Killeagh GAA Club

25 February, 2019

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS, February 24th 2019

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO


A warm reception was had last Tuesday evening as the the Killeagh-Itas players who were part of the Midleton CBS Harty Winning team made a special appearance in the club house with a special visitor, the Dr. Harty Cup making its first showing for over 13 years.

It was a special evening for the club, especially as the Midleton side were led by Killeagh captain Dylan Hogan along with his team mates Olan Broderick, Ritchie Landers, Padraig Leahy & Ryan McCarthy. It was great to have such a good turnout especially when it was at such short notice on the day. The under 12’s were just finished training when the lads arrived, so it was great for the younger members of the club realise the importance of Saturday’s victory. A lot of pictures and autographs were taken afterwards with the lads.

But it is back to the playing fields next Saturday March 2nd as Midleton CBS move into the Masita All Ireland Post Primary Schools Quarter Final as they will face Coláiste Eoin of Stillorgan, Dublin who were beaten by St. Kieran’s of Kilkenny 1-17 to 2-7 on Sunday afternoon. Venue & Time TBC. Log onto our social media for latest information this weekend on the game.


We launched the Killeagh GAA Supporters club in the last few weeks & 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 are be available from any committee member or contact us via email at for more information.


Another superb crowd turned out in Páirc Uí Chinnéide last Thursday evening and took sole advantage of the floodlights being turned up to clock up the steps for their daily counts.

We are open to all in the community, whether you’re a member of the GAA Club or not, join us for the last Thursday night, 28th February from 7pm – 9pm.

For our final week, we will have Operation Transformation leader Pamela McDermott Swayne returning to Páirc Uí Chinnéide so hopefully, our members of Killeagh GAA & members of the local community will turn out in force.

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


If you haven’t paid your registration for 2019 yet or you are looking to join our ever-growing club, it is never 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.


Time is ticking as preparations for the Killeagh Healthy Clubs 4 Mile Road Race are well underway at this stage. The race which is in association with Youghal AC and is generously sponsored by Niall Guerin Construction, will take place on Sunday March 10th with the walkers in association with the Killeagh Healthy Clubs project setting off at 10am, meanwhile the race proper will start at 11am. Same route as last two years, a flat, fast course 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, the course is accurately measured through the Jones Counter & holds an AAI Permit. Registration on the day is open from 9am so make sure in getting down early, register early, warm up well, enjoy the race & hang around as we chat with a cuppa and some refreshments after the race.

LOTTO UPDATE: Jackpot on the rise to €12,600...

The latest club draw took place on Tuesday 19th February. The jackpot was €12,400 & the numbers drawn on the night were 21, 26, 32 & 33. The Jackpot was not on this occasion. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were Kelma McCarthy, Eilish Griffin & Brian Murphy while this week’s €30 voucher was for Kennedy’s Bar, Killeagh and that was won by Malachy McCarthy.

Next week’s jackpot, €12,600 is up for grabs for Tuesday 26th of February. What would you do with the money?? Want to play...?? For €2, buy your lotto tickets in the local businesses around the village or play online @ Sales close locally on Tuesday at 7pm. Remember, ‘Money Spent Local Stays Local!’


Thanks to all who bought or sold club draw tickets over the past six weeks from any member of the club. As promised, we made the €100 Killeagh GAA Confined draw for those who bought tickets from our club, the winners were drawn on Tuesday night by our five Harty heroes;

1. Ciara Power

2. Caragh O’Connor

3. John Holden

4. Denis Barry

5. David & Antoinette Barry

Thanks to all and well done to those drawn for the €100 cash.


Our Club Shop has re-opened last Saturday and will be open every Saturday from 10:30am until 11:30am. We have re-stocked our shop with new training tops and shorts. So, why not bring your son or daughter down on a Saturday morning to get the new training or match gear for the 2019 season. And if you forget your cash, we have credit facilities available for you.


With the football & hurling 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, Kieran Scully prior to any match being played. You will be not allowed play otherwise! Please contact Kieran or any committee member regarding this matter.

If you are looking to book the pitch or hall for any training sessions, please contact Colman Motherway or the PRO.


Over the next few weeks, work will start on our new fence project which was launched prior to Christmas. This will be a new renovation for the club and will be an upgrade on safety standards, of which we hold in high regard already. As soon as work starts, we will have pictures here and on our social media.


Our Senior Hurlers will return to competitive action on Tuesday 26th of February with a 1st Round game away to Newcestown under the lights in Cloughduv with the game starting at 8.30pm. Please show support to the lads who have been working very hard in preparation for this game over the last few weeks!


Cork’s RedFM Senior Hurling League;

Away v Newcestown on Tuesday 26th February in Cloughduv @ 8:30pm, please note change in venue

Home v Ballinhassig on Sunday 3rd March @ 12pm

Away v Midleton on Sunday 17th March @ 11:30am

East Cork Junior Football Division 1 League;

Home v Lisgoold on Tuesday 12th March @ 8pm

Under 21 B Football Championship;

Weekend of 8/9th March, Glenbower Rovers v Castlelyons, Venue & Date TBC

Weekend of 22/23rd March, Glenbower Rovers v Fr O’Neills, Venue & Date TBC


Our underage academy is back and training over last few weeks. Here are the upcoming fiztures for our younger teams;

Minor football league Division 2A;

Home v Bride Rovers on Monday 11th March @ 7.30pm

Minor Hurling Challenge;

Home v Midleton on Sunday 3rd March @ 11:30am

Under 16 football league Division 1;

Home v Kiltha Óg on Sunday 3rd March @ 3pm

Under 14 football league Division 1;

Away v Cobh on Saturday 9th March @ 4pm

Under 13 football league 2G1;

Home v Erin’s Own on Wednesday 27th @ 7:30pm

Home v Na Piarsaigh on Sunday 3rd March @ 10:30am

Your support for our teams is greatly appreciated, no matter the age group.


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

The 2019 Charity day takes place at West Waterford Golf Club this Tuesday, 26th of February 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 topple the €1,000 mark!

Don’t forget, 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 county championships have been released and sees our opening round game against Na Piarsaigh take place on Easter Sunday, April 21st in Páirc Uí Rinn with a 2pm throw in.

The East Cork Board Draws were also made.

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 for the Jim Ryan Cup, 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;


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.



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.


1. All in community welcome every Thursday evening until 28th Feb, Operation Transformation Walk around Páirc Uí Chinnéide 7-9pm

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

3. 1st Round of Cork SHC vs Na Piarsaigh on April 21st at 2pm in Páirc Uí Rinn.

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


By Tricia Treacy

St. Marys High School. Congratulations to Niamh O’Connor, Anna Brenner, Suzanne Dignam and Sarah Kent who all played their part winning the Junior (under 16 1/2) B All Ireland Semi Final on Saturday last. The Game was played in ideal conditions against Dominicans a school from Dublin. All the Killeagh girls played out of their skins and contributed greatly to this great win. Roll on the final!

Under 12s The under 12 squad are continuing their training regime with fitness training sessions on every Wednesday 6.45 – 7.45 and Camogie sessions on in the GAA hall each Saturday morning 12noon – 1 pm. Large numbers are enjoying their indoor sessions. With the continuing fine weather all sessions will shortly be held outdoors.

Cork Seniors. Chloe, Hannah, Laura and Stefanie travelled with Cork to Galway on Sunday last to play their final game of the league campaign. The game ended in a draw which means Cork will now play Kilkenny in the League semi final to be played on March 10th.

Aras an Uachtarain On Tuesday the 19th February President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina honoured the winning All Ireland winning Senior and Intermediate teams. The Cork teams, their families, mentors and officials were welcomed to the Áras for the reception. Our players Stefanie, Laura, Chloe, Niamh and Hannah all represented Cork and their club Killeagh. It was a fantastic occasion and was enjoyed by everyone. The President’s speech was a wonderful tribute to these “athletes” and he paid tribute to their dedication and commitment, their teamwork and unity which he said is “paramount in everyday lives”. The President also spoke about the recent celebrations for International Women’s Day and where at Áras an Uachtaráin, both he and Sabina are delighted to support the ‘20x20 IF YOU CANT SEE IT, YOU CANT BE IT’ initiative. It’s a movement which he said will shift cultural perception of women’s sport by committing to increase media coverage of women in sport by 20% because if she can’t see it, she can’t be it.