Killeagh GAA Club

16 July, 2017

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C July 17th 2017

Club Lotto Results;

Our last lotto draw took place on Tuesday July 11th where there was no winner of the €1800 jackpot. Lucky dip prizes of €30 each went to Theresa Cashman, Eileen O'Callaghan, Gerard Murray and Tom & Monica Daly. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €2000! It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night July 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;

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 Fixtures: The following are the fixtures for the next phase of the Red FM league. Time of fixtures have yet TBC. Killeagh are in Group C and have the following opposition: Killeagh V Bishopstown (30/7/17), St.Finbarrs V Carrigtwohill, Bishopstown V St.Finbarrs, Killeagh V Carrigtwohill (27/8/17) St.Finbarrs V Killeagh (24/9/17), Carrigtwohill V Bishopstown, U21 Killeagh/Ita's v Cobh on Sunday July 23rd with time and venue TBC. 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: Sunday August 20th in Cobh, SHC R2B, Killeagh v Douglas @ 3.30pm (ET)


Cúl Camp is Coming

Dates for the camp are Monday 17th to Friday 21st July.

Carrigaline Court Championship draws for Fe18, Fe 16 and Fe14

Minor Championship: Our minors had a good win over Sliabh Rua on the 11th July and they now face Fr. O'Neill's in the next round on July 27th with venue and time to be confirmed.

Premier 2A Minor Hurling Championship Killeagh-Ita’s 4-7, Sliabh Rua 1-8

A hard-earned win over competitive Sliabh Rua was the outcome for our 2017 minor team on their first foray in this year’s championship in Cobh on Tuesday last, July 11th. While Killeagh-Ita’s were the better team on the night, the result was in doubt right up to the 61st minute when Jamie Clifford finished to the net after good work by Fionn McDonnell (scoring 2 goals each, both had very good performances on the night) to finally kill off a stubborn and determined challenge from a good Sliabh Rua team. This match was well contested throughout, on a night where the slippery underfoot conditions made it difficult for all players to keep their balance and to hold on to the greasy ball. Jamie Clifford was first to get on the scoreboard on three minutes, striking over after a good pass from Keane Budds, and Sean Walsh added a second on nine minutes, with an assist from Ryan McCarthy. Sliabh Rua were winning plenty of ball but their shooting left them down, until they finally got going on 10 minutes, and equalised within a minute. Sliabh Rua went ahead from a free, before Padraig Leahy equalised after a fine run from the left wing. The game’s first, and probably most crucial goal, came on the quarter hour, when Dara Motherway’s

great run into the Sliabh Rua defence and pass to Fionn McDonnell saw Fionn strike an unstoppable shot into the top left hand corner. That, however, was to be our final score of the half, as we took wrong options in the final third and a stalemate of sorts ensued. Sliabh Rua reduced the deficit to one by 21 minutes, with points from a free and a ’65, before one of their forwards was dismissed just before half time. The second half started very brightly for our team, with Ben O’Connor rounding his man with his first touch after being introduced, and Fionn McDonnell finished the move with another green flag. Sean Walsh added a point from a free before Sliabh Rua added their own, before Ben provided another assist for a third goal, this time from Jamie Clifford. Olan Broderick’s point on 45 minutes, and Sean Walsh’s long distance strike on 47, gave us a three goal cushion – 3-6 to 0-6, before Sliabh Rua came back once again with a point and a goal and an eighth point, leaving us sweating – 3-7 to 1-8 ahead, with time almost up. Thankfully Jamie had the final score, another goal, after a great pass from Fionn, and that gave us the victory on reiteoir Joe Larkin’s final whistle. Next up is Fr. O’Neill’s on July 27th. This was a tough game where our defence hurled very well, with Shane Kearney and Daniel Hickey very dominant in the half back line, and our full forward line of Fionn and Jamie doing the goal scoring damage at the other end.

TEAM: Ciaran O’Rourke, Barry Motherway, Richie Landers, Kieran Daly, Ryan McCarthy, Dan Hickey, Shane Kearney, Keane Kelly Budds (Captain), Olan Broderick (0-1), Dara Motherway, Sean Walsh (0-4, 0-1f), Padraig Leahy (0-1), Fionn McDonnell (2-0), Jamie Clifford (2-1), Olin Hennessy. Subs used: Ben O’Connor, Oisin McCarthy.

Fe 16 Championship: Our Fe16’s drew Ballygarvan in their first-round clash scheduled for 31st July, further details to be confirmed at a later stage. A victory in this game would see us advance to a semi-final and with no back door in this competition a loss would see our bid for silverware ended.

Fe 14 Championship: Our Fe14’s will play Cobh in their first round tie. The game is due to be played around the 16th August with venue and time to be confirmed at a later date. A coveted place in the semi-final is the prize for the winners with the losers ending their championship campaign. Lots of exciting games ahead so keep an eye for further details and come out to support the boys.

Upcoming Fixtures:

Fe 16 P2 Hurling League

Killeagh/Ita’s V Bishopstown in Bishopstown on 17th July @ 7.30

Fe 15 Football Championship

Our U15's are to once again meet St Colman's, however this time it is with a football instead of a sliotar. Our first round clash takes place in Killeagh on Saturday 22nd in Killeagh, throw in is timed for 11.00. Please come down to support our boys.

Golf Society:


Our 21st Annual Golf Classic got underway on Thursday July 13th and came to a conclusion on Saturday evening July 15th with the presentation of prizes in West Waterford Golf Club, Dungarvan. There was a record turnout for this year's classic with over 160 teams on the timesheet over the three days. The course and facilities at West Waterford were once again first class and, most importantly the weather was absolutely fabulous for the duration of the golf. It was a busy Saturday evening in the Clubhouse for the presentation of prizes with many club members from both West Waterford GC and Killeagh GAA Club attending on the night. Ray Rochford, Chairman of the Classic Committee got proceedings underway by thanking most sincerely all those who had contributed in any way to this year's classic. He praised Mr Austin Spratt and all his staff at West Waterford for the wonderful food, the brisk and effortless service provided to all who visited the course and also to the ground staff who provided a wonderful golf course over the three days. He thanked all who played, who sponsored, and all those who helped in any way to

make this classic such a successful one. Overall winners were Fr. O'Neill's GAA Club Team with a score of 106 points, in second place was Hotel Minella Team with a score of 105 points and in third place was Apple Computers Team with a score of 104 points. Best gross was Rathcormac Tyres Team. Best ladies team was Jean, Aoife and Aishling Team with a score of 98 points. Best non-GUI team was Shay Lyons Team with a score of 102 points followed by Coiste Oiliuna Team in second place with 101 points.. Once again thanks to everyone who helped out this year and well done to Ray and his team of volunteers who work so hard each year on the Golf Classic. Full results of the classic will be posted on our website,, during the coming week.[RR]

Society Outing:

Our next outing is to Mahon GC on August 10th with tee times from 2pm

Healthy Clubs Project

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


One of the most spectacular new local attractions in these parts is the 46km Waterford Greenway from Dungarvan to Waterford on the old railway line. Stage 2 of this, from Clonea (Scartore) to Durrow, is the most spectacular 6km stretch, with the sea as company before you head initially over the Ballyvoyle Viaduct and then into the amazing Ballyvoyle Tunnel. On re-appearing in to the daylight, you are met with hundreds of beautiful fairy doors, before a well-earned stop at Durrow. On Saturday morning last, 26 people (and two dogs), about half of whom cycled and half walked, met for our Walk No. 17 and our first foray into cycling with the Healthy Clubs Project. The weather was beautiful, the scenery amazing, and the company was great! We’ll return here again soon. Will Waterford have the Liam McCarthy Cup to show by the time we return? Who knows??

HEALTHY CLUB WALK NO. 18 Sunday July 30th 10.00 a.m. Galtybeg / Galtymore Hill Walk. For those who are perhaps slightly more ambitious, we will walk to the summit of Galtybeg and perhaps Galtymore, the highest point in the spectacular Galtee mountain range. This is a 3-4 hour round trip, and requires a reasonable degree of physical fitness, and may not be suitable for very young children. This is a preparatory hill walk in advance of our planned assault of Carrauntouhill at the end of August, with details of this adventure to be provided in the coming weeks. Again, text Colman if you intend to come on this hill walk.

Upcoming Events

1. *NEW* HEALTHY CLUB WALK NO. 18 Sunday July 30th 10.00 a.m. Galtybeg / Galtymore Hill Walk. Details to follow, this is a preparatory hill walk before our planned climb of Carrauntouhill at end of August

2. Couch To 5K every Monday evening in Páirc Uí Chinnéide 7.30 p.m. For all ages and abilities – walk, jog or run around the pitch.

3. 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. Voluntary contribution €5 per class if you can afford it.

Fundraising Spinathon

We at Cork Arc Cancer Support House supporting East Cork & West Waterford are organising a Spinathon on the 22nd July. If your club could spare a few people on the day for an hour to spin would be a great help. Here is some information about Cork Arc Cancer Support House supporting East Cork & West Waterford : Cork ARC Cancer Support House offer a range of supports to cancer patients and their families in the communities of East Cork and West Waterford, free of charge. All those affected by cancer are warmly welcomed to the centre on Wednesdays between 10.00am and 4.00pm. The drop in centre is the focus of the house, where visitors are welcome to call in without an appointment, and speak to a trained volunteer listener. Support is also be available by telephone, on 024 91654. We encourage cancer patients and their families to reach out to our team for support. By appointment, therapeutic massage and reflexology will be available at the centre. These therapies are designed to complement the medical model and aim to alleviate the stress associated with a cancer diagnosis. Please see link also