Killeagh GAA Club Notes

08 August, 2016

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C August 8th 2016.


Club Lotto Results;

Our last lotto draw took place on Tuesday August 2nd where there was no winner of the €2800 jackpot. Lucky dip winners of €30 were Tadgh Collins, Eugene Harte, Katie Lenihan and Mary Lenihan. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €3000. It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night, August 9th. 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

Walking and Talking Group continues every Tuesday @ 6.00 p.m. in Páirc Uí Chinnéide, open to everyone.

Run4Fun - every Saturday morning @ 9.00 in Glenbower Woods, open to everyone – runners, joggers, walkers, strollers!

Couch to 5K – continues every Monday evening @ 8.00 in Páirc Uí Chinnéide. Suitable for all ages and abilities, especially beginners who would like to try to run a little. Join our growing group of leisure joggers – perhaps you might be interested in the Inch 5K on August 12th.

*NEW*  Páirc Uí Chinnéide Goes Smoke-Free – From Monday August 1st, Páirc Uí Chinnéide will be a Smoke-Free Zone. All users will be asked to comply with this voluntary code. Let’s keep our air healthy for everyone!

*NEW* FAMILY FUN DAY in Páirc Uí Chinnéide Sunday afternoon August 21st. Details to follow.

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. This year, 2016, saw three of our senior teams record a remarkable accomplishment. Our senior hurling team and our junior ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams all won their opening matches in their respective championship competitions- Killeagh beat Muskerry in the Cork SHC, our junior ‘A’s beat Lisgoold and our junior ‘B’s beat Watergrasshill in their East Cork Championship competitions. Well done to all involved both inside and outside the respective teams and hopefully they can continue to add to these recent successes. Our junior ‘A’ hurlers played Russell Rovers in round 5 of this years’ East Cork championship in Castlemartyr on Saturday evening last and alas went down on a final score of 4-13 to 2-12.

Red FM SHL/Cork SH Championship 2016

Full details of all competition draws, fixtures, results and tables are available on Following Sunday’s game in the Cork SHC R2A between Douglas and Imokilly, our seniors will play Imokilly in R3 of this year’s competition. Imokilly lost to Douglas in Pairc Ui Rinn in a high scoring game on a final score of 4-20 to 2-24. The Killeagh v Imokilly game is scheduled to be played on Sunday August 14th in Midleton @3.00pm. Our senior hurlers played Glen Rovers in a Red FM SHL game on Sunday last in The Glen. Despite hitting the back of the net twice we lost out to our hosts on a final score of 0-23 to 2-13.

Killeagh-Ita’s Juvenile News

U16s bow out at penultimate stage

Rebel Óg County Fé 16 A Hurling Semi-Final

Sam Maguires 4-11, Killeagh-Ita’s 3-11

Defeat was the lot of our Under 16 hurlers on Saturday afternoon last in Eire Óg, Ovens, when a physically stronger Sam Maguires team won a very exciting game by three points and qualified for the County Final against Kilshannig, while we reflect on a game that on another day we might have won. From first minute to last Sam Maguires led, with a first minute goal giving them a platform for the whole game. Padraig Leahy was our only scorer in the first twenty minutes, with three exceptional points from play, and the third of these reduced the deficit to five points – 1-5 to 0-3. Stalemate ensued for the next ten minutes before a Ryan McCarthy point made it a four point game. Crucially, in the final three minutes of the half (2 of which were additional time added on by reiteoir Diarmuid Kirwan), our opponents bagged 1-2 to give them a 9-point cushion – 2-7 to 0-4 – for the second half. The wind was in our favour in this half and we began well with points from Ryan (free) and Richie Long to give us hope. We were rocked by a quick goal from Sam Maguires which ultimately also led to an injury to cúl báire Brian Murphy who had to be replaced by Dara Motherway. On 42 minutes our hopes were threadbare, trailing by 3-9 to 0-7 before Padraig’s fourth point and another from Ryan reduced the margin. Goals were required and amazingly, we got three in the final 13 minutes, from Richie Long, Richie Landers and from Ben O’Connor in the final minute, but Sam Maguires had raised one of their own just prior to this to maintain their advantage at the final whistle. It was hard luck for our boys who tried their best, but couldn’t get their noses in front at any stage. Best wishes to both teams, Sam Maguires and Kilshannig, in the final – may the best team win. Thanks to all our panel for their efforts during the year and to their mentors Sean, Ger and Dick. We have a young team, with 6 Under 15s (including all our half-back line) and 2 Under 14s on the team. Focus now turns to completing our league campaign in an attempt to qualify for a league play-off, and to the football season which now recommences with league and championship in the coming weeks.

Team: Brian Murphy, Kieran Daly, Dylan Hogan (c), Darragh Geary, Owen Cosgrove, Richie Landers (1-0), David Kelly, Richie Long (1-1), Ryan McCarthy (0-4, 0-2f), Padraig Leahy (0-5), Barry Motherway, Oisin McCarthy, Daniel Lucey, Ben O’Connor (1-1), Olin Hennessy. Subs used: Adrian Galvin, Robert Sinclair, Paul Delaney, Dara Motherway, Cathal Fitzgibbon.


Minors qualify for league semi-final

Rebel Óg Premier 1 Minor Hurling League Killeagh-Ita’s 5-16, Blackrock 2-6

A blistering first half performance which included four goals gave our minor team the confidence to overcome Blackrock comprehensively in this our sixth league game of 2016. The win qualifies us for the latter stages of the league play-offs as we now sit on 10 points and are guaranteed a top four finish. Highlights of the first half were the threat of Luke Fogarty at full-forward, two goals finished expertly by Fionn McDonnell and long distance points from Kevin Murphy and Killian Treacy. Cathal Deane and Keane Kelly Budds were both excellent at midfield when the game was close. The second half was the ‘Andrew Leahy show’ as he firstly scored an outrageous point from wing-forward where he weaved through a maze of opponents before scoring, and followed this with an equally spectacular 90-metre point from his finishing position of centre-back.

Team: Shane Kearney, Jamie Landers, Jack O’Rourke, Emmet Barron, Eoin Fitzgibbon, Christy Coughlan, Kevin Murphy, Keane Kelly Budds, Cathal Deane, Sean Walsh, David Ogbebor, Killian Treacy, Andrew Leahy, Luke Fogarty, Fionn McDonnell.


Under 15 Football Championship Kinsale 2-14, Killeagh-Ita’s 2-7

It rained and rained and rained, but our brave Under 15s battled and battled and battled. A classy Kinsale outfit (Harry Sheehan is a free-taker and midfielder in the Maurice Fitzgerald mould) ultimately got the better of our boys, but not before a great game in difficult conditions. Dara Motherway got our first half goal, where Danny Cunningham, Daniel Lucey and Christian Coughlan excelled in defence, and Cathal Fitzgibbon got on more ball than any other player and distributed really well when he did win possession. Robbie Treacy also made a point-blank save and was very accurate with his kick-outs. The second half saw good performances from sub David Collins and a welcome return from injury for Cian McDonald who marked it with a goal following an assist from Tommy Noonan. Good preparation for 2017 and for the 2016 Under 16 championship as well.

Team: Robbie Treacy, Danny Cunningham, Daniel Lucey, George Sinclair, Christian Coughlan, Ryan McCarthy, Cathal Fitzgibbon, David Kelly, Robert Sinclair (C), Oisin McCarthy, Olan Broderick, Owen Cosgrove, Dara Motherway, Richie Landers, Darragh O’Connor. Subs: Cian McDonald, Tommy Noonan, David Collins, Ciaran O’Rourke.