Killeagh GAA Club News

16 July, 2013


NEWSLETTER FOR W/C July 15th 2013 .
Club Lotto Results;
The latest club lotto numbers were drawn on Tuesday July 9th.
Numbers drawn were 10, 16, 20 and 22.
There was no jackpot winner this week and the jackpot for next draw will be €6800.
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.
Red FM Cork Senior Hurling League Bishopstown 1-13 Killeagh 1-19 played Friday July 12th
Division 1 hurling league Cobh 4-19 Killeagh 2-07 played in Cobh on Saturday July 13th
Killeagh senior hurlers played another round of the Cork County Senior Hurling League sponsored by Red FM. against Bishopstown in Bishopstown on Friday evening last, July 12 2013. It was their eleventh game in the series and they came away with a well deserved win on a score of 1-19 to 1-13. Killeagh were missing a couple of their regular players and their young replacements stepped up to the mark and played their part. Young Eoghan Keniry was the pick of the youths with three points from the corner forward berth. Others to impress were Philip O’Neill from the placed ball and the half-back line acquitted themselves impeccably from some fierce pressure from Bishopstown. Andy Walsh followed his Championship goal of the previous Saturday with another net-buster in this game with about ten minutes of the match remaining. Killeagh are now in eighth place in the league table with ten points from eleven games played and are still in the hunt for a quarter final spot. However, their focus will be fixed on the fourth round draw of this years Championship which will be held on Friday, July 19th. 
Killeagh junior ‘A’ hurlers completed their league programme on Saturday evening last against Cobh in Cobh. This group of hurlers, who played so well in championship the previous Sunday, were seriously depleted due to holidays and work commitments and were really up against it in this encounter. Cobh needed the win to maintain their pursuit of honours and went at it hammer and tongs right from the throw-in. They played a tactical line-out for the game which caught the Killeagh players out and they found it difficult to cope with the constant positional movements of the Cobh team. Suffice to say that Cobh achieved their aim of a good workout and bagging the two points while Killeagh once again completed their league matches within the required time frames.

Championship Draws:
East Cork Draws:
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:
Please chase up all outstanding monies from your own list of teams and sponsors raised for the classic as soon as possible and please update Ray on 0872330054 regularly. Many, many thanks again to everyone for the great effort.
Killeagh-Ita’s Juvenile GAA Notes
Minor Football
Killeagh/Itas 1-5 Sam Maguires 5-6
Our minor footballers took on Sam Maguires in the opening round in CIT on Wednesday evening last but unfortunately fell short and lost out 5-6 to 1-5. Despite going ahead 1-2 to no score after 5 minutes, it all went downhill from there as we conceded 2 penalties and lost a man through a red card. Points from Shane Smiddy and Eoghan Keniry followed by a Brendan Delaney goal left us in a good position. However Sam Maguires brought it back and after 10 minutes the sides were level. Then disaster struck as we were reduced to 14 men and Maguires took hold of the game and led at halftime on a scoreline of 1-3 to 3-4.
Our lads started the second half very well as Matthew Murphy scored a point inside the first minute. The pressure was kept on but we couldn’t find a way through and Maguires extra man was very beneficial. Sam Maguires extended their lead with 2 goals before Eoghan Keniry scored a free and Brendan struck a 20 metre free off the crossbar.  Killeagh were then awarded a penalty which was very well saved and the keeper saved again from the rebound. It wasn’t the lads’ day but they now play Aghada on Wednesday night next. Final score in favour of Maguires was 5-06 to 1-05
Team; C Walsh, D Cahill, B McCarthy, E O’Connor, D O’Brien, A Morrison, M Coleman, M Murphy, P Walsh, C Cusack, B Delaney, J Farrelly, S Smiddy, E Keniry, E Murphy. Subs Used; P Delaney, D Landers.

Under 16 Football
Killeagh/Itas 2-7 Ballinora 3-10
Unfortunately our football championship was ended on Monday night last against Ballinora in Mayfield. We put up a great fight but lost out by 6 points in the end. At the end of the first half we trailed 2-4 to 0-5, with Padraig Delaney (2) and Darragh O’Brien (3) scoring the points for Killeagh.
The second half was a different affair as we defended better and became more direct in attack. Padraig Delaney raised a green flag from the penalty spot with David Ogbebor also scoring a goal for our lads. In the end Ballinora had too much and football championship is now finished for us.
Team; J Merchusuv, F Smiddy, J O’Rourke, K Fennelly, C Deane, D Landers, E Fitzgibbon, K Murphy, C Ryan-Hyde, C Coughlan, D O’Brien, K Treacy, P Delaney, D Ogbebor, A Walsh.

Fé 13 Hurlers Lose A Thriller
St. Colman’s 6-4, Killeagh-Ita’s 3-4 Rebel Óg Eastern A Hurling Championship
The final score doesn’t do justice to the supreme efforts made by our Under 13 team to secure parity or victory in this enthralling tie played in sun-kissed Baile na Martra on Monday evening last. The twenty boys who played gave everything they had in the sweltering heat, and on another night we might have converted some of the chances that we had to reduce the margin in the second half, or prevented some of the goals that went against us in the first half. Yes, St. Colman’s deserved to win, but our boys contributed bravely and honestly to a great game of hurling. This was our first match at this grade this year as we hadn’t entered a League team, and the Under 14 team had been playing right up to the week before. We started nervously and St. Colman’s scored two goals in the first seven minutes which left us under pressure. A third goal made things worse before Mark O’Callaghan scored a fine goal in quick response, and we began to settle. Richie Long pointed two frees and our midfielders and half-backs began to get on top. However, the five minute spell before half-time was a bad one for us as St. Colman’s scored a fourth goal and added two long-range points to leave us 4-3 to 1-2 behind ag leath am. Bainisteoiri Richie Brennan and John Irwin did their best to rally the troops and re-energise them at half-time, but St. Colman’s got the first score of the second half, a fifth goal, followed by a quick point, and it looked as if we would be a real hammering. However, for the next twenty minutes we dominated the game, with Dara Motherway and Olin Hennessy scoring two fine goals and Richie Long (free) and Richie Landers scoring fine points. We had almost all of the possession with captain na fóirne Padraig Leahy playing a blinder at centre-back, ably assisted by his wing men Barry Motherway and James Kent, and Liam McCarthy and Olin Broderick working tirelessly in midfield. We had some chances to add to our score but the St. Colman’s keeper denied us twice, and we hit some wides when points would have helped our cause. At the very end Colman’s broke upfield past our half-back line and got a sixth goal which finished us off. Well done to our boys for a great effort, this team will do well next year if they can continue the upward graph of improvement showed in the past twelve months.
Team: Darragh O’Connor, Darragh Geary, Cian McDonald, Kieran Daly, Barry Motherway, Padraig Leahy, James Kent, Ryan McCarthy, Adrian Galvin, Andrew Foley, Richie Long (0-3, frees), Olin Hennessy (1-0), Dara Motherway (1-0), Mark O’Callaghan (1-0) and Jack Wyse. Subs used: Cathal Fitzgibbon, Liam McCarthy, Olan Broderick, Richie Landers (0-1), Paul Delaney.

Cúl Camp is Cool Hot!
The omens were good when our Annual Golf Classic, which usually signals the wettest week of the summer, passed off without a drop of rain. However, even the most optimistic among us could not have anticipated Ken Ring’s predicted heatwave coming to Páirc Uí Chinnéide for our Annual Cúl Camp last week. The sun shone, and shone, and shone, and 89 boys and girls had a fantastic time, developing their skills of football and hurling. Our coaches and their helpers ensured that all participants were well hydrated with plenty of water breaks, and areas of shade being jealously protected during the week. The indomitable Peter Power, fresh from his successes with Dungarvan Colleges in the Harty and All-Ireland this year, came to spread his hurling gospel to another group of young hurlers, and even taught them a few marching songs! Another great week, thanks primarily to the huge organisational effort of Ursula Coleman and Paudie Kearney. Here’s looking forward to 2014!

U8 Blitz in Killeagh
Killeagh entered 2 teams in the U8 football blitz held in Killeagh on Saturday morning. Killeagh won 5 and drew 1 of the 6 matches played. Killeagh are improving with every blitz and are starting to pass the ball to each other. Both parents and kids alike enjoyed a beautiful morning as did their mentors and main man, Mr. Conor Murphy. Well done to all the organisers for our club on the day both on and off the pitch and we hope our many visitors enjoyed their day at our club grounds.