The first trophy of the season for Killylough FC has been added by the under 15’s, after a fine performance in a tense final against a strong Drumkill Rovers side. A big well done and thanks to Dermot and Paddy, whose expertise have matched their dedication once more to lead to a third trophy in two seasons. The boys doing the kicking must also be recognized as their talents have achieved once more, so in all a big well done to all involved. Match report and photos available in under 15’s section.
The reserves were overpowered in Belgium Park at the weekend, ending this year’s Sean Woods Cup campaign at the hands of Monaghan Town Reserves. All eyes will be on the first team this weekend though as they seek to add Killylough FC’s name to the Monaghan Cavan Premier Division title winners list for the first time. Please see fixtures for time and venue and support the lads at the final daunting hurdle against 2011 & ’12 winners Drumkill Rovers.
The annual fundraider is on the horizon once more. More Power to your Elbow, Easter Sunday night, Hillgrove Hotel, Monaghan. More details in the coming weeks but for those who want to get in early, tickets are available from committee members.
History On The Horizon for Killylough
One More Game. Drumkill Rovers. Anything but defeat. The last thing that stands between Killylough and winning the first league title to don green and white ribbons for the first time in the clubs history. In black and white it sounds straight forward. Anyone who knows the minefield that is the MCL knows that this is far from the case. There has been no less than 3 different winners in last 4 years, inconveniently, the team Killylough have to overcome to add to that stat, have won 2 of those.
So what does it take to win a league title? A quick look at the table and it will tell you it takes 16 games, 11 wins, 4 draws and only 1 loss scoring 46 goals in the process and conceding just 9 culminating in 37 points, potentially needing 38. But that’s just the facts. It doesn’t tell us about the trainings that started 3 times per week in early August, about the injuries along the way and about the outstanding performances week in, week out, the highs and the lows. A campaign that began in earnest on September 22nd with a 4-0 win over Monaghan Town, can finish this weekend with anything other than a loss against Drumkill.
Let’s show our support for the lads, History is most definitely on the Horizon.