Killeagh GAA Club

17 April, 2017

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C April 17th 2017

Club Lotto Results;

Our last lotto draw took place on Tuesday April 11th where there was no winner of the €4800 jackpot. Lucky dip prizes of €30 were won by Ger Collins, Maurette Fogarty, Dominic Fogarty and Tadhg & Carmel Landers. Please see posters locally for Easter Egg winners. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €5000! It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night April 18th. 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. Your club membership fee is vital to your club. It provides income which the club uses in many different ways throughout the year for the benefit of its members. Also worth keeping in mind is that all players must be fully paid members before they can represent their club in any football or hurling game.

Championship Draws for 2017:

Full details of all County Championship and RedFM hurling league 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 Tuesday April 11th our junior hurling team played Lisgoold in a Division 1 round 8 league fixture for the Tom Powell Cup. It was played in Killeagh at 8.30pm and Lisgoold came out on top in a high scoring encounter on a final score of 2-15 to 0-25. Our junior squad played Dungourney in a Division 3 round 1 league fixture for the Owenacurra Cup. It was played in Killeagh on Thursday April 13th at 8pm and Dungourney came good by winning on a final score of 1-13 to 0-10.

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.

Glenbower Rovers Football

Our junior footballers have a Championship game against St. Catherines coming up on Saturday April 29th with a venue and time yet to be confirmed. 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


Our Juvenile Chairman Ursula Coleman is recuperating after a recent “turas go dtí an t-ospidéal”. Best wishes Ursula on a full and speedy recovery – we all hope you’ll be back quickly fulfilling your duties on the sideline and in the meeting rooms.


Not many sleeps left for our lucky U12's... This is an Easter that these boys will never forget as they get to run out onto the field into Croke Park. 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 Wednesday 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 our boys will play in Croker. Have a great day and we look forward to hearing all about it.

FE15 Hurling League

Saturday 15th saw Killeagh/Ita’s welcome St. Colman's to Killeagh for our second league game. Firstly we would like to thank our local referee Arthur Murphy for officiating at very short notice when there was a mix up with the appointed referee. After a slight delay the game got underway with Ben opening our scoring with a point from play. Ben put in a man of the match performance with 4-02 of our 5-02 first half scores coming off the stick of Ben. His first goal saw the Colman's goalie get a touch but that didn't stop the sliotar hitting the corner of the net. Minutes later a fantastic save by Ben Kelly Budds saw the ball come from the mouth of our goal, down the field and a shot off Ben saw it into the back of the St Colman's net. All our forwards were working hard and a lovely ball by Ryan to Ben saw him register his third goal. Remy was next to raise the green flag when he beat the St Colman's backs to the ball and he gave the goalie no chance with a rocket of a shot. Ben closed the first half with one more goal when Daniel was tripped on route to goal and the resulting free was put into the back of the net. Half-time score read 5-02 to 0-08. Right from the whistle in the second half St Colman's were working hard and they had the first score seconds after the throw-in. We traded points until eventually our opponents persistence paid off and they got one past our goalie. The score board read 5-05 to 1-11 and both teams were playing some fantastic fast paced hurling. St Colman's are always dangerous on attack and our backs Darragh, George, Padraig, Colm, Brian and Robbie did a fantastic job in defending our goals. Ben between the posts pulled off some fantastic saves at critical moments in the game. St Colman's did breach our defence for a second goad but we responded with another fine point from Ben and the final score of the game was a point from Ciaran. When the final whistle blew Killeagh/Ita's were victorious on a full-time score of 6-09 to 2-14. Panel: B Kelly Budds, D Colman, G Walsh, P Landers, C Treacy, B Murphy, R Treacy, P Kent, D Collins, B O Connor, C Coughlan, D Doherty, R Fa, C O Rourke, R Bernard, T McCarthy and E Lane. Next outing for these boys will be a championship clash against Valley Rovers next week. We are awaiting confirmation of date, venue and time.

Rebel Óg Premier 2A Minor Hurling League

Killeagh-Ita’s 4-15 Fr. O’Neill’s 1-12

Our minor hurlers visited our neighbours in Aghavine on Easter Sunday morning, and ran off hundreds of calories before they tucked in to the annual ‘choc-fest’. This was a very close game and the scoreline doesn’t do justice to O’Neill’s efforts, with the game in the melting pot up to the 50th minute, after which our forwards took advantage of the wind to add 1-7 without reply. Shane Kearney’s third goal on 57 minutes finally killed the game off, but this result was never clear-cut up to then. O’Neill’s started very brightly with two early points and ‘fathach’ Jason Hankard causing havoc at full-forward. Diaidh ar ndiaidh, áfach, our defenders tightened up, although green flags were raised at both ends rather quickly, firstly with Shane’s opening goal and then a response from O’Neill’s. Fionn McDonnell and Padraig Leahy got excellent points on the left wing, but with half time approaching our hosts led by 1-8 to 1-6. In 60 seconds, the game turned on its head with Shane grabbing his second following excellent work from Sean Walsh, and when Sean’s attempt at a point in the next play came down off the post, Jamie Clifford was in the right place to knock it home. This gave us a somewhat flattering half-time lead of four points – 3-6 to 1-8. O’Neill’s repeated their opening half beginning with two points in the first three minutes, but once again our defenders got on top, with sweeper Barry Motherway and full-back Richie Landers handling the O’Neill’s threat well, and our middle lines also very effective. Richie Long and Padraig Leahy switched wings in a move which benefitted both players, and Keane Budds continued his great work in midfield, ably assisted by Olan Broderick. Keane’s ability to cover acres of ground and take scores when the opportunity arises is a great asset to any team. Team: Ciaran O’Rourke, Barry Motherway, Richie Landers, Kieran Daly, Ryan McCarthy, Jamie Landers, Dan Hickey, Keane Kelly Budds (0-4), Olan Broderick, Richie Long, Sean Walsh (0-5, 0-2f), Padraig Leahy (0-3), Jamie Clifford (1-0), Shane Kearney (3-1), Fionn McDonnell (0-2). Subs: Andrew Foley, James Kent, David Kelly, Oisin McCarthy, Dara Motherway.

Rebel Óg Premier 2 Fé 14 Hurling League

Killeagh-Ita’s 3-12 Shandrum 1-3

Our Under 14 team got their league campaign off to a good start when Shandrum visited Páirc Uí Chinnéide on Tuesday evening last. This was a good team performance with George Walsh very dominant at centre back, aided by Evan Lane, Jamie Fogarty, Padraig Mackey and Cormac Fitzpatrick. We would like to thank all the parents who provided refreshments for our visitors and our own players after the game, which added a nice social dimension to the evening.

Team: Ben Budds, Jack Flanagan, Jamie Fogarty, Ben Fogarty, Daniel Walsh, George Walsh, Cormac Fitzpatrick, Aaron Fitzgibbon, Evan Lane, Padraig Mackey, Colm Treacy, David Buttimer, Colm Landers, Ciaran Brennan, Callum Martin White, Rory Motherway, Eric Millerick, Tommy Morrison.

Upcoming fixtures for our juveniles include;

FE 18 P2A Hurling League

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

FE14P2A Hurling League

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

Easter Camp

Are the kids getting bored and in need of some much needed exercise to deal with the sugar rush resulting from too many Easter Eggs...well Killeagh GAA have the answer. 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.

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. Cost of the outing will be €35 which includes fabulous carvery lunch/dinner. There are great prizes on offer from the society at each outing. A novel idea of providing vouchers for local businesses as prizes has the added incentive of supporting our local retailers and businesses that provide much needed support to both the society and our club. Full details and bookings are with Ray on 0872330054 and guests are more than welcome to take part in the outing.

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. One event coming up that we are looking for people to participate in is the 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. Keep an eye out in Páirc Uí Chinnéide for the entries which will be on display over the next few weeks.


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: We will have a guest speaker, John O’Dwyer, visiting Páirc Uí Chinnéide on Wednesday April 26th. The theme of his talks is “HEALTHY SOCIAL MEDIA and CYBERBULLYING”. John will talk initially to teenagers (6.00-7.30) and afterwards to parents (8.00-9.30) about this very important and topical subject. The talk for teenagers is free; we are asking parents / adults who come to contribute €5 on the night to cover costs. We will have more details to follow in the coming days.