Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News

20 July, 2015

Dave Barry RIP

We begin our report this week on a sad note for our parish with the untimely and unexpected death of a true ‘character’, Dave ‘Dot’ Barry. Dave, who ran Barry’s Nurseries with Teresa and provided local employment for some of our younger community, passed away on Saturday after a brief illness. Dave was remembered fondly by everyone who knew him, and it was remarked by someone over the weekend that you always left Dave feeling much better than before you had met him, such was his sense of fun, insight and ‘craic’. The Barry family have been stalwart community and GAA people in Killeagh over the generations and Dave epitomised this. Our sincere sympathies to his wife Teresa, his children Martin, Elizabeth, Jessica and Patrick, and to his brothers, sisters and extended family, who will all miss him greatly. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Club Lotto Results Our latest lotto draw took place on Tuesday July 14th where there was no winner of the €7000 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 1, 2, 28 and 30. €30 lucky dip winners were Bernie Quirke, Rachel McGrath, Alfie Foley and Kevin Galvin. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €7200. It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night, July 21st. Thanks to everyone who supports our weekly lotto draw.

Senior Hurlers Bow Out To Classy Carrig!

Carrigtwohill 2-27, Killeagh 0-18

It’s the dreaded ‘Slán Leat’ Relegation Final for our senior hurlers for the second year in a row after our third championship defeat of the year, this time to Carrigtwohill in Midleton on Sunday last. Despite an excellent performance from David Cahill who scored six fantastic points from play, we were second best in most areas of the pitch, and the result was not in doubt once Carrig got their second goal one minute into the second half to establish a ten-point lead. Our senior status is once more in jeopardy.

Team: Bernard Rochford, Colin Fogarty, Cian Fogarty, Pa O’Brien, Darragh Cahill, Brendan Barry, Kieran Lane, Brian Collins, Joe Deane, Dinny Walsh, Andy Walsh, Eoghan Keniry, David Cahill, Sean Long, Dan Landers. Subs used: Joe Budds, Kevin Murphy.

Junior B’s keep the run going!

Congratulations to our Junior B hurlers who overcame St. Catherine’s with a battling performance on Wednesday in Castlemartyr. Sean Crowley was our scorer in chief as we won by 0-20 to 1-16, while Kenneth Cantillon, Aaron Walsh, Steve Treacy and Tadhg Crotty also hurled well throughout. Next up it’s Castlelyons in Round 3.

Cúl Camp lifts the mood!

Our seniors may be out of championship at the end of this week, but 180 boys and girls weren’t too bothered thinking about this as they ran their little and not so little legs off for the past week at our

Kelloggs Cúl Camp. Some were having their first introduction to our Gaelic games, others have clocked up the pitch miles near and far. We had excellent coaching, great fun, a visit from Cork star Bill Cooper ( we’ll claim him as one of our own) and mostly fine weather, bar a washout for the last two hours of Thursday. We’re looking forward to 2016 already! Many thanks to everyone who helped during the week – our coaches, teenage assistant coaches, admin staff, tea and sandwich providers, and above all our co-ordinators Sean Crowley and Ursula Coleman, who managed everything to a T – go raibh mile maith agaibh!

Rebel Óg Fé 16 Eastern A Hurling Championship Semi-Final

Aghabullogue 1-10, Killeagh-Ita’s 1-7

A goal conceded to Aghabullogue after 44 seconds was ultimately the difference on the scoreboard between the two teams in this close contest played in windswept Caherlag on Friday evening last. Notwithstanding that slow start which saw us chase the game with the wind at our backs throughout the first half, we had managed slowly to gain parity throughout the field midway through the first half but our old failing of shooting wides cost us as we found it very hard to score. A pointed free from Richie Long after twelve minutes got us going while Keane Budds added a second after twenty. An unstoppable shot resulted in a goal for Sean Walsh on 24 minutes and when Daniel Hickey scored an excellent point with a break from midfield it tied the game up. Crucially Aghabullogue got the final score of the half to lead at half time by 1-4 to 1-3. With the wind in their favour our opponents started the second half quickly, hitting over three points (two from frees) in five minutes to stretch their lead to four. Our boys continued to battle bravely throughout the second half but the Aghabullogue defence remained dominant, regardless of positional changes made by our management. At various times in the second half we reduced the margin to two but could never achieve parity. Sean Walsh added points from a free and from play, and Richie added a third. Our backs had shut up shop now and were closing off all attacks but unfortunately Aghabullogue’s was doing likewise at the other end. A late run from Shane Kearney finished with a bullet shot from 30 yards which went just a foot over the crossbar when it would have been game-changing had it been a foot under! At the final whistle Aghabullogue had kept their lead and celebrated their win, while our boys left the field dejected after their valiant efforts fell short. Hard luck to our boys – championship is over for another year but this was our first competitive loss in 2015 and the league is still there to compete for, as well as football league and championship.

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

Under 14 hurlers get back to winning ways

Believe it or not, it’s almost two months since the Premier 2 hurling semi-final defeat to Na Piarsaigh ended our championship dreams for the Under 14s in 2015, and we have had no competitive game since. We got back into the swing of things with a comprehensive victory over Carrigtwohill (pity our seniors couldn’t emulate it) on Sunday morning. This was a one-sided match with Daniel Lucey doing wreck with four goals in the first half, and Ben O’Connor, Darragh O’Connor, Oisin McCarthy, Cathal FItzgibbon and Olan Broderick also flying. Our management made changes at half-time and Olan

Coleman, Danny Cunningham, Ciaran O’Rourke, Christian Coughlan and Brian Murphy shone in the second half, while one of the highlights was a monster point from Richie Landers from his own half. Next up is a chance to avenge that championship defeat when Na Piarsaigh come to us next Saturday.

Team: Robbie Treacy, George Sinclair, Cian McDonald, Danny Cunningham, Richie Landers, Ryan McCarthy, Robert Sinclair, Owen Cosgrove, Cathal Fitzgibbon, Oisin McCarthy, Olan Broderick, Ben O’Connor, Ciaran Leahy, Daniel Lucey, Darragh O’Connor, Olan Coleman, Christian Coughlan, Brian Murphy, Ciaran O’Rourke, Padraig Landers.