Match 1 – Rosary College vs KCS (1-2 to 7-8)
This years under sixteen campaign started out on a beautiful November day in Pearse Park in Crumlin against Rosary College. In what was KCS’s first outing of the year since last years under fourteen competition, KCS put in a huge display to be victors on the day. Every member of the squad contributed at different stages of the match but special mention must go to Jamie Yeates in mid field who had the difficult task of marking Rosary College’s stand out player and did an excellent job. Lennon Meade contributed handsomely on the day with 3-4 from play. The flying Aaron Jacob also got on the score sheet with a great move from half back after linking up with Lee Finneagan. Ali Romeo, Conor Lynch, Eoin Moore, Luke Dempsy and Glen Warner also registered scores for KCS a different stages of the match. The final mention of the day has to go to Nathan O Callaghan in goals/ full back who was like Gandalf in goals “YOU SHALL NOT PASS!”. He pulled off three or four amazing saves that certain goals otherwise. The game was played in a great spirit by both sides and we look forward to the return fixture next year.
Match 2 – Greenhills CS vs KCS (4-7 to 1-4)
KCS’s second day out was on a cold frosty day in Perrystown. It was a difficult day to stay warm let alone play good football. On what proved to be a very testing day for KCS against a quality opposition in Greenhills there were some stand out performances. On their first appearance for the under sixteen gaelic football team Jack Greene and Evan Kavanagh put in some huge hits to the delight of Mr Kevlihan. From looked like a far superior team in strength and height the two lads embodied the true spirit of KCS and stuck a huge challenged up some dominant Greenhill’s player who were having a lot handier time before the two lads entered the fray at half time. As per usual Jamie Yeates put in huge energy throughout and Gavin Byrne never stopped shouting. Hopefully will will get the chance get another go at Grenhills in the lather stages of the competition.
Match 3 – Preliminary Balinteer CS vs KCS (4-4 to 6 -5)
Having qualified second out the group stage KCS had to play a qualifying preliminary match against Balinteer CS for the right to enter the quarter final knock out stages of the competition. This was definitely our closest fought battle to this date as both teams were very evenly matched. Balinteer and KCS traded early scores with Eoin Moore and Lennon Meade registering the first blows for the home team. Luke Dempsy at centre back had a very commanding display and as per usual Jamie Yeates used his tireless energy to wear down an impressive mid field pairing for Balinteer. The goal of the game came in the closing stages fro Cian Dunne who lobbed the keeper from 30 yards out and the ball came down off the underside of the cross bar and crossed the line. Special mention has to go to Aaron Jacob and Gavin Byrne on the day. Gavin stepped into goals with the absence of our normal goal keeper and Aaron had a fantastic game having only days previous being involved in a traffic collision.
Match 4 – Quarter Final St Kevin’s College vs KCS (1-3 to 6-9)
Match day four was KCS’s quarter final outing against St Kevin’s College of Clondalkin. The lads were accompanied by Mr Kevlihan and KCS’s original bad luck charm Mr O Mhaoligh. It what proved to be a fairly one sided equation from five minutes onwards. KCS equipped themselves very well and played some very good football throughout. Conor Lynch ended the day with a fantastic tally of 3-2. Ryan Dunne at corner back put in a very impressive displayed and has shown very good progression over the course of 3 matches for man that clearly blurred the lines between MMA and GAA in the first couple of games. After numerous attempts at trying to score and failing comprehensively, Evan Kavanagh teed up Cian Dunne who kept up he record of a goal a game with a fine left footed finish. Special mention has to go to Craig Daly who become the third person to mind the nets for KCS, in this his debut for the team. Jack Greene really shook his early morning bed brain to be the rock of the full back line. Its was also great to see John Gibbons back in the team after a logistical error prevented him from playing the last day.
Match 5 – Semi Final Kylemore CS vs KCS (yet to be played)