Killeagh GAA Club Notes

11 July, 2016

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News                                                                                                                                                                 

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C July 11th 2016 .


Club Lotto Results;

Our last lotto draw took place on Tuesday July 5th where there was no winner of the €2000 jackpot. Lucky dip winners of €30 were Helen Cusack, Joe Butler, Kelly Coleman and Breeda Fitzgerald. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €2200. It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night, July 12th. 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]


Killeagh GAA – Killeagh Camogie – Inch Rovers Ladies Football – Killeagh-Ita’s GAA

Healthy Clubs Project 2016-2017

What is this about?

Healthy Clubs Project is a recent Croke Park initiative that the 4 clubs who use Páirc Uí Chinnéide have joined. It runs until the end of 2017. There are 50 clubs nationwide involved in the Project.

Who is it for?

Everyone – from under 1s to over 100s!

Everyone – for those who already use the pitch and those who don’t

Everyone – for those who already consider themselves healthy and those who don’t

Everyone – from within our community and from elsewhere

How does it work?

A small group of people from the 4 clubs have started to work on some activities aimed at promoting healthy living in our community. You can join in one or more of these, or you can suggest new ideas!

What are the activities already happening?

They can be grouped in 3 categories: Healthy Activities; Healthy Eating; Healthy Community.

Healthy Activities

Walking and Talking Group - every Tuesday @ 6.00 in Páirc Uí Chinnéide, open to everyone
Run4Fun - every Saturday morning @ 9.00 in Glenbower Woods, open to everyone
Couch to 5K - every Monday evening @ 8.00 in Páirc Uí Chinnéide. Suitable for all abilities
Hillwalking Group – Walk No. 1 took place on Sunday June 24th in Knockadoon at 9.30 a.m.
Club Nursery - every Saturday at 12.00 until early July & from September for 3-5 year olds

Healthy Eating

Healthy Food at all blitzes and club events
Recipes For Success Cooking Workshop - held on May 25th in Youghal, more to follow
Healthy Food Workshops for Parents & Children - from September 2016, details to follow
Healthy Food Cards For Young People - to be distributed to all teams, September 2016

Healthy Community

Smoke-Free Zone - Páirc Uí Chinnéide - begins Bank Holiday Monday August 1st
Family Fun Day - Sunday August 21st in Páirc Uí Chinnéide - details to follow
Sports Inclusion Workshop in conjunction with Cork Sports Partnership - details to follow
Healthy Social Media Workshops - Winter 2016, for young people and for parents / adults
Healthy Schools - links to be established with all 4 primary schools from September 2016

For more details, contact any of the following:

Padraig 087-8575678                

Kieran 085-8037343

Helen 087-2414279

Garden Party for a Good Cause:

Marcia Maunsell, a member of Inch Rovers Ladies Football, is holding a garden party in Kennedy’s Bar, Main Street, Killeagh on Sunday 17th July from 2pm to 4pm. Tea, coffee, sandwiches, cakes and much, much more will be available on the day! All proceeds raised go straight to the HOPE projects in Kolkata. Marcia has been selected by her school as a volunteer and she travels to Kolkata in April and this event forms part of her fundraising. Marcia appreciates any support you could give her and she looks forward to seeing you all there!

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 squad played Dungourney in Killeagh on Monday July 4th in a Div 2 league tie at 8.00pm. It was a hard fought game by both teams with Killeagh coming out on top on a final score of 1-15 to 1-14. They played Watergrasshill in junior ‘B’ championship in Lisgoold on Sunday July 10th at 7.30pm and came away with a fantastic victory on a score of 2-20 to 1-15

Red FM SHL/Cork SH Championship 2016

Our senior hurlers play UCC in the next round of the senior hurling championship which will be played on 17/7/16 in Midleton. A throw-in time has yet to be fixed for this tie. They played Midleton in a Red FM league fixture on Tuesday July 5th in Killeagh at 8.00pm. ‘Twas a belter of a game, “no place for the faint-hearted” and any other cliché you would like to use. Right from the throw-in it was 100mph pace right up to the final whistle. The large crowd of spectators were treated to a fine display of courage, heart and superb skills by both teams and in the end Killeagh emerged victorious on a final scoreline of 1-17 to 2-13. Well done to one and all on a fine victory. Full details of all competition draws, fixtures, results and tables are available on

Golf Classic:

Our annual fund raising golf classic takes place in West Waterford on July 14th,15th and 16th 2016. We are delighted to have secured 3 major sponsors in Fennelly Fuels, Burgess Service Station and Abbeylands Nursing Home. We thank Mr. JJ Fennelly and Mr. James Rochford  for this much needed sponsorship. We appeal to all to help make this fund raising venture a success by securing sponsorships of tees, greens and teams. For all information etc on classic contact Ray Rochford 0872330054.


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

Two out of Three ….

Rebel Óg Eastern ’A’ Fé 16 Hurling Championship Killeagh-Ita’s 6-17, Aghabullogue 2-6

Championship came to Páirc Uí Chinnéide on Monday evening last as we welcomed Aghabullogue for the Eastern A quarter-final clash. Having been beaten twice in championship semi-final and league final by our opponents at this grade in 2015, our team and mentors were intent on balancing the books. A flying start saw us get three early points from Ryan McCarthy, Ben O’Connor and a free from Ryan, before Barry Motherway fed Ben who goaled in the fourth minute. Aghabullogue replied instantly with a goal and a point from their lethal full-forward Tadhg Bradley (subsequently well marshalled by Daniel Lucey, Dylan Hogan and Richie Landers in turn) and the game was on. However, our boys took control and, playing excellent hurling throughout the field, added 1-4 without reply, the goal scored by Olin Hennessy after great work by Adrian Galvin. Aghabullogue came again, adding a further 1-2 by the 27th minute, by which time we held a slender 2-9 to 2-3 lead, given that we had played with strong wind advantage. However, in the closing minutes of the half, 2-2 (Olan Broderick and Oisin McCarthy points, followed by goals by Olan and Ben) gave us a substantial advantage to take against the breeze. The second half saw the intensity and the scoring rate drop somewhat, and Tadhg Bradley’s enforced withdrawal due to injury on 40 minutes limited our opponents’ scoring threat. Barry Motherway and Olan Broderick added further goals while our replacements all did well, with Owen Cosgrove getting the final point before Pa Beausang’s final whistle. Next up is Kiltha Óg on Monday 11th in Rostellan. Kiltha have a 3-18 to 3-11 league win chalked up against us from earlier in the season, so will fancy their chances. Can we do it? Come back here next week for the report! This could be close!

Panel: Brian Murphy, Darragh Geary, Daniel Lucey, Kieran Daly, David Kelly, Dylan Hogan, Adrian Galvin, Richie Landers, Ryan McCarthy (0-6, 0-5f), Oisin McCarthy (0-1), Barry Motherway (1-0), Richie Long (0-1), Olin Hennessy (1-0), Olan Broderick (2-4), Ben O’Connor (2-3), Dara Motherway,  Darragh O’Connor, James Kent, Owen Cosgrove (0-1), Danny Cunningham, Tommy Noonan, Cathal Fitzgibbon, Paul Delaney. 

Rebel Óg Premier 1 Minor Hurling League Na Piarsaigh 0-12, Killeagh-Ita’s 1-10

One of our most enjoyable victories of recent years by any team was achieved against the odds in the northside of Cork city on Wednesday evening last. Four points down with 10 minutes remaining, our hosts Na Piarsaigh had hit seven points in a row with the gale-force wind to turn an 8-5 deficit into a 12-8 lead. We looked like getting no return for the excellent effort from every player, which had been spoiled somewhat by poor shooting in the first half (notable for a trademark Aaron Walsh point from distance and also for a Kevin Murphy puck-out going wide at the other end of the field). However, in that closing ten minutes, Shane Kearney (brilliant in the second half) added his second point before Kevin pointed a free from distance. With two minutes left, Shane floated a high ball into the cearnóg where Seán Walsh (also brilliant in the second half) got the deftest of flicks to it to lodge it behind the cúl báire and isteach sa chúl! Our backs then defended heroically as they had done all evening, with tigerish defending from the whole team, but especially Emmet Barron, Jack O’Rourke and Christy Coughlan. Eoin Fitzgibbon and Keane Budds showed great stamina throughout (GPS trackers on those two would give interesting stats!), while Killian Treacy mixed solid free-taking with great work-rate throughout the pitch.

Team: Fionn McDonnell, Dylan Hogan, Jack O’Rourke, Emmet Barron, Jamie Landers, Christy Coughlan, Kevin Murphy, Keane Budds (0-1), Cathal Deane, Eoin Fitzgibbon, Killian Treacy (0-6, 0-5f), Aaron Walsh (0-1), Shane Kearney (0-2), David Ogbebor, Sean Walsh (1-0), Richie Long, Barry Motherway, Adrian Galvin.


Rebel Óg Premier 2 Fé 15 Hurling League Ballincollig 2-17 Killeagh-Ita’s 2-10

A below-par performance against an admittedly strong (physically and skill-wise) Ballincollig team on Thursday last saw us fall to our first defeat of this league campaign after four wins. Ballincollig led from the first minute with an early goal, and maintained their lead throughout (1-4 to 0-3 after 22 minutes, 1-8 to 0-3 at half-time). Our corner-backs Danny Cunningham and Paul Delaney were very strong in their corners, and Robert Sinclair had a very busy game on his wing, while Under 14s David Collins and Remy Bernard also did well. A better second-half showing saw us get late goals from Ben O’Connor and Richie Landers to close the gap, but in truth, Ballincollig were full value for their seven point win, and they have by far the best Under 15 player we have seen so far in this league in tall and skilful midfielder Paul Cooney. Beidh lá eile againn!

Team: Brian Murphy, Paul Delaney, Daniel Lucey, Danny Cunningham, Robert Sinclair, Richie Landers (1-0), Owen Cosgrove, Cathal Fitzgibbon, Ryan McCarthy (0-6f), David Collins, Oisin McCarthy, Ciaran O’Rourke, Darragh O’Connor, Dara Motherway (0-1), Tommy Noonan, Remy Bernard (0-1), Ben O’Connor (1-2).


Cúl Camp is Here!

Next Monday July 18th is the start of our Cúl Camp week of fun and games. If by any chance you still haven’t booked, get on to Ursula immediately if you want to reserve a place! We’re going to have huge numbers and we don’t want to have to turn away anyone, so don’t be disappointed!

Healthy Club Project 2016-2017 Activities:

Killeagh GAA – Killeagh Camogie – Inch Rovers Ladies Football – Killeagh-Ita’s GAA

Healthy Clubs Project 2016-2017


Páirc Uí Chinnéide Goes Smoke-Free – Clock Is Ticking Towards August 1st!

NO SMOKING! is the motto loud and clear from August 1st in Páirc Uí Chinnéide. Unfortunately one of our players was subjected to passive smoke from an opposition mentor / supporter in an away match during the week, and suffered with a sore throat in the following days. Let’s keep the air clear, clean and healthy for all of us.


CouchTo5K Making Great Strides

Our CouchTo5K running group has gathered momentum and is clocking up the miles and laps in Páirc Uí Chinnéide and in Glenbower Wood. The Inch 5K on August 12th is the target, so come along every Monday night to the pitch at 8.00 p.m. or Saturday morning at 9.00 to Glenbower Wood if you’d like to begin or renew your running activity.