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)
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
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
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.