Killeagh GAA Club

30 May, 2017


Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C May 29th 2017

Club Lotto Results;

Our last lotto draw took place on Tuesday May 23rd where there was no winner of the €6000 jackpot. Lucky dip prizes of €30 were won by Helena, John Coleman, Louise Mason and Ivor Burns. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €6200! It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night May 30th. 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;

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. 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. Fixtures/Results Senior and Junior Hurling In forthcoming fixtures to hand, in junior 'A' league we play Shanballymore in Killeagh on Saturday June 10th @5.30pm, in East Cork JHL Div 1 game we play Russell Rovers in Killeagh on Monday June 12th @7.30pm and in JHL Div 3 we play Lisgoold in Killeagh @7.30pm on Weds May 31st. Results: Junior 'B' county league, Killeagh 2-07 Kilavullen 0-24 played in Killeagh on Sunday May 28th,. 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.

Championship Draws for 2017:

Full details of all County Championship and Red FM 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

Cork SHC Killeagh 1-10 Erins Own 1-14 on Sunday May 28th @7.30pm in Midleton

A tremendous performance from our senior players saw them running Erins Own very close in a tough, bruising but entertaining encounter in Midleton on Sunday evening last, May 28th.The final score surely didn’t reflect how close the game was as the outcome was still in the melting pot going in to the final few minutes. The Killeagh team played really well in all areas of the pitch for the duration of the game, most especially when they were reduced to fourteen players after about twenty-six minutes of the first half. They went in at half-time down by four points but most certainly not out. The final score also showed a four point deficit but each player can be proud of a momentous effort in the second half which kept them in the game right to the very end.

The game was played under a slight drizzle which made conditions slippery underfoot and also led to a few handling errors. Eoin Keniry took his first point from play in the first minute to equalise an Erins Own point also from play and this was the pattern of play right up to just before half time. John O’Connor (2) and Andy Walsh added points from play to combat Erins Own scores on a tit-for-tat basis and after twenty-five minutes Erins Own went ahead by only one point. The last five minutes turned into a mini-crisis for Killeagh. Erins Own were awarded a free from which they scored to move ahead by two and from the puck-out a clash between two opposing players led to Dinny being shown a straight red and an Erins Own player being shown a yellow card. Erins Own then pointed from play after that free to lead by three. Eoin Keniry pointed a free for Killeagh to leave two between the teams. Erins Own moved up the field and some good play saw their corner forward strike a fierce shot which was brilliantly saved by goalkeeper Colin Walsh. However, sustained pressure saw them eventually breach the solid Killeagh defence to raise a green flag and lead by five points. A pointed free from Eoin Keniry saw Killeagh going in at half-time behind by four on a score of 0-06 to 1-07.

The second half started well for Killeagh when Kevin Murphy scored a long range free to reduce the margin to three and give Killeagh a boost. Colin brought off another fine save after three minutes while at the other end Ian Cahill was denied a goal chance by the opposing goalkeeper. After fifteen minutes Kevin again scored a tremendous free from his own half to leave the score at 0-08 to 1-09. There was some great play by both sets of players over the next four or five minutes but neither managed to add to their score. On twenty minutes Killeagh struck for a great goal to bring the score difference down to a solitary point. Following good work in the Killeagh defence to thwart another Erins Own attack the ball broke in midfield to Shane Smiddy. He elected to add to the ball on the ground out to Philip O’Neill to avoid an oncoming opponent. Philip gained possession in good space and struck the ball upfield where Andy made a clean catch and took off for goal with the Erins Own defence in pursuit. He managed a clean strike which resulted in a fine goal and reduced the deficit to one point. Killeagh won a free from the puck-out and Eoin Keniry punched the air as he saw his effort sail between the posts and draw the team’s level at 1-10 each with about nine minutes to play. Erins Own started to play that bit better when put to the test and managed two unanswered points before Shane’s point on twenty-five minutes brought the difference back one point. Again, Erins Own pulled away with two more points in the last few minutes to leave three between the teams with time almost up. In the final minute Erins Own were awarded a penalty and chose to point the opportunity which turned out to be the final puck of an enthralling contest. The final score was Erins Own 1-14 Killeagh1-10

Team: C Walsh, C Fogarty. B Barry, S Long, K Murphy, P O’Brien, K Lane, M Fitzgerald, P O’Neill, A Walsh, D Walsh, J O’Connor, I Cahill, A Keniry, E Keniry. Subs used were S Smiddy for A Keniry and D Landers for I Cahill.


Minor Hurling Challenge Killeagh-Ita’s 3-9, Castlelyons 3-15

Our minor hurlers welcomed Castlelyons to Páirc Uí Chinnéide on Saturday evening last for a challenge game, minus the hard-working exam-tied students. On a nice evening the game was evenly balanced throughout, with Castlelyons leading at half-time by 1-6 to 1-5, with our goal coming from Andrew Foley on 20 minutes following a perfect pass from Richie Long. Castlelyons got on top in the second half and led by 3-9 to 1-7 before goals from Richie Long and a second from Andrew, this time after great work by Cian McDonald, the margin was reduced to two points – 3-10 to 3-8, but Castlelyons won it in the final ten minutes, outscoring a tiring Killeagh-Ita’s team by five points to one in that period.

Team: Ciaran O’Rourke, Oisin McCarthy, Barry Motherway, Kieran Daly, Richie Landers, Dan Hickey, James Kent, Adrian Galvin, Olin Hennessy, Richie Long, Sean Walsh, Fionn McDonnell, Andrew Foley, Padraig Leahy, Cian McDonald, Dara Motherway, David Collins.

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:

Results from our outing to Water Rock GC were as follows: 1st with 37pts was Colin Fogarty, 2nd also with 37pts was Ger Fitzgibbon, 3rd also with 37pts was Sean Treacy, Best Gross was Ger Ahern, 5th with 36pts was Padraig McGrath and 6th also with 36pts was Tim Crotty. There was a very good turnout at the outing on Thursday May 18th and the presentation of prizes took place in O'Mahony's Bar, Killeagh on

Saturday night, May 20th. The outing was kindly sponsored by Tom Fitzgerald for which the society are very grateful.

The next society outing is to Youghal GC on Saturday June 17th with tee times from 12pm. This outing is our Captain's Prize outing which is being presented this year by Mr. Michael (Haulie) Collins. Guests are more than welcome to attend and full and further details are with Ray on 0872330054.

Cork GAA Clubs Draw

April Draw

Prize Code Winner Club

1st Kia Sportage worth €27,000 Q487 TED TUOHY Rathluirc

2nd Luxury Holiday Cuba worth €3,000 B774 SEAN BARRY Barryroe

3rd Luxury Weekend worth €1,000 G674 DONAL DESMOND ANN BROWNE Aghabullogue

4th Luxury Weekend worth €1,000 B528 MARY MURPHY Banteer/Lyre

5th €1,000 N063 GARY LYCH Naomh Aban.

6th €1,000 J395 KEVIN MC CARTHY Midleton

7th Luxury Weekend Break N220 FRANCES O'KEEFFE Douglas

8th Luxury Weekend Break P062 TONY O'FLYNN Kilworth

9th €100 Voucher for Keanes Jewellers A873 MALLOW LADIES FOOTBALL CLUB Mallow

10th €100 Voucher for O'Flynns Hotel J905 MICHAEL HENNESSY Grange

11th €100 Voucher for Tom Murphy Menswear E536 Derry O'Brien Cobh

12th €100 Voucher for Newbridge Silver E650 GERALD O'DONOVAN Carrigtwohill

13th €100 Voucher for Co-Op Superstores E588 FRANK & BETTY MC CARTHY Ballincollig

14th €100 Voucher for Cummins Sport P983 BRIAN KEARNEY St. Finbarrs

15th €100 Voucher for Rochestown Park Hotel K183 NORA BROWNE Kanturk

16th €100 Voucher for Keanes Jewellers G335 DOLORES HENNESSY Clonakilty

17th €100 Voucher for O'Flynns Hotel H094 THE BURNS FAMILY Sars/Glanmire

18th €100 Voucher for Tom Murphy Menswear M257 JIM NOONAN Grange

19th €100 Voucher for Newbridge Silver C410 Eileen O'Mullane Mallow

20th €100 Voucher for Co-Op Superstores D305 RONAN CURRAN St. Finbarrs

21st €100 Voucher for Cummins Sport A024 KEVIN MOLONEY Mitchelstown

22nd €100 Voucher for Rochestown Park Hotel N364 CON SHEEHAN Aghabullogue

23rd €100 Voucher for Keanes Jewellers D225 MARGARET SMIDDY Dungourney

24th €100 Voucher for O'Flynns Hotel B358 BILLY O'KEEFFE Mallow

25th €150 Confined Divisional Carrigdhoun/Bea M296 NANCY O'DONOVAN Valley Rovers

26th €150 Confined Divisional Carrigdhoun/Bea C951 DEREK & JENETTE MURPHY BUCKLEY Belgooly

27th €150 Confined Divisional Carrigdhoun/Bea E907 GERARD WALSH Tracton

28th €150 Confined Divisional Carrigdhoun/Bea A420 NICOLE HALLINAN Adrigole

29th €150 Confined Divisional Carrigdhoun/Bea E843 Mary Claire & Padra O' Sullivan Gairnish

Healthy Clubs Project

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

The Healthy Clubs Project continues with weekly and monthly events. We have had a great response to our *free* Hatha Yoga classes over the past two Tuesdays with Sinead ni Chionaola with 20+ participants each week. Sinead continues her weekly evening classes every Tuesday for the next few weeks, and this Thursday June 1st she will

also hold a morning class at 9.15 a.m. for those who may be available to come at that time. Come along, whether you are a beginner of a more experienced yoga practitioner, bring your own mat if possible. On Monday evening last, our Couch to 5K Summer 2017 season got off to a very positive start with 10 enthusiastic runners / walkers beginning their own personal challenges with 4K clocked up around the pitches of Páirc Ui Chinnéide. We continue every Monday evening at 7.30 p.m. and you can join in any night you wish. Our Walking Group is setting new targets and challenges for the next few months. We hope to have a family-friendly stroll on Redbarn’s Blue Flag Beach on Bank Holiday Monday next, June 5th at 10.00 a.m. On the following Sunday, June 11th, we repeat one of our most popular walks of 2016 when we head from Inch towards historic Rath Fort and Ardagh Cemetery. We meet at Inch at 10.15 a.m., allowing walkers time to get morning mass if they wish in advance of the walk. The plan is to head for Galtybeg / Galtymore in July in preparation for the ultimate challenge – Carrauntoohill – in August. These boots are made for walking – let’s get moving!

Upcoming Events

1. *NEW* Couch To 5K every Monday evening in Páirc Uí Chinnéide 7.30 p.m. Come along if you are a beginner runner or a lapsed runner. For all ages and abilities – walk, jog or run around the pitch. Bring the kids if you wish.

2. *NEW* FREE Hatha Yoga with Sinéad ní Chionaola in the Hall in Páirc Uí Chinnéide at 6.00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. Open to all over 12. Bring your own mat. Morning class begins on Thursday June 1st at 9.15 a.m.

3. *NEW* Healthy Clubs Walk No. 15 (weather permitting) Bank Holiday Monday June 5th Redbarn – Pilmore & return. Meet in Redbarn at 10.00 a.m. Healthy Clubs Walk No. 16 Sunday June 11th Inch – Rath Fort – Ardagh Graveyard. Meet in Inch at 10.15 a.m.