Killeagh GAA Notes

04 March, 2013

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C March 4th 2013

Club Lotto Results;
The latest club lotto numbers were drawn on Tuesday February 26th. Numbers were 2, 4, 9 and30.
There was no jackpot winner this week and the jackpot for next draw will be €3000
The following were lucky dip winners in this weeks draw; Shane Scully, Michelle Coleman, Alfie Foley and Shane Scully. (Shane changed the old saying: ‘If you’re not in, You can’t win’ to the new: ‘If you’re not in, You can’t win... TWICE’)
The Club Lotto Draw takes place each Tuesday night and many thanks to all for supporting our club lotto.

Club Shop;
The Club shop is open on most Saturday mornings from 10.30am to 11.30am. Special offers for the Month of March are as follows: Adult shorts and socks €25. Juvenile Shorts and Socks are only €20 while stocks last. Also now stocking Green bodywarmers €30 all sizes.

Our senior hurling team completed their preparations ahead of their Cork Senior League campaign with a challenge game in Killeagh last Saturday afternoon. Opposition for this encounter was provided by visiting Wexford side Buffers Alley. A good game was played out on the sand-based pitch. Killeagh gave a good overall performance and used a mix of new and established players as a result of other club fixtures. Team management were pleased with the effort given by all players on the day and now look forward to a busy league campaign.

Our junior hurling team played another challenge match last Thursday night, February 28th. It was a valuable outing for the squad against Ballinora in preparation for a busy forthcoming schedule. As in previous challenge matches, the team worked very hard in all quarters to manufacture good scoring chances for the forward line and won the game on a score of 3-12 to 1-09. The squad welcomed another couple of new players to the junior ranks who performed quite well on the night and good individual performances pleased the teams’ management team. The club look forward to playing for the first time in Division 1 of the Avondhu/Imokilly Hurling League.

Our U21 footballers played their B Championship tie against Fr. O’Neill’s in Copper Alley, Youghal on Saturday afternoon last, March 2nd. They played a very good match and were unlucky in losing out by a solitary goal. In the first half, they played good fast football and were denied vital scores by the woodwork and by brave goalkeeping by the FR. O’Neill’s net minder. They retired at halftime winning on a score of 1-06 to 0-04. Shortly after the restart, O’Neill’s hit the net for their first of two goals and continued to attack the Rovers defence and drew level very quickly. Rovers were reduced to fourteen after ten minutes of the second half and from then on were under constant pressure from the opposition. Failure in front of the goal accounted for the Rovers poor return for the second half and they finished at the full-time whistle on the scoreline of: Fr. O’Neill’s 2-09, Glenbower Rovers 1-09. Team Manager, Declan Fogarty, praised his players for their efforts and noted that fourteen of the starting team will be eligible for this competition next year. Well done to all the players and mentors who gave up their time to train hard and prepare for this match.

Our senior hurling team commence their Cork Senior Hurling League campaign against Midleton on Saturday March 9th in Killeagh at 7pm.
Our junior A hurling team play their first league game on Sunday March 10th. They play away to Kilshannig in Mallow and the throw-in is scheduled for 11am.

Avondhu/Imokilly Junior Football League sees two matches for our Junior footballers this week. They play Aghada on Monday night, March 4th and Mallow on Tuesday night, March 5th. Both matches are in Killeagh with throw-ins timed for 7.30pm.

Please come and support your teams.

The Scór County Finals were held in Eire Óg GAA Hall, Ovens on Saturday March 2nd.  Killeagh had two acts among the finalists in the eight different competitions. In the Instrumental Music section, Niamh Daly, Becky Fitzgerald, Luke McCarthy, Rickey Roche and Aidan Morrison performed very well and finished in 2nd place on the night, beaten by an excellent Buttevant quartet. In the final event of the night, our Tráth Na gCeist (Question Time) team of Denis Barry, Eddie Leahy and Colman Motherway had one of those Larry Goganesque “they didn’t really suit you” evenings as they trailed in third place behind convincing winners Millstreet and runners-up Dripsey. Millstreet’s trio of John Tarrant, Pat Sheehan and Jerry Doody were winning their 16th County Title in a row, so perhaps there’s no disgrace in finishing behind these ‘invincibles’! Thanks to the supporters who travelled to shout on our representatives, and a big thank you to our dedicated Cultural Officer Junior Scully who keeps the Scór flame burning bright year after year, assisted by loyal Scór supporters Lucinda, Carmel and Seán. Maybe next year!!

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 had their annual ‘away weekend’ in Killarney last weekend and it was very well supported. They played golf competitions on Friday and Saturday and held their prize giving in The Randlescourt Hotel on the Saturday Night. Nineteen players competed in Fridays outing and twenty one players competed on Saturday. Society Captain, Mr. Ray Rochford, was delighted with the large attendance for the weekend. He commended the staff at Killeen’s Golf Course for presenting such a fine golf course and facilities for use by the society over the weekend. He also thanked the management and staff at the hotel for the wonderful service provided during their stay. He congratulated all the winners over the two days and especially to eventual winner, Mr. John Keniry. The results for the weekend were:
Overall Result: 1st Place was Mr. John Keniry
                               2nd Place was Mr. Ger Fitzgibbon
                             3rd Place was Mr. Mike Landers
                           Friday’s Winner Peter Gleeson
                          Saturday’s Winner Ger Ahern
The next outing for our Golf Society is in Youghal Golf Club on Sunday March 24th. First Tee Time is at 12 noon. Please contact Ray on 0872330054 for time sheet and guests are welcome.

Killeagh-Ita’s Juvenile GAA Notes
Week beginning March 4th 2013

Fé 18 Hurling   Carrigtwohill 1-19, Killeagh-Ita’s 1-18
Our first minor hurling challenge match of 2013 was against Carrigtwohill on Sunday morning last in Carrigtwohill. With both teams missing injured players it was agreed that we would play 13-a-side. Some great point taking skills were displayed but it was a well worked goal from Gary Leahy that was the difference between the two sides at the interval with the scores in our favour - 1-10 to 0-10. Both teams continued where they left off in the second half, scoring some brilliant points but it was Carrigtwohill who took the bragging rights from this fixture as they came out on top with a one-point victory. However, our lads showed some promising signs and flashes of what to expect for the coming year.  The Championship draw has been made and Glen Rovers stand between us and a place in the next round. This fixture is due to be played in just over two months’ time.

Fé 14 Peil    Killeagh-Ita’s 4-6, Castlelyons 2-4
Our Under 14 footballers continued their topsy-turvy campaign with a second victory following a second defeat, and it is perhaps no accident that both our victories have been at home. Castlelyons were the visitors to Páirc Uí Chinnéide on a cold Sunday morning last, where the number of players easily outnumbered the number of committed supporters on the sideline! We got off to a great start with Padraig Leahy scoring a well-worked goal in the 4th minute, and this was quickly followed by points from Daniel Hickey and Sean Walsh, and a goal from Adrian Galvin. We were well on top throughout this half, albeit aided by a reasonably strong wind, and further scores from Jamie Clifford, Daniel and Keane Kelly Budds gave us a commanding half-time lead of 3-5 to 0-1. However, we failed to maintain our control in the second half as Castlelyons dominated and got rather too close for comfort with some fine scores. We relied on great goalkeeping from Shane O’Driscoll and clever sweeping up from Shane Kearney and Dylan Hogan to avert further leakage. A goal from Jamie Clifford kept the gap wide enough, and a late point from Richie Long, our seventh scorer on the day, meant that we had taken 2 more league points nuair a shéid an reiteoir an fheadóg scoir. This game also marked the debut of Laszlo Csanyi who hopefully will play many more games for Killeagh-Ita’s in the months and years to come.
Team: Shane O’Driscoll, Liam McCarthy, Dylan Hogan, Darragh Geary, Shane Kearney, Jamie Landers, Barry Motherway, Sean Walsh (0-1), Keane Kelly Budds (0-1), Kieran Daly, Daniel Hickey (1-2), Richie Long (0-1), Padraig Leahy (1-0), Adrian Galvin (1-0), Jamie Clifford (1-1), Olin Hennessy, Mark O’Callaghan and Laszlo Csanyi.

Fé 12 Peil   Inniscarra 0-6 Killeagh-Ita’s 2-4
Our Under 12 footballers opened their league campaign away to Inniscarra in Ballanly on Saturday afternoon last. Unfortunately we had a depleted squad due to withdrawals for various reasons which meant that, with a panel of only 14, we were only able to play one game rather than the two that were fixed, and we forfeited the points for the second game. Given our limited training before our first game, bainsiteoir John Irwin was unsure how we would perform. The first half performance then was a pleasant surprise with a fine point from attacking half-back Robert Sinclair, followed by a great team goal finished by another attacking defender Paul Delaney, giving us an early lead. Inniscarra replied with three unanswered points before we got on top again, with Darragh O’Connor scoring a fine goal and Dara Motherway kicking a point to leave us 2-2 to 0-3 ahead at the break. Our teamwork had been excellent throughout this first half with David Kelly very solid in goals and Cathal Fitzgibbon, Richie Landers and Olan Broderick working really well together around the middle of the field. Our performance dipped in the second half and we were lucky that Inniscarra had a few rockets that whizzed just past either post, leaving our goalkeepers (David and Darragh) boasting a clean sheet at the end. Ryan McCarthy kicked two nice points at the start of the second half and while Inniscarra added three further points our backs held out agus ag deireadh an chluiche bhí an bua againn – 2-4 againn, 0-6 ag Inniscarra. Next up for this team we welcome Cobh to Páirc Uí Chinnéide on Saturday 9th @ 3.00 pm, while we will be playing in front of a crowd of over 5,000 on Saturday 16th when we play Blackrock at half-time in the National Hurling League Cork v Clare game in Páirc Uí Rinn. Now that’s something to look forward to!
Team: David Kelly, Daniel Lucey, Owen Cosgrove, Tommy Noonan, Robert Sinclair, Paul Delaney, Cathal Fitzgibbon, Richie Landers, Ryan McCarthy, Dara Motherway, Olan Broderick, Jonathan Guerin, Darragh O’Connor, Oisin McCarthy.