Cappagh GAA Club
Cappagh GAA was founded in 1917 over 100 years ago and has been a big part of the local community and the parish of Kilcock and Newtown ever since. The club has seen a period of rapid growth over the last number of years and now has members playing in all four codes, football, hurling, camogie and also ladies football.
The growth in our club has led to the development of the new grounds in Newtown Co. Kildare. This new development was needed to cater for the rapidly multiplying numbers of the club and is now a state of the art facility promoting 4 new dressing rooms, two purpose built female dressing rooms alongside an all-weather sand based pitch and a second full sized pitch and training spaces.
The development of our new grounds would not have been possible without the generous support of all our members and local community. This next venture of Win A House and its proceeds are for the continued finance of our development in line with our development plans. As always Cappagh would like to thank all those that have supported the club over the years and continue to do so.
Carbury GAA Club
Carbury GAA Club was founded in 1925 and is situated in an expanding rural community in the north-west of County Kildare. The catchment area of the club is the parish of Carbury with a population group of approx 5,000. The area has seen a strong increase in population over the past 20 years due to its accessibility to County Dublin.
The club has a long and successful history, winning 11 Kildare county senior football championships and has grown steadily in recent years both in terms of playing numbers and infrastructure. Current membership is 180 adult and 200 juvenile members with Parsontown being the home of its Clubhouse and pitch facilities.The club has grown to become one of the leading senior and underage clubs in the county and also has a very active Ladies club. Carbury GAA provides Gaelic football opportunities for all from four years of age to adulthood, runs successful summer ‘Cul Camps’ and has a vibrant ‘Kindergarten’ model for encouraging smaller boys & girls to become involved.
The Club is at the heart of our community for all age groups and has an excellent partnership in place with local primary and secondary schools. It prides itself on being a family based, inclusive club and welcomes new members of all ages. Our clubhouse facilities are used my many other community groups and we continually strive to develop and improve as a commitment to our members and also, as we head towards celebrating our 100th anniversary in 2025.
Kilcock GAA Club
Kilcock Gaa began life known as the Kilcock O’Connell’s and on the 1st of May 1887, Kilcock Gaa as it became known was one of the first clubs to affiliate under GAA rules just 2 ½ years after the association was founded in Thurles.
Other clubs in the county to affiliate at the same time were Monasterevin, Clane & Carbury. The club has a proud tradition and most notably five senior football championships, junior & intermediate hurling championships, Camogie and ladies football honours. Kilcock is the home of Davy Dalton Jr Award winner in 1997 and Jason Gibbons, winning all-Ireland under 20 player in 2018.
At the beginning, Kilcock played their games in the Banog grounds and after 90 years, moved to Branganstown in 1979. Since then a new clubhouse and grounds have been developed complete with Club bar, sports hall and changing rooms. The facility also has an adult pitch, a juvenile pitch and a training pitch. The club in recent years has seen the continued growth and now has significant numbers of all ages playing in football, hurling, camogie and ladies’ football as one club.
Currently we are in the process of developing two new full-size adult pitches, a juvenile pitch, a skills wall and a new Gym. We also hope to add in the near future all weather playing surfaces, Flood lights for our new pitches and a fully lit walkway around the pitches for recreational purposes and to tarmac our existing carpark.
These developments are required to meet the demand for teams of all codes and ages. The money generated through this draw will greatly benefit the club and its members in helping us to achieve our development plans.
As always none of this history or future developments would be possible without the work and generosity of the local community and as a club we would like to thanks all those involved in the club, its community and all associated with the draw.
Buíochas leat agus dea-ádh.