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Manguard Plus Minor D Football Championship Final

By christinemurray06 Sun 7th Oct

Manguard Plus Minor D Football Championship Final
Manguard Plus Minor D Football Championship Final

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 

Milltown Captain

Sam Downey

Age: 17

Height: 5’ 10”

Position: Goalkeeper

Biggest Football Influence: Colin O’Shea, Milltown Captain

Favourite intercounty footballer: Daryl Flynn

Achievements: Minor and U21 County champions 2017


Milltown Panel:

Sam Downey (C)

Sean Murphy

James Byrne

Eddie Boland

Thomas O Connor

Griffin Kennedy

Jonathan Dunne

Stephen Mulpeter

Aaron Jacob

Aaron Walker    

Ryan Lawless

Ben Murphy

Thomas Hamilton

Robert Scully

Ben Huston

Oliver Barry

Luke Redmond

Andrew Buckley

Shane Daly

Kyle Busatti

Robert Gibbons



Milltown Management:

Sean Mulpeter, Ronan Byrne, Eddie Gibbons & David O’Brien


Milltown GAA

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



Suncroft Captain:

Name: Mark Brown

Age: 17

Height: 1.71m

Position: Centre Forward

Biggest Football Influence: Parents

Favourite intercounty footballer: Ciaran Kilkenny

Achievements: Minor league & championship, U17 league, U16 league & championship, U14 Feile & championship


Suncroft Panel:

Tadhg Delaney
Ciaran Downey
Conn Kehoe
Dylan King
Dylan Tyrell
Josh Thackabery
Adam Sweeney
Dean Hanlon
Jack Doyle
Senan Brannock
Mark Brown (C)
Jack Dillon
Tom Martin
Patrick Corrigan
Jack Lawless
Leo Brannock
Sam Murphy
Sam McGuirk
Conor Martin
Diarmuid Brannock
Logan O Rourke
Gavin James
Sean Brown
Tom Dillon
Gareth Dillon
Jack McDermott


Suncroft Management:

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.


By christinemurray06 Sun 7th Oct

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