Killeagh GAA Club News

06 May, 2013

Club Lotto Results;
The latest club lotto numbers were drawn on Tuesday April 30th. Numbers were 4, 17, 24 and 28.
There was no jackpot winner this week and the jackpot for next draw will be €4800.
The following were lucky dip winners in this weeks draw; Joan Collins, Mossy Quirke, Sean Treacy and Fintan McCarthy
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.

Buster Night;
Killeagh GAA Clubs’ annual Buster Night at the Dogs has been fixed for Friday Night June 7th 2013 at Youghal Greyhound Track. Please make a note in your diary of the date and venue and we will have more details closer to the date.

Glenbower Rovers advanced to the semi-finals of the junior ‘A’ Football Championship having triumphed, yet again, over Fr.O’Neills in The Top Field in Youghal on Thursday last, May 2nd. In front of a large crowd, the reigning champions and holders of the Michael O’Connor Motor Factors sponsored trophy came out on top by a tidy ten points on a score of Glenbower Rovers 1-14 to Fr. O’Neills 1-04. The men in green started brightly and had three early points notched up before O’Neills had settled into the game. Disaster for Rovers after only four minutes when full-back Pods Mc Carthy had to retire through injury and was replaced by Padraig Mc Grath. However, O’Neills began to get into the game and started to trouble the Rovers defence and they were rewarded for their efforts with a well taken goal. Rovers themselves eventually found their rhythm and with Kieran Lane triumphing in the middle of the field, Rovers finally took charge of the contest. Excellent points in the opening half through a number of players, namely, John O’Connor, Philip O’Neill and Brian Collins gave them a half-time lead of three points with the score for Glenbower Rovers 0-8 to Fr. O’Neills 1-02. The second half saw some positional changes for Rovers which paid dividends almost immediately. Rovers, now dominating in all areas, picked off scores at ease through Brendan Barry, Joe Deane and John O’Connor and scored a fabulous goal from Limerick man Shay Lyons who was operating at midfield. The defence also kept up the pressure as they restricted Fr. O’Neills to just two points in the second half. Early substitute Mc Grath and team captain Conor Murphy were impressive as was Brian Collins and Seamus Harnedy alongside. Others to come off the bench and play well were Andy Walsh, Ciaran O’Brien and Allen Keniry which shows the depth of talent that Rovers can call on. Glenbower Rovers finished strongly in all areas and won the game on a scoreline of 1-14 to 1-04 to stay on track for a coveted three-in-a-row. They will have to wait a little while yet as Declan Fogartys footballers take a break and give way to Noel O’Connor’s hurlers as they prepare for the tie with Blackrock in the first round of the Championship. Well done to all and we wish Pods McCarthy well in his recovery from injury.
Team: Shane Scully, Timmy Murphy, Padraig Mc Carthy, Jerry Dullea, Conor Murphy, Brian Collins, Cian Fogarty, Kieran Lane, Brendan Barry, Philip O’Neill, Joe Deane, Stephen Murphy, John O’Connor, Shay Lyons, Sean Long.
Subs: Padraig McGrath, Ciaran O’ Brien, Andy Walsh, Seamus Harnedy, Alan Keniry. 

Our junior hurling squad had a great win in Division 2 against Carrigtwohill. The game was played on Friday night last, May 3rd in Carrig and they won on a score of Killeagh 1-17 to Carrigtwohill’s 1-13. Leading by a solitary point at half time, the score being Killeagh 1-10 to Carrig’s 1-09, the lads stood well in the second half to secure the win. There was a big spread of scorers on the night which pleased the management team and they were also impressed by midfield duo, Dylan Coleman and Jerry Kelleher and, also centre-back, Brendan Keniry, who had an excellent game.

Our junior hurling panel started a busy series of Division 1 fixtures for the month of May with a home game on Sunday morning. Killeagh went down to a much stronger Newtownshandrum panel by four points on a scoreline of 1-19 to 1-15. We lost two players to injury during the warm-up which did not help in our pursuit of a victory. Playing very well in the first half against a strengthening wind, Killeagh were on a par with their opponents and matched them on the pitch and scoreboard. Misfortune struck when Newtown scored a fortuitous goal just before half-time and tagged on a number of points for good measure to leave the scores at 1-13 to 0-07. A few positional changes by Killeagh for the second and, helped by the wind, they regained their composure and began to trouble Newtown’s defence. A well taken goal by Paraic Carroll brought Newtown’s lead back into sight and the game was still up for grabs going into the closing stages. Unfortunately, time ran out for Killeagh as Newtown held out for a win in this entertaining encounter by the aforementioned four points. Afterwards, the players were provided with refreshments and well done to Tim Crotty and his team of helpers for organising this.  
Our senior hurling squad play a league game against Douglas in Killeagh on Tuesday May 14th at 7.30pm
Our junior hurling squad have the following Division One fixtures to play:
Wednesday May 15th at 7.45pm away to Shanballymore
Friday May 24th at 7.45pm home to Ballyhooley
They also have a Division 4 game against Russell Rovers in Killeagh on Thursday May 9th at 7.30pm
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 through to semi-finals of the competition.
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.

Golf Classic 2013:
Our major annual fundraiser, The Golf Classic, is now in its 17th year this season and is already underway. It takes place on July 4th, 5th and 6th and will be held at West Waterford Golf and Country Club. Presently, two major sponsors have been secured and they are Burgess Service Station and Abbeylands Nursing Home. Killeagh GAA Club wish to express their gratitude to JJ Fennelly and James Rochford respectively for their valuable sponsorship for this year’s Classic. For more information on the classic and how you can help please contact Ray Rochford on 0872330054 or any of the Classic committee.