Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News

06 January, 2016

Killeagh GAA Club would like to wish all its members, supporters and sponsors  a Happy and Prosperous New Year. 

Club Lotto Results;

Our last lotto draw took place on Tuesday December 22nd where there was no winner of the €11,600 jackpot. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be a handy €11,800. It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night, January 5th, 2016. You can now purchase your lotto ticket on-line; just follow the lotto link on the homepage of our website – Thanks to everyone who supports our weekly lotto draw [RN]

County Championship Draws for 2016:

The new format for the county championship programme begins this coming season. In the senior hurling championship, Killeagh GAA club have been drawn to play Muskerry in the only preliminary tie of the draw. The winners of the tie go up against Newtownshandrum in the first round proper and the losers of the tie go into round 2B losers round where they will face the loser of the Erin’s Own/CIT Round 1 game. More details and explanations of the new format are available on the Cork GAA website.

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]


Happy New Year

2015 was the year Killeagh senior hurlers were relegated and then promoted again without another ball being struck. The year ended with us being almost washed away, so good riddance to that! Here’s hoping 2016 will bring health and happiness to all our club members and supporters, and hopefully some success on the pitches of Cork will bring cheers to our players, mentors and followers.

A Good ‘Neighbour’ Gone

James ‘Neighbour’ Foley’s passing on December 30th was greeted with sadness throughout the parish of Killeagh. A true ‘character’, James was very involved in GAA activities throughout his life, spending many hours at the pitch encouraging teams from the sideline, both officially as selector and unofficially as one of our most dedicated supporters. In recent times, James’ visits to the pitch were more restricted due to his failing health, yet he maintained an unquenchable passion for all things GAA. His involvement as selector with the 1995 County Junior Champions was probably his proudest sporting achievement. Killeagh GAA offers its sincere sympathy to James’ wife Anne and his daughters Marie, Geraldine, Annette, Ellen and Kathleen and their families on their sad loss. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.


Weather Wins the Poc Fada

There was only one winner of this year’s Poc Fada in Killeagh, and that, unfortunately, was the inclement weather. St. Stephen’s Day was a washout with roads being waterlogged and the torrential rain keeping everyone indoors. Rescheduling to New Year’s Day was considered the best option, but in the intervening six days the rain fell and fell and fell, leaving the roads in even worse condition, forcing the cancellation of this year’s event. Apologies to everyone who had been looking forward to the annual social gathering, especially our younger players. Mind you, a few hardy souls braved the roads and the elements to find themselves a suitable hostelry where the social gathering still went ahead, for an indeterminate number of hours!


Quiz Beats The Weather – Only Just!

We did have winners in our Annual Fundraising Table Quiz for Killeagh-Ita’s, which went ahead in The Old Thatch on Tuesday evening last in the teeth of a storm of biblical proportions. The River Dissour lashed against the bridge in Killeagh, cascading in torrents down from Glenbower, flooding the Thatch garden and many fields and roads along its path, especially around Fanisk, on its unstoppable drive to the sea. Given the truly horrendous conditions, to have 22 teams turn up to try their luck with quizmaster Ted O’Brien’s challenging, funny and sometimes quirky questions was remarkable. Many thanks to all those who came out on such a night and congratulations to our winners listed below. We would like to thank all those who sponsored prizes, in particular to Tim O’Connell, Physiotherapist, Midleton who sponsored first prize. We’re planning for December 2016 already!

1st Place: Kitty O’Sullivan, Tommy Roche, Declan Hennessy and Eddie Leahy

2nd Place: Kieran Scully, David Barry, Len O’Regan and Tom Ashman

3rd Place: Robin Buckley, Paul Delaney, Matt and Majella Hurley