Killeagh GAA Club Notes

19 March, 2017

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C March 20th 2017

Club Lotto Results;

Our last lotto draw took place on Tuesday March 14th where there was no winner of the €4000 jackpot. Lucky dip winners of €30 were Ted O’Brien, Sarah Caughlan, Eoin Motherway and Sean Treacy. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €4200! It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night March 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.

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 @7.30pm in Killeagh. On Saturday March 25th our junior team play Castlemartyr in the junior ‘A’ Championship at 3.00pm in Youghal. 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.

Golf Society:

The first outing on this year’s events calendar was to Youghal Golf Club. It took place on Sunday March 19th and was kindly sponsored by Fitzgibbons Garage, Killeagh with the presentation of prizes taking place on Sunday night in The Old Thatch, Killeagh. A total of 41 golfers played and the results on the day were as follows; 1st on 38pts was Haulie Collins, 2nd on 37pts was Ger Fitzgibbon, 3rd also on 37pts was Mike Landers, Best Gross was Marian Sweeney, 5th also on 37pts was Liam Kelly, 6th on 35pts was Sean Power. Best Visitor was Celia Cotter and Best Juvenile was Adrian Galvin.

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 na nDéise!

Fé 18 B Football League St. Colman’s 3-5 Killeagh-Ita’s 1-10

Killeagh-Ita’s minor footballers contrived to lose a game we really should have won against St. Colman’s in Páirc Ui Chinnéide on Monday evening last. An excellent opening half saw us lead by 1-8 to 0-2 at half-time, with Adrian Galvin raising the green flag after just 40 seconds. Richie Long (2), Adrian, Oisin McCarthy, Keane Budds, Sean Walsh (2) and Padraig Leahy kicked excellent points, while our defenders were well on top, limiting our opponents to just two points in reply. The second half was a totally different game, as St. Colman’s attacked from the throw-in and an early goal gave them confidence. Keane Budds fisted a point on 38 minutes to leave us ahead by 1-9 to 1-4, but two further goals and a point for St. Colman’s pushed them in front, with a late Jamie Landers point our only reply. The lack of consistency for the hour was disappointing, as some of the football played in the opening half was of a very good quality.

Team: Dan Lucey, Darragh Geary, Padraig McCarthy, Kieran Daly, Barry Motherway, Jamie Landers (0-1), Padraig Leahy (0-1), Keane Budds (0-2), Oisin McCarthy (0-1), Richie Long (0-2), Sean Walsh (0-2), David Kelly, Paul Delaney, Adrian Galvin (1-1), Fionn McDonnell. Subs used: Richie Landers, Robert Sinclair.

Fe 16 Football League Killeagh-Ita’s 4-7 Killara Óg 1-8

An exciting game of football played on St. Patrick’s Eve in Killeagh gave us victory in the opening league game of the 2017 campaign. The unavailability of certain players left bainisteoir Tom Kelly with a somewhat understrength squad, but all 18 who played did themselves, their team and their club proud, apart from a one-quarter dip after half time which gave Killara an opportunity to storm back into a game that appeared beyond them. The honour of scoring the first score, and goal, of the new season, fell to Tommy Noonan, who slotted home coolly after two minutes, after good work by Dara Motherway and Cian McDonald in setting him up. Paul Delaney (1-1), Dara Motherway (0-2), Ciaran O’Rourke and Darragh O’Connor added further points, while our defenders Danny Cunningham, Daniel Lucey, Cathal Fitzgibbon, David Kelly, Owen Cosgrove and George Sinclair were very effective in snuffing out threats, ably supported by Robert Sinclair, David Collins and our scorers all doing their bit. Dara, Paul and Cian worked very well as a unit up front, and they combined effectively in the second half to reclaim control, after Killara had scored six points without reply to reduce the margin to just four – 2-5 to 0-7. Cian turned from provider to finisher after 45 minutes, added another on 50 minutes, while Dara rounded off an excellent performance with two fine points on 53 and 55 minutes. Killara got the final two scores – a goal from a penalty and a point – to leave the score at referee Pa O’Driscoll’s final whistle 4-7 to 1-8.

Team: Robbie Treacy, Danny Cunningham, George Sinclair, Cathal Fitzgibbon, David Kelly, Owen