Killeagh GAA Club

28 February, 2017

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C February 27th 2017

Club Lotto Results;

Our last lotto draw took place on Tuesday February 21st where there was no winner of the €3400 jackpot. Lucky dip winners of €30 were Brian Mackey, Dick Fitzgerald, Owen Cosgrove and Marie Smiddy. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €3600 thank you very much! It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night February 28th. 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.

League/Championship Draws for 2017:

Full details of all county championship and RedFM League draws and fixtures for 2017 are available on the Cork GAA website, and full details of all divisional draws and fixtures for football and hurling leagues and championship are available 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 they play Carrignavar in a fixture that has been rearranged. It is now fixed for Friday evening at 8.00pm in Killeagh. 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 and a couple of challenge matches took place over the past week. The start of the league season is upon us and there is a good level of competition for team places for our first league game. We played two competitive challenge matches against Tallow of Waterford and current Limerick county champions Patrickswell last week in Páirc Uí Chinnéide. There were strong performances during these games from the lads including Stephen Murphy, Mikey Fitzgerald, Brendan Barry, Andrew Leahy, Andrew Walsh, Brian Collins and Kevin Murphy. Next Wednesday, March 1st, sees the start of the 2017 RedFM senior hurling league campaign for the Boys In Green with a home game against our near neighbours, Youghal. The game sees a 7:30pm throw-in at Páirc Uí Chinnéide. 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. The 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 society 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.

The annual charity outing for the Margaret Rochford and Tom Fitzgibbon memorial trophies in aid of ACT 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. We have a busy schedule for the next few weeks in the Healthy Clubs Project. Here are some of our upcoming events and activities.

1. Craft 'n' Chat will continue every Monday morning in March from 10.00-12.00 in our Páirc Uí Chinnéide Clubhouse. We had a very promising opening session last Monday, would you like to join us for all types of craft along with a cuppa and a chat with new and old friends? Contact Sharon Roche 086-8122545 for more info.

2. Killeagh 4 Mile Road Race is on Sunday March 5th. The run is at 11.00 for runners, while any walkers can head off around the fast, flat circuit at 10.00 a.m. (This is our March Monthly Walk - No. 10 since our first one last June). Come along for a fun morning, whether you are a runner or a walker, there may be some ‘lucky dip’ prizes as well as serious prizes for the serious runners.

3. Mental Fitness Workshop - "Getting your head right for games and for life" takes place in Páirc Uí Chinnéide Clubhouse on Wednesday March 15th. There will be two one-hour workshops, the first for teenagers aged 12-16 (7.00 - 8.00 p.m.) and the second one for minor and adult players aged 16+ (8.00 - 9.00 p.m.). These interactive workshops are facilitated by expert Samaritans volunteers, and all players from all four clubs are encouraged to attend. Posters are around Páirc Uí Chinnéide and in the usual real and virtual places.

4. Schools’ Competition - Details were distributed to all primary school children this week about our Healthy Clubs Competition. Children are asked to write an essay, write a poem, design a poster, or create a comic-strip story on the theme: “How can we be healthy at home, in school, and in our community?” Children can create their entry at home or in school, and there will be prizes in each of the four schools. Closing date is Friday March 24th – get thinking and get creating, boys and girls!

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.