All the action from Mini Moores Summer Camp 2020

The 2020 Mini Moores Summer Camp kicked off on the 4th August. With boys & girls from 5 – 15 this is our biggest camp yet.

Our grounds have been put to good use over the week with all 4 of our pitches in use.

Despite a wet start to Day 2 the sun shone as we had our now traditional visit from the ice cream van.

On Day 3 we were joined by S&C coach Stephen Eustace who kept everyone on their toes with some fun filled mobility sessions.

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Captains 2020

Congratulations to Dearbháil Kelly who has been named Captain of the Senior Ladies Football team & to Amber Masterson who has been named as Vice-Captain.

Best of luck to Dearbháil, Amber, the team & management in their 2020 campaign #Moores2020

Senior Ladies Football Captain and Vice-Captain

 

Congratulations to Kevin Murnaghan who has been named Captain of the Senior Football team & to Éanna O’Connor who has been named as Vice-Captain.

Two great leaders on & off the pitch. Best of luck to Kevin, Éanna, the team & management in their 2020 campaign #Moores2020

Senior Football Captain and Vice-Captain

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Underage Hurling and Camogie Training

Mighty Moores training will not take place on Monday 3rd August.
Enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend!

We will see you back on Monday 10th August. New players are always welcome.

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Championship Fixtures 2020

Ticket Allocation

Due to the current Government Guidelines there will only be 200 people, including players and officials, allowed at this weekend’s Club Championship Fixture between Moorefield and Carbury. A limited amount of tickets have been allocated to Moorefield. The Club Executive have prioritised the extended Senior Football panel of players and management. There will be a draw for the remaining tickets that will take place on Thursday 30th July at 8pm. If you wish to enter the draw please contact Fergal Harrington (087-9047863) by 6pm on Thursday. Tickets will only be allocated to fully paid adult members and are non-transferable.

Senior Football Championship

2020 Joe Mallon Renault Senior Football Championship Group B

Round 1

Saturday 1st August

Moorefield 2-20 v Carbury 1-6

Venue: St Conleth’s Park, 6pm

 

Round 2

Saturday 15th August

Moorefield v Maynooth

Venue: St Conleth’s Park, 3pm


Round 3

Moorefield v Raheens

 

Senior Hurling Championship

2020 Haven Hire Intermediate Hurling Championship
Round 1

Thursday 13th August

Moorefield v Naas

Venue: Naas, 7.30pm

 

Round 2

Tuesday 18th August

Moorefield v Kilcock

Venue: Moorefield, 7.15pm

 

 

Round 3
Moorefield v Coill Dubh

 

Ladies Football Championship

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Moorefield Tribute to Jim McDermott

Moorefield Tribute to Jim McDermott

8.10.1935 – 21.7. 2020

The passing of Jim McDermott at his Páirc Mhuire home in the early hours of Tuesday 21 July breaks one of the few remaining links in the chain of that great history-making Moorefield team of the late 1950s and early ‘60s which brought great honour to the club; Jim was a central figure in the achievements which set the standard for all future Moorefield teams to emulate.

The club history records that “1962 was a watershed in the history of the club. From its humble beginnings in John Kelly’s cottage on Moorefield Road in 1882, ultimate honours had never been achieved” but the dream was achieved eighty years later when the men of ’62 won the Senator Cummins Cup, albeit on 12 May 1963. 

Jim McDermott, wearing the number four jersey, was one of the giants of that team; his contribution to the success of the Moores was inestimable. He was lauded in the Leinster Leader report on the final as one of the ‘most noted in the Moorefield defence’. And he was praised as best of the fullback line in the semi-final win over Kilcock – that in a third replay.

Like many of his colleagues, Jim began his career in the early 1950s at a time when there were very few opportunities to play competitive football. In 1956 he lined out at centerfield for Moorefield when they lost the county intermediate final replay against Kilcullen.

His reputation as a solid defender grew and he progressed quickly to the senior team winning three Leader Cup finals in a row – the last team in the county to do so – in 1958, ’59 and ’60. And those successes paved the way for ultimate glory with the 1962 championship win.

As well as his distinguished playing career, Jim played his part off the field serving in many roles over his lifetime – selector, mentor, committee member and fundraiser. One of his undoubted talents was to spot young, and even very young, players with potential to make the grade in the Moorefield jersey and to advise selectors accordingly.

He took great pleasure in seeing many of his children and grandchildren contribute to the running of the club. In his later years nothing gave him more satisfaction than seeing many of his grandchildren continue the family tradition and making the grade in the green and white jersey, including county and provincial success at senior level.

Jim was a loyal and trusted foreman in the carpet division of Irish Ropes where he worked for 42 years – and it was there that he met his future wife, Ann. He was a member of the Ropes football team, most of whom were county players, which took part in inter-factory competitions and he also played in several tournaments with Moorefield.

Jim McDermott will be missed by all Moorefield people, especially by those of his playing days, but most of all by his wife Ann, his sons and daughters James, Thomas, John, Paul, Michael, Colette, Karen and David, as well as his extended family and friends.

Despite the Coronavirus restrictions, the very large attendance at his funeral was testament to the huge respect in which Jim McDermott was held. It is said that if, when a good man dies, he gets a guard of honour befitting his status in the community. But when a hearse bearing his coffin is flanked by a guard of honour of former players and members of the Moorefield Executive Committee, and a second guard of honour of almost all of the Moorefield senior team lines up on the Naas Road as the funeral cortege approaches St Conleth’s Parish Church, and dozens more people are already there, then you know that a great  man has passed on to his eternal reward – just 11 days short of the 60th wedding anniversary of Jim and Ann who were married in the same church on 3 August 1960.

Paying tribute to Jim, Club chairperson, Mick Moloney, said, “Jim McDermott will be missed by all Moorefield people, especially by those of his own playing days, but most of all by his wife Ann, his sons and daughters James, Thomas, John, Paul, Michael, Colette, Karen and David, as well as his extended family and friends, to whom, on behalf of the club, I extend our deepest sympathy on their sad loss.

Jim represented the true spirit of Moorefield and helped the club rise to the top in Kildare football after a very long and lean period. His determination, skill and strength as a defender ensured that any opposing forward had to work very hard to gain an advantage.

May the example of his life and his commitment to Moorefield continue to inspire all those who knew and loved Jim McDermott, a family man, a loyal worker and a wonderful lifelong Moorefield person. May he rest in peace”.

 

 

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Club Draw 2020

Tickets for the 2020 Kildare GAA Club Draw are now on sale.

4 monthly draws with 16 prizes to be won each month.
Tickets €100 (€25 per month)
The first draw takes place Saturday 12th September.

1st Prize Renault Clio or €12,000

2nd Prize €3,000

3rd Prize €1,000

4th Prize €1,000

5th Prize €500

6th Prize €500

7th-16th Prize €100

For ticket information contact:
Christine 087-1323281
Martin 087-6786345
Kieran 087-7999924

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Relay For Life 2020

Relay for Life bags will be on sale this Saturday from 11.00am -12.00pm.

This year each team will display candle bags on Saturday 8th August and hold their own relay.

Team Moorefield’s relay will take place at 9.15pm at Moorefield GAA.

** Please support this great cause. **

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Golf Classic 2020

This year’s Golf Classic will take place on Friday 14th August. To enter a team please contact Mark Sexton, 086-1427512

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Hurling Sponsor

Thanks to Mark Masterson, The Partnering Group for their generous sponsorship of jerseys for our Senior Hurling team and tops for the management. Their support is greatly appreciated.
Best of luck to the hurling team and management in their upcoming league and championship.

http://www.thepartneringgroup.com/

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Alan Kavanagh Fundraiser & Cheque Presentation

Today Alan’s wife Eileen and children Scott, Amy and Jamie presented a cheque for €25,985.56 to Doctor Power’s Clinic in Mercy Hospital, Cork City where Alan was being treated. There was also a presentation of €5,000 to Monaleen cancer support group in Limerick where Alan and his family live. Well done to the organisers of the Alan Kavanagh Fundraiser and to everyone who supported this great cause. A lot of good came out of an unbelievably sad situation.

 

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