Killeagh GAA Club News

15 April, 2013

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C April 15th 2013

Club Lotto Results;
The latest club lotto numbers were drawn on Tuesday April 9th. Numbers were 17, 26, 27 and 29.
There was no jackpot winner this week and the jackpot for next draw will be €4200.
The following were lucky dip winners in this weeks draw; Mike and Trish Landers, Isabella Mc Carthy, Isabella Scully and Aoife Parsons
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 hurlers played a Red FM Cork Senior league match away to Na Piarsaigh on Thursday last, April 11th. Fielding their strongest available team on the night, they lost the game by eleven points with Na Piarsaigh scoring 2-20 to Killeagh’s 2-09. First half conditions for the game were ideal with Na Piarsaigh being the sharper of the two teams in this half of the game. They led at the interval by ten points with the score at 2-09 to 0-05. As the rain came in for the second half, Killeagh made a few changes and it paid immediate dividends with substitute Shane Smiddy scoring a vital goal early on. Na Piarsaigh continued to dominate the game and although Killeagh added another goal through Andy Walsh, it was never going to be enough. Killeagh scored 2-05 in the second half but Na Piarsaigh, scoring eleven points, won out on the final score of 2-20 to 2-09. The result now leaves Killeagh with two wins, a draw and three losses from six league games and they are currently in fifth place in the Red FM Cork Senior Hurling League table.
Our junior hurling group had a challenge game against Whitechurch last Wednesday evening. It was a very entertaining match and proved to be an excellent workout for both teams. The players played very well throughout but unfortunately lost the game by three points, Killeagh 2-12 Whitechurch 2-15. Great to see Martin Barry and Sean Crowley make their seasonal debut and also get on the score sheet. Whitechurch GAA club thanked the Killeagh players and mentors for turning up for the challenge game with such large numbers.

Our junior hurlers play a Div 2 league match on Wednesday April 17th against St. Ita’s in Killeagh at 7pm.
Our junior ‘b’ footballers play Aghada in a league fixture away on Tuesday evening, April 16th, with the throw in at 8pm.
Our junior ‘a’ footballers play Carrig Na Bhfear in a league fixture away on Saturday evening, April 27th, with the throw in at 7pm.
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 15th 2013


Minor Hurling;
Killeagh/Itas 4-12 Sars 2-20.Our second league match of the year saw us make the trip up to Riverstown on Friday night last to play Sarsfields. There was no wind and with the sun shining a good game of hurling was in store. It was our lads who started off the better of the two teams but after 15 minutes the scores were level 1-2 to 0-5. Ian O’Brien scored our goal which was very well worked. Shane Smiddy won the breaking ball and fed Gary Leahy, who passed inside to Brendan Delaney. Brendan then laid off to Ian who finished into the corner of the net. We didn’t play as good in the next quarter as Sars dominated leaving the scores 2-13 to 1-3 at halftime.
Our lads produced a brilliant second half display as we recovered from 13 points down. Some great long-range scores from Dan Landers, Eoghan Keniry and Matthew Murphy including 3 goals from Ian O’Brien (2) and Eric Murphy brought it back to a one point game. Ian scored his second goal from a 20-metre free and won another breaking ball to finish to the corner. A great run from Eoghan Keniry set up Eric Murphy who put a well-placed shot passed the Sars keeper for the fourth time. A late point from Sars left the scores 4-12 to 2-20 at the final whistle. A great performance from the lads leaves us in good condition for our upcoming Championship match against Glen Rovers April 23rd.
Team: C Walsh, J Farrelly, B McCarthy, D Cahill, C Cusack, S McCarthy, A Morrison, M Murphy, M Coleman, D Smiddy, E Keniry, B Delaney, G Leahy, I O’Brien, S Smiddy.
Subs Used: D O’Brien, D Landers, E Murphy, C Broderick.

Under 16 hurling: Killeagh/Itas 2-10 Carrigtwohill 4-16Our Under 16 hurlers officially commenced their league season with this fixture but unfortunately lost out to Carrigtwohill Tuesday night last. We did not play well in the first 15 minutes but then went on to score 1-5 before the interval to leave the scores 1-8 to 1-5 in favour of Carrigtwohill at halftime with Dan Landers scoring a goal from a 20-metre free.
A much better second half display from our lads led to the sides being level with 10 minutes left in the half with 2-10 a piece with Dan Landers bagging his second goal with a carbon-copy of the first. Carrigtwohill stepped up the intensity levels with their fitness appearing to be slightly better than ours, as they ran in 2-6 with less than 10 minutes left in the match. A promising display from Killeagh/Itas allows us with something to look forward to for the rest of the year.
Killeagh/Itas; D Cusack, K Fennelly, C Broderick, K Cantillon, E Barron, D O’Brien, J O’Rourke, K Murphy, C Ryan-Hyde, J Merkushev, D Landers, S Desmond, C Deane, P Delaney, C Coughlan.
Subs Used; E Fitzgibbon, A Walsh, L Fogarty, F Smiddy, E Treacy, D Ogbebor.

Fé 14 Rebel Óg  Killeagh-Ita’s 6-8, Youghal 2-9
A local derby on a beautiful evening on Thursday last saw our boys take the two league points and the bragging rights, but not without a scare from a spirited Youghal team. We started well with some nice points from Richie Long and Keane Budds, and a free from Sean Walsh, before Adrian Galvin rattled the net for the first time. Youghal got off the mark with a goal of their own which probably should have been prevented, before Mark O’Callaghan got a nice touch to a high ball to raise another green flag for us. Youghal kept the ball moving and added a further 1-2 in a three minute spell, during which time Adrian Galvin added his second goal. This flurry of scores left the score at 3-4 to 2-2 in our favour at half time. In the second half, points were traded early on before a third goal from Adrian and further points from Keane and Sean left us 4-7 to 2-3 ahead after 40 minutes. We seemed to slip from fifth gear into reverse, however, and the Youghal boys rattled over 5 points in a row over the next eight minutes to leave us sweating a bit. For the second time in a week, Keane Budds proved the match winner, with his move to the forwards giving him a return of 2-1 in 4 minutes, which helped us to get over the line.
Team: Shane Kearney, Daragh Geary, Jamie Clifford, James Kent, Barry Motherway, Daniel Hickey, Dylan Hogan, Padraig Leahy, Keane Kelly Budds (2-3), Fionn McDonnell, Sean Walsh (0-3), Richie Long (0-2), Mark O’Callaghan (1-0), Adrian Galvin (3-0), Andrew Foley. Subs: Daniel Lucey, Liam McCarthy, Olin Hennessy, Kieran Daly, Jack Wyse.
Unfortunately for our Under 14’s, Saturday’s Féile Hurling Blitz in shocking weather conditions did not go our way, with narrow defeats to Fermoy and Erins Own (both games we could have won), followed by an eight point defeat to group winners Douglas. Daniel Hickey and James Kent played excellently all through, but we had some below-par performances from some others, perhaps excusable given the atrocious weather. Friday night’s trip to Cobh offers a chance for redemption for us!

Fé 12 Iomáint  Killeagh-Ita’s 3-1, Sliabh Rua 5-3
A sluggish start cost us dearly when Sliabh Rua came to visit Páirc Uí Chinnéide on Friday evening last. Unfortunately we were second to nearly every ball in the first 10 minutes, by which stage Sliabh Rua had scored 2-2, and we had hardly moved the ball beyond the half way line. From here on, we battled very well, fought for every ball, and kept the score even for the remainder of the game. Ryan McCarthy scored our first goal just after half time, which was quickly cancelled out, while a long free from Robert Sinclair also ended up in the net. Dara Motherway scored a nice point while Danny Cunningham let fly on the ground to score a fine third goal for us, but these scores were matched by goals at the other end for Sliabh Rua. A very good game then, played wholeheartedly by both teams, but we need to concentrate from the first whistle to the last!
Team: Owen Cosgrove, Daniel Lucey, Cian McDonald, George Sinclair, Patrick Barry, Robert Sinclair (1-0), Cathal Fitzgibbon, Olan Broderick, Richie Landers, Tommy Noonan, Dara Motherway (0-1), David Kelly, Aaron O’Connell, Ryan McCarthy (1-0), Darragh O’Connor, Liam Hoogstad, Paul Delaney, Danny Cunningham (1-0) and Jonathan Guerin.

Fé 11 Iomáint  Killeagh-Ita’s 7-1, Youghal 5-1
Our Under 11 hurlers played Youghal in the opening Rebel Óg Eastern League game of 2013 in Páirc Uí Chinnéide on Friday evening. With former “Hurler of the Year” Michael Fennelly an interested spectator, this was a very exciting game, with great scores by both teams, and plenty perspiration from the players and even one or two of the mentors as well! Ag deireadh an chluiche, bhí an bua ag Cilliath-Ide, 7-1 to 5-1. Well done to both teams!

Fé 9/10 Peil
Our Under 9 and Under 10 footballers headed to Bushy Park, home of Brickey Rangers, outside Dungarvan on Saturday last for a 4-team blitz, involving Briskeys, Naomh Bríd, St. Catherine’s and ourselves. We had two teams, with Johnny Brenner and Declan Fogarty taking charge. In inclement weather, our boys took to the big ball like ducks to water, and got some great scores and showed their skill. The early season work done by Johnny, Declan, Adrian and Peter has clearly paid off, as these boys just love their football! Next up is a football blitz in Carrigtwohill next Saturday.

Best wishes to all our young 5th and 6th class parishioners who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop William Crean on Thursday 18th in Killeagh Church.