Killeagh GAA Club

29 December, 2017


Happy New Year

Ag tús na bliana nua, we would like to wish all our members, supporters and all in our community and beyond the very best for 2018. On and off the pitch, we hope the year will bring health, happiness and success for all of you.

Lotto Update We took a one week break from the Lotto last week so we start the New Year with a €6600 jackpot and one change. From January players can now choose 4 numbers from 36, so four extra numbers are 'in the play' - 33, 34, 35 and 36. Play in local shops and hostelries, with your local seller, or online at For the record, the final draw of 2017 saw no jackpot winner – numbers drawn were 7, 9, 23 and 30 - and consolation prizes of €30 to Peter Power, Tom Kelly, Brian Lawton and Josephine Dineen.


Christmas celebrations were interrupted for many when word spread of the passing of Helen Fogarty on Wednesday morning last. There is no good time to lose a family member but Christmas is particularly difficult. Poignantly, Helen's passing came at the time that her late son Diarmuid's memory was marked in the presentation of the Fé 14 Poc Fada Perpetual Trophy which his family have given to Killeagh GAA in his honour. Killeagh GAA wish to convey our sympathies to Helen's family – her husband George, children Siobhan, Finbarr, Deirdre and Una, grandchildren and all the wider Fogarty and Nugent families. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sí.

Killeagh GAA would also like to express our sympathies to the McCarthy family and all connected in Aghada on the sudden and shocking death of Charles McCarthy in Perth, Australia. Charles' tragic passing leaves behind a young widow with two young children, and many unanswered questions.

Poc Fada (or WET, WET, WET)!

It rained and rained, and still the brave (some protected by warm drinks of varying hue!) took on the elements in the pursuit of glory in our Annual St. Stephen's Day Poc Fada from Mount Uniacke to Killeagh. A huge number of teams (55 in total) contributed handsomely to the chosen charity – once again Aid Cancer Treatment – and a total of €1415 had been raised by day's end. There was a particularly healthy number of juvenile teams – both boys and girls – who stoically stuck to their task in spite of the driving rain and cold wind challenging their resolve. The overall honour of claiming the Kennedy Cup was finally settled with a play off after two teams finished level on 51 shots, with Tadhg

O'Connor edging Colin Walsh on the shoot-out to claim victory for his team. The winners were as follows:

Overall (Kennedy Cup) - Tadhg O'Connor, Kieran Lane and Stephen Murphy

Family (Harry Harris Trophy) - Brendan, Padraig and Paul Delaney

Ladies – Emma Treacy, Laura Treacy, Chloe Sigerson

Veterans (Kevin Lane Trophy) - Richie Brennan, John P. Murphy and Adrian Budds

Minor (Tadhg Coleman Trophy) - Richie Landers, Ryan McCarthy, Olan Broderick

Juvenile Girls – Lorna McCarthy, Ava Cunningham and Anna Sheehan

U14 (Diarmuid Fogarty Trophy) - Ben Budds, Ciaran Brennan and Colm Leahy.

Quiz Deferred

The untimely passing of Helen Fogarty led to the postponement of the annual Killeagh-Ita's Fundraising Table Quiz for one week. The quiz will now take place on Thursday next, January 5th, in The Old Thatch at 8.30 p.m. You've an extra week to get your homework done, so no excuses! Four questions have already been 'given away' on these pages over the last few weeks. Be vigilant about what's happening in the news, as there will be more 'latest news' questions for you to answer. Plenty of refreshments, good fun and raffle prizes all on the night - bígí ann (over 16s only)!