Killeagh GAA Club

12 March, 2017

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C March 13th 2017

Club Lotto Results;

Our last lotto draw took place on Tuesday March 7th where there was no winner of the €3800 jackpot. Lucky dip winners of €30 were JP Murphy, Theresa O’Shea, Eamonn Sweeney and James Collins. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €4000! It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night March 14th. 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. On Saturday March 25th our junior team play Castlemartyr in the junior ‘A’ Championship at 3.00pm at a venue yet to be finalised. Our U21 footballers played Glanmire in this year’s ‘B’ championship on Saturday March 11th. Unfortunately despite performing well against a much stronger side the lads were comprehensibly beaten. 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.

Fé 21 B Football Championships

Glanmire 4-16, Glenbower Rovers 0-4

A highly accomplished Glanmire side, probably competing at the wrong level given the collective talents on display, were too good for a depleted but honest Glenbower Rovers side in Sallybrook on Saturday afternoon, when winter finally seemed to come to an end and the sun returned to this spot in the northern hemisphere. Our defenders held out gamely until the 18th minute, when Glanmire led by just 1-1 to 0-2, Sean and Aaron Walsh getting our scores. However, the final 12 minutes of the half saw one-way traffic with Glanmire kicking a further 1-8, with some of the points scored being of the highest quality. The second half followed the same pattern, with our team working really hard to limit scoring opportunities, which they did for the third quarter, by which time we had added two and Glanmire had added four to the half time point’s tallies. From here to the finish Glanmire clocked up further green flags before referee Mark Murphy blew his final whistle. Glanmire will be difficult to beat if they can reproduce this form, while the soul-searching about football in Killeagh must continue. It is difficult to be competitive when many players were unavailable for a variety of reasons. Well done to those who committed to playing, with Cathal Deane excelling throughout, while Colin Walsh’s double-up (U21 at 2.00, followed by senior hurling league at 5.00), is to be commended. Most pleasing of all was to see the return to action of Brendan Delaney, after a serious knee injury ended his 2016 season early on. Brendan led by example throughout the match, showing his leadership qualities all through. Brendan heads off to the US for a 4 month college work placement this week, and we wish him all the best. As well as being a promising player in his own right, Brendan has given great commitment to the U15 / U16 football panels for the past 15 months, and has developed into a coach of the highest quality. Good luck on your travels Brendan, we look forward to your return as an ever better coach!

Killeagh Hurling Teams;

Killeagh Senior Hurling; Killeagh 1-11 Glen Rovers 0-10 Killeagh gained a victory over 2015 & 2016 Cork County Champions Glen Rovers at a well-attended Páirc Uí Chinnéide last Saturday. The match was played on a beautiful sunny evening with the Pitch in perfect condition for a game of Hurling. The Seandun Divisional side got off to a better start with two points from play in the first five minutes but those were cancelled out by David Cahill (free) and Daniel Walsh (play). There was a stoppage of play on the 9th minute were the Glen Goalkeeper got badly injured independently and our thoughts are with him in his recovery. Both sides interchanged scores throughout the rest of first half to leave the game tied 6 points apiece at the short whistle of Jim Hennessy. The second half saw a bright start for the team in green with points from Gary Leahy, David Cahill & John O'Connor but with quick response by Glen Rovers, scoring three points to see game tied again on the 40th minute 0-9 each. The deadlock was broken on the 56th minute with a shot from Andrew Leahy to the top of the Glen Net. The Boys In Green held out the County Champions to defeat them 1-11 to 0-10 in a well contested RedFM Senior Hurling League game. Killeagh were well served Philip O'Neill, Patrick O'Brien, Michael Fitzgerald, Allen Keniry & David Cahill. The RedFM Senior Hurling League continues with a Round 3 East Cork Derby against near neighbours Midleton in Clonmult Memorial Park this St. Patrick's Day, 17th March with a 11:30amthrow in. The round 4 away game against Ballymartle has been confirmed for Saturday 1st April. Further Details TBC closer to time. We wish Brian Collins, member of the Panel well on his Short Term trip to Australia. Golf Society:

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

Great weekend away to Ennis with golf played in Dromoland on the Friday and Ennis on the Saturday. Results were: Dromoland golf was won by Alan Crotty with Ray Rochford in second place and third place was Ger Fitzgibbon. Woodstock golf was won by Alan Crotty (again) with Tim Crotty second and Ger Fitzgibbon was third (again). The weekend overall winner was of course Alan Crotty, second was Tim Crotty and third overall was Ger Fitzgibbon.

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.

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