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Waterford Schoolboys Football League

Kilmacow Football Club

History:

A general meeting was called for Tuesday 29th of June 1971 to discuss a proposal to enter teams in the Waterford Junior League. That meeting did not take place. It is understood that a decision was taken to defer it because there was not unanimity about the merit of entering League football. Many did not want to see the type of games played on the Farm (and other venues in Kilmacow) to disappear.

The following Sunday, 4th July was a scorching hot day. After mass up to 20 young men assembled at the foot of the steps of the A.O.H. There was still some debate as to the merit of the proposal and there was some reluctance to actually go up and start the meeting. Eventually they moved and the meeting took place. The proposal to enter the League was adopted. The soccer club was born.

Michael Foley was elected Chairman and the other members of the Committee were Dixie Moore (Vice Chairman), Sean Maher (Secretary), Marcus Behal (Treasurer), Francie Walsh, Senan Sutton, Seamus Carroll, Richard Walsh, and Tony Fleming. Fr.Daly was elected President of the club.

In the season 1978/79 the club decided to enter a team in the Schoolboys League for the first time since 1972/73. A team was entered at Under 15 level. Players like Andy Dollard, Nicky Phelan, Stephen Walsh, John Forristal, and Bill Lacey were thus introduced to League football. They found the campaign tough and they suffered many heavy defeats during the season. But they had tremendous character and kept battling away. They never let up in training in the parish hall every Monday and Wednesday night.
From the club’s point of view it was a vital development. It was the start of our commitment to under age teams. A commitment to under age teams. A commitment, which has gone from strength to strength.

Also during this season the idea of developing the Farm as a sports complex began to take shape. The sports Complex Committee was set up with representatives of all the clubs in the parish together with other interested people.

Today Kilmacow are still going strong, and they are providing the children of the Kilmacow area with the fantastic opportunity of learning soccer.

 

Contact:
Gerard Duggan,
Narabane,
Kilmacow,
Co. Kilkenny.

 

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