Killeagh GAA Club

11 February, 2019

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS, February 10th 2019

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO


We launched the Killeagh GAA Supporters club in the last fortnight & it is not too late to join us. 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) are be available from any committee member or contact us via email at for more information.


Despite the weather turning poor very late last Thursday evening, there was a healthy atmosphere for the weekly walk around the grounds of Páirc Uí Chinnéide.

It is great to see so many from the community using the lights to their advantage while the weather is quite mild currently. We are open to all in the community, whether you’re a member or not, join us over the next three Thursday nights from 7pm – 9pm.

We will ‘light up’, we will be there, but will you?


Next Saturday, at 2pm in Pairc Ui Rinn, we will see the Harty cup return to Cork after a 13 year long wait. Of course, it is Christians (CBC) who have not been in a final since 1918 who take on Midleton CBS who were the last Cork team to win the Harty competition in 2006. Best of luck to the Killeagh-Itas players on the day who are part of the Midleton CBS Squad on the day, Olan Broderick, Dylan Hogan, Ritchie Landers, Padraig Leahy & Ryan McCarthy. The whole club is behind ye, go and bring it home! Your support for the lads is appreciated.

It should be a great occasion with the B final on too between two Cork sides, Hamilton HS of Bandon & Rochestown College. That night, the Cork Hurlers play Clare at 7:15pm so a big hurling day for Cork next Saturday


There was a superb atmosphere at Páirc Uí Chinnéide on Sunday last as we had people pushing the doors down to join Killeagh GAA club for the forthcoming year. We had a lot of new families who are joining for the first time which is always great to see new faces around. If you haven’t paid your registration for 2019 yet, it isn’t too late, you can contact any committee member for more information or take a glance at our special offers with the Killeagh GAA Supporters Club.


At our registration day, we launched the Killeagh 4 Mile Road Race in association with Youghal AC which is generously sponsored by Niall Guerin Construction. The walkers in association with the Killeagh Healthy Clubs project will set off at 10am, meanwhile the race proper will start at 11am. Same route as last two years, starting on Cork Road heading towards Mogeely and after 2 miles turn left down to Garrenjames with finish line at the gates of Páirc Uí Chinnéide.

Race Headquarters is at Killeagh GAA Club with pre/post changing & showering facilities available in the clubhouse on the day with refreshments afterwards. The race is Chip-timed & holds an AAI Permit. We will have more information upcoming over the next few weeks.

What would you do with €12,200...

The latest club draw took place on Tuesday 5th February. The jackpot was €12,000 & the numbers drawn were 4, 14, 21 & 23. The Jackpot was not won this time. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were Margaret Burns, Louise Foley & Adam Beecher while this week’s €30 voucher was for the O’Neills Londis and that was won by Rose O’Brien.

Next week’s jackpot, €12,200 is on the table for Tuesday 12yeth 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 we asked you last week to take a look at the picture below and see if you can anyone who you might recognize when Killeagh were competing in Munster and All-Ireland Championships back in 1998.

Well, included in the photo below are; Middle pair on front row are Anthony Flavin & Mary Flavin-Colbert along with club officers David ‘Junior’ Scully & the late Tom Fitzgibbon (both on back right) who were honouring the Scór All Ireland Nuachleas (Novelty Act) success. Also included are the former Runaì of the County Board Frank Murphy & former Chairperson Brian Barrett on front right.


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 or the PRO regarding such.


Our first league game of 2019 is on Friday 15th February & it is a Junior Football League Division 1 game as we host our near neighbours & 2018 league winners (since last Saturday’s victory over Midleton) Fr O’Neills down in Páirc Uí Chinnéide with a 7.45pm throw-in. Please show your support to Manager John O’Connor and his charges as they look to open their account with a home victory.


The winners and runners-up of the GAA Museum’s Secondary School Writing Competition were congratulated by An Uachtarán Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, John Horan, at a special presentation in Croke Park recently. The competition was organised as part of a series of initiatives to celebrate 20 years of the GAA Museum and encouraged students to submit essays, short stories and poems on the theme of ‘The GAA is at the heart of who we are.’

Among these was Killeagh’s very own superstar writer Eoin Brenner, who wrote about a young boy who is only 15 years who ‘never seen anything that brings the community together quite like a GAA match.’

Well done Eoin, a superb read and hopefully we will see you write these columns and pages for the GAA club very soon!!


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 11:30am 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. Please attend if you are a member.

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 fixtures for the opening round of championship were released midweek as sees our opening round game against Na Piarsaigh take place on Easter Sunday, April 21st in Páirc Uí Rinn with a 2pm throw in. Only 9 weeks to go before then so the lads are knuckling down to the hard grind.

The East Cork Board Draws were made on Wednesday evening and took just shy of 30 mins.

In the Junior A Hurling Championship, we were put into bat against defending Jamesie Kelleher Cup holders Russell Rovers while in the Junior A Football Championship, we will play Cobh in the opening round.

For the rest of the competitions, they are round robin formats. So, these are the following draws we are in;

Junior ‘B’ HC (Round Robin) Group B with Sarsfields & Bride Rovers;
Junior ‘C’ FC (Round Robin) Group B with Lisgoold, St. Catherine’s & Youghal;
Junior ‘C’ HC (Round Robin) Group B with Russell Rovers, Midleton & Carraig Na Bhfear;
U21 B Football (Round Robin) Group B with Castlelyons & Fr O’Neills;
U21 B Hurling (Round Robin) Group B with Russell Rovers & Lisgoold;

Also, best of luck to Shane Supple who is the new Imokilly Football Manager as they take on Duhallow in the opening round of the championship in late March. Hopefully we will see a few Green & White socks of Glenbower Rovers players on that team!

Shane is also in order of congratulations from last Wednesday nights draw as that was streamed on the Imokilly Facebook page and was great to watch from home for all to enjoy!


If you are interested in entering 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.


Thanks to all who returned tickets whether sold or unsold to the club in recent days. Later this week, we will hold a Killeagh only confined draw where five people will win €100. We will put up the results here & on our social media when draw is made.

Well done & huge kudos to Conor Cronin and his team for the hard work put in over the last two months.



20 walkers had a fantastic morning in Kilcredan and Ballycrenane on Sunday last where, led by Deirdre Fitzgibbon (Millerick), a native of Kilcredan, they got an insight into the history of the church, graveyard, coastline and school. Our most interesting sights are often right under our nose! Thank you to Deirdre and everyone who participated.

Next month, we join other walkers before the 4 Mile Road Race on Sunday 10th March, beginning at our clubhouse at 10am. If you are interested in joining them on their monthly walks, please text Liz, our Healthy Clubs officer on 087-6137393. 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
Golf Outing Away to Wexford on 1st/2nd March, entry closes Monday Feb 18th
Killeagh Healthy Clubs 4 Mile Road Race/Walk takes place on Sunday 10th March at 11am/10am respectively
1st Round of Cork SHC vs Na Piarsaigh on April 21st at 2pm in Páirc Uí Rinn.
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
On Sunday last, the launch of the Killeagh 4 Mile Road Race sponsored by Niall Guerin Construction for Sunday March 10th. Included are Killeagh GAA Chairman Colman Motherway, Race Organiser Dave Barry & Race Sponsor Niall Guerin.
The official poster for the Killeagh 4 Mile Road Race in association with Youghal AC sponsored by Niall Guerin Construction.
The 20 walkers who took part in the Killeagh Healthy Club Monthly Walks No. 37 in Kilcredan on last Sunday.
The All Ireland Scór Nuachleas (Novelty Act) success of Anthony Flavin & Mary Flavin-Colbert back in 1998. Did you guess the faces correctly?
Eoin Brenner picking up his runner up prize from An Uachtarán Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, John Horan. Also pictured is Ms. Murphy, English Teacher in Midleton CBS.
Eoin Brenner’s piece where he was chosen as runner up in the Croke Park Museum Secondary Schools Senior Cycle Short Story Competition.


Registration Night:  Our registration night went ahead on Thursday last 7th.   A large number of players and their parents attended, all looking forward to a successful and fun year.  A welcome cup of tea was provided by Yvette and of course there was no shortage of a chat!

Under 12s   Our under 12s are training every Wednesday evening under the watchful eye of Len O’Regan.  Over the next number of weeks the fitness sessions will be run by Aine Power.  Great fun is evident during the indoor sessions with the large number of girls enjoying every moment.   Their first indoor Camogie session began last Saturday 9th 12noon – 1pm.

Ashbourne and Purcell Cups.  3rd Level Camogie   The weekend saw a number of our players taking part in the third level colleges Camogie semi finals and finals. Kate Mary was involved with CIT in the Purcell Cup while Aoife Walsh was a selector with the team.  Unfortunately they were narrowly beaten in the semi- final.  Chloe, Hannah and Ciara all played with UCC winning the Semi final with a one point win over WIT.  This gruelling game had an impact in the final as UL cruised to their win in the semi fin al and seemed to have more in the tank in the final 15 mins of the final.  The score was UL 3.08 UCC 0.08.  The score certainly flattered UL as the game was finely balanced up to the last 10 mins.

Safeguarding Course.  We are running a safeguarding course on Wednesday 27th Feb. 6.30 – 9.30.  This is a compulsory course for all trainers/coaches, officers and committee members.

Church Gate Collection.  Our church gate collection is this weekend 16th and 17th We appreciate all your support.