KUFC Play final in EDP

The Kinvara Over 35s team play the Galway Over 35’s ‘B’ Final this coming Tuesday 19th July, in EAMONN DEACY PARK, ko is 7.15pm.

Every player who plays in Galway should be allowed to “dream of playing a final in EAMONN DEACY PARK sometime”, well that dream has happened for this team… please support.

Team pictured below at the semi-final win versus Colga on penalties.

Score was 3-3 in normal time, 4-4 after extra time, and decided on penalties 5-3.

Penalties scored by Kieran Cullinane, Martin Gill, Nigel Conneely, Allen Moran, and winning penalty scored by Vinnie Jordan.

Paul Canning saved Colga’s fourth penalty.

kinvara united ger ryan

Season 2016-2017

Dates for the upcoming season have been announced by the Galway FA


  1. Junior League Fixtures; Weekend 27/28 August
  2. Junior Cups; Midweek 30/31 August


  1. Youth Jimmy Sullivan Cup; 27/28 August
  2. Youth League; `Midweek 30/31 August


  1. Underage League; Weekend 3/4 September (evens)
  2. Underage Cup; Midweek 6/7/8 September (evens)
  3. Underage League; 10/11 September (odds)
  4. Underage Cup; 13/14/15 September (odds)

Burren Circle

Charity Cycle in aid of Galway Hospice and KUFC, May 21st 2016.

To Register


Register at iregister.ie – click here for link or press RED button above

Make a donation

If you can’t make the cycle but would like to support the Galway Hospice/KUFC please select an amount and click Donate button below

Burren Circle in aid of Galway Hospice & KUFC
Other Amount:

Route Map

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Burren Circle – 95Km and 25Km Charity Cycle in aid of Galway Hospice & KUFC

Burren Circle RoadSign


Galway Hospice is a voluntary organisation and we are delighted to have the involved this year with the cycle. More information on the great work they do and how important fundraising is to them to the can be found on their Galway Hospice website.




95km cycle starting in Kinvara @ 9am and going uphill to Carran where there will be first water teas/coffees stop. Making our way to lisdoonvarna which will have the main stop in the square of the town for a sandwich and then free wheeling to Ballyvaughan where the final water stop is for home and then eventually arriving back to Kinvara.

25km cycle starts in Kinvara @ 12pm. It’s a relatively flat run starting in Kinvara and going around by the edge of the Burren and returning in Kinvara roughly at the same time as the 95km cyclists. There will be awater stop approx half way where you can stop and hydrate yourself before moving on for home

Burren circle


Registration is open from March 18th.  Registration will remain open until the event capacity is reached. Book early to avoid missing out on the chance to take part. The fee for taking part is E40. This year the cycle is supporting Galway hospice and Kinvara United.


Registration for the Burren circle cycle is available online if you visit www.iregister.ie . If you are registering as a group there is a E5 discount per person (Group of more than 5).

There is also a discount of E5 for early entrants. (Before the 1st of may)

Registration can also be done by mail or in person. Contact Liam on 0851473624.
Johnny on 0860775992 jodea8@gmail.com

• The 95km cycle starts at 9.00am
• The 25km cycle starts at 12noon
• Both cycles start from Kinvara.

There are generally two options for participants to sign on for the event.
The Night Before – Friday 20th May
Mcmahons mace Between 8 pm and 9pm

The Day of the Event. Saturday 21st May
Event sign on starts at 8.00am on the morning of the event. The event office is located at mcmahon mace

What you get:
1. You will receive your hospice t-shirt
2. You will also receive your event identification that you must wear in order to identify you on the day
3. Event map and event safety guidelines

  1. Receive your Burren Circle completion medal

There will be parking available at Mcmahons Mace and St Colmans church


NB: The Burren Circle is not a closed road event and you must adhere to the normal rules of the road.

• Cycling on the route is maximum of two a breast.
• The event is a sportive and not a race and you are responsible for your own safety and the safety of others on the road.
• Your will receive an event map and key safety details at event sign on.
• The routes selected for the Burren circle are generally quiet roads but you will encounter some main road junctions. Be please aware of traffic on all roads.
• Diirectional signs will be placed throughout the route and marshals will be evident throughout the route. Please remember marshals are only there to assist. You must check for oncoming traffic at all junctions
• All participants will be provided with an emergency contact number in the case of an emergency on the route. Please note this is not a number for bike repairs.
• You are responsible for taking part in the event on a safe and suitable bike. Participants are responsible for their own bike maintenance. There is limited mechanical support system will be in place and will sweep throughout the route.
• Please ensure you have spare tubes in the event of a puncture and do not rely on the emergency number for help with changing punctures etc.
• No earphones permitted
• No tri bars permitted



The feed stations for the 95km route are located.

Carron – water stop

Lisdoonvarna – food stop

Ballyvaughan – water stop

We recommend that you also bring your own supply of water and gels


At the half way mark there will be a drink station. We recommend that you also bring your own supply of water gels and food

Ambulances and first aiders will be available all day, should anyone require medical assistance it will be administered in the fastest possible timeframe. Please call the emergency contact number provided on the day for medical emergencies. 

The 95km and 25km routes are marked out with distinctive directional signage

Your bike must be in good working order to cycle either the 95km or 25km routes
– Helmet
– Water bottle (s)
– Spare tubes and a Puncture repair kit
– Mobile phone with credit
– Emergency money & ID
– Energy snacks
– Wind / Rainproof top – Participants must be aware that weather conditions in this area can change and you should bring appropriate clothing to keep warm in any adverse weather.
– Sunblock – we hope you will need plenty of this. 

After you cross the finish line you will receive your well earned 2016  finishers memento.

Showers will be provided at Kinvara GAA Clubhouse.
Please be aware that these facilities have a maximum capacity and you may be in a queue

NO HELMET NO CYCLE – this will be strictly enforced
LEAVE NO TRACE: The event operates under a Leave Non Trace litter policy. Please respect the countryside and its residents and bring home your litter. Please do not litter the area with gel sachets, empty bottles or food wrappings etc.
PUNCTURES Please ensure you can change a puncture and bring spare tubes. It may be some time before support can arrive to a spot where a cyclist may have picked up a puncture so please ensure you can change your own wheel or cycle with someone that will assist you to avoid long delays that will impact on your enjoyment of the day.

We hope you have a great day on what we believe is among the finest cycling routes around set against the backdrop of the Wild Atlantic Way.


Event is sponsored by Mac MAHON OIL 091 637317 / 091 638126 FOR YOUR NEXT ORDER OF HEATING OIL



Calendar 2016

The club calendar is now in it’s sixth year and we thank sincerely all those businesses who have sponsored adverts both this year and in previous years. It is great to see so many players on the calendar, including photos of recent trips to see Ireland play at the AVIVA stadium, Kinvara players play in Eamonn Deacy park, Galway United players coming to Kinvara for fun day and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Kinvara. We have put a lot of work into the pitch recently with lights for winter training, car park and tea/coffee facilities at matches, and we sincerely thank those involved.

The draft calendar can be viewed below and click here for large PDF download.

Please send any errors or last minute changes to Ger@GerRyan.ie by 2pm Wednesday 20th January 2016.

Download large copy KUFC Calendar 2016 – Draft 1

or view below (click on image below for large version to be displayed)

KUFC Calendar 2016 - Draft 1 - Large


Xmas 2015 Tournaments

Everyone loves a game of football just after Christmas. What better way to play than with your friends.

On Saturday St Stephens Day there is a 5-a-side organised by the A’s and B’s teams.

On Sunday 27th December there is a 5-a-side organised by the masters players. The only restriction is that players must be aged 35 or over to play.

Link to St Stephens Day Facebook event

Link to Over 35s Facebook event

Entry fee is €10 to each tournament. Squads of 7 players. Trophies for winners.

Assemble at 10.30 each day, first games kicking off at 11am, finish by 1pm.

KUFC 5-a-side St Stephens Day

KUFC 5-a-side Over 35s


Orders for Christmas 2015




UPDATE! Orders are available for collection Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd from Clare in Market Square Surgery, anytime from 9am-1pm and 2pm-5pm.


Peter Carpenter from Teamsport.ie will be in Kinvara to take orders for Christmas 2015, Merriman Hotel, Sunday 6th December, 1pm – 2pm.
Guaranteed delivery for Christmas.
Great presents for the kids and adults.
All items high quality with Kinvara crest embroidery.
– SOL Training top from €22
– Uhlsport Windbreaker from €30

All items must be paid in full on the day. Service 100% backed by reputable shop Teamsport.ie.
All sizes from age 7 to adult will be available to try on before ordering.
Other products also available, Tee-shirts, Shorts, Socks, Training top.
Kinvara Merchandise Options Teamsport-1

KUFC Orders for Christmas 2015 - Event FB



Fun Day

Fun day for adults and kids. To coincide with “Paul Conneely Memorial 5-a-side Tournament”,

  1. play lifesize snooker table
  2. Fifa 16 on xbox
  3. Penalty shootout

It will also coincide with Ireland playing their quarter final in the Rugby World Cup.

Followed by FAI draw


Ken wins LMS

Kenneth shines above all the others. Kenneth a devout Man Utd fan became a big Liverpool fan for the day on Saturday. Well done Kenneth, take a bow and a cool €500 winnings. Martin Gill get’s a sellers prize to be collected from Liam Kavanagh!