Killeagh GAA Club Notes

19 September, 2016

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C September 19th 2016.


Club Lotto Results;

Our last lotto draw took place on Tuesday September 13th where there was no winner of the €4000 jackpot. Lucky dip winners of €30 were Bernard and Trish Rochford, David Barry, James Hegarty and Mai Galvin. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €4200. It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night, September 20th. 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]

Our junior ’b’ hurling squad bowed out of this year’s championship following defeat to Sarsfields in the semi-final. The game was played on Wednesday night last in Ballynoe and despite putting in a fine performance the lads lost out on a final score of 1-20 to 0-15. Sarsfields now go on to meet Cloyne in the final. The next game for our junior hurling squad is a semi-final clash in the East Cork Junior ‘c’ championship. They play Midleton and the game takes place on Wednesday night, Sept 21st in Killeagh at 8pm and the lads would appreciate your support.

Killeagh-Ita’s Juvenile Club Notes

Heartbreak for minors – on the double

Rebel Óg Premier 1 Minor Hurling Championship Final Na Piarsaigh 5-9, Killeagh-Ita’s 0-10

Rebel Óg Eastern B Minor Football Championship Semi-Final Sliabh Rua 3-12, Killeagh-Ita’s 2-12

Disappointment on the double for our minors book-ended the past week as neither rain in Páirc Uí Rinn on Monday evening nor sun in Páirc Uí Chinnéide on Saturday afternoon brought us the results we wanted. The hurling final on Monday evening was a very close affair for 45 minutes, as our brave team battled back twice from setbacks to put it up to our illustrious opponents, only to be undone by opportunistic goals at critical times in the game. Na Piarsaigh started very quickly, scoring 1-3 without reply in the first seven minutes before our team settled, getting scores from Andrew Leahy, Killian Treacy and Aaron Walsh and batiting down the hatches at the back. Kevin Murphy, Jack O’Rourke, Eoin Fitzgibbon and Dylan Hogan were dominating and clearing ball after ball, and this meant Na Piarsaigh added only one point in the remaining 25 minutes of the first half, leaving us behind by the minimum – 1-4 to 0-6 – at the break, and feeling quietly confident. Keane Kelly-Budds’ excellent point at the beginning of the second half levelled the game, and we had an opportunity to go ahead before Na Piarsaigh got a lucky second goal and followed shortly after with a spectacular third goal. Our boys failed to drop the heads and reduce d the lead to 0-4 on 45 minutes – 3-4 to 0-9. Na Piarsaigh’s fourth goal was another lucky one, while we were denied by excellent defending and goal keeping at the other end. The final twelve minutes saw Na Piarsaigh outscore us 2-5 to 0-1 and that ultimately skewed the final scoreline. A brave performance was not enough on a night when Na Piarsiagh’s quality was just that bit better than ours.

Team: Shane Kearney, Dylan Hogan, Jack O’Rourke (C), Emmet Barron, Jamie Landers, Kevin Murphy, Eoin Fitzgibbon, Cathal Deane, Keane Kelly-Budds, Killian Treacy, David Ogbebor, Sean Walsh, Aaron Walsh, Luke Fogarty, Andrew Leahy. Sub used: Padraig Leahy.


With 12 of the hurling team out again on Saturday afternoon for minor football championship at home against Sliabh Rua, physical and mental fatigue was always going to be a factor. Unfortunately, a brilliant start which saw us 2-2 to 0-2 ahead after seven minutes (goals courtesy of David Ogbebor and Aaron Walsh, both the result of excellent support play from defence to attack) was not sustained for the remainder of the game. Despite being ahead by 2-6 to 0-7 at half time, and 2-7 to 0-7 just after the restart, Sliabh Rua took control for the remainder, rattling our net three times in the 34th, 45th and 53rd minutes to secure victory by 3-12 to 2-12. Late rallies yielded points from frees by Sean Walsh and from play by David Ogbebor, but the goal that was required to secure a victory or extra time was not forthcoming. Thus championship ended for our minor panel of 2016, with just a hurling league semi-final remaining. Best wishes to Sliabh Rua in the final – this is a fine team whose quality of football and team play should be good enough to win this championship.

Team: Adrian Galvin, Dylan Hogan, Jack O’Rourke, Padraig McCarthy, Eoin Fitzgibbon, Jamie Landers, Luke Fogarty, Cathal Deane, Kevin Murphy, Sean Walsh, David Ogbebor (C), Keane Kelly-Budds, Fionn McDonnell, Aaron Walsh, Richie Long. Subs used: Emmet Barron, Padraig Leahy, Oisin McCarthy.


Under 16s finish their campaign in league semi-final loss

Rebel Óg Eastern A Fé 16 Hurling Semi-Final Kiltha Óg 3-17, Killeagh-Ita’s 3-12

Our Under 16 team finished their 2016 campaign with a loss to Kiltha Óg in Castlemartyr on Tuesday evening last. We ran out of steam in the second half, with the physical exertions of playing with and supporting our minors until very late the night before catching up with us, as Kiltha deservedly beat us to qualify for the final against Youghal or Aghabullogue. Credit to our man-of-the match James Kent at wing back, and to Brian Murphy in goals who prevented at least two other certain goals. Thanks to Ger, Sean and Dick for their work throughout this successful year when the Eastern A Championship title was secured in July, and their attention now turns to the Under 15 championship which begins on Thursday evening away to Carrigaline.

Team: Brian Murphy, Darragh Geary, Dylan Hogan, Kieran Daly, James Kent, David Kelly, Adrian Galvin, Padraig Leahy, Ryan McCarthy, Oisin McCarthy, Barry Motherway, Olan Broderick, Richie Landers, Ben O’Connor, Richie Long.

Aghada U8 Monster Football Blitz

Killeagh entered two teams in the Aghada U8 Monster Blitz on Saturday 17th September. The 1st Killeagh team played Aghada, Bishopstown and Glenville. The 2nd Killeagh team played Aghada A, Kiltha Óg and Aghada B.  Killeagh played some super football in all six matches. Their mentors were very happy with the wholehearted defending on display. The forwards had their shooting boots on and took some excellent scores on the day. 

The panel of players was as follows: Alex Fogarty, Alex Howey, Andrew Brenner, Ben Geary, Cathal Brennan, Cayden Hyde, Cormac Deane, Cormac Delaney, Daniel Geary, Darragh Sheehan, Diarmuid Fitzpatrick, Eoin Sheehan, John Farquhar, Patrick Dineen, Rian Lane, Senan McDonnell, Tom Power.

Healthy Clubs Project – Hill Walk to Rath and Ardagh – A Day To Remember

The rain fell constantly, but that failed to dampen the spirits of the 34 hardy souls, aged from 9 months (he might not remember much about the day, but Dara de Fréin’s parents will tell him, no doubt) to some near to drawing the pension, who took on the challenge of climbing to the ancient hill fort in Rath, north of Inch, on Sunday morning last. Led by local historian and fountain of knowledge Teresa Barry, all those present admired the beauty of the historical fort, with many exploring the well-preserved souterrain, and our younger walkers squeezing themselves out the narrow exit. It was on then to Ardagh Graveyard for more exploring at the preservation of hundreds of years of history, and a riveting account of the stories of the late 19th century Land War from Teresa. Walkers went home wet but rewarded after a day that was good for the mind and the body. Many thanks to the landowners who allowed us to walk across their fields and boreens, and to all those who contributed to such a positive experience by their presence. Next walk will be on October 9th – watch out for details.

Our next date for your diary is a Healthy Food Workshop and Demonstration which will take place in Páirc Uí Chinnéide on Friday October 7th at 7.30 p.m. Further details will follow – for the moment, save the date!


Under 9 O’Loughlin-Kearney Cup – great excitement in the rain!
Killeagh Ita's hosted the O'Loughlin Kearney Tournament in a rain soaked Pairc Ui Chinneide on Sunday September 18th. Our under 9's took on Carrigtwohill, Lismore and Youghal in three very entertaining games. Great hurling skills were displayed by all teams today and credit must go to the eventual winners Youghal.
The O'Loughlin Kearney Cup was presented  to Youghal by Mr Paudie Kearney who also presented medals to each member of the victorious team. We would like to thank Youghal, Carrigtwohill and Lismore for travelling to Killeagh today and participating in very tough conditions. We would also like to thank our parents who help out at training on Tuesday evenings and also for their help today, particularly with the refreshments afterwards.
Lastly, many thanks to our young referees today, Barry, Fionn, Seamus and Denis.