Killeagh GAA Club

03 October, 2017

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C October 2nd 2017


Our last lotto draw took place on Tuesday September 26th where there was no winner of the €4000 jackpot. Next week's jackpot will be €4200! It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night October 3rd. You can now purchase your lotto ticket on-line; just follow the lotto link on the homepage of our webpage – Thanks to everyone who supports our weekly lotto draw [RN]

Fixtures/Results Senior and Junior Hurling/Football

Fixtures: Cork U21 HC Killeagh/Ita's v Erin's Own on October 4th @ 19.45 in Ballynoe (may change... check corkgaa website), East Cork U21 Killeagh/Ita's v Cobh on October 5th @ 19.45 in Riverstown (may change... check eastcorkgaa website), JCHC Killeagh v Cobh on Sat October 7th @16.00 with 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. Results: JHL Div 1 Killeagh 2-08 Russell Rovers 2-18 in Killeagh on Sept 25th @ 20.00. JHL Div 1 Killeagh 2-11 Carrignavar 0-09 played in Killeagh on Friday Sept 29th @ 21.00, Red FM League St Finbarrs 3-12 Killeagh 3-23 in Togher on Sunday Oct 1st @11.00am, EC JFL Glenbower Rovers 1-10 Glenville 0-10 in Killeagh on Sunday Oct 1st @17.00

Red FM League for 2017:

It was an amazing Sunday for our adult teams where important games in both codes of Gaelic Games had to be played out today and where a victory was tantamount in the pursuit of silverware. At stake for our senior hurling team was a place in the quarter-finals of this years' revamped Red FM Cork Senior Hurling League. Equally important was a gaelic football game for our junior football squad where an East Cork League Final berth was at stake. First up was the senior hurling team who took to the field in Togher at 11.00am to face St Finbarrs in the final round of Phase 2 of the Red FM league programme. This was their third and final game of the group where both teams had two wins each and therefore a victory was needed to progress. We started very well and with the aid of a strong wind we had built up a sound score against a tough and never-say-die team. At half-time we were well ahead by twelve points on a score-line of 2-16 to 2-04. Our goals came via some top class hurling and were finished to the net emphatically by Eoghan Keniry and Andy Walsh. Their colleagues in the forward line, namely Shane, Gary, Dinny and Dan, all got on the scoresheet with some excellent points. Philip O'Neill in midfield who was distributing some great ball also added to the score before half-time with a well-taken point. Unfortunately, we were dealt a devastating double blow before half-time which threatened to undo all our hard work. Firstly, on 25 mins Cian Fogarty who was having a good outing at number seven got badly injured and had to be replaced. Substitute Brendan Delaney who was making his seasonal senior debut after a bad injury in summer 2016, came on in Cian's place and went on to play a big role in the second half and showed excellent distribution of the ball. Secondly, we lost Shane Smiddy just before the referee's short whistle with a straight red card. We now faced a strong wind with fourteen men against fifteen for the entire second half but in fairness the whole team worked extremely hard to the finish to carve out a great victory. Brendan 'Bugsy Barry, who was having a great game at full-back marshalled an excellent defence in keeping The Barrs' scoring opportunities to a minimum. He was ably assisted by Sean 'Pixie' Long and Allen Keniry in the backline. Completing a sound defensive unit was Kevin Murphy and Patrick 'Pob' O'Brien in the half-back line. Colin Walsh in goals was a steady presence and pulled off a stunning save just before Eoghan Keniry played Gary Leahy in for the insurance goal after forty-five minutes. We had Mikey Fitzgerald and Allen Keniry alternating between the midfield and corner back positions after ten minutes of the second half to great effect. Substitute Stephen Murphy played well at corner back when coming on for the last quarter. Ger Collins, Aaron Walsh and Eoin Fitzgibbon all got game time in the forwards before the end. The final score was Killeagh 3-23 St Finbarrs 3-12. The teams still left in the competition are Erin's Own and Glen Rovers who are through to the semi-finals and Killeagh are joined in the quarter-finals by Newtownshandrum, Sarsfields and Na Piarsaigh. Fixtures will be finalised this

coming week and will be available on Team: C Walsh, A Keniry, B Barry, S Long, K Murphy, P O'Brien, C Fogarty, M Fitzgerald, P O'Neill, S Smiddy, A Walsh, D Landers, D Walsh, E Keniry, G Leahy. Subs Used: B Delaney, S Murphy, G Collins, E Fitzgibbon, A Walsh.

And now to the gaelic football game which took place at 5.00pm in Killeagh where Glenbower Rovers eventually faced a lively Glenville team with both teams eager to perform well and reach the League final. Both teams played a very close and exciting game with little room for error. Glenbower Rovers worked very hard throughout but so also did Glenville and this hard work was evident on the scoreboard at half time where Rovers were ahead by just one point on a score-line of 1-05 to 0-07. Our goal came courtesy of the boot of Stephen Byrne and just when we were getting a grip on things we suffered a severe setback. Like our hurling colleagues earlier in the day we lost an influential player when Jerry Dullea received a second yellow card before half-time. However, displaying the same resolve as Killeagh senior hurlers Glenbower showed great courage and determination in the second half to record a telling victory. Everyone involved worked extra hard when we needed to and this resilience showed in the second half when we limited Glenville to just three points. We added five points ourselves, with 2 brilliant scores from Brian McCarthy who showed a great appetite throughout the game. Praise also to the backline who stood tall time and again to thwart the Glenville attack and it was great to continue our unbeaten run in the league where we finished top of the league table on NINE points. We must also say a huge thanks to the lads who made themselves available after playing with the hurlers in the morning. The final score was Glenbower Rovers 1-10 Glenville 0-10. We look forward to the upcoming league final and put the disappointment of the recent championship behind us. The team lined out as follows, 1. Brendan Delaney 2. Conor Mc Namara 3. Aidan Morrision 4. Dermot Motherway 5. Stephen Murphy 6. Gerry Dullea 7. Eoin Fitzgibbon 8. Cathal Deane 9. Ger Collins 10. Aaron Walsh 11. Eamon Byrne 12. Stephen Byrne 13. Alan Keniry 14 Brian Mc Carthy 15. Sean Long, Subs David O Keeffe, Paul Keniry and Jack O Rourke.


Hurling and Football

Killeagh/Ita’s Fe9's

Killeagh under 9's recently completed their hurling and football league fixtures. Na Piarsaigh visited Pairc Ui Chinneide on 14th September to play our last football league game. In the first match we settled well and picked off some good scores. However, Na Piarsaigh replied with a few good team scores of their own. Killeagh were on top around the middle of the field and were six points clear at the short whistle. The lads continued in the same vein throughout the second half to finish very comfortable winners at the end. In the second game the first half was very encouraging. Our lads were playing some great football and some clinical shooting left us ahead at the break. After the restart Na Piarsaigh got on top. Killeagh tried hard but Na Piarsaigh proved too strong. A win and a loss resulted in a draw overall on the night. Killeagh management were very pleased with the football season overall. We played ten league games, winning eight, drawing one and losing one. We played Carrigtohill on 23rd September at home, in our final league game of the 1A division. Conditions were tough with the wind having a big impact on the games.In the first game Killeagh got on top early around midfield. Some great scores, tight defending and solid goalkeeping meant we were four points up at half time. Killeagh made the best of the elements in the second half with a feature being the excellent long range shooting on display. We ran out comfortable winners in this match thanks to a great effort from all the lads. In the other game Killeagh were under pressure at half time, trailing by two points. However, the lads rallied and some great teamwork saw us take the lead early in the second half. Solid defending allied to some sharp shooting meant we also ran out convincing winners the second game. Overall the Under 9's have played ten hurling league fixtures throughout the season, winning seven and drawing three. Well done to all the lads. The U9 squad is as follows: Alex Fogarty, Alex Howey, Andrew Brenner, Ben Geary, Billy Guerin, Callum Power, Cathal Brennan, Cormac Deane, Cormac Delaney, Daniel Geary, Darragh Sheehan, Diarmuid Fitzpatrick, Eoin Sheehan, John Farquhar, Patrick Dineen, Rian Lane, Rian O'Connor, Ryan Murphy, Sean O'Leary, Seanan McDonnell, Tom Power. The parish leagues for all U9's continues this coming week. Hurling and football games will be played

each Tuesday night and after these preliminary games the semi-finals will be played to decide the final pairings. Please do your best to attend each of the games as you don't want to let your fellow player's down and best of luck to everybody taking part.

Golf Society:

Our next outing will be to Castlemartyr Resort Golf Club. It is Padraig McGrath's Presidents' Prize outing and will take place on Saturday October 28th.

Healthy Clubs Project News Bulletin:

Killeagh Healthy Clubs Project Walkers Reach Their Target

On our 20th monthly walk with the Healthy Clubs Project footsoldiers, 20 brave souls, inspired by Tracey and Sandra's target to climb Carrauntoohill, and guided expertly by experienced climber Gene Cahill, reached the holy grail of Carrauntoohill's summit cross on a beautiful sunny Sunday. September 24th will be remembered by the 15 first timers as their summit challenge was conquered, perhaps not with ease, but without too much distress. The sun shone throughout and the vistas from the top of Brother O'Shea's Gully made the three-hour scramble to that point well worth it. With walkers aged 15 to some well past the half-century, the team work and collective support was very impressive throughout. Well done to Killeagh's Top Twenty!

CORK BEATS STRESS: Free Stress Control 6-week course continues this coming Thursday October 5th in The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal from 10.30-12.00. Killeagh Healthy Clubs Project is partnering with HSE to promote this highly recommended course. Book by email or ring 086-7871016. It will continue every Thursday for the next five weeks from 10.30 - 12.00.