Killeagh GAA Club News

18 February, 2013

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C FEBRUARY 18th 2013

Race Night;

Killeagh GAA Club are hosting a Race Night which will be held in Hickey’s Bar, Mount Uniacke on Saturday 23rd February with a starting time of 9pm. A range of activities will take place on the night including racing, music and much more for you to enjoy. Ticket prices are €20 and a great night’s entertainment is assured for all. This is an important fundraiser for your club and your support would be greatly appreciated.

Club Lotto Results;

The latest club lotto numbers were drawn on Tuesday February 12th. Numbers were 9, 14, 19 and 28.
There was no jackpot winner this week and the jackpot for next draw will be €2600
The following were lucky dip winners in this weeks draw; Christine O’ Riordan, Liam Kelly, Michael Foley and Ray Higgins.
The Club Lotto Draw takes place each Tuesday night and many thanks to all for supporting our club lotto.

TEAMS:

Our senior hurling team play two practice matches this coming weekend. Both matches will be played in Killeagh with a throw-in on Saturday 23rd February at 4pm and throw-in on Sunday 24th February scheduled for 3pm. Please come and support your teams.

Our Junior A hurling team continued their good preparation work with a challenge match against Brickey Rangers on Wednesday night last. Both teams served up a great display under appalling weather on a fine pitch in Killeagh under lights. Good play from both teams was not reflected on the scoreboard with some good scoring chances wasted throughout and at half-time, Killeagh trailed by eight points to two despite some good periods of dominance. The second half went much the same way as the first with both teams playing well despite the worsening weather. Defences on both sides coped well against lively forward lines and, in the end Rangers were victorious on a score line of 1-12 to 0-8. Both sets of management and players enjoyed the workout and on the Killeagh side, it was again great to see the introduction of more minor players and also how well they mixed with the more established players. Also, congratulations to Paraic Carroll who joined our ranks recently and put in a very good performance on his Killeagh debut.  

Our Junior A football team had their first league game in the Avondhu/Imokilly league on Sunday February 17th. They played Ballyhooly in Ballyhooly and put in a good performance to win on a scoreline of 3-7 to 0-7.They started off the match very well and led at half-time by two goals on a score of 2-3 to 3 pts, with goals from Brendan Barry and John O’Connor. Their fine first half display continued in the second half as Kieran O’Brien at centre back, Allen Keniry at wing forward and Joe Deane at full forward played outstanding football. It was a good start to their league campaign and equally good to see a few of the new, younger players coming through at this level. The team’s next match is fixed for Tuesday night, February 26th at 7.30, in Killeagh against Mallow.

In Ladies Football, our club hosted the Tesco sponsored Division 1 League match between Cork and Tyrone on Sunday Feb 17th. On a well presented pitch Cork Ladies blitzed their opponents and, with a strong wind in their favour they led at half time on a score of 2-10 to 0-4. In the second half, Cork maintained their overall superiority and finished up winners on a score of 3-14 to 0-13. In front of a large crowd the Cork team fielded a number of local Inch Rovers players. Sarah Harrington was a substitute, Annie Walsh played very well at midfield and the Cork team was captained by Anne Marie Walsh who gave an outstanding performance at corner back. Well done to all concerned on a red-letter day for our club and its wonderful facilities.


Workshop:

There was an excellent turnout for the workshop presented by Colm Crowley in the club complex on Saturday night. It started with groups of people putting forward positive and negative points about their club within a specified time. From these findings a list of five of the most popular topics were drawn up. The groups were then allocated one topic each and were asked how they would change and improve the issue, if it needed to change, within the club. As each topic was presented it was discussed openly and without prejudice so that the best possible outcome could be achieved for both club and member. Colm then explained that he will now take away these topics for further examination and return within one month with proposals to positively address each topic. In thanking Colm for hosting a very valuable evening, Chairman Kieran Scully said he was delighted with the format used on the night. He commented on the very good ideas that emanated from the discussions and felt that everybody who participated on the night took something positive from the whole exercise. He looked forward to Colm returning very soon with the results of his findings and concluded with a generous round of applause for all concerned. 

Killeagh GAA Golf Society;

President: Mr. Kieran Scully, Captain: Mr. Ray Rochford, Secretary: Mr. Ger Ahern.
Membership fee for 2013 is €30 in addition to GAA Club membership and is now due.
The Society wish to advise that the annual ‘weekend-away outing’ will take place in Killarney this year. Golf will be played in Killeen’s Golf course on Friday 1st March and golf on Saturday 2nd March will be played at the O’Mahoney Golf Course. All are welcome to take part and further information can be obtained from Mr. Ray Rochford on 0872330054.