Killeagh GAA Club

09 April, 2017

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C April 10th 2017

Club Lotto Results;

Our last lotto draw took place on Tuesday April 4th where there was no winner of the €4600 jackpot. Lucky dip prizes of €30 were won by Robert Deane, Mary Linehan, Linda Crowley and Niamh Barry. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €4800! It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night April 11th. 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 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 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

Killeagh Senior Hurling On Saturday 1st April, the Killeagh bandwagon rolled on into Riverstick to face table-toppers Ballymartle (coached by Brian 'Blondie' Barry) in Round 4 of the RedFM senior hurling league on a beautiful sunny day with a fresh breeze blowing across the field. Unfortunately, the hosts got away to a quicker start when, according two quick goals within 11 minutes, left the score 2-2 to 0-2. Killeagh were sluggish to get going but were kept in the game with sloppy frees from Ballymartle giving Eoghan Keniry six points from placed balls (4f, 2 65's). But undoubtedly the score of the game came in the 20th minute with Kieran Lane scoring a point straight from a sideline cut 55 yards from goal and went clean as a whistle straight over the black spot. The scoreboard at half-time read Ballymartle 2-8 Killeagh 0-8. The 2nd half didn't get much better for the Boys in Green as the home side took the initiative when scoring 1-5 to 0-1 in the first ten minutes of the 2nd half. Killeagh made numerous substitutions to try and improve the situation with both Mikey Fitzgerald & Philip O'Neill trying in vain. Ballymartle closed out the game with a minimum of fuss with a final score line of 3-20 to 0-12 to remain top of Group 1 of the RedFM SHL. For the Killeagh boys, it was a reality check for us all (management, players & supporters) on what is required to compete on a consistent senior level and we must dust ourselves down and pick ourselves back up to face the newly promoted Bandon which is fixed for Sun April 23rd in Killeagh @ 14.00. Our junior squads have a couple of league games this week: against Lisgoold in Killeagh on Tuesday April 11th in JHL Div 1 @ 8.30pm and against Dungourney in Killeagh on Thursday April 13th in JHL Div 3 @ 7.30pm. 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 junior ‘A’ team played Dungourney on Wednesday April 5th in Dungourney @8pm in The Bishop Roche Cup round 5 for the Division 1 football league and both teams earned a hard fought draw which leaves the lads unbeaten in this league to date. The final score of the game stood at 1-11 apiece.

On Saturday April 8th our junior team played Carrignavar in a re-arranged fixture @ 18.30pm in Carrignavar. It was a round two fixture for The Bishop Roche Cup which had previously been postponed due to poor weather. Glenbower came out on top in this game on a final score of 1-11 to 2-07. 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.

Juvenile News

Rebel Óg Premier 2 Fé 16 Hurling League

Inniscarra 1-16, Killeagh-Ita’s 1-12

No joy for our Under 16 team on their first day out in the Premier 2 league on Sunday evening last in Ballyanly. A fine evening allowed for a competitive game, notwithstanding a pitch that was sticky in

places. Inniscarra held the advantage in the aerial challenges, and often in the ground rucks also, and this enabled them to keep the lead they held from the 11th minute to the end. Given that our only goal was scored in the second minute (a sideline cut from Ben O’Connor trickled over the line) and that we scored seven of our points from placed balls – five from Ben and two from Ryan McCarthy, we can have little complaints about the result. Olan Broderick with three points and Ben with two were our only point scorers, and this will be something for the management and players to tackle going forward. Shandrum visit Páirc Uí Chinnéide on Easter Monday at 4.00 p.m. which will be a stern test also.

Team: Ciaran O’Rourke, Robert Sinclair, Daniel Lucey, Owen Cosgrove, Oisin McCarthy, Richie Landers, David Kelly, Cathal Fitzgibbon, Ryan McCarthy, Olan Broderick, Ben O’Connor, Dara Motherway, Darragh O’Connor, Cian McDonald, Tommy Noonan, Brian Murphy, Ciaran Leahy, Christian Coughlan.

Rebel Óg Premier 2A Minor Hurling League

Killeagh-Ita’s 2-28, Sliabh Rua 0-03

In 2015 and 2016, Sliabh Rua came to Páirc Uí Chinnéide with an U16 team and a minor team respectively, and came away with victories, the first a comprehensive league victory, last year’s a close-fought minor football championship win. Given that many of the same players were returning for this fixture, and that this was our team’s first game in the newly-formed Premier 2A league, there was some uncertainty as to how the game would fare out. Sliabh Rua were badly hampered by the unavailability of a third of their team, so the final score does their efforts an injustice. Nonetheless, this was an impressive performance from our team, with our forwards excelling in their shooting, scoring 1-16 in the first half and 1-12 in the second, albeit on a night when even loose feathers wouldn’t move in the windless air. Our half-forward line was particularly busy, with Richie Long, Sean Walsh and Padraig Leahy scoring 2-15 between them. Under 16s Richie Landers and Ryan McCarthy also impressed both with scoring (two fine points each) and general play, but the real start of this game, especially when it was most competitive in the opening twenty minutes, was Olin Hennessy at corner-forward. Olin combined his hurling ability and speed to cause havoc in the left corner, scoring two fine points and setting up many other scores. Next up is a trip to Aghavine on Easter Sunday morning at 11.30 to take on our neighbours Fr. O’Neill’s, while we travel to Fermoy on Thursday week, April 20th.

Team: Ciaran O’Rourke, Barry Motherway, Dylan Hogan, Kieran Daly, Richie Landers, Jamie Landers, Dan Hickey, Keane Kelly Budds, Adrian Galvin, Richie Long, Sean Walsh, Padraig Leahy, Olin Hennessy, Jamie Clifford, Ryan McCarthy. Subs used: Andrew Foley, James Kent, Olan Broderick, David Kelly, Oisin McCarthy.


Killeagh GAA - Killeagh Camogie - Inch Rovers Ladies Football - Killeagh-Ita's Juvenile GAA

Killeagh/Ita's U15 boys claimed maximum league points on Friday 7th against Inniscarra with a full-time score of 1-14 to 1-11. Third time proved not to be a charm for the home side when Killeagh/Ita's made their third trip in a week to Ballyanly. Inniscarra had been victorious in the previous two encounters; firstly against our U16's and then our U13's, however the U15's put a stop to their winning streak. Ben opened our scoring with a point from play and our next 3 scores were from placed balls also off the stick of Ben. Inniscarra were next to benefit from the placed balls when they slotted over two points. We traded points back and forth until the half, which saw our boys ahead on the narrowest of margins with a score of 0-7 to 0-06. Inniscarra were first to score when play resumed. Killeagh/Ita's upped the pace and scored 4 points in quick succession. Inniscarra were pressing hard to narrow the margin and their determination was rewarded with an opportunistic goal narrowing our lead to a single point. Ciaran (O'R) was next to register a score when he raised the green flag to put some light between the teams again. The final 10 minutes were nail biting as Inniscarra tried very hard to close the gap and pull ahead however our defence battled gallantly to ensure this didn't happen. Both sides added points to their tally but Killeagh/Ita's refusal to panic saw them out and when the referee blew the whistle we were ahead by 1-14 to 1-11. This was a great panel performance and the trip home saw a small detour being taken to McDonald's in Blackpool for a much deserved reward.

Panel: D Coleman, G Walsh, J Fogarty, P Landers, D Collins, B Murphy, R Treacy, P Kent, B O'Connor (0-10), D Doherty, C Coughlan, C O'Rourke (1-03), R Bernard, R Farquhar, C Leahy (0-01), A Fitzgibbon, P Mackey, C Treacy.

"Field of Dreams"

It was with great excitement that we recently received an email from Kevin O'Callaghan offering our U12's the opportunity of a lifetime for every GAA loving boy. Kevin is Cork Games Development Manager and he advised us that our club was selected for accreditation on the Benchmarking 2020 Vision Initiative. This award recognises the hard work being undertaken in our club in the area of games development. It is hoped in the long term that the rewards of better games development structures in our club will eventually lead to better playing standards on the pitch. However in the short term Rebel Óg Coaching are rewarding our efforts by inviting our FE 12's to participate in a blitz in CROKE PARK on Tuesday 19th April. Our boys will get to play 3 x 13 minute games on the hallowed sod of Croke Park against teams from other Munster counties at 10 a side. The teams the boys are meeting are Ballyduff Lower, Askeaton/Ballysteen/Kilcronan and Clonoulty/Rossmore. The boys will also get a stadium tour and a museum tour as part of the day. There is great excitement in the Fe 12 Camp as players, mentors and parents plan this trip, hopefully it will be the first of many occasions that these boys will run out onto the pitch Croke Park.

Under 9's

This season our Under 9's have entered a two team league in both Hurling & Football. This format differs from the Monster Blitzes which were played in previous years. There will be a series of 11 hurling and 11 football matches throughout the season. Killeagh will play two 9 a side matches simultaneously of 25 minutes a side, the result of each match is then added to see who gets the points.

To date this season we have played three league matches.

Our first Hurling League match was in Glounthaune on 25th March to play Erin's Own. Our lads played really well in both games. The team management were delighted to see the work being done at training being replicated on match day. Both our teams won, giving Killeagh the league points.

Our first Football match was in Midleton on April 1st. Both of our teams gave brilliant exhibitions of Football on the day. There were some excellent scores and great defending. Both teams were victorious.

Our most recent match played at home against Cobh. Killeagh settled quickly and proved too strong for the opposition on the night. Our next league fixture will be away to Aghada in Football.

The U9 squad for the season is as follows: Alex Fogarty, Alex Howey, Andrew Brenner, Ben Geary, Billy Guerin, Callum Power, Cathal Brennan, Cayden Hyde, Cormac Deane, Cormac Delaney, Daniel Geary, Darragh Sheehan, Diarmuid Fitzpatrick, Eoin Sheehan, John Farquhar, Patrick Dineen, Rian Lane, Rian O'Connor, Rueben Fitzgerald, Ryan Murphy, Senan McDonnell and Tom Power.

Upcoming fixtures for our juveniles include;

FE 18 P2A Hurling League

Fr O’Neills V Killeagh/Ita’s in Aghavine on Sunday 16th at 11.30

Fermoy V Killeagh/Ita’s in Fermoy on Thursday 20th at 7.30

FE16 P2 Hurling League

Shandrum V Killeagh/Ita’s in Killeagh on Monday 17th at 4.00

FE15 P2 Hurling League

St Colmans v Killeagh/Ita’s in Killeagh on Saturday 15th at 11.00 (TBC)

FE14P2A Hurling League

Shandrum V Killeagh/Ita’s in Killeagh on Tuesday 11th at 7.15

Erins Own V Killeagh/Ita’s in Caherlag on Wednesday 19th at 7.00

FE13 P2A Hurling League

Passage V Killeagh/Ita’s in Passage on Monday 17th April at 5.00

Previous fixtures and results;

FE 18 P2A Hurling league

Killeagh/Ita’s 2-28 v Sliabh Rua 0-03

FE 15 P2 Hurling League

Killeagh/Ita’s 1-14 Inniscarra 1-11

Easter Excitement for our young hurlers and footballers

There is plenty on offer in Pairc Ui Chinneide for the Easter Holidays to keep our future stars entertained with not one but two camps being run.

Killeagh GAA Easter Camp is on from Tuesday 18th to Thursday 20th from 10am to 1pm. This camp is open to both boys and girls aged between 5 and 13 (kids must be going to school). Cost of attending the camp is €20 for one child or €30 per family for the three days. Please contact Sean Crowley on 086-0548533 with your child’s name and age.

The second camp is being organised by the GDA officers. This camp is aimed at boys born in 2004/05 and is being run over 2 days the 1st week of Holidays in Killeagh GAA. The cost of the camp is €10. The camp runs for 3 hours both days from 10 - 1pm sharp. They will be coaching the boys in both hurling and football and UCC will be providing coaches to give a talk on nutrition and practical exercises to prevent injuries.

If interested please text Players Name/Club to Sean Crowley on 085-8628203.

Dates: Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th April

Time: 10am-1pm sharp

Venue: Killeagh GAA

Cost: €10 or €5 a day

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.

There is also a Tuesday Golf trip to Carton House for Tuesday April 25th. Deposit of €25 required at booking stage with Ray, Dunmurry GC is booked for Monday 24th April costing €25 and B&B accommodation at Kildare House Hotel with four course meal for Monday night is available for €75. Please contact Ray on 0872330054 for all information on this trip including booking of golf and accommodation, deposits and golfing times.

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.

The Healthy Clubs Project continues with weekly and monthly events. Last Sunday morning 22 walkers took off on a loop around picturesque Ardmore for a beautiful walk. The leisurely stroll took the walkers past St. Declan’s Well, the wreck of the Samson, the lookout post and around by the soccer pitch to the Round Tower, St. Declan’s Oratory and back to the beach. It was one of our nicest walks to date, and yet very manageable for all ages. We may have another walk towards the end of April, but one definite event coming up is that we are looking for people to participate in DARKNESS INTO LIGHT WALK in Midleton in aid of PIETA HOUSE on Saturday May 6th. Register with the KILLEAGH HEALTHY CLUBS PROJECT team on or contact Colman 085-7540973 to join our Healthy Clubs Team on this very worthy cause.

Well done to all the children from the four primary schools who participated in the Healthy Clubs Project poster and story competition. The entries have been gathered now and we will be back to the schools after Easter with results and prizes.


1. CRAFT 'n' CHAT will continue every Monday 10.00-12.00 in Clubhouse. 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. CLUBS NURSERY continues in Páirc Ui Chinnéide every Saturday 12.00-12.45 for 3-5 year old boys and girls.

3. HEALTHY SOCIAL MEDIA / CYBERBULLYING talks for teenagers (6.00-7.30) and parents (8.00-9.30) on Wednesday April 26th in GAA Meeting Room. We will have more details to follow in the coming days.