Killeagh GAA Club News

24 September, 2014

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C Sept 22nd 2014 .
A Good Man Gone, Gone Too Soon
We begin our notes this week with sad news of the untimely passing of Sean Lavery after a short illness. Sean came to live in Killeagh parish at the end of the last century and immediately began imparting his vast Gaelic football coaching expertise to teams of all ages. In the intervening years, Sean helped numerous teams to success at regional and county level, especially many Inch Rovers under-age ladies football teams and Glenbower Rovers teams, including at Under 21 (County winners in 2011) and Junior level (East Cork winners 2011-2013). However, Sean was just as committed with many teams that didn’t enjoy success, for example, our Under 13 and Under 14 team who he coached this year along with Tom Kelly. In spite of his failing health, Sean was adamant last Saturday that he wanted to see his beloved Inch Rovers U12 Girls play in the County Semi-Final, and he gave his usual passionate half-time talk to the team. It was upsetting for these girls, the Under 13 and Under 14 boys, and all involved with Inch Rovers, Killeagh and St.Ita’s who knew Sean, when we heard of his passing on Tuesday morning. Our deepest sympathies go to Sean’s family – his wife Mary, son Ross, daughter Aisling, his brothers and sisters, nephews, nieces and extended family. Sean got a fine send-off on Thursday with a beautiful funeral Mass in his local Inch church, concelebrated by Fr. Tim Hazelwood and Fr. Pat Corkery, followed by burial in Killeagh and a get-together for all in Killeagh GAA Clubhouse. Many people had travelled from the other end of the country to pay their respects to Sean and it was of some comfort to them to learn of how well he had served his community through his coaching and volunteer work in the local GAA club. A big thank you to all those who came up trumps once again in helping out by providing trays and boxes of sandwiches, cakes and refreshments, and for serving the many who returned to Páirc Uí Chinnéide on Thursday. On days like this we realise that being part of a GAA club is much more than about seeking success on the field, important and all as that is. Goodbye Sean, your memory and your legacy will live on whenever Gaelic football is played in these parts.
Club Lotto Results;
There was no winner of this week's jackpot and the jackpot for our next draw will be €12200.
Numbers drawn were 4, 18, 23 and 24.
Lucky dip winners were Bridie Collins, Stacey Lewis, Paul Motherway and Clem C/O Mahony’s.
Thanks to everyone who supports our weekly lotto draw. Lotto draw takes place in clubhouse every Tuesday night.
Wear the Green
We continue to ask the community to put up the Green and White in support of all our teams. The minor final replay takes place in Pairc Ui Rinn on Mon Sept 22nd at 7.30pm. Our U21’s County Semi-Final is being played on Fri Sept 26th against Na Piarsaigh in Pairc Ui Rinn at 6.15pm. Be seen and wear the Green.
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.
County JAFC Quarter-Final: Glenbower Rovers 0-07 Millstreet 2-05
East Cork JBFC: Ballinacurra 2-15 Glenbower Rovers 0-02
Juvenile News:
Cork County Minor Hurling Final : Killeagh-Ita’s 3-15 Sarsfields 2-18 Replay on Monday Sept 22nd in Pairc Ui Rinn at 7.30pm
Minor Hurlers Bring Big Buzz But Must Go Again
Carrigaline Court Premier 1 Minor Hurling County Final Killeagh-Ita’s 3-15, Sarsfields 2-18
Oh what a night! What a game! Like Kilkenny and Tipperary, this was one that neither side deserved to lose. From Gary Leahy’s opening point in the first minute to Sars’ equaliser in the 62nd, this was unbelievable stuff. Like they had done in the semi-final, our boys raced out of the blocks and had scorched into a 2-5 to 0-1 lead by the eighteenth minute. The two goals, from man-of-the-match Shane Smiddy on 16 minutes, and the second by Brendan Delaney two minutes later, were of the highest quality – Shane’s for his persistence and ruthless finish, Brendan’s for the exquisite teamwork involved and a ‘Playstation’ pass from Eoghan Keniry. Sars were struggling, but they gradually came into the game and a goal on 23 minutes followed by 5 quick points before half time narrowed our lead at the half hour to just one score as we led by 2-6 to 1-6. Our hopes were further dashed on the resumption as we had to continue battle without our centre-back Darragh O’Brien who had to retire after injury sustained in an accidental collision after just 5 minutes. Sars continued to score fine points but a brilliant Gary Leahy goal on 38 minutes gave us another cushion. However, Sars’ second goal on 42 minutes reduced the margin to two – 3-9 to 2-10 – and by the 46th minute, after 1-4 without reply, our opponents led by 2-14 to 3-10. Dan Landers (2), Dan Smiddy, Andrew Leahy and Shane Smiddy all got crucial points for us in a frantic final eleven minutes, but Sars kept their nerve and scored the final two points to draw the game and bring us all back to Páirc Ui Rinn for the eagerly awaited replay on Monday 22nd. We’ve won Under 12 and Under 13 league titles this year in extra time, hopefully we can do the same in the ‘extra hour’ of the Minor Final!
Team: Colin Walsh, Jack O’Rourke, Bobby McCarthy, Eoin O’Connor, Kevin Murphy, Darragh O’Brien, Darragh Cahill, Padraig Walsh (0-2), Brendan Delaney (1-0), Eoghan Keniry, Dan Landers (0-8, 0-6f), Shane Smiddy (1-2), Andrew Leahy (0-1), Gary Leahy (1-1), Killian Treacy. Subs used: Cathal Deane, Dan Smiddy (0-1).
Parish Leagues Continue To Thrill
Our Under 12 Parish Leagues got going on Thursday last with four games, two in football and two in hurling, while our Under 10 Leagues on Tuesday saw Round 2 of games. There’s great excitement and skill on display. Keep it going lads, we’re really enjoying watching and we hope ye are enjoying playing.
U12 Parish Leagues Hurling & Football Results from September 18th
David Collins red team beat Padraig Landers green team by 4 goals and 6 points to 1 goal and 3 points.
Paul Kent’s orange team beat Ciaran O Rourke’s blue team by 5 goals and 7 points to 4 goals and 8 points.
Robbie Treacy’s red team beat Brian Murphy’s blue team by 3 goals and 4 points to 1 goal and 2 points.
Ciaran Leahy’s orange team beat Ben O Connor’s green team by 9 goals and 5 points to 4 goals and 8 points.
Next round hurling & football Thursday September 25th at 5.45pm
Please wear your team colour
Please attend and don’t let your team down
Paul Kent (Hurling Captain) Ciaran Leahy (Football Captain) Remy Bernard Tony Mc Carthy David Scully Colm Treacy David Buttimer David Buckley Danny Fitzgerald
Padraig Landers (Hurling Captain) Ben O Connor (Football Captain) Ryan Farquahar Darragh Coleman Callum Magner Ben Fogarty Aaron Fitzgibbon Ciaran Brennan Ben Budds Darragh O Leary
David Collins (Hurling Captain) Robbie Treacy Football Captain) Christian Coughlan Darragh Buckley Colin Desmond Jamie Fogarty Eoin Brenner Rory Lynch Rory Motherway Conor Meade
Ciaran O’Rourke (Hurling Captain) Brian Murphy (Football Captain) Ben Jennings Adam Danaher Daniel Doherty Paudie Mackey Colm Landers Jack Flanagan Daniel Walsh, Tommy Morrison.                
U10 Parish Leagues Hurling & Football Results from September 16th
Conor Meade’s red team beat Daniel Walsh’s blue team on a score line of 7 goals and 3 points to 3 goals
Darragh O’Learys green team beat Rory Motherway yellow team by 4 goals and 1 point to 1 goal and 3 points.
Ben Budds yellow team beat David Buckley’s red team on a score line of 6 goals and 3 points to 5 goals and 2 points
Ben Fogarty’s green team beat Ciaran Brennan’s blue team by 6 goals and 1 point to 3 goals and 3 points.
Daniel Walsh (Hurling captain) Ciaran Brennan (Football Captain) Callum Martin Whyte Eric Millerick Dylan McCarthy Ruairi Mackey Liam Considine Michael Doherty Barry Walsh Michael Donovan Colm Cowhig.
Rory Motherway(Hurling Captain) Ben Budds (Football Captain) Evan Daly Fergal Danaher Darragh O’Brien Diarmuid Buckley Daniel Griffen Ethan O’Driscoll Ben Walsh Conor Burns Sean Lynch.
Conor Meade (Hurling Captain) David Buckley (Football Captain) Tommy Morrison Adam Long Pierce Geary Sean O’Riordan Luke Barrett Sean Meade James Connon Michael Gould Fionn Murphy (Inch).
Darragh O’Leary(Hurling Captain) Ben Fogarty (Football Captain) Danny Fitzgerald Aaron Millner Colm Leahy Jack O’Connor Eoin Kelly Fionn Murphy (Killeagh) Harry Connon Cathal Landers Jamie Hyde.
Next Round Tues September 23rd
Finals (A&B Finals) Tues September 30th (under lights)
Hurling and Football played each night.  Start 6.30 finishes at 7.45
Under 10s have fun in the sun, in Pairc Ui Rinn
It was Monster Blitz Day in Pairc Ui Rinn on Saturday last with hundreds of Under 9 and Under 10 boys from all over the county hurling like the blazes for as long as they could. Our two teams played Charleville, Newtonshadrum, Nemo Rangers and St. Colm’s and had a day to remember, also meeting 2013 All-Star Seamie Harnedy and (hopefully) 2014 All-Star Conor Lehane with the Munster Senior Hurling Cup. Maybe our Under 10 boys will upstage the team of 2014 and get to a Premier CountyMinor Final in 2022!!