Killeagh GAA Club News

09 December, 2013


NEWSLETTER FOR W/C December 9th 2013 .
Club Lotto Results;
The latest club lotto details for this past week were as follows:
Numbers drawn were 7, 11, 25 and 29.
There was no winner of this week’s €4000 jackpot.
The jackpot for next draw on Dec 10th will be €4200.
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. There are plenty of ideas for great Christmas presents and stocking fillers now in stock.
Club AGM
There was a great turnout for our AGM which took place in our club pavilion on Monday night last, December 2nd. Chairman Kieran Scully chaired a very informative meeting which included a full review of the year’s activities both on and off the field. Many of the outgoing officers and committee members agreed to continue for the coming year and there was a great welcome for the new members who were elected on the night. There were some new appointments to the various hurling and football teams and all coaches and mentors were wished the very best for the coming season. In his address to the meeting Kieran said he was delighted to have taken up his appointment as chairman of the club and was eagerly looking forward to completing his term of office. He said he owed a deep debt of gratitude to his predecessors and greatly appreciated their advice when the need arose. He thanked all the coaches and mentors, their backroom staff and helpers, the grounds people and volunteers and anybody and everybody who played a minor or major part in the continuing advancement of the club and its facilities during the year. He gave special praise and thanks to his own immediate and extended family for all their help and understanding during his first year and said he could not have done it successfully without their help and backing. In closing he welcomed the new members of the committee and officers, the new mentors and coaches and asked everyone to give of their best for the club in the coming year. The meeting concluded with a rapturous round of applause and everybody remained to avail of the food and refreshments provided on the night.   
Killeagh GAA Golf Society;
President: Mr. Kieran Scully, Captain: Mr. Ray Rochford, Secretary: Mr. Ger Ahern.
The final outing for the society took place on Saturday December 7th at West Waterford Golf Club. The Christmas scramble is a fun outing and is a great way for beginners to get involved in the society. It was very well supported with thirteen teams of three taking to the beautiful West Waterford course. There was a great buzz in the clubhouse beforehand, mainly, due to the complimentary ‘Hot Toddies’ provided by Austin Spratt and his staff. It is the society’s twenty-first year to hold the Christmas Scramble at West Waterford and it is of great benefit to both parties. The course was in great condition and lent itself to superb golf being played by all who took part. Captain Ray Rochford took on the role of starter and combined experienced and inexperienced players to balance out teams and it showed in the final results. The winners on an impressive 69 were Patrick Murphy, John Lawton and Liam Hansbury. It was John’s first time ever to play golf and he was delighted to be going home with a beautiful ‘Christmas Hamper’. In second place were Tim Crotty, Paul Crotty and Timmy Murphy and in third place were Declan Galvin, Tommy Galvin and Sean Wade. There was a prize for everyone who took part on the day which was well received. While presenting the prizes, society Captain, Ray Rochford, thanked all those who turned up to play in this end-of-season ‘Fun Scramble’ and looked forward to returning to West Waterford for Christmas Scramble number 22 next year, he thanked Austin and the hard working staff at West Waterford for their hospitality throughout the day and for presenting a fabulous course on which to play. He praised Dominic and Maurette Fogarty for once again sponsoring the outing and encouraged all to continue to support all our sponsors whenever we can. He wished everyone a happy Christmas and thanked them once again for supporting the society by playing in the outing.
Chairperson Colman Motherway  Vice-Chairperson  Liz Sinclair Secretary Ursula Coleman
The travelling hurling prophet Paudie Butler, erstwhile National Hurling Director, came to Killeagh on Saturday last and gave 20 coaches and 8 lucky Under 14 boys an early Christmas present – 2 hours of his time and expertise - where he imparted some invaluable lessons on the art of hurling, the fastest sport in the world.  Paudie taught us all, young and old (the age range in attendance was from 13 to over 70) plenty, and just to be sure that he had, he asked us all at the end of the 2 hours to tell him what we had learned! It was a privilege to see someone at work who is so passionate about our national game, and who wants to impart his passion, knoweldge and attention to detail to anyone who cares to listen. Anyone who has a free site or house to give away in the parish, we’ll offer it up to Paudie if we can get him to move here full time! Many thanks to Paudie, to ornagiser Sean Crowley, to the coaches and potential coaches who attended and to the 8 boys who were used as ‘guinea pigs’ for the day – Jamie, Jamie, Keane, Shane, Fionn, Padraig, Dylan and Barry. A special thank you to the parents of the boys who provided plates of food to feed the masses after the coaching workshop (and even have enough left over to provide sustenance to our senior hurlers later in the day), and especially to Phyl and Linda who were on hand to ensure all catering needs were met. Hopefully we’ll see Paudie Butler return to Páirc Uí Chinnéide in the near future to spread his gospel a little further.

Thursday December 26th (St. Stephen’s Day if you’re not sure) sees the masses congregate in Mount Uniacke for the Annual Killeagh GAA Poc Fada. However, the masses have been thinner on the ground these past few years, so for 2013, the Year of the Gathering, we are putting out the call for all who are at home for Christmas to dust down the hurleys and come along on Stephen’s morning for a great social and sporting event that you can watch or participate in. This year we will have dedicated Under 12, Under 14 and Minor competitions, with prizes in all grades, and open to both boys and girls. The only stipulation for the under-age grades is that an adult must accompany each team of three down the road from Mount Uniacke to Killeagh to look after people, equipment and passing traffic. For the juveniles, the cost is €5 per person, with all money raised going to Aid Cancer Treatment (ACT), and throw-in is at 11.00 a.m. from Mount Uniacke. So boys and girls, get busy organising your teams of three, and an adult who will come with you. Then when you are sorted, book your slot with Ursula 087-6292646 or with Liz 087-6137393. It will be a great day!

Two days later, on Saturday December 28th, Killeagh-Ita’s Juvenile GAA Club hold our Annual Christmas Fun Table Quiz in The Old Thatch in Killeagh @ 8.30 p.m. This is always a great night, and this year we have regular quizmaster extraordinaire Ted O’Brien back in the hot seat to test your grey matter. Once again, it’s important to book your table in advance, so keep our organisers busy – again it’s Ursula 087-6292646 or Liz 087-6137393 to book your table.

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