Killeagh GAA Club Notes

21 February, 2017

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C February 20th 2017

Club Lotto Results;

Our last lotto draw took place on Tuesday February 14th where there was no winner of the €3400 jackpot. Lucky dip winners of €30 were Nessa Rochford, Conor Breen, Ryan Murphy and Geraldine O’Driscoll. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be a pleasurable €3400. It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night February 21st. 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;

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. Please note that you must be a fully paid member of your club before you can represent your club in any gaelic football or hurling game.

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 February 2nd the draws for the East Cork hurling and football championships 2017 were made. You can catch up on all the championship draws on

East Cork Leagues 2017:

Glenbower Rovers played Ballinacurra in round one of The Bishop Roche Cup for the Division 1 football league and emerged victorious on a final score of 0-11 to 1-06. 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 Senior/U21 Hurling Teams;

Training continued the past week. The intensity of trainings has been increasing on the lead up to the start of the league season and a big panel is turning out each week. We played a tough challenge match over the weekend against Abbeyside of Waterford. We got a narrow victory over them. Strong performances on the day include Philip O'Neill, Sean Long, Patrick O'Brien, Eoghan Keniry and Dinny Walsh. The 2017 RedFM senior league campaign for the boys in green starts on Wednesday 1st March with home game vs neighbours, Youghal with a 7:30pm throw in at Páirc Uí Chinnéide. 2nd round will see Killeagh face county champions, Glen Rovers on the 11th of March also in Killeagh with a 7pm start. Other teams in our group for Phase 1 of the league include Ballyhea, Ballymartle, Bandon, Bishopstown, Midleton and Na Piarsaigh

Golf Society:

The Golf Society held their AGM on Wednesday February 15th 2017. It was very well attended as usual where Mr. Haulie Collins took over the reins as Captain for 2017 from the outgoing Mr. Tim Crotty. They will 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.

Also coming up very soon is the charity golf outing for Active Cancer Treatment (ACT). This annual outing for the Margaret Rochford and Tom Fitzgibbon memorial trophies takes place in West Waterford GC on Tuesday February 28th. It will be a shotgun start for all competitors at 1.30pm and further details and booking is with Ray Rochford on 0872330054.

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.


The Healthy Clubs Roadshow with all its bells and whistles rolled into Nemo Rangers on Saturday last for the Munster leg of its round Ireland trip. Connacht were first up two weeks ago while the Leinster and Ulster roadshows are to follow. While the attendance was not quite what might have been anticipated (this was open to all clubs in the six Munster counties), those in attendance were treated to a great selection of talks and activities, led by Mayo football star Cillian O’Connor, Kilkenny legend Michael Fennelly, Cork camogie hero and TV personality Anna Geary, and the star of the show, Tyrone manager Mickey Harte, one of the all-time greats of the GAA. Mickey’s talk about the value of club, community and commitment struck a chord with all present, while master of ceremonies Eoin Conroy pulled the strings very effectively throughout the day. The Liam McCarthy and Sam Maguire cups were in attendance and five clubs spoke about their Health Clubs journey so far, including our own. First up were Castlehaven (Conor and Lisa) who spoke about their Park Run which they host every Saturday morning in their local forest, and they were followed by representatives of St. Finbarr’s and Midleton (Janas and Mairead), who, along with Jennifer Hayes from HSE, spoke about their very successful “Cork Beats Stress” programme focusing on mental health which they have held in their clubhouses to packed audiences over the past two years. After a healthy lunch it was the turn of the Killeagh clubs representatives (Liz, Colman and Robert) to talk about the work being done in each of our four clubs to promote healthy eating and educate our community about the importance of good nutrition. The final club to highlight their Healthy Club work was Fr. Sheehy’s from Clogheen in Tipperary whose representatives Liam and Michael explained their Siúl Eile walking programme (Couch to Top of the Mountain) which has enticed people from their community and beyond to get out the walking boots for regular hikes in their locality. Well done to all who presented on the day and a bualadh bos mór to Aoife O’Brien, the GAA’s Healthy Clubs Co-Ordinator, who has put a huge amount of work into promoting the Healthy Clubs Project and supporting the 60 clubs who are currently involved in Phase 2 of the project.


Sunday morning last was a beautiful spring morning and that brought 14 enthusiastic walkers to Mount Uniacke for our ninth monthly walk, and our third in our own parish. The leisurely trek of about 10 km took in local landmarks like Dangan Cemetery, Kilcounty school (closed in 1976) and the Fair Field at Dangan Cross, where one of the first hurling games played under GAA rules was recorded in the late 1890’s and where the famed Dungourney team (All-Ireland winners of 1902) were reputed to have often played. Many thanks also to local farmers Andy and John Leahy for their welcome to see their beautiful stock of newly-born calves and their horse walker (some of our walkers wondered if the GAA club could install one of these in Páirc Uí Chinnéide). The scenery, sounds and sights were refreshing for all on the walk, with everyone feeling much better on their return to Mount Uniacke just in time for lunch! Next walk is on Sunday week March 5th, meeting in Killeagh (Cork Road) at 10.00

Upcoming Events

Craft ‘n’ Chat starts Monday February 20th 10.00-12.00 in Clubhouse. All types of craft along with a cuppa and a chat with new and old friends. Contact Sharon Roche 086-8122545 for more info.

Annual Killeagh 4 mile Road Race takes place on Sunday March 5th 11.00 for runners, 10.00 for walkers. Come along for a fun morning, whether you are a runner or a walker.

LOOKING AFTER YOUR EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING – Wednesday March 15th Workshops for teenagers (12-16) and adult players (age 16+), facilitated by expert Samaritans volunteers.

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.

Everyone else – keep the ideas and the good work coming! Newsletter No. 3 along with flyer for Craft ‘n’ Chat will be distributed through the primary schools next week. Thanks very much!

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

JACK, a new play by Cork writer Declan Hassett, will play the Ballymaloe Grainstore on Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th March and the Everyman Cork between Wednesday 8th-Saturday 18th March 2017. It is being produced and directed by Patrick Talbot. GAA superstar, winner of six All Ireland medals and former Taoiseach, Corkman Jack Lynch was born in 1917. He became not only a sporting folk hero and legend but also one of the most popular politicians ever to be elected on this island. JACK is a new play which marks the centenary of his birth. It looks at not only some of the peaks of an extraordinary career but also its most turbulent period when the peace and security of this country was gravely challenged. The play stars Michael Grennell as Jack Lynch and with Alf McCarthy, Tadhg Dennehy, Peter O’Mahony and Dominic Moore. Playwright Declan Hassett is a former editor of the Evening Echo and Arts Editor of the Irish Examiner. His play SISTERS, starring the late Anna Manahan, toured all over Ireland and also played Off Broadway New York. Producer, Patrick Talbot is the writer/director of A Great Arrangement, the new play on Michael Collins which premiered in 2016 and God Bless The Child, the play based on stories by Frank O Connor.

Healthy Clubs Walk No 9 at Dangan graveyard Feb 2017

Healthy Clubs Walk No 9 at Kilcounty school Feb 2017

Munster Roadshow Healthy Eating Demo with Anna Geary & Michael Fennelly