Killeagh GAA Club News

02 November, 2014

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News          
NEWSLETTER FOR W/C Nov 3rd 2014 .
Club Lotto Results;
There was no winner of this week's jackpot and the jackpot for our next draw will be €13,400.
Numbers drawn were 5, 9, 17 and 26.
Lucky dip winners were Kieran Lane, B Rochford/K O'Brien, Sheila Spillane and Eleanor Herlihy.
Thanks to everyone who supports our weekly lotto draw. Lotto draw takes place in clubhouse every Tuesday night.
Annual General Meeting:
The AGM of Killeagh GAA Club will be held in the club meeting room on Monday December 1st 2014 commencing at 7.30pm. All members are cordially invited to attend and we look forward to seeing you all on the night.
Wear the Green
Please continue to support all our players: Our junior 'B' footballers are still involved in the league play-offs and are awaiting ties to be played in order to fulfill fixtures. Our junior 'B' hurlers are also involved in a league title chance and they, too, are waiting on ties to be played before they know their opponents.  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.

Golf Society:
The society has a Tuesday outing to Mount Juliet Golf Club on Tuesday November 4th. There are two places remaining on time sheet for this outing. Please contact Ray on 0872330054 for more details on the fantastic offers available with this outing.
Juvenile Notes:
Minors Come Up Short In Deluge
Premier 1 Minor Hurling League Final Douglas 5-9, Killeagh-Ita’s 4-8
Our brave minor hurling team finished their long 2014 campaign on Saturday last in Ballinlough. Unfortunately for both teams and their die-hard supporters, the game was played in an unrelenting barrage of wind and rain, which made conditions on the pitch almost unplayable, and off the pitch very uncomfortable. Well done to the supporters for sticking it out under absolutely no shelter, and well done to both teams for giving 100% on a truly awful day for hurling. Striking the ball cleanly was almost impossible, players slipped and slid all over the place, and yet we saw some fantastic scores, great high fielding and blocking, and ultimately victory to Douglas by virtue of their strong display from the 45th to 55th minute, when they turned a two-point deficit (4-3 to 3-8) into a seven point lead (5-9 to 3-8). In spite of Shane Smiddy’s late goal (just reward for an outstanding display, particularly in the second half when he plucked four balls from the sky in seemingly impossible situations), we were unable to close the gap any further. Well done to this panel of players and to their management team of Niall, Colm and Brendan who have collectively given outstanding service this year. While the rewards for 2014 are not immediately apparent, the rewards for the club in the medium and long term from this fine crop of players should be great.

Dates for your Diary:
While things will be quietening down on the pitch for the next few weeks, it’s all go off the pitch. These are some important dates to take note of:
Thursday November 6th 7.45 p.m. Our final Juvenile Meeting before our AGM – open to all club members and parents of juvenile players. Some things to wrap up and others to be organised. Come along for just one hour.
Thursday November 20th 7.30 p.m. Juvenile AGM – our look back at the 2014 season and planning for 2015, which starts on November 21st! Be there to share in the reflections and to give your opinions.
Saturday November 29th 7.15 – 11.00 p.m. Juvenile Dinner & 2014 Medal Presentation in Garryvoe Hotel – for all juvenile players from Under 12 to Under 16, their families, parents, grandparents, aunties & uncles ….. We will have medal presentations for our victorious Under 12, Under 13 and Under 16 teams, nice food as usual at the Garryvoe, and a disco to keep the fitness levels up! Tickets now on sale at €15.00 for adults (or big children who need an adult’s dinner!) and €10.00 for children. Get your tickets from Ursula (087-6292646), Liz (087-6137393) or Karen (086-6071510).
Sunday December 14th 11.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. Bag Packing in Tesco, Market Green. Can you give an hour of your time to smile and pack shopping bags for customers (multi-tasking, which proves too difficult for some of us!!) in Tesco, Midleton? Christine (087-9592346) is taking names now.
Also our Annual Table Quiz (for Adults!) will take place as usual in the days after Christmas – no date finalised yet but watch this space!