Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News

27 April, 2015

Club Lotto Results;

Our latest lotto draw took place on Tuesday April 21st where there was no winner of the €4600 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 4, 14, 22 and 25. €30 lucky dip winners were Mary McCarthy, Dermot O'Connor, Martin Kelly and Ger Collins. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €4800. It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night, April 28th. 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)

EC JAFC: Glenbower Rovers 1-08 Castlemartyr 1-07 played on Sun Apr 25th in Dungourney

Well Done

Congratulations to Killeagh Camogie minors on winning a league title by beating Kilbritain/Timoleague on Saturday in Mahon. The final score was Killeagh 3-07 to Kilbritain/Timoleague 1-03. Well done to all involved.{SR]

'Road to Success':

News update on our new road project is that the project is now out to tender and awaiting returns from a number of interested parties.[KS]

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 society held their latest outing at Water Rock golf course on Saturday April 25th. There was a great turnout for the day's golf and everybody enjoyed both the golf and the golf course. The outing was kindly sponsored by Powers Bar, Mount Uniacke and the prizes were presented to the victorious that Saturday night. Again a very good crowd attended the prize-giving in Power's where Society Captain, Trish Landers gave out the prizes. Results from the outing were: 1st Brendan Galvin with 43pts, 2nd Declan Galvin with 38 pts and 3rd was Declan O'Keeffe with 36pts. Best Gross on the day was Ray Rochford with 22.[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.


Killeagh/Ita's began their Minor Hurling Championship campaign on Wednesday 22nd in Cobh against a very strong, big and physical Blackrock side. This Blackrock team won the P1 U16 county championship two years ago and are hotly tipped to be collecting the silverware at the finale of this competition, however we all know that their is never a sure thing in sport!! Killeagh/Ita's were slow to settle into the game and it wasn't until the second half that they played to their potential however the game had slipped beyond their grasp at that stage. Blackrock stamped their authority on the game from the outset and had 3 points on the scoreboard from play before we claimed two back. Blackrock were quick to respond with a point and a goal. Killian pointed next for us but Blackrock not to be outdone tacked on another 3 points. Dan scored two points for Killeagh/Ita's one from play and one from a free. Blackrock were on the attack constantly and scored another goal before the ref Ted Hayes called time on the first half. Killeagh/Ita's were trailing at the half on a score of 0-6 to 2-7. Dan scored the opening point of the second half but Blackrock were quick to score 3 points back: one from a free and 2 from play. Then disaster struck when Blackrock rose the green flag for a third and thankfully final time. With the scoreboard reading 3-10 to 0-7 and 20 minutes remaining on the clock it was safe to say that Killeagh/Ita's were heading for the loser's group. To give great credit to our minors they never once gave up and hurled to the final whistle and this resulted in some fantastic scoring. Both Dan and Killian scored a goal apiece. Dan was fouled as he headed for goal and was awarded a penalty which he effortlessly converted to a goal. Killian also scored a wonderful goal after being passed the sliotar from Andrew. The final score was 3-15 to 2-9. Blackrock advance to meet St. Finbarrs while we await our pairing in the losers group.[OS]

Team: D Cusack, E Barron, J O'Rourke, K Cantillon, C Coughlan, D O'Brien, K Murphy, D Ogbebor, K Treacy 1-3, K Kelly Budds, A Leahy 0-1, D Landers 1-5, S Desmond, J Mercuchev, C Deane. Subs: P Delaney for S Desmond and E Fitzgibbon for J Mercuchev.


Under 16 hurlers dominate second half to overcome Youghal

This game, played on Monday evening in Youghal, was very competitive up to half time with our boys needing to be at their best to hold a 4-6 to 1-5 half-time lead. Jamie Clifford was our chief scorer, getting three goals in the first half and a fourth after half time. Our backs were however under their own pressure, but full-back Daniel Hickey marshalled the square well. The second half was more one-way traffic as we dominated in every line, with Sean Broderick putting in a huge hour’s work in midfield and Keane Budds, Sean Walsh and Richie Long leading the scoring, giving us an impressive victory in the end.[CM]

Team: Fionn McDonnell, Daragh Geary, Daniel Hickey, James Kent, Barry Motherway, Jamie Landers, Kieran Daly, Keane Budds, Sean Broderick, Richie Long, Sean Walsh, Padraig Leahy, Olin Hennessy, Jamie Clifford, Adrian Galvin, Andrew Foley, Liam McCarthy, Jack Wyse, Richie Landers.


Under 14s complete a busy week with two more wins

Fé 14 Peil: Killeagh-Ita’s 3-15, Kiltha Óg 3-3

Fé 14 Iomáint: Killeagh-Ita’s 4-11, Blarney 1-11

Our Under 14 panel followed up their victory in Carrigaline on Saturday last by notching up two more victories at home in the past week – in football against neighbours Kiltha Óg on Tuesday and in hurling against Blarney on Thursday evening. The football game was only our second game in the league and while we played well in patches with some fine scores, there were times where our lack of match practice also showed. This match might come to be known as the ‘Rice Cup’ game as both sides were forced to line out without key players due to Rice Cup commitments with Midleton CBS the following day. Paul Delaney was our scorer-in-chief in the first half with three points from play, while Darragh O’Connor goaled following a nice pass from Dara Motherway. Having been well on top, we allowed Kiltha back in to the game with 1-1 without reply in the final five minutes of the half. Ag leath am bhíomar chun tosaigh 1-9 i gcoinne 1-2. The second half saw our lethargy continue for another ten minutes before a blistering three minute spell between the 40th and 42nd minute gave us an unassailable lead as we scored 2-2 without reply – fine points from Cathal Fitzgibbon and Oisin McCarthy (each scoring their second point) were followed by Darragh O’Connor’s second goal and Ben O’Connor finishing a fine move for a third. We lapsed again as Kiltha banged in two goals at the other end but finished with two points from Dara Motherway and Remy Bernard to leave us well ahead ag an deireadh.

Team: Robbie Treacy, Brian Murphy, Daniel Lucey, Owen Cosgrove, George Sinclair, Robert Sinclair, Danny Cunningham, Karl O’Toole (0-1), Oisin McCarthy (0-2), Dara Motherway (0-1), Cian McDonald (0-1), Cathal Fitzgibbon (0-2), Paul Delaney (0-4), Darragh O’Connor (2-1), David Kelly (0-2), Ben O’Connor (1-0), Christian Coughlan, David Collins, Remy Bernard (0-1).

Forty-eight hours later, we had our full squad back, some of whom were playing their fourth game in six days, as we welcomed Blarney to Páirc Uí Chinnéide for our third league game in the Premier 2 league. The legs were a bit heavy in a sluggish first-half display where our backs were more impressive than our forwards, with full-back line Paul Delaney, Danny Cunningham and Cian McDonald very busy, and our half-back line of Robert, Ryan and Richie also doing well. However, Blarney led by 1-3 to 0-4 after twenty minutes, which included a goal after just seven minutes. Nonetheless, at half time we had battled back to be level at 1-5 apiece, with sub Ben O’Connor getting a crucial goal just before half time and Daniel Lucey also very effective at full-forward. The second half saw another blistering spell, not unlike Tuesday evening’s game, which yielded 1-3 in the first four minutes, with Cathal Fitzgibbon and Dara Motherway (2) pointing and Karl O’Toole rattling the net with a goal. We then retreated and Blarney totally dominated the next fifteen minutes, outscoring us by five points to one to reduce the deficit to two