Killeagh GAA Club News

10 February, 2014


NEWSLETTER FOR W/C February 10th 2014 .
Registration Day
The sun (remember that strange object in the sky?) shone (well for some of the time at least), the music was great (upstairs and downstairs) and everyone was in good form as the first day that one could call a Spring Day coincided with the Killeagh-Ita’s Annual Registration Day last Sunday afternoon, February 9th. Upstairs we had our team of volunteers taking registrations and doling out welcome cups of tea and refreshments, and we had the young girls from Killeagh NS playing their instruments and keeping the mood music right. Downstairs our main hall was rocking to music of a different beat with DJ Chink (David O’Keeffe) keeping the young and not-so-young entertained, while our Club Shop and our first-time venture, our Swap Shop, also had plenty of footfall. At the end of the afternoon, all our young players were called one-by-one to get a slíotar and gumshield, setting them up nicely for the season ahead in both hurling and football. A large crowd attended and renewed or commenced their membership of Killeagh-Ita’s GAA Club. Chairmen Colman Motherway (Killeagh-Ita’s) and Kieran Scully (Killeagh) thanked all who turned up and made a special note of welcome to our new members. All members who signed up on the day were entered into a draw for a replica club hoodie which was won by Dale McMahon. Many thanks to everyone who helped in the planning of the day, and in the many jobs that were done throughout Páirc Uí Chinnéide, inside and outside, to ensure that everything ran smoothly. The combined efforts of everyone are greatly appreciated.

If for some reason you were unable to attend on the day, remember that all our players must have membership paid up before the playing season commences, so call in to Ursula @ John Coleman’s Newsagents on Main Street for a registration form as soon as possible.

Club Lotto Results;
Details for our latest Lotto draw are as follows:
Numbers drawn on Tuesday Feb 4th were 1, 3, 8 and 28.
There was no winner of this week's jackpot and the jackpot for our next draw will be €5800
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 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.
Scrap Saturday:
Killeagh GAA Club are holding a scrap metal collection on Saturday March 1st at the clubhouse from 10.00am until 4.30pm. Please set the day aside to gather up any waste/scrap metal and the like and take it down to the clubhouse. You can deposit all forms of metal as well as any unwanted farm machinery, batteries, electrical goods etc. Collections from any address can also be accommodated by contacting Kieran Scully 085 8037343 and Adrain Budds on 087 9872388.
It's that time of year, where the cultural side of the GAA comes to the fore. Scór Sinsear will be held in Lisgoold hall on the 15th of February.
Golf Society:
Annual Margaret Rochford and Tom Fitzgibbon Memorial Trophies:
The Society’s annual Margaret Rochford and Tom Fitzgibbon Memorial Trophies will take place on Tuesday February 25th at West Waterford Golf Club in Dungarvan. All patrons are invited to meet for refreshments in clubhouse at 1.15pm to prepare for a shotgun start at 1.45pm. Dinner for the outing will be at 6.15pm, also in clubhouse. This outing is a fundraiser for the charity Aid Cancer Treatment (ACT) and your support would be greatly appreciated. Further details and booking of tee times are available from Ray Rochford on 0872330054
Away-Weekend of Golf
Killeagh GAA Golf Society are delighted to announce details of their annual away weekend of golf for 2014. It will take place on the weekend of March 7th and 8th. A great value weekend deal has been secured at the Randelscourt Hotel in Killarney where the cost per person sharing for 2 nights B&B and 1 dinner is €129. To book your stay please phone the Randlescourt direct on 0646635333 quoting Killeagh GAA Group Deal. Golf will be played on Friday and Saturday in Mahony’s Point and Killeens. Both courses offer fine course and clubhouse facilities and lend themselves to enjoyable golf breaks.

With all that’s going on, Twitter is one way of keeping in touch, so check out @killeaghitas on It’s the place to find out all your Killeagh-Ita’s news and much more besides!

Seamie Harnedy came back to his roots (Killeagh-Ita’s) on Friday evening last as he presented medals to the U14 team of 2013, who had ended the season with an impressive three trophies. In September this team won the Dick Doocey Cup in Killeagh, in October they won the Tobin Cup in Knockanore, defeating their hosts Cois Bríd, and in early December they raided across the Déise border once again and won the prestigious Paddy Whelan Tournament in Lismore, again defeating their hosts. To celebrate these successes the team went to Leisureplex in Cork early on Friday evening for some Quasar, bowling and food, and then returned to the Páirc Uí Chinnéide clubhouse to meet Seamie, with his coveted All-Star trophy in tow. It was a very enjoyable evening, for the boys and their families, as Seamie spoke about the joys and challenges of being an elite hurler, presented medals to the boys, including his first cousin Jamie Landers who was team captain, and he posed patiently for photo after photo with all present. It was nice to have Seamie’s clubmate Shane Supple present on the night, and also to have Dick Doocey present as his cup was being proudly displayed. Well done boys – drive on now for 2014!