Killeagh GAA Club Notes

29 October, 2016

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C October 17th 2016.

Contact: pro.killeagh.cork@gaa.ie

Club Lotto Results;

Our last lotto draw took place on Tuesday October 11th where there was no winner of the €4800 jackpot. Lucky dip winners of €30 were Coleman Motherway, Ber McCarthy, Nora M O’Reilly and James Moroney. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €5000. It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night, October 18th. 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 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 Update – Indoor and Outdoor Activity on a busy weekend

Last weekend saw our Healthy Clubs team very busy indoors and outdoors. On Friday evening, all manner of foods and drinks (all of the healthy kind) were on display in Páirc Uí Chinnéide for those who came along for our Healthy Food Demonstration and Workshop. We had fabulous fruits, vital vegetables, super smoothies, piping-hot porridge, wonderful wraps, delicious dips and tasty treats – but all healthy options! We would like to thank our wonderful team of home-grown chefs and bakers – Liz, Evelyn, Sharon, Helen and Mary, for their great efforts, and to Antoinette, Finola and others who assisted on the night. Many thanks also to the Burns family of Ballycurraginny Farm whose display of vegetables was just spectacular! Those who were there were highly impressed with everything, and those who weren’t ….. well, maybe next time! Watch out for a repeat in 2017.

Sunday morning saw our adventurous Hill Walking Group – led by Kieran Scully and James O’Mahony, gather in Páirc Uí Chinnéide at 0900 hrs for our latest expedition. Having trekked around the coasts of east Cork in Knockadoon and Roches Point, and then journeyed to the hidden local treasures of Rath and Ardagh, it was time to cross the county bounds and explore the beautiful scenery of the Déise – specifically the Cruachán Walking Trail in Dungarvan. Joining forces with the Midleton Hillwalking Group added a new dimension to this, walk number 4, and some of our team managed to make it back to the pitch for the Camogie Parish League finals in the afternoon. Well done to Kieran and to James for their consistent efforts and sense of adventure – we may consider a rest period now until the New Year, although further opportunities to walk in November and December cannot be ruled out!

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

Under 8 Monster Hurling Blitz

The final monster hurling blitz of the season was held in Killeagh on Saturday 15th October. We entered two teams on the day. Both teams played matches against Carrigtwohill, Kiltha Óg and Watergrasshill. The lads played great hurling throughout with some great defending on display. We were very sharp up front and it was a joy to watch the great teamwork which resulted in some great scores. There was great excitement in the last game when the lads were allowed to pick up the ball for the second half. They are very eager to play U9 next year when this will be the norm. A special mention must go to our guest player from Boston, USA. John Fitzgibbon Jnr (son of former Cork star) was a great addition to the ranks for the day and performed superbly throughout. He is more than welcome back anytime! The panel of players who participated on the day was as follows: Alex Howey, Andrew Brenner, Ben Geary, Billy Guerin, Cayden Hyde, Cormac Delaney, Daniel Geary, Darragh Sheehan, Diarmuid Fitzpatrick, John Farquhar, John Fitzgibbon, Patrick Dineen, Rian Lane, Ryan Murphy, Rian O'Connor, Senan McDonnell and Tom Power.

Deluge marks end of minor campaign

Rebel Óg Premier 1 Minor Hurling League Semi-Final Na Piarsaigh 1-14, Killeagh-Ita’s 1-8

In a second-half deluge of almost Biblical proportions, our minor hurlers’ season (and underage career for our 1998 players) was washed away in Cork’s northside on Friday evening last. We had to check the calendar just in case it was Friday 13th, but thankfully it was 13 plus 1! A slow start saw our hosts get off to a good start with 1-2 on the board in eight minutes, before we got going, and scored a fine goal of our own from Killian Treacy. The second half of the first half saw us show a marked improvement, with both Aaron Walsh and Luke Fogarty benefitting from a switch of wings, and Kevin Murphy accurate from long distance frees, albeit with wind advantage. Turning around 1-6 to 1-4 ahead, we had to face the deterioration in conditions and the associated rising winds. We battled bravely although Na Piarsaigh had re-taken the lead by mid-way through the half – leading by 1-10 to 1-7. We were thrown a lifeline when Luke Fogarty (a fine final game as a juvenile suggests a good future in adult grades) gathered possession in the square and was upended. Penalty! Kevin struck it well but the awful conditions contributed to the ball flying over, rather than under the bar, and our chance of parity was missed. We failed to add to our tally while Na Piarsaigh tacked on four more points to be six ahead at reiteoir Cormac Dineen’s final whistle. Excellent performances from Dylan Hogan, Eoin Fitzgibbon and Andrew Leahy in defence, Cathal Deane at midfield, and Luke Fogarty up front, were supported by honest endeavour from all other players and our management on a truly horrendous night in terms of the weather. While this team will be disappointed not to have garnered medals at the end of a long campaign, their topsy-turvy year saw some exceptional performances in both league and championship, only to be undone in both campaigns by a highly talented Na Piarsaigh outfit. Great credit is due to Niall Crowley and Ciaran O’Brien for outstanding work with this team throughout the year, and to the lads themselves for giving their best effort to it throughout.

Team: Shane Kearney, Dylan Hogan, Jack O’Rourke, Jamie Landers, Eoin Fitzgibbon, Andrew Leahy, Kevin Murphy, Keane Kelly Budds, Cathal Deane, Aaron Walsh, David Ogbebor, Luke Fogarty, Padraig Leahy, Killian Treacy, Sean Walsh. Subs: Richie Long, Fionn McDonnell, Barry Motherway, Adrian Galvin, Ryan McCarthy.

Parish Leagues – Under 10s off at a gallop

Our mini All-Irelands began with a bang on Tuesday evening last as our Under 8, Under 9 and Under 10 boys all took to the new pitch (finishing under lights) for excitement and passion in Round 1 of our famed Parish Leagues. Conor Murphy did a marvellous job in both co-ordinating activities on the night – ably assisted by his team of bainisteoiri agus reiteoiri – and ensuring that everyone went home happy. How? Each team played one football game and one hurling game, and each of the four teams came out of Round 1 with one victory and one defeat to their name. Well done to all the boys, in particular to the Under 8 boys who were making their debut in this hugely important annual event. We can’t wait for next week!