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Under 14 Girls- Wexford U14 Schoolgirls League Premier Division Champions & Deirdre Ronan U14 Wexford League Cup Winners 2023/24

Back to back Double Champions of Wexford!!

Kilkenny United 1-0 Courtown Hibs

A fantastic goal from Aoibhe Meegan ensured the 1-0 victory in the cup final as Kilkenny United Under 14s claimed the Deirdre Ronan Under 14s Wexford League Cup.

Already being crowned Premier Division League Champions, this secured the double for the season. Well done to everyone involved. An incredible achievement in a very competitive league.

Special mention to Kayleigh O'Callaghan who was nominated as player of the game in the cup final. A brilliant performance.

Well done everyone.

Gaynor Cup 2024

6 Kilkenny United WFC Players represented the Wexford Schoolgirls League at the Gaynor Cup 2024 in UL. Kayleigh, Ellie, Claire, Sophia, Kate and Freya represented our club so well, finishing 6th overall.

Well done to the girls and their coaches. Shane Murray and James O'Callaghan also represented the club as manager and goalkeeper coach for the squad. 


Group Stage:

Wexford 1-0 North Tipperary

Wexford 1-1 South Tipperary 

**Wexford top the group and qualify for the cup competition**

Cup Quarter Finals

Wexford 1-1 DDSL (DDSL won 4-2 on penalties)

5th/6th/7th place playoff

Wexford 0-0 Mayo 

Wexford 1-0 Longford

**Wexford finish 6th overall after finishing 2nd in the playoff group**

Under 12 Girls- Kilkenny & District League Shield Finalists

Deen Celtic 1-1 Kilkenny United WFC (AET)- Deen Celtic won 4-2 on penalties

Following what was a tough season for the young Kilkenny squad in the league, we were placed in the shield competition alongside 6 other competitors. We were drawn away to Highview Athletic in the Semi-Finals and came away with a 2-1 victory to set up the Final against Deen Celtic. 

Going in 0-0 at half time it was all to play for in the 2nd half of the final. Kilkenny took the lead in the final through Hayley Hawe. A very well worked goal. Unfortuately Deen Celtic equalised to force extra time. A penalty shootout decided the winner and unfortuately for the Kilkenny Girls it was Deen Celtic who came out on top. 

Massive well done to all involved. An impressive performance overall from a young side. We will most definitely see this squad in more cup finals in years to come!!

Paris Saint Germain Academy v Kilkenny United WFC

Paris Saint Germain v Kilkenny United WFC...

Paris Saint Germain v Kilkenny United WFC...

Wow.. 9 years ago when Kilkenny United was an idea who'd have ever thought statements like this would become a reality?

Our Under 14s squad travelled over to Paris on April 15th ahead of the game. A massive opportunity for this great group of players and our club as a whole.

As a club we were delighted to take on Paris Saint Germain Academy in Paris. This was a huge opportunity for our club and we are extremely grateful to all at PSG Academy for helping us to facilitate this game. It was a massive game for the Girls and our club as a whole and the girls really did the club proud. Well done to all involved. 

This wasn't the only massive opportunity offered to the girls this year as the girls also had to opportunity to take on Arsenal FC, West Ham United, Manchester United, Liverpool, Rotherham United and Stoke City FC this year alone!!

With more plans in the pipeline for 2025, Kilkenny United is the place to be!!

Weekly Round up (W/E of 4/2/2024)

Weekly Round up:

Under 10:

Our Under 10s travelled to the Kells Road on Wednesday evening where they took on Evergreen FC in a number of games. Some great football played by both sides. Well done to all the players and Coaches

Under 12:

Kilkenny United WFC 0-2 Lions AFC

Kilkenny Under 12s Girls Division 1A

Our U10/11 squad took on Lions AFC at home in The Watershed on Saturday morning. In what was always going to be a tough encounter, the Kilkenny girls put in a good performance with some great football played throughout. With our U12 squad being so young, the U12 league is an opportunity for the young squad to learn, try different things out and develop. It is clear to see that competing in this league has been of benefit to the girls when they return to playing at under 10 and 11s. Well done to all involved.

Under 14:

Gorey Rangers 0-3 Kilkenny United WFC

Wexford U14 Premier Division

The Kilkenny girls made the trip to Gorey on Saturday afternoon and came away with all 3 points getting up a 1 point gap at the top of the table with a game in hand. A super footballing display from all involved. Kate Conroy, Kayleigh O'Callaghan and Claire O'Donohoe were the providers of the Kilkenny United WFC goals in an overall impressive display.

Wexford LTC:

On Friday evening Ellie O'Neill, Kayleigh O'Callaghan, Claire O'Donohoe and Kate Conroy played a major part in the Wexford U14 LTC's 3-2 Inter League Shield Quarter Final win against South Tipperary. Kate Conroy got herself on the scoresheet on the night and Kayleigh, Claire and Ellie played a major role in the game on the night. They take on Galway 2 in the semi finals.

The Under 13 Wexford LTC Squad came away 2-0 winners away to the  Midlands this afternoon. Well done to Aoibhe Meegan, Freya Pender and Amy Dwyer who represent Kilkenny United in this squad.

Congratulations to all the players and coaches involved with the Under 13 and 14 squads.

Under 14 SFAI Trophy

Kilkenny United WFC’s Road to the Last 16:

SFAI National Trophy- South East Region

Round 1- New Oak FC 2-12 Kilkenny United WFC
(Kate Conroy (x4), Claire O'Donohoe (x2), Breanna Kelly (x2), Freya Pender , Kayleigh O'Callaghan, Sophia O'Dwyer, Rose Jackson)

Round 2- Kilkenny United 1-0 Curracloe United
(Sophia O'Dwyer)

Round 3- Freebooters AFC 1-3 Kilkenny United WFC
(Sophia O'Dwyer (x2), Kate Conroy)

SFAI National Trophy- National Stage

Round of 32- Glen Magic Soccer FC (Louth) 2-5 Kilkenny United WFC
(Kate Conroy (x2), Ellie O'Neill, Aoibhe Meegan, Claire O'Donohoe)

Round of 16- Kilkenny United WFC 2-0 Deen Celtic FC (Kilkenny)
(Freya Pender, Sophia O'Dwyer)

Quarter Final- Stella Maris FC (Dublin) v Kilkenny United WFC- Friday 22nd March 2024- Dublin Port Stadium, 6pm Kick Off

Kilkenny United WFC Squad: Nihira Desai, Sahasra Ghanta, Rose Jackson, Carly Middleton, Ellie Beth Murphy, Kayleigh O'Callaghan, Claire O'Donohoe, Ellie O'Neill, Kate Conroy, Amy Dwyer, Lauren Kelly, Laura Mahon, Aoibhe Meegan, Sophia O'Dwyer, Amenatou Toure, Freya Pender

Backroom Staff: Shane Murray (Manager), James O’Callaghan (Goalkeeper Coach), Paul Mahon (Coach), Simon Pender (Coach), Oisín Ronan (Public Relations Officer), Keith O’Toole (Communications), Vanessa Murray (Secretary)

2023/24 Season so far

Kilkenny United WFC Under 9's:

The Kilkenny United Under 9's Girls Continue to train twice a week in The Watershed. They had a very good encounter recently against East End United in The Watershed. Some very good football was played by all. It was clear that they were trying to implement some of the new ideas that they learned in training in match play.

Kilkenny United WFC Under 10's:

The Under 10's division was introduced into the Kilkenny League at the beginning of the season. The vast majority of our Under 9's along with their U10 teammates compete in this league. There have been some very good games played so far this season by the Kilkenny United girls against the likes of Thomastown United, Clover United and Evergreen. We look forward to seeing the continuous development of our U10s team in the 2nd half of the season. 

Kilkenny United WFC Under 11's:

The Kilkenny United U11's girls are flying it in the Kilkenny League. Some very impressive displays have been put on so far this season by a very talented group of players. We look forward to the 2nd half of the season and the beginning of the Under 11's Cup in the Kilkenny & District Soccer League. 

Kilkenny United WFC Under 12's:

To give the girls the opportunity to experience some competitive football, we decided to enter a very young team into the Kilkenny & District U12 Girls Soccer League. The squad is vastly made up of 2013/14 and 15 players. Although the results haven't gone their way, the football that they have played against some top teams on a number of occasions has been impressive. It is clear to see how this opportunity benfits the girls when they return to playing U10/11's non-competitive football. We look forward to the post Christmas Break when the division splits into 2 divisions and we can compete against teams of a similar level on a fortnightly basis. 

Kilkenny United WFC Under 13's:

Our U13's currently sit 3rd in the Wexford Schoolgirls League Premier Division with 3 points on the table from 2 games. The girls put in an impressive performance away to Ballindaggin to get the 3 points with goals coming from Aoibhe Meegan, Molly Conroy and Kate Conroy (x2)

Kilkenny United WFC Under 14's:

Our under 14's sit top of the Wexford Schoolgirls League Premier Division with 7 points on the table from a possible 9. A great start to the season picking up vital wins against Curracloe United and New Ross Town and a Draw against Courtown Hibs. The girls have also progressed to the Last 32 of the SFAI National Trophy where they will take on Glen Magic Soccer FC. 

Kilkenny United WFC Under 16's:

Our young Under 16's side remain unbeaten in their division picking up 9 points from a possible 9 with convincing wins against New Ross Celtic, Cushinstown and Wexford Celtic. 

Inter League Squad Representation

Kilkenny United WFC are proud to say that 8 of our players have been selected to represent the Wexford Schoolgirls League for their Inter League campaigns. The following players have been selected following trials for their respective squads:

Wexford Under 13 Inter League Squad:

Freya Pender
Aoibhe Meegan
Amy Dwyer

Wexford Under 14 Inter League Squad:

Claire O'Donohoe

Kate Conroy

Ellie O'Neill

Kayleigh O'Callaghan

Carly Middleton

Well done girls and best of luck from all at Kilkenny United WFC. 

Under 13 Girls Achieve Double Glory!!

Kilkenny United's dream of completing the league and cup double in the Wexford Schoolgirls U13 League Premier Division and Wexford U13 Girls Cup became a reality after they Defeated Courtown Hibs 1-0 in the Final of the Wexford U13's Cup. The only goal of the game came from Kate Conroy.  

A 2-0 win Away to Curracloe United 2 days prior, saw Kilkenny United become U13 Premier Division Champions. Goals came from Sophia O'Dwyer and Kate Conroy. 

An unbelievable achievement for all involved!

Kilkenny United WFC U13's Squad: Nihira Desai, Snowy Ghanta, Rose Jackson, Carly Middleton, Ellie Beth Murphy, Kayleigh O’Callaghan, Claire O’Donohoe, Ellie O’Neill, Kate Conroy, Mia Coogan, Amy Dwyer, Breanna Kelly, Lauren Kelly, Laura Mahon, Aoibhe Meegan, Sophia O’Dwyer, Gráinne McDonald, Freya Pender

Backroom/ Coaching Staff: Shane Murray (Manager), James O'Callaghan (Goalkeeper Coach), Simon Pender (Coach), Paul Mahon (Coach), Oisín Ronan (P.R.O.), Keith O'Toole (Communications)

Under 11 Girls League Champions

Kilkenny United WFC are Wexford Schoolgirls League Under 11's Division 2A Champions!

Congratulations to the players and coaches. You've put in the effort all season and your efforts have paid off. A 2-0 victory against Rosslare Rangers secured the title for Kilkenny United with 4 wins from 4 in the league phase. 

Kilkenny United WFC U11 Girls Squad 2022/23

Gráinne McDonald, Charlene Meagher, Freya Pender, Alice Riedl, Martyna Wrona, Lexi Keating, Mia Dwyer, Rosie Bradley, Orlaith Kearney, Priya Clifford, Lola Dunne, Chaitra Ghanta, Molly Conroy

Under 12 Girls SFAI Trophy 2023

Kilkenny United WFC’s Road to the Final:

SFAI National Trophy- South East Region

Round 1- Highview Athletic 0-4 Kilkenny United WFC

Round 2- Kilkenny United 3-2 Dungarvan United (AET)

SFAI National Trophy- National Stage

Round of 32- Kilkenny United WFC 3-0 Bealnamulla LFC

Round of 16- Kilkenny United WFC 1-1 Wesport United FC (AET)- Kilkenny Win 3-2 on Penalties

Quarter Final- Kilkenny United WFC 4-0 Springfield Ramblers FC

Semi Final- Kilkenny United WFC 2-1 Passage AFC

Final- Kilkenny United WFC 1-3 Home Farm FC 

Kilkenny United WFC Squad: Mia Coogan, Laura Mahon, Amy Dwyer, Sophia O’Dwyer, Aoibhe Meegan, Chloe Collins, Amenatou Toure, Lauren Kelly, Charlene Meagher, Kate Conroy, Freya Pender, Gráinne McDonald, Breanna Kelly, Robyn Kirwan Meagher

Backroom Staff: Shane Murray (Manager), James O’Callaghan (Goalkeeper Coach), Paul Mahon (Coach), Aliyah O’Donoghue (Coach), Simon Pender (Coach), Oisín Ronan (Public Relations Officer), Keith O’Toole (Communications), Vanessa Murray (Secretary)


After visiting Glasgow during our 2023 trip, Kilkenny United WFC look forward to welcoming Celtic FC Coaches over to The Watershed this July for our second camp with Celtic FC Soccer Academy. 

The camp will take place in The Watershed from July 24th to 26th, 1pm to 5pm daily. Limited places still available. Book now! Contact Shane on 0858720027.