Killeagh GAA Club Notes

03 April, 2016

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News                                                                                                                                                                 

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C April 4th 2016 .


Club Lotto Results;

Our last lotto draw took place on Tuesday March 29th where there was no winner of the €14,200 jackpot. Numbers for the draw were 23, 24, 27 and 29. Lucky dip winners were Shane Scully, Mary Daly, Peg Ahern and John Hyde. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €14,400. It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night, April 5th. 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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East Cork Football/Hurling;

The draws for the East Cork Football C’Ship 2016 have taken place and full details of all draws and dates can be found on website

Our junior ‘B’ team were due to play their opening round of the East Cork Junior Football C’Ship against Russell Rovers in Castlemartyr on Saturday April 2nd @ 3.00pm. However, due to the recent poor weather, the fixture had to be cancelled and has not yet been rescheduled.  Details of all fixtures are available on

Red FM SHL/Cork SH Championship 2016:

Our senior hurling team played Erins Own in Caherlag last Thursday March 31st @ 6.45pm. It was a great game and the lads were unfortunate to concede a winning score in the last puck of the game. The final score being Erin’s Own 1-17 Killeagh 2-11. Their next league fixture is against Douglas in Pairc Ui Chinneide in Killeagh @19.00 on Tuesday evening April 5th. They are also due to play Newcestown on Friday April 8th again in Pairc Ui Chinneide with the throw-in timed for 19.00. The team and selectors and club would appreciate your support so please try your best to come out and cheer your team. Full details of all competition draws, fixtures, results and tables are available on

 Upcoming Club Events Diary 2016:

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

Tuesday Group Golf to The K Club on Tuesday April 19th costing €50 for golf and food. Full details and bookings with Ray on 0872330054

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


Killeagh-Ita’s Juvenile News

Easter Camp 2016 – Fun While It Lasted!

In the words of Mr M. Loaf, “Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad” is an apt summary of our Easter Camp which saw two fantastic days of spórt agus spraoi for over 130 young boys and girls, followed by a wash-out forcing cancellation of Day 3 on Friday last. Wednesday and Thursday gave us lots of fun, kids on the run, in the sun, but April Fool’s Day saw our inclement weather again making fools of us all, with “Rain Stops Play” being the order of the day. Thanks to the many coaches who helped on the two good days – Shane, Noel, Gavin, Johnny, Eoin, Laura, Emma, Jack, Rachel, Barry, Dylan, Padraig, Dara and David, and to organisers Sean and Ursula. Our Summer Camp takes place on the week of July 18th-22nd; hopefully the weather will give us five full days of fun then.


Minor Goals Being Reached, One By One

Eastern B Minor Football League Killeagh-Ita’s 4-6, Carrigtwohill 0-7

Meat Loaf’s popular ballad could equally apply to our minor footballers after their victory in Round 3 of the football league saw them reach the “two out of three” mark, following on from a narrow defeat by Kiltha Óg and a comprehensive victory over Youghal. This game on Thursday evening last saw a marked increase in the standard of football from the previous two games, and we needed all our ‘big guns’ back and firing to dispose of a talented and fit Carrigtwohill team. Our lineout saw six changes from the previous game over Youghal, and a near 100% turnout of available players allowed us the luxury of starting a team full of Under 17 and Under 18 players. Christy Coughlan led the charge all through from centre-back, kicking an excellent point after two minutes to open the scoring, with good support play from Jamie Landers and Fionn McDonnell. Carrig kicked the next three points – two from play and a brilliant ’45 – as our passes went astray around the middle of the field, and they held the upper hand until the 19th minute when Keane Budds finished to the net, following an excellent catch and run by Cathal Deane. A blistering final five minutes before Jim Daly’s half-time whistle gave us a nice cushion, with a brace of points by Aaron Walsh sandwiching an excellent goal by captain David Ogbebor who broke though the last line of defence to rattle the net. Ag leath-am bhíomar chun tosaigh 2-3 i gcoinne 0-3. The second half was quite similar to the first with Carrig dominating the possession and scoring of the first ten minutes, kicking three points to reduce the deficit to just one score. Our defenders were kept busy but Padraig McCarthy, Jack O’Rourke and Shane Kearney held their line excellently throughout, and distributed well when they broke up attacks. Behind them Adrian Galvin kept a clean sheet, kicked very accurately and long from kick-outs, and made a crucial save after 53 minutes to deflect a goal-bound shot over the bar. By that stage, our forwards had kicked back into action with a second goal from David and a fine left-footed point kicked by Keane Budds to stretch the lead to eight points. David’s hat-trick in the 55th minute, following great work from Christy and Aaron, and a final point by Aaron, put the seal on a hard-earned but justified victory. Good performances throughout the team pleased bainisteoir Adrian who was delighted with the work-rate and enthusiasm of all his players.

Team: Adrian Galvin, Shane Kearney, Jack O’Rourke, Padraig McCarthy, Jamie Landers, Christy Coughlan (0-1), Emmet Barron, Eoin Fitzgibbon, Luke Fogarty, Sean Walsh, David Ogbebor (3-0), Cathal Deane, Fionn McDonnell, Aaron Walsh (0-4, 0-1f), Keane Budds (1-1). Subs: Dylan Hogan, Olin Hennessy, Kieran Daly, Richie Long.


Healthy Club Project – time to get up and running – this Friday!

Following the fantastic success of the first ever Killeagh 4 miles Road Race on March 13th, Killeagh GAA have now taken on another innovative venture, again with some additional help. GAA Headquarters in Croke Park, through their National Health and Wellbeing Committee, recently sought applications from clubs in all 32 counties to participate in Phase 2 of the National Healthy Club Project. With only 50 clubs to be selected, the competition was going to be tough. In a creative and inclusive move, Killeagh GAA sought the support of its three sister clubs who share its facilities in Páirc Uí Chinnéide – Killeagh Camogie Club, Inch Rovers Ladies Football Club, and Killeagh-Ita’s Juvenile GAA Club – in applying to be selected for this Project. Good news came through at the end of February that our application was successful and that we have been included. This should mean lots of exciting initiatives happening in Páirc Uí Chinnéide and elsewhere in our community over the next eighteen months, with the focus on all aspects of health and wellbeing – physical, emotional and community. Already representatives from each of the four clubs have come together for a night of training on “Health and Wellbeing” delivered by the Cork GAA Health and Wellbeing Committee. The next step now is to formally get this Project up and running in our community. With this in mind, an Open Meeting will take place in Páirc Uí Chinnéide on Friday next April 8th at 8.00 p.m. This meeting is open to members of all four clubs, but also we want to extend an open invitation to those in our community who are not affiliated with any of the four clubs but who have an interest in or some expertise in the area of Health and Wellbeing and who would like to get involved. Please try to come along on the night where you can find out more about the Project, give your ideas on what you might like to see happen, and perhaps get involved in the organisation of forthcoming events. See you there, healthy or not!