Killeagh GAA Club News

25 March, 2014

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C March 24th 2014 .

Club Lotto Results;

Details for our latest Lotto draw are as follows: Numbers drawn on Tuesday March 18th were 3, 4, 16 and 27. There was no winner of this week's jackpot and the jackpot for our next draw will be €7000. Lucky dip winners were Agnes Fitzgerald, Peggy O’Neill, Sean Crowley and Brendan Keniry. Thanks to everyone who supports our weekly lotto draw. Lotto draw takes place in clubhouse every Tuesday night.

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 in aid of the club. The collection date has been fixed for Saturday March 29th. 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.

Fixtures / Results:

SHL: Killeagh 0-10 Sarsfields 0-13 played in Killeagh on Saturday March 22nd at 6.30pm

U21 Football C’Ship: Glenbower Rovers 0-14 Cloyne 1-03 played in Killeagh on Friday 21st at 8.00pm

Cork SHC:

Killeagh versus Glen Rovers in Midleton on Saturday May 31st at 7.00pm U21 Football C’Ship On Friday evening last Glenbower Rovers welcomed Cloyne to Killeagh for a 1/4 final clash in the U21 football championship. On a cold but calm evening Glenbower took early control of this game with our midfield and half backs and half forward lines working hard but failed to make this adequately count on the scoreboard and an eager Cloyne outfit made them pay with a good goal coming up to half time leaving the score 7pts to 1-2 at the break. Glenbower upped the tempo in the second half but again were guilty of missing some good chances in front of goal. However this didn't upset them and some great scores from O'Brien and Cahill pushed them into a good lead and when the Cloyne full back picked up his 2nd yellow card and they were reduced to 14 players, Killeagh were able to finish out the game picking off some good scores, but credit to a young Cloyne team they made Glenbower work hard for these scores and the game ended with the home team advancing to the semi-final on a score of 14pts to 1-3. Glenbower Rovers now advance to a semi final meeting with Glenville who had a good win over a fancied Castlelyons side on Saturday evening.

Team: 1.Colin Cunningham 2. Ben Wharton 3. Mark Coleman 4. Bobby McCarthy 5. Darragh Cahill 6. Allen Keniry 7. Aidan Morrison 8. Ciaran O'Brien 9. David Cahill 10. Colin Cunningham 11. Mathew Murphy 12. Jerome Glavin 13. Shane Smiddy 14. Daniel Walsh 15. Declan Long.

Subs used Dylan Coleman, David Murphy and Dermot Motherway.

Golf Society:

Membership fees for GAA Club and Golf Society are now due. Golf Society membership fee is €30 on top of Killeagh GAA Club membership. Society Outings First outing of 2014 will be to Youghal Golf Club on Sunday March 30th. Further information and time sheet details are with Ray Rochford on 0872330054 and visitors are welcome to play.

Juvenile News:

Feile Football 2014 Our U14 football squad took part in the round robin series of qualifiers for this years Feile competition. Eire Og hosted both Killeagh-Itas and Sliabh Rua on Saturday March 22nd. They played Sliabh Rua in their first game at 11.00am. Although Sliabh Rua were very strong they fought hard in the first half and felt unlucky in not scoring by half-time. Then, from the throw-in for the second half, they gifted them two goals before they got into the contest. They managed to get a grip of themselves and, playing the football their mentors want them to play, they outscored their opponents in the second half. they scored two goals and two points but it was not enough to gain a win. They played the hosts, Eire Og, in their second game at 1.00pm. They were a far superior outfit and played a cracking brand of fast and furious football. The lads changed their line-up to try and combat their opponents style but they were equal to any challenge that came their way. They won out easily in the end but Killeagh-Itas did manage to keep them scoreless for the entire second half.

Despite the two losses it was good for the club and the squad to take part in a national competition and there were plenty of positives to take home. A squad of twenty-five players turned up for the two games and everyone played a part in the games. They had good support from the parents who came to see the games. They were provided with food and drinks in comfortable surroundings by the host club Eire Og and they looked after the players and mentors very well during the visit.

The players themselves played as well as they could and despite the momentous task they faced at times, they never let their heads go down and continued to fight until the end of each game. Also a big thank you to their coaches who give their time to train and teach the lads.

U16’s Killeagh-Ita’s 3-7 St. Colman’s 1-6

As the headline says, it did exactly like it said on the tin. Our second league game of the season was played in Páirc Uí Chinnéide on Saturday 22nd March. Despite breaking even in possession in the first half, at times we made some bad decisions which cost us as St. Colman’s caught us on the break more than once to leave us trailing 1-6 to 1-1 at halftime. However, we literally kicked on in the second half and made much better use of the possession we were still winning comfortably. Kevin Murphy and Cathal Deane won an amount of ball in midfield and scores by Eoin Fitzgibbon and Jamie Landers to mention a few meant that by full time we were comfortable 3-7 to 1-6 winners. St. Colman’s were kept scoreless in the second half and this was a well deserved win for the lads on home soil. Thanks to all the players for their commitment, particularly to the Under 14 boys (Adrian, Richie and Dylan) who made themselves available after having already played two Féile football games in Ovens that morning.

Team: Adrian Galvin, Luke Fogarty, Emmet Barron, Shane Kearney, Christy Coughlan, Jack O’Rourke, Fergal Smiddy, David Ogbebor, Cathal Deane, Eoin Fitzgibbon, Kevin Murphy, Keane Kelly Budds, Fionn McDonnell, Jamie Landers, Aaron Walsh.

Subs: Andrew Leahy, Sean Walsh, Jamie Clifford, Dylan Hogan, Richie Long.

U10 footballers begin their 2014 season in Rostellan The Rebel Óg U10 Monster Blitz season began last Saturday with Gaelic Football in idyllic Aghada. It was, as normal, a smoothly run event where we had a great turn out of 22 players. Two evenly split teams were fielded with our teams playing three games each against Aghada, Cobh (2 teams), Youghal (2 teams) and Glanmire. The overall results package included 3 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats.

The base skill level shown by Killeagh was quite high as was in evidence in previous training sessions but the most positive aspect with this group of players is their willingness to learn the skills of the game and put them into practise every time they play. The teams on Saturday were:

Team 1: Daniel Walsh, Conor Meade, Rory Motherway, Tommy Morrison, Danny Fitzgerald, Darragh O'Brien, Pierce Geary, Eoin Kelly, Sean O' Riordan, Jack O'Connor, Ruairi Mackey, Diarmuid Buckley.

Team 2: Ben Budds, Callum Martin Whyte, Ben Fogarty, David Buckley, Fergal Danaher, Ciaran Brennan, Dylan McCarthy, Colm Leahy, Daniel Griffin, Fergal Danaher. U7 & U8

Killeagh Ita's under 7 and 8 boys have been back training for hurling and football since 15th February last and are all working very hard on their skills in preparation for their first monster blitz of the year. We started off with training in the ball alley for the first three weeks but we have taken to the pitch for the last few weeks and braved the elements. All players should be at the pitch by 10.00 am ready for action. We expect to field three teams and we are really looking forward to the Monster Blitz.

U12 Killeagh-Itas 6-13 St Vincent’s 0-8

Our U12 opened their league campaign in great style last Saturday afternoon. Playing with the wind in the first half, our forwards were in super form scoring 4 goals and 11 points. Our backs held strong holding St Vincent’s scoreless in the first half. In the second half the lads played a steady game scoring 2-2 and were well in control only allowing St Vincent’s 8 points. Well done lads

Team Christian Coughlan Brian Murphy Ryan Farquhar Padraig Landers Remy Bernard Robbie Treacy Ben Jennings David Collins Ben O’Connor Adam Danagher Ciaran Leahy Paul Kent Darragh Coleman Ciaran O’Rourke David Scully Daniel Doherty

Scorers Ben O’Connor 3-6 Paul Kent 1-1 Ciaran Leahy 0-3 Adam Danagher 1-0 Darragh Coleman 1-0 Christian Coughlan 0-1 Robbie Treacy 0-1 Ciaran O’Rourke 0-1


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