Killeagh GAA Club

09 May, 2017

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News


Club Lotto Results;

Our last lotto draw took place on Tuesday May 2nd where there was no winner of the €5400 jackpot. Lucky dip prizes of €30 were won by Sandra Galvin, John Collins, Pat Kirby and Eimear Flanagan. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €5600! It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night May 9th. 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 your 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 Preparations for the 1st round of the Senior Hurling Championship are continuing for us. Since our recent win vs Bandon on 23rd April, we have played a challenge game vs Lismore. A good tough challenge for the lads which gave a few players on the fringe a decent opportunity to stake their place for the game vs Erins Own. Notable performances from Shane Smiddy, Colin Cunningham, Darren Cusack, Matthew Murphy & Kenneth Cantillion. We succeeded in defeating the Waterford & Munster Intermediate Champions in a tight game but gave our players a chance to show to the management on what talent they have. Our next RedFM SHL game is against Na Piarsaigh on the 18th May with a 7:45pm throw in. Support for the players & management is appreciated by all on the lead up to the opening Championship game versus fellow Imokilly rivals Erins Own. We would like to congratulate Sean Crowley (Selector) on the recent success of the Cork U17 Hurlers winning the Munster Championship against the Deise. We would also like congratulate the Junior A Footballers for the East Cork Football Championship Q-Final vs St Catherine's. Best of luck to them in the Semi-Finals. Killeagh Junior Hurling The junior hurling squad played a number of County Cork and East Cork JHL fixtures in the past week; in the County Cork JHL Group 1 they played Ballygiblin in Ballygiblin @12pm on Monday May 1st and lost by eight points on a final score of 1-20 to 1-12, they played Fr. O’Neills in Aghavine @7pm on Thursday May 4th in Div 1of the East Cork JHL and lost out on a final score of 2-22 to 2-11. In forthcoming fixtures to hand, our senior team are down to play Na Piarsaigh in the RedFM League Group 1 in Killeagh on Thursday May 18th @ 7.45pm, in East Cork JHL Div 1 they play St. Catherines in Ballynoe @7.30pm on Monday May 8th and in JHL Div 3 they play Russel Rovers in Killeagh @7,30pm Thursday May 11th. 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

Fe15 Hurling Team

A week of great highs and a lows saw this team compete in its second Premium County Final in two years. Unfortunately this was the second year we were to be denied the honours. Tuesday night saw our Fe15’s line out in Castlemartyr Pitch against St. Colman’s for the Semi-Final, this was the second meeting of these two teams in recent weeks. Past encounters promised a cracker of a game and it didn't disappoint. It was a fast paced game with scores galore and even though we led for the majority of the match we were never sure of the win until the final whistle blew. St Colman's were the first to register a

score with a free however Ben responded with a point from play only to see Colman's point again. Then on the 8th minute a great pass from Remy to Ciaran (O'R) saw him score his first of a hat-trick. The first half saw Killeagh/Ita's very much in control and this was reflected on the score-board. On the interval the score was 3-7 to 1-04. Ben opened our scoring in the second half when he put the sliothar over the bar however Colman's to their credit never gave up and scored the next two points. Remy was next to register a score when he raised the green flag. This was a truly entertaining game which saw our boys play to their full potential. Goals from Ben, Remy, and the two Ciaran's saw a great spread of scoring talent. Anybody who had travelled to the game were not disappointed with the skill that was on show from both sides. . St. Colman's did score two late goals but this was not enough and when the final whistle blew we were victorious on a score of 7-11 to 3-10. This win set us up for a County Final clash against Ibane Gaels on Saturday. One night to savour the win and then back to basics to prepare for the County Final.

On Saturday we met in the field and travelled to Ballinlough to play in the second game of an U15 double header. Our opposition were first to score and our Captain Ciaran scored from the puck out to put us ahead for the first and only time in the game. Ibane Gaels were the stronger team on the day but to our credit we never stopped trying. We tried our best to get to grips on the game but alas it wasn't to be. We lost the toss and amid a bit of confusion we had to change sides to play against the wind. When the half time whistle blew we trailed on a score of - 1-02 to 0-13. Time for a motivational talk from the mentors and to take a breath. bane Gaels stamped their intent on the game when the scored first, Paul Kent raised the green flag for us to put 6 point between us. We did claw it back to just 5 points when we were reduced to 14 and the task became impossible. When the final whistle blew our boys were again the bridesmaid collecting on silver ware but their improvement in 12 months is a credit to their trainers and mentors. We would like to thank all who supported us in our championship bid and also thanks to the adult club for their donation towards the get together after in the pitch.

Here's to next year's championship and hopefully some silverware.

B Kelly Budds, D Coleman, G Walsh Wallace, P Landers, R Treacy, B Murphy, J Fogarty, D Collins, P Kent, B O Connor, C Coughlan, D Doherty, C Leahy, C O Rourke , R Bernard, R Farquahar, T McCarthy, C Treacy, E Lane, A Fitzgibbon, Rory Lynch

Rebel Óg Premier 2 Fé13 Hurling League

Killeagh/Ita’s 6-9, Lisgoold 4-5

More than any other game so far this year, this was the proverbial ‘game of two halves’ on Friday evening last Páirc Uí Chinnéide. Thankfully, our half was better than Lisgoold’s half, although this looked fairly improbable at half-time, and thus we held the upper hand at referee Brian Walsh’s full-time whistle. Lisgoold, minus injured star Diarmuid Healy, got off to a flier with early goals and looked like a brilliant team. Those watching on the sideline might have thought that the easterly wind was blowing across the field but it was soon obvious from the length of pucks of the sliotar on the pitch that our visitors had the advantage of that strong wind in the opening half. Our team gradually settled into the game with David Buckley and Nathan Mulcahy dominating in the half-back line, and Callum Martin White playing a blinder on the right wing, and shooting some excellent points. Half-time saw us trail by 4-3 to 0-6. One the one hand, it was a challenging scoreline, leaving us nine points adrift, and yet, on another analysis, we were only losing by 7 scores to 6. If we could shore up our back line and get our forwards to click, especially in taking their goal chances, we might be able to turn it around. And that’s exactly what happened, as Callum, Daniel Walsh and Danny Fitzgerald led the scoring as we turned a nine point deficit into a ten point victory by the end of the game, limiting our opponents to just two points after half time. Well done to the team for showing character to overturn such a deficit, particularly given two of our key defenders, Dylan McCarthy and Ben Budds, were absent through injury and illness.

Team: Pierse Geary, Tommy Morrison, Darragh O’Leary, Eric Millerick, Ben Fogarty, David Buckley, Nathan Mulcahy, Rory Motherway, Evan Daly, Callum Martin White, Conor Meade, Daniel Walsh, Danny Fitzgerald, Ciaran Brennan, Colm Leahy.

Rebel Óg Premier 2A Minor Hurling League

Killeagh-Ita’s 2-13Ballinhassig 0-13

Our minor hurlers got back on track after their Round 3 defeat to Fermoy with a hard-earned win over visitors Ballinhassig on a windy evening in Pairc Uí Chinnéide on Friday last. There was little between the teams throughout this game, the decisive factor, not for the first time, being the two green flags raised by impressive full-forward Shane Kearney midway through the first half. The first in the 14th minute was the culmination of a fine team move started at corner-back, with Padraig Leahy’s penetrating run and pinpoint pass to Shane setting up the opportunity which was dispatched confidently to the net. This restored our lead (1-1 to 0-3) for the first time since Keane Budds opened the scoring in the first minute. Shane proceeded to clock up a further 1-2 in a glorious ten-minute spell, with his second goal on the 23rd minute a clever flick to a Keane Budds delivery, with full-back and goalkeeper getting their wires crossed. These scores gave us a 2-3 to 0-6 lead, but honours were even for the remainder of the half, with two points added by each side, ours coming from Sean Walsh and Olin Hennessy. In truth, we should have had more points on the board but our shooting radar was slightly off with the swirling wind, and our wides count was higher than usual. Luckily our defence was very solid, with Richie Landers at full-back and the half-back line very dominant against a strong Ballinhassig unit which was being fed ‘swallow balls’ by Cork minor cúl báire Ger Collins as he operated in ‘the pocket’ at centre-back (more like a quarter-back) in the first half. The second half saw Ger revert to his more usual position and our team got off to a good start with quick points from Padraig Leahy and Keane’s second. Ballinhassig replied with two of their own, but they were held scoreless for the next nineteen minutes as we repelled all attacks. Sean Walsh added two points from frees to give us a 2-9 to 0-10 lead at the three quarter mark. We scored only three points from frees throughout the evening (Ballinhassig scored four), indicating that this was a game played in the right spirit by both teams and well refereed by reiteoir Mark Murphy. Our performance dipped a little in the closing quarter with more pressure on our defence, but Dara Motherway kept a clean sheet with a fine save on 50 minutes, and good distance in his puck-outs, and points from Padraig, Shane and Sean saw us over the line. It’s mid-season break now with the hurls put aside for a few weeks while Junior Cert and Leaving Cert exams take precedence, we’ll be back in action again after mid-summer’s day. Where is the time going?

Team: Dara Motherway, Barry Motherway, Richie Landers, Kieran Daly, Ryan McCarthy, Dan Hickey, Jamie Landers, Adrian Galvin, Keane Kelly Budds (0-2), Olan Broderick, Sean Walsh (0-5, 0-3f), Padraig Leahy (0-2), Olin Hennessy (0-1), Shane Kearney (2-3), Fionn McDonnell. Subs: Jamie Clifford, Darragh Geary, James Kent, David Kelly, Andrew Foley

Upcoming fixtures for our juveniles include

FE14P2A Hurling League

8/5 Killeagh/Ita’s v Mallow in Killeagh @ 7.30

15/5 Killeagh/Ita’s V Bride Rovers in Rathcormac @7.00

22/5 Killeagh/Ita’s V Blarney in Killeagh @ 7.30

Fe13 P2 Hurling League

14/5 Killeagh/Ita’s v Carrigaline in Killeagh @ 12.00

Fe12 A East 1 Hurling League

8/5 Killeagh/Ita’s v Kilta Og in Castlemartyr @ 7.15

16/5 Killeagh/Ita’s V Youghal in Killeagh @ 7.30

Results for our juveniles include;

FE 18 P2A Hurling League

Killeagh/Ita’s 2-13V Ballinhassig 0-13

Fe15 P2 Carrigaline Court Hotel Championship

Killeagh/Ita’s 7-11 V St.Colman’s 3-10

Killeagh/Ita's 2-06 V Ibane Gaels 1-19

FE16 P2 Hurling League

Killeagh/Ita’s v Carrigaline (conceded by Carrigaline)

Fe14 A East 2 Football league Killeagh/Ita's v Erin's Own (conceded by Erin’s Own)

Fe12 A East 1 Hurling League

Killeagh/Ita's 2-06 v Watergrasshill 2-04

Fe12 B1 East 2 Football league Killeagh/Ita's 8-13 v St Colman's 0-01

FE13 P2A Hurling League

Killeagh/Ita’s 6-09 v Lisgoold 4-05

Golf Society:


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.

Society Outing:

The next society outing is to Water Rock GC on Thursday 18th with tee times from 2pm to 3.45pm. Cost is €30, guests are more than welcome and full and further details are with Ray on 0872330054. Society members please note that matchplay first round games must be completed by Thursday 18th May.

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. We had a fantastic turnout of over thirty people representing Killeagh Healthy Clubs Project who participated with hundreds of others (and an estimated 150,000 in total) in the DARKNESS INTO LIGHT WALK in Midleton in aid of PIETA HOUSE on Saturday last. It was heartening to see so many people forego part or all of their weekend sleep to participate in this worthy cause, starting at the ‘darkest hour’ time of 4.15 a.m. It was a fresh morning but once the walking boots got moving, everyone warmed up and saw the light as we faced east for the return to Market Green at around 5.00 a.m. Well done to everyone who participated and many thanks to all who helped with stewarding the course, providing before and after refreshments, and great encouragement. Thanks also to Tom Kelly and his team at Market Green for giving this event such fantastic support. Well done to all the children from the four primary schools who

participated in the Healthy Clubs Project poster and story competition. Over 250 entries have been gathered and are now on display in Páirc Uí Chinnéide. Winners will be announced in the coming week with prizes being delivered to the winners in the schools in due course.

Killeagh Healthy Clubs held a fantastic La na gClub day in Pairc Ui Chinneide on a super sunny May Sunday. We had skills competitions, mini blitzes, fun obstacle course for children and adults, primary schools posters on display and a dazzling array of healthy fruit and good options for everyone. The day was all rounded off with a Siege Of Ennis in the hall to 'send 'em home sweating'! Thanks very much to all organisers and to volunteers on the day, and thank you to everyone who came along. Finally a big thank you to our sponsor Niall Guerin for the day. Looking forward to La na gClub 2018 already!


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