Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News

20 April, 2015

Our latest lotto draw took place on Tuesday April 14th where there was no winner of the €4400 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 3, 19, 24 and 27. €30 lucky dip winners were Colman Motherway, Liz Sinclair, P Higgins and Niall Dunphy. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €4600. It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night, April 21st. Thanks to everyone who supports our weekly lotto draw.[RN]


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.

Div 4 Hurling

Our Division 4 team will train each Thursday at 7 pm. Any one interested in joining or taking part in training can contact Martin Fitzgerald on 0863060754. Hoping interested people will row in to support Martin and his selectors.[RR] Fixtures/Results:

Cork SHC 1st Round: Killeagh V Midleton on Sunday May 17th at 3.30pm in Castlemartyr(ET)

Red FM SHL: Killeagh 0-11 Carrigtwohill 1-24 played in Killeagh on Friday April 17th

Cardiac Screening Day at Killeagh GAA Club

Saturday May 9th

Killeagh Gaa Complex is holding a Cardiac Screening day for all people of any age in the community on Saturday May 9th from 9.30am - 4.45pm. Screening is available to any person in the community and surrounding area who wishes to participate. Each screening will take 20-25 minutes.

Bookings can be made online using the website or over the phone on 1890 300 333 or via email Book Early to avoid disappointment.

Click on ‘book a Cardiac Sports Screening’ The clinic code is: killeagh

People can use Credit or Debit cards to book an appointment. Anyone with LAYA is FREE but must make a booking also. Everyone else must pay the €65 fee which is tax deductible. Anyone with other health insurance may be able to claim a % back dependent on their policy. Please consult with your own insurer to check if applicable.

We hope all players, members & people from the local community will avail of the screening. There is never a better time than NOW to start a health initiative and get yourself checked out.

Why undergo a Cardiac Screening?

•Up to 100 young people die each year in Ireland from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS)

•1 in 300 people may have a cardiac abnormality

•The national register recently reported that the incidents of SADS are higher in Ireland than many other European countries.

•In Italy cardiac screening is mandatory for anyone aged 12 to 35 years involved in competitive sport for the past 25 years. They have reduced the incidents of SADS by 89%.

•The GAA’s Medical Scientific and Welfare Committee and the International Rugby Board recommend cardiac screening for all players over the age of 14 years

•The European Society of Cardiology & the International Olympic Committee recommends cardiac screening.

•Heartaid’s service is based on the recommendations of the above named organisations.

Should anyone have further queries relating to the Cardiac Screen day please contact 'Heartaid' via any of the contact details above or Padraig McGrath on 087-8575678[PMcG]

Kind Regards

Padraig McGrath

Vice-Chairman Killeagh GAA Club


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

The next society outing will take place on Saturday April 25th at Water Rock GC. For booking available tee-times and further information please contact Ray on 0872330054 [RR]

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

Juvenile Notes:


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.


Championship Countdown Continues...

Killeagh/Ita's Minor's proved to be an unstoppable force in their league game against Na Piarsaigh on Monday13th in Pairc Ui Chinneide. Our boys produced a display of hurling that left spectators speechless and their competitors winded! Killeagh/Ita's and Na Piarsaigh traded a point apiece to settle the nerves however our intent was shown from the off when Dave Ogbebor rose the green flag scoring a fantastic goal after being passed the ball by Cathal within minutes of the game starting. Na Piarsaigh replied with two points but Keane and Daniel both responded in kind and split the posts with two well taken points. Na Piarsaigh scored one back but Jack Mercuchev was anxious to get his name on the score board and scored a lovely point followed closely by onother from Dan. A very well taken free by Kevin found Dan who scored a splendid goal and Killeagh/Ita's finished the first half comfortably on a score of 2-7 to 0-5. The second half produced some outstanding scores. Andrew Leahy had a very productive second half scoring an amazing 3-2 and Cathal Deane not to be outdone scored 1-1. With the light fading and the game all but over Na Piarsaigh scored a couple of goals but when the final whistle blew Killeagh/Ita's had a very comfortable and deserved win on 6-14 to 2-11.[OS]

Team: D Cussack, E Barron, J O Rourke, Kenneth Cantillon, C Coughlan, D O Brien, K Murphy 0-1, C Deane 1-1, K Treacy 0-1, D Landers 1-5, Keane Kelly Budds 0-1, D Ogbebor 1-2, Jack Mercuchev 0-1, S Desmond, A Leahy 3-2. Subs E Fitzgibbon - S Desmond, C Broderick -C Deane, L Fogarty - D Ogbebor, F Smiddy - K Treacy, A Walsh - D Landers.

Friday 17th saw Killeagh/Ita's travel to Ahavine to take on our near neighbours Fr O'Neills in a thrilling league clash and a very physical encounter. This was the type of game that the boys needed in preparation for Championship on Wednesday 22nd April. We were very unlucky not to have drawn or even won this battle. With a minute or two remaining on the clock and only a point ahead Fr O Neills were awarded a penalty. Declan Dalton had slitor in hand and was goalward bound however Jack O Rourke was equally intent in him not getting there. The ref blew and everyone one watched anxiously, free out for steps and barging or free in for holding? Penalty to Fr O Neills and brillantly taken giving Darren no chance of stopping it. Killeagh Ita's were the first to score when Dan converted a 65, this was his first score of a personal tally of an impressive 1-11. (I wonder was it anything to do with turning 18, wishing you a very happy birthday Dan!) We had only 4 contributors to the score board against Fr O'Neills in comparison to the game against Na Piarsaigh earlier in the week when 8 of our players found range, this is an indication of how tough it was on the playing field. It was a very fast paced game and every puc of the ball was a battle. The battle on the night was won by Fr O'Neills however we fought hard and our game is all the better for it. Full-time score Killeagh/Ita's 1-16 - Fr O'Neills 1-21[OS]

Team: D Cussack, K Cantillon, J O Rourke, E Barron, D O' Brien, K Murphy, C Deane,K Treacy, 0-2 K Kelly Budds 0-1, D Landers 1-11, D Ogbebor, J Mercuchev, S Desmond, A Leahy 0-2. Subs J Landers - C Deane.

Killeagh/Ita's will be meeting Blackrock in Cobh on Wednesday 22nd April. This is our opening match of the 2015 Carrigaline Court Hotel Premier 1 U18 Hurling Championship and throw-in is timed for 7.15pm. The team and mentors would appreciate your support on the night so come along and get behind our boys.[OS]


Fé 14 Iomáint Carraig Ui Leighin 3-1, Cilliath-Íde 2-8

A workmanlike performance produced a hard-earned victory for our Under 14 boys in Carrigaline last Saturday afternoon. The game was played on Carrigaline’s beautiful newly-opened pitch and both teams contributed to a fine contest where scores were scarce. Carrigaline got their opening goal after eight minutes while Olan Broderick opened our account with a pointed free soon after. A fine point from Owen Cosgrove and a third from Ben O’Connor levelled the tie before Carrigaline struck for their second goal. However, the remainder of the first half saw our forwards get their shots on target with Darragh O’Connor goaling and Olan and Ben adding further points. This gave us a half-time lead of 1-6 to 2-0. The second half was even less scores with both defences on top and both sets of forwards wasting numerous opportunities. Cian McDonald, Ryan McCarthy and Richie Landers were all superb in our defence, while Aaron O’Connell also swept up well in the right corner. The game was finely balanced until Ben O’Connor’s goal six minutes from the end, which was followed by a point from Daniel Lucey which his endeavours throughout the game warranted. A late goal from Carrigaline kept it interesting until the end but our victory was deserved. Next game in this league is at home to Blarney on Thursday 23rd with championship just a few weeks away.[CM]

Team: Dara Motherway, Aaron O’Connell, Cian McDonald, Paul Delaney, Oisin McCarthy, Ryan McCarthy, Richie Landers, David Kelly, Karl O’Toole, Cathal Fitzgibbon, Olan Broderick (0-4, 0-2f), Ben O’Connor (1-2), Owen Cosgrove (0-1), Daniel Lucey (0-1), Darragh O’Connor (0-1), Ciaran Leahy, Brian Murphy, Robbie Treacy.


Below is pic of our U10 boys who recently played St. Colmans.


Today saw the first under 8 hurling blitz of the year. We only fielded one team today but the boys showed great determination. There was a very strong wind during the games against Ballincollig, the hosts Carrigtwohill and St. Catherine's. Each week the boys grow in confidence and I have no doubt that we are witnessing stars of the future. Well done boys.[CB]

Calling all 4 year-olds and 5-year olds!

Club Nursery begins Saturday April 25th 12.15-1.00 p.m.

Killeagh-Ita’s Juvenile GAA Club, in conjunction with Inch Rovers and Killeagh Camogie clubs, will begin a weekly “Club Nursery” for all boys and girls aged 4 and 5 every Saturday from April 25th. This new venture is targeting children who are in Junior Infants or are due to start in Junior Infants next September, and this weekly session will be all about fun and friends! Mams and Dads will be coaxed and cajoled to join in the fun also, so young and old, come along with runners and tracksuit (no need for boots, hurleys or helmets yet) to our first session on Saturday April 25th @ 12.15 p.m. Looking forward to seeing you there![CM]