Killeagh GAA Club

06 November, 2017

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C November 6th 2017


Our last lotto draw took place on Tuesday October 31st where there was no winner of the €5000 jackpot. There were four lucky dip prizes of €30 which went to Paul Beausang, Marian Fogarty, Vincent & Eileen Cashman and Shane Scully. Next week's jackpot will be €5200! It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night November 7th. 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 Red FM League Play-off, Killeagh v Erins Own on Wednesday Nov 8th @20.00 in Fermoy, East Cork JCHC semi-final replay, Killeagh V Cobh on Sunday Nov 11th @15.00 with venue tbc. East Cork JFL Final Glenbower Rovers v Cloyne on Saturday November 11th @15.30 with venue tbc. Please check Cork GAA and East Cork GAA websites regularly for updates as fixtures may change due to prevailing weather conditions at this time of the year. 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: Prem U21 Hurling Championship, Rd 4 Killeagh/Ita's 2-11 Duhallow 1-11 played in Fermoy, Prem U21 HC qtr-final, Killeagh/Ita's 4-11 Courcey Rovers 1-16 played in Ovens.


U21 Premier Hurling Championship Killeagh-Ita’s 2-11, Duhallow 1-11

Killeagh-Ita’s Under 21 team have qualified for the semi-final of this year’s Premier Hurling Championship as a result of two hard fought wins in six days. On Bank Holiday Monday on a perfect day for winter hurling we overcame Duhallow in a close-fought game in Fermoy where the standard of hurling could only be described as fair. A great start saw us lead by 1-5 to 0-1 after 13 minutes, with Eoghan Keniry’s goal on eight minutes vital in keeping us ahead of our opponents. Unfortunately, our performance dipped from here on, with Duhallow attacking well from half-back and midfield, outscoring us by 1-4 to 0-4 for the remainder of the half. The second half saw a further dip in our performance with lots of poor shooting and good saves from the Duhallow ‘keeper, and with just two minutes to go we had only added two points to our half time score whereas Duhallow had added five. At 1-11 to 1-10 it was far too close for comfort, and only for excellent defending by Darragh O’Brien, Brendan Delaney and Jack O’Rourke we might have been in deeper trouble. Thankfully, a high delivery from Gary Leahy was caught by Dan Landers on 58 minutes at the edge of the square and finally we had our winning goal.

Team: Colin Walsh, Dylan Hogan, Bobby McCarthy, Jack O’Rourke, Kevin Murphy, Brendan Delaney, Darragh O’Brien (0-1), Cathal Deane, Killian Treacy, Keane Kelly Budds, Eoghan Keniry (1-5, 0-3f), Shane Smiddy (0-2), Dan Landers (1-0), Gary Leahy (0-1), David Ogbebor (0-2). Subs used: Aaron Walsh and Sean Walsh.

U21 Premier Hurling Championship Killeagh-Ita’s 4-11, Courcey Rovers 1-16

Sunday November 5th saw our team in action again, this time in Ovens against Courcey Rovers. The standard of hurling was much higher than the previous round, although the temperature had dipped quite considerably in the six intervening days. Bobby McCarthy’s withdrawal through illness necessitated a change in defence, with Eoin O’Connor coming in at corner-back (playing very well) and Darragh O’Brien going to full-back. Luke Fogarty also came in to the team, and justified his selection with a very industrious display up front. Keane Budds got our first score after three minutes and assisted Eoghan Keniry in getting the second on six minutes. Our first goal arrived on 13 minutes when Gary Leahy reacted quickly to a high delivery from Darragh O’Brien, whipping the sliotar first time into the net. On

the quarter hour we led by 1-4 to 0-4, and were grateful shortly after for a fantastic save by Colin Walsh. Courceys were hurling very well throughout with Jerry O’Neill and John McCarthy very prominent up front. Their efforts were thwarted by a second goal from Gary Leahy on 21 minutes, this time pouncing after Shane Smiddy’s shot was saved. McCarthy’s excellent goal within two minutes reduced the margin to one goal (2-4 to 1-4). The final highlight of this half was a beautiful sideline point from over 40 metres by Dan Landers, which gave us a 2-06 to 1-06 lead. Courceys got off to the better start after half time with three quick points, but Eoghan Keniry’s first-time goal on 36 minutes cancelled these and Gary quickly added an excellent point from distance. A period of relative stalemate ensued for a while before Eoghan turned provider and David Ogbebor got our fourth and final goal, just rewards for his efforts. Gary’s second point on 51 minutes gave us a 4-10 to 1-12 lead, but Courceys refused to give up and scored four more points, three from play to reduce the margin to just one score as injury time beckoned. Eoghan’s final point on 62 minutes finally sealed the deal, and brought us into a county semi-final. One, and hopefully, two, more hours of championship hurling to come!

Team: Colin Walsh, Dylan Hogan, Eoin O’Connor, Jack O’Rourke, Kevin Murphy, Brendan Delaney, Darragh O’Brien, Cathal Deane, Keane Kelly Budds (0-1), David Ogbebor (1-0), Eoghan Keniry (1-6, 0-2f), Shane Smiddy (0-1), Dan Landers (0-1s), Gary Leahy (2-2), Luke Fogarty. Subs used: Richie Long, Aaron Walsh, Killian Treacy.

Cork GAA Clubs' Draw:

The Cork GAA Clubs’ Draw contributes to our Clubs finances. Its importance to our fund-raising activities should not be ignored and deserves to be supported by members. Based on typical membership, the breakdown of the ticket price is as follows:

· €47 – The Club

· €35 – Prize Fund & Admin

· €18 – Grants/Developments/Coaching/CLCG Chorca

If you are not already a member and wish to join, please contact our Draw Co-ordinator, Dave Barry, or any Committee member, or you can also join online at .

Golf Society:

There is a Tuesday Group outing taking place on Tuesday November 7th. The venue is Mount Juliet Golf Club and promises to be a great experience for a very reasonable price. All details and bookings for this outing are with Ray on 0872330054

Healthy Clubs Project News Bulletin:

CORK BEATS STRESS: Free Stress Control 6-week course concludes this coming Thursday November 9th 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.


Almost two years after beginning our Healthy Clubs Project journey, the four clubs using Pairc Ui Chinnéide have been granted “Official GAA Healthy Club” status for the next three years, 2018-2020. Killeagh GAA was one of four Cork clubs (along with St. Finbarr’s, Midleton and Castlehaven) and 58 clubs nationwide (with at least one from each county) granted this status at a Healthy Clubs Project Recognition Event held in Croke Park on Saturday November 4th. Uachtarán Chumann Luth Chleas Gael, Aogán Ó Fearghaíl, was present to congratulate each of the 58 clubs present and to re-inforce the GAA’s commitment to the project and to the concept of inclusion in all our communities. David Harney, CEO, Irish Life, whose company have sponsored the Healthy Clubs Project since its inception, spoke about the importance of sport and all aspects of healthy living in our lives, while Minister of State for Health Promotion Catherine Byrne, in congratulating attendees, extolled the virtues of volunteerism in keeping

communities vibrant and healthy. After presentations by Colin Regan and Aoife O’Brien of the GAA’s Community and Health team, and a quick (healthy) re-fuel, it was time for plaques to be presented to each of the 58 clubs, with recently-retired Tyrone footballer (footballer of the year in 2008), Sean Cavanagh the guest of honour. Sean’s inspiring speech touched on volunteerism and inclusion also, making reference to the efforts in his own club and county to include people of different nationalities, abilities and cultures in GAA activities. Finally, with presentations completed, it was time for a photo call in the Hogan Stand and lunch. Each of the 58 clubs who have completed their two-year Healthy Clubs Project set-up are now recognised as “Official Healthy Clubs” until 2020, and over half of these clubs have also decided to go ‘smoke-free’. It’s good to be able to state that the Páirc Uí Chinnéide clubs feature on this roll of honour.


One of the best successes in our Healthy Clubs Project has been our monthly walk, which saw us reach our highest point, literally, with the ascent of Carrauntouhill in September. For the winter months we will stay a little closer to home and closer to sea-level, so our November walk (No. 22), on Sunday next, November 12th, will be in Blackrock / Mahon on the outskirts of Cork city. We will meet at the car park adjacent to Blackrock Castle at 10.00 a.m., with a range of options available for walkers along a flat route. New walkers are always welcome to join us. This walk is very suitable for all ages and abilities of walkers, including those with buggies, wheelchairs and bikes / trikes for the younger ones. We had a good turnout for our Bank Holiday walk last week, so hopefully we will continue to grow our numbers month