Killeagh GAA Club News

22 May, 2013

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C May 20th 2013
Club Lotto Results;
The latest club lotto numbers were drawn on Tuesday May 14th. Numbers were 13, 24, 26 and 29.
There was no jackpot winner this week and the jackpot for next draw will be €5200.
The following were lucky dip winners in this weeks draw; Denis O’Sullivan, Jim Sexton, Jack Keniry and Peter O’Leary
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. Replica club jerseys in all sizes in stock are now on special offer at only €25 each. 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. Tickets, priced at €20, are now on sale and are available for purchase from Killeagh GAA Club Committee members, from Inch Rovers Ladies Football and from Killeagh Camogie Club. Top prize on offer on the night for the winning numbers combination is a whopping €1000. Please support.

Our senior hurlers continued with their Red FM Cork Senior Hurling League fixtures with a home game against Douglas on Weds night last, May 15th. They shared the spoils on a final score of Killeagh 1-13 to Douglas 2-10. Playing against a very strong wind in the first half we got off to a nightmare start when Douglas went a goal up after forty seconds. From then on for the remainder of the half it was always going to be an uphill struggle but once we settled down, we gradually got back into the game. With Patrick (Pob) O’Brien and Dinny Walsh playing well under constant pressure from Douglas, we retired at half-time trailing by that nightmare goal on a score of 0-06 to 1-06. The second half started almost the same as the first when Douglas scored a fortuitous goal early on to keep our men under pressure but we fought back well and never relented on effort or commitment. We were still six points down with just ten minutes to go and were rewarded for that effort and commitment by earning a draw. Philip O’Neill scored a rasper of a goal from a twenty metre free after the industrious Andy Walsh was cruelly taken down when heading for the Douglas goalmouth. Shane Scully also played well in the Killeagh goal on the night.
The seniors also played Erins Own on Sunday 19th in a Red FM Cork Senior League fixture. It was Erins Own who knocked Killeagh out of last year’s Championship so it was always going to be interesting when comparing the two teams on this occasion. It was a very exciting and entertaining match with plenty of goals and superb points. Killeagh won the game on a final score of 5-12 to 1-17. Killeagh got off to a great start when Andy Walsh struck the first goal for Killeagh. The teams traded points with each other until Michael Byrne latched on to a long ball from a free to score his first and Killeagh’s second goal of the match. Erins Own replied with a goal of their own from a 20 metre free. Killeagh scored another goal before half-time through Sean Long leaving the score at the interval Killeagh 3-07 to Erins Own 1-07. Erins Own got off to a better start in the second half which saw them get back into the game. They picked off some nice points and it was nearly twelve minutes before Killeagh scored which was a point through John O’Connor. Killeagh remained in control as Andy Walsh broke through the defence and passed to Sean Long for him to score his second and Killeagh’s fourth goal. Michael Byrne scored a bullet of a goal for Killeagh late on to leave the final score Killeagh 5-12 to Erins Own 1-17. It was a great team performance by Killeagh and they were delighted with the return of injured players to the squad. They now look forward to the first round of this years Championship where they play Blackrock on June 1st in Midleton at 7.30pm.
Our junior hurling squad were very quiet this week as their only fixture was cancelled. The game against Shanballymore will be rescheduled for a later date.
Our junior hurling squad have the following Division One fixtures to play:
Friday May 24th at 7.45pm home to Ballyhooley
Div 2 game versus Cloyne on Monday May 20th in Cloyne 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.
Outings 2013:
The society has their next outing at Lismore Golf Club, Co. Waterford. It will be held on Thursday May 23rd with tee times from 2pm. Please contact current Captain, Mr. Ray Rochford for time sheet and further details of this outing. Guests are welcome to play.

Killeagh-Ita’s Juvenile GAA Notes
Week beginning May 20th 2013
U-16 Hurling
Our Under16 hurlers played Imokilly in a match on Tuesday night last, May 14th. This was a challenge game and was for non-exam students in the squad. We saw a great performance by the lads which saw them winning on a scoreline of 4-12 to 2-11. David Ogbebor pitched in with 3 goals and Cathal Deane played very well in full-forward. A great win for the lads.

U10’s have a busy week

Our Under 10 boys had an extremely busy week, with games on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. Youghal visited Páirc Uí Chinnéide on Tuesday evening for hurling, with both clubs fielding two teams who changed over after the first twenty minute game. Our boys hurled really well, with eight-year-old Colm Leahy leading the charge for his team. On Wednesday evening we travelled to Ballynoe to play St. Catherine’s in football (same format) where we saw great skill from both our teams as they continued to impress with their football. Ben Budds, Dale McMahon and Evan Lane were among those who gave a mighty effort on Wednesday. Then on Saturday morning Páirc Uí Chinnéide was buzzing as no fewer than 16 teams arrived to take part in the opening U10 hurling blitz of 2013. Once again Sean Crowley, Cork GDA, was the maestro pulling all the strings to make sure that everything ran smoothly, and it was a beautiful sunny morning, which improved the disposition of all present. Ursula and her team were very busy doling out teas, coffees and cold drinks to all ages, while mams, dads and others cheered, clapped and nattered on the sidelines. We had just one team in this blitz as First Communions in Killeagh and elsewhere reduced our numbers to eleven. However, the eleven we had performed admirably, with Padraig Mackey, Colm Treacy and Aaron Fitzgibbon among others impressive in our victories over Kiltha Óg, Midleton and Youghal.  Once again we say well done to all our Under 9 and Under 10 boys who are showing great promise at this early stage in their career.

Under 11’s are also busy
Anything the U10’s can do the U11’s can do as well, so these boys also had no less than three days out this week. On Monday May 13th we played Carrigtwohill in football in Killeagh. We had a full panel of 16 players togged to play. Killeagh won playing super football on a scoreline of 6-4 to 2-2. It was a great display all around the field. Scorers: Ciarán Leahy, Ben O'Connor, Paul Kent, Ciarán O'Rourke. On Friday May 17th, we played a hurling game against Fermoy in Killeagh. Killeagh won a fantastic game of hurling on a score of 5-5 to 2-3. Both teams served up a super game of hurling with great skill and effort on a night when the rain was a constant threat. Scorers: Ciarán Leahy, Ben O'Connor, Paul Kent, Ciarán O'Rourke. On Sunday afternoon it was back to football as we played Kiltha Óg in Killeagh. This was a close game with our neighbours coming out on top this time.  Now it’s time to take a breather!
U11 Panel: Ben Jennings, Tony McCarthy, Brian Murphy, Daniel Doherty, Christian Coughlan, Robbie Treacy, Darragh Buckley, David Collins, Ciarán O'Rourke, Ciarán Leahy, Ben O'Connor, Paul Kent, Ryan Farquhar, Remi Bernard, Pádraig Landers, David Scully.


Under 8’s are raring to go
Next Saturday it’s the turn of our 2005 and 2006 boys to keep the flag flying as Páirc Uí Chinnéide prepares to welcome 26 teams of Under 8’s to Killeagh for the first hurling blitz of the season. Having done well in the opening football blitz in Castlemartyr two weeks ago we hope that we’ll have another good morning next week.

Fé 14 Iomáint Castlelyons 2-16 Killeagh-Ita’s 0-11
No joy for Under 14 hurlers as they finished their league campaign with a defeat away to Castlelyons on Thursday evening. This was far from our best performance and meant that we finished the league with two wins and three defeats. Fionn McDonnell played well in goals but we struggled throughout the field to reproduce the type of performance we had given against St. Colman’s in the previous round. Championship against Tracton is only a few weeks away so we need to try to rediscover our form in time for this game.