Killeagh GAA Club News

04 June, 2013

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C June 3rd 2013
Club Lotto Results;
The latest club lotto numbers were drawn on Tuesday May 28th. Numbers were 6, 13, 14 and 24.
There was no jackpot winner this week and the jackpot for next draw will be €5600.
The following were lucky dip winners in this weeks draw; Catherine Harnedy, Ted O’Brien, Eoin Landers and Chrissie Foley.
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.

A great clubman celebrated a milestone birthday this past week. All at Killeagh GAA Club are delighted to wish Mr. Sean Treacy a Happy Birthday. Sean turned 70 on Saturday last, June 1st.

Killeagh 1-16 Blackrock 0-20
The Cork County Senior Hurling Championship Round 1 got under way for Killeagh last Saturday evening where they took on Blackrock on a lovely evening in Páirc Cluain Molt, Midleton. A breath-taking and exhausting match saw Blackrock progress in the Championship with just 1 point to spare over Killeagh.
The first half was slow to get going and Blackrock claimed the first score with a pointed free after five minutes. They were leading by three points after ten minutes, Michael Byrne got Killeagh’s opening score with a point from play, on a scoreline of four points to one. The teams were level after fifteen minutes with the scores at 1-02 to 0-05, with Killeagh’s goal coming courtesy of Joe Deane. More points before half-time for Killeagh through Padraic Carroll, Kieran Lane, Andy Walsh and Joe Deane left Killeagh with 1-06 on the scoreboard but were still four points down on Blackrock’s 0-13 points score.
Killeagh came out all fired up for the start of the second half and Joe Deane added 2 points inside 5 minutes before Sean Long added to their score after 37 minutes of the game played. Sean added another point for Killeagh but they were still down by three points with fifteen minutes of the match remaining. The lead was down to just two points with ten minutes to play through points from Padraic Carroll and goalkeeper Bernard Rochfords second point of the game. Blackrock had their full back sent off after twenty four minutes of the second half on a second yellow card for fouling the hard-working Michael Byrne and Bernard Rochfords penalty strike went over the bar to leave a point between the teams. Andy Walsh fired over the equalising point with just three minutes to play but it was quickly cancelled out by Blackrock. Following another quick point by Blackrock, first Sean Long and then Joe Deane scored points for Killeagh to draw back to level scores with just one minute left to play. Heartbreak for Killeagh a short time later when Blackrock scored what proved to be the winning point from a free and the full time whistle signalled the end of the match shortly after that.

Our junior hurling squad played a number of games last week. First up was a challenge game against Mellray in Killeagh on Monday evening, May 27th. There was, as usual, a great turnout of players and they all got to play a part in the game. They all played very well and the management were impressed by the positive attitude among all players in the squad. There were good scores to be seen by both sides in this closely fought game and the squad are looking forward to a return match in Mellray in a couple of weeks time.
The squad also played a division 2 league match on Friday, May 31st. We welcomed our neighbours and friends St. Ita’s to Pairc Ui Chinneide for this fixture. . Following a good sporting game St. Ita’s emerged winners on a score line of 2-09 to 0-10. Bobby McCarthy at full back on the Killeagh/Itas minor team was outstanding at full back for this Itas team as was Seamie Harnedy at centre forward.  While we played quite well throughout the game we were unable to get on top of Itas in several areas and we were under constant pressure as a result.

Junior squad have the following fixtures to hand.
Division 1 game against Midleton in Killeagh on Tuesday evening, June 4th at 7.30
Division 4 hurling league against Aghada in Killeagh on Monday June 10th at 7.45
Division1 hurling  league away to  Shanballymore on Wednesday June 12th at 7.45
Division 1 hurling league in Mourne Abbey against Clyde on Sunday June 16th             
Division 2 hurling league against Fr O'Neills in Killeagh on Mon June 17th at 8pm
Please come and support your teams.

Championship Draws:
Cork Senior Championship Round 2: Killeagh will play Courcey Rovers and the game will be played on the weekend of June 29th
East Cork Draws:
Junior ‘A’ Hurling- Jamesy Kelleher Cup: Killeagh are drawn against Sarsfields, on June 22nd with the venue yet 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 preparatory work for this event 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 come on board this year 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 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. Tee times can be booked through Ray on 0872330054 and guests are welcome. 
Please note that the second round of the Matchplay competition must be completed before this date.
Killeagh-Ita’s Juvenile GAA Notes
Week beginning June 3rd 2013

Summer Camp is coming!
Kellogg’s 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 have now been distributed through the schools – please return to Ursula with payment as soon as possible but at the latest by Friday week June 15th, or alternatively you can book online at 
U10’s unlucky in Ballyduff
Our Under 10 hurlers went back to Ballyduff on Saturday for the semi-final of their prestigious annual invitational tournament. We were in hard luck as a last minute goal in the semi-final against St. Catherine’s saw us lose out by 2-0 to 1-1. Youghal went on to beat St. Catherine’s in the Final, while Mooncoin beat us by 3-1 to 0-5 in the Plate Final. On another day we might have gone all the way but it was not to be this time, as our first touch was just slightly off. As our seniors found out on Saturday evening the margins between victory and defeat can often be extremely narrow!

Under 15 Hurling Blitz a great success
Páirc Uí Chinnéide was a hive of activity again this Saturday but unlike the previous two Saturdays (Under 10’s and Under 8’s), it was the bigger boys this week as we held a 10-a-side Under 15 hurling blitz. The pitches were almost full length but half the width of a normal pitch, so some players found the confined spaces difficult to adapt to. In our first game we played Blarney and won by 2-6 to 0-6 in a great game. We played St. Patrick’s from Waterford next and won easily, before we faced our neighbours Fr. O’Neill’s in the final game. This was a cracker which we won by 3-6 to 1-7. Bainisteoir Ger Fitzgibbon was very pleased with the effort and commitment displayed by all, in particular great performances from Luke Fogarty at full back, Kevin Murphy and Eoin Fitz at midfield, and David Ogbebor and Cathal Deane up front.

Exam wishes
Best wishes to all the buachaillí agus cailíní from the parish who begin their Junior Cert and Leaving Cert exams on Wednesday. May everything go according to plan for you all, and if it doesn’t, don’t worry about it!

Minor Team:
Our minor hurlers travelled to Ballyclough where we took on a Kerry Development Minor squad on Saturday afternoon last. With both teams missing players because of exams we just about had 15 players travelling. In the end we won on a scoreline of 6-12 to 3-6. A great performance both defensively and upfront left the scores 1-6 to 1-4 up at half time playing against a slight breeze. Dan Landers scored a rasping goal from a 20 metre free with several forwards also scoring points.
We had a dream start to the second half as a high ball came in and Gary Leahy finished to give Killeagh our second goal. Less than 5 minutes later another high ball came in and this time Dan Landers got the final touch. Brendan Delaney scored our next goal as Darragh O’Brien ran through on goal before off-loading to Brendan to finish to the corner. Gary Leahy added his second of the match as he turned his man before expertly finishing to the corner. Eoghan Keniry added a goal to his impressive return as he out ran several defenders before finishing away to the corner of the keepers net. A great, physical game for the lads. Championship is fixed for 22nd of June against Na Piarsaigh but a venue is yet to be decided on.
Remembering Tadhg
This week last year saw us lose the unique beacon of light that was Tadhg Coleman to an inexplicable sudden death and the village and GAA pitch has been a quieter and sadder place in the intervening twelve months without him. We remember Tadhg especially this week, knowing that John, Ursula, Kelly and their extended families, and his closest friends, have been remembering Tadhg every single day over the last year. As long as Killeagh GAA club and the Killeagh community exist, your good deeds and friendly smile will remain cherished, Tadhg! Our thoughts and prayers for this week lie with John, Ursula and Kelly, the Coleman and Scanlon families, and Tadhg’s wide circle of friends.