Killeagh GAA Club News

18 November, 2013



NEWSLETTER FOR W/C November 18th 2013 .
Club Lotto Results;
The latest club lotto details for this past week were as follows:
Numbers drawn were 10, 12, 25 and 28.
There was no winner of this week’s €3400 jackpot. €30 each goes to Anne Gleeson, William Bashford, Paul Meade and Jerry Kelleher.
The jackpot for next draw on Nov 19th will be €3600.
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.
Championship Draws:
East Cork Draws:
Junior hurling league Div2 - Three teams have tied on five points each and play-offs are now required in order to determine the final placings. Killeagh, Dungourney and Cloyne are the teams involved.
East Cork Junior ‘B’ Football C’ship – Michael Boig Cup – Glenbower Rvrs 1-07 Carrigtwohill 1-12
Relegation Play-off:  Sunday November 17th at 11.30am in Killeagh. Killeagh 0-07 Dungourney 1-15
Glenbower Rovers took on a strong Carrigtwohill team at home in Killeagh on Friday evening last in the 1/4 final of the Jun ‘B’ East Cork championship. Although a number of players on the team that defeated Aghada in the first round had moved up to play important roles in the Jun ‘A’ teams successful defense of their East Cork title and run in the county championship, we were confident with the talent available to us, that we would be in with a good chance of winning this match.
On a perfect evening for football, we went on to play some of the best football we played all year in the first half. With the forwards playing great football with Shane Smiddy, Joe Budds and Tadgh O Connor shooting over three points before Ian Cahill scored a brilliant goal with a great move that nearly went the length of the pitch. Shane Smiddy added two more scores, one excellent score from distance, and Tadgh O Connor rounded off our scoring in the first have. Joe Budds first half display was outstanding. We ended the half 2points to the good at 1-6 to 1-4.
Unfortunately we could not keep up the tempo of our play in the second half and Carrigtwohill worked their way back in to the match, as we began to struggle to get possession and also to keep up with the movement of the Carrigtwohill forwards.
Although we had three great chances of goals we couldn't convert them and with our solitary score coming from Shane Smiddy we ended up on the losing score of 1-7 to 1-12.
This was very disappointing as our first half display was top class but we couldn't sustain it for the hour. All the players gave it their all and we couldn't have asked for anything more from them. It was great to see twenty four lads tog out on the night and while the game ended in defeat everyone gave 100% and we couldn't ask for more. Over the 8 games played by this team, forty three players togged out for us and it just shows that there is plenty of football talent in our club and the future is bright.

Team was as follows 1. Colin Walsh 2. David O Keeffe 3. Conor McNamara 4. Mark Coleman 5. Mike Fitzgerald 6 Patrick O'Brien 7. Darragh Cahill 8. Eamonn Byrne 9. Gerard Collins 10. Joe Budds 11. Ian Cahill 12. Brendan Delaney 13. Tadgh O’Connor ( Capt) 14 Daniel Walsh 15. Shane Smiddy
Subs: Aidan Morrison, Noel O Connor, Kevin O Connor, Declan Long. John Clifford, Jim Heffernan, Paul Keniry, Kenneth Budds, Conor Cusack, Brendan Murphy, David Barry.

Dinner Dance
This years Dinner Dance will take place on Saturday November 30th and will be held in the Garryvoe Hotel.  Tickets for this great annual celebration night are priced at a moderate €30 and the live music will be performed by Men in Black.
Annual General Meeting
Our AGM will take place in our GAA complex on Monday December 2nd and will commence at 7.30pm sharp. All are welcome to attend.
Remembering Team of 1988
A night to honour the victorious East Cork Junior ‘A’ Championship team of 1988 is being organised for Friday November 22nd 2013. There will be Mass at 7.30pm in our own GAA complex and this will be followed by refreshments and food at The Old Thatch, Killeagh.
Killeagh GAA Golf Society;
President: Mr. Kieran Scully, Captain: Mr. Ray Rochford, Secretary: Mr. Ger Ahern.
There was a fabulous turnout of golfers for the rescheduled Presidents Prize outing when thirty six players played the Gold Coast Golf Club on Sunday November 17th. The presentation of prizes was held in Power’s Bar, Mount Uniacke on Sunday night where President, Kieran Scully and current Society Captain Ray Rochford congratulated all the winners. Ray thanked the sponsors of the outing, Power’s Bar, and encouraged all to support all our sponsors whenever possible as they are a valuable source of funding for the activities of the Golf Society and Killeagh GAA Club. He praised the staff and management of the Gold Coast for the use of their wonderful facilities and golf course and most especially for booking the very favourable weather for the day’s golf. He thanked all those who took part in the outing and thanked those who attended the presentation night also. President Kieran Scully echoed Ray Rochfords sentiments and added that he was delighted with the large attendance at both the golf outing and the presentation night. He praised the golf society and its committee on the great work they do throughout the year and thanked current Captain, Ray Rochford for his hard work and commitment to the Society and Killeagh GAA Club year after year. They both congratulated John Walsh on winning the Presidents Prize and presented him with his prizes. There were also end of season awards for the Golfer of the Year (Tommy Galvin Trophy) and this years Matchplay Winner (Fr. Glavin Trophy) which were presented by Ray and Kieran.
Results: Presidents Prize – John Walsh 40pts, Ray Rochford 39pts, Pat O’Keefe 39pts, Best Gross Ger Ahern, Brendan Galvin 37pts, James Fogarty 37pts, Patrick Murphy 37pts, Second Gross Kevin O’Driscoll, Niall Davis 36 pts, Sharon Ormonde 36pts, Brendan Delaney 36pts,  Past Captain/President Dominic Fogarty.
Golfer of the Year for the Tommy Galvin trophy – Ray Rochford
Matchplay Winner for the Fr. Glavin trophy – Conor Cronin
Under 15 team of 2012 get their just rewards
One year after their double success in winning the Rebel Óg Fé 15 Premier 2 Leage and Championship double in 2012, our current Under 16 team were presented with their medals on Friday evening in our clubhouse in Páirc Uí Chinnéide. Conor Lehane and Luke O’Farrell were the guests of honour on the night, and what welcome and impressive guests they were. Both Conor and Luke spoke to the boys and to their parents and others gathered about many aspects of the life of an inter-county hurler, answering many questions and giving lots of helpful tips and advice to the boys who were most interested in getting ‘up close’ (literally) to the two stars. Conor and Luke are two gifted hurlers, but also two unassuming young men who are role models for anyone, young or old. Thanks very much to Conor and Luke for giving of your time, and we wish you and your Cork team mates all the best for 2014. As for our Under 15s of 2012, these boys have now blossomed into young men, with some of them now taller than their inter-county guests. We hope that they will continue to blossom and develop their hurling, football and personal skills in the years to come. Many thanks to those who helped to ensure the night was a success, from club chairman Kieran Scully to Sean Crowley and Adrian Budds’ work behind the scenes. A special thank you to all those who provided food for the event, and to those who managed the catering on the evening, spearheaded by Deirdre and Olivia. Another great night to remember!
Parish Leagues wrapped up
Our U12 Football Parish League semi-finals and finals were held on Sunday morning last, and for the first time in 3 weeks, the weather was kinder to us. The Red Team, led by Darragh O’Connor, overcame the Blue Team in one semi-final, while Owen Cosgrove’s Yellow Team held the upper hand over the Green Team of George Sinclair in the second semi-final. In the finals, Daniel Lucey’s Blue Team finally got their first win of the campaign, beating the Greens by 2-7 to 1-2 in the B Final. In the A Final, Jonathan Guerin was in goalscoring form for the Yellows as they defeated the Reds comfortably in the second half, although only one goal separated the sides at half time. Well done to all four teams who played with great heart throughout the league. Many thanks to our reiteoiri John and Ger also. This wraps up our outdoor activity for 2013, with just four Monday evenings of Indoor Hurling in Youghal left.
Blues: Daniel Lucey, Olan Coleman, Dara Motherway, Tommy Noonan, Oisin McCarthy, Brian Murphy, Darragh Coleman, David Collins, Rory Lynch.
Yellows: Owen Cosgrove, Karl O’Toole, Ryan McCarthy, Jonathan Guerin, Robbie Treacy, Padraig Landers, Ryan Farquhar, Eoin Brenner, Colm Landers.
Reds: Darragh O’Connor, Danny Cunningham, Paul Delaney, Richie Landers, David Kelly, Paul Kent, Tony McCarthy, Jamie Fogarty, Colm Treacy, Jack Flanagan.
Greens: George Sinclair, Aaron O’Connell, Robert Sinclair, Cian McDonald, Patrick Barry, Christian Coughlan, Remy Bernard, Darragh Buckley, Evan Lane, Padraig Mackey.
It’s November so it must be AGM time! Killeagh-Ita’s Juvenile GAA AGM takes place in our GAA meeting room in Páirc Uí Chinnéide on Wednesday November 20th @ 8.00 p.m. Please try your best to come along if you are a parent, current or prospective future coach, or if you feel you have anything to offer to our club.
Sciath na Scoil Finals
Our Killeagh juvenile players had the great privilege of representing their school in Pairc Ui Rinn last week where they met near neighbours, Castlemartyr, in the 13-a-side Sciath na Scoil finals. It was a great game to watch and the boys acquitted themselves well even though they came up short on the day as Castlemartyr took the spoils. St. Fergals, Killeagh got off to a great start when Robert Sinclair scored a beautiful point after three minutes of play. There was further joy for Robert and St. Fergals on seven minutes when he found the Castlemartyr net. St. Fergals were enjoying a bout of supremacy at this stage but could not convert possession into scores and slowly Castlemartyr began to make their way back into the match. They scored a point on fourteen minutes but Richie Landers pointed for Killeagh in reply on fifteen minutes. This spurred Castlemartyr into action and over the remaining five minutes of the first half they scored a stunning two goals and one point to St. Fergals no score. When the half time whistle was blown and as the teams retired to a team huddle at either end it was Castle martyr who were ahead on a scoreline of 2-02 to 1-02.
When the second half got underway it was Killeagh who took the game to Castlemartyr and they forced a close in free from their opponents after four minutes. Robert Sinclair duly pointed to leave Killeagh trailing by two points. After good exchanges of play and great defending by both sides it was that man again, Robert Sinclair, who was next to score on nine minutes. Killeagh brought the ball out of defence and with good passing between Captain George Sinclair and Vice Captain Paul Delaney the ball was driven forward where Darragh O’Connor executed a brilliant catch and off-loaded the perfect pass to Robert who collected the ball in his stride and he calmly slotted the ball to the net to give Killeagh a one point lead. Killeagh kept their heads and scored another point on twelve minutes through Adam Danaher to give them a two point lead. But, just as in the first half, Castlemartyr kept plugging away and popped over a couple of points to lead by one point on fifteen minutes of the second half. St. Fergals keeper, Owen Cosgrove, pulled off two great saves in quick succession to keep his team in the hunt but the pressure from Castlemartyr was beginning to show and they seemed to be scoring points at their leisure despite the valiant efforts of the Killeagh players. On nineteen minutes and with Castlemartyr leading by two points, Killeagh had a close-in free and,  adopting the tactics of going for goal their effort was thwarted by Castlemartyr who quickly brought the ball down field. They went for goal themselves and despite Owen denying them initially, they eventually found the net with a rasper of a shot. Following the kick-out, the referee called a halt to the proceedings and Castlemartyr were victorious on a score of Killeagh 2-04 to Castlemartyr 3-06. The lads collected thier runners-up medals to great support from their fellow school friends, their families and also their proud teachers and mentors.
Team: O. Cosgrove, G. Sinclair (Capt), B. Murphy, R. Mc Carthy, P. Delaney (Vice Capt.), C. Coughlan, O. Broderick, B. O’Connor, R. Landers, R. Sinclair, D. Kelly, A. Danaher, D. O’Connor, P. Buckley, J. Ryan, R. Farquaher, R. Lynch, J. Coleman.
Team Mentors: E. Mc Carthy, B. O’Halloran, P. Mulcahy, C. O’Driscoll.