As our Moorefield warriors entered combat with Portlaoise, they had a great tradition behind them, ambition ahead of them. The effort they put in over the past two years has brought untold joy to the people who coached, trained and supported them over many years. They lined out yesterday on very precious ground, ground where huge numbers of men trained, drilled and marched on the British army barrack square, now St Conleth’s Park. Thousands of those men went to the Front in the first World War, never to return alive, Newbridge names like Donnelly, Ryan, Murphy, Reilly, Wilmot, Brennan, Byrne, Daly, Morning, Maher, Martin among them.
Our Moorefield heroes will return to greater glory in 2019.
There is no shame in defeat: In 1910, President Theodore Roosevelt of the United States said: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
Despite the disappointment yesterday, they should be happy in the knowledge that they have brought joy to so many Moorefield men, women and children. Some of the famous 1962 team are ill and unable to attend games. Dozens of former Moorefield players and supporters were listening to KFM during the year, keeping in touch with home and club: Alex Whelan in Sydney, Bill Sex in Canada, Shane ‘Bops’ Origan in China – and many more in far-flung parts of the planet.
Many of our players have served as peacekeepers in foreign lands, bringing hope and life to other nations. They do likewise for us on the playing fields for our great club.
PLAYERS & MANAGEMENT GROUP, you were on hallowed ground yesterday and gave it the respect Moorefield and Newbridge deserve. When you are no longer able to play, you will recall great, glorious days in the green and white. And in 50 or 60 years’ time you will be able to say,
‘We did it for our own people’
Sunday 11th November
AIB Leinster Club Senior Football Quarter Final
Venue: St. Conleth’s Park (1.30)
Moorefield 1-11 vs Portlaoise 1-14
Thanks to the team, management & backroom team for their commitment, dedication & hard work throughout the year.
Not our day today but the team can be proud of their achievements in 2018.
Enjoy the well-deserved break & we look forward to seeing you back in action in 2019.
Once again we would like to thank our members, supporters & sponsors for their continued support to the team.
Sunday 28th October 2018
AIB Leinster Club Senior Football
Venue: TEG Cusack Park (1.30)
Mullingar Shamrocks 1-6 v Moorefield 2-9
Joe Mallon Motors
COUNTY CHAMPIONS 2018!!!!!!
We were delighted to visit the local schools with the Dermot Bourke Cup.
Many thanks for the fantastic hospitality.
We were delighted to visit the great Jim McDermott with the Dermot Bourke Cup in hospital.
Jim is a life long member & supporter of Moorefield & won a senior championship in 1962.
The club would like to send our best wishes to Jim #ClubIsFamily
Be the 16th man in St. Conleth’s Park for the Senior team & management this Sunday🇳🇬
Sunday 21st October
Joe Mallon Motors SFC Final
Moorefield v Athy
Venue: St. Conleth’s Park, 3.30pm
Come support the team & management #Moores2018
Moorefield and Athy County Final Results
Moorefield and Athy, two of the oldest clubs in the county, founded in 1884 and 1887 respectively, have never met in a senior final in the 130-year history of Kildare Senior Football Championships from 1888 to 2017. In total, 124 finals were played – there were no finals in 1893,’94, ’98, ’99 and 1900, and in 1938 Ellistown refused to play neighbours, St Patrick’s from Kildare Town, in the final as ‘They hadn’t the personnel to replace six key players missing through illness’.
Interestingly and coincidentally, Moorefield and Athy have each played in 14 finals, Moorefield winning nine and Athy taking six titles. Twenty-five of those 28 finals were played in Droichead Nua – the exceptions being 1902 in Roseberry, 1926 in Kildare and 1937 in Naas. Since 1958 all finals have been played in ‘Newbridge or Nowhere’ else. And from 1926 onwards, only four finals have not been in Droichead Nua, Naas providing the scene of the action in 1937, ’40, ’52 and ’57.
Due to the re-development of St Conleth’s Park, the 2019 final will not be in Newbridge, and the cry may go out for ‘Athy, and Nowhere else’.
Moorefield’s Record in 14 finals
1902: Clane 4-7 Moorefield 2-3 @ Roseberry, 21 December 1902
1962: Moorefield 2-11 Kilcullen 0-2, 12 May 1963
1965: Carbury 3-12 Moorefield 1-9, 19 September 1965
2000: Moorefield 2-13 Kilcock 2-7, 22 October 2000
2001: Sarsfields 0-10 Moorefield 0-8, 16 September 2001
2002: Moorefield 1-8 Sarsfields 0-7, 13 October 2002
2006: Moorefield 0-10 St Laurence’s 0-9, 1 October 2006
2007: Moorefield 2-9 Sarsfields 0-11, 7 October 2007
2009: St Laurence’s 1-13 Moorefield 0-6, 18 October 2009
2010: Moorefield 0-13 Sarsfields 1-8, 17 October 2010
2013: Moorefield 2-14 Sarsfields 0-13, 13 October 2013
2014: Moorefield (0-16) 1-15 Sarsfields (1-13) 1-6, 26 October 2014
2016: Sarsfields 2-13 Moorefield 0-15, 16 October 2016
2017: Moorefield 0-11 Celbridge 0-9, 15 October 2017
Athy’s record in 14 finals
1923: Naas 2-5 Athy 0-0, 4 May 1924
1926: Caragh 3-4 Athy 3-3 @ Kildare, 27 March 1927
1927: Kildare 2-6 Athy 1-5, 16 October 1927
1933: Athy 2-6 Rathangan 1-4, 12 November 1933
1934: Athy (1-3) 2-6 Raheens (0-6) 1-4, 18 November 1934
1937: Athy 3-6 Sarsfields 1-6 @ Naas, 17 July 1938
1941: Carbury 1-9 Athy 1-6, 14 September 1941
1942: Athy (0-6) 1-6 Carbury (0-6) 0-6, 26 October 1942
1946: Carbury 0-11 Athy 0-7, 13 October 1946
1978: Raheens 3-14 Athy 2-6, 17 September 1978
1987: Athy 2-9 JTB 0-9, 27 September 1987
1995: Clane 3-17 Athy 1-8, 10 September 1995
2011: Athy 2-11 Carbury 2-7, 9 October 2011
2015: Sarsfields 0-17 Athy 1-12, 18 October 2015
The issue to be decided this year is whether the 2017 Leinster champions can make it 10 titles from 15 finals or if Athy can get their seventh from 15.
Monday 15th October
We’re turning the town green & white in support of the senior team & management for this Sunday’s Joe Mallon Motors SFC Final.
Thanks to all our volunteers!
Sunday 14th October
Thanks to Jody Cooke & Hoky Poky for their after training breakfast for the senior team & management this morning & throughout the year, it’s greatly appreciated!
Let’s Fill the Hill in support of our Senior Team🇳🇬
The Senior team take on Athy in the Joe Mallon Motors Senior Championship Final next Sunday 21st October at 3.30pm in St. Conleth’s Park.
The support for the team during the campaign has been fantastic & we look forward to seeing & hearing you in St. Conleth’s Park next Sunday#Moores2018
Sunday 7th October
Joe Mallon Motors Senior Football Championship Semi-Final
Venue: Newbridge, 15.45,
Naas 0-9 vs Moorefield 0-17,
Ref: David Coady
Sunday 23rd September
Senior Football Championship Quarter Final
Venue: St. Conleth’s Park, 15.45
Moorefield 1-17 vs Johnstownbridge 1-9
Saturday 18th August
Senior Football Championship Round 1
Venue: St. Conleth’s Park, 19.00
Moorefield 3-16 vs Raheens 2-11
Ref: Paddy Mc Dermott
Saturday 1st September
Senior Football Championship Round 2
Venue: Manguard Plus COE, 19.00
Moorefield 3-23 vs Clane 0-8
Sunday 9th September
Senior Football Championship Round 3
Venue: Newbridge, 17.30
Moorefield 0-14 vs Johnstownbridge 2-5
Joe Mallon Motors SFC Fixtures
Round 1 Moorefield v Raheens
Round 2 Moorefield v Clane
Round 3 Moorefield v Johnstownbridge
Sunday 6th May
Moorefield 0-22 Carbury 4-8
Venue: St Conleth’s Park, 2.45pm