Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News

15 June, 2015

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C June 15th 2015.

Club Lotto Results;

Our latest lotto draw took place on Tuesday June 9th where there was no winner of the €6000 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 12, 17, 26, and 29. €30 lucky dip winners were Johnny Bop Clifford, Seamus Considine, Esther Kearney and John Tattan. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €6200. It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night, June 16th. Thanks to everyone who supports our weekly lotto draw.[RN]

Roadway Project;

Latest update on our roadway is that following a healthy reply with competitive tenders receivedfor the project, preparatory groundworks are now underway to the rear of our club buildings by the successful contractor. Over the next couple of weeks the works will progress out towards the entrance gates to prepare the surface for the eventual tarmac surface which will be laid to a high specification. There may be some disruption with access to and from Pairc Ui Chinneide from time to time but we will do our best to keep this to a minimum. Once again we want to thank our vice chairman, Padraig McGrath and his committee for overseeing the entire project.[MN]

Thank You;

We would like to express our gratitude to Mr. Adrian Budds and Budds Memorials for the kind donation to our club. Adrian has supplied a very beautiful piece of marble with our club motto inscribed and has erected same at the entrance to our changing rooms. On behalf of our club members, local community and visitors who have commented favourably on this outstanding piece of craftsmanship, we thank Adrian and his family once again for this donation and also for his hard work for the club.[MM]

Hurling/Football Fixtures and Results;

EC JFL Div 2 Fr O'Neills 8-15 Glenbower Rovers 2-04 played in Aghavine on Mon June 8th at 8.00pm

EC JHL Div 2 Killeagh 2-10 Youghal 3-16 played in Killeagh on Weds June 10th at 7.30pm

Cork JAHL Sect 2 St James v Killeagh in Ardfield on Mon June 15th at 7.45pm

EC JHL Div 4 St Catherines v Killeagh in Ballynoe on Tues June 16th at 7.30 pm

Cork SHC Killeagh v Youghal in Ballynoe on Saturday June 20th at 7.00pm

EC JAHC Killeagh v Lisgoold in Castlemartyr on Sunday June 21st at 7.00pm

EC JBHC Killeagh v Fr O'Neills in Copper Alley on Sunday June 28th at 6.00pm

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.[AJ]

Golf Society:

Captain 2015: Trish Landers President 2015: Kieran Scully

Our society captain for 2015, Trish Landers will host her Captains Prize outing on Saturday June 20th at Youghal Golf Club. The time sheet is now open and times are from 11.15am and can be booked through Ray on 0872330054.

Once again we are preparing for one of our main fundraising events, our 19th Annual Golf Classic. Our 2014 Classic was a great success thanks to all those who contributed so generously, both golfers and sponsors. This year’s event will take place in West Waterford Golf Club on Thursday July 9th, Friday July 10th and Saturday July 11th. We are extremely grateful to Mr JJ Fennelly and Mr James Rochford for

coming on board once again this year as main sponsors to the classic. We thank you if you have been a supporter of our Classic in the past, and hope that you will be able to support us once again this year. We are looking for sponsors for Tees and Greens, Classic sponsors and teams of three for a champagne scramble. More details on the many different ways on how you can help are available from Classic Chairman, Mr Ray Rochford on 0872330054.[RR]

Parish Sports;

On Monday evening the parish sports were held at Pairc Ui Chinneide. It was a beautiful evening and the grounds were filled with families and friends of all the primary school competitors. Such a crowd turned up that every available space at our grounds was used up for parking and many people had to park in the village and walk to the pitch. This year it was the turn of Inch National school to organise the games and, in keeping with previous years, it was very well orchestrated from start to finish and went off without a hitch. Many thanks to the organisers, to all the competitors, to all the marshals and volunteers and especially to all the community who enjoyed the facilities and helped with the tidy-up at the conclusion of the sports.[KS]

Killeagh-Ita's;

Our U13's played their final league games against St.Coleman's and Newtownshandrum in the past 10 days. We have played all our games and await other teams to play theirs. At present we are top of the table after winning six of our seven games so we wait patiently to see what will unfold and our position on the league table when all games are played.

Killeagh/Ita's Clash with Cloyne

Going into the game we were top of the league with a game extra played so it was vitally important to secure a win or a draw at least to remain on top. There was a slight breeze other than that it was a perfect day for hurling, the scene was set for entertaining encounter and spectators were not disappointed. Ciaran O Rourke was the first to raise the white flag for Killeagh/Ita's within the first minute of the game. St Coleman's then notched up 7 points without reply (4 from frees). Ben scored Killeaghs/Ita's next point with St Coleman's quickly doing the same. Killeagh/Ita's were awarded a free which was superbly taken by Ben resulting in a fantastic goal. The half-time whistle blew and the score board read 1-3 to 0-9.

The second half resumed and Killeagh/Ita's were once again the first to score with Ben splitting the post. We produced a second half performance that proved to be match winning. The half-time talk must have been very motivating because it resulted in four fabulous goals being scored on a very capable St. Coleman's goal keeping. Ciaran O Rourke produced the first goal of the second half with Christian Coughlan scoring the next. St Coleman's not to be outdone also raised the green flag. Killeagh/Ita's weren't going to let St. Colemans back into the game with Evan Lane scoring a wonderful goal and Ben O Connor finishing proceedings with another goal. Killeagh/Ita's played with great determination and discipline which resulted in a well deserved win on a full-time score of 5-5 to 1-11. This was a wonderful team preformance with each and every hurler contributing to a thrilling encounter.

Team : J Fogarty, B Jennings, P Landers, D Collins, R Treacy, G Walsh, P Kent, C Treacy, B O Connor 2-4, C Coughlan 1-0, C Leahy, R Farquhar, C O'Rourke, 1-1 D Doherty, Subs E Lane 1-0, D Coleman, D Buckley, E Brenner

Killeagh/Ita's show Newtownshandrum no Mercy!

This was our final game before the business end of the league so it was essential for our boys to produce a good performance and secure a victory to ensure the highest position possible on the league table. Once again the U13's did as they were asked and gave a fantastic display of hurling which gave them a very comfortable win over Newtownshandrum. The match was being played away in Newtownshandrum so it was a great opportunity to take a bus and give the boys a much deserved treat in McDonalds on the way home. Our boys scored an impressive 5-9 in the first half with Newtownshandrum scoring 2-4. The second half resumed with Donie and Johnny telling the boys to go out and enjoy the rest of the game so the second half was played in a much more relaxed manner. The final score was 6-14 to 2-9.

Team: R Bernard, B Jennings, B Murphy, R Farquhar, D Collins, R Treacy, P Landers, C Leahy 1-5, T McCarthy, C Coughlan 2-1, D Buckley, B O Connor 3-6, D Coleman 0-1, C O'Rourke 0-1, Subs C Treacy, E Brenner.

Thurles Bound for Munster Final:

Congratulations to David Collins on being chosen to line out on Munster Final Day in Thurles. David has the honour of representing Knockanore N.S in the primary games and play for Waterford. We wish him the very best of luck on the day.

A Great Day In The Sun For O’Loughlin Kearney Blitz

Despite the commencement of the eagerly anticipated road works (surely an oxymoron!) in Páirc Ui Chinnéide, the show (and games) must go on, so excitement and fun were in plentiful supply for our annual Under 9 invitational O’Loughlin Kearney Cup tournament. This year we invited our Imokilly neighbours St. Catherine’s and Lisgoold and our Déise neighbours Abbeyside on Saturday afternoon last, June 13th. A great call, as each of the four teams contributed really well to an excellent blitz, where each team played every other team once. At the end of the six games, each team had won at least one game, each team had also lost at least one game, and the widest margin of victory in any game was just five points. In Round One, hosts Killeagh-Ita’s got off to a slow start and were overcome by St. Catherine’s by 2-1 to 0-3, while Lisgoold defeated Abbeyside by 0-3 to 0-0, with both defences playing excellently. Round Two saw the Round One winners face ache other, and in an epic battle, Lisgoold came from behind to defeat St. Catherine’s by 2-3 to 2-0, while Killeagh-Ita’s and Abbeyside shared a seven-goal thriller where our boys came out on top by 4-2 to 3-0.

So it was still all to play for in the final round. Abbeyside and St. Catherine’s battled and belted the sliotar up and down the field but once again both defences were on top and eventually Abbeyside goaled to win by 1-0 to 0-1. In the ultimately crucial game, Lisgoold and Killeagh-Ita’s gave the increasingly more excited supporters a fantastic game, where the quality of the point scoring was quite outstanding for Under 9s, with points hit on the run, from the wings, and even one sideline struck over the bar by Lisgoold. At the end of twenty pulsating minutes, our boys eventually won by 1-7 to 0-6, and this four-point swing was critical as it now came to points difference to separate these two teams who had finished the Round Robin on four points each. With a scoring difference of +5, Killeagh-Ita’s just edged out Lisgoold who finished with a scoring difference of +2. And so it was on the presentation with Mary-Ellen Kearney presenting the prestigious cup to our captain Ben Walsh and to his delighted team-mates. In truth, all four teams were winners on an excellent day when the sun chairs and the ‘lazing on the grass’ (of all ages!) contributed to the ‘feel good’ factor! Once again, mile buíochas to our three visiting teams for contributing to a great day, to the parents of our own team who contributed and distributed the many refreshments that were provided ag deireadh an lae, and to the Kearney family for their continued support of Killeagh-Ita’s. We’re looking forward to 2016 already!

Killeagh-Ita’s team: Ben Walsh, Barry Walsh, Michael Doherty, James Connon, Michael O’Donovan, Ethan O’Driscoll, Sean Meade, Colm Cowhig, Fionn Murphy, Sean Lynch.

Trip To Tipp 2015 – Great Day, Wrong Result!

Apart from the Cork Senior Hurling team’s disappointment in losing to Waterford last Sunday in Semple Stadium, the annual Killeagh-Ita’s pilgrimage to “The Home Of Hurling” proved to be a very successful day for the 42 children and 11 adults who filled Fogarty’s Bus and headed off for a fun day out. We came back with the same number, with no injuries, sickness or tears, the chips were nice, and even our jubilant Waterford supporter, Johnny Brenner, didn’t gloat too much at us disheartened Cork fans!