Killeagh GAA Club

06 August, 2018

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS August 6th 2018

By Colman Motherway, Killeagh GAA PRO

SENIORS ARE IN ACTION, LET’S HAVE YOUR SUPPORT!

One of the generally acknowledged downsides of this year’s amended inter-county hurling and football season has been the negative impact on the club scene, and the poor beleaguered hurler or footballer who has been waiting patiently (or not!) since April to play their next championship game. Cork’s demise at the hands of Limerick in Croke Park last Sunday has finally paved the way for the Cork senior hurling championship to kick back into action after that four-month hiatus, and for Killeagh it means all roads lead to Clonmult Park, Midleton, on Sunday next August 12th where we will have a 2.15 p.m. throw in, the first game in a senior hurling double header (Na Piarsaigh play Bride Rovers at 4.00 p.m.). Our opponents are the mighty St. Finbarr’s from Togher who were narrowly defeated by Newcestown in Round 1, and, like ourselves, are now fighting to stay in contention in this year’s championship. With Damien Cahalane, his brother Conor who scored four points in a 25-minute cameo for Cork U21s in Saturday’s All-Ireland semi-final, and Bily Hennessy, another U21 star and future senior Cork hurler leading their charge, it will be a tough battle. As your support could be vital, please come out and shout for the Boys in Green. Please note that we have been advised by Midleton GAA that there will be very limited parking around the environs of the pitch and that perhaps Market Green may be an alternative parking area for some patrons.

LOTTO GOES TO SEVEN

The weekly Lotto draw was held on Tuesday last, July 31st with no winner of the €6800 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 3, 6, 8 and 12. €30 goes to Angela Walsh, Sam Foley, Noel O’Sullivan and Kieran Scully. Next week it goes to €7000. If you’re not in …..

JUVENILE NEWS

Fé 16 P2 Hurling League Killeagh-Ita's 7-8, Ballincollig 1-24

In another one of this year’s series of never-ending crazy games, our Fé 16 hurlers proved conclusively on Friday night last that goals actually do win games, 7 to be exact. We welcomed Ballincollig to Killeagh to play our 4th league game. Our opponents are top of the league and still in championship and have been performing well so we know this would be a tough encounter. We started the first quarter stronger and were ahead by 1-3 to 0-2, however Ballincolling eventually found their rhythm and scored 9 points in quick succession. The half-time whistle couldn't come soon enough for our mentors as it was evident our boys needed

one of Donie's motivational speeches. Niall O'Neill, reiteoir, confirmed the score at the interval as 2-4 to 1-16. It must have been some speech as Killeagh-Ita's outscored Ballincollig by an impressive 5-4 to 0-8 in the second half. The work-rate of the boys was phenomenal throughout this second half, they never gave up and this never say die attitude was handsomely rewarded. Ciaran O’Rourke was the assasin-in-chief, being on the receiving end of some excellent assists and having the skill, strength and confidence to rack up a personal best of 6-4. Well done to all the boys who showed exactly what pride in the jersey can achieve. This win places them second on the league table after 4 games behind Ballincollig who have played 6.

Panel : B Kelly Budds, C Treacy, P Landers, E Lane, R Treacy, B Murphy (0-1), G Walsh Wallace, D Collins, C Leahy, P Kent, C Coughlan (0-1), D Doherty (1-0) R Bernard, C O Rourke (6-4), P Mackey (0-2) T McCarthy, R Lynch.

GOLF SOCIETY UPDATE – TWO UPCOMING TRIPS

Next outing for our Golf Society is to Castlemartyr on Thursday August 16th, with the time sheet now open (2.00 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.) We also have a great rate for The Heritage Golf Club in Co. Laois (Junction 15 on the motorway!) on Tuesday August 28th. As usual, Ray Rochford has all the details – 087-2330054.

CONGRATULATIONS CIARÁN & BEST WISHES BRENDAN

Last weekend, in the excitement of all that was going on in the senior hurling championship, I neglected to mention that Ciarán O’Brien, our talented minor hurling coach, played with Cork intermediate hurlers as they won the All-Ireland Final against Kilkenny last Saturday week. Congratulations to Ciarán, who can add this medal to his Imokilly county medal and All-Ireland sevens medal and many other personal achievements with his club St. Ita’s, his college, divisional and inter-county honours. Ciarán’s colleague on our minor coaching ticket for 2018, another excellent young coach, Brendan Delaney, leaves our green isle shortly to take up a teaching post in the Middle East. We wish Brendan the best of luck and hope that our minor hurling and football campaign can continue in the same vein in his absence. Go n-éirí leat, a Bhreándáin!

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MONTHLY WALKS – PLANNING AHEAD – CAMINO OR NOT

Our next planned monthly walk, No. 31, was due to take place in Ballyhoura, Co. Limerick on Sunday August 12th at 10.00 a.m. With the senior hurling championship now fixed for that date, we are rescheduling this walk to later in the month (no date yet). This may have a knock-on effect on our planned trip to Killarney (Torc Mountain) - two dates will be confirmed in the coming days.