Killeagh GAA Club News

08 April, 2013

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C April 8th 2013

Club Sponsor:
Killeagh GAA Club is delighted to announce that Absolute Homes are to be the main sponsor of our adult hurling and football club. The club would like to thank both Conor and Imelda McNamara of Absolute Homes for their sponsorship with the club for the next three years. Conor and family are valued members and supporters of the club and also help out in a playing and coaching capacity at the club. Club Chairman Kieran Scully was delighted to announce the acquisition of the new sponsor adding ‘’…It is a great boost for our club to have a sponsorship deal for the next three years and that the sponsor is a successful business from within our community. The club would also like to thank all our sponsors and encourages its members to continue to support all our generous sponsors whenever possible’’ 

Club Lotto Results;
The latest club lotto numbers were drawn on Tuesday March 26th. Numbers were 18, 20, 21 and 30.
There was no jackpot winner this week and the jackpot for next draw will be €4000.
The following were lucky dip winners in this weeks draw; Ann Deane, David and Bridget O’Keefe, Donna Hennessy and C Higgins.
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. Jerseys, shorts, training clothing, etc. are all available in club colours for all ages. Please support your club by purchasing from the club shop.

Our senior hurling team played two fixtures in the Red FM Cork Senior Hurling League this past week. First up was the match versus St. Finbarrs which was played on Wednesday night last in front of a good-sized attendance in Killeagh. After a beautiful day weather-wise, the evening climate was a bitterly cold one but this did not deter the players from serving up a decent game of hurling. From the throw-in, both teams battled hard for every ball but it was St. Finbarrs who reaped the rewards. They were first to score with a point from play and added three more before Killeagh got on the board. Finbarrs were 0-05 to 0-01 after 20 mins with the Killeagh score from P.O’Neill who scored from play. From there to half-time, Barrs scored a goal and four points to Killeagh’s no score to go in at half-time with a commanding 1-09 to 0-01 lead. Killeagh started the second half with some positional changes and seemed to be turning the tide but still managed to concede the first score of the half. They replied quickly with a point from play from Brendan Barry. They had their second from a free inside ten mins from P.O’Neill but conceded a free to give Finbarrs another score. At this point in the game, Killeagh were continuing the hard work and it seemed to be paying off when first they had a point from John O’Connor and, coming on as a substitute, a goal from 17 year-old senior debutant Shane Smiddy without reply. Adding another point through a Kieran Lane free after about twenty five mins gave Killeagh some hope but St. Finbarrs replied almost immediately with a scrambled goal and added another point late on to finish the game on a score of 2-12 to Killeagh’s 1-05. This result leaves Killeagh with a win, a draw and two defeats from four games

Their second match of the week saw them play Ballymartle in Riverstick last Saturday evening. On a fine but cold evening our lads came away with a much-needed and deserved victory. Playing with a slight wind in the first half, they upped their performance from their previous game and this time it seemed to pay off as they picked off some nice scores. The whole team were working hard with Jerry Dulea, Joe Deane, Paraic Carroll, Philip O’Neill and Brian Collins contributing points. The teams retired at half-time with Killeagh leading by 0-09 to 0-05. Just after the restart Ballymartle scored a goal and drew level a short time later with a point. It was tit for tat for the teams until Allen Keniry hit the net with about seven minutes to go to nudge Killeagh ahead by two points. Both teams added points before the end and it was Killeagh who won the game on a score of 1-13 to 1-10. Point scorers in the second half were Philip O’ Neill, Brian Collins and two from Sean Long after coming on the field as a second half substitute.  Good performances on the day from Mikey Fitzgerald, Cian Fogarty and again, from Jerry Dulea. That win gives Killeagh two wins, a draw and two losses from five games in the league to date.

Our junior hurlers matched their senior teammates with a busy schedule of their own. They played a challenge game against Dungarvan in Dungarvan on Thursday night last and played a Division 2 league fixture against Russell Rovers on Sunday in Shanagarry. Their first match was a testing encounter and it was great to see a positive response by players young and old when asked to tog for a challenge game. They played very well in all parts of the field and battled hard and fair with their opponents. Their fitness, hooking, blocking, passing and delivery to the forwards was very good throughout and the backline played particularly well overall. However, they did not convert the scoring opportunities that they found themselves in; in fact, the teams were level at half-time with just 0-04 each on the board. They scored two goals in the second half, both by Martin Fitzgerald, and finished the game with a total of 2-05 to their opponents 0-12. Dungarvan GAA Club were thanked for providing the opportunity to play a worthwhile practise game.
They played Russell Rovers in a Division 2 league tie in Shanagarry on Sunday afternoon and unfortunately, were beaten on a scoreline of 2-10 to 1-07. Playing against a strong wind in the first half, Killeagh played very well and went in at the break trailing by just three points with the score at 0-06 to 0-03. It was much the same form in the second half as Killeagh used the wind to close the gap and were level with seven minutes to go on a score of 1-10 to 0-10pts., the goal scored by Shane Scully. Unfortunately, they conceded two late goals to leave the final score at 2-10 to 1-07. Although playing very well in the first half against the strong wind, our lads seemed to tire towards the end of the match as the younger opposition played out for a win. 


Our senior hurlers play Na Piarsaigh in a Red FM Senior League match on Thursday 11th April at 7.30pm at Na Piarsaigh.
Our junior hurlers play a challenge match against Whitechurch in Whitechurch on Wednesday evening at 7pm.
Our junior footballers play an Avondhu/Imokilly JFL Section 1 match against Ballyclough in Ballyclough on Tuesday April 9th at 7.15 pm and play another match in this league on Sunday April 14th against Shanballymore at Shanballymore.

Please come and support your teams.

Championship Draws:
Cork Senior Hurling: Killeagh play Blackrock in their first round match in Midleton on Saturday June 1st with the throw-in at 7.30pm
East Cork Draws:
Junior ‘A’ Hurling- Jamesy Kelleher Cup: Killeagh are drawn against Sarsfields, venue and date to be fixed.
Junior ‘B’ Hurling- Eamonn Fleming Cup: Killeagh are drawn against St. Catherine’s, venue and date to be fixed.
Junior ‘C’ Hurling- Michael Foley Cup: Killeagh play the winners of Castlemartyr/Bride Rovers clash, venue and date to be fixed.
Junior ‘A’ Football- Jim Ryan Cup: Glenbower Rovers played and defeated Fr.O Neills in their first round clash and await their next opponents in a quarter-final game.
Junior ‘B’ Football- Michael Boig Coleman Cup: Glenbower Rovers play Aghada in a preliminary round fixture, venue and date to be fixed.
Under 21 ‘B’ Hurling- Gerry O’Connell 1973: Killeagh are drawn against Fr. O’Neills in a quarter-final clash, venue and date to be fixed.

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.

Our Clubs’ Golf Society have their next outing on Saturday April 27th at Dungarvan Golf Club. Full details of tee-times and bookings are available from current Society Captain, Ray Rochford on 0872330054.

Killeagh-Ita’s Juvenile GAA Notes

Week beginning April 8th 2013


Minor Hurling;
We played our first league fixture for this season in Killeagh on Sunday evening against Midleton. Playing under very poor weather conditions, both teams performed well in an entertaining match. We got off to a good start by scoring the first point from a free by Matthew Murphy. Unfortunately, that was our only score in the first half despite getting into good scoring opportunities and we trailed Midleton by seven points at half-time, when the score was 1-05 to 0-01. Our fortunes changed a little in the second half as we scored two points from Dara O’Brien and Shane Smiddy and hit the net through Gary Leahy but it was not enough to win the game and Midleton ran out winners on a score of 1-12 to 1-03.

Mixed Week for Under 12’s
Fé 12 Peil  Killeagh-Ita’s 0-1, Blarney 4-7
The Blarney boys travelled to Páirc Uí Chinnéide on Wednesday night for our latest Rebel Óg football match. This was a very good game with both sides giving their all – the main difference between the two teams was Blarney’s ability to convert their possession into scores while we, with almost the same amount of possession, found it very difficult to score. Olan Broderick kicked a fine point for us in the second half but unfortunately all our other attempts were either wide (pesky wind), came off the crossbar, or were saved by the Blarney goalkeeper and defenders. Overall, while we didn’t get the win, our effort and commitment were very pleasing.
Team: Aaron O’Connell, Daniel Lucey, Cian McDonald, George Sinclair, Cathal Fitzgibbon, Robert Sinclair, Paul Delaney, Olan Broderick, Liam Hoogstad, Ryan McCarthy, Patrick Barry, Oisin McCarthy, Dara Motherway, Peter Buckley, David Kelly, Darragh O’Connor, Owen Cosgrove.

Fé 12 Iomáint  Killeagh-Ita’s 2-3, Inniscarra 1-4
Our Under 12 boys welcomed another Mid-Cork team just 48 hours later as Inniscarra arrived on a cool, clear Friday evening to play us in our opening Rebel Óg hurling league game. This was a cracking game with great effort and skill, and fine scores interspersed with brilliant defending evident from both teams. Ryan McCarthy got our opening score with a fine goal, and Dara Motherway quickly added a point. Inniscarra got on the score sheet with a goal and two points in the first half, but a second goal from Dara, added to by a point from Darragh O’Connor, gave us a 2-2 to 1-2 half-time lead. In the second half the slíotar flew from end to end, but scores were hard to come by, and Darragh O’Connor’s second point ensured that at the final whistle we held out to win by 2-3 to 1-4. Well done to all the boys but our half back line of Paul Delaney (excellent sidelines), Robert Sinclair (teak tough all through) and Oisin McCarthy (most improved player this week) gave us the platform with which to go forward.
Team: Owen Cosgrove, Daniel Lucey, Karl O’Toole, George Sinclair, Paul Delaney, Robert Sinclair, Oisin McCarthy, Olan Broderick, Dara Motherway (1-1), Patrick Barry, Richie Landers, David Kelly, Liam Hoogstad, Ryan McCarthy (1-0), Darragh O’Connor (0-2) and Tommy Noonan

Fé 14 Iomáint  Killeagh-Ita’s 6-4, Kiltha Óg 3-10
Our opening Rebel Óg Eastern League Hurling fixture was a real cracker, with brilliant scores and non-stop action from start to finish. Scores were hard to come by in the first half, with Kiltha Óg going in to a four point lead after Daniel Hickey was unlucky to hit the post in the first minute, and in truth, we played second fiddle for the first twenty minutes. Richie Long hit our opening score, a fine point from near the sideline, before Keane Budds with a point and goals from Adrian Galvin and Richie Long just before half time gave us a surprising and scarcely-deserved lead ag leath-am of 2-2 to 0-6. In the second half we started slowly once again, with Kiltha scoring 1-1 in the first 8 minutes. Then an astute move by our roighnóirí Richie and Speedy in moving Keane Budds to centre forward paid quick dividends, as he bagged three fine goals and a point in 12 minutes, which, along with another goal from Adrian gave us a 6-4 to 2-9 lead with ten minutes to go. Kiltha Óg were far from finished and replied with a further 1-1, but we held out, with Jamie Landers, Jamie Clifford and Dylan Hogan steadying the ship in the backline. Well done boys, we now have a busy week ahead with Youghal visiting on Thursday evening before we host a Féile Hurling Blitz on Saturday next with Douglas, Blarney, Erins Own and Fermoy due to come to us.
Team: Shane Kearney, Darragh Geary, Dylan Hogan, James Kent, Barry Motherway, Jamie Landers, Jamie Clifford, Daniel Hickey, Keane Kelly Budds (3-2), Ryan McCarthy, Fionn McDonnell, Richie Long (1-2), Olin Hennessy, Adrian Galvin (2-0), Kieran Daly. Sub: Dara Motherway

Membership Due!
We have a small number of juvenile players who have yet to pay their 2013 membership. Please collect a membership form from Ursula in Coleman’s Newsagents and get signed up for the year!

Our minor hurlers play a league match versus Sarsfields on Friday evening, 12th April at 6pm in Glanmire.
Our U-16 hurlers play a league match versus Carrigtwohill on Tuesday night, 9th April, in Carrig at 6.30pm.

Feile Tournament:
Inch Rovers Ladies Football Club held a qualifying section of the girls’ under-age Feile tournament on Sunday last. There was a huge turnout of supporters and teams who were able to enjoy our excellent facilities for the day. Four teams took part in the round-robin qualifier hosted by Inch Rovers. Joining them were Rockbán, Fermoy and eventual winners Glanmire. The home team made full use of two of our three pitches, first-class changing/dressing rooms, comfortable upstairs canteen and vast parking facilities to easily run off the tournament without a hitch. Organisers provided volunteers to assist with car-parking duties, tea-making, refreshments etc and they and their visitors fully respected the facilities at their disposal for the duration. Inch Rovers also qualified for the next phase of the competition and full results and match reports are available from the club. Club Secretary, Tomás Goggin, thanked Killeagh GAA Club for all their help with hosting the tournament and praised and thanked the mentors, parents and all those who volunteered their services to make the event such a success.