Killeagh GAA Club Notes

09 May, 2016

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News                                                                                                                                                                 

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C May 9th 2016 .


Club Lotto Results;

Our last lotto draw took place on Tuesday May 3rd where there was no winner of the €15,200 jackpot. Numbers for the draw were 5, 14, 16 and 26. Lucky dip winners were James Rochford, Tom Barry, Louise McCarrick and Sinead Power. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €15,400. 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]

Top of FormBottom of FormTop of FormEast Cork Football/Hurling;

The draws for the East Cork Hurling 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 played Youghal in a Red FM SHL fixture on Sunday last.  The large attendance saw Killeagh prevail on a final score of 2-10 to 0-13. Their next senior hurling game takes place on Sunday May 15th Pairc Ui Rinn at 3.30pm. They play Muskerry in the only preliminary round of this year’s SHC. 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

Healthy Club Activities:

Walk and Talk group continues this and every Tuesday evening in Pairc Ui Chinneide from 6pm. Contact Colman on 0857540973 for information

Our “Run4Fun” group continue their weekly session this and every Saturday morning from 9am in Glenbower Woods. Contact Kieran on 0858037343 for information

Club Nursery promising fun for all under-fives continues this and every Saturday from 12.00 noon. Contact Colman on 0857540973 for information

Upcoming Club Events Diary 2016:

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

Golf Society; Next outing is to Fermoy on Thursday May 19th. Timesheet and details with Ray Rochford on 0872330054 and guests are welcome to play

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


U13 Rebel Óg

Killeagh 5-09 Kiltha Óg 7-01 played in Castlemartyr.

Team: Aaron Fitzgibbon, Rory Motherway, Jamie Fogarty, Jack Flanagan, Rory Lynch, George Walsh-Wallace, Padraig Mackey, David Buttimer, Colm Treacy, Cormac Fitzpatrick, Eoin Brenner, Ben Budds, Colm Landers, Evan Lane, David Buckley, Conor Meade, Callum Martin-Whyte, Ciaran Brennan.

Minors Get Back On Track

Carrigaline Court Premier 1 Minor Hurling Championship Round 1 Killeagh-Ita’s 1-19, Glen Rovers 3-10

It took guts, character and a little bit of luck for our minors to overturn a seven point deficit with twenty minutes to go in this Round 1 Minor Hurling Championship clash and come out on top winning by three points. Glen Rovers played exceptional hurling throughout this game, scoring two excellent second-half goals to lead by 3-9 to 0-11 after 39 minutes, having led by 1-8 to 0-9 after the first half, during which they had wind advantage. Signs were ominous at that stage, but luckily, a long-range Kevin Murphy free went all the way to the net and reduced the deficit to four. From here to the end of the game, our defence tightened up considerably with Christy Coughlan, Jack O’Rourke and Emmet Barron securing vital possession and driving out forcefully from defence. Keane Kelly Budds continued his all-action work in the midfield area, while the forward six kept up their workmate and earned important frees in the process. Five points from Kevin (three frees) and Killian Treacy (one from free, one from play) with only one in response levelled the game with nine minutes left. Aaron Walsh then hit over two monstrous 90-metre points to give us the lead for the first time since the 15th minute, before a second David Ogbebor point with time almost up gave us a cushion that would prevent a late catastrophe. Well done to the team for turning things around after the defeat to Sarsfields on Friday last. Our team go on to play Douglas in the quarter-final which will be played around July 14th, while Glen Rovers could still have quite a say in this championship as they take on Duhallow in Round 2.

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


Rory O’Connor Cup Thriller Goes To Extra Time

Killeagh-Ita’s 7-8, Askeaton-Ballysteen (Limerick) 4-11 (after extra time)

A thrilling Under 15 football match provided the climax of Lá Na gClub in Páirc Uí Chinnéide on Sunday last. We welcomed Askeaton-Ballysteen from County Limerick and at stake was the Rory O’Connor Cup, with Rory’s nephew Darragh given the honour of captaining his team for the day. This game saw some excellent scores from both teams, with inspiring performances from full-back Daniel Lucey and midfielder Karl O’Toole helping our team to recover from a poor start to get in front near the final whistle. Our visitors led by 2-3 to 0-1 after ten minutes, by 3-6 to 1-4 at half time, and by 4-8 to 2-4 after 45 minutes. An exceptional scoring burst in the final quarter saw our boys lead by 5-7 to 4-8 with time almost up, but Askeaton replied with two points to square it up. So reiteoir Jim Daly needed extra time to decide who the winners of the Rory O’Connor Cup would be, and our boys finished stronger in this period, scoring 2-1 to Askeaton’s solitary point to retain the trophy for Killeagh-Ita’s, allowing Darragh O’Connor to receive the cup from his proud uncle John.

Team: Robbie Treacy, Danny Cunningham, Daniel Lucey, Owen Cosgrove, Robert Sinclair, Ryan McCarthy, Cathal Fitzgibbon, Karl O’Toole, David Kelly, Paul Delaney, Richie Landers, Olan Broderick, Dara Motherway, Oisin McCarthy, Darragh O’Connor. Subs: Brian Murphy, Christian Coughlan, Tommy Noonan, David Collins.


U14 Hurling League

Kiltha Óg deny Killeagh Ita's league points 7-07 - 5-16

Killeagh Ita's welcomed Kiltha Óg to Pairc Ui Chinneide on Monday 2nd for our first game in the hurling league.  Kiltha Óg were first to score and had two points registered when Ben scored a point for us. Kiltha Óg scored the next 1-04 before Ciaran Leahy scored a point.  Both teams had traded points when Killeagh Ita's started to dominate and held Kiltha Óg scoreless while we scored 2-02.  At half time we were ahead on a scoreline of 3-06 to 1-07.  When play resumed it was Kiltha Óg who dominated and scored 2-06 before they also scored an own goal to kick start our second half scoring. The second half was nail biting with the lead changing with each score. Ciaran O Rourke scored a goal to level the game on 5-07 (22) to 3-13(22). Kiltha Óg scored next to go ahead however Ben replied by scoring a goal, we were ahead by two points. Kiltha Óg not to be out done found the back of our net and took the lead once more. Killeagh Ita's got their noses ahead when Ben scored another goal before being substituted due to injury.  Kiltha Óg slotted two points over the bar, the score was level once more with full time fast approaching however Kiltha Óg had the final say with one more goal and when the final whistle went Killeagh Ita's were denied any league points.  There was a great display of hurling from Killeagh Ita’s with an spectacular 7 -07 scored and were very unlucky not to share the spoils on the night. Well done to all.

Team: G Walsh, C Treacy, J Fogarty, P Landers, D Collins, B Murphy, R Treacy, P Kent, C Coughlan, B O Connor, C O Rourke, R Bernard, D Doherty, C Leahy, R Farquhar,  E Brenner, T McCarthy


A Feast of Hurling as Killeagh Hosts Feile

Saturday 7th May saw Pairc Ui Chinneide host Cobh, Fermoy, Carrigaline, Sars, Blackrock and Killeagh Ita's competing for the opportunity to represent their County in this year’s hurling Feile.  The morning was wet and dreary but the welcome in Killeagh was exceptionally warm.  Anybody who braved the elements and came down to support the hurlers were served up not only fantastic hurling but a huge array of refreshments. Thank you to everybody who made this such a wonderful event.


Killeagh Ita's opening game saw us take on Cobh.  We were first out of the blocks with a well taken free from Ben landing in the back of the goal, Cobh were quick to reply with 3 point however David Collins was not going to let Cobh get ahead of us and slotted the ball over the bar.  Just before the half time whistle sounded Ryan Farquhar with ball in hand and goal on his mind was fouled enroute to a certain goal. The resulting penalty was taken by Ben and he left the goalie with no chance and at half time the score read 2-01 to 0-03.  Killeagh Ita's continued to dominate in the second half with Ben scoring two goals and David Collins scoring another.  When the full time whistle sounded Killeagh Ita's headed for the dressing room with a comfortable 5-.03 to 2-03 win.


Next out on the Main Pitch to take on our boys was Blackrock.  Killeagh Ita's were first to score again in our second game when Ben converted a free to a point. Our boys gave Blackrock no chance to settle as Ciaran O Rourke put us 1-01 ahead.  Blackrock scored the next two points one from a free and one from a 65.  We replied with two points and at half time the score read 1-.03 to 0-02.  With our fantastic defence Blackrock were held scoreless in the second half and when the Reiteoir blow for full time the score was 1--06 to 0-02.


With two wins under our belts we were up against Carrigaline in the semi-final.  This was a much tighter game and we secured a win by the narrowest of margins. Carrigaline were first to score when they scored a point from play but Ryan Farquhar was quick to reply. We traded one more point but Killeagh Ita's had the last say and at half time we were ahead with 0-02 to 0-03.   The second half saw both teams scoring two points apiece and it was with much relief the full time whistle sounded and our boys could head for the dressing rooms for a well-deserved rest and to prepare for the final against Sars. 


Our warriors took to the pitch and were very focused on the task in hand.  Sars got the dream start and went a goal ahead.   There is great credit due to our boys who despite being tired, cold and wet refused to give up and when awarded a free Ben put it over the bar.  At half time there was nothing between the two teams as Ciaran O Rourke had scored a goal to put us a point ahead but unfortunately not for long as Sars levelled the score.  We were very unlucky in the second half not to build on our first half scores.  Sars on the other hand managed to score two points one from a free and one from play.  This defeat meant our Féile dream was over however this was a wonderful morning of hurling and there is great credit due to the entire panel of players who lined out for Killeagh Ita’s.

Feile Panel: C Coughlan, D Coleman,  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 ,  C Treacy, T McCarthy, D Scully, B Budds, E Brenner, J Fogarty,  R Farquhar.