Killeagh GAA Club News

30 October, 2013



NEWSLETTER FOR W/C October 28th 2013 .
Killeagh GAA would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family of the late Mr. Kevin Lane who sadly passed away on Monday, October 28th 2013. He was a proud supporter of the GAA organisation and in particular of Killeagh GAA Club. He played underage for his club and his sons Conor, Kieran and Kevin all play with the club. Kevin will be best remembered for his huge commitment to the senior hurling team over the last six years. Kevin would regularly be working away from the area but always made time to be back in Pairc Ui Chinneide in time to assist the team management with training sessions and at matches, helping out with refreshments and looking after the players hurleys and general equipment. He will be greatly missed by his close circle of friends, Killeagh GAA club, the senior hurling squad and management and also by the wider community. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam   
Club Lotto Results;
The latest club lotto numbers were drawn on Tuesday October 22nd.
Numbers drawn were 2, 6, 7 and 17.
There was no winner of this week’s €2800 jackpot. €30 each goes to Noel O’Connor, John Rohan, N & J Rochford and M & T Treacy.
The jackpot for next draw on Oct 29th will be €3000.
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. Plan a visit to your club shop where you can choose from a wide selection of sports accessories in your club colours. Replica jerseys (all sizes), shorts, training clothing, etc. are available for all ages. Please support your club by purchasing from the club shop.
Cork County Junior Football Quarter-Final: Glenbower Rovers 0-07 Belgooly 0-06
Cork County Junior Football Quarter-Final: Glenbower Rovers 0-07 Belgooly 0-06
Following their three-in-a-row win on Saturday October 19th, Glenbower Rovers advanced to a Cork County semi-final for the second year in a row when they overcame a spirited Belgooly in Pairc Ui Rinn. The game took place in terrible weather on Thursday October 24th and credit must go to the two teams, mentors, officials and spectators who were present for the match. Missing key players for various reasons, Glenbower played with the wind in the first half but after ten minutes of play they had not registered a score and trailed Belgooly by two points. When they did find their shooting boots they imposed themselves on the game and found themselves in front by three points to two after seventeen minutes of play. Belgooly drew level on twenty-six minutes but Glenbower took the final score of the half after twenty-nine minutes and as the two teams left the field, Glenbower were ahead by the solitary point with the scoreboard reading Glenbower Rovers 0-04 Belgooly 0-03. Ten minutes into the second half, Glenbower were three points up having scored points on thirty-one and thirty-nine minutes. Belgooly replied with a point on forty-one minutes and it was not until the fiftieth minute when Glenbower scored their seventh and final point of the game. Belgooly tried hard to close the gap and although scoring points on fifty-seven and fifty-eight minutes it was not enough. Glenbower Rovers won the game and will now face Mitchelstown in the Cork County semi-final. Changes to the personnel on the field by the Glenbower Rovers management were the key to grinding out a favourable result where David Cahill and Seamie Harnedy stood out for Rovers contributing some fine scores.
Team: S Scully, T Murphy, P McGrath, A Keniry, C Murphy, C O’Brien, J Dullea, S Harnedy(1), K Lane(1), C Fogarty(1), S Lyons(1), J Deane, J O’Connor, D Cahill(3), S Murphy.
Subs: C Crowley, M Murphy, J Kelleher, Eoghan Keniry, Tadgh O’Connor, David O’Keeffe, Darragh Cahill, Patrick O’Brien, Kevin Lane, Shane Smiddy, Declan Long, B Barry, S Long, B Collins, Padraig McCarthy.
Manager and Selectors: Declan Fogarty, Denis Barry, Sean Harnedy and Eric McCarthy. 
Championship Draws:
Cork County Junior Football Championship:
Semi-Final: Glenbower Rovers versus Mitchelstown on Saturday Nov 2nd in Pairc Ui Rinn at 6pm.
East Cork Draws:
Junior ‘B’ Hurling- Eamonn Fleming Cup: Killeagh through to quarter-final of this competition.
Junior ‘B’ Football- Michael Boig Coleman Cup: Glenbower Rovers are through to the next round, awaiting results of losers round for next opponents.
Killeagh GAA Diary Dates:
Following are details of two important dates for diary:
This years Dinner Dance will take place on Saturday November 30th and will be held in the Garryvoe Hotel. More information to follow in the forthcoming weeks.
Our AGM will take place in our GAA complex on Monday December 2nd and will commence at 7.30pm sharp.
Killeagh GAA Club would like to congratulate Mark Landers on his recent appointment as coach and selector to the Cork Minor hurling team and wish him all the best for the forthcoming 2014 season
Killeagh GAA Golf Society;
President: Mr. Kieran Scully, Captain: Mr. Ray Rochford, Secretary: Mr. Ger Ahern.
This years’ Presidents Prize, presented by Mr. Kieran Scully, was scheduled to take place on October 26th at the Gold Coast Golf Course in Dungarvan. Unfortunately, the outing had to be cancelled for a number of reasons. There will be more details of the rescheduled outing in the coming weeks.
Cois Bhríde 2-8, Killeagh-Ita’s 4-14
Our Under 14 hurlers ended their 2013 campaign in style in John F. Kennedy Park in picturesque Knockanore on Sunday afternoon last, defeating their hosts Cois Bhríde to retain the Tobin Cup for Killeagh-Ita’s for another year. This tournament game was held in conjunction with a series of events in John F. Kennedy Park, marking the 60th anniversary celebration of the founding of the Shamrocks GAA club in the combined parish of Knockanore, Glendine and Kilwatermoy. Coinciding with the game was the presentation of County medals to the Under 12 and Under 14 teams of the Shamrocks Girls’ Football Club (in its first year of existence) by inter-county stars of the recent past (Eoin Murphy, Shamrocks and Waterford All-Star hurler), present (Ger Brennan, Dublin footballer) and surely of the future (Colm Roche, Shamrocks, and Waterford All-Ireland Minor hurling winner, 2013). A third element to this very entertaining afternoon was the unveiling of a plaque and the planting of an oak tree to honour the memory of one of Shamrocks’ finest ever men, Billy O’Keeffe, who devoted his life unselfishly to all aspects of Shamrocks and Knockanore life – coaching and transporting young players everywhere, and caring lovingly for the grounds in JFK Park. It was a fitting tribute for a great man. It was an honour for our Under 14 team to be invited to participate on such an auspicious day for our neighbours and friends across the county bounds.

Anyway, on to the action, and the fine game we witnessed between two committed teams. Our team was picked by bainisteoiri Richie and Ken along predicted lines, with Alec Fitzgerald, once again available for selection after his summer injury, held in reserve until the second half. Jamie Clifford got our first score after 2 minutes, and Richie Long followed up shortly after with another point. However Cois Bhride soon scored a fine goal, and although Keane Kelly Budds’ first point and a goal from Jamie Clifford put us back in front, a cracking second goal for our opponents from 11-year-old dynamic corner-forward Paudie Hynes (a sure future star!) left the teams level after thirteen minutes. Shane Kearney then added a point and Jamie Clifford (who finished with an impressive 2-4) kicked a goal. A point each for Jamie and Sean Walsh, replied to by just  a point from Cois Bhride, left our boys ahead by 2-6 to 2-1 after 20 minutes. Both teams added one further point in the first half, to leave us 2-7 to 2-2 ahead. In the second half, our back seven were well on top, with Fionn McDonnell making two great saves in goal, and Dylan Hogan and Jamie Landers commanding down the spine of the defence. Shane Kearney also made some great clearances. Keane (2 frees), Shane, Padraig Leahy and Richie (2) all pointed in this half, while Keane added a fine goal and Sean scored our best goal of the day, finishing emphatically after a great run and pass from Adrian Galvin in an example of excellent team play. Cois Bhride were restricted to just six points in this half, three from play followed by three from frees. This was a confident display from our boys, with good blocking, hooking, catching and striking evident for all to see. It was a fitting end to a year that saw us start out in uncertainty and saw us hit the odd hurdle on the way, but ultimately left us with reasons to be positive for the years ahead with this team. Well done boys, and well done to the adults driving them on too!
Team: Fionn McDonnell, Daragh Geary, Dylan Hogan, James Kent, Barry Motherway, Jamie Landers, Shane Kearney (0-2), Keane Kelly Budds (1-3), Padraig Leahy (0-1), Richie Long (0-3), Sean Walsh (1-1), Olin Hennessy, Adrian Galvin, Jamie Clifford (2-4), Kieran Daly, Alec Fitzgerald, Liam McCarthy.