harriet Scott – Reading

Rebecca Kearney – Lakewood Athletic

Jillian Maloney – Roswell Santos (USA)

Emma Hansberry – Strand Celtic


Noel King


Lotto now €6100

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Next on the list

U16 Boys Cup Rd 2 Sat. 18th Sept. V Castlebar Celtic Home 2.00pm KO

U16 Boys league Mon. 20th V Castlebar Town Home 6.30pm KO


Another win for U16 Boys

A hatrick from Simon Helly and 2 from Darragh O’Boyle gave Killala the 3 points in this league clash at Courthouse St. on Monday evening as they defeated a lively Urlaur Utd side 5-2.


Aileens Goal shoots Irish girls to World Cup Quarter Finals

The Republic of Ireland women’s U17 side continued their historic World Cup journey with a 3-0 victory over Ghana in their final FIFA World Cup, Group D match. That result, coupled with Brazil’s 2-0 victory over Canada in the same group, means that the young ‘Girls in Green’ advance to the quarter-finals of the competition as group winners and will now meet Japan in the quarter-final on Friday (September 17) at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Trinidad.

gilroy In what was a bruising encounter, goals from Megan Campbell, Stacie Donnelly and Aileen Gilroy secured the three precious points they required to secure their progression to the next round.

Photo: Aileen Gilroy scores Ireland’s third

With just five minutes played, Ireland were ahead courtesy of a sublime free-kick from dead-ball specialist, Megan Campbell. The lively Denise O’Sullivan was hauled down on the left-wing and Campbell was on-hand to send her left-footed free-kick over the stranded keeper, Otoo and into the top corner of the net.

The front pairing of Stacie Donnelly and Denise O’Sullivan were causing the Ghanaian defence all sorts of problems early on. After 19 minutes, Reading striker, Donnelly won possession on the edge of Ghana’s box and she laid the ball off for Wilton’s Denise O’Sullivan whose shot from 15 yards out went just over the bar.

Ghana’s first attempt on goal came in the 23rd minute when Yiadom let-fly from 30 yards but her shot was comfortably saved by the ever-reliable Grace Moloney in goal.

Mid-way through the first half, Ireland were enjoying large periods of possession in key areas of the field in a patient approach to their opponents. Siobhán Killeen, who had scored in the two previous games was dangerous once again and she came close in the 28th minute when she skipped past her defender with ease on the left and from 15 yards powered her effort across goal, only to see the ball go agonisingly over the bar.

Ireland doubled their advantage in the 36th minute through Stacie Donnelly when Denise O’Sullivan caused mayhem in the Ghanaian box after she chased down her defender, Antwi in the right corner. Ghana defender, Antwi played it to her keeper, Otoo who returned to the ball to Antwi and under pressure from Denise O’Sullivan, the Ghana defender, helped it on to Stacie Donnelly who stroked the ball into the roof of the net from 10 yards.

In the closing stages of the first half, Ireland were in complete control but they almost allowed Ghana back into the game in the 42nd minute when Aileen Gilroy brought down Ghana’s captain, Sesu in the box and the referee made no hesitation with awarding a penalty. Ghana midfielder, Mary Essiful put the resulting spot-kick to the left of Grace Moloney’s post, much to the relief of the Irish, who went in at the break with a two goal lead.

Ireland started the second-half strongly and came close early on through Denise O’Sullivan who was once again chasing down loose back-passes from the defence to the goalkeeper while Megan Campbell forced Otoo into a finger-tip save from a corner in the 58th minute.

In a frantic period to the game, with both sides playing free-flowing attacking football, Irish defender, Jennifer Byrne came close from a Megan Campbell throw in the 63rd minute while seconds later, Ghana’s Sumala’s effort was comfortably saved at the other end by Moloney.

Two minutes later, a wicked shot from Okyere from outside the Irish box was tipped around the post by the influential Moloney and from the resulting corner, Stacie Donnelly was on hand to clear a goal-bound effort off the line. Okyere thought she had pulled one back in the 75th minute when she challenged Moloney in the Irish box but the referee made no hesitation and ruled the goal out for fouling the Reading keeper.

Ireland wrapped up the win in the 77th minute with a wonder strike from Aileen Gilroy from nearly 30 yards out on the right wing. A pin-point ball from Jennifer Byrne found Gilroy in space and her first-time shot gave Otoo no chance as the ball nestled in the back of the net. The Killala midfielder was left shaken following her strike after a late tackle from a Ghanaian defender as she left the field to be replaced by Emma Hansberry minutes later.

Ireland finished the game strongly and held on for a historic victory which sees them top Group D ahead of Brazil, Canada and Ghana and now face the highly rated Japan at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Trinidad on Friday, September 17. Kick-off is 12.00am (Irish time)

Republic of Ireland:

Grace Moloney, Ciara O’Brien, Megan Campbell, Jessica Gleeson, Jennifer Byrne, Ciara Grant, Aileen Gilroy, Dora Gorman (C), Denise O’Sullivan, Siobhán Killeen, Stacie Donnelly.


Zoe Boyd, Rianna Jarrett (on for Donnelly, 69 mins), Tanya Kennedy, Kerry Glynn, Amanda Budden, Claire Shine, Harriet Scott (on for Killeen, 75 mins), Rebecca Kearney, Jillian Maloney, Emma Hansberry (on for Gilroy 86 mins).

Ghana: Otoo, Yiadom, Addai, Coleman, Sumaila, Okyere, Sesu (C)Danso, Essiful, Antwi, Abdul-Rahman.

Substitutes: Simpson, Adams, Djabaah, Okyere, Cudjoe, Antwi, Mailk-Jebdon, Asante, Kolli, Issah.

Referee: Estela A


Aileen set to face Ghana

All eyes will be on the Dwight Yorke stadium at midnight as Ghana and The Republic of Ireland U17 Women face off in Group D of the World cup . A place in the last 8 is at stake for the winners and all at the club send their good wishes to Noel , Harry, Aileen & all the girls. Watch it live here


Crowned Champions !

KillalaCaptain Johnny mcNulty receiving the Div.1 trophy from Padraig McHale Chairman MAFL

Killala mens team received the Welcome Inn Division 1 cup from Mayo AFL Chairman Padraic McHale after their final league game in Urlaur on Sunday . Despite fielding without 7 regulars due to holidays & Suspensions the new look Killala team were unlucky not to grab all 3 points on offer but had to settle for one as two strikes from Ronan Heffron gave them a 2-2 draw.


U16 boys on top in local Derby

The U16 Boys picked up the 3 points on offer at Beleek on Saturday when the edge out the ‘Town in a 4 -3 thriller. Darragh O’Boyle , Simon Helly and James Noone grabbed the goals in this exciting local derby.


U13 Boys finish runners up after magnificent campaign

The U13 Boys were beaten by Conn Rangers 5-2 last night at Courthouse St and were consigned to the runners up spot by champions elect Rangers in a great game of football, the Killala lads can be proud of their season and it was no shame finishing behind such deserving champions.….read more


FIFA Women’s U17 World Cup – Group D

Republic of Ireland 1-0 Canada

Siobhán Killeen (75 mins

The Republic of Ireland Women’s U17 side defeated Canada 1-0 on Thursday in the FIFA World Cup, courtesy of a stunning strike from Siobhán Killeen in the 75th minute at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Trinidad. In an epic battle with two well drilled teams fighting for their place in the quarter-finals, the Irish players dug deep to carve out a decisive victory which now puts them on top of the group.

Meanwhile, Group D of the FIFA Women’s U17 World Cup looks set to go down to the wire as Ghana stunned Brazil by beating them 1-0 at the Larry Gomes Stadium. As it stands, all four teams in Group D have three points and Ireland now go into their final group game against Ghana on Monday, knowing that a victory will be enough to send them through to the World Cup quarter-finals.

n a tough battle, it was Ireland who started brightly and Irish defender, Jennifer Byrne almost scored the game’s opening goal as she headed an Aileen Gilroy corner towards goal but the Canadian defence managed to clear the ball off the line.

Canadian striker, Haisha Cantave was causing all sorts of problems for the Irish defence and her first opportunity of the game came in the 20th minute when she collected the ball in Ireland’s box but her forceful effort on goal was well saved by Grace Moloney.

Killala’s Aileen Gilroy almost scored with a spectacular effort after 28 minutes when she ran on to a Stacie Donnelly pass outside the box but her powerful strike went just over the bar.

Canada’s Cantave, will be disappointed not to have put her side in front after 34 minutes when she was allowed space for a free header in front of goal but once again Grace Moloney was well positioned to clear the danger. Four minutes later, Canada’s Caroline Beaulne came agonisingly close as she burst through the Irish cover but her left footed shot went inches wide of the post from 15 yards out.

Megan Campbell came to Ireland’s rescue in the 49th minute as the ever-dangerous Cantave broke through the Irish defence but Campbell was on-hand to clear the ball off the line and away to safety. Irish captain, Dora Gorman almost grabbed a superb goal in the 56th minute when her 25 yard shot was saved by D’Angelo in goal. One minute later, Siobhán Killeen showed a quick turn of pace to maneuver her way into Canada’s box but her goal-bound effort went straight to the keeper.

Reading’s Grace Moloney was in super form and she came to Ireland’s rescue in the 61st and 66th minute as she made two fantastic saves from Campbell and once again, Cantave. Ireland took the lead with 75 minutes on the clock when Siobhán Killeen collected the ball in her opponents box following a scramble by the defenders in an attempt to clear the ball. The Raheny midfielder showed great strength to hold off her marker before clipping the ball into the top corner of the net, giving the keeper no chance.

The goal seemed to give Ireland the confidence to press further as Aileen Gilroy went agonisingly close in the 80th minute while once again, Grace Moloney pulled off another superb save from her nemesis, Cantave. In the closing stages, Ireland coolly played possession football in their opponents half as they hung on for a decisive victory which puts them on top of Group D ahead of the winner takes all clash with Ghana on Monday.

Republic of Ireland:

Grace Moloney, Ciara O’Brien, Megan Campbell, Jessica Gleeson, Jennifer Byrne, Ciara Grant, Aileen Gilroy, Dora Gorman (C), Denise O’Sullivan, Siobhán Killeen, Stacie Donnelly.


Zoe Boyd, Rianna Jarrett, Tanya Kennedy, Kerry Glynn, Amanda Budden, Claire Shine, Harriet Scott (on for Killeen 89 mins), Rebecca Kearney, Jillian Maloney, Emma Hansberry.


D’Angelo; Kovacs, Setterlund, Clarke, Achille; McNicoll, Simpson, Campbell, Beaulne; Ghoneim, Cantave.

Referee: Sachiko Yamagishi


Canada up next for Aileen

You can watch Aileen and her team mates as they face up to Canada in the group D game at 9pm ( Irish Time ) live on this link


Presentation Day

Sunday next the 12 th Sept. will see Killala Mens team receive the Welcome Inn Hotel Division1 league championship trophy and end the 25 year famine. Captain Johnny McNulty will receive the cup after the last match which will be in Urlaur where the champions take on local side Urlaur Utd. Come along with your flags and banners and be part of what is going to be a fantastic day for the club. Well done to managers Mark McLoughlin & Johnny Cuffe and all the lads


U12 Boys Training

Training for the U12 Connaught Cup matches starts up this Tuesday 6 to 7pm at Courthouse St.


U13 Boys out of the Cup

League leaders Conn Rangers knocked out the Killala lads from the U13 Boys cup last night at Mount Falcon. Despite taking the lead the visitors ended up the wrong end of a 5-1 scoreline.….read more


U16 Boys brought down with a bang

The Good run by the U6 Boys was brought to an abrupt end when Partry knocked five past them at a rain soaked Party last night.


Glaucia double gives Brazil a narrow World Cup win

stacieThe Republic of Ireland women’s U17 side were defeated 2-1 by Brazil in their opening FIFA Women’s World Cup at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Trinidad on Monday evening.Brazilian striker, Glaucia scored the game’s opening goal after just four minutes before Raheny United midfielder, Siobhán Killeen scored a superb equaliser in the 58th minute. However, Glaucia was on-hand once again to regain the lead for Brazil two minutes later with a superb strike inside the box.

Ireland got off to the worst possible start and found themselves one goal behind after just four minutes. Brazilian captain Thais collected the ball on the right wing from a throw and played a neat ball into striker Glaucia in the Irish box who swiveled passed her marker and powered her right-footed shot into the back of the net from a tight angle despite the best efforts of Irish keeper Grace Moloney.

The Reading keeper was called into action three minutes later when she made a superb save from close range to deny defender, Ingrid following a Brazilian corner.

Ireland had their first real effort on goal in the 12th minute when Aileen Gilroy played a clever pass from a corner to Siobhán Killeen at the edge of the Brazilian box but her effort went just over the bar.

Brazil should have doubled their lead in the 20th minute, but for the heroics of Irish keeper, Grace Moloney. Brazil’s Luana found herself all alone on the edge of the six yard box following a deflected shot and her powerful, goal-bound effort was spectacularly saved by Moloney who cleared the danger.

While Brazil remained a constant threat in attack, they were often frail in defence and after 30 minutes, a Megan Campbell free-kick caused mayhem in their opponents box with Denise O’Sullivan and Jennifer Byrne missing the ball by inches.

Moloney was once again Ireland’s saviour in the 35th minute when Brazil midfielder, Jucinara broke down the left and drilled a powerful shot towards Moloney’s near post but the Reading keeper was on hand to tip it around for a corner.

Ireland started the second-half strongly and they scored the equaliser through Raheny’s Siobhán Killeen with a spectacular effort from just outside the box in the 58th minute. Killala midfielder, Aileen Gilroy broke down the right flank and cleverly delivered the ball to Killeen who was unmarked at the edge of the area and her first time shot nestled into the back of the net giving the keeper no chance.

Brazil however regained the lead two minutes later as Glaucia scored her second goal of the game with an audacious effort. She collected the ball directly from a corner and coolly curled it into the top corner of the net, giving Moloney no chance in goal.

Irish defender, Jennifer Byrne came to Ireland’s rescue in the 67th minute when, Glaucia who was going in search of a hat-trick tricked her way past the Irish defence and she slotted the ball over the on-rushing Grace Moloney but Byrne was on-hand to head clear a certain goal.

Ireland could have restored parity in the 68th minute as Dora Gorman burst through the Brazilian defence and played a neat ball to Stacie Donnelly from ten yards out but she hesitated in front of goal and her return pass to Gorman was cleared as far as Ciara Grant at the edge of the box but her powerful effort went just over the bar.

Irish manager, Noel King made three changes in the closing stages as Rianna Jarrett, Claire Shine and Rebecca Kearney all came on to bolster the Irish attack but Brazil held out for the win which puts them in driving position in Group D.

Ireland now have two days to regroup before they face a stiff test in the shape of North American giants, Canada who also won their opening Group D game 1-0 against Ghana at the Larry Gomes Stadium on Monday. King’s side will once again visit the Larry Gomes Stadium in Port of Spain at 9pm (Irish time) on Thursday, September 9.

Ireland: Grace Moloney, Ciara O’Brien, Megan Campbell, Jessica Gleeson, Jennifer Byrne, Ciara Grant, Aileen Gilroy, Dora Gorman (C), Denise O’Sullivan, Siobhán Killeen, Stacie Donnelly.Substitutes:Zoe Boyd, Rianna Jarrett (on for Stacie Donnelly, 75 mins), Tanya Kennedy, Kerry Glynn, Amanda Budden, Claire Shine (on for Aileen Gilroy, 75 mins) Harriet Scott, Rebecca Kearney (on for Killeen, 90), Jillian Maloney, Emma Hansberry. Brazil: Daniele, Ingrid, Caroline, Lucimara, Roberta, Andressa, Beatriz, Thais (C), Gluacia, Jucinara, Luana.Substitutes: Tainara, Benicia, Paula, Leticia, Lilian, Rayanne, Bianca, Naomi, Tatiane, Nicole.
Referee: Jia Wang (China)


Aileen poised to make World cup debut.

Ireland U17 girls kick off their World Cup campaign at 9pm ( irish time ) tonight against Brazil. All the matches can be followed on this link or watch the game live on


U16 Boys advance in the Cup

Killala beat Swinford 2-1 to go into the next round of the U16 Cup at Courthouse St. on Saturday. 2 late goals by Matt Keane cancelled out the visitors opener .


Next on the list

U12 Girls Blitz at Moneen Castlebar Sat 4th Sept @11am

U16 Boys Cup V Swinford Courthouse St Sat 4th Sept 2.00pm KO

U16 Boys V Partry Athletic Mon 6th Sept 6.30pm KO Away . Bus leaves @5pm

U13 Boys Cup V Conn Rangers Away Tues 7th Sept 7.00pm KO bus leaves at 5.45pm


U13 Boys keep pressure on

The U13 had a tight 1-0 away win in Partry last night. Ciaran Lally scored the deciding goal after only five minutes to keep his team in second place in the division and right on the tails of leaders Conn Rangers.…read more


U16 Boys draw a blank

The inability to find the back of the net cost the U16 boys 3 points away to Claremorris B on Monday evening. Despite enjoying the lions share of possession they couldn’t convert it into goals as they lost more


Champions again after 25 years

The mens team were crowned division 1 champions today after a gap of 25 years had elapse since the last time that the junior team had won a divisional league title. A Rory Galagher hatrick , his fourth of the campaign , and a goal from captain Johnny mcNulty , gave the lads a 4-2 victory as they came from behind twice to beat second place Mulranny Utd in front of a large crowd at Courthouse St. and trigered celebrations that will last long into the week. The lads will pick up their div 1 trophy when they play Urluar Utd away on Sept. 12th … more


Kyle’s Hatrick seals it for Killala

a hatrick from Kyle McLoughlin and a goal each from Ciaran Lally & Shane McAndrew gave the U13 Boys a 5-1 victory over Urlaur Utd at Courthouse St. on Friday night to keep the boys in second place and right on the shoulders of leaders Conn Rangers….read more


Aileen Jets off Today

Good luck to Aileen Gilroy who sets off on her World Cup adventure today.

Ireland will play their first ever FIFA Women’s World Cup game against South American side, Brazil on Monday, September 6 before facing Canada on Thursday, September 9 with both games taking place at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Trinidad. The ‘Girls in Green’ complete their Group 4 fixtures against Ghana at the Dwight Yorke Stadium in Tobago on September 13. Only the top two teams of each group will progress to the quarter finals of the competition.

Ireland’s preparations for the tournament included a tri-nations cup victory over England and Denmark last weekend in Manchester while the delegation will now travel to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Thursday August 26 for a pre-tournament training camp which includes two friendly games against tournament finalists, Trinidad and Tobago and New Zealand on August 28 and 31 respectively. We wish her well.


Next on the list

Friday 27th U13 Boys V Urlaur Utd Home 7.00pm KO

Sunday 29th Men V Mulranny Utd Home 12 noon KO

Monday 30th U16 Boys V Claremorris Away Bus Leaves 5.30

Wed. 1st Sept U13 Boys Away Partry Ath. Bus leaves at 5.15


Killala pipped at the post

Killala AFC can hold there heads up high as they were narrowly defeated by Kings Court Harps from Cavan to the title of FAI Club of the year which was presented at the FAI agm in Waterford last weekend. 8 Clubs in all who had previously won the Title of club of the month competed for the coveted title of club of the year but there could only be one winner. The judges confirmed that the standard this year was the highest yet and that Killala had done extremely well to win Club of the Month for April, beating 37 clubs to do so. The Club wishes to thank everyone who contributed to the Club of the Year effort and hopefully we will have better luck next year.
As part of our bid this year we made a short film entitled ” Killala AFC at the Heart of the Community” we are hoping to have a local screening of this film at a later date so watch this space.
In the meantime pictures from presentation night can be viewed in the gallery

U16 Boys beaten at home

The U16 Boys lost 4-1 to table toppers at Courthouse St. this evening and winning this division now seems to slipped out of their grasp.

Finishing post in sight

The mens team took another giant step towards clinching their first league title in 25 years when they beat Knock/Kiltimagh Utd 3-1 away to keep their 3 points lead with only 2 matches left. Johnny McNulty opened the scoring and the other scorers were John Clarke and Ronan Heffron….read more
Preparations going well for Aileen
Aileen Gilroy continues her preparations with the Ireland U17 World Cup squad when she jets out to Manchester today for a series of friendly matches. Then its back on Friday night for a couple of days rest before she and the rest of the squad go to Florida for a pre World cup training camp for 2 weeks before moving on to Trinidad & Tobago for the finals in September. We wish them well.

U16 Boys win on the road

The Boys made a productive trip to Moneen home of Castlebar Town and had a good 5-3 win in the U16 league. Goals from Mathew Keane (2) James Noone, Darragh O’Boyle & Simon Helly brought them from 3-2c down to snatch the well deserved more

Under 10 Girls bring home the medals

The U10 girls had a great day in Milebush on Saturday last at the county Blitz hosted by the Mayo Schoolboys/girls league. The played and defeated , Claremorris , Castlebar Celtic A & B and Ballina Town only loosing out to Manulla FC. Well done Girls ! ……read more
Mens Team Slip Up
The Mens team went down 1-0 in Attymas to local side MoyVilla and saw their lead at the top of Division One cut to three points… more

Killala Players mixing it with the Stars

It was a proud moment for the club on Wednesday last as two of our players were on the pitch in front of 50,000 at the new Aviva Stadium. Killala Under 14 Peter Lynott was involved in the opening ceremony and paraded with Messi & Co before the game and Aileen Gilroy of the Under 17 girls team was indtroduced to the crowd at half time as a member of the Uefa U17 Cup silver medal winning team . Congrats to them both ( See pics below )

U13 Boys Winning Streak Continues

Killala U-13 entertained Snugboro United this evening and it was allways going to be a close affair seeing as 3 weeks ago Killala emerged Victorious at Snugboro in a narrow 4-3 win.As the old saying goes football is definately a game of 2 half’s with very little seperating the 2 sides after the first 35 minutes and only for some fine defending by both sides both teams going in scoreless at half time. …… more


Killala have the Edge

Killala AFC success on and off the field this season was reafirmed today with the news that the Club has captured the prestigious Midwest Radio’s
The Edge Award for the best broacast live sporting moment from July this year. The moment captured was a live interview with Club Secretary & ladies team coach Peter McDonnell as the Killala Ladies competed in San Mario last month. Well Done to Peter and all the team on a very succesful tour and helping to add another accolade to the clubs ongoing success.
Lotto at €5600
This Weeks Jackpot is €5600 . Team H are on selling duty this weekend.
Next on the list
Friday 13th U13 Boys V Snugboro Utd Home 7.00pm Ko
Saturday 14th U10 Girls Blitz in Milebush Park
Sunday 15th Mens Team V Moy Villa Away 2.30pm KO
Monday 16th U16 Boys V Castlebar Town Away 7pm KO Bus Leaves 5.45pm

U13 Boys keep the good run going

A good 3-1 win at Courthouse St. by the U13 Boys keeps them in contention in section B of the U13 league. Goals from Ciaran Lally (2) and Kevin Healy sent Castlebar Town home empty handed.….read more
U16 Boys Best in Local Derby
An Exciting 3-2 win at Courthouse St, was the result of this U16 Boys game against old rivals Ballina Town last evening. Two goals by Mathew Keane and one from Darragh O’Boyle gave the points to the Marc McDonnell & Kevin Whyte coached team . Well done boys….read more

Rory bags his 21st!

Four goals from Killala Marksman Rory Gallagher brought his total to 21 for the season and kept his team on track for honours. Marc McDonnell, Alan Murphy, Martin McLouglin & Brendan Ryan also scored as Killala beat Inver Utd 8-1 to stay top of Div 1.…read more

Champions Again!
The U14 Boys retained thier crown at Milebush Park today when they defeated Ballina Town B in the play off for the division 3 crown. Ciaran Lally equalised and Kevin Healy struck the winner as the young Killala lads came out on top in a 2-1 scoreline.…read more
U14 Boys hoping to Make it 3rd time lucky
The U14 Boys travel to Milebush Park on Saturday for the U14 Div.3 playoff final against Ballina Town B. A tough battle is expected if league form is to go by as both teams finished their campaign on 29points with only one loss each for the season. It finished 1-1 in Killala and 2-1 to Killala in Beleek when the sides met so a cracker of a game is on the cards. Aidan & Anto will be hoping it is third time lucky for a Killala team at headquarters as the Mens & U12 Girls teams have lost their in finals in recent weeks. Come out and support the boys on Saturday, they deserve it. We wish them luck, Bring home the Cup Boys!
Next on the list
Saturday 7th August U14 Boys Killala V Ballina Town B Milebush Park 2pm KO
Saturday 7th August Mens team V Inver Utd Home 7pm KO
Monday 9th August U16 Boys Home V Ballina Town 7pm KO
Wed 11th August U13 Boys Home V Castlebar Town 7pm KO

Aviva Draw Winners
1st Prize Ireland V Argentina James Adams, Castlereagh , Killala
2nd Prize Airtricity League XI V Man. Utd Tony Haran, Woodview Court , Killala
3rd Prize Ireland V Russia , Danno Bourke Meelick, Killala
4th Prize Ireland V Andorra Derrick Robinson, Meelick ,Killala
5th Prize Ireland Friendly ( Nov. 2010 ) Declan Sweeney, Knockanderry , Killala
6th Prize Ireland V N.Ireland Brian Golden, Kilroe, Killala
7th Prize Scotland V Wales ( Celtic Cup ) John Gorman, Leadymore, Killala

Killala FC would like to thank eveyone who subscribed to this successfull fundraiser.

U13 Boys on a roll
The U13 Boys kept their good run going with a 4-2 win away to Urlaur Utd on Friday night.Goals from Kyle McLoughlin , Shane McAndrew (2) and Ciaran Lally put them into joint first place in the league.
Get your Tickets
The Draw for Tickets for the Aviva Stadium takes place this Friday night , two tickets for the first seven matches at the new Aviva are the prizes and tickets are €10 from any club member so get your tickets today!
Aviva Bound
Congratulations to Peter Lynott on being selected to represent Killala FC at the opening ceremony at the New Aviva Stadium on the 11th August when Trapatonni ‘s Ireland team take on Messi & Co .He will be one of a select few to be on the pitch during the ceremony and we wish him well. Peter who is a member of the U13 & U14 Killala teams will be accompanied by his Mum , Anne. Have a nice trip!

Set Back for U16 Boys

The U16 Boys threw away a 2-0 halftime lead and crashed 4-2 at home to Partry Athletic tonight. After hitting the front with two Mathew Keane goals the second halfperformance was not good enough….read more
Upcoming Fixtures
Monday 26th U16 Boys V Partry Athletic Home 7.00pm KO
Friday 30th July U13 Boys V Urlaur Utd Away Bus Leaves 5.30pm
Monday 2nd August U16 Boys V Urlaur Away Bus Leaves 5.30pm
Record attendance at An Post/FAI Summer Soccer School
There was a record entry for the first day of the camp held at Courthouse St. Nearly 90 boys and girls turned up for a week of football and fun at the An Post/FAI Summer Soccer School hosted by Killala FC

Another big Win for Mens Team
Two goals from Rory Gallagher , one from Johnny McNulty and a brace from Kevin Murray put Killala 5 points clear at the top of Div1 at Celtic Park today. Killala recovered from conceeding a first minute goal to record a 5-1 win over Celtic B on the Celtic Astro turf pitch…read more
Mens Team go clear at the top
Another Rory Gallagher hatrick and two from fellow striker Johnny McNulty gave Killala a three point lead at the top of Division one at Courthouse St tonight with a 5-1 victory over bottom side Manulla B……read more
U16 boys too strong for Claremorris B
The U16 Boys had an easy win over Claremorris B at Courthouse St on Monday. Goals from Mathew Keane ( 4) , Simon Helly (2) gave them a 6-2 win….read more
Mens team loose out to the dreaded penalties
The Tonra Cup final finsished 1-1 AET at Milebush Park yesterday then holders Killala crashed out to Moy Villa 8-7 on penalties. Killala were a goal behind at the break and were struggling to get into the game. A reshuffle at the beginning of the second period saw them fight their way back into contention and when John Clarke equalized with 12 minutes left it looked that we might snatch it. Extra time saw more good opportunities to win it but scorned chances sent it to the lottery of a shoot out and we were outscored 8 to 7.….read more
Mixed luck for Killala Lads
The U13 Boys And U16 Boys both traveled to Snugboro for league matches last evening. The U13 ,s had a good 4-3 win with goals from Shane McAndrew, Kyle Mcloughlin, Kevin Healy & Caelan Dorris … more but the U16 Boys went down to a 3-0 scoreline
All roads lead to Milebush Park
Killala FC Mens team are in the Mayo League headquarters this Sunday for the Tonra Cup Final where they face Moy Villa FC . Holders Killala face a tough task against local rivals Villa as they loose Eamon Knox through suspension and Ian O’Boyle through injury, but their form away from home has been excellent this season so heres hoping for a repeat of last years success. Good Luck to the lads and bring home your cup.
First piece of European Silverware for Killala FC

The Girls returned home in good spirits from the San Marino Cup with the trophy for finishing fourth place in the U19 section. More pics can be viewed in the gallery and match reports to follow. Well done girls!

U14 Boys finish on top

The U14 Boys finished their league programme in style with a fine 3-0 win against Straide & Foxford Utd at Courthouse St. tonight. Goals from Ciaran Lally (2) and Darragh O’Boyle made sure Killala finished in joint first place in division 3 and now face Ballina Town in a play off for the title. Well done boys !.…read more

Major Award for Killala FC

Members of Killala FC travelled to Dublin today to collect their Aviva /FAI Club of the month award. In the Park Plaza Hotel, Tyrellstown, Aidan Sweeney, Johnny Cuffe , Lorraine Munnelly & Peter McDonnell received their €1500 cheaque from Mr David Blood , President of the FAI and Julieanne Mc Keigue of Aviva. Killala now go forward with the other seven finalists to the Club of the Year competition to be held on 20th August in Wexford during the FAI AGM week.

U14 Boys Go Joint Top

The U-14 boys made the short journey to S & F United , one of their title rivals and came away with a 1-1 draw.…. read more
Killala AFC awarded FAI Club of the Month
Fantastic news today as we discovered that our Club has been awarded the National acccolade of FAI club of the month for April. We now go forward for the national FAI club of the year title which will be decided in July. Club officials will travel to FAI headquaters next Wednesday to be presented with our award. A big thank you goes out to all associated with the club who have helped make this possible as Killala AFC goes from strength to strength.
Click on the image below to learn more about the FAI club of the Month award
Killala Girls firing on all cylinders in San Marino
Killala girls have qualifed for the plate final of the tournament the are playing in San Marino, the game kicks off at 11am tomorrow and all the club wish the Girls the best of luck in the Final………Go Team Killala!!!!!!!!!!!
Fixtures for next Week

Sun 11th July Mens team V Manulla B Courthouse St. 2:30pm KO (Match Posponed)
Mon 12th July U16 Boys V Snugboro away bus leaves @ 5:30pm (Match Posponed) now fixed for Fri 16th July KO 7:30pm sharing the Bus with the U13s bus leaves at 5pm sharp from club house
Wed 14th July U14 Boys V Straid & Foxford Courthouse St. 7pm KO
Fri 16th July U13 Boys v Snugboro away bus leaves @ 5pm
Sat 17th July U12 Girls v Ballinrobe Courthouse St. 2pm KO
Sun 18th Mens team v Moyvilla Tonra Cup Final @ 3pm in Milebush park Castlebar


U16 Boys Start with a point

Killala U.16 Boys opened their league campaign against Cornboy Utd. at Courthouse St. which saw 10 goals in an entrawling encounter. Killala went 3 – 0 up in the first 30 mins with three great strikes from strikers Mattie Keane and Simon Helly. The home team had most of the posession and created many more chances with Darragh O’ Boyle and Padraig Murphy causing the Cornboy defence bother…. More

Brave Killala Girls just miss out

A brave secondhalf fightback by Killala U12 Girls in the Cup Final today at Milebush Park was just not enough to get their hands on the cup . Despite being down 3-0 at halftime they clawed their way back into the game with goals from Alison Munnelly & Collette Collins but were denied by the final whistle as Manulla were crowned champs.
Big Away win for Mens team
Killala kept their 100% away record intact in Achill last night when a 4-0 drubbing of the home side gave them the 3 points they needed to stay top of the league. A brace a piece from strike partners Rory Gallagher and Johnny McNulty keeps the season on track for the lads.…read more


Good Luck to San Marino Girls as well !

The Killala FC Girls depart for the San Marino Cup this Sunday night and play their first game on Tuesday at 11am Against CFF Clujana ( Romania) . Villa Marina ( Italy ) at 3pm Wednesday, Real Aglianise ( Italy) on Thursday 11.15 and Soccer Brianza ( Italy) on Friday at 5pm. If they qualify from their group the knockout games start on Saturday. We wish all the players and travelling party all the best.

Good Luck to U12 Girls

All at the club send good luck wishes to David and all the U12 Girls in their Cup Final at Milebush Park this Sunday at 1’45pm against Manulla . Bring back the Cup Girls !


Remaing fixtures for this week and next

Sat 3rd July U14 Girls (Cup Semi) v Manulla / Kilmore Courthouse St. 2:00pm KO
Sun 4th July U12 Girls (Cup Final) V Manulla in Milebush Bus leaves @ 12:00am KO
Mon 5th July U16 Boys V Ballina Town B Courthouse St. 7pm KO
Mon 5th July U12 Girls V Ballinrobe away bus leaves @ 4:40pm
Fri 9th July U13 Boys v Conn Rangers away bus leaves @ 6:10pm
Sat 10th july u14 Boys v Straid & Foxford away bus leaves @ 1pm

Mens Team book place in decider

A Rory Gallagher penalty was enough to decide the Tonra Cup semi final at Courthouse St. last night. In a tight match it was Killala who had all the clearcut chances with Knock/ Kiltimagh only ever threatening from set pieces so it was left to Gallagher to seal it for the holders from the spot. Killala now face Moy Villa in the final in Milebush Park on Sunday 18th July.

Semi Final night

The mens team play a repeat of last years Tonra Cup semi fina tonight when they host Knock/Kiltimagh Utd. The visitors have been having an indifferent league season but are terrific cup battlers so a great match is insured. Good luck to Johnny & Mark and all the lads and lets hope they repeat last seasons result.

O‘Boyle Hatrick fires U14 Boys Top of the pile

A 3 goal blast by Darragh O’Boyle was enough to put the Killala lads back into pole position in division 3 at Celtic Park last night. The local C team were no match for the visitors who now have 2 games left to clinch the more

Welcome home for Aileen
A great crowd turned up on Sunday last in Killala to welcome home Aileen Gilroy from her European Championship exploits. She proudly showed off her European Silver medal to all. Well Done Aileen.

U12 Girls into the Cup Final

The U12 Girls qualified for a repeat of last years Cup Final when they will play Manulla next Sunday 4th July at 1.45pm in Milebush Park. In a thrilling semi final in Courthouse St on Sunday they beat Kilmore 5-3 on penalties after the game was ties 2-2 AET. We wish David and all the girls the very best of luck.

Mens team drop 3 home points

The mens team were beaten at home on Sunday by Conn Rangers in a local derby. Showing none of the hunger of the previous week they allowed the visitors to boss them all over the pitch and eventually ran out 3-0 losers….read more

Aileen gets over First Big Test

Aileen got over the first of the two challenges facing her this week when she completed her leaving Cert at UEFA headquarters in Geneva yesterday. The Agricultural Science exam went well for her , lets hope tomorrows final against Spain goes the same… more

San Marino Girls night out

The San Marino bound girls are holding a final fundraiser this Friday night in The Village Inn. The Draw will be made for the AC Milan Jersey signed by Ronaldinho and there will be an Auction for an AC Milan Jersey signed by Pirlo. Music is by Sinead Herbert and her band Dynamic so come along and support the girls on the night.

Walk Over for U14 Girls in cup
The U14 Girls received a walkover in the U14 Cup when Ballina Town conceeded the quarter final match due to be played this saturday.

U14 Boys keep the pressure on

The U14 Boys kept the pressure on leaders Ballina Town with a good 4-0 win at Celtic Park tonight. They remain a point behind with a game in hand and 3 to play…read more

Euro Championship Final for Aileen

Congratulations to Killala U17 Girls player Aileen Gilroy on her magnificent acheivment of helping the Irish U17 Girls qaulify for the first ever Euro Final when they beat holders Germany 1-0 in Nyon last night. Aileen played the full 80 mins on the right wing and was instrumental in her teams success. By virtue of this win the play Spain in the Final on Saturday at 12.30 Irish time. This game is screened live on Eurosport. The Irish girls also qualify automatically for the FIFA U17 Womens World Cup which will be held in Trinidad & Tobago from Sept 5th to 25th 2010.
Check out our Killala AFC Tube button on the left to see the screamer of a free kick that ronaldo would be proud of, that sealed the tie !!!


Fixtures for this week

Wed 23rd June U14 Boys V Castlebar Celtic B Away Bus leaves @ 6.15pm
Fri 25th June U12 Boys V Partry Athletic Away Bus leaves @ 5.15pm
Sat 26th June U14 Girls (Cup Quarter Final) V Ballina Town Courthouse St. 2pm KO
Sun 27th June Mens Team V Conn Rangers Courthouse St. 2:30pm KO
U12 Girls (Cup Semi Final) v Kilmore Courthouse St Sunday 27th 7pm KO

Home ties for Girls in the cup.

The U12 girls have been drawn at home in their Mayo Cup semi final against Kilmore Utd while the U14 girls have a home quarter final tie against Ballina Town.Both matches are down for decision next weekend and we wish them the best of luck.

Big win for Mens Team

Killala had a big win in Carraun on Sunday when a 3-0 win over leaders Mulranny Utd put them in joint first position. Two goals by Rory Gallagher and another from Johnny McNulty handed the homeside their first defeat of the season…….read more

Good Luck to Aileen

All at the club sends best wishes and good luck to Aileen Gilroy as she jets out to Switzerland for the semi final of the Uefa U17 womens Euro Championships. This is the first time in the history of ladies football that any Irish team has got to this stage of a Uefa competition and we are very proud that Aileen is involved. Ireland play Germany on Tuesday at 7pm in the Colovray Stadium in Nyon in the second semi final with the final on Saturday 26th. See all the squad ….here
You may also follow these matches live at the Women’s U17 MatchCentre by logging onto



Team I are on Lotto duty this week


U14 girls share the spoils

An Emma Munnelly goal gave the girls a point in this Premier division clash at Courthouse St. in a match that they should have won comfortably.


U12 Boys taste defeat

U12 Boys taste defeat The U12 Boys went down 5-0 to table toppers Castlebar Town last Saturday….read more


U14 Boys still on a roll

The U14 Boys kept up their recent good run of form with a fine 4-3 win in Achill. The local side however made them fight all the way for full points and a brace each from Darragh O’Boyle & Ryan Sweeney keep the Killala lads top of the league.…read more


Summer Soccer School reminder

Dont forget to book your place on this years Fai Soccer camp in Killala before 15th June to get €10 discount and enter the bonus draw for tickets to the Ireland V Argentina opening game at the new Aviva Stadium.


Another clean sheet for Mens team

Killala had a good 3-0 over Knock /Kiltimagh Utd in the Welcome Inn 1st Division at Courthouse St. on Saturday night. In this cup semi -final rehersal Goals from Rory Gallagher, Alan Murphy and Johnny McNulty gave the lads full points and keeps the presure on leaders Mulranny Utd who they face next Sunday….read more


Lotto at €4700

Team H are on Lotto Duty this Saturday night when the Jackpot is €4700


Fixture Change

The U12 boys Match has been switched from Friday to Saturday at 2pm in Castlebar


U14 girls earn bragging rights in local Derby

The U14 Girls had an easy win over near neighbours Ballina Town at Beleek last night.Aoilean Collins hit 5 while goals from Sharon Killeen and Rachel Munnelly gave the girls a 7-0 win….read more


U12 Girls moving up

The U12 girls moved into second place in the Premier division with an emphatic 7-3 victory over Kilmore Utd at Courthouse St. last night. Emma Munnelly (4) Collette Collins , Ailbhe Rielly and Niamh O’Donnell scored the more


Out of Connaught Gold Cup

The mens team crashed out of the Connaught Gold Cup at Claremorris on Saturday evening but not before giving a fright to the Premier League leaders. Rory Gallagher put Killala in front after only a minute but a lack of concentration by the understrengh visitors who were starting without 3 regulars from the defense let Claremorris build up a4-1 half time lead. A much more positive showing saw a reshuffled Killala team pull a goal back through Marc McDonnell and should have closed the gap further when they had the home side on the ropes but a late goal glossed the result ….read more


U12 Boys get their first win

The quickly improving U12 boys team finally got their first win of the season on Saturday at Courthouse St. with a thrilling 4-3 win over Bangor Hibs. Despite trailing 2-1 at half time the young Killala lads fought back to clinch the points with a great second half performance. Well done lads..…read more 05/06/10

Fixtures for the coming week

Mon 7th June U12 Girls V Kilmore Courthouse St. 7pm KO

Tuesday 8th June U14 Girls V Ballina Town away bus leaves at 6:15pm

Fri 11th June U12 Boys V Castlebar Town away bus leaves at 5:30pm

FIXTURE CHANGE U12 Boys NOW SATURDAY BUS LEAVING 12.30pm Sat.12th June Mens Team V Knock/Kiltimagh Utd Courthouse St. 7pm


New Away Strip Presentation

The new away kit sponsored by Shane Donnelly will be officially unveiled at a presentation function in the Arch Bar this Sun the 6th of June at 7pm. All are welcome to attend.


Tough task ahead for Mens Team

The mens team take a break from their league programme when they travel to Claremorris to take on the Premier division pace setters in the Connaught Gold Chalenge Cup Rd 1 . Johnny & Mark have said they will be making changes as they give the weekend off to some of the regulars and give a chance to the rest of the squad to stake their claim when the league resumes the following week. Claremorris have gone unbeaten so far this term in the Premier and look odds on to win promotion back to the Superleague so it should be an intriguing battle between the top of the Premier division and top of the First Division. We wsh all the lads the best of luck.


Lotto at €4600

The Bank holiday Lotto draw is worth €4600 to the winner. Team G are on duty this weekend.


U14 Boys keep the winning habit going

The U14 Boys kept their recent good run going with a 4-1 win over fellow title contenders Ballyvarry BB. This win consilidates their position at the top of the league … more


All Square at Courtouse St.

The U14 Girls played out a 2-2 draw with Manulla at Courthouse St. on Wednesday night. Aoilean Collins got both the Killala girls goals.


Good win for U12 Girls

The U12 Girls had a good 3-1 win away to Ballyvarry this evening. Collette Collins (2) and Aishling Bilbow were the scorers ….read more


Still on Top

The Mens team consilidated their position on top of Division 1 with a good 2-0 away to Inver Utd in Kilmore Sportsground tonight. Goals from Ritchie Lynn and Johnny McNulty were enough to give them the 3 points…read more


U14 Boys Best in local Derby

The U14 boys continued their fine form and picked up another 3 points in Beleek park on Wednesday. Two goals from James Noone was enough to help his team maintain their push for honours… more


Fixtures for the coming week

Sat 29th Mens Team V Inver Utd Away 7.00pmKO

Monday 31st U12 Girls V Ballyvarry BB Away Bus leaves @ 5.30pm

Tuesday 1st June U14 Girls V Manulla Courthouse St. 7pm KO

Wednesday 2nd June U14 Boys V Ballyvarry BB Courthouse St. 7pm KO

Saturday 5th June U12 Boys V Bangor Hibs Courthouse St. 2pm KO


Big Gala Day at Killala FC

Tuesday 25th May is Gala Day at Courthouse St. and it brings together the eight National Schools in the region to play for the Killala FC Perpetual Shield. The Schools, KillalaNS , Templemary NS , Newtownwhite NS, Ballycastle NS, Cooneal NS, Creevagh NS, Mount Palmer NS, and Banagher NS have all been attending monthly coaching sessions at the All Weather pitch since last september organised by Killala FC Secretary Peter McDonnell and delivered by FAI RDO Paul Byrne. A great mornings entertainment is guaranteed so come along between 10am and 1pm to support the Boys & Girls


Yearly lotto due

Yearly Lotto Subscribers are reminded that payment is now due and can be paid to any club member or use the online facility


Mens team held at home but still go joint top

Killala were took just one point from their match with Celtic B at Courthouse St yesterday but it was enough to give them joint leadership in Division 1 as leaders Mulranny had the day off. Johny McNulty, Rory Gallagher & Alan Murphy all scored but 2 goals in the last 2 mins stole a point for the visitors….read more


U12 boys get first point

The U12 Boys got their first point on the board from a thrilling 3-3 draw in Charlestown. In a bizzare game that saw the home side awarded 3 penalties Darren Collins bagged his first ever hatrick to get his team of the mark.


Boys U16 Back in Training

Training Re-Commences this Monday 8pm to 9pm for the U16 boys. New Players Welcome


Fixtures for the coming week

Monday 24th U12 Girls V Ballina Town Courthouse St. 7pm KO

Tuesday 25th U14 Girls V Kilmurry Courthouse St. 7pm KO

NB* Change of Fixture U14 Girls V Kilmurray now at 2pm Saturday 22nd

Wednesday 26th U14 Boys V Ballina Town B Away Bus leaves @ 5.45pm

Friday 28thU12 Boys V Partry Athletic Courthouse St. 7pm KO


Killala FC supporting Irish Football

The club have agreed to purchase 2 Vantage Club seats at the New Aviva Stadium from the FAI. These are Premium Quality seats in the luxury of the South end of the New Aviva Stadium. Tickets will be available for all soccer matches and concerts at the venue for the next ten years, starting with the Manchester Utd V Airtricity League XI on the 4th August. Tickets for this match , the opening International Friendly against Argentina and the UEFA Qualifiers for Euro 2012 will be prizes in a raffle currently on sale by club members.


Lotto Jackpot at €4400

TeamE are on Lotto Duty this weekend as the jackpot reaches €4400


U14 Boys fine form continues

The U14 Boys had another win at Courthouse St. tonight when they put nine past a weak Castlebar Celtic C side. Darragh O’Boyle scored his third consecutive hatrick grabbing 5 of the total while Anthony Kearney, Kyle McLoughlin, Lewis Haymer and James Noone had one a more


No luck for the Girls

Both the u12 & U14 girls tasted defeat this week with the U12 shipping a heavy defeat a home to Manulla and the U14 ‘s going down 2-0 in the top of the table clash out in Kilmore.


Rory grabs another hatrick as Killala take another 3 points

The Mens team beat Moy Villa 5-1 at Courthouse St. today to keep the pressure on at the top of Division 1. A Rory Gallagher hatrick and one a piece from Alan Murphy and Johnny McNulty gave the homeside a comfortable win…read more


Fixtures for the coming week

Monday 17th U12 Girls V Manulla Courthouse St. 7pm KO

Tuesday 18th U14 Girls V Kilmore Utd Away Bus leaves @ 5.15pm

Wednesday 19th U14 Boys V Castlebar Celtic C Courthouse St. 7pm KO

Friday 21st U12 Boys V Charlestown Away Bus leaves @ 5.30pm

Sunday 23rd Mens team V Castlebar Celtic B Courthouse St KO 2.30pm


Connaught Cup medal for Niall

Congratulations to former Killala FC player Niall Thomas who was a member of the Athenry FC Connaught Cup winning squad last weekend. Niall has been a regular at schoolboys , youth and junior for the club over the last 20 years and was in the dugout at last seasons Tonra Cup Final. All at the Club wish him well.

Lotto Jackpot at €4300

Team D are on lotto duty this Saturday and the Jackpot will be €4300


U14 Boys keep up with the Girls

The Boys U14 team were not going to be outdone by the girls big win the previous evening and recorded their own 8-1 win at Courthouse St. over a Castlebar Celtic B side. Darragh O’Boyle scored his second successive hatrick Lewis Haymer weighed in with 4 and Ciaran Lally got 1……read more
Girls in Big Derby win

The U14 girls blasted 8 past Ballina Town in the u14 Girls Premier Division at Courthouse St. on Tuesday night to finish the game with an 8-1 score line..…read more

Killala high five at Manulla

The mens team secured three more points on the road tonight with a 5-0 victory over a Manulla B side. Goals from Marc McDonnell, Rory Gallagher , John McNulty (2) and an OG saw them secure a comfortable win….read more

Fixtures for the coming week

Tuesday 11th U14 Girls V Ballina Town Courthouse St. 7pm KO

Wednesday 12th U14 Boys V Castlebar Celtic B Away Bus leaves @ 5.15pm

Friday 14th U12 Boys V Castlebar Town Courthouse St. 7pm KO

Sunday 16th Mens team V Moy Villa Courthouse St KO 2.30pm


O’Boyle Hatrick bags the points

A 3 goal blast from Darragh O’Boyle clinched all 3 points for Killalal U14 boys against Achill Rovers at Asahi Park last night….read more


U12 Girls slip up

Killala U12 girls lost further ground on the leaders when going down 3-2 to Castlebar Town at Courthouse st. on the Bank holiday. Goals from Michelle Walker & Collette Collins meant the girls kept in it up until the final whistle….read more


Semi Final berth secured

The Mens team , holders of the Tonra Cup , booked their place in the Semi Final draw with an excellent win away to Achill Rovers this morning. Goals from Mark Beatty and Rory Gallagher (2) was enough to give Killala revenge for last weeks league defeat and a perfect start in their defense of the trophy….read more


Fixtures for the coming week

Sunday 2nd May Mens Team V Achill Rovers Away 12pm KO ( Tonra Cup Rd 1)

Monday 3rd U12 Girls V Castlebar Town Courthouse St. 7 pm

Tuesday 4th U14 Girls V Manulla Away Bus leaves @ 5 pm

Wednesday 5th U14 Boys V Achill Rovers Courthouse St. 7 pm

Saturday 8th U12 Boys V Bangor Hibs Bus leaves @ 10.45am Note Change

Saturday 8th Mens Team V Manulla B Away 7pm KO


U14 Girls Crash to first defeat

The U14 Girls suffered a setback in Kilmurray last night when they lost 5-2 to a much stronger home side. Killala who were missing a number of regulars took the lead before halftime with an Allison Munnelly goal but a complete second half collapse handed them their first defeat of the season….read more


U12 Girls win on the road

The Girls had a good 6-2 win against Kilmore Utd in Drum last night. Highlight of the match was an Allison Munnelly hatrick. Niamh Breslin, Ailbhe Reilly & Dearbhla Forkan scored the other Killala goals….read more


Unbeaten run comes to an end

Killala FC lost their 100% record when they crashed toa 2-1 defeat to Achill Rovers in the Welcome Inn Hotel Div. one game at Courthouse St today despite going 1-0 up through an Alan Murphy strike midway through the second half… more


Fixtures for the coming week

Monday 26th U12 Girls V Kilmore Away Bus leaves @ 5.15pm

Tuesday 27th U14 Girls V Kilmurray Away Bus leaves @ 5.30pm

Wednesday 28th U14 Boys V Ballina Town ( Cup Rd 1 ) Courthouse St. 6.30pm

Friday 30th U12 Boys V Moyvilla Courthouse St. 7pm


Tough draw for Mens Team

Killala mens team got a difficult assignment in the first match in their defence of the Tonra Cup. A trip to Achill to play the local Rovers side on the May Bank Holiday was their reward from last nights live cup draw on MWR. The two teams must meet before this though in a Division one tie at Courthouse St. this Sunday at 12noon. Two tough games are assured.


U14 Boys taste defeat

The U14 Boys team were beaten in Ballyvarry last night by a stronger home side. Ciaran Lally & Darragh O’Boyle scored as last years champions crashed to a 4-2 defeat….read more


Lotto hits €4000

This weeks lotto jackpot is €4000. On sales duty this week are Team A


U14 Girls come out on top

The U14 Girls maintained their recent good form with a tidy 2-0 win over fancied Kilmore Utd at Courthouse St. Aoilean Collins opened the scoring after 5 mins and sealed it with a penalty 8 mins from the end …read more


Great comeback by U12 Girls

The U12 Girls recovered from a 2 goal halftime deficit to draw the game 2-2 with Ballyvarry BB at Courthouse St last night. Goals from Aishling O’Donnell & Ailbhe Reilly salvaged the young Killala girls a point…read more


Fixtures for the coming week

Monday 19th U12 Girls V Ballyvarry BB Courthouse St. 6.30 KO

Tuesday 20th U14 Girls V Kilmore Utd Courthouse St. 6.30 KO

Wednesday 21st U14 Boys V Ballyvarry BB Away Bus leaves @ 5.15pm

Friday 23rd U12 Boys V Ballina Town ( Cup Rd 1 ) Courthouse St. 6.30 ko

Sat 24th U12 Girls V Ballina Town B ( Cup Rd 1 ) Courthouse St. 2pm

Sunday 25th Mens Team V Achill Rovers Courthouse St. 12.00pm KO


Derby win for Killala

The Mens team travelled to Mount Falcon to play in a Division one clash against newly promoted Conn Rangers and picked up another 3 points with a 2-1 win in tough physical game . A Kevin Whyte free kick and a late penalty by Giggsy sealed the game for the lads…read more


Viva Aviva

Killala AFC members Tony Haran, Colm Sullivan & Ivan Sweeney were privilaged to be part of the last tour of the new Aviva Stadium before its Official opening this Summer. Checkout our Gallery for more pictures of the new stadium. They were also accompanied on the tour by Cathal Dervan of the Sunday Star with whom they did an interview after the tour. “Full story is in todays Sunday Star”

Viva Aviva


Aileen helps Irish Team to make History

Killala Fc Striker Aileen Gilroy helped the U17 Irish Womens team make history today in the SportTK Arena Simferopol Ukraine. She played the full match as Ireland beat top seed Sweden to help the girls in green qualify for the Euro Finals in Switzerland in the last week in June. This is the first Irish female team ever to qualify for a tournament finals . They join holders Germany, Spain & Holland in the last four and an added bonus is that the top 3 from these will qualify for the U17 World Cup in Trinidad & Tobago later in the year. All at the club send hearty congratulations to Aileen and her family….Read more


U14 Boys Held

The u14 boys were held to a 1-1 by the visiting Ballina Town team at Courthouse St. Ryan Sweeney scored the goal for the defending champions.…read more


U14 Girls start on a high

The U14 Girls kicked off their season with a comprehensive 5-0 victory away to Ballinrobe Town in the Premier Division. Aoileen Collins (3) Jacinta Munnelly & Kelley Bruce scored the goals….read more


U12 Girls Win in Ballina

The U12 girls opened their Premier League campaign with a local derby in Beleek against the ‘Town. Collette Collins grabbed the all important goal to give her side all 3 points in an exciting 1-0 win.…read more


Good start for Mens team

Killala mens team got the start they were looking for when they beat Urlaur Utd 2-0 at Courthouse St. Johny McNulty and Rory Gallagher scored the goals but it was veteran keeper Sean McHale , starting his 21st campaign ,who was the hero with a first half penalty save …. read more .



Lotto at €3800

This weeks Jackpot is €3,800 and H team are selling tickets this Saturday night.


Mens season kicks off

The Mayo league season gets underway this Sunday and Killala host Urlar Utd in a copy of last years opening fixture. Division One is once again a very competitive league and the Mark McLoughlin & Jonny Cuffe led team will be hoping for a good start to acheive their goal of promotion to the Premier league. We wish them and all the lads all the best for the season.


Aileen sets off to the Ukraine

Killala Fc striker Aileen Gilroy jets out to Ukraine this week to play in the Elite qualifying phase of the Uefa u17 Womens Championship ….read more


Matches Off

The U14 girls match in Claremorris is off this evening due to a waterlogged pitch as is the Mens match at Asahi Park for the same reason. Last nights U12 girls match also was a victim of the weather.


Fixtures for the coming week

Monday 5th U12 Girls V Ballina Town Home 6.30pm KO

Tuesday 6th U14 Girls V Claremorris Away 6.30pm KO Bus Leaves at 4.45pm

Tuesday 6th Mens Team V Parkside Celtic ( Friendly) Asahi Park 6.15pm KO

Wednesday 7th U14 Boys V S&F Utd Away 6.30pm KO Bus leaves at 5.30pm

Friday 9th April U12 Boys V Urlar Utd Away 6.30pm KO Bus leaves 5pm

Sunday 11th April Mens Team V Urlar Utd Home 12noon ( Division 1)


Lotto at €3700

Team G are on lotto duty this Saturday night as when the Jackpot will be €3700


U12 & U14 Kick off

The leagues for the the U12 & U14 Boys & Girls resume this weekend. First off is the U12 Boys on Friday who face a daunting trip to Premier team Ballinrobe Town in the regrading pool 2 match, the Girls U12 team take on Ballina Town at home on Monday , the U14 Girls make their bow away to Claremorris on Tuesday night while on Wednesday night the U14 Boys travel to Foxford to play the local team. We wish all the teams Good luck


U12 Boys registration night this Thursday 1/4/10

A mop up session will take place this Thurs night between 6pm and 7pm to get all under 12 boys signed up for the new season a registration form can be downloaded and printed from the menu on left this will give you a head start for the night.


Killala on top in Friendly

The mens team beat Kilmore Utd 2-1 in the final wam up game before the 2010 season . In their hardesst test to date a firsthalf goal from Mark Beattie kept Killala at parity at the break and Rory Gallagher nicked the narrowest of wins with his strike mid way through the secondhalf.


Lotto at €3600

This weeks Lotto jackpot is €3600. Team F are on lotto duty this Saturday night


Fixtures for the weekend

The U16 team play Barna FC ( Galway) in a rearranged Connaught U16 Shield match at Courthouse St. KO 2pm Saturday , while the mens team play Kilmore FC in friendly on Sunday also at 2pm as they continue to prepare for the new season.


Preparations on track

The mens teams preparation for the upcomimg Mayo League season continued today at Courthouse St. when goals from Rory Gallagher (2) and Johny McNulty were enough to give them a 3-2 victory over Superleague side Snugboro Utd in a keenly fought friendly


Girls San Marino bound

Killala Fc will send an U19 ladies team to the prestigous San Marino Cup in San Marina which runs from 5th to 11th July 2010. The squad will include all of last years succesful U16 team and St.Patricks College U18 All Ireland team along with several of ladies squad. It will be just rewards for this group of players success over the last number of seasons.They are currently fundraising to help defray the cost of the venture so please support them if you can. There are also a number of places for supporters and parents still available so contact trip co-ordinator Peter McDonnell if you are interested.


Weekend fixtures

In the only match at the weekend, the mens team continue their preparations for the new season when they welcome Super league side Snugboro Utd. to Courthouse St. This Pre Season Friendly Kicks off on Sunday 21st at 2pm.


Mens fixtures released

Killala Mens team are handed an identical opening match as in 2009 when Urlaur Utd visit Courthouse St. Lets hope its not an identical result as the visitors nicked a late goal to give them the points in a 4-3 thriller. The League kicks off on April 11th and all the fixtures can be seen …….here.


Results for the weekend

The U16 Connaught Shield match was not played when Barna FC failed to show due to a mix up in fixtures and will be played again at a later date. The Mens team beat div2 side Ballina Utd in a friendly the highlight of which was a hatrick by last seasons top scorer Rory Gallagher………readmore


Mens Team back in action

The Mens team play their first Pre Season Friendly this Sunday ( 2pm ) at Courthouse St. against Ballina Utd. A number of new signings will be on display.They have been in training since the 7th Feb. We wish Mark & Jonny and all the lads well for the new season.


Killala FC Lotto

Lotto Jacpot is now at €3,400 . This week team D are on lotto duty


Girls back in training

U12 & U14 Girls resume training this Saturday and every Saturday 6pm to 7 pm at Courthouse St.


Fixtures for the weekend

Killala FC V Barna FC ( Galway) U16 Connaught Shield KO 2pm Home


Club Lotto now at €3300

This Weeks Jackpot is €3,300 . Team c are on selling duty this weekend.


Award Winners at Presentation Night

In the Boys Section Shane McAndrew U12, Darragh O’Boyle U13, Matthew Keane U14 And Eoin Bourke U16 were the receipients while Emma Munnelly U12 Aoilleen Collins U13, Eilish Healy U13, and Sorcha McGee U16 were succesfull for the girls. Ladies Player of the Year went to Emma Gilroy, Aidan Ferguson captured the Young Player of the year award while Sean McHale was voted Players Player of the Year. The Big Award of the night Player of the Year went to Johnny McNulty. Details of all the awards can be seen.…….. here


Big turnout as Killala FC Celebrate

A bumper crowd turned out last night to celebrate a magnificent 2009 season for the club . Guests Paul Byrne FAI, Pat Quigley Mayo AFL and Dave Breen of the Mayo Youths league were in attendance to present the individual and team awards. Chairman Anthony Gallagher received the ” Club of the Year ” award from Pat Quigley. See the pictures in the gallery and a full list of award winners will be posted later. Below are some of the acheivments at Killala FC during the last season.


Chairman Anthony Gallagher Receiving Club of the Year Award from Mayo FA Chairman Pat Quiqley

Killala FC Club of the Year 2009

  • The 2009 season was one of great achievement for Killala FC. Both on and off the field great strides were made in promoting the game and a fair amount of success was achieved.
  • Under 14 boys Div 3 winners
  • U14 girls Div 1 Runners up
  • U16 Girls Premier Winners
  • U16 Girls Mayo Cup winners
  • U16 Girls WFAI Cup Finalists
  • U16 Girls win all Ireland title playing for St . Patricks College Lacken Cross
  • Mens team Tonra Cup winners
  • Ladies team reach last 32 WFAI Junior Cup
  • Shane McAndrew , Darragh O’Boyle& Emma Munnelly in FAI Emerging Talent Programm
  • Aillen Gilroy capped 7 times by Irish U17 Team
  • Aileen Collins Ailish Healy, Niamh Collins ,Elaine Lowther and Aileen Gilroy on Connaught Gaynor cup panels
  • Aileen Gilroy wins Western People Sports Star Award for Ladies Soccer
  • Club Website successfully launched
  • Online lotto introduced
  • Defibrillator acquired
  • The Tower cup reintroduced
  • John Clarke Named Man of the match Tonra Cup Final
  • Rory Gallagher & Eamonn Knox named on Division 1 team of the year
  • Mark McLoughlin & Kenny Sheridan Manager of the Month for August
  • Coach Education furthered with Ciara McDonnell Certified in Kick Start 2 , Elaine Lowther certified in Kick Start 1 and Peter McDonnell ( Continuous Professional Development Cert UEFA “B” Licence )
  • Defib operator training for Ivan Sweeney, Joe O’Neill, Des O’Boyle, Karen Ward , Aidan Sweeney and Tony Browne
  • New Gear supplied for Coaches
  • Club of the Year Award


Matches Off

Both games fixed for this weekend have been postponed


Fixtures for the Weekend

Sat.27th Feb. U14 Connaught Shield Killala V Foyle Hibs ( Galway ) KO 12.30pm Bus leaves at 10am

Sunday 28th Feb. U13 League Killala v Castlebar Celtic KO 2pm


Get Your Tickets

Tickets are now on sale for the Killala Fc Annual Awards Night.There will be stacks of awards to be handed out on the night as well as medals to victorious U14 boys & Girls , U16 girls and Mens team. Come along and help us celebrate our ” Club of the Year ” award and remember a successfull 2009. So its Saturday night 27th February in The Merry Monk Ballina @ 9pm , Tickets only €5


Back in Training

With an eye on the new season the U12 Boys are back training this Tuesday 23rd Feb. and every Tuesday 6pm to 7pm and the U14 Boys recommence Monday 1st March and every Monday 7pm tp 8pm at Courthouse St. The Mens team are back on Tuesdays & Fridays at 8.30pm and Sundays at 12pm. All new players very welcome.


Fixtures for the Weekend

U13 League Saturday 12pm KO Killala V Castlebar Town



All at the club send congratulations to the Lacken Cross U18 girls team on winning the FAIS Umbro Senior Schools National Cup in Flancare Park Longford last Friday. They defeated St.Killians of Dublin 6-1 with hatricks from Aoileen Collins and Aileen Gilroy to give them their third All Ireland title in 4 seasons. The 17 girls on the panel all play their club football with Killala FC. ….read more

Lacken Cross Girls All Ireland U18 Winners


Celebration Night !

Killala FC will hold their Annual Awards night on the 27th February . There will be lots to celebrate this time round as 2009 was a magnificent year for the club both on and off the pitch. keep this date free for a great night out, more details to follow


Fixtures for this Weekend

Conn Rangers V Killala FC Sunday 14th Feb @2pm U13 League

Bus Leaves at 1pm


Good Luck to the Girls

All at the club wish the Lacken Cross Girls U18 team all the best when they play St.Killians DSD in the Umbro Senior Girls All Ireland Final in Flancare Park, Longford , this Friday at 1pm. They are going for a hatrick of AllIreland titles for the School . All of the girls are playing with Killala FC


Mens team back in training

The mens junior team are back training officially this Sunday 7th Feb. at 11am at Courthouse St. Any one wanting to play with the team for the 2010 season are asked to attend.


Calling all Volunteers

With the 2010 season looming Killala FC are looking for volunteers to help with the everyday running of the club. It could be helping to maintain the facilities, help with a team, sweeping the dressing rooms, opening the gates or one of numerous jobs that may only take an hour of your time every week. If you think you can help email or contact any club member


Record Turnout for AGM

One of the largest number of members in recent times turned out for the AGM of Killala FC at the clubrooms on Saturday last. A highly succesful 2009 was reviewed culminating in the club receiving the ” Club of the Year Award” the previous night at the Mayo AFL Dinner in Castlebar. Anthony Gallagher was elected the new Chairman to guide the club into the new decade , Tony Browne Vice Chaiman, Peter McDonnell Secretary, Marc McDonnell Ass. secretary/youth registrar, Aidan Sweeney tresurer, Ivan sweeney PRO ,Jarlath Munnelly Child Protection Officer and Eamon Knox Junior registrar. Full Report of AGM to follow.


Lacken Cross Girls into All Ireland Final

Congratulations to Lacken Cross Girls U18 team on reaching the Final of the FAIS Umbro Girls U18 Cup . They defeated St. Marys School Newport Co.Tipperary by 20-0 in Terryland Park , Galway last Friday. Aileen Gilroy scored 6 Aoileen Collins 5, El;aine Lowther 4, Sorcha McGee 1, Martina Walker 1, Rachel Healy 2, Sharon Killeen 1. They now face St.Killians of Dublin in the final.Venue and Date TBC. … more


U12 boys out of Connaught Shield

The U12 boys travelled with an understrengh team to Colemenstown in Galway last Saturday and their long period of inactivity showed when they were beaten 4-1 by the local side. …….read more


Club of the Year Award for Killala FC


Killala FC received the prestigous Club of the Year Award at last nights Mayo League Annual Dinner in the Welcome Inn Hotel Castlebar. Pictured above receiving their awards from former Irish international Ray Houghton is from Left to right Rory Gallagher ( Division One Team of the Year Left side Midfield) Eamon Knox ( Division One Team of the year , Centre Half ) Ray Houghton ( Tonra Cup to winners Killala FC ) Peter McDonnell ( With Club of the Year Award ) and Mark McLouglin ( Manager of the Month August )


AGM of Killala FC

The AGM takes place this saturday at 6.oopm in the clubhouse. Come along and be involved as Killala FC start a new decade with confidence. All are welcome .


Tough draw for U12 boys

The U12 boys have been handed a tough draw in the Connaught Sheild. They travel to play Colemenstown Utd in Colemenstown this Saturday. Bus times and KO time to be advised later in the week.


Lacken Cross Girls into another AllIreland Semi

Congratulations to Lacken cross Girls U18 team on winning the Connaught Final in Milebush Park today. They beat Clifden CS 9-1 to set up an All Ireland Semi Final in Terryland Park on Friday against the Munster Champions KO 1pm. All the girls on the team play for Killala FC. Well done girls and good luck on Friday.


On the mark for his county

Congratulations to Killala FC U13 player Shane McAndrew on scoring his first goal for the Mayo U12 team. Shane is currently on the FAI emerging talent programme in Milebush park and scored the opener in Mayo’s 2-0 win away in Longford.


Successful Forum

The Killala Fc Forum on “Football into the next Decade ” was attended by a large gathering last week. A wide ranging number of topics were discussed and a numerous number of good suggestions were made from the floor on what the direction of the club for the future club should be taking. A number of these hope tp be put in place this Saturday ay the Annual General Meeting. A big Thankyou to all those who particapated.


Killala players on Team of the Year

Congratulations to Killala Fc Mens team players Eamon Knox and Rory Gallagher on being picked on the Mayo League Division 1 ” Team of the Year “. They will pick up their awards at the Mayo AFL annual dinner in the Welcome Inn Hotel Castlebar next Friday night.


Western People Sports Star award for Aileen

Congratulations to Aileen Gilroy on being awarded the prestigous Western People Sports Star award for Ladies soccer. It is the icing on the cake for the wonderful 2009 season enjoyed by her and her Killala FC team mates. She wll recieve her award at a function in the McWilliam Park Hotel in Claremorris on February 19th. Read more…….


Annual General Meeting

The A.G.M of Killala AFC wil be held on Saturday 30th January at 6.00pm in the Clubhouse at Courthouse St. All members are expected to attend and all parents and anyone interested in the future developement of the players and the club or anyone who might want to lend a hand are also welcome to attend. Mark the date in your diary!


U12/U13 Training postponed

U12/U13 training that was due to resume this Thurs has been cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions, Training will now recommence Thurs the 14th of Jan (Weather permitting)

Killala Girl on Mayo Team

Congratulations to Killala FC U12 player Emma Munnelly on her succesful stint with the Mayo Schoolgirls U13 Squad.

Girls Under 13 Interleague Development Day
Galway, Sligo/Leitrim and Mayo Schoolgirls U-13 Squads played a round robin series in Milebush Park, Castlebar on Saturday 19th December.
As the games were developmental there were no trophies or prizes on offer as the games were there to assist the girls to develop in a learning enviroment without fear of failure and for the coaches to be able to assess them against other elite representative squads.
A special thanks to the coaches who mentored the players over the last 10 weeks, Womens Development Officer Moyia Parke who initiated the idea, the leagues for their support of this initiative, the players for their effort over the last 10 weeks and also to the supporters who travelled on the day to support the participants.
Mayo U-13 Squad
Coaches – Emma Mullin, Paul Walsh, Ciara McDonnell
Jessica Nolan(Manulla), Brynda Gallagher(Achill Rovers), Samantha McDonnell(Kilmurry), Niamh Larkin(Kilmurry), Madeline Keane(Kilmurry), Christin Healy(Kilmore), Aoife King(Castlebar Town), Hannah Cleary(Claremorris), Hannah Flatley(Manulla),Anna Lawlor(Snugboro), Laura Corbett(Manulla), Jean Morrin(Ballinrobe), Jamie Butler(Ballinrobe), Jennifer O’Donnell(Charlestown), Lauren O’Donnell(Charlestown),Simona Fernande(Manulla), Mary Corcoran(Westport Utd),Rachel Kearns(Kilmurry), Laura Duffy(Charlestown), Emma Munnelly(Killala), Rebecca O’Sullivan(Kilmore)


Coach Education Courses

The Following Coach Education courses are currently on offer from the FAI . Club members wishing to avail of these please contact Peter McDonnell

FAI Senior Intro ductory Coach

Education Course

The Football Association of Irel