Killeagh GAA Club Notes

30 May, 2016

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News                                                                                                                                                                 

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C May 30th 2016 .


Club Lotto Results;

Our last lotto draw took place on Tuesday May 24th where there was no winner of the €15,800 jackpot. Numbers for the draw were 10, 15, 17 and 18. Lucky dip winners were Colin Brennan, Siobhain McCarthy, Patsy Collins and Sam Cashman. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €16,000. It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night, May 24th. 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. The junior squad play Sarsfields on Wednesday night, June 8th @ 7.30 in div 2 hurling league in Killeagh.

Red FM SHL/Cork SH Championship 2016

Our senior hurling team played Newtownshandrum in the first round proper of this year’s Cork SHC on Sunday May 29th in Mallow. They put in a great performance whilst missing a few key players and eventually went down on a final score of 1-19 to 0-16. The team and selectors and club appreciated all the supporters who took the time to cheer on their team in Mallow. They are down to play the losers of the UCC/Imokilly tie in the next round. 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:

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


Comprehensive championships win for u14

Fé 14 Premier 2 Hurling Championship Killeagh-Ita’s v Ballygarvan, Killeagh, Monday May 23rd 2016

Killeagh-Ita's welcomed Ballygarvan to Pairc Uí Chinnéide on Monday 23rd May for their first game in this year’s U14 hurling championship.  It was a beautiful evening for hurling and in front of a large home crowd reitoir Joe Larking threw in the ball at 7.30.  Killeagh Ita’s stamped their authority on this game from the off and within a minute had registered a goal when Evan Lane fielded the sliotar to Ben O’Connor who laid it off to Ciaran O’Rourke who had no difficulty in  finding the back of the Ballygarvan goal.  No sooner had the goalie pucked out the ball when Colm Treacy gathered the ball, passed to Remy Bernard and once again the green flag was raised.  Two minutes, two goals and a dream start.  Killeagh-Ita's were on the attack again straight away from the puck out and fantastic stick work from Ryan Farquhar was rewarded by a third goal, and, unbelievably, in three short minutes, the full-forward line had bagged a goal each!  Ballygarvan, still reeling from the three quick goals recovered to a score a point, but not to be outdone Christian Coughlan quickly replied by slotting the ball over the bar. Ballygarvan continued their attempts to get a hold on the game by adding another point, however Killeagh-Ita’s added further scores from Ciaran and Ben, followed by two fantastic shots on goal by Ben which left the goalie with no chance of a save and Killeagh-Ita’s holding a very comfortable lead.  As the first half was drawing to a close Killeagh-Ita’s scored a further three points as Brian, Remy and Ben each pointed. Ballygarvan did manage to get a goal back and the half time score stood at 5-08 to 1-02.


The second half began exactly as the first with Ciaran scoring another goal quickly followed by yet another goal expertly scored by Ben; there was no stopping our boys! Two points came from placed balls for Ben, one from a free and one from a 65. There were plenty of changes of personnel on the field as the bench was emptied.  Darragh Coleman wasn’t long on the field when he put his mark on the score sheet with a lovely point. It was Remy‘s turn to be called ashore but he was not leaving the field without one last goal.   Ballygarvan found it very difficult to break down our defence due to our outstanding backs, Evan, Jamie, Padraig, David and even when they did penetrate we had George in our goal that pulled off some wonderful saves. Ballygarvan were held scoreless in the second half and Killeagh-Ita’s were not finished scoring yet as Brian added two points in quick succession.  Darragh Coleman showed no mercy to Ballygarvan (or the scoreboard!!)  When he brought our goal tally up further and it was lights out on our electronic scoreboard...  One last opportunity wasn’t lost by Daniel Doherty who squeezed in a final goal before Joe Larkin blew up his final whistle.


Next outing for these boys is on Monday 30th in Passage west when they take on Carrigaline in the next round of u14 championship. Throw in at 7 pm. Please come out and support the boys. 


Team:  George Walsh, Evan Lane, Jamie Fogarty, Padraig Landers, David Collins, Brian Murphy, Robbie Treacy, Paul Kent, Colm Treacy, Ben O’Connor, Daniel Doherty, Christian Coughlan, Remy Bernard, Ciaran O’Rourke,  Ryan Farquhar.  Subs Darragh Coleman, Tony McCarthy, David Scully, Eoin Brenner, Aaron Fitzgibbon, Ben Budds, Ciaran Leahy


P.S. Well done to the boys attending Inch NS who took to the pitch for a second time that day, having earlier beaten Conna in a Sciath Na Scol semi-final. They qualified for the final against Ballintotas NS which will take place on Friday week, June 10th, at 10.30 a.m. in CIT. Well done also to múinteoir and bainisteoir iontach John Irwin who had his charges well primed for both games. Who says a man can’t multi-task? 





Fé 9 Hurling Killeagh-Ita’s v St. Catherine’s, Ballynoe, Saturday May 21st 2016


Killeagh-Ita’s Under 9 boys played their first game of the season on Saturday last against St. Catherine’s. The boys braved the heavy showers and played extremely well, showing plenty of new skills. Twenty players travelled, showing great appetite for the game. We have plenty of hurling and football matches organised over the coming weeks. Well done boys!


Fé 15 Super Touch Hurling Blitz in Killeagh, Saturday May 28th 2016

Those lucky enough to be in Killeagh on Saturday afternoon saw hurling with a difference – with four 10-a-side Under 15 teams participating in the GAA’s Super Touch Competition which was held throughout Munster at a number of different venues. Killeagh-Ita’s as hosts welcomed Fr. O’Neill’s, Castlelyons and Lisgoold, and 6 fast-flowing, high-scoring games ensued. Given that games were only 12 minutes a side and the teams were shooting into Under 12 size goals, the quality and quantity of points and goals scored was exceptional, from all four teams. Killeagh-Ita’s had to dig out their win against O’Neill’s in the opening game, as they trailed by 2-2 to 0-1 at one stage early on, and 2-2 to 0-4 at half-time. A succession of good points brought them back into the game in the second half before Cathal Fitzgibbon scored the crucial goal which gave us the victory by 1-9 to 2-4. On the other pitch Lisgoold had overcome Castlelyons under reiteoir Ger Scully’s watch. We swapped pitches, and referee James Hennessy came with us, to play Castlelyons, and we managed to get on top after a very entertaining game, winning by 7-7 to 3-5. Darragh O’Connor featured very well in this game with an excellent 1-1 in the second half. The only difference between the teams in this game was our ability to score goals at the right time, with Castlelyons showing great skill and commitment, and at least three of their players featuring as ‘laochra an lae’, were such honours to be awarded. Meanwhile, Lisgoold had beaten O’Neills by 1-6 to 1-3 to set up a showdown between the greens and blues. And what a showdown it was – Lisgoold took an early lead and led 1-6 to 1-2 at half-time, before our boys once again whittled down the lead, with Olan Broderick and Dara Motherway leading the scoring charts as they had done throughout the day, ably assisted by Richie Landers and Ryan McCarthy’s exceptionally accurate free-taking. At the final whistle, we held the slenderest of leads, 2-8 to 1-10, and as a result qualified for the final of this competition, to be held in Mallow on Saturday June 11th.  This was a brilliant team effort throughout, with the manner of the comebacks greatly pleasing our managers Ger and Sean. Captaen an lae Aaron O’Connell was cool in the cúl, and his quick puck-outs set up many an attack. Daniel Lucey, Owen Cosgrove and George Sinclair covered very well in defence, while Ryan and Richie played at their usual high standard.  David Kelly and Oisin McCarthy were all-action in the middle third, and the danger-men, Dara, Cathal, Olan and Darragh got the vital scores up front. We wish to thank our visiting teams for contributing positively to a great day’s hurling.


Team: Aaron O’Connell, Owen Cosgrove, Daniel Lucey, George Sinclair, Ryan McCarthy, Richie Landers, David Kelly, Cathal Fitzgibbon, Richie Landers, Darragh O’Connor, Dara Motherway, Olan Broderick.


Fé 10 Hurling Tournament, Ballyduff, Saturday 28th 2016


Congratulations to our Under 10 boys who played Lismore, Carrigtwohill and Fermoy in the prestigious Ballyduff Upper Tournament on Saturday last and won all three games. Sean Meade was the hero of the day in goals, with Ben Walsh, Cathal Landers, Michael O’Donovan, Barry Walsh, Jamie Hyde, Mark Buttimer, Fionn Murphy, Michael Doherty, Conor Murphy, Sean Lynch and Conor Burns doing very well outfield. We have qualified for the semi-final which will be held in Ballyduff on Saturday next, June 4th.

'Killeagh/Ita’s under 9 boys played their first game of the season on Saturday last against St. Catherine’s. The boys braved the heavy showers and played extremely well, showing plenty of new skills. Twenty players travelled, showing great appetite for the game. We have plenty of hurling and football matches organised over the coming weeks. Well done boys!'