Killeagh GAA Notes

01 March, 2015

Club Lotto Results;

Our latest lotto draw took place on Tuesday 24th Feb where there was no winner of the €3000 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 6, 11, 21 and 26. Lucky dip winners of €30 were Catherine Hennessy, Michael Keniry, Ester Byrne andEugene Harte. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €3200. It will take place as usual in our clubhouse on Tuesday March 2nd. Thanks to everyone who supports our weekly lotto draw.

When We All Went To The Dogs

The souvenir programme will be a collector’s item in years to come (believe me!), while the abating of the afternoon’s wild weather didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the large Killeagh community and its add-ons who converged on Curraheen Park in their hundreds on Saturday evening last. Some of us were making our first visit to the plush venue which is much more than just a greyhound stadium, while others were more seasoned and familiar with its geography. We saw 11 exciting races, mingled with family and friends, while many were well fed and watered on the premises also. Those who followed the Burgess franchise ended up in the black in monetary terms after JJ and Sheila’s pair – Burgess Four and Burgess Rumble - both led at the finish in their respective races. (Thanks to Chairman Kieran, many benefitted from the programme nap. A new career in taking on the bookies, Kieran?). All in all, a great night saw everyone go home content in the knowledge that the purpose of the venture – to raise enough funds to get rid of those ever-increasing (in size and number) potholes in our driveway in Páirc Uí Chinnéide – had been fulfilled.

What happens now? We go to tender in the next few weeks to seek a suitable partner to undertake this big task of completing our driveway, and we hope to have the work completed sometime during the summer of 2015. So enjoy avoiding (or perhaps not!) those big craters for the next few weeks because hopefully by the next winter they will be a distant memory (unlike that programme!) A huge thank you to everyone who contributed in any way to make this fundraiser the success it was – it was a mammoth effort from our whole community, not just the GAA ‘die-hards’ but many others also. Finally, for the record, those much sought-after iPhones went to Liam Burns from Inch and to John Doyle (son of the famous Holycross corner-back eight-All-Ireland winner), while the All-Ireland tickets went to Padraig and Donncha Ahern from Ladysbridge.

Hurling/Football;

Details of Cork SHL fixtures and 1st round draw of Cork SHC are available on website. Details of East Cork League and Championship draws are also available on our website, just click Killeagh GAA in the results window to view.

Killeagh 3-04 Bride Rovers 1-03

Our senior hurlers commenced their Red FM SHL season with a good win over Bride Rovers. The game was played in Killeagh and unfortunately the elements did not lend themselves to an attractive game. The players on both sides deserve great praise for their performance in such difficult weather and the supporters for both teams must also be commended for their attendance. Both teams started lively but it took a while for the first score which was a goal for Bride Rovers. Killeagh came straight back at Rovers from the puck-out and were rewarded with a fine goal from current Cork player, Andy Walsh from a rather difficult angle. Killeagh capitalised from good team pressure and woeful shooting by their opponents and were further rewarded with a second goal from Dan Landers. Dan also pitched in with a point and was joined on the scoreboard by Dinny Walsh and Sean Long who scored a point each. Following sustained pressure by Killeagh Sean Long finished great Killeagh play with a superbly taken goal from an almost impossible angle. The teams went in at half time with Killeagh ahead on a score of 3-03 to 1-00. As the wind got worse for the second half it was proving difficult for either team to turn any meaningful attack into scores. Killeagh managed only one point in the second half while Bride Rovers fared a little better with just three points. Still despite the low score, a win is a win and it was a good start

to the league for the players and management. The players did all they were asked and each one contributed to a well deserved opening win.

Team: B Rochford, A Keniry, P O'Brien, B Keniry, D Cahill, B Barry, K Lane, A Walsh, S Treacy, E Keniry, D Walsh, S Smiddy, D Cahill, S Long, D Landers. Subs Used: C Fogarty, M Fitzgerald, P O'Neill, B Delaney.

Fixtures/Results:

Cork SHL: Killeagh 3-04 Bride Rovers 1-03 played in Killeagh on March 1st at 12.00pm

Div 2 EC FL Glenbower Rovers 0-07 v Russell Rovers 0-14 played Friday 27th Feb at 8 pm in Killeagh,

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:

Captain 2015: Trish Landers President 2015: Kieran Scully

Annual Margaret Rochford and Tom Fitzgibbon Memorial Trophies:

A very successful charity outing was held in West Waterford Golf Club on Tuesday, February 24th. Seventy seven players turned up to play golf for the Open Invitational Margaret Rochford and Tom Fitzgibbon Memorial Trophies with proceeds going to the charity, Aid Cancer Treatment (ACT). Ray Rochford also received many donations from supporters who could not play on the day. Overall winners were Mr. Shane Kelly and Mr. Luke Swayne. Ray presented the Margaret Rochford trophy to Shane and Society Captain Trish Treacy presented the Tom Fitzgibbon trophy to Luke. Ray congratulated both players on two great scorecards for the day. He thanked everybody for taking part in the outing and gave special mention to those who travelled long distances to play on the day. He praised and thanked Mr. Austin Spratt and all the staff at West Waterford Golf Club in helping with the outing and also for the fantastic course and facilities. Results were as follows: Shane Kelly 43 pts, Luke Swayne 42 pts, Paudie O'Brien 41pts, Best Gross Tim Murphy, Bertie Hallahan 41pts, Noel Murray 40pts

Killeagh GAA Golf Society have details of their annual away weekend of golf for 2015. It will take place on the weekend of March 6th and 7th. A great value weekend deal has been secured at the Majestic Hotel, Tramore. To book your stay please phone the hotel direct on 051381761 quoting Ann Rochford Killeagh GAA Group Deal. Also, there is great value to be had on the two golfing venues of Tramore on Friday 6th and in Faithlegg on Sat 7th. Information and further details on this great annual weekend are available on our GAA website or from Ray on 0872330054.

Society membership now due...€30 on top of Killeagh GAA Club membership

Juvenile Notes:

Training

Training for all players continues this week as per text notifications. If, for any reason, a player cannot turn up for a training session it is very important to let your trainer know that you will be absent.

Minors blown off course in Pilmore

Killeagh-Ita’s 1-2, Mayfield 1-4, Eastern A MFL

Our minor footballers began their league campaign for 2015 in windswept Pilmore last Sunday morning, with reiteoir John Kirby in charge. We were quite understrength due to injuries and hurling commitments elsewhere, but bainisteoir Colm Crowley was pleased with the effort from his young squad (only five players on the age). The swirling wind spoilt the game from a scoring point of view, although both teams commendably tried to play good football. Scores were difficult to secure, with Andrew Leahy getting our only score in the first half as Mayfield led by 2 points to 1 at the break. Kenneth Cantillon was in excellent form at right-half back, while Darren Cusack and Padraig Delaney worked hard around the middle. Aaron Walsh converted a penalty early in the second half and this was followed by a point from Padraig Delaney’s free in the 42nd minute to give us a three point lead – 1-2 to 0-2. However, the dreaded black card then crippled us for the second week in a row (Under 16 last week!) as we again lost our full-back and had to re-arrange our team as a result. An opportunist goal from Mayfield and a couple of late points gave them the win. Next up for our team is a trip to our neighbours Youghal in two weeks’ time.

Team: Darragh O’Brien, Jamie Landers, Jack O’Rourke, Shane Kearney, Kenneth Cantillon, Emmet Barron, Christy Coughlan, David Ogbebor, Darren Cusack, Aaron Walsh, Padraig Delaney, Keane Budds, Eoin Fitzgibbon, Andrew Leahy, Corey Broderick, Fergal Smiddy.