Killeagh GAA Club

07 February, 2017

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C February 6th 2017

Club Lotto Results;

Our last lotto draw took place on Tuesday January 31st where there was no winner of the €2800 jackpot. Lucky dip winners of €30 were Catherine Sexton, Mary Murphy, Ann Marie O’Neill and C&C Motherway. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be a pleasant €3000. It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night February 7th. 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]

Club Membership / Registration Day - Sunday 5th February;

There was a great turnout of patrons, both old and new, at our annual membership registration day which was a massive boost for our club. We owe a debt of thanks to all those who gave up their Sunday afternoon to help out on such an important and busy day. There were plenty of callers to our club shop which was anchored so well by Christine and Mary. Well done to Mary, Caroline, Liz, Kieran, Padraig, Tim and JJ and everyone who processed the membership forms for everybody. Refreshments of all types, including the healthy option, were also provided in great abundance so well done to Olivia, Ursula and their helpers for serving everybody. In keeping with the healthy option Colman Motherway was on hand to give information and updates on Killeagh Healthy Clubs Project. Music and impromptu entertainment in the hall was provided by Dave O’Keeffe. The young members of the club from U7 to U12 all received a complimentary sliotar and gumshield for the new season ahead and thanks to Trish for taking photographs of the kids who received these accessories. If you did not manage to get to the pitch for the registration day you can renew your membership by contacting any of the club officers who will only be too happy to complete your registration forms in time for the new season.

County Championship Draws for 2017:

In the Cork senior hurling championship draw for 2017, Killeagh GAA club have been drawn to play Erins Own in Round One. Full details of all County Championship draws for 2017 are available on the Cork GAA website.

East Cork Championship Draws for 2017:

On Thursday evening last, February 2nd the draws for the East Cork hurling and football championships 2017 were made. In hurling the draws for the Junior ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ championships, kindly sponsored by East Cork Oil, took place and our teams were drawn as follows; in The Jamesy Kelleher Cup for junior ‘A’ Killeagh were drawn to play Carrigtwohill in the first round, in The Eamonn Fleming Cup for junior ‘B’ Killeagh were drawn against Dungourney in the first round and in The Michael Foley Cup for junior ‘C’ Killeagh will play Russel Rovers in the first round. In football the draws were made for the Ml O’Connor sponsored junior ‘A’ championship and also for the U21 ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ championships as follows; in The Jim Ryan Cup Glenbower Rovers were drawn to play Castlemartyr in the first round and in The Jack Murphy Cup for U21 ‘B’ championship Glenbower were drawn to play Glanmire in the first round. You can catch up on all the championship draws on

East Cork Leagues 2017:

Glenbower Rovers have the following fixtures in The Bishop Roche Cup for the Division 1 football league. In round one on Sunday Feb 12th they play Ballinacurra in Killeagh at 12.00 and in round two on Sunday Feb 26th they play Carrignavar in Carrignavar at 3.00pm. Your support is greatly appreciated by everyone connected with all of our teams, so please try to come to the games to support the lads.

Killeagh Adult Hurling Training sessions have commenced for the senior, junior and U21 hurling teams in the last few weeks. A large panel of players are turning out for pre-season training with our new coach James O'Connor. James has come on board with senior manager Mark Landers, selector Ray Rochford and backroom staff of Liam Foley, Denis O'Sullivan, Tadgh Landers, Dominic Fogarty and team physio, Liam O'Reilly. U21 management team of Colin Fogarty and Joe Deane are also in attendance. Two competitive challenge matches against Newcestown & UCC have been played and it’s great to see Eoghan Keniry back to the playing fields following a serious hand injury which has kept him to the sideline since last year’s first round triumph over Muskerry. We are working hard for the start of this year’s Red FM sponsored league campaign. Round one of the 2017 RedFM senior hurling league starts on March 1st with a home game against our near neighbours Youghal with a throw in of 7:30pm. More games will be confirmed in the next few weeks. Your support is greatly appreciated by everyone connected with all of our teams, so do please attend games & get involved in supporting the lads. That’s it for now...Patrick Mulcahy.

Golf Society

The golf society have their annual away outing coming up on the weekend of 10th and 11th March 2017. The location is The Woodstock Hotel and Leisure Centre in Ennis where two nights B&B with one evening meal and one round of golf is €144 per person sharing. Golf at Dromoland Castle is €40 on Friday March 10th. All are welcome to attend and further information and bookings are with Tim Crotty on 0872542193 so numbers can be finalised with hotel.

Healthy Clubs Project

Killeagh Healthy Clubs Project is an initiative jointly run by the 4 clubs using Páirc Uí Chinnéide namely, Killeagh GAA, Killeagh Camogie, Inch Rovers Ladies Football and Killeagh-Ita’s Juvenile GAA Clubs. The project has been running since February 2016 and many activities and changes in practices have taken place under its direction. There have been monthly walks, a CouchTo5K running group, Páirc Uí Chinnéide has gone ‘smoke-free’, and there has been an emphasis on healthy eating in activities run by all four clubs. In recognition of the work done to date, the Killeagh Healthy Clubs Project has been selected as one of the ‘Champion Clubs’ to spread the message of healthy living to other clubs and communities. This process begins in Nemo Rangers on Saturday February 18th when the Healthy Clubs Munster Roadshow takes place. Killeagh Healthy Clubs Project Team will be assisting camogie and now media star and Healthy Clubs Ambassador Anna Geary in promoting Healthy Eating. With a large crowd expected, this is a good fillip for the enthusiastic team behind the Killeagh Healthy Clubs Project, and will provide an incentive to continue the good work throughout 2017. For more about the Healthy Clubs Roadshow, log on to

HEALTHY CLUBS PROJECT UPDATE Cooking Up A Storm in Pobalscoil! Last May 12 students from Killeagh participated in the national “Recipes for Success” Cooking Workshop as part of the Healthy Clubs Project, and those who participated learned how to make a range of healthy food on the day. The day was so successful that the Healthy Clubs Project Team decided to run a second “Recipes for Success” day, and this was held on Saturday last, February 4th. Once again, Pobalscoil na Tríonóide in Youghal was the venue, and fifteen students from seven different schools attended. Once again, Pobalscoil Home Economics Teacher Laura Corkery was the organiser, teacher and guide for the enthusiastic students, and Laura ensured that all present had a most productive morning, learning about the importance of having a healthy diet. They also got stuck into the ‘heat in the kitchen’, getting the opportunity to create three different dishes from the fantastic selection of menus available in the excellent “Recipes For Success” book which has been produced by St. Angela’s College, Sligo. Vegetable soup, wholesome blueberry and banana muffins, and chicken and vegetable fajitas were the dishes of the day, and the ‘masterchefs’ set about their task eagerly,

under Laura’s expert guidance. The results were astounding, and the fifteen left after 1.00 p.m. more aware, more confident and more enthusiastic in their culinary skills. Many thanks to Laura for her fantastic preparation and support for the students, and well done to those who gave up their Saturday morning to do some ‘lifelong learning’.

Get The Walking Boots Out! We’re going walking again! Healthy Clubs Walk No. 9 takes place on Sunday week February 19th, and we’re off exploring another corner of our wonderful parish. This time our starting point is Mount Uniacke and we head west towards Glengarra, then on to Dangan (stopping off at Dangandonovan Graveyard) and around by Kilcounty’s Fair Field, bridge and school (all steeped in history) before returning to Mount Uniacke via the northern route. Meet in Mount Uniacke at 10.15 a.m. (you can make Inch mass beforehand if you want!)

Craft ‘n’ Chat! Another new initiative from the pro-active Healthy Clubs Team is “Craft ‘n’ Chat”, the brainchild of Sharon Roche. Sharon is inviting adults – male and female – to Páirc Ui Chinnéide meeting room on Monday week, February 20th at 10.00 a.m., for the first day of “Craft ’n’ Chat”, where she will guide you through all types of craftwork over the coming weeks. Come along and share your favourite craft or come for a cuppa and learn a new craft. Get your week off to a great start! Bring your friends, or come and make new ones. If you have any questions, call or text Sharon Roche (086) 8122545, and come along if you are free on Monday 20th.

That’s it for now. Be thinking of what we can do for the coming months…..Colman

Killeagh GAA Road Race

This year’s Killeagh 4 Mile Road Race will take place on Sunday March 5th. After the great success of last year, plans are well underway for the 2017 event with the main race starting at 11am and those taking part in the walking event will start at 10am. The event is now being organised under the Killeagh Healthy Clubs project, incorporating Killeagh GAA adult and juvenile clubs, Inch Rovers LGFC and Killeagh Camogie club and with the assistance of Youghal AC. We are encouraging all Runners, Joggers or Walkers to come out and support this event and to try and build on the success of last year. There are a number of couch to 5km running groups to help anyone interested in beginning to get active for the New Year such as: Our own Healthy Clubs running group who are running the streets of Killeagh regularly over the winter, contact Coleman Motherway or Helen Cusack for more information. Youghal AC have a beginners woman's group each Monday meeting at Tides car park at 6pm. Ballintotis Fit for Life are also catering for anyone interested in taking up running for the New Year. So there are no excuses and there's plenty of opportunity to get ready to take part in this year’s event.

The Arts

Launch of new play which celebrates the life of former Taoiseach and GAA superstar Jack Lynch

To mark the centenary of the birth of Jack Lynch in 1917, a new play, JACK by Declan Hassett, which is based on the life of the GAA Superstar and former TD and Taoiseach will take place in Ballymaloe Grainstore from March 2-4 and in The Everyman Theatre in Cork from March 8th to March 18th. JACK is produced and directed by Pat Talbot.