Naas GAA Club
Wishing our Naas Camogie players and mentors the best of luck as they represent Kildare Minor Camogie against Laois tomorrow (Sat, 25th) in Clane GAA at 2pm. All support is very welcome
SENIOR HURLING New season begins tomorrow with all roads leading back to Conleths in October. Leinster Senior Hurling League Div 2.Round 1. The Harps,Durrow v Naas.In Durrow tomorrow sat 25th at 3pm. ALL Support welcome.
U13 Leinster League Report for Naas v’s Glynn Barntown. U13 Glynn Barntown (Wexford) 3-06 Naas 2-09 On Saturday Feb 18th Naas U13 Juvenile hurlers travelled to Glynn Barntown in Co Wexford for their first game in the U13 Leinster Cross Border League. The convoy left the Naas Clubhouse at approx 12:20 for the two hour journey to play this match. On arrival the boys went straight to the ball wall to warm up. The team named, starting positions decided and the captain nominated. Out on to the pitch a little later than expected but ready to go. Our captain on the day Cian Boran entered for the toss and we played against the wind in the first half. Both teams were very enthusiastic for this match and this was evident by the low number of chances generated in the first few minutes. The majority of the play concentrated in and around the middle of the park. Both sets of defenders played well, clearing their lines when any danger was displayed. Glynn Barntown opened the scoring with a well taken point. Naas batted back and after number of attacking attempts finally got on the score board. Both side’s scored points and Naas had two goals disallowed before Glynn Barntown a goal from a low free. At half time the score line was Glynn Barntown 1-04 Naas 0-05. In the second half Glynn Barntown withdrew players into more defence positions which curtailed Naas’s ability to penetrate their defence line. Glynn Barntown got the first score from a point in the second half. For the next 15 minutes Naas attached the goal scoring 2-03 without reply and indeed could have had more on the board but our finishing was just wide or heroic blocking by Glynn Barntown defenders. Naas were six up and with only a few minutes to go they were looking good for the win. However, the game wasn’t over a two goals and point from the next three attacks left Naas one point down in the closing minute. Naas kept up the relentless pressure and finally secured the point which would secure the draw for them. The match ended Glynn Barntown 3-06 2-09 Naas. Afterwards the Naas players felt they had learnt a lot from the game and considering the distance travelled and the fact that they haven’t played together as a team since last October, they knew they had represented Naas very well. They now look forward to their next challenge in this league. Afterwards we were very kindly hosted by the panel, mentors and supporters of the Glynn Barntown GAA club and we would like to express our gratitude for this kind gesture. The Naas team was as follows:- 1.Shane Knott 2.Tom McKeon 3.Dylan Gregory 4.Niall Grainger 5.Fiachra Tobin 6.Cian Boran 7.Bill Hennessy 8.Alan Tobin 9.Conor Doyle 10.MacDara Moore 11.Killian Harrington 12.Tiernan O’Rourke 13.Jimmy Hanley 14.Seamus Kelleher 15.Fionn Curtis 16.Luke Mulvihill 17.Sam Blackburne Thank you to the parents who make the long journey and in particular to the two U12 players who helped us. U13 Mentors.
Best of luck to Naas CBS in the Top Oil Leinster PP Sch SH “B” ‘Rest of Leinster’ Final Eire Og Gaa, Carlow (1.00 pm) Col Mhuire Johnstown v Naas CBS Sunday 25th February.
Naas Rugby(Naas RFC)
Upcoming All Ireland League Games at Naas RFC Ballynahinch on 4 March Shannon on 11 March
Friday Night J1 game v St Mary's KO @ 8pm
Support the Irlsh Ladies team on Sunday against France -
Naas take bonus point from UCC to go 2nd in Division 1B U.C.C. 16 - Naas 13 Naas continued their push for promotion from Division 1B of the Ulster Bank All-Ireland League with an away trip to Cork last Saturday to face U.C.C. This was the fourth time in the last 17 months that these sides faced each other, and although Naas had won the previous three meetings, the fact that seven points was the biggest margin of victory suggested another close contest was in store, and that was to be the case. The game was played on a beautiful Spring afternoon and Naas started brightly, taking the lead after 12 minutes. Following great breaks by David Benn and Paulie Tolofua they were stopped just short of the U.C.C. line. The home side were awarded a scrum but Naas managed to push them off it, winning a penalty. The kick by Peter Osborne was successful, taking him to 100 points in the league to date. For the next 15 minutes, Naas were in control. Their pack, particularly in the scrum were on top and they generally looked the better side. However they failed to add to their lead during this spell of dominance, a fact they would rue later. On 27 minutes they kicked straight into touch and gave U.C.C. a line-out just outside the 22. The home side took full advantage. After securing possession they hammered away at the Naas try line before out-half Tom Kiersey got over. Although Kevin O'Keeffe missed the conversion, he made amends on 36 minutes with a penalty to give U.C.C. a 8-3 lead. Naas needed to respond quickly and they did just that. Following a break by Ben Swindlehurst, U.C.C. were penalised at the subsequent ruck and Peter Osborne reduced the gap with his penalty attempt. Within a minute of the second half he had the chance to give Naas the lead. The U.C.C. scrum was under big pressure and they conceded another penalty straight after the restart. However from the half-way line Osborne narrowly missed. With 19 minutes remaining the home side increased their advantage. Naas attempted to run a ball from their own line, but turned over possession and with a huge overlap U.C.C. quickly moved it out wide to Daire Feeney who scored. Although O'Keeffe missed the conversion Naas now trailed by 13-6. To be honest they looked a beaten side at this stage as not only were they seven points behind, but they had lost Michael Skelton, Will O'Brien and replacement Johnny Delaney to injury. However there is great heart in the side and they were not going to lose without a fight. With 13 minutes to go Paulie Tolofua emphasised this. When he received a ball inside the U.C.C. half there seemed little danger for the home side. However he took off, brushed away numerous tackles and made 40 yards for Naas. When he was eventually stopped the ball was quickly moved to Peter Osborne who sprinted down the line to score in the corner. The conversion was extremely difficult but Osborne struck it beautifully to level the scores. The last say however was to go to U.C.C. With six minutes remaining Naas were penalised for hands in a ruck and Kevin O'Keeffe was successful with his penalty attempt, that gave them the lead and ultimately victory on a 16-13 scoreline. So defeat was to be Naas' lot but it was not all doom and gloom. Within minutes the scores of the other games in the league filtered through, and it transpired that the losing bonus point gained was enough to move Naas into second in the table. The push for promotion is still on. Next up for Naas is a home fixture against Ballynahinch on Saturday week, March 4th, with a 2.30pm kick-off. Naas: Michael Skelton, Rob O'Connor, Fionn Carr, Johne Murphy, Peter Howard, Ben Swindlehurst, Peter Osborne, Adam Coyle, Graham Reynolds, Jason Harney, Paul Monahan, David Benn, Andrew Kearney, Will O'Brien, Paulie Tolofua. Replacements: Warren Larkin, Jordan Duggan, Cillian Dempsey, David Barron, Johnny Delaney. U.C.C.: Richie Walsh, Kevin O'Keeffe, Kevin Slater, Paul Kiernan, James Kiernan, Tom Kiersey, Charlie O'Regan, Shane O'Hanlon, Emmet McCarthy, Rob O'Donovan, Ben Mitchell, Daragh Moloney, Conor Barry, Cathal Gallagher, Paul Derham. Replacements: Charlie Slowey, Tadgh McCarthy, Eddie Earle, Murray Linn, Chris McAuliffe.
Naas Cycling Club
Motorists now face €80 fine and penalty points for driving too close to cyclists https://t.co/7Nf7oZPcgF
TIME TRIALS 2017 We will stage our Open TT on Saturday June 10th this year; we hope to have numerous competitors in time trial events around the country, including in the top Vets Racing events, as well as the Elite National Championships in Wexford. And we would like to continue running our local time trial nights when the longer evenings arrive from April onwards. The club needs volunteers to help run the local club events in particular. Tommy Keenan, John Part, Joe Kelly, Pat Spillane and others have all facilitated the TTs in recent years. We need somebody to take over the role for 2017; ideally a couple of people who can commit to a selection of evenings over the summer months, at their own discretion. Interested parties should contact racing sec Simon Wallace, road captain Joe Kelly or any committee member and all details can be worked out. Thanks in advance.
A great read from the desk of Mr Tom Ryan
Members of Naas Cycling Club observe a minute of silence this morning in memory of Orwell Wheelers cyclist Tonya McEvoy who died tragically last Sunday