Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News

13 July, 2015

Club Lotto Results;

Our latest lotto draw took place on Tuesday July 7th where there was no winner of the €6800 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 8, 19, 26, and 29. €30 lucky dip winners were Ger Collins, Denis Barry, Pam Mackey and Louise McCarrick.. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €7000. It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night, July 14th. Thanks to everyone who supports our weekly lotto draw.[RN]

Roadway Project;

We have reached a magnificent stage in our roadway project. The final tarmacadam works were completed on Friday afternoon last which now gives us a fantastic road to show off. This work could not be completed without the help and guidance of so many people who gave up their time to see this project through. Last February we held a monster fundraising greyhound racing night at Curaheen Park and thanks to the support received from so many many people we were able to forge ahead with our roadway project. Chief organiser of this night was JJ Fennelly who was ably asissted by a hard working group of club members who left no stone unturned in seeking out ways of raising hard cash for the project. Once the finances were in place a new group took over to manage the road construction. Our vice chairman, Padraig Mc Grath stepped in to follow on from JJ Fennellys hard work. He too was surronded by a group of volunteers who got the best value for the funds available. And now we have a road that we can be proud off. We want to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful members for their voluntary work but we must also convey our grateful thanks to the local and wider community who contiue to support us in our efforts to provide the very best facilities for everybody to enjoy. Well done to all on a fantastic achievement.[Comm]

Hurling/Football Fixtures and Results;

EC East Cork Oil JBHC Killeagh v St Catherines in Youghal on Wednesday 15th July @7.30pm

Cork SHC Killeagh v Carrigtwohill in Midleton on Sunday July 19th @ 15.30pm

EC East Cork Oil JAHC Bride Rvrs v Killeagh venue, date and time tbc

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 Annual Golf Classic got underway on Thursday July 9th and came to a conclusion on Saturday evening July 11th with the presentation of prizes in West Waterford Golf Club, Dungarvan. There was a record turnout for this years classic with over 150 teams on the timesheet over the three days. The course and facilities at West Waterford were once again first class and, most importantly the weather was absolutely fabulous for the duration of the golf. It was a busy Saturday evening in the Clubhouse for the presentation of prizes with many club members from both West Waterford GC and Killeagh GAA Club attending on the night. Ray Rochford, Chairman of the Classic Committee got proceedings underway by thanking most sincerely all those who had contributed in any way to this years classic. He praised Mr Austin Spratt and all his staff at West Waterford for the wonderful food, the brisk and effortless service provided to all who visited the course and also to the groundstaff who provided a wonderful golf course over the three days. He thanked all who played, who sponsored, and all those who helped in any way to make this classic such a successful one. The presentation of prizes was led by Ray and he was helped by West Waterford Club Lady Captain Mary Barron and by West Waterford Club Gents Captain, David Condon and also by Ann Rochford. Overall winners were Jean O'Donovan, Aishling Fennell and Aoife McGovern with a score of 102 points, in second place was Brian Foley, Kieran Foley and Alan Twoomey with a score of 99 points and in third place was June White, Phil Kelly and Denise Nugent with a score of 99 points. Best gross was Michael O'Leary, Tom Butler and Rob Donovan with a nett score of 75 points.

Best ladies team was Vera Nugent, Betty Joyce and Esther Hornibrook team with a score of 96 points. Best non-GUI team was Team Finbar Fogarty with a score of 102 points. Once again thanks to everyone who helped out this year and well done to Ray and his team of volunteers who work so hard each year on the Golf Classic.[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.

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.

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 Championship Quarter-Final

Killeagh-Ita’s 0-11, St. Catherine’s 0-5

This match in Páirc Ui Chinnéide on Thursday July 9th (the night the road was tarred!) was very different to our first round victory over Castlelyons, with scores scarce as hens’ teeth and both defences on top. Reiteoir Jim Daly kept a tight rein on matters right through, and the result was in doubt right up to the final minutes. As has been the pattern recently, we allowed our opponents to get a better start, and St. Catherine’s opened the scoring on three minutes. We struck six wides before Richie Long opened our account with a free and Padraig Leahy quickly followed with a great run and score. When Shane Kearney added a third on the twentieth minute we looked to be gaining control but Catherine’s then dominated to half time with three points to only one in reply from Richie Long to leave the teams ar comh-scór, 0-4 each. The second half saw St. Catherine’s again scoring first before Ryan McCarthy won a great ball in the corner and worked his way in to pop over a beautiful point. Our wayward shooting then returned with six more wides in a row before Shane Kearney pointed a free on the three-quarter hour mark and Sean Walsh added his first to open a two-point gap. We escaped when a Saints goal was rightly disallowed for a square infringement, and when they began to shoot some wides also. Darragh Geary’s introduction at corner back released Richie Landers to the wing and Shane Kearney to wing forward and this move paid off when Shane slotted over with six minutes left. However, our lead was still precarious, and Daniel Hickey pulled off a fantastic save to cap a fine hour between the sticks with just two minutes left to keep us in front. Three points in the remaining minutes gave a somewhat false look to the scoreboard as we eventually found our accuracy with Sean Walsh and two Richie Long points seeing us home. Next up is Aghabullogue who scored 3-13 in disposing of Erins Own on Sunday evening and thus will be formidable opponents in the coming days.

Team: Daniel Hickey, Kieran Daly, Dylan Hogan, Richie Landers, Barry Motherway, Jamie Landers, Shane Kearney (0-3, 0-1f), Padraig Leahy (0-1), Keane Kelly Budds, Richie Long (0-4, 0-1f), Sean Walsh (0-2), Adrian Galvin, Jamie Clifford, Jack Wyse, Ryan McCarthy (0-1), Subs: Darragh Geary, James Kent, Olin Hennessy, Olan Broderick, Cian McDonald, Liam McCarthy, Andrew Foley.