Killeagh GAA Club Notes

03 October, 2016

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C October 3rd 2016.

Contact: pro.killeagh.cork@gaa.ie

Club Lotto Results;

Our last lotto draw took place on Tuesday September 27th where there was no winner of the €4400 jackpot. Lucky dip winners of €30 were Darragh Cahill, Denis Barry, Kieran Meade and Kevin O’Connor. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €4600. It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night, October 4th. You can now purchase your lotto ticket on-line; just follow the lotto link on the homepage of our website – www.killeaghgaa.org. 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!

Healthy Clubs Project – Dates for Your Diary

We have two big events coming this week, so make every effort to come along!

A FREE Healthy Food Demonstration and Workshop takes place on Friday October 7th 7.30 – 9.00 p.m. in Killeagh GAA Complex (Páirc Uí Chinnéide). We will have many stations showcasing healthy food options – for athletes, for children, for teenagers, for families. Come along for some FREE samples and advice about how to consider a healthier diet! There will be recipes and tips also available and is suitable for ALL AGES, especially families.

HILL WALK No. 4 – Sunday October 9th 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. – Cruachán Walking Trail, Dungarvan: We’ve been to Knockadoon, Roches Point and Rath Fort. Now we’re off to walk the “Cruachán Walking Trail” in Dungarvan on Sunday October 9th. Meet in Páirc Uí Chinnéide at 9.00 a.m. Book your place with Kieran now on 085-8037343.

Cork Senior Hurling: Our senior hurling team completed their 16 RedFM league fixtures last Friday night when they travelled to Newtownshandrum. They put in a fine, end of season performance against their hosts but alas, it was not to be and they eventually lost on a final score of 1-20 to 3-12.

East Cork Football/Hurling; All our junior teams have completed their schedule of games for all competitions this season.

Killeagh-Ita’s Juvenile Club Notes

U15s jump the penultimate fence and land safely

Rebel Óg Premier 2 Hurling Championship Semi-Final Killeagh-Ita’s 3-9, Blackrock 1-7

Our Under 15 hurlers took on the mighty and famed Blackrock National Hurling Club in the Premier 2 Hurling Championship semi-final in Carrigtwohill on a warm Saturday afternoon which marked the first

day of October. Brian Murphy was reiteoir and the match was played in a competitive but very sporting manner, with both sides giving 100% effort from start to finish in front of their passionate supporters and an interested local audience. Killeagh-Ita’s scored first when Ryan McCarthy picked up a loose ball which broke following a free and slotted over a point on 2 minutes. Ben O’Connor added a point within another 2 minutes as we strived to take advantage of the wind which was blowing in our favour sa chéad leath. Blackrock got going with a pointed free on 6 minutes before stalemate ensued for 10 minutes with both sets of defences working effectively to prevent their opponents from scoring, although we notched 4 wides in this period. A flurry of action from the 16th to the 22nd minute gave us a foothold with Ben’s first free being followed by a fine goal from Cian McDonald (great assist from impressive wing-back Owen Cosgrove) and a further 1-1 from Ben (point from free, goal from play) and a point from Olan Broderick. This gave us a 2-5 to 0-1 lead but we lapsed a little from here on, despite the best efforts of Robert Sinclair, Danny Cunningham and Richie Landers in the middle third. A free on 27 minutes and an injury-time goal gave Blackrock a route back in to this game as we took our ‘sos’ leading by just 2 scores – 2-5 to 1-2 – and turning to face a strong wind. Thankfully Oisin McCarthy then stormed into the game, with a goal just after half time and a critical point on 37 minutes to keep our lead intact. By 40 minutes, Olan Broderick’s second point had given us 3-7, while Blackrock were now on 1-6. Another free on 43 minutes narrowed the gap to six points, when tactical moves by our managers Ger and Sean saw Olan Broderick and Dara Motherway play a deeper role and their hard work helped their impressive defence and midfield to stem the many Blackrock attacks landing in front of or near our goal area. Scores dried up for both sides, with just a point from a free by Ben on 47 minutes and a last-minute point from Dara giving us victory by 3-9 to 1-7. Like the quarter final against Carrigaline, this was a hard-earned victory with the team playing well in patches but not consistently for the full hour. Valley Rovers await us in the final, and having beaten Ballincollig and Bishopstown they will be fancying their chances. We will give it our best shot!

Team: Brian Murphy, Danny Cunningham, Daniel Lucey, Paul Delaney, Owen Cosgrove, Richie Landers, David Kelly, Robert Sinclair, Ryan McCarthy (0-1), Oisin McCarthy (1-1), Olan Broderick (0-2), Cathal Fitzgibbon, Dara Motherway (0-1), Cian McDonald (1-0), Ben O’Connor (1-4, 0-3f), Subs: Darragh O’Connor, Ciaran O’Rourke, Aaron O’Connell, Tommy Noonan, Christian Coughlan.

U8 Monster Hurling Blitz: Killeagh-Ita’s U8's entered two teams in the monster blitz held in Killeagh on Saturday 1st October. Both teams played 3 matches each. The teams played were Kiltha Óg ‘A’ & ‘B’, Aghada, Erin's Own ‘A’ & ‘B’ and St. Colmans. Killeagh-Ita’s played some great hurling and got some great scores. The most pleasing aspect of the day was the marked improvement shown by some of the newer members of the panel. The U8's now have the monster blitz finales coming up on 8th October (Football) and 15th October (Hurling). Teams are also being picked for the upcoming parish leagues. The squad of players who played on the day was as follows: Alex Fogarty, Alex Howey, Andrew Brenner, Ben Geary, Billy Guerin, Cathal Brennan, Cayden Hyde, Cormac Deane, Daniel Geary, Darragh Sheehan, Eoin Sheehan, John Farquhar, Patrick Dineen, Rian Lane, Rian O'Connor, Ryan Murphy, Senan McDonnell, and Tom Power.

In memory of Dominic Rooney RIP

As our players, mentors and supporters began to celebrate the victory over Blackrock in Carrigtwohill on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, our happiness was shattered by the shocking news that Carrigtwohill resident and popular referee Dominic Rooney had taken ill while refereeing a camogie game just a few miles away and had died. Dominic had been a regular visitor to Killeagh for juvenile games in the last couple of years and he was always efficient, calm and reliable as a referee. He was sincere, fair and courteous to players and mentors, and his passing at such a young age while giving selfless service to the young people of our communities is very, very sad news. We convey our sincere condolences to his family and friends and all who will miss him. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.