Killeagh GAA Club

24 April, 2017

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C April 24th 2017

Club Lotto Results:

Our last lotto draw took place on Tuesday April 18th where there was no winner of the €5000 jackpot. Lucky dip prizes of €30 were won by Adrian Budds, Eileen Smiddy, Mary Daly and Eileen O’Callaghan. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €5200! It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night April 25th. 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.


The Killeagh GAA Golf Classic comes of age this year, with our 21st Annual Golf Classic. Our 2016 Classic was another great success thanks to all those who contributed so generously, both golfers and sponsors, and we were blessed with good weather also! The funds raised are absolutely essential to keep our club’s finances in good health, and to finance the loans we have incurred in developing our excellent facilities in Páirc Uí Chinnéide. 2017 will see further development of our facilities and continued commitment to our ongoing work with our teams and our community. This year’s Golf Classic will take place in West Waterford Golf Club on Thursday July 13th, Friday July 14th and Saturday July 15th. Please contact our Golf Classic Chairman, Ray Rochford on 0872330054 to see how you can help this year.

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

RED FM SHL Killeagh 1-22 Bandon 0-13 Round Five of the RedFM Senior Hurling League saw Killeagh host the 2016 Premier Intermediate Champions Bandon at Páirc Uí Chinnéide last Sunday. Killeagh were on a recovery mission having performed poorly in Ballymartle recently and thankfully the team responded in an admirable fashion by recording their third victory of the league. Killeagh opened brightly with points from Eoghan Keniry, Gary Leahy & Shane Smiddy all from play. As the half moved on, Matthew Murphy, Daniel Walsh & John O'Connor got a foothold in the game as they each contributed to the score line. 22 minutes on the clock saw O'Connor finishing off a fine team move with a goal. At the short whistle, the scoreboard read Killeagh 1-11 Bandon 0-8. Killeagh got away to a lightning start in the 2nd half by scoring the first three points to stretch their lead to nine. With some good delivered ball to the forward line from our industrious midfielders Philip O'Neill & Michael Fitzgerald, the scoreboard was kept ticking over by the Boys In Green. Solid performances from our new keeper Colin Walsh & his defenders with saw a fourth clean sheet out of five in the SHL. Late on, another noteworthy performance from Daniel Landers, introduced as a substitute, saw him score four points. The final score was Killeagh 1-22 Bandon 0-13.

A resounding victory from the lads in green to get back on the horse over a depleted Bandon side who battled hard and lost a number of players through injury during the game. Hopefully the lads can keep up the hard graft over the next few weeks before Championship. Our next league game is at home on Wednesday 17th of May vs Na Piarsaigh with a 7:45pm throw in. Support for our players and management is appreciated by all within the setup. We wish our footballers the best of luck in the Junior A Championship next Saturday night vs St Catherine's.

Our junior ‘B’ team had a county league game on Thursday night last in Killeagh against Blarney. They came out on top to win on a final score of 3-15 to 2-08 and they are holding second place out of nine teams after two games. Our junior ‘A’ team are playing in the county league group 1 where they are in third place after two rounds. All fixtures for these leagues are on the Cork GAA website so please try to come to the games to support the lads.

Glenbower Rovers Football

Our junior ‘A’ footballers have a Championship game against St. Catherines coming up on Saturday April 29th with a venue and time yet to be confirmed. Our second team played Carrignavar in the East Cork junior ‘C’ championship on Sunday last, April 23rd, losing by 0-9 to 0-2. 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.


Carrigaline Court Hotel Fe15 P2 Hurling Championship

Our Fe15's recently contested one of the quarter-final ties in the Carrigaline Court Hotel Fe15 P2 Hurling Championship. Opposition on the night was Valley Rovers in Delanys. Past encounters indicated that this was going to be a close competitive contest and this proved to be the case. Valley Rovers started brightly and had registered 3 points before Ciaran (O'R) levelled the score with a shot at goal that left the goalie no chance of saving. Valleys Rovers were quick to respond when they went down the field and scored a point. Ben put us a point ahead when he pointed a free and a 65. It was nip and tuck for the first half and at the interval we were level. Once again Valley Rovers had the better start and had two points added to their tally to take a two point lead. Killeagh/Ita's upped their game and scored 2-03 to put some light between the two teams. This cushion however didn't last long as Valley Rovers went up the field and scored a goal. It was now their time to dominate the game and added 4 points to their score. The score read 3-08 to 1-14 and it was all to play for. Valleys Rovers had the momentum but they didn't reckon on the determination of our boys. Killeagh/Ita's dug deep and scored two frees from Ben which saw us out. Full-time score read 3-10 to 1-14. There is great credit due to this band of boys who went onto to the field and didn't panic, when Valley Rovers came at them they failed to give up. This win now sets them up for a semi-final clash with St. Colmans. This is also going to be a tight competitive game. We recently played them in a league fixture and secured the points so St Colman's will be looking for the win in this semi-final clash. The date and venue for this game is still to be confirmed.

Panel: Ben Budds, D Coleman, G Wallis Walsh, P Landers, C Treacy, B Murphy, R Treacy, D Collins, P Kent, B O Connor, C Coughlan, D Doherty, C Leahy, C O Rourke, R Bernard, J Fogarty, R Farquhar, T McCarthy, E Lane, R Lynch, A Fitzgibbon, P Mackey.

U12 Trip to Croker. The day was here – Wednesday April 19th 2017 – a day that will go down in the Killeagh-Ita’s GAA history books, with the U12 team being the first U12 team to play in Croke Park. The lads had trained hard for this day under the watchful eye of Mick Byrne who unfortunately could not travel with us. With the hurleys, jerseys, sliotars, sandwiches, parents, boys and mentors all packed and ready to go we pulled out of Killeagh GAA grounds at 7:33am in Fogarty’s bus, in the safe hands of Mick, our driver for the

day. We were half an hour into the journey when it started; are we there yet? A quick pit stop at junction 14 and we were back on the road for Croker. There was plenty of discussion between the mentors on team selection and finally the tactics were sorted. Then a roar went up: “there it is” – that was one of the parents when he saw the Guinness brewery!! The lads were on the edge of their seats, waiting, watching for it to come into sight. Then we were there......the singing started and we were raring to go. The buzz was electric as it was the first time in Croke Park for many of the boys and their parents. The look on their faces was something else! The gear was on, the photos were taken and they were off. Our first game was against Ballyduff, Co Waterford. Did our lads take a while to get into the game? By God no ...... they hit the ground running – the Holy Grail was on fire! The second game was against Askeaton, Co Limerick and the final game was against Clonoulty Rossmore, Co Tipperary. There were great goals and points scored from the team but one point stands out – when Pierce Geary scored near the end of the third match, he jumped three or four feet off the ground, punching the air with joy. That summed up the excitement felt by all on the day. The boys got stuck in - hooking, blocking, even kicking and putting everything on the line to win. And win they did – winning all three games! As the saying goes- they played out of their skin. Dylan McCarthy, who is a huge part of this team, unfortunately broke his hand the previous weekend and couldn't take part, but to his credit, and in keeping with the spirit of this U-12 team, he did travel and tog out with the rest of them. As mentors, we were very proud to see these boys take to the field and even more so when they won all their games. After Croke Park, we headed for the Japanese Gardens and National Stud Farm and then we were off for dinner and home. A quick summary of the day is that these lads wore the Killeagh-Ita’s jersey with pride and honour and we were so proud of them. A great day was had by all and thanks to Tommy, Tom, Declan, Mick, David and to all the parents who continue to give so much support to the team and to us. I hope this day will inspire the boys and their parents to continue to support the Killeagh/Ita’s club and its teams long into the future. The panel were: Ruairi Mackey, Dylan McCarthy, Pierce Geary, Liam Considine, Eoin Kelly, Diarmuid Buckley, Jack O'Connor, Sean O'Riordan, Darragh O'Brien, Martin Power, Jason Harte, Daniel Griffin, Colm Leahy, Conor Burns, Sean Meade, Michael Doherty, Harry Connon, Jamie Hyde, Liam Og Power, Fionn Murphy, Ben Walsh, Ethan O'Driscoll and Barry Walsh.

Rebel Óg Premier 2 Fé 14 Hurling League

Erins Own 3-8 Killeagh-Ita’s 2-9

This was the proverbial ‘game of two halves’ on Wednesday evening last in Caherlag as our Under 14 team lost their way after half time and were beaten by their hosts Erins Own. We were much the better team in the first half with David Buckley, David Buttimer and Callum Martin White very impressive on the left wing. However, we did not get the return of scores that our play arranted, being over-reliant on Evan Lane’s frees, with just Paudie Mackey (2), Rory Motherway and Colm Treacy scoring from play. Colm’s was our only score in the final 10 minutes of the half, indicating a levelling up of the play at that point. Our defence was working well and limited our opponents to just three points from frees, giving us a 7-3 half-time lead. A first minute goal from a dubious penalty brought Erins Own right back into the game after half-time, although Evan replied with his fourth point from a free instantly. Crucially, we failed to score in the next 12 miuntes, while Erins Own goaled again on 40 minutes. The game slipped away from us in the final quarter as Erins Own added a further 1-5 (0-3 from frees) while only Paudie mackey’s goal kept us in touch. Jamie Fogarty got a last minute goal to leave us two behind, but with the light fading the referee blew up to hand our opponents victory. Better performances hoped for next day out!

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

Rebel Óg Premier 2 Fé 16 Hurling League

Killeagh-Ita’s 1-15, Shandrum 3-15

Our Under 16 team are pointless after two games, although they did play well in stages in this game played on Easter Monday. Shandrum played in Premier 1 last year and have a very strong team, with their ‘keeper, centre back, centre forward and full-forward particularly impressive. We led by 10 points to 8 at

half time, with Ryan McCarthy (2), Dara Motherway (2), Olan Broderick, Ben O’Connor and Cian McDonald pointing from play, and Ben (2) and Richie Landers scoring from frees. However, Shandrum were stronger in the second half, with goals on 31, 35 and 52 minutes. Ben scored our goal from a free after Ryan McCarthy was fouled on 47 minutes, but our challenge faded in the last quarter with just one point from Ryan in this time. Team: Brian Murphy, Paul Delaney, Daniel Lucey, Owen Cosgrove, Robert Sinclair, Richie Landers (0-1f), David Kelly, Cathal Fitzgibbon, Olan Broderick (0-1), Oisin McCarthy, Ryan McCarthy (0-3), Dara Motherway (0-3), Darragh O’Connor, Cian McDonald (0-1), Ben O’Connor (1-6, 1-2f).

Rebel Óg Premier 2A Minor Hurling League

Fermoy 1-18 Killeagh-Ita’s 1-13

Our minor hurlers failed to build on their opening two victories when losing to Fermoy in Páirc Mhic Gearailt on a beautiful sunny evening on Thursday last. Fermoy displayed strength, athleticism, high catching and long-range scoring to lead by 1-12 to 0-8 at half time. Our second half performance was better, although like our Under 14s, we failed to get the return our efforts warranted on the scoreboard. Final passes went astray, the Fermoy goalkeeper and full-back line blocked goal attempts, and we failed to take opportunities from play and from frees to cut the deficit at critical times. Next up is a home game to Ballinhassig on Friday week, May 5th.

Team: Dara Motherway, Barry Motherway, Richie Landers, Kieran Daly, Ryan McCarthy, Dan Hickey, Adrian Galvin, Keane Kelly Budds (0-1), Jamie Landers, Richie Long (1-1), Sean Walsh (0-8, 0-7f), Padraig Leahy (0-1), Jamie Clifford, Shane Kearney (0-2), Fionn McDonnell. Subs: Olan Broderick, James Kent, David Kelly, Olin Hennessy, Daragh Geary.

Upcoming fixtures for our juveniles

FE 18 P2A Hurling League

Killeagh/Ita’s V Ballinhassig in Killeagh on Friday 5th @ 8.30

FE16 P2 Hurling League

Killeagh/Ita’s v Carrigaline in Killeagh on Sunday 7th @4.00

Fe16 B1 East 3 Football League

Killeagh/Ita's v Castlelyons in Killeagh on Tuesday 25th 8.00

FE14P2A Hurling League

Killeagh/Ita’s v Mallow in Killeagh on Monday 8th @ 7.30

Fe14A East 2 Football league

Killeagh/Ita's v Bride Rovers in Killeagh on Wednesday 26th @ 7.30 Killeagh/Ita's v Erins Own in Caherlag on Wednesday 3rd @ 7.30

Fe12 A East 1 Hurling League

Killeagh/Ita's v Watergrasshill in Killeagh on Wednesday 3rd @ 11.00 Killeagh/Ita's v Bride Rovers in Rathcormac Thursday 27th@ 7.15

Fe12 B1 East 2 Football league

Killeagh/Ita's v Carrig Na BhFear in the College Field Carrig Na BhFear on Monday 24th @ 7.30 Killeagh/Ita's v St Colman's in Killeagh on Monday 1st @ 4.00

FE13 P2A Hurling League

Killeagh/Ita’s v Lisgoold in Killeagh on Friday 5th May at 7.00


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

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. Over 200 entries have been gathered now and we will be back to the schools this week with results and prizes, although in truth all entrants are winners. Many thanks to Aoife and Katie in Croke Park who arranged for some prizes to be collected while our Under 12s were visiting on Wednesday last. Keep an eye out in Páirc Uí Chinnéide for the entries which will be on display over the next few weeks. Photographs of some of the entries are included with this week’s notes.

Date for Your Diary: 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.

Golf Society:

The latest outing on this year’s events calendar took place at The Gold Coast in Dungarvan on Saturday April 22nd at 10.30am. This outing was the 25th anniversary of the society’s’ first outing. And that first ‘presentation of prizes’ night was held in Tattan’s Bar, Killeagh on April 24th 1992. The timesheet was full which led to another successful outing at this popular venue for our society. The presentation of prizes took place in Kennedy’s Bar, Killeagh on Saturday night. The sponsors of this outing were Redwood Power, Midleton. Results from the outing were as follows: 1st was Tim Crotty with 40pts, 2nd was Sean Treacy with 37pts, 3rd was Sean Power with 35pts, 4th was Colin Fogarty with Best Gross, 5th was Kevin Conlon with 34pts, 6th was Ray Rochford with 33pts and Best Juvenile was Adrian Galvin. 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 local retailers and businesses that provide much needed support to both the society and our club.