Killeagh GAA Club

27 March, 2017

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C March 27th 2017

Club Lotto Results;

Our last lotto draw took place on Tuesday March 21st where there was no winner of the €4200 jackpot. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €4400! It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night March 28th. You can now purchase your lotto ticket on-line; just follow the lotto link on the homepage of our website – www.killeaghgaa.org. 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 Kieran Scully on 0858037343 or 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 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 eastcorkgaa.com

Killeagh Senior Hurling
Midleton 0-16 Killeagh 1-12
Clonmult Memorial Park saw a St. Patrick's Day East Cork derby between Midleton and Killeagh for Round 3 of the RedFM Senior Hurling League. On a bright, fresh day on a well prepared Midleton sod, the spoils went to the Magpies in a close fought encounter. Midleton started the brighter of the two sides going four points to nil up after five minutes and continuing to show their supremacy throughout the next 15 mins as they led 0-6 to 0-2 after the 20th minute. The Killeagh defence started to get to grips with the Midleton forwards led by Patrick O'Brien, Brendan Barry, Sean Long & Michael Fitzgerald. The next ten minutes saw Killeagh claw their way back into the game with points from Andrew Walsh, Eoghan Keniry & David Cahill which saw the scoreboard at the short whistle reading 0-8 to 0-6 in favour of the home side.
The second half saw a very competitive start from Killeagh as they stormed into a 1-8 to 0-10 with a powerful finish from Eoghan Keniry. Midleton levelled matters from their own puck out & hit the front soon afterwards. Both sides traded points until the end leaving the home side victorious by the narrowest of margins. Midleton took the 2 points on offer but Killeagh will leave the game having won many admirers after running one of the fancied teams for the Sean Og Murphy Cup so close after starting so poorly in the first 20 minutes. This result leaves Killeagh in 3rd position in group 1 of RedFM SHL behind Ballymartle & Midleton who both are 3 out of 3 to date. Our next fixture sees us travel to Riverstick to play league leaders Ballymartle on Saturday April 1st with the throw-in at 5.30pm. Another confirmed fixture is fixed for Sun April 23rd which sees Killeagh play Bandon in Killeagh @ 14.00. 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.

East Cork Leagues 2017:

Glenbower Rovers played Cloyne on March 20th @7.30pm in Killeagh in The Bishop Roche Cup for the Division 1 football league and emerged victorious on a final score of 1-14 to 0-06. On Saturday March 25th our junior team played Castlemartyr in the junior ‘A’ Championship at 3.00pm in Youghal. They had an emphatic win on a final score of 4-10 to 1-07. 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 18 B Football League Youghal 0-3 Killeagh-Ita’s 2-8

Killeagh-Ita’s minor footballers eventually got their first points of this year’s league campaign at the third attempt, winning a well-contested game in Magner’s Hill on the last day (we hope!) of Winter 2017, Wednesday March 23rd. Given that we had snow that morning, and that matches were cancelled left, right and centre due to the atrocious pitch conditions, it’s a credit to the Youghal club that this match was played, and while the ground was very heavy in places, both teams did their best to play possession football. Against the wind in the first half, the highlights for Killeagh-Ita’s were the return from injury of Dylan Hogan, a penalty scored by Sean Walsh and good interplay from the Killeagh team from the full-back line to the full-forward line, although the conversion rate wasn’t perhaps what it could have been. Leading by 1-4 to 0-3 at half time, the scores were even more difficult to come by in the second half, before a late Adrian Galvin goal sealed the win. Focus switches to hurling for the next few weeks for the minors, with Sliabh Rua visiting for the opening league game on Wednesday April 5th.

Team: Dan Lucey, Barry Motherway, Dylan Hogan, Kieran Daly, Padraig McCarthy, Jamie Landers, Padraig Leahy, Dan Hickey, Keane Budds, Richie Long, Sean Walsh (0-2), David Kelly, Dara Motherway, Adrian Galvin, Fionn McDonnell. Subs used: Cian McDonald, Darragh Geary, James Kent.

NEW STARS BEGIN IN NURSERY

Saturday last thankfully felt more like the first day of summer than the opposite feeling evident just 3 days earlier (see above), and the fine sunshine brought over 30 of the youngest players in our community rushing to Páirc Uí Chinnéide with their moms and dads for the opening day of TRAINING! Like D’Unbelievables’ bid to have a good start on the day by having the dinner before breakfast, some of these were up before dawn, perhaps thinking the clocks had already gone forward! The All-Ireland Final wouldn’t hold a candle to the excitement felt by some (children and parents!!), while others were less fazed and maybe less motivated to strut their stuff. Nonetheless, after Padraig’s energetic and motivating warm-up everyone was “mad for road”. Plenty of fun and games, with skipping, hopping, running, jumping and kicking go leor! Well done to the minor team of 2031 whose journey starts here!

Golf Society:

The next outing on this year’s events calendar is to The Gold Coast in Dungarvan on Saturday April 22nd at 10.30am.

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 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. Club Nursery for 3-5 year olds has commenced again in Páirc Ui Chinnéide on Saturdays from 12.00-12.45.

3. 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!

Blood Donor Clinic

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will hold a Blood Donor clinic in The GAA Club, Youghal from 5pm- 8.30pm on Wednesday & Thursday 29th and 30th March 2017. Blood Donation is essential to ensure Hospital Patients get the treatment they need. One Donation can save up to 3 Lives. Full details of all clinics and on Giving Blood can be found on www.giveblood.ie or by telephoning 021 4807400 or 1850 731 137.