Killeagh GAA Club News

25 March, 2013

Club Lotto Results;
The latest club lotto numbers were drawn on Tuesday March 19th. Numbers were 6, 14, 19 and 20.
There was no jackpot winner this week and the jackpot for next draw will be €3600
The following were lucky dip winners in this weeks draw; Mags Long, Conor Cronin, Chris Roche and Geraldine Cronin
The Club Lotto Draw takes place each Tuesday night and many thanks to all for supporting our club lotto.

East Cork Junior Football Championship
A launch night for the Michael O’Connor Motor Factors sponsored East Cork Junior ‘A’ Football Championship was held in our complex on Friday night last, March 22, 2013. There was a large crowd present on the night as members of the executive committee of the East Cork Board as well as delegates and representatives from all clubs in East Cork attended the launch. The event was a photo launch of the competition and present on the night were long-term sponsor, Michael O’Connor and was held in Killeagh as Glenbower Rovers are the present holders of this trophy and title. East Cork Board Chairman, Richard Fitzgerald and current Killeagh Chairman, Kieran Scully also contributed to the night’s proceedings. The launch was doubled up with a medal presentation to Imokillys U-14 and U-15 hurlers. Killeagh-Ita’s had Killian Treacy and Kevin Murphy on the U-14 and Daniel Landers and Dara O’Brien on the U-15 teams and they were presented with their medals by Cork Senior Hurler, Paudie O’Sullivan.  Both events were held in the main indoor hall of the clubhouse and afterwards everybody retired upstairs to avail of the refreshments provided. Great praise was heaped on Killeagh GAA Club by the visitors who were both delighted and envious of the wonderful facilities available to, and provided by, Killeagh GAA Club. The event was a tremendous success for our club and Chairman, Kieran Scully, expressed the clubs’ indebtedness to all the volunteers for the evening who helped with the car-parking duties, preparing the complex for the event and with serving refreshments and especially to JJ Fennelly and Staff who provided the food for the occasion. Fixtures for the draw are now available on Killeagh GAA Club website, on East Cork GAA website and also in local press.  

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 hurlers played Ballinahassig in a Senior League fixture on Sunday last, March 24th. It was their third outing in the league with a draw and a loss to date and the team were eager to come away with a win. They lined out with eight players having played a match the previous evening among their ranks. Playing in the first half with the aid of a very strong wind, our lads got down to business and played very much to their potential, picking out good passing that was rewarded with some nice scores. Chief among this example of good teamwork was our first goal. It came from good solid teamwork and good passing between Joe Deane and Michael Byrne which led to Michael scoring a fine goal. Unfortunately for us, Ballinahassig replied with a goal of their own very quickly to leave the half-time score at 1-07 to 1-02 in our favour. The second half required a good performance from our lads if a victory was to be secured and this they did in fine style despite playing against the very strong wind. Although scores were scarce they battled hard and never gave up the fight. They scored their second goal through Mike Fitzgerald who came on to a breaking ball and pulled first time to drive the ball to the net. Getting a couple of points led to the all-important win on a score of 2-09 to 2-08. They now have three points on the league table with a win, draw and a loss from the three games to date. Victory secured in a very tight contest as the lads gave a very much improved performance on their previous encounter with Newtownshandrum which greatly impressed their sideline management team. The lads play their next league match on April 3rd against St. Finbarrs.

The Killeagh GAA Junior ‘A’ hurlers played a rearranged league fixture against Kilshannig last Wednesday evening, March 20th. The original fixture was postponed due to poor weather and this game was played in Mallow. We played and beat Kilshannig last year in our run to the county final so a year older and wiser should have been the action for the day. Not so for the first ten minutes as we got off to a nightmare start. Trailing by 2-02 to 0-03 after ten minutes had the normally reserved management team fearing the worst. After some positional switches and players getting to grips with the task in hand we slowly but surely started to gain control and by half time we were in front by two points on a score of 1-07 to 2-02. The second half was a completely different affair as the lads played to their strengths and overwhelmed their opponents for the duration. The skills of hooking and blocking as shown in previous games were again displayed with fervour by our players and this led to some well-taken scores. Killeagh emerged the victors at the final whistle on a scoreline of 2-14 to 2-03. Whilst the whole team performed well overall, stand-out performances by Ger Collins and Padraic Carroll were noted by the mentors. They have two points on the table from two games having won one and lost one.

Our junior ‘A’ hurling team continued their fixtures in Division 1 of the Avondhu/Imokilly Hurling League with a match against neighbours Castlemartyr. The game was played on Saturday last, March 23rd in Castlemartyr. Playing with a strong wind in the first half the lads played very well and picked off some nice scores and led at half-time on a score of 1-08 to 0-02. The second half was a totally different exercise. Although the lads tried very hard they were no match for the Lawton Brothers (fresh from Fitzgibbon Cup victory) who controlled the second half and were also aided by the strong wind. Although losing the game, (2-14 to 1-12) the mentors were encouraged by the team’s efforts which they felt was much better than was shown in their previous game against Carrignavar. They remain with two points on the table from three games. 

This weekend sees our junior ‘A’ footballers in action in the first round of the junior football championship. They open the defence of their title against Fr.ONeills in a repeat of last years final. The game is due to be played on Sunday March 31st with the throw-in at 8pm.
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 Society’s first outing took place in Youghal Golf Club on Sunday last, March 24th. There was a great turnout for the day despite the bitterly cold wind as fifty golfers took to the tee-boxes on Youghal’s fine course. Main sponsors of the days outing was O’Mahony’s Bar, Killeagh and the presentation of prizes took place there on Sunday night. In a well-rehearsed first speech as Society captain, Ray Rochford began by complimenting Youghal Golf Club and its hard working staff for the use of their fine course and clubhouse facilities on the day. He thanked all those for taking part in the outing and especially the large attendance at the evening’s prize giving function in O’Mahony’s as well as congratulating the winners on the day. He paid tribute to O’Mahony’s for their previous and continued generous sponsorship of the society’s outings. Results for the outing were:
1st Place: Ger Fitzgibbon with 39 points
2nd Place: Ger Ahern with 38 points (B9)
3rd Place: Ray Rochford with 38Points (B9)
Best Gross: Marion Sweeney with 28 Points
5th Place: Kevin Conlon with 38 Points

Killeagh-Ita’s Juvenile GAA Notes

Week beginning March 25th 2013

Fé 12 Peil  Killeagh-Ita’s v Aghada
Our Under 12 footballers headed to Rostellan on Sunday evening to play Aghada in Round 3 of the Rebel Óg Fé 12 Football League. We had a full complement of players from which to pick our two teams, apart from Karl O’Toole was unable to play due to illness. In Game 1 our boys did everything but score, hitting the crossbar, forcing great saves from the Aghada keeper and kicking lots of wides, while Aghada were more efficient in front of goals and won by 5-8 to 0-0, led by their talisman Diarmuid Phelan (remember the name!), although our boys did play much better in the second half. In Game 2 we fared better, with strong performances throughout the field and fine scores giving us a 3-4 to 3-1 win, with Ryan McCarthy scoring the crucial winning goal. Next up we head to Midleton on Thursday 28th for more football.
Team 1: Patrick Barry, Owen Cosgrove, Danny Cunningham, Paul Delaney, Richie Landers, Oisin McCarthy, Cian McDonald, Dara Motherway, Tommy Noonan Darragh O'Connor and Robert Sinclair
Team 2: Olan Broderick, Peter Buckley, Cathal Fitzgibbon, Jonathan Guerin, Liam Hoogstad, David Kelly, Daniel Lucey, Ryan McCarthy, Aaron O'Connell and George Sinclair

Fé 14 Iomáint  Killeagh-Ita’s 2-5 Lismore 1-3
With the Rebel Óg U14 hurling league due to commence in early April, our new management team of Richie Brennan, Ken Budds, Tadhg O’Connor and David Meade were anxious to get a pre-season challenge game to assess if work done in the training sessions of recent weeks could be transferred to a match situation. Luckily our Déise colleagues in Lismore were in a similar situation so the game, played on Sunday morning last, proved mutually beneficial to both teams. We had an almost complete squad (missing three of our Under 13s) while Lismore were also short quite a number of their squad. Páirc Uí Chinnéide’s main pitch was in fantastic condition given the recent deluges, and Paudie Kearney was our reiteoir. It was a bitterly cold day so it was difficult for players to catch and control the slíotar and to strike it cleanly, but our boys showed great enthusiasm and effort from the first whistle to the last. We got off to a flyer with an early goal from Fionn McDonnell, and Sean Walsh added another fine goal midway through the half. Shane Kearney made some brilliant saves on a day when it was very challenging to be the cúl báire, and all our team showed great determination in chasing every ball and in harrying, blocking and hooking their opponents at every opportunity. Our star performers were Jamie Landers at centre back and Keane Kelly Budds at midfield who appeared to be everywhere, and who led by example all through. At half time we led by 2-2 to 1-3, and when we turned to play with the wind in the second half we hope to add to our score. We did add three points and were unlucky with some goal chances, and also kept Lismore scoreless for the second half, so at the end of the hour, we finished winners on a scoreline of 2-5 to 1-3. Well done boys, keep up the good work!
Team: Shane Kearney, Darragh Geary, Jamie Clifford, James Kent, Barry Motherway, Jamie Landers, Richie Long, Fionn McDonnell, Keane Kelly Budds, Padraig Leahy, Daniel Hickey, Adrian Galvin, Jack Wyse, Sean Walsh, Kieran Daly, Mark O’Callaghan, Andrew Foley.