Kildress Crash to a Sean Warnock-Inspired Greencastle

July 1st, 2018 | Uncategorized

Class is always class and Kildress felt the full force of it today when a stellar performance from Sean Warnock, only partly represented by his personal tally of 1-7, helped drive Greencastle to a deserved 3-12 to 1-7 victory at Gortacladdy. Throw into the mix a 1-1 scored with his first two touches by the […]

‘Never-Say-Die’ Again From The Tones

June 17th, 2018 | Uncategorized

Kildress were delighted to rescue a point against an impressive, strong and easy-on-the-eye Tattyreagh team at Gortacladdy today, scoring the game’s last three points to snatch a 2-10 to 0-16 draw that had previously looked a very unlikely outcome. The Tones had started this exciting game, well refereed by Simon Brady, brightly and an Enda […]

A Welcome Revival From Kildress

June 10th, 2018 | Uncategorized

After a few disheartening defeats Kildress showed good spirit and plenty of footballing ability to get back on track with a 1-14 to 2-11 draw with Augher in a highly-entertaining game at Gortacladdy on Friday night past. The Tones got off to the worst possible start by conceding two early goals and another poor outcome […]

No Joy For Kildress

May 27th, 2018 | Uncategorized

Kildress had another ‘nearly-but-not-quite’ Division II League game on Friday night when they fell by 0-11 to 1-12 to a good Moortown team at Gortacladdy. The visitors scored the game’s opening three points but Kildress then rallied well to go ahead by 0-5 to 0-4 before Con Herron, who would notch 1-6, grabbed a goal […]

Fran Sees Cairde Hit The Ton!

May 22nd, 2018 | Uncategorized

Our neighbouring ‘Cookstown 100’ has just been and gone and the past week has now seen our landmark ‘Cairde 100’ reached and passed. There are now 103 people on board with Cairde Chill Dreasa, the fund-raising initiative that’s central to our planned Ionad Pobail Chill Dreasa/Kildress Community Hub at Gortacladdy. Cairde is currently bringing in […]

Tones Claim First Win in Five Games

May 13th, 2018 | Uncategorized

A late Derrytresk goal left Kildress in a bit of a sweat in a game they probably should have won more comfortably as eight second-half wides threatened to cost them dear. Played in good conditions on that wonderful sward at The Hill, this was a good, well-contested game where referee Eugene Hughes let the play […]

Tones and Strabane Entertain in Gortacladdy Draw

May 4th, 2018 | Uncategorized

Kildress and Strabane may both be struggling for form, but they still produced an entertaining 1-12 each draw at Gortacladdy tonight in a game well refereed by Brian McGinn. Kildress, despite playing into the breeze, led by 1-4 to 0-5 at half-time, the returning Philip Lennon their goal-scorer. The wonder however was how Strabane hadn’t […]

‘Tá an Ghaeilge againn arís . . .’

April 30th, 2018 | Uncategorized

In 1841 nearly a third of a million people (330,000) lived in Tyrone and 60% of them spoke Irish. Then came the Famine and with it the destruction of our communities. By 1861 Irish speakers accounted for just 5% of our population (which had in any case fallen by nearly 100,000). But by 2011, a […]

Injuries Continue to Cost Kildress Dear

April 29th, 2018 | Uncategorized

A young and still injury-hit Kildress battled gamely against Loughmacrory in the outstanding venue of Pairc an Locha today but were well beaten by an impressive home team by 2-15 to 1-7. Kildress had their spells in the game, and kicked a costly dozen wides over the hour, but there was no debate but that […]

Injury-Hit Tones Fall to a Very Accurate Eglish

April 22nd, 2018 | Uncategorized

An injury-weakened Kildress were always on the back foot at Eglish today and had the added misfortune to come up against a team which in the first half simply didn’t know how to miss. Apart from a few heroic Kildress block-downs, Eglish’s first 11 attempts at scoring, from all distances and all angles, all sailed […]