Killeagh GAA Club

16 October, 2018

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS October 14th 2018

By Colman Motherway, Killeagh GAA PRO


When we talk about developments on the pitch, it’s usually to the games we refer. Well this week, we have some big ‘on-pitch’ developments to talk about, but not involving games. Rather, the on-pitch development is the announcement that after many years of keeping some people in and others out, the fencing around our main pitch in Páirc Uí Chinnéide (a credit to those who worked tirelessly to install it many years ago) is now old and battered and needs to be replaced, while we also need to install some safe fencing along the perimeter of our Glenbower pitch (to the right of the driveway / car park) which will keep users safe in that pitch. This is a major undertaking for our club, but when it is finished, we shall have safe, modern and spectator-friendly fencing throughout our grounds, (we also trust that there will be no MMA-type octagon-jumping lunatics lurking around to cause trouble either inside or outside)!

How can you help? To assist with our funding of this new 21st century fencing, we are asking individuals and families to SPONSOR A SECTION (FUND OUR FENCE, PAY FOR THE PERIMETER!). If you can give €100, we will have your name engraved on a nameplate which will be permanently attached to your section of fence as a ‘Thank You’ and recognition of your support. To support this initiative, please contact Padraig McGrath on 087-8575678 or any club committee member. Pledges have started coming in already, so join the movement and commit your name (and your €100!) to permanent recognition in Páirc Uí Chinnéíde!

Cork GAA Clubs Draw 2018-2019 season is just beginning with the first draw in early November. Would you like to win up to €20,000 – there are 12 monthly draws and our record in Killeagh is very good with cars and cash coming our way quite regularly. Once again, we are encouraging all in our community to please support this vital club fundraiser (the club gets €45 of every €100 draw entry). Contact any committee member or Dave Barry 087-8123352 to renew or to join.


Shandrum 1-13, Killeagh-Ita's 1-10

Our Under 21 hurlers bowed out of championship in Mallow on Wednesday evening last, beaten by a late surge from Shandrum. Conditions were difficult for both teams with a very strong wind making accurate shooting difficult. This swirling wind played havoc with many shots, most obviously in redirecting a beautifully struck sideline from Shandrum in the first half which seemed to be sailing between the posts but drifted ten metres off course in the final stages of its trajectory. Killian Treacy, continuing his fine 2018 form, got us up and running on the scoreboard in the 3rd minutes, and three Dan Landers frees pushed us 0-4 points to 0-1 ahead on the quarter hour. Dan repeated his early high catch and surge for goal that he had performed against Sarsfields in the previous round, except this time no penalty ensued, which was surely warranted. A long-distance point from Kevin Murphy (impressive

throughout) was the highlight of our first half scores, while Killian added another point on 22 minutes, and Cathal Deane, fed by Jack O’Rourke, got the final score of the half to leave us ahead by 0-8 to 0-5 at referee Pat Lyon’s half-time whistle. The second half saw the introduction of Dan Hickey to corner forward and he made an almost immediate impact, finishing to the net on 33 minutes. Our defence performed heroically in this third quarter, limiting Shandrum’s impact on the scoreboard to just two points. With one quarter left, we led by 1-8 to 0-7 and this winnable game seemed to be within our grasp. Unfortunately, the rising wind put added pressure on our defence and Shandrum’s radar kicked in for the final fifteen, as they scored three points in four minutes to leave the minimum between the sides. Then, after Cathal’s second point, Darren Cusack made a brilliant save, before David Jones scored the crucial goal that pushed Shandrum ahead, and they closed out the game with two injury time points to win by three.

Team: Darren Cusack, Jack O’Rourke, Christy Coughlan, Kevin Fennelly, Ryan McCarthy, Darragh O’Brien, Kevin Murphy (0-1), Killian Treacy (0-2), Dylan Hogan, Cathal Deane (0-2), Luke Fogarty, Keane Kelly Budds, Sean Walsh, Dan Landers (0-5f), David Ogbebor. Subs used: Dan Hickey (1-0), Padraig Leahy.


Carrignavar 1-12, Glenbower Rovers 0-10

Our football season came to an end in Dungourney on Sunday morning last as our league semi-final resulted in defeat to Carrignavar. A competitive performance from a depleted team was not quite enough as Carrig kept us chasing the game throughout, leading by 0-7 to 0-5 at half time, and scoring the critical goal ten minutes from time. One positive outcome was the return to football action of Declan Long after a long lay-off through injury – welcome back Declan!

Team: Bryan McCarthy, Jack O’Rourke, Cian Fogarty, Kevin Fennelly, Allen Keniry, Darragh O’Brien, Mikey Fitzgerald, Barry Motherway, Kieran Lane, Keane Kelly Budds, Cathal Deane, Sean Walsh, Dermot Motherway, Sean Long, John O’Connor. Subs: Adrian Galvin, Declan Long, Stephen Byrne.



Our Under 12 Parish Leagues FInals took place on Tuesday October 9th and for the fourth evening we were blessed with glorious autumn weather. After another hour of action, the Hurling Finals saw the Green Team, captained by Ben Walsh, defeat the Blue Team in the A Final, while the Yellows, captained by Conor Burns, won the B Final, defeating the Reds. On to the football then, with the Yellow Team, captained by Fionn Murphy (Killeagh) continuing their 100% record by defeating the Blues in the A Final, and the Green Team, with captain Cathal Landers, winning the B Final against the Reds. Well done to all four teams, with medals presented to all players, and a big thank you to the bainisteoiri of the Under 12 panel – Richard Lynch and Conor Murphy, for their excellent organisation of the leagues. Finally, a bualadh bos mór for our official and efficient reiteoir Paudie Kearney on the finals night – thanks Paudie!


Greens: Ben Walsh, Michael O’Donovan, Michael Doherty, Cathal Landers, Jack Coleman, Conor Murphy, Thomas Kelly, Fionn Mulcahy, Kealan Fitzgerald, Joshua Gregory, Cormac Deane, Callum Power, Cormac Delaney, Diarmuid Fitzgerald, Seanan McDonnell.

Blues: Sean Meade, Harry Connon, Jamie Hyde, Colm Cowhig, Cian O’Riordan, Tadhg Considine, Eoin Spillane, Michael Griffin, Kieran Murphy, Ben Geary, Alex Fogarty, Ryan Murphy, Patrick Dineen, Cayden Hyde, Darragh Sheehan.

Yellows: Fionn Murphy (Killeagh), Conor Burns, Ethan O’Driscoll, Liam Óg Power, Fionn Brennan, John Ogbebor, Eoin Roche, Andrew Hogan, Sean Fitzgerald, Liam Manning, Andrew Brenner, Rian Lane, Cathal Brennan, Sean O’Leary, Alex Howey.

Reds: Barry Walsh, Sean Lynch, Fionn Murphy (Inch), Max Harty, Oran Cunningham, Jacob Dignam, Aaron Dignam, Callum Harte, Aidan McNamee, Dara McDonald, Billy Guerin, John Farquhar, Rian O’Connor, Tom Power, Daniel Geary.

FIXTURES Rebel Óg Eastern B Minor Football League Semi-Final Killeagh-Ita's v Blarney in Killeagh on Sunday October 21st at 11.30 a.m.

Rebel Óg Premier 2A Minor Hurling League Semi-Final Killeagh-Ita's v Éire Óg in Killeagh on Bank Holiday Monday October 29th at 3.00 p.m.

LOTTO UPDATE The Lotto jackpot continues to rise. Last week’s draw, held on Tuesday October 9th, was for a jackpot of €8800 and the numbers drawn, 11, 12, 18 and 35, were not matched by any of our players. So we roll over to €9,000 for the coming week and the excitement is building. That new car or five star holiday is looking ever more attractive! €30 winners drawn were David O’Keeffe, Patrick Linehan, Denis Munion, while Zoe Goggin won a €30 voucher for The Old Thatch. If you’re not in …


Monthly Walk No. 33 Sunday October 14th 2018: CURRABINNY WOODS, CORK HARBOUR

Our 33rd monthly walk took place in glorious sunshine on Sunday October 14th in Currabinny Woods, outside Carrigaline. The views of Cork Harbour, including Spike Island, Cobh, Whitegate and Crosshaven were spectacular, and the terrain very manageable. For most of the group it was a first time visit to Currabinny, and we could see why these woods are so popular. We have routes planned now for the next five months of walks, which will all be more local as we head into winter season. Details will follow shortly, while we begin a new venture on Wednesday week, October 24th with our initial WEDNESDAY WALKING

group – meet in The Old Thatch Car Park at 11.00 a.m. for a stroll up beautiful Glenbower. Contact Teresa on 083-0621986 for furthe details.


Well done to Imokilly on their back-to-back county senior hurling victory on Sunday last in sunny Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Killeagh connections (apart from our own Tracey Kennedy presenting the cup as cathaoirleach, Coiste Chontae Chorcáí) run throughout this team, with our minor coach Ciaran O’Brien (surely in contention for the Team Of The Season) once again very impressive at right-half back, while his team-mate Seamie Harnedy gave a performance reminiscent of Brian Corcoran’s 1992 tour-de-force, scoring 1-6 in a sublime captain’s performance. Finally, Will Leahy of Aghada shares the honour of having a good Killeagh mother (Teresa Leahy) with Seamie (Cathy Landers) and the dynamic Bill Cooper (Carmel O’Donovan), showing once again that it is the women of our parish who are the real sports heroes! With such a strong panel to pick from, Imokilly will surely be installed odds-on favourites for the three-in-a-row in 2019. Who can stop them?

FINALLY A date for your diary – Killeagh GAA AGM on Monday November 19th at 7.30 p.m. Pencil it in and come and have your say. This is your club!