Killeagh GAA Club News

22 April, 2013

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C April 22nd 2013

Club Lotto Results;
The latest club lotto numbers were drawn on Tuesday April 16th. Numbers were.
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;
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 junior hurling squad were due to play a Div 2 league match last Wednesday evening, April 17th, against neighbours St. Itas in Killeagh. However, the game fell victim to the weather and was cancelled at short notice as a safety precaution. The squad travelled to Ballygiblin to fulfil a challenge encounter with Ballygiblin on Saturday evening April 20th. They played a very good game and, despite trailing by six points at half-time, they came away with a well deserved draw. Playing against a very strong wind in the first half they had the added disadvantage of being short a number of starters due to logistical problems. Shane Scully scored a terrific goal to add to the teams’ three points and were behind at half time on a score of 1-03 to 0-12. They started the second half with the strong wind at their backs and, with their missing teammates back in the fold, they picked off some nice scores. They restricted their opponents to just four points, prevented them scoring any goal and added ten points to their own first half score to end the match on a score of 1-13 to 0-16. Their hosts, Ballygiblin, thanked them for fulfilling the fixture and provided refreshments after the game. It was a good exercise for our squad and great to see the experienced Mark Landers playing and providing a steadying hand to the team when required. Rumours of the Famous Five taking up orienteering lessons for the Greater Munster area are, to date, without foundation. They just need to listen to the Mentors, both on and off the pitch, a bit more!!
Our junior ‘B’ footballers, Glenbower Rovers, played away to Aghada in Division 4 of the Junior Football League last Tuesday evening, April 16th. This was their first outing of the year and they were disappointed to lose the game. However, the management team was delighted with the effort put in by all players during the game. They got off to a good start in the first half with a goal from Tadhg O' Connor and continued to battle hard and added points through Dave Barry and Kevin O’Connor. However Aghada used the elements to their advantage finishing the half with a scoreline of 2-05 to 1-02. Glenbower Rovers again played well in the second half, having to reshuffle the team due to injuries, but could not bridge the gap. They added three further points to their overall total through Kevin O’Connor, Dinny Walsh and Tadhg O’Connor but it was Aghada who won the game with the final score at 3-08 to 1-05. Despite losing the game, team management were happy with the teams’ overall effort during the game and it was great to see a few old faces back in the Glenbower Rovers colours and the squad are looking forward to the remaining fixtures in this league where they feel they can do well. Well done to all concerned.

Our junior ‘a’ footballers play Carrig Na Bhfear in a league fixture away on Saturday evening, April 27th, with the throw in at 7pm.
Our junior hurling squad play a challenge game against Cappoquin on Thursday 25th April in Killeagh 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.
Our Clubs’ Golf Society has 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.
The Society’s Matchplay competition is almost full with just three places remaining. Anyone interested in taking part should contact Ray or Ger Ahern immediately.

Killeagh-Ita’s Juvenile GAA Notes
Week beginning April 22nd 2013

Get the walking boots on (and take a day off the calorie counting)!
Saturday next April 27th is “Fun Walk” Day for clubs across all of County Cork. All funds raised in the sponsored walk will go directly to the Cork Mercy Hospital and to your Juvenile Club, so please contribute what you can! Perhaps our Confirmation children, taking note of Bishop Crean’s plea on Thursday to donate some of their Confirmation kitty to a worthy charity, might consider this to be just such a good cause.
In Killeagh our walk begins at 11.00 in Páirc Uí Chinnéide and all walkers will head towards Glenbower Wood before returning to Páirc Uí Chinnéide for some well-deserved refreshments. All families with primary school children have received sponsorship cards, and older players have also received cards. If by any chance you haven’t got a card and would like to walk / contribute, please contact Ursula at 087-6292646 for a card. 
One day earlier, another very worthy cause is being promoted with the family of our Uachtarán, Seán Treacy, hosting a coffee morning and cake sale in the Old Thatch between 9.30 and 12.00 on Friday 27th April. This fundraiser is in aid of St. Finbarr’s Rehabilitation Stroke Unit, with all proceeds going towards the purchase of physiotherapy equipment. Please support this very worthy cause also if you can.

Minor Hurling;
These boys played their third league match on Thursday evening last, April 18th when they lined up against Douglas in Killeagh. Under very changeable weather conditions, they played very well throughout and despite losing the game, they can take encouragement from their performance. Douglas started the better of the sides with some very good play. Our lads soon got into the game and a goal from Dan Landers brought the difference to just 3 points. Douglas regained control before two brilliant points from our captain Matthew Murphy left the scores 1-9 to 1-7 at the break in favour of the visitors.
Douglas again played well but our defence held up strong and scores for our visitors were hard to find. Some great frees from Dan Landers kept us in touch and a late goal from Gary Leahy made sure of a nervy finish. Gary won the breaking ball before beating two men and rifling the ball into the top corner. Unfortunately we couldn’t find a way through and lost out by 3 points on a scoreline of 2-12 to 1-18. Our lads put in a fantastic performance and with Championship next Wednesday we feel we are in with a reasonably good chance of progressing to the next round. Our Championship match versus Glen Rovers takes place on Wednesday 24th April in Riverstown at 7pm.
Team; C Walsh, A Morrison, B McCarthy, E O’Connor, J Farrelly, D O’Brien, D Cahill, M Murphy, D Smiddy, B Delaney, M Coleman, D Landers, G Leahy, I O’Brien, S Smiddy.

Under 16 hurling:
Our lads played a league match in Killeagh on Sunday, April 21st against divisional side Duhallow. Both teams served up a great game under favourable conditions. Defending the clubhouse end in the first half, Killeagh were first to score through Dan Landers who went on to score most of the Killeagh scores. Playing at number 14 he was a constant thorn in the visitor’s side scoring 2-02 of Killeagh’s first half tally of 2-05. Kevin Murphy at centre back scored a point from a ’65 and Jack and Killian scored points also. Leading at half time by four points on a score of 2-05 to 1-04 they were looking to go on and win but Duhallow wouldn’t go away. They gradually came back on level terms, picking off some nice points from difficult angles. Taking the lead seemed to force Killeagh into playing better and it was again Dan Landers who scored his and Killeagh’s third goal of the game. Facing into a nail biting last few minutes, Killeagh dropped their guard and allowed Duhallow to score two late goals to win the game, Killeagh 3-08 Duhallow 3-13. The team have now played and lost two games in this league.
Team: D Cusack, E. Fitzgibbon, C Broderick, K Cantillon, E Barron, K Murphy, K Fennelly, J O’Rourke, C Ryan-Hyde, C Deane, P Delaney, S Desmond, J Merkushev, D Landers, K Treacy. Subs Used: A Walsh, E Treacy.

Fé 14 Iomáint  Cobh 3-10, Killeagh-Ita’s 3-3
Our Under 14 hurlers played Cobh in Round 3 of the Rebel Óg league on Friday evening in Cobh. Our performance was a little below par, with Cobh deservedly taking the two points. Richie Long scored 2-1 and Padraig Leahy worked really hard all through i lár na páirce, while it was good to welcome Alec Fitzgerald back into the team. Best wishes to Shane Kearney after another injury – it was heartening to see Jamie Clifford play so well in goals after Shane’s enforced retirement on just ten minutes. Keep up the work boys – championship is only a few weeks away!
Team: Shane Kearney, Daragh Geary, Jamie Landers, James Kent, Barry Motherway, Daniel Hickey, Dylan Hogan, Padraig Leahy, Fionn McDonnell, Keane Kelly Budds, Sean Walsh (0-2), Richie Long (2-1), Andrew Foley, Adrian Galvin (1-0), Jamie Clifford. Subs: Alec Fitzgerald, Olin Hennessy, Kieran Daly, Mark O’Callaghan.

Fé 13 Peil  Passage 4-5, Killeagh-Ita’s 1-2
Unfortunately our Under 13 footballers had a short campaign in this year’s Under 13 football championship as Passage defeated us in the opening round on a miserable, wet evening in Cobh last Monday evening. Barry Motherway and Dylan Hogan played well in defence, while our Under 12 boys Liam Hoogstad, Danny Cunningham, Cian McDonald and Ryan McCarthy also contributed well.
Team: Andrew Foley, Darragh Geary, Barry Motherway, Liam McCarthy, Ryan McCarthy, Dylan Hogan, James Kent, Padraig Leahy, Adrian Galvin, Danny Cunningham, Richie Long, Liam Hoogstad, Kieran Daly, Olin Hennessy, Cian McDonald.
Fé 11 Iomáint  Killeagh-Ita’s 7-1, Youghal 5-1
Our Under 11 hurlers played Youghal in a hurling league game in Killeagh pitch on a rare sunny evening on Friday April 12th. In a highly competitive encounter Killeagh took the lead after ten minutes with two goals taken by Ben O’Connor and Ciaran O’Rourke. Youghal responded well with Danny Dorrian in midfield and Cualann Geary in the backline playing well. The half ended with Ben O’Connor getting a well taken point from midfield.  At half-time time Killeagh were ahead by 2-0 to 3-1. In the second half, three Killeagh goals courtesy of Ciaran Leahy, Paul Kent and Ciaran O’Rourke gave Killeagh a more comfortable cushion but Youghal came back with another two before goals by Ciaran Leahy and Paul Kent effectively decided the outcome which ended on a final score line of 7-1 to 5-1 in favour of Killeagh. A super game of hurling was played by both teams, with great effort from the whole team who showed great spirit and skill -  well done guys!!! A huge thanks to Youghal for their part in a great battle, no doubt we'll meet again! A special thanks to Ger Scully for refereeing the game.           
Team: Brian Murphy, Ben Jennings, David Scully, Robbie Treacy, Daniel Doherty, David Collins,  Padraig Landers, Christian Coughlan, Paul Kent(1-0), Ben O'Connor (1-1), Ciarán O’Rourke (2-0), Ciarán Leahy (3-0),Ryan Farquhar, Remy Bernard, Tony McCarthy.

Fé 10 Peil
There was great excitement in Carrigtwohill on Saturday morning last as 18 teams participated in a Monster U-10 Football Blitz which was very well organised by Cork GDA Sean Crowley and the Carrigtwohill club. Killeagh-Ita’s had two teams, and both played some great football. Team 1 played two different Kiltha Óg teams and Aghada, while Team 2 played Lisgoold, Glanmire and Carrigtwohill. All our boys are showing great interest in the football, and we saw great teamwork, tackling and scoring. Praise to Carrigtwohill club for their efficiency and for the great idea of distributing tables of fruit and water ag an deireadh.
Team 1: Aaron Fitzgibbon, Colm Landers, Jack Flanagan, David Buttimer, Colm Treacy, Daniel Walsh, Conor Meade, Ben Budds, Danny Fitzgerald, Eric Millerick
Team 2: Dale McMahon, Jamie Fogarty, Evan Lane, Padraig Mackey, Callum Martin White, Tommy Morrison, Ben Fogarty, Rory Motherway, Darragh O’Leary.

Note: Four photos attached with this report relate to U-10 Football Blitz