The 2018 Manguard Plus Minor D Football Championship Final is the curtain raiser to today’s Joe Mallon Motors SFC Semi-Final between Moorefield and Naas.
Milltown and Suncroft throws in at 2pm in St. Conleth’s Park.
Best of luck to both teams #SupportYourClub
Height: 5’ 10”
Biggest Football Influence: Colin O’Shea, Milltown Captain
Favourite intercounty footballer: Daryl Flynn
Achievements: Minor and U21 County champions 2017
Sam Downey (C)
Thomas O Connor
Sean Mulpeter, Ronan Byrne, Eddie Gibbons & David O’Brien
Like many rural clubs, our GAA club is the heartbeat of our community.The club is involved with, and supports, pretty much any local initiative, cause and group.
In GAA terms, we field football (female & male) teams from U6 right up to senior, and as of 2017, juvenile hurling teams. This year so far we have reached the final in the U14 girls, u13 girls, U16 girls and Senior ladies reaching the Junior B Final, U13 Boys being narrowly defeated in the Division 1 All County Final and our Senior Men winning the Junior A title and our Minor Lads contesting the Minor final again this year after winning the Minor and U21’s last year.
Milltown is very active in Scór & Scór na nÓg, winning the Senior Scór Kildare Club of the Year the last 2 years in a row. (Scór is a GAA competition promotion Irish culture, through singing, dancing, playing music, storytelling, acting, etc.).
We’re currently acquiring a second pitch, which is badly needed with the numerous teams we field and we are hoping we will develop that during 2019
Name: Mark Brown
Position: Centre Forward
Biggest Football Influence: Parents
Favourite intercounty footballer: Ciaran Kilkenny
Achievements: Minor league & championship, U17 league, U16 league & championship, U14 Feile & championship
|Mark Brown (C)|
|Logan O Rourke|
Seamus Dillon & John Brown
Suncroft GFC was founded in 1889 and for the last thirty years has operated from its base in the heart of Suncroft village in Kildare. Over its long history Suncroft GFC has won many county titles in both football and hurling and has developed many players that went on to represent the county.
Like a lot of rural clubs with limited players numbers there can be periods of great success and barren periods. Fortunately for the current members, players and community recent years have brought many successes and again 2018 is turning out well. To date in 2018, in addition to reaching this minor final, our U17 lads won their league, the U16 lads reached the league final, the U14 lads won their league and reached the final of their Feile competition. On the ladies front our senior ladies won the division two league and Intermediate Championship and take on the Meath champions on the 14th of this month in the Leinster Intermediate Club Championship, our U16 ladies won their league, the U14 ladies won their league and the U13 ladies play their final on the 20th of this month.
A great year so far for Suncroft GFC on the field and still a few opportunities to put the icing on the cake. Off the field it has also being a good year for Suncroft GFC with works nearing completion on the development of a new three-acre area for underage pitches and a training area.
Suncroft GFC would like to thank our sponsors, members, players and our community for their ongoing support and commitment to the youth of the area.
On this occasion Suncroft would like to thank Marquees Nationwide for their support for the for the 2018 minor team.