Kill GAA (County Kildare)

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Kill
An Chill
Kill GAA County Kildare.png
County: Kildare
Nickname:

The Jungle

Colours = Green and Gold
Grounds: Greenhills, Kill
Coordinates: 53°14′38″N 6°35′56″W / 53.24398°N 6.598792°W / 53.24398; -6.598792Coordinates: 53°14′38″N 6°35′56″W / 53.24398°N 6.598792°W / 53.24398; -6.598792
Playing kits
Standard colours
Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Leinster
champions
Kildare
champions
Camogie: - - 1

Kill is a Gaelic Athletic Association club in Kill, County Kildare, Ireland. They combined with Ardclough to form area side Wolfe Tones in the 1970s.

History[edit]

RIC records from 1890 show that Kilteel King O'Tooles club had 30 members with officers listed as John Lennon, John Buggle, William Walsh and William Dowling.

Gaelic Football[edit]

Kill won the Junior A Championship in 2013, but lost the Higgins Cup final to Eadestown. In Intermediate ranks the following year they lost to Rathcoffey in the Northern final. They stepped up and marched straight into the 1962 Kildare Senior Football Championship semi-final. Olly Harrington scored their goal as they went down to Kilcullen, 1-7 to 1-5. Area side Wolfe Tones qualified for the 1971 senior football semi-final and a three-point defeat to Carbury. The current players have improved greatly over the last few years with Kevin Corrigan, Shane O'Hagan, Jack Healy, Alen Wren, Paul Kirwan, Jamie Nolan and Cillian Armstrong all expected to do great things and drive forward a club who has been suffering dearly at the hands of bigger clubs.

Hurling[edit]

Kill hurlers contested the junior championship in the 1950s.

Kill won the Division 3 Hurling League in 2001, followed by the Division 2 Hurling league in 2002. Kill also contested the Junior championship finals of 2002,2003,2004, before finally winning it in 2005. They followed this by reaching the Intermediate championship Final in 2006, losing narrowly to Ardclough. They then went on to represent Kildare in the 2006 Leinster Junior Club Hurling Championship.

Amalginated with Ardclough to form Killard for minor in 2008, winning the 2008 Kildare Minor 'A' Hurling Championship beating Naas in Leixlip 0-12 to 0-8. Also winning the kildare under 16 'B' in 2009 beating Maynooth in Clane.

Camogie[edit]

Kill hosted the 1939 Leinster final in a field behind the church where the dual carriageway now runs.

Honours[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Kildare GAA: A Centenary History, by Eoghan Corry, CLG Chill Dara, 1984, ISBN 0-9509370-0-2 hb ISBN 0-9509370-1-0 pb
  • Kildare GAA yearbook, 1972, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1980 and 2000- in sequence especially the Millennium yearbook of 2000
  • Soaring Sliothars: Centenary of Kildare Camogie 1904-2004 by Joan O'Flynn Kildare County Camogie Board.

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