Killeagh GAA Club News

01 September, 2014


NEWSLETTER FOR W/C Sept 1st 2014 .
Club Lotto Results;
There was no winner of this week's jackpot and the jackpot for our next draw will be €11600.
Thanks to everyone who supports our weekly lotto draw. Lotto draw takes place in clubhouse every Tuesday night.
Wear the Green
Following on from the fantastic success of Killeagh/Itas U16 & U13 teams in County competitions in the last couple of weeks we would ask the community to put up the Green and White for the U21 East Cork Final on Saturday 6th and Premier 1 Minor County Final on Monday 16th September. Be seen and wear the Green. The minor final takes place in Pairc Ui Rinn and the U21 final takes place in Cobh.
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.
Golf Society:
The society would  like to advise of their next outing which will be held at Cork Golf Club on Saturday Sept 13th. Deposit  are due now to secure a place on the time sheet. Please contact Ray Rochford on 0872330054 for tee times and further details.
Juvenile News:
U13s win a thriller in extra time
Rebel Óg Eastern A Hurling League Final Killeagh-Ita’s 7-17, Aghabullogue 8-6
Unbelievable drama and excitement was the order of the day in Nemo Rangers GAA Grounds on Friday evening last as our Under 13 hurlers captured the first ever Rebel Óg Eastern trophy for the club by winning the Eastern A League in dramatic fashion. This was a contest of high quality with excellence on display from both teams – goal scoring, point-taking, free-taking, hooking, blocking, tackling and catching – which was a joy to watch. What a pity there had to be a loser, but thankfully, for our boys, this time we came out on top. The game started with an Aghabullogue point but Ryan McCarthy got us off the mark when a long-distance free went all the way to the net. Scores were hard to come by in the first quarter, at the end of which we led by 1-1 to 0-2, Ciaran Leahy getting the first of his three points. Our boys dominated the second quarter and added six more points from play. Unfortunately we also conceded three frees which were expertly converted by Aghabullogue’s brilliant midfielder, and we also shot eight wides in that first half (Aghabullogue had 3). So even though we led by 1-7 to 0-5 at half-time, it looked like it might not be enough as we had to turn around to play against the strong wind.
The second half was a goal-fest, but more for our opponents than us. David Kelly’s beautiful point, a free from Ryan and a goal from Ben O’Connor gave us a 2-9 to 0-6 advantage after 40 minutes, but Aghabullogue thundered back with two quick goals to reduce the margin to three. 1-3 without reply (Ben’s second goal, two points from Olan and another from Ciaran) in the next eight minutes restored our nine-point advantage, but when it looked like we had one hand on the trophy, as can happen in hurling, Aghabullogue blitzed us with 3 goals in the last seven minutes. Both sides had chances to win it, but at the end of the hour, it was all square, 3-12 to 5-6. A quick turn-around was ordered by the referee with light fading, and thankfully our fitness and accuracy helped us to get a firm grip on the game in the first half of extra time. Daniel Lucey’s second point was followed by a goal from Dara. Aghabullogue replied with a goal of their own but then Darragh O’Connor finished to the net and a point from Ben gave us a five-point cushion. Would it be enough against the wind? Now our backs took control with Danny Cunningham, George Sinclair and Paul Delaney unbeatable. Darragh added a sixth goal for us and Olan Broderick put the finishing touches to our victory with a goal in the final minute. 7-17 to 8-6 was the final score of an amazing game. Well done to both teams for outstanding effort! These Aghabullogue boys are a serious team and no doubt we will meet them again up the line! Great cheers accompanied the presentation of the League trophy to captain fantastic Ryan McCarthy by cathaoirleach Donie Cahill, and the parade through Killeagh followed by the nicest ice-cream in County Cork (thanks Ursula!) made it a night to remember!
Team: Robbie Treacy, Danny Cunningham, Cian McDonald, Paul Delaney, Karl O’Toole, Ryan McCarthy (1-2), Richie Landers, Cathal Fitzgibbon, Ben O’Connor (2-2), Owen Cosgrove, Dara Motherway (1-1), Olan Broderick (1-5), Ciaran Leahy (0-3), Daniel Lucey (0-2), Darragh O’Connor (2-0), Robert Sinclair (0-1), David Kelly (0-1), George Sinclair, Oisin McCarthy, Olan Coleman, Aaron O’Connell, Brian Murphy.
Minors one step away from Premier 1 glory
Rebel Óg Premier 1 Minor Hurling Championship Semi-Final
Killeagh-Ita’s 1-18, Valley Rovers 1-15
It took a mighty effort, but our minor hurlers got over the line against a never-say-die Valley Rovers team in the Carrigaline Court Premier 1 Minor Hurling Championship in  Páirc Uí Rinn on Wednesday evening last. A blistering start gave us a gentle cushion from start to finish, although it was never possible to say the game was won until the very last whistle. Padraig Walsh scored our first point after 19 seconds, and by the fifth minute we led by 1-4 to 0-2, with Dan Landers gaoling after two minutes. Would it be easy? Certainly not, as Valleys battled away and were rewarded with a goal on the 22nd minute following a goal-line scramble. Eoghan Keniry, Dan Landers and Killian Treacy did the bulk of the scoring for our boys, while Darragh Cahill, Bobby McCarthy and Eoin O’Connor were playing brilliantly in defence. A half-time lead of 1-13 to 1-8 was positive, but more was needed. Our second-half performance was down a notch on the first, but this was thanks to the huge efforts made by our opponents. Dan Landers (2), Gary Leahy, with an excellent score from the left touchline, and a brilliant point from Dan Smiddy with his first touch, kept us ahead, and a free from Dan with three minutes to go gave us a four-point lead. Valleys pointed in the 60th minute and had two late attacks where they tried to breach our defence, but our boys held firm, and came out with a hard-earned victory. This qualifies us to play hot favourites Sarsfields in the final on Monday September 15th. One thing is sure; this team will give it every effort!
Team: Colin Walsh, Jack O’Rourke, Bobby McCarthy, Eoin O’Connor, Darragh Cahill, Darragh O’Brien, Kevin Murphy, Brendan Delaney, Padraig Walsh (0-1), Eoghan Keniry (0-4), Dan Landers (1-8, 1 free, 4 ‘65s), Shane Smiddy (0-1), Andrew Leahy, Gary Leahy (0-1), Killian Treacy (0-2). Subs used: Dan Smiddy (0-1), Cathal Deane.
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