Killeagh GAA Club

06 August, 2017

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C August 7th 2017

Club Lotto Results;

Our last lotto draw took place on Tuesday August 1st where there was no winner of the €2400 jackpot. Lucky dip prizes of €30 each went to Gerard Murray, Pat Kirby, Tadgh & Carmel Landers and John Clifford. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €2600! It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night August 8th. 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]

Fixtures/Results Senior and Junior Hurling/Football Fixtures: JFL Div 1 Glenbower Rovers v Glenville on Aug 14th @ 7.45pm in Killeagh, JAFC Glenbower Rovers v Lisgoold in Rostellan on Sat Aug 19th @ 18.30, U21 Killeagh/Ita's v Cobh, date, time and venue TBC, Cork JBHL Killeagh v Ballinora in Killeagh on Sat Aug 19th, Results: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.

Killeagh GAA Senior Hurling: 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)


Carrigaline Court Championship draws for Fe 16 and Fe14

Minor Championship: Our minors played Fr. O'Neills but came out on the wrong side of a high scoring game, going down by just 2 points on a final scoreline of 4-16 to 4-18. Our minors must now prepare for a quarter final battle around August 15th against Ballinhassig.

Fe 16 Championship: Our Fe16’s drew Ballygarvan in their first-round clash and it took place on Thursday, August 3rd in Carrigtwohill. We emerged victorious on a final score of 1-26 to 0-12 and advance to semi-final to play Blackrock

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.

Rebel Og East Minor B1 East 2 Football League

Cobh 6-10 Killeagh-Ita's 1-06

Premier 2A Minor Hurling Championship

Fr. O’Neill’s 4-18, Killeagh-Ita’s 4-16 After Extra Time


If there is a more exciting game of hurling than this played in any grade in East Cork this year it will be some match! This game was a thriller from start to finish, with both team putting in tremendous effort for over 80 minutes on a perfect evening for hurling in Castlemartyr. Both teams scored early points from frees before O’Neill’s Cork minor Ger Millerick put his stamp on the game with a fine run and point. Quickly, however, Fionn McDonnell bagged two well-struck goals, both as a result of clever Sean Walsh passes, to give our team a great start. O’Neill’s replied with a goal of their own from Colin Sloane and it

was Game On! After 18 minutes, the scoreline read 3-3 to 2-4 in our favour, with Dara Motherway and Sean Walsh’s points and Shane Kearney’s goal being negated by excellent scores from William Abernethy. After the frenetic opening, the tempo dipped a little before the final few minutes, in which the highlight was a brilliant penalty save on 28 minutes by Ciaran O’Rourke. Sean Walsh’s two frees and a fine point from Padraig Leahy gave us 3-6 while O’Neill’s finished strongly with two points of their own, with Jason Hankard at full forward beginning to use his height to damaging effect on the edge of the square. An scór ag leath am ná Cilliath-Íde 3-6, An t-Athair Uí Néill 2-6. The second half began with Shane Kearney striking over a point before Jason Hankard’s goal and Adrian Leahy’s point levelled matters at 3-7 each. With the wind behind them, O’Neill’s tried to take control before a brilliant team goal from Killeagh-Ita’s restored their advantage. In a tight ruck in front of the Killeagh goalmouth Olan Broderick broke away with the sliotar and three quick passes later, through Sean Walsh and Padraig Leahy, the ball reached Richie Long who buried it to great applause. The lead was short-lived as O’Neill’s quickly replied with a goal of their own, amazingly the eighth of the game, after 43 minutes, and it was level once more at 4-8 each. Although the goals dried up from here on, the excitement didn’t. Our defence hurled loads of ball, with our half-back line of Adrian Galvin, Dan Hickey and Ryan McCarthy hurling out of their skins. Nevertheless, O’Neill’s went one up, then two, then three, and things looked ominous! Ben O’Connor’s point on his introduction and Padraig Leahy’s second point reduced the deficit to one before O’Neill’s increased it to two again. Sean Walsh’s free was cancelled by Jake Shine’s point and with just one minute left O’Neill’s led by 4-13 to 4-11. Sean Walsh then scored two fantastic points, the second from out near the sideline, to level the game and send it to extra time. Sean added three points in the opening ten minutes, from a free won by Olin Hennessy, a ’65, and from play (his 11th in total, his fifth from play), while O’Neill’s had just one point from Jason Hankard. However, on the turn around, the wind favoured our opponents once again and they scored four unanswered points to close out the game on Trevor Lyons’ final whistle. Devastation for our boys but at least the ‘back door’ is open so while O’Neill’s can put their feet up and wait for the semi-final in late August or early September, we prepare for a quarter final battle around August 15th against Ballinhassig. Well done to the full panel and especially to both sets of players for contributing to a most exciting game!

Team: Ciaran O’Rourke, Barry Motherway, Richie Landers, Kieran Daly, Adrian Galvin, Dan Hickey, Ryan McCarthy, Olan Broderick, Keane Kelly Budds, Dara Motherway (0-1), Sean Walsh (0-11, 0-6f), Shane Kearney (1-1), Padraig Leahy (0-2), Richie Long (1-0), Fionn McDonnell (2-0). Subs used: Oisin McCarthy, Ben O’Connor (0-1)

Fé 16 Premier 2 Hurling Championship

Killeagh-Ita’s 1-26, Ballygarvan 0-12

An easier than expected victory over Ballygarvan in the Premier 2 Fé 16 Hurling Quarter Final played in Carrigtwohil on Thursday last, August 3rd, means our squad have qualified to play Blackrock in the penultimate stage of this year’s championship, with Ballincollig, Inniscarra or Shandrum, three serious outfits, awaiting the winners on the other side of the draw. The performance on Thursday evening was very pleasing to the supporters and the management duo of Ger and Tadgh, who got their tactics spot on for this encounter. Olan Broderick did the damage early on as the space afforded him in front of goal was exploited to devastating effect when he gathered Robert Sinclair’s delivery, rounded his man and goaled after just five minutes. Ben O’Connor was also creating havoc in the Ballygarvan defence, although their full-forward line was also making some inroads in these early stages. By the mid-point of the first half we led by 1-6 to 0-4, with all their scores coming from frees. Ben, Olan and two Ryan McCarthy frees extended our lead at the break, while we were also thankful once again to Ciaran O’Rourke for a great save when our full back line was finally breached. 1-13 to 0-7 then at the break, although the wind was in Bally’s favour for the second half. They got an immediate point and on 39 minutes it was still very even, with the advantage remaining as it was, 1-15 to 0-9, and any outcome possible. However, the next fifteen minutes saw us play our best hurling of the year to date, with eleven unanswered points from play in this time, with Ben, Oisin McCarthy, Olan and Dara Motherway all scoring from distance. This killed off any remaining resistance from our opponents and although they rallied with three late points, it was a case of too little, too late. A fine team performance, with telling contributions from Danny Cunningham and

Robert Sinclair in the half-back line, Cathal Fitzgibbon at midfield, and Darragh O’Connor in a more withdrawn role in the half-forward line.

Team: Ciaran O’Rourke, Danny Cunningham, Daniel Lucey, Paul Delaney, Robert Sinclair, Ryan McCarthy, David Kelly, Cathal Fitzgibbon, Richie Landers, Christian Coughlan, Oisin McCarthy, Dara Motherway, Darragh O’Connor, Olan Broderick, Ben O’Connor. Subs: Ciaran Leahy, Brian Murphy, David Collins, Tommy Noonan and Remy Bernard.

Golf Society:

Society Outing:

Our next outing is to Mahon GC on August 10th with tee times from 2pm, booking and further info from Ray on 0872330054

Healthy Clubs Project

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


Killeagh Healthy Clubs Project held their 18th monthly walk on ‘Reek Sunday’, July 30th. Croagh Patrick was a little too far away, so we headed to a nearer mountain (or two), the twin towers of Galtybeg and Galtymore just north of the Three Counties village of Kilbeheny. Thirty four humans and one dog set out and thankfully the sun broke through the rain clouds just as we set off, and the rain stayed away for most of the day. This was a slightly more challenging walk than previous walks, but everyone took their time and achieved their set targets to reach the top. Next up – Carrauntoohill. We aim to climb Carrauntoohill on Sunday August 27th, weather permitting. This is a 6-7-hour walk / climb so a good degree of fitness is required. This is a guided walk, cost per person will be €10- €15 for the guide. Only 25 places available. Over 12s only. Text Colman if you intend coming. 085-7540973

Upcoming Events

1. 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.

2. 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.

Blood Donor Clinic

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will hold a Blood Donor clinic in Youghal GAA Club between 5pm and 8.30pm on Weds and Thurs, 9th & 10th August 2017. Blood Donation is essential to ensure Hospital Patients get the treatment they need. One Donation can save up to 3 Lives. Full details of all clinics and on Giving Blood can be found on or at Donor Services, The Irish Blood Transfusion Service, Munster Regional Transfusion Centre, St. Finbarr's Hospital, Douglas Road, Cork T12 Y319