Killeagh GAA Club Notes

03 May, 2016

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News                                                                                                                                                                 

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C May 2nd 2016 .


Club Lotto Results;

Our last lotto draw took place on Tuesday April 26th where there was no winner of the €15,000 jackpot. Numbers for the draw were 4, 7, 21 and 22. Lucky dip winners were Andy Leahy, Kevin King, Dave Fitzgerald and Finbarr O’Connor. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €15,200. It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night, May 3rd. 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]

Official Opening

We are very disappointed but due to circumstances beyond the control of Killeagh GAA Club, the planned official opening of our facilities for Sunday May 8th has been deferred to a later date.

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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

Red FM SHL/Cork SH Championship 2016:

The senior hurling team are due to play Youghal in a Red FM SHL fixture on Sunday May 8th. The following Sunday May 15th they are down to play Muskerry in the only preliminary round of this year’s SHC. This game is scheduled for Pairc Ui Rinn with a throw-in time of 3.30pm.The junior hurling squad are down to play Carrigtwohill in their next fixture on May 9th in Carrigtwohill. 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.

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

U/12 ‘A’ Hurling League; Killeagh-Ita’s v Lisgoold in Killeagh

Team: Dylan McCarthy, Daniel Walsh, David Buckley, Tommy Noonan, Rory Motherway, Danny Fitzgerald, Eric Millerick, Ben Fogarty (C), Colm Leahy, Pierce Geary, Conor Meade, Ciaran Brennan, Evan Daly, Ben Budds and Callum Martin White.

Lisgoold got off to a good start with the wind in their favour with a 2 goal lead followed by 3 points.  Daniel Walsh was the first to score for Killeagh-Ita’s with 1 goal and added a further point a minute later.  Lisgoold went on to score another 2 goals and 3 points in the 1st half.

The second half was a better one for the Killeagh-Ita’s boys with another 3 goals and 3 points this time from Colum Leahy, followed by a further 2 points from Daniel Walsh. David Buckley and Callum Martin White also added a point each to the Killeagh-Ita’s tally.  

Final score was Lisgoold 5.12 and Killeagh-Ita’s 4.8. A great finish from the Killeagh-Ita’s team who had lots of scores in the 2nd half but this time not enough to catch up.  Well done boys.  

U14 footballers hold off St Colmans to secure league points

Rebel Óg Eastern Fe 14 A Football League. Killeagh-Ita’s 5-5 St Colmans 2-9

Wednesday 27th April saw our footballers travel to Cloyne to take on St Colmans in our fourth match of this league campaign. This was definitely the clichéd game of two halves; Killeagh-Ita’s scored an impressive 5-5 in the first half while St Colmans went to the dugout after registering 1-2. Play resumed with Killeagh-Ita’s playing without the benefit of the breeze and despite numerous attempts failed to build on their first half score.  St Colmans were pressing hard to score and slotted the football over the cross bar several times.  With the match heading towards the full time whistle and Killeagh-Ita’s gallantly defending their goal mouth the reiteoir awarded a penalty to St Colmans.  Despite the best efforts  of our goalie the well taken penalty was scored .  It was with much relief to both players and supporters that the final whistle blew and we could take shelter from the biting cold breeze.  There is great credit due to our young footballers who took to the pitch and played some fantastic football while remaining disciplined and focused.  Well done players and mentors. Team: C Coughlan, D Coleman, Jamie Fogarty, C O’Rourke, P Landers, P Kent, E Lane, B Murphy, C Leahy, D Collins, B O’Connor, R Treacy, R Bernard, G Walsh, D Doherty. Subs A Fitzgibbon, C Treacy, T McCarthy

Upcoming fixtures for our U14s include hurling league and Feile.   On the May Bank Holiday Monday we line out against Kiltha Óg at home in Pairc Ui Chinneide, throw in timed for 7.00 pm.   We also welcome the Hurling Feile Blitz to our complex on Saturday May 7th with the first game down for an 11.00 am start. Your support would be very much appreciated. Minors Beaten in Championship Opener

Rebel Óg Carrigaline Court Premier 1 Minor Hurling Championship

Sarsfields 2-15, Killeagh-Ita’s 2-5

No joy for our minor hurlers on an evening of horrible hailstones which made skilful hurling very difficult for the players on the pitch in this preliminary round championship opener. Our team got off to a flier with two points inside the first minute – Killian Treacy winning the sliotar from the throw-in and firing over, and Sean Walsh adding a second after our hard work dispossessed Sarsfields’ defenders from the immediate puck out. Killian added a free on five minutes and it looked as if a shock might be on the cards against this ‘all-conquering’ Sars team. Sars scored the next four points between minute 7 and 14 (although they were made to work hard for them, before Killian equalised with another free. Our defenders were fighting heroically for every ball, with Dylan Hogan and Jamie Landers very effective on the right wing, and we were unlucky when what appeared to be a valid point from Aaron Walsh, signalled by the umpires, was waved wide by reiteoir Pat Lyons. In the remaining ten minutes, Sarsfields added three points without reply, and, crucially, a goal in the 25th minute from dangerous full-forward Jack O’Connor. This gave them a 1-7 to 0-4 lead ag leath-am. The second half began with a savage downpour of hailstone, and an ideal return to action for our team, with Aaron Walsh lobbing the Sars goalkeeper for a spectacular goal after just one minute to give us renewed hope. However, Sars turned the screw and, apart from a Shane Kearney point, they hit over the next five points and when O’Connor turned and finished his second goal to the far left corner of the net, it was game over. Our boys kept battling, with Keane Kelly Budds, Killian Treacy, Christy Coughlan and others working tirelessly to the end. A just reward arrived on 52 minutes when Aaron whipped in a second goal, but the gap was too wide, and ag an séideadh deiridh, bhí an bua ag na Sarséalaigh, 2-15 i gcoinne 2-5. It’s a quick turnaround now to our next game, as we play the mighty Glen Rovers on Wednesday 4th May in Ballinacurra at 7.15 p.m. please be there to support our boys!

Team: Fionn McDonnell, Dylan Hogan, Jack O’Rourke, Emmet Barron, Jamie Landers, Kevin Murphy, Christy Coughlan, David Ogbebor, Keane Kelly Budds, Eoin Fitzgibbon, Aaron Walsh (2-0), Sean Walsh (0-1), Shane Kearney (0-1), Killian Treacy (0-3, 0-2f), Andrew Leahy. Subs: Cathal Deane, Padraig Leahy, Richie Long, Barry Motherway, Adrian Galvin.

U12s get back on the horse quickly

Having been beaten by Lisgoold on Monday evening in the Fé 12 Hurling League (5-11 to 4-8), our U12 team got back to winning ways with a comprehensive win over Blarney under the shadow of the Blarney Stone on Thursday evening. This was an excellent performance from our full team, with Danny Fitzgerald, Evan Daly, Rory Motherway, Ben Budds and Callum Martin White very bust around the field, well supported by the rest of the team. Scorers in a comprehensive victory were Darragh O’Leary, Tommy Morrison, Callum, Daniel Walsh, Colm Leahy, Ben, Darragh O’Leary and Danny. Well done boys!

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

Healthy Club Walkers and Runners Get Legs Moving

A historic evening on Tuesday last, April 26th, as our Healthy Club Project, a joint initiative between all four clubs who use Páirc Uí Chinnéide (Killeagh GAA, Killeagh-Ita’s Juvenile GAA, Inch Rovers and Killeagh Camogie) began in earnest with our first walking group getting underway. One of our Project Plans is to encourage people of all ages to become more active, and one of our first actions was to set up a “Walking and Talking” group. Tuesday evenings are very busy in Páirc Uí Chinnéide, so it was decided to use this time to encourage mums, dads, grandparents and children of all ages to get walking. Two routes have been outlined in the pitch – an inner circuit of 500 m around the main pitch, and an outer circuit of 1 km around the perimeter of the whole grounds. Over 30 people of all ages (under 1 to over 70!) took off for the initial walk at 6. 15 p.m. with much enthusiasm, choosing the inner circuit to keep a watchful eye on the almost 100 boys - Under 6’s, 7’s, 8’s and 9’s - training within. The “Walking and Talking” group continues every Tuesday from 6.00 on, bring your walking shoes, enthusiasm, and a few words for your fellow walkers!

Our “Run4Fun” group began their weekly session on Saturday morning in Glenbower Wood, led by Kieran Scully. Numbers were small for the first week, but hopefully, we will enlist some more beginner and established runners to join in one of the most beautiful running spots in Ireland. Every Saturday, 9.00am

Clubs Nursery brings in the crowds

If you wanted to see what unbridled enthusiasm and excitement looks like, Saturday at noon in Pairc Uí Chinnéide was the place to be. Our first Clubs Nursery of 2016 (also part of our Healthy Club Project) saw 43 children aged 3, 4 and 5 run, jump, hop and skip around the place for 45 minutes of fun, fun, fun. We owe a word of thanks to all those who helped on the day – moms, dads, siblings and others. Its clear many hands will be needed to make light work of this bunch. Every Saturday, 12.00 noon – join the fun!