Killeagh GAA Club

28 January, 2019

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS, January 27th 2019

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO


Last Thursday evening, January 20th saw TV Sensation & Operation Transformation Leader, Pamela McDermott Swayne call out to the 205 walkers in attendance to walk around Páirc Uí Chinnéide for the Killeagh Healthy Club’s involvement in the Ireland Lights Up/Operation Transformation initiative. There was a great atmosphere among all on the night asking the ‘local celebrity’ how she was getting on and sending her the well-wishes of the club to her on the night.

The children on the night were literally star struck, followed her all around the fields and couldn’t stop talking to Pamela but only wanted to know how she was getting on TV! Everyone enjoyed their nights walking (or jogging) and afterwards all were treated to a cup of tea and some fresh fruit in our meeting room. We hope to see Pamela back in Páirc Uí Chinnéide on another Thursday night very soon!

We are ‘lit up’ and everyone in the community is welcome for each of the next five Thursdays throughout January & February between 7pm and 9pm at no cost to you – we will be there, but will you?


On Sunday morning, we received the confirmation that the Juvenile club received the top-level Gold Standard of accreditation for the 2018 Benchmarking 2020 Vision Initiative. This award recognizes the great work being completed by the coaches throughout the underage structure and the promotion of Gaelic Games throughout the community.

Well done to all involved in the success of this award including Juvenile Chair Sean Crowley & Secretary Olivia O’Rourke and all the coaches who put in trojan work week in week out into the Underage academies.

LOTTO UPDATE: What would €11,800 look like in your back pocket...

The latest club draw took place on Tuesday 22nd January. The jackpot was €11,600. The numbers drawn were 3, 25, 32 & 35. The Jackpot was not won this occasion. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were James & Joanne Landers, Gerard Murray & Brian Murphy while this week’s €30 voucher was for Kennedy’s Bar and that was won by George Fogarty.

Next week’s jackpot will be €11,800 on Tuesday 29th of January. What would you do with the money?? Want to play...?? Get €2, buy your lotto tickets in the local businesses around the village or play online @ Sales close on Tuesday at 7pm.


A huge congratulations to the Killeagh-Itas players involved in last Saturday’s Harty Cup semi-final win over De La Salle. Some divine intervention was needed from midfielder Ryan McCarthy from a 60-yard free somehow ended up in the back of the net in the third minute of injury time sending Midleton CBS through to their 10th Harty final with a two point victory, 1-11 to 12 points.

They now face Christian Brothers College of Cork in the final on Saturday 16th of February (Venue & Time TBC), one certain thing though is that the Dr. Harty Cup is coming back to Cork after a 13 year wait, (hopefully it will be to the CBS)! The Killeagh-Itas players included are Olan Broderick, Dylan Hogan, Richie Landers, Padraig Leahy & Ryan McCarthy! Well done lads and keeping putting in the hard yards like you are with your studies, the results will fall your way! Your club is behind you!


With the good weather continuing over the past week, some of our teams including the Senior Hurling and Junior Football teams have returned to the training paddocks to take the 2019 season head on. The Hurling & Football leagues will be kicking into gear very shortly. Meanwhile, the ball alley is getting busy too with some of our younger sides also getting back into the groove.

REMINDER FOR PLAYERS AND MANAGERS... if you are back training shortly, all players must pay their membership in full to Club Registrar prior to any match being played. Please contact any committee of above regarding this matter. If you are looking to book the pitch or hall, please contact Colman Motherway.


The Killeagh GAA Golf Society have kicked off their 27th season in fantastic fashion this past week at Fota Island Golf Club.

The Results were; 1st Des Cleary 39, 2nd Ray Rochford 36, 3rd Bill Moriarity 35

Best Gross; Tim Murphy, 5th John Walsh 35 & 6th Kieran Scully 34.

Thanks to all who competed last Tuesday.

Their next outing of the new season is to West Waterford on Tuesday 26th February for the charity day where the winner will receive the Margaret Rochford memorial trophy and the runner up will get the Tom Fitzgibbon memorial trophy. It is a shot-gun start at 1:30pm and the sheet is with Ray on 087-2330054. The 2018 Charity day raised €885 for Mercy Foundation so for 2019, we would love to see this figure tipple the €1,000 mark!

Meanwhile, bookings are now being taken for the weekend trip away to Treacy’s Hotel Enniscorthy for March 1st & 2nd. They will be playing at Enniscorthy Golf club on 1st March, while they head to Bunclody Golf Club on March 2nd. For more details, please contact Tim 087-2542193 or Society Captain Conor 086-6015056 or Colin 087-9489446.

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 County Board Draws have taken place and sees in Round 1 of the Senior Hurling Championship, we were drawn against Na Piarsaigh! Dates, times & the venue will be confirmed in next few weeks.

The East Cork Board Draws will be made on Wednesday 30th of January for the respective Junior Championships and will be streamed on the East Cork Board (Imokilly) Facebook page.


On Thursday 31st, the January Draw for the Cork GAA Clubs draw takes place at the Killeagh GAA Clubhouse. We are looking forward in hosting the first draw in 2019 and hopefully we have a local winner or two. In recent months, we have had some lucky winners, The Golf Society won a pair of tickets for Premium Area in Páirc Uí Chaoimh along with €5k in cash while in the December 2017 draw, Mike & Trish Landers won €3k in cash.

So, if you are interested in entering the above draw before the next draw on Thursday evening, please contact Dave Barry on 087-8123352 or any committee member. €20,000 cash is the first prize this month & a load of prizes to be given away as well on night.


Our National Club Draw tickets are still on sale in our community for the next two weeks at €10 each. As an incentive we will hold a Killeagh Only Confined Draw for all Killeagh tickets with five prizes of 100E each. Remember ALL money raised stays directly in the GAA club. Thank you to all who have already purchased and please ask any member of our committee if you wish to purchase a ticket. ALL TICKETS need to be returned to the Ticket Co-Ordinator by Thursday 7th February. For more details, contact Conor Cronin on 086-6015056.



We stay in the Ballymacoda / Ladysbridge parish for our next walk with Monthly Walk No. 37 taking place around Kilcredan & Ballycrenane on Sunday February 10th (this is our registration day also so a busy GAA day!). Details upcoming here very soon....


Remember, stay tuned to our social media channels on Facebook ‘Killeagh GAA’ or Twitter @KilleaghGAA for further up to date information on club on-goings.


1. Every Thursday evening until 28th Feb, Operation Transformation Walk around Páirc Uí Chinnéide 7-9pm

2. Cork GAA Clubs January 2019 Draw takes place at Killeagh GAA Clubhouse on Thursday January 31st at 8.30pm

3. Killeagh GAA Registration Day, Sunday 10th February 2-4pm at Killeagh GAA Clubhouse. All welcome including new members & families.

4. Killeagh Healthy Clubs 4 Mile Road Race/Walk takes place on Sunday 10th March at 11am/10am

5. Killeagh GAA Golf Classic takes place on July 11th to July 13th


By Tricia Treacy

Healthy Clubs; Well done to all our members who are taking part in the IRELAND LIGHTS UP/GET IRELAND WALKING on Thursday nights in the GAA field between 7pm – 9pm.

College Camogie; Our players Chloe Sigerson, Hannah Looney and Ciara Daly are involved with UCC in preparation for the Ashbourne Cup Weekend. They have already reached the Semi Finals to be played in Mallow on Weekend of Feburary 9th-10th.

Intercounty Camogie; Our club players Chloe, Laura, Stephanie and Hannah will be in action against Waterford next Sunday 3rd February in Castle Road at 2pm. The Cork game Versus Wexford last Saturday was postponed.


National Club Draw. National Club Draw tickets are still on sale in our community for the next 2 weeks at 10E each. As an incentive we will hold a CONFINED DRAW for all Killeagh tickets with five prizes of 100E each. Remember ALL money raised stays directly in the GAA club. Thank you to all who have already purchased and please ask any member of our committee if you wish to purchase a ticket.

GAA GOLF SOCIETY: The Killeagh GAA Golf Society are in 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.


Killeagh GAA Golf Society

AWAY OUTING 1ST & 2ND of March 2019

Treacy’s Hotel Enniscorthy


2 Nights B&B + 1 x 4 COURSE Evening Meal €119.00 per person sharing.

Friday Night Only B&B + 4 Course Evening Meal €69.00 per person sharing.

Fri 1st of March playing Enniscorthy Golf Club Tee Times 10.30-11.10

Sat 2nd of March playing Bunclody Golf Club 11.30-12.10

To Book: Contact Tim 087 2542193 or Society Captain Conor 086 6015056 or Colin 087 9489446.

Please book in plenty of time so we can guarantee accommodation.