Killeagh GAA Club

04 February, 2019

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS, February 2nd 2019

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO


On Thursday night at the Cork GAA clubs draw, we launched the Killeagh GAA Supporters club & we are asking all members, supporters and those in our community to consider in joining this open-ending club.

Existing members of the current DCS (Development Contribution Scheme) will automatically be included in this new venture. Letters (as outlined below) will be available on February 10th at Registration day or contact us via email at for more information.


Despite the poor weather forecasts leading up to last Thursday evening, a superb crowd turned out for the weekly walk around the grounds of Páirc Uí Chinnéide.

While the forecasters told us that we would have a cold wind with snow possible on night, it was very much the opposite of what happened. A dry, mild night was instore for our walkers who ranged from all ages (2-72). Great to see so many from the community using the lights to their advantage while the weather is quite mild currently.

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


Continuing from their successful coaching structures of the underage academy in 2017, it continued very much in 2018 when last Sunday morning, it was confirmed that the Killeagh-Itas Juvenile club that were the recipients of the highest level of the 2018 Benchmarking 2020 Vision Initiative, being the Gold standard. The awards took place in Páirc Uí Rinn on Sunday, where County Coaching Officer Ronan Dwane presented all the participating clubs with their respective awards. Well done to all coaches & mentors who put in so much work during the year, it is very much appreciated by one and all!

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.

What would €12,000 look like in your back pocket...

The latest club draw took place on Tuesday 29th January. The jackpot was €11,800 & the numbers drawn were 9, 16, 30 & 35. The Jackpot was not won this occasion. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were Mary Fitzgibbon, Denise & Shane Smiddy & Patricia Long while this week’s €30 voucher was for the Old Thatch, Killeagh and that prize was won by Alfie Foley.

Next week’s jackpot is a lovely round figure of €12,000 on Tuesday 5th of February. 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 locally on Tuesday at 7pm.



This year the GAA celebrates Scór in its 50th year in operation around the GAA clubs of Ireland. Down throughout the years, Killeagh who are an active club in this off-the-field competition always are well represented. It is slightly disappointing to see that it has curtailed over the last decade, but see below in picture if you can anyone who you might recognize when Killeagh were competing in Munster and All-Ireland Championships back in 1997 & 1998.... Answers will be revealed in next week’s notes.


With the football leagues kicking back into the on-field action over the next few weeks, just a gentle REMINDER FOR PLAYERS AND MANAGERS, 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 for any training sessions, please contact Colman Motherway regarding such.


The Killeagh GAA Golf Society are in their 27th season currently and have plenty of events upcoming over the next few weeks.

Firstly, they travel to West Waterford Golf Club 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!

For anyone interested in participating in our away outing to Enniscorthy, please book your place with Tim Crotty 087-2542193, Colin Fogarty 087-9489446 or Conor Cronin 086-6015056.

Details of the outing are as follows;

-Friday 1st of March, Enniscorthy Golf Club, 12pm tee time.

-Saturday 2nd of March, Bunclody Golf Club 11:30 tee time.

Accommodation Treacy's Hotel Enniscorthy,

-2 Nights B&B + 1 Evening meal €119 pp sharing.

-Fri night only incl Evening meal €69 pp sharing.


The Society’s AGM has been confirmed for 9pm on Friday February 22nd in the Clubhouse.

Finally, 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 were postponed due to the inclement weather last Wednesday evening and will now be made on Wednesday 6th of February for the respective Junior Championships and will be streamed on the East Cork Board (Imokilly) Facebook page.


On last Thursday 31st January, we hosted the January Draw for the Cork GAA Clubs draw which took place at the Killeagh GAA Clubhouse. In front of a decent, healthy crowd which commenced at 8.40pm, the draw was supervised by Pearse Murphy, club member Tim Crotty, various officials from the County board & East Cork Board, as well as some locals from the community and some visitors from around the county (which they are always welcome to Páirc Uí Chinnéide).

Well done to Catherine O’Driscoll of Bishopstown who was drawn for the first prize of €20,000. While the prizes were spread around the county, there was one local winner from the club. John Clifford Snr. won €150 cash in the confined Divisional draw.

In recent months, we have had some lucky winners, including the Killeagh GAA Golf Society who were presented with a cheque for €18,000 on Thursday night prior to the January draw being commenced.

So, if you are interested in entering the above draw before the next draw in late February, 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 until Friday 8th of February. 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 if you have not a chance to purchase a ticket, 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 Friday 8th February. For more details, contact Conor Cronin on 086-6015056.


Last Friday the 25th January, 24 talented inter-county GAA players have graduated from The Jim Madden GPA Leadership Programme at a special ceremony in Maynooth University. Among these was Killeagh’s own ‘Rock’ herself Laura Treacy who was quoted ‘it was an amazing experience with many challenges but one I will be recommending for years to come.’

Well Done Laura on graduating from that programme and we look forward in seeing you around the fields of Páirc Uí Chinnéide soon.



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!). Meet outside Kilcredan School at 10am. Please Text Liz, our Healthy Clubs officer on 087-6137393, if coming on the walk. New families & walkers are always welcome.


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.


Every Thursday evening until 28th Feb, Operation Transformation Walk around Páirc Uí Chinnéide 7-9pm
Killeagh GAA Registration Day, Sunday 10th February 2-4pm at Killeagh GAA Clubhouse. All welcome including new members & families.
Killeagh Healthy Clubs 4 Mile Road Race/Walk takes place on Sunday 10th March at 11am/10am respectively
Killeagh GAA Golf Classic takes place on July 11th to July 13th


Photos attached:

Our Club Motto on the wall of the Building in the Club Grounds
Killeagh GAA Supporters Club leaflet page 1
Killeagh GAA Supporters Club leaflet page 2
The balls being drawn for first prize in the Cork GAA Clubs January 2019 Draw. Pic L-R; Jamie Fogarty, U16 Player Killeagh-Itas, Pearse Murphy, Cork GAA Clubs Draw Co-Ordinator & Paudie Mackey, U16 Player Killeagh-Itas
‘Where are my numbers in the Draw Drum....?’ Everyone tries to find their number before the draw commences
Crowd in attendance at January Draw last Thursday night
Killeagh GAA Golf Society picking up their winnings from the first prize of the Cork GAA Clubs December 2018 draw.

Pic Back Row L-R; James Fogarty, Tim Crotty, Society Captain Colin Fogarty, Cork County Board Chairperson Tracey Kennedy, Padraig McGrath, Cork GAA Clubs Draw Co=Ordinator Pearse Murphy, Sean Treacy & Killeagh Co-Ordinator for Cork GAA Clubs Draw Dave Barry

Front Row; Ray Rochford & Kieran Scully

Cork County Board Chairperson Tracey Kennedy addressing the crowd prior to the commencement of the January 2019 draw at the Killeagh GAA clubhouse
Cork County Board Coaching Officer Ronan Dwane presenting the 2018 Benchmarking Gold Award to Tracey Kennedy on behalf of the Killeagh-Itas GAA Club (pic. Courtesy of Shane Supple)
Killeagh Camogie player Laura Treacy receives her award for her particapation in the Jim Madden Leadership programme
Reeling in the Years from successful times in Scór but can you recongise you these people are...?