Killeagh GAA Club News

27 May, 2013

Club Lotto Results;
The latest club lotto numbers were drawn on Tuesday May 21st. Numbers were 6, 13, 14 and 24.
There was no jackpot winner this week and the jackpot for next draw will be €5400.
The following were lucky dip winners in this weeks draw; Ann Deane, Pat Kirby, JJ Fennelly and Donie Fitzgerald.
The Club Lotto Draw takes place each Tuesday night and many thanks to all for supporting our club lotto.

As the welcome stretch in the evenings continues as well as the good weather our GAA grounds are a very busy place on most evenings especially on Tuesday’s. As a safety precaution, a trial traffic/parking control was implemented on the evening of Tuesday May 21st and was a tremendous success. This was due to the cooperation of all who observed the new system and Killeagh GAA Club would like to thank all concerned. We would ask that all visitors to our playing pitches observe the new signs in place around the complex whenever they visit.

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 junior hurling squad played a number of games last week. First up was a JHL Division 2 match versus Cloyne in Cloyne. While losing the game on a score of 4-11 to 1-12 management were delighted with the effort and commitment shown by the depleted squad.  It was an enjoyable game with plenty of good scores by both sides and both teams played very well. They were on a par with their opponents for most of the match and being denied the luxury of a few subs they conceded late goals to Cloyne.
The squad also played a JHL Div 1 tie against Ballyhooly on Friday night last, May 24th in Killeagh. It was a tough game and Killeagh came out tops in the end on a scoreline of 0-17 to 0-12. Killeagh had early scores through Shane Scully and Tadhg Crotty but allowed Ballyhooly to score some fine points also. Ballyhooly edged a few points ahead before half-time but Killeagh dug deep to claw back to within one point at the break on a score of 0-09 to 0-08 in favour of Ballyhooly. In the second half, Killeagh gained control and with good solid work in all areas, they pulled away from their rivals. Good scores from the forward line of Shane Smiddy and Johnny Rohan and Shane Scully helped Killeagh in their quest for victory. Their defence was also in top form when questioned time and again by Ballyhooly and the midfielders also contributed well to the cause. Introducing subs at critical times in the game also helped to maintain dominance and gain a welcome victory which gives us a chance to avoid relegation and continue in this division next season.
Glenbower Rovers played our first home fixture of the 2013 East Cork Division 4 Football league with a game against Lisgoold on Wednesday night. We welcomed some new faces to the team both young and not young and started the game with confidence after winning the toss and playing with a strong breeze on a nice evening for football.

We started well, dominating the game but unfortunately we did not take full advantage of the elements and the chances of scores which they presented. While we did finish the half with a lead of 6pts to 3pts, thanks to well taken points from Colin Cunningham, Kevin Lane and Tadhg O'Connor, we also ended the half reduced to 14 players, after one of the players was sent to the line.
We knew we faced an uphill battle as we started the second half, a man down and facing the strong breeze. But disaster struck when we conceded a soft goal and point and found ourselves down a point early in the second half. However after a few positional changes and some improved play from all the team, with the backs beginning to dominate and midfield and forwards working selflessly, we took control of the game. Australia bound Donal Mac Auley banging in two goals followed quickly by more goals from young Brendan Delaney, Kevin Lane and Colin Cunningham. The hard working Tadhg O’Connor also chipped in with a superb point from a near impossible angle.
We finished the game on a winning score line of 5-7 to 1-7. All present were delighted to have watched a good game of football, where Glenbower Rovers played some excellent passages of football in the second half. We now look forward to the rest of the league and the upcoming championship in September.

Cork Senior Hurling Championship 2013:
Killeagh play Blackrock in their first round match in Midleton on Saturday June 1st with the throw-in at 7.30pm
Junior hurlers have a division 1 game on June 12th versus Shanballymore.

Please come and support your teams.

Championship Draws:
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.
There was a very popular winner of the recent outing in Lismore Golf Club. Mr. Tom Fitzgerald returned a score of 36 points to claim victory. There was a great turnout for the outing and also for the presentation of prizes which was held in Kennedys Bar, Killeagh. Captain Ray Rochford congratulated Tom on his maiden victory with the society and complimented Lismore on a well presented course and facilities. He also thanked the main sponsor of the outing, Fitzgibbons Garage, Killeagh for their generous sponsorship.
The results: Winner Tom Fitzgerald          – 36 pts
                                 Ann Rochford           – 35pts
                                 Malcolm Mc Carthy – 34pts
                   Gross     Ger Ahern                 – 24pts
                   Visitor   Jack Ahern                – 39pts
The Society and Killeagh GAA Club would like to extend milestone birthday wishes to Mr Malachy Mc Carthy who was 70 years young on 23rd May.

Outings 2013:
The societies’ next outing will be the Captains Prize, presented by Ray Rochford. It will be held on Saturday June 15th in West Waterford Golf and Country Club. 
Please note that second round of Matchplay competition must be completed before this date.
Killeagh-Ita’s Juvenile GAA Notes
Week beginning May 27th 2013
Summer Camp is coming!
Kelloggs Cúl Camp is just around the corner! From July 8th to 11th boys and girls between 6 and 12 will converge on Páirc Uí Chinnéide for our Annual Cúl Camp where the skills of hurling and football will be practiced and developed in a fun way every day. Details and application forms will be distributed through the schools this week – please return as soon as possible to secure your place, or alternatively you can book online at 
U10’s do well in Ballyduff
Our Under 10 hurlers went to Ballyduff on Saturday for their prestigious annual invitational tournament. We qualified for the finals which will be played next Saturday after super performances in the qualifying group. With comfortable victories over Fermoy and Cois Bríd we faced Clonea in the final game to decide the group. After a poor first half the lads pulled out a great second spell but just lost out. We qualify as best placed second with a score difference of +28 points. Well done lads and best of luck in the knockout next weekend.

Under 8’s have a great day at hurling blitz
Killeagh-Ita’s Under 8 hurling teams competed in their first hurling blitz of the year at Páirc Uí Chinnéide on Saturday morning, where our two teams entered the 7-a-side competition and each played 3 games. The place was rocking, with no less than 34 teams participating. We saw excellent performances from all who participated, with a very high standard of ground hurling on display. Parents and children enjoyed a wonderful day and the weather was extremely kind to us. Thanks once again to Sean Crowley for overseeing a great morning of sport and fun!

Fé 14 Iomáint
Our Under 14 hurlers prepared for forthcoming championship against Tracton (June 13th in Passage) with a friendly against St. Catherine’s on Sunday morning. Minus three of our regular starting fifteen, Under 12 players Cathal Fitzgibbon, Ryan McCarthy and Dara Motherway were all promoted to start the game. We were under the cosh in the first half as the wind gave St. Catherine’s an unassailable lead although we did get some good scores in the second half with Sean Walsh, Keane Budds, Adrian Galvin and Richie Long among the scorers. More work to be done, then, before championship comes around.

Minor Hurling;
Our minors returned to action on Sunday morning last against Blackrock. We made the trip up and on an excellent playing surface Blackrock took the lead with a point before Brendan Delaney’s shot rattled the net. The teams exchanged points for the rest of the half and the sides were level 1-8 each at the break. Some forced changes in the second half improved our performance even more with some well taken points putting us in the lead. Eoghan Keniry scored our second goal but Blackrock kicked on in the last 10 minutes and went on to win by 3 points on a scoreline of 3-16 to 2-16.
Team; C Walsh, A Morrison, B McCarthy, E O’Connor, D Cahill, S McCarthy, J Farrelly, M Murphy, C Cusack, E Keniry, D O’Brien, S Smiddy, E Murphy, G Leahy, B Delaney. Subs Used; D Landers, B Murphy.

Under 16 Hurling;
Our Under16 hurlers played another non-exam challenge match against Cois Bride from Waterford on Tuesday night last. A great performance from the lads and in the end lost out by 3 points. A good free flowing game of hurling left the scores 2-18 to 2-15 with Darragh O’Brien and Killian Treacy scoring the goals. A great challenge for the lads and plenty more exciting performances to come from this group.