Killeagh GAA News

26 October, 2009

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS Abernethy Cup - On Saturday evening last our senior hurling team took on Cloyne in the final of the Abernethy Cup. This competition is run by the East Cork Juvenile Board to raise much need funds for our under age divisional teams so its nice to see that the seniors take an interest in the stars of the future. With a league semi-final against Sars coming up this game was a measure of where we were at not to mention friendly local rivalry, pride of parish and all that goes with winning any trophy. Against a strong breeze in the opening half Joe Deane opened our account from a 40 yard free before Cloyne responded with a goal. The lads settled and points came from Joe Deane, Larry Collins, Padraig McCarthy, Sean Long and Joe Budds while our defence worked tirelessly to repel any Cloyne attack. The loss of Brendan Barry due to injury unsettled us momentarily but we managed to go in at the break 0-8 to 1-2 up. The second half was by no means a classic and unfortunately saw tempers flare on several on occasions leading referee James Birmingham to flash four red cards. When play resumed Joe Deane and Andy Walsh added two points a-piece before Joe Budds slipped in behind the Cloyne defence to put himself in a one on one situation with Donal Og. He made no mistake firing it to the left corner of the net. That was to be the final nail in the coffin. Captain Padraig McGrath accepted the Abernethy Cup from Regina Abernethy, Chairperson of the East Cork Juvenile Board. FIXTURES - Senior Hurling league Semi - Final. Killeagh vs Sars on Sat 31st October in Midleton at 3pm. Lotto - There was no winner of the jackpot of 5,000 euro. The numbers drawn were 28, 30 and 31. Next weeks jackpot stands at 5,200 euro. Dinnerdance - November 28th in Garryvoe Hotel. Social event of the year. Don't get left out get tickets early. Contact Sean Treacy or Ursula Coleman.