Killeagh GAA Club notes

07 March, 2016

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News                                                                                                                                                                 

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C March 7th 2016 .


Club Lotto Results;

Our last lotto draw took place on Tuesday March 1st where there was no winner of the €13,400 jackpot. Numbers for the draw were 17, 21, 25 and 30. Lucky dip winners were Catherine Hennessey, Bernie Irwin, Paddy O’Keeffe and Foley Family from Knockmonlea. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €13,600. It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night, March 8th. 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]

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Upcoming Club Events Diary2016:

We have dates and a brief note for events at our club for 2016 so please make a note in your diary.


Motorview Four-mile Road Race and Fun-run is scheduled for Sunday 13th March. The road race, which is very kindly sponsored by main Kia dealer Motorview Motors in Midleton, is fully authorised by the AAI and the course is accurately measured. There are lots of classification prizes and spot prizes on offer. Full pre and post-race amenities are available for all competitors at our club grounds in Pairc Ui Chinneide. Registration at the Race Headquarters in Pairc Ui Chinneide is from 9.00am and entry is €10 for runners and €5 for walkers. Walkers start at 9.30am and runners start at 11.00am. Please contact Mr Dave Barry (0878123352) for all details of this event.

Our Golf Classic for 2016 is scheduled for July 14th-16th at West Waterford Golf and Country Club

GAA Cul Camp week for 2016 is scheduled for July 18th – 22nd at Pairc Ui Chinneide

East Cork Football/Hurling;

The draws for the East Cork Football C’Ship have been completed and full details of all draws and dates can be found on website

Our junior footballers played Ballinacurra on Thursday March 3rd and went down on a final score of 1-14 to 0-05. They play Carrigtwohill on Saturday 12th March at 3.00pm in a JFL Div 2 fixture and the game will be played in Killeagh. The team and selectors and club would appreciate your support so please try your best to come out and cheer your team. Details of all fixtures are available on

Red FM SHL/Cork SH Championship 2016:

Our senior hurling team played their opening game in the Red FM Cork SHL campaign for 2016 against Blackrock on Sunday March 6th. They were unsuccessful in their first league game on a final score of 3-17 to 1-11. Their next game is against Ballyhea which is scheduled for Ballyhea on Thursday March 17th with the throw-in at 11.00am. The team and selectors and club would appreciate your support so please try your best to come out and cheer your team.   

The preliminary round clash of Killeagh v Muskerry in the Cork SHC 2016 has been scheduled for Sunday May 15th in Pairc Ui Rinn with a throw-in time of 4.00pm with extra time to be played. Full details of all competition draws are available on


Mixed Fortunes for Footballers in League Openers

Minor B Football League Kiltha Óg 2-9, Killeagh-Ita’s 4-2

U16 B Football League Killeagh-Ita’s 6-5, St. Catherine’s 4-3

The Rebel Óg Eastern Football Leagues began last weekend, with our Minor Footballers first out on Saturday evening under floodlights, and our Under 16 team out on Sunday afternoon versus the Conna / Ballynoe Saints. This meant a busy weekend for six of our Under 16 boys who were on duty in both games – well done to Richie, Kieran, Barry, James, Olin and Adrian! Given our lack of football practice and late appointment of a ‘bainisteoir’, the performance on Saturday evening was rich in positives for players and management, despite not getting either a win or a draw that we might have earned on another day. The aim of keeping the defence tight worked well for most of the opening half until a second (preventable) goal just before half-time gave Kiltha a commanding lead – 2-4 to 1-1. However, between Luke Fogarty’s ninth-minute goal and Cathal Deane’s fine point on the 27th minute, our forwards could have added at least six more scores, half of which could have been green flags. These missed chances were to prove costly ag deireadh an chluiche. Adrian’s half-time team talk gave our boys further encouragement and they stormed out of the blocks in the second half. The score of the game came on the 35th minute, with Keane Budds finishing off a fine move in which Jack O’Rourke, David Ogbebor and Cathal Deane were involved, carrying from our own ’45 to the opposition parallelogram.  The net was rattled and the score difference was suddenly down to three. Within three minutes we had levelled as Aaron Walsh finally got the goal his efforts deserved. With twenty minutes to go, our boys were in the ascendancy, but crucially we were unable to get our noses in front. Kiltha had a purple patch from the three-quarter mark to minute 54 – scoring five excellent points (four from play, the impressive Michael Kelly the main sharp shooter) without reply to take the upper hand. However, our boys were not yet done, and when Jack O’Rourke kicked our fourth goal with a minute to go, we had time to pull this one out of the fire! Referee Jim Daly played two minutes of injury time, in which Richie Long kicked a fine point to leave the minimum between the points. Although we gained possession from the kick out, we were unable to capitalise on this and Kiltha held out to win an exciting game. Still, there were many positives for our young team, as we look forward to our next game against our neighbours on the other side, Eochaill, on Sunday 20th March.

Team: Olin Hennessy, Barry Motherway, Christy Coughlan, Padraig McCarthy, Jamie Landers, Emmet Barron, Jack O’Rourke, Eoin Fitzgibbon, Cathal Deane, Keane Budds, David Ogbebor, Fionn McDonnell, Sean Walsh, Aaron Walsh, Luke Fogarty, Kieran Daly, Richie Long, Adrian Galvin, James Kent.


Our Under 16 boys had managed one training session more than their minor counterparts before their opening game against St. Catherine’s and ran out deserving winners on a scoreline of 6-5 to 4-3. Richie Long was the main scorer in the opening half, notching 2-2 from corner-forward, while Adrian Galvin’s goal and Barry Motherway’s point were the other scores notched as we led by 3-3 to 2-1. As well as the aforementioned trio, Padraig Leahy, Oisin McCarthy, David Kelly and Jack Wyse were also very impressive performers in this opening half. Our opponents never shirked from the challenge, and kept the pressure up throughout, yet we maintained our lead to reiteoir Mary Swayne’s final whistle. With a large panel at this age, managers Colm, Tom, Paul and Denis have places up for grabs from 1 to 15 as they consider picking their team for the next game against Carrignavar on Saturday next.

Team: Olin Hennessy, Kieran Daly, Cian McDonald, James Kent, Barry Motherway, Dylan Hogan, Daragh Geary, Padraig Leahy, David Kelly, Oisin McCarthy, Adrian Galvin, Richie Landers, Richie Long, Jack Wyse, Andrew Foley, Cathal Fitzgibbon, Olan Broderick, Ryan McCarthy, Owen Cosgrove, Karl O’Toole, Paul Delaney, Daniel Lucey, Dara Motherway, Darragh O’Connor.