Killeagh GAA Club

26 November, 2018

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS November 25th 2018

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO


Week 3 of our inaugural Sean Lavery Memorial Football Tournament, aka “Friday Night Lights” took place in Killeagh on Friday evening last (November 23rd) for our U16 and minor footballers, but unlike the previous week, the weather was not kind to us. Nonetheless, the players were very committed, and the games were played in a good spirit, with little breaks and non-stop end-to-end action. In Game One, with only goals allowed, the Yellows beat the depleted Reds (captain Adrian Galvin unfortunately injured) by 6 goals to 0 and the Greens beat the Blues, who were also depleted with their captain Barry Motherway unavailable, by 8 goals to 2. In Game Two, each score, over or under the bar, was worth two points, and the Blues overcame the Reds by 10-8 (bonus point for Reds as they lost by 3 points or less), while the Greens beat the Yellows by 10 points to 4. Game Three had regular scoring rules, and saw the Greens get their third win of the evening, beating the Reds by 6-2 to 1-0. The Yellows beat the Blues by 6-0 to 3-1 in a high scoring game. This is the final table at the end of the league:

TEAM Played Won Drew Lost Bonus Points Scores For Scores Conceded Total Points Position

Greens 9 7 0 2 0 145 86 14 1

Yellows 9 5 0 4 1 110 96 11 2

Blues 9 5 0 4 0 110 110 10 3

Reds 9 1 0 8 3 52 125 5 4

WEEK 4: Friday November 30th 2018 at 7.30 p.m.

‘A’ Final (Sean Lavery Shield to winning captain): Greens v Yellows

‘B’ Final: Blues v Reds

These finals will be 20 minutes per half. The first half will be “goals only” and the second half will be “normal scoring”. There will be prizes of gear bags for the winning team in each final. Refreshments for all will be served in the GAA hall after the finals, when the Lavery family will present the Shield in Sean’s honour.


REDS: Adrian Galvin, Andrew Foley, Cathal Fitzgibbon, Cian McDonald, David Collins, Tommy Noonan, Tony McCarthy, Ryan Farquhar.

GREENS: Dylan Hogan, Olin Hennessy, Paul Delaney, Danny Cunningham, Oisin McCarthy, George Walsh Wallace, Paudie Mackey, Eoin Brenner.

BLUES: Barry Motherway, Darragh O’Connor, Dara Motherway, Owen Cosgrove, Jamie Fogarty, Ciaran Leahy, Remy Bernard, Aaron Fitzgibbon.

YELLOWS: Kieran Daly, Rob Sinclair, Dan Lucey, George Sinclair, Ciaran O’Rourke, Brian Murphy, Daniel Doherty, Evan Lane.

Killeagh GAA AGM Report

The AGM of Killeagh GAA club took place last Monday 19th of November in the meeting rooms at Páirc Uí Chinnéide in front of a healthy crowd that were in attendance. While on looking back on the year’s activity within the club, a lot of planning is starting for the year ahead. On the front benches, there have been a few positional changes. Our Cathaoirleach, Padraig McGrath completed his three-year tenure and wished everyone success moving forward as a club. Padraig has done trojan work for the club throughout his playing career and as an officer in the club and I'm sure he will not be seen far away from the GAA field in the coming weeks. As said by one member, he has raised the bar ‘’to a whole new level.” The man coming into replace him is no other than our PRO of the last twelve months, Colman Motherway. Speaking to him during the week, he is looking forward to the job at hand and it will be all hands-on deck from the first week of January. Mary Fitzgibbon & Ray Dwyer will retain the roles of Rúnaí and Cisteoir respectively. Patrick Mulcahy will take over from Colman Motherway as PRO while Kieran Scully will stay on as Registrar. While, one of our leading ‘elders’ (although he does think he is still 21 I am sure), David ‘Junior’ Scully was elected as a Vice-President of the club for the great work he does each week around the grounds.

A full detail of positions will be available here next week after the conclusion of the Juvenile AGM.


Our SPONSOR A SECTION fundraising drive has been a great success so far, with many pledges and donations of €100 rolling in week by week, meaning our fence is likely to be installed in the next few months. We are asking all families who use Páirc Uí Chinnéide to get behind this capital investment and make our facilities better and safer for future generations of players and users. Remember, 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. We would like to thank all those who have contributed so far towards this initiative and ask all other families / users of our facilities to please contact Padraig McGrath on 087-8575678 or any club committee member to pledge your support. Thank you!

LOTTO UPDATE The Lotto jackpot is on the climb. Last week’s draw, held on Tuesday November 20th, was for a jackpot of €10,000 and the numbers drawn were 20, 30, 31 & 32 were not matched by any of our players. €30 winners drawn were T & H Cusack, Frank O’Brien, Isabel McCarthy, while the €30 voucher for The Old Thatch was won by the Gaelic Mothers & Others. Next week’s sum of €10,200 is up for grabs on Tuesday

27th of November. Buy your lotto tickets in the local businesses around the village. As they say, if you’re not in …

GOLF SOCIETY UPDATE Our Golf Society is also winding down for 2018, but not quite finished yet. There is a Tuesday outing to Gold Coast, Dungarvan on Tuesday November 27th, while the Christmas Golf Scramble on Saturday December 1st. This event is very suitable for beginners or anyone considering joining the Golf Society for 2019. As usual, time sheets for both are with Ray on 087-2330054.



Our 35th monthly Healthy Clubs Project walk will take place on Sunday week, December 9th in Youghal as we plan to do a historical walk around the old town walls, taking in St. Mary’s Collegiate Church, Tynte’s Castle, the Clock Gate and other historical landmarks around the town. Meet outside Walter Raleigh Hotel at 10.00 a.m. Text our Healthy Clubs Project Officer Liz on 087-6137393 to book your place.


Before then, one of our primary schools, Kyle NS, holds their annual Jingle Bell Jog on Sunday next, December 2nd at 2.00 p.m. Registration is at Kyle School, with a 3.5 km route which you can sprint, run, jog, walk or crawl – whatever takes your fancy! There will be refreshments in the school after the jog and there will be a prize for the best Christmas outfit. Entry is €5 per person or €10 per family, and everyone will get a raffle ticket once they register. C’mon everybody, let’s get into the Christmas spirit and support one of our local schools at the same time.