Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News

07 December, 2015

Staying Up!

After a week of many meetings, in Páirc Uí Chinnéide as well as at crossroads, public and private houses and anywhere two people with an interest in Killeagh GAA happened to meet, a clear consensus was arrived at on Thursday evening last when those at an Open Meeting decided without objection that Killeagh hurlers would once again compete in the Senior Hurling League and Championship for 2016. This reprieve from the relegation scenario that befell us in September was granted by Cork County Board as part of the new championship arrangements proposed and passed at last week’s County Board meeting. It means we won’t be competing in the Premier Intermediate Grade for at least another twelve months, and hopefully for much further out than that. It’s over to the players now and the management team, led by Mark Landers, to ensure the next chapter in our Senior Hurling story has a happy beginning, middle and end. It’s also up to everyone else in the club to get behind our team and drive them to progression and success. Ar aghaidh linn, le chéile!

Club Lotto Results:

Our latest lotto draw took place on Tuesday December 1st where there was no winner of the €11,000 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 14, 19, 25 and 26. €30 lucky dip winners were Eamonn Joyce, Derek O’Riordan, Declan and Valerie Whelan and Sean Flanagan. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be a handsome €11,000. It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night, December 8th. Also, you can now purchase your lotto ticket on-line; just follow the lotto link on the homepage of our website – http://www.killeaghgaa.org. Thanks to everyone who supports our weekly lotto draw – your support makes a huge positive contribution to our club.

Golf Society:

Captain 2015: Trish Landers President 2015: Kieran Scully

Our Annual Christmas outing which was scheduled to take place on Dec 5th in West Waterford had to be deferred due to Storm Desmond. It has been rescheduled for Saturday week, December 19th. The same arrangements will hopefully apply: Bus will depart from The Old Thatch Bar @ 8.30am if enough numbers interested, drop-off on return journey at Farrell’s Bar for 7.00pm and then returning to Old Thatch Bar. Cost of bus will be a mere €5. Please contact Ray now on 087-2330054 for further details on this very popular outing and to reserve a seat on the bus.

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.

Killeagh-Ita’s Report

JUVENILE AGM LOOKS BACK AND LOOKS FORWARD

The Killeagh-Ita’s Juvenile AGM was held on the 30th November. It was well attended by coaches and parents and there was plenty of positive feedback from the year gone by. Each year group from our Nursery right up to Minor gave a short account of how things went in 2015 in hurling and football. Pride of place for 2015 goes to our Under 14 hurlers who won the Rebel Óg Premier 2 League Final in October, finishing off a year of undoubted progress.

Following the review, it was time to look ahead, as the coaches / mentors of all teams for 2016 were finalised. They are as follows.

2016 Mentors:

Nursery: Adrian Budds, Padraig McGrath

U6 & U7: Sean Crowley, Michael Byrne, Thomas Barry

U8: Brinsley McDonnell, Joe Deane, Aidan Geary, Sean Power

U9: Colin Brennan, Sean Spillane, Denis McDonald, Liam Fitzgerald

U10: Conor Murphy, Richie Brennan, Seamus Considine, Brendan Walsh, Don O Driscoll

U11/U12: Richie Brennan, Adrian Budds, Declan Fogarty, Kieran O’ Brien, Seamus Considine

U13/U14: Mikey Fitzgerald, Donie Treacy, Denis Doherty, Johnny Irwin

U15/U16 Hurling: Richie Brennan, Ger Fitzgibbon, Shane Supple, Sean Crowley

U15/U16 Football: Tom Kelly, Colm Power, Denis McDonald, Paul Delaney

Minor: Michael Byrne, Ciaran O’ Brien, Niall Crowley

Overall the meeting was a great success and now the 2016 season will begin shortly. The minors were back in action on Wednesday 2nd December. Hopefully by the time next year’s AGM rolls around there will be plenty of success to talk about.

ALL MY BAGS ARE PACKED …..

On an awful day in terms of weather, Killeagh-Ita’s volunteers manned the tills in Tesco, Market Green, Midleton to help with bag packing for customers on Saturday last, December 5th. The tills were very quiet for the first two hours as Storm Desmond took effect, but the slight abating in weather conditions brought an increase in footfall after midday, and a positive return by the end of the day. €992.28 was the final total counted, which is a fantastic display of generosity from the customers of Tesco. Well done to all those who volunteered, with a special word of thanks to Leas-Cathaoirleach Liz Sinclair for co-ordinating the event. Special mention also to our youngest bag-packer Fionn Brennan who did trojan work in the afternoon shift. Míle buíochas to Tom Kelly of Market Green and to the management and staff of Tesco for accommodating us throughout the day, and finally, a huge thank you to everyone who gave so generously at the tills. We can broow our hosts’ slogan to sum up our feeling at the end of the day: “Every Little Helps”