Killeagh GAA Club Notes

02 November, 2016

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C October 31st 2016.


Club Lotto Results;

Our last lotto draw took place on Tuesday October 25th where there was no winner of the €5200 jackpot. Lucky dip winners of €30 were Shauna and Daniel Landers, Aidan and Linda Clifford, Martina Lee and M Farquhar. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €5400. It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night, November 1st. 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]

The Kube; On November 19th our club will have ‘The Kube’ entertainment show and social evening. It will take place in The Radisson Blu hotel in Little Island and a great night’s entertainment is guaranteed. Admission tickets are available from any committee member and your support for this club fundraising night would be gratefully appreciated. For further information please contact Padraig on 0878575678 or Brian on 0868100085.

Healthy Clubs Update – Making Our Mark in Croke Park

Last weekend saw our Healthy Clubs team represented along with over 60 other clubs, representatives from each of the 32 counties, and over 300 delegates, at the 3rd Annual Health and Wellbeing Conference hosted by the GAA in Croke Park. An excellent conference on the Saturday was preceded by “Healthy Clubs” training for portal administrators on the Friday evening, with time to reflect on the work done by our four clubs to date with this innovative project. Those present on Saturday were treated to amazing presentations from, among others, Niall Moyna from DCU, Professor Eamonn O’Shea, former Tipperary manager, Niall McNamee, Offaly footballer, and Lauralee Walsh, footballer and rugby player, on themes of social inclusion, gambling, mental health and physical activity. Well done to Colin Regan, Aoife O’Brien and the others driving this agenda from within GAA headquarters, and to those in authority, often much maligned, for having the vision to see how critically important this is for all of us – individually, in our local communities and towns, and for our whole country. It’s time now to spread the word back at the grassroots – to be, as Colin Regan told us, either the ‘lone nut’ or the ‘first follower’ to get the message out. Change is coming, and change is good!

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!

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

East Cork GAA:

Last Friday night our junior ‘B’ hurling squad had a league final game against Carrigtwohill. It was played in Killeagh under lights and while it was an entertaining game, sadly, it was Carrigtwohill who emerged victorious on a final score of 2-15 to 0-13

Killeagh-Ita’s GAA

U15s get one more day

Rebel Óg Premier 2 Fé 15 Hurling League Semi-Final Ballygarvan 0-13, Killeagh-Ita’s 2-9

Two weeks ago, our Under 15 hurlers suffered the heartbreak of a very unlucky defeat in the Premier 2 Championship final. This week, the coin flipped the other way as they battled just as hard as in that game, but this time had the good fortune to come out on the right side of a closely contested game. The victory could be attributed primarily to the outstanding performance of Ciaran O’Rourke sa chúl, and the opportunism of Richie Landers and Olan Broderick up front who both struck for decisive goals at critical times in the second half. Richie’s quick reaction when Ben O’Connor’s long delivery came down from the post gave us the first green flag just after half time, while Olan reacted quickest from a bat away by the Ballygarvan keeper and collected and finished decisively from a narrow angle to push ahead after we had surrendered the advantage – 0-12 to 1-8 – against the wind. The first half saw excellent play from Ryan McCarthy at centre back (unfortunately we lost him to injury at half-time) and captain Daniel Lucey at full-back keeping the scoring low (we led by 6 points to 5 at the break), while we struggled somewhat to get a free-flowing game at the other end. Nevertheless, it’s a good sign of a team to dig out a win in a less than perfect performance, and that was satisfying as we made our way home the long way round due to the closure of the tunnel. How did we ever manage before the tunnel??

Team: Ciaran O’Rourke, Brian Murphy, Daniel Lucey, Paul Delaney, Owen Cosgrove, Ryan McCarthy, David Kelly, Robert Sinclair, Cathal Fitzgibbon, Dara Motherway, Oisin McCarthy, Olan Broderick, Darragh O’Connor, Ben O’Connor, Richie Landers, Danny Cunningham, Christian Coughlan, Tommy Noonan, Aaron O’Connell.