Killeagh GAA Club

03 December, 2018

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS November 25th,  2018

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO


She won an All-Ireland Camogie title with Cork defeating Kilkenny in a titanic battle to help her county retain the O’Duffy Cup on the 9th of September, she picked up her first All-Star for Left-Half Back for this year, gets narrowly pushed out for Player of the Year (quite harshly in this writer’s eyes) but no surprise to see Killeagh Camogie Player, Chloe Sigerson on the list as one of the 26 Nominations for the RTÉ Sport Sports Person of the Year for 2018.

Chloe has been outstanding for both club and county this year. She scored 6 points in the knockout stages of the All-Ireland Camogie championship and adds her name to a long, illustraous list of players who have All-Ireland medals in their back pocket from the Killeagh Club. Well Done Chloe from us all!!!



Our inaugural Sean Lavery Memorial Football Tournament, aka “Friday Night Lights” finished up after four weeks in Killeagh on Friday evening last (what a pleasure to be still playing football on the last evening of November) for our U16 and minor footballers. Thankfully, it was a mild and dry evening, and a nice crowd, some having their first look, gathered to watch proceedings. The format for the finals was different from the league games, and it was two straight finals, albeit with a little tweak once again to the scoring format. For the first half of each final (20 minutes), teams were only able to score goals, while full scoring rules applied for the second half.

The ‘B’ Final was an extremely close affair, with the Reds and Blues engaged in a ding-dong battle throughout. The Reds were strengthened by Richie Landers’ ‘guest appearance’ as substitute for the injured Adrian Galvin, and he played extremely well throughout, banging in plenty of goals. At half time, the Blues held a slender advantage (5 goals to 4), with Barry Motherway, Jamie Fogarty and Ciaran Leahy very prominent. Tony McCarthy and Cian McDonald were very impressive for the Reds, and the second half continued to be very close, with little between the teams at any stage. With the final whistle looming, the Reds had nudged in front, but the Blues got the final score to win a thrilling match by 11-2 to 11-0.

The ‘A’ Final, played for the Sean Lavery Shield, saw end-to-end action from first whistle to last. In the first half, the Greens had five different scorers (Eoin Brenner, Olin Hennessy, Paul Delaney, Oisin McCarthy and Paudie Mackey) and this gave them a 5-2 half-time lead, although the main difference between the two teams was the profligacy of the Yellows in the shooting zone, as they had many shots either well saved by the rotating goalkeeper (Dylan Hogan and Paul Delaney most effective in defence) or ending up inches wide of the target. The Greens started very quickly in the second half and led by 8-5 to 3-0 after eight minutes, and the game looked to be up for the Yellows. However, they battled on, led by captain Kieran Daly, and four quick goals from Kieran and Robert Sinclair brought them right back into contention. At 10-5 to 8-0 with four minutes left, it looked like the Greens had stemmed the tide, but the Yellows put in one last effort and rattled in three more goals to trail by just two points (10-5 to 11-0) with just a minute left.

Could they complete an improbable comeback? Not quite, as a George Walsh point and a Paul Delaney goal closed it out for the Greens – winners by 11-6 to 11-0. Great excitement and a fitting end to a thrilling four weeks of action! At this point, everyone returned to our indoor hall where refreshments were provided to all present. Sean Lavery’s family, Mary, Ross and Aisling, had been present from the beginning of the evening to watch the matches, and they presented prizes to all players – gumshields to the runner-up teams and kit bags to the winning teams – as well as the Shield to winning Greens captain Olin Hennessy. Many thanks to all who helped to make this innovative tournament a success – particularly the players, without whose interest it could not have gone ahead. Thanks also to referees Colman Motherway & Johnny Brenner, to Haulie Collins who prepared the pitches in advance each evening, and to Mary Collins for setting up the hall on the final night. Thanks to everyone who brought food and assisted with catering on the final evening, which overall, was a fitting tribute to Sean both on and off the pitch!


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

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.




The Killeagh/Itas Juvenile AGM took place on Monday 26th of November at the Killeagh GAA Club. Killeagh GAA Adult Chairman Colman Motherway welcomed everyone to the meeting and thanked all coaches and volunteers for their hard work and dedication for all teams throughout 2018 & wished all involved the very best for 2019. He thanked Sean Crowley & Olivia O’Rourke for their great leadership throughout the year and hopefully that 2019 will be a more fruitful year for teams on the field.

With all the front bench positions filled in the clubs, here is the full list below;

Killeagh GAA Officers 2019:

President; Denis Barry

Chairperson; Colman Motherway

Vice-Chairperson; Ger Scully

Secretary; Mary Fitzgibbon

Treasurer; Ray Dwyer

Vice-Treasurer; Cian Fogarty

PRO; Patrick Mulcahy

Registrar; Kieran Scully & Tadgh O'Connor

Facilities Manager; Sean Treacy

East Cork Board Delegates: Sean Murphy & Junior Scully

Co. Board Delegates: Tim Crotty & Damien Irwin

Cultural Officer: Junior Scully

Healthy Clubs Officer: Liz Sinclair

Killeagh/Itas Juvenile GAA:

Juvenile Chairperson; Sean Crowley

Juvenile Vice-Chairperson; Michael Lynch

Juvenile Secretary; Olivia O'Rourke



Your support for our Fence Upgrade Project has been FANTASTIC to date. Your contributions & pledges have us well on the way for having the project awarded & into construction early in the new year.

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.

For those who have yet pledged their €100 for ‘sponsor a section’ & are yet to meet someone to give their sponsorship to, Padraig McGrath will be in the club meeting room on Tuesday evening next 4th Dec from 8pm to 9pm to accept sponsorship.

Thank you again for your generosity towards this much needed safety improvement of your Club Facilities.



The demise of Scór in the Imokilly region has been well flagged here before, but unfortunately the decline is terminal, and it should probably be wrapped up now before it is left to linger painfully any longer. Our Tráth na gCeist (question time) team had no opponents for Saturday evening’s East Cork final in Lisgoold and thus this event was scrapped. Our solo singer Ava Hennessy finished second in her competition, while our Ceol Uirlise (instrumental music) team of Ava Hennessy, Anna Sheehan, Gráinne Ahern, Miriam Keniry and Zoe Whelan upset the odds in defeating favourites Glanmire in that final. Well done girls, a fantastic achievement! County semi-final now in Ovens next Saturday – best wishes girls!


The Lotto jackpot is rollin’, rollin’ rollin’......

Last week’s draw took place on Tuesday November 27th, the jackpot was a cool €10,200 and the numbers drawn were 7, 15, 30 & 34. Jackpot was not won this time. The €30 winners drawn were Deirdre Smiddy, Eilish Griffin & Pat Kirby while the €30 voucher for Uncle Sams was won by the Tomás Treacy. Next week’s jackpot will be a rollover of €10,400 on Tuesday 4th of December. Buy your lotto tickets in the local businesses around the village or buy online @

And as a Bruce-y Bonus, yes, swit-swoo..... for all players entering the draw on Tuesday 11th December, there will be some Christmas prizes for up grabs. So how do you play, you buy a ticket.... (or two).



The 26th Annual Killeagh GAA Golf Society Scramble took place at West Waterford Golf Club last Saturday 1st December. West Waterford Lady Captain Jean O’Donovan welcomed the players and spectators to the club and a mighty day was had by all, in what turned out to be a titanic finish for top honours. Thanks to our main sponsor on the day, Dominic and Maurette Fogarty, Fogarty’s Garage Main Street, Killeagh. The event was also sponsored by Matt Morehan and West Waterford Golf Club

There were four teams all finished on the same score of 69. To decide the winners, we had to re-check the scores on countback over the last 9 holes (although we were tempted to hire out some floodlights to make them play some playoff holes simliar to Messrs. Mickleson & Woods last week!!!) In the end, after double & treble checking scorecards, the winners were the team of Trish Treacy, Mattie Treacy & Ray Rochford (69). Runners up were John P. Murphy, Eamon Hickey & Davy O’Keeffe (69). In 3rd place were William Murphy, Michael Murphy & Sean Supple (69), while the Best visitors were Tim Murphy, Denis Heffernan & Martin O’Regan (69). Well done to all who top part on the day.
Also, a special word of thanks to Haulie Collins for driving the bus on the day.

Don’t forget if you are interested in joining the Golf Society for their variety of trips away golfing throughout the year for 2019, give Ray Rochford a call on 087-2330054.




Our 35th monthly Healthy Clubs Project walk will take place on Sunday, 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.




> On Friday 7th of December, there is a Table Quiz in aid of the HOPE Foundation at the Two Mile Inn at 8pm. The organisers of this event are two Inch Rovers Under 16 players, Ciara Irwin & Elena Kelleher. Both ladies will be travelling with the HOPE Foundation to India next March.

> Our Annual Long Puck takes place on St. Stephens Day, 26th of December. More details regarding this event will be issued here over next few weeks.

> The Table Quiz in aid of the Juvenile Club will take place on Friday 28th of December at the Old Thatch in Killeagh starting at 9.30pm. Time to start swotting off some answers.... (Name the Killeagh player who is nominated for the Sportsperson of the Year award in RTÉ?...)




Photos attached:

Presentation being made of the Sean Lavery Shield to Greens Captain Olin Hennessy by the Lavery Family following the Friday Night Lights Sevens Tournament.
The Green Team before the “A” Final of the Friday Night Lights Tournament
Mary, Ross & Aisling Lavery make the present the winning Green team with the Sean Lavery Shield after defeating the Yellows in a thrilling ‘A’ Final at Páirc Uí Chinnéide last Friday evening. In photo, Left to Right, Back; Dylan Hogan, Mary Lavery, Olin Hennessy (captain), Aisling Lavery, Ross Lavery, Oisin McCarthy & George Walsh Wallace. Front; Paul Delaney, Danny Cunningham, Paudie Mackey & Eoin Brenner.
The Blue Team lining out prior to the ‘B’ Final.
‘Clearing their lines’ Greens defender Paul Delaney trying to clear his lines, defying pressure from Yellows player Brian Murphy
An interested spectator on Friday night was next year’s Junior ‘A’ football manager John O’Connor watching out for talent coming through the Juvenile ranks.
Referee Colman Motherway throws in the ball to start the ‘A’ Final between the Greens and Yellows.
(L-R) Colman Motherway, Chairman of Killeagh GAA, Ross, Mary & Aisling Lavery.
The Red Team lining out prior to the start of the finals last Friday night.
The Yellow team togged our prior to the ‘A’ Final versus the Green team.
Referees Colman Motherway & Johnny Brenner comparing scores (& notes) at Half Time of the two finals.
The team of Zoe Whelan, Miriam Keniry, Anna Sheehan, Grainne Keniry & Ava Hennessy following their victory in the Scór Na nÓg Ceol Uirlise section last Saturday evening in Lisgoold.
Dominic Fogarty makes the presentation to winning team of the 26th Annual Killeagh GAA Golf Scramble at West Waterford GC. (L-R) Colin Fogarty, Killeagh GAA Golf Society Captain, Mattie Tracey, winning team, Dominic Fogarty, Fogarty Bros. Garage Killeagh (main sponsor on day), Trish Treacy, winning team, Ray Rochford, winning team & West Waterford Lady Captain Jean O’Donovan.
The poster of the Table Quiz raising money for the two Inch Rovers ladies in aid of the HOPE Foundation as outlined under ‘Dates for your Diary’
The ‘Sponsor A Section’ poster which the club are pushing in order to raise money to build new fencing around Páirc Uí Chinnéide.