Eadestown Men’s Football Report
Our first team lost to Carbury and won against Johnstownbridge in The Aldridge Cup.
MENS SENIOR LEAGUE DIVISION 3
With 3 rounds of the League remaining we are at the top, have secured promotion to Division 2 and are in a League Final.
This, to date, is a great achievement for all involved with this panel of players, particularly the players themselves for all the hard work in training and sacrifice put in.
Our performances have been of a high quality against the background of a panel training well and turning up in promising numbers for each session.
Match 1 - Eadestown 0-14 Ballyteague 0-9 at Ballyteague
This was a good start to our campaign in Division 3. It set down a marker that taking one game at a time and taking nothing for granted, we strongly intend to move up to Division 2.
Match 2 7/4/18 at Eadestown 5pm Saturday
Eadestown 5-4 Straffan 0-9
In good weather conditions well taken goals proved decisive in this deserved victory.
Match 3 - 14/4/18 at Robertstown 6pm Saturday
Eadestown 4-16 Robertstown 0-9
Played in windy conditions, we totally overwhelmed Robertstown to record a decisive and comprehensive win.
Match 4 21/4/18 at Eadestown 6pm Saturday
Eadestown 1-12 Kill 0-5
This evening match played in Eadestown was nip and tuck in the first half, Kill playing a physical brand of football. With a moderate breeze in the second half we outscored them 1-7 to 0-0. Fitness, liveliness and hard work gained us a valuable win.
Match 5 29/4/18 at Ballymore 1pm Sunday
Eadestown 0-17 Ballymore Eustace 0-8
Some great fielding of the ball around the centre along with a lively energetic performance put us into the lead at halftime by 0-10 to 0-6. In this local derby. Fortunately, Ballymore pressure in the first 10 -15minutes of the second half failed to yield scores for them. We went on to win handsomely with a workmanlike and skilful display.
Match 6 Evening match in Nurney
Eadestown 1-11 Nurney 2-10
This was our first league match after our defeat against Leixlip in the Championship. Suffering the blues – pardon the expression- we were always playing catch up scoring a goal with time almost up, not enough to concede our only defeat in the league.
Match 7 - Friday, May25th in Kilcullen
Eadestown 5-16 Kilcullen 0-6
Eadestown won this game in a very convincing fashion on the field and on the scoreboard.
Match 8 - Tuesday, May 29th in Eadestown
Eadestown 4-11 Milltown 3-13
We won by the skin of our teeth in a high scoring game. Conor McCarthy 1-5, Padraic Tuohy and John Lawler bailed us out on the night.
Match 9 Eadestown 6-13 Sallins 1-11
Again, a comprehensive victory for Eadestown.
All teams having played each other once, Eadestown sat at the top having won 8 matches out of 9 with 16 league points.
The next stage involved the top 5 teams playing one another, Eadestown, Ballyteague, Straffan, Sallins and Nurney.
In our first match we played Sallins again on Tuesday, June 16th in Eadestown, this time winning a much closer encounter in Eadestown by 1-12 to 0-10, showing strength of character to shape out a 5-point win.
Sallins played well but after Eadestown scored a goal midway through the first half they were always playing catch up. This was very valuable 2 points on the league table for Eadestown.
In our second match against Nurney on Tuesday, June 23rd in Eadestown, we reversed our earlier defeat to them in this league, winning by 0-14 to 0-11. Leading by 0-7 to 0-4 at halftime, Nurney got a run on us in the second half to lead by 0-11 to 0-9. Our lads finished strongly, including 4 good frees from Niall Cummins to win by 0-14 to 0-11.
KILDARE SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
We played our first Senior Championship Match against Leixlip on Sunday, May 6th in St. Conleth’s Park, Newbridge at 1 pm. We played very well in this match and competed in a very efficient way. Having conceded a penalty in the second half we scored the last 2 points of the match to draw on the score line 1-10 apiece.
The replay played on Wednesday, June 9th saw Eadestown heavily defeated on the final score, Leixlip 2-20 Eadestown 3-5. Leixlip scored something like 12 unanswered points in the last 20 minutes.
Upcoming Matches in the League: against Straffan and Ballyteague
In the Championship: against Celbridge, Sarsfield’s and Confey.
A lot to look forward to this Summer|
MENS RESERVE TEAM DIVISION 2.
Our second team who moved up to Division 2 in their league this year, have been working hard playing a number of matches with mixed results. There is a lot of enthusiasm, good craic, hard work and enjoyment in everything to do with this panel of players.
And finally, it is a great pleasure and joy for us all to be associated with this entire group of players enjoying their football and their hobby at an ever improving and skilful level.
We express our sincere sympathy to Philly Wolfe and his family on the death of his beloved father, Phil, Rest in Peace, at the beginning of June.