Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News

27 July, 2015

Congratulations!

This week we begin with some good news with the arrival of baby Oscar Deane, a brother to Cormac, Caoilfhionn and Eolann, and number four for Joe and Ciara! Congrats to you all and best wishes to young Oscar for a long, happy and healthy life. If you happen to become a good footballer or hurler in the future, well then that’s all the better!

Club Lotto Results Our latest lotto draw took place on Tuesday July 21st where there was no winner of the €7200 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 8, 9, 23 and 27. €30 lucky dip winners were Kai Griffin Murphy, Cara Whelan, Elsie Fogarty, Donie Treacy. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €7400. It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night, July 28th. Thanks to everyone who supports our weekly lotto draw.

Rebel Óg Premier 1 Hurling Championship

Killeagh-Ita’s 3-13, Na Piarsaigh 1-12

With forty minutes played in this tie in the Mardyke on Wednesday evening last, Killeagh-Ita’s trailed by 0-11 to 0-6, and it appeared as if we were heading for another frustrating defeat due to our inability to score. Suddenly, however, a switch was flicked and in fifteen breath-taking minutes we scored an incredible 3-5 withourt reply, with three quality goals from Killian Treacy and Jack Merkushev. Key to this transformation was the move of Kevin Murphy from full-back to wing-back, along with the steadying influence of Jack O’Rourke in front of the square and the work-rate and point-scoring of Dan Landers and David Ogbebor around the middle of the field. While Killian had an uncharacteristic poor return from frees on the night, his goals were sensational and showcased his full range of skill. A good result was marred somewhat by two second-half injuries to Jamie Landers and Dan Landers who sustained arm and hand injuries that will keep them out of action for a while. It’s football championship this week against Sliabh Rua while Douglas are next up in the hurling quarter final. Who knows where we can go from here?

Team: Darren Cusack, Jack O’Rourke, Kevin Murphy, Kenneth Cantillon, Emmet Barron, Darragh O’Brien, Christy Coughlan, Kevin Fennelly, Cathal Deane, Keane Kelly-Budds, Andrew Leahy, Jack Merkushev, David Ogbebor, Aaron Walsh, Killian Treacy. Subs used: Jamie Landers, Dan Landers, Corey Broderick.

Rebel Óg Eastern A Fé 14 Football League & Fé 16 Football League

Our Under-age football teams had contrasting fortunes this week, with our Under 14 footballers scoring a comprehensive win away to St. Colman’s in Shanagarry on Thursday night, but our Under 16 team were on the receiving end of a second-half drubbing by visitors Passage on Friday evening. Star of the show on Thursday evening was Oisin McCarthy who scored 1-6 from play in a brilliant performance at centre-forward, while Olan Broderick scored three cheeky goals and Ben O’Connor, Richie Landers, David Kelly and Cian McDonald also shone. Credit to St. Colman’s cúl baíre Stephen

Cronin, who, despite being beaten five times, pulled off at least six fantastic saves to prevent other goals. In the Under 16 game, we played some excellent football for 29 minutes, at which point we only trailed by 0-5 to 0-3 having played against the wind. A flukey goal just on the stroke of half-time seemed to take the wind out of our sails as it gave Passage a 1-6 to 0-3 lead, and they took over in the second half as our heads dropped and we were over-run in all sectors. Much work to be done with the big ball before championship at the end of the month. Best on a night to be forgotten were Dylan Hogan, Padraig McCarthy and Adrian Galvin.

Fé 14 Team: Darragh Coleman, Cathal Fitzgibbon, Cian McDonald, Daniel Lucey, George Sinclair, Robert Sinclair, Danny Cunningham, Ryan McCarthy, David Kelly, Dara Motherway, Oisin McCarthy, Ben O’Connor, Richie Landers, Olan Broderick, Owen Cosgrove. Subs: Olan Coleman, Robbie Treacy, Remy Bernard, Brian Murphy.

Fé 16 Team: Olin Hennessy, Kieran Daly, Dylan Hogan, Richie Landers, Barry Motherway, Padraig McCarthy, Darragh Geary, Shane Kearney, Richie Long, Liam McCarthy, Keane Kelly Budds, Adrian Galvin, Fionn McDonnell, Jamie Clifford, Andrew Foley. Subs used: James Kent, David Kelly, Oisin McCarthy, Cian McDonald.

Rebel Óg Eastern A Fé 11 Hurling League

Killeagh-Ita’s 2-6, Youghal 4-9

Youghal Under 11s won this entertaining game of two halves on Saturday afternoon where the wind had a huge bearing on the result. Our boys had the wind in the first half and led by 1-5 to 1-3 at half-time with Ben Budds and Colm Leahy doing the bulk of the scoring, and Daniel Walsh and Callum Martin working well around the midfield area. The second half saw Youghal’s strong hurlers come to the fore and they eventually took the lead, although they were somewhat flattered by two late goals adding to their advantage. Bainistoeirí Richie and Adrian were pleased with the effort of their team, even if the result wasn’t in our favour.

Team: Pierse Geary, Darragh O’Leary, Evan Daly, David Buckley, Callum Martin, Ben Budds, Rory Motherway, Conor Meade, Tommy Morrison, Daniel Walsh, Colm Leahy, Ciaran Brennan.

Monster Blitzes are back again!

Having had to divert the last few Monster Blitzes away from Páirc Uí Chinnéíde due to our ongoing ‘road works’, we were very pleased to be able to host almost 60 teams, around 400 boys and close on 400 cars over a four-hour period on Saturday last when Under 8, Under 7 and Under 6 teams gave it their best effort at a Monster hurling day organised by GDA Sean Crowley. Hopefully we’ll see the fruits of Sean’s labours for Cork teams in a dozen years or so!