Killeagh GAA Club Notes

10 October, 2016

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C October 10th 2016.


Club Lotto Results;

Our last lotto draw took place on Tuesday October 4th where there was no winner of the €4600 jackpot. Lucky dip winners of €30 were Patricia McCarthy, Sarah Murphy, Theresa O’Shea and Laura Crotty. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €4800. It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night, October 11th. 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!

Golf Society Our Tuesday group golf group have an outing to Mount Juliett GC in November. A small deposit is required to secure a place. All details and bookings are with Ray on 0872330054

Killeagh-Ita’s Juvenile Club Notes

Final frustration for Under 15s

Rebel Óg Premier 2 Hurling Championship Killeagh-Ita’s 1-16, Valley Rovers 3-11

Our Under 15 hurlers experienced heartbreak and disappointment in the Rebel Óg Premier 2 championship final played at high noon in Delany Rovers ground last Saturday. A missed foul on Olan Broderick in the last few minutes – referee Garrett Barry instead penalised our player for over-carrying – along with a catalogue of six wides in the last ten minutes meant we ultimately failed by the minimum to get the draw our performance deserved. Having given our opponents Valley Rovers a three-goal lead by 19 minutes – goals on 12, 16 and 19 minutes – we fought hard to get back in the game and did so with great perseverance and resilience. Those goals were frustrating for our defence, with the first and third being avoidable, and we missed some chances of our own in this opening third before we got going on 20 minutes. One factor in the disjointed start was the loss after just eight minutes of our full-forward Cian McDonald with a dislocated shoulder, which upset the balance of our inside line. In the final ten minutes of the half, we limited Valleys to just one point from play, while we scored 1-6, the goal a scramble which Olan Broderick pushed over the line following a long Ryan McCarthy delivery, the points coming from Olan, Ryan and four from Ben O’Connor, three of which were frees. This left us just one behind at half time – 3-3 to 1-8, and we had levelled matters within two minutes of the second half resuming, with two excellent long-distance scores from Ben. Crucially, however, we never got in front, as Valleys took the lead again with points from play and from frees. On the three-quarter hour mark, we still trailed by

one, with Cathal Fitzgibbon and Oisin McCarthy getting on the scoreboard as well as two other points from Ben. The scores dried up from here on, with just two further frees from Ben and Ryan adding to our tally, while Valleys added just the one further point from a free. Opportunities came our way from play and from frees (undoubtedly all difficult chances) but we were unable to restore parity and so lost out by the minimum. Congratulations to Valley Rovers – we will return at Under 16 level and try once again to achieve championship success. Well done to the panel for great commitment and many thanks to our bainisteoiri Sean and Ger who got great assistance from Mark Landers in their final preparations. We still have a league semi-final against Ballygarvan to play so hopefully we may yet end the season with silverware.

Team: Brian Murphy, Danny Cunningham, Daniel Lucey, Paul Delaney, Owen Cosgrove, Richie Landers, David Kelly, Robert Sinclair, Ryan McCarthy (0-2, 0-1f), Oisin McCarthy (0-1), Olan Broderick (1-1), Cathal Fitzgibbon (0-1), Dara Motherway, Cian McDonald, Ben O’Connor (0-11, 0-6f), Subs: Darragh O’Connor, Ciaran O’Rourke, Aaron O’Connell, Tommy Noonan, Christian Coughlan.

Parish Leagues bring great excitement once again

Our Under 12 Parish Leagues, now in operation for over 35 years, brought great excitement once again as the hurling leagues came to a close on Tuesday evening last under lights. Having completed our group games over the previous two weeks, it was Darragh O’Leary’s Yellows v Ben Budds’ Blues in one semi-final, with the Yellows prevailing. In the other semi-final, Conor Meade’s Reds got the better of Callum Martin White’s Greens to qualify for the A Final. Both finals were cracking contests, with Darragh’s Yellow Team getting late scores to deny the Reds in the A Final, and Ben Budds’ Blue Team playing their best hurling of the leagues to get the better of the Greens in the B Final. Well done to all four teams – we take a break now for a few weeks to let the Under 10 Parish Leagues be played, and we will return with football leagues in November.