Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News

06 July, 2015

Club Lotto Results;

Our latest lotto draw took place on Tuesday June 30th where there was no winner of the €6600 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 21, 23, 26, and 29. €30 lucky dip winners were bridget O'Donovan, Tim and Mary Crotty, Eugene Harte and Abigail Collins. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €600. It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night, July 7th. Thanks to everyone who supports our weekly lotto draw.[RN]

Roadway Project;

Our road and car parking works are now in the last phase with final top surfacing works commencing this week. Additional parking, traffic and field restrictions will be in place until the end of next week when all works will be then completed. Thank you again for your patience & cooperation. [Comm]

Hurling/Football Fixtures and Results;

EC JAHC Killeagh 4-13 Carrigtwohill 0-15 played in Cloyne on Thursday July 2nd at 8.00pm

Red FM Cork SHL Ballymartle 1-18 Killeagh 0-14 played in Riverstick on Sunday July 5th

Cork SHC Killeagh v Carrigtwohill in Midleton on Saturday July 18th at 7.30pm

EC JAHC Bride Rvrs v Killeagh before w/e 19/7/15 venue, date and time tbc

Killeagh 4-13 Carrigtwohill 0-15

Cloyne was the venue for this East Cork Oil East Cork JAHC second round game and it couldn’t have started better for Killeagh as Johnny O’Connor picked the ball out of the sky 21 meters out, jinked to the right shaking off three Carrigtwohill defenders before sending the ball low and hard into the Carrigtwohill net.

A body blow for Carrig, but a wonderful response with three scores, a long distance point from Stephen O’Flynn who then doubled his account on the sixth minute with another placed ball effort and the sides were level on the eighth minute when Martin McConville struck a point from play. As the first half unfolded it was obvious to see that the Killeagh hurlers were quicker to the ball and taking their chances better and after three Killeagh points without reply, Killeagh then struck their second goal through Andrew Leahy and led by five points at the end of the first quarter. The sides exchanged four further points apiece before the short whistle, but it was Killeagh who definitely dominated the first half.

The pattern continued throughout the second half and immediately O’Connor and Matthew Murphy tagged on a further two points to give Killeagh a seven point lead. Carrigtwohill replied through Stephen O’Flynn with a good free, but immediately Killeagh had two unanswered point from Killian Tracy and two fine ‘65’s. The remainder of the game ran point for point, but Killeagh added two further goals through Ger Collins and a second green flag for Johnny O’Connor. Killeagh progress and Carrigtwohill bow out of the 2015 championship and it would be impossible to argue with the result as the Killeagh outfit dominated from start to finish.[DK]

Scorers: J O’Connor 2-1, A Leahy 1-3, K Tracy 0-6 (2 ‘65’) M Murphy 0-4, G Collins 1-0, J Fitzgerald 0-1.

Team: C Walsh; S Murphy, C Fogarty, J O’Rourke; B Keniry, P Carroll, C Coughlan; B Delaney, J O’Connor; J Rohan, J Fitzgerald, M Murphy; A Leahy, G Collins, K Treacy.

Sub: C Crowley for M Murphy (48)[DK]

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 July 18th at Youghal Golf Club. The time sheet is now open and times are from 11.30am and can be booked through Ray on 0872330054.

Our 19th Golf Classic takes place this coming week in West Waterford GC, Dungarvan. Well done to all who helped with all activities associated with this impressive fundraising effort. Many thanks to all sponsors and teams and especially to our two main sponsors, Mr. JJ Fennelly and James Rochford. In

particular a massive thank you to Ray Rochford for his tremendous work once again in organising the Golf Classic. Hope to see all of you at some stage over the three days of Thursday, Friday and Saturday and remember the prize-giving will take place in the clubhouse on Saturday night. [RR]

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]

Killeagh-Ita's;

Cúl for Kids

Killeagh GAA Summer Camp for boys and girls aged 6-12, Monday July 13th – Friday July 17th 10.00 – 2.00 daily. Fun and games guaranteed. Please book online www.kelloggsculcamps.ie or with Ursula Coleman (087-6292646) as soon as possible.

Thurles Bound for Munster Final:

Congratulations to David Collins on being chosen to line out on Munster Final Day in Thurles on Sunday July 12th. 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.

League clash with Duhallow

Killeagh/Ita's Minors welcomed Duhallow to Pairc Ui Chinnede to play a hurling league fixture on Monday 29th June. It was a perfect evening for hurling and Duhallow were the first to register a score with a point from a free. Andy was our first scorer with a great point from play. Killeagh/Ita's dominated in the first half and when the whistle blew for the half-time break we had a very comfortable lead on a score line of 1-13 to 0-4. When play resumed Killeagh/Ita's had made numerous personnel and positional changes. Dan opened the scoring in the second half when he raised the white flag. Duhallow scored 2-9 in the second half but it wasn't enough to loosen the stranglehold that our minors had on the game. Sam Desmond scored two wonderful goals in the second half. With the kettle boiled the ref called time and we all adjourned to the meeting room for refreshments. It was a good game for the minors who are preparing for their next championship game against Na Piarsaigh (date and venue to be decided)

Team: A Walsh 0-3, K Cantillon, K Murphy, J O'Rourke, K Fennelly 0-1, D O'Brien, C Coughlan, P Delaney, C Deane 0-2, D Ogbebor, K Treacy 1-5, D Landers 0-7,K Kelly-Bubbs 0-2, A Leahy 0-1, S Demond 2-1. Subs: E Fitzgibbon, C Broderick, J Merk 0-1

Brookes Super Valu show their generosity – on the double

New Killeagh resident Peter Brookes of Brookes Super Valu Youghal has bridged the Killeagh-Youghal GAA rivalry (in which our neighbours have the upper hand following the Ballynoe showdown two weeks ago) with generous sponsorship of a brand new set of jerseys for our Under 13 / Under 14 teams. The jerseys were worn with pride and much delight (replacing a 20th century set) by our Under 13 footballers in the recent game against Kiltha Óg and will get many a wearing over the remaining years of this century hopefully. Peter was also to the rescue when a last-minute request for food supplies to feed 4 hungry juvenile teams (2 Cork Under 14 team, Waterford Under 14s and Imokilly Under 15s) in Páirc Uí Chinnéide on Saturday last was met with a generous supply of fresh bread, fruit and cakes. Míle buíochas, Peter – two good turns from a Youghal man deserve special acknowledgment!

Rebel Óg Fé 16 Eastern A Hurling League

Killeagh-Ita’s 3-9, St. Catherine’s 0-6

Killeagh-Ita’s prepared for their championship game with a hard-earned win over neighbours St. Catherine’s on a foggy Monday evening last in Páirc Uí Chinnéide. This was a game of two halves in lots of ways. The first half was literally hard to analyse because the fog was so heavy, and at the end of it the Saints held a three points to two advantage. Both teams were guilty of some bad wides but the goalposts may have been hard to see, so we’ll give them all the benefit of the doubt. The second half saw the Saints double their lead immediately, and we looked to be headed for our first defeat of the league, but gradually we got on top in midfield, where Daniel Hickey and Shane Kearney gave tremendous second-half performances, and our forwards got their scoring touch into gear. Richie Long popped over a brace of points, followed by Shane, before Olan Broderick scored his first U16 goal to put us further ahead. We were dominating now and when a long ball from Shane dropped into the net off the woodwork mid way through the half, we were in better shape. Sean Walsh added his fourth point and although the Saints replied with two of their own, our backs and cúl báíre were alert to any goal threats with some fine collective defending. Sean’s goal a minute from time wrapped up the points for us, and was just reward for a fine display from him at full-forward. This was the proverbial ‘curate’s egg’ performance, with more consistency required over the full hour in championship.

Team: Fionn McDonnell (C), Darragh Geary, Dylan Hogan, Kieran Daly, Barry Motherway, Jamie Landers, Shane Kearney, Padraig Leahy, Daniel Hickey, Richie Long, Sean Walsh, Adrian Galvin, Olin Hennessy, Jack Wyse, Ryan McCarthy. Subs: Richie Landers, James Kent, Olan Broderick, Cian McDonald.

Rebel Óg Fé 16 Eastern A Hurling Championship

Castlelyons 2-10, Killeagh-Ita’s 2-16

A real championship battle on Sunday evening in Castlelyons saw our Under 16 hurlers get the better of their hosts in a game of great excitement. The first half saw Castlelyons get the first score before Daniel Hickey replied and Sean Walsh goaled when he collected from Keane Budds’ free. On the quarter hour we led by 1-4 to 0-3 but Castlelyons were pressurising our defence and their reward came with a flicked goal after a Fionn McDonnell save just before half time. This left the score 1-7 to

1-5 in our favour but by no means comfortable at half time. The second half saw Castlelyons get off to a flier with three points in the first five minutes (two from frees) but our defence then tightened and conceded no score for the next thirteen minutes. Our half back line of Shane Kearney and Barry Motherway on the wings, and in particular the colossus of Jamie Landers in the centre, were dominant, while up front Richie Long was in “TJ Reid” form, scoring five points in eleven minutes, four frees and a monster from the right sideline from play. However, Castlelyons were not beaten and their second goal on 48 minutes reduced the margin to one, 1-12 to 2-8. In a three minute spell we fortified our lead with two more points from play from Richie Long and Sean Walsh’s second goal which gave us a lead of 2-15 to 2-8. We then lost our cúl báire to a ‘cárta dearg’ and needed Shane Kearney to step between the sticks. Shane kept his cool and despite late attacks yielding two points for Castlelyons, another free from Richie gave us enough to see out the game, winning by 2-16 to 2-10 when James Hennessy blew his final whistle.

Team: Fionn McDonnell (C), Darragh Geary, Dylan Hogan, Richie Landers, Barry Motherway, Jamie Landers, Shane Kearney (0-1f), Daniel Hickey (0-1), Keane Kelly Budds, Richie Long (0-13, 0-9f), Sean Walsh (2-1), Padraig Leahy, Adrian Galvin, Jamie Clifford, Olin Hennessy. Subs: Jack Wyse, Ryan McCarthy, Kieran Daly, James Kent, Olan Broderick, Cian McDonald, Liam McCarthy.