Killeagh GAA Club

06 March, 2017

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C March 6th 2017

Club Lotto Results;

Our last lotto draw took place on Tuesday February 28th where there was no winner of the €3600 jackpot. Lucky dip winners of €30 were Esther Kearney, Rachel Murray, Summi Cody and William and Noreen Kelly. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €3800 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.

Championship Draws for 2017:

Full details of all County Championship draws for 2017 are available on the Cork GAA website and full details of all divisional draws for football and hurling 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 were due to play Carrignavar but had to be postponed due to poor weather. Their next league game is against Cloyne fixed for March 20th in Sallybrooke at 7.30pm.a fixture that has been rearranged. On Saturday March 25th our junior team play Castlemartyr in the junior ‘A’ Championship for the Jim Ryan Cup at 3.00pm at a venue yet to be finalised. Our U21 footballers play Glanmire in this year’s ‘B’ championship for the Jack Murphy Cup on Saturday March 11th with the time and venue yet to be finalised. 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 Hurling Teams;

Last Wednesday March 1st saw the start of the 2017 RedFM Senior Hurling League of which the opening game saw near neighbours Youghal travel to a well-attended Páirc Uí Chinnéide to face Killeagh. It saw Killeagh coming out on top on a final score of 0-13 vs 0-6. The game was played in blustery & wet conditions but both teams performed strongly respectively under a strong refereeing performance from Pa Beausang. Killeagh started brightly with two points from Eoghan Keniry which were quickly cancelled out by two like scores from Youghal. Further scores from Andrew Walsh, Daniel Walsh & John O'Connor saw the scores at the short whistle 0-7 vs 0-3. The 2nd half started with competitive exchanges from both sides. Points from Brian Collins, Kevin Murphy, Gary Leahy (2)and David Cahill closed the game out from Youghal's grasp and saw Killeagh picking up the first two points of the RED FM SHL for the 2017 season! The 2nd round will see Killeagh hosting County Champions, Glen Rovers on the 11th of March in Páirc Uí Chinnéide. A further match confirmed the past week shows that the Boys In Green will be traveling to Midleton to face the Magpies on St. Patrick's Day with a 11:30am throw in. These two games are important dates for your diary & support would be greatly appreciated. Other teams in our group for Phase 1 of the revamped Senior Hurling League include; Ballyhea, Ballymartle, Bandon, Bishopstown, & Na Piarsaigh and it is hoped that these games will be played by July 2nd.

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 first outing on this year’s events calendar is to Youghal Golf Club. It takes place on Sunday March 19th and bookings and further details from 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.

Singing (and Running) in the Rain

No sign of Gene Kelly in Killeagh on Sunday morning last – if he had made it there was plenty of opportunity for singing and dancing in the rain and the biting wind. The 350 + hardy souls who did turn up walked (the first brave 50) or ran the 4 mile circuit from Cork Road towards Mogeely, left to Garranjames and back to Páirc Uí Chinnéide in Clashdermot, on a day that gladdened the hearts of all participants, along with the spectators, supporters and many stewards who clapped and cheered from first to last. The numbers running were greatly boosted by many Killeagh-based runners, some of whom were competing in their first 4 mile race, having been enticed to start running through the Healthy Clubs Project Couch To 5K initiative last summer. Martin Drake and Tim Twomey, along with Ricky Deveraux and many other Youghal AC members, were to the fore in planning the event, in co-operation with our own highly committed team led by Dave Barry, Padraig McGrath and Thomas Barry. Sincere thanks to everybody who helped to make this a day to remember for Killeagh in 2017.

Upcoming Events

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 for the month of March from 10.00-12.00 in the clubhouse at Páirc Uí Chinnéide. 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. 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, with contact details for those taking names to book.

3. 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!

4. Club Nursery for 3-5 year olds starts again in Páirc Ui Chinnéide on Saturday March 25th 12.00-12.45.

5. Monthly Walk. Our next Healthy Clubs walk is on Sunday April 2nd in Ardmore. Meet at the beach at 10.00 a.m. – we will walk to St. Declan’s Well, along the cliff walk past the site of the wreck of the crane ship “Samson” and around to the Round Tower, before returning to the beach. A nice leisurely stroll i dtír na nDéise!

Killeagh GAA Road Race

The Killeagh 4 mile road race was held in wet and windy conditions on Sunday March 4th which was in total contrast to the mild weather we had last year. We were delighted that 304 runners registered to line up to the starter’s gun at 11am up which was a marked increase from 246 runners last year. The event was 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. While a lot of hard work had been carried out before Sunday it still required a mammoth effort to see the event through to a success. From early Sunday morning there was a hive of activity at the club grounds with the many volunteers calmly going about their tasks to ensure the day ran smoothly for everybody. Registration opened from 8.30am and the walkers started at 10am. The main road race got underway at 11.00am and finished at the club grounds. The general consensus from the participants was that it was a very enjoyable course to run, it was well organised and marshalled and the parking, changing and refreshment facilities that were laid on were top class. Our chairman, Mr Padraig McGrath said that on behalf of the club, he owed a huge debt of gratitude to the many people who gave their time and efforts to ensure the day was a brilliant success for both the GAA club and the community. He also paid huge thanks to Youghal AC for all their help and expertise in organising the event for our club. He thanked the main sponsors, Youghal Credit Union, Castlemartyr Resort, PTSB Midleton, Market Green Midleton and Aura Leisure Centre who contributed financially and also to those who provided food, refreshments and spot prizes to the event. Congratulations to John Meade from St. Finbarr’s AC who was the first senior man and Aoife Cooke from Youghal AC who was the first senior woman and to all participants who took part in both the walk and the race. Competitors can view their finishing times on

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, continues at 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 Notes