Killeagh GAA Club

31 December, 2018

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS December 30th 2018

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO


On behalf of the officers and committee of Killeagh GAA Club, I would like to wish you all a restful, relaxing and happy Christmas, and wish everyone the very best for the year that lies ahead of us. I would like to thank you all sincerely for your support for our club to date and ask that you continue to support us in 2019.

I have recently become chairperson of our club, a role which I am honoured to fill, following in the footsteps of great people, many of whom are still heavily involved in our club. I hope to be able to continue the excellent work done to date and build on this to make, as our motto above states, all of us, and ultimately, our club, the best that we can be, both on and off the pitch. I also want to continue to work to make our club inclusive for all in our community, regardless of your name, age, gender, sporting ability, or any other ‘label’ you may be given. This is a club for all – please encourage new people to get involved in our club; we will welcome them!

To make our club the best that it can be requires the goodwill and commitment of many people, so we are asking each one of you for your support in 2019 and beyond. Your support can come in many forms, including:

1. supporting our teams – football and hurling, juvenile and adult, in their matches in Killeagh and beyond;

2. giving your time to volunteer, for example to help with team preparation, supervising at training or Cúl camp, providing catering assistance, or helping with match-day stewarding in Páirc Uí Chinnéide;

3. joining a committee, for example our Juvenile committee, our Healthy Clubs Project, our ‘Lock Up’ team;

4. your financial contributions, which are many – if you buy a weekly or yearly Lotto ticket, enter the Cork Clubs Draw, buy a ticket for the National Club Draw (currently for sale around our community) or contribute to any other regular or once-off fundraisers we run (many thanks to all who have contributed generously to our ‘SPONSOR A SECTION’ fence appeal, which will ensure safe fencing around our pitches).

Should you have any questions, ideas or wish to get more involved, please give me a call at any time.

For now, enjoy the next few days agus go n-éirí go geal libh go léir sa bhliain seo chugainn.

Le meas mór,

Colman Motherway


Killeagh GAA Club


LOTTO UPDATE The Lotto jackpot is a rolling on, but gathering no moss......

The latest club draw took place on Tuesday 18th December, when the jackpot was €10,800 and the numbers drawn were 2, 5, 6 & 9. The Jackpot was not won this time. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were Mike & Trish Landers, Kieran Meade and Kevin & Winnie O’Connor while the €30 voucher for Killeagh Pharmacy, Killeagh was won by the Maggie Walsh.

Our next jackpot will be the first draw of 2019 with a rollover of €11,000 on Wednesday 2nd of January (Please note the change of date for this draw, online sale will close on Tues 1st Jan). €11,000 in your back pocket would be a nice start to the new year!!! Buy your lotto tickets in the local businesses around the village or buy online @ If you are not in, you cannot win... so let’s play & buy a ticket...


The Annual Draw for the club’s DCS fundraising scheme took place after the Lotto Draw on Tuesday 18th December at 8.30pm in the Meeting Rooms. €5,000 in CASH PRIZES were distributed in the Annual Draw and the ten winners are as follows:

1st prize €2000; Billy Smiddy

2nd prize €1000; Conor Murphy

3rd prize €250; Kevin Galvin

4th prize €250; Matt Morehan

5th prize €250; Sean Murphy

6th prize €250; Dominic & Maurette Fogarty

7th prize €250; Ger Ahern

8th prize €250; Tom Fitzgerald

9th prize €250; Sean Treacy

10th prize €250; Mike & Trish Landers


The Killeagh GAA Golf Society are entering their 27th season & if you are interested in joining the Golf Society for their variety of trips away throughout the year for 2019, give Ray Rochford a call on 087-2330054.


The Draws for the Senior, Premier Intermediate & Intermediate Hurling and Football Championships will take place on Tuesday 15th of January at 7.30pm in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. The East Cork Draws will be made at the end of the month for the respective Junior Championships.


On January 13th, we continue our Healthy Clubs Project Monthly Walks throughout 2019 and Number 36 is two routes around Ladysbridge. More details upcoming here next week.....

The "Ireland Lights Up" Operation Transformation nationwide project restarts in Killeagh GAA Grounds this January. The event for 2019 will take place on Thursdays evenings. Therefore, the official opening event will take place on Thursday January 17th at 7.00 p.m. As you will know by now, Operation Transformation begins its 12th season on RTÉ television in the New Year. GAA clubs are already becoming hubs for health through the Healthy Clubs Project.

The floodlights will be turned on from 7pm to 9pm so come along at any time in that two-hour window and walk and/or run as much as you feel able to do, and perhaps have time to talk with friends and neighbours as well. This will run until March 7th as we host our Killeagh 4 Mile Road Race on Sunday 10th March. A perfect way to practice ahead of the race whether you’re a walker or a runner.

We will have time for a cuppa once the walking is done. We would love to see as many people as possible join us, so get up from the table/couch and get yourself down to Páirc Uí Chinnéide!


Our annual Poc Fada took place on St. Stephens Days in mild conditions from Mount Uniacke to Killeagh Village. The 69 teams got started before the 2pm deadline (which they tell me is a record) and ranged from all ages both young & old. They contributed €2,000 to Marymount Hospice in Cork, I’m sure you will agree, a well-worthy cause!

Speaking of old, the Veterans Competition was won by the “Three Musketeers” of Tadgh Landers, Andy Leahy & JP Murphy. Meanwhile, there was a playoff for the Minor title on the main street in Killeagh Village which took place at 5.30pm but saw Ritchie Landers come out on top while Brendan Delaney flew back from Dubai for the Christmas Period to link up with Gary Leahy & Eoghan Keniry to claim top honours and in doing so, picked up the Kennedy Cup.

Overall (Kennedy Cup) - Gary Leahy, Eoghan Keniry & Brendan Delaney

Family (Harry Harris Trophy) - Sean, Deccie & Ritchie Long

Veterans (Kevin Lane Trophy) - Tadgh Landers, John P. Murphy and Andy Leahy

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

U14 Boys (Diarmuid Fogarty Trophy) - David Buckley, Dylan McCarthy and Daniel Walsh

U14 Girls - Suzanne Dignam and Sadhbh McDonnell

U12 Boys - Conor Burns and Fionn Murphy


The brains of Killeagh GAA stalwarts and supporters were put to the test last Friday night, 28th of December when 18 tables filled the answer sheets all in aid of the Killeagh-Itas Juvenile Club. A great atmosphere on the night saw some great banter. Thanks to our MC & Quizmaster supremo Ted O’Brien for the work leading up & on the night. Thanks to all who helped on the night and also a special thanks to Blondie & Debbie, proprietors of the Old Thatch for facilitating us on the night and suppling us with some lovely hot finger food too. The winning team were Denis, Mary & Donnacha Barry who teamed up with Eddie Leahy to claim first prize. Over €1000 was raised for the Juvenile section of the club which will be used to purchase the equipment for the club in the early months of 2019.


Ag tús na bliana nua, on behalf of all at Killeagh GAA, we wish you (the reader) and yours a very Happy and Prosperous New Year. We would like to wish all our members, supporters and all in our community and beyond the very best for 2019. On and off the pitch, we hope the year will bring health, happiness and success for all of you.

Photos attached:

1. Our Club Motto on the wall of the Building in the Club Grounds

2. Our U12 Poc Fada winners were Conor Burns and Fionn Murphy who collect their prize from Killeagh GAA Chairman Colman Motherway

3. Our U14 Poc Fada winners David Buckley, Daniel Walsh and Dylan McCarthy receive the Diarmuid Fogarty Trophy from Finbarr Fogarty

4. The Girls Under 14 team of Suzanne Dignam and Sadhbh McDonnell were the winners of the above category. Here there are collecting their prize of Colman Motherway, Chairman Killeagh GAA

5. Olan Broderick & Ritchie Landers winning the Minor Competition, picking up the Tadgh Coleman Trophy from Killeagh-Itas Secretary Olivia Scully & Kelly Coleman on behalf of the Coleman Family

6. The winning Veteran Team of Andy Leahy, Tadgh Landers & JP Murphy picking up their prize, the Kevin Lane Trophy from Kevin Lane on behalf of the Lane family. Also present is Olivia Scully, Runaí, Killeagh-Itas Juvenile Club

7. Mary Fitzgibbon, Killeagh GAA Secretary presents Harry Harris Trophy to Declan Long who along with his two brothers, Ritchie & Sean who were the winning Family Team for the 2018 Poc Fada.

8. Gary Leahy, who was a part of the Overall winning team at the Poc Fada receives the Kennedy Cup from Helen Kennedy, Also, present in the photo are Colman Motherway, Killeagh GAA Chairman & Denis O’Sullivan, Killeagh GAA.

9. Table Quiz winners collecting their prizes from Olivia Scully (second from left), secretary of Killeagh-Itas Juvenile club. L-R Denis Barry, Olivia Scully, Mary Barry, Eddie Leahy & Donnacha Barry.

10. The team of Niall Crowley, Colm Crowley, William Murphy & Sean Crowley picking up their prize for their second-place finish in the Table Quiz fundraiser. Also included is Olivia Scully, Secretary Killeagh-Itas Juvenile Club

11. The team of ‘Padraig’s Angels’ finished in third place in the quiz. The team of Olivia Kenneally, Liz Lane, Valerie & Padraig McGrath picking up their prize from Olivia Scully, Secretary Killeagh-Itas Juvenile Club