Killeagh GAA Club News

12 March, 2013

Club Lotto Results;
The latest club lotto numbers were drawn on Tuesday March 5th. Numbers were 1, 20, 22 and 27.
There was no jackpot winner this week and the jackpot for next draw will be €3200
The following were lucky dip winners in this weeks draw; Donnacha McCarthy, P Mac Sweeney, Alfie Foley and Kathleen Coleman.
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 opened their League campaign with a home fixture against Midleton on Saturday evening last, March 9th. It was a nice evening and the crowd were treated to an enjoyable game under lights with some well-taken scores and good individual performances. Midleton started the game at a fast pace with good passing and running into space but Killeagh put up a good defence and both teams traded points and were very much on a par with each other in the opening half. With the score at 0-06 to 0-04 in favour of Midleton, Andy Walsh scored the games only goal after about 20 minutes for Killeagh. Both teams continued to match each other and retired at half-time on level scores of 1-07 to 0-10. The second half was littered with frees on both sides and again there was little between the teams. Killeagh looked to have gained victory until a lack of concentration allowed the unmarked Conor Lehane to strike the equalising point deep in injury time and the game finished on a score of 1-14 to 0-17. Scorers for Killeagh were J. Deane 7pts (6 frees), A. Walsh 1-03pts, P.O’Neill 0-02pts (1 free), P Carroll and A. Keniry 0-01pt each. 

Our junior hurling teams’ first match in Division 1 of the Avondhu/Imokilly Hurling League away to Kilshannig was called off on Sunday morning last due to a flooded pitch.

Our junior footballers played two league matches in succession last week. They played Aghada on Monday night and played Mallow on Tuesday night, both matches under lights in Killeagh on our sand-based pitch as part of their Avondhu/Imokilly Junior Football League Section 1 fixtures.
The first match against Aghada was a good free flowing game of football and was a great example of a team game. Both sets of players worked hard for their team with some good passing moves and players also willing to run into space to give support. Joe Deane had a brilliant game for Killeagh and was well supported throughout the game by his teammates with Tadhg O’Connor contributing 1-03 to the Killeagh score.
Their second game was also a good game but was a much more physical and tighter affair. As in the first game our lads played well for each other and dug deep to secure a second successive victory. The management team were delighted with the effort and hard work the lads have shown to date.
Results: Glenbower Rovers 1-15 Aghada 1-05, Glenbower Rovers 2-05 Mallow 0-07. 

Our senior hurling team continue their Cork Senior Hurling League campaign on Saturday next, March 16th, against Newtownshandrum. The match is in Newtown with a throw-in at 5pm.

Our junior A hurling team play a Division 1 league game on Sunday March 17th. They play Carrig Na Bhfear in Killeagh and the throw-in is scheduled for 11.30am.

Please come and support your teams.

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 Golf society has the following details for their first outing this coming season. The outing will take place on Sunday, March 24th at Youghal Golf Club. The tee-times will be from 12 noon to 1.40pm. Guests are welcome and all tee-times and further information are available from Captain, Ray Rochford, on 0872330054

Killeagh-Ita’s Juvenile GAA Notes
Week beginning March 11th 2013
Under-16 Football
Killeagh-Itas 1-9 St Colman’s 2-9
Our u16 footballers played the second league match of 2013 against newly-formed St. Colman’s on Thursday night last in Killeagh. Although missing some of our regular players through injury, our revised team put in a good performance overall and lost out by a solitary goal. In poor conditions Killeagh-Itas enjoyed a good first half as we scored an impressive 1-6 to lead by 3 points at halftime. Pádraig Delaney scored the only goal for us and some good defending kept Colman’s to just 1-3 in the opening 30 minutes.
St Colman’s started off the better of the two sides after the break as they turned the deficit around with the aid of a slight wind. We didn’t play as well as we are capable of playing and suffered the consequences as Colman’s secured the win on a scoreline of 2-9 to 1-9
Team: D Cusack, L Fogarty, C Broderick, C Coughlan, E Fitzgibbon, D Landers, J O’Rourke, C Ryan-Hyde, E Barron, K Cantillon, D O’Brien, C Deane, A Walsh, P Delaney, E Treacy.
Subs Used: K Kelly-Budds

Minor Football
Killeagh-Itas 3-4 Carrigaline 3-17
Our second league match of the year saw us make the trip up to Carrigaline on Tuesday night last missing several key players. In poor conditions we played into the wind for the opening half, which was dominated by Carrigaline. They played a fast-flowing hand-passing game which paid dividends as they lead 2-12 to 1-1 at the interval. Shane Smiddy scored our only goal which was expertly dispatched into the bottom corner.
After some inspirational words at halftime from Niall, Philip and Tim our performance improved as we attacked with more conviction as well as defending well as a unit. We held Carrigaline to 1-5 in the second half while we scored 2-3. A quick free from Ian O’Brien allowed Conor Cusack to raise the green flag while some great team play opened the way for Ian O’Brien to score our third and final goal. On the night we were beaten by the better team but some promising displays allows us to have something to build on for the next day.
Team: C Walsh, C Broderick, B McCarthy, E O’Connor, J Farrelly, D Cahill, G Leahy, D O’Brien, D Smiddy, S Smiddy, C Cusack, B Delaney, P Delaney, I O’Brien, E Murphy

Fé 12 Peil   Killeagh-Ita’s v Cobh
Our Under 12 footballers played their first home games of the season in Páirc Uí Chinnéide on Saturday last, when we welcomed Cobh. In the Premier 2 League format, each club brings two teams of 9, 10 or 11 players, and our numbers were even at 19 players each on Saturday. One of the matches was even also, with our team putting up a very strong performance to push a very strong Cobh team all the way. It was a real score-fest, with Cobh eventually winning by 9-5 to 7-4. In the other game, unfortunately, our boys were comprehensively outplayed and outscored, with only a solitary goal in reply. Much work to be done then, on the training ground, but more importantly, at home. Get out the football, slíotar and hurley, boys, and get kicking and pucking!

Fé 12’s Heading for Páirc Ui Rinn
On Saturday evening next (March 16th), our Under 12 boys have been invited to play in Páirc Uí Rinn, at half time in the National Hurling League Cork v Clare match. The fixture is a double-header, with Cork footballers playing Donegal (All-Ireland Champions) at 5.00 p.m., and Cork hurlers playing Clare at 7.00 p.m. Our exhibition game is against Blackrock and will take place at 7.40 p.m. approx. Best of luck boys – enjoy the experience of playing in front of a crowd of thousands!

It was a day to remember for our former Killeagh-Ita’s player and current St. Ita’s player and double Fitzgibbon Cup winner Seamie Harnedy, as he made his league debut for Cork Senior Hurlers on Sunday in a wet and cold Fraher Field against Waterford. Any divided loyalties for proud dad and Déise supporter Seán?? If there were, he would surely have been pleased with the result with the spoils being divided. Hopefully we will see Seamie in many more games this year representing the Blood and Bandage!