Killeagh GAA Club Notes

05 September, 2016

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C September 5th 2016.


Club Lotto Results;

Our last lotto draw took place on Tuesday August 30th where there was no winner of the €3600 jackpot. Lucky dip winners of €30 were Eileen Cashman, Nora Crotty, Fitzgerald Family and Richie Brennan. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €3800. It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night, September 6th. 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]

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.

Páirc Uí Chinnéide Goes Smoke-Free –Páirc Uí Chinnéide is a Smoke-Free Zone All users are asked to comply with this voluntary code. Let’s keep our air healthy for everyone!

East Cork Football/Hurling;

The ‘House Full’ signs had to be put on the gates of Pairc Ui Chinneide on Friday evening last as a very large crowd were treated to a fine display of football and hurling by the four teams who contested East Cork Finals. The East Cork U21 hurling final, for The Ben Purcell 1969 Cup, was contested by Erins Own and Aghada and was the first match of the programme. It was a keenly contested final between both clubs and in the end Erins Own was far too strong and won the title on a final score of 3-17 to 1-10. In the second game of the evening Cloyne and St. Catherines played for the Jim Ryan Cup. Again the large crowd in attendance were treated to a great game by both teams and after a tight contest Cloyne emerged with the victory and title of East Cork Junior ’A’ Football champions. The final score was Cloyne 2-07 St. Catherines 1-08. In preparation for the two finals at Pairc Ui Chinneide our club had put in place a well organised parking and exit strategy for the night and thanks to all the volunteers it worked very well and resulted in very little inconvenience. Killeagh GAA Club committee would like to thank all the teams and their supporters who complied with the stewards on the night to make the finals a success. We hope that all supporters, teams, Sponsors, and members of The East Cork Board had an enjoyable experience at our club grounds while attending the finals. We would also like to thank sincerely all those club members who gave up their time to help the club in any way last Friday night.

Golf Society

The society has an outing to Tramore on Saturday September 10th. Times available for tee box are from 11.00am to 12.20pm. Contact Ray on 0872330054 for all details and booking of tee time. There is also a Tuesday outing to Water Rock on Tuesday August 30th starting at 12 noon.

Killeagh-Ita’s Juvenile Club Notes

U8 Blitz in The Glen

Killeagh-Ita’s U8 squad travelled to Blackpool on Saturday 27th August to compete in the Glen Rovers Centenary U8 hurling blitz. A grand total of 21 eager players made the trip to play in this prestigious tournament. The three other teams who competed in the blitz were Glen Rovers, Mount Sion and St. Finbarrs. Overall it was a great days hurling with great displays from all Killeagh players. The standard of hurling was exceptionally high and it was heartening to see Killeagh more than hold their

own. We would like to thank all the mentors, parents and supporters who travelled on the day. We were well prepared for last Saturday’s blitz in Carrigtwohill but it had to be cancelled at the last moment due to the very bad weather and heavy rain on Saturday morning.

The panel of players was: Alex Fogarty, Alex Howey, Andrew Brenner, Ben Geary, Billy Guerin, Cormac Delaney, Callum Power, Cayden Hyde, Daniel Geary, Darragh Sheehan, Diarmuid Fitzpatrick, Eoin Sheehan, John Farquhar, Patrick Dineen, Rhian Lane, Rian O'Connor, Ryan Murphy, Sean O'Leary, Senan McDonnell, Tom Power, and Tony Kenneally.

Mixed Fortunes for our U14 Hurlers and Footballers

The last number of games has been a mixed bag for our U14’s; the footballers have been knocked out of both league and championship. However our hurlers have won both of their league games and all well placed on the Premier 2 Hurling League Table. The Football League and Championship Roundup: Grenagh were welcomed to Killeagh for the Quarter Final of Football Championship on Saturday 27th August. It was a lovely evening for football in Pairc Ui Chinneide and Killeagh/Ita's got off to a dream start when Christian Coughlan beat the Cloughduv goalie to score a cracker of a goal however this was the only time we led in the game. Grenagh proved to be the stronger footballers and finished the game ahead on a scoreline of 3-15 and 3-04 and thus ended our involvement in the league. The Championship saw us facing St. Coleman's also in our home ground on Monday 29th August. We had already met and beat St. Coleman's in the League so the question on everybody's mind was would the result be the same or were St. Coleman's out for Revenge! Unfortunately for us the latter was the case and in a very low scoring game St. Coleman's were victorious on a scoreline of 2-04 to 1-02. As our boys pack away the gumshields to concentrate on the small ball it must be noted that they played some fantastic football during the season and did very well to reach a quarter final. Well done players and mentors. Panel: D Coleman, E Lane, R Farquhar, J Fogarty, G Walsh, R Treacy, C Leahy, D Doherty, D Collins, P Mackey, C Coughlan, P Kent, P Landers, C O'Rourke, E Brenner, B Murphy, T McCarthy, C Treacy, A Fitzgibbon, R Lynch. Hurling League clashes with Cloughduv and Carrigaline: Tuesday 23rd August saw us make the journey to Cloughduv to face the home team in hurling league. This was a very exciting, nail biting encounter with Killeagh/Ita's holding on the win the game by two points on a scoreline of 3-10 to 2-11. Paul and Ciaran (OR) got us two points ahead before Cloughduv matched us and then went one better when they scored a goal. No panic by our boys just a quick point by Ben and a lovely goal by Ciaran (L). Cloughduv responded with a point but we finished the first half stronger. Evan scored our 4th point with Ben getting our 5th when Ciaran (L) who surrounded by Cloughduv players passed the ball to Ben who slotted the ball over the bar. The final score before half time was a cracker of a goal by Ben who was passed the sliotar by Evan and found the back of the net. There were calls from the opposition that Ben had caught the ball three times but the ref deemed the goal good and as the half time whistle blew we were ahead by 2-05 to 1-3. Ben began the second half with another lovely point as we traded a point and a goal each and the score stood at 3-06 to 2-4. Cloughduv hit their purple patch and scored 5 points in quick succession and we were level, when cool as you like David put us a point ahead. Not to be outdone the opposition responded. Ben slotted over a free and Christian scored from play. Two ahead and Cloughduv who were pressing hard were rewarded with a point. However Evan was the final scorer of the encounter when he scored one final point and we headed home on a win by two points. Well done boys this was a thrilling game. Panel: P Mackey, R Farquhar, B Murphy, T McCarthy, R Treacy, B O Connor (2-04), G Walsh, D Collins (0-01), C Treacy, C Coughlan (0-01), J Fogarty, D Doherty , P Kent (0-01), C O Rourke (0-01), C Leahy (1-00), R Lynch, E Lane (0-02), E Brenner, A Fitzgibbon. Our next league game saw us welcome Carrigaline to our home ground on Thursday 1st September. This was the second game of a double header which saw our minor footballers overcome Bride Rovers just before the U14's lined out. We were very unlucky to concede a goal from the off when our goalie failed to gather the ball; however the ever dependable Ben opened the scoring for us once more with a point from a free. Carrigaline proved they were not going to be easy to overcome and replied with three points one from play and two from frees. Daniel got the sliotar past the Carrig gaolie to keep us in touch with our opposition, Killeagh/Ita's scored three more points before half time however Carrigaline had managed to get another goal on our keeper so the score board showed 1-04 to 2-05 in favour of the visitors. There was some confusion with regard to the score on the scoreboard early in the second half. The board showed the teams level with 2-06 piece which reflected a goal and a point (free) from Ben, a point from Christian (play) and a point for Carrigaline however the ref deemed it incorrect and changed it to Killeagh/Ita's 2-05

and Carrigaline 2-07. Play resumed and our boys worked hard to make back up the scores. We outscored Carrigaline in the final period of the game by 1-05 to 0-02. A goal by David, five points from Ben put the game beyond the visitors and a good win for Killeagh/Ita's 3-11 to 2-09. Well done to our boys who held their composure and were justly rewarded with the league points. Panel: C O Rourke, D Coleman, J Fogarty, P Landers, C Treacy, R Treacy, G Walsh, D Collins, B O Connor, C Coughlan, D Doherty, B Murphy, R Bernard, R Farquhar, P Kent, R Lynch, T McCarthy, E Lane


Rebel Óg Eastern B Football Championship Killeagh-Ita’s 5-10, Bride Rovers 0-7

Our minor footballers progressed to the semi-final of the Eastern B Football Championship after an impressive second half performance against Bride Rovers in Killeagh on Thursday last. One month to the day after losing to Bride Rovers in the league, the tables were turned by virtue of a second half that saw our team score 4-9 and concede just two points. The first half was a different story as Bride Rovers got on top early on and we squandered early chances. Nevertheless our defence weathered the storm with Luke Fogarty playing very well as a sweeper and Emmet Barron and Jack O’Rourke once again difficult to get past. Our only score in the first 25 minutes was a brilliant David Ogbebor left-footed goal, finishing off a move driven by a flying right-wing run from Cathal Deane. We only added one late point from Sean Walsh to this which left us one behind at half-time – 0-5 to 1-1. The turning on of the lights and the wind at our backs brought a different performance after the turn-around, with early points from Keane Budds and Richie Long and two frees from Sean Walsh giving us a little cushion. David Ogbebor’s second goal on 43 minutes, finishing after another fine run, gave us a two-goal lead – 2-5 to 0-5 – at the three quarter stage. Bride Rovers got on the scoresheet but an astute move from bainisteoir Adrian Budds paid immediate dividends. Sending Kevin Murphy on at full-forward, he immediately had an impact with a fisted goal (he added two points later on) and this put the game out of Bride Rovers’ reach. Sean Walsh and Cathal Deane added further goals while Eoin Fitzgibbon’s hard-working play was rewarded with a point as well. Sliabh Rua or Kiltha Óg await us in the semi-final, which will be after the Premier 1 Minor Hurling Final, due to be played on Monday 12th in Pairc Ui Rinn at 8.15 p.m. Get out and support these fine lads in their quest for a county title!

Team: Adrian Galvin, Barry Motherway, Jack O’Rourke, Kieran Daly, Dylan Hogan, Emmet Barron, Padraig McCarthy, Keane Kelly Budds (0-1), Luke Fogarty, Eoin Fitzgibbon (0-1), David Ogbebor (2-0), Cathal Deane (1-0), Fionn McDonnell, Sean Walsh (1-4), Richie Long (0-1). Subs: Kevin Murphy (1-2), Andrew Leahy, Padraig Leahy, Olin Hennessy, James Kent.

U16s fail at first hurdle

Rebel Óg Eastern B Football Championship Killeagh-Ita’s 2-8, Clondrohid 3-9

Our Under 16 footballers were beaten by Clondrohid in the Eastern B football championship at home on Saturday afternoon last. The wind played a central role in this game, although in truth Clondrohid were deserving winners. Points were exchanged in the first minutes, with Richie Landers getting ours. Then Clondrohid got in for two quick goals on seven minutes, and they kept this lead right to the end. Paul Delaney’s goal on 13 minutes gave us a glimmer of hope, but we failed to add to this until just before half time when Olan Broderick and Barry Motherway added points, to leave us trailing 2-6 to 1-3. The second half began well for us with two points from Olan reducing the margin, but missed chances hampered our progress before Clondrohid got back on the scoresheet. Their third goal on 47 minutes put the game beyond our reach, despite the best efforts of Olin Hennessy and Richie Long. Three good saves by their replacement goalkeeper in the last ten minutes kept the gap wide. Karl O’Toole’s late goal only reduced the margin before Clondrohid scored the final point to secure their victory.

Team: Robbie Treacy, Kieran Daly, Daniel Lucey, Cathal Fitzgibbon, Ryan McCarthy, Dylan Hogan, Robert Sinclair, Barry Motherway, David Kelly, Olan Broderick, Olin Hennessy, Padraig Leahy, Paul Delaney, Richie Long, Richie Landers. Subs used: Karl O’Toole, Oisin McCarthy.

U12s lose out to neighbours

Fé 12 Football Play-Off Kiltha Óg 2-14, Killeagh-Ita’s 1-6

Another game of two halves – this time ending not in our favour. A great first half saw us lead by 1-6 to 1-4 at the break, with Evan Daly and Dylan McCarthy among those playing very well. However, Kiltha went from third to fifth gear after the break, while we remained stuck in neutral. The exertions of the

previous Saturday left our boys drained with little left in the tank, and our challenge petered out. Beidh lá eile ag na buachaillí seo.

Panel: Colm Leahy, Pierse Geary, Dylan McCarthy, Evan Daly, Ben Fogarty, Ben Budds, Conor Meade, Callum Martin White, Rory Motherway, Daniel Walsh, Tommy Morrison, Darragh O’Leary, Danny Fitzgerald, Ciaran Brennan, Daniel Griffin, Eric Millerick.